Obituaries February 12, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Maggie Brown
BLUE SPRINGS – Maggie Sue Reeder Brown, 97, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at her residence. She was born Feb. 16, 1914, in Cherry Creek to W. Adrian Reeder and Cora Fleming Reeder. She was a housewife and a member of the Locust Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Ronnie Goodwin and Rev. Sammy Little officiating. Burial will be in the Cherry Creek Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Arweeda J. Coker (Don) of Fulton and Nita I. Brown of Blue Springs; a son, Harry D. Brown (Ann) of Blue Springs; three grandchildren, Lori Wallace, Chad Coker (Catherine) and Brian Brown (Chamila); five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Bernice Reeder; and a brother-in-law, Hollis Brown (Oneta) of El Paso, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lonnie Dean Brown; three sisters, Mary Whittington, Alice Stark and Kathryn Nagle; and five brothers, Joe Reeder, Harry Reeder, Len Reeder, Burns Reeder and Noel Reeder.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Sonny Sanders
BOONEVILLE – Sonny Nell Sanders, 57, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
George Butler
TUPELO – George Miller Butler, 72, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on Aug. 10, l939, to Arthur Miller Butler and Donie Mae Bowlin Butler. He graduated from Olive Branch High School in l959 and from his beloved Mississippi State University in l963 with a degree in Forestry. He served six years in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He began his 37 year career with the Mississippi Forestry Commission as County Forester in Rankin County and moved to Tupelo in 1970 where he was District Land Management Forester. He retired in 2001 as Northeast Mississippi District Forester. He had a great love for the outdoors and all God’s creation, especially a well-managed tree farm. He loved quail and deer hunting, all things Mississippi State and fellowship with his family, his granddaughters, who affectionately knew him as Poppa, and his many friends everywhere. He was a longtime member of the Harrisburg Baptist Church where he formerly served as a deacon. A giving person, he gifted his body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for medical research.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harrisburg Baptist Church with Dr. Forrest Sheffield and Bro. David Smith officiating. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Wray Butler, to whom he married in West Point on July 18, 1964; his son, Daniel Butler and wife, Dana, and their two daughters, Emma and Erin, all of Little Rock; four brothers, John (Cindy), Henry (Wanda) and William (Kate) Butler, all of Corinth, and Bobby (Jean) Butler of Arkadelphia, Ark.; his in-laws, William Earl Wray, Wayne and Josephine Wray, Joe and Ruby Wray, Earlene Wray Williford, all of West Point, and Olyn and Johnnie Wray of Mantachie; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation will begin 30 minutes prior to the service at the Church.
Memorials may be made to Harrisburg Baptist Church Bldg. Fund, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801; Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802; or Palmer Home for Children, 912 11th Ave. South, Columbus, MS 39701.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Martha Fikes
SALTILLO – Martha Fikes, 69, met her Savior face to face Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born March 27, 1942, in Lee County to Floyd and Faye Griffie. She was a longtime cosmetologist and most recently worked as a customer service representative at BancorpSouth. She was a member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church and a former Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed gardening, baking, traveling and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She served her family from a heart of humility and truly embodied the commandment to love thy neighbor as thyself.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Belden Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Davis officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Fikes of Saltillo; three children, Melanie Golding (Danny) of Belden, Craig Fikes (Samantha) of Tupelo and Jason Fikes of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Jean McCarthy (Billy) of Mantachie and Judy Cameron of Fulton; one brother, Kenneth Griffie of Amory; six grandchildren, Zachary Golding (Heather), Whitney Loving, Molly Mitchell Golding, Claire Golding, Taylor Fikes and Garmon Fikes; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Samuel Craig Fikes.
Pallbearers will be Zack Golding, Scott Clouse, Sam Griffie, Matt Stanford, Terry Hamm and Mike Fikes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Doris Williams
WOODLAND – Doris Johnson Williams, 88, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Woodland. She was born Aug. 16, 1923, in Redland to Horace Greely Johnson and Lena Williams Johnson. She loved her family, her church and her Lord. She taught children’s Sunday school classes as long as she was able and was a faithful member to Houston Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading through the entire Bible every year. She was an excellent cook and loved her potted plants and gardening. She was a homemaker.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. Don Locke officiating. Burial will follow at Houston Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Alice and Lanny Wilson of Houston and Jeanie and Jimmy Smith of Woodland; her grandchildren, Kevin and Jennifer Smith, Derek and Casey White, David White, and Kelli and Neal Myatt; her great-grandchildren, Kaley Myatt, Madison Berry, Kyle Berry, Allie Rhae Smith, and Claire White; her sister, Laura Peden of Houlka; her brother, Thomas L. and Faye Johnson of Spring, Texas; her sister-in-law, Laverne Johnson; and a special niece, Lisa Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Williams; and her brothers, Ray Johnson, Roy Johnson and Lynn Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Smith, Derek White, David White, Neal Myatt, Bruce Franks and Jim Meyers.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Houston Presbyterian Church, 224 West Washington St., Houston, MS 38851.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message at the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Mauveline Lambert
BOONEVILLE – Mauveline Furtick Lambert, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2012, at home. She was born Jan. 12, 1921, to B.A. and Laura Davis Furtick. She was member of the Tuscumbia Baptist Church and was a housewife.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jason Pilcher and Bro. Ed Lowrey officiating. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Norma Lambert of Booneville; one son, Freddy (Carolyn) Lambert of Booneville; two grandchildren, Sandy (Jason) Jackson and Corey (Nikki) Lambert; and three great-grandchildren, Jeb Jackson, Ashton Cade Lambert and Emma Kate Lambert.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil D. Lambert; her parents; three sisters, Marie Huddleston, Mattie Shackelford and Mae Davis; and two brothers, Ben F. Furtick and J.D. Furtick.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Sadie Bowen
CORINTH – Sadie Cooley Bowen, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1929. She was retired from Magnolia Regional Health Center and was an Air Force veteran. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her family. She was a member of Waldron Street Christian Church.
