By NEMS Daily Journal
James Robert McPeters Jr.
Memorial services for James Robert “Bill” McPeters, Jr. will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m. at McPeters Funeral Directors. Following the service, a gathering will be held in his honor at Refreshments, Incorporated, 101 West Linden Street, Corinth, Mississippi. Mr. McPeters passed away on Saturday, March 2. Having touched the lives of so many, both here in Corinth and elsewhere, he garnered a reputation as both a caring and entertaining philanthropist whose generosity was unmatched. There are few who have not evidenced his heart-felt concern, whether in the form of a small gift, a meal, a donated funeral service, or just a smile; however, much of this kindness was shared anonymously.
Serving the community in a unique fashion, Bill became an iconic personality in Corinth. Many citizens have relaxed on one of his wrought iron benches, which continue to decorate the downtown streets, or in the past have leaned against one of his multi-colored light posts, a project he initiated as an original member of the Make Corinth Beautiful Commission. Some Corinthians even experienced the pleasure of a ride in John F. Kennedy’s personal limousine, thanks to the far-sighted McPeters who purchased the Cadillac for a reported $8000. President Lyndon Johnson rode in this same limousine in JFK’s funeral procession. With a flair for the unusual, Bill had a style all his own. From the neckties he always donned around his waist to his feathered hats, Bill was a colorful, unpredictable friend even in his nineties.
Born February 18, 1923, McPeters completed high school in 1940 at Columbia Military Academy in Tennessee. After attending Cumberland University law School, he changed career goals and attended both Marion Military School in Alabama and the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Beginning his life-long profession as a funeral director in 1946, he purchased his cousin Liddon McPeters’ share of the family business in 1954 which had been established by his great-great uncle, W. L. McPeters, and Dave Hyneman in 1905. McPeters Funeral Home, the first in the state to have a burial association, continued under McPeters’ uniquely distinctive personality and guidance. The mortuary, first located on Waldron Street, moved to its present location on East Third Street in 1978, where it continues to maintain its standard of excellence.
In 1992, the business was sold; however, after retiring for a few years in Florida, McPeters and his wife, Judy, who joined McPeters Funeral Directors in 1979, returned to Corinth to manage the business, which continues to carry the family name. By his side in the business, Judy has described her husband as a caring, generous man who always was “the same with everybody,” stating he always did little things for people, “usually hiding his kindness” even from her. His generosity, many say, stemmed from the fact that he always embraced other’s sadness as well as their needs. Daughter Kayo also states that these acts of kindness define her father.
Mr. McPeters was a member of First United Methodist Church and attended Covenant Presbyterian Church. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of McPeters Funeral Home on February 2, 2005, he was recognized by the Mississippi Legislature for “Outstanding Service by a Funeral Director,” honoring his professionalism and high standard for excellence. Described as a “colorful and unique undertaker,” the declaration praised him as “the cornerstone of compassion and service and the bedrock of generational success in Corinth and surrounding areas.” In addition to his profession, he served as a member of the Ambulance Service and the Magnolia Hospital Board. In addition, due to his love for animals, he was co-founder of the Alcorn County Humane Society and helped establish the Corinth Horse Show.
Mr. McPeters is survived by his wife Judy; his daughter, Kayo McPeters; son, Mark Matthews and wife Carley; daughter Marcy Matthews Hinton and husband Tom; grandchildren, Caitlin McPeters Voyles, Thomas Hinton, and Will Matthews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ione McPeters; father, James R. McPeters, Sr.; and sister, Sara Nette Donachy.
Officiating the service will be Reverend Dennis Smith, Dr. Don Elliott, Dr. Prentiss Gordan and Reverend Ralph Culp. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Corinth Animal Shelter or the charity of one’s choice.
Condolences can be made at HYPERLINK “http://www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com” www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com
Donald W. Zacharias
Donald Wayne Zacharias, 77, president emeritus of Mississippi State University, died March 3, 2013, in Starkville, Mississippi. He was the beloved husband of Tommie Kline Zacharias, his wife of 53 years.
A public memorial service celebrating the life and service of Dr. Zacharias will be held Thursday, March 7, at 11 a.m., in the MSU Colvard Student Union’s Foster Ballroom. A reception and time of fellowship will follow. Parking will be available at the Palmeiro Center, next to Humphrey Coliseum, and shuttle buses will transport guests to and from the Union. The shuttle service will run every 10 to 15 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Born on Sept. 28, 1935, Don was the son of William and Estelle Newlon Zacharias of Salem, Ind. He was a devoted servant to higher education during his long career, which included 12 and one-half years as president of Mississippi State University (1985-1997). His was the second longest tenure in the institution’s presidential history, which dates back to 1878.
Don came to Mississippi State from the presidency of Western Kentucky University, where he served from 1979 to 1985 and where a residence hall was named in his honor. At Mississippi State, a co-residential living-learning community that includes four residence halls was designated in 2008 as Zacharias Village, paying tribute to Don’s lifelong commitment to student achievement.
Don’s career began at Indiana University, where he earned both a master of arts degree and a doctor of philosophy degree. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown College in Kentucky, where he was later awarded an honorary Doctorate of Law for his distinguished contributions. His exceptional experience in higher education led him to positions as executive assistant to the chancellor of the 14-campus University of Texas System and as assistant to two presidents of the University of Texas at Austin. Don also held tenured professorships in communication at UT, IU and MSU, receiving teaching excellence awards from all three institutions.
In addition to his wife, Tommie, he is survived by two sons, a daughter and three grandchildren, all of Boulder, Colo. The children are Alan Scott Zacharias (wife, Nancy Ann Huff), Eric Neil Zacharias (wife, Sarah Rollins Zacharias), and Leslie Kline Zacharias; grandchildren, Luke Harrison Zacharias, Katherine (Kate) Kline Zacharias, and Ike Zacharias Shanholtzer. He also leaves behind a sister, Mary Catherine Zacharias Collier of Yucaipa, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, and should friends choose to make memorial gifts, the family suggests these be directed to the MSU Department of Communication, c/o MSU Foundation P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762 or to the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 105 North Montgomery St., Starkville, MS 39759.
Mary Jo Roye
PONTOTOC – Mary Jo Robbins Roye, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a long battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 8, 1934, to John and Ninnie Mae Robbins. She married Donald Roye on October 13, 1952. She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed her “Red Hat Society Group” and friends from Camp Bluebird. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and was loved by all.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Hartley and Rev. Paul Sims officiating. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband; her brother, Billy D. Robbins; her sister, Sandra Guyton; her children, Donny Roye (Donna), Ina Graham (Anthony) and Lisa Hardin; her grandchildren, Allison Huey (Trey), Jackson Roye (Elena), Austin Roye, Forrest Jenkins (Jake), Casey Pernell (John), Jessie Jones (Cassie), and Ben Hardin; and three great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son-in-law, Paul W. Dillard.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Camp Blue Bird Cancer Support Group, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.
BOONEVILLE – Howard Leon Perkins, 74, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at his home. He was born July 21, 1938, to Johnie and Audra Perkins. He was a member of Faith Temple in Jacinto.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Temple in Jacinto with Bro. Robert Stacy and Sis. Brenda Duncan Johns officiating. Burial will be in Faith Temple Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce Perkins of Booneville; one daughter, Brena (Charles) Brown of Booneville; two sisters, Rena (Don) Skelton of Blytheville, Ark. and Wilma (Pete) Seikel of Perkins, Okla.; one brother, William (Betty) Perkins of Blytheville, Ark.; three grandchildren, Jacquelyn Briley, Ashley Brown and Laura Brown; and one great-grandchild, Ava Blaire Briley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Elizabeth Perkins; one brother, Harold Perkins; and one great-grandchild, Addison Skye Briley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
DENNIS – Ann Marie Kinderdine, 90, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1:30 until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Martha Gambill Sisk
BOONEVILLE – Martha Gwen Gambill Sisk, 89, died Monday, March. 4, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SHANNON – Dorothy White died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
TUPELO – Archie L. Anthony, 71, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announce later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
Kathryn K. Coggin
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Kathryn Kean Coggin, 80, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief (Baptist Trinity Hospice). Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian, Miss. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service in Magnolia Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief.
