Obituaries Jan. 14, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Edwin Woods
NEW ALBANY – Edwin Jr. Woods, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Charles Judon
NEW ALBANY – Charles Judon, 48, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

William Edwards
BLUE MOUNTAIN – William “Pedro” Edwards, 48, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1961, in New Albany to William Jr. Edwards and Linda Grisham Edwards.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Serenity Funeral Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his mother, Linda Edwards of New Albany; his sister, Debra (Ronnie) Jarvis of New Albany; and his companion, Carol.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Steve and Bob Edwards.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Edwards, Joe Grisham, Randy Daniels, J.D. Davis, Bryan Fryar and Darrell Hudson.
Eva Ramsey
AMORY – Eva Carolyn Ramsey, 80, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born May 16, 1929, to George Allen Minnis and Roberta Minnis in Amory. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church of Amory. She graduated from MCTS/West Amory High School and earned her cosmetology degree at Atlantic City, N.J. She was a former employee of LIFT Inc. Headstart. She was best known as one of the greatest cooks of Monroe County.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. James United Methodist Church in Amory with the Rev. Johniel Henry Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery of Amory, Darden & Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Keith Allen Ramsey (Carolyn) of Amory and Michael Eugene Ramsey (Greta) of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Sheryl (Nathaniel) Dilworth of Shannon; one sister, Georgia Mae Rogers of Amory; one brother-in-law, Gossie Lee (Clee) Jones of Amory; one niece, Willie Mae Long of Aberdeen; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, GeoNathan Mikeith “Mikey” Dilworth; two brothers, Willie D. Hodges and Alize Lee Marshall; four nephews, Nathan Marquis Hodges, Nathan Hodges Sr., Robert Hodges and Douglas Allen “Al” Jones; one brother-in-law, Isiah Manner Rogers; and three nieces, Jeaul Hodges, Jimmy Lou Hodges and Rhonda C. Dennis Whitfield.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Friday.

Joe Smith
MANTACHIE – Joseph O. “Joe” Smith, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at The Meadows. He was born Oct. 4, 1923, to Walter Jack and Bertha H. Kitchens Smith. He was a faithful, longtime member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church. He retired from Day-Brite after 38 years of service. He did plumbing and electrical work for the public. He was a World War II veteran. He served in the European Theater, Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of the Rhineland, and received many honors and medals. He was a Mason. An avid fisherman and reader, he enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves play.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Shiloh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Goodwin and Bro. Rank Boyette officiating. Burial will be in the Mantachie Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Danny Smith (Jean) of Blue Springs; one daughter, Phyllis Wilburn (Steve) of Baldwyn; one sister, Christine Foster, of Louisville; seven grandchildren, Bradley Smith (Ramona), Brian Rushing (Kim) and Michelle Allred (Steve), all of Mantachie, Leslie Johnson (Shannon) of Baldwyn, John Wilburn (Jaclyn) of Senatobia, and Lacy Hurd (Stevie) and Merrell Hankins, both of Mantachie; three step-grandchildren, Melissa Whitlow, Jessica Whitlow and Greg Whitlow (Carrie), all of Blue Springs; 17 great-grandchildren, Corey, Lonnie and Joseph Smith, Clay and Jolee Rushing, Jessica, Ashley, Reed and Chloe Allred, Seth, Peyton and Abbey Johnson, Luke Wilburn, Haley Baxter, Tristen Hurd, Edyn Baxter and Hunter Whitlow; a special friend, James Tucker; a special nephew, Charles Lee Cantrell; and a special niece, Vangie Kliendinst.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jonnie Lee Smith, on Feb. 25, 2005; two daughters, Brenda Rushing and Wanda Hankins; his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Center Star Lodge 322 and the Corinth Scottish Rite Bodies.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the Shiloh United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Corinth Scottish Rite Bodies, P.O. Box 1136, Corinth, MS 38835-1136, or Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Eva Long
TUPELO – Eva McBride Long, 84, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark., after an extended illness. She was born on Jan. 29, 1925, in Maben to H. Atwell and Minnie Lee Crowley McBride. She was a lifelong resident of Tupelo, but had lived with her son in Jonesboro, Ark., for the past four years. She retired as chief dispatcher/office manager after 32 years with Williams Transfer and Storage. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. A delightful conversationalist, she enjoyed life and was an in-charge lady who made a great difference in many people’s lives.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Bert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park in Verona.
Survivors include two sons, David L. Long (Ann Walker) of Jonesboro, Ark., and Jerry A. Long (Kim Cooper) of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Holly Long, Andy Long, Anaclaire Long and Dr. Cooper Long Ogg (Garrett); one great-grandchild, Anne Allen Ogg; and one sister-in-law, Erma Lee McBride of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert L. Long; and a brother, Hubert McBride.
Pallbearers will be Mike Williams, Melvin Harris, Rudolph Franks, Jeffrey Lewis, Bob Walker and Gary Walker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from noon until service time Friday.
Paul F. Simon
CLARKSDALE – Paul F. Simon, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. He was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Jonestown to Nannie Huskinson Simon and Joseph C. Simon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the National Guard for 37 years. He was retired from Stephens-Adamson Manufacturing. He was a deacon at the Oakhurst Baptist Church. He made several mission trips for the North Delta Baptist Association, Mission Discovery and World Changers. He was a member and past post commander of the American Legion, and a member of VFW 3936 and Clarksdale Masonic Lodge.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakhurst Baptist Church with Dr. Neal Creecy officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. National Funeral Home of Clarksdale is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann Stoddard Simon of Clarksdale; three daughters, Pam Byrd and Patricia Keenum (Steve) of Clarksdale, and Paula Ainsworth (Leon) of Tupelo; one sister, Margie Shields (Richard) of Clarksdale; one brother, Edward C. Simon (Pat) of Linton, Ind.; three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Jerome Byrd; and four brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Oakhurst Baptist Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arnold Reeves Sr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Arnold Ruff Reeves Sr., 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. He was born in Union County on Dec. 25, 1919, to George Washington Reeves and Maggie Ruff Reeves. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer, a salesman and a truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. Louie Williams officiating. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include Arnold Ruff Reeves Jr. (Marie) of Memphis, Phillip Owen Reeves of Collierville, Tenn., and Ronald Lynn Reeves (Elaine) of Memphis; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Owen Reeves; his parents; and eight sisters and two brothers.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. The American Legion will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the church.

