By NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Samuel “Sam” M. Clements, 80, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at his home in Tupelo. He was born April 5, 1931, in Carrollton, Miss., the son of Mr. And Mrs. W.C. Clements. He was a Korean War Veteran. He retired from the Co-op elevator after 38 years of service. St. Johns United Methodist Church was a special place for him. He was an active member of the church and served as church treasurer along with the administrative board, finance committee and the preschool board. The preschool program held a special place in his heart. He was an active member of the Young at Hearts Club. He will be missed greatly by everyone he touched.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the sanctuary of St. Johns United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Billy Ray Stonestreet, the Rev. Veronica Pritchard and the Rev. Rob Gill officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Carrollton. Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn K. Clements; daughter, Marva Kent (Robert); grandson, Taylor Kent; granddaughter, Emily Kent, all of Tupelo; sister-in-law, Eunice Clements of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents; and three brothers, Edward, Billy and Bobby.
Pallbearers will be Sammie Cole, Billy Walker, Eddie Stuckey, Matt Gnemi, Rob White and Tim Tyler.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rocky Powers, Howard Davis, James Hankins and Tom Fulton.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. John’s United Methodist Van fund or to a charity of choice.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com.
ABERDEEN – Tannie “Bubba” Halfacre, 59, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
BOONEVILLE – Ottis Ray Miles died Friday, June 10, 2011, at his home. He was born June 23, 1947, in Prentiss County to Ernest and Lois Owens Miles.
Services will be at 6 p.m today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Pebles officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his son, Wayne Adams of Saltillo; three brothers, Earl Miles (Daisy) of Booneville, Jerry Miles (Barbara) of Shannon and Gary Miles (Terressia) of Marietta; four sisters, Helen Dye of Shannon, Francis Jennings (Bobby) of Booneville, Ann Ivey (Troy) of Booneville and Linda Roberts (Ralph) of Baldwyn; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Honorary pallbearer will be Grady Williams.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time today.
DYERSBURG, Tenn. – Nola R. Cowder Greene, 91, died at her home in Dyersburg, Tenn.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until service time at graveside.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Village for Children, P.O. Box 26, Meridian, MS 39302.
WATER VALLEY – Kim Richardson, 42, died June 4, 2011, at home.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at the home of her aunt, Mary Jo Purdon. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlie Davis Sr.
STARKVILLE – Charlie Davis Sr., 89, died June 8, 2011, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church. Burial will be in Strong Hill M.B. Church Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
PONTOTOC – Samuel Wayne McGregory, 33, died June 11, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
RIPLEY – Walter Clyde “Pete” Austein, 53, died June 11, 2011, at Resthaven Nursing Home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
SALTILLO – Mary Patricia Churchill, 92, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home.
MANTACHIE – James Troy “J.T.” Farris, 76, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 24, 1935, to Jessie Troy Farris and Jimmie Lee Trammel Farris. He was a resident of the Tombigbee Community and a member of Lakeland Southern Baptist Church. Mr. Farris served as Justice of the Peace of Itawamba County from 1972 to 1984. He also served as Second District Supervisor in Itawamba County from 1988 to 2000, and vice president of the Board of Supervisors for 12 years. He served on the Three Rivers Board, Tombigbee River Water Management Board, Policy Council Board for Mississippi Action for Progress (Headstart) and Itawamba County Development Council. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Center Star Lodge. He was also a member of the Mantachie Lions Club.
Mr. Farris worked at Rockwell International (Delta) for 30 years. He was co-owner of F & W Tool and Die for 16 years and worked two years for New Era Gear in Rochester, Mich. J.T. and his son, Terry have run FF Farms all his life. All his life, he loved to garden, hunt and take care of his bees. He loved to play Dominoes with his friends from Mantachie and Fulton. He loved for all the boys in the community to help him garden and work on different projects. He was always trying to teach them about work, how to do things and life in general. He never met a stranger and always treated people the same. He believed in helping people in any way he could. He was honored that the people elected him to public office for 24 years. One of his greatest honors was in 2007, when Mantachie High School awarded him an honorary high school diploma.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Lakeland Baptist Church with Bro. Castor Buse, Bro. Buddy Rushing and Bro. C.D. Currie officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Sue Farris; one son, James Terry Farris, both of Mantachie; three sisters, Wanda Cantrell and Earnestine Elliff, both of Tupelo and Avanell Sewell of Ocean Springs; one brother, Jack Arron Farris of Mantachie; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Maxine Westmoreland of Atlanta, Ga., Quanna Witt of Birmingham, Ala. and Betty Jean Farris of Mantachie.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Cantrell, Tom Childs, Scotty Farris, Tommy Rogers, Donnie Turner, Charles Kirksey, Mike Jones, Kaylon Dill and John Spradlin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Malcom Jones, Aubrey Jones, Blake Turner, Jordan Rose, Nathan McIntosh, Alston Dill, Adam Dill, Andrew Dill and all his Domino buddies from Mantachie and Fulton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at Lakeland Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lakeland Baptist Church, 5719 River Road, Mantachie, MS 38855.
James Lamer Foster
PONTOTOC – James Lamer Foster, 88, a lifelong resident of Pontotoc County, passed from this life to his eternal home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday, June 10, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 2, 1923, to Floyd and Mellie McKnight Foster. He was married to his lovely wife Alma Harris Foster on Feb. 26, 1945. He was a faithful member of Algoma Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and on various other committees. He was always willing to be of service to his church, family, friends and neighbors. He resided in the Algoma Community until his health failed, then he resided at Sunshine Nursing Home, where he was known as “Smily.” He was a retired farmer, carpenter, plumber, school bus driver and cafeteria worker. He set the example for his family to be faithful to the Lord, love your family and to work hard to provide for them. There was always an overflow of love felt in their home.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Algoma Baptist Church with Bro. Don Smith and Bro. J.T. Pennington officiating. Scott Foster will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three sons, Larry Foster (Brenda), Kevin Foster (Regenia) of Algoma, Dyerl Foster (Regina) of Ecru; a son-in-law, Terry Self (Jill) of Pontotoc; one brother, Herbert Wayne Foster (Mary) of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Kathleen Foster; two brothers-in-law, Jack Ditto and Harold Reeder; 11 grandchildren, Susan Harmon (Joe), Scott Foster (Jill), Ronnie Self (Jennifer), Sam Self (Amanda), Sandy Pennington (J.T.), Allyson Bridgman (Vic), Matthew Foster (Katie), Audrie Foster, Hannah Foster, Ashlyn Foster and Chase Foster; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 54 years, who died on April 3, 1999; his daughter, Brenda Foster Self; three brothers, Donald Ray, William Douglas and Edd Foster; two sisters, Yvonne Ditto and Ann Reeder .
Pallbearers will be Matthew Foster, Vic Bridgman, Scott Foster, Sam Self, Joe Harmon, J.T. Pennington, Ronnie Self, Chase Foster, Riley Seale and Walter Chittom.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Algoma Mens Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Algoma Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Macedonia Cemetery Fund, c/o Ricky Jaggers, 5461 Macedonia Road, Houlka, MS 38850 or to Algoma Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 115, Algoma, MS 39920.
COFFEEVILLE – Boyd Hughes, 74, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at his home in Coffeeville. He was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Yalobusha County to Claude Garnett and Kate Shaw Hughes. He began his career in the grocery business in the 1950s. Later, the family opened a local restaurant called the Other Place Cafe. He began dabbling in the salvage business, and it grew into a huge lumber and construction materials business called The Other Place, encompassing many buildings in downtown Coffeeville. His hobby was buying and selling materials, but he was best known to have a generous heart, helping family and friends through the years. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Coffeeville.
Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hopewell Baptist Church in Coffeeville with Bro. Truman D. Scarborough and Bro. Rick Glidewell officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hughes of Coffeeville; two daughters, Stephanie Russell (Sam) of Olive Branch and Linda Cannon of Coffeeville; one son, Richard Savely of New Albany; four sisters, Elsie Brower of Water Valley, Ann Fife (Frank) of Delta, Utah, Jane Clayton of Dallas, Texas and Sue Humphries of Brandon; two brothers, Claude Allen Hughes (Tammy) of Coffeeville and Ralph Wayne Hughes (Marie) of Courtland; and his mother-in-law, Libby Savely.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Elmo Bagguly; and his brother, Lloyd Hughes.
Pallbearers were Sam Russell, Paul Savely, Jack Savely, Paul B. Floyd, Dave Hovey, Frank Brooks, Carl Vick and John Robert Ingram.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell Cemetery Fund, c/o Sam McChren, 3056 CR 94, Coffeeville, MS 38922.
SALTILLO – Edward Lee Brown, 83, died at his home June 10, 2011. He was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Anson, Texas. When he was nine months old, his mother was sent to Carlsbad, Texas for the treatment of tuberculosis. From this time on, he lived mostly with his grandparents until he was 23 when he joined the U.S. Navy, having spent four years in the Texas National Guard. He served in the Vietnam War on the Aircraft Carrier Ranger and in the Korean War on the USS William B. Mitchell AP 114. After 27 years in service to his Country, he retired in 1980, as an Interior Communication Chief Petty Officer.
Ed had many interests and hobbies. He had his fish pond in his yard and his beloved dogs. They were like family to him and his wife, Virginia. In the early age of the computers, he developed an interest and built his own personal computer. When he was 81, he became interested in HAM Radio and passed the test for his general license and his amateur extra license.
Ed was a devoted Christian, husband, father and a long time member of Mayfield Church of Christ in Saltillo. He was a good student of the Bible and enjoyed being with preachers and attending Bible studies.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, William Edward Brown and Mary Elizabeth Barham Brown, Rueben Burch Cantrell and Eura Taylor Cantrell Long; his parents, Edward H. Brown and Eurabeth Brown Williams; and his stepmother, Ethel Thomas Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia of Saltillo; daughter, Ann Berryhill (Richard) of Cleveland, Okla.; stepson, Phillip Johnson of Shannon; brothers, Truman, David (Shirley) and Larry (Helen); grandson, Chas Berryhill (Erin) of Durant, Okla.; granddaughter, Lee Berryhill Barker (Heath) of Santanta, Kan.; and great-grandson, Halton Barker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mayfield Church of Christ in Saltillo with Joe Connell and Adam Miller officiating. Entombment will be in Lee Memorial Park. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home. His body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service.
His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Elders and Deacons of the church.
CORINTH – Virgie Ann Wilbanks Wren, 89, died Friday, June 10, 2011.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at West Corinth Pentecostal Church with Bro. Merl and Bro. Tim Dixon. Burial will be in the Old Danville Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
ABERDEEN – Jordan Tagger, 69, died June 10, 2011, in Markham, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.