Obituaries October 2, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

John Curlee
BOONEVILLE – John McFerrin Curlee, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at his home, following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Corinth to John M. Curlee Sr. and Mary Glenn Whitley Curlee on Nov. 30, 1926, he with his parents moved to Booneville at an early age. Upon retirement in 1999, he returned to his family home in Booneville.
Following his high school graduation from Columbia Military Academy in Columbia, Tenn., he served from 1945-1947 in the U.S. Army 82nd Parachute Infantry Division. During that time, he served as an honor guard to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in Germany.
The next four years Curlee spent in college. He played football and baseball while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951 from Mississippi College in Clinton. He began his career during his senior year, as he lacked only a few hours to complete his degree. He took the principal’s job at Osborne Creek Elementary School in Prentiss County, where he also taught sixth, seventh and eighth grade, managed the school lunch room, and worked as custodian, building fires in warm-morning heaters, all for an annual salary of $1,800. He also coached football in the afternoon at Booneville High School. Following two years at Osborne Creek, Curlee joined the Booneville High School staff as head football coach and history teacher.
Influenced by a colleague, Curlee moved to DeValls Bluff, Ark., for the 1954-55 school year. There he taught history, served as head coach in football and basketball, and finished the year as interim principal when the principal resigned because of illness. He then became the history teacher and head football coach at Burdette, Ark., High School, where he led the team to a Thanksgiving Bowl game against, incidentally, Booneville High School.
Desiring to continue his education, Curlee returned to Mississippi. At South Tippah High School in Ripley, he was principal, he taught math, served as head football coach and athletic director. There, he was named Tombigbee Conference Coach of the Year and 1960 Principal of the Year. He also began work on his master’s degree at Ole Miss.
From 1963-1966, Curlee served as principal of Marks Attendance Center, presiding over the quiet integration of the school.
In the summer of 1966, the Aberdeen City School District was finishing the construction and equipping of a new high school. The school also faced integration. Curlee presided over the completion of the building and another quiet integration. In 1978, he moved up to become school superintendent and remained in that position until he retired in 1995.
From 1995 to 1999, Curlee, working with the Mississippi State Department of Education, served as mentor to the newly elected Noxubee County Superintendent of Education, then as advisor to the conservator of the Oktibbeha County School District, and lastly as administrative consultant to the Lowndes County School District.
During Curlee’s 47-year career, he had many “firsts.” He was the first in Mississippi to introduce the “Sing, Spell, Read and Write” program in the elementary grades. Aberdeen teachers then led training workshops in other Mississippi school districts and across the Southeast.
He was the first in Mississippi to establish an early childhood education program and a pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds.
The high school curriculum was expanded when Curlee incorporated Advanced Placement (AP) courses, another Mississippi first.
He was the first in Mississippi to adopt computerized equipment to monitor school buses. The program became a model for the state in 1981.
Curlee was a pioneer in cooperative purchasing of cafeteria food and supplies.
Another first Curlee initiated was the equipping of a modern computer lab at AHS in 1980.
Curlee was the first in Mississippi to add Internet to the high school computer program.
For these and other achievements, Curlee’s work was noted, not only in Mississippi but also nationally. He was honored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals as having the longest continuous membership held by any stated administrator (1964-1995).
He was the recipient of the Golden Lamp Award for Distinguished Service to Mississippi Public Education in 1996.
He was the first recipient of the Mississippi Association of School Administrators Award for Outstanding Achievement and Accomplishment of Services to Mississippi School Students.
Curlee was named one of the top 60 high school principals in the United States by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) for his 12 years as Principal of Aberdeen High School. He was described as “highly effective” and referred to as a “pacesetter.”
During his years in Aberdeen, Curlee served on the Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation for 12 years, chairing the Commission for five years, the longest tenure ever.
He was President of the Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals and later was also elected president of the Mississippi Association of School Administrators. In 1975-76, Curlee had served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals and also as Executive Secretary of the MASSP newsletter.
On the national level, Curlee participated in the dedication of the national office of the National Association of Secondary School Principals in Reston, Va., in 1973. He was later named to the National Committee for Small Secondary Schools by the National Association of Secondary Schools.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 2, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Booneville, with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. David Cole will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Moore Michael, whom he married on Sept. 5, 1947; three sons, John McFerrin “Mac” Curlee (Martha) of Belden; Nolen Michael “Mike” Curlee (Debra) of Garland, Texas; and James Franklin “Frank” Curlee of Booneville; two sisters, Mary Whitley Curlee Beal of Belden; two sisters-in-law, Gwen Michael Cleghorn of Atlanta and Iris Michael Easterling of Hattiesburg; one granddaughter, Martha Elizabeth Curlee Russell of Belden; two grandsons, John McFerrin Curlee II of Tupelo and Russell Michael Curlee of Garland, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John M. and Mary Glenn Curlee, and two brothers-in-law, Forrest Michael and Gordon Beal.
Pallbearers are Jerry Keeton, Bob Griffin, Dr. James Stanley Long, Edwin “Wimp” Reed, Dr. David Greenshaw, Normal Taylor Young, Marshall Dickerson, David Bolin, Robert Young, Billy Williams, Lawson Grimes, James Stockton, David Bourland, Thomas Pierce and Dwight McComb.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Village, 805 North Flag Chapel Road, Jackson, MS 39209.
The body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the service Tuesday.

Dr. John R. Sanders
TUPELO – Dr. John R. Sanders, 66, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, from Alzheimer’s Disease. He was at home surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born in Greenwood on Oct. 8, 1945, to Curren Johnston and Almadora Cotton Sanders. Johnny attended Mississippi State University on a track scholarship, where he set an SEC record in pole vaulting. Beginning in college and continuing throughout his life, Johnny recorded several albums and toured the country as a member of the 60’s garage band, The Gants. Dr. Sanders graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, achieving membership in the AOA Honorary Medical Society and Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After medical school, he served in the United States Air Force, prior to founding Sanders Clinic for Women in Tupelo. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Honoring his lifelong quest for knowledge, his brain has been donated to the Harvard/McLean Brain Bank in Massachusetts for advancement in research of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
Services will be 4 p.m. today, Oct. 2, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Curtis and Johnny’s nephew, Father Patrick Sanders, officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Cindy Ross Sanders; three children, John R. Sanders Jr. (Joan), Wendy Sanders Hutson (Kirby) and Taylor Sanders (Amanda); eight grandchildren, Sadler, Evans and Jack Sanders, Meri Weller, Sanders and Bishop Hutson, and Carter and Catherine Sanders, all of Tupelo; two brothers, Dr. C.J. Sanders (Gwen) of Tupelo and Ronnie Sanders (Sheila) of Greenwood.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services in the Gathering Room at First United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for further research to the Alzheimer’s Association: Mississippi Chapter, 196 Charmant Place, Ste 4, Ridgeland, MS 39157, in memory of Dr. John R. Sanders.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Patricia B. Clark
TUPELO – Mrs. Duncan “Patricia Busby” Clark, 83, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Reed Greenhouse at Traceway. Mrs. Clark was born on Aug. 11, 1929, in Oak Park, Ill., to Waldo Gordon and Annie Laurie Camp Busby. She grew up in Illinois, graduated from J. Sterling Morton High School in Cicero, Ill., where she received the music award. She graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, where she was president of Phi Mu Sorority and held memberships in Sigma Lambda, Chi Delta and Kappa Delta Epsilon. She later earned graduate credits from the University of Mississippi. She married Duncan A. Clark on June 14, 1952. They lived in Tupelo, Oxford and Jackson where Mrs. Clark taught school and was the first Administrator of the Renal Dialysis Unit at North Mississippi Medical Center. She later worked as Administrator of Central Dialysis Unit in Jackson, retiring in l988. In February 1999, the Clarks returned to Tupelo, where they have since lived. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo. Pat excelled in piano, shopping, speaking correct English and some Spanish and in supporting and appreciating her small and dear family. She was jovial with a broad smile for everyone and enjoyed telling funny stories from the many places where she lived. She blended the best Illinois and Mississippi lifestyles and cherished her old friends from both. Her acceptance of 25 years of health challenges was an inspiring expression of faith in healthcare professionals, the goodness in all people and the power of God’s grace.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Dr. Rick Brooks officiating. Visitation will follow at the Church. Inurnment, at a later date, will be in the Church Columbarium at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Duncan A. Clark of Tupelo; her daughter, Suzi Clark Roberts of Tupelo; her granddaughter, Laurie Baggett of Pontotoc County; her grandsons, Andrew Roberts and Wesley Roberts, both students at the University of Mississippi; her great-grandson, Will Lindley of Pontotoc; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Ray McCullen of Jackson; cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Gordon Busby.
The dedicated, interdisciplinary staff of the Reed Green House warmly met the totally dependent needs of her last year. The family requests any memorials to be made to the Greenhouses of Traceway, 2800 West Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Faye Miller
BOONEVILLE – Flora Faye Miller, 82, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her residence.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frances McGonagill
OXFORD – Frances Nunnally McGonagill, 83, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Born in Myrtle. She was the daughter of the late Peter Field Nunnally and Mattie Bruce Nunnally. After moving to Memphis in 1947, she was employed at the Memphis Firestone Tire & Rubber plant as a secretary for 20 years and later employed with Idea Research upon retirement in 1978. She was of the Methodist faith until her marriage to Kenneth McGonnagill in 1976 when she converted to the Baptist faith. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and the Shiloh Women’s Sunday School Class.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ken White officiating. Burial will follow in Midway Cemetery.
She is survived by her son, Randy Condrey of Oxford; a sister, Ann Mantica of New York, N.Y.; three grandchildren; four nephews; and 11 nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Danny Condrey.
The visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Randy Condrey, 34 CR 275, Oxford, MS 38655.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Holloway
PONTOTOC – Bobby Holloway, 66, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Rachel Perkins
OXFORD – Rachel Craft Perkins, 90, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Barbara and Dewey Garner School of Pharmacy Student Scholarship Endowment, The University of Mississippi Foundation, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677 or to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, 267 SCR 28, Mt. Olive, MS 39119.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Timothy Sims
HOLLY SPRINGS – Timothy Sims, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
James Newcomb
BALDWYN – James Ralph Newcomb, 75, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a resident of Baldwyn Nursing Facilty. He was a Baptist and a retired truck driver. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and playing solitaire.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Jericho Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Lillie Briggs Newcomb of Baldwyn; four daughters, Judy Green (Jake) of Marietta, Angel Briggs of Baldwyn, Tammy Kuykendoll of Gulfport and Carla Newcomb of Texas; two sons, Mark Dixon of Grenada and Darryl Newcomb of Texas; one sister, Geraldine Mott of Tupelo; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Erskin and Ollie Mae Clark Newcomb; and a brother, Paul Clark.
Pallbearers will be Jake Green, Patrick Dixon, Keith Martin, Charles Newcomb, Mitchell Pannell and Alan “Buck” Lintfor.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.

