Obituaries July 16, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Virginia South
BOONEVILLE – Virginia South, 81, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of the Midway Volunteer Homemakers Club, the Burton Volunteer Fire Department, the Burton School Museum and Rosie the Riveters. She was a loving mother to her children and grandchildren, of whom she was most proud. She loved her community and loved life. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting and being with her family and friends. Her heart was happy, and her hugs were irreplaceable. She loved her doctors, Dr. Leonard Pratt, Dr. Kerry Morgan and Dr. Clyde Hutchinson, whom she thought were amazing men. She loved the Lord, and talked and prayed to Him daily. She was kind, sweet and gentle, and will be greatly missed.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen with Bro. Hayward Burcham and Bro. David Kretch officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Phillip M. South (Karen) of Vancouver, Wash.; one daughter, Jennifer South of Booneville; two brothers, Neal Felker of Baton Rouge, La., and Kenneth Felker of Kentwood, La.; two sisters, Betty Joe Busby of Portland, Ore., and Opal Hankins of Burton; two grandchildren, Matthew Phillip South and Samuel Phillip South; a special brother and sister-in-law, Armon and Vern South of Booneville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. “Goose” South; her parents, Alvin and Willie Mae Felker; three brothers, O.C. Felker, John D. Felker and Billy Brent Felker; and one sister, Lenora Fazio.
Pallbearers will be Reggie Felker, Benji Felker, Tommy South, Tracy South, Darryle Felker, J. E. Wheelington and J. R. Havard. Matthew and Samuel South will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Forked Oak Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Richard Johnson
RIPLEY – Richard Allen “Yuk” Johnson, 59, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Ripley. He was born June 2, 1951, to Andy Jr. and Ruby Gamell Johnson in Blue Mountain. He married Lee Ola Jeanes Johnson; they had five children. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. James Church of God in Christ, where he served as a minister.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Church of God in Christ in Ripley. Superintendent Bernell Hoyle will officiate. Burial will be in Saints Rest Cemetery in Ripley. Foster and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Lee Ola Johnson of Ripley; two daughters, Angela Rainer and Belinda Campbell, both of Ripley; three sons, Richard (Aradella) Johnson, Shawn (Kimberly) Johnson and Joshua Johnson, all of Ripley; two sisters, Billie Boyland and Ruby Faye Johnson, both of Ripley; six brothers, Lorenzo (Flora) Jefferies of Ripley, Thomas C. Johnson of blue Mountain, Albert (Loretta) Johnson of Memphis, William (Geneta ) Johnson of Houlka, James Preston (Nina) Johnson of Blue Mountain and Larry Wayne Johnson of Jackson; 10 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gregory Johnson and Robert Russell Johnson; and one grandson, Tyrone Campbell.
Visitation will begin at noon today with a family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Olean McBride
EUPORA – Olean McBride, 85, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 1, 1925.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with Bro. Roger Miller and Bro. Franklin Lowe officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Webster County.
Survivors include one son, William “Bill” McBride Jr. and his wife, LaBon, of Blue Springs; one brother, James B. Goines of Niceville, Fla.; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William McBride Sr.
Pallbearers will be Joe McBride, George McBride, Scott McBride, Wes Grissom, Larry Lott and Willie Lott.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy McBride, Stephen Loague and Van Johnson.

Larry E. West
PITTSBORO – Larry Earl West, 68, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Cedar Brook Nursing Home in Ashland. He was born April 8, 1942, at Slate Springs. He was a retired mechanic.
Services will be at 11 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Buford Usry officiating. Burial will be in the Pittsboro Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Myra Bumgart of West Memphis, Ark.; three sons, Jonathon West of Calhoun City, David R. Tallent of Nesbit and Kenneth D. Tallent of Vardaman; one sister, Betty bray of Okolona; and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Otha West and Eurania Dye West; his wife, Prentice Ann West; and a son, Harold Wayne Tallent.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.

Gene Landers
BREWER – James Eugene “Gene” Landers, 78, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Carroll County to James William and Ruth Eugene Landers. He lived in Greenwood until moving to the Brewer community in 1977. He was the former owner and operator of Vogue and Colonial Dry Cleaners and was an independent fabric representative. Mr. Landers served in the U.S. Air Force and was a Methodist.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Keith Wiseman delivering the eulogy and Rev. Caleb Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Brewer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Betty Barber Landers of Brewer; two sons, Stacy Collins of Brewer and Bill Collins (Myra) of Pontotoc; one daughter, Shelia Aust (Lloyd) of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Brandon McCaleb, Justin Landers (Karen), Kayla Collins, Kari Collins, Emma Collins and Will Collins; great-granddaughter, Mia Landers; sister, Barbara Ramage of Brewer; his best friend, Kay Landrum; and two nieces.
Pallbearers are Danny Nobile, Clay Perry, William Perry, Joe Landrum, Robert Godfrey and John Carson.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803 or Brewer Cemetery Fund, 118 CR 881, Shannon, MS 38868.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Betty Feazell
RIENZI – Betty J. Glidwell Feazell, 64, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lone Oak Baptist Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday.
Arnetta L. Dilworth
NETTLETON – Arnetta L. Dilworth, 49, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 21, 1961, to Willie Jernigan and Joyce Dilworth Caldwell. She was a member of Springhill M.B. Church in Nettleton. She graduated from Nettleton High School and attended Itawamba Community College in Fulton.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ulysses Sims Education Center in Nettleton with Rev. Johnny Jointer officiating. Burial will be in the Mullin Cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Jason Dilworth (Aquilla) of Tupelo and Brandon Dilworth of Nettleton; her parents, Willie Jernigan of Atlanta, Ga., and Joyce Dilworth Caldwell of Nettleton; her stepfathers, V.J. Caldwell of Norcross, Ga., and Charles Trice of Shannon; three sisters, Brittney Dilworth of Nettleton, Debra Harper of Tupelo and Shelia Jernigan of Atlanta; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services Saturday.
Family and friends may sign the online guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Paul Johnson
MATHISTON – Paul Johnson, 78, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at his residence in Mathiston.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crossroads Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Burial will be in Spring Valley Baptist Church Cemetery in Mathiston. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Paul Johnson residence in Mathiston. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.

John Nance
MYRTLE – John Wright Nance, 84, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 3, 1925, in Tiplersville to John William Leonard and Lila Mae Wright Nance. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired switchman for Illinois Central Railroad in Memphis and a member of United Transportation Union. He was a member of American Legion Post 72 and Temple Baptist Church in Myrtle.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at United Funeral Service in New Albany with Bro. Jerry Gooch and Bro. Roger Browning officiating. Burial will be in Gerizim Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva Riley Nance of Myrtle; five daughters, Joyce Nance Miller (George) of Ecru, Kathryn Nance Tyer of New Albany, Joanna Nance Kirkendall (Jeff) of Hendersonville, Tenn., Ashley Nance Gooch (Matthew) of Myrtle and Debra Work of Myrtle; three sons, John L. Nance (Patricia) of Barton, Richard N. Nance (Peggy) of Myrtle and Billy Denton (Renee) of Myrtle; one sister, Mabel Nance Fields (Jerry) of Memphis; two brothers, William R. Nance (Emily) of Jackson, Tenn., and Felix A. Reaves (Marsha) of Ripley; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Cooper Nance; his parents; a sister, Rosie Nance Craig; and a brother, Robert B. Nance.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons. The American Legion Post 72 will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In honor of Mr. Nance’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Navy flag during his visitation and funeral service.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Floyd Roy
ALTITUDE – Floyd A. “Bollie” Roy, 90, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at his residence in the Altitude/Bunkom Hill/New Hope community after a brief illness. He was born in eastern Prentiss County on Oct. 6 1919, to Willie K and Mattie Johnson Roy. Mr. Roy was a farmer, logger and saw mill worker. He also worked in construction and meat processing. He retired from Prentiss County 5th District after 12 years. He attended New Hope and Burton schools. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Burma-India during the Asiatic Pacific Campaign under General Wainwright in Burma. He was a member of the “Greatest Generation.” He was a member of the Altitude/Hills Chapel Volunteer Fire Department and the Altitude Wildlife Hunting Club. He was one of the founding fathers of North Mississippi Coon Hunter’s Club. He attended New Hope and Old Bucksnort Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home with Elder Rick Taylor and Bro. Rick Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Holley Cemetery.
He is survived by three sons, William C. Roy (Mary) of Altitude, James Roy (friend, Betty Greer) of Booneville and Johnny B. Roy (Janet) of Altitude; three grandchildren, Molly Roy, Christina Roy Caveness (Trey) and Sarah Roy Thomas (Seth); one great-granddaughter, Analyse Caveness; and a special caregiver, Betty Greer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louise B. Roy; an infant daughter, Francis Roy; two sisters, Minnie Roy Crumby and Cleo Roy Cole; two brothers, Connie Roy and William Roy; and one daughter-in-law, Nancy Wheat Roy.
Pallbearers will be Benny Taylor, Larry Lambert, Terry Cole, Mike Dunaway, Greg Knight and Betty Greer.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Altitude Wildlife, Altitude/Hills Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, and North Mississippi Coon Hunters Club.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Harry Green
TUPELO – Harry James “Man” Green died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1943, in Shannon to Joseph Green Jr. and Joe Willie Green Walker. He received the Lord as his Savior at a young age at Poplar Springs CME Church in Shannon. He was educated in the Nettleton School District. He attended Tupelo School of Beauty and earned his cosmetology license. He was the founder and president of Green Acres Inc, which formulated and manufactured Hawaiian Silky and Your Future hair care products. A self-made multimillionaire, he reached his full potential through his love for hair and people.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hope Church with the Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Springs CME Church Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Elide Cristina Green of Tupelo; his mother, Joe Willie Green Walker of Shannon; five sisters, Shirley Cooley (Robert) of Shannon, Pam Traylor (Pastor Chris) of Tupelo, Judy Curry (James) and Shirley Betts (Thomas), all of Nettleton, and Caronica Nelson (Robert) of Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight brothers, Wilford Green (Carcenie) of Shannon, W.T. Green (Annie) Nettleton, Nathaniel James (Mary) St. Louis, Mo., Oliver Nelson (Brenda Gail) of West Point and Kelvin, Michael (Glenda), Marty, Jeffery and Sammy Denman of Nettleton; three aunts, Idella Rogers of Shannon, Lillian Morrow of Tupelo and Mary Sims of Amory; one uncle, Levi Green (Eva Mae) of Akron, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild; a special niece, Etoil Green; special cousins, Geraldine Terry and Larry Bogan; and a host of nieces and nephews,
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Poplar Springs CME Church in Shannon. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Joe Davis
IUKA – Joseph Robert “Joe” Davis Jr., 82, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Reynolds Metals after 30 years of employment. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and especially rebuilding cars.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Davis of Iuka; two sons, Kent Davis and Mike Davis, both of Iuka; two daughters, Carolyn Ramey and Sherri Medley, both of Iuka; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Davis, Stevie Davis, Lacey Crabb, Nikki Davis, Jake Ramey, Shannon Medley and Shane Medley; and two great-grandchildren, Maliyah Sumlar and Azlyn Davis, all of Iuka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lessie Lee Davis.
Pallbearers will be Kent Davis, Mike Davis, Anthony Medley, Stevie Davis, Jake Ramey and Evan Crabb. Honorary pallbearers include Rob Murphy and Jay Murphy.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com

Herbert Thomas
NEW ALBANY – Herbert “Spud” Thomas, 89, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Union County Health and Rehab. He was born July 17, 1920, in Union County to Pont Thomas and Cora Young Thomas. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. For many years he owned and operated Spud’s Radio & TV Repair Shop. He was an avid guitar player of bluegrass gospel music and enjoyed singing as well as playing.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Bobby Irwin officiating. Burial will be at Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Grisham (Eddie) of New Albany; two sons, Billy Ray Thomas (Joyce) of Douglasville, Ga., and Elvis Thomas (Shelia) of New Albany; one sister, Beulah Keenum of Southaven; two brothers, Ralph Thomas of Horn Lake and Alton Thomas (Linda) of Myrtle; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Christine Whisenant Thomas; and three brothers, Paul, Joe and Skeet Thomas.
Pallbearers will be his friends at Harmony Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
In honor of Mr. Thomas’s service to his country, the flag of the U.S. Army will be flown at United Funeral Service during visitation and the funeral service.
