By NEMS Daily Journal
Austin B. Davis
MANTACHIE – Austin B. Davis , 29, went to be with his Papaw and his Heavenly Father on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 14, 1980, to Barry and Carolyn Cates Davis. He was a lifelong resident of Itawamba County. He was a former PRCA and PBR bullrider competing in the PBR at the Tupelo Coliseum. He was an avid card player, enjoying games of skill. He was a graduate of IAHS and Northwest Community College with a degree in Ag Tech technology. While at Northwest Community College, he was on the rodeo team and was the top point earner for his team both years. He was an employee of Scruggs Farm Supply and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Dorsey. He was a man of few words, who believed talk slow, talk low and don’t say too much. He was a kind and gentle husband and father, and will be greatly missed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Dr. Martin Jameson officiating. Burial will be in the Stephens Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Beth Davis; one son, Bo River Davis; his parents, Barry and Carolyn Davis of Dorsey; two brothers, Alex Davis and Joshua Davis (Sarah), all of Mantachie. He is the grandson of Janette Cates and the late Hoyte Cates, and Jackie and Joyce Davis, all of Mantachie. He was a special nephew of Jeff and Jan Butler of Mantachie, and Cathy Franks of Skyline. He had many nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Tanner Bo Lewis, Craig McMillen, Nathan Sheffield, Landon Thomas, Tillman Fears and Andy Nichols.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roscoe Derek Roberts, Dr. Christopher Croot and Steven West.
Visitation will continue today from 7 a.m. until service time.
TUPELO – Tommy Wayne Mauldin, 51, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born March 29, l958, in Lee County to Rex Wayne and Donna Sue Roper McIntosh. He married Dorothy Rhea Mauldin on April 9, l983. He was employed most of his working life in the construction industry as a brick mason and concrete finisher. A Baptist, he enjoyed fishing, country music, his truck, his dogs, Baby and Trouble, and chatting with his friends at Super C in Skyline.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Ronnie Martin officiating. Private burial will be in Friendship Cemetery near Guntown.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Mauldin of Tupelo; his mother, Donna Roper McIntosh of the Auburn community; his stepchildren, Rodney Yarbrough (Linda) of Potts Camp, Sheryl West (Steve) of Holly Springs, David Yarbrough (Sandy) of Yorkville, Ill., Timothy Yarbrough (Jennifer) of New Albany and Michael Yarbrough (Shelia) of Red Banks; his sisters, Frankie Sue “Barbara” Keith of Tupelo. Kim Murphree of Fulton and Alicia Coker (Kevin) of Shannon; his brothers, Johnny Mauldin of Dorsey, Tiny Chism (Debbie), Jeff Chism, Bob Hare (Twania), Jackie Hare (Farrar) and Jonathan McIntosh (Kim), all of Tupelo; his grandmother, Velma Summerford of Fulton; his stepmother, Carolyn Mauldin of Dorsey; numerous grandchildren, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews; his special friends, Ronnie Wheeler (Joyce), Andy Spees, Billy Hardin, Bill Rutland and his buddies at Super C.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne; a brother, Donnie Chism; and his grandparents, Quitman and Fairy Belle Roper.
Pallbearers will be his brothers: Jonathan, Bob, Tiny and Jackie; and his uncles, Richard Roper and G.W. Dye.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today and from noon to service time Sunday.
TISHOMINGO – Donald Ray Anderson, 64, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Iuka Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
OXFORD – Mary Susan Prude died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories in Oxford.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
WEST POINT – Nannie Lee “Nan” Burney Randle, 91, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Ackerman to Nannie Lee Weaver Burney and Richard Valentino Burney. She graduated from Ackerman High School and Blue Mountain College. She was a third grade schoolteacher for the West Point Public School System for 28 years. She was a charter member the Clay County Unit of the Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi. She was also active in the American Cancer Society’s “Reach to Recovery Program” for 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 40 years and an active worker with the young people of the church. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and growing Day Lillies. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lewis Martin Randle of Blue Mountain, on Aug. 15, 2007.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery of West Point.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Bounds (Bobby) and Lewise Jackson, all of West Point; three grandchildren, Jay Jackson, Walt Bounds and Drew Bounds (Tatum); her great-grandchildren, Branyan, Baylor, Brylee, Brinkleigh, Aspyn and Burkley Bounds.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her granddaughter, Randee Bounds.
Pallbearers will be Jay Jackson, Walt Bounds, Drew Bounds, Robbie Robinson, Tommy Henley, Bucky Kellogg and Robert Smith.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 794, West Point, MS 39773; or to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, 50 Dunlap Street, Memphis, TN 38103.
Visitation will be from 1 from 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Alice Florence Suttle, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Nettleton after an extended illness. She was born in New Orleans on Oct. 19, l917, to John Gunn Suttle and Ada Badger Suttle. She graduated from Tupelo High School in l935, and began a 30-plus-year career with Southern Bell Telephone Company as an operator. She resided on Blair Street in Tupelo most of her life. After retirement, she spent many years taking care of her mother until her death. She loved animals, especially her dog, Peppy. She was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing and watching TV.
A prayer service will be at 1 p.m. today in the Tupelo Room Chapel at Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jordan Davis officiating. A private burial will follow in the Suttle Family Plot at Glenwood Cemetery in Tupelo.
She is survived by her sister, Sylvia Epperly and her husband, Howard, of Tupelo; her caregiver, with whom she lived, Betty Cayson of Nettleton; her niece, Jennie Cleveland (Tony) of Fairview; her nephew, Mark Epperly of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; great-nieces and nephews, Daniel and Brandon Epperly and Rebecca, Elizabeth, Rachel and Sarah (Craig) Fowler; A great-great nephew, Logan Fowler; and a special longtime friend and neighbor, Hazel Kenny of Tupelo.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Miss Suttle to the Lee County Library, 219 North Madison, Tupelo, MS 38802 or to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, P. O. Box 185, Tupelo, MS. 38802.
NETTLETON – Manie Aslean Sartin Hill, 96, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at the Oak Tree Plantation. She was born April 15, 1913, in Red Bay, Ala., to John and Josie Stacy Sartin. She married the Rev. George H. Hill in 1933; he died in 1999. Along with her husband, they pastored churches in Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. She was a member of the Nettleton Pentecostal Church and an honorary minister of the United Pentecostal Church International. She was the oldest member of the United Pentecostal Church in the Mississippi District and the fourth oldest in the United Pentecostal Church International. She enjoyed her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Nettleton Pentecostal Church. The Rev. Bob McCool, the Rev. David Tipton, the Rev. R.P. Kloepper and the Rev. Dewayne Kirk officiating. Entombment will be in the Lee Memorial Mausoleum. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Coy Hill (Margie) of Amory and Larry Hill (Bonnie) of Fulton; one daughter, Debbie Davis (Larry) of Nettleton; daughter-in-law, Shirley Hill of Amory; nine grandchildren, Sha Burnett, Pat Blaylock, Andrea Blaylock, Dale Hill, Cindy Hicks, Larry Hill II, Cassandra Lee, Jordan Davis and Miranda Conn; 19 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one son, Bobby N. Hill.
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons.
Memorial donations may be made to the Nettleton Pentecostal Church, 108 Pentecostal Ave., Nettleton, MS 38858.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.
BALDWYN – Emma Jeanne Hickey Deeters died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, after a brief illness. She was born April 30, 1919, in the Lebanon community to Enoch and Emma Wallis Hickey. She graduated from Baldwyn High School and attended the University of Mississippi. She worked as a secretary at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., The Baldwyn News, Baldwyn High School and Union Bankers Insurance Co. She was one of the oldest members of the First Baptist Church in Baldwyn. She loved her pets, crocheting and cooking desserts. She was devoted to her family and caring for them.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Jeannine Loberg (Randy) of Baldwyn; two grandchildren, Jonathan Loberg and Andrea Loberg, both of Baldwyn; a host of cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Neal Wallis, Bruce Wallis, Robert Magers, Bobby Copeland, Jimmy Miller and Mike Hickey.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Annie Pearl Mullins, 65, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the church.
HOUSTON – Donald Murray “Don” Clay, 63, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Houston Funeral Home.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Virginia Alexander Glover, 97, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hopewell No. 2 M.B. Church in Hudsonville. 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 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Sunday.
CORINTH – Joetta Wright Patterson, 51, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at City Road CME Church. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Nannie Lee Randle
WEST POINT – Nannie Lee Randle, 91, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2910, 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 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
AMORY – Barbara Rye Blake, 68, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2010, at her home. She was born April 4, 1941, in Alabama to Bryce and Vanner Pickens Rye. She lived in the Amory area for 30 years. She married Charles Blake in 1986. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. She enjoyed collecting dolls and angels, fishing, her dogs, watching TV, and especially her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tom Rossi, Bro. Ricky Jones and Bro. James Gardner officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Blake of Amory; six sons, Bobby Reeves of Columbus, Will Reeves of Sturgis, Jody Reeves of Columbus, Bill Monroe Reeves of Columbus, Jamie Reeves of Columbus and Bryce Keith Reeves of Fayette, Ala.; three daughters, Earnestine Williamson of Maben, Rita Ann Kellum of Mathiston and Laurie Self of Amory; one sister, Jean Skyles of Crestview, Fla.; 30 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Roger Dale Reeves; and two brothers, Billy and Buddy Rye.
Pallbearers will be Danny Baughn, James Phelps, Cody Phelps, Charlie Williamson, Roy Williamson, William Anthony Reeves and Billy Williamson. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Phelps, Bobby Monroe Reeves and Tommy Dykes.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
IUKA – Treye Pepper, 6 months, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Eva C. Ramsey
AMORY – Eva C. Ramsey, 80, died Thursday at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
TUPELO – Billy W. Cunningham, 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo.
JUMPERTOWN – Ellis Wren, 73, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was the former owner of Wren Tire Co. for over 35 years. He was a member of the First Apostolic Church of Jumpertown.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Apostolic Church of Jumpertown with the Rev. Buddy Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Tawilla Darlene Lange (Keith) of Martin, Tenn.; one sister, Elaine Green of Kossuth; one brother, Gearry Wren of Biggersville; one granddaughter, Bambi Angel Lange McLeskey (Thomas) of Oxford; two nieces, Lana Burnett (Phil) of Tupelo and Melissa Higdon (Dennis) of Huntsville, Ala.; three nephews, Brian Green and Jason Green of Kossuth, and Kevin Wren of Adamsville, Tenn.; one great-niece, Lindsey Green; and two great-nephews, Cody Burnett and Luke Burnett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Haskel and Mattie Glen Morrow Wren, and one grandson, Jarred Wayne Wolfe.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.
BOONEVILLE – Tommy Willis, 56, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEW ALBANY – Toy W. Hogue, 100, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Union County Health and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
DENNIS – Evie Tesseneer, 96, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Iuka Hospital. She was born Aug. 25, 1913, in Marietta to Brad and Sarah Martha Hicks Harris. She was a resident of the Tishomingo Community Living Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Billy Credille officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha (Dr. Harold) Underwood of Kingston, Tenn.; five sons, Sidney A. (Dean) Tesseneer of Red Bay, Ala., James W. Tesseneer of Belmont, Howard (Carolyn) Tesseneer and Dwight (Patricia) Tesseneer, all of Dennis, and David Tesseneer of Corinth; a daughter-in-law, Jessie Tesseneer of Belmont; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Tesseneer; one son, Cullen Tesseneer; and a daughter-in-law, Peggy Tesseneer.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday.
NETTLETON – Mary Lue Ray Hallmark, 54, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
BETHLEHEM – Joshua Michael Dague, 25, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born Sept. 10, 1984, in Salida, Colo. He was a construction worker and a member of Winborn United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Brownie Tohill officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery in Hickory Flat.
Survivors include his wife, Lacey Rooker; his father, Boyd Dague of Salida, Colo.; his mother, Tracy Huey of Waterford; three sons, Landon Dague, Jackson Dague and Rylan Dague, all of Bethlehem; his grandfathers, Michael Travis Huber of Los Almos, Colo., and Harold Bergin of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his great-grandfather, Michael Joseph Trella of Lynchburg, Va.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.