Obituaries Oct. 24, 2009

Correction:
The obituary for Dewey Cleo Rogers which was published in Thursday’s Daily Journal contained an incomplete list of survivors. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Lucy Stephenson
BOONEVILLE – Lucy Mae Stephenson, 94, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was born March 24, 1915, in Prentiss County to Jeff and Lucy Montgomery Peak. She retired from Prentiss Mfg. She was a member of Baldwyn First United Methodist Church and an avid supporter of Camp Bluebird.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Corley and the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Culver (Bob) of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Gordon Marie Crowe (Don) of Baldwyn; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Stephenson, and her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or Baldwyn First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 146, Baldwyn, MS 38824.

Gennie Greer
HOLLY SPRINGS – Gennie Tables Greer, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Powell Chapel M.B. 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 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Monday.

Stella Clark
PONTOTOC – Stella Clark, 83, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at her residence in Pontotoc after a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
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. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Bobby Howell, Bro. Mark McMillen and Dr. Richard Welch 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 Westmoreland, 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 8 a.m. to service time today.

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. today 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 Jr., and her mother, April Dawn Davis Coopwood, 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.

Bobby Childers
RIPLEY – Robert Lee “Bobby” Childers, 77, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at his residence in Ripley. He was born Jan. 23, 1932, to Clyde Childers and Bessie Lee Rogers Fiske. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ripley. He was a Mason and a member of the Eastern Star. He was also an active member of the American Legion Post 81 and a member of VFW. He was a retired farmer and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jack Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Falkner Cemetery.
He is survived by four daughters, Vicki Diane Childers, Sherry Lee Rutherford (Phil) and Angie Denise Cox (John David), all of Ripley, and Robin Renae Childers of Baldwyn; four grandchildren, Cody Rutherford (Cindy), Cole Rutherford (Jane), Wesley Cox and Anna Cox, all of Ripley; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Lorene Jamieson Childers; one son, John Roger Childers; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be John David Cox, Phil Rutherford, Cody Rutherford, Cole Rutherford, Wesley Cox and Randy Waldon. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the American Legion Post 81.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home. To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Tom Buchanan
MATHISTON – Tom Buchanan, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Blythe Creek Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Burial will be later in North Carolina.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Norvel Counce
CORINTH – Charles Norvel Counce, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery in Counce, Tenn.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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 several 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. today 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 Parker 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 Barrett and Jan Simpson Barrett; two sisters, Katherine Forsythe and Marguerite Owens; and three brothers, James, Bill and Sam Forsythe.
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.

Ollye Grayson
CORINTH – Ollye Crawford Grayson, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at her home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bennie E. Stafford Sr.
PHEBA – Bennie E. Stafford Sr., 72, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 10, 1937, in West Point to Rowena Houk and John Willis Stafford. He worked at Babcock & Wilcox and the State Lime Plant, and he was a logger. He was a Baptist.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Montpelier Cemetery near Montpelier with the Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Boyce Stafford of Pheba; one daughter, Vicki Lynn Coates (James) of Philadelphia; one son, Bennie E. Stafford Jr. (Melissia) of Cedar Bluff; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Wayne Stafford.
Pallbearers will be Robert Stafford Jr., Jerry Goode, Johnny Goode, Jimmy Shelton, Bobby Shelton and Danny Shelton.
Memorials may be made to Old Montpelier Cemetery Care Fund, c/o J.T. Hodnett, 16825 Hodnett Road, Cedar Bluff, MS 39741.
Visitation will be from noon until 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Billy W. Cosper
NEW ALBANY – Billy W. Cosper, 70, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at his residence. He was born Aug. 3, 1939, to Willie Cosper and Ruby Bounds Cosper. He graduated from Center High School in 1958. He was retired from the Mississippi State Department of Agriculture. He was president of the board of the Union County Fair Association and a member of Neely Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jason Pilcher officiating. Burial will be at Wallerville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Linda Moody Cosper; his children, Carol Riddell (Tally) of New Albany and Tony Cosper (Dayle) of Houlka; his sister, Dot Alexander (Raymond) of New Albany; his grandson, Jaysen Manning (Melissa)of New Albany; and his two great-grandchildren, Will and Emily Manning.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Susie Roach
CALHOUN CITY – Susie Roach, 51, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1958, in Lepanto, Ark. She was a sewing machine operator for Kellwood and a Baptist.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Frank Samples and her sister, Ann Kirk, officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Survivors include her mother, Bert Roach of Calhoun City; three sisters, Alice Williams and Jenny Nichols, both of Coffeeville, and Ann Kirk (Randy) of Grenada; two brothers, Wayne Roach (Wonda) of Derma and Billy Roach (Sybil) of Slate Springs; several nieces and nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Roach, and a nephew, Isaac W. Williams.
Pallbearers will be B.J. Williams, Mickey Nichols, Dakota Nichols, Trent Kirk, Roger Poynor, Bubba Dye and Nick Ruth.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Hurshel Sullivan
AMORY – Hurshell Ray Sullivan, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was born Aug. 7, 1927, to Denton and Annie May Northington Sullivan. He married Onita Jones in 1948. He was a member and deacon at Trinity Baptist Church. He worked for Amory Garment before his retirement. He enjoyed fishing and camping.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Jack Dauphin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Onita Sullivan of Amory; one son, Danny Ray Sullivan (Shirley Aldridge) of Amory; one daughter, Debra Saxon (Donald Conrad) of Bay Springs; two sisters, Jonell Taggart of Amory and Laverne Bray of Citrus Heights, Calif.; three grandchildren, Jason Ray Sullivan (Virginia), John Daniel Sullivan and Holly Michelle Miller; and one great-grandchild, Harli Annah Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Olen Sullivan.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Reeves, Rickey Chaney, Boyd Duncan, Jackie McNeese, Richard Aldridge, Tommy Swan, Bro. Wayne Vines and Bro. Lloyd Minor.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Charles E. Lauderdale
TUPELO – Charles Edward “Unc” Lauderdale, 66, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Prentiss County native, he was born Feb. 23, 1943, to Donnie Lee and Edna Evelyn Stell Lauderdale. He married Linda Stanford Lauderdale and they made their home in the Auburn community. He worked for Glenn Hester Construction Company of Nettleton for many years and also worked for Mid-South Packing Company, Pennsylvania Tire Company and Hunter Sadler Clothing. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In recent years his pet project was the cabin he was building on the lake in Marietta with his family. He loved spending time with his family and his little dachshund, Cricket. He was a member of Auburn Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Auburn Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Burt and the Rev. Jimmy Henry officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Linda Stanford Lauderdale of the Auburn community; two daughters, Michelle Jones (Jeff) and Tammy Hall, all of Auburn; three grandchildren, Blake and Austin Jones, and Hunter Hall; three sisters, Moieze Nanney of Tupelo, Evelyn Ramey of Auburn and Nona Faye Johnsey; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Virginia Stennett Bishop and Louisse Wilburn.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Wilburn, Jimmy Wilburn, Terry Ramey, Jeff Ramey, Perry Stanford and Jon David Sullivan.
Honorary pallbearers will be his work crew at Glenn Hester’s Construction Company.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Harold Johnson
GOLDEN – Harold Ray Johnson, 63, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Meridian. He was born March 30, 1947, in Itawamba County to Hassell and Dewdrop Sparkman Johnson. He worked in law enforcement in Itawamba County. He was a member of Tishomingo Church of Christ.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Claudie Jones officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lynette Hyde Johnson of Golden; two daughters, Sebrina Clanton (Ronald) of Golden and Tabatha Morgan (Ken) of Mantachie; one son, David Johnson (Cindy) of Fort Hood, Texas; 17 grandchildren, Farron, Kane, Kristian, Kolton, Katelyn, Konner, Chyenne, Dylan, Austyn, Marissa, Kayla, Skylar, Ramey, Marshall, Christopher, Mia and Madison; one sister, Clara Sandlin of Fulton; one brother, Howard Johnson of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Danny Chestant, Mike Grissom, Robert Crocker, Ronald Sparkman and Reggie Johnson.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Sammie L. Floyd
MOOREVILLE – Sammie L. Floyd, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Lee County on June 19, 1930, to Oscar and Myrtle Floyd. He was a longtime truck driver, driving for Olympic Products for 26 years and later for Clark Truck Line. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars and playing dominoes with his friends. He was a faithful member of Lighthouse Assembly of God Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Merle Floyd and Bro. Ronnie Martin officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Floyd of Mooreville; two daughters, Edith Diane (Bill) Owens of Bigbee and Sandra (William) Edwards of Mooreville; two sons, Lewis (Tiffany) Floyd of Mooreville and Brandon Paul (Amy) Floyd of Booneville; four brothers, Raymond Floyd of Baldwyn, Bobby (Hattie) Floyd of Blue Springs, Jerry (Jannie) Floyd of Guntown and Hoyt Ray (Marie) Floyd of Houston; one sister, Jewel Rowe of Baldwyn; 14 grandchildren, Christy Arnold, Amy Barnes, Andrea Harris, Tonya Beasley, Anthony Daniels, Amanda Floyd, Scott Floyd, Mandi Guthrie, Ashley Floyd, Courtney Edwards, Micheal Edwards, Tyler Floyd, Beth Floyd and Morgan Bowden; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Floyd; two brothers, Archie Floyd and James Floyd; and two sisters, Loretta Floyd and Ruby Calemese.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Bobby Cleveland
BOONEVILLE – Robert Keith “Bobby” Cleveland, 46, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Houston, Texas. He was born Oct. 27, 1962. He was an automotive technician in Booneville and Memphis. He was an avid outdoorsman, who especially enjoyed deer hunting and fishing with his uncles and cousins. He lived life to the fullest and truly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Booneville Funeral Home with Bro. Jackie Spencer and Bro. Gerald Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery at a later date.
Survivors include his parents, Charles and Peggy Hamblin Cleveland of Booneville; two sons, John Mathis and Matt Mathis (Joanna), both of Booneville; two sisters, Michelle Cleveland and Mimi Breedlove (Craig), all of Booneville; two grandchildren, Jacob Mathis and Natalie Mathis, both of Booneville; one nephew, Cole Lauderdale of Booneville; a special uncle and aunt, Jack and Beverly Hamblin of Memphis; a special cousin, Tonya Autry and her children, Cody, Loren, and Chase, all of Memphis; a lifelong best friend, Jimmy Huddleston; and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doyle and Rubye Hamblin, and J.G. and Gara Cleveland.
Memorials may be made to Crestwood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 172, Booneville, MS 38829.

