Obituaries June 7, 2009

Orilla Jumper
RIPLEY – Bazz Orilla Bullock Jumper, 87, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at the Tippah County Hospital. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Ripley and a retired nursing assistant.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Johnson and Bro. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Marie Bullock of Ripley; step-son, Holland Jumper (Jane) of Booneville; three grandchildren, Jean Gray, Terry Jumper, and Harold Wayne Jumper; 13 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmer Jumper; her parents, Lon and Omie Bullock; one stepson, Harold Jumper; two grandsons, Bobby Bullock and Dale Jumper; two sisters; and six brothers.
Visitation will be from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm on Saturday and until service time on Sunday.

Loren D. Gurley
IUKA – Loren D. Gurley, 75, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Freewill Baptist Church in Iuka. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com

Thelma Taylor
RED BAY, ALA. – Thelma Strickland Taylor, 96, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at the Red Bay Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frank Barham
WEST POINT – Henry Franklin Barham, 76, died, Friday, June 5, 2009, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. He was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Lowndes County to the late Ruby Adair Barham and Robert Doyle Barham. He was a Supervisor of Data Processing for Amback in Columbus for a number of years. He was a member of the Old Aberdeen Road Church Christ. He graduated with honors from Mississippi State University and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Craven officiating. Burial will follow in the Sailors Cemetery near Vernon, Ala. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Debra Baird (Danny) and Gail Ray (Junior), both of West Point and Nita Woodson (Stan) of Vicksburg; one son, Bruce Barham of Waco, Texas; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Craven (Chris), Erica Davidson (Marcus), Justin Baird (Bobbi Jo), Adam Baird, Miles Baird, Conner Baird, Tanner Woodson and Bowen Woodson; five great-grandchildren, Jaden Craven, Raylee Craven, John Ross Craven, Welton Davidson and Kyle Baird; one sister, Frances Taylor (Don) of Crawford; and two brothers, Eldon Barham (Mary Frances) of Caleonia and Paul Barham (Janice) of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a baby brother, Charlie Wayne Barham.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Justin Baird, Adam Baird, Miles Baird, Conner Baird, Tanner Woodson, Bowen Wooden and Marcus Davidson.
Memorials may be made to Sally Kate Winters Home for Children, P.O. Box 1233, West Point, MS 39773; or to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Robert Nix
SOUTHAVEN – Robert Wayne “Bobby” Nix, 62, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at his residence. He was born Sep. 10, 1946, in Big Creek to the late Charley Shipp Nix and Jennifer Marie Moser Nix. He was a retired Stockbroker with Merill Lynch and Furniture Sales. His hobby was playing bridge. He never married.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy McCord officiating. Burial will be in the Memory Memorial Gardens in Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Rebekah Winters of Hernando; four brothers, Mike Nix of Mt. Home, Ark., John Nix of Bruce, Mark Nix of Arkabutla and Joe Nix of Rome, Ga.
Pallbearers will be John Nix, Mark Nix, Mike Nix, Jay Pierce, Gene Winters and Pat Winters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jennifer Mobley; and two brothers, Charles and Jerry Nix.

A.J. Cutshall
FLORENCE, ALA. – A.J. Cutshall, 93, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at his residence.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com

Walter Stokely
TUPELO – Walter Tatum “Tate” Stokely, 94, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at his residence after a brief illness and a long, happy life. A Drew native, he was born April 16, 1915, to the late Isaac Ernest and Emma Belle Bibb Stokely. For 42 years he lived in Drew, before moving to Jackson, where he lived 13 years. He and his wife moved to Tupelo in 1991. He was a graduate of Sunflower Junior College in Moorhead and a retired businessman. Hunting, fishing, golf and bridge were a few of his favorite hobbies. He was a devoted family man and a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Andy Ray officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park with a private graveside service. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha Tate Dodge (Henry) of Tupelo; one son, Ernest Mitchell Stokely (Joan) of Birmingham, Ala.; four grandchildren, Mitchell Stokely (Carmen) and Jennifer Stokely Bowdler, both of Dallas, Texas, Henry Dodge III of Santa Monica, Calif., and Bess Dodge Leathers (Nat) of Tupelo; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Bess Mitchell Stokely; and one brother, E.J. Stokely.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Wesley Fellowship Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 412 W. Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

James C. Prater
CORINTH – James C. Prater died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at his residence.
Graveside services will be Monday at the Corinth National Cemetery with military honors. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Hardin County Cancer Society, c/o Robin Smith at Central Bank in Savannah, Tenn.

Dorothy West
HICKORY FLAT – Dorothy Cornell West, 70, died Thursday, June 4, 2009. She was born Feb. 1, 1939. She was a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church and a school janitor.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bluff Springs Cemetery at Ashland.
Survivors include her husband, Hugh Jack West of Hickory Flat; two daughters, Linda Gail West of Michigan and Valerie West of Hickory Flat; one brother, Billy J. Taylor of Ashland; one sister, Faye Sprayberry of Ashland; three grandchildren, Michael West, Todd Gietzen and Greg Gietzen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry J. Taylor and Mattie Rogers, and a daughter, Barbara Joyce West.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Lila Lyles
MILWAUKEE, WIS. – Lila A. Redmond Lyles, 59, formerly of Oxford, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at her residence in Milwaukee, Wis.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Peters Cemetery in Oxford. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Burns United Methodist Church in Oxford.

Gwendolyn Gill
POTTS CAMP – Gwendolyn Faye Gill, 56, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Potts Camp High School Gymnasium. Burial will be in the Reid’s Gift M.B. Church Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue from noon to 12:55 Monday at the school.

Lucile Barnes
SULLIGENT, ALA. – Lucile Young Barnes, 84, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel Parmer
TUPELO – Ethel Feltman Parmer, 90, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born April 19, 1919, in Marion County, Ala., to the late Claude Wilton and Maryann Avery Feltman. She was a charter member of Skyline Baptist Church for over 50 years. She was a faithful and loving mother. She loved gospel singing and had a beautiful alto voice. A dedicated Christian, she read her daily bible readings every day for over 50 years. She married Grady Parmer on Sep. 18, 1932, and six children came to bless this union.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Tim Tutor officiating. Burial will be in the Priceville Memorial Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Mann (Roy) of Tupelo and Imarie Hughes (Steve) of Mooreville; four sons, Grover Parmer (Doris) of Fulton, T.G. Parmer (Carolyn) and Wexford (Wanda) of Tupelo and Winford (Joan) of Selma, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three sisters, Myrtle Bishop, Ruby Wigginton and Lillie Knierim; and one brother, Claude Feltman.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Len Mann, Tim Parmer, Dennis Parmer, Delane Parmer, Jonathan Parker, Mike Parmer, Jason Farris and Jeffery Farris.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lucian Harrison
AMORY – Lucian Fay Harrison, 86, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born May 26, 1923, in Hatley to the late Metro Arthur and Beatrice Belle Parham Harrison. He married Kathryn Lucy DeSalvo in 1957; she died in 1998. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a truck driver and he worked in automobile sales. Baptized at age 14, he was one of the founding members of the Amory Church of Christ. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, reading, traveling and his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed helping others and being involved with his church family and activities.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Philip Hathcock, Arch Justice and Jimmy Vaughan officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Ronald F. Harrison of Nettleton; two daughters, Genevieve “Jenny” Stratton (Kenneth) of Columbus and Lisa Kay Harris (Spencer) of Tupelo; one brother, Donald Harrison (Marcelle) of Olive Branch; two sisters, Mary Ellen Root of Milwaukee, Wis., and Ruth Gay Torrey of Sarasota, Fla.; sister-in-law, Virginia Harrison of Hatley; four grandchildren, Jeremiah George (Audra), Oliver L. Stratton, Jonathan Evan Harris and Kaylee Marie Harris; and one great-grandchild, Caitlin George.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and five brothers and sisters, Frances Catherine Gregory Hendrix, Loy Harrison, James Harold Harrison, Clytee Harrison and Margaret Harrison.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Stratton, Spencer Harris, Roger Root, Evan Harris, Jeremiah George and Ronnie Harrison.
Honorary pallbearers will be Arch Justice, Jimmy Vaughan, Wayne Howell and Kenton Vaughn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and will continue until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Amory Church of Christ, P.O. Box 371, Amory, MS 38821.

Elsie Hallmark
BELMONT – Elsie Taylor Hallmark, 86, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. She was born in Colbert County, Ala., to the late Luther Vinson and Emma Wanner Taylor. She was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Greg Forbus officiating. Burial will be in the Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five children, Gary Hallmark (Fay) of Decatur, Ala., Mary Henley (David) of Belmont, John Hallmark (Donna) of Tupelo, Martha Ann Casmus of Belmont and Keith Hallmark (Pam) of Red Bay, Ala.; six grandchildren, Jennifer Still (Paul), Amanda Waddle (Robbie), Hannah Henley, Chris Hallmark (Lindsey), Taylor Hallmark and Keitha Hallmark; two great-grandchildren, Connor Still and William Waddle; and sisters, Evelyn Shook (Claude), Catherine Moore and Dorothy Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernell Elwood Hallmark; her parents; and her brother, Luther V. “Jack” Taylor Jr.
Pallbearers will be Chris Hallmark, Taylor Hallmark, Phillip Jackson, David Henley, Robbie Waddle and Paul Still.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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