Obituaries Jan. 5, 2009

Phillip Miller
NEW ALBANY – William Phillip Miller, 59, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 19, 1950, in Union County to Arbie Miller and Kathleen Crane Miller. He was a truck driver for Leath Trucking. He was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church. He loved hunting, fishing, football and NASCAR.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Scott Nowlin officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Lori Miller of New Albany; his daughter, Jennifer Miller of New Albany; his son, Justin Miller (Brittany) of New Albany; three sisters, Sybil Tackett, Peggy Williams and Nell Rakestraw (Brooks); four grandchildren, Kyle Miller, Mac Floyd, Jerrell Miller and Cayce Paige.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Betty Stanford
HAMILTON – Betty Glass Stanford, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she was born March 5, 1936, to William Elbert Glass and Mertice Pearl Hardin Glass. She retired as a registered nurse at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She graduated with LPN and RN degree from Itawamba Junior College. She was a member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Dr. Freddie Rasberry officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Stanford of Hamilton; one daughter, Diane Wagner of Napierville, Ill.; one son, J.P. Angle and wife, Janet, of Hamilton; one sister, Virginia Burks of Memphis; her mother-in-law, Bessie Stanford of Hamilton; seven grandchildren, Lacy Barron, Ryan Barron, Lori Kent, Matt Honeycutt, Summer Logan, Brandon Angle and Kayla Angle; six great-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Debbie Honeycutt; one son, Mike Angle; one sister, Catherine Rushing; and her father-in-law, James Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Cleatis Stanford, Frank Stanford, Doug Stanford, Justin West, Jeremy West, Jason West, Robert Brown and Tim Nolen.
Sign the register and leave condolences at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Joe Hogan Sr.
OXFORD – Joe Jim Hogan Sr., 89, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home. He was a farmer and cattleman, and a member and deacon emeritus of New Prospect Baptist Church. He was a retired environmental technician with the Mississippi Park Service and served as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II from 1941-1945. He was an active member of the Board of Directors of Northeast Mississippi Electric Power Association for 55 years from 1954 to 2010. He was a member of the Lafayette County Forestry Association and the Cattlemen’s Association.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Prospect Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken White and the Rev. Ross Robertson officiating. A graveside service will follow at Tula Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Beverly London of Oxford; his son, Joe Jim “Joey” Hogan Jr. and wife, Diana, of Oxford; two grandchildren, Inda Linzy and Jay London; four great-grandchildren, Rachel Brown, Hogan Linzy, Benton Linzy and Ella Cate London; one great-great-grandchild, Jon-Michael Brown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sibyl Turner Hogan; a grandson, Joe Jim “Tres” Hogan III; and his sister, Sibyl Cole.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 823 Hwy. 334, Oxford, MS 38655.
Sign the guest registry and leave condolences at www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Juanita Dobbs
LAMAR – Juanita Laverne Dobbs, 83, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Trinity Missions in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Saulsbury, Tenn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Luther Haire Jr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Luther Clinton Haire Jr., 64, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Tyro Cemetery in Tyro.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Hazel Conner
WINONA – Hazel Dunnam Conner, formerly of Ripley, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. She was retired from the J.A. Olson Picture Company. She was a member of North Winona Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and sewing.
Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 2, at Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley. Bro. Cornell Daughtry officiated. McBride Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Shelby Daughtry of Starkville and Dixie Bodmer of Hiawassee, Ga.; three sons, Jerrell Conner of Burghill, Ohio, Ralph Conner of Port Orange, La., and Curtis Conner of Warner Robins, Ga.; one sister, Mary Elsie Hall of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, Gene Dunnam of Ripley; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Ellis and Elsie Wilhite Dunnam; two sisters, Edna Dunnam and Sarah Ellis Jones; and four brothers, Ray Dunnam, Francis Dunnam, F.L. Dunnam and Billy Dunnam.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Emogene Allen
LAMAR – Emogene Allen, 76, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Germantown Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Marshall County. She was a Baptist and a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church. She was an employee of Wurlitzer Co. Manufacturing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Polk and Bro. Jimmy Curl officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Michael Allen, Bud Allen and Perry Allen, all of Lamar; four daughters, Joyce Bingham of Lamar, Linda Cox of Hickory Flat, Phillis Sisulak of Huntsville, Ala., and Carol Allen of Lamar; one brother, Pete Skelton of Holly Springs; two sisters, Louise Skelton of Holly Springs and Mary Clark of New Albany; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Allen; her parents, Willie Aubrey Skelton and Gertha Fuller Skelton; and a sister, Iva Watkins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

