Obituaries June 4, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Pearlie Adams
TUPELO – Pearlie Adams, 96, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
William Savage
ABERDEEN – William Edward Savage, 7l, died Friday, June 1, 2012, in Leaksville. He was born March 17, 1941, in Monroe County, to Elton Houston Savage and Minnie Lou Winder Savage. He lived most of his life in Monroe County and had lived in Leaksville for the past 10 years. He was an oil field worker and was a Baptist.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Ora Lee Fountain Savage of Leaksville; one son, Glen Edward Savage (Rhonda) of Hamilton; three stepdaughters; three sisters, Leta Mae Hill (Hugh) of Aberdeen, Louise Miller (Marshall) of West Point and Judy Gaskin of West Point; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Shiela Savage; one brother, Johnny Savage; and one grandson, Kevin Savage.
Pallbearers will be family.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time today.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Guy Ricker
OXFORD – Guy Thomas Ricker, 67, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at his home in Oxford. He was a retired driver for Gulf States Toyota. He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper. He was an active member of Taylor Methodist Church and was a Mason.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Taylor Methodist Church with the Rev. Annette Ford officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shelby Jean Ricker of Oxford; two daughters, Teresa Stanley of LaGrange, Texas and Susan Tovar of Houston, Texas; four sons, Butch Stanley of Oxford, Tim Ricker of Elizabethtown, Tenn., Greg Stanley of Magnolia, Texas and Heath Ricker of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Nancy Schulte of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Rusty Ricker of Johnson City, Tenn.; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Estel and Laverne Ricker.
Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church.
In honor of his service to his country, the flag of the United States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit our website www.wallerfuneralhome.com or call (662) 234-7971.
Simon Spight
BALDWYN – Simon “Buddy” Spight, 83, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. He was born Oct. 4, 1928, to Shap and Hester Caldwell Spight in Pontotoc. In 1936, his family moved to the town that became his true love, Baldwyn. Spight was a veteran of the United States Navy and served 1948 through 1952. He was a 1948 graduate of Baldwyn High School. He worked at Caldwell Hospital as a lab technician and later transferred to the Baldwyn Hospital. He also worked as Chief Investigator of Lee County for many years. Spight was a member of the Sportsman’s Quartet and was part of the first live program on WTWV television station in Tupelo. He was an honorary member of the 8th Airborne and the author of two books. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn where he served in many capacities and was a member of the choir for most of his life.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Baldwyn with Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the services.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Billie Sue Spight of Madison; a nephew, Mike Spight of Kansas City, Kan.; a niece, Susan Mansour of Clarksdale; and his special friends and caretakers, Billy Roberson, Walter Gentry and Tammy Bullock, all of Baldwyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, WR Spight and Tommy Spight.
Pallbearers are Robert Herring, Jeff Roberson, Harold Murley, Wylee Nance, John Olen Cunningham, John Rollegen and Mitch Caver. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Houston Discount Drug Round Table Coffee Club and Bill Langston, Bobby Nichols and Jim Long Livingston.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service time at the church.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn Building Fund in memory of Simon Spight.
Jo Kitchens
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Jo Herndon Harwell Kitchens, 74, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at her residence in Memphis. She was born in Tupelo on April 25, 1938, to Walter Herbert and Mary Virginia Herndon Harwell. After graduation from Tupelo High School, she attended the University of Mississippi. She was a Methodist. She enjoyed cooking, shopping for antiques and playing bridge.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Tupelo Memorial Park with the Rev. Hershel Wiygul officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include her daughter, Ginger Brown (Mark) of Cordova, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Matthew David and Courtney Paige Brown; and one brother, Walter Harwell Jr. (Mary Ann) of Port Orange, Fla.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Walker Kitchens.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mildred Wilder
PONTOTOC – Mildred Caldwell Wilder, 92, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Larry Walker Sr.
