Obituaries Oct. 23, 2009

Hurschel Sullivan
AMORY – Hurschel R. Sullivan, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Johnie Lyles
HOLLY SPRINGS – Johnie J. “Michael” Lyles, 46, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at True Vine M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Greenwood M.B. Church Cemetery at Lamar. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Billy Craig
TUPELO – Billy Ray Craig, 61, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
No formal services are planned after cremation. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
For online guestbook, visit www.ottsfuneralhome.net.

Clarence Neal Jr.
HOUSTON – Clarence Neal Jr., 59, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope United Methodist Church in Van Vleet. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Plaxico Jr.
WATERFORD – Robert Lee Plaxico Jr., 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at his home in Waterford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Teamer CME Church in Holly Springs. 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 2 to 8:30 p.m. today with the family hour from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

Rosa Rowan
BALDWYN – Rosa Rowan died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Lucy Stephenson
BOONEVILLE – Lucy Stephenson, 94, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Jettie Koon
CORINTH – Jettie Mae Koon, 96, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at her home after an extended illness. She was born July 7, 1913, in Tippah County to Marion Dee and Mary Jumper Tollison. She was a housewife and a member of Kossuth Church of Christ. She was a member of Freed Hardeman Associates. She loved reading, cooking, sewing and gardening.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tim Childs and Dr. Jonathan Pharr officiating. Burial will follow in the County Line Cemetery in the Dry Creek Community.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda (Euel) Wilemon of New Site and Linda (Jerry) Childs of Corinth; five grandchildren, Clayton Wilemon, Carolyn Maxcy, Kay Wilemon, Jennifer Markham and Kim Pharr.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daniel Koon; two sisters, Winnie Koon and Leola Mills; and one brother, Ruey Mansel Tollison.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Pharr, Joey Markham, Clayton Wilemon, Brad Wilemon, George Estell and Riley Malin.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.

Mary Etta Cooper
PONTOTOC – Mary Etta Miller Cooper, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at the Sunshine Nursing Home in Pontotoc. She was born Aug. 2, 1922, to L.V. Miller and Ida Creekmore Miller. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena, Ark.
Survivors include five daughters, Bonnie Wilson and husband, Frank, of Imboden, Ark., Joyce Golden of Senatobia, JoAnn Ward of Senatobia, Pat Chambers and husband, Bobby, of Thaxton, and Becky Sowell and husband, Tim, of Hernando; one son, Harvey Cooper and wife, Elizabeth, of Ripley; one brother, V.C. Miller of Elaine, Ark.; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Isom Gletis Cooper; two sisters, Esterine Smith and Arvey Patton; two brothers, Edward Miller and J.C. Miller; and a son-in-law, Carlon Golden.
Pallbearers will be Lee Cooper, Stephen Cooper, Ricky Burk, Kendall Mullins, Michael Wilson, Scotty Watson, Russell Youngblood and Benjamin Fowler.
Honorary pallbearers will be Aleatha Barclay, Sarah Stewart, Tina Wilson, Carla Corbitt, Shauna Youngblood, Christy Gregory, Dawn Simmons and Holly Williams.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1900 dunbarton Drive, Suite H, Jackson, MS 39216.

Mary Brown
PARK RIDGE, Ill. – Mary Brown, formerly of Houston, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Alan Lane
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Alan Wade Lane, 51, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Oct. 18, 1958, in Memphis to Oscar and Jimmie Wamble Lane. He was a former factory worker. He was disabled.
No services are planned at this time. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Allison Lane of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Nancy Paslay (Burney) of Statesville, N.C., and Bonnie Burk of St. Petersburg, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Daniel Lane.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Grover Baker Jr.
PUERTO RICO – Grover C. Baker Jr., died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at the San Juan Veterans Hospital in Puerto Rico. Formerly of Aberdeen, he was born Jan. 23, 1965, in Aberdeen to Olivia G. Baker and Grover C.
Baker Sr. He served in the United States Navy and was stationed in Puerto Rico, which he later made his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hebron Baptist Church in Aberdeen with Pastor Sam Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Enid Elise Curbelo Baker; five daughters: Vicky Ayala, Maryleane (Eric) Miro, Mirely (Melvin) Rivera, Reina Deysha Baker and Joyce Lesha Baker; one son: Xavier Denzel Baker; his mother, Olivia G. Baker; three sisters, Joyce Goldsmith, Joyce (Ted) Arterberry and Teresa Baker; two brothers, Darnell Cook and Rickey (Angelena) Cook; a special brother, Kenneth Ray (Gladys) Baker; 10 grandchildren; four nieces, two nephews; a great-niece and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Grover C. Baker Sr., and his grandmother, Johnnie L. Baker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Clytie McKennon
NETTLETON – Clytie Sherman McKennon, 82, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colo. She was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Calhoun City to Edgar and Lillian Idell Malone Sherman.
Formerly of Eupora, she had lived in Nettleton for 18 years before moving to Denver, Colo. She was a former librarian and a Baptist. She enjoyed reading.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Donald Pounders officiating. Burial will be in the Nettleton Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Eva Evans of Arlington, Texas; one son, Roger D. McKennon (Sylvia) of Centennial, Colo.; two sisters, Polly Tidwell of Nettleton and Glennie Wray of Covington, La.; six grandchildren, Gordon McKennon (Tiffany), Matthew McKennon (Autumn),
Natalie McKennon, Eric Evans (Layna), Jason Evans (Shanna) and Melissa Kuhn (Will); nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, D.H. McKennon, and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Gordon McKennon, Eric Evans, Jason Evans, Will Kuhn, Bobby Tidwell and Kaleb Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Charles Lauderdale
AUBURN – Charles Edward Lauderdale, 68, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 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. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Helen Crane
FULTON – Helen M. “Bea” Crane, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1929, in Tremont to Eldridge John Henry and Bertha Artilisha Welch Haynes. Her faith was Primitive Baptist. She did Navy relief volunteer work at the Pensacola Naval
Base. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time with family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Bobby Howell, Bro. Terry Paul Graham and Bro. Nick Ulmer
officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Dulaney (Duford) and Jeannie Wallace, both of Fulton; three grandchildren, Dana Harper
(David), David James Dulaney and Allison Beard (Mark); seven great-grandchildren, Hannaha, Savanna, and Levi Harper, Chip, Darrian and
Dylan Dulaney, and Tyler Dossett; one great-great-grandson, Matthew Dulaney; one sister, Paula Bryant (Max) of Fulton; nieces and
nephews, Bertha McMillen (Mark), Max Bryant Jr., Adora Morris (Eric), Shannon Hysaw (Chris) and Paul Bryant (Sandy); special friend, Glenda Pearce; her caregivers, Amelia Smith, Wade Underwood, Robbie Pounders
and Dr. Brady Russell.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, James Talmage Crane, and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Eric Morris, Paul Bryant, Lowell Dulaney, Brandon Smith and George Sargent.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Madalyn Coopwood
HOLLY SPRINGS – Madalyn Jalee Coopwood, 30 days, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at her home in Holly Springs. She was born Sept. 21, 2009, in Southaven. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt.
Pleasant Methodist Church with Bro. Scott Broughton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her father, John Carlton Coopwood, and her mother, April Dawn Davis, of Holly Springs; her grandparents, Sandy Horvath
of Yasnee, Fla., Kay Brackeen of Memphis, Lloyd and Julie Davis of Savannah, Tenn., and Mildred McCarron of Memphis; her great
grandparents, John Horvath of Memphis, Shirley Coopwood of Mt. Pleasant, Leroy and Doris Kellen of Counce, Tenn., and Lela and Lloyd
Davis Sr. of Savannah, Tenn.; two brothers, Christian Coopwood and Rylan Coopwood of Mt. Pleasant.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church.

Martha J. Stricklin
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Martha J. Stricklin, 66, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born May 6, 1943. She was a member of Beach Hill M.B. Church, where she was Sunday School secretary and a member of the Mother Board.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Lawrence McKenzie officiating. Burial
will be in Antioch Cemetery at Blue Mountain.
Survivors include her husband, Frank H. Stricklin of Blue Mountain; three sons, Frank Stricklin Jr. (Willona), David Stricklin (Anola) and Ken Stricklin (Lora), all of Blue Mountain; five sisters, Helen Carroll (Dave), Maurice Spears and Mary Turner, all of New Albany, Onie Rainer of Boston, Mass., and Allene Johnson of Columbus; seven grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at noon today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.

Barry Lipsey
NEW ALBANY – Barry Gene Lipsey, 59, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born May 20, 1950, in New Albany to Curtis T. Lipsey and Lula Bell Crocwell Lipsey. He attended B.F. Ford School. He was a former truck driver for Stephens Lumber Co.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Gerizum Cemetery at Myrtle.
Survivors include a daughter, Latisa Bailey of Atlanta, Ga.; a stepson, Lee Berry of New Albany; one sister, Sarah Foster of Aurora,
Ill.; three brothers, Matthew (Annette) Lipsey and Curtis Lipsey of New Albany and James (Joyce) Lipsey of Champaign, Ill.; five
grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jewel Simpson; and brothers, Kenneth, Prentis, Sammie, Arthur, Albert and Edward Lipsey.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today with the family hour from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Waymon Heard
ECRU – Waymon H. “Red” Heard, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at the Pontotoc Hospital. He was a member of Cairo Baptist Church. He worked at Pontotoc Co-op for 24
years and at Pontotoc Butane for 12
years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cairo Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Warren Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ruby Heard; two sons, Randy Heard and wife, June, of Ecru and Roger Heard and wife, Melissa, of Hurricane; grandchildren, Jeff and Tiffany Heard of Ecru, Jennifer and Jeffery Tutor of Belden, and Carmen Heard and Miciah Heard of Hurricane; great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Carter and Caeden Heard, and Layeson Tutor.
He was preceded in death by his father, Asberry Heard; his mother, Clara Heard; and two brothers, Howard Heard and John Heard.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Heard, Miciah Heard, Jeffery Tutor, Raymond Owen, Elvin Flake and Phillip Heard.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today at Cairo Baptist Church.

Harold Johnson
GOLDEN – Harold Johnson, 63, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by
Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.

Lucille Johnson
HOLLY SPRINGS – Lucille Johnson, formerly of Oxford, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Trinity Mission Healthcare in Holly Springs.
Services will be at noon Saturday at New Hope Church at Laws Hills. Burial will be in the Mt. Comfort CME Church Cemetery at Laws Hills.
Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Albert Brassell
OXFORD – Albert Brassell, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a
member of Harrisonville M.B. Church in Oxford. He loved fishing, gardening and cooking.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association in Oxford. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Lizzie Brassell of Oxford; three sons, Gregory (Brenda) Brassell of Cordova, Tenn., James Brassell of Oxford
and Sidney Williams of Rock Island, Ill.; three daughters, Makeisha (Craig) Morgan, Letasha (TaKory) Austin and Sandra (Wade) Dennis, all of Oxford; three brothers, Fletcher Brassell Jr., Howard (Willie Mae) Brassell and Andrew (Doris) Brassell, all of Oxford; three stepbrothers, J.B. Franklin of Oxford, and Roy (Rose) Buford and Clarence Buford Jr., all of Alton, Ill.; three sisters, Ora Campbell of Oxford, Bernice Stinson of St. Louis, Mo., and Allie Terrell of Alton, Ill.; five stepsisters, Clara Wilson of Denver, Colo., Juanita (David) Webb of Batesville, Dorothy (William) Love of Oxford, and Katie (Robert) Wilson and Bettie Peel, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Shirley Stanford
NEW ALBANY – Shirley Stanford died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at the Regency Hospital in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Kimberly Williams
BRUCE – Kimberly Jean Williams, 39, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, as the result of an automobile accident in Bruce. She was born Sept. 1, 1970, in Tupelo. She was a 1986 graduate of Vardaman High School. She was an employee of Pomegranate Nursery and a former employee of Walmart in Grenada. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She loved her family and will be greatly missed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Donald Austin and the Rev. Benny Hill
officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery in Vardaman.
Survivors include her husband, Chad Williams of Bruce; her father and mother, Carroll Ray and Shirley Morgan of vardaman; one son, C.J.
Williams of Bruce; two daughters, Morgan Edwards and Autumn Williams, both of Bruce; one stepdaughter, Samantha Williams of Houlka; two brothers, Carroll David Morgan (Regina) of Houlka and Keith Morgan (Tonya) of Houston; two grandmothers, Mae Chandler and Clara Mae
Morgan, both of Vardaman; two brothers-in-law, Jeremy Williams of Houlka and Raich Morgan (Nagisa) of Japan; a sister-in-law, Angel
Swords (Matt) and baby Carson of Pontotoc; a special aunt, Betty Nichols of Brandon.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Durell Chandler and Ray Morgan.
Pallbearers will be David Ward, Robert Bailey, Jeremy Williams, Jake Holladay, Tim Holladay and Jake McGreger.

