Obituaries July 11, 2009

Robert Chaffin
BOONEVILLE – Robert Starsky Chaffin, 18, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at his home following lifelong disabilities. He was born Aug. 12, 1990, in Alcorn County.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Casteel officiating. Burial will be in the Jacinto Church of Christ Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Donna Kaye Chaffin; his father, Robert Clyde Gann Jr.; two sisters, Ashley Chaffin and Kayla Gann, both of Baldwyn; his grandparents, Charles and Jearlene Cooper of Baldwyn, and Clyde Gann Sr. of Booneville; his great-grandmother, Donnie Jones of Booneville; a niece, Makenzie Wildmon; two nephews, Hayden Wildmon and Peyton Wildmon; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jimmy Earl Chaffin, and his grandmother, Verda Mae Gann.
Pallbearers are Britt Tigner, Michael Chaffin, Keith Lee, Steven Wildmon, Daniel Wilmoth and Brad Gann.
Bill Childers
RIENZI – William O. “Bill” Childers, 99, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at his son’s home.
Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at John’s Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ola McRae
TISHOMINGO – Ola McRae died Friday, July 10, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
Lawrence Wesson
GLEN ALLAN – Lawrence Milton Wesson, 64, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at the Delta Regional Medical Center. He was a retired coach.
The body will be cremated. The family will receive friends at their home in Glen Allan. Mortimer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth H. Wesson; three sons, Lawrence M. Wesson III, Scott J. Wesson and Barry J. Wesson, all of Brandon; one sister, Anita Caldwell; two brothers, Malcolm Wesson of Tupelo and David Wesson of Baldwyn; six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Charlene McMasters
SHANNON – Charlene Hall McMasters, 79, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness. A Verona native, she was born Nov. 17, 1929, to Charles and Elaine Birmingham Hall. She had lived in Shannon over 30 years. She was retired from Action Industries after 18 years of service. She loved fishing, her dog, Blackjack and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Truman Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Brewer Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of over 50 years, Johnny McMasters of Shannon; one daughter, Penny Lepard of Pontotoc; two sons, John McMasters Jr and Richard McMasters, both of Shannon; one brother, Robert Wilson (Nancy) of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Holder Homan, Tony Homan, Trey McMasters, Trent McMasters, Tyler Homan and Clint Edge.
Visitation will be noon until service time today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mack Roberts
BALDWYN – Mack Arlin Roberts, 62, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a manufacturing supervisor and a member of Anchor Holds Church. He loved his grandchildren. and he enjoyed four-wheelers, horses and cows.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Anchor Holds Church with Bro. Mike Sanders and Bro. Wayne Miller officiating. Burial will be in East Mt. Zion Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Roberts of Baldwyn; three children, Anthony Roberts (Gina), Adam Roberts (Stephanie) and Amanda Bishop (Eric), all of Baldwyn; two sisters, Doris Cooley (Frankie) of the Eggville community and Charlotte Lollar (Robbie) of Mooreville; three brothers, Jerry Roberts (Cynthia), Wallace Roberts (Brenda) and Tommy Roberts (Sheila,) all of Baldwyn; his grandchildren, Levi Bishop, Austin Bishop, Mary Grace Bishop, Sara Roberts, Hannah Roberts, Josh Roberts and Loren Roberts; a number of nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Larue Yearber.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Medford and Mary Lou Ryan Roberts; and his grandparents, Sebie and Audrey Roberts.
Pallbearers will be Chris Lollar, Brandon Lollar, Andy Roberts, Kevin Roberts, Jackie Nix, Wayne Nix, Eddie Scott and Nathan Cooley.
The body will lie in state at the church from noon until service time today.
Donald M. Richardson
OKOLONA – Donald M. Richardson, 62, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in Okolona. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary Wheeler
AMORY – Mary Ruth Kincade Wheeler, 69, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was born April 7, 1940, in Houston to William and Ether Birskirt Kincade. She lived in West Point, Houston, Ecru, Hamilton, Aberdeen and Amory. She was a member of the West End Baptist Church in West Point. She married Randle Wheeler in 1964. She was a homemaker. An avid joke teller, she enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Roger Allen and Bro. William Clay officiating. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Houston.
Survivors include her husband, Randle Wheeler of Amory; one son, Charles Ray of Nettleton; three daughters, Marie Edington (Gary Jr.) of Nettleton, Judy Griffin (Bobby) of Pontotoc and Sam Ray of Pontotoc; one brother, Robert Stegall of West Point; two sisters, Louise Taylor and Luci Easterling, both of Tupelo; 13 grandchildren, Abigail Nicole Edington, Alyssa Lane Edington, Jacob Nathaniel Wayne Edington, Donnie Ray, Hope Ray, Beckey Ray, Kelly Ray, Summer Ray, Sharon Ray, Celina Ray, Robert Daniel Ray and Daniel Robert Ray; and two great-grandchildren, Donavan and Mason Ray.
She was preceded in death by Johnny Mask, Richard Mask, Wayne Kincade, Danny Ray, James Ray and Lynn Ray.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Griffin, Ben Anderson, Jeff Walters, Shelby Gray, Bradly Scott, Marcus Edington, James Wayne Johnson and Mark Kropog. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Johnson, John Mannion, Kyle Suski, Gary Edington Sr. and Roger Mitchell.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Diane Mize
DUMAS – Sandra Diane Alberson Mize, 62, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at her home in Dumas. She was a former employee of Blue Bell/Red Kap Corp. with 30 years of service. She was a member of Dumas Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Mize of Dumas; two sons, Brian Mize (special friend, Terrie McCollum) and Bruce Mize (Jennifer), both of Dumas; one sister, Venita Russell (Mike) of Lexington, Tenn.; one brother, Willie Alberson of Texas; two grandchildren, Brandon and Cassie Mize of Dumas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie W. and Jettie Childers Alberson; three sisters, Earlene Kidd, Lettie Mae Hunt and Betty Jo Moore; three brothers, Charles W., Darol and Robert Alberson; and a special niece, Stephanie Hurt Britton.
Pallbearers will be Gaylon Hunt, Kenny Hunt, Eddie Alberson, Norman Alberson, Chuck Kidd, C.W. Kidd, Connie Alberson and Marty Hopkins.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Jeno Fulop
ABBEVILLE – Jeno Fulop, 70, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at his home.
Services were Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Jesse Lewis
MILWAUKEE – Jesse Robert Lewis, 40, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, in Wisconsin. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
Margaret Cagle
AMORY – Margaret Sue Cagle, 87, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born July 29, 1921, in Earle, Ark., to Lewis and Myrtle Johnson Swindle. She enjoyed traveling and was an avid flower gardener. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Amory and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Allen Simpson officiating and the Rev. Jimmy McFatter assisting. Burial will be in the Masonic Garden of Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy McLarty (Jerry) of Amory; two sons, Lester Cagle (Barbara Jo) of Amory and Lewis Cagle (Mary) of Verona; six grandchildren, Scott Cagle (Catherine), Leslie Duke (Lori), Rebecca Patrick (George), Suzette Patterson (Harold), Jeff Cagle (Marie) and Chad Cagle (Rowena); five great-grandchildren, Kaylee Duke, Matt Cagle, Katie Cagle, Sara Jo Cagle, and Mary Preston Cagle; two great-great-grandchildren, Alex Cook and Blake Cagle; and a number of extended family members.
Pallbearers will be Scott Cagle, Leslie Duke, Jeff Cagle and George Patrick. Honorary pallbearers will be the Amory Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the Order of the Eastern Star, c/o Helen Wright, 15 Azalea Lane, Amory, MS 38821 or to the First Baptist Church of Amory, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time today. Online condolences may be left at www.leememorialonline.com.
Bo Young
HOUSTON – Malven “Bo” Young, 84, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at his home in Houston after a long illness. He was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Hickory Flat to Winnie Isabella Coggin Young and Henry Juette Young. He was a retired rural mail carrier for Houston and a retired professional photographer and owner of Young’s Studio. He was a member of the North Jackson Street Church of Christ, where he was a longtime church treasurer. He was a 10-year member of the Houston School Board. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked at Prairie Munitions Factory as a fireman. He was a mentor, confidante, advisor to many and an exemplary model of a Christian man.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Houston Funeral Home with Mike McLemore and Don Brady officiating. Burial will follow at Chickasaw Memorial Gardens in Houston.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years and his caregiver for the last two years of his life, Grace Hollingsworth Young of Houston; daughter, Beverly Brooks (Randy) of Houston; son, Larry Young (Beverly) of Denison, Texas; two sisters, Margaret “Rab” Milstead of Wren and Merlaine “Pet” Nichols (Walter) of West Point; five grandchildren, Jennifer Looney (Matt), Stephanie Martin (Michael), Beau Burks Young, Jason Brooks (Amanda), Jeremy Brooks (Alethea); five great-grandchildren, Sera Grace Hall, Cade Hall, Makenzie Brooks, Davis Looney and Lindsey Looney.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Modine “Babe” Alford and Mauveleen “Sis” George; and two brothers, Maltraverse “Son” Young and Michael Wayne Young.
Pallbearers will be Jason Brooks, Jeremy Brooks, Beau Burks Young, Donnie Alford, Eddie Alford, Ralph Nichols, Richard Milstead and Barry Hall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Brooks, Bob Stantz, Jimmy Pettigrew, Mal “Bub” Young, Stan Wenck, James Milstead, Stan Harpole, Howard White, Bob Hollingsworth, Jim Hollingsworth and Buddy Peden.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends and family may sign the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Maudie Henderson
CORINTH – Mary Maudie Allen Henderson, 84, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at her home. She was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church and a retired employee of Garan Manufacturing. She loved her family and friends, and enjoyed working in her garden, her flowers, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. Bro. Shane Evetts will officiate, and Bro. Ray Bennett will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Harry Allen and wife, Ellen, of Booneville, Lloyd Allen and wife, Debbie, of Memphis and Kenneth Allen of Corinth; her daughters, Joann Williams and husband, Robert, of Rienzi, Faye Brimingham and husband, Eulce, Lucy Scruggs and Connie Newman, all of Corinth, and Tammie Dolan and husband, Thurman, of Russellville, Ala.; a stepson, Dennis Henderson of Corinth; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, four great-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Lawerance Allen; her second husband, Aubie Cleatus Henderson; a daughter, Mary Cathy Taylor; two grandchildren; her father, John Cook; her mother, Eliza Ray Cook; a brother, Robert Cook; and three sisters, Dora Mae Nichols, Gladys Rosser and Annie B. Nabors.
Her grandsons will be pallbearers, and her great- and great-great-grandsons will be honorary pallbearers.
The body will lie in state at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Sunday.
James E. Garrard
LONOKE, Ark. – James E. Garrard, 46, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.
A memorial service was held Thursday, July 9, at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel in Lonoke.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Hill Garrard; his parents, Bernis and Hazel Garrard; sisters, Mirlon Price, Marie Tyus and Barbara Garrison, all of Mississippi; stepchildren, Jason Bagwell, Heidi Bagwell and Aaron Bagwell; stepgrandchildren, Gage Bagwell, Bethany Bagwell and Payton Finch.
Online guest book may be accessed at www.boydfuneralhome.net.

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