Obituaries May 9, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Winford J. Rogers
MANTACHIE – Winford J. Rogers, 86, prominent business and civic leader, accepted God’s call to go home at Golden Living Center in Amory on May 8, 2013. Mr. Rogers was lovingly known as “Mr. Winford” by his many friends and loved ones. Winford was born Sept. 14, 1926, in the Ozark community of Itawamba County to E.J. “Bud” and Mary Rogers.
As a self-educated professional, Rogers served his country as a heavy machine gunner in the U.S. Army from Dec. 7, 1942, until his honorable discharge on Nov. 24, 1946. His tour of service was with “H” Company, 63rd Infantry Regiment, 6th Division, and he was stationed in Korea, Philippine Islands and Luzon. He attained the rank of staff sergeant, and was officially recognized by the United States President, Harry S. Truman, for his actions during military service.
After returning to civilian life, he worked at various jobs in the garment industry until he and his business partner, Bobby Farris, cofounded F&R Furniture and Supplies, where they manufactured and supplied materials
to the furniture and bedding industry. During his business venture, he was recognized by Gov. Cliff Finch and the Small Business Administration as “The Small Business Person of the Year Award.”
After retiring from his manufacturing profession, Mr. Rogers proudly served his beloved Town of Mantachie as Alderman, a position he used to help influence growth and achievement for the entire community. He also served a lengthy tenure on the Board of Directors of BancorpSouth at Mantachie.
Mr. Rogers was a lifelong member of Ozark Baptist Church, where he was active in the personal and financial support of his church, and provided special care to fellow church members.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ozark Baptist Church with Bro. Dempsey Rowland and Bro. Walt Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Roger’s family plot in Ozark Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Turner, Kirby Turner, Tilden Guin and Bud Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Wilburn, Sonny Pearce and Cooper Guin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
The body will lie in repose one hour prior to services Friday at Ozarl Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ozark Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be shared and expressed at mcneecemorrisfuneral-home.com.

Betty Parham
UNITY – Betty Raper Parham went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, May 7, 2013. She was born Sept. 7,1942, to O.S. and Dorothy Raper of the Unity community. She married her best friend, Wylie Parham, on July 10, 1960. They spent 52 years together. She had two children, Steve and Dana, whom she lovingly adored. Her children gave her three grandchildren who became the lights of her life. Her God always came first in her life followed by her family and friends. She graduated from Saltillo High School in 1960. She worked for Mantachie Mfg. in Mantachie and Playcraft in Saltillo until 1973. Afterwards, as she worked at Guntown Elementary School as a teacher’s assistant. She began pursuing her Elementary Education degree and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1982. She taught first and second grades at Saltillo Elementary School from 1982 until her retirement in 2000. She gave guidance and love to all her students.
She loved her church family at Unity Baptist Church and taught the junior Sunday school class for many years. Years later, as her Sunday School students grew into adults they remembered her love for them as she witnessed and helped lead them to Jesus as their Savior. All who knew her tell stories of her love for everyone she knew and her desire for them to follow all their dreams. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Services will he held at 11 a.m. Friday at Unity Baptist Church with Bro. Eddie Boutwell officiating. Burial will follow in Unity Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Wylie Parham of Unity community; son, Steve (Tammy) Parham of Unity; a daughter, Dana (Russ) Ramey of Fulton; her mother, Dorothy Raper of Unity; two sisters, Brenda (Jacky) Goff of Unity and Loriesta (Gary) Williams of Friendship; three grandchildren, Jeremy Parham, Tyler and Sara Brooke Ramey; two sisters-in-law, Helen (Leonard) Hinds of Tupelo and Evelyn Hill of Unity; a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, O.S. Raper.
Pallbearers will be Wylie Parham, Steve Parham, Jeremy Parham, Russ Ramey and Tyler Ramey.
Honorary pallbearers will be the 1960 graduating class of Saltillo High School and the retired employees of Saltillo Elementary School.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Water’s Funeral Home in Baldwyn and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at Unity Baptist Church.

