Obituaries May 30, 2011

William Elisha York
HOLLY SPRINGS – William Elisha York, age 75, born August 14, 1935, Professional Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor, Veteran Resident Construction and Maintenance Engineer with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, died Saturday, May 28, 2011.
He was born and reared in Charleston, Miss. and later moved to Batesville, Miss. He graduated from Northwest Mississippi Junior College before attending Mississippi State University and graduating from the University of Mississippi Carrier School of Engineering. He enjoyed bird hunting, fishing and was an avid golfer and member of Kirkwood National Golf Club and the Delta Seniors. Tee ‘em up, boys. He was Past President of the Holly Springs Development Corporation and Holly Springs Country Club, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Marshall County IDA and member of the IDA executive committee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. William Elisha York and Mrs. Inez Barned York.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mrs. Lockie Burrow Holmes York of Holly Springs; their son, William Elisha York Jr. of Atlanta, Ga; their daughter, Laura Holmes York Dearman and her husband, Raymond Marion Dearman Jr.; grandson, Raymond Marion Dearman III; granddaughter, Lockie Monette Dearman of Memphis, Tenn.; his brother, Robert Lee York of Batesville, Miss.; his sister, Betty York Vance of Southaven, Miss.; numerous nieces and nephews; very special friends, including Dr. William L. Russo, MD and his nurses and staff of the Stern Cardiovascular Center in Memphis.
Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Holly Springs, Miss. on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Milton Whatley and Reverend Doyle Mitchell presiding to be followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Holly Springs Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 147, Holly Springs, MS 38635.

Bryan Juckes
McCONDY – Kenneth Bryan “Shoe” Juckes, 53, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, in McCondy. He was born Jan. 13, 1958, in Canada to Winston Bryan “Bing” Juckes and Margaret Wilda Moore Juckes. He was owner/operator of Shoe Transport and a retired professional jockey. He never met a stranger. He was a free spirit and lived life to the fullest.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret Wilda Juckes of McCondy; his brothers, Bradley and Zoreh Juckes of Vancover British Columbia, Canada, Mark and Sarah Juckes of Houston, Mike and Leigh Ann Juckes of McCondy; his half-sister, Patti Hacault of Bruxelles Manitoba, Canada; his neices, Cristina Jane Juckes, Bradleigh Chelsea Juckes and McKenzie Paige Juckes; and his nephew, Winston Shane Juckes.
He was preceded in death by his father, W.B. “Bing” Juckes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to McCondy United Methodist Church, 200 Hwy 47, Prairie, MS 39756.
Friends and family may leave a message on our online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Norman Clay
ABERDEEN – Norman Clay died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Aberdeen Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary managed by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

Winnie Gentry
BALDWYN – Winnie Waters Gentry, 93, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Anita Howe
NEW ALBANY – Anita Louise Watson Howe, 69, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Chickasaw County. She was born March 12, 1942, in Cedar Bluff to Thomas J. and Louise Watson. She was retired from Piper Impact and a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and camping and loved her church and family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Marty Merritt and the Rev. Kara Blackard officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Clyde Howe of New Albany; one daugther, Lisa Hall (Mitchell) of New Albany; six sisters, Thomasine Watson (James) of West Point, Marie Lepicier (Richard) of West Point, Ann Palmer (Robert) of Maben, Dorothy Staten (Andy) of West Point, Peggy Stafford (Tim) of Starkville and Maudie Walls (Doug) of West Point; two brothers, John Watson (Diane) of West Point and Buddy Watson of West Point; one sister-in law, Ann Watson of of Lackey; two grandsons, Shane Hall (Anna Claire) and Corey Hall (Emily), both of New Albany; and one great grandson, Graham Hall of New Albany.
She preceded her brother, Finley Watson, in death by one day. He died Sunday, May 29, 2011.
Pallbearers will be Barry Cobb, Ronnie Cobb, Eddie Frazier, Johnny Ross, Steve Ausburn and Robert Hogue.
The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. until service time today at Beulah Baptist Church.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Nancy Andrews
WEST POINT – Nancy Gilreath Andrews, 83, of West Point died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Clay County to Nancy Caradine and Hugh Gilreath. She was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Mathena officiating. Burial will be in Mixon Cemetery in Clay County. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one sister, Sue Womack of West Point; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gann, Billy Helms, Bill Gilreath, George Gilreath and Michael Gilreath.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Andrew Wartak, Dr. Vincent and ICU Nurses at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mark Hess Jr.
BALDWYN – Mark Leo Hess Jr., 72, died May 29, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Brenda Floyd
BOONEVILLE – Brenda Gail Floyd, 55, died Friday, May 27, 2011, in Savannah, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

Robert Gray
WEST POINT – Robert Crawford “Bob” Gray, 71, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 18, 1938, to Rayburn and Mary Frances Gray of Hickory Flat. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1957, and Delta State University with a degree in public school music. In 1962, while teaching school in Risco, Mo., he surrendered his life to full-time Christian service. In 1963, he married Norma Hall from Myrtle, Mo. In 1965, he and Norma moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and pursued a degree in music and Christian education.
After seminary, he and his family moved back to Mississippi, where he served at Highland Baptist Church in Meridian and at First Baptist Churches of Ripley, New Albany and West Point. He also did an interim at Calvary Baptist in West Point, making an active service time of 40 years in church music. He was a devoted husband and family man.
He was passionate about church music and serving the Lord. Through his years of service, he was faithfully committed to children, youth, adult and senior adult ministries. Being a very patriotic person, he especially enjoyed directing several patriotic programs in West Point using a community choir in celebration of the Fourth of July.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of West Point with Bro. Dale Funderburg officiating. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma; one son, Andy (Julie); one daughter, Amy (Sherman), both of West Point; his three grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Mary Campbell Gray and Gray and Tatum Berry; his sister, Martha Mitchell of Lamar; his brother, Eddie Gray of Cordova, Tenn.; and aunts, cousins and nieces.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church.
Pallbearers will be Phil Nanney, Robbie Robinson, Steve Stanley, Ed Lyon, Chuck Brister, Gary Richardson, Bob Farrar, Marvin Turnipseed and Charles Magers.
Honorary pallbearers include the Adult Men’s Sunday School class of First Baptist Church and Dr. John Cox and his staff. Memorial gifts can be made to First Baptist Church, to the American Diabetes Association or to the Sally Kate Winters Home.

Jack Dubard
DACULA, Ga. – Jack Minter Dubard, 79, formerly of Grenada, died May 26, 2011, at Dekalb Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Grenada County. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Elizabeth Jones Library, 1050 Fairfield Avenue, P.O. Box 130, Grenada, MS 38901, www.elizabeth.lib.ms.us.

James Holliday
OKOLONA –James Oliver Holliday, 87, “Barbeque King,” died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at his home in Okolona.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary M.B. Church in Okolona. Burial, with military honors, will be in Odd Fellow Cemetery in Okolona. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Martha Glass
CORINTH – Martha Lindsey Baldwin Glass, 82, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Mississippi Care Center. She was born Aug. 11, 1928. She worked for many different garment factories over the years, and she was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Charlie Browning officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include sons, Phil Baldwin and Jerry Baldwin (Ann), both of Corinth; five grandchildren; and a brother, Sam Lindsey of Corinth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Odell Baldwin; daughters, Brenda Newton and Linda Tucker; two grandchildren; father, Earl Lindsey; mother, Kate Dodd Lindsey; brothers, Joe Lindsey, Jimmy Lindsey, Ward Lindsey and Archie Lindsey; sisters, Vera Mask, Mary Glidewell, Blanche Glidewell and Kathryn Thrasher.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Finley Watson
ABERDEEN – Finley Eugene Watson, 73, died Sunday, June 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Aberdeen.
Frances Morrow
AMORY – Frances D. Morrow, 88, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks. Born Feb. 14, 1923, she was a daughter of S. Frank and Mary Lee Shephard Doolittle.
Mrs. Morrow was a graduate of Derma High School, Class of 1944, and MSCW. She married Harry L. Morrow on Aug. 10, 1945. They were owners/operators of Drive-In Theatres in Calhoun City and bought the theatres in Amory when they moved here in 1959. Mrs. Morrow retired in 1971. A faithful member of First Baptist Church, she served as a Sunday school teacher, was the class pianist, and played the piano as Virginia Cole played the organ for church services. With family being most important, Mrs. Morrow enjoyed spending time with her grandsons. She enjoyed playing the piano, going to the lake house at Pickwick and volunteering for Meals-on-Wheels.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harry L. Morrow of Amory; daughter, Mary Denise M. (Phil) Faulkner of Amory; sisters, Sammie (Charles) Hardin of Calhoun City and Nell Gebhard of Orlando, Fla.; grandsons, Bryan (Rachael) Faulkner and Phillip Faulkner of Amory; great-grandson, Jack Thomas Faulkner of Amory; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Etta Graves.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson and Bro. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be John Creekmore, Earl Green, Dr. Woody Brand, Jerry Frederick, Dr. John Burke and Tommy Cole.
Honorary pallbearers will be Malcolm Farris and Jerry Corder.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Eureath Mayhall
GOLDEN – Eureath Mayhall, 85, died May 29, 2011.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery in Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Belmont.

Ronald Coomer
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Ronald Wallace Coomer, 61, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
To view online guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Tommy James
HOULKA – Tommy James died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Houston Funeral Home of Houston.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Calhoun County.

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