Obituaries July 17, 2009

Correction
In the obituary for Marlis “Cotton” Thornton that appeared in the July 14 edition of the Daily Journal, the information concerning the training of the bird dog, White Knight, was in error. Cotton Thornton trained bird dogs, but not White Knight.

Opal LaBroad
WEST POINT – Opal Faye LaBroad, 73, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at the Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home.
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. today at the Ulysses Sims Primary Gym in Nettleton with Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Mullins Cemetery in Nettleton. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Judy Williams (Michael) 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.
The body will be placed in the gym one hour prior to services. Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Frances Payne
JONESBORO, Ark. – Frances Louise Payne, 79, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center after a long illness. She was born Feb. 25, 2009, in Tupelo to Mark Brown and Lou Kirby Brown. She was a retired nurses aide. She was a dedicated and active member of Victory Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God, where she was a Sunday School teacher and a youth leader. She loved to sing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Victory Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God in Jonesboro with the Rev. Tim Russell and the Rev. Jason Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Cemetery in Bono, Ark. Faith Funeral Service of Manila, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Payne Sr. and wife, Diane, of Portageville, Mo., and Ernie Rucker of Jonesboro, Ark.; three daughters, Barbara Hawkins of Timmonsville, S.C., and Mary Taylor and husband, Hank, and Sue Taylor, all of Jonesboro, Ark.; one brother, Otis Brown of Tupelo; 13 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Mack Payne; her parents; two brothers, Carl Brown and Howard Brown; and four sisters, Jean Halmark, Hilda Hughes, Ruth Garner and Mildred Lesley.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

Trina Traylor
PLANTERSVILLE – Trina Rena Traylor, 44, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a 1984 graduate of Shannon High School and a member of New Zion M.B. Church. She was a former employee of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. She loved talking to friends and family on the phone as much as she could.
Services will be at noon Saturday at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Plantersville. The Rev. Celester Davis will officiate, and the Rev. Chris Traylor will deliver the eulogy. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Emma Traylor of Plantersville; one brother, Richard Traylor Jr. of Verona; four sisters, Terri Whiteside of Shannon, Connie Cummings of Tupelo, and Demetria Traylor and Brenda Ware of Plantersville; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Traylor Sr.
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one prior to service time Saturday.
Online condolences can be made at www.grayson-portersmortuary.com.

Caitlin Criddle
PONTOTOC – Caitlin Abigail Criddle, 3 months, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis after a lifelong illness. She was born March 24, 2009.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pontotoc Apostolic Church with the Rev. Bennie Randolph, the Rev. Larry Davis and the Rev. Paul Beam officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Innocence at Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Quay and Melissa Criddle; her twin sister, Chloe; her grandparents, Eddie and Tammy Dugan of Pontotoc, Danny and Ramona Warren of Nettleton, and Joey Criddle of Denver, Colo.; her great-grandparents, Frances Warren of Nettleton, Annis Holbrook of Holly Springs, and Lee and Diane Reynolds of Pontotoc; her great-great-grandmother, Christine Austin of New Albany; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Dennis Warren, James Holbrook and William Oscar Criddle; her grandmother, Eloise Morgan; and two cousins, Tyler Barnes and Timmy Coats.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Barnes and J.J. Williams.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Pontotoc Apostolic Church.

