Obituaries May 20, 2010

Callie Gentry
BLUE SPRINGS – Callie Mae McGregor Gentry, 79, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Union County to the late Jonathan David and Nancy Williamson McGregor. She and her late husband, Charles W. Gentry, owned and operated Tri-County Grocery for many years. She was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Blue Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Neal Davis, the Rev. David Westmoreland and the Rev. Keith Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Rita Gentry; two sons, Mike Gentry (Vicki) and Wayne Gentry (Vickie), all of Blue Springs; two sisters, Jane Witt of Blue Springs and Juanita Williams of Sherman; four grandchildren, Jeremy, Will, Kenneth and Samantha; six great-grandchildren, Katie, Charlie, Dakota, Ada, Dagen and Dalton.
Pallbearers will be Will Gentry, Jeremy Gentry, Kenneth Gentry, Jimmy Gentry, Bill Williams, Doug Tate, Jackie Hill and Wayne Musgrove. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Wiley, Lamar Pannell, Steve Clayton and Thomas Ledbetter.

Juanita Vaughn
MERIDIAN – Juanita Ferguson Vaughn, 84, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Infinity Hospice. A native of Aberdeen, where she grew up, she was the daughter of James Aubrey and Flora Ferguson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Northeast Homemakers Club. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Marion, the church choir and the WMU.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Justin Knight officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Gayle Threatt and her husband, Victor, of Meridian, Janice Vaughn of Meridian, James Michael (Mike) Vaughn and his wife, Nina; her grandchildren, Claire Threatt of Plano, Texas, Vaughn and Callie Threatt of Meridian, Patrick Threatt of Cincinnati, Ohio, Bonnie Smith of Meridian, Troy and Jayme Smith of Meridian, Jason Vaughn of Baltimore, Md., and Shannon Brooks of Savannah, Ga.; her great-grandchildren, Sierra and Sabra Brooks; two brothers, Leon Ferguson and his wife, Joan, of Hernando, and Bob Ferguson and his wife, Musa, of Aberdeen; two sisters, Doris Gill and her husband, Ed, of Birmingham, Ala., and Frances Lippe of Las Vegas, Nev.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mertis R. “Pete” Vaughn; her parents; and a brother, James Carl Ferguson.
Pallbearers will be Russ Ferguson, John Ferguson, David Gressett, Austin Bishop, Kelly Vaughn and Chad Vaughn.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
The family request memorials be made to Marion First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Family and friends may sign online guestbook at www.robertbarhamffh.com.

