Obituaries October 8, 2010

Mary McKinzie
COTTON PLANT – Mary “Mae Lee” McKinzie, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Catherine Stewart
HOLLY SPRINGS – Catherine Taylor Stewart, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum & 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 9 to 9:55 a.m.

Arthur Martin
RED BANKS – Arthur Lee Martin, 68, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Taska M.B. Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & 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 1 to 1:55 p.m. Saturday.

Coleman Bowen
MEMPHIS – Coleman Lee Bowen, 81, formerly of Holly Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Rising Star M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 2:30 to 3:25 p.m. Saturday.

Easter Ivory
MEMPHIS – Easter Jean Falkner Ivory, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chulahoma M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Saturday.

Oscar Nunnally
HOLLY SPRINGS – Oscar Lee Nunnally, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Velma Cox-Riddle
WEST POINT – Velma Lee Cox-Riddle, 62, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pisgah Waverly M.B. Church. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of visitation, a guestbook can be signed from noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Matthew Davis
BALDWYN – Matthew Gary Allan Davis, 5 months, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was born April 25, 2010.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Neal Davis and Bro. Derek Jones officiating. Burial will be in Campbelltown Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Kimmie McCoy and Ryan Davis of Baldwyn; his grandparents, Robert E. (Robin) McCoy Sr. of Ellistown and Jerry (Sandra) Davis of Saltillo; great-grandparents, Judy DeMaggio of Ellistown, Deloris Davis of Red Bay, Ala., Jimmy Campbell (Laura) of Ellistown and Nina (Robbie) Lavelle; godparents, Roper Head, Kimi and Bradley Thomas; aunts and uncles, Robert McCoy Jr., Jason Davis, Kayla McCoy, Jerrod (Melissa) Davis, Jeffrey H. Karr Jr., Heather and Robin Vanderkous, Craig Wilson, Jamie Roper, Eddie and Denise Ewell, and Jakie Thompson; great-aunts, Julie Raymond and Pam Hilde.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Gene and Mina McCoy; great-great-grandfather, John Mullen; great-uncles, Matthew Gary Marks and Joey Mullen.
His grandfathers will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Wesley Angle
VARDAMAN – Wesley Angle, 45, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 28, 1965, in Wichita, Kan. He was formerly employed as a meat cutter.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crossroads Cemetery in Calhoun City. Bro. Paul Morris will officiate. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Charlynn Van Nuys Angle of Vardaman, whom he married April 5, 1997; one daughter, Kayla Marie Angle of Vardaman; a brother, Tracy Angle of Pittsboro; a sister, Sara Cunningham of Mississippi; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Vernon Angle and Cornella Moore Angle, and a sister, Vada Brown.
Pallbearers will be Michael Whitten, Marvin Morris, Terry Griffin, Scott Morris, Danny Tutor, Darian Becker, David Earl Clements and Chris Hughes.
Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rose Marie Lambert
IUKA – Rose Marie Lambert, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Following cremation, a private service will be held at a later date. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Victor F. Putnam
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Victor F. Putnam, 79, formerly of Webster County, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in Montgomery, Ala.
Graveside services locally will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sarepta Cemetery in Montgomery County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Plaxico Sr.
ABERDEEN – James Runnell Plaxico Sr., 60, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 1, 1950, in Monroe County to James Henry Plaxico and Verdie Mae Noe Plaxico. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He was a self-employed plumber with Becker Plumbing and a Baptist.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Dempsey Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Hatley Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, James Runnell “Poncho” Plaxico Jr. and wife, Traci, of Aberdeen; one stepson, Eugene Morris of Caledonia; four stepdaughters, Crystal Cagle, Alex Cagle and Debra Cagle, all of Lackey, and Jennifer Thomas of Caledonia; one sister, Wanda Walters of Hamilton; two brothers, Jimmy Plaxico and Bobby Plaxico and wife, Kathy, of Lackey; three grandchildren, Lee Plaxico, Hayden Plaxico and Emma Barnes; and his fiancée, Ruth Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Robert Plaxico and Gary Plaxico.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Warren, Barry Strevel, Dennis Bramlet, Buddy Brewer, Ferrell Morris, Earl Sturdivant and Ron Reid. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Morris and Jimmy Morris.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Addie West
VARDAMAN – Addie B. West, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.

Ralph Swords
MEMPHIS – Ralph Clinton Swords, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the owner of a lawn care service in Memphis.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Rev. David Barnett and Rev. Tom Summerall officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Ecru is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Donna Choate (Devin Sauer) of Chicago; one son, Michael Swords (Charlotte) of Ecru; one sister, Louise Oaks of Southaven; two grandsons, Blake Swords of Bartlett, Tenn., and Clinton Harper of Memphis; one great-grandson, Clinton Reese Harper; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Betty Jenkins Swords; two sisters, Edna Henry and Doris Merritt; and five brothers, Mayes Swords, James Swords, William Swords, Cecil Swords and Billy Swords.
Pallbearers will be Terry Oaks, Ricky Gammell, Eddie Swords, Chris Johnston, Clinton Harper, Blake Swords, Don Bailey and Ray Bailey.
Visitation will continue from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningecru.com.

Jack Farris
TISHOMINGO – Jack Farris, 64, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Tie Sanders
IUKA – William “Tie” Sanders, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He retired from the Ford Motor Company after working 30 years as a painter. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Greg Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery.
Survivors include three nephews, Jimmy Carol LeFan of Cherokee, Ala., Ronald Sanders of Sage Lake, Mich., and Charles Sanders of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; two nieces, Barbara Moore and husband, Chris, of Iuka, and Tammy LeFan of Cherokee, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Arizona Sanders; two brothers, Robert Earl “Bob” Sanders and James E. “E.J.” Sanders; and one sister, Martha Lou LeFan.
Memorials may be made to Snowdown United Methodist Church.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

William McCarley
AMORY – William Earl McCarley, 49, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born May 5, 1961, in Henderson, Tenn. He attended school at Henderson, where he grew up. He enjoyed shooting pool with his friends, loved his family and grandchildren. He was a hard worker, providing for his family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Susie L. Darden Memorial Chapel at Darden and Sons Funeral Home in Amory. The Rev. Nathaniel Gathings will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Janie McCarley of Amory; one son, Timothy McCarley of Henderson, Tenn.; three daughters, Tiffany McCarley and Stephanie McCarley, both of Henderson, Tenn., and Jennifer McCarley of Amory; three brothers, Raymond Jr. McCarley and James McCarley, both of Memphis, and John McCarley of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Charlene Williams of Memphis, and Versey Cole and Helen Hill of Amory; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m.. The body will lie in state at the funeral home one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Bobby Payne
BLUE SPRINGS – Bobby J. “Dolly” Payne, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born March 6, 1932, in Lee County to Flynn Payne and Emma Langston Payne. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Blue Springs Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tony Morrow officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontotoc County. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by four sons, David Payne (Connie) of Corinth, Robert Payne (Donna) of Blue Springs, Henry Payne (Tmora) of Pontotoc and Andy Payne (Christy) of Blue Springs; a sister, Bonnie Smith (Jewell) of Saltillo; four brothers, Lawrence Payne (Francis) of Olive Branch, Johnny Payne (Sara) of Lake Cormorant, Ronald Payne (Brenda) of Saltillo and Tommy Payne of Red Bay, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, Brandon Payne, Derek Payne, Amber Payne, Gina Walker, Anna Payne, Glen Payne, Michelle Payne, Sylvia Payne, Morgan Payne, Spencer Payne and Drew Payne; six great-grandchildren, Madison Payne, Bronson Payne, Johannon Payne, Jase Payne, Gavin Payne and Brinlee Rickman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggie Jean Cannon Payne; and a sister, Annita Payne.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Payne, Derek Payne, Lane Bramlett, Spencer Payne, Jimmy Boyd, Glen Payne, Kevin Rackley, Randy Brown, Leland Terry, Allen Whitten and Drew Payne.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38803.
In honor of Mr. Payne, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the U.S. Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Roy Owen
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Roy Glen Owen died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home in Collierville, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.