Adolphus Johnson
MANTEE – Adolphus Johnson, 67, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at his home in Mantee.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Woodland M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Carl Green
FULTON – Carl Edward Green, 65, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 1, 1943, to Shelby and Eddie Lee Townsend Green in Itawamba County. He attended New Bethel M.B. Church in his younger years. He graduated from Sims High School and served in the U.S. Army afterward. He married Connie Hall in 1971.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel M.B. Church in Plantersville with Pastor Jack Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery in Plantersville. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Anglea Green, Crystal Green and Davietta Green, all of Detroit, Mich.; one son, Wayne Green of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Eddie Collins (Maxie) of Plantersville and Viola Marion of Fulton: six grandchildren; special cousins, Frances McIntosh (RT) of Wren and E.L. McIntosh of Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Shelby Green Jr.; and one sister, Lessie Enos.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Mary R. Simmons
TREMONT – Mary Ruth Shipley Simmons, 81, died Sunday, June 14, 2009, in Waukegan, Ill. She was born March 28, 1928, in Tremont to William Riley and Connie Lou Barnes Keith. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 18 years at the former Crown Manor Nursing Home in Zion, Ill. Before that, she was employed as a private duty nurse in the North Shore area. She loved gardening more than anything else.
A memorial service will be at 11 a. m. Saturday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Grady Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery at Tremont.
Survivors include three daughters, Jackie Cooper of Franklin County, Ill., Linda Elliott of Caseyville, Ill., and Sharon (Bruce) Osterberg of Spring Grove, Ill.; grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, John, Sharon, Jeff, Robert, Sara and Katie; 11 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Jim Powell of California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Simmons; her parents; her sister, Virginia Powell; and her brother, Michael Keith.
The family will receive visitors from 10 a. m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Virginia James
PALESTINE, Texas – Virginia Ricketts James, 78, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Palestine Regional Medical Center.
Graveside Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home.
To view online, leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Lawrence Wesson Jr.
GLEN ALLAN – Lawrence Milton “Bozie” Wesson Jr. died Friday, July 10, 2009, on his 64th birthday at his home in Glen Allan. He was born July 10, 1945, in Baldwyn to Lawrence Milton “Bull” Wesson Sr. and Dorothy Louise Neeley Wesson. He was a 1963 graduate of Baldwyn High School. He attended Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville and obtained a master’s degree in education from Mississippi State University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a teacher and coach in Ocilla, Ga., Marshall Academy, New ALbany, Mantachie and Forest.
A memorial service was held Sunday, July 12, at his home in Glen Allan.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth Harrison Wesson; three sons, Lawrence Milton “Larry” Wesson III, Scott Jeffreys Wesson and Bobby Jarvis Wesson; one sister, Anita Wesson Caldwell; two brothers, Malcolm Jarvis Wesson and David Neal Wesson; five grandchildren, Ginger, Ryan, Dylan, Luke and Nicholas Wesson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents, Alec Buckner Neeley and Myrtle Neeley, and Gaston and Annie Jarvis Wesson.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Howard Brassfield
MATHISTON – Howard Brassfield, 79, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, in Columbus.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County.

