By NEMS Daily Journal
VERONA – Thomas Elkins Myles, 79, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. He was born May 18, 1933, in Brownsville, Tenn., to James and Isabella Stubbs Myles. A graduate of Nettleton Line High School, he retired from Reed’s Department Store after more than 40 years. He was an active member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Verona.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Verona with the Rev. Donnell Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Jones Memorial Garden in Shannon. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Loverta “L.V.” Myles of Verona; two brothers, Jessie Myles and Roosevelt “Bo” Myles; one godson, Zacheus Fells; his mother-in-law, Alberta Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Theony, Thelma, Velma and Luvater; two brothers, William “Son” and David; five infant sibllings; and his father-in-law, Otis M. Jones Sr.
Visitation will be from 1 ro 4 p.m. today with the family hour from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
WEST POINT – Mable Dobson Jennings, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born Sept. 3, 1926, in Lamar County, Ala., to Nona Foote Dobson and James Henry Dobson. She was an insurance agent and later worked at Bryan Public Library for 20 years. She was a member of Columbus Church of Christ-7th Street.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Billy Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery at West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Jennings Boykin; two sons, John R. Jennings and Eddie Jennings, all of West Point; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Johnny Dobson of Ramona, Calif.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Boykin, Heath Jennings, Mark Haddock, Brad Chiles, Johnny Hancock and Butch Fulgham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Darrellene Fulgham, Dr. Andrew Wartak, Dr. T.N. Braddock, Dr. Roger Williams, Max Johnson, Earl Sanders and members of Columbus Church of Christ.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
James R. Moore
TUPELO – James R. “Jim” Moore Sr., 87, passed away on Nov. 27, 2012. Jim was born on Oct. 23, 1925, in Okolona to Joseph Henry and Mary Lesley Moore. He grew up in Tupelo and Memphis and graduated from Memphis Tech H.S. in May 1943. In February 1943, he joined the Army Air Corps and upon turning 18, began his military career. He was completing bombardier training in Arizona when World War II ended.
While stationed in Virginia in 1946, he met the love of his life and lifelong best friend, Grace Blythe Davis, from Conway, N.C. A month later they began a marriage that lasted until her death in October 2005.
Jim entered the active reserves in December 1947 and began attending Memphis State. He was accepted to dental school but in December 1950, was recalled to active duty by the USAF. He served in Korea with the 19th Bomb Group stationed in Okinawa as a B-29 bombardier, flying 41 combat missions. Following Korea, he began following his childhood dream to be a pilot. He earned his pilot’s wings in 1953 in Greenville as a member of the last Air Force class (53-G) to graduate in propeller aircraft. While in the service, he completed his education at Oklahoma State University, where he earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. In 1963 while serving as a pilot and flight test engineer at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, he was deployed to Viet Nam where he served as commander of the 1st Air Commando Squadron, flying 414 combat missions. He achieved the rank of major and was awarded the Bronze Star, Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters, and was recommended for the Distinguished Flying Cross for his exceptional leadership, outstanding airmanship and heroism under enemy fire in Vietnam. He piloted his last flight, in a private plane, on his 80th birthday.
Following his retirement from the Air Force in December 1965, he returned to Tupelo to work with his father producing sausage from the family recipe for Southern Belle. While in retirement, Jim, always the quintessential entrepreneur, established several successful businesses including Moore’s Mobile Homes and Moore’s Tupelo Sausage, which he sold out of the family restaurant on Gloster.
Jim Moore, a member of the greatest generation, leaves a legacy of integrity, strength, loyalty and love to his family, all of whom have been forever affected by the intense heat of this pilot’s enthusiasm for life, family, God and country. His commanding presence, sharp sense of humor and true grit will be forever missed.
He is survived by two daughters, Carol J. Smitherman and Joe of Safety Harbor, Fla., and Susan J. Semovoski and Bill of Arlington, Tenn.; two sons, James R. Moore Jr. and Jeane of Madison, and Joseph A. Moore of Franklin, Tenn.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, John Bradley Smitherman of Shreveport, La., Anna Kristina Etherton (Eric) and Hadley May of Fernley, Nev., Joseph Kyle Moore (Georgia Anne) of Chicago, Ill., Bryson Owen Moore of Nashville, Tenn., James Ryan Moore of Madison, Anna Grace Moore of Franklin, Tenn.; and stepsister, Jeanine Edwards Mah of Germantown, Tenn.
Visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, from noon to 2 p.m. at Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona with service to follow. Military burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Alzheimer’s Association.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
SALTILLO – Jamie Ray Ellis, 65, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 30, 1947, in Tupelo to Durward and Doris Ellis. A Vietnam veteran, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970 and served in the National Guard Reserve. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner and loved trying to help Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 842 in Tupelo. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, refinishing old furniture, golfing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was the constituent liaison for Sen. Roger Wicker’s office in Tupelo and was very devoted to his job, helping all veterans who had served. He was a member of Saltillo United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Tim Green officiating. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Judy Crans Ellis of Saltillo; two daughters, Claire Ellis Harrelson (Jason M.) of Saltillo and Katie Ellis Simmons (Chad) of Olathe, Kan.; one son, Jason Ray Ellis (Kami) of Saltillo; one brother, Terry Ellis (Jackie) of Saltillo; his parents, Durward and Doris Ellis of Saltillo; nine grandchildren, Ashton Ellis, McKenna Ellis and Madison Ellis of Saltillo, Ethen Harrelson, Gabriel Harrelson, Mary Ellis Harrelson and Evelyn Harrelson of Saltillo, Ella Kate Simmons and Raelynn Simmons, both of Olathe, Kan.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Hall, Roy Cresap, Bernard Evans, Ledrew Wise, Drew Robertson, Rex Moody, Bill Wardlaw and Robert Bramlett.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 842 of Tupelo.
Memorials may be made to the Tupelo Veterans Park and Memorial for the Tupelo Vietnam wall, P.O. Box 3608, Tupelo, MS, 38803; (662) 842-6640.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – David Louis Spight, 76, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 2, 1936, in Marion, Ark., to Gracie Watt and the late Earnest Spight. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Watson Grove Baptist Church. He retired from General Motors in Flint, Mich., in 1992 and moved back to New Albany to enjoy his love of fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Watson Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Avence Pittman and Minister Charles Keys officiating. Burial will be in Marion Memorial Cemetery in Marion, Ark. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Effie Jordan Spight; his mother, Gracie Foote of New Albany; three children, David Wayne (Lana) Spight of Minnesota, Connie (Donnie) Spight-Graham and Deirdre (Harold) Spight Woodson of Michigan; one grandchild; three stepchildren, Karen Johnson of Tennessee, Barbara Faggett and Kevin (Tamika) Jordan of Arkansas; six stepgrandchildren; a sister, Geraldine Brown of Arkansas; four brothers, Ray Foote of New Albany, LaVaughn (Regina) Brown of Missouri, Thomas (Joyce) Allen of Tnnessee and William Albert (Bobbie) Spight of Illinois; special friends, Frank and Mary Kimes of Lexington.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
TUPELO – Leroy McKinney died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was married to Vivian Mifflin McKinney.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at N.L. Jones Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert McGee delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in Verona Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Lymette and Jatoyn McKinney, both of Los Angeles; four sisters, Esther Howell of Tupelo, Sarah Rogers of St. Louis, Mo., Glendora Gates of South Bend, Ind., and Shirley Parker of Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Milford, Lewis and Samuel McKinney of South Bend, Ind.; one uncle, Charles McKinney of Detroit; two aunts, Clemmie Williams and Dorothy McKinney of Tupelo; a special first cousin and caregiver, London McKinney; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie Josephine Kimball and Carl McKinney; four brothers, Stacy, James, Carl Jr. and Micheal McKinney; and two sisters, Odessa Bradley and Gladys Alexander.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
WEST POINT – Susie Marie Berry, 87, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at Arrington Place in Columbus. She was born July 2, 1925, in Woodville to Bertha Johns and Charles Samuel Lassley. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Woodville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Woodville with the Rev. Ray Branch and the Rev. Joseph Carothers officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Wilkerson County. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Flick (Joe) of Laurel and Rebecca Holder (Larry) of Madison; one son, George T. Berry Jr. (Dee) of West Point; one sister, Josephine Williams of Brookhaven; three grandchildren, Sara Beth Teixeira, Holly Smith and Elizabeth Flick; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, George T. Berry Sr.; a granddaughter, Joanna Smithart; and four brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be John Dale, Paul Arnold, Dr. Jennings Owens, Charlie Conova and Shep Crawford. Honorary pallbearers will be Julius Carter and Robert Veal.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701 or the First United Methodist Church in Woodville.
