By NEMS Daily Journal
HOUSTON – Joyce Booth Cole, 73, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013. She was born Feb. 21, 1940, in Paynes to Charles Booth and Doris Denley Booth. She enjoyed watching ladies basketball games, especially her University of Tennessee Volunteers. She loved her dogs, especially her 12-year-old Pomeranian, Jasmine and Paisley, and her 16-year-old Precious, that passed away. She loved her adopted granddaughter, Randi Farley, and her special “Wee One” Olivia Woods. She enjoyed working in her yard and loved flowers of all kinds. She was an awesome cook and was especially well known for her famous caramel cakes. She very much loved and appreciated her special “Cook and Mailman” Ronnie Cole; and her caregivers, Mrs. Rhonda and Mrs. Robbie from Hospice. She was a member of Houston Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home in Houston with Bro. Kenneth Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Cole of Houston; one daughter, Brenda Cole of Houston; one sister, Linda Palmer (Darrell) of Bowlingreen, Ky.; four brothers, Larry Booth (Gail) of Charleston, Dewayne Booth (Carmen) of Van Vleet, Mike Booth (Vickie) of Houston and Doyle Booth (Myra) of McCondy; and one nephew/son, Jerry Gravat of Houston, and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Doris Booth; and one sister, Donna Booth Gravat.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Palmer Jr., John Gravat Jr., Jeff Gravat, Doyle Booth Jr., Keith Cole, Kevin Booth, Channing Lansdell, Corey Vaughn, Dustin Martin, Denny Booth and Craig Rutledge .
Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Pounds, Preston Cole, Cooper Copeland and Blake Booth.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 14, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, St. Jude Hospital, Tupelo Humane Society or North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice.
For online condolences visit, www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
ABERDEEN – Merion Blanchard, 66, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 6, 1947, to Louise Newman. She attended Shivers High School. She worked for the Aberdeen School District as a cook at Aberdeen Middle School for 19 years. She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Aberdeen. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and watching westerns movies and television shows.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Aberdeen. Pastor James A. Cook will officiate. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Blanchard of Jackson; her son, Kevin Blanchard of Aberdeen; her granddaughter, K’mahyar Blanchard of Aberdeen; her brothers, Milton Blanchard (Linda) of Memphis and William Blanchard of Chicago; her aunts, Virginia Watkins of Aberdeen, Ida Blanchard of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary Avery and Susie Blanchard of Chicago; uncle, Charles Blanchard of Milwaukee, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Newman, and her uncles, James Blanchard and Willie Guy Blanchard.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday with family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. The body will lie in rest one hour prior to services.
CORINTH – James Harold Essary, 76, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was born Aug. 22, 1936, to Clifton and Alton Essary.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his children, Teresa Lambert and Bitsy Nash, both of Corinth, Denise Hughes of Ringo, Ga., Wayne Kirk of Collierville, Tenn., Donna Myrick of Eads, Michele Thomas of Lafayette, Ind., Kim Essary Wylie of Smithville; sisters, Eva Sue McCreary and Kathy Huff, both of Corinth; brothers, Bobby Joe Essary of Corinth and Benny (Carolyn) Essary of Crownsville, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, James “Jimmy” Essary Jr.; brothers, Jay and Norbin Essary; and a sister, Clyte Morrow.
Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
ECRU – Mattie Lean Higginbottom Young, 65, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. A native of Lafayette County, she was the daughter of Newt and Blanchie Parham Higginbottom. She was a liflelong member of Ecru Second Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent, choir member and past president of the usher board. She loved people and always wore a smile. She love to bake from scratch.
Celebration of life sevices will be 1 p.m. Friday at Ecru Second Baptist Church. The Rev Terry Baber will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Prettis Young Sr. of Ecru; three sons, Prettis (Tasha) Young and Patrick (Christina) young, all of Ecru, and Perry (Hope) Young of Noxapater; five sisters, Lucy Jenkins of Ecru, Ora Lee Vaughn, Helen Ivy and Beatrice Griffin, all of St. Louis, Mo., and Connie Anderson of Chicago; five brothers, Willie Chester Higginbottom of Fayettevillle, N.C., Arthur Lee Higginbottom of Ft. Madison, Iowa, Oscar Higginbottom of Racine, Wis., Robert Higginbottom of Atlanta, Ga., and Gene Higginbottom of Chicago; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
TUPELO – Marie Bridges Campbell, 65, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 16, 1948, to Pete and Jettie Bridges. She was co-owner of Campbell’s Upholstery in Sherman, where she worked until she became disabled. She was a Baptist.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ricky Parks and the Rev. Greg Thomas officiating. Private burial will follow in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Sherman. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Bobby Campbell of the Macedonia community; one son, Richard Goggins of Memphis; two stepsons, Gary (Teresa) Campbell of Endville and Greg (Cindy) Hughes of Saltillo; four grandchildren, Amanda (Brock) Puckett, Greyson (Meredith) Campbell, Taylor Hughes and Hunter Hughes; one great-grandchild, Cora Grey Puckett; four sisters and one brother, Nell White of Starkville, June Wilhite of Pontotoc, Janice Cruise of Ecru, Donald (Lynda) Bridges of Wingo, Ky., and Barbara (William) White of Blue Springs; 10 nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; one great-great-nephew and one great-great-niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one nephew.
Pallbearers will be Greyson Campbell, Hunter Hughes, Brock Puckett, Jason White, Scotty White and Tommy White.
Memorials may be sent to Memphis/Shelby County Humane Society, 935 Farm Road, Memphis, TN 38134.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BALDWYN – Carl Edward “Bud” Reynolds, 74, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born on March 15, 1938, in Baldwyn to Durant Reynolds and Josie Tyra Reynolds. He was a member of the Baldwyn First Christian Church. He married Eunice McCoy on Nov. 16, 1963. He graduated from Baldwyn High School in 1957. He enlisted in the Navy after graduation and served for four years. After leaving the Navy he enrolled at Northeast Community College. After graduating, he enrolled in Memphis State University and graduated in 1968 with a degree in education, He taught and coached at Belmont, Alcorn Central and Baldwyn, retiring in 1992. He loved raising flowers and growing vegetables. Fishing was his favorite pastime and he especially enjoyed spending time fishing with his brother, Jap Reynolds. He did carpentry work during the summer and loved working with antiques.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Chris Burrows officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Eunice Reynolds of Baldwyn; two daughters, Regina Reynolds of Guntown and Tracy Presley (Charles Presley) of Baldwyn; one granddaughter, Shanna McCarley (Shea) McCarley; grandson, Justin Lominick; two great-grandsons, Maddox and Hayden McCarley of Baldwyn; two nieces, Becky Baxter (Rawdy) Baxter and Susan Phillips (Al).
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alicia Dawn Reynolds; his mother and father, Durant and Josie Reynolds; his brother, Jap Reynolds; sister-in-law, Erline Reynolds; and a double first cousin, Geraldine Garrett Watson.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
BELDEN – Clytee Wood, 98, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice. She was born in Lee County on Jan. 4, 1915, to James and Maude Spearman. She spent her early married life farming and raising her children. After grandchildren came along, she was helping to teach them. She loved to travel, and after her husband passed away, she took trips with the Belden Baptist Church group, family and friends. She loved holidays and good times at home with her family, and she always took the time to be there for them when they were sick or in need. The green thumb of the family, she loved gardening and raising flowers.
Private stateroom services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo with the Rev. Jim Holcomb and the Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her daughter, Marion Frances Williams (George); three grandchildren, Terry Williams (Dianne), Mitch Williams and Wanda Williams Brewer; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Weems (Mitch), Elaine Collins, T.J. Williams (Amanda), Taylor Williams, Pam Warrington (Ryan) and Christy Burrow (Lee); 12 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three special friends whom she loved as daughters, Christine King, Tara Sneed and Ember Sneed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Wood; daughter, JoAnn Morgan; sister, Estelle Markham; seven brothers, Clovis, Henry, Ernest, Oscar, Cecil, Virgil and R.Q. Spearman; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and continue from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
WEST POINT – Robert E. “Bob” Valentine, 73, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He was born April 30, 1939, to Elton Lee and Hazel Kendrick Valentine. He married Bobbie Crosswhite Valentine on Jan. 13, 1967. He was retired from a career as an insurance salesman, where he achieved the status of Certified Life Underwriter. He served in the U.S. Air Force. A member of First Baptist Church in West Point, he was a man of varied interests. He loved to travel, work in his yard and around his home, and being around his family. An avid reader, he kept up with national politics vigorously, spending much of his time watching Fox News, and local sporting events, favoring those involving his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed music and especially delighted in torturing his family with his piano or keyboard.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Calvert Funeral Home in West Point. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery at Una.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bobbie Crosswhite Valentine; five children, Vicki (David) Ray of West Point, Doug (Cherie) Johnson of Saltillo, Robert E. “Bobby” Valentine Jr. of Munford, Tenn., Kenneth Lee (Misty) Valentine of Lexington, Tenn., and Daphne (Chad) Ryan of Decatur, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, Brandon (Amanda) Walker of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Caitlyn N. Walker, Justin Ryan and Jessica Ryan, all of West Point, Erica (Terry) Gray, Caroline Valentine and Jada Valentine, all of Munford, Tenn., Kurtis Valentine; Dallas Davis, Jesse Davis; Wyatt Davis and Ryder Davis, all of Lexington, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda V. Vandergriff of Munford, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Terry and Jerry Valentine; sister, Mary Valentine; and a great-grandson, Ryder Lee Gray.
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Brandon Walker, Justin Ryan and Kurtis Valentine; and Tommy Henley, Kenny Ingram and Charlie Whatley.
Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Crosswhite, Dr. John Cox and his staff, the Bible Learners Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, Charlie Dimino and his friends at Cigar Charlie’s, and Paula Miller.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Friends of the Bryan Public Library, 338 Commerce St., West Point, MS 39773; or to First Baptist Church Early Childhood Ministry, P.O. Box 794, West Point, MS 39773; or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
BRAZORIA, Texas – Alfred “Ross” Young, 79, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at his home. He was born June 15, 1933, in Houlka to Ross and Amy Chrestman Young. He was a retired Teamsters driver for Chemical Leaman with 25-plus years service and an excess of 2 million safely-driven miles. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He loved to play basketball with his kids. He enjoyed telling stories and spending quality time with his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria, Texas. Pastor Ernie Hutchings will officiate. Burial will follow at Restwood Memorial Park in Lake Jackson, Texas.
He is survived by his children, Debbie Young and Bobbie Warneke, Denise Kemp (Billy), both of Churchill, Texas, Johnny Young (Linda) of Houston, Diane Weatherford (Denny) of Tupelo; grandchildren, Jake Young (Ginger), Jennifer Kilgore (Russell), all of Houston, Brittany Weatherford of Tupelo, Michael Alford (Kory) of Alvin, Texas; Jessica Norris (Anthony) of Angleton, Texas, Matthew Tyson (Angela) of Splendora, Texas, Dilan and Kade Tyson, and Katherine Kemp, all of Brazoria, Texas; brothers, Gary “Hubby” Young (Mary Frances) of Saltillo, Danny Young (Brenda) of Houlka; sisters, Martha Kay Cunningham (Jack) of Seminole, Fla., Kathy Austin (Bruce) of Houlka; seven great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; special lifelong friends and fellow drivers, Larry Kerley of Angleton, Texas, and James Chambers of Clute, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Joan Reeder Young and Mary Laverne Young; his parents; a son, Michael Ross Young; a daughter, Karen Young Tyson; and brothers, Ronnie Young and Hayes Young.
Pallbearers will be Michael Alford, Matthew Tyson, Denny Weatherford, Dilan Tyson, Johnny Young and Anthony Norris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis and Kade Tyson.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.dixonfuneralhome.com.
HOUSTON – Jake Rowan Vanlandingham, 7 months, died Monday, March 11, 2013. He was born Aug. 12, 2012, to Barry and Rory Vanlandingham.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Arbor Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Ray officiating. Burial will be at Arbor Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his parents, Barry and Rory Vanlandingham of Houston; three sisters, Chloe of Kentucky, Sarah of Starkville, and Olivia Claire Vanlandingham of Houston; two brothers, Logan and Gage Vanlandingham of Houston; grandparents, Inez Vanlandingham (Leland Foster) of Houston, and Tom and Janet Taggart of Bunker Hill, Kan.; aunts and uncles, Ronnie Vanlandingham (Linda) of Houston, Shirley Kirkpatrick (Greely) of Nixa, Mo., Penne Bagley (Paul) of Madison, Lacy Hammack (Josh) of Russell, Kan., and Aimee Rodgers of Oxford (Preston Boutot); and numerous cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Gene Vanlandingham; his grandmother, Linda Rodgers; and his uncle, Calvin Vanlandingham.
Pallbearers will be Logan Vanlandingham, Paul Bagley, Mike Boyce and Glenn Crawford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Jackson, 2524 N. State St., Jackson MS 39216.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
EVERGREEN – Howard Lee McDaniel, 83, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 3, 1929, to Ronald Earl and Carrie Mae Patterson McDaniel. He retired from Evans Lumber Company after 25 years of service and then drove a paper route for the Daily Journal for three years. He was a volunteer fire chief for the Evergreen Community Volunteer Fire Department. He served as caretaker of New Chapel Cemetery for 24 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Mike Hunter officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Wilma Jean McDaniel; his children, Mike McDaniel (Kyung) of Woodbridge, Va., Denise Williams (Ronnie) of Blakely, Ga., Danna Gause (Barkley) of Tallahassee, Fla., and Darren McDaniel of Pensacola, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Robby Waggoner and special daughter-in-law, Regina, of Nettleton, and Kathy Waggoner of St. Louis, Mo.; one stepgrandchild; two sisters, Sudie Burt and Jodie Laney, both of Evergreen; and a sister-in-law, Irene McDaniel of Mooreville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Eugene McDaniel; and one sister, Ruth Arken.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Martin, Bill Shumpert, Bob Shumpert, Hershell Bennett, Lee Allen Wright and Chris Gillentine.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Gillentine, Phillip Waycaster, Robby Waggoner and Dave Mincher.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Chapel Cemetery, c/o Phillip Waycaster, 1191 Section Line Road, Nettleton, MS 38858.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
OXFORD – Russell Ralph “Russ” Leggitt, 69, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was born Lafayette County to Kathryn French Leggitt and the late James Russell Leggitt. He was a retired telephone engineer with Bellsouth Telephone Company. He was a member of Enterprise Church of Christ in Myrtle. He was an avid tractor collector and restorer and enjoyed working with wood.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with Minister Jay Tidwell officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery in Oxford.
He is survived by his wife Martha Boatright Leggitt of Oxford; his mother, Kathryn French Leggitt; a daughter, Kimberly Leggitt Pack (Shawn) of Benton, Ark.; two sisters, Lanita Bishop and Brenda Hollowell, both of Oxford; two brothers, Ronnie Leggitt of Oxford and Wesley Leggitt of Plymouth, Minn.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Enterprise Church of Christ Building Fund, 1005 CR 14, Myrtle, MS 38650.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Charles Clark Sr.
ECRU – Charles Troy Clark Sr., 61, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. He loved the Lord, his wife of 40 years, his three children, his 10 grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He loved animals, flower gardening, camping, fishing and helping neighbors.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Chaplain David Lamon will officiate, and Jerry Horton will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in Martintown Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Foreman Clark; daughter, Kristy Roberts (Bill); sons, Stephen Clark (Lisa) and Charles “Chucky” Clark II (Amy); 10 grandchildren; three sisters, Anne Kelly (Junior), Betty Henry (Keith) and Celia Clark; three brothers, Palmer T. Clark (Melinda), John Clark (Ellen) and James Clark; special brother, Robert Foreman of the home; a host of nieces and nephews; a host of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and his caregivers, Phillip, Blake, Brittany, Becky, Kim and Bobbie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Clark Sr. and Dovie Smith Clark; and brothers, Lee Clark, William “Bay” Clark, Ben Clark Jr., Eugene (Isish) Clark, Wayne Clark and two infant brothers.
Pallbearers will be Bill Roberts, Ron Renfrow, Ron Saams, Charlie Forester, Dean Carroll and Bruce Carroll.
Honorary pallbearers will be Elizabeth Clark, Richard Clark, Whitney Roberts, Kacey Mann, Dalton Mann, Patrick Roberts, Meagan Clark, Hunter Clark, Jazzman Clark and Deanna Clark.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the Camellia Home Hospice.
Malcolm Darnell Sr.
MERIDIAN – Malcolm Allen Darnell Sr., 73, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at his home. He served in the U.S. Air Force. After leaving the military he began working for the railroad and spent the next 41 years in management at the Meridian and Bigbee Railroad and the Jefferson Warrior in Birmingham before retiring in 2001. After retiring from the railroad he worked several more years at Tedder Door and Window until his health deteriorated and he was unable to continue. He loved the railroad and all the people he worked with and enjoyed the monthly lunch get together with his fellow retirees until health issues prevented his attending. He was one of the pioneer members of the Parkinson’s support group in Meridian but again his participation was limited because of his illness. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church and served many years as Discipleship Training director and as a Sunday School teacher. He loved the Lord and was a humble servant for as long as he was able. He was saved at an early age and continued to provide a Christian witness for his family and everyone he met as long as he lived.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Edwards, the Rev. Keith Grubbs and the Rev. Bill Webb officiating. Interment will be held at Hopewell Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Bunny” Darnell; his children, Allen Darnell (Melinda), Courtney Hatcher (Andy), Angel Copeland (David) and Tad Campbell (Laura); grandchildren, Lindsey Followell (Kyle), Bethany Mercer, Haley Mercer (fiancé, Danile Moulds), Caleb Mercer, Joshua Campbell, Emily Darnell, Jaxon Hatcher, Wyatt Hatcher, Ashley Buri and Morgan Jackson; sisters, Kathye Howard (Tommy) and Jean Wilkerson Hart; brothers-in-law, Barry Bratton (Lynne), Butch Bratton (Carolyn) and Al Bratton; nephews, T.J. Howard, Steve Wilkerson and Bobby Bratton; niece, Stephanie Hatcher; several great-nephews and great-nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Evelyn Darnell; daughter, Kim Jackson; father-in-law, Alton Bratton Sr.; mother-in-law, Marian Bratton; and a special nephew, Ben Bratton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at James F. Webb Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the Midway Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, Anderson Cancer Center Benevolence Fund or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Family and friends may leave online condolences at jamesfwebb.com.
BOONEVILLE – Russell Pace, 60, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 8, 1952, to Arthur and Edith Pace. He was the owner of Pace’s Convenient Store.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Margaret Pace; one son, Scottie (Lisa) Brown of Kossuth; one sister, Doris Page of Baldwyn; four brothers, Charles Pace of Birmingham, Ray Pace of Baldwyn, Larry Pace of Saltillo and Dale Pace of Booneville; and one granddaughter, Candace Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Randall Breedlove, Andrew McCarley, Josh Aldridge, Dave Wayne Riddle, Jerry Whitehead, Joseph Stephens and Al Pace.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
HAMILTON – James Mack Trimble, 75, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Rush Memorial Hospital in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
WEST POINT – Nathaniel Neely, 94, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Community Hospice in Verona.
Services will be at noon Saturday at New Zion M.B. Church in Van Vleet. Burial will follow in the Ross Hill Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.
AMORY – Tiffany Vaughn, 29, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.