Lillie Nabors
OKOLONA – Lillie Nabors died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Robbie Dunn
OXFORD – Robbie Dunn, 54, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
Shirley Wallace
ABERDEEN – Shirley Ann Wallace, 74, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born Dec. 13, 1935, to Louis Brown Wallace and Mary Louise Meaders Wallace in Columbia. She lived in Aberdeen since April 2001. She graduated from Laurel High School and Baylor College in Waco, Texas. She was a teacher at several colleges. She was a Communicant of St. John Episcopal Church in Laurel.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. David Harrell officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Laurel.
Survivors include one niece, Sandi Ervin of Aberdeen; one nephew, Kenneth W. Tisdale Sr. and wife, Pam, of Aberdeen; a brother-in-law, William M. Tisdale of Aberdeen; two great-nieces and two great-nephews; one great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ethel Merle Horton and Mary Wallace Tisdale.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Sign the register and leave condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Wilma Robertson
ABERDEEN – Wilma Miriam Gordon Robertson, 90, a longtime resident of the Athens community, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at PressiCare Personal Care Home in Aberdeen. She was born on Feb. 8, 1920, to Jessie Benton Gordon and Prudy Ozema Moreland Gordon in Monroe County.
She was a member of Athens Baptist Church. She was an excellent seamstress and employed by several area garment factories before her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking and especially friends and co-workers.
Loving known as “Grandma Pete” by her grandchildren, she was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her friends, family, Pressicare Personal Care Home and Unity Hospice staff.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Athens Baptist Church with Dr. Roy McHenry and Bro. Stephen Ford officiating. Burial will be in Durrett Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the services.
Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Robertson Allen of Panama City Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, Sheryl Allen Carter, Andy Allen and Senior MSGT. Aaron Allen; seven great-grandchildren, Kayla Carter, Caroline Carter, Cameron Allen, Michael Allen, Andrea Allen, Amy Allen and Jeremy Allen.
She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 40 years, Perry Owen “Pete” Robertson; all her brothers and sisters, including twin brother, Wilber Milton “Bill” Gordon, and Velda Louise Howell, Margaret Elizabeth Rye, Jessye Belle Moss and C.C. “Buck” Gordon.
Memorials may be made to Athens Baptist Church or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 107, Aberdeen, MS 39730, for their Bible ministry.
To sign the register and leave condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Louise Gullick
NEW ALBANY – Louise Brewer Gullick, 90, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born May 6, 1920, in Benton County to John and Virgie Lee Howard Brewer. She enjoyed flowers and quilting, and she loved her dogs and cats. She had worked at Mohasco. She was a member of West Tallahatchie Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Rev. Marty Merritt and Rev. Don Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Jarvis of New Albany and Oma Pannell of Ecru; two sons, Clyde Gullick Jr. (Wendell) of Myrtle and William Gullick (Diane) of Seattle, Wash.; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Gullick Sr.; her parents; three brothers; and one granddaughter.
Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

James Emerson
BELMONT – James Emerson, 71, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Darlington Oaks in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.

Bobbie Coggin
NETTLETON – Bobbie Jean Coggin, 76, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Oak Tree Plantation in Amory after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.

Jesse Brown
PONTOTOC – Jesse Oliver Brown died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Cape Fear Valley Health Services in Fayetteville, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Jewell Moore
BOONEVILLE – Jewell Dean Moore, 73, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Chester, Ga., to John and Marty Garnto Thomas. She was a retired factory worker, and she was a member of Pleasant Hill Independent Church of God. She enjoyed gardening, canning, singing and playing the guitar. She loved her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ken Kitchens and Bro. Keith Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Moore, whom she married June 6, 1958; four sons, David Moore of Booneville, Billy Moore of Baldwyn, Danny Moore (Angie) of Walnut and Junior Moore (Amy) of Booneville; three daughters, Glenda Wright (Tommy) of Booneville, Nelda Taylor (Phillip) of Marietta, and Dianne King (Don) of Booneville; a sister, Lula Fields of Rentz, Ga.; grandchildren, Kevin and Shea Wright of Birmingham, Ala., Cheryl and Jason Malone of Fayetteville, N.C., Bradley Taylor and Lindsay Taylor, both of Marietta, Amber Moore of Barstow, Calif., Lesleigh Moore of Barstow, Calif., Chasity Moore and Kimberly Moore, both of Baldwyn, Kyle Brock and Deavon Moore, both of Walnut, Casey Thompson, Brent Thompson, Lasey Thompson, Kelsey Moore, Makayla Moore and Jessica Prater, all of Booneville, and Briuana Walker of Zwolle, La.; great-grandchildren, Hanna, Breanna and Isaac Malone of Fayetteville, N.C.. Marleigh and Madalynn Moore of Barstow, Calif., and Landon Thompson of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James Thomas; a grandson, Joshua Moore; and a brother-in-law, Henry Fields.
Pallbearers are her grandsons and her nephews.

