Obituaries March 12, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Judy Putt
MOOREVILLE – Judy Faye Putt, 59, died suddenly on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was born Jan. 25, 1954, in Waukegan, Ill., to William R. and Joann Lippincott Harbin. Judy graduated in 1972 from Mantachie High School, and then attended Itawamba Community College. She was a 1976 graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Houses. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Liberian while attending Mississippi State.
Judy worked at the Daily Journal for thirty-six and a half years as a Copy Editor/Features Designer. She loved to cook and collected many recipes from the cooking section of the Daily Journal.
Judy was a member of East Heights Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and later served in the Children’s Ministry. She was devoted to caring for her special needs brother. She was a Christian, a devoted servant of God and enjoyed Southern gospel music.
Judy enjoyed many years of boating with family and was an avid Mooreville High School athletic fan. She was involved in many community events such as Relay for Life, Breast Cancer Awareness, Gum Tree and the Empty Bowl luncheons.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at East Heights Baptist Church of Tupelo with the Rev. Tim Brown officiating and eulogies by Lloyd Gray and the Rev. Eddie Boutwell. Burial will be in Boguefala Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Jerry Putt of Mooreville; her mother, Joann Harbin of Mantachie; six siblings, Linda Farrar of Mantachie and her son, a special nephew to Judy, Chris Gann, Debra Smith of Jackson, Cindy Garner (Donnie) of Amory, Billy Harbin Jr. of Tupelo, James Harbin of Mantachie and Pam Farris of Tupelo; two sisters-in-law, Dianne Kirkman (Johnathan) of Greensboro, N.C., and Lynn Hall (Bobby) of Saltillo; her mother-in-law, Ellen Stroupe (Wayne) of Mooreville; many nieces and nephews; and her special pets, Laney and Sophie.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Rayburn Harbin Sr., and her special pet, Angel.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Gann, Eric Farris, Joey Hall and Bobby Hall.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Irene Cox
AMORY – Irene Coker Cox, 97, died on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on June 21, 1915, in Smithville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Howard and Nola Frances Bowling Coker. She was a graduate of Smithville High School, Class of 1932. She grew up working on the family farm with mule-driven plows and then taught in a one-room school. She worked for Amory Garment from 1952 until it closed and began working a second job at Pickle’s Drive-In until the age of 92. She was Baptist and a member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Having a big heart and always putting others first, she cherished her family. A wonderful, amazing and spunky, old-school Southern lady, she was an adopted mother and grandmother to many. An excellent cook, she enjoyed bingo, competing in her bowling league until the age of 94, the Braves, the Bulldogs and watching The Price Is Right.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Elliott (John B. Denley III) of Saltillo; grandchildren, Mike Reese, Gail Earrey (Bill), Mark Wesley Reese (Darlene), Dana Taylor and Chris Elliott (Gayle); 11 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, two great-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Laymon Cox; daughter, Martha Jean Reese; son-in-law, Billy R. Reese; sister, Orene Addington; and brothers, Howard and Durwood Coker.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Rex Coker, Lance McFarling, Bunky Goza, Shawn Reese, Josh Page and Tray Patterson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to New Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Worthey, 60023 Worthey Lane, Amory, MS 38821 or to a charity of choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Rhea Spratlin
CALHOUN CITY – Rhea Patterson Spratlin, 88, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Calhoun Health Service Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 17, 1924, in Pittsboro to William Clyde Patterson and Alma McFall Patterson. She was a retired employee of Kellwood. She was a member of Pentecostals of Grenada and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City with Bro. Damon Tipton and Bro. Robert Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Rex (Norma) Spratlin Jr., Danny (Faye) Spratlin and Keith (Judy) Spratlin, all of Calhoun City; one sister, Tilda Harrelson of Calhoun City; one brother, Brack Patterson of Calhoun City; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Dale Spratlin; and her parents, one sister and one brother.
Pallbearers will be Jody Spratlin, Robbie Spratlin, Chris Chandler, Corey Phillips, Justin Spratlin and Pat Harrelson.
Visitation will be from 11:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at pryorfuneralhome.com.
Doxey Davis
DUMAS – Stephen Doxey Davis, 83, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born on Davis Hill in Pleasant Ridge on May 20, 1929, to Ealy and Bertha McCallister Davis. He was a resident of Dumas for more than 65 years and a member of Dumas Baptist Church. He retired as a shoemaker from Genesco, and later owned and operated Davis Storm Windows for many years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dumas Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Baker officiating and the Rev. Billy L. Foley and the Rev. Kenneth Harrison assisting. Burial will be in the Dumas Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Peggy Hill Davis of Dumas; one daughter, Patti Davis Wright (Perry) of Dumas; three sons, Stevie Davis (Patsy) of Dumas, Greg Davis (Debbie) of Saltillo and Bryan Davis (Connie) of Pine Grove; one sister, Hazel Gafford of Greenwell Springs, La.; one brother, the Rev. Lyndle Davis (Barbara) of Ripley; nine grandchildren, Sidra Davis, Dr. Shawn Davis (Lynita), Joey Davis (Angel), Randy Wright (Becca), Kara Rushing (Adam), Cole Davis (Wriley), Austin Davis, Candace Davis and Bryana Davis; seven great-grandchildren, Blake Davis, Brent Davis, Brylan Davis, Hannah Davis, Gavin Rushing, Peyton Rushing and Grayson Wright.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Flora Hamblin; two brothers, Acy Davis and Armon Davis; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Adam Rushing, Randy Wright, Joey, Cole, Austin, Blake and Brent Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Kara, Gavin and Peyton Rushing; Grayson Wright, John Hopper, Sidra, Shawn, Candace, Bryana, Hannah and Brylan Davis.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to service time Wednesday at Dumas Baptist Church.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuenralhome.com.

Terry Taylor
PONTOTOC – Terry L. Taylor, 69, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo. He was born Dec. 29, 1943, to Nesbit L. and Katie Lee Garner Taylor in New Orleans, La. He married Diane Bridgman Taylor on Jan. 31, 1963, and they shared over 50 years together raising a wonderful family. He was a Christian and a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed life and his family. He worked for Golden Chair for many years as a truck driver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Victory Baptist Cemetery. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Bridgman; two sons, Jeff Taylor (Bobbie) and Mike Taylor (Christy); one daughter, Christie Sepulvado (Richard); nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one sister, Peggy Simmons; and several nieces and nephews, all of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother-in-law, Robbie Hugh Simmons.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Simmons, Randy Simmons, Tim Roberts, Scott Whitt, Brad Bridgman, Vic Bridgman and Cody Roberts.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until service time Wednesday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home.

Malone Pannell
RIPLEY – Malone Clifford Pannell, 89, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. He was born Feb. 28, 1924, to Ellic and Mamie Stroupe Pannell. He was a Baptist and a retired employee of Biltrite Corporation. He loved his cat, Billy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Criswell Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Lola Ralph Pannell of Ripley; one brother-in-law, Leland Ralph of Ripley; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Virdie Lawson, Dovie Gaillard, and Josie and Vada Walker; and four brothers, Edd, Hardy, Hubert and Will Pannell.
Pallbearers will be Jodie Criswell, Mike Criswell, Robert Koon, Harold Mauney, Phil Koon, Robert Lawson, Bud Pannell and Randall Jeter.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Harley Mattox Jr.
TISHOMINGO – Harley Mattox Jr., 61, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 11, 2013, at his residence. He enjoyed playing the guitar. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is entrusted with arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Janet Mattox of Tishomingo; his mother, Marie Mattox of Nettleton; two sons, Jesse Mattox of Tishomingo and Newman Mattox (Misty) of Golden; three brothers, Ken Mattox of Nettleton, Harold Mattox of Saltillo and Norman Mattox (Shelia) of Saltillo; one grandchild, Jake Mattox of Golden; and a niece, Heather Mattox of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harley E. Mattox Sr.; a brother, George Mattox; and a sister, Linda Mattox.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Best Friends of Tishomingo – A Humane Society, 29 CR 176, Iuka, MS 38852.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

James Covington
BRUCE – James Lee Covington, 88, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born May 9, 1924, in Calhoun County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a farmer and a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Howard Covington and Verlie Davis Covington; his wife, Dora Pearl Hallum Covington; a grandchild, Donna Brown; a great-grandchild, Dillian Brown; two brothers, John Jeff Covington and Robert Covington; and one sister, Helen Howe.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. John Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Calhoun City. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Rodney (Brenda) Gene Covington of Southaven and Michael Lee Covington of Bruce; four grandchildren, Michael Brian Covington, Kimberly Michelle Smith, Heather Lee Bandy and Brad Ellison Covington; 10 great-grandchildren, Tyler Brown, Bryce Vanderhook, Timothy Vanderhook, Collin Vanderhook, Danielle Covington, Kayla Covington, Haley Covington, Jade Chapell, Jacob Chapell and Kennedy Covington; one sister, Motel Jenkins of Bruce; one brother, Norman Ray Covington of Memphis.
Pallbearers will be James Tyler Brown, Brad Covington, Brian Covington, Billy Keel, Mike Kirby, Ricky Simpson, Mike Smith and Collin Vanderhook.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Eugene Land
PONTOTOC – Eugene Allen Land, 47, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 18, 1966, in St. Louis, Mo., to Albert Eugene Rose and Estella Jergens Rose. He worked at Walmart in New Albany for many years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Inspired to help others, even with his death, he become an organ donor.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton with Bro. Dean Moody officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Dillard Land of Pontotoc; two daughters, Aleatha (Reaf) Kennedy and Katherine “Beth” Dillard, and one son, Christopher Land, all of Pontotoc; a grandson, Connor Kennedy, and a granddaughter, Haley Kennedy, both of Pontotoc; two brothers, James Land of Pontotoc and Albert (Linda) Rose of Oneonta, Ala.; four nieces and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Eugene Rose.
Pallbearers will be A.J. Rose, Kevin Rose, Cody Rose, James Rose, Keith Burton and Larry Dillard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Smith and Jessie Nejera.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Ruby Devaughn
BALDWYN – Ruby Devaughn, 99, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Paul Rorie
CORINTH – Paul David Rorie. 40, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was born on Dec. 29, 1972, in Nashville. His family moved to Northeast Mississippi shortly thereafter. He was a lifelong resident, mostly in Corinth. He attended Corinth, Alcorn Central and Booneville public schools while he was growing up, and later attended college at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville and the University of North Alabama in Florence, Ala. He worked for 12 years at Long Distribution in Corinth, then at Martin Industrial Supply for two years. At the time of his death he worked for Hagemeyer NA as a site manager for the Corinth and Prentiss tool cribs at Caterpillar. He was an active member at Church of the Crossroads, which he and his family faithfully attended. He was an avid reader and a poet. Among his favored activities were sailing, sport shooting, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Patience; his two daughters, Maura Faith and Neely Carson; his mother, Martha “Gwen” Rorie of Corinth; his three brothers, James “Tubby” Rorie of Corinth, John Rorie of Memphis and Jason Rorie (Misty) of Corinth; a sister, Roseayn Rorie of Corinth; and three nephews and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his father, David R. Rorie.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Church of the Crossroads with Pastor Nelson Hight, Chris Gass and Brent McCarty officiating. Rodney Cummings will do the eulogy. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Family will receive friends from 1 to 2:45 p.m. today at Church of the Crossroads.
Condolence can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.

Thomas Marshall
SALTILLO – Thomas Rodney Marshall, 60, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 9, 1953, in Tupelo to Walter Lee and Jimmie Lee Johnson Marshall. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and worked for the National Park Service on the Natchez Trace for 38 years. An avid NASCAR fan, he enjoyed riding his Harley and playing the guitar. A member of The Orchard, he was devoted to his faith and was also a member of the Emmaus Community. He loved his family and enjoyed the time they spent together.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jay Stanley officiating.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Darlene Marshall of Saltillo; his children, Zachary Marshall of the U.S Air Force, stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, and Jennifer LaMontagne (Eric) of Blue Springs; two brothers, Walter Franklin Marshall (Clara) of Horschton,Ga., and Larry Lee Marshall (Magdalene) of Verona; one sister, Polly Marshall Godwin (Randall) of Saltillo; two grandsons, Nicholas James and Ethan Hunter LaMontagne; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Jamie Madden
CORINTH – Jamie Brawner Madden died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Whitfield Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors of Corinth.
Mary Sue Brooks
TUPELO – Mary Sue Brooks, 85, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at The Leeper House of the Green Houses of Traceway Manor. She was born Dec. 6, 1927. She married Lawrence Wayne Brooks on Nov. 9, 1952. She was a member of Sherman Baptist Church, where she was active in WMU and served as church treasurer and one of the church hostesses. She worked at Reed’s Shoe Department and with her husband owned Lyle’s Shoe Store in Tupelo before retiring from Nephrology and Hypertension Associates in February 1997.
She is survived by one sister, Olivia Howell of Gaston; three children, L. Darwin Brooks of Belden, Dennis W. Brooks (Kathy) of Batesville, Ark., and Cheryl Brooks Ware (Jeff) of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Andrea Brooks Torrence (Jason) of Conway, Ark., Wesley Brooks (Kelsey) of Batesville, Ark., Jenny Ware, Jessica Ware and Jared Ware, all of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Brooks; her father and mother, George Darwin and Blanche Sewell Darwin; two sisters, Mildred Whitten and Georgia Williams; and one brother, Jesse Darwin.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm. Wednesday at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo with service at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Gowan Ellis will officiate.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Walter Howell, Bill Howell, Jerry Smith, Tony Williams, George Whitten and Walter Billingsley.
Memorials may be made to Sherman Baptist Church, Sherman, MS 38869.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

William Holland
SMITHVILLE – William Thomas Holland, 85, died on Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veterans’ Home in Oxford. Born Aug. 26, 1927, in Smithville, he was a son of the late George and Eva Alred Holland. He married Lela Scott in 1987. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a Mason. Guided by God and his family, he was a member of the Smithville Baptist Church. Before his retirement, he was a farmer and also sold farm implements. His hobbies included gardening, fishing, and building pea shellers.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Young Memorial Gardens in Smithville with Bro. Danny Burks officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Clara Perkins of Sardis and Pam Bolton of Batesville; one son, Danny Holland of Pontotoc; two sisters, Jessie Sullivan of Tupelo and Yvonne McCain of Walls; one brother, O.C. Holland of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter, Debbie Harwell; one sister, Pauline Bailey; and two brothers, George Holland and James Holland.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth Waycaster
SMITHVILLE – Elizabeth “Granny” Ritter Waycaster, 79, died Monday, March 11 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 20, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Esmond and Kattie Ritter. She married Buddy Waycaster, who precedes her in death. She was reared and attended school in Smithville. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a retired employee of Red Kap in Amory. A people person, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her church friends. Having a great sense of humor, she enjoyed going to church camp and pulling pranks on the kids, fishing, cooking, reading and traveling.
She is survived by her sons, Keith Rogers (Marilyn) of Becker, Kendall Waycaster of Becker, Randall Waycaster of Smithville and Rodney Waycaster (Cindy) of Becker; brother, Junior Ritter of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Jennifer Morris, Crystal Oliver, Daisy Tomlin, Matthew, Cory, Caleb, Nathan, Joshua, and Jonathan Waycaster; great-grandchildren, Lila Clayton, Abby Oliver, Candice Oliver, Brayden, Addison, and Molly Morris, Grady and Lily Irvin, and Carson Waycaster.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Glenda Waycaster; daughter in law, Donna Waycaster; and brother, Daryle Ritter.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Mac Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Young Memorial Garden.
Pallbearers will be Matthew, Caleb, Jonathan, Cory and Nathan Waycaster and Brayden Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Butch Barrett, Odeen Adams, Kenny Moffett, Van Hilt, Mike Steele, Willie Myatt and Ralph Mitchell.
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.

Tina Wood
EUPORA – Tina Foust Wood, 92, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Rosie Murray
PONTOTOC – Rosie Della “MeMe” Murray, 85, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was a homemaker and a sitter for the elderly. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren and her friends at the auction.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Clifton Waldron officiating. A private graveside service will follow at Friendship Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her three daughters, Carolyn Hicks (Ernest) of Hurricane, Pam Mizell (Melvin) of Lucedale and Cindy Collums (Steve) of Pontotoc; one son, Bobby Waldron; three stepsons; seven grandchildren, Justin Collums (Whitney), Haley-Rose Collums, Dustin Mizell, Lynn Burk (Christina), Janet Sykes (Eddie), Kenny Waldron (Tammy) and Catherine Elizabeth Waldron; 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and seven stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William “Bill” New and Rosie Elizabeth Warren New; her husbands, James Earl Waldron and Lee Murray; a daughter, Patsy Burk; two sons, Randy Waldron and Roger Waldron; and two sisters and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be Lynn Burk, Corey Burk, David Burk, Chris Burk, Garrett Craig and Kyle Plunk.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Donald McNutt
BLUE SPRINGS – Joe Donald McNutt, 72, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Community Hospice in Verona. He was the retired Union County Board of Supervisors road superintendent with 27 years of service. He was member of the Antioch Church of Christ. He enjoyed farming and truck patch farming.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Ministers Darrell Beard and Clyde Mize officiating. Burial in the Jones Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years Carol McNutt of Blue Springs; four daughters, Leticia Trippe (Howard) of Saltillo, Angie Horne (John) of Inverness, Tammy Roaton (Terry) of Blue Springs and Pam Rowan (Jeff) of New Albany; one son, Matt McNutt (Ashley) of Cleveland; three sisters, Josephine Gibson (Charles Ray) of Guntown, Dianne Bullock (Wayne) of Sherman and Geneva Brooks of Blue Springs; eight grandchildren, Drew Presley, Lauren Copeland (Josh), Dustin Presley, Madison Roaton, Morgan Campbell (Will), Witt Roaton, Zack Pannell and Hallie Horne; three great-grandchildren, Molly Beth White, Maggie Ann McNutt and Caysen McNutt; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Betty Mae McNutt; a daughter, Donna Teresa McNutt; and a sister, Joyce McNutt.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Coffee, Bruce Sanford, Norman Treadway, Bennie Rakestraw, Randy Owen and James Byers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Jordan, and the Union County road and maintence workers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.

Debbie Nave
BYHALIA – Debbie S. Nave, 49, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Rev. Bobby Lee
TUPELO – The Rev. Bobby Gerald Lee, 68, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at a nursing home in Jackson. He was born Feb. 13, 1945, in Franklin County to Albert and Iris Lee. He graduated from Delta State University and attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He taught school in Georgia and Mississippi and pastored churches in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama. His daughter, Lorinda, was the apple of his eye. He will most be remembered for his dry sense of humor and that he saw God in places easily missed by many.
Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Park Mausoleum with Dr. Gayle Alexander, the Rev. Chad Grayson and David Springer officiating. A special eulogy will be given by his daughter, Lorinda Lee. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is entrusted with the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Huddleston Lee; his daughter, Lorinda Lee of New York, N.Y.; his brothers, Glen (Peggy) and Gene (Evelyn) Lee of Meadville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, North Property, 300 N. Church St., Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Gregory Pye Sr.
MEMPHIS – Gregory Pye Sr., 52, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
Jessie Moore
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Jessie Moore, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Bethesda Hospital-East in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was formerly of Potts Camp.
Graveside services were Sunday, March 9, at Baptist Hill M.B. Church Cemetery in Potts Camp. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs was in charge of the arrangements.

William Webb
OXFORD – William Eugene Webb, 85, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his home in Lafayette County.
Services were Sunday, March 10, at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Interment was in Yellow Leaf Cemetery in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Elma Williams
MICHIGAN CITY – Elma Williams, 55, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at noon Wednesday at Mt. Bethel M.B. Church in Michigan City. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earceal Mitchell
WEST POINT – Earceal Mitchell, 79, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Dugan Nursing Home in West Point.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harvey Gray
FULTON – Harvey Gray, 95, died Monday, March 11, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Wayne Moss
HOULKA – Wayne Moss died Monday, March 11, 2013.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.southernfuneralchapel.com.

Robert Porter
CORINTH – Robert Allen “Coda” Porter, 54, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Ripley.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Joy Holloway
MICHIE, Tenn. – Joy Holloway, 73, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today.