Obituaries June 5, 2013

Shirley Guin

MANTACHIE – Shirley Trammel Guin went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2013, at her home. She was born March 1, 1936, to Sam and Annie Mae Trammel. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she kept the nursery for many years. She worked at Charm Step shoe factory until they closed and then finished her working career at Daniel Health Care in Fulton.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Rodney Lindsey and Bro. Guyton Hinds officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by two children, Jennifer Guin Sheffield (Roger) of Mantachie and Mark S. Guin of Wheaton, Ill.; one grandson, Seth Sheffield (Jacqulyn) of Fulton; four great-grandchildren, Gage, Gabby, Jasmyn and Jacob; a special friend, Diane Knight of Mantachie; several wonderful caregivers, Nancy Nichols, Diane Guin, Jacqulyn Sheffield and Hospice Advantage nurse Charlotte Yielding; many nephews and one special niece, Rickye Wallace; and a precious sister-in-law, Peggy Robinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, J.P. Guin, on Dec. 27, 2012; one granddaughter, Dana Sheffield, on April 11, 2013; her parents, Sam and Annie Mae Trammel; three brothers, Houston, Buddy and Tabb Trammel; two sisters, Trudy Nabors Blake and Anna Lane Tackett; and a special nephew, Sammy Nabors.

Pallbearers will be David Brown, Tony Thompson, Mike Lollar, “Big Slim,” D.W. Robinson and Wayne Guin.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Oak Grove Baptist Church and Dave Hartly of Indiana and Monte Lynn of Missouri.

The family requests that memorials be sent to her loving church, Oak Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 751 Oak Grove Rd., Mantachie, MS 38855, or in care of the church secretary, Mrs. Regina Dickinson, 271 Centerville Rd., Mantachie, MS 38855.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Melissa Clemmer

BIRMINGHAM RIDGE – Melissa Bucy Clemmer, 52, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born in Tupelo on Oct. 8, l961, to Charles Clifford Bucy II and Virginia Madeline Tate. She grew up here and graduated from Clear Lake High School in Houston, Texas. She continued her education by receiving her B.S. degree in business from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacodoches, Texas. Afterward she worked for the State of Texas and in the private insurance industry. She later attended the University of Houston, receiving her required coursework in elementary education and library science. After returning to Lee County in 1999, she began teaching at Verona Junior High School and, at her death, was librarian at Plantersville Elementary School. She was also night librarian at Northeast Mississippi Community College. A longtime member of Beech Springs Freewill Baptist Church, she enjoyed taking care of her twins, gardening, photography and all pictures, traveling domestically and abroad, and living life to the fullest.

A service celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Beech Spring Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Dennis Kizzire officiating. A committal service will follow immediately in the Bucy family plot at Saltillo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from noon to service time Thursday at the church.

Survivors include her husband, Cary Clemmer of Birmingham Ridge, whom she married in Harris County, Texas, on Nov. 12, 1988; her twin daughter and son, Quentin Clemmer and Peyton Clemmer of the home; her mother, Virginia “Jenny” Tate of Birmingham Ridge; two sisters, Jennifer Smith of Denver, Colo., and Elizabeth “Liz” Vance Lindsey of Houston, Texas; two nieces, Kayla Rae Lindsey and Madeline Lindsey; a nephew, Joseph Matthew Mendez; and special cousins, Anita Jo Bucy Long (Jimmy) and their families from Birmingham Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Clifford Bucy II; her brother, Clifford Charles Bucy III; and an infant sibling.

Pallbearers will be Grant Chandler, Will Morgan, Jeff McCord, Jim Long, Kris Greer and John Allen Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow teachers/school employees at Lee County Schools and the library staff at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Tupelo Chapter, P.O. Box 2647, Tupelo, MS 38803.

Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Dale Coker

SHANNON – Margaret Dale Coker, 70, died suddenly Monday, June 3, 2013, at her residence. A Shannon native, she was born July 26, 1942, to James Norman and Hattie Rodgers McMurry. She was a lifelong resident of Shannon. She enjoyed fishing, watching soap operas, going out to eat, getting her hair done and playing with her dogs and cats. She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Doty Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Terry Paul Graham officiating. Burial will be in Doty Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Melvin Coker of Shannon; two daughters, Gay Pearson (David) and Kay Presley (Gary Reed), both of Shannon; one son, Kevin Coker (Alisha) of Shannon; one stepson, James Coker of Tupelo; 12 grandchildren, Matthew, Cody, Casey, Kindal, Brittney, Whitney, Trey, Michael, Michele, Melody, Monica and Mark; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Tee McMurry and Earline Goggins, both of Shannon, and Helen Hall of Pontotoc; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one stepson, Eddie Coker (Kay); three brothers, Buck, John “Hamm” and O’Neal “Turkey” McMurry; and one sister, Christine Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Joey Elliott, Trey Dent, G.W. Dye, Richard Presley, Billy Wayne Denham and Dan Garrett. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Cody and Matthew Pearson, Trey Weaver and Michael and Mark Coker.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Doty Chapel Baptist Church, 232 Shackleford Ave., Shannon, MS 38868.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Pauline Claunch

BALDWYN – Pauline Claunch, 101, formerly of the Blair community, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She retired as a clerk at Claunch’s Store. She was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn. Bro. Felix Hutcheson Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include her son, Bobby Claunch of Puyear, Tenn.; a grandchild, Barney Claunch; and a great-grandchild, Addison Clark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Claunch; four brothers, Jet Ford, Gene Ford, Enoch Fort and Rob Ford; and four sisters, Lorene Duncan, Essie Bryson, Mable Hickey and Sally White.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday.

Doris Stanton

BALDWYN – Doris Stanton, 82, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at her home. She was a retired employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing and a member of Ingram Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today, June 5, at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn. Bro. Joe Herndon and Bro. Jerry Michael Williams will officiate. Burial will be in the Ingram Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Williams (Mark) of Baldwyn; a brother, Jamie Thornton (Jeanette) of West Point; grandchildren, Jerry Michael Williams (Jean) and Suzanne Towery (Mickey).

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Stanton; her parents, George and Callie Kennedy Thornton; and a brother, Haywood Thornton.

Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.

Rebecca Lea

BELDEN – Rebecca A. Lea, 60, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Morris Jarvis

TUPELO – Morris Harvis, 72, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harrisburg Baptist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Duncan

FALKNER – Robert Lee “Bobby” Duncan, 73, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home.

Calvin Tucker

GULFPORT – Calvin Monroe Tucker, 90, of AFRH in Gulfport, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013. He was born May 9, 1923. He was a retired chief electronics technician U.S. Navy, serving from 1942 to 1967, and a veteran of both World War II and Korea. He retired from Chrysler Corp. in Huntsville. He worked on the Saturn V program. He was an avid raiser of Beagle hounds for hunting and field trails.

Survivors include his sons, Larry Stephens Tucker (Elizabeth) of Marietta, Ga., and Robert Brooks Tucker (Judy) of Huntsville, Ala.; his daughter, Mary Jane Douglas (Butch) of Belden; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Carolyn Clifford.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Laughlin Service Funeral Home in Huntsville and from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc. A graveside service will follow at Ecru Cemetery.

Visit the funeral home online at www.laughlinservice.com.

Mae Thornton

MOOREVILLE – Mae Evelyn Clouse Thornton, 87, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at her home. She was born Jan. 18, 1926, to Jeff and Clara Cockrell Clouse. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was a member of Fawn Grove Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and working in her yard.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today, June 5, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Terry Booker officiating. Burial will be in the Stephens Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Gary Thornton (Kathy) of Benton, Ark.; two daughters, Ann Mitchell (J.B.) of Mooreville and Mitzi Reape (Donnie) of Brighton, Tenn.; two sisters, Ethel Smith of Shiloh and Estelle Keith of Mooreville; seven grandchildren, Tim Mitchell, Kristi Butler, Summer Baird, Brandon Thornton, Dana Kenyon, Taylor Reape and Trevor Reape; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 70 years, Paul Thornton, who died April 7, 2013.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Sheila Gillespie

ABERDEEN – Sheila Gillespie, 59, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Charles Harris

ABERDEEN – Charles Harris, 70, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Carolyn Montgomery

PLANTERSVILLE – Carolyn Montgomery died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Edna Mathewus

RED BAY, Ala. – Edna Mildred Mathewus, 87, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at her home.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today, June 5, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will continue today until service time at the funeral home.

