Obituaries May 26, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Fran Gooszen
SALTILLO – Frances Ann “Fran” Gooszen, 84, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Fran was born Sept. 25, 1928, in Watertown, Mass., to Charles Stanley and Mary Grey Power. She was raised in Watertown and also spent a great portion of her childhood at her family’s summer home in Nahant, Mass., relaxing with friends and family on the “Forty-Step Beach” in Nahant. In 1950, she graduated from St. Elizabeth’s Nursing School in Boston and then served as a registered nurse for ten years. She married Henry C. Gooszen July 26, 1958, and later retired from nursing to take care of her growing young family. She, with her family, moved to the Tupelo area in 1974 where she resided the remainder of her life. She was an active member of the Friends of the Lee County Library where she spent many volunteer hours working in the library gift shop. Fran was most notably remembered as a health and fitness enthusiast, belonging to the Wellness Center for many years, having successfully completed seven marathon races and also was an avid tennis player. She and her husband loved hiking and together spent many hours hiking many trails throughout the land. Most memorable to them was the trail at Akamina Lake in Waterton National Park in Alberta, Canada, where they often visited twice a year. An active and faithful member of St. James Catholic Church, she was a member of the St. James Ladies Club, serving as club president on more than one occasion. During her early years with St. James, she helped care for the church grounds and facilities and maintained a heart for visiting shut-ins and nursing home residents throughout her life. She had also taught “Jazzercise” classes at the church.
A Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Henry Shelton and Father Lincoln Dall officiating. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Henry C. Gooszen of Saltillo; two daughters, Kathy Weatherford (Greg) of Tupelo and Marybeth Kelly of Shannon; two sons, Christian Gooszen of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Michael Gooszen (Laura) of Shreveport, La.; eight grandchildren, Bradley Weatherford and his fiancée, Samantha Abel, both of Memphis, Tenn., Jason Weatherford (Corrie) of Montgomery, Ala., Alexander and Brianna Weatherford, both of Tupelo, Barry Kelly (Connie) of Mooreville, Brandon Kelly of Mooreville, John Michael and Patrick Gooszen, both of Shreveport; three great-grandchildren, Grace Weatherford, Aiden and Levi Kelly; and two step-great grandchildren, Zach and Katie Langley.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ann Marie Gooszen who died January 1, 1989.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be 9 until 11 a.m. Monday at the Church.
Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church, P. O. Box 734, Tupelo, MS 38802.
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Ed Doss
DENVER – Marvin Edward “Ed” Doss passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He was born in Houston in 1933 to Cleve and Elizabeth Doss. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University. He worked as a geologist for Exxon, Louisiana Land and Exploration, and retired from POGO Producing as the general manager. He enjoyed the outdoors with skiing, hunting and golfing as his main hobbies. He was fun-loving, and quick with a joke or a pat on the back. He was devoted to his family and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Lemon Doss; daughters, Stephanie (Perry) Odak of Denver and Margo (Jim) Wingo of great Falls, Va.; ; son, John (Laura) Doss of Denver; grandchildren, Brooke, Max and Sadie; brother, Dr. Wilford Doss of Florence, Ala.; and sister, Jimmye Smith of Monroe, La.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Pavilion A. Bullock Mortuary of Englewood, Colo., is in charge of the arrangements.

Howard Clemons
PONTOTOC – Howard Clemons, 86, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was a Master Mason, a member of the Cal-Chick Hunting Club and a WWII Army Veteran. He was an avid fox hunter and enjoyed running his dogs. He also enjoyed deer and turkey hunting and Ole Miss Sports. He was a barber and co-owner of Pontotoc Pallet Company.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Marcus Coward officiating. Burial will follow in Pontotoc City Cemetery.
Survivors include his two daughters, Lila Bishop of Pontotoc and Carolyn Raiteri (John) of Memphis, Tenn.; one son, Darrell Clemons (Donna) of Pontotoc; two sisters, Frances Crowley of Wash., and Ann Ward of Okolona; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Owen (Edwin), Emily Edwards (Brad), Wesley Bishop (Jennifer), LeAndra Pannell (Brad), Brain Raiteri (Elisha), Christopher Raiteri and Scott Raiteri (Rebekah); and 14 great-grandchildren, Taylor Owen, Elijah Edwards, Kaily Beth Edwards, Allie Bishop, Lane Bishop, Jayden Bishop, Baylee Pannell, Olivia Pannell, Laila Raiteri, Regan Raiteri, Carter Raiteri, Emma Raiteri, Mason Raiteri and Baileigh Raiteri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy Carol Clemons and Lois Octavia Jennings Clemons; his wife, LaNelle Clemons; three sisters, Pauline Scroggins, Hazel Woffard and Lillian Lane; and three brothers, Herbert Clemons, Sam Clemons and Alvis Clemons.
Pallbearers will be Edwin Owen, Brad Edwards, Wesley Bishop, Brad Pannell, Brian Raiteri, Christopher Raiteri and Scott Raiteri. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Russell, John Russell and Lynn Shelton.
Visitation is 3 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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Will Rutledge
ETTA – Will D. Rutledge, 73, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his residence. He was born Sept. 15, 1939, in New Albany, to James Franklin and Nona Lavelle Rutledge. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was a retired mechanic with Union County Maintenance. He liked working on antique tractors, going to tractor pulls and loved spending time with his family and grandkids.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Raines officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by four sons, Terry Potts (Cindy), Brian Rutledge, Doug Rutledge (Christy) and Brandon Rutledge, all of Etta; two brothers, Billy Dean Rutledge (Liz) of Etta and his twin brother, Robert Lee Rutledge (Shirley) of New Albany; and five grandchildren: Grace Rutledge, Grant Rutledge, Frank Rutledge, Santanna Potts and Chris Potts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Sue Potts Rutledge; one sister, Darnell Cross; and three brothers, Loyd Rutledge, Boyd Rutledge and an infant brother.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Ponder, Ronnie Rutledge, Chauncey Rutledge, Jake Benefield, Anthony Brewer, Grant Rutledge, Chris Potts and Keith Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Hill, Alton Holden, Frank Rutledge and Bobby Barnes.
The body will lie in repose 1 to 2 p.m. today at the church.
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Rev. E.S. Furr
TUPELO – The Rev. E.S. Furr, 90, longtime United Methodist clergy, World War II veteran and community leader, widower of Ruth Furr and father of Stanley Allen Furr and Anna Carol Furr, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A memorial service will be announced later including a full obituary by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel. Condolences may be emailed to

Troy Harrison Jr.
CORINTH – Troy Lee Harrison Jr., 33, died Sunday May 19, 2013.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Interment is at Tuscumbia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. today at 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at

Izak Lambert
BURNSVILLE – Izak Russel “Bugga” Lambert, 5, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Service is at 4 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen.
Visitation continues until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, 848 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38103.
An online guestbook can be accessed at

Richard Owen
ANDALUSIA, Ala. – Richard Lawrence Owen, 67, formerly of New Albany, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his home.
Services were at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Foreman Brown Service Funeral Home in Andalusia, Ala. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. today at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in New Albany.
Family and friends may sign the guest register at

Luther Wiltshire
BELMONT – Luther Howard “Bone” Wiltshire, 91, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Ala. He was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Carroll County. He was a brick mason and a veteran of the US Air Force serving during World War II. He enjoyed spending time at Tishomingo State Park.
Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Greg Forbus and Buddy Wiltshire officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
He is survived two daughters, Linda Dawn Wiltshire of Columbus, Ohio, and Sandra Fawn Fields of Aurora, Colo.; one son, Randy Scott Wiltshire of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; five grandchildren, Lt. William Christopher Howard McBride (Cheryl), Catherine Louise Roswell (Ewan), Cheri Leianne McBride-Moon (Arlo), Kelly Dardis (Ken) and Angie Fields; eight great-grandchildren, Gage and Bradley McBride, Liam and Elizabeth Roswell, William McBride and Zachariah Moon; nieces and nephews, Jeannie “Doodle” Potts, Gayle “BeBe” Lewis, Jerry Curtis Streetman, Phyllis Strickland, Sylvia Chamblee, Dixie Griffin, Buddy Wiltshire and Donna McAnally; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake Pickens and Jennie Greer Wiltshire; and four brothers and sisters, Frank Pickens Wiltshire, Henry Andrew Wiltshire, Minnie Streetman and George Lee Wiltshire.
Visitation is 3:30 to 5 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tishomingo County Adult Day Care, P.O. Box 335, Dennis, MS 38838.

Ollie Cobb
PONTOTOC – Ollie Juanita Cobb died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Pontotoc Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home.

John Colburn
AMORY – John Edward Colburn, 75, died on Friday, May 24, 2013, in Okolona. Born Aug. 10, 1937, in Okolona, he was a son of John Lee and Annie Mae Whitt Colburn. Before his retirement, he was self employed and he was a Baptist.
Graveside Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Masonic Cemetery in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Coleman (Alan) of Amory and Donna Sanderson (Rick) of Amory; two sons, Steve Colburn and Curtis Colburn, both of Amory; one sister, OmaLee Colburn of Missouri; one brother, J.L. Colburn of Ellicott City, Md.; seven grandchildren, David Conwill, Emily Tubb, Joey Mills, Derik Graves, Matthew Colburn, Laura White and Bailey Colburn; nine great-grandchildren, Alex Conwill, Sarah Grace Magill, Collin Magill, Colby Mills, Chloe Mills, Kinley Graves, Tristan Gaston, Blake Colburn and Aiden Colburn; and one sister-in-law, Ann Colburn of Amory.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Gene Colburn.
Pallbearers will be Joey Mills, Derik Graves, Jeff Colburn, Rick Sanderson, Matthew Colburn and Alan Coleman.
Visitation is 3 to 3:45 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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Herman Callicutt
MYRTLE – Herman Allen Callicutt, 85, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Myrtle, to King A. and Mary Kerr Callicutt. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired in 1989 from New Albany Light, Gas and Water Department as a lineman.
Service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glenfield Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Butler officiating. Burial is at Glenfield Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Callicutt of Myrtle; son, Shane Callicutt (Radene) of Salem, Mo.; daughters, Ann Richardson (Lonnie) of Seymour, Tenn., and Kimberly Ezell (Brian) of Hurricane; two sisters, Katherine Gregory of Ellijay, Ga., and Martha Moss (Terry) of Pascagoula; and 15 grandchildren, Austin Haynie, Chandler Rodgers, Jaden Ezell, Kagen Ezell, Shelby Rath, Phoebe Callicutt, Ayva Callicutt, Samantha Wells, Tammy Wells, Molli Wells, Destin Wells, Walker Dodson, Leslie Richardson, Megan Richardson and Darcie Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Margie Dodson and Kelly Ingle; and a brother, Kenneth Callicutt.
Pallbearers are Ronnie Gregory, Steve Callicutt, Gerry Callicutt, Shane McMillen, Austin Haynie and Chandler Rodgers. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Dale Baker, Charles Jeter, and Larry Chism.
Visitation is noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The National Kidney Foundation or The American Heart Association.

Donna McIntoch
AUBURN COMMUNITY – Donna Sue McIntoch, 72, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a Baptist. She retired from working home health for 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, portrait painting and spending time with family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Johnson officiating. Burial is in the Friendship Cemetery.
Survivors include daughter, Barbara Holcomb (Danny) of Guntown; sons, Bobby Hare (Twanna) of Mooreville, Jonathan McIntoch (Kim) of Auburn, Jacky Hare (Farrah) of Fulton, Eugene Chism (Debbie) of Auburn and Jeffery Chism of Auburn; sisters, Shirley Dye (GW) of Shannon and Mary Sutton of Unity; brother, Richard Roper (Kerri) of Unity; grandchildren, Dalphne Keith, Shanda Howell (John), Dakota Keith (Danene), C.Y. Hester, Gracie Hester, Ashley Hare, Makayla McIntoch, Anne Alise McIntosh, Trinity Hare, Samantha Hare, Ethan Hare and Ashley Chism; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Quitman Roper and Fairy Bell Roper; sons, Tommy Mauldin and Donnie Chism; and sister, Nina Hardy.
Pallbearers are Gary Sutton, Danny Holcomb, Edward Gillenwater IV, Andy Jones, G.W. Dye and Bill Beasley.
Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Anthony Lusk
COLUMBUS – Anthony Lane Lusk, 67, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, at his residence.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Milligan Springs Cemetery in Stewart. Wise Funeral Home in Eupora was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Poss
ABERDEEN – Charles Ervin Poss, 74, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his residence. He was born April 17, 1939, in Una, in Clay County, to Walter Howard Poss and Raine Barnes Poss. He had lived in Aberdeen for the last 56 years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, gardening, listening to gospel music, reading the Bible and helping others. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He retired from Walker Manufacturing Company after 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the First Baptist Church in Aberdeen.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Chris Thomas officiating. Burial is at Una Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Sara Mobley Poss of Aberdeen; three sons, Gregory Howard Poss (Lisa) of Aberdeen, David Allan Poss (Kelly) of Amory and Brian Edward Poss of Aberdeen; two sisters, Jane White (Erwin) of West Point and Betty Bowen (Bud) of West Point; one sister-in-law, Barbara Poss of Seymour, Tenn; one brother-in-law, Jerry Griggs of Okolona; five grandchildren, Dustin, Jon David, Megan, Ava and Jake; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Charles Gary, Lucion, Wallace, Jimmy and Ernie Poss; and sister, Sandra Griggs.
Pallbearers will be family.
Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at

Evia Jackson
ABERDEEN – Evia Lee Rowell Jackson, 82, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at her residence. She was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Jefferson County, Ala., to Tom Rowell and Lula Pearl Noe Rowell. She was a life long resident of Aberdeen. She was retired from Amory Garment Plant where she worked as a seamstress. She was a Baptist.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by two sons, Glen Allen Jackson of Aberdeen and Jimmy Carl Jackson of Hamilton; one sister, Betty Lindsey of Aberdeen; one brother, Lacey Rowell (Rachel) of Nettleton; three granddaughters, Sara Cox, Jessie Jackson and Teresa Peugh; and three great-grandchildren, Charlie Cox, Ace Cox and Melanie Lockhart.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers are Anthony Lindsey, David Lindsey, Phillip Rowell, Frankie Little, Charley Rowell and Billy Ray Rowell.
Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at

Nadene Watkins
BLACK ZION COMMUNITY – Nadene Watkins, 64, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, surrounded by her family at North Mississippi Medical Center. An Osceola, Arkansas native, she was born Sept. 9, 1948, to John and Evelyn Parnell Yarber. She was a minister’s wife for 23 years and for 20 years, taught in the daycare at Harrisburg Baptist Church, where she loved teaching art. She retired at the age of 62 to spend more time with her family. In her later years she loved doting over her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending quiet moments in the swing in her backyard. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Temple Baptist Church in Myrtle with the Rev. David Langerfeld and the Rev. Tim Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Renae Robinson (Steve) and Samantha Seawright (Torri), both of the Black Zion Community; one son, Robbie Watkins (Jade Byars) of the Black Zion Community; four grandchildren, Chris Johnson (Kim), Greg Johnson, Nathaniel Smith and Ava Jade Watkins; two great-grandchildren, Ana Raylee and Emma Brooke Johnson; five sisters, Barbra Wallace, Mary Bartholomey, Lavern Ward, Patricia Herren and Caroyln Sue Adams; one brother, Kenneth Wayne Yarber; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Rickey Yarber.
Pallbearers will be Chris and Greg Johnson, Lee Holbrook, Randle Jordan, Charlie Wallace and Sam Taylor.
Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
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