By NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Barker Johnston “Sonny” Lancaster was born May 5, 1932, in Biggersville and died at his home in Corinth on Dec. 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Espy Lancaster and Annie Mae Barker Lancaster, and his siblings, Jo Taylor Lancaster Wardlow, Mary Lancaster Moore, Clarence Lancaster, Cleo Lancaster Perkins, James Robert Lancaster, Clarice Lancaster Millsaps, Evangeline Lancaster Bennett, Doris Lancaster Wilson, Trudell Lancaster, Kathleen Lancaster Hill and Willie Mae Lancaster.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha Ann Franks Lancaster; a sister, Gloria Lancaster Oaks; brother-in-law, James Ray Franks; children, Kenneth Neal Lancaster Sr. (Maud DeLes) of Corinth and Dr. James Alan Lancaster of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Darrington Ann Lancaster Ludlam (Stephen) of Cleveland, Elizabeth DeLes Lancaster of Jackson, Kenneth Neal Lancaster Jr. of Corinth and Andrew William Lancaster of Nashville, Tenn. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Sonny was a graduate of Biggersville High School, where he was a member of the basketball team. He also attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and was a member of the basketball team there as well. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict.
Professionally, Sonny was an entrepreneur and was involved in several different endeavors over his lifetime. In the mid-seventies, he and his friend, Jimmy Gardner, purchased Shopezy Supermarket in Walnut, which he owned until his death. Sonny loved his business and the people of the Walnut community, particularly his business partner, Jimmy Dillinger.He worked until his health forced him to retire.
Pallbearers are Jeff Gardner, Mark Gardner, Brian Gardner, Chip Wood, Leonard Pratt, Jimmy Dillinger, Tony Childs and Greg Mills.
The funeral will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 3161 Shiloh Road, Corinth, Miss., at 11:30 a.m. today, Jan. 3, 2013. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements. Participating ministers include the Rev. Danny Rowland and the Rev. Prentiss Gordon Jr. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary of Christ United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be given to Christ United Methodist Church, the Choir or Building Funds of First United Methodist Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The family wants to thank Tammy Brown, Vernita Patton and Chamara Vaughn for their devotion to “Mr. Sonny” and his care throughout his difficult illness. Their care and support were invaluable through this difficult time.
David L. Bishop
BALDWYN – David Lynn Bishop, 64, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his home after a long illness. He was born April 21, 1948. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, shooting pool and making people laugh. He attended Trinity Bible Believing Church.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Trinity Bible Believing Church with Bro. William Copeland and Bro. John W. Bridges officiating. Burial was in Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Roxie Bishop of Baldwyn; daughter, Amanda Burns (Mike) of Baldwyn; two grandchildren, Kayla and Josh Burns of Baldwyn; two sisters, Pat Grissom of Baldwyn and Shirley Harrison (Troy) of Dry Creek; one brother, Curtiss Wayne Bishop (Linda); one nephew; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleatus and Opal Bishop; sister, Barbara McNutt; brother, Ronnie Bruce Bishop; three nephews and one niece.
Pallbearers were Verne Baldwin, Michael Burns, Shane Baldwin, Troy Harrison, T.J. Copeland and Robbie Copeland.
NATCHEZ – Joseph T. “Joe” George, 64, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Natchez Regional Medical Center. He was born July 18, 1948, in Norton, Va., to Vernon George and Mildred Macel Robbins George. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Natchez. He was conferred with the Chevallier Degree in Demolay. He was a Master Mason 3rd Degree, a member of the Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge 2, a York Rite Mason, and a member of the Wahabi Shrine Temple in Jackson. He was a former Natchez police detective and was instrumental in forming the Juvenile Justice Organization in Mississippi. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he loved history.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Doug Broome officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until service time today at Laird Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Becky George of Natchez; his brother, Laforest George (Jane) of Collierville, Tenn.; his sister, Melody Logan (Robert) of Clinton; his sisters-in-law, Beth George of California and Debra Mullens (Pete) of McComb; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Pauline Felter of McComb; nieces and nephews, Faris George, Andrew George, Lee Logan, Alex Logan, Reese Logan, Kaitlin Logan, Ryan Stateler, B.J. Stateler, Elizabeth George, Chris Randall and Stephanie Roberts; a number of great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special cousin, Harriet Taylor,
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Vernon George.
Pallbearers will be Andrew George, Lee Logan, Alex Logan, Reese Logan, Willie Bryant and Jerry Geter. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Kerstine, Dennis Rudisill and Ray Baker.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.
ETTA – Willie J. Gifford Ponder, 76, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Hagler, Ark., to Andrew Walker and Athay Mae Wilson Gifford. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Louie Williams officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, James K. Ponder; five daughters, Connie Vaughn, Shelia Boyer, Elizabeth Turner, Peggy Tremblay and Debra Butler; four sons, James Ponder, Byron Ponder, Jeffery Ponder and Ronnie Ponder; three sisters, Joyce Ponder, Peggy Gallordo and Helen Vaughn; three brothers, Andrew Gifford, Elmer Gifford and Pat Gifford; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Richard Boyer, James Turner, Timmy Turner, Ricky Ponder, Byron Ponder and Billy Turner.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the church.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
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 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, reading and collecting political and historical books, especially those of the Civil War era. He had a vast music collection and found much pleasure listing to gospel music. 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. today 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 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 (Daniel) of Olive Branch, Kim Ogle (Jared) of Columbia, Tenn., Steve Lindsey of New Albany, Amanda Baird (Randy) of New Albany and Audra 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.
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.
RIPLEY – Mamie M. Robbins, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
BELMONT – Dorothy Schmidt died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
CORINTH – Funeral services for Altha Dodd Rogers will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Foote Street Church of Christ. Interment will be in New Albany City Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.
WATER VALLEY – Ruby Murphy Wood, 89, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Born in Alabama, she had lived in the Water Valley area since her marriage to William Cecil Wood. She was a homemaker with a talent for many things, some of which included cooking, gardening and sewing. Beautiful quilts that she made are treasured by her family, whom she loved deeply. She was a member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with Bro. Charlie Fitts officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Wood (Ted) Camp of Saltillo; one son, Richard S. (Wanda) Wood of Water Valley; one sister, Frances Norwood of Water Valley; two brothers, Dale (Melinda) Jennings of Water Valley and Paul Jennings of Oxford; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Her parents, Joseph Murphy and Luvonia Murphy Jennings, and her husband, William Wood, preceded her in death.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
ECRU – Oma Velma Pannell, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Community Hospice House in Verona. She was born on April 26, 1941, in New Albany, the daughter of Clyde and Louise Brewer Gullick. She was a member of Cairo Baptist Church and a retired employee of Mohasco. She enjoyed quilting as a hobby.
Services will be at noon Friday at Cairo Baptist Church with Bro. Don Sparks and Bro. Terrel Perminter officiating. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery. Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Donald Howard (Jessie) and Curtis Howard (Donna), all of Jackson, and Michael Howard (Melonia) of Etta; daughter, Lynn Murphy of Ecru; two brothers, Clyde Gullick Jr. of Myrtle and the Rev. William Gullick of Lynnwood, Wash.; one sister, Ann Jarvis of New Albany; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bonny Pannell; and a daughter, Rita Roberts.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Cairo Baptist Church and Jerry Rickles.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Cairo Baptist Church.
TUPELO – Donna Faye Willard, 60, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a seamstress and an employee of the Salvation Army. She was a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in Euclatubba Cemetery.
She is survived by her children, Dana Roberson, Joey Harbin, Shane Harbin and Marie Boatner, all of Pontotoc; her mother, Sarah Finney of Tupelo; brothers, Ricky Carter, Nicky Carter. James Bagley and Joey Guidry; grandchildren, Kristen Sanders, Samantha Roberson, Dakota Shettles, Jacob Harbin, Hailey Harbin, April Harbin, Lilly Harbin, Ashley Harbin, Laren Woodridge, William Boatner, Amber Boatner, Emily Boatner and Kassie Roberson; and a great-grandchild, Kathryn Sanders.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Patterson; her husband, Robert Wayne Harbin; and a brother, Tim Bagley.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
BAY SPRINGS – William Lamar Stockman, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his residence in Bay Springs. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. He loved many outdoor activities. He owned mules and participated in mule pulls for more than 20 years, something which gave him a great deal of pleasure. He also enjoyed growing a garden and raising cattle.
Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Colonial Chapel in Bay Springs. Burial was in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Clyde Little and Carter Sims conducted the services. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth S. Stockman of Bay Springs; his son, Lyle Stockman (Mary Lois) of Tupelo; and a granddaughter, Amanda Inman (Kurt) of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lamar Stockman Sr. and Ida Mae Cook Stockman.
Pallbearers were Albert Dixon, Kurt Inman, Rudolph Gregory Jr., Joseph Sims, Jon DeAngelo and Ricky Kent Waites.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Sims, Daniel Lightsey, Herman Sims, Jim Maggard, Stephen DeAngelo and Rick Waites.
VERNON, Ala. – Ruby N. Rollins, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Halltown Cemetery. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
NEW SITE – Shirley Edwards McAllister, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born June 19, 1935, to Morgan S. and Mary Jane Harris Edwards. She attended Midway Baptist Church. She enjoyed collecting dolls.
Services will be at 1 p.m. at Roller –Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Ark., with Bro. Eldon Gill officiating. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Local services are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville.
She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, P.J. McAllister; her parents; and six sisters, Ann Adams, Relda Brand, Mabel Johnson; Flossy Marotti and two infants.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to the funeral service at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
HAMILTON – Josephine Ray Dahlem, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at her daughter’s residence in Amory. She was born Aug. 19, 1934, to Roy Reeth Ray and Afton O’Clay Ray in Sipsey Fork. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She graduated from Itawamba Junior College. She retired after 20 years as owner of Hamilton Day Care. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Elder Tony Lester officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Arlene Lester (Ronnie) of Amory and Alisa Jo Brown (Robert) of Hamilton; one son, Greg Dahlem (Cindy) of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Diane Ray McKissick of the Bartahatchie community; one brother, J.C. Ray of Mobile, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Arlin Dahlem; one grandson, Eric Pope; and two brothers, Daniel Ray and Paul Ray.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Ray, Mark Ray, Travis English Jr., Tommy Dahlem, Doug Dahlem, Terry Dahlem, Howard Dahlem, Mike Rooks and Barry English.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
You can sign the register and send condolences online www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
MEMPHIS – Carol Wayne Bond, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Methodist Hospital East in Germantown, Tenn. He was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Sarepta. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of First Baptist Church of Hickory Withe. He was a retired chemical operator for Velsicol Chemical Co. of Memphis.
Services will be at noon today at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Bruce. Bro. Eddie Little will officiate, and Dr. Kerry Bond and Bro. Kevin Chrestman will assist. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Maveline Chrestman Bond of Memphis; two sons, Philip Bond of Memphis and Dr. Kerry (Zel) Bond of Knoxville, Tenn.; a brother, Zerrel Thomas Bond of Bruce; five grandchildren, Casey (Kevin) McDaniel of Memphis and Devon (Jason) Elkins, both of Memphis, and Wesleigh Bond, Alexandra Bond and Nigel Bond, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Nelson Bond and Mary Deamie Logan Bond, and a son, James Author Bond.
Pallbearers will be Nigel Bond, Tony Bond, Colt Chrestman, Josh Elkins, Benjamin Jeffreys, Kevin McDaniel, Bill Smith and Jason White.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon today at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
James Wright Sr.
FULTON – James Wright Sr., 70, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. He was born July 4, 1942, in Illinois to Harry C. and Martha Jacobs Wright. He was machinist in the tooling industry before his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking and being creative with his wood projects.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Father Tom Lollar officiating.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Marie Wright; two sons, James Wright Jr. (Robin) of Tupelo and Michael Wright of Fulton; one daughter, Tammy Buxton (Ralph) of Arizona; grandchildren, Christopher Wright (Stephanie), Heather Wright, Courtney Wright, James Utter, Cydney Buxton, Jade Wright, Eli Wright, Mikey Conner Wright; great-grandchildren, Olivia Turner, Keeli Underwood and Jana Wright; one sister, Norma Benevolent of Florida; and two brothers, Tom Wright (Connie) of Illinois and Harry Wright (Carol) of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Wright.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
BRANDON – Wanda Sue McCord Hall, 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at St. Dominic’s in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
NEW ALBANY – Jerry Keith Young, 59, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
PONTOTOC – Arthur Aaron Collier, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his home after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 13, 1930, to Ben and Onice Collier. He was a Korean War veteran.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Kenneth Pollock will officiate. Burial will follow in Jackson Camp Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six daughters, Billie Hanback of Florence, Ala., Rhonda Bennett of Fulton, Elizabeth Smothers (Jerry) of Fayetteville, N.C., Roxanne Crawford (John) of Pontotoc, Stacey Collier (Anthony) of the home and Cynthia Carlee Dickens of Fulton; two sons, Lynn Collier (Rita) and Lyle Collier, both of Pontotoc; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dot Wright and Mildred Barber.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Arthur Aaron Collier Jr. and Arthur Clifton Collier; his parents; his wife, Yvonne South Collier; and a brother, Joe Collier.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jackson Camp Cemetery.
Edward Fussell Jr.
RANDOLPH – Edward B. Fussell Jr., 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Graceland Nursing Home. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a very outgoing person with a firm handshake and a gentle hug. He enjoyed life and spending time with his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Jr. Ritchie and Bro. Pete Gregory will officiate. Burial will follow in Old Robbs Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl D. Fussell; two daughters, Nora Smith (James) and Linda McKenzie (Craig); three sons, Ronnie Brown (Lisa), Jackie Brown (Lorie) and Donald Brown (Debbie); 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nella Fussell; two sons, Jerry Fussell and Larry Fussell.
Pallbearers will be Alan Green, Ashley Brown, Cory Brown, Greg Brown, Chris Brown, T.J. Brown and Cody Brown.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.
RIPLEY – Mildred Inez Nabors Windham, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville, Tenn. She was born Oct. 4, 1929, to Clarence and Leland Wright Nabors in Tippah County. She was a nurse at Ford’s Clinic and the Tippah County Hospital and for Dr. Dwalia South, caring for patients for over 30 years. She was a faithful member of Springdale Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Springdale Baptist Church in Ripley with Bro. Randy Hamilton and Bro. Stacy McKee officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Freida Rowland (Tommy) of Memphis; one son, Robert Windham Jr. (Joyce) of Jackson; five grandchildren, Todd Rowland (Ashley) of Destin, Fla., Angy Fletcher (William) of Dallas, Ga., Melanie Tutor (Nathan) of New Albany, Marty Windham (Valerie) of Jackson and Marc Windham (Lynsey) of Ripley; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, William Nabors of Ripley; and one sister, Ruby Crum of Falkner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hugh Windham; her parents; one sister, Dee McDowell; and her brother, J.C. Nabors.
Pallbearers will be Todd Rowland, William Fletcher, Nathan Tutor, Marc Windham, David Nabors and Danny Nabors.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Springdale Baptist Church, 581 E. Walnut St., Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
GUNTOWN – Ruby Kelton, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed a glass of iced tea and watching westerns on TV.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Buddy Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery east of Booneville.
Survivors include one daughter, Jessie Hutchens (Dean) of Alpine; three sons, Richard Murdock and Wade Kelton, both of Alpine, and Jerry “Gerry” Kelton Jr. (Valerie) of Hills Chapel; two sisters, Sue Weathers of Lepanto, Ark., and Brenda Craig of Newark, Ark.; two brothers, Jimmy Curtiss of Cheyenne, Wyo., and James Curtiss of Lepanto, Ark.; and six grandchildren, Tracey, Connie and Craig Hutchens, Christian and Cameron Kelton, and Ruby Murdock.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Curtiss, Alvin and Pearlie Stokes; two sisters and one brother; one daughter, Mary Kelton; and one son, Joseph Brown.
Pallbearers will be Cameron Kelton, Charles Crosby, Craig Hutchens, Dustin Hall, Chase Hall, Ryan Kelley and Tracy Ryans.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to service time today.
OKOLONA – Oreace Ivy, 91, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Jessie Dove Govan “Nanny” Kilpatrick, 96, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at her home in Potts Camp.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rising Star M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Old Rising Star M.B. Church Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Friday.