Obituaries August 29, 2009

Correction:
The obituary for Arnie Davis, which ran in Friday’s Daily Journal, contained an incorrect time for the service. The service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Billy Burrough Jr.
AMORY – Arthur Billy Burrough Jr., 55, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at his home after a short illness. He was born Jan. 18, 1954, in Louisiana to the late Arthur Burrough and Mary Ann Carter Burrough Cody. He was a lifelong resident of Amory. He married Sherry Lynn Herron in 1997. A master mechanic, he enjoyed working on lawn mowers and cars, especially his Dodge Charger. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and especially his grandchildren. He recently turned his life over to God and was affectionately known by his doctors as “Moses.”
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Stanley Blaylock and Bro. Larry McNeese officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Lynn Burrough of Amory; five sons, Carlos Magallon (Brandy), José Magallon, Juan Magallon (Ashley) and Jason Burrough (Dana), all of Amory, and Jesse Magallon (Julie) of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Rhonda Windham (Chris) and Stacy Smith, both of Smithville; one brother, Paul Burrough of Tupelo; one sister, Angela Burrough of Aberdeen; 13 grandchildren, Isaiah, Sophia and Consuela Magallon, C.J. Burrough, Hanna Burrough, Cheyenne Smith, Chasitity Smith, Josiah Burrough, Charity Porter, Benjamin Colburn, Breeanne Odom, Blake and Brasin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruby Knight and Vicki Britt; and four brothers, Jesse, Bobby and J.C. Burrough and Larry Cody.
Pallbearers will be Randy Smith, Gene Kearce, Frank Parks, Andy Culver, Scott McNeese, Fermin Haro, Carlos Easter and Jason Easter. Honorary pallbearers will be Isaiah Magallon, C.J. Burrough and Clarence “Bones” Smith.
Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. today and will continue until service time on Sunday.

Charlie Burns
TUPELO – Charles Wilson “Charlie” Burns, 60, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will be in Anchor Cemetery in Oxford.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Catherine Bowen
BLUE SPRINGS – Catherine Melinda Bowen, 18, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
Tommy Turner
EGGVILLE – Tommy Gerald Turner, 69, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Lee County native, he was born Sept. 26, 1939, to Bonnie Wesley and Christine Simpson Turner. He was a self-employed dozier and backhoe opperator before his retirement. He enjoyed gardening and fishing and he loved his German shepherd, Jacky. He was a member of Eggville Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eggville Free Will Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Gann officiating. Burial will be in Eggville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Margaret Ann Lamb Turner of Eggville; his son, Lynn Turner (Sherry) of Eggville; his daughter, Gail Harris of Saltillo; one sister, Patricia Ann Roberts (Bobby) of Baldwyn; two brothers, Bonnie Charles Turner (Ouida Mae) of Eggville and James Harold Turner of Eggville; three grandchildren, Melissa Turner of Eggville, Brandon Stanford of Lemoore, Calif., and Courtney Stanford of Saltillo; three stepgrandchildrn, Craig Brown of Nettleton, Brent Hall of Nettleton and Amanda Wright of Evergreen; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Gerald Turner; and two brothers, Joe Elbert Turner and John Earl Turner.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Stanford, Robert Hall, Wesley Turner, Kim Turner, Kevin Turner and Shaun Byas.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Eggville Free Will Baptist Church, 1153 CR 1498, Tupelo MS 38804; or the Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Houston Goodwin
GRENADA – Houston Kade Goodwin, 73, died Thursday, August, 27, 2009, at his home. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was past president of the Grenada Country Club and had served as president of the Board of Directors of Kirk Academy for 40 years. He had also been recognized as Farmer of the Year. He was a 1962 graduate of Mississippi State University, founder of Universal Steel Buildings and president of Goodwin Enterprises.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Grenada with Rev. Guss Shelly, Rev. Johnny Dinas and Rev. J.C. Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Harbin Goodwin of Grenada; two daughters, Kim Goodwin Reves (Ricky) of Starkville and Kerry Kade Goodwin Laws of Fort Smith, Ark.; two sons, Trey Kerr of Grenada and Tommy Kerr (Gina) of Chicago; six grandchildren, Ryan Reves, Lauren Reves, Jaci Laws, Jada Laws, Hallie Kerr and Killian Kerr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Beulah Goodwin; five brothers, James Goodwin, J.B. Goodwin, Charles Goodwin, Richard Goodwin and Jack Goodwin; and one sister, Marie Norwood.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Goodwin, Ricky Goodwin, Jimmy Goodwin, Sam Goodwin, Bob Norwood and Patrick Stone. Honorary pallbearers will be John Banks, Johnny Blaylock, Steve Blaylock, Bo Breland, Gerald Ford, James Foshee, Dr. J.D. Harper, Sonny Hayward, Ronnie Houston, Dynamite Kirk, Danny Lawrence, Ray Maxwell, Junior Reece, Dr. Joe Roberts and Patrick Stone.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church or CTRC at the University of Texas Health Science Center, 7979 Weirzbach, San Antonio, TX, 78229.

