OXFORD – Mable Webb, 77, retired coordinator for a group home for disabled men in Tupelo, MS, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a retired coordinator for a group home for disabled men in Tupelo and a member of the First Pentecostal Church. She was the widow of Paul Webb Sr.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Vanderford officiating. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Survivors include her son, Paul Webb Jr. and wife, Lynn, of Oxford; two sisters, Ruby Henry of East Ridge, Tenn., and Gladys Jackson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and one brother, Roscoe Gandy of Oxford.
Memorial donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38803.
Visit the website, www.wallerfuneralhome.com, for online condolences and guest registry.
ABERDEEN – Walter Carlton Adams, 75, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. A lifelong resident, he was born Sept. 5, 1934, to Pete Adams and Willie Tate Adams. He retired as a seam presser from T.I.L. Garment.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one son, Ricky Adams and wife, Judy, of Amory; two sisters, Mae Owen and husband, Johnny, of Aberdeen, and Gladys Hanson and husband, Fred, of Columbia, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances Morris Chandler Adams; and a son, Walter Michael Adams.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign the register or send condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
BLUE SPRINGS – David H. “Buddy” Courtney Sr., 78, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at his home. He was born April 12, 1931, in Ecru to James Slim Courtney and Myrtle Nichols Courtney. He worked at Super Sagless in Tupelo for 29 years and worked as a brick mason. He was a member of the Wallerville Baptist Church. He was a avid hunter and fisherman.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Marvin Cox and the Rev. Bobby Cobb officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
He is survived by two daughters, Diane Hart (Doug) of Blue Springs and Bonnie Rodden (Teddy) of Wilmington, Ill.; five sons, David Courtney Jr. (Cindy) of Hammond, La., Donald Courtney (Kathy) of Tupelo, Larry Courtney (Christine) of Blue Springs, Tommy Courtney (Renee) of Blue Springs and Alan Courtney (Sherry) of Verona; a sister, Lena Littlejohn of Wallerville; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Wanda Pannell; 27 grandchildren, Brad, Marci, Cody, Teddy Jr., Chasity, Tessy, Kelly, Chris, Colby, Dakota, Shawn, Bradley, Corey, Melissa D., Melissa H., Amy, Jessica, Felicia, Kenny, Kurt, Hannah, Tommy Jr., Tiffany, James, Heather, Amber and Sarah Jo; 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; his special caregiver, Ashley Killough.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 38 years, Sarah Pannell Courtney; a daughter, Deborah Kay Courtney; a brother, James Courtney; two sisters, Mary Jane Foley and Joyce Taylor; and two in-laws, J.O. and Lenora Smith.
His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his hunting and fishing buddies.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
LOS ANGELES – Mary Shelton Haydon, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at her home. She was born Sept. 11, 1919, in Derma. She was a medical secretary at Cedars Sinai Hospital for more than 13 years. She was a Methodist. She loved classical music and going to the theater.
Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bruce Cemetery with the Rev. Rex Wilburn officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Louise Haydon of Kalistell, Mont.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Vera Baton Shelton.
Michael Joe Thrasher
MANTACHIE – Michael Joe Thrasher, 56, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Lee County native, he was born Oct. 30, 1953, to Rubel and Jewel Mae Dill Thrasher. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. He loved spending time with his wife and enjoyed animals.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fellowship Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Robbins officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Hattie Payne Thrasher of Mantachie; four sisters, Janice Marie Childers (Steven), Gloria Jean Thrasher, Stella Louise Bryant (Larry) and Patty Ann Edge (Clem); three brothers, Daniel Thomas Thrasher (Freida), Roger Dale Thrasher and Christopher Howard Thrasher.
