Obituaries June 24, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Correction
In the obituary for Kay Cook a great nephew was incorrectly listed. The great nephew’s name is Jonah Fields.

Christine J. Rogers
MARIETTA – Memorial services will be held for Christine Jackson Rodgers at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Marietta on Monday, June 27, 2011.
She was born June 27, 1945, in Blackland to James Troy and Ruby Christine Brooks Jackson.
Survivors include two brothers and three sisters, Doris Jean Cunningham (Glen), Randall Guy Jackson, Lloyd Jackson (Sandra), Debra Joyce Lindsey (Kim), Lisa Jill McCauley (Danny); five children, Travis Dean King, Terry Dwayne King, Martha Dawn King-Hofer, Margaret Darlene Osborn, Penny Lynn Shepherd (Tony); seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James Ray Jackson (Dorothy), Jimmy Dale Jackson (Susan), William Robert Jackson; and her sister, Janice Kathleen Pounds.

Malinda M. Burney
OXFORD – Malinda M. Burney, 30, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford with burial in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at North Hopewell M.B. Church in Taylor.

Annie H. Clay
ABERDEEN – Annie H. Clay, 69, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

J. C. Golden
PONTOTOC – J. C. Golden, 82, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at his residence in Pontotoc. A native of Pontotoc county, he was the son of Lucius Grant Golden and Nancy Golden. He was a member of New Salem MB Church in Pontotoc. He was a retired carpenter. His hobbies were fishing, gardening and helping anyone who need help.
Services will be 1p.m. Saturday at New Salem MB Church. Rev. Carl Shack will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Essie Golden of Pontotoc; four daughters, Jacqueline Pruitt of Oxford, India Murray of Tupelo, Annie (Flimmity) Cherry and Maudie Vaughn both of Pontotoc; two sons, Mirron (Voncile) Pruitt of Tupelo and Jimmy Golden of Sunflower; 23 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Nancy Golden; one son, Lee Willie Golden; a grandson, Whitney Golden; and two sisters, Hannah Harrell and Lorina Golden.
Visitation is today from 1to 8 p.m. with family hour from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Henry Rodgers
PONTOTOC – Henry Clay Rodgers,93, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was a charter member of West Heights Baptist Church, a retired rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, a World War II Marine veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 16. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed fishing, and a devoted father and friend.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at West Heights Baptist Church with Dr. David Hamilton and Rev. Ryan Rodgers officiating. Martin Rodgers will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in the West Heights Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his two daughters, Peggy Lynn Rodgers (Gloria Lanoux) of Pontotoc and Betty Gail Kirk of Ripley; his son, Billy Clay Rodgers (Rhonda) of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, Charles “Chuck” Kirk III (Kristie), Brennan Kirk (Melissa), Martin Rodgers (Jennifer) and Ryan Rodgers; and six great grandchildren, Dustin Schaefer, Duncan Schaefer, Andrew Mitchell Rodgers, Rebecca Grace Rodgers, Caleb Kirk and Olivia Joy Kirk.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Luke Rodgers and Freddie Harriett Bouchillon Rodgers; his wife, Janice Charlene Rodgers; a sister, Louise Rodgers Bland and his two brothers, Whitson Rodgers and Harry Kenneth Rodgers; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver, Margaret Bynum.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at West Heights Baptist Church.
Memorials may be sent to the Pontotoc County Bible Teachers Fund, C/O First National Bank, P.O. Box 29, Pontotoc, MS 38863 or to West Heights Baptist Church for Upward Basketball, 328 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS 38863
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Jeanette Mobley
TUPELO – Jeanette Barbour Mobley, 86, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at her residence after a brief illness. She was born August 12, 1924, in Keaota, Okla. to Preston David and Jewell Clark Barbour. She made her home in Tupelo for the past 48 years. She worked as a registered nurse for many years. She attended St. Luke United Methodist church and St. James Catholic Church. She was proud of her heritage as a member of the Choctaw Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. Jeanette was an avid supporter of Tupelo Arts and the MS Chapter of the Mighty 8th Air Force. She was active in the community in various clubs and charities including the Christian Women’s Club. One of the most important parts of her life was her grandchildren, whom she loved very much.
A private memorial service will be today at 6 p.m. at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Rick Brooks officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.
She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Morris (Jim) of Belden and Mary Alice Costley (Dan) of Oxford; two sons, Bill Mobley (Diana) of Oxford and Chuck Mobley (Fran) of Brandon; four grandchildren, Will Mobley, Mark Mobley, Nora Costley and Wade Costley; a sister, Iyahnula Barbour of Palm Springs, Calif.; and her special caregivers, Martha Gardner and Carol Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John C. Mobley, in 2007; and a brother, Bill Barbour.
Memorials may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Linda Hodges
TREMONT – Linda Hodges, 56, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece Funeral Home in Fulton.
Reba M. Harmon
BRANDON – Reba Jo Monaghan Harmon, 81, died at home on June 22, 2011 surrounded by her family, after a long illness. Reba was born March 5, 1930, in Ballardsville, Mississippi, daughter of Marvin and Lena Monaghan. She graduated as class valedictorian of Mooreville High School in 1948. She was a long-time resident of Jackson and retired as Office Manager of Home Life Insurance in June of 1992. Following retirement she served with St. Dominic Hospital volunteer services in the critical care waiting room. A committed Christian, Reba was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church until moving her membership to Brandon First United Methodist upon relocating to Brandon in 2003. Her favorite pastimes were cooking and entertaining, playing bridge, gardening, and spending time with family. Reba is best remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and gracious host.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
She is survived by sons, Stuart Sanders and wife Diana, of Brandon, Clark Sanders of Asheville, N.C.; stepdaughter, Susie Hays of Brandon; and grandchildren, Rebecca Butler, Steven Sanders, Lisa Sanders, Matthew Sanders, Shelly Abernathy, and Casey Gaia. She is also survived by siblings, Eloine Reed, Shirley Chism, and Wayne Monaghan of Tupelo.
Reba was preceded in death by her husband E.D. Harmon in 2008.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 196 Charmont Place Suite 4, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Harold Smith
CORINTH – William Harold Smith, also known as Hamburger Harold, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center following a long illness. He was born in Booneville on March 11, 1929. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in l951 where he served for 14 months on active duty in Korea. He was awarded three Decoration Medals and three Bronze Stars. Due to his failing health, Harold retired from his business “Hamburger Harold’s” in August, 2009, after serving the public for 51 years. He was a member of the Oakland Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking, playing golf and being close to his children and special friends, Bobby Murphy, Max Kimmel and Dairl Clayton.
Funeral services will be Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Henry Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Jefferson and Lillian Amanda George Smith; five sisters, Edna Smith, Irene Rampley, Charaline Burleson, Lillian Knighton and Isabell Campbell; three brothers, Prentiss Smith, Guy Smith and Gordon Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Drewry Smith; a daughter, Theresa Smith Glenn, (Gary) of Corinth; his grandsons, Franz Schnabl and Cedric Schnabl both of Corinth; four great grandchildren, Brent Schnabl, Anna Grace Schnabl, Tyler Schnabl and NoLee Schnabl; special nurses, Dutches & Lou Lou.
Pallbearers will be Gene Box, Hull Davis, Danny Boatman, Leck Counce, Little Bill Phillips and Jerry Knighton.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Gene Sanders, Keith Frazier, Joe Austin, Larry King, Barry Drewry, Judge Neal B. Biggers, Dough Hammond and Sunny Fowler.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Directors and Sunday 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund.
Condolences may be made at mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.

Jim Ed Shumpert
DERMA – Jim Ed Shumpert, 55, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1955 in Aberdeen. He was retired from Leggett and Platt of Houston and served in the Mississippi National Guard for nine years.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Providence Cemetery in Derma with Bro. Bobby Brock officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Scarbrough Shumpert of Derma; a daughter, Misty Shumpert Laster and husband Chuck of West Point; a son, Billy Shumpert and wife Anna Kilgore Shumpert of Calhoun City; four sisters, Edna Shumpert of Slate Springs, Cathy Rimmer of Slate Springs, MS ., Peggy Brassfield of Houlka, LueNell Shumpert of Slate Springs; four brothers, George Shumpert of Houston, Dean Shumpert of Pontotoc, Edmond Shumpert Jr. of Montana and Benny Shumpert of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, Dylan Long, Cole Laster, Jamie Shumpert, Casey Laster, Kenny Shumpert and Will Shumpert.
Pallbearers will be Tony Doss, Jon Fulgham, Chris Morris, Rex Spratlin, Otho Voyles, and Kenneth Walls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond Shumpert and Louise Baltmon Shumpert.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Vardaman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parker Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 458, Bruce, MS 38915.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Rubie Gault
AMORY – Rubie Ling Gault, 91, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Oak Tree Plantation. Born on January 22, 1920, in Gattman, she was a daughter of the late Bessie Tate and David Albert Williams, Sr. She attended Bartahatchie Schools. During World War II, she worked at the Gulf Ordinance Plant. Mrs. Gault worked for Fines Department Store in Sulligent and later worked for many years as a supervisor with Glenn Manufacturing. Very outgoing and strong in her beliefs, she cherished time spent with her family and friends. Hardworking and twice widowed, she reared three boys by herself. A very giving lady, she was a member of Depriest Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed gospel music, the Grand Ole Opry, sewing, quilting, watching soap operas, and playing Rook every Friday night with her friends.
She is survived by her sons, Billy Wayne (Donna) Ling and Rick (Karen) Gault of Amory; sister, Frances Bevill of Oxford; grandchildren, Byron (Tammie) Ling, Anthony Ling, Melinda (Mike) Cruse, Al (Kim) Ling, and Paul (Heather) Gault; great-grandchildren, Jason (Brandi) Ling, Hope Cruse, Paige Cruse, James Ling, Ben Gault, and Wes Gault; great-great-grandchildren, J. C. Ling and Eva Rainey Ling; sisters-in-law, Kitty Williams of Amory and Linda Williams of Franklin, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Ellis Ling; her second husband, Paul Boyd Gault; son, Girthie Ling; brothers, David A. Williams, Jr., James L. Williams, and Guy O. Williams; brother-in-law, Horace Bevill; sister-in-law, Emma Lou Williams; and a great-grandson, Cason Ling.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory with Bro. Don Taggart officiating. Burial will follow in Blair Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Van Rogers, Tommy Minich, Jackie Palmer, Billy Weeks, Fred Heckart, and Jimmy Forbus.
For those who prefer, memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Depriest Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, c/o Gene Wise, P. O. Box 132, Gattman, MS 38844.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Barbara Ann Tackitt
SALTILLO – Barbara Ann Sanders Tackitt, 57, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at her residence. She was born in Bellechase, La. on April 12, 1954, to Walter and Katherine McConkey Sanders. She was a long-time active member of Oasis of Love Church in Pontotoc and a new member of the Lord’s House of Praise in Saltillo where she loved to sing and teach Sunday School. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Bro. Dale Robinson and Rev. Marquitta Dulaney officiating. Burial will be in the Tackitt Cemetery.
Survivors include her four children, Pamela Robinson and husband, Dale, of Saltillo, LaFrances Brown and fiancé Gary Keith of Topeka, Kan., Frankie Tackitt and fiancée, Tana Blair of Pontotoc, and Jessica Morris and fiancé, Kyle Dowdy of Pontotoc; eighteen grandchildren, Brittany, Patience, Amy, Samantha and Brandon Powers, Gracie, Cayden, Zoe, and MaCara Morris, Bryleigh, Kaylynn, and Allison Blair, Makenzie Mathis and Eddie, Alisha, Audrey, Kristan, and Brandon Robinson; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Hoover (Jim) of Quitman and Rita Warren (Randy) of Bellechase, La.; two brothers, Billy Sanders (Darnyle) and George Sanders, all of Hattiesburg; several nieces nephews and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandson, Dusty Robinson, in 2004.
Pallbearers will be Jamie New, Jeremy New, Justin Morris, Frankie Keith, Jamie Powers and Daniel Edwards.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Dianna Bryson
NEW ALBANY – Dianna Mae Arneson Bryson,72, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born June 12, 1939, in Portland, Ore. to the late Edwin and Esthea Arneson. She was a retired employee of AT&T.
Services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 1 p.m. at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Sammy Little officiating. Burial will be at the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Ludie “Bud” Bryon of New Albany; a daughter, Vickie; a sister, Ester Ann Kasiba of Missouri; a brother Donald Arneson of Illinois; and her best friend Bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sons, Paul and Ricky.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
For online visitation visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Alvis Goode
PONTOTOC – Alvis Elvin Goode,99, died Monday, May 23, 2011, in Cobb County, Ga. He was born March 24, 1912, in Pontotoc County. He was a World War II veteran, where he served in the United States Army Field Artillery and was part of the Omaha Beach invasion of Normandy, as well as the battle of the Bulge, St. Lo, and others.
After moving to Memphis in the mid 1950’s, Alvis worked as a manager of the paint department for Fay Builders Supply for more than 30 years. He was avid gardener and bird enthusiast, he particularly enjoyed the purple martins. He had many bird houses, martin houses and feeders and these were a source of enjoyment for him. After the death of his wife in 2002, Alvis moved to Georgia.
Survivors include one sister, Clara Faye Guin Tucker; one niece, Beverly Tucker Rogers; one nephew, Donald Zinn Goode Sr.; two great nieces, Karen Rogers and Charlotte Goode Frederick; two great nephews, Kevin Rogers and Donald Zinn Goode Jr.; two great-great nieces, Jennifer Frederick and Julie Frederick; and one great-great nephew, Caleb Frederick.
He was preceded in death by his parents, A.B. Goode and Ludie Goode Guin; his wife, Louise S. Goode, and a brother, Carl Bilbo Goode.
A military graveside memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ecru Cemetery.
Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the local arrangements.

Thomas “Byrd” Warren
RANDOLPH – Thomas Dewey “Byrd” Warren, 62, died Wedneday, June 22, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He loved to be around family and friends. He loved to be outside working. Most of all he loved his parents, children and grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Tutor’s Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Junior Ritcher and Bro. Gerald Finley officiating. Burial will be in Carey Springs cemetery. Tutor Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Grover and Marjorie Warren; three sons, Stephen Warren of Baldwyn, Thomas Lane Warren of Algoma and Jon Warren (Angel) of Randloph; one daughter, Sandra Weeks (Gerald) of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Max Warren, Alexis Hollis, Kacie and Joseph Warren, Chris Brown, Colton Weeks and Emma and Johnathan Warren; and great grandchildren, Stephen and Taylor Hollis.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bluford and Lena Warren and Ivy and Lona Tutor; grandson, Stephen Clay Collums; granddaughter, Lakyn Lona Warren; and uncle, Trumon Tutor.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Dale Tutor, Greg Tutor, Hubbard Dillard, Brandy Dillard, John Hollis, Lane Bramlitt, Shane Bramlitt and Cody Laird.
Visitation will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Tutor Funeral Home.

J.L. Chandler
BALDWYN – J.L. Chandler died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired truck driver who loved his profession from the age of 13. He joined Ruben Chapel Church at an early age and remained a faithful member until his health failed. He was a member of male choir, a steward, a class leader and loved Ruben Chapel Church. He loved gospel music and singing.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ruben Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Henry L. Damons officiating. Burial will be in the Reben Chapel Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Chandler; son, Jaime L. Chandler; daughter, Linda (Bobby) Agnew; three stepsons, Dennis Anderson, Tony Anderson, Lamar (Tasha) Anderson; two brothers, Perry H. Welch, Billy Wayne (Julia) Welch; five sisters, Emma Miller, Dorothy Turner, Delois (William) Warren, and Judy Welch; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and three aunts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and 1 granddaughter.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time. A guestbook may be signed at nljonesandson.com.

James “Bo” Rutherford
BLUE MOUNTAIN – James “Bo” Rutherford, 51, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. He was born Jan. 19, 1960, in Tippah county to Eddie Mae Rutherford and the late Frank Rutherford. Gardening was a favorite thing for him to do.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Palestine M.B. Church in Blue Mountain with Rev. Patrick Washington officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Eddie Mae Rutherford of Blue Mountain; four brothers, Frank (Barbara), Billy and Ronnie (Linda) Rutherford, all of Blue Mountain and Terry (Pearl) Rutherford of Macon; four sisters, Jessie (Billy) Johnson of Blue Mountain, Mildred (Bob) Johnson of Peoria, Ill., Lottie Rutherford of Tupelo and Eva Thompson of New Albany; uncles, aunts, neices, nephews and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Helen Green.
Visitation is today from 1 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Johnnie Bray
OKOLONA – Johnnie Bray, 77, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel.

Louise Wallis
BALDWYN – Louise Nolen Hipps Wallis, 84, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at her home in Baldwyn after a sudden illness. She was born in Union County September 10, 1926, the daughter of Guy and Willie Hanson Nolen. She was raised in Matheston where she finished high school. She worked in retail sales for many years and also sewed for the public and took care of children in her home. She enjoyed sewing, waltz dancing, being around her cats, and spending time sitting outdoors in her swing with her family. She was a member of Eggville Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard Wallis of Baldwyn; her children, Kathy Fountain (Harmon), Leona Ramey (Terry), and Robyn Poppelreiter (Tony); her sister, Marie Rouillier of Mobile, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert L. Hipps who died July 29, 1997.
Pallbearers will be Caleb Ramey, Jeremy Poppelreiter, Jacob Poppelreiter, Harmon Fountain, Terry Ramey, Tony Poppelreiter.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Anita Crabb
BOONEVILLE – Anita Sue Crabb,71, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born December 6, 1939, to U.L. and Estelle Hopkins Taylor. She was a member of Booneville Church of Christ and the Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jim Estes officiating. Burial will be in Hare Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Michelle Croft of Booneville; one son, James Michael (Theresa Jean) Crabb of Booneville; one brother, James Harold (Kay) Taylor of Booneville; six grandchildren, Stephanie (James) Hawley, Rebecca Crabb, Amanda (R.J.) Miller, Rusty Croft, Jessica Croft and Hunter Croft; and seven great-grandchildren and one on the way.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Humbert Crabb; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Michael Orr
NETTLETON – Michael Christopher “Big Mike” Orr, 34, died Monday, June 20, 2011, in Desoto County.
Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove M.B. Church Cemetery in the Dorsey Community with Pastor Patrick Head officiating. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Joyce Mathis (Joe R.) of Fulton; four sisters, Ashley Orr of
Nettleton, Angela Orr and Victoria Orr of Fulton and Shelia Hall of Shannon; two brothers, Johnny Orr of Atlanta, and Kevin Orr of Wren and a host of other relatives and friends.

R. Keith Wicker Jr.
OXFORD – R. Keith Wicker Jr.,62, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at his home near Oxford.
Visitation will be held today from 1 to 2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Lois “Mae” Thomas
NETTLETON – Lois “Mae” Thomas, 72, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 1, 1939, to Clifford Hurssey and Ozema Shumpert Hurssey. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Charm Steps. She was an agent for the Williams Memorial Funeral Home for more than 20 years.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Billy Perry officiating. Williams Memorial is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her brother, George (Ida) Hurssey of Fulton; five sisters, Effie Pound (Truman) of St. Louis, Mo., Helen Blackmon of St. Louis, Mo., Tempie Hurssey of Wichita, Kan., Ripple Foster (John) of Plantersville, and Linda Traylor (Bobby) of Fulton.
Visitation will be from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel.

Ora Hykes
OKOLONA – Ora Hykes, 78, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was a former employee of the Rose Hill MFC and a member of the Zion Spring MBC.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zion Spring MBC with Rev. Nolan Elzie officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her two children, Helestein (Elbert) Robinson of Detroit, Mich. and Willie Hykes (Liza) of Okolona; one brother, John Hykes (Mary Nancy) of Okolona; one sister, Pearl McLean of West Point and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Williams Memorial Funeral Home.

Lillie Mae Turner
OXFORD – Lillie Mae Turner, 71, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Graceland Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

Annie Turner
TUPELO – Annie Turner, 65, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. She was born Sept. 28, 1945, in Myrtle to William Dykes and Hattie Leaper.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Bluff Myrtle with Pastor Joe Waldrop and Chris Hoyle officiating. Burial will be in Gerizum Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include seven children, Loretta (Robert) Jones, Roxanne (Terry) Crump, Dorothy Turner, Willie Riddle, Shirley Turner and Paula (Lee) Pierce, all of Tupelo and Jimmy Turner of Memphis, Tenn.; five brothers, Hermie (Bobbie) Turner of Louisville, Ky., Charles (Monica) Webber of Las Vegas, Nev., Larry (Paulette) Turner of Myrtle, Lee Roy (Dorothy) Turner and James Turner of Ripley; 20 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Anita Stokes
NEW ALBANY – Anita Ann Roberts Stokes, 64, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her residence. She was born May 18, 1947, in Ashland to the late James Russell “J.R.” Roberts and Mary Ellen Roberts. She was a retired employee for the Southern Sentinel newspaper in Ripley. Anita loved life, and lived it well.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, at United Funeral Service in New Albany with the Rev. Bobby Casteel officiating.
She is survived by her husband Donald K. Stokes of New Albany; her brother, James R. Roberts Jr. of Ashland; and two nephews, Jeff and Brandon Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Katherine Brown
PLANTERSVILLE – Katherine Brown, 57, died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 4, 1954, in Chickasaw county to Willie James Sykes and Armmie Ree Stell Sykes.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at State Coleman Temple in Verona with Pastor Catresia Jones officiating. Burial will be in Porters Memorial Gardens. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include five children, Catresia (James) Jones of New Albany, Chelsie Brown, Thomasina (Tremayne) Dixon and Jazzmeka Brown, all of Tupelo, and Jackie (Machelle) Jones of Indianapolis, Ind.; her siblings, Willie James (Charlene) Sykes, John (Mary) Borders, Maudine Harper, Dorothy Cousins, Julia Watson and Amander Skinner, all of Indianapolis, Ind., Clyde Sykes of Okolona, Jerome Weekly and Charles Weekley of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Jacquelin Weekley of Florida; a special friend, Dred Acker of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be today from noon until 2 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany.

J.W. Ewing
FULTON – J.W. Ewing, 91, died Thursday, June 23, 2011. Services will be held at Calvary Praise and Worship Center in Tremont with burial in the Old Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.

Homer Lee Marquis
BATESVILLE – Homer Lee Marquis, 85, died Friday, June 17, 2011.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Wells Funeral Home with Rev. Pat Ludlam officiating. Interment was in Forrest Memorial Park.
Mark Anthony Winters
MEDINA, Tenn. – Mark Anthony Winters, 46, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011. He was born, December 27, 1964, in Cleveland, to Rev. Louie J. and Geneva Cornelius Winters. He attended the Church of God in Pinson, Tenn.
He is survived by by his wife, Lori Pounders Winters, his daughter Katlyn Brooke Winters, sister Sherry Allen (Billy)of Dennis; a brother, Tim Winters (Tina) of Fulton; his in-laws, Bobby and Catherine Pounders and a host of special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Jimmy Dale, Harrison and Jerry Winters.
Visitation will be held at 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. at George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel.

Betty Sue Carlisle
IUKA – Betty Sue Carlisle, 81, died Monday, June 20, 2011. Graveside services will be Saturday at Pleasant Grave Cemetery in Vardaman. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.

Virgil “Bud” Adams
HOLLY SPRINGS – Virgil Ellis “Bud” Adams, 89, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Anderson Chapel CME in Holly Springs with burial in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
The remains will lie in repose at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home today from 2 to 7 p.m., and the family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. The remains will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or the memorial of choice.

Joan Walters Lee
EADS, Tenn. – Joan Walters Lee, 71, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was born on August 12, 1939, in Vardaman and retired from Nationwide Insurance. She was a member of Fisherville Baptist Church in Fisherville, Tenn.
Survivors include her two sons, Anthony Lee of Bartlett, Tenn. and David Lee of West Palm Beach, Fla.; her mother, Orene Walls Walters of Calhoun City; brother, Darrel Walters (Pam) of Hideaway, Texas; two sisters, Sandra Hendrix of Holly Springs and Jan Coker (Jimmy) of Calhoun City.
She was preceded in death by her husband Earl D. Lee and her father Herman D. Walters.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with interment to follow in Memorial Gardens, formerly Memory Hill Gardens.
Online condolences may be made at www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

Lenzora Johnson
CHICAGO, Ill. – Lenzora Street Johnson, 76, died Saturday June 18, 2011, at Metro Center Hospital in Chicago, Ill. She was a former resident of Holly Springs.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Holly Springs with burial in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
The remains will lie in repose at the funeral home today from 2 to 6 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:25 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Homeless Shelter or the American Cancer Society.
Troy Williams
BELMONT – Troy Williams, 85, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home chapel in Belmont.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time on Sunday. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery in Dennis.
Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Tucker Glass
LAMAR – Sarah Tucker Glass, 84, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at her home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sand Hill MB Church in Lamar with burial in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
The remains will lie in repose at the funeral home today from 2 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 to 10:55 a.m.

John Cox Sr.
WEST POINT – John Cox Sr., 67, died Monday, June 20, 2011 at the North Missisippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Fountain Head MB Church with the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel.

Pearlie Sherer
ALCORN – Pearlie Lucille Walker Sherer, 76, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at home. She worked as a cook at Country Kitchen for several years.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelvin Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be today from noon until 7 p.m.