By NEMS Daily Journal
ECRU – Mary B. Todd, 85, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Community Hospice/Darlington Oaks in Verona. She worked in Todd’s Photo Shop and Zuby’s Cafe. She was a wonderful cook and gardener and enjoyed sharing her flowers with neighbors. She was a member of Ecru Baptist Church and loved her baby dog “Tinker.”
Service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ecru Baptist Church with Bro. Barry Littlefield officiating. Burial is at Ecru Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Floyd Todd; cousins, Johnny (Joann) Parrish and Carol (Jerry) Hudson; and caregivers, Tom and Bonnie Todd.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Zuby Crawford Parrish; brother, Billy Parrish; and sister, Earline Parrish.
Pallbearers are the Deacons of Ecru Baptist Church.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today and noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, all at Ecru Baptist Church.
TUPELO – Lucille Jenkins, 80, died Friday, July 27, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Home.
IUKA – Estelle Hudson Lomenick, 85, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She was a member of the Iuka United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was formerly employed at Genesco Shoe Factory, the office of Dr. John Hora and retired as Branch Manager from Iuka Guaranty Bank. She also served as Coordinator of the Tishomingo County Red Cross for 20 years and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Iuka United Methodist Church and officiated by the Rev. Jon Kaufman, the Rev. Joe Reynolds and Andy Chumley. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Harold Lomenick (Judy) of Iuka, Gary Lomenick (Teresa) of Iuka and Bob Lomenick (Penny) of Holly Springs; one brother, J.E. Hudson (Mae) of Iuka; eight grandchildren, Brandi Phillips (Jeff) of Guntown, Molly Daerr (Jason) of Houston, Texas, Van Lomenick (Robin) and Blake Lomenick, all of Florence, Ala., and Robert Lomenick Jr., John Travis Lomenick, Erin Lomenick, and Eli Lomenick, all of Potts Camp; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold T. “Dickie” Lomenick; five brothers, Earl, Dow, Bert, Bart and Milton “Jim” Hudson; two sisters, Otha Cutshall and Irene Harris; and three infant siblings.
Pallbearers include Robert Lomenick Jr., John Travis Lomenick, Van Patrick Lomenick, Blake Thomas Lomenick, Barney E. Hudson and Danny D. Hudson. Honorary pallbearers include Jimmy Lomenick, Butch Daugherty, Lane Harris, Chris Lomenick, Jerry Hudson, Neil Hudson, Wayne Hudson, Charlie Cutshall, Brownie Lomenick, Mike McRee, David Nichols, her special caregivers, Goldie Phifer, Peggy Davis, Sue Smith, Linda Copeland and Anita Bullock, and the staffs of Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka and Hospice Advantage.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Iuka United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 101 E. Eastport St., Iuka, MS 38852, or by phone at (662) 423-6097. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
ASHLAND – Ronald Vinson Tega, 94, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at his residence in Ashland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
PONTOTOC – Douglas Johnson, 71, died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at his residence in Pontotoc. He was born on Dec. 30, 1940, in Saltillo, to William Johnson and Mary Louise Wilson Holcomb. A lifelong resident of North Mississippi and graduate of Tupelo High School, he worked as an electrical journeyman for many years until his retirement. He was an avid reader who loved to bird hunt and spend time outdoors. A jack-of-all-trades, he was always busy fixing things. A loving father and grandfather, he loved spending time with his beloved family, especially his grandchildren. He attended Chesterville Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher for 40 years and was also a Deacon.
A memorial service will be held a 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Sammy Coker and Bro. Don McCutchen officiating. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Louise Holcomb of Chesterville; two sons, Donald Johnson (Chelle) of Sherman and Logan Johnson of Pontotoc; two daughters, Angi Coggins (Dennis) of Tupelo and Maggie Malone (Mitch) of Guntown; a brother, Mike Holcomb (Theresa) of Marietta, Ga.; two sisters, Pat Frederick of Tupelo and Gail Thornton (Russell) of Twin City, Ga.; six grandchildren, Thomas Painter, Jessi Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Hailey Johnson, Bryce Johnson and Maverick Malone.
He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Alvin Holcomb; a grandson, Hunter Johnson; and a nephew, Terry Farris.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the Tupelo Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
WREN – Paul David Stafford, 50, died on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at his home. He was born March 6, 1962, to Lewis Paul and Helen Lucile Smith Stafford. A graduate of Zion Benton High School in Zion, Ill., he enjoyed working with computers. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening and he attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Okolona.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Paul and Helen Stafford of Wren; two sisters, Debra Faye Johansen (Jeffrey) of Grays Lake, Ill., and Connie Diane Aldridge (Tim) of New Albany; one brother, Michael Anthony Stafford (Jacque) of Zion, Ill.; four nieces, Leyton Johansen, Isabella Stafford, Alexandra Stafford and Katelyn Aldridge; and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul J. and Connie Stafford and Kinney L. and Ruth Smith.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
SMITHVILLE – Charlie Clark, 71, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
NETTLETON – Manuel Sancillo, 87, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born on Nov. 6, 1924, in Mart, Texas, to Andrew and Maria Santiago Sancillo. He lived most of his life in Nettleton, was a retired painter and was a member of the Nettleton Pentecostal Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran during World War II and received the Purple Heart Medal and several other decorations and citations. He was a Master Mason of the Nettleton Masonic Lodge #451, a member of the Nettleton County Line Civitan Club and enjoyed helping people.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at the Nettleton Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Larry Davis and the Rev. Ken Humbers officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Liberty Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Patsy Tucker of Tupelo; sons, David Sancillo of Nettleton and Tony Sancillo of Saltillo; brother, Ben Sancillo of Eastland, Texas; sister-in-laws, Charlene Conn and Shirly Card; six grandchildren, Janessa H. Faulkner, Noelle Sancillo, Andrea Sancillo, Sara Grace Sancillo, Mason Sancillo and Joshua Sancillo; three step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two step-great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae Sullivan Sancillo; his parents; one son, Timothy Paul Sancillo; two sisters, Romona Serrato and Santos Valdez; and two brothers, Charlie and Ralph Sancillo.
Pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Sancillo, Mason Sancilleo, Donny Conn and Jeffrey Oliver.
Memorials may be made to the Palmer Home for Children, 912 11th Ave S., Columbus, MS 39701 and The Tupelo Children’s Mansion, 1801 E.Main St., Tupelo, MS 38804.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
OXFORD – Lucy Fitch Fudge, 101, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. She was born in Lafayette County and was the widow of Harold Locke and Linder Fudge. She was a member of College Hill Presbyterian Church. She was known for her love of helping and caring for others. She was considered to be a loving caregiver to her family and enjoyed cooking for them and spending time growing flowers.
Service is at 10 a.m. Monday in the sanctuary of College Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial will follow in College Hill Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lena Mae Styers and Gladys Lorene Fitch; and her brothers, H.B. Fitch, Herchel Fitch and Fred Fitch, Sr.
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Fudge’s memory may be made to The College Hill Cemetery Fund, 399 CR 102, Oxford, MS 38655.
For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit our website www.wallerfuneralhome.com or call (662) 234-7971.
CORINTH – Roy Garrett, 71, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
OKOLONA – Mary Ruth Harrington Hill, 85, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at her residence in Okolona. She was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Chickasaw County, to John Box Harrington and Clytee Martin Harrington. A lifelong resident of Chickasaw County, she graduated from Woodland High School. Ruth was a member of the Okolona First Baptist Church and was also a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary of Okolona. She enjoyed playing golf. Her greatest joy was taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with her beloved family.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jimmy Harrington officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Donnette Hill Darnell of Okolona; a granddaughter, Michelle Darnell Simmons of Shannon; a grandson, Dennis L. “Buster” Darnell of Okolona; four great-grandchildren, Reagan Hill Darnell, Mack Simmons, Kaleb Darnell and Mallorie Simmons; a sister, Stennis Fortner (Vernon) of Woodland; a sister-in-law, Agness Black of Memphis; a brother-in-law, Connie Hill (Becky) of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don. B. Hill; three brothers, Durell Harrington, Ralph Harrington and Oliver Harrington; and two sisters, Erline Weaver and Doris Hicks.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Hicks, Bubba Smith, Mike Simmons, Jay Hill, Carl Wallace, Bobby Black, Shan Moore and Eric Jaggers. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren, Mack Simmons, Reagan Darnell, Kaleb Darnell, and Mallorie Simmons.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Okolona Chapel.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COFFEEVILLE – Jeraldine Gahagan Wooten, 77, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Bruce First United Methodist Church.
Service is at noon Tuesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rex Wilburn officiating. Internment is at Bruce Cemetery.
She is survived by one stepson, Mike Wooten (Debi) of Coffeeville; one stepdaughter, Teresa Phillips (Bobby) of Jackson; two sisters, Jan Mumma of Calhoun City and Willodine Whittemore of Grenada; two brothers, Thomas D. Gahagan of Murphysboro, Ill., and Paul Gahagan of Barlett, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Trey Hawkins of Orchard Grove, Okla., and Kimberly Hawkins of Bruce; two stepgrandchildren, Kelly White and Mac Brasher III of Bruce; three great-grandchildren, Bo, Joe and Jennifer Hawkins; two step-great-grandchildren, Preston and Taylor Brooke White; nieces, Gayle Clark, Johnnie Dean and Wanda Meadows; and a nephew, Wayne Whittemore
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Thomas and Amy Gertrude Deaton Gahagan; her husband, Edward Franklin Wooten; her first husband, Joe Will Hawkins; two sons, Joe Will Hawkins II and James Harvey Hawkins; one daughter, Mary Teresa Hawkins; and one sister, Nell Parker.
Pallbearers are Mac Brasher III, Wayne Coleman, Steven Hall, David Hood, Benny Joe Parker, Glenn Parker, Bobby Phillips and Jason White. Honorary pallbearers are Employees of Wooten Farms and special friends, Bessie Kilgore, Beatrice Steen, Emma Eachols, Tish Hooper, Annie Walker, Romona Hightower, Shirley Hurst, Carolyn Logan, Teresa Dorrough, Betty Edmond and STA Home Health and Hospice.
Visitation is 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
HOUSTON – Inez Livingston Castle, 96, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born Sept. 9, 1915, in Abbeville to Dexter Guy Livingston and Ina Lee Williams Livingston. She graduated from Abbeville High School in 1934 and attended the University of Mississippi. She married John Thomas Castle of Kilmichael in 1935; he preceded her in death in 1955. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Houston where she taught Sunday School in the Primary Dept. for many years and held various positions in the Women’s Missionary Society. She helped found the Sunday School Dept. at Parkway Baptist Church and at Pine View Mission in Houston. Employment included many duties at Houston Public Schools, the Sewing Basket and The Times Post.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Rhodes and Bro. Daniel Herringa officiating. Burial will be at Houston Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston will be in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her two daughters, Judy Gordon (Jim) of Houston and Jennifer Wolfe (Lloyd) of Portland, Ore.; two sons, Thomas L. Castle (Lorrie) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and John D. Castle (Susan) of Hendersonville, N.C..; one brother, Bruce Livingston (Evelyn) of Abbeville; one son-in-law, Thomas Guest of Madison; nine grandchildren, John Thomas Morgan, Mary Winn Gordon, Emily G. Leiter, Patrick Gordon, Brian Castle, Rob Castle, Caroline C. Easley, Megan C. Facer and Grayson Castle Biggs; three great-grandchildren; and special family friends, Tom Murrah of Houston and Bill Morgan of Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Castle; one daughter, Nancy Morgan Guest; her parents; and four brothers William, Omar, Herbert and Woodrow Livingston.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephew Dr. Buddy Livingston.
Visitation is 1 to 2 Tuesday at First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Houston.
TUPELO – Regina Montgomery, 24, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Home.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – John Goodin, 99, died Satuday, July 28, 2012 at his residence. He was a former resident of Baldwyn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.
AMORY – Ruth Hilliard, 90, died on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
AMORY – Bernice Nell Hathcock McCormick, 88, died on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Golden Living Nursing Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
WALNUT– Lenora Beatrice Lee, 80, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
NEW ALBANY – Wayne Gaines, 82, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at his residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
BOONEVILLE – Terry Groves, 54, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.