Obituaries December 27, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Lois Neaves
SALTILLO – Lois Wigginton Neaves, born July 8, 1924, to Marvin and Addie Pope Wigginton in Guntown, died Dec. 24, 2012, at the Baldwyn Nursing Home. She was married to Hoyle Neaves for 70 years. Together they owned and operated several small businesses in Saltillo. She was a faithful member of the Northeast Church of Christ in Tupelo. Lois was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who had boundless energy and was never too busy to help family, friends and all she could serve.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Fred Webb and Bro. Earl Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at the Saltillo Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Hoyle; daughter, Donna Hambrick (Judd); granddaughter, Paige Kelly (Tim); great-granddaughters, Mary Clair and Mimi Kelly; and great-grandson, Brock Kelly; two sisters, Lucille Bradley and Lola Davidson; two brothers, Billy Wigginton (Dale) and Jimmy Wigginton (Mary Jane); two sisters-in-law, Mary Bess Clark and Shirley Webb (Fred); two brothers-in-law, Clyde Neaves and Billy Neaves; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved stepmother, Plena Mott Wigginton; two brothers, Loyd Wigginton and Johnny Wigginton; and her sister, Judy Tutor.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Lonnie Neaves, Terry Wigginton, Randy Wigginton, Tim Wigginton, Kevin Tutor and family friend, David Baker.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.
Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Lois resided at the Baldwyn Nursing Home over the past two years, where she received tender and loving daily care by all staff members who genuinely treated her as family. Advantage Hospice stayed with her in her last few days, providing comfort to Lois and to all who loved her. Lois’ family thanks all of the above for making her so comfortable through the last few days of her life.

Amanda Autrey
SHANNON – Amanda Dale Lockler Autrey, 25, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Nov. 6, 1987, in Tupelo to Douglas Mitchell Lockler and Lorinda Pearce Lockler. She was a 2006 graduate of Shannon High School and enjoyed her job of making pottery at Midnite Pottery. She married Timothy Wade Autrey on July 6, 2007. She was a member of Oak Valley Christian Church, where she was a youth leader.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Danny Horton officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Friday. Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of five years, Timothy Wade Autrey of Shannon; her parents, Douglas and Lorinda Lockler of Shannon; her father-in –law and mother-in law, Terry and Tina Autrey of Baldwyn; two sisters, April Potts (Charles) of Mantachie and Libby Newcomb (Robbie) of Tupelo; sister-in-law, Cyndi Autrey of Tupelo; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Harley Grace Autrey, who died Dec. 21, 2008.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 2470, Jackson, MS 39213; or Oak Valley Christian Youth Group, 410 E. Main Street, Baldwyn, MS 38824.
Online condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Gene Carden
TUPELO – Lloyd Eugene “Gene” Carden, 68, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born June 15, 1944, in Rome, Ga., to James Osmond Carden and Myra Virginia Smith Carden. He married Ann Massey Carden on June 11, 1966, and they were married for 46 years. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome, Ga., and attended church at The Orchard in Tupelo, Mississippi.
He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master of science degree in industrial management. For more than 20 years, he worked as general manager at Hunter Douglas in Tupelo and retired in June 2012. He worked hard to keep his employees safe at work. He was especially proud of the VPP Award (Volunteer Protection Program) presented through OSHA in 2002. He served on the Tupelo Country Club Board and Women’s First of Tupelo and was also a member of Georgia Tech Alumni Club. He enjoyed sailing, travel and golf. He cared deeply for his family.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Massey Carden; two daughters, Jody Carden Lehman (Bobby) and Amy Carden (Will Smith); father, James Osmond Carden (Arlene); brothers, Gary Carden (Lynn) and Carlton Carden (Joy); sister, Neva Carden Clark (Jim); and three grandchildren, Paris Eden, Carden Alexander and Pierce Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Myra Virginia Smith Carden.
A private family celebration of life service will be held at The Orchard in Tupelo. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Charitable donations should be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Earlie Bell
VERONA – Earlie “Pludie” Bolden Clifton Bell, 106. died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was an active and longtime member of Chandler Temple CME Church, where she was involved in many activities. She was educated in Lee County public schools and received her teaching certificate from Mississippi Industrial College. She took continuing education courses at Rust College to obtain her B.A. degree when schools were integrated. She taught in the Lee County school system for over six decades and retired from Verona Junior High School in what would have been her seventh decade of service. She was the widow of Eldridge “Brother” Bell.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Chandler Temple CME Church in Verona. The Rev. Matthew Freeman will officiate. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a special nephew, Lonnie McWilliams; nephews, Alan and Eugene; nieces, Cheryl Wade and Lorraine Millier, all of Pennsylvania; a special first cousin, Dollie Lyles of Shannon; first cousins, Cora Baker and Birdie Seals of Detroit, Mich.; special friends, Effie “Miss E” Hodges and children, including Virginia “Ginna”; family friend, Steven Yelletz; and other cousins.
Viewing will be one hour prior to service time Friday.

