Obituaries July 7, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

John Broome III
BATESVILLE – John C. Broome III, 86, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born to Lucille Todd and John C. Broom Jr. on Feb. 20, 1927, in Batesville. He worked 36 years across the South, retiring in Batesville from Tennessee Gas Company as a manager. He was a member of First Baptist Church and also served in the United States Army during World War II.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday, July 8, at First Baptist Church in Batesville with Dr. Tommy Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Broome of Batesville; two sons, Barry Broome (Amy) of Conrad, Ark. and Todd Broome (Julie) of Frisco, Texas; daughter, Barbara Broome Crew (Tom) of Cleburne, Texas; three sisters, Louise Broome Thurman of Bowling Green, Ky., Nell Broome Baker of Batesville, and Edna Broome Scott of Bartlett, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Nathan Broome, Sara Sydes, Hallie Broome, Valerie Kline, Melanie Neill, Jordan Broome, Josh Broome, and Rachel Broome; and two great-grandchildren, Kimber Broome and Kolt Neill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Robert Broome.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Monday at the church.
The family requests memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church, 104 Panola Ave., Batesville, MS 38606 or to the Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Bertha Metcalf
WEST POINT – Bertha Mae Collins Metcalf, 89, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be 3 p.m. today, July 7, at Strong Hill Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Joe Clay officiating. Burial will be in Union Star Memorial Gardens Cemetery in West Point. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence Gallaher
RIENZI – Lawrence Gallaher, 93, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville Tenn.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. today, July 7, at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery in Rienzi. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Jerry Beaird
EUPORA – Jerry Wayne Beaird, 77, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at his home in Eupora.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at the Tomnolen Baptist Church. Burial will be in Webster Memorial Gardens in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of all arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Agnes Vance
CALHOUN CITY – Agnes Fulgham Vance, 70, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 1, 1943, in Maben to Shelly Fulgham and Myrtle Bowen Fulgham. She was a self-employed beautician, a member of First Baptist Church in Calhoun City, and a member of the Eastern Star.
Services will be 2 p.m. today, July 7, at First Baptist Church in Calhoun City with Bro. Jon Doler and Bro. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be in College Hill Cemetery in Vardaman. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Jimmy Vance of Calhoun City; two daughters, Lawanda (Alan) Prestage of Bruce and Traci Vance of Brandon; three sons, Michael (Melissa) Boykin of Jackson, Darren (Rhonda) Vance of Hernando and Dale (Kim) Vance of Jackson; sister, Marzell Cobb of Hazelhurst; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers are Jonathan Blue, Tyler Boykin, Kyle Vance, Dylon Vance, Brandon Cobb, Randy Brooks, Lee Vance, Corey Vance, and Denton Vance.
Honorary pallbearers are Calvin Brooks, Chris Blue, Michael Blue, and her Sunday school class.
Online Condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.

Carolyn Seery Dickert
WEST POINT – Carolyn Seery Dickert passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Autumn Leaves Assisted Living in Grapevine, Texas at the grand age of 82. Carolyn was born in West Point on July 24, 1930, to Lawrence Seery and Emma Unger both from West Point. Attending West Point high school Carolyn excelled as a talented musician and even led the West Point High School Band as the Drum Major marching in the Macy Day Parade. After graduating from high school she attended Mississippi State University for Women.
Following a sister to Racine, Wisconsin Carolyn met the man she was to marry, the late William H. Dickert Sr. After having two children, William H. Dickert and Caren Teresa Dickert, they decided to move back to the warm South of Carolyn’s home town. In 1963 their third child was born, Seery Dickert. Carolyn was an avid lover of antiques. She enjoyed the hunt for them and refinishing them to revive their luster. She was a talented artist and shared that talent whenever asked to help with a project. Satsuma, a Japanese porcelain, was a love of hers and she actively collected it.
Carolyn enjoyed attending and throwing dinner parties. And anyone that knew her would recognize that infectious laugh she had. In her later years she became the Tour Guide for Waverly Mansion where she loved to tell stories, as a child, of playing in the mansion while it was still empty.
Carolyn was a gracious and genuine “Southern” lady. Her door was always open where she would greet you with her beautiful smile. Family and friends were her priority through the good times and bad times.
Carolyn is survived by two sons, William H. Dickert of Coppell, Texas, Seery Dickert of West Point and one daughter, Caren Teresa Dickert of Manassas, VA, seven grandchildren – Courtney Paschall, William H Dickert III, Marian Dickert, Sierra Dickert, Savannah Dickert, Ryan Rugg, and Chris Rugg, eight great grandchildren – Walker, Gencye, Quade, Addison, Sterling, Jackson, Myla and Paisley, one sister, Kay Vandenbranden and many nieces and nephews.
Carolyn’s gracious charm, all knowing shoulder, glistening welcoming eyes and laugh will be missed but never forgotten.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Kellogg officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Eric Vandenbranden, Seery Dickert, Trey Dickert, and Paul Pascahall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m.until service time Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com

