By NEMS Daily Journal
STARKVILLE – Geoffrey Walkup Guyton passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at his home. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering and master of computer science. He recently retired from the Mississippi State University Extension Service. He grew up and married at Trinity Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Charlotte, attended First Baptist Church in recent years. He was an avid computer enthusiast, fisherman and gardener. His numerous feeders attracted hundreds of hummingbirds to the yard every summer.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church Chapel in Starkville. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Hester Guyton; a stepson, Justin Head (Evelyn) of Starkville; three sisters, Lane Guyton Gilbert (Rick) of Benton, Colleen Guyton Tindoll (Scott) of Saltillo and Elizabeth H. Guyton of Memphis; and four nieces and nephews, Cory Gilbert of Lexington, Ky., Emily Gilbert of Jackson, Megan Tindoll of Saltillo and David Tindoll of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert D. and Peggy Guyton; one brother, Robert Daniel Guyton; and his grandparents, Joseph and Mima Guyton, and Harvey and Ora Price of Kosciusko.
Memorials may be made to the Geoff Guyton Innovation in Technology Award at www.msufoundation.com or P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762-6149; or First Baptist Church of Starkville or Trinity Presbyterian Church of Starkville.
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EGGVILLE – Dale Channing Parker, 35, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his residence. He was born Nov. 10, 1976, in Tupelo to James R. Parker and Myra Leslie Parker. He was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He worked in mattress sales with Capital Bedding in the past and was employed by National Mattress at the time of his death. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved motorcycles, especially his Harley 1100 Sportster. An avid country music and Ole Miss fan, he was always up for good food and great conversation with his many friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Private burial will take place at Union Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service-time today.
Survivors include his father, James R. Parker (Betty) of Tupelo; his mother, Myra Leslie Parker of the Richmond community; one daughter, Gabi Kiddy of Blue Springs; one brother, Dayton Parker (Susie) of Eggville; a half sister, Andrea Floyd (Mark) of Palmetto; his grandfather, Farris Lofton of Eggville; niece, Cynthia Reynolds; and nephew, Jamie Parker.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruth Lofton and Frances Leslie.
Pallbearers will be Eric Washington, Jamie Parker, Randy Pumphrey, Sammy Ray Seymore, Dale Seymore and Kelly Wood.
Memorials may be made to Tupelo Children’s Mansion, P.O. Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Rose Raines Fitch, 76, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Trinity Missions in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Holly Springs. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at hsfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – Jimmy D. “Pop” D. Cobb, 78, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at his residence. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was active in the New Albany Civitans, the N.E. Union Volunteer Fire Department and the Mount Olivet Methodist Church.
A celebration of life is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service in New Albany with the Rev. Trey Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Ecru City Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three sons, Mike Cobb (Paige) of Nashville, Tenn., Butch Cobb (Barbara) of New Albany and Randy Cobb (Julia) of Tupelo; one brother, Ronald Cobb (Nobuko) of New Albany; two sisters, Karen Moore (Anthony) and Kathy McGee, both of McKenzie, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Beth, Danny, Michelle, Emily and Mary Ellen; and six great-grandchildren, Michael Lee, Halie, Kayla, Ethan, Sadie and Lizzy Jo.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Joan Gregory Cobb; his parents, Curtis and Maybell Cobb; and his brother, Joe M. Cobb.
Pallbearers will be Gary Chism, Gilbert Stokes, Lynn Fitts, Wade Chism, Jesse Fleming and Wayne Littlejohn.
Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Mount Olivet Methodist Church, 1945 Hwy. 30 East, New Albany, MS 38652.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In honor of Mr. Cobb’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Navy flag during his visitation and service.
DOWLING, Mich. – Dorothy Pettit Shotts, 82, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her residence.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Shottsville Community Church in Shottsville, Ala. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery in Shottsville. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shottsville Community Church.
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VARDAMAN – Mae Wilda Holmes, 76, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Community Hospice in Verona.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Midway M.B. Church at Vardaman. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery at Vardaman. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Lee Willie Holmes; six sons, Albert Douglas, James Douglas, Rufus Douglas, Raymond Douglas, Carl Douglas and Kenneth Douglas; two sisters, Carolyn Mims and Thelma Armstrong; three sisters, Ivy Wright, Ann Adams and Angie Buchanan; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
DENVER, Colo. – Funeral services for Albert Sorkin will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Temple Sinai. Interment will be at Mt. Nebo Memorial Park. Feldman Mortuary of Denver, Colo., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Marc (Laurie) Sorkin; one sister, Bella Haber of New York; and three grandchildren, Adam, Alison and Jonathan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Sorkin.
Contributions may be made to Shalom Cares Hospice or Temple Sinai.
PEPPERTOWN – Emma Kathryn Nanney, 86, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Friendship Methodist Church in Peppertown. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour before service time Sunday at the funeral home.
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Lois Rebecca Yearwood, 69, died Friday, July 27, 2012, in Southaven.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
MYRTLE – William Vernon “Bill” Adsit Sr., 50, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born in Pasadena, Calif., on July 28, 1961, to William Adsit and Gene Wiseman Adsit. He was an auto mechanic.
He is survived by four sons, Robert L. Adsit of Dumas, Chris Adsit of Topsham, Maine, Will Adsit of New Albany and Hunter Adsit of Myrtle; one brother, John Adsit of Concord, Calif.; one sister, Kay Gable of Galveston, Texas; and two grandchildren, Hailey Adsit and Victoria Adsit, both of New Albany.
The family will plan a private memorial service at a later date. United Funeral Service of New Albany is assisting the family.
OZARK – Robert Clark, 85, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.