Obituaries Dec. 24, 2009

Gordon Ivy Sr.
FULTON – James Gordon Ivy Sr., 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at his home in Fulton. He was born Nov. 18, 1935, in Tishomingo County to George and Leona Guntharp Ivy. He retired from maintenance and production with Arkansas Power and Light in Forrest City, Ark., in 1991. He then relocated to Fulton. He was a Baptist. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed being with his friends at the coffee shop.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Laman and Bro. Jack Ezell officiating. Burial will be in the Old Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Brenda Grimes Ivy of Fulton; two sons, James Michael Ivy (Donna) of Florence and James “Jim” Gordon Ivy (Shelia) of Russellville, Ark.; two stepchildren, Tricia Sparks (Lindsey) of Fulton and Billy Snider of Fort Hood, Texas; eight grandchildren, Kellie McAfee (Jim), Mandy Ivy, Scott Ivy, Blake Ivy, Cody Shumate, Summer Shumate, Reed Sparks and Derek Sparks; one great-grandchild, Kayden Jade; four brothers, Chester Ivy (Maxine) of Red Bay, Ala., Maynard Ivy (Pat) of Fairview, Shelby Ivy (Wilda) of Fulton and Harold Ivy (Carolyn) of Fairview; one sister, Ruby Westcott of Fulton; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Ivy of Belmont and Marie King of Missouri; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Truman, Tulon and Clayton Ivy; two sisters, Essie Mae Jahagan and Allie Brown; one brother-in-law, John “Rocky” Westcott.
Pallbearers will be Hugh Ivy, Jack Ivy, Larry Ivy, Jimmy Ivy, David Ivy, Danny Taylor, Wes Ivy, Billy Snider and Lindsey Sparks.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Robinson, Billy Bonney, Willie Holley and his coffee drinking buddies at the Huddle House.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today.

