Obituaries Jan. 22, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Russell Johnson Jr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Russell Johnson Jr., 19, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Galena School Auditorium in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Mt. Gilead CME Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the Galena School from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. Saturday.

James Evans
MEMPHIS – James Curtis Evans, 58, formerly of Benton County, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ashland High School Auditorium. Burial will be in the Evans Family Cemetery in Benton County. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at Ashland High School from noon to 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

Darnell Zinn
HOLLY SPRINGS – Darnell Zinn, 52, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at his home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Kimbrough Chapel M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 to 2:55 p.m. Saturday.

Christine Waugh
MATHISTON – Christine Waugh, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in White Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Fred Nix
IUKA – Donald “Fred” Nix, 60, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Iuka.

Toxie Lindsey
KIRKVILLE – Toxie Taylor Lindsey, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and she was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Spencer and Bro. Dempsey Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Dean Gann and Sue Garrett; four sons, Dewayne “Slim” Lindsey (Linda), Holis “Shorty” Lindsey, Larry Lindsey and Joe Lindsey (Cheryl); nine grandchildren, Tammy Bailey (Lonnie), Jeffery Lindsey (Tonya), Brian Lindsey (Blaine), Tara Webb, Amy Umpress, Holis Lindsey II, Christy Lindsey, Jason Farquhar (Melaine) and Joey Lindsey (Lisa Ann); four stepgrandchildren, Donna Potts, Trista Potts, Davey Potts and Denise Potts; 14 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Relmon H. Lindsey; her parents, C.C. and Roxie Ann Ward Taylor; three brothers, M.C. Taylor, Johnny Taylor and Joseph Taylor; four sisters, Mary E. Barnes, Bulah Lindsey, Alma Strickland and Vesta Mae Baxter; two grandchildren, Lisa Marie Lindsey and William Lindsey; one son-in-law, Everett Garrett.
Her grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation for the love, support and prayers given to our Mother during her illness. Special thanks to Jessica Jones, Dr. John Allen Jr., and the doctors and 3 South nursing staff of North Mississippi Medical Center.

Elizabeth Word
OKOLONA – Elizabeth Word, 69, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at her home in the Pleasant Valley community. She was born Jan. 12, 1941, to Albert and Minnie Williams in Newark, N.J. She was a former employee of General Motors and Western Electric. She was a member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, N.J. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the local arrangements. Whigham Funeral Home of Newark, N.J., is in charge of final arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Lee Edward Word of Okolona; one daughter, Janice Kettle of Newark, N.J.; one stepdaughter, Paulette Foster of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one son, Kyle Kettle of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister, Janice Williams of Newark, N.J.; and one sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Word of Okolona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Keith Kettle; and one brother, Sonny Berry.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Gary R. Kimmel
TUPELO – Gary Robert Kimmel, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in upstate New York on Sept. 21, 1934, to Harry and Alice Farrell Kimmel. He graduated from Old Forge High School near Eagle Bay, N.Y., where he was raised. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He then went to the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated with a degree in mathematics. His extensive career in garment manufacturing took him and his family all over the United States. He retired in 1995 to Cotter, Ark., on the White River, where he enjoyed fishing every day. While in Arkansas, he was very active in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, serving as church treasurer and chairman of the finance committee. He and his wife moved to Tupelo five years ago. He enjoyed golf and duck hunting and he was an avid collector of decoys. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at All Saints Episcopal Church with the Rev. Pamela Morgan and the Rev. Paul Stephens officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Wallace “Wally” Farish Kimmel of Tupelo; four children, Thomas Kimmel (Robin) of Nashville, Tenn., Helen Kimmel Monts (Mark) of Tupelo, Michael Kimmel of Tupelo, and Mary Wallace “Molly” Kimmel Fleming (Russell) of Memphis; one sister, Anita Kimmel Ullman of Tustin, Calif.; four grandchildren, Kimmel Monts and Curtis Monts, both of Tupelo, Ellen Andrews of Nashville and Thomas Fleming of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Marshall Sharp, Andrew Morrissette Sharp, William Cunningham Sharp, Robert McClellan Sharp and Robert Ernest Steward Jr.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time Saturday in the church parlor.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 706, Tupelo, MS 38802; or Saints Brew in care of All Saints Episcopal Church, 608 W. Jefferson St.. Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Eura Robinson Timms
BALDWYN – Eura V. Robinson Timms, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a factory worker, a housewife and a charter member of Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Toby Mears and Bro. Ray Guin officiating. Burial will be in the East Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Donald Wayne Robinson (Peggy) of Baldwyn; one grandchild, Kathy Grisham (Danny) of Smyrna, Tenn.; one great-grandchild, Jessica Lavender (Nick) of Nashville, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Robinson; her second husband, Horace Timms; her parents, Willie and Mary Prentiss Voyles; two sisters, Ethel Glover and Verda Potts; and two brothers, Almos Voyles and Franklin Voyles.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Voyles, Joe Potts, Mike Scott, Hunter Underwood, Derrick Johnson and Steve Underwood.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roy H. Scott, Bobby G. Robinson, Eric Bishop, Joel Robinson, Joe Roberts, Jimmy Michaels and John Patton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dustin Self
HAMILTON – Dustin Self, 29, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, in Hamilton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen. Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday at New Prospect Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Monroe County Save-A-Life.
Linda Harris
TISHOMINGO – Linda Sue Harris, 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at the Iuka Hospital. She was born July 25, 1944, in Tishomingo County to A.M. “O’Man” and Helen Marie Poole Wanner. She had been an employee of Blue Bell and was a member of Forrest Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at noon today at Forrest Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Mickey Trammel officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Grove Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are four children, Teresa Cranford (Ray) and Bo Massey, all of Tishomingo, Macky Massey (Toni) of Golden and Lesa Judd (Mike) of Belmont; her mother, Helen Wanner of Tishomingo; one brother, Donnie Mac Wanner (Carol) of Belmont; one sister, Dottie Lynn (Harvey) of Clinton, Ark.; special caregiver and friend, Betty Hickey of Tishomingo; six grandchildren, Andy Bolding, Jackie Cranford, Skye Judd, Tyler Massey, Toni Massey and Sam Mink; one great-grandchild, Jaden Mink; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Harris; a son, Terry Massey; her father; and a brother, Ronnie Wanner.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Massey, Andy Bolding, Donnie Poole, Jeff Farris, Dustin Farris, Jeremy Allison, Jason Ayers and Eddie Cranford. Honorary pallbearer will be Buck Martin.
Visitation will continue today until service time.

