Obituaries June 23, 2010

Mildred Morgan
ASHLAND – Mildred Samples Morgan, 92, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Briarcrest Nursing Home in Ashland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Irene McCreary
PARRISH, Fla. – Myrtle Irene McCreary, 95, formerly of Booneville, died Monday, June 21, 2010, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla., after an extended illness. She was a member of Thrasher Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Christian and Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Reba Byrom (Elvin) and Jo Ann Nash (Wayne), both of Parrish, Fla.; one son, Wayne McCreary of Booneville; three grandchildren, Kevin Nash of Park Ridge, Ill., Brian Nash of Boca Raton, Fla., and Michael McCreary of Booneville; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles W. and Mary Caroline McCoy Christian; her husband, Ivan Lester McCreary; one sister, Lillie Rutherford; and two brothers, William Christian and Henry Christian.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Thursday.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Ella Brasher
HOULKA – Ella Mary Tutor Brasher, 90, died Monday, June 21, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born in Calhoun County to James Eills Tutor and Sara Pearl Covington Tutor. She was a housewife and a member of Rocky Mount Church. She loved gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bobby Long officiating. Burial will be in Collums Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, John Brasher and Jimmy Brasher of Houlka; one daughter, Evelyn Stegall of Pontotoc; two grandsons, Tony Brasher of Houlka and Terry Brasher of Randolph; five great-granddaughters, Amanda Ward of Houston, Annona Brasher and Tinsley Brasher of Ridgeland, Billie Brasher of Houlka and Ashley Brasher of Randolph; two stepgreat-grandsons, Charles Foster of Saltillo and Patrick McGanagill of Randolph; two great-great-granddaughters; and one sister, Della Listerbee of Bruce.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lathon Brasher; three sisters, May Brasher, Annie Young and Virge Brasher; four brothers, Charlie, Henery, Mitchell and Fred Tutor.
Pallbearers will be Curt Brasher, Robert Earl Brasher, Phillip Tutor, Ladell Listerbee, Richy Burgess and Sam Russell.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today.
Billy Wooley
NEW ALBANY – Billy Ray Wooley, 57, died Monday, June 21, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 8, 1953, in New Albany to Price Wooley and Fannie Austin Wooley. He was retired from Piper Impact, where he was a machine operator for over 30 years. He was an Ole Miss and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Terry Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Hardy Wooley of New Albany; a stepdaughter, Crystal Edgeston (André) of Ripley; a sister, Laverne Gilliam of New Albany; four brothers, John Wooley of New Albany, Larry Wooley of Memphis, Sidney Wright of New Albany and Euell Wright of Pontotoc; two grandchildren, Yianika Edgeston of Ripley and special grandson, Dylan Hill, of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lucille Cronin; and four brothers, James Wooley, Robert Wooley, Junior Wooley and Roy Gene Wooley.
Pallbearers will be Terry Riley, Vince Wooley, Jim Minser, Trey Minser, Mike Deere and Hollis Rakestraw. Honorary pallbearer will be Dylan Hill.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Bobby Alexander
OXFORD – Robert M. “Bobby” Alexander, 80, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Born in Pontotoc County, he was a member of First Baptist Church and a former owner of a Texaco station in Oxford. He was a hard working man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford with Rev. Joe Lovelady officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Catherine Alexander of Oxford; one daughter, Linda Carol Simpson and her husband, William, of Raymond; one son, Robert Terry Alexander and his wife, Theresa, of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2170 Business Center Drive, Suite 1, Memphis, TN 38134.
Leave online condolences at www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Joy Curtis
IUKA – Lady Joy Curtis, 91, died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She was a member of the Iuka United Methodist Church. She was a World War II veteran of the Women’s Air Force and a retired employee of the Farmers Home Administration. She enjoyed traveling, photography and reading. She was an avid bridge player.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Iuka United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jon Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, William M. Curtis Sr. of Iuka; one son, William M. Curtis Jr. and wife, Charlotte, of Tupelo; one daughter, Sandra C. Dorn and husband, John, of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, Arthur Reid Curtis of Tupelo, Lauren Young and husband, Greg, of Franklin, Tenn., Candace L. Dorn of Jacksonville, Fla., and Eric J. Dorn of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt Thomas Young and Cooper Bennett Young.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Blanche Robinson, and a brother, Joe Robinson.
Pallbearers include Carter Haines, Harold Lomenick, Sidney Whitehurst, John Castleberry, Neal Springer, Frank Thomas, Gary Lomenick and Robbie Grisham.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL. 60601-7633; by phone at (800) 272-3900; or online at www.alz.org; or the Iuka United Methodist Church.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Bolivar Hill
BOONEVILLE – Bolivar Hill died Monday, June 21, 2010, at Covington Manor in Covington, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Dr. Mary Davidson
WEST POINT – Dr. Mary Lofton “Dr. D” Davidson, 59, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Upper Prairie Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Woodland. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Richard T. Frazier
POTTS CAMP – Richard T. Frazier, 78, died Friday, June 18, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 14, 1932, in Union county to Augustus Frazier and Mary Jane Riley Frazier. He married Leona Partain Frazier. They had 10 children.
Services were Tuesday, June 22, at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery in Myrtle.
Survivors include his children, Joyce (Dennis) Wilkins of Ecru, Carrol D. Frazier and Rhonda (Hubert) Hale, both of New Albany, Margie (Mike) Dickerson and Janice (Ken) Holmes, both of Myrtle, David (Mary Ann) Frazier and Ralph William Frazier, both of Potts Camp, Barbara (John) Gullick of Macedonia; two brothers, Joe Frazier of Hickory Flat and Clyde Frazier of Enterprise; one sister, Ann Medlin of New Albany; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Perry Frazier; a daughter, Brenda Frazier; two grandchildren, David Wayne Frazier and Kevin Lamar Frazier; one sister, Ruth Holley; two brothers, John Frazier and Darden Riley; four half brothers, L.Q., Fred, Jack and Herbert Frazier; and a half sister, Grace Crumpton.

Etlis Mills
RIPLEY – Etlis Belle Mills, 90, died Monday, June 21, 2010, at Landmark Assisted Living in Booneville. She was born on Sept. 9, 1919, to Pink E. and Ann Zadie Robison Hamm. She was a member of Rogers Chapel Pentecostal Church. She was retired from Firestone in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Merle Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden.
She is survived by three sisters, Vada Stacks of Michigan City, Sue Windham of Ripley and Ruby Jeans of Parsons, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Mills; her parents; four sisters, Exie Glidewell, Vashti Arnold, Eula Murray and Ila Vee Hamilton; and one brother, Bro. Russell Hamm.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries and sign the online register book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Dickie McGloflin
JACKSON, Tenn. – Ira Ray Dickie McGloflin, 64, formerly of Thaxton, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at his home. He was a 1964 graduate of Thaxton High School. He worked in dry wall. He enjoyed sports and watching his brother play ball.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Joey Lee Swords officiating. Burial will be in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby McGloflin of Jackson, Tenn.; seven sisters, Betty Christian (Gene) of Guntown, Nell Swords (Joe) of Randolph, Margie Swords of Ecru, Carolyn Williams of Nocotee, Fla., Evelyn Stanford (Burma) of Tawanda, Kan., Eldridge Brandstrom of Waukegan, Ill., Dora Mae Tackett of Saltillo; three brothers, Mack McGloflin of Thaxton, Rocky McGloflin (Gaye) of Thaxton and Lemuel Smith (Peggy) of Oxford; daughter-in-law, Michelle Jernigan; one grandson, Brandon Max.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Ira McGloflin; four brothers, J.F. Smith, Alfred McGloflin, Sam McGloflin and Nathan McGloflin and Jerry McGloflin; two sisters, Catherine McGlofllin and Mildred Dunlap.
Pallbearers will be Joe Duncan, Kyler Gardinar, John McGloflin, Jamie McGloflin, Michael McGloflin and Christopher McGloflin.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday.
Carl Johnson
BOONEVILLE – Carl Johnson, 71, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Booneville Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity or church of the donor’s choice.

Joseph Duke
DUMAS – Joseph Claude Duke, 48, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial East Hospital in Memphis as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He loved anything outdoors, especially riding his motorcycle. He loved his grandchildren dearly.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. O’Neal Butler officiating. Burial will be in the Keownville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lynette Duke of Dumas; two daughters, Antoinette Lamacchia and Lisa Duke of Dumas; three sons, Joseph Duke Jr. and Jessie Duke, both of California, and Michael Lamacchia of Dumas; one sister, Sharon Reilly McCaslin (Rick) of Dumas; a special nephew, Dillon Duke of Dumas; two granddaughters, Kadence and Addisyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rubel and Judith Duke, and one sister, Donna Duke.
Pallbearers will be Joey Duke, Michael Lamacchia, Ronnie and Tona Rich, Rick McCaslin, Robert Pannell, Bric Turner, Cole Eubanks and Andrew Elliot.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Sebastian Perrine
FULTON – Sebastian Jagger Perrine, infant son of Stephanie and Jimmy Perrine Jr., died Monday, June 21, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Shane Ray officiating. Burial will be in the New Home Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Jimmy Perrine (Britney) and Brayden Alexander Perrine; his grandparents, Jimmy and Dalila Perrine; four aunts, Carrol Martinez (Marcos), Leslie Cooper, Betty Jo Stegall (Ced) and Santana Perrine; two uncles, Alvin Sandoval (Shelly) and Windal Spencer; one niece; 10 cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dean and Doris Spencer, and his great-grandparents, Shirley and Hecker Sandoval, and Mildred and Howard Perrine.
Pallbearers will be Betty Jo Stegall, Leslie Cooper, Santana Perrine and Candace Hisaw.

Eleanor Roden
CORINTH – Eleanor Austin Roden, 70, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be inthe Shiloh C.P. Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday.
Leave condolences online at www.magnoliafuneralhome.com.

Alice Park
PLANTERSVILLE – Alice Ipana Clement Park, 62, died Monday, June 21, 2010, at her residence in Plantersville after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 27, 1948, in Asheville, N.C., to Voyle Clement and Ila Mae Clement. She grew up and lived much of her life in Asheville before moving to Mississippi in 1984. Known as “Ma” to much of her family and many friends, she loved to sew, work crossword puzzles, watch “Law & Order” on T.V., and listen to gospel music. She was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Nettleton. She worked for many years at Reeds Manufacturing in Tupelo.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, with Bro. Billy Lance and Bro. Randy Parchman officiating. Burial will be at New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery near Ashville, N.C.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday only at the funeral home.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Mac Park of Plantersville; two sons, David Crane of Asheville, N.C., and Johnny Crane of Plantersville; one stepson, Johnny Park Jr. of Nettleton; two daughters, Rebecca White of Plantersville and Julie Hutcheson of Pontotoc; one brother, Chandler Clement of Asheville, N.C.; four sisters, Rose, Gail, Kate and Ellen, all of North Carolina; seven grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one son, Steve Crane Jr.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Brendon Wood
LOCUST HILL – Brendon Wood, 18-year-old son of Stan and Casey Wood, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident on May 22, 2010, on the Endville Road. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

Detra Burton
HOUSTON – Detra Carolyn Lipsey Burton, 54, died Friday, June 18, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Midway Missionary Baptist Church at Vardaman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Montgomery Mortuary of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Marketa Morgan
ASHLAND – Marketa Morgan, 22, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Bill Green
TUPELO – William H. “Bill” Green, 79, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Jumpertown native, he was born Oct. 30, 1930, to Lloyd Levi and Ethel Pink Yates Green. A graduate of Jumpertown High School, he attended Northeast Junior College. He was a United States Air Force veteran and served as a supply sergeant during the Korean conflict. With over 35 years of service, he retired in 1990 from Rockwell International (Delta) as a payroll supervisor. One of the things he enjoyed was antique cars. He was also an avid reader. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Hershel Wiygul and Minister Robert Kingsley officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Wanda Green of Tupelo; one daughter, Cheri Green Jones of Tupelo; one sister, Carlyon Koon (Arthur) of New Albany; three grandchildren, Greg Jones (Marsha), Brian Jones (Jessica) and Amanda Johnson (Branyan), all of Pontotoc; six great-grandchildren, Preston Jones, Spencer Johnson, Haley Jones, Olivia Jones, Maddox Jones and Benjamin Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marie Green.
Pallbearers will be Greg and Brian Jones, Branyan Johnson, Spencer Johnson, Preston Jones and Steve Koon.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Susan Dillard
LOUISVILLE – Susan Gregory Dillard, 43, died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. She was born Aug. 26, 1966, to Gale and Frances Hill Gregory. She was a graduate of Nanih Waiya Attendance Center, where she taught English and where, as a National Board Certified Teacher, she was selected as the 2010 Teacher of the Year as well as the Star Teacher for 2010. She also served as the Beta Club sponsor. She received her doctorate degree from Mississippi State University, where she previously taught and where she served on the board of the MSU Baptist Student Union. She was an active member of South Louisville Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was involved in the Awana Program. She was also a member of the Gideons Auxiliary, Mississippi Professional Educators Association and Winston County Republican Women. She was co-owner of the Fairy Godmother Formal Dress Shop.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at South Louisville Baptist Church with the Rev. Trent Jaudon, the Rev. Rob Faulk, the Rev. David Keene and the Rev. Sammie McMillen officiating. Interment will follow in Good Hope Cemetery. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Dillard; a son, John Atwell Dillard; her parents, Gale and Frances Hill Gregory; a brother, Kevin and Nicole Gregory; her grandmother, Laverne Gregory; and three nieces, Logan, Jillian and Bailey Gregory, all of Louisville; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Willie and Minnie Dillard; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Rogers; and two nieces, Brandi and Crystal (Jeff) Rogers Davis, all of Shannon.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of South Louisville Baptist Church and the honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Good Hope Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Program.
Sign the online guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Frederick Metcalf
OKOLONA – Frederick Rondell Metcalf died Monday, June 21, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Terry Roberson
NETTLETON – Terry Roberson, 48, died Monday, June 21, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

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