Obituaries June 6, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Debbie May
ASHLAND – Debbie Jewel May, 53, died June 4, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a very special person.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Minister Todd Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in Ashland City Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her sister, Leone Pannel (Mack) of Walnut; and three brothers, Dale May (Shirley) of Holly Springs, Lemuel May (Johnnie) of Ashland and Teddy May (Becky) of Mooreville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Edgar and Minnie Jordan May; and one brother, James May.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Fannie Cook
PONTOTOC – Fannie Lee Cook, 90, died June 4, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born Aug. 31, 1919, to Fate Parrish and Sally Raines Parrish. She was a retired factory worker from Brookwood Furniture Co. and a member of Buchanan Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Glenfield Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany with Bro. Philip Brock and Bro. Bill Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery in Pontotoc. Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Larry Parrish (Clarenda) of Hurricane; one granddaughter, Trudie Thompson (Kurk); and three great-grandchildren, Heather Blankenship (John) and Elizabeth and Emme Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; two brothers; one grandchild, Johnny D. Hall; and her husband, Manul Cook.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Annie Chance
ABERDEEN – Annie Nunn Rodgers Chance, 88, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. She was born March 25, 1922, to Dilmas G. Nunn and Suzie Tribble Nunn in Greenwood Springs. She was a member of the First Christian Church for more than 50 years. She was a member of Circle II, Order of Eastern Star, Past-Matron of OES, Twilighters Club, Garden Club, Civinettes and the American Legion Auxillary.
She was employed at the Gulf Ordinance facility during WWII and was interviewed in a documentary for MPBS on Mississippi’s contribution to the war effort. She was employed by Kroger as a cashier for 25 years. She also worked for IGA, Jitney Jungle, Big Star and Wilson’s grocery as a cashier. She was active in her church and civic activities. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing cards and bingo at Personal Place and helping others.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home with Wayne Webster officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, George Silas Chance of Amory; one daughter, Sara Crenshaw and husband, Michael of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Benjamin Elliot Rogers and wife, Becky of Amory; two stepdaughters, June Stonestreet of Caledonia and Diane Frazier of River Hood, Ore.; two stepsons, Edwin Chance and wife, Elaine of Hamilton and Darryl Chance and wife, Barbara of Caledonia; one sister, Janie Philley of Pensacola, Fla.; three grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, B. Elliot Rodgers Sr.; two stepsisters, Lilly Bell Jackson and Lucille Cates; and two stepbrothers, Billy Nunn and Buford Nunn.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to First Christian Church of Aberdeen or Community Hospice of Verona.
To sign the online register or send condolences, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Diane Jones
CORINTH – Diane Jones, 62, died June 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.

James Davis
CARADINE – James Robert Davis, 87, died June 5, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Houston Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Shirley Clements
LAKELAND, Tenn. – Shirley Sue Austin Clements, 72, resident of Lakeland, Tenn. and former resident of Pontotoc died at St. Frances Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Sommerville, Tenn.

Randy Harlow
AMORY – Randy Harlow, 51, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Tammy Kidd
BOONEVILLE – Tammy Lynn Duncan Coleman Kidd, 44, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after an extended illness. She was a member of the Wheeler Methodist Church. She had been employed by the Booneville Police Department, the Prentiss County Sheriff Department and the Booneville School District before becoming disabled.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Rickey Bishop officating. Shane Price will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Jeff Kidd of Booneville; one son, Seth Coleman and fiance, Jana of Oxford; one stepson, Tyler Kidd of Saltillo; her parents, Charles and Graple Duncan of Wheeler; one brother, Larry Duncan of Booneville; one niece, Lacy Bullock (Eric) of Falkner; one nephew, Grant Duncan of Booneville; the father of her son, Shain Coleman of Booneville; special friends, Sissy Settles, Lisa Gumm and Dee Dee Cummins; and three aunts, Geneva Bishop of Rienzi, Lynn Price (David) of Corinth and Dina Jo Spencer (Billy) of Tupelo
She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Renee Duncan.
Pallbearers will be Eric Bullock, Eric Price, Robbie Gumm, Sammy Bramlett, Tyler Kidd and Joe Brooks
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Steven Besh and friends from West Clinic Cancer Center in Corinth.

Guy Gravlee III
TUPELO – Guy Justis “Guy Bo” Gravlee III, 57, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dayton Jourdan
IUKA – Louis Dayton Jourdan, 93, of Iuka died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. He was a lifelong member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Prior to retirement, he was a supervisor in the construction industry and was involved in several large commercial construction projects. He enjoyed gardening and especially enjoyed being involved in supporting the activities of his church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Eva Pearl Foster of Memphis; two nephews, Steve Jourdan and Jerry Jourdan, both of Memphis; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Jourdan; his parents, Louis and Elizabeth Jourdan; a brother, Lyman; and a sister, Reba.
Pallbearers include Bobby Paden, N.C. South, John Kent, Bobby Wimbish, D.O. Jourdan III, R.L. Brown III, Raymond Jourdan and Gene Jourdan.
Honorary pallbearers include James Fred Nixon, Brett Malone and Ricky Long.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Carolyn Page, 21 CR 958, Tishomingo, MS 38873-8725.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
William Hale Sr.
ETTA – William Lee Hale Sr., 57, died Friday, June 4, 2010, as the result of an automobile accident in Myrtle. He was born on Feb. 14, 1953, to Joseph Lee Hale of West Union and Geneva Christine Prather Hale. He was a factory worker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Cooper and Bro. Gainey officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Blue Mountain. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Subrina Cheyene Hale of Blue Mountain; one son, William Lee Hale Jr. of Blue Mountain; one sister, Shelia McDonald of Myrtle; five brothers, Bobby Joe Hale of New Albany, Billy Ralph Hale of Myrtle, Hubert L. Hale of New Albany, Johnny Hale and Tommy Hale, both of Myrtle; his companion, Thelma Ray; and three grandchildren, Jessica Hale, Dana Bryant and Katie D. Hale.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Pallbearers will be Billy Hollands, Kenny Shelton, Lee Hale, J.J. Hale, Chris Ray and Caleb Ray.
Honorary pallbearer will be Dustin Null.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries and sign online register book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

George White
IUKA – George White, 89, died June 4, 2010, at his home.
Services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial with Masonic Rites will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
To send condolences, visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Susie Holland
BRUCE – Susie Jenese Shaw Holland, 81, died June 2, 2010, at Calhoun Health Services.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Jackson Chapel M.B. Church in Bruce. Burial will be in Clear Springs at Big Creek. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To access the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Tommy Edgeworth
FULTON – Tommy Clark Ray Edgeworth, 67, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala.
Chris Christian
MANTACHIE – Christopher James Marshall Christian, 47, died Friday, June 04, 2010, at his home after an extended illness. He was born Nov. 4, 1962, to James Christian and Gloria Gregg. He was an avid hunter and a fisherman, and he loved music.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Friendship Methodist Church in Peppertown with Bro. Mark Tutor officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Methodist Church Cemetery at a later date. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his sisters, Theresa (Mickey) Sheffield of Mantachie and Cindy (Terry) Kelly of Saltillo; two brothers Matthew (Lindsey) Christian and Noah (Christina) Christian of Jackson; his stepmother, Marilyn Christian of Jackson; his nephews, Michael Kelly, Preston (Jody) Sheffield, Mark-Alan Sheffield, Marshall Christian, Allen Sheffield and Tripp Christian; his nieces, Morgan Kelly and Marley Christian; his aunt, Selma Beane; numerous cousins; and his lifelong friend and hunting buddy, Kirk Boyd of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by parents; and his grandparents, Clyde and Willie Mae Christian and Homer and Grace Batey.

Ottis Berry
PONTOTOC – Ottis Wayne Berry, 52, died June 4, 2010, at Oxford-Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was a woodworker and did road construction.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Pete Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Guinn Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his children, Donovan, Nathaniel and Sarah Berry; his brothers, Eugene, David, Kenneth, Rickey and George Berry; his sisters, Carol Aaron, Faye Blockard, Barbara Fitts and Tammie Berry; his mother, Annie Pearl Berry; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Ardis Berry; and his grandparents.
Pallbearers will be Henry Welch, Josh Berry, Steve Lee, Issac Berry, Chris Berry and Dempsey Fitts.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Harrison Damons
CORINTH – Harrison Damons, 93, died June 5, 2010, at Mississippi Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Harold L. Maxcy
KENOSHA, Wis. – Harold L. Maxcy, age 79, of Kenosha, Wis. passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at St. Luke’s Medical Center – Milwaukee, Wis. Born in Fulton, Miss. on August 16, 1930, he was the son of the late Henry Porter and Elsie (Riggs) Maxcy. From November 1952 until November 1954, he honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On April 13, 1952, in Fulton, he was married to Sula Wilson. They were blessed with 58 years of marriage and five children.
Harold worked at Nash Motors for a couple years and then became a bricklayer where he labored for 20 years. He then became a waste collector for the city of Kenosha serving the city for 21 years. He enjoyed building birdhouses and woodworking. Country music was enjoyed by Harold while working on his projects or at anytime.
Harold is survived by his wife, Sula; four children, Michael Maxcy of Kenosha; Debra (Charles) Vite of Kenosha, Charles Maxcy of Kenosha and Paul (Dawn) Maxcy of Gresham, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Michael Maxcy of Salem, Brian (Melissa) Maxcy of Kenosha, Michelle Maxcy of Iowa, BJ Maxcy of Kenosha, Ariel Maxcy of Kenosha, Sadie Maxcy of Appleton, Wis. and Paige Maxcy of Gresham, Wis.; three great-grand children, Alyssa, Zenon and Joshua Maxcy, all of Kenosha; his sister, Jean Gregory of Fulton; and his beloved dog, Liza.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven; a brother, Olen Maxcy; and a sister Doris Maxcy.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 12:00 noon at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home in Kenosha, Wis. Entombment at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park will follow. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial remembrances directed to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD, 20852-9813, would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences can be made at www.piasecki-althaus.com.