PEARL – Larry Gene Walker Sr., 63, died on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was born July 23, 1948, in Starkville, to Mary Z. Petty Walker and the late Burney James Walker. He worked at The Central Mississippi Correctional Facility-Rankin County. He was of Baptist faith. He married Donna P. Coleman Walker on July 31, 1970, in West Point.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery West Point.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Coleman Walker of Pearl; one daughter, Misty Walker McAlpin (Chad) of Mize; two sons, Larry Gene Walker Jr. (Becky) of Harrisville and Brad Walker (Monica) of Mendenhall; eight grandchildren, Juli McCurdy, Lacey Dempsey, Zachary Lee, Cole Waker, Alyssa Walker, Ayden Busby, Lexi Grantham and Reilly McAlpin; one great-grandson, Jayson Scott Dempsey; his mother, Mary Z. Walker of Starkville; and his aunt and uncle, Liz and Richard Palmer of El Paso, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Johnston, Rick Sharp, Earl Clardy, Austin Clardy, Chris Spencer and I.C. Kincade. Honorary pallbearers will be Cletus Alford, Mike Parker, John Miller, Nicky Spencer and his coworkers at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Nancy Watts
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Nana Lee “Nancy” Frost Watts died Friday, June 1, 2012. She was an educator, a raconteur, and servant of Christ. She was born April 25, 1916, in Baldwyn, to William Frost and Lula Parton Frost. She received her education from Grenada College and Mississippi Southern University. After graduation, she taught elementary school in Baldwyn and Tupelo before becoming a reading consultant for Scott Foresman Publishing Company, which allowed her to travel throughout the South.She married Chaplain John Espy Watts Jr. in 1952 and supported his service to the Navy, its sailors and families through his retirement and until his death in 2002. She was an active member of Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston, serving as deacon, circle leader, moderator of the Women of the Church and president of the Women of the Church of Charleston Atlantic Presbytery.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Second Presbyterian with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her nieces, Carolyn Moore of Tupelo, Betty Gayle Hailey of Meridian and Martha Sullivan of Nacogdoches, Texas; nephews, William Frost of Baldwyn, William Frost Roberts of St. Augustine, Fla., and Fred Sullivan of Woodville, Texas; several great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in her memory to Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403 or the Employee Appreciation Fund of the Village at Summerville, 201 W. 9th North St., Summerville, SC 29483.
A memorial message may be written at www.jhenrystuhr.com.
Sylvia Plunk
OXFORD – Sylvia Lanan Tutor Plunk, 51, died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at her home in Oxford. She was born in Pontotoc and was a 1978 graduate of Pontotoc High School. She was a nurse anesthetist at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Honorary Nurse Society, Mississippi Anesthetists Nursing Association and the American Anesthetists Nursing Association. She was dedicated to her career but spending time with her family took precedence and she had a special love for her family and her beloved dog. She loved spending time outdoors and enjoyed boating and traveling.
Service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Brodie Foster officiating.
Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Jay Plunk of Oxford; her mother, Edith O.U. Tutor of Brookhaven; two sisters, Peggy Joan White (Tim) of Brookhaven and Barbara Ann Foster (John) of Summerville; one brother, Gerald Keith Tutor (Brenda) of Fulton; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 4:30 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit our website www.wallerfuneralhome.com or call 662-234-7971.
Rick Wells
ETTA – Richard “Rick” Anthony Wells, 55, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born June 4, 1956, in New Albany, to Gene Edward Wells and Bobbye Reaves Wells. He served his county as a member of the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Bossier City Baptist Temple in Bossier City, La., where he served as a member of the church choir and drove a church bus.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Daryl Weathers officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn “Katie” Wells of Brooksville, Fla.; three sons, Darren Phillip Wells of Knoxville, Tenn., Lee Edward Wells of Brooksville, Fla., and Joseph William Wells of Greenville, S.C.; three sisters, Dianne Porter of Etta, Denise Gossett of Iowa and Marcia Busby of Macedonia; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The American Legion Post 72 in New Albany will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3840 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209.
In honor of his service, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the U.S. Air Force at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Jerry Sartin
PONTOTOC – Jerry Wayne Sartin, 66, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at his residence in the Beckham community. He was born May 10, 1946, to Bill and Lynette Sartin in Calhoun County. He married Sandra Lucius on April 3, 1976. He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. He retired from Lane Furniture and grounds maintenance at North Pontotoc Attendance Center. He was founding board member of Toxish Hunting Club and charter member of Beckham Fire Department. He was a wonderful husband, father, granddaddy and friend, and he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel of Pontotoc with Bro. Tommy Tackett officiating. Burial will be at Williams Cemetery in Pontotoc.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lucius Sartin; one daughter, Pamela Hamilton (Mickey); two sons, Chad Sartin (Janet) and Thad Sartin; three granddaughters, Cedra Sartin, Charlee Sartin and Makenzie Hamilton; one grandson, Collin Sartin; one brother, Kenneth Sartin; and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Bradley Wayne Sartin; one sister, Martha McCreight; one brother, Harold Sartin; and one nephew, Melvin Sartin.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Walls, Ricky Collums, Luke Collums, Will Jaggers, Mitchell Pickering and Mark Mayo. Honorary pallbearers will be Beckham Fire Department, Dusty Ward, Scott Austin, Collin Sartin, and nephews, Lynn Sartin, Joey Sartin, Chris Sartin and Tim Sartin.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday.
Eugene Hitt
MYRTLE – Eugene Hitt, 90, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
Annie Conley
VERONA – Annie Conley died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Directors.