FAIRVIEW – Hubert Rex Allen, 89, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com/.
OXFORD – Sarah L. Alexander, 62, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Select Speciality Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements were incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
J.C. Cornelious Jr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – J.C. Cornelious Jr., 69, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Finley Grove MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2 until 7 p.m. today, with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m., at J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home. Vistation will continue from noon until service time Wednesday at the church.
Jimmie L. Kemp
HIXON, Tenn. – Jimmie Livingston Kemp, 99, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Hixson, Tenn. Mrs. Kemp was a retired seamstress for Star Cleaners and member of First Baptist Church of Oxford and active in the Ladies Builders Sunday school class. She was a Worthy Matron of the Order of the Oxford Eastern Star, an avid Rook player and a member of the Priscilla Club. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Kemp Champion of Oxford; a son, Herman “Buddy” Otis Kemp (Trisha) of Hixson, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Hugh Kemp; two sisters, Gladys Livingston Hill and Mary Lee Livingston Rea; and her brother, Wilber Livingston.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 800 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, MS 38655 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
SMITHVILLE – Hilda Faye Alverson Summerford, 73, died on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at her residence. Born Dec. 25, 1939, in Tremont, she was a daughter of the late John Lewis Alverson and Jewel Massengill Alverson Vandiver. She attended Smithville and Tremont schools and was a graduate of Vaughan’s Beauty College. On Nov. 5, 1955, she married Doyle Summerford. Having worked in the local garment industry and at Sunflower Grocery, Mrs. Summerford owned and operated Hilda’s Beauty Shop. A woman of God who was very unselfish and willing to make sacrifices for her family, she was a member of Smithville Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. Known for her love, feistiness, wit and humor, her life was guided by Christ and family. Mrs. Summerford enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her dachshund, Sparky; singing and playing Gospel music; and serving as a pianist for various churches for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Doyle Summerford of Smithville; daughter, Phyllis Prestridge (Gary) of Amory; sons, Ronnie Summerford (LaDonna) and Tony Summerford (Mitzi) of Smithville; sisters, Gin Tibbett (Jimmy) of Starkville, Brenda Irvin (Bobby) of Hamilton, Ala., Cathey Spann (Leslie) of Smithville; and Janice Chew of Tupelo; brothers, James Alverson (Wanda) of Biloxi and Mike Vandiver (Judy) of Amory; grandchildren, Dee Bowling (Kim) of Tupelo, Nicci Howell (Tristan) of Carthage, Jordan Summerford (Laura) of Smithville, Russ Bowling (Valerie) of Guntown, Steven Summerford (Shelley) of Smithville, Leah Ivey (Matthew) of Smithville, Todd Summerford (Corey) of Smithvillle, and Wade Summerford of Smithville; great-grandchildren, Drew, Eli and Ryan Brown; Abby Roye; Cameron and Hayes Howell; and Isabelle, Grant, and Will Summerford; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Pete Vandiver, and sister, Robbie Lewis White.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Wes White and Bro. Sammy Washburn officiating. Burial will follow in Young Memorial Garden.
Pallbearers will be Dee and Russ Bowling; Jordan, Steven, Todd and Wade Summerford; Tristan Howell; and Matthew Ivey.
Memorials may be given to Smithville Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 52, Smithville, MS 38870-0052.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Rubin C. Foreman Jr.
COLUMBUS – Rubin Charles Foreman Jr., 56, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
LOUISVILLE – James Willie Sutherland, 76, formerly of Vardaman, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. He was born May 3, 1936, in Vardaman. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at New Liberty Baptist Church in Vardaman with the Rev. Paul Childress and the Rev. Jeff Harmon officiating. Interment is at New Liberty Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Modene Sutherland of Vardaman; brothers, Raymond (Peggy) Sutherland of Vardaman and Earnest (Lynn) Sutherland of Memphis, Tenn.; and sister, Sandra (Tom) Brock of Hattiesburg.
He was preceded in death by his father, James A. Sutherland.
Pallbearers are Brett Sutherland, Bart Sutherland, Rusty Clayton, Josh Sutherland, Jim Rugherford and Derrick Court.
Honorary pallbearers are Tim Boyd, Joey Boyd, Kevin Sutherland, Chris Wark, Bryan Allen Long, Bub Long, and Tony Morgan.
Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. today at the church.
Online condolences can be left at pryorfuneralhome.com.
MANTACHIE – Billy Ray “B.R.” Jones, 78, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at his home after an extended illness.
Services will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Johnny Lee Witt, 65, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1947, to Lee Elmo and Glena Faye White Witt in Tippah County. He was a former truck driver and construction worker. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley, with Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Interment is at Fellowship Cemetery.
He is survived by daughter, Connie Witt Rainey of Ripley; grandchildren, Angel Rainey Vanstory (T.J.) of Ripley and Jacob Rainey of Ripley; great-grandchildren, Holden, Cadence and Mason Vanstory; sister, Vickie Witt Cheek (Charlie) of Blue Mountain; brothers, Arnold Witt (Brenda), Danny Witt (Ann), Carl Witt (Rita), all of Ripley and Stanley Witt (Becky) of Blue Mountain.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughters, Cindy Kay Witt and Sherry Faye Witt.
Pallbearers are Michael Witt, Eddie Witt, Jason Rodgers, C.J. Witt, Ben Reaves and Larry Wilder. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Cheek Jr., Landon Witt, Garrett Grisham and Becca Cantrell.
Memorials may be made to Fellowship Cemetery Fund c/o Arnold Bullock, 1313 Hall Dr., Ripley, MS, 38663.
To view and sign online guest book, www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Hubert Tomlinson Jr.
RED BANKS – Hubert Tomlinson Jr., 85, died Friday, March 1, 2013. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday.
FALKNER – Sammy Cecil Richardson, 64, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. He was born May 1, 1948, to Imogene Childs Newton (Don) and the late Cecil Richardson. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was a retired supervisor for Hill Brothers Construction. Mr. Richardson also served in the U.S. Air Force.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lyndle Davis and Bro. Scott Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery with military honors. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Dottie Richardson of Falkner; two sons, Nicky Richardson (Tracy) and Robby Richardson, all of Falkner; his mother, Imogene Childs Newton (Don) of Tiplersville; one sister, Jimmy Seawright of Falkner; four grandchildren, Hillary Carroll of Tupelo, Hannah Richardson of Saltillo, and Joshua and Paige Richardson of Falkner; one great-grandson, Jackson Delong Poppelreiter; one daughter of his heart, Brandy Shadburn; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Kye and Ronnie Childs, Reed Clark, Justin Seawright, Jeff Harrell, Taj Colom, Roy Lee Richardson and Todd Allen.
Honorary pallbearers will be Norman and Gary Roberson, Lonnie Reaves, Randal Richardson, Ronnie Brock, Tommy Goodman, Jacob Poppelreiter and Scott Harrell.
He was preceded in death by his father; a stepson, Paul M. Ferrell; and his grandparents, Nace and Fletie Childs.
To view obituaries online and sign guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – Mae Ardellar Page, 90, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at her home. She was born on July 19, 1922, the daughter of Jeff and Annie Fish. Mrs. Page was a homemaker, a member of The Church of Acts and a member of Gold Star Mothers Organization. She deeply loved her Lord and her family and will be greatly missed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Church of Acts with Bro. Charlie Ganey officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. Glenfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include seven children, Clara Carson, Charles Page (Judy), Inez Ferguson, Joyce Clayton (Jody Vanstory), Kenneth Page (Carolyn), Roy Page, and Tammie Stiles (Mark); one step-daughter, Edith Bruno; sisters, Sadie Rogers, Jo Lena Little, and Bonnie Bullock; brothers, Huston and Kenneth Fish; 33 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lonnie Page; children, Larry, James, Lacy and Jerry Page, and Ann Moody; siblings, Herman and William Fish, Georgia Bowman, and two infant brothers; step daughter, Eva Mask; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers are Richard, Rob, Tim and Allan Page, Jeff Moody, Justin Bell, Brandon Clayton, and Anthony Stiles.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
ABERDEEN – Everett Jackson died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
PONTOTOC – Betty Lou White Luyett, 77, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of St. Christopher’s Catholic Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed growing house plants, crocheting, oil painting and her pets.
A Mass of resurrection will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Pontotoc,with Father Tim Murphy and Father Gerald Peterson officiating. The graveside service will be at St. Charles Memorial Gardens in St. Charles, Mo., on Friday. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph G. Luyett; her four children, Susan Luyett Frazier (Byron), Keith Bryan Luyett, Kenneth W. Luyett and Kelly Lynne Luyett, all of Pontotoc; three sisters, Janet Mills of Iowa, Elaine Woolrige of St. Charles, Mo., and Joan White of Belleville, Ill.; five grandchildren, Jason M. Harper, Kenneth L. Luyett Jr., Justin Levi Luyett, Megan Luyett and Heather Luyett; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Darrow White and Ellen M. Sonko White; a son: Joseph G. Luyett Jr.; and a grandson, Joshua Luyett.
Online condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
CALHOUN CITY – Natalie M. Pittman, 28, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
DENNIS – Martha Jean Garrett, 81, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Cottage of the Shoals. She was born in Dennis on Sept. 19, 1931, and was retired from Golden Manufacturing. She was a member of Dennis United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Tim Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery in Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are two sons, Dale Garrett and wife, Reta of Muscle Shoals, Ala. and Dean Garrett and wife, Pamela of Tuscumbia, Ala.; two sisters, Mildred Culp and Hilda Johnson; two brothers, Paul Flurry and Joe Flurry; three grandchildren, Clint Garrett, Jennifer Garrett Moore, and Jeffrey Garrett; and three great-grandchildren, Ella, Lillie and Cooper.
She was preceded in death by her parents, R.E. and Ethel Flurry, two brothers, Reece Flurry and Freed Flurry; and two sisters, Opal Tidwell and Quaye Byram.
Pallbearers will be Clint Garrett, Jeff Garrett, Randy Groover, Stewart Moore, Scott Caldwell and Mitch Parrish.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
MARIETTA – Sarah Mamie Harris Guinn, 95 died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Longwood Nursing Home in Booneville. She was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Tishomingo County to Lunsford and Rhoda Pounds Harris. She was a member of New Bethel Church of Christ. She enjoyed working in her yard and flower beds. She loved spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Bethel Church of Christ with Bro. Shawn Weaver officating. Burial will be in Saucer Creek Church of Christ Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy Guinn (Barbara) of Booneville and Kelly Guinn of Dunlap, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Andrew Guinn, Jordan Guinn, Ricky Guinn, Robbi Guinn and Angie Guinn; one brother, James Harris (Shirley) of New Site; and one sister-in-law, Marie Guinn of Ringold,Ga.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hob Guinn; one son, Jerry Wayne Guinn; one sister, Eunice Harris; four brothers, Curtis, Earl, Hershall and M.C. Harris.
Pallbearers are Jimmy, Larry, Lilburne and J.W. Harris, Gregg Guinn and John Lee.
Honorary pallbearers are Andrew and Jordan Guinn.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today.
Family requests donations be made to Pine Vale Children’s Home 1872 cr 700 #1-A Corinth, MS 38834.