Obituaries Feb. 3, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Correction:
The obituary for Mary Lou Luster Gettis in Tuesday’s Daily Journal contained an incomplete list of survivors. Survivors also include a daughter, Mary Thomas (Alvin) of Okolona; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter reared in her home as her own; 15 additional grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Also, the son, Earlie Gettis, lived in East St. Louis, Ill.

Mildred Greene
TISHOMINGO – Mildred Illene Greene, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. She was retired from Genesco Shoe Company. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and reading the Bible.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Tishomingo Baptist Church. Bro. Ed Mitchell will officiate. Burial will follow in Tishomingo Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, W.T. Green of Tishomingo; two sons, Harold Greene (Lou) of Corinth and Jerry Don Greene (Diane) of Denton, Texas; two sisters, Marjorie Stephens of Fulton and Hester Sartain of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Tammy Bonds (Mike) of Tishomingo, Mark Greene (Phyliss) of Florence, Ala., Shelly Pershing (Dan) of Lantana, Texas, and Jeremy Greene (Brook) of Memphis; and five great-grandchildren, Matthew and Lauren Greene, Reese Pershing, and Everett and Emery Greene.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Eliza South; a brother, Melvin South; and three sisters, Lorene Gortney, Gertie Byram and Nellie Deaton.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Frederick, Charles South, Jerry McNatt, Ronnie Greene, Jimmy Trussell, Jeremy Greene and Noonan Greene.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association by calling 1-800-DIABETES or at www.diabetes.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

William J. Crutchfield
BRUCE – William J. Crutchfield, 82, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the Mississippi Care Center in Greenville. He was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Water Valley. He was a retired farmer. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a longtime member and deacon of Lantrip Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Crutchfield and Lula Cook Crutchfield Carter, his stepfather, Willie Carter; his wife of 48 years, Lois Poynor Crutchfield; a daughter, Zelma Hall; a grandson, Billy Glenn Crutchfield Jr.; a sister, Ruby Sanders; and a brother, Levi Crutchfield.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2010, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. The Rev. Robert Earl Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery at Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Delma Brown (Rodney) of Greenville and Carol Murphuree (Jimmy) of Russellville, Ala.; one son, Billy Glenn Crutchfield of Bruce; one sister, Nell Sexton of Bruce; two brothers, Roy Crutchfield and Billy Crutchfield, both of Alba, Texas; six grandchildren, Thomas Hall III of San Jose, Calif., Patrick Brown of Greenville, Dori Potter of Russellville, Ala., Bethany Honey o Haleyville, Ala., Brent Crutchfield of Tupelo and Blair Dees of Red Bay, Ala.; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Tessa Cooper and her staff at Mississippi Care Center in Greenville.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Sexton, Dean Poynor, Leonard Poynor, Ottis Poynor, Dobbie Poynor and Marcell Poynor.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bill Turman
HOUSTON – William E. “Bill” Turman, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at Floy Dyer Nursing Home in Houston. He was born Sept. 1, 1927, in Chickasaw County. He was a former civil engineer surveyor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery.
Survivors include several cousins and his caregiver, Ovid Kimbrough of Calhoun City.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Everette Turman, and his mother, Evie Rose Smith Turman
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Herman Wade
CORINTH – Herman C.T. Wade, 85, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at Community Hospice in Verona.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at East Fifth Street M.B. Church in Corinth. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Corinth. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

