Obituaries Sept 29, 2009

Eulos Long
AMORY – Charles Eulos Long, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks in Verona. He was born on Oct. 12, 1918, in Haleyville, Ala., to Charles W. Long Sr. and Portia Hargett Long. He grew up in Golden and had lived in Red Bay and for the past 20 years in Amory. He was a graduate of Fulton Schools. He married Opal Rea in 1947; she died in 1987. He married Eloise Deaton Collins on Oct. 15, 1989, in Red Bay, Ala. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Amory. He was employed as a produce manager at Piggly Wiggly in Red Bay before his retirement. He was a Mason, and a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Dr. Allen Simpson officiating. Graveside Service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Cemetery in Franklin County, Ala.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise Long of Amory; one daughter, Nancy Long Erwin and husband, Larry, of Decatur; one stepson, Marshall Collins of Little Birch, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Key of Warrior, Ala., and Linda Smith and husband, Roy, of Nettleton; two brothers, Julian Long of Iuka and Theron Long and wife, Mary Sue, of Hernando; 12 stepgrandchildren, Scott Erwin, Laura Erwin, Tobin Smith, Stephen Smith, Jason Smith, Terri Hall, Stephanie Scott, Tamri Campbell, Sherri Young, Daniel Key, Blake Collins and Joey Collins; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and two brothers, Herman and Hollis Long.
Pallbearers will be Glenn Vinson, Craig Long, John Kent, Steve Butler, Vince Long and Jeff Long. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Hilliard, Frank Finney, Melvin Renfro, Joe Burks, Hal Rogers, Keith Allen, Tommy Tapp and the Sunday Offering Group.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. today and will continue until service time Wednesday.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Amory MS 38821.
Donald Hamilton
TUPELO – Donald Hamilton, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born May 10, 1934, on the Isle of Man, off the west coast of England. In his teens, he was an avid swimmer and rugby player, and he raced motorcycles. He played rugby until he moved to the U.S. in 1966. While in the Royal Signal Corps of the British Army paratroopers, he was in the Army Honor Guard that lined the route during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. He moved to the U.S. to manufacture ponchos for the Korean War. Later he manufactured women’s wear in Alabama. From there he moved to California to manufacture men’s sportswear for Hang Ten and Ocean Pacific (OP). While working for OP, he lived in Hong Kong, Panama and England. The last years of his career were spent n Guatemala, Jamaica and Bangladesh, running factories for a Korean company. For the past few years the highlight of his week has been a call to his daughters in England to hear about the grandchildren’s swim meets and their music lessons. Don loved music and was learning to play blues on the piano before his stroke eight years ago. He was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Barbara Moreland Hamilton of Tupelo; two daughters, Stephanie Young (Jay) and Donna Cowan (Tim); four grandchildren, Taylor and Madison Young, and Cameron and Hayden Cowan; his first wife, Murlis Hamilton, all of Colchester, England; his mother-in-law, Mildred Moreland of Tupelo; and two sisters-in-law, Joyce Davis (Buddy) of Tupelo and Marsha Cole (Ken) of Fairhope, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
While no services will be held, a time of visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors on Jefferson Street.
Memorials may be made to The Children’s Mansion, 1801 East Main, Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Glen Millican
BLUE SPRINGS – Audrey Glen Millican, 99, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Jan. 2, 1910, in Union County to Thomas Edward Millican and May Dillard Millican. He was a farmer and a member of Ellistown Baptist Church. He served as a deacon since 1945 and a Sunday School teacher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Ellistown Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Powell officiating. Burial will be in the Ellistown Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one niece, Zana Lee McDonald, and four nephews, Byron Millican, Norris Millican, Ronald Roberts and Willie Ray Bush.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Zelma Bryan Millican; a sister, Allene Roberts; and a brother, Claude Millican.
The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. today.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Jimmy White
COLUMBUS – Jimmy Earl White, 49, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. Burial was in Forest Cemetery in Ethelsville, Ala.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236; Fairview Baptist Church, 127 Airline Road, Columbus, MS 39702; or Meadowood Baptist Church, 1510 Hatley Road, Amory, MS 38821.
Sam Rosado
AMORY – Hector M. “Mr. Sam” Rosado, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his home after a short illness. A native of Santruce, Puerto Rico, he was born Oct. 12, 1934, to Felix Antonio and Anna Encarnacion Rosado. After graduation from high school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he joined the Army. He served in the Korean conflict and transferred to the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam as a Seabee member. He served in the Guard Reserve and Civil Air Patrol, later joining the U.S. Air Force until he retired in 1994 with the rank of Master Sergeant after 28 years of service to his country. He held degrees in accounting and business management. While in the Air Force, he trained as a paralegal and studied AC & W radar and electronics. While living in Gulfport, he served the federal district court system as a Spanish translator in that city and also in New Orleans. He held the rank of captain in the Civil Air Patrol.
In 1989, he and his wife, Anita, surrendered to full-time mission work with the Southern Baptist Convention, serving in Billings, Mont., at the Montana Rescue Mission. He made five mission trips to Honduras and, with the help of his wife, opened and operated a food pantry and family crisis center while continuing to help the homeless, hidden homeless and those in need through his church, Temple Baptist Church in Gulfport. He enjoyed fishing, working crossword puzzles, and speaking to groups about our duty to God and country. His biggest loves were his church, Meadowood Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir, and his wife and family.
An avid writer, while in Vietnam he wrote back articles which were published in his local newspaper. His hobby was writing essays about his country and patriotism, and because of this he won top national honors five times from the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge. He was also awarded the Civil Air Patrol Grover Loening Aerospace Award in 1985. He designed the base plaque for the Navy Seabee base in Gulfport in 1985. His winning drawing hangs at the base and at the U.S. Navy Base Museum in Gulfport.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Dr. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park with full military honors.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Anita Louise Coutlee Rosado of Amory; three sons, Dale A. Rosado of Hattiesburg, Alex Rosado of Natchez and Darrin A. Rosado of Ocean Springs; one daughter, Cheryl Dennis; and two stepdaughters, Cynthia Kelly (Roger) and Peggy Pitre (John).
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, George Rosado; one son, Dennis Rosado; one stepson, Harold E. Randall; three sisters, Gladys Ruth Solia, Lydia Juanita Rosado and Gloria Ester Rosado.
Honorary pallbearers will be American Legion Post 25, Dr. Gerald Parker and Heritage Hospice Staff.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

John Hampton
HOLLY SPRINGS – John Albert Hampton, 58, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Wednesday.

Sarah Brooks
HOUSTON – Sarah Dell Moore Brooks died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Community Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Houston Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mildred L. Simmons
TUPELO – Mildred L. Simmons, 52, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, after a long illness. She was a member of Spring Hill M.B. Church, where she was a member of the Usher Board, chairperson of the Drill Team and former youth department director. She was a member of the NAACP, where she was secretary for a number of years. She was a member of the National Council of Negro Women, Committee for King and the Daughters of Elks Kissia Clifton Temple 671.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Gary Long Sr. officiating. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Eddie Simmons of Tupelo; one son, James Caradine of Clarkdale; one sister, Joyce Reed of Shannon; three brothers, Ellis “Buba” Caradine, Prentiss (Carrie) Caradine and Adam Troy Caradine, all of Shannon; one uncle, Algie Fells; a special aunt, Pearlie Mae Neal; seven sisters-in-law and seven brothers-in-law; her mother-in-law, Lillian Simmons of Tupelo; nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel. The body will be placed in the church one hour before service time.
Online condolences can be made at www.grayson-portersmortuary.com.

Helon Lewellen
RIPLEY – Helon Vernice Mauney Lewellen, 91, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born Aug. 10, 1918, to T.A. Mauney and Myrtle Childs Mauney. She was a member of Palmer Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Charles W. Lewellen (Peggy), Larry Joe Lewellen (Shelia) and Gary Don Lewellen (Judy), all of Ripley; one sister, Frances Mauney of Ripley; one brother, T.A. Mauney Jr. (Opal) of Lewisville, Texas; seven grandchildren, Kari Haynes (Sean) of Memphis, Tim Lewellen (Natalie) of Oxford, Mindy Edwards (Kevin) of Olive Branch, Jody Lewellen (Mandi) of Decatur, Ala., and Rebekah Lewellen of Ripley, Brandi Rowland (Steve) and Dylan Lewellen, all of Ripley; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Lewellen; her parents; one sister, Eudell Goforth; one brother, Bennie Mauney; and one grandson, Wes Rowland.
Pallbearers will be Tim Lewellen, Jody Lewellen, Dylan Lewellen, Gerald Goforth, Jerry Goforth and Steve Rowland.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Hazel Montgomery
WALNUT – Hazel Bartlett Montgomery, 90, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a homemaker and a member of Community Pentecostal Church in Walnut.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Community Pentecostal Church in Walnut with Bro. Titus Mathis and Bro. Randy Flake officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Bobbye Hall (Ernie) of Walnut; one son, Sammy Montgomery (Reta) of Olive Branch; three sisters-in-law, Wanda Hill Bartlett of Bolivar, Tenn., Marian Smith Bartlett of Walnut and Betty Rose Jackson Bartlett of Bolivar, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Monty Hall, Teddy Hall, Kristy Paseur, Dana Crowell, Robert Montgomery, Chad Montgomery, Mark Montgomery and Daniel Montgomery; nine great-grandchildren, Destiny Hall, Brittany Crowell, Hillary Crowell, Silas Montgomery, Titus Montgomery, Noah Montgomery, Phillip Montgomery, Michael Montgomery and Bret Montgomery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall L. Montgomery; her parents, Oscar Scally and Mirtie Voyles Bartlett; one son, Scally Montgomery; three sisters, Hermie V. Nails, Lela Hudson and Lila Furtick; a half sister, Ruby Sides; and three brothers, G.C., Billy Ray and James Bartlett.
Pallbearers will be Robert Montgomery, Chad Montgomery, Mark Montgomery, Daniel Montgomery, Woody Nails and William Roberson.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at the church.

Nelda Tasgarakis
CORINTH – Nelda Tasgarakis died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Hinkle Creek Cemetery.
Lavern James
MEMPHIS – Lavern Pinion James, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Methodist Germantown Hospital after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Clear View Baptist Church in Nesbit. Known by her grandchildren as “Mamaw,” she was an accomplished quilter, seamstress, gardener and cook.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Hooker officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Lafayette County.
Survivors include her daughter, Ann Hearn and husband, Fred, of Germantown, Tenn.; her son, Henry Martin James of Olive Branch; seven grandchildren, JoBeth Hearn Hooker (Robert), Freddie Hearn, Jeff Hearn (Vicki), Tracy James (Barbie), Todd James (Denise), Tim James (Melanie) and Ty James (Mary); 19 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William Floyd James; her parents, Jesse and Ruthie Edwards Pinion; three brothers, Cleland, Cleburn and Roy; a son, William Glyn, and a daughter-in-law, Diane Beretta James.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Shiloh Cemetery Fund, 31 CR 429, Oxford, MS 38655.
Visit the website, www.wallerfuneralhome.com, for online condolences and guest registry.

Michael D. Campbell
TUPELO – Michael Darron Campbell, 39, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Tupelo, he was born Aug. 13, 1970, to Robert Luther and Mary Evelyn Hankins Campbell. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Memorial services will be 4 p.m. today at the family residence, 1189 Hankins Street, with visitation following until 6 p.m. The Rev. Phillip McCoy will officiate. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Katie Campbell of Pontotoc; his mother, Mary E. Gibson of Tupelo; his sister, Martha Lynn “Sissy” Young (Frank) of Glen; one brother, Robert Luther “Buddy” Campbell Jr. (Kristie) of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Luther “Sonny” Campbell; and his grandparents, Roy and Lillie Mae Hankins.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Amanda Westmoreland
TUPELO – Amanda Turner Westmoreland, 29, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at her residence. A Tupelo native, she was born Aug. 6, 1980, to Paul Edward and Marketta James Turner. She loved her three sons and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Paul Stupka officiating. Burial will be in Longview Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Jonathan Westmoreland of Tupelo; her three sons, Boston Jude Turner, Hayden Elijah Turner and Dylan Isaiah Turner, all of the home; her parents, Paul E. and Marketta Turner of Pontotoc; four sisters, Layla Murphree (Danny), Sara Turner, Anna Turner and Cara Turner, all of Pontotoc; four brothers, Paul Turner Jr. (April) of Tupelo, and James Turner, John Turner and Joseph Turner, all of Pontotoc; one sister-in-law, Rachel Westmoreland of Pontotoc; two brothers-in-law, Jody Westmoreland (Brandi) of Ecru and Ethan Westmoreland of Pontotoc; her in-law, Dennis and Jill Westmoreland of Pontotoc.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Smith, Nickey Smith, Jody Westmoreland, Ethan Westmoreland, Cody Rainer Danny Murphree.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Glen Howard Jr.
CORINTH – Glen Howard Jr., 77, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at his home.
Services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

Blanche Meeks
TIPLERSVILLE – Blanche Marie Meeks, 89, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at her son’s home in Tiplersville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Benny Bean
OKOLONA – Benny Bean, 62, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at the Bethany Hospice Center in Auburn, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel.
Charlie Hodges
BELOIT, Wis. – Charlie Ray Hodges, 50, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daley-Murphy-Wish & Associates. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery in Beloit. Serenity Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sherman Grove M.B. Church in Sherman.

Robert Warren
HURRICANE – Robert Dean Warren, 57, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was a retired diesel mechanic. He enjoyed playing his guitar.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with J.W. Owen Jr. and Bill Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Sand Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include his daughter, Marcie Dawn Warren White and husband, Dustin; his parents, Bob Warren and JoLane Warren; and his brother, Mike Warren and wife, Judy.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert D. Warren Jr.
Pallbearers will be Chance Graham, Chris Russell, Jeff Shettles, Mike Spears, Mark Wood and Wayne Wood. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacky Bramlitt, Johnny Bramlitt, Tommy Cobb and Jerry Short.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Sand Springs Cemetery Fund or the Warren Cemetery Fund.

Robin Cotten Sr.
OXFORD – Robin O. Cotten Sr., 89, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born Nov. 9, 1919, in Memphis, where he attended public schools. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 with the 7th Fleet in the Pacific. He was a graduate of the Southern Law University in Memphis and a retired FBI agent. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Oxford, the Tennessee and Mississippi State Bar Association, the Lafayette County Bar Association, the American Legion, VFW, FBI Possible Club, Mississippi-Tennessee Peace Officers Association, the Federal Criminal Investigators Association, a charter member of the Mississippi Boys and Girls Ranch and NARFE.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his daughter, Anne Cotten Elmore of Cookeville, Tenn.; two sons, Robin O. Cotten and wife, Mary, of Hernando and Albert S. Cotten and wife, Earmel, of Water Valley; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Ramona Stockton Cotten.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 800 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655 or the charity of the donors choice.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

James Todd
NETTLETON – James Eldridge Todd, 78, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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