Obituaries May 25, 2009

William Hubbard Sr.
DERMA – William Bradford Hubbard Sr., 70, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at his residence. He was born Nov. 6, 1938, in Calhoun County to the late Will Hubbard and Laverne Carter Hubbard. He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the United States Army.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Vance and Bro. Buford Usry officiating. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Wiggs Hubbard; and two sons, William Bradford Hubbard II and Dean Hubbard, all of Derma; daughter, Donna Lynch of Seneca, Fla.; two sisters, Nina Weaver of Calhoun City and Alice Faye Parker of Big Creek; brother, Richard Hubbard; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Danny Hubbard and Billy D. Hubbard.
Pallbearers will be Brad Hubbard III, Sean Lynch, Raymond H. Morgan, Andy Hughes, Larry Wiggs and Danny Brown.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Billie Coker
IUKA – Billie Coker died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at the Iuka Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Paul Lowrimore
BIG CREEK – Paul Edward Lowrimore, 77, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 5, 1931, in Yalobusha County. He was retired from the United States Air Force.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Pryor Funeral Home Capel in Calhoun City with Bro. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Grenada. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Richoux Lowrimore of Big Creek; stepson, Robert J. Adams Jr. of Thibodaux, La.; three daughters, Peggy Harmon of Weatherford, Texas, Paula Judlin of Austin, Texas, and Terry House of Tynall, Ga.; three stepdaughters, Rhonda Mazzo of Tampa, Fla., Angela Jabert of Bourg, La., and Jennica Champagne of Homa, La.; sister, Helen Lowrimore of Homa, La.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Erroll Champagne, Tim Griffin, Kenny Clanton, Kelly Sansing, Robbie Adams and Mark Martin.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Big Creek Fire Department.

Audry Liles
SLATE SPRINGS – Audry Helen Liles, 44, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at her residence after a brief illness. She was a graduate of Bruce High School and attended Wood Jr. College and the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Employed at Calhoun Health Services for 27 years, she was Business Manager with Fiscal Services. She will be remembered for her devotion to work, family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Stewart officiating and Rev. Robert Earl Alexander assisting. Burial will be in the Clear Springs Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her father, James “Pete” Liles of Bruce; sisters: Angie Keil (Martin) and Jennifer Liles, both of Brandon and Danell Veade (Johnny) of Folsom, La.; brother, Brad Liles (Dana) of Bruce; nieces, Claire Keil, Madison Keil, Jessica Juneau, Melissa Veade and Layla Veade; nephews, Zack and Jared Liles; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and special companion Bobby Robertson and his Family, Jeff Robertson (Robin).
She was preceded in death by her Mother, Virginia Edwards Liles; and a brother, James Liles Jr.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Robertson, Paul Liles, Johnny Veade, Keith Dorris, Brian Dorris, Martin Keil, Danny Gregg and Ken Dorris.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Clear Spring Cemetery Fund.

Mary Alyce Gillian
TUPELO – Mary Alyce Gillian, 94, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at the Courtyards in Fulton after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pete Crum
MOOREVILLE – Pete Crum, 73, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel.

Wilbur McGreger
PITTSBORO – Wilbur Boyce McGreger, 88, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born July 14, 1920, in the Rocky Mount Community to the late Lawrence and Billie Burt McGreger. He was a member of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and he was a farmer.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Rev. Scotty Crawson officiating and Rev. Clovis Logan assisting. Burial will be in the Rocky Mount Cemetery with military honors. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Dianne Bloom (Bob); and two grandchildren, Anna Bloom and Joel Bloom, all of Birmingham, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lulee Roane McGreger; sisters, Berta Patterson, Idell Greene and Wilma Hannaford; and brother, Hubert McGreger.
Pallbearers will be Joel Bloom, Greg Sandifer, Boyce McGreger, Timmy Morgan, Jim Pernell and Bill Barnett.
Norma Sheldon
CALHOUN CITY – Norma House Sheldon, 74, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 27, 1935, in Calhoun County to the late Oris Maxwell House and Mae Brasher House. She was a retired LPN for the Calhoun County Nursing Home and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Haines officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Timothy Dale Weeks of Clarksville, Tenn.; four daughters, Terri Hollis (Jackie) of Calhoun City, Tami Sprayberry (James Ellis) of Eupora, Tiffany Pritchett (John Paul Jr.) of Slate Springs and Tanya Land (Scott) of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Buddy House of West Memphis, Ark., and Joe House of Bartlett, Tenn.; four sisters, Margorie Dobbs and Betty Hardin, both of Calhoun City, Polly McConnell of Missouri City, Texas, and Barbara Hutchins of Canyon Lake, Texas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Eric Sprayberry, Colby Sprayberry, Tyler Hollis, Taylor Land, Justin Carter and Wesley Mooney.
Honorary pallbearers will be Spencer Land, Jenny Hollis, Braden Sprayberry, John Paul Pritchett III, Wyatt Hollis, Kayla Pritchett, Addl. Davis Hollis and Ashton Mooney
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o 34 CR 364, Calhoun City, MS 38916.

Melvis Willard
NEW ALBANY – Melvis Willard, 84, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 27, 1924, in Union County to the late J.O. Willard and Irma Castlebury Willard. He was the retired owner and operator of Willard Grocery and a Combat Infantry member of the United States Army in World War II, serving front line in the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded twice and received numerous medals. He was a member of the American Legion for 45 years. He was a member of Glenfield Baptist Church, serving as Deacon since 1968, and served on the grounds committee and numerous other committees. He cooked for the Brotherhood Prayer Breakfast for many years. He was a Shriner, a 32nd Degree Mason Scottish and York rites member.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Jerry Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his stepmother, Irene Whiteside; two daughters, Betty Cooper (Gary) and Dianne Rapp (David), both of New Albany; four sisters, Deverlin Forsyte of Watervalley, Sharon Burt of Southaven, Marilyn Camp of Poolville and Martha Zoeller of Atlanta, Ga.; five brothers, C.V. Willard, Hubbard Willard, Billy Willard and Melvin Willard, all of Pinedale and Robert D. Willard of Enid; two grandchildren, Karen Bryant and Darin Cooper; and three great-grandchildren, Alex Bryant, Destin Bryant and Matt Cooper.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois Willard; a daughter, Regina G. Willard; a sister, Mary Ruth Bexley; two brothers, James Willard and Dutch Willard.
The Deacons of Glenfield Baptist Church will serve as Deacons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com
Tammy Coleman
TUPELO – Tammy Rose Russell Coleman, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was born Sep. 22, 1963, in Oxford to Maxine Stewart Rooker and the late William Allen “Buddy” Russell. She lived most of her life in the Tupelo area. She worked several years at Marshall Durbin before becoming disabled. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, loved music, going to church and loving all children. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Pastor David Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the New Chapel Cemetery in Itawamba Co. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Rocky Kyle Coleman and Ashley Rose Ripley of Tupelo; her brothers, Donny Carwile (Lori) of Dorsey, Randy Rooker (Carolyn) of Mooreville and Teddy Rooker (Rhonda) of Corinth; a sister, Samantha Browning (Nelson) of Tupelo; her grandmother, Mary Rose Stewart of Verona; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and will continue from noon until service time on Tuesday.

Robert Jones
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Robert Henson Jones, 69, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was an employee of Mesker Steel Company and he was a farmer.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Horn (Jerry) of Booneville; two sons, Robert Lee Jones and Danny Jones, both of Blue Mountain; two stepdaughters, Becky Murphy of Wilson, Ark., and Lori Hill of Birmingham, Ala.; one stepson, Steve Hill (Shelia) of Dyersburg, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Ann Raney of Blue Mountain; one brother, Ellis Jones of Blue Mountain; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Mary Hazel Haywood Jones; his second wife, Ruth Nell Robertson Jones; his parents, Sam and Orilla Mae Henson Jones; and one sister, Bertie Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Mike McLarty, Steve Stokes, Doug Miller, Charles Raney, Dereck Raney and Tracy Spears.
H.G. Stevens and Gene Reese will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com
Pick Noble
TUPELO – Pickens Alfred “Pick” Noble Jr., 66, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 14, 1942, to the late Pickens A. Noble Sr. and Dorothy Bell Noble. His family moved from Greenville to Tupelo in 1944. He attended Tupelo City Schools, graduating in 1961, where he lettered in football and baseball at THS. He attended Itawamba Junior College on a football scholarship and lettered in football and baseball. He and teammate Donnie Harris were to have played in the Junior College All-American game in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but the game was cancelled that year due to the death of the organizer. He transferred to his beloved Mississippi State University in 1963 and graduated in 1966 with a B.S. Degree. While at State, he was a part of the MSU Football network serving as a spotter for the legendary Jack Cristil for 18 years. While at State, he also wrote a sports column for the student newspaper, The Reflector. He was Tupelo’s first Sports Director for the Park and Recreation Department. In 1967, he got into the food industry and spent the rest of his career there and in the insurance industry there until 2006. He was owner/operator of Custom Cooking, aka Pick’s BBQ. At his death, he was serving as a substitute teacher in the Tupelo Public Schools. He was a longtime member of St. James Catholic Church serving in the Eucharistic ministry, lector, usher and member of the parish council. He was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus and served his local council as recorder, Deputy Grand Knight and as Trustee. On the State level, he was four times convention chairman for K of C hosted in Tupelo. He enjoyed life, merriment and the love and fellowship of his family and many friends.
Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Tom Lolar officiating. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Holland Harris Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Montgomery Noble of Tupelo; two daughters, Becky Weatherford and Stephanie Noble, both of Tupelo; his father-in-law, Earnest Montgomery of S.C.; his sister-in-law, Lynn Dorris (David) of Maryville, Tenn.; his brother-in-law, Gary Montgomery (Michele) of Arlington, Va.; four grandchildren, Joshua, Maggie and Mary Weatherford and Grace Noble.
He is preceded by his parents; granddaughter, Bailey Elizabeth; several nieces and nephews; and several cousins.
Pallbearers will be Mark Dye, Jeff Houin, David Friloux, Brian Friloux, Gene Ingram, Keith Merrit, Alvin LeBlanc, Jerry Woods, Jerry Bristow and Peter Sukanek.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Knights of Columbus, State Officers and Councils of District One.
Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church, P.O. Box 734, Tupelo, MS 38802; or LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, 50 North Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38103.

Inez Kimmons
NEW ALBANY – Inez Kimmons, 76, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial-Union County Hospital. She was a member of Union Grove M.B. Church and a domestic worker.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Union Grove M.B. Church with Pastor W. B. Sampson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sisters, Mabel Kimmons of New Albany, Eloise Kimmons Richards and Maxine Kimmons Crane of Aurora, Ill.; brothers, Harvester Kimmons (Geneva) of Racine, Wis., T.Y. Kimmons of New Albany, Claude Kimmons of Montgomery, Ala., and Harry Lee Kimmons; a sister-in-law, Mary Kimmons of New Albany; god-child, Sharon Jackson Pegues of New Albany; and a special friend, Hazel Leaper of New Albany.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

 

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