Obituaries January 4, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Melissa Oakes
Melissa Markette Oakes, 56, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of complications resulting from an accidental fall in her home. She was born on Oct. 5, 1956, in San Antonio, Texas.
She was many things during her too-short life – a high school science teacher, a tennis champion, an excellent cook and an ardent volunteer. Among the many institutions that benefited from her efforts were the Tupelo Public School District and All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Tupelo, where she was a member for over 25 years and served as longtime chairwoman of the memorials committee.
She made an impact on her community – especially the city of Tupelo, her home since 1986 – in ways large and small. She was an avid pesterer of mayors and other public officials, a generous giver of both her time and money, and a small woman with a big personality who made a lasting impression on anyone and everyone that she met.
Of all her talents, accomplishments and qualities, however, she was proudest of her devotion to her family. She is survived by Tom Oakes, her husband of 32 years, and her three children, Wil Oakes, 30, of Tallahassee, Fla.; Ashley Oakes, 29, of Shannon; and Nathan Oakes, 20, of Washington D.C. They have had the good fortune, these last three decades, to be watched over by her vigilantly, cared for by her tirelessly, and loved by her with an intensity that amazed even those who knew her well.
She will be dearly missed by her family and her many friends in Tupelo and across the country as she goes to join her beloved mother, Shirley Markette, who died in 2006.
Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Saturday, Jan. 5, with a service to follow at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory should be made to the Saints’ Brew Program, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 608 W. Jefferson Street, Tupelo, MS 38804; Faith Haven Children’s Shelter, P.O. Box 835, Tupelo, MS 38802; or S.A.F.E. Inc. (Shelter and Assistance in Family Emergencies), P.O. Box 985, Tupelo, MS 38802.

Ida Faye Gillon
AMORY – Ida Faye Carter Gillon, 71, died unexpectedly at her residence in Amory on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2012. She was born in Monroe County on Sept. 30, 1941, to Walter Spratt Sr. and Indiana Spratt. She was a member of Free Will Gospel Temple. She attended school at Athens in the Monroe County School System. She was formerly employed by Amory Garment Plant as a seamstress for more than 25 years. She enjoyed orking in her garden and her flowers beds, listening to gospel music and watching her favorite daytime soap operas. She also enjoyed cooking and preparing meals for her family and friends,
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Free Will Gospel Temple with the Rev. Willis Dobbs officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery with Darden and Sons Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Theodis “QB” Gillon of Amory; one son, David Lee (Kristi) Carter of Amory; one daughter Brenda Dale Carter of Miami, Fla.; four brothers, Walter Spratt Jr., James Spratt, John “Poboy” Spratt and Jerry Spratt, all of Detroit, Mich.; four sisters, Della Mae (Willis) Dobbs of Amory, Geneva Pierce of St. Louis, Rose Spratt of Detroit, Mich., and Connie Spratt of Jackson; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Henry “Preacher” Spratt; and two sisters, Dianna Spratt and Dolly Spratt.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today and family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service on Saturday.

Celia McDonald
CENTRAL, La. – Celia Pate Ledbetter McDonald, 65, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Sunrise Assisted Living. She was born Oct. 17, 1947. She was retired from the position of CFO at Dairy Fresh of Louisiana, located in Baker, La. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cheering on LSU football, traveling and watching her grandchildren play sports.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard Micheal McDonald of Central, La.; daughters, Stacy McDonald Poor of Prairieville, La., and Shannon McDonald Miller of Watson, La.; son-in-law, John Lucas Miller; one grandson, Devin Michael Poor; three granddaughters, Kelsey Pate Miller, Kayla Renee Miller and Madison Loretta Poor; two sisters, Peggy Ledbetter Parham of Amory and Karen Ledbetter Tiffin of West Point; three brothers, Mark Ledbetter of Tupelo, Tom Ledbetter of Wilmington, Dela., and Terry Ledbetter of Tupelo; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen Pate Ledbetter and Robert Marcellous Ledbetter, and a son-in-law, Brent Patrick Poor.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at Resthaven Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven. Burial will follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Pallbearers include Clint Parham, Clint Alan Clay, Tyler Clay, Thomas Tiffin, Nicholas Poor and Jay Miller.
Visit www.resthavenbatonrouge.com to sign the online guestbook.

Norma Patton
MEMPHIS – Norma Jean Patton, 77, a former 38-year resident of Collierville, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. She was a Christian who enjoyed family times, flower gardening and animals.
A visitation for family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to noon today at Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland, Tenn. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn.
She is survived by two children, Andrea Kerr (Robert) of Oakland, Tenn., and Patrick Patton (Judy) of Tupelo; a stepdaughter, Pamela Malone of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Nancy Greek of Defiance, Ohio; brother, Tom Miller of Kendallville, Ind.; three grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Patton, and a son, Timothy Patton.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Trinity Hospice House, 1520 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017.

Rosie Hilliard
OXFORD – Rosie Hilliard, 91, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Bishop
RIENZI – Jimmy Andrew Bishop, 57, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Sept. 2. 1955, to Gene and Geneva Bishop. He was the Chief of the Rienzi Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of Rienzi Rescue Squad and Rienzi Lion’s Club. He was a supervisor at Corinthian Furniture. He attended Bethel Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Kelly, Bro. Shelton Ivey and Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial will be in the Danville Cemetery.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Survivors are his wife, Caffie Bishop; one son, Joe Bishop and his wife; his mother, Geneva Bishop; one sister, Arlene Gooch; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Andrea Bishop; his father, Gene Bishop; his grandparents, Doug and Frances Austin, and Jack and Rachel Bishop; and a sister, Tina Bishop.
Pallbearers are Bud Brooks, Bobby Bishop, John Beavers, Eric Price, Lee Benjamin and Brandon Derrick.
Honorary pallbearers are all Alcorn County volunteer firefighters.
Condolences can be made at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Bubby Walton
MANTACHIE – Terry Wayne “Bubby” Walton, 49, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born March 11, 1963, in Tupelo to Paul Wayne and Minnie Lee Cates Walton. He was a member of Shiloh Southern Baptist Church. A friend to all, he was loved by everyone who knew him because of his kind spirit and sweet nature. An avid sports fan with a deep love of NASCAR, go-cart racing and football, he was the Mantachie Mustangs’ biggest fan, and he also loved Ole Miss, listening to gospel music and watching the gospel TV station. But his greatest love of all were his great-niece, Kloey, and his great-nephews, Ethen and Chase.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Henry Jenkins and Bro. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in the Center Star Cemetery.
Survivors include his father, Paul Wayne Walton of the home; one sister, Teresa Walton Cockrell of Mantachie; a niece, Julie Thompson (Tracy) of Eggville; a nephew, Eric Crawley of Mantachie; a great-niece, Kloey Thompson; two great-nephews, Ethen Thompson and Chase Crawley; his aunts, Winnie Strange, Emma Walton, Sylvia Cleveland (Arnold) and Nell Lollar, all of Mantachie, Irma Justice (Lavone) of Fort Payne, Ala., and Lurene Walton of Peppertown; and his uncles, Donnie Cates (Peggy) and David Cates (Carla), both of Mantachie.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Lee Walton.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Bustamante, Dean Cates, Jamie Cates, Ben Spigner, John Marvin Smith, Eric Crawley, Randy Justice and Phillip Walton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Modell Robbins
HOUSTON – Mamie Modell Hatcher Robbins, 77, formerly of Ripley, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 24, 1935, to Luther Hatcher and Hazel Robertson Hatcher. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She worked at Delta Trousers-Meadow Sportswear in Okolona.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will in Pine Grove Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Lisa McCary (Mark) of Houston; one son, Marty Robbins (Cindy) of Mooreville; two sisters, Diane Reeves of Blue Springs and Eloise Hurt of Ripley; two brothers, Lane Hatcher (Lettie) of Dumas and Johnny Hatcher (Eva) of Guntown; one brother-in-law, Montroy Robbins; one grandchild, Nicholas McCary of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar A. Robbins; her parents; eight sisters, Angie Till, Nettie Newby, Sally Robbins, Lorene Grant, Ludie Wilbanks, Bessie Holt, Ruby Haynes and Maybelle Hurt; and five brothers, Jody, Hyman, Orvid, Murry and Loyd Hatcher.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Wilbanks, Jr. Wilbanks, Edward Martin, Dale Wilbanks, Mark McCary and Nicholas McCary.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Helen V. Miller
RIPLEY – Helen V. Miller, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born July 2, 1925, to Louis Gamble and Rosie Hobson Graves. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and retired from the Ashland School System.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Donnie DeBord and Cole Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Beech Hill Church Cemetery.
She is survived by four sons, Tate Miller (Jayme) of Holly Springs, Phillip Miller (Lisa), Stevie Miller (Wanda) and Ken Miller (Regina), all of Ripley; six daughters, Lynette Horton (Elbert) of Myrtle, Yvonne Gamblin of Ashland, Rita Gaines (Jay) of Blue Springs, Betty Henry (Tommy), Kathy Hill and Wendy Roberson (Jeff), all of Ripley; 16 grandchildren;22 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman D. Miller; her parents; four brothers, Homer, Hubert, L.G. and Shirley Graves; four sisters, Della Moody, Virgie Ketchum, Amie Simpson and Hattie Palmer; great-grandson, Caleb Grant Smith; and a son-in-law, Shirley Gamblin.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Lynn Henry, Chad Smith, Byran Miller, Craig Miller, Tyler Roberson and Michael Miller.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Darrell Parker
CALHOUN CITY – Darrell G. Parker, 54, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. He was born May 21, 1958, in Calhoun City. He attended Calhoun Academy. He was the owner and manager of Calhoun County Ready Mix and employed at Parker Brothers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Survivors include a daughter, Candi (Preston) McGreger of Calhoun City; two sons, Jeremy Parker and Heath (Jamie) Parker, all of Calhoun City; his parents, Billy Wayne Parker Sr. and Wanda Sampsell Parker of Calhoun City; three brothers, Billy Wayne (Debbie) Parker Jr., Ricky (Cathy) Parker and Kennith Parker, all of Calhoun City; three grandchildren, Baylee Ray Bollinger, John Hagan Parker and Presley McGreger; and a special friend, Bernadette Sanders of Calhoun City.
Pallbearers will be Joe Cook, Dusty Gore, Sammy Lollar, Damon Parker, Josh Parker, Kodie Parker, Trent Parker and Jeff Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Blackwelder, Johnny Cardwell, Dickie Crew, Bill Edmondson, Glenn Lenard and Kolton Parker.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

James Rodgers
TISHOMINGO – James “Bo” Rodgers, 61, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Palestine Community Church. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at Palestine Community Church.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Jean Faulkner Bond
DECATUR, Ga. – Billie Jean Faulkner Bond, 82, died on New Year’s Day, 2013, after a long illness. An only child, she was born to Johnny and Flora Bell “Rosie” Rakestraw Faulkner in Blue Springs on Dec. 11, 1930. She graduated from Blue Mountain College, received the M.A. degree in English from Louisiana Tech and studied at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She taught English at Hong Kong Baptist College (now University), Western Kentucky University and Mississippi State University. In addition, she volunteered as a teacher of English as a Second Language to numerous international students and their families.
For many years, she was a writer, freelancing for a variety of mission magazines and having personal narratives published in Southern Living magazine. She did technical writing and editing for Mississippi State Board of Education, Mississippi State University and the Army Corps of Engineers. She authored a missionary biography, “Blanche Groves of China: Indomitable Lady.” Always active in her church, she taught Sunday School classes for decades, served as a deacon and led in mission organizations and religious conferences on the local, state and national level, where she served on the inaugural national council for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. In recent years, she found her spiritual home within the United Methodist Church. She was a faithful Christian who lived out her convictions, a gifted writer and inspirational speaker, an intelligent woman with a big heart, a committed American and a citizen of the world.
She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Ann Bond Stewart, (William A. Stewart) of Atlanta, Ga.; granddaughter, Katherine Faulkner Stewart Box (Oliver J. Box) of Safety Harbor, Fla.; brother-in-law, Bobbie Bond of Yazoo City; and stepaunt, Lorene Belyeu of Blue Springs. Her husband of 59 years, Marvin, preceded her in death by 10 weeks.
A joint service of death and resurrection for Marvin and Jean will be held at Decatur First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, with a reception immediately following at the church. Jean’s body was donated to Emory University School of Medicine.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Youth Appalachia Service Project, Decatur FUMC; United Methodist Children’s Home, Decatur; or to Hospice Atlanta.

Thomas Simmons
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Thomas Murry Simmons, 55, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1957, in Tippah County to Jessie Eddie King and Ruby Simmons. He was an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Antioch M.B. Church in Blue Mountain. Burial will be in Antioch-Academy Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lesure Simmons of New Albany; a daughter, Latoyra (Evan) Johnson of Baldwyn; his mother, Ruby Simmons Cook of Blue Mountain; five stepchildren, Steavon Lesure and Tulane (Latoya) Simmons of New Albany, Valeira (Corey) Woods of Baldwyn, David Lesure of Memphis and Chaddrick McDonald of Columbus, Ohio; his siblings, Willis Cook Jr. and Twadie Fitzpatrick of Milwaukee, David Lee (Mary) Cook of New Albany, Vickie (Larry) Cox of Blue Mountain, Charlett Edgeston of Ripley, Vashawn Cook of Georgia, James King, Ronnie King, Brenda King and NaNa King, all of Racine; his companion, Elaine Hill of Blue Mountain; two grandchildren; and 11 stepgrandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Tim Hardy
LAKE PIOMINGO – Timothy “Tim” Ford Hardy, 54, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. He was born June 2, 1958, in St. Charles, Mo., to Olaf “Pete” Hardy and Francis Harrelson Hardy. He grew up in and lived in Lee County since early childhood. He was a long haul trucker, a former substance abuse counselor and a longtime employee of the old Blue Bell Company. He was a senior member and very active in the AA community. While his dedication to AA led him to hold statewide office, his home was the Saturday Night Group in Tupelo. His love of reading was surpassed only by his love of riding. He was a biker.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Summit Center in Tupelo.
Survivors include one son, Shayne Hardy (Andrea); two brothers, Butch Hardy (Gale) of North Auburn and Steve Hardy of Guntown; one sister, Michele Stanford (Michael) of Camp Creek; his fiancée, Ronda Scharber of Lake Piomingo; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Terry Harrelson, David Brown, Phil Moix, Tom Little, Terry Duckworth, Danny Tutor and Dennis Livingston.

Mary Helen Wammack
TUPELO – Mary Helen Wammack, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Robert Nance Jr.
TUPELO – Robert Finch Nance Jr., 58, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Stateroom at W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Tupelo.
Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Saturday.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Charles Barrett
RED BAY, Ala. – Charles Ruble Barrett, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Joyce Turner
PONTOTOC – Joyce E. Turner, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. She was a graduate of Blue Mountain College and a member of First Baptist Church of Pontotoc.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Ken Hester will officiate. Burial will follow in the Baldwin Memorial Garden. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Hubert T. Turner; son, Ronald R. Turner; daughter, Debra Adams (Nathan); and brothers, Al Sparkman (Bobbie) and Gene Turner (Janice).
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Edith O. and Lloyd A. Sparkman; an infant son, Donald J. Turner; and a sister and brother-in-law, Maurine and Roald Sorenson.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Willard, Bobby Davis, Mitchell Turner, J.T. Turner Jr., Gerald Dearman and Tom Douglas.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.

