Obituaries March 28, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Raymond Vinson
BELDEN – Raymond Vinson, 93, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Macedonia community, he had resided at Rosewood Residence for the past five years. He was born Dec. 9, 1919, to Henry and Paralee Dillard Vinson. He served his country in the United States Army from 1941 until 1945. He served and fought in the Northern Solomons and in the Liberation of the Philippines. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and had served as a deacon for over 60 years. He loved and appreciated his church family. Most of his adult life was spent in the butane gas business. He was the former owner of Tri-County Butane Gas Co. Later in life, he bought Snipes Shoe Shop and operated it. In 1946, he married his sweetheart, Mamie Johnson. They were married for 58 years until her death in 2004. He was happiest just being “Pop” to Dave, Karen, Leah and Logan.
In addition to his parents and his beloved Mamie, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard, A.D. and Woodrow Vinson, and his sisters, Hazel Roberts, Bessie Grant and Ruby Tollison, and a brother-in-law, Grover Johnson.
He is survived by his daughter, Shirley Irwin and her husband, Ronnie, and his grandson, Dave Irwin and his wife, Karen, and the delights of his life, his great-grandchildren, Leah and Logan Irwin. He is also survived by his brother, William Vinson and his wife, Linda, and his sisters, Jean Lessel and her husband, Mitchell, and Lucy Welch. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Johnson, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be Friday, March 29, at 11 a.m. in The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Dr. Tommy Vinson and the Rev. Terry Faulkner will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Dave Irwin, Terry Wood, Tom Tindal, Fred Vinson, Tommy Joe Smith, Jimmy Dillard and Billy Hare.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Visitation will be today, March 28, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 103 County Road 1966, Tupelo, MS 38804 or Harrisburg Baptist Church, 4675 Cliff Gookin, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Laura Watson
HAMILTON – Laura Jackson Watson, 85, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Oak Tree Plantation in Amory. She was born Aug. 12, 1927, to Ruben Davis Jackson and Bessie Rodabough Jackson in Aberdeen. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She graduated from Aberdeen High School and The University of Tennessee School of Nursing. She retired as evening charge nurse at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was a member of The First Christian Church of Aberdeen.
Her nursing career spanned 28 years, beginning as an industrial nurse at the Tronox chemical plant in Hamilton. During her career she held several positions at Aberdeen Hospital and Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory, including floor nurse, surgical nurse, Director of Nurses and retiring as the evening charge nurse at Gilmore.
She loved her family with a passion and enjoyed many happy times with them, especially trips to the ocean which she so dearly loved. She could always be counted on for sage counsel and wise advice. She was a student of God’s word and always had a Bible verse for any situation. She did hide His word in her heart. She was loved and will be so dearly missed.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at First Christian Church of Aberdeen with Bro. David Foreman and Bro. Steve Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen will be in charge of the services.
Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca W. McClure of Bellevue, Wash.; one son, David L. Watson and wife, Bess, of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, William Morgan Lloyd of Athens, Ga., Morgan Anne Lloyd of San Diego, Calif., and Lori Ann Hall and Brian Scott McClure, both of Austin, Texas; and many dear cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lee Dale Watson. She was the youngest of nine siblings, all of whom preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time Friday, March 29, 2013, at First Christian Church of Aberdeen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Aberdeen.
You can sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Travis Vanstory
ASHLAND – Travis O’Neil Vanstory, 66, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Jan. 7, 1947, in Burnsville to Howard William and Mary Ruth Caldwell Vanstory. He was a construction worker.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ashland Baptist Church. The body will be cremated. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Swinford Vanstory of Ashland; one son, Travis Jeffery “T.J.” Vanstory (Angel) of Ripley; one daughter, Mary Nicole “Nikki” Vanstory (Jen) of Falkner; five grandchildren, Marina and Collin Watkins, and Holden, Cadence and Mason Vanstory, all of Ripley; two brothers, Jody Vanstory of Blue Mountain and Robert Vanstory of Peppertown; three sisters, Martha Vanstory Burnheart of Nettleton, Shirley Ann Vanstory Starlin of Dorsey and Mary Vanstory Clayton of Sherman; a special niece, Iva Bass of Ripley; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Billy Vanstory and Gerald Vanstory; and a sister, Polly Vanstory Bass.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Ashland Baptist Church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Virginia Jones
IUKA – Virginia D. Jones, 84, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka after a brief illness. She was born on Sept. 11, 1928, to George B. and Lona Denson. She was a homemaker, a wife and loved her family. She was a member of New Lebanon Free Will Baptist Church in Tishomingo.
Services were Wednesday, March 27, at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Whitley officiating. Burial was in the Little Brown Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in New Site.
She is survived by one son, Billy W. Jones of the home; and two sisters, Grace (Dizzy) Johnson of Baldwyn and Jane Moore of New Site.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, the Rev. D.W. Jones Jr.; her parents; two sisters, Gloria Mae Wigginton and Rowena Clark; and two brothers, Edison and Edward Denson.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Carolyn Tacker
TUPELO – Carolyn Simmons Tacker, 69, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at her home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home in Somerville, Tenn.
Geraldine Mars
IUKA – Geraldine Mars, 86, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of Mt. Joy Baptist Church. She retired from Blue Bell in Tishomingo, where she worked as a seamstress for 38 years. She loved sewing, and also enjoyed gardening and flowers.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Greg Woodruff will officiate. Interment will follow in Holder Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Mike Inlow, Ricky Inlow, Jimmy Mars, Jimmy Durham, Lane Nunley and Michael Wadkins.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Ann Tubb of Tupelo and Patty O’Neill of Iuka; one son, Lloyd Shane Mars (Heather) of Iuka; one grandchild, Angela Skelton (David) of Brentwood, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, Blake Skelton, Erika Skelton and Colin Mars; and a special niece, Peggy Booker of Iuka.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd F. “Buddy” Mars; a grandson, Nick Tubb; her parents, John and Minnie Seago Odom; and 12 sisters.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Jessica Upshaw
DIAMONDHEAD – Jessica Sibley Upshaw, 53, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013. She was born on Aug. 31, 1959, in Meridian and raised in Okolona. After earning a bachelor of business administration and juris doctorate degrees at the University of Mississippi, she entered the legal profession. She practiced law with firms in Winona and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast prior to starting her own law practice specializing in worker’s compensation.
Elected to serve in the Mississippi House of Representatives in 2004, she proved herself a vigorous people’s advocate as she ably represented House District 95, including Hancock and Harrison counties. She held various committee assignments and leadership positions during her tenure with the House including chair of the House Conservation and Water Resources Committee which she held at death. She was a leader in the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s recovery from both Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil spill. She was an advocate for tourism and fiscal responsibility.
She took every opportunity to promote Mississippi. She was active in community, social and civic affiliations, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, the PEO Sisterhood, and Cursillo. She loved traveling and exploring other cultures around the world, accompanied by family, and loved houses. She was a strong Christian and a member of First United Methodist Church in Gulfport.
She will be remembered for her vibrant character, her passion for living and her service to the people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
A private graveside service will be Friday. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the sanctuary of Diamondhead Community Church. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tutor Funeral Home in Mendenhall is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Lauren Upshaw Welch; son-in-law, Thomas Stewart Welch; grandson, Porter Robert Welch; mother, Sandra Saunders Sibley; and sister, Faye Carole Sibley Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Dale Sibley; and a brother, John Dale Sibley Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.tutorfuneralhome.com.

Frances White
WEST POINT – Frances Banks White, 83, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at The Windsor Place in Columbus. She was born April 25, 1929, in Walker County, Ala., to Willie Fair and James Banks. She was a Farmers Home Administration loan officer for 30 years and worked for the Daily Times Leader as well. She was a member of Riverside Chapel Baptist Church. She married Atwell Leon White on Dec. 13, 1945. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1996.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Sallee officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Garden Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Judy Carol White and Jeanene White Pingrey of West Point; two grandchildren, Heather McClure Vizgard and Jacob Benjamin McClure; three great-grandchildren, Anisley Nichole Vizgard, Cayden Vizgard, and Farrah Belle McClure; one brother, Mack Banks (Anita) of West Point.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Buford, Paul, Charles, Guy, Mavis, Jimmy Lee, Mim and Leon.
Memorials may be made to Mississippi Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1428, Columbus, MS 39703; or to Riverside Chapel Baptist Church, 11041 Waterway Drive, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Friday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Carlos Harris
WEST POINT – Carlos M. Harris, 30, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Belleville, Ill.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Town Creek M.B. Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Manuel Contreras
BOONEVILLE – Manuel Nicholas Contreras Sr., 61, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1952, in Albuquerque, N.M. He was a truck driver for Hodges Construction Company in Tupelo. He was a United States Marine veteran and a member of St. James Catholic Church. He enjoyed mechanic work, going to the park, camping with his grandchildren, and taking them to the movies.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Melvin Lewis officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Hawkins Contreras, whom he married on Oct. 16, 1995; three daughters, Crystal Montanez of Booneville, Amanda Acosta (Luis) of Mantachie and Bridgette Lopez (Favian) of Booneville; two sons, Manuel Contreras Jr. (Mary) and Jose Contreras, all of Stockton, Calif.; his mother, Zendia Contreras of Stockton, Calif.; five brothers, Victor Contreras (Cathy), Daniel Contreras, Jessie Contreras, Ricky Contreras (Jeanne), all of Stockton, Calif., and Bobby Contreras (Kathy) of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sisters, Shirley Contreras, Kathy Contreras and Louise Contreras, all of Stockton, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Isaiah, Jordan, Laci, Juan, Luis, Ivan and Julianna.
He was preceded in death by a son, Felix Contreras; his father, Rubin Contreras; and a son-in-law, Juan Montanez Flores.
Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Barbara Isbell
SHANNON – Barbara Ann Isbell, 79, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Russellville, Ark. She was born Sept. 25, 1933, to Clifford and Cleo King. She grew up in the Birmingham Ridge community and graduated from Saltillo High School. After she married George H. Isbell Jr., they moved to Jackson, where they raised their family. In 1994, she returned to Lee County and lived in Shannon until her health began to decline. She then moved to Russellville, Ark. She was a member of Shannon’s First Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, cooking and reading. Her life was spent devoted to her family and taking care of them.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with John Box officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her two daughters, Debra Isbell of Russellville, Ark., and Shelia Jones (Wayne) of Melbourne, Australia; and her grandson, George Curtis Hayes (Marnie) of Tacoma, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Oct. 11, 1999; a sister, Itasca Grubbs; and two brothers, John H. King and Herman King.
Pallbearers will be Joey McCord, Donnie Pickens, Mike Filgo, George Hayes, Jerry King, Randy Dowd and Wayne Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Tucker Vaughan, Brooks Vaughan, John Priest and Tillman Sullivan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation at the University of Arkansas Medical Science at 4301 West Markham, No. 816, Little Rock, AR 72205-9985 or online at myeloma.uams.edu/donation.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Belinda Mathis
OXFORD – Belinda Karen Mathis, 46, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Second Baptist M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Destiny McCord
TUPELO – Destiny Montana McCord, 13, died alongside her mother at their residence on Sunday, March 24, 2013. She was born Sept. 10, 1999, to Anthony Lee McCord III and Danica Gifford McCord. A teenager, she loved hanging out with friends and spending time with her family at the lake. She was an honor student at Guntown Middle School, where she loved playing basketball and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She accepted Christ as her Savior on Jan. 3, 2011, at Center Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Brandon Murphree and the Rev. Scott Witcher officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her four sisters, Mindy Lafayette (Toby) of Hernando, Brittany Scott (Mike) of Saltillo, Kayla Bass (Keith) of Saltillo and Nikki McCord of Pontotoc; niece and nephews, Cadence, Levi, Grayson, Griffin and Luke; three aunts, Sheila Sanders (Tim), Daphne Parmely and DeAnn Richey (Kevin); two uncles, Clay and Craig Gifford; maternal grandparents, Virginia and John Gifford; paternal grandmother, Charlotte McCord; and a host of cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony McCord III; and her paternal grandfather, Anthony McCord Jr.
Pallbearers will be Chris, Justin, Tyler and Kyle Gifford, Haygen Richey and Logan Parrish.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Danica McCord
TUPELO – Danica Gifford McCord, 46, died alongside her daughter at their residence on Sunday, March 24, 2013. She was born in Joliet, Ill., on March 13, 1967, to John R. and Virginia Owens Gifford. She was of the Baptist faith. She had worked for Berkline and later Walmart Distribution Center. She enjoyed working outdoors, spending time at the lake and spoiling her grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Brandon Murphree and the Rev. Scott Witcher officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Mindy Lafayette (Toby) of Hernando, Brittany Scott (Mike) of Saltillo, Kayla Bass (Keith) of Saltillo and Nikki McCord of Pontotoc; five grandchildren, Cadence Scott, Levi Bass, Grayson Lafayette, Griffin Scott and Luke Bass; two sisters, Daphne Parmely and DeAnn Richey (Kevin); two brothers, Clay and Craig Gifford; her parents, John R. and Virginia Owens Gifford of Saltillo; special friends, Judy Tollison, Charles Smith and family; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Destiny McCord; her husband, Anthony McCord III; and her grandmother, Wilma Smith.
Pallbearers will be Gary Tollison, Craig Gifford, Vince Richey, Clay Gifford, Brandon Parmely and Tim Pannell.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Bonny Parham
AMORY – Bonny Faye Parham, 75, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born on May 7, 1937, to Maudie Parham Harden and John Sharp Parham in the Parham community of Monroe County. She graduated from Hatley High School as salutatorian in 1955. She worked at South Central Bell in Birmingham before joining the U.S. Air Force. She was married to the late Arthur Cuthbert. Following her military service, she lived in New Jersey before moving back to Monroe County in 1963.
She began working for her stepfather T.D. Harden’s newspaper, The Amory Advertiser, in 1963 and learned all aspects of the trade, beginning as a reporter and later becoming editor. She retired from the paper later known as The Monroe Journal in 2001 as advertising sales manager. She took great pride in her grandson, Josh, and loved Monroe County and its people, and her dog, Boo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Dale Funderburg and Bro. Jimmy Criddle officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She is survived by one son, Doug Cuthbert (Sheree) of Wellington, Fla.; a sister, Bobbie Jean Amos of Carrolton, Ga.; a stepbrother, Jimmy Brown (Martha) of Hatley; a stepsister, Julia Rae Parham (Herbert) of the Parham community; and a grandson, Josh Cuthbert of Wellington, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Douglas O’Neal Parham; her grandfather, T.D. Harden; and stepmother, Ollie Bell Parham.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Jackson, David Pickle, Dennis Pickle, Bill Thomas, Danny Roberson, Gerald Standifer, Johnny Cantrell and Skip Miles.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Amory Food Pantry, 123 S. Main St., Amory, MS 38821 or the Amory Humane Society, 1317 Old Hwy. 6, Amory, MS 38821.

