SALTILLO – Marline B. McDonald, 72, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Nora Lavaughn Blakney, 79, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Dogwood Plantation.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corinthian Funeral Home in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEW ALBANY – Cynthia Cobb Whiteside, 57, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Sept. 20, 1952, in Union County to Hilton Cobb and Tissie Raines Cobb. She was a homemaker. She was a Baptist and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, and arts and crafts.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Harvey Sewell and Dr. Lou Zemek officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard Whiteside of New Albany; one daughter, Danielle Hill (Kevin) of New Albany; two sons, B.J. Whiteside of New Albany and Matthew Whiteside of Bridgewater, N.J.; five sisters, Jean Brown of Guntown, Barba Nowlin of New Albany, Sharon Gordon of Baldwin, Mary Smith of Brandon and Vicki Beavers of New Albany; two brothers, Hilton W. Cobb of Pontotoc and Larry Cobb of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Billie Baker.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
WALNUT – Teresa Kay Caldwell, 47, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at her home in Walnut. She was born on April 8, 1963, to Barbara Ann Cameron and the late William Roy Cameron. She was a Baptist. She loved working in her flower beds and yard, and she enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends. She was full of life.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Porterfield and Bro. Johnny Crum officiating. Burial will be in State Line Baptist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Caldwell of Walnut; her mother, Barbara Ann Cameron; two daughters, Carolyn Huggins and Rebecca Porterfield, both of Walnut; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Caldwell Biss of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one stepson, Scott Caldwell of Monterey, Tenn.; three sisters, Lisa Jenkins (Sam) of Caledonia, Betty Orman (Richard) of Walnut and Tammy Cameron of Corinth; one brother, Johnny Cameron of Walnut; five grandchildren, Kaitlyn Huggins, Jackson Huggins, Peyton Caldwell, Paige Caldwell and Lexi Caldwell; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Pallbearers will be Billy Crum, Tim Mullins, Ryan Jenkins, Chris Beasley, Roger Cook and Fred Gunn. Honorary pallbearers will be David Caldwell, Steve Borden and Dicky Gay.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries and sign the online register book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
James Armstrong Jr.
BOONEVILLE – James Franklin Armstrong Jr., 77, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a Baptist, a U.S. Army veteran, and a retired plumber and electrician.
There will be no service or visitation. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is assisting the family.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Armstrong; one daughter, Donnie Jean Neary of Maupin, Ore.; two sons, Ken and Bobby Armstrong, both of Booneville; two sisters, Pauline Counce and Charlene Johnson, both of Booneville; and one grandson, Billy Neary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin and Donnie Speck Armstrong; three sisters, Ruby Armstrong, Opal Hatfield and Mildred Reeves; and two brothers, Arvel and Bill Armstrong.
NETTLETON – Paul Lowe, 55, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Johnnie B. Hatchett
RACINE, Wis. – Johnnie B. Hatchett, 53, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Calhoun City and reared in Racine, Wis. He was a former employee of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He was kindhearted to everyone he met. He enjoyed sports and love cooking, and he was a James Brown fan.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the J.W. Porter Chapel with Elder Elliott Hall officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Park in Tupelo. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter; Markita (Nicholas) Abdo, and one son, Nicholas (Melissa) Stogner of Omaha, Neb.; his mother, Carrie Moore of Pontotoc; eight sisters, Clara (Joe) Peet of Tupelo, Sharlene (Vernell) Carrr of Eupora, Carolyn (Dennis) Lynn of Racine, Wis., Annie Doss of Coffeeville, China Lee Hatchett of Calhoun City, and Annie Mae Hatchett, Debra Robinson and Ella Robinson, all of Eupora; seven brothers, Freddie (Linda) Hatchett of Okolona, John Lee (Linda) Hatchett of Columbus, Jimmy Hatchett and Robert (Tanie) Hatchett, both of Bruce, Jerry (Annie) Hatchett of Ackerman, Charles (Laqurita) Hatchett of Bruce and Lee Tavaress Coleman of Pontotoc; six grandchildren; four uncles, four aunts, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles William Hatchett; his father-in-law, Lorenzo Floyd; his mother-in-law, Bessie Parker; and two brothers-in-law; Dennis Lynn and Jerry Doss.
Pallbearers will be his brothers and brothers-in-law.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday at the J.W. Porter Chapel.
Online condolences may be made to the Hatchett family at www.grayson-porters.com.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Greg Parrish, 54, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at the Russellville Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Charles H. Holley
NETTLETON – Charles H. Holley, 58, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Community Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Leatrich Foster Sr.
PLANTERSVILLE – Leatrich “Tot” Foster Sr. died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 12, 1922, in Dorsey to Lorenzo and Lena Foster. He confessed a hope in Christ in August 1938 and joined Jerusalem M.B. Church. He attended the Jerusalem Schools in Plantersville. In January 1943 he was inducted into the United States Army at Camp Shelby. He completed basic training at Camp Steward, Ga. He later traveled to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., then Camp Miles Stennis. On Jan. 18, 1944, he was deployed to Liverpool, England. He served as a front line supplier. He was discharged from the U.S. Army on Jan. 1, 1946. He married Viola Magnolia Morris on May 11, 1946. They had five children.
After moving to Plantersville in 1949, Mr. Foster joined New Zion M.B. Church. In 1950 he was ordained as a deacon. He served as superintendent of the Sunday School from 1950-1973. In 1973 he organized the church’s Brotherhood. During his tenure he served as church treasurer and benevolent treasurer. He attended Mississippi Baptist Seminary in Tupelo. He served as president of the General Progressive Baptist State Convention as an active member of New Zion M.B. Church until his death.
In 1952 Mr. Foster organized a local troop for the Boy Scouts of American in Plantersville. He also implemented a bus ministry for New Zion M.B. Church, New Chapel United Methodist Church and New Bethel M.B. Church. He was a school bus driver for the Lee County School System. He was employed by M&W Construction and by Purnell’s Pride for 25 years. He was the founder of the Poplar Street Recreation Center and a 3rd degree Mason of Morning Star Lodge 557 in Plantersville. He enjoyed baseball, which he played for the Plantersville Sluggers, farming, hunting and telling old stories.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Zion M.B. Church in Plantersville. Dr. James L. Tucker will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Son Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Viola Foster of the home; three children, Leatrich (Lucille) Foster Jr. of Plantersville, Jacqueline O’Neal of Tampa, Fla., and Kathy Hodges of Plantersville; seven grandchildren, Reginald Foster of Tupelo, Tabitha (Joseph) McRunnels of Plantersville, Ashley (Willie) Armstrong-Boyd of Tupelo, John Armstrong Jr. of Tupelo, Lorenzo Foster of Tupelo, Terriney Hodges of Plantersville, and Foster “Rocky” Hodges of Plantersville; 12 great-grandchildren, Raven, Christopher and Kennedy Armstrong, Laken and Morgan Lyons, Devon Hodges, Jordyn Hodges, Meyon and Elijah Foster, Caleb McRunnels, Myeshia and Lyteshia Boyd; one great-great-grandchild, Karlee Boyd; two sisters, Mary Logan and Martha Pounds; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and two children, Letria Foster and Danny Lamar Foster.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.agnewandson.com.
Mary Lou Maze
CLINTON – Mary Lou Maze, 89, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. A native of Denver, Colo., she was married to retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jacob E. Maze for 63 years before his death. Assigned to Columbus AFB in 1958, the Mazes lived in Aberdeen and Columbus AFB, retiring in Columbus where they lived for 37 years. In 2003, they moved to TracePointe Retirement Community in Clinton. Mrs. Maze was a talented pianist and organist. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority at the University of Denver and served in many leadership roles in Garden Clubs, Social Clubs, and Officers’ Wives Clubs. She and her husband considered First Baptist Church Columbus as their home church and were supporters of youth and media ministry for many years.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Odd Follows Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra (Arlie) Perkins of Aberdeen; a son, Gary (Kathy) Maze of Madison; and a daughter, Donna (Rob) Robbins of Clinton; her grandchildren, Lisa (Lynn) Cagle and Sherry (Jerry) Lofton, both of Hamilton, Bryan (Christine) Robbins of College Park, Md., Bethany Robbins of Ft. Worth, Texas, Joshua (Stacie) Maze of Memphis and Karleigh Maze of Madison; great-grandchildren, Chris Cagle, Andrew (Melissa) Cagle, Amanda Lofton, Hunter Lofton and Gunner Lofton, all of Hamilton; and one great-great-grandchild, Hayden Lynn Cagle.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, John Mark and Veola Hall; a sister, Dorothy Pearson; a son, John William Maze; and two granddaughters, Lori Lee Perkins and Angel Michelle Robbins.
POTTS CAMP – Freddie McKay, 84, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood M.B. Church in Lamar. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Theresa L. Conner
CHICAGO – Theresa L. Conner, 43, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
NEW ALBANY – Phillip Hensley, 20, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at his home in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
TUPELO – Alma Viatta Ellison Moran, 97, died peacefully July 10, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. She was lovingly and compassionately supported by her immediate family and Sanctuary Hospice caregivers. She was born July 23, 1912, in Key Rock, Wyoming County, W.Va., to the late Chester A. Ellison and Lillie Ann Stewart Ellison. Alma was a 1930 graduate of Mullens High School and was a Protestant.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Faith Mausoleum at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, W.Va. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Ann Moran Page of Fitchburg, Mass.; son, William A. “Bill” Moran of Tupelo; daughter-in-law, Gloria F. “Jimmy” Moran of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Shirley Ann Moran Schexnayder of Baton Rouge, La., Teresa Ann Falls of Jasper, Ala., Marshall Ross Moore Jr. of Leominster, Mass.; four great-grandchildren, Holly Ann Schexnayder of Baton Rouge, La., Lara Leigh Emma, Michelle Lynn Emma and Frank B. Emma, all of Massachusetts; brother, C.A. Ellison Jr. of Beckley, W.Va.; sister, Iva Joyce Ellison Halsey of Bellevue, Ohio; two stepsisters, Iris and Ina Cook; a first cousin, Waltman Barbe Cook of North Carolina; a niece, Margaret Ellison Goad of Mullens, W.Va.; and nephew, Troas Haden Ellison Jr. of Mount Hope, W.Va.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Chester A. Sr. and Lillie Ann Stewart Ellison; her husband of 47 years, Oakley S. Moran; a brother, Troas Ellison; and a sister, Esther Ellison Cook.
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