Obituaries October 4, 2013

Maxine Robinson

TUPELO – Mrs. Maxine Lillian Shepherd Robinson, 88, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at North MS Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born March 12, 1925, in Monroe, Arkansas to David Roscoe Shepherd and Minnie Fisher Shepherd. She married her late husband, Richard Allen Robinson Dec. 28, 1949, and they shared forty-four years of happiness together before his death Sept. 17, 1993. They moved to the Tupelo area in 1951 where she was a homemaker, a master golfer and gardener. She was a charter member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where she was a faithful church worker, a food pantry volunteer, A Shepherd and active in Meals on Wheels. After her husband’s death, she started a scholarship fund–the Richard Allen Robinson Scholarship for Education.” A P.E.O. member, she was longtime active in the Tupelo Garden Club. Maxine was a great conversationalist, a friend to many, a devoted Mother and grandmother and always dressed to the 9’s with her favorite color pink.

A celebration of Maxine’s life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2013, at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Rick Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Visitation will be today from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to service time at the church.

Survivors include her son, Blake Robinson (Susan) of Austin, Texas; daughter, Camille Gaines (Larry) of Austin, Texas; brother, Jimmie Shepherd of Monks Corner, S.C.; sister, Thelma Poeschel of Midwest City, Okla.; four grandsons, Brendan Blake Robinson, Lawrence Pendleton Gaines, Cameron Richard Robinson Gaines, and Hunter Wayne Hargraves.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and eight siblings.

She has left behind many beloved nieces, nephews and close friends.

Pallbearers will be Jim Epps, Mark Monts, Tom Barnett, John Harris, Bobby Gaines, and Duncan Clark.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church designated to the Richard Allen Robinson Education Scholarship Fund, 1400 Clayton Ave., Tupelo, MS. 38804.

Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Eileen Hill Dorroh

TUPELO – Eileen Hill Dorroh, 83, went peacefully to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at her home in Tupelo. Eileen was born June 27, 1930, to Leonard and Lorine Hill in Itawamba County. She was a 1948 graduate of Tupelo High School. She married Neal Dorroh on March 26, 1949, and they had celebrated their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary this year. In 1961, Neal and Eileen moved to Florence, Alabama and they joined the First Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher until they returned to Tupelo in 1991. She was a current member of First Baptist Church, Tupelo where she continued to serve the Lord as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Eileen was very patriotic and had a deep appreciation of our veterans. She was a member of the Mary Stuart Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Eastern Star for over sixty years.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 4, 2013, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating and special music by Randy Wood. A graveside will follow at Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of sixty-four years, Neal Dorroh; her children, Joy Dorroh Hubbard (Dennis) of Tupelo and Neal Dorroh, Jr. (Jennifer) of Copperas Cove, Texas; her grandchildren, Abigail Hubbard Stowell (Michael) of Florence, Mississippi, Meaghan and Ryan Dorroh of Copperas Cove, Texas; her great-grandson, Max Stowell; her brother, Maurice Hill (Mary) of Tupelo; her sisters, Joyce Young of Tuscumbia, Alabama and Kitty Brewer of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Lorine Hill; her sisters, Louise Hill and Carolyn Frazier; her brother, Frank Hill.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Joe Sheperd

McCONDY – Joe Lee Sheperd, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1938, to Joe Rone and Tildie Shepherd. He attended Houston schools. He as a member of Pleasant Plain, where he served as an usher, a choir member and a trustee of the Deacon board.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Plain. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mimzell Oror Shepherd of McCondy; a daughter, Shirley Judd of West Point; sons, Joe Lee Sheperd Jr., Larry Shepherd and Tony Shepherd, all of McCondy; sister Tollie B. (Quedeluis) Conway of Houston; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. and the wake will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Angie Shelton

OLIVE BRANCH – Mary Angie Adams Shelton, 59, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Baptist East Hospital, Memphis.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E. E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Ruby Cunningham

