Obituaries March 5, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

I.J. Chapman Sr.
GUNTOWN – I.J. Chapman Sr., 72, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 7, 1937, to Isaac and Ollie B. Richardson Chapman. He was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ in Baldwyn. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Baldwyn with Bro. Tim Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Memorial Gardens in Guntown. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangement.
Survivors include his wife, Ruthie Jennings Chapman; four daughters, Cassandra Smith, Grenatie Bails (Dwight), Depra Loving (Robert) and Amanda Latimar (Taylor); two sons, I. J. Chapman Jr. (Donna) and Joey F. Chapman; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Temple, Jeffie King (Leon) and Clara Brantley; two brothers, Jimmie Chapman (Jeri) and Isaac Chapman (Cheri); two sisters-in-law, Lutitia Chapman Golden and Dorothy Chapman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Murphy B., Lester and Annise Chapman; and two sisters, Alice Bush and Sarah Chapman.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services Saturday.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Matthew Turner
TREMONT – Matthew Turner, 27, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 28, 1983, in Amory to Jimmy and Diane Turner. He was a member of the Fulton Church of God of Prophecy. He loved computers and enjoyed the Royal Rangers, go-carts and kickboxing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Tim Winters and Bro. Bobby Crenshaw officiating. Burial will be in the Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery in Lee County.
Survivors include his wife of five years, Andie Ledbetter Turner of Tremont; a son, Gabriel Turner, and a daughter, Ella Turner, both of the home; his parents, Jimmy and Diane Turner of Tremont; two brothers, Brian Turner (Shanna) and John Turner, both of Tremont; his grandmother, Roxie Turner of Tremont; three nieces, Lauren Lusk, Cheyenne Ramos and Toni-Marie Jacob; four nephews, Jayden and Jared Turner, J.P. Lusk and Michael Keating; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Wade Wood, and Jerry Ledbetter; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Audrey Peoples, Audie Turner and Walter Peoples.
Pallbearers will be Eric Miller, Blake Nichols, Tony Ramos, Rich Littlejohn, Ramaul Warren and Matt Murphy.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Roosevelt Galmore
BATESVILLE – Roosevelt “Smitty” Galmore, 65, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at his home in Batesville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Gillion M.B. Church in Batesville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Charlie H. Moore
BYHALIA – Charlie H. Moore, 73, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at the Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries and sign the online register book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Cary Shadburn
TUPELO – Cary Junior Shadburn, 41, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at his home in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Union Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to service time today at the church.

Emily Shelton
CORINTH – Emily Maxine Shelton, 86, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tate Baptist Church. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to service time Saturday at the church.

Deborah Markham
SMITHVILLE – Deborah Lynn Boyd Markham, 49, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at her home. Born June 15, 1960, in Rockford, Ill., she was the daughter of James William “Totie” Boyd and the late Martha Faye Plunkett Boyd. She married Michael Wayne Markham in 1984. She grew up in the Amory area. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and attended Cross Pointe Fellowship in Nettleton. A nurse for 25 years, she worked as a case manager for Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. She enjoyed flowers, swimming, family, especially her grandchildren, cooking, traveling and praising God.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Danny Carl Burks officiating. Private burial will be in her forest, which she loved.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Wayne Markham of Smithville; her father, James William Boyd of Quincy; four daughters, Tanya Griggs (Johnny) of Smithville, Jennifer Hendi (Tamer) of Franklin, Ky., Kerry Sintikakis (Joe) of Nettleton and Ashley Brooke Markham of Smithville; two brothers, James William Boyd Jr. of Quincy and Jeffrey Allen Boyd of Smithville; two sisters, Tina Marie Hulett of Columbus and Jena Leigh Boozer of Smithville; and eight grandchildren, Tanner Jordan Griggs, Kimberly Gabriella Griggs, Zaid Alexander Hendi, Kyler Zane Griggs, Hailey Madison Sintikakis, Ethan Chase Sintikakis, Annabelle Grace Griggs and Jesse Corbin Sintikakis.
She was preceded in death by her mother; one sister, Toni Kaye Boyd Umfress; and grandparents, Martha Plunkett Hendon and Wesley, Ellis and Bea Plunkett, and Durward and Virgie Lou Boyd.
Pallbearers will be Mark Wedell, Taylor Wedell, Chuck Moffett, Michael Wayne Knight, Scott Norman and Chris Markham. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Carter, Joshua Knight, and coworkers at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue until service time Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.

Charlotte Hughes
AMORY – Charlotte Jean Bostick Hughes, 51, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born Jan. 24, 1959, in Red Bay, Ala., she was the daughter of Haskell Veto “Hack” and Betty Jean Ruple Bostick. She lived in Zion, Ill., and in Amory since 1994. She had worked at McDonald’s, Savings Gas and Big Star before becoming disabled. She enjoyed collecting frogs of all types, crocheting, and reading.
Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Laneya Hughes of Amory; one sister, Tabatha Lynn Bostick of Smithville; niece, Amanda Lee Hafford of Hamilton, Ala.; great-nephew, Kristian Pardue of Alabama; her stepfather, Ernest Lee Brown of Tipp City, Ohio; and special friend, William Duncan of Amory.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Antonio Neely
HOLLY SPRINGS – Antonio Antwain “Big Cheez” Neely, 33, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at the graceland Care Center in Oxford.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Doxey Auditorium at Rust College in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home 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 state at Doxey Auditorium from 9 to 9:55 a.m. Saturday.

Freddie Taylor Sr.
HICKORY FLAT – Freddie Gene Taylor Sr., 56, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at his daughter’s home in Tupelo.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Golden Gate Cathedral Church of God in Christ of New Albany. Burial will be in the McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. Saturday.
Barbara McClendon
SHANNON – Barbara Jean Sims McClendon, 66, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at her home. A native of Chickasaw County, she was the daughter of the late Dock and Addie B. Sims. She was a member of Pine Grove M.B. Church in Shannon.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope United Methodist Church in Houston with the Rev. Jack Shelton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Daniel (Cynthia) E. McClendon, Anthony C. McClendon and Rickey (Wilean) F. McClendon, all of Shannon; two daughters, Mildred (Michael) B. Parks of Okolona and Solzhenitsyn (Maurice) Shumpert of Tupelo; a daughter-in-law, Etoil Green of Shannon; one nephew reared in the home, Thomas “Zeeke” (Dollie) McIntosh; one brother, Johnnie (Maeda) Sims of Okolona; three sisters, Juanita Goree of Shannon, Alice Faye (James) Hughes of Okolona and Shirley (Willie) Goree of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; four brothers-in-law: three sisters-in-law; a special cousin, Pearlie Mae Carr of Houston; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Elex “Twist” McClendon; one son, Craig S. McClendon; her parents; two sisters, Lois Hicks and Mildred “Tennis” Gates; one brother, Willie Sims; her father- and mother-in-law: Aaron and Lenora McClendon.

Alicia Vasconcelos
NEW ALBANY – Alicia Vasconcelos, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at the Pontotoc Hospital.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home in New Albany. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Glenfield Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her children, Moises Munos, Abigail Vasconcelos, Micaela, Leyla, Eraida, Armida, Jairo and Obet Ordaz; 21 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; seven siblings.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Maxine Reese
CALHOUN CITY – Alice Maxine Reese, 94, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at the Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 1, 1915, in Vardaman. She was a registered nurse, working for the Public Health Service for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was active in church activities. She was a lifetime member of the New Century Club and was selected Woman of the Year.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Alice Reese Lindsey (Danny) of Cleveland and Hilda Jane Reese Hemphill (Del) of Slate Springs; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Reese of Calhoun City; a son, Benjamin Howell Reese Jr. (Olivia) of Calhoun City; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Howell Reese; her parents, John Marshall Robertson and Myrtice Dye Robertson, and a son, Dr. Andy James Reese.
Pallbearers will be Dale Hays, Danny Hawkins, Robert Gaston, Wayne Crocker, George Mounger, William Price Wright, Dr. Reese Lindsey and Ben Reese.
Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Lackey, Rupert Lunceford, Mike Dunagin, Johnny Aven and Jim Keyser.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Pauline Conner
PONTOTOC – Pauline Bevill Conner, 97, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc. She was born Sept. 3, 1912, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Melvin Crawley and the Rev. Billy Conner officiating. Burial will be in Montevista Cemetery in Webster County.
Survivors include one son, William Conner of Pontotoc; one brother, William Ray Bevill of Houston; one grandson, two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Elton Conner; her parents, Willie Lonzo Bevill and Jinnie Mae Adams Bevill; a brother, Willie Jean Conner; and four sisters and five brothers.
Pallbearers will be Bro. Joey Johnson, Manchel Wages, Earl Abbott, Jimmy Heair, Jimmy Kirby and Larry Methvin.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Sammie Isbell
PONTOTOC – Sammie Otis Isbell, 79, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at the Pontotoc Nursing Home. He was a native and former resident of Houlka. He was a member of Thompson Chapel CME Church. He loved traveling and gardening.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Chapel CME Church. The Rev. Lawrence McKenzie will officiate. Burial will be in East County Line Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Clemmie Isbell of Pontotoc; two goddaughters, Samya Brooks of Pontotoc and Brianna Brooks of Clinton: two godsons, Jacobe Johnson and Brenton Vaughn of Houlka; three sisters, Delores Garrett of Pontotoc, and Mary Nell Pulliam and Ida Bell (Aaron) Berry of Houlka; four brothers, Charlie (Iris) Pulliam, Willie Van Pulliam, Melvin (LaVada) Pulliam and Leroy (Betty) Pulliam, all of Houlka.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
George Parker
GUNTOWN – George W. “Chubby” Parker, 83, of the Blair community, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 17, 1927, to Lawrence and Arca Parker. He was a retired manager of the Lee County Co-op with more than 30 years of service. He was also a farmer and cattleman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Japan. He was a deacon and member of Euclatubba Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and the outdoors. He loved his family and taught them to love and appreciate life. He was a friend to all he met.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Scott Witcher and Bro. Danny Roper officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Polly Vandiver Parker of Guntown; twin daughters, Sharon Hudspeth (Royce) of Columbus and Susan Schneeflock (Robert) of Madison; grandchildren, Ashley Hudspeth Youngblood (Mac), Brian Enis (Allie) and Stacie Schneeflock, all of Jackson; great-grandchildren, Amelia Youngblood, Reagan Enis, Fisher Enis and Gunner Enis.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be George Self, Tommy Patton, James Gordon Robison, Billy Wade Robison, Merle Claunch, Jimmy Palmer, John Montgomery and Mike Robison.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday.

Dan Finch
IUKA – Robert Daniel Finch, 48, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. An avid hunter and fisherman, he especially enjoyed duck hunting. He was a lifelong golfer who enjoyed children and teaching them to play golf.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery. Bro. Stanley Magill will officiate. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one brother, Brett Finch of Iuka; one aunt, Ann Finch Hastings of Montreal, Canada; one nephew; two nieces; his cousins, Cindy Wolford Hudson of Iuka, Rusty Wolford of Collierville, Tenn., Crystal Wolford Cartwright of Texas and Susie Phillips of Dennis; and numerous other cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Barry Finch and Bobbie Sue Lomenick Finch; and his grandparents, J. D. and Jessie Finch and Robert and Mattie Lomenick.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Scott, Jody Dawson, Justin Sollars, Raymond Jourdan, Frank Brinkley, Charlie Cutshall, John Andy Ward and Dr. Eddie Hord.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tishomingo County Golf Team.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

SSgt. William Ricketts
CORINTH – Funeral services for SSgt. William S. “Seth” Ricketts will be at noon Monday at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth. Condolences may be left at www.Memorialcorinth.com.

Barry Hannah
OXFORD – Howard Barry Hannah, 71, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at his home in Oxford.
The family will have a private funeral and graveside service. A public memorial service will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Fulton Chapel on the University of Mississippi Campus. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to: Barry Hannah Award in Fiction c/o The Yalobusha Review Department of English, C 128 Bondurant Hall, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848 or Friends of Pete, c/o Lele Gillespie, 1013 South Lamar, Oxford, MS 38655 or to the ASPCA Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20077.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

James Vaughn
WEST POINT – James Monroe Vaughn, 86, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Springs M.B. Church in Bruce. Burial will follow in Zion Springs Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at New Hope Church of God in Christ.

Annie Wallis
BALDWYN – Annie Wallis, 100, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at the Landmark Nursing Facility in Booneville. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn. Officiating will be Bro. Rayburn Richardson, and her great-grandsons, Bro. Pat Powell and Bro. Mark Cagle. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Marjorie Hester (Jerry) of Booneville; one daughter-in-law, Martha Wallis of Baldwyn; four grandchildren, Mike Hester (Trish) and Angelia Peeks (Jerry), all of Booneville, Kay Old (Harry) and Donnie Wallis (Judy), all of Baldwyn; seven great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dossie Wallis; one son, Duane Wallis; her parents, Robert and Bella Dawson Hendrix; and four sisters and one brother.
Annie Shack
TUPELO – Annie L. Shack, 57, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at her home in Tupelo. She was born March 10, 1952, to Minnie Lee Cayson Dean and Edward Dean. She was a member of the Red Oak Grove M.B. Church and an employee of Super Sagless for many years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Red Oak Grove M.B. Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Charles Cox officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Dwight Dean (Angie) of Saltillo and Nicholas Shack (Yolanda) of Verona; one granddaughter, Jordyn Dean; one grandson, Josh Hill; her companion, Doc Shade Rainey Jr. of Tupelo; one sister, Dorothy Hill (Milton); two brothers, Michael Dean and Johnnie Dean; her niece and caregiver, Sandra Raper (Floyd); a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law, Almetria Dean; special friends, Larry and Cheryl Rainey, Rev. Billy & Wilma Rainey, Cornelius and Mary Rainey, Melissa Rainey, Naomi and James Knowles, Debra and Billy Farr, Janice and Henry Mitchell, Mary Ann Brown, and Eartha and Larry Bradley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James Dean; and a sister, Loretta Riley.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today and the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Sign the guestbook at www.nljonesandson.com.