Trey Godwin
BOONEVILLE – William Robert “Trey” Godwin III, 32, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Counce, Tenn., from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. He was born Jan. 17, 1980, in Florence, Ala. He was an Ole Miss graduate, a construction worker and a member of Church of the Crossroads in Corinth. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, deer hunting, motorcycles, Alabama football, NASCAR (especially Dale Earnhardt Jr.), and spending time with his nieces, nephews and other family members. He loved his dog, Aspen.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Church of the Crossroads in Corinth with Bro. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden, east of Booneville. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three brothers, Ronnie Martin of Counce, Tenn., Ryan Patterson (Teri) of Athens, Ala., and Trent Patterson (Krista) of Rogersville, Ala.; a sister, Whitney Martin of Booneville; his parents, Debi Martin of Booneville, and Bill and Paula Godwin of Gadsden, Ala.; and his grandmothers, Margie George of Booneville and Louise Yarbrough of Talladega, Ala.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Nathan Ashley Godwin; his grandparents, William Robert Godwin Sr., Ella Pippin, Jack George and A.C. Yarbrough.
Pallbearers are Trevor George, Greg George, David Godwin, Jesse Godwin, Chad Burress and Johnny George.
Honorary pallbearers are Barry Causey, Mike Ray, Jason Wilson and Chip Moore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908; LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174-1817; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Richard Daniel
BLUE SPRINGS – Richard “PeRo” Daniel, 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 noon today 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.
The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. today.

Micheal Moore
ABERDEEN – Micheal Anthony Moore, 52, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 22 ,1960, in Aberdeen to Steve Lenoir and Tennessee Moore. He affirmed his faith in Christ at an early age and joined St. Peter United Methodist Church where he was a choir member. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1978 and then attended Rust College. His recent employment was with Belle Elemetary School, where he will be missed by the staff and the children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Peter United Methodist Church. The eulogy will be given by the Rev. Chris Diggs. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his former wife and best friend, Ruby Moore; one daughter, Brandi Moore; and one grandson, Jalen Micheal Moore, all of Tupelo; a special aunt, Arvera Moore of Aberdeen; his grandmother, Willa Lenoir of Detroit ,Mich.; two sisters, Stephaine Lenoir-Henry of Memphis and Djuna Gillespie of Grand Rapids Mich.; and one brother, Dwayne Lenoir of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Sewell
HERNANDO – Mary Elizabeth Starnes Sewell, 75, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. She was a native of Fayette County, Tenn. She was a retired regional director for the West Tennessee Department of Tourism. She was a Christian involved in government and political activities for much of her life.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland, Tenn. Interment will be in Walls Cemetery at Braden, Tenn.
She is survived by three daughters, Janice Sewell (Joseph) of Memphis, Lycia Sewell Callahan and Donna Leird, both of Olive Branch; sister, Connie Sink (Jimmy) of Amory; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

William McCalister
PONTOTOC – William McCalister, 80, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of Pontotoc, he was the son of William Thomas McCalister and Mary Liza McCalister. He was a retired truck driver. He loved fishing, and playing spades and checkers.
Services will be at noon Friday at Holy Temple Holiness Church in Pontotoc. Elder George Hadley will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Lula Mae McCalister of Pontotoc; two daughters, Latasha McCalister of Pontotoc and Melinda McCalister of Tupelo; one son, William Earl McCalister of Tupelo; one sister, Bertha (Donnell) Wells of Verona; four brothers, Roy (Billie) Beckley, Bobby (Annie) Beckley and Robert (Maxcine) Beckley all of Pontotoc, and Charles (Ruby) Beckley of Shannon; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. today with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., both at the funeral home.

Pauline Pegues
OXFORD – Pauline H. Pegues, 85, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford.
Services will be at noon Friday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Association Building in Oxford. Burial will be in Philadelphia Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Inez Hill
BOONEVILLE – Inez Little Atkins Hill, 82, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was born May 14, 1930, to Annie and Walter Little. She was a member of East Booneville Baptist Church. She retired from Prentiss Manufacturing Company in 1992.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Keith Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Survivors are one daughter, Sheila Sanders of Booneville; one son, Donnie (Patricia) Atkins of Houston, Texas; one stepdaughter, Martha (Ronnie) Beasley of Booneville; one stepson, Randy (Pam) Hill of Rienzi; five grandsons, Jonathan and Bart Tittle, and Zachary, Blake and Jake Atkins; and three stepgrandchildren, Jeremy Lawson, Bridgett Beasley and Bryson Hill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harliss Hill; the father of her children, Bobby Atkins; her parents; one sister, Maurine Little; and one brother, Creston Little.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Tittle, Bart Tittle, Zachary Atkins, Blake Atkins, Mike Garvin and Randy Hill.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at McMillan Funeral Home.
Condolences can be made at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Carlton West
FULTON – Carlton R. West, 75, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. He was born on Sept. 4, 1937, to Andy and Maggie Taylor West in Itawamba County. He was retired from Mueller Copper Tubing. He loved gardening, fishing, his family and his dog, Blackie. He was baptized Methodist at an early age, but attended Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Bro. James Wilson, Bro. Derrick Jones, Bro. Billy West and Eugene Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Young West of Fulton; daughters, Vicki Jones (Perry) of Mantachie, Delois Turner (David) of Mantachie and Traci Ramirez (Octavio) of Fulton; sons, Randy West (Renee) of Fulton and Troy West (Teana) of Fulton; sisters, Alvanel Escalante of Tupelo, Ozel West of Mantachie, Shirley Smith and Ezel Crafton (Graham) of Kirkville; brothers, Herman West of Verona and Johnny West of Tupelo; grandchildren, Shane West, Derrick Jones, E.T. Turner. Jordan Jones, Tony Ramirez, Adam Ramirez, Tiffany Ramirez, Paige Clowers, Chasity Jones, Kayla Corbell, Kaitlyn West; 13 great-grandchildren; aunt, Annie Lou Russell; and brothers-in-law, Wayne Young (Lavelle) and Kenny Young (Sandy).
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Earnest West and Hurldon West and an infant brother.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, nephews and Otis George, with a host of honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Betty Jane Williams
DRY CREEK – Betty Jane Bartlett Williams, 70, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Tippah County to Roscoe Mayo Bartlett and Opha Lee Shackelford Bartlett. She was a longtime member of Mt. Hebron Methodist Church. She loved her church and her church family. She was an RN and retired from Northeast Community College after 40 years as an LPN instructor. She also taught the first class of Prentiss County EMTS, as well as being an instructor for First Responders. First Aid and CPR for various volunteer fire departments in Tippah and Prentiss County. She loved God, her family, nursing and all of God’s creations.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Rex Bullock, Bro. Teddy Cornelius and Bro. Jerry Jeter officiating. Burial will be in Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Harold Williams of Dry Creek; three daughters, Debbie Massey (Gregg), Tina Bryan (Michael) of Dry Creek and Cynthia Cissom (special friend, Lane Carroll) of Rienzi; eight grandchildren, Justin Robinson (Tabetha), Timothy Robinson (Stefani), Chase Bryan (Chelsea), Jordan Wheatley, Shelby Cissom (special friend, Logan Trull), Katie Bryan, Haley Jane Bryan and Olivia Massey; five great-grandchildren, Summer Blades, Bo Robinson, Jadyn Robinson, Destani Robinson and McKenzie Robinson; one sister, Susan Landers (Mike); and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister and infant child, Johnny Mayo Williams.
Pallbearers will be Red Barkley, Johnny G. Parks, Stevie Hatfield, Randy Hill, Doug Hargett, Hank Chapman and Lavaughn Bullock. Honorary pallbearers will be William Yates and Holland Jumper.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.

Johnny Simmons
WEST POINT – Johnny Smith Simmons, 64, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Jackson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William White
PONTOTOC – William Floyd White, 51, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Caruthersville, Mo., Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Henry Wright
HOUSTON – Henry Wright, 93, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Floy Dyer Nursing Home in Houston.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

Louella Keller
IUKA – Louella Keller, 78, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Interment will follow in Allsboro Methodist Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Evie Hall
NETTLETON – Evie Hall, 90, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

Timothy Shumpert
FULTON – Timothy Shumpert, 42, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

Lalla Ryan
BELMONT – Lalla Ryan, 81, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was born March 2, 1931, to Curtis Mancel Garrett and Annie Zell Wilson Garrett. She was a retired factory worker with many years of devoted service. She was a member of Liberty Church of Christ at Dennis. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Ron Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens at Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are one brother, James Donald Garrett (Kathrine), Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Lucille Sparks, Belmont; one uncle, Jim Wilson, Booneville; stepchildren, Danny Ryan, Ricky Ryan and Sheila Wilson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Kenneth Garrett, Tom Garrett and Roy C. “Buck” Garrett; and two sisters, Lessie Arene and Ruby Robinson.
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont and until service time on Friday.

Dean Buffington
RED BAY, Ala. – Dean Buffington, 44, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens in Fulton. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday.

James Mayhall
GOLDEN – James E. Mayhall, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Berry 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.

Brewer Henson
WEIR – Brewer Henson, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Weir.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at New Haven Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cheri Smith
BURNSVILLE – Cheri A. Stewart Davis Smith, 62, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery at Burnsville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

James Boyd
CORINTH – James Russell Boyd, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Church of the Crossroads. Burial will be in the National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Mark Baptist Church.

Melissa Nesmith
BYHALIA – Melissa Ann Nesmith, 41, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at her home in Byhalia.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Byhalia Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Velma Broughton
IUKA – Velma Lynn Broughton, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. She was an active and lifelong member of Iuka Baptist Church. She retired from State Farm, where she was employed as a secretary for many years. She enjoyed church activities, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Iuka Baptist Church. Bro. Gary Watkins will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Sammy Broughton (Cindy) of Elkmont, Ala.; one daughter, Glenda Jones (Emory) of Iuka; three grandchildren, Lynn Burns (Brandon) of Iuka, Tara Castile (Heath) of Iuka and Jo Broughton of Pell City, Ala.; and three great-grandchildren, Corey Burns, Caleb Castile and Cohen Castile.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Broughton; her father, George Hampton Pruitt; and her mother and stepfather, Adele and Sam Curtis.
Pallbearers include Tommy Nichols, David Nichols, Paul Nichols, Pete Walker, Larry Bonds and Bill Moore.
The body will lie in repose at the church from noon to service time today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church Television Ministry.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Katherine Foster
SHANNON – Katherine Smith Foster, 87, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born on June 25, 1925, in Chickasaw County to Edd and Fisher Smith. She attended school at Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point, where she graduated from high school. She married George Foster on Oct. 1,1946, and they were together until his death in 1984. She found Christ at an early age and was baptized at High Chapel CME Church in Shannon. Later she joined Johnson Chapel, where she was a devoted member until her death. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.
She is survived by her children, Gloria Jean Cheeks of Chicago, Ill., Vernola (Tom Henry) Lyles and Theodis (Jerlena) Foster of Shannon, Raeliasha Anderson of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Ozzie (Juanita) Smith of Cleveland, Ohio, George Larry (Lillian) Spragin of Shannon and Jesse Smith of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Smith of Grand Rapids, Betty Spragin of Cleveland, Ohio, and Annie Foster of Shannon; two brothers-in-law, Roberts (Luverta) Foster and Harry Foster of Shannon; a cousin, Kay Smith of Houston, Texas; and her grandchildren, Vanessa Sanders, Daven and Daniel Sanders, and DaKoda Ky’Mani Foster.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Marvin McWhorter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Virginia Knight
PONTOTOC – Virginia Knight, 84, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at her residence. She was born on Aug. 15, 1928, in Jonesboro, Mo. She married H.G. Knight on May 3, 1947 and they shared almost 66 years together raising a wonderful family. She was a Christian and a member of Green Valley Baptist Church, where she was loved by all. An avid quilter, she took care of and cooked for her family, especially her favorite recipe, chicken and dumplings.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel of Pontotoc. Bro. Floyd Lamb and Bro. Paul Sims will officiate. Graveside service will follow in Collums Cemetery in Calhoun County. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, H.G.; two daughters, Neita Dillard (Bobby) of Saltillo and Angelia Adams (Frank) of Starkville; one son, Pete Knight of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandchildren, Mallory Emison (Scott) of Tupelo and Kelly Gardner (Drew) of Shannon; three great-grandchildren, Reed and Miles Emison and Virginia Kate Gardner; and nine nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Lillie Mae Tyler.
Pallbearers will be Mike Stroup, Gary Campbell, Scott Emison, Drew Gardner, Ricky McGregor and Jackie Cruse. Honorary pallbearers will be L.D. Gillespie, Randy Ferguson, Herschel Ferguson and Larry Cox.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time at the Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Ann Simmons
PONTOTOC – Ann Harkness Simmons, 71, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo. She was born to D.E. and Rebecca Jane Davis Harkness on May 4, 1941, in the Cherry Creek community. She married Lynn Simmons on Aug. 30, 1957, and they enjoyed almost 55 years together before his death on Aug. 17, 2012. She was a Christian and a member of West Heights Baptist Church of Pontotoc. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her flowers.
A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Pontotoc with Bro. Roger Shock officiating. Graveside service will follow in the Ecru Cemetery. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her son, Terry Simmons (Annice); one grandson, Eric Simmons (Leah); two sisters, Schwanda Foster and Martha Tate (Billy), all of Pontotoc; two brothers, Lynn Harkness (Mary) of Ridgeland and Donnis Harkness (Sybil) of Pontotoc; and two sisters-in-law, Murl Foster of Ridgeland and June Harkness of Pontotoc.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother-in-law, Edward Foster; and three brothers, James Foster, Ross Harkness and Leighton Harkness.
Pallbearers will be Brian Harkness, Mike Foster, Dennis Foster, David Simmons, Chris Simmons and Ricky Simmons. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Williams, Ronnie Leggett and J.D. Griffin.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. to service time Friday at First United Methodist Church.