PRAIRIE – Ruby Lois Cunningham, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at the Care Center of Aberdeen.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Baptist Grove M.B. Church in Prairie. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

An online register book can be accessed at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Lee

AMORY – Jerry Lamar Lee, 83, formally of Carrollton, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Amory. He was born March 1, 1930, to Walter and Maggie Simmons Lee. He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Old Union Church of Christ.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Zion’s Rest Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three nieces, Jan (David) Homer of Saltillo, Faye (Harold) McDonald of Carrollton and Ann Kelly of Itta Bena; five nephews, Richard (Brenda) Whitfield of Winona, Kenny (Cheryl) Whitfield of Okolona, Cecil Lee of Gore Springs, Larry Lee of Grenada and J.W. Lee of Choctaw County; and one sister-in-law, Marie Whitfield Kendall of Carrollton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Louise Brown Lee in 2011; his parents; and one brother, Elmer Lee.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Rev. James Bell

PITTSBORO – Rev. James Earl Bell, 52, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Jackson Chapel M.B. Church, where he served as an associate minister, bible class teacher, youth department director, praise and worship leader and a keyboard and bass guitar player. He was employed at Pontotoc Electric for the past 33 years. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife and children and fishing.

Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Jackson Chapel M.B. Church. Burial will be in Bruce Community Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Janice D. Bell; two sons, Mario Thompson of Bruce and Christopher Bell of Pittsboro; one daughter, Bethany Banks of Broadview, Ill.; his father, Revertis (Shirley) Bell of Bruce; one brother, Tommy Bell of Bruce; and seven sisters, Virgie Madkins and Jeanette Bobo, both of Bruce, Willie Hosch of Tupelo, Ruby Tolson of St. Louis, Mo., Pearlie Joseph of Davenport, Iowa, Charlotte Franklin of Hampton, Va., and Gwendolyn Johnson of Olive Branch.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

An online register book can be accessed at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com

Sue Gunter

TUPELO – Mattie “Sue” Gunter, 85, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was born in Decaturville, Tenn. on July 28, 1928, to Albert and Gertie Broadway. She was a member of First Baptist Church and dearly loved her church family. In her earlier years, she worked as an elevator operator for the Sterick Building, one of the tallest buildings in Memphis until 1957. She fondly said while working there she had as many ups as she did downs. In her later years, she worked as a caregiver, a position that gave her as much comfort as it did to the patients. She enjoyed the time spent and the friendships from the Saltillo Senior Center.

A celebration of her life will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Chad Grayson officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Flat Cemetery in Cedar Grove, Tenn.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Bryan (James) of Ripley, Nancy Hodgin of Humboldt, Tenn. and Manessa Chamberlain of Crystal Lake, Ill.; four grandchildren, Marvin Shults of Lexington, Tenn., Shelia Gregory of Southaven, and Nicole and Taylor Chamberlain of Crystal Lake, Ill.; one great-grandchild, Jessica Shults of Madison, Ala.; two great-great-grandchildren, Christopher and Natalie Fernandez; three sisters, Helen Clenney of Milan, Tenn., Dee Riley (Dewayne) of Grandbury, Texas and Bonnie Hammers (Jimmy) of Germantown, Tenn.; and one brother, Billy Broadway (Faye) of Cedar Grove, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ethridge Gunter; her parents; and six siblings.

Honorary pallbearers will be her Sunday school class from First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Corrie Evelyn Barnes

SHANNON – Corrie Evelyn Barnes, 63, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 9, 1949, to William Howard Young and Mary Francis Young in Egypt, Miss.

She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tupelo under the leadership of Pastor McKinney. Early in life she was a nurse assistant and she loved to care for her patients. She loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Dominion and Power Ministries in Tupelo with Pastor Cartesia D. Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Verona Cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Leslie E. Jackson of Shannon; two daughters, Sarah (Marvett) Terry and Corrie Hawkins, both of Shannon; one son, Darrell Robinson Barnes of Shannon; three sisters, Elaine Moore, Mary (Alvin) Harper and Gloria Young, all of St. Louis; one brother, William Melvin Young of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two God sisters, Yvonne (Thomas) Hooper and Della W. Hooper.

