Obituaries July 30, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Donald Harris
TUPELO – Donald “Q” Roy Harris, 53, died Friday July 23, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1957, in Tupelo to Walter and Jennie B. Wiley-Harris Jr. He was a member of New Dimension Full Gospel Baptist Church.
Services will be at noon on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at New Dimension Full Gospel Baptist Church in Tupelo. Burial will be in Verona Cemetery. The Rev. H. Bernard Wilson will officiate.
Harris is survived by his mother, Jennie B. Wiley-Harris of Tupelo; one brother, Standard L. Harris of Tupelo; one sister, Airlean Shumpert of Verona; a host of nieces and nephews; a great-niece and two special cousins, Willie C. Allen and Larry “Bay” Allen.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Harris Jr.; two sisters, Sarah and Essie B. Harris.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at N.L. Jones Funeral Directors; 2510 S. Gloster St., Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour before service time at church. You may also sign the guestbook at nljonesandson.com.

Lillie Palmer
RIPLEY – Lillie M. Palmer, 88, of Ripley, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Golden Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster & Son Funeral Home.
William W. Huffman Sr.
COLUMBUS – William W. Huffman, Sr., 66, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the Montfort-Jones Hospital, in Kosciusko. Mr. Huffman was born Oct. 22, 1943, in Chickasaw County to the late Maudie Belle Smitherman and Walter Frazier Huffman. He was a history teacher at New Hope Middle School and a member of Hwy. 69 Church of Christ in Columbus. Huffman was a retired U. S. Army Veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. Huffman married Virginia Carol Garrett Huffman on July 17, 1979, in West Point.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 31, 2010, at 3 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Bro. Brian Atkins officiating. Military Burial Honors will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Una. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
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, N.M.; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren Keely Harper Wright and Aidan Scott Freeman; one brother, Earl Huffman (Joyce) of West Point. One daughter, Karen Denise Huffman also predeceased him.
Pallbearers will be William Walter Huffman Jr., Jason Andrew Huffman, Michael Williamson, Edward Richter, Joseph Huss, and Danny Kelley.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth Roberts
FULTON – Elizabeth Roberts, 82, of Fulton died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Roberts was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Itawamba County to Eugene and Velora Pierce Gaither. She was a faithful member of Fulton United Methodist Church where she was an avid worker in all areas of the church. She was retired from Itawamba County Hospital, where she served as administrator.
Services will be Saturday, July 31, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Fulton United Methodist Church. Brothers Glyn Wiygul, Phillip Box and John Foster will officiate. Burial will be in Fulton City Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Davis of Fulton and Carol Young (Brad) of Carrolton, Texas; one son, Tommy Roberts (Trudy) of Fulton; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Jo Staub (Travis) of Fulton and Mildred Day of Newnan, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Gaither of Athens, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Mary Dement; one sister, Dorothy Gaither; two brothers, Paul Gaither and James Gaither.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 31, 2010, from 10 a.m. until service time at Fulton United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fulton United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 907, Fulton, MS 38843.

Helen Louise Carter
RIPLEY – Helen Louise Carter, 71, of Ripley died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster & Son Funeral Home.
Ruby Umfress
AMORY – Ruby Powell Umfress, 88, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on April 22, 1922, in Dixie Springs, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Luther D. & Ella Jane Powell. She was a member of New Hope Church of Christ. A retired seamstress, Umfress enjoyed crocheting, embroidering and quilting. She loved music and flowers.
She is survived by sons Jimmy V. (Jacque) Umfress of Amory and Jerry R. (Marilyn) Umfress of Aberdeen; brothers, Arnold (Jo Nell) Powell of Raymond, and Bill (Clariece) Powell of Amory; sister-in-law, Olema Powell of Amory; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Hilda Cooper of Amory and Gertrude Lindsey of Smithville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Riley Umfress; an infant son; grandson, Jamie Umfress; brothers, Ezra Clifton, Woodson and Clifford Powell; and sisters, Verna Baker and Velma Daniel.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the funeral home with David Highland and Brother Tim McMillan officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dahlem, Dale Swan, Larry Spann, Monty McCormick, Wayne Roebuck and Larry Ausborn.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net. Arrangements for the Umfress family are in the care of E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.

Bradley Walker
VARDAMAN – William Bradley Walker “Bubba, B-Dub,” 19, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010. He was born Feb. 8, 1991, in Tupelo to William Eugene Walker and Angela Lynn Parks Walker. He worked at Grocer’s Pride and attended Midway Baptist Church. He was a graduate from Vardaman High School Class of 2009 and was enrolled in the welding program at ICC Tupelo campus.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Brother John Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the New Providence Cemetery in Vardaman. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, William Eugene Walker and Angela Lynn Parks Walker of Vardaman; one sister, Brandie Walker of Vardaman; one brother, Brandon Walker of Vardaman; two grandparents, Thomas and Donna Parks of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Alice Peddigo of Treemont; two uncles, Tommy Parks of Long Island, N.Y., and Uncle “O” Odis Henry of Okolona; two aunts, Aunt “Boo Boo” Beth Gunnells of Houlka and Ashley Henry of Okolona; and four cousins, Jade Gunnells and Hannah, Matt, and Joseph Henry.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorothy and Randolph Walker and great-grandparents, Charles and Louise Parks.
Pallbearers will be Forest Kendall, Blake Talent, Brett Faulkner, Gene Ruth, Gunner Leachman, T-Grey, Jacob Long, Britt’ Criddle, Jimmy’ Lee Wheeler, Austin Armstrong, Wes Parker, Lil’ Mahan, Josh Wells, J.T. Naron, Jordan Inman, Chris Whittle and Toy Green.
For online condolences, visit MemorialFuneralHomeHouston.com.
William James Jr.
RIPLEY – William James Jr., 87, of Ripley, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Marshel Cutberth
WALNUT – Marshel Elmo “Bud” Cutberth, 92, of Walnut, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at his home. He was born May 26, 1918, to Samps and Sallie Emmons Cutberth in Tiplersville. He was employed with Ford Motor Company in Memphis for 10 years. He retired from Freuhanf Trailer Corporation in Memphis after 22 years of employment. He was a United States Army veteran, serving during World War II. He was a well-known horse trader. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and great-grandkids.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Terry Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Walnut.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sarah Elizabeth Meeks Cutberth; two sons, Joe Marshel Cutberth (JoAnn) of Thrasher and Norris “Rooter” Cutberth (Markita “Kitchie”) of Walnut; two daughters, Diane Murphy of Booneville and Phylis Nelms of Walnut; six grandchildren, Nicole Ragan (Kenny) of Middleton, Tenn., Brandon Norton (Sherie) of Ashland, Jim Cutberth (Kim) of Walnut, Chris Murphy (Kristie), and Emily Ball (Jon), all of Booneville, and Philip Murphy of Memphis; nine great-grandchildren, Josie and Kacey Ragan, Kinsley and Trevor Murphy, Sebastian, Chandler and Jocelyn Ball, Blake and Sara Norton, and many nieces and nephews; two brothers, Charlie Cutberth and Howard Cutberth (Bobby), all of Middleton, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son-in-law, Nelson Murphy; six brothers, Claude, Herman, John, Gamble, Russell and Tom Cutberth; seven sisters, Frankie Nodal, Velma Estes, Vernice Martindale, Ida Freundenburg, Lela Gately, Lula Mae Cutberth and Lee Earl McMillin.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Norton, Jim Cutberth, Chris Murphy, Philip Murphy, Louis Glover and Doug Norton. Honorary pallbearers will be all grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be this morning from 7 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Willie B. Broyles
PRAIRIE – Willie Broyles, 85, of Prairie, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at Gilmore Medical Center in Amory. Broyles, known to all as “Jim,” was born on April 3, 1925, to the late Lee Johnson and Margaret Broyles. He was blessed with many talents – he was a plumber, electrician and a farmer. He was a hard-working man and loved his family and friends. He received his farmer education from Daniel Baptist Church, Baptist Grove, and Second Baptist Church in the 1930s. He was employed at Prairie Elementary School as a custodian for 10 years and he was employed at Burris Manufacturing as a Store Room attendance for seven years and retired as a farmer.
Services will be at noon on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Baptist Grove MB Church in Prairie. Burial will be in Second Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. John Smith will officiate. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Broyles is survived by two sons, Willie D. Broyles (Mary Ann) of Prairie, Leonard Broyles (Jan) of Chicago; three daughters, Suzie Mae Lofton of Chicago; Gloria Dunlap of Prairie, Linda Broyles (Louise) of Prairie; two brothers, Ray T. Broyles (Lorene) of Chicago; Earnest Broyles (Louise) of Prairie; two sisters, Rose McNairy (George deceased) of Chicago, Annie Metcalf (T.J. deceased) of Prairie; 28 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends and a special aunt, “Aunt Hal.”
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church in Prairie. The body will lie in state one hour before service time at church. You may also sign the guestbook at nljonesandson.com.
Wesley Stallings
HOUSTON – Wesley Dillard Stallings, 77, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at his residence in Houston. He was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Webster County to Otha Wesley Stallings and Pearl Jackson Stallings. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was retired from Babcock & Wilcox in West Point. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Houston and the American Legion.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Houston with Brother Joe Stallings officiating. Burial will be in the Chickasaw Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Griggs (Rodney) of Woodland and Donna Cliett (Jeff) of Mantee; and three grandchildren, Wesley and Dillon Griggs of Woodland and Abby Cliett of Mantee.
Pallbearers are Roy Harrell, Mike Harrell, David Stallings, Johnny Young, Kirkham Dendy, and Earl Brown. Honoraries are Doyle Reed, J.T. Hodnett, Hugh Moore, Darren Stallings, Don Harrell and Jamie Crump.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otha Wesley Stallings and Pearl Jackson Stallings; wife, Robbie Inman Stallings; and one brother, Willard Stallings.
For online condolences, visit MemorialFuneralHomeHouston.com.
Charles Brasher
BIG CREEK – Charles Brasher, 71, of Big Creek died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 30, 1938, in Bruce. He was retired, a production manager for Firestone and Med Lift. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, a former music director for Mt. Moriah Baptist and Westside Baptist Church. He enjoyed singing and gardening and sang with Evangels Quartet for a number of years. He served in the National Guard during the Cuban Crisis.
Services will be at noon on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Big Creek. The Rev. Johnny Hearn will officiate. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Big Creek.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Parker Brasher of Big Creek; two daughters, Pam Brasher Lewis (Rick) of Lexington, Ky., and Staci Brasher Plunk (Stacy) of Vicksburg; one son, Chuck Brasher (Amye) of Fairhope, Ala.; one sister, Tommie Whiteside (Larry) of Hickory Flat; two brothers, Robert D. Brasher (Wanda) of Hernando, and Jimmy Brasher (Laura) of Memphis and 10 grandchildren, Maggie Hartman, Katherine Lewis, Christopher Lewis, Jordan Lewis, Hunter Lewis, Haleigh Huddleston, Clay Huddleston, Ashley Plunk, Aven Brasher and Owen Brasher.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R. B. Brasher and Elwyn Davis Brasher.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and grandsons.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Shiloh Baptist Church. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

Bearus Moore
BYHALIA – Bearus “Barry” Moore, 45, of Byhalia, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at noon on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Mt. Pisgah CME Church in Cayce. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The remains will lie in repose from 2 to 7 p.m. today at J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home at 125 Memphis St. in Holly Springs. The remains will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010.

Gene Campbell
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. – Billy Gene Campbell, 66, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 14, 1943, to Lloyd Benford Campbell and Lola Belle Turner McGee. He was formerly of Tupelo.
He is survived by two sons, Timothy and Daniel; one daughter, Michelle; six grandchildren; his mother, Lola McGee of Pearl; three sisters, Sarah Hayes of Pearl, his twin, Joan Lemmons of Tupelo and Brenda Balas of Cochran, Ga.; and his longtime companion, Lana Goodfellow of Oakland, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Benford Campbell, and son Mark.

Milford Lee Hill
OXFORD – Milford Lee Hill, 82, of Oxford, died Thursday, July, 29, 2010, at his home.
Services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at North Ridge Woodhaven Cemetery in Millington, Tenn.
Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Lora Mae Davis
WEST POINT – Lora Mae Davis, 90, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center – West Point.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.

Gerard Kolb
FULTON – Gerard Fredrick (Jerry) Kolb, 55, of Fulton, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at his residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Senter Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Shane Ray will officiate. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until service time Saturday, July 31, 2010.