Annie Rose House
OXFORD – Annie Rose White House, 74, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at her residence. She was born and raised in Oxford. She worked at Emerson Electric, cleaned houses and sat with elderly.
Service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Ponototoc with Bro. David Westmoreland officiating. Internment is at Warren Cemetery.
She is survived by daughter, Jamie Brown (Bobby); sons, Steve House of Ecru and Lee House (Sonya) of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Sarah Hollaway, Dora Williams and Lillie House; and brother, Max White.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. House; mother, Lena White; father, Leroy White; brothers, Marion White and Halk White; son, Thomas Wayne House; grandson, Ethan Ray House; and sisters, Ginger Morris and Shirley Pierce.
Pallbearers are Phillip Anderson, Keith House, Hunter Housem Paul Housem Joshua Edwards, Chris Edwards, Dusty Watts and Terry White.
Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today and noon until service time Tuesday.
Jimmie Wright
NETTLETON – Jimmie Dale Wright, 57, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at his residence. He was born April 18, 1955, in Itawamba County, to Mitchell and Annie Lee Gray Wright. He was a native of Clarksdale, but resided in Nettleton for the past 34 years. He was an employee of the former Sisk’s Farm Supply in Okolona and the City of Nettleton. He was Baptist, and enjoyed fishing and playing guitars.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today at Jones Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton are in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Roberts Wright of Nettleton; sons, Eric (Amanda) of Ripley, Marty Parker (Chrystal) of Amory and Shane Parker (fiancee, Melissa Hamlett) of Nettleton; sisters, JoAnn Brown and Linda Gray (Junior), both of Nettleton; brother, Homer Wright of Nettleton; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Michelle Gray; son, Patrick Parker; and granddaughter, Madison Hope Wright.
Pallbearers will be Clay Inmon, Dustin Parker, Dylan Parker, Evan Parker, Tyler Gray, Tyler Parker and Cody Armstrong. Honorary pallbearer will be Donald King.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Woodrow Cooksey
EUPORA – Woodrow Cooksey, 60, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in the Embry Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Andrea Beene
BOONEVILLE – Andrea Beene, 51, died Saturday, June 6, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
Bobby Vanderford
CORINTH – Bobby Neal Vanderford, 75, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Magnolia Regional.
Service are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corinthian Funeral Chapel. Internment is at Valley of the Dogwood.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Jerry Caps
AMORY – Jerry Caps, 57, died Sunday, June 3, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Connie Logan
BRUCE – Connie Miller Logan, 47, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. She was born May 28, 1965, in Bruce. She was a member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church. She was a Graduate of Bruce High School, class of 1983. She was employed by Calhoun Health Services as a LPN and was a former cosmetologist.
Service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Morris officiating and Bro. Tracy Griffin assisting. Internment is at Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Bruce.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Richard Logan; mother, Geneva Denley Coleman; stepfather, James Coleman; stepmother, Jannie Miller; stepdaughter, LaDonna Lee; son, Richie Logan, all of Bruce; sister, Tana McQuary (Kevan) of Houston; and three stepsisters, Annette Haire of Bruce, Sonia Coleman of Memphis, Tenn., and Camille Gober of Bruce; brother, Jeffery Lee Miller (Karen) of Cordova, Tenn.; two stepbrothers, Jimmy Coleman of Jacksonville, Fla., and Scotty Bumgardner of Oxford; and grandmother, Lera Miller Ward of Bruce.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Alvie “Jimmy” Miller; sister, Celia Miller; stepbrother, Billie Joe Coleman; and grandparents, Lina Cantrell, Pascal Denley and Billy Wayne Miller.
Pallbearers are Robert Earl Blount, Robert Monaghan, Joey Murphree, Mike Russell, Keith Smithson, and Sam Tutor. Honorary pallbearers are R.V. Bobo, Tony Bond, Keith Cantrell, B.J. Coleman, Mike Denley, Charlie Doolie, Terry Glaspie, Sean Gober, Rodney Gray, James Roy Haire, Lanny Harwell, Buddy James, Gary Little, Jerry Little, Joe Little, Barry Logan, Cody Logan, Eddie Logan, Dion Miller, Dale Patterson, Benny Stewart, Lynn Stewart, Jerry Taylor, Larry Taylor Jr. Turner and Lynn Turner.
Visitation is 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Calhoun Cares, P.O. Box 396, Bruce, MS 38915 or Celia Miller Scholarship Fund, C/o BancorpSouth, P.O. Box 368, Bruce, MS 38915. Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Jane Algee
HOLLY SPRINGS – Jane Elizabeth Algee, 88, died Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Services are at noon today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Internment is at Grubb Hill in Byhalia.
Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time today.