Visitation will be from 1 until 4 today, with family hour from 5 until 6 p.m.

Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Flora Loden

SHANNON – Flora H. “Love” Loden, 64, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice following an extended illness. As a lifelong resident of Shannon, she was born Feb. 25, 1949, to C. J. Hinton and Dorothy Grubbs Hinton. She worked many years in the restaurant business, including Shockley’s Pancake House. Her last job of 18 years was in Food Service with North Mississippi Medical Center. Flora enjoyed growing flowers, collecting antiques and writing in her personal books. She was a member of Doty Chapel Baptist Church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an angel on earth, is truly missed and will forever be loved by her family.

A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. today in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jack Ezell officiating, assisted by family members, T-Boy Grubbs and Jerry Grubbs. Private burial will follow in Doty Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today.

Survivors include her son, Ricky Loden (Jennifer) of Shannon; daughter, Cornelia Franklin of Shannon; two special uncles, Franz T. “T-Boy” Grubbs and Jerry Grubbs, both of Shannon; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, A.J. and Dorothy Grubbs Harper and C. J. Hinton; grandparents, Theron and Cornelia Grubbs and Clifford and Betty Hinton; her late husbands, Frank Tee Jr. and Tommy Loden; two great-grandsons, D. J. McAllister and Zackery Franklin; son-in-law, Donald Franklin; aunt and uncle, Mayo and Betty Grubbs; and aunts, Opal Grubbs and Debra Grubbs.

Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Kelvin Fields

SOUTHAVEN – Minister Kelvin “Bubba” Fields, 35, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born Aug., 19, 1978, in Clay County to Verlean Fields and William Standfield Jr. He accepted Christ at an early age at Union Baptist M.B. Church and was a faithful member until he went to college. He graduated from West Point High School, Northeast Community College and Delta State University. He was a dedicated member of Rejoice Fellowship in Olive Branch. He was called into the ministry in 2001.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Union Baptist M.B. Church in Prairie. Pastor Mike Wilson with the Rev. George Black will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two children, Kelany and Ivy Fields of Ripley; his mother Verlean Fields of Prairie and father William (Joyce) Standfield Jr.; three brothers, Bryant Fields of Prairie, William Standfield III of Houston, Malcolm Standfield of Jackson; four sisters, Aquanda (Kendrick) Cummings, of Smyrna, Ga., Stephanie Standfield of Coldwater, Brystal (Sharay) Ransome and Crystal Standfield both of Jackson; grandparents William (Mable) Standfield Sr. of Houston; and a host of other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his grandparents George and Virgie Lee Fields

Visitation will be 4 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Zach Metheny

FORT HOOD, Texas – Zachary “Zach” Metheny, 14, passed away, Oct. 1, 2013, at Carl R. Darnall Hospital in Ft. Hood, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Debbie Lewis

FULTON – Debbie Jackson Lewis, 53, died Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She enjoyed camping,fishing and taking care of her self. She truly enjoyed being with her family.

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Mike Dutton officating. Burial will be in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Tonya Lewis of Russelville, Ala.; four sons,

Monte Kelly (Liz) of Fulton, Michael Kelly (Megan) of Mooreville, Eric Kelly (Danette) of West Helena, Ark. and Brandon Gulledge (Courtney) of Marks; father, Jimmy Jackson (Shirley) of Middleton, Tenn.; one brother, Tommy Jackson of Searcy, Ark.; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Lewis; and her mother, Glenda Jackson

Visitation was from 10:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Max Brasher Sr.

BRUCE – Max Owen Brasher Sr., 85, died Oct. 3, 2013, at his residence. He retired as a foreman from Columbia Gulf Transmission after 35 yrs. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran who served as a Corporal–Company D Clerk. He graduated from Bruce High School and attended Holmes Jr. College. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he was a member of L.H. Johnson Sunday School Class. He was a lifetime member of Bruce V.F.W., an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to work in his garden. He was the head of his family, and he loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating and Bro. Bobby Long assisting. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Jerry Lee Logan Brasher of Bruce; two daughters, Peggy Jane Brasher Turner of Birmingham, Ala. and Joy Leanne Brasher of Bruce; one son, Max Owen “Mackie” Brasher Jr. (Deborah) of Bruce; two sisters, Jane Lambert of Coldwater and Kathryn Collins of Norco, Calif.; grandchildren John Owen Turner, Leah Brooke “Sam” Holmes, Max Owen “Mac” Brasher III., Emily Allyson (Jim) McGraw, Kelly Brooke (Jason) White, Robert Steven Hall, Owen Prestage Brasher and Seth Logan Brasher; and great-great-grandchildren, Jacey Elizabeth Logan Jenkins, Taylor Brooke White, Lillian Sheffield McGraw, Samuel Lucas Holmes, Preston Samuel White and Sawyer Brasher Holmes

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers are Max Owen “Mac” Brasher III., Owen Prestage Brasher, Seth Logan Brasher, Robert Steven Hall, Samuel Ray Holmes, James Robinson “Jim” McGraw, John Owen Turner and Jason Paul White.

Honorary pallbearers are Dean Box, Roy Box, Jello Chrestman, Columbia Gulf Employees and Retirees, Fred Hawkins, Michael Herrod, Travis Malone, Hank Ramage and Danny Turner.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 535, Bruce, MS 38915

Hazel Bolin

ABERDEEN – Hazel Pace Bolin, 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation in Columbus. She was born June 26, 1921, to William M. Pace and Adella Sanders Pace in Monroe County. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County where she was a graduate of Aberdeen High School and a member of Hamilton United Methodist Church. She was owner of Bolin Grocery in the Lackey Community for 20 years. She enjoyed her family and friends, and she liked to go on bus tours with friends and see much of the countryside. She played dominoes, cards, and enjoyed watching her favorite TV show, Wheel of Fortune. She also enjoyed dancing at the Amory Community Center.

Services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Dr. Roger McGrew officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Rackley Nolen and husband, Jimmie of Hamilton and Martha Donald and husband, Ted of Hamilton; one son, Edward James Bolin Jr. and wife, Carolyn of Arlington, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Tim Nolen, Toby Rackley, Jeannie Jernigan, Angela Blanton, Kacie Reeves, Stephanie Tedford and Michael Bolin; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward James Bolin; two brothers, Luther and Lawrence Pace; and two half-brothers and six half-sisters.

Pallbearers are Rubel West, Tommy Savage, David O’Mary, Jim Allen Malone, Wayne Malone and Mike Holloway.

Honorary pallbearers are E.J. Nolen, Dalen Rackley, Trellis S. Blanton, Johnathen Blanton, Ty Jernigan and Kayde Mitchell.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. :

Memorials may be made to Hamilton Methodist Church.

You can sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Eloise McFall

VARDAMAN – Eloise Orr McFall, 77, died Oct. 3, 2013, at home. She was born Oct. 26, 1935, in Calhoun County the daughter of J.C. Orr & Ollie Conner Orr.

She was a retired nurse aid for Calhoun Health Service Nursing Home and a member of Bentley Baptist Church.

Services will be noon Friday, Oct. 4, at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Jason Brock officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Calhoun City. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include daughter, Ronda (Randell) Sykes of Vardaman; son, Charles McFall of Calhoun City; three sisters, Opal Howell, Bonnie Doler, Ruth Hodges, all of Calhoun City; brother, Harvey Dan Orr of Bruce; two grandchildren, Alison Ivy and Patricia Eichelman; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh McFall; parents; and one brother, J.C. Orr.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Howell, Stanley Howell, Danny Orr, Donny Orr, Damon Doler and Wayne Doler.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until noon Friday at the funeral home.

Online Condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.