Trey Ferguson
BECKER – Trey Eddie Ferguson, 16, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born Feb. 20, 1993, in Tupelo, the son of Don Ferguson and Neisha Crawford Ferguson. He was previously a member of the New Albany football team. He was currently a sophomore at Hatley High School. He loved playing his guitar, fishing, hunting and spending time with his little sister. He was a member of Keownville Baptist Church and also attended Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church and Amory Church of God at Hatley and was very active in the youth groups. He often spoke to youth at various churches in the area. His family remembers him as a talented young man who could make others smile when no one else could, always happy and outgoing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Jerry Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Don and Mary Ferguson of New Albany; his mother, Neisha Ferguson of Amory; his brother, Corey Epperson of Amory; his sister, Brianna Ferguson of New Albany; his grandparents, Kay Kafer (Rich) of Belden, Darnell George of Sheffield, Ala., Frank and Vicky Crawford of Faircreek, Ala., Larry George of Amory, and Ronnie and Linda Morgan; his great-grandfathers, Ford McNatt of Russellville, Ala. and Robbie Bridgman of Okolona; his niece, Tully Epperson of Amory; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Eddie Ferguson; his great-grandmothers, Polly Austin, Donna Russell, and Rose McNatt; his
uncle, Lance George; and his Papaw Elbert.
Pallbearers will be Victor McAnally, David Clayton, Casey Clayton, David Wallace Clayton, Keith Jones, Doug Morgan, Corey Sparks, Codey
Stanford and Quinn Cole.
Honorary pallbearers will be the New Albany High School football team; the youth groups of Keownville Baptist Church and Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church; and Tully Epperson.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Guy Jones Jr.
ABERDEEN – Guy Jones Jr., 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born April 9, 1930, to Guy Jones Sr. and Mary Jackson Jones in Aberdeen. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County and a graduate of Aberdeen High School. He retired from the City of Aberdeen electric department as a meter reader superintendent. He was a member of Aberdeen First Christian
Church and Good Sam’s Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. George Forbes and the Rev. Robert
Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Merriel Chism Jones of Aberdeen; one son, Robert Earl Fowlkes and wife, Martha, of becker; one brother, Leroy Jones and wife, Sandy, of Aberdeen; one grandchild, Gail Smith; two great-grandchildren, Warren Smith and Brittney Smith; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bobby Jones.
Pallbearers will be Carl Stahl, Donald Dahlem, Bobby Jackson, Sam Criddle, Steve English, Joe Chism, Wren West and Steve Gill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Sanders, Floyd Jackson, David Brock, Doyle Herndon, Billy Herndon, Ed White, Leonard Hussey, Shelby Carter, Warren Smith, Norman Smith, Brad Brashier, Reed Jones and Tuck Jones.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign the online register or send condolences, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Virginia L. Moore
HOLLY SPRINGS – Virginia L. Moore, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Sammie Floyd
MOOREVILLE – Sammie Floyd, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona.

Doc McMickin
TREMONT – Robert D. “Doc” McMickin, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Oct. 27, 1932, to James Walston and Pearly Holloway McMickin. He retired from Malone and Hyde in 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a
member of the Bethel Church of God in Red Bay, Ala. He loved to play music.
Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday at the Bethel Church of God with Bro. Greg Pace and Bro. Murlin Johnson officiating. Burial will
be in the Tremont Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy McMickin of Red Bay; three sons, Rickey McMickin (Betty) of Tremont, Robert Jeffery McMickin (Gayle) of Golden and Kenneth Darrell McMickin (Charlene) of Tremont; four stepchildren, Terry Parrish (Gail) of Red Bay, Sherry Shugart (Randy) of Meridian, Rickey Parrish (Robin) of Shottsville and Regina Shotts (Steve) of Hamilton, Ala.; seven grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clytee McMickin; his parents; and two grandchildren, Joy McMickin and Chris Hammock.
Pallbearers will be Chris McMickin, Charles McMickin, Bruce Terrell, Andy Parrish, Brandon Parrish and Roy Summerford.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the Bethel Church of God.

William White
EUPORA – William J.C. White, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oliver Funeral Home. Burial will be in Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Louise Nickerson
MOUND BAYOU – Louise S. “Mama Nick” Nickerson, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church at Mound Bayou. Burial will follow in Mound Bayou Memorial Gardens No.
2. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Roosevelt Edwards
MEMPHIS – Roosevelt Edwards died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Truett Burrow
TUPELO – James Truett “Jim” Burrow Sr., 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Countrywood Plantation in Mantachie after an extended
illness. He was born on Jan. 10, l933, in Marion County, Ala. to the late William Burrow and Madie Parmer Carroll. He was a longtime East Tupelo resident. He was a retired trucker with Emerson Electric Services, where he worked for over l9 years. He was a member of the East Heights Baptist Church. He loved listening to gospel music, especially The Gaithers, reading, traveling, camping, fishing and watching old John Wayne movies. He was a member of the Good Sam Club.
He loved his family, particularly his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately knew him as “Grandpaw.”
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Terry Ledbetter officiating. The Rev. Paul Lee will deliver personal and family reflections. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Louise Ramsey Burrow, whom he married Jan. 25, 1958; two daughters, Mitzi Shook (Patrick) of Amory and Wanda Armstrong (Carl) of Tupelo; five sons, James Truett Burrow Jr. (Rhonda) of Shannon, Richard Burrow (Sandra) of Riverside, Fla., Frank Burrow of Nettleton, Larry Hartley (Ginger) of Amory and Phillip Hartley (Nanci) of Brewer; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wade Burrow (Jan) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Earl Burrow (Pat) of Tupelo; a special aunt, Naomi Lee of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter-in-law, Rachel Burrow.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Mildred F. Barrett
TUPELO – Mildred Elizabeth Forsythe Barrett, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born April 24, 1920, in Corinth to Robert Lee and Ella Maude McCool Forsythe. She worked as an administrative assistant for Kellum’s Clinic for many years and later worked as administrative assistant for One DeVille Apartment Complex, from which she retired. An avid reader, she also enjoyed gospel music and spending time with her family. She was a member of Gloster Street Church of Christ and the widow of Milton Barrett.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Minister Joe Connell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her daughter, Jo Presley of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Angela Park Mask, Caryn Presley Hood, Marcus Presley
(Amy), Elizabeth Presley and John Forsythe, all of Tupelo; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two children, Jimmy and Jan Forsythe; two sisters, Katherine Forsythe and
Marguerite Owens; and three brothers, James, Bill, and Sam Forsythe.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, One St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN 38105; or Make a Wish Foundation, P.O. Box
29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038-9119.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Leland Allen
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Leland Forrest Allen, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born Aug. 22,
1918, in Collierville, Tenn., to Larrimore and Velma Mahaffey Allen.
He was a member of New Albany Presbyterian Church. He was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years and 2 months service. He was also retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Bill Everett officiating. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery.
He is survived by one daughter, Margaret Reese (Charles) of Blue Mountain; two sons, Leland Allen (Beth) of Covington, Ga., and James Allen (Linda) of New Albany; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Collinsworth Allen; his parents; one daughter, Mary Louise Petrie; two sisters, Elizabeth Hobson and Marie Willard; one brother, Jesse Allen; and one grandchild.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Woodrow Jordan
ASHLAND – Woodrow Henderson Jordan, 97, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Briarcrest Nursing Home in Ashland. He was born July 25,
1912, to Moses S. Jordan and Lou Ella Roach Jordan. He was a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the U.S, Army and serving in several locations including Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bluff Springs Baptist Church with Minister Norman Webb, Bro. Steve Webb and Bro. Ed McCafferty officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Fran Curtis (Woodie) of Little Rock, Ark.; one son, Paul Jordan (Nancy) of Ripley; four grandchildren,
Clint Jordan, Kyle Jordan, Andrea Rogers and Keith Rogers (Lori); two great-grandchildren, Katie and Cole Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Lucille Webb Jordan; one son, David Glenn Jordan; two sisters, Effie Jordan Shelby and Sue Jordan Chandler; and two brothers, Lawrence Jordan and Newton Jordan.
Pallbearers will be Keith Rogers, Clint Jordan, Kyle Jordan, Nicky Elliott, Larry Webb, Billy Webb, Mike Webb and Tommy Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack West, Clovis Cox, Arthur McMullen, Sammy Webb, Joe Hudick, Joel Poff, Gary Orman, Joe Ray Jordan and Calvin Ursery.
Visitation will be 6 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home. To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be sent to Bluff Springs Baptist Church, c/o Steve Autry, 702 Renick Hill Rd., Hickory Flat, MS. 38633 or to Alzeimer’s Association, Middle Mississippi Chapter, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216.

Gene Tackitt
HOUSTON – Herman Eugene Tackitt Jr., 67, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at his residence in Houston. He was born Aug. 3, 1942, in Pontotoc County to Herman E. Tackitt Sr. and Annie Lee Berryhill Tackitt. He was U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam. He was retired automotive technician and retired from the furniture industry. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Houston.
The Mass of Christian Resurrection will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Houston with Father Robert Dalton officiating. Graveside services will follow in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens in Houston. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Maria S. Tackitt of Houston; one son, Frank E. Tackitt (Angela) of Brandon; one daughter, Regenia R. Higginbotham of Bruce; two brothers, Ricky Tackitt (Pat) of Tupelo and Ronnie Tackitt (Sunshine) of Tupelo; one stepson, Alberto Davis of Houston; two stepdaugthers, Lisa Davis (Andrew Huebner) and Grabriella Griffin of Houston; four grandsons, Kenny Tackitt, Connor Tackitt, Carson Tackitt and Drake Ivy; three grandaughters, Kirsten Tackitt, Brittany Higginbotham and Jaeca Ivy; two stepgrandsons,
Tyler Davis and Brandon Davis; one stepgreat-grandaughter, Adlie Kate Falkner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Leigh Ann Tackitt; two brothers, Larry Tackitt and Kenneth Tackitt; and one
sister, Joanne Reynolds.Pallbearers will be Randy Reynolds, Phil Reynolds, Mike Tackitt,
Kenny Tackitt, Connor Tackitt, Alberto Davis and Andrew Huebner.Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, P.O. Box 309, Houston, MS 38851.

Rosa Lee Rowan
BALDWYN – Rosa Lee Rowan, 96, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at the home of her son and his wife, Paul and Linda Rowan of Baldwyn, after a long illness. She was a member of Ingram Baptist Church and a retired employee of Blue Bell Industries.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Wallace Pannell and Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss County Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her son, Paul (Linda) Rowan of Baldwyn; three daughters, Mary Johnson of Tupelo, Jane (John) Walker of New Hampshire and Florida, and Ann (Stanley) Cagle of Baldwyn; 12 grandchildren, Theresa (Kevin) Pohlman of Ocala, Fla., Paul Rowan Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Jimmy Johnson of Jackson, Randy (Julie) Johnson of Rockvale, Tenn., Ricky Johnson of Tupelo, Sandra (Jason) Black of Pearl, Donna Walker of Hampton, N.H., Beth (Steve) Walker-Fenton of Naples, Fla., Susan (Jim) Ryan of Hampton, N.H., Jill (Mike) Stahl of Guntown, Jan Conwill of Memphis, Jerrod (Stephanie) Cagle of Baldwyn; one sister, Clara Smith of Florence, Ala.; 18 great grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Edward Rowan; one granddaughter, Paula Jean Rowan; one sister, Eula Allen; and one brother, James Morgan.Pallbearers will be her grandsons and spouses of granddaughters and great-grandson: Jimmy Johnson, Randy Johnson, Ricky Johnson, Jerrod Cagle, Steve Fenton, Kevin Pohlman, Mike Stahl and Brandon Conwill.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ollye Grayson
CORINTH – Ollye C. Grayson, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at her home after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Services of Corinth.

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