Obituaries November 5, 2010

William Darden
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. – William Lee “Bill” Darden, 65, died on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the New York Presbyterian Columbia-Cornell University Hospital in New York City. He was born in Amory to Susie and George E. Darden on Jan. 16, 1945. He was the third of six sons. William was affectionately known to his family, friends and colleagues as “Bill”; however, he was also called Pune, Junior, Homey, Ears, Unk, Uncle Bill, Legislator Darden, B, and Teach.
Bill graduated from West Amory High School in Amory with the honor of class Valedictorian in the year 1962. In 1966 he graduated from Mississippi Valley State University with a 4.0 academic average. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology. At the end of his sophomore year he was selected to participate in a research project, funded by the National Science Foundation, at Tennessee State University. Bill earned a Masters Degree from Southern Methodist University. He also attended Duke University, North Carolina Central, S.U.N.Y New Paltz and College of New Rochelle.
Bill was an extraordinary athlete. He played both football (quarterback) and baseball (shortstop) in high school. He was a four-year letterman in baseball at Mississippi Valley State University.
After college Bill became a science teacher at Pomona Junior High School in Pomona, N.Y. While at Pomona, he received many honors including his selection to Who’s Who Among American Teachers. He was recommended for this honor by students. Bill also coached the Pomona Jr. High baseball team for a number of years. Bill, along with fellow colleagues, spearheaded the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program in East Ramapo Central School District. He was a member of the New York State grant writing team and wrote the curriculum for ESL Science for grades 7-9. After 34 years at Pomona Jr. High, Bill retired in 2000. In April of 2003 he was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award by his Alma Mater, Mississippi Valley State University.
In December 2001, Bill was appointed as a County Legislator in Rockland County. In 2002 he ran in the election to secure the seat, was re-elected in 2003 and 2007. Bill represented the 8th Legislative District in Rockland County, N.Y. He served as Vice Chairman of Rockland County Legislature, second Vice Chair of Planning and Public Works, second Vice Chair of Budget and Finance, Chair of the Rules Committee, a member of the Public Safety Committee and a member of the Economic Development Committee.
Bill was a people person and a community leader. He was always concerned about doing what he could to meet the needs of the people in his community. Author Nathan Salant lovingly dedicated his book “New York Yankees, History” to Bill. Author Dick Gregory’s book “The Shadow That Scares Me” of the mid 1960’s lists participants in the march which included Bill Darden. Bill was a member of First Baptist Church of Spring Valley, N.Y., a subscribing life member of the NAACP, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Eta Chi Lambda Chapter and a member of Tappan Zee Lodge No. 79 F.& A.M. (PH). He was also a member of the African American Historical Society, advisory board member of the Haitian American Social and Cultural Organization (HASCO), Jamaican American Civic and Cultural Association of Rockland Inc., Advocating for Change and the Rockland Negro Scholarship Fund Inc.
Bill was involved in efforts to recognize the importance of Thurgood Marshall in the State of New York. From the dedication of the monument in Sloatsburg, N.Y., to the Thurgood Marshall room in the Rockland County Court House, Bill’s voice was clearly heard. Bill introduced the resolution in Rockland County Legislature to make May 17 Thurgood Marshall Day. As a result, New York State adopted May 17 as Thurgood Marshall Day.
Services were set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley, N.Y., with Rev. Dr. Weldon McWilliams Jr., officiating. Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of the arrangements in New York. On the local level, services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rose of Sharon Church of God In Christ in Amory with Rev. Lesley T. Mabry officiating, assisted by Supt. Jessie L. Hutton. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery. Darden & Sons Funeral Home of Amory in charge of the arrangements.