Marie McComb
PONTOTOC – Mary Marie McComb, 68, formerly of Okolona, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at her home. She was born March 22, 1942, to James (Dodd) and Ozie Mae Cruse in Okolona. She was a former executive director of the Okolona Housing Authority. She married Robert McComb on Sept. 4, 1960. She attended the Church of Christ on Hwy. 15 Bypass in Pontotoc.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Gatlin Street Church of Christ in Okolona. Robert Kingsley, Troy McNutt and Robert Rawson will officiate. Burial will be in East Chickasaw Memorial Garden in Okolona. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Robert McComb; two sons, Robert McComb Jr. (Andrea) of Leesburg, Fla., and James E. McComb (Janet) of Mantachie; one sister, Janie (Glen) May of Okolona; three grandsons, Robert Andrew McComb, Cassidy Ryan McComb and Anthony McComb; three granddaughters, Maranda Nichole McComb, Emily Vineyard and Megan Vineyard; one great-granddaughter, Christina McComb; two very special friends, Pete and Kay Worthey.
She was preceded in death by her father, James (Dodd) Cruse; her mother, Ozie Mae Cruse; and a brother, James Cruse Jr.
Pallbearers will be Pete Worthey, Gerald Worthey, Danny Rogers, Doyce Britt, Shane May and Jerry Hall.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Gatlin Street Church of Christ in Okolona.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ at Hwy. 15 Bypass in Pontotoc or Gatlin Street Church of Christ in Okolona.

James Pickens
HOUSTON – James Pickens, 77, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at the Care Center of Aberdeen.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Church in Houston. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home of Grenada is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Johnny Young
BOONEVILLE – Johnny Will Young, 61, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at his residence. He was born Jan. 16, 1949, to the late Elmer and Annie Ruth Young in Prentiss County. He was a member of the Burning Bush Church of God in Christ in Booneville. He was head deacon and lay minister of the church. He worked for 21 years at Lane Furniture. He enjoyed during landscaping work.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at TV 53 in Booneville with Rev. Jermiah Penro officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Young of Booneville; five daughters, Angela (Lester) Jacob, LoRenda Young, LaToya (Fred) Middlebrooks and Kizzy Young, all of Booneville, and Linda (Chris) Wilson of Ripley; three sons, Chris (Melissa) Young, Phillip (Amy) Young and Seth Young, all of Booneville; five sisters, Stella (Howard) Gaston and Rosie (James) Triplett, both of Booneville, Brenda (Myron) Penro, Annie (Elder Jermiah) Penro, and Jennifer ( Maurice) Judon, all of Tupelo; four brothers, Elmer Earl Young, Charlie (Claudia) Young and Bobby Young, all of Booneville, and David (Donna) Young of Tupelo; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.agnewandsons.com.

Nina Hardy
GUNTOWN – Nina Hopkins Hardy, 80, of the Friendship community died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a retired employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing and a faithful member of the Friendship Baptist Church. She enjoyed antiques, yard sales and quilting. She owned and operated “Second Time Around” store in Guntown, one of the area’s first consignment stores. She enjoyed her volunteer work at the Baldwyn Nursing Home and the Sanctuary Hospice House.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn. Private services will be held at a later date with burial in the Friendship Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Gerald Hardy of the Friendship community; a daughter, Jacquelyn Hopkins Estes (John Alan) of Plantersville; one son, Frankie Hopkins (Lidy) of Saltillo; sisters, Peggy Sutton of Eggville, Shirley Dye and Sue Chishm of the Auburn community; a brother, Richard Roper of Unity community; grandchildren, Misty (Robert) Welch, Heath (Lisa) Strickland, Sonya (Brent) Gholston and Lance Rayburn; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Strickland; extended family, Andy, Krista, Aliza and Larkin Estes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo or the Friendship Baptist Church.

Jack Brown
AMORY – Jack Arvil Brown, 71, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at his home. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was born Dec. 22, 1938, to Jessie Audis and Geneva Mae Cantrell Brown. He married Glenda Hester in 1961. Before his retirement, he worked for the BNSF Railroad. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed fishing, camping and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Cason Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Jim Manley and Bro. Shane Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Hester Brown of Amory; three sons, Mark Brown of Amory, Darrin Brown and wife, Gayle, of Amory, and Bart Brown and wife, Kristy, of Amory; one brother, Jerry Brown of West Point; one sister, Betty Holland and husband, Charley, of Aberdeen; eight grandchildren, Eric Sanders, Brittany Brown, Jack Brown, Emma Brown, Garret Brown, Brandy Magellon, Terilyn Brown and Niki Brown; and five great-grandchildren, Blake Hester, Bryson Lewis, Breanna Odom, Alex Magellon and Jackson King.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jimmy Brown; one sister, Beth Flurry; and a grandson, Nick Brown.
Pallbearers will be Noland Hester, Hershel Hood, Danny Hester, Dudley Hester, Jeremy Hester, Eric Sanders, Jack B. Brown and Charley Holland. Honorary pallbearers will be Garret Brown, Brent Swan, Keith Flurry, Scott Flurry, Doyle Brown and friends from Burlington Northern Railroad.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Robert J. Waldrop
HOLLY SPRINGS – Robert J. Waldrop, 67, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Palestine M.B. Church in Blue Mountain. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. today and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Billy Farr
TUPELO – Theodore “Billy” Farr, 54, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. A native of Pontotoc County, he was the son of Roosevelt and Hazel Sandlin Farr. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Pontotoc. He first worked as a logger and then as a truck driver for many years.
Services will be at noon Friday at McDonald United Methodist Church. The Rev. George Pulliam will officiate. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery in Pontotoc. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Farr of Tupelo; one stepdaughter, Tramaine Owens of Tupelo; one stepson, Tracy (Jawonna) Owens of Chicago; five sisters, Helen (Anthony) Black of Indianapolis, Ind., Farrie Armstrong and Marilyn (Charles) Foote, both of Pontotoc, Lillie (David) Hilliard of Ecru and Mary (Holland) Ingram of New Albany; seven brothers, William (Hattie) Farr of Tupelo, Kenneth Farr of Pontotoc, James (Alicia) Farr of Nettleton, Kevin (Alda) White, Davis White, Rev. Michael White, Terry (Cassandra) White, all of New Albany; two sisters-in-law, Vera Farr of New Albany and Margaret Sells of East Orange, N.J.; one brother-in-law, Al Sanders of Indianapolis; three aunts, Lucille Duke and Keteria Farr of Pontotoc and Marlene Farr of Racine, Wis.; two stepgranddaughter; two special friends, Arlee Owens and Andrew Foster of Tupelo; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Condolences may be left at www.kennethrobersonfuneralhome.com.

