By NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – Samuel Wayne Waller, Jr., 67, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at his home.
Services are at 11 a.m. today at Clear Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Montana Missions, 2100 Lockey Avenue, Helena, MT 59601 or The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.
To sign an online guestbook, visit our website www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
TREMONT – Jacqueline “Jackie” Wright, 66, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was a retired over-the-road truck driver with her husband, David R. Wright. They drove together 48 states, Canada and New York. She loved going out West and collecting Southwestern memorabilia. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She always loved meeting people; she never met a stranger. She enjoyed traveling the United States with her husband and loved God’s beautiful land. But out of all of it, she loved talking about Jesus Christ and telling others about him and his wonderful grace. She always had a smile on her face. Even while suffering with cancer, she would brighten your day with a smile.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Itawamba Memorial Garden with Bro. Eulon Pruitt officiating. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, David R. Wright; three sons, Michael, Keith and Mark Wilburn; one step son, Chris Wright (Leslie); three grandchildren, Leah, Savannah and Tye Wilburn; two step grandchildren, Lily and Max Wright; two sisters, Paula Burrell (Dody) and Bonnie Gholston (Tommy).
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Marjorie Hoteling Bourell.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
SHANNON – Betty Vaughn died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Tupelo. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
AMORY – William Marion Owings, 85, died on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on July 14, 1926, in Nettleton, he was a son of William Newton and Abby Potter Owings. He attended Pine Grove School and graduated from Nettleton High School. He grew up farming with his family and was a self-employed electrician, carpenter and plumber. A God-fearing man who loved his church, he was a member of Amory Church of God of Prophecy. As an evangelist, he loved to preach the Gospel and minister to people. He was passionate about sharing God’s love with the Prison Ministry he and his wife did in Aberdeen and Okolona. He was the former treasurer of Pine Grove Cemetery. He enjoyed Gospel music and reflecting about days gone by with family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. James Austin and Bro. James Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cecile Langston Owings of Amory; nephews and nieces, Clark Hinson (Donna) of Eureka Springs, Ark., Linda Lively (John), Empire, Ala., Mike Todd (Charlotte) of Amory, James Todd (Lorett) of Amory, Larry Todd of Nettleton, Lynn Todd (Peggy) of Bigbee, Mary East of Evansville, Ind., Joan Edwards (Frank) of Memphis and Doris Shackleford of Amory.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Agnes Owings Hinson and Frances Geneva Owings Todd.
Pallbearers will be church members and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Don and Glenda Guido.
Memorials may be given to Pine Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Joe Chism, 50031 L amp& J Trail, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Hester Veynon Hilburn Bugg, 73, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born on Oct. 19, 1938.
She graduated from AAHS in 1957. She started teaching at Kossuth Headstart in 1967. She later became the center administrator over Corinth and Kendrick Headstart. Over the 44-year span of her career at MAPP, she touched the lives of thousands of children and made sure that each one of their needs were met. There are instances where she has touched the lives of several generations of a family. She retired from MAPP in July 2011. She also volunteered with the Girl Scouts of America and supported each one of her children and grandchildren in their sport activities. She loved her family and friends and her pride and joy was her pug, Apple Jack. She enjoyed traveling, eating breakfast with her breakfast club at Abe’s or wherever they would end up meeting, cooking, participating in “The Proverbs 31″ Sunday school class, going to gospel and bluegrass singings (her favorite Blue Grass group was “Breaking Grass”) and going to auctions. She collected recipe books, cookie jars and salt and pepper shakers. Her most recent enjoyment was being a Pink Lady at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She always got a joy out of helping others. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church. She touched the lives of many, many people in Alcorn County and she will be greatly missed.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church with Dr. Barbara Jones, Dr. Brenda Monk, the Rev. Trey Lambert and the Rev. Kenny McGill officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Paula V. Meeks and husband Tommy of Biggersville; sons, Ronnie G. Bugg of Mooreville, Michael L. Bugg and wife Susan of Corinth; six grandchildren, Kyle Bugg and wife Kristy, Shannon Bugg, Brooke V. Meeks, Michael Thomas Meeks, Hunter Mooney, Allie Mooney; one great-grandson, Maddox Cole Bugg; her twin brother, Chester Hilburn and wife Jo of Rienzi; sisters, Dr. Barbara Jones and husband Russell of Nesbit, Dr. Brenda Monk of Tallahassee, Fla.; aunt, Ollie Faye Hilburn Arnett of San Angelo, Texas; other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, John D. Bugg; her father, Willie Cleabert Hilburn and her mother, Avie Lois Hawley Hilburn.
Pallbearers will be Michael Wiginton, David Derrick, Tim Mitchell, Kyle Bugg, Kevin Jones, Ray Settlemiress, Wayne Honeycutt, Matthew Martindale, Josh Monk, Brandon Hilburn.
