Obituaries December 26, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Helen Ramage
TUPELO – Helen Frances Estes Ramage, 80, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at her residence in Tupelo after an extended illness. Helen was born in Lee County on July 20, l932, to James Oscar and Jessie Bell Adams Estes. She graduated from Nettleton High School and Draughon’s Business School in Memphis and later graduated from Tupelo Beauty School. She married Martis D. “Buddy” Ramage Sr. on Oct. 1, 1954, a union which lasted 56 years until his death. A longtime beautician, she later retired from Lee County School System.
Helen was a devoted wife, mother and a very special aunt. She enjoyed socializing, eating out and attending special functions with her husband, Buddy, and son, Marty, and friends, cooking and taking care of her rose gardens. An avid Ole Miss fan, she reveled in the outstanding careers of her late husband, Martis D. Ramage Sr., in his 44 years serving the public school children of Nettleton and Lee County and her son, Martis D. “Marty” Ramage Jr. in his distinguished career in banking with Renasant Bank. She was a longtime attendee of the First Christian Church in Tupelo. Helen is our Christmas Angel now and we rejoice in her victory!
All services celebrating her life are private at the request of the family. Expressions of condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net for the benefit of the family. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include her brother, Bobby Estes and his wife, Janie, of Tupelo; her nieces, Gyl Elaine Estes of Tupelo, Debbie Estes Wiggins and Linda Williams, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Angie Ramage and Beth Ramage Snider, both of Tupelo; nephews, Randy Ramage of Tupelo and Jimmy Ramage.; her extended Estes, Ramage, Westmoreland and Adams families; and her beloved caregivers, Sylvia Lipford, Amanda Benson, Mary Garrett, Stephanie Barnett, Brenda Barnes and the excellent staff of Hospice Advantage.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Oscar Estes; her husband, Martis D. “Buddy” Ramage Sr., on June 25, 2011; her only child, Martis D. “Marty” Ramage Jr., on Nov. 28, 2011; and her brother, James H. “Pete” Estes.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Advantage Patient Care Fund, 3166 W. Jackson St., Suite 2. Tupelo, MS 38801.

Richard Daniels
BLUE SPRINGS – Richard “PeRo” Daniels, 51, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 7, 1951, in Union County to Annie Miller Daniel and Murphy Daniel. He was a member of Red Hill M.B. Church. He loved working in his garden.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Red Hill M.B. Church in Blue Springs. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Annie Daniel of Blue Springs; two children, Tyson and Catisse Hadley of Chesterville; three stepchildren, Sonya Hadley of Tupelo, Kenya Hadley of Blue Springs and Will Hadley of Chesterville; three brothers, Steve (Phyllis) Daniel of Blue Springs, Rodney (Cynthia) Daniel of Tupelo and Darryl Sargent of Memphis; two sisters, Murphy Jean (Rev. Dennis) McCoy of Blue Springs and Renee (Patrick) Bell of Sherman; godsister, Kathy Coker of Tupelo; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a special niece, Sabreda Hubbard of the home; and other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jerry Davis
MANTACHIE – Jerry Lee Davis, 73, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 10, 1939, in Mantachie to M.E. and Retha Davis. He spent 22 years in Tampa, Fla., where he met his wife of 54 years. He and his family moved back to Mantachie in 1968 where they became established in the Mantachie community. He was a member of Lakeland Baptist Church. He was formerly employed by Pennsylvania Tire and Rubber Company and retired from Stone Container after 24 years of service. His joy was spending time with his wife, family and friends and working with flowers and gardening. He was a NASCAR fan and the owner of two Mustangs. He was a loving husband, father, PaPaw and uncle.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lakeland Baptist Church with Bro. C.D. Currie and Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Annette; his daughter, Debbie Sudduth (Mike) of Tupelo; his son, Jessie Davis (Teresa) of Mantachie; four grandchildren, James Sudduth (Crystal), Matt Sudduth (Alicia), Amanda Kirby and Jessica Davis; six great-grandchildren, Alex Allred, Lindsey Kirby, Mary Katherine Sudduth, Annabeth Sudduth, Harley Sudduth and Lila Sudduth; one sister, Jerline Hodges of Enid; an adopted brother, J.P. Davis of Tupelo; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Goodson and Jimmie Lee McConnell, both of Florida; a brother-in-law, C.W. “Buddy” Gibson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister-in-law, Brenda McConnell; four brothers-in-law, Charles Goodson, Donald Gordan, Dennis McConnell and Johnny Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Rod McFerrin, John McFerrin, Clint Oswalt, Rocky Lindsey, Michael Pearce and Jimmy “Mooch” Pearce.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and until service time Friday at Lakeland Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lakeland Baptist Church Life Center Fund.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Loraine Bolen
GULFPORT – Virginia Loraine Bolen, 90, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at her home in Gulfport. She was born Feb. 1, 1922, in Guntown to Dr. Wilbur and Martha Bishop Harville. She was a graduate of Verona High School and started her married life in the Palmetto community. She was a member of Chalk Bluff Baptist Church in Waco, Texas.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Calvin Warren officiating. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie Bolen of Whitney, Texas; two daughters, Kay Moore (John) of Gulfport and Libby Bishop (Bill) of Waco, Texas; four grandchildren, Karen Mitchell (Ricky) of Memphis, Tenn., Terri Wilkerson (Don) of Plano, Texas, Ronnie Pruitt of Aubrey, Texas, and Brandy Clingan (Matt) of Pontotoc; two great-grandchildren, Samatha Wilkerson and Jonathan Sayre, both of Plano, Texas; and one sister, Ethel Armstrong of Gatlin, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.T. Bolen; her parents; one daughter, Carolyn Bolen; three sisters; and three brothers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Wayne Ramey
TISHOMINGO – Wayne Ramey, 70, died Saturday, Dec., 22, 2012, at Tishomingo Manor in Iuka. He was a retired factory employee. He enjoyed playing and singing gospel music.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Johnny Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in the East Prentiss Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Ramey of Iuka; one daughter, Amanda Hutson (Tommy) of Guntown; one son, Greg Stacy of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren, Lacey Crabb, Jacob Ramey, Ben Stacy, Chrissy Hudson, Samantha Stacy, Jaiden Hutson and Trey Hutson; two great-grandchildren, Abby Hudson and Asher Crabb; one sister, Jeanette Barber of Iuka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Eveline Ramey; his first wife, Roberta Ramey; one daughter, Lisa Ramey; one son, Terry Ramey; and one grandaughter, Tori Ramey.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Goss, Jackie Pruitt, Tommy Harp, and Kirk, Kelly and Kaylon Dill.

James L. Short
IUKA – James L. Short, 82, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.

Carlton West
FULTON – Carlton West, 75, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Kathirine Foster
TUPELO – Kathirine Foster, 87, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

Dudley Colston
TUPELO – James Dudley Colston, 89, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel. Condolences may be e mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Lou Ella Keller
IUKA – Lou Ella Keller, 78, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.

Laura Ashby
TUPELO – Laura Frances Ashby, 82, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.

Lois Neaves
SALTILLO – Lois Neaves, 88, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Virginia Knight
PONTOTOC – Virginia Knight died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at her home in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Patricia Simmons
PONTOTOC – Patricia Ann Simmons, 71, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Mavis Morgan
BOONEVILLE – Mavis Morgan, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was active in the Joy Makers. She was retired from the Booneville Hospital where she worked as a payroll clerk. She enjoyed gardening.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
She is survived by one son, Billy (Crystal) Morgan of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Roechelle (Dan) Fortner of Tupelo and Matthew (Leigh) Morgan of Newnan, Ga.; and five great-grandchildren, Sarah Ryann, Finn, Mac, Cameron and William.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.M. “Pete” Morgan, in 1994; her parents; one sister; and seven brothers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 200 Office Park Drive, Suite 203, Birmingham, AL 35223.

Vera Rogers
CORINTH – Vera Arnold Rogers, 91, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Lone Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Thursday.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Alpha Brooks
RED BAY, Ala. – Alpha Dees Brooks, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Generations of Red Bay.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Billy Rutledge
TUPELO – Billy Q. Rutledge, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 20, 1933, in Union Community to Barm and Cuebell Benjamin Rutledge. A veteran, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Bovay Engineering for four years and retired from Bell South as a third level manager. He was the former owner and operator for four years of Quality Housing Mobile Homes. He also served on the Mobile Home Association for eight years. He helped set up the Toy Run at the Tupelo Children’s Mansion and was a member of North East Mississippi Water Board for 11 years. He loved to ride his Harley, do leather work and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Pinedale.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Bryan Collier officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Carolyn Ward Rutledge of Tupelo; one daughter, Susie Rutledge Sheffield of Fairview, Tenn.; two sons, Christopher Ward Rutledge of Saltillo and Billy Michael Rutledge of Corinth; one sister, Annette Smith (Larry) of Etta; one brother, the Rev. James Hughy Rutledge (Betty) of Amory; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Walter McKinley; two brothers, Barm Rutledge Jr. and the Rev. Wayne Rutledge.
Pallbearers will be Keith Baker, Chris McCarver, Andy Vancil, Phillip Townsend, Melvin Orr and Rodney Lindley.
Honorary pallbearers will be J.P. Garrett, Larry Smith, Dr. Jack Foster, Dr. Paul White, Dr. Ricky Parker, Dr. Kimberly Box, Dr. James Speck and Dr. J. Martin Lee.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801; www.cancer.org.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

