Obituaries March 2, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Cindy Tutor
PONTOTOC – Cindy Marie Hyland Tutor, 49, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Pontotoc Hospital. She enjoyed fishing, riding four-wheelers, camping and being outdoors, and she loved her family and being a part of family outings. She will be greatly missed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Mike Whitten officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Scott Tutor of Pontotoc; two sons, Christopher Moore of Plantersville and Adam Power of Weir; stepson, David Webb of Pontotoc; sisters, Patricia Hyland of Batesville, Debbie Taylor (Gary) of Water Valley, Penny Kinard (Ronny) of Houston, Cathy Coleman (Jerry) of Ingomar and Darla Whitten (Michael) of Vardaman; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hulon Ray Hyland and Edna Frances Goodson.
Pallbearers will be Rayford Hyland, Matthew Chandler, Brian Coleman, Ronny Kinard, Andy Kinard and Scott Golden. Honorary pallbearers will be the Vardaman Fire Department.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday.

Katherine Yarbrough
RED BANKS – Katherine Turner Yarbrough, 89, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Trinity Great Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Byhalia. She was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Hardy, Ark., to Sterling Aubrey Turner and Mabel Walker Turner. She was a homemaker and a retired registered nurse. She was a member of Red Banks Methodist Church and a community volunteer.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home with the Rev. Anita Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Red Banks Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Garland Minton of Hardy, Ark., Paula Noble and Carolyn Neergaard (Johnny), both of Olive Branch, and Lean Follett (George) of Meridian; a sister, Jo Turner Wright of Tupelo; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Hamlet Yarbrough Jr.; her parents; two sisters, Margaret Turner Rutledge and Ann Turner; and one brother, Haiden Turner.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Noble Denley
WATER VALLEY – Noble James Denley, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. She was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Wayne Gullett officiating. Burial will be in Pittsboro Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, William “Fluett” Denley of Water Valley; two daughters, Cathy Nichols (Paul) of Richton and Johnnye Hughes (Larry) of Water Valley; one brother, Willard James of Canton; two grandchildren, Jason Hughes and Paul S. Nichols; and two great-grandchildren, Kimberly Hughes and Brittany Hughes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Noble James and Margaret Stokes Shackleford James.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Azolee Glover
TUPELO – Azolee Glover, 67, died at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in Tupelo.
Rev. Elton Jones
OXFORD – The Rev. Elton Lee Jones, 68, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, on U.S. Highway 51 in Senatobia as the result of an automobile accident. A native of Lafayette County, he was the son of the late Dudley and Mary Jones. He was a member of East Providence M.B. Church, where he served as assistant pastor. He was a self-employed mechanic and worked in the logging industry, also. He obtained his Master of Theology in May 2003 from the Tennessee School of Religion. He loved to work on trucks, grilling, teaching the Bible and traveling. He was a member of Stafford Masonic Lodge.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahacthie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. The Rev. Johnny Frost will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Townsend Jones of Oxford; one daughter, Phyliss (James) Wadley of Abbeville; two sons, Clifton (Alicia) Coleman and John Robert (Sherry) Gator, all of Oxford; five sisters, Etta Key and Odessa Williams, both of Oxford, Elder Susie (Elder Fred) Young of Guntown, Mary (Matthew) Smith of Brookhaven and Minister Floretta Perry of Flint, Mich.; four brothers, Osia (Levada) Jones of Los Angeles, Calif., Marvin (Bernice) Jones and Harvey “Sam” Jones, both of Oxford, and Cleophis (Patricia) Jones of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at East Providence M.B. Church.

Ann Standfield
NETTLETON – Annie “Ann” Miller Standfield died Monday, Feb. 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born on July 8, 1977, to Tyrone Miller and Alfredia G. Miller. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Palestine United Methodist Church in Nettleton. She was educated in the Nettleton School System. She was employed by Papa V’s of Verona and Super Sagless of Tupelo for a number of years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Palestine United Methodist Church with the Rev. Maurice McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in Mullen Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Martinique L. Miller, Dominique J. Standfield, Marlena M. Standfield, and Selena J. Standfield, all of the home; her mother, Alfredia G. Miller; her father, Tyrone “Ronnie” Miller, both of Nettleton; one sister, Shanika “Ty” Miller of Shannon; two brothers: Michael Miller and Maurice (Keshia) Miller, both of Nettleton; her grandmother, Mary H. Clay; her grandfather, Willie Murl Isby Sr., both of Nettleton; one grandchild, Nikia J. “Poo Poo” Dilworth of the home; three nieces, Kameron, Madison and Kirsten Miller, all of Nettleton; and a host aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Roosevelt and Annie Mae Manual, and L.B. and Idella Gamble; two grandfathers, Deloyd Gardner and Gerald Clay; one grandmother, Annie Joe Isby; and two aunts, Alice Faye Smith and Delois Hadley.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.

Jackie Grier
CALHOUN CITY – Jackie Walker Grier, 57, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 30, 1954, in Holly Springs. He was the owner of Grier’s Garage and Welding Shop and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Association Mission Team, Relay for Life and the Buck Stoppers Hunting Club.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Bro. Don Morgan will officiate, and Bro. Jimmy Vance will assist.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Walker Grier of Calhoun City; one daughter, Marsha Dianne Morgan (fiancé, Vince Harris) of Starkville; one son, Robert Walker (Heather) Grier of Calhoun City; two stepsons, Steven (Sonia) Bennett of Oxford and Terry (Kayla) Bennett of Ridgeland; one sister, Jeannie Grier of New Orleans; one brother, Joseph Bernard Grier of Eufaula, Ala.; grandchildren, Tyler Reed Morgan, Gabe Hunter Morgan, Daraka Renee Grier; stepgrandchildren, Lindsey Renee McKay, William Kyle Bennett and Kristen Lynn Bennett; and special friend, Don Morgan of Ackerman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard Walker Grier and Mary Altie Beth Tucker Grier.
Pallbearers will be Luke Andrews, John Harrison, Bub Long, Steve Long, Scott Morris, Rick Parker, Herman Roberts and David Walls.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Calhoun County Relay For Life, P.O. Box 532, Bruce, MS 38915.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Novis Noe
SMITHVILLE – Novis Noe, 90, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Margaret Maynard
JACKSON – Margaret June Maynard, 83, died Thursday, March 1,2012, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was born May 28, 1928, to Elizabeth and Doug Powell. She was a longtime resident of Tupelo before moving to Jackson two years ago. She was retired from the Social Security Administration in Tupelo. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tupelo Memorial Park with Dr. David Eldridge officiating. W.E.Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Griffin (Rick) of Jackson; granddaughter, Amy Schrock (Fred) of Jackson; grandson. Chandler Griffin (Alison) of New York City; great-grandson, Griffin Schrock; great-grandaughter, Piper Schrock and sister, Ann Powell of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Maynard; and her parents, Elizabeth and Doug Powell.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the Mississippi Heart Association.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Lamar Bridgman
PONTOTOC – Lamar Bridgman, 88, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1923, to Will and Evoyle Owen Bridgman. He married Annie Boyce Clowers and they were married 63 years before her death on April 25, 2009. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Medical Evan, Pacific Campaign. He farmed and owned his own heavy equipment, which he used to do work for many local farmers and landowners until he retired. His hobby was trading and restoring old tractors. Most people remember him as a master mechanic who could make anything run.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Tom Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his son, Danny Bridgman (Diane); his daughter, Anita Tutor (Tony); four grandchildren, Dana Harrison (Tommy), Daniel Bridgman, Jonathan Tutor (Kim) and Beth Tutor; five great-grandchildren, Alissa Harrison, Drew Bridgman, Jade Bridgman, J.T. Tutor and Ben Tutor; two sisters, Ruby Moorman and Sara Sappington; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Bridgman and Billie Miller, a host of special nieces and nephews; and a good trading buddy, Howard Higgins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Annie Boyce Clowers Bridgman; three sisters, Laurene Pennington, Grace Purdon and Ann Burton; five brothers, Cecil Bridgman, Lenward Bridgman, David Bridgman, James Bridgman and baby Bill Bridgman.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Tutor, Daniel Bridgman, Drew Bridgman, Tommy Harrison, Freddy Bridgman, Mike Burton and Buddy Clowers. Honorary pallbearers will be J.T. Tutor, Ben Tutor and Howard Higgins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Phyllis Prestage
ABERDEEN – Phyllis Roberts Prestage, 73, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at her home in Aberdeen. She was born Dec. 30, 1938, to Leon Leazenby and Ella Leazenby Sullivan. She was a homemaker and a member of Prairie Baptist Church, where she was the pianist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. George Collins officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Rayford Prestage of Aberdeen; two daughters, Melissa Roberts Weinstein (Ron) of Bluford, Ill., and Billie Roberts Rose (Ryan) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Kim Prestage Fretwell (Eric) of Aberdeen and Rachel Prestage Caldwell (Harvey) of Batesville, Ark.; one stepson, Tony Roberts (Lisa) of Elkmont, Ala.; four sisters, Carolyn Satterfield (Bruce) of Muncie, Ind., Della Beaty (Larry) of Anderson, Ind., Linda Allen (Ronnie) of Anderson, Ind., and Mary Serano (Juan) of Astatula, Fla.; one brother, David Leazenby (Irene) of Huntsville, Ala.; and six grandchildren, Lexi Weinstein, Austin Fretwell, Landon Fretwell, James Caldwell, Karson Caldwell and Camden Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Martha Tuttle, June Oxley and Ella Simmons; and her husband, Cecil W. Roberts.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

