Obituaries August 5, 2013

Clif Clifton
MOOREVILLE – James Henry “Clif” Clifton, III, 54, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family. A Tupelo native, he was born June 10, 1959, to James Henry, Jr. and Shirley Annette Scruggs Clifton. Clif lived most of life in Lee County. After twenty years of service, he retired from Cooper Tire. Clif greatly enjoyed the outdoors, spending his time hunting, fishing, boating, riding his 4-wheeler and watching tv with his devoted pet and companion, Dewey. He loved his family and was a member of the Eggville Church of Christ.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Leon Willis officiating. A graveside service will follow at Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle Clifton of Mooreville; four children, Mike Clifton (Jennifer) of Mooreville, Valarie Clifton of Starkville and Krista and Jennifer Clifton, both of the home; three grandchildren, Caleb Clifton of Pontotoc,

Kaiden Dupree and Brady Clifton, both of Mooreville; one sister, Anita Clifton Wolf (Lee) of Baldwyn; one brother, Charles Clifton (Shannon) of Tupelo; his parents, Jimmy and Annette Clifton of Tupelo/Iuka.

Pallbearers will be Mike Asters, Lee Wolf, Tim Brock, Rick Roberts, Steve Krueger and Dick Rice.

Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Visitation will be 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2013, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Claude Collins III
TUPELO – Claude Liddell Collins III, 59, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. Claude was born on Feb. 1, 1954, in Grenada to Claude L. Collins Jr. and Elizabeth Jospephine Plank Collins. He grew up in Grenada, attended welding school, and worked there in his early years before moving to Tupelo in l995, where he was employed by Tecumseh Products in maintenance until becoming disabled. A member of Bissell Baptist Church, Claude was a great outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and all God’s creation.

A service celebrating his life will be held at 7 p.m. today at Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with his son-in-law, Pastor Jason Gillespie and Bro. Roger Smith officiating. Private burial will be in the family plot in Grenada County.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time today only at Tupelo Chapel of Holland.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Brown Collins of Tupelo, to whom he married in Gatlinburg, Tenn. on Sept. 28, 1998; two sons, Lee Collins of Plantersville and Josh Collins of Grenada; two daughters, Tammy Gillespie (Jason) of Columbia, S.C. and Allison Greenwell (Robert) of Killen, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Kayla, Abby, Parker, Noah, Emma Grace, Anna Claire and Ava Kate; his siblings, Janie Logan of Winona and Hattie McCain (Jeff) of Greenwood and Robert Collins (Karen) of Stewart; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Johnny Lee Collins.

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Arlene Horton
UNITY – Arlene Kerr Horton, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at The Meadows in Fulton after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Keith Trice
CORINTH – Keith Trice, 46, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his sister’s home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Traymon Burns
CORINTH – Traymon Burns, 6 weeks, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Charles Hurd
PONTOTOC – Charles “Slick” Hurd, 52, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Bee Jenkins
SARDIS – Bee Ellis Jenkins, 94, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis.

Lynda Smith
OXFORD – Lynda Taylor Smith, 41, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Booneville City Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Scott Child Development Center, Oxford, MS.

Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Roy Copeland
BALDWYN – Roy Copeland, 91, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility in Baldwyn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Clay McKee
IUKA – Clay McKee, 73, of Iuka, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be 1 p.m. today, Aug. 5, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Hill Cemetery Fund.

An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Earl Dean
TUPELO – Earl G. Dean, 59, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Nancy S. Steed
AMORY – Nancy Stiles Steed died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Born Feb. 9, in Baldwyn, she was a daughter of Glover Triplett Stiles Sr. and Helen Smythe Stiles. She married Donald Steed in 1960.

She grew up in and graduated high school in Baldwyn. She attended First Baptist Church of Amory and was a member of Pilot Club of Amory and Beta Sigma Phi. She retired from South Central Bell and also worked at P&S Clinic and Blacks

Department Store in Amory. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Atlanta and St. Louis to watch baseball. She also enjoyed needlepoint, crossword puzzles and reading. A collector of antiques, she had an enormous collection of glassware that she was very proud of.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson and Bro. Wes White officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Donald G. Steed of Amory; her sister, Helen Chisholm of Charleston S.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Sara Jane Stiles; and brothers, Glover T. Stiles Jr. and Dale Stiles.

Pallbearers will be Bob and Lyman Chisholm, John Nestor, Tim Nelson, Prentiss Wiggington, Charles Marshall, Lester Cagle, and Curtis Lewellen.

Donations may be given to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821 or to a charity of choice.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Martha Wages
SOMMERVILLE, Tenn. – Martha Genell Copeland Wages, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church and a homemaker. She loved her family dearly, and she enjoyed playing bingo.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Marvin Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Blades (Ted) of Sommerville, Tenn. and Janet Benjamin (David) of Baldwyn; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis and Martha Copeland; one daughter, Teresa Burelson; and two sons, Dennis and James Wages.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Bessie Mills
MOOREVILLE – Bessie McAfee Mills, 72, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at her residence in Mooreville after an extended illness.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Burial will be in the New Home Cemetery near Fulton.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday only.

A full obituary will follow in Tuesday’s paper.

Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Kenneth Burnsides
SKYLINE – Kenneth L. Burnsides, U.S. Navy, Retired, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

A service celebrating his life will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the First Baptist Church of Tupelo. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Gilvo Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at First Baptist Church.

A full obituary will follow in Tueday’s Journal.

Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.