John Jackson
RIPLEY – John Shannon Jackson, 70, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Ripley.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John M.B. Church in Ripley. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from noon to service time Saturday at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Herman H. Burton
GOLDEN – Herman H. Burton, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at his residence. He was born June 17, 1927, in Belmont to S.T. and Lona Keeton Burton. He had been an employee of Johns Manville and he was a dump truck driver for 20 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Gene Cooley officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery at Golden.
Survivors are one daughter, Sandra Schnider of Golden; one son, Randall “Randy” Burton of Golden; one sister, Helen Ridings of Nettleton; two brothers, Sherman Burton of Nettleton and Dennis Wayne Burton (Betty) of Hamilton, Ala.; three grandchildren, Scott Indvick, Heather Bentivegna (Jimmy) and Shannon Indvick-Tanner (Daniel), all of Golden; six great-grandchildren, Davin Tanner, Maggie Bentivegna, Travis Carter, Matthew Carter, Mike Donovan and Pam Smith; and one great-great-grandson, Dalton Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Wood Burton; and three sisters, Pauline Swindle, Maeline Hemphill and Jeanette Tate.
Pallbearers will be Eric Williams, Donnie Wood, David Wood, Mike Mabus, Frank Hemphill and Larry Higginbottom.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Don Pearce
SMITHVILLE – Jerry Don Pearce, 56, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in Itawamba County following an automobile accident. Born Aug. 15, 1953, in Smithville, he was the son of Eunice Pickle Pearce and George Pearce. A 1971 graduate of Smithville High School, he was a truck driver. He attended the Smithville Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting and music.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the E.E.. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Smithville with Ministers Mickey Beam and Fred Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Pearce Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Eunice Pearce of Smithville; two daughters, Amber Parker (Chris) of Amory and Holley Pearce of Amory; one brother, Danny Pearce (Marsh) of Southaven; two grandchildren, Heyden and Caylee Parker of Amory; a niece, Jill Pearce Moore of Mooreville; and a nephew, Curt Pearce of Smithville.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Pallbearers will be Curt Pearce, Rodney Moore, Mike McCoy, John Law, James Webb, Rick Howard and Randy Hathcock.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Roy McCombs
PONTOTOC – Roy O’Niel McCombs, 62, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. He enjoyed building, fishing and cutting up with his friends. He loved to work in the garden.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Wes Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include his life partner of 25 years, Annie Faye McCombs; one stepdaughter, Teresa Adams; two stepsons, Jimmy McClure and James McClure Jr.; one stepgranddaughter, Jennifer Harris; five stepgrandsons, Justin Harris, Cory McClure, Jamie McClure, Andy McClure and Cris McClure; one stepgranddaughter, Jennifer Harris; one stepgreat-grandson, Ethan Harris; two sisters, Linda Williams of Hurricane and Sheryl Stauffer of Runnells, Iowa; two brothers, Randy McCombs of Pontotoc and Terry McCombs of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; and his stepfather, W.C. Osbirn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy McCombs and Earline McCombs-Osbirn; two brothers, Danny McCombs and Phillip McCombs; one sister, Jane McCombs; and a sister-in-law, Patricia McCombs.
Pallbearers will be Rickey Mask, Jamie McClure, Tommy Walker, Billy Walker, Channing Owen and Cory McClure.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Thursday.

Laverne Vaughan
HATLEY – Laverne Smith Vaughan, 92, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Born June 20, 1917, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Almos Lee and Julia Caroline Herndon Smith. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she married George Lewis Vaughan in 1935; he died in 1998. She was a retired merchant and a member of the Hatley Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed needlework, puzzles and reading.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the E.E.. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Elder Tim Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Kay Farrar (Stanley) of Hatley and Mary Carolyn Parham (Hugh) of Clinton; one sister, Jimmie Wiygul of Arley, Ala.; six grandchildren, Michael Farrar (Kim), Sidney Farrar (Mitzi), Suzanne Knight (Joey), Jason Parham (Shannon), Justin Farrar (Emily) and Blake Parham; and 13 great-grandchildren, Russ, Whit, Telina, Amy Frances, Alex, Jared, Maci, Molli, Maggie, Reid, Matthew, Luke and Riley; and one great-great-grandchild, Cooper.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Reba Montgomery and Eloise Prestridge; and an infant son, Bobby Van Vaughan.
Pallbearers will be Michael Farrar, Sidney Farrar, Joey Knight, Jason Parham, Justin Farrar and Blake Parham.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