Frank Lamar
TOCCOPOLA – Frank Key Lamar, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was an electrician and a retired employee of Ewing Mobile Home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Springdale Freewill Baptist Church of Oxford and a former member of Toccopola Fire Department.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Dr. Rich Dilling officiating. Burial will be in Toccopola Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Margaret Lamar; one grandson, Randy Cody Lamar Hodge (Cassie) of Thaxton; one great-granddaughter, Emma Camille Christian; one sister, Mary Beth Wilson of Florida.
He was preceded in death by one son, Randy Key Lamar; his father, Tommy Lamar; his mother, Bill Lamar; and two brothers, Thomas Lamar and John Lamar.
Pallbearers will be Donald Douglas, Maurice Brown, Chris Alexander, Keith Wilson, Rob Wilson and Russ Wilson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
Daniel Glover
WALNUT – Leonard Daniel Glover, 76, died at his residence. He was born March 25, 1933, to William Thomas Glover and Alma Floy Spencer Glover. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He was a retired county agricultural agent in Oktibbeha County and a member of the Association of Retired County Agents. He served in the United States Armed Forces.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut with Bro. Brian Tatum officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Danny Glover (Kelly) of Mantachie; two grandchildren, Bob Glover (Amberly) of Ripley and Bryan Glover (Shannon) of San Antonio, Texas; three stepgrandchildren, Shannon Hull (Mitch), Anna Liesa Hussey and Matthew Hussey; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Janes Glover; his parents; and one son, David Glover.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.
To view obituaries and sign the guest book online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Pearl Clark
HOUSTON – Pearl Zula Outon Lindsey Clark, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of Monroe County, she was born Jan. 22, 1925, to Walter and Matilda Gosa Outon. She was Methodist and a homemaker. She enjoyed bingo and listening to music.
A state room service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Bill Monaghan officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include three daughters, Faye Sullivan of Okolona, Brenda C. Tunnell (Leonard) of Houston and Diane Puckett of Becker; one son, James D. Lindsey of Salina, Kan.; 14 grandchildren, Billy Dykes, Christopher Lynn Tunnell, Leonard Jerome Tunnell, James Bradford Tunnell, Misty Baker, Elizabeth Olson, Rick West Jr., Crystal West, Leah Lindsey, Aaron Lindsey, Josh Lindsey, Duncan Lindsey, George Clements and Richard Clements; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Geneva Williams; one grandson, Terry Clements; three sisters, Virgie Lindsey, Jane McCollum and Minnie Parker; and one brother, James Outon.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue until service time on Wednesday.

Jeffrey Burns
HOUSTON, Texas – Jeffrey Theodore Burns, 57, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, in Houston, Texas. He was born Sept. 28, 1952, in Memphis to Robert N. Burns and Charlotte Judy Vance. He was a former resident of Northeast Mississippi.
There will be no service. E.P. Compean Funeral Directors of Rosenberg, Texas, is assisting the family.
Survivors include two sons, Patrick Burns and Robert Landon Burns; one brother, Robert N. Burns II; one sister, Julie Burns Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Christian Burns.

Gerthel Miller
GOLDEN – Gerthel Miller, 69, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Geneva Sharp
WALNUT – Geneva Sharp died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in the Corinth Church of God Cemetery.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to service time today.

Scottie Spencer
CORINTH – Scottie Spencer died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Jerry Shappley
FALKNER – Lloyd Jerry Shappley, 56, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at his mother’s home in Falkner. He was born Feb. 19, 1953 to Maurice Lowry Maxwell of Falkner and the late William Thomas Shappley. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a house painter and worked in construction.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Marlow Church of Christ with Minister Garry Martin and Minister Jim Gross officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Baptist Church Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother; two sisters, Janet Miner of Falkner and Sherri Zunz of Lutz, Fla.; seven nephews, one great-nephew and two great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Phil Shappley.
Pallbearers will be Shane Shappley, David Barkley, Bill Barkley, George Doss, Bob Thomas and Doug Allen.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at Marlow Church of Christ.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

James E. Phillips
CORINTH – James E. Phillips, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hight Funeral Home with Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Annie N. Phillips; one daughter, Judy Shaw (Bruce); one son, Jimmy Phillips (Debbie) and Joey Phillips; one granddaughter, Amy Nelms (Dal); three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence and Bobby Phillips; and one sister, Helen Stewart.

Billie Jean Sartin
PONTOTOC – Billie Jean Sartin, 68, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was born April 18, 1941, to Bill Bailey Jones and Zona Myrl Anderson Ross. She was a homemaker, and a loving mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Baldwin-Nowell Chapel with Bro. David Sartin officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Methodist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Darlene May (Bruce) of Richland, Diane Ellis of Newnan, Ga., and Tracy Brockman of Independence, Ky.; one son, Kenneth Sartin (Tabatha) of Terry; one sister, Linda Adams of Oxford; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, James. H. Sartin Jr.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Sartin, Bruce May, David Ballew, Ben Ellis, James Sartin Sr. and Gary Anderson.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to service time Thursday.

James E. Kelly
SHANNON – James E. Kelly, 72, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

Emily Barnett-Sanderson
RANDOLPH – Emily Faith Barnett-Sanderson, infant, was born and died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc. Bro. Opie Hurst will officiate.
Survivors include her mother, Kelsey Barnett, and her father, Chad Sanderson, of Randolph; grandparents, Jerry and Tammy Barnett of Randolph, Angela Laccardi of Joliet, Ill., and Randy Sanderson of Ingomar; aunts, Ashley (Brad) Parker, Lindsee Davis, Megan Barnett (Nick Kent), Katelin Barnett, Courtney Sanderson, and Summer Sanderson; uncles, Justin Barnett, Jayson Barnett, Jeremy Barnett and Brandon Sanderson; cousins, Halley Williams, Jared Williams, Jakob Davis and Dylan Baker; great-grandmothers, Clara Gale Davis and Mary Barnett Hillis.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Billy Joe Davis and Robert Eugene Barnett, and a great-grandmother, Irene Sanderson.
Pallbearers will be Justin Barnett, Jayson Barnett, Jeremy Barnett and Brandon Sanderson.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Wednesday.
Marjorie Middleton
FULTON – Marjorie Sue Kurtz Middleton, 70, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 21, 1939, in Johnsonville, Ill., to William A. and Letha A. Milner Kurtz. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Terry Williams and Bro. Bobby Crenshaw officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Middleton of Fulton; one son, Christopher Johnson of Tupelo; three stepdaughters, Michelle Shumaker of Hesperia, Calif., Susan Graham (Kenny) of Rincon, Ga., and Patricia Middleton of Hesperia, Calif.; two stepsons, William Middleton and Brian Middleton of Zion, Ill.; two sisters, Mary Thackrey of Mantachie and Judy Hennessy of Fulton; eight brothers, William Kurtz (Juanita) of Peoria, Ill., Adrian “Bud” Kurtz (Aletha) of Piper City, Ill., Charlie Kurtz, Larry Kurtz, Joseph Kurtz, all of Fulton, Harry Kurtz (Juanita) of Iuka, Ill., Rev. Jimmie Kurtz (Patricia) of Fulton and John Kurtz of Kansas City, Kan.; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Curtis Clardy
WEST POINT – Curtis Clardy, 46, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Martha Harber
BOONEVILLE – Martha Cooley Harber, 85, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at her home after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Peacock
MATHISTON – Ruth Hodges McKee Peacock, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oliver Funeral Home in Eupora. Burial will be in the Sapa Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Outlaw
TUPELO – Mary Ella Outlaw, 52, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo.

Richard T. Wax
AMORY – Richard T. Wax, 83, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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