Obituaries July 20, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Correction
The obituary for Minister Ethel Davis in Tuesday’s Daily Journal contained an incomplete list of survivors. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Era Moore.

Girtha Sandifer
NETTLETON – Girtha Sandifer, 79, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.

Stormy Bishop
GUNTOWN – Stormy Bishop, 16, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.
Lovie Magers
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Lovie Mae Bradley Magers, 99, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at Summit View of Farragut. She was born Jan. 28, 1912, in Baldwyn. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chaper 390. She sold ladies apparel at Conley E. Morris, Nettie Lee, J.C. Penney and Miller’s Department Stores. She was also an accomplished seamstress, self-employed caregiver and a well-known gardener. She once had 65 rose bushes in her rose garden and an orchard comprised of 23 different kinds of fruit trees in her backyard. She loved when passersby would stop to admire her yard and flowers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. Dean Warren officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Jean Palmer (Bob) of Apopka, Fla., Judy Johnson (Bill) of Orlando, Fla., and Lynn Eason (Hoyt) of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; grandchildren, B.G. Palmer Jr., Pamela Palmer Woodham (Jerry) and Kimberly Shae Eason; great-grandchildren, Matthew Woodham and Shane Woodham (Ashley); great-great-grandchildren, Preslee Grace Woodham and Foster Reed Woodham; two sisters, Earlene Eubanks of Mobile, Ala., and Lurene Paul (Howard) of Memphis; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Lee Magers, and a son, Bobby Magers.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Glenda Ferguson
SELMER, Tenn. – Services for Glenda F. Bratton Ferguson, 84, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Selmer, Tenn., with Bob Elliott, Max Walker and Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Hope McNairy County Memorial Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer is in charge of the arrangements.
A graduate of Bruce High School in Bruce, Mrs. Ferguson was a homemaker by choice, but worked briefly as a secretary for the Selmer First Baptist Church and the Sears Catalog Store. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Selmer, where she served as a member of the choir and also led singing in the children’s department. She enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers, but her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She died Monday, July 18, 2011, in Selmer.
Survivors include three daughters, Paula Misenhimer (Keith), Kay Donaldson (George) and Molly Cheshier (Jack) of Selmer, Tenn.; one son, Glenn Ferguson (Lucretia) of Selmer; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Linda Bratton Ward (Harold) of Bruce; a brother, Larry Bratton (Shirley) of Calhoun City; and five special caregivers.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, Ellie Clinton and Joyce Harris Bratton; her husband, D.D. Ferguson; and a brother, Edward Laderle Bratton.
Memorials may be made to Selmer First Baptist Church Music Fund or a charity of donor’s choice.

Jackie McCord
OXFORD – Jackie Fay McCord, 76, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi. Born in Tula, Mrs. McCord was the widow of Quitman “Bobby” McCord. She was a homemaker. Aside from adoring her family, she enjoyed quilting, gardening and taking care of her great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Burial will follow at Springdale Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Hollowell of Oxford; her son, Ronald McCord of Wiggins; a sister, Flora James of Oxford; three brothers, Donald Franklin of Southaven, and Ken Franklin and Harold Franklin, both of Hernando; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi Inc., 800 Avery Drive, Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157 or The American Heart Association, 2170 Business Center Drive, Suite 1, Memphis, TN 38134.
To send an online condolence visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Louise Taylor
BALDWYN – Louise Grice Taylor, 82, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The daughter of the late Sol and Captoria Grice, she was born June 3, 1929, in Lee County. She was married to the late William Clinton Taylor. She was a member of Mt. Nebo C.M.E. Church. She was a member of the Senior Choir, a Missionary, a member of the Stewardess Board and she worked on the kitchen committee for many years. She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho Court 67.
Services will be at noon Thursday at Mt. Nebo C.M.E. Church in Baldwyn with Rev. Carl Z. Jones officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Corinth. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Lowe of Nashville, Tenn., and LaTrenda (Eddie) McGee of Baldwyn; one son, William Roscoe (Katherine) Taylor of Baldwyn; one sister, Esteen Grice of Baldwyn; one brother, Jimmy L.Grice of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two special children, Kendall Grice and Victoria Foxx.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jimmy D. Taylor; one son-in-law, Rev. Willie O. Lowe; three sisters, Lillie Mae Grice, Foriest A. Cummings and Louise Hereford; and one brother, Tommy Lee Grice.
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.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Bethany Greer
DUMAS – Bethany Janell Greer, 24, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born April 18, 1987, to Bobby Greer and Yvonne Cooper Greer. She was a member of New Harmony Methodist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed going to movies with her mom. She was an animal lover and loved to take care of stray animals.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doc Shelton and Bro. W.C. Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
She is survived by her parents, Bobby and Yvonne Greer of Dumas; one sister, Deana Pierce (Kenneth) of Dumas; one brother, Justin Greer (Michelle) of Dumas; one niece, Carley Greer; two nephews, Jackson Greer and Kyle Pierce; one foster nephew, Joseph Pierce.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Scott Greer; one nephew, Nathaniel Pierce; and her grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Humane Society.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Josie Howell
NEW ALBANY – Josie Kennedy Howell, 95, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was born Oct. 21, 1915, in Union County to Walker L. Kennedy and Nancy Viola Rakestraw Kennedy. She was retired after 32 years employment as a seamstress for Southern Tailoring in New Orleans, La. She was a member of the Center Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Mike Powell officiating. Burial will be in the Center Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by nine nieces, Voncile Watson, Ruby Ragsdale, Jean Boyd, Jane Raines (Lloyd D.), Louise Mabry, Lajoyce Patterson, Loraine Grimes, Maxine Ford and Kathleen Stubbs (John Embry), and two nephews, Walton Tate (Edith) and Wayne Kennedy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hayes Howell; a sister, Louie Tate; and three brothers, Ervin Kennedy, Lee Kennedy and Troy Kennedy.
Pallbearers will be Stevey Watson, Ricky Watson, Dwayne Ragsdale, Wayne Kennedy, Ronnie Raines and Tommy Raines.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Abby Reese Ingram
WEST POINT – Abby Reese Ingram, infant daughter of Breanna Nichole Smitherman and Alexander Bradly Ingram, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.
Survivors include her parents; maternal grandparents, Barry Smitherman of Prairie and Johnna Smitherman of West Point; paternal grandparents, Mike and Georgia-Ann Ingram of West Point; great-grandmother, Linda Cox of Prairie; great-grandfathers, Jonathan L. Johnson of Pontotoc and Ervin Ingram of West Point.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Marcille Ingram; and great-grandparents, Stan and Josephine Lautar.
A private service was held Tuesday with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Una. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point was in charge of the arrangements.

Selma Boone-Price
OXFORD – Selma Boone-Price, 97, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
Bertha G. Presley
NETTLETON – Bertha Gilmore Presley, 91, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at The North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Lee County native and lifelong resident, she was born May 24, 1920, to Tom and Willie Gilmore. She worked as a seamstress at Lucky Star in Nettleton, Blue Bell in Tupelo and retired from Longnecker Garment Manufacturing in Amory. She enjoyed fishing, working in her vegetable garden, and cooking. She was the widow of Truman Flavors Presley who died Jan. 28, 2007. She was a faithful and active member of Nettleton Pentecostal Church.
Services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Nettleton Pentecostal Church with Rev. Larry Davis and Rev. Jerry Keith officiating. Burial will be in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Truman Allen Presley (Doris) of Nettleton; three grandchildren, Sheran Ann Wood (Phil) of Tupelo, John Allen Presley (Ronnie) of Tupelo and Angela Presley Conner (Erik) of Oxford; seven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Truman Flavors Presley; one sister, Eunice Clement; three half brothers, Erie, Olace and Jess Gilmore; and a half sister, Maggie Williams.
Pallbearers will be John Micah Presley, Terence Sutterfield, Brian Wood, Bobby Gilmore, Jeff Clark, Erik Conner, Al Linley and Travis Mask. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Deaton and Charles Gilmore.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. to service time Thursday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Danny Walden
ABERDEEN – James Daniel “Danny” Walden, 66, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at his sister’s residence in the Lackey community. He was born Sept. 19, 1944, to James Yancey Walden and Alice Berniece Moon Walden in Monroe County. He was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. He worked as a school bus mechanic for the Aberdeen School District for 30 years. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen will be in charge of the services.
Survivors include one sister, Alice Lorrine Dendy and husband, Tommy, of Aberdeen; one niece, Kerrie Seger of Olive Branch; one nephew, Jason Dendy of Amory.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Frank Bender, Eric Fretwell, Edward Johnson, Steve McElroy, Jerry Mitchell and Frank Walker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Fretwell, Billy Cross, deacons of Friendship Baptist Church and Jimmy Vaughn.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mississippi Division, Inc. – Monroe County, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.
Sign theh register and leave online condolences at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Lotus Henry
PONTOTOC – Lotus Henry, 95, died Tuesday, July 18, 2011, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was born in Pontotoc on Aug. 13, 1915, to William Garner and Mozzie Lee Gillespie Garner. She was married to Thurman Agnew Henry for many years before his death in 1992. She worked at the Glove Factory in Houlka before retiring. She loved her family and was loved by her family and all who knew her. She was a member of West Heights Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel of Pontotoc with Dr. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forrest Cemetery.
Survivors include her nephew, Terry Taylor (Diane) of Pontotoc; her niece, Peggy Simmons of Pontotoc.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant baby and her siblings.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Shepard, Reginal Henry, Mike Taylor, Ricky Simmons, Jim Hood, and Tim Ferguson.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