Fay Morris
NEW ALBANY – Adelia Fay Purnell Morris, 92, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at her residence. She was born Jan. 8, 1921, in Tippah County to the late Oliver Henson Purnell and Mary Lillian Hawthorne Purnell. She was a homemaker who loved visits from her family and friends. She was a true matriarch to both the Purnell and Morris families. She enjoyed canning vegetables, gardening, baking, playing cards and needle point. She loved God and her church, First Baptist Church in New Albany, where for many years she kept attendance for the youth department. She was the widow of the late James Hugh Morris, who was the founder of Morris Scrap Metal Inc. She supported the business like it was part of her family and the hard work she contributed helped develop a family business that lasted over 50 years. No one ever loved her family like she did. She leaves behind a legacy of faith, family and hard work.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. May 10, 2013, at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. James Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by four sons, James Phillip Morris (Susan) of New Albany, Larry Lynn “Wab” Morris (Debbie) of Grenada, Hugh David Morris (Rosalie) of New Albany and Terry Lee Morris (Angelita) of Oxford; 12 grandchildren, Phillip Morris (Sandy), Walt Morris, Ben Morris (Jennifer), Jamie Morris Clayton (Brad), Lynn Bennett (Lane), Melinda Sultan (Donnie), Jed Morris (Julie), Jennifer Byars (Wade), David Wicker Morris (Samantha), Janet Morris Aldridge (Chad), Dr. Lee Delgadillo Morris (Abbie) and Bonnie Morris Nance (Rob); 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Hugh “J.H.” Morris; two sisters; and five brothers.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be Friday, May 10, 2013, from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New Albany’s First Baptist Church, New Albany, MS.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

