Obituaries December 21, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Dorothy Keeton
CALHOUN CITY – Dorothy Nelms Keeton, 79, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Calhoun Health Services. She was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Calhoun County. She was a retired seamstress for Kellwood, where she worked for 40 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Private family graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 20, at Spring Hill Cemetery at Slate Springs. Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Sonny Keeton (Shirley) of Bruce and Jamie Keeton (Becky) of Calhoun City; one sister, Ellen Marie Nelms of Calhoun City; two grandsons, Tommy Keeton of Calhoun City and Michael Keeton of South Korea; one granddaughter, Jennifer Weeks (Donnie) of Hernando; one great-grandchild, Gracie Weeks of Hernando.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Keeton Sr., and her parents, Hiram Nelms and Lela Hodge Nelms.

John Sides
POTTS CAMP – John Alvis Sides, 70, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be at Little Hope Cemetery at Falkner.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

L.B. King
OXFORD – L.B. King, 89, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at his residence in Oxford. He was a native of Lafayette County and a member of East Providence M.B. Church. He was a retired employee of Entex Gas Company. He loved working on cars, gardening, helping people and cooking breakfast.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Rev. Johnny Frost will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice King of Oxford; four daughters, Lynette (Larry) Simmons of Memphis, Vicki Wortham, Bonnie Shepherd and Linda Gipson, all of Oxford; two sons, Luster (Gwen) King and Darryl (Tiffany) King of Oxford; one brother, Charles Henry Buford of Memphis; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at East Providence M.B. Church.

Katrina Ruffin-Jones
OXFORD – Katrina “Sister” Ruffin-Jones, 64, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A native of Oxford, she was the daughter of Eslelle Stockard Ruffin and the late David T. Ruffin. She was a member of Philadelphia M.B. Church. She was a former employee of Baptist Hospital in Oxford. She loved to laugh, talk on the phone, watch “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Bonanza.” and people.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Dr. Alfred Hall II will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Virgle Jones of Oxford; her mother, Estelle Ruffin of Oxford; two daughters, Francine (Ira) Green of Oxford and Gerry Lynn (Redic) Smith of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Tyler Green of Oxford.

A.Q. Lemons
OXFORD – A.Q. Lemons, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Patrick Wilson Scholarship Fund, c/o Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 100 Overton School Road, Potts Camp, MS 38659.

Mary Saldivar
WAUCHULA, Fla. – Mary Katherine Saldivar, 60, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Hope Hospice in Sebring, Fla. She was born Aug. 10, 1950, in New Albany and had been a resident of Hardee County, Fla., for more than 40 years. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Sebring, Fla. She was employed at G. Pierce Wood Hospital as a supervisor and Human Service worker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Robarts Garden Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Bowling Green Cemetery. Robarts Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Chaundy of Sebring, Fla.; three sons, Ramon Romero III and Johnny Saldivar, both of Bowling Green, Fla., and Christopher Saldivar of Wauchula, Fla.; three brothers, Ricky Todd of Bartow, Fla., Johnny Todd of Bowling Green, Fla., and Wayne Todd; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Todd, and a sister, Carolyn Stinson.

Shelby Todd
HICKORY FLAT – Shelby Lynn Todd, 17, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holly Springs Funeral Home.

Melanie Campbell
MEMPHIS – Melanie Carol Campbell, 32, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, in Marshall County. She was born Dec. 17, 1978, in Memphis. She was a Baptist. She was employed at Family Physicians Group in Collierville, Tenn. She loved her cat, Gracie.
A memorial service will be at 6:30 pm. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Snow Lake Community Center. Another memorial service for family and friends in the Memphis area will be held in January. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Barbara Leonard Campbell of Memphis; her father, Alderman Jimmy Campbell of Memphis; one sister, Margaret Organ (Rufus); one nephew, Jacob Organ, and one niece, Makenzie Organ; a host of aunts, uncles and cousins; and “Uncle” Alan Waxman.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
To sign the online guest registry, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.

Mamie W. Drake
IUKA – Mamie W. Drake, 97, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.

