Obituaries July 7, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Rhonda Thomas
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Rhonda Thomas, 62, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at her home. She attended Murray State College on a marksman scholarship. She was an All American there and held 27 NRA records.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Bro. Jimmy Daniel and the Rev. Mary Lou Tickell will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Thomas of Russellville, Ala.; her mother, Maybelle Rothrock of Heyward, Calif.; one stepson, Nick Thomas of Iuka; one stepdaughter, Marnie Weaver (Donny) of Florence, Ala.; one brother, Walter Thomas Rothrock of Heyward, Calif.; two brothers-in-law, Herbert “Dude” Thomas of Iuka and Richard Thomas of Lexington, Ala.; one sister in-law, the Rev. Mary Lou Tickell of Iuka; and three grandchildren, Garrett, Alyssa and Alex Weaver.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Rothrock.
Memorial contributions may be made to any local Shriner’s Hospital or animal charity.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com
Bill Moore
BOONEVILLE – William R.“Bill” Moore, 66, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Aug. 25, 1945, to Clyde and Elva Fitzsimmons Moore. He was a member of New Burton Baptist Church. He was a trailer technician with Ryder Transportation Services for 12 years and also had worked for General Motors. He enjoyed working on cars and trucks, and fishing, and he loved his animals.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Elbert Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Sumners Chapel Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Judy Owens Moore; one daughter, Chrystal Ann (Joe) Stroupe of Booneville; one sister, Bettye (Tom) Ohrem of Booneville; and two nieces, Tracey Franklin and Cara (Randy) King, both of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Dennis Keith Moore; and his parents.
Pallbearers are Gordon Moore, James Olen Moore, Tony Fitzsimmons, Rickey Fitzsimmons, Craig Bishop and Delane Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers are the past and present employees of Ryder Transportation Services.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
T Moore
MANTACHIE – Windell R. “T” Moore, 83, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Itawamba County, he was born April 1, 1929, to Charlie Benson Moore and Ollie Marie Cooley Moore. He married Mildred Loden on Aug. 11, 1950. He worked for Day-Brite Lighting for 40 years until his retirement in 1991. He was an active deacon and faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church in Mantachie, where he was ordained April 2, 1961. He was an avid fisherman known far and wide for his fishing ability and family/community fish frys. He was also known for his love and devotion to the Walton Cemetery Trust Fund. He drove many miles and sat many hours under the shade at the cemetery, collecting funds for the upkeep of the cemetery. He was a loving soul mate, father and grandfather.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Castor Buse and Bro. Chris McCord officiating. Burial will be in the Walton Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mildred Loden Moore; one son, Bobby Moore (Nellie) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Kim Palmer (Chuck) and Jeff Moore (Wendy), both of Murfreesboro, Russell Engle (Angie) of Mantachie and Wayne Murphree (Jessie) of Nettleton; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patty Barber, in 2009; three sisters, Maurine Walton, Martha Duncan and Mary Nell Shumpert; two brothers, Weldon Moore and Ancil Moore; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 519 New Hope Road, Mantachie, MS 38855; or the Walton Cemetery Trust Fund, 3805 Walton Cemetery Road, Mantachie, MS 38855.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Sadie Davis
BOONEVILLE – Sadie Davis, 93, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Sept. 13, 1918, to Luther Goodrum and Rilla Lacefield. She was a homemaker, a retired bookkeeper, babysitter and also worked at Brown Shoe Company. She was the last charter member of Wheeler Church of God. She enjoyed working in the yard, going to church and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Bro. James Strange and Bro. Kevin Balis officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Park.
She is survived by two daughters, Jo (Bro. Allen) Johnson of Booneville and Jane Gambill of Gulfport; two stepdaughters, Era (Mike) Knight of Rienzi and Jimmie Holder of Wheeler; six grandchildren, Bruce, Amelia and Matthew Johnson, Ladonna Smith, Melinda Walton and Luke Gambill; and 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luther Peak, and second husband, Jim Davis; her parents; three sisters, Rosa Borden, Annie Cartwright and Nellie Jernigan; three brothers, Clarence, Lonnie and Arnold Goodrum.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Evelyn Rogers
GOLDEN – Evelyn Shadrach Rogers, 81, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Red Bay Hospital. She was born July 30, 1930, to Lucille Connelly Shadrach and James Thomas Shadrach. She was a homemaker and attended Fairview Holy Church of Christ in Belmont. She enjoyed being with her family and yard sales.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Holy Church of Christ with Bro. Kevin Rogers and Bro. Wayne Bumgart officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery at Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are four daughters, Marsha Keeton (Gary) and Gail Johnson (Jack), both of Ryan’s Well community, Trudy Brumley of Fairview and Linda Higginbottom (Ray) of Fulton; two sons, Tom Rogers (Mary) and Kevin Rogers (Shelia), both of Dennis; 14 grandchildren, Kim Carpenter (Gary), Damion Keeton (Judy), Chase Higginbottom (Morgan), Seth Higginbottom, Melissa Rogers (Craig), Jack Johnson II (Trisha), Riesa Johnson (fiancé, DW), Andy Mathieu (Alicia), Jessica Ross (DJ), Rhiannon Morales (Miguel), Mackenzie Rogers, Kade Rogers (fiancée, Andrea), Brody Rogers (Laken) and Barry Rogers; 23 great-grandchildren, Samantha Burroughs (Waylon), Zack and Austin Carpenter, Ashelyn, Avery and Cayson Keeton, Chandler Higginbottom, Noah and Rylan Higginbottom, Brittany and Trey Johnson, Isabel Hammock, Elijah Rogers, Nick and Dillon Mathieu, Katelynn Skelton, Cameron, Sheridan and John Ross, Erick, Katie and Emily Morales, and Mattlie Rogers; two great-great-grandchildren, Luke and Ella Tutor; three sisters-in-law, Juanita Shadrach, Mary Madison and Elaine Rogers; and one niece, Peggy Underwood.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Rogers; her parents; two brothers, Cecil and Fred Shadrack; and a son-in-law, Benny Smalley.
Pallbearers will be Damion Keeton, Jack Johnson II, Andy Mathieu, Mackenzie Rogers, Kade Rogers, Brody Rogers and Barry Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Carpenter, Craig Rogers, DJ Ross, Miguel Morales, DW Blackwell, Seth Higginbottom and Chase Higginbottom.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at Fairview Holy Church of Christ and continue until service time Sunday.

Fred Pannell
BALDWYN – Fred Pannell, 85, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and bowling, and he loved sports of all kinds. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He worked for Walmart Garden Center in Ripley for many years before retiring.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Oneal Butler officiating. Burial will be in Pratts Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Marsha Williams (Dave) of Antioch, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Glinda Crawford of Baldwyn; three sons, Steve Pannell (Denise) of Park City, Ill., Dean Pannell (Peggy) of Lakeland, Tenn., and Fred Pannell Jr. (Anita) of Tupelo; two brothers, Thomas Lee Pannell (Wanda) of Water Valley and James Pannell of Dumas; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Pannell; his parents, Tom and Velma Pannell; and two sisters, Ara BarBar and Verna Mae Lewis.
Pallbearers will be Jon Fincher, Shane and Roy Carpenter, and Donnie, Steven and Keri Dees.
Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Carroll, Curtis Hunter and Sam Page.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today.
Banks Livingston
TUPELO – Cayce Banks Livingston died Thursday, July 5, 2012. He was born Sept. 21, 1917, to Cayce L. and Mary Belle Livingston of Belden. A graduate of Mississippi State University, he joined the Navy and served from 1941 to 1945. He also served as the head of PMA in Tunica County, taught school in Burnsville for five years and in 1952 returned to Tupelo where he bought a farm. He went to work for the postal service and served 27 years as Sectional Center Manager/Postmaster of Tupelo. He was well known for his collection of Indian artifacts, a lifetime hobby. He was a longtime member of the Harrisburg Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harrisburg Baptist Church with Dr. Forrest Sheffield and the Rev. David Langerfeld officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors will be assisting with the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, May D. Livingston of Tupelo; two sons, John Banks Livingston (Theresa) of McComb and A. Dixon Livingston (Kay) of Russsellville, Ala.; one sister, Mary Agnes Cook; a special nephew, Steve Cook; two nieces, Mary Lee Bryson and Caye Cook; two grandchildren, Nikki Morgan (Stewart) and Terri Livingston-Austin; three stepgrandchildren, Kelly Moak, Eric Wells (Shauna) and Heather Keil (Kraig); seven great-grandchildren, Taylor Morgan, Sydney Morgan, Easton Morgan, and twins Camden and Callie Morgan, Molly Austin and Banks Austin; and five stepgreat-grandchildren, Makayla Moak, Reagan Wells, Drayton Wells, Cooper Kiel and Katherine Kiel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cayce L. and Mary Belle Livingston.
Pallbearers will be Stewart Morgan, Jack Livingston, Jim Livingston, Eric Wells, Kraig Kiel and Darwyn Cozart.
Honorary pallbearers will be Weylan McPherson, Gerald McGill, Murray Coward, Bob Fulgham, Ray Warren, Frank Key and Harold Livingston.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Jefferson Street Chapel and one hour prior to services Sunday.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803 or the Harrisburg Baptist Church Building Fund, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Benton
BOONEVILLE – Bobby Ray Benton, 74, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home of Corinth.

Donnie Bray
CORINTH – Donnie Wayne Bray, 59, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Tishomingo County.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Billy Hill
MEMPHIS – Billy Wayne Hill, 77, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012. He was born in Monroe County on March 8, 1935. He was a resident of Memphis, Piperton, Tenn., and Franklin, Tenn. He served with the 557th Engineering Co. in Fort Lewis, Wash., from 1958 to 1960 and with the 844th Engineering Bn. at Fort Rucker, Ala., from 1961 to 1962. He was an employee of Stanley Home Products for 27 years and at Saia Motor Freight for eight years before retiring. He was active in Collierville United Methodist Church where he duplicated and delivered sermon tapes to shut-ins and delivered Meals on Wheels. At Franklin First United Methodist Church he delivered Meals on Wheels and helped with communion and greeting. His hobbies were gardening, woodworking and attending his grandchildren’s sports events. He is greatly loved and will truly be missed.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn. A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara A. Hill; his son, Anthony Wayne Hill; a daughter-in-law, Kristin Hill; two grandchildren, Avery Wayne Hill and Courtni Brooke Hill; a brother, Charles Howard Hill; a sister, Sarah Reich; and seven nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Annie Hill; and his brother-in-law, James Reich.
In lieu of flowers, make a donation to a charity of choice.

David Doherty Jr.
NETTLETON – David Aubrey Doherty Jr., 52, died suddenly Friday, July 6, 2012, near Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.