Clytie Melton
AUBURN – Clytie Kemp Melton, 87, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at The Meadows in Fulton after an extended illness. A Lee County native and longtime resident of Saltillo, she was born Aug. 30, 1922, to Oliver and Margaret Johnson Orsborn. She worked for Mid-South Packers for many years and enjoyed working in her vegetable garden, growing flowers and crocheting. She loved her family and the time she spent with them. She was a member of Kingsley Chapel Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Tim McMillan officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Anglin (Raymond) of Auburn Community; her two sons, Tommy Kemp of Tupelo and James Kemp (Pat) of Flowood; her sister, Thelma Holder of Auburn; two sisters-in-law, Martha Orsborn of Mooreville and Christine McCarver of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Rickey Anglin (Janie) of Baldwyn, Michael Anglin (Rebecca) of Auburn, Chris Kemp (Laci) of Kingsport, Tenn., and Karen Hall (David) of Flowood; and three great-grandchildren, Abigail Hall, Michael Paul Anglin II and Matthew Anglin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband and father of her children, Lelon Kemp; her second husband, Bonds Allen; her third husband, James “Pa” Melton; two brothers, Loal Orsborn and Curtis Orsborn; a sister, Mandia Orsborn; a brother-in-law, Millard Holder; and her great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Hall.
Pallbearers will be Chester Holder, Lester Holder, Wayne Orsborn, Rickey Anglin, Chris Kemp, David Hall, Michael Anglin and Mark Willcutt.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Linda Stephens
MANTACHIE – Linda Sue Stephens, 65, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born July 4, 1945, in Texas to Everette Lee and Mary Sue Sheffield Burleson. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed Indian rock hunting, flower gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. John Mosely and Bro. Terry Booker officiating. Burial will be in the Stephens Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Sonny Stephens; one daughter, Katie Brown (Ken); one brother, Randy Burleson (Barbie); two sisters, Shirley Moore and Sandra Malone (Greg); and two grandchildren, Kristin Holt (Matthew) and Kody Brown, all of Mantachie.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Rickey Burleson.
Pallbearers will be Chad Moore, Stevie Hurd, Shawn Hurd, John Reinhard, Grant Jenkins, Brad Rogers, Steve Hurd and Craig Stephens.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Terry Williams
NEW ALBANY – Terry Dwight Williams, 51, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was born Nov. 28, 1958, in New Albany to Annie Frances Faulkner Williams and the late Dwight G. Williams. He was a retired employee of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ripley. He was a very devoted son, husband, father and grandfather.
Services for Terry will be held at noon Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Andy Stoddard, Rev. Clyde Pound and Rev. Jason Harms officiating. Burial will be in the Tippah Memorial Gardens. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Rebecca Williams of New Albany; a daughter, Cristie Printup (Preston) of Southaven; his mother, Annie Frances Faulkner Williams of Ingomar; a very special aunt, Mary Elizabeth Faulkner of Ingomar; three cousin, Sue Sigman (Bill) of Memphis, Mike Faulkner (Cheritie) of Ingomar and Bart Faulkner (Windy) of Ingomar; and two grandchildrenm Jessica Lauren Printup and Patrick Allen Printup, both of Southaven.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dwight G. Williams; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ruie and Christine Davis; and two uncles, Sonny Faulkner and James Carson Williams.
