Obituaries May 11, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Charles Moore
GRENADA – Charles Henderson Moore, 66, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was born on July 23, 1946, in Chickasaw County to Henry Edward and Naomi Kimbrough Moore. He was self-employed at Moore’s Upholstery Shop in Grenada. He was a member of the Grenada Church of God.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Grenada Church of God. Bro. Frank Sample and Bro. James McElroy will officiate. Burial will follow in Houston Memorial Gardens in Houston. National Funeral Home of Grenada is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Dot Smith Moore of Grenada; his daughter, Deonda Moore of Orange, Texas; three sisters, Voncille Brister, Kathy Ludoll and Lynn Blaylock, all of Elliott; one brother, Ed Moore of Vardaman; seven nieces, five nephews and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews; two aunts, Opal Owsley and Joyce Smith; and his mother-in-law, Colleen Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Tiffany Moore.
Visitation will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Bobby Joe Graham
TUPELO – Bobby Joe Graham, 63, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Inpatient Hospice in Tupelo. He was born March 8, 1950, to Gwilliam and Lurine Kirk Graham. He was a member of Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He worked in sales.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with Bro. Joe McKnight and Bro. Danny Finney officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Jan Dickinson Graham of Tupelo; three sons, Bobby Graham of Decatur, Ala., Tony Graham and Joey Graham, both of Hattiesburg; one sister, Barbara Hudson of Gulfport; three grandchildren, Nicole, Isaac and Josie, all of Hattiesburg; and relatives, Louise Crum, Stanley Dickinson (Judy), Mike Dickinson, Chris Dickinson (Christie), Matt Ellis, Zach Dickinson, J.C. Dickinson, Angie Bridges (Chris), Anthony Dickinson, Amy Bridges (Alton), Whitney Bridges, Peyton Bridges, Spencer Bridges, Briley Dickinson and Zoe Dickinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be G.W. Harrington, Ricky Sweat, Mike Willis, Tracy Vuncannon, Heath Vuncannon and Alton Bridges.
The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, P.O. Box 35, Blue Mountain, MS 38610.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Susie Ann Owens
TUPELO – Susie Ann Owens died Tuesday, May 7, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Chapel CME Church in Tupelo. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Park. Grayson -Porter’s Mortuary of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the J.W. Porter Chapel.
A complete obituary will be published later.
Harold Sanford
SALTILLO – Harold “Big Harold” Sanford, 69, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born June 15, 1943, in the Keownville Community in Union County to James Allen and Alice Virginia Hogue Sanford. He retired from Tupelo Public School Maintenance Department after 20 years of service. He was a devoted family man who deeply cared for his family and doted over each of his grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Guntown.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Frank Breaux and the Rev. Bobby Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jean Sanford of Saltillo; three daughters, Cindy Davis (Doug Jr.) of Ecru, Genia Buse (Ottis) of Guntown and Leigh-Anne Orr (Ronnie) of Tupelo; one son, Harold Sanford Jr. (Kim) of Saltillo; 14 grandchildren, Meagan Gaines (Adam), Brandon Davis, Kasey Buse (Amber), Chelsea Buse, Leigh-Anda, Kaleb and Britany Felks, Thomas, Brooke, Cloey and Harlee Sanford, Brent, Dusty and Makaela Boland; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Shelby Murphy of Illinois; three brothers, Jim Sanford (Charlene) of Kansas, Tommy Sanford of Jonesboro, Ark., and Joe Sanford of Brandon; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Birdie Mae Jarves, Billie Ruth Boyd and Eva Reeves.
Pallbearers will be Adam Gains, Matt Breaux, Brandon Davis, Kasey Buse, Kaleb Felks, Mike Sheffield, Thomas Sanford and Dusty Boland.
Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday school class at the First Baptist Church in Guntown and the past and present employees of the Tupelo Public Schools Maintenance Department.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Susan Stokes
WETUMPKA, Ala. – Susan Lynn Woodruff Stokes, 54, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Ala. She was born Oct. 17, 1958, in Gadsden, Ala., to John Robert Woodruff and Jaynell Kimble Woodruff. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Wade Mathis officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Jon H. Stokes of Wetumpka, Ala.; her father, John Robert and Sara Woodruff of Houston; her sons, Brian Nathan Stokes of Birmingham, Ala., Scott Wesley Stokes of Wetumpka, Ala.; her grandchildren, Janna Marie Stokes and Nathaniel Grant Stokes; her sisters, Deborah and Tony McCombs of Columbus, Cindy and James Watkins of Union City, Tenn.; and her brother, David and Melissa Woodruff of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jaynell Kimble Woodruff.
Pallbearers are Conway Nichols, Steve Pate, Ernie White, Brad Woodruff, Patrick McCombs and Frank Woodruff.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message at the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Mary Kathryn Perry
COLUMBUS – Mary Kathryn Perry passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at Countrywood Plantation in Mantachie. Born March 13, 1926, she was the daughter of Will Lee Jones and Gracie Mae Hadley Jones. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always had a smile for everyone. She loved growing a garden and cooking for her family. She was a longtime member of Freewill Baptist Church in Columbus. She worked many years at McClellan’s Department Store in Columbus. She retired from Ruth’s/Jean Ann’s, and finally retired from the Fashion Barn in 2002 at the age of 76.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann McBride Box (Jack) of Tupelo; daughter-in-law, Rita McBride of Columbus; grandsons, Tony J. Box (Sandy) of Tupelo, Rodney Box (Melissa) of Pratts, Wayne McBride (Betsy) of Columbus, Michael McBride (Theresa) of Columbus, Richard McBride (Valerie) of Caledonia; granddaughters, Catharine Jackson (Bubba) of Mobile, Ala., and Amanda McBride Hayes (Shad) of New Hope; great-grandchildren, Mallory Box, Trey McBride, Bethany McBride, John McBride, Leah Boiardi, Hunter McBride, Jason Hayes, and Elizabeth and Brittany Jackson; special loved ones, Ed and Claudia Neely of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, James Shannon McBride and John Rufus Perry; her sister, Annie Irene Mims; her brothers, Will Lee Jones Jr. and Joe Jones; and her son, Larry Wayne McBride.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Tim McMillen officiating. A graveside service for the family will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery in Okolona. Gunter & Peel Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Tony Box, Rodney Box, Wayne McBride, Michael McBride, Richard McBride, John McBride, Trey McBride and Hunter McBride.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home.
