By NEMS Daily Journal
RIPLEY – Ruth Brister Farr Stanford, formerly of Greenville, went home to meet her Lord on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Tippah County Nursing Home. She celebrated her 100th birthday on July 20, 2010. She resided in Ripley at the Tippah County Nursing Home in Ripley, where she frequently entertained the residents with songs on the piano. Since she started playing the piano at the age of 5, music was a large part of her life. Although she taught piano for many years and could read music, she had the unique ability to play any song that she knew or heard by ear. She graduated from Blue Mountain College in 1938 with a degree in education. She taught school at Skene, Carthage and Bull Frog Corner in Mississippi before marrying Charles Stanford in 1942. She taught second grade at Ella Darling Elementary in Greenville for several years and then public school music at Ella Darling and Em Boyd Elementary Schools in Greenville before retiring to teach private piano lessons. Mrs. Stanford played the piano for the evening worship service and prayer meeting at First Baptist Church in Greenville for more than 35 years. She also served as church librarian at the church for 18 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Christopher Stanford Sr.; her parents, William E. Farr Sr. and Cynthia Brister Farr; three brothers, William E. Farr Jr., James V. Farr and Paul H. Farr; and a sister, Frances Farr Wilkinson.
She is survived by a son, Charles Christopher Stanford Jr. (Gail) of Maitland, Fla.; a daughter, Cynthia Stanford Coombs (Johnnie) of Blue Mountain; three grandsons, Nathan Stanford of Maitland, Fla., John Coombs (Morgan) of New Albany and Jeff Coombs (Holly) of Ripley; six great-grandchildren, Perrin Coombs, Sam Coombs, Emma Coombs, Kyle Coombs, Drew Coombs and Charlie Coombs; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Jackson Holcomb, Aidan Holcomb and Natalie Holcomb.
Services will be Monday, Jan. 3, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Greenville with Mortimer Funeral Home in charge. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. before the service at the chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville.
MADISON – Nancy Bracken Love, 65, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at St. Dominic‘s Hospital in Jackson. She was born on July 23, 1945, to John Walter and Elizabeth Day Bracken. She graduated from Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., and attended George Washington and American Universities. Mrs. Love met her husband, Jon B. “J. B.” Love, a Tupelo native, in Washington D.C. in 1965. They married in 1966 and moved to Mississippi.
Services will be at noon Monday at Grace Episcopal Church in Canton. Burial and a graveside service will be held at a later date in Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, Md. Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland is assisting with arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, J.B. Love; two nephews, John S. and Andrew B. Bracken; one niece, Elizabeth Jarnagin; and a great-niece, Olive Bracken.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Elizabeth Bracken Jarnagin; and her brother, John Walter Bracken III.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Monday at Grace Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church in Canton; Friends Academy, 1088 Tucker Road, North Dartmouth, MA, 02747-0274; or the charity of your choice.
AMORY – Ruble Hacker, 71, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MYRTLE – Jimmy “Jim” Lipsey, 57, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
Rodney D. Cole
BRANDON – Rodney Doyle Cole, 64, formerly of Houston, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Brandon Nursing and Rehab in Brandon. He was born June 22, 1946, in Houston to Walter Gray Cole and Annie Loise Murphree Cole. He was a former employee of Mississippi Employment Security Commission. He was a 1964 graduate of Houston High School and a graduate of Mississippi State University with a master’s degree in education. He was working on his doctorate when he became disabled. He was a former captain in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of River Bend Baptist Church in Ormond Beach, Fla., where he taught Sunday School.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Dr. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his brothers, Max Cole and Liz of Brandon, and Billy Ray Cole of Lambert; his niece, Debbie Watts and Sam of Brandon; his great-nephew, Barry Watts of Mississippi State; and his aunt, Lucille Britt of Jacksonville, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Rosamond Cole.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Friends and family may sign the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
DENNIS – Cline Credille, 72, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at his residence. He was born April 15, 1938, in Mississippi to Olis and Ona Robinson Credille. He was a carpenter for more than 50 years. He was of the Christian faith.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Bethel Cemetery in Belmont with Bro. Billy Credille officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Jo Credille of Dennis; two children, Renee Pafford (Mike) and Renita Harrison (Billy), all of Dennis; two stepdaughters, Penny Simpson (Randy) of Warrior, Ala., and Kathy Tucker of Remlap, Ala.; one sister, Dessie McClure (Bud) of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Joshua Harrison, Caleb Harrison, Jonathan Pafford, Jessica Pafford, Jennifer James (Gary), Kim Morgan (Joey), Kelley Tucker, Jaimie Tucker and Bree Reid (Ryan); and five great-grandchildren, Devin James, Jacie Tucker, Kysten Tucker, Austin Reid and Tripp Reid.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael John Credille; his parents; three brothers, R.B. “Pete” Credille, Herman Credille and Lelon Credille; a sister, Colleen Eaton; and his stepfather, Thomas Carrithers.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Ozbirn, Jonathan Pafford, Joshua Harrison, Caleb Harrison, Mike Pafford and Billy Harrison.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
Russell Bird Sr.
WEST POINT – Russell Carl Bird Sr., 70, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Waverly Care Home in West Point. He was born July 24, 1940, to William H. Bird and Irma Berry Bird. Mr. Bird was a retired receiving clerk at Bryan Brothers Foods and animal control officer for West Point. He was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at West End Baptist Church in West Point with Rev. Jerome Key and Rev. Mike Mathena officiating. Burial will follow at West Point Memorial Gardens. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Bird; two sons, Rusty Bird of Monette, Ark., and Ryan Bird of Belmont; two daughters, Patricia Hipps of Petal and Paula Bryan of West Point; a brother, Paul Bird of West Point; and five grandchildren, Zac Bryan, Colby Hipps, Callyn Bird, Carlee Bird and Tallie Bird.
Pallbearers will be Carl Middleton, Jerry Burns, Rex Pumphrey, Lamar Wilburn, Jeff Misenholder and Curtis Middleton. Honorary pallbearers are the Men’s II Sunday School Class and deacons of West End Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to West End Baptist Church, P.O. Box 388, West Point, MS 39773.
IUKA – George Gary Harrison, 68, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He attended Poplar Springs Free Will Baptist Church. He was retired from the construction industry. He was the fire chief of the North Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department and was very dedicated to his fire department service.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Springs Free Will Baptist Church. Bro. Malcolm Garrett will officiate. Interment will follow in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by two sons, Gary Wayne Harrison (Chandi) of Kilgore, Texas, and Brian Keith Harrison (Denver Blake Carter) of Dallas, Texas; a special niece and nephew, Doug and Melissa Johnson of Iuka; four grandchildren, Kayla Harrison and Kelsi Harrison, both of White Oak, Texas, and Kylie Watkins and Kaden Watkins, both Kilgore, Texas; two brothers, Bill Harrison of Brookfield, Ill., and Dale Harrison of Chicago; one sister, Kay Barnes of Union City, Tenn.; two special great-nieces, Mattie and Sophie Johnson of Iuka; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Faye Harrison; his parents, Bill and Margaret Harrison; and two brothers, Thomas Earl Harrison and Dean Harrison.
Pallbearers include Terry Lambert, Gerry Lambert, Michael Parrish, Ronnie Thompson, Tim Fooshee, Jim Lovelace and Shane Suddieth. Honorary pallbearers include the Tishomingo County Volunteer Firefighters.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poplar Springs Cemetery Fund, 3605 Hwy. 25 North, Iuka, MS 38852.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
BANNER – Roy Fay Camp, 82, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Golden Living Nursing Center in Batesville. He was born June 3, 1928, in Calhoun County. He retired from Delta Casket Co. in Memphis, where he worked for 30 years. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel of Bruce with the Rev. Dwight Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Banner Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marlene Wright Camp of Banner; one daughter, Shirley Fay Camp of Banner; six nephews and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas Camp and Vannie Jane Raley Camp; five brothers, Winfred Camp, Elton Camp, Clinton Camp, Sanford Camp and Frank Camp; and two sisters, Evelene Camp and Dorothy Camp.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Camp, Donald Camp, Kevin Camp, Larry Davis, Charlie Huckaby and Edward Huckaby.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online guest register may be signed at www.ParkerMemorialFuneralHomes.com.
Marla Kay Moore
WALNUT – Marla Kay Moore, 57, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
MABEN – Reva Bland Ray, 91, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at her home in Webster County.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Marvin Hill Methodist Cemetery in Cumberland.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Roy Glenn King, 59, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Elder Ben L. Burcham, 88 Hwy. 30 E., Booneville, MS 38829.
Beryl G. Toler
SMYRNA, Tenn. – Beryl G. Toler, 79, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, in Smyrna, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
WALNUT – Velma “Jenny” Wilbanks Foster, 84, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. She was born Jan. 9, 1926, to the late Walter and Julie Willingham Wilbanks. She was a member of Community Pentecostal Church and a retired factory worker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Christ Temple Church with Bro. Clay Hall officiating. Burial will be in Community Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two sisters, Thelma “Chibber” Reed of Walnut and Mildred “Dee” Bass (Eugene) of Walnut; her caregivers, Billy and Shelia Crum of Walnut; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl J. Foster, and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Bubby Rickman, Paulie Wilbanks, Brandon Pittman, Tyler Pittman, Jamie Rutherford, Jonathon Sweeton, Hugh Wilbanks and Brian Sweeton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Wilbanks, Cody Martin, Troy Martin and Daniel Martin.
Visitation will be at the church until service time today.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Robert E. Hemphill
WEST POINT – Robert E. Hemphill, 88, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Columbus to Florence Marie Stafford and Samuel Nathan Hemphill. He was a textile mill operator for Fruit of the Loom for 58 years. Mr. Hemphill was a member of Garden Baptist Church in Aliceville, where he was still an active deacon. He married Maggie Reed Hemphill on Oct. 11, 1941, in Fayette, Ala. She preceded him in death on March 27, 1995.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garden Baptist Church in Aliceville, Ala., with Bro. David Barrentine officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Melcher of West Point and Maragaret Franklin of Troy, Ala.; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne Hemphill of Starkville; a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by a son, Earl Ray Hemphill, in September 1994.
Pallbearers will be Jonathon Redmond, Justin Redmond, Jesse Melcher, Devan Melcher, Danny Coleman, Sammy Coleman, Freddy Melcher and Adam Pate.
Honorary pallbearers will be his church family at the Garden Baptist Church; all his friends at the Senior Center in Aliceville; and the nurses and staff at West Point Community Living Center.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at Garden Baptist Church in Aliceville, Ala.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Lillie Mae Wilkins
RIPLEY – Lillie Mae Orman Wilkins, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born Jan. 13, 1932, in Ripley to Will and Cora Whitehead Orman. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. William J. Connolly officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include one daughter, Paula Sain of Millington, Tenn.; three sons, Lewis Wilkins Jr. of Fort Wayne, Tenn., and Bert Wilkins (Sandra) and Jimmy Wilkins, both of Ripley; one sister, Irene Hicks (Arthur) of Southaven; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Wilkins Sr.; her parents; one daughter, Patricia Troy; one sister, Pauline King; and two brothers, Roy Orman and Wade Orman.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ansboro, Dennis Ansboro, Keith Hicks, Ken Cooper, Al Graves and Seth Wilkins.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Scotty R. Williams
CORINTH – Scotty R. Williams, 60, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.
OLIVE BRANCH – Ben Carroll Payne, 67, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Nov. 6, 1943, in Lee County to Luther Carroll Payne and Florine Edwards Payne Turman. He was a native of Nettleton, but had lived in Olive Branch for the past 42 years. He was a retired yardmaster for Burlington Northern Railroad in Memphis. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He enjoyed going fishing and restoring old cars.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gray’s Cemetery near Nettleton with Bro. Carroll Pettigrew, Rev. James Gibson and Judy Hester officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Lynda Johnston Payne of Olive Branch; two daughters, Kimala Shelton Benton (Allen) of Smithville and Amy Menotti (Toby) of Columbus; one son, Chad Carroll Payne (Tini) of Jackson, Tenn.; his mother; two sisters, Kathryn Caldwell of Columbus and Linda Sherrill of Shannon; nine grandchildren; and two special friends, Betsy and Mack Bess.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carole Lynn Payne; his father; his stepfather, John Turman; and one sister, Jo Ann Perkins.
Pallbearers will be Donald Fly, Toby Menotti, Dalton Cook, Billy Joe Laney, Darrell Rankin and Alan Hester. Honorary pallbearer will be Allen Benton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
PONTOTOC – Gladys Warren, 98, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will follow in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Deweese Butler of Pontotoc; a granddaughter, Debbie Caughlin (Jerry) of Collierville; two grandchildren, Sarah Caughlin of Atlanta, Ga., and Spencer Caughlin of Collierville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Ella Bryant Hitt; her husband, Herman Warren; and a sister, Joyce Vaughn.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Caughlin, Spencer Caughlin, Marlin Inmon, Kevin Morrow, John Sipes and Greg Laprade. Honorary pallbearers will be Britt Huffstatler, Wayne Laprade, Floyd McCullough, John Edward Sewell and Neil Cruse.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
PONTOTOC – David Michael “Mike” Johns, 56, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, in Pontotoc. He was born Nov. 23, 1954, in Okolona to Tommie Lee Johns and Lola Leopard. He lived most of his life in Okolona and was currently living in Pontotoc. He was a member of Faith Outreach Church in Okolona. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and skiing. In his younger years he participated in the rodeo and raised longhorn cattle. He worked in construction as a carpenter doing vinyl siding and recently worked on the Toyota plant. He was a craftsman at woodworking and enjoyed making things for family and friends. He was looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild, a granddaughter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jimmy Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery in Okolona.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Johns of Pontotoc; a son, Jake Johns (Kendra) of Okolona; his mother, Lola Leopard of Okolona; a sister, Tanya Johns Dexter (Pete) of West Point; three nieces, Tracey Holcombe, Jeana Whitacre and Melissa Dexter; and a great-niece and a great-nephew.
Pallbearers are Kebo Davis, Dalton Christian, Steven Colbert, Carroll Holman, Jack Gregory, Tank Nicholson, Shaw Robbins and Jerry Paepkey.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until service time Sunday at the Okolona Chapel.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VARDAMAN – Lois Wynette Bailey Inmon, 90, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. She was born Nov. 13, 1920, in Vardaman. She was a homemaker and a member of Midway Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Midway Baptist Church at Vardaman. The Rev. Don Wilson will officiate, and the Rev. Billy Wells will assist. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Joy (Bill) Boland of Madison, Ala.; two sons, Jerry Bailey (Jamie) Inmon of Starkville and Stephen T. (Connie) Inmon of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Karen Boland Inmon, Jennifer Inmon Sullivan, Julie Inmon Powe, Kim Swink Perrone, Micahel Swink, Ryan Andrew Inmon, Terrel Inmon and Lauren Kathryn Inmon; four great-grandchildren, Nicole Mack, Landon Inmon Powe, Olivia Perrone and Charlotte Perrone.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Inmon; her parents, James William Bailey and Lou Bera Bailey; a daughter, Janet Inmon Robertson; two sisters, Lorette Caviness and Beulah Brand; and seven brothers, Earl, J.R., Dee, Les, S.T., Travis and Hosea Bailey.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Inmon, Chad Inmon, Byron Clanton, Sean Sullivan, Austin Powe, Noeman Griffin, Mike Harrell and Michael Bailey.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorials can be made to Midway Cemetery Fund, c/o Bobby Inmon, P.O. Box 72, Vardaman, MS 38878; or UMC Children’s Cancer Fund, Dept. of Pediatrics, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.
Online guest register may be signed at www.ParkerMemorialFuneralHomes.com.
AMORY – Trinitii Na’Kay Weatherall died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
AMORY – Robert Marsellus Ledbetter, 91, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Oaktree Plantation after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.