Obituaries February 28, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

E.C. Dozier
FULTON – Ernest Clyde “ E.C.” Dozier, 91, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 29, 1921, to Nath and Ila Clifton Dozier. He was a member of the Southern Hills Church of Christ. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air-Force. He was a heavy machine operator and a poultry raiser. He was an avid fisherman.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at the East Fulton Cemetery with Bro. Clyde Mize officiating. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Wilson (Mike), and one grandson, Grant Wilson (Angela), all of Fulton; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Jimmy Dozier (Mildred) of illinois; a special aunt, Reva Henderson of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Annie Lois Dozier; his grandson, Ken Moore; two sisters; three brothers; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Adrain Dozier, Trey Ott, Chandler Gilmore and Matt Gilmore.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Dozier, David Summers, Jim Comer and Jimmy Brassfield.

Donald Ross
RIPLEY – Donald Ray Ross, 53, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born April 1, 1959, to Nellie Thompson Bracken and the late Bud Ross. He was a Baptist by faith and disabled.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Buddy Sides and Bro. William Copeland officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Nellie Bracken of Ripley; his former wife, Rosie Mason of Blue Mountain; two daughters, Tammy Copeland (Paul) of Corinth and Breanna Ross of Blue Mountain; one son, Don Ross (Annette) of Ripley; one sister, Margaret Payne of Ashland; one brother, Terry Ross (Emma) of Ripley; six grandchildren, Tyler Wade of Ripley, Logan and Alex Eurek of Corinth, Kayla Ross, Johnny Ross and Kendra Newby, all of Ripley; one great-granddaughter, Addison Wade; special caregiver, Amanda Tovar of Ripley; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Carolyn Ross and Kathy Bewly; one brother, Charles Ross; and grandmother, Pansy Reagan.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Dickerson, William Doc Cobb, Joe Vaugh, Tomas Tovar, Ray Mason and Bobby Leopard. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Sanders, Terry Ross, Paul Copeland, Tyler Wade, Logan Eurek, Bailey Burns, Christian Burns, Benjamin Brown, Don Ross and Jeff Leopard.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Norman Clay
WEST POINT – Norman Clay, 57, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Herman M.B. Church. Burial will be in Greenwood 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.
Dillon Radke
BOONEVILLE – Dillon James Radke, 21, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Wheeler. Born Oct. 17, 1991, in Wausau, Wis., he was a graduate of Booneville High School. He was a factory worker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville. He enjoyed skateboarding, video games, basketball and spending time with his son.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden.
He is survived by the love of his life and the mother of his child, Rhiannon Zappa; their child, Luke Skyler Radke; his parents, Merlin and Nancy Radke of Booneville; two sisters, Amber Radke of Booneville and Anne Radke of Wausau, Wis.; grandparents, John and Arlene Radke of Marathon, Wis.; two nieces, Chelsea Radke of Wausau, Wis., and Kaydence Radke of Booneville; a nephew, Nicolas Radke of Wausau, Wis.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Leroy and Arlene Radke.
Pallbearers are Nicolas Draeger, Randy Radke, Justin Blaylock, Carlos Puentes, Jesse Scroggins, Charlie Scroggins, Nicholas Zappa and Tyler Zappa.

Dexter G. Taylor
FULTON – Dexter G. Taylor, 93, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at The Meadows in Fulton. He was born Jan. 21, 1920, to William P. Taylor and Savada “Maggie” Magnolia Gann Taylor. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years. He was a carpenter during his working years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and being outdoors.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Howard Curbow and Bro. Bob O’Neal officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Lavelle (Troyce) Taylor of Golden and Barbara (Robin) Thornton of Saltillo; four granddaughters, Cindy (Joel) Horn of Golden, Sherri (Chris) Telaga of Huntsville, Ala., Amy (Cory) Dewett of Guntown and Sarah (Brad) Bates of Jonesboro, Ark.; four great-granddaughters, Ashley Horn, Kelsey Horn, Maggie Telaga and Addison Dewett; two great-grandsons, Garrett Telaga and Brayden Dewett; brother, R.C. Taylor of Fulton; sister, Christine Gentry of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his father, William P. Taylor; his mother, Savada “Maggie” Magnolia Taylor; a brother, Cleborn Taylor; and three sisters, Esta Parker, Melinda Hardin and Emma Dee Thomas.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Sarah Richardson
FORNEY, Texas – Sarah Lee Richardson, age 89, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at her home. She was born April 23, 1923, in Tippah County to Will Smith and Dicie Little Smith.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Roy Forshea officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Robbie Kiest (Del) of Terrell, Texas; two grandchildren, Bryan Kiest (Lisa) and Steven Trentham (Susan); three great-grandchildren, Andrew Kiest, Adam Trentham and Ian Trentham; and a son-in-law, Bob Trentham.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Robert Creighton and Herman Richardson; and a daughter, Sarah Jane Trentham.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Libby Fuller
LUBBOCK, Texas – Elizabeth “Libby” Gross Fuller, 71, formerly of Iuka, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Visitation will begin at noon Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Sandra Garner
AMORY – Sandra Gaye Garner, 60, died on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Memphis, she was a daughter of the late Durain Harold and Anna Lee Whitset Edgeworth. She attended Amory High School and IJC. She married Terry Garner on May 27, 1988. Always smiling and full of life, she was a mother and friend to everyone. She worked as a seamstress with Amory Garment; in Outpatient Administration at NMMC; as an administrative assistant with her brother, Joe, at Mississippi Mortgage; and was working as an administrative office manager at MedPoint. She grew up in the Jehovah’s Witness church. She enjoyed shopping, Ole Miss sports, HGTV, decorating her home and a variety of music. Family, friends and her two dogs, Lucy and Jazzy, were important to her.
She is survived by her husband, Terry Garner of Amory; son, Jody Wilemon (fiancée, Reniee Robinson) of Amory; sister, Teena Pritchard of San Francisco, Calif.; brother, Joe Edgeworth of Tupelo; mother-in-law, Robbie Garner of Amory; nieces and nephew, Courtney Dean, Bailie Edgeworth and Robin Hadaway; special friends, Kathy Kuykendall and Delores Hadaway.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kandi Wilemon, and father-in-law, Albert Garner.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Alan Boozer, Glen Kuykendall, Allen Evans, David Adams, Dennis Maxwell and Teddy Hadaway. Honorary pallbearer will be Phillip Minga.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Gary Boyd
WALNUT – Gary John Boyd, 59, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was born June 24, 1953, to James Chester and Annie Hudson Boyd. He was a 1971 graduate of Walnut High School, where he holds the record for the most passes in a game. He was a material schedule coordinator for ThyssenKrupp for the past 32 years. He was a member of the Theo Church of Christ. An avid sports fan, he coached Little League softball and was clock keeper for Walnut football games. An avid Ole Miss fan, he enjoyed fishing, working on his farm and spending time with his grandsons.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Theo Church of Christ with Minster Ronnie Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan Johnson Boyd; daughters, Lindsey Cardwell (Shane), Haley Winter (Kevin); grandsons, Sawyer Cardwell, Hudson Cleat Winter, all of Walnut; sisters, Carolyn Hargis of Huntsville, Ark., Linda Gatlin and Janie Mathis, both of Walnut; seven nephews, 11 nieces; his mother-in-law, Grace Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Patricia Vick and Shirley Jackson; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Vick, Joe Jackson and Tom Hargis; and father-in-law, Cleatus Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Joey Jackson, Steve Vick, Rich Gatlin, Bryan Matthews, Patrick Vick Greg Matthews and Steve Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Meeks, the men of Theo Church of Christ and employees of ThyssenKrupp.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Friday, all at Theo Church of Christ.
Condolences can be left at www.memmorialcorinth.com.

Maedrew Mitchell
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Mary Maedrew Mitchell, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Red Bay Hospital in Red Bay, Ala.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Greenhill-Ezzell Cemetery in Russellville, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home.
Minnie Holmes
HOUSTON – Minnie Mae Holmes, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at her home.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at New Hope M.B. Church in Woodland. Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery in Woodland. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen in charge.
She is survived by five sons, Ira, Jamie and J.B. Holmes, all of Houston, Billy Holmes of Woodland and Willie Lee Holmes of Guntown; five daughters, Dorothy Watkins and Brenda Shotwell of Houston, Minnie Walker of West Point, Rose Mary Chandler of Woodland and Maggie Robertson of Prairie; two brothers, James and Sam Wofford of Woodland.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ollie Mae Wigginton
GOLDEN – Ollie Mae Wigginton, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at her residence. She was born May 6, 1923, in Mississippi. She was a seamstress for 40 years.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are three children, Diane Wigginton of Golden, Donnie Wigginton (Judy) of Rogersville, Ala., and Linda Ivey (Tommy) of Belmont; three grandchildren, Gary Ivey (Paula), Sandy Ingram (Jason) and Casey Wigginton (Emily); seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Wigginton; her parents, Charlie and Lila Reno Stanphill; and a grandson, Thomas Dwayne Ivey.
Pallbearers will be Gary Ivey, Jason Ingram, Casey Wigginton, Howard Wigginton, Orville Wayne Wigginton and Greg Nunley.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time on Friday.

Harold Womack
MANTEE – Harold Womack, 86, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Mantee to James “Jim” Alexander Womack and Zada Kolb Womack. He was retired from Badcock and Wilcox in West Point. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and a deacon of Crossroads Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Baptist Church with Bro. Buddy Pepper officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his two daughters, Jane Kinard of Starkville and Dorothy Stage (Bob) of Mantee; two brothers, Herbert Womack of Tifton, Ga., and Cecil Womack of Oklahoma; two sisters, Nora Spencer of Mantee and Averlee O’Neal of Clinton; two grandsons, Kenneth and Jonathan Stage; two stepgrandsons, Rodney and Russell Stage; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Olene Lewis Womack; his parents, James and Zada Womack; five brothers, Clatie Foster Womack, Edward Womack, Thomas Womack, James Womack and Glen Womack; one sister; and one grandson, William Blaine Meadows.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Henley, David Gore, Jonathan Stage, Kenneth Stage, Jaden Atkinson and William Spencer.
Visitation will from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time Friday.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.

Dianne Seaton
IUKA – Dianne Tumlinson Seaton, 61, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
James Garth
ABERDEEN – James Robert “King James” Garth, 60, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Belle Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday.
Access the online register book at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Gaston Brackeen
BOONEVILLE – Gaston Vinson Brackeen, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at North Missississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 30, 1928, in Alcorn County. He was a carpenter, a member of Kemps Chapel Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his four-wheeler, and trading dogs and horses.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery east of Rienzi.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ione Whitley Brackeen, whom he married on Sept. 22, 1955; a son, Richard Paul Brackeen (Alice) of Ward, Ark.; a daughter, Janie Sue Duncan (Winford) of Booneville; a brother, Joe Melvin Brackeen of Rienzi; two sisters, Geneva Crowe (Bruce) of Rienzi and Janette Chase (James) of Thrasher; three grandsons, Jeremy Shane Stewart (Julie) of Marietta; Joshua Shawn Stewart (Tina) of Potts Camp and Zachary Austin Whitley Brackeen of Rapid City, S.D.; two aunts, Ethel Gargus of Booneville and Irene White of Thrasher; an uncle, Eugene Joe Brackeen of Booneville; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Pryor Brackeen and Ethel Mae Moore Brackeen; and two brothers, Richmond Brackeen and James Elzie Brackeen.
Pallbearers are Shane Stewart, Joshua Stewart, Ronnie Chase, Donnie Chase, James Ray Plaxico and James “Bo” Stevens.
Honorary pallbearers are Grady Nash, Harold Graves, James Chase, Craig Wilbanks, Phillip Hopper and Ronnie Rippie.

Kay Grisham
TUPELO – Kathleen Yvonne “Kay” Grisham, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at her residence after an extended illness. A native of Pontiac, Mich., she was born Aug. 7, 1940, to Charles LaSalle Neve and Betsy Catherine Ormsby Neve. She grew up in Chicago and moved to the South a number of years ago. Her hobbies included making dolls and crocheting. An accomplished writer, she had four books published in the Science Fiction/Romance categories. She was a home healthcare nurse for a number of years with Gilberts Home Health. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor David McCain officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include seven children, Coral “Cory” Angel of Kirkville, Dale Neece of California, James “Tony” Neece (Keri) of Horn Lake, Jerry Grisham of Tupelo, Wanda Carpenter (Mike) of Ecru, Sandy Merritt of Blue Springs and Teresa White of Fulton; special friends, Bo and Jennie Collier of Booneville; 24 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren .
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Glen Grisham, on March 16, 2003.
Pallbearers will be Eugene Davis, Bill Smith, Chris Spillman, Bo Collier, Larry Hodnett and Michael Carpenter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

George Lamons
MEMPHIS – George W. Lamons, 40, formerly of Tupelo, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Ann Hopkins
BALDWYN – Ann Foster Hopkins, 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Martha Lucius
TUPELO – Martha Jean Lucius, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A native of Calhoun County, she was born Aug. 11, 1938, to the Rev. Wilson and Pansy Ramsey Long. She was a homemaker and loved caring for children, the elderly and the sick, flowers, cooking for her family and friends, and sewing. Her greatest gift was her sweet spirit and humble disposition. She had a servant’s heart and was a faithful prayer warrior. She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. George Rogers and the Rev. Bob O’Neal officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, William F. “Snap” Lucius of Tupelo; two daughters, Angie Sheffield (Mike) of Tupelo and Amanda Sanderford (Ricky) of Mooreville; two sons, Danny Lucius (Lisa) of the Randolph and Jeff Lucius (Julia) of Mooreville; three sisters, Mary Lamkin (John) of Grenada, Lynda Shackelford of Tupelo and Virginia Langford (David) of Saltillo; three brothers, Charles Long (Cathy) of the Dorsey, Buddy Long (Joyce) of Mooreville and Tim Long (Pam) of Tupelo; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Michael Turner, Matt Turner, Blake Sanderford, Austin Sanderford, Chris Sheffield and Jason Sheffield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Arlena Liggins
HOLLY SPRINGS – Arlena Hardin Liggins, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs.
Services will be at noon Friday at Chulahoma M.B. 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. Friday.

Marguerite Martin
TUPELO – Marguerite Easterling Martin, 92, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at The Sanctuary Hospice House. A native of Lee County, she was born March 10, 1920, to George W. and Clara Jones Easterling. She attended Cedar Hill High School, Grenada College, Northwest Mississippi Junior College in Senatobia, where she was on the basketball team, and Draughon’s Business College in Memphis. Her working career included Citizens State Bank, Tupelo Livestock Company and United Methodist Senior Services, from which she retired after 20 years of service. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tupelo, where she served as a former member of the Chancel Choir and the Belle Bennett Sunday School Class.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues, with the Rev. Jim Curtis and the Rev. Colby Cuevas officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include one son, Reese Martin (Amy) of Smyrna, Ga.; one sister, Lavenia Moore of Tupelo; one niece, Debbie McGehee (Richard) of Belden; two nephews, Bob Moore (Ginny) of Colleyville, Texas, and Jim Moore (Cathy) of Southlake, Texas; and her special caregiver, Freddie Morris.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Brook Martin; one brother, Les Easterling; and one sister, Rubye Sue Anglin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Senior Services, P.O. Box 1567, Tupelo, MS 38802 or Helping Hands, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 854, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Tommy Rutherford Sr.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Harvey Tommy Rutherford Sr., 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Zola Turner
OXFORD – Zola Mae Turner, 71, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A native of Lafayette County, she was born Feb. 20, 1941, to Phil Turner and Hesterine Malone. She was a member of Jeffries Chapel M.B. Church in Abbeville, where she was a member of the mother’s board. She loved attending gospel singings, fishing, cooking, cleaning her home and her grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Jeffries Chapel M.B. Church. The Rev. McArthur King will officiate. Burial will be in Jeffries Chapel Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Alicia (Clifton) Coleman of Oxford and Lula Malone of Abbeville; one son, Burley Malone of Abbeville; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Jeffries Chapel Church.

Nora Lee Samples
ALPINE – Nora Lee Samples, 6 months, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at her home. The daughter of Brad and Kelly Roberts Samples, she was born in Tupelo on Aug. 17, 2012. She was such a blessing and joy for her family and friends. Her loving face will be missed by all.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Felix Hutcheson Jr. and Bro. Joe Coggins officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include her parents; brothers, Tyler Thompson of the home, Cody Samples of the Jugfork community and Dakota Samples of Pontotoc; sister, Lexie Samples; her grandparents, John “ J.C.” and Agnes Samples of Alpine, and Jerry and Cynthia Roberts of Baldwyn; uncles, John Samples (Gina), Bob Tackett of Alpine and Kevin Roberts (Miranda) of Endville; aunt, Nancy Etheridge (Jesse) of Baldwyn; special aunt, Marilyn Ferguson of Baldwyn.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Thompson, Cody Samples, John Samples and Bob Tackett. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Roberts and Jesse Etheridge.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.