Obituaries October 27, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Dixie Anne Moore
VARDAMAN – Dixie Anne Moore, infant, was born and died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Loyd Cemetery in Vardaman with Bro. Jeff Harmon officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Thomas Randal Moore and Brandy Christina Bauer Moore of Vardaman; her grandparents, Troy (Pam) Moore of Pittsboro and Carlton (Judy) Collins of Bruce; her great-grandmother, Margie Crocker of Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by a grandfather, William Bauer.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Bertha Mosley
PHEBA – Bertha Mae Mosley, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Johnson Creek M.B. Church at Pheba. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ruth Segerstrom
HOLLY SPRINGS – Ruth Segerstrom, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at Holly Springs.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Ledbetter
BRUCE – Dorothy Ledbetter, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born Dec. 19, 1932, in Calhoun County. She was a graduate of Bruce High School, a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was a retired former employee of Big Yank Garment Co. and a clerk at Stubbs Department Store.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church at Bruce. The Rev. James West will officiate and the Rev. Tracy Griffin will assist. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Mac Ledbetter of Bruce, whom she married Feb. 5, 1955; two daughters, Patty Ledbetter of Bruce and Frieda Woodcock (Bill) of Long Beach; two sons, Phillip Ledbetter (Sherry) of Bruce and Scott Ledbetter (Susan) of Bruce; one brother, Frank Cowsert of Bruce; five grandchildren, Justin Ledbetter, Lakyn Ledbetter, Amelia Woodcock, Austin Ledbetter and Rebecka Ledbetter; and one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Ledbetter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Cowsert and Maudie Hardin Cowsert, and two brothers, James Cowsert and Carroll Dean Cowsert.
Pallbearers will be Joe Cowsert, Michael Cowsert, James Flippo, Gary Ledbetter, Tim Logan and Allen Turman
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Ralph Kennedy
MEMPHIS – Ralph Waldo Kennedy, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Hill East Funeral Home in Memphis. Burial will follow.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Regina Brown; his son, Gary Dean Kennedy; a brother, Donald Kennedy; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Earlene Newell Kennedy; a sister, Doris Hurley; and a brother, Thomas Kennedy.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Terry Hughes
HOUSTON, Texas – Terry Fitzgerald Hughes, 47, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Houston, Texas. He was formerly of Byhalia.
Services will be at noon Friday at St. Matthews M.B. Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Friday.

Roland Hoover
GARDENDALE, Ala. – Roland “Tuck” Hoover, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He was formerly of Tishomingo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sunrise Memory Gardens in Pinson, Ala. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Harry Patterson
BRANDON – Harry James Patterson, 68, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011,at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was born Jan. 7, 1943. He was a graduate of Eason High School and Jackson State University. He was a retired band director and a Methodist.
Services will be at noon Saturday at City Road CME Church with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Patterson; his children, Felix Patterson and Devago Patterson; four brothers, Joseph Patterson, Danny (Marilyn) Patterson, Jerone (Joyce) Patterson and Durward Patterson; three sisters, Patricia (Donald) Lawhorn, Ramona (William) Spann and Laverne Copeland; his mother-in-law, Nettie Kennedy; his in-laws, Arthur (Terry) Kennedy and Iris (Hardy) Smothers; and a grandchild, Kayla Patterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Patterson; a brother, Clayton Patterson; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Copeland and Prince Kennedy.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Friday.

Rev. Sylvester Oliver Sr.
DECATUR, Ill. – The Rev. Sylvester W. Oliver Sr., 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at his home in Decatur, Ill. He was formerly of Holly Springs.
Services were Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Memphis. Burial was in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs was in charge of the arrangements.

Mamie Gamble
MEMPHIS – Mamie Slaughter Barnes Gamble, 96, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Quince Nursing and Rehab Center in Memphis.
Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Pinson Family Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Friday.

