Obituaries Oct. 17, 2009

Correction
The time of the funeral service for Micheal D. Holmes has been changed to noon today.

Billy Glover
BALDWYN – Billy James Glover, 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at the Wilson Medical Center in Wilson, N.C. He was a retired human resources and personnel manager for Blue Bell (Red Kap) Industries with 40 years of service. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Baldwyn. He was a Sunday School teacher and director of the Triple L. Club and served the church in many other ways. He was a former member of the Prentiss County Power Board. He was an election commissioner for Baldwyn and Lee County. He was a charter member of the Baldwyn Civitan Club and a spokesman for the Civitans. He was a lay speaker and pastor at Longview Baptist Church on several occasions. He was an avid woodworker and genealogist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn with Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Merle Wardlaw Glover of Wilson, N.C.; two sons, Ricky Glover (Katherine) of Centerville, Va., and Jeff Glover of Wilson, N.C.; one sister, Lavada Enis of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Corrie and Meridith Glover; stepgrandchildren, Tami and Andy Stephens; his in-laws, Buddy and Joann Wardlaw, Herman and Ann Wardlaw of Fort Worth, Texas, and Charles Wardlaw and Susie of Okolona.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jones Curtis and Mary Alice Brownlee Glover; brothers and sisters, Ellis Glover, Dennis Glover, Brownlee Glover, Ebe Glover, Sadie Swindle, Katie Stephens, Virginia Wren and Mary Etta Hendrix.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Wardlaw, Jimmy Cunningham, Wiley Nance, Danny Bishop, Kyle Green, James Rinehart, Tom Castle and Leland Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Bennett, Bobby Nichols, Charles Ray Rowan, Dr. Vernon Chase, Chris Rinehart and Harold Rogers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Sunday.

Castelhun Chamblee
FULTON – Dorothy Castelhun Chamblee, 86, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. She was born April 2, 1923, to Cleophas and Sarah Grissom Dulaney. She was a homemaker and a factory worker. She was a member of Southern Hills Church of Christ.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Clyde Mize and Charles Riley officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sisters, Agnes Miller of Haynes City, Fla., and Waynoka Miller of Plant City, Fla.; a host of nieces and nephews; her caregiver, James Steele (Josie) of Fulton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Delton Chamblee; a son, Lecil Chamblee; a sister, Mildred South; and four brothers, Thellis, Ralvis, Thomas and Britton Dulaney.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Sunday.

Corinne Tate
TUPELO – Corinne Tate, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Golden Living Center after a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of Tupelo, she was born Nov. 1, 1921, to Frank and Leona Haskett Richards. She worked as a greeter at Walmart on West Main Street. Earlier, she had worked at the Thomas Street School cafeteria. An avid reader, she also enjoyed working crossword puzzles and cooking for her family at special gatherings. She was the widow of William Shelby Tate, who died Feb. 19, 1983. She was a member of East Heights Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Shelby Jean Seals (Kenneth) of Tupelo; one son, Curtis Tate (Nellie) of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Jeff Seals (Britt) of Birmingham, and Mike Seals (Jennifer), Diana Chambers (Michael), Rhonda Judson and Logan Tate (Heather), all of Tupelo; 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 43 years, William Shelby Tate.
Pallbearers will be Logan Tate, Jeff Seals, Mike Seals, Michael Chambers, Joshua Chambers and Cody Chambers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rhonda Judson and Diana Chambers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com

