Obituaries January 17, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Harley Horn
BOONEVILLE – Harley Anderson Horn, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 2, 1933, to Clint and Zennia Mae Denson Horn. He retired from Red Cap, was a member of Mt. Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Velema Horn; one sister-in-law, Cathy LeTrent of Memphis; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clyde Horn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Ezell Crafton
OZARK – Ezell West Crafton, 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 15, 1941, to Andy and Maggie Taylor West in Itawamba County. She retired from Smurfit Stone Mfg. She loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Ozark Church of Christ.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Dunlap officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived her husband of 52 years, Graham Crafton of Ozark; one daughter, Renea Thompson (Anthony) of Mantachie; one son, Terry Crafton (Angela) of Saltillo; three sisters, Alvanel Escalante of Tupelo, Ozell West of Mantachie and Shirley Smith of Kirkville; one brother, Herman West of Mantachie; three sisters-in-law, Peggy West of Fulton, Delois West of Dorsey and Betty Smith of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Allison Braden (Rob) of Mantachie, Lexie Crafton of Saltillo, Casey Thompson of Tupelo and Coley Thompson of Tupelo; one great-grandchild, Camryn Thompson of Tupelo; and a special nephew, Randy Hale of Kirkville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Earnest West, Hurldon West and Carlton West.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bishop, Danny Waddell, James Waddell, Jackie Waddell, Randy Hale and Kenny Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Pitts, Mike Horton, Eddie Nunley, Larry G. Bishop, Wayne Guin, Howard Means, Cliff Slayter and Rodney Rollins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Donald Thompson
MERIDIAN – Donald Franklin Thompson, 77, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Poplar Springs Nursing Home. He was born in Mayhew on July 8, 1935, to Frank Higdon Thompson and Pearl Dean Shook Thompson. He was a graduate of Artesia High School. He served on active duty as an infantryman and military policeman in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1958, followed by service in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1966, achieving the rank of corporal. His active duty service included a tour with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, in Japan, the West Pacific and Indian Ocean, as well as tours at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Quantico, Va. Following his Marine Corps service, he worked as a heavy equipment operator in Lowndes County and as a switchman for the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad in Artesia, Meridian and Columbus. Throughout his life, he lived in Mississippi and Alabama, the past three years living at Poplar Springs. He was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Artesia Baptist Church with Rev. Truman Thompson officiating. A family burial will follow at Mayhew Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include the mother of his children, Nancy Jean “Jeannie” Lockhart Bufkin of Columbus; son, Phillip F. Thompson (Angie) of Stafford, Va.; daughter, Sharon R. “Renee” Thompson Glendinning (Stewart) of Evergreen, Colo.; two brothers, Thomas Raymond Thompson (Jackie) of Mobile, Ala., and Rev. Truman Thompson and wife, Linda; sister, Joan Thompson Langford (Aubrey) of Artesia; and four grandchildren, Katie Thompson, Jake Thompson, Connor Glendinning and Ross Glendinning.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 120 6th Ave., South, Meridian, MS 39301.

Edward McKinney
BOONEVILLE – Edward “J.D.” McKinney, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 14, 1958, to Shelton and Bessie McKinney in Yalobusha County. He was a 1958 graduate of New Site High School where he was an outstanding basketball player and met and married his high school sweetheart, Betty Sue Nicholson. They made their home in the Hills Chapel Community of Prentiss County. He was a member and deacon at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. He worked as a skilled pattern designer at Prentiss Manufacturing and taught the technique to others. His ability to grow large gardens and truck patches provided an abundance of food for his family, neighbors and friends to enjoy. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed both with his son and grandson.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home with Matthew Pharr delivering the eulogy and Bro. Rodney Brazil officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Hill Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue; one son, Donald (Beckie); one grandson, John Baxter McKinney; one sister, Marie Strickland; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Houston, Haskel, Archie, Claston, Irvin and L.B.; one sister, Charlene Chaffin; and one infant daughter, Glenda Ruth.
Pallbearers are Dan Crabb, Gerald Dodds, Jackie Nix, Benny Nix, Ben Stennett and Mark Walden.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and until service time Friday.
Condolences can be made at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Cecil Wilson
PLANTERSVILLE – Wallace Cecil “Bull” Wilson, 52, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Annie Stith
SHANNON – Annie M. Stith, 100, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Willie Gillespie
ABERDEEN – Willie Clarence Gillespie, 57, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church in Prairie with Rev. J.P. Orr officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Plain M.B. Church Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Carla Gillespie; five daughters, Kimberly of Houston, Tasha Gillespie, Zenobia Gillespie, Latita Spencer and Mikkaela Sims; two sons, Willie C. Gillespie and Christopher Spencer, all of Aberdeen; two stepchildren, Cortney Sims of Pascagoula and Takelia Sims of Aberdeen; three sisters, Joyce Stanfield (William) of Houston, Selina Buchanan (Kenny) of Tupelo and Annie Chandler of Prairie; and three brothers, Wiilie Frank Gillespie of Prairie, Tommy Gillespie (Ada Faye)of Prairie and Walter Gillespie of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.
The funeral home can be found online at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Rachel Watts
TUPELO – Rachel Ann Tucker Watts, 69, died Wednesday, Jan.16, 2013, at her home. She was born in Jackson to Willie B. and Ruby Estelle Bunch Tucker. She graduated from Provine High School in Jackson and then attended cosmotology school. She worked as a stylist for 22 years and later worked for Internal Medicine Associates for over 17 years before retiring this year. She was a member of Belden Baptist Church. She loved mystery and her kids, grandkids and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and her love of Maxine.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Belden Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Charlie Watts of Tupelo; three children, Greg Watts of Tupelo, Michele Mask (Jeff) of Shannon and Brandi Gray (Blaine) of St. Louis; one brother, Willie James Tucker of Plano, Texas; cousins, Evelyn and Lois, both of Mustang, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her uncle John and Aunt Vi who helped raise her.
Pallbearers will be Greg Watts, Eddie Evans, Jeff Mask, Stanley Mitchell, Dillon Goble and Blaine Gray.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Steadman Estes
RIPLEY – Steadman Estes, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Baptist East in Memphis. He was born May 25, 1935, to Robert Lee Estes and Bertie Elizabeth Shappley Estes. He was a member of Beech Hill Church of Christ. His working career included BF Goodrich and Texaco, Inc. He then had a 30-year career building homes in Germantown. Eight years ago, after retiring, he returned to his childhood home in Ripley. He enjoyed his many coffee drinking friends at McDonald’s.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday with King McCarver officiating. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Beibers Estes of Ripley; three sons, Mark Estes (Jackie) of Memphis, Paul Keith Estes (Tammy) of Virginia and Bobby Walker (Darlene) of Ripley; three daughters, Kathy LaBarreare (Tommy) of Falkner, Wanda Carr “Ricky” (Cotton) of Ripley and Lisa Nelson (Ray) of Collierville, Tenn.; four sisters, Mattie Byrd Hobson, Mary Scarth, both of Ripley, Pam Ditze and Jo Lee; 12 grandchildren; and and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Kitty Amagliani, Jamie Whitby and Dorothy Morrison; and four brothers, Hiram, Robert, Silas and Paul Estes.
Pallbearers will be Don Hobson, Harry Childers, Lee Smith, Homer Richardson, Wayne McGill and Jimmy Welch.
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.
Luther Williams Jr.
OKOLONA – Luther “Son” Marion Williams Jr., 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home. He was born in Starkville on May 25, 1930, to Luther Williams Sr., and Ruby Sanders Williams. He was a life-long resident of Okolona, graduating from Okolona High School. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He retired from the family business of the Deport Grocery and Slaughter House where he was a butcher. His second retirement was from The Rosehill Co. He married Virginia A. “Jenny” Earnest on July 8, 1993. He enjoyed flower gardening, horses, country music and dancing his “William’s 2-step.” He loved his family, especially his grandsons. He was a loving husband, father and granddaddy. He was a member of Arbor Grove Baptist Church in Houston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Bobby Holland officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Holland Funeral Directors of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of almost 20 years, Virginia E. “Jenny” Williams of Okolona; daughter, Anne Martin (Edward) of Houston; special son, Jonathan Morris (Courtney) of Branson, Mo.; brother, Ronnie Williams (Betty) of Aberdeen; sisters, Betty Sue Carlisle of Okolona and Valerie Reifers (Tommy) of Greenwood; his grandchildren, William Scott West (Emily), Luther Ryan West (Ashley), and Joshua Gary Christian (Yolanda); and great-grandchildren, Joshua Lane Christian, Luther Mason West and Makena Ruth West.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Nanne Christian; sister, Laverne McCary; brothers-in-law, Charles “Buck” Carlisle and J.B. McCary; and the mother of his children, Helen L. Williams.
Pallbearers will be Mark McCary, Ed Cruse, Hollis Lee Brown, Jacky Moore, Jamie Darnell and the Honorable Kenneth M. Burns. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew McDonald, Jonathan Morris, Dr. Don Smith and staff of Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 12:30 p.m. to service time Friday.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Louise Sweatman
GUNTWON – Verna Louise Sweatman, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Ripley. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, working puzzles and spending time with her family. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Lester Sweatman of Guntown; one daughter, Mary Labelle (Bill) of Kentucky; two sisters, Geraldine Lansdell (Jim) of Mooreville and Shirley Rose of Tupelo; three brothers, Lester Rogers (Irene), James Rogers (Glenda) and Earl Rogers (Juanita), all of Guntown; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Eufa Whitaker Rogers; two daughters, Robbie Moore and Barbara Johnson; and a brother, Dexter Rogers.
Pallbearers will be Nickey Sides, Chris Gilmore, Joe Johnson, Skip Buchanan and Thomas Carpenter.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Mildred Godsey

FLORENCE, Ala. – Mildred Lanell Pennington Godsey, 81, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. She followed her husband to many places to help him coach football teams where they raised their family together and met many friends. She last worked at the Lauderdale Board of Education before retiring to travel and help with her grandchildren. She was a member of Elgin Crossroads Primitive Baptist Church where she enjoyed worshiping and had many precious friends.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Elkins Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Collins officiating. Burial will be at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens. Elkins Funeral Home of Florence is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Robert L. Godsey; three children, Graham Bonds (Becky) of Greensboro, Ala., Jeff Garrett (Pennye) of Florence and Bob Godsey (Amanda) of Hartselle, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Lennon Bonds, Phillip Garrett, Nathan Bonds, Daniel Garrett, Sloan Godsey, Olivia Godsey and Luke Godsey; three sisters, Bessie (John) McFerrin of Mantanchie, Evelyn Benton of Kenosha, Wis., and Hazel Vaughn of Nashville; many nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Mary Sue Herring and husband Billy.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, One Intrepid Square, West 46th St. and 12the Ave, New York, NY 10036.
Sign the online registry at www.elkinsfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Larsen
TUPELO – Helen “Dorothy” Baskin Larsen, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in Covington County, Tenn., on April 6,1922, to Raymond C. Baskin and Lennie Archer Baskin. She was a homemaker and lived in California for fifty years before moving to Tupelo. She was a member of Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooreville.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Munford Cemetery in Covington with Rita Halpern officiating. Holland Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Espen “E.J.” Larsen of Tupelo; two brothers, Noble Baskin (Johnnye) of Tupelo and Raymond C. Baskin Jr. (Donna) of Clemmons, N.C.; and several grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and late husband, Clinton Conway.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Jimbo Byars
HOULKA – Coach James “Jimbo” Byars, 47, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. He was born August 13, 1965, in Tupelo to Gene and Sue Byars. He was a 1983 graduate of Aberdeen High School. He attended Itawamba Junior College and was a 1993 graduate of Mississippi State University. He was an All-State baseball player at Aberdeen High School and IJC. He began his teaching and coaching career as a student teacher at Tupelo High School where he helped coach the baseball team to a state championship in 1993. He was a history teacher and coached baseball, softball, football and track and kept the time clock for basketball games at Houlka High School. He was selected Teacher of the Year in 2011 and Division 3-1A Coach of The Year in 2001-2002 and 2003-2004. He was the coach of the NEMCABB All-Star Game in 1995 and 2004. His 2004 Houlka Wildcat Baseball Team was Class 1A North Half Champions. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Houlka and M & M Hunting Club. He loved hunting, fishing, playing golf and other sports with his brothers-in-law and was an avid history enthusiast.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Houlka High School Gymnasium with Bro. David Blackwell and Bro. Jeff Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sonja Benefield Byars of Houlka; two sons, Joby Byars and Sawyer Byars, of the home; his father and mother, Gene and Sue Byars of Houston; one sister, Lee Norris (Alan) of Tupelo; his mother-in-law, Janie Benefield; his in-laws, Danny Benefield, Jimmie Hicks, Debra Bradley (Doyle), Judy Royce (Richard), Pauline Smith (Barry) and Lynn Mize (Thomas); his nieces and nephews, Victoria Norris, Kim Mishou (Derek), Cathy Bradley, April Hicks, Will Smith, Casey Smith and Maegan Mize; a great-niece, Abby Grace Gonzales; his aunts and uncles, Paul Byars (Erma), Dot Wright, Sarah Akins (Johnny), Betty Kelly and Diane Shaw (Edd); and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Reuben and Polly Byars and Evans and Myrlee Langford; his nephew, Shane Hicks; his father-in-law, W.J. Benefield and his brother-in-law, Terry Hicks.
Pallbearers will be Sid Burt, Seth Burt, Jock Moore, Dustin Eaton, Chris Huggins and Al -Jammi Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimmy Guy McDonald, Rob Allen, Vicki Homan, Brian Morgan, Todd Irvin and David Poss.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and following the service at First Baptist Church of Houlka.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Annie Scott
SHANNON – Annie Lee Ridings Windham Scott, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Amory. She was born June 13, 1925, to Ellis May Clayton Ridings Lindsey and Joseph Wiley Ridings in Bexar, Ala. She lived most of her life in Tremont and moved to Shannon in 1986 and then to Golden Living Center in 2004. A very artistic person, she enjoyed all types of crafts with quilting, making rag dolls and crepe paper flowers as her favorites. Most recently, she enjoyed beadwork and bingo with friends at Golden Living.
A family memorial service will be held later in Bexar with Pastor Rodney Windham officiating. Holland Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Windham (Wayne) Morris of Shannon; her son, Wayne (Joyce Colley Windham) Windham of Amory; three grandchildren, Rodney Windham of Iuka, Angela Windham of Amory and Phillip Morris of Shannon; and five great-grandchildren, Brittany Windham of Iuka, Abby Windham of Amory, and Kayla, Gabriel and Vincent Morris of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father, Largus Lindsey; her grandparents, Hosey Dean Ridings, Rodica Parsade Crenshaw Ridings, Merrill Winston Clayton and Louisa Paralee Knight Clayton; husbands, Horace Silas Windham in 1970 and Elbert Scott in 1987; her father-in-law, Julius Alton Windham in 1920; her mother-in-law, Ida Hall Windham Segrest and step-father-in-law, B. Charles “Bugg” Segrest; her step-children, Mavis Windham Hughes, Retha Windham Campbell and Charles Windham; her sister-in-law, Clara Windham Keyser, and borther-in-law, Dorace Glenn Windham (Bertie May Mount); half-brothers, James Carlton Ridings (Blanche Clayton and Mavis Conwill) and Cecil Ingram Ridings (Fleta Harris); her half-sisters, Hattie Ridings Clayton (William Edgar), Ola Ridings Cantrell (Turner), Ollie Ridings Hughes (Clyde) and Isabell Ridings
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Lawrence Morris
PONTOTOC – Lawrence Morris, 63, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at his home in Myrtle. He was born to Leslie and Margaret Threlkeld Morris in Oxford. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Hall Morris on July 26, 2012. He was a loving husband and wonderful father. He enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. His nickname was “Deer Hunter.” He was a member of Antioch Freewell Baptist Church. He was a retired factory worker and mechanic.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel of Pontotoc with Bro. Jerry Hopper officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Amanda Bryson of Pontotoc; four sons, Lawrence Morris Jr., (Mandy) of Toccopola, Frankie C. Morris, Lance Morris (Jaqi) and Luke Morris, all of Pontotoc; eight grandchildren, Adrianna Morris, Zack Morris, Rebecca Murray, Shanna Lopez, Katarina Morris, Colton Morris, Shelby Morris and Matthew Morris; one great-grandchild, Draeden Cannon; one sister, Martha Hester of Ripley; two brothers, Jimmy Morris of Calhoun City and Calvin Morris (Brenda) of Pontotoc; a special niece, Gloria (Jeanie) Becerril of Ecru; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dr. Mamon Morris.
Pallbearers will be Zack Morris, David Arias, Lamar Westmoreland, Gary Harris, Joey Ferguson, Luke Morris, Micheal Morris and Billy Yager.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday, both at the funeral home.
Vera Downs
BOONEVILLE – Vera Cochran Downs, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born Oct. 12, 1923, to Taylor and Cordelia Scott Cochran. She was retired from Plumrose and she attended Little Brown Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.
She is survived by six grandchildren, Suzette (Greg) Blair of Potts Camp, Richard Fleming of Minooka, Ill., Jessica (Jeff) Burnside of Baldwyn, and Nikki Lindley, Tiffany (Phillip) Taylor and Melissa (Pepper) Clayton, all of Booneville; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Downs; her parents; two sons, Wade and Bobby Fleming; three sisters, Betra Sanford, Verlon Adams and Opal Cochran; and two brothers, Ross and Roy Cochran.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Syble Smith
BOONEVILLE – Syble Marie Smith, 68, died Wednesday, Jan.16, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a retired employee of FedEx with 21 years of service. She enjoyed collecting roosters and watching hummingbirds. She had a green thumb when it came to flowers.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the New Prospect Presbyterian Church Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Tony M. Smith; one daughter, Lori (Mark) Hunsucker of Olive Branch; one step-daughter, Carol (Bobby) Gamblin of Horn Lake; four sons, Ben (Angela) Lewelling, Joey Smith, both of Olive Branch, Richard Alan (Donna) Smith of Coldwater and Tony (Amira) Smith of Booneville; two sisters, Ruby Bolton of Columbus and Bettie Kuha of Millington, Tenn.; one brother, Johnnie Mack Brown of Michie, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers are Mark Allen Hunsucker Jr., Bobby Bell, Heath Jeffords, Gary Weaver, Richard Lee Whitley and Rob Nobles.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Clellon Hood
BALDWYN – Clellon “Shine” Hood, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his home after a brief illness. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. He was retired from Super Sagless Corporation after more than 34 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and listening to gospel music.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Reynolds and Bro. Dean Warren officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Waters Funeral Home of Baldywn is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by two daughters, Tammy Anglin (Roger) of Birmingham Ridge and Tish Glover (Bill) of Wheeler; two sons, Randy Hood (Vicky) of Booneville and Greg Hood (Laurie) of Baldwyn; sisters, Edith Stegall of Palmetto and Janice Ray (Nathan) of Pratts; brother, Larry Hood (Diane) of Guntown; and six grandchildren, Jordan Hood, Zack Anglin, Noah Glover, Alaina Anglin, Hilary Glover and Noel Glover.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Edna Wallis Hood and his parents, Vernon and Gladys Hood.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Margaret Ballard
OKOLONA – Mittie Margaret Ballard, 69, died Saturday, Jan.12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 7, 1943, in Memphis to James Springer Sr., and Dorothy Mae Pollock Springer. After attending high school and business school, Margaret worked in apartment maintenance. She also worked many years as an office clerk for an insurance company in Memphis until 1989 when she became the primary caregiver for her parents. She enjoyed decorating, raising Shelty dogs and caring for her family. She was a Methodist.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Colby Cuevas officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 21 years, James Ballard, whom she married in September of 1991; her son, William Saums of Indianapolis, Ind.; two step-daughters, Barbara Benson (Randy) of Brewer and Debbie Bowen (Leslie) of Okolona; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother.
Visitation is from 2 p.m. to service time Friday only.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

William Davis
SALTILLO – William Davis, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. He was retired from the furniture industry. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a Baptist.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. David Haynes officiating. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by one son, Ricky W. Davis of Frankstown; one sister, Jewell Sparks of Tupelo; one brother, John G. Davis of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Brandy Schaum of Frankstown and Elisa Griffin of Millington, Tenn; and five great-grandchildren, Stephanie Schaum, Elizabeth Schaum, Breanna Schaum, William Schaum III and Andrew Schaum.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John G. and Edith Maxey Davis Sr., and a brother, Charles Davis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Magdalene Easterling
BALDWYN – Magadelene Easterling, 89, died Wendesday, Jan, 16, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was a lifelong resident of Birmingham Ridge Community. She retired as a seamstress from the furniture industry. She enjoyed flowers, cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Frederick officiating. Burial will be in McNeal Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldywn is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Ann White (Charlie) of Camp Creek and Marilyn Thompson (Charles) of Birmingham Ridge; two sons, Glenn Easterling of Tupelo and Hoyle Easterling (Rebecca) of Saltillo; one brother, Horace Miller (Joyce) of Birmingham Ridge; grandchildren, Steve White (Darla), Robert Easterling, Scott Easterling, Sherry White (Scott), Chris Easterling, Stephanie Martin and Tracy Thompson (Rachel); and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Easterling; her parents, Eugene and Gladys Hadden Miller; and a sister, Mavis Street.
Her grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity of choice.
Bill Hughes
BOONEVILLE – William Wrather “Bill” Hughes, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville.
Services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Andrew Campbell
TUPELO – Andrew Campbell, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Dale Swann
NEW ALBANY – Dale Coleman Swann, 59, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
Cleatus Sweatman
RIPLEY – Cleatus Eudene Sweatman, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his brother’s home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

Louie Butler
EUPORA – Louie F. Butler, 94, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in the Eupora City Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Houston
CORINTH – Kenneth W. Houston, 81, died.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.
Aria Peterson
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Aria Peterson, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Milwaukee. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Hazel Orick
RED BAY, Ala. – Hazel Orick, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Birmingham.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.