Obituaries June 30, 2009

Johnnie Hartley
ABERDEEN – Johnnie Hartley, 93, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Aberdeen. She was born March 25, 1916, to John Cleveland Coleman and Rama Britt Coleman in Lamar County, Ala. She was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. She was a retired employee of Burris Chair Factory and a member of Sulphur Springs Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Elder Herman Clark officiating. Burial will be in Bogan Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn “Sally” Gilreath of Aberdeen and Linda J. Carter of Columbus; two sons, James E. Carter and wife, Jerrie, of Greenville, S.C., and George C. “Joe” Carter and wife, Nell, of Sulligent, Ala.; two sisters, Blanche Smith of Columbus, Ohio, and Bobbie Malone of Jackson, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Jimmy A. Carter; her second husband, Holly Moy; her third husband, Jim Hartley; and a number of brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Marshall, Stanley Carter, Keith Carter, Barry Whitaker, James Waddle, Donald Dahlem and Mike Carter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and register book, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

James Keller
LOUISVILLE – James Harold Keller, 45, died Friday, June 26, 2009, in Gulfport. He was a Master Mason of Betheden Lodge 205 and an assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 5 in Louisville. He formerly served with the Mississippi National Guard. He loved fishing and hunting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Welch Funeral Home Chapel in Starkville with the Rev. Freddie Rasberry officiating. Burial will follow in Betheden Cemetery in Louisville.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Denise Thompson Keller of Louisville; a son, Justin Harold Keller of Louisville; his parents, Jimmy W. and Mary Knight Keller of Starkville; three sisters, Lorinda Buckley (Jimmy) of Starkville, Tammy Keller Hillhouse of Eupora and Daphne McKibben (Phillip) of Mathiston; one brother, Danny Comer (Kathy) of West Point; his mother- and father-in-law, Paul and Margie Thompson of Louisville; sisters-in-law, Paula Perkins (Mike) of Louisville and Melissa Halford (Tommy) of West Memphis, Ark.; nieces and nephews, Christopher Buckley (Candace), Kimberly and Kain Elingburg, Hailey and Peyton Hillhouse, Daniel Comer, Kadie Turner, Mary Catherine, Larry, Stephen and Sally McKibben, Samantha and Brett Perkins, and MacKenzie Halford; great-niece, Presley Buckley; and his grandparents, D.H. and Juanita Keller of Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Justin Keller’s college fund at BancorpSouth.

Eva M. Blythe
EUPORA – Eva M. Blythe, 67, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Fellowship Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at Fellowship Baptist Church following the service.

Thomas Camp
AMORY – Thomas Allen Camp, 70, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, in Aberdeen. He was born Oct. 5, 1938, in Monroe County to Dock and Dessie Pickle Camp. He married Sallie Thompson in 1958. He worked as a machinist at Walker Mfg. and Holley Performance, and as a security officer for Securitas at Holley Performance. He was a member of the East Amory Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and his dog, Cole.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbrier Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sallie Thompson Camp of Amory; one son, Timmy Allen Camp (Monica) of Shannon; four sisters, Earline Summers of Missouri, Ruth Camp of Becker, Ludeen Gray (Kirk) of Becker and Ruby Gray (Billie) of Amory; and four grandchildren, Britnie and Anna Marie Camp, Courtney Russell and Madison Fowler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Minnie Mae Adams, Lonie Bell Howard, Ila Puckett and Opal Camp; and five brothers, Roy Lee Camp, James Camp, Trannie Camp, Dannie “D.C.” Camp and Hobert Camp.
Pallbearers will be Tracy Callick, Keith Roberson, Jimmy Gray, Ricky Camp, Dennis Thompson and Ellis Mitchell.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until service time on Wednesday.

Bill Taylor
MYRTLE – William Oliver “Bill” Taylor, 62, died Monday, June 29, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born in Baldwyn on Dec. 13, 1946, to Herbert Roy Taylor and Annie Jane Dill Taylor. He was a retired employee of the Mississippi State Highway Department.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Rex Wilburn and Bro. Jeff Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn City Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Michael Taylor (Debbie) of Guntown; three sisters, Linda Beaty of Memphis, Mona Simpson of Blue Mountain and Sylvia Wallace of Pinedale; one brother, David Taylor of Myrtle; four grandchildren, Chad Taylor, Jonathan Taylor, Ashley Taylor and Megan Johnson; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Walter Simpson, Tony Simpson, Dale Beaty, Kenneth Beaty, Jason Taylor and Andy Taylor.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today. For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Bettye Reed
FULTON – Bettye Stevens Reed, 64, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 26, 1944, in Okolona to Raymond and Addine Hankins Stevens. She was a graduate of Okolona High School. She worked in sales before becoming disabled. She attended Fulton Church of Christ.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Russ Crosswhite officiating. Burial will be in Hardens Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Reed of Fulton; four daughters, Angela Hill and Kay Hill, both of Nashville, and Sherry Reed and Brandy Reed, both of Fulton; two sons, Jay Hill of Nashville and Gary Reed Sudduth of Fulton; one stepson, Mitch Reed of Golden; one stepdaughter, Allison West of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Diamond Reed Sudduth, Destiny Reed Sudduth, Dalton Reed Sudduth and Jacob Reed; three stepgrandchildren, Allison West, Jerry Reed and Jason Reed; one sister, Johnnie Bray of Houston; three brothers, Earl Wayne Stevens (Lazette) of Amory, Fred Stevens (Childa) of Okolona and Mark Stevens (Sharon) of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Donald Wayne Hill; a brother, Harold Stevens; and a sister, Mary Beth Chaffin.
Pallbearers will be Alaun Comer, John Brewer, Scott Taylor, Doug Smith, Brian Reed and Skip Miles.
Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Nannie Bell Jones
STEWART – Nannie Bell Jones, 93, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Reed’s Chapel Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Byrd
CORINTH – Mary Weston Byrd, 87, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, in Corinth.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel. Burial will be in Brigsman Hill Cemetery.

James Wilkerson
ASHLAND – James Harold Wilkerson, 77, died Monday, June 29, 2009, at Graceland Care Center of New Albany.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Bethel United Methodist Church in Benton County. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at Bethel United Methodist Church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Daisy Bowden
CORINTH – Daisy McClellan Bowden, 84, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at her home in Corinth. She was a graduate of the White County School System in Mt. Vernon, Ark. She was an active member of the Ninth Street Tabernacle Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky. After moving back to Corinth, she reunited with Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. She was a devout Christian who loved God, her immediate and extended family, and all of humanity. She was a dynamic cook and an enthusiastic person who was loved by everyone she met. An avid bowler, gardener, fisherwoman and outdoors person, she loved people, singing, traveling, church and civic involvement, bingo, card playing and other games of chance.
Services were Friday, June 26, at St. Mark Baptist Church in Corinth. The Rev. Larry Darnell Alexander officiated. Burial was in the National Cemetery in Corinth. Patterson Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Johnnie F. Bowden of Corinth; one son, Raymond R. McClellan and wife, Claudette, of Corinth; two stepsons, Frankie Bowden of Indianapolis, Ind., and Ronnie Hardin of Milwaukee, Wis.; three stepdaughters, Bobbie Ball and Mildred Ball, both of Milwaukee, and Shelia McKnight of Savannah, Ga.; one sister, D’Ella Slade of Conway, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Nannie Lou Alexander of Mennifee, Ark.; four grandchildren, Vickee Jones, Teri Green, Sonya Luter and Bryan Brown; six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Ardealure Staps Alexander; and 25 sisters and brothers.

Cornelius Billups
WEST POINT – Cornelius Billups, 86, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Pelier M.B. Church at Mayhew. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John W. Timbs
BELMONT – John W. Timbs, 77, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at his residence. He was born March 28, 1932, in Tishomingo County to William and Ethel Underwood Timbs. He was a mechanic for 40 years, a member of Old Union Baptist Church and a member of Bay Springs Masonic Lodge 167. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean conflict.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Jerry Ginn and Bro. Joseph Jones officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery in Belmont.
Survivors are two daughters, Diane Bumpus (Danny) and Sheila Craig (Terry), all of Belmont; one sister, Grace Acklin of Belmont; daughter-in-law, Karen Timbs of Belmont; four grandchildren, Angie Hitt, Brandon George, Justin Timbs (Kaila) and Anna Timbs; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Flanagan, Cody Flanagan (Courtany) and Daniel Flanagan; and one great-great-grandchild, Maddox Flanagan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Dulaney Timbs, a son, Johnny Timbs, his parents; one brother, Earnest Timbs; and two sisters, Bobbie Phipps and Bernice Timbs.
Pallbearers will be Justin Timbs, Brandon George, Larry Wells, Joel Wells, Jerry Owens and Daniel Flanagan.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Barbara Robinson
RED BAY, Ala. – Barbara Robinson, 66, died Monday, June 29, 2009, at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.

Eddie Wayne Walker
TUPELO – Eddie Wayne Walker, 62, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. He was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Lee County to Ruble and Alvaretta Goodwin Walker. He served his country honorably for 38 years in the Army National Guard, where he received numerous medals. He retired from Tecumseh with 27 years of service. He was a member of the Brewer Baptist Church and the American Legion. He served on the Board of Directors for the Food Pantry in Nettleton and served with disaster relief efforts during Katrina. He loved his family, his dog, Bruno, camping, boats, fishing, and especially NASCAR and dirt racing with his good friend, Freddie Smith.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Dr. Truman Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 31years, Wanda Walker of Tupelo; one son, Laron Simpson (Tammy) of Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Darla Wood of Tupelo and Deanna Kellum (Lee) of Shannon; four grandchildren, Meghan Kellum, Austin Kellum, Noah Simpson and Brayden Simpson. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Al Fish, Lee Kellum, Clyde Godfrey, Gene Godfrey, Laron Simpson and Jimmy Burroughs. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Young, Jimmy Young, Billy Burroughs, Joe Kellum, Truman Whitt, as well as military friends and friends at Mill Creek.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time today.
Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Heart Association, Lee County Chapter, P.O. Box 16808, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be e-mailed to holland-harrisfuneralhome@comcast.net.

Elsie Mae Lewis
AMORY – Elsie Mae Lewis, 75, died Monday, June 29, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Laverne Henley
HATTIESBURG – Laverne Henley, 83, died Monday, June 29, 2009, at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. at the Garden of the Crucifixion in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.leememorialonline.com.

Charles Wilson
IUKA – Charles Wilson, 73, died Monday, June 29, 2009.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Buddy Cameron
WALNUT – William Roy “Buddy” Cameron Jr. died Monday, June 29, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

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