Obituaries July 6, 2009

Dannie Dell Redpath
OXFORD – Mrs. Dannie Dell Lyles Redpath passed away peacefully on July 4, 2009. She was born in Oxford on February 23, 1936. She is survived by her husband of thirty-two years, James H. Redpath of Oxford; her children, Pete Williams and his wife, Jennifer of Union, KY, Mimi Williams Eide and her husband, Keith of Olive Branch, MS, Sandra Williams Gordon and her husband, Craig of Buffalo, NY and a stepson, Bill Redpath of Richfield, MN. One of Dannie Dell’s favorite pastimes was spending time with her grandchildren: Tammy Lee Nix of Oxford, Landon Lee of Collierville, TN, Lance Lee of Oxford, Tallulah Rose Gordon of Buffalo, NY, Perry Williams of Madison, MS, LaCretia Williams of Atlanta, GA, Kristen Williams of Atlanta, GA; and her two great-grandchildren, Chipper Nix of Oxford, MS and Austin Williams of Madison, MS.
Dannie Dell was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Oxford, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Colonial Dames, the Shrinettes, and Emeritus member of the Oxford Pilot Club. She was a retired administrative assistant for the United States Marshall’s Service. She was an avid bridge player, enjoying the game as recently as a week before her death. Dannie Dell and her husband traveled widely and had many happy hours on their houseboat. She and her aunt, Martha Lee Lyles Wilson, enjoyed two weeks in Gulf Shores in May of this year. Dannie Dell will be remembered as a loyal friend, a devoted mother, and a woman who lived life fully until the very end.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Semmes and Rev. Jonathan Scanlon officiating. Visitation will be Monday, July 6, 2009 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Waller Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made in Dannie’s honor to the Oxford Shrine Club, P.O. Box 1372, Oxford, MS 38655.

Mammie Malone
WATERFORD – Mammie D. Thompson Malone, 82, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services will be at 12 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Peel M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Charles E. Pollard
CORINTH – Charles E. Pollard, 66, died Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the Golden Living Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Services of Corinth.
Debbie Fiveash
WALNUT – Debbie Lynn Fiveash, 50, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She loved to shop and spend time with her family and friends, especially her stepchildren and step-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Andy Skelton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Ricky Fiveash of Walnut; stepson, Richard Fiveash of Corinth; stepdaughter, Sandra Elam (Scottie) of Corinth; parents, Hollis and Earnestine Lindley; step-grandchildren, Lexi Fiveash, Montana Elam and Savanah Elam; sister, Susan Wells (Terry) of Mooreville; brother, Mike Lindley (Brenda) of Baldwyn; niece, Kristen Wells of Mooreville; nephews, Chris Lindley (Ashley) and Justin Lindley, both of Shannon; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lee and Fannie Kathryn Bennett and Varrion and Marie Lindley.
Pallbearers will be James Smith, David Fiveash, Tommy Fiveash, Scotty Elam, Richard Fiveash and Justin Fiveash.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.

Mary Jenkins
EUPORA – Mary Myrtle Jenkins, 95, died Friday, July 3, 2009.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Providence Cemetery in Choctaw County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Peggy Cromeans
GOLDEN – Peggy Ella Quay Cromeans, 65, died Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born August 1, 1943, to the late C.A. “Stuck” and Alcie Brazil Cromeans. She was a homemaker and a Baptist and she loved her special pet, Charlie.
Private graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sandy Springs Cemetery with Minister Mike Deaton officiating. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, William “Pete” Cromeans of Fulton; four sisters, Pernie Mae Cleveland Shields, Helen Fay Vinson and Joann Smith, all of Golden and Betty Hare Suffacool of Ketchum, Okla.; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; and two aunts, Lula Belle Riley and Hazel Cromeans.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Eugene Cromeans, Junior Cromeans and an infant; one sister-in-law, Quinell Cromeans; two brothers-in-law, Pascal Vinson and Grady Cleveland; one niece; and two nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sandy Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Betty Mason
NEW ALBANY – Betty Joyce Blassingame Mason, 58, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at her residence. She was born in New Albany on Aug. 5, 1950, to the late Charles Miles Blassingame and Jamie Cebelle Camp Blassingame. She had worked at Ertyl Manufacturing. She loved her pet fish, jewelry, sewing, crocheting, flowers, being with her friends and family and listening to gospel music, especially The Gaithers. She was a member of the New Albany Church of God.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Wells officiating. Burial will be in the Adair Cemetery in New Albany. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Amy Lessel (Alan); one brother, Mike Blassingame; one grandchild, Kayleigh Lessel, all of New Albany; and one nephew, Jeff Jones of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Becky Blassingame Jones.
Pallbearers will be Steve Thomas, James “Bud” Thomas, Neil Thomas, Dan Hogue, Wade Chism and Robert Lessel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com

James Bowen
NEW ALBANY – James Daniel “Danny” Bowen, 29, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Eugine Whiteside
TUPELO – Eugine Whiteside died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter Mortuary.

Raymond E. Hunter
TUPELO – Raymond Earl Hunter, 79, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at his residence in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born April 23, 1930, in Northport, Ala., (Tuscaloosa Co.) to the late Clarence Haley Hunter and Isabelle Chriswell Hunter. He grew up in Tuscaloosa and graduated from High School there. He served in the U.S. Navy in the post World War II era as a Submariner and diver. In l969, he and his family moved to Tupelo where he purchased the local Volkswagen dealership, the former Earl Glass Motor Company. He and his brother, Victor, later formed Hunter Automotive becoming the area Mazda dealer in l973, and adding the Hyundai line in l991. At his retirement, his was the 11th oldest Mazda dealership in America. Raymond was a founding member of the Tupelo New Automobile Dealers Association and served as its first President. He served for many years on the Board of the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association and was active in the National Automobile Dealers Association and the American International Dealers Association. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa and later West Jackson Street Baptist Church in Tupelo. An active, engaged citizen and proud American, he was a Rotarian, loved the outdoors and took pride in his yard and flowers. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and watching his children play ball.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Bro. Danny Rushing officiating and with military honors. A private burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Gardens. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Lou Cowan Hunter of Tupelo, whom he married in Pascagoula on April 30, l955; two sons, Raymond Cowan Hunter (Connie) and Kevin McKay Hunter (Sloan); four grandchildren, Samuel “Sam”, Lilly, Sara Grace and Riley Claire Hunter, all of Oxford; two brothers-in-law, Connel Cowan Jr. of Pascagoula and Edgar Evans Cowan of Las Vegas, Nev.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Katy and Thelma; and four brothers, Peter, Billy, Cecil and Victor.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his caregivers and associates, Jo Presley, Freddie Morris, Rhonda Timms, Judy Craig, Darlene Roberts, Mary Dean Kesler, Christy Brooks, Annette Morgan, Susan Quinn, Doris Maxcy and Loyd Poster.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and will continue one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the All Care Hospice, 144 South Thomas St., Tupelo, MS. 38801; or to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be e mailed to holland-harrisfuneralhome@comcast.net.
Robert Evans
TUPELO – Robert Eugene Evans, son of Shirley Evans and resident of the North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford the last several years, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the Baptist Hospital in Oxford after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

Lottie Wayne Evans
ENDVILLE – Lottie Wayne Evans, 86, died July 4, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 28, 1922, to William “Will” Medlock and Trannie Powell Medlock. She worked in the clothing manufacturing industry for many years and was a faithful member of Endville Baptist Church. She was a loving sister, devoted mother and grandmother and she enjoyed reading her Bible and praying.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Baldwin – Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Endville Cemetery. Baldwin – Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Lindley (Ronny) of Verona and Linda Horton (Ronny) of Belden; one sister, Sarah Bowen of Orange, Texas; four grandchildren, Stephanie Lindley, Rodney Lindley (Amy), Randy Lindley and Julie Crump (Jimmy); three great-grandchildren, Jacob and Anna Lindley and Abigail Crump; one nephew, Lacy Potter; and three nieces, Faye Parish, Betty Morgan and Virginia Christian.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Flossie Mae Potter and Mildred Johnston.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Lindley, Randy Lindley, Jimmy Crump, Lacy Potter, Virgil Morgan and Carnie Lee Walden.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today.

Ida Henry
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Ida Beatrice Henry, 91, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born April 16, 1918, to the late John and Emma Box Taylor. She was a member of the Macedonia (Deen Town) Baptist Church and a she was a homemaker. She was a loving mother and wife and she especially enjoyed visiting with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Hall and Bro. Perry Reed officiating. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Smith (Danny Ray) of Blue Mountain, Carolyn Rooker (Don) of Blue Mountain and Ann Thomas (Ola) of New Albany; three sons, James G. Henry ( Linda ) of Ripley, Don Henry (Patricia) and Danny Henry ( Roma ), all of Blue Mountain; one son-in-law, Buddy Thomas of Blue Mountain; two sisters, Alma Doyle and Mavis Smith, both of New Albany; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Thayer Henry; one daughter, Dorothy Thomas; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Jason Thomas, Eric Thomas, Keith Henry, Stacy Henry, Tyler Thomas and Chris Rooker.
Honorary pallbearers wil be her grandsons and great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries on-line and sign guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com

Albert W. Barnes
GLEN – Albert Wayne Barnes, 62, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at the Loretto Hospital in Chicago, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home, Glen Chapel.

Lena M. Westmoreland
POTTS CAMP – Lena M. Westmoreland, 89, died Saturday, July 4, 2009. She was born Oct. 7, 1919, in Benton County to the late Harvey David Bumpas and Lucille Bumpas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Potts Camp, a homemaker and a retired Wurlitzer Co. employee.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Brandon, Bro. Chuck Fowler and Bro. Jimmy Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in the Temperance Cemetery in Potts Camp. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Westmoreland and Johnny Westmoreland, both of Potts Camp; daughter, Shirley Brandon of Potts Camp; brother, Harvey David Bumpas of Desoto; sister, Lois McCreary of Myrtle; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Westmoreland; her son, Tommy Westmoreland; two daughters, Jean Connlee and Dorothy Jean Westmoreland; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Westmoreland
POTTS CAMP – William “Wiley” Westmoreland, 73, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at the Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs. He was born Sep. 3, 1935, in Benton County to William Oscar Westmoreland and Thelma Wiley Westmoreland. He was a Baptist, was previously employed with The Wurlitzer Co. and he served in the United States Air Force during the Korean war.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Temperance Hill Cemetery with Bro. Charles “Chuck” Fowler officiating. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two nieces, Angie Morgan of Tampa, Fla., and Tracey Clinton of Goodyear, Ariz.; nephew, Michael Westmoreland of Hickory Flat; and sister, Betty Hurt of Memphis, Tenn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
James Oswalt
BALDWYN – James A. Oswalt, 78, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Peyton Meeks and Bro. Gerald Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Maudie Sue Oswalt; his daughter, Melissa Wren (Michael), both of Baldwyn; three sons, Larry Oswalt (Shelia) of Guntown and Donnie Oswalt (Tami) and Marty Oswalt (Valarie), both of Baldwyn; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Emily Hall and Zelma Wallis, both of Baldwyn and Vivian Johnson of Mantachie; and one brother, Raymond Oswalt of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Alma Adams Oswalt; sisters, Mary Lou Oswalt Cooper and Nancy Oswalt; brothers, Johnny Oswalt, Archie Oswalt, Jimmy Oswalt, Tommy Oswalt and Jerry Wayne Oswalt; and twin infant sons.
Pallbearers will be Jason Oswalt, Brandon Frost, Blake Frost, Lee Oswalt, Timmy Oswalt and Shane Arnold.
Honorary pallbearers will be Winston Young, Slim Anderson, Bill King and Joe Vess.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ralph Taylor
WALNUT – Ralph Taylor, 74, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

Charlene Boyd
TUPELO – Charlene Boyd, 52, died Friday, July 3, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by S & S Chapel Funeral Services.

Billy T. Lewellen
RIPLEY – Billy Thomas Lewellen, 82, died Sunday, July 5, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

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