Obituaries August 6, 2009

Shandra Lomenick
IUKA – Shandra Lomenick, 35, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in Cherokee, Ala., as a result of an automobile accident. She loved music and enjoyed fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Dennis Wingo and Bro. Mickey Wingo officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery.
Survivors include her father, Roy Lomenick (Nellie) and her mother, Gladys Lomenick, both of Iuka; one son, Tyler Butler of Michie, Tenn.; one brother, Marc Lomenick (Sydney) of Winfield, Ill.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Lomenick; her sister, Vanessa Cannon; her stepmother, Amy Lomenick; her grandparents, Sterling and Ruby Lomenick, and Mickey and Jean Campanaro; two uncles, James Lomenick and Joey Campanaro; and an aunt, Shirley Robinson.
Pallbearers will be Eugene Yarbrough, Travis Luttrell, Kevin Paul, Tom Johnson, Jimmy Arnold and Jeremy Arnold.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Snowdown Cemetery Fund or to Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center at www.lebonheur.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Charlie Seals
TUPELO – Charlie Seals died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo.

Gene McVey
FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Robert E. “Gene” McVey, 74, formerly of Booneville, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Dekalb Regional Medical Center in Fort Payne, Ala. He retired from Solar Electric after 38 years. He was a member and deacon of Apostolic Lighthouse Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Pentecostal Church in Booneville with Bro. Scott Baham and Bro. Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Bonita Knight McVey; his mother, Ellen McVey of Booneville; three sons, Kenny (Amy) McVey of Elgin, Ill., Michael McVey of Provo, Utah, and Chris McVey of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Karen (Tyron) Allen of Booneville; one stepson, Rickey (Anita) Knight of Ripley; four sisters, Carolyn (Bill) Fuerstenberg of Jamesville, Wis., Peggy (Mike) Land of Navarre, Fla., Wanda (Smith) Brown of Booneville and Martha Owens of Houston; three brothers, Melvin (Sandy) McVey of Ocean Springs, Gary McVey and Edwin (Sherry) McVey, both of Booneville; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ellen Pitman, and his father, Herman McVey.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Karl Thompson
HOLLY SPRINGS – Karl E. Thompson, 69, formerly of Chicago, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at Alliance Healthcare System in Holly Springs. He was a member of St. Mathtews M.B. Church in Byhalia, where he was an usher. He was a Mason and a retired painter for General Motors in Chicago.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Matthews M.B. Church in Byhalia with the Rev. Kenneth Artison officiating. Burial will be in the Chulahoma M.B. Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five daughters, Ryan Thompson and Rachel Thompson of Holly Springs, Karla Thompson of Westchester, Ill., Bridgette King of Memphis and Lena Thompson of New York City; two sons, Dino Thompson of Dallas, Texas, and Lawrence Williams of Chicago; four sisters and eight brothers.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Thompson.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Friday.

Harold Ferguson
MEMPHIS – Harold Bell Ferguson, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired chemist at Kimberly-Clark and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Oak Forrest Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Inmon officiating. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Burse and Vera Cole Ferguson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.

William Worrells
MANTEE – William Christopher Worrells, 38, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wise Funeral Home in Eupora. Burial will be in Clarkson Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mager DeSollar
DYERSBURG, Tenn. – Mager Bryan DeSollar, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. She was born Nov. 29, 1935, to Clyde Bryan and Alice Wardie Gill Bryan in Aberdeen. She lived in Aberdeen for 40 years and in Dyersburg, Tenn., for the past 10 years. She graduated from Aberdeen High School. She served as a church organist for 55 years in a number of churches. She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dyersburg.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. John Porter and Bro. Randy Jetton officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Armand Barry “Sonny” DeSollar of Dyersburg, Tenn.; two daughters, Pat Ausborn and husband, Chris, of Aberdeen, and Kim Hendrix and husband, Timothy, of Halls, Tenn.; one son, Armand W. DeSollar and wife, Elise, of Simpsonville, S.C.; four sisters, Clyde Virginia Tilley of Pell City, Ala., Catherine Rhodes of Hattiesburg, Cleo Chamberlin of Aberdeen and Frances Rubino of Birmingham, Ala.; one brother, Charles Bryan and wife, Carol Lynn, of Aberdeen; seven grandchildren, Jamie Ausborn, Wyatt Ausborn, Natalie DeSollar, A.J. DeSollar, Brandi Smith, Amanda White and Craig Hendrix.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Chris Ausborn, Wyatt Ausborn, Armand DeSollar, A.J. DeSollar, Craig Hendrix and Austin Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dyersburg, Tenn., and from 2 p.m. to service time Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
For online condolences and registry, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Thomas Carrithers
RED BAY, Ala. – Thomas Arthur Carrithers, 86, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born March 5, 1923, in Alabama to Will and Mae Walker Carrithers. He was a carpenter for 50 years and a member of Whitehouse Church of Christ in Haleyville, Ala.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Whitehouse Church of Christ with Bro. Byron Longcrier and Bro. Phillip Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Whitehouse Church of Christ Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Elvie Carrithers of Red Bay, Ala.; one daughter, Dessie McClure (Buddy) of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; one stepson, Cline Credille (Jo) of Dennis; one stepdaughter, Jeanette Cagle (Charles) of Brilliant, Ala.; three sisters, Faye Thorne and Bobbie Bostick, both of Belmont, and Hassie Slayton of Golden; 11 grandchildren, Joseph Carrithers, Stephan Tuckier, Jamie Eaton, Debra Ferguson, Renita Harrison, Renee Pafford, Chris Cagle, Ginger Cagle, Paula Acker, Scott Garrard and David Garrard; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Collen Eaton; a stepdaughter, Nell Garrard; three stepsons, Herman Credille, Pete Credille and Lelon Credille; a brother, Tulon Carrithers; and a sister, Lois McKinney.
Pallbearers will be Josh Brown, Steve Tuckier, Jamie Eaton, Chris Cagle, Ryan Garrard and Drew Garrard.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home at Belmont. The body will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Whitehouse Church of Christ, State Highway 278, Haleyville, Ala.

Junior Brumley
FULTON – Junior Ray Brumley, 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at his residence. He was born Nov. 12, 1938, in Itawamba County to Sullivan and Ora Randolph Brumley. He was a security guard for 16 years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Clifton Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in Saucer Creek Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife of 44 years, Lorine Timbs Brumley of Fulton; one brother-in-law; four sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Eddie Brumley.
Pallbearers will be Mark Brumley, Ken Brumley, Dwight White, Bobby West, Donald Petty and Harmon Davis.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Audra Nichols
CORINTH – Audra Hugh Nichols, 69, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foote Street Church of Christ. Burial with military honors will be at Oak Hill Cemetery at Theo. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at Foote Street Church of Christ from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.

Susie Rodgers
BALDWYN – Susie Hatfield Rodgers, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a retired employee of Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a substitute teacher for the Baldwyn and Guntown schools. She was a member of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Adams and Bro. Dean Warren officiating. Burial will be in East Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Don Rodgers of Baldwyn; a daughter, Lola Johnson Williams (Mark) of Baldwyn; a brother, Harold Hatfield (Elaine) of Booneville; a grandchild, Jordan Williams; stepchildren, Barron Rodgers, Kelsey Rodgers, Donna Trulove, Elizabeth Kelly and Deanna Rodgers; 14 stepgrandchildren, 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Geneva Hatfield.
Pallbearers will be Mark Hatfield, Allen Ricks, Ken Ricks, Mike Underwood, Sam Coats and William Coats.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Gladys McCarty
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gladys LaPrade McCarty, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in Charlotte, N.C. She was born June 13, 1918, to Arthur and Elvie Buchanan LaPrade. She married Robert McCarty on Oct. 8, 1954 and shared 48 years of marriage before his death in 2002. She worked in the cafeteria of Pontotoc City Schools and Pontotoc Extended Care Hospital, and babysat numerous children for many years in her home. She was a charter member of Oak Hill Homemakers Club and a longtime member of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Pontotoc and was actively involved at University Hills Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., where she worked in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, and feeding and watching birds.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Baptist Church with her great-nephew, the Rev. Thomas Littlejohn, the Rev. Ryan Rodgers and her son-in-law, the Rev. Alan Taylor, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Deborah McCarty Taylor, and son-in-law, Rev. Alan Taylor, of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughter, Cassie Taylor of Charlotte; son, Donnie McCarty, and daughter-in-law, Tena McCarty, of Houlka; many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to University Hills Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C., or Oak Hill Baptist Church, Pontotoc.

Christopher Montgomery
TUPELO – Christopher Montgomery died Friday, July 31, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. He was born April 17, 1975, to Willie Lee and Linda Faye Montgomery in Tupelo. He grew up in and around Tupelo, and he was educated in the Pontotoc School System. Known as “Chris,” he was fun loving jokester with a ready smile and quick wit. He dearly loved his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Temple of Compassion & Deliverance with Bishop Clarence Parks officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Grove Church of the Living God Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his fiancée, Jane Wade; six sons, JaQuavian, Christopher, Krislan, Christavious, LaDarrius and Marvin; his father and stepmother, Willie and Emily Montgomery; one brother, Willie LaVell Montgomery; three sisters, Chelsea (Bob) Harris, Aurelia Montgomery and Racquel (Dale) Jefferson; his grandmothers, Lottie Cummings and Mablelean Lipsey; uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Faye Montgomery; a sister, Wendy Montgomery; and his grandfather, Gilbert Cummings.
Visitation will be today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Friday.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Glen Nichols
PONTOTOC – Glen L. “Pancho” Nichols, 51, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in Woodstock, Va. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Annie Williams
PONTOTOC – Annie Ruth Williams, 73, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be later announced by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Dalton Adams
IUKA – Dalton Wayne Adams, 70, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at the Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Harmony United Methodist Church. Cremation will follow. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Memorials may be made to the Harmony Central Fire Department or to the Iuka Food Depot.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

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