Obituaries October 8, 2013

Cynthia Lowery

SALTILLO – Cynthia Ann Lowery, 56, passed away Monday, October 6, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a lengthy illness. She was born December 9, 1956 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas to Jimmy Thornton and Treacy Ann Hughes. Raised in Sallis, near Kosciusko, she graduated from Sallis High School and later attended Moorehead Junior College, where she studied to become a medical lab technician. She lived a number of years in Indianola before moving to Pontotoc and lastly, Saltillo. Cynthia worked for Boliver Medical Center in Cleveland and also served as an Emergency Medical Technician in both Ruleville and Cleveland. She was the widow of Ricky J. Lowery, Sr. who died November 27, 1997. She enjoyed fishing and was known for her tremendous sense of humor and her witty ability to make others laugh. She was a member of Eastwood Baptist Church in Indianola and attended Beech Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be held in her honor 2 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Indianola City Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors will be in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two children, Sarah J. Lowery and Ricky J. Lowery, Jr. both of Saltillo; father-in-law, Charles Lowery of Saltillo; mother-in-law, Frances Lowery of Saltillo; two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ricky J. Lowery, Sr.

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

Inez McCreary

BOONEVILLE – Inez Pannell Bishop McCreary, 96, of Booneville went home to be with her Lord, her parents, her sisters and other family members on Monday, October 7, 2013, after residing at the Landmark Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center for the past ten years. She was born in Union County to William Doyle and Sara Lou Tollison Pannell on August 27, 1917. She was the last surviving member of her family.

Prior to retiring from Morrison’s Cafeteria at Northeast Mississippi Community College, she worked in the local garment factory.

Treasured by her family, she embodied the description of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31. Her children and grandchildren considered themselves blessed because of her love, her generosity and her dependability. She loved and served the Lord faithfully. She was one of the oldest members of First Baptist Church in Booneville. She was able to tell others about the love of God, His mercy and His grace by sharing scriptures and singing songs until she passed away.

Before her health declined, she had many interests that included fishing, gardening and reading her Bible daily. She also enjoyed cooking for her family.

A celebration of her life will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Dukes and Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, Shelby Bonds and Carolyn Tigrett, both of Booneville; two stepdaughters, Frances Stephenson and Brenda (Johnny) Brown, both of Nettleton; five granddaughters, Carla (Rick) Hill of Saltillo, Sonya Walters of Booneville, Andrea (Greg) Owens of Booneville, Holly (Chris) Burks of Tupelo and Amy (David) Robinson of Nettleton; 10 great-grandchildren, Austin, Andrew and Granthan Hill, Justin and Rachael Walters, Ashleigh and Wesley Owens, Avery and Shelby Burks and Mary Lace Robinson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. McCreary; four sisters, Clara Reynolds, Claudia Gardner, Olene Thompson and Louise Dawson; her son-in-law, R.J. “Piggy” Bonds; and the father of her children, Howard Bishop.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, and until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In Liew of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Booneville or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Richard Gaines Stegall

FULTON – Richard Gaines Stegall, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Meadows after an extended illness. He was born Nov. 26, 1929, to H.B. Stegall and Demple Green Goddard Stegall. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a carpenter many years in Illinois and in Memphis, Tenn. In later years, he built bird houses and furniture as a hobby. He was a member of Lake County Baptist Church in Waukegan, Ill.

Services will be 3 p.m. today, Oct. 8, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Doug Wilson officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Loague (Perry) and Margaret Lyn Stegall, both of Fulton; two sons, Tony Gaines Stegall of Fulton and Gary Lee Stegall (Wanda) of Georgia; four granddaughters, Katherine Harmon (Jimmy), Kristine Ryan (Jake), Kimberly Vickery (Cury) and Tamra Badgett (Ross); two grandsons, Micheal Dale Mason and Jonathon Millard; seven great-granddaughters, Kayla and Ashley Harmon, Carley, Emily and Kayla Ryan, and Kenzi and Addy Mason; five great-grandsons, Gavin Beasty, Justin and Nathan Ryan and Jude and Kingston Vickery; one sister, Ann Moore of Fulton; one brother, Robert Wayne Stegall (Jean) and one sister-in-law, Betty Stegall, both of Amory; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Ruth Stegall; two brothers, Henry Larry Stegall and Allen Stegall; and one brother-in-law, Gerald Moore.

Pallbearers will be Jonathon Millard, Michael Mason, John Stegall, Justin Franks, Lane Posey, Terry Steele and Gavin Beasty.

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

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Evan Austin Bennett

BYHALIA – Evan Austin Bennett, 23, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tracy Hawkins

NETTLETON – Tracy Lee Hawkins, 29, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at her residence in Nettleton. She was born Oct. 18, l983, in Tupelo to Richard and Linda Jones Hawkins. She attended Nettleton Public Schools and worked at Riley’s Dairy Bar and Holley’s Florist, both in Nettleton. A Pentecostal, she enjoyed her family and many friends, doing painting, playing softball, listening to music, especially gospel music, and being a practical jokester with all her buddies.

A service celebrating her life will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Nettleton Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Tommy Ray Dabbs officiating and John Holland delivering the eulogy. A private burial will follow in the Nettleton Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Richard and Linda Hawkins of Nettleton; her grandmother, Sybil “Grunt” Hawkins of Tupelo; two sisters, Jill Brookman (Danny) of Nettleton and Marla Williams (Greg) of Mantachie; a brother, Marc Hawkins (Melissa) of Blue Springs; her nieces, Maggie Hawkins, Makenzie “KK” Hawkins and Katlyn Williams; and her nephews, Daniel Brookman (Candice), Dylan Williams, Joseph McBunch and Nick Bryant (fiancé, Kayla Martin).

Pallbearers will be Greg and Dillon Williams, Joseph McBunch, Nick Bryant and Daniel Brookman.

Visitation is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday, all at the Nettleton Chapel.

Patsy McGloflin-Poteet

PONTOTOC – Patsy Annette McGloflin-Poteet, 49, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at her home. She was born April 29, 1964, in Orlando, Fla. She lived with her aging mother. She was a Bapist and attended New Hope Baptist Church.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 9, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Jody Rock officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Amy McGloflin; brothers, Dennis McGloflin, Sammy McGloflin, Jimmy McGloflin and Tony McGloflin; and a sister, Carol Clark.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sam McGloflin.

Pallbearers will be James McGloflin, Tony McGloflin Sr., Tony McGloflin Jr., Joseph McQuain, Bradley McGloflin and James McGloflin Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Jackson and Eric Collins.

Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations toward funeral expenses.

Thomas Morgan

GOLDEN – Thomas Edward “Tommy” Morgan, 63, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will follow in Red Bay City Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the 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 County on May 18, 1934, to Willie and Pearlie Hamm, and she was a homemaker.

Services were 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Ray Burks and Bro. Jack Maroon officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Golden.

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 were Floyd Paden, James Arnold Marbutt, Johnny Burns, Roger Kennedy, Murray Morrow and Howard Morrow.

Honorary pallbearer was Truman Peden.

Clemmie Morse

MANTACHIE – Clemmie D. Morse, 91, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the Sumner County Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tenn. She was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Alabama to Troy and Rose Porter Todd. She was a farmer and gardener in Itawamba County most of her life. In her later years, she enjoyed doing word-find puzzles, watching Western movies, spending time with her family and listening to country music. She will be greatly missed.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Danny L. Osbourne officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Hardin Clifton (Harvey) of Mantachie; one brother, Kenneth Todd (Peggy) of Merced, Calif.; three sisters, Lura McAnally of Sommerville, Tenn., Laverne Weik of San Antonio, Texas and Rose Moody of Boise, Idaho; two grandchildren, Tiffany Michelle Pettigo and Corey Lee Hardin, both of Tupelo; and two great-grandchildren, LeAnna Grace Pettigo and Annalea Tiffany Pettigo, both of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest F. Morse, who died Jan. 16, 1998; two sisters, Leatrice Atkins and Luna Cashen; two brothers, Harold Todd and Harlan Todd; and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Casey Clayton, Jerry Fields, Harvey Clifton Jr. and Artellis Clifton.

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

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Tonya Howell

ABERDEEN – Tonya Leigh Howell, 44, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. She was born May 20, 1969, in Aberdeen. She was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen and was employed at United Furniture.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. George Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Matthew Dwayne Howell of Aberdeen; her father, Bobby Knox Howell of Aberdeen; a sister, Teresa Burdine of Amory; a grandson, Matthew James Howell; two nieces; and several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sammie Marshall Howell; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall and Mr. and Mrs. Howell; a nephew, Michael Schrock; several aunts; and a cousin.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Marshall, Raymond Estis, Christopher Johnson, Danny Kelley, Chad Smith and Calob Johnson.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Condolences may be left at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

James Kent

TREMONT – James “Mutt” Kent, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2013, at VA Hospital in Memphis. He was born June 3, 1936, to Elmo and Luoma Pearson Kent in Itawamba County. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Fulton. He worked in construction for many years and enjoyed taking care of his horses and gardening.

