Obituaries January 12, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Joyce Bell
WALNUT – Emma Joyce Furtick Bell, 71, went to be with Jesus on Jan. 10, 2011. Visitation will be held today, Jan. 12, 2011, at Ripley Funeral Home from 5 until 9 p.m. with funeral services scheduled at Walnut Baptist Church for Thursday at 1 p.m. Bro. Carl Weeden, Bro. Tim Null and Bro. Danny Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.
Prior to her peaceful passing, Joyce was a devoted wife, loving mother and adored grandmother. Her uplifting spirit and charming personality never faded in spite of her recent struggles with illness. Joyce never met a stranger, due in large part to her beautiful smile and friendly demeanor. She found great joy in serving others.
Joyce was an active member of Walnut Baptist Church for over 40 years, where she faithfully served her Lord and Savior. After retiring from Dover Elevators, she remained active in the community serving on the Beautification Committee and as the “first lady” of Walnut for 12 years. Joyce also was a former teacher’s assistant for North Tippah School District.
Of all the many interests Joyce enjoyed, the one closest to her heart was her family. She loved her family more than life itself and gave selflessly of her time and resources. This unconditional love began 53 years ago when she married Wallace L. Bell. Other survivors include two daughters, Vicki Bell Alexander (Ron) and Phyllis Bell Ray (Gary); one son, Tim Bell (Lisa); eight grandchildren, Aubrey Alexander Broome (Neal), Brittany Bell, Brandy Bell, Matt Davis, Kyle Ray, Kristin Ray, Kayla Ray and Ryain Alexander; one sister, Doris Dees; one brother-in-law, Enoch Stacy.
Joyce Bell was a blessing to all who came into contact with her. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by friends, family and the Walnut community.
Pallbearers will be Ryain Alexander, Kyle Ray, Lane Bell, James Bell, David Pickens, Adron Hodum, Mike Stacy and Matt Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Reed, Sam Stacy, Roger Furtick, Dale Furtick, Kenley Furtick, Paul Dees, Billy Joe Dees and Ted Dees.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenley Furtick and Florence Ledbetter Furtick; one sister, Laura Stacy; and one brother, Thurman Furtick.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Hamm
COLLINS – Bobby R. Hamm, 68, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Covington County Hospital in Collins. Born in Calbert County, Ala., he was a former resident of Abbeville. Mr. Hamm was a retired farmer and millwright, and a member of Jesus Name Apostolic Light House in Collins. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, farming, playing with his dogs and spending time with his family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Pentecostal Church of Oxford with Rev. John D. Vanderford and Rev. Kent McKenzie officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Gertie Hamm of Collins; two daughters, Cindy Starnes (Paul) of New Albany and Melinda Brooks (David) of Collins; two sons, Terry Hamm (Ladonna) of Pontotoc and Jeffery Hamm (Alesha) of Edwards; six sisters, Patsy Hurt of Leechville, Ark., Joyce Hymans of Florence, Ala., Peggy Ivy of Winterhaven, Fla., Kathy Conaser of Florence, Ala., Wilma Wilkerson of Florida and Laverne Kennedy of New Albany; three brothers, Chester Hamm of Lepanto, Ark., James Hamm of Poughkeepsie, Ark., and Jackie Hamm of Manila, Ark.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Marie Hamm; a brother, Gene Hamm; and a granddaughter, Emily Elizabeth Hamm.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to service time Thursday at the church.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Maxine Tullos
CLINTON – Maxine Tullos, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Hospice Ministries in Jackson after a short illness. Born June 19, 1920, in Tremont, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Clyde and Willie Gandy Stone. She was a member of Gallaway Methodist Church. She was also a very active member of the DAR and Colonial Dames Society in Jackson.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Park. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one brother, Max Stone (Nettie) of Palmetto; a sister-in-law, Irene Stone Bristow of Tupelo; and five nephews and one niece.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Tullos; a sister, Lazette Miller; and three brothers, Clyde Stone, Woodrow Stone and Bunyan Stone.
Pallbearers will be Max Lynn Stone, Kevin Stone, John Metcalfe, Clyde Metcalfe and Richard Potts.
Memorials can be made to Hospice Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 9303, Jackson, MS 39286; and The American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213-8013.
Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Amber Agnew
TUPELO – Amber Nicole Agnew, 17, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was loved by her daddy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Chapel in Tupelo with Pastor Clarence Agnew Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Clarence and Katherine Agnew; two sisters, Courtney Agnew and Shavon Agnew; three brothers, Andre (Yolanda) Johnson of Racine, Wis., Clarence (Karla) Agnew Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev., and Cornelius Agnew; and her grandparents, J.C. and Josephine Walker.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Ed Bullen
RED BAY, Ala. – Thomas Edward Bullen, 88, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at his home in Red Bay. He was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Alabama to Edward and Emma Lou Hamm Bullen. He was the mayor of Red Bay from 1980-1984 and was on the Advisory Board of CB&S Bank in Red Bay. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Red Bay and was instrumental in founding the Red Bay Country Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II in General Patton’s 3rd Army.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Rev. Mike Sparks and Rev. Buster Timmons officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Jane Bullen of Red Bay; one daughter, Sherry Bullen Yarber (Richard) of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one son, Randy Bullen (Martha) of Hammond, La.; two granddaughters, Vicki Sommers (Bill) of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Valarie Graziano (Phillip) of Hammond, La.; two grandsons, Greg Yarber of La Mirada, Calif., and Thomas Bullen of Maui, Hawaii; six great-grandchildren, Holly Porter, Zack Porter, Jane Sommers, Kate Graziano, Sarah Graziano and Ashley Graziano.
Pallbearers will be Bill Nabers, Kelly Moore, Phillip Graziano, Greg Yarber, Harold Ledbetter, David Tiffin and Max Bullen.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men’s Sunday School Class, J.M. Page and Hardie Cornet.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay and until service time on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Red Bay or the Weatherford Library.

Compton Roach
BURNSVILLE – Compton Leon Roach, 65, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in the Burnsville City Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Thursday.
Leave condolences at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Correction
The obituary for Romie L. “Opal” Keys that ran in Tuesday’s Daily Journal contained an incomplete list of survivors. Survivors also include her sister, Sallie Mae Ballard, and her husband, Winston, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Hazel Tucker
TUPELO – Hazel Adderholt Tucker, 93, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at the Green Houses at Traceway after an extended illness. She was born in Tupelo on March 11, 1917, to John and Lucy On Adderholt. She was a very active member of Harrisburg Baptist Church since 1937, where she taught children’s Sunday school classes for over 40 years and helped with Vacation Bible School every year. In 1937, she began working in the Tupelo City School System and served as manager of the cafeteria at Joyner, Rankin and Thomas Street until her retirement in 1982. She was the widow of Clifton Reid Tucker, whom she married June 11, 1935.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues in Tupelo with Dr. Forrest Sheffield and the Rev. David Langerfeld officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Johnny Reid Tucker of Tupelo; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Reid Tucker in 1998; her parents; four brothers, Troy, Carl, Eulis and Buddy Adderholt; and three sisters, Nola Cantrell, Bessie Blackwell and Daisy Randle.
Pallbearers will be Andy Anderson, James Wilemon, Dale Breland, Kevin Coward, Mike Maynard and Chuck Davis.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Harrisburg Baptist Building Fund, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Danny M. Johnson
MANTACHIE – Danny M. Johnson, 57, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at his home in Mantachie. An avid outdoorsmen, he enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a warehouse tech at Kruger International for 35 years, and he attended Maple Springs Church of God.
Services will be at noon Thursday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Curtis Shelton and Bro. Bill Adams officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Gurley Johnson of Mantachie; one daughter, Shae Franks (Jason) of Mantachie; one son, Eli Johnson (Brittney) of the Ratliff community; two sisters, Barbara Graham (Carlton) of Fairview and Patsy Christian (Andy) of Mantachie; three brothers, Larry Johnson (Betty), Jerry Johnson of Ratliff and Ken Johnson (Cathy) of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Landon Franks, Payden Franks, Zachary Franks and Bryson Franks; his in-laws, Charles and Faye Gurley of Furrs community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinnon and Helen Hendrix Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Roger Graham, Tony Graham, Josh Christian, Michael Johnson, Chris Gurley, Jason Johnson and Chris Johnson.
Visitation be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jackie Harmon
HOUSTON – Jackie Carol Harmon, 62, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, where she had lived since Jan. 6. She was born Nov. 21, 1948, in Houston to Rena Hatley Criddle Harmon and John Clifton “Jack” Harmon. A licensed cosmetologist, she owned and operated her own beauty salon and School of Cosmetology before becoming disabled with multiple sclerosis and later with acute leukemia.
Miss Harmon has donated her body to Mississippi Medical Science for further study of multiple sclerosis.
She is survived by two sisters, Eva Doss of Houston and Jane (Johnny) Perkins of Hamilton; one brother, Joe Criddle (Libba) of Houston; her caregivers, Jan and John Fred Lancaster of Houston; two nieces, LeAnn Doss Nabors and Karen Perkins Gaudet; six nephews, Danny, Mike and Mark Doss, Randall Perkins, and Rogers and Joey Criddle.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38803; Multiple Sclerosis National Headquarters of Donations, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130; Houston First Baptist Church Food Ministry, 201 W. Madison St., Houston, MS 38851; or St. Matthew Church Food Ministry, 678 N. Jefferson St., Houston, MS 38851.
There will be no visitation or service. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mamie Ransey
BELDEN – Mamie Lee Ransey died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born May 14, 1922, to Plum Lee and Eula V. Kimble Salters. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Hopewell M.B. Church in Belden, where she remained a faithful member. She was the widow of Roger B. Ransey. They had five children.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mud Creek M.B. Church in Saltillo with the Rev. Curtis McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her five children, Eula (Ray) Everson, Willie (Merzell) Ransey and Bonnie Ransey, all of Battle Creek, Mich., Archie (Lula) Ransey of Tupelo and Dorothy (James) Morris of Belden; one brother, James Salters of Battle Creek, Mich.; two sisters, Anora Hall of Raleigh, N.C., and Lenora McBride of Chicago; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; two sisters, Alberta Agnew and Charlene Collins; two brothers, Paul Salters, and Elihue Salters; and one grandson, Michael Ransey.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Thursday at the church.
To sign the online guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.

Lavada Reeves
HOUSTON – Lavada L. Reeves, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at her daughter’s home. She was born April 10, 1930, in Chickasaw County to James L. “Jim” Blissard and Ada Lavelle Kirkpatrick Blissard. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. An avid singer, she loved music.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Southern Funeral Home in Houston with Bro. Benny Hill officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Hardin and Kenny, and Glenda Cothran and Russell, all of Houston; two grandchildren, Angie Tunnell and Terry, and Neal Washington; two great-grandchildren, Lance Tunnell and Lindsey Tunnell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon Reeves, in 1999; and a brother, Neely Blissard.
Pallbearers will be Terry Tunnell, Lance Tunnell, Neal Washington, Jerry Vance, Darrin Vance and James Reynolds. Honorary pallbearer will be Larry Moore.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today.

Patsy Davidson
TREMONT – Patsy Rayburn Davidson, formerly of the Ratliff community, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at her residence. She was a retired LPN and a security worker. She loved animals.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Hall officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ross of Smithville and Penny McAnalley of Fulton; one sister; Brenda Gasaway (Jerry) of Golden; one brother, Larry Rayburn (Jean Ann) of Ratliff; grandchildren, Stephanie Johnson and Cody Ross; nieces and nephews, Teresa White (Dale), Jason Gasaway (Kim), Randy Gasaway (Kay), Laura Rayburn, Amy Rayburn and Daniel Rayburn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, L.D. and Vernell Dees Rayburn, and her grandparents.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today and continue Thursday until service time.

Addie Mae Harris
AMORY – Addie Mae Harris, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born in Shannon on March 20, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Jack Lindsey and Mattie Lou Williams Harris. A wonderful and loving lady, Mrs. Harris was adored by her children. She was a charter and active member of South Nettleton Baptist Church. After 25 years of service, she retired as a seamstress from Amory Garment. She cherished the time spent with her family, loved being a grandmother to all because she loved every small child that she met, and enjoyed cooking.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Charles Coggins and Bro. Byron Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty (Billy) Palmer and Elaine (Tim) Knight, all of Smithville; her sons, Eddie (Dorothy) Harris Sr. of Cedar Bluff and Jeff (Sharon) Harris Jr. of West Point; sister, Jeanette Franklin of Okolona; grandchildren, Eddie Harris Jr. of West Point, Jonathan Harris of Minden, La., Jason Harris of Tupelo, Brent, Bradley and Byron Harris, all of Caledonia, and Keri and Kelly Palmer, and Brittany Knight, all of Smithville; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends and caregivers, Madalyn and Jesse Minor of Amory.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Harris; a son, Bobby Harris; and several brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service hour today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Doris Nunnelee
NEW ALBANY – Doris Nunnelee, 71, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Monroe County to Preston and Stella Laney Lamb. She lived most of her early life in Monroe County. She lived in Plantersville for 15 years and currently lived in New Albany for the past 15 years. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in New Albany. She worked as a seamstress at Joyner Fields and retired from Tecumseh. She enjoyed gardening and sewing.
Services will be at noon Thursday at Holland Funeral Directors –Tupelo Chapel with Bro. Jeff Lawrence officiating. Private graveside services will follow in New Chapel Cemetery with Eddie McPherson officiating.
She is survived by her two sons, Eddie Christian (Kathy) and Steve Christian (Debbie), both of Belden; four grandchildren, Shonda Cooper (Darin), Adam Christian, Stefanie Christian and Katie Christian; a great-grandson, Matt Cooper; and her mother, Stella Wilbanks of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Doyle Lamb.
Pallbearers are Wayne Stokes, Ricky Nunnelee, Eddie McPherson, Adam Christian, Matt Cooper and Jason Rush.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Paul Pitts
TREMONT – Paul Pitts, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, in the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born Nov. 4, 1948, in Fulton to Billy Ray and Vondora Loden Pitts. He was lead man for Tiffin Motor Homes and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Lone Star Freewill Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jimmy Lucas officiating. Burial will be in Shady Valley Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jody Pitts (Carrie) of Hamilton, Ala.; his mother, Vondora Pitts of Tremont; and one brother, David Pitts of Greenwood.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tina Pitts, and his father, Billy Ray Pitts.
Pallbearers will be Grover Jackson, Jeff Martin, Scotty Martin, Halbert Pitts, Hoyt Pitts, Darrell Pitts and Sonny Conwell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday.

Georgia Carnes
IUKA – Georgia Carnes, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lois Umfress
FULTON – Lois Umfress, 97, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at The Meadows in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.

Virginia Brown
GOLDEN – Virginia Woodis Brown, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Generations of Red Bay.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Allsboro Methodist Church Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Allsboro Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Jane Waldrep, 535 Iuka Road, Cherokee, AL 35616.

Kenneth Miller Jr.
BALDWYN – Kenneth Wesson Miller Jr., 67, formerly of Horn Lake, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks after an extended illness. A native of Horn Lake, he was born July 4, 1943, to Kenneth Wesson and Marilyn Smithson Miller. He graduated from Horn Lake High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a switchboard operator for the Illinois Central Gulf for 25 years. After his retirement from the railroad, he worked as a truck driver. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. His son, Trenton Gafford, will deliver a eulogy.
Survivors include his wife of seven years, Kathleen Lee Lego Miller of Baldwyn; his children, Trenton Gafford of Horn Lake, Miranda Miller of Memphis, Rebecca Miller of Tupelo, Catherine Velazquez of Baldwyn and Marilyn Quiroz of Baldwyn; and 13 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Billie Hampton
OKOLONA – Billie Hampton, 70, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at her residence. She was born Oct. 17, 1940, in Heber Springs, Ark., to William Levi and Leona Brock Mashburn. She was a homemaker most importantly, but she also worked as a CNA at the V.A. Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif.; as a seamstress for Reed Manufacturing; and as a dispatcher for Liberty Cab Company. An avid Atlanta Braves fan, she enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, traveling, and helping others. She was a private social worker and a Baptist. She loved her family.
The family will host a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hope Church with Bro. Bob Leech officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia (Edward) Loniecki of Wyandotte, Mich., and Sandra (Skip) Alfreds of Tupelo; one son, Jody Lee (Tonya) Hampton of Okolona; two sisters, Louise White of Tupelo and Ann (Jim) Long of Carthage; three brothers, Wes (Sandy) Mashburn of Los Angeles, Robert (Kathy) Mashburn of Saltillo and Leroy Mashburn of Summerville, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Cindy Kay Leech.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bobby Hampton; and two daughters, Bobbie Raina Hampton and Candice Louise Hampton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Elma Shoemake
TUPELO – Elma Shoemake, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Picayune.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at H.L. Jones and Son Funeral Home in Richton. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Ovett.
Survivors include her sons, Bill Shoemake of Tupelo, Harvey Shoemake and William D. Shoemake, both of Picayune, and Tommy Shoemake of Yellville, Ark.; her daughter, Margie Nell McGill of Petal; a sister, Francis Miller; a brother, Buck Clark; 17 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and a host of great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Shoemake; her parents, Harvey and Mary Clark; two grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.

Johnny Foster
CORINTH – Johnny Larry Foster, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Rachel Hines
ABERDEEN – Rachel Ann McKellar Hines, 86, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Joel Britt
PONTOTOC – Joel T. Britt, 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.Devon Bell
LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. – Devon Bell, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Forrest Hill Funeral Home in Memphis.

Mary Ann Reed
OLIVE BRANCH – Mary Ann Helt Reed, 59, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Thursday.

Johnnie Jones
TUPELO – Johnnie L. Jones, 84, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.