Conrad McCarley
STRASBURG, Va. – Conard Brewer McCarley, 58, formerly of Baldwyn, died June 30, 2013, at Winchester Medical clinic in Virginia. He was an aircraft mechanic.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pratts Cemetery with Bro. Tony Brown officiating. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Enola McCarley of Virginia; one son, Patrick Carson McCarley of Camp Pendelton, Calif.; two brothers, Robert Carson McCarley (Mary Ann) of Townsend, Mont. and Hester McCarley (Pat Short) of Baldwyn.

Hank Waycaster
PONTOTOC – Herman Hansel “Hank” Waycaster, 88, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pontotoc and a graduate of Smithville High School and Meridian Jr. College. He was a retired Major with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, where he served from 1950 to 1984. He was also a member of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Retired Troopers Association. He served his country in the Army in Central Europe from 1943 to 1946, and then in the Air Force until late 1952, in the Ante Aircraft Artillery Group. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He enjoyed skeet shooting and being outdoors.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, at First Baptist Church in Pontotoc with Dr. Ken Hester and the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Gabbert Waycaster of Pontotoc; his daughter, Elizabeth; a son, Larry W. Simmons of Madison; two sisters, Doris Brasfield of Aberdeen and Iris Nell Weaver of Amory; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover C. Waycaster and Alma Goodson Waycaster; his three sisters, Annie Easter, Mary Waycaster, and Sibyl Williams; and four brothers, Leroy Waycaster, Clinton Waycaster, Cecil Waycaster, and Harold Waycaster.
Pallbearers will be MHP Troopers, Chad Moore, Chad Cummings, Philip Mitchell, Brad Hogue, Brad Hamblin and James McGregor.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the MS Retired Troopers Association and the Jimmy Wise Sunday School Class from First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church and from 1 to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, c/o “Raise the Roof,” 31 W. Washington Street, Pontotoc, MS 38863.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Linda Holley
RIPLEY – Linda Gay Beaty Holley, 63, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
Services will be 2 p.m. today, July 7, at Ripley Funeral Home. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries on-line and sign guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Mattie Stewart
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Mattie “Matt” Frances Rea Stewart, 83, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, in Roseville, Calif.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home. Detailed arrangements will be announced later.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Dudley Reedy
SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas – Dudley Harold Reedy, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his home. Born on March 22, 1929, in Smithville, he was a son of Alvin Carlos and Winna Mae Cheek Reedy.
A Graveside Inurnment Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in Maxey Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Tim Elrod
BOONEVILLE – Tim Elrod, 55, died Saturday, July 7, 2013, as a result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home in Baldwyn.

Mary Southern
WEST POINT – Mary Helen Hollis Southern, 92, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. She was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Chickasaw County to Clara Mae Kilgo Hollis and Thomas Dewitt Hollis. As a young woman, she moved to West Point, where she spent the rest of her life. In 1939, She married William Vernon Southern Jr., who preceded her in death in 2012. A member of Calvary Baptist Church, she was a gifted seamstress and gardener. She loved a family gathering for any occasion.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today, July 7, at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point with Dr. James Towery officiating. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Southern Hawkins (James) of Columbus and Marty Southern Friend of Starkville; son-in-law, Bob Gates (Patricia) of New Albany; grandchildren, Deborah Gates Smith (Mike) of The Woodlands, Texas, Susan Gates Griffin (Don) of Nashville, Tenn., Amy Gates Carroll (Ray) of Collierville, Tenn., Holly Hawkins Nelsen of Fairhope, Ala., Mary Heather Hawkins Gibbs of Hernando, Will Friend (Carrie) of Athens, Ga., and Fleming Friend Rogers (John) of Starkville; sister, Clarice Hollis Silver of Vardaman; and brother, Everett Hollis of San Diego, Calif.; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Along with her husband, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Southern Gates; sister, Louise Hollis Calder; and brothers, Elmer Hollis and Carl Hollis.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Friends may leave an online condolence at robinsonfh.net.

Jo Glisson
TUPELO – Jo Glisson, 77, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee after a six month illness. She was born August 17, 1935, and she was raised in Corinth and Acton, Tennessee. She graduated from Farmington High school in Corinth. She was married to Johnny Glisson, and they moved to Tupelo where together they raised their family. He preceded her in death on October 15, 2003. She loved caring for her three children and doted over her grandchildren and great-grandchild. She also had an extended family she “adopted” and treated as her own. Jo was always active in a neighborhood ladies luncheon club she fondly referred to as the “Anderson Street Gang.” Those who knew her will always remember her love for shopping, jovial personality and sense of humor. Upon declining health, she moved to Olive Branch where she grew to love and be loved by all the residents of the Silvercreek Senior Living Community. She was a member of The Church of the Crossroads in Corinth.
Services will be 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at The Church of the Crossroads with Rev. Nelson Hight and Rev. R.P. Kloepper officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Corinth. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three children, Jan Glisson Avery (Jason) of Ozark, Missouri, Jackie Glisson (Jay Hester) of Memphis, Tennessee and Jerry Glisson (Wendy) of Olive Branch; four grandchildren, Betsy Barker (Phillip) of Olive Branch, Sarah PeConge (Joshua) of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Savannah and Meredith Avery, both of Ozark, Missouri; one great-grandchild, Hannah Jo Barker of Olive Branch; four sisters, Joyce Pratt and Jane Austin, both of Southaven, Jean Givens of Ripley, and Sheila Tucker of Dumas; and one brother, Charles Coln of Memphis, Tennessee.
She also had two “adopted” children she called her own, Scott Truelove of Tupelo and Rick Vaughn who recently lost his life in an aviation accident.
Visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Monday, July 8, 2013, at the church.
Memorials may be made to Wings Cancer Foundation, 100 N. Humphreys Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120.
The family would like to thank all of her caregivers, Dr. Robert Johnson, the staff of The West Clinic, Dr. Sylvia Richey and the nurses at Baptist East Hospital for all their help and support.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Timmy Brewer
AMORY – Timmy “Timbo” Brewer, 48, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, in Columbus. Born April 30, 1965, in Aberdeen, he was a son of Nancy Sims Brewer and Willis Earl Brewer. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, Timmy attended Hamilton School and was of the Baptist faith. A great mechanic, he loved working on cars and was a diehard drag racer, winning many trophies through the years. His family came first in his life, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed racing, camping with his family, and listening to Country music.
He is survived by his mother, Nancy Brewer of Amory; fiancé, Toni Pearson; sons, Richie Brewer (Ashley) of Belmont and Rodney Brewer of Amory; brothers, Terry Brewer of Amory and Phillip Brewer; grandchildren, Leland Brewer, Emily Jo Pearson, Josh Pearson and Anna Grace Pearson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his wife, Rebecca White Brewer.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, July 7, at E.E. Pickle Funeral with Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Matt White, Larry Reeves, Donald Gene and Michael O’Neal Holloway, David Thompson, and Wayne Roebuck.
Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Bowen, Cody Cook, and Tim Nolen.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Montana Roberts
BALDWYN – Montana Roberts, 11, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.