Obituaries Jan. 15, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

James E. Moore
HOUSTON – James E. Moore, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at his home. He was born July 8, 1929, in Chickasaw County to Ezekiel Thomas Moore and Sevellar Higginbotham Moore. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Thorn Church of God, the VFW and the American Legion.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thorn Church of God with Bro. Frank Sample and Bro. Arnold Amason officiating. Burial will be in Ellzey Cemetery at Vardaman. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Marible Moore of Houston; three sons, Danny Moore and Billye of Bruce, Garry “Bubby” Moore and Joyce, and Wayne Moore, all of Houston; two daughters, Anita Moss and Herman, and Leann Nabors and David, all of Houston; one brother, John A. “Pap” Moore of Houston; 11 grandchildren, Billy Moore, Rosanna Jemes and Kevin, Joshua Moore and Jessica, Karsunn Moore, Victoria Moore, Rebecca Pruett and Clint, Brian Moss and Casey, James Alan Moore, Jessie Moore, and Juliana Moore; seven great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Connor Moore, William and Mira Jemes, Kayla and Mollie Pruett, and Cason Moss.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Rena Johnson, Ruby Walker, Virginia McMinn and Sarah Brooks; and four brothers, Robert Moore, Bill Moore, Tom Moore and Bufford “Corky” Moore.
Pallbearers will be Billy Moore, Joshua Moore, Karsunn Moore, James Alan Moore, Jessie Moore, Brian Moss, Dewitt Moore and Jerry Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be the DB Softball Team.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association or North Mississippi Hospice, 600 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Visit the online registry at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
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. Saturday 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.
Frances Hathorne
HOLLY SPRINGS – Frances Allen Hathorne, 86, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at her home in Holly Springs. She retired from Rust College in April 2009 after 63 years of exemplary service and commitment. For more than 30 years she was executive secretary and treasurer for J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home. She was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Holly Springs, where she served as United Methodist Women president. She served 15 years as youth coordinator. She was the first black UMW conference treasurer and the first black district treasurer. She then became the conference treasurer. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She was a retired coordinator of Alumni Giving at Rust College.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Doxey Auditorium on the campus of Rust College in Holly Springs. The Rev. F.H. Brown will officiate. Burial will follow at Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Maureen H. Jones of Holly Springs; a son, Alan M. Hathorne of Holly Springs; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Hathorne of Yazoo City; five grandchildren, Laurens A. Hubbard of Memphis, Jonathan M. Hubbard of Holly Springs, Ashana D. Parker of Chattanooga, Tenn., Rylyn J. Moore and Milya J. Moore, both of Yazoo City; two sisters, Thelma O. Martin of Milwaukee, Wis., and Shirlene King of Memphis; a brother, Eddie Allen of Red Hill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny M.. Hathorne.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at Rust College from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Frances Allen Hathorne Endowed Scholarship, Rust College, Office of Development, ATTN Dr. Ishmel H. Edwards, 150 Rust Ave., Holly Springs, MS 38635.

Emma Donegan
SHANNON – Emma Mae Donegan, 75, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 31, 1934, to Henry and Mary Trice Miller. She was a member of Poplar Springs CME Church in Shannon. She worked at the NMMC for many years. She was married to L.C. Donegan Sr. for 36 years.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Spring CME Church with the Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangement.
Survivors include four daughters, Ella Faye Donegan McMorris and Janice Donegan, both of Shannon, Mary Jane (Roy) Cumming of Fulton and Sarah (Eddie) Davis of Oak Park, Mich.; two sons, James Lee Donegan and L.C. Donegan Jr., both of Shannon; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; three grandchildren she reared in her home, Tinia, Bo and Jalin; six sisters, Stella (Andrew) Fields, Doris Miller, Florence Miller Ruby (Joe) Hopson, Kathy (Larry) Pulliam and Marylin Doyles; six brothers, Henry L. (Vera) Miller, Otha (Dorothy) Miller Earnest Miller, Paul Isby, Patrick Isby and Sherrod Miller.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son in-law, Michael McMorris; one sister, Mary Meardith; and one brother, Early Miller.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service. Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Della Bledsoe
KIRKVILLE – Della Jean Bledsoe, 75, of Zion, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Rolling Hills Manor in Zion, Ill. She was born April 2, 1934, in Ryan’s Well to Kinnie and Stella Castleberry Hale. She married Lee Bledsoe on March 1, 1977, in Waukegan, Ill. She and her husband owned and operated Al’s Tap in Zion for 32 years. She was a 21-year member of both the Zion Women of the Moose No. 667 and the Homer Dahringer Post 281 Ladies Auxiliary. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family, doll collecting, feeding birds and squirrels, and especially talking to customers and spoiling their children while working with her husband in their business.
Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Tim Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Lee Bledsoe; children, Joseph (Judy) Starling of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., June (Randy) Mink of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., Diana (Barry) Ford of Loganville, Ga., Glenda Waneck of Spring, Texas, and Robert (Tara) Swidersky of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, John Cody, Aaron and Adam Kreul, Lesley Mink, Darren and Christopher Ford, Amber Ford Porter, Jessica and Michael Waneck, Randy Woodard and Kaitlyn Swidersky; five great-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Judy) Hale of Overland Park, Kan.; sisters, Dovie Wayne Kitchens of Marietta and Mitzi (Gary) Woodrow of Mantachie; brothers-in-law, Bill Bledsoe of Tulsa, Okla., and Ernie (Ginny) Bledsoe of Claremore, Okla.; sister-in-law, Shirley Potts of Tahlequah, Okla.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Jean Starling; brothers, Roy, J.C., Billy, Jerry, Harold and Lyvonn Hale; sister, Maydell Crawley; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Mooseheart City and School, Mooseheart, IL 60539.
Robert Herndon
TUPELO – Robert Earl Herndon, 88, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born in Okolona on Dec. 10, 1921, to Hosey P. and Ivy Marler Herndon. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A longtime resident of Shannon, he was the owner and president of Herndon Well and Supply of Shannon for 60 years. He held contractor licenses in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana. He was a 32nd degree Mason and served three times as the Master of Palmetto Lodge 152. He was also a Royal Arch Rite and Scottish Rite. He was chairman of the Mississippi Board of Natural Resources and the past director of the Mississippi Rural Water Association. He was a member of Shannon United Methodist Church, where he served as a past treasurer of the United Methodist Men’s Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Jerry Beam and the Rev. William Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Winafred Marmer Herndon of Tupelo; two daughters, Betty House (Clinton) of Tupelo and Susan Russell of Tupelo; three sons, Martin Herndon (Margaret) of Brandon, Ricky Herndon (June) of Shannon and Rodney Herndon (Shelley) of Florence; 10 grandchildren, Kim Bradley (Jeff), Kathy Hammons (Will), Matt Kimbrough, Ryan Herndon (Lucy), Lance Herndon (Ashley), Leigha McLendon (Nick), Justin Herndon, Mary Beth Herndon, Taylor Herndon and Abby Herndon; nine great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Jacob and Joseph Bradley, Kelsey, Emily and Sarah Beth Hammons, Kate and Mary Martin Herndon, and Shaleigh McLendon; one sister, Marie Richie of Grand Prairie, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Keith Wiseman, Mark Stewart, Don Clark, Larry Spencer, Mayo Grubbs, Ryan Herndon, Matt Kimbrough, Lance Herndon and Justin Herndon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard McGehee, Terry Helms, O.H. “Bunch” Gardner and Riley Phillips; members of the Palmetto Masonic Lodge 152; and the men of Shannon United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue from 12:30 p.m. until service time Saturday.
Memorials may be made to The Robert E. Herndon Scholarship Fund, Mississippi State University School of Engineering; Shannon United Methodist Church PO Box 176, Shannon, MS 38868; or the Palmetto Masonic Lodge 152, 151 Drive 57, Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Louise Bennett
RIPLEY – Louise Daniel Bennett, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a retired educator with the South Tippah School District with 35 years of service. She was a member of the Ripley First United Methodist Church and Circle No. 3. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota, Tippah County Retired Teachers Association, Tippah County Hospital Auxiliary, two bridge clubs, Memphis Theatre Group, Ruby Seal Society and Delta Gamma Sorority at Ole Miss. She enjoyed attending Ole Miss football games and watching all sports on T.V. She took pride in keeping her yard beautiful. She had a wonderful family and many friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home in Ripley with the Rev. Andy Stoddard and Dr. Rex Yancey officiating. Burial will be in Ripley City Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Richardson (Greg) of Ripley; two sons, David Bennett (Arledia) of Oxford and Dan Bennett (Christie) of Brandon; five grandchildren, John David Richardson of Florence, Ala., Jennifer Richardson-Hodum (Scott) of Ripley, John Dan Bennett and Meredith Bennett, both of Brandon, and Bryan Bennett (Denise) of Birmingham; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Neal Bennett; her parents, James Goodman and Clarice Bennett Daniel.
Pallbearers will be Fred Permenter, Dr. John Stanford, Kurt Roberts, Ron Jackson, Lee Allen Pegram, Bart Robinson, Phil Cooper and Eddie Conner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Hays, Fred Fortier, John Reid, Lloyd McClusky, Bill Kuykendall and Charles Brown.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 302 S. Main St., Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Ted Martindale
WALNUT – Thomas Daniel “Ted” Martindale, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was retired from Troxel Manufacturing Company of Moscow, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of Walnut Baptist Church. He loved his grandsons and enjoyed gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Officiating will be Bro. Danny Allen, Dr. Rex Yancey, Rev. William Connolly, Dr. Jack Bennett, Bro. Edd McCafferty and Bro. Carl Weeden. Burial will be in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery of Walnut.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Rose Ford Martindale of Walnut; two daughters, Janet Farrow (Steve) of Olive Branch and Della Cook (Barry) of Ripley; two grandsons, Rodney Daniel Farrow of Memphis and Elick Martindale Walden of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Riley and Lillie Alethea Stewart Martindale; and nine sisters and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be Elick Walden, Brian Jones, Jeff Hicks, Zayne Martindale, Billy Joyner, Brian Mathis, Rickey Martindale and Dr. John Stanford.
Honorary pallbearers will be J.W. McMillin, Butch Weatherly, Benny Weatherly, Mack Johnson and Glenn Miller.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Ripley Camp, P.O. Box 4, Ripley, MS 38663; or ALSAC-St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Geraldine Gillespie
MEMPHIS – Geraldine McGreger Gillespie, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Methodist South Hospital in Memphis. She was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a secretary at a car dealership.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Dale Easley officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery at Vardaman.
Survivors include two daughters, Myra Akins of Southaven and Judy Shaw of Memphis; two sons, Kenneth Gillespie of Horn Lake and Steve Gillespie of Arlington, Tenn.; one brother, C.O. McGreger of Pittsboro; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Durell Gillespie; her parents, Dock C. McGreger and Mattie Ellen Clay McGreger; and three sisters, Myrtle Logan, Lavee Bryant and Jane Warnick.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Atleaner Fuller-Gillespie
ABERDEEN – Atleaner Fuller-Gillespie died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. She was born July 29, 1920, to Lundy and Charity Crow-Fuller. She was a member of Zion Springs M.B. Church. She married Henderson Gillespie on Nov. 29, 1929. They had eight children. She was a farmer and a homemaker, and an active participant in the education of her children. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She will be greatly missed.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Zion Springs M.B. Church in Okolona. Williams Memorial funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Lundy Gillespie (Willie) of Chicago, Mary Jean Holliday (Willie C.) of Aberdeen, Mary Louise Macklin of Chicago, Charity Scott (Rodger) of Aberdeen, Henderson Gillespie Jr. (Hazel) of South Holland, Ill., Lee E. Gillespie (Belinda) of South Bend, Ind., Willie Clifton Gillespie of Chicago; one daughter-in-law, Mattie Gillespie; 31 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren, 38 great-great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-great-grandchildren; two goddaughters, Burnetta Stewart and Martha Mitchell; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henderson Gillespie, and a son, Johnnie O.C. Gillespie.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Karl C. Lewison
PLANTERSVILLE – Karl C. Lewison, 55, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was employed as a machinist with JESCO at Cooper Tires for 23 years. An avid Packers fan, he loved golf and spending time with family.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Childs and Bro. Steve Wildmon officiating. Burial wil be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Renee M. Lewison of Plantersville; his mother, Mary McCleod of Milwaukee, Wis.; his father, Melvin Lewison (Karen) of Hartford, Wis.; one daughter, Jennifer Lewison of Milwaukee; four sons, Christopher Lewison (Carrie) of Tupelo, Daniel Mills (Kyle) of Wichita, Kan., Jason Lewison of Milwaukee and Mark Lewison of Plantersville; one sister, Amy Tillotson (John) of Minneapolis, Minn.; one brother, Steve Lewison of Black River Falls, Wis.; three grandchildren, Hunter Lewison, Saila Lewison and Sidney Mills; his mother-in-law, Mittie Moreland of Baldwyn, and his father-in-law, Archie Moreland of Verona.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fen and Jake Lewison.
Pallbearers will Carl Lee, James Barnes, Danny Stanford, Jason Oswalt, Mike Mask and Lauren Backus.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
Faye Brumley
HODGES, Ala. – Clinta Faye Lawler Brumley, 78, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, in the Russellville Hospital. She was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Marion County, Ala., to Clint Lawler and Carrie Bailey Lawler. She was a homemaker.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the First Missionary Baptist Church. Marty Guidry and Danny Carter officiated. Burial was in Old Line Cemetery in Hodges, Ala. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Jerrel Brumley; sons, Stan (Judy) Brumley and Keith (Gina) Brumley; daughters, Linda (Ken) Raburn and Kathy (Danny) Carter; granddaughters, Stacy (Mike) Phillips, Kelsey Brumley, Clinta Ché (James) Reed and Jeri Carter; grandson, Rocklin Brumley; great-grandchildren, Evan Phillips, Taylor Raburn, Eli and Caleb Reed, Brady Caldwell, and Emily Caldwell; sisters, F.E. (Cecilia) Brumley, Tag (Ophelia) Skinner, Georgia McCleskey, Martella (Van) Penton, Leatrice Ramsey, Maron (Eugene) Federick, Wanda (Larry) Yancey, Judy Barksdale; and brother-in-law, James (Bettie) Brumley.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Raburn; her parents, Clint and Carrie Lawler; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Plumer George and Lola Brumley; sisters, Marley (Oscar) Vickery, Jean (Casey) Jones and Peggy (Clyde) Palmer; and brothers-in-law, Freeman Brumley, Colen Skinner, Duren Mccleskey and Chasteen Barksdale.