Marty Whiteside
NEW ALBANY – Marty Whiteside, 55, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at home after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 20, 1957, in Union County to Paul and Paralee Carter Whiteside. He was a sales engineer and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He loved his family and was part of a very close extended family. He was a friend to all who knew him, always inquiring about their families. He was a true baseball fan and former ballplayer, a hard worker who loved projects, had many of them and worked best alongside others.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at United Funeral Service. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by a daughter, Mitzi Cline (Scotty) of Crystal Springs; a son, Eli Whiteside (Amy) of New Albany; two sisters, Sherra Owen (Ken) and Paulette Cossitt (Bob), both of New Albany; two brothers, Bernard Whiteside of New Albany and Carter Whiteside (Barbara) of Athens, Ala.; four grandchildren, Whit Whiteside, Wake Whiteside, Mattie Lowery Cline and Walker Cline.
Pallbearers will be his friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Tammy Stearns
MYRTLE – Tammy Stearns, 37, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Violet White
MABEN – Violet White, 91, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Starkville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in the Maben Memorial Gardens in Maben. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Leisa Johnson
FULTON – Leisa A. Johnson, 46, died Thursday, March 21, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Mary Alice Wilbanks
MOBILE, Ala. – Mary Alice Wilbanks, 98, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Visitation will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Terrell Reese Jr.
ATHENS – Terrell E. Reese Jr., 71, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
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.

David Carr
SALTILLO – David Carr, 64, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Karson Stewart
CORINTH – Karson Stewart died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.

Sophie Lynch
OXFORD – Sophie Chandler Lynch, 11 days, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Foundation, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174-1817.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

S.C. Fulgham
MABEN – S.C. Thomas “Bussie” Fulgham, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in Double Springs Cemetery. Wise Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sue Sprouse
CORINTH – Billie Sue Hubbard Sprouse, 77, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Private family burial will be at Shiloh National Cemetery in Shiloh, Tenn.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Tony Ware
SMYRNA, Ga. – Tony L. Ware, 49, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Emory Hospital-Midtown in Atlanta, Ga.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Collierville, Tenn. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Friday.

Billy Hill
VARDAMAN – Billy R. “Frog” Hill, 54, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.

James Brown Jr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – James Brown Jr., 86, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.