Obituaries July 16, 2009

W. Mixon Millsaps
CEDAR BLUFF – William Mixon Millsaps, 87, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at his home in the Cairo community of Cedar Bluff. He was born, April 1, 1922, in Desoto County to Ellie Mixon Millsaps and Claude Millsaps. He had worked in maintenance for machines for both Knickerbocker Manufacturing and Big Yank Manufacturing for a total of 23 years. He was a member of Cairo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He married Mildred Jones Millsaps on July 18, 1946, in the Cairo community.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Calvert Fueral Home Chapel in West Point with Bro. Eddie Brock officiating and Bro. Linn Hughes assisting. Burial will follow in Cairo Cemetery at Cedar Bluff.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Jones Millsaps of Cedar Bluff; two sisters, Lorene Miller of Clinton and Ruth Alice Moore (Hugh) of Montpelier. He was preceded in death by his parents and a baby daughter, Wanda Kay Millsaps.
Pallbearers will be Steve White, Terry Chrismond, Danny Thompson, Andy White, Roger Davis and Charlie Newell. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family and many friends.
Memorials may be made to Cairo Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Jack Thompson, 5381 Hopewell Road, Cedar Bluff, MS 39741.
Fred S. McCollum
OXFORD – Fred S. McCollum, 89, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Garden of Memories at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Abbeville, P.O. Box 80, Abbeville, MS 38601.
Henry Dilworth
NETTLETON – Henry Dilworth, 74, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at his residence in Nettleton. He was a member of Springhill M.B. church in Nettleton. He was a mason and a concrete finisher.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ulysses Sims Primary Gym in Nettleton with Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Mullins Cemetery in Nettleton. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Judy Williams and Sylvia Thompson of Tupelo, Delois Hodges (Floyd) of Nettleton and Twana Shumpet (Eric) of Nettleton; five sons, Frankie Dilworth, Harold Dilworth (Carolyn) and Henry Douglas Dilworth (Angie), all of Nettleton, Herbert Dilworth of Verona and Errick Dilworth (Cheniquea) of Chesterville; three sisters, Joyce Caldwell, Delois Dilworth and Patricia Arnold (Willie), all of Nettleton; one brother, Clayon Dilworth(Margaret)of Okolona; 30 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Dilworth and Aria Gillard Dilworth; and four brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. The body will be placed in the gym one hour prior to service. Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Lucille Tomlinson
TUPELO – Lucille Tomlinson, 80, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Babe Cosby
IUKA – Mary Elizabeth “Babe” Cosby, 88, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Nursing School and worked with her husband, Dr. Harry Cosby, at the Cosby Medical Clinic for many years. Following retirement, she continued to use her nursing skills as a volunteer in the community. Her joy was serving her church and community. She enjoyed spending her time with her beloved friends and family gathered around her dining table.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Iuka Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Hatfield and the Rev. Ron Plymel officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Harry Cosby (Diana) of Tupelo and Dr. Walter Cosby (Marsha) of Columbus; and four grandchildren, Nate, Callee, Cole and Grier Cosby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harry Cosby Jr.
Pallbearers include David Thorne, Harold Boothe, Gary Bullard, Pete Walker, Earl Walker and Lloyd Murrah. Honorary pallbearers include Art Gaines, Bill Hearin, Harry Bowman, Amos Bates, Howard Daily, Dewitt Bean, Hugh Van Presley and Doug Cutshall.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the church. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church.
Zella Armstrong
CALHOUN CITY – Zella Mae Clark Armstrong, 59, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at her home in Calhoun City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
Raymond Kilpatrick
GUNTOWN – Raymond Stokes Kilpatrick, 66, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He enjoyed singing gospel songs and listening to gospel songs on the radio. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Robbins officiating. Burial will be in McNeil Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Jo Kilpatrick of Guntown; two aunts, Amelia Robbins of Brandon and Lottie Navarre of Memphis; a number of cousins; three caregivers, Florence Mundy, Mary Ann Wren and Heather Holt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Clyde and Mary Francis Epting Kilpatrick.
Pallbearers will be John Epting, Roy Prather, Thomas Prather, Frank Prather and Lawrence Edwards.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Dorothy Ball
PONTOTOC – Dorothy “Dot” Stafford Ball, 84, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She grew up in the Hurricane community and graduated from Pontotoc High School in 1944. She was captain of the girls basketball team from 1942-1944. She was a homemaker, secretary, bookkeeper and insurance clerk. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pontotoc. She enjoyed cooking, painting, collecting baskets, crafts and sewing. She served as a Girl Scout leader.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Dr. Gordon Sansing officiating. Burial will follow in the Pontotoc City Cemetery.
Survivors include her five children, Pam King (Ted) of Germantown, Tenn., Belinda Young (Joe) of Pontotoc, Jamie Sumrall (David) of High Springs, Fla., Patsy Moore (Jim) of Lafayette, Ind., and Jimmy Ball (Beth) of Pontotoc; her two sisters, Jennie Mae Dowdy and Jewel Spears, both of Pontotoc; her grandchildren, Justin, Kimberly, Carrie, David, Sara, Rachel, Luke and Rebekah; and her great-grandchildren, Tanner, Olivia, Madison and Noah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert A. and Cora Hanks Stafford. her husband, James Frank Ball, a son: Baby Boy Ball; and her siblings, Olives Stafford, Gene Stafford, Howard Stafford, Joe Stafford, Dallie Stegall, Ruby Hale and Clara Lucht.
Pallbearers will be James Stegall, Gerald Stafford, Everett Stafford, Roger Stafford, Richard Stafford, Jeff Stafford, Kevin Spears and Johnny Gregory.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1028, Verona, MS 38879 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Larry Nelson
HOLLY SPRINGS – Larry D. “Red” Nelson, 46, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Charles Green
DORSEY – Charles Green died July 14, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
James Lemons
POTTS CAMP – James Dallas Lemons, 80, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, in Oxford. He was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Potts Camp to Lee and Nancy Free Lemons. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was a logger. He enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Salem Baptist Church. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Laxine Briscoe Lemons of Potts Camp; one son, Mike Lemons, and daughter-in-law, Lea Lemons, of Potts Camp; one sister, Jessie Pipkin of Potts Camp; two grandchildren, Morgan and Daniel Tatum, and Philip Lemons, all of Potts Camp; and one great-grandchild, Lynleigh Tatum of Potts Camp.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Payton Cole James
MARIETTA – Payton Cole James, infant, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo.
Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Loyd Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, Brett and Heather Armstrong James of the Ozark community; one brother, Braxton Tyler James of the home; his grandparents, Greg and Gwen Robinson of Tishomingo, Harold and Susan James of Marietta, and Eric and Kim Pruitt of Pratt; one aunt, Sandie James; five uncles, Gregory Robinson, Austin Robinson, Chad James, Clay James and Will Pruitt.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bryon Eaton.
His father, Brett, and his brother, Braxton, will serve as his pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. Friday until service time Friday.
Caitlin Criddle
PONTOTOC – Caitlin Criddle, infant, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pontotoc Apostolic Church.
Titus Floyd
GUNTOWN – Titus Floyd, 55, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at his residence in the Friendship community. He was a former employee of 45 Auto Parts.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Chris Stacks and Bro. Merle Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Roxie Buse (special friend, David Fisher) of Guntown; one son, Chad Floyd (Melanie) of Booneville; two sisters, Berty Johnson (Jimmy) of Saltillo and Helen Guin of Kirkville; two brothers, Charles Floyd and Ken Floyd of Guntown; his grandchildren, Destiney Floyd, Chasity Floyd, Mackenzie Floyd and Landon Floyd.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie James and Minnie Lee Floyd; two brothers, Eugene Floyd and Glen Mitchell Floyd; and an infant sister.
Trina Traylor
PLANTERSVILLE – Trina R. Traylor, 44, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.

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