Obituaries September 12, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Fred Zeinner
AMORY – Fred Zeinner, 66, died on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his residence. Born on Dec. 21, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late Frederick and Jeanette Daniels Zeinner. He attended Goshen, Ohio, High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, honorably serving his country from 1963 – 1966 during Vietnam. After service, he graduated from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, and from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. He was a mechanical engineer in the petro-chemical field most of his life. With faith guiding his life after professing Jesus as his Lord, he was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Passionate about brain cancer awareness, he would assist others with cancer. A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of Smithville Masonic Lodge 548. Loving country living, he enjoyed boating, working in his shop, fishing and listening to bluegrass, Jimmy Buffett and Cajun music.
He is survived by his wife, Beverley Pound Zeinner of Amory; daughter, Alana Zeinner; son, Joseph Zeinner (Amy); sisters, Joann Corwin (Ronny) and Pat MacClanahan (Mac); brother, William Zeinner (Lupé); grandchild, Erik Zeinner; special nephew, Mike Williamson; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jerry Irvin.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Coggins officiating. Military honors and Masonic rites will be bestowed during the service.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Irvin, Mike Williamson, Terry Hall and Tom Crook.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821 or to Project Hope, 255 Carter Hall Lane, Millwood, VA 22646.
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Dr. J. Craig Martindale Sr.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Dr. J. Craig Martindale Sr., 71, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. A native of Hopewell, he was the son of the late Kelton and Syble Proctor McAlister. He was the minister of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro. He held the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, serving as a chaplain and artillery officer.
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 11, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro with the Rev. Tommy Jobe, Dr. Rebecca Salisbury and Dr. Phil Sumrall officiating. Woodfin Funeral Home of Murfreesboro was in charge of arrangements.
A second service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Walnut. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Dana Overby Martindale; a son, Craig Martindale Jr. (Frances) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a daughter, Kelli Everett (Jeremy) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a stepson, Brian Burnette of Chattanooga; and two grandchildren, Trip Martindale and Allyson Everett.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Troy Baker
HICKORY FLAT – Troy Edward Baker, 77, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Marshall County to Berry Baker and Velma Odell Thomas Baker. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a retired factory worker and a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery in Hickory Flat. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Baker of Hickory Flat; two daughters, Rheta Hamlet (Danny) of New Albany and Pam Hale (Tommy) of Hickory Flat; a son, Charles Baker (Virginia) of Dumas; five stepdaughters, Shelia Frazier (Hank), Susan Frazier (Hayes), Sharon Chism (Rex), Sandra Hipps (Larry) and Sara Jackson (Scott); and two grandchildren, Christopher Hamlet and Alisha Roque.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lonavee Baker and Hazel Baker; a brother, Elaine Thomas; and two granddaughters, Jessica Baker and Danna Hamlet.
Pallbearers will be Danny Hamlet, Christopher Hamlet, Lee Hale and Danny Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Danna Hamlet Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Regions Bank, New Albany.
In honor of Mr. Baker, United Funeral Service, Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
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Mildred Patrick
FALKNER – Mildred L. Yates Patrick, 94, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at her residence in Falkner. She was born March 21, 1918, to William Almos Yates and Mamie Eaton Yates. She attended Falkner Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Stanley Huddleston and Lindsey Voyles officiating. Burial will be in Falkner Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathy Moran of Falkner, Paula Goolsby (Danny) and Peggy Beebe, both of Ripley; seven grandchildren, Brad Moran (Tammy) of Falkner, Pat Goolsby (Amy) of Ripley, Chris Goolsby of Glen, Mandy Yatta (Joe) of Olive Branch, Ray Beebe, Lori Beebe and Amy Beebe; several great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mat Jones and Lula Hill, both of Falkner, and Dot Hoenick of Lyons, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hubert Patrick; two sisters, Gladys Roberts and Willa Yates; and one brother, Clyde Yates.
Pallbearers will be Brad Moran, Pat Goolsby, Chris Goolsby, Joe Yatta, Danny Goolsby and Clint Alberson. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Jones and Bobby Hill.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
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Mildred Deibel
HOUSTON – Mildred Inez Millie Russell Deibel, 84, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. She was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Pleasant Hill community to Ivan Lee Russell and Fredia Russell Bailey. She was a former alderwoman on the board in Vardaman for a number of years. She was the founder of the Deibel Personal Care Home for Disabled Veterans for the past 45 years.
A memorial service will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Houston Funeral Home with Father Bob Dalton speaking at 2 p.m.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet Cross of Houston; five grandchildren, Aliza Cross of Houston, Rebecca Dallas, Amy Dallas, Lisa Dallas and husband, and Michael Dallas (Jennifer), all of Florida; sisters, Rubye Light (Odel) of Florence, Ala., and Pat Easley (Harold) of Houston; brother, Paul Russell (Annetta) of Vardaman; and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Joseph Deibel; a daughter, Patricia Dallas; and two brothers.

Billy Clyde Jones
CORINTH – Billy Clyde Jones, 57, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at noon today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to service time today.
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Donna Baggett
RED BAY, Ala. – Donna F. Baggett, 62, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Helen Keller Hospital.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.

Jacqueline Pannell
RACINE, Wis. – Jacqueline Pannell died at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Carole Spencer
CORINTH – Carole Spencer died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.

Brenda Irions
WEST POINT – Brenda Lane Irions, 52, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at noon Saturday at House of Refuge Church in West Point. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday with a wake from 7 to 8 p.m. The body will lie in repose at the church from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Dorothy Hill
BALDWYN – Dorothy Hill, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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