Obituaries January 11, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

W.D. Alred
PLANTERSVILLE – Wiley Dewey “Jackpot” Alred, 62, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 in Zeeland, Mich. He was born in Lee County on Nov. 4, 1950, to Cleveland Duvall Alred and Marjorie Burleson Alred. A lifelong resident of Lee County, he attended school at Plantersville and Nettleton. He was a patriotic man who showed love for his country, serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed in Korea. He married Deborah Sue Brackin on Aug. 8, 1972. After being discharged from the Army, he went to work as a truck driver for Action Transport where he received a 22-year “Safe Driving Award” and worked for more than 30 years. He was a member of Cross Pointe Fellowship in Nettleton. He loved the great outdoors and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Tommy Ray Dabbs officiating. Burial will be private. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Deborah Sue Alred of Plantersville; two sons, Brad Alred (Tina) of Nettleton and Jon Wiley Alred (Carla Lindsey) of Plantersville; two brothers, Newell Alred and Dennis Alred (Cynthia), all of Plantersville; three sisters, Pat Sheffield (Jimmy) of Mooreville, Wanda Dillard of Plantersville and Sandra Collier (Butch) of Oxford; and two grandchildren, Mackenzie Alred and Tatum Alred.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gene Alred; and one sister, Elmonta Fowler.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Hughes, Fred Lee, Randy Spigner, Mike McCuller, Kevin Niblett and Stephen Alred. Honorary pallbearers will be the truck drivers he has worked with over the past 30-plus years.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Jessie S. Dowsing
PALMETTO – Jessie S. Dowsing, 85, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the home of her daughter in St. Louis, Mo. She was a lifelong resident of the Palmetto community.
A lifelong member of Palmetto CME Church, she held various positions there including director of Christian Education, church treasurer, Sunday school teacher, Trustee Class leader, stewardess and Missionary Society leader, and she was a member of the World Federation of Methodist Women. She also served as the church pianist for more than 60 years.
She graduated with honors from Carver High School in Tupelo and Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs. In addition to academic excellence, she achieved athletic excellence as a basketball player at both institutions. She received a graduate degree in education from Mississippi State University and did further studies at Jackson State University and Tougaloo College. She worked in the Mississippi Public School System for more than 34 years. Her career included teaching positions at Decatur High School, Shannon Elementary School, College Hill School and Pontotoc Attendance Center. She also worked as a librarian/Material Center specialist for the Pontotoc School System before her retirement in 1982.
She was an active member of the American Association of Retired Persons, the NAACP, the National Council of Negro Women, and held various positions in the Heroines of Jericho Court 126. She served on the Advisory Council for Itawamba Community College and as a member of the Foster Care Review Board. She served as a poll worker for many years for the Lee County Board of Elections. She especially enjoyed her work as a volunteer at North Mississippi Medical Center, which she did for more than 12 years.
Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Dowsing Toliver; her granddaughter, Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo, Ph.D.; her grandson, El Hadji Samba Amadou Diallo, Ph.D.; her great-grandchildren, Coumba and Mawdo Diallo, all of St. Louis; a niece and nephew whom she reared, Chaeleace Spearman Locust and children of St. Helena Island, S.C., and MSgt. D. Lamont (Michele) Brooks and children of Valparaiso, Fla.; sister-in-law, Ollie W. Dowsing of St. Louis; a “special son,” Leo (Geraldine) Green; a special caregiver, Blanche Cushshon of St. Louis; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luvert and Virgie Spearman; husband, Frank Dowsing Sr.; a son, Frank Dowsing Jr.; and siblings, Bernice Robinson, Elizabeth McKenzie and William Armstrong Sr.
Pallbearers will be El Hadji Samba Diallo, Lamont Brooks, Anthony Adams, Kelvin Ruth, Melvin Ruth and Mike Garmon. Honorary pallbearers will be Leo Green, Jerry Dowsing, Robert Smith, William Armstrong Jr., John N. Armstrong, Wayne Buie and Floyd Needham.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Palmetto CME Church with Elder Leo Wright officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Agnew Funeral Home in Verona. The Heroines of Jericho Ceremony will be conducted at 6 p.m.

