Obituaries December 20, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Tommy Timmons
SALTILLO – Tommy Glenn Timmons, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, after a sudden illness. He was born in Lee County on Aug. 3, 1943, to Lawrence and Mildred Glenn Timmons. He owned and operated Timmons Woodworks. He retired with the rank of major from the Mississippi Army National Guard after 27 years, serving in the 1st Battalion/198th Armor and the 155th Separate Armored Brigade. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Cindy Timmons; his daughter, Leah Caitlin Timmons of the home; his brother-in-law, the Rev. Joey Goodwin (Diane) of the Carolina community; and his aunt, Ruth Hankins (Charles) of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Mildred Timmons; his grandparents, Bob and Lilly Timmons, and Jim and Elizabeth Glenn; and his in-laws, Ray and Janet Payne.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Rinaldi, Randy Wilson, Gerald Timmons, Billy Ellison, Ricky Bishop, Jamie Gunnells and Myron Kelley.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Quitman Loden
PLANTERSVILLE – Quitman H. Loden, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
Edward Walker
ABERDEEN – Edward Lashawn “Lil Froot” Walker, 36, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Aberdeen. He was a member of Baptist Grove M.B. Church and employed at United Furniture in Okolona.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Baptist Grove M.B. Church in Prairie. The Rev Chester McNairy will officiate. Burial will be in the Baptist Grove M.B. Church Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by two sons, Dequan Paine and Jaqavis Walker, both of Aberdeen; one daughter, Breshayla Tumblin of Aberdeen; his father, Edward Walker of Prairie; his mother, Debbie Walker of Aberdeen; one brother, Reginald Gillespie of Prairie; and three sisters, Latosha Lenoir of Prairie, Marlana Young of Tupelo and Uchenna Green of Southaven.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Natassia Walker.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Visit the online register book at www. bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Katie Todd
PONTOTOC – Katie Mae Forman Todd, 92, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was a member of Horton Memorial Baptist Church. She was retired from Irwin B. Schwabe Manufacturing and Ram Golf Manufacturing. She owned and operated Todd’s Grocery for many years. She enjoyed sewing, shopping and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sand Springs Church with the Rev. J.W. Owen and the Rev. Kevin Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in Sand Springs Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Zelda Montgomery (Tranny) of Pontotoc; two sons, Robert D. Todd (Thelma A.) of Pontotoc and Mitchell D. Todd (Candy) of West Olive, Mich.; two sisters, Margaret Tackitt (Clyde) of Randolph and Joyce Baines of Hayden, Ala.; three brothers, Frank Forman (Clivie) of Warrior, Ala., Earl Forman of Pontotoc and Lannie Forman (Marilyn) of Alabama; one sister-in-law, Louise Forman of Pontotoc; five grandchildren, Kim Curtis (Jan), Becky Tutor, Mitchell Todd (Karen), Warren Todd (Diane) and Beth Wray (Jason); and eight great-grandchildren, Emma Wray, Ben Wray, Leah Wray, Cameron Curtis, Chase Curtis, Noah Todd, Luke Tutor and Dalton Tutor.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Robert Neal Forman and Mary Etta Wise Forman; her husband, Ornie Mitchell Todd;j her granddaughter, Melissa Todd; and a brother, Johnny Forman.
Pallbearers will be Warren Todd, Mitchell Todd, Jason Wray, Junior Tackitt, Junior Forman and Bobby Forman. Honorary pallbearers will be Wimp Swords and Clyde “Buddy” Tackitt.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Euphus Dwight Ruth
BRUCE – Euphus Dwight Ruth, 84, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at home. He was born Sept. 22, 1928, in the Old Town community in Calhoun County. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bruce. He was a 1947 graduate of Bruce High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a former manager of the Boyt Cottonwood Ranch in Devers, Texas, a retired co-owner of Bruce Motor Supply and a retired director of BancorpSouth of Bruce. He was a former member of Bruce Lion’s Club, an active supporter of Bruce Schools athletics and a charter member of the David Murphree Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution. He loved the outdoors and was an avid quail hunter and crappie fisherman. He enjoyed life to the fullest and cherished time spent with his family, especially his wife, Mattye, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Dr. Daniel Hathorne will officiate. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mattye Collins Ruth of Bruce; one son, Euphus Dwight “Butch” Ruth Jr. of Greenville; one daughter, Deborah Ruth Cain; a son-in-law, Jerry Cain of Olive Branch; grandsons, Jeremy Cain (Ashley), Joshua Cain, Jordan Cain, Cody Ruth and Casey Ruth; great-grandchildren, Cayla Cain, Alora Cain and Owen Cain; two sisters, Mildred Ruth Moore of Marks and Nancy Ruth Turner of Memphis; one brother, B.C. Ruth (Clint) of Cleveland; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Flossie Ruth; brother, Dale Ruth; and sisters, Lorene Ruth Burris, Delphi Ruth Inman and Glennie Ruth Harrelson.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Cain, Jerry Cain, Jordan Cain, Joshua Cain, Brent Harrelson, Allen Jeffery, Casey Ruth and Cody Ruth. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Collins, Noel Collins, Scott Collins, Jimmy Hubbard, Rex Jarrett, Darrell Logan, Dr. Bruce Longest, Bob Peaks, Ricky Vaughn and members of the First Baptist Church of Bruce Men’s Adult Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