Shirley Stanford
NEW ALBANY – Shirley Raines Stanford, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Regions Memorial Hospital in Meridian. She was born in Union County to Lee Quitman Raines and Nellie Bell Welch Raines. She had worked earlier in her life at Futorian Furniture Factory before becoming a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, singing and the TV program on UBN on Friday nights.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Jack Ezell and Bro. James Wells officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Stanford of New Albany; two daughters, Deborah Hall (David) and Rebecca Mayo (John Alton), both of New Albany; two grandsons, Michael “Tony” Hall of Cleveland, Tenn., and Andy Mayo of Pontotoc; one sister, Margie Bailey (W.C.) of New Albany; one brother, David Raines (Jane) of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Victoria Raines, Zeldia Shettles, Katie Bell Goggins, Opal Rodgers, Dorothy Jennings and Ruby Tate; three brothers, Doyle Raines, Willie Ralph Raines Sr. and Charlie Quitman Raines; one grandson, Pvt. Barry Wayne Mayo.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Rodgers, Joe Raymond Jennings, Jerry Doyle Raines, Tommy Raines, Ricky Tate, Willie Ralph Raines Jr., John Wooley and Andy Ross.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Sam Crum
CORINTH – Funeral services for Samuel “Sam” Crum, 49, will be at 3 p.m. today at Community Full Gospel Tabernacle. Burial will be in the Crum Family Cemetery. Visitation is at the church.
Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

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