Obituaries May 7, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Dora Conwill
AMORY – Dora Lee Rea Conwill, 87, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at her home. Born Jan. 12, 1923, in Bigbee, she was the daughter of Jefferson Davis and Mattie Williams Rea. A homemaker, she married Harold Howard Conwill in 1944; he died in 1990. A faithful member of the Bigbee Baptist Church, she loved to read her Bible and enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in the Carolina Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Harold Howard “Sonny” Conwill Jr. of Amory; two daughters, Ann Conwill Noe of Smithville and Glenda F. Conwill Cox (Bobby) of Amory; four sisters, Ruth Farrar of Amory, Clara Dykes of Amory, Christine Carpenter of Amory and Mattie Stewart of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren, John Noe, Vicki Noe Hendrik, Christy Cox Little (Ted) and Melissa Cox Thompson (David); and six great-grandchildren, Austin Pearson, Logan Little, John Michael Hendrik, Anna Hendrik, Cole Thompson and Ellie Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Ruble Rea Sr. and Armon David “Buddy” Rea; and one son-in-law, Johnny Noe.
Pallbearers will be Larry Farrar, Jimbo Dykes, Joe Hendrik, Randy Leech, Junior Dean, John Noe, Ted Little and David Thompson.
Visitation will continue until service time on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Bigbee Baptist Church, 808 Walnut St., Amory, MS 38821 or to the Amory Food Pantry, 123 S. Main, Amory, MS 38821.

Altener Shields
MOSCOW, Tenn. – Altener Terry Shields, 78, died Friday, April 30, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Hebron MB Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Latoya Long
VERONA – Latoya R. Long, 25, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, as the result of the Benton County tornado. She was a 2003 graduate of Shannon High School where she was a member of the High School Band. Later, she received her CNA Certification. She was a former employee of Ashley’s Furniture in Ecru and recently employed with Avon Lea Nursing Home. She was a a member of Living Word and Praise Sanctuary Church in Tupelo. She was engaged to Thomas Cowan who was also a victim of the tornado.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Verona with the Rev. Tony Hereford officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Rommy and Annie Cunningham Long of Verona; her sister, Kisha Long (Pat) of Verona; one son, Courtland McCoy of Verona; a nephew, Keymyian Long of Verona; her paternal grandmother, Ernestine Long of Shannon; and her maternal grandmother, Ida Mae Cunningham of Belden; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and from noon until service time Saturday at the church.

Hall Meeks
WALNUT – Hall “D.G.” Meeks, 78, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at his home. He was born on Aug. 12, 1931, in Ripley to Dan and Lizzie Hall Meeks. He was the owner and operator of Meeks Worm Farm.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Mike Johnson and Bro. Chris Aldridge officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Walnut. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Lee Bell Meeks of Walnut; two daughters, Karen Barnes (Randy) of Walnut and Mary Beth Gammel (Randy) of Ingomar; and six grandchildren, Lydia Meeks (Richard), Annabeth Barnes, Chloe Barnes, Cody Roberson, Chelsea Gammel and Hunter Gammel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Sybil Settlemires, Bella Derrick and Faye Brison; and three brothers, Hollis Meeks, S.E. Meeks and Herman “Hump” Meeks.
Pallbearers will be Heath Bryant, Kenneth Bryant, Gary Ray, Lane Bell, David Pickens and Paul Settlemires.
Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Reed Jr., Donnie Settlemires, Jr. Settlemires, Jackie Cox, Gene Addock, James Bell, Tim Bell, Jimmy Settlemires and Adron Hodum.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to Relay for Life % of Roger Childs, The Peoples Bank, P.O. Drawer 419, Ripley, MS. 38663.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Thomas Edlin
OXFORD – Thomas “Nute” Marion Edlin, 84, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi. He was the former owner of Edlin’s Auto Service where he was self employed as a mechanic. He served as a Seargent in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was a section leader of an amphibious tractor transportation unit. He was born in Laws Hill, Miss and was a member and former deacon of Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Shannon Davis officiating. Burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Holcombe Edlin of Abbeville; one daughter, Melinda Gail Edlin of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, Thomas Steven Edlin and his wife, Susie of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Annelle Farmer of Salem, Ore. and Evelyn Gibson of Kenner, La.; two brothers, Dwaine Edlin of Water Valley and Austin Edlin of Memphis; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family has asked that memorial contributions in Mr. Edlin’s memory be made to the American Heart Association, 2170 Business Center Drive, Suite 1, Memphis, TN 38134.
In honor of Mr. Edlin’s service to his country, the flag of the United States Army is being flown at Waller funeral Home.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Susan Covington
OCALA, Fla. – Susan Darlene Covington, 55, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at her home. She was born July 13, 1954, in Mobile, Ala. to A.R. Parks and Bonnie Ezell Parks.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Parks officiating. Robinson Funeral Home is in Charge of Arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Darrell Allen of Ocala, Fla.; her father, A.R. Parks of West Point; two daughters, Amy Covington of Ocala, Fla. and Lee Ann Golson of Palm Coast, Fla.; one brother, Tony Parks of Houston, Mo.; three grandchildren, Nathan Tyler Golson, Sierra Rae Madaris and Logan Anthony Madaris; two nieces; and two great-nieces.

