Obituaries Oct. 4, 2009

Stanley Jamison
CHICAGO – Stanley Jamison, 42, formerly of Byhalia, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, in Chicago.
Graveside services will be at noon today at the Davis Family Cemetery in Byhalia. J.F. Brittenum and son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Jamie Boland
BIG CREEK – James R. “Jamie” Boland, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Union County Health and Rehab.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery at Big Creek.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the church.
Roy Hill
NEW ALBANY – Roy H. Hill, 83, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Union County to Virgil Eugene Hill and Maude Foremen Hill. He was a retired factory worker from Mohasco and a farmer. He loved fishing, hunting and garden work. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Don Wilson and Bro. Jimmy Porter officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma Speck Hill of New Albany; one daughter, Rita Ligon (Wayne) of New Albany; two sons, Larry Hill (Anita) of Red Bay, Ala., and Kenny Hill (Linda) of Oxford; two brothers , Norman Hill and Glen Hill, both of New Albany; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Noel, Earl, Floy, Jamie and Paul Hill; and one grandson, Patrick Hill.
Pallbearers will be Barry Ligon, Jason Ligon, Jonathan Hill, Andrew Hill, Nathan Hill and Brad Hill.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Virginia Bobo
GUNTOWN – Virginia Bobo died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Curtis Odom
ABERDEEN – Curtis Leroy Odom, 85, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. He was born June 7, 1924, in Carbon Hill, Ala., to John Houston and Samantha Ludella Millwood Odom. He married Mary Dale Pace in 1952. A retired farmer, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, car racing and wrestling. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Antioch Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes and Bro. Bubba Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbrier Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Dale Pace Odom; three daughters, Betty Ruth Cornet of Athens, Hazel Marie Ford (Larry) of Aberdeen and Barbara Ann Jones of Shannon; one sister, Inez Fowlkes of Amory; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Mary Louise Odom; three brothers, Cecil, Carlos and Raymond Odom; and one sister, Polly Phillips.
Pallbearers will be Roger Cornet, Justin House, Timothy Ross, Jason Brown, Terry Palmer and Josh Webb.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the church.

Wayne Raby
PONTOTOC – Robert Wayne Raby, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a member of Anchor Baptist Church, a brick mason and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Ted Burcham and the Rev. Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will follow in the Pontotoc Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his son, Terry Raby (Debby) of Ecru; one sister, Eloise Stovall of Pontotoc; and three grandchildren, Dusty Raby, Brandy Raby and Danyel Raby.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Mae Raby; his parents, Albert and Mary Sue McCoy Raby; and his siblings, J.W. Raby, Emogene Brassfield and Joyce Tedford.
Pallbearers will be Kurt Thompson, Chris Cook, Rodney Rodgers, Eddie Rodgers and Zack Rodgers.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Samuel Knight
OXFORD – Samuel Emerson Knight, 78, a retired supervisor with Bell South, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Born in Water Valley, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. He was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church for 42 years and a member of the Exchange Club and Telephone Pioneers Club. He was a retired supervisor with Bell South. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Joseph Knight.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Knight of Oxford; two daughters, Deborah “Miss Debbie” Paine and husband, Brad, of Oxford and Shira Glenn Caccavale and husband, Gary, of Chino Hills, Calif.; one son, Sammie “Tiger” Knight Jr. and wife, Pam, of Oxford; one brother, Shelby Lavert Knight of Southaven; seven grandchildren, Erika M. Paine of Oxford, Jamie Bengard of Chino Hills, Calif., Todd B. Paine of Oxford, Che’ Allison Knight of Houston, Texas, Cole Knight of Oxford, Lee Paine of Oxford and Reed Knight of Oxford; and one great-grandchild, Carson Paine Hancock of Oxford.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206.
Visit our website, www.wallerfuneralhome.com, for online condolences and guest registry.

Dr. Joseph Sam
OXFORD – Dr. Joseph Sam, 86, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at his home in Oxford. Born in Gary, Ind., he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a retired dean of the graduate school and associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Mississippi. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Rotary Club, Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Upsilon and Phi Kappa Phi. He worked at E.I. Depont, McNeil Laboratories and Bristol Myers and he was a Fulbright lecturer at Cairo University.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford with Rev. John Semmes officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to service time Tuesday at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Adickes Sam of Oxford; two daughters, Sherrie Sam Rikard (Robert) of Oxford and Suzanne Sam Garrott (Andy) of Batesville; one son, Dr. Joseph A. Sam (Denise) of McKenzie, Tenn.; two sisters, Flora Sam Scott and Sophie Sam Grennes of Portage, Ind.; three brothers, Paul Sam of Portland, Ore., Daniel Sam of Portage, Ind., and David Sam of Salt Lake City, Utah; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 924 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655.
Visit the website, www.wallerfuneralhome.com, for online condolences and guest registry.

Lillian Rutherford
RIPLEY – Lillian Rutherford, 92, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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