Dwight Barnett
DERMA – Dwight Barnett died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1956, in Vardaman to Milton and Martha Barnett. He was carpenter and electrician, and a member of the Thorn Church of God. He served in the National Guard for nine years.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. Dale Mooneyham and Bro. Greg Moss officiating.
Survivors include one son, Brandon Barnett and Kathryn of Eupora; one daughter, Leigh Ann Barnett of Woodland; two stepchildren, Keith Chadwick of Amite, La., and Tammy Partridge and Hubbard of Jackson; five grandchildren, Kason Grant Barnett, Jadyn Weaver, Cameron Kilgore, Dillon Ferguson and Anna Clair Cole; three sisters, Marty Parker and Larry of Mantee, Barbara Moore and Larry of Houston, and Brenda Russell and Buster of Derma; one brother Jimmy Lynn Barnett of Derma.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Barnett; his parents, Milton and Martha Barnett; two brothers, Kenneth Barnett and Robert Earl Barnett.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

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. today 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; 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 11 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Gene McKeown
BALDWYN – Gene McKeown, 64, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Marie Williams
BLUE SPRINGS – Marie Annette McKinney Williams, 47, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Joe Harris
WATER VALLEY – Joe Lee Harris, 42, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the City Auditorium in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Pine Grove East M.B. Church Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the auditorium.
Online condolences may be made at www.sevenoaksfuneralhome.com.

Rick Bell
TUPELO – Richard Edward “Rick” Bell, 62, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born on Sept. 20, 1950, in New Albany to Edward and Patricia Bell, who preceded him in death. He and his wife, Melinda, were partners for the past 15 years at the Corporate Group in the sale and service of health and life insurance. Before that, he was an owner of Bell Office Equipment in Tupelo. He received a bachelor of arts in business administration from the University of Mississippi in 1972, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tupelo, where he served for many years as an usher. He was a founding member of the Sigma Nu Charity Bowl and served on that organization’s board. He was also an active volunteer in the Tupelo High School Football Booster Club, where he served as secretary-treasurer, and coached Little League baseball. He was a member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association and was a passionate fan of the Ole Miss Rebels.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Jim Curtis and the Rev. Lynn Mote officiating. Visitation will from noon to 1:45 p.m. in the Gathering Room behind the sanctuary. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Melinda Ray Bell of Tupelo; daughter, Mary Claire Bell Martin (Benjamin) of Tupelo; twin sons, Christopher and Marcus Bell of Oxford; brother, John Bell (Joy) of Tupelo; and sister, Gerry Morris of Grenada.
The family requests memorials be sent either to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 854, Tupelo, MS 38802 or The Sigma Nu Charity Bowl, c/o Thomas House, Philanthropy Chairman, P.O. Box 8258, University, MS 38677.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Dudley Colston
TUPELO – Jessie Dudley Colston, 89, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Holly Springs to Jessie Colston and Delsie Gardner Colston. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart. He married Ruby Gaines in Florence, Ala., on Feb. 26, 1976. He worked for 32 years (1958 – 1988) as an engineer for Super Sagless Corp. He was non-denominational by faith and recited the 23rd Psalms every day.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ruby Colston; one son, Steve Colston of Jackson; stepson, john Michael Carter of Tupelo; stepdaughter, Linda Carter of Tupelo; sister-in-law, Olivia Colston of Holly Springs; grandchildren, Stephen Colston of Jackson, Lanny Carter and Caroline Carter, both of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clyde Colston; and daughter, Kay Colston Doyle.
A private family memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Virginia Nesbit
NEW ALBANY – Virginia Roberson Nesbit, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Union County to Shield Roberson and Pearlean Pegues Roberson. She was a member of Zion Chapel M.B. Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Zion Chapel M.B. Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Rev. Virgil (Betty) Nesbit, Hardin C. (Mary Ruth) Nesbit, Jessie Faye Mosley, Melvin Nesbit, Shelia H. Keys, Gary Nesbit, Phil (Tanya) Nesbit, Nina R. Foote, Sarah Pearl (Preston) Mosley and Mallie Nesbit, all of New Albany, Theodis Nesbit of Blue Mountain, Modess Nesbit of Memphis; stepdaughter, Min. Barbara (Aaron) Knox of Murfreesboro; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a special cousin, Ethelene Winston, on Dec. 25, 2012; her parents; her husband, Hardin Nesbit; a daughter, Camay K. Nesbit-Dillard; and a brother, Ivy Lee Edwards.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jimmy Vick
WALNUT – James G. “Jimmy” Vick, 81, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He was born on June 13, 1931, in Batesville to Adrian and Louise Joshlin Vick. He was employed with Tennessee Gas in Middleton, Tenn., for 35 years. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, treasurer for almost 30 years and a choir member. He was a gardener and loved to give away his vegetables, especially his tomatoes and hot peppers.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut with Bro. Lyndle Davis officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Walnut. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Karen Vick Brown (Jerome) of Walnut, Donna Vick Robertson of Nashville, Tenn., and Betsy Vick Winstead (Kevin) of Ripley; two sons, Steven Vick (Karyn) and Patrick B. Vick of Walnut; eight grandchildren, Kevin Vick, Lauren Brown Hughes (Josh), Rebecca Robertson, Matt Vick, Eve Meeks, Shaden Reesor, Brock Reesor, Cameron Winstead; four great-grandchildren, Milo Patrick Hughes, Emily Vick, Gage Vick and Skyler Vick; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and a special family member, Shane Meeks of Walnut.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Boyd Vick; his parents; and one brother, Billy Vick.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Harmony Baptist Church and friends of the family.
Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today at the church.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, c/o Louise Horton, 801 Hwy. 354, Walnut, MS 38683.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Paul Jamieson
FALKNER – Paul Wayne Jamieson, 76, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born April 2, 1936, in Ripley to John Randolph and Ora Courtney Jamieson. He and his father operated Jamieson Service Station in Falkner and then he was a truck driver for American Biltrite for more than 40 years. He was a member of Falkner Baptist Church and a 32nd degree Mason. He served in the Mississippi Army National Guard.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Falkner Baptist Church with Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in Falkner Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Harpole Jamieson of Falkner; his mother, Ora Courtney Jamieson; three daughters, Paula Estes (John), Kim Estes (Joe) and Lea Barkley (Johnny), all of Ripley; one sister, Joan Wright (Eddie) of Texarkana, Ark.; five grandchildren, Joe Estes Jr., Randa Estes Bennett (Kevin), Allan Estes (Leigh, Bryan Estes (Andrea) and John Estes Jr. (Katie); 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Marguerite Fortenberry; and a special friend, Petie Rutherford of Falkner.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Randolph Jamieson; one sister, Johnnye Childers; one brother-in-law, Bobby Childers; and one nephew, Roger Childers.
Pallbearers will be Allan Estes, Bryan Estes, John Estes Jr., Joe Estes Jr., Kevin Bennett, Ben Holcomb and Petie Rutherford.
Honorary pallbearers will be Reuben McBryde, Bobby Fay McBryde, Ron Garner and Homer Richardson.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today at the church.
Memorials may be made to Falkner Cemetery Fund, c/o Tommy LaBarreare, P.O. Box 117, Falkner, MS 38629 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Benjamin James Jr.
ABERDEEN – Benjamin James Jr., 69, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 22, 1943, to Leomia Sykes James and Benjamin James Sr. He received his education from the Monroe County Schools. He was a former employee of Futorian and PeopLoungers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hebron M.B. Church with the Rev. Sam Crawford officiating. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Renata Wilson of Aberdeen; four sons, Benjamin Earl James (Carla), Earvin James and Randy McNairy, all of Okolona, and Gary Wilson of Aberdeen; six sisters, Joan Baines of Fort Wayne, Ind., Irma Darden of Aberdeen, Teresa Ware (Willie) of Aberdeen, Gloria Fitch (James) of Illinois, Bessie James of Tupelo and Essie Smith (Patrick) of Atlanta; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter-in-law, Racheal Johnson.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary Barkley
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Mary Emma Barkley, 91, formerly of West Point, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Gainesville, Ga.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time today.

Perry Taylor
TUPELO – Perry James Taylor, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Alvin Bailey
NEW ALBANY – Clyde Alvin Bailey, 62, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New albany.