Obituaries February 17, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Toshiko Smith
OKOLONA – Toshiko Haraguchi Smith, 75, died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at her residence south of Okolona. Toshiko was born in Tobata, Japan on May 14, 1937 to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Haraguchi. She met and married her husband of 52 years, Billy B. Smith, on June 15, 1960, while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force in Japan. They made their home on the Smith family farm in Chickasaw Co. until her death on Saturday. She was a master housewife who cared deeply for her family. She was an avid TV game show watcher with her favorites being Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. She loved cooking and was especially noted for her southern cooking skill as well as her native Japanese dishes. A shopping enthusiast, she enjoyed meeting people, good conversation and sharing her jovial, silly personality. She was an avid sports fan, especially cheering on the New York Yankees. She was a longtime member of the Boone’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dr. Wallace Cason III and the Rev. H. B. Miller officiating. Burial will be private.
Survivors include her husband, Billy B. Smith of Okolona; her daughter, Kathy Smith Lee and husband, Danny of Madison; her son, Henry R. Smith of Okolona; her grandchildren who affectionately knew her as Grandma, Matthew and Michael Lee of Madison; her brothers-in-law, Johnny Smith (Deana) of Gibson and Charles Smith (Effie Mae) of Okolona; nephews and niece, Larry, Jack, Margaret, Rick, David and Gene.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Smith; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Jean Durham.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Boone’s Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Johnna Corley, 341 CR 411, Okolona, Miss. 38860.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Randy Rye
PONTOTOC – William Randle “Randy” Rye, 56, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 30, 1956, to William Thomas “Tom” Rye and Mary Alice Stegall Rye. He graduated from South Pontotoc High School in 1974 and was a farmer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chpael in Pontotoc, with the Rev. Earl Barron officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Alice Stegall Rye of Pontotoc; his sister, Stephanie Rye (Lonnie) of Pontotoc; and a several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Thomas “Tom” Rye.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Homan, Mitch Hester, Jesse Johnson, Kenny King, Roger Stegall and Jay Poe. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Earnest, Thomas Stone and James William Stegall.
Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Charles Simmons
WATER VALLEY – Charles “Buddy” Simmons, 64, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Turkey Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Calhoun County.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Turkey Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 80 CR 289, Water Valley, MS 38965 or the Buddy Simmons Funeral Fund, P.O. Box 160, Oxford, MS 38655.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
James Buse
KENOSHA, Wis. – James Henry Buse, 83, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at United Hospital System, St. Catherine’s Campus. He was born Aug. 24, 1929, in Guntown, to Burl Benjamin and Maude (Buse) Buse. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korea War until being honorable discharged on Sept. 4, 1948. He moved from Mississippi and lived in Kenosha for 53 years. He was united in marriage to Gena B. Buse in Kenosha on March 3, 1953. He was a tool and die maker for American Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He returned to Mississippi in 2006 where he stayed for five years, then moved back to Kenosha to be close to his family. He attended First Baptist Church. He was involved in his community as a Mason, a Shriner and a member of Local 72 Retirees. He enjoyed tinkering with antique cars, one of which was his 1957 Chevy that he passed down to his grandson, Benjamin. He enjoyed playing cards, Rook, dominoes but mostly was a true family man.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, 3700 47th Avenue, Kenosha, Wis. Entombment with full military honors will follow in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park Mausoleum. Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna (T.J.) Mews of Racine, Wis.; his grandson, Benjamin; his brother, Fred (Nell) Buse of Guntown; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on Nov. 5, 2005; eight brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation is 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with a Masonic Lodge service at 7 p.m.
Online condolences may be left at www.piasecki-althaus.com.

Fred Riley
BRUCE – Fred D. Riley, 78, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. He was born on May 29, 1934, in Bruce. He was the son of D.U. “Dude” and Beatrice Brasher Riley. He graduated from Bruce High School and Delta State University. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. After returning from Germany, he moved to Jackson, where he worked 20 years for National Cash Register in sales. He loved his family, friends, training Labrador Retrievers, cooking wild game and duck hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle U. “Dude” and Beatrice Riley; a sister, Maudine Riley Baldwin (Billy); one brother, Dewey Riley (Nora); and one nephew, Eugene Riley.
He is survived by two nieces, Donna Catrett (Marvin) of Houma, La., and Beth Baldwin Madison (Ronny) of Fayette, Ala.; and three nephews, William Baldwin (Mary) of Iuka, Dewey Riley (Laura) of Houma, La., and Fred W. Riley (Rosalee) of Houma, La.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at Bruce with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Billy Edmondson
VARDAMAN – Billy Edmondson died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his residence. He was born Feb. 8, 1952. He was a member of Varadaman First Baptist Church and a self-employed concrete contractor. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Service is at 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Vardaman, with Bro. Don Wilson officiating. Interment is at Midway Cemetery.
He is survived by his son, Shawn Edmondson (Phadra) Of Vardaman; daughter, Heather M. Edmondson of Calhoun City; mother, Melba Hitt of Vardaman; brothers, Carl Edmondson (Gena) of Vardaman, David Earl “Ken” Edmondson (Diane) of Pontotoc, Jeff Clements (Teresa) of Vardaman and Jerry Clements (Barbara) of Tupelo; sisters, Diane Kirby (Danny) of Houston and Nita James of Calhoun City; and grandchildren, Latreece Cardwell and Braxton Edmondson.
He was proceeded in death by his father, James Edmondson; brother, Dale Halloway; grandparents, Jim and Estelle Reedy, Tom and Thelma Edmondson; and stepfather, Bill Clements.
Pallbearers are Kenny Hamilton, Wade Hamilton, Earl McGregor, Bobby Parker, Dewayne Winter and Gelacio Suasti, Verga “Angel”. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Cardwell, Robert Wright, Kemp Lucius and Mark Lucius.
Visitation is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Online Condolences can be made at parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Pearlie Logan
ABBEVILLE – Pearlie Thompson Logan, 96, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at her home. Arrangmements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
Sammy Inmon
NETTLETON – Sammy Inmon, 75, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his residence. A life-long Nettleton native, he was born on July 20, 1937, to Wylie Anderson and Valker C. Inmon. He owned and operated Inmon’s Furniture for many years. He was a member of Nettleton Pentecostal Church and currently served as a board member.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nettleton Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Larry and Jordan Davis officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery in Nettleton. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Norene Inmon; two daughters, Rhonda Vaughn (Michael) of Hatley and Patti Guin (Jason) of Plantersville; two sons, Ricky Inmon (Tammi) and Randle Inmon (Paula), both of Nettleton; 13 grandchildren, Carrie Neal, Chris and Dustin McKay, Lily and Joseph Guin, Jason and Timothy Foster, Brandon Inmon, Lacey Fay Finney, Courtney, Austin and Wesley Fay and Chad Vaughn; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Frances Warren of Brewer, Jane Rhudy (G.C.) of Nettleton, Brenda Rogers (Eddie) of Texas, and Martha Fay Inmon of Nettleton; and two sisters-in-law, Annie Lee Inmon and Charlotte Waltz.
He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Dale Strawn; his daughter, Kathy Foster; and one brother, Junior Inmon.
Pallbearers will be The Bible Class of Nettleton Pentecostal Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Tammi Inmon and Merle Hipps.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Reynole Clayton
MANTACHIE – Reynole Wallace Clayton, 78, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his home. He was born March 18, 1934, to Jap and Rennie Mae Wallace Clayton. He worked at Penn Tire for 18 years, until it closed. He then went back to school an earned a degree in electronic technology and started his profession in Biology Medicine at the North Mississippi Medical Center, where he worked until his retirement in 1999. He was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir. He was a wonderful domino player and loved growing tomatoes, peanuts and huge watermelons. He especially loved fishing on the Tennessee River.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Lloyd Minor and Bro. Garry Carroll officiating. Burial will be in the Walton cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Ellen Clayton; two sons, Reynole “ Bear” Clayton and David Clayton (Donna), all of Mantachie; one daughter, Betty Brown (Larry) of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Dave Clayton (Melissa), Casey L. Clayton (Casey), Britney Brown and Whitney Brown; four great-grandchildren, Noah, Gabi, Ali and Asher Clayton; four sisters, Oleta Haven of Mobile, Ala., Eva Loden of Tupelo, Clara Moore of Mantachie and Joyce Brown (Odis) of Tupelo; one sister-in-law, Ruby Clayton of Fulton; and special friends, Donald, Charlotte, and Tiffany Yielding and Dr. Julian Loden.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Trelvie and Thurman Clayton; one sister, Christine Moore; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Gary Moore, Dr. Gearl Loden, Andrew Malone, Jason Engle, Johnny Easterling, Brent Moore, Danny Moore, and Mark Clayton. Honorary pallbearers will be the domino players in Mantachie and Fulton.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
Online condolences may be expressed at mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Mott
TUPELO – Joseph E. Mott, 78, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lee County, on May 9, 1934, to Charles E. and Elzia Mae Pope Mott. He was an electrician by trade and worked for several local companies.
Services will be at noon Monday at the Euclatubba Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Covington officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Finkel (David) of Saltillo; three sons, Gerald Mott (Barbara) of Fawn Grove, Jody and Jerome Mott, both of the Auburn Community; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and the mother of his children, Geraldine Bishop Mott.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and 11 siblings.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Jerry Cummings
CORINTH – Jerry Alvin Cummings, 55, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at his residence.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Interment is at Holly Cemetery.
Visitation is noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Margaret McCollum
MOOREVILLE – Margaret Jean McCollum, 83, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks. She was born in Itawamba County on June 20, 1929, to Eugene and Zelda Hankins Walton. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting, plants and especially flowers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Jimmy Hutcheson officiating. Burial will be in West Heights Cemetery in Pontotoc.
Survivors include two sons, James McCollum (Cindy) and Roy McCollum (fiancee, Alisha Kizer); one daughter, Avielee Underwood (Curtis); three sisters, Marty Holihan, Gartha Creekmore and Fannie Lee Lackey; 18 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John McCollum; four children, Jerry McCollum, Martha Yeager, Andrew Umpfrees and Margarie Fowler; and son-in-law, John; and four brothers, Otha, Glen, Dale and Theron Walton.
Pallbearers will be Dale McGhee, Terry and James McKinney, Tim Rock, Jamie McCollum and Chris Holloway.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Dayton Taylor
BOONEVILLE – Dayton W. Taylor, 96, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Tishomingo Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Sally Lindsey
FULTON – Sally Lindsey, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at her residence. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and she was friendly to everyone. She retired as a seamstress from Lucky Star and she enjoyed cooking. She was a member of the Church of God.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Marvin Henry officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Gayle Scott of Fulton and Sharon Holland of Baldwyn; one son, Carl Jason Lindsey of Baldwyn; three sisters, Ruth Engleman of Florida, Thelma Lambert of Texas and Velma Blaine of Mississippi; three brothers, Bill Henry of Evergreen Bro. Marvin Henry of Baldwyn and Robert Henry of Louisville; grandchildren, Jennifer Thomas, Ricky Hodge, Veronica Brown, Carrie Crook, Lori Crook, Matthew Crook, Jessica Gray, Brienna Scott, Andrea Scott, Michael Gray, Bradley Hall, Brandon Hall, Tessa Crook, Stephanie Roberts; a number of great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lindsey; daughters, Lola Sue Brown and Carrie Lynn Potts; sons, William Crook and Michael Crook; granddaughter, Miranda Scott; daughter-in-law, Renea Crook; her parents, Newton and Eunice Berryhill Lindsey; and two brothers and six sisters.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Jackie Rouse
AUBURN – Jackie Rouse, 57, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Genette Barrett
BELMONT – Genette Payne Barrett, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Red Bay Hospital. She was born in Belmont to Den and Gertrude Payne. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and was an employee of Blue Bell for 40 years and also Mid-South Drapery.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at New Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Brian Weems and Bro. James Segars officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are two daughters, Jackie Moody (W.D.) and Sheila Sparks (Rick), all of Belmont; five grandchildren, Tiffany Wigginton (Shone), Tamara Sparks (Kyle), Tyson Dill, Curt Sparks and Nick Sparks; five great-grandchildren, Morgan Huggins, Cole Wigginton, Gabby Wigginton, Bristol Sparks and Bentlee Sparks; two brothers, Bob Payne (Mary) and Billy Joe Payne (Doris), all of Belmont; and one sister, Eloise Parker (Elbert) of Vina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Braxton Barrett; her parents; and five sisters, Lenette McDonald, Gladys Sparks, Lorene Credille, Jewel Pardue and Evelyn Sparks.
Pallbearers will be Dicky Sparks, Bill McDonald, Shane McDonald, Ted Sparks, Mark Chumbley and Eric McDonald.
Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. today at New Bethel Baptist Church.

Rev. Charles Kelly
TUPELO – The Rev. Charles A. Kelly, 86, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.