Obituaries August 9, 2009

Charlie C. Seals
NETTLETON – Charlie C. Seals, 69, died Tuesday, August 4, 2009. He was born June 7, 1940, to the late Archie Nelson and Gertie B. Partlow Seals. He joined Jerusalem M.B. Church in Nettleton where he was a faithful member and Usher. He worked at Lane Furniture until his health failed. He was a loving uncle and a caring person.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Jerusalem M.B. Church in Nettleton with Pastor Craig Fields officiating. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery in Plantersville. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four brothers, James Seals (Rosie) of Jackson, George Seals (Lorine) of Plantersville, Joe Seals (Arma) of Shannon and Harold Seals (Virgina) of Okolona; his caretakers, Terrie, Ashla and Leon Shackelford; two special aunts, Lueada Partlow of Verona and Susie Seals of Tupelo; a special nephew, Quintel Pierce; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jimmy Switcher
CORINTH – Jimmy Switcher, 53, died August 8, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home.

O.M. Rackley
FURRS – O.M. Rackley, died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at the Meadows in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Roy C. Morgan
AUBURN – Mr. Roy C. Morgan, 89, died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Hal Burroughs
ABERDEEN – Hal Donald Burroughs, 86, died Friday, August 7, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Monroe County to Thomas Lee Burroughs and Arey Tartt Burroughs Foote. He was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. He retired as owner and operator of an auto body repair shop and used car dealership. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran of the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigne.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Secrist officiating. Burial will be in the Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Terry Hal Burroughs (Gwen) of Aberdeen; three half brothers, Alvie Foote of Aberdeen and Jack Foote and Floyd Foote, both of Lepanto, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen Virginia “Top” Emory Burroughs; three brothers, Marvin Burroughs, Vance “Buddy” Burroughs and Landon Burroughs.
Pallbearers will be J.R. Tate, Dennis Herndon, Eddie White, Charles White, Larry Hall, Alex Hall and Louis Burroughs. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of his friends he served with in Battery B 580th AAA Battalion.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guest registry and condolences my be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com

Carolyn Smith
MANTACHIE – Carolyn W. Smith, 72, died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at her residence. She was born Sep. 7, 1936, in Itawamba County to Loyce and Faye Davis Wallace. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, a factory worker and a homemaker. She enjoyed riding around the area with her husband.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with the Rev. Ronnie Goodwin and the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Center Star Cemetery. McNeece Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Bobby Gene Smith; one daughter, Sandra S. Bowden (Buddy), both of Mantachie; one brother, Bobby D. Wallace of Fulton; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Orsborn (Nelson) of Mantachie; two special aunts, Jo Ann Mencer (George) of Baldwyn and Margaret Williams of Southaven; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Davis, Sid Williams, George Mencer, Anthony Thompson, Robert Wooldridge and Michael Wooldridge.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gene Mayo
NEW ALBANY – Gene Mayo, 77, died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
Carlos Pettigrew
CAYSON – Carlos Pettigrew, 94, died Friday, August 7, 2009, at his residence in the Cayson Community. A native and lifelong resident of Tupelo, he was born July 3, 1915, to John and Bessie Smith Pettigrew. On April 26, 1936, he married Velera Mae “Sis” Roebuck and they recently celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II stationed in the Philippines in the mail department. He returned after his service and continued as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement. He was very involved in the community and until moving to Monroe County had been a longtime member of the Tupelo Luncheon Club. He was an ordained deacon of First Baptist Church in Tupelo. He was a longtime member of the Nettleton Fox Hunting and Fishing Club, serving on its board of directors in the early 80’s and was affectionately known as “Greenhouse” by all those in the club who knew him. His was well-known for his hobby of raising and selling tomato plants and tomatoes and his “Pettigrew’s Tomatoes” were sold throughout North Mississippi.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Conwill Cemetery in Monroe County. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Velera Mae “Sis” Roebuck Pettigrew; one daughter, Joan Taylor Walters (James); one grandson, Russell Taylor (Karen); three great-grandchildren, John Austin Taylor, Peyton Taylor and Ella Kate Taylor, all of the Cayson Community.
He was preceded in death by two sisters; Newell Pettigrew and Lucille Clayton; and a son-in-law, William Owen Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Floyd, Frankie Blackman, Stanley Hurt, James Cresap, Lewis Frazier and Buster Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Nettleton Fox Hunting and Fishing Club.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com

Reba W. Johnson
CANTON – Reba W. Johnson, 91, died Saturday, August 8, 2007, at the Trace Pointe in CLinton. She was born in 1918, in Aberdeen the youngest daughter of Will and Madie Wamble. She had previously lived in Canton, Starkville and Jackson.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen. Graveside services will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Aberdeen. Breeland Funeral Home of Canton is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by four sons, Allen Johnson (Barbara) of Starkville, Jimmy Johnson (Pat) of Nashville, Tenn., Joe Johnson (Cindy) of Clinton and Ken Johnson (Becky) of Harrisburg N.C.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles A. Johnson; and her six older sisters, Anabel Stump (Doc) of Jackson, Lucille Hinton (Hayes), Marguerite Booth, Polly Barrett (John), Emma Arthur (Adair), all of Aberdeen and Ruth McDearman (Victor) of Jackson.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time on Monday.
Randy Russell
TUPELO – Randy L. Russell, 45, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Oct. 6, 1963, in Hayti, Mo. He was a car dealer.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Orchard in Tupelo with Brian Collier and Randy Cruse officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Summers Russell of Tupelo; his mother, Barbara Harville (Jesse) of Hernando; his father, Harvey Russell of Plantersville; his daughter, Megan Russell of Tupelo; his grandchildren, Macy Lynn, Maggie Mae, Mason, Taylor and Alexis; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Littrell; a stepson, Craig Waddle (Bree) of Guntown; six sisters, Terry Houston (Glenn) and Missy Archer (Jody), both of Olive Branch, Penni Rhett (Robert) of Columbus, Amy Williamson (James), Sandy Day (Jamie) and Morgan Russell, all of Plantersville; one brother, Chance Russell of Plantersville; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Glenn Houston, Robert Rhett, Jody Archer, James Williamson, Jamie Day, Rob Blankenship, David Tate and Ron Turner. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Harvey Russell Autoworld.
A college fund for Macy Lynn in honor of Randy has been set up at BancorpSouth-Industrial Branch, ATTN Candace Dulaney, P.O. Box 789, Tupelo, MS 38802; (662) 678-8058.

Marine Slater
CORINTH – Marine Taylor Slater, 68, died Thursday, August 6, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital of East Memphis, Tenn. She was a Baptist, a homemaker and a domestic worker. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed cooking and entertaining her friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Grayson’s Funeral Services Chapel with Bro. Billy Kirk officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Hill Cemetery. Grayson’s Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a special friend, W.K. Curlee; cousins, Mary Catherine Hill, J.C. Hill and James Earl Luster, all of Corinth; and a host of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bailey Slater Jr., her parents, Catherine Taylor and Ben Sutton; her grandmother, Mary Taylor; and cousins, Mary Elizabeth Luster, Hazel Lee Moore and Beatrice Jackson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Freeman
TUPELO – John Freeman died Friday, August 7, 2009, at the Golden Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

Clifton Ragland
NEW ALBANY – Clifton Ragland, 82, formerly of Ecru, died Friday, August 7, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Emmie Dickson
TUPELO – Emmie Dickson died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. Services and burial will be held in Dewitt, Ark. and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Christeen Reeves
FULTON – Christeen Reeves, 71, died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1938, in Fulton to the late Earlie and Erma Guntharp West. She was a factory worker and a seamstress. She was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Marshall Eubanks and Jeremy Pierce officiating. Burial will be in the Itawamba Memorial Garden. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Roger Doyle Reeves of Fulton; one son, Kevin Reeves (Robyn Justice) of Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Rachelle Plunkett (Freddy) of Fulton; grandchildren, Kelsie, Kory and Kaitlyn Plunkett and Courtney Reeves; one brother, Carl West (Erma) of Fulton; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Tommy Myrl West, Jimmie West and an infant brother.
Pallbearers will be Steve Johnson, Jimmy Tucker, Jimmy Webb, Sammy Hill, Carl Gaddy and Romie Wilemon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and will continue from 8 a.m. until service time on Monday, both at the funeral home.

Harold Hill
FULTON – Harold Hill, 77, died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Mantachie to the late Lawrence and Vance Cummings Hill. He was a Baptist and served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. He was a Supervisor for Genesco, Tri State Lumber and Dura Crate until he retired.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Jarrell and Bro. Ricky Lesley officiating. Burial will be in the Itawamba Memorial Garden. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Fannie Hill; two sons, Mike Hill (Shauna) and Darrell Hill; one grandson, Hunter Hill; three granddaughters, Leanna Hughes (Justin) and Megan and Alley Hill; one great-grandson, Jevan Cade Hughes, all of Fulton; and one brother, Huel HIll of Mobile, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Melba Brown.
Pallbearers will be Don Loden, Gerald Lesley, Buddy Stovall, Dale Lesley, Wayne Lesley, Jimmy Brown and Jerry Stovall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and will continue from 8 a.m. to service time Monday, both at the church.

Bonnie K. Pagel
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Bonnie Kathleen Pagel, 66, died Friday, August 7, 2009, at her residence in Blue Mountain. She worked in customer service as Homemakers Furniture in Santa Clarita, Calif.
McBride Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Dawn Bryant (Roy) of Blue Mountain.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

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