Obituaries March 14, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Johnnie Morton
TUNICA – Johnnie Morton, 66, security employee for Hollywood Casino, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Wilson, Ariz., to Bill and Willie Maxwell. She was a Navy Veteran and a Baptist.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Misty Stubblefield of Southaven and Heather Jenkins of Stafford, Va.; two brothers, Floyd Maxwell of Olive Branch and Charles Maxwell of Mooreville; six grandchildren, Dustin, Cory, Chase, Taylor, Jazmin and Leah; and her dear companion, Jack Scott.
Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Jessica Fields
VERONA – Jessica Fields 47, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announce later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
Elsie Vazquez
TUPELO – Elsie Jones Vazquez, 93, died Tuesday, March 12, 2010, at her home after an extended illness. She was born in Northport, Ala., on June 4, 1916, to Exie Cora and Berkley Montgomery Jones. She attended cosmetology school and then owned her own business, Elsie’s Beauty Shoppe, in Columbus for over 60 years. She had made her home in Tupelo since 1987 and was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church. She loved her church and her Sunday School Class. She was a charter member of the Columbus Pilot Club for 50 years and later became active in the Tupelo Chapter. She was also a member of the Sorosis Club and the WMU. She was the sunshine of her family’s lives and loved them more than anything. She enjoyed cooking and baking and especially loved having her family over every Sunday after church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Harrisburg Baptist Church with the Rev. David Langerfeld and the Rev. David Smith officiating. A graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Gardens in Columbus. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Jane Crowe of New York and Harriet Miller (Mike) of Tupelo; her sister, Eldra Shehady; three grandchildren, Jason Miller (Shelley) of Tupelo, Jennifer Miller of Franklin, Tenn., and Emil Johansson of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren, Davis Miller and Dylan Miller of Tupelo.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, William Harry Crowe and James Crispin Vazquez; five brothers, Lloyd Jones, Reber Jones, Kenney Jones, Jack Jones and Nathan Jones; and two sisters, Lou Cole and Vera Jones Sykes.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Bert Duncan, Mike Ferris, Dr. Smokey Young, Walt Dunn, Ricky Jackson, Bill Hannah, Jason Miller, Paul Backstrom and Emil Johansson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Alan Flowers, Dr. Hughes Milam and Lucy Judson, her special angel and caregiver.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the church.
Memorials may be made to The Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803; or Harrisburg Baptist Church, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd. Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Orin McCarley
SILVER SPRINGS, Md. – Orin McCarley, 89, formerly of Booneville, died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Montgomery General Hospital in Silver Springs, Md., after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Harry Sumrall
AMORY – Harry L. Sumrall, 62, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Kathryn Green
SALTILLO – Kathryn Hudson Green, 92, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Tupelo Rehab Center in Tupelo. She was born June 16, 1917. She was employed at Hancock Fabric in Corinth for many years. She was an active member of Saltillo First United Methodist Church. She was also an active member of Christ United Methodist Church in Corinth until 1997, when she moved to Saltillo. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed sewing, reading and entertaining others as “Luvenia Purplegrass.”
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son, William Daniel Green of Lenexa, Kan.; her daughter, Nancy Kathryn Green McReynolds, and her husband, Paul of Guntown; five granddaughters, Nichole Cowling and her husband, Doug, Ashley Ralston and her husband, Patrick, Meredith DeNoon and her husband, Tony, Heather Uithoven and her husband, Scott and Wendy Williams and her fiance, John Hayes; eight great-grandchildren, Daniel Cowling, Kate Ralston, Megan Ralston, Jack Ralston, Anthony DeNoon, Nathan DeNoon, Jacob Uithoven and Jonah Uithoven; a brother, Fred Hudson and his wife, Arlene of Corinth; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Green; a daughter-in-law, Sylvia Quave Green; her father, Paul Albin Hudson; her mother, Katie Mae Fullilove Hudson; and a brother, James P. Hudson
Pallbearers will be Ricky Stockton, James L. Cornelius, Lyle Dickerson, Gary Hudson, Jerry Green, J.P. Atkins, Richard Collins and Erik Hamilton
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Saltillo First United Methodist Church, 735 Cr 521, Saltillo, MS 38866 or Christ United Methodist Church in Corinth.

Ona Mobley
CHEROKEE, Ala. – Ona Mobley, 96, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Shoals Hospital. She was a member of Asphalt Rock Baptist Church
Services will be at 11a.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy George and Bro. Andy Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Margerum Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Don Mobley of Cherokee, Toney Mobley (Amanda) of Iuka and Kenneth Mobley (Paulette) of Iuka; one daughter, Ann Thompson (Terry) of Cherokee; one sister-in-law, Annie Mae Mauldin of Cherokee; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Mobley; and sons James, Charles and R.M. Mobley
Pallbearers will be Cole Mobley, Corey Mobley, Alan Mobley, Michael Rutland, Stephen Mobley and Tim Owens.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wallace Handley, and Buddy Mauldin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Asphalt Rock Baptist Church .
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Ophelia Beckworth
MYRTLE – Ophelia Mahan Beckworth, 88, died Friday, March 12, 2010. She was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Union County to Arkle and Salley Bell Tarrance Mahan. She was a homemaker and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She also attended West Tallahatchie Baptist Church. She was the widow of Glen Beckworth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service with the Rev. Bobby Casteel officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha S. Cook of Myrtle; one son, Bobby M. Beckworth of Leakey, Texas; two sisters, Sue Calcedo of Orange County, Calif., and Kellen Guess of Tupelo; one brother, Kent Mahan of Kaneville, Ill.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and six brothers.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Archie Moore
GUNTOWN – Archie B. Moore, 75, died Friday March 12, 2010, at the Tupelo Nursing Facility after an extended illness. He attended Mayfield Church of God. He was a retired mechanic. He enjoyed squirrel hunting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Danny Robbins officating. Burial will be in the Campbelltown Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy Moore (Lisa) of Guntown; three daughters, Peggy Rogers of Wheeler, Becky Moreland and Patricia Parker (Bobby), both of Guntown; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Capp and Bessie Moore; his wife; Judy Moore; one son, Danny Ray Moore; one brother, Carlton Moore; and one sister, Imogene Sanders
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ray Moore, Joseph Dalton Moore, Jessie B. Moore, Cody Moore, Christopher Lee Moreland and Dustin Moreland.

Chalmer Shidell
BOONEVILLE – Chalmer Dale Shidell, 58, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at the University of Alabama in Birmingham after a brief illness. Chalmer was born on Nov. 30, 1951, in Wausau, Wis., to George Alvin and Mary Fitch Shidell. He was a former employee of Parker Hannifan.
Services will be held at a later date in Wausau, Wis.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Stankowski Shidell; two sons, Jim Shidell and Greg Shidell, all of Booneveille; and one sister, Charlotte Zyduck (Stanley) of Schofield, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Beverly Ann Shidell and Sally Kay Fons.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Demetria Parrish
CORINTH – Demetria “Dee” Hopper Parrish, 84, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Cornerstone Health and Rehab.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at McPeters Chapel. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Pinevale Children’s Home.

Jimmy Jones
WALNUT – Jimmy Doil Jones, 73, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Marjorie Stephens
FULTON – Marjorie Alma Stephens, 88, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was born May 22, 1921, in Paden, Miss., to Willis Byron and Eliza Shackleford South. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus, where she lived for 21 years in Trinity Place Retirement Community. She was retired from Blue Bell Inc. in Tishomingo after working there for more than 30 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Stanley McGill officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Terry Stephens (Louise) of Hendersonville, Tenn.; two daughters, Madrid Amerson (Donnie) and Margaret Wade (Mackey), both of Fulton; five grandchildren, Greg Stephens, Kim Stephens, Jane Dotson, Emily Turner and Laurie Cagle; three great-grandchildren, Bud Dotson, Wes Dotson and Maggie Turner; one sister, Hester Sartain of Tupelo; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvis Stephens; an infant son, Sidney Ray Stephens; her parents; one brother, Melvin South; and four sisters, Gertie Byram, Lorene Gortney, Nellie Deaton and Ilene Green.
Pallbearers will be Bud Dotson, Wes Dotson, Ricky Dotson, Corey Cagle, Charles South and Greg Stephens.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Howard Delbridge
HOLLY SPRINGS – Howard Gene Delbridge, 42, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Cordova Health and Rehab in Cordova, Tenn.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Strawberry MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until 12:55p.m. Monday at the church.

Larry McCarter
TUPELO – James ‘Larry’ McCarter, 67, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at his home in Macedonia. He was born Nov. 25, 1942, to Benjamin F. and Robbie Ellen Gambrell McCarter. He was a lifelong resident of Macedonia. He graduated from Sherman High School and was a graduate of Mohler Barber College in Memphis. He served in the Army Reserve from 1960 until 1963.
He retired after 41 years of service at the Central Barber Shop in the West Main Shopping Center in Tupelo. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Sammy Lansdell and the Rev. Terry Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Northwest of Belden.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Hawkins McCarter; one daughter, Robbie Ellen Montgomery (Doug); two sons, James Larry “Jay” (Jolie) and Matt McCarter; one sister, Loretta Hettler (Jim), all of Macedonia; two brothers, Joe McCarter of Macedonia and Neal McCarter of Madison; a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law, John and Lynn Jemison of Kingwood, Texas; seven grandchildren, Drake, Mattison, Trey, Hunter and Callie Sue McCarter, and Abbi and Ellie Montgomery; and his aunt, Polly Thomason of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepmother, Lora McCarter.
Pallbearers will be Sidney Holcomb, Paul Taylor, Rick Crone, Tim McCarter, John Rice, Dude Gambrell, Max Moore and Mike Duckworth.
Honorary Pallbearers will be James Larry “Trey” McCarter III, Drake McCarter, Hunter McCarter, Jon McCarter, Ben McCarter, James Jemison, Hank Jemison and Ike McCarter.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312, American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.