Obituaries Nov. 4, 2009

Patrick Thompson
TUPELO – Patrick Willis Thompson, 21, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at his residence in Lee County. He was born April 16, l988, the son of Walter “Butch” Thompson and Sarah Sartain Thompson. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and a Boy Scout.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed nature, fishing, all animals and working on old trucks. He was a kind, caring person who always listened to your problems, had an ever present smile and tried to make the best of everything.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dr. Rick Brooks officiating. Private burial will be in the Sartain Family Plot at Lindsey Cemetery in Belmont.
Survivors include his mother, Sarah Sartain Thompson of Tupelo; brothers, Alex Parker Thompson of Tupelo and Michael Brent Thompson (Christina) of Canyon Lake, Texas; and grandmother, Hester Sartain of Belmont. He was preceded in death by his father, Butch Thompson, on July 22, 2007.
Pallbearers will be Austin Parmer, Matt Burchfield, Donovan Phillips, Kevin Petty, Brandon Ray and Derrick Presley. Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Deaton, Jim Roberts, Jay Miles and a host of other friends.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the Tupelo Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Food Pantry and/or Boy Scout Troop 8 c/o St. Luke United Methodist, 1400 Clayton Ave., Tupelo, MS 38801.

James Aaron Williams
ABERDEEN – James Aaron “Pete” Williams, 77, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at his residence. He was born December 22, 1931, to John Williams and Clara Perry Williams in Greenwood Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. He retired from the trucking business. He was affiliated with Prairie Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Services will be 11 a.m. today in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. George Collins officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Stewart Williams of Aberdeen; two daughters, Patsy Pigford (Lynn) of Columbus and Kathy Gill (David) of Ellaville, Ga.; a son, Michael Williams of New Orleans; a sister, Betty Jo West (Bill) of Hamilton; a brother, Charles Williams of Amory; four grandchildren, Kyle Gill, James Gill, Shay-Leigh Gill and Josh Brewer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruth Loden; and a brother, Herschel Williams
Pallbearers will be Ernie Tidwell, Bobby White, David Eubank, Andy Skelton, Glen West and Johnny Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bennie Callahan, Sammy Mitchell, Bobby Fretwell, Eric Fretwell, Lynn West and Tim Williams.
You can sign the register and send condolences on line at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Irene W. Malone
HAMILTON – Irene Whitworth Malone, 81, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 29, 1927, to Cornith Washington Whitworth and Eitter Bishop Whitworth in Monroe County. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County where she was a homemaker.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Center Hill Cemetery in Hamilton with the Rev. Roger McGrew officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen will be in charge of the services.
Survivors include a son, Tommy Savage (Joni) of Hamilton; and caregiver and best friend, Marion Gates.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, J. T. Savage and second husband, Lucian Ray Malone; three sisters; and two brothers.
You can sign the register and send condolences on line at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

W.B. Watkins Jr.
ABERDEEN – W. B. Watkins Jr., 96, died in the home of one of his daughters in Columbus on Nov. 3, 2009. A lifelong resident of Aberdeen, he was born June 11, 1913, to Mr. and Mrs. William Bismark Watkins Sr. (Allie McCluny). He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1936 where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He then entered the United States Army Air Corps. During World War II, he trained hundreds of American and British pilots and was honorably discharged in 1945 with a rank of lieutenant colonel. He married Frances Whitfield Massey of Woodville in 1941. After the war he returned to Aberdeen where he was in partnership with his brother, Robert McCluny Watkins in Plainview Farms, Prairie Liquid Fertilizer, Aberdeen Farm and Garden, Aberdeen Gin Company and other farm-related enterprises. He was a charter member of the Aberdeen Country Club where he helped design, construct and maintain the golf course for many years. Besides flying and golfing, he was an avid reader and lover of music. He was a member of the American Legion and First Baptist Church of Aberdeen.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with David Dunn officiating.
Survivors include daughters, Dr. Linda Watkins Goffman (Richard) of Sussex, New Jersey, and Dr. Cherry Watkins Dunn (David) of Columbus; grandchildren, Jayson Gladstone and Sarah Goffman of New York City, Rachel B. Watkins of Athens, Ga., Emily W. Ashbury (Keith) of Virginia Beach, Va; four great-grandchildren, Anna Frances Julian, Henry Julian, Luke Ashbury, and Andrew Ashbury; sister, Carolyn Watkins Bridgforth of Pickens; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, who died in 2005.
Pallbearers will be W. David Dunn, Jayson Gladstone, Stewart Bridgforth, Barry Bridgforth, Bobby Watkins and Richard Watkins.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time Thursday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.

