Obituaries Nov. 28, 2009

Lura Malone
BALDWYN – Lura Lee Malone, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 26,2009, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She was born on Sept. 10, 1923, to Ezra and Alice Carnes Lytal of Baldwyn. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Baldwyn Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with the Rev. Stacey Parvin Fuller officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include four daughters, Glenda Turner of Baldwyn, Martha Ruth Parvin (Steve) of Starkville, Billie Carmen Lambert of Los Angeles and Amelia Lewellen (Bobby) of Raleigh,N.C.; three sons, Jimmy Coleman Malone of Trezevant,Tenn., Jack Malone (Patsy) of McKinney,Texas, and Jerry Malone (Renea) of Corinth; one brother, Max Lytal of Baldwyn; 16 grandchildren, Ray Moore, Melissa Cameron, Mike Spivey, Don Spivey, Terri Robinson, John Lewellen, Stacey Fuller, Steven Parvin, Bethany Malone, Amy Owen, Millie Lewis, Matthew Malone, Chase Malone, Crystal Malone, Chelsea McCarthy and Austin Malone; 28 great-grandchildren, Amanda Moore,T.J. Rickman, Connor Cameron, Haley Spivey, Josh Spivey, Sam Spivey, Rick Spivey, Mark Spivey, John Robinson, Desiree Robinson, Katie Robinson, Kellan Robinson, Simon Lewellen, Jack Lewellen, Evvy Marie Fuller, Emma Grace Parvin, Branson Malone, Braxton Melancon, Blaine Melancon, Malone Cummings, Aubrey Lewis, Abigail Lewis, Hayden Malone, Felicity Malone, Riley Malone, Tanner Malone, Cameron Thorp and Avery Calame.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bernis Rowan and Mahlon Malone; two brothers, Stanley and George Lytal; two sisters, Ruby Mabry and Opal Strawbridge; one daughter, Faye Spivey; and one son, Danny Malone.
Pallbearers will be Marty,Terry, Glen and Bobby Lytal, Steven Parvin and Mike Spivey.

