Obituaries July 17, 2010

Martha Andrews
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Martha Eugene Dodds Andrews, 58, formerly of Aberdeen, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Myra Barber
OXFORD – Myra Barber, 83, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She was born on Dec. 24, 1926, in Water Valley. She graduated from Water Valley High School as valedictorian of her class in 1944. She received a BAE, MAE and Advanced Master’s degree from the University of Mississippi. She was a retired school teacher after 35 years. She was a reading improvement teacher for eight years at Northwest Community College; supervisor of interns from Ole Miss; and a member of the Lafayette Retired Teacher’s Association and Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Miss Barber was a member of First Baptist Church and the Explorers Bible Study.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Oxford with Dr. Eric Hankins and Dr. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Del Aven and her husband, Russ, of Oxford; one niece, Debra Aven Swartzendruber; and two great-nieces, Abbey and Gracie Swartzendruber.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Forest and Ora Harvey Barber, and a nephew, Anson Aven.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 800 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, MS 38655; Gideons International, PO Box 142, Oxford, MS 38655 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Visit the website www.wallerfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

Owenton J. Henry
MATHISTON – Owenton J. Henry, 88, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Brooklyn Hall Personal Care Home in Mathiston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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. As a child she lived for three years in White Springs Resort, which was a very special place to her. She 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 Bella Vista. She was a very active member of Harrisburg Baptist Church for 68 years and one of the oldest members. Mrs. Anderson was 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. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Forrest Sheffield and her nephew, Bro. Johnny Duvall, 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 service time today at the funeral home.
Survivors include her two sons, William Leon Anderson (Eula) of Bossier City, La., and Thomas Haley “Tom” Anderson (Carole) of Plantersville; 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; 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.

Haskell Rhea
MYRTLE – Haskell Elenor Shirley Rhea, 75, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at her residence. She was born Dec. 25, 1934, in Tupelo to Green Milton Shirley and Martha Elenor Wilder Shirley. She was a retired purchasing agent for Hoover. She was a longtime member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and served in the WMU as secretary/treasurer. She was a columnist for the New Albany Gazette.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Louie Williams and Rev. Bill Foley officiating. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Malcolm Rhea of Myrtle; a daughter, Belinda Rhea Davis of Myrtle; a son, Gary Rhea (Nancy) of Myrtle; a sister, Carolyn Freiday of Aiken, S.C.; two brothers, James Shirley and Ray Shirley, both of Myrtle; and a granddaughter Hailey Rhea Mattox (James Michael) of Myrtle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be Steve Webber, Rod Work, David Reeves, Tommy Freiday, Greg Hunt, Rusty Rodecker, Thad Moody, Jimmy Shirley and Kevin Cooper.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at United Funeral Service in New Albany.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

William Ferguson Jr.
AMORY – William Bryan Ferguson Jr., 86, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Golden Living Nursing Center in Amory. Born Sept. 2, 1923, in Abbeville, he was the son of the late William B. Ferguson Sr. and Sarah Francis King Ferguson. He had lived in Smithville, New Orleans and Smithville. Before his retirement, he worked as a plumber. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Amory congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He enjoyed fishing.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, David Ferguson (Donna) of Jackson, Tenn.; his wife, Dorothy S. Ferguson of Jackson, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Heather Rice, April Pate and Amber Pate; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Boyd Leon Ferguson.

Eulander Bell
BALDWYN – Eulander Bell died Friday, July 16, 2010, at her home in Baldwyn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Sheila Hutcheson
SALTILLO – Sheila Rose Watson Hutcheson, 46, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was an assistant teacher for Lee County Schools and an avid Ole Miss fan. She enjoyed sporting events, her dogs, Emma and Lexie, and spending time with her friends and family. She was a member of Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in McNeal Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Ray Hutcheson of Saltillo; her mother, Jimme Sue Watson of Guntown; two sons, Joey Hutcheson and Collin Hutcheson, both of Saltillo; two sisters, Judy Stevenson (Clay) of Guntown and Bobbie Sue Robinson (Marty) of Saltillo; two brothers, Donald Watson (Angie) of Guntown and Terry Watson (Angie) of Saltillo; her father-in-law, Gerald Hutcheson; a sister-in-law, Linda Bates (Danny); a brother-in-law, Randy Hutcheson (Fonda); 16 nieces and nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her father, Bobby Wayne Watson, and her mother-in-law, Jimmie Hutcheson.
Pallbearers will be Chris Stevenson, Chase Watson, Chad Watson, Drew Phillips, Matthew Dillard, Austin Dillard, Blake Hutcheson and Adam Lindsey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Judy Stevenson, Bobbie Sue Robinson, Nancy Baker, Betty Kellum, Linda Anglin, Linda Bates, Angie Presley, Judy May, Joyce Robinson, Lauren Stanford, Anna Kathryn Feather, Jessi Stevenson and Sheri Dillard.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Lebonheur Children’s Medical Center.

Kathy Carlock
TUPELO – Kathy Waters Carlock, 57, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at The North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of Tupelo, she was born Nov. 23, 1952, to William “Bill” and Betty Jo Ballard Waters. She was the bookkeeper for George Ruff Buick, Olds in Tupelo for 24 years. She was an avid Ole Miss fan and loved animals, especially her dog, Sparky.
While private services for the family will be held at a later date, visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors on Jefferson Street.
Survivors include two daughters, Deana Carlock and Traci Carlock, both of Tupelo; two sisters, Brenda Britt (Carl) of Lexington and Patty Tucker of Tupelo; one brother, Billy Waters (Susanne) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three nieces, Stefanie Oliver (Rodney) of Tupelo, Jaime Lyn Trotter (Beau) of Denver, Colo., and Ashley Strebe (Paul) of Murfreesboro; three nephews, Bo Britt of Lexington, Tad Tucker of Tupelo and Zack Waters (Sandie) of Murfreesboro; several great-nieces and great-nephews; her special great-nephew, Jeffrey Oliver of Tupelo.
Memorials may be made to The Palmer Home, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703; or Faith Haven, P.O. Box 835, Tupelo MS 38802.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Patricia Dixon
OLIVE BRANCH – Patricia Ann Dixon, 74, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. She was born Aug. 24, 1935. She was a retired general secretary and a member of the First Baptist Church of Olive Branch.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church at Big Creek with the Rev. Donnie Stewart and the Rev. John Hearn officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery at Big Creek. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Gary Dixon of Olive Branch; one son, Greg Dixon (Martha) of Senatobia; her mother, Louise Hendrix Wright of Big Creek; two brothers, William Price Wright (Linda Nell) of Pittsboro and James Harold Wright (Linda) of Derma; two grandchildren, Kyle Dixon and Trent Dixon; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Wright.
Pallbearers will be Mike Wright, Ken Wright, Jamie Wright, Neil Wright, David Dixon, Kevin Dixon, Ronnie Dixon, Bruce Dixon and Matthew Cates.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Olive Branch.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Jewell Puckett
TISHOMINGO – Jewell Puckett died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Tishomingo Manor in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

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 was reared in a Christian home and acknowledged the need for salvation at an early age. He received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior at Poplar Springs CME Church in Shannon. He received his formal education in the Nettleton School District. He attended the Tupelo School of Beauty, where he earned a 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. He married Elide Cristina Garrido on Jan. 31, 2004.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Hope Church with the Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs CME Church Cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Elide Cristina Green of Tupelo; three sons, Vincent Green (Tia) of Saltillo, Harold Green of Tupelo and Darius 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 Corona Smith (Robert) of Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight brothers, Wilford Green (Carcenie) of Shannon, W.T. Green (Annie) of Nettleton, Nathaniel James (Mary) of St. Louis, Mo., Oliver Nelson (Brenda Gail) of West Point, and Kelvin, Michael (Glenda), Marty, Jeffery and Sammy Denman, all 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; 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.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time today.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

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 today 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.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Sarah Tackett
RIPLEY – Sarah Frances Tackett, 92, died Thursday, July 25, 2010, at the Barton W. Stone Home in Jacksonville, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Larry Rogers
ABERDEEN – Larry James Rogers, 52, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Belle Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
To sign the online guest register, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Nellie Capansky
RIPLEY – Nellie May Kirk Capansky, 93, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born Oct. 12, 1916, to John R. and Pearl Waters Martin in East Point, Ga. She retired after 30 years of service with Minute Maid/Coke Company, working in the Research and Development Department. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ripley.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Ripley with Dr. Rex Yancey and the Rev. William J. “Bill” Connolly officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Charles E. Kirk Jr. and wife, Joy, of Ripley; one stepson, Mark Alan Capansky and wife, Polly, of Woodstock, Va.; one daughter, Jane K. Driver of Wildwood, Fla.; two sisters, Vivian M. Steiner of Plymouth, Fla., and Dorothy M. VanZant of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Charles E. Kirk Sr.; her second husband, Robert T. “Cap” Capansky; one sister, Daisy M. Lowe; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the funeral home, then from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Robert Owens
CORINTH – Robert Jermine Owens, 29, died Wednesday, July 24, 2010, at the North Hill Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.

Shane Delay
WEST POINT – Shane Marshall Delay, 23, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at the Baptist Memorial Medical Center-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was the Personnel Development Manager for Navistar Defense in West Point. Before moving to West Point, he worked in Korea and Iraq with Navistar products as a civilian contractor.
A memorial funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James Towery officiating, along with friends Steve Butler and Jimmy Morgan. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include locally a close friend, Dana Morgan of West Point; his parents, two sisters, two brothers, his grandmother and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Joe Armstrong Jr.
VERONA – Joe Armstrong Jr., 68, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born June 13, 1942, in Lee County to Joe and Mable Armstrong. He was a graduate of Provine High School and attended Itawamba Junior College. He was a United States Navy veteran. He worked as an electrician for Krueger for 24 years and for Foamex for 13 years before retiring due to his health. He was a member of Verona First Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Tupelo Masonic Lodge 318. He was an avid storyteller and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He loved his family and adored his grandchildren.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Roberson and Bro. Jimmy Henry officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Betty Williams Armstrong of Verona; one son, Steven (Angela) Armstrong of Tupelo; his mother, Mable Armstrong of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Alex Armstrong and Sydney Armstrong, both of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Paul Armstrong.
Pallbearers will be David Hall, Carl Ray Bailey, Greg Wood, Randy Gammill, Brad McGraw, Jeremy Williams, Sammy Matkins, Phil Wheeler and Ray Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alex Armstrong, Sydney Armstrong, Leon Armstrong, James Hall, Bobby Williams, Dan Williams, Billy Ray Williams, Jimmy Williams and Billy Bailey.
Memorials may be made to Darlington Oaks Hospice, 107 Skeet Drive, Verona, MS 38879; or First Baptist Church of Verona.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Gerald Cagle
BOONEVILLE – Gerald Duncan Cagle, 62, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at his home in the Friendship Community.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at East Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Sunday at the church.

Louise Jackson
BOONEVILLE – Martha Louise Brown Jackson, 79, died Friday, July 16, 20010, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jerry Douell
PONTOTOC – Jerry Douell, 63, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nadine Gillespie
PONTOTOC – Nadine P. Gillespie, 91, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at the Sunshine Nursing Home in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc.

Faith Wright
AMORY – Faith Sanderson Wright, infant daughter of Justin and Claire Sanderson Wright, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Even though she didn’t have life on Earth with her family, she was already loved by many and will always be an inspiration to all of them. Faith Sanderson Wright has truly blessed her family.
Private graveside services were Friday, July 16, at the Haughton Memorial Park in Amory with Dr. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Justin and Claire Sanderson Wright; one brother, Paxton Finley Wright of Amory; her grandparents, Rick Sanderson (Donna Graves), Benny and Wanda Wright, and Debe and Bill Blount, all of Amory, and Vicki and Wayne Estep of Columbus; her great-grandparents, Dick and Earlene Sanderson, Mary Ann Sumrall, and Margie Hoots, all of Amory, Lynwood Wright of Tupelo; aunts, Caitlin Holloway (Kyle) of Amory, Penny Boyett (Patrick) of Winfield, Ala., Jennifer Spencer (Clint) of Houston, Tenn.; uncles, Ben Wright (Leigh Ann) and Ryan Simmons, both of Amory, and Bear Horne of Memphis; and other special family members including Merri Sanderson, Steve and Mary Sanderson, Katherine and Ben Riley, Lyn and Dale Wright, Rachel, Abby and Patrick Wright; and cousins, Garrett Parham, Tripp Horne, Emma Wright, Jilanna Simmons, and Reagan, Rush and Reece Boyett.
She was preceded in death by her aunt, Emily Wright Horne, and cousin, Mary Margaret Sanderson.
Pallbearers will be Justin Michael Wright and Paxton Finley Wright.

Billy D. Ryland
BALDWYN – Billy D. Ryland, 75, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He retired as a pipeline contractor for over 40 years and he was a gunsmith. He served in the U. S. Army and he was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Effie, La.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn. Private services will be held.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jennie Floyd Ryland of Baldwyn; two sons, Nicholas Ryland (Cindy) of Nederland, Texas, and Rodney Davis (Lisa) of Saltillo; one daughter, Missy Whitney (Anthony) of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Brandie Brussard (Michael) and Brittany Davis of Saltillo; one great-grandchild, Grace Addilyn Brussard of Nederland, Texas; a special child, Mickey Eleopoulos of Saltillo; one sister, Pauline Bordelon (Rowland) of Mandeville, La; two nieces; a special cousin, Tildon Ryland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Bernice Ryland, and a special cousin, Virgie Ryland.

Charlotte Hellums
RED BAY – Charlotte Hellums, 59, died Saturday, July 16, 2010, in Colbert County, Ala. She was born July 27, 1950, in Alabama to Donald Eugene “Buster” and Helen Nelson McDowell. She was in education and counseling for 36 years and was most recently a guidance counselor at Red Bay High School since 1995. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Red Bay.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Red Bay with the Rev. Buster Timmons and Gordon Blair officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Wallace William “Wally” Hellums of Red Bay; three daughters, Elizabeth Hellums Blair (Gordon) of Birmingham, Samantha Hellums Moody (Kale) of Starkville and Catherine Hellums Brown (Blake) of Athens, Ala.; two sons, Mac Wallace Hellums (Lori) of Tuscumbia and Patrick William Hellums of Red Bay; four grandchildren, Will Moody and Molly Moody, both of Starkville, John Edward “Jeb” Blair of Birmingham and Elizabeth Grace Hellums of Tuscumbia; and her mother, Helen McDowell of Red Bay.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Pallbearers will be Kale Moody, Blake Brown, Gordon Blair, Brian Bolton, Johnny Cleveland, Kenny Sparks, David Markum and Jeff Barksdale.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Charlotte Hellums Memorial Scholarship Fund at Red Bay High School.

Crystal Presley
FULTON – Crystal Earnest Presley, 30, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in Lee County.
Services were Friday, July 16, at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial was in New Home Cemetery.

Greg Hayes
CORINTH – Gregory Keith “Greg” Hayes, 49, died Thursday, July 25, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth.
Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today.

Timothy Boyette
HOUSTON – Timothy Bryan Boyette, 29, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Trace Regional Hospital. He was born in Selmer, Tenn. He was a carpenter and a member of the Thorn Church of God.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Thorn Church of God with Bro. Arnold Amason officiating. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, James A. Boyette of Pocahontas, Tenn., and his mother, Garie Boyette of Houlka; two children, Alexis Boyette of New Hope and Timothy Boyette of Golden; one brother, James Boyette Jr. of Houlka; one sister, Jamie Schmitz of Pocahontas, Tenn.; his grandmother, Barbara Boyette of Pocahontas, Tenn.
To sign the online registry, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

Steve Eddings
NEW ALBANY – Steve Marten Eddings, 63, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at his residence. He was born Jan. 20, 1947, in Union County to George Eddings and Rubye Murry Eddings Stacks. He graduated from New Albany High School, and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and Southern Arkansas University Tech in Walnut Ridge, Ark. He was a Mason and a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany.
Services will be at 11a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Dr. Kermit McGregor and Rev. W.L. Oaks officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with a Masonic graveside service. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Anita Eddings of New Albany; three sons, Rob Eddings (Cindy) of New Albany, Mark Eddings of Hattiesburg and Daniel Eddings (Amanda) of New Albany; two grandsons, Dillin Eddings and Landon Eddings, both of New Albany; three brothers, Gael Eddings of Arlington, Texas, Freddie Stacks and Richard Stacks, both of New Albany; and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be David Foley, Elvis Thomas, Tommy McMillen, Travis DeCanter, Henry Applewhite and Steve Hall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 216 Hwy. 15 N., New Albany, MS 38652 or to Blue Mountain College, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
In honor of Steve Eddings, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the U.S. Navy at the funeral home during visitation and service.

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