Lou Rich
VERONA – Lou Rich, 90, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Community Hospice. She was born June 9, 1919, in Meridian to George Mathews and Bessie Mae Pigott. She was a retired teacher and a member of First Baptist Church in Columbus.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery with Dr. Bobby Douglas officiating. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include daughters, Mary Ellissa Abernethy (Paul) of Houston, Texas, Kathi Gene Bailey (Gary) of Arley, Ala., Francie Ann Williams (Ricky) of Columbus; five grandchildren, Jennifer Bailey Gaither, Lisa Marie Abernethy, Richard Lee Abernethy, Monica Williams Sherman, Erin Melissa Williams; three great-grandchildren, Cortney Sherman, Davis Sherman, Wade Gaither.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ellis Rich.
Memorials may be made to Love in Deed of First Baptist Church or Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1028 Verona, MS 38879.
Visitation will be 1 until 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Columbus.

Vinita Tollison Oswalt
EUPORA – Vinita Bigham Tollison Oswalt, 86, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, in the Golden Living Center.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Mathiston, with burial in the Spring Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.

Lewis Paul Chaffin
BALDWYN – Lewis Paul Chaffin, 62, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Hospital in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.

Brenda Hambrick
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Brenda Joyce Hambrick died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Darlington Oaks in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home.

Wenford R. Griffin
AMORY – Wenford R. Griffin, 60, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 14, 1949, to Erskin Griffin and Ollie B. Griffin. He was a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church in Wren. He was employed by MTD (Aircap) in Verona for 35 years.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Grove UMC in Wren with Pastor Steve Owens officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors are in charge.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Griffin of Amory; two sons, Rodney (Orphie) Meaders and Ronald K. Griffin, both of Amory; two daughters, Carrie D. Griffin of Amory and Paige Griffin of Verona; six brothers, Carl (Geneva) Griffin, Billy (Joyce) Griffin of Wren, John (Mattie) Griffin of Memphis, Lester Griffin of Aberdeen, Webster “Bo” Griffin of Tupelo and James Darden, Southfield, Mich.; two sisters, Rose (Joe) Stone of Holly Springs and Debbie K. Woods of Southaven; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Freddy Griffin; and a grandson, Ketavious Griffin.
Visitation will be 2 until 6 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel, Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Thursday.
You may also sign guestbook at nljonesandson.com.

Burr Mabus
TREMONT – W. W. “Burr” Mabus, 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1927, in Fulton to Purvis and Eycie Wright Mabus. He was retired after serving as Postmaster at Tremont for 20 years. He served as Itawamba County circuit clerk from 1956 to 1960 and served three years as chief of police in Fulton. He was a member of the Tremont Methodist Church and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He loved gardening and his dog, Abby.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Terry Paul Graham officiating. Burial will be in the Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Betty Mabus of Tremont; two sons, Craig Mabus (Sue) of the Clay community and Barry Mabus of Tremont; three grandchildren, Brooke Orsborn (Chris) and Shandi Foster (Lance), both of Tupelo, and Cassie Mabus of Tremont; two great-grandchildren, Kateland Kennedy and Cohen Orsborn; and two sisters, Sue Graham (Elvin) of Fairview and Ann Nichols (Roger) of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Wendell Mabus, Billy Mabus, Bobby Mabus, Gary Mabus and Jack Mabus.
Pallbearers will be Mike Mabus, Jerry Mabus, Stuart Weaver, Randy Holley, Lance Foster and Roger Nichols.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bobby Roberson
NEW ALBANY – Robert Lee “Bobby” Roberson, 75, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at his residence. He was born May 31, 1934, in Union County to William Lee Roberson and Etoile Smith Roberson. He served in the Army. He was a retired employee of the Union County Co-op. He was a member of the Wallerville Baptist Church
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Dean Timbes and the Rev. Trent Grubbs officiating. Burial will be in the Center Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie Grubbs Roberson of New Albany; a son Robert Lynn Roberson (Sandra) of New Albany; four sisters, Aline Locke (Melvin) of Oxford, Doris Roberson of Memphis, Helen Arnold of New Albany, and Pat Maxey of New Albany; a brother, Hugh Roberson (Pat) of Oxford; two very special children who are loved as grandchildren, Tyler and Hannah Pray of Brandon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Thelma Tucker; and two brothers, Roy Roberson and Ernest Roberson.
Pallbearers will be James Grubbs, Manuel “Heavy” Crossen, Jerry Brooks, James Coltharp, Larry Littlejohn, Gary Cook and Shawn Maxey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Roberson, Gerald Roberson, J.W. Todd, Cecil Allred, J.W. Ketchum, Billy Grubbs and Houston Richey’s Sunday School class.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Haven School, P.O. Box 135, New Albany, MS 38652, or North Mississippi Medical Center Home Health Agency and Hospice Services, 830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801
For online condolences and guest registry visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Willene Hester
TUPELO – Willene Hester, 80, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at her residence after an extended illness. A Shannon native and longtime resident of east Tupelo, she was born March 4, 1929, to George Rutherford and Cora Mae Dodson Mobley. In 1947, she graduated from Shannon High School. She married Daniel Lex Hester Dec. 25, 1951. She was a member of the East Heights Garden Club and served as treasurer for over 40 years. She was a member of East Heights Baptist Church where she taught 5 year olds in Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed cooking and gardening and was devoted to taking care of her family.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at East Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Glyn Wiygul officiating. Her son, Danny Hester, will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Nena Lowe (Lacey) of Tupelo; three sons, Danny Hester (Betty) Mitch Hester (Susan) and Mike Hester (Gail) all of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren, Lex Hester (Kimberly) Len Hester (Christina), Jenny Duncan (Scott), Mary Stewart Rhea (Jon Paul), Allie Hester, Amy Hester, Lacey Lowe, Moosey Lowe, Hester Lowe and Nate Hester; one great-grandson, Mitchell Rhea; one sister, Nellie Loftin of Collierville, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years, Daniel Lex Hester, who died Aug. 9, 2007; two brothers, Charleton Mobley and Johnnie Mobley; and two sisters, Eloise Martin and Adelle Williams.
Pallbearers will be Lex Hester, Len Hester, Lacey Lowe, Moosey Lowe, Nate Hester, Jon Paul Rhea, Scott Duncan and Kenny Gann.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177 Tupelo MS 38803; or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Lenette P. McDonald
DENNIS – Lenette P. McDonald, 77, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born Aug. 13, 1932, in Belmont to Den and Gertrude Graves Payne. She was a seamstress at Blue Bell and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at New Bethel Baptist Church in Belmont with Bro. Chad Albright and Bro. James Segars officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four children, Janice Skinner, Leesha Shotts (Ken), all of Red Bay, Ala., Bill McDonald Jr. (Donna) of Tishomingo, and Shane McDonald (Andrea) Belmont; three sisters, Genette Barrett and Gladys Sparks, both of Belmont, and Eloise Parker of Vina, Ala.; two brothers, Bob Payne and Billy Joe Payne, both of Belmont; 12 grandchildren, Susan Young, Kim Wilson, Nickolas Davis, Chase Davis, Levi McDonald, Erik McDonald, Ashlei McDonald, Ethan McDonald, Aleigha McDonald, Todd Shotts, Andrea Buchanan and Brandi Knoblock; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Coy “Bill” McDonald Sr.; her parents; three sister; and a son-in-law, Fran Skinner.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Credille, Dicky Sparks, Ronnie Cook, Scotty Payne, Mark Chumbley and Stacy Stepp.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.