Friends may leave condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
FULTON – Janice G. Bowen, 65, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. She was born Aug. 6, 1947, to George Gordon and Ruby Wright Bowen in Fulton. She graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School in 1965 and Itawamba Junior College in 1967. She loved music and dancing, and she was an avid collector of antiques. She was fond of all animals and loved to work outdoors in her yard. She was always energetic and outgoing with a smile for everyone with her life being lived by the Golden Rule. She was employed for 46 years with the Tupelo Branch of Bancorp South, where she held many job titles before achieving her title of Vice President at the Bank’s Operation Center. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Jim Locke officiating.
Survivors include her sons, Jarrett Heath Moore of Evergreen and Jed Benjamin Moore (Shelia) of Peppertown; granddaughters, Madison Jade Moore and Katie Renfroe; grandson, Cody Renfroe; great-grandson, Mattox Renfroe, all of Fulton; sisters, Georgia Bowen Manning Owen (Charles) of Mooreville, Patsy Bowen Bennett of Tupelo and Nina Bowen Cantrell (Larry) of Tupelo; nieces, Desha Bennett Cruse (Neil) of Pontotoc, Bridgit Manning Stone (Kent) of Germantown, Tenn., Jana Manning Kidd (Jeff) of Tupelo, Andrea Manning Pongetti (Joey) of Tupelo, Charlotte Bowen Dicus (Chris) of Oxford; nephews, James Andrew Manning (Loretta) of Tupelo, Bob Bennett Jr. (Laura) of The Woodlands, Texas, Joseph Bennett (Cari) of Plano, Texas, Shea Rial of Charlotte, N.C.; four great-nephews and six great-nieces; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Martin Bowen of Mantachie and Wanda Wheeler Bowen of Fulton; special friend, Frederick Humbers of Amory.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Major Lynn Bowen and Gordon Dale Bowen; and one niece, Marla Kaye Bowen.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 607 West Main St. #C, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
BELMONT – Doris Ginn Moody, born Sept. 21, 1943, in Belmont, went home peacefully to glory on Nov. 26, 2012, while surrounded by family in Mobile, Ala. She was a Christian, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and a trusted friend. She started The County Shopper and found her true calling – teaching in the public school system. Sharing the love of Christ just days before her homecoming leaves no doubt she is celebrating eternal life in heaven.
Services will be at noon, today, Nov. 30, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, with Bro. Reggie Walker officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are two daughters, Karen of Mobile, Ala., and Cindy of Decatur, Ala.; son-in-law, Matt Holmes of Decatur, Ala.; and five grandchildren, Hannah Beth, Kelly-Grace and David Holmes, and Brian and Mitchell Ammos.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Moody; her parents, Artis “Shorty” and Gladys Martin Ginn; and a grandson, Asher Holmes.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
GUYS, Tenn. – Scott Eubanks, 40, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Bobby Plaxico II
AMORY – Bobby Wayne “B. W.” Plaxico II, 34, died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on Oct. 18, 1978, in Amory, he was a son of Glenda Carolyn Mathis Plaxico and Bobby Wayne Plaxico. He went to school at Amory, Hatley, ICC and MSU. He was a former assistant manager with Pizza Hut and was a chef-in-training at Cracker Barrel. He was of the Baptist faith. Teaching himself to play guitar, he enjoyed recording music, writing songs, and playing in the bands Addiction Device, Kill J and Applestein. A fun-loving, kind-hearted and a big bundle of joy, he was passionate about children’s hospitals, his music. He enjoyed cooking, especially grilling steaks, and rock, Indie and country music.
He is survived by his mother, Glenda Plaxico of Amory; his father, Bobby Wayne, Plaxico (Kathy) of Aberdeen; brother, James Benjamin “Benji” Powell (Becky) of Aberdeen; niece and nephews, Rebecca Shae Davis, Boyce Brandon Lee Neal and James Matthew Powell; special friends, Tom Evans and Richard “Bruh” Stockton; and an aunt, uncle and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Neal; grandmothers, Mary Mathis Plaxico and Verde Plaxico; and grandfathers, Leslie Mathis and Henry Plaxico.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Marshall Eubanks Jr. and Bro. Robert E. Fowlkes officiating. Burial will follow in Hatley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robie Poole, Tom Evans, Clayton Davis, Richard Stockton, Steve Burks, Jimmy Meal and Ricky Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Benji Powell, Brandon Neal, and Matthew Powell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174-1817.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Anna Marie Burney
CORINTH – Anna Marie Burney, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Dogwood Plantation. She was born Nov. 22, 1935. She retired from Regions Bank, formerly Security Bank, of Corinth with 45 years of service. She was a charter member of Maranatha Baptist Church. Maranatha Baptist Church started in the Burney home. She was the pianist and Sunday School teacher at the church. She loved playing the piano.
Mrs. Burney loved her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She loved taking the grandchildren to Chucky Cheese and to McDonald’s for a Happy Meal. She enjoyed taking them to the city park and reading to them and all her grandchildren loved her “Black Cake.” She loved her church family and was always thinking of others and was a very giving person. She always felt that it was important to live your life honest, truthful and above board.
Mrs. Anna Marie Burney was such an important part in securing funding through Deposit Guaranty National Bank (Regions Bank) for the beginning of Magnolia Funeral Home Inc. in 1993. Without her tireless energy in insuring that the funding was provided by their bank, there would not be a Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth. The owners of Magnolia Funeral Home Inc. have always been and will continue to be grateful for the life and friendship of Mrs. Anna Marie Burney and her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Bro. Scotty Wood and Bro. Karl Mills will officiate. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, James Travis Burney Sr. of Corinth; son, James Travis Burney Jr. and wife, Joyce, of Tupelo; daughters, Susan Ann Burney Clark and husband, Harold, of Clifton, Tenn., Lisa Ann Burney Byrd and husband, Sims, of The Woodlands, Texas; seven grandchildren, Trevor Green, Tyson Byrd, Trent Byrd, Tyler Clark, Austin Clark, Adam Burney and Adrian Bradley; six great -grandchildren, Braxton Spencer, Marley-Grace Clark, Brinley Clark, Jacob Bradley, Serenity Hope Chea; brothers, William Mayhall and wife, Franziska, of Franklin, Tenn., Larry Mayhall and wife, Nila, of Savannah, Tenn., Jack Mayhall and wife, Jeanette, of Counce, Tenn.; sister, Katherine Winters and husband, Frank, of Adamsville, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Joanne Mayhall of Counce, Tenn., and Peggy Mayhall of Corinth; other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Sherman Mayhall Sr.; her mother, Ella Mae Dunn Mayhall; hrothers, Sherman Mayhall Jr., David Mayhall and James Lloyd Mayhall.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at Magnolia Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Maranatha Baptist Church Sunday School Program in honor of Anna Marie Burney for her 50-plus years of service. Maranatha Baptist Church, 14 CR 106, Corinth, MS 38834.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
HERNANDO – Mary Lillian Fulmer Randle, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at her home in Hernando. She was born in Oxford on June 25, 1938, to Robert and Mildred Fulmer. She grew up in Greenville. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1961. She received a master of library science from Ole Miss in 1983. She was a retired medical librarian at the North Mississippi Medical Center in tupelo. She married Sale D. Randle Sr. She was a member of the Hernando United Methodist Church and active in her community.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Lewis officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Beth Randle Purvis (Claude) of Nesbit; a son. Colonel S. Don Randle Jr. (Tammy) of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Debolt (Jeff) of Southaven; a brother, Robert L. Fulmer (Joan) of Greenville; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Dr. Sale D. Randle Sr. Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677-0249.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Mary Nell Flake
POCAHONTAS, Tenn. – Funeral services for Mary Nell Flake, 77, are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Independent Methodist Church with Bro. Terrell Gatewood and Bro. Brad Voncanno officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
She was a member of Oak Grove Independent Methodist Church in Pocahontas, Tenn., and a retired factory worker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and her flowers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis L. and Linnnie Mae Wilbanks Jones; her daughter, Julia Richardson; and a sister, Anne Frances Jones.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clyde Flake of Pocahontas, Tenn.; her sons, Jimmy Flake of Walnut and Larry Flake of Pocahontas, Tenn.; her daughters, Donna Ramsey of Middleton, Tenn., Dianne Flake of Pocahontas, Tenn., Dana Doyle of Middleton, Tenn.; sister, Shirley Foster of Corinth; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at Oak Grove Independent Methodist Church in Pocahontas, Tenn.
Bobby K. Barnett
PICKWICK, Tenn. – Funeral services for Bobby K.”Papa” Barnett, 74, are set for 12:30 p.m. Monday at First Methodist Church in Corinth with Dr. Prentiss Gordon Jr. officiating. Burial will be in White Sulpher Cemetery in Pickwick. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
He was a retired steel inspector with LTV Steel in Bunker Hill, Ind. He was a 1956 graduate of Pickwick Southside High School. He served in the Air Force in Crete, Greece and San Fransico, Calif.. from 1958 to 1962. An avid cyclist, he enjoyed rebuilding trucks, spending time with his family, his grandson and his morning coffee round table friends.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Karen Morrow Barnett of Pickwick, Tenn.; his son, Eric (Kasey) Atkins of Corinth; brother, Jim (Mary) Barnett of Michie, Tenn.; sisters, Nina Sue (Monroe) Coleman of Oklahoma, Juanita Walker of Jackson, Tenn., Doris (Baxter) Qualls of Memphis; grandson, Anderson Barnett Atkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Vosta Fields Barnett, and his other brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m until noon Monday at First Methodist Church in Corinth.
CHICAGO – Dennis Gordon Sr, 63, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Rush Presbyterian Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, Ill. A native of Pontotoc, he was the son of Doris Davis Gordon-Gardner and the late LeGrant Gordon. He was a 1969 graduate of Pontotoc Attendance Center where he was class president. He attended Trinity All Nations Church in Chicago. He loved to read newspapers, books and magazines, watch the news and discuss politics, and his family and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Usher Valley United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Golden Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Gordon of Chicago; one daughter, Deanna Gordon of Chicago; one son, Dennis Gordon Jr. of Memphis; his mother and stepfather, Doris and Ellis Gardener of Pontotoc; four sisters, the Rev. Alice (Willie) Roberson of Tupelo, DeLois Arthur of St. Gabriel, La., Antonia (Tyrone) Lewis of Baton Rouge, La., and Patricia McGowin of Algoma; two brothers, Tommie Gordon of Baton Rouge, La., and Michael (Mary) Gordon of Pontotoc; and four grandchildren.
WHEELER – Billie Hinds Stokes Walden, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1937, to Clovis and Eunice Yates Stokes. She enjoyed gardening and yard work.
Visitation will be from noon until 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. No other services are scheduled.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Walden of Booneville; two sisters, Joyce (Rick) Mortimer of Bakersfield, Calif., and Azlea (Donn) Glissen of Wheeler; one brother, Junior (Marlene) Stokes of Bakersfield, Calif. and one grandson, Colton Walden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Mogene Walden; two sisters, Ella Graham and Dora Morris; and three brothers, Charlie, Duane and Bobby Stokes.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today.
IUKA – Donnie Calton, 39, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Rowland Mills Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rowland Mills Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Donnie Calton Funeral Expense Fund, c/o Randy Williams, 100 CR 713, Corinth, MS 38834.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
BALDWYN – Billy J. Houston, 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at his home after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
BOONEVILLE – Francis Welch died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.
BOONEVILLE – Reba Flanagan, 87, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
POTTS CAMP – Frankie Lee “Belly” Marion, 58, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Potts Camp High School bus parking lot.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Potts Camp High School Gymnasium. Burial will be in Spring Hill M.B. Church Cemetery at Waterford. J.F. Brittenum and 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 repose at the school from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Louvenia Williams, 79, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at her home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hudsonville CME Church in Hudsonville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
CORINTH – Reba Jumper Gillard, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Patterson’s Memorial Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in the Corinth National Cemetery.
CORINTH – Annie Laura Adams, 71, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at noon Saturday at 715 Martin Luther King. Burial will be at St. Rest Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Robert L. Crump, 60, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hopewell M.B. Church. Burial will be in Rienzi Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
TUPELO – Lee Fields died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.
TUPELO – Pauline Reed died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.