Obituaries Nov. 24, 2009

Lisa Sellers
CORINTH – Lisa Sellers, 42, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gospel Tabernacle Church. Burial will be in the Valley of Dogwood Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday at the church.
Ann Wigginton
BOONEVILLE – Ann Wigginton, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born May 3, 1936, in Tishomingo County to Sidney Bruce and Ruby Lee Sandy Wilson. She was an officer with The Peoples Bank and Trust Company for over 30 years. She was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Burial will be in New Site Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Quitman Wigginton; a daughter, Phyllis Greene (Mark) of Florence, Ala.; her mother, Ruby Wilson; two sisters, Cora Taylor (Steve) and Faye Robinson (Roger); a brother, W.D. Wilson (Etta Rae); a grandson, Matt Greene; and a granddaughter, Lauren Greene.
Pallbearers will be Myron Coats, Steve Taylor, Mitch Parish, Warren Taylor, Mark Taylor and Eddie Mauney.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Bobbye Newell
DECATUR – Bobbye Spencer Newell, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. She grew up in the Marietta area in Northeast Mississippi. She attended East Central Community College and became a secretary. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Services were Monday, Nov. 23, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Bro. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial was in the Decatur City Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Pam Keith and husband, Tom, of Decatur and Cheryl Mars of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, Camp Keith and wife, Brandi, Keri K. Clanton and husband, Tommy, Kirby Keith, Adam Mars and wife, Casey, William Mars and Sarah Mars; four great-grandchildren, Taul Clanton, Grant Keith, Mary Montgomery Mars and Maddox Mars; one brother, Garry Waddell and wife Gayle, of Saltillo; and one sister-in-law, Bea Spencer; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Harold Germany of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Olen Lavane Newell; her parents, Curtis Spencer and Maurine Spencer Waddell; and one brother, Arlon Spnecer.
Pallbearers were Adam Mars, William Mars, Camp Keith, Kirby Keith, Tony Clanton and James Yelverton.
Pearl Eakin
CALHOUN CITY – Pearl Clark Eakin, 84, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at Calhoun Health Services. She was born Jan. 6, 1925, in Lloyd. She was a retired employee of Kellwood. She was a member of the Calhoun City First Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dax Summerhill, the Rev. Jimmy Woods and the Rev. John Flippin officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery at Vardaman.
Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Boland (Robert) of Calhoun City and Mary Helen Roy (Daniel) of Monterey, La.; one sister, Hattie Morgan of Mobile, Ala.; one brother, Buford Clark of Bonifay, Fla.; four grandchildren, Rob Boland (Nikki), Andrew Roy (Faye), Devin Roy and Justin Roy (Brocky); four great-grandchildren, Roni, Marissa, Andie and Helen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Eakin; her parents, Sim Clark and Effie Ellard Clark; and seven sisters, Ruthie Clark, Lila Clark, Sue Burgess, Opie Woods, Smithy Guest, Dorothy Nell Barham and Jeanette Brown.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Christian, Johnny Aven, Lee Harrelson, Jimmy Cole, Terry James and Thomas Doles.

Mae Belle Miller
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Mae Belle Taylor Miller, 101, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. She was born Oct. 5, 1908, to Cullens and Donnie Pannell Taylor. She was a member of Deentown Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Miller and the Rev. Terry Hall officiating. Burial will be in Blue Mountain Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Mildred M. Guide (Joe) of Collinsville, Ill.; four sons, Henry Miller of Falkner, Samuel Lee Miller (Emma) of Ripley, Irvin H. Miller Jr. (Paulette) of Blue Mountain and James David Miller (Johna) of Ripley; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Miller; her parents; and two brothers, Tommy Taylor and Fred Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Billy Wayne Joshlin, David Bennett, Billy Nance, Michael Nance, Bruce Thornton, and Lawrence Lowrey. Honorary pallbearers will be James Henry, Kevin Hall and D.J. Box.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
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Joe Allen Jr.
AMORY – Joseph Carswell “Joe” Allen Jr., 86, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the Shearer-Richardson Memorial Nursing Home in Okolona. He was born March 5, 1923, in Amory to Joseph Carswell Sr. and Oma Jaudon Allen. He lived in Amory most of his. He was a 1940 graduate of Pensacola High School. He married Claydeen Freeman in 1953. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he received the Purple Heart. After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1950, he worked as an accountant in Clarksdale for two years, and as an accountant for Scribner Equipment Co. in Amory for 40 years. A member of First Baptist Church in Amory, he served as financial secretary-treasurer for 33 years. He also was a deacon, choir member, Sunday school teacher and superintendent. He was a member of the American Legion for 65 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson and Rev. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Claydeen Allen of Amory; one son, Gregory Freeman Allen (Cindy) of Amory; two daughters, Cheryl Jean Doolittle of Amory and Deborah Jo Boyd (Bill) of Newman, Ga.; two sisters, Jean Lee of Woodstock, Ga., and Sara Crow of Starkville; seven grandchildren, Allen Doolittle, Laura Jo Worden, Lee Allen, Blake Allen, Matt Fooshee, Shelby Fooshee and Cody Fooshee; and two great-grandchildren, Bailey Allen and Kayden Fooshee.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Danny Coleman, Jerry Reese, Tommy Tapp, Larry Palmer, Curtis Lewellen, Aero English, Lester Cagle and Tommy Clements. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Frances, Keith Allen, Charles Holland, Bill Fowlkes and the staff of Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home.
Visitation will continue until 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821.