Sarah Caldwell Anderson
TUPELO – Sarah Caldwell Anderson, 90, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Golden Living Center. She was born July 21, 1922, in Ecru to Oscar and Linda Wells. A licensed practical nurse, she worked for Tupelo Manor for many years. She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.
A private service will be held for the family at Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Hershel Anderson of Tupelo; two sons, Joe Caldwell (Sue) of Erie, Penn., and Mike Caldwell (Cheryl); one stepson, Barry Anderson (Mary Ann) of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Suzanne Caldwell-Kiddy, and one son, Steve Caldwell.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Andy Prather
MILWAUKEE – Andy Prather, 79, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at St. Mary Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. He was born Oct. 30, 1933.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church at Falkner. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jessie Elaine Crum Prather; one son, Sidney C. Prather of Tiplersville; two daughters, Cheryl Prather Long and Raquel N. Tate, both of Milwaukee; three granddaughters, three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Crum; two brothers, Willie D. (Effie) Prather and Wallace (Dorothy) Prather; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will begin at noon today at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Palmer Foster
TUPELO – Palmer E. Foster, 89, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 10, 1923, in Jackson, Tenn., to Oscar C. Foster and Armissa Palmer Foster. He was an active member and deacon at Springhill M.B. Church in Tupelo. He was a veteran of World War II. He graduated from Rust College in Holly Springs and worked several years as a biology and chemistry teacher and football coach. He was later hired by Yocona Area Boy Scouts Council as its executive and became the first African American Boy Scout professional in Mississippi. He was a volunteer worker for NMMC for many years. He was a founding board member of LIFT Inc. He served from 1988-2006 on the board of North Mississippi Regional Water Supply District. He was named Tupelo’s Citizen of the Year in 1995. He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Springhill M.B. Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Gary Long officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Garden. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three daughters, Jessie Mae Carpenter of Kansas City, Mo., Susan F. Stevenson and Martha Ann Garmon, both of Tupelo; three sons, Emmitt (Louise) Foster and Clarence Wayne Foster, both of Tupelo, and Melvin Foster of Brooklyn, N.Y.: one sister, Ida Wilson of Holly Springs; one brother, Homer C. (Margaret) Foster of St. Louis; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethell Foster; his parents two sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and the family time from 5 to 7 p.m. today, both at Spring Hill M.B. Church.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Office of the President, Rust College, 150 Rust Ave., Holly Spring, MS 38635.

James Mayo
TUPELO – James Lester Mayo, 68, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. He was born June 27, 1944, in Orange, Texas. He served his country in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retiring as a chief petty officer. He eventually retired a second time from the real estate business in 2005. He loved people and left behind many friends and family members.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Boguefala Baptist Church, Highway 371 N., Mooreville.
Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Ruth; his son, Chuck (Margie) of Charleston, S.C.; his daughter, Jo Wallace (Shawn) of Fort Worth, Texas; and his grandchildren, Samantha (Daniel), Nathan, Sarah and Michael, all of Charleston, S.C., Bryan of Fort Worth, Texas, and Melissa Johnson (Ned) of Oceanside, Calif.; and one great-grandchild, Cosette, of Oceanside, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, (800) 805-5856.

Agnes Landreth
FULTON – Agnes Adelia Landreth, 88, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. She was a resident at The Meadows Nursing Home in Fulton. She was born April 11, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Jacob Hudson. She was a faithful member of Lakeview Baptist Church. She was known by her great-grandchildren as “The Granny That’s Great.” In her later years she wasn’t able to remember much, but she never forgot the words of the great hymns of faith.
A life celebration memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lakeview Baptist Church. Her grandson, Robert Garland, pastor of Lakeview, will officiate.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Garland and Linda Houston; two sisters, Janet Jones and Jeanelle Stroud; her grandchildren, Karonda Harris, Robert Garland and Tabitha Harper; her great-grandchildren, Tabitha Wolfe, Tiffany Wolfe, Deanna Plebuch, Gregory Wolfe, Jacob Garland, Heidi Garland, Micheal Khuny, Noah Harper and Talon Harper; and one great-great-grandchild, Karlie Nicole Wolfe.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Harold Landreth; and her sisters, Gladys Dunn, Christine Pennington and June Compassi Lord.

Elizabeth Brown
HOLLY SPRINGS – Elizabeth Crumb Brown, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Dimension Salt & Light Ministries in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. 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 and the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Elsie Mason
MOSCOW, Tenn. – Elsie Pointer Mason, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sims Chapel M.B. Church in Michigan City. 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 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

Reba Robinson
HAMILTON – Reba Keeton Robinson, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Oak Tree Plantation in Amory. She was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Tishomingo County to Marshall Albert and Jane Goodwin Keeton. She owned and operated Robinson Furniture Company for 32 years. She attended Hamilton United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Hamilton. Tim Wilson will officiate. Gunter & Peel Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her sons, Jackie Keeton Robinson (Brenda) of Hamilton and Jerry Ricky Robinson (Ruby) of Hamilton; and her grandchildren, Erik Robinson of Leighton, Ala., and Cody Robinson of Hamilton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper “Jack” Robinson, and granddaughter, Amy Robinson.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Robert F. Cockrell
CEDAR BLUFF – Robert F. Cockrell, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point. Burial will follow in Cairo Cemetery in the Cairo community.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

J.C. Richey
PISGAH – J.C. “Pig” Richey, 93, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at home. He was born Dec. 22, 1919, to Wesley and Adeline Honeycutt Richey. He was a farmer.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Bro. Stanley Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery.
He is survived by one sister, Emma Hickman of Booneville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Richey; his parents; five sisters; and four brothers.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Joyce Ann Wilson
BOONEVILLE – Joyce Ann Wilson, 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a factory worker and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church with Bro. Kevin Yearber and Bro. C.D. Edge officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Teresa “Teri” Cartwright Smith (William) of Booneville; a son, David Cartwright Sr. of Booneville; three sisters, Jane Worley of Burton, Betty Blount of Tupelo and Mary Shumpert of Tupelo; one brother, Jerry South of Wheeler; seven grandchildren, David Cartwright, Katherine Pearson, Teresa Tomlinson, Felicia Cartwright, Dalton Smith, Austin Smith and Jordan Smith; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilson; parents, Casie and Ruby Owens South; sons, James A. Wilson and Thomas Lee Wilson; brother, Casie South Jr.; and sister, Tina South Moore.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the church.

Robert Woodard
HOUSTON – Robert Lee “Rab” Woodard passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home in Houston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Centerhill M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will follow in the Palestine Church Cemetery at Van Vleet. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in repose at the church from 12:30 p.m. to service time Saturday.

Laneka Byers
MEMPHIS – Laneka Oni Byers, 35, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Methodist Hospital South in Memphis.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Holy Calling Methodist Church, 1348 National St., Memphis. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Billie Ruth Wright
MILLBRAE, Calif. – Billie Ruth LaBarreare Wright, 85, formerly of Falkner, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Manalo’s Board and Care in South San Francisco, Calif.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Falkner Baptist Church. Burial will be in Falkner Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Franklin Turner
MANTACHIE – Franklin D. Turner, 76, formerly of Mantachie, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his home in Fulton. He was born Nov. 6, 1936, to Marvin Leonard Turner and Mary Belle Roberts Turner. He was a member of Tombigbee Baptist Church and attended Zion Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was retired from Day-Brite Lighting, where he worked for 36 years. He enjoyed fishing.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with the Rev. Royce Hawkins officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandi Turner of Oxford and Chrissy Anderson (Jeff) of Tullahoma,Tenn.; two sons, Frankie Dale Turner and Jon Turner, both of Fulton ; one brother, William “Bill” Turner ( Joyce) of the Eggville community; three sisters, Marvinell Buse (Fred) of Guntown, Frances Smothers (Charles) and Robbie Lynn Brazil, both of Mantachie; 10 grandchildren, Tiffany Collum (Seth), Bethany Wilemon (Matt), Alexx Neal, Mitch Turner (Amanda), Tyler Turner, Megan Turner, Abbigayle Anderson, Alyssa Anderson, Brantley-Claire Anderson and Taylor Anderson; three great-grandchildren, Tyson Neal, Gunner Collum and Liza Neal; and a special friend, Bobbie Nell Jamerson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Brooks Turner; four brothers, Leonard, Paul , Gilbert and Larry Wade Turner; and his parents.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at McNeece-Morris Funeral home in Mantachie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Baptist Church, c/o Connie Caffy, 381 W. Lake Drive, Fulton, MS 38843.

Tate King
ASHLAND – Norris Tate King, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born Oct. 29, 1939, to Norris Tilton and Delilah Edna Stewart King. He was a Baptist and owner and operator of King’s Auto Sales.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Adams and Bro. John Huggins officiating. Burial will be Hamilton Baptist Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Thomas King of Ashland; three sons, Jimmy King (Bonnie), Steve King (Rita) and Jeff King (Lisa), all of Ashland; nine grandchildren, Jonathan King, Stephanie Turner, Zach King, Ty King, Ryan Johnson, Chelsea Johnson, Jon Harris and Dusty Joyner; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Denzil King.
Pallbearers will be Larry Webb, Rodney Webb, Mark Orman, Brody Childers, Jerry Gadd and Danny Hopkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Alfred Burton, Don Conwill and Mark Thomas.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Margaret Gray
BALDWYN – Margaret Gray, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Miranda Seger
HOUSTON – Miranda Michelle Seger, 32, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Union County. She was born April 15, 1980, in New Albany. She worked as a cashier. She was a member of New Wine Fellowship and attended Hillcrest Church in New Albany.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. Scott Free officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Chickasaw County.
She is survived by her parents, Jim Grant Rhynes and Charlotte Diane Foster Rhynes of New Albany; her fiancé, Shun Blansett of Houston; three children, Malachi Stone Seger of Blue Mountain, Lacy Jewel Blansett of Houston and William Dean Blansett of Houston; one brother, Robert Grant Rhynes of New Albany; and her grandmother, Charlotte Jewel Foster of Blue Springs.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Robert Wayne Foster, and one brother, Phillip Wayne Rhynes.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

Magnolia Cole
NEW ALBANY – Magnolia “Mag” Cole, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab. She was born June 12, 1923, in Jackson, Tenn., to Jessie A. Johnson and Nettie Parks Johnson. She was a member of Watson Grove M.B. Church. She retired from Mohasco Furniture and later did domestic work.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Watson Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Avence Pittman officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a nephew she raised as her son, Thomas Earl McClellen; two sisters, Izona V. Davis of Memphis and Clara Nell Rovers of Boliver, Tenn.; two brothers, Calvin (Shirley) Johnson of Chicago and Charles Johnson of Medon, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Willie Ed Cole of New Albany; her godson and caregiver, Thomas Earl McClellan; a special friend, Virginia Hooper; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Murry “Bad Eye” Cole, and her parents.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Deborah Pannell
PONTOTOC – Deborah Aycock Pannell, 62, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at home. She graduated from Algoma School. She loved country music. Where she exceled in her life was in her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Greg Herndon will officiate. Burial will follow in the Campground Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Jerry Pannell; two sons, James Pannell and Ben Pannell (Lacey); her mother and father, Verneel and Alvis Aycock; a sister, Donna Sparks; a niece, Amanda (Adam) of Tupelo; a nephew, Hunter Ard of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Jenna and Eben; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Pallbearers will be Harvey Pannell, Steve Pannell, Hunter Ard, Sammy Bramlett, James Pannell and Ben Pannell.
Visitation will from 1 p.m. to service time today.

Ron Woods
TUPELO – Ron Woods, 16, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, as the result of a train-pedestrian accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Katherine Long
PONTOTOC – Katherine Mlean Long, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was member of McGregor’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She had worked at Kuhn’s, Stubbs, the Pontotoc Inn, the Mason Jar and was the manager at Southern Hills Motel. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, cooking for others and making cakes to give away at Christmas.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Steve Nichols and the Rev. Terry Paul Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the Long Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sisters, Kathleen Ray (Curtis) of West Point, Evelyn Armstrong and Margaret Dunlap, both of Lufkin, Texas; one brother, James Powell Sanders (Carole) of Boden, Ark.; daughter-in-law, Denise Long Gillespie; a granddaughter, Nikki Fletcher; a great granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Fletcher; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde “C.B.” Sanders and Lucille Milton Sanders; her husband, John Woodson Long; and a son: Trent Long.
Pallbearers will be Adam Ray, Phillip Roye, Noel Roye, Dave Roye, Ron Britt and Frank Stubblefield. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Scott, Bobbie Roye, Sue Massey and Helen Stubblefield.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Scott Treadaway
ECRU – Larry Scott Treadaway, 48, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Lafayette County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.

Latonya Carr
BATESVILLE – Latonya Dewayne Carr, 33, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at The Med in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Eureaka AME Zion Church in Batesville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Lillian Morrow
TUPELO – Lillian Faye Morrow, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born March 18, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Green and Mantee Green. She was a member of New Prospect M.B. Church. She attended school in Monroe County. She loved her church, Bethlehem Healing Temple of Chicago. She enjoyed having picnics in the park with family and friends, painting and doing ceramics for family and friends. and watching her favorite TV shows, “Sanford & Son” and “Andy Griffith.” She was a people person.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Prospect M.B. Church in Nettleton with the Rev. George Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in New Prospect Cemetery. Darden & Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her three sons, George Morrow and Wash Morrow Jr., both of Joliet, Ill., and Randy J. (Donatella) Morrow of Vicenza, Italy; three daughters, Brenda Faye (Phillip) Richardson of Shannon, Mildred A. Jones of Pontotoc and Rachel (Odolphus) McMillian of Nettleton; one brother, Levi Green of Akron, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wash Morrow Sr.; two sons, Robert and Michael M. Morrow; two daughters, Debra A. Morrow Ambrose and Veronica J. Morrow; five sisters and three brothers.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today and family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Christine Ware
BOONEVILLE – Christine H. Ware, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her home. She was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Booneville. She was a member of Jumpertown First Baptist Church, and she was a retired factory worker. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Ware, whom she married on June 25, 1979; a son, Tommy Lee Davis (Cathy) of Booneville; a daughter, Brenda Johnson (Dr. Dwight Johnson) of Booneville; a brother, Bo Hickman (Donna) of Jumpertown; three sisters, Judy Green of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Ann Leso, and Amy Hathcock, both of Memphis; grandchildren, Tracy Cornelius (Ryan), John Brandon (Reagan), Jeff Davis, Sonya Branson (Chris) and Jena Davis; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Madelyn and Jacob Cornelius, Kameryn and Jayden Davis, and Cooper Brandon.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Pete Davis; and her parents, Bert and Gracie Hickman.
Pallbearers are Jeff Davis, Greg Geno, Ronny Hickman, John Guin, Charles Melvin Geno and Eddie Hall.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Dwight Johnson and Ryan Cornelius.

Louise Wallis
BALDWYN – Bessie Louise Wallis, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at her home. She retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed her flower garden, watching hummingbirds and her rocking chair.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Connie Stanton (Mike) of Baldwyn; her son, Brad Johnson of Baldwyn; sister, Jerri Niblett of Baldwyn; two brothers, Bobby Roberts and Charlie Roberts (Shelby), all of Baldwyn; two grandchildren, Hope Johnson and Tracy Lee (Daniel); and great-grandchildren, Triton Lee and Tinley Lee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rubel and Bessie Hall Roberts, and a son, Leonard Johnson.

George Thames
VERONA – George Richard Thames, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Memphis Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors.

Tommie Sanders
TUPELO – Tommie Sanders, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Tupelo Nursing & Rehab Center. He was a memmber of East Main Street Church of Christ in Tupelo. He was a retired captain of the fire department after 25 years of service. He served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was known as “Hawkeye” by the former Lee County CB Club. He enjoyed car racing and playing bingo at the nursing home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn. Burial will be in the East Prentiss Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Gail Sanders (friend, Joann) of Tupelo; his caregivers, niece and nephew, Martha and Charles Milam of Tupelo; special great-great-nieces, Britney and Brooke Butler of Tupelo three nephews, W.L. Sanders of Okolona, L.C. Miller and Terry McDowell, both of Florida; and two nieces, Lynn Smith of Colorado and Donna McDowell of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Edith Pounders Sanders, in 1996; his parents, Oscar and Dora Sanders; three brothers, Clee, Walter and Hubert Sanders; two sisters, Ruby Miller Jean McDowell.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday.
Memorial donations can be made to East Main Church of Christ, 1606 East Main, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Joyce Brown
AMORY – Joyce Brown, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Oak Tree Plantation in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Elsie Rushing
FULTON – Elsie Rushing, 98, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. She was born Dec. 17, 1914, to Samuel and Nettie Brown Bishop. She was a farmer, a housewife and a seamstress for most of her life. She was a member of Fulton Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Russ Crosswhite and J.C. Enlow officiating. Burial will be in Center Star Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Cox (Don) of Tupelo; a son, Willie Rushing (Barbara) of Fulton; grandchildren, Rob Cox (Kerri) of Madison and Richard (Michelle) Rushing of Iuka; great-grandchildren, Preston Rushing and Elizabeth Ann Cox; and brother-in-law, Marvin ”Pete” Barber
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cortez Rushing; sisters, Gerthie Herring, Grace Potts and Bertha Barber; and brothers, Ellis Bishop and Jim Bishop.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.