Obituaries July 20, 2013

William Lon Bolick
NEENAH, Wis. – Ashes of William Bolick were placed in Poplar Springs cemetery in Calhoun County in June along with a family marker. William grew up in Greenwood and Jackson, and he received his Master’s degree in psychology from Ole Miss. He taught psychology at Millsaps College in Jackson, and in the 60′s he moved to Wisconsin to teach at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and Fond du Lac. Known to friends and family as “Lon,” his first passion was teaching, and through the years he mentored many. Later as he battled cancer, he spent considerable time researching technical journals and sharing his findings. Often during his many exuberant discussions he would be heard explaining, “Once you are a teacher, you are always a teacher.”

His second passion was walking the land and fossil hunting in the badlands of NE Montana near Jordan with ranchers who became his close friends. Many of the specimens found on private land went back to Wisconsin, where they were shared with children of his friends and physicians along with generous discussions on paleontology and science. Other specimens were given to his mother-in-law, in Houlka, who is sharing them with local museums. Lon’s early adoption of all things computer were a source of support to him in his last months as he continued his on-line technical research and discussion through email from his bed. He was often seen in the hallways of medical facilities carrying his CT and MRI scans on his iTouch long before this kind of portability was widely used in medical settings.

While Lon would tend to measure success in terms of relationships with friends, family and colleagues, he was also successful in discovering the fossil of a rare juvenile Triceratops. With scientifically significant fossil finds often named after the finder, his discovery was identified as “Lon’s Trike” and was excavated by students from the Montana State University in Bozeman under the direction of paleontologist Jack Horner. The museum plans to assemble the specimen in the future and keep it with the Museum of the Rockies as a representative of the juvenile growth phase.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, Betty Burt Bolick, and mother-in-law, Martha McKee Burt, Lon is survived by his sister-in-law, Jane Merritt Burt of Pontotoc, nephews, James Burt of Louisiana and Harry Bolick of New York, and niece, Jennifer Burt of Mississippi.

Judy A. Nabors
FULTON – Judy Coggins Nabors, “Momma Judy,” 64, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 18, 2013, at her residence. She was born April 10, 1949, to John and Corene Lyle Coggins in Fulton. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for many years. She was co-owner of Nabe’s Gun Shop in Fulton for the past 14 years. She loved her church, where she has served as the church clerk, and enjoyed singing in the choir, spending time with her family, fishing, hunting and cooking. A special thanks to Dr. Joseph Bailey, Debra Rogers and the staff at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory for their great care and hospitality.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Bro. Jackie Gray will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Nabors of Fulton; four children, Mike Winter of Wylie, Texas, Brad (B.J.) Nabors of Fulton, Dawn Faucheux of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mitch (Dawne) Nabors of Fulton; nine grandchildren, one great-grandson; three sisters, Gail Coggins of Fulton, Patti (Robert) Coggins of Florida and Dee Dee (Andy) Coker of Fulton; several nephews and a special niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Corene Lyle Coggins.

Pallbearers will be Caul Coker, John Coker, Lonnie Senter, Joe Brown, Wayne Spencer and Gary Maxcy. Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Wilemon, Thomas Cox, Bryson Hamm and Cameron Orr.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, July 20, 2013, at Senter Funeral Home. She will lie in repose from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, 2729 N. Mt. Pleasant Road, Fulton, MS 38843.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Cindy Springer
TUPELO – Cindy Springer, 47, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a lengthy illness. She was born May 19, 1966, in Columbus to Harold and Dean Springer. She graduated from Tupelo High School in 1984 and from ICC in 1986 with a degree in Paralegal Studies. She was a member of Monument Drive Baptist Church. She was currently employed by National Electrical Warranty Corporation as a supervisor and had worked as a paralegal for Judge

Charles Thomas and a law clerk for Judge Jacqueline Mask. She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed reading and crosstitching. She loved her family and spending time with her daughter, Hailey Brooke.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Roaten and Bro. Tommy Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Hailey Brooke Springer of the home; her parents, Harold and Dean Springer of Tupelo; two brothers, Larry Springer of Tupelo and Corey Springer (Kate) of Nashville, Tenn.; her grandmother, Adean Bryant of Vernon, Ala.; her aunts, Josie Moore (Melvin), Patsy Cook (Dale), Nadine Bryant (Charles), Shirley Camp (James) and Doris Mills; her special grandparents, Granny and Paw Paw Creal; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Nona Springer, and Paschal Bryant.
Pallbearers will be Jim Lusby, Dale Holloway, Clyde Hubbard, Jeff Kidd, Chris Witt and George Francis. Honorary pallbearers will be Judge Charles Thomas, Larry Lindsey, the doctors and staff of Sanctuary Hospice House and employees of N.E.W. Corporation.

Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Jameko Trimble
TUPELO – Jameko Anthonie Trimble passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 27, 1994, to James Trimble and Lisa Trimble in Tupelo. He was a respectful and kindhearted young man. He strived to be a joy to all of those blessed enough to call him a friend and made sure that he put a smile on every person’s face that he met. He was outgoing, athletic, funny and an all around loving young man. He was a member of Watson Grove Baptist Church. Active in his school and community, he graduated from Tupelo High School where he had been a member of the basketball and football teams, and the cheerleading squad. He had been accepted into Northwest Community College with a full cheerleading scholarship.

He is survived by his mother, Lisa Trimble, and his father, James Trimble; sisters, Whitney Trimble and Kimberly Trimble; brothers, Erskeen Nichols, Monte Hodge and Travis Smith; his grandfather, Willie Nichols; seven aunts, Annie, Audrey, Ersula, Tierney, Geraldine, Rosa and Sylvia; three uncles, David, Willie and Darrell; and a host of cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandmother, Bessie Lou Nichols, and grandparents, Willie and Earmest Trimble.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Watson Grove Baptist Church in New Albany. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leonard Robinson
BOONEVILLE – William Leonard Robinson, 68, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 16, 1945, to Lonzo and Jewel Plaxico Robinson. He was a Baptist and a logger.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Baker and Bro. Warren Harrell officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Vandygriff Robinson of Ripley; two daughters, Lisa Hopkins (Terry) of Dumas and Lynn Leopard (Simon) of Ripley; two sons, Jerry Robinson (Selena) and Gary Robinson (Dawn), both of Ripley; one sister, Carolyn Robinson of Booneville; two brothers, James and Clovis Robinson, both of Booneville; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Vandygriff, Mitchell Greer, Donald Gray, Johnny, Jeffrey, Scottie and Tony Weaver, and Josh Thomas

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.

Yolanda Jeans
CORDOVA, Tenn. – Yolanda E. Jeans, 34, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Memphis Regional Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at H.W. Byers Attendance Center. Burial will be in Hopewell No. 2 M.B. Church Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the school one hour prior to service time.

Loris Powers
VESTAVIA, Ala. – Loris Ailene Powers, 91, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.

Keista Enlow
VINA, Ala. – Keista Kelton Enlow, 34, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.

Randy Johnson
OKOLONA – Randy Lamar Johnson, 42, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a lifelong resident of Okolona and received his education in the Okolona Public Schools. He was a member of Clark

Chapel M.B. Church. He had a great love for restoring cars and trucks and fishing. He was a former employee of Aircap and Action Industries.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Clark Chapel M.B. Church in Okolona with the Rev. Lowell Walker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his mother, Ollie Johnson; his father, T.J. Johnson; a son, Randy Johnson Jr.; sisters, Betty Holman, Joyce Cunningham and Sasha Gates, all of Okolona, and Geraldine Johnson and Sylvia Johnson, both of St. Louis; four aunts, seven uncles.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Roy Barnett

TUPELO – Roy Eldon Barnett, 61, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 1, 1951, to Marvin and Gertha Barnett. He was a retired employee of Comfort Engineering with more than 17 years of service. He was an avid Elvis fan, and enjoyed camping, fishing, softball and baseball.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Merle Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Campbelltown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Bullock Barnett of Tupelo; two daughters, Jennifer Ann Jefferys (Will Rice) of Booneville and Misty Rene Brown of Greenville; two sons, J.R. Barnett (Amy) of Sherman, Christopher E. Barnett (Kim) of Verona; stepson, James D. Blaylock of Leaksville; two sisters, Reba Floyd (Merle) and Edith Patterson of Guntown; two brothers, Ray Barnett of Saltillo, Durelle Barnett (Pam) of Nettleton; 11 grandchildren, Jodie Moses (Chris), Logan Barnett, Chris Jefferys, Blake Jefferys, Jacob Jefferys, Arisa Barnett, Kolby Cleveland, Kyle Cleveland, Kayleigh Cleveland, Hannah West and Bryson Bruce; stepgrandchildren, Donovan Blaylock, Jenna Marie Blaylock, Justice Floyd and Tyler Rice; great-grandson, Andrew Moses; stepgreat-granddaughter, Avery Grace Blaylock.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elsie Stanford; and brothers, Gene Barnett, Billy Barnett, Bobby Barnett and Hoyle Barnett.

Pallbearers will be Michael Patterson, Will Rice, Greg Barnett, Kevin Barnett, Scotty Floyd and Timmy Barnett. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and employees of Comfort Engineering.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.

Ruthie Null
MERIDIAN – Ruthie J. Null died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at her home.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel in Meridian. Burial will be in Long Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday at the funeral home.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamfh.com.

Keith Yates
JUMPERTOWN – Joseph Keith Yates, 76, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility in Baldwyn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville.

Joann Lambert
CORINTH – Joann H. Lambert, 62, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at her home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, July 20, at Corinthian Funeral Home. Burial will be in Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery.

Mary Jo Lockhart
RIPLEY – Mary Jo Dixon Lockhart, 82, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Ripley. She was born Feb. 13, 1931, to Dennis F. and Vera Mae Thornton Dixon in Ripley. She was a teacher, retiring with 37 years of service at Hickory Flat High School in the Benton County School District. Being a favorite teacher among the students, she touched many lives in a loving, sweet and positive way. After retiring she became a Merle Norman beauty consultant in Ripley.

She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Dr. Rex Yancey will officiate. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Martha Dixon Glissen (Buford) and Frances Butts (James), both of Ripley; one nephew, Paul B. Glissen of Tupelo; three nieces, Julie Farrell (Stark) and Amy Watkins, both of Ripley, and Rebekah Smith (Shane) of Ringo, Ga.; five great-nephews, Khristian Farrell (Deserae), Konnor Farrell, Kaden Farrell, Gabriel Butts and Asher Smith; two great-nieces, Carlee Watkins and Aubrey Smith; three stepdaughters, Rebecca Smith (Jimmy) of Alpine, Regina Childs (Kenneth) of Ripley and Tammy Lockhart (Donnie) of Guntown.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles Edwin Lockhart.

Pallbearers will be Paul B. Glissen, Stark Farrell, Shane Smith, Khristian Farrell, Konnor Farrell, Kaden Farrell and Gabriel Butts. Honorary pallbearers will be Buford Glissen and James Butts.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Sunday.

Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, Roger Childs, The Peoples Bank, P.O. Drawer 419, Ripley, MS 38663.

To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Eric Mosby
CHICAGO – Eric Mosby, 48, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at his home in Chicago. He was born on Nov. 26, 1964, to Dorothy P. Mosby and the late Curtis L. Mosby. He was a 1983 graduate of Tupelo High School.
Services will be at noon today, July 20, at St. Paul Life Center with the Rev. Patrick Head officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Mosby; his sisters, Teresa Wade (Anthony) and Jackie Brock of Tupelo; his brothers, Vincent Mosby of Jackson, Andre Thomas (Debbie) of Tupelo and Curtis Mosby Jr. of Toledo, Ohio; his nephew, Aaran Wade, and his nieces, Ashley Mosby and April Wade; one uncle, John Agnew (Margaret) of Fort Washington, Md.; two aunts, Emmer Adams of Park Forest, Ill., and Ermer (R.R.) Low of Upper Marlbora, Md.; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.

Billy Smith
BOONEVILLE – Billy Walden Smith, 85, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab in Booneville. He was born Aug. 18, 1927, to Earl and Ora Walden Smith. He was a retired farmer and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Russell Clouse and Bro. Rickey Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

He is survived by his two daughters, Beverly (Jerry) Johnson of Ward, Ark., and Amanda Smith Downs of Booneville; three sisters, Mary Lynn (Bernell) Smith, Bettie Raye Akers and Janie Gale (Russell) Clouse, all of Booneville; one brother, Mackie Don (Rhonda) Smith of Booneville; two granddaughters, Holly (Drew) Shull of Westfield, Ind., and Brooke (Jeff) Lindsey of Marietta; and five great-grandchildren, Dalton Pounds, Dallas Pounds, Matthew Shull, Noah Shull and Madelyn Lindsey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Virginia Holley Smith.

Pallbearers will be Sterling Akers, Marc Smith, Carter Smith, Haden Holley, Wayne Holley and Bobby Holley.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Susan Gibbs
CORINTH – Susan Marie Gibbs, 49, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at her home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, July 20, at Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth.

Condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Ella Smith
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Ella Grace Smith died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Baptist Women’s Hospital in Memphis.

Graveside services were Friday, July 19, at Bethel Cemetery at Ashland. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.