Jimmy Vick
WALNUT – James G. “Jimmy” Vick, 81, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He was born on June 13, 1931, in Batesville to Adrian and Louise Joshlin Vick. He was employed with Tennessee Gas in Middleton, Tenn., for 35 years. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, treasurer for almost 30 years and a choir member. He was a gardener and loved to give away his vegetables, especially his tomatoes and hot peppers.
Services were Thursday, Dec. 27, at Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut with Bro. Lyndle Davis officiating. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery in Walnut. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Karen Vick Brown (Jerome) of Walnut, Donna Vick Robertson of Nashville, Tenn., and Betsy Vick Winstead (Kevin) of Ripley; two sons, Steven Vick (Karyn) and Patrick B. Vick of Walnut; eight grandchildren, Kevin Vick, Lauren Brown Hughes (Josh), Rebecca Robertson, Matt Vick, Kye Meeks, Shaden Reesor, Brock Reesor, Cameron Winstead; four great-grandchildren, Milo Patrick Hughes, Emily Vick, Gage Vick and Skyler Vick; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and a special family member, Shane Meeks of Walnut.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Boyd Vick; his parents; and one brother, Billy Vick.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Harmony Baptist Church and friends of the family.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, c/o Louise Horton, 801 Hwy. 354, Walnut, MS 38683.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Ever Lena Matthews
WEST POINT – Ever Lena Matthews died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Gibbs Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will be in Gibbs Chapel Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Wanda Hall
BRANDON – Wanda Sue McCord Hall, 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. She was born on March 11, 1950, in Ecru to Samuel Bennett McCord and Virgie Bea Phillips McCord. She was retired from Bell South. She was a travel agent and a BeautiControl consultant. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her grandchildren and shopping.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Herring and the Rev. J.W. Owen officiating. Burial will follow in Glasgow/Hopewell Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Sam R. Hall (Tara) of Florence; and three grandchildren, Joshua Hall, Ella Hall and Toby Hall.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jimmy Lamar Hall.
Pallbearers will be Benny Martin, Mike Martin, Ricky Hill, Lynn Hill, Tommy Long, Jimmy Phillips, Allen Lanier and James Thompson.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

DeBria Agnew
CORINTH – DeBria LaShae Agnew, 2 months old, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Freedom Fellowship. Burial will follow in Rienzi Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Freedom Fellowship.

Dr. Keith Young
BALDWYN – Dr. Jerry Keith Young, 53, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at his residence. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Pontotoc High School Class of 1977, University of Mississippi in 1981, University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1985 and South Alabama Psychiatry Program in 1989. He worked at Pioneer Community Health Services, Region III Mental Health Services and Calhoun County Senior Care Unit. He was a member of American Psychiatric Association and numerous other professional medical associations.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Young of Baldwyn; his son, Tyler Young of Austin, Texas; his daughter, Roxanne Lindsey (Brent) of Guntown; his mother, Sarah Young of Pontotoc; one sister, Jennifer Hufano of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, James Young of Tupelo and Randy A. Young of Pontotoc; two granddaughters, Demi Lindsey and Brentlee Lindsey; three nieces, Anna McCarley, Mary Alyson Lowry and Sarah Hufano; and three nephews Ryan Scott Stutsy, Benjamin Hufano and Luke Gillespie.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Young Sr.; two infant sisters; and his grandparents, Alan Alford Henry and Mary Anna Mitchell Henry.
Pallbearers will be Brent Lindsey, Scott McCarley, Ruffin Lowry, Chad Farris, Jon Michael DeFillipo and Arrie Montgomery. Honorary pallbearer will be Mike Rasco.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Region III Mental Health Center, 2434 S. Eason Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38804.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Nathaniel Reives
WEST POINT – Nathaniel Reives, 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion M.B. Church Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services in West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Falkner
BYHALIA – James Zell Falkner, 70, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at Saturday at Union Valley M.B. Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in Strickland United Methodist Church Cemetery in Byhalia. 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 and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Luella Wilson
TUNICA – Luella Carter Wilson, 63, formerly of Holly Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater New St. Paul Free Will Baptist Church in Tunica. Burial will be in the 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 and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Robert Grant
PONTOTOC – Robert L. Grant, 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc.