Obituaries December 1, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Fletcher Lindsey
HAMILTON – Fletcher R. Lindsey, 58, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was a member of Bethel M.B. Church in Hamilton. An avid motorcyclist, he was a member of the Easy Riders Motorcycle Club.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Bethel M.B. Church. The Rev. Robert Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Lindsey of Hamilton; one son, Stanley Lindsey of Amory; five daughters, Sandra Johnson of Baton Rouge, La., Renida Guyton of Caledonia, Susie Pierce of Powder Springs, Ga., Sabrina Lindsey of Marietta, Ga., and Satrina Lindsey of Hamilton; four brothers, Dennis Jr., David and Horace Lindsey, all of Hamilton, and Robert Earl Lindsey of Grand Rapids, Mich.; four sisters, Mary Lowery of Grand Rapids, Mich., Dorothy Ann Whitfield of Hamilton, Martha Lindsey of Madison, Ill., and Laverne Lindsey of Hamilton; and 16 grandchildren.
An online guestbook can be accessed at bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Johnny C. Gray
CALHOUN CITY – Johnny C. Gray, 52, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.

Billy Horton
VERONA – Billy Horton, 65, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
John Hurd
PONTOTOC – John Marshall “Ham” Hurd Jr, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Pontotoc Nursing Home. A native of Pontotoc, he was the son of the late John Marshall Hurd Sr. and Polly Hurd. He loved to fish, garden and help people.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Naylor Chapel CME Church. The Rev. Charles Young will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. RobersonFuneral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangrments.
He is survived by his caregiver and dear friend, Eloise Newell of Pontotoc; a sister, Mary Lee Bean of Pontotoc; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Tommie Jones
PITTSBORO – Tommie Lee “Jap” Jones, 61, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Calhoun City. He was a member of Jackson Chapel M.B. Church, He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jackson Chapel M.B. Church. Pastor Thomas Tillman will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Springs Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by, his wife, Jessie Mearl Jones of Pontotoc; his mother, Jessie Mae Crockett of Bruce; three sons. Tommy Earl Jones of Pontotoc, Tyrone Brown of Chicago and Tommy Wayne Brown of Winona; one daughter, Charlotte Duff of Memphis; three brothers, Robert Earl Jones of Milwaukee, Wis., Joe Ward of Cleveland, Ohio, and Charlie White of Corinth; five sisters, Annie Faye Jackson, Delois Jones, Dorothy Pratt, Sherry Lynn Armstrong and Debra Gates, all of Bruce; and nine grandchildren.
An online guestbook can be accessed at bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Bobby L. James
IUKA – Bobby Lee James, 76, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his residence. He was a member of Iuka Baptist Church. He was a former law enforcement officer for the City of Iuka and the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Dept. He was the former owner and operator of B.J.’s Corner Café. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf, and he loved to watch his grandchildren play sports.
Services are scheduled for 11a.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Bro. Shandy Dill will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby James of Iuka; two daughters, Shelaine Butler (James) and Beverly Butler (Jeff), all of Iuka; three brothers, Buddy James and Scotty James, both of Iuka, and Larry “Tootie” James of Euless, Texas; two sisters, Betty Hill of Iuka and Janie Marlow of Euless, Texas; and four grandchildren, Gable Butler, Cade Butler, Jake Butler and Mattie Butler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gresham and Lucille James; and a brother, Danny James.
Pallbearers include Jeff Lyles, Keith Berryman, Gary Bullard, Johnny Woodruff, Randy Stringer, Jimmy James and Casey James.
Memorial contributions may be made to Iuka Baptist Church Multi-purpose Building Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Visitation is scheduled for 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.

Dave Mooney
BOONEVILLE – David Wyatt Mooney, 74, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Bobby Plaxico II
AMORY – Bobby Wayne “B.W.” Plaxico II, 34, died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on Oct. 18, 1978, in Amory, he was a son of Glenda Carolyn Mathis Plaxico and Bobby Wayne Plaxico. He went to school at Amory, Hatley, ICC and MSU. He was a former assistant manager with Pizza Hut and was a chef-in-training at Cracker Barrel. He was of the Baptist faith. Teaching himself to play guitar, he enjoyed recording music, writing songs, and playing in the bands Addiction Device, Kill J and Applestein. Fun-loving, kind-hearted and a big bundle of joy, he was passionate about children’s hospitals and his music, and he enjoyed cooking, especially grilling steaks, and rock, Indie and country music.
He is survived by his mother, Glenda Plaxico of Amory; his father, Bobby Wayne Plaxico (Kathy) of Aberdeen; brother, James Benjamin “Benji” Powell (Becky) of Aberdeen; niece and nephews, Rebecca Shae Davis, Boyce Brandon, Lee Neal and James Matthew Powell; special friends, Tom Evans and Richard “Bruh” Stockton; an aunt, Wanda Plaxico; an uncle, Jimmy Plaxico; and cousins, Richard Walters, Debbie Walters-Thompson and Poncho Plaxico.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Neal; his grandmothers, Mary Mathis Plaxico and Verde Plaxico; and his grandfathers, Leslie Mathis and Henry Plaxico.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Marshall Eubanks Jr. and Bro. Robert E. Fowlkes officiating. Burial will follow in Hatley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robie Poole, Tom Evans, Clayton Davis, Richard Stockton, Steve Burks, Jimmy Meal and Ricky Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Benji Powell, Brandon Neal and Matthew Powell.
Memorials may be given to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174-1817.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

David Spight
NEW ALBANY – David Louis Spight, 76, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 2, 1936, in Marion, Ark., to Gracie Watt and the late Earnest Spight. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Watson Grove Baptist Church. He retired from General Motors in Flint, Mich., in 1992 and moved back to New Albany to enjoy his love of fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Watson Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Avence Pittman and Minister Charles Keys officiating. Burial will be in Marion Memorial Cemetery in Marion, Ark. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Effie Jordan Spight; his mother, Gracie Foote of New Albany; three children, David Wayne (Lana) Spight of Minnesota, Connie (Donnie) Spight-Graham and Deirdre (Harold) Spight Woodson of Michigan; one grandchild; three stepchildren, Karen Johnson of Tennessee, Barbara Faggett and Kevin (Tamika) Jordan of Arkansas; six stepgrandchildren; a sister, Geraldine Brown of Arkansas; four brothers, Ray Foote of New Albany, LaVaughn (Regina) Brown of Missouri, Thomas (Joyce) Allen of Tennessee and William Albert (Bobbie) Spight of Illinois; and special friends, Frank and Mary Kimes of Lexington.

Gilbert Drummond
MEMPHIS – Gilbert N. Drummond, 76, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. He was a retired butcher from Kroger.
He is survived by one daughter, Karen Burke (Danny); a son-in-law, Robert Shreve; two sisters, Gail Freeman (Devon) and Marie Warrington (Mike); five nieces and nephews, Mark Warrington, Michele Hill, Steve and Terry Freeman, and Lisa Norwood.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Shreve; and parents, Lewis and Jewel Drummond.
The visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. at Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Janice Bowen
FULTON – Janice G. Bowen, 65, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. She was born Aug. 6, 1947, to George Gordon and Ruby Wright Bowen in Fulton. She graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School in 1965 and Itawamba Junior College in 1967. She loved music and dancing, and she was an avid collector of antiques. She was fond of all animals and loved to work outdoors in her yard. She was always energetic and outgoing with a smile for everyone, with her life being lived by the Golden Rule. She was employed for 46 years with Tupelo’s BancorpSouth, where she held many job titles before achieving her title of first vice president at the bank’s Operation Center. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Jim Locke officiating. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Jarrett Heath Moore of Evergreen and Jed Benjamin Moore (Shelia) of Peppertown; granddaughters, Madison Jade Moore and Katie Renfroe; grandson, Cody Renfroe; great-grandson, Mattox Renfroe, all of Fulton; sisters, Georgia Bowen Manning Owen (Charles) of Mooreville, Patsy Bowen Bennett of Tupelo and Nina Bowen Cantrell (Larry) of Tupelo; nieces, Desha Bennett Cruse (Neil) of Pontotoc, Bridgit Manning Stone (Kent) of Germantown, Tenn., Jana Manning Kidd (Jeff) of Tupelo, Andrea Manning Pongetti (Joey) of Tupelo, Charlotte Bowen Dicus (Chris) of Oxford; nephews, James Andrew Manning (Loretta) of Tupelo, Bob Bennett Jr. (Laura) of The Woodlands, Texas, Joseph Bennett (Cari) of Plano, Texas, Shea Rial of Charlotte, N.C.; four great-nephews and six great-nieces; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Martin Bowen of Mantachie and Wanda Wheeler Bowen of Fulton; special friend, Frederick Humbers of Amory.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Major Lynn Bowen and Gordon Dale Bowen; and one niece, Marla Kaye Bowen.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 607 West Main St. No. C, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Kenneth Coxey
AMORY – Kenneth Wilson Coxey, 61, died on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his residence. Born on Jan. 3, 1951, in Tokyo, Japan, he was the son of the late Eugene Wilson and Fumiko Coxey. He grew up and attended school in Dayton, Tenn. Moving to Amory in 1971, he farmed and retired from Bahaus Furniture Manufacturing with more than 20 years of service. He attended Bethel Apostolic Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren, assembling model cars, playing games, fishing and motorcycle riding.
He is survived by a daughter, Charlene Holt (Joe) of Booneville; sons, Tony Coxey of Amory, Michael Coxey (Ashley) of Pontotoc and Craig Coxey (Angie) of Smithville; grandchildren, Laura, Amber, Joseph and Audriana Holt, Elizabeth Pruitt, Ashley Morris, Justin, Michael, Brian, Abbi and Cameron Coxey.
A celebration of life service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Blaylock and Bro. Philip Blaylock officiating. Burial will follow in Fig Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dewey Oliver, Jeff Gosa, Sam Williams, Mickey McCullar, Billy McCullar and Jerry Helton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Vara Williams
PONTOTOC – Vara Gardner Turnage Williams, 96, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc. She attended Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church. She was retired from Rivera Shirt Factory. She enjoyed quilting, working in her flowers and gardening, and cooking Sunday lunch for her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her two daughters, Carolyn Goodwin (Bill) and Ruth Moore, both of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, Steve Johnson (Delaine), Stacy Turnage (Ellen), Denise Munn (Phillip), Lorna Wright, Angie Lewis and Jody Goodwin; and 14 great-grandchildren, Dustin Brown, Benjamin Johnson, Andrea Munn, Kristin Wright, Katlyn Wright, Jenny Chaney (Leland), Anna Turnage, Jeremiah Turnage, Maggie Turnage, Abby Turnage, Michael Turnage, Cheyene Turnage, William Lewis and Caleb Goodwin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, P.F. Gardner and Nola Dodd Gardner; her husbands, Aubrey Williams and Oscar Turnage; a daughter, June Turnage; a son, Larry Turnage; two sisters, Willie Mae Williams and her twin sister, Ara Gardner; four brothers, Floyd Gardner, Quay Gardner, Hassell Gardner and Sterling Gardner; and two sons-in-law: Billy Bynum and Jim Moore.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Munn, Phillip Gardner, Bobby Gardner, Lamar Gardner, Stacy Turnage and Jody Goodwin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Bonnie Sue West
OKOLONA – Bonnie Sue Workman West, 72, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Auto, W.Va., to Andrew Jackson Workman and Gladys Ellen Hansen Workman. She worked as a secretary for Lee County Cooperative Extension for many years. A longtime member of Parkway Baptist Church in Tupelo, she taught the 5-year-old Sunday School class for more than 30 years. She was currently a member of First Baptist Church in Okolona. She enjoyed taking care of her dogs and cats. Her family remembers her as an avid story teller and a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eric Boykin officiating. Private Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, John West of Okolona; three children, William Timothy West (Lily) of Pontotoc, Sherri Lynn Lazore (Michael) and Johnie Sue Franks (James), all of Tupelo; four sisters, Betty Lewis, Linda Keene, Janice Page and Pam Rizzo; three brothers, David Workman, Randy Workman and Fred Workman; a half brother, Andy Workman, and a half sister, Rachel Workman; and five grandchildren, Will West, John West, Joshua Lazore, McKenna Franks and Maggie Franks.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jackie Lane Workman.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Roberts, Junior Roberts, Charles Pannell, James Henry, Jackie Moore and Jimmy Kyle.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

