Obituaries May 27, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Charles Peoples
AMORY – Charles E. “Pop” Peoples, 78, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Pell City, Ala., on April 9, 1934, to Tommy and Alpha Mae Peoples. He was a retired employee of Elger. He enjoyed attending auctions, gardening and selling produce, fishing and going dancing with his wife, Jewell.
There will be no services. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
Survivors include his wife, Jewell Thompson Peoples of Amory; his children, Darlene Peoples-Stokes of Atlanta, Ga., Daryl Peoples of Winter Haven, Fla., Debra Peoples-James of Jacksonville, Fla., Joy Peoples-Smith (Donald) of Nettleton, Kenneth Peoples of Nettleton and Dale Peoples of Stiglar, Okla.; his brothers and sisters, Tommy J. Peoples Jr. of Jacksonville, N.C., Dennis Brown of Frostproof, Fla., Nona Faye Burks of Woodville, Ala., Vernie C. Corley of Haines City, Fla., Bobbie Jean Land of Las Vegas, Nev., Mary Jane Hubbard (Jerry) of Etworth, Ga., Robert C. Brown of Auburndale, Fla., and Marie Mahulin (David) of Barto, Fla.; his stepdaughter, Pam Corbell of Amory; his stepson, John Oliver of Memphis, Tenn.; numerous grandchildren including two grandsons, Ray Jennings (Heather) of Ecru and Matthew Smith of Nettleton; numerous great-grandchildren including Andrew Jennings; a stepgrandson, Brandon Corbell of Amory; and 26 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilma Joy Peoples; a brother, J.W. Peoples; and a granddaughter, Amanda Jennings.
Lee Tennison
BECKER – Lee Morgan Tennison, Ph.D, 62, died on Friday , May 25, 2012, at her residence. She was born July 1, 1949 in Spokane, Wash., to Clarence Basil Barnes and Helen Mae Frey. She was an electronics engineer who spent her career working for the U.S. Navy designing antennas, ship topsides and surveillance and communications systems. Immediately prior to retiring in 2006, she worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, Fla., designing the Multi-Vehicle Communication Systems that permitted the LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) ships to control multiple unmanned vehicles.
She and her husband, Roger Tennison, moved to Becker in 2007, after building their dream log home on the Tenn-Tom Waterway. They loved Mississippi, having made many dear friends, desiring to spend their remaining years in Mississippi together. He died the day before their anniversary in 2010. Her hobbies were quilting, needlework, and reading.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Tennison Residence on Sink Rd, with Bro. P. J. Mortensen officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her sister, Judy Adams; her nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and by many wonderful friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Lee Tennison; and her sister, Patricia Hulsey.
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Winona Hicks
FULTON – Winona Hicks, 67, died Friday, May 25, 2012. She was born Dec. 20, 1944, to Leburn and Mazie Mitchell Brown. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Service is 4 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Guin officiating. Internment is at Kirkville Cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Ben Graham(Rhonda) of Fulton and Thomas Graham(Karen) of Dorsey; one daughter, Bobbie Pounds of Tupelo; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by one son, Ricky Graham; her parents; and one brother, Stanley Brown.
Pallbearers are Chris Graham, Alex Graham, Thomas Graham, Brian Hinton, Wayne Williams and Ron Brawley. Honorary pallbearers are Zack Graham, Kenneth McCleary and Stephenson Rucker.
Visitation is noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be expressed at

Kenneth Fowler
TISHOMINGO – Kenneth “Chubby” Fowler, 51, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Service is at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Internment is at Burgess Creek Cemetery.
Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at

