Obituaries July 2, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

James Davis
NEW ALBANY – James Clyde Davis, 68, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born June 7, 1943, in Union County to Lois Wayne Davis and Lou Myron Tyre Davis. He was an Army veteran and active with American Legion Post #72. He was a volunteer fireman with the West Union Fire Department.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Serenity Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Gardens. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his siblings, Julia Ann Robertson of New Albany, Virginia Roberson of Memphis and Milton (Naomia) Davis of Ripley; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Thomas Wayne Davis and Phillip Davis.
Pallbearers will be the American Legion Post #72.
Honorary pallbearers will be the West Union Fire Department.
Etoy Lipsey
HOUSTON – Etoy Lipsey died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
Willie Sadler
TUPELO – Willie Sadler died Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Jim Raines
PONTOTOC – James “Jim” Raines, 68, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at his home. He worked for M-W Windows for 30 years before retiring. He loved trading mules, horses and dogs. He donated his time and labor installing windows for Touched By An Angel Camp of Tupelo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc with Bro. Fred Hartley and Bro. Sammy Hardin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Elsie Raines; two sons, Johnny Raines (Rena) and Scottie Swan (Debbie); one daughter, Laura Stokes (Kevin); 11 grandchildren, Kandice, Chad, Tres, Hailey, Ethen, Austin, Sebastian, Declan, Jackson, Stephen and Noah; one great-grandchild, Rylee Kate; two sisters, Shirley Pickering (Travis) and Sandra Tackett; and two brothers, Bob Raines (Dell) and Phillip Raines (Pat).
He was preceded in death by one son, Greg Raines Estes; his mother, Elizabeth; his father, Herman Knox Raines; two sisters, Rosie and Shelia; and three brothers, Joe, Leslie and Jr. Raines.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Raines, Chad Jeter, Michael Riley, Misty Raines, Chad Johnson, Austin McFarling, Ethen Stokes and Tim Raines.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stanley Stokes, Gary Horton, Mitchell Pickering and Hunter Moore.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Maggie Wigginton
FULTON – Maggie R. Wigginton, 92, died Friday, July 1, 2011. She was born Feb. 22, 1919, to Jim and Josephine Roberts Wigginton. She enjoyed quilting, watching Unity Broadcasting Channel 38 and spending time with her family. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tremont.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kevin Hurt and Joseph Jones officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Byrd (Weir) of Fulton and Sue Bates of Fulton; four sons, Bobby L. Wigginton (Barbara) of Tremont, Ralph Wigginton (Elaine) of Mantachie, George Allan “John” Wigginton (Candie) of Raymond and Billy R. Wigginton of Fulton; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George W. “Bill” Wigginton; one son-in-law, Jerry Bates; one sister, Varnell Bartaush; and two brothers, Tranny and Ruble Roberts.
Pallbearers will be Trent Wigginton, Shane Wigginton, Chris Wigginton, Eric Wigginton, Doug Byrd and Joseph Wigginton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 8 a.m. until service time Sunday.
Althea Hobbs
IUKA – Althea “Mai” Hobbs, 81, died Thursday, June 30, 2011.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Iuka. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Evans
POTTS CAMP – Margaret Louise Evans, 85, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Wilson and Bro. Farron Ash officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery in Potts Camp. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Bobbie Johnson
BOONEVILLE – Bobbie Jean Galloway Johnson, 68, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Prentiss County to Alvis Lee Galloway and Etoile Barnes Galloway. She was a member of Jacinto Church of Christ. For 36 years, she worked at Renasant Bank (formerly The Peoples Bank and Trust Company) in Booneville, where she was known for her friendly, courteous service to her customers. She enjoyed word puzzles, reading, cooking, collecting cookbooks and caring for family members when they were ill. She loved her church and her church family.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with ministers Terry Roberts and Ed Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Jacinto Church of Christ Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Mark Johnson Jr.; a brother, Hal Galloway (Jimmie Lynn) of Ocean Springs; a sister, Jan Pike (Doug) of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Marti Galloway of Madison, Ala.; a step-brother, Robert McCoy (Betty) of Las Vegas, Nev.; two step-sisters, Ann Breidenstein of Burke, Va., and Beth Ramsey of Memphis; four special nieces, Jana Johnson Dunahue, Ashley Johnson Harper, Vickie Johnson, all of Booneville, and Joan Johnson Rorie (Charles) of Rienzi; and a host of other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Julius McCoy; a brother, Jimmie Galloway; a sister, Katherine Jones; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mark and Gertrude Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Johnson, Keith Johnson, Doug Pike, Hoyt Wade, Randle Johnson and Ronnie Johnson.
Memorials may be made to Pine Vale Children’s Home, 1872 CR 700, Corinth, MS 38834.
Ferrell Floyd
NEW ALBANY – Namon Ferrell Floyd, 74, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Union County to Cecil Floyd and Audrey Bell Floyd. He had worked at Futorian, but then for many years was a paper route carrier in the New Albany area for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. He enjoyed the outdoors and working in his yard, flower beds and garden. He was a member of the Glenfield Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the United Funeral Service Chapel will Bro. Jerry Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucille Floyd of New Albany; one son, David Floyd (Lillian) of Tupelo; one grandchild, Chris Floyd of Tupelo; and three sisters, Sue Pannell of Blue Springs, Jean Brandon (Hembree) and Pat Pickens (Charles) of Blue Mountain.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jack and Derrell Floyd.
Pallbearers will be Mark Nobles, Mike Pannell, David Pannell, Wayne Hackathorn and Ken Hackathorn.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Glenfield Baptist Church.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today and continue until service time.