Mavis Kent
RIPLEY – Mavis Marie Rogers Kent, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a telephone operator for South Central Bell, retiring with 25 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Dr. Rex Yancey and Dr. Jack Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Armon Wren Kent; her parents, Reuben and Rose Alberson Rogers; and her sisters and brothers.
Pallbearers will be Stan Hopper, Steve Hopper, Cody Hopper, Dan Bright, Jerry Taylor and Roy Ralph. David Kent will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Arnold Willis
AUBURN – James Arnold Willis, 74, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of the Auburn community, he was born June 27, 1935, to William Teennie and Alma Beatrice McCullough Willis. He served as an airman in the US Air Force, receiving several citations and awards. He was retired from Electric and Machine Services, formerly Hancock Electric, where he worked for 32 years. Earlier he owned Tupelo Electric Motor Repair for eight years. He enjoyed gardening and taking care of his animals. His family and friends remember him as one who could be called upon at any time to help someone in need.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Wesley Kingsley officiating. Burial will be in Priceville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Norma Faye Christian Willis of Tupelo; one daughter, Terry Bradley (Barry) of Eggville; two sons, Gary Willis (Cecilia) of Saltillo and Steve Willis (Nina) of Athens, Ga.; two brothers, Linal “Sarge” Willis of Tupelo and Hayden “Boots” Willis (Diane) of Skyline; two sisters, Agnes Smith (Leon) of Tupelo and Kathleen Hussey (Jimmy) of Mooreville; four grandchildren, Jessica Bradley, Sarah Bradley, Chance Willis and Hayden Willis.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Doris Willis.
Pallbearers will be James Smith, Tommy Smith, Chris Smith, Tim Smith and Philip Willis.
Honorary pallbearers will be his co-workers at Electric and Machine Services.
Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Edwin Franks
FULTON – Edwin Leroy Franks, 71, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis. He was born May 1, 1938, in Itawamba County to Rev. Burl C. and Dollie Mae Long Franks. He was a prison inspector for the State of Florida Department of Corrections and a retired lieutenant from Daytona Beach Police Department. He was a ham radio operator with call sign N5FP. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Dr. Martin Jameson officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors are one son, Timothy Franks (Michele) of Port Orange, Fla.; one daughter, Dawn Nicholson (Tom) of Deltona, Fla.; one sister, Dena Franks Lee of Enterprise, Ala.; one brother, Leon Franks (Barbara) of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Abigail, Laura, Jeremy and Emily; two nieces, Kristen Elizabeth Lee and Cynthia Franks Barber; and three nephews, Jonathan Michael Lee, Richard Leon Franks and Bill Shamblin Jr.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carolyn Franks Shamblin.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Lesley, Jerry Summers, Johnny Farris, Jason Farris, Chris Umfress and Terry Stanley.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until service time Friday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.

Terry Tice
SALTILLO – Terry L. Tice, 66, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Darlington Oaks in Verona. He was born Jan. 17, 1944, in Frayser, Tenn., to Thomas F. and Viola Gentry Tice. He was an engineer with Illinois Central Railroad and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He attended Crown of Life Church in Southaven.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Dr. Ron Hamm and the Rev. Milton Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Gardens at Dennis.
Survivors are his wife, Linda Tice of Saltillo; one son, Chris Tice (Angie) of Lake Cormorant; one daughter, Terri Tice Byrd (Larry) of Stanford, Ky.; two brothers, Jackie R. Tice (Annette) of Olive Branch and Glenn Tice of Southaven; one sister, Dianne Hamm (Ron) of Hermitage, Tenn.; three grandchildren, James Tice, Erin Tice and Sam Byrd; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandmother, Mizzie Gentry.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mary Smith
CORINTH – Mary Virginia Vonboeckman Smith, 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at the Mississippi Care Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Community Church in Tishomingo County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Minnie Allen
BOONEVILLE – Minnie O. Allen, 82, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
Peryl E. Jones
AMORY – Peryl Elkins “P.E.” Jones, 84, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona. Born March 28, 1925, in Mayport, Fla., he was the son of R. Fletcher and Mary Mier Jones. He had lived in Amory for several years. He attended school in Mayport, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving 22 years before retiring. He married Opal Sullivan on July 29, 1963. He was employed by Scribner Equipment Company and Barry Parham Trucking before retiring. He was a member of North Boulevard Christian Church. He loved to hunt, fish and work on his grandchildren’s and friends’ cars.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Buzz Wilkinson and Bro. Ferman Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Sullivan Jones of Amory; one son, Danny Brewer (Bette) of Jacksonville, Fla.; five daughters, Arlene Dize (Wes) and Nita Dubay (John), both of Florida, Shirley Rochester (Jim) and Nita Robinson (Norris), both of Amory, and Martha Owens (Lamar) of Jacksonville, Fla.; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Jenny Meers and Phyllis Weber.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters, Margie Gainey, Georgia Yelvington, Genevie Kaller, Mary Buckles, Juanita Griffis and Essie Wells; a brother, Asbery Fletcher Jones; and a grandson.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Wilkinson, John Mark Wilkinson, Ronnie Mixon, Edgar Howell, Barry Parham and Lilliard Cummings. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Logan, Steve Logan and Robert Alsup.
Donation may be given to American Diabetes Association, 350 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 2470, Jackson MS 39213 or Darlington Oakes Hospice, 107 Skeet Drive, Verona MS 38879.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Richard Wayne Moore
FULTON – Richard Wayne Moore, 68, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at his home. He was born May 24, 1941, in Harrisburg, Ark., to John T. and Zerida Justice Moore. He retired from Mueller Brass after 24 years. He was a member of Southern Hill Church of Christ. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Minister Clyde Mize and David Paden officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Clayton Moore of Fulton; one daughter, Kay Brazil (Tony) of Fulton; two sons, Ricky Moore (Lynn) and Joey Moore (Charlene), both of Fulton; five grandchildren, Josh Brazil (Kim), Leslie Brazil, Taylor Moore, Nathan Moore and Annie Moore; great-grandchildren, Kyler Brazil, Alex Floyd, Brian Brazil and Zack Brazil; his father, John T. Moore of Fulton; one sister, Bernice Clayton of Fulton; nieces and nephews, Christopher Clayton, Keith Clayton and Mekisha Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Zerida Moore, and a brother-in-law, Billy Clayton.
Pallbearers will be Tim Justice, Ray Justice, Johnny “Pops” Poppelreiter, Donnie Robinson, Bobby West, Shane Dulaney and Dwight White.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Barrett, David Summers and Jackie Johnson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday.

Jan Moorman
PONTOTOC – Edith Jan Byars Moorman, 59, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, in Pontotoc. She was born and reared in Houlka, and graduated from Houlka High School. She attended Midway Baptist Church and Toxish Baptist Church. She was payroll clerk at Washington Furniture and Kensington Furniture in Pontotoc, and at United Furniture in Okolona. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Joy Lucius officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Earl David Moorman; three children, Edward Moorman (Catherine), Amanda Waldo (John Sr.) and Marcye Moorman, all of Pontotoc; nine grandchildren, Elijah Moorman, Erik Moorman, Jacob Moorman, Angus Moorman, Calvin Moorman, Timothy Robbins, John Waldo Jr., Holley Waldo and Caleb Waldo, all of Pontotoc; three stepgrandchildren, Alicia West of Pontotoc, Richard West and Brian West of Iuka; one nephew, David Byars (Brandy), and two nieces, Genger Byars and Thomasina Byars, all of Houston; one great-nephew and five great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Laverne Farr Byars; her father, Thomas Evans Byars Sr.; and a brother, Thomas Evans Byars Jr.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Collums, Clifton Harlow, Terry Rackley, Elijah Moorman and Erik Moorman.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Midway Baptist Church or Toxish Baptist Church of Pontotoc or to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation.
Nancy Floyd
BOONEVILLE – Nancy Jane Floyd, 70, died at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a member of Martin Hill Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker. She loved gospel music and singing for the Lord. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Johnny Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in the Barton Cemetery in Barton, Ala.
She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Rice (Joe) and Glenda Floyd, all of Florence, Ala., and Glenda Jane Hayes (Jamie) of Glen; six sons, Larry Floyd (Shirley) of New Albany, Dale Floyd (Sue) and Kenneth Floyd (Norma), both of Florence, Ala., Bobby Joe Floyd (Pam) of Sardis, Tenn., Bobby Ray Floyd (Amy) of Baldwyn and Johnny Ray Floyd of Booneville; one sister, Betty Dees of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, “Doc” Robert Bolden of Florence, Ala., and Buddy Calvin Bolden of Russellville, Ala.; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Dovie Bolden; her husband, Bobby W. Floyd; and two sisters, Martha Watson and Mary Dees.
Pallbearers will be Hayden Floyd, Skyler Floyd, Daniel Horton, Gary Dees, Gary Dees Jr. and Cody Seagraves. Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Floyd, Kenneth Wayne Floyd and David Floyd.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Johnnie M. Edwards
TUPELO – Johnnie M. Edwards, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in Tupelo.

Katherine Burnett
WEST POINT – Katherine Burnett, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the West Point Community Living Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel in West Point. Burial will follow in the West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Delores Toy
BLUE SPRINGS – Delores Speck Toy, 82, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.

Gene Wilkins
TISHOMINGO – Eugene “Gene” Wilkins, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Lebanon Free Will Baptist Church in Cairo. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Wise
OKOLONA – James Avery “Pap” Wise, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors.

William Kirk
SHANNON – William Kirk, 68, died at Community Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Tom Fields
TUPELO – Thomas A. Fields, 91, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.