Obituaries July 2, 2010

Sam Turner
TOCCOPOLA – Samuel Eugene “Sam” Turner Sr., 64, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his home in Toccopola.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Kingdom Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 823 Hwy. 334, Oxford, MS 38655.
Visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

Roxie Jeffries
BOONEVILLE – Roxie Loyd Williams Jeffries, 90, formerly of Holly Springs, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Booneville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Saturday.

Tommie K. McDonald
BATESVILLE, Ark. – Tommie K. McDonald, 91, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at White River Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
Lena Joyner
SLAYDEN – Lena Morse Joyner, 91, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Slayden Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pearlene Thomas
WEST POINT – Pearlene Thomas, 68, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Thomas Cemetery in West Point. 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.

Thelma Gilreath
ABERDEEN – Thelma Inez Gilreath, 96, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was born March 4, 1914, to John Wesley Wilson and Flonnie Bell Prissock Wilson in Winston County. She lived in Monroe County for the past 74 years. She retired as a seamstress from T.I.L. Garment Industry. She was a member of Herman Cumberland Presbyterian Church and attended Bethel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Philip Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn Williams of Talbott, Tenn., Sandra Law and husband, James, of Aberdeen and Barbara Blair and husband, Robert, of Hamilton; one sister, Mary Holladay of Aberdeen; one brother, Harvey Wilson of Sturgis; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Franklin Gilreath; one grandson, Darryl Williams; and one son-in-law, Ervin Williams.
Pallbearers will be Keith Blair, John Jank, Johnny Turner, Samuel Turner, Bryan Guin and Bruce Vice.
Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Sign the guest register and leave condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Rosaline McClung
TUPELO – Rosaline Maryann Botelho McClung, 63, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was born on Dec. 24, 1946, in Hawaii to Harold Benjamin Botelho and Elizabeth Paik Botelho. A graduate of Wanae High School and Itawamba Community College, she was employed at BancorpSouth. She was a member of Hope Church, where she sang in the choir. She also attended Lifeline Fellowship Church. She was a strong advocate for Women First. She was a private, soft-spoken person who loved people and animals.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today Friday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Chris Barker officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Survivors include her mother, Molly Correia of Honolulu, Hawaii; one daughter, Kimberly Sue McClung Clark and her husband, David Clark, of Tupelo; two brothers, Al Steele and Tony Spears, both of Texas; six sisters, Betty Ann Ishiki, Yvonne Botelho and Susan Valles, all of Honolulu, Luann Nakahara of Las Vegas, Nev., Janice Pigott of Texas and Brenda Moore of New York; a special friend, Laura Fisher.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Honorary pallbearers will be George Nakahara, Lloyd Young, Pali Ishiki, Cleo McClung, Terry Duncan, Millard McClung, Royce Duncan, Rad Clark, and Thanial, Robert, Tony and Mike Sargent.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Shirley Murphree
RANDOLPH – Shirley Correan Murphree, 68, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Calhoun County. She was a graduate of Northwest School of Nursing and worked as an licensed practical nurse for more than 26 years. She was retired from Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc. She was of the Apostolic faith. She was a devoted wife and mother who was a servant of others.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Bro. Jerry Wilson will officiate, and Bro. Harlon Smith will assist. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Labon N. Murphree of Randolph; one daughter, Paula R. Murphree Webb and husband, Chris, of Pontotoc; one son, Nathanael L. Murphree and wife, Shari, of Cleveland; one sister, Edith McNair of the Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc; two brothers, J.W. Tapley of Ridgeland and Odis Wade Tapley of Pearl; and two grandchildren, Zack and Zoie Murphree.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerome Tapley and Maudie Pinion Tapley, and a sister, Janie Ruth Tapley.
Pallbearers will be Danny Harold Gregory, Billy Montgomery, Danny Wayne Murphree, Roy Lynn Murphree, Dr. Jonathan Massey and Dr. Todd Threadgill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carla Baldwin, Mary Ford, Teresa Bryant and Geraldine Taylor.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Dorothy Jones
OXFORD – Dorothy Murphrey Jones, 86, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born in Water Valley. She was a retired beautician and a charter member of Anchor Baptist Church, She loved reading her Bible, playing the piano, singing in the choir at Taylor Baptist Church and the company of her black lab, Samson.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Cemetery with Richard Williams officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Lynnette Williams and her husband, Richard, of Taylor, Joyce McDonald of Tulsa, Okla., Janice Martin of Taylor and Shawnna Jaser of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Rick Williams, Corey McDonald, Casey McDonald and Jordan Jaser; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norwood L. Jones, and a sister, Faye DeLeon.
Visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com to leave online condolences.

Tracey Butler
FALKNER – Tracey Louann Butler, 38, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was the former owner of Tracey’s Day Care and a member of Juliette Baptist Church in Corinth.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Carroll Talley officiating. Burial will be in Little Hope Cemetery at Falkner.
Survivors include her mother, Shelia Smith (Larry) of Corinth; her father, Johnny Butler (Linda) of Ripley; one brother, Brandon Butler (Amy) of Falkner; her grandmother, Mavis Wilbanks of Falkner; a half sister, B.J. Butler-Lewis (Paul) of New Albany; one stepbrother, Brad Keesee (Tammy) of Ripley; one niece, Anna Grace Butler ; one nephew, Blake Butler, both of Falkner; and a special friend, John James of Falkner.
Pallbearers will be John James, Larry Smith, Robert James, Jacob Jones, Paul Lewis and Arthur Wilbanks.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Keesee, Kerry Keesee, Mandy Grisham and Lauren James.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to ALSAC-St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Eula Mae Young
BALDWYN – Eula Mae Pruitt Young, 85, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born May 17, 1925, in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Reddick and Cornelia Pruitt. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Community Church in Guntown, where she was the senior choir director and a member of the senior ministry. She worked at NMMC and Oakview Nursing Home and as the manager of the deli at Turner’s Big Star in Baldwyn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Community Church in Guntown, MS with Bro. J.S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Memorial Garden in Guntown. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor A. Ricks and Lovice McGaha, both of Baldwyn; one son-in-law, F.R. Mitchell of Baldwyn; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lorenzia Young; one daughter, Lee Ethel Mitchell; three sisters, Annie E. Richardson, Redic Pruitt and Maxine Pruitt; one brother, Floyzell Shamby; one great-grandson, Michael DeJarnett.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today with a family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Alan Locke
OXFORD – Alan Byron Locke, 79, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his home near Oxford. Born in Memphis to Albert and Ada Locke, he had lived in the Oxford area since 1969. He was a retired lineman from South Central Bell with 42 years and three months of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Oxford Church of Christ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Brewer and Eric Dahl officiating. Interment will be in the Clear Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce G. Locke of Oxford; a daughter, Malinda Locke Westmoreland and a granddaughter, Kelsey Westmoreland, both of Long Island, N.Y.; two brothers, Cecil D. Locke and Jerry M. Locke, both of Oxford.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Oxford Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1500, Oxford, MS 38655 or the Clear Creek Cemetery Fund, 50 CR 313, Oxford, MS 38655.
Online memorials may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Jeremy Parks
WALNUT – Jeremy Dale Parks, 21, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 13, 1989, to Daphne Parks Young and Robert Young. He was a Baptist and a student at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Daphne Parks Young of Walnut; two brothers, Shane Young and David Young, both of Walnut; his grandparents, Floyd and Dian Young of Freeland, Mich., Zilpha Davis of Ripley, and Joyce Parks and Barry Parks of Ripley.
Pallbearers will be Scottie Moore, Keith Moore, Billy Shane Young, Harley Warmath, Dewayne Dickerson, Cory Lewis, John Mark Moraga and Steve Westmoreland. Honorary pallbearers will be Tristin Parks and Nicholas Moore.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view online obituaries and sign the online register book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Kohen Heard
PONTOTOC – Kohen Jeffery Heard, infant son of Jeffery and Tiffany Heard of Pontotoc, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. He was much loved and anticipated by his mother, father, three older brothers and their extended family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Chris Moody officiating. Private family graveside services will be at Warren Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents; his brothers, Kaleb, Carter and Caeden; his grandparents, Deborah Gordon of Blue Springs, Randy and June Heard of Pontotoc; his great-grandparents, Ruby Heard and Marie Mooneyhan, both of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Rick Carter, and his great-grandparents, Shirley Roberts, Waymon Heard and Leighton Mooneyhan.
Pallbearers will be Tracey Mooneyhan, Jeffery Tutor and Brandon Holcomb. Honorary pallbearers will be big brothers, Kaleb and Carter Heard.
Visitation will be at Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Sally Shumpert
NETTLETON – Evelyn “Sally” Shumpert, 59, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at the Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona. She was born Sept. 14, 1950, to Eugene White and Ada White of Wren. She attended Wren and West Amory High School. She was a great mother and a faithful member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Usher Board and choir and a former Sunday School teacher. She was employed at Hickory Springs Manufacturing, and retired after 33 years of service in March 2010.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Nettleton with the Rev. 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 mother, Ada White of Wren; one son, Antwan Moore, and a daughter, Elaynia (Donald) Dilworth, both of Wren; two sisters, Dorothy Hawkins and Geraldine McIntosh of Wren; three grandchildren, Kendry Jernighan, Elandra Jernighan and Cambrian Moore, and one great-grandchild, Kyndra Jernighan, all of Wren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene White, and two brothers, Tommie White and Willie White.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time on Saturday.

Vernon L. Crum
DENNIS – Vernon L. Crum died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1939, in Alcorn County to Claude and Dora Crum. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a successful business man and a car dealer for many years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Belmont with Bro. Randy Buse and Bro. Jerry George officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five children, Doug Crum (Sherrie) of Blue Mountain, Sharon Sparks (Tony), Donald Crum (April) and Ben Crum, all of Dennis, and Larena Harrell (Lawrence) of Cherokee, Ala.; two sisters, Susie Paulk of Houston, Texas, and Faye Johnson of Fulton; one brother, Charlie Crum of Glen; eight grandchildren, Casey Crum, Heather Sparks, Cody Crum, Baylee Harrell, Hayden Sparks, Courtney Crum, Parker Harrell and Brody Crum; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Floyd Crum and Benny Crum.
Pallbearers will be Casey Crum, Cody Crum, Stacy Crum, Hayden Sparks, Dicky Turvaville and Wayne Stanfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Parker Harrell, Brody Crum and Tracy Crum.
The body will lie in state at the church from 9 to 11 a.m. today.
Flora Hutchens
BOONEVILLE – Florina “Flora” Hutchens, 101, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct. 22, 1908, in Prentiss County to James and Amanda Huguley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed quilting, embroidering, gardening and tending to her flowerbeds.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Don Cole conducting, Dexter G. McCreary Jr. and Jason B. McCreary officiating, and Melissa Deaton, Kathy Perdue, and Wanda Arnold offering tributes. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Omie Euilaer McCreary, of Booneville; 10 grandchildren, Janice (Freddy) Geno of Booneville, Myra Kay Foy of Tupelo, Dexter Jr. (Angela) McCreary of Deerfield, Ill., Ronnie McCreary of Booneville, Kathy (Randy) Perdue of Belton, Texas, Melissa Deaton of Temple, Texas, Jason (Mary Anne) McCreary of Greenville, S.C., Wanda (Anthony) Arnold of Booneville, Barbara (Bobby) Staggs of Marietta and Cindy (Clay) Hamblin of Marietta, Ga.; 23 great-grandchildren, Ginger Tennison, Freddy Geno Jr., Laurie Kesler, Bradley Geno, April Greenway, Lindsey Foy, David Foy, Sydney McCreary, Brooke McCreary, Trevor McCreary, Andrew McCreary, Scott McCreary, Jessica Deaton, Victoria McCreary, Preston McCreary, Annabelle McCreary, Levi McCreary, Ryker McCreary, Eric Miles, Rodney Miles, Christy Fleming, Robin Morgan and Celeste Hamblin; and 14 great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Hutchens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvis R. Hutchens; her parents; one daughter, Hazel Mae Hutchens; one son, Aaron Hutchens; one son-in-law, Dexter G. McCreary; five sisters Celestie Huguley, Felicia Hulsey, Mary Dees, Omie Maness and Jessie Mann; and two brothers, Johnny Huguley and Lewis Huguley.
Pallbearers will be Freddy Geno Jr., Bradley Geno, David Foy, Trevor McCreary, Andrew McCreary, Scott McCreary, Mark Greenway, Bradley Tennison and Bobby Staggs.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Inc., Darlington Oaks, 107 Skeet Drive, Verona, MS 38879.

Jim Yarbrough
CAIRO – Jim Yarbrough, 65, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville.

Eunice Wilson
RED BAY, Ala. – Eunice Wilson, 89, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Generations of Red Bay.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home.

Betty Waters
BALDWYN – Betty Waters, 93, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

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