SPC Jeffery Davis
ECRU – SPC Jeffery Kyle Davis, 20, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Ecru. He attended both North Pontotoc High School and Itawamba Community College before joining the U.S. Army in August 2010. He attended Basic Training and AIT at Ft. Benning, Ga., in October 2010, and graduated from the U.S. Army Infantry School in February 2011 and from the U.S. Army Airborne School in March 2011. He was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Infantry Battalion out of Vicenza, Italy, in April 2011 and had served with his unit honorably during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Wardak Province, Chak District of Afghanistan, from July 4, 2012, until March 18, 2013. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Army Commendation Medal for his courageous service. He loved music, enjoyed four-wheeler riding and fishing, and was an avid LSU Tigers fan. He was proud to serve his country as part of the U.S. Army. He was caring and compassionate to animals and had a huge and generous heart and a beautiful smile.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Ecru Cemetery with full military honors. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Brittany Burke Davis; a son, Aaron Elijah Davis; his mother, Cheryl C. Dillow and husband, Eric, of Ecru; his father, Jeffery Curtis Davis of Tupelo; his three sisters, Amber Michelle Davis, Tory Janelle Davis and Erica Diane Dillow, all of Ecru; his grandparents, Michael and Sylvia Harris of Shannon; his aunts and uncles, Lois Harris of Shannon, Cynthia Collier and Carol Davis of Vina, Ala., Mary Jo Stockton of Red Bay, Ala., Mike Davis and wife, Cindy, of Fulton, Jerry Lee Davis of Vina, Ala., Earl Wayne Cantrell and wife, Anita, of Hodges, Ala., and Jennifer Hall of Tupelo; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jerry Ellec Davis and Eleanor Davis; his uncles, Johnny Davis and Clifton Collier; and a sister, Olivia Marie Dillow.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Dwayne Parsons
BURNSVILLE – Dwayne Leon Parsons, 55, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hill Top Church of God Cemetery in Booneville. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Kathleen Patterson
JACKSON – Mary Kathleen Hannaford Patterson, 93, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Pittsboro to Henry W. and Dot Ligon Hannaford. She graduated from Pittsboro High School and attended Blue Mountain College. She was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for several years. She was a member of the Seekers Sunday School Class and the Camenae Club.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pittsboro Cemetery in Pittsboro. Dr. Chuck Hannaford will officiate. Wright Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Survivors include one brother, Robert Hannaford of Derma; one sister, Dorothy H. Dantone of Clinton; a host of nephews and niecesl and a special great-nephew, Wesley Hannaford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry W. and Dot Ligon Hannaford; her husband, William Russell Patterson; one sister, Ruby Nelle Barnett; three brothers, Ligon Hannaford, Thomas Hannaford and Charles Hannaford Sr.
Annie Miller
RED BAY, Ala. – Annie D. Miller, 97, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at her residence. She was born July 6, 1915, in Rienzi. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Jason Anderson and Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Hinkle Creek Baptist Church Cemetery at Rienzi. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are three sons, Jim Miller (Peggie) of Red Bay, Don Miller (Vickie) of Mattoon, Ill., and John Miller of Otascadero, Calif.; three daughters, Marie Anderson of Cooter, Mo., Nelda McIntyre (Bill) of Michie, Tenn., and Charlotte Winstead (Jim) of Steele, Mo.; one sister, Lala Moore of Corinth; 22 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Earl Miller; a son-in-law, Sidney Richard “Buddy” Anderson; a grandson, Randy Douglas Anderson; a great-granddaughter, Carrie Lynn Jenkins; her parents, Robert Franklin Rider and Alice Ophelia Dees Rider; and two brothers and one sister.
Pallbearers will be Bill McIntyre, Tim Miller, Bruce Miller, Nathan Miller and Zachary Miller.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.
Linda Roberson
LITTLE ROCK, Miss. – Linda Rose Simpson Roberson, 69, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Anderson Hospital in Meridian. A native of Calhoun County, she was born April 24, 1944, to Abyar Simpson and Mae Allan Simpson. She was an office manager for Kellwood and a member of County Line Baptist Church in Union.
She is survived by one son, Tony (Darlene) Roberson, Little Rock, Miss.; one brother, Robert (Kathy) Simpson of Calhoun City; one sister, Jane (Kenny) Strickland of Calhoun City; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with Bro. David Jay and Bro. Jerry Legg officiating. Burial will be in Oak Springs Cemetery at Derma.
Pallbearers will be Bo Booth, Maxie Savell, Tony Alawine, David Winstead, Bobby Cleveland, Dusty Hammond and Tyler Hansford.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.
Florence Smith
MOOREVILLE – Florence Lee Dye “Flo” Smith, 76, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at The Meadows in Fulton after a one month illness. A lifelong resident of Lee County, she was born in the Brewer community on June 6, 1936, to James Herman Dye and Zula Wright Dye. She married George Smith on April 3, 1952; he died Oct. 5, l991. She worked early in life as a waitress and then at Rosato Manufacturing for many years. She had a passion for caring for the elderly and was a sitter with several people the last 20 years. She was an avid conversationalist and enjoyed cemetery homecomings and family reunions. Her gifts of caregiving to the elderly and her family were a blessing to many. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tupelo, a joyful flower gardener and lover of birds, especially hummingbirds.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Billy Wayne Stewart officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Friday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Burial will follow in the Dye Family Plot at Pettey Cemetery southeast of Verona.
Survivors include her son, William Franklin “Rooster” Smith of Okolona; three daughters, Beverly Hardin of Mooreville, Myra Smith Coward (Art) of Mantachie and Janice Dye (Gene) of Dorsey; brother, J.H. Dye Jr. (Bonnie) of West Fork, Alaska; daughter-in-law, Sandy Smith of Tupelo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Zula Dye; her husband, George; two sons, Michael “Big Mike” Smith on Aug. 19, 1999, and Gary Smith Sr. on Aug. 5, 2006; a grandson, Gary “Stink” Smith Jr.; sister, Marion Jane Dye; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth, and great-grandson, Stacy “Chop” Fontenot.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Joseph Smith, Joshua Dye, Barry Humphres, James Johnson, Tyler Herring and James Oakman. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Fleming, whom she helped raise, and all her other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Kathryn Pickens
NEW ALBANY – Kathryn Ann “Doe” Kitchens, 84, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was born in 1929 in New Albany where she lived the majority of her life. A lifelong member of The First Methodist Church, she was a Christian. She earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Mississippi and taught elementary school in Florida, Jackson, New Orleans, La., Los Angeles, Calif., and New Albany. She had many lifelong friends whom she was constantly traveling to visit and it was on her last trip in mid-April shortly after her 84th birthday that she fell ill. A lover of the arts, she painted, composed music, and was an avid gardener of flowers and a big fan of tennis, but ultimately her greatest passion was people and their lives with a geniune concern for their well-being, always offering a smile and compassion.
She was survived by one son, Hub Barton, and two grandsons, Ernie and Peter Barton.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ernest H. Barton and William L. “Billy” Kitchens; her parents, Boyd and Mary Pickens; a daughter, Mary Kathryn (Koko) Barton; and a brother, Boyd Pickens Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist Church in New Albany with the Rev. Barry Male officiating.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Friday.
Tameko Pargo
AMORY – Tameko Pargo, 35, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Roswell Park Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. She was born July 10, 1977, in Amory to Marsha Brantley and Willie Randle. She was a graduate of Amory High School and Mississippi State University. After graduation she moved to Rochester, N.Y. She was a member of St. Paul M.B. Church in Amory. Later she became a member of Peter Rock COGIC in Starkville. She later was a member of (GPA) God Place of Worship. She was employed as a social worker for the Salvation Army. She served as the first assistant to the pastor, superintendent of the church, TV ministry show, and chairperson for the Cancer Savior Rally. She was not interested in just making acquaintances; her circle of friends always had room for one more. She loved God and people.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Rose of Sharon Church in Amory with Superintendent Joseph L. Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in the United Memorial Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents; a brother, Pedro Pargo of Plano, Texas; a half brother; sister, Jamie Brantley of Amory; three half sisters and four stepsisters; and two godchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday and the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Jewel Wright
AMORY – Jewel B. Wright, 94, died on Monday, May 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice. Born on April 18, 1919, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of the late Curtis J. and Ellie Lou Webb Berry. She attended Monroe County schools. On April 16, 1947, she married Paul W. Wright. Before becoming a homemaker, she worked as a nurse at Gilmore Memorial Hospital and helped with the move to the new hospital. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Passionate about caring for others, she enjoyed cooking and having family celebrations in her home; watching old movies; listening to country and gospel music; and making jewelry. A mother to many she always made everyone feel welcomed. Affectionately known as “Mamaw” and “Aunt Jewel,” she had a special love for her family and children.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Gail Justice, Beth Schultheiss, Randy Stacy, Paula Wood, Tracy Higgins, George B. Casterline, Lynn Marie Schwartz, Paul A. Wright and Phillip Moore; 23 great-grandchildren, ; 17 great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Judy Moore (Billy) of Amory; and several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by stepdaughters, Nina Stacy and Linda Casterline; stepson, Paul Warren Wright Jr.; grandson, Fred Wright; a great-granddaughter; three sisters; and five brothers.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Criddle officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, great-grandsons and great-nephews.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 147, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Brooks Wray
PONTOTOC – Brooks Wray, 70, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. He was born to Fred and Ethel Wray on June 3, 1942, in Pontotoc. He worked for Pontotoc’s 2nd district supervisor with road maintenance. He was a Christian and a member of Buchanan Baptist Church. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother. He enjoyed fishing, camping and aggravating everybody.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Buchanan Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Russell and Bro. David Westmoreland officiating. Burial will follow in the Buchanan Cemetery. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Wanda Chunn (Glenn); two grandsons, Kyle Vernon (Tiffany) and Korey Vernon (Latricia); one granddaughter, Brittany Vernon (Tony); one great grandson, Ethan Reese; three great-granddaughters, Zoey Brook, Chelsea Cheyenne and Kaylee Morgan; three brothers, Robert Leighton (Pete) Wray (Pam), Terry Lynn (Hardy) Wray (Carol) and Loyd Randal (Randy) Wray (Reva); one sister-in-law, Deb Wray; Wanda’s mother, Doris Wray; numerous nieces and nephews, all of Pontotoc.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Doris June Brown; and three brothers, Gary Wayne Wray, Jerry Quay Wray and Kenith David Wray.
Pallbearers will be Jacky Wray, Josh Wray, James Wray, Jeff Willard, Keith House and Steven Willard.
Visitation will be at Buchanan Baptist Church from 5 p.m. today until service time on Friday.
Condolences may made at www.baldwinnowellfh.com/admin.
Bennie Hooper
TUPELO – Bennie Jean Hardnett Hooper passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Poplar C.M.E. Church and a retired Certified Nurse Assistant. She was born on Sept. 21, 1940, in Dewitt, Ark., to Nolie Hardnett and Kathlyn Stubblefield Miller.
A Life Celebration Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Zion M.B. Church with the Rev. Donald Nicholas officiating. Pastor Eric Newberry will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow at the Tupelo Memorial Park. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her six children, Douglas (Terri) Oates, LaTonya Chambers, Bertha Chambers, Todd Jones, Deirdra Chambers and Phaedia (Melvin) Buchanan; an aunt, Rosie Lee Hardnett; seven brothers, Charles (Carolyn) Hudson, Nolin (Rosie) Hardnett, Johnny Hardnett, Dennis Hardnett, Ladell Hardnett, Dontrae Young, and Cleo Miller; six sisters, Ruth Ann (Bobby) Bundick, Joyce (James) Johnson, Deborah (Mike) Lloyd, Lynn Hardnett, Cleothis Miller and Glorietta Curry; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, one sister and one grandchild.
Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service on Friday.
Online condolences can be made to the Hooper family at www.grayson-porters.com.

Lois Waldrop
LAKE CORMORANT – Lois Lane Patrick Waldrop, 51, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Cornell Hudspeth
ASHLAND – Cornell Autry Hudspeth, 82, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Benton County. She was a retired employee of the Farmers Home Administration and a member of Ashland Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ashland Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Alan Hudspeth (Deborah) of Tupelo; one sister, Lottie Mae Snowden of Gulfport; a daughter-in-law, Sherri Lollar Hudspeth of Walnut; grandchildren, Liza Hudspeth (fiancé, Ryan Stockman), Leslie Hudspeth, Connor Hudspeth and Joel Hudspeth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Leslie Hudpeth; her parents, William Albert Autry and Anna Eliza Cox Autry; and a son, Glenn Autry Hudspeth.
Pallbearers will be Connor Hudspeth, Ryan Stockman, Johnny Cross, Joey Hudspeth, David Bennett and Chad Thompson.
Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.
Memorials may be made to Ashland Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Travis Barkley Sr.
HOUSTON – Travis Eugene Barkley Sr., 65, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013. He was born Dec. 30, 1947, in Joyner, Ark., to Marvin Eugene Barkley and Dorothy May Andrews Barkley. He was a member of the American Legion and an Army veteran of Vietnam.
He is survived by his two sons, Travis Eugene Barkley Jr. (Shannon) of Houston and Billy Barkley of Pell City, Ala.; one daughter, Lisa Fremin of Arkansas; seven grandchildren; his mother, Dorothy May Andrews Barkley of Houston; two brothers, Steve Barkley of Houston and Wayne Barkley (Susan) of Hot Springs, Ark.; and one sister, Carol Shearon of Southhaven.
He is preceded by his dad, Marvin Eugene Barkley.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home with graveside services following at Arbor Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.

Naomie Newby
BOONEVILLE – Naomie Newby, 91, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born July 29, 1921, to Louis and Myrtle Cissom Swindle. She worked for Brown Shoe Company for several years. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.
Services were Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Walter Downs and Bro. Jerry Kelly officiating and Bobbie Whirley delivering the eulogy. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Polly Newby of Booneville and Tena Newby of Baldwyn; one son-in-law, Thelmer Saylors of Booneville; three sisters, Connie Guin, Syble (Layne) Dees and Eunice (Jerry) Kelly, all of Booneville; one brother, Buddy Calvery of Booneville; six grandchildren, Sharon (Tim) Voyles, Kenny Ray (Becky) Saylors, Steve (Julie) Newby, Lisa (Todd) Ellis, Michael (Renee) Newby and Allen (Lorie) Newby; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Saylors; three sons, Billy Newby, Donnie Ray Newby and Kenneth Newby; her father, her mother and step-father, Monroe Calvery; two sisters, Louise Calvery and Charlene Fredrick; and one grandson, Tim Saylors.
Her nephews served as pallbearers.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
JoAnn Grimes
TUPELO – JoAnn Grimes, 74, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was born in Tupelo on Oct. 3, 1938, to Edward Oliver and Novie Lavelle Hand Clark. The wife of an Army veteran, she was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She was retired from Day-Brite Industries and attended South Green Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Irvin Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Grimes (Barbara) of Long Beach and Bobby Grimes (Tamra) of Starkville; one daughter, Dawn Hall (Brian) of Pontotoc; nine grandchildren, Ted Grimes, Barley Smith, Megan Grimes, James Murff, Kimberly Breedlove, Bradley Alexander, Josh Alexander, Emerald Voyle and Brianna Hall; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur David Grimes; one sister and three brothers.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememomorialonline.com.

