Obituaries July 8, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Charlean Underwood
FULTON – Charlean Underwood, 83, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at the Courtyards Nursing Facility. She was born Nov. 10, 1926, to Clovis and Audrey Tomlin Lyle. She worked at Blue Bell for many years before retiring from Krueger International. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed sewing, canning and cooking.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Walton Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Ellis Ray Underwood (Carolyn) of Iuka and Larry Frank Underwood (Lisa) of Fulton; one daughter, Geraldine Brassfield (Lucky) of Fulton; two brothers, James Lyle (Nell) of Birmingham and Billy Wayne Lyle of New Albany; seven sisters, Olean Wright, Nelean Palmer, Bonnie Franks and Pearlean Jarrell, all of Fulton, Mary Jarrell of Picayune, Sue Barnes of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Liz Williams of Dorsey; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Lee Underwood; two brothers, Bobby Ray Lyle and Lee Lyle; one grandson, Tanner Thomas; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Charles Grisham
NEW ALBANY – Charles Clinton Grisham, 77, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at his residence in Union County. He was born Feb. 8, 1933, in New Albany to Bud Oliver Grisham and Lelia Mae Roman Grisham. He was retired from W.W. Woodworking. He was a member of the Fredonia Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the United Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Chris Aldridge and Rev. Shawn Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery.
He is survived by four sisters, Doris Wood and Lottie Sue Sappington, both of New Albany, Mattie Lee Jarvis of Southaven and Hattie Mae Farris of Barton.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of the Fredonia Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservi@bellsouth.net.
Ericka Jackson
MOBILE, Ala. – Ericka Deloris Jackson died Tuesday, June 1, 2010. A native of Mobile, she was born Dec. 24, 1955, to Melvin O. (Antoinette) Jackson Sr. She was a 1974 graduate of Toulminville High School, a 1978 graduate of Stillman College and a 1982 graduate of Alabama State University with a master of science degree in counseling.
Services were Tuesday, June 8, at Johnson Allen Mortuary with Elder Jeffrey T. Rainey officiating. Burial was in Starlight Full Gospel Church Cemetery.
Survivors are two children, Dionne and Rashad Jackson; two sisters, Geraldine Gooden and Marcia Jackson; two brothers, Melvin O. Jackson Jr. and Joseph (Angela) Jackson Sr.; three nieces, Quatisha Gooden, and Mary and Jaylyn Jackson; three nephews, Eric Gooden, and Terry and Joseph Jackson Jr.; one great-niece, Imani Hooks, and one great-nephew, Jacob Israel; one godson, Darrius Bushe; five aunts, Margaret Bushe, Ruthetta Sullivan, Eleanor Ward, Jacqueline Archield and Beverly Dockery; four uncles, Robert (Ella) Shamburger, Lawrence (Stella) Shamburger, Jonathan (Carolyn) Shamburger and Bernard Jackson; four great-aunts, Brunetta Clark, Clemetine Shepard, Sally Clark and Doris Dennis; one great-uncle, Milton (Mary Louise) Williams; a special friend, Joe Ludgood; and a host of cousins.

Cardelia Wanton
SELMER, Tenn. – Cardelia C. Wanton, 92, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at her home in Selmer, Tenn.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Prospect Church in Selmer. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Harry Green
TUPELO – Harry James Green, 66, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Alene Anderson Warner
JACKSON – Alene Anderson Warner, 86, formerly of Baldwyn, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson after a brief illness. She was a former fabric retailer and a Methodist. She was the widow of Walter G. Anderson Jr.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Lonnie Murphy officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one son, Michael S. (Wanda) Anderson Sr. of Booneville; one daughter, Beth (Dick) Anderson Mitchell of Jackson; one sister, Jean (Fred) Borden of North Fort Meyers, Fla.; two grandsons, Shayne (Julie) Anderson Jr. of Booneville and Capt. Paul Tomlinson of Hohensfeld, Germany; one granddaughter, Kim (Nathan) Anderson Currie of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandsons, Reese Corbitt Anderson and Rob Turner; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Shayne Anderson, Nathan Currie, Darrell Murray and Ted Faulkner.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home.
Memorial may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis or the American Heart Association.Tracie N. Gillette
CAMERON, Mo. – Tracie N. Steele Gillette, 31, formerly of Tupelo, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Liberty Hospital. She was born on June 23, 1979, in Tupelo to Walter L. and Treva Davis Steele. She worked as an advertising representative for the Cameron Citizen Observer and the Cameron Shopper. She married David Gillette on May 1, 2010, in Branson, Mo. She was a happy person, always having a smile on her face. A loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and granddaughter, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She will never be forgotten.
Survivors include her husband, David Gillette, of the home; three sons, Parker, Carson and Reece Steele of the home; her mother, Treva (Perry) Sheffield of Tupelo; her father, Walter (Linda) Steele of Cameron, Mo.; five brothers, Jesse, Austin and Skyler Steele, Kenny and Mikey Sheffield; her grandmothers, Jimmie Mae Sheffield, Rebecca Wilson, Twilia Knosby, Sarah (Walter) Steele and Patricia Gabbert.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Perry Sheffield Jr.; and her grandfathers, Wayne Merritt, Richard Gabbert, Robert Nolan Sheffield and John Knosby.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Poland-Thompson Funeral Home of Cameron, Mo., is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Steele Children Fund at Horizon State Bank, Cameron, Mo.
Online condolences may be left at www.polandthompson.com.

Jimmie Lee Collins
HOUSTON – Jimmie Lee Collins, 81, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Trace Regional Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Montgomery Mortuary Services of Houston. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Billy Tallent
PITTSBORO – Billy Eugene Tallent, 44, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1965, in Vardaman. He was a former logger.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Sherman Adams officiating. Burial will be in Bradford Chapel Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Survivors include his father, Bobby Tallent of Bruce; a sister, Bobbie Paulette Tharp of Thaxton; two brothers, Freddie Lynn Tallent of Slate Springs and Marty Dale Tallent of Thaxton; three nieces, four great-nephews and two great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Pauline Clanton.
Pallbearers will be Robert Clanton, Gail Clanton, Larry Moore, Kenny Clanton, Jessie Pitt and Scott Tallent.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.

Vanilee Justice
FULTON – Vanilee Riley Justice, 81, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Itawamba County to Oscar and Carrie Bell Martin Riley. She was a Baptist in belief. She was retired from Itawamba Manufacturing after numerous years. She loved working in her flowers and garden, doing yard work and quilting. She also loved seeing her great-grandchild, Annsleigh.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Dr. Kenneth Bishop and the Rev. Howard Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden.
Survivors include one son, Tim (Kay) Justice of Fulton; one daughter, Mary (William) King of Fulton; four grandchildren, Gail Pennington of Nashville, Tenn., Angela Holdridge of Hilton Head, S.C., Hollie (Greg) Hayes of Fulton and T.J. Justice of Fulton; three great-grandchildren, Annsleigh Justice, Michael Holdridge and Avery Joseph Breen; one sister, Bettie (Rev. Howard) Pearce of Fulton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Basil Justice and Billy Ray Dillard; six brothers and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be T.J. Justice, Greg Hayes, Gary Maxcy and Heath Morris. Bill Wilemon will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Friday.
Elizabeth Knox
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Elizabeth Rogers Knox, 88, died Friday, July 2, 2010, at her home. She was born July 30, 1921, to Sam and Annie Hill Rogers. She graduated from Ripley High School and Foster’s Cosmetology College, and attended Rust College. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Usher Board and the Kitchen Committee, and a Sunday School teacher. She was employed by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Tippah County Hospital and Foster & Son Funeral Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch M.B. Church in Blue Mountain. Elder Roger Walls Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Academy Cemetery in Potts Camp. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three brothers, Sammie Rogers of Etta, Paul (Elizabeth) Rogers of Ripley and Amos (Georgia) Rogers of Blue Mountain; five sisters, Effie Bonner of Blue Mountain, Grace Turner of Racine, Wis., Mary Venson-Brown of Minneapolis, Minn., Natlie (Charles) Evans of Peoria, Ill., and Verlene Walls Penn (Oscar) of Florissant, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Lula Jean Rutherford of Blue Mountain; one aunt; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence A. Knox; and a brother, George.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Willie Young
WEST POINT – Willie James Young, 45, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Starkville.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pilgrim Grove Missionary Baptist Church in West Point. Burial will be in Third Union Cemetery in Prairie. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles West Jr.
ABERDEEN – Charles Herbert West Jr., 63, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was born Nov. 12, 1946, to Charles Herbert West Sr. and Opal Louise Miller West in Aberdeen. He graduated from Aberdeen High School and attended Itawamba Community College and Mississippi State University. He worked as an insurance agent for 35 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He loved his family and he loved to fish.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Stephen Ford officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, James E. West and wife, Bobbye Lee, of Aberdeen; his mother, Opal Louise Miller West of Aberdeen; two nephews, Jim West and Scott West; one great-niece, Alisha West Singley; one great-nephew, Trey West.
He was preceded in death by his father and by his wife, Barbara Baxley West.
Pallbearers will be Jim Ballard, Gary Miller, Jimmy Vaughn, Sonny Wheeler, James Hilton West and Gary Murray.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Sign the online register book and leave condolences at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.Shirley Barnett
RIPLEY – Shirley Temple Barnett, 74, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born April 7, 1936. She was retired from the Tippah County Hospital after 20 years in the dietary department. She was a member of St. James Temple Church of God in Christ, where she was a member of the Mothers Board. She was famous for her fried chicken and chicken and dressing. She married King Edward Barnett, and they had four children.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. James Church of God in Christ in Ripley. Superintendent Bernell Hoyle will officiate. Burial will be in Saints Rest Cemetery in Ripley. Foster & Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyclin (Tommy) Boyd and Robin (Larry) Vernor of Ripley; one son, Freddie Barnett of Wisconson; one stepson, Brian Barnett of Kokomo, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Bails of Ripley and Rhoda Edgeston of Kokomo, Ind.; a special niece like a sister, Bessie Johnson of Kokomo; one brother, Clay Edgeston of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Garfield Gaillard; a sister-in-law, Annie Barnett; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Lynn Barnett; her parents, Allen and Hattie Prather Edgeston; and nine sisters and five brothers.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday at the funeral home. A wake will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Ora Lee Sykes
ABERDEEN – Ora Lee Sykes, 89, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at her home in Aberdeen.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in Aberdeen. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will Friday at the funeral home.
To sign the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Marlene M. Fleming
FULTON – Marlene Fleming, 78, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at her home in Fulton. She was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Clarksdale to Chester Mayers and Edna McElveen.
There will be no service. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family.
She is survived by her two sons, Wendel Fleming and wife, Mary, and Gene Fleming and wife, Claudia.

L.D. Ford
POTTS CAMP – L.D. Ford, 72, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born July 24, 1937, in Slayden to Robert Ford Sr. and Lillae Mae Johnson. He was a Baptist and a farmer.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Brandon officiating. Burial will be in the Potts Camp Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Jean Ford of Potts Camp; one son, L.D. Ford Jr. of Potts Camp; five daughters, Patricia Ann Suhanin of Olive Branch, Linda Fay Jessie of Tylertown, Gail Logan of Cornersville, and Bobbie Price and Janie Turnage, both of Potts Camp; seven brothers, Joe Ford of Pontotoc, Jessie Lee Ford, Leon Ford, Claudell Ford, Lawrence Ford and Earnest Ford, all of Potts Camp, and Walter Ford of New Albany; five sisters, Mary Jumper of Pontotoc, Mattie Lawson, Willie Mae Ash and Dotti West, all of Potts Camp, and Betty Smith of Cornersville; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Michelle Lynn Brown.
Pallbearers will be Larry Foreman, Sammy Ford, Timmy Ford, Jimmy Ford, Michael Greer, Will Rogers, Joe Suhanin, Bobbie Jessie and Steve Price.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Will Burress
GUNTOWN – Will T. Burress died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at the Baldwyn Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.Corrine Childers
VINA, Ala. – Corrine Frederick Childers, 73, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at the Russellville Hospital. She was born Sept. 9, 1936, in Marion County, Ala., to William and Ruthie Clark Frederick. She was a homemaker and attended Williams Sanctuary.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. W.D. Humphres officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery in Vina, Ala.
Survivors are three children, Nelson Childers of Savannah, Tenn., Foster Childers of Russellville, Ala., and Carol Davis of Vina, Ala.; three brothers, Charlie Frederick (Janette) and Franklin Frederick (Glenis), all of Hackleburg, Ala., and Pete Frederick (Sherri) of Birmingham; two sisters, Rosa Yates (Clarence) and Francis Colburn (Wade), all of Birmingham; five grandchildren, John Childers, Wesley Childers, Evan Childers, Eddie Dees and LaDava Davis; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; two sisters; and father of her children, John Alfred Childers.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Childers, Eddie Dees, Evan Childers, Johnny Davis, Pete Frederick and Charlie Frederick.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.

Eva Mae Foreman
NEW ALBANY – Eva Mae Foreman, 87, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at her residence. She was born Nov. 9, 1922, in Union County to the late Finner Duncan and Becky Wingo Duncan. She was a retired factory worker. She was a member of the Bethal Baptist Church
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2010, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Lawrence and Rev. Kyle Ivy officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by four daughters, Betty Roberts (Larry) of New Albany, Kathern Jackson (Darwin) of Ingomar, Diane Carter (Ronnie) of Myrtle and Donna Cregar (Jimmy) of Oxford; two sons, Charles Lamar Foreman (Linda) of Etta and Troy Foreman (Becky) of New Albany; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Preston L. Foreman; her son, James Dalton Foreman; two sisters, Lois Thomas and Modell Sanford; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be today, July 8, 2010, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.