James Bell Sr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – James Earl “Chubby” Bell Sr., 52, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at his home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Doxey Auditorium at Rust College in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Red Banks. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in repose from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at Doxey Auditorium.
Jessie Caldwell
SHANNON – Jessie Bell Caldwell, 93, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Lee County to John “Bud” Shannon and Ida Fells Shannon. She was a member of Pine Grove M.B. Church in Shannon, where she was a member of the Missionary Board and the choir.
Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Pine Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. George Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in the Fields Cemetery in Shannon. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Eddie Lee Caldwell (Bernice) of Shannon; a special niece and caregiver, Dorothy Gills (Robert) of Verona; five grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev. L.O. Caldwell; four sisters, two brothers and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Tulon E. Franks
RED BAY, Ala. – Tulon E. Franks, 88, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born May 8, 1923, to Garrison and Cora Keeton Franks. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 120 in Red Bay, Ala. He retired from Mueller Brass in Fulton. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Red Bay.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Red Bay with Bro. Ben Rosser and Bro. Ed Williams officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Marie Farris Franks of Red Bay; one daughter, Sheila Smith (Larry) of Red Bay; one granddaughter, Amber Williams (Ben) of Lacey’s Spring, Ala.; one great-grandson Caleb Williams; one brother, David Franks (Rozana) of Florence; one stepgrandson; two stepgranddaughters and nine step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dexter Bostick, Danny Pearson, Jody Farris, Herb Cooper, Tommy Farris and Billy Bolton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of American Legion Post 120.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay. The body will lie in repose from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Red Bay or Gideons International.

Hazel Paden
RIENZI – Hazel Paden, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a native of Alabama and a homemaker. She was a member of Crossroads Methodist Church at Jumpertown.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Billy Nichols and Bro. Robbie Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery at Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are three children, Jaunita Wildmon (Gerald) of Booneville, June Attaway (Larry) of Red Bay and Ray Paden (Loretta) of Dennis; one brother, H.T. Scott (Brenda) of Red Bay; one sister, Shirley Childers (H.C.) of Fulton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Paden, and her parents, Fonzy and Nettie Pounders Scott.
Pallbearers will be Derrick Attaway, Jerry Blackburn, Caleb Waddle, Blake Webb, Mark Tessener and Joshua Henley. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyler Blackburn, Chancellor Paden, K.C. Paden, Chase Paden, Josh Wilson, Brad Waddle, Brian Waddle and David Grimes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay and until service time on Saturday.

Billie Collier
BOONEVILLE – Billie LeDona Collier, 30, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a mother and homemaker, whose children were her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and singing. She was of the Apostolic faith. She will be loved and missed.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eldon McVey and Bro. Bo Collier officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
She is survived by her fiancé, Chris Stuart of Booneville; a son, Nicholas Ryder Stuart of the home; her parents, Sam and Sharie Bass of Heber Springs, Ark.; two brothers, Bro. Bo (Jennie) Collier of Booneville and Chris Collier of Heber Springs, Ark.; grandparents, Bro. Billy and Donna Thompson; her godchildren, Makia Gray and Billy Gray; a special friend, Harley Barker; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Cora Walden; and uncle, Christopher Lynn Cornelius.
Pallbearers are Timothy Cornelius, Steve Fleming, Joey McVey, Chad Stuart, Greg Fowler and Derek McVey.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Ralph Nettles
HAMILTON – Ralph Terry Nettles, 51, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born April 27, 1960, to Morris C. Nettles and Ruth Cavin McGraw. He worked for Thompson Service in the oil field industry for 21 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Jimmy Bryant officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jones Nettles of Hamilton; one daughter, Haley Nettles of Brandon; one stepdaughter, Kourtney Sims of Brandon; two stepsons, Chris Whitworth of Hamilton and Derek Whitworth of Caledonia; two sisters, Sue Partin and Elizabeth Whittington of Gloster; four brothers, Steve Cox of Crosby, Bobby Nettles of Centerville, and Carl Nettles and Morris Nettles, both of Gloster; and three grandchildren, Kyler Whitworth, Harper Whitworth and Zayne Sims.
He was preceded in death by his father, Morris C. Nettles, and one brother, William Nettles.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Earnestine McThune
OXFORD – Earnestine McThune, 68, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a native of Lafayette County and the daughter of Landers Martin Slack and the late Dock Slack. She was a member of East Providence M.B. Church. She loved gardening and fishing.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at East Providence M.B. Church. The Rev. Johnny Frost will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Woodrow McThune of Oxford; her mother, Landers Slack of Oxford; four daughters, Barbara Bowens, Janet McThune and Shirley Wright, all of Oxford, and Sandra (Melvin) Covington of Birmingham, Ala.; four sons, Perry Slack and Dwight McThune, both of Oxford, Wooodrow (Mary) McThune Jr. of Taylor and Ronnie Slack of Grand Rapids, Mich.; five sisters, Pearline (Clayyon) Mathis, Shirley (James) Brown, Barbara (Wade) Herod, Diane (Bill) Mullins and Annie Williams, all of Oxford; one brother, Robert Slack of Oxford; 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Freddie Bogard
HOLLY SPRINGS – Freddie Odell “Sis” Strickland Bogard, 66, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Samuel Chapel M.B. Church in Ashland. Burial will be in the Shiloh M.B. Church Cemetery in Ashland. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Lillie Cherry
MEMPHIS – Lillie Mae “Momma” Cherry, 93, formerly of Hollandale, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at McCraven Cemetery in Victoria. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald Moore
BYHALIA – Donald Lee Moore, 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday.

H.S. Monroe
SALTILLO – H.S. Monroe, 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a member of Mud Creek M.B. Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mud Creek M.B. Church with Pastor H.B. Sadler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include five children, Eddie Monroe (Sandra), Shelley Monroe and Bobby Monroe (Sherry), all of Chicago, Jessie Monroe (Bonnie) of Cicero, Ill., and Vernetia Thomas (Frazier) of Country Club Hill, Ill.; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Howard Monroe (Betty) of Saltillo.
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.

Olen Easterling
BLUE SPRINGS – Olen Lamar Easterling, 75, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Golden Living Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Larry Lott
STEWART – Larry Joe Lott, 52, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Choctaw County.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Johnny Jones
DUMAS – Johnny Edwin Jones, 55, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his home in Dumas.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
To view obituaries and sign the guestbook online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Nyleen Mitchell
FALKNER – Nyleen Mitchell, 94, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Earline Hawkins
WATER VALLEY – Earline Hawkins, 75, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Springhill North M.B. Church. Burial will be in New Providence M.B. Church Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at New Providence M.B. Church.

Eddie Byers
SARDIS – Eddie Joe Byers, 64, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. A native of Panola County, he was the son of Eddie D. and Nettie Byers. He was the owner of Byers Tire Shop in Sardis.
Services will be at noon Saturday at New Rock Hill M.B. Church in Sardis. The Rev.Curtis Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by hie wife, Ruby Byers of Sardis; three sisters, Daisy donaldson of Alexandria, Va., Clara (Rev. Bobby) Walker of Como and Ella Jean Byers of Joplin, Mo.; four brothers, Charles Byers, Donald Donaldson and Aaron Donaldson, all of Alexandria, Va., and Willie Byers of Sardis; and a host of children and grandchildren.

Larry Smith
DETROIT – Larry Darnell Smith, 61, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in Detroit, Mich. He was born in Oxford to Mattie Pegues Smith and the late J.B. “Jake” Smith. He was an employee of Ford Motor Company in Detroit. He was preceded in death by two brothers, J.L. Smith and W.E. Smith.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. The Rev. Johnny Frost will officiate. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Lucinda “Cindy” Smith of Detroit; his mother, Mattie Bruce of Oxford; three daughters, Sonya Smith of Minneapolis, Minn., Audra (Jerry) Moore of Jackson and Donna “Nikki” Morgan of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Norman “Martini” Smith of Minneapolis, Minn., and Darnell Smith of Detroit; and two stepsons, Carnell Hobbs and Kenneth Hobbs, both of Detroit.
Visitation will be one hour prior services at the TOMB Building.

Linda Wilson
ENTERPRISE, Ala. – Linda Guess Wilson, 50, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Enterprise, Ala.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Coldwater Cemetery at Barton.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.