Obituaries August 30, 2010

Aubrey Baldwin
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – Aubrey Guy Baldwin, 65, died Aug. 28, 2010, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was born Oct. 10, 1944, to Elton and Inez Steele Baldwin in Ingrams Mill.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cedar View Church, 2841 Hwy 305 North Olive Branch. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his four children, Kelly (Randy) Mann of Greenwood, Steven Baldwin of Florence, Jeremy Baldwin and Philip Baldwin of Madison; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lonnie Baldwin; and a grandson, Christopher Baldwin.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Tredaron Clemmer
NEW ALBANY – Tredaron Clemmer, 23, died Aug. 29, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Dr. Bert Hill
AMORY – Dr. Charles Bert Hill, 83, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on April 11, 1927, in Amory, he was a son of the late Kennedy Vern and Bessie Chesley Hester Hill. After graduating from Amory High School in 1945, Dr. Hill served in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps, stationed in Camp Lejeune, N.C., until his honorable discharge in December 1946. He played football for Hinds Junior College. In 1953, he graduated from Auburn University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. At Auburn, he was president of the Auburn student chapter of American Veterinary Medical Association and a member of the Alpha Psi professional fraternity.
In Amory, he was an active life-member of Amory First United Methodist Church, active with Boy Scouts of America, a member of Kiwanis Club, and founder and first president of Amory Swim Association. In 1984, he founded one of the first pet therapy programs, serving patients of the Amory Nursing Home.
Dr. Hill was a member of the Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine for 20 years, serving as president several times. He was president of the American Association of National Veterinary Medicine Licensing Board, member of the National Veterinary Medical Examination Committee, member of AVMA Commission for foreign graduates in the U.S., and was voted Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year in 1990. As an Auburn alum, he served on the Advisory Board for the School of Veterinary Medicine from 1968 to 1988 and on the Auburn National Alumni Association Board for three terms. He was a life-member of the Samford Society of Auburn University.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Warren Coile officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Edna Durden Hill of Amory; daughter, Susan (Mike) Vann, and son, Bert (Judy) Hill Jr., of Birmingham; grandchildren, Michelle (Will) LaMar, Trey (Jamie) Hill III, Dr. Stewart Hill, Billy Murphree and Libby (Matt) McGowan; great-grandchildren, Charles IV and Thomas Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Kennedy V. Hill Jr. and Dr. Chesley Hester Hill.
Pallbearers will be Trey Hill III, Dr. Stewart Hill, Billy Murphree and Matt McGowan.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Burrow, Jerry Lantrip, Dr. Robert Cole, Dr. Richard Hollis, Hobdy Bryan, Dick Millender, Dr. Dan Moore, Dr. Bill Rogers, Dr. Joe Raper, John Earl Whitaker, Chuck Kennedy, Jerry Guess and Hal Rogers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, Amory, MS 38821-0147 or a charity of choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Charles Brooks
MANTACHIE – Charles H. Brooks, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at his home after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 30, 1930, in the Ratliff Community of Itawamba County to Charlie and Hattie Palmer Brooks. He worked for 50 years as a sewing machine mechanic in several garment factories in Lee and Itawamba counties. He farmed all his life and was a member of the Center Star Independent Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean conflict. After retirement, he drove a school bus for Lee County Schools until his health failed. He enjoyed picking and singing with his friends and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Buddy Rushing officiating. Burial will be in the Center Star Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Geneva Brooks of Mantachie; two sons, Steve Brooks of Saltillo and Scottie Brooks (Missy) of Mantachie; one brother, Ruel Brooks (Peggy) of Mantachie; two grandchildren, Haleigh Brooks and Amber Brooks; two god-grandchildren, Mason Clark and Lydia Clark; and his caregiver, Thomas Hendrix.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Gerald Brooks.
Pallbearers will be Prentice Brown, Scotty Clark, Mark Russell, Cary Russell, John Marvin Smith and Harvey Brooks.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mildred Stone
TREMONT – Mildred L. Stone, 66, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born May 5, 1944, to Laverne “Vern” and Mildred Shirley Evans Kent. She was a member of the Tremont United Methodist Church and had worked at Trustmark National Bank for over 30 years. An avid reader, she enjoyed crocheting and flower gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Eugene Stockstill and Bro. Dee Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Tremont Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Kim Waddle (Brad) of Fulton, Tracy Barnett (Alan), Cathy Bohannon (Solen) and Amanda Hamner, all of Tremont; two brothers, Charles E. Kent of Jacksonville, Ark. and Lowery B. Kent of Tremont; and 10 grandchildren, Grace Waddle, Claire Waddle, Lilly Catherine Barnett, Evan Barnett, Annabeth Barnett, Colin Reeves, Alley Reeves, Ethan Bohannon, Olivia Hamner and Nicholas Hamner.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, John E. Kent.
Pallbearers will be Colin Reeves, Sean Kent, Alan Barnett, Brad Waddle, Charles Kent Jr. and Jordan Kent.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pricilla Gladney
OXFORD – Pricilla Romanda Gladney, 38, died Aug. 21, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

Florence James
FALKNER – Florence Lorene James, 98, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

