Obituaries January 31, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Chance Alford
HOUSTON – Martin Chance Alford, 24, died Jan. 29, 2011, at Big Creek, as the result of a hunting accident. He was born Dec. 3, 1986, in Oxford. He was employed by Chickasaw Wood in Houston. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro. He was a volunteer fireman with the Thorn Volunteer Fire Department.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery in Pittsboro. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Victoria Coleman, whom he married on Oct. 6, 2007; his mother, Karen Prewett of Pittsboro; his father, David Alford of Thorn; his grandparents, Evelyn Martin of Pittsboro and Jeanette Pumphrey of Houston; his great-grandparent, Ella Mae Smith of Bruce; a half brother, James Alford of Tupelo; a half sister, Jeannie McNeal of Mantee; several aunts and uncles; and his step grandmother, Earlene Alford of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Billy Martin and Leslie Alford; and his great-grandparent, Ralph Smith.
Pallbearers will be Caleb Criddle, Tony Hubbard, Keith Martin, Jimmy Ray Moore, Hector Nunez and Craig Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Thorn Volunteer Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerMemorialFuneralHome.com.

Audrey Vanzant
CORINTH – Audrey Mae Vanzant, 87, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Hospital.
Services will be at noon today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home
For online condolences, visit HYPERLINK “http://www.magnoliafuneralhome.net” www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Sara Adams Burnett
TUPELO – Sara was born on Nov. 30, 1915, in Chesterville to Andrew Clark and Annie Carruth Adams. Her childhood was spent in Belden, where she was educated in her elementary years and then graduated from Tupelo High School. After high school, she attended MSCW and then the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Tri Delta sorority. At the “W” she was maid of honor in Miss Pohl’s Freshman Jr. Wedding.
After college, she worked at the Peoples Bank & Trust Company in Tupelo, and on March 18, 1938, she married David Silas (Cy) Burnett. She and Cy made their first home at the Hotel Tupelo, where he was manager and later at The Rex Plaza (later Sheraton Rex Plaza), where he was owner and manager. After retirement, they made trips abroad and many trips to visit their grandchildren.
Sara was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was among the organizers of The Wesley Fellowship Class. Her civic activities included Gray Lady at the community hospital, Cub Scout Leader and member of the Tupelo Garden Club and the X Club. Her hobbies were bridge, golf, knitting and needlepoint. She made one of the needlepoint kneelers at her church.
Services will be at noon Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andy Ray officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the service. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her two sons, David Silas Burnett Jr. and wife, Linda of Santa Clarita, Calif.; J. Clark Burnett and wife, Corlea of Memphis; her sister, Jane Adams Reid of Charlottesville, Va. (now living in Charlotte, N.C.); her grandchildren, Sam W. Burnett, who is now in Quang Zhou China, Catherine “Casey” Hendricks and husband, David of Charleston, S.C., David Michael Burnett, currently attending Springfield College in Massachusetts and Benjamin Adams Burnett, currently a graduate student at UCLA in California; her sister-in-law, Camille Adams Hutton; and her special friend, Virginia Spight.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cy Burnett; her parents; and one brother, Thomas Carruth Adams.
Pallbearers will be Lindsey Leake, Pete Poland, Jim Burnett, Tommy Adams, Don Stewart and Wilson Long.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rudolph Franks, Paul Eason, Fred Strange and Dr. Eugene Murphey.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday in the gathering room at the church.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Tupelo, 412 W Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Lorene Miller
ABERDEEN – Lorene Madison Miller, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the Trinity Misson Health & Rehab of Clinton. She was born Jan. 18, 1920, in Clay County to Roxie Young and Edward Henry Madison. Mrs. Miller worked with the A.S.C.S. Home Farm Adminstration and Miller Brothers Dairy as a secretary, and later at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home of Aberdeen. She was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point and a former member in Aberdeen. Lorene was married to Robert Guy Miller on Nov. 18, 1951, in West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Brock officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Robertson (Boyd) of Brandon and Jane Allison (David) of Shreeveport, La.; two grandchildren, Claire Allison and Mary Grace Allison; and one sister, Ruth Alice Moore of Montpelier
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Guy Miller on Nov. 8, 1958; one sister, Mary Brock; and six brothers, Robert Madison, Calvin Madison, Jack Madison, Mixon Millsaps, Louis Millsaps and David Millsaps.
Pallbearers will be Gary Brock, Andy Moore, Carl Miller, Terry Chrismond, Charlie Newell, Buck Madison, Jimmy Madison and Keith Thompson.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 794, West Point, MS 39773 or to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 723, Aberdeen, MS 39730.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Bill Wood
CORINTH – Bill Wood, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery in Counce, Tenn. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.
To send condolences online, visit HYPERLINK “http://www.magnoliafuneralhome.net” www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Rex Williams
OLIVE BRANCH – Rex E. Williams, 80, of Olive Branch, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at his daughter’s home. He was born on March 6, 1930, in Dumas. He retired from Nabisco after 42 years and was a deacon at Cedarview Baptist Church in Olive Branch.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cedarview Baptist Church in Olive Branch. Burial will be in Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Winnie Pannell Williams; his son, Kerry Williams (Donna) of Collierville; three daughters, Karen Stevens (David), Sherry Fisk (Terry) and Terri Morris (Greg), all of Olive Branch; 11 grandchildren, Melissa Fishel (Chris), Stacy Salter (Cory), Shane Williams (Missy), Drew Williams (Kara), Megan, Christian and Keira Williams, Dereck Fisk (Cristy), Amy Fisk and Paige and Dylan Morris; 12 great-grandchildren; his brother, Harold Williams of Booneville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Viola Williams; six brothers, Ray, Lester, Lowery, Lamar, Alton and A.D. Williams; seven sisters, Etoy Gresham, Coy Wilbanks, Ressie Bolton, Verdie Lindsey, Lorene Churchill, Aliene Williams and Hermie Howard; and his great grandson, Rylee Fisk.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Olive Branch.
Online condolences may be left at HYPERLINK “http://www.BrantleyFuneral.com” www.BrantleyFuneral.com.

Tommy Hicks
TREMONT – Tommy Hicks, 60, died Jan. 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 20, 1950, in Red Bay to Damos and Ruth Hamilton Hicks. He was a member of the Alter Baptist Church and a truck driver. He enjoyed his computer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Alter Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Alter Baptist Church Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Hicks of Tremont; his mother, Ruth Slaughter of Red Bay; one son, Eric Dale Hicks of Tremont; one daughter, Marlo (Gary) Credille of Belmont; one granddaughter, Briana Credille of Belmont; three brothers, Charlie Hicks, Jackie Hicks and Hollis Hicks, all of Red Bay; two sisters, Ellen Bohannon of Booneville and Lucille Wallace of Vina; five brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Irene) Simmons of Fairview, Robert (Mary) Simmons of Golden, Marshall Simmons of Golden, Bobby (Becky) Ray of Red Bay and Dale Ray of Tishomingo; and three sisters-in-law, Cindy (Jeff) Skinner of Fulton, Marribell (Barry) Bruun of El Paso,Texas and Vicki (Jerrell)White of Tampa, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his father, Damos Hicks; and one son, Tommy Daniel Hicks.
Pallbearers will be Eric Hicks, Gary Credille, David Grimes, Dale Simmons, Brian Upton, Michael Nichols, Robert Simmons and Jeff Skinner.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until today and from 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday, all at the church.

Jennie Green
AMORY – Jennie M. Green died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Anderson Medical Center in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors.

Sgt. Joshua Sheffield
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Sgt. Joshua Sean Sheffield, 29, died Jan. 30, 2011, at his father’s residence in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

‘Satch’ Logan
BRUCE – Jerry “Satch” Logan, 59, died Jan. 29, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. “Satch” was member of Bruce First Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Bruce High School, Class of 1970. He attended Northwest Community College and graduated from Delta State University in 1974. He was also a member of Antioch Masonic Lodge.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Bruce with the Rev. Chad Logan officiating and Bro. Darrell Logan and Dr. Daniel Hathorne assisting. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shelia Cole Logan of Bruce; one daughter, Heather Logan Stewart and husband, Chad of Bruce; his mother, Juanice Kelley Logan of Bruce; one sister, Lee Logan Hubbard and husband, Jimmy of Bruce; one brother, Darrell Logan and wife, Sandra of Bruce; his mother-in-law, Ruth E. Cole of Calhoun City; three grandchildren, Logan Cole Stewart, Lane Chadwick Stewart and Lucas Benjamin Stewart of Bruce; nieces and nephews, Brad and Melissa Logan of Oxford, Chad and Kelly Logan of Jonesboro, Ark., J. Robertson and Jordan Robertson of Bruce, Brad Hamilton Cole of Monroe, La. and Amber and Brandon Cole of Monroe, La.; and brother-in-law, Boyd and Judy Cole of Monroe, La.
He was preceded in death by his father, W.J. Logan; and a sister, Wanda Joy Logan.
Pallbearers will be Larry K. Anderson, Randy Boren, David Bramlitt, Danny Caldwell, Wade Clark, Steve Ferguson, Benny Joe Parker and James Webb.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Columbia Gulf.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church-Creative Learning Center, P.O. Box 535, Bruce, MS 38915 or to Royal Ambassor’s First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 535, Bruce, MS 38915.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerMemorialFuneralHome.com.

Eddie Carlisle
ABERDEEN – Eddie Carlisle, 96, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Golden Living Care Center in Amory. He was born Nov. 24, 1914, in Hamilton, the son of Archie Carlisle and Ada Shinn. He was a member of Carter’s Chapel Holiness Church in Armory. He was a deacon. He was united in holy matrimony to Mable Smith for 38 years. They raised and adopted four girls. After her death, he united to Louis Hampton and Artensil Ruff; both preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Carter’s Chapel Holiness Church in Amory. Burial will be in Memorial Garden in Amory. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by four daughters, Fannie (Woodrow) Williams of Columbus,Ga, Geraldine Gillard and Louise Motton of Amory and Arlillian (Mack) Danner of Nettleton; a sister, Virgie Lee James of Aberdeen; a sister-in-law, Christine Smith of Jonesboro, Ark.; a brother-in-law, Arthur Richardson of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Dorothea Carlisle of St. Louis, Mo.; six granddaughters, Angela Cherry, Debra Genry, Xernona Richardson, Shalonda Williams, Tina Smith and Arleisha Smith; five grandsons, Gerald Harris, Eddie Harris, Donald and Ronald Williams and Jereme Lewis Smith; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ollie Carlisle; a daughter, Alice Faye Carlisle; a granddaughter, Rosaline Martin; one brother, John Henry Smith; and three sisters, Mary D. Mcknuckle, Bessie W. Johnson and Helen Richardson.
Online registry can be accessed at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Thomas Clark
SHANNON – Thomas Clark, 58, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at his home after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 1, 1952, in Nettleton to Cecil and Ruby Clark. He was a longtime millworker at Rose Hill Furniture Company and a member of Professors of Jesus Name Church. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Clayton and Bro. Lloyd Minor officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Clark of Shannon; three daughters, Audrey (Alex) Arratia of Beeville, Texas, Erica (Corey) Merrell and Tessa Clark, both of Shannon; two sons, Joey (Tonya) Ausbon of Shannon and Rodney White of Pontotoc; three sisters, Peggy (Dan) Reed of Amory, Paulette (Gerald) McGath and Ann Keith, all of Tupelo; six brothers, Tony (Ruth) Clark of Pontotoc, Fred Clark of Shannon, Paul (Jane) Clark, Terry (Brenda) Clark and Rodney (Debbie) Clark, all of Pontotoc and Lanny (Pam) Clark of Shannon; nine grandchildren, Cody Keith, Courtney Caraway, Bailey Arratia, Brayden Arratia, Cooper Arratia, Devon Merrell, Emily Merrell, Cloeigh “dirt dobber” Jenkins and Rebecca Ausbon; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Clark, Randy Clark, Terry Wayne Clark, Joe Clark, Benjamin Keith and Douglas Keith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Ritter and Shane Clark.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Terry Dodds
BOONEVILLE – Terry Wayne Dodds, 46, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rodney Brazil and Bro. Aaron Mize officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Noonan Petty
GOLDEN – Noonan Petty, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

Mary Wortham
OXFORD – Mary Louise Wortham, 79, retired ICS Headstart teacher, died Jan 30, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.