Obituaries March 17, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jimmy Williams
CORINTH – Jimmy Edward Williams, 80, died Saturday, March 15, 2013, at home with his family. A native of Unadilla, Ga., he was born March 26, 1932. He joined the United States Air Force in 1951 and served for 20 years ending with his retirement in 1971. He meritoriously served in the Vietnam conflict in 1968. In 1960, he was voted the most valuable baseball player in the United States Air Force European league. In honor of this recognition, he received a trip to all seven games of the 1960 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Pittsburg Pirates. In 1971, he and his wife, Bettye Sue Burns Williams moved to Corinth and operated Easy Rest Furniture Manufacturing for 22 years. He was an active member of West Corinth Baptist Church and lifelong Democrat. However his greatest joy was watching his children and his grandchildren play sports.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.
Survivors include two sons, James Williams (Wanda) and Mike Williams (Betty), both of Corinth; three daughters, Vickey Hayes (Terry), Jessica Shipman (Danny), all of Corinth and Susan Hebert (Charles) of Plano, Texas; two sisters Eunice Mims and Martha Kinsler of Warner Robbins, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Justin Williams, Kevin Williams, Hunter Shipman (Anna), Heath Shipman, Ian Hebert, Anna Williams, Kayce Hayes, Amanda Williams, Leesa Hayes, Katie Hebert; three great-grandchildren, Hayden Shipman, Holden Shipman and Shawn Voyles; and numerous nephews, nieces and other family members.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Nina Evans; his wife, Bettye of 49 years; and one grandson, Justin Williams.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his nephews, Allen Williams, David Williams, Steve Williams, Mark Williams, Beau Williams, Al Mims, Mike Kinsler, Keith Kinsler, Kevin Kinsler, Mark Kinsler, Frank Lathrop and Alan Burns.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home.

Melanie Sellars
GUNTOWN – Melanie Campbell Sellars, 40, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at DeSoto Baptist Hospital. She was a Baptist and loved spending her time taking care of her children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Garland officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Kirk Sellars of Guntown; children, Aaron Holmes, Emilie Bailey Catelyn Sellars and Zach Sellars, all of the home; father, Jimmy Campbell of Blue Springs; mother, Kathy Tucker (Bruce) of Blue Springs; grandmother, Nell Cobb; brother, James Ashley Campbell; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leroy and Lossie Campbell, James Cobb; and sister-in-law, Jennifer Campbell.
Pallbearers are Patrick Holley, Jamie Parker, Robbie Ross, Jake Andrews, Dakota Clayton and Jason Mears.
Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time Monday.

Rachel Cappleman
DUMAS – Rachel Carson Cappleman, 82, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Ripley to Troy Mitchell and Ora Katherine Windham Carson. She was one of triplets, Reuben, Rachel and Mary Ruth. She was an active, dedicated member of Dumas Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years. She enjoyed quilting and ministering to others. One way was by volunteering at the Good Samaritan Center in Ripley.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Dumas Baptist Church at Dumas with Bro. Marvin Robbins and Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Cappleman Rowland (Jimmy) of Walnut and Deborah Cappleman Steverson (Wayne) of Ripley; two sons, Johnny Cappleman and Dr. Troy Cappleman (Susan), both of Dumas; two sisters, Johnnie B. Cox (Billy) of Marietta and Veona Plenge (Reno) of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers, Mitchell Reuben Carson (Nancy) of New Albany and Wendell Carson (Kathy ) of Ingomar; 10 grandchildren, Ashley Rowland (Carmen), Lee Rowland (Ashley Ann), Russell Wayne “Rusty” Steverson (fiancée, Ann), Jody Steverson (Lauren), Dr. Sarah French, Megan French, John Cappleman, Nathan Cappleman, Seth Cappleman and Anna Cappleman; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Libby Rowland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Cappleman; her parents; an infant daughter, Wanda Rose Cappleman; a sister, Mary Ruth Meek; two brothers, Eugene Carson and Glen Carson; and a grandson, Daniel French.
Pallbearers will be Jody Steverson, Rusty Steverson, Ashley Rowland, Lee Rowland, Seth Cappleman and Mike Carson. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of the Good Samaritan Center in Ripley.
Visitation will be 8 a.m. to service time today at Dumas Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Tippah County Good Samaritan Center, P.O. Box 76, Ripley, MS 38863.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Marlene Balfour
HOLLY SPRINGS – Marlene Lovelady Balfour, 70, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday.

Ruby McAlister
COTTON PLANT – Ruby Ozell McAlister 83, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

James Kermit Helton
IUKA – James Kermit Helton died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.

Joshua Davis
CORINTH – Joshua B. Davis, 30, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christian Assembly of God. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Christian Assembly of God.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be bade to the Joshua B. Davis Memorial Fund, 506 Kilpatrick St. Corinth, MS, 38834.

Minnie Robberson
FULTON – Minnie L. Fikes Robberson, 77, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Community Hospice in Verona. She was born Jan. 9, 1936, to Dayton Fikes and Elvie Pierce Fikes. She was a seamstress at Blue Bell for many years and was a member of Union Chapel Church of God. She loved her church and spending time with her family and friends.
Service is at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is at Tilden Community Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia (Jim) Lewis of Fulton, Deb (Bill) Nichols of Tupelo and Wanda Gale Presley of Fulton; son, Gary Robberson of Fulton; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Robberson; father, Dayton Fikes; mother, Elvie Fikes; and brother, Delmus Fikes.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons
Visiation is noon to 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Luther Martin
TISHOMINGO – Luther Martin, 74, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at ECM Hospital.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carter’s Branch Baptist Church. Burial is at Carter’s Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Carter’s Branch Baptist Church.

David McLemore
CORINTH – David Lee “Big D” McLemore, 82, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories. Private family burial will be at Salem Christian Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to send your condolences.

Bud Estes
TUPELO – Lee Everette “Bud” Estes, 77, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 15, 1935, in the Auburn community, to Cecil and Mary Morgan Estes. He was a life-long member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Saltillo. He was a self-employed mechanic for many years working for different companies including Ford Motor Company. He also worked many years as a mechanic supervisor with Penn Tire and Eljer Manufacturing. He still found time for his hobbies and was an avid fisherman, enjoyed working on cars and hunting and was an expert on all things, including Branson, Mo. He loved his family and will be missed by all he touched.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Glen Wiygul and the Rev. Donnie Riley officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Bobby Estes; children, Mary Estes Abel (Abe) of Mooreville, Joe Estes (Jennifer) of the Cotton Plant Community, Sherri Estes Johnson of Tupelo and Brian Estes (Teresa) of Amory; seven grandchildren, Will Abel (Jennifer) and Pat Abel (Lauren), Luke Estes, Benjamin and Isaac Johnson, Ashlyn and Brody Estes; two great-grandchildren, Davis and Charlie Abel; and sisters, Mary Evelyn Willis and Patricia Ann “Pat” Yant.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Pallbearers will be Billy and Mitchell Yant, Will and Pat Abel, Ben and Isaac Johnson and Chad Willis.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Mike McDaniel
MYRTLE – Hugh Michael “Mike” McDaniel, 55, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born July 15, 1957, in New Albany, to Leslie Abner and Mildred Fowler McDaniel. He attended Myrtle Attendance Center and was known by many of his friends and classmates as “Peabody.” Before becoming disabled, he was employed by Irwin B. Schwabe Manufacturing. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Gene Hudson officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park.
He is survived by his mother, Mildred McDaniel of Myrtle; daughter, Ashley McDaniel of Myrtle; brother, Allen McDaniel (Betty) of Saltillo; and two nieces, Laura Pearson (Harry) of Birmingham, Ala., and Lesley Godown (Trent) of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Less and Josie McDaniel; and his father Abner McDaniel.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Tommie Moore
OXFORD – Tommie R. Moore, 89, died on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Ann Riley
UNION COMMUNITY – Ann Estes Riley, 74, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Mary Shumpert
TUPELO – Mary Evelyn South Shumpert, 53, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her residence in East Tupelo.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

Robert Mills
PONTOTOC – Robert Houston Mills, 76, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at his residence. He was born on June 14, 1936, in Belden, to Johnny and Cleo Otts Mills. He married Mary A. Bridgman Mills on April 16, 1955, and shared over 57 years together raising a wonderful family. He was a Christian and a member of Anchor Baptist Church in Pontotoc. He loved spending time with his family, gardening, hunting, fishing, music and spending time with his little buddy, Simba. He retired from Ram Gold after working 31 years.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. at Anchor Baptist Church with Bro. Ted Burcham officiating. Burial will follow in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Pontotoc. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Mills of Pontotoc; two daughters, Margaret Spears (Neal) and Kathy Young (Waymon); son, Scott Mills; four grandchildren, Lisa Hill (Chris), Jim Bob Coleman (Carrie Ann), Tuesday Coleman and Chad Bivens (Betsy); six grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth Mills (Barbara), Roy Mills (Lajune) and Jimmy Mills (Diane); three sisters, Vonnie Hunt, Martha Goggins and Peggy Tutor (Lane); and a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Cleo Mills; and son, Robert Lee Mills.
Pallbearers to serve will be Randy Goggins, Tim Goggins, Stevie Goggins, Terry Tutor, Tony Mills and Chris Mills.
Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. today at Anchor Baptist Church and noon until service time Monday.