Clarence Harrell
WEST POINT – Clarence Harrell, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. He was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Grainger County, Tenn. to Mettie Roberts and Wade Harrell. He was a statatician for The Union Carbide Company at the Atomic Energy Plant in Oakridge, Tenn. before moving to West Point in 1963 with T.V.A. where he was a substation operator. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was past president of the United Methodist Men’s Club and president of Friendly Fellowship Sunday School Class. He also served on the Board of Trustees and Stewards. He was an avid guitarist and had taught private guitar lessons. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during WWII. He married Barbara Kyte Harrell on Dec. 24, 1949, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville, Tenn. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kyte Harrell of West Point; three daughters, Gloria Harrell Turner (Mark) of Starkville, Patty Hare (Michael) of Tupelo and Sarah Henley (Tommy) of Westpoint; four grandchildren, Christie Sims, Marc Weaver, Mark Turner Jr. and Leslie Scott; and seven great-grandchildren, Chris Garner, Alexis Weaver, Trista Weaver, Kaitlyn Weaver, Abby Scott, Sarah Scott and Lauren Scott.
He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Turner, Tommy Henley, Marc Weaver, Chris Garner, Michael Hare, Mark Turner Jr., Alex Sims and Stephen Scott.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 293, West Point, MS 39773 or to Dugan Memorial Home, P.O. Box 698, West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth Wilkinson
OXFORD – Elizabeth Louise “Betty” Wilkinson, 86, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Oxford.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association and Baptist Home Care and Hospice.

Berlin Hankins
PALMETTO – Berlin Robinson Hankins, 92, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at The Meadows in Fulton where she had resided the last five months. She was born in Pontotoc County on Feb. 24, 1918, the fourth of six children born to Thomas and Carra Shackford Robinson. She grew up and lived most of her life in the Palmetto Community. She attended Palmetto Public Schools and graduated from Verona High School in l938 where she was a standout All Star basketball player on the dirt courts. She attended Wood Junior College in Mathiston, Pearl River Junior College and later attended Mississippi State College for Women (MSCW). After college, she worked as secretary in a Tupelo law office and later moved to Mobile where she was a file clerk for the shipyards. She returned to Palmetto and married Navy man, Marvin Hankins on March 29, 1944, a marriage that lasted until his death on June 3, 1978.
She became a housewife and mother and spent the rest of her years on the family farm in Palmetto. After her husband’s death, she worked nine years in the school cafeteria at Verona School. She loved the land, farming and gardening and its produce. She was especially fond of her “milk” cows. She had been known to “nurse” many young abandoned calves over the years. She was a lifelong member of the Palmetto United Methodist Church and was known far and wide for her good attitude and zeal and zest for life, living, her family, her community and her church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dennis Fink officiating and Bro. Gary Roberson and Jacob Dawe assisting. Burial will be in the Palmetto United Methodist Church Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Bennie Hankins (Laura Williams Hankins) of Tupelo, Kenny Hankins of Palmetto and W.A. Hankins (Cynthia Vaughn Hankins) of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Sunnie Parmer (Mike) of Belden, Shannon Drummond (Bill) of Belden, Andrea Hankins (Shane Hardy) of Tupelo, Andy Hankins (Kelsie) of Tupelo, Shane Aguirre of Tupelo and Jonathan Aguirre (Kirsten) of Memphis; five great-grandchildren, Nikki Parmer of Belden, William Drummond of Belden, Mackenzie Hankins of Tupelo, Gryder Aguirre and Grant Aguirre, both of Memphis; a great-great-grandchild, Stormi Brown of Belden; and a sister, Eunice Clayton of Longview.
Pallbearers will be Mike Parmer, Bill Drummond, Roger Byrd, Gary Robinson, Mike Robertson and Charles Curry.
Memorials may be made to the Palmetto United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Teresa Hollingsworth, 154 Palmetto Road, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Ken Moore
MOOREVILLE – Kenneth Ray “Ken” Moore, 78, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at his home near Mooreville after an illness of several months. He was born in Itawamba County on Oct. 1, 1931, to Shelby and Irene Moore. He was a self-employed electrician and worked for other electrical companies most of his life before becoming disabled. He was a Christian and an active member of the Calvary Assembly before becoming ill. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, carpentry work but most importantly, he loved the Lord and his family.
Services will be at 11a.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Ben Raper officiating and Bro. Dale Carr assisting. A private burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Mary Adams Moore of Mooreville, to whom he married June 15, 1985; three sons, Mike Moore (Diane) of Birmingham, Larry Moore (Shelia) of Saltillo and Raymond “Ed” Williams (Anna) of Amory; two daughters, Nina Allred (Phillip) of Tupelo and Stephanie Jones of Shannon; 10 grandchildren, Brent Moore (Amy) of Fulton, Paul McComb (Donna) of New Albany, Julie Eskew (David) of Fulton, Josh Jones of Mooreville, Christin Jones of Shannon, Nathaniel Jones (Britney) of Mooreville, Brandon Strong of Tupelo, Lacey Jolley of Tupelo, Brandon Williams of Smithville, Alexis Williams of Mantachie and Madison Williams of Mooreville; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Bro. Bob Raper and Bobby McVay.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Dolan and Nolan Moore; and two sisters, Shelby Jean Christian and Euple Riley.
Pallbearers will be Paul McComb, Brent Moore, Phillip Allred, Nathaniel Jones, Jamie Locastro and Joshua “Josh” Jones.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Assembly, c/o Bro. Ben Raper, P.O. Box 32, Tupelo, MS, 38802.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Annie Lou Allen
TISHOMINGO – Annie Lou “Granny” Allen, 81, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

Sarah Henderson
CORINTH – Sarah Joyce Henderson, 70, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab of Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sharing Hearts, c/o First Baptist Church, 501 Main Street, Corinth, MS 38834.

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