By NEMS Daily Journal
Cletus J. Overby
BRANDON – Cletus J. Loyd Overby, 93, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Peachtree Village in Brandon. She was born April 22, 1919, in Lee County to Thomas Noah Loyd and Farby Plunkett Loyd. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Jefferson Overby; son, Bobby Loyd Overby; son, Jimmie Dale Overby; and brother, Cecil Loyd.
She loved her Lord and shared Him with many throughout her life. She prayed for all of her family and friends nightly, calling each by name. She loved people and with the multiple moves she made in her lifetime, she gathered many friends. She was a member of Park Place Baptist Church in Pearl and had a special love for Eggville Freewill Baptist Church in Eggville. She was a homemaker, worked various small jobs throughout her life, and was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ott and Lee with Dr. Gerald Gann, Dr. Keith Grubbs and Bro. Thomas Loyd (her nephew) officiating. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe, La.
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Lawrence (Gerald) of Brandon; her daughter-in-law, Appolonia Overby (Bobby-deceased) of Shreveport, La.; grandsons, David Overby (Lisa) of Iuka, Mitchell Overby (Aleta) of Ruston, La., Jeremy (Jaime) Lawrence of Oxford and Jason Lawrence of Brandon; two stepgrandchildren, Donna Andrews (Glenn) of Brandon and Tim Young of Lena; four great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Klaire Overby of Iuka, Landon Lawrence of Oxford, Anton Overby and Alex Overby of New Orleans, La.; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Destin Young of Blanchard, La., and Matthew Young of Lena; one stepgreat-great-granddaughter, Ava Tanner of Blanchard, La. She also leaves nieces, nephews and other relatives that she dearly loved.
Pallbearers will be David Overby, Mitchell Overby, Jeremy Lawrence, Jason Lawrence, Mike Loyd and Thomas Loyd. Honorary pallbearers are Cecil Wayne Loyd, Winston Ray Aron, Anton Overby and Alex Overby.
Special thanks to all Peachtree Village staff and Hospice Advantage staff for your kindness and your sweet, caring spirit.
To sign the online register book, visit www.ottandleefuneralhome.com.
AMORY – Veraline Crawford Barnes, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Amory. She was born Feb. 23, 1922, in Amory to Clifton and Cealia Haynes Crawford. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church and a graduate of M.C.T.S./West Amory High School. She later moved to St. Louis and was employed by St. Luke’s Hospital for many years before retiring. She loved and enjoyed working in her flowers, cooking and working in the church until her health failed.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. James United Methodist Church with the Rev. David McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four sisters, Louise (John) Marshall and Bessie Crawford, both of Amory, Hyumn Crawford Ford of San Diego and St. Elmo Crawford of Detroit; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Barnes; one sister, Orean Crawford Logan; and four brothers, Herbert “Golf Ball” Crawford, Oscar “Doll” Crawford, Jessie “Pond” Crawford and Willmer Crawford.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Friday.
EUPORA – Eavy Lee Shaw, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Walthall Baptist Church in Walthall. Burial will be in Embry Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
CORINTH – David Grier Spence, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to service time.
ABERDEEN – Betty Jean Davis-Lemon, 63, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Community Hospice in Verona.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Charity F.G. Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Bennie Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four brothers, Clarence (Cassie) Davis, James (Bobbie Jean) Davis, Charles (Katie) Davis and Larry Davis, all of Aberdeen; and three sisters, Willie Mae (Jack) Tumblin of Aberdeen, Rebecca Young of Omaha, Neb., and Shelia (Jerome) Blanchard of Aberdeen.
To sign the online register, visit bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
MANTACHIE – Caroline “Carol” Harris Manley, 70, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 13, 1942, in Tupelo to James H. Harris and Mary Neill Bowen Harris. She was a 1960 graduate of Tupelo High School, attended Mississippi State College for Women and earned a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi. She briefly taught school and worked for more than 30 years as a social worker in Lee County with the Department of Human Services, retiring in 1996. She was married to Billy W. Manley, who died in 2005. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed watching cooking shows on television, and loved watching her grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where the Harris family, charter members, still hold membership.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Rooney officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery in Blue Springs. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from noon to service time Friday.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Manley of Mantachie and Nick Manley of Tupelo; one daughter, Melanie Cleveland (Gerald) of Mantachie; three sisters, Joan Smith, Mary Ruth Wilburn and DeeDee Harris, all of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Mallory Richey, Kelly Reed Cleveland, Kasey Manley and Zack Murrell; one niece, Carolee Armstrong; and two nephews, Jerry Ray Jr. and Jonathan Wilburn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Melinda Manley Murrell; and a grandson, Austin Harris Cleveland.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Cleveland, Jerry Ray Jr., Jonathan Wilburn, Nick Manley, Zack Manley and Mike Richey.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
OXFORD – Donald R. “Don” Watts, 68, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford.
Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford with a memorial service following at 1 p.m. in Coleman Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh Cemetery Fund, 31 CR 429, Oxford, Ms 38655 or American heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
BRUCE – Glennie McKibben, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Bruce. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Jefferys Gifts. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bruce.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. Daniel Hathorne and Dr. Bobby Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden at Bruce.
Survivors include two sons, William Paul (Jenny) McKibben of Orlando, Fla., and Larry G. (Betty) McKibben of Nesbit; three grandchildren, Jahnae Cherry, Timothy McKibben and Christy Holder; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cecil McKibben; parents, James Gaston Coston and Mary Elizabeth Oliver Coston; three sisters, Oma Crocker, Marie Coston and Leona Stribling; and two brothers, Doyle and Ottis Coston.
