Obituaries July 26, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Suzanne Anderson
OXFORD – Suzanne Lamar Anderson, 68, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at her home. A native of New Albany, She was a graduate of New Albany High School and the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and served as secretary and treasurer for the Lamar Family Union Development Corporation. She was a retired teacher. She will be remembered as a dedicated Christian and devoted to her faith, family and friends.
A gathering of family members and friends will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the Fellowship Hall of the Oxford University United Methodist Church. Private family interment is in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center Main Chapel of Somerville, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, William M. “Bill” Anderson; two sons, Dr. Robert M. “Rob” Pickering (Kim) of Memphis and W.M. “Andy” Anderson III (Cinny) of New Orleans, La.; one daughter, Sallie Kate Ray (Dr. Mark Ray) of Tupelo; her sister, Betty Lamar Peebles (Tom) of Somerville, Tenn.; two brothers, Dr. Wayne T. Lamar (Patricia) of Oxford and Thomas E. Lamar of Oxford; and her grandchildren, William Pickering, Mary Taylor Ray, Andrew Ray, Taylor Anderson and Pixie Anderson.
Memorials may be sent to the Fountain Church, 1308 N. Lamar Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655 or to the Interfaith Ministries of the Oxford University United Methodist Church, 424 S. 10th St., Oxford, MS 38655.

Larry Wallace
BALDWYN – Larry Wallace, 84, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Collier Lutheran Hospice Center. He was born Jan. 23, 1928, to Ed and Maybell Wallace in Baldwyn. He was a teacher of music, beginning the first band program in Harrisburg, Ark., where he taught for four years. He then moved to Colorado and thus began his tutelage as band director for Wheat Ridge High School from 1958 through 1987, where he was known as “The Music Man of Wheat Ridge.”
Wallace (as his students referred to him) dedicated his life not only teaching his students the gift of music, but also discipline, self-respect and responsibility. He referred to his students as his “band” family and as one student stated in her speech given at a school band reunion in 1995, “If Wallace had not put the music in us; if he hadn’t dedicated himself to us, most of us would be empty, having a much less rich life.” Through the years Larry received numerous honors including being inducted into the American Bandmaster’s Award as well as the Colorado Bandmasters Hall of Fame. After retiring, Larry continued to share his gift of music by mentoring college students and donating countless hours teaching music theory classes at local high schools. He was a parole officer working with delinquent teenage boys in Denver. His love for teaching music and his influence on young people was what he dedicated his life to and he will be greatly missed by all.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Maybell Wallace. He is survived by his sister, Nell Bryson; two nephews, Don (Annie) and B.J. (Mary) Bryson; and a niece, Debbie (Gerald) Collier, all of Baldwyn; and countless friends.
Memorials may be made to The Larry Wallace Fund to benefit Wheat Ridge High School students in his memory. The address is Jefferson Foundation, 809 Quail Street, Building No. 1, Lakewood, Colo.
A special thanks to the staff at Collier Hospice Center, his friends and former students for making his passing a celebration of his life.

L.D. Watson
AMORY – Lee Dale “L.D.” Watson, 85, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 23, 2012, at Oak Tree Plantation in Amory. He was the only child of Eula Holliman Watson and Lee Watson of Hamilton. He was a lifelong resident of Hamilton until transitioning to Oak Tree in March of last year. He graduated from Hamilton High School, joined the military and served in World War II and is a 65 year member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a member and deacon of the First Christian Church of Aberdeen. He and his father were general contractors in northeast Mississippi, building such landmarks as Center Hill Baptist Church in Hamilton, Hamilton school, Gilmore Hospital in Amory, Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen, Houston Hospital, Sulligent School in Alabama, Calhoun City Hospital, Citizens National Bank in Macon and many others. He enjoyed vacations to the Florida Gulf Coast with his family. He was a loving, devoted husband, a wise and wonderful father and will be deeply missed.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Amory. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 65 years, Laura Louise Jackson; daughter, Rebecca W. McClure of Bellevue, Wash.; son, David L. Watson (Bess) of Atlanta, Ga.; and grandchildren, William Morgan Lloyd of Athens, Ga., Morgan Anne Lloyd of San Diego, Calif., Lori Ann Hall of Austin, Texas, and Brian Scott McClure of Austin, Texas.
Visitation is 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Aberdeen.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to First Christian Church,
P. O. Box 669, 200 College Place, Aberdeen, MS 39730.

Lorine Clark
OXFORD – Lorine Clark, 77, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Okolona.

T.A. Dendy
WEST POINT – Thomas Adron “T.A.” Dendy, 68, passed away, on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He was born Feb. 2, 1944, in Chickasaw County to Jewel Lorene Dendy and Ellis Adron Dendy. He was retired from Babcock and Wilcox Company as a fitter-welder after 32 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was happiest watching his grandson, Nate, play sports. He married Becky Cox Dendy on Feb. 14, 1969.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Dr. James A. Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery at Montpelier. Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Becky Cox Dendy; two daughters, Trina Dendy and Paige Dendy Lamkin (Shane); one grandson, Nate Lamkin, all of West Point; two brothers-in-law, Rusty Cox (Becky) and Bill Cox (Doopie); two sisters-in-law, Pam Cox and Jean Dendy; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; two sisters, Julie McMullen (Sam Thrash) of Columbus and Mary Dendy Brand (Lonnie) of Cedar Bluff; two brothers, Marion E. “Punk” Dendy (Gaye) of West Point and Lamar Dendy (Cora) of Mantee.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete Dendy and Phil Dendy; two sisters, Joyce Dendy Eaton and Josephine Dendy; nephew, Billy Wayne Eaton; his brother-in-law, Keith Cox; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John Thomas and Peggy Cox.
Pallbearers will be John Ed Freshour, Bobby Jenkins, Frank Pettit, Brad Cox, Will Cox and Heath Brand.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brett Miller, Charles Clanton, Don Permenter, Henry Myers, Frank Wilson, Willie Hightower, Garland Colbert, Hubert Eaton, Eddie Brock, Darrold Neal; all his many friends from B&W; and his church family at Calvary Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Palestine Cemetery Fund, c/o Jim Murray, 18515 Hwy. 46, Pheba, MS 39755 or to Sally Kate Winters Home for Children, P.O. Box 1277, West Point, MS 39773-1277.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Carolyn Warren
BALDWYN – Carolyn Warren, 49, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Allie Frazier
HAMILTON – Allie Frances Basham Frazier, 90, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born Sept. 29, 1921, to Dr. James Woodie Basham and Mabel Crosby Basham in Monroe County. She was a lifelong resident of Hamilton. She retired as a nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus and also worked at Hamilton Post Office and Cadence Bank. She was a member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Lee Murff officiating. Burial will be in Ross Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Edward “Chuck” Frazier of Hamilton; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Stacia Gilliland, Adeline Black, Mary Sue Murff, Manie Vardaman, Elizabeth Frazier and Cora Cockerham; and two brothers, J.W. Basham Jr. and John Basham.
Pallbearers will be Bill Cockerham, Ricky Frazier, Woodie Frazier, Jerry Pittman, Charles Stanford, Tommy Clegg, John Bradford Basham, Mike Frazier and Bobby Frazier.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelann memorial.com.

Gilda Hurst
WEST POINT – Gilda Christopher Hurst, 77, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harold Corbell
HAMILTON – Harold Jackson Corbell, 70, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Golden Living Center of Ripley. He was born Aug. 24, 1941, to William Emitt Corbell and Ruby Grey Hudson Corbell in Lamar County, Ala. He lived most of his life in Monroe County. He graduated from Hamilton School and served in the U.S. Army.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Timothy Harold Corbell (Kathy) of Amory and Jamie Dale Corbell of Aberdeen; two grandchildren, Staci Corbell and MacKenzi Corbell; two great-grandchildren, Adah Jade Corbell and Jenna Kaye Keith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers, Billy Corbell, Alfred Corbell, Jimmy Corbell, Howard Corbell and Harry Corbell.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time Friday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
To sign the register and leave condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Jo Brown
HAMILTON – Jo Brown, 72, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

William J. Raspberry
WASHINGTON D.C. – William J. Raspberry, 76, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012. He was a native of Okolona.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Washington National Cathedral. Interment will be private. McGuire’s Funeral Home of Washington, D.C., is in charge.
A memorial service will be held at Okolona at a late date. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of these services.
He is survivied by his wife, Sondra Dodson Raspberry; his children, Patricia and Mark Raspberry, both of Washington, D.C., Angela Raspberry Jackson (Michael) of Detroit, Mich., and Reginald Harrison (Andrea) of Manassas, Va.; his mother, Willie Mae Tucker Raspberry; and siblings, Hattye Raspberry Hall and David L. Raspberry.
Memorials may be made to the CREATE Foundation-Baby Steps, P.O. Box 1053, Tupelo, MS 38802.

Wayne Greer
HICKORY FLAT – Wayne Delaine Greer, 73, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his residence. He was born Sept. 15, 1938, in New Albany to William Duncan “W.D.” Greer and Bertha Mae Mann Greer. He retired from the Mississippi State Highway Department of Transportation with 35 years of service. He was a member of the Cornersville Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Gary Linville officiating. Burial will be in the Cornersville Cemetery in Potts Camp. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a special friend, Joan Kennon of Hickory Flat; a sister, Mary Jane Greer Robbins (Larry) of Ripley; a brother, Bobby Greer (Margaret) of Hickory Flat; a niece, Janet Greer D’Amico (Dominic); three nephews, David Robbins (Pam), Steven Greer and Jason Greer; two great-nieces, Mary Beth Robbins and Giana Grace D’Amico; and two great-nephews, Brandon Robbins and Brody Robbins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Walter Gadd, Glen Clossitt, David Greer Jr., Allen Gray, William Byers, James Byers, James Smith and James Gray.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Mary Hughes
AMORY – Mary Blake Hughes, 99, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Golden Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Laverne Napper
FALKNER – Laverne Sides Napper, 48, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born Aug. 2, 1963, to Frank Jr. and Erma Joyce King Sides in Ripley. She was a dispatcher for Service Experts. She attended Hamilton Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. John Huggins officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery at Walnut.
Survivors include her parents; two daughters, Kassey Napper and Breanne Michaela Lynn Napper, both of Falkner; two sisters, Renee Sides and Vicki Porterfield, both of Walnut; one grandchild, Ian Brody Napper; two stepsons, Nicholas Damien Napper and Jerrod Daniel Napper of Galloway, Tenn.; a special friend, Denise Weaver of Moscow, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Sides and Robert Sides.
Pallbearers will be Nicholas Napper, Jerrod Napper, Bradley Porterfield, Brett Weaver, Scott Bezzo and A.J. Flores.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.

Randy Kennard
GUYS, Tenn. – Randy Matthew Kennard, 51, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his home. He was born Dec. 6, 1960. He was a Baptist. He was a superintendent at JESCO Construction and Engineering, where he worked for 26 years. He enjoyed his job and working, spending time with his family and friends, and watching football games and NASCAR. He was a soft spoken, humble and generous man who was always kind and gentle and enjoyed helping others. He was proud of his vintage tractor and would often engage Casey in a race to see who could mow the most of their large lawn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Friends and Charlie Browning will officiate. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of seven years, Darlene Cook Kennard of Guys, Tenn.; one daughter, Angel Edwards (Eric) of Nelsonville, Ohio; one son, Casey Crow (Tasha) of Corinth; his mother, Dorothy Dell Rushing Kennard of Trimble, Ohio; grandchildren, Kyler Kennard, Allisyn Edwards, Gage Crow and Weston Crow; brother, Brad Kennard of Trimble, Ohio; sister, Valarie Arnold (Steve) of Gloster, Ohio; one nephew and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Lewis Kennard, and a brother, Steve Kennard.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Lovelace, Franks Curtis, Danny Cook and John Wardlow. Honorary pallbearers will be JESCO Superintendents and all other special personnel.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.

Mablen Chandler
WEST POINT – Mablen Harley Chandler, 88, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Methodist Healthcare in Memphis.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Kyle Chapel M.B. Church in Vardaman. Burial will follow in Midway cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Carter Funeral Home in West Point.

R.L. Dye
CALHOUN CITY – R.L. “Bozie” Dye, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his home. He was born May 28, 1929, in Vardaman. He was a retired employee of Nabor’s Building Supply, where he worked for 17 years. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Loyd Baptist Church and a life member of the American Legion, DAV, VFW and AMVet.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Robert E. Alexander and the Rev. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Ferguson of Derma; sons, Tommy Keith “T.K.” (Linda) Dye and Kent (Margaret) Dye, both of Calhoun City; one sister, Zelda Mae Walls of Houlka; five grandchildren, Julius (Alice) Massey, Angela (Trey) Phillips, Josh (Robyn) Ferguson, Jessica (Kyle) Threadgill and Kayla (Josh) Langston; and seven great-grandchildren, Payton, Colin, Cade, Mason, Levi, Anree and Jolie.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Dye; his parents, Roscoe and Alma Brannon Dye; five sisters, Emma Lou Dye Mann, Mavis Dye, Maxine Dye, Mosselle Dye and Vera Bailey; and four brothers, Glenn Dye, Wayne Dye, Allvern Dye and J.D. “Bob” Dye.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at pryorfuneralhome.com.

Willie Lee Channell
CORINTH – Willie Lee Channell, 72, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill M.B. Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Oak Hill M.B. Church.

Lora Harris
IUKA – Lora Harris, 51, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka.