By NEMS Daily Journal
BLUE SPRINGS – Elaine D. Oxford, 80, died Friday, June 15, 2012, in Columbus. She was born June 8, 1932, in Randolph Community to Jettie Mae Gray and Edgar Bridgemon. She enjoyed camping and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Club. She was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home in Baldwyn with the Rev. Matt Long officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forrest Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 16 years, Bobby Oxford of Blue Springs; one son, Richard Tennyson (Pam) of Ackerman; four stepdaughters, Yvonne Dougherty, Melinda Mitchel, Annette Cook and Mitchell Horton; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Neta Hunt.
Pallbearers are Rick Tennyson, Devan Murphy, Bill Tennyson, Stephen Hunt, Perry Lee and Kenny King.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today.
FULTON – Joann Clay died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Home of Tupelo.
CLINTON – Ann Lamar Tarrant Hall, 76, died Friday, June 15, 2012, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Born and raised in Ecru, she received her education degree from Blue Mountain College. She continued her studies at Mississippi College, obtaining both a Master of Education degree and an Education Specialist degree. She taught for 41 years. As a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, she taught 6th grade girls’ Sunday School for many years.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Lakewood Memorial Park. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Sam Hall of Clinton; brother, Joe Tarrant of New Albany; daughters, Lisa Edwards (Ted) of Clinton, Joanna Mixon (Barry) of Goose Creek, S.C., and Gigi Wall (Chuck) of Clinton; grandchildren, Meredith Collins (McLean), Anna Ketchum (Tye), David Mixon (Kristina), Melanie Wyndham (Frank), Brooks Edwards and Chase Wall; great-granddaughter, Madeline Mixon; nephew, Joey Tarrant; and niece, Emily Murff.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elaine McGreger and J.M Tarrant.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the MS Chapter, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1640 Lelia Drive, Suite 130, Jackson, MS 39216.
AMORY – Burma Parham Peeler, 93, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Amory to Aud Carson and Lola Hester Parham. She was a graduate of Amory High School, Class of 1935, where she played basketball and was a member of the County Champions team. Retiring in 1980, she was the office manager for Guardian Life Insurance Company in Memphis. A woman of deep faith, she was a member of First United Methodist Church where she had served on several church boards. A beautiful, caring, and loving lady, her life was guided by her faith and family. She wrote poems that printed in the American Poetry Anthology and constructed crossword puzzles that were also published. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was passionate about helping other people and enjoyed doing embroidery work.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Prentiss Gordon Jr., and Rev. Warren Coile officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters, Geri Mann of Smyrna, Tenn., and Jean Young (Lawrence) of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Matthew Mann of Smyrna, Jeff Young of Palm Beach, Fla., and John Young of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Slaughter and Mason Young; great-great-grandson, Jackson Slaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Peeler; son-in-law, Ed Mann; granddaughter, Audrey Mann; and a brother, Aud Parham.
Pallbearers are Ashley Slaughter, Johnny Frank Turman, Frank Peeler, Mario Jones, Billy Kirkpatrick and Bruce Parham.
Honorary pallbearers are Herman Hester, Matt Mann, John and Jeff Young, Chris Smaglick and Ryan French.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 147, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
BLUE SPRINGS – Frances Ruth Hogue, 77, died Friday, June 15, 2012, at Sunshine Health Care. She was a member of Endville Baptist Church, a graduate of New Harmony High School and retired from Joyner Fields/Lanier Clothes.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Westmoreland and the Rev. Don McCutchen officiating. Burial will follow in the Endville Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Ruby Faye Henderson; two sons, Terry Ray Hogue (Pat) and William “Bill” Hogue (Margaret); six grandchildren, Jason Hogue, Melissa Shoup, Jeremy Hogue, Bradley Hogue (Lindsey), Brittany Bevill (Nicholas) and Kayla Bennett (Doug); and six great-grandchildren, Braxton and Maggie Hogue, Chase and Brady Shoup, and Landon Hogue and Ty Bennett.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Essie Christen Long Lessel and her husband, William Henry Hogue.
Pallbearers are Jason Hogue, Bradley Hogue, Jeremy Hogue, Nick Bevill, Doug Bennett, Randy Moody and Josh Moody.
Honorary Pallbearers are Braxton Hogue, Chase and Bradley Shoup, Landon Hogue and Ty Bennett.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Breast Cancer Fund of the Health Care Foundation of NMS, 961 South Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Rev. Troy Little
PONTOTOC – The Rev. Troy N. Little, 82, died Friday, June 15, 2012, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. He was Baptist minister for 20 years. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Byram and a former member of Lakeview Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering with cars.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. The Rev. Herschel Bragg Sr. and the Rev. Mike Stancil will officiate. Burial will follow in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens in Pontotoc.
Survivors include his wife, Lovis N. Little; son, Steven W. Little; daughter, Elizabeth Little Owens; son-in-law, David Owens; five grandchildren, Ashley D. Brannon, Shelby N. Little, Zachery N. Little, Steven M. Little and Jared P. Little; sister, Margaret Ann Brewer; brother-in-law, Kenneth Hanks; four sisters-in-law, Margaret Little, Danny Little, Barbara Little and Eloise Little; several nieces and nephews; five stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Ed Little, William Little, Herman Little, Travis Little and Arthur Little; four sisters, Johnnie Warren, Francis Little (Jimmy), Ruby Smitherman and Mary Hanks; and his parents, John and Ethel Little.
Pallbearers will be Larry Johnson, John David Warren, Kenneth Hanks, John Brewer, Jimmy Brewer and Brantley Puckett.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Diabetes Association in hope of finding a cure.
BOONEVILLE – Stanley Chambers died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home.
PLANTERSVILLE – Delois Partlow died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Home of Tupelo.
AMORY – Mary Lucille “Lucy” Hodges Watson, 89, died Friday, June 15, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born July 3, 1922, in Webster County to Jim Ed and Mattie Roberson Hodges. A homemaker, she married Rupert Watson Jr., in 1942. She was a member of the Meadowood Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing, cooking, flower gardening and collecting international memorabilia from her travels.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. James Rutledge officiating. A committal service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Eupora City Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Rupert Watson Jr., of Amory; one son, Tom Watson (Sharon) of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Michelle Kelly, Joseph Watson, Deanna Sides and Sam Watson; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James C. “Jim” Watson; one sister, Mattie White; and one brother, James Robert Hodges.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Monday evening and will continue until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
HOUSTON – Jerred Terrell “J-Rod” Wright died Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Southern Funeral Chapel.
Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements and will release complete information at a later date.
Mary Jane Phillips
HAMILTON – Mary Jane Phillips, 77, formerly of Guntown, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
FULTON – Zelma L. Hood, 90, died at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.