Leon Elliott
NEW ALBANY – Leon Elliott, 48, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1963, in Benton County to Martha McNeil Elliott and the late Lonnie Elliott.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United House of Prayer with Bishop Henry Finley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Arleatha High Elliott of New Albany; his mother, Martha Morgan of New Albany; three brothers, Johnny Lee (Sue’nee) Hardin of Ashland, Milton (Annie) Hardin and Travis (Mattie) Hardin, both of Myrtle; stepchildren, Mary Aretha (Calvin) Gillard and Levi Quinton (Ro’Pageous) Shaw of Guntown, Lee Brandon (Angie) Shaw and John Joshua (Teresa) Shaw, both of New Albany; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fletcher Clark
CORINTH – Fletcher Lee Clark, 89, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at noon Friday at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Lois Clingan
IUKA – Lois Cagle Clingan, 95, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at her home.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Old Union Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Peggy Budlowe
MEMPHIS – Peggy O’Neil Patrick Budlowe, 87, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. She was born in 1924 in Booneville to Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Patrick of Corinth. She graduated from Corinth High School, attended Blue Mountain College and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. degree in chemistry. She joined the U.S. Navy Waves in 1944 and trained in blind rehabilitation. While in the Navy she met and married her former husband, Dr. David Budlowe. She was stationed at Millington, Tenn., Bethesda, Md., and Bronx, N.Y. She was honorably discharged in 1946 as a pharmacist’s mate 2nd class. After her military service, she continued her education and became a registered medical technologist. In 1949 she started postgraduate work at Northwestern University in Philadelphia, Pa. During this time she worked at the Norton Memorial Hospital in Louisville, Ky., and Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
In 1952 Mrs. Budlowe returned to Booneville. She was a stay-at-home mother to her two daughters until returning to college in 1983 to pursue a master’s degree in mathematics. She attended Northeast Mississippi Community college in Booneville, where she worked as a math tutor in the math lab while attending graduate classes at the University of Mississippi. After many years of jogging as a hobby, she entered the Tupelo Gum Tree 10K Run at the age of 63 and won her age group that year and the following two years. In 1992 after surviving breast cancer, she retired from NEMCC. She moved to Memphis in 2002 and spent her retirement years between the homes of her two daughters.
Survivors include her daughters, Becky Ham of Memphis and Narda Kraft of Knoxville; a son-in-law, Robert Ham of Memphis; two grandsons, Stephen and Patrick Kraft of Northern Virginia; her sister, Ann Patrick Lambright of West, Texas; her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Bernard S. Patrick of Jackson; 13 nieces and nephews.
In keeping with her family tradition of the study of medicine, Mrs. Budlowe donated her body to the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. No service was held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., or the PIney Woods School in Piney Woods, Miss.

Randolph Mullikin            
RIPLEY – Spurgeon Randolph Mullikin, 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born March 28, 1937, to Spurgeon Mullikin and Katie Smith Mullikin. He was a Sunday School superintendent and a deacon at Turners Chapel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Turners Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Howard Goolsby officiating. Burial will be in Criswell Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Imogene Talley Mullikin of Ripley; three daughters, Sharon Stites (Scotty) of Ripley, Traci Hutcheson (Jason) of Ripley and Crystal Sanders of Culleoka, Tenn.; one son, James Mullikin (Shelia) of Dumas; six grandchildren, Ashley Smith (Johnny) of Blue Mountain, Abbey and Andy Mullikin of Ripley, and Julie, Jacob and John Sanders, all of Culleoka; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Mullikin, and his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Turners Chapel Baptist Church.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Norma Harrod
HOLLY SPRINGS – Norma Louise Harrod, 96, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Slayden Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carole Camp
SALTILLO – Carole Dean Honea “Nanna” Camp, 64, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at her residence in Saltillo. She was born Feb. 10, 1947, in Birmingham to Fred B. Honea and the late Dean Rye Honea. She was a graduate of Ensley High School in Birmingham. Being artistic, she worked as a decorator and also worked at Kroger prior to her retirement. She married Frank Camp on Sept. 16, 1966. Family oriented, she loved her daughter and her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She was a member of Priceville Baptist Church in Lee County. She enjoyed cooking, crosstitching, crocheting, knitting and crafts.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Camp of Saltillo; her daughter, Jodie Cleveland (Dallas) of Blue Springs; her father, Fred B. Honea of Birmingham; her sister, Brenda Moore (Bob) of Birmingham; her grandchildren, Bryant, Chase, Zeke and Landon Camp, and Kendall and Nick Isbell.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her son, Frank F. Camp.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Pilcher officiating. Burial will follow in Boggan Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Terry Cleveland, Williams Gwin, Jerry Camp, Ed Hunter, Michael Moore and Bob Moore.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and will continue Friday until time for the service to begin.
Memorial donations may be made to Neely Baptist Church, P.O. Box 177, New Albany MS 38652.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Camp family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

