Obituaries Oct. 25, 2009

Laura Frances Caldwell
HORN LAKE – Laura Frances Christian Caldwell, 75, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at her home in Horn Lake after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 30, 1934, to Reese and Sallie Christian in Lee County. She was the youngest of 10 children. She worked as a door greeter for Sam’s Club for the past eight years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc with Bro. James Lewis and Bro. Jim May officiating. Burial will follow in the Baldwin-Nowell Memorial Gardens in Pontotoc.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Jim Caldwell of Horn Lake; a son, Steve Caldwell of Horn Lake; two grandsons, Stephen Caldwell (Kelly) and Seth Caldwell; a granddaughter-in-law, Reo Caldwell; two great-grandsons, Leland and Jacob Caldwell; and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, James Caldwell; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Caldwell; and six sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be David Cooper, Mark Cooper, Tim Caldwell, Nikki White, Scott Caldwell and Billy Roy Wiseman.
Visitation will be from 7-10 tonight at Desoto Hills Baptist Church in Southaven and again Monday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time.
Memorials may be made to Desoto Hills Baptist Church Building Fund, Southaven MS 38671.
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. today 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.
Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 12 noon until service time.

Elisha Knight
AMORY – Elisha A. Knight, 45, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harvey Reese
AMORY – Harvey L. Reese, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Doug Corvin
TROY – Douglas Ernest “Poppie” Corvin, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Graveside services will be Monday at 4 p.m. at Eddington Cemetery with Greg Herndon officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Marcelle Corvin; one daughter, Marcie Gordon (Clint); one son, Dougie Corvin of New Mexico; three grandsons, Darrell Waters, Brandon Waters and Dennis Corvin; one granddaughter, Nicole Waters (James); two step-granddaughters, Brittany Gordon and Nevaeh Arnett; two great-granddaughters, Faith Cheney and Genna Brooke Waters; one great-grandson, Colton Arnett; and one sister, Francis Berchett.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Waters, Brandon Waters, Nicole Waters, James Arnett, Bill Waters and Clint Gordon.
Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Monday at the cemetery.

Peggy Sue Garrett
NESBIT – Peggy Sue Garrett, 74, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Methodist University-Central Hospital in Memphis.
She was born June 30, 1935, to the late Fred Rainey and Fannie Ayers Rainey. Formerly of Ripley, she was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Hinds Chapel. She was a retired secretary.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Malcom Garrett and Bro. Ray Owens officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Alcorn County.
Survivors include her husband, Charles K. Garrett of Nesbit; one daughter, Connie Jenkins (Larry) of Tupelo; one son, Mickey Garrett (April) of Nesbit; one sister, Virginia Swinford of Ripley; one brother, Sid Rainey of Ripley; five grandchildren, Casey Garrett, Carley Garrett, Al Gray, Glenn Jenkins and Kristin Finney; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 5-9 tonight at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Troy Russell
MYRTLE – Troy Lamar Russell, 83, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
He was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Lafayette County to the late John Marvin Russell and Maggie Drewery Russell. He was retired from Morris Feed Mill in Enterprise. He enjoyed bird hunting.
He was a member of the West Tallahatchie Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon for 30 years. He was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Navy.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Louie Williams and Bro. Bobby Casteel officiating. Burial will be at Enterprise Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Grace Duncan Russell of Myrtle; one daughter, Charlotte Garrison (William) of Myrtle; one son, Barry Russell (Regina) of Myrtle; two sisters, Opaline Watson of Grenada and Etheline Pittman; two brothers, Mike Russell of Jackson, Miss., and Johnny Buchanan of Thaxton; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Luster, Lenson, Linder, Lamon and Dewell Russell; and three sisters, Merle Henson, Wilma Whitworth, and Barbara Russell.
Pallbearers will be Ashley Russell, Ryan Russell, Dustin Neal, Matt Neal, Chase Neal, Boston Stout and Mackensey Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be members of American Legion Post 79.
Visitation will be from 4-9 tonight at the funeral home. For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Olivia Ducksworth
NEW ALBANY – Olivia Ducksworth, 3 weeks, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Alice Harrington
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Alice Lorene Harrington, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

Denise Kennedy
BALDWYN – Denise Thornton Kennedy, 45, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Stella Clark
PONTOTOC – Stella Clark, 83, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at her daughter’s residence in Pontotoc after a lengthy illness.
She was born to Dow Ramey and Dora Rhymes Ramey in McHaria, Texas, and had lived in Nettleton most of her life until moving to her daughter’s about eight years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church. She loved working in her yard, growing her flowers, and spending special time with her grandchildren.
Services will be today at 3:30 p.m. in The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors with Rev. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in the Mullins Cemetery in Nettleton.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Gilmore and her husband, Charles, of Nettleton, and Faye Patterson and her husband, Sammy, of Pontotoc; two brothers, M.C. Ramey and his wife, Betty Ann, of Texas, and Tilton Ramey of Severville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Jeffery Gilmore of Amory, Phillip Gilmore of Huntsville, Ala., Kim Perry of the Wren Community, Joey Patterson of Pontotoc, Shawn Patterson of Pontotoc, and Angie Brown of Pontotoc; 10 great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ruble Clark.
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Gilmore, Michah Gilmore, Phillip Gilmore, Joey Patterson, Shawn Patterson and Dalton Patterson.

Donald Barnes
TUPELO – Donald Barnes, 49, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 16, 1960, in Baldwyn to Douglas Ray and Eloise McCostlin Barnes. He was an interstate truck driver for many years. He loved to play cards, dominoes, fish and be outdoors. He was a Baptist and had lived in Belden for many years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors with Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Euclatubba Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Earline Barnes of Tupelo; one son, Brandon Ray Barnes and his wife, Melody, of Tupelo; his mother, Eloise Barnes of Tupelo; three sisters, Diane Williams and her husband, Terry, of Monroe County, Tiny Oaks and her husband, Eddie, of Pontotoc, and Anita Fowler and her husband, Mitch, of Tupelo; one brother, Doc Barnes and his wife, Sharon, of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Harmony Barnes and Kennedy Barnes of Tupelo; and one special nephew, Justin Barnes of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Ray Barnes.
Pallbearers will be Mike Fair, Jeff Lindsey, Jeff Smith, Justin Barnes, John Higgins and Hughey Armstrong.
Visitation will be today from 1 p.m. until service time.

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