Obituaries March 11, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Kay Phillips
ANGUILLA – Kay Phillips, 61, died Friday, March 9, 2012. She was a caregiver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Church in Anguilla. Glenwood Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, David L. Phillips of Angullia; her daughters, Lisa Albert of Hattiesburd, Dawn Freeman of Poplarville and Lindsay Lindsey of Tupelo; her mother, Bobbye Sue Bradley; her brothers, Rick Bradley of Fairhope, Ala. and J.C, Bradley of Indianola; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4 to 9 today at Zion Church.

Quincy Walton
AMORY – Quincy Walton died Friday, March 9, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fields Funeral Home of Okolona.

Charles Jones
TUPELO – Charles Jones, 83, died on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at his home.
Services will be at 5 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be at 3 to 4 p.m. today.
Vaneta Peters
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Vaneta Peters, 86, of Springfield, Mo., died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 6, 1925, to Glen and Rose Wildman in Crane, Mo. She was married Nov. 9, 1945, to Owen Peters in Aurora, Mo. They lived in San Francisco, Calif., until Mr. Peters completed his naval service in 1946. After the Navy, they live in Michigan for a short time before returning to Crane. They resided in Crane until 2002 when they moved to their current home in Springfield. She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Crane.
She is survived by her husband, Owen Peters of Springfield, Mo.; daughters, Suzanne Hasler (Bill) and Judy Hillman (Bob) both of Springfield, Mo.; son, Jerry Peters (Vonda) of Tupelo; Sister Wanda Robbins of Grand Blance, Mich.; grandchildren, Kristi Hasler of Springfield, Mo., Amy and Kane Wildforester of Springfield, Mo., Billy and Jane Hasler of Branson, Mo., Mark Peters of Tupelo, Mary and Bud Hogan of Springfield, Mo., Lori Hillman of Springfield, Mo., and Troy and Melissa Peters of Jackson; and great-grandchildren, Delaney Murrell, Blu Wildforester, Jack Haydon, Quaid and Emree Hasler, Jack and Nick Hogan.
A memorial service was held Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Gorman Scharpf Brentwood Chapel.

Gayland Doyle
WOODLAND – Gayland Doyle, 50, of Woodland, died Friday, March 8, 2012, at his home in Woodland. He was born Feb. 15, 1962, in Houston, to Gale Doyle and Naomi Davis Doyle. He was a National Guard Veteran and a former employee of Cooper Tire.
Services are 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Dr. Glen Savell officiating. Burial will follow at Ellzey Cemetery in Vardaman. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Kristen and Jamie Griffin of Woodland; his mother, Naomi Doss of Houston; his grandsons, Clayton Griffin and Tanner Griffin; his sister, Linda Westmoreland of Starkville; his brothers, Roger Adams of Houston, Randy Adams of Houston, Rex Adams of Dallas, Texas; his stepsister, Leann Nabors of Houston; his stepbrothers, Mike Doss of Pontotoc, Mark Doss of San Antonio, Texas, and Danny Doss of Walnut.
Pallbearers are Jamie Griffin, Eddie Griffin, John Westmoreland Jr., Branden Westmoreland, Adam Westmoreland and Corey Westmoreland.
Visitation is at 1 p.m. until service time Sunday.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Frances Faulkner
AMORY – Frances Phillips Faulkner, 81, died on Friday, March 9, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Cordova, Tenn. Born on Sept. 1, 1930, in Hatley, she was the daughter William Gurdon and Oal Smith Phillips.
She graduated valedictorian of her class at Hatley High School in 1948. For more than 30 years, she worked with Dr. B.O. Moore as a RN and office manager and also with Dr. Eddie Yoe’s office. A woman whose faith remained strong and vigilant to the end, she was a lifelong devoted member of the Church of Christ. She always believed that people are basically good, and deserve a second chance when making mistakes and always forgave them accordingly. She enjoyed reading , walking, doing yard work, and exercising .
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Amory Church of Christ with Minister Philip Hathcock officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Faulkner of Cordova Tenn.; her son, Kim Faulkner of Story, Wyo.; her sister, Nel Justice (Arch); her brother, Don Phillips (Ellen ) both of Amory.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Vaughan, Wayne Howell, Dylan Edwards, Matt Schneider, Jim Birgham and Dr. Henry Watson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Ronny Phifer
IUKA – Ronny Lynn Phifer, 54, of Iuka, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.

Paula Milligan
CORINTH – Paula June Howen Milligan, 46, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Prentiss County. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be at noon until service time at Magnolia Funeral Home.

Stephanie Hall
NETTLETON – Stephanie Hall died Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

Myrtle Wiggs
CORINTH – Myrtle L. Wiggs, 82, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Magnolia Funeral Home.
O.T. George
MANTACHIE – Otto Thomas “O.T.” George, 80, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 24, 1931, to William T. “Bill” and Lotha Maude Harris George. He was a retired truck driver after 45 years of service including time at North American Plastic. He was a member of Kingsley’s Chapel Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing and camping and loved his dog Abigail. He will be greatly missed by his family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Mark Tutor and Bro. Horace Barnes officiating. Burial will be in the Fawn Grove Cemetery with military honors.McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Ann Card George, of Mantachie; five sons, Butch Card, Patrick Card and Russell Card, all of Fulton, Joseph Norman George (Marion) of Oxford, and Phillip George (Stephanie) of Aberdeen; one daughter, LaDonna Cagle (Robert) of Texas; one sister, Charlotte Lee of Aberdeen; two sisters-in-law, Betty Haygood (James) of Houston, and Mary Hughes (Gus) of Woodland; one brother-in-law, Leslie Johnson of Lacey, Wash.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, David Card; his parents; and his twin brother, John Paul “J. P.” George.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.
Donny Hendrix
SHERMAN – Donny Hendrix, 58, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his home after brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Water Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Willie Walton
NETTLETON – Willie “Quincy” Walton, 67, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fields Funeral Home of Okolona.

James Hancock
TUPELO – James Hancock, 79, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at UMC Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fields Funeral Home of Okolona.
Joyce Holcomb
TUPELO – Joyce Ozbirn Holcomb, 78, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a short illness. She was born in Tishomingo County to Carl and Estine Ozbirn on Sept. 14, 1934. Joyce attended school in Belmont graduating valedictorian. She continued her education at Northeast Junior College where she was trained in secretarial skills.
In her lifetime, she worked at the North Mississippi Highway Department, Nail McKinney Tate and Robinson, and Hancock Fabrics. In recent years, she enjoyed her retirement living at Trace way Retirement Community. She was an avid reader and crossword puzzle solver. In 1953, she married L. G. Holcomb. She was a member of West Jackson Baptist church.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dave Jensen officiating and a eulogy by Sen. Roger Wicker. W.E. Pegues Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Kelly Holcomb (Tarji) and Terry Holcomb (Robyn); granddaughter, Megan Daneshrad (Daniel); sister-in-laws, Johnnie Ozbirn and Von Paden; brother-in-law, Hugh Holcomb (Sandy); special niece, Carla Brooks (Brett); special nephew, Mark Ozbirn (Jala); special nieces, Brett Ashleigh, Kendall, Rylie and Sara Barton; and Barbara Holcomb, former daughter-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Bob and Gary Ozbirn.
Pallbearers will be Brett Brooks, George Holcomb, Sidney Holcomb, Jerry McAnally, Steve McAnally and Mark Ozbirn.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Bowers, Edi Butler, Pat Funderburk, Myra Guyton, Beannice Hardin, Jane Phipps, Margaret Prentice, Delores Smith, Betty Trammel, Brenda Smith and Jean White.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today until service time.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St. Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Kitty Norman
IUKA – Kitty Norman, 69, of Iuka, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at her residence. She was employed as a server at the Country Squire Restaurant in Iuka for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka, officiated by Bro. Billy Glover. Interment will follow in Corinth National Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, Donald Lassard of Concord, Calif.; two sisters, Camilla Trumbo of Livermore, Calif., and Sophie Ann Merchant of Winchester, Idaho; three grandchildren, Dustin Norman of Iuka, Keifer Norman and Haley Norman, both of Corinth; four great-grandchildren, Caleb Norman of Gulfport, Macy Lambert, D. J. Curtis and Hunter Curtis, all of Corinth; and her mother-in-law, Donna Gomes of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald R. Norman Sr.; two sons, Timmy Norman and Gerald R. Norman Jr.; and her parents, Donald and Emma Gesell Lessard.
Pallbearers include Tyler Walker, Freddy Norman, Keifer Norman, Gary Mask, Ryan Glover, Zach Glover, Jose Alcarez and David Murphy.
Visitation is scheduled for 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association by phone at 1-800-AHA-USA1, or online at https://donate.americanheart.org/. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Riley
NETTLETON – Thomas Lee Riley, 79, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his home after an extended illness. He was born on Oct. 9, 1932, in Lee County to Edgar and Pansy Coggin Riley. He was a lifelong resident of Nettleton and a member of the Nettleton United Methodist Church. He was a retired general foreman for 28 years at True Temper Sports in Amory.
He served on the Nettleton School Board of Trustees, served as a alderman and two terms as Mayor for the City of Nettleton. He love serving his church and blessed people by singing, especially with his daughter-in-law, Glenda, mowing yards, washing cars, serving in the food pantry and being with those in need. Known as a peacemaker, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the church sanctuary at the Nettleton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Franklin and the Rev. David Brooks officiating. The eulogy will be delivered by the Rev. Mack Riley. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton will be in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pat Tate Riley of Nettleton; one daughter, Janet Franklin (Jerry) of Brandon; two sons, Jerry Riley (Cathy) and Eddie Riley (Glenda), all of Nettleton; two brothers, Paul Riley (Francis) of Nettleton and Mitchell Riley of Amory, one sister-in-law, Sue Riley of Amory; one brother-in-law, Warner Hester of Amory; seven grandchildren, Jason Franklin (Leslie). Jody Franklin (Amy), Jeri Lynn Rushing (Jeremy), Thomas Riley (Jennifer), Laura Britt (Joey), Jon Taylor Riley, and Josh Riley; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Gertrude Davis and Lavern Hester; two brothers, Eugene and Herman Riley; one grandson, Jordan Riley; two sisters-in-law, Louise and Erma Mae Riley; and one brother-in-law, Dick Davis.
Pallbearers will be Joey Britt, Jeremy Rushing, Jody Franklin, Josh Riley, Jon Taylor Riley and Thomas Riley.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Christian Life Center at Nettleton United Methodist Church and 10 a.m. until service time Monday in the church sanctuary.
Memorial donations may be made to the Nettleton United Methodist Church, 160 Verona Ave., Nettleton, MS 38858 or the Nettleton Faith Food Pantry, c/o Carolyn Holley, P.O. box 314, Nettleton, MS 38858.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Gladys Hendrix
RED BAY, Ala. – Gladys Hendrix, 95, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Red Bay Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until service time Monday.