Obituaries November 1, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Maria Cullin
SALTILLO – Maria Ingeborg Ursula Cullin, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at her home. She was born in Ansbach, Germany, on July 2, 1935, to Paul and Eva Maria Krause Sorgatz. She was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed her participation in the Hannah Circle in support of many of the church charities. She was an avid NASCAR fan, especially of Tony Stewart. She also enjoyed crafting ceramics with Clara Stephens and friends, and working crossword puzzles.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Mac Kain and the Rev. Richard Kreitenstein officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Bill Cullin of Saltillo; five children, Randy Cullin (Nina) of Iowa City, Iowa, Donna Cullin of Tupelo, Kathy Meyer (Brian) of Iowa City, Kristina Wilmoth of Guntown and Michael Cullin of Nashville; five grandchildren, Joe Cullin (Jei Lee) of Iowa City, Christopher Cullin (Meagan) of Tupelo, Courtney Mears (Manny Villanueva) of Iowa City, Curtis Condon of Iowa City and Brandon Wilmoth (Jasmine) of Japan; six great-grandchildren, Lauren, Alex, Hector, Manny Jr., Connor and Lucas; and one brother, Klaus Krause of Germany.
She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Brian Cullin, and Rachael and Rebecca Condon; two sisters, Gisela and Walli; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be her family.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Sunday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1305 Lawhon Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Judon
ECRU – Bobby “Frog” Judon, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Westhaven Hospice in Ripley. He was born Nov. 14, 1940, in Pontotoc County to Synic and Rennie Mae Kemp Judon.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ecru Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Baber officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Creek Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his children, Lena Mae Judon and Bobby Joe Judon of Blue Mountain, Cheryl Judon and Regina Judon of Ripley, and Issac Hunt of Memphis; a sister, Ruby Ann Legett of Illinois; a sister-in-law, Lucy Judon; his caregivers and nieces, Mattie Scott and Shirley Ware; best friends, Joe High and Benny Mack Cobb; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, W.T., William and Napoleon Judon; and four sisters, Pearl Nelloms, Ruby Mae Davis, Willie Mae Riddle and Mattie Mitchell.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Essie Spight
TIPLERSVILLE – Essie Aileen “Sal” Hines Spight, 71, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at her home. She was born May 30, 1941, to Archie Mayhugh Hines and Liller Blanch Gibbs-Hines. She joined Ball Hill M.B. Church at an early age. She attended Ball Hill School, then graduated from Walnut Colored High School. She married Q.T. Spight on Dec. 18, 1961.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ball Hill Cemetery at Tiplersville. The Rev. Buster “Blake” Walker Jr. will officiate. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four children, Quincy Lee (Joyce) Spight, Trent Lewis Spight, Angela Michelle Spight of Tiplersville and Tyrone (Penny) Spight of Ripley; nine grandchildren, Quinlan, Adrian, Carnita, Priscilla, Sienna, Ariana, Devontae, Quinn-Tyrone and Mya; a special granddaughter, Zaria; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Annie Gunn and Doris Bell, both of Tiplersville; and one son-in-law, Carl M. Johnson of Tiplersville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Anita Jean Spight-Johnson; and one sister, Johnnie Lee Wims.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family time will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Keenah Dye
NEW ALBANY – Keenah Cherie Keys Dye, 50, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 14, 1962, in New Albany to Ruby Lee Wade Keys and the late George W. Keys. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University and a BSN/nursing degree from University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove M.B. Church in New Albany with the Rev. James E. Dye officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Rickey Dye; grandchildren, Charissa Moree Dye and Trinity Wesley Logan Dye; her mother, Ruby Lee Wade; a special sister-in-law, Carolyn Dye Spight; and two nephews, Ken Spight and Be’Nard Spight, all of New Albany.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. The body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Wanda Brock
DUMAS – Wanda Rea Dunnam Brock, 63, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at her residence in Dumas. She was born June 24, 1949, to Earnest Dunnam and Marie Richardson Dunnam Linebarger. She was a member of Dumas Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Dumas Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, John Ragan Brock of Dumas; three sons, James Ragan “Jay” Brock of Dumas, Phillip Joe Brock (Jeannie) of Ripley and Edward Duane Brock (Amy) of Ripley; one sister, Joyce Hubbs (Warren) of Dunedin, Fla.; two brothers, Darrell Dunnam (Katherine) of Dumas and James Dunnam (Yvonne) of Hudson, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Brandi Brock of Dumas, Shelby Brock, Hannah Brock, Mason Moffitt, Jeffrey Moffitt, Dalton Jeter, Katherine “Lizzie” Brock and Logan Jeter, all of Ripley; and one great-grandchild, Addison Brock.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Edward Brock, Phillip Brock, James “Jay” Brock, Jeffrey Moffitt, Mason Moffitt and Dalton Jeter. Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Hubbs, Kenneth Jeter, Darrell Dunnam, Kenny Jeter and James Dunnam.