Billy McCoy
AMORY – Billy Ray McCoy, 78, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born May 9, 1932, in Calhoun County, he was the son of the late Author McCoy and Florence Loraine Clark Stroup. Before his retirement, he was a self-employed cabinet maker. An avid horseman and fisherman, he was a devoted family man.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Minister Fred Webb officiating. Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at the Woodland Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Ray McCoy of Starkville and Mitchell Andrew McCoy of Thaxton; two daughters, Marsha Ann McIntyre of Hattiesburg and Mona Ruth McCoy of Hatley; one brother, Robert Stroup of Aberdeen; four sisters, Barbara Graham of Woodland, Loraine Pate of Woodland, Ruth Lovan of Amory and Ruth Orr or North Carolina; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chase McCoy, Drew McCoy, Ben Barrett, Bo Barrett, Lee Graham and Chris Graham.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Opal Allday
HEBRON, Ind. – Edna Opal Allday, 89, formerly of Calhoun City, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Valparaiso, Ind. She was born May 4, 1921, in Slate Springs. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Slate Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Spratlin officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery in Slate Springs.
Survivors include two sons, Gilbert Wayne Allday of Hebron, Ind., and Jerry Nelson Allday of Derby, Ky.; one sister, Martha Richardson of Clinton; three brothers, Dr. Travis Lunceford of Germantown, Tenn., James Lunceford of Covington, Tenn., and Joe Lunceford of Georgetown, Ky.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Allday, and her parents, Rev. Elbert Lunceford and Clara West Lunceford.
Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Kenneth Liles Jr.
BRUCE – Kenneth Wayne Liles Jr., 27, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Feb. 23, 1983, in Oxford.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memory Memorial Garden in Bruce with the Rev. David Rose officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Kenneth Liles Sr. and Mary Ann Wilder Liles of Bruce; a brother, Brice Liles of Pensacola, Fla.; and a sister, Amanda McCammon of Bruce.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Helen Liles, and Holland Wilder; and a brother, Shane Liles.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Sims, Jordan Cain, Gary Harwell, Zack Sisk, Rylee Sisk and Jamie McCammon.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
William Fleming
KENOSHA, Wis. – William Fleming, 71, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at the United Hospital Systems Kenosha Campus. Born in Booneville on March 8, 1939, he was the son of Gordon and Opal Donahue Fleming. He was a graduate of Thrasher High School in Booneville, and received his accounting degree from Kenosha Technical Institute.
He served in the U.S. Army from October 1961 until he was honorably discharged October 1964. He received the Marksmanship Badge with Rifle Bar. While stationed in Würzburg, Germany, he met his wife, Gerda A. Hörl. They married on Jan 27, 1965, in Cook County, Ill. He was employed at American Motors/Chrysler for over 30 years, retiring from the accounting department in September 1988 due to ill health.
He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church and served his parish as a member of the finance committee. He was a former member of the Kenosha Moose Lodge 286. He was a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved to bowl and play rounds with the AMC golf league. He was a wicked, keen cribbage player and a big Elvis and country music fan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peters Catholic Church in Kenosha, Wis. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home of Kenosha is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife and caregiver, Gerda; his two sons, Steve (Kathy) Fleming and Matthew (Becky) Fleming; his grandchildren, Megan, Jacob and Joseph; his mother, Opal Fleming; and his siblings, Dean (Geri) Fleming, Othalee Fleming, Travis Fleming, Sandra Chandler, Wanda Fleming, Audrey Jackson and Darlene Degraw.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon; and four brothers; Bobby, Cecil, Troy and O’Neil Fleming.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial remembrances may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Kenosha Inc., P.O. Box 643, Kenosha, WI 53141 or St. Peters Catholic Church.

James Ruffin Sr.
COLUMBUS – James W. Ruffin Sr., 83, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Mary Graves
RIPLEY – Mary Louise Graves, 83, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born on May 8, 1927, to the late James and Carrie Pittman Edge. She was a member of Springdale Baptist Church. She was retired from PEP Industries in Ripley. She enjoyed growing flowers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Hamilton and Bro. Stacy McKee officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Benton County.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Joyce Souders of Tok, Alaska, and Diane Williams (Bobby) of Hollister, Mo.; one son, Randy Graves (Dianne) of Ripley; eight grandchildren, Judy, Lisa, Jim, Melissa, Jason, Becky, Bobby and Bryan; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. “G.F” Graves; her parents; two sisters; and five brothers.
Pallbearers will be Jim Grady, Jason Grady, Bobby Graves, Bryan Graves, Randy Lee Sanford, Robert Sanford, Jacob Edge and Heath Hall.
Memorials may be made to Ripley Gideon Camp, c/o Michael Felton, 1041 CR 306, Walnut, MS 38683.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries and sign the online register book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Mavis G. Martin
GUNTOWN – Mavis Glen Bain Martin, 83, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after an extended illness. She was born June 2, 1926, in Selma, Ala., to William Henry Bain and Carrie Irene
Harwell Bain. She retired from Lucky Star Industries and she was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist church.
Services will be today at 3 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Hatcher officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery in Corinth.
Survivors include three daughters, Billie Meeks (Harvey) of Michie, Tenn., Connie Robison (Douglas) of Guntown and Lisa Bryan of Rossville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Wammack (J.C.) of Corinth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Flora Lee Bain.
Visitation will be today two hours prior to service time at the funeral home.

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