Obituaries May 15, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Josephine Terry
BLUE SPRINGS – Josephine “Nanny” Terry, 84, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at her home. She was born in Bell County, Ky. She moved to Blue Springs from Ohio in 1995. She was a bartender for over 30 years. She was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Falkner officating. Burial will be in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include, one daughter, Joann Morris of Pontotoc; two granddaughters, Christine (Larry) Courtney of Blue Springs and April (Ryan) Mitchell of Sherman; one grandson, Donald Morris of Pontotoc; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Laura Fuson; her husband, Tom Terry; one son, Scotty; one grandson, Tom Morris; one great-grandson, Connor Wright; and an infant son.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Bennett, Kurt Brown, Kirk Smith, Waylon Reeves, and Robert and Ricky Terry
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Mt. Gilead Church.
James Bethany
AMORY – James Albert Bethany, 66, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Rev. Fred Jolly
DALLAS – The Rev. Fred N. Jolly died Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Juliette Fowler Homes in Dallas, Texas. He was born April 8, 1926, in Okolona to Lillian E. Freeman Jolly and Joseph L. Jolly. He served in the U.S. Navy in the submarine service during World War II and was honorably discharged in October 1947. He married Maxine Foy of Union in November 1949. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Mississippi College in 1952 and a master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1957. He served as pastor of churches in Mississippi, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He received the Genesis Award for being dedicated to mentoring young pastors in Pennsylvania. Being a church planter was his passion, and he did pioneer mission work for over 30 years.
Services were held Monday, May 14, at Grove-Hill Funeral Home in Dallas.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Maxine; daughters, Ladye Doyle and Lilly Adrian; sons, Harry Jolly, Jim Jolly (Karen) and John Jolly (Janet); 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Joanne Herbert and Marguerite Hammett.
Memorial donations may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village or a local charity of the donor’s choice.
Betty Hughes
COFFEEVILLE – Betty J. Hughes, 68, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born Sept. 6, 1943, in Coffeeville to Gaston Earl and Emma Harriet Sullivan Hooper. She worked as a store manager in Coffeeville for 29 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She had a special love for her family and friends and will be missed by all who knew her.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Coffeeville with the Rev. Truman Scarborough and the Rev. Donnie Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in the Elam Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Coffeeville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Arcola Hughes; one daughter, Nikki Hughes (Todd) of Houlka; two sons, Todd Hughes (Lisa) of Coffeeville and Russell Hughes (Terri) of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Jessica Richardson, Matthew Hughes and Cooper Hughes; one great-grandchild, Anna Kate Richardson; two sisters, Mary Alice Jordan of Coffeeville and Montez Love of Baton Rouge, La.; and one brother, William Earl Hooper of Vicksburg.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Hughes, Mike Stevens, Brandon Richardson, Jim Gray, Todd Shields and Mac Burns. Honorary pallbearers will be William Jeffreys, Ronnie Campbell, Hilly Griffin and John Byford.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service today at the church.
Detra Scott
BELDEN – Detra F. Scott, 43, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
George Foster
NEW ALBANY – George Fredrick “Cootie” Foster, 84, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at his residence. He was born April 11, 1928, in Union County to John Lacy and Nettie Mae Fields Foster. He was the owner/operator of Foster Painting. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, golf and watching the grandchildren play sports. He was a member of First Baptist Church of New Albany.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service in New Albany with the Rev. Rick Blythe officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Lamar Foster; three daughters, Bonnie Kaye Nolan (Johnny) of Boston, Ga., Theresa Still (Wayne) and Melanie Foster, both of New Albany; two sons, Larry Foster (Diane) and Jerry Foster (Susie), both of New Albany; one brother, William Harvey Foster of Blue Springs; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, J.B. Foster, Sam Foster, Robert Foster and Edward Foster; and two sisters, Frances Oaks and Cora Lee Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Ed Hopper, Jim McKinney, Brock Foster, Ben Foster, Nathan Swords, Steven Allred, Chad Hill and Robert Merritt.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Roy Elder
WHEELER – Roy Neal Elder, 74, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Landmark Nursing Home in Booneville. He was born April 6, 1938, to Roy and Ena Elder. He graduated from Wheeler High School and Mississippi State University. He was a member of the Military Police Corps of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Wheeler Methodist Church and a longtime member of the NRA. He was a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He was an inspector for Holiday Inn, a former officer of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a special agent for Frisco Railroad, and retired owner and operator of Metro Bureau of investigations.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Rickey Bishop and Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by his daughter, Johnna Chomak Kolaks (Marc) of St Louis, Mo.; two granddaughters, Hannah and Morgan Kolaks; sister, Rhonda Elder Haney of Corinth; two nephews, Sean and Tate; a niece, Brandy Fleming; his aunt, Doreen Elder; and special friends, Greg and Barbara Keenum.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister and brother-in-law, Marsha Elder Jones and Larry Jones.
Pallbearers will be Jim Shaw, DeWayne Mink, Randy Tolar, Charles Rinehart, Roy Russell, Forrest Wright and Marc Kolaks.
Memorial donations may be made to Wheeler Methodist Church, P.O. Box 59, Wheeler, MS, 38880 in his memory.
Lucille Holloman
PASCAGOULA – Lucille Franks Holloman, 88, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Tennessee. She was born in Pascagoula on March 1, 1924, to John Edgar and Flora Perry Hester. She had lived in the Macedonia community in Lee County for over 45 years. She was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Caster Buse officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Belden.
Survivors include her daughters, Jean Bragg of Lucedale, Judy Brown (John) of Hurley and Theresa Rickman (James) of Stantonville, Tenn.; brothers, Kenny Hester of Vancleave and Tommy Hester of Escatawpa; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Edgar Hester; her mother, Flora Perry Hester Conway; son, William D. Franks Jr.; first husband, William D. Franks Sr.; her second husband, William Russell Holloman; brothers, John E. and Carl Hester; and sisters, Sue Harris and Betty Broadus.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Adeline H. Fellows
AMORY – Adeline Hidde Fellows, 100, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Medical Center. She was born April 11, 1912, to Henry and Lizzie Hidde on the family farm outside of Elk River, Minn. She spent most of her life in Los Angeles, Calif., moving there after World War II and living there until 2003 when she moved to Amory to live with her son and daughter-in-law. She was employed by Aerojet for many years and she was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Covina, Calif. She enjoyed gardening, attending church and helping around the house.
There will be no service. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Fellows of Amory and Jon Fellows (Kathy) of Burns, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald Fellows; one son, Ronald Robert Fellows; and one brother and three sisters.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Eileen Fellows
AMORY – Eileen Louise Fellows, 74, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Medical Center. She was born Oct. 26, 1937, to Berlin and Nellie Chambers in Blackwell, Okla. She spent most of her early life traveling throughout the United States as a result of her father’s well drilling business. She attended Amory High school in 1954, then moved to Wichita, Kan., where she graduated high school in 1956. She attended Wichita State University. She worked for Boeing Aircraft Company for many years in New Orleans, Kansas and Seattle, Wash., and also worked for the Seattle Development Center. She was a great Navy wife for her husband supported him in his naval career. She was a member of Grady’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a people person, always trying to help and support others and she will be missed by all who were fortunate to come into her life.
There will be no service. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Fellows of Amory; one daughter, Suzanne Jack (Carl) of Cary, N.C.; one son, Matthew Fellows (Monica) of San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, Gary Chambers (Carolyn) of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her mother-in-law, Adeline Fellows, who died just hours before her.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
John Rimmer
CALHOUN CITY – John Allen Rimmer, 70, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1941. He was a retired industrial worker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Waymon Betts officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy Rimmer of Calhoun City; sons, Steve Rimmer and Johnny Johnson (Tracy), both of Arkansas, and Thomas Rimmer and Billy Rimmer, both of Grenada; daughters, Donna Radtke of Texas, Chasta Rimmer of Greenwood, Denise Rimmer of Derma and Pamela Welch of Grenada; sisters, Dorris Weeks of Calhoun City, Mary Broughman of Bruce and Frances James of Calhoun City; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Lila Mae Rimmer; a daughter, Teresa Hood; four brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Rimmer, Jimmy Clemons, Jeff Rimmer, Robert Gary, Robert Taylor and James Broughman.
Online condolences can be left at pryorfuneralhome.com.
Pat Schmitz
BRUCE – Francis “Pat” Schmitz, 86, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born May 3, 1926, in Grenada County. He moved to Bruce in 1962. He was a farmer and a landowner. He was a past member of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and a past member of the State Board of Directors of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. He served on the Calhoun County ASCS Committee. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bruce.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden in Bruce.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Carter of Bruce; a son, Randy (Shirley) Schmitz of Bruce; two sisters, Sarah Jeffreys of Big Creek and Lurlean Holder of Derma; one brother, Paul B. (Dorothy) Schmitz of Grenada; five grandchildren, Ronald (Jackie) Carter, Christi (Jeff) McCormick, Gary (Lisa) Schmitz, Steve Schmitz, Deana (Joey) Ferguson; and 10 great-grandchildren;
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Rounsaville Schmitz; his parents, Tillman S. Schmitz and Annie Neal Schmitz; and a son, Larry Neal Schmitz.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Carter, Ronald Carter, Joey Ferguson, McKenzie Marter, Clint McCormick, Jeff McCormick, Aubrey Schmitz, Gary Schmitz, Steve Schmitz. Honorary pallbearers will be he Adult Men’s Sunday School Class: Dean Box, Roy Box, Arnold Gulledge, L.H. Johnson, Bobby Lee Logan, Dewight Ruth, A.D. Spratlin, Jim Stewart and Billy Fred White.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Online guest register may be signed at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Freddie Hawkins
RIPLEY – Freddie Gene Hawkins, 55, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his home in Ripley.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Fellowship Church. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue at Faith Fellowship Church until service time today.
David Barber
OXFORD – David G. Barber, 57, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is assisting the family.
Helen Moody
ECRU – Helen Edith Moody died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she called her “precious angels” and who called her “Mamaw.” She enjoyed gardening and feeling her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. William Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Lynn Moody; daughter-in-law, Breezy Moody; grandchildren, Rodney Moody (Gretchin), Stephanie Coomer (Scott) and Ryan Moody; great-grandchildren, Taylor Moody, Matthew Moody, Anna Grace Coomer, Will Presley Coomer and Zach Coomer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Moody; her parents, Richard and Lonie Raines; and a sister, Lorene Burk.
Pallbearers will be Richard Stephens, Ronnie Stephens, Shane Turk, Mike Childers, Tommy Hall, Gary Kidd, Rex Moody and Terry Burk. Honorary pallbearers will be Cotton Harrison, Laymon Graham, Greg Hall and Wimp Swords.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday.
Bernice Anderson
ASHLAND – Bernice Anderson, 46, died at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley.
Manfread Wax
AMORY – Manfread Lee Wax, 75, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Mildred Briggs
MEMPHIS – Mildred O. Wright Briggs, 93, died Monday, May 14, 2012, in Paris, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Martha Reed
BATESVILLE – Martha Louise Beard Reed, 61, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery at Pope.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Panola County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1756, Batesville, MS 38606.