Obituaries March 17, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Martha Rogers
OKOLONA – Martha Rogers, 85, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, after an extended illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Okolona. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel.

Bonnie Smith
BOONEVILLE – Bonnie Hadley Smith, 66, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at her home. She was born Oct. 23, 1944, to Fred and Virgie Hadley. She was a member of Booneville First Apostolic Church. She worked 12 years as an LPN at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Tommy Wilson officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby H. Smith; one daughter, Sonya (Roger) Perkerson of Booneville; two sons, John (Angel) Prescott of Memphis and Fred A. Smith of Booneville; four sisters, Mary Hadley of Booneville, Eloise O’Quinn of Mobile, Ala., Ann Cooper of Rock Hill, S.C., and Roberta Braswell of Kershaw, S.C.; one brother, Fred Hadley of Tallahassee, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Madison Edwards, Medea Prescott, Chris Thornton, Stevie Thornton, Anissa Perkerson, Ashley Smith and William Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Scarlett Barefoot.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

James Mason
FULTON – James Lynwood “Jim” Mason, 55, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011. He was born Jan. 20, 1956, in Waukegan, Ill., to Odis Lynwood and Joyce Thompson Mason. He was a truck driver for Cooley Transport. He was Pentecostal in faith. An avid fisherman, he loved all types of animals and enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
The body was cremated. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home assisted the family in the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Mears Mason; four sons, James L. Mason Jr. (Dawn) of Jacksonville, N.C., and Jeremy Mason, Nicholas Mason and Matthew Mason, all of Fulton; his father, Odis L. Mason of Onalaska, Wis.; his mother, Joyce E. Towery of Smithville; one brother, Dennis Mason of Antioch, Ill.; three sisters, Pam Viitila (Dan) of Dexter, Mich., Sindy Northington (Brett) and Susan Logan (Steve), both of Amory; three grandchildren, James L. Mason III, Kierstalyn Mason and Jocelyn Mason.

Lottie Williams
ABERDEEN – Lottie Brewer Williams, 87, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Regional Medical Center in Columbus. She was born Nov. 21, 1923, to Lonnie “Lon” Brewer and Esther Wehrman Brewer in Aberdeen. She lived most of her life in Aberdeen and the last five years with her daughter in Millport, Ala. She was a member of Tranquil Methodist Church. She was retired from the State of Mississippi Rehabilitation Department.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harrison Upshaw officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Williams Delk and husband, Kenny, of Millport, Ala.; one grandson, Tad Robertson of Columbus; two sons, Wayne Williams and friend, Terri, of Aberdeen and Jimmy Williams of Columbus; two sisters, Laverne Pulliam of Trebloc and Doris Bowen of West Point; a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman “Speck” Williams; and a sister, Nora Elaine McGhee.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Fowlkes, Lonnie Williams, Brad Ridings, William Ridings, Jimmy Ray McGhee and Bubba McGhee.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until service time Friday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Juanita Jones
ABERDEEN – Juanita Jones, 90, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Andrew Derrick Jr.
PONTOTOC – Marion Andrew Derrick Jr., 67, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Tunica. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Robert Walton
TUPELO – Deacon Robert Lee Walton, 62, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 9, 1948, in Monroe County to George and Isabella Walton. He was a deacon at Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo. He was employed at MTD in Verona for 36 years.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo with Rev. Cordell Phillips and Bishop Clarence Parks officiating. Burial will be in the Lee Memorial Garden in Verona. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangement.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Walton of Tupelo; one son, Perry Coleman of Tupelo; three daughters, Shelia Coleman (Thomas), Pamela Coleman (Robert) and Melissia White (Lavoris), all of Tupelo; four sisters, Georgia Mae French, Lather Ree Dabbs, Johnnie Mae Gilbert and Ocela Cobbs, all of Verona; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a special grandchild, Keyon Coleman; and a special nephew, Johnny Walton.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services Friday.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Maye Harlow
BELDEN – Maye Maye Harlow, 81, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. A Lee County native and lifelong resident of Belden, she was born May 22, 1929, to Samuel Lester and Viola Ray Blythe. She graduated from Belden High School and married Kenneth Harlow. She worked in sales for WELO and Miss 98 Radio for 40 years. She was a faithful member of Belden Baptist Church and the Sunshine Sunday School Class. She loved her family and the time she spent with her grandkids.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Don Baggett officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Harlow and Julie Carruth (Tommy), all of Belden; one brother, Ray Blythe (Martha) of Verona; two grandchildren, Carley and Mitch Carruth; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Herring and Laura Blythe, both of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth Harlow, in 1986; a brother, Rex Blythe; and a half sister, Nell Leslie White.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Herring, Sam Blythe, Barry Bratton, Joe Scott, Shane Ingellis, Mark Jarrett, Jerry Page and Terry Wood.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Sunshine Sunday School Class and Mitch Carruth.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Herman Schultz Sr.
URANIA, La. – Herman B. Schultz Sr., 88, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Pontotoc Nursing Home. He held a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He entered active duty on Feb. 5, 1943, and served 16 months in the European Theater, attaining the rank of Platoon Sgt. Schultz 059. He earned the European-Africa-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Unit Award and the World War II Victory Medal.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Marvin Ward and Bro. Laron Self officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Becky Walls (Charlie); two other children; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Schultz; five grandchildren, Kim Sanders (Allen), Erik Schultz (Amy), Amy Gray (Jason), Dougie Schultz and Rachel Martin (Charles); and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, his parents and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be Phil Walls, F.D. Clator, Allen Maxey and Larry Jones.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

Betty Braddock
TIPLERSVILLE – Betty L. Braddock, 61, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 4, 1950, to Elbert Crum and Elizabeth Crum. She was baptized on Feb. 22, 1977, in Memphis. She enjoyed attending conventions and assemblies.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Foster & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Bro. Elijah Dukes will officiate. Burial will be in the Ripley Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Timmy (Priscilla); a daughter, Amanda (Tim); brothers, Walter Crum, Raford Crum (Victoria), William Crum (Willie) and Thomas Crum; sisters, Josie Spight, Annie Braddock and Bonnie Boyd; three grandchildren, Myesha, Chyan and Kiya; an aunt, Mabel Rogers; her mother-in-law, Annie Braddock; a special friend and caregiver, Jennifer Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Braddock; her parents; a brother, Rufus Crum; and a grandson, Chris Robinson.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Wayne Patterson
SMITHVILLE – Wayne J. Patterson, 52, died Wednesday, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

David Thomas
HOUSTON – David Ross Thomas, 57, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Calhoun County Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 16, 1954, in Chickasaw County to Charles L. and Annette Fleming Thomas. He worked for many years in grocery service, working at Horn’s Big Star, Piggly Wiggly, Sav-A-Lot and Grocer’s Pride stores in Houston. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He will be remembered for his friendly nature and ready smile.
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. J.R. Eaton officiating.
Survivors include two sons, John Thomas of Houston and Chris Thomas of Greenwood; his mother, Annette Thomas of Water Valley; two brothers, Roger Thomas and Curtis Thomas, both of Houston; his caregiver, Drew Audette and Sarah; and a special friend, Joyce Williams.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles L. Thomas.
For online condolences, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

Charlotte Maxey
BRUCE – Charlotte Annette Murphree Maxey, 70, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1940, in Randolph. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Pittsboro.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Jeff Flake officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery at Vardaman.
Survivors include her husband, Herman Maxey of Bruce; one daughter, Gayla Cheryl Burress of Bruce; two sons, David Randall Henry of Batesville and Jerry Calvin Henry of Stockholm; two stepsons, Keith Maxey of Southaven and Kevin Maxey of Coffeeville; one sister, Nancy Elizabeth Lance of Calhoun City; four brothers, Laborn Murphree, Donald Murphree and Danny Murphree, all of Randolph, and Steve Murphree of Olive Branch; five grandchildren, Timothy Ransom Burress II, David Kurtis Henry, Michael Wayne Henry, Shauna Maxey and Collins Maxey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gladys Buford Murphree and Trudie Elvira Murphree; a son, Gary Wayne Henry; and a brother, Costin Lynn Murphree.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parker Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 458, Bruce, MS 38915.
Access the online register book at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Floyd Cunningham
ABERDEEN – Floyd L. Cunningham, 80, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Annie Green
TUPELO – Annie Pearl Green died Monday, March 14, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Oct. 12, 1953, in Tupelo to Hollis R. Green and Annie Frances Armstrong. She joined Rising Star Baptist Church at an early age. She was a domestic worker in her younger days.
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors Chapel in Tupelo with the Rev. Jeffery Daniels officiating.
Survivors include a very special friend, Paul Cayson; her mother, Annie Frances Armstrong Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Hollis Green Jr. (Doris) of Tupelo, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Anthony Warren of Grand Rapids, Mich.; five sisters, Rosetta Motley (James), Shelia Rose, Constance Green and Tamika Green, all of Cincinnati, and Laverne Penrose (Allen) of Baldwyn.
She was preceded in death by her father; her grandparents, Roosevelt Green, Albert Caldwell, Dorothy Armstrong and Lizzie Collier.
The online guestbook may be accessed at www.nljonesandson.com.

Bettye Gamblin
RIPLEY – Bettye Jo Atkins Gamblin, 71, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Oct. 16, 1939, in McKenzie, Tenn., to Joe and Margaret Loretta Parker Atkins. She was a homemaker and a member of Beech Hill Church of Christ.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Curtis Creek Cemetery in Benton County with Bro. Lamar Grisham officiating. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Rick Gamblin (Sandra) of Ripley; one daughter, Debbie Sawyer (Kyle) of Tipp City, Ohio; two grandchildren, Mickayla Lynn Gamblin Jones (Daniel) of Dumas and Joelle Loretta Sawyer of Tipp City, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Braxton Adin Jones and Brayden Kyle Sawyer; and three stepgrandchildren, Brooke, Jordan and Joshua Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard “Will” Gamblin Jr.; her father, Joe Atkins; and her mother, Margaret Loretta Parker Krahn.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Green, Bill Baker, Robbie Gamblin, Daniel Jones, Bo Cheatwood and James Roberson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Scott Indvick
GOLDEN – Scott David Indvick, 40, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Golden. He was born Dec. 24, 1970, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was a welder for Monotech. He loved his family, friends and hunting.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ridge Cemetery at Golden with Bro. Gene Cooley officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his mother, Sandra Burton of Golden; his father, David Indvick (Mryna) of Arkansas; two sisters, Heather Bentivegna (Jimmy) and Shannon Indvick (Brian Upton); one brother, James Indvick of Washington; uncle, Randy Burton of Golden; six nephews, Matt Carter, Travis Carter, Davin Tanner, Cooper Upton, Mike Donovan and John Indvick; two nieces, Maggie Bentivegna and Pam Smith (Tim); great-nephew,. Dalton Smith; and his girlfriend, Vickie Carlton.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herman and Evelyn Burton, and Norm and Jennie Indvick.
Pallbearers will be Buzz Smith, Donnie Wood and David Wood. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert McLarity and Brad Reeves.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.

Joe Lee Ward
ABERDEEN – Joe Lee Ward, 63, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Bobby Lou Lambert
BELMONT – Bobby Lou Lambert, 63, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1947, in Nashville. She was an employee of Golden Manufacturing for 14 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Belmont.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Belmont with Bro. Greg Forbus officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont, is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are one son, Anthony Timbs (Myra) of Golden; one daughter, Katrina McGee of Belmont; two brothers, Wayne Gillette (Betty) of Nashville and Pete Gillette of Big Springs, Texas; two sisters, Alma Evans (Johnny) of Little Rock, Ark., and Penny Timbs (Charlie) of Golden; and three grandchildren, Keeton Hammett, Kacie Timbs and Kelab Vick.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Lambert; a daughter, Ami Lambert; and her mother, Beatrice Gillette.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Timbs, Danny Evans, Shane Hammett, Keeton Hammett and Tony Folks.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Belmont and until service time on Friday.

Charles Brady
RIPLEY – Charles V. Brady, 70, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Annie Turner
NEW ALBANY – Annie Mae Turner, 69, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Henry Johnson Jr.
CORINTH – Henry Allen Johnson Jr., 79, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in the Farmington Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Jerry Roberts
CORINTH – Jerry Roberts, 63, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Alive Hospice in Madison, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.

Steve Cole Sr.
TUPELO – Steve Bryant Cole Sr., 56, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.