Mabelene Pettigrew
NETTLETON – Mabelene Conwill Pettigrew, 86, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 29, 1923, in Lee County to Tom and Ozell Monaghan Conwill. She was a lifelong resident of Nettleton. She was a former assistant city clerk for the City of Nettleton and a retired technician at central supply at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Nettleton. She was a seamstress, an avid reader and a gardener. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nettleton First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Aubrey Boren and the Rev. David Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Carroll Pettigrew (Melba) of Nettleton and James Harold Pettigrew of Madison; one grandson, James Carroll Pettigrew; two sisters-in-law, Betty Conwill of Verona and Helen Cathcart of Mulliken, Mich.; three nieces, Nancy Hamm, Rosemary Barnes and Kim Sanders; and one nephew, Greg Conwill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace I. Pettigrew; her parents; two sisters, Vivian Davis (Wilbur) and Rose Birmingham (William); and one brother, Eugene Conwill.
Pallbearers will be Greg Conwill, Fred Pettigrew, Jimmy Bryan, Dale Whitlock, John Dabbs and Scott Barnes.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class at the Nettleton First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Union Cemetery Fund, c/o Pauline Hawkins, 30010 Hawkins Road, Nettleton, MS 38858.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Marjorie E. Martin
RIPLEY – Marjorie E. Martin, 83, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Tippah County Hospital. She was born Feb. 1, 1927, to Clovis Chapman and Martha Bartlett Chapman. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Tippah County. She was a retired telephone operator with Bell Telephone Company.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Skip Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Tippah County.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen Martin Lee (Monte) of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Bobby Chapman of Ripley and Henry Chapman (Opal) of Blue Mountain; one grandson, Monte R. Lee (Wendy); three granddaughters, Samantha and Marjorie Lee, both of San Antonio, Texas, and Azure Lee of Hondo, Texas; two nieces, Brenda Carter of McDavid, Fla., and Vicky Miller (Smoky) of Ripley; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Owen Martin; her parents; four sisters, Ruby Bell, Dovie Gates, Eunice Robbins and Elwanda Tapp; and five brothers, Randolph, James Edward, J.C., Joyce and Royce Chapman.
Pallbearers will be Monte Lee, Johnny Chapman, Shane Bourg, Louis Bourg, Dug Gates and Zac Dickinson. Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews.
To view obituaries and sign the guestbook online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Helen Searles
TUPELO – Helen Searles, formerly of Chicago, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Craig Jr. Wall
FULTON – Craig Jr. Wall, 73, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at his home in Fulton. He was born in Itawamba County to Aurthur Craig and Katie Lou Wall. He was a member of the New Chapel CME Church. He attended school at New Chapel. He was formerly employed at Dura Container Company and Itawamba Lumber Company of Fulton, and at Purnell’s Pride of Tupelo. He was a Mason and a singer star for the Morning Doves. He loved playing cards with his grandchildren and going to church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Chapel CME Church in Fulton with the Rev. Luther Minor officiating. Burial will be in the New Chapel Cemetery in Fulton. Darden & Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, James Edward (Phyllis) Wall and Larry Paul Wall, all of Fulton, and Billy Michael (Beverly) Wall of Tupelo; two daughters, Gwendolyn Ann (Larry) Middlebrook and Amanda Ann Wall, all of Fulton; one brother, Donnie Wall of Fulton; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Joyce Wall of Smithville; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a sister.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

Bettye Dickens
HATTIESBURG – Bettye Taylor Dickens, 98, formerly of Lafayette County, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Bedford Care Center in Hattiesburg.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building in Oxford. Burial will be in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gerald Wren
BALDWYN – Gerald Wren, 76, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired farmer and factory employee. He loved working with his cattle and his chickens.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Terry Roberts and Bro. Brad Wren officiating. Burial will be in the Shuffle Dust Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Glen Wren (Anna) and Steve Wren, both of Baldwyn; four grandchildren, Brad Wren (Kayla) of New Albany, and Alyssa, Josh and Kylah, all of Baldwyn; four sisters, Clara Sue Wren and Mattie Drake (Jerry), both of California, Norma Glissen of Wheeler and Zannie Wilemon (Willie) of Tupelo; two brothers, Roy Wren (Sally) of Mooreville and Gwendol Wren (Elaine) of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Esther Wren; his wife, Shirley Wren; one sister, Sybil Wren; three brothers, Leland, Amos and Cullen Wren; and one grandaughter, Lauren Wren.
Pallbearers will be Brad Wren, Josh Wren, Gwendol Wren, Roy Wren and Sammy Hatfield.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today.

Curtis Lipsey
NEW ALBANY – Curtis Lipsey, 75, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Rosie Mosby
OKOLONA – Rosie Mosby died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Carey S. McCollins
WATER VALLEY – Carey S. McCollins, 31, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

Michael Billups
WEST POINT – Funeral arrangements for Michael Billups are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter Funeral Home.