Charles Kennedy
WALNUT – Charles Truett Kennedy, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 2, 1935. He retired from World Color with 19 years of service. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran with 20 years of service, including service in Vietnam. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church.
Services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Friday at County Line Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Johnson and Dr. David Skinner officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Trudy Kennedy of Walnut; one son, Charles Truett Kennedy Jr. wife, Trudy, of Corinth; one grandson, Chaz Kennedy and wife, Grace; one great-grandchild, Maggie; one sister, Wanda Hamm and husband, Anthony, of Walnut; a special nephew, Jordan Hamm and wife, Ashley, of Walnut; two sisters-in-law, Nene Tanega of California and Alice Poblete of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Kennedy, and his mother, Orilla Bright Kennedy.
Pallbearers will be Chaz Kennedy, Jordan Hamm, Anthony Hamm, R.L. Mathis, Larry Hearn and Michael Glisson.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the church and will continue Friday until service time.

Lee Simmons
NEW ALBANY – Charles Lee Simmons, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at his residence. He was born Nov. 14, 1940, in Myrtle to Elmo and Olga Fooshee Simmons. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a salesman for Union Grocery Company. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the United Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Everett officiating. Burial will be in Gerizim Cemetery in Myrtle.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jamison Simmons of New Albany; two daughters, Nicole Mayo (Matt) of Madison and Lezlie Simmons of Oxford; one sister, Dorothy Wells of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Milton Simmons (Debbie) of Altamont Springs, Fla., and Al Simmons of Myrtle; two grandchildren, Claudia and Mary Claire Mayo of Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Billy Dan Simmons.
The flag of the U. S. Navy will be flown in honor of his service to his country.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the New Albany Presbyterian Church, 605 Hwy. 15 S., New Albany, MS 38652.
Condolences may be sent to www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Joe Fred Brooks
MATHISTON – Joe Fred Brooks, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in Carthage.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Blythe Creek Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Juanita McCormick
OXFORD – Juanita Avent McCormick, 82, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Born in Oxford, she was a member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years and was active in her church circle. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cosmopolitan Book Club and the P.E.O. An avid bridge player, she loved to travel.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Eric Hankins officiating. A private family graveside service will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Morris and husband, Terry, of Pass Christian; one son, Cary McCormick and wife, Julie, of Etta; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Audley McCormick.
Visitation will be from 9 until 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Sav-A-Life of Lafayette County, P.O. Box 1193, Oxford, MS 38655 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601-7633.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Maureen Halloran
OXFORD – Maureen Regina Halloran, 65, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was born in Boston, Mass. She received her bachelor of arts in elementary and special education through Keane College in Union, N.J., and her master of education degree in educational psychology and community counseling through the University of Mississippi. She was a licensed professional counselor and psychologist, and served as a consultant in sociology. She was active in many facets of community service. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
A rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford with Father Joe Tonos officiating. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Anthony J. Verlangieri of Oxford; one daughter, Regina Moria Verlangieri of Oxford; two sons, Jason Verlangieri and Joseph Verlangieri, both of Oxford; one brother, Christopher Halloran of Oxford; and two grandchildren, Lucas Anthony Verlangiere and Logan Anthony Verlangieri.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Hoene.
Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105; Clayton Stevens Fund, c/o St. John’s Catholilc Church, 416 South 5th Street, Oxford, MS 38655; or to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.

