Obituaries November 11, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Ellen Sugg
WEST POINT – Ellen Frances Duke Sugg died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge or arrangements.
She is survived by daughters, Ellen Sugg Ward and Elizabeth “Betty” Sugg Person (Mike); son, William Ralph Sugg Jr. (Shurley); six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Ralph Sugg; sister, Suzanne Duke Calvert; and one grandson, William Thomas Person.
Pallbearers are Thomas Ward, Kate Bronson, Jon Michael Person, Bill Sugg III, Gregory Sugg, Anne Peyton Sugg and Beth Calvert.
The family will receive visitors from 3 to 5 p.m. today at her home at 744 E. Main St.
Memorials may be sent to the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation 103 W Broad St. West Point, MS 39773, the Historical and Genealogical Society at the Bryan Memorial Library PO Box 675 West point, MS 39773, or to the charity of your choice.
Friends may leave an online condolence at robinsonfh.net.
Calvin Barnes
ABERDEEN – Calvin Ruble Barnes, 82, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was born March 15, 1930, in Aberdeen, to Kager Barnes and Mary Smitherman Barnes. He lived in Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and worked at the V.A. Medical Center as an operations foreman in north Chicago, retiring after 35 years. He had lived in Aberdeen for the last 28 years. He was in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a Deacon and Elder of the Aberdeen First Presbyterian Church. He loved spending time with his family, enjoyed fishing and playing lead guitar.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Wayne Bruchey and the Rev. Sandra Sisson officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Esp Barnes of Aberdeen; two daughters, Rhonda Dale Barnes (Mike) Roberts of Paddock Lake, Wis., and Kimberly Anne Williams (Jeffery) of Belle Chasse, La.; three sons, Jeffrey Wade Barnes (Joanne) of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Christopher Calvin Barnes (Laura) of Milan, Tenn., and Matthew Victor Barnes (Katharine) of Huntsville, Ala.; four sisters, Elsie Griffin of Round Rock, Texas, Edna Long of Okolona, Delores Moore (Jimmy) of Okolona and Mary Gillentine (Roger) of Aberdeen; two brothers, Ernest Barnes (Brenda) of Baldwyn and Kenneth Barnes (Rachel) of Aberdeen; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dennis Ray Barnes; two brothers, Johnnie Barnes and Douglas Barnes; and one sister, Anna Jean Hodnett.
Pallbearers will be family.
Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Fred Lantrip
PONTOTOC – Fred Thompson Lantrip, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Visitation is Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Grover Lambert
BOONEVILLE – Grover Lambert, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillian Funeral Home.
Opal Massey
BRUCE – Opal Etoyle Massey, 87, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Banner. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was Baptist.
Service is at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Darrell Logan officiating. Interment is at Bruce Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Massey; mother, Verdie Brown Goodwin, father, Hubert Goodwin; two brothers, Clyde and Delmar Goodwin and one sister, Noble McDivitt.
She is survived by her sons, Danny (Elizabeth) Massey of Bruce and Andy (Donna) Massey of Coffeville; daughter, Barbara Bailey of Grenada; one sister, Dorothy Marcy of Houston, Texas; one brother, Claude Goodwin of Banner; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Adam Boyle, Freddy Buchanan, Benny Doler, Max Dorris, Bill Goodwin and Billy Poyner.
Wayne Brumley
BURNSVILLE – Euel Wayne Brumley, 74, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with military honors. Interment is at Harmony Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Hansford Farrar
TUPELO – Hansford “Pop” Farrar, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel. Interment is at Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senter funeraldirectors.com.
Tommy Pugh
BALDWYN – Tommy Ray Pugh, 46, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a self-employed construction worker. His greatest joy was his children and grandchild. He was an avid Alabama fan.
Service will be at 4 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Lamar Davis officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedars Grove cemetery in Leeds, Ala.
He is survived by his fiancée, Kathy Oswalt of Baldwyn; children, Dustin Pugh of Alabama, Cody and Tyson Pugh of Baldwyn and Kaley Price of Alabama; stepchildren, Lauren, Katie and Ryder Oswalt of Baldwyn; grandchild, Brody Pugh of Alabama; parents, James and Brenda Pugh of Leeds, Ala.; sisters, Teresa Pugh of Odenville, Ala., and Christy Bailey (Steven) of Springville, Ala.; and niece, Jordan Davis of Springville, Ala.
Visitation is 1 to 4 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Leeds, Ala.
Mary Lequia
AMORY – Mary Ann Lequia, 66, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Care Center of Aberdeen. She was born on Sept. 22, 1946, in Iron Mountain, Mich., to Catherine Lequia and the late Leo J. Lequia. She attended school and grew up in Michigan. Living most of her life in Amory, she attended Christian Chapel Church of Christ. She was an active participant in the Region III program. She was often described as being a very fun-loving and affectionate person, with a great sense of humor, who loved making new friends. She enjoyed arts and crafts, attending church functions, and singings. She cherished time spent with her family and made great friends with all of those who cared for her in her last years.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. David Highland officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
She is survived by her daughters, Sue Lynn Johnson and Shirley Gross of Janesville, Wis.; granddaughter, Winter Angel Gross; nieces and nephews, George Johnson (Tanya), John Johnson (Jana), Fran Coleman (Brent), Kenny Johnson (Mary Ann), Denna Abbott (Michial), Scot Hurley (Jill) and Dewayne Hurley (Lori); and a host of great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Toni Kozlowitz and Theresa Hurley.