Roger Thorn

BELMONT – Roger Dale Thorn died Monday, June 3, 2013, in Belmont. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.

Ella Mae Gilleylen

AMORY – Ella Mae Gilleylen, 75, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 15, 1938, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of Ezell Armstrong and Annie Mae Williams. She attended school in the Athens community. She was a member of Freewill Gospel Temple, where she served as an usher. She was employed by Amory Garment for more than 30 years until she retired. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and watching her favorite TV soap program and “Walker Texas Ranger.” She loved her family as well as her church family.

She is survived by her two children, Robert Lee (Wanda) Gilleylen and John Andrew (Charise) Gilleylen, both of Amory; one sister, Vennie Mae (James) Reeds of St. Louis, Mo.; one nephew, James (Anna) Wallace; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Gilleylen, and one brother, Lawrence Armstrong.

A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Freewill Gospel Temple with the Rev. Willis Dobbs officiating. Burial will follow in Burns Memorial Cemetery in the Athens community. Darden & Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose for an hour prior to services on Thursday.

James Brownlee

DRESDEN, Tenn. – James Allen Brownlee, 52, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at his home in Dresden, Tenn. He was born March 25, 1961, in New Albany to Ray and Marjorie Brownlee. A 1980 graduate of Myrtle High School, he was a 1984 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Farm House Fraternity. He worked as an enviromental specialist with the Tennessee Department of Health for more than 15 years. He enjoyed his years farming with his father. An avid reader of science fiction, he loved studying space exploration and technology, movies and building models. He was a devoted father and cherished his time with his children.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Bro. Tommy Peters officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two children, Danielle Caitlyn Brownlee and Martin Chase Brownlee, both of McKenzie, Tenn.; and three siblings: David Brownlee of Memphis, Anne (Dave) Gullick of Collierville, Tenn., and Janice Brownlee Waller of Pontotoc.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William “Bill” Brownlee.

Memorials may be made to Old Oak Grove Baptist Church in memory of his parents or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Brenda Thrash

WEST POINT – Brenda Andrews Thrash, 50, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born Feb. 2, 1963, in West Point to Melba Nell Wilson Andrews and Melvin Andrews. She was a cafeteria worker in the public school system for 12 years. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Bro. John Sevier officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Amanda M. Thrash of West Point; two brothers, Kenneth Andrews (Kay) and Melvin Dean Andrews, both of West Point; an uncle, Donnie Wilson (Janice) of West Point; and aunts, Jackie Wilson and Linda Wilson, both of West Point, and Carolyn Dewberry of Maben.

Pallbearers will be Justin Mooreman, Kenya Duckworth, Michael Dalton Dewberry, Eddie Dewberry, Trey Allen, and Chris Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Craig Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Holcombe, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Schaffer, and all of her school cafeteria co-workers.

Memorials may be made to West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter, 1212 Old Tibbee Road, West Point, MS 39773.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.

Friends may leave online condolences at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Shamburger

BOONEVILLE – Viller Ruth Shamburger, 85, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. She was born April 4, 1928, in Prentiss County to William Joseph Penny and Georgia Bell Sartin Penny. She was a Pentecostal and a Licensed Practical Nurse. She enjoyed memorizing and quoting scripture, singing and crocheting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today, June 5, at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Melvin Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Cain’s Chapel Cemetery.

She is survived by a son, Joseph Shamburger (Wanda) of Booneville; a daughter, Sharon Pate (John) of Lafayette, La.; a sister, Opal Reece (Thomas) of Booneville; nine grandchildren, Paul Joseph Shamburger of El Paso, Texas, Mark Shamburger of Hattiesburg, Michael Shamburger of San Francisco, Calif., Stephen Gibson and Michelle Jones, both of Booneville, Sarah Scott of Starkville, Benjamin Shamburger of Booneville, Stephen Pate of Middletown, Ohio, and Angela Combs of Hamilton, Ohio; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas B. Shamburger, on April 9, 2006; her parents; a sister, Penny Nichols; and a brother, Dillard Penny.