Odessa Holoman
NETTLETON – Odessa Holoman, 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at her home. Born March 27, 1937, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of Armon and Maggie Mae Henton. She was a member of New Prospect M.B. Church and a graduate of MCTS in west Amory. She was a former employee of Beverly Health Care Center and she later retired from Beverly. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed reading, watching T.V. and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. George Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in New Prospect Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Sonja Henton of Nettleton; one brother, Armon Henton Jr. of Nettleton; three sisters, Berniece (John) Smith and Elsie Bynum, both of Nettleton, and Willie Ruth Tucker of Radcliff, Ky.; two grandchildren, Anthony Henton of Tupelo and Chelsea Henton of Nettleton; one great-granddaughter, Toni Henton of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmie C. Holoman; and one brother, L.Z. Henton.

Shirley Johnston
EUPORA – Shirley Whatley Johnston, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Sapa Cemetery. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Manley White
NEW ALBANY – Manley Duell “Whitey” White, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Life Pointe Village Assisted Living Community in Southaven. He was born in Marion County, Ala., on Feb. 16, 1928, William Jonah and Ida Bailey White. He was a 1948 graduate of Walnut Grove High School in Etowah County, Ala. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952. He was in the battle at Inchon during the Korean War, was wounded, and was presented the Purple Heart Medal Award. After leaving the military, he became an electrician with TVA, and later became a lineman, then a supervisor for the City of New Albany Electric Company, where he worked for about 40 years. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service with Rev. Wayne Gullett officiating. Burial will be Fellowship Cemetery in Tippah County.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Annie Eaton White; a foster son, Robert Mashburn (Kathy); two sons, Lt. Col. Steven D. White (Mich) of Alexandria, Va., and Lt. Col. William Christopher White of Torrance, Calif.; two daughters, Elizabeth Jennings (Jim) of Olive Branch and Pamela Jane White of Pine Lake, Ga.; and three grandchildren: Samuel and Rebekah Jennings, and Joseph Boone White.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Clara Dewberry, Maggie White and Jebbie Lou White; and three brothers, Millard, R.C. and Harold White.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dale Baker, Larry Chism, Devon Freeman, Charlie Hall, Charles Jeter and Hollis Rakestraw. Honorary pallbearers will be the American Legion Post 72.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In honor of Mr. White’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Navy flag during his visitation and funeral service.

Lynn Johnson
HOUSTON – William Lynn Johnson Sr., 77, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. He was born June 1, 193, in the Redland community in Pontotoc County to Horace Greely Johnson and Lena Williams Johnson. He was an electrician and owner of Johnson’s Electrical Service. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member, deacon and Sunday School teacher at Parkway Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parkway Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow at Williams Cemetery in Pontotoc.
Survivors include his son, William L. “Mike” Johnson Jr. and wife, Lori, of Booneville; his grandchildren, Kendra Johnson of Booneville and William Johnson III of Booneville; his sisters, Doris Williams of Houston and Laura Peden of Houlka; his sister-in-law, Lavern Johnson; his brothers, Roy Johnson of Houston, and Tom Johnson and wife, Faye, of Spring, Texas; nieces, Lisa Johnson, Carolyn Burrow, Dianne Chancellor, Linda Franks, Lea Meyers, Alice Wilson, Jeanie Smith and Karla Neal.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ray Johnson; a sister-in-law, Jo Johnson; and his brothers-in-law, Jimmy Peden and J.C. Williams.
Pallbearers are Walter Archer, Jimmy Smith, Wilbur Chancellor, Bruce Franks, James Meyers, Billy Pepper, Conway Nichols and Donnie Womack. Honorary pallbearers are the Men’s Sunday School Class and the Brotherhood.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Parkway Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 574, Houston, MS 38851.
Friends and family may leave a message at the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.

