Obituaries March 19, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Joe Weldon
BUCKHORN – Joe Weldon, 69, went to be home with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born in Calhoun County, to Estelle and Major Weldon. He married Bobbie Taylor Weldon on Dec. 20, 1964. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He attended Hopewell Baptist Church. “And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said ‘I need a caretaker!’” One of Joe’s greatest passions was taking care of the cattle he raised. So God had truly made another farmer.
Service is at 11 a.m. today at Robbs Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Donald Austin and Bro. Jr. Ritchie officiating. Burial is at Mize Memorial. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his spouse of 48 years, Bobbie Weldon; one daughter, Barbara Weldon of Buckhorn; one son, Jake Weldon of Buckhorn; one grandson, Jake Weldon II (Monica) of Big Creek; and one great-granddaughter, Abby James of Big Creek. His first great-grandchild is due August 2013. He is also survived by four sisters, Jeanette Goss (James), Nell Winstead, both of Greenwood, Ruth Ann Croft (Wayne) of Thaxton and Sue Aaron (J.C.) of Randolph; two brothers, “Bro. Bob” Robert Weldon (Wilda) of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Pete Weldon (Angie) of Bruce; two sister-in-laws, Lera Dillard of Ecru and Jo Sullivan of New Albany; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Estelle and Major Weldon; one niece, Debbie Aaron Goree; one nephew, Joey Slayton; one sister, Helen Brown; and two brother-in-laws, Jessie Winstead and Jimmy Dillard.
Pallbearers are Bill Aron, Greg Victoriano, Kurt Brasher, Charles Washington, Arnell Fleming and Van Belk.
Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. today at Robbs Bethel Baptist Church.

Ruble Mills
SHOTTSVILLE – Technical Sergeant Ruble Lee Mills, retired, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Hamilton, Ala., on Aug. 16, 1941, the youngest child of David and Nettie Duncan Mills.
Sept. 25, 1965, he married his soul mate and the love of his life, LaVale Kennedy. They lived together 47 years before his untimely, unexpected death.
He served 38 years in the military, retiring in 1998. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He took great delight in watching his grandson play ball and watching his granddaughter dance. Ruble and LaVale enjoyed relaxing together, taking day trips and watching Western movies. He was a friend to all who knew him, especially those who shouted, “Roll Tide!”
While Ruble attended Hamilton (Ala.) High School, he was an outstanding athlete, excelling in football. Shortly after his high school graduation he joined the Air Force. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Ruble served eight years in the Air Force, 12 years in the Alabama National Guard and then 18 years in the Army A.G.R. Program.
While LaVale enjoyed a career with Harden Publishing, he became her publicist and business manager. He enjoyed working at the newspapers under the Harden umbrella.
Ruble and LaVale were members of First United Methodist Church, Red Bay, where he served in several capacities.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Shottsville Methodist Church with the Rev. Buster Timmons officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery with full military honors. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala., will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, LaVale Mills, Shottsville community; two daughters, Michelle Lee Mills, Hamilton, Ala., and Dawn Mills Wilemon (Matt), Red Bay, Ala.; two grandchildren, Anna Caroline Wilemon and Kennedy Lee Wilemon, both of Red Bay; one brother, Loy Mills (Ann), Palmyra, Mich.; three sisters, Lois Tyree, Brilliant, Ala., Louise Norris and Jean McCarley, both of Hamilton, Ala.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and more friends than can be counted.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Foy Mills; his mother-in-law, Estelle Kennedy; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pope Mills, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duncan.
Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Shottsville Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Christmas For Kids Clothing Project sponsored by the Red Bay Lions Club.

Nancy Byrd
FULTON – Nancy Ann Wigginton Byrd, 71, entered the gates of Heaven on Monday March 18, 2013. Nancy lived her life in Itawamba County and impacted many throughout her life’s journey. She was the definition of a humble servant, always thinking of others and never herself. Countless students were fortunate to call her teacher throughout her 35-year teaching career in Fulton. She not only taught in the classroom, but in everyday life. Those who knew her best and loved her most knew that Nancy’s life was an example to be followed. Whether at school, at church, or at home, Nancy’s life was filled with love, compassion and discipline. She loved her Lord, her family and her church and always put others before herself. Even in her final days, she continued to reach out to others and to express concern for them instead of her own circumstances. She blessed whoever was fortunate enough to know her.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church. Bro. Don Baggett and Bro. Ed Deuschle will officiate. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Douglas Weir Byrd; son, Doug Byrd of Fulton; daughter, Kim (Sam) Kelly of Madison; four granddaughters, Maggie Kate Kelly, Jordan Lea Byrd, Allie Byrd and Anna Claire Kelly; three brothers, Bob (Barbara) Wigginton of Tremont, Johnny (Candie) Wigginton of Raymond and Ralph (Elaine) Wigginton of Mantachie; sister, Sue Bates of Fulton; several nieces and nephews
Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Bill Wigginton; her mother, Maggie Wigginton; brother, Billy Wigginton; and a beloved grandson, Sam Clayton Kelly, who we are certain was anxiously awaiting her arrival.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, March 19, 2013, at Senter Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 638, Fulton, MS 38843; or Sanctuary Hospice House: 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
The family wishes to thank Nancy’s church family at Trinity Baptist Church, Dr. Bob Wilkerson, the caring staff at Baptist Hospital (Jackson) and the kind and compassionate staff at the Sanctuary Hospice House.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Mary Hollis
GATTMAN – Mary Alice Thomas Hollis, 86, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Columbus. Born Dec. 6, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Troy Lee and Ola Williams Thomas. She married Joe P. Hollis on June 10, 1944. She grew up in and attended school in Greenwood Springs. She attended Depriest Freewill Baptist Church. Living in Gattman, she served on the Board of Aldermen and was a payroll clerk for Hollis Lumber Company. A lady of great taste, she enjoyed keeping her home neat and decorated. She was very talented in the artistry of ceramics. She also enjoyed time spent with her daughter and granddaughter.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Eidson (Bob) of Columbus; granddaughter, Holly Jo Eidson English (Chad) of Aberdeen; sister-in-law, Mary Thomas of Greenwood Springs; niece, Janette West of Bartahatchie; nephew, Eddie Thomas of Amory; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband of 60 years, she was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Thomas.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Nick Cannady and Bro. Bud Jr. Glass officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Dan West, Eddie Thomas, Tookey Robertson, Chad English, Danny Scott and Coy Lee Flynn Jr.
Visitation will be from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Veralie Theobald
OXFORD – Veralie Davis Theobald, 86, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to B.A.L.L. Team, North Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1700, Oxford, MS 38655 or Gideons International.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
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 more than 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 Golf after working 31 years.
A celebration of life service was held Monday, March 18, at Anchor Baptist Church with Bro. Ted Burcham officiating. Burial was in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Pontotoc. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc was 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 was 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.
Joanne Westbrook
WEST POINT – Joanne Conerly Westbrook, 84, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in Tupelo. She was born March 4, 1929, in Monroe County to Ethel Adelaide Bush and Preston Johnston Conerly. She worked at Clay County Health Department and later with her husband at Westbrook Grocery Store. She was the secretary at FUMC and a secretary at Clay County Chamber of Commerce. During all those years, she assisted her husband in soy bean and cattle farming. She was a graduate of Draughn Business College and of M.U.W. with a double major in business and psychology. She received her master’s degree from the College of Psychology at Liberty University with an emphasis in Christian Family Counseling.
She was a past Regent of the Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the D. A. R. She was queen mother of the local chapter of the Red Hat Society. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, She was a member of Lochie Millard Circle and had just hosted the circle for breakfast last December. She was a member of the Chancel Choir and later the Singspirations Senior Choir. She loved all three of her grandchildren and enjoyed sewing, collecting music boxes, playing tennis, traveling, target shooting, canoeing, camping and cooking for her family. She had traveled abroad to Paris and enjoyed several cruise ship tours. One of the highlights of her travels was to make a Western Tour by Rail and visiting along the way her brother in Utah. She married James Eugene Westbrook on Nov. 7, 1948, in Okolona. He preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 2003.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Shelley Morgan (Keith) of Aberdeen; three grandchildren, Dixie Morgan, Buck Morgan and Jon Haney (Brandy); one great-granddaughter, Lillie Kate Hanes; one sister, Ruby Ballard of Pickensville, Ala.; and one brother, Jimmy Conerly (Joyce) of Myrtle Beach, N.C.
Preceding her in death were her grandson, Chris Haney; three brothers, Preston Conerly, Walter Conerly and Willie Conerly; and two sisters, Emma Roebuck, and Mamie Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Harper Maffet, Ralph Weems, Richard Ballard, Mahlon Geer, Bud Tumlinson, Billy Buck Staggers, Don Rushing and Kenny Dill.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Wesley Wasson Sunday School Class; her church family at First United Methodist Church; and all her friends in the D. A. R. statewide.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 293, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Minga Sr.
IUKA – Thomas Minga Sr., 91, died Friday, March 15, 2013, in Southaven. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served in World War II in North Africa, where he received a Purple Heart before being honorably discharged in 1944. He was a Civil Service employee for the Defense Department for 33 years. He was ordained as a deacon at Second Baptist Church of Memphis in 1969, and served as a deacon at Iuka Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Iuka Baptist Church with the Rev. Todd Maino and the Rev. Gary Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Minga Coone (Cecil) of Byhalia; four grandchildren, Joseph Todd Maino (Jennifer) of Marianna, Ark., Gretchen Maino Austin (Brad) of Kansas City, Mo., Thomas E. Minga III (Trey) of Collierville, Tenn., and Thomas Ross Maino (Ashley) of Memphis; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Murphy and Lula Estelle Conwill Minga; his wife of 66 years, Mary Afton Minga; and his son, Thomas E. Minga Jr.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church Building Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Rory Thornton
AMORY – Rory Lynn Thornton, 53, died on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Born Nov. 23, 1959, in Amory, he was a son of the late Robert Basil and Eunice Mitchell Thornton. He was a graduate of Amory High School and Itawamba Junior College. A member of First Baptist Church in Amory, he cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included fishing, cooking and reading.
A celebration of life service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Terri Reeves Thornton of Amory; two daughters, Blair Thornton of Hattiesburg and Brett Thornton of Amory; one son, Rory Owen Thornton (Jimmie Ann) of Amory; two brothers, Robert Basil Thornton Jr. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Ronald Hall Thornton of Amory; three grandchildren, Gray Thornton, Jake Thornton and Sunni Kayt Lindsey; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Al Stephens, Keith Reeves, Brian Reed, Tommy Wilkerson, Ricky Chaney, Danny Coleman and Casey Hildreth.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Willie Ford
WATER VALLEY – Willie Dean Patterson Ford, 87, died Monday, March 18, 2013, in Red Bay Hospital in Red Bay, Ala. A minister’s wife, she assisted her husband, the late Rev. John H. Ford, as he pastored Water Valley United Pentecostal Church for 27 years. She was in nursing for many years. She helped support 45 foreign missions. She was involved with the Ladies Auxiliary and Sunday school classes for many years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at West Pontotoc Pentecostal Church. Bro. Taylor, Bro. Compton and Bro. Leitner will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pinecrest Cemetery in Calhoun County. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Baroni (Phillip) of Golden and Gloria Langford (Jimmy) of Pontotoc; one son, Mike Tubbs (Peggy) of Ripley; seven grandchildren, Jimmie Lou Williams, Victor Castilo, Joe Castilo, Paul Castilo, Brandon Baroni, Lisa Leach and Dustin Tubbs; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three sisters, Miriam Permenter of Olive Branch, Margie Latham of Bartlett, Tenn., and Stella Robertson of Barberton, Ohio; and a brother, Bud Patterson of Andersonville, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, E.D. Tubbs and John Henry Ford; two brothers, Rudolph Patterson and Johnny Patterson; and her parents, Albert E. Patterson and Luna Mae Patterson.
Pallbearers will be Brad Williams, Shane Williams, Victor Castilo, Joe Castilo, Paul Castilo, Brandon Baroni, Chris Leach, Dustin Tubbs.
Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren, Timothy, Toby, Weston and Logan, and her great-great-grandson, Wyatt Williams.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Pontotoc Pentecostal Church.

Betty Holland
IUKA – Betty Holland, 79, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Genner Rae Parrish
BELMONT – Genner Rae Epps Parrish, 83, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Southern Magnolia Assisted Living in Golden. She was born Aug. 14, 1929, to Elbridge and Annie Malone Epps in Dennis. She was a member of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, her flowers and sitting on her porch. Her wit will be missed by all who knew her.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Elder Marshall Boyd, Elder Ricky Taylor, Bro. Jackie Gray and Bro. Tim Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery at Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are two daughters, Regina Pardue (Shearl Pardue) of Dennis and Carol Gates (Brad Gates) Fulton; two grandchildren, Haley Gates and Lance Pardue; two sisters, her twin sister, Ortha Mae Brown (T.L.) of Greenville, S.C., and Nell Clark of Belmont; two brothers, Thurman Epps of Golden and Walter Lee Epps of Red Bay, Ala.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Kenneth “Ray” Parrish; a son, Kenny Parrish; her parents; and two sisters, Gracie Spearman and Rachel Winchester.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont and until service time on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lindsey Cemetery Fund, 270 Second St., Belmont, MS 38827.

Mary Irons
CORINTH – Mary M. Irons, 61, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Zelda Walden
RIPLEY – Zelda Louise Franks Walden, 80, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley after an extended illness. Born Dec. 27, 1932, in Itawamba County, she was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Sheffield Franks and Elgar Lee Franks. She graduated from Fulton High School in 1951 and attended Itawamba Jr. College for one year. She spent all of her early life being a mom and homemaker while raising three sons. In 1977, she graduated from Northeast Mississippi Community College and received a degree as a registered nurse. She was employed by Tippah County Hospital and Gilbert’s Home Health Care. She was a member of the Ripley Church of Christ. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, knitting, crocheting, and canning fruits and vegetables.
She is survived by the father of her children whom she was married to for 41 years, Dr. Gerald M. Walden of Ripley; one brother, Dr. Cecil Franks (Estelle) of Tupelo; one sister, Sue Franks Miller (Clell) of Collierville, Tenn.; three sons, Jim M. Walden (Melinda) of Ripley, Dr. Jerry L. Walden of Baton Rouge, La., and Mark F. Walden (Vicky) of Ripley; three grandchildren, Laura Beth Walden of Tupelo, Elick Walden of Collierville and Brent Walden of Starkville; three stepgrandchildren, Cristy Stepp and Whitney Stepp, both of Ripley, and Athena Myers of Montgomery, Ala.; two stepgreat-granddaughters, Harley Givens of Ripley and Maddy Myers of Montgomery, Ala.; 12 nieces, Sally Franks Rhett of Meridian, Nancy Franks Patterson of Shannon, Donna Franks Whitten of Collierville Tenn., Sondra Franks Pinson of Tupelo, Lisa Franks Lougee of Houston, Texas, Carol Franks Akin of Ridgeland, Judy Moore Hershfelt of Tupelo, Mitzi Moore Dodd of Tupelo, Lynda Taylor Poyner of Ridgeland, Barbara Taylor Bell of Mantachie, Susan Adams of Palm Springs, Calif., and Laura Adams Taylor of Collierville; five nephews, Houston R. “Shorty” Franks Jr. of Tupelo, Jamie Franks of Tupelo, Jeff Franks of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., David Franks of Mantachie and Joe Taylor of Tupelo.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Sarah Elizabeth Sheffield Franks and Elgar Lee Franks; two brothers, Dr. Houston R. Franks and Billy Franks; two sisters, Christine Franks Moore and Earlene Franks Taylor; one grandson, Rodney Michael Walden; and one nephew, Larry Franks.
