AMORY – Hector Manuel Rosado, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
NEW ALBANY – Johnnie Pearl McDonald Bell, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at her residence.
She was born in Union County on May 9, 1931, to the late John Calvin Knowles and Missouri Pearl Stanford Knowles. She was a retired cafeteria worker for New Albany City Schools and a homemaker and caregiver. She was an active member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, a former member of the Keownville Homemakers Club, and was the correspondent of the Eastern Lights Community for the New Albany Gazette. She loved working in her garden.
Her services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Bro. Don Wilson and Bro. Jason Pilcher officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m.
Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Bagwell (Rickey) of New Albany and Sharon Chunn (Pete) of New Albany; two stepdaughters, Peggy Rakestraw (Hollis) of New Albany and Carla Townsend (Bill) of Brandon; one stepson, Johnny Bell (Nancy) of New Albany; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Kermit McDonald, Noel Hill and Lester Bell; one son, Dennis McDonald; one sister, Laverne Richey Corbitt; and four brothers, Calvin Knowles, Lester “Ted” Knowles, Bondy Knowles and Esque Knowles.
Pallbearers will be Houston Richey, Hilton Richey, Donald Richey, Rickey Bagwell, Pete Chunn and Hollis Rakestraw.
Visitation will be tonight from 5-8 at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Harold Kydel “Ky” Greene, 44, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at his residence.
He was disabled and a member of the Holly Springs Church of Christ.
Services will be today at 3 p.m. at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Hillcrest in Holly Springs. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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 (Brad) 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.
WALNUT – Clarice Irene Appleton Ray, 93, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley.
Services will be at 12 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Tommy Wilder officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery in Tiplersville.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. today until service time.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
James A. Dean
CEDAR BLUFF – James A. “Jr.” Dean, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his home.
He was born Feb. 6, 1964, in New Orleans, La., to the late Peggy Bramlett Dean and James Alden Dean Sr. He had worked as a security guard and was a member of the Baptist church.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Donald Arrington officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Cedar Bluff.
Survivors include four sisters, Sara Hurst and Wanda Dean, both of Cedar Bluff, Susie Doster (Smokey) of Grenada and Janet Marie Wood (Nick) of Baton Rouge, La.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Nanette Latham.
Pallbearers will be Gauge Doster, J.T. Hurst, Brad Doster, Stanley House, Eddie Scott and Ray White.
Honorary pallbearers will be Corey Latham, Caleb Latham, Dr. Everett C. McKibben, Dr. Ronald Powell, fourth-floor nurses at Oktibbeha County Hospital, and the staff of Starkville Manor Nursing Home.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Bluff Cumberland Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Anna Sims, 911 Henryville Road, Cedar Bluff MS 39741.
Visitation will be tonight from 5-8 at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Nelda Tsagarkis died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home.
TISHOMINGO – Charles Patrick Schill, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be Monday, Oct. 5 in Wadena, Minn. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Vardell, Minn.
Visitation will be tonight from 5-8 at Corinthian Funeral Home in Corinth.
Memorials may be made to the Charles Schill Fund, 506 Kilpatrick St., Corinth MS 38834.
HALLTOWN, Ala. – Johnny Lewis “Bulldog” Bridges, 52, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Helen Keller Hospital. He was born Oct. 31, 1956, in Alabama to Johnny and Julia Embrey Bridges. He was an escort driver for mobile home manufacturers for 15 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Billy Nichols and Bro. Jerry Ginn officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Golden, Miss. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Sandra Bridges; one daughter, Constance Bridges; his mother, Julia Bridges; one brother, Frankie Bridges (Chrisjewel); one sister, Linda Williams; one nephew, Chris Williams, all of Halltown, Ala.; two nieces, Kayla Bridges of Hamilton, Ala., and Amber Bohannon (Nathan) of Vina, Ala.; and one great niece, Kenzlee Bohannon of Vina.
He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny “Jay” Bridges.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Cantrell, Earl Cantrell, Larry Cantrell, Greg Miller, Anthony Page and Don Berry.
The body will lie-in-state at the church from 10 a.m. until service time today.
TUPELO – Robert Lee “Coop” 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. today 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, Barbara White, 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.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.
Billy Fields Jr.
OKOLONA – Billy Fields Jr., 71, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House.
He was a member of Poplar Springs CME and a former employee of Mettloy and a National Guardsman.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Poplar Springs CME. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Bogan Fields of Okolona; three sons, Billy Wayne Bogan of Nettleton, Lamar Bogan of Aberdeen and Genniose Bogan of Okolona; four daughters, Billie Thompson of Louisiana, Lois Ivy of Shannon, Clara Fields of New York and Ann Fields of New York; six stepchildren; two brothers, Jesse Fields of Greenwood and Frank Fields of Kansas City; and five sisters, Juanita Johnson, Minnie Fields and Tisha Mallet, all of Chicago, Vernell Wilkins of Kansas City and Sally Crawford of Shannon.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. today with a wake from 6-7 p.m., both at the funeral home.
RIPLEY – Helon Lewellen, 91, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at the Tippah County Nursing Home in Ripley.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be tonight from 5-8 at Ripley Funeral Home.
ABERDEEN – J.P. Smith, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
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