Memorials may be made to Glenfield Baptist Church Building Fund.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Willard Sandberg
NEW ALBANY – Willard T. Sandberg, 80, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Bernice Griffin

HOUSTON – Bernice Graham Griffin died Friday, July 1, 2011, at King Daughter Hospital in Yazoo City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
Amanda Bobbett
TUPELO – Amanda Bobbett died Friday, July 1, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Travis Barnett
CORINTH – Travis Barnett, 58, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.
Emmitt Huckaby
MEMPHIS – Emmitt Gene Huckaby, 72, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at his home. He was born June 17, 1939, in Bassett, Ark. He was a retired auto mechanic.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Burial will be in New El Bethel Cemetery in Paris, Miss. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Hall Huckaby of Memphis; two daughters, Mary Sue Bruton (Ed) of Coldwater and Rita Huckaby of Memphis; three sons, Elvis Lee Huckaby (Chrissy) of Southaven, Joe Huckaby (Jessica) of Walls and Quinton Huckaby of Memphis; one sister, Linda Jordon of Richmond, Va.; one brother, William Huckaby of Southaven; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arie Emmitt Huckaby and Mary Anna Ida Vera Henry Huckaby; two sons, Benny Huckaby and Patrick Huckaby; and two sisters, Margaret Huckaby and Ruth Holmes.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Bruton, Dustin Huckaby, Justin Huckaby, Patricka Huckaby, James Lunceford and Christian Pfohl.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Nickey King
BOONEVILLE – James Nickey King, 45, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Blue Springs. He was born Oct. 30, 1965, in Berwyn, Ill. He was a member of Jacinto Church of Christ. Before becoming disabled, he was an upholsterer in the furniture manufacturing industry. He enjoyed riding in mule-drawn wagons, riding horses, hunting, fishing and playing with his granddaughter.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ed Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Jacinto Church of Christ Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a son, Christopher M. Bryan (Brittany) of Rienzi; a granddaughter, Brailey J. Bryan; his parents, James E. and Mary King of Rienzi and JoAnn Calvary McDonald of Corinth; a brother, Anthony Neil King of Rienzi; a brother-in-law, Glenn Fowler; two nieces, Marindy King and Hannah King, both of Rienzi; and three nephews, Anthony Dillon King, Hunter Fowler and John Burke Fowler, all of Rienzi.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Fowler; his grandparents, J.B. and Lucille Calvery of Rienzi, and Feb and Cora King of Booneville.
Pallbearers will be Chris Bryan, Neil King, Heath Hall, Gary King, Daniel King and Don Beard.
Memorials may be made to Jacinto Church of Christ, 1290 Hwy. 356, Rienzi, MS 38865.
Ocie Vance
HOULKA – Ocie Lee Vance, 85, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A former native of Calhoun County, he was the son Vernon Vance and Vernie Mae Lyons Vance. He was a lifelong member of West Grove M.B. Church in Houlka where he was a choir member and a past chairman of the deacon board. He was also a member of Prince Hall Masons-Houlka Lodge #143 and Heroines of Jericho-Houlka Court #145. He loved his family and grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at West Grove M.B. Church in Houlka with the Rev. Elbert Lee officiating. Burial will be in Cane Creek Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Vance of Houlka; five sons, Al J. (Valerie) Hollin of Oceanside, Calif., Ocie Jr. (Laurie) Vance of Milwaukee, Wis., R.L. (Emma) Vance of Bruce, W.C. (Lavern) Vance of Pontotoc and C.W. Vance of Pittsboro; five daughters, Mae (Net) Bean of Randolph, Verna Thornton and Catherine Polk of Milwaukee, Wis., Arma (Otis) Vance of Houston and Amy Cooperwood of Houlka; five brothers, Leonard (Zella) Vance of Houlka, D.J. Vance of Grand Rapids, Mich., Chester Jones of Racine, Wis., Jesse Jones of Milwaukee, Wis., and Johnny Jones of New Albany; five sisters, Irene Gordon and Leola Gaston of Grand Rapids, Dottie Hicks of Milwaukee, Wisc., Luella Carter of Racine, Wis., and Mary Golden of New Albany; 35 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Estelle Dodds
BOONEVILLE – Zelma Estelle Hare Dodds, 98, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab in Corinth. She was born Oct. 19, 1912, to Carl and Bertha George Hare. She was a member of the Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church, a factory worker and a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing and crafts such as making purses and dolls and quilting. She also loved gardening and flowers.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Brazil and Steven Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Hill Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Ann Crum of Corinth and Bobbie Jones (Raymond) of Booneville; one son, Donald Dodds (Debra) of Booneville; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert E. Dodds; two daughters, Yvonne Phillips and Shirley Juan Dodds; two sons, Ruble Wayne and Dempsy Carroll Dodds; two sisters, Mozell West and Eudelle Phillips; and four brothers, Eugene, Leonard, Edward and Ervin Hare.
Visitation will be until service time today.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Ivy Ricks
WHEELER – Ivy Ricks, 78, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member of Meadow Creek Methodist Church. She was a housewife who loved to talk and listen to gospel music.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Kevin Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in the Meadow Creek Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her caregivers, Jerry and Judy Hatfield of Wheeler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wiley and Essie Davis; and her husbands, Earnest Lee and Morton Ricks.
Pallbearers will be Keith, Stevie and Brandon Hatfield and Carl Hall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Artie Williams
FULTON – Artie V. Williams, 95, died Friday, June 24, 2011, at the Meadows Nursing Home in Fulton.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Fulton Community Cemetery with the Rev. Marvin Marchbanks officiating. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.