Obituaries July 29, 2010

Coria Beene
TUPELO – Coria Beene, 88, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 18 ,1922, in Lee County to Sherman Beene and Mary Maglene Beene.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Whitehill M. B. Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Henry Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Porter Memorial Garden. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary (Elbert) Henry of Milwaukee, Wis.; one step-daughter, Francis Cayson of Tupelo; four sons Johnny (Shirlene) Cayson, Ebb Cayson, Darrell (Janice) Cayson and Odell (Ada) Cayson, all of Tupelo; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Dorothy Dean.
Visitation will be 1 until 5 p.m. today. Family hour will be 5 until 6 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service. Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Regina Gore
AMORY – Regina Harvetta Gore, 49, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Gilmore Regional Medical Center in Amory. Born June 5, 1961, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Mary Jackson Hardy and Haywood Hardy. She lived in Chicago most of her life before moving to Amory. She was a member of Mt. Olivet MB Church of Aberdeen. She was a graduate of Corliss High School in Chicago and a member of the National Guard while in Chicago. She enjoyed talking to friends, dancing and greeting people.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olivet MB Church of Aberdeen with the Rev. Willie Orr officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Darden & Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her father, Haywood Hardy of Aberdeen; one son, Jimmy (Jennifer) Gore of Amory; four brothers, Frederick (Bessie) Hardy of Shannon, Tony (Linnette) Hardy of California, Excell Hardy, Ronald (Ebony) Hardy, both of Aberdeen; three sisters, Kimberley (Wesley) Patterson of Chicago, Dorothy Hardy of Aberdeen, Tracey (Eddie) Leggon of Tupelo; six aunts, Evelyn Davis, Erma Jean Duke, both of Aberdeen, Thelma Tulrey, Eunice Bell, Martha McCarry, all of Chicago, Mary Lou Graves of West Point; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother and one son, Jamaal Gore.
Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Friday.

Jimmie Jenkins
NEW ALBANY – Jimmie Lee Jenkins, 79, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was born Nov. 12, 1930, in Union County to Curtis Jenkins and Forrest Bogue Jenkins. He was a retired employee of the New Albany City Street Department. He was a member of the Center Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Charles Tubbs and the Rev. Kenny Adair officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rebecca Rogers Jenkins of New Albany; a sister, Dorothy Adair of Memphis; a niece; a nephew; four great-nieces; and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Durrell Potts, Richard Palmer, Joe Bryant, Charles Bryant, Wayne Treadaway and Don Dabney.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Faye Boyd
HAMILTON – Faye Boyd, 86, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at the Calhoun City Nursing Home. She was born June 6, 1924, to Norman Neal and Hattie Griffin Neal in Calhoun County. She graduated from Bruce High School. She lived in Monroe County most of her life where she was a homemaker and a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday at Center Hill Baptist Church in Hamilton with Bro. Ricky Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen will be in charge of the services.
Survivors include two daughters, Robbie (David) Cantrell of Hamilton and Myra (Glen) Imel of Greenwood Springs; a sister, Lou Ella Milam of Calhoun City; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Boyd; a son, Jimmy Boyd; a great grandson, Christopher Imel; and several brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Johnson, Don Holloway, Tony Robinson, Michael Smith, James Edward Holloway and Eugene Holloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Holloway, Danny Holloway, Marvin “Boo” Welch and Billy Joe Holloway.
Visitation will be from 1 p. m. until service time Friday at Center Hill Baptist Church in Hamilton.
You can sign the register and send condolences on line at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Ben Jones
FULTON – The Rev. Ben Jones died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.grayson-porters.com.

Alex Graham
MEMPHIS – Alex Graham, 61, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at his home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive MB Church in Bethlehem, Miss. Burial will follow in Baptist Hill MB Church Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home, Holly Springs is in charge.
The remains will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 until 6 p.m. today, and at the church from noon until 12:55 p.m. Friday.

Elizabeth Roberts
FULTON – Elizabeth Roberts, 82, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.

William W. Huffman Sr.
COLUMBUS – William W. Huffman Sr., 66, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the Montfort-Jones Hospital in Kosciusko. He was born Oct. 22, 1943, in Chickasaw County to Maudie Belle Smitherman and Walter Evans Huffman. He was a history teacher at New Hope Middle School and a member of Hwy. 69 Church of Christ in Columbus. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean and the Vietnam wars. He married Virginia Carol Garrett Huffman on July 17, 1979, in West Point.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brian Atkins officiating. Military burial honors will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Una.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Garrett Huffman of Columbus; four daughters, Pamela Lynn Richter of Oxford, Ala., Terri Alane Dobbs of Houston, Jennifer Carol Williamson of Cumberland, Christine Michelle Douglas of Columbus; four sons, William Huffman Jr. of Anniston, Ala., Jason Andrew Huffman of Columbus, Billy Gallmeyer and John Gallmeyer, both of Albuquerque, NM; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Keely Harper Wright and Aidan Scott Freeman; one brother, Earl (Joyce) Huffman of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Karen Denise Huffman.
Pallbearers will be William Walter Huffman Jr., Jason Andrew Huffman, Michael Williamson, Edward Richter, Joseph Huss and Danny Kelley.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Lloyd Patterson Sr.
CORINTH – Lloyd Edward Patterson Sr., 66, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Hospital.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Covenant Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Danville Cemetery. Patterson Funeral Home is in charge.
Visitation will be noon until 6 p.m. Friday.

Wesley Stallings
HOUSTON – Wesley Dillard Stallings, 77, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Houston.

Bradley Walker
VARDAMAN – Bradley Walker, 19, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in Vardaman. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Houston.

Johnnie Lee Wims
CORINTH – Johnnie Lee Hines Wims, 71, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was born Feb. 8, 1939, to Liller Blanch Gibbs Hines and Archie Mayhugh Hines of Tiplersville. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Ball Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Tiplersville, where she remained a member until her death. She married Charlie Wims on Dec. 23, 1957. She was a Deaconess, Head Church Mother, an honorary usher, Sunday school teacher, president of the Church Fellowship Hall Food Committee and a supporter of all church ministries.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ball Hill MB Church with the Rev. Lonnel Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Ball Hill Cemetery. Foster & Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Charlie Wims of Corinth; a son, Channing Wims of Remington, Va.; a nephew/godson, Tracy O. Gunn of Tiplersville; two great-nieces, Carnita and Priscilla Johnson; three sisters, Essie (Sal) Spight, Annie (Punkin) Gunn and Doris (Paz) Bell, all of Tiplersville; a sister-in-law, Melissa Paden; a brother-in-law, Charlie C. Gunn; two aunts, Virginia Parker and Grace Gibbs, both of Memphis; a close friend, Darren Pitts of Remington, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday at the funeral home. A wake will be 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and the body will lie in state one hour prior to the service Saturday.

Harold Gordon
TUPELO – Harold Curtis Gordon Sr., 79, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at the Golden Living Nursing home. He was born March 10, 1931, in Louisville to Estel and Virginia Ruth Golden Gordon. He served in the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army and the National Guard as a mechanic. He was a 100 percent Disabled American Veteran.
Private family graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the Corinth National Cemetery, with full military honors, with the Rev. Dr. Prentiss Gordon Sr. and the Rev. Dr. Prentiss Gordon Jr. officiating. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge.
He is survived by his wife, Jean of Tupelo; four sons, Harold C. Gordon Jr. of Ackerman, William E. Gordon of Columbus, Leon E. Gordon of Tupelo and John C. Gordon of Ripley; two daughters, Debra I. Oakes of South Charleston, Ohio, and Annie R. James of Scobey; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; a brother the Rev. Dr. Prentiss M. Gordon of Starkville; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Irene M Gordon; a son, Jonathan R. Gordon; a daughter, Laurel J. Gordon; three sisters and two brothers.

Helen Miller Renfroe
AMORY – Helen Miller Renfroe, 82, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at her residence. Born on July 27, 1928, in Humphreys County, she was a daughter of Thomas Cleveland and Lenora Woods Miller. She married Melvin Ray Renfroe on June 12, 1949. She worked as a medical stenographer and as a pastor’s secretary at First Baptist Church, Grenada, for many years. A member of First Baptist Church, Amory, she sang in the Sanctuary Choir and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed exercising at the Sr. Adult Community Center, reading, crafts, gardening and giving away the preserves she had made.
A funeral service for Helen M. Renfroe will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Amory, with Bro. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. E. E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin Renfroe of Amory; daughters, Becky Burke of Amory, and Jan Raper, of Madison, Ala.; grandchildren, Michael Raper of Madison, Ala., and Julie Brewer of Toney, Ala.; and great-grandchild, Aaron Brewer of Toney, Ala.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mozelle Carpenter and Dorothy Marcum, and three brothers, Clyde, Clarence and Clinton Miller.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Reese, Bobby Jo Stevens, Gene Haney, David Henry, Steve Greenhaw, Frank Finney and Bill Carrothers. Honorary pallbearers will be Lester Cagle, Curtis Lewellen, Tommy Tapp and Howard Boozer.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the service hour at the church.
Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church, Amory, MS 38821-0540 or to First Friends Respite, Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.

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