Obituaries May 22, 2009

Raphael Beal
AMORY – Raphael Beal, 71, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Mary Scott
BOONEVILLE – Mary Corbin Scott, 90, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at the Landmark Nursing Facility in Booneville. She was born Feb. 16, 1919. She was a retired employee of Baldwyn Hospital and a nurse’s aide for North Mississippi Medical Center. She was an active member of East Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church until her health failed. She enjoyed quilting, her flowers and going out to eat with her friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Rex Bullock and Bro. Randy Estes officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Beasley (Harold) and Gloria Johnson of Booneville; one son, Jimmy Scott (Pauline) of Baldwyn; six grandchildren, Ray Scott (Wendy), Stan Scott (Tami), Laura Beasley, Mandy Johnson (Gary), Leigh Hood (Wade) and Wayne Johnson; eight great-grandchildren, Jon Andy Scott, Jake Scott, Corbin Scott, Jeni Kate Scott, Hunter Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Andrew Michael and Abby Hood; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Corbin Thornton; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Andrew “Brownie” Scott; her parents, Pete and Ida Ellis Corbin; two sisters, Estella Glover and Inez Prather; three brothers, Houston Corbin, Gene Corbin and Randall Corbin; and two stepsisters, Hattie Jumper Morris and Julia Jumper Brinkley.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Wayne Johnson, Wade Hood, Gary Johnson, Ray Scott and Stan Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren, Jon Andy Scott, Jake Scott, Corbin Scott, Jeni Kate Scott, Hunter Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Abby Hood and Andrew Michael.
Ellis Richardson
SOUTHAVEN – Ellis Murry Richardson, 85, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Southaven. He retired in 1970 from General Motors and opened up his own business, Tupelo Industrial Air. He was a Baptist. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Alabama in the South Pacific during World War II.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Bro. Doc Shelton will officiate, and Ronnie Richardson will deliver a eulogy. Burial will be in Lowry Cemetery in Ripley.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Lee Richardson of Southaven; two daughters, Pat Alexander (Eddie) of Guntown and Donna McLeod (Lloyd) of Olive Branch; one son, Danny Murry Richardson of Southaven; one sister, Frances Street of Ripley; one brother, John A. Richardson (Vivian) of Dumasj; four grandchildren, Christie Gravatt (Dewayne) of Nesbit, Lisa King (Johnathan) of Saltillo, Jason Scallorn of Hernando and Kevin Scallorn of Southaven; 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Adam and Ollie blythe Richardson; and two sisters and five brothers.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Anne Cole Gardner
NEW ALBANY – Anne Cole Gardner, 87, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany following a brief illness. A native of Booneville, she was born Dec. 15, 1921, to Myles Edgar Carpenter and Willie Harris Brewer Carpenter. She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class in 1939. She attended Belhaven College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1943 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. In 1944 she married Tom Hunt Cole and moved to New Albany. She was a lifelong resident of that city and an active participant in its civic, cultural and business activities. In 1958, she began a career as a field representative and agent for New York Life in New Albany and across Northeast Mississippi. She was the recipient of numerous awards and recognition during her active career, and in 2008, at age 86, she was honored by New York Life for her 50 years of service. In 1972, she married Hubert Gardner; he died in 1991. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, where she served on the local administrative board. She was an active supporter of the Union County Friends of the Library, the Regional Rehabilitation Center in Tupelo and Camp SonShine. She was a past member of the Union County Library Board and a member of the Junta Club and New Century Club. A kind soul, she lived a life devoted to her daughter, and was the inspiration and guiding force for her son, and a proud grandmother. An avid reader, she loved opera.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church in New Albany. A graveside service and burial will follow at the Booneville Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Caroline Cage Cole of New Albany; a son, Tom Hunt Cole Jr. (Melissa McBee Cole) of Jackson; granddaughters, Anne Fisher Cole and Laura Jane Cole of Jackson; first cousins, William Brewer, Kathryn Brewer Black, Rebecca Norsworthy, Hugh Middleton, John Brewer, Billy Webster and Nancy Brewer; stepchildren Joyce Gardner, David Gardner and Paul J. Gardner; and devoted helpers, Ella Louise Brown and Betty Parkes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at Wesley Hall at the church and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Union County Friends of the Library; to the Regional Rehabilitation Center in Tupelo; or to a special charity of one’s choice.
Nellie Hargett
NETTLETON – Nellie Mae Hargett, 73, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at her home after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Dr. William O’Neal
BOONEVILLE – Dr. William L. O’Neal, 73, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
David Sheffield
BALLARDSVILLE – David Anthony Sheffield, 44, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Monroe County. He was born July 26, 1964, in Lee County. He had worked as an investigator for the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department and the Lee-Itawamba County Narcotics Unit, and he was a member of the Itawamba County Dive Team. He was an active board member of the Mississippi Bail Bond Association and the owner of Acor Bail Bonds. He was a Baptist and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed Scuba diver instruction, coaching Little League baseball, riding his Harley, fishing, dove hunting and playing his guitar.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Bro. Gary O’Neal and Bro. Bill Payne will officiate, and Leon Hayes will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Sheffield of Ballardsville; four sons, Isaac, Cody, Kyle and Trae, all of the home; his mother, Evelyn Sheffield McDuffie of Ballardsville; one brother, Billy Sheffield of Ballardsville; and two sisters, Debbie Russell of Calhoun City and Melinda Halbert of Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy S. Sheffield Sr., and his stepfather, Joe Buntin.
Pallbearers will be Chris Loden, Tad Tucker, Drew Bayer, Chris Wagster, Tim Kimbell, Russ Gordon, Tim Lewis and Tony Beam. Honorary pallbearers will be the Itawamba and Lee County Sheriff and Police Departments; the Itawamba-Lee Narcotics Unit; the board members of the Mississippi Bail Bond Association; and Reese Robinson, Chris Pannell, Charles Justice and Leon Hayes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Tommy Morris
PONTOTOC – Tommy Morris, 68, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his home. He was born July 26, 1940, to Loyce and Thersia Tutor Morris. A courageous man, he fought an incredible illness for years. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, but above all, a Christian.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Fred Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol Terry Morris; one daughter, Tina (Sammy) Williams; two sons, Ricky (Lynne) Morris and Joey (Debra) Morris, all of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, Nick (April) Allred, Chad (Shannon) Morris, Jayna (Derrick) Walls, Elaina Hight, Derek Morris and Samantha (Nathan) Morphis; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Bobby (T.R.) Sledge of Tennessee; two brothers, Woody (Vera) Morris and Junior (Barbara) Morris. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Travis and Billy Morris; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday.
Alva Powell
HOPEWELL – Alva Hines Powell, 96, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at her home in the Hopewell community near Walnut. She was born Dec. 17, 1912, in the Hopewell community to Frank Leslie and Ammie Daniel Hines. She spent most of her life as a professional educator in Benton, Tippah and Tate counties, retiring from Marshall County Schools in the 1970s.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Nyle Spaulding will officiate, and Bro. Richie Lockhart and Rev. Wayne Campbell will assist. Burial will be in Hopewell Community Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, June Powell, M.D., of Chalybeate, Linda Spaulding (Nyle) of Hopewell and Christine Allen (Adrian) of Clinton; a foster daughter, Patricia McHann Tyus of North Carolina; one brother Curtis Hines (Marjorie) of Hopewell; two sisters, Edith H. Martin (Joe) and Ruth Cook of Ripley; seven grandchildren, Charles Boswell (Sara) of Tampa, Fla., William Drewry Boswell (Candice) of Terrell, Texas, Bryan Spaulding (Jan) of Tampa, Fla., Barbara Spaulding Clark (John) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Manassa Regina Alva Ammie Vivirski of Hopewell, Loryn Davis of Hattiesburg and Alix Williams (Charles) of Jackson; nine great-grandchildren, Gibson and Riley Boswell, Fender Boswell, Lynn and Lory Spaulding, Krysten and Sean Clark, and Cameron and Graham Williams; a host of nieces and nephews; her caregivers, Cindy Walker of Hamilton, and Wanda Carper and Melissa McKewen of Corinth. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William Guy Powell; her parents; a sister, Earlyne Hines Burton; and a brother, Daniel Hines.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Frank Leslie Hines II, Frank Leslie Hines III, Tamlin Hines, Jeffery Skinner, David Hines Cook, Joe Hines Martin, Barry Cook, Brad Campbell and Brett Campbell.
Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1351 Saulsbury Road, Walnut, MS 38683.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Joe Greer
NEW ALBANY – Joseph Henry “Joe” Greer, 80, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 19, 1928, in Keownville to John Frank greer and Pearl Ann Quinn Greer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Crossroads Apostolic Church. He loved his church and church family, and was well known in many area churches for his singing. He lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. David Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty Ann Self of Enterprise, Rhonda Pearl Pannell (Mike) of Enterprise, Johnnie Faye Vanstory (fiancampé, Robert Whaley) of Mantachie and Sherry O’Connell (James() of Endville; three sons Danny Joe Greer of Pinedale, Terry Wayne Greer (Shelia) of Keownville and Billy George Greer of Oxford; 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Ann Windham. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jessie Faye Thomas Gates Greer; daughter, Vickie Lynn Greer; daughter-in-law, Patricia Greer; and four brothers, Roy Greer, George Greer, Russell Greer and Wayne Greer.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Mildred Wiginton
HALEYVILLE, Ala. – Mildred Wiginton, 79, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Ala. Burial will be in Bexar Cemetery.
Frances Wiseman
NEW ALBANY – Frances Pauline Wiseman, 95, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Shirley Shook
BOONEVILLE – Shirley Lindsey Shook, 64, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
James Trice
SHANNON – James Trice died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Henry Robinson
BYHALIA – Henry Drayton Robinson, 75, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at his home in Byhalia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salt amp& Light Ministries Headquarters in Lamar. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Smith Lockett Jr.
MT. PLEASANT – Smith Lockett Jr., 71, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at his home. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ and a retired auto mechanic for David Gossett Auto Mechanic. He was known as “Lil Smith,” “Curley Top” and “Man” by family and friends.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at H.W. Byers High School Auditorium in Holly Springs. Bro. Gary B. Young will officiate. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Earline Richardson of Aurora, Ill., Lucile Nugent of Mt. Pleasant and Jannie Crawford of Holly Springs; a son, Smith Lockett III of Mt. Pleasant; 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; a sister, Lena Mae Allen of Collierville, Tenn.; three brothers, Felix Larkett of Memphis, Hurbert Lockett of Red Banks and Mel Lockett of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jane Johnson Lockett, and three children, James Lockett, Gracie Lockett and Matry Lockett.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family time from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Visitation will continue from 2 to 2:55 p.m. Saturday at the high school.
Durwood House
HAMILTON – Durwood House, 73, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Aurora Australis Lodge in Columbus. He was born Aug. 7, 1935, in Hamilton to Leonard House and Lelia Easter House. A lifelong resident of Hamilton, he was co-owner of Durwood’s Grocery. He was a member and deacon of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Center Hill Baptist Church with grandson, Mason Welch, and Bro. Terry Edwards, officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Maxie House of Hamilton; three daughters, Charlotte Wilson (Larry), Sonya Cockerham (Tracey) and Mechelle Welch (Danny), all of Hamilton; two sons, Randy House (Alisa) of Shreveport, La., and Allen House of Hamilton; one sister, Alza Blair of Northport, Ala.; two brothers, Herbert House of Tyler, Texas, and Richard House of Manchester, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three grandchildren, Crystal Smith, Kristopher House and Wesley House; and two brothers, Durley House and Bill House.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Vivian Roberts
ATHENS – Vivian Jenell Miller Roberts, 79, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Monroe County to Robert Lee Miller and Beatrice Jones Miller. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Methodist Church. She was a trustee and treasurer for Beeks Cemetery Committee for 35 years. She was a news reporter for the Aberdeen Examiner and the Amory Advertiser for more than 50 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Tom Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in Beeks Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Roberts Peden (Milton) of Aberdeen; one sister, Jean Renfro (Thomas) of Greenwood Springs; two grandchildren, Michele Kearce and Milton Peden Jr.; one great-grandchild, Faith Kearce. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, H.D. “Herbert” Roberts; a daughter, Flora Yvonne Roberts; a sister, Mildred Smith; and a brother, Robert Gordon Miller.
Pallbearers will be Keith Kearce, Jerry Roberts, Joe Peden, Edwin Smith, Denton Roberts and Larry Williams.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sulue Baker
AMORY – Sulue Baker, 99, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was a lifetime member of New Prospect M.B. Church in Nettleton, a member of the choir and a missionary. She completed high school in Okolona and two years of Okolona Junior College (Industrial). She was a homemaker, and a member of the Senior Citizens and Sewing Club at the West Amory Community Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Prospect M.B. Church in Nettleton with the Rev. George Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the New Prospect Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Bobby Baker of Amory; four daughters, Rena Mae Strong of Chattanooga, Tenn., Lorene McIntosh and Jewel Haynes-Jamieson of Kansas City, Mo., and Flora White of Lambert; 28 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Baker; her father, Robert Gladney; her mother, Mary Adams Baker; one brother, Thomas Gladney; and four sisters, Clara Griffin, Susie Berry, Lucille Bradford and Atleaner Gilleylen.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today.
Audrey Jaudon
CORINTH – Audrey Huggins Jaudon, 89, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Mae Sue Pannell
TUPELO – Mae Sue Pannell died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Sherman to Manning and Elvira Lee. She married Cleophes Pannell on Dec. 25, 1938. She was a faithful member of New Lebanon M.B. Church. She worked for Vend Foods for many years until retirement.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Springhill District Building in Tupelo with the Rev. Billy D. Rainey officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Tupelo. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty (Howard) Monroe of Saltillo, Dorothy (Ozzie) Penn of Cleveland, Ohio, Delois (Sylvester) Thomas of Tupelo and Bertha Pannell of Belden; two sons, Author (Eloise) Pannell of Dorsey and James Pannell; daughter-in-law, Ada Pannell of Belden; 33 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Newson of Chicago and Rehma Kemp of Red Hill; one brother, Curtis Lee of Chicago; four sisters-in-law, Bernice Ellis of Tupelo, Theressa Tapp of Saltillo, Anita Lee of Cleveland and Betty Lee of Memphis; one brother-in-law, Johnny Pannell of Chesterville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour before service time at church.
Sign the guestbook at www.nljonesandson.com.
Billy J. Rucker
TUPELO – Billy J. Rucker, 79, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
John Sargent
OKOLONA – John Gaither “Son” Sargent died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1933, to Zettie Sargent Jackson. He was reared by his grandparents, the late David and Mattie Sargent. He took care and responsibility for the family’s farm, and he retired from the Federal Warehouse Compress and Rose Hill Manufacturing Co. in Okolona. A loving and caring individual, he gave his life to Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church in Okolona with the Rev. William Givhan officiating. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two brothers, Victor James Jackson and Marco Jackson of Chicago; two nieces, Victoria Lockhart and Killian Jackson; three nephews, Victor Lamont Jackson, Marco Rambus Jackson Jr. and Marlon Rambus Jackson; five special cousins and caregivers, Sarah (Watsie) Jenkins, Elizabeth (Charley) Jenkins, Eddie (Judy) Moore Jr., Zettie Johnson and Teresa Price; a host of cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a cousin, Mattie Ford.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.
Thelma Carson
BREWER – Thelma E. “Granny Polly” Carson, 96, died Wednesday, May 21, 2009, at the Shearer- Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona. A Lee County native, she was born Dec. 19, 1912, to John Thomas and Ethel Russell Bowles. For most of her life she lived in the Brewer community. Early in her life, she enjoyed farming with her husband. After working for a while at Delta Trouser in Okolona, she went on to work for the North Mississippi Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit, where she retired. She then did private nursing for many years since she loved taking care of people. The hymn “A Beautiful Life” was her favorite song.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Sean Tutor and the Rev. William E. “Bill” Harrison officiating. Burial will in the Old Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Doris Sue Jolly of Okolona, Jackie Boggan of Pearl and Tensie Carnathan (David) of Brewer; a host of grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lindsey E. Carson; one daughter, Annie M. Carson; and one son, Thomas S. Carson.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Burrow, Clay Mask, Joey McFarling, Jon McFarling, Ben Robbins and Keith Wiseman.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Maenette Baggett
HOUSTON – Maenette Nabors Baggett, 89, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at her home in Houston. She was born July 11, 1919 in Houston. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Paul Childress officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann King of Pensacola, Fla.; one grandson, David King of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Inez Vanlandingham (Leland Foster) of Houston and Kathryn Tanner (Bill) of Jackson; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Nabors of Trebloc. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vilas Kincaid Baggett; two daughters, Teresa and Kathy Baggett; her parents, Louis Braxton Nabors and Nellie Lee Porter Nabors; and one brother, T.J. Nabors
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Martha McClendon
OKOLONA – Martha “Sug” McClendon, 67, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was the daughter of the late Fettie Moore and Addine Ware Judd. She attended Mt. Moriah School in Okolona and was a member of Jolly Chapel M.B. Church. She enjoyed cooking, eating and sitting on the porch.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jolly Chapel M.B. Church in Okolona. The Rev. Chester McNairy will officiate. Burial will be in Okolona Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six daughters, Glender (Greg) Payne of Verona, Brenda Swing, Mary Ellis and Renae (Gerald) Coggins, all of Okolona, Gaynell McClendon of Shannon and Sheila (Tyrone) Collins of Tupelo; one son, Waver C. McClendon Jr. of Okolona; four sisters, Margie (John) Townsend of Okolona, Rena (Riley) Wallace of Van Vleet, Georgianna Harvey and Linda (Kerry) Edwards of Verona; one brother, Obbie Moore of Okolona; a grandson raised as a son, Chris Buchanan; 20 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Tim Buchanan; two sisters, Mary Lee Parker and Lillie “Sis” Stanfield; and a great granddaughter, Brittany Ellis.
Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Sunrise Church of God of Prophecy in Okolona.
Virginia Parker
VERONA – Virginia Parker, 76, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept, 19, 1932, in Fett, Ala., to Hollis and Ida Mae Perkins. She was a housewife and was employed by a nursing home in Illinois prior to moving to Verona. She attended East Heights Baptist Church. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bradley Bagwell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include three daughters, Patty (Joe) Benavides of Clute, Texas, Candess Hylton of Coeburn, Va., and Brenda Stinebuck of Hot Springs, Ark.; one son, Steve Parker of Verona; two sisters, Margaret Free of Tupelo and Florence Ann Wilson of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter (Buddy) Parker; and one son, Mike.
Pallbearers will be Chucky Free, Andrew Lee, Anthony Lee, Tyler Sweeney, Timmy Osborne and Joel Benavides.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today. For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Huston Bryant
BOONEVILLE – Huston Bryant, 78, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Quincy Duffy
TUPELO – Quincy Duffy died Friday, May 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 20, 1979, to Teresa Duffy. He joined North Green Street Church of Christ at an early age. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1997.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Green Street Church of Christ in Tupelo with Bro. Daniel McCollum officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Ja’meia Copeland, and her mother, Keshia Copeland, of Tupelo; his mother, Teresa Duffy of Tupelo; two brothers, Kelsey (Shawanna) Duffy of Southaven and Corey (Shorell) Duffy of Tupelo; grandmother, Barbara Duffy of Tupelo. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James E. Duffy Sr.; and his great-grandparents, Cliff and Evelyn Ashby.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.
Audra Rinehart
CORINTH – Audra Faye Ballard Rinehart, 78, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Hinkle Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to service time today.
Marjorie McGlohn
WEST POINT – Mary Marjorie McInnis McGlohn, 85, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. She was born on Nov. 16, 1923, in Swainsboro, Ga., to Daniel McInnis and Mary Sue McLemore. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in West Point, and a member of First United Methodist Women, Marcella Joiner Circle and Wesley Wasson Sunday School Class.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Bishop officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Survivors include her son, Robert Russell McGlohn (Marcia) of Birmingham, Ala.; three daughters, Mary Carr Ecklund (Robert) of Manhatten, Kan., Elizabeth Neil McGlohn of West Point and Marjorie Sue Mietzner (Tim) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; six grandchildren, Amelia Hannigan (Myron) of Lawrence, Kan., Keith Ecklund (Hilary) of Washougal, Wash., Emily McGlohn of Charlottesville, Va., Robyn McGlohn of Huntsville, Ala., Charles Mietzner and Daniel Mietzner, both of Pittsburgh; a great-grandchild, Carly Anne Ecklund of Washougal, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lee McGlohn.
Pallbearers will be Bucky Kellogg, Bob Wyman, Eugene Bailey, Myron Hannigan, Keith Ecklund and Charles Mietzner. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Edmund Miller, and members of the Wesley Wasson Sunday School Class and Marcella Joiner Circle.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 293, West Point, MS 39773 or charity of doner’s choice.
Josephine Pittman
RED BANKS – Josephine Glover Pittman, 63, formerly of Tupelo, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home-Main Chapel in Somerville, Tenn.

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