Obituaries March 13, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Danny Hendrix
SHERMAN – Danny Kay Hendrix, 61, died Saturday, March 10, 2011, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born in Truman, Ark., in September 1951 to Ralph and Minnie Bryant Hendrix. He was a former employee of Boyd’s Flowers and he attended Locust Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed walking, flea markets, and growing vegetables and flowers.
Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Sammy Little officiating.
Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Brock (Joel) of Baldwyn; his son, Jeff Hendrix of Tupelo; grandchildren, Wesley Brock and Jayce Lee; a sister, Patty Porter of Heber Springs, Ark.; brothers, Tommy Hendrix and Galen Hendrix of Forrest City, Ark.; his fiancampée, Rebecca Wolfe of Tupelo; the mother of his children, Sharon Harrison of Tupelo; aunts, Wanda Crabb of Baldwyn, Joyce Macon of Forrest City, Ark., Edna Williams of Killen, Ala., and Oneida Potter of Mariana, Ark., and special friend, Tony Lee of Nettleton.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Andrew Brock; and two brothers, Lanny and Gale Hendrix.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to service time today.
Jack McIntosh
BOONEVILLE – John Walter “Jack” McIntosh, 85, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Alice E. Scott
WALNUT – Alice Elizabeth Scott, 66, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 30, 1945, to W.L. Phillips and Sarah Allison Phillips. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oakland Baptist Church with Bro. Micheal Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Church Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Bryant E. Scott of Walnut; one daughter, April Buse (Randy) of Belmont; one grandson, Reed Buse of Belmont and one brother, Bill Phillips (Barbara) of Oklahoma City, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Robert Buse, Ron Buse, Chad Jordan, Jonathan Jordan, Chris Bradford and Dusty Bradford.
The body will be placed in the church by noon today.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneral home.com.
Rickey Cardwell
CORINTH – Rickey Tate Cardwell, 50, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneral home.com.
Arlo Milam
RIENZI – Arlo B. Milam, 85, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his residence. He was a native of Tishomingo County. He was retired from General Motors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Marietta with Bro. Benny Milam officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are five children, Wanda Bozman of Dyersburg, Tenn., Roger Milam of South Bend, Ind., Benny Milam (Faye) of Corinth, Dretta Caballero (Larry) of Calumet City, Ill., and Mickey Milam of Rienzi; two brothers, Chester Milam (Norma Jean) and Jessie Milam (Martha); two sisters, Dorothy Anglin and Hilda Moore (Sonny); 12 grandchildren, David Robinson, Jeffrey Robinson, Lorena Smith, Dianna Milam, Dannis James, Sammy James, Olida Smith, Brenda Willis, Nina Woods, Leyna Jones, Christa Heiland and Audrey Milam; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Rumell Milam and Glenda Milan; five brothers, Eugene, Randy, James, Ray and A.E. Milam; and one sister, Linda Lane.
Pallbearers will be Tiny Lane, Rodney Moore, Bobby Milam, Steve Mills and Timmy Milam.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Lawrence Smith Jr.
RICHMOND – Lawrence Lee “Smitty” Smith Jr., 56, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his home. He was born in Pontotoc. He later lived in Memphis before moving to Tupelo, where he lived for 27 years until his death. He worked for Nationwide before becoming disabled. He loved fishing, NASCAR racing and being with family and friends.
The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the home at 184 CR 890 in the Richmond community in Lee County. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Mary Burns Smith; two sons, Christopher (Amanda) and Shawn (Tina); seven grandchildren, Christian, Chloe, Brandon, Alyssia, Jeremy, Austin and Hope; and two sisters, Ann Russell and Kay Jaber.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence L. Smith Sr.; his mother, Louise Smith and his grandparents, Clarence and Nora Smith.
Flowers may be sent to the home.
Mary Cummings
VERONA – Mary Cummings, 93, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
Dorothy D. McBroom
TUPELO – Dorothy Daisy “Dot” Waters McBroom, 92, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the Greenhouses at Traceway. A native of Prentiss County, she was born Dec. 24, 1919, to Guy Wesley Waters and Lena Tapp Waters. She was a member of Verona United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Verona United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clint McBroom officiating. A graveside service will follow at Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her two daughters, Carolyn McBroom Anglin (Wayne) of Holly Springs and Jeanette McBroom Coker (Rickey) of Tupelo; her son, Bill McBroom (Linda) of Shalimar, Fla.; sister, Janie Barnette of Denver, Colo.; brothers, Paul Waters (Connie) of Kenosha, Wis., and Guy Emmett Waters (Dot) of Memphis; six grandchildren, Bonita Mendenhall (Ronnie) of Brandon, Teresa Parker (Steve) of Tupelo, Michael Anglin (Teresa) of Olive Branch, Jim Anthony (Amy) of Tupelo, the Rev. Clint McBroom (Amy) of Pensacola Fla., Andrew McBroom (Angela) of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; and Melissa McBroom of Shalimar Fla., and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Travis McBroom, in 1990; her parents; and her brother, Forrest “Dee” Waters.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Andy McBroom, Jim Anthony, Michael Anglin, the Rev. Clint McBroom, Ronnie Mendenhall and Steve Parker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Verona Methodist Church, P.O. Box 370, Verona, MS 38879.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Johnnie E. Welden
MEMPHIS – Johnnie Elizabeth Wolfe Welden, 87, died Thursday, March 8, 2012. She was born Aug. 22, 1924. She was retired from Plough Inc., where she worked for 25 years.
Services were Sunday, March 11, at the Collierville Funeral Home in Collierville, Tenn. Burial was in Memory Hill Gardens in Bartlett, Tenn.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Robinson, Ann Mitchell and Joyce Waite; eight grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mattie White; her husband, Leroy Welden; one sister, Martha Evans; one brother, Jackie White and one son, John Ed Hendrix.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be left at www.colliervillefuneral.com.
Bob Steele
FULTON – Bob Steele, 83, was born to the late Delmus and Stella Dulaney Steele on Aug. 1, 1929. He went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the love of his life, Nita, on Monday, March 12, 2012. He cherished his children and grandchildren, but absolutely adored his seven great-grandchildren and especially Ally Grace’s curls. Flowers were his life. He started delivering flowers for Bonnie Debow’s Flower Shop, then worked for Bill White’s Flower Shop. He then started Bob Steele’s Flower Shop in 1957, where he worked side-by-side with his wife, Nita. He dedicated his life and career to being there for his customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He was a former member of Lion’s Club and Woodmen of the World and a member of the ICDC. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Mike Deaton and Paula Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his daughters, Cindy Barnes and Karen (Bill) Shotts, and his son, Joey (Jana) Steele, all of Fulton; grandchildren, Betsy (Brian) Grezenski, Brent (Jenny) Farrar, Melissa (Derek) Doyle, Josh (Alisha) Steele, Chelsea Steele, Colton (Elizabeth) Tally and Shana (Jon) Tatum; his great-grandchildren, Coleman, Hayden, Ally Grace Doyle, Carson Quince, Gatlin and Fischer Farrar, and Kyleigh Steele; brother, Dan (Dena) Steele of Tupelo; special cousin, Jane Riley of Marietta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nita Steele, and a brother, Fred Steele.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Canup, B.J. Canup, Johnny Graham, Harold Bishop, Brock Bishop and V.H. Pate Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 today and from 7 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Bonnie Jo Horne
BURNSVILLE – Bonnie Jo Horne, 73, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Spirit and Truth Nondenominational Church. Burial will be in Harmony Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Magnollia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the church until service time.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Stanley Dees
MT. PLEASANT – Stanley Eugene Dees, 55, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be at DeSoto Memorial Gardens in Southaven.
Bobby Tubbs Sr.
OXFORD – Bobby Gail Tubbs Sr., 77, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Anchor Cemetery in Lafayette County. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
Imogene Cayson
TUPELO – Imogene Elizabeth Cayson, 84, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Cohen House, Green Houses. She was born Nov. 16, 1927, in Sherman to Talmadge Bruce and Veron Phillips Bruce. She lived in the Tupelo area all her life. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4057 and a member of Open Door Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Frank Cayson and the Rev. Mark Cayson officiating. Private burial will follow in Union Cemetery at Belden.
Survivors include her son, Jimmy Cayson (Kaye) of Nettleton; daughter, Patsy Harris of Tupelo; sister, Virginia Bruce Jernigan of Verona; three grandchildren, Teresa Swain (David), Jennifer Sprayberry (David) and Abby Lishman; six great-grandchildren, McCaleb Lishman, Anna Claire Robinson, Ashley Sprayberry, Colby Sprayberry, Colin Sprayberry and Caleb Sprayberry, and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lamar Bruce and Wade Bruce and one sister, Janie Goolsby.
Pallbearers will be Butch Bates, Kenny Bates, Colin Sprayberry, Colby Sprayberry, Caleb Sprayberry and McCaleb Lishman.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Open Door Baptist Church, 746 Post St., Tupelo, MS 38804.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Uras Gillespie
PONTOTOC – Uras L. Gillespie, 95, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Joe Ferguson
TUPELO – Joseph W. “Joe” Ferguson Sr. died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born in Carrolton, Ala., to the Rev. Dabb and Annie Bell Ferguson. He accepted Christ at the age of 9 at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Fulton. He later joined Second Baptist Church in Verona. He was a graduate of East High School Class of 1967. His career was teaching and coaching basketball. He was awarded his first basketball scholarship to Mississippi Valley State in 1967. He attended for one semester and then decided to transfer to Itawamba Junior College, where he was awarded a full two-year scholarship from 1967-1969. After graduating from IJC, he was awarded another scholarship to Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs. He was a 1971 graduate of Mississippi Industrial College with a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education. He was the girls basketball and track coach for 26 years at Nettleton School. He was named Lee County Girls Basketball Coach of the Year from 1993-96. He was inducted into the ICC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the ICC Davis Events Center in Fulton with Pastor Roy Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Church Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Velma Ferguson, whom he married Aug. 22, 1971; one son, Jason (Gena) Ferguson of Davie, Fla.; two grandsons, Jason II and Geno Ferguson; two brothers, Rev. Roy (Coleen) Ferguson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and William (Lillian) Ferguson of Flint, Mich.; five sisters, Eloise (Kenneth) Stubbs of Fulton, Martha (Louis) Henderson of Starkville and Mary (Joe) Bean, Georgia Casey and Nell Ferguson all of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert “Bud” Ferguson and Dabb Ferguson Jr.
The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit nljones andson.com.
Hubert Brown
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Hubert Reid Brown, 79, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Millington Health Care in Millington, Tenn. He was a retired machine operator at Sealtest/Kraft Foods, where he worked for 33 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Lafayette Springs/Laodicea Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Rhonda Max (Tim) of Bartlett, Tenn.; two sons, Owen Reid Brown (Ann) of Bartlett, Tenn., and Ricky Brown of Memphis; one sister, Betty Brown Lewis (Robert) of Olive Branch; four grandchildren, Chris Brown, Megan Hubbard, Bret Max and Lindsey Max and one great-granddaughter, Kaelyn Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert White Brown and Mary Ethel Waldrop Brown; his wife, Naomi Jarrett Brown; and a grandson, Chase Brown.
Pallbearers will be Bret Max, Tim Max, Chris Brown, Kirby Hubbard, Reid Brown and Ricky Brown.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Beverly Pasco
SARAH – Beverly Ann Pasco, 64, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Duron Elam
TUPELO – Duron Elam, 64, died Monday, March 12, 2-12, at the Homeplace in Saltillo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Eardist Ware
ABERDEEN – Eardist Bell Ware, 86, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
R.D. Brown
BRUCE – R.D. “Junior” Brown, 85, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Blytheville, Ark. He was a seaman 1st class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a retired trucker and a former deputy sheriff in Calhoun County. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Benny Hill officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Bennie Casey Brown of Bruce; his daughter, Brenda Roane Weeks (James) of Bruce; one son, Bob Brown of Bruce; one sister, Sue Brown Sanders of McKenzie, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Lisa Roane Langford (Buck), Ginger Roane Dishman (Clint) and B.J. Brown, all of Bruce and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph D. Brown and Eva Neal Brown; two brothers, M.A. Brown and Pete Brown; and a grandson, Barry Brown.
Pallbearers will be B.J. Brown, Cecil Brown, Jackie Brown, Mike Brown, Ronnie Brown, Steve Brown, Dale Ghyers and Dennis Kee.
Honorary pallbearers will be L.C. Austin, Donald Brown, Charles Chrestman, Joe Cowsert, Thomas McNeal and Ricky Jo White.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made @www.parkermemorialfuneral homes.com.
Janice Saylors
BOONEVILLE – Janice L. Saylors, 68, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Nov. 25, 1943, in Prentiss County. She worked at Brown Shoe Company in Booneville and Tyrone Hydraulics in Corinth. She also owned and operated a beauty shop in Booneville and worked for Prentiss County as a jailer. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed fishing, and most of all, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Wayne Smith conducting and Bro. Danny Stites speaking. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Thelmer Saylors, whom she married on Sept. 27, 1957; a daughter, Sharon Voyles (Tim) of Booneville; a son, Kenny Ray Saylors (Rebecca Cochran) of Booneville; her mother, Naomi Swindle Newby of Booneville; grandchildren, Logan Voyles, April Saylors, Coley Ray Saylors, Cory Voyles and Clay Voyles; great-grandchildren, Taylin Saylors, Tregan Saylors and Peyton Voyles.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tim Saylors; her father, William Marion J.T. Newby; three brothers, Billy Newby, Donnie Newby and Kenneth Newby and an infant great-grandson, Landon Saylors.
Pallbearers are Clay Voyles, Sammy Howell, Jamie Holloway, Cory Voyles, James Olive and Brian Saylors.
Honorary pallbearers are Logan Voyles and Coley Ray Saylors.