Obituaries January 15, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jewel Edmondson
IUKA – Jewel Christine Page Edmondson, 89, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She was a member of Mt. Glory Baptist Church, where she formerly served as church secretary and Youth Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Tishomingo County Retired Teachers’ Association. She enjoyed cooking and visiting with friends. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka, officiated by Bro. Neil Edmondson, Bro. Robbie Crane, and Channing Walker. Interment will follow in Rutledge-Salem Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Donnie Edmondson (Brenda) of Dennis and Neil Edmondson (Brenda) of Iuka; two daughters, Carolyn Southward (H.O.) of Iuka and Dana Walker (Thomas) of Tupelo, a daughter-in-law, Yvonne Edmondson of Tishomingo, one sister, Ruth Page Dawson of Tishomingo; eight grandchildren, Bryan Southward, Jason Southward, Kristi Reece, Shannon Edmondson, Heather Kirk, Ethan Edmondson, Channing Walker, and Caleb Walker; and eight great-grandchildren, Brayden Southward, Madison Edmondson, Drew Edmondson, Bailey Reece, Gracen Reece, Tate Reece, Dylan Kirk, and Spencer Kirk.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorlan D. Edmondson; her parents, George Robert, Sr. and Maybelle Luttrell Page; a son, Ronnie Edmondson; four sisters, Flora Mae Denson, Nana Riggs, Hilda Holman, and Ann Wilson; and a brother, George Robert Page, Jr.
Pallbearers include Bryan Southward, Jason Southward, Shannon Edmondson, Ethan Edmondson, Channing Walker, Caleb Walker, Tracy Holman, Kim Dawson, Jeremy Reece, and Casey Kirk. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Rutledge-Salem Cemetery Fund, c/o Edith Cox, by calling (662) 423-5547. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Ola Messer
NEW ALBANY – Ola Williams Messer, 99, of New Albany died Jan. 14, 2012, at Golding Living Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Lisa Dean
IUKA – Lisa Pickle Dean, 47, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Jackie Weeden
PONTOTOC – Jackie Weeden, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at his residence. He was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church, a tow motor operator at Ashley Furniture Manufacturing and a vietnam veteran where he served in the Marines. He enjoyed spending time with his family and playing his guitar.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. Philip Brock and the Rev. Kevin Merritt officiating; burial will follow in the Warren Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Linda June Price Weeden of Pontotoc; his two daughters, Ginger Weeden Dillard and Amy Weeden May and husband Rodney; his sister, Lorraine Weeden Webb of Ohio; a brother, Tony Alan Weeden of Ill.; four grandchildren, Gabe May, Adam Dillard, Lexi May and Marandin Dillard and one great- granddaughter Malaydyn Dillard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Weeden and Louise Moore Weeden, and two brothers, Lonnie Weeden and Bobby Weeden.
Pallbearers will be Gabriel May, Rodney May, Richard Caron, Ramiro Lopez, Dexter Long and Micah Weeden. Honorary pallbearers are Charles White, Bro. Phillip Jackson, Jimmy Dale Weeden and Rodney Weeden.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hurricane Baptist Church and Tuesday from 10 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com

Lula Barnes
OXFORD – Lula Frances Barnes, 88, died Saturday, Jan.14, 2012, at Azalea Gardens.
Services will be Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Richardson officiating.
Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held in Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City, Ark. at 2:30 p.m. on Monday.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or to American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit our website www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

H.G. Fuller
OXFORD – H.G. “Ham” Fuller, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at his home. He was a member of Cambridge United Methodist Church where he served in all board positions and was a Lay leader. He was a past president of the Oxford-Lafayette County Hospital and the Mississippi County Directors Association. He was a member of the Conference of Social Welfare. He was a farmer and a Mason.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Cambridge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Petermann officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Frances J. Eber Fuller of Oxford and one granddaughter, Allison Christina Clearman of Oxford.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Sue Poynter Clearman.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Fuller’s memory may be made to: Cambridge United Methodist Church, 212 Ross Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655.
In honor of his service to his country the flag of the Unites States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home.
For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit our website www.wallerfuneralhome.com or call (662) 234-7971.
Dorothy Vaughn
ABERDEEN – Dorothy Virginia Wolverton Vaughn, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital. She was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Monroe County to Richard “Uncle Dick” Harry Wolverton and Caroline “Callie” Ida Wilson. She was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. She was founder of Vaughn’s Beauty College in 1956. She was also instrumental in establishing cosmetology legislation and served on the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology for nine years.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. David Forbes officiating. Burial will be in the Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Jacqueline Stella Vaughn Rule; two sons, Richard Houston Vaughn (Cynthia) and Donald Mahlon Vaughn, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Mahlon Vaughn, and her sister.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Vaughn, David Vaughn, Jason Rule, Paul Emerson, Lance Davis, and Richard Bradley. Honorary pallbearer will be Farrar Strum.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Earl Moor
MEMPHIS – Earl Johnstone Moor, 90, passed away at Grace Health Care in Cordova, Tenn., on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. He was born on Nov. 22, 1921, in Pontotoc, and he was a Christian. He was an Electronic Technician in Memphis, Tenn., for many years. In his latter years of life he was self-taught to use the computer and he enjoyed this very much.
A private graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Pontotoc Memorial Gardens.
His cousin Charles Austin will lead in the graveside service. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Etta Moor Reeves of Memphis, Tenn.; a niece, Patricia Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; a nephew, Tom Reeves of Lakeland, Fla.; and several cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Laude and Collie Johnstone Moor; two brothers, Tom Moor and Murray Moor.
Pallbearers will be Tim Walls, Stacy Weeks, Storm Weeks, L.D. Gillespie, Gideons-Charles Austin and Gideon Roye.

Rusty Cavataio
FULTON – Rusty Cavataio, 55, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Arrangements will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.
Kathy Powell
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Kathy Lynn Powell died Nov. 11, 2011. She was born in Tupelo, the daughter of Catherine Rebecca Bethany and Lynn C. Powell of Tupelo. Kathy was crowned Miss Tennessee in 1989 and Mrs. Lakewood in 1998. She loved being a mother and was very talented styling hair and makeup.
Services are to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Guntown Community Center, in Guntown, Tenn.
Gronrath-Grenoble is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her father; two sons and one daughter-in-law; Chase and Lea Stage of St. Cloud, Fla. and Hunter Stroup of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Robert Powell of Tupelo; one sister, and brother-in-law, Ashley and Jon McGrath of Memphis, Tenn.; and one grandson, Tony Stage. She was proceded in death by her mother; and by her grandparents, Robert and Rebecca Bethany.

Catherine Owings
ATHENS – Mary Catherine Howell Owings, 92, died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Born on Dec. 28, 1919, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of Jay Elijah and Ida Jane Myers Howell. She attended Becker School and for 54 years, she worked as a thread lady for Amory Garment. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Loving and giving with a big heart, her life was guided by her faith and family. She was passionate about Palmer Home for Children. She enjoyed gardening and gospel music.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Mac Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Howell Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Billie Jean Hawkins (Grant) of Aberdeen; sons, Bobby M. Owings (Jo Ann) and Ronnie H. Owings (Lisa) both of Aberdeen; brother-in-law, Floyd “Cotton” Lusby (Alice) of Aberdeen; grandchildren, Terri Lynn London (Jay), Felicia Murrah (Scotty), Staci Minor, Lance Owings (Courtney), and Hunter and Taylor Owings; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Mayfield Owings; and sisters, Faye Sanders, Eugenia Owings, and Audra Hill.
Pallbearers will be Jay London, James Roy Tate, Terry Pinkerton, Frank Bender, Bo Lancaster, Terry Carter, Scotty Carter, Randy Leech, Bryan Owens, Mike Hawkins, and David Lusby.
Honorary pallbearers will Bud House, Jimmy Kirkpatrick, Kurt Gray, and Butch Barrett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Palmer Home for Children, PO Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703 or to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main St., Tupelo, MS 38803.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Josh Matthews
PONTOTOC – Joshua A. Matthews, 29, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Joshua was born Dec. 17, 1982, and attended Tupelo public schools, South Pontotoc Schools, ICC and Northeast Community College. He worked in construction and the furniture industry. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church.
Since March of 2010 Josh has been paralyzed from the result of an auto accident and has been an inspiration to all who knew him. He continued life as if nothing had happened. The accident did not slow him down. He was independent, he rode 4-wheelers, water skied, hunted and fished. He was an avid Ole Miss fan, attending many Ole Miss games, his wheelchair wasn’t going to stop him from attending those anticipated football games. Even in death, he continued his giving by becoming an organ donor. Four lives were saved by this gift of life.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Fred Hartley and Randy Kolb officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove.
Survivors include his mother, Linda Carmack (Ikey); his father, Ronnie Matthews; his brother, Chris Malone (Ally); his grandmother, Lucille Matthews; nephews, Kaleb Hayes, Gabe, Sawyer and niece, Maynor. And his special friend, Courtney Clayton.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Andrew Matthews, Leo Wilder; his grandmother, Jennie Wilder, his uncles, Bobby, Normal and Bennie Ray Matthews.
Pallbearers will be Michael, Shane Jaggers, Robert Copeland, Josh Keith, Jimmie Hendrix, John Cruse, Jeff Matthews. Honorary pallbearers are Leo Mask and Ollice Dean White and Bunny Copeland.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday.

Pam Horner
MICHIE, Tenn. – Pamela Jo Marlar Horner, 47, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in Iuka. She was a member of Church of the Crossroads in Corinth. She was a phlebotomist at the West Clinic in Corinth. Her children were her life, and she also loved her dogs.
Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka, officiated by Bro. Nelson Hight. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Horner of Michie, Tenn.; one son, Hobie Kemp and wife, Tamara, of Goldsboro, N.C.; one daughter, Jenny Ann Stephens of Golden; and one sister, Kim Kessinger and husband, Russ, of Niceville, Fla.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Miriam Leann Kemp; her father, Kenneth Marlar; her mother, Joan Scruggs Hanback; and a half sister, Misty Marlar Vickery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Scott, Adam White, Andy Anglin, Russ Kessinger, Josh Hall, and Timmy Anglin. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Wings Cancer Foundation by calling (901) 322-2984, or online at www.wingscancerfoundation.org. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Whitlock
GREENVILLE – Bobby Allen Whitlock, 79, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Nettleton and attended school there. He served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean conflict. He was the master craftsman behind Master Craft Upholstery for over 25 years, retiring in 2008.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday in Boone Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Whitlock of Greenville; a daughter, Sherry Whitlock Brown (William) of Sunflower; a son, Allen Whitlock of Greenville; a daughter-in-law, Carol Whitlock of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepson, Ed Norton (Nora) of Eudora, Ark.; nine grandchildren, Matthew Brown (Lindsay) of Schlater, Drew White (Amanda) of Saltillo, Carrie Smith (Reggie) of Louisiana, Bobby Allen Whitlock III (Felecia) of South Dakota, Clayton Whitlock of Louisiana, Jessica and Brianna Whitlock of Phoenix, Arz., Chandler and Colby Horton of Eudora, Ark.; four sisters, Francis Russell of Okolona, Linda Senter (Ferrell) of Fulton, Carolyn Pigg (Harland) of Okolona and Ann Bryan (Jimmy) of Okolona; two brothers, Sidney Whitlock (Brenda) and Billy Whitlock (Jean) all of Okolona; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Annie Whitlock; a son, Thomas Whitlock; his parents; and a sister.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
You may sign a registry and send condolences to www.boonefuneralhomeinc.com

May Taylor
TISHOMINGO – Mae Virginia Taylor, 73, died Jan. 13, 2012, at the NMMC in Tupelo.
Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Palestine Church in Paden. Burial will be in Palestine Church Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at the church.

Robert Holbrook
ASHLAND – Robert Jerry Holbook, 69, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at home. He was born March 25, 1942, in Benton County in Ashland. He mas a member of Liberty Methodist Church. He was a crane operator/farmer for Mid-South Terminal.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Liberty Methodist Church and Pastor Stacy McKee officiating with burial in Liberty Methodist Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Saulters Holbrook of Ashland; three sons, Johnny Holbrook of Boliver, Tenn., Doug Holbrook of Ashland, Joey Holbrook of Olive Branch; a sister, Patsy Flippin of Catoosa, Okla.; six greatchildren; and three great-granchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Robert Holbrook and Mildred Miller Holbrook.
Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

Brenda Walton
RANDOLPH – Brenda Lee Walton, 54, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Tootie Ward officiating. Burial will be in Robbs.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.