Obituaries July 25, 2013

Jimmah Dunn
GUNTOWN – Jimmah “Missy” Dunn, 41, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She enjoyed fishing, boating, swimming and being outdoors. She was very outgoing and loved being around people.

Family and friends will gather Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at 5 p.m. at the Garden, 146 Edison Avenue, Guntown, for a Celebration of Life Memorial Service. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Gattis of Guntown; grandfather, Sidney Gattis (Wilma) of Memphis; half sisters, Rosa Dunn and Becky Dunn; niece, Nikki Dunn; great-niece, Kelly (Kchelle) McNutt; sister-in-law, Terry Cupp; special aunts, Jeanette Riley, Bethel Wallace, Peggy Ryan, Ruth Patterson,Opal Parker and Ella Turner; godsons, Barkley Fike and Gage Fike; special friends of Missy’s mother, Martha Williams and Tina Wilmoth; many loved aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Dunn; brother, Myke Dunn; grandparents, Ann Parker and Osalee Dunn.

The family asks that people bring a plant, flower or angel that can be planted or placed in the garden in her memory during the Celebration of Life Memorial Service.

Missy’s mother wrote this poem in her memory:

“Missy’s Memory”
Her wings are light
her journey is easy.
They’re all at the gate,
Myke, her brother, and
her two grandmothers.
With friends they await.
In the midst stands Jesus
saying “Your pain is now gone,
Welcome Home.”

Carolyn Catledge
TUPELO – Carolyn Bridges Catledge, 85, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born on April 24, 1928, to Arthur Columbus and Anna Myrtle McDade Bridges in Webster County. She grew up in Sunflower County, attending school in Drew. She was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker and friend. A resident of Tupelo, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for 52 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial will follow.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James R. Catledge of Tupelo; her son, Greg Catledge (Sherrie) of Charlotte, N.C.; her daughter, Jo Catledge Staten of Tupelo; stepgrandson, Josh Rogers (Stephanie) and step-great-granddaughters, Annabelle and Sawyer of Manchester-By-the-Sea, Mass.; stepgrandson, Casey Rogers (Courtney) and stepgreat-grandsons, Jake and Dylan of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, James Bridges (Artis) of Greenville; a sister, Jean Bridges Thomas (Charles) of Tutwiler; a sister-in-law, Billie Bridges; many nephews and nieces; and dear friends and caregivers, Sandra Wood, Loretta Porter and Susan Unger.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Ewell Bridges, Arthur Bridges and John Bridges; and sisters, Francis Bridges Glass, Elizabeth Bridges Boyles, Ruth Bridges Simmons and Sue Bridges Weatherby.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Bramlett, Pete Bridges, Danny Parks, Larry Parks, Tom Weatherby and Rick Bridges. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Richard Hays and Steve White.
Memorials may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, Hope Family Ministries or Sanctuary Hospice House, all in Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Friday.

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

Sarah Adair
NEW ALBANY – Sarah Virginia Waugh Adair, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was born in Pontotoc County (Toccopola) on July 30, 1934, to Hayden and Dorothy Turner Waugh. A 1952 graduate of Ingomar High School, she married her high school sweetheart, Harry Adair, in June 1952. Raised in a musical family, she always loved gospel music. She directed music, choirs and special groups at Meadowood Baptist Church in Amory and at Hatley Missionary Baptist Church in Hatley. She worked several years in bookkeeping and office work. She was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, did solo work and played piano some. She also sang at four different nursing homes and made her own album titled “I Sing Because.” She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 25, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Pound officiating. Burial will be in the Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Harry Adair; her four sons, Phil Adair (Pam) of Hatley, Cliff Adair (Angie) of Bruce, Jeff Adair (Pam) of Ingomar and Tony Adair (Karen) of Senatobia; a brother, Jerry Waugh (Sharon) of Kiln; two brothers-in-law, Bro. Kenny Adair (Lavene) of New Albany and William Adair (Glenda) of Ingomar; a sister-in-law, Jane Cole (James) of Vernon, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Clint Adair (Hannah) of Bartlett, Tenn., Emily Simmons (Lane) of Starkville, Chance and Candice Adair of Bruce, Mallory Adair of Ingomar, Kayla, Madison and Kallie Adair of Senatobia; one great-grandchild, Hatley Adair of Bartlett, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Alisa Dale and Harrilyn Virginia Adair; and a brother-in-law, Carl Adair.