Norman Kennedy
IUKA – Norman “Jamup” Kennedy, 79, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at his residence.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at North Crossroads Community Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of Amber Peeks; by phone (901) 578-2805; or online at www.stjude.org/donate.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Ora Todd
PONTOTOC – Ora Burchfield Todd, 95, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Union County Care Center of New Albany. She was born June 18, 1917, in Union County. She married Press Todd in October 1936. She loved her family, church, flowers, garden and her neighbors. She was a member of Oak Dale Baptist Church, where she was the Adult Ladies Sunday School teacher as long as she was able.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oak Dale Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery in Union County. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one nephew, Charlie Hicks of Thaxton; and three nieces, Dorothy Robbins of Hurricane, and Jennie Sneed and Mildred Glass of Olive Branch.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years, James Preston Todd; one brother, Earl Burchfield (Marie); and one nephew, Lawrence Hicks.
Pallbearers will be Bro. Gary Pettit, Chet Hicks, Bobby Pennington, Tim Hicks, Chipper Hicks and Phil Robbins.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. today at the church.

June Davis
HAMILTON – June Davis died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Oak Tree Plantation in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Mildred Smith
HAMILTON – Mildred Smith, 98, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Addie Mae Allen
ASHLAND – Addie Mae Skelton Allen, 92, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at her residence. She was born June 3, 1920, to James David Skelton and Viola Williams Skelton. She was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Frank Feathers officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Swain (Gary) of Cornersville; four sons, David Allen (Ruby) of Ashland, Roy Allen (Peggy Jean) of Rosemark, Tenn., J.C. Allen (Nancy) of Ripley and Joel Allen of Ashland; one sister, Myrtice Newcomb of Ashland; one brother, J.W. Skelton (Connie) of Ashland; 11 grandchildren, Jason Allen Swain, Greg Kirk Swain, Roy Benjamin Allen, Shannon Noah Allen, Ronnie Keith Crawford, Angie Rhea Cox, Karen Denise Cunningham, Clayton Todd Allen, Rodney Lynn Allen, Christie Renea Allen and Cindy Lynn; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Relay “Slick” Allen; her parents; one son, Leon Allen; three sisters, Mag Bolden, Britt Tice and Gracie “Tot” Allen; four brothers, James “Bilbo” Skelton, John L. Skelton, Jack Skelton and Billy Skelton; three grandchildren, Michael Warren Allen, Douglas Dewayne Allen and Tonya Denise Allen; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The body will lie in state at Clear Creek Baptist Church from 11 a.m. to service time today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sanctuary Home Hospice, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
To view obituaries onlineand sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Barry Young Jr.
HOULKA – Ronald Barry Young Jr., 44, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Itawamba County. He was born Nov. 20, 1967, in Pontotoc to Ronnie and Rebecca McGill Young. He lived most of his life in Pontotoc County and graduated from South Pontotoc High School. He was living in Peppertown. He was a member of Schooner Valley Baptist Church. His pride and joy was his daughter, Torrey. He loved fishing, telling entertaining tales and his family. He will be missed by all, especially his girl cousins who loved to be his audience at family gatherings.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Houlka First Baptist Church. The Rev. David Blackwell will officiate. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Old Houlka. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Victoria “Torrey” Young; his mother, Rebecca Young of Peppertown; sisters, Candice Lavender and Debbie Sullivan (Gene) of Tupelo; nephews, Aiden, Tyler Sullivan (Tricia) of Little Rock, Ark., Alex and Jon Tyler; nieces, CJ, Morgan Sullivan of Starkville, Kaelyn; two aunts, Kathy Austin (Bruce) of Houlka and Kay Griffin Cunningham (Jack) of Seminole, Fla.; four uncles, Tom McGill (Linda) of Pontotoc, Gary Young (Frances) of Saltillo, Danny Young (Brenda) of Houlka and Alfred Ross Young of Brazoria, Texas; and two special friends, Thelma Robbins and Tommy Christian of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Barry Young Sr.; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Finley McGill and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Young.
Pallbearers will be John Parker, Jackie Logan, Dustin Tutor, Bobby Roye, Gary “Boo” Griffin and Zeke Young.
Honorary pallbearers will be Marty Collums, Dustin Davis, Johnny Young and Mike Paden.
Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday.

