Obituaries October 11, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Mary Juanita “Nita” Bailey
BOONEVILLE – Mary Juanita Bailey, 96, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 4, 1916, in Booneville. Affectionately known as Nee Nee to her family and friends, she was our “angel on earth.” She gave her life serving the Lord with a spirit of love that will never be forgotten. Though she never had children of her own, like a mama bird that takes her babies under her wing, her motherly love extended to all her nieces, nephews and grands.
The world was made a better and kinder place because God blessed us with her presence. We will forever adore our Nee Nee carrying forth in her honor a spirit of love and kindness, imitating her as she imitated her Lord in obedience to Ephesians 5:1-2, “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Nee Nee was a faithful, dedicated member of the Booneville Church of Christ all her adult life. She lived a life of worship, serving wherever there was a need. Her lovely voice in song was admired for many years. In the early years of the congregation, she especially delighted in teaching Sunday School.
After graduating from Booneville High School in 1935, she attended Grenada College. Upon graduation from college, she worked for several years as a secretary, later marrying her childhood sweetheart, John H. Bailey of Artesia. Nita and John enjoyed more that 30 years of companionship.
For more than 40 years Nee Nee was employed at Gray’s Dept. Store in Booneville, working in the ladies’ department while John worked in the men’s. Her customers loved her sweet smile and her exceptional ability to tastefully help them create their own personal sense of style. Her beautifully showcased windows at Christmas time won numerous awards over the years for creativity, style and design.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Nita was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, John Taylor and Ruby Hamilton Lee; brothers, Col. John Gettys Lee and Will Taylor Lee; sister, Catherine Lee Morton.
She is survived by nephews, Billy (Martha Wayne) Morton of Catherine, Ala., and John (Maribeth) Lee of Algonquin, Ill.; nieces, La Juan (Hale) Aust, Catherine Ann (Robert) Guin and Sue (James Earl) Scott, all of Booneville, and Carolyn (Roy) Boren of St. Louis, Mo.; sister-in-law, Jenny Lee of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; great nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends.
In lieu of flowers, because of Nee Nee’s sincere love for children, the family requests donations to Pine Vale Children’s Home, 1872A CR 700, Corinth, MS 38834.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Perry
TUPELO – Ruth Cooley DuLaney Perry, 82, of Tupelo, formerly of Mantachie, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Fulton to James Claburn Cooley and Velora Beene Cooley. She grew up in the Fawn Grove community and attended Mantachie High School. During her young adult years, she lived in Corpus Christi, Texas. As an Army wife, she lived in La Rochelle, France, and Tacoma, Wash.
She sang with the “Milam Harmonettes” on the first radio station in Tupelo and her sisters, “The Cooley Sisters,” and her brother, Frank, for many years, singing all over North Mississippi. She traveled many miles throughout the southeastern states encouraging her girls, “The DuLaney Sisters,” in support of their musical talents.
She owned and operated Ruth’s Beauty Salon in Mantachie for many years and would go to various nursing homes on her day off to style hair for those who were in need. In the late sixties, early seventies, she was president of the Hair Dressers Assoc., Northern District, for the state of Mississippi and a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4057. During recent years she worked at Unity Broadcasting TV Station in Fulton with her sister, Doris, and brother-in-law, Bro. Grady Davidson. She was an avid reader, master seamstress, and enjoyed crocheting, gardening, watching birds, and she was fondly known by her children’s friends as Mama Ruth and now Granny to friends of the grandchildren because of her loving heart.
She always found the good in everyone she met and never spoke an unkind word to anyone. She will be remembered for her fried apple and peach pies. Her greatest joy was spending time with her girls, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She was a member of Dorsey Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Danny Rushing and Bro. Grady Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Fawn Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, and Friday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie from 9:30 a.m. to service time.
She is survived by four daughters, Deborah Jones (Tim) of Mantachie, Vicki Rushing (Danny), Michelle Williams (Mike) and Marsha “Yoyo” Godwin (Butch), all of Tupelo; the father of her children, Joe DuLaney of Fulton; one brother, Frankie Cooley (Doris) of Eggville; 10 grandchildren, Rachelle Wilson (Chris), Mark Jones (Emily), Arleen Fogel (Carl), Bradly McDonald (Midori), Molly Chapman (Kenny), Clay Godwin (Laine), Laura Godwin, Emily Burleson (Mark), Brian Rushing (Kim) and Riley Henton; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Sandra Cooley of Mantachie, and brother-in-law, Grady Davidson of Mantachie; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; a special family friend, Charlene, and Mrs. Annie Pannell, her caregiver; and near friends, too numerous to mention.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Laura McFerrin and Doris Davidson; two brothers, Bill Cooley and Darrell Cooley; and brothers-in-law, John H. McFerrin and Billy Donald.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Suzy Bradley
SALTILLO – Susan “Suzy” Renee Bradley, 47, died suddenly in a house fire on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at her residence near Saltillo. She was born on May 1, 1965, in Fresno, Calif., to Jerry W. Robinson and Martha Virginia Storms Robinson and grew up in Montebello, Calif. In 1979 she moved to Tupelo and graduated from Tupelo High School in 1982. She was a very talented person and used her gifts in interior design and in jewelry sales. After earning her certificate as a gemologist, she worked as manager for Kay’s Jewelers. She also was educated in the art of interior and floral design and worked for Weatherall’ s Inc., and Interiors Mall. Her four dogs and her cat were very important in her life and she would do anything to ensure their care. She loved spending time with her friends and family. For the past several years, she attended Beech Springs Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Dennis Kizzire officiating. Phillip Ponton will deliver a Eulogy. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 11 years, Scott Bradley of Saltillo; one daughter, Bonnie Johnson of Blue Mountain; four sons, Vincent “Bud” Cook (Brittany) of Tupelo, Justin Cook (Stephanie) of Saltillo, Daniel Cook of Tupelo and Morgan Johnson of Blue Mountain; her mother, Virginia Robinson of Tupelo; one sister, Carol Ponton (Phillip) of Saltillo; one grandchild, Addison Cook of Saltillo; special friends, Sherlyn Haley of Corinth, Peggy Tiblier of Ocean Springs, Jean Vails, Debbie Mackey and Shea Witt, all of Saltillo.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Robinson, and one brother, Randy Holt.
Pallbearers will be Rusty Boren, Kirk Robinson, Brad Coley. Steve Shelton. Josh Franks and Skylar Cannon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Cook, Zack Boren, Andy Boren, Mason Slay, Melandus Penson, Corey Franks and James Walls.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneral home.com.

