Obituaries January 25, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Robert Wiggs
DEATSVILLE, Ala. – Robert Allen Wiggs, 75, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at a local hospital. He was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church, a Mason and a Shriner. He was retired from the United States Navy.
Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Brookside Funeral Home in Millbrook, Ala., with Rev. Mike Ingram officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in Saltillo.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jerry Reedy Wiggs of Deatsville, Ala.; his daughters, Karen Palmer (Jeff) of Meridian, J.B. Justice (Roy) of Coosada, Ala., Billie Wynn (Roland) of Millbrook, Ala.; his son, Charles Wiggs of Clayton, Ala.; brothers, Wayne Wiggs (Myrt) of San Antonio, Texas, and Jimmy Wiggs of Seattle, Wash.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sammy and Kathy Reedy of Fulton; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Keith Allen and Sally Ruth Carmichael Wiggs; two sons, Dennis Samuel Brooks and Robert Allen Wiggs Jr.; and a granddaughter, Sarah Crocker.
Pallbearers will be Bill Respess, Jimmy Brooks, Dewey Terrell, Jimmy Cope, Trent Deason and Dwayne Chapman. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and The Seekers Sunday School Class of Millbrook Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Millbrook Baptist Church, 3431 Brown Road, Millbrook, AL 36054.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Christine Warren
CORINTH – Christine Warren, 77, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at the Magnolia Regional Health Care in Corinth.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Tim Hanson
STARKVILLE – Tim Hanson, 54, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He moved to Starkville in 2010 and was employed as a quality engineer for PACCAR Engines in Columbus.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville, Ga. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Phelps Hanson of Starkville; his daughters, Amanda Hanson Holloway and Heather Miller Rutledge, both of LaGrange, Ga.; his sons, Matt Hanson (Sarah Hanson) of LaGrange, Ga., and Jonathon Hall (Kim Hall) of Saltillo; one sister, Debra Breed Bennett (Jeff Bennett) of Five Points, Ala.; one brother, Tony Hanson (Vonnie Hanson) of Hogansville, Ga.; grandchildren, Alex Holloway, Sydney Holloway, Lilli Hanson, Shelby Hanson, Haley Rutledge and Zoe Rutledge; his mother in-law, Jane Phelps of Guntown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Charles Hanson and Shelby Hubbard Hanson; and his father in-law, Wayne Phelps.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. today.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com.

Jessie Harris
MOOREVILLE – Jessie Harris, 86, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at the Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. A Lee County native, she was born June 8, 1925, to James Nathan and Lela Gertrude Smith Griffin. During her working career, she worked for Keith’s Hatchery for 22 years, Reed Manufacturing and Hardin’s Bakery. She enjoyed cooking for her large family, gardening, quilting, reading Westerns, and watching her birds and squirrels in her yard. She was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her six daughters, Ruth Harris of Savannah, Tenn., Shirley Sanders of Eggville, Patsy Cortez (Gil) of Savannah, Tenn., Arvy Powell (Charles “Bubba”) of New Albany, Linda Childers of Eggville and Donna Rodgers (Jerry) of Ballardsville; her son, Doyle Harris (Tina) of Blue Springs; one sister, Kathy Raper (Edward) of Skyline; one brother, Joe Griffin of Florida; special friend, Carolyn Keith of Fulton; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin L. Harris, who died May 21,1982; five sisters, one brother and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Trae Rodgers, Ty Sanders, Tim Brock, Bart Smith, Lafayette Wright and Curtis Brock.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 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.

Eva Kirk
AMORY – Eva Kirk, 98, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Carolina House in Morehead City, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Alvin Heathcock
BOONEVILLE – Earnest Alvin Heathcock, 81, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at his home. He was born March 20, 1930, in the Pisgah community, to W.H. and Geneva Haney Heathcock. He was a farmer working for the Breedlove’s for 20-plus years. His hobby was farming and he could often be found walking the fence line on his farm.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ollie Robbins Heathcock; one son, Bobby (Lana) Heathcock of Booneville; two brothers, James Arthur Hubbard of Independence, Mo., and Robert (Arby Faye) Hubbard of West Memphis, Ark.; and one granddaughter, Apryl Stafford of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and 10 brothers and sisters.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Martha Sanders
BYHALIA – Martha Jean Sanders, 75, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Carey Chapel Cemetery at Lamar.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
West Nowlin
MYRTLE – Henry West Nowlin, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at his residence. He was born Nov. 26, 1925, in Union County to J. D. and Lola Maxey Nowlin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from the Forestry Service. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He loved his church and enjoyed walking with his dog.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. Louie Williams and Bro. Billy Foley officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Hamric Nowlin of Myrtle; two daugthers, Pamela Turner (Tommy) of Myrtle and Cindy Nowlin (Scott Sanders) of North Carolina; three stepsons, Tim Watson, Bill Watson and Ken Watson, all of New Albany; one sister, Mary Ellen Bowling of Myrtle; three grandchildren, Joey Turner, Amy Powell and Austin Turner; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Terry Nowlin and Tim Nowlin; four sisters and five brothers.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Sonny Downs Sunday School Class of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Thursday at the church.
In honor of Mr. Nowlin’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army flag during his visitation and service.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Eddie Chandler
ABERDEEN – Eddie Levera Harris Chandler, 69, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
Virginia K. Cero
MARLTON, N.J. – Virginia K. Noe Cero, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. A native of Chickasaw County, she served with JAG in the Army during the Korean War. She later worked as a legal secretary.
Services will be at noon Friday at the Cathedral of the Woods (Protestant Community Church) in Medford Lakes, N.J. Burial will be private. Bradley Funeral Home of Marlton, N.J., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan M. Cero-Conlen (Robert P.); a grandchild, Christian; a brother, Charles Davis (Gwin); brothers-in-law, Joseph Cero and J.C. Higgins; niece and nephew, Chari and Chuck.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Cero; son, Mark F. Cero; and sister, Peggy Higgins.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053.

Earl Dean McGaughy
BOONEVILLE – Earl Dean McGaughy, 66, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Fairview Church of God Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Peggy Thornton
AMORY – Jamie “Peggy” Jordan Thornton, 81, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born Sept. 10, 1930, to James Franklin Jordan and Marietta Reid Jordan in Ashland, MS. She has lived in Nashville, Tenn., Kansas City, Kan., Memphis, Tenn., New Brunswick, N.J., Aberdeen and Amory. She graduated from Ashland High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. She attended First Methodist Church and Faith Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. She worked as secretary of Upper Room and she was a homemaker, wife and mother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. David Harrell officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.
Survivors include one daughter, Jamye Kaye Thornton Doherty (David) of Amory; one niece, Dianne Wilson Hammack (Henry) of Aberdeen; three grandchildren, Jordan Doherty, Christian Doherty and Trey Doherty.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Andrew Thornton Jr.; one sister, Virginia Jordan Wilson; and one brother, Dallas Reid Jordan.
Pallbearers will be Jake Brownlee, Jesse Gillentine, Justin Posey, Unterio Gladney, Corbin White and O’Darius Lowe.
Visitation will be from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Contributions may be made to Leukemia Society.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Jim Shelton
BOONEVILLE – James E. “Jim” Shelton, 83, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born June 14, 1928, in Hardin County, Tenn., to James Madison Shelton and Ollie Beatrice Prine Shelton. He was a Baptist, a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge, and a United States Air Force Veteran. He managed Sherman’s Department Store in Booneville for many years. He enjoyed working outdoors.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today Wednesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery on Hwy. 15 south of Pontotoc.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Mask Shelton, whom he married on Feb. 25, 1954; two sons, Greg Shelton (Kitty) and Gary Shelton (Michelle), all of Booneville; two daughters, Debra Trantham (Dewayne) of Booneville and Gina Robinette (Barry) of Augusta, Ga.; two brothers, Robert Shelton (Nellie) of Hohenwald, Tenn., and Jerry Shelton (Rita) of Olive Branch; three sisters, Virginia Blalock of Jackson, Tenn., Ruth Gobbell (Revis) of Eads, Tenn., and Sue Loftis (Jim) of Southaven; a sister-in-law, Marie Shelton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gene Shelton; and a sister, Dorothy Shelton Laman.
Pallbearers are Griffen Shelton, Matt Morris, Charles Robinette, Eddie Smith, Grant Shelton and Jerry Shelton.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Jake Page
VINA, Ala. – David Q. “Jake” Page, 91, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Southern Magnolia Estates at Golden. He was born March 31, 1920, to Lee Allen and Mattie Tharp Page. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He was one of the Corp members who built Tishomingo State Park. He was a farmer until he retired and then worked for NuWay Carpet Cleaning. He was a member of Burleson Masonic Lodge. He was a member, deacon and songleader at Burleson Baptist Church for over 50 years.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Walter Bennett and Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Burleson Cemetery at Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his children, David A. Page (Brenda) and Catherine Kayle Hardin (Glen); brother, Neal Page (Esta Lee) of Halltown, Ala.; grandchildren, Jerry Glen Hardin, Terry Glen Hardin (Karie), Steven Page (Cheri) and Christopher Todd Page; great-grandchildren, Pasha and Sophie Page, and T.J. and Dylan Hardin; stepson, Royce Brooks (Tarley); stepson-in-law, Franky Turner; a host of nieces, nephews, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Adeline “Addie” Hester Page, in 1985; his second wife, Willie Mae Horton Brooks Page, in 2009; his parents; his daughter, Mary; his granddaughter, Heather Hardin; his siblings, Johnnie Goodwin, Iris Williams, Ozelle Gauden, Jim Page and Bill Page; and a stepdaughter, Charlene Turner.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and members of Burleson Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until service time Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Burleson Cemetery Fund, 622 Hwy. 4, Vina, AL 35593.

Charlie Young
BOONEVILLE – Charlie C. Young, 77, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Booneville.
Dorothy Stevens
BOONEVILLE – Dorothy Jean Stevens, 81, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Germantown. She was born Sept. 20, 1930, to Clifford and Florence Miller Glover. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Booneville. She was a retired seamstress and inspector for Prentiss Manufacturing and Red Kap.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike McLaughlin officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn (Larry) Dunahoo of Rienzi; one brother, Eddie Franklin (Carole) Glover of Columbus, N.M.; one granddaughter, Monica (Craig) Senter of Thrasher; two great-grandsons, Jimmy Wayne (Cassie) Senter and Samuel Steven Senter; one stepgreat-granddaughter, Amber Leigh Russell of Fulton; two great-great-grandchildren, Jemma Laurine Senter and Annistion Russell; six nieces; seven nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eston “Steve” Stevens; her parents; and an infant son.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. and until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Polly Cole
BOONEVILLE – Ila Annie Lee “Polly” Jones Cole, 85, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Dec. 12, 1926, to Will Oscar and Callie Johnson Jones. She was member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and retired from Northeast Manufacturing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Travis Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Louise (Lloyd) Knight of Booneville; her son, Larry (Shirley) Cole of Booneville; five grandchildren, Donna Smith, Joe Shockley, Randy Cole, Ricky Cole and Rehnea Cole; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Cole; her parents; a son, Bobby Lee Cole; five sisters, Clara, Frances, Syble, Gladys and Marie; a brother, Younger Jones; a grandson, Danny Lambert; and a great-grandson, Jacob Lee Cole.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Charlie Henson
GOLDEN – Charlie Henson died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.