To view obituaries onlineand sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Lula Owens
TAYLOR – Lula Mae Owens, 53, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.
Services will be at noon today at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Burial will be at Yocona Cemetery at Taylor. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Sam Hollingsworth
WEST POINT – Sam Alford Hollingsworth, 71, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his home in West Point. He was born Oct. 4, 1941, to Allie Mae Hollis Reid and William Aaron Hollingsworth. He worked under Sheriff Virgil Middleton as a deputy before becoming a wildlife conservation officer for the State of Mississippi, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Old Aberdeen Road Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the Mississippi National Guard, serving during the Cuban Crisis. He married Jimmy Dell Thompson Hollingsworth on Jan. 5, 1963, in West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery at Montpelier with Wildlife Conservation burial honors. Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmy Thompson Hollingsworth of West Point; two sons, Mike Hollingsworth (Corinna) and Heath Hollingsworth (Jan), all of Montpelier; five grandchildren, Cody Hollingsworth, Dwayne White, Caroline Blankenship, Lara Hollingsworth and Gracie Hollingsworth; three great-grandchildren, Colin Hollingsworth, Carsyn Hollingsworth and Addy Fitzgerald; his mother, Allie Mae Reid (Waymond) of West Point; three sisters, Ruth Ann Self of Kissimmee, Fla., Judy Coleman (Billy) and Sara Ingram (Chip), all of Houston; and one brother, Jack Hollingsworth (Sally) of Panama City Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Paul Aaron Hollingsworth and Jerry Hollingsworth; and one sister, Adron Lou Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Tim Thompson, Keith Thompson, Bruce Pepper, Jake Hill, Curt Kisner and Marc McClure.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Dill, Dr. Cameron Huxford, Sammie McNeel, Charlie Dimino, Don Holland, and the Baptist Hospital Hospice team.
Memorials may be made to Palestine Cemetery Fund, c/o Jim Murray, 18515 Hwy. 46, Pheba, MS 39755.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Twyla Franks
BRUCE – Twyla Kay Bouher Franks, 65, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. She was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Bloomington, Ind. She was a retired clerk for Fred’s and Dollar General. She was a member of Pittsboro First Pentecostal Church. She was an avid supporter of the March of Dimes.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden in Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Shelley King of Calhoun City, Cheryl Matson of Maine and Teresa Rosa of Bloomington, Ind.; special daughters-in-law, Tina Cozart Kinser and Marla Franks, both of Bloomington, Ind.; four sons, Randy Kinser, Tony Kinser and Ricky Kinser, all of Bloomington, Ind. and Bobby Franks of North Carolina; her father, Homer Bouher of Bloomington, Ind.; one sister, Lavada Galant of San Jose, Calif.; grandchildren, Emily Kinser of Bloomington, Ind., Courtney Collins, Rachel Willis and Taylor Willis, all of Calhoun City, William, Michael and Kendal Franks of Bloomington, Ind., Ashlyn Franks of North Carolina and Hayden Franks of Texas; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Geraldine Vaught Bouher; and a granddaughter, Kylie Kinser.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations may be made to Parker Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 458, Bruce, MS 38915.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Dan Wilson Sr.
BOONEVILLE – Daniel Elvy “Dan” Wilson Sr., 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Snowdown Church of Christ. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the service Friday.
Bettye Lenoir
ABERDEEN – Bettye Hudson Lenoir, 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Pioneer Garden Suites in Aberdeen after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 15, 1930, to James William Hudson and Annie Montgomery Hudson in Durant. She graduated from Aberdeen High School, where she was Miss AHS, and she attended MSCW for two years. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen, where she sang in the choir for over 60 years. She was a life member of Aberdeen Garden Club. A resident of Monroe County for the past 75 years, she and her husband lived in the family home, Lenoir Plantation, where they raised their daughters. She was a gracious hostess for many pilgrimages and special events at the plantation home. They moved to Starkville in 2000, where they were avid MSU sports fans for many years and enjoyed cheering on their Bulldogs. She was a true Southern lady who never met a stranger. She loved her bridge club, which she was a member for 61 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen with Bro. Truman Thompson and the Rev. Whit Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the services.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Whitman Hill Lenoir of Aberdeen; two daughters, Sally Lenoir Scott (Bob) of Aberdeen and Betsy Lenoir Lewis (Howard) of Kosciusko; one brother, James “Jimmy” Williams Hudson of Milton, Fla.; four grandchildren, LeLe Newell (Chris), Stephanie Thompson (Robert), Whit Lewis (Leanne) and Griffin Lewis (Madeleine); four great-grandchildren, Hunter Sanders, Scotty Waits, Karsen Sanders and Liam Lewis; and her caregivers, Rosie Walker, Brenda Gates, Pam Gates and Diane Randle.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen or American Cancer Society.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Rachel Mills
BRUCE – Rachel Alline Ivy Mills, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 28, 1942, in Sarah. She was a retired LPN in labor and delivery at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, where she worked for 35 years. She was a member of LPN Nurse Association and Tennessee Nurse Association. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial will be in L.D.S. Cemetery at Sarah. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Mills of Bruce; one daughter, Kim (Robert) Mills of Lehi, Utah; three sons, Jerry Mills of Southaven, Phillip (Cindy) Mills of Bruce and Shannon (Leesa) Mills of Roanoke, Texas; and three brothers, LeGrande Richard Ivy of Augusta, S.C., Troy Ivy of Sciotoville, Ohio, and Roy Ivy of Biloxi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Henry Ivy and Marion Alline Frazier Ivy; a son, Stephen Mitchell Welch; a sister, Johnie Ivy; and three brothers, Joseph Leroy Ivy, Walter Reed Ivy and David Henry Ivy.
Pallbearers will be Russell Grooms, Kevin Ivy, Nate Lavoie, Jerry Mills, Phillip Mills, Shannon Mills, Tim Ward and Jeff White. Honorary pallbearers will be Aiden Mills, Blayne Mills, Tyler Mills, Kade Vaughan and Rickey Vaughan.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Annette Barnes
BURNSVILLE – Annette Childs Barnes, 71, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Chapel Hill Independent Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today at the church.
Memorials may be made to Chapel Hill Independent Methodist Church or Chapel Hill Cemetery Fund, 134 CR 944, Glen, MS 38846.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Minnie Neely
OKOLONA – Minnie Lee Neely, 93, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Care Center in Aberdeen. She was born Sept. 17, 1919, to Robert Neely and Minnie Clay Neely. She was a homemaker. She always wore a smile.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hebron M.B. Church. The Rev. Odell Bowens will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lee “Snoot” Kyles of Okolona and Jerlean Gladney of Houlka; two sons, Willie Pulphus and Curtis Pulphus, both of Okolona; 24 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Tommie Darst
BURNSVILLE – Tommie Nell Darst, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. She was born July 27, 1939, to Tom T. and Wanda Nell Scott Chambers. She was a faithful member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She was a housewife, and devoted mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark McCoy and Bro. Allan Casteel officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl (David) Robinson of Jackson, Angela (Rony) Moore and Lydia (Tony) Moore, both of Booneville; one son, George Thomas (Penny) Darst of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Jared Robinson, Riley Darst, Hanna Darst, Ashlee (Adam) Harris, Ryan (Jessica) Moore, Georgia (Luke) Patterson and T.J. Moore; and one great-granddaughter, Aislyn Harris.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, George V. Darst, Sr., in 2009; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Shaw
OKOLONA – Dorothy Pearl Conaway Shaw, 54, died at her home in Wren. She was born Aug. 4, 1958, to Mable Walton Conaway and Mose Ruff. She was a 1978 graduate of Amory High School. She was a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church, serving as a choir member and Sunday school teacher. She was an employee of Happy Hearts Daycare. She will be remembered for her love for children and her church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Union Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Perry Carr officiating. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Shaw of Okolona; mother, Mable Walton Conaway of Okolona; a daughter, Candance Marion Shaw of Okolona; and four brothers, Lee Roy Conaway (Norma) of Okolona, Bobby Conaway (Bessie) of Wren, Larry Conaway of Wren and Tommie Conaway (Monshell) of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Becky Watson
AMORY – Rebecca “Becky” Watson, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Memories and condolenceds may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Earl Ivy
OXFORD – Earl Ivy, 64, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at T.O.M.B. Building in Oxford. Burial will be in New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m.

Jeff Davis
BOONEVILLE – Jeff Andrew Davis Sr., 49, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at his home.
No visitation or services are scheduled. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ray McGhee
ABERDEEN – Ray E. McGhee, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his home in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Mark Muffi
TUPELO – Mark V. Muffi, 53, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Phillip Sparks
BELMONT – Phillip Sparks died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

William Blackburn
VINA, Ala. – William Howard Blackburn, 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at ECM Hospital in Florence, Ala.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halltown Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m.today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.

Anita Hayes
BOONEVILLE – Anita Lynn Hayes, 62, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.