Pallbearers will be Steve Box, Dan Countiss, Joel Edwards, Kennon Ferguson, Bobby McKibben and Jerry McKibben.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
HOUSTON – Brenda Jean Chamblee Stephenson, 63, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. She was born Nov. 18, 1948, in Louisville to Andrew Jackson Chamblee and Mildred Beatrice Scott Chamblee.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Kozodoy of Saquine, Texas; one son, Rick Hiller of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Shirley Hilderbrand (Jimmy) of Houston, Barbara Benedict of Alexandria, La., and Jane Wold (Rick) of Mobile, Ala.; two brothers, Andy Chamblee (Shari) of Houston, Texas, and Michael Montgomery (fiancée, Velvet) of Gretna, La.; one grandson, Julian Delaganza of Sequin, Texas; her fiancée, Tim Ward of Houston; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Chamblee, and father, Jack Chamblee; stepfather, H.W. Montogomery; nephew, Aaron Chamblee; and great-niece, Anastasia Evans.
A private memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 27. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – Dewey Verlon Cowart, 86, of died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. He was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Henagar, Ala., to James Edward Cowart and Minnie Samantha Worthen Cowart Wallace. He was a veteran, serving his country in the U.S Navy during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Martha Aileene Cowart; brothers, Cecil Cowart and Nick Wallace; and grandson, Patrick Michael Hearon.
Survivors include his son, Jack Cowart (Verlaine) of Craig, Colo.; daughter, Ardyth Hearon (Brian) of Hickory, N.C.; brothers, Bill Wallace, Joe Wallace, Gerald Wallace and Ted Wallace, all of Mississippi; sisters, Ruth Philpot of Missouri, Joyce Miller, Peggy Whitt and Shirley Guntharp all of Mississippi, six grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
An online guest registry is available at morrisonfuneralhomes.com.
BOONEVILLE – Randy Lyle “Satchmo” Page, 49, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at his home. He was born May 17, 1963, in Booneville. He was a truck driver, and he was a member of Crossroads Full Gospel Church. He enjoyed deer hunting with dogs, riding four-wheelers, horse shows and dirt track racing, and he loved Peterbilt trucks.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Scotty Downs and Bro. Stanley Shook officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by a son, Jeremy Page (Ronda) of Booneville; and mother, Janet Loveless of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Doc Loveless.
Pallbearers are Terry Green, Gerry Green, Billy Downs, Bill Eaton, John Wayne Criswell and J.J. Green.
Honorary pallbearers are Herman Nunley, John Nunley, Richard Tollison and Bill Stevenson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations toward funeral expenses.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Nellie R. Rhodes
BELMONT – Nellie Ruth Rhodes, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Tishomingo County native, she was born May 8, 1928, to Lee and Luzina Gray Rhodes. She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing. She enjoyed going to church and listening to gospel music. She was a member of Golden Central Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Ralph Culp and Bro. Shawn Davis officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Tishomingo. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are one brother, Hollis Rhodes of Russellville, Ala.; three sisters-in-law, Charlene Rhodes of Belmont, Sally Rhodes of Burbank, Ill., and Eula Rhodes of Waukegan, Ill.; two nieces; and five nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Otha, Clifton, Bobby Joe and Jimmy Rhodes.
Pallbearers will be Gary Pounders, Kane Harris, Clyde Moore, Troyce Taylor, Harmon Davis and Harmon Ginn.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
HOULKA – Billy Gene “Bill” Moore, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a native of the Thorn community and the son of Robert G. and Hannah Ruth Kirkpatrick Moore. He was a Baptist. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a veteran of the Vietnam era and served in Japan, Korea, Thailand and Germany. He received the Air Force Commendation Award, Good Conduct Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Army of Occupation Medal (Berlin), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Award and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Houlka. He was commander of DAV Chapter 42, and past president of the Booster Club and the Masonic Lodge of Vardaman.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Houlka with bro. David Blackwell officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka. Southern Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Kay Easley Moore of Houlka; children, Thomas Moore of Houston, Matt Moore of Mainz, Germany, Holley King of Tupelo, Salley Wise of Tupelo and Jock Moore of Houlka; brother, Kenneth Moore and Nelda of Houston; sisters, Madge Williams and John of Memphis, Pat Goodson and Leslie of Houston, Barbara Garison and Morris of Houston; sisters-in-law, Annette Moore and Mary Jo Moore, both of Houston; grandchildren, Traci Akins, Thomas Moore Jr., Zack King and Mason Wise; and great-grandchildren, Koleigh Malone and Addie Ball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Johnny Moore, and Terrell Moore.
Pallbearers will be John Collums, Rusty Stegall, Sid Burt, Ryan Terry, Justin Murphree, Greg Davidson, Josh Paden and Seth Burt.
Online condolences maybe made at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
AMORY – Jerry R. Evans, 62, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident near Montgomery, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
AMORY – James Cagle, 79, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
COUNCE, Tenn. – Sarah Irons, 54, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.
BYHALIA – Courtney T. Jackson, 29, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Alliance Healthcare System in Holly Springs. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
SALTILLO – Mark Sheffield, 59, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
ABERDEEN – Annie B. Daniels, 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
OXFORD – Johnny Moore, 65, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at his home near Oxford.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford with a memorial service following at 1 p.m. in Coleman Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 800 Avery Blvd., Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157-5225.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
BELMONT – Alva Mae Jamerson, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Red Bay Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
FULTON – Terry Wayne Radcliff, 61, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at his home.
There will be no local services. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com
FULTON – Bud Stephens, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.