Obituaries August 3, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Herman Bean
MEMPHIS – Herman Lee Bean, 54, formerly of Holly Springs, died Sunday, July 25, 2001, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Shelby County Cemetery in Memphis.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gerald Vice
HOUSTON – Gerald Vice, 73, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born March 8, 1937, in Middletown, Ohio, to Harley E. Vice and Mary Elizabeth Medley Vice. He attended Pearson’s Chapel Nazarene Church. He was a farmer and a steel mill worker. He was an NRA Benefactor member, a North American Hunting Club life member and an HWMA Hunting Club member. He served in the U.S. Army.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. Scott Samuell officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Southern Funeral Chapel of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Tunnell Vice; two daughters, Mary Ellen Vice of Eaton, Ohio, and Barbara Ann Vice of Houston; one son, James David Vice of Houston; five grandchildren, Brenda Buffenbarger of West Alexandria, Ohio, Nicole Woods of Eaton, Ohio, and Candy Vice Patton, Kyle Moore and Danielle Moore, all of Houston; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, June Flynn of Hammond, La., and Wilma Crouse of Germantown, Ohio; and two brothers, Harley David Vice of Mason, Ohio, and Michael Ray Vice.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Wanda Sue Pheanis; and one grandson, James Kurtis Bullen.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
To access the online register, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

Arthur Wagnon
ABERDEEN – Arthur Lundy Wagnon, 68, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at his residence in Aberdeen. He was born Nov. 25, 1941, to Lundy Wagnon and Celia Waldrope Wagnon in Santo, Texas. He graduated from high school in Santo, Texas. He lived the past 37 years in Aberdeen. He was plant manager at Homeland Vinyl in Birmingham. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, and an avid skeet shooter and racing fan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Rev. Sandra Sisson and Rev. Wayne Bruchey officiating. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Dot Nolen Wagnon of Aberdeen; two daughters, Linda Wagnon Hubbard and husband, Richard, of Tomball, Texas, and Becky Coker Bascomb and husband, Roger, of Sevierville, Tenn.; two sons, Robert Wagnon and wife, Dana, of Lipan, Texas, and Joey Hutchins and wife, Heather, of Aberdeen; five sisters, Peggy Doss of Odessa, Texas, Clara Jo Shelton of Ft. Worth, Texas, Sue Chesnut of Brazos, Texas, Eva Wilson of Lipan, Texas, and Catherine Farmer and husband, John, of Chandler, Texas; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leon Wagnon and Leo Wagnon; and one sister, Betty Enghdal.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Bascomb, Bill Malone, Bobby Coghlan, Ivan Doss, Tony Provias and Rick Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Peden, Brunson Odom, John Hanna, Randall Heath and employees of Homeland Vinyl Products.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Memorials may be made to Aberdeen First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 238, Aberdeen, MS 39730.
Sign the register and leave condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Marine Mayes
CORINTH – Marine Mayes, 74, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Crosswinds Ministries. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Roy Traylor
NEW ALBANY – Roy Lee Traylor, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.
Albert M. Harris Jr.
TUPELO – Albert Marion Harris Jr. died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. He was born on Oct. 16, 1931, in Mesquite, Texas, to Albert M and Bertha Virginia Curry Harris. He was raised in Fort Worth and attended both Arlington State College and the University of Arkansas before joining the Naval Aviation Cadets in Pensacola, Fla., in 1952. He accepted a commission in the Marine Corps as a second lieutenant on Jan. 20, 1954, and remained on active duty for nine years. He returned to college at Auburn University, where he earned a degree in aeronautical management and a second degree in business administration. He taught meteorology while working on his master’s degree and then transferred to the University of Arkansas to get a doctorate in economics.
He went to the Belgian (Zaire) Congo as a missionary from 1967 to 1971, where he flew airplanes and was a hospital administrator. He received a master’s degree in hospital administration upon returning to the U.S. He eventually landed his dream job writing and computerizing information for pilots on certain aircraft for American Airlines. An ordained minister and Sunday School teacher, he and his wife had a jail ministry for 20 years in prisons in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas. He was a fine Christian man who loved the Lord Jesus more than anything and was a walking testimony to Him every day of his life.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Shelby Holly officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Martha Sue Evans Harris; his children, Cindie (Steve) Feith of Frisco, Texas, Albert M. (Yvetta) Harris III of Fulton, Dianne Germany of Saltillo, Walter E. (Yvonne) Harris of Houston, Texas, and Dan Aaby of Tupelo; one brother, Robert (Shirley) Harris of Ft. Smith, Ark.; two sisters, Marilyn Lynch of San Antonio, Texas, and Katherine (Chuck) Smith of Ft. Worth, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who have adopted him as a parent.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803 or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Jewell McKeown
NEW ALBANY – Annie Jewell Moody McKeown, age 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. She was born Nov. 30, 1914, in New Albany to George Alexander Moody and Margaret Rebecca Billingsley Moody. She was a homemaker and a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church for over 50 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Locust Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in the Locust Grove Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Kathy Williams (Ed) and Denise Davis, three great grandchildren, Christopher and Benjamin Williams, and Justin Davis (Jennifer), and one great-great-grandchild, Isabella Davis, all of New Albany; a daughter-in-law, Louise McKeown of Marion, Ark., and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray McKeown; two sons, Billy and Jimmy McKeown; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy McKeown; a grandson, Randy McKeown; two sisters, Flossie McKeown and Dorothy Pannell; and four brothers, Hollis, Dawson, Lloyd and Thurman Moody.
Pallbearers will be Cecil Pannell, Dean Chism, J.C. Garrison, Bill Porter, Nathan Porter and Alex Porter.
Visitation will be today, Aug. 3, 2010, from 5 till 8 p.m. at United Funeral Service.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Malcolm Henderson
BOONEVILLE – Malcolm Henderson, 78, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Feb. 9, 1932, to J.C. and Francis Smith Henderson. He was retired from the Mississippi Department of Agriculture. He was a member of Tuscumbia Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lee Dillard officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Henderson; one daughter, Peggy (Allen) Morphis of Booneville; two sons, Jerry (Debra) Henderson and Jimmy (Dianne) Henderson, both of Booneville; two stepsons, Gerald (Avetta) Mooney and Jimmy Mooney, both of Booneville; two sisters, Moise Loveless of Booneville and Genel Elleffi of Rienzi; one brother, Hafford Henderson of Booneville; 15 grandchildren, Dale Henderson, Becky Henderson, Jerry Ray Henderson, Katie Smith, Michelle Mooney, Ashley Mooney, Miranda Mooney, Kenny Borden, Tammy Bullard, Anthony Borden, Kevin Huddleston, Brian Huddleston, Sharon Thompson, Dee Dee Taylor, Holly Jackson; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera M. Henderson; his parents; one son, Wade Bynum; and one brother, Junior Henderson.
Pallbearers are Kenny Borden, Anthony Borden, Paul Bonds, Terry Hester, Billy Hester, Kirby Jackson, Buster Jackson and William McDonald.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Alene Allred
AMORY – Alene Carter Allred, 75, died Saturday, July 31 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. A native of Quincy, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ozema Jane Dunn Carter. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mrs. Allred’s Bible and family were precious to her. She had worked at Mississippi Valley Net Co. in Memphis before becoming a homemaker. She enjoyed all types of music, traveling and crafts.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Bubba Kennedy and Bro. Mike Todd officiating. Burial will follow in Hatley Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Dianne “Ann” Tibbett of Amory; a sister, Catherine White, and a brother, Johnny Carter, both of Georgia; grandchildren, Bonnie Buchanan, Tracy Shanklin, Matthew Irvin, and Joseph, Stevie and Sheree Allred; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Gary Steve Allred; sisters, Edith Allred and Elizabeth Kitchen; and brothers, Harold “Bubba” and Billy Carter.
Pallbearers will be Randal, Paul and Terry Allred, Jason Jenkins, Trey Edgil and Matthew Irvin. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob and Richard Allred.
Memories may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.

Brenda Harper
MOOREVILLE – Brenda J. Harper, 43, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was employed by Capital Bedding before her illness. She never met a stranger. She enjoyed listening to music, camping, riding four-wheelers and hanging out with friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Dewayne Morgan and Bro. Allen Casteel officiating. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Ashley Scott (Trent), Laken Scott and Paige Scott, all of Mooreville two sisters, her twin Linda Johnson of Nettleton and Lola Malone (Mitch) of New Albany; one brother, Lynn Robinson of Booneville; two grandchildren, Hannah and Briley Glover; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fines and Loma Robinson.
Pallbearers will be Lamont Johnson, Logan Hendrix, Lee Robinson, Cody Robinson, Jason Malone and Austin Davis.
Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. until service time today.

Laura Sutton
HAMILTON – Laura Wayne Smithson Sutton, 92, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. She was born Nov. 5, 1917, to Cyrus Hogue Smithson and Hester Coleman Smithson in Monroe County. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She was a homemaker and a retired seamstress for Hamilton Manufacturing. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Owens of Hamilton, Mildred Murff and husband, Doug, of Aberdeen, and Nancy Seely and husband, Hughie, of Hamilton; two sons, Charles Sutton and wife, Christine, and John Sutton and wife, Ruth Ann, all of Hamilton; two sisters, Doris Evelyn Parks and Ouida Flowers, both of Kolola Springs; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Sutton Sr.; one daughter, Hilda Sutton Smith; two sons, Thomas Wayne Sutton and Randy Sutton; one grandson, Darrel Allen Owens; two great-grandsons, Chad Linley and Joshua Sutton; and two brothers, three sisters and three sons-in-law.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Memorial may be made to Darlington Oaks Community Hospice, P.O. Box 333, Sherman, MS 38869.
To sign the register and send condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Joseph Brown Jr.
RANDOLPH – Joseph Felix Brown Jr., 48, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, in Meridian. He liked gardening and the outdoors, and he loved his children and grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Larry Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Sunshine Jenkins of Randolph and Hannah Key of Memphis; three sons, Kevin Thompson and Damon Brown, both of Fritch, Texas, and Kenneth Brown of Amarillo, Texas; three grandchildren, Dixie and Reed Jenkins of Randolph, and Nikolai Alexander Monk of Fritch, Texas; his mother, Powellette Swanson; two brothers, Marvin White of California and Ronald brown of Pontotoc; and two sisters, Cathy Gordon of Pontotoc and Melissa Bradberry of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Brown; one sister, Paula White; one brother, Joel Brown; and his grandparents, Magdalene Swanson and James Powell Swanson, and Bud and Virgie Brown.
Pallbearers will be Roger Brown, Casey Swanson, Jackie Underwood, Chad Corley, Kevin Thompson, Damon Brown and Kenny Brown.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Ida Harris
PELHAM, Ala. – Ida Kennedy “Sandy” Harris died Friday, July 30, 2010.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of local arrangements.

Sula Spencer
BOONEVILLE – Sula Spencer, 99, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at her home in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Bill Byrd Jr.
ABERDEEN – Clarence Stewart “Bill” Byrd Jr., 86, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Belle Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
To sign the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Justin Kitchens
PONTOTOC – Justin Thomas Kitchens, 26, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in a accidental drowning in Pontotoc County. He was born Oct. 6, 1983, in Tupelo to Gary Kitchens and Shelia Gurley. He made his home in Pontotoc most of his life, where he attended Pontotoc City Schools and Friendship Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his daughter and enjoyed fishing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Robert Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Black Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Survivors include his daughter, Jorga Kitchens of Pontotoc; his mother, Shelia Gurley of Pontotoc; his father, Gary Kitchens of Baldwyn; his grandparents, Charles and Faye Gurley of the Furrs community and Mary Morgan of Tremont; a sister, Brandi Harrison of Union County; a brother, Michael Kitchens of Fort Wayne, Alaska; two nephews, Devan Harrison and Trystan Harrison; and a niece, Madilynn Kitchens.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Allen Eugene Kitchens.
Pallbearers will be Gary Kitchens, Michael Kitchens, Eli Johnson, Scottie Holcomb, Chris Gurley and Dean Miller.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Walter Brewer
RED BAY, Ala. – Walter Wesley Brewer, 32, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born April 21, 1978, in Tupelo. He was a tankerman for Jaco’s Tankerman Service. He was a member of Tremont First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Lymann Rea officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Red Bay.
Survivors are one daughter, Harlee Alexia Brewer of Red Bay, Ala.; his partner, Cristy Olivia Gorum of Red Bay; his mother, Sharon Attaway of Red Bay; his fathers, Jerry Brewer of Huntsville, Ala., and Mike Scott of Vina, Ala.; four brothers, Blaine Alan Brewer and Lil Josh Scott, both of Red Bay, Joey McCalpin of Texas and Austin Scott of Vina, Ala.; one sister, Megan Scott of Vina, Ala.; and his grandmothers, Fonza “Big Ma” Brewer of Arcadia, Fla., and Lillie Mae Scott of Red Bay.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Gilbert Wesley, Mary Anne Childers, Samuel Brewer and Med Scott.
Pallbearers will be Sharmon Self, Jason Davis, Mickey Brown, Brian Upton, Don Thompson, Wayde Hutcheson, Jerry Self and Josh Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey Hugh McCalpin, Michael Nichols and Jarod Scott.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay and until service time on Wednesday.