Services will be 2 p.m. today, Oct. 8, at Senter Funeral Home with Lecil Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Bounds Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa (Bill) Love of Fulton; two grandsons, Trey Love and Hunter Love, both of Fulton; five sisters, Edna (Vernon) Hadaway of Zion, Il., Jean Falls of Tremont, Barbara (Eunice) Mayhall of Golden, Ena Gann of Fort Mitchell, Ala. and Rhonda (Jerry) Wiygul of Fulton; and two brothers, Gerald (Peggy) Kent of Tupelo and Keith Kent of Tremont.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmo Kent; his mother, Luoma Kent; his son, Steve Kent; and his brother, Jimmy Kent.

Pallbearers are Tony Falls, T.C. Falls, Jeremy Falls, Mark Mayhall, Philip Kent, Lee Hadaway, Jason Harris, Tim Edge and David Sabine.

Larry Upton

FULTON – Larry Joe Upton, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris funeral Home of Fulton.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Donald Barrett

GUNTOWN – Donald Curtis Barrett, 51, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Meridian after a brief illness. He was an employee of Advanced Diabetics Solutions in Georgia. He was a member of North Star church in Saltillo. He was a U.S. veteran and a Mason.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Waters Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Ledbetter and Pastor Michael Bowers officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille Barrett of Guntown; his sister, Pat Eaton (Travis) of Guntown; and special friends Tracey Prnka of Alabama and Eden Hersh of Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Barrett; and a special friend.

Pallbearers will be Roy H. Scott, Eddie Scott, Mike Scott, Chip Davis, Tim Webb and Randy Reeder.

Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gene Ash

POTTS CAMP – Gene Ash, 72, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Feb. 22, 1941, in Marshall County to James Guy Ash and Maggie Pearl Roach Ash. He was a logger and U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Adair officiating. Burial will be in Ashbury Cemetery in Waterford. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Lou Ash of Potts Camp; three sons, the Rev. Faron Ash of Potts Camp, David Ash of Ashland and Derek Ash of Potts Camp; five daughters, Phyllis Gray of Ashland, Janice Sue Cocke of Atway, Violet Marie Whitehead of Ashland, Candy Sue Ash of Potts Camp and Amanda Ford of Whiteville, Tenn.; seven brothers, Henry Ash, Ricky Ash, Lonnie Ash, Mikey Ash, Danny Ash and Jody Swinford, all of Potts Camp and Jackie Ash of New Albany; two sisters, Bonnie Ash of Memphis and Sue Bolden of Holly Springs; one half-sister, Christine Hatchett of Waterford; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; four half-sisters; and four half-brothers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jade Morris

SMITHVILLE – Jade Morris, 10, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at her home. Born Dec. 3, 2002, she was a daughter of Tracy Morris. She enjoyed being loved by her family.

Private services will be held with E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be in the Pearce Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Tracy Morris of Smithville; special friend, Michael Williams of Smithville; two brothers, Christopher Drake Allen and Zackary Allen, both of the home; three aunts, Alissa Morris, Kristan Minor, both of Smithville and Ramona Bachell of England; and grandparents, Brenda and Johnny Morris.

Pallbearers will be Michael Williams, Bill Hall, Johnny Morris and J.R. Livingston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Drake Allen and Zackary Allen.

Alan Weaver

MT. PLEASANT – Alan Wilson Weaver, 47, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Byhalia Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Charles Duncan

RED BANKS – Charles Duncan, 46, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at his residence.

Services were incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Walter Lee Stroup

CORINTH – Walter Lee “Rivers” Stroup, 42, passed away at his residence in Corinth on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday,Oct. 9, at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial in Salem Christian Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. today and from 3 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Richard Wayne Carlisle

OXFORD – Richard Wayne Carlisle, 61, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories at the funeral home.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bobbie Jean Berry

NEW ALBANY – Bobbie Jean Berry, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home.

Jeannette Woods

WEST POINT – Jeannette “Gee” Woods, 58, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Pool’s M.B. Church in West Point. Burial will follow in Pool’s Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 3 until 6 p.m. today at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.

Sarah Catherine White

CORINTH – Sarah Catherine White, 81, died, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct 9, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Enid. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge.

Condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneral home.net.

Artenchy Williams

OXFORD – Artenchy Williams, 62, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.