Obituaries December 13, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Gladys Hall
WALNUT – Gladys Mae Hall, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born April 3, 1933, to W.B. and Alma Adair Hall. She was a member of Christ Temple Apostlic Church and a factory worker.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Christ Temple Apostlic Church with the Rev. William Kirkman, the Rev. Mike Brown and the Rev. Joe Street officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. J.C. Hall of Walnut; two sons, the Rev. Wade Hall (Judy) of Jackson, Tenn., and the Rev. Clay Hall (Pam) of Walnut; one brother, the Rev. Omega Hall (Faye) of Blue Mountain; one sister-in-law, Joyce Hall of Ripley; one brother-in-law, Kevin Hall (Jean) of Blue Mountain; seven grandchildren, Mitzi Phelan (Josh) of Nashville, Roxann Hall and Mary Hall, both of Jackson, Tenn., Anna Wilbanks (Adam), Rachel Hall, Jamie Rutherford (Hall) Heide and Trevor Hall, all of Walnut. three great-grandchildren, Abigayle, Elijah and Isabelle Rutherford, all of Walnut.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Mary, Inez, Callie, Opal, Daisy and Alice; and four brothers, Clyde, Jim, Bill and Clarence.
Pallbearers will be Scott Pulliam, Keith Wells, John Casner, Preston Null, Steve Null and Brandon Pittman. Honorary pallbearers will be Rickey Pittman, Paulie Wilbanks, Arthur Walker and Tim Thrasher.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. today until services time Friday at Christ Temple Apostlic Church.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Charlie Mae Warren
TUPELO – Charlie Mae Warren died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at King’s Daughter Hospital in Yazoo City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Nixola Duncan
AMORY – Nixola Collier Duncan, 99, died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at her daughter’s home. Born Sept. 18, 1913, in Beaverton, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Robert Leslie and Stella Turman Collier. A graduate of Marion County High School in 1933, she married W.J. “Bill” Duncan on July 23, 1933. He died in 1995. Moving to Amory in the early ‘40s, she worked for the area garment industry as a seamstress and worked with her husband operating Duncan’s Steam Laundry and Cleaners, later known as Nu-Way Cleaners in Amory. In her 80s she worked part time for McDonald’s in Amory. A woman of faith, she was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Amory, teaching Sunday school and serving with the Ladies’ Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, Bible study, history, especially genealogy, gardening, listening to gospel music and especially Bing Crosby Christmas music. She was a lover of pets. Known as a talented quilter, she also collected Fenton and Depression glassware. She was a member of the Eastern Star.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Dr. Roy McHenry and the Rev. Lloyd Minor. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.
Survivors include two daughters, Anne Sturdivant (Earl) of Aberdeen and Barbara “Bobi” Petters (Darrell) of Aberdeen; nine grandchildren, Bill Barnette, Jim Barnette (Pam), Terri Butler (Dennis), Nicki Wickline (Joe), Cindy Comer (Tommy), Traci Plaxico (Poncho), Nixola Katie Holland Jones, Samantha Holland and Daniel Petters; 14 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant brother, R.L. Collier Jr.; daughter, Kawada Jeane Barnette; and granddaughter-in-law, Georgetta Barnette.
Pallbearers will be Bill Burnette, Jim Barnette, Hayes Barnette, Jesse Butler, Jody Comer, Josh Comer and Lee Plaxico. Honorary pallbearers will be Hayden Plaxico, Collier Jones, Kelby Wickline, Daniel Petters, Chad Burnette and James Holland Jr.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the River Bend Baptist Church Building Fund, 50363 Old Hwy. 25 South, Aberdeen, MS 39730.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Marijean Hardin
SALTILLO – Marijean Hardin, 91, formerly of Corinth, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at her son’s home in Saltillo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Capital Fund Drive Campaign at First United Methodist Church, 901 N. Fillmore St., Corinth, MS 38834.

