Obituaries September 13, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Willie Willingham
OXFORD – Willie C. Willingham, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. He was a native of Lafayette County and a member of North Hopewell M.B. Church, where he served faithfully as a yard usher for many years. He was a retired employee of the University of Mississippi. He loved to hunt, farm, fish and cut wood.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Rev. Jamuel Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Emmaline Willingham of Oxford; two daughters, Lillie Buck of Water Valley and Emma (Joel) Price of Oxford; three sons, W.C. (Laverne) Willingham, Albert (Rose) Willingham and Lloyd Anderson, all of Oxford; five sisters, Lula Pratcher of Memphis, Dororthy Fondren and Annie White, both of Oxford, Nina Hervey of Detroit, Mich., and Ethel Richardson of Rock Island, Ill.; four brothers, James Joy of Harrisburg, Pa., L.A. Joy of Water Valley, L.P. Joy of Holly Springs and Marvin Willingham of Memphis; 21 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at North Hopewell M.B. Church in Taylor.

Janie Fitch
OXFORD – Janie Ernestine Shaw Fitch, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Oxford. Born in Oxford, MS, she was a retired office manager for The Women’s Clinic. Mrs. Fitch was a member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, the College Hill Community Association and College Hill Presbyterian Women of the Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at College Hill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Alan Cochet and Bro. Randy Hope officiating. Burial will follow at College Hill Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Sallis of Oxford and Alice Marascalco of Grenada; one son, Homer Shaw Fitch of Oxford; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.B. Fitch.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: College Hill Presbyterian Church Fence Fund, 339 CR 102, Oxford, MS 38655 or the French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Jim Sharp
STARKVILLE – James “Jim” Sharp Jr., 89, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Starkville.

Jim Marlar
BURNSVILLE – James “Jim” Marlar Sr., 47, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at his home.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Antioch Freewill Baptist Church. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Michael Patterson
OKOLONA – Michael Patterson, 48, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Huey Greene
MARIETTA – Huey Roland Greene, 75, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Feb. 14, 1936, to Herman and Vivian Williams Greene in Prentiss County. He was a farmer in his earlier years, and after attending The Regional Rehab and Training Center in Tupelo, he was employed by Rockwell International. He was baptized into Christ in August 1958. He was a faithful member of the Zion Rest Church of Christ and an honorary member of the Marietta Lions Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Tony Brown, Calvin Barber and Ricky Greene officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery.
He is survived by seven sisters, Rachel Rossi of St. Louis, Mo., Pat Chapple (Leon) and Lou (Clarence) Thomas, both of Marietta, Joyce (Calvin) Barber of Booneville, Louise (Ed) Panis of Belden, Patricia (Hal) Hancock of Tupelo and Nancy (Ray) Smith of Guntown; two brothers, Lynn (Sarah) Greene of Marietta and William Greene of Dennis; one sister-in-law, Evonell Greene of Marietta; 25 nieces and nephews; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lamar, Jimmy Lane and J.W. Greene; a sister, Nellie Simmons; a sister-in-law, Doretha Gentry Greene; and two nephews, Doug Berryhill and Bart Simmons.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Greene, Jake Greene, Malcolm Greene, Mark Thomas, Jim Barber, Jeff Michael, Hugh Greene, Greg Hancock and Jim Hancock.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Michael, Frank Rossi, Fred Rossi, Bob Rossi and Rod Simmons.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Marietta Lions Club.

Bob Harrison
NEW ALBANY – Bob Martin Harrison, 54, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at his residence. He was born June 10, 1957, in Lowndes County to James Lesley Harrison Sr. and Sarah Belk Harrison. He was employed as a metal fabricator.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Mark Nail officiating. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Wells Harrison of New Albany; his mother and stepfather, Sarah Belk Wilson and Carter Wilson of Caledonia; a daughter, Carley Harrison Livingston of Caledonia; a son, Cole Harrison of Caledonia; a sister, Haley Stout; a brother, Shawn Dale Harrison; and five grandchildren, Timothy Hall Jr., Seth Baird, Cary Livingston, Brice Livingston and Farah McClure.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Lesley Harrison Sr.; a daughter, Brandee Harrison Baird; a son, Cori Harrison; and two brothers, James Lesley Harrison Jr. and Allen Conerly Harrison.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Hope Krantz
ECRU – Marilyn Hope Shettles Krantz, 61, of Terrytown, La., died at her residence on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. She was born to Raymond and Ure Shettles on Oct. 25, 1949 in Ecru. She married Wayne Krantz and was a Navy wife and they served in many different places. They make their home in Louisianam where she worked for the Navy Activities Center for 25 years. She was of Baptist faith, devoted wife and mother.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Barry Littlefield officiating. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Wayne Krantz; one son, Marvin Krantz; her mother, Ure Shettles; one sister, Anne Wilder, several nieces and nephews, one special niece, Amber Preston.
She was preceded in death by her father, her sister and a special niece.
Pallbearers will be Ricky McKnight, Tim Wilder, Dennis Wilder, Randy Ward, Ronald McKnight and Richey Crew.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today before.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Maurice Bradley
CORINTH – Maurice Benjamin Bradley, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at his residence. He was a member of Foote Street Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from Quartet Trucking in Booneville. He loved his children and grandchildren and was loved by everyone who knew him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel with Minister Blake Nicholas and Bro. John Boler officiating.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Shirley Ann Miles Bradley of Corinth; two sons, Glen Bradley (Becky) of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Matthew Bradley (Brenda) of Corinth; a daughter-in-law, Christy Braddock of Corinth; six grandchildren, Lakann Reaves, McKayla Bradley, Tessa Jo Bradley, Taylor Bradley, Emily Bradley and Phillip Bradley; two brothers, Edward Earl Bradley (Jewell) and Danny Bradley (Sue); and three sisters, Joyce Holley (Jimmy), Clara Bennett (Johnny) of Corinth and Jeanette Kirk (Jerry) of Nashville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, M.C. “Mutt” and Edith Benjamin Bradley; mother-in0law, Verona Miles; and two sons, Steven and Jason Bradley.
Pallbearers will be Shorty Mincey, Bill Burse, Randy Bradley, Carry Gann, Chris Bradley and Doyle Mills.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Bradley’s nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be made to mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.

Bea Spencer
TUPELO – Beatrice “Bea” Spencer, 84, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was preceded in death, on August 21, 1996, by her husband, Arlon D. Spencer. Also, preceding her in death were her parents, Charlie and Ruby Bates, a sister, Hallie Anzuini, and a brother, Hollis Bates. She is survived by two sons, Jim A. Spencer (Brenda) of Tupelo and Dan C. Spencer (Lalia) of Jackson. Tenn.; a sister, Polly Vinson of West Memphis, Ark.; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Ms. Spencer was born in Lee County on March 6, 1927. She retired from Sears in Tupelo after many years of service. She was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Tupelo and loved the Lord and her Ruth Sunday School Class. She was a devoted wife and mother who dearly loved her family and always enjoyed cooking, gardening, and being with family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Chad Spencer, Jeff Spencer, Jeff Edgeworth, Chris Fleming, Sam Anzuini and John Repult.
The family would like to express gratitude to the staffs at Traceway Retirement Community, The Sanctuary Hospice House and Dr. Ken Harvey for the excellent care she received.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. A celebration of her life will be 1 p.m. at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with burial to follow at Lee Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, 300 N. Church Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.
W.E Pegues Funeral Directors in Tupelo will be handling arrangements, (662) 842-4872.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Marlis Steward
NEW ALBANY – Marlis Clark Steward, 93, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charlene Huff
PONTOTOC – Charlene Huff, 76, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Community Hospice in Verona. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Rev. Fred Hartley officiating. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Roberta Lynn Huff of Pontotoc, Deborah Sue Golden of Lenexa, Kan., and Thomas Michael Huff; four grandchildren, Timothy Eugene Golden, Cassandra Lynn Golden, Heidi Lynn Hurley and Cody Wade Holcomb; and two great-grandchildren: Jaxon Alekzander Harris and Maddox Leslie Harris.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Shackleford and Sally Helton Shackleford; her husband: Robert A. Huff; and a brother, Bobby Ray Shackleford.
Pallbearers will be Tim Golden, Cody Holcomb, Josh Harris, Bobby Shackleford, Charles Shackleford and Butch Stegall.
Visitation will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to: Community Hospice, 107 Skeet Drive, Verona, MS 38879.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Elroy Stone
RIPLEY – Elroy Elwood Stone, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at his home. He was born Oct. 6, 1928, to Herman Leo and Emma Sara Korhonen Stone in Pontiac, Mich. He was a retired welding engineer for Bechtel Corporation.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Clay Pritchett officiating. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Lee Stone Robertson (Michael) of Buckeye, Ariz., and Sandra Leigh Stone Malan of North Hills, Calif.; one son, Michael Elroy Stone of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Shirley Ann Lelvine of Phoenix, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Eleanor Wanke Stone; his parents; one sister, Dorothy Bosman; and one brother, Floyd Herman Stone.
Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Mary E. Burgess
HOUSTON – Mary E. Burgess, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 19, 1927, in Chickasaw County to Lee and Lola Rhodes. After graduating from Houston High School in 1945, she worked at Woolworth’s in Memphis. In Memphis she married Sgt. Vern Koons, USMC, of Joplin, Mo. They lived in Joplin a brief time before his death that same year. She returned to Chickasaw County and later married Thomas Edward Burgess of Houlka. They lived in Houston for most of their lives and were married for 59 years before his death in 2005.
Mrs. Burgess was employed as assistant purchasing agent by Franklin Manufacturing of Houston since its origination. A member of First Baptist Church of Houston, she looked forward to attending the Joy Club and taking part in fellowship with her friends. Other interests included her family, gardening, sewing and her cat, Felix.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home in Houston. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery.
Survivors include her son, Rod Burgess (Regina) of Brandon; her daughter, Pat Southerland of Houston; grandchildren, Casey Burgess (Stacy) of Brandon, Tiffany Fivecoat of Pearl and Deanna Collums of Cairo, Egypt; great-grandchildren, Macy, Meridaith and Memphis Burgess, Devin, Kayla and McKenzie Fivecoat, Shannon Collums and Joseph Ismaeil.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; siblings, Bethard McKibben, Esta Clark, Martha McKibben, Myra Hancock, Charles Rhodes, Cecil Rhodes, James Ed Rhodes and Johnny Rhodes; and a grandson, Zachary Childress.
Pallbearers will be David Rhodes, Scott Shempert, Gary Hancock, Byron Clark, Clay Clark and Hank Franklin.
Friends and family may leave a message on the website at houstonfuneralhomems.com.

James Holbrook
HOLLY SPRINGS – James “Bud” Holbrook, 84, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Christopher Personal Care Home in Holly Springs. He was born Oct. 22, 1926, in Potts Camp. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs and a superintendent at the Department of Parks and Recreation in Holly Springs. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a Mason and a past commander of the VFW.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Worsham officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Survivors include two daughters, Candace Logue of Vicksburg and Robin McNeill of Holly Springs; one sister, Patsy Moody; seven grandchildren, Megan Richard (Canon), Amanda Boone (Jonathan), Arielle Stallings (Nash), Adam Logue (Felicia), Hannah McNeill and Bronwyn Clanton (Barrett); five great-grandchildren, Aidan Dilley, Ella Kate Booe, Kaden Logue, Gaines Stallings and Lily Logue.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Maxey Holbrook; his father, Edgar Frank Holbrook; and his mother, Mary Colston Holbrook.
To access the guestbook, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.

Montroy Crump
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Harley Montroy Crump, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born Nov. 21, 1922, to Nathanial Lee and Mary Rooker Crump.
There will be no service. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
He is survived by one daughter, Cindy Turney (Rick) of Blue Mountain; one son, Harley E. Crump (Pam) of Kankakee, Ill.; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Robert Bridges
RED BAY, Ala. – Robert Olen Bridges , 77, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Hamilton, Ala. He was born Jan. 15, 1934 , to Johnny and Carrie Dees Bridges. He was raised in Red Bay. He was a bulldozer operator for many years and a veteran. He enjoyed fishing and camping.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kennedy’s Chapel Cemetery near Tremont with Bro. Ray Stevens officiating. McNeece -Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Bridges (Teresa) of Red Bay, Ala.; two daughters, Peggy Craig (Johnny) of Red Bay and Dianne Channell of Hamilton, Ala.; one brother, Benny Bridges of Red Bay; six grandchildren, Randy Garrison, Jonathan Craig, Tiffany Craig, David Lee Channell, Jessica Bridges Rogers and Mandy Bridges Perser ; nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Roy Bridges; a brother, Jay Bridges; a sister, Leo George; a great-granddaughter, Emma Elizabeth Craig; and his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Fulton.

Virginia Carty
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – Virginia Cruthirds Carty, 94, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Quince Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Calhoun City. She was a former resident of Calhoun City. She was a retired bookkeeper for Ball Building Supply and a member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City with the Rev. Jimmy Vance and the Rev. Charlie Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Calhoun City Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Bill Carty (Georgiana) of Germantown, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Carty Scola (Mike) and William Carty (Marti), all of Germantown; a niece, Joan Stewart, and a nephew, Mike Myers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph Carty; a son, James Lawrence; and her parents, Jim Porter Cruthirds and Edna Wright Cruthirds.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Stanley Smith
ABERDEEN – Stanley Mack Smith, 48, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at his home in Aberdeen. He was born April 6, 1963, in Jackson to Arnell Doster Smith and Billy Mack Smith. He was formerly a salesman for Budget Rental in West Point. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with E. Scott Allen officiating and Bro. Tyler Higginbotham assisting. Burial will follow in Howell Cemetery in the Athens Community of Monroe County. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother Arnell Smith of Aberdeen; one sister, Teresa Jones (Roger) of Aberdeen; one brother, Ed Chaney (Sharon) of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Mack Smith.
Pallbearers will be T. Mack, Michael N. Jones, Eddie Chaney, Jeffery Chaney, Justin Jones and David Glassgow.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Burless J. Oyler
TUPELO – Burless J. Oyler, 66, of Tupelo passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. He was born on Feb. 24, 1945, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Joe M. Oyler and the late Imogene Cornutt Oyler. He graduated from S.D. Lee High School in Columbus and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1973. He volunteered for active duty service in the Navy Seabees during the Vietnam War, and also served on active duty with the Naval Reserves during Desert Storm, stationed in Saudia Arabia. He continued to serve in the Naval Reserves, where he finally retired with the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. He retired in 2010 after 29 years with Renasant Bank, where he had many, many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Marilou Hunt Oyler; a son, Charlie Oyler and wife, Dawnmarie, of Cumming, Ga., and a daughter, Jennifer Oyler Olson and husband, Chris, of Little Rock, Ark. The apple of his eye was his little grandson, Connor, also of Little Rock. He is also survived by his father, Joe; a sister, Janice Nichols (Randy) of Roswell, Ga.; a brother, Winfred Oyler (Teri) of Millport, Ala.; three nieces and a nephew; and a large extended family.
Special thanks goes to the Oncology Ward nursing staff at North Mississippi Medical Center and the loving nurses at Sanctuary Hospice House.
A celebration of Burless’ life will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 175 Elvis Presley Drive, Tupelo. Family visitation will be at the church at 10 a.m. preceding the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to either Oak Hill United Methodist Church or Sanctuary Hospice House.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

June Armour
MADISON – June Olivia Carroll Armour, 89, died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Madison. She was born in Breckenridge, Texas, on Jan. 6, 1922, to Louis and Lillian Carroll. She married C. Dale Armour in 1945. They were married for 52 years until his sudden death in 1997. Mrs. Armour was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, grandmother-in-law and great-grandmother, whose only hobby was her family. Known as “Nana” by all who knew her, her presence, loving care and smiling eyes will be deeply missed.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Montgomery Cemetery in Madison with Rev. Carl Savell officiating.
She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Hale (Andy) of Madison, and two sons, Philip Armour (Carol) of Pensacola, Fla., and Louis Armour (Pam) of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Robyn Rose (David) of Tacoma, Wash.,, Tiffany Cardwell (Keith) of Loganville, Ga., Allyson Niven (Scott) of Kona, Hawaii, Amanda Williams (Adam) of Denver, Colo., Adam Armour (Amanda) of Tupelo, and Kristyn Armour of Tupelo; five great-grandchildren, River Rose, Trevor Rose, Colton Cardwell, Maile Niven and Alexander Niven; a sister, Jane Howard of Gilbert, Ariz.; a nephew, Jason Howard (Cindy) and Alex Howard.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Shepherd Center Fund, P.O. Box 1725, Tupelo, MS 38802.

Harold Pierce
SHANNON – Harold Pierce, 103, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

James A. Pettigo
SALTILLO – James Andrew Pettigo, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at his residence near Saltillo after an eight-month-long illness. He was born Jan. 2, 1930, in the Twenty Mile Bottom area of Itawamba County to Jack and Sallie Mae Roberts Pettigo. He lived most of his life in Lee County. For over 35 years, he worked with Abernathy and Clark Roofing Contractors in Tupelo. He enjoyed working on old cars, gardening and taking care of his dogs, Tootsie, Penny and Lady. He was a Baptist by faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Wesley Kingsley and Rev. Mackey Pettigo officiating. Burial will be in Eggville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Sue Martin of the Birmingham Ridge community, Elsie Pettigo of Mantachie and Shelia Hall of the Hebron community; two sons, Prentiss Lee Pettigo (Charlotte) of Saltillo and James Luther Pettigo of Mooreville; one sister, Delois West of the Ballardsville community, two brothers, T.J. Pettigo of Piggott, Ark., and Dewey Pettigo of Columbus; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and three special friends, Dean Sailors, Richard Fair and Tommy Raines.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sudie Mae Pettigo, on June 26, 2009; one son, Gary Ray Pettigo; two grandchildren, Sarah Pettigo and Douglas Pettigo; three sisters, Lavanie Duncan, Lucille Davis and Ruby Mitchell; and six brothers, Andy Pettigo, Connie Pettigo, Darrell Pettigo, Kenneth Pettigo, Ruble Pettigo and Ruben Pettigo.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers, and his granddaughters will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. on today and from 8 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home in Saltillo.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Lillie Blake
AMORY – Lillie M. Blake, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Mr. Roy B. “Sonny” Filgo
Okolona
11 a.m. Saturday
First United Methodist Church, Okolona
Visit: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday
Okolona Chapel
Private Burial in Lee Memorial Park
Visit: 10 a.m. to service time Saturday
At the church

Mildred T. Edwards
HOLLY SPRINGS – Mildred T. Edwards, 94, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at her home in Holly Springs.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.hsfuneralhome.com.

Vanessa Buchanan
NETTLETON – Vanessa Buchanan died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Fune