Obituaries Feb. 25, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Dr. John Pitner
FLORENCE, S.C. – Dr. John Bruce Pitner, 92, formerly of Tiplersville, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, in Florence, S.C. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Jessie Kimble
OKOLONA – Jessie Rea Lamb Kimble, 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at her home after a long illness. She was born April 4, 1919, in Lee County to Robert Bruce and Cordie Alred Lamb. She had lived in Okolona for the past 41 years. She was a retired seamstress and a Pentecostal.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Sammy Raper officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include six daughters, Ruby Rooker (friend, Robbie) of Fulton, Glenda Shaw, Geneva Parker and Doris Mask (Larry), all of Nettleton, Dot Kimble and Mary Helen Kiddy, both of Okolona; four sons, Jimmy Kimble (Carolyn), Sammy Kimble (Joann) and Fred Anderson (Etoy), all of Nettleton, and J.R. Anderson of Grenada; two sisters, Hellen Phillips and Lois Plunkett, both of Okolona; 29 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; four nieces, four nephews; and special friends, Frances Tackett and Johnnie Mae Gregory.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter; one sister, Jimmy Edwards; one brother, Robert Lamb; and three granddaughters, Gail Stokes, Donna Miller and Tammy Anderson.
Pallbearers will be Jason Duke, Anthony Johnson, Robbie Kilgo, Marvin Lamb, Vance Kimble and Timothy James Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Duke and Terry Sullivan.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Manasseh Nunnally Jr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Manasseh Nunnally Jr., 51, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beverly Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Kimball L. Mosley
TUPELO – Kimball L. Mosley, 44, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at his home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Verona.
Grady Hand
AMORY – Grady Lynn Hand, 51, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at his residence. Born April 11, 1958, in Shannon, he was the son of Grady and Mary Frances Hall Hand. An exceptional artist, he enjoyed painting murals. He was a member of the Central Missionary Baptist Church in Arcadia, Fla.
Visitation will be 10 until 11 a.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. There will be no service.
Survivors include his parents, Grady and Mary Frances Hand of Arcadia, Fla.; his companion, Harry Glotfelty of Amory; one daughter, Amy Lynn Hand of Alabama; and two brothers, Richard Dean Hand and Daniel Andrew Hand of Arcadia, Fla.

Corinne Harrison
FULTON – Nora Corinne Steele Harrison, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona. She was born June 13, 1923, in Itawamba County to Curtis Wesley and Melvirtie Webb Mattox. She married Willie W. Steele on April 8, 1942; he died in June 1973. In 1980 she married Buckley Harrison; he also preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Itawamba High School and the Itawamba Junior College practical nurse program. She worked many years as an LPN at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She worked with newborn babies in the nursery and neo-natal ICU. She was a faithful member of the Smithville Baptist Church and attended until her health prevented her from being active. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and nurse who will be missed by all who knew her.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Wes White officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Willie W. “Butch” Steele Jr. (Marciadeen) of Fulton, Keith W. Steele (Cathy) of Tupelo and Kevin K. Steele (Bonita) of Lafayette, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Paul McCann (Jamie) of Savannah, Ga., Laura Leigh Fowlkes and Lisa Johnson (Sonny) of Madison, Ala., Meisha Sparks (Bert) of Saltillo, Leah Wilson (Michael) of Brandon and Kory Steele of Fulton; six great-grandchildren, Emma Cate and BreAnne Sparks of Saltillo, Jacob Crump and Hayes Wilson of Brandon, and Joshua and Benjamin Johnson of Madison, Ala.; one sister, Hellen Wheeler (J.D.) of Fulton; one nephew, Jerry Wheeler of Fulton; two nieces, Sandra Adamson of Florida and Kim Mattox of Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; and one brother, Sanders W. Mattox.
Pallbearers will be Bert Sparks, Sonny Johnson, Jerry Wheeler, Willie York, Mitchell Wheeler, B.W. Ausborn and Jesse Davis.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Hospice, P.O. Box 333, Sherman, MS 38869; or Smithville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 52, Smithville, MS 38870.