Curtis Brooks
WEST POINT – Curtis Brooks, 61, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Strong Hill Missionary Baptist Church in West Point. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Minnie Lee Cooper
PITTSBORO – Minnie Lee Cooper, 102, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Marshall Texas.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pittsboro Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Maxine Causey
NETTLETON – Maxine Humphries Causey, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 22, 1926, in Itawamba County to Ed and Rena Gosa Humphries. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She was a former owner and operator of Causey’s Grocery in Nettleton and a Pentecostal. She enjoyed working puzzle books, cooking and being with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Larry Hill Sr. and the Rev. Larry Hill II officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Ray (Samuel) of Becker; two sons, Larry Causey Sr. (Glenda) and Terry Causey, all of Nettleton; one sister, Charlene Adkins (Jerry) of Jasper, Ala.; six grandchildren, Abbie Mullins Hester, Wade Causey, Christy Causey, Larry Causey Jr., Misty Causey Edgil and Chip Causey; 16 great-grandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren, two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Causey; her parents; one daughter, JoAnn Mullins; one son, Jerry Causey; three sisters, Catherine McCollum, Faye Whittemore and Dimple Bridges; four brothers, Herman, Herbert, Hoyle and David Humphries.
Pallbearers will be Larry Causey Jr., Chip Causey, Wade Causey, Junior Neal, Harold Neal and Roger Hester. Honorary pallbearers will be George Warren Mullins, Randy Vinson, Carroll Pettigrew and Billy Rouse.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Wilma Tucker
HOUSTON – Wilma Griffin Tucker, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at the Floy Dyer Extended Care Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Houston Chapel CME Church in Houston with the Rev. Willie Frank Howell officiating. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five sons, Robert Frank (Judy) and Henry Gus (Robbie), both Beloit, Wis., Dennis Ray Tucker (Martha), Willie Rogers Tucker (Martha) and Frankie Lee Tucker, all of Houston; one daughter, Sarah Ann Blanchard (Ferdinand) of Aberdeen; one sister, Lorraine Alexander of St. Louis, Mo; two grandchildren she reared as her own, Stephon Ray (Hope) and Stacey Roxanne (JB III); 28 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, Willie Frank Tucker; a daughter, Shirley Ann London; a grandson, Maurice Tucker; her parents; and three brothers, Dan Griffin, Jessie Lee Griffin and Jack Griffin.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her sons.
Visitation will be Monday at the funeral home.

