Rebecca Roberts, 81 years old, while surrounded by the warm love of her family passed quietly onto her next life with God on Monday September 23, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.
Even though she had a full, long life it just did not seem long enough to her loved ones around her. Even up to her final days here on earth she lived a happy and busy life. Spending the majority of her time doing what she loved; taking care of her great grand babies, reading several books per week, working in the garden, going shopping, enjoying a good fry and coke, and continuing to bond and grow close to her family.
She had been a religious, kind, and giving person throughout her life. She would never even hesitate to give a person her last dollar. She, like many, had many trials and life lessons she had learned in her life, and come toward the end of her life you could see they were lessons well learned through her genuine kindness. She had stated many times that when God was ready to take her she would be ready to take his hand and follow.
We thank God for not allowing her to suffer by letting her continue to live the life she enjoyed up until a few days before her passing. Though we still miss her everyday very dearly.
Rebecca was born May 18, 1932, in Dorsey, Mississippi to William Alvin and Annie Verona McCarty. She was the ninth of twelve children. Her siblings that have already preceded her in death are Eva Blanton, Eron Brown, Velra (Sammie) Hankins, Elton McCarty, Otha McCarty, Pauline Cauthern, Imogene Berlason, Jo Kenneth Mccarty and Kay Frances Roberts. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Cline Roberts as well as her beloved son, Jerry Beasley.
Rebecca is survived by her daughter, Cathy Hatfield and son-in- law, Malcolm Hatfield. As well as her grandchildren, Curtis Hatfield, Sara Hatfield, Maxwell Yankson, Jerry Jr. Beasley, and Jeremy Hatfield. She was also lucky enough to enjoy her great grandchildren, Leila Yankson, Noah Yankson, Shelby Beasley, Hannah Hatfield, Jordan Hatfield, and Hayden Hatfield as well as her sweet, loving sisters Annie Ruth Kitchen and Wyvee Mcdonald.
The visitation will be held at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home, 535 W. Jefferson St. Tupelo, Mississippi, 38804, on Monday October 7, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., and then services will follow at 1:00 p.m. The burial will follow services and will be at Keys Cemetery in Fulton.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Irma Marie Edge, 86, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Tishomingo Manor Nusing Facility in Iuka after an extended illness. She was a retired factory employee and waitress. She loved life and people. She had many friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Andy Skelton officating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters; one niece, Helen (Susie) Davis of Booneville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Hurst; father, William Davis; stepfather, Tom Hurst; three sisters; one brother; one daughter; and one grandchild.
Family will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations toward funeral expense.
Richard Gaines Stegall
FULTON – Richard Gaines Stegall, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Meadows. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
BELMONT – Howard Johnson died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth.
Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. today, Oct. 7, at Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
FULTON – James “Mutt” Kent, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
BLUE SPRINGS – Doreen Guinn, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
ABERDEEN – Henry Carothers, 70, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home.
Willa Faye Pearson
GOLDEN – Willa Faye Pearson, 79, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Clay County Medical Center in West Point. She was born in Itawamba.
SMITHVILLE – Autumn Jade Morris, 10, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
PONTOTOC – Patsy Poteet, 49, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.County on May 18, 1934, to Willie and Pearlie Hamm, and she was a homemaker.
Services will be 11 a.m. today, Oct. 7, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Ray Burks and Bro. Jack Maroon officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Pearson of Saltillo and Terrell Pearson (Jeanece) of Golden; three sisters, Mildred Petty, Birdie Kent (Herman) and Christine Hamm, all of Golden; one brother, Tillman Hamm (Wanda) of Red Bay; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Price Pearson; an infant daughter, Amy Alisha Pearson; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Floyd Paden, James Arnold Marbutt, Johnny Burns, Roger Kennedy, Murray Morrow and Howard Morrow.
Honorary pallbearer will be Truman Peden.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Debra Young, 59, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Booneville.
RED BAY – Thomas Morgan died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.