Obituaries Sept. 27, 2009

Enos Moore
GRENADA – Enos Orie Moore, 96, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Grenada Living Center.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Southside Church of Christ in Grenada. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in Memory Hill Gardens in Bartlett, Tenn. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at National Funeral Home in Grenada.
Mary E. Mitchell
TUPELO – Mary Evelyn Scruggs Mitchell, 90, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the Gregory House, Traceway Retirement Community, after an extended illness. A Pontotoc County native, she was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Sherman as the only child to William Edwin Scruggs and Mary Lucille Ashe Scruggs. After graduating from Sherman High School in 1936, she attended Mississippi State College for Women, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in home economics in 1941. She immediately began a lengthy and distinguished career as a school teacher at Baldwin High School and subsequently as an Army wife. She taught in public, private and Department of Defense schools in Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and the Federal Republic of Germany.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and homemaker, she was first and foremost committed to her faith in God and in faithfulness to her church. She was married to her childhood sweetheart, James Marvin Mitchell, for 66 years and cared lovingly for him (a 100-percent disabled military veteran for more than 40 years) until his death in 2008. In retirement, she and her husband were residents of Panama City, Fla., where they were faithful members of First Baptist Church, from 1963 until their return home to Mississippi in 2002. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo at the time of her death.
Survivors include her twins, Lucy Evelyn Privett (Roane) of Oxford, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) James Edwin Mitchell (Donna) of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Beth Huntsberry (Scott), Melissa Gray (Neil), Kimberly Edwards (Rob), Michael Privett (Jennifer), Wendi Bramble (Jon); and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. on Monday at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home, Jefferson Street, in Tupelo, with graveside services immediately following at Sherman Cemetery with the Rev. David Eldridge officiating.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 501 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Mary McCalla
CORINTH – Mary Edna Willis Grissom McCalla, 91, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until service time.
Bob Hinton
BOONEVILLE – Lindell W. “Bob” Hinton, 81, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville and a 32nd degree Mason.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones and Bro. Taft Nethery officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hinton of Booneville; one daughter, Pamela Floyd of Booneville; one son Michael Hinton (Brenda) of Memphis; two sisters, Juanita Wilemon of Horn Lake and Geneva Wilemon of Fuquay, N.C.; three brothers, Cleo Hinton (Anita) of Mission, Texas, Barney Hinton (Violet) of Battle Creek, Mich.; and Claude Hinton (Linda) of Iuka; and two grandsons, Lindell H. Floyd of Booneville and Matthew T. Floyd of Cleveland.
He was preceded in death his parents, Lin and Lillie Higgenbottom Hinton; and three brothers, Clifford Hinton, Wendell Hinton and James Hinton.

James Dunlap
NEW ALBANY – James “Pop” Matthew Dunlap, 92, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at his residence.
He was born in Union County to George D. Dunlap and Mary Estell Higgins Dunlap on July 31, 1917. He was retired from Tennessee Gas Company and was a Mason and a Shiner. He enjoyed bird and rabbit hunting and raising bird dogs and beagles. He was a member of Glenfield Baptist Church.
Services will be today at 4 p.m. in the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Bill Everett and Bro. Rank Boyte officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Verna Mae Chunn Dunlap of New Albany; two daughters, Lynda Barkley (Thomas) of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Marie Coley (Jimmy) of New Albany; three sisters, Keron Wise of Memphis, Louise Rush of Florida and Maxine Easley of New Albany; one brother, Ottis Dunlap of Ashland; two grandchildren, Cheri Coley and Dr. Tom Barkley; and two great-grandchildren, Amanda Yoches and Jenna Marie Yoches.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Herring Pannell and Irma Littlejohn; one brother, L.T. Dunlap, and one great-grandson, Jacob Yoches.
Pallbearers will be Virgle Herring, Edward (Boots) Herring, Ray Tate, Johnny Fitzgerald, Steven Fitzgerald and Tracy Chism.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. today prior to the service.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Eddie Venson
SAREPTA – Eddie Venson, 97, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Hazel Montgomery
WALNUT – Hazel Montgomery, 90, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
Claudia McBryde
NEW ALBANY – Claudia Rudell Dunlap McBryde, 94, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Union County Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Albany. She was born March 16, 1915, in New Albany to the late C.D. and Annie Riller Armstrong Dunlap. She was the widow of Willie Richard McBryde. She was a retired sales clerk for Fred’s Department Store. She enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. She was a member of Glenfield Baptist Church.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service with Rev. Terry Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Shelton of New Albany; four sons, Billy McBryde of Columbus, Edwin D. McBryde (Virginia) of Cordova, Tenn., Roger C. McBryde (Shirley) of New Albany and Larry H. McBryde (Jerri) of Bartlett, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, AnnaBelle D. Dye, Velma Shirley and Clyte Mason; and two brothers, Elva Dunlap and James Dunlap.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Lloyd Sanderson
RIPLEY – Jesse Lloyd Sanderson, 86, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was retired from American Biltrite Corporation and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving during World War II. He was a member of Union Church of Christ.
Services will be today at 4 p.m. at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Dr. Patrick Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
He is survived by one brother, Vardie Sanderson (Linda) of Ashland; three nieces, Terri Hill (Robert) of Memphis, Bonnie Jordan of Ripley and Tammy Miller (J.D.) of Moscow, Tenn.; four nephews, Tommy Sanderson (Nancy) of Memphis, Kenneth Sanderson (Carolyn), Danny Bennett (Sherry), and Randy Bennett (Charlotte), all of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse F. and Ora Shelton Sanderson; three sisters, Govie Sanderson, Mavis Bennett and Lillian Sanderson; and one brother, Harold Sanderson.
Visitation will be today from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Union Church of Christ, c/o Dr. Patrick Chapman, 1300 CR 703, Ripley MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guest book, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Lillie Rider
PONTOTOC – Lillie Mae Chaney Rider, 86, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
She was born in Walker County, Ala., on May 22, 1923, and raised in Arkadelphia, Ala.
Arrangements are being handled by Hanceville Funeral Home in Hanceville, Ala., where the family will receive friends today from 5:30-9 p.m. Services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Valley View Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Young officiating. The body will lie in state one hour before service time. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, Doug Wilson (Mona) of Arkadelphia; a daughter, Janice Rider Young (Dan) of Pontotoc; a son, James Euley Rider (Joanie) of Lumberton; a sister-in-law, Joyce Jacobs (James) of Arkadelphia; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Chaney and Robert and Lela Watson; her husband, James Daniel Rider; three brothers, Johnny Chaney (Gertrude), Bob Watson (Joyce) and James Watson; and two sisters, Dorothy Chaney (Bibb) and Ann Chaney Dean (Howard).
Eugene Williford
ASHLAND – Eugene Franklin Williford, 94, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley.
He was a retired business owner of Williford Salvage and a carpenter. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Minister Glen Fann officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Church of Christ Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Alvie Williford (Louise) of Blue Mountain, Jimmy Williford (Doris) of Ripley and Edsell Williford (Martha) of Grand Junction, Tenn.; one sister, Hazel Ross of Ripley; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Lee Linville Williford; his parents, Elmer Lee and Bertie Curtis Williford; three sisters, Louise, Pauline and Doris; and four brothers, Claiborne, Rudolph, James and Woodrow.
Pallbearers will be Keith Williford, Joey Williford, Jimmy Harris, Blake Harris, Glenn Wilson and Cory Smith.
Visitation will be Monday from noon until service time.
To view and sign the online guest book, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

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 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 Chuquantonchee 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. today at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Lynn Hughes officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today only.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Day Harper of Okolona, whom he married June 30, 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, Carli Beth Harper, Alli Laney and Megan Laney; 11 great-grandchildren; and 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 W. Main St., Box 1, Tupelo, MS 38801; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.

Johnnie Belle
NEW ALBANY – Johnnie McDonald Belle, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Lewis Bridges
VINA, Ala. – Lewis Bridges, 53, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.

Irene Ray
RIPLEY – Irene Ray died Saturday, 93, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Tippah County Hospital.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Dorothy L. Davis
HOUSTON – Dorothy Louise “Mama Dorothy” Lockley Davis, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. She was born May 19, 1922, in Myrtle to Henry Carter Lockley and Willie Eunice Williams Lockley. She was a sweet Christian woman and a dedicated member of Saxon Memorial Church of the Nazarene where she had been a daycare worker. The numerous children she raised always held a very special place in her heart. She later worked at the food counter at Rexal Drug Store.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. Mitchell Powell and Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at Houston Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Myra Kay Davis of Houston; a son, Terry Wayne Davis (Cheryl Trimble) of Pueblo, Colo.; a step-daughter-in-law, Mary Davis of Houston; a sister, Joyce Holman (Jay) of Houston; two grandsons, Jeremy Davis of Houston and Timothy Davis (Jamie) of Denver; two step-granddaughters, Sheri Alford (Sherman) of Houston and Lynn Knobel (Greg) of Tallahassee, Fla.; and two step-great-grandchildren, Shana Alford and Natalie Knobel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elon Victor Davis; her parents; a stepson, Adolph Davis; a sister, Christine Austin; and four brothers, Earnest Lockley, Howard Lockley, Richard Lockley and Alva Lockley.
Pallbearers will be Sherman Alford, Butch Austin, Willie Austin, Larry Lockley, Jon Hall and Deedy Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Rad Clark, R.C. Wheeler and Earl Hill.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at Houston Funeral Home.
Family and friends may sign the online guest register at houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Bobby Coggin
NETTLETON – Bobby Joe Coggin, 61, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis after an extended illness.
He was born on April 3, 1948, in Lee County to Charles Binford and Eunice Mae Smith Coggin. He was a lifelong resident of Lee County, a disabled mechanic at Red Cap Industries in Tupelo, and a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Germany during the Vietnam Era. He was also a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and enjoyed deer hunting, boating and camping.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. David Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery with military honors.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Westmoreland Coggin of Nettleton; his mother, Eunice Mae Smith Coggin of Nettleton; one daughter, Nancy Moore (David) of Nettleton; one sister, Linda Randle of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Jimmy W. Coggin of Nettleton; and two grandchildren, Lauren and Chris Moore, both of Nettleton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Binford Coggin.
Pallbearers will be Pat Malone, Travis Mask, Joey Mask, Lamar Pettigrew, Michael McCollum and Henry Kyle.
Honorary pallbearers will be J.L. Westmoreland, Sammy Sullivan and members of the Shiloh Hunting Club.
Visitation will be from 5-8 tonight and will continue from noon until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Louise Fox
CALHOUN CITY – Louise Fox, 77, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Calhoun City Health Services.
She was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Calhoun County, the daughter of Ruthie Mae Milton and Cliff Suggs. She retired from Trace Regional Hospital after working there for 25 years. She was a member of Friendship M.B. Church in Calhoun City.
Survivors include her husband of more than 60 years, R.D. Fox of Calhoun City; eight children, Mary Parker of Toledo, Ohio, Ada Armstrong (Charles) of Calhoun City, Dike Fox (Daisy) of Vardaman, Jerry Fox (Betty) of Calhoun City, Lounette Fox of Calhoun City, Craig Fox (Charlene) of Houtson, James Fox (Linda) of New Llano, La., and Delisa Flynn (John) of Mountain Top, Penn.; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Annie Ruth Taylor (Joe) of Chicago, Jennette Mitchell of Meridian, and Louise Powell of Calhoun City; one aunt, Zelma Williams of Derma; and a host of family and friends.
Viewing will begin at noon today. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. at Friendship M.B. Church with Dr. Willie B. Lairy and Pastor Tracy Foxx officiating.

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