Vance Chaney
TUPELO – Van Chaney, 78, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 at the Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Margaret Killingsworth
FULTON – Margaret Ann Killingsworth, 73, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Dec. 8, 1935, in Red Bay, Ala., to Jesse James and Ruby A. Crane Barnett. She was a secretary at Prestage Furniture for 20 years. She was a member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church and a homemaker. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Eugene Stockstill and Bro. Howard Killingsworth officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Bobby Killingsworth of Fulton; one son, Michael Killingsworth (Pat) of Fulton; one daughter, Sandy Evans (Jeff) of Tremont; three grandchildren, Kacey McLeod (Stephen) of Waynesboro, and Justin Evans and Jacob Evans, both of Tremont; three great-granddaughters, Mallory, Reagan and Maddie McLeod of Wayneboro; two brothers, Myrl Barnett (Myra) of Arley, Ala., and Corky Barnett (Pauline) of Tremont; four sisters, Shirley Manasco (James) and Pat Pounders (Gayre), both of Tremont, Pam Owen (Bill) of Tupelo and Donna Pitts (Halbert) of Tremont; two sisters-in-law, Earlene Lonergan (George) of Zion, Ill., and Waunell Killingsworth of Tremont; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Ruby Barnett; one sister, Dorothy Grimes; and a brother-in-law, Gilbert Killingsworth.
Pallbearers will be Justin Evans, Jacob Evans, Jack Barnes, Rick Barnes, Stephen McLeod and Dale Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Mike Gannon
BOONEVILLE – Mike Nolan Gannon, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at his residence in Rienzi. He was born Dec. 11, 1931, to Johnie Q. and Ethel Baker Gannon.
Graveside services will be at noon today at the Rienzi Cemetery with Bro. Titus Tyre officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by several first cousins; and a special friend, George Wren.
Gladys Lomenick
IUKA – Gladys Moomaw Lomenick, 63, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. She enjoyed knitting, and arts and crafts.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Kenneth White officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Marc Lomenick (Sydney) of Winfield, Ill.; two sisters, Janet Lomenick of Iuka and Toni Morrow of Glendale Heights, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her children, Robert Lomenick, Vanessa Cannon and Shandra Lomenick; her parents, Arnet Moomaw and Jean Campanaro; and her brother, Joey Campanaro.
Pallbearers will be Joey Borden, Nick Cannon, Donald Rogers, Matt Jones, Clint Jones, Jimmy Borden and Roger Barrett. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike “Boom Boom” Cannon and Clayton Clingan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tishomingo Manor, 230 Kaki St., Iuka, MS 38852; or the Snowdown Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Arthur Pettus III
ABERDEEN – Arthur C. “A.C.” Pettus III, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. He was born Feb. 13, 1933, in Birmingham, Ala. He served eight years active duty in the U.S. Navy and he is a veteran of the Korean War. He retired after 20 years in the Navy Reserves. He had been a resident of Aberdeen for the past 32 years. He lived eight years in Columbus, Ga., with his wife, Linda. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Thornton officiating. Burial will at the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Kennedy Pettus of Columbus, Ga.; four sons, F.R. Pettus and wife, Linda, Tim Pettus and wife, Michelle, and Jerry Pettus and wife, Tina, all of Aberdeen, and Shawn Pettus and wife, Dona, of Saltillo, Texas; stepchildren, Charlie Kennedy, Cindy Kennedy and Jeff Kennedy, all of Columbus, Ga., and Joseph Kennedy and wife, Kim, of Panama City Beach, Fla.; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by mother, Geraldine Ferry; a brother, Joe Meny; and one son, Michael A. Pettus.
Pallbearers will be Michael Dodds Sr., Michael Dodds Jr., Clay Jones, Austin Jones, Michael Reed and Severino Ramires. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons, F.R. Pettus, Tim Pettus, Jerry Pettus and Shawn Pettus.
To sign the online guest register, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Jerry Maxey
SMITHVILLE – Jerry Maxey, 60, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory after a sudden illness. He was born Sept. 18, 1949, in Vernon, Ala., to Ruby Estelle Knight Maxey and the late Ferman Wesley Maxey. He lived most of his life in Monroe County. He was retired from Day-Brite. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and he was a former police officer for the City of Amory. He enjoyed listening to music.
Stateroom services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Smithville with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in the Smithville Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Ruby Estelle Maxey of Smithville; one daughter, Jennifer Horn (Steve) of Smithville; one son, Jerry Maxey Jr. (Sheryl) of West Memphis, Ark.; the mother of his children, Donna Reich of Baldwyn; two stepsons, Tom and Tim Chambless; four grandchildren, Taylor, Peyton, and Chaz Horn, and Nicholas Maxey; and one great-grandchild, Alyssa Graham.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Terry Maxey.
Pallbearers will be Tom Chambless, Tim Chambless, Steve Horn, Taylor Horn, Peyton Horn and Jerry Maxey Jr.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home in Smithville.

Evelene Hester
TISHOMINGO – Evelene Hester, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. She was a longtime member of South Crossroads Baptist Church. She worked for many years at Genesco Shoe Co. in Iuka.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in South Crossroads Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Braxton Hester of Tishomingo; two daughters, Jane (Jerry) Smith of Santa Claus, Ind., and Patsy Hester of Saltillo; three sisters, Anna Belle Wilemon of Tishomingo, Bettie Sue Whitehead of Iuka and Linda (Wayne) Lambert of Jacinto; four sisters-in-law, Barbara Borden of Booneville, Helen Borden Gasaway of Golden, Dorothy Hester of Iuka and Janette Hester of Belton, Ky.;granddaughter, Julie (Michael) Hesson of Louisville, Ky.; grandson, Jeremy (Sherri) Smith of Las Vegas; great-grandchildren, Luke and Samantha Hesson of Louisville, Ky.; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; her parents, Austin and Mary Jane Borden; a sister, Louise Russell; and three brothers, Noonan, Bobby Gene and Johnny Borden.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the South Crossroads Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Jean Coleman
WEST POINT – Jean Cox Coleman, 84, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at the Starkville Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 7, 1925, in the Tibbee community of Clay County to Carrie Prowell Cox and Robert Lenoir Cox. She was a claim agent with the Columbus & Greenville Railway System for 35 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church EPC. She married Billy Wright Coleman on March 25, 1949, in Columbus.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Oktibbeha Memorial Garden Cemetery in Starkville with the Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Billy W. Coleman of West Point; one daughter, Rene Hunt (Mark) of Starkville; one son, Ronald Coleman of Royal Oak, Mich.; one grandson, Davis Hunt of Starkville; one sister, Marcella Rinehart of Chula Vista, Calif.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel J. Coleman, on Feb. 25, 2007; one brother; and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Coleman, Davis Hunt, Mark Hunt, Joe Cox and David Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Starkville Manor Nursing Home, Dr. Barbara Fleetwood and Harry Rodgers.
Memorials may be made to the Starkville Manor Special Donation Resident’s Fund, P.O. Box 1466, Starkville, MS 39760.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