William Gresham Jr.
INDIANOLA – William Walton “Bill” Gresham Jr. died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, in Indianola. A lifelong resident of Indianola, he was born Jan. 20, 1926, to William Walton and Georgia Duncan Gresham. He was a graduate of Indianola High School. He attended Millsaps College and Tulane University, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1948. He was an Eagle Scout. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a former member of the Naval Reserve and in 1950 transferred to the Mississippi National Guard. He became a second lieutenant in the 31st Infantry “Dixie” Division. In 1951 he was called to active during the Korean conflict. He retired as a Brigadier General from the National Guard and in 1980 the Mississippi Army National Guard promoted him to Major General.
He was past president of Gresham Petroleum Company and Gresham Service Stations. He was a past board member of Double Quick Inc. and Delta Terminal Inc. He was a past president of Delta Council, Indianola Chamber of Commerce, Mississippi Petroleum Marketers Association and Mississippi Propane Gas Association. He was a past board member of the National Propane Gas Association and Petroleum Marketers of America Association, both in Washington D.C.
He was chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council; past board member of the Trustees of Mississippi College; past member of the Mississippi Ethics Commission; past president of the Indianola Rotary Club; and past president of the Indianola Country Club. He was a chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission; founding member of the Delta Wildlife Association; past director of the Ole Miss Alumni Association; past board member of the University of Mississippi Foundation; and lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW. He was a member of the University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame; a member of the Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America; and executive board member and past president of the 31st Infantry “Dixie” Division Society. He was named Citizen of the Year by the Indianola Chamber of Commerce in 1998. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Indianola, where he served as deacon.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Indianola. Burial will follow at the Indianola City Cemetery. Boone Funeral Home of Indianola is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ann Hopkins Gresham; four children, Walton (Laura) of Indianola, Gayle Henry (Michael) of Natchez, Susan Kay (Bob) of Austin, Texas, and Tom (Louise) of Indianola; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a sister, Georgia Ann Gresham McPherson; a nephew, Bill McPherson (Draughon); three nieces, Janet Webb, Kathy Gibson (Nelson) and Duncan MacNealy (Bradly).
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 366, Indianola, MS; or Indianola Academy, P.O. Box 967, Indianola, MS; or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Dr. Frank Leggett
NEW ALBANY – Dr. Frank LaRoy Leggett, 83, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland after a long illness. A family physician in Bassfield for 44 years, he lived in Oxford after his retirement before moving to Trace Pointe Assisted Living Community in Clinton in 2009. He was born Nov. 6, 1926, to Clarence Wesley and Bessie Chandler Leggett of Brookhaven and grew up on the family farm. He attended New Site High School before entering the U.S. Navy, where he served as an operating room corpsman in Norfolk, Va., during World War II. After his discharge, he attended Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, Baylor University and the University of Mississippi Medical School. He completed his M.D. at Baylor University Medical School.
He remained in Bassfield from 1956 to 2000, serving as an alderman from 1967-2000, including several terms as the Mayor Pro Tempore. He served three terms as the Jefferson Davis County Coroner. He was the chief of staff at the Jefferson Davis County Hospital for many years. He was a Sunday School teacher and chairman of deacons at Bassfield Baptist Church. Upon his retirement, the local library was named in his honor. He retired to Oxford, where he was active in College Hill Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and as chairman of the missions committee. He made numerous mission trips to Central and South America, and Eastern Europe.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Oxford. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. March 6 at Bassfield High School. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his brothers, Ray Leggett of Columbia, Jay Leggett of Orlando, Fla., David Leggett of Haughton, La., and Johnny Leggett of Sevierville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Woodrow, Chandler and Robert Leggett; and a sister, Evelyn Davis
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Oxford.
Memorial donations may be made to the College Hill Presbyterian Church.

Mattie Kirk
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Mattie Evans Kirk, 86, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Mercy-West Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Potts Camp. She was a secretary and was retired from the State of Tennessee. She was a sergeant in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. She was a 50-year member of Mizpah Chapter 62, Order of the Eastern Star in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cornersville Cemetery at Potts Camp.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Kirk and Barry Kirk; one daughter, Deborah Kirk Will; one brother, Frank Evans; her grandchildren, Casey Kirk, Patrick Kirk, Wesley Porter, Amanda Kirk Michael and Samantha Kirk; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon Michael and Luke Spath.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack J. Kirk, and her parents, Alexander Evans and Maude Garrett.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Doris Smitherman
PONTOTOC – Doris Marie “Dot” Smitherman, 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at her home in the Harmony community. She was born Nov. 21, 1930, in Lee County to Nola and Charlie Van Buskirk. She worked in a shirt factory, she was a homemaker for many years, and then she worked at the Pontotoc Nutrition Center. She loved to piece quilts, quilt, play cards, and spend time with her family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Herndon and Bro. Stark Aldridge officiating. There will be no graveside service.
Survivors include Ryan Thompson, who was loved more than a grandson, and his two children, Landen and Lexie Thompson, all of Pontotoc; two sisters, Ann Bently and Syble Roper of Saltillo; several nieces and nephews; and her caregivers, Charlie W. and Joyce Swords, and Janice Clayton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Lloyd Baldwin; her second husband, James Smitherman; three sisters, Mary Duke, Iva Dye and Mildred Davenport; and one brother, J.C. Van Buskirk.
Pallbearers will be Charlie W. Swords, Josh Swords, Tracy Clayton, Joey Cruse, Terry Bently and Dayton Bently.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.
William C. Putt
SALTILLO – William Cleveland Putt, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at the Sunshine Rest Home in Pontotoc after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Saltillo, he was born Nov. 17, 1921, to Elmore and Mary Archibald Putt. He was retired from the City of Tupelo Maintenance Shop. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Mayfield Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing and singing country music.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Jerry Grammer and Bro. Don Fox officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, William P. Putt (Lynn) of Guntown and Richard J. “Rick” Putt (Mary) of Saltillo; 10 grandchildren, Christy Sweat and Kelly Williams of Guntown, Debbie Bunn of Saltillo, Richard W. Putt of Wheeler, Tricha Putt of Saltillo, Jullie Putt McElhaney of Ecru, Jeanette Putt, Selena Putt, Delia Putt and Hope Putt, all of Saltillo; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 59 years, Edith Regina Rogers Putt; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Pirkle; one grandson, William Joseph Putt; and one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Putt.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Rogers, Rick Sweat, Art Williams, James Pirkle, Terry Bunn and Eric McElhaney.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Mary C. Wright
TUPELO – Mary Christine Vance Wright, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Avonlea Assisted Living after an extended illness. A native of Chickasaw County, she was born Oct. 28, 1928, to Frank B. and Elizabeth Walls Vance. She worked as the office manager and optometry assistant for Dr. W.M. “Dub” Dickerson and Dr. Bill Dickerson for many years. She loved spending time with her grandchilden and enjoyed her dog, Fluffy. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Steve Hurt officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sons, James “Vance” Wright (Linda) of Cedar Bluff, Ala., and Bill Wright (Sue) of Mooreville; two sisters, Grace McClain of Thorne and Joyce Hooper of Eupora; two brothers, Rubel Vance of Elzy and R.E. Vance of Houston; four granchildren, Ian Wright, Todd Wright, Jason Wright and Candi Quartaro (Brent); and six great-grandchildren, Alyssa Wright, Ashley Marsh, Bailee Marsh, Zoe Wright, Chandler Quartaro and Will Quartaro.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Tami Wright; three sisters, Sybil, Hazel and Earline; and one brother, Loren.
Pallbearers will be Mike Knight, Brent Quartaro, Charlie Barber, Dr. Bill Dickerson, Don Hooper and Jerry McClain.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Marjorie Cox
MYRTLE – Marjorie Clyde Rhea Cox, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born March 27, 1928, in Union County to Clyde Jefferson Rhea and Gazelle Clarke Rhea. She worked as an executive secretary in Memphis. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Temple Baptist Church at Myrtle. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, traveling with her husband, and sharing the stories of their travels.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Donnie Schuman officiating. Burial will be in the New Albany City Cemetery.
She is survived by her cousins, Betty Clark and Debbie White (Bobby), both of New Albany; her sisters-in-law, Miriam Cox Fitzpatrick (Jim) and Sarah Cox Elder (Ernie), both of Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Frank Cox Jr.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Temple Baptist Church at Myrtle.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Marie Miller
VINA, Ala. – Marie Spencer Miller, 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at the Red Bay Hospital.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Vina First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday at Vina First Baptist Church.

