Obituaries Nov. 27, 2009

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jimmie Stanfield
VERONA – Jimmie Edward Stanfield, 66, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona. He was born Oct. 3, 1943, to Fulton Stanfield and Nina Stanfield.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Zion M.B. Church at Van Vleet. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Elizabeth Naugle (Anthony) of Ecru, and Loretta Stanfield, Arlene Stanfield and La Keysha Stanfield, all of Okolona; two sons, Jerry Williams (Jerlene ) and Willie Frank Williams (Linda), all of Okolona; one sister, Lillie Mae Stanfield of Houston; four brothers, Lee Stanfield (Mamie), John R. Stanfield, Henry C. Stanfield and Wayne Buchanan (Ruby), all of Okolona; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, five stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild; one sister, Mary Stanfield; and two brothers, L.C. Stanfield and George Stanfield.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today.
William Christian
SHANNON – William R. Christian, 94, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at The Meadows Assisted Living Center in Fulton after a long illness. Formerly of Baldwyn, he was a farmer and a past employee of Mid-South Packers and Day-Brite Lighting. He was a member and past deacon of Friendship Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with the Rev. Adron Horne officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Copeland Hester Christian of Shannon; one son, Ellis Wayne Christian and Jan of Lewisburg, Tenn.; one stepson, Clinton Hester and Jimmie Lou of Shannon; one sister, Mary Eleanor Pyle and Jim of Moses Lake, Wash.; one sister-in-law, Irene Christian of Baldwyn; one brother, Hershel C. Christian and Bilmer of Grenada; two grandchildren, Camille Christian and Sherri Rains and Troy; four stepgrandchildren, Lisa Roberts and Mike, Joe Hester, Deana Patrick and Alan, and Mary Patton and Anthony.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Hopkins Christian; his parents, William Arthur and Mary Ella Corbin Christian; one sister, Georgia Lou Lewis and Marcus; and two brothers, James Turner Christian and Columbus (Bunt) and Irene Christian.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to service time today at the funeral home.
James Williams
NEW ALBANY – James Carson Williams, 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was born July 21, 1925, in Union County to James Victor and Charlie Pearl Stewart Williams. He retired from Haygood Inc. in Memphis. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, a member of the V.F.W. a Mason and a Shriner. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he played on the baseball team. He was an member of Ingomar Baptist Church, where he actively served in Brotherhood and as a lay minister.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ingomar Baptist Church with the Rev. Truman Thompson, the Rev. Clyde Pound and the Rev. Gary Linville officiating. Burial will be in New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Stout Williams of New Albany; one daughter, Sue Sigman (Bill) of Cordova, Tenn.; a stepson, Will Coleman (Liz) of Collierville, Tenn.; a stepgrandson, Ben Coleman; a sister-in-law, Annie Williams; a nephew, Terry Williams (Kathy); and a great-niece, Cristie Printup (Preston).
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 45 years, Rose Haskins Williams; and a brother, Dwight Williams.
Pallbearers will be Edd Prawl, Jerry Edwards, Jimmy Garrett, Randy Lyons, Hugh Coleman and Jimmy Yarbrough. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick McCay, Garland Gray, Lamar Turner, Billie Williams, Carl Allen and Dr. Jeff Sweatt.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Ingomar Baptist Church Building Fund.
In honor of James Carson Williams, United Funeral Service will fly the flag of the U.S. Marines at the funeral home during visitation and service.

Susie Gravatt
MEMPHIS – Donna Sue “Susie“ Holley Gravatt, 56, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at her residence. She was born Oct. 27, 1953, to Dixie Lewellen Jones (Curtis) of Waverly, Tenn., and the late W.T. Holley. She was a member of Raleigh Assembly of God and a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Clifton officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Gravatt of Memphis; one daughter, Amy Gravatt of Memphis, her mother, Dixie Jones (Curtis) of Waverly, Tenn.; two sisters, Cathy Lockley (Larry) of Hernando and Connie Medlin (Steve) of Memphis; three brothers, Dickey Holley (Debra) of Birmingham, Ala., Mickey Holley (Jan) of Booneville and Keith Holley (Cheryl) of Atoka, Tenn.; and two grandsons, Noah and Elijah Gravatt, both of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by her twin sons, Christopher Gravatt and Nicholas Gravatt, and her father.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Holley, Dickey Holley, Keith Holley, Larry Lockley, Steve Medlin and Landon Medlin.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Mary McKinney
HOLLY SPRINGS – Lucilla “Mary” Martin McKinney, 61, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Strawberry M.B. Church in Holly Springs. 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 state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Joseph McDaniel
OKOLONA – Joseph “Joe” “Sonny Boy” McDaniel, 52, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. He was born Feb. 19, 1957, to Henry Clay McDaniel Jr. and Zipper M. Coleman. He was a 1976 graduate of Nanih Waiya High School, where he was president of the senior class and excelled in basketball and football. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church in Louisville, where he was Sunday School superintendent. He was an employee of Southern Natural/El Paso. He was a Mason and a sergeant in the National Guard. He loved playing the guitar.
Services will be at noon Sunday at Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church in Louisville. Pastor Robert Park and Andrew Kelly will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Frances Park McDaniel of Okolona; daughter, Audrey Rose McDaniel. and son, Joseph McDaniel Jr., both of Okolona; two brothers, Johnnie McDaniel and Ted Coleman, both of Preston; four sisters, Olivia McDaniel, Linda Joyce Rhodes, Evangline Cooper and Brenda Aikens, all of Detroit; one granddaughter, Paris Gates.
A wake will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Cordia Marble
PRAIRIE – Cordia Marble, 95, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at her home in Prairie. She was born June 25, 1914, to David Jenning and Lila Huddleton. She was a mother and a member of Shady Grove Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Church with the Rev. Polee Webber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Ella Mae Patterson of St. Louis, and Willie Mae McMillian (Esau) and Rayenez Davidson (George), all of Prairie; a daughter-in-law, Geraldine Marble of Chicago; a special niece, Elizabeth Davenport; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arthur C. Pettus
ABERDEEN – Arthur C. Pettus, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Zannie Mae Pounds
HOLLY SPRINGS – Zannie Mae Pounds, 97, formerly of Baldwyn, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Center in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Community Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.

Jerry S. Maxey
SMITHVILLE – Jerry S. Maxey, 60, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Carolyn Duke
AMORY – Carolyn Monaghan Duke, 70, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Hershel Hughey
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Hershel Rudell Hughey, 80, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at his home in Blue Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Margaret Killingsworth
FULTON – Margaret Ann Killingsworth, 73, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Allen Walker
ABERDEEN – Allen WAlker, 51, died at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home.

Helen Curtis
NEW ALBANY – Helen Curtis, 83, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today.

Harvey Carr
HOUSTON – Harvey Lee Carr, 80, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at his home in Houston.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Palestine M.B. Church at Van Vleet. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Montgomery Mortuary in Houston.
Frances Horton
SHADY GROVE – Frances Horton, 83, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She was a factory worker and a housekeeper at Baptist Hospital and Windham House. Her favorite pastime was her children and grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Trent Coker and Dr. David Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Bailey Coker of Cairo, Judy McCain Couto of Shady Grove and Karen Smith; one son, Michael Case; three grandchildren, Russell Coker of Cairo, Lacey Horn of Shady Grove and Kelsey Evans of Columbus; four great-grandchildren, Emily Horn Cameron McGillivray, Alex Evans, Bailey Coker and Tyler Coker.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, L.R. McCain and Waymon Horton; her parents, Corean Goudy and Edgar Lee Billingsley; two brothers, Caradine and Charles Billingsley; and a great-grandchild, Dylan Evans.
Pallbearers will be Russell Coker, Chris Rast, Michael Case, Scott Waldo, Russell Horn and Todd Mullins.
Visitation will be at Shady Grove Baptist Church from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.