Obituaries Nov. 9, 2009

By NEMS Daily Journal

Henry Hogan
WREN – Henry Jeff Hogan, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Douglas Jones
AMORY – Douglas Allen Jones, 50, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

E.H. “Junior” Gregory
PONTOTOC – Enoch H. “Junior” Gregory, 75, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc.
He was born Dec. 9, 1933, to Enoch Hayden Gregory Sr. and Johnnie Alma Bevill Gregory in Pontotoc County. He married Jane Patterson on May 25, 1957, and worked with the Mississippi Department of Transportation as a supervisor over the Road Stripe Crew before retiring. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, farming and fishing, and watching John Wayne Westerns. He was a loving father and grandfather. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Pontotoc.
Services will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Baldwin-Nowell Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Corley officiating. Burial will follow in the Baldwin-Nowell Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by three daughters, Vicki Seldenright of Panama City Beach, Fla., Rhonda Denton (Greg) of Pontotoc and Cathy Russell (Bill) of Pontotoc; one son, Paul Gregory of Pontotoc; one sister, Lee Pritchard of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren, Hayes Gregory, Chase, Brooke and Mackenzie Denton, and Kyle and Kayla Russell; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Wilma Sartin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Pallbearers will be Hayes Gregory, Chase Denton, Kyle Russell, Greg Denton, Bill Russell and Doug Patterson.

Raymond Long
ABERDEEN – Raymond Long, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Hazel Johnson
SALTILLO – Hazel Kellum Johnson, 96, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Home Place in Saltillo after an extended illness.
She was a retired seamstress and teacher’s aide. She was the oldest member of Covenant Life Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed cooking and sewing and spending time with her family. She was the widow of her husband of 64 years, Buck Johnson, who died 2001.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Rev. Bernhard Kuiper and Rev. Charles Covington officiating. Burial will be in the Saltillo Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Jill Palmer of Saltillo; a son, Jack Johnson (Mary) of Saltillo; a sister-in-law, Janet King of Saltillo; four grandchildren, Steve Johnson, Susan Weiand (Phil), Misty Welch (Robert) and Ashley Coggin (Clay); and nine great-grandchildren, Jon, Mary, Katie, Tim, Nathaniel, Sarah, Hudson and Ellie Weiand, and Mollie Nichols.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Jessie Kellum; and a sister, Agnes Bedford.
Pallbearers will be Steve Yoeman, Roger Potts, Tom Ellis, Kevin Moore, Jeremy Foster and Trey Flannigan.
Visitation will be tonight from 5-8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Covenant Life Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 997, Saltillo MS 38866 or Gumtree Presbyterian Church, 1011 S. Thomas St., Tupelo MS 38801.

Faye Leathers
FULTON – Wyna Faye Leathers, 71, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at The Meadows in Fulton.
She was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Hodges, Ala., to the late Jessie Daniel and Willie Mae Sullins Crouch. She was a Baptist. She worked at Bluebell Mfg. Co. and H.I.S. She owned her own business before becoming disabled. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She cross-stitched many beautiful things for her family and friends and loved her dog, Snow.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandy Wright (Robert) of Nettleton and Jeannine Wilemon (Bryon) of Fulton; one son, Keith Leathers of Fulton; nine grandchildren, April Padgett (Greg), Stephen Blake, Laura Terry, Bethany Wilemon, Nathan Wilemon, Emma Wilemon, Britni Fleming (Matt), Nikki Leathers and Chauncey Leathers; three great-grandchildren, Maddie Grace Fleming, Paden Fleming and Anna Grace Padgett; and one sister, Wilby Smith of Red Bay, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Leathers, in February 2009; three sisters, Cynthia Mitchell, Fannie Ables and Fennie Nichols; four brothers, A.B. Crouch, Curtis Crouch, Audie Crouch and Cletus Crouch.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Blake, Chauncey Leathers, Nathan Wilemon, Bryon Wilemon, Greg Padgett, Matt Fleming and John Hillhouse.
Visitation will be tonight from 5-8 and from 6:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.
Harold Cobb
NEW ALBANY – Harold Cobb, 95, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at his residence.
He was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed grabbling.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Rev. Mike Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Ingomar Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Ollie Juanita Bailey Cobb, whom he married on Dec. 24, 1932; two daughters, Fay Hale (Roy) and Julia Cooper; grandchildren, Denece Graham (Dwayne), Cindy Owen (Ricky), Danny Hale (Glenda) and Regina Garrett (Mike); and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Daniel Cobb and Sammie Turner Cobb; seven brothers, Reeves, Turner, Sam Kidd, Kirk, Scott, Lamar and Clarence Cobb; three sisters, Pearl Hamblin, Lily Cobb and Ethel Stepp; and his son-in-law, Carlton Cooper.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Ecru.

