Obituaries October 10, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Joyce Wigginton
RED BAY, Ala. – Sarah Joyce Wigginton, 74, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at the Red Bay Hospital. She worked in the deli at the Piggly Wiggly for several years.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Miss. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala., will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her husband of 58 years, Charles Ray Wigginton of Red Bay; two children, Jeffery Wigginton of Studio City, Calif. and Jenny Wigginton of Red Bay; one sister, Gail Wachal of Maywood, Ill.; one brother, Jack Duncan of Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lois Ernest and Flossie Irene Lindsey Duncan and a brother Jerry Duncan.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edgar Sandefer
OXFORD – Edgar Sandefer, 86, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was a retired Lab Assistant of the Marijuana Project at The University of Mississippi.
He was born in Calhoun County, and was a member of Taylor Baptist Church. He served his country during World War II, where he served as a PFC in Patton’s 5th Army Division in Germany. He was a retired farmer and also worked for Georgia Pacific. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans-Oxford Chapter, World War II Veterans Association and the Humane Society of America and enjoyed helping animals
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kerby Ladner officiating. Burial will follow in Paris Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Loie Cotton Latham Sandefer of Water Valley; two daughters, Betty Sandefer Day of Paris, Tenn. and Peggy Sandefer Young of Bartlett, Tenn.; six stepchildren; two sisters, Laverne Baggett of Oxford, Stella Harvell of Tula; one brother, Nicholas Sandefer of Oxford; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Amy Babb Sandefer and his son Edgar Dwight Sandefer.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions in Mr. Sandefer’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
In honor of his service to his country, the flag of the United States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home during the funeral service.
To sign an online guestbook go to www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Jessie Winstead
GREENWOOD – Jessie Clyde Winstead, 67, died on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his residence. He was born on June 30, 1944, to Hoye and Eunice Stevens Winstead and lived in the Greenwood area most of his life. He was retired from the maintenance department at the Denton Center in Greenwood. He attended Hopewell Baptist Church in Pontotoc. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam war.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mize Memorial Cemetery in Robbs with the Rev. Donald Austin and the Rev. Robert Weldon officiating. Burial will be in Mize Memorial Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Varnell Weldon Winstead of Greenwood; a daughter, Rebecca W. (Manley) Arendale of Tupelo; a sister, Martha Ann Sullivan of Carrollton; a brother, Dennis Winstead of Greenwood; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood.
Pallbearers will be friends and family.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com.

Christine Guntharp
FULTON – Christine “Chris” Guntharp, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at her home. She was born July 5, 1933, to Burgess Audie “B. A.” Wilson and Mittie Dell Graham Wilson. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fulton. She worked at Itawamba Manufacturing Co. and at the Mississippi Extension Service as an outreach worker. She was a member of the South Fulton Homemakers Club. She enjoyed fishing and traveling.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the McNeece–Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Chaplain David Laman officiating. Burial will be in the Hardens Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Leon Guntharp; one son, Johnny Guntharp (Teressa); one daughter, Connie Lesley (Wayne), all of Fulton; one sister, Lydia McGahey of Columbus; one brother, Al Wilson (Ann) of Reform, Ala.; three grandchildren, Jeremy Lesley, Tara Lesley, and Josh Lesley (Mandy); two great-grandchildren, Mikah Beth Lesley and Tinley Grace Lesley.
She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Lillie Wilson; her parents; one sister, Earlene Wilson, and one brother, Bill Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Josh Lesley, Jeremy Lesley, Larry Guntharp, Jason Guntharp, Edward Guntharp and Irvin Guntharp.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Molly Gude
BOONEVILLE – Molly M. Gude, 93, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born June 30, 1918, to Sam and Minnie Chandler McGee. She was married to Arthur Gude.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Rienzi, with the Rev. Leroy Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangement.
Survivors include one son, Sam Henry (Margaret) McGee of Booneville; three granddaughters, Debra Crump and Leartina (Alonzo) McDonald both of Chicago, Ill. and Delores Crump of Champange, Ill.; five grandsons, Robert Crump Jr. (Fannie Louise), L.V. Crump and Carl Crump all of Rienzi, Robert A. Crump of Champange, Ill. and Coleman Crump of Corinth; twelve great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Robert F. Crump, her husband Arthur Gude and her parents.
Visitation is from 5 until 8:30 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service. Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Sarah Floyd
GUNTOWN – Sarah Janie Floyd, 65, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at her residence. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

John Doster
PONTOTOC – John William Doster, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Sunshine Personal Care Home in Pontotoc. He was born July 7, 1934, in the Longview Community of Pontotoc County to Annie Lou and John Doster. He was reared by his aunt and uncle, Mary Pritchard Burks and Willie Burks of Longview. He was a Baptist, joining Longview Church at an early age. During his active years he was employed by Pontotoc City School Systems as a bus driver, Tupelo Manufacturing, Basic Woods, A&W Wood Products, Pontotoc Senior Citizens Nutrition Site, meal delivery, and bus driver for senior activity programs. He married Effie Montgomery in September 1969; they shared 22 years of marriage, until her death in February, 1991.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Dempsey Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Jernigan Cemetery, Hwy 341, Pontotoc.
Survivors include two sisters Mary Lou Holden (Shannon) of Abbeville, and Louise Walls of West Point; one brother, Quinn Jolly of Mathiston; his stepdaughter Peggy Montgomery Bennett (James) of Pontotoc, two stepgrandsons, Dean Mitchell of New Albany, and Don Bennett of Cordova, Tenn.; a stepgrandaughter, D’Anne Stafford of Pontotoc; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, stepbrother Tommy Jolly and brother-in-law Pete Walls.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today and continue Tuesday from 9 to 11 am.
Pallbearers will be Dean Mitchell, Don Bennett, Jeff Stafford, Nolan Stafford, Blake Shettles, Waylon Busby and Shannon Holden. Honorary Pallbearers will be Thomas Johnson, Jim Bennett and William Matthews.
Memorials may be made to Jernigan Cemetery Fund, c/o First National Bank, 19 S. Main Street, Pontotoc, MS 38863, The American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 or a charity of choice.

Kenneth McKeown
NEW ALBANY – Kenneth Holmes McKeown, 71, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his residence. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced at a later date by United Funeral Service.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Phil Collums
SMITHVILLE – Phil Collums, 75, died on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his residence.
Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Fran Stafford
TUPELO – Mary Frances Stafford died on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born on March 6, 1960, in Jackson, Mississippi, to Rosemary Tucker Glasgow and William Hargadine Glasgow. She grew up in Memphis, Tenn., and graduated from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Mississippi in 1982, where she was an active member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church. She was devoted to her family, and treasured the moments spent with family and friends. As an educator she was a dedicated advocate for children and families. In the late nineties she received national recognition for her work as a parent volunteer at Thomas Street Elementary School. For the past decade she had pursued her love of teaching with enthusiasm and determination as an employee of Tupelo Public Schools.
A graveside celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stafford family plot in the Pontotoc City Cemetery with the Rev. David Langerfeld officiating.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Roger Stafford; her children Casey Carol and Tucker Stafford of Tupelo; Shane (Emily) Stafford of Pontotoc and grandson, John Howard Stafford; her godmother, Betty Lou Tucker of Iowa City, Iowa; an uncle, Merrill Glasgow of Houston, Texas; and brothers and sisters-in law Jeff and D’Anne Stafford of Pontotoc, Jimmy and Cheri Mathews of Oxford, Richard Stafford of Pontotoc, and Jeff and Alecia Larkin of Carmel, Ind.; 13 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents, and her godfather, William Tucker.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Harrisburg Baptist Church.
The family requests that memorial gifts be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38803.

Faye McMurry
NETTLETON – Annie Faye Tucker McMurry died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at her residence.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Nettleton Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with private burial in Mullins Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday only at the funeral home.

Katherine Langley
TUPELO – Mrs. Katherine Freeman Langley died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Whit Fleming
TUPELO – Whitman Thomas “Whit” Fleming, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his residence. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and a farmer. He enjoyed hunting and gardening.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Ray Ware and the Rev. Doug Westmoreland officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his three daughters, Martha Wilson (Lavert) of Saltillo, Shirley Sanders of Tupelo and Dianne Moody (Billy) of Guntown; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-five great- grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Fleming and Annie Galloway Fleming; his wife, Dora Payne Fleming; his daughter, Ann Collins, granddaughter Lori Collins; three sisters, Rennie Mae Fitts, Dovie Waters and A. Thomas; and four brothers, James Fleming, Ransom Fleming, Raymond Fleming and Clarence Fleming.
Pallbearers will be Ray Stanford, Danny Stanford, Jerry Stanford, Larry Collins, Mike Collins, Steve Wilson, John Wilson and Terry Wilson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com

Gwen Wilson
BELLEFONTAINE – Gwen Booth Wilson, 52, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the University of MS Medical Center in Jackson. She was born on August 18, 1959 in Eupora and was a music minister, choral director, piano and voice instructor and a home school mom. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and Starkville Homeschool Music Co-op.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Eupora with the Rev. John Doler and the Rev. Don Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City are in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Randy Joe Wilson of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Arey Caroline Wilson of Bellefontaine; a mother, Mattelyn Reed Booth of Eupora, a mother-in-law, Margaret Wilson of Bellefontaine, stepdaughters Rachel Wilson Moore (Erik) of Atlanta, Ga., and Emily Wilson May (Arthur) of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Anne Booth Ross (Henry) of Eupora, Judy Booth Buys (Mark) of Vicksburg, Caroline Booth Browder (Thomas) of Eupora; a brother Jim Booth (Rachel) of Oxford; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. James E. Booth and father-in-law, Joe H. Wilson.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at First Methodist Church in Eupora.
Online condolences can be leftat Pryorfuneralhome.com.