Patricia A. Fratus
CORINTH – Patricia A. Fratus, 66, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hight Funeral Home Park Chapel in Corinth. Bro. Bill Wages will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Fratus; one daughter, Tammy Parker of Corinth; two grandchildren, Eddie Parker and Kayla Parker of Corinth.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Swindle, Chris Marlar, Johnny Derrick, Josh Marler, Scotty Roach and Christopher Mallory.
Memorials may be made to Living Free Ministries, P.O. Box 224, Corinth, MS 38835.
Ray McKinney
BOONEVILLE – Ray McKinney, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a lifelong member of East Prentiss Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School director and many other positions. He retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation as an Engineer Tech. He was a veteran of the U.S Army in Battery A 379th Field Artillery Battalion.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Bishop and Bro. Richard Denson officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Faye Brown McKinney of Booneville; three daughters, Shirley Shelton (James Merle) of Tupelo, Kara Chase (Dr. David) of Booneville and Sara Moore (Phil) of Ridgeland; one son, Johnny McKinney (Carolyn) of Corinth; one daughter-in-law, Donita McKinney of Greenville, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Garvin, Tara Herrington, David Chase, r., Lydia Chase, Lauren Moore, Brent McKinney, Garreth McKinney and Amanda McKinney; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas and Lydia Belzoria Crow McKinney; brothers and sisters; and one son, James Ray McKinney.
Pallbearers will be David Chase Jr., Brent McKinney, Garreth McKinney, Junior Smith, Junior McKinney and Patrick Garvin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

Mary Etta Martin
TAYLOR – Mary Etta Martin, 96, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at noon Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building in Oxford. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mary Mask
CRENSHAW – Mary Edna Mask, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. She was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Crowder to George and Edna Mae Arendale Sanders. She was a homemaker and a member of Sarah Baptist Church in Sarah.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Howard Beam will officiate. Burial will follow in Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Mask Smith of Nesbit and Dolores “Lowie” Mask Chrestman of Hernando; five sons, Harvey Delane Mask of Randolph, Samuel Wayne Mask of Senatobia, Gerald Ray “Dick” Mask of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Billy Eston “Bill” Mask of Longtown and Perry Michael Mask of Holly Springs; two sisters, Jane Sanders Eads of Columbus and Sherry Sanders Hetherington of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Amelia Joy Mask; and a son, Donald Glenn Mask.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to A&E Hospice, 6810 Crumpler Blvd., Suite 101, Olive Branch, MS 38654.

Minnie Vaughn
OXFORD – Minnie Vaughn, 76, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 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.

Kathy Harris
BOONEVILLE – Kathleen Eileen “Kathy” Harris, 59, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Old Friendship Cemetery in New Site.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
John Patterson
GUNTOWN – John Daniel Patterson, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. He attended Prospect Worship Center. He was a fomer employee of Pat’s Motors before becoming disabled. He loved making music, hunting, fishing and running his dogs. He loved his family and hunting buddies.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Johnny Hamblin and Bro. Merle Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Euclatubba Cemetery in Saltillo.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Patterson of Guntown; one daughter, Michelle Patterson of Guntown; one son, Michael Patterson(Wendy) of Guntown; one sister, Mary Walker of Ashland; one brother, Eugene Patterson of Guntown; three grandchildren, Laura Elizabeth Adams, Anna-Marie and Landon Patterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hughie and Julie Patterson; a baby daughter, Melissa Patterson; one granddaughter, Mallory Adams; one sister, Bertha Davis; and five brothers, Pat, Robert, Leroy, Lester and Henry Patterson.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Rutland, Jodie Thompson, Johnny Brown, Wesley Brown, Earl Underwood and Ronny Kesler.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Reeves, Matt Dickerson, Shannon Hughes and members of the Landowners Association Hunting Club.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Edna West
GATTMAN – Edna West died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Earlene G. Stone
BRUCE – Earlene G. Stone, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. She was born March 26, 1917, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. The Rev. Benny Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery at Bruce.
Survivors include one daughter, Sundra J. Ivy of Randolph; one son, Robert E. Stone of Banner; one sister, Ruby Dean Ward of Ellisville; two brothers, J.W. Goodson of Bruce and Billy Goodson of Big Creek; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Lee Stone; her parents, John L. Goodson and Maude Whitworth Goodson; a daughter, Martha Mayhan; a sister, Maxine Kirby; and two brothers, Tom Goodson and Gladys Goodson.
Pallbearers will be Justin Pressnell, Alan Stone, Joey Ivy, Trent Logan, Eric Logan, Bradley Edwards, Timmy Mayhan and Mike Jones.