Elizabeth Campbell
JACKSON, Tenn. – Elizabeth Stone Campbell, 74, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at her son’s home in Fulton after a long illness.
Services will be on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Buddy Campbell; two sons, William Pomeroy (Sherry) and Tony Campbell; one daughter, Pamela Gaskin (Paul); a brother, James Stone of Baker, La., two sisters, Helen Sue Grochau and Frances Phillips, both of Jackson; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Larry, Brian and Bobby Lenard, Joey Pomeroy, Scotty Cleveland and Randy Broadway. Honorary pallbearers will be David Gaskins, Danny and Kenneth Lenard, and Donald Wilson.
Visitation will be today from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Destiny Knox
NEW ALBANY – Destiny Marie Knox, 16 months, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at the home of her babysitter.
She was born July 2, 2008, in New Albany to Nicole Howard and Detret Knox of Myrtle.
Services will be at 12 p.m. on Tuesday at Victory Life Center in New Albany with Bishop Henry Finley officiating. Burial will be in Gerizum Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her parents; a sister, Jasmine Howard; a brother, Damien Knox; her grandparents, Ella and Ricky Cook, Catherine and Billy Blackwell of New Albany and Jack and Julie Howard of Burlington, Wisc.; her great-grandparents, Elsie and James Blackwell of New Albany and Jack and Cheryl Schweitzer of Oak Creek, Wisc.; her godmother, Lynn Jeffries; her godsister, Ingrid Christian; her babysitter, Tanya Graham; and a host of uncles, aunts and other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Claude and Dorothy Knox and Barbara Schweitzer.
Pallbearers will be Keith Knox and Scott Howard.
Visitation will be today from 1-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
William Gilmore
TUPELO – William Gilmore, 46, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness.
He was a Baptist, a roofer and attended the Church of Jesus Christ. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and a NASCAR fan.
Services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until service time on Tuesday.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Gilmore of Tupelo; a daughter, Ashley Wilson of Mooreville; three sisters, Barbara Merchant of Saltillo, Shelia White (Tony) of Mooreville and Melissa Harlow (Jim) of Nettleton; and a special nephew, G.G. Gilmore of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Domie Lee Gilmore; a brother, Danny Gilmore; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Merchant; and his grandparents, Woodrow and Vera Lewis.
Pallbearers will be Steve Quinn, Matthew Merchant, Tony White, Levi Harlow, Jeffery Pearson, Chad Pitts, Shaun Pitts, Chris Merchant and Bradley Merchant. Honorary pallbearers will be his other nieces and nephews.

Gladys Purnell
BATESVILLE, Ark. – Gladys Earle Ward Purnell, 95, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2009.
She was born Feb. 5, 1914, in Rolling Fork to the late G.C. and Margret Barrier Ward. She attended and graduated from Delta State Teachers’ College. Formerly of New Albany, she taught school in Myrtle. She and her late husband, Joe Purnell, owned and operated a combination grocery store/gas station until his death. In April 2005, she moved to Arkansas to live near her niece, Doris Lillard of Charlotte. She was able to live alone until 2009, when, due to medical problems, she moved to a nursing home.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Glenfield Memorial Park with Rev. Earl Cooper officiating. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her friends in Myrtle and New Albany; her niece, Doris Lillard of Charlotte; her great-nephews, Scott Tefteller of Brinkley, Ark., and Chad Tefteller of Conway, Ark.; and a great-niece, Keri Horn of Jonesboro, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her brother, Roderick D. Ward; and her niece, Carole Tefteller.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glenfield Methodist Church in New Albany.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Edna Proctor
RIPLEY – Edna Proctor, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.