By NEMS Daily Journal
MOOREVILLE – Milford Justice, 90, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at his home. He was born March 22, 1921, in Ballardsville to T.L. and Dollie Mae Donald Justice. He attended Ballardsville and Mooreville schools. He was a longtime member of Ballardsville Baptist Church, where he had served as music director, Sunday School teacher and choir member. He was retired from Tombigbee Electric Power Association after over 40 years of service. He enjoyed fellowshipping with friends and family, singing and playing dominoes.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Thelbert Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Dorsey Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Murrell Justice, whom he married on March 18, 1944; two daughters, Nancy Lindsey (Larry) of Nettleton and Jency Justice of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Michael Lindsey (Micki) of Tupelo and Melinda Lindsey of Nettleton; and three great-grandchildren, Bryce Lindsey, Avery Kate Lindsey and Mace Lindsey, all of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Justice and an infant brother; one sister, Opal Ballard; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Kingsley, Charles Justice, Dan Ballard, Randy Pearce, Mark Golman, Bobby Irvin and C.G. Franks.
Honorary pallbearers will be present and former employees of T.E.P.A. and his domino playing buddies.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ballardsville Baptist Church, 100 Ballardsville Church Road, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.
WEST POINT – Thurman Broughton Parish died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Peachtree Village in Brandon. He was born July 14, 1921. He was a co-owner of Dyers Inc. and United Motors Inc. of West Point. He served as a tech sergeant with the 107th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron in Europe during World War II and was awarded three Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Point before moving to Brandon in 2009. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and West Point Masonic Lodge 159.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Ethel Geneva Wade Parish; daughters, JoAnn (Homer) Dyer of West Point, Brenda June Kough of Ridgeland and Shara Jane (Jimmie) McNair of Jackson; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Tootsie Robinson of West Point and Gay Sawyner of Cordova, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Clytee Parish; and three sisters, Katie Wooldrige, Earleen Eanes and Bonnie Dudley.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.
John Deal Sr.
ABBEVILLE – John E. Deal Sr., 72, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at his home in Abbeville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Abbeville Cemetery in Abbeville
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday at Waller Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Yo sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
RED BAY, Ala. – Hollie Vernon Pace, 86, died Sunday, March 4, 2012.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
PLANTERSVILLE – Tarvis Williams died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Starkville Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
IUKA – James Michael Nelson, 57, died Saturday, March 3, 2012. He was a member of the Iuka United Methodist Church. He was the founder, owner and operator of Mike Nelson Construction in Iuka. He graduated from Iuka High School in 1973 and then earned a bachelor degree in business from the University of Mississippi. He was well-respected and loved by the community for his good nature and charitable heart. He spent countless hours donating his time, materials, labor and expertise providing construction work for the elderly and local churches and organizations. He was a friend to all and will be dearly missed by many.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Iuka United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jon Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one brother, Steve Nelson (Sheri) of Iuka; a nephew, David Nelson (Erin) of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and two nieces, Stacey Nelson of Florence, Ala., and Mollie Nelson of Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle L. and Helen Davis Nelson.
Pallbearers include David Nichols, John Castleberry, Gene Jourdan, Larry Bonds, Adam Wyers and Earl Solomon. Honorary pallbearers include the employees of Mike Nelson Construction.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Iuka United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 101 E. Eastport St., Iuka, MS 38852 or by calling (662) 423-6097.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
ABERDEEN – Audie Arvel Grimes, 70, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born Aug. 27, 1941, to Claves Arvle Grimes and Inez Brazeal Grimes in Lee County. He lived in the Bartahatchie community since 1970. He worked as a material handler at Walker Manufacturing for 35 years.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Shane Ray officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Deanna Smith of the Bartahatchie community; one stepson, Sammy Norris (Kay) of Talladega, Ala.; one sister, Dorthey Sue Fredrick (Robert) of Smithville; two brothers, Lawrence W. Grimes (Barbara) of Nettleton and Thomas W. Grimes (Linda) of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sara Zelma Ray Grimes.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Head, Greg Grimes, Cecil Rodgers, Jason Smith, Chad Smith and Josh Gwin.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Gideon International.
To sign the register and send condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
OZARK – Bobby Joe Neeley, 57, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1954, to Willard and Irene Neeley. He worked for Tombigbee Electric Power Association for 34 years before becoming disabled. He was a member of Ozark Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, raising hay and doing woodwork.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Dempsey Rowland and Bro. Carl Dunlap officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mona Gail Spigner Neeley; one daughter, Michelle Tigner (Andrew) of Mantachie; two grandsons, Luke and Isaac Tigner of Mantachie; one brother, Buddy Neeley (Peggy) of Ozark; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Neeley of Vicksburg and Deborah Hendrix (Rickey) of Ozark; a brother-in-law, Glen Burt (Michelle) of Nettleton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carlton and Carlene Spigner of Ozark; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Billy Neeley, and an infant brother, Robert Dean Neeley; a sister, Leatrice Neeley; and his mother-in-law, Loraine Spigner.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Barnes, Dannie Waddle, John Lee Dickinson, Randy Spigner, Larry Gordon Bishop, George Heavener and Gayle Reynolds.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Martha McGill Mitchell died from complications of diabetes Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Alliance HealthCare Hospital in Holly Springs. She was born March 13, 1940, in Lauderdale County, Ala., to the late Royce and Berma Hulsey McGill.
