Obituaries November 22, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Kay McDuffie
OXFORD – Kathryn Elizabeth “Kay” McDuffie died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. Kay was born in Lakeland, Fla., to Dr. S. Jay McDuffie and Dorothy Hooks “Dot” McDuffie. She grew up in Nettleton and graduated from Nettleton High School in l963. She attended Millsaps University, where she was active in the Theatre Department and completed her B.A. degree in music education from the University of Mississippi, where she was active with Delta Gamma Sorority.
Her adult life was replete with music and theatre, including all genres of music. She was a longtime member of the University United Methodist Church in Oxford, where she was a member of the choir. She was active in many theatre and musical productions in the Oxford community and at Panola Play House in Sardis. In her earlier life, Kay lived in New York City. She appeared in off Broadway productions, was a Radio City Music Hall singer and toured with John Raitt in the touring company of the musical, “Camelot.” She was a fundraiser and telethon producer for the United Cerebral Palsy and the Arthritis Foundations. She was a co-founder of the “Way Up North In Mississippi Picnic” in Central Park, now in its 32nd year. Her passion was teaching public school music with her last 15 years being spent at the South Panola Elementary School in Batesville, where she inspired her students with a lifelong love for music. Previously, she was employed by the Ole Miss Alumni Association and was an assistant to Dr. Jerry Jordan, chairman of the Music Department at Ole Miss. Kay was an original member of the “The Group,” a singing ensemble that traveled throughout the Southeast and elsewhere, entertaining and representing the University.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dr. Warren Black and the Rev. Benjamin Lutrell officiating. A private burial will follow in the Nettleton Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Hooks McDuffie of Nettleton; her sister, Margaret Carl McDuffie Gratz and husband, Michael, of Tupelo; and her brother, Richard McDuffie of Nettleton; her niece and nephews, Mollie McDuffie Gratz, Jason McDuffie and Sam McDuffie, and Michael B. Gratz, Jr.; and her extended Oxford and Ole Miss families, which she cherished. She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. S. Jay McDuffie, on April 20, 2011; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Hooks, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. McDuffie.
Pallbearers will be Jason McDuffie and Sam McDuffie, Michael B. Gratz Jr., Mollie McDuffie Gratz, Billy Cheek, Durell Hall and Lynn Hester.
Memorials may be made to Nettleton Presbyterian Church, c/o Bill Cheek, 3007 Butler Road, Nettleton, MS 38858; The Food Pantry, c/o Marilyn Hester, 389 Road 452, Nettleton, MS 38858; or to the South Panola Elementary School Music Program, 110 College Street, Batesville, MS 38606.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

David Cook
CORINTH – David Wayne Cook, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born March 4, 1937, in Alcorn County to Everett and Bertha Wilbanks Cook. He graduated from Kossuth High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired operator for Intex Plastics and a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church. An avid NASCAR and Jeff Gordon fan, he enjoyed camping, fishing, doing Sudoku puzzles, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Kenny McGill officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Rita Cook of Corinth; daughter, Sebrina (Jeff) West of Saltillo; sons, Scotty Cook of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kerry (Shana) Cook of Corinth; brothers, Bill Cook of Corinth and Jimmy Cook of Dresden, Tenn.; sisters, Dorothy Honeycutt, Brenda Faye Talley, Darlene McClure, all of Portage, Ind., Eydie Copenhaver of Pierson, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Gladys Flanagan of Corinth; grandchildren, Jay West, Lindsey Whitlock, Col Cook, Ella Cook; great-grandchildren, Colyn and Rowyn West.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Everett Jr and Johnny Cook; and his father-in-law, J.W. Flanagan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Burress, Howard Cook, Johnny McCarter, Johnny Newton and J.W. Mills.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from noon to service time Saturday.
Condolences can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
Preston Hogan
AMORY – Preston Eugene Hogan, 69, died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at his residence in Amory. Born July 31, 1943, in Amory, he was a son of Leslie Eugene Hogan and Ruth Laverne Hogan. He married Anna Jeanette Tubbs in the fall of 1968, just prior to moving to Detroit, Mich. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of the West Amory High School and an outstanding football player of the West Amory Wildcats and the Little No. 6 championship team. He later moved in the junior college rank as a pulling guard for Cohoma Junior College. Then he entered Lane College of Jackson, Tenn., as an outstanding guard and earned a college degree. He worked at Ford Motor Company for 40-plus years until his retirement. He enjoyed and loved sports and fishing with his family and friends. A great American and a veteran of the U.S. Army, he received various medals and was discharged in October 1972.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church in Amory with the Rev. David McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the United Memorial Cemetery with military honors. Darden & Sons Funeral Home of Amory will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Jeanette Hogan of Amory; his mother, Ruth Laverne Hogan of Detroit; two daughters, Dewanda Hogan Holley and Patrice Lashaun Hogan, both of Detroit, Mich.; four sisters, Janet Marshall, Marcell (Jimmy) Standifer, Sharon (Raymond) Foster, all of Detroit, and Margaret Lyles of Amory; one brother, Vernon Hogan of Detroit.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Eugene Hogan; two sisters, Beverly Hogan and Marilyn Marshall.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today. The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time on Saturday.

Margaret Crawley
NETTLETON – Margaret Frances Hood Crawley, 69, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born on July 21, 1943, in Monroe County to William Raymond and Esther Etta Cantrell Hood. She was a native of Nettleton and a lifelong member of the Nettleton Church of Christ. She was an active church member and enjoyed doing the Lord’s work. A former factory worker, she was a good housekeeper and enjoyed working in her yard and caring for her cat, Tom.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nettleton Church of Christ with Bro. Jimmy Bates and Bro. Jeff Bates officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Bowden Crawley of Nettleton; one daughter, Phyllis Wright (Greg) of Hueytown, Ala.; two sons, Brad Crawley (Tiffany) of Nettleton and Ricky Dale Crawley (Derrinda) of Copperas Cove, Texas; one sister, Jewel Ballard of Nettleton; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Nell Green; and one grandson, Connor Crawley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nettleton Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 97, Nettleton, MS 38858.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Lillian Bell
RIPLEY – Lillian Reid Roberts Bell, 104, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born on Sept. 13, 1908, to Fred and Etta Reid. She was a faithful member of Center Baptist Church and always went to Senior Citizen Day at the church until she became disabled in 2006 and entered Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. She was a strong Christian woman who loved and took care of her grandchildren through the years. Her hobbies were sewing, quilting, crocheting, working in her flowers, doing crossword puzzles and watching the hummingbirds gather around her feeders. She will always be remembered for her homemade biscuits and how she got enjoyment out of feeding anyone who came to visit her.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Billy Lee Foley officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery. United Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.
Survivors include four grandchildren, Sandra Steele (Brooks) of Endville, David Snipes (Linda) of Blue Mountain, Terry Hill (Tammy) of New Albany and Sarah Melson (Rick) of Huntsville, Ala.; 10 great-grandchiidren, Carol Wilgus, Terry Steele, Angie Shields, Chad Snipes, Lacosta Watson, Toby, Tyler and Tony Hill, Joni Melson and Anna Claire Melson; 12 great-great-grandchildren, one great–great-great-grandchild; one sister, Lorene Gamble; and one son-in law, Norman Hill (Frances).
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Etta Reid; her first husband, Ira M. Roberts; her second husband, lack Bell; one daughter, Kathleen Snipes; one son-in-law, Houston Snipes; one stepdaughter, Doris Hill; one sister, Myrtis Littlejohn; and one brother, Otis Reid.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Center Cemetery Fund.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Lydia Word
SMITHVILLE – Lydia Tucker Word, 89, died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on March 29, 1923, in Prentiss County, she was a daughter of the late Lafayette Miller and Janie Margaret Fraser. Moving to Monroe County at an early age, she attended Hamilton High School and graduated from Wood Junior College. She married James Derrick “Jim” Word in 1942; he died in 2006. She was a longtime employee of the Amory branch of the Mississippi Department of Health, retiring after 20 years. A member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, she enjoyed listening to gospel music. Her hobbies include visiting family in Texas and spending time with her grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with the Rev. Charles Coggins officiating. Burial will be in the Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Pallbearers will be Roy Miller Tucker, Donald Tucker, James Tucker, Scott Tucker, Wayne Tucker, Tommy Dahlem, Robbin Young and Adolpho Quan.
Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Gilliam (Don) of Elizabethton, Tenn., two sons, James L. Word (Lynn) of Lubbock, Texas, and Gerald Word (Debbie) of Smithville; one brother, Robert Tucker (Shirley) of Hamilton; one sister-in-law, Louise May (E.C.) of Bay Town, Texas; six grandchildren, Steve Gilliam, Anissa Gerber, Haley Word, Taylor Word, Allison Word and Jon Derrick Word; and one great-grandchild, Chloe Gerber.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, James and Roy Tucker.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to the Smithville United Methodist Church, 60003 Gum Street, Smithville, MS 38870.

Crystal Raper
VINA, Ala. – Crystal Faye Raper, 42, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Red Bay Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery at Hodges, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Toy Beatrice Marshall
WEST POINT – Toy Beatrice Marshall, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at noon Friday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.
Loreta Shell
TUPELO – Loreta Fair Shell died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Dec. 25, 1942, in Saltillo to Sank George and Fannie Mae Fair. She was a member of Poplar CME Church in Saltillo. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who had a way of making people laugh. A very talented person, she was an immaculate housekeeper, great cook, decorator and seamstress. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and listening to her favorite gospel group, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Charles Shell officiating. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Calvin Shell Jr.; four sons, Lee Hill (Virginia) of Blue Springs, Minister Bobby Lockridge (Mary) and Dean Lockridge, both of Union City, Tenn., and Kelvin Fair (Lashunda) of Tupelo; four daughters, Kathryn Shells (Kenneth) of Tupelo, Teresa A. Lockridge of Nashville, Aretha A. Lockridge and Hope Huff, both of Union City, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Teresa Harris of Tupelo; one sister, Kathryn Cobb (Roosevelt Jr.) of Tupelo; one brother, Bobby Fair of Union City, Tenn.; brothers-in-law, James Shells (Patricia) of Saltillo, James Armstrong of Blue Springs and Joseph Shells (Jennifer) of Nashville; sisters-in-law, Sarah Fair and Alice Shells of Tupelo, Merlyen Shells of St. Louis, Janice Babbit (Donnie) of Shannon and Gussie Fair of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

Zorina Quattlebaum
OKOLONA – Zorina A. Quattlebaum, 74, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at home after a long illness. She dedicated her life to her God Jehovah in 1952 and was an active member of the World-Wide Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses since that time.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James; two daughters, Cathy and Linda; a sister, Patricia; and a brother, George Bivins Jr.; two granddaughters, two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Priscilla; a daughter, Julie; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bivins Sr.; and her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Quattlebaum.
Her life will be celebrated in a brief memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Excel Commons at 230 W. Main St. in downtown Okolona. The family will be at Excel from 1 p.m. to service time for visitation. The service will be a brief Bible discourse explaining her faith and her hope for a future life on a paradise Earth based on God’s promises. Following the service friends are invited to remain and share fellowship and refreshments with the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any monetary donation toward these final expenses. A box for donations will be located at the memorial service site.
Margie Wasion
RED BAY, Ala. – Margie Geneva Wasion, 70, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her home.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Family Worship Center at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Family Worship Center.
Michael McDonald
TUPELO – Michael McDonald, 37, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Tupelo. He was born March 11, 1975, in Amory. He was a graduate of Marion County High School Class of 1993. He lived in Guin, Ala., until moving to Tupelo in 1997. He was a radiological technician for Tupelo Urology.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Guin Church of Christ with Bro. Gerald Gann officiating. Burial will be in the Guin City Cemetery. Norwood Funeral Home of Guin, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Ned (Angie) McDonald Jr. of Hamilton, Ala.; his mother, Karen (Ray) Coker of Guin, Ala.; a son, Hagan Makhi McDonald of Saltillo; three sisters, Summer Shea Box of Guin, Jordan McDonald Mize of Hamilton, Ala., and Kayleigh Burleson of Florence, Ala.; three brothers, Tres (Autumn) McDonald of Mooreville, Garrett McDonald of Hamilton, Ala., and Dylan Box of Guin; his grandmother, Etoil McDonald, and his grandfather, Bradford Alexander, both of Guin.

Tanya Ellis
SALTILLO – Tanya Lynn Reese Ellis, 45, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at her home after an extended illness. She was born May 29, 1967, in Columbus to George S. Reese Jr. and Martha Lockhart Reese. For about four years, she worked for Joerns Health Care in Baldwyn while living in Guntown, and prior to that for eight years with Baxter Health Care in Cleveland. She was an avid reader and MSU football fan. She was Methodist by faith.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Jimmy Ray officiating. Burial will be in Hollandale Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Johnathan Ellis of Fort Cobb, Okla.; her mother, Martha Reese of Saltillo; one brother, Scott Reese of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Jennifer Reese of Saltillo; two nephews, Xan and John Mark Reese; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Reese Jr.; her maternal grandparents, Hewitt and Carolyn Lockhart; and her paternal grandparents, George Reese Sr. and Beth Reese.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Lee County Chapter, 607 W. Main St., Suite C., Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Elijah Kirk
ETTA – Elijah Vaughn Kirk, 71, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Sanctuary HospiceHouse. He was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Arkansas to Jessie Alva Kirk and Ethel Minton Kirk. He was a long haul truck driver.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. today at Salem United Methodist Church at Etta. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two children, Tamatha Kirk and Timothy Kirk of Etta; his siblings, James Ray (Cynthia) Kirk of Texas and Linda (Jim) Bishop of Arkansas; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Lewis Rosenthal
NEW ALBANY – William Lewis Rosenthal died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 11, 1939, to Benjamin Larry Rosenthal and Mary Ferguson Rosenthal. He grew up in the Macedonia community of Union County and graduated from Macedonia High School. Soon after graduation he went to work at Futorian Manufacturing Company and worked there for 35 years. Later in life he worked for O’Reilly Auto Parts.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, New Albany, where he served as deacon, Sunday School secretary, Sunday School teacher, Church Training teacher, chairman of the Benevolence Committee, the Boy Scout Committee and member of the Camp Armstrong Committee. He was instrumental in organizing Clarke Street Mission and serving as a teacher there. He was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club and served as a volunteer at the Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County.
He loved fishing and spent much time teaching the sport to others, especially children. He was one of the organizers of the Connie Davis Fishing Rodeo held each year since 1983 at Camp Armstrong. Lewis served many years as clock keeper at West Union and New Albany basketball games. He was also a district football referee. He served as Scout Master of Troop 222 at First Baptist Church, New Albany. During this time Troop 222 was named in the top 10 in the nation in the awarding of the God and Country Award. He was awarded the distinguished Silver Beaver Award and the Good Shepherd Emblem for outstanding service to youth through the Boy Scouts of America.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of New Albany with Talmadge Littlejohn, the Rev. Rick Blythe and the Rev. W. L. Oaks officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Russell Rosenthal, whom he married Nov. 12, 1959; a son, William Bruce “Bill” Rosenthal (Linda) of Shannon; grandchildren, Tyler, Taylor and Tatum Rosenthal; a sister-in-law, Fumiko Rosenthal of Southaven; a brother-in-law, Billy Herron of Southaven; three nephews, Matthew Bernard (Robin), Jeff Herron (Sandy) and John Herron; three nieces, Amy Blackard (Nathan), Carol Hastings (Mike) and Cathy Massey (Chris); and a special friend, little Walker Robbins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Rosenthal; and a sister, Betty Rosenthal Herron.
Pallbearers will be Warner Bradford, Michael Brown, Mike Browning, Jeffrey Cook, Dr. Sam Creekmore and staff, Harvey Childers, Roy Cresap, Bobby Gault, Ricky Henry, Wayne Henry, Ben Jones, Talmadge Littlejohn, Robert Merritt, Tommy Morton, Bob Pitner, Rodney Putt, Ricky Richardson, Marshall Robbins, Rick Robbins, Steve Robbins, Tony Robbins, Floyd Seal, Brownie Tohill, David Wilkerson and Kenneth Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be all ordained deacons of First Baptist Church, past and present members and committee members of Boy Scout Troop 222 and employees of O’Reilly Auto Parts in New Albany.
Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 222, Camp Armstrong Fund or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 East Bankhead Street, New Albany, MS.

Tyrone Armstrong
TUPELO – Tyrone Anthony Armstrong passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 3, 1959, in Nettleton to Willie Quincy Walton and ILue Armstrong Brim. He attended Nettleton and Plantersville elementary schools, and Shannon High School. He was a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church. He was employed at Superior Products in Plantersville for 21 years, at Independent Furniture Supply for 15 years and at the North Mississippi Daily Journal for eight years. He married Mary Jefferies Morris on June 27, 1998.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Temple of Compassion and Deliverance in Tupelo with Bishop C.L. Parks officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Mary Armstrong; two sons, Tyrone Tramaine Armstrong (Giavonnie) and Kelvin Montez Armstrong (Gwendolyn); four grandchildren, Kelvin Armstrong Jr., Tyree Davis, Katlin Armstrong and Isla Rose Armstrong; seven stepchildren, Clarence Jefferies (Lynn), James Jefferies, Betty Dixon, Cherry Massey (Larry), Donald Morris (Tina), Eddie Morris and Gwendolyn Traylor (Terrell); 25 stepgrandchildren, 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; one foster daughter, Bridgett Lee (Alford); two foster grandchildren; three sisters, Shantel Ramone Armstrong, Jackie Walton and Mattie Mae Walton; three brothers, Quincy Walton Jr. (Pie), J.R. Walton (Amy) and Jason Lamar Brim; one brother-in-law, R.C. Smith (Pauline); one sister-in-law, Ethel McNeal; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Quincy Walton; grandparents, Joe Lee and Lizzie Armsgrong, Zackery and Mary Kate Walton; stepfather, Willie James Brim; sister, Tamara Lynette Armstrong; four grandchildren, Destiny, Tytisunna, Shandon and Josiah Armstrong; and one uncle, Cornilus Armstrong.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Earline Graham
FLORENCE, Ala. – Earline Inez Graham, 96, formerly of Fulton, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. She was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Red Bay, Ala., to John Archie Howell and Carrie Bell Walton Howell. After moving from Fulton, she met and married her husband of 45 years, Johnie Murl Graham. She has lived in Florence for the past 59 years. She was a bookkeeper for John Wilks and Sons, Public Accounting before her retirement. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Florence, Ala.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Orton (Fred) of Florence, Ala.; three grandchildren, John Orton (Allison), Paul Orton (Joy) and George Orton; five great-grandchildren, Ahbee Orton, Elizabeth Orton, Sarah Orton, Daniel Orton and Patrick Orton; one sister, Linda Pitts of Tupelo; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnie Murl Graham; one daughter, Mary Ruth Graham; 10 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Charlie Harris
BRUCE – Charlie James Harris, 64, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A native of Grenada County, he was the son of Lee James and Jessie Alice Harris. He was amember of Jackson Chapel M.B. Church in Bruce. He love listening to WDIA radio station, fishing and loved people.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Jackson Chapel M.B. Church. The Rev. Thomas Tillman will officiate. Burial will be in Bruce Community Cemetery in Pittsboro. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangrments.
He is survived by two sisters, Shirley Harris of Slidell, La., and Dessie Harris of Bruce; four brothers, Cleo Harris and Fred Ingram, both of Bruce, Leon Harris of Eupora and Sinatra Armstrong of Gore Springs.
Vistation will be from noon to 1:55 p.m. Friday at Jackson Chapel Church.

Williease Bell
PLANTERSVILLE – Funeral arrangements for Williease Bell, 76, are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Viola Lollar
POTTS CAMP – Viola Hawkins Lollar, 87, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Potts Camp Baptist Church. Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery at Hickory Flat. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.

L.D. Overton
RED BAY, Ala. – L.D. Overton, 64, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Johnnie Moore
LAS VEGAS – Johnnie H. Moore, 62, died Oct. 28, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was formerly of Houlka.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery at Houston. Montgomery Mortuary of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from noon to service time Saturday at the church.

Shirley Coggins
GUNTOWN – Shirley Coggins, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Betty McDonald
NEW ALBANY – Betty Joyce McDonald, 69, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.



George Cannon
HICKORY FLAT – George Lee Cannon died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

L.D. Overton
RED BAY, Ala. – L.D. Overton, 64, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Toy Beatrice Marshall
WEST POINT – Toy Beatrice Marshall, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at noon Friday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.