By NEMS Daily Journal
MATHISTON – Warren Jackson Easley, 56, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Milligan Springs Cemetery in Montgomery County.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
TUPELO – Hugh Holland Loden, 85, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. He was born April 1, 1927, in Itawamba County to Jasper N. “Jack” Loden and Artice Pearce Loden. He grew up in the Peaceful Valley community and served his country in the U.S. Army in the peacetime era after World War II. He married Glenola Gillespie on Sept. 14, 1944, and they shared 64 years until her death in Sept. 9, 2009. He started his career in the auto industry at Fooks Chevrolet from 1949 to 1957 where he was service manager. In 1957 he became a partner in the Loden and Vinson Garage/Wrecker Service, a Tupelo institution for 36 years. He worked for Advanced Auto Parts for 10 years after retiring. He loved working on cars, watching the grandchildren play ball, watching old movies and Gunsmoke on TV. A patriotic American, lifelong Democrat and outstanding Lee County citizen, he and his wife were longtime active members of the Verona United Methodist Church until their deaths.
A celebration of life service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 3 p.m. service time Wednesday.
Survivors include his son, Mickey Loden (Kay) of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Lee, Luke and Lori Loden, all of Tupelo; one great-granddaughter, Duncan Harper; sister, Jackie Loden Grisham of Memphis; caregiver, Teresa Garmon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Cooley, Tommy Cooley, Eddie Cooley, Herschel Pearce, James Floyd and William Loden. Honorary pallbearers will be his longtime business partner and friend, Alvin Vinson, and all former employees of Loden-Vinson.
Memorials may be made to Verona United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 370, Verona, MS 38879.
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THAXTON – William “Bill” Thomas Self, 91 died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Pontotoc county to Hubert Daniel Self and Josie Sidney Gordon Self. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ at Pinedale. He enjoyed picking the guitar and singing at the court house square. He loved life, singing and music.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Raymond Bishop and the Rev. James Holmes officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Vivian Tackett (Gary) of Thaxton; six sons, Jerry Self (Shirley) of Water Valley, Troy Self (Melissa) of Water Valley, Billy Self (Donna) of Byhalia, George Self (Sue) of Batesville, Bradley Self (Tammy) of Thaxton and David Self (Cindy) of New Albany; two sisters,Mary Graham and Lilly Ashworth, both of Pontotoc; two brothers, Laron Self of Algoma and Lamar Self of Pontotoc; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Loria Geneva Self; one son, James Thomas Self; and two brothers, Aaron Self and Vardie Self.
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Holmes, B.J. Self, Kevin Self , Michael Self , Keith Self, Mike Self, Kenny Self, John Mask, Jason Taylor and Blake Self. The American Legion Post 72 will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In honor of his service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the United States Army flag during his visitation and his service.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
TUPELO – Cordelia “Dell” Rowell Gillis Flynn, 86, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born April 12, 1926, in Douglas, Ga., to Edward Rowell and Dose Pitts Rowell. She worked as ICU secretary at NMMC for more than 18 years before retiring. She enjoyed camping, cooking, gardening, yardwork, fishing and big cookouts with her family, and she was a avid Atlanta Braves fan. She was a member of Old Union Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Billy Langley and Bro. Sammy Hardin officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
She is survived by her daughter, Melva Hardin (Sammy) of Plantersville; three sisters, Reat Mullis (Parker) of Jessup, Ga., Vivian Reed (Bill), and Sue Cofield (John), all of Clermont, Fla.; grandchildren, Angelia Young (Chris Sawyer) of Verona and Sammie Denise Causey (Tim) of Amory; five great-grandchildren, Bailey Young, Austin Causey, Eli Causey, Shawn Sawyer and Derrick Sawyer.
Pallbearers will be Marty Pettit, Mark Harsin, Paul Hardin, Sammy Bethay, Earl Kellum and Hunter Hardin. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudolph Pettit, John Cofield, Bill Reed and Parker Mullis.
Memorials may be made to Old Union Baptist Church, 113 CR 455, Shannon, MS 38868.
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ABERDEEN – Billy Brewer Wilemon, 83, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at his residence in Aberdeen after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 20, 1929, in Fulton to Walter Ewing Wilemon and Fleta Mattox Wilemon. He was married to Frances Crawford Wilemon for 62 years. He graduated from Aberdeen High School and attended Hinds Jr. College and Mississippi State University.
He worked 15 years for his uncles, Marshall and Quinn Mattox, and retired as a special agent from the Mississippi State Tax Commission after over 30 years of service. He was a member and deacon of Aberdeen First Baptist Church, and Deacon Emeritus since 2006. He loved to fly and visit his children. His hobby was woodworking and handcrafting beautiful furniture.
Survivors include his wife Frances; children, Billy Wilemon Jr. (Anabess) of Aberdeen, Georgia Wilemon Forrester (David) of Baton Rouge, Sandy Tate (Shep) of Memphis; five grandchildren, Michael Wilemon (Jennifer), Tyler Wilemon (Whitney), Brent Wilemon, Cody Mayer (Ashley), Teddy Mayer; six stepgrandchildren, Will Forrester, Raina Johnson, Letty DiGiulio, Ariel DiGiulio, Drew Pruett, Leanna Smith; seven great-grandchildren, Camden Wilemon, Hudson Wilemon, Grayson Wilemon, Colin Smith, Keely Harrigan, Aldyn Johnson, Skylar Johnson; brother-in-law, George Crawford Jr.; sisters-in-law, Sarah Katherine Wilemon, Ruth Crawford and Shelloy Crawford.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Walter Ferrell Wilemon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today with the funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Pallbearers are Mike Wilemon, Tyler Wilemon, Brent Wilemon, Cody Mayer, George Crawford III and Chester Patterson. Honorary pallbearers are members of his Sunday School Class and the deacons of First Baptist Church, Dr. Weston Fisher, Jack Jetton, Walt Flicker, Randy Nichols, Steve Ashton, Dan Underwood, and nephews Tommy Wilemon, Bentley Crawford, Dudley Crawford, and Tim Crawford.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, Aberdeen, or the Aberdeen Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 784, Aberdeen, MS.
OXFORD – Brenda Joyce Kaschafsky Sessions, 56, died Saturday, March 19, 2012, at Enid Lake in Yalobusha County.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to service time Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Tribute Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
MIDDLETON, Tenn. – Purvis Wayne McAfee, 74, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Bolivar General Hospital in Bolivar, Tenn. He was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Tippah County to Noel Hayes and Flora Mae Brown McAfee. He was a graduate of Walnut High School. He was a farmer and a shop foreman at Advance Manufacturing for over 30 years. He married Carolyn McFee on Dec. 16, 1972. He enjoyed woodworking, farming and spending time with his grandchildlren. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion No. 198. He lived in Middleton the past 12 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Middleton, Tenn., with Warren Harrell officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery in Walnut.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn McAfee of Middleton, Tenn.; tw osns, Roy Koimn (Lisa) of Middleton, Tenn., and Mitch McAfee (Julie) of Blue Mountain; daughters, Cheryl Smith (Ray) of Grand Junction, Tenn., Tammy Wicker (Jerry) of Oakland, Tenn., Patti Hatcher (Walter) of Falkner and Sheila Hiatt (Sherman) of Charleston, Ark.; brothers, Michael McAfee of Tiplersville and Richard McAfee of Moscow, Tenn.; sister, Linda Hutchins of Ripley; grandchildren, Will Koimn, Wesley Koimn, Jamie Wise, Christy Wicker, Brittney short, Matthew Raney, Lee RAney, Kirsten McAfee and Alec McAfee.
TUPELO – Ava Ruth Sealy Boyette, 77, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at her residence in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was born on Oct. 27, 1934, in Tate County to Henry Thomas and Lela Brewer Sealy. She married Bobby Joe Boyette on Sept. 10, 1950, in Tippah County. The Boyettes moved to Tupelo in l968. She was employed by Tupelo Dairy for 20 years and retired after 19 years in sales for Hancock Fabrics. She was a longtime member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church, where she taught the children’s Sunday school class for years. She was a master seamstress, enjoyed selling fabric to her many customers and friends but was most noted as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and perfect caregiver to her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Bill Baker officiating. A family graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday only at the Tupelo Chapel.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Bobby Boyette of Tupelo; her three sons, Joe M. Boyette of Tupelo, David Alan Boyette (Cind) of Guntown and Mark Boyette of College Grove, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Amy Boyette and Jason Boyette, both of Baton Rouge, and Josh Boyette of College Grove, Tenn.; one great-grandchild, Blakely, of Guntown; a sister, June Moore of Senatobia; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Conley, Bart Conley, Bert Conley, Brad Boyette, Josh Boyette and Jason Boyette.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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RIPLEY – Pauline Burks, 85, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born Feb. 18, 1927, to Norval and Rena Hall Syre. She attended Mt. View Baptist Church. She was a retired factory worker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Hurt and Bro. Randy Latch officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden.
She is survived by four daughters, Lois Holliday (Cecil), Ruth Jordan (James), Linda Burks and Betty Crook, all of Ripley; three sons, Charles Burks (Carol) and Randy Burks, all of Ripley, and Billy Burks (Julie) of Tupelo; her twin sister, Imagene Miller of Bertrand, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James Allen Holliday, Chris Burks, Pat Barnes, Kevin Burks, Cody Crook and Mitch Burks. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, John Syre.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneral home.com.
Billy L. Sisco
FULTON – Billy L. Sisco, 78, was born July 18, 1933, to Moncy and Lenora Sisco in Keiser, Ark. He went on his final journey from Darlington Oaks Hospice to visit his Lord and Savior on May 21, 2012. Billy was a self-made man whose work for Commonwealth Associates and other power construction companies took him to many places in the United States, Asia and South American. Billy’s storytelling and humor resulted from his many adventures throughout his travels. All who knew Billy knew his strong will but saw his tender heart. Billy was a member of the Tea Party and had an intense concern for the state of American politics.
Billy’s love for the agriculture developed as a child and followed him throughout his life. Billy worked on his Dad’s farm in Etowah, Ark. After moving to Palmer, Alaska, he had a dairy farm where he was distinguished with the Young Farmer of the Year Award. Even after moving into the field of electrical construction, he always managed to have a farm or be involved in agriculture of some sort.
Billy loved to travel, meet new people and learn about different cultures. In his last days, he so desired to travel to New Zealand, but said he would gladly settle for his final trip to heaven.
Our grateful appreciation and thanks for the care and kindness shown throughout his illness to Dr. Ken Harvey, Dr. Brian Friloux, NMMC Home Health and Hospice and Darlington Oaks Hospice House.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Laron Self officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
He leaves the love of his life, his precious wife of 57 years, Dorothy Hoffman Sisco of Fulton; daughters, Sherri Dulaney (Jimmy) of Fulton; Michele Sisco (Sam) of Saltillo, Valerie Sullivan (Ronnie) of Tupelo; son, Billy Sisco (Bonnie) of Algoma; eight grandchildren, Sandy Dulaney Webb, Scotty Dulaney, Whitney Sisco Robbins, Tracey Sisco, Michael Coker, Austin Nichols, Mallory Sullivan, Grant Sullivan; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Dan Sisco (Claudia) of Pontotoc, Eddie Sisco of Batesville, Ark.; sister, Sally Grubbs of Pontotoc.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dulaney, Ronnie Sullivan, Scotty Dulaney, Michael Coker, Austin Nichols, Grant Sullivan and Tony Hamvacuan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Holthouse, Randy Sharp, Ronnie Webb, Greg Robbins, Harold Holcomb, Dr. Ken Harvey, Dr. Brian Condit and Dr. Alan Erickson.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 22, 2012, and from 8 a.m. to service time Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
Memorial donations may be made to Darlington Oaks Hospice House, P.O. Box 1028, Verona, MS 38879.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Charlie Fay Easterling
SALTILLO – Charlie Fay Easterling, 96, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. A lifelong Saltillo resident, she was born on Birmingham Ridge on Dec. 17, 1915, to John Carol and Kate Martin Wood. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Saltillo. She was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her children, cooking and baking.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Ken Anderson officiating. Burial will be in McNeil Cemetery.
Survivors include her children, James Easterling (Linda Kelly) of Endville and Agnes Loden (Ebb) of Saltillo; five grandchildren, Rhonda Carlock (Steve) of Saltillo, Michelle Porch (Joe) of Blue Springs, Susan Moxley (Steve) of Tupelo, Andy Loden (Rita) of Saltillo and Lori Bostick (Larry) of Saltillo; six great-grandchildren, Jeremy Carlock (Shannah), Katie Carlock Young (Tyler), Keegan Porch (Charlie), Chase Porch (Jordan, Lexi Loden and Brianna Holt; six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Easterling; her son, Thomas Easterling; her sister, Evelyne Riley.
Pallbearers will be Chase, Joe and Keegan Porch, Andy Loden, Steve Carlock and Steve Moxley.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
ASHLAND – Billy Benton Bennett, 76, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Ashland. He was born May 10, 1936, to Sol Wesley Bennett and Dovie Hopkins Bennett. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a roofer.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ashland Church of Christ. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Bruce Bennett of Byhalia and Jason Dewade Bennett of Michie, Tenn.; one daughter, Catina Isbell of Horn Lake; two brothers, Melvin Bennett and Terry Bennett, both of Ashland; five sisters, Sadie Hudspeth of Senatobia, Mary V. Leonard, Tawanna Stevens and Linda Hughey, all of Ashland, and Brenda Pannell of Southaven; five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
FULTON – John William “Jay” Love, 94, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center.He was born July 14, 1917, in Kilmichael to Jim and Mildred Love. He attended Kilmichael schools. He proudly served his country four years in the U.S. Army as a tank driver with the 50th Infantry Division during World War II. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, two Purple Hearts, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five stars for participating in all five campaigns. He proudly served with General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. He then began his 32-year career with the State of Mississippi as a Motor Vehicle Controller. He married Rubye W. Prestage on Nov. 26, 1958. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and recently received recognition for 65 years of service.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Don Baggett officiating. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery with full military honors.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Rubye Love, of Fulton; three children, Nat W. Prestage (Cindy) and Shauna Sansing (Bill), both of Madison, and John W. “Bill” Love, Jr. (Lisa) of Fulton; four grandchildren, John Love III., Hunter Love, Todd Sansing and Paige P. Blackburn (Scott); and one sister-in-law, Orene Love.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Leaine Downs, Mildred McDaniel, Elsie Nails and Mattie Helen Love; and three brothers, Adele Love, Harold Love and Jimmy Love.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Walker, Keith Spencer, Wesley Riley, Jimmy Wilson, Bill Gary, Tom Douglas and Jerry McGee.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 638, Fulton, MS 38843.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
HORN LAKE – Lillie Camp, 85, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was born July 3, 1926, in Yalobusha County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Danny Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Water Valley.
Survivors include one daughter, Shelia Tankersley of Memphis; two sons, Russell Harry (Glenda) Camp of Horn Lake and Robert (Terry) Camp of Walls; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Elton Camp; her parents, Floyd Carr and Lillie Goforth Carr; four brothers, Fred Carr, Howard Carr, Cecil Carr and Henry Carr.
Pallbearers will be Cameron Camp, Chris Camp, Jason Camp, Zack Camp, Joe Tankersley and Mike Tankersley.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time at the funeral home.
Online guest register may be signed at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Charles R. Roach
TUPELO – Charles R. Roach, 54, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – James “Buddy” Thomas died Monday, May 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
BALDWYN – L.J. Tucker, 74, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his residence. He was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ. He served 38 years in the Mississippi National Guard. He worked in the furniture industry for many years, retiring from Bauhaus. He was an avid sports fan, especially Mississippi State sports. He was a graduate of Shannon High School. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hillcrest Church of Christ with Minster Tim Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth National Cemetery with full Military Honors.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nita Weaver Tucker of Baldwyn; three daughters, Lynn Jackson (Rickey), Shelia Chase (Tim), both of Booneville, and Lanita Malone (Danny) of Blue Springs; a son, Tim Tucker (Karen) of Olive Branch; nine grandchildren, Buster Jackson, Rose Lynn Jackson, John Smith, Jason Smith, Jessica Pharr, Lacy Pannell, Dana Lessel, Kaya Tucker and Tyler Tucker; 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Jennifer Tucker Jenkins; his parents, Albert Hurshel Tucker and Johnnie Lee Tucker.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Simmons, Steve Lee, Larry Betts, Tyler Tucker, Buster Jackson, Jason Smith, Sam Herring and David Herring.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time at the church.
NEW ALBANY – James Washington Bailey, 88, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his residence in New Albany. He was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Union County to Sam Davis Bailey and Rena Milam Bailey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the owner of the Texaco Service Station and a member of Neely Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Jason Pilcher and the Rev. Kenny Adair officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Sybil O. Bailey of New Albany; two daughters Barbara Daniel (Robert) and Thresia Howell (Lance), both of New Albany; his son, Jerry Bailey (Doris) of New Albany; a sister, Ruby Neely of New Albany; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 58 years, Rosa Lee Bailey, and four sisters, Ora Lou Johnson, Ella Mae Alexander, Marie Alexander and Ethel Hall.
Pallbearers will Jimmy Alexander, Jim Hall, Justin Mayer, Michael Mayer, Roger Jarvis, James Grose, Rodney Grose and Steve Grose.
In honor of Mr. Bailey, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
BOONEVILLE – William Lee “Bill” McKinney, 75, died Saturday in Prentiss County as the result of an auto accident. He was a member of the Gaston Baptist Church. He was a retired employee with 40 years of service at John Mansville Corp. He was an avid racer and began his career as a drag racer, then a round track racer. He was an engine mechanic and consultant for several race teams in the area. He enjoyed sports and watching western movies. He was an Army veteran.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Gaston Baptist Church with Bro. Matt Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery.Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Juda Keeton McKinney of Booneville; a daughter, Nicole Louise Lozano (Clem) of Booneville; sons, Craig Lee McKinney (Donna) of Zion, Ill., Barry Wayne McKinney (Kim) of Booneville; sisters, Pauline Lauderdale (K-Boy), Marjorie Maurine Leathers, Elizabeth Newcomb (Jim); brothers, James T. McKinney (Donna); 10 grandchildren, Morgan, Anna, Carmen and Christi Lozano. Courtney Wood (Tommy), Randle and Brooke McKinney, Aerial and Craig McKinney Jr. and Haylee McKinney; five great-grandchildren; Jaxon and Lucas McKinney, Tommy Wood Jr., Liam Wood and Caven Wood; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Rather Lee and Erma McCreary McKinney.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Johnsey, C.J. McKinney, Sammy McCreary, Ben McCreary, Gerald Johnson, Joey McKinney and Joe Robinson.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home. The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at Gaston Baptist Church.
HOUSTON – Charles Bounds died Monday, May 21, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home in Houston.
Online condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
SPLUNGE – Ruby Elaine Murphy Gideon, 94, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Marcella S. Pearson, 91, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at her home in Corinth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. today at St. James Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Lawrence C. Irvin
JACKSON – Lawrence C. Irvin died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
RED BANKS – Charlotte Brown, 81, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Red Banks.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bridgeway Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.
NEW ALBANY – Ruby Herring, 99, died at the Tunica Nursing Home in Tunica. She was born in Pontotoc County on Dec. 27, 1912, to Ben and Plura Dodd Todd. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Manna Baptist Church. She was a former resident of the New Albany area. She enjoyed reading and working puzzles.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with Bro. Jay Thomason officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. Glenfield Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Jimmy Herring (Joyce) of Coldwater; brother, John William Todd of Beacon Hill; two grandsons, Bryan and Brent Herring; and one great-granddaughter, Hanna Herring.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thad Herring; and two sisters, Opal Harkness and Ottis McManus.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Herring and Brent Herring.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today.
IUKA – Sammy Darwin died Monday, May 21, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incompmlete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
HOULKA – Ronald Filer Yarbrough, 40, died Saturday, May 19, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Ida Alline Smith, 83, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Methodist Central in Memphis.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Carey Chapel Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – LaQuanda “Pumkin” Wofford, 27, died Friday, May 18, 2012, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
ALTITUDE – Harmon Laster, 64, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, as the result of a motorcycle accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.