James Barnett
HOUSTON – James Royce “Peter Rabbit” Barnett, 69, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at his home in Houston. He was born Aug. 25, 1940, in Chickasaw County to Andrew Jack Barnett and James Gertrude Johnson Barnett. He was disabled.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ellzey Cemetery in Vardaman. Bro. Scott Samuell will officiate. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, James Gertrude Johnson Barnett of Lucedale; two sisters, Sue Doggett of Lucedale and Jimmie Lou Hurst of Hernando; three brothers, Sidney “Boo” Barnett, Willie Joe Barnett and Curtis Wayne Barnett, all of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Jackie V. Barnett.

Linda F. Brown
SALTILLO – Linda F. Brown 70, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a retired seamstress and a Baptist. She enjoyed quilting and cooking.
There will be no public service. Waters Funeral Home is assisting the family.
She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Dunaway of Blue Springs; one son, David Long of Lake Station, Ind.; one sister, Gail Szitasy of Kentucky; one brother, Lonnie Davis of Arizona; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Dewey T. Cagle
CORINTH – Dewey T. Cagle, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, in Iuka.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.

Wayne Lawrence
CALHOUN CITY – Wayne Lawrence, 56, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Community Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home.
Murry Sanders
BIRMINGHAM RIDGE – Murry Edward Sanders, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. A native and longtime resident of Lee County, he was born Nov. 2, 1921, to Harvey and Flora A. Roberts Sanders. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a member of the 464th Coastal Artillery Anti-Aircraft Battalion, which was the first American ground-based group in the China-Burma-India Theater in 1943. He was a farmer and also worked for Barber’s Milk for many years. He was a Mason and a member of Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church. He always enjoyed tinkering on various projects.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Bobby Holland and the Rev. Roger Smith officiating. Burial will be in McNeil Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, William Wimbs of Rayville, La., and Tommy Ray Sanders of Saltillo; one sister, Louise Wimbs of California; one brother, Dale Wigginton of Saltillo; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Evelyn Sanders; a daughter, Brenda Jo Sanders; and two brothers, Raymond Sanders and John Sanders.
Pallbearers will be Mark Sanders, Craig Sanders, Andrew Sanders, Bo Russell, Randy Wigginton, Tim Wigginton, Terry Wimbs and Bobby Byrd.
Visitation will continue prior to service time at the Saltillo Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Louise Reeves
WEST POINT – Louise Counts Reeves, 91, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born Aug. 13, 1918, in Paducah, Ky., to Bessie Gray and Will Counts. She was a social worker for the State of Mississippi in Yazoo County for 30 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. with the Rev. Don Bishop officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Rose Binegar (Billy) of Durant; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Smith of Yazoo City.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jo Marie Jenkins, on Oct. 26, 2005 and her parents.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 293, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Carolyn Duke
AMORY – Carolyn Monaghan Duke, 70, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory after an extended illness. She was born July 16, 1939, in Itawamba County to Thomas Carolton and Bertha L. Starling Monaghan. She lived in Okolona and in Amory. She married Max Duke in 1969; he died in 2000. She worked in the furniture industry and for the Amory Café for nine years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Okolona. She enjoyed bingo and her grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at the New Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Scott Johnson officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie Duke of Amory; three stepsons, Roland, Max A., and Gary Duke; one daughter, Tammy Duke Hathcock of Greenwood Spring; two stepdaughters, Linda Kincaid and Debbie Jean Hill; four brothers, B.H. Monaghan of Amory, twin Carol “Bubba” Monaghan of Fulton, Lincoln Monaghan of Oxford and Bill Monaghan of Amory; three sisters, Mattie Wigginton of New Albany, Ruby Griggs of Amory and Maddie Johnson of Amory; three grandchildren, Lashae Hathcock, Austin Hathcock and Makayla Hathcock; two stepgrandchildren, Melissa Jean Pujol and Heather Jackson; two great-grandchildren, Xander Henry and Alana Henry; and five step great-grandchildren, Amber LeighAnn Story, Dustin Brock Story, Dakota Ramey, Ariez Jernigan and Eve Jernigan.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, Franklin Monaghan; and one sister, Annie Kirby.
Pallbearers will be Austin Hathcock, Cody Kennedy, David Pujol, Dustin Story, Christopher Henry and Neil McCoy.
Visitation will be from 9 until 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home in Amory.