Linda Keele Linton
TISHOMINGO – Linda Keele Linton, 64, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Edward Hall
PONTOTOC – Edward Leon Hall died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Anthony Leon Humphrey of Boca Raton, Fla., Edward VonShea Hall and Larry (Autumn) Beckley Jr. of Pontotoc; one daughter, TeKeisha Beckley of Nashville, Tenn.; a special friend, Paula Hall; three brothers, Shelby Hall Sr. of San Diego, Calif., the Rev. Charles (Lesia) Hall Sr. and Jeffrey (Kim) Hall of Pontotoc; seven sisters, Sherry Boyd, Dorothy Dilworth, the Rev. Denise (Derric) Morrison and Renee (Anthony) Berry of Pontotoc, Lawanda Fleming of Memphis, Cynthia (Wilbert) Edwards of Tupelo and Michelle Snell of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Tyler Humphrey of Tupelo, Malkas Lipsey, Allaryn and Kobe Beckley of Pontotoc; six aunts, Ruth Gordon of Beloit, Wis., Edna Hendrix of Alton, Ill., Ruth Hamilton of Cairo, Ill., Louise Stewart of Jackson, Tenn., Dorothy Green Dandridge and Dorothy Carter Dandridge of Pontotoc; two uncles, Stacy Henning of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Ivy D. Henning of Jackson, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family hour from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Tony Brown
AMORY – Tony W. Brown, 66, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at his residence in Amory. He was born May 16, 1946, to Belton Allen Brown and Novia O. Pennington in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Amory High School. He retired as a tugboat crew member for Parker Towing. He served in the U.S. Air Force for three years.
A private graveside will be held at a later date. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her father, Belton Allen Brown of Hamilton; four sisters, Kathy West of Hamilton, Linda Vandiver (Doyle) of Smithville, Karen Pipkin (Eddie) of Amory, and Brenda Weathersby (Larry) of Caledonia; one brother, Jerry Brown of Amory; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Novia, and stepfather, Keith Pennington.
Memorials may be made to South Monroe County Food Pantry.
Sign the register and leave condolences online at www.tisdalelann memorial.com.

Annie Moore
TUPELO – Services for Annie Mae Moore will be at 2 p.m. Friday at N.L. Jones Funeral Directors in Tupelo. Further information is incomplete and will be announced later by the funeral home.

