Obituaries March 19, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Robert Rhea
MYRTLE – Robert Dale Rhea, 49, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Keownville Baptist Church and in construction.
Services are at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Bishop officiating. Disposition is at Cornersville Cemetery.
He is survived by his father, Don Rhea of Potts Camp; son, Brandon Joseph Rhea of Myrtle; daughter, Amanda Dawn Rhea of Myrtle; brother, Ricky Rhea of Cornersville; and sister Tommie Easley of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Rene Rhea; his mother, Vivian Smith Rhea; and daughter, Nicole Marie Rhea.

Annie Pratt
NEW ALBANY – Annie B. Pratt died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home in New Albany.
Charlotte Russell
BALDWYN – Charlotte Dean Sanders Russell, 45, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Baldwyn. A Tupelo native and life-long resident of Lee County, she was born May 9, 1966, to Tommy Ray Sanders and Dorothy Dean Clark Sanders. She received her Registered Nurse degree from North East Community College. She worked in Tupelo as a registered nurse at The Region IV Tupelo Crisis Center Stabilization Unit. She had lived in the Pratts Community since 2007.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Bobby Holland and the Rev. Frank Breaux officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Bo Russell of the Pratts Community; her parents, Dorothy Sanders (Wayne) of Unity and Tommy Ray Sanders (Mary) of Saltillo; two brothers, Mark Sanders (Sonya) of Pratts and Craig Sanders (Patty) of Saltillo; two nieces, Leslie Brown (Thomas) of Unity and Emily Sanders of Saltillo; two nephews, Andrew Sanders and Austin Sanders, both of Saltillo.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Murry and Evelyn Sanders and Osley and Odean Clark.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Sanders, D.J. Sims, Robbie Wilson, Terry Davis, Roger Dillard and Tim Howell.
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James Doss
WEST POINT – James Mitchell Doss, 61, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at his home in West Point. He was born Sept. 24, 1950, in Houston, to Christine Garrett Doss and James D. Doss. He was a machine operator/welder for B and W for 28 years and a member of West Point Pentecostal Church. He was a Veteran of U.S. Marines and served during the Vietnam War. He married Pamela Buchanan Doss on July 2, 1977, in Columbus.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Buchanan Doss of West Point; two daughters, Lawanna Doss Terry (Shea) and Katina Doss Champion, all of West Point; two sons, James Timothy Doss (Merideth) and William Bradley Doss, all of West Point; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Camp, Britany Terry, Susie Champion, Dylan Doss, Jordan Camp, Haley Terry and Kayden Doss; nieces and nephews; a sister, Vickie Weaver (David) of West Point; and a brother, Donnie Joe Doss of Alvarado, Texas.
Pallbearers will be David Camp, Billy Laster, Clifton Laster, Shea Terry, Jordan Camp and Dylan Doss. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Cox, Brett Miller, staff at Dugan Memorial Home and friends and co-workers at Babcock and Wilcox.
Visitation will be at 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Dugan Memorial Home, 804 East Main Street, West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave an online condolence at
Cecil Crumpton
NEW ALBANY – Cecil Mays Crumpton, 65, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at his home. He was born May 15, 1946, in Union County to Walter Crumpton and Evie Murry Crumpton. He was retired from TCI Automotive in Ashland. A member of Ingomar Baptist, he enjoyed working with Outreach on Wednesday nights, delivering meals and visiting in the community. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Funeral Service chapel with Bro. Clyde Pound and Professor Jeff Sweat officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Rooker Crumpton; his daughter, Sheila Crumpton Farrar (Kelly) of Blue Springs; sister, Lois Wilson of Corinth; brothers, Walter Crumpton (Rose) of Hickory Flat and Tim Crumpton (Carolyn) of Cordova, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Blake Farrar and Bethany Farrar of Blue Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Homer Crumpton and Burl Crumpton.
Pallbearers are Kelly Farrar, Blake Farrar Tim Crumpton, Jack Crumpton, Timothy Crumpton and Carl Crumpton. The Fellowship Sunday School Class of Ingomar Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Ingomar Baptist Church or Gentivia Health Services 407 Doctors Dr. New Albany, MS 38652.
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Mary Poss
WEST POINT – Mary Olema Hankins Poss, 92, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Services are at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Siloam Baptist Church. Internment is at Palo Alto Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is at 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home. The body will lie in repose from 2 p.m. until service time Tuesday.

Sidney Duncan
BALDWYN – Sidney Merle Duncan, 85, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Riella Pegues
HOLLY SPRINGS – Riella King Pegues, 69, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joesph Catholic Church in Holy Springs. Internment is at Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs are in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is at 2 to 6 p.m. today and noon until service time Tuesday.
Edna Nunley
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – Edna Louise Nunley, 83, died on Friday, March 16, 2012.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Morrison Funeral Home in Tuscumbia, Ala. The burial will follow at Shoals Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by her son, Jack Nunley Jr. (Nancy); daughters, Jane Nunley (Johnny) and Jo Anne Mitchell (Maurice); brothers, Dallas Hyatt (Juanita) and Shirrell Hyatt (Jean); six grandchildren, Louise Gable (Michael), Jack Nunley, David King (Tina), Amy Bozeman (Randy), Jeffrey Mitchell and Sara Kent (Jody); 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, O.W. “Jack” Nunley; and her parents, William Harvey and Nancy Evelyn Hyatt.
The family expresses special thanks to the staff at Gentiva Hospice.
Visitation will be 2:30 until service time today at Morrison Funeral Home in Tuscumbia.
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Bill Rencher Jr.
CORINTH – William Perry “Bill” Rencher Jr., 65, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at his residence.
Service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with military honors. Internment is at Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Corinth.
Visitation is at 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Viola Cox
CORINTH – Viola V. Cox, 86, died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Mississippi Care Center.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Souls Harbour Apostolic Church. Internment is at County Line Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation began 6 p.m. Sunday and continues until service time today.

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