Obituaries July 29, 2013

Bennie Frison
CHICAGO – Bennie Ray Frison, 87, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Chicago.
Services were held Saturday, July 27, in Oxford. Burial was in Hurricane Creek Primitive Church Cemetery at Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Pegues
NEWARK, Del. – Lucille Cook Pegues, 98, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Christiana Hospital In Newark, Del.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Dobbins
CORINTH – Billy Dobbins, 79, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.

Maynard Neal
TUPELO – Maynard Neal, 87, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at his residence in the Auburn community after an extended illness. A Birmingham, Ala., native, he was born June 30, 1926, to Robert Alva and Emma Tankersley Neal. He was a World War II veteran and a Dale Carnegie Course graduate. He was a member of the Tupelo Blue Lodge 318. He loved to create computer programs and work on family vehicles. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

Private graveside services with Masonic rites were held Sunday, July 28, at Lee Memorial Park. Sammy Lansdell officiated. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lydia Neal of the Auburn community; three daughters, Sherelle Neal Funderburg (Fred) of Millington, Tenn., Helen Neal Sappington (Glen) of Pontotoc and Forest Neal Sparks (Jerry) of Tupelo; one son, Maynard Carrson Neal (Lisa) of Plantersville; six grandchildren, Sherri Funderburg Petticrew (Richard) of Wrangell, Alaska, Lori Funderburg Walker (Aaron) of Knoxville, Tenn.,, Cindy Sappington Phyfer (Paul) of Sacramento, Calif., William Brant Sappington (Brittany) of Booneville, Kellen Carrson Neal (Diane) of Southaven and Laura Neal Young (Andrew) of Monroe, La.; and six great-grandchildren, Spencer and Presley Petticrew, Liam and Asher Sappington, and Wesley and Hamp Phyfer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Damon, Henry, Gordon and Robert Neal Jr.; two sisters, Bessie Kozlowski and one infant at birth.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Annie Pannell
CORINTH – Annie Rivers Spillers Pannell, 81, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. She was born Feb. 28, 1932, to Clarence E. and Rena A. Dunlap Spillers. She attended Jesus Name House of Prayer. She was a housewife.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scotty Downs and Bro. Will Downs officiating. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park in Corinth.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Taylor (Wally) of Blue Mountain; two sons, Dennis Pannell (Tracy) of Ripley and William Pannell (Tammy) of Kossuth; one sister, Virginia Thompson of Olive Branch; six grandchildren, Samuel Taylor, Heath Pannell (Libby) and Billy Pannell (fiancée, Brittney Downs, Mikeal Pannell (Heather), Matthew Pannell (Madison); and one great-grandchild, Delilah Faith Pannell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Milton Pannell; three sisters, Evelyn Hudson, Lorena Berryhill and Willie Mae Raines; and two brothers, Harvey Eugene and Robert Matthew Spillers.

Pallbearers will be Heath, Billy, Mikeal and Matthew Pannell, Tanner and Will Downs. Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Raines.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Julia McCarley
SULLIGENT, Ala. – Julia Baker McCarley, 92, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Generations of Vernon. She was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Jefferson County, Ala., to Oliver and Myrtle West Baker. She was a graduate of Greenwood Springs School in Mississippi. She worked in clothing retail for 47 years at Fine’s Department Store in Sulligent. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting. She was a member of Sulligent First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala. Burial will follow in Sulligent City Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy (Donald) Harrison of Greenwood Springs; one brother, Grady (Johnnie) Baker of the Bartahatchie community; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mack McCarley; and three sisters, Hazel Evans, Lois Gurley and Vivian Smith.

Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at www.ottsfuneralhome.net.

Jerry Hughes
HORN LAKE – Jerry Hughes, 66, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at his home.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday.

Edith Tackett
EUPORA – Edith Medlin Tackett, 92, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at her home in Columbus.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Eupora First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Eupora City Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Annie Walker
POTTS CAMP – Annie B. Taylor Walker, 59, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville, Tenn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at New Dimension Salt & Light Ministries of Holly Springs. Burial will be in Baptist Hill M.B. Church Cemetery in the Bethlehem community of Potts Camp. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of

Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Barbara Johnson
KIRKVILLE – Barbara Windham Johnson, 85, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was a housewife and a Baptist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Thomas Loyd, Bro. Toby Mears and Bro. Ray Guin officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Eloise Garrison and Darrell of Mantachie, Betty Kimbrough and Ray of Sheffield, Ala., and Debbie Rorie and Wane of Rienzi; one sister, Shirley Collum of Tupelo; one brother, Ken Stephens of Verona; seven grandchildren, Lisa Loyd, Tammy Allen, Brenda Hill, Mark Kimbrough, Ander Goodman, Kris Rorie and Renae Rorie; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Windham, and a son, Johnny B. Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Kris Rorie, Frank Plavka, Benjamin Loyd, John Loyd, Larry Bridges, Jamie Guin and Ander Goodman. Honorary pallbearers will be her extended family and the caregivers and staff of the Baldwyn Nursing Facility.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jimmy Hunt
TUPELO – James B. “Jimmy” Hunt, 76, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Green Houses in Tupelo after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Tyler Goddard
BELMONT – Tyler Goddard, 23, died Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Tishomingo United Methodist Church in Tishomingo. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Christina Francis
TUPELO – Christina Freeman Francis, 87, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Services will be at noon Tuesday, July 30, at Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donna George
TUPELO – Donna Davidson George died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Floyd Robertson Sr.
WEST POINT – Floyd Robertson Sr., 93, died Tuesday, July 23, 1013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. A lifelong resident of West Point, he was born Dec. 17, 1919, to Prosingle Robertson and Annie Strong Robertson. He was a veteran, and a former farmer and construction worker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today, July 29, at St. Robinson M.B. Church with the Rev. Elbert Lee officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six daughters, Phenella Marble, Mary Ivy, Ethel Brown, Willie Henderson (Jimmy), all of Prairie, Barbara Lenoir (Alexander) of Aberdeen and Loretta Box (Joe) of West Point; three sons, Robert Robertson (Bertha) of

Detroit, Mich., Willie Mack Robertson (Maggie) of Chicago and Lloyd Robertson (Sandra) of Tupelo; and a host of grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ella Haynes; a daughter, Georgia Mae; a son, Floyd Jr.; sons-in-law, Lee Dale Marble and Sterling Ivy; and daughter-in-law, Betty Jean Robertson.

Isabella McIntosh
HOUSTON – Isabella “T” Orr McIntosh, 94, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at her residence. She was born March 29, 1919, to Dan and Mary Ida Roseburgh Orr in Prairie. She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Houston.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church with Rev. Joe P. Orr officiating Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Alma Tumblin and Carrie Echoles (Frank), both of Houston, and Lois Ware (Booker) of Houlka; three sons, Walter McIntosh Jr. (Willie) and J.T. McIntosh, both of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Willie

McIntosh (Lois) of Houston; a sister-in-law, Rudy Orr; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.