Myrtice Hall
HOULKA – Myrtice Maylee Hall, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her home in Houlka. She was born March 4, 1925, in Pontotoc County. A loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed taking care of her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Glen Washington officiating. Burial will follow in Carey Springs Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Mac Gregory of Bruce and Buzz Hall of Pontotoc; her daughter, Gail Cross of the home; two brothers, Travis Gregory of Topsy and Cortez Gregory of Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Lillie Gregory; her husband, James Hilton Hall; and a son, Andrew Hall.
Pallbearers will be Robert Mata, Matt Hall, David Shuler, Johnny Wilson, Mike Hall and Ronald Washington.
Visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. today.

Maryland Foreman
MYRTLE – Maryland Joanne Lawson Foreman, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her granddaughter’s home. She was born Jan. 17, 1942, to War Chester Williams and Lilly Lucille Gullick Williams in Union County. She was married to Jimmy Foreman, who preceded her in death.
Services will be at noon Friday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Martintown Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Penny Foreman of Amory; two granddaughters and caregiver, Samantha (Jason) Sisco of Ecru and Nicola Foreman of Amory; a brother, Glen Williams of Lafayette County; a sister, Linda Bullard of Etta; five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

Ruby Heavner
RED BAY, Ala. – Ruby Elouise Heavner, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.

Mary Lou Scott
VINA, Ala. – Mary Lou Scott, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Red Bay Hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery in Atwood, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

James Pendergraph Sr.
BRUCE – James William Pendergraph Sr., 65, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1947, in Red Bay, Ala., to James Earl and Laurel Mae Pendergraph. He was a construction worker and a farmer. He was a member of Mount Comfort Baptist Church in Calhoun County.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Vardaman Methodist Church with Bro. Johnny Davidson, Bro. Robert Earl Alexander and Bro. Harold Robinson officiating. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery. Southern Funeral Chapel of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his children, Darlene Duke of Pittsboro, J.J. and Beth Pendergraph of Vardaman, Chris and Kelly Pendergraph, Leanne Shields and JoJo Shields, all of Bruce, Sarah and Robert Jenkins of Vardaman, Linda and Steven Ard of Guntown, Michael and Manie Chaney of Vardaman, and Edward and Felicia Chaney of Houlka; grandchildren, B.J. and Jessica Duke and Brady Pendergraph, all of Vardaman, Jamie Duke of Pittsboro, Ty Pendergraph of Vardaman, Dawson Pendergraph and Jennifer Pendergraph, both of Bruce; three sisters Shirley Ann Chaney of Calhoun City, Emma Yvonne and Royce Shook of Booneville, and Mary and Dale Woodard of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Earl and Laural Mae Pendergraph; his foster parents, Joyce and Ledford Brown; his wife, Shirley Jean Harris Pendergraph, on Jan. 3, 2007; a baby Pendergraph; his brother, Wayne Lowell Pendergraph; and his son-in-law Billy Duke.
Visitation will be from noon today until service time Friday at the church.
Online condolences can be left at www.southernfuneral chapel.webs.com.

Rayford Tedford
CALHOUN CITY – Rayford Tedford, 69, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford .
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion-Dentontown M.B. Church. The Rev. Timothy Daniels will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Katie Lee Tedford of Grenada; two sons, David Mays of Calhoun City and Walter Tedford of Grenada; a stepson, Aric Tedford of Gore Springs; a daughter, Victoria Tedford of Grenada; a goddaughter, Carolyn Petty of Vardaman; three brothers, O.C. Tedford of Calhoun City, Jimmie Tedford of Gore Springs and Joe Wiilie Tedford of Bruce; seven sisters, Ethel Strickland, Pauline Pittman, Maeleen Fox and Frances Welch, all of Calhoun City, Oshie Vance of Bruce, Lorine Foster and Bobbie Bobo, both of Pittsboro.
Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 12 at Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce

Margaret Ann Kleiman
BOONEVILLE – Margaret Ann “Peggy” Kleiman, 73, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Born on Sept. 30, 1939, in Tishomingo County, she was the daughter of Carl and Lois Milam Turvaville. She married Richard A. “Dick” Kleiman on June 6, 1964, in Pirmasens, Germany. She served in the U.S. Army for five years as a WAC and worked for the U.S. Army Finance Center for several years. She was a caregiver to her mother and grandchildren, whom she cherished. She faithfully attended Park Chapel Christian Church of Greenfield, Ind. She loved to sew, do home decorating and gardening, as well as go antiquing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Haskell Sparks officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Dick Kleiman of New Palestine; daughter, Ellen (Dennis) Kleiman-Redden of Fishers; son, Richard A. “Rich” Kleiman Jr. of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Reagan Grace and Daniel Richard Kleiman; brother, Jimmy Dale Turvaville of Whiting, Ind.; sister, Mary Von Thigpen of Memphis; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Harris Turvaville of Marietta.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Lois Turvaville; and two brothers, Benny Gale and Freddy Wayne Turvaville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army at 725 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or at www.salvationarmyindiana.org,
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

Opal Grose
IUKA – Opal Earline Grose, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her home. She was born on Dec. 13, 1932, in Lafayette County to Hubert Morris and Ora Bell Leopard Lewis. She was a member of Old Liberty Pentecostal Church in Lafayette County. She was a retired factory worker and homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with Bro. Omega Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. Glenfield Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Johnny Hale of Potts Camp and James Royce Grose of New Albany; three daughters, Rose Wheeler of Southaven, Deborah Berry of Iuka and Virginia Savely of Osceola, Ark.; four stepdaughters; three brothers, James Isaac Lewis of Myrtle, Willie Ray Lewis of New Albany and Thomas Edward Lewis of Myrtle; one sister, Ruby Jewel Legler of Myrtle; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five sisters; one brother; one son-in-law; one granddaughter, Lori McKee; and one great-grandson, Stephen Guthrie.
Pallbearers will be Michael Hale, Joshua Frakes, Matthew Berry, Justin Frakes, Clint Berry and Hunter Frakes. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Grose and Zachary Dawson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

James Peoples
WEST POINT – James Curtis Peoples, 53, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel in West Point. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.

Jeff Robertson Sr.
TUPELO – Jeff B. Robertson Sr., 67, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks. He was born in Tupelo on Oct. 25, 1944, to Thomas Bowen and Jeffie Porter Robertson and lived all his life in Tupelo. He was the owner of Tom’s Automotive Service. He loved boating, jet skiing and really enjoyed people. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Dan Rupert officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Brenda Robertson of Tupelo; one son, Jeff Bowen “Jay” Robertson Jr. (Hope) of Guntown; three grandchildren, Ty Robertson, Cooper Robertson and Olivia Robertson, all of the home; one brother Jerry Robertson of the Eggville community.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Mike Prust, Kevin Mitchell, Drew Steward, Justin Pepper, Ed Blaylock and Karl Mills.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Allen Mason, Ed Neely, Wesley Scruggs, Dr. Frank Nichols, Dr. Chris Croot, Gayle Kinsey, Anthony Knight, Scott Hendrix,Bobby Nanney, Don Cox, Emory Nash and Richard Faulkner.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to New Beginnings, P.O. Box 7055, Tupelo, MS 38802-7055.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Corey Rone
GRENADA – Corey Dale Rone, 49, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at his home in Grenada.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Batesville.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel Methodist Church, c/o Brenda Bankston, 4140 CR 286, Grenada, MS 38901.

Howard Walker
WEST POINT – Howard Walker, 94, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Whites M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Azzie Shaw
WEST POINT – Azzie Shaw, 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services were Monday, Oct. 8, at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Coffeeville. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Coffeeville. Carter Funeral Home of West Point was in charge of the arrangements.

Sally Jane Mann
TUPELO – Sally Jane Mann, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Arkansas to Everette Elsworth and Lydia Matilda Ellis. She attended Lawndale Presbyterian Church in Tupelo. She loved making candles and cassette tapes for her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Lawndale Presbyterian Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Nate Shurden, the Rev. Bill Bradford and the Rev. Brandt Hammack officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Debera Shaw (Gary) of Tupelo and Lacretta Shurden (George) of Laurel; three sons, Roger Dale Mann of Mt. View, Ark., David Charles Mann (Renee) of Laurel and Everett Mann (Tabitha) of Grenada; four sisters, Marcia Hornbarger of Michigan, Elizabeth Paulson of Nevada, Gloria Reynolds (J.D.) of Batesville, Ark., and Gail Reel of California; 12 grandchildren, Aubrey Temple (Andy) of Petal, Marty Hammack (Brandt) of Marion, Ala., the Rev. Nate Shurden (Christy) of Franklin, Tenn., Andrea Heinrich of Laurel, Kenny Paul Mann of Laurel, Marshall and Mason Mann, both of Mt. View, Ark., Tina Reed (Elvis) of Tiplersville, Jennifer Aguilar (Juan) of Laurel, and Latasha Beech and Chad Mann, both of Ellisville; 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grover Cleveland Mann; three brothers, Phillip, Charles and Sonny Ellis.
Visitation will follow the service at the church in Tupelo.
Memorials may be made to Lawndale Presbyterian Church, 1500 Lawndale Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801 or to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 838 Reid Road, Laurel, MS 39443.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneral home.com.

Linda Crane
TUPELO – Linda Davidson Crane, 69, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 24, 1943, to C.C. “Dick” Davidson and Stella Davidson. She was a Christian and a member of the United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Priceville Cemetery in Tupelo. Close friends and family are invited to attend.
She is survived by two daughters, Teri Halase and Gena Rowan (Don), both of Baldwyn; eight grandchildren, Cameron Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Bryan Johnson, Lindsay Pruitt, Katie Pruitt, Will Rowan, Trent Rowan and Nick Rowan, two great-grandchildren, Nataleigh Buse and Abbey Buse; her sister, Bette Scott; her brother, Charles Davidson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, Johnny Crane; her parents; one sister, Annie B. Williams; and two brothers, Terrell Davidson and Derwood Davidson.
A wake in celebration of her life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the home of Don and Gena Rowan of Baldwyn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc., 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Phillip Alexander
NEW ALBANY – Phillip D. Alexander died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was born in Union County on Aug. 10, 1956, to Daymon Alexander and Dorothy Dunlap Alexander.He was a sales rep for Tobacco Superstore and for Golden Flake Chip Company. He was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at United Furneral Service Chapel with Bro. Dennis Smithey officiating. Burial will be in the Wallerville Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Kathie Alexander; the mother of his children, Mary Alexander Carroll; two sons, Jacob Alexander (Amanda) and Josh Alexander; two stepchildren, Jessica Hill (Chad) and Michael Franks (Megan); three grandchildren, Grayson Alexander, Sawyer Alexander and Hailee Alexander; four stepgrandchildren, Emma, Audrey, Olivia Franks and Marley Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be John Hall, Jerry Hall, Don Yates, Blake Roberts, Wayne Alexander and Lee Bullock.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences vivitwww.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Ruth Rutledge
IUKA – Ruth Rutledge, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. She was a member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church, and she was retired from Genesco after many years of service. She enjoyed crocheting.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Spring Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. J.B. Burns and the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Trussell (Jimmy) of Tishomingo and Diane Greene (Jerry) of Denton, Texas; one brother, Billy “Pop” Daniel (Jackie) of Iuka; four grandchildren, Shelly Pershing (Dan), Jeremy Greene (Brooke), Amanda Lott (Casey) and Amy Moore (Brian); seven great-grandchildren, Reese and Meg Moore, Cade and Cohen Lott, Emery and Everett Greene, and Reese Pershing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Rutledge Jr.; her parents, Shelby and Effie Lou Burns Daniel; her sister, Montez Edmondson; and two brothers, Roy and Sam Daniel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to service time Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund in c/o Tim Wigginton, 405 CR 144, Tishomingo, MS 38873.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Charlie Black
GOLDEN – Charlie Black, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Marjorie Placke
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Marjorie W. Placke, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

Gaylon Barger
BOONEVILLE – Gaylon L. Barger, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Oct. 19, 1929, to Claude and Dorcie Barger in Pope County, Ill. He was a resident of Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War. He was a Mason, a retired crane operator, and a lifetime member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150.
Graveside services will be at noon Saturday at Eddyville Cemetery in Eddyville, Ill. Visitation will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville.
Survivors include four daughters, Carrie (Rolf) Rinehart and Nancy (Bob) Prather of Booneville, Kathie Farnham of Booneville and Chuck Farnham of Brookhaven, and Melissa (Steven) Smith of Chelsea, Ala.; two sisters, Georgia Jackson and Linda Killingsworth of Eddyville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, five sisters and one brother.
Visit alyfh.com to sign a guestbook or leave a message for the family.

Whitley Heaston
WALNUT – Whitley Ray “Pop” Heaston, 69, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Jackson-Madison County Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He was born Sept. 13, 1943, to Johnny Thomas Heaston Sr. and Eula Lee Waldrop Heaston. He was a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church. He was a retired deputy sheriff for Marshall County and owner of Ray Heaston Construction Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Bro. Clay Hall officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery with military honors. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Heaston of Walnut; three sons, Keith Wells (Lisa) and Russell Wells (Tina), both of Walnut, and Thomas Heaston (Lisa) of Corinth; one brother, Johnny Heaston Jr. (Wanda) of Red Banks; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Scott Livingston.
Pallbearers will be Casey, Kyle, Kevin and Cody Wells, Andrew Heaston and David Mayes. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Jones and Tyler Heaston.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.
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Doyle Day
MYRTLE – Doyle Day, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.