William Harmon
HAMILTON – William David Harmon, 61, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at his residence in Hamilton. He was born Nov. 25, 1949, to Sam Harmon and Mary Davis Harmon in West Point. He lived most of his life in Monroe County. He was a truck driver for Royster Transportation and a police officer in Aberdeen, West Point and Starkville. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Sharpshooter (Rifle) Medal.
Services will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Donny Davis officiating. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Paulette Free Thompson of Hamilton; one daughter, Kim Holley and husband, James, of Hamilton; two sisters, Sylvia Sikes and Sandra King, both of Hamilton; one brother, Ben Harmon of West Point; four grandchildren, Jessie Holley, Shannon Holley, Colby Holley and Justin Duett.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Stokes, Billy Sikes, Chad Sikes, James Holley, Brad Harmon and Brian Harmon.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today Tuesday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Myrtle Kitchens
BYHALIA – Myrtle Melissa Kitchens, 76, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Shiloh Cemetery Fund, 31 CR 429, Oxford, MS 38655.
To leave online condolences, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com

Joe Frank Norris
RIPLEY – Joe Frank Norris, 67, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at his residence in Ripley. He was born Aug. 13, 1943, to Luther Frank and Jeanette Smith Norris. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Norris was retired from American Biltrite.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joey Norris, Bro. Michael Baker and Bro. Carroll Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Ashland City Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa Nell McCullar Norris of Ripley; one daughter, Sherry Crawford (Timmie) of Falkner; one son, Bro. Joey Norris of Ripley; two sisters, Virginia Reneau and Eloise Shelton, both of Ripley; one brother, Bill Norris of Maryland; two grandchildren, Matthew Norris and Dougles Stewart.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Ward, Steven Reneau, Mark Huddleston, David Shelton, Bob Chumley, Jackie Childers, Mike Graves and Layton Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Leland Wells, Timmie Crawford, Stanley Huddleston, Matthew Norris, Douglas Stewart, and all formers workers at American Biltrite.
Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Hamm
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Ruth V. Prestage Hamm, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at ECM Hospital in Florence, Ala. She was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Itawamba County to Ed and Ila Prestage. She was a factory worker and a member of Concord Baptist Church in Russellville, Ala.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. James Thomas Thornton, Bro. Billy West and Bro. Eddie Williams officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery at Golden.
Survivors are one daughter, Linda Tummins (Paul) of Russellville, Ala.; two sons, Tommy Hamm (Dianne) and Donnie Hamm (April), all of Russellville, Ala.; daughter-in-law, Debbie Rogers of Tishomingo; one brother, Eddie Prestage of Belmont; five sisters, Dorothy Stepp and Gen Scott, both of Athens, Ala., Berldeen Orrick of Waukegan, Ill., Liz Nix of Russellville, Ala., and Barbara Kay of Belmont; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ottis Hamm; a son, Charles David Hamm; a great-granddaughter, Zoie Bethann Hamm; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Cory Hamm, Dale Frederick, Duane Bradford, Tommy Hamm, Michael Hamm and Matthew Fuller.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay and until service time on Wednesday.

Claver Blair
GRENADA – Claver J. Blair, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Carroll County to James Homer and Reba DuBard Blair. Mr. Blair was a retired air traffic controller with the Federal Aviation Administration having served there for 30 years. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church where he served as deacon and previously as music director for 46 years. He had also participated in several mission trips to Central America through the years. He had served on the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board of Directors and with the Mississippi Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Program. He was also past-president of the Grenada Chapter of NARFE and currently served on the board of directors of Poor House Water Association. Following his service to the FAA, he served on the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department for seven years and he was also a bailiff for the Carroll County Chancery Court.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Liberty Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Jane Wilson Blair; two daughters, Janet Bates (Daryl) of Burleson, Texas, and Paula Robbins (Doye) of Saltillo; one son, Gary A. Blair (Johanna) of Brookhaven; one sister, Doris Blair Fitts (Joel) of Lexington, Ky.; grandchildren, Randy Allen Bates, Jeanie Bates Robinson (Chase), Jonathan Alexander Blair, Ashley Blair Robbins, Jessica Rene Robbins and Rebecca Janeal Robbins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James A. Blair.
Pallbearers will be Barry DuBard, Preston Hays, Bob Mobley, C.D. Whitfield, Charles Ayers and Alvin Upchurch. Honorary pallbearers will be Sugar Mullins, Durwood Stanton, James Narmour, Gene Costilow and Earl Whittemore.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering or any other Mississippi Baptist causes.

Jenell Pardin
SALTILLO – Jenell “Nell” Pardin, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Homeplace Assisted Living in Saltillo after an extended illness. She was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Saltillo to Albert R. and Ella Becky Burks King. She retired after nearly 50 years as owner and operator of Jenell’s Beauty Shop. She had a gift for gardening and landscaping her yard. She had affection for all animals and loved caring for them, especially those with no home. She once fostered two baby squirrels she raised on bottles. She loved her family time and spent many days cooking desserts for the family. She also found time to be with her special friends. She was a member of Euclatubba Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include one son, Russell Pardin (Norma) of Saltillo; one grandson, Nathan Pardin (fiancée, Kristi Vickers) of Marion, Ark.; one grandaughter, Hannah Rhinewalt (Matt) of Ridgeland; one great-grandson, Ian Matthew Rhinewalt; special friends, Frances Barnes, Nellie Duffie, Opal Reynolds and Elizabeth Towery; and her personal sitter, Janice Tyes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jap Pardin; her parents; and brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Dot King.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

David Wallis
CORINTH – David Eugene Wallis, 62, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge.
Memorials can be made to the National Kidney Foundation at 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or www.kidney.org.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to leave condolences.

Joan Taylor
SHERMAN – Joan D. Taylor, 78, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at her residence after an extended illness. A Sherman native, she was born Dec. 21, 1931, to Walter Flaut and Bertha Shettles Dillard. She was a graduate of Sherman High School, a homemaker and business partner with her husband. Some things she enjoyed were quilting, reading and watching humingbirds. She especially loved to work in her flowers. She was known by family and friends for her genuine Southern hospitality. She was a member of Sherman Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Marty Roberts and Bro. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Morgan C. Taylor of Sherman; two daughters, Linda Rakestraw (Mike) of Tupelo and Mary Bell (Ronnie) of Tupelo; two sons, Everett Taylor (Peggy) of Sherman and Paul Taylor of Blue Springs; seven grandchildren, Suzanne Roberts (Rev. Marty) of Wheeler, Nia Brown (Brian) of Pontotoc, Chris Rakestraw (Kim) of Sherman, Jesse Rakestraw of Tupelo, Austin Taylor (Tara) of Tupelo, Will Taylor (Tori) of Fulton and Wesley Bell of Tupelo; six great-grandchildren, Liz, Lee, Emma Grace, Morgan, Colton and Madeleine.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Sherman Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sherman Baptist Church, P.O. Box 406, Sherman, MS 38869.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Donald Hutchens Sr.
CORINTH – Donald Wayne Hutchens Sr., 72, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at his home.
Services with military honors will be at noon Thursday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens at Frankstown/Baldwyn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to leave condolences.

Charles Evans
IUKA – Charles Evans died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.

Iris Pugh
PRATTVILLE, Ala. – Iris Mona Rogers Pugh, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Prattville Health & Rehabilitation.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Northside Baptist Church in Red Bay. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at Northside Baptist Church.

Louie Garrison
FULTON – Louie Nelson Garrison, 72, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the Decatur General Hospital in Decatur, Ala. He was an engineer for BellSouth, retiring after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Pioneers of America for 50 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and a loving husband and father.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Gary Formby and Dr. Ghary Akers officiating. Burial will be in the Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Betty Waddle Garrison; one daughter, Tina Garrison Kirby (Johnny) of Decatur, Ala.; one brother, Carl D. Garrison of Athens, Ala.; one sister, Ora Mae Rogers of Decatur, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Chip Prestage, Billy Joe South, John Rogers, Keith Bain, Jerome Bain and Brice Barnes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Craft and Jack Cornelius.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Chloie Y. Gibson
WEST POINT – Chloie Y. Gibson, 82, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
There will be no service or visitation. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Pauline Caldwell
BLUE SPRINGS – Erva Pauline Roberts Caldwell, 99, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. She was born June 11, 1911, in Bardwell, Texas, to Albert Roy and Ollie Bennett Roberts. She was retired from Irwin B. Schwabe and she was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service with Rev. Billy Foley, Rev. Bill Everett, Rev. Darrell Weathers and Rev. Dan Hazen officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, Luke Roberts of Pensacola, Fla.; a grandson, Jim Creighton of Chico, Texas; four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger William Caldwell; a daughter, Ann Winfrey Fitzgerald; and a sister, Helen Roberts.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

MRS. GLADYS CLAYTON
Pensacola, Fla.
Formerly of Tupelo
Graveside Services
11 a.m. Today
Tupelo Memorial Park
V: 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. today

Mary Lou Farris
MEMPHIS – Mary Lou Maxine Farris, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Signature Nursing Home in Memphis. She was born Aug. 28, 1924, to Earl and Eda Carter Graham. Mrs. Farris was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She worked at Sears for 28 years before becoming disabled.
Services will be at noon Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Warren officiating. Burial will be in Michie Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Dennis Farris of Olive Branch; one sister, Dorothy Cappleman of Falkner; one grandchild, Teressa Farris of Memphis; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Kerry Elliott, Billy Hugh Ayers, Santos Antunez and Larry Lancaster.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Penny
BOONEVILLE – James Bobby Penny, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born March 20, 1931, in Prentiss County to Boliver and Ethel Mayo Penny. He was a sewing machine mechanic at Prentiss Manufacturing and Blue Bell, and a mail room clerk at Hancock Fabrics. He was a master woodworker and duck carver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris Moore Penny; and a daughter, Jamie Penny Mickalowski (John) of Saltillo.

Nickey Gooch
BURTON – Nickey Dale Gooch, 44, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at his home after a long illness. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Church of God and a retired roofer. He was a game cock fighter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Bill Moore and Bro. Dale Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene Gooch of Burton; one son, Christopher Dale Gooch (Leslie) of Burton; one daughter, Kimberly Vaught (Charles) of Rienzi; his mother, Birtie Gooch of Booneville; one brother, six sisters; four granddaughters, Emily Gooch, Hailey Gooch, Chloe Williams and Sarah Vaught; one grandson, Christopher Gooch.
He was preceded in death by his father, W.T. Gooch; a brother, Randy Gooch; his father-in-law, Gene Bishop; and his grandmother-in-law, France Austin.
Pallbearers will be Chad Mitchell, Adam Basbomb, Heath Hall, Kevin Mills, Jermainah Harris and Chris Holland. Honorary pallbearers will be James Plaxico, Jerry Stone, Joey Wilson and Ron Inskeep.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.

Red Johnson
HAUGHTON, La. – Andrew Thomas “Red” Johnson, 53, son of Ruby Johnson Bridgeman of Okolona, died in Lincoln Parish, La., as the result of an automobile accident on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel.

Dr. Roger Smith
GREENVILLE, Ala. – Dr. Roger Harold Smith, 56, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 201, at his residence in Greenville, Ala., after an illness of almost a year. Dr. Smith was a Mississippi native and grew up and was educated in the public schools of Tupelo. At his death, he was a valuable beloved and entertaining member of the Greenville, Ala., community who has served many in need. Dr. Smith had practiced family medicine in Alabama for the last 20 years. Dr. Smith was a 1972 graduate of Tupelo High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (1979) from the University of Mississippi. He attained his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences of Osteopathic Medicine (1983), Kansas City, Mo. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Phil Russell officiating. Private graveside services will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
He is survived by his daughter, Leah Wilson (Daniel) of Jackson; his son, Brett Smith of Tupelo; a granddaughter, Kate Wilson of Jackson; one sister, Martha Lynn S. Tubb of Columbus, Ga.; two nephews, Yale Scott of League City, Texas, and Thor R. Scott of Atlanta, Ga.; and three great-nephews, Taylor Scott, Alyssa Scott and Brooke Scott of Atlanta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilburn Harold and Merle Rogers Smith.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Gideon Ministry, P.O. Box 2647, Tupelo, MS 38803; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.