Obituaries November 26, 2010

David Baldwin
TUPELO – David Lee Baldwin died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 11, 1959, to Willie Ward Baldwin and Rosie Lee Lyles in Houston. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with Second Baptist in Houston. Later in life, he became a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist and then Living Word and Praise Sanctuary. In March 1992, he married Teresa Ann Middlebrooks Baldwin. They had two daughters, Talisha and Shanika. He was employed by Independent Furniture, Quincy’s, Walkers Detail Shop and at the present, Tender Care Learning Center, where he was loved by everyone.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Living Word and Praise Sanctuary in Tupelo with the Rev. Tony Hereford officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Baldwin; two daughters, Talisha and Shanika Baldwin, all of Tupelo; one brother, Ludean Chandler (Bessie) of Houston; one sister, Mattie Blassingame (Carl) of Detroit, Mich.; one godson, Derick Horton of Tupelo; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandmother, Elma Baldwin (Sylvester).
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Saturday.
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Linda Burgess
SHANNON – Linda Jean Boren Burgess, 65, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at her residence in Shannon after a brief illness. She was born in Prentiss County on July 21, 1945, to Roy Lee Boren and Lydia Mink Boren Boxx. She grew up in Prentiss County, graduated from high school there and received her associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College. She practiced nursing most of her adult life. Her employments included North Mississippi Medical Center, travel nursing and health facilities in Texarkana, Texas, where she lived for 20 years and retired. She returned home to Mississippi in 2008 and lived near her sister in Shannon. She attended locally the West Main Church of Christ before her health failed. Mrs. Burgess enjoyed NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, country music, working crossword puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune on TV and working with her computer. She was especially fond of her 5-year-old great-granddaughter, Breanna, whom she was raising.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Minister Charles Tharp officiating. Private burial will be in the Boren family plot at Liberty Cemetery east of Booneville.
Survivors include her mother, Lydia Mink Boren Boxx of Byhalia; her daughter, Penelope Lee “Penny” Hare (Rick) of Booneville; her son, Lonnie Clayton Merideth (Bridgette) of Hamilton, Ohio; her grandchildren, Jeremy Stuart Gould, Victoria Alexander, Kayla Merideth, Haley Jones, Jeremy Jones, Carla Collins and Angela Eversole; one great-granddaughter, Breanna Merideth; two sisters, Nancy Wright (Larry) of Germantown, Tenn., and Helen Barnett (Larry) of Shannon; a brother, Roy Lee Boren Jr. (Carolyn) of House Springs, Mo.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday all at Holland Funeral Directors.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.

Leonard LeSueur
HOLLY SPRINGS – Leonard Lee LeSueur, 52, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Holly Springs. Burial will be in LeSueur Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. Saturday.

Tressie Johnson
FULTON – Tressie Johnson, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at The Meadows Nursing Home in Fulton. She was born April 19, 1933, in Belmont to William Claude and Mabel Clara Tolman Credille. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Bill Adams officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Armstrong (George) and Clara Mitchell (Ricky); two sons, Jimmy Johnson (Debbie) and Steve Johnson (Amy), all of Fulton; two sisters, Dessie Parham (Marvin) of Belmont and Janice Credille of Olive Branch; one brother, Ray Credille of Belmont; six grandchildren, Rick Mitchell (Nan), Renee Mitchell (Stephanie), Kevin Armstrong (Leah), Jessica Milam, Donnie Johnson (Angela) and Madison Johnson; five stepgrandchildren, Nikki Oliver, Kayla Jenkins, Austin Jenkins, Becky Jenkins and Zac Jenkins; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, J.T. Johnson, and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Armstrong, Donnie Johnson, Rick Mitchell, Ricky Johnson, Steve Sanford, Jerry Credille and Arthur Parham.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Theresa J. Hurley
AMORY – Theresa J. Hurley, 61, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on Jan. 14, 1949, in Iron Mountain, Mich., she was a daughter of Catherine Badini LeQuia and the late Leo LeQuia. A stern, hardworking, independent and loving mother, Mrs. Hurley was of the Catholic faith. Having a love for cooking, especially Italian, she owned and operated Moma T’s for seven years and had previously worked at Amory Garment. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and going to the casinos. Having a big heart, she would take in stray dogs and cats and was a supporter of the Humane Society.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Danny Burks officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
She is survived by a daughter, Denna (Michail) Abbott of Amory; sons, Scot (Jill) Hurley of Amory and Dewayne (Lori) Hurley of Shannon; her mother, Catherine B. LeQuia of Amory; sister, Mary LeQuia of Amory; grandchildren, Brooke Shoup, Josh Hurley, Brandon Abbott, Brandon Ethridge, Sarah Abbott, Kayla Hurley, Devan Hurley and Kade Abbott; great-granddaughter, Ansley Kate Shoup; special nieces and nephews, Mike and Judy Hurley, George Johnson, Fran Coleman; and several other nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Antoinette “Toni” Kozlowitz.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Tribble, Jessie Davidson, Rubel Adams, Steve Johnson, Jim Kennedy and Dennis Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Round Table at Moma T’s, William Pickle, Jimmy Reeves, Michael Dykes and Bo Dykes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Amory Humane Society, 1317 Old Hwy. 6, Amory, MS 38821, or to Amory Food Pantry, 123 S. Main St., Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Paul Jones
MOSCOW, Tenn. – Paul Lester Jones, 60, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Peebles West Funeral Chapel in Oakland, Tenn. Burial will be in Fayette County Memorial Park in Oakland, Tenn. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Willie Mae Frierson
TUPELO – Willie Mae Frierson died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors.

Homer Parrish
PONTOTOC – Homer Franklin Parrish, 66, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He served in the National Guard for 12 years. He was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church in Sledge and a retired riverboat worker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Burial will be in Longtown Cemetery at Crenshaw. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Mildred Parrish; two sons, Chad (Lynn) Parrish and Shane (Tina) Parrish; three grandchildren, Rodney Parrish, Angela Parrish and Kyle Parrish; and a great-granddaughter, Maddy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Parrish.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Parrish, Rodney Parrish, Greg McLaughlin, Shane Parrish, Chad Parrish and Raymond Owen.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Tillman Shelton Sr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Tillman Snipe Shelton Sr., 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Alliance Healthcare System in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell No. 2 M.B. Church in Hudsonville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be present from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. Saturday.

Bennie McDonald
ABERDEEN – Bennie James McDonald, 51, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

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