James Lovall
RED BAY, Ala. – James Duane Lovall, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born July 4, 1946, in Gary, Ill. He resided in Illinois from 1965 to 2011. He worked at Danville Metal Stamping for 25 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. David Kelley and Bro. Jim Lumpkin officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery at Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Patricia Dianne Lovall; brothers, Lee Lovall (Deb), Ron Lovall (Cindy) and Dave Lovall; sisters, Norma Longmore and Carolyn Martakis; his children, Jamie Simpson (Steve), Amanda Cole (Creighton), Lisa Tepper and Amanda Brazil (Brandon); his grandchildren, Josh Davis, John Davis, Justin Davis, Grace Davis, Scott Simpson, Abigail Simpson, Kyle Simpson, Emily Cole, Drew Harrison, Laken Tepper, Chyenne Ashley and Mason Brazil; one great-grandchild, Baby Drake Harrison; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Dale Lovall; his mother, Emma Amanda Tingley Lovall McDowell; a special stepfather, James McDowell; and brother, Mike Lovall.
Pallbearers will be Drew Harrison, Josh Davis, Tyler Duncan, Rodney Strickland, James Evetts and Dexter Evetts. Honorary pallbearers will be John Davis, Justin Davis, Nick Martakis and Kevin Lovall.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay and until service time on Saturday.
  
Jean B. Taylor
RIPLEY – Jean B. Taylor, 70, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at her home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Archie McGee
PONTOTOC – Archie McGee, 66, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Linda Sproles
BYHALIA – Funeral arrangements for Linda Sproles are incomplete and will be announced later by Holly Springs Funeral Home.
Ken McAlpin
WALNUT – Kenneth Ray “Ken” McAlpin, 57, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born July 27, 1954, to Brodie and Mae Osborn McAlpin. He was an account at Magnolia Regional Health Center and deputy clerk for Travis Childers. He was a member of Foote Street Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Ministers Charles Curtis and Blake Nicholas officiating. Burial will follow in the Forrest Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki McAlpin of Walnut; his daughter, Brandy (Rodney) Killman of Springfield, Mo.; a brother, Wayne (Faye) McAlpin of Corinth; a sister, Sandra McAlpin of Corinth; grandchildren, Micaela and Kaleb Pardue, and Blaine and Cameron Killman; a nephew, Dr. B. Wayne McAlpin; a niece, Page (Rob) Brown and their son, Tucker; and his father-in-law, Leroy Spencer of Walnut.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law, Estelle Spencer.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Friday.
Condolences may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.

Betty McClellan
MICHIGAN CITY – Betty L. McClellan, 69, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Jack Matthews
PONTOTOC – Donald Jack Matthews, 59, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

James Vasser
ABERDEEN – James B. Vasser, 61, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Brian Beckner
WEST POINT – Brian Keith Beckner died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home of West Point.

Q.T. Voyles
BALDWYN – Q.T. Voyles, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.