By NEMS Daily Journal
BOONEVILLE – Bernice Janeway, 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Oct. 29, 1924, in Prentiss County to Etha Parker Bonds and Luther Curtiss Bonds. She was the widow of Raymond Alexander Janeway who preceded her in death on March 1, 1951. She was a member of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church.
She was a 1942 graduate of Booneville high School. Throughout her life, she worked at various occupations, some of which included the Booneville Hospital, Brown Shoe Company and Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. She also was a Tupperware dealer and manager for many years, and worked as a food demonstrator at the Kroger Stores in Corinth and Tupelo. On her 85th birthday, she began her last and most enjoyable employment as a greeter at the Welcome Center in Corinth.
She was proud to be a member of the “Rosie the Riveter” Society that was formed during World War II. She also was a member of the Prentiss County Genealogical and Historical Society, and an active member of the Prentiss County Republican Party.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Easley officiating. The eulogy will be given by her grandson, John Henderson. Burial will be in Holley Cemetery in Prentiss County.
She is survived by four daughters, Olivia Miller of Guntown, Gale (Julian) Johnson of Booneville, Claudia (David) Hill of Tupelo and Pam (Roger) Henderson of Booneville; six grandchildren, Trechia Miller Bouge (Kevin White) of Madison, John (Greta) Henderson of Mansfield, Texas, Michael (Ellen) Miller of Conyers, Ga., Jennifer Johnson (Michael) Privett of Euless, Texas, Cori Johnson (Chris) Sebren of Edmond, Okla., and Leslie Hill (Gary) Russell of Tupelo; and 14 great-grandchildrren, Case Bogue, Hayden and Ashley-Ann Henderson, Anna, Abby and Reese Miller, Emily, Shawn and Grace Privett, Tyler, Jacob, and Zachary Sebren, and Gage and Madison Russell.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and three sisters, Maedell Holder, Syble Brown and Louise Roy.
Pallbearers will be John Henderson, Michael Miller, Gary Russell, Chris Sebren, Tyler Sebren and Bill Caver.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. Mark Reed and the staff of the West clinics in Corinth and Memphis and to thank Dr. Joe Putnam for the care and compassion shown to their mother during her illness.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Holley Cemetery Fund, c/o Reba Davis, 182 CR 8301, Rienzi, MS 38865.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and two hours prior to service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
The obituary for Charlie Leon Clark in Thursday’s Daily Journal did not contain visitation. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Amory.
PONTOTOC – Gladys Marie Rackley, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at her home. She was a member of White Zion Presbyterian Church. She was a loving wife and mother. She loved taking walks, playing with puppies, and visiting with friends and family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Tom Hewitt officiating. Burial will be in White Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include her son, Joe D. Rackley (Mary Jane) of Pontotoc; grandsons, Benny Rackley of Pontotoc, Donnie Rackley of Tupelo and Brandon Rackley of Pontotoc; granddaughters, Kristy Wallace (Matt) of North Carolina and Jessica Henderson of Tupelo; great-grandson, Matthew Rackley of Charleston; a sister, Agnes “Pete” Todd of Pontotoc; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Olious Mayhue “Polly” Rackley; a brother, Arthur “Bud” Kennedy; a sister, Evelyn Frederick; and her parents, Arthur and Floy Kennedy.
Pallbearers will be Randy Todd, Brent Todd, Larry Frederick, Anthony Frederick, Nathan Hester and D.J. Hester.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
TUPELO – Regina Montgomery, 25, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
OXFORD – Annie Floyd Coleman Oliver, 59, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
TUPELO – Lucille Jenkins died Friday, July 27, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born June 4, 1932, in Lee County to Mamie Thomas and Shelby Thomas. She attended Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church. She retired from Traceway Retirement and North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell M.B. Church with Elder Leo Wright officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include daughters, Luvenia Chandler of St. Paul, Minn., Ruby Jenkins and Evelyn McGlown (Ronnie Sam), both of Tupelo; sons, Jessie Jenkins (Ann) of Saltillo, Ricky Jenkins and Larry Jenkins (Pat Shaun), all of Tupelo; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two special great-grandchildren, Imya and Inya Blanchard; two siblings, Earlie Thomas and Catherine Crayton; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at N.L. Jones Funeral Chapel. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
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WOODLAND – Johnnie Ellison Hill, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. She was born Nov. 19, 1924, in Chickasaw County to John Whit Ellison and Carrie Lewis Ellison. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, Miss. She was a third grade teacher for 28 years at Woodland.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta with Bro. Patrick Collins officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, James David Hill of Woodland; one son, Jan D. Hill (Judy) of Woodland; one grandson, Jason D. Hill (Kelly) of Woodland; two brothers, Joe Donald Ellison and family of Martin, Tenn., and James Lee Ellison and family of Woodland; and two grandchildren, Katelyn and Tyler Hill.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1337 CR 70 Woodland, MS 39776.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
BOONEVILLE – Ola B. Derrick, 79, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville.
No funeral services are scheduled. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Bro. Bobby White
BOONEVILLE – Bro. Robert Charles “Bobby” White, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Miller Tipler Jr.
MEMPHIS – Miller Tipler Jr., 83, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was formerly of Benton County.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul M.B. Church in Memphis. Burial will be in Greenwood M.B. Church Cemetery in Lamar. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 5 to 7 p.m. today at St. Paul M.B. Church in Memphis. The body will lie in repose at the church from 9 to 9:55 a.m. Saturday.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Evia C. Girley, 44, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
FULTON – Sandra Kay Spees Boozer, 65, died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born on Dec. 7, 1946, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of Mae Eloise Hudson and Dewey Milton Spees Sr. She was a graduate of Amory High School. On Aug. 10, 1973, she married James Allen Boozer. Full of life and finding joy in the small things of life, she was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Amory. Dedicated to showing appreciation for veterans, she had a passion for thanking the Vietnam veterans for their service and reminding them of their value and contributions to our country. She enjoyed her plants, watching wildlife, taking care of her three Shih Tzu dogs, Bon Jovi music, and spending time with her husband, son and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, James Allen Boozer of Fulton; son, Christopher Boozer (Dana) of Tupelo; brother, Dewey Milton Spees Jr. of Amory; grandchildren, Lauren and Meagan Boozer; and nieces and nephews, Deborah Spees Walker, Robert Spees and Tammy Spees Tubb, Jeffery Silas, Danny Sheffield, Terry Lynn Cummings, Donna Carol Dyer, Frank Boozer, Alicia Reese, Mark Tubbs, Natalie Marshall, Jeff Boozer, Karen Monaghan, Bradley Pierce and Michael Pierce.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters-in-law, Mary Silas and Dot Cummings; and a niece, Susan Loden.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Todd officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Robert Spees, John Warnicke, F.B. Boozer and Frank Boozer. Honorary pallbearer will be Donnie Carter.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
RIENZI – Ellis Lee Davis, 71, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Whitfield Nursing Home. He was a construction worker and a handyman.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Bro. David Hurt and Bro. Paul Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.
He is survived by his sons, Brian Davis and Doyle Davis, both of Starkville, and Jimmy Lee Davis of Corinth; his daughters. Tammy Brown and Pam Davis, both of Corinth, and Rhonda Starnes of Cherokee, Ala.; brothers, Junior Davis (Imogene) of Walnut, and Garvin Davis and Gene Davis (Nell), both of Rienzi; sister, Jodie Crowe (Vernon) of Rienzi; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Orlando and Wilma Brooks Davis; a brother, Taylor Davis; a son, Johnny Wayne Davis; and an infant daughter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth.
NEW ALBANY – Jewell Imogene “Jean” Russell, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was born in Mound City on July 23, 1928, the daughter of James Lewis and Ola M. Snipes. She was a housewife and a Baptist. She loved to sew, crochet and work word search puzzles.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with Bro. Alvin Whitehead officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sons, Jerald Russell of Senatobia and David Russell of Ecru; three daughters, Judy Russell of Jonesboro, Ark., Rita Tidwell (Daryl) of New Albany and Linda Whitehead (Larry) of Independence; two brothers, Larry Snipes of West Memphis, Ark., and Randy Snipes of Arlington, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren ; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lender Russell; two brothers, Clifford and Jimmy Snipes; and a sister, Ola Faye Rakestraw.
Pallbearers will be Jarred Ligon, Ethan Tidwell, Johnny Pipkin and Aaron Pipkin.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.
Dr. Frank Anderson
OXFORD – Dr. Frank Abel Anderson, 98, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at Azalea Gardens in Oxford. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he joined the University of Mississippi faculty as an assistant professor of chemistry in 1940. During his 39-year tenure at the university, he served as professor of chemistry and chemical engineering and associate dean of engineering. He earned a doctorate degree from Louisiana State University in 1947, an M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Southern California.
He was the recipient of numerous honors, including Oxford Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (1976) and the Distinguished Engineering Service Award (1981). He was the second professor to receive the Outstanding Teacher Award. In 1974, the chemical engineering building was named after him, a testament to his high regard among alumni.
He was a beloved mentor, instructor, colleague and friend whose life impacted lives from the classroom to the Lyceum and beyond. He contributed much to the local community both before and after his retirement from the university. He was a member and served on the administrative board of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church, a member and president of Rotary Club and served on the board of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Anderson Ambrosiani of Stockholm, Sweden; a son, Frank Andrew Anderson of Bolingbrook, Ill.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Courtney Anderson, in March 2012.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Frank Abel Anderson Engineering Endowment or the Mary Courtney Anderson Piano Scholarship Endowment, c/o the University of Mississippi Foundation, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677; or a charity of the donor’s choice.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
AMORY – Paul H. McFarling, 57, died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Baptist East Memorial Hospital, Memphis. Born on Oct. 21, 1954, in Mobile, Ala., he was a son of Grace Hodges McFarling and the late Mac McFarling.
McFarling was a graduate of Amory High School, Class of 1972. He was a graduate of Itawamba Community College, of Metal Trade School, Hamilton, Ala., and received his teaching certificate from Mississippi State University. On Jan. 17, 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Judy Herring. A godly man, he was a member of Becker Baptist Church. A Vo-Tec teacher at Amory High School for nine years, He began McFarling Machine Works and Welding in 1984, while still teaching school. His family remembers him for his generosity to other and for being the perfect family man. He enjoyed going to Smith Lake, boating, watching softball, playing on his Bobcat with his dog, and music from the 1960s and 1970s.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judy McFarling, Amory; mother, Grace H. McFarling, Amory; daughter, Keri McFarling Pickle (Josh), Amory; son, Bart McFarling (Jill), Missoula, Mont.; sister, Sara Cork, Northport, Ala.; granddaughter, Asher Grace Pickle; and nephews, Jason O’Connor (Christina), Jake O’Connor and Josh Tubb.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason O’Connor, Austin Capps, Steven Reeves, Josh Tubb, David Smith, Alex Jones and Trip Richmond. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Forrester and Jake O’Connor.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
RIPLEY – Willard Shackelford Long, 97, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born Sept. 15, 1914, in Ripley to Hugh B. and Lessie Mae Morgan Shackelford. She was a bookkeeper at The Peoples Bank in Ripley for more than 30 years. She worked from Oct. 1, 1951, until retiring on Sept. 7, 1980. She then worked part time for six years. She was the oldest member of the Ripley Presbyterian Church, where she was a faithful member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class and the Ripley Presbyterian Women’s Organization.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. William J. Connolly and Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Joyce Bernice Smith (Jim) of Bartlett, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip F. Long, whom she married Nov. 26, 1945, and who preceded her in death on April 2, 1975; her parents; one sister, Louise Shackelford Carroll; three brothers, Eugene A., Carl and Wayne Shackelford; and two sisters-in-law, Haydie Shackelford and Mildred Shackelford.
Pallbearers will be elders of the Ripley Presbyterian Church.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Fidelis Sunday School Class; members of Ripley Presbyterian Church Women’s Organization; Nance Street neighbors; Bobby P. Martin, Laron Shannon, Dr. Charles Elliott and Billie Thurmond.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Ripley Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Cooper St., Ripley, MS 38663.
PONTOTOC – Annie Mae Ford, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
WALNUT – Elsie Irene Pannell, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at her home in Walnut. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
AMORY – Mary Sims, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.