Obituaries Sept. 26, 2009

Davishe Walker
WEST POINT – Davishe Ka’Lei Walker, 18, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Charity Mission Full Gospel Baptist Church in Crawford. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery in West Point. Carter’s Mortuary Services in West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Bennie Dillingham
LAMAR – Bennie E. Dillingham, 61, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church at Slayden. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church.

Justine Knipper-Powles
HOLLY SPRINGS – Justine Knipper-Powles, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs.
Services will be Saturday, Oct. 3, at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove, Ill. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Rosenkrans
WEST POINT – Doris McCluskey Rosenkrans, 61, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was born April 15, 1948, in Vicksburg to Robert Lee McCluskey and Myrtle Wright. She was a member of the West Point First Presbyterian Church EPC.
The family and friends will gather from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home in West Point for visitation and a time for remembrance.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Rosenkrans of West Point; a son, Robert Rosenkrans of Vicksburg; a daughter, Stephanie Stanley (Craig) of Rockland, Calif.; a brother, Tommy McCluskey of New Orleans; a sister, Bessy Barnette of Houston; two grandchildren, Brooke and Caitlin Stanley.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main St. No. 1, Tupelo, MS 38801; or Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701.

Roy Kimble
AMORY – Roy Kimble, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Martha Fondren
TAYLOR – Martha L. Fondren, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at North Hopewell M.B. Church with the Rev. Jamuel Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery at Taylor. Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Gladys M. Bolton
NEW ALBANY – Gladys M. Bolton, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at the Graceland Health Care Center in New Albany. She was a member of Zion Chapel M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Zion Chapel M.B. Church with Pastor Caleb Williams officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Thelma Ruth Barkley of New Albany; two brothers, Clyde Bolton of Chicago and Thomas Graham of Aurora, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Hughes.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

Hyman Belford
PONTOTOC – Hyman Lee Belford, 68, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at New Birth Community Church in New Albany. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

Annie Rainey
OXFORD – Annie Ruth Rainey, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at her residence in the Lafayette Springs community.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Toccopola Church of the Living God in Toccopola. Burial will be Shiloh Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Angieleen Buchanan
TUPELO – Angieleen Berry Buchanan died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1984, in Union County to Willie Berry and Loretta Turner. She was a member of St. Expeditus Chapel in Tupelo. She was a very loving person and would go out of her way to help anyone. She married Tristan Buchanan on March 4, 2008.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pine Bluff M.B. Church at Myrtle with Pastor C.L. Hoyle officiating. Burial will be in Gerizum Cemetery at Myrtle. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Tristan Buchanan; her mother, Loretta (Robert) Jones of Tupelo; her father, Willie (June Bug) Berry of New Albany; one brother, Willie (Erica) Berry; her grandmother, Annie Turner; her mother-in-law, Sherry (Michael) Sims, all of Tupelo; her father-in-law, Donald Buchanan of Arizona; two nephews, Isaiah Lawrence and Elijah Berry; three special cousins, Ronda Armstrong, Tasha Berry and Fernandez Turner; her goddaughter, Kaydeace “KayKay” Hopper, all of Tupelo; a host of aunts and uncles.
The body will lie in state one hour before service time at the church.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Ella Mae Gasaway
GOLDEN – Ella Mae Gasaway, 79, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was born June 12, 1930, in Mississippi to George and Bernie Berryman Pirtle. She was a factory worker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Mutt Cantrell and Bro. Hollis Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery at Dennis.
Survivors are her husband, Dexter Gasaway of Golden; one granddaughter, Pamela Box (Elmer) of Golden; four great-grandchildren, A.J. Ewing, Alex Ewing, Morgan Gober and Klara Kate Gasaway; one great-great-granddaughter, Marissa Henson; and one sister, Lorene Diamond (Cecil) of Augusta, Ga.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Gasaway; a grandson, Brandon Gasaway; her parents; and two sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be Lanny Gasaway, Scotty Gasaway, Gary Gasaway, William Gasaway, A.J. Ewing and Jackie Butler.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and until service time Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.

Edell Young
AMORY – Edell Camp Young, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was born April 21, 1920, in the Splunge community to Henry F. and Melinda Blaylock Camp. She married Boyd Young in 1939; he died in 1983. A resident of Amory most of her life, she was a member of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years, a former member of the Flower Lover’s Garden Club and the Homemaker’s Club. A member of First Baptist Church in Amory, she was involved in all church activities and had taught Sunday school for many years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson and Rev. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane Ford (Joseph) of Amory; four grandchildren, Lee Joyner (Meg), Janna Spencer, Amy Vaughan and Jonathan Ford (Kemi); and four great-grandchildren, Jasper Joyner, Catie Joyner, Payton Ford and Parker Ford.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Linda K. Joyner; one great-grandson, Donavan Stephensen; two sisters, Ruby Pickle and Allene Bird; eight brothers, Verlon, Will, Woodrow, Lando, Charlie, Otis, John and Harley Camp; a half sister, Leona Smith; and a half brother, Andy Camp.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Ford, Joe Ford, Lee Joyner, Howard Boozer, Bud Everett and Bobby Harper. Honorary pallbearers will be Eastern Star members.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821.
Stephen R. Stanford
SALTILLO – Stephen Ray Stanford, 56, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. A native and lifelong resident of Lee County, he was born July 26, 1953, to Fletcher and Ruth Malone Stanford. A 1971 graduate of Tupelo High School, he went to the University of Mississippi, where he graduated in 1982 with a bachelor of business administration degree. He worked for Napa Auto Parts as territorial sales manager for nearly 23 years. Earlier he worked five years for Winn Dixie Stores and nine years at Save First Auto Parts. He was an avid reader and NASCAR fan, and enjoyed traveling. A dedicated Christian, he was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Guss Shelly, Dr. Rick Brooks and the Rev. Jay Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Beech Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, June Stanford of Saltillo; one brother, Gerald Stanford (Ann) of Tupelo; one sister, Marilyn Vail of Tupelo; his sister-in-law, Susan Stanford of Tupelo; a host of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Johnny Stanford.
Pallbearers will be the Napa sales staff, Rickey Talley, David Smith, James Tucker, Tony Isbel, Brennan Morgan, Tad Cummins and Warren Sherman. His nephews and nieces will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Food Pantry at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton Ave, Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Velma Shackelford
AMORY – Velma Brown Shackelford, 89, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Amory. She was born March 18, 1920, in Itawamba County to Alvie Soloman and Susie Ann Berryhill Brown. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Madison, Ala. An avid cook, she was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. She was a seamstress and a homemaker.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Sammy Joe Shackleford (Joan) and Clovis Don Shackleford (Vickie), both of Elkmont, Ala.; three grandchildren, Jeremiah Shackleford (Melanie), Jason Shackleford (Ashley) and Josh Shackleford (Courtney); four great-grandchildren, Jacob Skyler Shackleford, Casey Lee Shackleford, Austin Tyler Shackleford and Dalton Wade Shackleford; and one brother, Henry Brown (Kinlock) of Nettleton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clovis Shackelford, in 1988; two sisters, Loarine Curtis and Annie Mae Varnell; and one brother, David “Buddy” Brown.
Pallbearers will be Jeremiah, Jason and Josh Shackleford, David and Dennis Brown, and Mike and Greg Davis.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Lindell Horton
BOONEVILLE – Lindell W. Hinton, 81, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Robert Coleman
TUPELO – Robert Lee Coleman, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1943, in Caledonia to Henry and Beatrice Pruitt Coleman.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Red Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Marvin McWhorter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jessie Bell Coleman; six sons, Robert Charles, Archie Lee, Jesse Lee, Rocky, Ricky and Sylvester (Lateesha) Coleman, all of Tupelo; six daughters, Betty Shearon of Memphis, Phyllis, Judy, Jackie and Veronica Coleman, all of Tupelo; one brother, Aaron Thomas Coleman of Tupelo; one sister, Gracie Lee Howard of Hamilton; 22 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bonnie Ray and Lee Andrews Coleman; and one sister, Corene C. Foley.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour before service time at church.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Tony Murphy
COVINGTON, La. – Gerald Anthony “Tony” Murphy, 52, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Lakeview Regional Hospital in Covington, La., after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 28, 1956, in Columbus. He grew up in Lowndes County, graduating from New Hope High School. He attended Mississippi State University for five years, receiving his B.S. degree with a major in petroleum engineering. He lived many years in Tupelo where he had a long and prosperous career with Mississippi Valley Gas Company (Atmos). He married Jody Long Murphy in 2006 and they moved to Covington, La., where he was employed as a project engineer with Gulf South Pipe Line Company. He was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of Tupelo. He was a great outdoorsman and loved to hunt and spend his days on the golf course. He was a true Southern man and will be missed by many.
A service celebrating his life will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Jody Long Murphy of Covington, La.; his four children, Joseph Murphy, Julie Anna Murphy and Vaughan Murphy, all of Oxford, and Sarah-Anne Murphy of Tupelo; his parents, Jack and Melvalene Murphy of Sneads, Fla.; one grandchild, Henry Elvis Phipps, and his father, Ryan; two sisters, Liz Thompson (Jim) of Crawford and Buffy Murphy of Birmingham, Ala.
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Laura Dean Eaves Murphy, on May 2, 2009.
Visitation is from 3 p.m. to service time on Sunday only.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Billy Harper
OKOLONA – James William “Billy” Harper, 80, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 16, 1929, in Chickasaw County on Sept. 16, 1929 to James Edward and Bessie Glen Jolly Harper. A lifelong Chickasaw Countian, he served in the U. S. Navy/Merchant Marines in the post-World War II era. He was a self-employed truck driver, a grocery store owner and farmer, working the lands of Chuquatonchee Bottom and growing soybeans and cotton. He had a great ability to multi-task, enjoyed all his jobs, and loved the great outdoors, especially bird hunting. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okolona. He will be greatly missed by a grateful family and many friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Lynn Hughes officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time on Sunday only.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Day Harper of Okolona, whom he married June 31, 1956; three children, David Collums (Jeanie) of Houlka, Eddie Harper (Kim) of Houston and Glenda Lea Parker (Roger) of North Port, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Dana Michelle Walls, David Jason Collums, William Bradford Flowers, Michael Ruston Flowers, Shelley Louise Earrey, Casey Nicole Harper, Beth Harper, Alli Laney and Megan Laney; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Harper and Glenn Harper.
Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Harper, David Collums, all his grandsons, Glen McKissack, Bo Collums and Tony Ray.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main St., Box 1, Tupelo, MS. 38801; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS. 39236.

Marie Newborn
BOONEVILLE – Marie Newborn, 82, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member of Booneville Church of Christ.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Estes officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Sue Hanley (John) of Booneville and Judi N. Duckworth (John) of Roswell, Ga.; one son, Harold C. Newborn of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Neva Bryant of Booneville; three brothers, Delmar Johnson, Jackie D. Johnson and Mark Johnson, all of Booneville; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Mark and Mary Gertrude Bonds Johnson; her husband, Harold A. Newborn; one sister, Nan Scott; two brothers, Charles Johnson and Ceborn Johnson; three infant brothers; and one granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Duckworth.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

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