Services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Ted Avant, Bro. Kevin Cooley and Charlie Browning officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Ernest Darris Bowen of Corinth; her son, William Todd Bowen of Corinth; her daughter, Cheryl Denise Dean and husband Lane of Olive Branch; her grandchildren, Sara Denise Dean and fiancee Ethan Dunn of Memphis, and Corrie Melissa Dean of Olive Branch; her sister, DeLois C. Meeks of Corinth; her brother, William A. Cooley Jr., and wife Linda; her brother-in-law, Delbert Bowen and wife Marie of Michie, Tenn.; her sisters-in-law, Brenda Browning and husband Charlie of Corinth, Bonitha Rast of Corinth and Betty Openbrier and husband, Joe of Memphis; and many nephews, nieces and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, William A. Cooley Sr.; her mother, Sarah Effie Cooley; her brother, Prentiss Cooley; her sisters, Martha P. Harber, Louise C. Winsett and Nellie Grace Cooley; and brothers-in-law, J.B. Meeks, C.A. Winsett, Richard Harber, Johnny Rast and James Bowen.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the building fund of Waldron Street Christian Church.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Glenda Sanderson
IUKA – Glenda A. Sanderson, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She attended Fifth Street Baptist Church. She was retired from the NMMC in Iuka where she worked as a radiology technician.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove Cemetery with Bro. Tony Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Tracy Livermore of Germantown, Tenn.; one son, Buzz Sanderson and wife, Sonya, of Iuka; one brother, Charles Sanders of Memphis; one sister, Sue Hall of Iuka; and four grandchildren, Paisleigh, Luke, Eli and Lila Grace Sanderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Olen and Lila Sanders; and a brother, Carol Ed Sanders.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Sgt. 1st Class Billy A. Sutton
MOOREVILLE – Sgt. 1st Class Billy A. Sutton, 42, U.S. Army, Afghanistan, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Afghanistan where he commanded a Battalion on his 3rd tour of military duty.
A celebration of his life, with full military honors, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Tupelo Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Pets for Patriots, 218 E. Park Ave., Suite 543, Long Beach, NY 11561; or the Tupelo Veterans Memorial Mark, P.O. Box 3608, Tupelo, MS 38803.
A full obituary will follow in Thursday’s paper.
Mary Wade
SMITHVILLE – Mary A. Wade, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was born April 3, 1937, in Amory to Stanley Harris and Velena Russoe Tate. She attended Bigbee School. She retired from Day-Brite Industries in Tupelo. Always sharing God’s love, she loved visiting with her church family. A loving and caring mother, she enjoyed the special bond shared with all her grandchildren, especially her great-granddaughter, MaKenzie. She enjoyed taking long walks, reading while sitting on the porch, talking on the phone and listening to gospel and country music.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters, Janice Horne (Robert) of Smithville and Darlene Nelson (James) of Amory; son, Joseph A. Wade Jr., “Joe,” of Amory; brother, Billy Tate of Bigbee; grandchildren, Tammy Smithey, Robbie Horne, Amanda Horne, Jessica Bell, Penny Horne, Alex Wade, Brandon Wade, Brandy Addington and Josh Addington; great-grandchildren, Paige Horne, MaKayla Horne, Tiffany Smithey, MaKenzie Smithey, Savannah Padfield, A.J. Padfield, Xavier Kelly, Hunter Brown, Stormy Brown, Alex Bell, Dakota Roe and Wes Addington; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Mark Horne.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Wade; daughter, Cindy Addington; sisters, Betty Pearson and Fay Ashland; and brothers, Donnie and Tony Tate.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Smithey, Robbie Horne, Mike Bell, John Addington, Josh Addington and Danny Horne.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Hilda Holloway
AMORY – Hilda Hollis Hadaway, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at her residence.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home. Complete arrangements will be announced later.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Tom Whisenant
NEW ALBANY – Tom Whisenant died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany.