Obituaries July 29, 2009

Terry Schultz
TUPELO – Terry Cleburne Schultz, 53, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 9, 1955, to Cleburne Arthur Schultz and Venara Nell Angle Schultz in Aberdeen. He lived most of his life in Aberdeen and in Tupelo for the past eight years. He graduated from Aberdeen High School and served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a retired employee of furniture manufacturing. He attended Palmetto Baptist Church at Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Adron Horne officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Luedeman Schultz of Pontotoc; four daughters, Rachel Swann and husband, John, of Myrtle, and Brandi Schultz, Alexa Schultz and Breanna Schultz, all of Pontotoc; one son, Terry A. Schultz of Tupelo; his stepmother, Lawana Schultz of Columbus; one sister, Shannon Jackson of Germantown, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Kathryn Schultz, Katherine Swann and William Swann.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Eric Schultz; and one daughter, Justine Luedeman.
Pallbearers will be Brian Jones, Jason Compton, Nick Levern, Benjamin Beasley, John Boyd, Marlin West and Andy Wright.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences and guest registry may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
John T. Woodrow
PEARL – John T. “Tommy” Woodrow, 49, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at River Oaks Hospital. He was born Aug. 9, 1959, to Mary Joe and Tom H. Woodrow. He graduated from the Education Center in 1978 and worked at the family business, Joe Williams Electric Supply Company, for many years.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cederlawn Cemetery in Jackson. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Highland Colony is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Joe Woodrow of Ridgeland; one sister, Jo Carol Parker (Doug) of Madison; one brother, Gary W. Woodrow (Mitzi) of Mantachie; one niece, Kim Parker of Foley, Ala.; two nephews, Brett Parker of Brandon and Joey Woodrow (Lindsay) of Crystal Springs; and one great-niece, Kayla Woodrow of Crystal Springs.
He was preceded in death by his father, the Hon. Thomas H. Woodrow.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Grace Acklin
BELMONT – Grace Timbs Acklin, 79, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Mississippi to Bob and Ethel Underwood Timbs. She was a 1948 graduate of Belmont High School. She attended nursing school at Lutheran Hospital in Vicksburg, graduating on Feb. 17, 1953. She dedicated her life to taking care of others. She was retired from the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis after 25 years. She also worked part time at Red Bay Hospital, Iuka Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Jerry Ginn and Bro. Kevin Tribble officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Garden.
Survivors include four nieces, Gail Lewellyn of Cordova, Tenn., Diane Bumpus (Danny) and Sheila Craig (Terry), all of Belmont, and Brenda Yarbrough of Jackson, Tenn.; two nephews, Will Phipps (Kathy) of Rochester, N.Y., and Rusty Acklin of Olive Branch; and special friends, Donnie Mac and Carol Wanner of Dennis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Acklin; two brothers, Earnest and John Timbs; two sisters, Berniece Timbs and Bobbie Phipps; and her parents.
Visitation will be at the funeral home until service time today.

Donnie Pauline Hunter
MEMPHIS – Donnie Pauline Hunter, 67, died July 25, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after a long illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Pentecostal Church in New Albany. Burial will be in the Euclatubba Cemetery near Saltillo. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time at the church.

Artie Nelson
CORINTH – Artie Brown Nelson, 87, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the church until service time.
Ruby Lindsey
PONTOTOC – Ruby Mae Hamilton Lindsey, 79, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at her residence in Pontotoc. She was a native of Chickasaw County. She was a member of Wilson Chapel M.B. Church, where she served on the Mother’s Board. She was retired from Mississippi Eaton Manufacturing. She had a passion for cooking and being concerned about others. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nettie Lindsey-Farr.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church. The Rev. Colbert Graham will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, George Lindsey Sr. of Pontotoc; four daughters, Patricia (James) Long, Diane Bolton, Zettie (Louis) Pegues and Ruby Jean (John) Parks, all of Pontotoc; seven sons, John Author (Tammy) Lindsey of Milwaukee, Wis., Joe Earnest (Beverly) Lindsey, J.T. (Earline) Lindsey and Michael Lindsey, all of Beloit, Wis., Hayvert (Joyce) Lindsey, George (Louise) Lindsey Jr. and Willie Murl (Tasha) Lindsey, all of Pontotoc; one brother, Willie (Brenda) Hamilton of Pontotoc; 40 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Therman Mitchell
OKOLONA – Therman Lige Mitchell, 76, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at his residence in Okolona. He was born on Aug. 6, 1932, in Booneville to Lige and Helen Weeks Mitchell. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He married Martha Ann Patterson on Aug. 13, 1955, in the Bissell community of Lee County and they lived most of their adult life in Okolona. He worked for the City of Okolona for over 30 years, retiring in l997 as superintendent of the Street and Water Department. He was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of Okolona and the Jimmy Kyle Sunday School Class. A Master Mason affiliated with Prairie Lodge 87, he enjoyed the great outdoors, fishing and hunting, keeping a beautiful yard and raising produce in his garden. He will be sorely missed by a grateful family and community.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Okolona Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Bro. Eric Boykin and Bro. Larry Sullivan officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Martha Mitchell of Okolona; his daughter, Melanie Davis (William Lake) of Huntsville; three sons, Randy Mitchell (Melinda) of Pascagoula, Dennis Mitchell (Debbie) of Pontotoc and Scott Mitchell of Starkville; eight grandchildren, Megan, Joshua, Christian, Jordan, Cal, Kaylie, Lige and Katelyn; two brothers, Charlie Mitchell of Aberdeen and Lige “Mitch” Mitchell of Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Maggie Sullivan and Linda Lou Pounders.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Cal, Lige and Joshua, Wade Nicholson, Kenneth McVay and Harold Jolly. Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until the service time at 2 p.m. Thursday, all at the Okolona Chapel.
Gladys H. Winkles
WALNUT – Gladys H. Winkles, 79, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Tippah County Hospital. She was born July 7, 1930, to Noah F. Haygood and Pearlie Mardis Haygood. She was a member of the Falkner Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and a homemaker.
Services will be at 3 p.m.today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Fred Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Lori Jones (Jerry) of Walnut: three sons, Daniel Winkles and Gary Winkles (Janie), both of Walnut, and Randy Winkles (Virginia) of Ripley; one sister, Lydia Hawkins of Middleton, Tenn.; one brother, Junior Haygood of Tennessee; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Mary V. Haygood.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommie G. Winkles; her parents; two sons, Walter Winkles and Terry Winkles; three brothers, Ford Haygood, Wilmer Haygood and Tulin Haygood; two grandchildren, Mitchell Winkles and Tommie Winkles Jr.
Pallbearers will be Keith Luna, Mike Hancock, Terry Holmes, Mark Haygood, Jason Haulcomb and Taylor Buchanan.
To view obituaries and sign the online guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Jackson
FALKNER – Helen Ruth Dillon Jackson, 88, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. She was born April 2, 1921, to James Otto Dillon and Freidie May Barnes Dillon. She was a member of New Salem Primitive Baptist Church. She was an avid quilter and homemaker. She was retired from teaching after 21 years. She taught at Gift Elementary School in Alcorn County and Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Dewayne Dubard officiating. Burial will be in Falkner Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann Carmack of Tiplersville, and Martha Wilbanks (Larry) and Nancy Jackson of Falkner; three sons, Bill Jackson (Ollie) and Eddie Jackson (Natha), all of Falkner, and Jim Jackson of Ripley; 17 grandchildren, Sandy Ozbirn (Wesley) of Senatobia, Barry Hughes (Cindy) of Starkville, John Jackson and Justin Jackson (Lawana), all of Falkner, Kevin Wilbanks of Tiplersville, Kami Derrick (Scott) of Dumas, Steve Jackson (Robyn) and Lisa Dees (Benji) of Iuka, Robert Jackson and Jason Jackson (Amy), all of Falkner, Hollie Luna (Jeremy) of Ripley, Denise Clark (Kevin) of Falkner, Heather Wilburn (Josh) of Ashland, Jessica Lawler (Jamie) of Jasper, Ala., Josh Paseur of Falkner, Mandy Brock (Stanley) of Ripley and Sherry Hurn of Saltillo; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Jessie Pearce Jackson; her parents; one daughter, Helen Loucille Jackson Kidwell; one son, J.P. Jackson Jr; two grandchildren, Alan Shane Wilbanks and Jennifer Lynn Jackson Floyd.
Pallbearers will be John Jackson, Justin Jackson, Barry Hughes, Kevin Wilbanks, Steve Jackson, Robert Jackson, Jason Jackson and Josh Paseur.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Walter Sorrell
CORINTH – Walter Sorrell, 56, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at his home in Atlanta, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
Trula Fay Phillips
UNITY – Trula Fay Phillips, 81, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at The Meadows in Fulton after a brief Illness. A Lee County native, she was born Nov. 27, 1927, to John and Etta Vena Hill Young. She attended Holmes Junior College on a basketball scholarship before earning her degree in education from Mississippi State University. She was a dedicated teacher in the Mississippi Public Schools for 35 years, retiring from Saltillo. After her teaching career, she worked for TRI Realtors for five years. She was an accomplished oil painter and loved her dog, Pork Chop. She was the widow of Hoyle Brandon Phillips, who preceded her in death Jan. 5, 2001. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she delighted in the time she spent with her family. She was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Eddie Boutwell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Kornegay (Glenwood) of Ft. Worth, Texas; her son, Hoyle (Sonny) Phillips Jr. (Dianne) of Guntown; her sister, Corine Green (Charles) of Beech Springs community; three grandchildren, Brad Phillips (Lane) of Starkville, Brian Phillips (fiancée, Kasey) of Unity and Krisha McCoy (Kevin) of Swampscott, Mass.; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Phillips, Mia Fay McCoy and Chase McCoy.
Pallbearers will be Brad Phillips, Brian Phillips, Kevin McCoy, David Long, Steve Parham and Joe Keeton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

