Obituaries May 26, 2011

Beryl Pannell
PONTOTOC – Beryl Flaherty Pannell, age 94, of the Troy Community, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at home at her beloved “Flaherty Hill” where she had resided since coming there as a bride to Lander Flaherty in 1937. Following widowhood in 1970 she was married to R G. Pannell in 1986 until his death in 2007. “Miss Beryl” loved and nourished every human being, animal and plant that came within her compass. The rewards of this loving kindness are evidenced by the character of those several she tended as children, and the affection they returned to her as adults, as well as was seen in the lushness and beauty of her vegetable gardens, yard and flowers.
Graveside services were held at Redland Cemetery on May 25, 2011, presided over by Brother Earl Barron of Troy Baptist Church where she was a long time member and for many years provided and arranged the flowers for the weekly services.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Edd and Vallie Maharrrey and six brothers.
She leaves behind her son, Lanny Ray Flaherty; stepsons Charles, James Robert, Cecil and Harold Pannell; and two sisters, Idell Melton of Troy and Josephine Glasgow of Vernon, Ala.
Pallbearers were Jess Johnson; Jimmy Hester; nephews, Steve Glasgow and Billy Creel; stepson, Charles Pannell; and her son.

Wade Williams

VARDAMAN – Jonathan Wade Williams, 45, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Chickasaw County. He was born Sept. 8, 1965, in Lepanto, Ark. He was a farmer.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Calhoun City Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home Inc., in Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his father, John D. Williams of Vardaman; three daughters, BreeAnna Williams of Greenwood, Anna Williams of Vardaman and Sara-Beth Williams of West Memphis, Ark.; two sons, Tyler Williams of Pittsboro and Brandon “Chubby” Williams of Vardaman; one sister, Kathy Baker (Carl) of Bruce; and one brother Dave Williams of Vardaman.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Lee Harris Williams; and a brother, John Jason Williams.
Pallbearers will be Robert Collins, Chris Parker, Lee Tallent, Robbie Collins, Steve Clinton, T.J. Porter, Carl Laster and Gene Ruth.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Knox
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Sylvia Ruth Knox, 76, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in East Memphis. She was born May 9, 1935, to Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Smith. She joined Adkins Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age. She was a dedicated employee at Rest Haven Nursing Home until her health began to fail, and she later retired.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Antioch M.B. Church in Blue Mountain with Rev. James Dye officiating. Burial will be in Academy Cemetery. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Harvey Lee Knox; one sister, Beatrice (Lawrence) McKenzie; five children, Sandra Knox of Blue Mountain, Barbara Knox (Craig) Flowers of Biloxi, Douglas (Gloria) Knox, Earl (Betty) Knox and Melvin (Janice) Knox, all of Blue Mountain; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; one beloved sister-in-law, Mrs. Jimmie Dale Smith of Ripley; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Linzo Smith, Joe W. Smith, Etoy Smith and Ottawa Smith; and one sister, Roberta Davis.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Family hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Jon Hardin
PONTOTOC – C.L. “Jon” Hardin Jr., 84, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at his home. He was born May 28, 1926, in the Woodland Community to C.L. and Jettie Pickering Hardin. He graduated from Pontotoc High School and the University of Mississippi. He was a member of PKA. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Burr; Patt Co.; in the tourism industry in Pensacola, Fla., as director; Better Business Bureau and Town Square Museum. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and the Pontotoc County Historical Society. He was an avid reader and enjoyed antiques and estate sales.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Fred Hartley officiating and eulogy by Claude Jones. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with military honors. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his sister, Sarah Jo Stegall; his sister-in-law, Cass Hardin; his brother-in-law, Ancel Hall, all of Pontotoc; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Sallie McVay; Dorothy Dorman, Kitty Hall and Grace Hardin; his half-sister, Vera Vance; and his brothers, Alonzo, Andy, Abe, Jay, Vann and an infant brother.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, David Hall, Greg Hall, Mike Hardin, Ricky Hardin, David McGregor and Cecil Stegall.
Visitatation will be from noon until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Doris Burns
CORINTH – Doris Johnston Burns, 77, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Cneter.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Albert Berryhill
PONTOTOC – Albert S. Berryhill, 89, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at his home. He was a charter member of Troy First Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He served in the Civilian Conservation Camp prior to serving in the Army during World War II. He served in Europe during the liberation of France and Normandy Campaign and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Rev. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will follow in the Eddington Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Beth Savely Berryhill of Pontotoc; one son, Ronnie Berryhill (Gertie) of Pontotoc; one daughter, Angie Owings of Horn Lake; two stepdaughters, Betty Helms (David) of Pontotoc and Carol Samorov of Boston; one brother, Charles Berryhill (Peggy) of Tupelo; two sisters, Lurene Hester of Pontotoc and Betty Jean Bright of Flordia; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and his caregivers, Wanda Jones, Sonet Stone, Hazel Harold, Glenda Landers and Sue Cannon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Elizabeth Berryhill; his first wife and the mother of his children, Josephine Berryhill; and a sister, Christine Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Baker, Ron Berryhill, Lynn Helms, Danny Owings, Danny Petrin and Cody Petrin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Rastee Denson
BOONEVILLE – David E. “Rastee” Denson, 86, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at The Landmark Community. He was born April 22, 1925, to David and Mary Milam Denson. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He was the owner of Denson’s Garage. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be held at 11a.m. Friday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Denson and Bro. Dwight Scott officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his son, Randy (Lois) Denson of Anniston, Ala.; one brother, Richard Denson of New Site; and one grandson, Zack Denson of Anniston.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwendolyn Chase Denson; his parents; and two sisters, Irene Burcham and Almeda Scruggs.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Shirley Benson
PADEN – Shirley Benson, 72, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Kathryn Bullock
TIPLERSVILLE – Eva Kathryn Johnson Bullock, 88, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born July 7, 1922, to Richard Conway and Eva Clara Moore Johnson in Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church for 64 years.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut with Bro. Brian Tatum officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Walnut. McBride Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Kay Hobson (James L.) of Tiplersville; one daughter-in-law, Betty Bullock Tomlinson (Jim) of Tiplersville; one brother, David E. Johnson (Betty Jo) of Nesbit; five grandchildren, Paula Bullock Devore, Denise Bullock Sauceda (Juan), Keith Bullock (Missy), Brett Hobson and Alex Hobson (Aya); seven great-grandchildren, Erica Nails and Dean Bullock, Isaiah and Isaac Sauceda, Luke and Bonnie Devore and Vincent Hobson; and one great-great-grandchild, Tessa Lynn Wright.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie Jewel Bullock; her parents; one sister, Christine Johnson; and one brother, Curtis Conway Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Richard Johnson, Paul Sandlin, Mark Cooper, Brett Hobson, Alex Hobson and Dean Bullock.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Daniel Chunn, Raiford Bullock, Max Bullock, Larry Gunn, Kerry Gunn, Fred Enis, Jackie Gossett, John Ed Brotherton, Jerry Reno, Danny Lawson and members of Sunshine Sunday School Class of Harmony Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.
An online guestbook may be accessed at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Robert Norwood Jr.
MYRTLE – Robert Stanley “Paw” Norwood Jr., 75, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital- North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Sept. 30, 1935, in Etta to Robert Stanley Norwood Sr. and Ester Burks Norwood. He had served in the National Guard and was a retired truck driver for M.S. Carriers. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at United Funeral Service with Bro. Rex Wilburn, Bro. Kyle Ivy and Bro. Jeff Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Philadelphia Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Jerrilyn Weddel Norwood of Myrtle; one daughter, Amanda Norwood of Etta; one brother, Terry (Debbie) Norwood of Etta; his nephews, Frank Norwood and Jacob Norwood (Kristen); and his niece, Dr. Allison Norwood (Josh) Tate.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Joe McDonald, Justin Kirk, Jake McDonald, Jerod Luke McDonald, Jerry Morris, Jacob Norwood, Frank Norwood and Bob Clement.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

June Davidson
BRUCE – June Howell Davidson, 67, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services. She was born June 1, 1943, in Calhoun County. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church and the Homemaker’s Club.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bryan Scarbrough officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Banner. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, James Dale Davidson of Bruce; a son, Arnold Keith Davidson (Norma) of Bruce; her mother, Ruby Cooper Howell of Bruce; two brothers, Billy Howell (Pam) of Banner and Bobby Howell (Faye) of Oxford; and two grandchildren, Kelly Glen Davidson and Robin Lynn Davidson, both of Bruce.
She was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Howell.
Pallbearers will be Clardis Bennett, Danny Bennett, James Bumgart, Jasper Bumgart Kelly Davidson and Ottis Poynor.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Zadie Hamm
ZION, Ill. – Zadie M. Hamm, 88, died Saturday, May 21, 2011.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harry Cox
AMORY – Loyd H. “Harry” Cox, 61, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice. Born on July 3, 1949, he was a son of Loyd and Mary Reedy Cox. He attended Smithville schools. After working at True Temper for 10 years, he worked as a carpenter for Fair and Square Construction. He was of the Baptist faith. Loving life and embracing it to the fullest, he is fondly remembered for being outgoing and always waving at everybody. For 13 years, he was a member of the Army National Guard. Enjoying the outdoors, he liked to go fishing and mow yards. He enjoyed listening to country and gospel music and watching the local gospel channel. He loved his favorite dog, Lucille.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in Durrett Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Frances Cox of Smithville; his stepdaughter, Toni (Ronnie) Dykes of Aberdeen; his son, Gregory Keith Cox of Jackson; his stepsons, Jimmy (Teresa) Davis of Smithville and Kenneth Davis of Amory; his brother, Ricky Lee (Jackie) Cox of Evergreen; his grandchildren, Susan Aldridge of Hamilton, Ala., Kristina Jones of Amory and Lance Bowen of Oklahoma City, Okla.; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, Sabrina (Kevin) Wiginton, Ricky Jr. Cox, Austin Cox, Michael Huling and Elizabeth Huling, all of Evergreen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Courtney Easter; and a niece, Brandy Cox.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Rye, Rick Cox, Austin Cox, Kevin Wiginton, David Young and Craig Young.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Terry Goodin
NETTLETON – Terry Goodin, 62, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a Baptist and a former maintenance director for the Furniture Industry. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He served six years in the U.S. Army.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Herndon and Bro. Gary Redd officiating. Burial will be in the Ingram Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Goodin of Nettleton; his daughter, Susan Harper (John) of Baldwyn; his brother, Sam Goodin of Baldwyn; four stepsons, Kenny Wright, Timmy Wright, Andy Wright and Jamie Wright; grandchildren, John Brock Harper and Tucker Roberts; eight stepgrandchildren; and his nieces, Tonya Goodin and Tammy Gonzalez of Baldwyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Mary Goodin; and two brothers, Steve and Tony Goodin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Michelle Cockerham
HAMILTON – Michelle Lynn Faulk Cockerham, 38, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 4, 1973, to Enoch Faulk and Lynda McIntosh Brogle in Clearwater, Fla. She lived in Hamilton for the past 16 years where she was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church. She graduated from Largo High School in Largo, Fla., and from MUW in Columbus with a BS and RN Degree. She worked as a registered nurse at Grenada Lake Medical Center. She was a U.S. Army veteran.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Center Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Edwards officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge.
Survivors include her husband, Kevin Cockerham of Hamilton; three daughters, Cheslee Cockerham, Madelynn Cockerham, Georgia Faye Cockerham all of Hamilton; a son, Kemmins Cockerham of Hamilton; her mother Lynda McIntosh Brogle and stepfather John of Largo, Fla.; her father, Enoch Faulk of Largo; and a sister, Polly Sorrels (Aaron) of Largo.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Holly Gary.
Sign the register and send condolences on line at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Carroll Sharp
JACKSON – Carroll Syneman Sharp, 74, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 5400 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39211; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Freeman Willard
OXFORD – Freeman A. Willard, 81, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at his home in Oxford. He was a retired Coca-Cola Company employee. Born in Algoma, he was the widower of Lynda Franklin Willard. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. He was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in his yard, gardening, fishing and hunting.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Richardson and Rev. Randy Hope officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Phyllis W. Holmes and her husband, Alton of Abbeville; four sisters, Vara Tucker of Mt. Pleasant, Betty Brewer of Senatobia, Shirley Collums of Southaven and Joyce Sowell of Hernando; three brothers, Delane Willard of Hernando, Rickey Willard of Arkabutla and Johnny Willard of Coldwater; three grandchildren, Michele Holt and Kim Holmes of Oxford and John Holmes of New Albany; and two great-grandsons.
In honor of his service, the flag of the United States Army will be flown over Waller Funeral Home during the time of services.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to North Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1700, Oxford, MS 38655.
For additional information or to send an online condolence please visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Maxine Rushing
MABEN – Maxine Breland Rushing, 78, died Wednesday May 25, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born on Oct. 2, 1932, to Tom and Nellie Breland in Webster County. She was a retired sewing machine operator for the Monte Glove Company in Mathiston. She was also a long time member of Cumberland Baptist Church.
Services will be Friday at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with Bro. J.R. Eaden officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Cemetery. Wise Funeral Home in Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy Rushing of Maben and Bill Rushing of Maben; one daughter, Rita McClain of Nettleton; one brother, Charles Breland of Vaiden; three grandchildren, Cody McClain, Misty Oliver and Holt Rushing; and four great-grandchildren, Jared, Madison, Zoey and Alana.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clytee Rushing; a daughter, Margie Wilson; and a grandson, Dale Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Cody McClain, John Whitt, Steven Turner, Gene Whitt and Chris Woodward.
Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Jennings, Charlie Rushing, T.U. Rushing Jr., and Truman Whitt.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Yvonne Hurt
TUPELO – Yvonne Hurt, 94, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Home Place in Saltillo.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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