Obituaries January 20, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Nadine Lantrip
WOODLAND- On Jan. 18, 2011, after a long battle with Parkinson Disease, Nadine Martin Lantrip went home to be with her Lord and Saviour. She was born on Dec. 18, 1922, in Chickasaw County to Odie Mitchell Martin and Tessie Mae Vaughn Martin.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an excellent seamstress and master gardener.
She was a Christian and deeply loved Amity Baptist Church, where she was a member all her adult life. She served as both church secretary and adult Sunday School teacher for numerous years. One of her greatest joys in life was filling the church sanctuary for Sunday service with flowers from her garden.
She retired from Woodland School. During her employment there she touched the lives of many children. She belonged to the Eastern Star and was a founding member of the Sparta Homemaker Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 20, 2011, at Amity Baptist Church in Woodland with Bro. Sammy McMillen, Bro. Jerry Grammer and Bro. Rusty Pedigo officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Eric Gay Lantrip of Woodland, whom she married on Jan. 19, 1941; one son, Danny M. Lantrip (Linda) of Woodland; two daughters, Linda Wade of Martin, Tenn., and Denna Smith (Donny) of Woodland; one sister, Mary Frances Pedigo of El Dorado, Ark.; one brother, Leon Martin (LaQuatia) of Houston; five grandchildren, Randell Forrester (Michiko) of Tokyo, Japan, Danny “Tige” Lantrip of Starkville, LaTessa Blissard (Bill) of Woodland, Beth Rogers (Jason) of Martin, Tenn., and Robbie Smith (Shannon) of Woodland; six great-grand children, Rhiannon, Peyton and Hailey Forrester, all of Tokyo, Japan, Addie Roberts of Martin, Tenn., and Kiley and Ashlynn Smith of Woodland.
Pallbearers will be Tige Lantrip, Robbie Smith, Jason Roberts, Bill Blissard, Terry Martin and Barry Dendy.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today, Jan. 20, 2011, at Amity Baptist Church in Woodland.
Memorials may be made to Amity Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Ann Brand, 2596 Hwy. 389, Woodland, MS 39776 or to the Gideons.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.

Mildred Coffman Meeks
CORINTH – Funeral services for Mildred Coffman Meeks, 78, are set for 2 p.m. today, Jan. 20, 2011, at McPeters Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tom Weaver officiating. Burial will follow at Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Counce, Tenn., under the direction of McPeters Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Meeks died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born June 26, 1932. A precious homemaker, she loved to cook and prepare meals for her family. She was very well known for her delicious Sour Cream Coconut Cake. Everyone loved to go to Mamaw’s house to eat. Also, surely, if cleanliness is next to godliness, Mamaw will be at those pearly gates. She loved her family dearly and always encouraged and supported her family. A member of Harper Road Christian Church, she loved her Lord and enjoyed attending church. She also loved gospel music and sang in the choir at her church as long as she could attend.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Deward Meeks; daughters, Anne Wood (Bobby), Janet Sagely (Thomas); sons, Danny Meeks (Sue), Tony Meeks (Carol); granddaughters, Kimberley Wood Morrison (Eric), Kacie Wood Hudson (Jeremy), Christie Meeks Page (Will), Courtney Layne Meeks, Elizabeth Lyn Sagely; grandson, Sean Stephan Calvary; great-granddaughters, LeeAnne Floyd, LillyBeth Harville, Anna Lynne Hudson, Olivia Layne Page and Pamela Blair Hudson; grandson, Ryan Stephan Calvary: sisters, Dorothy Kiddy, Mary Sue Parsons, Beauton Young (James), Joan Brooks (Kenneth), Virginia Coffman, Carolyn McMeans (Danny) and brother-in-law, Travis Thompson. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Danny McMeans, Travis Thompson, Kenneth Brooks, Billy Howell, Willard Webb, Dewayne Dunn, Stacey Meeks, Billy Coffman, James Kiddy and Ronnie Coffman.
Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Leatherwood, Travis Fields, Melvis Calvary, Dewey Latch and Don Seiler.
Memorials may be made to Harper Road Christian Church.
Condolences many be left mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.

Ruby Taylor
PHEBA – Ruby Mae Lofton Taylor, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Beasley CME Church. Burial will be in Johnson Creek Cemetery in Pheba. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mildred Mathews
ABERDEEN – Mildred Mathews, 95, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.Hattie McPhail
CALHOUN CITY – Hattie Wall McPhail, 105, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 17, 1905, in Calhoun County. She was a retired nurse. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Forrest City, Ark., and attended the Calhoun City First Baptist Church. Her hobbies were art, drawing and photography.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial will be in the McPhail Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Survivors include one daughter, Frances Lynn McPhail of Calhoun City; a grandson, Preston Buford of Sherwood, Ark.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Truett McPhail; a daughter, Lula Bell Buford; and her parents, Marshall Wall and Belle Swindoll Wall.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Robert Miller
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 in Booneville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home.
The family requests no flowers be sent. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

James Owens
ASHLAND – James Owens, 60, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.Sonny White
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Harry V. “Sonny” White Jr., 53, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born Oct. 27, 1957, in Memphis to Jacqueline Sutherland and Harry V. White Sr. He was owner and founder of Gulf Atlantic Claims LLC in Kissimmee, Fla., and Smokey Mountain Claims LLC in Seymour, Tenn.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Robert E. Walker officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; his mother; a brother, Emory Ewing Smith of Memphis; and two sisters, Nancy Russell and Janie (Paul) Bray of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Elizabeth White Cartwright; and a brother, William Gerald Smith.

Hubert McKinney
WOODLAND – Hubert McKinney, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Darlington Oaks in Verona.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Outreach Center in Houston. Burial will be in Houston City Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.Bob Bell
MATHISTON – Stanley Earl “Bob” Bell, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until service time today.

Bradley Danner
HAMILTON – Bradley Matthew Danner, 43, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at his home in Hamilton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Hamilton. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery at Hamilton. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Sign the online guestbook at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Betty Yasky
CORDOVA, Tenn. – Betty Yasky, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Methodist Germantown Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Glen Pounds
DERMA – Glen Pounds, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. He was born July 6, 1928, in Webster County. He was a retired employee of the Kellwood Company and a member of Derma Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. John Warren officiating. Burial will be in Oak Springs Cemetery in Derma.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Thomas (Buddy) of Pontotoc; one son, Mike Pounds of Derma; five grandchildren, Michelle Goslin, Stephanie Pounds, Karen Smith, Cindy Thomas and Anna Thomas; three great-grandchildren, Haden Pounds, Alexis Smith and Tyler Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ema Lane Pounds, and his parents, Ben Pounds and Rilla Doler Pounds.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Charlie Hale
UNA – Charlie Hale died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at his home in the Una community. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Ethylene Bowens
BALDWYN – Ethylene Bowens died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Ruth McGee
MABEN – Ruth Springer McGee, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Cumberland Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Old Cumberland Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, James McGee of Maben; two sons, Danny (Arlin) McGee and Dennis (Tanya) McGee, both of Mathiston; a brother, Jerry (Laura) Springer of Eupora; seven grandchildren, Dr. Dana (Warren) McGee Miles, Christie (Greg) Pepper Bodge, Michael (Hailey) Pepper, Sara Kathryn and Hailee Beth McGee, Lindsey and Macy McGairty; five great-grandchildren, Jack and Caden Miles, Ava and Molly Pepper, and Isaac Bodge.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jimmie Pepper.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at the church.Robert Hereford Sr.
MILWAUKEE – Robert E. Hereford Sr., 80, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Aurora VNA Hospice in Wauwatosha, Wis. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at noon Friday at Kimble Chapel M.B. Church with Pastor Lewis Lockridge officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Robert E. Hereford Jr. (James Ann) and Walter Hereford (Alice), both of Belden; two brothers, Rev. Charles Hereford (Annie J.) of Beloit, Wis., and Raymond Hereford of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ricky Edgeston
RIPLEY – Ricky L. Edgeston, 45, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster & Son Funeral Home of Ripley.

Johnny Foster
CORINTH – Johnny Larry Foster, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at noon Friday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.

Rodney Dawson
TISHOMINGO – Rodney Dawson, 54, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at his home. He was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, the PKC Coon Hunting Association and the Local Carpenters Union. An avid hunter, he also enjoyed attending Tennessee walking horse shows.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church with Bro. William Burcham and Bro. James Herman Gray officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Dawson of Tishomingo; two sons, Kevin Dawson (Coral) and Derek Dawson, both of Tishomingo; two brothers, Shawn Dawson (Brenda) and Jody Dawson, both of Iuka; one sister, Vicki Meyers (John) of Hernando; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Robert Stivers (Honey) of Strickland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Janice McVay Dawson; a sister, Regina Dawson Haman; and an infant daughter.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Lee McVay, Tim Randle, Steve Roberts, Richard Wood, George “June” Brimingham and Donnie Coley. Honorary pallbearers will be Kim Dawson, Lyman Hill Jr., Dr. Scott Seagers, Doyle George, Tommy Nunley, Brandon McCool, Jessie McDuffy, Troy Riggs, Wayne Phifer, Chester Blakney, Jerry Comer, Danny Medley, Tim Medley, Anthony Medley, Joey Medley, Eli McDuffy, Mike Tidwell, Don Starling, Randle Jourdan, Jimmy Morgan, Danny Carr, Terry Dawson, Mike Hebert and Bro. Tim Dixon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

James Wilson
PONTOTOC – James Archie “Buddy” Wilson, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House. An avid fisherman and NASCAR fan, he loved the outdoors.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Billy Reeves and Bro. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Melba Hester (Gerald), Debbie Butler (Larry) and Patty Shackelford (Craig); one son, Jim Wilson; a special friend, Mary Price; eight grandchildren, Tina, Mitchell, Bryan, Matt, Misty, Jennifer, Samantha and Austin; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Romey Wilson; and two sisters, Louise Brown and Christine McNutt.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Wilson; his parents, Archie and Liddie Wilson; two brothers, Clyde Wilson and David Wilson; and four sisters, Inez Warren, Elsie Lou McGregor, Evoile Pound and Obine Reeves.
Pallbearers will be Matt Hendrix, Bryan Hendrix, Austin Wilson, Mitchell Hester, Steve Wilson and Mike Wilson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House.