Obituaries September 16, 2010

Jack Riley Warren
BELDEN – Jack Riley Warren, infant, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 2010, to Marvin Thomas Warren and Anna Brooke Warren.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 16, 2010, in the Garden of Innocence at Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his parents, Marvin Thomas Warren and Anna Brooke Warren; one brother, Timothy Austin Thomas Warren; two sisters, Haley Nicole Warren and McKenzie Grace Montgomery; his grandparents, William Thomas Warren Jr. (Janice) of Okolona, Nicky Ann Rossell of Blue Springs, Bill Rossell of Myrtle and Tammy Thomas of Myrtle.

Special Words from your Family

“A butterfly lights besides us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belongs to the world.
But then it flies once again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it.”

“Jack Riley Warren, even though you were with us for such a short time, you made one of the biggest impacts in our hearts. We will love you forever. We will see you again one day.”
Love You So Much,
Mamaw & Papaw Warren

“Love and Miss You.”
MeMe

“Love you always.”
Papaw & Tammy

“You will always be our baby, and we will miss and love you so much.”
Love,
Mama & Daddy

For online condolences, visit the website at www.leememorialonline.com.

Mary Jarrell
WEST POINT – Mary Pauline Langford Jarrell, 57, died at Druid City Hospital in Northport, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Austin Krosp
TUPELO – Daniel Austin Krosp, 16, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center as the result of a car accident. He was born on Sept. 27, 1993, in Tupelo. He was a student at Mooreville Junior High. He loved to hunt, ride four-wheelers and just hang out with his friends. He was a member of Word of Life Church of Tupelo.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, with Pastor Tommy Galloway officiating. Burial will be Keyes Cemetery in Dorsey.
Survivors include his parents, Danny and Rhonda Krosp of Tupelo; two sisters, Mandolyn Shurden and Kayla Krosp of Tupelo; his grandparents, Wayne and Judy Parker of Tupelo, and Gina and John Gann of Jackson; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers are his uncles and special friends.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

DeForest Parks II
JACKSON – Irving DeForest Parks II died on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. He was born March 6, 1939, in Tupelo to Irving Parks Sr. and Maribee Walker Parks. He graduated from Sherman High School in 1957 and Ole Miss in 1962. Most of his adult life he worked for Parks & Co. in Sherman as a salesman and then in insurance. His greatest joy was his children and grandchildren, whom he taught the importance of love and family.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sherman Baptist Church. Bro. Ken Hester will officiate.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sarah Ann Whitworth Parks; his children, Irving Deforest Parks III, Todd Parks (fiancée, Sonya Lafayette), Paige Miller (Jon), Gia Earnest (Eric), Cy Parks (fiancée, Natalie Pitts) and Henry Osborne; 11 grandchildren, Chandler Parks, Cade Parks, Cooper Parks, Gracie Earnest, Amy Beth Earnest, Taylor Mitchell, Ali Mitchell, Beca Miller, Jonathan Miller, McKenna Miller and Tatum Parks; two sisters, Gaye Flynt of Oxford and Rita Johnson of Madison; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Peggy Beth Parks.

Hazel Bollinger
BRUCE – Hazel Bollinger, 92, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Calhoun Health Services Hospital in Calhoun City. She was born March 22, 1918, in Bruce. She was the widow of Thomas Watson Bollinger, whom she married in February 1935. She was a homemaker and a member of Parker Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. The Rev. Paul Morris and the Rev. Billy Hill will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sally Ann Bollinger Blount (Joe) of Banner; two sons, Thomas Eugene Bollinger (Emily Dale) of Bruce and Dewey Ray Bollinger (Virginia Spears) of Bruce; one brother, Aldrin Morgan of Jackson; two sisters, Opal Simmons of Portland, Ore., and Jeanette Varner of Jackson; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Vernon Morgan and Sally Tallent Morgan; five brothers, L.Q. Morgan, Leo Morgan, Bryant Morgan, V.H. Morgan Jr. and Howard Morgan; and one sister, Barnette Williams.
Pallbearers will be her six grandsons, Anthony Bollinger, Eddie Bollinger, John Bollinger, Keith Bollinger, Carl Bollinger and Terry Joe Blount.
Charles E. Jennings
TUPELO – Charles E. Jennings, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Darlington Oaks after a lengthy illness. He was born on June 7, 1925, to Rev. Robert Jennings Sr. and Enes Roberson in Verona. He served in the United States Navy, and he worked for Ford Motor Company. He was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church. He loved working on old cars, working in the garden and taking care of his own lawn when he was able.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Mae Jennings of Tupelo; one son, Charles Jennings Jr. and wife, Cheryl; four daughters, Christine Jennings Martin, Shirley Williams and husband, Luther, Shelia Ann Jennings and Angela Jennings; and one sister, Mattye Evelyn and husband, Verdell Trice.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bobby Jennings; five brothers, Roberson Jennings, Roberts Jennings Jr., Richard Jennings, Thomas Jennings and Clifford Jennings; four sisters, Imogene Jennings Lauderdale, Ollie Mae Jennings Traylor, Bernice Jennings Stubbs and Louella Jennings Bankston.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit the website at www.leememorialonline.com.

Arliss Pearson
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Arliss Jouiner Pearson, 79, died on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, in Las Cruces, N.M. A native of Nettleton, he was the son of the late A. J. and Reber Hood Pearson. He had lived in Bigbee, Florida, Rome, Ga., and New Mexico during his lifetime. He married Betty Ruth Harris on Aug. 16, 1969, in Memphis. She died in 1992. His faith was Church of Christ. Mr. Pearson was a retired highway worker for the county. He also volunteered at the local nursing home as a senior companion. He enjoyed watching westerns.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Philip Hathcock officiating.
He is survived by two sons, Arliss T. Pearson of Stafford, Va., and Kevin G Pearson of Munford, Tenn.; daughter, Eva Kay Pearson of Las Cruces, N.M.; stepdaughter, Wanda Smith of Addairsville, Ga.; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, 12 stepgreat-grandchildren and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; son, Lee Pearson; stepdaughter, Welena Ruth Jennings; and his grandmother, Betty Pearson.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.

Merle Smith
TUPELO – Merle Rogers Smith, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Homewood of Greenville, Ala., after an extended illness. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel. Other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors,Tupelo Chapel.
Margie Harden
AMORY – Margie Calloway Hathcote Harden, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Amory to the late Elijah Calloway and Mary Elizabeth “Mamie” Jones Hathcote. She was a member of the Amory High School Class of 1936. She worked for Amory Wholesale Grocery and as a bookkeeper for J.O. Prude Sr. She was a homemaker for 30 years before returning to work at The Amory Advertiser for 13 years alongside her husband, Richard K. Harden, whom she married Feb. 14, 1941. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for 79 years, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and Gleaners/Friendship Sunday School Class. Her happiest hours were spent with her family, in her yard, at her sewing machine, reading and watching Tarheel basketball.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Amory. The Rev. Warren Coile, Rev. Steven Keen and Rev. Steve Stall will officiate. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Amory. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a son, Ken Harden and wife, Ruth Ann, of Carrboro, N.C.; a daughter, Judi Harden Horne of Amory; a brother, Franklin Hathcote and wife, Flora, of Amory; seven grandchildren, Beth Bunch of Hattiesburg, Amy Alexander (Jon) of Amory, Anne Tindall (Paul) of Silver Spring, Md., Liz Harden (Ryan Mills) of Carrboro, N.C., Rebecca Abide and Daniel Abide, both of Asheville, N.C., and Jason Abide of Chapel Hill, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Will Alexander of Amory, Sadie Tindall and Miles Tindall of Silver Spring, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Rucker of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Ouida Nylen of Birmingham, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; four sisters, Bertice Hathcote, Beulah Burdine, Irma Sartain and Ruth Hodges; and two brothers, Elmer Hathcote and James Hathcote.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Jim Burdine, Bill Sartain, Ray Sartain, Louis Hathcote, Wayne Hathcote, Bill Brown, Travis Robertson, Brian McCullen, David McCullen and John Hathcote.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 147, Amory MS 38821 or to the American Cancer Society, % Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.

James R. Byram
TISHOMINGO – James R. Byram, 60, died at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
Pauline Gibson
VINA, Ala. – Pauline Gibson, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden. She was born July 23, 1935, in Pekin, Ill., to Montel and Mary Pauline Fife Baker. She was a homemaker and secretary at Reskin Elementary School in Glendale Heights, Ill., for 14 years. She was a member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church and American Rose Society.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin, Ill. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors are one son, Paul Gibson (Rhetta) of Pembroke, Ga.; two grandchildren, Patrick Gibson and Shauna Gibson Williams (David); four great-grandchildren. Christian Gibson, Hunter Gibson, Riley Williams and Ethan Williams; and special friends and caregivers, Jimmy and Ella Berry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon J. Gibson, and her parents.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.

Amanda Powell
AMORY – Amanda Louise Miles Powell, 83, died on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on Nov. 27, 1926, in Hatley, she was a daughter of the late Woodruff Eli “Rusty” and Cora Purnie Davis Miles. She attended Trace Road Schools. She married James Andrew Powell in 1956. Mrs. Powell was a homemaker and employed by Bill and Jim’s Friendship House. A member of Trace Road Baptist Church, she enjoyed shopping and traveling. She raised and took great care of her grandson, Frankie.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park.
She is survived by her two brothers, Jimmy Miles and wife, Willie L., of Aberdeen and Billy R. Miles and wife, Edith, of Verona; sister, Lillie Mae Blake of Amory; special friends, Helen West; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter, Paulette Miller, and three grandchildren, Frankie Miller, Jerome Miller and Mary Elizabeth Miller.
Pallbearers will be Neil Palmer, Will Fowlkes, Van Miles, Kenneth Miles, Jeff Boozer and Barrett Clark.
Visitation will continue until time for the service to begin.
Memorials may be made to Le Bonheur Foundation, P.O. Box 42048, Memphis, TN 38174.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.

Christopher Dodson
OLIVE BRANCH – Christopher Lee Dodson, 37, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, in Olive Branch. He was born Oct. 12, 1972, in Memphis. In his early years he attended Briarcrest Christian School. After moving to Olive Branch, he graduated from Olive Branch High School and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia. He worked in the family construction company, Memphis Road Boring Inc., where he was the secretary/treasurer. Among his hobbies were hunting, racing, painting, restoring old cars and flying remote control airplanes. He was a very caring, giving person and his most enjoyable moments were spent helping others in their time of need.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Jr. Ritchie will officiate. Burial will be in Indian Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include his father, Jimmy Lee Dodson; his mother, Margo Chapman Dodson; a sister, Michelle Dodson Thornton; a brother-in-law, Randy Thornton; niece, Sarah Elizabeth Thornton; nephew, Jacob “Jake” Thornton; his grandmother, Willie Artlene Ferguson Chapman; a special cousin, Shane Raish Chapman; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin Dodson, Leedy Washington Dodson and Dennis Raish Chapman.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

George Starling
BOONEVILLE – George Quinton Starling, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at his home in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday.

Ethel Russell
MOSCOW, Tenn. – Ethel Bryant Russell, 94, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be int he Slayden Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
For the online guestbook, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Van K. Rogers Jr.
TUPELO – Van K. “Bim” Rogers Jr., 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. A native and lifelong resident of Tupelo, he was born Oct. 10, 1929, to Van K. and Wilburn Hampton Rogers. A 1947 graduate of Tupelo High School, he then went on to the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated in 1954. He served in the 31st Division of the United States Army during the Korean conflict. In 1990 he retired from Bim’s Kwik Pik, which he owned and operated for over 25 years. He was a member of the Tupelo Kiwanis Club and a longtime member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church, where he served in many capacities.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Donny Riley officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Gwen Polk Rogers of Tupelo; three sons, Kin Rogers (Kathy) of Pensacola, Fla., Chris Rogers (Holly) of Tupelo and Hamp Rogers (Melinda) of Victoria, Texas; three grandchildren, Kyle Rogers (Brittany) of Tupelo, Ashlee Rogers of Victoria, Texas, and Kory Rogers (fiancé, Ben Hunter) of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Neal Houston, Jim Houston, Ken Houston, Hoyt Richey, Paul Lanphere and John Wigginton.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Oak Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, 154 Elvis Presley Drive, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Ella Mears
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ella Fountain Stone Mears died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, in Tucson, Ariz., after an extended illness. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tupelo Memorial Park. Other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel.

Earnestine Downs
NEW SITE – Earnestine Downs, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was a member of the Little Brown Free Will Baptist Church and was retired from Marathon Cheese Factory.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Henry and Bro. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda (Rex) Berryman of Mooreville; three sons, Randle (Reba) Downs of New Site, Stanley (Carolyn) Downs of Saltillo and James Downs (special friend, Barbara Johnson) of New Site; one sister, Lorene Wilson of Texas; four grandsons, Scott Downs, Brad (Rachel) Downs, Chris (Jennifer) Downs and Jason (Brittney) Downs; two granddaughters, Susan (Roger) Dillard and Casi (Scott) Dees; 11 great-grandchildren, Ashley (Clay) Garrett, Brittany Downs, Jansyn Downs, Caden Downs, Hunter Downs, Jared Dillard, Madison Dillard, Austin (Melanie) Dillard, Matthew Dillard, Rylan Dees and Kellan Dees.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Annie Lambert; her husband, Winford Downs, two sisters and five brothers.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Friday.on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 5-8 pm and until service time on Friday.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

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