Nina Stubbs
WREN – Nina M. Stubbs, 77, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Terry E. Dalton
MERIDIAN – Terry E. Dalton, 51, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born April 25, 1961, in Boston, Mass., to Charles and Patricia Dalton. He was self-employed and the owner of Dalton Auto Sales in Meridian. He was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. He served in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Presidential Guard for President Jimmy Carter. He loved life and enjoyed every moment of it. His life was filled with laughter, funny stories and jokes and he most enjoyed hanging out with family and friends. He loved each one of his children and especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Center Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Culpepper, the Rev. Ervin Mooney and the Rev. Doug Goodman officiating. Family and friends are invited to share remembrances during the service. Burial will be in Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Catlett Dalton; three children Chance Dalton, Britaine Davis and Joshua Davis; grandchild, Terri Ray Ann Harbour, and future son-in-law, Ty Harbour, all of Meridian; his father, Charles Dalton of Tupelo; sister, Darla Mason (Drew) of Huntsville, Ala.; brother, Eddie Dalton (Lisa) of Tupelo; sister-in-law, Linda Rashid (Harun Al Rashid) of Mars, Pa.; father-in-law, Alvin Lamar Catlett of Meridian; nieces, Kim Bucci (Rob) and Dana Tubb, both of Tupelo, Dani Mason of Huntsville, Ala., Dahlia and Maya Rashid of Mars, Pa.; great-nieces, Caroline Bucci of Tupelo and Marydale and Ella Tubb of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Tierney Dalton; a sister, Lisa Dalton; and mother-in-law, Fredna Catlett.
Pallbearers will be Larry Hearn, Mitch Bowers, Kent Stephens, Bill Denning, Lucky Lisenbe, Lee Allen, Rick Pollock and Jeff Peters. Honorary pallbearer in memory of Wayne Hall.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Anderson Regional Cancer Center, Cancer Patient Benevolent Fund, ATTN Ginny Ruffin, 1701 23rd Ave., Meridian, MS 39301.

Mae Ruth Hogan
PHEBA – Mae Ruth Hogan, 75, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hogan Chapel AME Church. Burial will be in Pheba Community Cemetery. 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.

Rosa Dukes
OXFORD – Rosa M. Dukes, 80, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at her home in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mac Grissom
AMORY – Roberta “Mac” Grissom, 92, died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at River Place Nursing Center. Born on April 17, 1920, in Calhoun County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mable Long McCurley. She was a graduate of Pittsboro High School and Draughn’s Business School. On Sept. 2, 1942, she married Norbin Grissom. For 35 years, she was a co-owner and operator of City Tire and Appliance Store. After retiring, she worked for People’s Drug Store until her health failed. A devout Christian, she was a dedicated member of First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Adult I Sunday School class and the Disciple Bible class. Selfless, kind, and a nurturer, she enjoyed working with the public and helping others at every opportunity. Loved by all and full of life, she enjoyed cooking for her family at Christmas; gardening; working in the yard; fishing; cross-stitching; listening to music, especially gospel; watching golf and football, especially the Dallas Cowboys; and family gatherings.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty Macey of Amory and Pat Hamner of Olive Branch; sons, Butch Grissom (Sue) of Amory and Steve Grissom (Margaret) of Nettleton; sister, Nina White of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren, Teresa Monroe (Bob), Cynthia Gilmore (Tom), Robin Huddelson (Cary), Christy Cox, Robert Grissom, Jon Grissom, Wendy Cox (Barry), April Adams (Tommy), Kerri Lange (Bill), Debbie Ledet (Kevin) and Jeni Stephens; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and niece and nephew, Susan W. Hughes and Charles White.
In addition to her parents and her husband of 55 years, she was preceded in death by a son, Mike Grissom; grandson, Spencer Stephens; and brother, Thomas McCurley.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Criddle officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Grissom.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials are to be given to First Friends, P.O. Box 117, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Jim LeClair
FULTON – James “Jim” LeClair, 66, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 5, 1946, to Elmer and Hazel Hare LeClair. He owned and operated a neon light business in Fulton for several years. He was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was a member of the National Rifle Association and North American Fishing Club.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pine Grove Church of Christ. Speakers will be Melinda Van, Rhonda LeClair, Tylen Pepito and Michael Pepito. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Margaret LeClair of Fulton; his son, Tony LeClair (Amanda) of Fulton; his daughters, Rhonda LeClair of Fulton, Deann Pepito (Michael) of Georgia and Lynette Christensen of Fulton; grandchildren, Cheyenne LeClair, Zachary LeClair, Savannah Raditz, Tylen Pepito, Trenton Pepito, Teigan Pepito, Eliah Christensen, Lance LeClair and Kaydee LeClair; sisters, Shirley LaLond and Gloria LeClair of Wisconsin; brothers, Paul LeClair of Illinois and Norman LeClair (Lila) of Tremont.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons, Zeke Christensen and Kyle Raditz.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Isiah Frazier
NEW ALBANY – Thomas Isiah Frazier, 17, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. He was born May 10, 1995, in New Albany to Thomas and Necole Frazier. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Chesterville Church, where he was an active member of the usher board and youth choir. He was a student at Tupelo High School and also attended Ingomar High School. He loved fishing, hunting, riding his three-wheeler and doing carpentry work.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Chesterville Church. Burial will be in the Chesterville Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Necole Scales of New Albany, and his father, Thomas (Patreas) Frazier of Tupelo; two sisters, Victoria Hudson of New Albany and Raigan Frazier of Tupelo; his grandparents, Ethel and Marvin Beard, James “J.T.” and Queen Ester Frazier of New Albany, Thomas and Rebecca Harris of Tupelo; his great-grandmother, Mae Harris of Rienzi.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Olivia Westmoreland
BRUCE – Olivia J. (Jeno) Westmoreland, 54, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at her home. She was a member of Jackson Chapel M.B. Church and an active contributor to the Breast Cancer Foundation. She loved coooking and working for the elderly.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jackson Chapel M.B. Church with Pastor Thomas Tillman officiating. Burial will follow in the Bruce Community Cemetery in Pittsboro. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her father, Willie Johnson, and her mother, Mary Jo Jackson, of Bruce; two sons, Terrance Thomas of Bayonne, N.J.; four brothers, Thomas Lewis Bridges of Bruce, Ron Powell (Margaret) of Ruleville, Patrick Powell of Panama City, Fla., Juan Thomas of Memphis; four sisters, Jolinda Silas of Grand Rapids, Mich., Vivian Thomas, Rhonda and Patrice Powell of Bruce; and two grandchildren.
Visit the online register book at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

R.L. Roberts
BOONEVILLE – R.L. Roberts, 72, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born May 27, 1940, in New Site to Roy and Charlene Roberts. He was a painter, and he was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and playing dominoes, pool and cards. He loved his grandchildren more than anything else.
Services will be at noon today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Sue Lesley Roberts, whom he married on May 16, 1969; a daughter, Lisa Davis (Benny) of Booneville; a brother, Charles Roberts of Booneville; four sisters, LaRue Jackson (Johnny) of Golden, Audrey Wheelington of New Site, Brenda Berryman of Booneville, and Delia Boatrite (Earl) of Florence, Ala.; a grandson, Justin Cartwright of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; a granddaughter, Raven Davis of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Juanita Kelly; and a brother, L.C. Roberts.
Pallbearers are Benny Davis, Brad Holder, Mykel Holley, Carlton Jackson, Bobby Wade Wheelington and Daniel Wheelington.
Charles Igert
TUPELO – Charles William Igert, 87, formerly of Jeffersonville, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, after a brief illness. A member of “the greatest generation,” he was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II. He retired with the rank of captain from the Louisville, Ky., Fire Department in 1974. He was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Milltown, Ind., to Charles and Lillian Sieg Igert.He was a Catholic and parishioner of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Jeffersonville, Ind.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Nally Igert; daughter, Kelly Glover (Danny); grandchildren, Shelly Schultz (Steve) of Boca Raton, Fla., Shannon Hull (Mitch) of Clarksville, Tenn., Matthew Hussey and Anna-Liesa Hussey; great-grandchildren, Allie Stacy, Jocelyn and Zane Hull.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Gary Shaffner.
A memorial service and interment will be at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Ind. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Retha Austin
WALNUT – Retha Jewel Spencer Austin, 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at her home. She was born July 26, 1926, to I.N. and Hattie Maricle Spencer. She was a homemaker and member of Union Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Walnut with Bro. Jackie Spencer, Bro. Trent Nethery and Bro. Trent Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery.
She is survived by nine daughters, Patsy Farris, Janice Austin Hamblin and Joyce Perrin, all of Corinth, Peggy Guy, Bettye Akins and Judy Spencer, all of Booneville, Wanda Love of Simpsonville, Ky., Linda Trimm of Kossuth and Kathy Conaway of Theo; two sons, J.R. Austin of Jumpertown and Kevin Austin of Bells, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Austin; six sisters; and seven brothers.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Visitation will continue until service time Friday at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Howell
NEW ALBANY – Mildred Satterwhite Howell, 67, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. She was born March 23, 1945, in Pontotoc County to Emma Mae King Satterwhite and the late Hildred Satterwhite Sr. She was a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church. She was the foster mother to many children.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in New Albany. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include seven children, Michelle Russell of Guntown, Lowanda Bell, Selena Howell, Paris Howell and Derell Howell, all of New Albany, Kim (Mike) Haws of Pontotoc and Danisha Howell of Arkansas; her mother, Emma Mae Satterwhite; two brothers, Hildred (Ruth) Satterwhite of New Albany and David (Misong) Satterwhite of North Carolina; two sisters, Gertrude Trudy Wray and Brenda (Kenneth) Phillips of New Albany; three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and a son, Michael Bell.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Florence Lang
TUPELO – Florence T. Lang, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at her home after a brief illness. Born Jan. 10, 1933, in Tokyo, Japan, she became a Christian at age 18, and during her college years, worked as an interpreter for a missionary. After graduating from college with a degree in education, she taught junior high and high school English in Japan. In 1972, she met and married Robert Lang and moved to Tupelo. Throughout her life she worked at Methodist Senior Services, covering seven counties as she ministered to the elderly. She also worked as a dietician at Traceway Manor and loved volunteering for the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society. She loved the Lord and lived out that love by helping others. She was of the Methodist faith.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Donald Wildmon officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors has charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sisters, Miyuki Ikegami, Sumie Kido and Haruko Takasu; two brothers, Kazuhiro Takasu and Shigeo Takasu, all of Japan; special friends, Kyoko Hester (Kelvin) and Grace Hester of Saltillo, Tracie Lanphere (Rusty) of Tupelo, Mary Holliman Lanphere and Ty Lanphere of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers Takaji Takasu and Eiji Takasu.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, P.O. Box 1185, Tupelo, MS 38802.

Marjorie Wareham
OXFORD – Marjorie Alene Wareham, 78, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Oxford.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mississippi Division, 145 Executive Division, Suite 1, Madison, MS 39110.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Margo Wallace
OKOLONA – Margo Wallace, 31, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.

Purvy Long
TUPELO – Purvy Long died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Beulah Mabry
PLANTERSVILLE – Funeral arrangements for Beulah Bell Johnson Mabry are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Clyde Dyson
ABERDEEN – Clyde Dyson died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary Bowers
ABERDEEN – Mary Bowers, 59, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Robert Thompson
OXFORD – Robert Lee Thompson, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Duke Jr.
STARKVILLE – Charles B. Duke Jr., 89, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Herimitage, Tenn., after a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. Burial will follow at Memorial Garden Park. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Eula Walton-Buford
JACKSON – Eula Virginia Walton-Buford, 52, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clear Creek M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.