Bill leaves to cherish his memory, Lenora McCabe, his longtime companion of 42 years; four brothers and sisters-in-law, John (Lois) Darden of Amory, George (Lottie) Darden of Spring Valley, N.Y., Charles Darden (JoAnn) of Campbell Hall, N.Y., and David (Ann) Darden of Humble, Texas; one uncle, Doyle James (Gerri) of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three aunts, Winnie Ruth (Manfred) Wax of Amory, Mary Sue (Freddie) Haynes of Detroit, Mich., and Mavis (Mark) Chambliss of Jackson; six nieces and five nephews, De’Rita Saunders of Garnerville, N.Y., Yvette (Sterling) Inzar of Pomona, N.Y., Kymberley (Robert) Blair of Atlanta, Ga., Trenicka (Brandon) Gillon of Amory, Andrea Darden of Humble, Texas, John Darden Jr. of Amory and Charles E. Darden (Temekia) of Atlanta, Ga.; eight great-nieces, Karla, Erin and Lauryn, all of Amory, Lauryn and Torre of New York, Danielle of Memphis, Kendal and Riley of Atlanta, Ga.; six great-nephews, Kenneth and Trendon, both of Amory, Darius of New York, Lekethian of Smithville, Devin and CJ, both of Atlanta, Ga. Bill also leaves goddaughters, Nicki Martin of Atlanta, Ga., Alicia Street of Alexandria, Va.; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sibling, James.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and family hour 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home in Amory. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Albert D. Lester
BRUCE – Albert D. Lester died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at his home in Bruce.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Bruce. Burial will follow in the Cane Creek Cemetery on Hwy. 341. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.

John Richardson
RIPLEY – John William “John Bill” Richardson, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born May 16, 1926, in Tippah County to Wilburn Matthew and Ann Mauney Richardson. He was a retired employee of Genesco/Foot Caress Corp. and a member of Spout Springs Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Spout Springs Presbyterian Church in Ripley with Bro. Jerry Childs and the Rev. Bryan Miller officiating. Burial will be in Spout Springs Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Greg Richardson (Betty) of Ripley; three grandchildren, John David Richardson of Florence, Ala., Jennifer Richardson Hodum (Scott) of Ripley and Reed Lindsey of Ripley; two great-grandchildren, A.J. and Zane Hodum of Ripley; one sister, Vivian Medlin (Ozane) of Blue Mountain; one brother, Marlon Richardson (Carolyn) of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Barkley Richardson; his parents; three sisters, Annie Sue Childs, Loucille Childs and L.A. Tatum; and four brothers, Lamont, Jeff, Arlin and Fagin Richardson.
Visitation will continue from 7 to 9 a.m. today at the funeral home, then from 10 a.m. to service time at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Nellie Foster
PLANTERSVILLE – Nellie Lyles Foster, 96, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born Jan. 23, 1914, in Lee County to Mamie Shumpert and Will Lyles. She was a longtime member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Plantersville. She was a lover of animals, including her dogs, Frasier and Rover Jamar Foster.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Zion M.B. Church in Plantersville with the Rev. Jack Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one son, John Foster (Ripple) of Plantersville; one daughter, Mamie Allen (Stanley) of Plantersville; two brothers, William Rogers (Juanita) and W.C. Rogers; five grandchildren, John Foster (Nancy) and Tameki Foster of Plantersville, Marcus Foster of Atlanta, Ga., and Foster Maurice and Crysta Allen of Oxford; two great-grandchildren, Raven and Josh Foster; special cousins, Josephine Foster of Lafayette, Ga., and Percy Shumpert of Shannon; a special sister-in-law, Joanna Lyles of St. Louis, Mo.; three special friends, Attie Shumpert, Clarence Partlow and Luada Partlow; two brother-in-laws; three sister-in-laws; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Clyde Foster, in 1994; her parent, Mamie Shumpert Partlow, George Partlow, and Will and Ozell Lyles; and three brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at New Bethel M.B. Church in Plantersville. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Charlie Mae Carter
WEST POINT – Charlie Mae Harris Carter died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born April 22, 1948, in West Point to Charlie Calhoune and Lee Alma Harris. She joined Stronghill M.B. Church at an early age. She was educated in Clay County, graduating from Fifth Street High School in 1966. She was employed with the Clay County Community Day Care for 29 years. She then attended Mary Holmes Junior College, graduating in 2003. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Afterward, she worked as a teaching assistant for the West Point School District for four years before her death. She married Dewell Carter in 1968; they had six children.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church of West Point with the Rev. George Moore officiating. Burial will be in Stronghill Stockholders Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Dewell Carter Sr.; three sons, Dewell Jr., Travis and Tavoris (Nitasha Walker); two daughters, Vivian Tallie (Wayne) and Regina of West Point; a grandson whom she raised, James C. Walker; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a stepson, Rachel Strong (Margaret and children) of West Point; a special sister-in-law, Lena Mae Harris; and eight brothers and three sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Charlotte; and a brother, James Calhoune.

Charles Davis
HOUSTON – Charles Edward Davis, 52, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, as the result of an auto accident. He was born April 3, 1958, in Shelby to Birdie Parker Davis and the late Henry Davis. He was a 1977 graduate of Shelby High School. He attended Mississippi Valley State University.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donnell Cherry officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Lassie Pickens Davis of Houston; a daughter, LaTonya Davis of Houston; his mother, Birdie Davis of Shelby; his mother-in-law, Louise Pickens of Houston; six sisters, Thelma Nibbs of Indianapolis, Ind., Doris Anderson, Sarah Davis and Alice Marie Rouss, all of Milwaukee, Betty Davis of Bellwood, Ill., and Shelia Jenkins of Shelby; three brothers, Willie B. Davis of Milwaukee, Theodore Davis of Bellwood and Jimmy Davis of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Davis; his father-in-law, Rev. William Pickens; a brother, Henry Davis Jr.; and two sisters, Deloris Smith and Cleo Davis.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Laria Rutherford
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Laria Mae Rutherford, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Ricky Harris
POTTS CAMP – Ricky Wayne Harris, 55, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign the guestbook, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.

Mattie Harris
BLUE SPRINGS – Mattie Alice Eliza Harris, 52, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was born Oct. 5, 1958, in Tupelo. She grew up in Belden and most recently resided in the Red Hill community in Union County. She was self employed as a caregiver and house cleaner for over 34 years. She was a member of the Hopewell M.B. Church in Belden.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Red Hill M.B. Church at Blue Springs. The Rev. Willie Bogan will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Mario Harris; sisters, Patricia (Larry) Armstrong, Linda Armstrong, Walter Teresa (Moran) Triplett, Vernisa (Elton) Ledbetter and George Ann Parks; brothers, Harvey Lee Harris, Charlie (Ilda) Harris, George (Janie) Cowley, Edward (Peggy) Harris; aunts, Ophelia Robinson and Betty Bond; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Margaret Henley
ABERDEEN – Margaret Lee Vowell Henley, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at her residence in Aberdeen. She was born Aug. 5, 1931, to Claude Thomas Vowell and Mattie Kelly Vowell in Boliver County. She lived in Monroe County since April 1962. She was a homemaker and later, she worked at Town & Country Steak and Fish House. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Todd Bowen and Bro. Mark Thornton officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Shaw Cemetery in Shaw.
Survivors three daughters, Patricia Lee Henley of Memphis, Susie Justice and husband, Mike, of Collierville, Tenn., and Denise Rowell of Aberdeen; two brothers, Robert Vowell and wife, Leola, of Aberdeen, and Claude Lamar Vowell and wife, Nancy, of Austin, Texas; two grandsons, Adam Lamar Bruff and wife, Natalie, and Nicholas Rowell and wife, Kimberly; four great-grandchildren, Lee Bruff, Addison Bruff, Joshua Bruff and Matthew Rowell; two special angel caregivers, Jason Mitchem and Kimberly Rowell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Perry Lamar Henley; and two brothers, Sherman Edward Vowell and L.V. Vowell.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Memorials may be made to Unity Hospice in Tupelo.
Sign the register and leave condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Oscar Ash
MEMPHIS – Oscar Tilden Ash, 93, formerly of Potts Camp, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was born May 12, 1917, in Potts Camp to John Ike Ash Sr. and Donnie Morgan Ash. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Chewalla Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Elder Jerry Wise, Elder Mark Quarles, Elder Grady Camp and Elder Gary Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in the Chewalla Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Potts Camp.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Nolen Ash of Memphis; three sons, Jimmy Ash (Gayle) of Waterford, Donnal Ash (Opha) of Potts Camp and Kenneth Ash (Coralee) of Oxford; four stepchildren, Jimmy Tapp of Nesbit, Michael Tapp of Olive Branch, Bill Tapp of Ripley and Linda Anderson of Williams, Iowa; one brother, Jim Ash Sr. of Potts Camp; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rea Ash, and a granddaughter, Kay Ash.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To access the guestbook, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.

James A. Patterson
SALTILLO – James A. Patterson, 67, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 29, 1943, in Amory to Tillman and Eva Patterson. He retired as a foreman with the Augusta, Kan., Water Department. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed helping people and giving candy to the children of his neighborhood. He loved his wife and family and will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dennis Fink officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Patterson of Saltillo; one son Michael Allen (Teresa) Patterson of Dodge City, KS; one daughter Tammy Chesteen of New Albany; one brother Sammy Joe (Faye) Patterson of Pontotoc; three sisters, Mae (Gene) Cantrell of Sulligent, AL, Opal Merrill of Picayune, and Ruby Smiley of Sacramento, CA; five grandchildren, Evi Marie Chesteen, Katie Lynn Chesteen, Magan Patterson, Kylie Patterson and Mia Marie Patterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Tim Patterson; two sisters, Dorothy Herdahl and Lois Patterson; and one brother James Patterson.
Pallbearers will be Joey Patterson, Shawn Patterson and Dalton Patterson.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Robert Crump
BOONEVILLE – Robert F. Crump, 39, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at his home in Booneville. He was born Feb. 16, 1971, in Prentiss County to Sandra Crump Pannell and Joe William Billups. He was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Baldwyn.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Baldwyn with Rev. Wayne Myles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Sandra Crump Pannell of Booneville; his father, Joe W. Billups (Stella) of Baldwyn; three brothers, Marty Crump of Booneville, and Jonathan Billups and Roger A. Billups, both of Baldwyn; one sister, Kenyatta McGee of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Freddie Pannell; a brother, Patrick O’Neal Crump; his grandparents, Maggie Mildred Crump and Milton Billups Sr. and Glenn Billups.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Ladarrius Walton
TUPELO – Ladarrius Dewon Walton, 20, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rose of Sharon Church of God In Christ in Amory with Superintendent and Pastor J.L. Hutton officiating. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Richard and Shandra Palmer of Tupelo, and Tony C. and Nicole Hamilton of Hamilton; a son, Jadynn Young, and a daughter, Jadebriyah Walton, of Verona; his grandparents, Alice Mae Walton of Tupelo, Joanner Palmer of Shannon, and Willie and Ollie Hamilton of Aberdeen; four sisters, Tyesha Palmer and LaPortia Palmer, both of Tupelo, Tangela Hamilton and Alexius Hamilton, both of Hamilton; two brother, Richard Palmer Jr. of Tupelo and Antonio Hamilton of Hamilton; one stepbrother, Bryson Lindsey of Hamilton; two stepsisters, Yavonda Lindsey and Ebonie Lindsey, both of Hamilton; five uncles, Thomas (Latasha) Roberts of Tupelo, Christopher Walton of Meridian, Terry (Pamela) Hamilton, Kevin(Glenda) Hamilton and Eric Hamilton, all of Aberdeen; two aunts, Chastity Hamilton of Aberdeen and Shiquitia Hamilton of Norfolk, Va.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter Lee Walton and Luther Palmer.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service Monday.

Vivian Shumpert
ATLANTA – Vivian Leigh Shumpert died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Henry County Medical Center in Stockbridge, Ga. She was born Aug. 14, 1942. She joined Palestine AME Church at an early age. After moving to Clarksdale, she became a member of Haven United Methodist Church, then later returned to Palestine United Methodist (formerly AME) Church. She graduated from Nettleton Line High School in 1960. She attended Okolona Jr. College and earned a degree in business education at Mississippi Valley State College. In 1966 she taught at Byhalia High School. In 1967 she moved to Jackson and attended Jackson State University, receiving a degree in Special Education. She taught at Flora, Oakley Training School and Canton Elementary. In 1973 she left Jackson and moved to Clarksdale, where she taught in the Coahoma County School District for 32 years. She worked over 40 years in the area of education. She loved her family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Palestine United Methodist Church in Nettleton with the Rev. Dwight Prowell officiating. Burial will be in Heavens Gate Memorial Garden. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Erica (Kevin) Johnson; one grandchild, Kennedy Lauren; four sisters, and two brothers, Laquetta Ruff of Mt. Clemens, Mich., Noble Shumpert (Valda) of Verona, and Exie White (Robert), Herticine Goree (John) and Carl (Carolyn) Shumpert, all of Nettleton, Linda Lopez (Robert) of Sugar Land, Texas, and Michael Breckenridge of Chicago; a special sister (cousin), Lera Jones of Nettleton; three aunts and two uncles, Itha Collier of Mt. Clemens, Mich., Letha Little of Fullerton, Calif., Evie Betts of Plantersville, Herman (Pauletta) Shumpert of Tupelo and Theron Shumpert of Chicago; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Louise Shumpert; her grandparents, Eck and Georgia Shumpert, and Mary and Cato Breckenridge; and a niece, Lorne Shumpert.
The family has asked that in lieu of any monetary contributions, donations should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Vivian Leigh Shumpert.
Visitation will begin at 7:30 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Joe Myhand
PRATT – Joe Myhand, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at his residence after an extended illness. A native of Guntown, he was born June 12, 1934, to Charlie Burlison and Birdie Whitaker Myhand. He was a retired construction worker and a small engine mechanic. He loved farming, and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church of Pratts with Rev. Tobby Mears and Rev. Dwyght Scott officiating. Burial will be in East Mt. Zion Cemetery. The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mary Myhand of the Pratts community; one daughter, Joyce McClarty (John) of Olive Branch; two stepsons, Dale Sinard of Morristown, Tenn., and Gary Sinard of Maryville, Tenn.; five sisters, Rose McCullough (David) of Saltillo, Ozella Watson (Don) of the Palestine community, Thelma Garner of Saltillo, Virginia Sanders of Baldwyn and Linda James of Auburndale, Fla.; two brothers, Danny Myhand of Baldwyn and Dale Myhand (Gail) of Auburndale, Fla.; and several stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Joyner, Nocomma Myhand, Shannon Bone, Terry Myhand, Jackie Myhand and Mark Bishop.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Myhand, Edward Myhand and Kevin Myhand.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Marga Addington
SMITHVILLE – Marga L. “Oma” “Nanny” Addington, 73, died on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on Sept. 10, 1937, she was a daughter of Karl and Helene Schock Fehrle. A wonderful and caring lady, Mrs. Addington was educated in Germany and began working at a young age to help her family following World War II. Having lived in Smithville since 1968, she retired from Smithville Sewing Factory after 32 years of service. She and her close friend and co-worker, Hazel, traveled together and enjoyed recalling days-gone-by. A Protestant, Easter was her favorite holiday. Hardworking and caring yet firm, Mrs. Addington always kept her home neat and clean. She enjoyed watching deer from the breakfast nook as well as the squirrels and hummingbirds. Mrs. Addington enjoyed German folk music, the Eagles, mariachi music, flower gardening, sewing and baking pies, cakes and breads. At Thanksgiving and Christmas, she always cooked for her family.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Smithville with Bro. Ben Loveless officiating.
She is survived by her daughter, Liane Addington Fehrle, son, John Addington, and sister, Lillie Dunnigan, all of Smithville; brother, Otto Fehrle of Schonaich, Germany; grandchildren, Josh and Brandy Addington, Layla Hood, Crystal Wilkinson and Clay Moreland; great-grandchildren, Dakota Roe, Jasmine and Reana Hood and Phillip, Micha and Lidia Wilkinson; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Argus Preston Addington; a sister, Karin; and a brother, Harry.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home in Smithville.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Renee Shotts
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – Renee Marie Shotts, 43, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, Mich.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shottsville Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Vedie Wardlaw
SMITHVILLE – Vedie Kendrick Wardlaw, 81, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at her residence. Born on May 26, 1929, in Amory, she was a daughter of Luzern and Lillie Barrett Kendrick. She attended Becker schools and worked as an inspector at Red Kap for 20 years before retiring. A prayer warrior, she was a member of First Assembly of God Church. Loving and family-oriented, Mrs. Wardlaw cherished family time and cooked dinner for her family every other Sunday. Full of life, she enjoyed country, bluegrass and gospel music, gardening, shopping, traveling, cooking, crocheting and needlepoint. Lovingly, her family called her the ultimate June Cleaver type of mother.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon Saturday at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Danny Crane officiating. Burial will follow in Young Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy Herring of Smithville; son, Kenny (Sheila) Wardlaw of Amory; sister, Mary Ruth Taylor of Vernon, AL; grandchildren, Nicholas (Carolyn) Wardlaw of Decatur, Ala., Maegan Wardlaw of Amory, Cynthia (Steve) Stanford of Smithville, Candy (Rodney) Gillentine of Nettleton and Chris (Brandy) Herring of Smithville; great-grandchildren, Courtney Leveck of Colorado Springs, Colo., Cody, Ryan and Dylan Gillentine of Nettleton, Xander Herring of Smithville and Lucy Wardlaw of Decatur, Ala.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mary Newell of Oxford.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Wardlaw, on Nov. 3, 1994.
Pallbearers will be Steve Stanford, Rodney Gillentine, Matt Newman, Jeff Basham, Justin Laveck, and Cody and Ryan Gillentine.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Nadine Hall
GUNTOWN – Nadine Hall, 96, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Roosevelt Carouthers Jr.
INDIANAPOLIS – Roosevelt Carouthers Jr., 48, formerly of Oxford, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at East St. Peter’s M.B. Church in Abbeville with the Rev. William C. Woods Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Evelyn and William Hudson of Oxford; one brother, William Kelly Hickinbottom of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Linda Roundtree of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Michael Carouthers Smith and Roosevelt Carouthers III of Oxford; one daughter, Janita Carouthers of Oxford; four uncles, Ira T. (Rachel) Hickinbottom of Oxford, Joel T. Hickinbottom and Aaron Hickinbottom, both of Indianapolis, Ind., and Noel (Jacqueline) Hickinbottom of Fayetteville, N.C., and Levelle (John) Jones of Oxford.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roosevelt Carouthers Sr.
The body will lie in repose at the church one hour before service time Saturday.

Debbie Jackson
VINA, Ala. – Deborah Faye “Debbie” Humphres Jackson, 56, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at her home. She was born Dec. 11, 1953, in Waukegan, Ill. She was a nurse for over 30 years and an employee of Russellville Hospital. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Bro. J.C. Blackburn and Bro. Matthew Haney officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her husband of 38 years, Donnie Jackson of Vina; one son, Derek Jackson (Jessica) of Red Bay; one granddaughter, Anna Claire Jackson of Red Bay; her parents, Bro. W.D. and Faye Miller Humphres of Vina; two sisters, Teresa Lesley of Russellville, Ala., and Victoria McDaniel of Corpus Christi, Texas; nieces and nephews, Adam Lesley (Summer), Sarah Lesley, Christopher McDaniel and Elizabeth McDaniel.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Hester, Keith Hester, Michael Nichols, Patrick Nichols, Jason Humphres and Russell Manasco.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Minnie Gates-Parker
TUPELO – Minnie M. Gates-Parker, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Temple of Compassion and Deliverance Holiness Church with Bishop Clarence Parks officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Bobby Gates and wife, Terry, of Powder Springs, Ga.; three grandchildren, Bobby Gates Jr. (Valisa) of Warner Robins, Ga., Mekka and husband, Reggie, and Broderick, all of Powder Springs; three great-grandchildren, Xavier, Savion and Camille; two brothers, Willie Vaughn (Emma) of Jackson, Prentiss Williams (Allene) of Calhoun City; two sisters, Lillie Freelon of Pittsboro and Inez Rose (Burrell) of Memphis.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
Kevin Beasley
RED BAY, Ala. – Kevin Thomas Beasley, 49, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery in Russellville, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Ora Lee Jones
MANTEE – Ora Lee Kilgore Jones, 62, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Callahan M.B. Church in Woodland. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today.
Julious Baker
SHANNON – Julious Ceasar Baker died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
Services will be at noon Saturday at the J.W. Porter Chapel at Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in Tupelo. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery in Shannon.
Family and friends hour will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.

James Rutherford
NEW ALBANY – James Otis “Sheriff” Rutherford, 85, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Doyle Jones
MILWAUKEE – Doyle Lee Jones died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Milwaukee, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Jimella Blair
TUPELO – Jimella Blair, 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Ryn S. Hughes
BRUCE – Ryn S. Hughes, 50, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at his home. He was born Jan. 27, 1960, in Nampa, Idaho. He served in the U.S. Navy for a brief time. He then became a landscape maintenance foreman. He moved on to installing hardwood floors until he injured his back in an automobile accident. He moved to San Diego, Calif., and worked at the V.A. Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. He moved to Bruce to help take care of his grandmother, Vera Jenkins, and stepgrandfather, Cleo Angle.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating.
Survivors include his parents, Myra Ann Jenkins Hughes and Kirby Hughes of Prescott, Ariz.; one brother, Lance Hughes, and family of Santee, Calif.; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.

Sylvester Pegues
HOLLY SPRINGS – Sylvester Ludobbia Pegues, 47, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at his home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at True Vine M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden 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 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Danny Carter
CORINTH – Danny Ray Carter, 57, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Shiloh C.P. Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
To leave online condolences, visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Dorothy Greenway
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Dorothy Greenway died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center in Savannah Ga. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Grove United Pentecostal Church.

Mona Tucker
NEW ALBANY – Mona Marie Belue Tucker, 52, died on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long-term illness. Born on July 9, 1958, in Amory, she was a daughter of John and Lucille Belue. A great lady, she grew up in Amory. While living in Tuscaloosa, she owned and operated a beauty shop. A Christian woman who loved her family, especially her great-niece, she had a big, caring heart. During her illness, she drew closer to the Lord. She enjoyed cross-stitching, crocheting and loved talking to people.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Minister Thom Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
She is survived by two brothers, John A. Belue of New Albany and Roy Armstrong of Verona; nephews, John Austin Belue of Myrtle and John Brooks (Brittney) Belue of Blue Springs; and great-niece, Emma Kate Belue.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service hour today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Izeal Jones
VERONA – Izeal Jones died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Faye Hastings
CORINTH – Faye Hastings died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.

Willie Mae Wood
BALDWYN – Willie Mae Wood, 96, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Martha Fowler
CORINTH – Martha Fowler, 92, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waldron Street Christian Church. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to service time Saturday at the church.

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