Obituaries December 15, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Zula Henderson
BOONEVILLE – Zula Moreland Henderson, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by McMillian Funeral Home of Booneville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Shumpert
SHANNON – Robert Shumpert, 56, died Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011, at his home in Shannon. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Ginger Crausby
PONTOTOC – Ginger Jaggers Crausby, 70, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Houston. She was a church worker, Sunday School teacher and member of the choir at the First Baptist Church in Pontotoc. She was a graduate of the Pontotoc High School Class of 1959. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and bowling and was a member of a bowling league for over 30 years.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Valley Grove Cemetery with Rev. Steve Cohea officiating. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Crausby of Houston, and Cheryl Posey and Lane of Pontotoc; a sister, Annie Ruth Huey of Olive Branch; a brother, Franklin Jaggers of Verona; two grandsons, Lane and Amberlie Posey, and Peyton Posey; and one great-grandson, Talon Posey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Clyde Jaggers and Johnnie Wester Jaggers; her husband, Lynward “Bing” Crausby; a sister, Berma Hester; and a brother, William Mace Jaggers.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Davis, Shane Crausby, Zack Corder, Jason Jaggers, Brad Mann and Greg Hester.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Randy “Burly” Burlison
AMORY – Randy Lake “Burly” Burlison, 47, died on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Aug. 20, 1964, in Amory, he was a son of Brenda Hathcock Burlison and the late James Edward Burlison.
Burly attended Hatley High School and worked in the local pants and furniture factories. He was a member of New Hope Church of Christ. A free spirit with a dry sense of humor, Burly looked forward to spending time with his friends. With the freedom of being outdoors, Randy relished going for rides on his motorcycle or in his truck. Fiercely loyal to his family and friends, his tough-as-nails demeanor gave him the strength to fight his battle with cancer. Burly enjoyed old rock n’ roll, the oldies but goodies, and old country music; NASCAR, watching football, and talking on his CB radio.
He is survived by his mother, Brenda Burlison, Amory; grandmother, Marie Burlison, Amory; sisters, Teresa Hugya and Tonia Elam, Amory, and Leah Walters (Neil), Virginia Beach, Va.; nieces and nephew, Chanda Vallarian (Steven), Tupelo, Tanner Elam, Amory, and Megan Walters, Virginia Beach, Va.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dueward and Bertha Hathcock, and Reno Burlison.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at New Hope Cemetery with David Highland officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Randy’s friends.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Friday at Christian Chapel Church of Christ fellowship hall.
Memorials may be given to New Hope Church of Christ, 60415 Hatley-Detroit Rd., Amory, MS 38821 or to Christian Chapel Church of Christ, 60127 Vaughn Rd., Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Henry Cecil Doler
The funeral service for Henry Cecil Doler, 89, will be held Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Bethany Baptist Church in Slate Springs. Visitation will be this evening, Dec. 15, at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City and on Friday at Bethany Baptist Church in Slate Springs from 1 to 2 p.m. The burial service will be at Vance Cemetery near Slate Springs.
He was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Slate Springs to Jonathan Patrick and Henrietta West Doler and died on Dec. 14, 2011. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Slate Springs, where he served as a deacon for many years.
Mr. Doler served in World War II with the 313th Regiment of the 79th Infantry of the U. S. Army from 1942 until 1945. He landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on June 14, 1944, and participated in front line combat in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany until Dec. 19, 1944, when he was seriously wounded in Germany near the Siegfried Line. In addition to the Purple Heart he received other medals including the Bronze Star, which was awarded to him for risking his own life to rescue a wounded soldier. In 2004 he returned to France with his son, Jon, for the 60th anniversary of D-Day and for recognition of the 79th Infantry for the liberation of the French town of La Haye Du Puit. While there, he was thanked many times by the French people for helping to liberate their country. Although the war left much physical and emotional pain with him, he was very proud to have served the United States of America.
Survivors include his daughter, Donna Criss (Stanley) of Calhoun City; his son, Jon Doler of Leland; five grandchildren, Jody Criss (Amanda) of Huntsville, Ala., Steven Criss of Bruce, Andrea Doler Clanton (Melvin) of Grenada, Scott Doler of Bellefontaine and Jondelyn Doler Catlette (Brantley) of Cleveland; and one great-grandson, Jackson Chase Clanton of Grenada. Two other great-grandchildren are expected to arrive in 2012.
He also is survived by 2 sisters: Mrs. Blanche Allen of Eupora and Mrs. Robbie Watson of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Doler; a brother, James W. Doler; and two sisters, Mrs. Celia Ruth Mawk and Mrs. Dorothy Lacey.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Scotti Wilson Doler Music Scholarship Fund at Mississippi College, P.O. Box 4005, Clinton, MS 39058.
Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph Ross
TUPELO – Ralph Robert Ross, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. He was born on Jan. 9, 1931, in Vincennes, Ind., to Ralph Earl and Maggie Russell Ross. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in physical education. While at Ole Miss he was a four-year letterman on the basketball and track teams. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1962 and was honorably discharged with the rank of 1st lieutenant. Most of his adult life was spent in DeSoto County or Memphis, where he retired from the National Bank of Commerce. He loved hunting and fishing, especially with his son. He was a longtime golfer in his younger days and an avid Old Miss Rebels fan.
A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Funeral Home in Memphis. Pastor Clay Nash will officiate.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Sylvia Lee Wooten Ross; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tricia and Tim Cantrell of Madison, and Tina and Lynn Holland of Tupelo; one son and daughter-in-law, Chino and Karen Ross of Shelbyville, Ky.; grandchildren, Brett Cantrell, Jordan Cantrell, Jonathan Ross, Hannah Scott, Jennifer Ross, Alexandra Lloyd, Christian Ross, Jeffrey Chalfant, Kara Chalfant, Natalie Holland and Maria Holland; nine great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Vonnie and Tom Hall of Carmi, Ill.
Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Hemochromatosis Society, 4044 W. Lake Mary Blvd. No. 104 PMB 416, Lake Mary, FL 32546-2012 or UMAA Foundation, P.O. 355, University, MS 38677 for the new basketball arena.

Hoyle Roberts
BLUE SPRINGS – Hoyle Hayes Roberts, 68, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
Jimmy Williams
JOELTON, Tenn. – Jimmy Keith Williams, 72, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. He retired from Greyhound Bus Lines after 49 years of service.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton, Tenn., with Bro. John Stancil and Bro. David Royalty officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Williams; his father, E.E. “Jack” Willliams; his children, Kevin Williams, Sammy Adcock, Tommy Adcock and Teresa Patton; grandchildren, Kaya, Isabella and Teygan Williams, DJ, Natasha and Todd Adcock, John Allen, Jason Patton and Missy Williams, great-grandchildren, Austin, Tristen, Jorden and Addison; sisters, Billie Jean Evans of Hurricane, Carolyn Johnson of Denmark, Nickie Caldwell of Sardis, Sarah Harden of Hurricane, Vickie Cruse of Pontotoc, Jackie Mayo of New Albany and Lisa Langston of New Albany; and brothers, Reed Williams of Cordova, Tenn., Jerry Wayne Williams of Hurricane and Ricky Williams of Hurricane.
He was preceded in death by mother, Sally Williams, and a son, Mike Williams.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Adcock, Tommy Adcock, Kevin Williams, Wesley Rakes, John Allen, Todd Adcock and DJ Adcock. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Lee and Ronnie Jones.

Mary Ann Ware
BRUCE – Mary Ann Ware, 69, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was born May 23, 1942, in Bruce. She was a restaurant owner for more than 25 years and a day care owner for 25 years. She was a member of the Bruce First Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing cards with all her lady friends.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Bobby Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Ware (Bobbie) of Brandon and Justin Ware (Brandy) of Bruce; one daughter, Jessica Ware Mata (Robert) of Bruce; her grandchildren, Parker Ware, Brooke Ware, Katie Mata, Matthew Ware, Chase Mata and Jordon Ware; one great-grandchild, Hadley Ware; an honorary grandchild, Kelly White.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Vanlandingham and Elvira Spratlin Vanlandingham; a son, Johnny Bruce Ware; and a granddaughter, Lana Ware.
Pallbearers will be Jason Barefield, Charles Herring, John Kibble, J.B. Long, Dr. Bruce Longest, Matthew McDowell, Parker Ware and Jason White. Honorary pallbearers card playing friends.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Donnie Butler
WREN – Donnie Joe Butler, 66, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born on June 28, 1945, in Booneville to Elmer Rone Butler and Dorthea Helen Wilson. He grew up in Memphis, later relocating to Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. He worked many years at Futorian Furniture Manufacturing before becoming disabled. Mr. Butler enjoyed traveling and watching television, especially news programs and Food Network. His grandchildren were his world, and he took pleasure in spending as much time as possible with his family. He was a Baptist.
A life celebration service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Dennis Smithey officiating. A private burial will take place in Old Union Cemetery in Wren. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time today at the Okolona Chapel. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Shirley Fay Butler of Tupelo; his four children, Donnie Joe Butler II (Becky) of Wren, Tina Butler Dabbs (Mike) of Wren, Donnyell Butler Hester (Terry) of Amory and Connie Dawn Butler; his brothers, Ray Butler (Joyce) of Pontotoc, Jim Butler of Memphis, Richard Butler (Elizabeth) of McAllen, Texas; his sisters, Sherry Long (Jerry) of New Albany, Charlotte Sue Haskins (Sam) of Covington, Tenn., Bonnie Blue Coulter (Lawrence) of Blue Springs; his six grandchildren, Levi Paul Hester (Lindsey), Dyllen Scott Hester (Kasi), Christopher Butler, Reed Hester, Bowen Dabbs and Caden Butler; his great-grandson, Camden Hester.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Kaye Oppenheimer.
Pallbearers will be Mike Dabbs, Dyllen Hester, Levi Hester, Christopher Butler, Cody Minor, Korie Jenkins, David Jenkins, Rickey Harris, Dave Butram and Jonathan Butler.
Memorials may be made to the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi, 830 S. Gloster St. Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Lucille Gann
BOONEVILLE – Mary Lucille English Gann, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nell Holland
BALDWYN – Nell Holland, 80, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Baldwyn Nursing Home. She was a former employee of Hunter Sadler and Booneville Hospital, but spent most of her life as a homemaker. She enjoyed watching television, especially the Fulton TV station. She was a member of South Marietta Independent Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Horace Barnes and Minister Carl Dunlap officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Miller Palmer (Lester) of Mantachie; four sons, Chris Holland (Dina) of Kirkville, Greg Holland (Betty) of Booneville, Timmy Joe Holland of Kirkville and Lanny Holland (Anita) of Ozark; six grandchildren, Joey Miller (Mary), Kevin Miller (Peggy), Scotty Miller, Jody Holland (Julie), Blake Holland and Zack Holland; three great-grandchildren, Joseph Miller, jade Miller and Micah Miller.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cotton Holland; her parents, Vince and Adeller Harp Hall; and brothers and sister, Gene Hall, Betty Lou Davis and Eva Mae Davis.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Blake Holland, Jody Holland,Zack Holland, Kevin Miller and Joey Miller and great grandson, Joseph Miller.
Honorary pallbearer will be Scotty Miller.

Arther Cullen
RED BANKS – Arther Thomas Cullen, 65, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at his home in Red Banks.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Red Banks Baptist Church. Burial will be in Red Banks Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.hsfuneralhome.com.

Tyren Hankins
HOLLY SPRINGS – Tyren Hankins, 2 weeks, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2011, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home in Holly Springs.
Terry Ewing
BELDEN – Ellen Theresa “Terry” Ewing, 79, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at The North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A native of Washington DC, she was born July 3, 1932, to Alphonsus and Alice Crowley. She married Bryant Ewing on Nov. 29, 1952. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and a longtime resident of Tupelo. She was a member of Tupelo Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Bryant Ewing of Belden; her children, Stacy Helen Ewing Morgado (Antonio) of Vilamoura, Portugal, Tim Ewing (Reneé) of New Albany and Pat Ewing (Melissa) of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren, Cristina Morgado, Michele Morgado, John Morgado, Stephen Ewing (Reneé), Robbie Huff, Sawyer Ewing and Tessa Ewing; one great-grandson, Samuel Bryant Ewing; her sister, Helen Boone (Dix) of Vero Beach, Fla.; her niece, Christine Wonsock of Vero Beach, Fla.
Pallbearers will be Doug Ewing, Donnie Ewing, Stephen Ewing, Robbie Huff, Pat Ewing and Tim Ewing.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Quinton Witcher Jr.
TUPELO – Quinton Curtis Witcher Jr., 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Lee County to Quinton C.Witcher Sr. and Winnie Bass Witcher. He lived his life in Lee County where he attended Bissell School. He married Billie Sue Ivy on Dec. 19, 1952. They were married 58 years before her death on April 26, 2011. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force as a medic. He worked several years as a trucker for Campbell’s 66 Express and then as security at the Tupelo Mall. He worked many years as a Tupelo City Police officer, a dispatcher for the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, and was employed as bailiff for Lee County Justice Court until his death. He was a 32nd degree Mason and an ardent Ole Miss fan, and loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. An avid conversationalist, he enjoyed eating out and never met anyone he did not like, or who did not like him. He had many friends of all walks of life. He was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church.
A life celebration service will be at 11:30 a.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Bryan Collier officiating and Steve Holland delivering the eulogy. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to service time today at the Tupelo Chapel. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Darla Witcher Kirk of Tupelo; one sister, Sarah Goodger of Booneville; two grandchildren, Lindsey Kirk Hughes (Brandon) of Oxford and Austin Kirk, a student at Ole Miss; two special friends, Ruth Rappsus and Alice Sylvester (sister-in-law).
He was preceded in death by his wife and seven siblings.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Patsy Tuttle
OXFORD – Patsy Tuttle, 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Mrs. Tuttle was a retired teaching assistant at Lafayette Elementary School. She formerly worked part-time as a circuit clerk employee. She was a member of Midway Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was an active supporter and member of the Christian Children’s Fund. An avid reader, she also enjoyed gardening and cooking, collecting ceramic elephants and flowers, especially sunflowers. She never met a stranger.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Hall officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Tuttle of Oxford; two sons, Jeff Tuttle and Sheryl of Booneville and Frank Tuttle and Karen of Oxford; one sister, Robbie Jo Millwood of Thaxton; one brother, Doug Gean of Oxford; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to ALS/TDI, 215 Front Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 or Christian Children’s Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Sallie Burress
BOONEVILLE – Sallie Pearl Burress, 81, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Landmark in Booneville.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Ruben Chapel CME Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Lynette McIntosh
ABERDEEN – Lynette McIntosh, 45, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona.
Services will be Saturday at Belle Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Online guestbook can be accessed at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Debbra Jennings
WEST POINT – Debbra Renee Coleman Jennings, 55, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at the Regency Hospital in Meridian. She was born Feb. 23, 1956, in Cook County, Ill., to Lucy Houk Coleman and James Thaddious Coleman. She worked several years at Big Yank as a seamstress and was a member of First Baptist Church. She married Terry Wayne Jennings Sr. on April 12, 1975, in West Point.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Mike Mathena officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Bluff Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Terry Wayne Jennings Sr.; three sons, Terry Wayne Jennings Jr. (Christy), Cody Jennings (Stephanie) and Duston Jennings, all of West Point; three grandchildren; Dylan Clemmons, Austin Jennings and Brooke Jennings; her mother, Lucy H. Coleman of West Point; three brothers, James E. Coleman (Penny) of Corinith, Ron E. Coleman (Billie) of Clearwater, Fla., and Dennis W. Coleman of West Point.
She was preceded her in death by her father and her sister, Patricia Coleman Crouch.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Tate, Donnie Collier, Ken Carmichael, Ben Weems, David Langley and J.T. Tate.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Johnstone, Marty Gordon, Marty Luna, Dewayne Finch, Allen Andrews and Shayne Mann.
Memorials may be made to Pine Bluff Cemetery Fund, c/o Betty McNeel, 7999 Colony Road, Pheba, MS 39755 or to Amercan Diabetes Association, 16 Northtown Dr. Suite 100, Jackson, MS 39211.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Rosemary Thompson
SALTILLO – Rosemary Knapp Thompson, 89, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born July 31, 1922, in New Orleans to Mary and Spencer Knapp. She attended St. Mary of the Pines School for Girls in Chatawa, where she made lifelong friends and where she was affectionately known as “Mickey.” She moved to Memphis and married Harold Thompson, and in October 2011 they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. She had a great love of learning and while raising her five children, she attended Mississippi State University, where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in communications. Her employment included a term as secretary in Okolona for U.S. Congressman Tom Abernathy and later as an editor of publications at the Mississippi State Extension Office in Starkville. She was a leader of the Okolona Girl Scouts. She belonged to the Ladies Guild at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Aberdeen, the Lanier Club in Okolona and various bridge and supper clubs. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and involved with the Happy Hearts group. She loved art, writing, classical music and traveling, but most of all her church and her family.
A Mass of Resurrection will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Tom Lalor, Father Tim Murphy and Father Henry Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Harold “Tommy” Thompson of Saltillo; three daughters, Kathleen “Kathy” Stokes (Ray) of Saltillo, Eileen Meis (Kevin) of Westminster, Colo., and Colleen Ray (Phillip) of Okolona; one son, Harold S. “Hal” Thompson Jr. (Susan) of Decatur, Ala.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Maureen Thompson.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. James Catholic Church with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Glenmary Home Missioners in Cincinnati, Ohio, or St. James Catholic Church.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Virgie Rucker
HOUSTON – Virgie Virginia Rucker, 72, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. She was born July 22, 1939, in Chickasaw County to Charles Ervin and Lizzie May Buford. She was a member of Faith Bible Church and she worked as a sitter for the elderly.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. Johnny Cherry and Bro. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Rucker and Connie, Larry Rucker and Angela, and Bobby Dale Rucker, all of Houston; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Samuel “Sammy” Ervin Buford of Brandon, James Robert Buford of Moline, Ill., and Jerry Allen Buford of Pontotoc; four sisters, Charlotte Ann Barnett, Teresa Pettit, Alice Orene Strickland and Martha Conners, all of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jean Buford; and the father of her children, Arthur Rucker.
Pallbearers will be Andy Barnett, Charlie Pettit, Charlie Watson, Matthew Rucker and Jerry Buford.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

John Scott
AMORY – John Scott died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Ruby Mae Webb
RED BAY, Ala. – Ruby Mae Webb, 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Generations of Red Bay. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.