Mary Ragin
BOONEVILLE – Mary Jean Ragin, 55, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wolf Creek M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangement.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.agnewandsons.com.

Jimmy Delk
CORINTH – James ONeal “Jimmy” Delk, 38, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery in Rienzi.
Visitation will continue from 1 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Shirley McPhail
OXFORD – Shirley Babb McPhail, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at her home in Oxford. Born in Paris, she was a former member of Paris Baptist Church and was a current member of Anchor Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of the City of Oxford Electrical Department.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Sockwell and the Rev. Gerald Shook officiating.
She is survived by her two daughters, Cindy Roberts and Jennifer Robinson, both of Oxford; one son, Mike McPhail of Oxford; two sisters, Pat Vaughn of Jackson, Tenn., and Debra Collums of Paris; three brothers, Fonzo Babb Jr. and Earl Babb, both of Paris, and Kenny Babb of Oxford; seven grandchildren, Haley Theobald, Emily McPhail, Tyler Roberts, Mollie Kate McPhail, Drew Robinson, Mary Gwin Roberts and Jake McPhail; one great-grandchild, Lane Wyatt Theobald.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby G. McPhail; her parents, Fonzo and Mary Babb; one brother, Ralph H. Babb; and a son-in-law, Chris Roberts.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Anchor Cemetery Fund, 1009 Hwy. 7 South, Water Valley, MS 38965; or to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 9865, Jackson, MS 39206.
To sign the online guest registry or leave condolences, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

James McClantoc III
AMORY – James Henry McClantoc III, 39, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory after a sudden illness. He was born Sept. 1, 1970, in Mobile, Ala., to Gloria Jean Gibson and James H. McClantoc II. He married Cindi Schirk in 1991. He had lived in Denver, Norfolk, Va., and the Gulf Coast area before moving to the Amory area three and a half years ago. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He had been employed by Aberdeen Plumbing, Cobb Environmental and JESCO. He enjoyed fishing.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Cindi McClantoc of Amory; his mother, Gloria Jean Gibson of Hardy, Va.; his father, James H. McClantoc II of Foley, Ala.; three sons, Dylan and Cody McClantoc of the home and Christopher Schirk of Denver; one daughter, Chloe McClantoc of Denver; two brothers, Ted and Jonathan Degerstrom of Asheville, Ala.; one sister, Allison Howard (Jhon) of Alexandria, Ala.; and two nieces, Maggie Howard and Mary Degerstrom.

Avie Dickson
RIPLEY – Avie LaBarreare Dickson, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Tippah County Hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 1917, in Tippah County to John William LaBarreare and Minnie May Benson LaBarreare. She was a member of West Ripley Baptist Church. She retired from Avie’s Grocery and Gas in Lucedale in 1998. She was an excellent cook and seamstress. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Baker and Bro. Randy Latch officiating. Burial will be in Falkner Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Jennie Mae Goolsby of Ripley; five grandchildren, Trey Sommerville (Malissa) of Gulfport, Trent Sommerville (Meredith) of Destin, Fla., Tiffany Fayard of Biloxi, Tia Sommerville of New Orleans, La., and Justin Fountain of Biloxi; eight great-grandchildren, Ian Sommerville, Hannah Mallett, Meagan Sommerville, Caitlin Roux Sommerville, Grayson Sommerville, Ashley Sommerville, Noah Emily Sommerville and Natalie Fayard.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Lionel Murrell and Pat Dickson; her parents; one daughter, Carole Fountain; and eight brothers, Haston, Ed, Bryson, Murry, Johnny, James, Troy and Leon.
Pallbearers will be Trey Sommerville, Trent Sommerville, Ian Sommerville, Jimmy Childs, Lonnie Goolsby, Matthew Goolsby and Johnny Smith.
Memorial donations may be made to West Ripley Baptist Church Building Fund, 773 West Cooper St., Ripley, MS 38663.
To view obituaries and sign the guest book online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Gene Wells
ETTA – Gene Edward Wells, 74, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Nov. 18, 1935, in Lafayette County to Joseph Webster Wells and Flossie Jewel Garrison. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a Mason and a member of the West Tallahatchie Baptist Church. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed gunsmithing and woodworking.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Bobby Casteel officiating. Burial will be at the Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Wells of Etta; a son, Richard Wells of Pinedale; three daughters, Dianne Porter (Thomas) of Pinedale, Denise Gossett of Etta and Marcia Busby (Jim) of Thaxton; a stepdaughter, Virginia Moore of Oxford; a stepson, Gary Moore (Sherene) of Oxford; a brother, Charles Wells (Mary Ann) of Hernando; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bobbye Reaves Wells; and several brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be the Air Force Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be the adult men’s Sunday school class at West Tallahatchie Baptist Church and his grandsons.
In honor of Gene Wells, United Funeral Service will fly the flag of the U.S. Air Force at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Mary Ausburn
ETTA – Mary Kathleen Hearn Ausburn, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Union County to Van Buren and Minnie Beatrice Crump Hearn. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church in Etta with the Rev. Ronnie Galloway officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her son, Rodney Ausburn of Etta; her sister, Jewel Roaten of Etta; and two sisters-in-law, Allie Mae Medlin of Myrtle and Lola Mae Rhea of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Joe Ausburn, and her parents.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Elsie M. Smith
NEW ALBANY – Elsie M. Smith, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, La. She was born in Pontotoc County on Sept. 4, 1940, to Lester V. and Ruby Stepp. She was a member of Glenfield Baptist Church in New Albany.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Lowery and the Rev. Don McCutchen officiating. Burial will be Glenfield Memorial Park.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Thomas E. “Gene” Smith; two sons, Phil Smith (Wanda) and Bodie Smith (Cheryl), all of New Albany; one daughter, Dawn Hearn (Danny) of Pinedale; four grandsons, Blake Smith (Amber) and Brad Smith, both of New Albany, Ryan Hearn and Logan Hearn, both of Pinedale; one sister, Ann Jones (Slim) of Hickory Flat; four brothers, Bill Stepp, Carlton Stepp and J.W. “Dub” Stepp, all of Pontotoc, and Jr. Stepp of Leland.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James “Pick” Stepp.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Hegan, Mark Sides, Gary Floyd, Joe Bedford, Pete Chunn and Terry Maxey. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Maudie P. Dennis
FULTON – Maudie P. Dennis, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Amory. She was born Aug. 18, 1914, to Flavious and Pearl Cox Weaver. She was a homemaker and a member of Tilden Church of Christ. She was a loving mother. An avid gardener, she loved to cook.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Minister David Paden officiating. Burial will be in Tilden Community Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Dennis (Danita) of Fulton and Larry Joe Dennis of Iuka; a special niece, Brenda Wilson; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Lindsey and Ethel Weaver.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Idus “Ide” Dennis; her parents; four sisters, Mazie Turner, Merle Weaver, Rina Mae Wallace and Nannie Fay Wilson; and four brothers, Luther, Raymond, Travis and Charlie Weaver.
Pallbearers will be Tim Justice, Andy Coker, Tommy Tanner, Dale Wilson, Mitchell Wheeler and Tommy Johnson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Lillard Floyd
RIENZI – Lillard E. “Boots” Floyd, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hight Funeral Home in Corinth. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Williams Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Billy Floyd and wife, Hilda, of Corinth; one daughter, Maxine Henson and husband, Franklin, of Rienzi.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arizona Vanderford Floyd, and a son, Randel Floyd.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to service time Saturday.

Nell Self
DUMAS – Dorothy “Nell” Yancey Self, 76, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earnest Prather
RIPLEY – Earnest O’Neal Prather, 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was employed with Biltrite Corporation for 20 years. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Falkner.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Falkner with the Rev. James Howell officiating. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery in Falkner. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Dametri Prather of Jackson; two sons, Quaylon Prather and Terrance Prather, both of Falkner; one brother, Willie Prather of Falkner; the mother of his children, Dorothy Prather Harris of Falkner; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded to death by his parents, Flynn and Mattie Edwards Prather, and a sister, Loria Prather.
His cousins will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Edna Clift
FULTON – Edna Ann Clift, 62, died Dec. 7, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a native of Memphis and a former resident of Conroe, Texas, before moving to Fulton. She was a Baptist and a retired insurance adjuster for Prudential Insurance Company.
Services will be at 6 p.m. today at Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home-West Chapel in Oakland, Tenn. The Rev. Jack Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Cashner Cemetery in Conroe, Texas. Peebles Main Funeral Chapel of Somerville, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Lois bray of Oakland, Tenn., and Julia Crittenden of Fulton; two brothers, Larry Low of Southaven and John Low of Amarillo, Texas.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Peebles West Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be sent to Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Rev. James Wilson, 7650 Hwy. 178, Fulton, MS 38843.

Noon Hughes
BALDWYN – Leonard Leroy “Noon “Hughes Jr., 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of the Jumpertown Church of Christ and he was retired from Diviney Construction Company.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Terry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
He is survived by five children, Phyllis Surratt (Tommy) of Saltillo, Sandra Olive (Junior) of Dry Creek, Steve Hughes (Judy) of Baldwyn, Shawna Knobf (Terry) of Vancleave and Lajuan Glidewell of Dry Creek; two sisters, Catherine Hughes Koon of Blackland and Ouida Hughes Parker of Pascagoula; three brothers, Don Hughes (Liz) of Hazelhurst, Eugene Hughes and Wade Hughes (Linda), both of Jumpertown; nine grandchildren, Tonyia Strickland of Thrasher, Daneita Hargett of Corinth, Derrik Olive (Amy), Alisha Carver (Shawn), Trisha Moore (Grady) and Hali Glidewell, all of Dry Creek, Jhada Davis (Jerry) of Jumpertown, Ryan Knobf of Vancleave and Cody Glidewell of Tennessee; 14 great-grandchildren, Clay South, Kyle South, Kayla Hearn, Cory Edge, Kaylee Dixon, Devin Olive, Dustin Olive, Destin Olive, Noah Carver, Kie Carver, Holly Moore, Ashley Moore, Logan Moore and Layken Hughes; one great-great-grandchild, RayLea Hearn; host of nieces and nephews; and a special family friend, Catherine Hrecko.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Frances Lauderdale Hughes; two brothers, Robert and Bill Hughes; two brothers-in-laws, Cecil Koon and Durwood Parker; and the mother of his children, Lillice Hughes Christian.
Pallbearers will be Clay South, Kyle South, Ryan Knobf, Derrick Olive, Devin Olive, Dewayne Parker and Chris Parker.

Veneer McEntire
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Veneer Phillips McEntire, 91, formerly of Itawamba County, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at the Arkansas Convalescent Center in Pine Bluff.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery. Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the cemetery.
To sign the online register, visit www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.

Mary Burchfield
PHEBA – Mary Burchfield died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home.

Robert M. Wilson
WEST POINT – Robert M. Wilson died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be anounced later by Robinson Funeral Home of West Point.

Sue Gilmore
NETTLETON – Katherine Sue McCollum Gilmore, 57, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.

Lena Gann
ECRU – Lena Gann, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Ecru.