Tupelo- Samuel Cooper Jasper, 5, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, July 17, 2009. Cooper was born on February 24, 2004 in Tupelo to James “J.J.” and Melanie Anderson Jasper. He was a K-4 student at Lakeview Baptist Academy in Tupelo. Cooper was one of the sweetest, kindest boys who ever lived, and he brought joy to everyone he met. He had an infectious smile, a passion for life and he loved his Momma, Daddy and sisters beyond measure. He earned a yellow belt in karate and played baseball. He loved animals, the outdoors and action super heroes. He asked Jesus to come into his heart November 17, 2008, and God is honoring His faithful promise to grant Cooper eternal life. Cooper and his family are members of Hope Church in Tupelo.
A Celebration of Cooper’s life will be at 11 AM Today, July 20, 2009 at the Hope Church on McCullough Boulevard in Tupelo with Pastor Rob Garland, Bro. Sam Shaw and Bro. Kevin Mangum officiating. Private burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. 10 AM-service time today all at Hope Church. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his parents: J. J. and Melanie Jasper of Tupelo; his sisters: Lauren, Sadie and Maddie of the home. His grandparents: Alvah and Martha Jasper of Owensboro, KY., Kandi Anderson of Gulfport. His great grandparents: Lillian Doshier of Gulfport and Frank and Willene Anderson of Tampa, Fla. His aunts and uncles: Zach Anderson (Tiffany) of Tupelo, Kasie Ulmer (Jeremy) of Biloxi, Kelly Kothlow (Bruce) and Karen Dunlop (Gary) all of Owensboro, KY. and many wonderful cousins, extended family and friends and the AFA/AFR Radio family. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lowry Anderson and an uncle, Michael Jasper.
Pallbearers will be Greg Johnson, Clay Cruse, Zach Anderson, Durick Hayden, Jeremy Ulmer, Randall Murphree and Paul Gatewood. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenny Kessinger. .
Memorials may be made to American Family Association/American Family Radio, P. O. Drawer 2440, Tupelo, MS. 38803.
Condolences may be e mailed to email@example.com
IUKA – Ernest Kelly “Bubby” Goss, 45, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Harmony United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Harmony Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harmony Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com
EFFINGHAM, ILL. – Elton L. “Nick” Wallace, 67, formerly of Fulton, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, after a sudden illness. Born July 10, 1942, in Red Bay, Ala., he was raised on a farm in Fulton in the Clay community. He attended Itawamba High School. A former employee of Hancock Fabric, he opened his own fabric store in Effingham, Ill., in 1969, where he ran a successful retail store for 35 years. He also owned and operated Wallace Shoe Store and Wallace Mobile Homes. He was an accomplished skeet shooter and hunter and he enjoyed boating and fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in the Itawamba Memorial Garden. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his son, Dale Wallace (Terri) of Effingham, Ill.; daughter, Vicki Wallace Peden of Brentwood, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ashlyn Wallace and Jenna Hoppus; brothers, Billy Wallace, Bobby Joe Wallace, Gerald Wallace and Ted Wallace; sisters, Wanda Joyce Miller, Peggy Whitt and Shirley Guntharp; and his half brother and sister, Dewey “Bud” Cowart and Ruth Philpot.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Dulaney Wallace in 2006; and his son-in-law, Dr. John W. Peden in 2007.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
RED BAY, ALA. – Gillie “G.G.” Gober, 91, died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at the Southern Magnolia in Golden.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SULLIGENT, ALA. – Larry Dale Cody, 43, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Sulligent, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
AMORY – Phillip Mark Pickle, 43, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
WREN – Nick Nicholson, 83, died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
NEW ALBANY – Carmon Ercell Wages, 96, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at her residence. She was born Feb. 6, 1913, in Union County to the late Clint Coley and Ada Purvis Coley. She was a Charter Member of Center Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in the Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Bro. Bill Wages (Ruth) of Corinth and Bob Wages (Pat) of New Albany; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Flossie Coley; her husband, Clyde N. “J.C.” Wages; a son, Jim Wages; a granddaughter, Julia Ann Wages; and two brothers, Jack Coley and Q.C. Coley.
