Obituaries May 31, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Wallace Davis
BOONEVILLE – Wallace Davis, 83, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Scott-Del Cottage Assistant Living in Booneville. He was born March 1, 1929, to Ray and Vinnie Smith Davis. He was a member of Wheeler Baptist Church and a Mason. He retired from the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He was a former Prentiss County sheriff, a farmer and the former owner of Davis Welding & Mechanical Shop.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by one daughter, Martha Nell (Rick) McKee of Sumner, Texas; two sons, Bud (Evelyn) Davis and Jimmy (Mary Beth) Davis, both of Booneville; one sister, Joyce Kimbrough of Baldwyn; two brothers, J.P. Davis of Baldwyn and Billy (Doris) Davis of Guntown; seven grandchildren, Rex McKee, Jennifer Knowles, Kayce Hale, Eric Davis, Derick Davis, Ray Davis and Robert Davis; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Charlotte Davis of Baldwyn; two brother-in-laws, Tony (Shirley) Franks of Winona and Joe (Linda) Franks of Tupelo; special caregivers, Stella Holland, Ollie Bean and Sadie Leach.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Franks Davis; his parents; one sister, Edith Cruse; one brother, Gayle Davis; two sisters-in-law, Zelia Davis and Yvonne Davis; two brothers-in-law, Billy Kimbrough and Gene Cruse; and one special nephew, Kip Davis.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Alberta Wilson
ABERDEEN – Alberta Wilson, 77, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at her home in Aberdeen.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Baptist Grove M.B. Church at Prairie. Burial will be in the Baptist Grove Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
To sign the register book and leave condolences, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Whit Whittington
NEW ALBANY – Andrew Lavell “Whit” Whittington, 77, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Leake County to Glover E. and Maude Jordan Whittington. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in New Albany and the Rogers Sunday School class. He was retired from Mississippi State Extension Service and Piper Impact and was currently serving as pastor’s assistant at First United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Male and the Rev. Andy Coburn officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pamela Anderson Whittington; two daughters, Karen W. Lawrence and Laura W. Fennell (Mac), both of New Albany; one son, Andrew F. “Andy” Whittington (Lori) of Brandon; one sister, Hilda W. Hollingsworth of Lena; and six grandchildren, Ben Lawrence, Luke Lawrence, Hannah Fennell, Joseph Fennell, Andrew Fennell and Logan Lovvorn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Carlton Whittington, Dale Whittington and Clinton Whittington.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Rowland, Carl David Capaning, Ben Butler and Ben Tate. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Emma Rogers Sunday School class at First United Methodist Church.
For online condolences or to sign the guest register, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Flora Kilburn
BARTAHATCHIE – Flora White Kilburn, 68, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in the Bartahatchie community. She was born Dec. 17, 1943, to Hugh White and Lula Mae Parks White in Monroe County. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County, where she was a homemaker. She was a member of Bartahatchie Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Phillip Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Egger Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Reeves of the Bartahatchie community; one son, Robert Kilburn (Virginia) of the Bartahatchie community; four sisters, Thelma Blackstone (Jim) of Tampa, Fla., Mae Yeager (Buddy) of Hamilton, Jane Parker (Gordon) of Hamilton and Laura Griffin of Sulligent, Ala.; one brother, Murff White (Sue) of Sulligent, Ala.; three grandchildren, Cory Kilburn, Allen Kilburn and Beth Reeves; and one great-grandchild, Haven Fretwell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William “Bill” Kilburn Jr.; two baby sons, William Kilburn III and David Kilburn; two brothers, Frank White and Howard White; and one sister, Wilma White.
Family members will serve pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Leave condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Elmer Hodgers
TISHOMINGO – Elmer Hodgers, 94, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born April 1, 1918, in Colbert County, Ala. He worked for TVA as a carpenter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Pastors Elworth and Jessie Mabry and the Rev. Daniel Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Carter’s Branch Cemetery at Tishomingo. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are three sons, Jerry Wayne Hodgers (Patricia), Andy Hodgers and Richard Southward (Barbara); four daughters, Lynda Hodgers, Marilyn Barnes, Cynthia Garth and Judy Williams (Timothy); four sisters, Virgie Rogers, Luphelia Alexander, Inez McGaha and Mollie Newsome; 14 grandchildren, Brenda, Angela, Trinetta, Monika, Jessica, Valerie, Shay, Michael, Craig, Jerry, Brandon, Richard, Steven and Joshua and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Elmer Hodgers Jr. and Tony Hodgers, his parents, Ernest Hodgers and Katie Barton Hodgers Duke; one brother, Delmer Hodgers; and three sisters, Maever Cummings, Addie V. Hodgers and Mattie Finley.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.

Lester Dix
CORINTH – Lester Alfonzo Dix, 64, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.

Amber Sparks
BLUE SPRINGS – Amber Shaunta Treadaway Sparks, 31, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Macedonia community of Lee County. She was born May 1, 1981, in Tupelo yo Tony Lynn Treadaway and Tonya Rena’ Daniels Treadaway. She lived most of her life in the Tupelo area, where she worked through Express Temporary Employment Agency. She loved all types of music, outdoors, swimming and camping, four-wheeling, and playing volleyball. She was a loving daughter, granddaughter, mother, and sister. She was of Baptist faith.
A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. today in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Joe Gullick officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery near Blue Springs. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.
Survivors include her mother, Tonya Rena’ Treadaway of Tupelo; her father, Tony Treadaway (Sherry) of New Albany; two sons, Dylan River Sparks and Dennis Aaron Sparks of New Albany, and their father, Bryan Sparks (Heather) of Blue Springs; two brothers, Shane Treadaway of Tupelo and Kevin Potts of New Albany; one sister, Ashley Treadaway of Sherman; grandparents, Billy and Jean Daniels of Tupelo, and Jeanette Treadaway of New Albany; and host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Eddie Treadaway.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Kenny Atkinson
ABERDEEN – Funeral services for Kenneth Glenn “Kenny” Atkinson, 42, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant Plain M.B. Church of Prairie with Pastor Donald Page officiating. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born May 20, 1970, in Calhoun City. He was a 1988 graduate of Houston High School. He was employed with United Furniture. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1989 to 1992. He always wore a smile. A man of faith, prayer and principals, he will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne Page Atkinson of Aberdeen; mother, Lula Atkinson Fields of Tupelo; father, J.C. “Bo” Fields of Aberdeen; paternal father, Roger Holman of Houston; three daughters, Artesia Jamica Atkinson of Houston, Alexus Ware and Taylor Page of Aberdeen; two sons, Isaih Atkinson and Isaac Atkinson of Aberdeen; brothers, Marcus Johnson of West Point, Tarik Fields of Gulfport, Jason Gathings of Okolona, Eric Holman (Tiffany) of Southaven, Rodreguiez Holman of Virginia; sisters, Bridgett Fields of Tupelo, Brandy (Louis) Gathings, Jacque Evans of Wisconsin, Yolanda Ford of Houston, Kem Barr Williams (Marlin) of Atlanta, Sierra Wallker of Aberdeen, Cynthia Myles of West Point, Enjola Watkins of Houston, Shaquala Cistrunk of Louisville; one grandchild, Adrana Atkinson.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. A wake will begin at 6 p.m. today at Mt. Calvary Outreach Ministries in Okolona.

