By NEMS Daily Journal
JUMPERTOWN – Billy Lee Jones, 64, of Jumpertown died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born March 26, 1949, to Christine Standford Jones and Leroy Jones. He grew up in the Dumas community and was a 1967 graduate of Pine Grove High School. He also graduated from Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was a member of Jumpertown United Methodist Church, where he currently served on the committee of Trustees. He served as chairman of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee for many years and taught Sunday School. He always wanted to be at church early to have coffee ready for everyone. He was a man of great character and integrity.
He married Norma Jo English Jones, the love of his life, on March 1, 1980. They enjoyed traveling and going out to eat at different restaurants, but they mostly enjoyed being together at home working in the yard or taking care of the house. Their favorite pastime was sitting side-by-side in their recliners, holding hands, and watching their favorite television shows. Together they raised four daughters and created a very happy life in the Jumpertown community. He enjoyed working in his yard and helping others. His eight grandchildren brought him great joy and he loved them so much. He enjoyed sharing stories about his grandchildren with everyone. He was loved beyond measure by his family and all who knew him.
He was an avid Ole Miss football fan and loved tailgating in The Grove. He loved inviting friends to visit on game days. He was a member of University of Mississippi Athletics Association. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Lodge 47 of Ripley.
He was an employee of Long Distribution of Corinth for the past 28 years. He loved his work and customers. He always said that his job never seemed like work. His customers became lifetime friends. He enjoyed spending time with them. Prior to working for Long’s, he worked 15 years at American Biltrite in Ripley in Quality Control.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Jumpertown United Methodist Church with Bro. Jason Franklin officiating and Ronnie Sweeny and Randy Long delivering the eulogy. Burial was in the Jumpertown Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Norma Jo English Jones; four daughters, Lori Stroupe Sims of Booneville, Leslie Jones (Jonathan) Pettey of Saltillo, Andrea Jones (Travis) Tucker of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Marcie Whitley (Dustin) McCafferty; his mother, Christine Jones of Dumas; two sisters, Brenda Jones Robertson and Bonita Jones (Barry) Crawford, both of Ripley; two brothers, Bobby (Martha) Jones and Bruce (Janet) Jones, both of Dumas; eight grandchildren, Cayson Coleman, Kaylee Sims, Livvy Coleman, Sidney Tucker, Emma Pettey, Jacob Tucker, Ruthie McCafferty and Maggie McCafferty.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Jones; father-in-law, Norman English; and his grandparents, W.T. (Bill) and Ida Jones and Robert Herman and Ozelle Standford.
Pallbearers were Jarvine Shackelford, C.O. Boone, David Brown, Johnny Robbins, Ronnie Sweeny, Shane Strickland, Larry English and William Ellis Jones. Honorary pallbearers were his Sunday School Class, Craig Brown, Butch Essary, Donnie Lauderdale, Rusty Boone, Tracy Dye, Jonathan Pettey, Travis Tucker, Dustin McCafferty, Mikel Sims, Nathan Robertson, Brandon Crawford and employees of Long Distribution.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Billy Jones’ Grandchildren College Fund, c/o The Peoples Bank, P.O. Drawer 419, Ripley, MS 38663.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com
Ila Faye Perry
OXFORD – Ila Faye “Toot” Perry, 51, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
David Webb Sr.
OXFORD – David Webb Sr., 93, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
OXFORD – Hervie E. Martin, 58, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
Dr. Jim Edwards
NEW ALBANY – Dr. James Milton Edwards, 85, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
OXFORD – Carlenna Pegues died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
George Lambert Jr.
OXFORD – George Washington Lambert Jr., 70, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will be in Turkey Creek Cemetery in Water Valley. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the George W. Lambert Jr. Funeral Fund, P.O. Box 160, Oxford, MS 38655.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
EUPORA – Lucille “Lou” Abernathy Bailey, 97, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in West Shady Grove Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
VERONA – Icie Marie Zinn, 42, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at her home in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Home.
CORINTH – Donnie Ray Hamm, 38, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Mississippi Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Harmony Hill Cemetery at Burnsville.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
CEDAR BLUFF – Billy S. Davis, 79, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his home in Cedar Bluff.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Vernon, Ala. Burial will follow in Furnace Hill Cemetery in Vernon. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Vernon, Ala.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Genevieve Stallings Sanders passed away Monday, May 20, 2013. She was born in York, Ala., on July 23, 1929, to Velma and Lloyd Stallings. She enjoyed many years of work with Dr. Joseph Roniger and all the people she met there. She will be remembered for her compassion and the kindness she showered on all she met.
She is survived by her children, Michael K. Sanders (Lynn), Cindy Sanders and Susie Lanier (Jim); and six grandchildren, Michael, Carrie, Andrew, Jake, Meredith and Jimmy.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Don Sanders, and her son, Don Sanders Jr.
A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Ortega United Methodist Church. Hardage-Giddens Edgewood Funeral Home of Jacksonville, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northeast Community Hospice or a charity of choice.
NEW ALBANY – Ruth Bishop Hearn, 89, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Glenfield Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the building fund at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in New Albany.
NEW SITE – Gerald Nolan Denson, 56, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his home in Belmont. He was born Jan. 24, 1957, to Nolan and Ruby Denson of New Site. He was a member of Southland Baptist Church in Memphis. He was appointed Honorary Page of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1974. He was a part of the ROTC program and he played trumpet in the band.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Bro. Mike Johnson delivering the eulogy and Bro. Ronnie Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.
He is survived by one daughter, Melissa Denson (Danny) van Beurden of Hernando; one granddaughter, Grace van Beurden; one grandson, Daniel van Beurden; his parents; one sister, Pam Harris of New Site; one brother, Tim (Patti) Denson of New Site; two nieces and one nephew, Rachel (Jesse) Finley, Matthew Harris and Bree Anne Harris; and one great-nephew, Leelyn Finley.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Perry Lee Denson.
Pallbearers will be Denny Shaw, Bill Harris, Bill Bradick, Gary Thornton, James Thornton and Lloyd Williams
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home and until service time on Thursday.
Condolences may be left at mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
GOLDEN – Marjorie Ginn Fancher, 83, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at The Meadows, Fulton. She was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Mississippi. She was a factory worker for 40 years and a member of Golden Chapel United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Bobby Hankins and Bro. Donny Riley officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are one daughter, Linda Ezzell of Golden; one grandson, Brent Bolding (Renea) of Golden; one great-grandson, Trey Bolding; one great-granddaughter, Britan Bolding; and Trey and Britan’s mother, Tracie Bolding.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian “Mel” Fancher; her parents, Gath and Beatrice Ginn; and a brother, Raymond Ginn.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Paden, Ray Shook, Robert Cashion, Greg Ginn, Joe Bostick and Larry Fancher. Honorary pallbearers will be John Graham and Elton Wiginton.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
KEOWNVILLE – Bonnie Dunnam, 58, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany.
PONTOTOC – Clyde Grisham, 75, of Hallettsville, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was born on March 19, 1938, to John L. and Fraulene Welch Grisham in Union County. He married Shirley Tanner Grisham on June 21, 1958, in Pontotoc.
He is survived by two sons, Lee Grisham (Lauri) of Wimberley, Texas, and Jeff Grisham (Markie) of College Station, Texas; three brothers, his twin brother Claude Grisham of Colorado, Ted Grisham and Bill Grisham, both of Mississippi; one sister, Elizabeth Seale of Mississippi; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; one son, Justin Clay Grisham; and his parents.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Burial will follow in Bethlehem United Methodist Cemetery of Union County. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of final arrangements.
Condolences may be made at www.baldwinnowellfh.com/admin.
FULTON – Guy Randall “Bubba” Bilby, 51, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 25, 1962, in Toledo, Ohio. He enjoyed working on cars, playing on the computer, karaoke singing, and helping troubled children.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton. Bro. Scott Nicholson will officiate. Burial will be in Fulton City Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife for 21 years, Christy Bilby of Fulton; two daughters, Helen Marie (Sam) of Blue Mouintain and Courtney (Eric Hicks) Bilby of Fulton; several grandchildren; two sisters, Lori Camp of Sherman and Sandy Duncan of Ripley; and two brothers, Michael Sexton of Blue Mountain and Howard Sexton of Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Anita Arthur Sexton.
Pallbearers will be Turner Bryant, Alex Shumpert, Will Kincade, Clay Mullins, Gary Ferguson and Tim Buckner.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
TUPELO – Edith Christine Stevens Clement, 88, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at The Meadows in Fulton after an extended illness. She was born in Alcorn County on April 4, 1925, to George Stevens and Earnestine Haney Stevens. She grew up there and married the Rev. Dr. Richard Clement on Aug. 31, 1946. The made their home in the Tupelo area for more than 60 years where they pastored Baptist Churches with much of their time spent at West Jackson Street Baptist Church, where they were the original mission minister. She was employed at Blue Bell Manufacturing during her working life but her great contribution was that of a pastor’s wife and a master homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, working in flowers and reading. She was a member of the West Jackson Street Baptist Church, attending until her health failed.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Matt Scopel and Bro. John Mark Jarrett officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday only at the Tupelo Chapel.
Survivors include her three sons, Butch Clement (Ann) of Tupelo, David Clement (Monica) of Plant City, Fla., and Bill Clement (Renee’) of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, Brad Clement (Carrie) of Olive Branch, Dana Daniel (Carl) of Houlka, Sarah Beth Clement of Birmingham, Ala., and Celeste Clement Jensen (Sean) of Aravada, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Luke Clement, Carly Clement, Will Daniel, Emma Claire Daniel and Mack Daniel; a sister, Jewel Churchill of Corinth; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABERDEEN – John Grant Hawkins, 70, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 6, 1943, to Jack Hawkins and Faye Grant Hawkins in Monroe County. He was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen and a graduate of Aberdeen High School. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Aberdeen and a charter member of Aberdeen Golf and Country Club. He retired after 39 years at Kerr McGee. He served overseas as a combat veteran in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. He was a retired 1st sergeant Headquarter Support Company with the 223rd Engineer Battalion with the Mississippi Army National Guard.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Dr. Roy McHenry officiating. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Terri Lynn London (Jay) of Tupelo; one son, Ronnie Owings (Lisa) of Athens; four grandchildren, Lance Owings (Courtney), Hunter Owings, Taylor Owings and Ella Cate London; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Billie Jean Owings Hawkins; one brother, Will Ed Hawkins; and one sister, Nancy Hawkins.
Pallbearers will be members of the military.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Owings, Mike Hawkins, Frank Bender, Terry Pinkerton, David Lusby, Billy King, Jimmy Harrington, Gilbert Morgan, Joe Stevens, Louis Mosley, Gus Jones, Rick Sims, Brick Young, David Somers, Eddie Arnold, Stanley Newman, Billy Funderburk and other members of the Aberdeen Golf and Country Club Men’s Golf Association.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House or Palmer Home for Children.
Sign the register and send condolences online www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
BOONEVILLE – Freddie “Fred” Davis, 62, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday May 21, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Booneville. He retired from the City of Baldwyn. He loved horses and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Steve Lampkin and Bro. Tim Robbins officating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Davis of Booneville; one daughter, Brandie Swinford (Roger) of Booneville; two sons, Mike Davis of Sherman and Ethan Davis of Booneville; two sisters, Betty Joe Davis of Jumpertown and Liz Rice (Jimmy) of Booneville; two stepsisters, Pat Downs (Jack) of Booneville and Kay Brassfield (Frankie) of Booneville; one brother, Chester Dotson( Becky) of Booneville; one sister-in-Law, Zola Wren of Nettleton; five grandchildren, Joseph and Athena Miller, Lexie Davis, James and Mariah Swinford; a special niece, Angie Young; a special sister-in-law, Peggy Henry; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Opal Eaton Davis; one brother, Jimmy Wren.
Pallbearers will be Joey and Bill Hall, Andy King, Nickey Owens, Buddy Lynch and Mike Underwood. Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends.
Visitation will be from 2 until 9 p.m. today.
MEMPHIS – Hillary A. “Bill” McQuary, 87, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He was born March 3, 1926, in Chickasaw County to Marion Monroe McQuary and Rosa Lee Jennings McQuary. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He attended Mississippi State University and retired from Kimberly Clark Corporation after 35 years of service. He loved to hunt, fish, and grow both flowers and vegetables. His favorite things in the world were kids, horses, dogs and Louis L’Amour western books.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home in Houston. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Jacque Womack McQuary; two daughters, Linda McQuary Schmidt and Alma McQuary Spagnola (Timothy), both of Memphis; three grandchildren, Amy Burkett White (Joel), Thomas E. “Trey” Minga III and Dominic Christopher Spagnola; five great-grandchildren, Laura M. Bryant, Brandon D. White, Jennifer R. White, Clinton S. White and Hayden White; two sisters, Christine Harmon of Houston and Romalette Thatcher of Starkville; in-laws, Dan S. and Sylvia Womack of Mantee, Thomas Verell of Rockwall, Texas, and Betty Weeks; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Rosa McQuary; one son, Michael Paul McQuary; and one grandson, Leon Daniel Schmidt.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home.
For online condolence visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
OKOLONA – Cherry Ann Wilkinson Word, 86, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Memphis to Joseph C. Wilkinson and Mary Halliburton Wilkinson. After graduating high school she continued her education at Mississippi State College for Women (MSCW) in Columbus. She married Thomas Lawler Word Jr. on April 12, 1947, and worked for many years as a teller for BancorpSouth in Tupelo as well as Okolona before retiring. She was a gracious lady who enjoyed her Bridge Club, cooking, crossword puzzles, reading, watching the cooking channel, and spending time at the beach. She was the last surviving member of her generation of a very large and loving family, known as the “Queen,” and being fun-loving and witty. She was of the Presbyterian faith, attended First Presbyterian Church in Okolona and was a former member of Wren Presbyterian Church.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Okolona with the Rev. Sandra Sisson and the Rev. Tom Cheatham officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her son, William Word (Pat) of Houston; daughter, Janice Word Cain of Okolona; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Word of West Point; 12 grandchildren, Thomas Word (Natalie), Amy Bryan (Wilkes), Matt Word (Dayna), Jenny Stubblefield (Earl), Lonny Cain (Kimberlie), Patrick Cain (Amanda), Clay Cain (Jennifer), Beth McArthur (Johnathan), Chad Galloway, Katie Mitchell (Sam), Emily Word and Tara Criddle; 16 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Lawler Word Jr., who died June 10, 1976; her son, Tommy Word; two brothers and one sister; and her companion, Louie Demoville.
Pallbearers will be Herbert Word, Rodney Hollingsworth, Tom Hollingsworth and David Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 326 W. Main Street, Okolona, MS 38860, First Presbyterian Church, 209 Fourth Street, South, Amory, MS 38821, or LIFE of MS, 1051 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
WEST POINT – Sammie Lee Sykes died Friday, May 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Stronghill M.B. Church. Burial will be in West Point Memory Gardens. Carter’s Mortuary Services in West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Henry Louis Gray, 58, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Alliance Health Care.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Royston Chapel CME Church at Potts Camp. Burial will be in Royston Chapel Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Thursday.
RIPLEY – Ella Mann Shelton, 86, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
PONTOTOC – Cecil Junior Aron, 85, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Robbs Baptist Church. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1956 and attended Itawamba Junior College. He retired from Day-Brite Lighting.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Tommy Inmon and Bro. Chip Johnson will officate. Burial will follow in Guinn Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Clarene Aron; three children, Ricky Aron (Shelia) of Pontotoc, Teresa Tackitt (Sam) of Pontotoc and Juanice Hooker (Ricky) of Thaxton; son-in-law, Clyde Tackitt Jr.; grandchildren, Tommy Caldwell (Jennifer), Jackie Caldwell, Tracy Tackitt, Robin Duffie (Joshua), Joey Tackitt, Kristi Carwile (Calla), Amanda Floyd (Cameron), Jason Williams (Dani), Shuana Wilson (Joey), David Hooker (Christina) and Brad Hooker; two great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and siblings, Dorothy McDonald (Carol), Lois Matkins (Keith) and J.C. Aron (Sue).
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy Aron; daughter, Cecelia “Bo” Tackitt; siblings, Ekoy, Q.T. and L.V. Aron, and Mary Waldo White.
Pallbearers will be Tommy and Jackie Caldwell, Joey Tackitt, Calla Carwile, Joshua Duffie and Jason Williams.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flower, make donations to Gideons or charity of your choice.
FULTON – George Carver Hurssey, 68, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1945, to Clifford Hurssey and Ozema Shumpert. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church and a supervisor at Gibson Container Co.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Barnes officiating. Burial will be in the New Temple Cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Ida Word Hurssey of Fulton; daughter, Tiffani Hurssey of Fulton; son, George C. Hurssey (Cicely) of Fulton; six sisters, Helen Blackmon, Effie Pounds (Rev. Truman), all of St. Louis, Tempie Hurssey of Wichita, Kan., Ozell Foster (John) of Plantersville, Linda Traylor (Bobby) of Dorsey; sister-in-law, Earnestine Hurssey of Belzoni; and two grandchildren, Keionna and Brieonna.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.