Obituaries July 6, 2010

James McCord
HARMONY – James M. McCord, 97, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He retired from the Pontotoc Electric Power Association and then worked at Graceland Nursing Home and the Pontotoc Hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Junior Ritchie and Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will be in the Ecru Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Phelma Faulkner McCord; one sister, Marie M. Dowdy (Maymon); and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther B. McCord and Margaret Jane “Jennie” Bigham McCord; his first wife, Mary McCarver McCord; his sister, Florence Anderson; and his three brothers, Leo McCord, Samuel McCord and Clyde McCord.
Pallbearers will be Mike Martin, Sam Hall, Bennie Martin, Benny McCord, Tony McCord, Larry Anderson, Don Russell, Ben Russell and Pat Patton.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Judge Fred Wicker’s Sunday School Class and PEPA employees.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at: www.Browningpontotoc.com.

Troy Marion
PLANTERSVILLE – Troy Marion, 78, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 16, 1932, to Henry Marion and Fannie Partlow.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Plantersville gym with the Rev. Celester Davis officiating. Burial will be in the New Zion Cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangement.
Survivors include his wife, Mable Marion of Plantersville; two sisters, Vernia Mae (James) Brown of Plantersville and Carrie Gibson of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Harry Marion Sr.; his children, Joey (Alice) Marion, Dennis Shumpert, Tyrone Heard and Wanda Ruff, all of Plantersville; three stepchildren, Vada (Niecy) Winn of Stockbridge, Ga., Kenneth (Michael) Chrome and Cynithis McShan, both of Plantersville; a special daughter-in-law, Vernicia L. Winn; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the gym one hour prior to service time.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Martha Roberts
COLUMBUS – Martha Ann Reaves Roberts, 75, died Friday, July 2, 2010, at her home in Columbus. The daughter of the late Flautt and Ruby Sanford Reaves, she was born Jan. 16, 1935, in Blue Mountain. She retired in 1994 from the Columbus Separate School District as cafeteria manager at Hughes Elementary. An active member of Antioch Baptist Church, she was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She served as the church fellowship hostess for many years and also helped with Vacation Bible School. She was an 18-year member of the YMCA Water Aerobics Program.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church of Columbus with Dr. Ed Knox officiating. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. today in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley. Memorial Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her two daughters, Patsy Winklepleck and son-in-law, Gary, of Ethelsville, Ala., and Cathy Yeoman and son-in-law, Scott, of Pontotoc; brother and sister-in-law, Hollis and Jewelean Reaves of Springfield, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Betty Reaves of Ripley; her grandchildren, Chris and Allison Winklepleck, Robert and Stacie Winklepleck, Kaitlyn Yeoman and Andrew Yeoman; a great-grandchild, Hannah Winklepleck; and special friends, Wanda Murfree, Charlie and Katrina Upton, Bonnie and Marilyn Reaves, and Burl Wood and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde P. Roberts, in 1993; and a brother, Victor Reaves.
Pallbearers will be Scott and Andrew Yeoman, Gary, Robert and Chris Winklepleck, Bonnie Reaves and Charlie Upton. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Antioch Baptist Church and the 6:15 a.m. YMCA water aerobics class.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 6080 Hwy. 45 North, Columbus, MS 39705 or to a charity of choice.

Dot Fleming
CORINTH – Dorothy “Dot” Lain Fleming died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a legal secretary for 50 years before retiring. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Corinth.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Dotty Chaney (Jim) of Tupelo; one granddaughter, Leigh Ann (Larry) Estep; two great-grandchildren, James David and Catherine Lain Estep.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Braden Fleming, and a sister, Marguerite Spain and husband, Henry.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Robertson
OXFORD – James “Sole” Robertson, 63, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.

Willie Harris
GUNTOWN – Willie Odell Harris, 56, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at University Medical Center in Jackson . He was a lifelong member of Bethel CME Church of Guntown, where he served as superintendent of Sunday School, Trustee Board, recording steward, treasurer, church conference secretary and choir member. A 1971 graduate of Saltillo High School, he was employed by Sherwin Williams of Tupelo for 36 years. A person of integrity, and a devoted husband and father, he enjoyed riding his grandchildren on the four wheeler, farming, gardening, working around the house and tending to the needs of other family members and his livestock.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church of Saltillo. The Rev. H.B. Sadler will officiate, and the Rev.Jeffrey Freeman will deliver the eulogy. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Mary Harris of Guntown; two daughters, Tiffany L. Harris of Tupelo and Tannissa B. Harris of the home; two brothers, Sylvester (Vera) Harris of Booneville and Raymon (Gladis) Harris of Guntown; two sisters, Dorris Harris of Guntown and Phyllis (Jimmie) Barr of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Kelsey Morgan and Kai’Son of the home; one uncle, Arzell (Ruthie) Robins of West Memphis, Ark.; four aunts, Lizzie Rogers of Dorsey, Irean Pounds of Tupelo, Cynora Mitchell of Chicago and Lillie Robins of Memphis; a special aunt, Elaine Robins of Guntown; his mother-in-law, Lillie Tolbert of Guntown; three sisters-in-law, Bethonie (Charles) Falls, Lillie (Robert) Alexander, Dorothy Alexander; three brothers-in-law, Fred Tolbert, Charles (Alice) Tolbert and James (Mary) Tolbert; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death his parents, Lester and Loraine Harris, and his father-in-law, Buddy Tolbert.
Pallbearers will be Rashad Gilliam, Anton Harris, Alexander Shannon, James Tolbert Jr., Beamus Harris and Ray Robins. Honorary pallbearers will be his classmates of Saltillo High School.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Wednesday.
Online condolences can be made to the Harris family at www.grayson-porters.com.

Harold C. Talley
NEW ALBANY – Bro. Harold Cannon Talley, 76, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Union County Health & Rehab in New Albany. He was born Oct. 11, 1933, to Charley W. Talley and LaDora Talley. He was a retired Baptist minister.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carrol Talley and Bro. Bobby Castell officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Presbyterian Cemetery near Kossuth.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Clayton Talley of Etta; one daughter, Betty Hays (Leon) of Walnut; one son, Eddie Talley (Connie) of Ripley; three stepdaughters, Anita Canerdy of Randolph, Teresa Williams of Etta and Pam Mooneyham of South Pontotoc; five sisters, Celestine Gwynn (Morrison) of Mountainburg, Ark., Oberlin Williams of Corinth, LaRue Barnes of Baldwyn, Andra Huggins (Lloyd) of Hawaii and Imogene Mullikin (Randolph) of Ripley; two brothers, Bro. Carrol K. Talley (Neffie) of Corinth and James W. Talley (Louise) of Jacinto; three grandchildren, Chris Jackson, Dusty Talley and Geordi Talley; and one great-grandchild, Emma Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Dusty Talley, Dustin Talley, James Mullikin and Ken Talley.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Spencer Talley; and his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries and sign the guest book online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Emma Erby
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Emma Lee Waldrop Erby, 71, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Tippah County to Esaw Waldrop and Pearlina Knox Waldrop.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Antioch M.B. Church in Blue Mountain with the Rev. Troy Starks officiating. Burial will be in Academy Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Erby; her children, Lisa (Ricky) Mosley, Robert Jr. (Maria) Erby, Steve Erby, JImmy Erby, Jeffery (Cassandra) Erby, Rosie (Alonzo) Other and Abraham Waldrop; three sisters, Annie Cockrell and Ophelia Judon of Blue Mountian, and Mary (Roosevelt) Gray of Ripley; 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lisa M. Newby
BOONEVILLE – Lisa Marie Newby, 16, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Tippah County Hospital as the result of an automobile accident. She was born on Sept. 5, 1993, to Caroline Michaels Heathcock and Robert Clark, both of Booneville. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and was saved on June 8, 2005, during Bible School. She was the light and sunshine of her family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Sis. Kathy Davis and Bro. Clyde Davis officiating. Burial will be in Criswell Cemetery.
She is survived by her parents; her brother, Joseph “Chad” Tidwell of Booneville; a special grandmother, Rejetta Jumper of Dry Creek; her grandfather, Geary Michaels (Deborah) of Dumas; a special aunt, Rhonda Michaels; a special grandfather, Keith Hargett; cousins, aunts and uncles; and a special cousin/brother, Michael Stroupe.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Aleene Clark, and an uncle, Joey Michaels.
Pallbearers will be Jared Peach, Brian Clark, Junior Milam, John Kingston, Dean Kingston and Cody Vick.
To view obituaries and sign the online register book visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Dale K. Tutor
OXFORD – Dale K. Tutor, 92, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Tri Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday.
Memorial donations may be made to Special Operations Warrior Foundation, P.O. Box 13483, Tampa, FL 33681-3483.
Visit the website at www.wallerfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

Addie Pennington
CAROLINA – Addie K. Pennington, 84, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

L.D. Lewis
BOONEVILLE – L.D. Lewis, 69, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Old Friendship Cemetery.

Charles West
ABERDEEN – Charles West, 63, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Bobby Montgomery
NEW ALBANY – Bobby Edward Montgomery, 76, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at his residence. He was born June 16, 1934, in Ashland to Robert Nathan Montgomery and Mary Alice Graves Montgomer. He had worked for Futorian and Benchcraft Furniture Manufacturing, retiring from Benchcraft. He enjoyed woodworking. He was a former deacon and member of the New Albany Church of Christ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the New Albany Church of Christ with Garvis Semore and Larry Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Susie Nelson of Richmond Hill, Ga., and Kay Pack of Henderson, Tenn.; one son, Larry Montgomery of Steens; four sisters, Jamima Edney, Nathagene Garner, Marjorie Wilburn and Mary Glynn Satzler; three brothers, Robert “Buddy” Montgomery, Randall Montgomery and Darrell Montgomery; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary McGee Montgomery; two brothers, his twin brother, Robby Montgomery, and Ralph Montgomery; and one sister, Mildred Wallace.
Pallbearers will be Bill Botts, Greg Clayton, Joe Owen, Andy Clemmer, Randy Wall and Dan Cobb. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Jennings, Troy Robertson, Roger Clayton, Bill Lyon, Harold Russell and Bobby White.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to service time Thursday.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservices.com.

Allene Warner
BALDWYN – Allene Anderson Warner, 86, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Central Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

L.C. Randle
BLUE SPRINGS – Leslie Curtis “L.C.” Randle Jr., 89, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was born April 30, 1921. He married Helen Magill in 1942. He achieved the rank of staff sergeant in the Air Force, serving in China as a member of the B-17 Bomber Crew in World War II from 1942-1945. He farmed his entire life. He enjoyed working with his cattle and for many years he worked at the Ripley Stockyard. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 54 years. He enjoyed being outdoors, going to church and spending time with his family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Steven and the Rev. Wayne Fredrick officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Breland Randle and Betty of Blue Springs, and John Randle and Marjorie of Sherman; six grandchildren, James Randle and Leslie, Suzann Randle, Eric Randle and Melanie, Eron Hamblin and Toby, Jason Randle and Alison Randle; five great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Charles Magill and Allene, and Stanley Magill and Martha.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Leslie Curtis Randle Sr. and Pearl Roberts Randle; his wife of 42 years, Helen Magill Randle; and three brothers and two sisters.
His sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House or to Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Elige Hobson
HOULKA – Elige “Tee” Hobson died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Joyce Gill
COLDWATER – Joyce G. Gill, 74, formerly of Harmontown, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Private burial services will be held at a later date at the family cemetery in Clinton, La. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis is in charge of the arrangements.

Sherry Guyton
CORINTH – Sherry Gale Guyton, 52, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday.

James White
BOONEVILLE – James H. White, 57, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, in Farrington, Tenn., as the result of a motorcycle accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Buddy Peden
PONTOTOC – John William “Buddy” Peden, 57, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Drew Scribner
BIRMINGHAM – Gerald Andrew “Drew” Scribner, 25, a native of Nettleton and son of Gerald Scribner and Amy Bryan Hooks, died from injuries received in a fall when a balcony collapsed in Birmingham on Sunday, July 4, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

Christopher Nickson
MEMPHIS – Christopher Nickson, 21, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Ashland.

Harold C. Talley
NEW ALBANY – Bro. Harold Cannon Talley, 76, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Union County Health & Rehab in New Albany. He was born Oct. 11, 1933, to Charley W. Talley and LaDora Talley. He was a retired Baptist minister.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carrol Talley and Bro. Bobby Castell officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Presbyterian Cemetery near Kossuth.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Clayton Talley of Etta; one daughter, Betty Hays (Leon) of Walnut; one son, Eddie Talley (Connie) of Ripley; three stepdaughters, Anita Canerdy of Randolph, Teresa Williams of Etta and Pam Mooneyham of South Pontotoc; five sisters, Celestine Gwynn (Morrison) of Mountainburg, Ark., Oberlin Williams of Corinth, LaRue Barnes of Baldwyn, Andra Huggins (Lloyd) of Hawaii and Imogene Mullikin (Randolph) of Ripley; two brothers, Bro. Carrol K. Talley (Neffie) of Corinth and James W. Talley (Louise) of Jacinto; three grandchildren, Chris Jackson, Dusty Talley and Geordi Talley; and one great-grandchild, Emma Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Dusty Talley, Dustin Talley, James Mullikin and Ken Talley.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Spencer Talley; and his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries and sign the guest book online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Margie Franks
SHANNON – Margie Lee Williams Franks, 83, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Home Place in Saltillo after an extended illness. She was born on May 25, 1927, in the Sallis community of Attala County to the late Roy Lee and Nancy Beckham Williams. Margie grew up in Darling, Miss., was a graduate of Darling High School, attended Delta State University and earned her education degree from Mississippi State University. While teaching in Arkansas, she met and married Dr. Houston Franks, a general practitioner in Hughes, Ark. He later specialized in Orthopedics at University Medical Center in Jackson. They moved to Tupelo in 1961, where he set up a practice and Margie chose to stay home and raise a family. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church. Margie was a longtime activist in the Mississippi Democratic Party, the Mississippi Democratic Women’s Club and was a strong behind the scenes political rainmaker. She was involved in local, state and national campaigns for many decades where she met and befriended many interesting persons. After she and Doc retired, they purchased a farm west of Shannon they called “Penny Bright” and they spend many happy years there with family and friends until Dr. Franks’ death on Dec. 22, l998. They loved the land, the animals it produced and their gardens, both flower and vegetable, and enjoyed the amenities of their country home. An avid reader, Margie became a hunter and an expert marksman and lived a quiet simple life until she became ill with Alzheimer’s Disease. She loved to travel across the country with her family in tow.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Roger Smith officiating. Private entombment will be in the Chapel of Faith Mausoleum at Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Wednesday only.
Survivors include her son, Houston “Shorty” Franks Jr. (Judy) of Tupelo; two daughters, Nancy Patterson (Wayne) of Shannon and Sally Rhett (Jeffrey) of Meridian; six grandchildren, Houston Franks III (Meggon), Mason Franks, Margie Patterson, Cory Patterson, Sarah Elizabeth Rhett and Rebecca Rhett; two sisters, Billie Thompson and Teresa Bailey, both of Tupelo; a host of friends and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Justin Franks, who died Jan. 20, 2008; her siblings, Jerry and Roy Lee Williams, and Jan Williams Cazares; a son-in-law, Donny Plunkett; and a nephew, Jeff Thompson.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite I, Jackson, MS. 39216; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Amy Spencer
OXFORD – Mrs. Amy Dell Hollowell Spencer, 97, retired employee of the B and I Complex in Oxford and the Oxford High School Cafeteria, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at her son’s home in Oxford.
Funeral services will be today, July 6, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Anchor Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Shook officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Anchor Baptist Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Lafayette County, Mrs. Spencer was the widow of Mr. Roscoe L. Spencer. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Quincy and Ida Jane Hollowell; four brothers, Claude, Bill, John and Dick Hollowell; and her grandson, Ricky Spencer. Mrs. Spencer loved to work with her flowers and cooking with her great-grandchildren. She was a member of Anchor Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Mr. James A. “Jack” Spencer and his wife, Elaine, of Oxford; one sister, Irene Brummett of Oxford; two grandchildren, Jimmy Spencer and wife, Monica, of Tupelo, Lisa Williams and her husband, Claude, of Tupelo; five great-grandchildren, Annina Spencer, James Spencer, Mary Heather Williams, Amy Elizabeth Williams and Cassie Williams, all of Tupelo, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Spencer’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206.
Visit the website at www.wallerfuneralh

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