By NEMS Daily Journal
NETTLETON – William Bradley “Brad” Moore, 44, went to be with Jesus early Saturday morning, March 23, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. Brad was born Nov. 19, 1968, to Jimmy and Ann Sullivan Moore of Nettleton. He was married to Stacey Davis Moore and had three children, Lauren Burt and her husband Michael of Nettleton, Chris Moore of Plantersville and Braley Kayte Moore of the home. Brad cherished his wife and children…as he said “What more could a man ask for?”
Brad graduated from Nettleton High School and worked 22 years at Cooper Tire. He had just begun working at Toyota in Blue Springs when diagnosed with colon cancer. Brad also served in the National Guard with 155th Infantry Regiment. He was a member of Nettleton First Baptist Church, where he dearly loved his church family. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved the outdoors. Brad loved his family and friends with all his heart and his special companion, Sadie, his dog.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Nettleton First Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Pounders officiating. David Parker will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton are in charge of arrangements.
Brad is survived by his wife and children; his parents; his wife’s parents, Bill and Sheila Davis of Aberdeen; brother, David Moore and wife Lori of Nettleton; a nephew, Leevi Moore of Nettleton; a sister-in-law, Ashley David Breaux and husband Will of Bartahatchie; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by a baby brother, Roger; and his grandparents, Will and Sue Moore and Romie and Ozena Sullivan.
Pallbearers will be Dan Monaghan, Jody Roberts, Will Breaux, Jeff Gilmore, David Parker and Jimmy Coggin. Honorary pallbearers will be David Moore, Wayne Jenkins, Harvey Russell, Michael Burt, Bill Davis and Jody Collier.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church and will continue noon to 2 p.m. Monday.
The family asks that donations be made to the Samaritan Fund, P.O. Box 427, Nettleton, MS 38858, because everyone cared about Brad and helped in so many ways during his illness, that he and his family wanted to return the kindness.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
WEST POINT – Christopher “Chris” Pete Davis, 66, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point. He was born March 1, 1947, in Cleveland, to Mary Roncali and Earl Truman Davis. He was a butcher/meat cutter for Kroger Foods for 32 years and was of Baptist faith. He was a member of West Point Masonic Lodge No. 40 F&AM. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War. He married Betty Sue Brand Davis on July 18, 1971, at the First Baptist Church in West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Towery officiating and with full Masonic Rites. Burial will follow in later in Palestine Cemetery at Montpelier.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Davis of West Point; one daughter, Christy Davis Hudson (Jason) of West Point; one son, Christopher Mark Davis (Kristy) of Starkville; six grandchildren, Christoper Dylan Clemmons, Austin Davis Jennings, Madison Brooke Jennings, Kolton Everett Hudson, Jaycee Lynn Hudson and Kylar Philip Hudson; serveral nieces and nephews; one sister, Linda Diane Dexter (Donnie) of West Point; and three brothers, Danny E. Davis (Teresa) of Caledonia, Gary B. Davis (Rosalyn) of West Point and Roger Davis (Cheryl) of West Point.
Visitation is 12:30 until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Palestine Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Jim Murray, 18515 Hwy. 46, Pheba, MS 39755.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
RIPLEY – Kimberly Lashawn Simmons Storey, 44, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was born Jan. 31, 1969. She graduated from Northwest Community College with a degree in coemstology. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Ripley Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Ripley Cemetery. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements. Repast will be at the church.
She is survived by her daughter, Justice Storey; her sons, Gerald Batie and Shun Marshall; grandson, Jeremiah Jefferson; brother, Charles Simmons (Robbin); sisters, Chanita Dixon (Tyrone) and Felicia Spight (Melvin); special nieces, Teresa Hunter and Lucretia Carruth; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Squeaky” Storey; a son, Baby Storey; and her parents, Charles and Jo Simmons.
The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time today.
Bradley Walker Jr.
PRAIRIE – Bradley Trey Walker Jr., infant, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He was born March 20, 2013, to Shaquitta Rogers and Bradley Walker.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Prairie with the Rev. Carl Perry officiating. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Shaquitta Rogers and Bradley Walker; grandparents, Michael Rogers, Effie Rogers,Florence Walker, Willie C. Walker and Brenda Walker; great-grandparents, Roosevelt Robinson, Daisy Robinson, Frank Davidson and Rowena Davidson; and a host of other relatives.
RIPLEY – Johnnie J. McBride, 52, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1961, to Jonas B. McBride and Hazel Blackwell McBride. He attended Southside High School in Jackson, Tenn., graduated from Drice Train and was later employed at P.A.M. Transpotation. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He had a passion for fishing, hunting and relaxing with his friends and family.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Foster’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Howell officiating. Burial will be at Ruckersville Cemetery in Falkner.
Visitation is noon to 8 p.m. with family hour 6 to 8 p.m today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service.
He is survived by his wife Jeannie Peterson McBride; sons, Sanica Lacy, Terrell McBride and Robert McBride; three stepchildren, Katrice Johnson, Nakia Johnson and Elijah Johnson; seven grandchildren, Cordaruis, Trevion, Austin, Jonas, Ashanti, Kaylia and Hailee; three step-grandchildren, Aysiah Clark, Armonie Lee and Alexis Lee; and two great-grandchildren, Nakkyiah and Zanhyilh.
He was preceded in death by a precious grandchild; and his parents.
TUPELO – James Hugh “Tody” Thompson, 71, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 26, 1941, in Union County, to Gara Herring Thompson and Erskin Thompson and was the second of five sons. He lived most of his adult life in Lee County. He was a Baptist. He served in the military under the Army National Guard Reserve. He loved listening to Gospel music, especially the Chuck Wagon Gang, and watching John Hagee Ministries on TV. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in his garden, growing vegetables and sitting on the back patio watching and feeding birds and squirrels. He was a retired truck driver with Ashley Furniture in Ecru.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Terry Cutrer officiating. Entombment will be in the Lee Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Survivors include his daughter, Theresa “TeeCee” McCullough of Ingomar; three sons, Mike Thompson (Sandy) of New Albany, Geryl Thompson (Rhonda) of Ingomar and John E. Thompson (Jennifer) of Murphreesboro, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elgin Thompson (Carolyn) of Hickory Flat and Joe Thompson of New Albany; his wife, Louise Mask Thompson of Tupelo; one special granddaughter, Amy Mask of the home whom they raised as their daughter; a special sister-in-law, Geneva Kabban of Sherman; two stepsons, Gary Mask (Sherry) of Alpine and Wayne Mask (Sherry) of Brewer; and numerous other step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Brenda Thompson Crumpton; and two brothers, Wayne Thompson and Larry Thompson.
The family requests that memorials be made to North Mississippi Medical Center Inpatient Hospice, 422A E. President St., Tupelo MS 38801.
For online condolences and guest registry, please visit leememorialonline.com.
BYHALIA – Mary Sue Wiley, 96, formerly of Iuka, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Trinity Mission of Great Oaks in Byhalia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
TUPELO – Bobby Gene Briscoe, 76, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Lafayette County to Francis Eugene Briscoe and Sarah Anderson Briscoe. He graduated from Taylor High School and in 1959, received his degree in Agriculture from Mississippi State University. He married his sweetheart, Barbara Ferrell, on Sept. 6, 1959, in Panola County. He joined the Mississippi National Guard and began a lifelong commitment to and love of farming the land of Lafayette County. His entrepreneurial path included Riverside Chemical Company/Cook Industries. He was founder and owner of Briscoe Construction Company, a company he owned until his death. His trademark carpentry/building skills are evident all over north Mississippi, where he constructed hundreds of homes, especially FmHA housing through the USDA. In later years, his specialty was construction of USDA county and regional headquarters facilities. He was a Church and Community leader. He and Barbara joined Harrisburg Baptist Church in 1963. He loved his Church family and served actively as a former deacon, active in his Sunday school class, as a consultant to building and real estate projects and as a faithful Monday morning offering counter for many years. He was a former president of the Northeast Mississippi Home Builders, a director of First South Farm Credit Association, formerly a member of the Exchange Club and was former Cattleman of the Year in Lafayette County. Aside from his love and devotion to his family, he enjoyed good conversation, sharing his jovial personality and exercising. He will best be remembered as a steward of the Briscoe family landholdings in Lafayette County which he often rode and walked over with consummate respect and joy for God’s creation and its produce.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo with Dr. Forrest Sheffield, the Rev. David Langerfeld and the Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial is at Cleat Creek Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors are entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of more than 53 years, Barbara Ferrell Briscoe of Tupelo; two sons, Paul Briscoe (Martha) and John Briscoe (Dana), all of Oxford; his daughter, Michelle McAuley (Dr. Robert McAuley) of Tupelo; eight grandchildren who affectionately called him Daddy Bob, Joshua Briscoe, Bradley Briscoe, Shelby Briscoe, Rob McAuley, Sarah Grace Briscoe, Ferrell McAuley, Mabrey Briscoe and Brooke McAuley; and special cousins, Mike Anderson, Mike Briscoe and Bill Anderson, all of Oxford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Ouida Briscoe Capers.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Joshua, Bradley, Rob and Charlie Greer, Joe Kilgo and Tony Stephens. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Poe, Hamilton Smith, Murray Coward, Jimmy Mounce, Freddy Moore, Frank Brinkley, Wilson Long, Charles Twitty and members of the Duncan/Moore Sunday school class at Harrisburg.
Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and 10 until service time Monday at the Church. Additional visitation will be 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Oxford with burial to follow.
Memorials may be made to Harrisburg Baptist Church Building Fund, 4685 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS. 38801 or to Clear Creek Baptist Church, 50 CR 313, Oxford, MS 38655.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BELMONT – Alvie Gene Timms, 69, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born in Itawamba County, to Hollis and Juanita Orear Timms. He was a born again Christian and attended First Baptist Church in Belmont. He was a sewing machine mechanic.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont, with Bro. Ray Burks officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery in Belmont.