Pallbearers will be David Franks, Jamie Franks, Wayne Walden, Wade Walden, Elick Walden and Brent Walden.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Franks, Houston R. Franks Jr., Rob Poyner and Gary Bell.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home with Min. Donnie DeBord and Dr. Patrick Chapman officiating. Burial will be at Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley. There will be no graveside service.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday.

Laverne Parish
HATLEY – Laverne Ritter Parish, 94, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at her residence in Hatley. Born May 17, 1918, she was a daughter of the lateCharlie William and Ora Lee Carter Ritter. She married Lorse Allen Parish on Sept. 10, 1932. Growing up and living all of her life in Hatley, she attended Phillips School House, was a member of Hatley Primitive Baptist Church and was employed at the Hatley Garment Plant and Hood Cleaners. Loving to cook, she was quick to feed anyone or anything that came to her house. She possessed the gift to be able to raise a beautiful garden, and enjoyed canning, watching T.V. and making her famous fruit cakes.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Tubbs (Ellis) of Hatley; brother, Charles William Ritter (Carolyn) of Kosciusko; grandchildren, Ann Carter (Billy Hood), Sandra Barnett (Bob Wiles), Jeffrey Tubbs (Cindy Lamb), Michael Tubbs (Cindy) and Steven Tubbs, all of Amory; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Webb (Keith) of Jackson, Ga., Joseph Carter (Mandi) of Metter, Ga., Danielle Hill (Brandon), Daniel Tubbs (Brittany), Chase Tubbs, John Tubbs and Alex Tubbs, all of Amory; great-great-grandchildren, Grace and Dawson Webb of Jackson, Ga., Regan and Natalie Carter, Rhett and Austen Carroll, all of Metter, Ga., Emily and Kaylie Hill of Amory, Cayden Hill of Smithville and McKarlee Tubbs of Amory; nieces, Shelley Ritter of Clarksdale and Cathy Scholl (Brian) of Huntsville; special nieces, Sue Wilson and Mattie Parish of Anguilla.
In addition to her parents and husband of 54 years, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lilly Gray Myatt, and brother-in-law, J.C. Myatt.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral with Elder Tim Cunningham and Elder Bobby Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Hatley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lee Barnett, Bobby Carter, Billy Hood, Michael Tubbs, Brandon Hill and Alex Tubbs. Honorary pallbearers will be Gentiva Hospice Care.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Frances Yarbrough
NEW ALBANY – Frances Nell Anderson Yarbrough, 86, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo. She was born April 29, 1926, to George and Nannie Anderson. She retired from Futorian. She was a member of First Baptist Church of New Albany and the Joy Sunday School Class.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service with Bro. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in New Harmony Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her sister, Bobbie Jones (Gaston); two sisters-in-law, Margie Anderson and Newanna Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, A.W. Yarbrough; and five brothers, Scott Anderson, Leon Anderson, G.W. Anderson, James Anderson and Billy Anderson.
Pallbearers will be the Rev. Eric Jones, James Pickens, Mark Anderson, Jason Yarbrough, Mark Chism and Dean Hogue.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Amos Gahagan
BOONEVILLE – Amos Milton Gahagan, 80, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Ruleville Nursing and Rehab in Ruleville. He was born Dec. 19, 1932, to Milton and Tresser Hisaw Gahagan. He was a retired sawmill worker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Blythe Chapel Cemetery.
He is survived by two sisters, Vera Padgett of Booneville and Shirley Duckworth of Saltillo; and one brother, J.B. Gahagan of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Gahagan, and his parents.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Mary Ethel Montgomery
WALNUT – Mary Ethel Montgomery, 82, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Community Pentecostal Church in Walnut. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glenn is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at Community Pentecostal Church beginning at 5 p.m. today and continue until the service time Wednesday.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Doris Johnson
CORINTH – Doris Johnson died Monay, March 18, 2013 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

Edmund Ward
OXFORD – Edmund Hayes Ward, 53, die Friday, March 15, 2013, at Methodist-Lebonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tenn.
A memorial was Monday, March 18 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.