Pallbearers will be Norman Treadaway, Terry Treadaway, Jimmy Coley, Tommy Henderson, John Moffitt and Wayne Barkley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com
HAMILTON – Jerry Wayne Dobbins, 61, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born Jan. 7, 1948, in Millport, Ala., to Lymon Scott Dobbins and Mae Ola Campbell Burks. He and his wife lived in Columbus for 25 years and resided in Hamilton for the past seven years. He was a Pest Technician with Mid-South Pest Control and a member of The Living Church of God.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with Evo Walker officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Wendy Ferrer Dobbins of Hamilton; one daughter, Kammi Lois Dobbins “Peanut” Turner (Joshua); two sisters Scottie Dobbins Blaylock and Rena Clark Pierce; one brother, Billy Wayne Dobbins; and one granddaughter, Rylee Faith “Little Peanut” Turner, all of Coumbus.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lymon Scott Dobbins.
Honorary pallbearers will be Octave Ferrer and employees of Mid-South Pest Control, Medicaid and Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.
You may sign the register book at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com
GUNTOWN – Irene Ratliff Floyd, 76, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at her residence after an extended illness. She was a member of Guntown Assembly of God Church and an employee of Lucky Star for over 33 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a kind heart to all.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Merle Floyd and Bro. Bobby Robbins officiating. Burial will be in the Campbelltown Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Felicia Stinson (Nathaniel) of Tupelo; two sons, Mark Ratliff and Ricky Ratliff, both of Baldwyn; one sister, Beatrice Raines of Guntown; one brother, Hester Pettigo of Baldwyn; 11 grandchildren, Dusty, Gavin, Grover, Bridjette, Nicole, Andrew, Chelsea, Nicholas, Sarah, Jessica and Corey; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gradis Pettigo; two sisters, Dorothy Pettigo and Emma Jean Floyd; and one brother, Cecil Pettigo.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
IUKA – George Monroe died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.
TUPELO – Leo Douglas Horton, 65, died at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors.
ABERDEEN – Joe Thompson died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
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RIPLEY – Jimmy R. Robertson, 77, died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at his residence in Ripley. He was born April 8, 1932, to the late Jack and Gladys Chapman Robertson. He was a logger and a farmer.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Grisham officiating. Burial will be in Nance Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy Wayne Robertson (Patricia) of Ripley; three sisters, Helen Robertson Nance, Mary Robertson Miskelly and Shorty Robertson Hurt; two grandchildren, Natalie Downs (Levi) and Nathan Robertson (Lynsey); and former daughter-in-law, Brenda Robertson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Renfrow Robertson; his parents; and two brothers, Billy Hugh Robertson and Junior Robertson.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wayne Robertson, Nathan Robertson, Levi Downs, Larry Cockrum, Diane Cockrum and Benton Drewery.
To view obituaries on-line and sign guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com
MANTACHIE – Fannie Agnes Thrasher Barnes, 81, died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at her residence. She was born Nov. 18, 1927, to John Lemuel and Mila Sullins Thrasher. She was retired from Reed’s Manufacturing and was a long-time member of Lakeland Baptist Church. She loved her family and church and was a dedicated viewer of Channel 39.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lakeland Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Paul Graham and Bro. Clint Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Stephens Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Manda Strecker (Ed) of Mantachie; a grandson, Eddie Strecker (Christy), serving in the U.S. Navy; a sister-in-law, Margaret Thrasher of Marietta; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Tim Barnes, on Feb. 19, 2008; her parents; six sisters, Dealie Stephens, Mealie Roberson, Ollie Kitchens, Irene Jones, Lillie Mae amp”Sisteramp” Bridges and Cleo Thrasher; and a brother, Ulon amp”Buddyamp” Thrasher.
Pallbearers will be Dexter Ramey, Charles Smothers, James Kitchens, Ed Strecker, Kenneth Thrasher, Donnie Jones, Melvin Kitchens and Merle Bridges.
Eddie Strecker will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
PLANTERSVILLE – Wayne Oneal died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
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