James Arnold
NETTLETON – James Oliver Arnold, 51, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was the son of Willie and Patricia Arnold. He was a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and an employee of Arnold Framing Company. He loved to work and loved sports.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Springhill M.B. Church in Nettleton. The Rev. Johnny Jointer will officiate. Burial will be in Mullens Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his parents, Willie and Patricia Arnold of Nettleton; one daughter, Lateria M. Arnold of Wren; and two sisters, Belinda (James) Fields of Brandon and Teresa (Milan) Word of Nettleton.
Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the church on Friday.
Bill Hawkins
BRUCE – William Franklin “Bill” Hawkins, 58, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at his home. He was born April 17, 1954, in Bruce. He was a 1971 graduate of Bruce High School. He was a construction worker, building water tanks, and a brick mason. He served in the National Guard for six years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Elder Ed Easley, Bro. Darrell Logan and Elder Rusty Wise will officiate. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include his father, Fred Hawkins of Bruce; two brothers, Sammy Joe (Janice) Hawkins of Bruce and Wade Hawkins of Hernando; two nephews, Allen Hawkins and Justin Hawkins; two nieces, Amy Bacon and Jina Gunter; and three great-nieces, Mattie Grace Hawkins, Sammie Beth Gunter and Jessie Marie Hawkins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Tiner Hawkins.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Coker, Bill Cook, Michael Cook, Ricky Gregory, Mike James, Steve James, Eddie Murphree and Ricky Murphree. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Brasher, Jimmy Chrestman, Ted Easley, David Embry, John David Embry, Henry Floyd and Billy Fred Murphree.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Irene Burns
MARIETTA – Ruby Irene Owens Burns, 89, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 18, 1923, to Square and Syble Stephens Owens. She was a housewife and a member of East Marietta Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Hall and Bro. Dewayne Morgan officiating. Burial will be in the Sumners Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Janette Taylor of Marietta; one son, Darrie (Margaret) Burns of Saltillo; two sisters, Pauline Reece and Margie Johnson, both of Booneville; four grandsons, Darrick, Darrell, Bill and Brian; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Eugene “Gene” Burns; her parents; six brothers; and a son-in-law, Charles Taylor.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Rosemary’s Home of Hope, c/o East Marietta Baptist Church, P.O. Box 148, Marietta, MS 38856.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

James M. Graham
BLUE MOUNTAIN – James M. Graham, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
James Boyd
CORINTH – James Boyd, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Paula Parker
BOLIVAR, Tenn. – Paula Robbins Parker died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Bolivar, Tenn., from injuries received in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Lenora Swanson
VERONA – Lenora Swanson died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Dorsey to Carrie and Roy Sergent. She worked for the Urology Group of Tupelo. She married Earlie D. Swanson on Dec. 17,1945. He preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul United Methodist Christian Life Center. The Rev. Gloria McKenny will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Nettleton. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from noon to service time Friday.

Robert Gardner
VERONA – Robert E. Gardner, 68, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. He was born Nov. 9, 1944, in Tupelo to Swain and Ruby Sheffield Gardner. He enjoyed going to yard sales and being with his friends and family.
A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Bro. Steve Shappley will officiate. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by brothers, Phillip Gardner (Lisa) of Hernando, Joey Gardner (Cecelia) of Olive Branch and Billy Gardner (Betty Ann) of Batesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kerry Gardner.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Herman Horne
IUKA – Herman J. Horne died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
James Marshall
IUKA – James Otto “B.J.” Marshall, 73, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka is assisting the family.

Sheila Dugard
HERNANDO – Sheila Dugard, 52, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holly Springs Funeral Home.

Horace Parker
MANTEE – Horace Mason Parker, 67, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the V.A. Nursing Home in Oxford. He was born March 18, 1945, in Mantee to U.S. Parker and Carine Tabitha Turman Parker. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Mantee with Bro. William Carpenter officiating. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his brother, Larry Parker (Marty) of Mantee; five nieces; and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William Bryon and J.C. Parker; and one sister, Esther Parker Wren.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.

Montez Hutchinson
TUPELO – Montez Hutchinson, 47, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He attended Ball State University and Mississippi Valley State University. He was a chef at the Tupelo Country Club.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Tupelo. Pastor Jeremiah Penro will officiate. Burial will be in Indianapolis, Ind. Byas Mortuary of Greenwood is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Hutchinson of Tupelo; his mother, Barbara Lockhart of Indianapolis; and one daughter, LaChandra Safford of Greenwood.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Friday at the church.

Elizabeth Woods
CHEROKEE, Ala. – Elizabeth A. Woods, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.