Tom Hill
WEST POINT – Tom Hill, 60, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Double Springs M.B. Church in Slate Springs. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Ollie Dilworth Sr.
AMORY – Ollie Dilworth Sr., 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, in Fort Pearce, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Glenn Howard
PLANTERSVILLE – Glenn Howard, 89, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Alfred Kidd Jr.
TUPELO – Alfred M. Kidd Jr., 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. He was born March 23, 1919, in Okolona to Alfred and Myrtle Kidd. He was a World War II Army veteran, attaining the rank of sergeant. He was a member of First Christian Church in Tupelo and retired from the United States Postal Service. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a professional photographer, an enthusiastic joke teller, a Red Cross Certified Life Guard and in the 1940’s he was a Arthur Murray dance instructor in Chicago. He enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. He loved his family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ray Morton officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Kidd and Lisa Henry, both of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Justin Hall, Meredith Davidson (Ashley) and Laura Henry; three great-grandchildren, Carrington Davidson, Bailey Davidson and Collin Hall.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 49 years, Polly Kidd; a sister, Frances Baker; and a brother, Howard “Bud” Kidd.
Pallbearers will be Justin Hall, Jeremy Hall, Ashley Davidson, Paul Baker, John Fletcher Henry and Jerry McKee. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Poole, George Putnam, Jim Marsh and Cheryl Reiss.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Sanctuary Hospice House or the Tupelo Evening Lion’s Club.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Major Jon Martin
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Major Jon Gregory Martin, 39, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was an active duty major of the United States Marine Corps. He received the following awards: Air Medal-Strike/Flight, Navy and Marine Corps. Commendation Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Letter of Appreciation.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmington, N.C. Burial with full military honors will follow at Wilmington National Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home of Jacksonville, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Shackelford Martin of Wilmington, N.C.; one son, Jon Gregory Martin II of Wilmington; one daughter, Grace Elizabeth Martin of Montreat, N.C.; his parents, Richard and Frances Martin of Greensboro, N.C.; one brother, Jeffrey Evans Martin of Greensboro, N.C.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warriors or Military Officers Association of America Scholarship Fund.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary in Wilmington, N.C.

Willa Moore
AMORY – Willa J. “Tootsie” Moore, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born June 19, 1933, in Itawamba County to Marvin and Charlie Lee Davis Gillentine. She was a member of Big Oak Baptist Church for 40 years. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Doug Wilson and Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Franklin (Jerry) of Oxford; two sons, Dr. Danny Moore (Marilyn) of Fulton and Steve Moore (Selena) of Fulton; a daughter-in-law, Laurie Moore of Fulton; six grandchildren, Scott and Stacy Franklin, Sam Moore (Jessica), Ben Moore, Dusty Moore and Mary Moore; three great-grandchildren, Hunter and Brady Franklin, and John Daniel Moore; two sisters, Sue Waddle (Bryson) of Plantersville and Nell Parrish (Carl) of Pontotoc; one sister-in-law, Mary Gillentine of Fulton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaston Moore, in 1977; a son, Mitchell Moore; a sister, Eva Mae Gillentine; and a brother, Kenneth Gillentine.
Pallbearers will be Scott Franklin, Stacy Franklin, Sam Moore, Ben Moore, Hunter Franklin and Tim Gillentine