John Gordon
OXFORD – John “Little Jr.” Gordon, 77, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Michael Prestage
WATER VALLEY – Michael Allen Prestage, 22, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his home. He was born May 9, 1990, in Mississippi. He was a 2009 graduate of Clovis High School in Clovis, N.M. He was a car detailer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Water Valley with the Rev. Garland Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Turkey Creek Cemetery in Water Valley. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Michael Todd Prestage and Shelley Harris Prestage of Water Valley; two sisters, Laura Hernandez and Rachael Prestage, both of Clovis, N.M.; his grandparents, Larry and Marcia Prestage of Water Valley, and Patricia Myers of Clovis, N.M.; two nieces, Annika Hernandez and Jaylynn Wardrip.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Earl D. Myers.
Pallbearers will be Marcelino Barrios, Keith Prestage, Shane Prestage, Brian Tidwell, Robert Earl Upchurch and Mark Wiggins. Honorary pallbearers will be the 2009 Clovis High School football team.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Fredia Raden
BOONEVILLE – Fredia Legina McKissack Raden, 53, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a homemaker.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Garry Raden; one daughter, Chelsea (Michael) Knight; one son, Luke (Jamie) Raden of Calvert City, Ky.; her mother, Mildred McKissack of Booneville; one sister, Regina (Charlie) McKissack Dacus of Booneville; and four grandchildren, Jasmine Raden, Cole Raden, Lane Knight and Mia Faith Raden.
She was preceded in death by her father, Luther Ford McKissack, and one brother, Luther Ray McKissack.
Pallbearers will be Michael Knight, Jamie McVey, David Maxell, Mike Ericksen, Keith Stevens, Ray Hall and David Mason.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Mary Dilworth
IUKA – Mary Dilworth died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home in Corinth.

Sen. Bennie Turner
WEST POINT – Funeral services for Sen. Bennie Turner will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, 904 Mosley Ave., West Point. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Turner & Associates PLLC at the Justice Building at 103 W. Main St., West Point.
Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Oleta Helms
PONTOTOC – Oleta Faulkner Helms, 77, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at her home. She was born May 16, 1935, to J.Z. and Agnes Brown Faulkner. She married Kenneth Helms on July 14, 1956. She retired from First National Bank in Pontotoc after 34 years. She loved gardening. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved being with family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at West Heights Baptist Church. Dr. David Hamilton and Bro. Dan Young will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Helms; three daughters, Brenda Sappington, Linda Steele and Sandra Porter (George); four grandchildren, Melissa Wise, Megan Coker, Justin McKinney and Maggie Beth Porter; two great-grandchildren, Madilyn Coker and Lucy Thacker; and one brother, Byron Faulkner (Nellie).
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Francis Williams, David Helms, Steve Bramlett, Johnny Williams, Jim Williams, Jackie Faulkner and Lynn Helms.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice or a charity of choice.

Dianne Patterson
PONTOTOC – Nancy Dianne Patterson, 61, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 5, 1951, in Memphis to Raymond and Magalene Patterson. She was a member of Palestine United Methodist Church and a retired schoolteacher. She loved God and her family. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and her flowers.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Rob Grant officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother, Magalene Patterson; sister, Laura Inmon (Butch); four brothers, Danny Patterson (Brenda), Don Patterson (Sandy), Clifford Patterson (Debbie) and Sidney Patterson; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Patterson; her grandparents, Fred and Artileen Patterson, and Lelon and Verna Munlin.
Pallbearers will be Danny Patterson, Don Patterson, Clifford Patterson, Butch Inmon, Jason Rackley and Philip Mitchell.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to service time today.

Rosie Griffin
OKOLONA – Rosie May Pickens Griffin, 92, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.
Condolences may be emailedto hollandfuneraldirectors@comcastnet.
Hubert Cook
POTTS CAMP – Hubert Cook, 92, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his home at Potts Camp.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery at Hickory Flat.

Willard Richardson
BOONEVILLE – Willard Richardson, 87, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Billy J. Houston
BALDWYN – Billy J. Houston, 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at his home. He was born July 11, 1930, in Ozark community of Itawamba County to Charlie and Belvie Waddel Houston. He retired after 30 years of service and maintenance at American Motors in Kenosha, Wis. He was a member of Kirkville Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Irvin officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann Busby (Johnny) of Pontotoc; a daughter-in-law, Connie Houston of Saltillo; sister, Robbie McDaniel of Booneville; three sisters-in-law, Brenda Houston of Madison, Ann Hopkins of Fulton and Betty Wiseman (John) of Baldwyn; four grandchildren, Matt Houston of Pontotoc, Amanda Poppelreiter (Jeremy) of Saltillo, Robert Busby (Jorden) of Memphis and Charlie Busby of Hattiesburg; great-grandson, Rock Busby; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife and mother of his children, Lucy Houston (1951) and second wife, Jimmie Lou Houston; son, Mike Houston; brothers, Jake Houston, Bo Houston, Sam Houston, Tom Houston and Charles “Red” Houston (Nov. 30, 2012); and nephew, Gifford Houston.
Pallbearers will be Robert Busby, Charlie Busby, Jeremy Poppelreiter, Mark Smith and Mitchell Hood.
Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Houston, Bill Fleming, Carl Hansen, his caregiver, Judy Wolfe, Edith, Michelle and Evon.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.

James R. Spencer
RED BAY, Ala. – James R. “J.R.” Spencer, 73, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at ECM Hospital in Florence, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.
James Howell
HOLLY SPRINGS – James Howell, 40, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Collierville Health and Rehab Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Alice Brown
NEW ALBANY – Alice Brown, 91, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
Madge Holcomb
PONTOTOC – Grace Madglene “Madge” Tackitt Holcomb, 76, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was born April 7, 1936, to Carl and Suphrona Tackitt.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Hartley officiating. Burial will follow in the Eddington Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Chapman (Gerald) and Judy Holcomb (Bobby) of Pontotoc; one son, Tim Holcomb (Patty) of Chickasaw County; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Avis Reynolds of Pontotoc and Evelyn Huffman of Houston; one brother, Billy Tackitt of Pontotoc; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, J.C. Tackitt and W.L. Tackitt; one granddaughter, Shasta McGloflin; one nephew, Danny Tackitt; and the father of her children, David Holcomb.
Pallbearers will be Steve Huffman, Phillip Tackitt, Kevin Tackitt, Dennis Reynolds, Toby Reynolds and Mark Holcomb.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Reba Flanagan
BURNSVILLE – Reba Mae Wamsley Flanagan, 87, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member of the Tishomingo Gospel Light House Pentecostal Church and a retired employee of Benchmark.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Tishomingo Gospel Light House Pentecostal Church with Bro. William H. Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Church of God Cemetery.
She was survived by two daughters, Ruthie (Randy) Slack and Rita Hughes Estes, both of Jacinto; three sisters, Helen (Billy) Glidewell, Frances Shaw and Flora (Ronnie) Brand, all of Corinth; five grandchildren, Shawna Slack, Jeb Slack, Richard Wilkins, Ryan Hughes and Jonathan Hughes; and three great-grandchildren, Jason Stone Hughes, Samantha Michelle Hughes and Katie Wilkins; and a special niece, Margie Bain.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Cordie Evetts; her stepfather, Calvin Evetts; two daughters, Vedie Verline Flanagan and Dorothy Lynn Wilkins; one brother, Ted Wamsle; one brother-in-law, Billy Shaw; one stepdaughter, Weatha Dingler; and one stepson, Stevie Flanagan.
Pallbearers will be Jeb Slack, Richard Wilkins, Ryan Hughes, Jonathan Hughes, Tommy Chelmowski and Stanley Barnes.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Moses Blackburn
VINA, Ala. – Moses Blackburn, 52, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his home.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Old Burleson Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.