Obituaries October 1, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Grace Gurley
BOONEVILLE – Grace Evelyn Harrison Gurley, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 10, 1944, in Webster County. She was a homemaker, and she was a member of New Life Church of Jesus Christ. She enjoyed music, playing the piano, reading her Bible, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Douglas McVey officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden.
She is survived by a son, Michael Gurley (Carly) of Booneville; three daughters, Grace Delilah Chandler (Roy) of Baldwyn; Dawn Weyhrauch (Timothy); and Crystal McVey (David), all of Booneville; five brothers, Melvin Harrison (Naomi), Gene Harrison (Tammy), Sammy Harrison (Sherry), Nathan Harrison (Denise), and Gary Harrison (Dianne), all of Booneville; four sisters, Mavis McClellan, Alice Southern (Art), Candy Moore (Bill), all of Booneville, and Lisa Woodruff of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren, Cory, Morgan, Tiffany, Jonathan, Marc, Cody and Jacob; two great-grandchildren, Maykala and Carson.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Washington Harrison; her mother, Hazel Cooksey Alday; and the father of her children, Charles Gurley.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Harrison, Johnny Harrison, Shane Harrison, Cody Chambers, Shane Chambers and Jeffrey Windham.

Wayne K. Piatt Jr.
SALTILLO – Wayne K. Piatt Jr. 54, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at his residence in the Birmingham Ridge community. He was born in Davenport, Iowa, on Sept. 29, 1956, to Wayne Kenneth and Bonita Kathryn Gardner Piatt. He was a graduate of Itawamba Community College with a degree in tool and die. He owned and operated K’s Tobacco and Brew in Saltillo and New Albany. He was a member of Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church. He loved to hunt, enjoyed rock and Indian arrowhead hunting and was also a recommended black belt of Taekwondo from Pinson’s ATA Blackbelt Academy in Saltillo. He loved his family and especially his daughter and was very much a part of her life.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in Old Birmingham Ridge Cemetery. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Nadia Piatt of the Birmingham Ridge community; one daughter, Kathryn Piatt of the home; two sons, Fahad Ali of Dubai and Asad Ali of the Birmingham Ridge community; three sisters, Cynthia Whitlock (Bill) of Adkins, Texas, Janice Hantsbarger (Al) of Lake Balboa, Calif., Toni Arnold (Robert) of Davenport, Iowa; one stepbrother, Shane Conner (Missy); one stepsister, Amanda Baker (Nick) both of Davenport, Iowa; his stepmother, Penny Alpen (Ron) of Durant, Iowa; several uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and a great nephew, all of the Davenport, Iowa area.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonita Piatt; his father, Wayne Piatt Sr.; and his brother, Craig Piatt.
Pallbearers will be Asad Ali, Rick Piatt, Ron Alpen, Shane Conner, Bill Whitlock, Wes Khalil, Joe Mitchell and Richard Fitz.
Memorials may be made to Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church, 670 CR 253, Saltillo, MS 38866. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Ann Tuggle
GOLDEN – Ann Bishop Tuggle, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Southern Magnolia Estates. She was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Draketown, Ga. She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Liberty Church of Christ in Dennis and Second Street Church of Christ in Belmont. She enjoyed conversations, music, the arts, preparing meals and having family and friends in her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, with Charles Tuggle officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery in Dennis.
She is survived by a daughter, Jan Marie (Tuggle) of Ketchum, Alexandria, Va.; two granddaughters, Tonya (Ketchum) Foust (David) of Chicago, Ill., and Lindsay (Tuggle) Myers (David) of Sydney, Australia; daughter-in-law, Judith Tuggle of New South Wales, Australia; and brother-in-law, Charles Tuggle (Jean) Tuggle of Trussville, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Albert Lee Tuggle; a son, James Albert Tuggle; a daughter, Teresa Ann Tuggle; and a granddaughter, Amanda Tuggle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Belmont Public Library.

Mattie Dale Farris
TUPELO – Mattie Dale Farris, 73, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 29, 1937, to Delvie L. (Dick) and Emma Lula Christian Davis. She was a lifelong resident of Lee County. She was a 1955 graduate of Mooreville High School where she was a member of the basketball team and was selected Miss Mooreville by her classmates her senior year. She was a lifelong and faithful member of Auburn Baptist Church and was always there when the doors were open. She served as a Sunday school teacher, a Vacation Bible School worker, a nursery worker and numerous other activities. Her favorite thing to do was spending time with her family and friends and cooking for them. She was an election poll worker and enjoyed gardening and working in her yard, listening to gospel music and sewing. Her family was her life and she spent countless hours supporting her children and grandchildren in all their activities. Her Spiritual gifts were prayer, service and missions.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Auburn Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Henry and Bro. Jack Washington officiating. Burial will follow in Auburn Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Hubert Gene Farris of Tupelo; five children, David Arlon Farris (Patty), Dalea Jean Conley (James), Malcolm Tulon Farris (Ramona), Daletha Dale Richey (Clay), all of Tupelo, and Angela Dawn Bradley (Michael) of Columbus; two sisters, Linda Washington (Jack) of Tupelo and Paula Malone (Pete) of Mooreville; one brother, Randy Davis (Brenda) of Saltillo; 10 grandchildren, Daniel Conley (Becky), Casey Curtis (Mark), Brandy Conley, Amber Palmer (Allen), Josh Conley (Brittany), Ashley Farris, Courtney Farris, Savannah Richey, Chasity Richey and Farris Bradley; six great-grandchildren, Wayne Replogle, Andrew Curtis, Tanner Conley, Abbey Curtis, Aiden Curtis and Harper Grace Palmer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Al David Davis and Joel Davis.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Conley, Josh Conley, Derrick Washington, Erick Washington, Mark Curtis, Allen Palmer and Gabby Figueroa. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Rogers, active and inactive Deacons of Auburn Baptist Church and her Ladies 3 Sunday school class.
Memorials may be made to the Auburn Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. today at the church, and 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Wanda J. Yagel
TUPELO – Wanda J. Yagel, 87, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Smithville, Penn., to Charles and Mabel Burchnell Wise. A longtime resident of Silver Spring, Md., she moved to Tupelo to be with her daughter three years ago. She worked for Travelers Insurance most of her working career while earlier in her life, she worked for the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C. She enjoyed playing tennis, daily exercise and was an avid Washington Redskins supporter. She was a Baptist.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Tupelo Memorial Park with the Rev. Dave Jensen officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen Smothers (Bill) of Tupelo; three granddaughters, Alecia McMath (Michael) of Arlington, Tenn.; Kara Penny (Doug) of Saltillo; Mary Elizabeth Smothers of Tupelo; three great-grandchildren, Anessa, Anna Grace and Peyton McMath; and her caregivers Sharon McCowan and Minnie Stone.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ward Martin; her second husband, William Yagel; two brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be noon to 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803; Avonlea Assisted Living, 2429 Lawndale, Tupelo MS 38801; or the Green Houses of Traceway, 2800 W. Main, Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Bennie Faye Jaudon
MOSCOW, Tenn. – Bennie Faye Morris Jaudon, 71, formerly of Bruce, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was born Jan. 9, 1940, in Bruce. She was a homemaker and member of Covenant Baptist Church in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at noon today at Covenant Baptist Church with Dr. Sam Brassell officiating. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. today in Bruce Cemetery with the Rev. W.R. Harrelson officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce is in charge.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Lee Jaudon of Moscow; her mother, Lucy Cook of Pittsboro; four sons, Tobey Morris (Sandy Emerson) of Sparks, Nev., Bennett Morris (Angie) of Collierville, Paul Morris (Dena) of Memphis and Phillip Jaudon (Serisa) of Lafayette, La.; two daughters, Angela Wilson (Bo) of Buffalo, Tenn. and Pam Urfer (Neal) of Nashville; a sister, Dorothy Baker (Bobby) of Bruce; three brothers, Gordon Cook (Audrey) of Bruce, Roy Cook (Vivi) of Destin, Fla., and B.J. Cook (Eleanor) of Hilton Head, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Ansleigh Morris, Bennett Morris, Margaret Morris, Jennifer Wilson, Phillip Wilson, Jeremy (Erica) Wilson, Kyle Jaudon, Conner Jaudon; and one great-grandchild, Sophie Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jess Cook; and the father of her children, Gerald Dean Morris.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ministry of Covenant Baptist Church, 3170 Houston Levee, Collierville, TN 38017.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com

Sherill McCoy
RIPLEY – Sherill Victoria Mauney McCoy, 56, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was born on Jan. 19, 1955, to James Fagin and Fairy Loduska Elder Mauney. She was retired as an educator with 31 years of service in the South Tippah School District. She was a member of Springdale Baptist Church. She was the golf coach for Ripley High School for many years and was the first lady elected to the City of Ripley Board of Aldermen.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Ripley Event Center with Bro. Randy Hamilton, Bro. Stacy McKee and Bro. Robbie Rowland officiating. Burial will follow in Tippah Memorial Gardens. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Bill McCoy; one sister-in-law, Lisa McCoy (Kevin); two brothers-in-law, Jim McCoy (Glenda) and Ken McCoy; all of Ripley, two nieces, Shannon McCoy Cohn (Pato) of Ojai, Calif., Ally Pannell of Ripley; two great-nieces Sophia and Paz Cohn of Ojai, Calif., three aunts, Wilma Mauney and Becky Lence (Allen), both of Ripley, Jean Hahn of Columbia; two uncles, Willliam “Doc” Mauney (Carol) and Dan Elder (Mary Lou), both of Ripley; a special cousin, Shelby Jean Roten of Ripley.
She was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws, Howard and Molene Heavener McCoy.
Pallbearers will be Frank Campbell, Michael Dees, Bob Rainer, Jimmy Miller, Greg Richardson and Phillip Bryant. Honoary pallbearers will be Larry Robbins, Jack Harris, Troy Holliday, Edsel Cummings, past golf team members, fishing and golfing buddies and Ripley Elementary School Teachers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Ripley Event Center and at 7 a.m. until service time at the center.
You may view and sign online guest book at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Cheryl Sanders
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Cheryl Moore Sanders, 62, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the UT Home Hospice. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared at eepicklehome.com.

Joe Franklin
OKOLONA – Joe Franklin died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Funeral Home.

Ozell Hazzle
ABERDEEN – Ozell “Big O” Hazzle, 64, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 in Seattle, Wash. He was born on Sept. 22, 1946, to Mr. and Mrs. Telean (Indiana) Hazzle. He was a 1964 graduate of Shivers Sr. High School and attended the University of Oregon and graduated from Portland State University. He was retired with 25 years of service from Portland State University where he served in several capacities. He was a Methodist and he advised and assisted many youth in furthering and developing their educational skills.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at St. Peter United Methodist Church with the Rev. Benjamin Wax and the Rev. Chris Diggs officiating. Burial will be in Burns Memorial Garden in Athens.
Survivors include a sister Mary (the Rev. Donald) Morris of St. Catherine, Jamacia WI; three brothers Lee Andrew Hazzle of Kalamazoo, Mich., Coach Roy (Mary) Hazzle of Aberdeen and Earvie Hazzle of Portland, Ore.; two aunts, Flora Spicer of Amory and Lillie “Pollie Ann” Hazzle of Memphis, a stepmother, Laurine Hazzle of Grand Rapids, Mich and stepsister Linda Sarah (Jack) Scott of Grand Rapids, Mich., stepbrothers Hershel Nelson and Billy Ray Carter of Amory.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Rozell Hazzle and sisters Shirley Jean Hazzle and Linda Faye Hazzle.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Buchanan, the Rev. Denvil Clark, the Rev. Johnny Walker, Terry Carr, Fulton Ware and James Lockett, Jr..
The remains will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m. today.

Edward Barton
OAKLAND – Edward Leroy “Roy” Barton, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Funeral services were Friday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks.
Condolences may be made at www.sevenoaksfuneralhome.com.

Nettie Wilson
PONTOTOC – Nettie Virginia Wilson, 60, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements were incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Linda Price
TUPELO – Linda Price died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Cornelius Harris
TUPELO – Cornelius Harris died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Jimmy Marlar
IUKA – Jimmy Marlar, 67, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.

Mittie Smith
SALTILLO – Mittie Smith, 86, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Saltillo Funeral Home. Further arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by W. E. Pegues Funeral Home in Saltillo. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Kathryn Morris
GOLDEN – Kathryn Renee Morris, 32, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Ala. Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for funeral expenses.

Lee Gladney
PITTSBORO – Lee Earnest Gladney, 48, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo.
Services are 11 a.m. Sunday at Belle Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial will follow at Cane Creek in Vardaman.
Visitation will be 4 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Lloyd Freelon
BRUCE – Lloyd Gene Freelon, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Baptist Memorial -Oxford.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Zion Springs MB Church in Bruce. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home is in charge.
Visitation will be 4 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Edna Shaw
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Edna Findlayson “Biddy” Shaw, formerly of Aberdeen, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Memphis. She was born in London on Sept. 27, 1920, to Alexander and Elizabeth Cardno. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen with the Rev. Sylvia Czarnetzky officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge.
Survivors include two daughters, Jane Shaw Chambers of Memphis and Deborah Shaw Warner of Santa Fe, N.M.; and a nephew, Nigel Willmott of Gt. Henny, England.
She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Dudley “Buck” Shaw, and her sister, Irene Willmott.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen.
You can sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Maynell McDonald
CHICAGO, Ill. – Maynell Boyd McDonald, 78, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. Arrangements were incomplete and will announced later by Grayson Funeral Services of Cornith.