Nonnie Fitts
HOLLY SPRINGS – Nonnie B. McKinney Fitts, 60, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Alliance Health Care System in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Valley M.B. Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Eunice Winders
TUPELO – Eunice White Winders, 88, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Facility in Aliceville, Ala. She had moved to Aliceville in September 2008 to be near her son. A native of Burnsville, she was born July 21, 1921, to Victor and Evelyn White. She graduated from Burnsville High School and then attended Florence State Teachers College (now University of North Alabama) in Florence. She was a longtime resident of Tupelo, moving here after her marriage to Jolly Winders in 1942. She was a longtime member of Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church. She spent most of her life taking care of others. She worked for Dr. Ozzie Drummond as a dental assistant and retired from the Tupelo School System in 1972 after working as a dietitian and managing cafeterias at Bissell School, Joyner School and Milam/Tupelo High School.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with her son, the Rev. Tommy Winders, and her grandson, the Rev. Brian Winders, officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her daughter, Rae Winders Cole (Bill) of Sebring, Fla.; her son, the Rev. Tommy Winders (Diane) of Carrollton, Ala.; two brothers, Vic White (Lessell) of Denton, Texas, and Jerry White (Louise) of Reidsville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Kristi Winders Campbell (Jeff) of Prairieville, La., Kendra Cole Freeman (Rodney) of Basking Ridge, N.J., Carissa Cole Croy (Marshall) of Irondale, Ala., and the Rev. Brian Winders (Tonya) of Hendersonville, Tenn.; 14 great-grandchildren, Lyndsey and Mary Ashton Campbell of Prairieville, La., Emily, Kacie, Kellie and Nathan Freeman of Basking Ridge, N.J., Abigail, Caleb and Joshua Croy of Irondale, Ala., and Kaleb, Kaylee, Karis, Katelyn and Karson Winders of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 years, Jolly Winders; her brother, James White; and a sister, Virginia Marlar.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Campbell, Marshall Croy III, Rodney Freeman, Bobby Hall, David Hall and Steve Turberville.
Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Brown, Mike Chase, Ed Crider, Jimmy Crocket, Robert Post and Donald Winders.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Saturday and immediately following the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Carrollton Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 457, Carrollton, AL 35447.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Emogene Turnage
WEST POINT – Emogene Caradine Turnage, 86, formerly of Montpelier, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the West Point Community Living Center. She was born July 26, 1923, in Clay County to Jesse Mae Hudson and Thomas Caradine. She was a homemaker, and a sales clerk for the Dollar Store and TWL for a number of years. She was a member of Amity Baptist Church. She married Willie Franklin Turnage on June 14, 1942, in West Point. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2002.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Amity Baptist Church. The Rev. Walter Butler will officiate, and the Rev. Scott Griffin will assist. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery at Montpelier. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol J. Young (Paul) of Pheba; one son, Wesley Turnage (Joyce) of Montpelier; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jimmie Dell Berryhill (Grady) of West Point and Frances Berryhill of Aberdeen.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Elizabeth Lanham, Willine Watson and Edith Harmon.
Pallbearers will be Richard Smith, Dan Turnage, Stevie Duncan, Cole Golden, Gid Foster and Tommy Simmons.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Amity Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Callie Young
WEST POINT – Callie Young, 101, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at Walker Personal Care Home in West Point.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Star M.B. Church in West Point. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Eura Mae Fisher
TUPELO – Eura Mae Fisher, 75, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
Judy Parker
BRUCE – Judy Pearl Parker, 55, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A native of Calhoun County, she was the daughter of Willie and Elsie Parker. She was a member of West Grove M.B. Church in Houlka. She loved to cook, watch television and listen to gospel music. She was also an avid sports fan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Grove M.B. Church. The Rev. Clyde Knox will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be at East County Line Cemetery in Houlka. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors includes four brothers, Willie David Parker, Timmie (Shenetha) Parker, Edward (Carolyn) Parker, all of Bruce, and Wade Parker of Coffeeville; two sisters, Varie (Charles) Bailey and Unque Parker, all of Bruce.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nona Haynes
ASHLAND – Nona Rene Haynes, 50, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Henry Underwood
MANTACHIE – Henry Underwood died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He enjoyed animals, gardening, the outdoors, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a factory worker and a member of the Church of God.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Johnson and Bro. Joe Coggins officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include five sons, Bo Underwood (Annette) of Saltillo, Bruce Underwood, Ray Underwood and Robert Underwood, all of Mantachie, and Larry Underwood and wife, Teresa; two stepsons, Larry Huguley and Danny Huguley; his former wife, Ruby Willis; five grandchildren, Ethan Underwood, Brianna Underwood, Tyler Underwood, Anthony Underwood and Carla Underwood; five stepgrandchildren, Kayla Goodrich, Candice Huguley, Larry Huguley Jr., Brooke Huguley and Kelly Ann Huguley; two stepgreat-grandchildren, John Weston Goodrich and Lanna Kate Goodrich; one sister, Rosa Lee of Saltillo; one brother, Andrew Underwood of Saltillo.
Pallbearers will be Junior Underwood, Larry Huguley, Bob Rayburn, Michael Dill, Eddie Elliff and Michael Franks.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Montye Irvin
AMORY – Montye Faye Irvin, 65, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Son Funeral Home of Amory.
Bertha Doss
ABERDEEN – Bertha May Pierce Doss, 85, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at her residence in Aberdeen. She was born April 6, 1924, to Maude Oliver Pierce and Bertha Nash Pierce in Aberdeen. She lived the past 73 years in Aberdeen. She was a homemaker and a member of Aberdeen First Christian Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Dr. George Forbes officiating. Burial will be in Tranquil Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Arvel Gene Doss of Aberdeen; three daughters, Gale Leach of Aberdeen, Patsy Budgins of Meridian and Sandra Thompson of Aberdeen; two sons, Richard Gill of Hamilton and Steve Gill of Aberdeen; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Jack L. Pierce, Raymond Pierce and Harold Pierce.
Pallbearers will be Steve Gill, Richard Gill, Elijah Hinshaw, Robert Leach, Walter Leach, Chris Smith, Zachary Leach, Dennis Thompson and A.J. Budgins.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
Sign the register and send condolences on line at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Wayne Richardson
WALNUT – Morris Wayne Richardson, 59, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis. He was retired from Dowdle Gas Company. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Walnut. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Walnut. Bro. Gary Porterfield and Bro. Jay Biedenharm will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Tina Ann Richardson (Jake Jordan) and Susan Joann Richardson, both of Walnut; four grandchildren, Jaylon and Jace Jordan, and Faith and Bryce Marvel; five sisters, Dorothy Bennett (John R.) of Tiplersville, Mayzell Mercer (Jimmy) of Falkner, Peggy Mullins (Marshall), Jean Mathis and Debbie Richardson, all of Walnut; one brother, Joe Randle Richardson (Pam) of Burnsville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Leroy and Annie Dee Thrasher Richardson; one sister, Nelda Lyles; and two brothers, Leroy and T.J. Richardson.
Pallbearers will be Roy Lee Richardson, Bobby Lee Richardson, Steve Bennett, Scott Mercer, Greg Mullins, Dewayne Lyles, T.J. Richardson Jr. and Joey Richardson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Hines Sexton and Charles Plaxico.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Ebernezer United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Helen Hines, 446 CR 655, Walnut, MS 38683.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Gerald C. Till
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Gerald Charles Till, 84, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at his home. He was born March 2, 1925, in New Hampton, Iowa, to Orlo and Rita Barrett Till. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. He obtained his high school diploma through the GED program. He was an over-the-road truck driver until his retirement. He retired to Florida, where he had vacationed for many years.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Barrancas Veterans Cemetery. Davis-Watkins Funeral Home of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Comer Sloan Till; his stepchildren, Tony and Marina Sloan, and Bobby and Rhonda Sloan, all of Tupelo, Lisa and Doug Richardson of Fort Walton Beach, and Angie and Coye Holloway of Aberdeen; seven grandchildren, Chuck and Heather Moffitt, and Jake and Erica Moffett, all of Amory, Daniel Sloan of Fort Campbell, Ky., Kathryn and Lucas McTaggert of West Point, Alan Holloway of Aberdeen, and Sydney and Evan Sloan of Tupelo; four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Taylor and Madison Moffett of Amory, and Abigail McTaggert of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Willie Joe Smelley
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Willie Joe Smelley died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Maidee Nail
EUPORA – Maidee Ray Nail, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Long Term Care in Eupora.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Milligan Springs Cemetery.

Robert Bailey
ECRU – Robert Bailey, 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Billy Tutor
SALTILLO – Billy Tutor, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.

Bobby Robinson
CORDOVA, Tenn. – Bobby Robinson, 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Dawn Partlow
TUPELO – Regina Dawn Givhan Partlow, 32, wife of Kevin Partlow, died suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Herschel Duncan
LINCOLN, Ark. – Herschel Benton “H.B.” Duncan, 71, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at his home in Lincoln, Ark., after a brief illness. He was formerly of Tupelo. He was born in Fayetteville, Ark., on Aug. 31, 1938, to the Rev. Walter Nathaniel Duncan and Millie Ruth Meredith Duncan. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a trucker. He owned and operated a wholesale-retail produce company, a food service business, grocery stores and farms in the Fayetteville-Springdale area.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale, Ark., with Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sonora Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years and his caregiver, Loretta Ruth Blalock Duncan; a daughter, Cheryl Tabor and husband, Ralph Gary, of Lincoln, Ark.; a son, Jim Duncan of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Brandon Tabor and wife, Andrea, of Springdale, Josh Tabor and wife, Tiffany, and Duncan Tabor, all of Lincoln, and Jessica Tabor Lassiter and husband, Chris, of Normal, Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Destiny Tabor, Maura Layne Tabor and Kolden Tabor; four brothers, Paul Duncan and wife, Doris, of Nettleton, David Duncan of Tupelo, Philip Duncan of Booneville and Ralph Duncan and wife, Diane, of Franklin, Tenn.; two sisters, Cleora Brown of Tupelo, and Sharon Baggett and husband, Larry, of Fayetteville, Ark.; several nieces; and a nephew.
Memorial donations may be made to Washington Regional Hospice, 34 West Colt Square, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale, Ark.

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