John David Lowe
BALDWYN – John David Lowe, 69, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. He was born April 1, 1943, to the Rev. Dr. J.O. Lowe and Duree Lowe. He was a member of Mt. Nebo C.M.E. Church in Baldwyn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Nebo C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Johnathan Bass oficiating and the Rev. Wesley F. Lowe delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his special friend, Beatrice Burress; two sons, John David (Earnestine) Lowe and Micheal Grove; one daughter ,Vickie (Carrouther) Kevin; two stepsons, Clark (Terri) Burress and Scotty (Lynn) Burress; four sisters, Genorise Curry, Hala M. Peterson Sharon (Crandell) Davis and Cornelius (Kenneth) Williams; two brothers, the Rev. Wesley F. (Verda) Lowe and Joseph Lowe; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jeanette Elliott; three brothers, the Rev. James Lowe, the Rev. William Lowe and Jerome Lowe.
Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. today.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Annette McPherson
ECRU – Annette Thomas McPherson, 70, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at her home. She was born Feb. 14, 1942, in Bruce to Buster and Jettie Thomas. She was a graduate of Ellard High School. She was a longtime seamstress in the garment and furniture industries and a grocery store owner. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, fishing and computer puzzle games. She was a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Tutor officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Christian (Steve) of Endville and Carol Duffie of Shannon; one son, Eddie McPherson (Sharon) of Brewer; six grandchildren, Stefanie Johnson (Andrew), Brittney McPherson, Jimmy McPherson, Katie Christian, Dusty Duffie and Lakin Duffie; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruth Lyles and Erma Williams; two brothers, Herman Thomas and Leslie Thomas.
Pallbearers will be Dusty Duffie, Jimmy McPherson, Andrew Johnson, Weston Mounce, James Lyles and Eddie Christian. Honorary pallbearers will be Wally and Reba Huey, and Gary and Kathy Covington.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today. For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Pearlie Newsome
FULTON – Pearlie Jean Young Newsome, 66, died on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at her home in Fulton. She was born on Nov. 9, 1946, in Red Hill, the youngest of 12 children of Sam and Laura Young. She received her education from East High School, graduating in 1964. In 1975 she married Johnny L.Newsome. She was employed at Charm Step Shoe Factory in Fulton for 21 years. She then worked for Cooper Tire as a tire builder for 10 years until she became ill. As an active member of Pine Grove M.B. Church, she served on the usher board until she was no longer able due to her illness. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Johnny L.Newsome; one son, Johnny L.Newsome Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two daughters, Chandra Brookins (James) of Fort Worth,Texas, and Tisha Williams (Jerrold) of Memphis; grandchildren, Keasha Newsome, Johnny L.Newsome III, Tishandra Newsome, Jevonte Newsome, Boston Newsome, Diamond Jones, Dominique Bowden, Promise Newsome and De’mornae Newsome; and eight great-grandchildren, Mikiya, Michael, Myeesa, Johnny IV, Jyazia, Lamar, Lamariyanna and Saleah.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandchild, Jayanse Newsome.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Pine Grove M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will be in the church one hour prior to service time.
Rick Bell
TUPELO – Richard “Rick” Bell, 62, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness.
A life celebration service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. Thursday in the Gathering Room at First United Methodist Church. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Letyson Rogers
ATLANTA – Letyson Jabari Rogers, 32, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Atlanta, Ga. He was born Feb. 4, 1980, to Kay McPherson Rogers and Harvey Lee Rogers Jr. in Mississippi. He was a graduate of Alonzo A. Crim High School and the University of Kentucky. He was a coach. He enjoyed University of Georgia football and eating. He was loved by many.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion Troy M.B. Church with the Rev. Ronald Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Kay Rogers of Atlanta; his father, Harvey Lee Rogers of Tupelo; a sister, Tashika (Mesha) Rogers of Atlanta.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. A wake for family and friends will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today.
Benjamin James
OKOLONA – Benjamin James, 69, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home.

Lorette Overall
POTTS CAMP – Lorette Bagwell Overall, 65, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Little Rock, Ark. She was born Oct. 29, 1937, in Myrtle. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Potts Camp. She was a teacher and librarian.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Potts Camp with Bro. Paul Hicks, Bro. Jim Buchanan and Bro. Chuck Fowler officiating. Burial will be in the Potts Camp Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Edward L. Overall of Potts Camp; two daughters, Kim Rhea (Jeff) of Red Banks and Lee Anne Overall of Washington D.C.; four brothers, Thomas Bagwell and Joe Bagwell of Myrtle, Ricky Bagwell of New Albany and Gerald Bagwell of Ripley; three sisters, Mildred Tubbs of Memphis, Louise Smith of Oakland, Tenn., and Robbie Faye Wolfe of Corinth; and grandchildren, Amanda Rhea, Kelli Rhea and Jeffery Rhea.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Bagwell and Mary Coltharp Bagwell, and a son, Kelly Wilson.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church.

Max Lancaster
CORINTH – Max Wade Lancaster, 82, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at his home. Born on March 11, 1930, to Paul J. and Era Mattox Lancaster, he was a lifelong resident of Alcorn County. He married Peggy Johnsey on May 17, 1952. He served as a member of the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was a retired farmer and businessman. He ran a sawmill in Union County, and he was a producer of Bermuda grass, providing sprigging service throughout the Mid-South. He was well known as a musician who enjoyed playing the fiddle and using his talent to entertain the local nursing facility residents. He enjoyed raising cattle, the outdoors and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth. Doc Shelton and Raybon Richardson will officiate, and Trevor Williams will share the eulogy written by Jill Haley. Burial will be in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Peggy Johnsey Lancaster; one daughter, Jan Haley (Jeff) of Corinth; one son, Fred Lancaster (Aimee) of Corinth; grandchildren including Jill Haley and Michael Crumby of Winston-Salem, N.C., Jake Haley and Josh Haley of Corinth, and Tyler Brock of Corinth; and one brother, Garvin Lancaster (Clara Faye) of Corinth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Era Mattox Lancaster, and one brother, Howard Lancaster.
Pallbearers include Jake Haley, Josh Haley, Michael Crumby, Tyler Brock, Jimmy Crow and Trent Eaton. Honorary pallbearers include Price “Pud” Turner, Norman Searcy, Billy Eaton, Mike McClamroch, Grady Kuykendall and Ernest Jobe.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Katherine Shuler
PONTOTOC – Alice Katherine Shuler, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 28, 1932, to Flora Blansett Higginbotham and Jack Higginbotham of Houston. She worked all her life as a seamstress in the garment and furniture industries. She loved flowers, quilting, gospel music and her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Bennie Randolph officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include her best friend of 51 years, Ollie Vaughn; three sisters, Melba Higginbotham Bishop (Doug) of Tupelo, Eardeal Higginbotham Foster of Pontotoc and Maxine Higginbotham Winsett of Vardaman; three grandchildren, Stacie Shuler Whitten (Alan) of Blue Springs, Terri Shuler Sanders (Tracy) of Ecru and David Shuler (Rhonda) of Pontotoc; seven great-grandchildren, Glenda Carr Mixon (Joseph) of Pontotoc, Allicia Carr of Blue Springs, Tiffany Shuler, Brandon Shuler, Billy Sanders, Brianna Sanders and Nathan Sanders, all of Pontotoc, Gary Shuler and Lela Shuler of Cleveland, Tenn.; two special nieces, Vicki Griffin Ferguson (David) of Oxford and Michelle Vaughn Bryant (Mike) of Houlka; and great-great-grandchildren, Matt Mixon and Isabella Mixon of Pontotoc and Nathan Carr of Blue Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Nathan Shuler Jr.; her husband, Nathan Shuler; a daughter-in-law, Glenda Gregory Shuler; a sister, Ruby Higginbotham Long; and a stepson, Franklin Shuler.
Pallbearers will be David Ferguson, Billy Foster, Jerry Carr, Larry Young, Billy Tackett and Frankie Paepke. Doug Bishop will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Pontotoc Apostolic Church.
Lois Spencer
OKOLONA – Lois Ailene Spencer, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Chickasaw County, she was born March 13, 1930, in Chickasaw County to Zeke Reeves and Allie Mae Hood Reeves. She married George William Spencer on Dec. 22, 1951, and they shared 29 years of marriage until his death on Dec. 22, 1980. During her younger years, she enjoyed working in several capacities and in her later years she worked as a caregiver. Her hobbies included crossword puzzles, watching the Home and Garden channel, Animal Planet and the Cooking Network on television, and music. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was of the Baptist faith.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Steve Cohea officiating. A private burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday, all at the Okolona Chapel.
Survivors include one son, Garry William Spencer (special friend, Roseanne Doan) of Okolona; four daughters, Bettye Armstrong of Okolona, Debra Wilson of Houston, Brenda Goodson (special frien, Billy Perry) of Gore Springs and Tammy Dillard (Tim) of Furrs; one brother, Eugene Reeves (Margaret) of Wren; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; 16 siblings; one daughter, Sherry Darlene McKinney, and one son, Dennis Lloyd.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael Pettit, Bradley McKinney, Jason Spencer, Dennis Spencer, Chris Spencer, Shane Webster, C.J. Dillard, Will Dillard and Eric Wilson.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.