By NEMS Daily Journal
EUPORA – Earlie E. Dean, 92, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at his residence in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Wood Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
LACKEY – Hazel Coleman West, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was born May 18, 1920, to Linnie Coleman and Edna Maples Coleman in Vernon, Ala. She lived most of her life in Monroe County. She worked at Burris Manufacturing and Conoco Chemicals, and she was the district director for Avon. She was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hamilton Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Moore and Dr. Dwight McComb Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the services.
Survivors include six daughters, Sylvia W. Love and husband, Raymond, of Starkville, Sarah W. Bryan and husband, Butch, of Hamilton, Lynda W. Mize and husband, Jerry, of West Point, Susan W. Honeycutt and husband, Dean, of Hamilton, Julia W. Sullivan and husband, Lesley, of Aberdeen, and Cynthia W. Simpson of Dallas, Texas; three sons, Wade West of Hamilton, Wayne West of Aberdeen and Rubel West and wife, Tanya, of Aberdeen; one sister, Olga Coleman Walters of Greenwood Springs; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnnie R. West; three daughters, Peggy, Nancy and Marilyn; one grandchild, Alicia Gill; and two brothers and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Bryan, Jason Sullivan, Josh West, Jonathan Honeycutt, Jeremy Honeycutt, Owen Mize and Will Mize.
Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time today at Hamilton Baptist Church.
Sign the register and leave condolences on line at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
AMORY – Adam Lee Dunlap, 46, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Aurora Australis Lodge in Columbus. He was born May 5, 1964, to Martha Raye and Coley B. Dunlap. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Amory. He was a graduate of Smithville High School. He enjoyed drawing and fishing, especially for catfish. He only worked for a short period of time before he became ill.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Amory with Bro. David Jackson, officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope No. 2 Cemetery of Smithville. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Coley and Martha Dunlap of Amory; three brothers, Alvin Dunlap of Tupelo, Willie Dunlap (Patricia) of Athens and William Dunlap of Tupelo; five sisters, Dora Headen (Tim) of Tallassee, Ala., Nora Sudduth (David) of Winfield, Ala., Tammy Hampton (Derrick) of Aberdeen, Felicia Dunlap of Broken Arrow, Okla., Melissa Dunlap of Montgomery, Ala.; his grandmother, Eldora Enis of Winfield, Ala.; nine aunts, Lucy Davis of Smithville, Lucy Pruitt of Amory, Elnora Enis and Daisy Bryant, both of Winfield, Ala., Lavertal (Mint) Dunlap of Aberdeen, Alice Enis, Joyce Enis and Shelia Enis, all of Milwaukee, Wis., Doris Jean Spencer (Willie Frank) of Gary, Ind.; four uncles, Nathaniel Enis (Ann) of Milwaukee, Wis., Robert Enis of Syracuse, N.Y., David Enis of Milwaukee, Wis., and James Swangican of Ohio, a host of nieces, nephews, two great-nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lee Dunlap.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service on Sunday.
CORINTH – Thomas J. “Tommy” Brewer, 54, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
AMORY – Marvin Basham, 83, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at his home. 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 www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – James Franklin “Frank” O’Callaghan, 68, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at his home in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
RED BAY, Ala. – Albert Thomas Grimes, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at his residence. He was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Lee County. He was a truck driver for 30 years and a member of the Church of God for 60 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Billy Allen, Bro. Tim Winters and Bro. Billy West officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Church of God Cemetery at Eggville. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are four children, Lynette Norris (Chester) of Fulton, Janice Johnson (Hal) of Smithville, and David Grimes and Donald Grimes (Becky), all of Red Bay; eight grandchildren, Sheila Cruse of Tupelo, Brad Norris of Fulton, Brent Norris of Louisiana, Pam Stegall of Mooreville, David Grimes Jr. of Lebanon, Tenn., Dana Nichols of Vina, Ala., Stephanie Booth of Alexander City, Ala., and Christopher Grimes of Red Bay, Ala.; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Nora Grimes; six brothers and one sister; two wives, June Grimes and Gladys West Grimes; and a son, Thomas Lavon Grimes.
Pallbearers will be Chester Norris, Hal Johnson, Brad Norris, Brent Norris, David Grimes Jr., Christopher Grimes, Butch Booth, Perry Stegall and Michael Paul Nichols.
Visitation will be from 6 of 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay and until service time on Sunday.
Jo Ruth Lawhon
TUPELO – Jo Ruth Lawhon, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. She was born Aug. 9, 1920, to the Rev. L.C. and Sallye Lura Whiteside Lawhon. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Itawamba Memorial Garden. Bro. Glyn Wiygul will officiate. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Jan Lawhon of Wiggins and Dot Lawhon of Tupelo; two nieces, Sallye Wallace of Tupelo and Emma Lawhon of Wiggins; two nephews, Loy Lawhon Jr. (Diana) of Maine and Pat Lawhon (Sabrina) of McHenry; one great-niece, Katie Pipkin (Sydney); one great-great-nephew, Braden Sheffield; one great-great-niece, Isabella Pipkin, all of Pensacola, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James Lawhon and Loy Lawhon Sr.; and one nephew, Jon Lawhon.
There will be no visitation.
PONTOTOC – Graham Roger Russell, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Pontotoc County to Elwood Russell and Ida Graham Russell. He was a retired highway patrolman. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a Shriner and a member of the Apostolic Church in Pontotoc. He was married to Ruth Allred Russell for 60 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Glenfield Funeral Home with Bro. Rank Boyte and Bro. Dale Whitlock officiating. Burial will be in Sand Springs Cemetery. Glenfield Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Kay McDonald (Gary) of Pontotoc; three sons, Jackie Russell (Cathy) and Graham “Butch” Russell Jr., all of Pontotoc, and Terry Russell (Nancy) of Columbus; three sisters, Ruby Goggins of Pontotoc, Peggy Hale of Olive Branch and Jane Estaojny of Biloxi; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Judy Carol Russell.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Trent Russell, Russell McDonald, Andrew McDonald, John Tyler Russell and Jeremy West, and a nephew, Robbie Goggins.
TREMONT – Velma Cora Brewer Webb, 94, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the Trinity Mission Health & Rehabilitation in Clinton. She was born April 8, 1916, to William Cody Brewer and Mittie Pierce Brewer. She lived in Tremont until 1976, when she and her husband moved to Guin, Ala. She was a member of the Lone Star Freewill Baptist Church near Tremont and a homemaker. She was accomplished at crocheting, and had made several quilts, bedspreads and tablecloths for people.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Ray Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Jean Inman of Clinton; one grandson, Edward Shelnut of Edwards; one granddaughter, Tammy Inman McSparrin (Michael) of Clinton; three great-grandchildren, Margaret Ann Shelnut of Saskatoon, Canada, Kellis McSparrin of New York, N.Y., and Cody McSparrin of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Foster L. “F.L.” Webb, on Nov. 14, 1989; a son-in-law, Frank Inman, on Sept. 21, 2010; her parents; four brothers; and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Carolyn Adams Wildmon, 67, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at her home. She was born Feb. 18, 1943, in Covington, Tenn., to Wilbur and Eula Mauldin Adams. She was a retired seamstress and a Baptist. She enjoyed gardening and sewing.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Watkins officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheila (Jeffery) Williams of Iuka and LaDonna (Devaughn) Kelly of Jumpertown; one son, Benjamin (Erin) Wildmon of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Jo Ann Williams of Ruskin, Fla.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jean Odegaard; and one brother, Tommy Adams.
Pallbearers will be Jorden Williams, Adam Williams, Michael McCarthy, Scott Caldwell, Jeffrey Windham and Justin Godsey. Honorary pallbearer will be Shea Michael.
Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Thomas J. Conner
WEST POINT – Thomas J. “T.J.”Conner, 78, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at the Kosciusko Veterans Home in Kosciusko. He was born June 16, 1932, in Shuqualak to Jennie Mariah Rosser and Melvin J. Conner. He was a maintenance superintendent at Artex for 22 years and a Baptist. He was a veteran of U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean conflict. He was a lifelong member of Disabled American Veterans. He married Flois Pruitt Conner on Sept. 18, 1981, in Carrollton, Ala. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2008.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Conner of West Point and Mary Evelyn McClung of Ferriday, La.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Mae Wiliams of Guntown and Mable Wilson of Dekalb.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife; a son, Donald Conner, in 1975; and Teresa Bishop in 1997.
Pallbearers will be Laddie Huffman, Bobby Wilbourne, Basil Miller, Kim Thompson, Charles Anderson, Kenny Ingram, Jimmy Little, Gary Dedeaux, Sam Barclay and Mark Randle.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends and former co-workers at Artex.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
PONTOTOC – Inola Walker, 73, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in Tupelo. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Her greatest joy in life was caring for and enjoying her family. She was a lifelong New York Yankees fan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. David Hamilton officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Herron Walker; three daughters, Lorinda (Tommy) Steward and Shelda Waldo, both of Pontotoc, and Christi Walker of Tupelo; one son, Tony Walker of Folsom, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Davie Mae Russell of Oklahoma, Deanna Foster of Virginia, Dorothy Black and Jo Ann Dillon, both of California; one brother, Robert Bohanan of Florida; and a special friend, Helen Washington.
She was preceded in death by a son, Vincie Walker; her mother, Elsie Bohanan; her father, Dave Bohanan; and a sister, Helen McDaniel.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.
TUPELO – Lillie Mae Turner Johnson, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona.