Obituaries December 7, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jesse Johnson
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Jesse Donovan Johnson, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Hospice of the Golden Isles. He was born May 2, 1931, in Meridian to Floyd John Johnson and Sarah Gladys Smith Johnson. He served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Leyte (CV-32) during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. and master degrees in education. He was head basketball coach at Winona High School. He then became the head basketball and baseball coach at Starkville High School. He was principal of Overstreet Elementary School in Starkville. After leaving the public school system he became the first headmaster of Starkville Academy. He then became the director of extracurricular activities for the Mississippi Private School Association. In 1973, he moved to Brunswick, Ga., and became head basketball coach and later served as assistant principal at Brunswick High School. In 1977, he became the principal at Burroughs-Molette Elementary, where he guided the school to its designation as a 1986 National School of Excellence. Upon retiring from the Glynn County School System in 1989, he became the first pastor of Christian Renewal Church of St. Simons, where he served until his retirement in 2000. For the last several years, he has worked as a golf course starter for the Sea Island Company.
A memorial Celebration of Life Service will be at 3 p.m. today at Christian Renewal Church of St. Simons. His body has been donated to the Medical College of Georgia. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Haney Johnson; son, John Thomas Johnson and his wife, Adrian and their daughters, Liza and Mary Win of St. Simons Island, Ga.; daughter, Patti Garretson and her husband, Garry, of Forsyth, Ga., and their sons, Cal and his wife Holly and their daughter, Caroline, Pepper and his fiancée, Anne, and Charlie and Ben; son, Jim and his wife, Jennifer, and their daughters, Mary and Hanna, of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, Floyd John Johnson and his wife, Sheila, and a sister, Sarah Dodd, and her husband, Jimmy, all of Starkville; a host of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Renewal Church of St. Simons, 6530 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA; Care Net Pregnancy Center, 3548 Community Road, Brunswick, GA; 31525; or the Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.edomillerandsons.com.

Charles Williams
FULTON – Charles Ford Williams, 80, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1930, in Itawamba County to Forrest and Pealie Waddle Williams. He was a maintenance engineer for General Motors for 34 years. He was a member of Burntfields Baptist Church and an avid outdoorsman.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Robert Humphress officiating. Burial will be in Burntfields Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Williams; two sons, Charles Dewayne “Chuck” Williams (Carol) and Ricky Williams (Cheryl), both of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Chase and Cody Williams; three sisters, Rena Gray and Virginia Sheffield, both of Golden, and Alene Hubbard of Hernando; two brothers, Charlie Williams and Jim Williams, both of Fulton.
Pallbearers will be Mark Williams, Mike Steele, Chuck Steele and Rick Steele.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday.

Avanelle Evans
SALTILLO – Avanelle Mims Evans, 88, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. She was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Kilmichael to Rufus and Lela Bridges. She worked and raised five daughters, living mostly in Houston, Texas, and Greenville. She was employed by Greenville Mills. She was also an outstanding Avon representative, winning numerous awards. She was a faithful member of Greenville Bible Church in Greenville and, more recently, of Beech Springs Church in Saltillo. She was an avid listener of gospel music.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mortimer Funeral Home in Greenville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She is survived by four daughters and four sons-in-law, Barbara Yarber Davis of Saltillo, Ruby and Willie Harbison of Saltillo, Pat and William Nokes of Leland, Judy and Don Cheek of Atlanta, Ga., and Jim West of Hot Springs, Ark.; 13 grandchildren, Rhonda Menard of Dripping Springs, Texas, Terry West of Kansas City, Mo., Cathy Lutz of Canton, Pat Yarber of Southaven, Grant Yarber of Raleigh, N.C., Sherie Harrington of Saltillo, Mike Harbison of Guntown, Debbie Wahl of Greenville, Angie Anderson of Brandon, Kim Wilson of Olive Branch, Todd Nokes of Greenville, Jay Cheek of Decatur, Ga., and Erin Oden of Destin, Fla.; 29 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Beatrice Morgan of Florence, Thelma Robbins of New Hebron and Kermit Bridges of Flora.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.S. “Bill” Evans; a daughter, Jeanette West; and her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Ed Tharpe
BRUCE – Thomas Edwin “Ed” Tharpe, 73, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born Jan. 20, 1937, in Marvel, Ark. He was a former member of the Mississippi National Guard. He was a retired security guard and a member of the United Methodist Church in Coffeeville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Billy McCord officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Bobbye Harrison McCormick (Melvis) of Bruce and Sue Cannon (Billy) of Calhoun City; one brother, Clive Harris Tharpe (Dorothy) of Houlka; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Loring Tharpe and Lucy Idenia Self Tharpe; and two brothers, William Everette Tharpe and Cecil Carlton Tharpe.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Hardin, Chad Carpenter, Chris Moorhead, Tony Pearson, Bobby Blount, Ed Moorhead.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class at Coffeeville United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Betty Washington
SHANNON – Betty Washington, 55, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Harvey Miller
MABEN – Harvey Guy Miller, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born May 26, 1939, in Calhoun County. He was a retired sawyer and lumber saw filer. He was a member of Liberty Road Baptist Church. He served in the Army-Mississippi National Guard.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Burial will be in Banner Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Dianne Pilkington (Calvin) of Gulfport; two sons, Harvey Dean Miller (Patsy) of Pontotoc and Daniel Cletus Miller (Marie) of Banner; four sisters, Grace Martin of Banner, Elvis “Sis” Davis of Water Valley, Alice Hodge of Oxford and Susie McCain of Paris; two brothers, Charlie Miller of Maben and Bobby Miller of Mississippi; four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cletus Reid Miller and Betty Sims Miller, and two sisters, Billie Sims Miller and Ruth Innman.
Pallbearers will be Charles Tyler Hardin, Tracey Joe Hardin, Daniel Cletus Miller II, Scottie Reid Miller, David Brian Miller and Anthony Scott Gossett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Dorothy Palmer
RIENZI – Dorothy Johnson Palmer, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Oct. 21, 1925, in Rienzi to Wesley and Maudie Morgan Johnson. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and yard work.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Cecil Woodruff officiating and Elder Steve Leggett assisting. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Cary) Rinehart of Rienzi; two grandchildren, Tracy (Richard) Smith and Blake (April) Rinehart; five great-grandchildren, Josh Wheeler, Erin Wheeler, Kaitlin Rinehart, Madelyn Smith and Seth Floyd.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Presley Ray Palmer; one sister, Inez Mills; five brothers, Guy Johnson, Manuel Johnson, Dennis Johnson, Arlen Johnson and Herman Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Pete Perry, Rickey Perry, L.D. “Bud” Cox, J.W. Mills, Doug Johnson, Billy Johnson and George “Bill” Rinehart.
Visitation will be until noon today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church beginning at 1 p.m. today.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Bill Hudson
IUKA – Wilmer A. “Bill” Hudson, 98, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Pearl Tuders
IUKA – Pearl Tuders, 85, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Moore’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Patrick W. Fitzgibbon
