Obituaries May 13, 2009

James Horton
GUNTOWN – James Carlton Horton, 90, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was a lifetime resident of the Unity community. He was born July 28, 1918, to Jesse and Vida Horton. He went to school at Unity and later served his country in the Army. He loved fishing, basketball, raising chickens and ducks, and most of all, spending time with his granddaughters.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
Survivors include his granddaughters, Angie Taylor, and Karen McVey and husband, Ian, and great-granddaughter, Katie McVey, all of Saltillo; a sister, Cleta Horton of Memphis; a son, Perry Horton of Guntown; his nieces, Peggy Wright and Jim, and Jean Beggs, all of Tupelo, Christine Kelley of Memphis, and Tammy Parham and Steve of Guntown; his nephews, Gerald Horton and Carol of Mooreville, James Howard Horton and Barbara of Fulton, and Jackie Horton and Rita of Saltillo; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Louise Tyndall Horton; his parents; his brothers, Clasford Horton and Cyrus Horton; and a sister, Clytee Nanney.
Pallbearers will be Ian McVey, Max Edwards, Jackie Horton, James Howard Horton, Gerald Horton and Jim Wright.
His granddaughters, Angie Taylor and Karen McVey, would like to thank the staffs of Avonlea and Sanctuary Hospice House for all the love and care you each gave to us all during this time. We love you all.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801.

Jordan Lindsey
NETTLETON – Jordan Kirk Lindsey, 23, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, May 11, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 5, 1986, to Douglas Kirk Lindsey and Kathy Tucker Lindsey in Tupelo. He was a lifelong resident of Nettleton, where he was a member of Nettleton First Baptist Church. He was a 2004 graduate from Nettleton High School and a 2008 graduate from Itawamba Community College in Fulton. He was a full-time student of the Unviersity Medical Center in Jackson. He was employed as a registered radiologic technologist at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was an avid Ole Miss sports fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing men’s softball.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, May 13, 2009, at the Nettleton First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Berry, the Rev. Wayne Higgins and the Rev. Tommy Ray Dabbs officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Kirk and Kathy Lindsey of Nettleton; one sister, Blair Patterson and husband, Clay, of Nettleton; one brother, Kyle Lindsey of Nettleton; a special nephew, Cade Patterson of Nettleton; his fiancée, Ashley Stanford of Guntown; his maternal grandparents, John and Betty Tucker of Nettleton; his paternal grandmother, Sarah Lindsey of Verona; his paternal grandfather, Harold Lindsey and wife, Clara, of Nettleton; two aunts, Sandy Collier and husband, Johnny, of Nettleton and Jennifer Pettigrew and husband, Jeff, of Plantersville; two uncles, Milton Lindsey and wife, Tracey, and Ricky Harris and wife, Kim, all of Nettleton; several cousins.
Pallbearers will be Phil Senter, Ryan Clayton, Ty Humble, Brian Smith, Tyler Humble, Luke Adkins, Zach Green and Jonathan Collier.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Montgomery Berry, Dr. Christopher Croot, Nash Stanford, Britt Ezell and the employees of the North Mississippi Medical Center Radiology Department.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to service time today at the church. To register online and send condolences, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Marvin Bradshaw
JACKSON – Marvin Eugene Buzz Bradshaw, 47, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at the Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel in West Point. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sherman Stewart Sr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Sherman “Bear” Stewart Sr., 57, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, in Holly Springs. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Chulahoma M.B. Church in Holly Springs.Burial will follow in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to 12:55 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Ruth Vandygriff
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Ruth Vandygriff, 64, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born March 29, 1945, to Dewey L. “Punk” and Winona Eaton Newby. She was a member of Academy Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse’s aide for Tippah County Nursing Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Earl Barron and Bro. Kevin Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Dala Vandygriff (Wayne) of Ripley; one niece, Angela Bridges (Bobby) of Ripley; one nephew, Scotty Vandygriff (Christy) of Ripley; one great-niece, Kristen Bridges of Ripley; two great-nephews, Colton Vandygriff and Caleb Vandygriff of Ripley; and special friends, Edward and Shelia Vandygriff, Linda Pate and Monica Barnes. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Frances Annette Newby; one great-nephew, Dylan Bridges; grandmothers, Gracie Eaton and Bessie Newby; and grandfathers, Clovis Eaton and Jack Newby.
Pallbearers will be J.C. Newby, Larry Newby, Bobby Bridges, Scotty Vandygriff, Tim Childers, Roy D. Ralph, Mitchell Newby and Harold Eaton. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Tippah County Nursing Home.
Visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Doris Tate
ABERDEEN – Doris Haney Tate, 59, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at her home. She was born May 6, 1950, in Monroe County to James D. and Mavis Miller Haney. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she married Jimmy D. Tate in 1967. She was a homemaker and a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed being with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren, reading, cooking, flower gardening, fishing and her dog, “BB.”
Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes and Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Jimmy D. Tate of Aberdeen; two sons, Dwight Tate (Robin) of Hamilton and Chris Tate of Aberdeen; one brother, Eugene Haney of Amory; one sister, Judy Spencer (Keith) of Fulton; and three grandchildren, Justin Tate, Dillion Tate and Lane Tate. She was preceded in death by her parents; father- and mother-in-law, James Coley and Flora Tate; brother-in-law, James R. Tate; and sister-in-law, Bobbye Haney.
Pallbearers will be Dirk Lucas, Dennis Thompson, Danny Parham, Ken Griffin, Brad Brewer and Danny Worthey. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Little, Dillion Tate, Justin Tate, Lane Tate, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 2178, Ridgeland, MS 39158.

Bobbie Tigrett
BOONEVILLE – Bobbie Tigrett, 74, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at her residence after an extended illness. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home. Other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Helen Odom
COLUMBUS – Helen Whitworth Odom, 87, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Rush Hospital in Meridian. She was born July 24, 1921, in Pontotoc to John Harvey and Gladys Tutor Whitworth. A longtime resident of Columbus, she was a member of First Baptist Church and the Eloise Crossley Sunday School Class. She was a member of Soroptomists International, Columbus Music Study Club and the Galaxy Garden Club. She was a retired bookkeeper for Mills-Morris Auto Parts.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbus. Dr. Shawn Parker and the Rev. Don McDougald will officiate. Burial will be at 1 p.m. today at Pontotoc City Cemetery.
Survivors include daughter, Ginger O. McKay (Billy) of Cantonment, Fla.; granddaughter, Jennifer Peavy, and great-grandson, Aiden Chittipangna, both of Watkinsville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Hendon Whitworth and John H. Whitworth Jr.; and husband, Billy M. Odom.
Pallbearers will be Dave Taylor, Bill Brigham, Bunk Harpole, Thomas Southerland, Steve Galloway and Dean Green.
Memorials can be made to Love In Deed, First Baptist Church P.O. Box 829, Columbus, MS 39703.

Roy A. Grady
BYHALIA – Roy A. Grady, 58, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. He was an auto technician for Dacus/Collierville Imports and a member of Souls Harbor Church.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando. Burial will be in New Bethlehem Cemetery in Horn Lake. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Edge of Byhalia; a son, Paul A. Grady of Byhalia; two sisters, Virginia Delaney of Arkabutla and Mary Rose Pruett of Horn Lake; two brothers, Billy Grady of Horn Lake and Johnny Grady of Potts Camp; four grandchildren, Michael Grady, Maggie Grady, and Danielle and Alyssa Edge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Grady.

Karolyn K. Willis
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Karolyn K. Castillo Willis, 47, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Shoals Hospital In Sheffield, Ala. She was born April 18, 1962, in Waukegan, Ill., to James Eulon and Mary Francis Lovelace Rinks. She was a secretary.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Ron Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery at Dennis.
Survivors include children, Amie Box (Vernon Smith) of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Robby Baker of Clarksville, Tenn., and Damian Rinks of Ashland City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Alanna Addison and Ava Box; sister, Susie Phillips (Jim) of Dennis. She was preceded in death by a son, Russell Keith Scott; her parents; a sister, Valerie Jo Rinks; and a brother, Michael “Ringo” Rinks.
Pallbearers will be Vernon Smith, Dennis Henson, Jimmy Dodd, Tony Aycock and Frank White.
Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Gayle Williamson
WEST POINT – Jennifer Gayle Smith Williamson, 55, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at her home in Starkville. She was born Dec. 24, 1953, in Chickasaw County to Annie Jean Moore Smith and Bryant Lathrage Smith Sr. She was a graduate of Maben High School and East Miss. Community College. She was a nurse for North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora and Presbyterian Manor in Topeka, Kan. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.
Survivors include daughters, Mindy Williamson Ferguson (Eric) of Starkville and Samantha Williamson of Columbus; son, Charles Williamson Jr. (Amber) of Starkville; grandchildren, Skyler and Slade Ferguson, and Trey and Brayleigh Williamson; sisters, Pam Crosswhite of Prairie and Tammy Collier of Columbus; brothers, Bryant L. Smith Jr. of Gulfport and Mike Weeks of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tim Boatner, Wayne Crosswhite, Gregg Collier, Shane Collier, Mark Caldwell and Daniel Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Williamson Sr., Dr. Ben Sandford, nurses and staff of Gilbert Home Health Care, Kim James, Gayle Thomas, Kenneth “Moat” Knight, Bro. Mike Smith and Douglas Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Nathanial Dawson III
BELMONT – Nathanial Cyrus Dawson III, 37, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 15, 1971, in Boise, Idaho, to Allen and Carol Christiansen Dawson. He was a police officer for 10 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Wayne Mitchell officiating.
Survivors include his wife, April Dawson of Belmont; two children, Kayla Dawson and Austin Dawson of Belmont, Ms.; his mother, Carol Jane Hawkins of Belmont; 10 brothers and sisters, Jerry Wayne Hawkins of Decatur, Ala., Verlon Keith Hawkins of Ridgeway, Ill., George V. Hawkins Jr. of Red Bay, Ala., Sheila Giddens of Tuscumbia, Ala., Debbie Skinner of Guntown, Vernita Hawkins of Saltillo, Tina Prichett of Shawneetown, Ill., Cari Payne (Phillip Vick) of Tremont and Christi Knight of Belmont; his grandmother, Wilma Young of Eatonville, Wash.; his father- and mother-in-law, Larry and Connie Manues Sr.; brother-in-law, Larry Manues Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and his stepfather, George Hawkins Sr.
Pallbearers will be officers of the Belmont Police Department.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Alex Bray
BOONEVILLE – Alexander Lee Bray, 2 years and 11 months, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home with Randy Estes officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Bill Wortman
BOONEVILLE – Funeral service for Welton “Bill” Wortman, 68, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Warren Jones officiating.Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Joe Carothers
OXFORD – Joe Nathan Carothers, 54, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at his residence in Oxford. He was a native of Oxford and a member of Tobby Tubby M.B. Church. He was preceded in death by his father, William Carothers, and a brother, William Earl “Chuck” Carothers.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tobby Tubby M.B. Church. The Rev. Lee Earl Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Cardelia Webb; one sister, Mary (Robert) Howard; two brothers, Willie Frank Carothers and Earnest Lee Carothers, all of Oxford; and two half sisters, Edith Shepherd of Vacaville, Calif., and Lois Haney of St. Louis, Mo.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 today with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Levenia Gillespie
TUPELO – Levenia Gillespie died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.

Nell Brown
RIPLEY – Mary Nell Voyles Brown, 69, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was previously a surgery technician in the operating room at Tippah County Hospital. She was a member of Brownfield Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Roy Forshea officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery at Walnut.
Survivors include one daughter, Missy Breland (Johnny) of Ripley; one son, Mark Brown (Rhonda) of Middleton, Tenn.; one sister, Maxine Melton of Buford, S.C.; three brothers, J.D. Voyles of Olive Branch, Carlton Voyles (Cheryl) of Walnut and L.F. Voyles (Jane) of Tiplersville; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Mary and Lily Brown, all of Middleton, Tenn., and B.J. Whitley, and Lenzie and Chloe Breland, all of Ripley; one great-grandchild, Annabelle Breland of Ripley. She was preceded in death by her parents, L.A. and Letha Francis Bridges Voyles, and a sister, Evelyn Collins.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Breland, Whitley Breland, B.J. Breland, Stephen Breland, Steven Graves and James Howell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Thursday. To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Mosella Townsend
PRAIRIE – Mosella Townsend, 86, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.Services will be at noon Saturday at Crossroads CME Church. Burial will be in New Hope Church Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church.

Ludie Mae Moore
HOUSTON – Ludie Mae Moore, 76, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Trace Regional Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Thorn Church of God. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at the church. For complete obituary, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

E.G. Lindsey
BOONEVILLE – E.G. Lindsey, 62, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until 9 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home. Other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

 

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