Teresa Heberling
SOUTHAVEN – Teresa Chaffin Heberling, 53, died at the Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis, after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
Bill Arnold
PLANTERSVILLE – William Thomas “Bill” Arnold, 74, died Wednesday May 5, 2010, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 15, 1935, in New Albany to Roy and Iva Byrd Arnold. He spent the last 40 years in Verona and in Plantersville. A Baptist, Bill was a truck driver for Deaton Truck Lines before becoming disabled in 1976. He loved woodworking, writing poetry and gospel songs and playing the harmonica. A master cake decorator, he loved to cook for large gatherings of friends and family. He was a practical jokester and enjoyed making others laugh. He was very proud of his Choctaw and Sioux Indian and German ancestry.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Chris Stacks officiating. Burial will be in Plantersville Cemetery.
Survivors include his three sons; Wayne Arnold of Saltillo, Greg Arnold (Wanda) of Aberdeen and Mick Hunt (Liz) of Tupelo; five daughters, Edwina Martin (Dan) of Saltillo, Kathy Murphy of Mantachie, Loretta Baldwin of Saltillo, Beth Birch (C.J.) of Tupelo and Rachel Hunt of Plantersville; the mother of his children, Betsy Arnold of Plantersville; one brother, Vernon Arnold of Saltillo; five sisters, Gail Oswalt (James) of Shannon, Beverly Horton of Tupelo, Jenny Cox (Bob) of Tupelo, Eva Dell Funderburk of Kenosha, Wis. and Mary Handley of Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Noellene Repult Arnold in 2005; and his sister; Nadine.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Arnold, Greg Arnold, Mick Hunt, Jimmy Hand, Billy Pettigo, Chris Sanders, Sam Johnson and Brandon Floyd. Honorary pallbearer will be C.J. Birch.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Sue Millender
OKOLONA – Sue Crouch Millender, 68, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at her home. Born Jan. 7, 1942, in Amory, she was the daughter of Allison and Ellen Wilson Crouch. She had lived in Wren and for the past 27 years in Okolona. A graduate of Amory High School, she married Billy Millender in 1980; he died in 1995. She was a retired special education assistant teacher for Amory Schools. She was a member of the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. She was an associate to the Dwelling Place and a volunteer at the Children’s and Summer Learning Program Excel Commons. Her hobby was spending time with her cat, “Maggie and Doggie”.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Okolona. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery in Okolona. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, Dick Millender (Evelyn) of Amory; a sister-in-law, Carnell Millender of Okolona; nephews, Lloyd Williams of Okolona, David Millender (Lynn) of Amory and John D. Millender of Fort Polk, La.; a niece, Patricia McDivitt (Mac) of Amory; great-nieces, Miranda McEachern and Emmy Millender; great-nephews, Jeb and Billy Millender and Lee McDivitt; and great-great-niece, Mileigha McEachern.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Margaret Williams.
Pallbearers will be Randy Nicholson, Pete Randle, Billy Griffith, Thomas Griffith, Jerry Hall, Coach Charlie Llewellyn, John Hedges and Kenneth Burns.
Honorary pallbearers will be faculty and staff of Amory Public Schools.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to The Dwelling Place, 2824 Dwelling Place Rd., Brooksville, MS 39739 or the Excel Commons, 230 West Main St., Okolona, MS 38860.

Elaine Robbins
HURRICANE – Elaine Burk Robbins, 91, died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 10, 1918, to Athaiah Jordan Burk and Harvey Coleman Burk. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Hurricane Baptist Church where she taught the Dorcus Ladies Sunday School Class for over 40 years. She was retired from the manufacturing industry.
Services will be at 11a.m. Saturday at Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. Philip Brock and the Rev. Kevin Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her two daughters, Juanita Daniels (Charles) of Hurricane and Jo Graham of New Albany; her two sons, Lynn Robbins (Nellie) of Hurricane and Laine Robbins (Jan) of Pontotoc; one sister, Ginger Donaldson of Pontotoc; one brother, Larry Burk of Memphis; eight grandchildren, Jessica Robbins Lynch (Jay), Terry Daniels (Cindy), Barry Daniels (Samatha), Michael Graham, Greg Robbins, Jeff Daniels (Holly), Nathan Robbins and Scott Robbins (Misty); nine great-grandchildren, Natalie Hood Robbins, Aiden Robbins, Kaitlyn Robbins, Hayes Robbins, Dalton Robbins, Kacie Daniels, Erin Daniels, Anna Waldo and Jake Waldo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Robbins; two sons, Duane Robbins and David Robbins; and four brothers, Raymond Burk, Jim Burk, Bob Burk and Keith Burk.
Pallbearers will be Terry Daniels, Barry Daniels, Michael Graham, Greg Robbins, Jeff Daniels, Nathan Robbins and Scott Robbins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at Browningpontotoc.com.
Monique Braham
SHANNON – Monique M. Braham, 16, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, as the result of an autombile accident. She was the daughter of Darlene (Ken) Bowers and James (Beverly) Braham Jr. She was born March 13, 1994, in Lee County. She was a freshmen at Shannon High School. She played slow pitch and fast pitch soft ball, basketball and track. She was a member of the band, the drama club and the Sweetheart Pagent.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shannon High School Gym with the Rev. Frederick Adams Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson-Chapel Cemetery in Shannon. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Darlene (Ken) Bowers of Shannon; her father, James (Beverly) Braham Jr. of Tupelo; three sisters, Shakelia Hooks of Shannon, Kenyotia Bowers of Shannon and Makayla Braham of Tupelo; one stepsister, Gloria Bowers of Tupelo; one brother, James Braham of Tupelo; one stepbrother, Kenneth Bowers of Tupelo; her grandmothers, Eulean Hooks of Shannon and Carolyn Brewer of Tupelo; her grandfather, James Braham of Tupelo; and her grandmother, Mary Shell of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Sammie Hooks; her great-grandmothers, Murline Rogers and Willie Lee Braham; her great-grandfathers, Edward Braham and James Shell; and her great-aunts, Ethel Rogers and Ruby Lindsey
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. The body will be placed in the gym one hour prior to service Saturday.
Family and friends may sign the online guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Roy West
GREENWOOD SPRINGS – Roy C. West, 58, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born May 19, 1951, in Vidalia, Ga., he was the son of Grady Harvey and Alice Lee Johnson West. He married Dora Louise Godwin and resided in the Bethlehem Community over 30 years. Before his retirement, he was a logger and saw miller. A member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, he enjoyed fishing, coon hunting, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Tom Rossi officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Dora Louise West of Bethlehem; four sons, Jimmy Chavis (Helen) of Smithville, David Chavis (Jessie) of Greenwood Springs, Calvin Chavis (Sherry) of Amory and Thomas Taylor (Tina) of Millon, Ga.; three daughters, Teresa Swartz (Wayne) of Amory, Sadie Keeton (Bobby) of Amory and Angela West Harrelson (Richard) of Bethlehem; three brothers, Harvey Lee West (Terry) of Glenwood, Ga., Ray West (Charlotte) of Glenwood, Ga. and Grady “Bud” West (Margie) of Bethlehem; two sisters, Mary Alice Harris (Ellis Ray) of Bethlehem and Kate Poole (Theron) of Bethlehem; 23 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Elvis and James West.
Pallbearers will be Gary Bennett, Brent Tubbs, Phillip Bennett, Johnathan Jones, Ben Benton and Greg Bennett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and will continue until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home in Smithville.

Ruthie Shaver
BOONEVILLE – Ruthie Jane Trimble Shaver, 53, died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at her home. She was born July 4, 1956, in Kenosha, Wis. to Lyle and Ruth Deaton Trimble. She was a former sales rep. for ACCO. She loved taking care of her animals and flower gardening.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Krech and Bro. Paul Ray Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Hawg Heaven Memorial Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her nephews, Richard Trimble of Booneville and David (Crisy) Shaver of Leesburg, Fla.; a niece, Beth (Matt) Leibfreid of Bowling Green, Ky.; one brother, Zeak (Kim) Trimble of Booneville; her mother-in-law, Norma Shaver of Bowling Green, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Paula (Terry) Shaver of Bowling Green, Ky.; three great-nieces and nephews, Amber, Trey and Kayley Shaver, all of Leesburg, Fla.; and her cousin, Eddie Trimble of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Shaver.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Oscar Watson
HOLLY SPRINGS – Oscar Douglas “Doug” Watson, 88, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Newell MB Church in Red Banks. Burial will be in Mt. Newell Memorial Garden in Red Banks. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and from 1:30 to 2:25 p.m. Saturday at the church. Family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Charlene Siddell
NEW ALBANY – Charlene Janice Ray Siddell, 61, died May 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County in New Albany. A native of Pontotoc County, she was the daughter of Charles A. Ray and Jeanette Bell Hooper. She was a member of Naylor Chapel CME Church of Pontotoc and served in several facets of the church. She served as secretary for the Steward Board and was a member of the church choir. She was youth director and the church organist. She also fulfilled and served as musician for McDonald UM Church and College Hill CME Churches of Pontotoc. She managed Angela’s Childcare Center for several years and served as secretary for North Pontotoc Elementary School for 15 years. She loved flowers as well as things she did in life.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Naylor Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Matthew Freeman officiating. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Felix Douglas Siddell of New Albany; two daughters, Angela Ray of Pontotoc and Ladeitra Givhan of New Albany; her mother, Jeanette Bell Hooper of Pontotoc; her father, Charles A. Ray of Beloit, Wis.; stepsons, Jordan Siddell of Shannon, Douglas (LaShunt) Siddell of Oxford, Denzel Siddell of New Albany and Isaiah Siddell and Darrell Siddell, both of Walnut; five sisters, Carol (Lennell) Moore, Virginia Johnson and Verlene (Anthony) Wilson, all of Pontotoc, Vickie Miller of Seattle, Wash. and Brenda Pinson of Beloit, Wis.; three brothers, Charles Ray of Pontotoc, Curtis Ray of Verona and Charles A. Pinson of Omaha, Neb.; two granddaughters, Angel Simmons and Michaela Pearson, both of Pontotoc; and her father and mother-in-law, Leaunzia and Gladys Siddell of New Albany.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family will be present from 6 to 7 p.m.
For online condolences, visit www. kennethrobersonfuneralhome.com.

Dolly Fields
PLANTERSVILLE – Dolly Mae Fields, 72, died May 2, 2010, at her home. At an early age, she joined New Zion Baptist Church. Years later, she reunited with the love of her life, Phillip Fields. They moved to Grand Rapids where she retired as a dietary supervisor at Olds Manor. In 2005, she moved back to Tupelo and joined The Sky Is the Limit Ministries (STL); she was a faithful member.
Services will be at noon Saturday at The Sky Is The Limit Church with Bishop T.C. Cummings officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden in Grand Rapids, Mich. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors includes one goddaughter, Phyllis Betts; her stepchildren; 10 sisters, Williease Bell, Anna Garner, Dorothy Tilmon, Linda Murry, Cynthia White, Margaret Brown, Stella Jones, Wanda Long, Precta Brown and Verra Nabors; six brothers, Tom Cummings Jr., Prentiss Brown, Wayne Brown, Donnell Brown, Melvin Brown and Charles Brown; her stepmother, Carnelius Cummings; a brother-in-law, George Green; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
To sign the online guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.

James Bonds
IUKA – James R. “Sonny” Bonds, 82, died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Kelly McTaggart
VERONA – Kelly McTaggart, 42, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks after a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 31, 1967, in Illinois to Wayne and Sandra Styck McTaggart. He lived in the Pontotoc-Randolph Community. He was self-employed in the floor covering business. He loved hunting and fishing.
Services will be held at a later date. W.E. Pegues Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Wayne McTaggart of Starkville; three sisters, Vickie Nicholson, Jackie Jenkins and Jessie Clark, all of Jackson; and three brothers, Jamie McTaggart of League City, Texas and Jeffrey McTaggart and Glen McTaggart, both of Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Styck McTaggart; and one brother, Shawn McTaggart.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Hettie Crawford
CORINTH – Hettie Mae Grimes Crawford, 99, died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Whitfield Nursing Home.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Magnolia Funeral Home, formerly the Oakland Baptist Church Sanctuary. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Oakland Baptist Church.
Betty Coats
BOONEVILLE – Betty Jean Jones Coats, 64, of Booneville died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Oak Ridge Church of Christ. She was a hairdresser and caregiver. She was also retired from the Peoples Bank and Trust Company.
Services will be at 11a.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jerry Coats and Minister Eric Franks officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Church of Christ Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Myron L. Coats; one son, Mike Coats and wife, Michelle of Booneville; and three grandsons, Matthew Alec Coats, Michael Christian Coats and Daniel Gage Coats.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Robert S. “Blue” Jones Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Oak Ridge Church of Christ.

Lee Walsh
TUPELO – Lee Purnell Walsh, 75, died Thursday, May 06, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Martha Jo Wilson
ROSWELL, Ga. – Martha Jo Wilson, 89, formerly of Corinth, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in Marietta, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Billy Joe Moore
ATTALLA, Ala. – Billy Joe Moore, 45, formerly of Iuka, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in Oxford, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Norma Moser
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Norma Moser, formerly of Iuka, died in Davenport, Iowa. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Willie Brooks
PRAIRIE – Willie C. Brooks, died April 30, 2010, at Pioneer Community Hospital.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion MB Church. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Nell Homan
SHANNON – Nell Homan, 85, died Thursday, May 06, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

John Grimes
AURORA, Ill. – John Wesley Grimes, 55, formerly of Holly Springs, died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora, Ill.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at New Hope MB Church in Laws Hill, Miss. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Narcus Gardner
CORINTH – Narcas Gardner, 56, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
Ottis Hill
SOMERVILLE, Ind. – Ottis Green Hill, 91, native of Lee County and former resident of Tupelo, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in Somerville, Ind. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Peebles Funeral Home.

Vivian Grayson
CORINTH – Vivian Louise Grayson, 58, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark MB Church. Burial will be in Annie Dilworth Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Jessie Lucas
VICTORIA – Jessie Mae Lucas, 65, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Highland of Memphis Nursing Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Red Banks. Burial will be Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Arthur Moss Sr.
IUKA – Arthur Moss Sr., 89, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

John Soward
TUPELO – John Soward, 56, died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a year long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.