Gail Holmes
NEW ALBANY – Betty Gail Mason Holmes, 56, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at White County Medical Center in Searcy, Ark. She was born May 24, 1956, in Olive Branch to James Edward Mason and Carrie Louise Dye Mason. She was an employee of NAPA Auto Parts in New Albany. She was a member of the Hilllcrest Baptist Church in Byhalia.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jim Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Terry Holmes of New Albany; her daughter, Cara Byrd of New Albany; her son, Shawn Byrd of New Albany; three sisters, Shirley Hale (Bill) of New Albany, Mary Martiney (Tracy) of Little Rock, Ark., and Linda Britton (Sam) of Searcy, Ark.; a brother, Gary Mason (Pamela) of Mountain Home, Ark.; and three grandchildren, AubryGail Huckaby, Shawn Byrd Jr. and Terry John Byrd, all of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Cynthia Sue Mason; and two brothers, William Edward Mason and Elvin Jerome Mason.
Pallbearers will be Sam Britton, Micky Hale, Mike Mason, Matheu Mason and Jackie Brown.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Joyce Cesario
SALTILLO – Joyce J. Cesario, 86, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Homeplace in Saltillo after an extended illness. She was born May 11, 1926, in Iron Mountain, Mich., to Albert LaFountain and Irene Beauchamp LaFountain. She worked many years as a registered nurse and was a master homemaker. She attended St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo.
A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 4, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in McComb with Father Brian Kaskie officiating. Interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time at the church only. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Jane Hudson (Karl) of Corinth and Nancy Phelps (Gene) of Tupelo; her brother, Tom LaFountain (Terry) of Iron River, Mich.; five grandchildren, Emily Maupin of Corinth, Betsy Murray of Hammond, La., Joshua Hudson of Indianopolis, Ind., Bart Phelps (Andrea) and Barbara Mabry (Jermaine), all of Tupelo; nine great-grandchildren, Phillip and Kaylie Murray, Ethan and Eli Maupin, Carson, Collin and Canton Phelps, and Cooper and Creed Mabry; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Silvio Ceasrio.
Memorials may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 509 Delaware Ave., McComb, MS 39648.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Ernest McLellan III
OXFORD – Ernest William McLellan III, 79, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his residence in Oxford. Born in Yazoo City, he was a 1954 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He was a retired industrial engineer for Holley Carbueretor. He was a member of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church, American Legion and MSU Alumni Association. He enjoyed riding his four-wheeler; deer hunting at the Zero Kennels Hunting Club in Grenada, of which he was the founding president 55 years ago; the outdoors; and cooking for his family.
No service is planned at this time. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy McLellan of Oxford; a son, Ernie McLellan (Tonda) of Vicksburg; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Charlie McLellan.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 4425 W. Airport Freeway, Suite 130, Irving, TX 75062.
In honor of Mr. McLellan’s service to his country the flag of the United States Marine Corps will be flown at Waller Funeral Home.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Gary Ross
DARROW, La. – Gary Morris Ross, 62, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at his home in Darrow, La. He was born April 3, 1950, to Margaret Hussey Ross and the late Benjamin Franklin Ross Sr. He accepted Christ as his savior at age 12 and was baptized at First Baptist Church in Columbus. He graduated from Lee High School in Columbus and attended East Mississippi Community College for two years. He served four years in the United States Air Force, serving 18 months in Okinawa during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Weber Marine in Darrow, La.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Columbus with Dr. Shawn Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. and continue to service time Saturday the church. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother; one sister, Cindy Sanders (Johnny) of Tupelo; one brother, Ben Ross Jr. of Columbus; two nephews, John Sanders Jr. (Joan) and Taylor Sanders (Amanda) of Tupelo; two nieces, Wendy Hutson (Kirby) of Tupelo and Mericlare Paxton (Lee) of Inverness; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
His father and one brother, Carl Dudley Ross, preceded him in death.
Honorary pallbearers are John Sanders Jr., Taylor Sanders, Kirby Hutson, Lee Paxton, Hoyt Johnson, Gerry Gentry, Steve Wallace and Tom Brown.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 829, Columbus, MS 39703-0829 or to a charity of donor’s choice.
Friends may leave condolences at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Patterson
NEW ALBANY – Joseph Stephen Patterson, 51, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Travis McGaughy
RIENZI – Travis McGaughy, 76, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his home.
Services with military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial with Masonic rites will be at Fairview Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Cairo.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.

Charles Wheeler
CORINTH – Charles Ray Wheeler, 86, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his home. He was a member of Foote Street Church of Christ. He retired from ACE Power Association as maintenance superintendent after 40 years of service. He was an Air Force veteran of both World War II and the Korean War and flew 55 missions during the Korean War.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth with Charles Curtis and Terry Smith officiating.Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Denton Wheeler of Corinth; an aunt, Mary Elizabeth Stricklen (J.L.) of Booneville; and special caregiver, Dr. Tommy Sweat.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Clara Wheeler.
Pallbearers will be the elders of Foote Street Church of Christ.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Board of Directors of ACE Power Association.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial donations may be made to Freed Hardeman University, 158 E. Main St., Henderson, TN 38340 or Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998.

Stacy Stacks
GUNTOWN – Stacy McGee Stacks, 39, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Belden due to injuries sustained in a car accident. She was born in Texas on Aug. 21, 1972, to Jim and Sandra June Jones McGee. She was a 1990 graduate of Tupelo High School.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Charles Covington officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Chelsea Stacks, and her brothers, Connor and Cooper of Guntown; great-aunt, Shirley Brown of Covington, La.; the father of her child, Marty Stacks of Guntown.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jim McGee.
In lieu of flowers, donations on behalf of the family may be made to Pegues Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1488, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Nan Haynes
FULTON – Nannie L. “Nan” Haynes, 67, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. She was born on Nov. 11, 1944, to Cecil and Tula Blaylock Senter in Tupelo. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eugene Digby and Bro. Bobby Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Brad Haynes of Fulton and Mike Haynes of Florien, La.; her mother-in-law, Myrtis Haynes; sister, Jimmie Nell Prestage of Fulton; two grandchildren, Cole and Katie Haynes; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael C. Haynes Sr.; parents; nephew, Thomas Spradling; and sister, Clemmie Spradling.
Pallbearers will be Austin Prestage, Marx Prestage, Ken Prestage, Shawn Prestage, Malcolm Jones and Brandon McClendon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Issac Smith
BELMONT – Issac Smith, 66, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Belmont. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.

Geneva Griffus
VINA, Ala. – Geneva Griffus, 80, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at noon Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Vina, Ala. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the church.

Bonnie Bullard
CORINTH – Bonnie O. Bullard, 86, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Fraley’s Chapel Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.

Oscar Crawford
AMORY – Oscar Crawford, 82, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Community Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Amanda Wall
FULTON – Amanda Wall, 42, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Francis Long
CORINTH – Francis Long, 59, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Savannah Bowling
NEW ALBANY – Savannah Nicole Bowling, infant daughter of Justin A. Bowling and Eleanor B. Greif of New Albany, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Bro. David Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Eleanor B. Greif, and her father, Justin A. Bowling; brother, James D. Greif; sister, Payton A. Lindsey; grandparents, Martin Greif, Freda Bowling and Phillip Bowling; uncles, Matt Greif, Martin Greif III, Cody Bowling, Tyler Bowling and Corey Westmoreland; aunts, Mindy Greif, Christine Greif and Montana Westmoreland; great-grandparents, Yevonne Robins and Vondale Sparks; and 16 first cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lynette M. Greif, and an aunt, Brandy Grief.

Edna Henderson
HOULKA – Edna Sherwood Henderson, 71, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at her home. She was born in Lamar, Ark., moving to Mississippi in 1971. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was “Nanny” to many children.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fellowship Nazarene Church in Houston with Bro. David Ching officiating. Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery in Lamar, Ark. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Patti Patton Smith (Rickey) and Lisa Patton Vanlingham (Wayne) of Vardaman; one son, Jack Patton of Houlka; one sister, Debbie Wilhelm of Clarksville, Ark.; one brother, Billy Sams of Houlka; honorary daughters, Rebecca Collins of Alex, Ark., Jenna Nichols of Houston, Tari Ross of Plantersville; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Sams; her father, Tom Sams; her twin sister, Jesse Callahan; a sister, Kanna Crotts; one son, Jerry Dale Patton; Richard Sherwood, Bill Patton and Derwood Henderson; two nephews, George and Rowland Freeman; and one niece, Kim Freeman.
Visitation is from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday.
The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to help the family go to Arkansas to take their mother to her final resting place.

Annie Faye Walton
CROWDER – Annie Faye Rainey Walton, 79, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Sherry Johnson, in Tupelo. She was a member of Crowder Methodist Church, but attended Crowder Baptist Church. She loved her family and friends very much.
Services were Wednesday, May 30, at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Burial was in Shelby Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Kelly Johnson (Lowell) of Tupelo; one son, Michael Walton of Lambert; grandson, Wayne Kelly (Samantha) of Tupelo; granddaughter, Stephanie Cagle (Jerrod) of Baldwyn; granddaughter-in-law, Elizabeth Kelly of Dorsey; five great-grandchildren, Jake, Casey and Jade Cagle of Baldwyn, and Caitlyn and Josh Kelly of Dorsey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard S. Walton; a grandson, Lane Kelly; her parents, Elbie Rainey and Odie Rainey Watkins; her stepfather, Homer Watkins; a brother, Elton Rainey; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Kelly.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Gladys McVay
IUKA – Gladys Mae Cornelison McVay, 85, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Interment will follow in Snowdown Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Snowdown Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Lee R. Calvert
PRAIRIE – Lee Richard Calvert, 43, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Shady Grove McCondy M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Moval Flake
RIPLEY – Moval Flake, 86, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Community Pentecostal Church at Walnut.

Scottie Sue McKinney
BOONEVILLE – Scottie Sue McKinney, 82, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harris Phillips
NEW ALBANY – Harris Phillips, 2, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home of Verona.

Walter Smith
HOUSTON – Walter Smith, 78, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church in Houston. Burial will be in the Houston City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Chuck Sullivan
SOUTHAVEN – Charles “Chuck” Sullivan, 55, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Methodist South in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.

Bervil Hopkins
CORDOVA, Tenn. – Bervil Michael Hopkins, 96, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at The Quince Nursing and Rehab Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.