Her sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, Tupelo, or Ingomar Baptist Church, New Albany.

For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Ella Morrison
COLUMBUS – Ella Ree Philen Morrison, 93, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at her residence. She was born May 7, 1920, in Chilton, Ala., to Donton and Mattie Harrison Philen. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, a devout Christian and a faithful follower of Billy Graham. She worked for American Bosch for 20-plus years.

Private family graveside services were held Tuesday, July 23, at Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. Don Harding officiating. Memorial Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her son, Morris Morrison (Marilyn) of Belden; daughter, Rhonda Carol Morrison of Columbus; grandchildren, Phillip Locke, Wendy Henderson, Steven Strickland, Jenny Heegard (Kelly) and Lee Morrison; great-grandchildren, Chase Henderson, Rilley Copeland, Mercede Plumb (Brian), Randi Locke and Cody Locke; and great-great-grandchild, Karter Plumb.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Davis Morrison; brother, Aaron Philen; daughter, Cheryl Morrison Woodhouse; son, Charles Michael Morrison; and grandsons, Randy Locke and Scott Strickland.

Bob Lunceford
BILOXI – Robert “Bob” Lunceford, 62, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013. He was born June 26, 1951, to Rupert and Jane Lunceford in Calhoun City. He graduated from Calhoun City High School in 1969 and received a B.S. degree in nurse anesthesiology from the University of Mississippi in 1979. He had a passion for music and enjoyed playing the drums and piano regularly. He was a member of the Gospel Truth, a nationally recorded gospel ensemble in the early 1980s. He also wrote and composed the copyrighted song, “Read A Little More in His Book” in 1984. He enjoyed spending time with his family, Ole Miss football, the Gulf Coast, seafood, the beach and spending time with his cherished wife of nine years, Janie.

He is survived by his father, Rupert Lunceford of Calhoun City; his brother, Michael Lunceford of Tupelo; three children, April Sullivan of Brandon, Jana Alley of Seattle, Wash., and Matt Lunceford of Mobile, Ala.; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the First Baptist Church of Calhoun City. A service will directly follow at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Theral McClain
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Theral Douglas McClain, 49, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Ky. He was a native of Houston.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at His Grace Ministries in Houlka. Barnett-Strother Funeral Home of Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.barnettstrother.com.

Lucile Monk
BATESVILLE – Lucile Thomas Goree Monk, 89, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her home in Batesville. She was born Dec. 4, 1923, to L.E. and Gladys Thomas in Charleston. She married Paul E. Goree in 1939. After his death, she married the Rev. Samuel S. Monk. On and off through the years, she worked in retail sales. She ended her working career at age 77 after serving several years as a sorority house mother for the Alpha Gamma Deltas at Mississippi State University and then for Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority at the University of Mississippi. During her career she was also a secretary and bookkeeper for the family business. She was a member of Batesville Presbyterian Church. Playing bridge, gardening, painting and shopping for antiques were among her favorite hobbies.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Batesville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ann Kelly officiating. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Paulette Norman of Batesville; two stepdaughters, Virginia Ann Hamilton of Germantown, Tenn., and Ruth Ellen Monk of Houston, Texas; one son, Mike Goree (Johanna) of Starkville; one brother, Lent E. Thomas Jr. (Linda) of Batesville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Those who preceded her in death include her parents; her husbands, Paul E. Goree and Samuel S. Monk; one son, Paul E. “Eddie” Goree Jr.; and a sister, Inez Warren.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church.

Glen Hill
NEW ALBANY – David Glen Hill died Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.

Myrl Brown
IUKA – Myrl Wilemon Brown died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She attended and was an ordained minister in the Methodist church. She graduated from New Site High School and East Mississippi Junior College. She began teaching at Lena High School near Jackson, then at East Prentiss School before continuing her education at Scarritt College, where she received her master’s degree. She and her husband worked as missionaries in farm communities in Texas, ministered in several churches in Michigan and Indiana, then moved to Rome, Ga., where she taught at Berry College. She then accepted a position at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. She was born in Paden.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. The Rev. Jon Kaufman will officiate. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Aubrey L. Brown of Iuka; one son, Paul Brown (Deborah) of Mount Airy, Ga.; two brothers, Euel Wilemon (Wanda) of New Site and J.P. Wilemon Jr. (Bobbie) of Belmont; one sister, Shirley Ramsey of Fulton; one granddaughter, Jessica Furst (John) of Asheville, N.C.; an aunt, Ravelle Hudson of Battle Creek, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Price Wilemon Sr. and Kate Wilson Wilemon.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday.

An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Tipton
HATLEY – Dorothy McNeese Tipton, 78, died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her daughter’s home. Born Oct. 20, 1934, she was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Maggie Jane Heard McNeese. She married Gene Tipton on Aug. 9, 1952. Before her retirement, she worked at Glenn Manufacturing, where she was a serger and later in quality inspecting. A woman of great faith who loved her family, she was a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ. She enjoyed cooking, camping, gardening and flowers.

A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. today, July 25, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Minister Philip Hathcock officiating. Burial will be in the Durrett Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Gene Tipton of Hatley; two daughters, Sandra Vaughan (Pete) of Hatley and Patsy Taylor (Ronald) of Amory; three sisters, Betty Easter (J.D.) of Aberdeen, Linda Devaughan of Aberdeen and Odeen Woods of Texas; three brothers, Robert Ray McNeese (Hilda Ruth) of Amory, Clinton McNeese Jr. (Julia) of Quincy and Jackie Wayne McNeese (Elizabeth) of Quincy; eight grandchildren, Lee Vaughan, Cassie Vaughan Chism, Candy Wilson, Zack Jones, Mandy Renfroe, Becky Kyle, Josh Randall and Caton Tipton; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James Bryant McNeese; and one son, Eddie Ray Tipton.

Pallbearers will be Lee Vaughan, Zack Jones, Josh Randall, J.D. Easter, Shawn Renfroe and Jackie McNeese.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Amory Church of Christ, P.O. Box 371, Amory, MS 38821 or to Christian Chapel Church of Christ, 60127 Vaughn Road, Amory, MS 38821.

Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Don Henderson
LONG BEACH – Don E. Henderson, 56, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at home. He was the son of Martin Henderson and Laura Franks. He and his wife owned and operated Afab Bail Bonding Company and Henderson Security along the Coast and in Tupelo. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and traveled all over the country.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Jamie R. Henderson of Long Beach; children, Lorie Stull, Dawn Gordon, Adam Henderson, Kris Massey, Marc Massey and Michelle Lemay; siblings, Kathy Stanford, Martin Henderson, David Henderson, Betty Toliver, John Henderson and Linda Sanders; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann Slade.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Riemann Family Funeral Home in Long Beach.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation, Attn: Cancer Center Fund, P.O. Box 940, Gulfport, MS 39502.

Tributes may be offered at www.riemannfamily.com.

James King IV
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – James Albert “Jay” King IV, 55, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013. A native of Egypt community, he was born to James Albert King III and Dianne Tyson King on Jan. 14, 1958. He attended undergrad at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and participated in Education for the Ministry with the Episcopal church. He lived 27 years in Meridian, where his voice was a fixture on the airwaves of Meridian. He was a member of the Breakfast Bunch on WOKK for many years and went on to establish and program Classic Country 95.1. He had a voice that made one want to listen to what he had to say and he always said it well. His involvement in the Meridian community also included serving on the board for the Jimmie Rodgers Foundation, being a member of the Queen City Rods and Classic Car Club and being a lay reader and member of the Church of the Mediator. He moved to Roanoke, Va., in 2007, where he continued his broadcasting career, lending his talent to classic country radio and National Public Radio.

Survivors include his wife, Pamla Griffin King; daughter, Lauren King, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; son, James King V of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Molly King Chew; and mother, Dianne Tyson King, of Madison.

He was preceded in death by his father, James A. King III.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to his alma mater, The University of the South. Memorial gifts may be sent to The Office of University Advancement, Attn: Paula Whisenant, The University of the South, 735 University Ave., Sewanee, TN 37383. Indicate in the memo that it is intended for the James A. King IV Memorial Fund.

Claude Bell
HOME, Pa. – Claude Vernon Bell, 86, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his residence. A son of the late Kervin V. and Martha G. Bell, he was born Aug. 16, 1926, in Jackson. He was a graduate of Jett High School in Vicksburg. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Mississippi State University. He married Ann Louise Baker in May 1952. He worked at RCA and Martin-Marietta, which became Lockheed Martin. They moved to Maitland, Fla., in 1962. He was a member and trustee of Alverda Christian Church, and a Gideon’s Bible volunteer. He also enjoyed hunting.

He is survived by his second wife, Hildegard Bell of Home, Pa.; a daughter, Eleanor Fay Mills (Kenneth) of Ocala, Fla.; a son, Claude Vernon Bell Jr. (Colette) of Hohenwald, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Valerie Bacha (Patrick) of Home; twin sisters, Lois Taylor of Pearl and Louis Ashe of Tunica; three grandchildren, Terry Long, Catherine Bell and Vincent Bell; a stepgrandson, Michael Bacha; numerous nieces and nephews; and a sister in law, Mary Martin Cunningham (Ferrell) of Aberdeen.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann L. Baker Bell; a daughter, Joyce Bell in 2012; a brother, Howard Bell; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sam and Louise Baker.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today, July 25, at Union Cemetery at Wren. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Eden Martin, Phillip Cunningham, Archie Baker Jr., Sam Crawford Jr., Terry Long, Vincent Bell, Thomas Lee Martin and Herbert Word.

An online guest registry can be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Floyd Robertson Sr.
WEST POINT – Floyd Robertson Sr., 93, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Opal Bennett
WALNUT – Opal Lefay Null Bennett, 86, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born July 2, 1927, to Willie Lee and Zelma Nelson Null in Alcorn County. She was a retired nurse’s aide at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Camp Ground United Methodist Church in Walnut.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 25, at Camp Ground United Methodist Church in Walnut. The Rev. Mary Hutson will officiate, and Priscilla McCollum will deliver a eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Bonee of Walnut; one son, dewayne Bennett (Teressa) of Walnut; two brothers, Billy Null of Walnut and Vernon Nelson of Florida; seven grandchildren, Melissa Roberson (Jimmy), Denise Null (Teddy), Anita Hopkins (Chris), Jeff Bennett (Sandy), Bradley Bonee, Priscilla McCollum (Donnie), Corey Bennett (fiancée, Kim Matthews); 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clifford Bennett; her parents; and a daughter, Pamela Bennett.

Pallbearers will be Kolten Roberson, Jake Bennett, Chad Roberson, Donnie McCollum, Bennett McCollum, Jimmy Wayne Roberson, Travis Weatherly Bonee and Charlie Bonee.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Gunn, Shane Meeks, Doug Stanley, John Stanley, Randall Hall, Steve Wilbanks and Bob Wilbanks.

Visitation will be from 7 to 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to service time today at the church.

Memorials may be made to Camp Ground United Methodist Church, 221 CR 100, Walnut, MS 38683.

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

Marian Caffey
AMORY – Marian E. Caffey, 90, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in the North Union Cemetery in Webster County.

Visitation will be from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Brian Floyd
GUNTOWN – Brian Keith Floyd, 36, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas, as the result of an accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Isabella McIntosh
HOUSTON – Isabella “T” McIntosh, 94, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Nathaniel Prather
CORINTH – Nathaniel Prather, 92, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Pleasant Grove Church at Dennistown. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, in the National Cemetery at Corinth. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Virgle Jones
OXFORD – Virgle Lee Jones, 76, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will be in Philadelphia M.B. Church Cemetery in Oxford.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald Wilson Sr.
MATHISTON – Donald Wilson Sr., 92, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Spring Valley Cemetery in Mathiston.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.