Pallbearers will be Harold Johnson, Brent Coleman, Scot Hurley, Dewayne Hurley, Josh Hurley, Cayson Coleman and Lee Kozlowitz.
Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with her family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Betti Renshaw
TUPELO – Betti Bristow Renshaw, 73, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born Aug. 21, 1939, in Bruce, to Howard Ray Cozart and Tessie Parker Cozart. She lived most of her life in Tupelo, where she was a communicant of Saint James Catholic Church. She was talented, creative and loved to share her quilting and sewing with friends and family. Her other passions included Mississippi State University sports, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and being a devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend to many.
A Funeral Mass will be recited at 1 p.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Tom Lalor officiating. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is assisting the family.
Survivors include her mother, Tessie Parker Cozart of Tupelo; two sons, Robert Bristow (Missy) of Tupelo and Vance Bristow (Stephanie) of West Point; four daughters, Leigh Puckett of Dorsey, Betsy Walsh (Mark) of Roanoke, Va., Melissa Miley (Morris) of Tupelo and Becky Whitenton (Troy) of Tupelo; two brothers, Darwyn Cozart (Nita) of Verona and Steve Cozart of Tupelo; three sisters, Pat Bristow (Jerry), Sue Teem (Jerry) and Jo Cozart, all of Tupelo; two sisters-in-law, Sara Alice Renshaw and Mitzi Moore; and grandchildren, Taylor Walsh, Parker Walsh, Keely Gault, Sarah Vance Gault, Doty Miley, Wilson Miley, Chance Bristow, Alex Bristow, Anna Evan Bristow, Jeb Bristow, Tucker Whitenton, Bristy Whitenton, Judson Bristow, Julia Bristow and Griffin Bristow.
She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Cozart; her first husband, and father of her children, Robert Vance Bristow who died in 1971; her late husband, George Rod Renshaw, who died in 2000; and a grandchild, Ashley Elizabeth Walsh.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time on Monday at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Van Bristow Memorial Scholarship, C/O MSU Foundation, P.O. Box 6149, MS State, MS 39762 or Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors @comcast.net.

Alice Sprouse
BLUE SPRINGS – Alice Frances Kelley Sprouse, 97, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany. She was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Furrs, to Benny Kelley and Rebecca Lackey Kelley. She, and her late husband Odis W. Sprouse of 54 years, made their home in the New Harmony community. She was a loving mother and grandmother to each one. She was well-known by neighbors, church members and family for her Sunday dinners, including her specialty fried chicken and coconut cake. She was a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Robert Hogue officiating. Burial will be in the New Harmony Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Lusk and Shelby Gullick, both of New Harmony; a son, Jimmy Sprouse (Dianne) of New Harmony; a brother Floyd Todd of Ecru; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Odis W. Sprouse; and a brother, Leroy Kelly.
Visitation is 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Ed Mattox
AMORY – Edward N. “Ed” Mattox, 82, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born on Jan. 8, 1930, in Fort Madison, Iowa, to Earl and Beatrice Simmons Mattox. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School in Fort Madison, Iowa. Living in the Chicago area for 48 years, he was the safety instructor and former driver for Pace Bus. On April 20, 1974, he married Carolyn Thomas. Moving to Amory in April 1993, Mattox worked at River Birch for seven years, retired as a janitor with Hatley Schools in 2005 and went back to River Birch to work. He was of the Catholic faith and was passionate about helping others. Very outgoing and a happy person, he enjoyed fishing, golfing, dancing with his wife, mowing lawns, working in his shop and listening to country and Western music.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn T. Mattox of Amory; sons, Steve of Chicago, Ill., Craig of Las Vegas, Nev., Don of Chicago, Ill., and Rick of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Iris, Sandra, Cee Cee and Betty, all of Fort Madison, Iowa; grandchildren, Josh, Eddie, Douglas, Brian and Ricky; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Jaqueline Mason
BRUCE – Jaqueline Renee Mason, 47, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a graduate of Bruce High School, Class of 1983, and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Bruce.
Service is at 10 a.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Will Turner officiating. Interment is at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Bruce.
She is survived by one daughter, Jade Freelon of Bruce; one son, John Freelon Jr. of Bruce; two sisters, Geri Smith of Kenosha, Wis., and Jeanette Hardin of Bruce; six brothers, James Mason of Wesson, Jimmy Grooms of Thaxton, Jeff Grooms, of Thaxton, Stan Rochelle of Hernando, Kenneth Mason of Calhoun City and Mike Mason of Derma; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Boyce Mason and Lucille Conaway Mason; brothers, Roy Grooms, Bill Grooms, Robbie Grooms, Bobby Mason and Larry Mason; and sister, Patricia Baily.
Pallbearers are Davy Doss, Kenny Hardin, Ryan Hardin, Bubba Patterson, Danny Turner and Junior Turner. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Collins, Gabe Fulgham, Zack Goza and Keith Smithson.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.
Memorials can be donated to Calhoun Cares, P.O. Box 396 Bruce, MS 38915.
Online condolences may be made at parkermemorialfuneral homes.com.