Lucille Tomlinson
TUPELO – Lucille Holley Tomlinson, 80, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Tippah County native, she was born July 28, 1928, to Ezra and Rettie Skinner Holley. She was married for 52 years to Holmes Tomlinson, who died March 31, 1998. She and her family lived in numerous states, settling in Tupelo in 1962. She enjoyed meeting new people, playing bridge and traveling. She was quite fond of the dog, Jack. She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Roberta Stacey Ladies Bible Class.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Steve Hurt and the Rev. David Eldridge officiating. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Providence Cemetery near Tiplersville.
Survivors include two daughters, Judie Tomlinson of Memphis and Joy Tomlinson of Tupelo; two sisters, Ara Hopper of Ripley and Oleta Ann Dillinger (Willie) of Walnut; lifelong special friends, Harold and Peggy Grissom and their family of Baldwyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; her infant son, James Ronnie Tomlinson; her sister, Eva Hopper; and her brother J B Holley.
Pallbearers will be Harold Grissom, Hal Grissom, Brian Grissom, Aubrey Hayes, Kenneth Drewery, Jackie Dillinger and Mike Drewery. Honorary pallbearers will be the ladies of the Roberta Stacey Bible Study Class.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Senior Friends of Calvary Baptist Church, P.O .Box 1008, Tupelo MS 38802; or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Timothy R. Patton
ARLINGTON, Tenn. – Timothy R. Patton, 42, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1966, in Oxford. He was an HVAC technician for Roy May Heating and Air in Cordova, Tenn., and a Methodist.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn.
He is survived by his mother, Norma Jean Patton of Memphis; two brothers, Michael Knight Patton (Brenda) of Ellendale, Tenn., and Patrick Patton (Judy) of Tupelo; one sister, Andrea Patton Kerr (Eddie) of Oakland, Tenn.; his companion, Sandi Price of Arlington, Tenn., and her children, Nick Thompson (Brandy) of Rossville, Tenn., Nicole Thompson (L.B.) and L.B.’s son, Eli Eubanks, of Arlington, and Devon Price of Arlington; his “memaw,” Gene Lamz of Arlington; three nieces, Emily Patton of Bartlett, Tenn., Tina Bethay (Daniel) of Dorsey and Regina Peebles (Joe) of Southaven; four nephews, Alex Patton of Bartlett, Grahm Patton and Tyler Patton, both of Ellendale, and Scott Rollins (Stephanie) of Tupelo; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Patton.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the ASPCA.
Eddie Denley
BRUCE – Eddie Parker Denley, 75, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 1, 1934, in Slate Springs. He was a former heavy equipment operator and the owner of an upholstery shop for 40 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Bruce United Methodist Church. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rex Wilburn and the Rev. Ron Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Shelton Denley of Bruce; two daughters, Gaile Denley James and Bubby of Bruce, and Cathy Marie Denley of Tupelo; two granddaughters, Nicole Stamper and Kayla Denley; two great-grandchildren, Nic Stamper and Jasmyn Stamper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Pascal Denley and Lina Cantrell Denley; two daughters, Julia Anna Denley and Edith Denley; and two brothers, James Roy Denley and George F. Denley.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Miller, Jeff McCormick, Terry Dean Cain, Randall Sutherland, William Rogers and Mike Denley.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Nell Johnson
ROWLETT, Texas – Nell Jones Johnson, 93, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Senior Care at Lakepointe in Rowlett, Texas. She was born Oct. 23, 1915, in Prentiss County to James F. and Mamie Prince Jones. She resided in Booneville until three years ago when she moved to Texas to live with her daughters. She was employed for 19 years with Brown Shoe Company. She was a lifelong member of Gaston Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and church pianist, and served in many other capacities over the years. She was a member of the Booneville Poetry Society and loved writing poems and articles of interest.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Gaston Baptist Church with Bro. Milton Koon officiating. Burial will follow in the Gaston Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Mamie Cain of Rockwall, Texas; nine grandchildren, Bryan Johnson (Cindy), Eric Hindman (Judy), Janet Hindman, Christie Courtney (Bud), Tracey King (Jeff), Scott Hindman, Candace Williams (Wes), Jeff Johnson (Shannon) and Brandon Johnson (Crystal); 15 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Dot Johnson of Dallas, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jeff Johnson; her daughter, Shirley Hindman; her son, Jim Johnson; her sister, Lurline Davis; and three brothers, Omar, Vance and Clyde Jones.
Pallbearers will be Charles McGee, Don Eubank, Phil Worley, Jimmy Murphy, Norman Young and Bruce McCutchen.
Visitation will be until 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earnestine Hughes
HOLLY SPRINGS – Earnestine Hughes, 53, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Grays Chapel CME Church Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Inez Golden
SALTILLO – Inez Golden died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Charles F. Ford
OXFORD – Charles F. Ford, 84, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.
Burial will be Saturday at Fellowship Cemetery in Taylorsville. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Robert Ward
AMORY – Robert Earl Ward, 77, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born March 3, 1932, in Monroe County to Eddie Lee Ward and Eddie Lou Spears. He attended Rolling War Elementary School and Shivers High School in Aberdeen. He was employed at Tootsie Roll Candy Company. He served several years in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He was involved in the Korean conflict from 1944-1946. He was a member of Cedar Grove M.B. Church in Aberdeen.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove M.B. Church with Pastor Henry Brownlee officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, James Earl Ward of Chicago, Mark E. Ward of Amory and Lesley Cornelius Ward of Aberdeen; one daughter, Marilyn Smith of Milwaukee, Wis.; a special cousin and caregiver, Walter Word of Amory; eight grandchildren and seveb great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Alma E. McNairy.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.

Vick Holland
RED BAY, Ala. – Vick Holland, 80, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 27, 1929, in Franklin County, Ala., to William Luther and Margie Murphy Holland. He was an employee of Mueller Brass for 22 years and STI Trucking for 15 years. He was a member of Bethel Church of God.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Ivy Holland of Red Bay, Ala.; two sons, Randy Holland (Kathy) and Randall Holland (Regina), all of Red Bay; one daughter, Rhonda Hester (Tony) of Red Bay; one brother, Arvin Holland (Lillie) on Monticello, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Kristin Nunley (Gannon), Kyle Palmer, Sarah Hester, Lauren Holland, Leah Palmer, Grant Holland, Maddie Holland, Emily Hester and Jake Holland; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Alvis Holland; and a nephew, Tommy Holland.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, family and friends.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time on Saturday.

Daryl Blackmon
BYHALIA – Daryl Donnell Blackmon, 36, formerly of Canton, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Old True Light M.B. Church in Canton. 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 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

Mitchell Glidewell
CORINTH – Mitchell Glidewell died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at the Mississippi Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today.

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. today 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, Florene 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.

Ann Daniel
TUPELO – Ann Parker Daniel, 80, died Thursday July 16,2009 at Cedars Health Care in Tupelo. She was a retired Church of God minister, ministering on radio and T.V. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Pastor Jason Alexander and First Lady Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Gattis of Guntown; one granddaughter, Jimmah Dunn of Corinth; one great-granddaughter, Niki McNutt (Mark) of Saltillo; three sisters, Betty Harmon of Nettleton, Ruth Patterson of Saltillo and Peggy Ryan of Nettleton; one brother, Gordon Parker (Opal) of Nettleton; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Isom and Liz Parker; and three sisters and three brothers.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Annie Clark
STARKVILLE – Annie Estes Clark, 88, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wise Funeral Home in Eupora. Burial will be in Maben Memorial Gardens.
Verdie Taylor
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – Verdie Edwards Taylor, 89, formerly of Bruce, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the Brookside Inn in Castle Rock, Colo. She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Calhoun County to Eathan and Freddie Coston Edwards. She married Robert Taylor of Derma on Aug. 3, 1941.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Robin Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Terry Taylor Hein (Dwight) of Castle Rock, Colo.; one sister, Allye Card (Robert) of Tupelo; a son-in-law, Lee Worley of Smryna, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Damon (Jennifer) Hein and Jared (Laura) Hein, both of Colorado, and Chad Worley, Justin Worley and Jason (Danielle)Worley, all of Tennessee; four great-grandchildren, Kira Hein and Jason Hein of Colorado, and Caleb Breeden and Bryce Worley of Tennessee; one aunt, Glennie McKibben of Senatobia; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 300 N. Church St., Tupelo, MS 38804.

Mary James
AMORY – Mary Ann Louise James, 72, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born Feb. 5, 1937, in Chickasaw County to Robert and Isabella Smith. She attended school in Wren. She married Charley Preston James. She was a CNA nurse and was employed at Aircap (now MTD) for 36 years until she retired. She was a member of New Prospect M.B. Church. She will be missed by many.
Services will be at noon Saturday at New Prospect M.B. Church in Nettleton with Pastor George Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Danny C. (Sharon) James of Tupelo, Charles Jerome (Judy) James of Shannon, Harvey Lee (Harriet) James of Nettleton, Carl (Hope) James of Tupelo and Andrew Lee James of Nettleton; her daughters, Deola Louise Shaw of Florissant, Mo., Melva Bernadette James and Arnita Louvette James, both of Nettleton; a grandson, niece and nephew who were reared in her home, Glendale Clark, Earline Carouthers and Deadre Maurice James; two sisters, Olivia Marie Smith of St. Louis, Mo., and Estelle McGoughy of Jackson, Tenn.; one brother, Levert Johnson of Detroit, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Estella James of St. Louis; one uncle, John Joe (Velvetine) Cox of Gary, Ind.; 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.

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