Glenda Gann
GOLDEN – Glenda Clark “Tootsie” Gann, 55, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at New Life Ministry Church in Belgreen, Ala. Burial will be in Belgreen Baptist Church Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Gerald S. Scott
BELDEN – Gerald S. Scott, 81, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at his home in Belden. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Minister I.U. Hoyle
ASHLAND – Minister I.U. Hoyle, 94, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at his home in Ashland. He was a retired farmer. He was a member and associate minister of New Life Church of God in Christ in Corinth.
Services will be at noon today at St. Luke Church of God in Christ in Ashland. Superintendent Bernell Hoyle will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include seven daughters, Jean Adams, Patricia Moore and Annie Price, all of Memphis, Jane Ledbetter of Huntsville, Texas, Dee Wilson of Palm Dale, Calif., Bobbie Jean Edgeston of Jackson, Tenn., and Gertha Richardson of Saulsbury, Tenn.; eight sons, Udell Hoyle of Los Angeles, Willie Hoyle of Corinth, Fred Hoyle of Olive Branch, Odell Hoyle of Blue Mountain, James Hoyle of Ashland, Cleo Hoyle of Potts Camp, Roosevelt Hoyle of Michigan City and Johnny Yancy of Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Anna Lee Richards of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Mae Yancy Hoyle, and two children, Henry Hoyle and Linda Hoyle.
The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. today.

Johnnie F. Bowden
CORINTH – Johnnie F. Bowden, 87, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center after a long illness. He was born April 11, 1922. He attended Scale Street School in Corinth. He was a Steward 1st Class in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1948. He retired after 35 years with the Tennessee Valley Authority in Paducah, Ky. He was a member of Macedonia M.B. Church in Corinth.
Services will be at noon Monday at St. Mark Baptist Church in Corinth with Pastor Kim Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Frankie Bowden of Indianapolis, Ind.; one stepson, Raymond McClellan (Claudette) of Corinth; two sisters-in-law, D’Ella Slade of Conway, Ark., and Grace Bowden of Chicago; three stepgranddaughters, Vickee Jones, Teri Green and Sonya Luter; one stepgrandson, Bryan Brown; six stepgreat-grandchildren, one stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy McClellan Bowden; one son, Charles Bowden; his parents, Jessie and Fletcher Bowden; and seven sisters and brothers.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the church.

Helen Curtis
NEW ALBANY – Helen Leone Curtis, 83, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Union County to Luther and Ada Mae Smithey Hill. She was a member of Palestine Baptist Church. She enjoyed music and dancing, playing with her grandchildren, visiting her children, fishing and cooking for her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with the Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Alton Curtis of New Albany; five daughters, Mary Joe Chism of Ripley, Marlyn Bailey of New Albany, Barbara Thomas of Dumas, Shelia Garcia of Ripley, Helen Thorson Ellis (Greg) of New Albany; 34 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Odie Way Curtis; her parents; one son, Arlon Curtis; one grandchild, Tina Fay Curtis; one great-grandchild, Joseph Roberts; and one sister, Essie Jewel Hall.
Pallbearers will be William Page, Rodney Page, Kennith Garcia, Timmothy Curtis, Nathan Curtis and Shane Thomas.