Pallbearers will be Jackie McKenzie, Randy Tate, Terry Hill, Rickey Settlemires, Bill Gray, Jimmy Wayne Davis, Jerry Fitzgerald and Eddie Swords. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Jordan, Buddy Grisham, Tim Hall, Eddie Prescott, Tommy Benson, Jerry Edwards and Jimmy Yarbrough.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Larry Rogers
ABERDEEN – Larry Rogers, 52, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen as the result of a house fire at his home in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Charles Collier
AMORY – Charles Collier, 68, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Community Hospice in Verona.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Golden. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Lowe
NETTLETON – Paul Raymond Lowe, 55, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Nettleton to Vera A. Lowe and Willie Frank Lowe. He confessed his faith in Christ Jesus at a young age with Blackwood Grove M.B. Church in Nettleton, where he remained a member until his death. He was loved by everyone he met. He enjoyed fishing, watching T.V., sitting under the tree, listening to music, and enjoying the company of his friends and family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Blackwood Grove M.B. Church in Nettleton. The Rev. Sylvester Davis will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Linda Lowe; one son, Anthony Lowe (Erica) of Nettleton; three daughters, Tracy Lowe (Bobby) of Shannon, Priscilla Simmons (Terry) of Plantersville and Kimberly Lowe (Nathaniel Bowers) of Tupelo; his mother, Vera Lowe; brothers, Lonnie Lowe, Steve Lowe, Emmanuel Lowe (Mary) and Aaron Lowe (Betty), all of Nettleton; sisters, Teresa Farrell (Joseph) of Creve Couver, Mo., Tonya Green (Charles) and Lurve Berry (Archie) of Pontotoc, Zillardah “Ann” Lowe of Verona and Helen (Burt) Fields of Wren; 10 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Frank Lowe, in 1997; and a sister, Carolyn Lowe Ruff.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Arlon Roberts
IUKA – Arlon Roberts, 83, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Bobby Christian and Bro. Travis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Roberts of Iuka; one son, Charles “Chuck” Roberts of Georgia; one daughter, Charlotte Smith of St. Charles, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Wanda Johnson of Iuka; one sister, Betty Davis of Verona.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Minnie Roberts; his first wife, Rayola Roberts; and one brother and one sister.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Faith Wright
AMORY – Faith Sanderson Wright, infant daughter of Justin and Claire Sanderson Wright, died July 14, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She attended Meadowood Baptist Church. Even though she didn’t have life on Earth with us, she was already loved by many and will always be an inspiration to all of us. Faith Sanderson Wright has truly blessed our family.
Private graveside services will be Friday at the Haughton Memorial Park in Amory with Dr. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Justin and Claire Sanderson Wright; Rick Sanderson and Donna Graves, Earlene and Dick Sanderson, Steve and Mary Sanderson, Merri Sanderson, Caitlin and Kyle Holloway, Katherine and Ben Riley, Lynwood Wright, Lyn and Dale Wright and Rachel, Abby, and Patrick Wright, Benny and Wanda Wright, Debe and Bill Blount, Ben and Leigh Ann Wright and Emma, Jennifer Spencer, Bear and Tripp Horne, Ryan Simmons and Jilanna, Penny and Patrick Boyett and Reagan, Rush, and Reese, Margie Hoots, and Mary Ann Sumrall.
She was preceded in death by Emily Horne Wright.
Pallbearers will be Justin Michael Wright and Paxton Finley Wright.

Willie Walker
HOLLY SPRINGS – Willie Adolphus Walker, 83, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chulahoma M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Mt. Gilead CME Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. 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. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Cleta Anderson
TUPELO – Cleta Cannon Anderson died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. She was born April 10, 1916, on the Lee and Itawamba County Line in the Blossom Farms community to the late John Thomas and Jennie Young Cannon. She lived as a child for three years in White Springs Resort, which was a very special place to her, but lived most of her life in Lee County. She retired after many years with North Mississippi Medical Center as supervisor of the dietary department at Belle Vista. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church for 78 years and was one of the oldest members. Mrs. Anderson was very active in the church, a member of the Dorcus Sunday school class for many years and the Willis Heights Women’s Club. She loved quilting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating and grandsons Kevin and Kaylan Anderson delivering the eulogy. Burial with private family graveside services will be at Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation is from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Survivors include her two sons, William Leon Anderson (Eula) of Bossier City, La., and Thomas Haley “Tom” Anderson ( Carole) of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Kevin Scott Anderson (Cynthia) of Loganville, Ga., William Kaylan Anderson (Jo) of Canton, Deanne Scholes (Anthony) of Hiran, Ga., Courtney Williams (Jeff) of Nashville, Tenn., and Lori Hendry of Madison; eight great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Charles Anderson; three very special travel partners, Allie Satterfield, Bennie Johnson and Loueen Waycaster; and two special nieces, Virginia Miller and Larue Beasley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Olin Leon Anderson; her siblings, Chalmus Cannon, Myrtle Harbor, Lee Barber, Travis Cannon, Vergie Cannon, Mae Garner, Blanche Lane, Lora Duvall, Ora Stephens, Cliff Cannon and Carl Cannon.
