By NEMS Daily Journal
AUBURN – Henry Matthew Roger Hahn, 58, died June 25, 2010, at his home in the Auburn Community.
A committal service will be held at a later date at the Valley Forge Military Academy Park in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Local services were private. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
CORINTH – Lola Van Davis Green, 97, died Friday, June 25, 2010, at her daughter’s home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Holly Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Holly Baptist Cemetery, c/o Steen Dalton, 28 CR 709, Corinth, MS 38834 or to a charity of one’s choice.
To send an online condolence, visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
ETTA – Anna Irene Williams, 83, died Friday, June 25, 2010, at her home. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with the Rev. Clay Farr and the Rev. Clifton Waldron officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery in Union County. Browning Funeral Home of Ecru is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her nine daughters, Elaine Bishop (George) and Diane Bishop (David), both of Oxford, Vicky Bishop (Dan) of Thaxton, Sue Perkins (William) of Etta, Nancy Johnson (Ricky) and Peggy Moody (Glen), both of New Albany, Cindy Messer (Gary) of Myrtle, Wendy Waldron (Allen) of Thaxton and Janis Huffstickler (Wayne) of Etta; her four sons, Roger Williams of Etta, David Williams (Sherri) of New Albany, Ricky Williams (Sherry) of Thaxton and Darren Williams (Marilyn) of Etta; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William David Ward and Mary Elizabeth Burke Ward; her husband, Hoy Williams; her daughter, Melissa Williams; three sisters, Minnie Mae Wofford, Anna Lou Hill and Sue Ward; and two brothers, Enoch Ward and Robert Ward.
Pallbearers will be Chris Waldron, Derek Waldron, Taylor Leifheit, Lee Williams, Eric Perkins, Wade Bishop, Chris Bishop, Brian Denny and Blake Jackson.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.Browningecru.com.
PONTOTOC – Tongi Donahue Park, 47, of the Longview Community died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at her home. She was born Sept. 5, 1962, in Baldwyn to Ray Donahue and Bobbie Huckaby Donahue. She married Johnny Park on June 29, 1985, and moved to Pontotoc County, where she lived and worked as a business development manager for Southern Imperial Manufacturing. She was an active member of Longview Baptist Church, where she served on various committees and had taught Sunday School in past years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Longview Baptist Church with Bro. George Steward and Bro. Tony Morrow officiating. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny Park of Longview; her parents, Ray Donahue and Bobbie Huckaby Donahue of Guntown; her grandmother, Nell Donahue of Guntown; one sister, Amanda Russell (Ben) of Pontotoc; one brother, Rickey Donahue (Lisa) of Guntown; her mother-in-law, Mildred Park; two brothers-in-law, Danny Park (Mary) and Dudley Park (Debbie), both of Longview; and a special friend, Tmora Payne of Longview; nieces and nephews, Josh and Laken Donahue, Brennan and Adam Russell, Shandra Graham (Aric), Caleb Park, Cody Park, Paul Park (Angela), Kevin Park (Rochelle) and Chris Park (Katherine); and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Milton and Jewel Huckaby and Howard Donahue; and her father-in-law, Verlon Park.
Pallbearers will be Paul Park, Kevin Park, Chris Park, Josh Donahue, Ethan Park, Caleb Park, Cody Park and Aric Graham.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Longview Baptist Church.
PONTOTOC – Linda Gail Edwards, 39, died June 25, 2010, in Hattiesburg. She graduated from Pontotoc High School in 1989. She worked for Ashley Furniture.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Riddle officiating. Burial will be in Warren Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her mother and father, Joan and Billy Mask; her sister, Suzanne (Mark) Murry; her brother, Steven (Tiffany) Mask; her daughter, Alyssa Hardin; a special lifelong friend, Ashley Hardin; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Jim and Ruby Smith; her paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Lewis Edwards; her father, Larry Edwards; and her uncle, Joe Smith.
Pallbearers will be Josh Smith, Scotty Mask, Greg Walls, Eric Willison, Leo Mask, Justin Morris, Tyler Goggins and Chandler Goggins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Debra A. Beene died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Booneville.
AMORY – Faye Brown, 77, of Amory, died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. A native of Itawamba County, she was a daughter of Alford E. and Luna E. Christian Franks. Living in Amory for many years, she was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her yard. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Chapel of E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Wade Cook officiating. A private burial will follow in Hatley Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her sons, Larry (Shelia) Moore of Guntown and Mike (Diane) Moore of Birmingham; her sisters, Ernie Mae Dill of Tremont, Dathel McComb of Fulton, Joyce Jackson of Starkville, Loyce Holcomb of Fulton and Linda Thompson of Aberdeen; her brother, E.A. “Ausbon” Franks of Hatley; four grandchildren; and 11great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Roy Brown; two sisters; and a brother.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Franks, David and Caleb Thompson, Brandon Streetman, Paul McComb and Patrick Streetman.
The family will receive friends before and following the funeral service.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at email@example.com.
SMITHVILLE – Miss Avinell “Nell” Melton, 94, of Smithville, died Friday, June 25, 2010, after a short illness at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. A native of the Ratliff Community of Itawamba County, she was a daughter of Elic and Artavie Rushings Melton.
She lived in Smithville for several years before moving to Mantachie three years ago. She worked as a seamstress at Amory Garment and retired in her early 70’s. Having a passion for witnessing, she enjoyed reading her Bible and was a member of Smithville Baptist Church. A talented seamstress, she designed and sewed her own clothing. At the age of 70, she learned to drive her Impala.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville with Bro. Wes White officiating. A Committal Service will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Mantachie. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by nieces, Juanita (Herman) Farrar of Mantachie and Margaret Ann Jones of Amory; nephews, Clarence D. (Billie) Melton of Clinton and Herbert (Gail) Melton of Jackson; great-nieces, Alison (Rick) Guynes of Ridgeland and Emily Melton of LaVergne, Tenn.; great-nephews, Randy (Sherri) Melton of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Reed (Buffy) Melton of Pearl; great-great-nephews, Hayden and Ethan Guynes and Connor and Gauge Melton; and special friends, Carolyn Boyd and Sam Carpenter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lota Melton Stevens; and a brother, Clarence Melton.
Pallbearers will be Clarence and Herbert Melton, Herman Farrar, Reed Melton and Eric, Michael and Marty Dickinson and Sam Carpenter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SALTILLO – Francie Barnes died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
NETTLETON – Milton Lakey, 77, died Friday, June 25, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Tippah County to Robert and Ethel (Childers) Lakey. He was a native of Tippah County but had resided in Nettleton the past 32 years. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a retired truck driver. He was also a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Amory.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Nettleton with Bro. Ed Clay and Bro. Tony Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Gray’s Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Nicholson) Lakey of Nettleton; one son, Lloyd E. McDivitt of Nettleton; one daughter, Cindy Lakey Brown (Keith) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Thomas Lakey of Ashland; one sister, Olene Parks of Kosciusko; two grandchildren, Brad Brown and Erin Shultz; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Albert Lakey; and four sisters, Hermie Bolen, Mae Webb, Grace Caldwell and Esther Miller.
Pallbearers will be Mark Lochala, Tony Hunt, Keith Vaughan, Gary Gann, Keith Brown and Brad Brown.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Friends and family may sign the online guest registry at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
GUNTOWN – Robert Ray “Bobby” Sparks, 73, died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 20, 1937, to Walter Sparks and Thelma Starks Sparks. He was retired from Allright Parking. He enjoyed working in his yard and watching birds. He loved his wife and family.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Jacobs Chapel Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Opal Ruth Sparks of Guntown; one daughter, Debrena Kinchen (Bruce) of Guntown; three sons, Robert Sparks of Memphis, Ricky Carman (Ella) of Knoxville and Greg Carman (Theresa) of Burlison, Tenn.; two sisters, Mildred Russell (Buck) of Middleton and Mary Louis Joyner (Herman) of Southaven; one brother, John Ellis Sparks (Margaret) of Hohenwald, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Shawn Bond of Tupelo and Nikkie Smith (Adam) of Nashville; and one great-grandchild, Ashton Morris
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Gary Carman.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
To view obituaries and sign online guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Dr. Shelby Reid
CORINTH – Dr. Clifton Shelby Curlee Reid passed away Friday morning at Magnolia Regional Hospital after a long and difficult illness. Funeral Services will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 11 a.m. on Monday with Bishop Kent Bath in charge of the service. Burial will be at the Mormon Cemetery in Booneville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday, all at the church. McPeter’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Reid was born May 10, 1931. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Houston Reid and Annie Reid Adams Reid, both of Iuka and Corinth. Survivors include his wife, Trudy Armstrong Reid; his sister, Martha Houston Reid Hammond of Corinth; four nieces and nephews; 11 great-nieces and nephews; two stepsons; two step grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
Dr. Reid was a long time member of the Corinth Medical Community and was greatly loved by all connected with it. Dr. Reid graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1953, followed by post graduate studies at the University of Mississippi Medical School, University of Oklahoma Hospital, Charity Hospital in Meridian, Miss. and a preceptorship under Dr. John Sprigg in Amarillo, Texas.
In addition, he did residences in Winston Salem North Carolina, VA Hospital in Albuqurque, N.M. and Lexington Ky. After being on the surgical staff at Hinds County Hospital in Jackson and also St. Joseph Hospital senior surgical residency, he worked at the VA Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington until bad back problems had him transferred to the VA Hosptial in Biloxi on medical service, where he remained for several years. While in Biloxi, he married Trudy Armstrong and moved to Corinth where they established their home. He was on the Mississippi State Board of Health for 16 years, and he worked with the State Mental Health Service for a brief period.
In addition, Dr. Reid did lab research in pharmacology (which was published) and cardiovascular research under Dr. Guyton. Since 1978, he was in general practice at Magnolia Regional Health Center and has done considerable work on Diabetes during that time, up until his complete retirement the 31st day of December 2009.
Dr. Reid was loved by his patients, respected by his peers, very well read and greatly appreciated for his humor.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, should be sent to the Mississippi Heart Association in Jackson, MS. and to the Alcorn County Humane Society.
PONTOTOC – James H. Sartin, 67, went to be with the Lord and reunited with his loving wife, Jean Friday night, June 25, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born on July 7, 1942, to William Bill Sartin and Lynette Eddington Sartin. He was married to Jean Sartin on September 15, 1962. He was a faithful member of Midway Baptist church where he taught Sunday school for 28 years. He was a former employee of Lane Furniture where he worked for several years. Harold also spent many years serving as secretary and treasurer for the Beckham Fire Department. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 28, at the Baldwin-Nowell Chapel with Bro. Tommy Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Midway Cemetery. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four sons, Lynn Sartin (Lisa), Tim Sartin (Dena), Chris Sartin (Pam) and Joey Sartin (Kathy), all of Pontotoc; two brothers, Kenneth Sartin and Jerry Sartin (Sandra), both of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren, Kreig Sartin, Kayla Sartin, Candace Simpson, Heather Sartin, C.J. Sartin, Haley Sartin and Jackson Sartin; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lynette Sartin; a sister, Martha McCreight; and his wife, Jean Sartin.
Pallbearers will be Melvin Sartin, Thad Sartin, Chad Sartin, Donnie Morris, Randy Miller, Ricky Miller, Kreig Sartin and Mickey Hamilton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.