Larry Fair
Mooreville – Larry Fair, 62, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at his home in Mooreville. He was born June 20, 1949, to Leroy and Lillian Hamblin Fair. He was a 1967 graduate of Shannon High School and attended Itawamba Community College. He married Pamela Yielding on April 20, 1973. He was a faithful member of Auburn Baptist Church. He worked 26 years for State Farm Insurance, retiring in 2010.
Larry was a quiet, gentle man. He loved his family and friends unconditionally, especially his three grandchildren, Maddie, Jakob, and Sydney and his special boys who also lovingly called him Papaw, Keegan, Kullen, and Kiptyn. Nothing brought him move joy than being their Papaw. Papaw could fix anything and make it all better. He loved the outdoors, especially deer hunting. He shared this love with his son and his grandchildren. Papaw truly always knew what was important.
Larry battled cancer for nineteen months, never complaining and always knowing his Lord was by his side. He so rejoiced, witnessing his grandchildren accept Jesus into their hearts and be baptized.
One of his dreams was to see his daughter graduate from nursing school. He beamed with pride and smiled that precious smile as he watched her recent graduation. The final testimony of his love came Friday after his death. A single red rose was delivered to his wife Pam by his request which he made to a friend only a few weeks ago.
A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Auburn Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Henry and Bro. Brian Crocker officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Pamela Fair; his son, Chris Fair and his precious daughter-in-law, Kendra; his daughter Brandi Fair Lindsey; his grandchildren, Madelyn Claire Lindsey, Christopher Jakob Fair, and Sydney Alise Lindsey; his parents, Leroy and Lillian Fair; four brothers, Lanny Fair and wife, Cheryl, Teddy Fair, Randolph Fair and wife, Kay, and Jeff Fair and wife, Penny; his special brother and sister, Pete and Paula Malone; his second daughter and son, Lacy and Gabby Figueroa and his three special boys, Keegan, Kullen and Kiptyn; his mother-in-law, Earlene Yielding; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kim and Mark Mayhall and a special niece and nephew, Brody and Abby Grace; a host of other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Gene Yielding.
Pallbearers will be Pete Malone, David Farris, Malcolm Farris, Gabby Figueroa, Mark Mayhall, Donnie Pickens, William Lesley, Mike Tucker, and Jakob Fair.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Auburn Baptist Church Coed III Sunday School Class; Charlie Huffstatler, Dale Stafford, Thomas Stafford, and Brody Mayhall
Memorials may be made to Auburn Baptist Church, 1138 CR 931, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Visitation will be 1 – 2 Sunday at the church.
Hazel Taylor
GOLDEN – Hazel W. Taylor, 87, died Friday, May 25, 2012. She was born March 13, 1925, to Vester and Ellen Leathers. She enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors. She was a Baptist in belief.
Service is 4 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Wilson officiating. Internment is at Fairview Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy Lollar (Durell) of Mooreville and Debra Cleveland(Wayne) of Golden; three granddaughters, Renee Hunt of Loretta, Tenn., Sheila Summerford (Ricky) of Golden and Shannon Graham(Matt) of Golden; two stepgranddaughters, Melanie McGregor and Marsha Herndon; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by her husband of 49 years, Cleburn Taylor; her parents; one son, Clovis Wayne Taylor; two grandchildren, Derek Clemons and Lori Gittleman; four brothers; and three sisters.
Pallbearers are Bill Milner, Donnie Poole, Ricky Summerford, Matt Graham, Keith Leathers and Steven Blake.
Visitation is noon to 4 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at
J.D. Hancock
MYRTLE – James Delma Hancock, 95, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany. He was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Lafayette County, to William Isom and Burlin Sanderson Hancock. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He served in The U.S. Army Air Corp. during WWII and was retired owner of Enterprise Grocery.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Enterprise Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Foley officiating. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three daughters, Bettie Sample of Ripley, Vickey Cobb of Birmingham, Ala., and Nancy Jones of New Albany; two sons, Jimmy Hancock and Allen Hancock, both of Myrtle; three sisters, Erline Edwards, Theressa Kilgore and Odessa Clayton; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margie Little Hancock; two sisters, Ruby Kennon and Claudene Dunn; three brothers, W. A. Hancock, L. D. Hancock and Herman Hancock; and one grandchild. Visitation will be from 1to 3 p.m. today at United Funeral Service.
In honor of his service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U. S. Army flag during his visitation and service.
For online condolences and guest registry please visit

Paul Walker
TISHOMINGO – Paul Walker, 75, died Friday, May 25, 2012.
Service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka.
Visitation begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Alberta Wilson
ABERDEEN – Alberta Wilson, 77, died Saturday, May 26, 2012 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Kenneth Atkinson
ABERDEEN – Kenneth Atkinson died Saturday, May 26, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral home in Okolona.

Irene Morris
FULTON – Eliza Irene Morris, 80, died Saturday, May 26, 2012. She was born Dec. 4, 1931, in Fairview to Henry Lloyd and Eula Griffith Scott. She worked in the fabric industry as a cutter for 32 years in Zion, Ill. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Service is at 11a.m. Monday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Jackie Gray and Bro. Tim Holsonback officiating. Internment is at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Wilson Morris; daughters, Renee Hanson of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and Carolyn English (Steve) of Zion, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Anita Morris of Fulton; grandchildren, Lorinda McCollister (David), Steven English Jr., Chris Darracott, Heath Morris (Cassy) and Adam Darracott; and great-grandchildren, Taylor English, Andrew English, McKade Morris, Delta Grace Adams and Marlee Morris She was preceded by her parents; her beloved son, Richard Morris; and brother, Willard Scott.
Pallbearers are Heath Morris, Steven English Sr., Steven English Jr., Chris Darracott, Adam Darracott and David McCollister.
Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Senter Funeral Home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 a.m. until service time Monday.
Online condolences can be expressed at

E.D. Denham
SALTILLO – E.D. Denham, 80, died Saturday, May 26, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Home. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Saltillo.

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