Obituaries June 7, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Edna Snyder
NEW ALBANY – Edna Sloan Snyder, 90, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Union County to the late John Thomas Sloan and Hattie T. Chandler Sloan. She was retired after 25 years of service as a dorm proctor at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville and cafeteria manager of the New Albany City Schools. She loved her family, and enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading and traveling. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Albany and the Glory Sunshine Sunday School Class.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Whit Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Lynn Snyder Peterson, Martha Gwyn (Jerry) and Margaret Snyder; two sons, Jimmy Snyder (Betty) and David Snyder (Ann); six grandchildren, Jeff Snyder (Tina), Jason Snyder (Amy), Ashleigh Peterson, Meaghan Peterson Edwards (Matthew), Allison Parsons (Blake) and McKenzie Masters; five great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Deborah Basinger (Van) and Lisbeth Spillers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Goodman Snyder; an infant son; a sister, Shirley Sloan Swords; and two nephews John Gaston Swords and Robert Lewis Swords.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Snyder, Jeff Snyder, Jason Snyder, David Snyder, Dalton Snyder, Payton Snyder and Jadon Snyder.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church’s Building Fund, New Albany, MS.
Her family wishes to express their thanks to Magnolia Place for the loving care and support of their staff, and a special “thank you” to Juanite McDonald and her dear friend, Holland McKinnon.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Estelle Brownlee
HOUSTON – Estelle Pulliam Brownlee, 90, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Center Hill M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will be in Gibbs Cemetery in Houston. Montgomery Mortuary of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Levera Ingram
AMORY – Levera “Aunt-B” Ingram, 98, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at her home. Born June 25, 1914, in Smithville, she was a daughter of the late George and Missie L. Poole. She confessed Christ at an early age and united with Poole’s Chapel C.M.E. Church. She married Horace Ingram on May 1, 1937. She joined St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, including secretary, teacher and musician for the Sunday school, assistant musician of the church, teller of the church, secretary to the pastor, member of the Deaconess Auxiliary, member and treasurer of the Senior Choir, director of Baptist Training Union, director of the Youth Choir, secretary of Bible study and president of the Willing Workers Club. She finished high school at the Monroe County Training School in Amory. She attended Fisk University, received the B.S. degree from Rust College and did further study at Tuskegee University. She was a teacher at the Sims High School in Nettleton, West Amory High School and Amory Middle School, where she retired. She held various offices in community organization, such as a member and secretary of the Heroines of Jericho, Mother Mary of the Palace of Children, Morning Star 29, coordinator of Meals on Wheels for West Amory. She was president of Christine Pope Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, district president of Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs and vice president of the Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by her husband, Horace Ingram; a special great-niece, Jennifer Meaders; a great-great-niece, Layken Gunn; and her caregiver, Linda Standifer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and five sisters.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. Paul M.B. Church in Amory. Bishop Marquette Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery. 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 one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Lee Jones
MEMPHIS – Lee Russell Jones, 75, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Signature Health Care at St. Francis in Memphis. A native of Lafayette County, he was the son of Curtis “Bilbo” Jones and Edna Mathis Jones. He was a member of Clear Creek M.B. Church. He loved people and liked to be happy all the time.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Clear Creek M.B. Church. The Rev. Eddie D. Goliday Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Tameka Jones of Memphis; one son, Demarcus Jones of Memphis; three sisters, Mattie Burton of Norfolk, Va., Helen Pettis and Bernice Pettis, both of Oxford; five brothers, Alonzo Jones and Freddie Jones, both of Gary, Ind., Curtis Jones of Chicago, Jesse Jones and Pernell Jones, both of Oxford; and four grandchildren.

J.R. Long
IUKA – Julian Reece “J.R.” Long, 89, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial with full military honors will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Reba White
GOLDEN – Reba M. White, 83, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Red Bay Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Maude Cemetery in Cherokee, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday until service time at the funeral home.
Carolyn Weathington
TUPELO – Carolyn Sue Montgomery Weathington, 57, passed on Monday, June 3, 2013, at her home. She was born May 29, 1956, to Madella and Birley Montgomery in Guntown.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Temple of Compassion and Deliverance. The Rev. Michael Williams will officiate. Burial will be at Camp Creek Cemetery in Guntown. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Willie D. Weathington; two daughters, Angela Montgomery and Shadarianna Weathington; two sons, Rickey B. (Anjonette) Montgomery and Terry P. (Ashley) Montgomery of Tupelo; a goddaughter, Sha’Riya Shaw; a godson, Patrick Shaw of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Arnez, Ternerious, Kristen, Cameron, Skylar and Ashton Montgomery; one great-grandson, Triston Williams; seven sisters, Rosie Mae Richardson, Shirley Jean Miller, Shanty Montgomery, all of Tupelo, Annie Montgomery of Chicago, Diane Walker of Detroit, Mich., Drbra Williams of Starkville, Cassandra (Tommy) Simpson of Atlanta, Ga.; seven brothers, Charles (Johnnie) Agnew of Saltillo, James (Lucille) Garner of Tupelo, Jerry (Catherine) Montgomery of Lawton, Okla., James Montgomery of Plantersville, Eddie Montgomery of Tupelo, Stacy Montgomery of Indianapolis, Ind., and Lawrence Montgomery of Chicago; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Bobby Duncan
FALKNER – Robert Lee “Bobby” Duncan, 73, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1940, to Mitchell and Ailene Butler Duncan. He was born and raised in Falkner.
He graduated from Falkner High School and then went on to Northeast Mississippi Jr. College on a basketball Scholarship. He was a member of Falkner Baptist Church. He drove a truck for Yellow Freight out of Memphis. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In the later years of his life his greatest passion was his mules and he was known as “Mule Skinner” during his years at Yellow Freight. He was a member of the North Mississippi Mule Pulling Association and won first place two consecutive years in a row at the Mississippi State Fair Deep South Mule Pull in 2009 and 2010. He also won first place three consecutive years in Vancleave along with numerous other titles at various competitions throughout the South. He was extremely proud of his mules and was always happiest when he was with them, even if that meant just sitting in the barn with them, which he liked to do as much as possible. An excellent husband, father and grandfather, he had the ability to make people laugh in any situation and will always be remembered for his humor.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today, June 7, at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Wilbanks and Bro. Kenneth Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Falkner Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Key Duncan of Falkner; one daughter, Robyne Reynolds (Derek) of McCrory, Ark.; five sons, Chuck Duncan (Sandy) of Del Rio, Texas, Barry Duncan (Dana) of McCrory, Ark., Pete Duncan (Ashley) of Wynne, Ark., Joe Tatum of Falkner and Bill Tatum of Tiplersville; two sisters, Nell Bingham (Jimmy) of Ripley and Janice Braddock (Mack) of Walnut; 15 grandchildren, Marty Duncan Calderon (Michael) of Fort Worth, Texas, Shelby Duncan of Del Rio, Texas, Peyton Duncan and Grant Duncan (April and daughter, Allie) of McCrory, Ark., Luke Chapman, Rylee Duncan and Parker Duncan, all of Wynne, Ark., Chandler Reynolds, Lofton Reynolds and Seth Reynolds, all of McCrory Ark., Darrell Tatum (Brittney), Joanna Tatum, Kassi Tatum and Anna Chapman Tatum, all of Ripley, and Cede Tatum of Falkner; three great-grandchildren, Madison Studer and Sophie Calderon, both of Fort Worth, Texas, and Brooks Terry of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Harold Duncan.
Pallbearers will be Robert Balof, Clarence Balof, Todd Braddock, Shannon Braddock, Ryan Braddock, Joe Mitch Balof, Jonathan Weatherly and Bryan Dickerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Carroll, Readus “Bubba” Hudson, Bill Waldon, Jimmy Mercer, Junior Mullins, North Mississippi Mule Pulling Association members, the Little brothers, Dale Roberson, Gary Wayne Rolison and D.C. Heavener.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Martha Buchanan
FULTON – Martha Louise Strange Buchanan, 64, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at The Cedars in Tupelo. She was born March 13, 1949, to Noonan Carlile and Elizabeth Ida Lesley Strange in Mantachie. She was a member of Patterson Chapel Church of God. She enjoyed gospel singing, spending time with her family, and loved being involved with church functions.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, June 7, at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton. Bro. Roger Center and Bro. Walter Sparks will officiate. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Carol (Bill) Warren of Blue Springs; two sons, Jimmy “Buck” (Christie) Buchanan of Fulton and Bradley Buchanan of Fulton; granddaughters, Samantha Warren, Connie Warren and Bethany Self; grandsons, Thomas Warren, Blake Buchanan and Josh Self; brother, Troy (Nell) Strange of Mantachie; sister, Joyce Brumley of Booneville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmy Buchanan; sister, Ann Wouldridge; three brothers, Roy Strange, William Strange and C.J. Strange; granddaughter, Nicole Buchanan.
Pallbearers will be Noel Wouldridge, Blake Buchanan, James West, Johnny West, Greg Byer and Al Turner.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Ruth Goforth
OXFORD – Ruth Karr Goforth, 83, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Born in Lafayette County, she grew up in the Orwood community and retired from The University of Mississippi Library where she worked as a binding coordinator in the periodical department. She was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church, where she taught the senior women’s Sunday school class. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, gardening and listening to the Gaither Vocal Band.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include two daughters, Tina Goforth Ross of Oxford and Anne Goforth Hernandez (Nelson) of Marietta, Ga.; two sons, Max Goforth and Patrick Kittredge, both of Memphis; and two grandchildren, MacKenzie Ross of Oxford and Nelson Hernandez Jr. (Lisa) of Marietta, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Maxel Goforth.
Memorials may be made to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, c/o Le Bonheur Foundation, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Katie Lou Box
FULTON – Katie Lou Moore Box, 75, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born April 30, 1938, to James Luther Moore and Jessie Mae Roberts Moore Donald. She was a member of Hardin’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, arts and crafts, being active in her church, and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Bro. Darrell Sanderson and Bro. Danny Wilburn will officiate. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, James “Red” Box of Fulton; two daughters, Gloria Ann Patterson of Fulton and Cynthia Leigh (Alan) Green of Phil Campbell, Ala.; brother, Jerry L. (Amanda) Moore of Winfield, Ala.; sister, Ann Colburn of Fulton; stepmother, Nancy Moore of Winfield, Ala.; granddaughters, Jessica Blue Dillard of Fulton, Leigh-Ann Nix of Fulton, Angela Atkinson of Tremont and Jemma (Brandon) Kay of Fulton; grandsons, Josh (Teri) Rhudy of Mantachie, David Box of Pontocola and Corey (Martina) Green of Golden; 11 great-grandchildren; her best friend, Lou Ann Gordon of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Box; her father, James Luther Moore; her mother, Jessie Mae Moore Donald; a son, Billy Ray Box; her stepfather, Troy Donald; two sisters; one brother,; and a son-in-law, Ellis Sharp.
Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Rhudy, David Box, Corey Green, Brandon Kay, John Pitts, James Atkinson and Liam Tidwell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Beatrice Nelson
ABERDEEN – Alma Beatrice Smitherman Nelson, 75, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 18, 1937, to Prentis Grady Smitherman and Birtie Mae Barnes Smitherman in Monroe County. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County where she was a member of Grady Chapel Methodist Church. She was a self-employed caregiver.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Janet Lee Howell of Morgan Hill, Calif., Diana Lynne Houk of Gilroy, Calif., and Tonya Downey (Daniel) of Wren; one sister, Mary Smith of Una; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie Houk Silsby, Michell Howell, Alexis Kennedy, Toni Houk Thompson, Joshua Kennedy, Layla Verrell, Caleb Strawbridge, Zack Stacy, Raeann Stacy and Cade Downey; six great-grandchildren, Patrick Houk, Lainey Silsby, Julian Thompson, Malachi Kennedy, Derek Thompson and Christian Silsby.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Tammy Holloway Pannell; and seven brothers and six sisters.
Pallbearers will be family members.
Visitation will be from 3 until 6 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Sign the register and leave condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Jeanette Smith
BOONEVILLE – Jeanette E. Smith, 73, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at North Missississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born May 1, 1940, in Aiken, S.C., to Luther and Beatrice Key. She was a machine operator in the clothing manufacturing industry and she was a Baptist. She enjoyed mowing her lawn, taking care of her four dogs, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, June 7, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Marlene Smith and Annette Strange (special friend, Angie), all of Jumpertown; two brothers, Albert Key and Leroy Key (Ann), all of South Carolina; three sisters, Nellie Blankenship of Kentucky, Eunice Key of Georgia and Linda Wingard (Henry) of South Carolina; two grandchildren, Kimberly Strange of Jumpertown and Shane Strange (Tessa) of Booneville; three great-grandchildren, Sophie Strange, and twins Spencer and Skyler Strange; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Taylor; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Smith, on Oct. 24, 2007; a brother, Rafard Key; and a sister, Judy Key.
Pallbearers are Billy Taylor, Bobby Taylor, Rita Plaxico, Brenda Davis, Henry Wingard and Leroy Key. Honorary pallbearer is Shane Strange.
Marty Thomas
TUPELO – Martin “Marty” Lynn Thomas, 41, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 1, 1972, in Union County to Rickey Joe Thomas and Wanda Kay Hamblin Rollins. He was a 1990 graduate of East Union High School and continued to further his education at Northeast Community College and Itawamba Community College. He lived the past 15 years in Tupelo, working for United Wholesale Florist and Barclay Furniture, and the past 10 years as a server at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant. He enjoyed his quiet time, had a great sense of humor, and had a legendary sweet smile. He was a supportive volunteer of the Downtown Tupelo Association and was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church-Invitation Service. He was passionate about the Helping Hands ministry and worked as a volunteer.
A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, June 10, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Curtis, the Rev. Lynn Mote and the Rev. Reagan Miskelly officiating. Entombment will follow in the Church Columbarium. A time of reflection and fellowship will follow in the Gathering Room. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his mom and dad, Ron and Kay Hamblin Rollins of Saltillo; his father, Rickey Joe Thomas (Mary) of Keownville community; his companion, Craig Helmuth of Tupelo; one sister, Christy Morgan (Grant) of Guntown and one brother, Michael Taylor (Debbie) of Guntown; grandmother, Lorene Rollins of Aberdeen; special aunts, Hattie Pearl Pettigrew of Plantersville and Yvonne Tuck of Southaven; special cousins, David, Angela and Brittany Parks of Blue Springs.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John Grant Thomas; grandparents, Francis and Evelyn Hamblin, Corbert and Dessie Thomas, and Grady Rollins; and an aunt, Linda Hamblin.
Honorary pallbearers will be fellow associates at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant and the Tupelo Downtown Association staff and volunteers.
Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, Helping Hands, P.O. Box 432, Tupelo, MS 38802 or the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Rebecca Lea
BELDEN – Rebecca Angieline Lea, 60, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at her home. She was born April 21, 1953, to Eugene Lea Sr. and Anzie Bobo in Baldwyn. She was a former resident of Eugene, Ore. She was an employee of Office Max.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Chesterville Baptist Church in Tupelo. Bro. Sammy Coker will officiate. Serenity Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two children, Betty Steele and Connie Rayl; three brothers, Rocky Lea, Donald Lea and Eugene Lea Jr.; two sisters, Mary Farley and Teresa Copeland; three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Lea Sr.; a brother, Tommy Fields; and a sister, Sandra Ennis.

Billy Cook
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Billy Wayne Cook, 58, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Bidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C. He was formerly of Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Wanda Beane
TUPELO – Wanda Kathryn Beane, 90, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Cedars Health Center. She was born in Stigler, Okla., on Feb. 4, 1923. She graduated from North Eastern State College and received her teaching degree. She married Lt. Wiley Gus Beane of Verona on April 24, 1943, in Stigler, Okla. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and the Belle Bennett Sunday School class. She was a past president of Tupelo Women’s Club. She was an avid needle pointer. She loved spending time with her late husband on the Tennessee River and enjoyed traveling and boating with family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Randy Beane (Pat), Kay Guyton (Michael), Beth Kennard (Thomas), Jim Beane (Barbara), all of Tupelo; her grandchildren, Jacob Beane of Tupelo, Josh Beane of Los Angeles, Calif., Jennifer Parsons of Montgomery, Ala., Amanda Childs of Tupelo, Mary Kathryn Durr of Knoxville, Tenn., Adam Kennard of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jim Beane II of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Jordan Beane of Guntown and Betsy Beane of Tupelo; and 11 great-grandchildren; special cousins, Eugene and Bobby Duke of California, Louise Mann and Cary Beane of Germantown, Tenn.; godchild, Tarra Veazey; and special friends, Dale and Thomas Bonds and Betty Carter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Reba Bell, and husband, W. Gus Beane.
A celebration of life service will be at 9 a.m. today, June 7, with private family entombment following in the Chapel of Faith Mausoleum at Lee Memorial Park today. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; or LeBonheur Foundation, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Alvin Snow
OKOLONA – Alvin Snow died Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Cedar Grove M.B. Church. Burial will be in Snow Cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.

Beulah Pannell
BOONEVILLE – Beulah Pannell, 70, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Booneville.

Robert Rupert
TUPELO – Robert Lee Rupert, 74, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at North Green Street Church of Christ in Tupelo.
Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Park. Carter’s Mortuary Services in West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Willie Edwards
TUPELO – Willie Lee Edwards, 73, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the Ashland Nursing and Rehab Facility in Ashland.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Palmetto CME Church. Burial will be in the Palmetto Cemetery.
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Helen Wells
PRAIRIE – Helen Ruth Wells, 47, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lake Grove M.B. Church at Prairie. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Montgomery
Mortuary of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body
will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Vera Walker
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Vera Mae “Mickey” Dowdy Walker, 63, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at noon Saturday, June 8, at New Sherron M.B.
Church in Cayce. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum
and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon today at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home and from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Jett Funeral Home in
Collierville. The body will lie in repose at the New Sherron M.B. Church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

Roy M. Nails
TUPELO – Roy M. Nails died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson Porter’s Mortuary in Tupelo.

Mary Jernigan
HAMILTON, Ala. – Mary Frances Streetman Jernigan, 67, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Hamilton, Ala.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Burnsville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Elnor Choate
CORINTH – Elnor Choate died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Country Cottage.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel in Corinth.
McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Theo Lantrip
MEMPHIS – Theo Lantrip, 91, died Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Bradley Nance
TUPELO – Bradley Wayne Nance, 41, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Tupelo.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.