Patrick W. Fitzgibbon, 73, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Pat was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Bedford, Ind., to George and Marguerite Fitzgibbon. He graduated from Bedford High School, serving as class president in 1955. Having received scholarships, he graduated from Purdue University in 1959 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He began his working career with Cincinnati Milling Machining Company in 1959 as an engineer. He was then employed with ACF Industries in Albuquerque, N.M., from 1961-1967 as a prime contractor for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, working with Dr. Edward Teller, known as the “Father of the H-Bomb.” In 1968 he went to work for Control Data Corporation in Omaha, Neb., as manager of manufacturing and engineering and production manager. In 1972 he joined Emerson Electric as vice president of manufacturing at the CAMCO Division in Chicago. Having been employed with Emerson Electric for six years, he moved to Tupelo in 1978 as vice president of manufacturing for Day-Brite Lighting. In 1984 he moved to Illinois to begin a new career with Duo-Fast Corporation as vice president of operations overseeing manufacturing facilities in Spain, Dominican Republican, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Czech Republic, Mississippi and Illinois. Family and friends jokingly asked him if he could not hold a steady job.
He traveled extensively throughout his career, not only on business, but also he enjoyed playing golf in several countries including his favorite trip to Scotland to play St. Andrews. He also enjoyed deep sea fishing, bone fishing and relaxing on the boat owned by Duo-Fast which traveled throughout the Florida Keys, Nassau and the Bahamas. He made several trips to Alaska fly fishing with friends and co-workers. During his retirement years, Pat also worked part time for Edwin Watts Golf in Destin, Fla., and the Natchez Trace Golf Club in Tupelo.
Pat is survived by his wife of 30 years, Shirley Mackey Fitzgibbon; son, Michael Fitzgibbon (Lori) of Hortonville, Wis.; son, Steve Fitzgibbon (Ellen) of Panama City, Fla.; daughter, Kami Ellis (Jason) of Saltillo; grandson, Joe Fitzgibbon of Madison, Wis.; granddaughters, Ashton, McKenna and Madison Ellis of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marguerite Fitzgibbon of Bedford, Ind.
Per Pat’s request, there will be no formal services. Holland Funeral Home will be in charge of cremation arrangements. A private memorial service will be observed by immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or United Cerebral Palsy of the Mid-South, 4189 Leroy Ave., Memphis, TN 38108; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Velma Steen
BRUCE – Velma Steen, 93, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bruce Chapel CME Church. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Calhoun City. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Linda Dunn
MOOREVILLE – Linda F. Dunn, 60, went home to her Heavenly Father Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Tupelo native, she was born April 13, 1950, to Clyde and Winona Timms Spencer. For 17 years she worked with V.F. Jeanswear where she drove as a team driver with her husband. She loved spending time with family and friends and caring for her dog, Petey. A hummingbird enthusiast, she enjoyed watching and feeding them. Prior to declining health, she enjoyed camping. She was a member of Eastern Star and Living Waters Community Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Jack Washington and Rev. Horace Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Eddie Dunn of Mooreville; her children, Belinda Capps (Ralph) of Mooreville, James Lyles (Julie) of Abbeville and Sasha Wood (Scott) of Mooreville; two stepchildren, Mike Dunn (Tammy) of Guntown and David Dunn of Tupelo; two sisters, Beth Mink of Mathiston and Charlotte Pettigo of Saltillo; two brothers, David Spencer of Auburn community and Raymond Spencer of Denham Springs, La.; 10 grandchildren, Courtney Haynes (Justin), Jordan Hinton, Maddi Capps, Addi Capps, all of Mooreville, Corey Lyles and Brooke Lyles, both of Abbeville, Michael Dunn, Kristen Dunn and Ben Dunn of Guntown, and David Dunn II of Plantersville; one great-grandchild, Abbi Haynes of Mooreville.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Sam Taylor, Steve Webb, Ken Frayser, Danny Lucius, Bill Jones and Rickey Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be the truck drivers with V.F. Jeanswear.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 7, 2010, at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Linda Currington
MANTACHIE – Linda Ann Currington, 50, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. She was born July 20, 1960, in Kenosha, Wis., to Henry Doyle and Ruth Ann Kaussman Currington. She worked in the janitorial department at Mueller Brass.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Riley officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Jeff Lowder of Mantachie; two daughters, Holly Pace of Peppertown and April Currington of Mantachie; two sons, Justin Lowder and Adam Currington of Mantachie; a brother, Stan Currington of Kenosha, Wis.; four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bobby Tutor Jr.
GOLDEN – Bobby Worne “Bo” Tutor Jr., 24, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1986, in New Albany. He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was employed by Big Bee Metal as a painter. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton with Bro. David Humbers and Bro. Ron Humbers officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Elinor Sweet (Scott) of Pontotoc; his father, Bobby W. Tutor Sr. (Nancy) of Golden; one daughter, Elinor Marie Tutor of Tremont; one son, Bryson Luke Tutor of Tremont; two sisters, Darlene Renfroe of Independence and Kim Palmer of Pontotoc; his grandmother, Mozelle Tutor of Pontotoc; three stepsisters, Charity Sweet, April Hughes and Shelby Hughes; four stepbrothers, Anthony Vick, Shawn Hildago, Stacy Sweet and Mac Sweet.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Allison, Adam Brown, Slate Pharr, Michael Pharr, Randy Letson and Jeff Brown.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

Jackie Sappington
PONTOTOC – Jackie Ray Sappington, 59, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the Pontotoc Hospital. He was a former truckdriver and an avid cattleman. He was a member of the West Heights Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Jernigan Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Jamie Owen Sappington; two daughters, Dawn Sappington and Kortney Sappington; three grandchildren, Alexandra Page, Alice Page and Colton Sappington; and his parents, Jack and Dot Sappington.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Chris Sappington; his grandparents, Carl and Gladys Sappington, and Johnny and Effie Staten; and his father-in-law, Myron Owen.
Pallbearers will be David Owen, Allen Dodd, Chad Mills, Brad Owen, Anthony Jones and Mike Sappington.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dickey Crew, Steve Russell, Rex White and Dr. Edwin R. Orr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Cleve Dennis Jr.
MICHIGAN CITY – Cleve Dennis Jr., 79, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 12, 1930, to Cleve Dennis Sr. and Mandy Lue Richardson in Saulsbury, Tenn.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Bethel M.B. Church in Saulsbury, Tenn. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery in Michigan City. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include seven children, Hollis Dennis and Angela Watkins of Michigan City, Martha Franklin and Vera Dennis of Memphis, Debra McKinnie of Grand Junction, Tenn., Peggy Joy of Whiteville, Tenn., and Roshell Thompson of Ashland; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Patrick W. Fitzgibbon
Patrick W. Fitzgibbon, 73, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Pat was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Bedford, Ind., to George and Marguerite Fitzgibbon. He graduated from Bedford High School, serving as class president in 1955. Having received scholarships, he graduated from Purdue University in 1959 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He began his working career with Cincinnati Milling Machining Company in 1959 as an engineer. He was then employed with ACF Industries in Albuquerque, N.M., from 1961-1967 as a prime contractor for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, working with Dr. Edward Teller, known as the “Father of the H-Bomb.” In 1968 he went to work for Control Data Corporation in Omaha, Neb., as manager of manufacturing and engineering and production manager. In 1972 he joined Emerson Electric as vice president of manufacturing at the CAMCO Division in Chicago. Having been employed with Emerson Electric for six years, he moved to Tupelo in 1978 as vice president of manufacturing for Day-Brite Lighting. In 1984 he moved to Illinois to begin a new career with Duo-Fast Corporation as vice president of operations overseeing manufacturing facilities in Spain, Dominican Republican, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Czech Republic, Mississippi and Illinois. Family and friends jokingly asked him if he could not hold a steady job.
He traveled extensively throughout his career, not only on business, but also he enjoyed playing golf in several countries including his favorite trip to Scotland to play St. Andrews. He also enjoyed deep sea fishing, bone fishing and relaxing on the boat owned by Duo-Fast which traveled throughout the Florida Keys, Nassau and the Bahamas. He made several trips to Alaska fly fishing with friends and co-workers. During his retirement years, Pat also worked part time for Edwin Watts Golf in Destin, Fla., and the Natchez Trace Golf Club in Tupelo.
Pat is survived by his wife of 30 years, Shirley Mackey Fitzgibbon; son, Michael Fitzgibbon (Lori) of Hortonville, Wis.; son, Steve Fitzgibbon (Ellen) of Panama City, Fla.; daughter, Kami Ellis (Jason) of Saltillo; grandson, Joe Fitzgibbon of Madison, Wis.; granddaughters, Ashton, McKenna and Madison Ellis of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marguerite Fitzgibbon of Bedford, Ind.
Per Pat’s request, there will be no formal services. Holland Funeral Home will be in charge of cremation arrangements. A private memorial service will be observed by immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or United Cerebral Palsy of the Mid-South, 4189 Leroy Ave., Memphis, TN 38108; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Zip Waldrop
PONTOTOC – Laderl “Zip” Waldrop, 79, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at the Graceland Nursing Home in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Carl Drewery
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Carl Drewery, formerly of Ripley, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia, Wash. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by a funeral home in Olympia, Wash.

Mary Wallace
BOONEVILLE – Mary Frances “Mawmaw” Wallace, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at her home. She was born Sept. 26, 1924, to Jim Nichols and Tessie Siggers Nichols McElroy. She worked for Blue Bell for 26 years, the Booneville Police Department for 30 years and the Booneville Street Department for eight years. She was a member of Eastern Star and a Baptist. She loved her flowers, family and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Russell W. Lormand, Bro. Joe Coggins, Sam Shouse and Bro. Shawn Meeks officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by her son, Jerry (Faye) Wallace of Booneville; one sister, Midred “Bill” Brasel of Booneville; five grandchildren, Sam Shouse of Birmingham, Ala., Tana (Greg) Owens of Mobile, Ala., Teresa (Kevin Allen) Shouse of Booneville, Jennifer (Damon) Bivins of Cabot, Ark., and Michelle (Shawn) Meeks of Prattville, Ala.; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Omer Wallace, in 1990; one daughter, Patsy Shouse; one son-in-law, Vernon Shouse; her parents; her stepfather, Walter McElroy; three brothers, Hilton Ray Nichols as an infant, Milton Clay “Bud” Nichols and John Nichols; and a stepbrother, Charlie McElroy.
Pallbearers are James Young, Garner Chaffin, Kevin Allen, Michael Rutherford, Jeremy Davis, Michael Ramey and Bill Stevenson.
Honorary pallbearers are past and present employees of the City of Booneville and law enforcement officials.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Linda Dunn
MOOREVILLE – Linda F. Dunn, 60, went home to her Heavenly Father Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Tupelo native, she was born April 13, 1950, to Clyde and Winona Timms Spencer. For 17 years she worked with V.F. Jeanswear where she drove as a team driver with her husband. She loved spending time with family and friends and caring for her dog, Petey. A hummingbird enthusiast, she enjoyed watching and feeding them. Prior to declining health, she enjoyed camping. She was a member of Eastern Star and Living Waters Community Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Jack Washington and Rev. Horace Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Eddie Dunn of Mooreville; her children, Belinda Capps (Ralph) of Mooreville, James Lyles (Julie) of Abbeville and Sasha Wood (Scott) of Mooreville; two stepchildren, Mike Dunn (Tammy) of Guntown and David Dunn of Tupelo; two sisters, Beth Mink of Mathiston and Charlotte Pettigo of Saltillo; two brothers, David Spencer of Auburn community and Raymond Spencer of Denham Springs, La.; 10 grandchildren, Courtney Haynes (Justin), Jordan Hinton, Maddi Capps, Addi Capps, all of Mooreville, Corey Lyles and Brooke Lyles, both of Abbeville, Michael Dunn, Kristen Dunn and Ben Dunn of Guntown, and David Dunn II of Plantersville; one great-grandchild, Abbi Haynes of Mooreville.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Sam Taylor, Steve Webb, Ken Frayser, Danny Lucius, Bill Jones and Rickey Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be the truck drivers with V.F. Jeanswear.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 7, 2010, at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

MRS. KATHLEEN WILLIAMS
Palmetto Community
11:00 a.m. Today
Jefferson Street Chapel
Palmetto Cemetery

MRS. SANDY TAYLOR BALTY
Tupelo
2:00 p.m. Today
Jefferson Street Chapel
Mantachie Cemetery

MRS. LINDA DUNN
Mooreville
11:00 a.m. Wednesday
Jefferson Street Chapel
Lee Memorial Park
Visitation: 4 – 8 p.m. Today

MRS. NELLIE DALE DYE
Brewer Community
2:00 p.m. Wednesday
Jefferson Street Chapel
Brewer Cemetery
Visitation: 11:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday

MRS. HELEN TURNER
Tupelo
Arrangements Incomplete

Johnella Young
TUPELO – Johnella Young died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at her home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Helen Turner
TUPELO – Helen Turner died Monday at the Green Houses at Traceway. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.