Arnold Hughes
BELLEFONTAINE – Arnold Buford Hughes, 92, died Sunday, May 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in North Union Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Chris Smallwood
BALDWYN – Chris Smallwood, 50, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Donald Medlin Sr.
RIPLEY – Donald N. Medlin Sr., 83, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.

Lana Powell
EUNICE, La. – Lana Joy Powell, 55, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at her home. She was born July 24, 1957, to Leroy and Edith Cole Foster. She was a homemaker.
A memorial gathering will be held at 5 p.m. today at the Booneville Church of Christ Christian Student Center. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Desireé Doucet (life partner, Tracy Clark) and Bianca Powell LeBlanc (fiancé, Garret Falcon); one son, Josh George (Shelly); her mother; a former son-in-law, Ronnie Doucet; three sisters, Sandra Puckett (Lucian), Shelia Owens (Rick) and Pam Foster; one brother, Jim Foster (Shelia); five grandchildren, Trey Doucet, Jade Doucet, Caleb George, Tucker LeBlanc and Liam Falcon.
She was preceded in death by her father.

Charlie Shaw
HOUSTON – Charlie Shaw died Monday, May 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Willa Briggs
CORINTH – Willa Dean Fowler Briggs, 84, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Springfield, Tenn. She was a retired CNA. Before moving to Springfield, she was a member of Acton Church of Christ. She is a member of Main Street Church of Christ. She enjoyed making and collecting dolls, reading, sewing and crocheting.
Services are set for 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in Acton, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Lee Fowler; her parents, Otto and Lora Hubbard; brothers, O.D. Hubbard and Doise Hubbard; sisters, Veda Hogue, Faye Dials and an infant sister, Inez Hubbard.
She is survived by her daughters, Debora (Sam) King of Springfield, Tenn., and Linda (Steve) Bryant of Whitehouse, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sam King Jr., April (Stephen) Webb, Scott (Monica) King, Kristin Vandiver; four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at noon today and continue until service time.

Susie Owens
TUPELO – Susie Ann Owens passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.

John Wofford
WOODLAND – John L. Wofford died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Woodland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.

Irene Walton
HOLLY SPRINGS – Irene Walton, 62, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
Pat Cooper
CORINTH – Pat Cooper died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at South Harbor Apostolic Church in Walnut. Burial will be in Community Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the church.

William Bean
MEMPHIS – William Roscoe “Buddy” Bean, 84, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Methodist Hospital-Germantown in Germantown, Tenn.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenwood M.B. Church at Lamar. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Friday.