Hazel Williams
NETTLETON – Hazel Gray Williams, 74, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at her home after a long illness. She was born May 24, 1936, in Lee County to Carl and Audrey Johnson Gray. She was a lifelong resident of Nettleton and a member of the Nettleton First Baptist Church. She was a retired factory worker for Glenn Manufacturing in Amory, where she worked from 1959 to 1964.
She loved her family and liked to travel. She traveled to 47 states of the U.S., plus Israel, Egypt, the Bahamas and Mexico. She enjoyed fishing, sewing, working in her yard and garden, and reading. She read the Bible through seven times.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nettleton First Baptist Church with Bro. Tommy Whaley, Bro. Mike Brazeal and Bro. Donald Pounders officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Morris Harland Williams, whom she married July 1, 1961; one son, Tim Williams (Wanda) of Mooreville; one brother, Lenford “Street” Gray of Nettleton; three grandchildren, Candace Herring (Jon), Brandon Williams and Mary Lea Williams; one great-grandson, Ethan Herring.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Marcus Williams; and one brother, Herman “Bill” Gray.
Pallbearers will be Joe Hester, James Neal, Jimmy Young, Billy Young, Gary Flurry, Pee Wee Burt, Charles Morris and James Albert Worthey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Truman Presley, Eddie Hawkins, Bobby Smith, Quana Smith, Jo Nell Cox, Gee Coggin, Catherine Whitlock, Betty Worthey, Diane Hester, Mary Dale Rogers, and the Faith Food Pantry leaders and workers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Nettleton Faith Food Pantry, c/o Carolyn Holley, 1345 Maple Road, Nettleton, MS 38858.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Winfred Brown
RIDGELAND – Winfred Brown, 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Ridgeland Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Calhoun County. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He retired after 37 years as a calibration corrosion engineer for Mississippi Valley Gas. Known as “Mr. Fixit,” he was an ariation enthusiast and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a king man who took great pride in his family and was very generous to those around him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Ken Brown (Judy) of Rossville, Tenn.; two daughters, Kay Brown of Ridgeland and Judy Brown of Satellite Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho O. Brown and Mae Myrtle Murphree Brown; three sisters, Annie Ree Vance, Marene Vance and Blondie Brown; and one brother, Max Brown.
Pallbearers will be David Rose, Bryan Keller, Jim Young, Spencer Brown, Billy Lynn Brown and Ken Brown.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mildred Burnside
HICKORY FLAT – Mildred Jean Burnside died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at her home. The daughter of the late R.L. and Alice Mae Burnside, she was born Dec. 21, 1949, the oldest of 12 children, She gave her life to Christ at an early age, and she was a faithful member of Bethlehem Church of Potts Camp. She was married to Joe Eddie Johnson; they had six children.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Church in Potts Camp with the Rev. Jonathan Vazquez officiating. Burial will be in Free Spring Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Darrell Burnside of Rock Island, Ill., Kent Johnson (Kay) of Des Moines, Iowa, and Robert Johnson of Davenport, Iowa; three daughters, Charlotte (Arvin) Bassett and LaKeitha Johnson, both of Hickory Flat, and Felicia Johnson (Tyson) of Davenport, Iowa; nine brothers and four sisters; 14 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To access and sign the guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Henry Graham
NEW ALBANY – Henry Louis Graham, 87, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the Graceland Care Center in New Albany. A native of Union County, he was the son of Byrd and Cora Mae Knox Graham. He was a lifelong member of Union Prospect M.B. Church, and a tech manager for a trucking company. Also, he was a farmer. He was a very industrious man who believed in hard work and taking care of his family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Union Prospect M.B. Church in New Albany. The Rev. John Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Union Prospect Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Graham of New Albany; four daughters, Mary (Willie) Harris and Ann (J.W.) Rutherford, all of Blue Mountain, Vera (Terrance) Bibbs of Waynesboro, Pa., and Denise (Earnest) Peairs of Oxford; one son, Larry Payton of New Albany; four brothers, Milton (Synthia) Graham of Tracey, Calif., Melvin (Vickie) Graham of Cleveland, Ohio, Manning (Faye) Graham and Charlie (Joyce) Graham, all of Blue Mountain; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Charles Payton; one granddaughter, Lisa Payton; and two sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Union Prospect M.B. Church.
Condolences may be made at www.kennethirobersonfuneralhome.com.

Mary Thomas
TUPELO – Mary Thomas, 78, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Clyde Slay
BEACH PARK, Ill. – Clyde Slay, 84, formerly of Itawamba County, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Gilead Church of Christ in Golden.

Susie Strong
ABERDEEN – Susie Mae Strong, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Baptist M.B. Church in Aberdeen. Burial will be in the Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To access the registry, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Democratis Tsagarakis
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Democratis D. “Demo” Tsagarakis, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 5 2010. Passions included family, church, soccer, computers, ham radio and photography. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, followed by the makaria
He was survived by his wife of 22 years, Carol Tsagarakis; five children, Maria Perkins of Prattville, Ala., Jimmy Tsagarakis (Pat) of Myrtle, Teresa Farrow (Dennis) of Corinth, Michelle Fernandes (Selwyn) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Vasiliki Tsagarakis of the home; eight grandchildren and three great-grandsons; one brother, Tony Zagaris of Baltimore, Md.; and his sister, Elefteheria Christian of Gaithersburg, Md.
The family requests any memorials be sent to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

Curtis Cockrell
TUPELO – Curtis Boyd Cockrell, 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a two-year illness. He was born on Jan. 19, 1935, in Shaw to Curtis and Bonnie Mitchell Cockrell. He graduated from Eupora High School in 1954, where he was Mr. Eupora High. He married Gene Cooper Cockrell on July 24, 1954. Mr. Cockrell worked for Wonder Bread Co. for 12 years as manager. He began a 46-year career at Cockrell Banana Company in 1964 and was president and co-owner with his partner, Ricky Cockrell, at his death. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church for 49 years. He served as a deacon, a Gideon, a Sunday school teacher, a Grow team member and founder of the Wednesday Men’s Prayer Luncheon. He loved the Lord and any person he met. He was always willing to help his fellow man and was known far and wide as a very loving and giving person. He was a Mason and member of the Woodman of the World. He was an avid Mississippi State Universary fan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parkway Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Brazier officiating. A private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, and from 1p.m. to service time on Saturday at Parkway Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Gene “Cooper” Cockrell: his children, Butch Cockrell and wife, Tricia, Tim Cockrell and wife, Cheryl, Mitzi Cockrell Moore and husband, Jeff, and Lori Ann Cockrell, all of Tupelo; nine grandchildren, Curt Cockrell (Kristin), Corrie Cockrell, Emily Henson, Mary Henson, Bob Henson, Cooper Moore, Kristen Cockrell, E.C. Cockrell and Chance Underwood; two great-grandchildren, Curtis Cockrell IV and Sophie Cockrell; and a stepbrother, Wendell Mitchell (Pat).
Pallbearers will be be Benny Stacy, Larry Cooper, Ronnie Morgan, Bill Stafford, Billy Lowry, Jim Jackson, Rudolph Franks and Mark Smith. Honorary pallbearers are his Sunday School class at Parkway, and the past and present employees of Cockrell Banana Co. and United Produce.
Memorials may be made to the Curtis Cockrell Memorial Fund, Parkway Baptist Church, 1302 Lee St., Tupelo, MS. 38804 or to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, Miss 38802. Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

D.C. Walton
PONTOTOC – Julius D.C. Walton, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at his residence in Pontotoc after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 23, 1932, in Randolph to Drew Wash Walton and Artie Wages Walton. He married Mary Dalton on April 13, 1974. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and worked as a mechanic and Transportation Manager for the Pontotoc City Schools before retiring.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Hamilton and Bro. Dan Young officiating. Burial will follow in West Heights Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary Walton of Pontotoc; three daughters, Lisa Richardson of Birmingham, Kim Underwood of Florence, Ala., and Debbie Weaver of Pontotoc; three sons, Michael Turnley of Birmingham, Bobby Turnley of Birmingham and George Robinson of Tacoma, Wash.; eight sisters, Gerry (Buddy) Broadway, Wilma Sartin, Joann (Tim) Osborne, Marie Jones, Linda (Joe) Sewell, Lela (Lloyd) Delaney, Katie Walton and Margie (Tyrone) Walls; four brothers, Darwin (Faye) Walton, Billy (Sarah) Walton, David (Ann) Walton and Thomas (Karen) Walton; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Ernie Mae Lindsey, Theda Lindsey and Sybil Franklin.
Pallbearers will be Bill Walton, Tommy Wages, Mark Broadway, Lloyd Delaney, Jeremy Delaney and Kevin Warren. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers, Billy Walton, Darwin Walton, Thomas Walton and David Walton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice or West Heights Baptist Church Music Program.

