Obituaries December 4, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Delores M. Saunders
TUPELO – Delores M. Saunders, 78, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Dec. 2, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a wonderful and caring mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She was of the Catholic faith.
Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport, Iowa, will be handling the funeral arrangements. Lee Memorial Funeral Home will be handling all local arrangements including a memorial service which will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in the Lee Memorial Chapel.
She was born on Dec. 24, 1933, in Davenport, Iowa, a daughter of Charles and Ethel (Glaudel) Bitterman.
Survivors include her children; son, Wallace (Mary) Quandt Jr. of Saltillo, and two daughters, Brenda (John) Kannady of Denver, Colo., and Cheryl (Cleve) Bramlett of Belden; a brother, David (Patricia) Bitterman of Davenport; sisters-in-law, Kittie (Jerry) Mooney of Houston, Texas, and Geraldine (Monty) Beckley and Judy Bitterman of Davenport, Iowa; her Grandchildren, Maurine (Jim) Dare, Monica Kannady, John (Katie) Kannady II, all of Denver, Colo., Wayne (Candice) Easterling of Marietta and Rachel Easterling of Belmont; great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Shaun and Naomi Kannady of Denver, Cory and Justin Lovelace of Belmont, and Chloe Easterling of Marietta.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Wallace Quandt Sr. and Weldon T. Saunders, and her brothers, Richard and Glenn Bitterman.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
For online condolences and guest registry, please visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Charlotte Loden
WINONA – Charlotte Sheffield Loden, 93, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Country Meadows Personal Care Home near Greenwood. She was born Oct. 13, 1919, in Itawamba County to Gilbert and Ark Martin Sheffield. She grew up in Itawamba County. She married William Landon Loden, who preceded her in death. She was a retired employee of the State of Mississippi and a member of First Baptist Church in Winona. Her family was very important to her and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing bridge.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dorsey Memorial Cemetery in Itawamba County, The Rev. Terry Walton will officiate. Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Loden (Linda) of Mountain Home, Ark., and Steve Loden (Joy) of Winona; one brother, Joe Sheffield of Fulton; eight grandchildren, Amy Mayhue (Rob), Will Loden (Leslee), Lisa Allen (Brad), Marcus Walker (Ashley), Lindsey Loden, Leslie Martin (Russell), Laurie Francis (Alan) and Lee Loden (Michele); 13 great-grandchildren, Braden, Trip, Truitt, Stokes, Ansley, Walker, Warren, Rusty, Mitchell, Sara, Kerri, West and Hannah; one great-great-grandchild, Isaac; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 388, Winona, MS 38967.
An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.ofhwinona.com.
Chad Starling
MANTACHIE – Chadwick Jones Starling , 38, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 21, 1973, to Truman and Nora Lee Grimes Starling. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Air Force. He was a construction worker and in retail sales before becoming disabled. He was an avid reader and enjoyed collecting swords and music.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Curtis Shelton officiating. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Angel Starling; his mother, Nora Lee Starling; one daughter, Savannah Starling; one step son, Dustin Hudgens, all of Mantachie; one stepdaughter, Megan Reed of Saltillo; one brother, Joe Starling (Jan) of Mantachie; one sister, Sondra Byrd (Chris) of Mooreville; and one grandchild, Jeremiah Mallette of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Truman Starling; a brother, Larry T. Starling; and two infant grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Cates, Josh Mallette, Michael Bunch, Jay Thompson, Brian Rushing, Justin Burlison and Nathan Christian
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 7 a. m. until service time Wednesday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
Online condolences may be expressed at mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
Ronnie Spight
TIPLERSVILLE – Ronnie L. Spight, 47, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 9, 1964, to Dionysus and Ruby Spight. He was a member of Ball Hill M.B. Church in Tiplersville. He graduated from Walnut High School and attended Northeast Community College. He loved to build and to work, and he always wore a smile. He was loved by all and will be truly missed.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family hour beginning at 6 p.m. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at noon Wednesday at Ball Hill Cemetery in Tiplersville with Bro. Matthew Myles officiating. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Jessica L. Spight, Nekedra R. Spight and JaQuayla Spight, all of Philadelphia; sisters, Diana (Jeff) Lane of Columbus, Ohio, Linda (Steve) Kemery of Hilliard, Ohio, Connie (Billy) Spight of Tiplersville and Teresa Carroll of Ripley; brothers, Dionysus Spight Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Sandy (Chandra) Spight of New Albany, Brian O’Neal Spight of Memphis and Michael and Donnie Spight of Tiplersville.

Peggy Harris
IUKA – Peggy Harris, 87, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Lance Foster officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Murrah (Roger Byrd) of Iuka and Jane Cohick (Randy) of State College, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Quay Poole of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Chris Murrah (Sondra), Tyler Cohick, Logan Harris, Bethany Harris, Jennifer Foster (Brian), Kristin Cohick and Kim Reed (Charlie); three great-grandchildren; a special son-in-law, David Murrah (Cyndi); a special daughter-in-law, Cherry Owen (Raymond); and her roommate, Peggy Walker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Maggie Moss, and C.J. Wakefield; her husband of 50 years, Clyne Harris; and a son, Greg Harris.
Pallbearers will be Frank Thomas, Eddie Thomas, Chris Murrah, Logan Harris, Roger Byrd and Ron Newborn. Honorary bearers will be Cotton Wade, David Murrah, Neal Harwell, Randy Cohick, Tyler Cohick, and the staff of Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Rueben Carl Stutts
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Rueben Carl Stutts, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was born April 11, 1930, to L.H. and Coy McGee Stutts in Booneville. After graduating from Booneville High School in 1948, he went on to further his education at Mississippi State University, graduating with a B.S. degree in 1952. He was a dedicated employee of South Central Bell Telephone Co. from 1952 until he retired as an accounting manager in 1994.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville. Interment to follow at Booneville City Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Brentwood, Tenn., was in charge of visitation in Brentwood.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathleen L. Stutts; and his sons, Gary W. Stutts (Ellie) of Herndon, Va., and John T. Stutts of Louisville, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Ralph McGee Stutts
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home.
Gene Roberts
PARAGOULD, Ark. – William Eugene “Gene” Roberts passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born Dec. 31, 1927, at Beech Grove to O.H. and Willie Roberts. An Army veteran, he was retired from Emerson Electric. He was a member at unity Baptist Church. He worshipped his family and loved to be outdoors.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Flavious Roberts and M.C. Roberts; and one grea- grandson, Drew Penny.
Survivors include his spouse, Mary Lou Roberts; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Misty Roberts, and Mark and Sheila Roberts; two daughters and sons-in-law, Louetta and Steve Penny and Phyllis and Darron House; two brothers, Kenneth and Dallas Roberts; two sisters, Ovean Finley and Mary Cochran; seven grandchildren, Nic and Doug Penny, Derek and Danual House, and Justin, Chelsey and Kyla Roberts; and four great-grandchildren, Ross, Kalyn, Aver and Will Penny.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Center Hill Chapel at Phillips Funeral Home with Kevin Murray and Tracy Archibald officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens.
The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and the great-grandchildren will be honorary pallbearers.
The family requests memoriasl be made to the Unity Baptist Church Building Fund or Sharum Cemetery or online at www.generobertsfamily.com.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.phillipsfuneral.org.

Wes Hall
AMORY – Albert Wesley Hall, 39, died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born Feb. 7, 1973, he was a son of David Hall Sr. and Reba Gail Peppers King. He grew up in Amory and attended Amory schools. He played football for Amory High School. He worked in construction as a roofer and he was a member of the Harvest Temple Church of God. A family man, he cherished the time spent with his two sons. He was avid Pittsburg Steelers fan.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Jeff Brooks and Bro. David Hall Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include his mother, Reba King (Larry) of Amory; his father, David Hall Sr. (Dee) of Pontotoc; two sons, Tommy Lucas Hall and Wesley Logan Hall, both of Amory; one sister, Kimberly Watson (Joe) of Stamping Ground, Ky.; two stepsisters, Sky Harmon of Pontotoc and Candace Spruill of Calhoun City; three brothers, David Hall Jr. (Glenda) of Pontotoc, Rocky Hall (Shanda) of Tupelo and Kenny Hall of Pontotoc; six stepbrothers, Will Harmon, Chris King, Joey King, Nicholas King, Andy Spruill and Thomas Spruill; his grandmothers, Margie Peppers of Hardy, Ark., and Helen Hall of Pontotoc; the mother of his children, Amanda Lowder of Amory; and nieces and nephews, Caleb and Laken Hall, and Collin Watson.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Arnie Wesley Peppers and John Hall; two aunts, Carolyn Johnson and Peggy Moffett; and one stepbrother, Leslie King.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Frances Tucker
JACINTO – Frances Willard Cooksey Tucker, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born April 5, 1938, to Levi and Nellie Carpenter Cooksey. She was a homemaker and a member of Hill Top Church of God.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Donald McCoy and Bro. Kenny Marcum officiating. Burial will be in Jacinto Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Rhonda (Jerry) Eaton of Kossuth and Donna (Larry) Wildmon of Marietta; one son, Gerald Tucker of Jacinto; one sister, Linda (Kenny) Marcum of Corinth; three brothers, L.Q. (Norma) Cooksey of Jacinto, John (Eula) Cooksey of Burton and Larry (Wanda) Cooksey of Ramer , Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Tim (Joanne) Eaton, Steven (Jessica) Eaton, Lucas (Angie) Eaton, Misty (Shane) Eaton, Michael (Brittnie) Wildmon, Jeffrey (Alison) Wildmon, Jeremy (Fonda) Tucker and Sarah Hall; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Clarence Tucker, on July 12, 2012; her parents; five sisters; and three brothers.
Pallbearers are her grandsons.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

John Gordon Jr.
OXFORD – John “Little Jr.” Gordon Jr., 77, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A native of Oxford, he was the son of John Gordon Sr. and Girtie Booker Gordon Boone. He was a retired sanitation worker for the City of Oxford. He was a member of East Providence M.B. Church, where he served in the choir and was past president, and chief usher on the usher board. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed cooking, fishing and animals, and he loved things to be organized and clean.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Providence M.B. Church. The Rev. Johnny Frost will officiate. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Gordon of Oxford; five daughters, Valerie Gordon, Pamela Gordon, Ameena Dennis, Tonjia (Fitzroy) Thompson and Twanna (Gery) Phillips, all of Oxford; two sons, Larry (Alma) Hilliard of Oxford and Kendric (Sandy) Gordon of Marshall, Mo.; three sisters, Gladys Boone of Milwaukee, Wis., Martha Boone and Gwen (Luster) King, both of Oxford; one brother, James Booker of Oxford; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at East Providence M.B. Church.

Mildred Davis
OXFORD – Mildred Bonds Davis, 96, died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. A graveside service will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford-University United Methodist Church Visitation & Homeward Bound Program, 424 South 10th St., Oxford, MS 38655.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Virginia Spain
BOONEVILLE – Virginia Ann Spain, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Longwood Community Living Center. She was born Aug. 2, 1927, to John Lowery and Annie Mildred Smith Spain. She was a member of East Booneville Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Rickey Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Osborne Creek Cemetery.
She is survived by one brother, John L. Spain Jr. of Jackson, Tenn.; one niece, Beverly Ann Gardner of Albuquerque, N.M.; and five nephews, Guy Spain of Booneville, Larry Strickland of Corinth, Cecil Ray Spain of Booneville, David Oakley Spain of Houston, Texas, and Billy MacMillan of Albuquerque, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Evelyn Strickland and Ruby MacMillan; and one brother, Cecil W. Spain.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Sabrina Anderson
MEMPHIS – Sabrina Kemp Anderson, 45, formerly of Walnut, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her parents’ home. She was born Aug. 6, 1967, in West Memphis, Ark. She was a homemaker.
There will be no service or visitation. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is assisting the family.
She is survived by her husband, Phil Anderson of Memphis; her parents, Jerry and Ruth Hill of Walnut; two daughters, Christina Lewis Bonds (Justin) of Walnut and Kaylee Grace Kemp of Arlington, Tenn.; one sister, Robin Hill Ragan (Chris) of Walnut; one brother, Jerry Hill Jr. (Christie)_ of Rome, Ga.; three nephews, Scott, Cody and Brandon Hill, all of Rome, Ga.; two nieces, Madelyn Grace Ragan of Walnut and Heather Cook (Brandon) of Rome, Ga.; and one great-niece, Brinkley Cook of Rome, Ga.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Izzie Green
BALDWYN – Isabel “Izzie” Mears Green 92, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 25, 1920, to Boyd and Nora Strickland Mears. She was a homemaker, a member of Grace Baptist Church and a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Neal Murphy and Bro. Toby Mears officiating. Burial will be in the Pratts Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Robert “Bob” Green of Baldwyn; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jerry Mears, Luther Mears, Carl Mears, Guy Mears, Earl Mears and Elbert “Monk” Mears; and sisters, Lizzie Felks and Maudine Felks.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home.

Mary Green
WATER VALLEY – Mary Elizabeth Cook Green, 93, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley.
Service will be at 3 p.m. today at Anchor Baptist Church in Oxford. Graveside service will follow in Anchor Baptist Church Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Anchor Baptist Church Building Fund, 176 CR 376, Water Valley, MS 38965.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Wojcik
BOONEVILLE – Dorothy Wojcik, 76, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
George Williams
BOONEVILLE – George Edgar Williams, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Springhill M.B. Church in Booneville. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lucy Self
POTTS CAMP – Lucy Virginia Self, 55, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ingomar Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Icy Byers
HOLLY SPRINGS – Icy Clarene Byers, 73, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evangel Gardens at Holly Springs.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Althea B. Stone
OXFORD – Althea May Brownville Stone, 89, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607-3000.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Charles Watkins
VERONA – Charles Watkins, 55, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary of Tupelo.

Alice McDaniel
CORINTH – Alice Ann McDaniel, 88, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Southern Magnolia Assisted Living in Iuka.
Services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Ruby Spencer
BOONEVILLE – Ruby Spencer died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Booneville.

Jackie Davis
BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. – Solom “Jackie” Zackary Davis, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.