Maurine Walden
TISHOMINGO – Maurine Walden, 93, died Sunday, July 17, 2011.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery at Paden. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Carolyn Proctor
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – Carolyn Proctor, 76, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Eva Kilgo
RIENZI – Eva Kilgo, 80, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at the Mississippi Care Center of Alcorn County in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home in booneville.
Blake Jernigan
TUPELO – Blake Kennedy Jernigan, 13, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. He was an eighth grade student at Tupelo Middle School. He was a member of Bethesda Outreach Ministries. He played football and loved basketball, wrestling, video games. His favorite player was Kobe Bryant. He was an easy going young man, always smiling and always sweet.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, the Rev. Kenneth and LeTonyia Jernigan of Tupelo; his grandmothers, Darnell Cooke of Tupelo and Jean Jernigan of Nettleton; his great-grandmother, Pearly Mae Adams of Tupelo; three sisters, Kendis, Breanna and Gabrille, all of Tupelo; four brothers, Arcenio, Justin, Chauncey and Desmon.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to service time today at the church.
A memorial fund has been set up at BancorpSouth Bank. All memorial donations should be made at the bank.

Willie Mae O’Bannon
TUPELO – Willie Mae Bennett Ratliff O’Bannon, 75, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born Nov. 27, 1935, in Itawamba County to Hoyle Bennett and Rachel Mills Bennett. She spent most of her life in Nettleton before relocating to Tupelo. A homemaker, she was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Tupelo. She was devoted to her church, loved her church family and was especially fond of flower gardening. She centered her life around her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and her church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Pentecostal Church of Tupelo with Rev. Larry Hill and Rev. James Smith of officiating. Private burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until service time today at the church. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her two daughters, Susan Jolly (Phil) of Nettleton and Sharon Rooks (Sonny) of Amory; her stepdaughter, Beverly Wallace (Jim) of Nashville, Tenn.; three brothers, Randall Bennett (Mary) of Amory, Charlie Bennett (Joan) of Nettleton and Bonnie Bennett (Paulette) of Amory; three sisters, Nell Sargent (Tommy) of Nettleton, Opal Bishop of Nettleton and Twiller Faye Edwards Sanders (John) of Columbus; five grandchildren, Jon Rooks (Stacey) of Amory, Nicole Hall (Jeff), Amanda Hall (Phillip), Aleshia Dale (Johnny) and Alex Jolly (Kristie), all of Nettleton; two stepgrandchildren, Bart Wallace (Amanda) and Stephanie Wallace of Nashville; nine great-grandchildren, Cole Hall, Nicolas Hall, Alandra Dale, Skyler Dale, Colby Hall, Hannah Brooke Hall, Paxton Hall, Anabelle Rooks and Parker Rooks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Eugene Ratliff and Virgil O’ Bannon; and her brother, Tinze Bennett.
Pallbearers will be Jon Rooks, Alex Jolly, Jeff Hall, Phillip Hall, Johnny Dale Jr., Bart Wallace and Dr. Roger Ratliff.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Clara Mae Key
BALDWYN – Clara Mae Key, 80, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at her home in Baldwyn. She was born April 6, 1931,in Lee County to Jeff and Mattie Copeland. She was an active member of Mt. Nebo C.M.E. Church. She was a member of the Senior Choir and Missionary Board, a Stewardess and attended weekly Bible study.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Nebo C.M.E. Church with Rev. Carl Z. Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Sandhill Cemetery in Baldwyn. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Gregory (Faye) Key of Baldwyn; two daughters, Mattie (Don) Knowles and Evelyn Key, both of Baldwyn; one sister, Evelyn Bender of Baldwyn; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cumming Key; her parents; one daughter, Glenda Lynn Key; her sisters, Lucille Davenport, Mattie Glinsey, Missouri Barnett, Clytie Pippin and Justine Watts; and her brothers, E.O. Richardson, Leroy Copeland and James Richardson.

Vera Bruce
ABERDEEN – Vera Bruce, 83, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at her home in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Jessie Tunstall
BYHALIA – Jessie Lee Tunstall, 39, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in Byhalia. Burial will be in Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Victoria. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Reginald Berry
TUPELO – Reginald Berry died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Casper Medical Center in Casper, Wyo. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on May 22, 1958, to Minnie and Frank Berry. He was affiliated with Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago since an early age. He attended Calumet High school in Chicago.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the N.L. Jones Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan McCullough officiating. Burial will be in Heavens Gate Memorial Garden in Nettleton.
Survivors include his mother, Minnie Berry; five children, Bria, Justin, Milik, Cheyenne and Andres; one sister, Frankie Lee Wilson (Harold) of Sagnaw, Texas; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.

Thelma Foster
FLORA – Thelma Carnathan Foster, 60, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at her residence. Born on July 17, 1950, in Beaverton, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Johnnie and Neva Mangum Carnathan. She was a graduate of Hatley High School, Class of 1970. She worked as a seamstress with Amory Garment and was of the Baptist faith. A loving and caring lady, she enjoyed spending time with her family, watching sports, especially Alabama football, and listening to country music.
She is survived by three daughters, Dottie Kelty (Ralph) and Kimberly Foster and fiancé, Kevin, all of Southaven and Tiffany Foster and fiancé, Billy, of Flora; two sons, Johnny Wouldridge (April) of Amory and Thomas Wouldridge (Sandy) of Flora; twin sister, Velma Williams (Carl) of Smithville; her brother, Edwin Carnathan (Lynne) of Amory; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Junior Wouldridge and Randy Foster; a sister, Joan Mills; and a brother, Jerry Dale Carnathan.
A private family gathering was held at the funeral home. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory assisted the family.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Sherrell Gill
HAMILTON – Inez Sherrell Jones Gill, 61, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 19, 1949, to Will Henry Jones and Olean Hood Jones in Lackey. She lived most of her life in Hamilton where she was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church. She retired as a registered nurse.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bobby” Gill of Hamilton; three sons, James Doyle Gill and wife, Terrie, Allen Scott Gill and wife Sheila, and Steven Wayne Gill and wife, Leona, all of Hamilton; 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Gill, Cole Gill, Hayden Gill, Silas Gill, Daniel Montgomery and Andrew Jones.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
To sign the register and send condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Ruby Colston
BALDWYN – Ruby Colston, 94,died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired teacher, and a former member of Baldwyn Women’s Club and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of Associate Reform Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Holland and Bro. Dale Whitlock officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.
She is survived by two grandchildren, Kristen Griffin (Jamie) of Woodland and Ashley Hogan (Johnathan) of Guntown; six great-grandchildren, Christian Tutor, Alyssa Tutor, Bentley Stephens, Tanner Griffin, Jamison Parker and Clayton Griffin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Rosa Lesley Duncan; a daughter, Kaye Doyle; and four brothers and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be Murray Murphy, Mark Tapp, Bob Tapp, Max Wallace and John Wagner. Honorary pallbearers will be B.J. Bryson, Sidney Merle Duncan and David Frazier.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Veronica Ellis
CORINTH – Veronica F. Ellis, 42, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at noon Thursday at Grayson Funeral Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in the Corinth National Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the funeral home one hour prior to service time Thursday.

Margie Hoots
AMORY – Margie Hoots, 92, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
James Nix
PITTSBORO – James Landreth Nix, 81, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Calhoun County. He was a graduate of Big Creek High School and the owner of Bruce Cleaners for many years. He was a member of Tabernacle Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. James Taylor officiating.
Burial will be in Tabernacle Cemetery at Big Creek.
Survivors include four sisters, Peggy Burt, Shirley Edwards, Kerlan Nix and Emogene Burt, all of Bruce; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Jennings Bryan Nix Sr. and Lillie Belle Nix.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Burt, Mike Burt, Sam Burt, Steve Burt, Jerry Fleming, Joe Boy Hubbard and Ricky Nix.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.parkermemorialfunralhomes.com.

Floreics Hogan
WEST POINT – Floreics Hogan, 85, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Pisgah Waverly Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Concord M.B. Church Cemetery. 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.

Frances Leeth
CORINTH – Frances S. Leeth, 88, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.