Pallbearers will be David Payne Jr., Brandon Reynolds, Stephen Childers, Corey Crenshaw, Cody Cruise and Clinton Edge.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
BALDWYN – Ruby Enis Bryson, 97, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 22, 1912, to TJ and Virgie Enis. She married Stanley Bryson on Dec. 12, 1931, and remained married until his death in 1998. She was a lifelong resident of the Baldwyn area. She retired from Blue Bell/Red Kap with 30 years of service. She was an avid gardener and especially enjoyed roses. A dedicated, faithful member of the First United Methodist Church until her health began to fail in 2002, her personal ministry included providing flowers for her church for 50 years. She loved her family, her home and her community.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Corley and Bro. Wayne Napier officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Beverly (David) Gibson of Guntown; a son-in-law, Dwight Werner of Baldwyn; one brother-in-law, Arlis Ricks of Raymond; two sisters-in-law, Doris Bryson Cooper of Overland, Mo., and Eleanor Bryson Bing of St. Peters, Mo.; six grandchildren, Bryson (Cathy) Werner, Matt Werner, Rusty (Jennifer) Crowe, Missy (John) Kelsay, Michael (Aynsley) Gibson, Michelle (Rickey) Roberson; her great-grandchildren, Wes Crowe, Jamie Crowe, John Jr. Kelsay, Autumn Kelsay, Gracie Kelsay, Grant Werner, Justin Werner, Luke Werner, Sadie Gibson and Guy Roberson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughters, Pattye Sue Werner and Esther Lee Crowe (Jimmy Crowe); two grandchildren, Buddy Werner and Jason Crowe; four brothers, Bill (Helen) Enis, Phillip (Alice) Enis, Bruce (Surena) Enis and Mack (Ruth) Enis; two sisters, Margie (Boyce) Gamble and Maude Ricks; two brothers-in-law, RC Cooper and Wilbur Bing; and a sister-in-law, Eupha Pearl Houston.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, great-grandsons, Tommy Gamble and James Gamble. Bobby Nichols will be an honorary pallbearer.
CORINTH – Nora Lee Barker Jobe, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2009, at the Whitfield Nursing Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
BOONEVILLE – Judy Gail Inman Jones, 48, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Oct. 21, 1961, in Prentiss County to W.C. and Sara Garrett Inman. She was a homemaker and caretaker, and formerly worked as an accountant for Plumrose. She was a member of Jumpertown Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and reading.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. with Bro. Mark Tudor and Bro. Terry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Garden.
She is survived by her husband, Oliver “Coot” Jones; five children, Alivia Mauney, Justin Mauney and Garret Mauney, all of Booneville, and Josh Jones and Ashlee Jones, both of Tupelo; and her mother, Sara Inman of Jumpertown.
She was preceded in death by her father, W.C. Inman.
Pallbearers will be Cayson Inman, Logan Inman, Dustin Inman, Devin Garrett, David English and Luke Ledbetter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ronald Bliss Eaton
DUMAS – At the age of 103, Ronald Bliss Eaton died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, after a brief hospital stay.
He was born to Roll B. Eaton and Lilly Little on Nov. 11, 1906, in Tippah County. Married to his high school sweetheart, Mary Victoria Hodges, in 1929, they lived in Memphis and various parts of Alabama and Mississippi, where he pursued interests in trucking, timber, service station ownership and farming. During World War II, he worked repairing damaged aircraft at Brookly Field in Mobile, Ala. He returned to Tippah County in later life to enjoy farming, where his greatest joy was maintaining his property from the seat of his tractor. He and his wife enjoyed reconnecting with family and friends, always welcoming visitors into their home. Throughout his life, he considered himself a truly blessed man. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and teacher. He is survived by two daughters, Jean Moore of Union and Joanne Gandy of Brandon; a son, Ronald Herron Eaton of Somerville, Tenn.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is remembered as a man of integrity and honor who was always looking for opportunities to serve others.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the chapel at United Funeral Service in New Albany with Bro. Don Wilson, pastor at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, officiating. Visitation will begin at noon today.
IUKA – Lydia Brown died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
BOONEVILLE – Timmie Pennington Cadle, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Selmer, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
KILLEN, Ala. – Wayne Wiley Craft, 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery in Hodges, Ala.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Loretta Kay Young
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Loretta Kay Orman Young, 43, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was born Nov. 3,1966. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a mother.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Omega Hall and Bro. Jeff Heart officiating. Burial will be in Little Hope Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Larry Wade Young of Blue Mountain; two daughters, Christina Young Brock of Etta and Brittany Nichole Young of Blue Mountain; two sons, Rob Young of Ripley and Justin Young of Blue Mountain, who is serving in Iraq; her parents, Leenoy and Helen Orman of Walnut; and four grandchildren, Kyle Bradley Brock and Kelsey Abigail Brock, both of Etta, and Caleb Gife Young and Emma Kate Young, both of New Albany; four sisters, Diane Vandiver (Roger) of Aberdeen, Sharon Bramlett (Steve) of Pontotoc, Wynette Cossitt of Blue Mountain, and Gloria Reaves (David) of Ripley; three brothers, Charles Orman (Gail) of Corinth, Lavelle Orman of Pontotoc, and Gary Orman of Joplin, Mo.; and her grandmother, Florence James of Falkner.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Lynn Suddieth; and her grandparents, Charlie James, Wilburn Orman and Nytle Orman.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Young, Roger Vandiver, Steve Bramlett, Jimmy Moffitt, David Reaves and Petie Rutherford.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
James A. Riley
AMORY – James A. Riley, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
EGGVILLE – Harvey Keith, 59, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, in Itawamba County. He was born June 13, 1950, in Pontotoc to Vester and Rosie Lee Keith. He was a retired supervisor for Tupelo Public Works Department, where he was employed for 31 years. He was a Baptist. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, feeding his chickens and dogs, and just being outdoors. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roland Dempsey officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Theresa Keith of Eggville; three children, Tanja (T.J.) Denson and Ron of Mantachie, Teanna Thompson of Pontotoc, and George R. Keith and Angela of Brewer; his mother-in-law, Imotean Morris of Mantachie; six grandchildren, B.J. Cox, Nikke (Michael) McMillen, Savannah Denson, Sommer Denson, Rosalee Pyle and George Allen Keith; one great-grandchild, Drew McMillen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna Lee Tutor and Mary Elizabeth Keith; one nephew, Donald Glen Tutor; and one niece, Cynthia (C. J.) Tutor.
Pallbearers will be Billy Hughes, Nathan C. Hughes II, Joey Thompson, Danny Rock, Red Keith and James Harold Keith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Wayne Lawrence Sr.
BRUCE – Wayne Morris Lawrence Sr., 56, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Community HOspice in Verona.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Double Springs M.B. Church at Slate Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
To sign the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Hazie Mae Ruff
PLANTERSVILLE – Hazie Mae Ruff died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, after a long illness. She was an active member of New Zion M.B. Church, where she was a member of the Sunday School and Missionary departments. A homemaker, she was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved cooking, especially cakes, and talking on the phone with friends and family. She always had a smile for all she met.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Zion M.B. Church in Plantersville with the Rev. Celester Davis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her two children, Roxie (James) Smith of Plantersville and James “Buddy” Ruff Jr. of Ruleville; three grandchildren, Jeanne Nicole Smith and Brandy J. Smith of Plantersville, and Corey Mallory of the Red Hill community; one great-grandchild, Taylor Nicole Babbitt of Plantersville; two sisters, Vernice Mae (James Robert) Brown of Plantersville and Carrie Gibson of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Troy (Mable) Marion and Harry Marion of Plantersville; three sisters-in-law, Robbie Shumpert of Columbus, Ohio, Annie Pearl Ruff of Plantersville and Lue Jean Ruff of Amory; her special friends, Pearline Bell, Louada P. Partlow and Lucille Jernigan; several nieces, nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Ruff Sr., and her parents, Haze Marion and Fannie Lou Partlow.
Pallbearers will be Harry Marion Jr., Rashod Shannon, Kendell Marion, Ketrick Marion, Steve Lynn Davis, George Davis and Joey Ruff.
The viewing will begin at 3 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel with family and friends hours from 6 to 7 p.m. today. Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the church.
Online condolences can be made at www.grayson-portersmortuary.com.
Maggie Lea Dew
COMO – Maggie Lea Dew, 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was a homemaker and a member of Como Baptist Church. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. She was the widow of Hubert Dew.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Sardis with the Rev. Andy Brasher officiating. Burial will be in Union Baptist Cemetery at Sardis.
Survivors include two daughters, Frances Taylor of Como and Betty Moffett of Tupelo; one sister, Dorothy Stewart of Como; two brothers, Vernon Long of Arlington, Tenn., and L.G. Long of Nettleton; one grandchild, Sandy Ozbirn of Senatobia; two great-grandchildren, Becca and Jay Ozbirn.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Jackson Floyd.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
EUPORA – Margaret Shaw Pepper, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Webster General Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bellefontaine Methodist Church. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery in Webster County. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the church.
RIPLEY – Cindy Ann Barkley, 48, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at her home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
PRAIRIE – Sarah Ella Ewing, 65, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sykes Cemetery in Aberdeen. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Billy W. Riddles
CORINTH – Billy W. Riddles, 62, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at his home in Corinth.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Macedonia M.B. Church. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday.
DALLAS – Mary Childers, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at her home in Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home in Corinth.
HOUSTON – Henry Wilson, 66, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at the Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial in Okolona.
MIAMI, Fla. – Marie Williams Gray died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at her home in Miami, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
James Edens III
OKOLONA – James Edward Edens III, 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after an extended illness. He was born on June 26, 1935, in Okolona to James Edward Edens Jr. and Velsie Lee Borden Edens. A cattleman and lifelong resident of Okolona, he served for many years as an elder of the Okolona Presbyterian Church. He was a longtime member of the Okolona School Board, past director of the Bank of Okolona and past president of the Okolona Chamber of Commerce. He was a third generation cattleman of a prominent pioneer family of Okolona and was well known as a cattle auctioneer. He attended Rhodes College in Memphis, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and the football team. He graduated from Mississippi State University and enjoyed following MSU sports. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed sports, hunting, traveling with his wife, Frances, and working in the antique business. He was a family man who had many friends and never met a stranger.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Okolona Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Sandra Sisson and Dr. Ted Wardlaw officiating. Interment will follow in the Oddfellow Cemetery in Okolona. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the church. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Frances DeRossitt Edens of Okolona; four sons, James Edward Edens IV (Christy) of Okolona, Frank DeRossitt Edens (Teresa) of Brandon, John Frazee Edens (Rosemary) of Birmingham and Lee Alderson Edens (Sandra) of Okolona; 10 grandchildren, Frank “Beau” DeRossitt Edens Jr., Justin Darnell Edens, James “Jack” Edward Edens, Chloe Erica Edens, James “Jim” Edward Edens V, Jennifer Lauren Edens, Megan Louise Edens, Catherine Frances Barry (Jay), Lee Barrett Edens, Deidra Dedeaux Abney (Buzz); one great-grandchild, Eva Claire Abney; two sisters, Jeanne Edens Ditto of Memphis and Hattie Lee Bryant (Ray) of Natchez.
His grandsons and Kyle Bennett, Jay Barry and Buzz Abney will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the elders of the First Presbyterian Church and Bob Henson, John Ed Harris, Harvey Fisher, Howard Miskelly and T.E. Lott.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
AMORY – Norene F. Schoen, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
NEW ALBANY – Nora Mae Spiller Wilson, 77, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Aug. 23, 1932, to Dalton Spiller and Lillie Mae Hill Spiller in Union County. She collected dolls and angels.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Union Grove Baptist Church in New Albany with the Rev. W.B. Sampson officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Sam Wilson of New Albany; two sisters, Louise Satterwhite and Mary Ann Harris, both of Evanston, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Wilson; her parents; and two brothers, Joe Edward “Billy” Spiller and Eddie Spiller.
Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
VERNON, Ala. – Thomas Glover “T.G.” Freeman, 93, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at the Care Center of Vernon, Ala. He was born June 24, 1916, in Caledonia to Erwyn Julious and Ollie Henderson Freeman. He graduated as valedictorian from Artesia High School. He attended Holmes Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi on full football scholarships. He received his bachelor of science degree in history education from USM and a master of science degree in school administration from Mississippi State University. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the 115th Field Artillery Battalion. Through the years he was a school teacher, coach, principal and administrator in schools in Aberdeen and Caledonia. He was a member of Caledonia United Methodist Church. He was a business owner and an avid farmer.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. The Rev. Ben Butler will officiate. Burial will follow at Egger Cemetery in Caledonia.
Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Robinson (Wayne) of Vernon, Ala., Nancy Breaux (Frank) of Saltillo, Patty Barron of Hoover, Ala., and Judy Fulgham (Curtis) of Starkville; two sisters, Addie Friedman of Greenfield, Ohio, and Claydeen Allen of Amory; one brother, Bradford Freeman of Caledonia; eight grandchildren, Matt Breaux, David Breaux, Will Breaux, Danielle Passmore (Jason), Jon Barron, Kasey Fulgham, Rachel Eubanks (Brandon), Sarah Hughes (Scott); and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladis Myers Freeman; his parents; a sister, Jewel Brown; and three brothers, Earl, Hurd and Carey Freeman.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of the Care Center of Vernon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Egger Cemetery Fund, c/o W.M. Egger, P.O. Box 73, Caledonia, MS 39740.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.memorialfuneral.net.
NEMS Daily Journal