George Roza
AMORY – George Medeiros Roza, 82, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born Jan. 16, 1927, in North Truro, Mass., to Frank and Lucinda Roza. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Amory and Gideons International. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired CPO. He served in World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a retired supervisor for Bryan Foods.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in West Point with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will be in Alva Cemetery at Duck Hill. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mattie Helen Roza of Amory; two daughters, Veronica R. Knox (Larry W.) of Amory and Pamela R. Hayes (Mark) of Miami; one brother, Edward M. Roza (Lucille) of Eastham, Mass.; one sister, Marie R. Dutra of Aimsbury, Mass.; six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Peeples, Mark Hill, Eugene Allen and John Ingram. Honorary pallbearers are the Adult III Men’s Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 661, West Point, MS 39773.

Robert Rutledge
OLIVE BRANCH – Robert Garefield Rutledge died Monday, July 27, 2009, after a long illness. He was born Feb. 21, 1946. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Olive Branch.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery at Etta.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his daughter, Tonya Murphy; a son, Brian Rutledge; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Morgan; four grandchildren, Jordan, Cheyenne, Brandon and Kaira; two sisters, Shirley Killough and Mabel Jurjevich; two brothers, Jerry Rutledge and Roy Rutledge; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Prennie Hutcheson
TISHOMINGO – Prennie Hutcheson, 89, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forrest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Forrest Grove Baptist Church.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Elmer Butler
BALDWYN – Elmer R. Butler, 93, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Jason I. Smith
HATTIESBURG – Jason I. Smith, 26, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will be in the Bethlehem CME Church Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Azie Lee Dodds
NEW ALBANY – Azie Lee Rodgers Dodds, 76, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She had worked at U.S. Extruision Impacts in New Albany, She enjoyed children and baby sitting and she loved playing with her grandchildren. She was a member of The Academy Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Terry Rodgers, Bro. Andy Russell and Bro. Don McCutchen officiating. Burial will be in the Old Glenfield Cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, Tommy Dodds (Jo Ann) and Dennis Dodds, both of New Albany, and Jackie Dodds (Sandy) of Ingomar; five sisters, Jamie Lee Yates, Mary Pickens, Beatrice Page, Patricia Yates and Judy Owen; two brothers, Eddie Rodgers and Allen Rodgers; eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry Rodgers and Opal Lee Raines Rodgers; her husband, W.C. Dodds; two brothers, Billy Joe Rodgers and Chester Rodgers; and two grandsons, Dennis Joe Dodds Jr. and William Lee Dodds.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Phifer, Jonah Cole Cobb, Shawn Yates, Edward Rodgers, David Yates and Chad Rodgers.

James Autry
HICKORY FLAT – James Herman Autry, 79, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bluff Springs Baptist Church at Ashland. Burial will be in Bluff Springs Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Enothy P. Wilson
HOUSTON – Enothy P. Wilson, 53, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Baptist Hospital in Southaven. She was born July 5, 1956, to Raymond Posley and the late Pauline Johnson Posley. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Outreach Ministry in Okolona. She was the first lady and Sunday School teacher at Silver Ridge in Macon, where she and her husband are pastors.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Calvary Outreach Church in Okolona with the Rev. Ronald Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Lower Prairie Creek Cemetery in Mantee. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Pastor Ronald Wilson; two sons, Jaledric Ryshun Wilson and William Rashod Wilson (Sherita), all of Houston; her father, Raymond Posley of Mantee; one brother, Lyn Roy Posley (Renae); six sisters, Nova (Charles) Wofford of Mantee, Elizabeth Dean (Thomas) of Cedar Bluff, Shirley Flagg of Mantee, Bobbie Atkinson (Lester), Rhonda Blutt, Viola (Eugene) Ford, all of Mantee; three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today.

John Edwards
TUPELO – John Edwards died Tuesday, July 28, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Walter Wright
FALKNER – Walter Wright, 91, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at his home in Falkner. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.

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