A 1957 graduate of LCHS in Rogersville, Mitchell attended Freed-Hardeman College at Henderson, Tenn., Harding University at Searcy, Ark., and the University of Mississippi, graduating with the highest honors from each institution. She did further study at Mississippi State University and Arkansas State University.
A career educator, she began her teaching duties in Deering, Mo., going next to Caruthersville, Mo., Holly High in Holly Springs, Marshall Academy in Holly Springs and finishing her career with 21 years as a counselor and administrator with Northwest Community College.
She was a member of the Holly Springs Church of Christ, Edward Cary Walthall Chapter UDC and numerous academic honor societies and professional associations, serving as an officer in many of the organizations.
Services will be conducted by Bernard Konig of Lexington, Ala., at Holly Springs Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Wednesday with burial following in Hill Crest Cemetery. Jon Hornyak of Memphis will deliver the eulogy. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Mitchell of Holly Springs; a daughter, Tonya Mitchell Ragland (Joel) of Clarksville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Nicholas Ragland and Natalie Ragland of Clarksville, Tenn.
Pallbearers are Dale May, Cliff Valentine of Rossville, Tenn., Mitchell Tomlinson, Percy Carter Dorris of Lexington, Tenn., Robert White of Killen, Ala., Chelius Carter, Aubrey Wilson of Memphis, and Nicholas Ragland. Joel Ragland will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation is scheduled at Holly Springs Funeral Home chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials in her name may be made to the Marchall County Genealogy Society, c/o Marshall County Library, 109 E. Gholson, Holly Springs, The Friends of the Library at the above address or to an organization of one’s choice.
Online condolences to www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Arthur Hanson Jr.
ROSSVILLE, Tenn. – Arthur Dale Hanson Jr., 69, died Sunday, March 4, 2012.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today. Burial will be at the Tabernacle Hill Cemetery in Piperton, Tenn. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visistation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home.
BYHALIA – David Dewayne Dunn, 48, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
TUPELO – Dorothy Morris, 82, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. She was born Jan. 8, 1930, in Pontotoc to William Lester and Thursie Mae Franklin. She was a member of Cornerstone Methodist Church, Mississippi Counsel for the Blind and Verona Senior Citizens Club. She worked for Walmart for many years in the bakery and as a greeter. She enjoyed traveling, especially cruises, and loved spending time with her family and friends.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Richardson and the Rev. Ginger Holland officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Liesa Baldwyn (Michael Blackburn) of Red Bay, Ala.; three sons, Jimmy Morris of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Larry Morris (Paula) of Southaven and Donnie Morris of Tupelo; one sister, Joann Lowe (Cecil) of Pearl; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Morris Sr.; one son, Richard Morris Jr.; one granddaughter, Amy Michelle Baldwyn; and a sister, Jean Sartain.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Methodist Church.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and following the services at Cornerstone Methodist Church.
BOONEVILLE – Sarah Ann Nelson Cole, 70, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 10, 1942, to Dr. Hoyt and Mable Ann Woodward Nelson. She was retired from the Army Depot in Memphis. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Cagle officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
She is survived by her husband, David Aaron Cole; one daughter, Karen Ann (Dr. Sam) Bartle of Richmond, Va.; one son, Nelson (Susan) Cole of Saltillo; four grandchildren, Casey Cole, Miller Cole, Christopher Bartle and Andrew Bartle.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until service time on Thursday.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
PONTOTOC – Herman Presley Bowling, 84, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at his home. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed working on his land and equipment.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will be in the West Heights Baptist Church Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his son, Steve Bowling (Lynn) of Pontotoc; daughter, Paula Bowling Hicks of Pontotoc; granddaughter, Lacey Hicks of Pontotoc; and great-granddaughter, Reannon Hicks of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Crosswhite Bowling; father, James Henry Bowling; three sisters, Zonie Brown, Susie Prewett and Lula May Bratton; and two brothers, Henry “Buddy” Bowling and Jessie James Bowling.
Pallbearers will be Tim Hicks, Benny Moorman, Wesley Brown, Roger Barton, Howard Harmon and Mark Riddle.
Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today and 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday.
RIPLEY – Lila Overstreet Blount, 84, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her home. She was born on Jan. 20, 1929, to William Edgar and Cora Corrine Palmer Overstreet in Texas. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Genesco Company. She was a member of Whittentown Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today with Bro. Bob Trotter officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. McBride Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of arrangments.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Dickerson of Ripley and Beverly Hall (Greg) of Pontotoc; two sons, Billy Blount (Mary) of Knoxville, Tenn., and James Blount (Pat) of Saltillo; nine grandchildren, Bradley Dickerson (Barbara), Elisa Dickerson, Kadie Hall (Michael), Corey Blount, Ken Fortier (Libbi), Brent Fortier, Jesse Hall, Michael Blount (Ashley) and Samuel Blount; eight great-grandchildren, Anna Grace, Mackenzie and Addison Dickerson, Elis Clair Young, Lila Katherine Hall, Alex Hall, John Fortier and Will Fortier; three sisters, Alice Taylor, Betty Jo Gresham and Laura Fay Reid, all of Oxford; and three caregivers, Jamie Smith, Ruby Gray and Martha Manney.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Golon Calvin “G.C.” Blount; her parents; one son-in-law, John Dickerson; five sisters, Katherine Blair, Cora Inez Beene, Martha Taylor, Margie Hillhouse and Lillie Faust; and two brothers, Joe William Overstreet and Edgar Harold Overstreet.
Pallbearers are Bradley Dickerson, Corey Blount, Michael Blount, Samuel Blount, Ken Fortier, Greg Hall and Brett Fortier.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
NETTLETON – Cleveland W. “Shorty” Oliver Sr., 76, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a short illness. He was born on March 16, 1935, in Lee County to Wilson and Ida Mae Sullivan Oliver. He had lived most of his life in Nettleton. He was a retired barber and the former owner of Shorty’s Style Shop in Nettleton. Shorty’s Style Shop was established in 1971 and is the oldest family owned business in Nettleton.
He was the former owner and instructor of North Mississippi Barber College and was a former inspector for the Mississippi Board of State Barber Examiners. He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Nettleton Masonic Lodge 451 and was a member and past president of the Lee County Shriners. He was also an active member of The Faith Chapel in Nettleton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Faith Chapel in Nettleton with the Rev. Samuel John Raper and the Rev. J.D. Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Ginny Ann Oliver of Lubbock, Texas, Julie Mae Raper (John) and Pat Oliver, all of Nettleton; two sons, Johnny Oliver of Memphis, Tenn., and Woody Oliver of Nettleton; two sisters, Kathleen Oliver of Houston, Texas, and Faye Cooper (James) of Nettleton; four brothers, Doyle Oliver (Joyce) of Rome, Ga., Bobby Oliver (Mary) of Amory, Billy Joe Oliver (Geraldine) and Ruble Oliver (Ruth), all of Nettleton; six grandchildren, Tabitha and Brandice Johnson, Talitha Raper, Trey, Abby and Ally Oliver; three great-grandchildren; and 11 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jo Cogsdell Oliver, who died on Feb. 28, 2008; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Bodie Walls, Lanny Oliver, Dale Sullivan, Jason Bynum, Craig Young and Steven King.
Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. John Allen.
Visitation will be noon to service time today at The Faith Chapel, 7193 Will Robbins Hwy., Nettleton.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
TUPELO – Peggy Lahoma Raley Chandler, 85, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville, Tenn., after an extended illness. A Dyersburg, Tenn., native, she was born Oct. 5, 1926, to Ivan and Johnnie Hobson Raley. She was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church, where she served as librarian for over 40 years. She also taught Sunday School Training Union, directed Vacation Bible School, and served as G.A. director for the church and Lee County Baptist Association. A devoted homemaker, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting and reading. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the children in her neighborhood. She will be remembered for her sweet nature and her strong faith in God, unshaken and evident to the end.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Young and her daughter, Beth Chandler, officiating. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson, Tenn., with Dr. Ivan Raley officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia Howell (Rev. Byron Howell) of Jackson, Julia Pilgrim (Steve) of Memphis, Tenn., and Beth Chandler of Monroe, La.; seven grandchildren, J.C. Howell (Stacy) of Fredericksburg, Va., Katie Logan (Aaron) of Maryville, Tenn., Matthew Howell (Wendy) of Saltillo, Angela Osborne (David) of Birmingham, Ala., Dinah Lachney (Rick) of Decatur, Luke Howell (Aubrie) of Union and Virginia Pilgrim of Memphis; six great-grandchildren, Chandler Howell, Jacob Howell, Annley Howell, Cameron Howell, Catherine Howell and Virginia Kate Osborne; one brother, Dr. Ivan Raley Jr. of Byrdstown, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph Chandler, who died Sept. 8, 2002; and two sisters, Launa Flemming and Alice Griffis.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, grandsons-in-law and great-grandsons. Smith Heavner and Bill Stafford will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The body will lie in repose from 9 a.m. to service time at the church.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 300 N. Church St., Tupelo MS 38804; or Baptist Trinity Hospice House, 1520 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
FULTON – Meredith Jean Baker, 21, died Saturday, March 3, 2012. She was born on Feb. 22, 1991, in Chadron, Neb. She was a member of the Beacon Street Baptist Church in Philadelphia. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and outdoor activities.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jimmy Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Dorsey Cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, Allen and Dawn Stewart of Fulton; her grandmother, Katherine Stewart; three stepbrothers, Joshua Stewart of Fulton, Christopher Stewart (Amanda) of Fulton and Matthew McCrory of Philadelphia; sister-in-law, Nicole Herbert; stepsister, Crystal McCrory; two aunts, Debbie Nicholson Hodges (William) and Leah Adkison; and one niece, Andrea Jean Baker.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Jean McEachin Adkison; her grandfather, David Allen Nicholson; and a brother, Andrew Steven Baker.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Davis, Craig Stewart, Casey Wiggs, Adam McBrayer, Bradley Schewbart and Marcus McCracken.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday.
Memorials can be made to the Meredith Jean Baker Scholarship Fund at Mantachie High School
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
CORINTH – Brenda K. Moses died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Corinth to R.C. and Audrey Huff King. She was a retired office manager for Moses Auto Parts and a member of First Baptist Church. She was a commissioner for the Timber Hills Mental Health Board for 20 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Henry Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughters, Beni Matlock of Corinth and Beth Hilliard (Kenney) of Ramer, Tenn.; grandchildren, Bari Mattock and Ryleigh Hilliard; brother, Larry King (Betty); half brothers, Jeff King (Carla) and Mike King; stepsister, Darlene Wadkins (Ralph); an aunt, Louise Smith; nieces and nephews, Ronald Meeks, Edwin Meeks, Todd King, Karen Grady, Caitlyn King and Crystal Pruitt; and a dear and special friend, Milton Butler.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Buddy Moses; one son, Bari Moses; her parents; and a sister, Carolyn King Meeks.
Condolence can be left at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
CORINTH – Joyce Napier died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born July 16, 1932, in Alabama to Cecil and Myrthea Jenkins. She worked for years as a payroll paralegal at Continental Gin in Birmingham, Ala. She also was a volunteer at King’s Daughters School in Columbia, Tenn. She was a 2-year-old pre-school teacher for many years at Germantown First United Methodist Church. An avid bridge player, she thoroughly enjoyed being with her friends, She loved music and always sang in the church choir as long as her health permitted. She and her husband, Bill, moved to Corinth in 2008 to be near family and friends. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Corinth. Joyce greatly enjoyed the fellowship of “Sharing Hearts” at First Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Henry Cemetery with the Rev. Don Elliott officiating. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bill Napier of Corinth; son, Billy Napier (Beverly) of Corinth; daughter, Betty Napier Robbins (James) of Cumming, Ga.; brother, Charles Jenkins of Palatka, Fla.; and sisters, Ginger Hammond of Appleton, Wis., and Margaret Walker of Birmingham; grandchildren, Will and Brenley Napier, Allie, Haden and Lydia Robbins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Tippy Stephens.
Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.
Memorials can be made to Sharing Hearts, c/o First Baptist Church, 501 Main St., Corinth, MS 38834, or First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund 919 Shiloh Rd. Corinth, MS, 38834.
Condolence can be left at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
PONTOTOC – Mary “Dottie” Stegall, 77, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born in Verda, Ky. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and a retired office worker.
Services were Sunday, March 4, at Victory Baptist Church with Bro. Doug Jones officiating. Burial was in Victory Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Butch Stegall (Shelia), Lisa Stegall and Tami Onsby (Kelly); grandchildren, Amanda Stegall, Armour (Adam), Natalie Roberts and Bobby Onsby; great-grandchildren, Remington Roberts and Cort Aron; and a sister, Rebecca Lee Hair.
She was precedeced in death by her husband, Bobby Dean Stegall; her parents, A.Z. and Sarah Huff; brothers, Robert Huff, Henry Huff and John Elbert Huff; and sisters, Lillian Blanton, Bertha Hair, June Pierce, Arlie Ridner, Lahoma Lewis and Mae Elliott.
Pallbearers will be John Williams, Shane Phillips, Neal Perry, Mike Montgomery, Steve Bramlett and Rick Chapin.
EUPORA – Theo Jennings, 78, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her residence in Eupora. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Montgomery Mortuary LLC of Houston.
James Sanders Sr.
CORINTH – James Ernest Sanders Sr., 70, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at his residence.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corinthian Funeral Home. Burial will be at National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.