Honorary pallbearers will the MAPP Center administrators and The Proverb’s 31 Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home and Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m. until service time at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
BALDWYN – Marcus Antwan Martin, Jr., 17 died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
VERONA – Frances Mae Watkins, 74, died on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Community Hospice. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
BOONEVILLE – Thomas Hugh “Tommy” Davis, 56, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 6, 1955, to Ellis and Doris Davis. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of duty, where he served with the 101st Airborne. He was a deputy with the Prentiss County Sheriff Department for 11 years. He was a member of the Southern Cruisers. He loved his dog, Priscilla. He took pride in serving his country and his community.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ronnie Livingston, Bro. Greg Johnson and Bro. Ricky Peebles officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Williams Davis; one daughter, Anna Nichole Davis of the home; one son, Braxton Barnes of Booneville; his mother; one brother, Ernest (Jody) Davis of Booneville; his father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. (Clytee) Bridges; two sisters-in-law, Kathy (Alan) Tollison and Sherry Bridges and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; and one sister, Joyce Hatfield.
Pallbearers will be Randy Tolar, Derrick Pruitt, Grady Smith, David Berrios, Ray Ragan, Derrick Hester, Homer Stevens and Keith Lovell.
Honorary pallbearers are the employees of the Prentiss County Sheriff Department.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
BIG CREEK – Cordelia Ann Parker, 68, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at her residence. She was born in Torrance, Miss. and was a homemaker. She was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church. She was a babysitter for the children of Big Creek for years and was lovingly referred to as MaMa Dee.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pryor Funeral Home with burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Allen Parker of Big Creek, a son, Jessie (Amy) Parker of Big Creek, daughters, Donna Bess Langston of Niles, Ill., and Jessica (Casey) Ward of Lena, Miss.; a sister, Donna Liles of Grenada; four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie W. and ruth Adams VanHoozer and a sister, Beulah Chapman.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.
BALDWYN – Hubert Smithey, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 at the Sunshine Nursing Home in Myrtle after an extended illness. He was a retired supervisor at Layer Springs amp& Batteries and had worked in the screen graphic business. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Bro. Don Wilson and Dewayne Morgan officiating with burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Tim Smithey (Rain) of Baldwyn; grandchildren, Savanna Beth Smithey, Rusty Dewayne Smithey; one great-granddaughter, Autumn Clair Schlueter, step granddaughter, Tori Hall; a sister, Eula Mae Yarbrough of Baldwyn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Edith Smithey; sisters, Alma Bryan, Cleo Williams, Christine Hodges; brothers, Ernest Smithey, Travis Smithey, Audie Smithey and Dee Smithey.
Pall Bearers will be Steve Watson, Jerry Yarbrough, Tony Hodge, James Hodge, Greg Allred and Paul Smithey.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time at the church.
SALTILLO – Glatis “Bud” Holcomb, 73, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at his residence in Saltillo. He was born July 1, 1938, in Monroe County to James Pervy Holcomb and Annie Novella Rawles Holcomb. He resided in Saltillo for the past 21 years. He was a retired truck driver for Huntington Fabrics. He was an Army veteran.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Philip Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Northington/Heard Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Cox Holcomb of Saltillo; one daughter, Shannon Leigh Holland and husband J.J. of Dayton, Tenn.; one son, Gary Holcomb and wife Debra of Hoover, Ala.; one sister, Edna Holcomb of Greenwood Springs; one brother, Lloyd Elmer Holcomb of Layfette, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Stacey Taylor Holcomb, Cade Holcomb, and Chance, Ashley, Peyton, Michael, and Hailey Amanda Holland.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Gene Holcomb, Roger Holcomb, Larry Holcomb, Gary Holcomb, Stacey Holcomb and J.J. Holland. Honorary pallbearers are Jim, Wayne and Johnny Northington.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
TUPELO – Lorine Hill Ligon, 67, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born on Feb. 22, 1944 to Connie Hill and Willie B. Wallace Hill. She received her education from the Lee County schools. She was a former member of White Hill MBC and Pleasant Grove Chesterville, and was a member of the Inspirational Community Baptist Church. She was a former employee of North Mississippi Medical Center and a supervisor at Hickory Springs Manufacturing until failing health. She was the owner of the Lucille Gospel Video in Tupelo.
Service will be at 1 p.m. today at the Inspirational Community Church with Pastor Cordell Phillip officiating. Burial will be in the Porter’s Memorial Garden. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Willie Ligon, Sr. of Shannon, one daughter, Katrina Hatchett (Chris) of Tupelo; two step daughters, Beverly Ashby (Carl) of Shannon, Jasmine Jackson of Memphis; one son, Willie Ligon, Jr. (Niva) of Tupelo; two God sons, Derrick Bean of Tupelo, Kevin Hollis of Mooreville; two sisters, Josphine Walton of Tupelo and Jesse Hankins of Tupelo; two brothers, Charles Hill of Tupelo and Lonnie James of Tupelo; caregivers Bernice Price and Tracee Panell.
TUPELO – Marjorie Sue Hamm Bowie, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at the Franks House on the campus of Traceway Retirement Community after an extended illness. She was born in Prentiss County on Aug. 8, 1924, to Samuel Magus Hamm and Patti Lou Simmons Hamm. She graduated from Booneville High School and Mississippi State College for Women. Her career include positions with GMamp&O Railroad, and she was especially proud to be secretary to hospital administrators at Baptist Memorial in Memphis, Tenn. and Alexandria, La. She was instrumental in fundraising for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital as she served as secretary to the administrator. She was a faithful member of United Methodist Churches in her communities. She was very involved in Keenagers and Stuckenschneider Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church in Columbus, North MS Emmaus community and locally was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church. She volunteered at Trinity Nursing Home and will be remembered for her famous cheesecakes. Her favorite pastimes included bridge games and travel. She and her husband played bridge and enjoyed trips in different parts of the world with special friends. She was a much beloved wife and a doting aunt to her nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Glen Wiygul, the Rev. Claire Dobbs and the Rev. Rick Brooks officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday only. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the Hamm/Bowie family plot in the Booneville City Cemetery in Booneville. Holland-Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with all arrangements.
Survivors include her beloved and devoted husband, William Scott (Billy) Bowie; sister-in-law Ruby Bowie of Holly Springs; and special nieces and nephews, Patsy Gregory (Bob) of Okolona, Buddy Stubbs (Mary) of Tupelo, Carolyn Greene Herting (Dave) of Mandeville, La., Betty Burch (Manny) of Holly Springs and Vicky Griffith (Scott) of Hernando; she leaves many great-nieces and nephews, Trisha Gregory, Caroline Gregory, Susannah Gregory Whitehead (Woodson) all of New York, N.Y.; Erin Stubbs of Tupelo, Vandy Stubbs of West Point, Matthew Greene (Tara) and Michael Greene (Laura) of Madisonville, La., Jonathan Burch of Holly Springs, Jason (Ainsley) Burch of Southaven, Chris Griffith of Hernando, many great-great nieces and nephews and her special friends at the Franks Green House.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Irman Hamm Stubbs; and two brothers-in-law, General Van T. Stubbs, Sr. and A.J. Bowie.
Memorial donations may be made to Traceway/United Methodist Senior Services , 2800 W. Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 or Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
Mrs. Richie Ard
OXFORD – Mrs. Richie Turnipseed Ard, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at her residence. She was a retired secretary for the special agent in charge of the Little Rock Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She was born in Oxford and was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Thaxton.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Dr. David R. Ard and the Rev. Tommy Inmon officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. David R. Ard of Oxford; two daughters, Lori Ard Gardner of Oxford and Amanda Leigh Arman and her husband Jason of Oxford; one sister, Sue Eskridge Harral of Seabrook, Texas; and four grandchildren, Emily Gardner, Lizzie Gardner, Kayla Arman and Justin Arman.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit our www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
FULTON – Daniel Reese Senter, 88, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at The Meadows, in Fulton. A Fulton native and longtime resident of Itawamba and Lee Counties, he was born April 23, 1923, to Estel Guy and Lena Lee Graham Senter. He was the owner of Senter Transit Mix for approximately 50 years. After his retirement, he enjoyed buying and selling cars with Mid South Auto Sales. He was a 32 degree Mason and a member of the American Legion. He was a former president of the State Board of Public Contractors, served on the Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board and served as chairman of the board of the Mississippi State Park sand Recreation. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Verona. He enjoyed cooking, traveling and spending time with his family
Services with Masonic Rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Mike Brazeal officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his daughter, Teresa Senter of Tupelo; his sons, Danny Senter, Jr. (Pam) of Nettleton, Talmage Joel Senter (Marilyn) of Hot Springs, Ark., and Randy Senter (Renee) of Verona; one sister, Tula Clayton (Jerry) of Tupelo; one brother, Tryce Senter (Jeanette) of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Daniel Reese Senter III (Sonya), Sasha Senter, Bryan Senter, Brad Caldwell, Raine Turner; three great-grandchildren, Slaten, Emily and Rylee Kate.
He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Velma (Lyna) Senter who died in 2006; his brothers, E.G. Senter Jr. and Maj. Col. George Joel Senter; and his sister, Imogene Senter.
His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
AMORY – Tommy O’Neil Maxey, 65, died on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on May 30, 1946, in Amory, he was a son of Claudine Goodwin Maxey and Thomas H. Maxey. Full of life, he graduated from Hatley High School, class of 1964. He married Carolyn McCommon on April 1, 1966. After more than 30 years of service to his country, Tommy retired from the U.S. Army National Guard. Having worked several years in the shipping department at True Temper Sports, he retired in April 2010. While at True Temper, Tommy had served as president of True Temper Steelworkers Association. A member of First United Methodist Church, he served on the administrative board. Always smiling and laughing, he enjoyed fellowship with his friends, whether it be drinking coffee, eating, or reminiscing about the past. He had a passion for children, especially St. Jude, and for cars and trucks. He enjoyed stock car racing, golf and antique sales.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Coile and the Rev. Don McCain officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Claudine Maxey of Hatley; a sister, Brenda Adair (Doug) of Plantersville; sister-in-law, Sweetie Hill (Bob) of Becker; a caregiver who was like a sister, Judi Horne of Amory; nieces and nephew, Angela Fowler (Heath) of Auburn, Ala., Karen Barrett (Wes) of New Hope, John Hill (Tracy) of Hernando; great-nieces and nephews, John Wesley, Rachel, Luke, Adam and Lauren Barrett, and Jacob and Christian Hill; and numerous cousins and friends.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Maxey, to whom he was very devoted.
Pallbearers will be John Hill, Wes Barrett, John Maxey, Eric White, Jimmy Morgan, Larry Tartt, James Tate and Pete Patterson. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Wayne Harlow, Lynn Todd, John Wesley Barrett, Luke Barrett, Adam Barrett, Jacob Hill, Christian Hill, Eli White, Earl Bunch, Doug Dean, Dennis Coleman, Johnny Coleman and Sonny Capps.
Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; to First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 147, Amory, MS, 38821 or a charity of choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
HOUSTON – Miriam Lancaster Ruscio, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston, Miss. She was born June 24, 1921 in Chickasaw County to Bunah Reeves Lancaster and Margaret Wilson Lancaster. She was a graduate of Woodland High School and attended Hinds Jr. College. She was a retired clerk for the Red Ball Trucking Company and lived in Jackson, Miss. for over 60 years before returning home to Houston.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with the Rev. Wendell Lancaster and Marion Hewitt officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Woodland.
Survivors include one sister, Evelyn Chambers of New Orleans, La., and a large number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank Ruscio, three sisters, Jewell Jennings, Irma Small, and Eunice House, six brothers, Barksdale Lancaster, Metro Lancaster, Calvin Lancaster, Cris Lancaster, Owen Lancaster and B.R. Lancaster, Jr.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on our register book at www.houstonfuneralhome.com.
SALTILLO – Sarah Pauline Scruggs, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at her residence. A Lee County native and lifelong resident of Saltillo, she was born Feb. 7, 1921, to Bill and Myrtis Carr Barnes. She was a homemaker, but had also worked a number of years at Playcraft Manufacturing. She enjoyed sewing, working in her yard and spending time with family. She was a member of East Main Church of Christ. She was the widow of Tommy Scruggs, who also died on Christmas Day in 1974.
Private graveside services will be today at Beech Springs Cemetery with Minister Troy McNutt officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, James Scruggs (Martha) of Saltillo, Terry Scruggs (Penny) of Madison, Ala., and Kyle Scruggs of Saltillo; one sister, Billie Sue McCullough of Saltillo; three grandchildren, Jennifer Michelle Scruggs of Saltillo, Sarah Rosemary Bynum and Thomas Scruggs, both of Madison, Ala.; one great-granddaughter, Aubrie Rose Bynum; and a number of nieces and nephews; and her caregivers with Gentiva Hospice, Vangela, Stacy and Shannon.
Pallbearers will be her sons, James, Terry, and Kyle Scruggs; and Thomas Scruggs, Andy Barnes, and Allan Erwin.
Public visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com
WEST POINT – Maude Ester Moore, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home.
Services are at 12 noon on Wednesday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will be in Siloam M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Carter’s Mortuary Chapel.
PONTOTOC – Wayne Killebrew, 78, died Sunday, Dec, 25, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Toxish Baptist Church, a Mason, a Shriner, the Eastern Star, the Retired Teachers Association, the American Legion and the Gideons. He was a graduate of MSU, where he earned his specialist’s degree in education. He was a teacher at the Vo-Tech in Kemper County, where he was later the Director and served as the superintendent of Kemper County Schools for eight years. He was an Army veteran.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Hamilton and the Rev. Dan Robertson officiating; burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Sneed Killebrew of Pontotoc; his three daughters, Betsy Knight (Charles) of Fulton; Laurie Ustianowski (Robert) of Palatka, Fla. and Melinda Fuller (Robby) of Louisville; a brother, Bobby Eugene Killebrew of Forrest; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard Eugene Killebrew and Bessie Farrish Killebrew; his wife, Betty Jean Rackley Killebrew and a brother, Billy Joe Killebrew.
Pallbearers will the Masonic Lodge members.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.