By NEMS Daily Journal
Mae D. Ray
SHELL LAKE, Wis. – Mae D. Ray, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1929, in Red Bay, Ala., to John and Cordelia Ozbirn Black. She married David A. Underwood on Aug. 9, 1947, in Iuka. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2003. She married George J. Ray on Aug. 11, 1973. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1976. She moved to the Chicago area in the early 1950′s and lived in Waukegan, Ill., until moving to Shell Lake in 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka with Elder Herman Clark officiating. Burial will be at the Rutledge-Salem Cemetery in Iuka. Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake, Wis., is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one son, Gary (Sherry) Underwood of Byhalia; one daughter, Pam (Dennis) Regenauer of Shell Lake, Wis.; four grandchildren, Melissa Underwood of Chicago, Rebecca (Daniel) Ables of Byhalia, Teresa Regenauer of Apple Valley, Minn., and Shawn Regenauer of Eau Claire, Wis.; three great-grandchildren, Brianna, Makayla and Ava Ables of Byhalia; three sisters, Shirley Clark of Paden, Leavie Dell Stockwell of Iuka and Ruby Mae Rast of Iuka; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and close friends Wes and Millie Jackson of Beach Park, Ill.
She was preceded in death by two brothers Loyd and Floyd Black; two sisters, Earlie Malone and an infant sister.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka.
Access the website at www.skinnerfh.com.
SAREPTA – Morris Franklin, 68, died Jan. 14, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a retired truck driver and an employee of Weyerhaeuser in Bruce for 20 years.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sarepta Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Benefield officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Franklin; his stepsons, Joey Ivy and Michael Jones; his stepdaughters, Kay Ivy and Debbie Campbell; one brother, Clay Franklin; three sisters, Pearl Washington, Maline Harrison and Shirley Eastman; three sisters-in-law, Minnie Franklin, Sally Franklin and Kathy Stone; two brothers-in-law, Joe Eastman and Robert Stone; one special cousin, Owen Martin; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and May Franklin; five brothers, William, Junior, L.V., Terry and Charles Franklin; one sister, Marie Brown; and his mother-in-law, Earline Stone.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
TUPELO – Every now and then, an angel comes to us in the form of a loving, caring, spunky “Mother to All.” Today, we celebrate Emma Merlene Reedy’s return to heaven and remember the mother and wife she was. We were lucky to call her our mother but shared her with so many others who loved her as well.
Born on December 10,1933, Merlene made her home and raised her family with love, strength and humor. Before retiring, she worked for the North Mississippi Medical Center. She enjoyed all her friends and cherished the ladies in her Sunday School class, Faithful Followers, at First Baptist Church of Tupelo.
We will miss you, John Reedy, her husband of Tupelo and children Rob and Amy Reedy of Orlando, Fla, Beth Reedy Murphy and Pat Murphy of Atlanta, Stanley and Dot Reedy of Brandon, Miss. Grams had five grandchildren, Matt Reedy, Will Reedy, Jessica Reedy, Justin Reedy and Myka Murphy and one beloved four-legged child, Misty.
A service, celebrating her life, will be at 4:30 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with her Sunday school teacher, Patti Hodges, reflecting on her spiritual life and her family and friends paying personal tributes. The music will be special in keeping with Merlene’s wishes. Burial will be private.
Friends may visit between 3 p.m. and service time today.
Memorials may be sent to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS. 38801.
The family expresses gratitude for all thoughts, prayers and support during this time of sickness and death.
NETTLETON – Nellie Culver, 86, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at her home in Nettleton. She was born on July 23, 1924, in Lee County to Floyd and Annie Coggin Dickerson. She was a lifelong resident of Nettleton, a retired salesperson for Shoe Country in Tupelo for the past 30 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Nettleton. She enjoyed going shopping, traveling and being with her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with Bro. Bill Monaghan officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Culver and Diane Lindsey (Gary), both of Nettleton; one son, Jackie Culver (Sherry) of Nettleton; two sisters, Betty Rhudy (Leon) and Charlotte Raper, both of Nettleton; one brother, Tony Dickerson of Tupelo; a special family friend, Martha Inmon of Nettleton; six grandchildren, Dwayne Culver (Robbin), Michelle Lofton, Jason Culver, Michael Culver, Brian Lindsey (Tiffany) and Josh Culver; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Culver; her parents; three brothers, Owen, Junior and Wiley Dickerson.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and will continue from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
IUKA – Emma Gene Pace, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Kevin Lee Eatherton, 52, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a seven month illness. Kevin was born on May 18, 1958, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio to Thomas Lee Eatherton and Twila Gail Shivley Tweed. He grew up and spent much of his life in the Findlay, Ohio area and graduated from Findlay High School in l977. Kevin joined the U.S. Marine Corps and honorably served his county including 10 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, discharging as an E-5. He trained while in the military in heavy wheel vehicle mechanics. After moving to Tupelo nine years ago, he was employed by Conditioned Air as a sheet metal installer before becoming disabled seven months ago. He was an avid outdoorsman, greatly enjoying camping and fishing as well as being a Harley Davidson enthusiast and Nascar fan. He loved music and had a unique soprano voice and often sang to his children.
A memorial service , with military honors, will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with family and friends delivering personal reflections. A private burial will follow at a later date. Holland Funeral Directors, Cremations and Monuments – Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Eatherton of California, Ky. and their children, Lynndsay and Zane Eatherton; other children, Elijah and Ethan Eatherton of Carey, Ohio and TeOni Eatherton Fisher (Derrick) of New Washington, Ohio and their mother, Trisha Eatherton Cole and Scott Eatherton and his mother, Bonnie Eatherton Carpenter of Ohio; His parents, Twila Shivley Tweed (Harold) of Tupelo and Thomas Lee Eatherton (Sally) of Forest, Ohio; his siblings, Valerie Jo Solomon (Michael), Julia Ann Connolly (Bryan) and Mary Jane Bates, all of Tupelo, Debbie Tweed Hill (Dan) and David Tweed (Tracy), all of Findlay; several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces; ;and a special friend, Danny Jones of Rosehill.
He was preceded in death by a nephew, James Solomon; and his stepfather, Clarence Cochenour, Jr. .
Visitation will be from 5 p.m until service time Tuesday only.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks, P. O. Box 333, Sherman, MS. 38869.
PHEBA – Katherine Ellis Thomas, 96, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at The Home Place, in Columbus. Katherine Ellis Thomas was born in the Henryville Community in Clay County to Winnie Lee Ellis and Shirley A. Ellis on March 23, 1914. She received her bachelor’s degree from M.S.C.W. (now MUW) and her master’s degree in Education from Mississippi State University.
She taught for 28 years, retiring from the West Point Public School System. She married Delbert L. Thomas on July 21, 1945, at her parents’ home in Henryville. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Hebron Baptist Church where at various times she served as pianist and church clerk as well as church historian. She taught adult Sunday school class until she was 93 years old. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed planting trees and shrubs and cared for them until she was 88 years old. She loved God, country, family and friends. Katherine was a devoted wife and mother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hebron Baptist Church with the Rev. R.C. Bryan officiating, and the Rev. Terry Rhodes assisting. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Roger L. Thomas (Marlene) of Louviers, Colo., Dennis L. Thomas (Diane) of Mooresville, N.C. and Merrill L. Thomas (Regina) of Larkspur, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey L. Thomas, Traci Lane Thomas, Kevin L. Thomas, Brian L. Thomas, Jason L. Thomas, Tanja Whor, Kerstin Whor and Jens Thomas; and three great-grandchildren, Katherine L. Thomas, Carly L. Thomas and Carson Levi Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Hilda Faye Ellis and her husband of 57 years, Delbert L. Thomas.
Pallbearers will be John Blankenship, Franklin Brewer, Phillip McCarter, Charles Clanton, James Holloway, Johnny Mitchell and Wade Vaughn.
Honorary pallbearers will be Prentice Brewer, Bob Cunningham, Bobby Lang, Roy Sagely and Paul Young Sr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to patient care at Heart to Heart Hospice, 115 Hwy 12 West, Starkville, MS 39759.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
MANTACHIE – Adrian Denson 54, died Jan. 10, 2011, at the Community Hospice House in Verona after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 2, 1957, to Adrian and Annie Denson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Ryan Lovvorn officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery in Prentiss County. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Brazile of Mississippi and James Riley of Afghanistan; sisters, Betty Jones of Mantachie, Peggy Gann of Booneville and Dale Hood of Peppertown; brother, Phillip Denson of Georgia; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James Donald Denson.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Monday at the funeral home.
VERONA – James Miller Stephens, 95, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born July 19, 1915, in Cedar Bluff to William Hubert and Ruby Sue Miller Stephens. He graduated from Pheba High School in 1934, and received a B.S. degree in Agriculture from Mississippi State College in 1940. After college, he worked for the Farm Security Administration in both Pontotoc and Macon before enlisting in the Army Air Force. He served four years during World War II, stationed in various locations throughout the United States. After being discharged in Colorado Springs, he worked in various sales jobs there before relocating to Tupelo in 1957.
He worked as a salesman for Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company in Tupelo from 1960 until his retirement. After retiring, he worked part-time in sales for Lamar Life Insurance Company and the Nick Walker Agency.
He met Clara Mae Wood at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo, and they married there on Feb. 22, 1958. They moved to Verona in 1960 and had one son, Jimmy Stephens. They joined Verona United Methodist Church in 1967.
He was an active member of Verona United Methodist Church, serving on the Administrative Board, various other church committees and the United Methodist Men’s Club. He was a member and past president of the Verona Lions Club and Verona Masonic Lodge No. 263.
His hobbies included gardening and raising cattle on his farm in Verona. After retiring, he started an orchard and muscadine vineyard. He raised more than a dozen different varieties of muscadines and enjoyed visiting with everyone who came to pick them. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed other people. He enjoyed traveling to Branson, Mo. and many other places, including a trip to China where he walked to the top of the Great Wall.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m.on Tuesday, January 18 at Verona United Methodist Church with Rev. Harold Robinson, Rev. Casey M. “Buddy” Smith, and Rev. Dennis Fink officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Wood Stephens of Verona; his son, Jimmy Stephens of Verona; his sister-in-law, Urcle Lomenick of Tupelo; his nieces, Kay Adam and her husband, Jerry, of Maple Valley, Wash., Pat Ogden and her husband, Billy, of Sulligent, Ala., Teresa Cashion of Jackson and Evelyn Young and her husband, Alex of Granbury, Texas; his nephews, Jimmy Williams and his wife, Delilah, of Columbus, Mike Cobb and his wife, Pam of Sugar Land, Texas, O.B. Spruill and his wife, Wanda, of Geneseo, N.Y.; several cousins, several great nieces and nephews; and his caregiver, Gloria Fitzpatrick.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Adrienne Spruill, Mildred Williams,
Evelyn Mathews and Kathryn Cobb; his nephew, A.C. Williams; and his brothers-in-law, Clarence Lomenick and Charles F. Wood Jr.
Pallbearers will be Dave Allen, Bill Hines, Clifton Hodges, Ken Stephens, Billy Pannell and Bobby Williams.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorials may be made to Verona United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 370, Verona, MS. 38879 or to Hope Family Ministries, 2754 Mattox Street, Tupelo, Miss. 38801.
DESOTO – Toni Katherine Bobbitt, 62, died Jan. 14, 2011, at Germantown Methodist Hospital in Germantown. She was born Aug. 4, 1948, in Lexington, Tenn. to Harold J. Rhodes and Mary June Cannon Rhodes. She was of the Cockrum Community. She was formerly of Mt. Pleasant and Fayette County, Tenn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Joyner officiating. Burial will be in Carey Chapel Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Billy F. Bobbitt of Hernando; her son, Barry Lee of Olive Branch; five daughters, Pam Dixon of Oakland, Tenn., Tracy Finch of Savannah, Tenn., Donna Rhodes of Texas, Allison Faisal of Memphis and Bridgette Perry of Bartlett, Tenn.; five brothers, Charles “Bud” Rhodes, Harold “Luke” Rhodes, Leonard “Dell” Rhodes and Charles “Eddie” Rhodes, all of Mt. Pleasant and Mark Rhodes of Bartlett, Tenn.; her sister, Carol Gossage of Hernando; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Pence-Wright; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Colton Lee, Rodney Rhodes, Chris Wells, Malcom Knight, Shawn Clinkenbeard, Bobby Bobbitt, Tim Hopper and Josh Taylor.
CALHOUN CITY – Lucille E. Rose, 92, died Jan. 14, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services. She was born Sept. 16, 1918. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Slate Springs. She was retired from Glove Mfg. Company.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethany Baptist Church with Chuck Lovorn officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery in Slate Springs. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Rose.
Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.
IUKA – Jerry W. Long, 69, of Iuka, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith, and he was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was retired from and was a former Alderman for the City of Iuka. He was also a former member of the Iuka Lions Club.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Tony Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Long of Iuka; three sons, Jerry W. Long Jr., of Booneville, Ronnie Long (Susan) of Tishomingo and Ricky Long (Jill) of Iuka; one daughter, Janet Cornelison (Chris) of Iuka; one sister, Patty Gattuso (Paul), of Memphis; and eight grandchildren, Jessica, Stephanie, Molly, Maggie, Madelyn, Emily, Alex and Megan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Mary Long.
Pallbearers include Curtis Seago, Don Boggs, Tommy Cornelius, Michael Gattuso, Paul Gattuso and Jeff Clingan.
Honorary pallbearers include Jackie Bryant, James Grisham, Johnny Southward, Randy Stringer and Josh Clingan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Iuka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Iuka.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – David Harold “Dick” Michael, 70, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Dec. 22, 1940, in Booneville. He was a production supervisor at Plumrose for 28 years, and he was a Baptist. A master gardener, he loved canning tomatoes, fishing, camping, hunting and taking care of his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Warren and Anthony Michael officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Henley Michael; two sons, David Michael and Kevin Michael (Madonna), all of Booneville; a daughter, Nikki Barnes of Booneville; three sisters, Letha Orff of Booneville, Speed Adams of Baldwyn and Betty Sue White of Olive Branch; nine grandchildren, LeAnne White of Booneville, Hannah and John Paul Petersen of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Tristan and Lily Grace Michael, Kyson and Kaston Barnes, Kimzie Robbins, all of Booneville and Hunter Lawson of Hampton Beach, N.H.; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Hunter and Riley; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Michael Petersen; his parents, Claude and Lillie Mae Yates Michael; five siblings, Elsie Surratt, Bill Michael, Jim Michael, Julia Nichols and Claudean Eaton; a grandson, Chris Pharr; and a brother-in-law, Danny Henley.
Pallbearers will be Rickie Davis, Glen Green, Jabo Davis, Charlie Mac Moore, Dewey Mincey and Anthony Pharr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Orff, Kenneth Lauderdale, Bill White, Mike Eaton and Frog Grizzard.
RIPLEY – Terry Hall Barkley, 60, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 11, 1950, to Mansel C. Barkley and Lillian Hall Barkley. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ripley and a factory worker. Earlier in life, he preached at County Line Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, and he received several Medals and Citations. Terry was a member of the VFW.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Price and Bro. Howard Goolsby officiating. Burial will be in Westminister Presbyterian Church Cemetery with military honors. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Robbins Barkley of Ripley; three daughters, Angie Hawkins of Plantersville, Monica Hatfiield (Stevie) of Dry Creek and Laken Barkley of Ripley; one son, Matt Barkley (Brandy) of Blackland ; two brothers, Jerry Barkley of Ashland and Perry Barkley (Beverly) of Ripley; and seven grandchildren, Kristin Whitley, Miranda Hatfield, Kyle Hatfield, Channing Barkley, Logan Barkley, Brad Bougman and Page Bougman.
Pallbearers will be Marty Stephens, Bro. Jeff Moore, J.D. Chapman, Shane Bourg, Robert Bryant and Eric Jeanes.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Holmes, Eddie Barkley and Ben Compton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
ABERDEEN – Ruby Hill Alvarez, 97, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at her home in Aberdeen. She was born April 4, 1913, to Andy Verdo Hill and Virginia Spears Hill in Hatley. She graduated from Smithville High School. She retired as a hair dresser. She lived the past 13 years in Aberdeen and was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. George Collins officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Greene and her husband, Donald of Somerville, Tenn.; her son, Hugh Hill and his wife, Leta of Aberdeen; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Myrtle Shumpert; and one brother, Andy Hill Jr.
Pallbearers will be Alex Morgan, Scott Greene, Clay Greene, AL Clifton, Donny Greene and Tommy White.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home in Aberdeen.
To sign the register and send condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
PONTOTOC – Neldeane Cummins Harris, 78, a homemaker, died Jan. 14, 2011, at home. Mrs. Harris was a lifelong “friend” of the MSU Bulldogs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Baptist Church in Pontotoc with Ministers Phillip Caples and Robert Armstrong officiating. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Drew Cemetery in Drew. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jay J. Harris of Pontotoc; her daughter, Emilie C. Harris of Hartselle, Ala.; her sons, Michael J. Harris and wife, Karen of Hartselle, Als. and Joseph L. Harris and wife, Pam of Bemidji, Minn.; her sister, Margaret Crumby of Tennesse; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-neices, great-nephews and cousins; her sisters-in-law, Anita Cummins of Clinton, Tenn. and Honoree Waldrip of Irving, Texas; and her brothers-in-law, Dickie Harris and wife, Annice of Clarksdale and George Harris and wife, Nell of Hallettsville, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph B. and Wilma F. Cummins; and her brother, Joseph B. Cummins Jr.
Pallbearers will be Will Harris, Drew Harris, Joe Youngblood, Tim Crow, Austin Harris and T. Cummins.
Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
FULTON – Lillian Catherine Kimball Trotter, 80, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Courtyards Community Living Center in Fulton. She was born July 25, 1930, in Florida to Lee Hank Kimball and Artie Dell Coward Kimball. She was a longtime resident of Tupelo where she worked as a waitress. She was a member of the Baptist church.
She is survived by three daughters, Cathy Dunlap (Mike) of New Albany, Debbie Trotter of Fulton and Liz Cardino (Fred) of Natchitoches, La.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Zona Gail Carr; and a son, Thomas H. “Tommy” Trotter II.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
BURNSVILLE – Johnnie Wamsley Ledgewood, 85, of Burnsville. died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the Carrington House in Iuka. She was born July 15, 1925, in Burnsville to Lineous and Fannie Wamsley. She resided in Tuscumbia, Ala. and was employed by Reynolds Metals for 30 years. Following retirement, she and her husband, Garold, returned to Burnsville where she was an active member of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Elder Bob Ward officiating. Burial will be in Burnsville Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a sister, Marie Duckworth of Burnsville; a sister-in-law, Anita Wamsley of Burnsville; eight nephews, Donald Shackelford, David Shackelford, Harold Floyd, Albert Floyd, Mike Floyd, Mike Duckworth, Phil Duckworth and Bryan Wamsley; and four nieces, Martha Moss, Sandra Woodruff, Linda Miller and Deb Robinson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Garold Ledgewood; two brothers, Howard Wamsley and L.A. Wamsley; and two sisters, Eutra Shackelford and Faye Floyd.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church.
PONTOTOC – Coloniel Fulton Tutor, 87, died Jan. 15, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Funeral Home in Oxford. He graduated from Randolph High School and married Edna Tillman. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944, where he received a purple heart, and he returned home in 1946. He worked with the U.S. Forestry and was elected Pontotoc County Sheriff in 1951. He served two seperate terms, being elected in 1951 and also in 1968. He worked with PEER, and he was appointed Chief of Police in Pontotoc, retiring after serving 15 years. He was a deacon at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Tommy Bouchillon officiating. Judge Jimmy Roberts will give the eulogy. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Earl Tillman; a daughter, Brenda Isbell (Jim) of Pickwick, Tenn.; two sons, Wayne Tutor of Cordova, Tenn. and Tim Tutor (Chasity) of Pontotoc; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Jeanette Tutor; his brothers, Thelmer and Coyle Tutor; and one grandchild, Tynna.
Pallbearers will be Brennan Tutor, Nathan Tutor, Jeremy Tutor, Kirk Isbell, Tarey Isbell and Kyle Isbell.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Pontotoc Police Department and his coffee drinking buddies.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
SALTILLO – George Harrell, 60, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at his home in Saltillo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. unitl service time Monday at St. James.
A full obituary will follow in Monday’s paper.
BRUCE – Doyle Lee Melton, 92, died Jan. 14, 2011, at Calhoun Health Service Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born May 19, 1918, in Calhoun County. He was retired farmer and a charter member of Schoona Valley Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Taylor officiating and Bro. Roger Webb assisting. Burial, with military honors, will be in Haven Hill Cemetery in Coffeeville. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Jean Chandler (Jerry) of Houlka, Bertie Walker (Earl) of Mooreville and Linda Taylor of Pittsboro; four sons, Joe Melton (Lucy) of Bruce, Jerry Melton of Bruce, Mark Melton (special friend, Brenda Beard) of Bruce, Ricky Melton (Faye) of Bruce; 14 grandchildren, Ronald G. Hughes, Melba Lindy Hardin, Carylon Tutor, Jimmy Taylor, Missy Gray, Stephanie Bardo, Lee Melton, Bridget Melton, Terry Joe Coleman, Jerry Delain Coleman, Sherry Coleman, Mark Simmons, Krystal Nelson and Lisa Nelson; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Willie and Alice Melton; his wife, Pauline Swindle Melton; his great-granddaughter, Beth White; four sisters, Vester Wilson, Vera Gill, Addie Boatner and Velma Melton; and three brothers, Albert, Rance and Oliver Melton.
Pallbearers will be Jerry D. Coleman, Ronald Hughes Jr., Lee Melton, Mark Simmons, Jimmy Taylor and Casy Tutor.
Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Bardo, Rodney Gray, Ronald Gayle Hughes, Dee Taylor and William Tutor.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
BURNSVILLE – Mildred W. Perry, 76, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will be in Grissom Chapel Church Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BELMONT – Julie McKee Andrew, 41, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was born in Mississippi to Clint and Rita Glenn McKee. She was an artist, cake decorator and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. David Gould and Bro. Wayne Bumgart officiating. Burial will be in Rutledge Salem Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her her children, Whitney Rogers (Jason), DieDra Andrew (Kenny Musser), Summer Andrew and Daniel Andrew, all of Belmont; two grandchildren, Aliya and Jayce Rogers; one brother, Franko (Dana) McKee of Belmont; and her grandmother, Sara Glenn of Iuka.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Rene’ McKee; and her grandparents, C.O. Glenn, Elza Clay and Mary Lou McKee.
Pallbearers will be Hunter McKee, Johnny Roberts, Jeff Davis, Ronnie McKee, David Brown, Chris Dill and Frank Brosious.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
RIPLEY – Judy C. Barber, 54, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
To view obituaries on-line and sign guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Dr. Paul Ellzey
TUPELO – Dr. Paul C. Ellzey, 89, died, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
TUPELO – Virginia Moore Broadway, 85, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Mrs. Broadway was born Sept. 3, 1925, in Laurel.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parkway Chapel of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Jessamine Cemetery. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Roderick Gerard Broadway III (Mona) of Tupelo; daughters Martha Edwards Spence and Anna Kathryn Sanders (Spencer) of Brandon; grandchildren, Jerry Edwards Jr., John Edwards, Amy Edwards, Matt Spence, Andrea Sanders, Kristen Sanders, Harrison Broadway and Sarah Kate Broadway; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roderick Gerard Broadway Sr. of Jackson; a son, Lt. Col. Jerry Wayne Edwards; her parents, William Joshua Moore Sr. and Nancy Matilda Boutwell Moore of Laurel; a son-in-law, Tim Spence; three brothers; and six sisters.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to either the American Heart Association or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Online guestbook can be accessed at www.wrightferguson.com.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Mattie Lee Johnson Lucas, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Services will be at noon Monday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Red Banks. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
The remains will lie in repose from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The remains will lie in state from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Monday at the church.
RIPLEY – Russell Glissen, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born May 30, 1943, to Pad and Wilma Hurt Glissen. Mr. Glissen was a member of Winston Drive Baptist Church in Memphis. He was a retired truck driver and Wholesale Car Salesman. He worked for East Texas Motor Freight. He was a Retired Teamster Local #667, a Mason and a Shriner and a Road Manager for Jerry Lee Lewis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Falkner Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Jones officiating. Burial will be at Falkner Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanie Frazier Glissen of Ripley; two sons, Rocky Glissen of Ripley and Jason Glissen (Michelle) of Oakland, Tenn.; one daughter, Laura Maceli (Vinny) of Memphis; three granddaughters, Alisha and Andrea Futrell, both of Memphis and Shelby Malinoski of Oakland; two grandsons, Judd and Riley Glissen, both of Ripley; one sister, Geraldine Dillard (Gene) of Ripley; and two brothers, Ed Glissen and Buford Glissen (Martha Ann) of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Jamie Glissen Robbins and Gladys Glissen Brock.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Estes, Doug Horton, Jacks Mills, Jimmy Childers, Jerry Gray, Brad Ayers and Rich Thrasher.
Honorary pallbearers will be C.B. Gates, Stanley Rolfe and Dale Glissen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Falkner Baptist Church for the stain glass windows.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
To view obituaries online and sign guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
POTTS CAMP – Mary Churchill died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Services of New Albany.
MANTACHIE – Herman Farrar, 82, of the Centerville Community died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was a song leader, deacon and member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was also a cattleman and hay farmer. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandsons. He was a retired employee of Penn Tire Company and Red Kapp Industries.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Hugh Dusza and Bro. Matt Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn in charge.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Melton Farrar of Centerville; his daughter, Regina Dickinson (Wayne) of Centerville; his grandsons, Eric Dickinson, Michael Dickinson and Marty Dickinson of Centerville; his in-laws, Herbert Melton (Gail) of Jackson, Clarence D. Melton (Billie) of Clinton, Dot McFerrin(Kerin) of Mantachie and Jim Waddle of Tupelo; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milburn and Lota Farrar; and his wife, Judy Farrar.
Pall Bearers will be Eric Dickinson, Michael Dickinson, Marty Dickinson, Reed Melton, John Marvin Smith, David Eaton, Randy McFerrin and Donald Carr.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.
The body will lie in state one prior to service time today at the church.
NEW SITE – Robert Miller, 74, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 11a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family request no flowers be sent.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.