Obituaries May 10, 2009

Elaine Allen
TUPELO – Elaine Bramlett Allen, 97, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at the Community Hospice House – Darlington Oaks in Verona. She was born March 29, 1912, in Stewart to the late William Chester Bramlett and Sarah Eudora Bruce Bramlett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Verona Church of Christ. She loved crocheting, crossword puzzles, dominoes and bingo and she loved to go and be apart of the Senior Citizens Center of Tupelo.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Wayne Cox officiating and Bro. Joe Connel assisting. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five daughters, Denise Queen and Eva Johnson, both of Tupelo, Annie N. Cortez (Romie) of Salins, Calif., Dannie L. Raney (Sam) of Amory and Elaine Kelly (Mike) of Savannah, Ga.; one son, Billy Wayne Allen (Mary) of Reno, Nev.; 32 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Pate Allen in 1976; her parents; and one son, David Eric Ommen.
Pallbearers will be David Nelson Sr., David Nelson II, Andrew Wilbanks, Curtis Brock, Chris Oliver and Steve Wilbanks.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Bramlett, Billy Oliver, Michael Ard-Kelly and Jeffery Kelly.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Verona Church of Christ; or the Community Hospice House of Verona.
Wylma Rose Ommen
TUPELO – Wylma Rose Ommen, 71, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A South Dakota native, she was born February 25, 1938, to the late Floyd Cecil Paige and Jennie Carolyn Palmer Paige, and raised by her adopted father Harry Hutten. After attending Lerreto Heights in Denver, Colo., she then went on to graduate from McKennan Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux Falls, S.D. For over 20 years she was employed as a Registered Nurse for the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she loved singing in the choir. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her family.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Richard Kreitenstein officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Jennie Hutten, of Aberdeen, S.D.; two daughters, Pamela Kay Fancher (Mark Allen) of Mooreville and Patricia Lynn Mueser (Daniel John) of Cashmere, Wash.; two sisters, Kay Remily (Clarence) of Aberdeen, S.D. and Marion Forrester (Loy) of Nebraska; two brothers, Anthony Hutten (Cheryl) of Clayton, N.C. and Richard Hutten (Kathleen) of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Martin Fancher (Lisha), Christine Fancher, Ashley Nicole Mueser and Alexander David Mueser; and one great-grandchild, Christian Fancher.
She was preceded in death by her father Floyd Paige; Stepfather, Harry Hutten; her husband, Keith Ommen; and one son, David Eric Ommen.
Pallbearers will be Martin Fancher, Cameron Webb, Caleb Fancher, James Fancher, Alexander Meuser and Glenn Benfield.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue one hour prior to service time on Monday.
Memorials may be to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Tupelo.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com

Wade Dixon Sr.
AMORY – Wade “Baseball” Dixon Sr., 97, died Saturday, May 9, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Joe Carothers
OXFORD – Joe Nathan Carothers, 54, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford.
Michelle Herren
TOCCOPOLA – Karen Michelle Herren, 42, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was a member of Toccopola Baptist Church, where she worked with the youth. She was a painter by trade and worked with her father in construction. She was a certified volunteer firefighter for the Toccopola Fire Department and she served on the Board of Aldermen. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife and above all, mother. She touched many lives with her love for life and for Christ.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Toccopola Baptist Church. Following her wishes, her body has been donated to the University of Mississippi Anatomical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Jeffrey Herren; a daughter, Teah Herren, and a son, Lane Herren, all of Toccopola; her parents, Gary and Mary Alice Leach of Thaxton; a sister, Angie (Evans) Garner of Water Valley; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alice Faye McCharen Sewell and Wilbert Sewell, and Ola and Walter Leach; her great-grandfather- and great-grandmother-in-law, Pappy and Nanie; her father- and mother-in-law, Gene and Gwin Herren; and a brother-in-law, Rodney Herren.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, American Cancer Society, Toccopola Fire Department or the Toccopola Community Center.

Roland Clifton
PONTOTOC – Roland Clifton, 67, died at his residence. He was a lifelong carpenter of Pontotoc and was a member of Springdale Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tutor Memorial Chapel with Bro. Mark Tutor officiating. Burial will be in the Springdale Baptist Church Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Felecia Clifton of Pontotoc, Machelle Dorman of Anchorage, Alaska, and Belinda Tutor (Mark) of Fulton; mother, Faye Clifton of Pontotoc; brother, Dwight Clifton; grandchildren, Valerie Carter (Anthony) of New Albany, Marley Wilbanks (Justin) of Pontotoc, Tyler and Diane Bryant of Myrtle, Channing Tutor (Melanie) of Fulton, Nicholas Tutor of Fulton, Caleb Hannah and Brook Doorman of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jessica Hardin of Pontotoc; and great-grandchildren, Avery, Anna, Mattox and Ryan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Clifton; his wife, Diane Clifton; and a grandson, Elijah Tutor.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Bryant, Justin Willbanks, Channing Tutor, Nicholas Tutor, Lee Warren and Adam Kelly.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Frances P. Jobe
HORN LAKE – Frances P. Jobe, 80, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a Baptist and a very Christian lady who will be missed by all of her loving children.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill South in Memphis, Tenn., with Bro. John Bomar officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill South. Forest Hill South is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her two sons, Ricky Jobe (Sherry) of Horn Lake and Lester Jobe Jr. (Linda) of Blue Springs; two daughters, Shelia Moody (Zane) of Thaxton and Sharon Hopkins (Richard) of Horn Lake; four sisters, JoAnn Parker of Hernando, Pauline Sparks and Cordie Wilson, both of Memphis, Tenn., and Adelle Stephenson of Hernando; seven grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester French Jobe; her parents; three brothers; and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Moody, Andrew Jobe, Ricky Jobe Jr., Allen Hopkins, Earl Wilson, Jimmy Parks, Thurman Parker and James Stephenson Jr.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
C.L. Naron Jr.
VARDAMAN – Custis Lavern Naron Jr., 76, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at his residence. He was born July 28, 1932, in Houston to the late Custis L. Naron Sr. and Ada Lee Streeter Naron. He was a farmer and owner of C & L Rodeo Company. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Vardaman and a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Ramage officiating. Burial will be in the Rhodes Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Sylvia Lynn “Sissy” Mattan of Pontotoc; one son, Charles Ray Naron of Vardaman; three sisters, Doris Ellis of Tupelo, Murlee Lane of Grenada and Martha Smith of Vardaman; and three grandchildren, Joe Hood of Pontotoc, J.T. Naron of Vardaman and Christi Lee Long of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Levy Mae Naron on April 8, 1994; his parents; two sons, Travis Lee Naron and Morris Dale Naron; one sister, Gertrude Hill; and one brother, Bobby Naron.
Pallbearers will be Joe Edmondson, Randall Langford, Mike Holder, Darin Tedder, Jason Aron and Naron Morgan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign an online registry at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com

Leotis Pate
PHEBA – Leotis Pate, 75, died Friday, May 8, 2009 North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 15, 1934, in Clay County to the late Lela Murlee Watson Pate and Clinton Calvin Pate. He worked in farming, as a welder, timberman and cattle farmer. He was a member of Pine Bluff Baptist Church and enjoyed working on his farm and with his cattle. He loved people and never found fault with anyone. He proudly served his country following WW II in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Paratrooper “Screaming Eagles”. He married Patsy Fay Edwards Pate on Dec. 28, 1957, in Smithville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pine Bluff Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Curtis Stallings officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife Patsy Fay Edwards Pate of Pheba; one daughter, Teresa P. Harpole (Steve) of Cedar Bluff; one son, Kenneth Calvin Pate of Pheba; three grandchildren, Juan Pate, Justin and Jarrod Harpole; one great-granddaughter, Jada Nicole Pate; two brothers, James Wilburn Pate (Edna) of Fairview, Tenn., and Glenn Allen Pate (Thelma) of Pheba.
He was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Joshua Calvin and Jenny Montana Pate; and his baby brother, Calvin Pate.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Eaton, Lee McNeil, Mike Cliett, Mike Huffman, Donald Moore, Jeff Cliett, Craig Vaughn and Darold Neal.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Champion, Ray Kratz, Billy Wooten and all the friends in the community.
Memorials may be made to Pine Bluff Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Mrs. Betty NcNeel, 7999 Colony Road Pheba, MS 39755.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and will continue one hour prior to service time at the church on Monday.

Ashley Holiday
OKOLONA – Ashley Holiday, 26, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Elota Knight
AMORY – Elota Bell Cannon Knight, 92, died Saturday, May 9, 2009 at the Riverplace Nursing Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Harol H. James
CORINTH – Harol H. James, 86, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors.
George Brooks
CORINTH – George Smith Brooks, 86, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 16, 1922, in Selmer, Tenn., to the late I.H. and Pearl Brooks. He attended Riverside Military Academy and graduated from Selmer High School. While attending The University of Tennessee he served as Vice President of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. As a cadet within the ROTC program he was selected for Officer Candidate School. Upon graduation from UT with a degree in Industry Engineering, he was commissioned as an Officer serving as Army Engineer in various units including the 30th Armored Division and the 598th Airborne Engineers where he was trained as a combat glider officer. After being discharged with honors from the United States Army as a Major, he was employed with DuPont as Junior Power Engineer and later by the Atomic Energy Commission at Oak Ridge, Tenn. He retired from Tyrone Hydraulics – Dana Corp. after 45 years serving as Engineer/Sales Manager. During his tenure, the company recieved numerous patents for innovative product solutions as well as the President “E” Award for excellence in exporting in recognition of outstanding contributions to the increase of U.S. Trade abroad from President Nixon.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Memphis Funeral Home, Poplar Chapel. Burial with military honors will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Myra L. Brooks of Corinth; daughter, Debbie Henry (Rich) of Olive Branch; sons, Stephen Brooks (Holly) of Smyrna, Ga., and Keith Brooks (Stacy) of Corinth; sisters, Bernice Gooch of Ramer, Tenn., and Juanita Gillespie-Fuller of Olive Branch; grandchildren, Jessica and Rachel Henry and Madeline and Lauren Brooks.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Clay Foster Sr.
BLUE SPRINGS – Clay Foster Sr., 78, died Saturday, May 9, 2009. Services and arrangements are incomplete. United Funeral Home in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.

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