Obituaries Oct. 10, 2009

Thomas David Moore, Ph.D.
TUSCALOOSA – Thomas David Moore, Ph.D., 76, Associate Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Management, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at The University of Alabama, died at Hospice of West Alabama on Oct. 9, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with angiosarcoma.
Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa on Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Dan Kilgore officiating. Graveside services will follow at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one and one half hour prior to the service in Chitwood Hall.
Born July 19, 1933, in D’Lo, T.D. (Tom) Moore was the youngest child of Laura Emma Clark Moore and Jesse Crawley Moore, descendants of pioneer families in Simpson and Rankin Counties. He moved with his family to Gulfport in 1940 and graduated in 1951 from Gulfport High School, where he was a member of the G Club. He attended the University of Mississippi on an athletic scholarship and was a member of the track team, M Club, and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He received a degree in Business Administration in 1955, then began his career as a Group Head Industrial Engineer for Boeing Airplane Company in Seattle, Wash.
He returned to the University of Mississippi in 1959 where he received an MBA degree. Following graduation in 1960, he worked as a Corporate Industrial Engineer in Holly Springs at Fryling Electric Company, a subsidiary of Erie Resistor Corporation.
He enrolled as a member of the first class of the Ph.D. program in Commerce and Business Administration at Ole Miss and received his degree in 1964 after which he served as Chairman of the Department of Business Management at Tennessee Technological Institute in Cookeville, Tennessee.
Dr. Moore began his career at The University of Alabama in September 1965 as Associate Professor in the Economics Department of the College of Commerce and Business Administration. He served as Executive Director of the Alabama Council of Economic Education and was instrumental in promoting economic education for high school students. During his tenure, he created and produced two series of educational television programs for Alabama students. He continued his efforts to promote economics and business education at the collegiate level as co-founder of the Alabama chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon and president of Beta Gamma Sigma, honor societies in the aforementioned fields.
Dr. Moore served as Executive Director of External Affairs for the College of Commerce and Business Administration and initiated the development of a program designed to generate funding for the college from both private and governmental entities while enhancing the political clout for C & BA. He was also instrumental in forming the Board of Visitors and the Commerce Executives Society, an alumni support group designed to recruit outstanding students to the Capstone. Additionally, he was vital in the founding of the Alabama Business Hall of Fame, serving as its Director from 1973 – 1994.
Dr. Moore was promoted to Associate Dean of C & BA and the Graduate School of Business in 1975. He directed the $800,000 renovation of Bidgood Hall, helped establish the Chair of Real Estate, edited The Executive, and presided over the Board of Visitors as well as the Commerce Executive Society. He worked on loan to the Office of the Vice-President for Educational Development and served as Assistant Vice-President for Program Development where he helped activate the Institute for Women Executives and the Capstone International Program. He was inducted into the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration and Manderson Graduate School of Business Faculty Hall of Fame in May 2009.
He was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa and, for a number of years, was on the Administrative Board. Additionally, he served on the Finance Committee, participated in several mission trips, worked with Cooking for Christ, and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. His community involvement included serving as past president of the Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa, two tenures as president of the Tuscaloosa Quarterback Club, former Board of Directors member of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and Indian Hills Country Club, past treasurer of the Black Warrior Retriever Club, past chairman of the Finance Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies, past treasurer of The University of Alabama Retirees Association, and past vice president of the Alabama Branch of the National Society of the Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters. He was a member of the Ole Miss M Club Alumni, the Somerset Chapter Magna Charta Barons, and the Black Warrior River Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Billie Ruth Armstrong Moore to whom he was married on June 17, 1956, in Tupelo; daughter, Ellen Moore Johnson, son-in-law, Raiford C. (Rick) Johnson, and granddaughter, Rebekah Kathleen Johnson, all of Tuscaloosa. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth M. Boudro of DeRitter, La., brother, Harvey J. Moore (Alice) of Kansas City, Mo., sister-in-law, Dolores Moore of Ferndale, Mich.; special cousins, Virginia Carter of Long Beach, Dorothy Crawford of Pinola, Lydia Fendlason of Bogalusa, La., seven nephews, two nieces and several great-nephews and great-nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Marcelle Moore Traylor; brothers, William Clayton Moore and Jesse Glyn Moore; and two nephews.
Pallbearers will be members of the Friendship Sunday School Class, Dr. Eric Baklanoff, Jesse (Rusty) Burnette, Gene Crafton, Dr. Dale Cramer, Jack Englebert, Bobby Franks, Fred Hahn, Dr. Read Holland, and Sammy Maze.
Honorary pallbearers include former colleagues, staff and students of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration and the Manderson Graduate School of Business, Gulfport High School Class of 1951, Black Warrior Hunter Retriever Club, doctors, nurses and staff of DCH Cancer Center and Wound Healing Center, Hospice of West Alabama, members of TUARA, The Sarcoma Center, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Armstrong Family Reunion Group, friends of Serendipity Needleworks, Dr. Brian Wilhite, Dr. Christopher Jordan, Dr. Tosh Atkins, Dr. Michael Johnson, Dr. Hiram Johnson, Dr. Barry Newsom, Dr. John Dishuck, Dr. George Miller, Skip Cannon, Dr. Temd Deason, Dean and Mrs. Jack Fielden, Mrs. Dorothy Fields, Odous Hood, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Johnson, Dr. Charles Page, Dr. Tom Rogers, Bob Shaw, William A. Tate, and Mrs. Jackie Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Care Team of First United Methodist Church, 800 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401; Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404; DCH Cancer Center, 801 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401; The Lazarus Ministry, Christ Episcopal Church, 605 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd., N Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Irene Read
BLUE SPRINGS – Irene Pannell Read, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Jan. 22, 1919, in Union County to Johnny L. Pannell and Leiller Cox Pannell. She worked for Stratford Furniture Company. She was a member of the Ellistown Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Ellistown Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Powell, the Rev. Stacy Reed and the Rev. Tracy Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Center Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Hearn (Billy) of Etta; five sons, Curtis Reed (Mary Lee) of Mt. View, Ark., Jim Reed (Becky) of Pontotoc, Jerry Reed (Kathy) of Blue Springs, Paul Reed (Kay) of Blue Springs and Phil Reed (Billie Ruth) of Baldwyn; two sisters, Inez Pannell of Blue Springs and Jeanette Bullock of New Albany; a brother, Houston Pannell of Blue Springs; 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Harold Read; and a granddaughter, Mandy Reed.
Pallbearers will be Mike Reed, Steve Reed, Scotty Reed, Danny Hearn, Greg Coggin and Tyler Hill.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. to service time today.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Walter McGee
CORINTH – Walter McGee, 55, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will be in Dilworth Cemetery. Patterson Memorial is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Barbara Eaton
BLUE SPRINGS – Barbara Gene Baldwin Eaton, 58, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at her residence. She was born July 24, 1951, in Union County to John Calvin and Maggie Garrison Baldwin. She was a member of Academy Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Bro. Terry Hall officiating. Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery at Ashland.
She is survived by her husband, Lance Eaton; one daughter, Mary Lumpkin (Jerry) of Ashland; one son, Benny Winkles (Michelle) of New Albany; one sister, Mary Latham (Steavan) of New Albany; three grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Jeannie Luster (Kim) of Tiplersville; one stepson, Jimmy Eaton (Tonya) of Ripley; nine stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Matthew Day; and one stepson, Jackie Eaton.
Pallbearers will be Sonny Reed, James Foust, Joe Vaughn, Cody Winkles, Dwayne Winkles, Brian Brooks and Ryan Eaton.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Virginia Cox
WEST POINT – Virginia Cox, 95, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Forrest Manor Nursing Home in Northport, Ala. She was born Aug. 16, 1914, in Columbus to Vincent Whitlock and Bertha Ticer. She attended Faireview Baptist Church in Columbus, and she was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. She was a member of the New Century Club and the West Point Garden Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point. The Rev. Sammy Crawford will officiate. Burial will be in Beersheba Cemetery.
Survivors include her sons, Tyllman Reed Cox (Vera) of Trilby, Fla., Robert Taylor Cox (Betty) of Palm Bay, Fla.; daughter, Carol Ann Cox Davidson (Gregg) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; daughter-in-law, Nancy Craig Cox of West Point; brother, Don Whitlock of Tuscaloosa. Ala.; a sister, Martha Masterson of Tuscaloosa; seven grandchildren, Sager Davidson, Jacob Davidson, Brent Davidson, Robert Parrish Cox, Debbie Cox, Roy Cox and Steve Cox; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren
Pallbearers will be Sager Davidson, Jacob Davidson, Greg Davidson, Roy Cox, Steve Cox and Mike Mathews. Honorary pallbearer will be Brent Davidson, who is serving in Iraq.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060.

Walter Rogers
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Walter Ezell Rogers, 97, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at his home in Blue Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.

Wesley Overstreet
FULTON – Wesley Elmore Overstreet, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona after an extended illness. He was born on June 27, 1941, in Memphis to Louis and Jesse Overstreet. He lived in Texas before moving to this area eight years ago. At his death, he was a resident of Fulton. He had worked for Ford Motor Company many years before becoming disabled. He was a master woodworker and a perfectionist in all his undertakings.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Plantersville with Bro. Danny Balint officiating. Private burial will be in Plantersville Cemetery.Visitation will be from 6:30 until service time on Monday only. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Diane Johnson and husband, Robert, of Plantersville; one brother, Charles Overstreet of Murphreesboro, Tenn.: one sister, Ilene Overstreet of Tennesse; the mother of his children, Linda Allen of Smyrna, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Christopher, Douglas, Barry, Joe, Wesley, Danielle and Nicholas; and three great-grandchildren, Audowan, Ezra and Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Daniel Overstreet; and a brother, Bernard Overstreet.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 487, Plantersville, MS 38862.

Dorothy Seale
HOLLY SPRINGS – Dorothy Weeks Seale, 70, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Christopher’s Personal Care Home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Roy Sanders
MARIETTA – Roy Dean Sanders, 73, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Lexie C. Miller
BOONEVILLE – Lexie C. Miller, 50, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at her home in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Alvie Morrison
KOSSUTH – Alvie Len Morrison, 40, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Rogers Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.

James E. Guyton
AMORY – James E. Guyton, 78, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Oak Tree Plantation. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Joel Mitchell
MOOREVILLE – Joel Mitchell, 71, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at his residence after a brief illness. A native of Lee County, he was born Sept. 1, 1938, to Delmus Connie Mitchell and Hazel Jane Loftin Mitchell. He was self employed and owned various businesses throughout the years, including a gas station and rental properties. He enjoyed music and played many instruments, including the guitar, piano and organ. The greatest joy in his later years was spending time outdoors and playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of Andrews Chapel Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Sammy Washburn officiating. Burial will be in Andrews Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Linda Hussey Mitchell of Mooreville; one son, Mike Mitchell (Teresa) of Mooreville; one daughter, Pam Mitchell Tharp (Kirk) of Mooreville; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Mitchell and Laura Mitchell of Mooreville; two grandsons, Mitchell Tharp and Michael Tharp of Mooreville; one sister, Naomi Barnes (James) of Mooreville; two brothers, Jack Mitchell (Judy) of Russellville, Ala., and Harvey Mitchell of Mooreville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one niece, Dean Barnes.
Pallbearers will be Matt Hussey, John Mitchell, Dean Hubbard, Rolon Barnes, Andrew Barnes and Johnny Martin.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Andrews Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Jimmy Hussey, 1007 Hwy. 371, Mooreville, MS 38857.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Pauline Hardin
HOUSTON – Pauline M. “Granny” Coyle Hardin, 92, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at her home in Houston. She was born March 7, 1917, in Houston. She was the last survivor of the eight children of Edgar G. Coyle and Daisy Davis Coyle, and the last living grandchild of Ruben and Malinda Davis. She was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery in Houston.
Survivors include one daughter, Lynette R. Armstrong of West Point; two sons, J.E. Hardin (Lois) of Tupelo and Jimmie C. Hardin (Tracie) of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Mitzi Thompson (Hunter) and Myra Hill (Gary Duncan), all of West Point, Celia Miller (John) of Flora, Jay Bird Hardin (Melissa) and Trampis Hardin (Aleshia), all of Houston, Jennifer Hardin (Shane) of Mountainburg, Ark., Travis W. Hardin (Kim) of Arlington, Texas, and Shanda Carlton (Chuck) of Denton, Texas; great-grandchildren, Dr. Blair Thompson (Billy) of Florda, Hunter Coleman of West Point, Maggie A. Hill of Starkville, Holley M. Miller and Montana Miller, both of Flora, Jordan Hardin, Katelyn Hardin, Justin Hardin, Megan Hardin, T.J. Hardin, Ethan Hardin and Ayana Pettit, all of Houston, Dalton Carter of Pontotoc, Kayla Carlton and Megan Carlton of Denton, Texas, and Joshua Walls of Arlington, Texas; great-great-granddaughter, Sara Dudley Thompson of Flora; special niece, Sissy Dobbs (Gene); special nephew, Rudolph “Ruby” Mixon; and daughter-in-law, Lynn Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. “Red” Hardin, on Oct. 4, 1972; her parents; her son-in-law, Bobby Robertson; her granddaughter, Annette “Annie” Robertson; and her special niece, JoAnn Mixon.
Pallbearers will be Jay Bird Hardin, Travis Hardin, John Miller, Billy Thompson, Jordan Hardin, T.J. Hardin, Butch Mixon and Ethan Hardin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Hardin, Montana Miller, Dalton Carter and Trampis C. Hardin, who is serving in Iraq.
Friends and family may sign the online register at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Elijah Berry
TUPELO – Elijah Berry, infant boy, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Willie and Erica Berry.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Micheal Holmes
WOODLAND – Micheal Holmes, 21, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, in Woodland as the result of a four-wheeler accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Tellie Bell
DERMA – Tellie Bryan Bell died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at the Community Hospice House in Fort Worth, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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