Pallbearers are family and friends.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Mary Hood
MERIDIAN – Mary Jewel Wood Hood, 97, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Bedford Care in Marion. She was a retired seamstress for Amory Garment Co., where she worked for 40 years. While living in Meridian, she attended Midway Baptist Church. While in Amory, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Amory.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel in Meridian. Graveside services will be at 7 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amory. The Rev. Jimmy McFatter and Rev. Wayne Edward will officiate. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements in Meridian and Pickle Funeral Home will be in charge of services in Amory.
She is survived by a daughter, Doris Fields and her husband, Billy; grandchildren, Scott Farrell and his wife, Cindy, Michelle Ames and her husband, John, Jeffrey Hood and his wife, Kim, Bradley Hood, Marsha Ramia and her husband, Joe, Michael Fields and his wife, Elizabeth, and Rebecca Cummins and her husband, Jeremy; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Maria Beachum of Tupelo and Evelyn Randle of Nacogdoches, Texas; and one brother, Richard Wood and his wife, Irene, of Amory; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Audley Mark Wood and Roxie Lana McCullough Wood; her husband, Halbert Ray Hood; a son, James Hood; a daughter, Louise Farrell; brothers, Carl Wood, Audley Wood, Ralph Wood, Milton Wood, Robert Wood, Wallace Wood and D.C. Wood.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Webb Funeral Home and from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Family and friends may sign the online memorial book at www.jamesfwebb.com.
Rosemary Adams
EUCLID, Ohio – Rosemary Parker Adams, 54, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Aug. 23, 1955, to Vernonia Bell Parker and Wesley Green in Chicago. After the death of her mother when she was 5 years old, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, the late Anna Mae and Claude Willis in Cleveland, Ohio. She married Karl Adams. They had two children.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Palestine M.B. Church in Ashland with the Rev. James Williams and Minister Broderick Holbert officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two children, LaTricia Adams of Cleveland, Ohio, and Richard Lee Woods of Euclid, Ohio; a granddaughter, Calissia Williams of Euclid, Ohio; four sisters, Mary Daugherty of Glenwood, Ill., Gloria Jean Foster of Memphis, Ora Parker of Chicago and Toni Willis of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Issac (Geannie) Parker of Ashland; two sisters-in-law, Willie Ruth and Maxcine Daugherty of Lamar; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was brothers, John Lee, Beasel and Eudell Daugherty and Richard Parker; and a sister, Willie Mae Willis.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today and the family hour from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Serenity Funeral Home in Holly Springs.
Joe Armstrong
VERONA – Joe Armstrong, 68, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 today. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.

Willie C. Cox Jr.
BYHALIA – Willie C. Cox Jr., 54, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the H.W. Byers High School Gymnasium at Mt. Pleasant. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden at Holly Springs. 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. The body will lie in state at the school from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Wooster Watkins Jr.
WEST POINT – Wooster Watkins Jr., 77, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the West Point Community Living Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Robertson Missionary Baptist Church in West Point. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ricky Faiella
PONTOTOC – Louis Richard “Ricky” Faiella Jr., 29, died suddenly Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at his residence in Pontotoc County. He was born Feb. 24, 1981, in Columbus to Louis and Maureen McAnally Faiella. He attended Lee County and Pontotoc County schools. He was a carpenter and a member of the Praise Barn at Mooreville.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sherman Cemetery with Bro. Danny Thomas officiating. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Faiella of Pontotoc; his parents, Louis and Maureen Faiella of Tupelo; his brothers, Paul Faiella of Picayune and Andrew Faiella of Tupelo; his grandparents, F.E. McAnally of Coyle, Okla., Edmund and Patricia Faiella of Sarasota, Fla., and Luisa Bousquet of Asbury Park, N.J.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Marsette McAnally.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Jessie Johnson
NEW ALBANY – Jessie Johnson, 92, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Graceland Care Home in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Billy Rooker
LAMAR – Billy Hugh Rooker, 68, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Slayden Baptist Church. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.