Obituaries August 9, 2013

Mirtie Parker
TUPELO – Mirtie Irene Steele Parker, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday night, August 7, 2013. She was born in Fulton on November 13, 1917, to Charlie and Pearlie Steele. November 7, 1937, she married Jasper Cleburn Parker. She was an amazing homemaker and retired from Blue Bell in the early 1980s. After retirement, she babysat her grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the years and was a huge influence in their lives. Mammaw loved and nurtured all her children, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild. She blessed us more than we could ever have dreamed.

She was a faithful and dedicated member of the Eggville Free Will Baptist Church. Mammaw, as she was affectionately called by all those who knew her, was a Godly woman. She taught us all so much about life and how to live the life that God blessed us with to the fullest and to honor God in all that we did. She loved the great outdoors and took so much pride in her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved quilting. She blessed us all by making us quilts sewn with her on hands and she donated quilts for church fundraisers. She loved and supported her church in every way and dearly loved and thoroughly enjoyed her trips with the Senior Saints each month.

A celebration of her life will be 1 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Eggville Free Will Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Gann officiating. Burial will be in Priceville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Parker Byrd of Eggville; one son, Jasper Cleburn “J.C. ” Parker Jr. (Peggy) of Plantersville; one daughter-in-law, Libbie Parker of Tupelo; six grandsons, Gary Byrd (Sandy) Chris Byrd (Sondra), Tracy Byrd (Tina), Jason Parker (Tiffany), all of Eggville, Bobby Parker of New Jersey and Billy Parker of New York; one granddaughter, Amanda Muir (Jerry) of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; thirteen great-grandchildren, Candace Beane (John David) of Peppertown, Kelsey Watson (Zachary) of Brookhaven, Brandon Byrd (Kelly) of Mantachie, Matthew Byrd of Eggville, Lori Beth Ellis (Trey) of Mooreville, Kacey Byrd, Christopher and Conner Enlow, all of Eggville, Joseph Muir and Katie Muir, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Andrew Jasper “A.J.” Parker of Eggville and Jacquelyn and Kayla Parker of New York; one great-great-grandson, John Tyler Beane of Peppertown; one sister, Daphne Stevens of Fulton.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 36 years, Jasper Cleburn Parker in 1973; four brothers, Albert, Relder and Melvin Steele and a newborn brother; one sister, Martha Parker; one son, Bill Parker; one grandson, William Parker.

Pallbearers will be John David Beane, Zachary Watson, Brandon Byrd, Trey Ellis and Jerry and Joseph Muir. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Byrd, Christopher and Conner Enlow, Andrew Jasper “A.J.” Parker and John Tyler Beane.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, August 9, 2013 and 12 noon to service time Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eggville Free Will Baptist Church building fund, c/o Margaret Lofton, 540 CR 1543, Saltillo, MS 38866.

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

Craig Collier
MOOREVILLE – Craig Steven Collier, 64, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Craig was born in Memphis to Virgil Eugene and Sybil Howell Collier, now deceased. He lived most of his life in Lee County, attended Tupelo High School, Class of 1967 and was a truck driver for over 40 years. His career included over thirty years with Super Sagless Mfg., with his last employment before illness at Bud Coley Trucking. A Baptist by faith, Craig loved the outdoors, deer hunting and fishing, repairing CB radios and was very active in the Tupelo Hog Roasters for years. His greatest joy was his only grandson, Brandon.

A service celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with his brother-in-law, Bro. Warner Collier officiating. Private burial will be in the Union Cemetery south of Plantersville. Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the Tupelo Chapel.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Johnson Collier of Mooreville, to whom he married Dec. 26, 1969, in the Union Community; his daughter, Rachel Collier Edwards (Robert) of Mooreville; his grandson, Brandon Edwards of Mooreville; a half-sister, Virginia Thorn of Red Bay, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Sharon Ellis, Ruth Johnson, and Virginia Collier; brothers-in-law, James Johnson (Lynn), Bert Johnson Jr. (Peggy), and John Johnson (Peggy), all of Union Community, and Warner Collier of Beeville, Texas; a host of cousins and a special friend, Bob Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Susan Collier (died August 9, 1996); one brother, Richard Collier and one half-brother, Bernie Collier.

Pallbearers will be Justin Johnson, Greg Johnson, Bob Smith, Joseph Howard, Jeff Hicks and James Johnson.

Memorials may be sent to the Tupelo Hog Roasters, C/O Hayden M. Willis, 154 Road 1310, Tupelo, MS 38804. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Roy Copeland
BALDWYN – Roy Copeland, 91, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility. He was born Dec. 10, 1922, to Lark and Blanche Copeland in Prentiss County. He was a member of Mount Zion Community Church where he served as a dedicated deacon, Sunday school teacher, superintendent of Sunday school and treasurer of the church finances for several years. He worked for Dr. J.M. Ford and Mr. M. Gordon for many years.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Community Church in Guntown with Bro. J.S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery in Baldwyn. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret (Bobby) Stubbs of Baldwyn and Brenda (Roy) Stubbs of Tupelo; two sons, Roy (Edna) Copeland Jr., of Kansas City, Mo., and Alvin Copeland of Baldwyn; one sister, Lillie Pearl Coleman of Baldwyn; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Linda Copeland Wright; one son, Joseph Copeland; and three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Bobby Berryhill
POTTS CAMP – Robert Eugene “Bobby” Berryhill, 65, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was born July 8, 1948, in Shelby County, Tenn., to Floyd and Jean Berryhill. He was a truck driver and attended Cornersville Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Don Newton officiating. Burial will be in Cornersville Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Leah Berryhill of Potts Camp; two sons, Chris (Shelly) Berryhill of Orwigsburg, Pa., and Keith (Leah Puder) Berryhill of Potts Camp; three daughters, Amy Hemme of Looxahoma, Jenny Hataway of Holly Springs and Amanda (Tony) Carlisle of Olive Branch; one brother, Terry Berryhill of Potts Camp; two sisters, Nancy Moncrief of Potts Camp and Rebecca Pitts of De Kalb; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Riley; and a brother, James “Buddy” Berryhill.

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

Walter Trice Sr.
SHANNON – Walter Lee Trice Sr., 79, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 8, 1934, to Retha Glenn Trice and Tommie Lee Trice in Shannon. He was a graduate of Siggers High School where he participated in many schools activities. He was a retired employee of Delta International and an avid farmer who loved to till the soil. He joined Pine Grove M.B. Church in Shannon and served on the cemetery committee. He was always willing to help others in a time of need.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Grove M.B. Church with Pastor George Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Walter Trice Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Trice; three grandchildren, Jonathan Everette Trice, Joshua McKenzie Trice and Jordan Maxwell Trice, all of Belden; two nieces, Tina L. Long of California and Lawanna

Long of Memphis; two nephews, Gregory Long and Cecil B. Long, both of Memphis; and a host of cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Ann Trice; and his parents.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be in the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Earl Dean
TUPELO – Earl Gene Dean, 59, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his home in Tupelo. He was born May 6, 1954, in Union County to Verlean Ragland and James Pratt Dean. He worked at Tecumseh Manufacturing in Verona for many years. He was very active with “Feed the Children” and did volunteer work at The Salvation Army.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Temple Church of God in New Albany with Bishop Charles Farrell officiating. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in New Albany. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Jason M. Dean and Edward N. Dean, both of Tupelo; his mother, Verlean Ragland of New Albany; five brothers, Joe L. Edwards of Racine, Wis., James Dean, Richard Smith and Lee A. (Georgia) Smith, all of New Albany, and Jerry Dean of Huntsville, Ala.; three sisters, Ruby (George) Godwin, Joyce M. White and Annie Jean Smith, all of New Albany; one grandson, Jayden M. Dean of Tupelo; his companion, Gwen Riley of Shannon; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one sister.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time. Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Brandon White
CEDAR BLUFF – Brandon Lee White, 26, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Starkville. He was born July 20, 1987, in Berrien Springs, Mich., to Georgetta Powell and Terry Scott White. He was an emergency services disaster cleaning responder and was a member of agnostic faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Sister Beverly Edge officiating. Burial will follow in Enon-Big Springs Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Alyxzhandir White of Tupelo and Samuel White of West Point; parents, Georgetta White and Scott White of Cedar Bluff; and two sisters, Brandy Wofford of West Point and Rebecca Cox of Moss Point.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Scott White.

Pallbearers are Allen Stewart, Brandon Cook, Kenny Cox, Chris Coleman, Dustin White and Rodney Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are Tony Woodfin and Jake Willis.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Ezell Moore
FULTON – Homer Ezell Moore, 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Oct. 9, 1923, to Homer B. and Mary Lee Murrell Moore. He worked for Purnell’s Pride and Krueger Metal. He was a member of Riverhill Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid fisherman and loved his dogs, listening to bluegrass gospel music and watching old westerns.

Services with military honors will be at 1 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Brent Norris officiating. Burial will be in the Keyes Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lydia J. Moore; one son, Brian Moore; one daughter, Betty Dillard (Ken), all of Peppertown; one step-son, Billy Shelton Jr., (Sandra) of Plantersville; one sister, Arlene Shedd, of Peppertown; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great granchildren and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Frances Donald Moore, in 2001; one daughter, Mary Ann Moore Wilburn; two brothers, Durrell Moore and Daryon Moore; and two grandsons, Blake Pounds and Richie Wilburn.

Pallbearers will be Alan Moore, Frank Murrell, Jr., Greg Tutor, Terry Steele, B.J. Shelton and Eric Hoyle.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

James Clay
TUPELO – James “Mose” David Clay, 86, died Friday, Aug. 2, 1013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church where he served as trustee and a member of the choir. He was a member of the Mason Emmanuel Lodge #720 and a retired employee of Mid-South Packers. His favorite song was “He Keeps on Blessing.” He was a member of the gospel group the Golden Echoes. He served as an idol to many in the community.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Celester Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his seven daughters, Elonda (Joe) Lucas of Mt. Clemons, Mich., Glora Denise (Terrance) Williams of Madison, Wis., Fay Clay of Tupelo, Gwinda (Lewis) Lee of Mt. Clemons, Tammie (Robert) Trice of Verona, and Youlandis

Clay and Pam Bradley, both of Tupelo; four sons, L.C. Clay of Benton Harbor, Mich., David Clay of Southfield, Mich., Louise Clay of Racine, Wis., and Anthony Bradley of Tupelo; four sisters, Mabel Riley, Ester Cooper, Lattie Brown of Inkster, Mich., Louise (Henry) Rupert of Verona; two brothers, George (Vonnie) Clay of Verona and Robert D. (Almetta) Clay of Shannon; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Howard Clay.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.

Online condolence can be made to the Clay family at www.graysonporters.com.

Raymond Lucas

WEST POINT – Raymond Dryer Lucas, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow in Lowndes Crematory. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 617 E. Main St., West Point, MS 39773 or to a charity of your choice.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Shirley Spencer
BOONEVILLE – Shirley Ann Spencer, 71, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Casey Creek Cemetery.

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

The family requests memorial donations toward funeral expenses.

Randy Mason
VERNON, Ala. – Randy Mason, 62, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at his home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Vernon. Burial will be in Furnace Hill. Chandler Funeral Home of Vernon is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.chandlerfh.net.

Cherry Tyson
TAYLOR – Cherry Tyson, 86, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. A native of Lafayette County, she was the daughter of Jerry Norphlet and Vermacy Holt Norphlet. She was a member of Mt.

Hope M.B. Church where she served on the mother’s board. She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho and loved to cook and can fruits and vegetables.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Hope M.B. Church with Rev. Jerome Battle officiating. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by five daughters, Vermacy Smith of Taylor, Minnie Milliner of Oxford, Virginia Vassar, Lynette Johnson and Lettie Panwo, all of Taylorsville, Ky.; five sons, Farry Norphlet, Jerry Tyson, Rev. Adam Tyson and Benjamin Tyson, all of Taylor, and Mike Tyson of Davenport, Iowa; three sisters, Mildred Egerson and Mae Fondren, both of Taylor, and Lorene Lockhart of Memphis; one brother, Moses Lockhart of San Antonio, Texas; 60 grandchildren; and a host of great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Tyson Sr.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church.

Emmett Bigham
PHEBA – Emmett Bigham, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. He was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Eupora to Ethel Powers and Norman Egbert Bigham. He was a retired superintendent of the canning department of Bryan Foods for 36 years and was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid Ole Miss fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming, and he loved and cared for his family. He was retired with 22 years of service from the Mississippi Army National Guard as 1st SGT at the 223rd Headquarters. He was a veteran of Army Air Corp, having served during WWII and later with the National Guard.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Pheba Cemetery, with full military honors. His grandsons, SGT Johnathan Bigham and SSG Lydale Bigham will present the flag. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife whom he married on Dec. 5, 1953, in Webster County, Peggy Jean Boyette Bigham of Pheba; two daughters, Barbara Philips (Lamar) of Van Vleet and Brenda Washington (Bob) of Pheba; four sons, Lynn Bigham (Louise) of Pheba, Royce Bigham (Linda) of West Point, Dale Bigham (Angel), and Tenny Bigham, all of Pheba; one sister, Evie Ulmer of West Point; 25 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Emmett R. “Sonny” Bigham; two brothers, Ralph Bigham and Ellis Egbert Bigham; and three sisters, Virginia Bigham, Lydia Reed and Vinita Oswalt.

Pallbearers will be Will Phillips, Dwayne Bigham, Jason Bigham, Gary Bigham, Lamar Bigham, Nicholas Bigham, James Cohea, Michael Cohea, Robert Washington, Joby Washington, Lydale Bigham, Johnathan Bigham and Samuel Bigham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Brown, Truman Fisher, Jimmy Wilbourn, Dr. Christopher Croot, Starkville Cancer Care nurses and staff, NMMC Home Health, NMMC Hospice and former co-workers at Bryan Foods.

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

Memorials may be made to Pheba Cemetery Care Fund, P.O. Box 5, Pheba, MS 39775.

Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Bee Jenkins
SARDIS – Bee Ellis Jenkins, 94, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. A native of Panola County, she was the daughter of Ellis Spencer Thompson and Cora Young Thompson. She was formerly of Durant. She was a member of Fellowship M.B. Church in Durant where she was a member of the mother’s board and the choir. She loved to cook and go to church. She was very active in the NAACP and was a civil rights leader.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Green M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial will be in Pleasant Green Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by a niece, Edna Chambers of Sardis.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Helen Bledsoe
PONTOTOC – Mary Helen Bledsoe, 73, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at the Pontotoc Health Services in Pontotoc. She was a member of the Harvest Time Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed listening to bluegrass and southern gospel music, sewing, gardening, bird watching, spending time with her family and grandchildren and cooking. She never turned anyone away from her table. She was a pastor’s wife for many years at the Tupelo Community Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. David Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her children, Sharon Bledsoe, Debra Bledsoe-White, Susan Bledsoe and John Noel “Chuck” Bledsoe Jr.; her siblings, Faye Cirrilli, Frances Harmon, Frank Browning, Jimmy Browning and Timmy Browning; 14 grandchildren, Tori Sanders, Christie Brumley (Boyd), Matthew McCary (Tiffany), Tiffany Bledsoe, Jacob Frost, Browning Reynolds, Noelle White, Shawna Bledsoe-Rogers (Josh), Leah Frost, John Noel Bledsoe III, Ryan Mason, Laurna McBride, Zander White and Peighton Bledsoe; and seven great-grandchildren, Keaira Biggs, Piper Brumley, Christopher Daughtery, Brady McCary, Alexa Eastman, Shaid George and Brantlee Moore; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Henry Browning and Mattie Louise Holland Browning; her husband, John Noel Bledsoe Sr.; her daughter, Lisa Lynne Reynolds; and a brother, Louis Henry Browning.

Pallbearers are Nathan Dorris, Boyd Brumley, Zander White, Marty Jones, Ryan Mason, Joshua Rogers and John Noel Bledsoe III.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Wendell Bennett
WEST POINT – Wendell Lushunn Bennett, 39, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mary Holmes College Gym. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Livingston
BELDEN – Harold H. Livingston, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Joe Smith
MYRTLE – Joe Davis Smith, 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Sept. 1, 1933, in Myrtle to Davis Lamar Smith and Grace Lee Ray. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean War. He was a retired supervisor for Mohasco. He was a member of the American Legion Post 72 and of the Myrtle United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Peters officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Geraldine Davis Smith of Myrtle; a sister, Frankie Fay Smith of Myrtle; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Archie and Linda Murley of Baldwyn; a niece, Shani C. Shelton of Tupelo, and a great-nephew, Cade Shelton of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Robert Russell, Bob Russell, Scott Moorman, Harry Ray and Larry D. Ray.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In honor of Mr. Smith, United Funeral Service, Inc., will fly the flag of the United States Navy at the funeral home during visitation and service.

For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Greg Brown
NEW ALBANY – Gregory “Greg” Wayne Brown, 36, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born June 21, 1977, in Tupelo to Gerald Wayne Brown and Billie Roberts Brown. He was an employee of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County where he worked in housekeeping. He was a member of the Mississippi on Wheels Car Club and the North Mississippi Cruisers Car Club. He was a member of the Glenfield Baptist Church.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Lowery, Rev. Jimmy Russell and the Rev. Terry “Fudd” Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in

New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his parents, Gerald Wayne Brown and Billie Roberts Brown of New Albany; two sisters, Debbie Brown Warren (Mark) of Pontotoc and Amy Wallace (David) of New Albany; a niece, Katie Joy Wallace and a nephew, Ryan Wallace.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

James Tidwell
BOONEVILLE – James “Jim/Mac” McWillis Tidwell, 69, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born June 2, 1944, to Albert Luther and Eleanor Perry Pickering Tidwell. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a landscape architect, a teacher at Northeast Community College for 10+ years, and a painter. He had several painting exhibits throughout North Mississippi and South Tennessee and a showing soon in Booneville. He was a member of the Mississippi Painters Society and was a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home with Gene Pickering and Jerry Grammer officiating.

He is survived by his sister, Jo Anne Bingham; a brother, Albert “Bert”(Pat) Tidwell; one niece, Meagan Ann Tidwell; two nephews, David M. (Kim) Bingham and Collin Tidwell; and two great-nieces, Bella Abigayle Bingham and Maggie Eleanor Bingham.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joe Frank Tidwell.

Pallbearers are David Bingham, Collin Tidwell, Justin Taylor and Lucas Ledbetter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House or the American Cancer Society.

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

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Ida Dell Morgan
ABERDEEN – Ida Dell Morgan, 80, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home.

Cindy Scott
BELMONT – Cindy Scott, 52, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Drusilla Grady
RED BANKS – Drusilla Grady, 57, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the VFW in Southaven.

Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Edgar Lee Jones
HOLLY SPRINGS – Edgar Lee “Pete” Jones, 92, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at noon Saturday at J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Cottrell Memorial Garden.

Visitation will be 2 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 until 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

Walter Conley
MICHIGAN CITY – Walter Conley, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sims Chapel M.B. Church in Michigan City. Burial will follow in church cemetery.

Visitation will be 2 until 6 p.m. today at J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs, and 10 until 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Joey Brawner
CORINTH – Joey Ira Clinton Brawner, 49, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at his home.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in the Brawner family cemetery.

Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Send condolences at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Donald Parker
NEW ALBANY – Donald Parker, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Corinth. Services will be 3 p.m. today at Greenlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Columbia, S.C. Holly Springs Funeral Home assisted.

Tom Berry Jr.
ASHLAND – Tom Berry Jr., 61, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incompletely and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Larry Daniels
TUPELO – Larry Knox Daniels, 63, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery in Toccopola.

Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38801.

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

Jerry Weathers
ECRU – Jerry Weathers, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo.

Services will be noon Saturday at Center Hill Baptist Church in Ecru. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.

Zema Williams
ABERDEEN – Zema Williams, 96, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Garden Park Hospital in Gulfport.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Danny Johnson
BALDWYN – Arthur Danny Johnson, 58, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at his home after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.