Obituaries March 10, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Mitchell D. Colburn
TUPELO – Mitchell D. Colburn, 58, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Aug. 16, 1952, to Glandon Leo and Lorraine Colburn in Chickasaw, Ala. He graduated from Gulfport East High School in Gulfport in 1970. He served in U.S. Marine Corps from 1972 to 1975. He graduated from the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss School of Law in 1980. He served as chapter president of Pi Kappa Alpha at Ole Miss and as a representative for Pi Kappa Alpha nationally. He practiced law in Pascagoula and Tupelo. He served on the Board of Directors of Trustmark Bank, American Red Cross and the Christian Women’s Job Corps. He was a founding partner of AvonLea Assisted Living and former owner of Tupelo Engraving and Rubber Stamp Company. He was an active member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, where he taught senior adult men’s Sunday School class. He served quietly, doing good deeds for his friends and family. An avid reader, he enjoyed playing golf, and good humor with his friends.
Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. today Friday at the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Harrisburg Baptist Church with Bro. David Smith officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Cynthia Rieves Colburn of Tupelo; one daughter, Shelley L. Colburn of Tupelo; one son, Tucker L. Colburn of Tupelo; his in-laws, Bill and Dot Rieves of Tupelo; two sisters, Kathy Colburn and Janice Colburn (Chris) Morris of Blackwell, Okla.; four brothers, Roy (Mary Lou) Yelverton, Bruce (Sue) Colburn, Richard (Roxie) Colburn and Robert (Angie) Colburn, all of the Wilkesboro, N.C., area.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearer will be Charles “Smokey” Young, John Hines, Bill Dickerson, Mark Monts, Tucker Walsh, Claude Gunner, Danny Barrows and Chuck Herrington. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rieves- Twitty Men’s Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be made to the Mission Fund at Harrisburg Baptist Church or the Christian Women’s Job Corps.
For online condolences, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Nell Aston
CALHOUN CITY – Martha Nell Aston, 84, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services. She was born Feb. 25, 1927. She was a homemaker and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Buford Usry and Rev. Robert Alexander officiating. Burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of seven years, George C. Aston; two daughters, Shirley Beckett (T.A.) of Bruce and Bonnie Williams (Joel) of Vardaman; one stepdaughter, Shirley Golden (Wayne); one son, Robert Aston (Deborah) of Bruce; two stepsons, Gregory Aston (Teresa) of Baton Rouge, La. and Barry Aston (Myra); 10 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Oscar Aston; a daughter, Libby Aston; two sons, Billy Aston and Jimmy Aston; a grandchild, Brian Williams; and her parents, Abner Cole Ellenberg and Susie McNair Ellenberg.
Pallbearers include Steven Aston, James Aston, Rayford Noe, Nathaniel Willis, Dustin Willis, Chad Williams, Jeremy Williams and Jeremy Sumner.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Gracie Penson
TUPELO – The arrangements for Gracie Penson are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Home.Mary Lou Bishop
BALDWYN – Mary Lou Glenn Bishop, 84, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in Prentiss County on March 11, 1926, to Jim and Martha Elizabeth Glenn and lived most of her life in the Pratt community. She was a longtime member of the Baldwyn First United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Wheeler High School, where she was an outstanding basketball player, and was selected to the 1944 Mississippi Girls’ All-State basketball team. She was an accomplished seamstress, gardener and caregiver; but her first love was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She showered each one of them with God’s love in many ways throughout her long and blessed life.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, her birthday, at Waters Funeral Home. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Officiants for her memorial service will be the Rev. Kenneth Corley, the Rev. Steve Lampkin, and the Rev. Keith Williams.
Survivors include her daughter, Glenda Watts of Ridgeland; her son, the Rev. Ricky Bishop (Sharon) of Baldwyn; her sister, Ruthie Hankins (Charles) of Saltillo; six grandchildren, Barry Watts of Brandon, Warren Watts of Baldwyn, Lauren Walker (Wenton II) of Madison, Will Bishop (Suzy) of Guntown, Krista Greer (Jeremy) of New Albany and Katie Bishop of Baldwyn; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon Hauswald, Dillon Fancher, Wenton Walker III, Dylan Walker, Lauren Gail Bishop, Nathaniel Hugh Bishop and Elizabeth Lee Greer; numerous nieces, nephews, friends, including two special friends, Vadeen Burcham and Martha Corbett.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Hugh Stafford Bishop; her parents; and 10 siblings, Marvin Glenn, Curtis Glenn, Audrey Miller, Vera Ellison, Bonnard Glenn, Mildred Timmons, Berlie Glenn, Vernon Glenn, Cecil Glenn, Susie Eaton; and a special friend, Geneva Grissom.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Tommy Timmons, Chuck Hankins, Stanley Stone, Billy Ellison, Jimmy Ellison, Johnny Glenn, Roger Glenn, Don Glenn and Berlie (Rennie) Glenn.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.

Jimmy Langley
NETTLETON – Jimmy Earl Langley, 68, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. He was born on Oct. 9, 1942, in Lee County to Charlie Allen and Alice G. Garrett Langley. He was a lifelong resident of Nettleton, a retired employee of Sprint Boats of Amory and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was a former United States Army Veteran. He enjoyed going fishing, hunting and watching NASCAR racing. He loved his family, his friends and all his coffee-drinking buddies.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Bill Payne officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Ann Lewis Langley of Nettleton; one sister, Mary Kennedy of Nettleton; one brother, Johnny Murl Langley (Dianne) of Nettleton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Charlene Forrester and Mennie Jane Wilson and one brother, Allen Langley.
Pallbearers will be Steve Kennedy, Marty Langley, Charles Langley, Tony Johnson, Anthony Johnson and Cody Dickerson.
Visitation will continue from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Jerry Randolph
CORINTH – Jerry F. Randolph, 78, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at his home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Hight Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Hight Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bill Bolton
IUKA – Roy E. “Bill” Bolton, 76, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be at Poplar Springs Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poplar Springs Cemetery Fund. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Lula Mae Thorne
TISHOMINGO – Lula Mae Thorne, 75, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Mississippi to Homer and Lottie Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Tishomingo with Pastor Anthony Welch and Pastor Willie Bogan officiating. Burial will be in Carters Branch Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Sam “Hoss” Thorne of Tishomingo; three daughters, May Allen, Janell Poole (Karl) and Mollie Thorne, all of Tishomingo; one grandson, Kevin Martin of Tishomingo; five sisters, Ella Farris (Henry) Cloverdale, Ala., Mammie Mason, Area Hardin and Minnie Southward, all of Florence, Ala. and Pearline Love of Syracuse, N.Y.; two brothers, Jeffery Southward (Vera)of St. Lucia, Fla. and Johnny Southward of Tishomingo.; five sisters-in-law, Rosie Martin, Vera Martin, Elaine Martin, Suzan Thorne and Kathy Southward and one brother-in-law, Thomas Thorne.
Pallbearers will be her nephews and friends.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church and until 1 p.m. on Friday.Jessie Jacobs
CORINTH – Jessie J. Jacobs, 39, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services are incomplete and will be announced later by High Funeral Home.

Timothy Hale
TISHOMINGO – Timothy Dale Hale, 47, died Monday, March 7, 2011, in Colbert County, Ala. He was born April 24, 1963, in Iuka to David Sam & Della Faye Yarbrough Hale. He was a welder and a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church.
Service will be 11 a.m. on Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Frankie Smith officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Garden in Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two brothers, Jimmy Hale of Iuka and Sammy Hale (Kathy) of Red Bay, Ala.; two nephews, Dylan Hale of Starkville and Kyle Sparks of Belmont; two nieces, Karla Koger of Belmont and Julee’ Stepp of Dennis and a sister-in-law, Fredia Hale of Tishomingo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mike Hale.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice or the American Diabetes Association, 3918 Montclair Road, Suite 218, Birmingham, AL, 35213.
Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home.

Juanita Massey
PADEN – Juanita Massey, 85, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was born April 29, 1925, in Belmont to R.C. and Viola Bryant Barrett. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Del Blackburn and Bro. David Krech officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery in Tishomingo. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Massey of Paden; one son, Claude Travis Clay (Carol) of Dennis; two grandchildren, Chris Clay of Oxford and Cindy Denson (Jamie) of Belmont; six great-grandchildren, Jessica Heath (Rob) of Florida, Brittany Phillips of Tishomingo, Hannah Marie Cooper (Jesse) of Booneville, Candace Kelly of Belmont, Cara Beth Clay and Cate Clay, both of Oxford; two great-great-grandchildren, Wyatt Phillips of Tishomingo and Amaya Cooper of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Claude Travis Clay Sr.; a three month old brother and a grandson, Casey Clay.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time on Friday.

Harvye Parham
IUKA – Harvye Parham, 86, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Morris Simpson
BALDWYN – Morris Simpson, 70, died Sunday March 6, 2011, at Darlington Hospice House in Verona. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam. He was a retired butcher. He was of the Baptist faith. He was very proud of his grandson becoming a Georgia state trooper.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Paul Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Vikki Parks (Lawrence) of Dawson, Ga.; one son, Anthony Simpson of Memphis; one grandson, James Sironen of Savannah, Ga.; and two sisters, Judy Thomas and Lois Torbush, both of Waycross, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his father,Jack Simpson; his mother, Vella Rowe and one sister, Nelda Branch.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time Friday.Clara Chapman
HOUSTON– Clara Olean Franklin Chapman, 76, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born April 5, 1934, to Everett Franklin and Inez McCluney Franklin in Chickasaw County. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Houston.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Childs and Bro. Phillip Dearman officiating. Burial will be at Chickasaw Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Houston. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, William Bascomb Chapman Jr.; her daughter, Vicki Lichtenegger (Scott) of St. Peters, Mo.; two grandchildren, Ryan Lichtenegger and Emily Lichtenegger of St. Peters, Mo.; four sisters, Alice Blue of Houston, Rose Haire (Wayne) of Thorn, Lynette Collums of Woodland and Daphna Shempert (Billy) of Houlka; one brother in law, Paul Jernigan; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Chapman; her parents; two sisters, Hilda Jernigan and Vannie Tackett; and two brothers-in-law, Billy Blue and Curtis Collums.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the American Lung Association. For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.

Annette Kindt
SALTILLO – Ethel Annette Kindt, 73, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

James Holland
BALDWYN – James Christopher Holland, 50, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born July 16, 1960, to Stella Holland and Willie T. Jackson in Prentiss County. He was a member of New Tabernacle M.B. Church in Baldwyn. He married Gussie Hans on Oct. 1, 1988. He was a member of the National Guard for several years.
Services will be at noon Thursday at New Tabernacle M.B. Church with Rev. Ricky Ball officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangement.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wilson Holland and Anna Holland, and one brother, Terry Holland.
Survivors include his mother, Stella Mae Holland of Baldwyn; his father, Willie T. Jackson of Booneville; three daughters, Tameka Holland of Baldwyn, Qunetta Chandler of Tupelo and Amber Chandler; two sons, Rashad (Nikehah) Hans of Booneville and Michael Beene of Verona; four sisters, Bernice Holland (Willie) of Milwaukee, Wis., Kathy (Calvin) Burress of Booneville, Regina (Daryle) Rogers of Ripley and Lisa Gilbert (Louis) of Guntown; three brothers, Dennis Holland of Milwaukee, Wis., Joseph Holland (Cheryl) of Tupelo and Phillip Holland of Baldwyn; two grandchildren; special friend, Bonnie Mitchell, and her daughter, Brea Mitchell, both of Baldwyn; a great-great-aunt, Alma McGee of Baldwyn.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.