Blessing Banks
TUPELO – Blessing Breasia Banks, infant daughter of Garry Dewayne Banks and Jessica Nachelle Middlebrooks of Tupelo, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the J.W. Porter Chapel. Burial will be in Red Hill Church Cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Kennodiya Mathis and Ashton Banks, both of New Albany; a brother, Knowledge Mathis of Tupelo; her grandparents, Garry Banks of Belden, Gloria Banks of Tupelo and Louise (Wesley) Gillispie of Tupelo; her great-grand parents, Essie McGaughy of Tupelo and Jennet (Henry) Penson of Belden; her three aunts, Quineshia Dillard, Karesa Dillard and Angla Banks, all of Tupelo; and three uncles, Quintez Dillard, Jermain Banks and Montez Banks, all of Tupelo.
Online condolences can be made to the Banks/Middlebrooks family at www.grayson-porters.com.

Clarence E. Loden
FULTON – Clarence E. Loden, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
Joe Tom Dulaney
CAROLINA – Joe Tom Allred Dulaney, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at her daughter’s residence after an extended illness. She was born in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 27, 1921, to Buck and Jessie Smith Allred. She had lived in the Carolina community of Itawamba County for the past 44 years and she was a member of Richmond United Pentecostal Church. She worked at North Mississippi Medical Center early in life. She enjoyed being a homemaker, working her flowers, gardening, cooking and fishing for the past several years. She was the oldest member of the Old South Iris Society and a former member of the North Mississippi-Alabama Daylily Society. Being a Godly woman, she loved her church, her friends, and always made time for her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Richmond United Pentecostal Church with Pastor Ricky Pierce and Minister Mark Lindley officiating. Burial will be in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the church.
Survivors include her daughters, Sheila Fleming (Robbie) and Doris Dye, all of Carolina, and Charlotte Lindley of Guntown; two sons, Greg Hughes (Tammy) of Mantachie and David Hughes (Judy) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Dulaney, on Dec. 25, 2009; a son, Jimmy Hughes; a granddaughter, Tonya Michelle Taylor; a brother, Weaver Allred; and four sisters, Lota Graham, Jane Benson, Lavonia Presley and Coy Estes.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Joe Lindley, Corey Nicholson, Michael Taylor, Heath Lindley, Chad Kennedy and Duane Hughes.
Memorials made be made to the Old South Iris Society, c/o Bill Burleson, 229 Culver Rd., Nettleton, MS 38858.

William Rasberry
TUPELO – William Millsaps Rasberry, 64, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. He was born on Dec. 27, 1945, in Vicksburg to Herbert Franklin and Johnnie Torrey Rasberry. He was employed as a truck driver with Mahasco, Comtrack and Averitt Trucking Lines. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Saltillo. He was a graduate of Tupelo High School and a member of the Tupelo High School football team. He joined the United States Air Force on May 3, 1967, and was released from active duty with an honorable discharge on Dec. 8, 1970, serving as a sergeant.
Services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Welch officiating. Burial will be at Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include one son, William Millsaps Rasberry Jr.; one daughter, Tina Marie Rasberry; one brother, John Franklin Rasberry (Carolyn); one sister, Edna Sue White; one sister-in-law, Betty Sue Rasberry; four nephews, Johnny, Todd and Lindsay Rasberry, and George White; two nieces, Connie Tomsky (Douglas) and Ronda Pharis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Herbert Torrey Rasberry; and a brother-in-law, Carroll E. White.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from noon to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials should be mailed to Saltillo Baptist Church, 311 Mobile Street, Saltillo, MS 38866.

Bones Johnson
BOONEVILLE – Gary Wayne “Bones” Johnson, 56, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Olish Tunstall Sr.
ADELANTO, Calif. – Olish “King” Tunstall Sr., 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at the Desert Knolls Convalescent Hospital in Victorville, Calif.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Valley M.B. Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Byhalia. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Arthur Scales
STARKVILLE – Arthur Paul Scales died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Welch Funeral Home Chapel in Starkville. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time today.
To access the guest register, visit www.welchfuneralhomes.com.

Betty Sartain
RED BAY, Ala. – Betty Sartain died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Generations of Red Bay. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.