Obituaries Oct. 18, 2009

Juanita Cole
HOULKA – Juanita Davies Cole, 92, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Houston Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. today at Houlka Baptist Church.

Julia Kerr
WEST POINT – Julia Elizabeth Kerr, 86, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at her sister’s home in West Point.
She was born April 13, 1923, in Tyronza, Ark., to the late Lottie Beatrice Johnston and John Brice Kerr. She was an elementary school teacher having taught first grade for 43 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, EPC.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, EPC with the Rev. Steve Davis officiating. The body will lie at the church from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Frances Kerr Botsford of Benton, Ark., and Dorthy Jean Kerr of West Point; seven nieces and nephews; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her twin brother, John Brice Kerr, and sister, Martha Eileen Addkison.
Pallbearers will be Joe Salmon, Wade Willmott, Richard Daniel, Mike Mathews, Bill Autrey, Randy Simmons, Frank Swoope, Bill Cade and Brice Kerr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. T.N. Braddock, Frank Autrey, Billy Faye Simmons, Jake Garrett and Lamar Powers.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, EPC, P.O. Box 366, West Point MS 39773.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Ray Dreher
WEST POINT – Thomas Ray Dreher, 46, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Dreher was born June 29, 1963, in West Point to Phyllis Jean Parks Dreher and Frederic Nicholas Dreher. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Columbus.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Pastor Benjamin Kratz officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.
Survivors include his parents, Fred and Phyllis Dreher of West Point; four sisters, Debra Leigh Lancaster (Gary) of West Point, Jean D. King (Richard) of Oxford, Paula Sue Oakes (John Earl) of Vicksburg, and Jennifer Leigh Fowler (Allan) of West Point; one brother, John David Dreher (Teresa Ann) of West Point; eight nieces; one nephew; five great nieces; and two great nephews.
Pallbearers will be Allan Fowler, Jonathan Smith, Cory Simpson, Ken Creg, Chuck Jones and David Dreher.
Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Foreman, Deanie and Miles Forbes, Richard King, Gary Lancaster and John Earl Oakes.
Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 7912, Columbus MS 39701.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.

Ladosky Fennell
EGGVILLE – Ladosky Farris Fennell, 84, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. She was born in the Ballardsville Community on May 7, 1925, to Will and Virgie Farris. Earlier in her life, she worked in several area garment manufacturing plants and later worked at the North Mississippi Medical Center in sterile processing. She married George Fennell in 1981 and they made their home in the Eggville Community. She was a member of First Jesus Name Church of Mantachie. She loved going to church, gospel music, family, grandchildren, great-granchildren and her three special pets, Cookie, Boo and Sue.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Ben Raper and Rev. Jacky D. Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, George Fennell, of the Eggville Community; one daughter, Martha Tidwell (Tim) of Springhill, Tenn; two sons, Ronald Glidwell (Lani) of Atlanta and Mitch Fowler (Anita) of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be Colburn Edwards, Larry Nelson, Eric Glidwell, Lee Fowler, Lorne Thompson and Austin Byrd.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Lenora Armstrong
BALDWYN – Lenora Brown Hayes Armstrong died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility.
She was married to the late Eligh Armstrong and was a member of Mt. Zion Community Church.
Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Agnew & Sons Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Rev. J.S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery.
Survivors include three godsons, Milton Scales, Charles Ray Scales and Bobby Scales, all of Baldwyn; three goddaughters, Alice Griffin, Kathy Copeland and Serena Pippins, all of Baldwyn; and three special friends, Hunt Kirk, Kellie McCarley and Jewel Tapps, all of Baldwyn.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Billy Harold Phifer
BOONEVILLE – Billy Harold Phifer, 68, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Feb. 11, 1941, in Holcutt. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a truck driver. He enjoyed NASCAR and Western movies, as well as playing dominoes and cards.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don McGee officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery near Dennis.
He is survived by three children, Lisa Sanford (Jeff) of New Site, Billy Phifer of New Site and Randy Dean (Rosetta) of Belmont; five granddaughters, Kala Dill, Allison Castleberry, Ragen Butler, Elie Sanford and Camryn Sanford; and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Elvia Bell Henry Dean; his grandparents, Ira Fletcher Henry and Alabama Coats Henry; and the mother of his children, Carolyn Rhoads.
Pallbearers will be his cousins.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1, Marietta GA 30067.

James H. Spears
CORINTH – James H. Spears, 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Mason St. Luke M.B. Church. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in Kossuth under the direction of Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earl Repult
SALTILLO – Earl Repult, 67, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Earl C. Scott Jr.
NETTLETON – Earl C. Scott Jr., 79, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Belden on Dec. 19, 1929, to Earl and Mollie Scott. He was a personnel officer in the United States Navy, earning the rank of lieutenant and retiring Oct. 1, 1973. He served 25 1/2 years and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nettleton. He was married to his dearest wife, Mollie, for 54 years. He enjoyed fishing, rod and reel repair, hunting and music.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donald Pounders officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park with military honors.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Amon and her husband, George, and Deborah Lopez Olivera; two sisters, Linda Hall and Sharon Rae and her husband, Randy; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two brothers, Roy Scott and Johnny Scott.
Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. on Monday.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Phillip Hughes
AMORY – Phillip Douglas Hughes, 56, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.

Clytie McKennon
PARKER, Colo. – Martha Clytie McKennon, 82, formerly of Nettleton, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Parker Venice Hospital in Parker, Colo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23 at the funeral home.
Charles Hill
CALHOUN CITY – Charles Henry Hill, 77, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Webster County. He was a veteran of the Navy and a retired automobile dealer and salesman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Duncan Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Derick Finley and Bro. Benny Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Duncan Hill Cemetery in Derma.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Spencer Hill of Calhoun City; three sons, Mike Hill of Calhoun City, Jamie Hill of Vardaman and David Hill of Calhoun City; a daughter, Pam Hill Woods of Hernando; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.O. and Marie Fleming Hill; a brother, W.J. Hill; and a sister, Betty Hill Robinson.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City.

James Rampley
CORINTH – James William Stanley Rampley, 59, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Tishomingo County. Burial was in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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