Birttie V. Barnes
HERNANDO – Birttie V. Barnes, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at her residence in Hernando. She was born March 11, 1929, to John Tucker and Viley Latham Tucker. She was a Baptist and a welder. She loved going camping, fishing and horseback riding.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Maurice Pinkston officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Dena Bryant (Billy) and Wanda Davis (Bobby), all of Hernando, and Sheila Phillips (William Sr.) of Ripley; one sister, Addie Lee Thompson (James) of Natchez; 20 grandchildren, Charles Leopard, Tommy Leopard (Lucy) and Linda Vick, William Phillips Jr. (Misty), and Reannan Childress (Marc), all of Ripley, Billy Bryant, Jr. (Mickey), Raymond Barnes (Monica) all of Sommerville, Frankie Bryant (Heather) and James F. Thomas, Danny Thomas, Bobby Davis, Jr. (Deeanna), Jerry Davis, Raymond Davis (Paula), Tammy Scott (Joey), Glenda Barnes, Peggy Davis (Robert), all of Hernando, James E. Thomas (Patrica), James Calvin Thomas, Charmin Thomas, all of Independence, Terry Davis (Christina) of Dover, Ark.; 67 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Barnes; her parents; two daughters, Addie Mae Leopard and Glenda Jean Thomas; one son, Raymond Barnes; and three sisters and six brothers.
Pallbearers will be Billy Bryant, Frankie Bryant, Dalton Scott, Christopher Davis, James Earl Thomas. Tommy Leopard Jr., Robert Davis Jr. and Jamie Houck. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Barnes and William Davis.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Geneva Walker
RIPLEY – Geneva Pannell Walker, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 9, 1934, to the late James Russell Pannell and Ruby Irene Crawford Pannell. She was a member of Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church. She was retired from Foot-Carress. She loved cooking. quilting, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 8, 2010, at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Miller (Phillip); three sons, Billy Walker (Wanda), Jimmy Walker (Pam) and David Walker, all of Ripley; two sisters, Modene Cissom of Ripley and Nancy Stivala of Booneville; two brothers, Cletus Pannell and Dewain Pannell, both of Ripley; four grandchildren, Miranda Cook (John) of Booneville, Danny Mask of Ripley, Melissa Walker of Blue Springs and Beth Lucas (Jeff) of Weir; four great-grandchildren, Greg, Abby, Anna and Ben Cook, all of Booneville; five honorary grandchildren, Savannah Ralph, Brandon Ralph, Kristen Bridges, Hannah Grace Loveless and William Shelton, all of Ripley.
Pallbearers will be Brad Strickland, Junior Pannell, Brandon Ralph, Jeff Lucas, John Cook, Greg Cook, Danny Mask and Ricky Cissom. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Carpenter and Steve Ralph.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Walker; one son, James Walker; her parents; and one grandson, Chris Walker.
Visitation will until service time today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Nettie Mae Shackelford
NETTLETON – Nettie Mae Shackelford, 95, of the Carolina community, died on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at her son’s residence. Born on March 30, 1915, in Itawamba County, she was a daughter of the late Walter A. and Minnie Morse Parker.
A loving and caring mother and grandmother to her entire family, Mrs. Shackelford was a homemaker and a member of Carolina Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers, sewing, feeding and watching hummingbirds, and watching the Fulton gospel television station.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Jerry Hallmark officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Russell (Linda Lee) Shackelford of the Carolina community; sisters, Margie Gray of Nettleton and Helen Patton of Amory; brothers, Walter Lee (Jimmie) Parker of Nettleton and Hollis (Barbara) Parker of Amory; grandson, Robbie (Marta) Shackelford of the Carolina community; and great-grandchildren, Will, Dominic and Samantha Shackelford.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded death by her husband of 49 years, Alton Shackelford, and three brothers, Shellie, Swiss and Charles Parker.
Pallbearers will be her nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff at Golden Living Nursing Home, Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared and viewed at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Butch Carter
MOOREVILLE – Manuel C. “Butch” Carter died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alma Sartain
BELMONT – Alma Reid Sartain, 77, died peacefully with her husband at her side at their home on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. She was born April 2, 1933, in Mississippi to Kennie and Maudie Castleberry Reid. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dennis Homemakers Club where she received many awards and honors for her sewing and cooking. Her daughters and granddaughters enjoyed the heirloom dresses that she created especially for them. She and her husband were owners and operators of a grocery store and a fertilizer store in Belmont for 20 years. She also enjoyed fishing and helping others but one of her greatest joys was loving and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of Jordan Hill Church of God of Prophecy in Dennis.
Services will be at noon today, Oct. 8, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Tim Winters and Bro. Cecil Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery at Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her husband of 58 years, Billy P. Sartain of Belmont; two daughters, Pam Cutshall (Charlie) of Iuka and Melanie Brinkley (Frank) of Saltillo; four grandchildren, Alan Cutshall (Brittney), Jenna Cutshall, Frank Mhoon Brinkley III and Beth Brinkley; one sister, Linda Ables (J.E.) of Dennis; special friend, Nancy Brinkley of Iuka; and special caregivers, Myra Storment, Mary Lindley and Shelia Powell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Michael Sartain; and a brother, Edward Reid.
Pallbearers will be Braxton Credille, James Estes Sartain, Harold Oswalt, Mike Harris, Alan Cutshall and Frank Mhoon Brinkley III.
Visitation will be until service time today.

Aubrey Williams
PONTOTOC – Aubrey Williams, 94, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Rev. David Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Ecru is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Vara Gardner Turnage Williams of Pontotoc; his two daughters, Carolyn Goodwin (Bill) and Ruth Moore, both of Pontotoc; a stepdaughter, Christine Hana of Cleveland, Ohio; a son: Larry Turnage (Mona) of Ecru; two sisters-in-law, Irene Williams and Iris Williams; five grandchildren, Steve Johnson, Stacy Turnage, Denise Munn, Lorna Turnage and Angie Lewis; 13 great-grandchildren, Dustin Brown, Benjamin Johnson, Andrea Munn, Kristin Wright, Katlyn Wright, Jenny Turnage, Anna Turnage, Jeremiah Turnage, Maggie Turnage, Abigail Turnage, Michael Turnage, Cheyene Lewis and William Lewis; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Williams and Annie Robbins Williams; a sister, Ida Lou Williams; four brothers, Malcolm Williams, Clay Williams, Marlin Williams and Elton Williams; and a son-in-law, Jim Moore.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningecru.com.

Ahmad Mukarram
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Ahmad Jamil Mukarram, 43, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at Broward General Medical Center.
Services will be at noon Saturday at the J.W. Porter Chapel at Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in Tupelo.
The family hour will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Online condolences may be left at www.grayson-porters.com.

Junior Kent
NETTLETON – Travis Junior Kent, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.

Bobby Benefield
BOONEVILLE – Bobby Neal Benefield, 53, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at his home in Booneville. He waas born April 15, 1957, in Tippah County to Fred and Geneva Lois Miller Benefield. He was formerly employed at C&W Frames in Booneville. He was a member of the Falkner Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include his wife, Jennie Morrison Benefield of Booneville; three daughters, Angie Lowry (Dean), Amanda Nance (John) and Ashley Smith (Zach), all of Ripley; two stepdaughters, Jennie M. Collier (Bo) and Milinda Floyd (Mike), both of Booneville; two stepsons, David Estes of Booneville and Alvis Roberts of the home; one sister, Hermie Koon of Ripley; one brother, Wayne Benefield (Earline) of Ripley; 11 grandchildren, Storm Lowry, Brayden Nance, Bryer Floyd, Haley Cockrell, Emma Smith, Madison Floyd, Shianna Lokey, Amelia Lokey, Chase Lowry, Bradley Lowry and Samantha Lowry.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

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