Pete Ledbetter
WEST POINT – N.F. “Pete” Ledbetter, 78, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the Specialty Hospital of Rush Memorial Hospital in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.
Pearlene Walker
AMORY – Pearlene Walker, 49, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born May 21, 1960, to Isaiah and Minnie Sue Grear Dobbs. She was a member of Freewill Gospel Temple, where she served as a minister and Sunday School teacher. She was a graduate of Amory High School, where she played basketball and softball. She was a homemaker and a mother to many. She loved to read, especially the Bible. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Freewill Gospel Temple Church in Amory with the Rev. Willis Dobbs officiating. Burial will be in the Dobbs Family Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Frank R. Walker Sr.; three sons, Frank R. Walker Jr. of Birmingham, and Javaris P. Walker and Gregory L. Hadley Jr., both of Amory; one daughter, Chassidy D. Hadley of Amory; seven brothers, Isaiah Dobbs Jr. of Lima, Ohio, Larry Dobbs (Jackie), Bobby Dobbs and Allen B. (Margrett) Dobbs, all of Amory, Danny (Vetta) Dobbs of Birmingham, Gew Dobbs of North Carolina and Terrell Dobbs of Boise, Idaho; four sisters, Mabalean (Robert) Hall of Huntsville, Ala., Verna Dean (Melvin) Curry of Birmingham, Ala., and Marquette Pruitt and Connie Dobbs, both of Huntsville.
She was preceded to death by her parents and one sister, Barbara Sue Hadley.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Sara Lou Bailey
CALHOUN CITY – Sara Lou Bailey, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at Calhoun Health Services Hospital in Calhoun City. She was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Alabama. She was a homemaker and a member of New Providence Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Vardaman with the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Derma.
Survivors two sons, Curtis Bailey of Mabevale, Ark., and John LeRoy Bailey (Beatrice) of Calhoun City; two sisters, Willie Mae Carpenter of Winona and Lillie Walls of North Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, Eddie White of Benton, Ark.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Luther Bailey, in May 2009; her parents, Edgar White and Aubrey Mae Parker White; a son, Jimmy Bailey; a brother, Dennis White; and a sister, Susie Holloway.
Pallbearers will be James Tutor, Mike Wade, Buster Russell, Charles McFall, Buddy Voyles and Tobie Russell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Vardaman.

Irene Derden
HOLLY SPRINGS – Irene Derden, 76, formerly of Glendora, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hill Crest Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Lloyd Wiggins Sr.
ABERDEEN – Lloyd Jefferson Wiggins Sr., 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.
Services will be at noon Wednesday at Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and a wake will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Henry Mallard
RIENZI – Henry Mallard McCord, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Hinkle community, where he was a farmer and a carpenter. He served as an elder and clerk of session at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church at Hinkle. He also served as elder at New Hope Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. He was awarded Elder Emeritus for service in the Presbyterian church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Dr. Frank Brooks and the Rev. Curtis Bray will officiate. Burial will be in Hinkle Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Gladys T. McCord of Rienzi; two sons, Jim (Margaret) McCord of Hot Springs, Ark., and Fred (Mary) McCord of Rienzi; five grandchildren, Lee McCord of Rienzi, Leigh Ann (Chris) Cook of Loganville, Ga., Christi (Jim) Lindsey of Rienzi, Cindy (Mark) Monin of Hereford, Ariz., and Tracy (Greg) Pratt of Hot Springs, Ark.; eight great-grandchildren, Coen Andrew Lindsey, Chad Bradley Cook, Henry Deaton Lindsey, Clayton Hayse Pratt, Dallas Elizabeth Monin, Cayley Hunter Pratt, Jake Andrew Monin and Samuel James Cook.
Pallbearers will be Charles Lowery, Jerry Green, Mike Miller, Wayne Stutts, Dennis Rogers and Mark Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Bill Jackson, Dr. Jim Jackson, Dr. Hardwick Kay, Bobby Caldwell, Sanford Whitehurst and the Gilbert Hospice Group.

Charles Mathis
OXFORD – Charles Mathis, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at Graceland Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

David Hilliard Jr.
PONTOTOC – David “Bubba” Hilliard Jr., 35, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at his residence in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Florene Crumpton
NEW ALBANY – Florene Crumpton, 83, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Ruby Bumpas
CORINTH – Ruby Bumpas, 94, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hight Funeral Home Park Chapel. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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