Obituaries July 4, 2009

By NEMS Daily Journal

Arzela Clemmons
TUPELO – Arzela Clemmons died Friday, July 3, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Charles Hall
TUPELO – Charles Hall died Friday, July 3, 2009, at the Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Ronald Mason
BELDEN – Ronald Mason, 70, died suddenly Friday, July 3, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Myrtle R. Bostick
RED BAY, Ala. – Myrtle R. Bostick, 85, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at Helen Keller Hospital. She was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Franklin County, Ala., to Thomas Dee and Ollie Hyde Marbutt. She was a housewife and member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Coye Marbutt officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.
Survivors are two children, Betty Barker (Wayne) of Red Bay and James Bostick (Christie) of Russellville, Ala.; three grandchildren, Will Bostick, Katie Bostick and Anna Bostick, all of Russellville;j and one brother, Bro. Coye Marbutt (Lora) Tuscumbia, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Bostick, and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Wally Poss, Kevin Barker, Brent Barker, Rick McAlister, Bobby Nelson and Ralph Winchester.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.

Alvis W. McRae
TISHOMINGO – Alvis W. McRae, 86, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at his residence. He was born Sept. 24, 1922, in the Highland community to John Thomas and Altie Elizabeth Blunt McRae. He was owner of McRae’s Gro. and Market, and a faithful member of Tishomingo Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tishomingo Baptist Church with Bro. Robbie Crane officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery at Tishomingo. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Nelda McRae of Tishomingo; two children, Marsha Black (Charles) and Kirby G. McRae (Pamela), all of Tishomingo; one brother, Edward McRae (Ola Mae) of Iuka; five grandchildren, Alan Black, Mary McRae, Annsley McRae, Connor McRae and Emma McRae; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa McRae Parker; his parents; two sisters, Earl McRae and Elsie Mohundro; and five brothers, Herbert McRae, Otey McRae, Clarence McRae, Delbert McRae and William McRae.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at Tishomingo Baptist Church.

Julia Segars
SALTILLO – Julia Barnes Sagars, 57, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors, Saltillo Chapel. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Saltillo Chapel.
LaVerne Franks
MOOREVILLE – LaVerne Franks, 76, died Thursday, July 2, 2009, at her residence. She was born Nov. 29, 1932, to Audie and Bessie Hancock Ford. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Mantachie. She was retired from Reed’s Manufacturing after 23 years of service. She loved her family, gospel music and reading.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Billy Adams, Bro. Mark Tutor and her grandsons, Brad and Chad Franks, officiating. Burial will be in the Mantachie Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Roger Dale Franks (Debbie) of Mooreville and Phillip Ray Franks (Chris) of Saltillo; two daughters, Jennifer Ann Dickerson (Tim) of Baldwyn and Karen Jill Malone (Roger) of Mooreville; eight grandchildren, Brad Franks, Chad Franks, Jason Shelby, Michael Bishop, Chelsea Holloway, Ron Ellis, Katie Dickerson and Kendal Crum; eight great-grandchildren, Briana, Dixi, Caid, Amaris, Noah and Sarah Franks, Kody Shelby and Chase Shelby; a special sister-in-law, Ruth Franks; two special nieces, June McMillen and Donna Upton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Franks; and three sisters, Dorothy Trammel, Kathryn Mann and LaFaye Moore.
Pallbearers will be Jason Shelby, Michael Bishop, Ron Ellis, Jason Holloway, Danny Franks, Jamie Franks, Travis Franks and Jimmy Dale Franks. Honorary pallbearers will be Kendal Crum, Caid Franks, Chase Shelby, Kody Shelby and Noah Franks.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Mary Alice Moore
BELMONT – Mary Alice Moore, 89, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.

Buddy Wells
JUMPERTOWN – Isaac Monroe “Buddy” Wells, 70, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at his home. He was a member of the Jumpertown United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army veteran, a 32nd Mason, a Shriner and Scottish Rite. He was proud of his service with Mississippi National Guard and retired as a major after 33 years. He loved his farm and garden.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Trey Lambert and Mae Dean Lambert officiating. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Fay Smart Wells; two daughters, Monti Sue (Ken) Patten of Jumpertown and Jeannean Wells of Memphis; two grandchildren, Bart (Brandey) Patten and Bret (Cameren) Patten; one great-grandchild, Jasmine Patten; three sisters, Alice Churchill of Water Valley, and Pearl Conner and Essie Lee Wells of Oxford; two brothers, Enos Wells of Humbolt, Tenn., and Harold Wells of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Sue Smart of St. Louis, Mo.; and family friend, Carol Brown of St. Louis, Mo.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, an infant brother, and James and Lloyd Wells.
Sue Hunkapiller
BOONEVILLE – Sue Hunkapiller, 71, died Thursday, July 2, 200, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of the Booneville First Freewill Baptist Church and a retired assistant school teacher at Marietta Elementary School.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene Cullum officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be until service time today.
She is survived by her husband, Randel Hunkapiller: two daughters, Sandra Hunkapiller of Booneville and Teresa Green of Brandon; one son, Randy Hunkapiller of Booneville; two sisters, Neva Bennett and Lucy Arnold, both of Booneville; one brother, Roy Jones of Booneville; six grandchildren, Lindsey Green, Kim Carstens, T.J. Green, Lane Hunkapiller, Kalyn Hunkapiller and Jacob Hunkapiller and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Harmie Jone and Martha Jones, and two brothers, Warren Jones and Tony Jones.

Charles Hutcheson
TUPELO – Charles “Boyz” Hutcheson, 68, died Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo. He was a radio broadcaster, the voice of the Tupelo Golden Waves, for many years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Scott Witcher officiating. Burial will be in the Euclatubba Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Karen Walker of Winona, Kathy Partain (Ben) of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Karla Lusby (Jim) of Saltillo; three grandchildren, Erin Walker, Matthew Partain and Annie Lusby; one sister, Dorothy Speck of Baldwyn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannie Hutcheson, and his parents, Ben and Doris Hutcheson.
Pallbearers will be Ben Partain, Matthew Partain, Jim Lusby, Larry Hutcheson and Ronald Speck.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today.
Emmett White
OXFORD – Emmett Harrison White, 93, died Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he had live the majority of his life in Oxford. He was self-employed as an automobile mechanic who had a special interest in Volkswagens. This interest prompted him to restore and rebuild many of these vehicles. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
A memorial service was held Friday, July 3, at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel of Oxford with the Rev. Robert Frierson officiating.
Survivors include four sons, Roy White (Betty Jo) of Crenshaw, and Tom White (Sandy), Dennis White (Carolyn) and Paul White, all of Oxford; 12 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Olean White; his parents, Alonzo and Florena H. White; and one daughter, Loma Alston.
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), c/o Bob Freeman, 36 CR 186, Oxford, MS 38655.

Hayden Martin
PITTSBORO – Hayden Lavoy Martin, 83, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born June 2, 1926, in Darling. He was retired. He served in the U.S. Postal Service for more than 24 years and was the postmaster of the Pittsboro Post Office. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher for more than 36 years. He was an avid quail hunter and golfer.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Dr. Daniel Hathorne will officiate, and the Rev. Steve Maughan and Dr. Buford Usry will assist. Burial will be in the Pittsboro Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Easley Martin of Pittsboro; one daughter, Sandra Martin Sanders of Pittsboro; one son, Rick H. Martin (Lila) of Pedro, Ohio; one sister, Montez Tapley of PIcayune; two grandchildren, Stephanie Vaughy (Tom) and Joshua Martin (Yolanda); one stepgranddaughter, Haley McClaskey; one great-granddaughter, Ashleigh Martin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie New Martin and Dovie Nabors Martin; a sister, Jaunice Pearson; and a brother, Hansel Martin.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Pittsboro Baptist Church, Lonnie Patton, Gail Bullard, Fred Bullard, Allan Clarke, John Crump, Larry Winter, Van Russell, Dean Brummett and Jim Gore. Van Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Senior Adult Men’s Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jason Camp
SHANNON – Jason Camp, 31, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Louise Dooley
QUINCY – Louise Imogene Drewery Manasco Dooley died Friday, July 3, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home.
George Bishop
HOLLY SPRINGS – George Waeford Bishop, 85, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at his home. He was born May 12, 1924, in Enville, Tenn., to Lonnie B. Bishop and Myrtle Bishop. He was a member of Red Banks United Methodist Church. He worked in aviation as a crop duster.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Pastor Waid Wilkes and Bernice Clements officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at Holly Springs.
Survivors include one daughter, Bettye Bishop Johnson of Holly Springs; two sisters, Joyce Andrews of Byhalia and Lonnie Mae Weaver of Jackson, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Stroupe and Thad Johnson; and a great-grandchild, Addyson Louise Stroupe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Louise Bishop, and his parents.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to service time Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Red Banks United Methodist Church.

Eulala Alexander
CALHOUN CITY – Eulala Beatrice Smith Alexander, 97, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at her home. She was born Sept. 12, 1911, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a member of Duncan Hill Baptist Church, where she had served as church secretary and Bible School director.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Duncan Hill Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Survivors include three daughters, Nell A. Logan (Bob) of Bruce, Jo Parker Tedford of Calhoun City and Gail Collins (Boyd) of Olive Branch; one son, Ed Alexander (Mary) of Bruce; 16 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, seven stepgreat-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. Alexander, and her parents, Abner Smith and Doshe Bogas Smith.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Duncan Hill Cemetery, c/o Wade Kimbrell, 199 CR 419, Calhoun City, MS 38916.