Maxine Whittington
CLARKSDALE – Maxine Jackson Whittington, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at the West Point Community Living Center. She was the daughter of John Tom and Jessie Jackson, and the wife of Edward F. Whittington Jr. of Clarksdale. She lived in Clarksdale until the mid-1980s, when she moved to Homestead, Fla. After Hurricane Andrew destroyed her home in 1992, she returned to live in Columbus and Tupelo to be near her daughter and grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held Saturday. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, six granddaughters and two grandsons.
She was preceeded in death by her husband; her son, Edward F. Whittington III; and her daughter, Margaret Whittington Coker.

Mildred Smith
CORINTH – Mildred Ellen Smith, 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Corinth to Howard E. and Ruby Rorie Brown. After retiring from Brach’s Candy Factory, she became a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family and going to church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Carroll Talley and Bro. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Juliette Cemetery near Rienzi.
She is survived by six sons, Douglas Smith of Nettleton, Jimmy D. Smith of Corinth, Leonard and Richard Smith of Rienzi, Lonnie G. Smith of Plainfield, Ill., and Thomas Smith of Gahanna, Ohio; one brother, Mark T. Brown of Rienzi; one sister, Nellie Clark of Corinth; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Smith; her parents; one brother, Gilbert Brown; and one sister, Helen Crabb.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.

Louise Bennett
RIPLEY – Louise Daniel Bennett, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lila Voyles
CORINTH – Lila Voyles, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Paul Cooper
MOOREVILLE – Paul Wayne Cooper, 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at his home. He was born March 20, 1942, to Lonzo Eugene and Lena Ozelle Nanney Cooper. He worked in auto body work and antique car restoration and had previously worked in maintenance on the Tenn-Tom Waterway. He was also a contractor specializing in vinyl siding. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending antique car shows.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with the Rev. Gerald Gann officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Joyce Cooper of Mooreville; two daughters, Paula Renee Herrera (Chris) of Vernon, Ala., and Tina Burcham (John) of Counce, Tenn.; one brother, James Ray Cooper of Mooreville; three sisters, Fannie Turman of Mooreville, Bobbie Holloway, and Janet Scribner of California; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jimmy Eugene Cooper; and one sister, Mary Cooper.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Hill, Noel Franks, John Burcham, Chris Herrera, Joshua Herrera, and Jeremy Herrera.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Mantachie.

Bobbie Ann Lofton
WEST POINT – Bobbie Ann Lofton, 59, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Shady Grove Abbott Missionary Baptist Church in West Point. Burial will be in the Lofton Cemetery in Monpelier. 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.

Martha Tucker
CHICAGO – Martha Sledge Tucker, 92, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Jackson Square Rehabilitation Center in Chicago. She was formerly of Holly Springs.
Services will be at noon Friday at Grays Chapel 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 state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Friday.

Bobby Reynolds
CORINTH – Bobby Leon Reynolds, 53, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Hight Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Trish Reynolds Porterfield of Rienzi; one brother, William Reynolds of Illinois; nieces and nephews, Danielle Porterfield, Jori Porterfield, Landon Porterfield, Bobby Reynolds and Brandon Tolbert.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Leon Reynolds; his mother, Lanie Quay Stevens Reynolds; and his grandparents, Leon and Quilla Reynolds, and Pauline King.

Delores Bob
CORINTH – Delores Ann Bob, 52, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, in Lexington, Ala.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Hight Funeral Home in Corinth with Bro. Harold King officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include one son, Kevin Hawkinson of Corinth and one daughter, Janie King (Phillip) of Guys, Tenn.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today.

Minnie Vaughn
OXFORD – Minnie Vaughn, 76, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Bowie
OXFORD – Willie Frank Bowie, 83, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.

William Kinard Sr.
RENA LARA – William Kinard Sr., 96, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 3, 1913, to the Rev. Brown and Lena Kinard. He was a member of Morning Star M.B. Church. He was retired.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Temple Church of God in Christ with Rev. Levon Kinard officiating. Burial will be in Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon. Delta Burial Corp. of Clarksdale is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six sons, Alfred Kinard of Clarksdale, Edward Kinard of Rena Lara, Levon Kinard of Houston, Johnny Kinard of Rena Lara, William Kinard Jr. of Rena Lara and Melvin Kinard of Woodstock, Ga.; four daughters, Mae Brown of Memphis, Christine Daniels of Rena Lara, Shirley Lemon of Rena Lara and Vanessa Edwards of Ocean Springs.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Kinard; a son, Willie James; and a daughter, Earnestine.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Charles Reese
HAMILTON – Charles Norman Reese, 79, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 29, 1930, to Haron Ellis Reese Sr. and Willie Mae Eads Reese in Aberdeen. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He was a retired pipe-liner with Texas Eastern and a bi-vocational minister from 1973 until 1984. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force for two years. He was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Center Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Edwards and the Rev. Warren Coile officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lancaster Reese of Hamilton; two daughters, Norma Reese Springfield of Hamilton and Neita Reese Brasfield (Brad) of Amory; one sister, Betty Reese Beard (Lee) of Tulsa, Oka.; one brother, Jimmy Ray Reese (Charlene) of Columbus; six grandchildren, Daniel Mitchell Springfield, Caleb Reese Springfield, Lindsay Alyse Brasfield, Taylor Reese Brasfield, Lyndsey Williams and Cole Williams; two great-grandchildren, Kylie Reese Springfield and Kinsley Danielle Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Haron Ellis Reese Jr., Bennie Neal Reese and Kenneth Hill Reese.
Pallbearers will be Lem Holman, Terry Holman, Steve Holman, Russel Sloan, Ronald Sloan and Tommy Sanders.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Reeves and the adult men’s Sunday school class of Center Hill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Center Hill Baptist Church Benevolence Fund in Hamilton.
To sign the online registry or leave condolences, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

James Brown Jr.
OXFORD – James Anderson Brown Jr., 29, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home in Oxford.

James C. Snow
EGYPT – James C. Snow, 89, died at the Aberdeen Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Karl Lewison
PLANTERSVILLE – Karl C. Lewison, 55, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.

Allen Southard
TISHOMINGO – Allen Truman Southard, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Tishomingo. Burial will be in Carter’s Branch Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church two hours prior to service time today.

Georgia Smith
MOOREVILLE – Georgia A. Smith, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.

Frank Page Sr.
AMORY – Frank Orville Page Sr., 92, died Tuesday, Jan.12, 2010. Born in Bigbee on Nov. 17, 1917, Frank moved to Amory with his family at the age of 5 in 1923 after his father became employed with the Frisco Railroad. A lifelong resident of Amory, he graduated from Amory High School in 1936. While there, he was a quarterback on the football team and “Best Dressed.” In recent years, he was one of the few remaining members of the AHS Class of 1936.
One of only two in his high school class to attend a four-year college, he enrolled at Ole Miss the following year. He was treasurer of Phi Kappa Alpha, and after graduation from Ole Miss, took his first job with Commercial Credit in Blytheville, Ark. He left this job to come back home to enlist in the Army to serve his “required one year,” but soon afterward, the war broke out.
He spent five years in the Army, finally being promoted to the job of Regimental Sergeant Major. He married Geneva C. Page in Grenada on June 22, 1944. They were married 59 years until her death on Aug. 20, 2003.
After the war, he returned to Amory in 1945 and began working for Wilson Manufacturing Company, first as bookkeeper and, finally, becoming President and owner of Wilson’s 20 years later. His work over many decades touched hundreds of lives and helped to enhance the community that he loved. Over the years, hundreds of Amorians worked in his plants in Amory and Hamilton, where they affectionately referred to him as “Mr. Frank.”
He was a leader in the community. He and his family were members of First Baptist Church of Amory. He served as President of the Rotary Club, secretary of the Amory School Board, a member of Amory Federal Savings and Loan Board, Gov. White’s Eleemosynary Board (charity hospital), and introduced Gov. White in City Park, when the governor visited Amory.
He retired from the manufacturing business in 1977, and he continued to be engaged with his many personal interests. As a successful gardener, his family and friends enjoyed the fruits of his labor. He was a man of many hobbies and interests. One of his greatest gifts was management. He managed his farm well and also enjoyed raising cattle and was good with animals. Hunting, fishing and sports also brought much joy to his life.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Frank Page Jr. and his wife, Sylvia, of Birmingham, Ala.; two daughters, Carol Page Prevost and her husband, Tom, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Sara Page Newsome and her husband, Steve, of Conway, Ark.; his brother, Herbert B. Page of Amory; eight grandchildren, Chad Prevost and his wife, Shelley, of Chattanooga, Tenn., John Prevost of Chattanooga, Tenn., Cassie Newsome Francioni and her husband, Gino, of Little Rock, Ark., Leanne Newsome James and her husband, Ashley James, of Benton, Ark., John Newsome II from Conway, Ark., Elise Page Serota and her husband, Alex of Birmingham, Ala., Cameron Page and Foster Page of Birmingham, Ala.; and eight great-grandchildren, Eliah Prevost, Lucas Prevost and Lennyn Prevost, all of Chattanooga, Presley James and Hudson James of Benton, Ark., Mia Francioni and Cruz Francioni of Little Rock, Ark., and Hazel Serota of Birmingham, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Herbert Page, Mabry Allison, John Clingan, Billy Glasgow, Dwight Hood, Ronnie Johnson, Jerry Lantrip, Jackie Palmer, Fred Wright, Jerry Maxey, Dick Millender and Casey Ferguson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Prevost, John Prevost, John Newsome, Cameron Page and Foster Page. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at the E.
E. Pickle Funeral Home, 500 3rd Ave. South, Amory, Miss., with Dr. Allen Simpson officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Frank and Geneva Page Mission Fund Endowment c/o First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821.

William Kinard Sr.
RENA LARA – William Kinard Sr., 96, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 3, 1913, to the Rev. Brown and Lena Kinard. He was a member of Morning Star M.B. Church. He was retired.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Temple Church of God in Christ with Rev. Levon Kinard officiating. Burial will be in Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon. Delta Burial Corp. of Clarksdale is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six sons, Alfred Kinard of Clarksdale, Edward Kinard of Rena Lara, Levon Kinard of Houston, Johnny Kinard of Rena Lara, William Kinard Jr. of Rena Lara and Melvin Kinard of Woodstock, Ga.; four daughters, Mae Brown of Memphis, Christine Daniels of Rena Lara, Shirley Lemon of Rena Lara and Vanessa Edwards of Ocean Springs.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Kinard; a son, Willie James; and a daughter, Earnestine.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Charles Reese
HAMILTON – Charles Norman Reese, 79, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 29, 1930, to Haron Ellis Reese Sr. and Willie Mae Eads Reese in Aberdeen.
He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He was a retired pipe-liner with Texas Eastern and a bi-vocational minister from 1973 until 1984. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force for two years. He was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Center Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Edwards and the Rev. Warren Coile officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lancaster Reese of Hamilton; two daughters, Norma Reese Springfield of Hamilton and Neita Reese Brasfield (Brad) of Amory; one sister, Betty Reese Beard (Lee) of Tulsa, Oka.; one brother, Jimmy Ray Reese (Charlene) of Columbus; six grandchildren, Daniel Mitchell Springfield, Caleb Reese Springfield, Lindsay Alyse Brasfield, Taylor Reese Brasfield, Lyndsey
Williams and Cole Williams; two great-grandchildren, Kylie Reese Springfield and Kinsley Danielle Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Haron Ellis Reese Jr., Bennie Neal Reese and Kenneth Hill Reese.
Pallbearers will be Lem Holman, Terry Holman, Steve Holman, Russel Sloan, Ronald Sloan and Tommy Sanders.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Reeves and the adult men’s Sunday school class of Center Hill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Center Hill Baptist Church Benevolence Fund in Hamilton.
To sign the online registry or leave condolences, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

James Brown Jr.
OXFORD – James Anderson Brown Jr., 29, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home in Oxford.

James C. Snow
EGYPT – James C. Snow, 89, died at the Aberdeen Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Karl Lewison
PLANTERSVILLE – Karl C. Lewison, 55, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.

Allen Southard
TISHOMINGO – Allen Truman Southard, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Tishomingo. Burial will be in Carter’s Branch Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church two hours prior to service time today.

Georgia Smith
MOOREVILLE – Georgia A. Smith, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.