Obituaries October 9, 2010

Junior Kent
NETTLETON – Travis Junior Kent, 77, met with his Lord and Savior Thursday evening on Oct. 7, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born on June 20, 1933, in Itawamba County to Travis R. Kent Sr. and Fronia Cleveland Kent. He was a lifelong resident of the Nettleton area, a retired self-employed paint contractor, a member of the Nettleton hunting and fishing club, and a member of Calvary Assembly Church in Tupelo. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing and being with his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Ben Raper and the Rev. Jack Ezell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park in Verona.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby Kent (Tammy) of Nettleton and Paul Kent (Carol) of Brandon; two sisters, Sarah Burnell Burcham (Jimmy) of Mantachie and Aileen Underwood of Tupelo; one brother, Ruble Kent of Fulton; two grandchildren, Austin Travis Kent and Anna Catherine Kent.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Pate Kent; his parents; one sister, Pearline Underwood; and two brothers, Loren Kent and Ruford Kent.
Pallbearers will be Euvell Kent, James Doyle Kent, Roger Sanders, Joe Pate, Jeff Hall, Will Pate, Jackie Lynn Pate and Jeremy Pate.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of his hunting, fishing and coffee drinking friends at Nettleton Club Land.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and will continue one hour prior to the services Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Leo McKay
GATTMAN – Leo McKay, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Generations of Vernon. He was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Lee County to Earl and Stella Adell Cunningham McKay. He was a Christian. He owned and operated a saw mill for several years. He also worked for Monroe County for several years as a heavy machine operator. Mr. McKay enjoyed horses and building machinery.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala. Bro. Don Taggart and Bro. Billy Joe Ives will officiate. Burial will follow in Lockhart Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Mickey (Jackie) Lockhart, Ricky (Dorothy) McKay and Nick (Regina) McKay, all of Gattman; his grandchildren, Mitchell Lockhart, Keith Moreland, Eric Moreland, Robert E. McKay, Tammy L. White, Terry L. McKay, Justin McKay and Angelica McKay; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby (Liz) McKay and Earnest (Willow Dean) McKay, all of Gattman; and a sister, Opal Scott of Sulligent, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Myriam McKay; two daughters, Sondra McKay and Peggy Moreland; a brother, Gaylon McKay; and three sisters, Wilma D. Johnson, Clemmie Davis and Flora Nix.
Pallbearers will be Justin McKay, Robert McKay, Terry McKay, Mitchell Lockhart, James Smith and Eric Moreland. Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Scott and Frankie Scott.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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 aviation enthusiast and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a kind man who took great pride in his family and was very generous to those around him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today 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. today at the funeral home.

Clyde Slay
BEACH PARK, Ill. – Clyde Slay, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Wis. He was born Sept. 3, 1926, in Itawamba County. He had lived in Beach Park, Ill., since 1959. He married Vetris Wallace on Sept. 23, 1945. He retired from Johns-Manville in Waukegan, Ill., after 35 years of employment. At Johns-Manville he was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. He was an avid deer hunter and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Gilead Church of Christ near Golden. Burial will be in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his children, Robert “Bob” Slay (Theresa “Terri”) and SAndra Katalinick (Kirk), both of Beach Park, Ill.; his grandchildren, Christopher Slay and Michelle Torres (Jose), both of Beach Park, Ill.; his great-grandchildren, Christina, Elizabeth and Robert; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vetris, in 1996 and by 12 siblings.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Monday at the church.

Jewel Lynch
IUKA – Jewel Lynch, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Taylor
BOONEVILLE – Jerry Lee Taylor, 54, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fairview Church of God. Burial will be in the Fairview Church of God Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service time Sunday.
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. today 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; six grandchildren, Steve Johnson, Stacy Turnage, Denise Munn, Lorna Wright, Angie Lewis and Jody Goodwin; 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 9 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningecru.com.

Fay Caldwell
PONTOTOC – Fay Harrison Caldwell, 94, died on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was the daughter of the late Myrtle Reed Harrison and Claude Clifton Harrison of Fulton. She was a retired teacher and an active member of First Baptist Church in Pontotoc.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will follow in the Ecru Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Susan Pitts (Ervin) of Newton and Harrison Caldwell (June) of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, Brian and David Pitts, Carra Turner and Reed Caldwell; three great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 69 years, Murray Caldwell.
Pallbearers will be Brian Pitts, David Pitts, Reed Caldwell, Chris Turner, Carl Lowrey and Bill Wardlaw.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the Caldwell Scholarship, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Michael Putt
LONGVIEW – Michael Lane Putt, 44, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home. He grew up in the Longview community. He was a member of Longview Baptist Church. He worked in the furniture industry for years and most recently was employed in construction. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. The Rev. Gerald Finley will officiate. Burial will be in the Longview Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Melvin and Delone; siblings, Scotty, Gary (Shelia), Tammi Alexander (Tim), Jason (Jessica) and Justin. four nephews, six nieces; a special friend, Tabitha Pharr.
He was preceded in death by Clifford and Leola Putt, and L.Q. and Verlene Winter.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Brown, Russell Dyer, Bobby Duffy, Perry Young, David Bordan, Scott McGee, Tim Putt and Steven Putt.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mary McKinzie
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Mary “Mae Lee” McKinzie, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at her home. She was born May 9, 1929, in Tippah County to Hugh Black and Lena Bell Knox. She was a member of Union Prospect M.B. Church, where she was president of the Usher Board and a member of the Missionary Board and Mother Board. She was the widow of Sam Adam McKinzie.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Union Prospect M.B. Church in Blue Mountain. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Samuel (Peggy) McKinzie of Pontotoc, Martha (Rev. Albert) Smith and Darnell McKinzie of New Albany, Carolyn (Norris) Smith, Auther Lee McKinzie, Danny McKinzie and Mary Jane (Jeff) Graham, all of Blue Mountain, Dwight (Linda) McKinzie of Olive Branch, Paulette (Alex) Bailey of Myrtle, Debra (Willie) Williams and Pearlie (Theo) McKinzie of Atlanta; a sister, Francis Knox; a brother-in-law, Rev. Lawrence (Beatrice) McKinzie; two sisters-in-law, Lessie McKinzie and Pearlene Townsend; 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Monday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Eric Martin
RED BAY, Ala. – Eric Martin, 36, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.

Terry Miller
BURNSVILLE – Terry Austin Miller, 52, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his residence. He was born May 12, 1958, in Chicago. He enjoyed camping, fishing, wrestling and NASCAR racing.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen. Bro. James Rich will officiate. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carla Miller of Burnsville; four daughters, Tracy Miller, Leann Mock, Cassidy Null and Autumn Miller, all of Burnsville; two sisters, Doris Bowers (David) and Jeanie Kilimar (Steve), both of Covington, Va.; nine grandchildren, Winter Knauer, Marcus Mock, Summer Mock, Riley Null, Bryson Knauer, Austin Wilson, Evan Null, Gavin Null and Britney Mock; a brother-in-law, Sanford Julen of Burnsville; two nieces, Crystal Moats and Kelly Johnson, both of Covington, Va.; four nephews, William Julen, Jesse Julen and George Julen, all of Burnsville, and David Bowers Jr. of Covington, Va.; and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Lorene Miller; a granddaughter, Abbygail Mock; and a sister, Karen Julen.
Pallbearers include Shawn Waldrep, Greg Roach, William Julen, Ricky Whirley, Danny Lane Wilson, Brent Walker, J.P. Mock, Jesse Julen, and Tony “Blue” Angles.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Glen.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Jack Farris
TISHOMINGO – Jack Farris, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home. He was a Baptist, a farmer and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a retired machinist and foreman for Reynolds Aluminum. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines. He enjoyed the outdoors, wildlife and spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Charles McGill officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jason Farris of Tishomingo; three daughters, Janet Farris of Tishomingo, Cynthia Seago (Ben) of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Lori Horne (Marvin) of Iuka; one sister, Martha Austin (Gene) of Iuka; two grandchildren, Jennifer Seago and John Horne.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Williams Farris.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Pounders, Terry Mac Whitehead, Marvin Horne, Ben Seago, Bobby Thorne and Lavon Ware. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward McRae, Gene Austin, Mike Floyd and Dr. Ben Kitchens.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Onie Mae Rainer
BOSTON – Onie Mae Rainer, 75, died Sept. 6, 2010, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. She was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Tippah County to Carlie and Alice Rutherford, the eighth of 13 children. She graduated from Antioch School. She married Jr. Rainer in 1955 and they moved from Tiplersville to Tennessee and later to Vermont, where Mr. Rainer died. She was an employee of IBM for many years until her health began to fail. She then moved to Boston to be close to her children and grandchildren and she lived there until her death.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Beulah Hill Baptist Church in Blue Mountain.
A fellowship repass will follow the memorial service. Family and friends are invited.
She is survived by three children, Gregory (Kathy), Richard (Elizabeth) and Travis (Jennifer) and 10 grandchildren, all of Boston; sisters, Maurice Spears, Helen Carol (Dave), Mary Alice Turner, all of New Albany, Alean Johnson of Columbus; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins in both Boston and Mississippi.
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. today 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.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time today.
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.

Addie B. West
VARDAMAN – Addie B. West, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Springs M.B. Church at Calhoun City. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To access the guest register, visit www.bellememorialfunralhome.com.

Christine Rogers
BIRMINGHAM – Christine Rogers died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, in Birmingham. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

Willie Ray Voyles
GLEN – Willie Ray Voyles, 75, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Kevin Case
BOONEVILLE – Kevin Don Case, 33, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to service time today.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations toward funeral expenses.

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