Obituaries February 2, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Robert Nutt Jr.
WALNUT – Robert Jackson Nutt Jr., 60, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at his residence in Walnut. He was born April 21, 1952, to Robert Jackson Nutt Sr. and Dorothy Wilkerson Nutt. He started earning his own way at age 14 by crawling on a dozier. He spent the next 45 years operating heavy equipment. He loved to hunt and enjoyed the outdoors. His nights were usually spent sitting out by a fire until late at night in his yard.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Studdard and Bro. James Voyles officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Dean Nutt of Walnut; one daughter, Peggy Jo Gadd of Ripley; three sons, James Nutt of Walnut, Sammy Nutt and Chris Nutt (Candice), all of Ashland; seven grandchildren, Austin Bonee of Falkner, McKynzie Nutt and Gavin Nutt, both of Florence, Hunter Lee Nutt of Walnut, Daniel Gadd and Summer Gadd of Tishomingo County, and Sydney Marie Nutt of Ashland.
Pallbearers will be Terry Clark, Doug Mitchell, Tim Tackett, Jose Ruiz, Gary Mitchell and Patton Paseur. Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Nutt, Chris Nutt, William Earl Brown and Danny Talbart.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Wayne Hussey
TUPELO – Russell Wayne Hussey, 55, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Word of Life Church. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Carolyn Sue Hill
TUPELO – Carolyn Sue Hill, 73, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at her home after an extended illness. She was June 15, 1939, to George and Ina Faust of Lafayette Springs. She was a member of Tupelo Baptist Church and was an avid animal caretaker for many years. She worked at North Mississippi Medical Center in the nursing department during the late 1960s and early 1970s. She was a loving wife for 54 years and a devoted mother and grandmother.
Graveside services will be noon Monday at the Corinth National Cemetery with Bro. Mike Drewery and Bro. Pat Ewing officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Hill of Tupelo; one son, Chris Hill (Bethany) of Shiloh Falls, Tenn.; three daughters, Regina and Renee Hill, both of Tupelo, and Emily Hill of Memphis; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Sandford, Buddy, Jack and Pat Faust; and one sister, Pawnee Faust.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy and Ricky Hill, Mike Hester, G.W. Dye, Glen Olita and Ray Warren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, 2400 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Baxter Tucker
PONTOTOC – William Baxter Tucker, 88, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of the Victory Life Center in New Albany. He was a retired captain in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He served with the U.S. Marines in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 16 in Pontotoc and the Pontotoc Marine Corps League.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bishop Raymond Bishop and Bro. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the West Heights Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Minnie Cupp Tucker of Pontotoc; his children, Joe Tucker (Beverly) of Pontotoc, Yolanda Tucker-Hall (Bobby) of New Albany, Mark Tucker (Sherry Phillips) of Pontotoc, Tim Tucker (Lorena) of Pontotoc and Eric Tucker (Anna) of Pontotoc; one sister, Louise Tucker of Pontotoc; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and three former foreign exchange students, Frederic Martinez of France, Roger Seidel of Germany and Tharatip Aramcharoen of Thailand.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert B. Tucker and Annie Mae Waldo Tucker; his sister, Hazel Sullivan; and his grandson, Lance Cpl. Marc Lucas Tucker.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Butler, Joseph Tucker, Beau Tucker, Ethan Tucker, Stacy Cowsert and Shane Cowsert.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Rudy James
BRANDON – Rudy V. James, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the V.A. Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley

Dorcellius Murray Jr.
WEST POINT – Dorcellius Murray Jr., 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Progress Street Church of God. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Jeffie Clark
CORINTH – Jeffie L. Clark, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Magnolia Hospital. He was born July 12, 1949. He received his education at Easom High School. He was an employee of CSG Specialist Group.
Services will be at noon Monday at Mt. Pleasant Church with the Rev. Sammy Agnew officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his companion, Lila Wade; his children, Trece Clark, Nicole Beavers, Danielle Clark and Angela Judd; his siblings, W.C. Clark (Keecia), Vance Clark (Brenda), Lola Clark, James Clark (Kim), Margaret Simmons (Terry), Cornita Clark, Cedric Clark (Tracie), Bobby Boyd and Sandra Thompson; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Clark Jr.; his parents, Fletcher Clark and Susie Mae Clark; and his grandparents, Marion Floyd, Minnie Floyd, Gladys Clark and Alberta Boyd.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Virginia Spinks
THOMASVILLE, Ala. – Virginia Clarice Spinks, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Chance, Ala. She was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Patsy Spinks of Norcross, Ga., and Carol Morris of Vanceboro, N.C.; two sisters, Ruth Dozier Wilkinson of Tupelo and Maudine Dozier of Thomasville, Ala.; three grandchildren, Courtney Diette, Hunter Morris and Jared Morris; six great-grandchildren, Caroline Diette, Jackson Diette, Avery Diette, Andrew Morris, Williams Morris and Olivia Morris.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Mitford Spinks, and a daughter, Mary Dean Spinks.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Thomasville United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Sedberry officiating. Burial will be in Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville, Ala. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to service time today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson Research, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008; or to the Thomasville United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

Maxine Ruth
PONTOTOC – Emma Maxine Welch Ruth, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was a longtime member of Gershorm Baptist Church. She was a lifelong friend to Olean Stutsy and Sue Chrestman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Donnie Finley and Bro. Derick Finley will officiate. Burial will follow in the Gershorm/Williams Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Ruth (Sandy) and Benny Ruth (Melinda); one daughter, Lamona Bramlitt; nine grandchildren, Chad Ruth, Matt Ruth, Joni Finley, Jessica Coker, Michael Ruth, Kayla Taylor Moore, Kalyn Bramlitt, Alicia Patterson and Chase Tidmore; 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Duane Ruth; a son, Johnny Myron Ruth; a grandson, Brad Ruth; two brothers, L.D. and Troy Welch; and a sister, Rudelle Smith.
Pallbearers will be Van McWhirter, Gerald Weeks, Rodney Mooneyham, Tommy Stutsy, Sam McWhirter and Jerry Mac Stutsy.
Visitation will continue from noon to service time today.
Linda Miller
HAMILTON – Linda Sykes Miller, 62, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. She was born March 30, 1950, to Durley Sykes and Lois Chandler Sykes in Aberdeen. She lived in Hamilton for the past seven years. She was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church, and she worked as a factory worker in the garment industry.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Ewalla Kay Jordan (Glenn) of Aberdeen and Darlene Burroughs (Gary) of Nettleton; one stepdaughter, Tammy Miller of Greenville; two sons, Daniel Dewayne Harris (Donna) of Leland Terrell Wayne Harris (Valerie) of Nettleton; two stepsons, David Miller and Jody Miller (Misty), all of Greenville; four sisters, Carolyn Walker of Aberdeen, Martha West (Ronnie) of Aberdeen, Brenda Walker of Hamilton and Durlynn Lavender (Glenn) of Aberdeen; two brothers, James Sykes of Hamilton and Frank Sykes (Martha) of Aberdeen; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, George Miller.
Pallbearers will be Lane Tyler, Colt Tyler, Zachary Jordan, Timothy Jordan, Halon Kelly and Rex Kelly. Brent Barnett will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
You can sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Gloria Regenold
BRANDON, Fla. – Gloria Ann Barnett Regenold, 60, formerly of Bruce, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her home in Brandon, Fla. She was born Oct. 13, 1952, in Memphis. She was a facility manager for storage units.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Brude with Bro. Rex Wilburn officiating, and Dr. Bob Burnham assisting. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Regenold III of Memphis; two sisters, June (Randy) Foust of Southaven and Shelia Stacy of Brandon, Fla.; one brother, Phillip (Gigi) Barnett of Nesbit.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Arthur Barnett Jr. and Lois Stacy Barnett, and a brother, Danny William Barnett.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at wwwparkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Rebecca Peeks
BOONEVILLE – Rebecca Michelle Peeks, 38, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Monroe, Wis. She was born Feb. 10, 1974, in Booneville. She was a homemaker, and she was a member of the Church of God. She enjoyed music and going to yard sales. She loved her family, especially her children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by two children, Nathan Peeks and Corey Peeks, both of Booneville; her mother and stepfather, Amanda and Don Morphis of Saltillo; her father, Dean Bonds (Louise) of Booneville; two brothers, Danny Bonds of Booneville and Aaron Morphis (Janine) of Bay St. Louis; her grandmother, Gwen Nell Thornton of Booneville; an uncle, Dewayne Thornton of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Horace Thornton, and Almus and Roxie Bonds.
Pallbearers are Don Morphis, W.L. Peeks, Aaron Morphis, Lee Dykes, Danny Bonds and Gary Grizzard.

Earl Grimes
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Earl Grimes, 83, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at ECM Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.
Mildred Sisk
FULTON – Mildred Coley West Sisk, 98, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at The Meadows, where she had resided one week. She was born Oct. 1, 1914, in Saltillo to Wiley Thomas Coley and Minerva Jane Koon Coley and grew up in Pontocola. She and her first husband, Jim West, moved to Arkansas in l940 where they farmed in the LePanto area. A spirited, independent woman, she loved the land and its produce, gardening and all animals, especially her dogs and cats. She developed a love of music as a child and loved listening to all kinds of music, especially gospel. She was of the Pentecostal faith, attending churches in Nettleton, Verona and Richmond. After the death of Mr. West in 1956, she married Buck Sisk, and they continued farming until his death in 1983.
A celebration of life service will be at 4:30 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Willis Miller officiating. Private burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to service time. Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth West Andrew of Dorsey; three grandsons, James Andrew (Amy) of Fulton, John Andrew of Dorsey and Shawn Andrew (Adrienne) of Southaven; 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, June Wilkes of Bloomfield, Ind.; a granddaughter-in-law, Robin Davis Newell (Larry) of Tupelo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Jim West and Buck Sisk; a grandson, Scott Davis; three sisters, Cloyce Hutchins, Irva Watson and Ethel Priest; and five brothers, Hartland, Marvin, Willie, Spurgeon and Orlando Coley.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

William Pettis Sr.
OXFORD – William Pettis Sr., 89, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Bobby Jones
PLANTERSVILLE – Bobby Jones died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Josh Peck
RED BAY, Ala. – Josh Peck, 29, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Red Bay Holy Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at noon today at the church and continue until service time on Sunday.

Abigail Mayo
NEW ALBANY – Abigail Elizabeth Chan Mayo, 8 months, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Beasley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the New Albany City Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce Huddleston
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Joyce Lynn Huddleston, 69, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Memphis. She was retired from General Electric with 39 years of service. She was a Baptist.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Antioch Cemetery in Ripley with Bro. Stacy McKee officiating. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Eddie Huddleston of Blue Mountain; her son, Mike Huddleston of Blue Mountain; her mother, Ella Cox (John) of Memphis; one brother, Michael Boyd Howell (Cathy) of Sardis.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Howell.
There will be no visitation.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Marilyn Vanderford
CORINTH – Marilyn Vanderford, 72, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Shady Grove Baptist Mission Cemetery.
Condolences can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.

Rita Kopp
HOLLY SPRINGS – Rita C. Heady Kopp, 95, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.

James C. Jackson
SENATOBIA – James C. Jackson, 97, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
Services will be at noon today at Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery at Glen.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time today.