Obituaries December 15, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Ninnie Tubb
BECKER – Ninnie Lee “Sis” Tubb, 90, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at River Place in Amory. She was born May 14, 1922, to the late Joe and Pearl Adams Fowlkes. She was married to the late Jimmy Eugene Tubb.
Ninnie grew up and lived in the Becker area. Being born into a family of 11, family was always important to her. In addition to her daughter and son, Ninnie had a hand in raising her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ninnie willfully gave of herself, helping others and sitting with the elderly all of her life. She was also a special caregiver to her grandson, Benji. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, cooking her famous banana pudding and fried apple pies for family and friends, and taking afternoon rides with her friend, Mrs. Lois Varnell. Ninnie, or often referred to by many as “Aunt Sis.” will be missed by all who knew and appreciated her kindness and generosity.
She is survived by her son, Jimmy Douglas Tubb of Becker; a sister, Bessie; grandsons, Rickey Moffett (Shellie) of Amory, Jamie Worrell (Amy) of Senatobia and Benji Tubb of Becker; great-grandchildren, Chuck and Jake Moffett, Kathryn McDaniel, Drew, Luke and Leigh Shelby Moffett, Hunter and Brandon Worrell, Amber and Nathan Brown; great-great-grandchildren, Alexis, Taylor, Madison and Carlie Moffett; special caregivers, Marcia Hill and Juanita Reeves.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Geraldine Worrell; granddaughter, Beverly Dawn Moffett; daughter-in-law, Donna Sue Tubb; sons-in-law, Charles D. Moffett and Sammy Worrell; six brothers and four sisters.
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, Dec. 15, at Hatley Cemetery with Bro. Robert Fowlkes and Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating.
Pallbearers will be Rickey Moffett, Jamie Worrell, Jake Moffett, Drew Moffett, Brandon Worrell, Luke Moffett and Jimmy Doyle Fowlkes. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of River Place, Dr. Roger Ratliff and Joe Chism.
Visitation will be this morning from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. when we will leave the funeral home in procession to Hatley Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Betty Smith
KENNEDY, Ala. – Betty Smith, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at her home in Kennedy, Ala. A native of Lamar County, Ala., she was the daughter of Palmer Lee and Ruby Nell Wiggins Foster. She was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. She worked for United Technology in Columbus.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Terry Oswalt and the Rev. James Walden will officiate. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Fayette County, Ala.
Survivors include her husband, Wade Leon Smith of Kennedy, Ala.; six daughters, Glenda (Rev. Terry) Oswalt of Fayette, Ala., Linda (Jimmy) Rogers of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Brenda (Jerry) Davis of Hamilton, Nancy (George) Mullins of Nettleton, Henrietta (Larry) Slade of Hamilton and Debra (James) Evans of Calhoun City; one son, Henry Leon (Denise) Smith of Amory; 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; one sister, Nellie (Colon) Cork of Fayette, Ala.; two brothers, Herman (Shirley) Foster and Steve (Mary Ann) Foster, both of Kennedy, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Ramona Sanders; and a sister, Virginia Wooten.
Pallbearers will be Mike Rogers, Danny Harper, Todd Oswalt, Lane Andrews, Scott Slade, Israel Harper, Dustyn Smith, Jamie Andrews, Jason Smith, Shae Slade and Cliff Sanders.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Damon Wall
OXFORD – Damon Wall, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University. He was an engineering professor at the University of Mississippi for 30-plus years and assistant dean of engineering.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Oxford with Dr. Eric Hankins officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Laura Ann Wall of Oxford; four daughters, Beth Touchstone (Dale), Cindy Rich (Neal), Patty Bowman (Lee) of Birmingham and Debbie Townsend (David) of Alexandria, Va.; a son, Steven W. Wall (Susan) of Washington D.C., a sister, Shirley Wall of Natchez; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Wall.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 800 Van Buren, Oxford, MS 38655, The Gideon Memorial Bible Chairman, P.O. Box 142, Oxford, MS 38655, or The Damon Wall Engineer’s Scholarship, c/o University of Mississippi Foundation, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Mader B. Davis
RACINE, Wis. – Mader B. Davis died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at her home in Racine, Wis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Spring Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
The family will gather for private family time at 9 a.m. Public visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time.
For online condolences and the guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Willie Walker
WATER VALLEY – Willie Walker, 89, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

Jackie Coleman
HAMILTON – Jackie O’Neal Coleman, 68, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 21, 1944, in Monroe County to Wyatt Hilton Coleman and Ludie Ozema Andrews Coleman. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He was a retired operator at CECO Building Supply. He attended Sulphur Springs Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen. Burial will be in Egger Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Valerie Elizabeth Dismukes Coleman of Hamilton; one daughter, Sonya Lee Coleman Daniel (Jeffrey) of Spanish Fort, Ala.; one son, Jerry Ray Corbell (Ginger) of Columbus; three brothers, Jimmy Lane Coleman (Doris) of Caledonia, Ernie Doyle Coleman of Bartahatchie and Robert Bennie Coleman of Caledonia; three grandchildren, Brittney Mae Daniel, Lindsey Christine Daniel and Brandon Ray Corbell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, William Wade Coleman and Johnnie Wayne Coleman.
Pallbearers will be Sterling Coleman, Matt Coleman, Ron Buchman, Gary Coleman, Bobby Crump and Keith Box.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Billie Baggett
TUPELO – Billie “B.B.” Porter Baggett, 86, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 28, 1926, in Memphis to Arthur Sanderson and Annie Spencer Porter. She was a graduate of Messick High School in Memphis. On July 21, 1946, she married Robert Aubrey Baggett Sr. in Walnut. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Tupelo, where she served as church clerk for some time. She also served on the Parsonage Committee. She was a medical secretary at the University of Mississippi Medical Center until she retired in 1988. She also worked as an office manager and secretary at R.A. Baggett & Co., the tile and marble business that her husband established in 1963. She especially loved spending time with her family and visiting with her friends, telling jokes and going to the Shepherd Center. She enjoyed playing the piano, attending the Christian Women’s Club and was an avid reader. Her favorite places were the church and the library.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Robert “Rob” Aubrey Baggett Jr. (Teresa) of Blythewood, S.C., and Richard Ryan “Rick” Baggett (Leisa) of Pontotoc; five grandchildren, Laurie Baggett of Tupelo, Bryan Baggett of Lexington, S.C., Jade Chapman (Drew) of Pontotoc, Emily Baggett O’Sullivan (Cam) of Moore, S.C., and Amanda Baggett of Pontotoc; two great-grandchildren, William Robert Lindley of Tupelo and Indee Leise Chapman of Pontotoc; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 41 years, Robert Aubrey Baggett Sr.; three brothers, A.S. “Buddy” Porter Jr., Jack Porter and Leo Porter; and the aunt who raised her, Hattie “Hixie” Downing Hix.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Regional Rehab, 812 S. Canal St., Tupelo, MS 38804; The Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077; Lupus Foundation of America Inc., P.O. Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241-8629; or the First Baptist Church of Tupelo, 300 North Church Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Gray
EVERGREEN – Bobby Ray Gray, 66, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at his home after an extended illness. He was born March 98, 1946, in Monroe County to Lonnie Lee and Frankie Estelle Jones Gray. He lived in Nettleton most of his life, but had lived in the Evergreen community for the past three years. He was a former truck driver for Hodges Construction in Tupelo and a Baptist. He loved collecting model airplanes and flying airplanes, going fishing, watching football and being with his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Casey Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Brown Gray of Evergreen; four daughters, Donna Jean Hester (John) of Tupelo, Ginger Ann Hamm (John) of Mantachie, Peggy Sue Davis (Wayne) of West Union and Kathy Ann Gray of the home; three sons, Jimmy Ray Gray (Tammy) and Bobby Lee Gray (Crystal), all of Pontotoc, and Ricky Dale Gray (Regena) of Nettleton; two sisters, Jean Reeves (Alton) of Aberdeen and Faye Laverne Nicholson of Nettleton; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Virginia Gray, Peggy Reynolds and Wanda Joyce Gray; one brother, Elaine gray; and one son-in-law, Kelly Hamm.
Pallbearers will be Andy Gray, Justin Gray, Jacob Gray, Ralph Hawkins, Jimmy Dale Gray and Robert Harris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Lee Gray, Ricky Gray, Jimmy Gray, Eddie Leach, David Lee Gray, Wayne Davis and Johnny Gray.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and leave condolences at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Paul McCowin Sr.
BILOXI – Paul V. McCowin Sr., 82, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Ocean Springs Hospital. He was born in Butler, Pa., to Ferdinand Leslie McCowin and Nora Moniot McCowin. He resided there until graduation from Butler High School. He then chose to enter the U.S. Air Force for four years, being stationed in Texas, Wyoming and Arlington, Va. He married Mona Robinson on Aug. 18, 1951, in Butler, Pa. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in August 2012. They resided in the Washington D.C. area until their move to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in 1956 and finally to Biloxi in 1963. He was a Zenith representative for the Gulf Coast area for 30 years, working for Nelson Wholesale Company of Mobile, Ala., and retiring in 1990. He was a longtime member of Sunkist Country Club where he served on the Board of Directors and on many committees. He was an avid golfer and played regularly with a group of friends known as the WAG (Wednesday Afternoon Golfers) group. He particularly enjoyed working with NBC at the PGA’s Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. He loved good music. He was a drummer in the high school band and continued playing in small groups for numerous venues on the coast throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill McCowin, Bert McCowin and Tom McCowin; sisters, Edith O’Day and Eleanor Campbell.
He is survived by his wife, Mona; children, Vince McCowin Jr., (Carol) of Coto de Caza, Calif., Shelly Johnstone of Hernando and Pat McCowin (Heidi) of Biloxi; six grandchildren, Ashlee McCowin and Ali McCowin of Coto de Caza, Calif., Leslie Johnstone Hilliard (Bill) of Ecru, Colin Johnstone (Christy) of Oxford, Sarah McCowin and Layla McCowin of Biloxi; and his sister, Mary Glick, of Annapolis, Md.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home of Biloxi is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to service time Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, P.O. Box 4098, Biloxi, MS, 39531, or the Mississippi Coastal Health Care Foundation (Hospice of Light), 2012 Highway 90, Suite 34, Gautier, MS 39553.
View and sign the register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.

Bessie Hussey
NETTLETON – Bessie Fowler Howard Hussey, 94, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at The Meadows in Fulton after a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 21, 1918, in Itawamba County to Mose and Annie Riley Fowler. She was a lifelong resident of Nettleton and a homemaker. She attended the Nettleton First United Methodist Church and the Word of Life Church in Tupelo. She enjoyed gospel music, going to church and being with her family.
Services were Friday, Dec. 14, at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Tommy Galloway officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park in Verona.
Survivors include one daughter, Dot Waycaster (Gwyn) of Ridgeland; two sons, Mack Hussey (Vicky) of Fulton and Wayne Hussey (Pam) of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Zack Charles Howard; her second husband, Charles C. Hussey Jr.; her parents; two brothers, Clifford and Russell Fowler; and one sister, Frankie Henderson.
Pallbearers were Chris Hussey, Charles Hussey, Hunter Aycock, Darius Garrett, Nick Demoran, Keith Stewart; and Joe Fowler.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Hussey and David Monaghan.
Memorial donations may be made to the Word of Life Church Youth Ministry, 1984 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801; or Waycaster Ministries, P.O. Box 2115, Ridgeland, MS 39158.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Angela Johnson
ABERDEEN – Angela R. Johnson, 34, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church and an employee of United Furniture in Amory.
Services will be at noon today at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church. Pastor Danny Gladney will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Terrell D. and William L. Johnson; one daughter, Deasia R. Johnson; her father, Claude Johnson of Okolona, and her mother, Ada Bell Johnson; two brothers, Tyrone Johnson and LaQuinton Hampton of Okolona; and one sister, Amanda Johnson of Southaven.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Annie Ferguson
CALHOUN CITY – Annie Lynette Ferguson, 82, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. She was born May 24, 1930, in Calhoun County to Clarence Mathis Griffin and Dewey Mae Hathcock Griffin. She was a seamstress and a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Southern Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jason Brassfield and Bro. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Calhoun County.
Survivors include three sons, Cecil Ray Ferguson, Donald Laine Ferguson and Jo Anne, and Elvin Lee Ferguson and Gayla, all of Houston; seven grandchildren, Tammy Ferguson, Tonya Ferguson, Chance Rodgers, Jeffery Ferguson, Joey Ferguson, Lane Ferguson and Michael Ferguson; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Curtis Elvin Griffin of Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Myra Shields of Coffeeville and Aileen Dunham of Mobile, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Ferguson; her parents; brothers, Elon Griffin, James Griffin, Clifton Griffin, Curtis E. Griffin, Clarence Walker Griffin, Henry Lee Griffin and Marvin Griffin; and a sister, Christine Owings Camp.
Pallbearers are Jeff, Joey, Lane, Michael, Chase, J.T. and Josh Ferguson, and Jacob Haire.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Sunday.
Online condolences may be left at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

Hotrod Cook
BOONEVILLE – Hotrod William Cook died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the North Mississippi Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. He was the son of Michael and Hope Chittom Cook.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Jumpertown Church of Christ with Minister Terry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents; one sister, Halie Chittom; his grandparents, Donnie and Barbara Weaver, and Stanley and Darlene Chittom; and his great-grandmothers, Elizabeth Swindle and Ernestine Trimble.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Hannah Cook; and two brothers, Michael Cook and Ryan Cook.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time today at the church.
Charlie Mae Warren
TUPELO – Charlie Mae “Tut” Trimble Warren died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church with the Rev.Willie Matthew officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Leona (Shelton) Taplin of Clinton; two grandchildren, Sheltric T. Slaughter and Leandra Taplin; two great-grandchildren, Eboni Anderson and Matthew Slaughter; two sisters, Nancy (Allen) Barnes of Jackson and Laura Nell Trimble of Tupelo; three brothers, Charles (Johnnie)Trimble and Paul Trimble of Tupelo and Jimmie (Theartrice) Trimble of Milwaukee, Wis.; foster sister, Beatrice (Marvin) Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; and a host of nieces,nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Leona Allen Trimble; three brothers, Webster, Earnest Carl and James Edwards Trimble; two sisters, Claudine Trimble and Pauline Terrell.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Anne Edwards
AMORY – Anne Edwards, 70, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Golden Living Center. Born on June 11, 1942, in Memphis, she was a daughter of the late Eugene Victor and Amanda Jane Sullivan Trimm. She married Travis Danny Edwards on Oct. 25, 1996. A homemaker, she was an immaculate housekeeper. Having an eye for women’s fashion, she was a buyer for Corvette Department Store in St. Louis, Mo., and Woolco Department Store in Tucson, Ariz. After moving to Amory, she worked in the local garment industry for many years until forced to retire after a car wreck. She attended the Church of Christ. She enjoyed fashion, decorating, fishing, playing cards and country music.
She is survived by her husband, Travis Danny Edwards of Amory; sons, Thomas Parrent of Sikeston, Mo., and Sean Hefferman of Amory; sisters, Betty Jean Steagall of Amory, Barbara Mathis (Jerry) of Cordova, Tenn., Mary Bennett (Randall) and Bea Palazzolo of St. Louis, Mo., and Joan Reeves (Stan) of Amory; granddaughter, Jessica Hefferman of Amory; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmy, Robert Joe, Eugene Junior and Richard Trimm.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Anthony Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Reeves, Jamie Knight, Chris Pickle, Dustin Simmons and Josh Bennett.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Clyde Dyson
ABERDEEN – Clyde Dyson died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Westbrooks Funeral Home. Burial will be in Payne Chapel Cemetery.
The body will lie in repose at the funeral home one hour prior to service time.

Bobby Thompson Sr.
FULTON – Bobby Joe Thompson Sr., 76, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at his home in Dorsey. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.
Noah Lewis
BOONEVILLE – Noah Lewis died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

Danny Flake
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Danny Flake, 58, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.

Kenneth Blacklidge
RED BAY, Ala. – Kenneth Blacklidge died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Cypress Cove in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.

W.E. McCarley
VINA, Ala. – W.E. “Bud” McCarley, 85, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility in Baldwyn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.

Louis Swindle
GOLDEN – Louis A. Swindle, 71, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.

Daisy Wilder
PONTOTOC – Daisy Wilder, 92, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
Floyd H. Brown
IUKA – Floyd Huston Brown, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. A beloved husband, father and brother, he was born in 1935 in Cherokee, Ala., to Blanch and William Brown. He retired in 1989 after spending most of his working career with General Motors. He enjoyed living a peaceful life on the lake, boating and fishing, being outdoors, and gardening.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Eastport Baptist Church. Bro. Ron Norvell will officiate. Interment will follow in Eastport Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his five children, David Williams, Nancy Pollard, Jennifer Williams, Lavinia Jackson and Belinda Brown; two brothers, Ernie Brown and Michael Brown; six sisters, Pearl Yarber, Janette Maxwell, Joyce Sampson, Wanda Moxley, Debbie Brown and Sheree Kay; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Audrey Brown; a sister, Fern Holland; and a brother, Buddy Brown.
Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by phone at (800) 272-3900, or online at www.alz.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Bertha Crump
BALDWYN – Bertha M. Crump, 77, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born April 1, 1935, to William “Trill” Crump and Hattie L. Thomas Crump in Prentiss County. She was an active member of Ruben-Chapel C.M.E. Church, where she has served on the Steward Board, Trustee Board, Missionary Society, Sunday School teacher, secretary, treasurer and worked on the Kitchen Committee. She taught school at Wick-Anderson School in Booneville and Wheeler School in Prentiss County, from which she retired.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ruben-Chapel C.M.E Church in Baldwyn with the Rev. Henry Damons officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangement.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Roy, Thomas, Nathan and Harding Crump; four sisters, Mary Beene, Gennie Sorrell, Minnie Allen and Willie Crump.
Survivors include, four sisters, Dorothy Crump of Baldwyn, Helen Grizzard and Annie Gamble, both of Booneville, and Jean (Melville) of Clarksdale; one brother, Mancel (Virginia) Crump of Hamilton, Ind.; and a host nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.