Irene Bynum
CORINTH – Irene Marecle Bynum, 92, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hinkle Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hinkle Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to service time Wednesday at the church.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Donnie Carter
OXFORD – Donnie Carl Carter, 39, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford. He was born Nov. 3, 1972, to Donnie Carter and the late Bessie Lee Pulliam Carter. He lived in Oxford for the past 21 years.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church with Pastor Donnell Cherry officiating. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Donnie and Maxine Carter of Michigan; his aunt and caregiver, Johnnie Richardson of Woodland; one sister, Lee Ann Dean of Houston; one niece, Jakhiya Catledge; and one nephew, Jachoris Catledge.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Lee Pulliam Carter.
Fred M. Belk Jr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Frederick McKinney Belk Jr. died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was a practicing attorney in Marshall County for 47 years and served as the Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney for 31 of those years. During the course of his career, he was a Special Master in Chancery, Mississippi Supreme Court-appointed interim Chancery Judge, a member of the Mississippi and Tennessee Bar Associations, member of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, president of the Marshall County Bar Association, president of the Mississippi Prosecutors Association, Outstanding Young Man of Ameroca, Who’s Who in American Politics and a member of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Planning Commission. He served as a Mississippi State Senator, chairman of the City of Holly Springs Planning Commision, director of Marshall County Civic Defense, president and director of the Holly Springs Jaycees, president of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, and co-owner/editor of The Marshall Messenger. He was a counselor and a friend to many.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Lusby and Bro. Milton Whatley officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Kay Moore Belk; a daughter, Letitia “Tish” Summerlin (Jim); sons, Fred M. Belk III (Anna), Fielding Belk (Cindy) and Jonathan Belk (Linsey); and six grandchildren, Anna, Wil, Fielding Jr., Frederick, Alex and Lucy.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Leta Ellis Belk Richardson, and his parents, Frederick M. Belk Sr. and Leta Ellis Belk.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be left at www.hsfuneralhome.com.

Wallace Cochran
BATESVILLE – Wallace Vivian Cochran, 93, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Memphis.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial will be in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Batesville Civitan Club or First Baptist Church of Batesville.

Pam Killian
TUPELO – Pamela Grissom Killian, 60, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Hollan Funeral Directors. Burial will be private.
Condolences may be emailedto hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Hoyt Hunkapiller
BOONEVILLE – Hoyt Hunkapiller, 90, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. He was born May 21, 1922, in Prentiss County and resided in the Marietta community with his wife, Evelyn, for more than 61 years. He was a farmer. He served four years in the United States Army 79th Infantry, with eight months of active combat in the Battle of the Bulge, the European Theater and with Gen. George S. Patton’s command. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and deer hunting.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Zion Rest Church of Christ with Minister Tony Brown and Minister Calvin Barber officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Hoard Hunkapiller, whom he married on April 14, 1951; two sons, Terry Hoyt Hunkapiller and Jimmy Dale Hunkapiller (Tammy), all of Marietta; two sisters, Charlene Houston of New Albany and Anita Davis (Jack) of Canton; a granddaughter, Myra Dawn Moore (T.J.) of Booneville; and a great-grandson, Trevin Hall Moore.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Fannie Hunkapiller; four brothers, Edward, Willie, Paul and Hubert Hunkapiller; and seven sisters, Annis Sanderson, Tootsie Estes, Lorraine Burns, Ruth Casey, Nellie Rummage, Reba Hunkapiller and Helen Hunkapiller.
Pallbearers are T.J. Moore, Greg Keenum, Ralph Williams, Lloyd Williams, Hayden Farquhar and Johnny Glenn.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time today at the church.

