Obituaries July 18, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Kathryn Holloway
BIG CREEK – Kathryn Melton Holloway, 83, died July 16, 2011, at her home. She was born July 12, 1928, in Calhoun County. She was a member of Derma Baptist Church and an inspector at Grenada Industries.
Services will be 10 a.m Tuesday at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City with the Rev. Jim Vance and the Rev. James West officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include sons, Larry (Gail) Holloway of Coffeeville and David (Bonnie) Holloway of Hernando; daughters, Barbara White of Big Creek, Brenda (Dennis) Allen of Grenada and Becky Stam of Eustis, Fla.; sister, Ester Blakely of Grenada; brothers, James Edward Melton of Greenville and Charles Melton of Fayetteville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Winfred Holloway; her parents, Hubert Edward and Ludie Lester Melton; and her brothers, Ottis Melton and Hubert A. Melton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Hill Cemetery Fund, 762 CR 308, Big Creek, MS 38914.

Clara Key
BALDWYN – Clara Key died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Paul Gray Sr.
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Paul Johnson Gray Sr., 71, died July 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. He was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Lamar to Melvin and Myrtis Gray.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Adam Vinson officiating. Burial will be in Rice Chapel Cemetery in Lamar. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his spouse, Sarah K. Gray of Collierville; two sons, Paul Gray Jr. (Vickie) of Ashland and Chris Gray (Malena) of Holly Springs; daughter-in-law, Melissa Gray (wife of deceased son, Rodney Gray); two sisters, Opal Grisham and Joyce Rochelle, both of Slayden; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ethel Davis
OKOLONA – Ethel Davis, 70, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Crosspointe Ministries in Tupelo. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A memorial service and wake will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lillie James
OXFORD – Lillie Mae James, 91, formerly of Oxford, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East, Memphis.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Oxford.
Memorials may be made to the Old Union Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles Dennis, 113 CR 375, Water Valley, MS 38965.

Mae Cornelius
MANTACHIE – Mae Cornelius, 94, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the CountryWood
Plantation Assisted Living Home in Mantachie. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie.

Robert Plunkett
HATLEY – Robert Plunkett, 71, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Inc. of Amory.
Rev. James Davis
WEST POINT – Rev. James H. “Skeet” Davis, 59, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. James Harvin Davis was born Nov. 4, 1951, in West Point to Sarah E. “Sis” Cartee and Bennie Davis. He was a Church of God Minister for 35 years, serving most recently at the Maben Church of God. He had worked for Prestage Farms for nine years. He was a member of Maben Church of God and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam. James Harvin “Skeet” Davis married Janice Davis, July 5, 1970, in West Point.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with his daughters, Mrs. Samatha Gann and Mrs. Ashley Robinson speaking for the family along with Mr. Bubba Davis. Burial will follow in Davis Family Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Janice D. Davis of West Point; two daughters, Samantha Gann (Tink) of Amory and Ashley Robinson (Jud) of West Point; two grandchildren, Ihle Gann and Marli Robinson; three brothers, Benny Ray Davis (Linda) of Aberdeen, Ronnie Davis (Cathy) of Cedar Bluff and the Rev. Donnie Davis (Yvonne) of Sturgis.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Glenda Carol Boland; and his brother, Hubert Wayne Davis.
Pallbearers will be Chris Cliett, Steve Terry, Billy Parker, Larry Dodson, Bubba Davis, Jerry Davis, Jimmy Blankenship and Byron Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Maben Church of God and his nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.,
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Joel Nichols
TUPELO – Joel Nichols, 58, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness.
Services will be 11a.m. Tuesday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday. Burial will be in Gilvo Cemetery. A full obituary will run in Tuesday’s paper. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel are in charge of the arrangements.
Beverly Jackson
WALNUT – Beverly Pannell Rutherford Jackson, 50, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Baptist East in Memphis after an extended illness. She was born Feb. 9, 1961, to Irva Richardson Tatum and Charles Pannell, both of Ripley. She was a member of Golden Hill United Methodist Church, which she joined at an early age. She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, baking and sharing those goodies with others. She loved being with her family. She loved music and felt honored to be included in the family for the group, Dakota, whom she affectionately called her boys. She will be especially remembered for her sense of humor.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Darling officiating. Burial will be in Golden Hill Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Martindale (Tim) of Corinth; her parents, Irva Richardson Tatum of Ripley and Charles Pannell of Ripley; one granddaughter, Madison Jumper of Corinth; five sisters, Shelia Kern and Debbie Brady (Howell), both of Ripley, Liane Prahl (Bob) of Neenah, Wis., her twin sister, Bonnie Hodge-Brown (Lonnie) of Middleton, Tenn. and Jackyn Meeks (Neal) of Tiplersville; several nieces and nephews; long time companion, Wayne Jackson; and a special caregiver, Brunell Hopper.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene (Gene) Rutherford; and her maternal and paternal grandparents, Lonnie and Ira Richardson and Will and Lillian Pannell.
Pallbearers will be Tony Decanter, Ronnie Decanter, Randy Pannell, Allen Pannell, Brian Jackson and Bradley Jackson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.To view obituaries on-line and sign guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

John Yarber Sr.
CORINTH – John Wayne Yarber Sr., 73, died July 16, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corinthian Funeral Home. Burial will be in Clear Creek Church of Christ Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Johnnie Hinderliter
IUKA – Johnnie Seago Hinderliter, 64, died July 16, 2011, in Buckeye, Ariz. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Eddie Boyd
QUINCY – Mr. Eddie Joe Boyd, 55, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at his home. He was born in Aberdeen on Aug. 6, 1955, to F.O. Boyd Jr and Mildred West Boyd.
Eddie attended Amory Schools. He was a member of New Hope Methodist Church. He worked in the sawmill prior to becoming disabled. Eddie had a love for his family, animals and music, especially playing the piano.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Durrett Cemetery in Quincy with Bro. Mac Phillips officiating. Burial will follow. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by brother, Donald (Brenda) Boyd of Amory; his nephew, Brad Boyd of Saltillo; his niece, Niki Boyd (Les) Zemnes of Birmingham; great-nephews, Blake and Braden Boyd and Harrison Zemnes; and special friend, Mae Robertson of Aberdeen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Boyd.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home with procession to the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Amory Humane Society, P.O. Box 660, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Boyd family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Flira Byrge
HELENWOOD, Tenn. – Flira Mildrige Byrge, 80, of Helenwood, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at her home.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Slick Rock Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Delbert Umphrey and the Rev. Michael Massengale officiating. Burial will be in Slick Rock Cemetery. West-Murley Funeral home of Oneida, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.
To sign our online guestbook, visit www.westmurleyfh.net.