Obituaries March 9, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Willie Mae Danner
HAMILTON – Willie Mae Danner, 72, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel M.B. Church in Hamilton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Correction
In the obituary for Ella Miller, published in Thursday’s Daily Journal, the names of two brothers, J.P. Steward and J.E. Steward, were omitted from the list of those who preceded her in death.

Lillie Mae Bright
SHANNON – Lillie Mae Bright, 100, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab. She was born Sept. 12, 1911, in Benton County to Robert E. and Tomzie Ann Norton Hardy. She moved to Shannon after her marriage and remained there until she entered the nursing home. She worked at several manufacturing companies including Shannon Manufacturing, Delta Trousers and Plantersville Sportswear. After her retirement from public work, she babysat for several years. A master quilter, she enjoyed gardening, working in her yard and playing bingo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sammy Lansdell officiating. Margaret Hamilton will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Reynolds of Baldwyn and Martha Wood (Paul) of Plantersville; four grandchildren, Wanda Reynolds Homan (Tony) of Brewer, Phil Wood (Kimberly) of Southaven, Amy Wood Cochran (Phil) of Auburn and Donna Lucas (Dwain) of Aberdeen; eight great-grandchildren, Toby and Tyler Homan, Cole and Bentley Cochran, Archer and Jessi Wood and Derek and Daniel Lucas; one sister-in-law, Millie Hardy of Jackson, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; her special friends, Dave, Margaret, Emily and Joey Hamilton of Shannon; a special caregiver, Sally Morris.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard Bright; her son, Billy Joe Bright; one grandchild, Emily Bright; two sisters, Ella Poff and Eunice Burge; seven brothers, Joe, Luther, Ross, George, Wade, Elbert and Wilson Hardy; and five infant siblings.
Pallbearers will be Phil Wood, Archer Wood, Phil Cochran, Cole Cochran, Tony Homan and Toby Homan.
Memorials may be made to SouthernCare Hospice or to one’s favorite charity.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today.

Billy Langley
BIG CREEK- Billy Franklin Langley, 57, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012. He was born Oct. 9, 1954, in Clay County to Dougen “J.C.” Langley and Annie Inez Arick Langley. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Pheba.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday today at Memorial Funeral Home in Houston. Burial will be at Pheba Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra McGee Langley; his two daughters, Mandy Langley and Angie Goodwin (Billy), both of Big Creek; five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; two brothers, Dale Langley of West Point and Sammy Langley of Starkville; and one sister, Charlotte Hadden of Big Creek.
He was preceded by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Langley, Jessie Nabors, Erik Goodwin, Bradley Langley, Ben Arrington, Jerry McClain, and Robbie Goodwin.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time today at Memorial Funeral Home.
For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
Lula Faye Southard
AMORY – Lula Faye Nix Southard, 81, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona. Born on Nov. 30, 1930, in Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Columbus Perry and Pearlie Ethel Vaughn Nix. She attended Hatley High School. On May 14, 1948, she married Thomas Henry ‘Tommy’ Southard. She worked as a seamstress and retired from Red Kap in 1992. She was saved and baptized at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. A wonderful mother who possessed a great heart full of compassion, her life was surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed going to yard sales with her husband, reading, collecting things, and gospel and country music.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in Hatley Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Stoddard (Rodney) of Amory, Kathy Vaughan (Daniel) of Monticello, Ga., and Sandie Plunkett (Ken Chism) of Becker; her sons, Robert Wayne Southard of Amory, Donald Joe Southard of Aberdeen and Thomas Hugh Southard (Janice Birmingham) of Aberdeen; brothers, Perry Nix (Gena) of Hatley, Wilburn Nix (Mary Joyce) of Amory and J.W. Nix (Sue) of Smithville; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband of 63 years, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruby Inmon and Vela Mae Cantrell; a brother, Gene Nix; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Gray, Terry Thomas, Jason Vaughan, Ricky Stoddard, Brandon Stoddard and Johnny Sloan. Honorary pallbearer will be Adam Vaughan.
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.

Edward Montgomery
STARKVILLE – Edward Montgomery, 80, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012. He was born March 24, 1932, on one of the largest dairy farms in Oktibbeha County to Tom and Ruth Montgomery. He continued the family tradition of dairy farming into the early 1970’s. A graduate of Starkville High School and Mississippi State University, he served as an Army captain in the peacekeeping force in Germany, and in the Mississippi National Guard. For nearly 30 years, he served as chapter advisor for the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity on the Mississippi State campus. He worked with more than a thousand young men during the transitional time into adulthood. He was named Order of Constantine Sig, the fraternity’s highest order.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Starkville. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Carroll Sullivan; grandsons, Dennis Montgomery Sullivan of Birmingham, Hal Edward Sullivan and Patrick Ross Sullivan of New York City; and friend, Sarah Anthony of Greenwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Edward Hollinshead Montgomery; and wife, Ada Harvey Montgomery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Starkville.
To sign the guest register, visit www.welchfuneralhomes.com.

Burlion Gober
VINA, Ala. – James Burlion Gober, 84, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Burnout Missionary Baptist Church in Vina, Ala. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
Charles Barnett
SHANNON – Charles Romie Barnett, 67, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Lee County to Roy Barnett Sr. and Myrtle Christopher Barnett. After completing high school, he married Doris Elrod, who died in 2005 He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for MTD Aircap for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of Oak Valley Christian Church in Shannon, where he was active playing Bible Trivia and being a part of the Men’s Group ministry. A rock for his family, he loved his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
A celebration of life service with military honors will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Danny Horton officiating. Burial will follow in Shannon Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Myrtle Barnett Oliver of Shannon; one son, Eric Barnett (Crystal) of Shannon; two brothers, Roy Barnett Jr. (Billie Dean) and Larry Barnett (Helen), all of Shannon; a host of nieces and nephews; his special friend and companion, Faye Nanney.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Barnett Sr., and his wife and mother of his child, Doris E. Barnett.
Pallbearers will be Brad Davis, Chris Hester, Ronnie Hester and Joe Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be the Oak Valley Men’s Group.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Valley Christian Church Youth Group, 410 E. Main St., Baldwyn, MS 38824.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Agripper Craine
BYHALIA – Agripper Craine, 92, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at his home in Byhalia.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Liberty Hill M.B. Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in repose from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

Hattie Sanders
NEW ALBANY – Hattie E. Sanders, 95, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany.

Q.T. Dixon
CORINTH – Q.T. Dixon, 74, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the Mississippi Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Christian Church. Burial will be in Rutherford Memorial Gardens. Corinthian Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the church.
Mary Davidson
NEW ORLEANS – Mary Lee Bafford Davidson, 73, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Cannan Hospice in Jefferson, La. A native of Okolona, she was the daughter of the late Joe Lean Bafford and Amy Jane Cook Bafford. She was a retired employee of Oschner Hospital in New Orleans. She was the wife of the late Willie Albert Davidson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sunrise Church of God Of Prophecy. Bishop Willie B. Ware Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Okolona Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia (Donald) New of New Orleans, Sharron Davidson and Carla Davidson, both of Houston, Texas; one son, James “Butch” Davidson of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Rosa Robinson and Jessie Pearl Richardson, both of Okolona; three brothers, Joe Lee (Earnestine) Bafford Jr. of Belden, Joe Nathan ( Linda) Bafford of Cleveland, Tenn., and Feland (Barbara) Bafford of Wren; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ronald Hopkins
MASSILLON, Ohio – Ronald Lynn Hopkins, 45, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at his home in Massillon, Ohio.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Belle Vernon Cemetery in Friendship, Tenn. 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.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Buck Marsh
CORINTH – James Eugene “Buck” Marsh, 80, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday.
Online condolences may be made at www.magnoliafuneralhome.com.

Richard Lenoir Jr.
ABERDEEN – Richard Lenoir Jr., 63, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the Care Center of Aberdeen.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hebron M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Theo Jennings
EUPORA – Theo Jennings, 74, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at his home in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Double Springs Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Montgomery Mortuary LLC of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Glenda Moore
RED BANKS – Glenda Kay Echols Moore, 54, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Works Deliverance Ministry in Collierville, Tenn. Burial will be in Mt. Sinai Cemetery at Mt. Pleasant. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family hour from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Sally Henry
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Sally M. Cartwright Henry, 84, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Booneville to Charlie Albert and Mittie Mae Hall Cartwright. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of the R.M. Kaufman Company. She was a member of the Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with the Rev. Joe McKnight and Bro. Jeff Jones officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five daughters, Judy Sharp (Coy) of Blue Mountain, Diane Lynch (Jeff) of Sugar Grove, Ill., Kathy Hope of Ripley, Barbara Binky Braatz (Tom) of Blue Mountain and Renee Henry of Blue Mountain; one son, Ronnie E. Henry of Blue Mountain; four sisters, Junie Timmons of Ripley, Eloise Lewis (Thomas) of Olive Branch, Sarah Brownlee of Booneville and Carlene Bullard (Cliff) of Booneville; three brothers, Gary Cartwright of Olive Branch, Bobby Cartwright of Byhalia and Paul Cartwright (Penny) of Byhalia; 26 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Elvis Henry; her parents; one son, Johnny Henry; two sisters, Hazel Lindley and Dorothy Foreman; two brothers, Albert Hillard Cartwright and John Cartwright; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Billy Gaston, Jeremy Gaston, Joshua Gaston, Brandon Gaston, Jamie Sharp, Jeff Henry, Christopher Lewis and Blake Lewis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Gaston, Austin Spears and Timmy Henry.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Bill Box
JACKSON – William Hoyt “Bill” Box died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 12, 1948, in Booneville. He graduated from Booneville High School in 1966. He attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and received an associate degree. He later obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi. He was a retired government contractor. He lived in Jackson for 30 years and enjoyed hunting, fishing and running.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by his brother, Thomas Emery Box of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Micky and Thomas Hoyt Box.

Joe Ferguson Sr.
TUPELO – Joe Ferguson Sr. died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.