Gertrude Hobson
PHILADELPHIA – Gertrude Harrell Hobson, 93, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Narareth Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. She was formerly of Houlka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Deborah Young
NETTLETON – Deborah Young, 53, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. 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. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Randall Credille
GOLDEN – Charles Randall Credille, 49, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his residence.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Russell Tubb Jr.
BECKER – Russell J. Tubb Jr., 78, died on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his home. Born July 6, 1934, in Monroe County, he was a son of the late Russell Jeptha Tubb Sr. and Grace Hill Tubb. A graduate of Becker High School, he also received his associate’s degree from Itawamba Junior College. He married Jean Stanford in 1956. A man of deep faith, he was a member of Gregory Chapel Baptist Church. Being a family man, he cherished the time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. He farmed, worked for Amory Garment Co. and then retired from Kerr McGee after 32 years in 1995. After his retirement, he worked for Amory Produce Market. He enjoyed watching westerns.
A celebration of life service will be 1 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Arlis Lee and Bro. Justin Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife 56 years, Jean Stanford Tubb of Becker; one daughter, Teresa Johnson (Jimmy) of Becker; one son, Cliff Tubb (Lisa) of Becker; four sisters, Helen Sims (L.C.) of Becker, Patsy Jenkins (Fred) of Houston, Texas, Nancy Mody of Florida and Bobby Stegall of Amory; one brother, Jerry Tubb of Amory; six grandchildren, Luke Tubb (Rhonda), Lori Sloan, Amanda Jones (Brian), Alex Tubb, Lindsey Johnson and Russ Johnson; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Paige and Harley Tubb, Silas and Shae Sloan, and Ramsey Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Warren Tubb; a daughter, Amanda Dawn Tubb; and a brother, Pete Tubb.
Pallbearers will be Brad Stanford, Bobby Cantrell, Jimmy Brown, Danny Stanford, Dennis Pickle and Larry Seales. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Luke and Alex Tubb and Russ Johnson.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Friends, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Susie Smith
SENATOBIA – Susie Clarkson Smith, 104, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Private cremation burial services will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Senatobia Convalescent Center, 402 Getwell Drive, Senatobia, MS 38668.
Toni Henthorn
LITTLETON, Colo. – Toni Jill Bertolet Henthorn, 50, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, as the result of an accident in the Rocky Mountain State Park. She was born on Jan. 10, 1962, to Bob and Yvonne Bertolet in Jackson. She was a faithful Christian, loving wife and mother, thoughtful daughter and sister, and a skilled physician. She married Harold Henthorn on Sept. 30, 2000. She graduated from Trinity High School in 1980 with honors and magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi Medical School in 1988. She has worked for Associates in Eyecare in Denver as a surgical and cosmetic ophthalmologist. She was awarded a place in America’s Top Ophthalmologists by Consumer Research Council in 2006. She attended and taught Sunday school at Cherry Hills Community Church. She was an accomplished pianist and had a beautiful voice, singing in several church choirs. She shared her faith in Christ through her insightful contributions to GotQuestions.org on a regular basis. She also enjoyed golfing, snowshoeing and hiking.
She is survived by her husband, Harold, and daughter, Haley, of Littleton, Colo.; parents, Bob and Yvonne Bertolet of Ridgeland; and two brothers, Barry (Paula) of Tupelo and Todd (Rhonda) Bertolet of Ridgeland.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Horan and McConaty Funeral Service of Centennial, Colo., is in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service will be held Oct. 19 at First Baptist Church in Jackson.
Online condolences may be left at www.HoranCares.com.
James Moore
CORINTH – James Roy Moore died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Visitation will be on from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday.

Barney Kamerzink
RED BANKS – Barney Franklin Kamerzink, 67, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Byhalia Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Phyllis Mooney
BOONEVILLE – Phyllis Ann Mooney, 55, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Hamilton, Ala.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Blackland Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dee Mayes
LANSING, Mich. – Doyle Lee “Dee” Mayes, 65, formerly of Oxford, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.