Obituaries January 2, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Evelyn Coleman
CORINTH – A funeral service to celebrate the life of Evelyn Stoop Coleman will be held at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Mrs. Evelyn, age 91, died on Dec. 31, 2012, at Mississippi Care Center. She was born on May 26, 1921, to Claude and Willie Lou Fraser Stoop. Mrs. Evelyn was a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder.
A dedicated homemaker, she took great pride in her home and family. Well-known in her church and community as the baker of the best chocolate chip cookies, she enjoyed both flower and vegetable gardening. Many summer days found her manicuring her flowerbeds or hoeing out a row of peas. Her passion was cooking delicious meals for her children and grandchildren from the store of vegetables she had faithfully put up in her freezers.
Mrs. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Hill Coleman; her brothers, Wayne Stoop and Kyle Stoop; her twin sister, Ethelyn Barlow; and her daughter-in-law, Paula Coleman. Survivors include her four sons: Thomas M. Coleman (Mary), Frazier Coleman, Mike Coleman (Patricia) and Larry Coleman (Susan).
She was a strong presence in the lives of her grandchildren: Tom Coleman, Douglas Coleman (Katie), Jennifer Kim (Jae), Jessica Harris, Walter Coleman (Felicia), Jennifer Ruth Denton (Andrew), Rosaline Harvell (Kevin), Joe Coleman, Price Coleman and Lauren Coleman.
Her great grandchildren are Mac and Ella Coleman; Audrey, Jaecob and Gracie Kim; James Ethan and Jaiden Harris; Austyn Coleman; Payton Denton; and Anisten, Ashton and Aikley Harvell.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home today, Jan. 2, 2013, and from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
Pallbearers are Joe Coleman, Walter Coleman, Jae Kim, Kevin Harvell, Price Coleman, Douglas Coleman and Tom Coleman.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in care of Stephanie Coleman, 5 CR 617A, Corinth, MS 38834.
Online condolence for the family may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.

Johnny Weatherly
WILLISTON, Tenn. – Johnny Weatherly, 79, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, after a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 16, 1933, in Ashland. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Wonder Bread Bakery, where he worked for 37 years. He loved to garden and to be outdoors, and he loved his horses, his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Clara Sue Weatherly; his son, Steve Weatherly (Lisa) of Hernando; his two stepdaughters, Carol Harris Lauderdale (John) of Cordova, Tenn., and Karen Harris Northcott (Derek) of Bartlett, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Justin Weatherly (Nicole) of Southaven, Jared Weatherly (Alecia) of Como, Dave Lawrence (Nikki) of Jackson, Mandy Ford (Robert) of Ripley and Erika Lauderdale and Kelsey Lauderdale of Cordova, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren; and his sister, Shirley Weatherly Daniel (Frank).
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Weatherly Lawrence (David); his parents, Nitle and John Weatherly; his sister, Jeanette Weatherly James (Atkins); his brothers, Gene Weatherly (Charlene) and Faye Weatherly (Marie).
Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home in Holly Springs. Interment will follow in Hamilton Cemetery in Falkner.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family requests memorials to the American Heart Association.
James Lindsey
MYRTLE – James Clifton “Jimmy” Lindsey, 80, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Sept. 9, 1932, in Prentiss County to Jesse Urban Lindsey and Mary Lucille Hendrix Billings. He was a member of the Amos Dorman Masonic Lodge 480 and a charter member of the Temple Baptist Church. He graduated from Myrtle High School, attended Northeast Junior College and played semi-pro baseball. Later he entered the Army and served through the Korean conflict. When he returned from service, he joined his father as a heavy equipment operator, working in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Africa and South America as well as in the States.
He loved life, enjoyed sharing stories and telling jokes, and reading and collecting political and historical books, especially those of the Civil War Era. He had a vast music collection and found much pleasure listening to gospel. He closely followed all political issues and took pride in being an American. respectfully displaying the American flag at all opportunities.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Donald Schuman, the Rev. Raymond Bishop and the Rev. Jerry Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Gerizim Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Moore Lindsey of Myrtle; his mother, Mary Lucille Hendrix Billings Lindsey of New Albany; a daughter, Mary Foley (David) of Cotton Plant; a son, Paul Lindsey of Burnsville; a brother, David Lindsey (Connie) of Eads, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Tonya Shackelford (Ryan) of Arlington, Tenn., Jessica Haley (David) of Olive Branch, Kim Ogle (Jared) of Columbia, Tenn., Steve Lindsey of New Albany, Amanda Baird (Randy) of New Albany and Ronda Ash (Jay) of Myrtle; 12 great-grandchildren; and special friends Al Simmons, Peanut Pickens and John Miles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Urban Lindsey; a son, Jesse Morgan Lindsey; two brothers, Robert “Bob” Lindsey and Charles Lindsey; and a grandson, Craig Foley.
