By NEMS Daily Journal
SALTILLO – Jo Little Marshall Lorick died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at her residence. She was born May 17, 1933, in Smithville to Shelley Little and Othel Parham Little. She moved to Tupelo in 1968 and worked as office manager for the Nissan dealership for over 30 years before retiring in 2002. She enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, boating and shopping (especially for shoes). She was the epitome of class and style. She loved visiting and spending time with all the boating friends.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Private burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery at Hatley. Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Lamar K. “Buddy” Lorick of Saltillo; two sons, Andy Marshall (Denise) of Tulsa, Okla., and Greg Marshall (Kandi) of Pontotoc; three daughters, Linda Marshall of Houston, Texas, Martha Matthews of Tupelo and Susan Marshall of Tupelo; three stepchildren, Alan Lorick (Tami) of Thaxton, Danny Lorick (Kim) of Pontotoc and Ann Dowdy (Ronnie) of Coffeeville; two brothers, Scotty Little (Ann) of Memphis and Kendall Little of Amory; three sisters, Carolyn Harris of Selma, Ala., Peggy Ausborne (Curtis) of Smithville and Elsie Tartt (Jimmy) of Amory; grandchildren, Tammy Mosley (John), Rae Lyn Reeves, Dewayne Smith, Corey Matthews, Sam Marshall, Maggie Marshall, Drew Marshall, Will Marshall and Emily Marshall; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, John A. “Buster” Marshall; three brothers, Ferrell Little, Dale Little and Reese Little; two sons-in-law, Jerry Collier and Bobby Matthews.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
TUPELO – Annie Ruth Cook, 68, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 27, 1944, in Chickasaw County to Phillip McIntosh and Dezzie Pierce McIntosh.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Prospect M.B. Church in Nettleton with the Rev. Willie Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangement.
Survivors include three daughters, Veronica Griffin Jones, Annette (Jimmy) Ransey and Jacqueline (Chad) Gunn, all of Tupelo: one son, Michael (Queta) Loyd; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Pierce (Gloria) McIntosh of Indianola; and two sisters, Adrain (Coleman) Haynes of Wren and Janice Iona of Macon, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, one son and one daughter.
Visitation is one hour prior to service time on Saturday.
Eddie B. Irons
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Eddie B. Irons, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a native of Aberdeen, where he worked at Aberdeen Compress and Conoco.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Belle Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Alonzo Sykes officiating. Burial will be in the Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by eight children, Debbie Garth, Eddie Irons Jr., Jessie Irons, Gloria Irons, Teresa Bush, Glen Irons, Darrell Irons and Dwight Irons; six sisters, Willie G. Blanchard and Virginia Clark, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Katie Simpson, Julia Young and Ida Echoles, all of Aberdeen, and Dorothy Daniels of Jackson; a special friend, Kathleen Hrova; and one aunt, Lula Lee of Chicago.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Sign the online registerbook at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Lula Mae Woodall
TAYLOR – Lula Mae Ivy Woodall, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at her residence in Taylor. A native of Taylor, she was the daughter of Alex Ivy and Lula Burt Ivy. She was a member of Mt. Hope M.B. Church, where she was a Mother and member of the Deaconess and Missionary Board. She was also a member of Taylor Court 95 of the Heroines of Jericho. She was the widow of Elex Woodall Sr.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. The Rev. James Hull will officiate. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by four daughters, Armetha (Johnny) Anthony of Jackson, Annie Ruth (Robert) Toles of Taylor, Ella Mae Foster of Oxford and Ruthie Jean Woodall of Callisle, Pa.; six sons, Elder Robert (Charlean) Woodall and Elder James ( Darlene) Woodall, both of Carlisle, Pa., the Rev. Charles Woodall of Oxford, the Rev. Leroy (Lydian) Woodall of Pompano Beach, Fla., the Rev. Sammie (Lou) Woodall and the Rev. John B. Woodall, both of Taylor; 41 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building.
OXFORD – Willis E. Burt, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2913, at his home in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
BRUCE – Lorene Ferguson Murphree, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born May 24, 1926, in Calhoun City. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Glenn Slacks Garment Plant. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Bro. Mickey Ferguson will officiate, and Bro. Joey Hamilton, Bro. Wayne Cobb and Bro. Kevin Chrestman will assist. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Bruce.
She is survived by a daughter, Gina (Ricky) Baker of Big Creek; two brothers, Grady Ferguson and James Ferguson, both of Bruce; one sister, Melba Box of Bruce; eight grandchildren, Bom Blackwelder, Bradley Howell, Matt Bollinger, Colby Bollinger, Grayce Baker, Jake Baker, Erica Scott and Parker Baker; and 10 great-grandchildren, Dusty Blackwelder, Will Howell, Baylee Ray Baker, Lilly Howell, Lylla Howell, Miller Finn, Easton Bollinger, Tate Scott, Kyleigh Scott, Laden Scott.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Velton Ferguson and Ida McCormick Ferguson, her husband, Ray Winston Murphree; a daughter, Linda Ray Smith; a grandson, Jeffery Lee Blackwelder; a brother, Alon Ferguson.
Pallbearers will be James Marshall Casey, Joe Paul Ferguson, Jon Ferguson, Kennon Ferguson, Mark Ferguson, Ronnie Ferguson, Steve Ferguson and Larry Mason.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
EUPORA – Mavis Brewer Summerall, 91, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cumberland Baptist Church in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
BALDWYN – Geraldine Garrett, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She worked for Blue Bell in Baldwyn almost 40 years until it closed and relocated to Honduras. She was a supervisor, trainer and engineers helper. She was over the sample department and traveled with engineers to present samples to the sample department in Greensboro, N.C., making them aware of the changes if any that needed to be made. She was asked to relocate to Honduras when the company moved, but she was already in retirement. She loved all her special family and she enjoyed “Dennis The Menace” comic, having raised two boys. She was a member of First Christian Church in Baldwyn and attended services when she was physically able.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Kelly Carmichael officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Billy Dean Garrett of Guntown; a daughter-in-law, Denise Houser of Guntown; grandchildren, Chad and Monte Garrett of Wheeler, Heath and Jennifer Garrett of Baldwyn, Brandy and Dale Taylor of Guntown, Jason and Monica Garrett of Alabama, Michelle Garrett Smith of Pontotoc; 11 great-grandchildren; a special double first cousin, Carl “Bud” Reynolds (Eunice) of Baldwyn; a special cousin, Mozell Dillinger of Newton, N.C.; and a special sister-in-law, Coleene Watson of Alpine.
She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her two children, Billy Ray Garrett; her husband, Lynn Watson; son, Jerry Ray Garrett; parents, Clyde and Katherine Reynolds Tyra; two brothers, Fred Gentry and Rabon Tyra; sister, Charline Tyra Rogers; special double first cousin, Charles “Jap” Reynolds; and special friend, Erline Reynolds.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.
SALTILLO – George Robert Raines, 76, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born on May 26,1936, to Robert and Aline McBrayer Raines. He wed the love of his life, Brenda Dunaway, on Dec. 1, 1961. He retired from Lee County District 2 after 21 years of service. He was loved by all who knew him and adored by his children and grandchildren.He was an avid rabbit hunter, fisherman and he enjoyed raising Beagles.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Merle Floyd and Bro. Jerry Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Euclatubba Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Brenda Raines of Saltillo; brother, James Raines (Barbara)of Saltillo; mother-in-law, Rosie Dunaway of Baldwyn; children, Tim Raines (Cynde ) of Guntown, Donna Waters (Kerral) of Tupelo, Scottie Raines (Kim) of Saltillo, Melissa Cox (Robert) of Saltillo; grandchildren, Courtney Leach (Jonathan) of Mantachie, Dustin Raines of Guntown, Cameron and Austin Presley of Saltillo, Lauren Raines (Nik Washington), Morgan Raines and Summer Raines of Saltillo, Emily, Carabeth and Carson Cox, all of Saltillo; great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Jon David and Jaxon Leach of Mantachie and Cooper Raines of Saltillo; and a host of in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim and John Raines; father-in-law, John Dunaway; and sister-in-law, Mary Raines.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons and Lee County District Two employees, Roy Brown, Bob Davis, Ron Helms, John Robbins, Mark Greenwood, Raymond Easterling, Danny Dunaway, Phillip Lyle, Michael Brandon, Tracy Fondren and the supervisor, Bobby Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEW ALBANY – Etna Viola Wood, 99, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab. She was born Jan. 7, 1914, in Union County to Johnnie Edward and Maggie Viola Stanford Mize. She was the oldest member of Neely Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She was retired from Sappington’s, where she was a sales clerk.
Services will be at 11a.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Jeremiah McMillen and the Rev. Andy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Haley of Houston, Texas; two sons, Joel Wayne Hall (Janice) and Richard Keith Hall (Gabby), both of New Albany; three sisters, Toy Duncan, Jean Kent and Mary Etta Hill, all of New Albany; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Hugh Wesson Wood and Joel Washington Hall; and one daughter, Sara Lynn McNeal.
Pallbearers will be Andy Hall, Jody Hall, Charlie Hall, Paul Hall, Mike Hill and Kenny McNeal.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Tim A. Wilemon
IUKA – Tim Allen Wilemon, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. He was a former tugboat deckhand, a former radio dispatcher and always a fighter. At age 19, he survived crashing his Dodge Coronet into a ravine on Highway 72, an accident that left him paralyzed and put him in a coma that would last for 45 days. After years of rehabilitation, he gained the ability to live independently, to drive again, to attend college and to work a full-time job. He made handcrafted jewelry and sold it, wheeling from door-to-door using only the strength of his arms for propulsion along the graveled roads of Holcut. He won a handicapped achievement award from the Tennessee Valley Authority for his service as a base station operator during the site preparation for the Yellow Creek Nuclear Plant. He loved watching Western movies, petting dogs and laughing with friends. He attended Hubbard Salem Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Bro. Joe Hardwick and Bro. Mitchell McNeese will officiate. Interment will follow in Hubbard Salem Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers include Charles Hardwick, Larry Hardwick, Kenny Morgan, Randy Wilemon, Ronnie Thompson and Kenny Thompson.
He is survived by his parents, Dorville E. and Betty Hardwick Wilemon of Iuka; two brothers, Rex Wilemon (Paula) of Southaven and Tommy Wilemon of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Treva Lee (Tom) of Corinth; five nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dewey and Alice Wilemon, and Mack and Mattie Harwick. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memorial and Honor Program, by phone (901) 578-2805, or online at www.stjude.org/donate.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Marie Holley Anderson, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. She was born June 7,1925, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She came to Corinth when she married Lonnie Holley. She was a private kindergarten teacher for 18 years. Later she was the food service supervisor for the Whitfield Nursing Home. In 1978 she married Farmer Franklin Anderson. She was very involved in the community for over 50 years as a volunteer for both the Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and served on many civic boards such as the Salvation Army, the Boys’ Club, Friends of the Library and the Alcorn County Bluebird Society. She was a lifetime member of the Corinth Junior Auxiliary and formerly served as an advisor. In 1999 she was chosen by the Junior Auxiliary as the “Outstanding Citizen of the Year.”
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, with visitation in the fellowship hall immediately following the service. Private burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Janalee Holley Wilkins (Shawn) of Memphis, Stephen Holley (Linda) of Corinth, Elizabeth Anderson Aur (Amin) of Norman, Okla., Farmer Franklin Anderson III of Waterboro, Maine; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Cork (Sue,) of Yorba Linda, Calif.
The family requests that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church Mission Fund, 919 Shiloh Road, Corinth, MS 38834.
CORINTH – William Lindsay “Bill” Ransom, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at his home.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Leave condolences online at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
MYRTLE – William W.C. Graham, 86, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Ashland Health and Rehab. Also known as “Dub,” he was born June 11, 1926, to William Madison Graham and Daisey Buchanan Grahm in Union County. He was a veteran of World War II. He was married to Gracie Mae Graham.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Pine Bluff Myrtle M.B. Church. Burial will be in Gerizum Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six children, William “Bill” Graham of Myrtle, Napoleon Wade (Robbie) Graham of Franklin, Ky., Alonzo (Wanda) Graham of Dorsey, Christopher Graham and Dorothy Graham Buck, both of Tupelo, and Juanita Graham of Shelbyville, Tenn.; one sister, Lore Graham Stubbs of Memphis; seven grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two children, five sisters and two brothers.
TUPELO – Arthur L. Barnett passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Robert Walker, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Gilead 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. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday.
LAMAR – Evangelist Alma Gail “Pumpkin” Dortch, 51, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at her home in Lamar.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Concord M.B. Church at Slayden. 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 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday.
WEST POINT – Emma L. Barnes, 67, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at West Point Community Living Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church in Prairie. Burial will be in the Union Baptist Memorial Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
DUNWOODY, Ga. – Maxie Dee McCown Long, 80, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her residence in Dunwoody, Ga., after a long illness. Born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1932, she moved to Booneville and graduated from Booneville High School. She lived most of her life in Memphis with her husband of 52 years Willis Haskell Long, who passed away in 2004.
She attended Mid South Bible College, worked at Walden Book Stores and wrote newspaper articles for various local newspapers. She also worked a short time for the FBI in Washington D.C. She was a member of Hickory Hills Baptist Church in Memphis. For the most part, she enjoyed her time with her family, and was a prolific prayer warrior as most of her family and friends can attest.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Whitt Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
She is survived by her daughter, Marty Thomas (Jimmy); her three grandchildren, Joshua Thomas (Christy), Micah Thomas and Joel Thomas; and one great-grandchild, Audrey Marie Thomas,
She was preceded in death by her father, William F. McCown; and her mother, Lillie Dora McCown.
Visitation will be from 4 until 6:30 p.m. Saturday and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
RED BAY, Ala. – Joshua Waylon Peck, 29, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Vina, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.
Robert Nutt Jr.
WALNUT – Robert Jackson Nutt Jr., 60, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at his home in Walnut. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
PONTOTOC – Maxine Ruth died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
BOONEVILLE – Rebecca Michelle Peeks, 38, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Monroe, Wis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
BLUE SPRINGS – Services for Ophelia Mae Morris Robinson, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Living Word and Praise Sanctuary at the Link Center in Tupelo. Pastor Tony Hereford will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Dundee to Jerry Harris and Henrietta McBride, the fourth of 10 children. She married Lonnie James Robinson in 1943. She was a member of Living Word and Praise Sanctuary and very active in her faith. She was employed by North Mississippi Medical Center until her retirement.
She is survived by her children, Rosie Lee Lockridge, Lillie Jean Stevenson (William), Dorothy Jean Patterson, Oscar Lee Robinson, Johnnie Lee Robinson and Joseph Jerry Robinson; 19 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Sylvester; a special niece, Diane Grady; her special caregivers, Flora Hill and Tracey Westmoreland; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her siblings.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
AUBURN – Claudette Carol Leslie, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 2, 1936, in Gulfport to Gordon W. Mouring and Henretta Ladnier Mouring. After graduating high school, she married Andrew J. Leslie on Sept. 25, 1953, and served alongside him in the ministry for many years. She lived in the Auburn community for the past 19 years and worked in insurance sales before becoming disabled. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, quilting, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was active in Women’s Missionary Auxiliary.
A graveside service celebrating her life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Auburn Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Dale Franks and the Rev. Wexford Palmer officiating. Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Andrew Leslie of Auburn; son, Stephen Leslie (Debbie) of Plant City, Fla.; daughter, Patricia Livingston of Tupelo; brother, Keith Young of Gulfport; sister, Carolyn Gonzales (Teddy) of Holyoake, Mass.; five grandchildren, Wendy Randolph, Jon Terry, Michael Terry, Tabitha Galindo and Jeremy Leslie; great-grandchildren, Aleigha Gutierrez, Mary-Kamiren Randolph, Isabella Galindo, Miguel Galindo, Brayden Terry, Cayson Terry, Andy Leslie, Clay Leslie and Casey Leslie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cynthia R. Parker; and two brothers, Benny and Wayne Mouring.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FULTON – Mildred Sisk, 98, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at The Meadows. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel.