Obituaries Sept. 13, 2009

Charles Gosa
ABERDEEN – Charles Thomas Gosa, 86, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born July 26, 1923, to Monroe Joseph Gosa and Annie Mae Hood Gosa in Becker. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Athens Baptist Church. He was trained in carpentry and later owned and operated Gosa’s Curb Market.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with Bro. Stephen Ford officiating. Burial will be in Beeks Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Susie Turberville Gosa of Aberdeen; one daughter, Tanya S. Mathews and her husband, Sonny, of Aberdeen; three grandchildren, Jennifer Paden, Erica Monroy and Amelia Carrell; eight great-grandchildren; and one niece, Nancy L. Owens.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Adeen Gosa Owens.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen.
An online register may be signed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Jewel Green
OXFORD – Jewel Alice Green, 96, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Azalea Gardens Retirement Community in Oxford.
Visitation will be held Monday from 4-6 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Itta Bena Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Benoit Union Church or the Itta Bena United Methodist Church.

Barbara Perkins
MYRTLE – Barbara Ann Frazier Perkins, 61, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 30, 1947, in Union County to the late Leroy and Betty Davis Frazier. She was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. She was a sewer at BenchCraft prior to becoming disabled.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Kenny Adair, Bro. Vic Garrison and Bro. Elbert Horton officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Earl Perkins; three sons, Pete Frazier (Joann) of New Albany, and Jimmy Perkins and Jamie Perkins, both of Myrtle; one sister, Avis Price of New Albany; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Lisa Ann Perkins; and one sister, Sarah Killough.
Pallbearers will be Danny McDonald, Wayne Robbins, Eric Perkins, Kenny Cox, Larry King and a grandson, Jamie Perkins Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be her other eight grandchildren, Chad Frazier, Nathan Wilson, Matt Frazier, Lisa Perkins, Lenisha Perkins, Zack Perkins, Brandon Perkins and Brittany Davidson.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel.

Govie Culver
MYRTLE – Govie Culver, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
Clarence Sims
ABERDEEN – Clarence Sims died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Infinity Hospital in Marion. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home.

Ted L. Patterson
OXFORD – Ted L. Patterson, 54, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford.
Born in Oxford, he was a farmer and a resident of the Yocona Community. He attended New Prospect Baptist Church and was a homeroom parent at Lafayette Elementary School.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken White and the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial will follow in Tula Cemetery.
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Cole Patterson of Oxford; his mother, Rose Patterson of Oxford; two daughters, Mikayla Rose Patterson of Oxford and Amie Coleman of Cordova, Tenn.; two sisters, Rosemary Patterson Windham of Oxford and Paula Patterson Smith of Oxford; two brothers, Bruce Patterson of Oxford and Robert Patterson of Oxford; and one grandchild, Hannah Rickman.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul E. Patterson.
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 823 Hwy. 334, Oxford MS 38655.
Online condolences may be made at www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Mitch Mitchell
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Julius Wayne “Mitch” Mitchell, 77, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 18, 1932 in Red Bay, Ala., to Harry Clovis and Ludie Inez Humpries Mitchell. He served his country from 1948-1955 in the US Army and the U.S. Air Force. He retired to Russellville, Ala., after working 35 years for John-Manville Corp. in Waukegan, Ill. He was a lifelong fan of Alabama Crimson Tide football and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing the lottery. He loved and served his family and will be dearly missed.
Services will be Monday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. A.G. Stepp officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Burnout Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Mitchell of Russellville; five children, Brenda Gunter (Philip) of Tupelo, Anthony Mitchell of Russellville, Jeri Reasor (Leo) and Saretha Watts (Stuart Bowler), all of Zion, Ill., and Donna Goggans (Brandon) of Russellville; 12 granddaughters; seven great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Hoyt Mitchell; and a sister, Jerri Lawrence.
Visitation will be today from 4-7 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay and until service time on Monday.
Dorothy Rees
RIPLEY – Dorothy Faye Rees, 72, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at her home in Ripley. She was born Jan. 31, 1937, to the late Barney Edward Morse and Lois Adele Fleming Morse. She was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church and a housewife. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Hurt officiating. Burial will be in Palmer Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Lois Faye Gibson (Terry Wayne) of Nashville, Tenn., and Vickie Lynn Barnes of Ripley; one son, Joe Carl Moses of Ripley; two grandchildren, Jason Keith Harmel and Courtney Susanne Duncan; two sisters, Betty Gentry and Peggy Sue Stroup, both of Ripley; one brother, David Morse of Granite City, Ill.; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Rees; her parents; and one brother, Barney E. Morse.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

James Mitchell
BOONEVILLE – James Edward Mitchell, 60, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Marlie Robinson
EUPORA – Marlie Marie Robinson, 3 months, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Double Springs Baptist Church in Oktibbeha County with burial in the Double Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Double Springs Baptist Church.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.

Lee R. Sherrill
BOONEVILLE – Lee R. Sherrill, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Booneville.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Whitley Sherrill of Booneville; two daughters, Linda White (James) of Booneville and Peggy Sypniewski (Al) of Dallas; one son, Tony Sherrill of Iuka; one sister, Mildred Wilson of Little Rock, Ark.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Dickerson (Todd), Adam White (Kim), Michael Sypniewski and Tanya Shegryn (Peter); and five great-grandchildren, Shelby and Tate Dickerson, John Adam, Kade and Taylor Brooke White.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Maudie Hutchens Sherrill; and one sister, Willie Mae Long.
Pallbearers will be Adam White, Todd Dickerson, Michael Sypniewski, Robert Wood and Christopher Wilson.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Jerry W. Smith
EGGVILLE – Jerry Wayne “J.W.” Smith, 67, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.
He was born May 20, 1942, to Robert and Vera Burgess Smith in Victoria, Ark. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force before settling first in Texas and later in Mississippi. In 1990, he gave up his job as a truck driver to begin employment at MTD Products in Verona. He remained there until his retirement in 2005. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Rebecca Smith of the Eggville Community; five daughters and seven grandchildren, Amanda Wooley (Scott) and children Makayla and Brandon of Bay City, Texas, Lizette Smith and her son, Tony, of Fort Jackson, Texas, Laura Curbow (Britt) and children Victoria Wallace and Kaytee-Beth Curbow of the Eggville Community, Tanya Murphree (Butch) and children Zack and Kylie Brooke of Tupelo, and Teresa Smith of the home; two sisters, Robbie Nell Bowen of Amory and Linda Cotton (Bill) of Osceola, Ark.; two brothers, Billy McDonald of Tremont and Robin McDonald of Seminole, Fla; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends Jim and Pat Cook of Guntown and Teresa Clayton and her family of Mooreville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Robert Smith.
He donated his body to the University of Mississippi Medical School.
A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at his daughter’s home in the Eggville Community.

Woody McCullough
NETTLETON – Woody D. McCullough, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Annie Ruth Senter
PONTOTOC – Annie Ruth Senter, 67, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at New Salem MB Church. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gladys Stevens
THAXTON – Gladys Stevens, 93, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at her home.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church in Union County. Burial will be in Sand Spring Cemetery in Hurricane under the direction of Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany.
Visitation will be at 4 today until service time on Monday.

Mary L. Payne
MEMPHIS – Mary L. Payne, formerly of Corinth, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at McPeters Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until service time. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Corinth. McPeters Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Tab Nix
BUCHANAN – Talmadge Marion “Tab” Nix, 86, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 30, 1923. He was a lifelong resident of the Buchanan community and a longtime member of Buchanan Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and a supervisor of the 2nd District for 12 years. He was a member of the Ecru and Pontotoc Masonic Lodges for more than 50 years, a Master Mason and a Shriner.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Buchanan Baptist Church with James Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Reba Nix; a daughter, Charlotte Witcher; grandchildren, Penny Finch, Shasta Jones, Shaye Bryant and Shane Witcher; great-grandchildren, Tanner Turk and Collins Finch; and a brother, Garth Nix of Dallas, Texas.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wilma Dean Bramlitt; his father, John E. Nix; his mother, Altie Tucker Nix; four brothers, J.T. Nix, J.C. Nix, Raymond Nix and Wilmer Nix; and a sister, Ruth Smith.
Pallbearers will be Chad Jones, Greg Bryant, Spencer Nix, Johnny Bramlitt, Nathan Montgomery and Oneil Grant. Honorary pallbearers will be Tanner Turk, Collins Finch, Rex Mooney, O.L. Finley and Randy Finch.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Buchanan Baptist Church.

James Roberson
ASHLAND – James Robert Roberson, 78, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Briarcrest in Ashland.
He was born March 11, 1931, in Memphis. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a boat operator and a veteran who served in the Marines.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Brad Hill officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens in Germantown, Tenn. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Roberson of Ashland; a daughter, Bonnie Haynes of Germantown, Tenn.; two sisters, Peggy McCrady of Snow Lake and Lilly Stolz of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, William Roberson; five grandchildren, Heather Daniels, Alicia Whitsett, Wesley Haynes Muse, Holly Keele and James Sherman Muse; and a great-grandchild, Benjamin Rina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Roberson and Myrtle Crutcher.

Sarah L. Partlow
PLANTERSVILLE – Sarah L. Partlow died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

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