BURNSVILLE – Kathy Burkeens, 60, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Dec. 1, 1952, to Harold and Velma Newcomb Tucker. She formally worked at Genesco Shoe Co. and was of the Pentecostal faith. She enjoyed animals and yard saleing.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Bengy Massey officiating. Burial will be in Newcomb Cemetery.
She is survived by her mother, Velma Tucker of Burnsville; brother, Travis Tucker of Booneville; sister, Nancy (Al) Harris of Corinth; nephews, Eric (Jessica) Tucker and Bucky (Victoria) Morris; great-niece, Chloe Tucker; and great-nephew, Caden Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Tucker; brothers, Charles, Robert and Roger; and grandparents, Charlie and Emma Newcomb, Mable Eli and Mable Gildewell.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday.
NEW ALBANY – Lester French Jobe Jr., 52, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at his residence. He was born Nov. 28, 1960, in Memphis, Tenn., to Lester French Jobe Sr. and Frances Parks Jobe. He was a painter before becoming disabled and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed riding four-wheelers and singing karaoke with his friends.
Services will be 2 p.m. today, Oct. 14, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Shawn Davis officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Rush Jobe of New Albany; a daughter, Ashley Cox (Chris) of Horn Lake; a stepdaughter, Whitney Bridges (Dalton) of Oak Grove, Ky.; a son, Andrew Jobe (Cassi) of Oxford; a stepson, Ben Hall (Christy) of New Albany; two sisters, Shelia Moody (Zane) of Thaxton and Sharon Hopkins (Richard) of Horn Lake; a brother, Ricky Jobe of Horn Lake; and a granddaughter, Anne Marie Cox.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Jim Smith, Ronnie Rogers, David Richey, Ricky Jobe Jr., Allen Hopkins and Brandon Moody.
Honorary pallbearers are John Rush and Matt Purvis.
For online visitation, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
PONTOTOC – Robert Dean Waldron died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
DANVILLE, Ky. – Kenneth T. “Dude”Finley, 86, of Danville, Ky., and formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. He was the husband of Stella Wanda Forester Finley. Born Sept. 14, 1927, in Danville to Walter E. and Thelma Wylie Finley, he was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Southern Law School in Memphis, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army veteran and an attorney at law, who spent most of his career in Memphis, Tenn.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Stith Funeral Home of Danville, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife; a brother-in-law, J.A. (Sarah) Byers; a sister-in-law, Mary (Malcolm) Leath; and several nieces and nephews.
Online guestbook available at www.stithfuneralhome.net.
Elder Ronald Cockrell
HOUSTON – Elder Ronald Ray Cockrell, 70, died Saturday Oct. 12, 2013, at White County Medical Center in Searcy, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home of Houston.
OXFORD – Reedy Sanford, 64, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
BURNSVILLE – Tony Joe Taylor, 47, of Burnsville, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Antioch Freewill Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is entrusted with arrangements.
Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
NETTLETON – Murry Jumper, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Oaktree Manor Assisted Living in Amory after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to Tisdalelannmemorial.com.
HOUSTON – Walter Morris “W. M.” Allen Jr., 87, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at his home in Houston. He was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Chickasaw County to Walter Morris Allen Sr. and Alma Lee Cox Allen. He was a retired farmer, a welder for B&W in West Point, a WWII Army veteran, and a member of Enon Primitive Baptist Church.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Brock officiating. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Hortense Nichols Allen of Houston; his daughters, Ester and Colvin Mann of Terry and Judy Harrison of Houston; his sons, Ricky and Carol Allen of Houston and Keith and Rhonda Allen of Pontotoc; his grandchildren, Merritt Mann, Christi and Barry Kelly, Brian and Audrey Harrison, Tiffany Harrison, Cody Allen, Rob and Adria Allen, Christy and Ken Blakeney, Chasity and Jamey Halfacre and Dustin Griggs; his great-grandchildren, Koty Davis, Hannah, Noah, Jacob and Gabriel Mann, Alyssa, Shane and Cade Kelly, Jacob, Joel and Kaiya Harrison, Ethan and Layla Griggs, Hunter and Conner Griggs, Ken and Harley Blakeney, and Madison, Brayden and Tanner Allen; his niece, Patty Bowers; and his special caregivers, Jamisha Walker, Wanda Story and Heidi Cummins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Walter Nichols Allen; and his grandson, Jack Douglas Mann.
Pallbearers are Brian Harrison, Cody Allen, Rob Allen, Merritt Mann, Barry Kelly, Shane Kelly, Dustin Griggs and Jacob Harrison.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Enon Cemetery Fund, c/o Leon Hollingsworth, 104 N. Huddleston St., Houston, MS 38851.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
SHERMAN – Mattie Speck, 83, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at her home after a lengthy illness.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A full obit will follow in Tuesday’s edition.
NETTLETON – Hazel M. Smith Harlow, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born on March 18, 1935, in Chesterfield, S.C. to Grady Lee and Mary Easter Kirven Smith. She had lived most all of her life in the Nettleton Area and was a retired factory worker. She watched the Shepards Chapel Church Services daily on television. She enjoyed crocheting, needle point, wiggle babies and watching her hummingbirds and squirrels.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral home in Nettleton. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Audrey Ray (Tommy) of Summerdale, Ala. and Carolyn Chaney (Philip) of Plantersville; three sons, David Hancock of Shannon, Robert Hancock (Brenda) of Plantersville and Jim Harlow (Melissa) of Nettleton; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; all of my other young-ns; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jeannie “Nene” Roberson of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy N. Harlow; her parents; several sisters and brothers; one granddaughter, Dana Hancock; and one daughter-in-law, Lanise Hancock.
Pallbearers will be Cody Hancock, Levi Harlow, Richie Wiygul, Kevin Hancock, Tyler Hancock and Thomas Ray.
Honorary pallbearers will be the rest of her grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.