Tommy Null
CORINTH – James William “Tommy” Null, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at his home in Alcorn County.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corinthian Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

LaRue Suggs
DENNIS – LaRue Lindsey Suggs, 83, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at her residence. She was born June 15, 1926, in Dennis to Willie and Myrtie Mann Lindsey. She was a member of Liberty Church of Christ. She was employed at Smith’s Dress Shop for a number of years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Church of Christ with Bro. Ron Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Nelda Suggs Pacetti of Dennis; her grandson, Vincent Pacetti of Dennis; her great-granddaughter, Lauren Pacetti of Red Bay, Ala.; three nieces, Pat Moore (Jerry) of Belmont, Tammy Lee of Hernando and Tawanna Martin of Starkville; two nephews, Jerry Lindsey (Martha) of Dennis and Griff Griffin (Debra) of Belmont; several great-nieces and great-nephews; two special caregivers, Mary Wooten and Gail Barnes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Suggs; her parents; a brother, Freed Lindsey; and a sister, LaVale Murrah.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Lindsey, Allan Lindsey, Jerry Moore, Lindsey Lee, Don Lee and Griff Griffin.
Visitation will be at Liberty Church of Christ from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday.
Jo Watson
TUPELO – Jo Watson, 81, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Rosewood Residence after an extended illness. A native of Sherman, she was born July 25, 1928, to Hilary and Estelle Alexander Livingston. She owned and operated a beauty shop for several years. She married George Watson on May 1, 1976. She was manager of Super Sports in the Downtown Mall for a number of years. After the Downtown Mall closed, she helped her husband in the antique business until her health failed. During the time in antiques, she and her husband traveled and bought antiques in Europe, where they made many friends. She enjoyed going to Branson, Mo. She was a devout Christian and enjoyed her church and Sunday School class. She worked with the children’s department at Parkway Baptist Church for many years. After joining St. Luke United Methodist Church, she enjoyed her Sunday School Class and traveling on many church trips. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was loved by all who knew her for her loving kindness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Rick Brooks and the Rev. Sherry Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, George Watson of Tupelo; her daughter, Nancy Lavely (Phil) of Savannah, Ga.; her stepdaughter, Janet Watson of Memphis; her stepson, Stennis Watson of Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren, Kellie Watts (Todd) of Columbia, Jon Michael Morgan (Sarah) of Charlotte, N.C., and Lee Morgan of Savannah, Ga.; six great-grandchildren, Jon Luke, Alexander and Ladner Watts, and Jillian, Marlo and Silas Morgan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Roy, Byron, Harold, Paul and James Livingston; and one sister, Mary Hall.
Pallbearers will be her son-in-law, Phil Lavely; grandsons, Jon Michael Morgan and Lee Morgan; grandson-in-law, Todd Watts; her great-grandsons, Jon Luke Watts, Alexander Watts, Ladner Watts, and Silas Morgan; and Rudolph Franks, Tom Barnett and Billy Hitt.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of her Sunday School, the Senior Adults of St. Luke United Methodist Church; and James Sloan, Jim Couch, Tony Barkley and Charles Miller.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hershel R. Hughey
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Hershel Rudell Hughey, 80, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at his residence. He was born Jan. 30,1929, to Shafter V. Hughey and Lula Wooley Hughey. He was a member of Academy Baptist Church. He was in the insurance business for 20 years and he was the owner of Hughey Insurance Agency. He loved gardening and dancing of all kinds, especially square dancing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Earl Barron officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Smith (Glynn) of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Anita Hughey of Memphis; one daughter-in-law, Carol Hughey of Germantown, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Mallory Hughey of Germantown; one sister, Ruth Malone (Perry W.) of Blue Mountain; and one brother, Wayne Hughey (Billie) of Blue Mountain.
He was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Tony Hughey; and his parents.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

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