Kevin Loden
NETTLETON – Kevin Ray Loden, 49, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1960, in Amory to Travis and Fay Ridings Loden. He was a graduate of Amory High School. He married Judy Randolph in 1995. A very devout Christian, he was a member of the Emmanuel Assembly of God, where he served on the Board of Trustees. He was a 26-year employee of Tecumseh and worked three and a half years at True Temper before becoming disabled. He was an E.M.R. and a volunteer fireman for the Union Fire Department, serving on the board of commissioners. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of the Standifer Creek and Shiloh Hunting Clubs. He was devoted to his family and friends.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Phil Wood, Bro. James Rutledge and Bro. Ricky Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Loden of Nettleton; his parents, Travis and Fay Loden of Amory; two daughters, Tessa Capps (Glenn) of Nettleton and Kellie Marie Loden of the home; one brother, Mike Loden (Cindy) of Amory; twin granddaughters, K’Lee and KiLee Capps; and a special friend, Robert Sargent.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Earlene Ridings, and Burrette and Vera Loden.
Pallbearers will be Leon Wilson, Randy Allen, Steve Bishop, Ken Randolph, Nathan Sizemore, Michael Loden, Mike Loden, Glenn Capps and John Ezell. Honorary pallbearers will be Elton Crowe, Shorty Turner, Ladell Russell, rabbit hunting friends, and friend at Tecumseh and True Temper.
Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. today and will continue until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Shirley Henry
GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Shirley Ann Henry, 73, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at her residence in Gatlinburg after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Fulton to Roscoe and Ervin Green Works. A graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School, she attended Itawamba Community College. She was an avid flower gardener. enjoyed bird watching and appreciated the beautiful area in which she lived. She also enjoyed motorcycle rides with her husband, Dude. She was a member of the Pentecostal church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Senter Funeral Home with Sammy Lansdell officiating and the Rev. Glen Wiygul assisting. Burial will be in Bourland Cemetery near Fulton. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of seven years, Dane “Dude“ Henry of Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Saltillo; one son, Brian Rand (Kristie) of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Lanell Schmidt of Fulton; three grandchildren, Nathan, Nolen and Sara Rand; two stepchildren, Tim Henry (Jennifer) and Angie Scott (Donny, both of Saltillo; three stepgrandchildren, Morgan and Derek Scott, and Jacob Henry; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two infant sisters.
Pallbearers will be Brian Rand, Tim Henry, Donny Scott, Barry Green, Tony Green and Doug Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Regina Hatcher
BURNSVILLE – Regina Sue Hatcher, 54, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at her residence. She was a member of Burnsville United Methodist Church. She was a beautician for 25 years, and a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen. The Rev. Wayne Napier and the Rev. Tony Pounders will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Flock Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Dana McNeil, Jonathan Hardwick, Cade Hatcher, Jonah McGaughy, Randy McMillan, Rodger McMillan and Israel Thorne. Honorary pallbearers include Brad Eubanks and Micah McNeil.
Survivors include her husband, Morrell Lee “Buddy” Hatcher Jr. of Burnsville; her mother, Sue McNeil of Cairo; one son, Morrell Lee “Regis” Hatcher III, of Burnsville; one daughter, Amy Britton (Waylon) of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Shelia Hardwick (Charles) of Iuka and Donna Eubanks of Cairo; and two grandchildren, Nathan and Ryan Britton.
She was preceded in death by her father, L. D. McNeil.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Glen.
Memorials may be made to the Little Flock Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Margaret Whiteside
NEW ALBANY – Margaret Marie Mooney Whiteside, 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was born Nov. 14, 1930, in Cotton Plant to the late Jessie and Linnie Cook Mooney. She was retired from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County and also retired from her more recent job at Walmart. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and the widow of Jimmy Whiteside.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Terry Rodgers, Rev. Joe Young and Rev. Nate Lutterman officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Williams (Ira) of New Albany and Maggie Ailes (Mike) of Muncie, Ind.; four sons, Bill Whiteside (Mary) of Pontotoc, Jerry Whiteside (Ann) of Siera Vista, Ariz., Randy Whiteside of Tupelo and Mark Whiteside (Janet) of New Albany; 19 grandchildren, Billy, Misty, J.K., Courtney, Mackenzi, Alexandria, Staci, Holly, Toya, Jeremy, Josh, Desiré, Matthew, Chris, Casey, Jack, Amanda, Jeremy and Wayne; 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; a son, Rick Whiteside; one sister; and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

George W. Peterson
VERONA – George W. Peterson, 79, formerly of Blue Mountain, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Community Hospice in Verona.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the First Evangelistical Baptist Church in Ripley. Burial will be in the Ruckersville Cemetery in Falkner. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Brenda Tickle
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Brenda Tickle, 67, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation. She was born Aug. 29, 1941, in Caldwell County to Carlene Story Summerlin and the late Rufus Henry Summerlin Sr.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. The Rev. Bud Russell will officiate. Hampton Funeral Home of Boone, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Tickle of the home; one son, Bryan Tickle and wife, Jessica, of Cary, N.C.; one daughter, Emily Thomas and husband, Joel, of Collierville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Gray Thomas, Eli Thomas, Reed Thomas and Webb Thomas, all of Collierville, Tenn., and Mary Jane Tickle, Watson Tickle and Jack Tickle, all of Cary, N.C.; her mother, Carlene Story Summerlin; one brother, R.H. Summerlin Jr. of Lenoir, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her father, Rufus Henry Summerlin Sr.; one son, Richard Bradley Tickle; one sister, Jean Summerlin; and one brother, Tommy Summerlin.
The family will receive friends, in the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Meadowview Room, following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon Baptist Church Building Fund, 3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C. 28607; or to Appalachian State University Yosef Club, P.O. Box 32025, Boone, N.C. 28608.
Online condolences may be sent to the Tickle family at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com.

Glenn Sherfey Sr.
SHANNON – Glenn Allen Sherfey Sr., 86, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness. A Nettleton native, he was born Oct. 28, 1922, to Robert E. and Annie Lou Straiter Sherfey. He was a member of Shannon First Baptist Church, and a farmer in the Shannon and Nettleton area. He served in the 9th Army Air Corps during World War II in Europe, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and the Invasion of France at Normandy. After his time in the military, he married Mary Kathryn Gardner and moved to Abilene, Texas, where he worked in the oil fields of West Texas and in the real estate business before returning to Mississippi. He became involved in farming in the Shannon and Nettleton area, and he was a civil service employee for Federal Crop Insurance. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed farming the land and watching crops grow. He loved spending time with family and friends, and he loved his Border Collie, Mollie.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Mark Cayson and the Rev. John Box officiating. Burial will be in Shannon Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Kathryn Sherfey of Shannon; one son, Al Sherfey (Linda) of Shannon; one granddaughter, Alana Fowler (Adam), and two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Arin Fowler, all of Plantersville; three sisters, Alice Judon and Rhudy Fancher (Robert), both of Memphis, and Diane Sherfey of Tupelo; one brother, Jake Sherfey (Ocell) of Nettleton; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Nell Sherfey of Tupelo and Frances Gardner of Baldwyn; one brother-in-law, Bunch Gardner (Martha) of Shannon; special caregivers, Linda Thompson, Cindy Morton and Patricia Murphy, several nieces and nephews and Mollie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary Burgess, Dorothy Sealy and Nancy Sherfey; and one brother, Emmett Sherfey.
Pallbearers will be Mike Filgo, John Ivy, Jack Trice, Bud Gardner, Jerry Griffin and Malcomb McMullan. Honorary pallbearers will be Vaughan Hood, Ralph Gillespie, John Priest, Bill Curtis, Raymond Dallas, John Wiygul, Ed Minga and A.T. Hathcote.
Memorials may be made to Shannon First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 26, Shannon, MS 38868
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Betty Sparks
HAMILTON, Ala. – Betty Mink Sparks, 80, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grave Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Gravel Springs Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church and continue until service time Sunday.

Bettye Nixon
MICHIE, Tenn. – Bettye Jane Nixon, 62, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Acton Church of Christ. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at Acton Church of Christ.

Ethel O’Barr
WOODLAND – Ethel Lee O’Barr, 98, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born April 27, 1911, in Lee County to Thomas Dallas “Boss” Curry and Lizzie Jane Gregory Curry. She was a homemaker and farmer, taking care of her cows and garden. She was a Baptist. She knew for sure she was saved, and she looked forward to seeing her husband and children again.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Arbor Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Mathina officiating. Burial will follow in Arbor Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeannie Sparks of Woodland; 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hugh Curry of Woodland and Charles Curry of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jodie L. O’Barr three daughters, Mary Brown, Louise Darden and Elizabeth Easley; and two sons, J. L. O’Barr and Buddy O’Barr.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at Arbor Grove Baptist Church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.

Gertha Mae Cole
RED BAY, Ala. – Gertha Mae Cole, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at Helen Keller Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Franklin County, Ala., to J.G. and Viola Barksdale Wilson. She was a homemaker and member of Halltown Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m.today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Rex Manasco officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery in Vina, Ala.
Survivors are one son, Robert Cole (Melba K.) of Red Bay; one granddaughter, Anna Cole; one great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Cole; three sisters, Lois Allen of Vina, Dorothy Brown of Jackson, Tn., and Lorene Traves of Albion, Mich.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Prince Albert Cole; her parents; and two brothers, Leonard Wilson and Shorty Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Allen, Jeff Allen, Jacob Reno, Michael Cole, Joe Autry and Dean LaMarque. Honorary pallbearer will be Clay McNatt.
Visitation will continue until service time today.

William Brand
VARDAMAN – William Clarence Brand, 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Memphis. He was born Aug. 26, 1922, in Calhoun County. He was a retired farmer and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a resident of the Sunshine Inn at Myrtle.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Liberty Baptist Church at Vardaman with the Rev. Jeff Harmon officiating. Burial with military honors will be at New Liberty Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Barry Hood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Brand and Ivy Brannon Brand; two brothers, Ralph Brand and Carl Brand; and one sister, Ernestine Hicks.
Pallbearers will be James Foster, Barry Hood, Keith Havens, Lance Massey, Donnie Orr and Parker Orr.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Joda Melson Sr.
Olivehill, Tenn. – Joda Melson Sr., 71, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Savannah, Tenn. Burial with military honors will be in Olivehill Cemetery in Olivehill, Tenn.
The body will lie in state at the church until service time Sunday.

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