Talford Wadkins
IUKA – Talford Wadkins, 73, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at his residence. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at New Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Ron Norvell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Wadkins of Iuka; a son, Stanley Wadkins (Tammy) of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three stepsons, Timothy Rutledge (Rita) of Burnsville, Thomas Rutledge (Amy) of Clarksville, Tenn., and Gregory Rutledge (Aleta) of New Orleans; a daughter, Deanna Cole (James) of Russellville, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Lori Davis (Chris) of Iuka; a brother, Larry Wadkins (Vernell) of Iuka; four sisters, Catherine Gentle of Tishomingo, Faye Martin (Earl) of Iuka, Nona Rich (Billy) of Cherokee, Ala., and Lena Magaraci of Sun City, Ariz.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Emma Wadkins; five brothers, Woodrow, Clinton, Milford, Donald and Hershel Wadkins; and two sisters, Celeste Tucker and Beatrice Harold.
Pallbearers will be Dwight Wadkins, Jerry Wadkins, Jeff Wadkins, Michael McAnally, Elliott Hyde and Jamie Whitfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Salem Baptist Church Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service time on Thursday.

Cathyleen Dean
IUKA – Cathyleen “Cat Momma” Dean, 61, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at her residence. She worked for nursing homes in the area for many years and enjoyed taking care of and helping the elderly. She loved to travel, fish and camp.
Services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Warren Jones officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Allen H. Dean Jr. (Ramona) and Arthur Dean, both of Iuka; a sister, Lavada Allen of Corinth; 1 stepgrandchild, Andrea Noreola; and two nephews, Bobby Paul Allen and Michael Allen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen H. Dean Sr.; her brother, Jim Johnson; her sister, Barbara Sue Johnson; three brothers-in-law, Joe Dean, Paul Allen and Malone Dean; and a sister-in-law, Doris McGill.
Visitation will be 6 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Callie Mae Ford
PRAIRIE – Callie Mae Ford, 102, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She was married to Shelly Ford for 48 years. She lived in Prairie until 2000 when she moved with her daughter to Michigan.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Baptist Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Prairie. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Eddie Ford and Paul Ford; five daughters, Inez Ivy, Louisiana Ewing, Lessie Gathing, Callie Mae Davis (Chester) and Josephine Harris (Otha); 45 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; and 98 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death in 1969 by her husband.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at Westbrooks Funeral Home. The body will lie in state from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Ed Webb
TATER HILLS – Edward Dee “Ed” Webb, 56, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A native of Dearborne, Mich., he was born Dec. 24, 1952, to Elmer D. and Bettye Wilmoth Webb. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. Following his career in the Marines, he was an interstate truck driver. He enjoyed playing computer games and special time spent with grandkids, nieces, nephews and extended family. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Lowell Johnson officiating. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Renee Webb of the Tater Hills community; four children, Jennifer Conley (Jason) of Tater Hills, Charles Matthew Webb of Tater Hills, Kristina Jewett (Thomas) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Edward Webb II (Cathleen) of Jacksonville, Fla.; the mother of his last two children, Darlene Fredrick of Jacksonville, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Lois Hardin (J.E.) of the Richmond community; one sister, Jenny Beth McCommon (Joe) of Wren; one brother, David Webb Sr. (Carolyn) of Tater Hills; his parents, Elmer D. Webb and Bettye Wilmoth Webb of Tater Hills; nine grandchildren, Peyton, Savanah, Katelyn, Shelby, Daniel, Mya, Lily, Seth, and Heaven; nieces, Amanda, Jessi, Jamie, Jessica, Kelley, Waylen, Megan, Katelyn, Ayana and Lexi; nephews, David Jr. (Amanda), Jason, Allen, T. J., Jordan, Justin and Ryan; two sisters -in-law, Denise Phillips (Jerome) of Fulton and Tammy Jones (Jeff) of Livingston, La.; two brothers-in-law, Jay Hardin (Melissa) of Houston and Trampis Hardin of Iraq.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Charles Boyer.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Bain
CORINTH – Mildred Louise White Bain, 84, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.

Jason Glidwell
CORINTH – Jason Glidwell died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.

Audrey Luedeman
PONTOTOC – Audrey Luedeman, 67, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home.

Stacie Peters
IUKA – Stacie Peters, 13, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, in Jackson.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. today at Ludlams Funeral Home with Leonard Casabella officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Gardens.

David Phillips
CALHOUN CITY – James David Phillips, 63, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at his home.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Hartley officiating. Burial will follow in New Providence Cemetery.

Amy Black
NEW ALBANY – Amy Swords Black, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Pontotoc Nursing Home. She was a lifelong resident of Union County. She was the daughter of Lacy Swords and Itra Williams Swords. She was a retired employee of Futorian Furniture, where she worked 32 years. She was also a homemaker and a member of Freedonia Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Glenfield Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Aldridge officiating. Burial will follow in Ingomar Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, B.L. “June” Wells (Carlene) of New Albany; a grandchild, Dean Wells (Anne) of Ecru; a great-grandchild, Olivia Wells of New Albany; and a niece, Swanda Boyd of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ruby Newsum.

Karenza Spratlin
CALHOUN CITY – Karenza Childs Spratlin, 94, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught the Older Ladies Sunday School class and led in the WMU Prayer Group. She graduated from Calhoun City High School in 1933. She was a member of the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce, the Calhoun County Garden Club, Gideons International and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was active in the local Grief and Loss Organization. She was a retired secretary for the Farmers Home Administration.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dax Summerhill officiating. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a niece, Frankie Ann Martin of Calhoun City; and three nephews, Richard Childs of Springville, Tenn., Brad Childs of Dresden, Tenn., and Granville Pepper of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rabon Spratlin; and her parents, Alfred B. Childs and Ada Springer Childs.
Pallbearers will be Rufus Stone, Jerry Rex Christian, Robert Ed Boland, Lee Harrelson, Michael Denley and A.M. Zeldman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church and Gideons.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International and the Calhoun City First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 4 until 7 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home.

Collin L. Ivory
SHANNON – Collin L. Ivory, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He grew up in the Pine Grove community and joined Pine Grove M.B. Church. He was employed as a construction worker and later worked at Tecumseh Products in Verona until he retired.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. G.L. Kendrick officiating. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Annie Ivory of Shannon; three daughters, Linda Townsend, Shelia Thompson (Rickey) and Patricia Smith, all of Shannon; five sons, Johnny Wayne Ivory (Connie), Billy Ray Ivory (Onie Mae), Robert Ivory and Collin Ivory III, of Shannon, and Cecil Ivory (Jackie) of Nettleton; a brother, Willie Bob Ivory (Barbara) of Amory; two sisters, Ella Rogers of Shannon, Gladys Fields of Okolona; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Curtis Ivory; and a sister.
Visitation will be 2:30 until 6 p.m. today in the J.W. Porter Chapel at Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.grayson-portersmortuary.com.

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