Obituaries March 19, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jimmy Munn
PONTOTOC – James R. “Jimmy” Munn, 82, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was a longtime member and deacon of First Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Civitan. He was a salesman and distributor for Tom’s Toasted Peanuts for 55 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Pontotoc with Dr. Ken Hester and Dr. Nathan Cothen officiating. Burial will follow in the Pontotoc City Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dolores Weatherall Munn of Pontotoc; his four daughters, Brenda Holloway (David) of Clinton, Melissa Campbell (Preston) of Pontotoc, Vcki Cothen (Nathan) of Beaumont, Texas, and Lori Parker (Dale) of Clinton; his brother, Hayward Munn of Pontotoc; and his seven grandchildren, Lan and Brandon Holloway, Georgia Claire Campbell, Emory and Ethan Cothen, and Reed and Jake Parker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ulton and Callie Sappington Munn; and four sisters and two brothers.
Pallbearers will be: Emory Cothen, Lan Holloway, David Holloway, Dale Parker, Preston Campbell and Ray Chaudoin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Jimmy Wise Sunday School Class.
The visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. today in the sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 31 Washington Street, Pontotoc, MS 38863.
Condolences may be offered at www.Browningpontotoc.com.

P.J. Scott
RED BAY, Ala. – P.J. Scott, 18, died Thursday, March 18, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.
Eddie Mae Lucas
HOLLY SPRINGS – Eddie Mae Lucas, 57, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville in Collierville, Tenn. She was an executive bookkeeper for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Doxey Auditorium on the campus of Rust College in Holly Springs. Bro. Wesley Parham will officiate. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Wanda L. Taylor Lucas of Holly Springs; one brother, Eddie Lucas Jr. of Holly Springs; four sisters, Debra Elliott of Olive Branch, and Barbara Jones, Elena Lyons and Sharon Lucas Burns, all of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Lucas Sr., and a sister, Dorothy Lucas King.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family will receive visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at Doxey Auditorium from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Saturday.

Mildred Quarles
OXFORD – Mildred Quarles, 79, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at her residence. She was born to Robert McGee and Rachel Barr McGee in Oxford. She was a member of Christ Temple CME Church (formerly Armstead Chapel), where she was past president of the missionary board. Known as the Fannie Lou Hamer of Lafayette County, she took the issue of Oxford schools integration to federal court in 1969. She was involved in the implementation of North Mississippi Rural Legal Services for which she served as a board member for over 25 years. She was a leader in the NAACP, a member of the Oxford Development Association and worked on voter registration. In 2002 she was one of 15 senior volunteers honored in Washington D.C. by the National Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Conference. She also worked with the Mississippi Medicare Assistant Patrol Project.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jordan Chapel CME Church. The Rev. Spencer Mathis will officiate. Burial will be in Jordan Chapel Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Winfred) Parker of Oxford, Phyllis (Tim) Quarles of Racine, Wis., and Mary Webb of Chicago; five sons, George (Serena) Quarles of Atlanta, Ga., Robert (Ada) Quarles of Jackson, Tenn., and David Quarles, Warren Quarles and Phillip Quarles, all of Oxford; one uncle, Jake Barr of Oxford; one daughter-in-law, Sammie Quarles of Memphis; 26 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Quarles; her parents; and two stepchildren, Artie Quarles and Elizabeth “Bit” Young.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Christ Temple CME Church.

Doyleus McKinley
TOCCOPOLA – Doyleus Lyn Taylor McKinley, 41, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. She was a business woman and a lady of her community. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, to distraction.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Roger Reeder officiating. Burial will be in Eastover Cemetery in Oxford.
Survivors include her husband, Darrell McKinley; one daughter, Megan James; her mother, Bernice Messner; one brother, Jim Stanley; one sister, Deborah Shows; her grandchildren, Elijah Blake Perez “Bear” James, Louis Mario Perez “Gator” James and Claudia Isabelle Perez James; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by her father, Leroy E. Messner; her father, Victory Doyle Taylor; and a sister, Rebecca S. Williams.
Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Marie P. Harris
BOONEVILLE – Marie P. Harris, 72, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. The daughter of the late Diamond and Lottie Myles Prather, she was born July 16, 1937. She was a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Dennistown in Corinth. She was the married to the late Rev. Ernest Harris Sr.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Dennistown with the Rev. Johnny Bobo officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, L.A. Stewart (Nick); one son, Rev. Ernest Harris Jr. (LaTonya); a godbrother, Xavier (Tammy) Prather; three goddaughters, Vickie King, Tina Garner and Cynithia Johnson; four sisters, Frances Westbrook, Emma ( David) Thomas, Eberlene King and O.B. (Cookie) Tatum; two brothers, Robert ( Pamela) Tatum and Leon Tatum; several grandchildren; a host of aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Bennie P. Mims
CROSBY – Bennie P. Mims, 72, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Natchez Community Hospital after a brief illness. He was born March 11, 1938, in Blackhawk to James Benjamin Mims and Zula Mae Mims. On July 3, 1980, he married Lora Lee Vines. He graduated from Lexington High School and Mississippi State University. In his 20s, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and served in Operation Desert Storm as a payroll and money exchange officer. Before retiring from the National Guard, he also served in Germany, taking part in recovery of troops for Desert Storm. While working for the Department of Human Services he was director of Investigative Audit Bureau of Legal Investigations and retired as a special investigator. He was a very family-oriented man. He enjoyed farming, especially working with his cattle. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a jack-of-all-trades. Friends and family would describe him as an adventurous, caring and just an all around good guy.
Services were held Monday, March 15, at Laird’s Funeral Home in Natchez. Bro. Steve Purvis officiated. Burial was in Mars Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Lora Mims of Crosby; a sister, Shirley Blankinship of Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, O.C. and Sissy Mims of Greenwood; a daughter and son-in-law, Nita and Richard Rodgers of Tupelo; a son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Krisha Mims of Tupelo; a stepdaughter and husband, Cheryl and Mark Everhart of Vidalia, La.; a stepdaughter and fiancé, Kristie Welch and Tommy January of Monterey, La.; a stepson and wife, Marty and Diane Hammett of Natchez; his grandchildren, Maggie Ellis of Tupelo, Wade Ellis of Okolona, Addie Mims, Mitchell Wren, and Lacy Mims, all of Tupelo; stepgrandchildren, Nicole DeCell and Brian Kossum of Hattiesburg, Brandon and Susan Welch of Hattiesburg, Kacie Welch of Monterey, La., Dennis Hammett Jr. of Splendora, Texas, Ashley Hammett and fiancé, Chuck Dodson, of Houston, Texas, Brittney Hammett of Splendora, Texas; his great-grandchildren, Wesley Sparks of Tupelo, and Paisley and Presley Ellis of Okolona; stepgreat-grandchildren, Caden Kossum of Hattiesburg, Dillon Hammett of Splendora, Texas, and Colton Brewer and Hunter Brewer of Houston, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Marc Mims; his parents; his sister, Wecie McGuire; and his father-in-law, Dennis Vines.
Pallbearers were Greg Perry, Brandon Welch, Richard Rodgers, Marty Hammett, L.H. Boykin and Tommy January.
Honorary pallbearer was Tom Perry.

Armon Loe
MEMPHIS – Armon Daniel Loe, 73, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. He was a retired GMAC representative and a veteran. He was formerly of Tupelo.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Fayette, Ala.
He is survived by his children, Danny (Cheryll) Loe of Memphis, Terry (Robin) Loe of Acworth, Ga., and Kim (Dan) Travis of Sevierville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by his wife, Ann Honeycutt Loe.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Family Support Fund (www.woundedwarriorhospitalfund.org).

Teena Wallace
CALEDONIA – Teena White Wallace, 52, formerly of West Point, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at her home in Caledonia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.
Rubye Bunkley
OXFORD – Rubye Bunkley, 91, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dean Joel Bunkley Jr. Scholarship Fund, School of Law, University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677.
To leave online condolences, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Orin McCarley
SILVER SPRINGS, Md. – Orin McCarley, 89, formerly of Booneville, died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Md. She was born on May 31, 1920, to John Marshal and Sudie McClamroch McCarley. She was a retired secretary with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Cemetery with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one niece, Anita Byrne (Donald L. Byrne Jr.); one great-nephew, Nicholas Lee Byrne, all of Lusby, Md.; and two cousins, Jane Cox Davis of Booneville and Eugenia Smith of Germantown, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Stephen Harvey
ABERDEEN – Stephen Barry Harvey, 55, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Country Brook Living Center in Brookhaven. He was born July 9, 1954, to Gerald Lewis Harvey and Ruth Henley Harvey in Meridian. He lived in Aberdeen most of his life before moving to Brookhaven. He attended Meridian High School and The McDonald Training Center in Tampa, Fla.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with the Rev. Sue McGrew officiating.Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the services. Survivors include one sister, Debra Harvey of Aberdeen; one brother, Michael Harvey and wife, Sheila, of Aberdeen.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign the guest register and leave condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Anthony McCord III
SHERMAN – Anthony Lee McCord III, 38, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Tupelo native, he was born Jan. 18, 1972, to Anthony Lee McCord Jr. and Charlotte Grant McCord. He was a 1990 graduate of Saltillo High School and worked for Walmart Distribution Center in New Albany. He also raised cattle. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, waterskiing and especially deer hunting. He loved spending time with his family. He was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Lee Graham and Rev. Bud McCraw officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Danica G. McCord of Sherman; five daughters, Mindy Lafayette (Toby) of Southaven, Brittany Scott (Mike) of Saltillo, Nikki McCord of Pontotoc, Kayla Reed (Keith Bass) of Tupelo and Destiny McCord of the home; his mother, Charlotte Grant McCord of Tupelo; one sister, Sheila Sanders (Tim) of Myrtle; and two grandchildren, Cadence Scott and Levi Bass.
He was preceded in death by his father, Junior McCord; and his grandparents, Anthony McCord Sr., Verna McCord, J.W. Grant and Lorene Grant.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hindman, Wiley Young, Jason Young, Tim Hall, Tim Pannell and Bruce Skinner.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Dr. Louis Moore
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Dr. Walton “Louis” Moore, 61, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in Booneville. A graduate of Booneville High School, he went on to the University of Mississippi and received degrees from the colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine. He completed his pathology residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and preventive medicine residency at the University of South Carolina, where he also received a master’s degree in public health. He has been the medical director of several departments with the state of Tennessee for the past 20 years. He was a loving husband, father and son. He was a brilliant physician with a heart of gold, a man of character and integrity with uncompromising ethics, and a dedicated Christian who quietly lived out his faith. He will be remembered as a cherished friend, a perfect gentleman, and a true blessing to all who knew him.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. E. Little officiating. Burial will be in the Dumas Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mamie Little Moore; twin daughters, Elizabeth Moore Vaught and Jennifer Moore, both of Nashville; his mother, Louise Floyd Moore of Booneville; a sister, Betty Crotty of Memphis; two brothers, Randy Moore of Fort Worth and Terry Moore of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Moore, and his son, David Wesley Moore.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Judy Beth Weaver
IUKA – Judy Beth Weaver, 55, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. She was a member of Airport Mission Baptist Church and a 33-year employee of Tishomingo Industries.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery.
Survivors include three brothers, Paul Weaver of Corinth, John Weaver of Iuka and Delbert Weaver of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; three sisters, Bettie Balentine of Iuka, Alice Cornelison of Florence, Ala., and Pansy Blaylock of Iuka; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elzadah Weaver.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home Christmas Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Jackie James
BETHEL SPRINGS, Tenn. – Jackie Wayne James, 57, formerly of Iuka, died Friday, March 12, 2010, in at McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. He was born Feb. 27, 1953, in Chicago to Roy Jack and Betty June James. He was a graduate of Iuka High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College, where he was a member of the football team. He enlisted in the United States Army, serving his full tour of duty in Stuttgart, Germany. He loved hunting, fishing, football, traveling and playing the guitar.
He is survived by his two sons, Brian and Jeremy James of Iuka; his mother, Betty June Nunley (R.C.) of Iuka; five sisters, Patricia (Norm) Rader of Mount Carroll, Ill., Carolyn Colin of Addison, Ill., Sharon (Peter) Brajkovich of Lombard, Ill., Debbie (Wayborn) Bowling of Iuka and Lisa Kretzchmar of Tuscumbia, Ala.; and a great-aunt, Louise Utley of Tuscumbia, Ala.; nine nieces, two nephews, and many great-nieces and great-nephews; his special friend, Johnnie Osborn of Ramer, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Jack James, and his grandparents, Raymond and Johnnie Hamm, and S.J. and Ona James.
Per his wishes, he was an organ donor and cremation rites have been accorded. Shackelford Funeral Home of Selmer, Tenn., was in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Ludlam’s Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka.
Condolences may be left at www.shackelfordfuneraldirectors.com.

Nancy B. Riley
FULTON – Nancy B. Riley, 57, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 20, 1952, in Amory to Darrel Tarrell Bavard Butler and Ann Magers Butler. She was a homemaker and a member of Morning View Baptist Church. A loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Chris Burrows, Bro. Ray Kirk and Mike Deaton will officiate. Burial will be in Dorsey Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Titus Ralph Riley of Mantachie; one daughter, Monica Riley of Mantachie; four grandchildren, Cole Hubbard (Lisa), Zac Hubbard, Sean Austin Williams and Christian Smith; one great-grandson, Jonathan Lucas Hubbard; one brother, Robbie Butler of Mantachie; two sisters, Wanda Mills of Red Bay, Ala., and Debbie Thompson of Pontotoc.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Riley Hubbard; a sister, Barbara Witt; and a brother, Ralph Butler.
Pallbearers will be Cole Hubbard, Zac Hubbard, Sean Austin Williams, Christian Smith, Josh Stewart and Nick Tutor.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Coretta Hudson
LAMAR – Coretta Lavern Hudson, 40, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at her home. She was born July 3, 1969, in Michigan City to Walter and Fannie Hudson. She was a 1988 graduate of Ashland High School. She was a member of Miracle Temple Church in Lamar. She loved to laugh and have fun, especially with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Miracle Temple Salt & Light Ministries in Lamar with the Rev. Ronnie Franklin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Walter R. Hudson of Lamar and Michael Martin of Mt. Pleasant; her parents, Walter and Fannie Hudson; six sisters, Sharon (Broderick) Holbert, Pattie (Reggie) Blanchard, Connie (Carell) Campbell and Latoya Hudson, all of Lamar, Veronica (Mario) Shine of Oahu, Hawaii, and Kimberly (Robert) Tallie of Lamar; two godsisters, Catrenia Williams and Tonya Stewart; one godbrother, Charles Reliford; 10 nieces and four nephews; two very loving friends, Lawanda Jones and Dudley Isom; big brother, Jerry McKinney, the Class of 1988; and a host of aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home.
Sign the guestbook at www.nljonesandson.com.

Faye Nails
WALNUT – Bobbie Faye Bass Nails, 74, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Overton Hill Church in Walnut. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the church until service time.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Richard Collier
THAXTON – Richard Allen “Dickie” Collier, 54, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. He was born Feb. 14, 1956, in Lee County to Virgil Eugene Collier and Sybil Howell Collier. He worked as a slitter operator at Hickory Springs for 22 years. He served 20 years in the National Guard. He was a volunteer with the Fire Department of Thaxton and a member of Thaxton Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Thaxton Methodist Church. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Virginia Collier of Thaxton; his mother, Sybil Collier of Tupelo; one daughter, Ashley Mann of Thaxton; one stepdaughter, Karen Payne of Maryland; one son, Austin Mann of Thaxton; three stepsons, Tony Mann of Lake Piomingo, Darryl Mann of Jackson and Douglas Mann of Jackson; one brother, Craig Collier (Brenda) of Mooreville; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and one daughter, Melissa Hope Collier Mann.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thaxton Volunteer Fire Department.

Tony Tigrett
COTTONDALE, Ala. – Anthony Steve “Tony” Tigrett, 64, formerly of Ripley, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at his residence in Cottondale, Ala. He was born July 20, 1945, to the late Sallie Tigrett. He was a self-employed railroad contractor and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dwayne Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Wiers Chapel Cemetery.
He is survived by five cousins, Ellen Burks, Betty Smith, Linda Chapman, Bobbie Chapman and Bobby Hugh Hodges; one stepdaughter, Amy Childers Nance (Michael); one stepson, Stephen Childers (Pattie), all of Ripley; and five stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Pallbearers will be David Burks, Matt Smith, Jake Gowdy, Stephen Childers, Terry Chapman, Blair Chapman and Jason Grisham.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Madora W. King
NEW ALBANY – Madora W. King, 85, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at the Graceland Care Center. She was a member of Palestine M.B. Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, and a member of the Ladies Home Mission, Kitchen Committee and Mother Board Ministry.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Palestine M.B. Church with Pastor Patrick Washington officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include eight sons, Jimmy Lee King Jr., William A. King and David F. King, all of Cleveland, Jason F. King of Sunflower County, Tommie L. King of St. Louis. Mo., Daniel Curtis King (Alice) of Blue Mountain, James B. King (Linda) of Tupelo and Charles F. King of New Albany; one daughter, Jessie M. Graves (Michael) of Kansas City, Mo.; 20 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Helen R. Williams
CULLMAN, Ala. – Helen Ruth Williams, 66, formerly of Saltillo, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at her residence in Good Hope, Ala. She was born in Saltillo on Thursday, Nov. 25, 1943, to Audie Erman and Sudie Mae Sanders Davidson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by four children, Janie Riddle of Good Hope, Ricky Lee of Good Hope, Tony (Nancy) Lee of Simcoe and James (Patricia) New of Decatur; four brothers, Bill, Joe, Jerry and Clinton Davidson; four grandchildren, Mandy (Adam) Farr, Derrick Lee, Crystel Johnston and Jamie New; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew Grimmett and Jace Farr.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mike Williams; a daughter, Jo Anna Lee; two brothers, Leon and Durell Davidson; and three sisters, Lola, Pat and Annie Faye.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Sunday at the Saltillo Funeral Home.

Bobby Rice
WEST POINT – Bobby Anderson Rice, 51, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the UFCW Local 1991 Bryan Union Hall in West Point. Burial will be in Poole’s Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rosemary Larkin
SALTILLO – Rosemary Larkin, 86, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today in the Parish Hall at St. Thomas Catholic Church.
John Clark
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – John Smallwood Clark, 78, formerly of Ripley, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at his home in Albertville, Ala. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Steve Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Dumas.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Moore Clark of Albertville, Ala.; two daughters, Pamela Jane Bennett (Jimmy) of Ripley and Tammy Lynn Hood of Albertville, Ala.; one son, John Thomas Clark of Albertville, Ala.; three sisters, Elieen Jennings (Bert Jr.) of Summerdale, Ala., Beth Clark Hill (Jimmy) of Ripley, and Becky Riskedahl (Ken) of Tupelo; one brother, Bernard Clark (Kay) of Ripley; eight grandchildren, Michael Hill (Allison), Brandon Clark (Brandy), Christopher Hood, Hunter Hood, Tyler Hood, Madison Hood, Colby Clark and Hillary Clark; three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Hill, Cailyn Hill and Natalie Clark.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy Smallwood and Ruth Jackson Clark.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Moore, Steve Morrison, Brad Jeter, Tommy Hill, Jeff Moore, Keith Moore, Keith Clark and Chris Clark.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Beverly Townsend
PONTOTOC – Beverly Denise Vaughn Townsend, 49, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Samuel Shaw
MEMPHIS – Samuel “Buck” Shaw, 73, formerly of Waterford, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at his home in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Jamie Higginbotham
AMORY – James “Jamie” Higginbotham, 51, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in Chickasaw County as a result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.

Willie Morgan
AMORY – Willie S. Morgan, 92, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

James Stafford
CORINTH – James Donald Stafford, 51, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sturday at Tate Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.