Survivors are his wife of 51 years, Ernestine Timms; son, Tony Timms (Mary) of Saltillo; daughter, Gina Rooker of Belmont; two granddaughters, Kaley Moore and Alivia Rooker; two grandsons, Garrett Rooker and Connor Timms; three brothers, Jimmy Timms and Jerry Timms, both of Belmont, and Tommy Timms of Bigbee; and four sisters-in-law, Juantia Hughes of Bartlett, Virginia “Cookie” Taylor of Memphis, Lorine Brumley of Fulton and Patricia Timms of Golden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Carl and Hattie Orear and C.C. and Willie Timms; and two brothers, Larry Wade Timms and Hollis Eugene Timms.
Pallbearers will be Royce Hopkins, Ricky Orear, Dwight Tessener, Steve George, Lloyd “Peanut” Rhodes and Tommy Crane.
Visitation is until service time today.
Master Sgt. William Hall
TUPELO – Master Sgt. William F. Hall, 70, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 14, 1943, in the Auburn Community, to Leonard Frances and Madie B. Garrett Hall. A decorated Vietnam war veteran of the United States Air Force, he retired as a master sergeant after 20 years of service. His military career was a great accomplishment that he was very proud of. He was a member of the Crossroads Christian Church.
Graveside services, with full military honors, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Mark Cayson officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Wilhelmine Hall; one son, Rolf Hall of the Auburn Community; one sister, Billie Hale (June) of the Auburn Community; one brother, Bobby Mills (Jean) of Saltillo; six nieces, Gail Mills, Diane Mills, Glenda Cooper, Karen Garrett, Sheile and Lisa Hale; and six nephews, Mark Mills, Barry and Danny Garrett, Tim, Jeff and Phillip Hale.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Bo Bo Mills and Jack Garrett.
Visitation is 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
BURNSVILLE – Delia Lambert, 80, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at her residence.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Hal McKay Jr.
BRUCE – Hal Samuel McKay Jr., 68, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at his residence. He was born on June 28, 1944, in Mississippi. He was employed by Bauhaus as a Shipping and Receiving Manager. He served in the Army.
Services will be announced at a later time. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Coker Chapman (James) of Horn Lake; his wife, Janet Sue Corley McKay of Bruce; one daughter, Melissa “Missy” Townes of Grenada; two sons, John K. McKay (Pam) of Grenada and Shane McKay (Mackenzie) of San Diego, Calif.; two stepsons, Larry “Duece” Prewett (Amanda) of Pontotoc and Bradley Prewett of Okolona; two sisters, Brenda Allen of Birmingham, Ala., and Reba Hodge of Kosciusko; two brothers, Joe Pilkington of Water Valley and Jimmy Muncher of Nesbit; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hal McKay Sr.
Condolences may be made online at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Joe Ann Farley
BYHALIA – Joe Ann Farley, 78, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto in Southaven. She was born March 29, 1934, to Marion Hayes and Evie Langston Coleman. She was a member of Emory Methodist Church, owner of Byhalia LP Gas Co. and a member of the Red Hat Society.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Emory Independent Methodist Church with the Rev. Leon Burton officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are sons, Timothy Joseph Farley (Vicki) of Mt. Laurel, N.J., and Robert Edward Farley (Deles) of Holly Springs; sister, Fay Coleman (Waddy) Norman of Natchitoches, La.; and grandchildren, Melissa Farley, Allen Farley, Preston Farley and Owen Farley.
She was preceded in death by husband, James Robert Farley; and her parents.
Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.
ECRU – Patty Mae Hood, 51, died Friday, March 22, 2013, in Leflore County. She was born on March 5, 1962, in West Virginia. She was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Hal Clark officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Water Valley.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Hood of Ackerman; two sons, Devin Dickey (Heather) of Senatobia and Jason Womble of Water Valley; one grandchild, Juliana Dickey of Senatobia; and one sister, Gay Davis of Lorane, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Davis and Rosella Davis; three sisters, Kay, Mary and Terrie; and one brother, Otis Andrews.
Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
DENNIS – Lorene Reid, 84, died Saturday, March 23, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
MANTACHIE – Pearl Alexander, 72, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at her residence on Highway 363 in Mantachie. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
BOONEVILLE – Lee R. Holsman, 88, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillian Funeral Home.
HICKORY FLAT – Imogene Gullick Henry, 85, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Southaven. She was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Lafayette County, to Herbert Gullick and Opal McBroom Gullick. She was a housewife and a member of the Amaziah Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany, with the Rev. Jason Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Amaziah Cemetery.
She is survived by three nieces, Christy Richardson of Southaven, Rebecca Stacks of Hickory Flat and Tammy Beene of Lake Cormorant; and six great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Vaughn Henry; two sisters, Iris Hawkins and Verdie Faye Gullick; and two brothers, Herbert Hoyle Gullick and Henry Orville Gullick.
Visitation is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
For online concolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
GORE SPRINGS – Terry Lee Young, 58, passed away Friday,March 22, 2013, at his home.
Graveside services are at 3 p.m. today at Ebenezer Cemetery in Eupora.
Visitation is 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at Wise Funeral Home in Eupora.
IUKA – Randall Jones, 50, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Patrick United Methodist Church. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an account set up at Renasant Bank for the family and children of Randall Jones.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
CHESTERVILLE – Annie Ruth Cheek, 85, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.