Obituaries March 4, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Hollace Smith
IUKA – Hollace J. Smith, 88, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Iuka.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Salem Cemetery. Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka. The body will lie in repose for one hour prior to service.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Walters
SALTILLO – Dorothy Dean Walters, 52, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at her residence in Saltillo. She was born Feb. 9, 1960, in Starkville to Myrtle Stone O’Rourke and the late Tommie Nation. She was a customer service person and a member of Enon Baptist Church. Her husband, Carl Walters, preceded her in death in May 1992.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Bro. Frank Breaux officiating, and Bro. Lynn Hughes assisting. Burial will follow in Big Springs/Enon Cemetery in Clay County. Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include daughter, Chastity Cherubin (Wendell) of Columbia, S.C.; son, C.W. Walters (Mary Hodges) of Pheba; one granddaughter; Ainsley Cherubin; her mother, Myrtle Stone O’Rourke of Saltillo; one sister, Katherine Wright of Henryetta, Okla.; and one brother, Danny Nation of Pontotoc.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her father; her daughter, Charity Walters; and half brothers, Jimmy Nation and Ricky Nation.
Pallbearers will be Chris Fox, Johnny Hancock, John Lancanster, Benny Borst, Ben Cliett, Charles Thornton, Ray Emmons and Lonnie W. Brand.
Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Hoggy, Dr. Charles Montgomery, Dr. Will Edmmundson, Dr. Roger Williams and Dr. Chris Bell.
Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Donald Shaw
MANTACHIE – Donald Eugene Shaw, 70, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Aug. 22, 1941, in Tampa, Fla., to Jack Elmore and Alice Elizabeth Mercer Shaw. He served in the U.S. Marine Reserves from 1959 to 1964 and the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1984, when he retired as an E7. He served his country in the Vietnam War. After his military service, he worked as a truck driver for Glade and Grove Supply for 13 years before becoming disabled. In his younger years, he enjoyed camping and fishing. Later in life, he became an avid cook and enjoyed watching cooking shows. Most of all, he loved being with his family.
Graveside services with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Judy Shaw, of Mantachie; one son, Donald Shaw Jr. (Karen) of Clewiston, Fla.; one daughter, Elizabeth Spradling (Wess) of Mantachie; seven grandchildren, Crystal Finney (Marlo), Jessica Spradling, Cheryl Shaw, T.J. Spradling, Robert Earl Spradling, Donny Shaw III and Cole Spradling; and two great-grandchildren, Makennah Guin and Hannah Guin.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tiffany Putnam; one sister, Shirley Elizabeth Rossner; one brother, Jack E. Shaw Jr.; and his parents.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
Carl Kingsley
TUPELO – Carl Kingsley, 90, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors.
Woodie Murff Jr.
ABERDEEN – Woodie W. Murff Jr., 73, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his home in Aberdeen. He was born June 14, 1936, to Woodie W. Murff Sr. and Cora F. Murff. He was a retired employee of Walker Manufacturing and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Roy McHenry officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Minnee Lou Murff of Aberden; one stepson, Ricky Thompson of Hamilton; one brother, Bobby Gene Murff of Aberdeen; three stepgrandchildren, Bryce Thompson, Jamie McMahen and Andy Thompson; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Mike Thompson.
An online guest register and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Dr. Joe K. Stephens
WEST POINT – Dr. Joe Keeton Stephens, 80, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. He was born in Belmont, on Aug. 9, 1931. He graduated from University High School in Oxford in 1949 where he won numerous academic awards. He received a B.S. from the University of Mississippi in 1953. He graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1956. He then spent one year as an intern at the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson. In 1957, he began a two-year tour of duty with the United States Air Force, serving as an Air Force doctor in Japan, Korea and at Columbus Air Force Base. After completing his military duty, he did a two-year residency in pediatrics at the University of Alabama Medical Center, where he served as the chief resident. He came to West Point in 1961 to begin a practice in pediatrics. He later also became an allergy specialist. He retired in 1996 after 35 years of practice. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in West Point, where he taught Sunday School for many years. He was the team doctor for the West Point Green Wave for many years and one of the organizers of the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Belmont City Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by cousins, Thomas Everett Childs Jr. of Fulton and Jolee Childs Hussey (Charles) of Oxford; and a host of other cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C.W. and Gladys Keeton Stephens, and his wife, Sarah Jeanette “Tippy” Stephens, on Nov. 6, 2010.
Pallbearers will be Hubert Caston, Bob Wyman, Kenny Dill, Donald Raines, Art Strobel, Eugene Bailey, Danny Mize and Doug Wood.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Edmund A. Miller Jr., Dr. T.N. Braddock, Tim McKibben and the Malone Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home in West Point. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday until service time for a visitation.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 293, West Point, MS 39773.
Shorty Oliver
NETTLETON – Cleveland W. “Shorty” Oliver Sr., 76, died Saturday at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
Bobbie Nell Jenkins
BALDWYN – Bobbie Nell Jenkins 78, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at Landmark Nursing Facility.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Ingram Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Neal Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her children, Rick Tyus (Marie) of Baldwyn and Diane Angle (Bob) of Amory; special friend, John Byrd of Booneville; grandchildren, Richard Davis (Jessica), Amy Benjamin, Nicholas Tyus, Nikki Tidwell (Scotty) and Scott Angle (Amanda); and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow Cox and Coy Gardner; husbands; Leroy Tyus and Ernest Jenkins; and a daughter, Shelia Yvonne Tyus.
Pallbearers will be Richard Davis, Scotty Tidwell, Nicholas Tyus and Billy Brasel.
Berneice Nobles
NEW ALBANY – Berneice Ivy Nobles, 69, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Oct. 26, 1942, in the Bradley Community in Oktibbeha County to Henry Alvin Ivy and Louise Ellington Ivy. She was retired from insurance sales and a member of First Baptist Church in New Albany.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in New Albany with the Rev. Ricky Blythe and the Rev. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Hardin Bramlett (Brian) of New Albany; two sons, Rob Nobles (Roben) of Olive Branch and Mike Nobles (Sonya) of New Albany; five sisters, Nora Lee Beauchamp of Moss Point, Doris Richey of Mooreville, Mary Cox of New Albany, Evelyn Ivy of Myrtle and Betty Hall of Ecru; a brother, Billy Ivy of Wyatte; and seven grandchildren, Jayme Nobles, Logan Nobles, Madison Nobles, Hunter Hardin, Josh Hardin, Levi Bramlett and Meg Bramlett.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jimmy Ivy and Johnny Ivy.
Pallbearers will be Adam Hardy, David Sansing, Tony Ivy, Alex Ivy, Chris Dye, John Ivy, Danny Beauchamp and Doug Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Easton Hall, Mason Maxey, Tyler Verrell, John Holt Waldrop, Riley Alef, Cam Clark, Eli Tate, Laden Stanford, Luke Wilson, Tanner Watson, Taylor Watson, Hayden Floyd, Tyler Duff and Joseph King.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose from noon to service time.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Retha Barnett
TREMONT – Retha Mae Darracott Barnett, 89, died Friday, March 2, 2012.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Mt. Olive United Methodist Church Cemetery in Tremont. Deaton Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time on Tuesday.
Ceil Moore
OXFORD – Ceil J. Moore, 77, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his home near Oxford.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.
Memorials may be made to Center Hill Cemetery, c/o Joe Sanders, 5539 Hwy. 35 S., Batesville, MS 38606.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
Melvin Walker
IUKA – Melvin Walker, 73, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Campground Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Armstrong officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Ricky Walker of Iuka, Randy Walker of El Paso, Texas, and Gary Walker of Tupelo; one daughter, Theresa Green (Tony) of Tupelo; one brother, Frank Walker of Taylorsville; three sisters, Beatrice Vess of Iuka and Rachel Robinson of Tishomingo, and half sister, Janice Irvin of Iuka; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Ora Walker; and two brothers, Reginald and Harold Walker.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Holly, Jerry Holly, Terry Hester, Anthony Robinson, Brooks Green and Tony Green.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Springs United Methodist Church Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Daniel Ward
TUPELO – Daniel Ward, 87, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Booneville. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jerry Reynolds
ALPINE – Jerry Reynolds, 59, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at his sister’s residence in the Alpine community.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Birdie Clayton
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Birdie Clayton, 98, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at her home in Millington. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
Eula Holcomb
FULTON – Eula Lavera Holcomb, 97, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was born Dec. 15, 1914, in Tishomingo County to Jake and Carrie Viola Stacy Allen. She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, traveling and loved her family and church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at New Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. David Holcomb, Bro. Brian Weems and Bro. Marc Howard officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Allen (Geraldine) Holcomb of Belmont; her daughters, Carolyn (Charles) Horn of Golden and Marilyn (Ronnie) Cunningham of Belmont; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Brooks Holcomb; a daughter, Louise Childress; a granddaughter, Pamela Kay Sparks; and an infant sister.
Pallbearers will be Alex Ewing, Tony Collum, Jon Howard, Steve Horn, Chris Cleveland, Tom Shadle, Rick Wargo and Cody Gray.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Jimmy Dillard
ECRU – Jimmy Dillard, 65, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home.