Memories and expressions of sympathy may be made at www.gunterandpeel.com and www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Leness Woodruff
BURTON – Leness “L.E.” Woodruff, 95, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at home. He was born Dec. 17, 1917, to Victor and Louzetta Woodruff. He was a member of Forked Oak Baptist Church and a retired furniture factory worker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with Co H, 155 INF, 31 Dixie Division in the South Pacific Theater. He was awarded the AMER DEF Medal; ATO Medal; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star; Good Conduct Medal; and World War II Victory Medal.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Forked Oak Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Johnson and Bro. Horace McCombs officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Mackey’s Creek Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by two sons, Jackie Woodruff of Burton and Jimmy (Lori) Woodruff of Stringer; four grandchildren, Shonda Deaton, Kevin Woodruff, Kully Woodruff, and Josh Woodruff; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler Deaton, Devin Woodruff, Cole Deaton and Landon Woodruff.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Quanna Riddle Woodruff; his parents; five sisters; two brothers; and two half brothers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time on Sunday. All visitation will be at Forked Oak Baptist Church.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Ruby Burcham
TUPELO – Ruby Earnestine “Tina” Burcham, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 10, 2013, at her home in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 20, 1930, to Ruby and Clemmie Dyer of Smithville. She was married to Curtis Hamar Burcham for 56 years. She was a loving wife and mother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tupelo and an active member of “The Faithful Followers Sunday School Class. She was a retired office manager, full-time homemaker and hospice volunteer. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling and collecting dolls.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Tea Burcham and the Rev. Dave Jenson officiating. Burial will be in Pratt Cemetery.
She is survived by three children, Donna Bryson (Jimmy) of Eads, Tenn., Sheila Burcham of Tupelo and Curtis M. Burcham (Nina) of Baldwyn; one brother, John Dyer (Jan) of Tremont; five grandchildren, Brad Bryson (Shirley), Suzanne Holloway, Shannon Story (Patrick), Nicole Townsend (Deric) and Kristi Hall (Jonathan); 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and multiple nieces and nephews; and her special caregiver, Shirley Bryson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, William “Bill” Dyer; two sisters, Joyce Holland and Ayenell Dyer; and one grandson, Craig Bryson.
Pallbearers will be Dennis, Craig, Curtis and Austin Bryson, Steve Dyer and David Burcham.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clifford Kinkennon Sr.
TUPELO – Clifford Price Kinkennon Sr., 85, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Weber, Ark., to James Perry and Vina Leona Smith Kinkennon. He was a Christian and a member of Tupelo Baptist Church. He served as pastor in two churches in Alcorn County. He also was a mechanic bus driver and worked for Pontotoc supervisor with road maintenance. He was a loving father and grandfather and he loved his animals.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Mike Drewery and Pat Ewing officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by two daughters, Wanda Hopkins (Roger) of Baldwin and Sandra Warren (Ray) of Tupelo; three sons, Charles Kinkennon (Doris) of Michie, Tenn., C.P. “Skip” Kinkennon Jr. (Dinah) of Corinth and John Wesley Kinkennon II of Corinth; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one sister, Ruthie Bell of Brandon; two brothers, Johnny Kinkennon of Brandon and Jimmy Kinkennon (Claudia) of Pearl; mother of his children, Lola Reeves Kinkennon; and one sister-in-law, Hazel Smith Kinkennon of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, James Marshall Kinkennon, Amos Perry Kinkennon and John Wesley Kinkennon I; and one grandchild, Charles Ray Kinkennon Jr.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Doug Kinkennon, David Kinkennon, Jeff Warren, Trey Kinkennon, Frank Key and Henry Byrd.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Monday.
Online condolences may be shared and expressed at baldwinnowellfh.com/admin.

John Shull
GLEN – John Shull, 67, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
James Mason
HOLLY SPRINGS – James Samuel Mason, 66, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs and a Sunday School teacher. He loved his friends and family, especially his grandson who carried his name. He was always happy and never met a stranger.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Helen Hurdle Mason; daughter, Cammie Mason Clifton (Barry); grandson, Caleb James Clifton, all of Holly Springs; a sister, Linda Defer of New Albany; two brothers, Larry Mason (Diane) of Ashland and Thurman Mason (Brenda) of Hickory Flat; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; a godchild, Tyler Fitch of Oxford; and several special little friends who called him “Granddaddy.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Judy Mason, and a sister, Mary Lambert.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Visit the website at hsfuneralhome.com.

Louis Varcasia
SOUTHAVEN – Louis “Charlie Horse” Varcasia, 47, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.

Jimmie Tomlinson
RED BANKS, Ala. – Jimmie Carline Tomlinson, 88, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at her home in Red Banks.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Red Banks Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery at Holly Springs. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Tuesday at the church.