Vera A. Montgomery
BELMONT – Vera A. Montgomery, 96, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at her residence at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden. She was born Aug. 15, 1913, in Itawamba County to G.C. “Cebie” and Tula Wood Montgomery. She retired as a director of Christian Education from the Mississippi United Methodist Church Conference in 1976. She was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church. “Miss Vera,” as she was known to her many church families, served and devoted over 30 years of service as director of Christian Education in many north Mississippi churches in New Albany, Columbus, Amory, Tupelo, Aberdeen, Corinth and West Point. As a young woman, she was called to full-time Christian service and she prepared for an effective ministry by graduating from Scarritt College in Nashville, Tenn., with a major in Christian Education and a minor in Bible.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Rev. Greg Forbus and Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery.
Survivors include seven nieces and nephews, seven great-nieces and great-nephews, five great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews and one great-great-great-nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Allan Montgomery, Dr. Dexter “Deck” Montgomery and Leon Montgomery; and four sisters, Edris Greene, Doris Higginbotham, Fay Montgomery and Alice Moore.
Pallbearers will be her nephews and great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Marie Holland
TUPELO – Marie Smith Holland, 94, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Rosewood Residence, where she had been a resident for the past five years. She was born May 25, 1915, in Pontotoc County to William and Daisy Smith. She graduated from Sherman High School in 1936. She was a former resident of Fulton and a longtime member of Fulton First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Wesleyan Sunday School Class, a Sunday School teacher, a Bible School teacher and a member of WSCS. Upon moving to Tupelo, she joined First Presbyterian Church. She was a charter member of the Edelweiss Garden Club and a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, pottery and cooking.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Thomas Groome and Dr. Charles Holland officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Daisy Aycock of Tupelo, and Judy Luce and husband, Douglas, of Lucedale; four grandchildren, Babs Fulton and husband, Tommy, of Destin, Fla., Amy Ray and husband, Van, of Yazoo City, Laurie vanLingen and husband, Peter, of Lucedale, and Dr. Ladd Luce of Gulf Shores, Ala.; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Van Ray, Peter vanLingen, Tommy Fulton, Dr. Ladd Luce, Wesley Rushing and Nick Snyder.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Ruth Taylor
PLANTERSVILLE – Ruth Ellis Taylor, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 1, 1926, in Bessemer, Ala., to Luther and Mattie Lou Moore Ellis. She married Durward O. Taylor in August 1945.
Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Park with Bro. Terry Paul Graham officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, David L. (Linda) Taylor of Plantersville; two grandchildren, Lee Ann Taylor of Tifton, Ga., and Russell (Karen) Taylor of Nettleton; three great-grandchildren, John Austin, and Peyton and Ella Kate Taylor; a special cousin, Gene Turner of Gulf Shores, Ala.; and one daughter-in-law, Joan Taylor (James) Walters.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; her son, Owen Taylor; and one brother, Harvey Lee Ellis.
Visitation will be from 4 until 5 p.m. today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Barry Lipsey
NEW ALBANY – Barry Gene Lipsey died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Virginia Valentine
HOLLY SPRINGS – Virginia Valentine, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Slayden Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Edwin Brown
BOONEVILLE – Edwin Davis Brown, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Longwood Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was a member of Hills Chapel Church of Christ. He was a former member of the Prentiss County Power Board and the Prentiss County School Board.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Tony Brown and Minister Johnny Miller officiating. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eva Nell Brown of Booneville; two daughters, Deborah Limerick (Syd) of Birmingham and Linda Sweeney (Donnie) of Booneville; one son, Dwain Brown (Diane) of Booneville; three sisters, Maylene Brown of New Site, Virginia Penna (Wilmer) of Bartlett, Tenn., and Beverly Taylor of Russellville, Ala.; three brothers, Johnny Brown, Ewell Brown (Hazel) and Vance Brown (Louise), all of Booneville; one sister-in-law, Eula Brown of Booneville; four grandchildren, Summer Brown Morris (Justin), Andrew Sweeney (Ginger), Trey Brown, and Ethan Brown; one great-granddaughter, Dublin Clare Morris; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Odus and Pearl Nan Walden Brown, and one brother, Leamon Brown.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until service time Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Russell Cemetery Fund, 87 CR 3161, Booneville, MS 38829.

Ruby Austin
PONTOTOC – Ruby B. Aron Austin, 97, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 29, 1911, in Pontotoc County to Joe Richard Aron and Mattie Sims Aron. She was a member of Buckhorn Church of Christ. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking for them.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mortimer Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Burial will follow at Buckhorn Cemetery in Buckhorn.
Survivors include three daughters, Jean DeWilde of Houston, Texas, Sue Mask of Randolph, and Teresa Austin of Longview; three sons, Bruce Austin and Kathy, and Billy Austin and Peggy, all of Houlka, and Joe Austin and Regina of Randolph; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claude Richard “Dick” Austin, in 1973;j two daughters, Leatha Darnell Mooneyham and Claudette Patterson; two sons, James Austin and an infant son; three grandchildren, Christy Mask Tedford, Billy James Goodson and Richard Gid Patterson; two great-grandchildren, Derek Tedford and Aron Billy Goodson; three sons-in-law, George Robert Patterson, Charles Mask and Wayne Mooneyham; one brother, Herman Aron; and two sisters, Bessie Denton and Marjorie Roy.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Leo Mask, Tony Mask, Joseph Austin, Dickie Austin, Larry Goodson and Carlos Patterson.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Robby Patterson, Richard Dill, Bill DeWilde and Brian Austin.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38801; or Buckhorn Cemetery Fund, c/o First National Bank, Pontotoc, MS 38863.

Thomas Tittle
PONTOTOC – Thomas Eugene Tittle, 43, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at his home. He was formerly of Houlka. He was a truck driver. He was a former paramedic for Monroe County and a former Chickasaw County sheriff’s deputy, and he drove a fire truck for Monroe County. He loved children and enjoyed making people laugh. He showed great kindness to everyone.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc. Bro. Jason Parker will officiate.
Survivors include his fiancée, Angel Livingston; one brother, William Tittle; three sisters, Bonnie Tittle, Janice Watson and Virginia Gunther; one son, Justin Tittle; his fiancée’s children, Natalie Swann, Michael Swann Jr. and Jakob Swann.
He was preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Tittle; his mother, Ruth Tittle; a sister, Carolyn Bailey; a daughter, Tiffany Tittle; and a nephew, Dusty Tittle.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
Mary Helen Mabry
TUPELO – Mary Helen Mabry, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Shannon to Early and Lottie Bell McKinney. She was a member of Inspirational Community Baptist Church where she was on the Mother Board and the Missionary Board. She was a retired employee of the Beverly Health and Rehab. She was a devoted mother and a mentor to many young men and women in the community. She loved gardening, fashions and listening to gospel music.
Services will be at noon today at Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo with Pastor Cordell Phillips officiating. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her seven children, Connie Mabry Norwood, John (Missy) Mabry, Jewel (Terry) Bumphis, Myrtle (Tytus) Howell, Kim Mabry Pannell, all of Tupelo, Sylvia (Rev. Steve) Mayhorn of Memphis and Angela Mabry of Atlanta, Ga.; two aunts, Aquila Rogers of Chicago and Genell Holmes of Pontotoc; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Pallbearers will be Terry Bumphis, Alfrazo Pannell, Tytus Howell, Terence Bumphis, Ryan Mabry and Joshua Bumphis.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time today.
Online condolences may be made at www.grayson-portersmortuary.com.

Sarah Kelly
BLUE SPRINGS – Sarah Malone Adams Kelly, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at her residence. She was born Nov. 23, 1928, in Union County to John Dee Adams Sr. and Bertha Greenhill Adams. She was a homemaker, and a member and Sunday School teacher of the Fairfield Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fairfield Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Steve Graham and Rev. Tom Hewitt officiating. Burial will be in the Fairfield Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Duggar (Larry) and Dawn Nickels (Bobby), both of Blue Springs; one son, David M. Kelly (Jo) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sisters, Eloise Foster and Brenda Coker, both of Blue Springs; one brother, John D. Adams Jr. of Blue Springs; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.B. Kelly; a daughter, Julia Ellen Kelly; a sister, Joann Sowell; and a brother, Paul Adams.
Pallbearers will be Gary Adams, Bobby Nickels, Jeff Foster, Billy Foster, Brian Crump and Mike Meinz.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Gola Fay Smith
DECATUR, Ala. – Gola Fay Smith, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at her residence. She was born Aug. 1, 1933, in Red Bay, Ala., to Purvie Ottis and Audie Blanton Hamm. She was a homemaker, a seamstress and a member of Berea Baptist Church in Athens, Ala.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Pat Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery at Golden.
Survivors are one daughter, Charlotte Treadway (Gene) of Athens, Ala.; one son, Carlton Smith (Wanda) of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; two sisters, Maxine Jarnigan and Sue Holley (Hollis), all of Decatur, Ala.; two brothers, A.C. Hamm (Opal) of Decatur, Ala., and Oscar Hamm (Willodean) of Red Bay, Ala.; five grandsons, Keith Smith (Alice), Joseph Smith (Andrea), Michael Smith, Jonathan Smith (Sarah) and Jeffrey Treadway (Kristin); nine great-grandchildren, Ethan, Chase, Rowan, Nora, Hailey, Bryan, Samuel, Logan and Ashtin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Smith; her parents; and one brother, Ottis Hamm.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jeffrey Treadway, Keith Smith, Michael Smith, Joe Smith and Jon Smith.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Earl Manning
WEST POINT – Earl Manning, 57, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at his home in West Point.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carter’s Mortuary Services in West Point. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Cleveland Culver
HOLLY SPRINGS – Cleveland Culver, 85, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Waterford.

Markarrian Sanders
BYHALIA – Markarrian LeShun Sanders, infant, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn.
Graveside services will be at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Hearn Grove M.B. Church Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Lenora Armstrong
BALDWYN – Lenora Armstrong died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at the Baldwyn Nursing Home in Baldwyn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Earl Scott Jr.
NETTLETON – Earl Scott Jr., 79, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home of Verona.
Cleo Thompson
EGYPT – Cleo Thompson died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility, where she had lived the past three years. She was a former resident of the Egypt community. The daughter of Andrew and Maude Thompson of Egypt, she was born Jan. 15, 1911, in the same house she lived in for most of her 98 years. After graduating from Egypt High School, she attended M.S.C.W. in Columbus, then transferred to Bowling Green, Ky., Business College. She helped build World War II aircraft in Prairie. She was a clerk at Delta Trouser in Okolona and also at the Houston Hospital, and she was involved in the family businesses of general merchandising and their farming operation there in Egypt. She was very involved in the Egypt Baptist Church, where she volunteered as secretary/treasurer. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, gardening and family gatherings. She loved bird watching and collecting bird items for the house.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eric Boykin officiating. Burial will be in Buena Vista Cemetery in Chickasaw County.
She is survived by one brother, Harold Thompson and wife, Rosemary, of Saltillo; a sister-in-law, Irene Thompson; nieces and nephews, Mary Ann Parrent and husband, O.C. (Tony); Andrew (Andy) Cutler and wife, Sandi; Fred Thompson and wife, Susan; Charles Thompson and wife, Marge; Kathleen Stokes and husband, Ray; Harold (Hal) Thompson and wife, Susan; Eileen Meis and husband, Kevin; Colleen Ray and husband, Philip; many great- and great-great-nieces and great- and great-great-nephews; and her special cousin and friend, Eleanor Jaggers of Okolona.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Thompson in 1909 and Ansel Thompson in 2009; one sister, Grace Cutler in 1977; a niece, Maureen Thompson in 1995 and a nephew, Harry Wayne Cutler in 2005.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Allyne Covington
RIPLEY – Mable Allyne Covington, 96, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 at home. She was born July 11, 1913, in Tippah County on the family farm, where she lived all her life. She participated in many chores on the family farm, but she was known most for her excellent vegetable garden. She was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church for many years and then Springdale Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Randy Hamilton will officiate, and Tommy Covington will assist. Burial will be in New Hope Community Cemetery.
Survivors include one niece, Edith Covington Cox of Mobile, Ala.; and three nephews, Dallas Covington (Pam) of Atlanta, Ga., Jimmie Covington (Shirley) of Cordova, Tenn., and Tommy Covington of Ripley; 11 great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friends, Hermie Koon and Sarah Persall.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Waymon and Lillie Nabors Covington; two brothers, Roy Covington and Hubert Covington; and three sisters, Lucile Stephens, Marie Covington and Jamie Covington.
Pallbearers will be Mike Carter, Lamon McClain, Steve Childers, Robert Koon, John Haynes and Rodney Brooks.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to New Hope Community Cemetery, 9111 CR 701, Ripley, MS 38663.
To view obituaries and sign the guest book online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

James Smitherman
PONTOTOC – James Rayburn Smitherman, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at his home in the Harmony community. He was born July 9, 1920, in Pontotoc County to Joel Wheeler Smitherman and Myrtle Lee Smitherman. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from November 1942 to January 1946. He was a pipefitter in Memphis for many years. Upon retiring he and his wife, Doris, moved back to the Harmony community, where they have lived for many years. He was a charter member of Harmony Baptist Church. He loved gardening, playing cards and spending time with his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Baldwin-Nowell Chapel with Bro. J.W. Owen and Bro. Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Doris “Dot” Smitherman; grandson Ryan Thompson (Necole); and two great-grandchildren, Landen and Lexie Thompson, all of Pontotoc; one sister-in-law, Virginia Smitherman; one brother-in-law, Alvis Goode; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents; two sisters, Onice Smitherman and Louise Goode; and three brothers, Wheeler Smitherman Jr., Tracey and Marvin Smitherman.
Pallbearers will be Bubba Thompson, Doug Wilson, Charlie Wayne Swords, Tracey Clayton, Nathan Wilson and Billy Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Landen Thompson, Jay Onsby and Bently Cochran.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to service time today.

Billy Harold Phifer
BOONEVILLE – Billy Harold Phifer, 68, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Årrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

David Monteith
NETTLETON – David Wayne Monteith, 50, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at his home in Nettleton. He was born Oct. 29, 1958, in Belleville, Ill., to Dale Thomas Sr. and Joan Mary Maher Monteith. He lived most of his life in Pensacola, Fla., but had lived in Nettleton for the past four years. He was a former air medic in the U.S. Army and a registered nurse. He graduated with honors from the R.N. nursing program at Pensacola Junior College. He enjoyed reading and going fishing.
Memorial services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Tommy Ray Dabbs officiating.
Survivors include his mother, Joan Mary Maher Monteith of Nettleton; two daughters, Candice Lynn Frei and Alisha Monteith, both of Kenosha, Wis.; one son, Dale Henry Monteith of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Cathy Riley (Jerry) and Connie Phillips (David), all of Nettleton; one brother, Dale “Cookie” Monteith (Chris) of Nettleton; two grandchildren, Kelsey Lynn Frei and David Frei; five nieces, five nephews and one great-niece.
He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Eddie and Johnny Monteith; and a nephew, Jordan Monteith Riley.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Francis Smith
GUNTOWN – Frances Glaspy Smith, 72, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at The Courtyards Nursing Facility in Fulton. She was a retired store clerk for “The Hub.” She was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Clyde Lane Patton and Bro. Marton Jacks officiating. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include her caregiver, Doris Gentry McCarthy; and a number of cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glaspy and Zana Lee McCarthy Smith; and her grandparents, Joseph and Cassie Smith, and William Daniel and Wilma Hickey McCarthy.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Camp Creek Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.

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