Obituaries Feb. 4, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

David McShan
PONTOTOC – David D. “Sonny” McShan died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. A native of Pontotoc County, he was the son of Charlie McShan Sr. and Murkery Crudup McShan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilson Chapel M.B. Church in Pontotoc. The Rev. Colbert Graham will deliver the eulogy. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Lessie McShan of Pontotoc; seven daughters, Sylvia Berry of Verona, Kathy Sangester of Milwaukee, Wis., Barbara Watkins and Melody Pinson of Pontotoc, Stephanie (Tyrone) Owens of Rockford, Ill., Tenna (Vincent) Sandlin and Vickie Cole of Beloit, Wis.; one sister, Barbara (Benjamin) Eades of Pontotoc; one brother, Charlie (Mira) McShan of Beloit, Wis.; four sisters-in-law, Julia (Billy) Johnson of Union City, Tenn., Ethel Cole of Pontotoc, and Patricia Floyd and Jeannette Cole of Beloit, Wis.; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Lottie Addison
TUPELO – Lottie Irene McCarty Addison, 96, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born July 18, 1913, in Lee County to Albert W. McCarty and Emma Buchanan McCarty. She was a resident of the Macedonia community. She was a homemaker and an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church for 86 years since 1926. She was the oldest member of her church. She loved her church family, telephoning friends and listening to gospel music.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Belden. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Westbrook (Milton) of Belden; one son, Nelson Addison (Mary) of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Kenneth Estes (Norma Jean), Sandy Borders (Steve), David Borders and Laurie Westbrook; seven great-grandchildren, Will, Ashley and Ryan Borders, Macie Westbrook, and Zach, Sara Beth and Isabella Robison.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, W.L. “Laudie” Addison; two sisters, Annie J. Clayton and Vera May McCarty; five brothers, Roy, Cayce, James, Marie and Uel McCarty; and a son-in-law, Billy Estes.
Pallbearers will be Bob Grant, Bobby McCarty, Jerry Paul Wise, John Rice, Billy Hare and Mitchell Lessel. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Joe Smith, Ben Simmons, Billy Little and Les Perry.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 p.m. to service time Friday.
Memorials may be made to The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, Ms. 38804.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Keith Harling
BOONEVILLE – Keith Clay Harling, 56, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at his home after a sudden illness. He was born April 19, 1953, in Wyandotte, Mich., to Billy and Ruth Bickerstaff Harling. He was a self-employed canvas upholsterer.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Krech officiating.
He is survived by three sons, Burt (Rebekah) Harling, Bill (Darla) Harling and Dylan Harling, all of Booneville; one sister, Charlotte (Garry) Adkins of Booneville; four grandchildren, Taylor Harling, Allie Harling, Tyler Smith and Nisa English; two nieces, Cyndi Adkins of Saltillo and Vanessa Adkins of Tupelo; the mothers of his children, Brenda Menard and Pat Henderson.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services today.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

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

Rev. Ruby Newbill
NEW YORK CITY – The Rev. Ruby Faye Knox Newbill, 62, died at her home in New York City. Formerly of Chickasaw County, she was the daughter of the Rev. Clinton Knox Sr. and Margie McKinney Knox. She was the pastor of Mt. Moriah Church in New York City.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at West Grove M.B. Church in Houlka. The Rev. Joey Reel will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Cane Creek Cemetery in Pittsboro. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one son, Reuben Newbill of New York City; her father, the Rev. Clinton Knox Sr. of Memphis; two brothers, the Rev. Clyde (JoAnn) Knox of Houlka and Clinton Jr. (Debbie) Knox of Memphis; one sister, Inella Knox (Larry Sr.) Scruggs of Memphis.
The body will lie in state an hour before the service at the West Grove M.B. Church.

Beverly Hood
AMORY – Beverly L. Jernigan Hood, 53, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at her residence. Born on Nov. 15, 1956, in Abilene, Texas, to Betty J. Lester-Dailey and the late Leonard E. Jernigan, Beverly was a lifelong resident of Mississippi, having lived in Hattiesburg, Gulfport and Amory. She attended Gulfport East, where she was a cheerleader. She married Kennon D. Hood on Nov. 21, 1980, in Mobile, who survives.
Beverly will be remembered as a loving mother and wife. She had strong religious beliefs and moral values which she instilled in her five children. Beverly enjoyed spending time in her yard and cooking for her family. She also loved hunting and fishing in the Carolina community. She was a die-hard Saints fan and loved SEC football. The last five years she has enjoyed living in Amory, taking care of her in-laws and spending her days with her loving husband of 29 years and their dog, Sarge. Being an avid Saints fan, she was very excited about the Saints playing the Colts in Superbowl XLIV.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with the Rev. Glyn Wiygul officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is handling the services.
Survivors include her husband, Kennon Hood of Amory; her two sons, L. Bryan Brister (Kristen) of Charlotte, N.C., and Joey Hood of Austin, Texas; her three daughters, Ashley Hood Schermerhorn (Jimmy) of Ocean Springs, Erynne Hood Messina (George) of Jacksonville, N.C., and Melissa Hood Gischel (Jeff) of Jackson; her mother, Betty J. Dailey of Gulfport; her sister, Rhonda Eid of Gulfport; one granddaughter, Alex Brister of Medosta, Calif.; and mother-in-law, Mabel Dean Hood of Amory.
She was preceded in death by her father; sister, Marilyn Jernigan; stepfather, James E. Dailey; and father-in-law, Melvin D. Hood.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Schermerhorn, Erick Larson, Ed Hood, Naveed Alim, Mark Watts and Tyler Eid.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, and until service time on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Amory Humane Society, 1317 Old Hwy. 6, Amory MS 38821.

Minnie Allen
BOONEVILLE – Minnie O. Allen, 82, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born May 27, 1927. She was an employee of Longwood Manor and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Myles officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, John N. Allen, Norman T. Allen, Charld H. Allen, Marvelene Spencer, Irma Allen and Mary F. Allen; siblings, Dorothy Crump, Bertha Crump, Helen Grizzard, Annie Gamble, Gean Tillis, Mansel Crump and Roy G. Crump; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie B. Allen; her children, Lee Allen and Bobby N. Allen; her parents, Trillion and Hattie Crump; her grandparents, Jim Thomas and Amy Nelson Thomas; and two brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday 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. He was born March 28, 1937, in Chickasaw County to Kirby and Jimmie McDowell Wise. He was a lifelong resident of Chickasaw County. He retired from the furniture manufacturing industry after many years with Futorian/Stratford. He was a member of Gatlin Street Church of Christ. He loved many outdoors activities including gardening, working in his flowers, rabbit hunting and his beagles. He was a very outgoing person which was reflected in his many visits to his friends and his never-ending conversations with anyone who would listen.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Minister Doyce Britt and Minister Chris Carter officiating. Burial will be in East Chickasaw Memorial Garden.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Dee Wise of Okolona; one daughter, Hope Crosswhite of Okolona; three grandchildren, Eric Crosswhite (Ekissa), Grant Wise and Stone Houston; two great-grandchildren, Lakan and Nicholas; one brother, Gaylon Wise (Bonnie) of Bartahatchie; three sisters, Jeanette Whitehead of Okolona, Patricia “Jackie” Vandergrift of Pascagoula and Carolyn Bunt (Robin) of White Oak, Texas; one sister-in-law, Brenda Wise of Okolona; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jamie Wise, on Oct. 9, 2009; and a brother, Travis Wise Jr.
Pallbearers are Robert McCoy, Tommy Tacker, Spencer Griffin, Carl Ritchey, Jeff Bogue and Doug Wise. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Busby, Tank Nicholson, Darrell Franks, Frank Holliday, Jerry Hall, Steven Colbert, Dustin Russell, Don Houston, William Glen Earnest and the men of the church.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
Memorials may be made to Pine Vale Children’s Home, 1872 CR 700, Corinth, MS 38834; or French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.

Greg McIlvain
TUPELO – Gregory Thomas “Greg” McIlvain, 48, formerly of Memphis, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at his home in Tupelo. He was a lifelong sports writer and newspaperman. He worshipped at Second Baptist Church when in Memphis. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1979. He continued his education at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, majoring in communications and graduating in 1983. His job history included the following news locations: Prattville, Ala., Natchez Democrat, Meridian Star, Valdosta Daily Times as sports editor and the Chattanooga Times-Free Press. In 2006, he began working for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo.
He is survived by his mother, Jo Ann Bateman McIlvain; his father, Thomas McIlvain (Charlotte); a stepbrother, Jeff McIlvain; and a cousin, Philip (Rhonda) Sams.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Cora Lee Bateman, and an aunt, Patricia Bateman Sams.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 4680 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis TN 38117.

Kenneth Counce
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – Kenneth Counce, 50, formerly of Corinth, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at his home in Panama City Beach, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home.
William Story
RIPLEY – William Anthony Story, 49, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1960, in Tippah County He was a member of First Evangalistial M.B. Church in Ripley.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Evangelical M.B. Church in Ripley. The Rev. Ronnie Gibbs will officiate. Burial will be in Ball Hill Cemetery in Tiplersville. Foster & Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Sumnicht Story of Racine, Wis.; one son, Antwaun Curry Story, and one daughter, Tamala D. Story, both of Memphis; one stepdaughter, Tammy Chavez; two stepgrandchildren, Azarian Chavez and Isaiah Chavez, all of Racine, Wis.; three sisters, Cassandra Johnson and Mary Story (James) Rutherford, both of Blue Mountain, and Olivia Prachett of Tacoma, Wash.; special mother, Lorene Story of Racine, and a special grandmother, Johnnie Simmons, both of Racine, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.C. and Orene Story.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday. A wake will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Lois Mae Sanders
TUPELO – Lois Mae Sanders, 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Saltillo native, she was born June 20, 1925, to Frank and Della Johnson Stanford. She was the owner of Sanders Second Hand Furniture Store while living in Marion, Ark. She also lived in California for 20 years before moving to the Skyline community. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Tupelo. She loved spending time with her family and attending church. She married Ray Sanders on March 5, 1940; he preceded her in death on March 17, 1989.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Larry Hill Sr. and the Rev. Larry Hill Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Eggville Cemetery. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Opal White (G.W.) of Chowchilla, Calif., and Kathy Payne (Cliff) and Beverly Tackett (Bobby), both of Tupelo; four sons, Rev. James Sanders (Sharon) of Skyline, Bobby Sanders of Mantachie, Glen Sanders of Tupelo and Ottis Sanders (Donna) of Foley, Ala.; one sister, Frances Burnham (Jack) of Skyline; one brother, Lawrence Stanford (Martha) of East Tupelo; 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 years, Ray Sanders; two brothers, Charles Stanford and Lavon Stanford; one daughter, Joyce Richards; one son, Randy Sanders; and one grandson, Gary Wayne White.
Pallbearers will be Rev. Billy Vess, Donald Smith, Chris Kenny, Bobby Cockrell, Howard Burnham and Buddy Hill.
Her grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Eddy Treece
BOONEVILLE – Max Edward “Eddy” Treece, 47, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at his home in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Jerry Parrish
PONTOTOC – Jerry Parrish, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Idella Walton
OKOLONA – Idella Wallace Brook Walton, 56, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at her daughter’s home. She was born July 19, 1953, to Dan Wallace Sr. and Sallie K. Hays. She was a 1971 graduate of Okolona High School and a former employee of True Temper and Aircap. She was a member of Clark’s Chapel M.B. Church. She was the strength of her family and loved by all.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clark’s Chapel Church with the Rev. Jamal Bodie officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Raffieal Wallace of Tupelo; four sons, Roscoe (Latasha) Brooks of Shannon, Christopher Brooks of Okolona, Alvin (Stephanie) Brooks of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Timothy Brooks of Okolona; three sisters, Diane Johnson of Okolona, Rose (Larry) Moore of Okolona and Vida Wallace of Chicago; two brothers, Ronald (Priscilla) Wallace of Okolona and Ivan Wallace of Chicago; three uncles, Charles King of Gary, Ind., Bobby King of Merryville, Ind., and J.D. King of Okolona; one aunt, Christine Clark; 11 grandchildren.

Charlie James Jr.
NETTLETON – Charlie P. James Jr., 74, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the Golden Living Center. He was born May 6, 1935, in Nettleton to Charlie P. James Sr. and Lilly Word James. He attended Nettleton School. He was a member of New Prospect M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Prospect M.B. Church with the Rev. George Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five sons, Danny C. (Sharon) James, Charles (Judy) James, Harley (Harriet) James, all of Nettleton, Carl (Hope) James of Tupelo and O’Neal James of Amory; one daughter, Deola James Shaw of St. Louis, Mo.; three stepchildren; one sister, Estell James of St. Louis; a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.

Ralph Morgan
PLANTERSVILLE – Ralph C. Morgan, 63, formerly of Jacinto, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.