Pallbearers will be David Foley, Daniel Haley, Ryan Shackelford, Jared Ogle, Randy Baird and Jay Ash. Honorary pallbearers will be his Masonic brothers, Auzie McNeely, Jearrel Donahue, David Moorman, David Garrison, Mike Thompson, James Smith, Mark Potts, John Potts, William Byers and James Kimbrell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Temple Baptist Church, Myrtle; the Craig Foley Memorial Scholarship at Hillcrest Baptist Church, New Albany; or Sanctuary Hospice House, Tupelo.
In honor of Mr. Lindsey, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Cortez Ingram
SHERMAN, Texas – Cortez Lamond Ingram, 25, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Wilson & Jones Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jackson Chapel M.B. Church in Bruce with the Rev. Penn Nolden officiating. Interment will be in Bruce Community Cemetery at Pittsboro. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Timothy Williams, and his mother Evelyn Ingram Steen; three brothers, Timothy Ingram and Marcus Ingram of Oxford, and Marquez Williams; one sister, Kimberly Silk.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Milford Moore
FULTON – Milford Gerald Moore, 76, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his home after an extended illness. He was born July 8, 1936, to Marshall E. and Susie Essie Hare Moore. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He worked for Kuch and Watson Construction in Waukegan, Ill., and for Wm. Zeigler and Sons Construction in Round Lake, Ill. He was a member of Local 150 in Westchester, Ill., where he retired. He returned home to Fulton in 1979 and worked for Delta International, where he retired after 26 years of service. He was a member of Big Oak Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman with his two special buddies, Bro. C.D. Hood and J.D. Hale, and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Doug Wilson and Bro. C.D. Hood officiating. Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ann Moore; his daughter, Teresa Annette Barrett (Victor) of Fulton; two granddaughters, Tifphanie Leigh Franks (Justin) and Amberlie Dawn Posey (Lane), both of the Ballardsville community; two great-granddaughters, Paris Gracelyn Franks and Nela Isabella Franks; one great-grandson, Talon Reed Posey; a special brother-in-law, Richard Gaines Stegall of Fulton; three sisters-in-law, Helen Moore of Rainbow City, Ala., Earline Moore of Fulton and Myrtle Slater of Tupelo; a host of nieces and nephews; and his caregivers, Charlotte Yielding and Sheryl Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Onita Cockrell; nine brothers, Herbon Moore, Dale Moore, Elmo Moore, Nolan Moore, Coy Moore, Bobby Moore, Milton Moore, Hubert Moore and Howard Moore; five sisters-in-law, Jean Moore, Uldean Moore, Jewel Moore, Faye Moore and Annie Mae Moore; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Moore, Donnie Cates, J.D. Hale, Bonnie Moore, Jason Mitchell and Donnie Stacy.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Big Oak Baptist Church, Mike Buse, Robert Loden, Andy Bean, Billy Joe Rankin, Harry Anthony, Robert Wilburn, Aaron Loden, Ralph Mitchell, Larry Moore and Dr. Julian Loden.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Julia Wiggington
TUPELO – Julia Frances Wiggington, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at The Dogwood Plantations Assisted Living in Fulton after an extended illness. She was born July 7, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., to Clifford and Lula Marie Dozier. She worked at Blue Bell for 26 years and then went on to work for Foamex, formerly Sheller Globe, for another 21 years. She enjoyed solving word puzzles, watching soap operas and was an avid reader. She was a member of Skyline Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Andy Dozier officiating. Burial will be in Eggville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Eddie Wiggington (Linda) of Mesquite, Texas; one sister, Lula Mae Mitchell of Tupelo; one sister-in-law, Helen Dye of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, Kelly, Ashlee, Hunter and Halle Wiggington, Johnnie Fagan, Melanie Locket and Misty Nuckels; three special nieces, Kathy Dozier, Sandra Deaton and Teresa Mitchell, all of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wiggington; her parents; two sisters, Louise Malone Hill and Betty Morgan; two brothers, Charles and Dan Dozier; and one niece, Marjorie Morgan.
Pallbearers will be Joe, Larry and Pete Malone, Chris and Roger Deaton and John Wiggington.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Scruggs
IUKA – Mildred E. Scruggs, 94, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
George Coutoumanos
TUPELO – George A. Coutoumanos, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Mellia, Spain, to Moes Chocron and Estria Sol Sanaes Chocron. He was a Merchant Marine from 1942-1945. In 1948, he migrated to America, docking in Mobile, Ala., before making his way to Tupelo. He met his wife, Etoyle Ferguson, and they made their home in New Albany. He worked at Mike’s Restaurant in Tupelo for many years and later he worked in the insurance and restaurant business. He had recently moved to The Meadows in Fulton. He was a member of Crestway Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. David Eldridge officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six children, Cynthia Bailey of Longview, Texas, Michael Coutoumanos (Sandy) of Tupelo, Myara Gravlee of Tupelo, Rita Edwards (Lynn) of Jacksonville, Ala., Alberto Coutoumanos of Birmingham, Ala., and David Coutoumanos of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, Brian Bailey (Wendy) of Longview, Texas, Angie Caldwell (Britt) of Tupelo, Anna Shannon (Jerry) of Vilonia, Ark., Jason Hall (Cindy) of St. Louis, Mo., Christie Hall Gaillard (Kerry) of Tupelo, Sarah Gravlee Otts (Michael) of Saltillo, Harvey Edwards of Jacksonville, Ala., Carol Stone (Marty) of Birmingham, Ala., James Michael Edwards (Amber) of Moody, Ala., and Tyler Edwards (Katie) of Jacksonville, Ala.; 15 great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Conner Bailey, John Michael and Anders Caldwell, Grace and Emily Shannon, Zane, Atlin and Ever Grae Hall, Claire Loden, Corbin Otts, Jessica and Westley Stone, and Shelby and Zac Mason; two brothers, Tony Chocron of Sweden and Robert Chocron (Estelle) of France; one sister, Annette Grave (Lucien) of France.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Etoyle F. Coutoumanos; his parents; two brothers, Fortuna and Simone Chocron; one son-in-law, Guy Gravlee III.
Pallbearers will be Brian Bailey, Kerry Gaillard, James Michael Edwards, Tyler Edwards, Tom Todd and Gable Todd.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Cornelia Brand
HOUSTON – Sarah Cornelia Smith Brand, 100, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born Oct. 13, 1912, in Chickasaw County to William David Smith Jr. and Lorena Lyles Smith. She was a retired LPN and homemaker, and a member of Houston First Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher and G.A. leader.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Dearman officiating. Burial will follow at Houston Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Judge W.W. Brand Jr. (Betty) of Houston, Ann Colbert (Thomas) of Flowood and Nancy Montgomery of Gulfport; grandchildren, Betsy Hurst (Michael) of Houston, Texas, Dr. W.W. Brand III (Mindy) of Amory, Thomas Colbert Jr. of Flowood, Marcy Bertling (Buddy) of Lompac, Calif., and Dean Montgomery of Gulfport; great-grandchildren, Katie Deakins (Kyle) of Casper, Wyo., Josie, Daniel, and Sarah Grace Bertling of Lompac, Calif., Gus, Will and Lee Brand of Amory.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.W. Brand Sr.; a granddaughter, Christy Colbert Butler; a son-in-law, Donald Dean Montgomery; her parents; and eight siblings.
Pallbearers are her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at Houston Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, 39 Evelyn McPhail Circle, Columbus, MS 39701
Friends and family may sign and leave a message at the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Joy Guerrero
NETTLETON – Phyllis Joy Harris Guerrero, 56, died unexpectedly at her residence in Nettleton on New Year’s morning, Jan. 1, 2012. She was born in Waukegan, Ill., on Feb. 1, 1956, to John C. Harris and Rosia Faye Tucker Harris Chaney. She lived most of her life in the Nettleton/Plantersville area of Lee County. A member of Temple Grove Baptist Church, she graduated from Shannon High School in l974. At her death, she was employed by Morgan Fabrics in Verona as Federal Trade Zone officer and office manager. She worked for many years as a hostess for Estes Fish and Steak House in Plantersville. She loved cooking, especially cakes and decorating, and serving as hostess/planner for weddings and other events. She loved shopping and traveling but was most enthusiastic being a doting grandmother to her grandchildren, who affectionately knew her as “Nana.”
A service celebrating her life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating. Private burial will be in Liberty Cemetery near Nettleton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from noon to service time Thursday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.
She is survived by her husband, Juan Carlos Guerrero of Nettleton, whom she married Jan. 28, 1989; two children, Chris Burgett of Tupelo and Stacey Rooks (Jon) of Amory; her grandchildren, Lauren Burgett, Anabelle Rooks and Parker Rooks; her siblings, Gaye Terry of Jacksonville, Fla., and David Chaney of Nettleton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Harris and Rosia Faye Chaney, and her stepfather, James K. Chaney, who helped raise her.
Pallbearers will be J.J. Chaney, Colby Chaney, Jesse Godinz, Mykel Terry, Don Jones and Terry Jones.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Mary Jones
PITTSBORO – Mary Helen Jones, 64, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mays Chapel in Pittsboro with the Rev. Lee Moore officiating. Interment will be at Cane Creek Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Reenovera (Willie) Pearson of Houlka; one son, James L. Jones of Pontotoc; two brothers, Robert Gordon of Bruce and Louis H. Gordon of Pittsboro; two sisters, Martha (Leroy) Gates of Vardaman and Linda (Robert) Moore of Houlka.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Billy Ray Jones; and four brothers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Willie Ponder
ETTA – Willie J. Ponder, 76, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
Joe Franks
CORINTH – Joe Michael Franks, 53, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Corinth on June 5, 1959, to Joe Hardin and Mattie Thornton Franks. He was a 1977 graduate of Corinth High School. He was an electrician for IBEW Local 852. For the past 19 years he was co-owner of Office Pro in Corinth. He served on many boards and was involved in Main Street Corinth, serving on the board and lining up the entertainment for the Slugburger and Hog Wild Festivals. Recently he received the Jim Bynum Award for outstanding service to Main Street Corinth. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Corinth, having served as president, Kiwanian of the Year and a Leon Frazier Fellow. Most recently he has been serving on the Crossroads Arena Board. He was an avid barbeque many, attending man cooking competitions and cooking throughout the community. He also served as a DJ to many local schools for dances.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Patrick Franks; daughter, Erin Grier Moss (Jeremy); son, Zack Grier and Krystal and Audrey; grandchildren, Brynn and Presley Moss, all of Corinth.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Don Elliott, the Rev. Jimmy Rich officiating, and Joey Gilmore doing the eulogy. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Joey Gilmore, Bo Mitchell, Alan Dodd, John D. Mercier, Joe Caldwell, Erine Welch, David Lancaster and Steve Knight.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Kiwanis Club of Corinth, Crossroads Arena Board and employees of Office Pro.
Memorials can be made to the Mattie T. Franks Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o Northeast Mississippi Community College Foundation, 101 Cunningham Dr., Booneville, MS 38829.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at First United Presbyterian Church.
Condolences can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
Larry Miller
MEMPHIS – Larry Neil Miller, 63, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at his lake home in Heber Springs, Ark. He was born Jan. 25, 1949, in Ripley to Irene Ballard Miller and Gilbert Miller. He was baptized at the Ripley Church of Christ. He graduated from Falkner High School and served in the U.S. Army. Throughout his adult life, he worked in the overhead door business, for the past 19 years as president of Millerwood Door Inc. and as a partner in Millerwood Investments LLC. in Memphis. His parents instilled in him a strong sense of loyalty and an unwavering love and respect of family. He had a smile that would light up a room and a personality that was liked a magnet, drawing others to him.
He is survived by his partner of 31 years, Jay Wood; his siblings, James (Edna) Miller, Charles (Louise) Miller, Danny (Gladys) Miller, Glen (Leslie) Short, Joyce Cook and Velva Jarvis; his uncle, Cecil (Pauline) Ballard and Barbara Thornton; 19 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews
Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Donald Miller.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Cemetery in Ripley for family and friends. Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens is in charge of the arrangements.
Jay Wood will host a champagne reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at their home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Friends for Life.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www. memphisfuneralhome.net.

Ruby Kelton
BALDWYN – Ruby Kelton, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home in Baldwyn.
Betty Joe Loggains
TUPELO – Betty Joe Loggains, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Tupelo. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., to Frank and Thelma Matlock. She lived most of her life in Aberdeen, where she retired from the Monroe County Chancery Clerk’s office. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Aberdeen until moving to Tupelo three years ago to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Marty Sparks. She attended St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Sparks and moved her membership to St. Luke a year ago.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Aberdeen First Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Brooks and the Rev. David Shivers officiating. Private burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen in charge.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Sparks (Marty) of Tupelo; one brother, J.B. Matlock (Joyce) of Palestine, Texas; one brother-in-law, Larry Walker of Brownsboro, Texas; two grandsons, Sam Sparks of Houston, Texas, and Taylor Sparks of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Samuel Noah Loggains; a newborn son, Samuel Noah Loggains Jr.; and by two sisters, Gail Walker and Virginia Jones.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Thursday at the Aberdeen First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 723, Aberdeen, MS 39730; St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton Ave., Tupelo, MS 38804; or Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Free Clinic, P.O. Box 1821, Tupelo, MS 38802.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Donna Willard
TUPELO – Donna Faye Willard, 60, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Ruby Wood
WATER VALLEY – Ruby Murphy Wood, 89, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Ida Faye Gillon
AMORY – Ida Faye Gillon, 71, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Rosie Hilliard
OXFORD – Rosie Hilliard, 91, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

Ricky Walker
NORCROSS, Ga. – Tyrone “Ricky” Walker, 43, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Norcross, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Arthur Collier
PONTOTOC – Arthur Aaron Collier, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc.