Obituaries Oct. 27, 2009

Timothy K. White
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Lord called a special child, Timothy “Kerry” White, 56, to His kingdom on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, after a valiant struggle with gastric cancer. He joins a loving family in Heaven including his father, Thomas “Dee” White; brothers, Floyd, Milton and Lester White; grandparents, Leonard and Frances Graham, and John and Hattie White. Also united with his, his mother-in-law, E. Dorothy Medinosky; brother-in-law, Michael W. Medinosky. Kerry’s life centered around the family he adored. He is survived by his wife and sweetheart, Gail White; precious children, daughters Jelena White, Annette Rumpel (Brian) and son, Bryan White. His treasured grandchildren, Quentin, Corbyn, Nathaniel, Bryann, Tyler, Brett and Brayden will never forget what Pa taught them and how he pampered and loved them. Also surviving to cherish memories with him, his mother, Avis Graham White; sisters, Diane Beck (Tim) and Laquita Bain (Bryan); brothers, David White (Venita), Kim White, Sam White, Bobby White (Earnestine), Jimmy White (Martha) and Larry White (Bonnie), all of Mississippi. Missing him greatly are brother- and sister-in-law, Kathleen and Richard Lane, and Barbara Medinosky. Many nieces, nephews and cousins survive.
Kerry was born in Lyons, Ill. He graduated from Booneville High School. He joined the Air Force, where he trained in engineering. He has worked for BAE Systems for 28 years with the friends he enjoyed so much. He was currently the Director of Performance Excellence for Platform Solutions in the U.S. A truly unique person, Kerry was known for his brilliant mind, fun-loving nature and devotion to others. He was the should we learned on, the co-worker we counted on, and the friend we wished we could be. Special thanks to Dr. Tvetenstrand, Dr. Harris and the angels of Broome Oncology and South Tower 5 for their care and their special treatment of Kerry.
Funeral services will be held at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson City, N.Y., Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Paul W. Towers will officiate. Burial will be in vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Kerry’s wishes were to send donations to the Foundation for Cancer Survivors, 30 Harrison St., Suite 100, Johnson City, NY 13790.

Loyd Carwyle
OXFORD – Loyd Richard Carwyle, 65, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He was born in Pontotoc County. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Thaxton and served as a honorable deputy with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. He was the owner of Handy Andy Grocery, which, under his care, became a pillar of the Oxford community. He was loved and will be missed by all.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at North Oxford Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Inmon and the Rev. Fish Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Carwyle of Oxford; one son, Richard Carwyle and wife, Lisa of Oxford; four sisters, Jean Ray of Pontotoc, Dianne West of Tupelo, Jannet Carpenter of Thaxton and Patsy Sweatt of Albuquerque, N.M.; and two grandchildren, Davis Carwyle and Hannah Carwyle.
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at North Oxford Baptist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to Baptist Centers for Cancer Care, Baptist Memorial Hospital-North MS, c/o Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation, 350 N. Humphreys Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Mable Dabbs
AMORY – Mable Ophelia Carter Dabbs, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 29, 1917, in Monroe County to Elmer and Annie Hamilton Carter. She married Ruben Dabbs, who died in 1948. Before her retirement, she worked for Amory Garment. She was a member of the Rocky Springs Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed yard work, cleaning house and cooking.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Roger Akers officiating. Donna McCurley will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the Boggan Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Dabbs of Amory and Barbara Pennington (Raborn) of Hamilton; one brother, W.O. “Buck” Carter (Maudine) of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; one sister, Jane Flippo (Doyle) of Amory; two grandchildren, Angie Elton (Randy) and Greg Pennington; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Chism, Randy Elton, Dickie Flippo, Mark Williams, Jerry Roach and Nathan McCurley.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Claudia Holloway
IUKA – Claudia Lynn Holloway, 43, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Eastport Cemetery in Iuka.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Barbara Kiddy
BURNSVILLE – Barbara Kiddy, 62, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Cheryl Tolbert
MEMPHIS – Cheryl Cermack Tolbert, 51, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Tupelo, and the Robert E. Lee Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans Ladies Auxiliary. She was very fond of her Spanish class and her two Schnauzers, Kit Dalton and Belle Star.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Tupelo with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Larry J. Tolbert of Memphis; her parents, Jerry and Rita Cermack of Tupelo; a brother, Kerry D. Cermack of Tupelo; her best friends, Deryl Blount of Dallas, Texas, and Caran Brown of Tupelo.
Memorials may be made to the Memphis Cancer Foundation, c/o Pat MaCree, 7945 Wolf River Blvd., Suite 100, Germantown, TN 38138; or the Women’s First Resource Center, 215 N. Gloster, Suite D, Tupelo, MS 38804.

Letha Reynolds
MEMPHIS – Letha Alexander Reynolds, 96, formerly of Holly Springs, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at her home in Memphis.
Services will be at noon Wednesday at Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church in Memphis. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Wednesday.

Jim Long
TUSCALOOSA – Jim Long, 60, formerly of Pontotoc, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at DCH Regional Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was born Feb. 11, 1949, to J.C. Long Sr. and Fairy June Long in Pontotoc County. He was a disabled veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a Methodist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Montgomery and Bro. Tom Sheffield officiating. Burial will follow in Jernigan Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Fairy June Long of Pontotoc; one sister, Kay Long of Memphis; one son, Chad Long (Amanda) of Baltimore, S.C.; three grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth, Stuart and Martha Catherine Long, all of Baltimore, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his father, J.C. Long Sr.
Pallbearers will be Vaughn Long, Dixon Simmons, C.W. Moore, Larry Ferguson, Leon Wilson and Billy Bagwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Red Tutor and Roger Wood.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time today.

Ruth Else
OXFORD – Ruth Buchmeyer Else, 98, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
For online condolences or guest registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Derrick Hitt
CALHOUN CITY – Derrick Warren Hill, 50, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, as the result of a train accident in Marysville, Wash. He was born May 7, 1959, at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan. He had lived in England, Wichita Falls, Texas, the Philippines, Albany, Ga., Topeka, Kan., Duluth, Minn., Columbus, Orlando, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Jackson, Atlanta, Ga., Memphis and Calhoun City. He was a graduate of East Lowndes Academy and Mississippi State University with a B.A. degree as a computer programming analyst. He had lived in Marysville, Wash., since 2007. He was a computer program analyst with Symetra Financial in Bellevue, Wash. He was a Baptist. He earned the Eagle Scout Award with the Pushmataha Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. He was known for his big heart and his willingness to lend a helping hand.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. Dr. Scott Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Survivors include his parents, Billie and Geneise Winters Hitt of Calhoun City; one son, Paul Steven Hitt of Watson Town, Pa.; his wife, Denise Hitt of Marysville, Wash.; two stepchildren, Elizabeth and Edward; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Craig, in 1980; and his grandparents, Eddie and Mary Lee Herring Hitt, and Edward and Euris Brasher Winters.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 14, Calhoun City, MS 38916.

Susan Tubb
AMORY – Susan Adams Tubb, 56, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at her home in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Lorene Harrington
HICKORY FLAT – Lorene Bradley Harrington, 70, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Mountain City Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Nancy Carrozza
Funeral Mass for Nancy Carrozza, 79, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church with a Rosary/Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Margie Minor
WATERFORD – Margie Ann Minor, 62, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at her home.She was born June 29, 1947, to Guy Smith and Allene Moore Smith. She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker and enjoyed working for many years at two florists in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be at Spring Hill Cemetery in Waterford. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Minor of Waterford; three sons, Danny Ray Minor, David Carl Minor and Darron Lee Minor, all of Waterford; two sisters, Maxine Palmer of Waterford and Carnell Minor of Jackson, Miss.; and three grandsons, Daniel Minor, Dustin Minor and Dylan Minor.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today.

Travis Wright
ABERDEEN – Travis Preston Wright, 67, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at his home. A lifelong resident of Aberdeen, he was born July 14, 1942, to Preston and Gladys Self Wright. He was retired from Amoco Gas Station. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was affiliated with Friendship Baptist Church in Aberdeen. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Thornton and the Rev. Todd Bowen officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Friendship Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Lee Wright of Aberdeen; one son, Adrian Wright of Aberdeen; one sister, Dianne Hamilton of Aberdeen; one brother, Harold Wright and wife, Linda, of Aberdeen; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Troy and Betty Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Wilma Staten, Robbie Easter, Mildred Thompson and Edith Bush.
Pallbearers will be Tony Wright, Don Easter, Michael Easter, Jeremy Lee, Allen Lee, David Lee, Fred Lee and Jason Cantrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Staten, Frank Luker, Nelson Lee, Chris Koehn, Nelson Martin and PHillip Luker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign the guest register, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Paul Holmes
TUPELO – Paul David Holmes, 59, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona. He was born June 28, 1950, to Ottis and Nadine Holmes in Lee County. He was raised in Caruthers, Calif. An avid hunter and fisherman, he loved to garden and watch football.
A memorial service will be held in California at a later date. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Marshall (Lynn) Holmes of Oceano, Calif.; one daughter, Monica (Kevin) Jones of Tupelo; one grandson, Jacob Holmes; two granddaughters, Kayla Holmes and Isabella Jones; his former wife and friend, Julie Ray of Belden; many nephews, nieces and cousins in Mississippi and California.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers. Lamar and Larry Holmes; and a sister, Margie Nabors.

Elvin A. Baggett
RED BAY, Ala. – Elvin A. Baggett, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pentecostal Faith Church in Red Bay. Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery in Atwood, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 3 p.m. today.

Gertie Dean
BRUCE – Gertie Odessa Dean, 98, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at the Bruce Community Living Center. She was born Oct. 18, 1911, in Chester in Choctaw County. She was a school teacher in Choctaw County, Montgomery County and Calhoun County, retiring after 20 years. She was a member of the Bruce First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of WMU. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Order of the Eastern Star, Garden Club and Bruce Arts Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Dr. Daniel Hathorne will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Jo Ann Garrett of Southaven and Linda Tedford (Jerry) of Bruce; one sister, Annie Dae Keen of Madison; five grandchildren, Edward Garrett of Southaven, Teresa Russell (Mike) of Fulton, Mark Tedford (Suzette) of Bruce, Jo Jo Clanton (Rob) of Bruce and Jeff Tedford of Oxford; 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Dean; her parents, Joe Abb Biggers and Sarah Ethel Simpson Biggers; and two brothers, Troy Biggers and Johnny Biggers.
Pallbearers will be Barry Biggers, Kenny Dean, Lester Dean, Benny Dean, Bobby Joe Barrentine, Dale Dean, Clinton Hester Dean Jr. and Bobby Joe Hood.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 535, Bruce, MS 38915.

J.C. Wallace
ST. LOUIS – J.C. Wallace, 87, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at his home in St. Louis, Mo. He was formerly of Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Virginia Jackson
SALTILLO – Virginia Victoria Carr Jackson, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at her residence in Saltillo after an extended illness. She was born in the Wren community of Monroe County on July 11, 1926, to Felin and Beatrice Bickerstaff Carr. She lived most of her life in the Saltillo area, where she was a housewife, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graduated from Saltillo High School in l945. She was a longtime member of East Heights Baptist Church and Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church and, at her death, she was a faithful member of the Barnes Crossing Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School for many years, teaching youth, young adults and older adults. She enjoyed Bible study, cooking for her family and friends, her flowers and reading.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Derek Jones, Bro. Bobby E. Holland and Rev. J.D. Johnson officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Mitchell B. Jackson of Saltillo, whom she married on Oct. 11, 1946; her daughter, Carol Buse and husband, James, of Saltillo; her son, Kirby Jackson and wife, Marsha, of Nettleton; her grandchildren who affectionately knew her as “Granny,” Michelle Timmons (Mark), Leslie Cheek (Bradley) and Lindsey Kyle (Joseph); her great-grandchildren, Mason Timmons, Jackson Cheek, Haley Cheek, Jolie Kyle and Jay Kyle; one brother, Jimmie Dale Carr of Saltillo; two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Jackson and Dudley McCully; her caregiver, Evon Gray of Saltillo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mildred Cruber; and her brother, Joe F. Carr.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons-in-law, Mark Timmons, Bradley Cheek and Joseph Kyle; her great-grandsons, Mason Timmons, Jackson Cheek and Jay Kyle; and her community friends, Tommy White, Dean White, Michael Hamner and Larry Hamner.
Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews, Pat Carr, David Carr, Dennis Carr, Ronnie McCully, Dennis McCully and Mike Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Barnes Crossing Baptist Church, 496 Barnes Crossing Road, Tupelo, MS 38804.

Marvin Roye
PONTOTOC – Marvin Neal Roye, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Pontotoc County to Charles Noble Roye and Henrietta Roye. He was retired from the cable company. He was a member of McGregor’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He received the Bronze Star Medal, three Purple Hearts, the Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and the World War II Victory Medal. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with his family, and walking his land.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Nichols, the Rev. Dean Harris and the Rev. Don McCutchen officiating. Burial will be in Long Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bobbie Roye; two sons, Neal Roye (Becky) and Phillip Roye (Cathy), both of Pontotoc; two daughters, Dianne Britt (Ron) of Florence, Ala., and Ramona Miller (Donald) of Ecru; three sisters, Lora Haley of Huntington Beach., Calif., Mildred Carnell and Ruby Vining of New Albany; seven grandchildren, Selena Rainer (Alan) of Pontotoc, Lori Lindsey (Danny) of Florence, Ala., Jody Miller of Ecru, Karen Weatherly (Josh) of Hackleburg, Ala., Noble Roye (Kimberly) of Pontotoc, Joey Britt of Birmingham, Ala., and Dave Roye of Pontotoc; four great-grandchildren, Kaylen and Kiana Rainer of Pontotoc, Jayden Miller of Ecru and Thomas Reed Roye of Pontotoc; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Shane Miller, Megan Roye and Connie Marie Roye.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Roye Jr., Frank Stubblefield, Gerald Stubblefield, Johnny Holloway, Cortis Holloway and Gene Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack May, Ray Dyer, his fellow coffee drinkers at Hardee’s, veterans and hunters.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38803; or McGregor’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, c/o Kathleen Holloway, 6813 Veterans Hwy. W., Pontotoc, MS 38863.

Eric Payne
ABERDEEN – Eric Eugene Payne, 39, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Bobbie Jeffreys
BOONEVILLE – Bobbie Walden Jeffreys, 62, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Lisa Dalton
TUPELO – Lisa Marie Dalton, 46, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 11, 1963, to Charles and Patricia Tierney Dalton. She lived most of her adult life in Meridian and the Tupelo area. She was a 1981graduate of North Pontotoc High School and attended Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tenn. She was employed by the Cardiology Department of the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo prior to becoming disabled. She had resided at Starkville Manor the past 10 months.
She was an active member of the Lee Acres Church of Christ in Tupelo and, as a prolific letter writer, was known for her personal correspondence with church members, the elderly and shut ins, and all those in need of human compassion. She loved music, arts and crafts and communication with family and friends as she was always thinking of others above herself. She loved to make people smile.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Minister Jerry Grammer and the Foyer Boyz officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time today.
Survivors include her father, Charles Dalton of Tupelo; two sisters, Darla Mason (Drew) of Huntsville, Ala., and Melissa Thomas of Sarasota, Fla.; two brothers, Terry Dalton (Nancy) of Meridian and Eddie Dalton (Lisa) of Tupelo; nieces and nephews, Chance Dalton, Josh Davis, Dani Mason, Tracy Thomas, Britaine Davis, Kim Cofer and fiancé, Rob Bucci, and Dana Tubb (Tim); a great niece, Mary Dale Tubb; and her extended family at Lee Acres Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia, in 2000.
Memorials may be made to the Lee Acres Church of Christ, 1400 S. Lawndale Dr., Tupelo MS 38801.

Junior Bramlitt
PONTOTOC – Junior Lee Bramlitt, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at his home. He was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church. He served in the 804th Combat Defense Squadron as an Air Force Policeman and was honorably discharged as a government service police officer. He received the Good Conduct Medal and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. He was a Wrangler truck driver for eight years and was a lifetime farmer.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Buchanan Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Thompson and Bro. Charlie Swords officiating. Burial will be in the Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery. Tutor Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Nell Bramlitt; a son, Sammy L. Bramlitt; two daughters, Wanda McWhirter (Van) and Lisa Wilder (Merle); five grandchildren, Christopher B. Daugherty (Kerry), Tiffany C. Hollingsworth (Tommy), Nicole Daugherty; Jessica A. Moss (Jonathan), and Rose Wilder; three great-grandchildren, Daelan L. Hollingsworth, Serenity N. Hollingsworth and Brian Luke Daugherty, all of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bollie L. Bramlitt; his mother, Annie M. Chapman Bramlitt; and his brother, Dennis Bramlitt.
Pallbearers will be Bilbo Russell, Jeff Shettles, Randy Wray, John Mark Short, Billy Snider, Harry Swords and Christopher Daugherty. Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. Jimmy Russell and Waymon D. Wray.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at Buchanan Baptist Church.

Ouida McKinney
HOUSTON – Ouida Putt McKinney, 77, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 13, 1932, in Lee County to R.C. Putt and Zula England Putt. She was a homemaker, a retired businesswoman and a member of Houston First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Houston First Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Heeringa officiating. Burial will follow in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens in Houston. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Wendell McKinney of Houston; her daughter, Patricia Beatty (Hart) of Houston; her son, Dr. David McKinney (Kim) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; her sister, Sara Castanis (Nick) of Frankfort, Ky.; her grandchildren, Josh Earnest, Jordan Earnest, Brandon McKinney, Tyler McKinney and Hunter McKinney; her stepgrandson, Sam Beatty (Esther); and her stepgreat-granddaughter, Olivia Beatty.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Orville H. Putt and Dewey Putt.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Friends and family may sign the online register at www.houstonfuneralhome.com.

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