James Snow
ABERDEEN – James Colonel Snow, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the Aberdeen Care Center.
Services will be Sunday at the Red Bud M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Snow Family Cemetery at the Red Bud M.B. Church. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be Saturday. To access the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Georgia Smith
MOOREVILLE – Georgia Avetta Smith, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 9, 1932, to William Joseph and Inez Hill Hall. She was a licensed beautician and had worked for Mantachie Manufacturing for 20 years and Action Industries for 25 years. She enjoyed sewing, working in her yard and anything outdoors.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Minister Carl Dunlap and the Rev. Ronnie Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Robert F. Smith (Rebecca) of Mantachie; three daughters, Barbara Davis (James Luther) of Guntown, Carolyn Hood (Mitchell) of the Houston community, and Lisa Kelso of Mooreville; one sister, Mary Miller of Peppertown; one sister-in-law, Jessie Hall of Guntown; seven grandchildren, Jeff Davis, Allen Davis, Emily Williams, Kimberly Graham, Lindsey Young, Tyler Smith and Cole Hughes; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon Davis, Molly Davis, Austin Davis, Briar Graham, Sydney Young, Preston Young and Cassidy Davis; and a special aunt, Ruby Hill of Lake Piomingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Billy Hall.
Pallbearers will be Bill Hall, Bubba Hill, Tyler Smith, Cole Hughes, Jeff
Davis, Austin Davis and Brandon Davis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Mantachie.

Guy Vaughn
MANTEE – Guy Oliver Vaughn, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Heart to Heart Hospice in Mathiston. He was born Aug. 1, 1918, in Clay County to Guy Berkley Vaughn and Una Irene Johnson Vaughn. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and deacon of Pine Bluff Baptist Church. He was retired from the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier for Mantee and Woodland areas for 25 years. He was a past president and board member of Pine Bluff Cemetery Association.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Bluff Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pine Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Irene Cliett (Mike) of Montpelier and Carol Ann Dendy of Mantee; three grandsons, Jeff Cliett, Chris Dendy and Shaun Dendy; two great-grandchildren, Abigail Cliett and Hunter Dendy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Allie Ruth Willingham Vaughn; five sisters, Kidie White, Viola Forrester Carter, Viola Morie Forrester, Amenda Martin and Euna Mae Forrester; and two brothers, Albert and Arthur Vaughn.
Pallbearers will be Mike Cliett, Jeff Cliett, Chris Dendy, Dan Vaughn, Craig Vaughn and Donald Moore.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pine Bluff Cemetery Association, c/o Betty McNeel, 7999 Colony Road, Pheba, MS 39755 or Heart to Heart Hospice, 115A Hwy 12 W, Starkville, MS 39759.
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 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. An avid fisherman and reader, he enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves play.
Services with full Masonic rites will be at 2 p.m. today 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 until service time today 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.

John B. Denton
PONTOTOC – John B. Denton, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 12, 1927, to John C. and Ora Jobe Denton. A lifelong resident of Pontotoc, he was a retired farmer and factory worker. He was an honorably discharged private first class in the U.S. Army and a Pentecostal.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glenfield Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Bro. A.L. “Buddy” Marshall and Bro. John Denton will officiate. Burial will be in the Enterprise Cemetery in Union County.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Denton; one son, Rev. John Denton; seven daughters, Dovie Jovonavich of Wisconsin, Yvonne Bolen of Illinois, April Thomas (Larry) of Pontotoc, Priscilla Lovelace of Pontotoc, Mary Denton of New Albany, Linda Henley (Terry) of Longview, Nancey Wammack (Mitch) of Baldwyn; 34 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Christine W. Ray
MATHISTON – Christine W. Ray, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Burial will follow in DeWeese cemetery in Choctaw County. 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.

Jimmy Westbrooks Jr.
TUPELO – Jimmy Westbrooks Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Margaret Casstevens
BOONEVILLE – Margaret E. Casstevens, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mormon Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 until 8 p.m. today.

Jo Golden
BELOIT, Wis. – Jo Golden, 56, formerly of Pontotoc, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, in Beloit, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Robert Gordon
MILWAUKEE – Robert James Gordon, 49, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Milwaukee, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.

Opal Walker
IUKA – Opal Diane Lambert Walker, 73, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center in Iuka.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Dan Howell Jr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Monroe Dan Howell Jr., 79, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Strawberry 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 state at the church from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Saturday.

Celestine Jones
BRUCE – Celestine Hill Jones, 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Pontotoc Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
Irene Bell
BALDWYN – Irene Bell died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Ruby Vaughn
OXFORD – Ruby Moody Vaughn, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at her home in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the South Oxford Congregational Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Union Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Patricia Watts, 188 CR 215, Oxford, MS 38655.

Lessie Nugent
MYRTLE – Lessie Mae Burks Nugent, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Tippah County Health Center in Ripley. She was a retired schoolteacher. She was the oldest member of Bibleway United House of Prayer at Ecru.
Services will be Saturday at Bibleway United House of Prayer in Ecru with Elder M.D. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Lonnie Gardner, Cecil Nugent and wife, Linda, Fred Nugent, Hannah Pickens and husband, Willie Frank, Elizabeth Robinson, and Minnie Harris and husband, Clinton, all of Myrtle, Earnest Nugent of Dallas, Texas, Rose Mary Smith and husband, Rev. Nathaniel, of Ocean Spring, and Jackie Sands of New Albany; 44 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. All family and friends are asked to give remarks and show memories at this time. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Jimmie Lou Weeks
AMORY – Jimmy Lou Weeks, 90, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at the Riverplace Nursing Center in Amory. She was born May 4, 1919, in Marion County, Ala., to Charlie Lee and Merlie Adams Weeks. A hairdresser, she co-owned and operated, with her sisters, Just Rite Beauty Shop in Amory for 45 years. A member of First Baptist Church in Amory, she enjoyed studying her Bible and reading.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson and Rev. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Curtis Marie Weeks of Amory; four nephews, Herbert Scott, Charles Scott, Bobby Loden and Billy Loden; one niece, Linda Hataway; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and four sisters, Etta Mae Loden, Mattie Lee Scott, Oleeta Weeks and Beatrice Weeks.
Pallbearers will be nephews and other family members.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Charles Judon
NEW ALBANY – Charles Edward Judon, 48, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian. He was born May 23, 1961, in Union County to Lillie Judon.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Birth Community Baptist Church in New Albany with the Rev. Johnathan Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Gerizum Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his grandmother, Viola Judon; his siblings, Linda Judon, Vida Judon, Barbara Caruthers, Mary Lou Harris, Nancy Fant and Frankie Hudson, all of New Albany, Willie Clyde Judon of North Carolina, Douglas Judon and Coleman Judon Jr. of Wisconsin, Gladys Walton of Peoria and Clarence Judon of Hickory Flat; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and grandmother, Commer Judon.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Edwin Woods Jr.
NEW ALBANY – Edwin Ross Woods Jr., 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Lafayette County to Edwin Woods and Vessie King Woods.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany with Minister Albert Smith officiating. Burial will be in West Springhill Cemetery in Oxford.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Perryman Woods; four sisters, Annetta Hardin, Edith Ray Boyd Bobbie Jean (Charlie) Marion and Forestine (Junior) McWilliam; daughters, Helen Turner (Alonzo) and Denise Hayes; a goddaughter, Sharon Whitlock; six sons, Woodrow Marion, Edwin Woods III, Willie Woods, Alvin Woods, Chris Woods and Henry Lee Hayes Jr.; a special friend and caregiver, AntWain Graham; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Michael Hayes, Michael Smith, Salvatory Smith, Reggie McWilliams and Jessie McWilliams.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Garry Butts
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Garry Clove Butts, 53, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, of West Monroe, La. He was a self-employed welder and a member of Academy Baptist Church. He loved riding motorcycles, Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints football, boiling shrimp and grilling steaks. He especially loved his family, friends and dogs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Bro. James A. Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Mountain City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Abel Butts Blue Mountain; his mother, Katherine Huggins Butts of Oxford; one brother, David Olan Butts Jr. of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Olan Butts Sr., and one brother, Larry Robert Butts.
Pallbearers will be David Akins, Kenneth DeCanter, Stan Irwin, Will White, William Fryar and Kelly Armstrong.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Buddy Brown
HOLLY SPRINGS – Richard “Buddy” Brown, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at his home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sand Hill M.B. Church in Lamar. 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 9 to 9:55 a.m. Saturday.

Lurlen Isom
MEMPHIS – Lurlen Hamilton Isom, 86, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hudsonville CME Church. 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 2 to 2:55 p.m. Saturday.

Lizzie Lee Walker
ABERDEEN – Lizzie Lee Walker, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.