Obituaries June 29, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jack Loudermill
OKOLONA – Jackie Lee “Jack” Loudermill, 59, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at his residence in Okolona after an extended illness. He was born on Aug. 27, 1952, in Fairmont, W.Va., to Perry Loudermill and Lena Hawkinberry Loudermill. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and had lived the last 10 years in Okolona. He was director of security for United Furniture in Okolona and a communicant of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Okolona. He was fully engaged in life, loved to fish and arrowhead hunt, do anything which involved being in the great outdoors and was always fulfilled by his job at United and his close association with his friends there.
A Mass of Christian burial will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Okolona with Sis. Liz Brown and Father Bob Dalton officiating. Burial will be private. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Okolona.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Linda Marie Okran Loudermill of Okolona, whom he married Oct. 13, 1970; two sons, Daniel Halstead and Matthew Loudermill, both of Okolona; three sisters, Sharon Smith (Eugene), Twila Pritchett (Gil) and Wyonda Chandler (John), all of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Kenneth Loudermill of Cleveland, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Loudermill.
Pallbearers will be his sons, Daniel Halstead and Matthew Loudermill; and Michael Henderson, Brooks Watkins, Eugene Smith and Les Hopson.
Memorials may be made to Excel Inc., 230 Main St., Okolona, MS 38860.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Merle Chisholm
BALDWYN – Merle Baggett Chisholm, 86, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 2, 1925, to Henry and Annie Lou Devaughn Baggett. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn. She was a retired seamstress from Blue Bell with 44 years of service. She enjoyed talking on the phone and watching Wheel of Fortune.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Ken Corley and Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sue Hogue (Bill) of Baldwyn; grandchildren, Brian Hogue (Amy), Jennifer Kyle (Torey), Beth Ann Rushing (Steve); great-grandchildren, Ky Hogue, Corley Hogue, Bellamy Hogue, Dax Hogue, Izzy Hogue, Haylee Palmer and Kayla Palmer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.W. “Billy” Chisholm; son and daughter-in-law, Dale Chisholm (Martha Ann); brothers, Leroy, Randle, Herman and William Baggett; and sisters, Nadine Taylor, Gladys Foster and Annie Jo Baggett.
Pallbearers will be Gary DeVaughn, Ky Hogue and Johnny DeVaughn.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to service time today at Waters Funeral Home.

John Taylor
CEDAR BLUFF – John Taylor, 86, died Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Walker Grove M.B. Church in Mantee. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Joe Hall Sr.
PONTOTOC – Overseer Joe L. Hall Sr. died Monday, June 25, 2012, at his home. He was born on April 17, 1936, to Dorothy Hall and Charles Bradford. He was a Korean War veteran and a well-known contractor. He was also the founder of Faith Revival Center Church and he established Let God Be Your Deliverer Organization. He ministered the word of God for nearly 40 years.
Services will be at noon Saturday at God’s House of Prayer with Pastor Jerry Prather officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Delphia Hall; his children, Jalisha Hall, Joe L. Hall Jr. and Moses Hall, all of the home, Willie Edwards of California, Vincent Hall, Larry Joe Hall and Aaron Hall, all of Chesterville, Miriam Johnson of Chesterville, and Melissa Schwit (Dave), Alecia Clark (Earnest), Dwan Boyd (Earl), Rev. Dr. Angela Deal and Rachel Shumpert (Tim), all of Florida; one godson, Alfred Fears (Jessica) of Saltillo; two goddaughters, Pastor Lillie Apiyo of Kosciusko and Evangelist Ruby Chandler of Vardaman; one sister, Mary Ghousheh (Wael) of Chicago; 44 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service time.
Sign the online guestbook at nljonesandson.com.

Bess Boswell
NOXAPATER – Bess Hull Boswell, 88, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Church Street Personal Care Facility in Ecru. She was born in Louisville on June 18, 1924, to Archie Reed Hull and Frances Gage Hull. She was salutatorian of Louisville High School in 1942. She graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 1946, with a major in English and Fine Arts. She was an artist and an author, publishing her last work, a novel, in 2002. She taught high school English and after returning for a Master of Education at Mississippi State University, taught elementary school in Philadelphia for a number of years. She also assisted her husband in the century-old family business, Boswell Rexall Drugs. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a past member of the Red Hills Fine Art Club, the New Era Club and the Noxapater Civic Club. She was an active member of the Noxapater United Methodist Church, a choir member and Sunday teacher for many years.
Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville from 5 until 7 p.m. today.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Noxapater United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Meadows officiating and the Rev. Roger Shock assisting. Interment will be in Noxapater United Methodist Church Cemetery. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her sister, Barbara Hull Green of Itta Bena, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Herman Frank Boswell Sr. of New Orleans, La.; six children, Dr. Susan Boswell Johnstone (Jim) of Pontotoc, Webb A. Boswell Jr. of Noxapater, Dr. Scott Hull Boswell (Connie) of Jasper, Ala., David Boswell (Elizabeth) of Kemah, Texas, Kenny Boswell (LeAnn) of Noxapater and Will Boswell (Joni) of Forest; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Webb Boswell Sr., and two nephews, Richard Jackson Boswell and James Douglas Green.
Pallbearers will be her nine grandsons, Michael Hull Johnson, David D. Richardson III, Colin Johnstone, Taylor Boswell, Webb Arnold Boswell III, Chris Boswell, Trent Boswell, Zach Boswell and Nick Boswell.
Memorials may be made to Noxapater United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 282, Noxapater, MS 39346.
To sign the guestbook, visit www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Mary Baroni
HOUSTON – Mary Ruth Taylor Baroni, 50, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012. She was born April 4, 1962, in Lompoc, Calif., to William Taylor Sr. and Margaret Linley Thompson. She was a Baptist and a veteran of the Navy.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Houston with Bro. Johnny Cherry officiating. Burial will be at Macedonia Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her parents, Margaret Linley Thompson of Houston and William Taylor Sr. of Prescott, Ariz.; one brother, William P. Taylor Jr. of Houston; one sister, Jackie Chandler of Benton; three nieces, Victoria Blissard, Ashley Ivy and Alex Chandler; and two nephews, Curtis Taylor and Bruner Chandler.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Linley Jr., Larry Linley, Cedric Linley, Tristan Linley, Remmie Blissard, Wayne Walters, Mike Doss, Jonathan Doss and Curtis Taylor.
For online condolences visit, www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
John Lee Ivy
ABERDEEN – John Lee Ivy, 64, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at his home. He was self employed as a floor installer until his health failed. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and watching wrestling.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Chapel Holiness Church of Aberdeen with Pastor Mammie Parks officiating. Burial will be in United Memorial Cemetery in Amory. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Loudella Ivy; one son, Willis Ivy; four daughters, Sandra Worthington, Abigail Ivy, Tina Betts and Towanda Hinton; his mother, Momie Ivy; four brothers, Joseph Ivy of Stuttgart, Ark., and L.T. Ivy, James Ivy and L.C. Ivy, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; five sisters, Letha Woods, Dora Parks, Shirley Ivy and Lillie Ivy, all of Philadelphia, Pa., and Lillian Ivy of Oakridge, Tenn.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. There will be no repast.

Stella Ruff
FULTON – Stella Lee Ruff died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Pine Grove M.B. Church of Fulton, where she served as a member of the adult choir and mother of the singing Ruff Family. She was a member of John L. Webb High Court Heroines of Jericho Queen Shumpert Court 308. She was a former employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing and Golden Manufacturing. She was known for her friendly smile and great customer service while working at the Pizza Hut in Fulton. She enjoyed, reading, sewing, cooking and loved flowers.
Her life celebration service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Grove M.B. Church in Fulton with the Rev. Gregory Pegues officiating. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Josephine (Micheal) Blanchard of Tupelo; two sons, Melvin Ruff of Dorsey and Larry Ruff of Del-City, Okla.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie Tucker and Mattie Lee Buie; her grandparents; one brother, Cleo Tucker; her father-in-law, Ode Ruff; and one brother-in-law, Joel Ruff.
Pallbearers will be Gary Ruff, Tyson Ruff, Jimmy Ruff, Asian Ruff, James Ruff and Daniel Ruff.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kaden Ruff, Kelin Ruff, Keylin Ruff and Kegan Ruff.
Viewing will be today at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel starting at 4 p.m. with family and friends hour from 6 until 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Online condolences can be made to the Ruff family at www.grayson-porters.com.

Polly Sartain
TISHOMINGO – Virginia Pauline “Polly” Wood Sartain, 88, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a native of Itawamba County. She and her husband owned Sartain’s Little Star for 18 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Belmont.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Bill Langley, Bro. Robert Wood, Bro. Randy Buse and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery at Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are two daughters, Linda Sue Embrey (Sonny) of Dennis and Paulette Embrey (Frankie) of Golden; two grandchildren, Joel Harris (Sonya) of Belmont and Martha Mansell (Terry) of Red Bay, Ala.; six great-grandchildren, Trista Eaton (Dusty), Dustin Harris (Meagan), Seth Rockwell, Asia Mansell, Shara Allison and Patrick Mansell; seven great-great-grandchildren, Kenna Rae, Savannah, Jazlyn, Caren, Rita, Christian and Jax; one brother, Oba Wood (Joyce) of Golden; and her caregivers, Barbara Mock, Quay McKinney, Mary Blunt, Gail Barnes, Jean Barrett and Lonna Monteith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert B. Sartain; her parents, Garland and Linder Harkey Wood; six brothers, Burlon Wood, Tulon Wood, Burton Wood, Orville Wood, Billy Wood and Joe Bob Wood; and two sisters, Carmel Martinez and Earlene Roberts.
Pallbearers will be Joel Harris, Dustin Harris, Seth Rockwell, David Wood, Donnie Roberts and Terry Mansell. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Roberts, Danny Roberts, Paul Wood, Dusty Eaton and Dr. Victor Norman.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.

Josephine Kirk
IUKA – Josephine Fowler Kirk, 84, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka.
Following cremation, interment will be in Southern Memorial Gardens in Calvert County, Md. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Wilma N. Kidd
NEW ALBANY – Wilma N. Kidd, 82, of Longwood, Fla., died Tuesday, June 26, 2012. She was born on Oct. 12, 1929, in Houston to Willie Lee and Annie Belle Norman. She lived in New Albany, where she was a wonderful wife, mom, grandmother and community activist. She was a schoolteacher in Myrtle for 19 years. She was married to the late James A. Kidd of New Albany for 49 years. She was a graduate and supporter of Blue Mountain College. She was a member of Moss Hill Baptist Church until 2004 when she moved to Longwood, Fla., near Orlando and built an active life with family and friends and became a member of First Baptist Church of Sanlando Springs. She loved all people and always helped everyone she could, and children were a high priority for her.
Opportunities for friends and family to help celebrate the life of Wilma Kidd will be held in New Albany and Longwood, Fla. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at United Funeral Service in New Albany. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United.
A memorial service in Longwood will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at First Baptist Church of Sanlando Springs.
She is survived by two sons, Lee Kidd and wife, Kathleen, of Olney, Md., and Larry Kidd and wife, Vivian, of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Norma Strausburg and husband, Andy, of Apopka, Fla.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Langfelder, April Riley, Carolyn Kidd and Thomas Kidd; three great-grandchildren, Austin, Brianna and Devin; three brothers, Cecil Norman, Eric Norman and Harry Norman; and one sister, Marjorie Jarratt.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a brother, C.W. Norman.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Baptist Children’s Village in Mississippi at www.baptistchildrensvillage.com.
For on online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Carol Smith
NEW ALBANY – Carol Unger Smith, 75, formerly of Lebanon, Ind., died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born on July 15, 1936, in Randolph County in Young America, Ind., to Russell and Louise Unger. She was retired from Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Her hobbies were needlecraft and gardening.
Services will be at Myers Mortuary in Lebanon, Ind. Internment will be at Beech Grove Cemetery in Sharon, Ind.
Survivors include her husband, Terry Smith of New Albany; her children, Jeff Hopkins (Kathy) of Indianapolis, Ind., Brent Hopkins (Susan) of New Palestine, Ind.. Garnet Jordan (Clyde) of Centerpoint, Ind., Gregory Hopkins (Candy) of Indianapolis, Ind.; stepdaughter, Stephanie Cronin (Marc) of Dothan, Ala.; one brother, James Unger (Sharon) of Sedalia, Ind.; one sister, Rebecca Mullen (Don) of Walton, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margaret Bennett; one brother, William Unger; and a daughter, Cynthia Hopkins Crow.
Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Lillie Thompson
WEST POINT – Lillie Mae Thompson, 74, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Union Star Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ronnie Perry
BYHALIA – Ronnie Howard Perry, 48, died Friday, June 22, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery at Byhalia.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Darwin Nash
JACKSON – Darwin A. Nash, 81, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Central Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Bennie Word
AMORY – Bennie Word died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Golden Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Phyllis Turner
VERONA – Phyllis Morris Turner died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Jesse Jackson
HOLLY SPRINGS – Jesse Lee Jackson, 78, formerly of Tate County, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of Gray’s Chapel CME Church at Hudsonville, where he was a Sunday School teacher. He was a retired educator. He began teaching in Tate County and the Holly Springs School System until he retired in 2000. He worked at Russell’s Barber Shop in Holly Springs for more than 60 years. He attended elementary school in Tate County, high school and college at M.I. College in Holly Springs. He received his master’s degree from the University of Mississippi. He was named Teacher of the Year several times. He was a member of the Mississippi High School Athletics Association, Marshall County Retired Teachers Association, Phi Beta Sigma and Phi Delta Kappa honor society. He was a former Boy Scout leader, baseball coach and sports official.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Doxey Auditorium on the campus of Rust College in Holly Springs with the Rev. Joe T. Lester officiating. Burial will be in Gray’s Chapel CME Church Cemetery in Hudsonville. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Bernice Holland Jackson of Holly Springs; four children, Shauneille Jackson-Mason of Holly Springs, Stacey Jackson-Lampley (Damion) of Fort Washington, Md., Melanie Jackson-Hicks (Fharon) of Memphis; and Reginald Jackson (Paula) of Powder Springs, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Holland, Willie “Ben” and Nicholas Mason, Reginald “Marcus,” and April Jackson, Xavier and Galen Hicks, Kahli, Anise, Kai and Ava Lampley; four sisters, Huldia Boyd, Earless McCormick, Rosie Smith and Ruby (James) Mean; three brothers, J.A. (Effie), Robert (Mary) and Wilson (Brenda) Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Pearl Lee Jackson; and two siblings, Vernice Brooks and Leroy Jackson Jr.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at Rust College from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Gola Senter
FULTON – Gola E. Senter, 91, died Thursday, June 28, 2012. She was born Nov. 23, 1920 in Itawamba county to Grady and Lillian Moore Bates. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was the oldest attending member. She enjoyed her flowers, quilting and gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Lonnie Senter (Betty Joe) of Fulton; one daughter, Johnnie Wilemon (Jimmy) of Fulton; four grandchildren, Todd Wilemon (Debbie), Bryon Wilemon (Jeanine), Crystal Smith (Brewster) and Leah Armstrong (Kevin); 10 great-grandchildren. six great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Niles Bates (Jean) of Alabama.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Hershel Senter, in 2006.
Pallbearers will be Todd Wilemon, Bryon Wilemon, Brewster Smith, Kevin Armstrong, Shae Collum and A.J. Ellis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in repose from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Jim Prestridge
MADISON – James “Jim” Oliver Prestridge, 78, died on Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Dominic Hospital.
A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sally; their four children, Donna Stigall, Lesia Monson, James Prestridge and Deidra Prestridge, and their respective spouses, Dan Monson, Pam Prestridge and Jeff Milewsky; nine grandchildren, Braydon, Arin and Payton Stigall, Malcolm and Duncan Mardling, Max Saiger, Tasha and Candice Prestridge, and Kyra Monson; and five great-grandchildren, Allysce Prestridge, Jaleh Stigall, Kannon Stigall, Karah and Bella Stigall.
Pallbearers will be Sam Cornpropst, Harlan Prestridge, Gary Prestridge, Bobby Conn Thompson, Jerry Carter and Kenny Hill.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

James Bradley
TUPELO – James Bradley died Tuesday, June 18, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Gloria Trice
CORINTH – Gloria Faye Trice, 54, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
The body was cremated. A memorial service was held Thursday, June 28. Patterson Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
Calvin Turner
TUPELO – John Calvin Turner, 66, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at the Community Hospice in Verona after an extended illness.
A celebration of life service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel with the Rev. Ira Blackmon deliving the eulogy. Burial will follow at the Tupelo Memorial Park. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one son, Shawn (Kesha) Turner, and one daughter, Teanna Turner, both of Tupelo; three sisters, Francis Shields Heavens of Tupelo, Pocahontas (Lincoln) Dillie and Shelly Ann Shields, both of Jackson; three brothers, Mack Turner Sr., Nick (Cynthia) Shields Jr. and Walter Shields, all of Tupelo; a sister-in-law; Peggy Turner; two aunts, six uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; his special friends, Jeanette Wilson and Betty Dillard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy Lee Turner Sr., Leona Turner Shields and Nick Shields Sr.; two sisters, Mary Lee Turner and Velma Bean; and four brothers, Robert Turner, Tommie Turner, Terry Shields and Louis Shields.
Viewing will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel.
Online condolence can be made to the Turner/ Shields family at www.grayson-porters.com.

Martha Baldon-Graham
NEW ALBANY – Martha Eloise Baldon-Graham, 61, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson. She was born Nov. 1, 1950, in New Albany to Cartee Baldon and Minnie Polk Baldon.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Birth Community Church in New Albany. Burial will be in Union Prospect Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three children, Patrick Baldon of New Albany, Verinica Graham of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Kevin Gordon of Jackson; four brothers, Bobby (Betty) Baldon and Billy Baldon of New Albany, Benny (Ann) Baldon of Algoma and Lawrence (Beatrice) McKinzie of Blue Mountain; one sister, Brooksie Reed of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Gladys Boyd
WEST POINT – Gladys Mae Boyd, 68, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Waverly Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Flozell Rogers
PLANTERSVILLE – Flozell Rogers died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Shannon Stepp
OLIVE BRANCH – Shannon Leigh Stepp, 43, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at her home. She was an employee of Kroger. She was an avid horsewoman and won many awards. She was a member of the Walking Horse Association.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial will be in Autumn Woods Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, James A. Stepp Jr.; her companion, Phillip Broadway; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Andrew Stepp Sr. and Sharon Leigh Stepp.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or the American Heart Association.