ACKERMAN – Harold Stephenson, 78, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Choctaw County to W.W. and Mable Wells Stephenson. He married JoAnne Black from French Camp on Feb. 22, 1953. He retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of senior master sergeant in 1972 after 22 years of service. His career in the military allowed him and his wife to live in England for three years and in numerous places in the United States. Upon retirement from the military, he settled in Choctaw County to raise his children. He worked in various areas of construction. Ultimately he started and operated S&S Construction until his retirement. He was a Shriner and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of Ackerman Baptist Church. He was a wonderful husband and a devoted, loving dad until his death. He will be sadly missed by his family.
Services were Thursday, June 4, at Ackerman Baptist Church. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery near Weir. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, JoAnne Black Stephenson; his son, Joey (Lisa) Stephenson of Ackerman; his daughter, Angel (Terry) Harbin of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Sid and Peyton Harbin of Tupelo, Christin Peterson of Starkville and Taylor Stephenson of Ackerman; one brother, Byron Stephenson of McComb; several nieces and nephews; and his special caregivers, Pearl and Bell Carter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Sidney Wells Stephenson; and a brother, Jerry Stephenson.
BRUCE – Armorette Bryant Box, 85, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. She was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Pittsboro. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bruce First Baptist Church. She enjoyed showing horses, gardening and outside work.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. Daniel Hathorne and Bro. Steve Murphree officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty McKibben (Larry) of Nesbit and Paulette Stark (David) of Houston, Ala.; one son, Scotty Box (Brenda) of Petersburg, Tenn.; two sisters, Myra King and Ruth Greene of Bruce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Box; her parents, Clyde Bryant and and Pauline Wagner Bryant; a sister, Lola Chrestman; and two brothers, Thomas Bryant and Donald Bryant.
Pallbearers will be Marshall Box, Caleb Stark, Steve Bryant, Richard Bryant, Leslie Clyde Bryant, Benny Bryant, Jimmy Chrestman and Terry Paul Greene.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Billy C. Garrison
NEW ALBANY – Billy Coleman Garrison, 67, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
BALDWYN – Delbert Hicks, 66, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He retired from SDI after 17 years of tow motor service. He enjoyed gospel singings.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Bernice Estes of Ozark community and Faye Beck (Clyde) of Mantachie; two brothers, Robert L. Hicks of Savannah, Tenn., and Milburn Hicks (Ophelia) of Thaxton; sister-in-law, Fran Hicks; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Peggy Hicks; an infant daughter; his parents, Robert and Ada Lee Shockley Hicks; brothers, Ruble Hicks and James Hicks; and sisters, Janet, Emma Jean and Mildred.
His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
WREN – George Pate, 75, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church on Metts Road in Nettleton.
MANTACHIE – Gladys Geneva Dickerson Davis, 84, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Itawamba County to George Preston and Lula Dozier Moore. A lifelong resident of Lee County, she was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking for her family and church gatherings. She also enjoyed traveling with her friends from Eggville Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a member, tending to her garden and living life to the fullest. She was retired from Arvin Industries. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Gerald Gann and the Rev. Ronnie Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Shelby Jean Ricker (Guy) of Oxford, Arlene Cates (Archie) of Mantachie and Vickie Whitt (Mike) of Memphis; three sons, Tony Dickerson (Debbie) of Mooreville, Tommy Dickerson (Sherry) of Bryan, Texas, and Jimmy Dickerson (Sheri) of Ripley; her stepdaughter, Sue Stokes of Tupelo; two stepsons, Marty Davis (Carolyn) of Pontotoc and Gayle Davis (Kathy) of Tupelo; one sister, Mattie Jean Hendrick (Bobby Joe) of Mantachie; 31 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and father of her children, Vernon Dickerson; her second husband, Rubal Davis; twin brother, G.W. “Bud” Moore; and two brothers, John and Charles Moore.
Pallbearers will be Perry Stanley, Alan Cates, Scotty Martin, Greg Stanley, Terry Dickerson, Jeff Dickerson, Shane Dickerson, Justin Dickerson, Chance Dickerson, Brad Martin, Jamison Dickerson and Zac Brady.
Memorials may be made to Eggville Free Will Baptist Church or The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
NEW SITE – Edna Ree Moreland Stockton, 85, went home to be with the Lord on June 7, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She resided in New Site her entire life. She was a faithful member of Little Brown Creek Freewill Baptist Church for 63 years, where she sang in the choir for many years. She worked for over 20 years at Baptist Memorial Hospital as a nursing assistant and respiratory therapist. She also sat with the sick and elderly until she was 80 years old.
She loved to travel out West, collecting coffee mugs of all the places she visited. She enjoyed family reunions and gatherings, sharing her love with family and friends. She will long be remembered as the “Mother” figure for many in the community, and as “Maw” to her family. She leaves a legacy of gentle inspirational giving and acceptance. She loved her Lord, her family, her church and her community.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, June 9, 2009, at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Fields and Bro. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara June (Bill) Wilson of Fulton; two sons, Jim (Judy) Stockton of Millington, Tenn., and Bob (Barbara) Stockton of Rienzi; her sister, Ruby Lee Aldridge of Booneville; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Stockton; two sons, Terry Stockton and Jackie Stockton; and her sister, Frances.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Tolar, Bill Kimbrell, Cory Kimbrell, Bill Wilson, Odell Jourdan and Mike Stockton.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
BEECH SPRINGS – Nancy Janice Stembridge Oxner, 68, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Lee County native and lifelong resident, she was born Nov. 9, 1940, to Victor and Nina Opal Stanley Stembridge. She was a graduate of Tupelo High School. She married Sonny Oxner on April 22, 1966. Earlier in her life she worked for several doctors’ offices prior to working for Central Service for several years. She also worked a number of years for the American Family Association. However, her main priority and occupation was her family for whom she cared. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and was an avid reader. She was a member of Beech Springs Freewill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Dennis Kizzire and the Rev. Earl Langley officiating. Burial will be in Beech Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Sonny Oxner of Beech Springs; two sons, Victor Marvin “Vic” Oxner (Regina) and Jody Michael Oxner, all of Beech Springs; three grandchildren, Michael Dallas Oxner, Sarah Elizabeth Oxner and Lily Annabelle Oxner; one brother, Jimmie A. Stembridge (Jane) of New Albany; two sisters, Jean Stembridge and Martha Robbins, both of Beech Springs; her sister-in-law, Betty Yielding Stembridge of Mantachie. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jackie Stembridge.
Pallbearers will be John Robbins, Victor Allen Stembridge, Randy Huffman, Tony Richardson, Doug West and David Putt.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
RIPLEY – Lenore Floyd, 80, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at his residence in Ripley. He was born May 27, 1929, to Dink Wallace Floyd and Ethel Annie Windham Floyd. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. He was a retired factory worker.
Services will be at at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Ray Vuncannon and Bro. Titus Tyre officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Kerr, Linda Jones and Glenda Cox, (Eugene), all of Ripley; one son, David Floyd (Penny) of Ripley; one sister, Marie Thornton (Bruce) of Cotton Plant; three brothers, Paul B. Floyd (Nancy) of Ecru, Burnice Lee Floyd (Charlene) of New Albany and Wallace Floyd (Billie Margaret) of Blue Mountain; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer Smith (D.J.), Michelle Hall (Tony), Annie Greer (Matt), April Brown (Charles), Candiance Mitchell (Marvin), Shelia Sims (Mike), Betty Mercer, Kerri Hood (Brandon), David Wayne Barnes (Monica), Johnathan Floyd (Molly), Jimmy Settlemires, Greg Cox (Bri) and Cathy Walters; thirty-two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean W. Floyd; his parents; one brother, David Albert Floyd.
His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.
To view obituaries and sign the guestbook online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
RIENZI – James Reed, 82, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
BELDEN – Mary Lively, 69, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tupelo Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802.
James Royce Moore
FULTON – James Royce Moore, 86, passed from this life Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after 18 months of ill health. He was born July 2, 1922, to Ila Irene Hudson Moore and Lewis James Moore in the New Salem community in Itawamba County and lived most of his life there. He was the grandson of Margaret Malissa Dorsey Moore and John Winfield Moore and Luvenia Hartsell Hudson and Joseph Sammuel Hudson, all of Itawamba County. A graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School and Itawamba Junior College, he married Vera Lee (Suggs) Moore in May 1942. She passed away in 1981.
Mr. Moore enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in October 1942 and served until November 1946. He was with the 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force, 448th Bomb Group, 712th Squadron flying in nine combat missions including Northern Italy-Normandy, Northern France-Ardennes and Rhineland, Central Europe-Ploesti, Zurich and Berlin. For this service he received the EAME medal with five Bronze Stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.
Upon his discharge from the Air Force, he farmed the home place, then took a job with Texas Eastern Pipeline, followed by many years as a new and used car salesman with Otis Moore Chevrolet in Fulton and B.J. Ford in Amory. After many more years as owner/operator of Moore Clothing and Moore Motors, he reluctantly retired.
He was a member of the New Salem Methodist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner.
His favorite past-time activities included hunting, going to his beloved cabin on Bull Mountain Creek, taking trips to the beach on Dauphin Island, and honoring his Native American heritage by attending Pow-Wows.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Joy Moore of Smithville; his daughter, Irene Ausborn and son-in-law, B.W., of Fulton; his stepdaughter, Phyllis Gaddy and her husband, Frank, of Amory; his stepsons, Rick Umfress of Caledonia and Curt Umfress of Fulton; two grandchildren, Amy Tanner and husband, Gerald, of Fulton, and Stuart Ausborn and wife, Robyn, of Florence, Ala.; six step-grandchildren, Mindy Bardon and husband, Greg, of Vernon, Ala., Luke and Cole Umfress, and Jake Southard and wife, Kathy, of Caledonia, and Ken-Garrett and Joy Beth Umfress of Smithville; three great-grandchildren, Logan and Baleigh Tanner of Fulton and Raney Ausborn of Florence, Ala.; four stepgreat-grandchildren; two nephews, Kenneth Suggs and Joel Duncan; and four nieces, Annette Smith, Barbara Jean Boyd, Janis Dyson and Linda Wood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; one brother, Gaines Davis Moore; and one sister, Marcelle (Moore) Cantrell.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Sammie Washburn and Bro. Darrell Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Stuart Ausborn, Gerald Tanner, Sam Smith, Gary Smith, Mike Smith and Hilt Stegall.
SALTILLO – Kevin Brent Durham, 54, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Darlington Oaks in Verona after an extended illness. A native of Kokomo, Ind., he was born Oct. 14, 1954, to Daniel and Wilma Jo Gearheart Durham. He was a printing press operator for Mid South Fine Printers and had previously been employed with Barber Printing. He enjoyed playing his guitar, exchanging e-mails with family and friends, gardening and cooking. He was a member of Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church.
Services will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Bobby Holland and Dan Buchanan officiating.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 28 years, Sandy Durham of Saltillo; one sister, Cathy Figg-Hoblyn of Clear Lakes, Calif.; one brother-in-law, Dan Buchanan (Valerie) of Lovettsville, Va.; one sister-in-law, Ethel Warren (Charles) of Terry; his mother, Wilma Jo Gearheart of Santa Rosa, Calif.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Oscar and Eva Buchanan of Saltillo; a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Durham.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to service time Wednesday at the Saltillo funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Samuel Quimby III
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Samuel Hunter Quimby III, 67, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C., after an extended illness. A Gulfport native, he was born May 22, 1942, to Samuel Hunter Quimby Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Quimby. A graduate of Tupelo High School, he attended Mississippi State University where he graduated in 1964 with a degree in accounting. He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force in the Audit Agency from 1964 to 1970. He then worked for Southern Wood Piedmont Company in Spartanburg, S.C., until 1985. He moved to Rock Hll, S.C., where he was the director of Internal Audits for Winthrop University until he retired in 2008.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tupelo Memorial Park with Rev. Dave Jensen officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Karen Quimby Hatcher (LCDR James E. Hatcher, U.S. Navy) of Woodbridge, Va.; his brother, Ernie Quimby (Alice) of Hernando; one granddaughter, Aleah Nicole Hatcher.
Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, P.O. Box 2178, Ridgeland, MS 39158 or The Bulldog Club at Mississippi State University, P.O. Box BT, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
Visitation will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
ABERDEEN – Katie Ruth Murff Scott, 89, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was born March 12, 1920, to Ernest Murff and Kate Farrar Murff in Monroe County. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County, where she was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Methodist Church.
There will be no service. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen assisted the family.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Scott Olley (Bruce) of Aberdeen; two grandchildren, Krista Olley Blankensopp and Kevin Scott Olley; one great-grandchild, Jessica Katarina Blankensopp. She was preceded in death by her parents;j two sisters, Tula Webb and Nell Smithson; and one brother, Connell Murff.
BURNSVILLE – Virginia Newcomb, 86, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Burnsville Tabernacle. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue until service time.
CORINTH – Robert Smith, 56, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at his home.
His mother, Rutha Smith, 77, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
A joint memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
CAROLINA – Billy Clinton Hester, 70, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after several months illness. He was born March 1, 1939, in Monroe County to James Ruble and Gladys Sanders Hester. He married Peggy Linda Hallmark in 1959. He worked in concrete construction for APAC. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mechanic work and spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Billy Funderburk and Bro. Terry Garret officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Linda Hester of Carolina; three sons, Doug Hester (Melissa) of New Salem, David Hester (Wanda) of Carolina and Dale Hester (Gloria) of Peaceful Valley; one brother, Nolan Hester (Ann) of Cason; three sisters, Ruth Enlow of Aberdeen, Sara Nash (Robert) of Hatley and Ann Harlow (Billy Wayne) of Bigbee; eight grandchildren, Lindsey, Allison, Matthew, Ethan and Hanna Hester, Josh and B.J. Harmon, and Lucus Wells. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Betty Jo Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Scott Hallmark, Terry Hallmark, Dewayne Hallmark, Nick Barron, Grant Harlow and Mike Hester.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
MANTEE – Helen Virginia “Polly” Stephens Morgan, 86, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Mathiston to the late Charles Houston Stephens and Verdie Haney Stephens. She was a homemaker and a member of Mantee Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. Bo Farrior officiating and Rev. Paul Stephens assisting. Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery in Vardaman. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Gore (Jimmy) of Houston; two sons, Charles Morgan (Cindy) of Starkville and Ronnie Morgan (Judy) of Vardaman; nine grandchildren, Valerie Pulliam, Jay Gore, Jennifer Clark, Laurie Wissman, Rachael Carter, Michelle Guyton, Stephen Morgan, Bobby Crestman and Randy Crestman; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hermit William Morgan; three brothers, Aubrey, Paul and Pervy Stephens; two sisters, Lottie Drain and Mattie Grace Scott.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Morgan, John Guyton, Chad Carter, Jay Gore, Stan Pulliam, Dr. Steve Clark, Eric Wissman and Dr. Joe Pulliam.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; or to Mantee Baptist Church.
Family and friends may visit and sign an online registry at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Betty Jo Moore
ASHLAND – Betty Jo Alberson Moore, 84, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Briarcrest Extended Care in Ashland. She was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Medlock Cemetery in Ashland with the Rev. Jimmy Buchanan officiating. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet Sue Moore of Tennessee; two sisters, Diane Mize of Dumas and Venita Russell of Lexington, Tenn.; one brother, Willie Alberson of Texas. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Jettie Alberson; two sisters, Earlene Kidd and Lettie Mae Hunt; and three brothers, Charles W., Darol and Robert Alberson.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Hunt, Connie Alberson, Robert Bennett, Brandon Alberson, Galon Hunt and Eddie Alberson.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home. To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
SELMER, Tenn. – Gladys Brown, 76, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at McNairy Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saulter Chapel CME Church. Burial will be in the National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
MT. PLEASANT – Nina Frazier Shaw Proctor, 71, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Alliance Healthcare Systems in Holly Springs. She was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Oxford to William Henry Frazier and Mary Lois Brewer. She was a member of Laws Hill Church of Christ and a homemaker.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Bynum officiating. Burial will be in Laws Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James Proctor of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Beverly Shaw Thompson (Alan) of Potts Camp and Tamara Shaw Day (Ronald) of Bethlehem; one son, Billy Joe Shaw (Teresa) of Laws Hill; grandchildren, Christi Shaw Hill (Jonathan) of Abbeville, Tara Thompson Gaddy (Jeff) of Pensacola, Fla., Jessica Kelly Day and Dillon Shaw Day of Bethlehem and Bradley Joe Shaw of Oxford; great-grandchildren, Radley Jonathan Hill and Joseph Benton Hill of Abbeville; two brothers, Melvin Frazier of Tyro and Ray Frazier of Abbeville; two sisters, Faye Gunter of Abbeville and Mary Zambroni of Olive Branch. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy W. Shawn.
Pallbearers will be Melvin Frazier Jr., Don Frazier, Michael Andrews, Ronnie Frazier, Greg Frazier, John Gunter, James Zambroni, Billy Scott and Daryl Scott.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today.
Flora W. Smithey
PONTOTOC – Flora W. Smithey, 89, died at Community Hospice in Verona. She was born April 22, 1920, in Pontotoc County to Richard and Della Mooneyham Wise. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Primitive Baptist Church of Pontotoc.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with Elder Larry Wise and Elder Jerry Wise officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Billy Bailey (Ellen) of Columbus; one daughter, Joyce Gentry (Dwight) of Sulligent, Ala.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Murl Bailey, Jimmy Bailey, Terry Wise, Mickey Swords, Stanley Wise, and Lyle Gentry.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
BOONEVILLE – Elizabeth W. Cartwright, 48, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
EVERGREEN – Jerry Ladell Cossey, 57, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at his home after a long illness. He was born May 15, 1952, in Lambert to Edward Cossey and Mozell Smith Bray. He lived of his life in Pontotoc and had lived in Nettleton for the past 25 years. He was a disabled maintenance electrician for Tupelo Plywoods and Industrial Supply. He was a former member of the Mississippi Army National Guard and a Baptist. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing, and being with his family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Rickey Pierce and the REv. Jesse Betts officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Gail Randolph Cossey of Evergreen; one daughter, Angel LaGail Cossey Seymore (Chase) of Shannon; one son, Kevin Ladell Cossey of the home; one brother, Larry Cossey (Wanda) of Iuka; a special friend, Loressa Saxon of Nettleton. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Joyce Tartt; his father- and mother-in-law, Junior and Martha Randolph.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Randolph, Paul Randolph, Gary Alvis, Ricky Bishop, Anthony Witcher and Jimmy Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Witcher and Jerry Wildman Sr.
Visitation will continue from 8:30 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
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