Obituaries September 19, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Beatrice Nash
ALLEN, TEXAS – Beatrice Nash, 95, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Belmont Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Doug Timbes
TISHOMINGO – Doug Timbes, 89, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
He was a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church. He loved and enjoyed basketball among all things, except his wife, Effie, whom he loved the most.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Tishomingo Baptist Church, with Bro. Robbie Crane
officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of all arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Effie Timbes of Tishomingo; three sons, Donald Ray Timbes of Ariz.; Dennis Timbes of Memphis, and David Timbes of Ariz.; two stepsons, Kenneth Frederick (Nancy) of Fulton and Roger Frederick (Liddie) of Southaven; one daughter Deborah Pitts of Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four step-grandsons, and 17 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Minter and Fannie Timbes; two brothers, James and Amos Timbes; two sisters, Bee Stevens and Cathleen Lindsey; and a step-granddaughter, Karen Frederick.
Pallbearers will be Keith Frederick, Bradley Frederick, Tommy Frederick, Jeffrey Frederick, Larry Webb, and Danny McClung.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Tishomingo Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tishomingo Baptist Church Fund. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Helen Moore
JUMPERTOWN – Helen O’Neal Davis Moore, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Dec. 9, 1929, to Grover M. and Ruth Griggs O’Neal. She was a former employee of Brown Shoe Company and the Jumpertown school cafeteria, and was a member of Antioch #2 Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Antioch #2 Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Johnson, Bro. Craig Wilbanks and Bro. Greg Warren officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Junior Moore; two daughters, Glenda “Don” Rinehart of Rienzi and Pam (Charles) Davis of Kossuth; a son, Tommy (Laura) Davis of Albany, Ga.; a stepson, George (Amy) Moore of Jumpertown; seven grandchildren, Maria Campbell, Russ Rinehart, Tammy Eisenhart, Shawn Davis, Brian Brown, Necole Wheeler and Jason Davis; two step-grandchildren, Tyler Moore and Anna Beth Moore; and 11 great-grandchildren, Trip Campbell, Taylor Campbell, Makayla Wheeler, Justin Wheeler, Annsley Davis, Hunter Eisenhart, Colton Eisenhart, McKenzie Brown, Mackenzie Myette, Morgan Myette and Mason Myette.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Troy Davis; a sister, Louise White; three brothers, Bufford O’Neal, J.D. O’Neal and Billy O’Neal; and one granddaughter, Lisa Davis Myette.
The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon until service time.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com

Linda Hester
TUPELO – Linda Ann Hester, 61, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at her residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Pegues Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com

Betty Timmons
TUPELO – Betty Sue Timmons, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Apr. 24, 1947, to Elmer and Myrl Ozbirn Cheatham. She was a graduate of New Site High School where she played basketball. She was a homemaker and loving mother who enjoyed
raising and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid flower gardener, she enjoyed sewing, cooking, cross-stitching, quilting, fishing, and especially enjoyed being around her family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Danny Thornton officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Isaac T. Timmons III (Mary) of Guntown; four daughters, Christy Timmons of the home, Tammy Timmons Stone of Saltillo, Cindy Kulovitz (Joe) of Tupelo, and Debbie Sanders (Roger) of Blue Springs; four brothers, James Cheatham of Marietta, Woody Cheatham (Diane)
and Fermon Cheatham (Linda), both of Kirkville, and Charles Cheatham (Margaret) of Booneville; 13 grandchildren, Noah, Jacob, and Luke Timmons, Autumn and Madison Stone, Jackson Millican, William, Matthew, and Ashlee Kulovitz, Carrie Fourthman, and Leslie Cantrell, Melissa Oswalt and Roger Sanders; nine great-grandchildren, Payton Burleson, Kaiden and Braxton Fourthman, Caleb Cantrell, and Jacob Neblett, Austin, David and Dylan Greenlee and Tyler Oswalt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Thomas Timmons Jr, three brothers, Ray, Dean, and Raymond Cheatham.
Pallbearers will be James Cheatham, Woody Cheatham, Roger Sanders, Jr, Jon Kulowitz, Charles Cheatham.
Honorary Pallbearer will be William Kulovitz.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lee Duncan, Sr.
TUPELO – Leland Miller (Lee) Duncan, Sr, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. A native of Ingomar, he was born March 21, 1922 to Pittser Miller and Edith Mae Goodwin Duncan. He was raised in Ingomar and had been a Tupelo resident since 1950. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the war. He was the former owner of Duncan Signs in Tupelo and also was an airplane pilot and worked as a crop duster and aviation instructor for a number of years. He was an acomplished artist both in woodcarving and oil painting. He was also known for his talant as a neon bender. He was a member of the American Legion and attended West Jackson Street Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Albany Cemetery with Rev. Bert Harper, and Rev. Gary Roberson officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, JoAnn “Jodi” Town of Independence, Mo.; his son, Lee Duncan, Jr.(Zina) of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, Darlene, Jim and John Town, Tré Richey, Shaun and Chris Duncan (Angela), and Dustin King; the mother of his son, Evelyn Duncan of Tupelo; and his girlfriend of 22 years, Jo Moore of Tupelo; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Shaun Duncan, Chris Duncan, Dustin King, Dennis Gable, Bob Smith, and Bobby Dillard.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, 2800 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com

Coleen Smith
FULTON – Memorial graveside services for Martha Coleen Tucker Smith, formerly of Fulton, will be at 4 p.m. today at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Fulton with Minister Wayne Mitchell officiating. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is assisting the family.

Edna Melton
FAULKNER – Edna Hopkins Melton, 96, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home.

Winston Collums
HOULKA – Winston Ray Collums, 83, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Pontotoc Nursing Home. He was a construction worker. He enjoyed fishing, raising gardens, cooking for charities and giving to family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Minister William Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat Walls and Betty Joyce Smith (Eddie) of Houlka; two brothers, Arnold Gene Collums (Mavis) and Jimmy Allen Collums of Houlka; one sister, Sue Clark of Potts Camp; 11 grandchildren, Tim Gregory, Jim Gregory, Renae Crowe, Frank Hodges, Jr., Mitch Walls, Rick Walls, Tom Walls, Maggie Carwyle, Rachel Reeves, Jessie Edington, and Donna Shempert; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Fay Collums; daughter, Margie Hodges; granddaughter, Michelle Pullen; two brothers, Billy Joel Collums
and Laverne Collums; one sister, Charlotte Collums.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.
Pallbearers will be Bubba Edwards, Tim Kilgo, George Dallas, Terry Reeves, Jimmy Wayne Collums and Tracy Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Zane Clark and Billy J. Collums, Jr.

Sandra Chism
GATTMAN – Sandra Lee Chism, 52, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Born on August 18, 1959, in Chicago, Ill., she was a daughter of Leon and Jimmie Elouise Owens Northington.
She attended Caledonia high school. She was a member of Gattman Baptist Church. Her sons were the most important things in her life and she was fun loving and supported her church. She was an avid New Orleans Saints football fan.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 12 noon today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Jackie Pate and Bro. Bobbie Price officiating. Burial will be in Blaylock Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Tommy Jason (Stephanie) Hicks, D.J. Richardson, and Chandler Chism; grandchildren Dilan and Jason Hicks; one sister, Sherlon (Danny) Scott.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Funderburk, Corey Todd, Zakeri Jenkins, and family friends.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service hour today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Opal Gahagan
RIENZI – Opal Ophelia Gahagan, 91, died Sunday Sept. 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Apr. 12,1920 in Prentiss County to Mattie Green Chaffin & Ben Chaffin. She married Ben Gahagan,Jr. on Oct. 2, 1937.
Known to many as “Ma Opal” she loved gospel music, reading, visiting with family, friends and neighbors, gardening and growing pretty flowers. She was of the Baptist Faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Kerry Powell officating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Jannice Gilley of Rienzi and Nell Cummins(Gene) of Pisgah; three sons, Dudley Gahagan of Walnut, Wayne Gahagan and David Gahagan(Pat)of Pisgah; one sister, Elsie Ursery of Walnut; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Benjamin Gahagan; two sisters; four brothers; one daughter-in-law, Rose Gahagan; and infant grandaughter, Kathy Cummins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Lindsey
CORINTH – Mary Franks Lindsey, 73, died Saturday, Sept.17, 2011, at her residence. She was born Dec. 21, 1937 in Alcorn County to Charles Cecil and Minnie Goodman Franks. She was a member of Theo Church of Christ and worked at Weavers Pants Factory.
Services are at 3 p.m. today at Theo Church of Christ with Minster G.W. Childs and Lindsey Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaks Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her son Tommy (Becky) Lindsey of Corinth; daughters, Mary Colling of Jackson, Tenn., Jackie (David) Lutz of Corinth; a brother, Donald (Sue) Franks of Corinth; sisters, Diane (Mancel) Ford, Sue Spencer, Nancy McCarley, all of Corinth; brother-in-law Finis Ivy; sister-in-law, Wilma Franks; grandchildren, Hillary (Randy) Plunk, David Mitchael Lutz, Lindsey (Steve) Patterson, Ginger (John) Warmth, Benjamin Colling, Brandon Eric Lindsey and Tanner Kyle Lindsey; great-grandchildren Mary Adeline Patterson and William Warmth and a host of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Hill Lindsey; her parents; brothers, Larry and Charles Franks; sisters, Shirley Lindsey and Syble Ivy.
Pallbearers will be Randy Plunk, David Michael Lutz, Benjamin Colling, Brandon Lindsey, Tanner Lindsey, and Jim Sexton.
Visitation is at 1 p.m. today until service time at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth.

Bentlee Easter
AMORY – Bentlee Kase Easter, infant son of Brandon and Camille Easter, died on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, to be with his brother, Braylin. He was born on June 29, 2011.
During his short time on earth, Bentlee brought great joy to his mom, dad, and big sister.
Survivors include his parents; big sister, Khylie; grandparents, Davey Hurt, Renea and Ed Stanley, Monty and Frances Roberts; great-grandparents, J.D. and Betty Easter, Lelon and Mary Strawbridge, Gary and Sue Nichols, Earnistine Roberts, and Elenor Roberts. Special Friends the Tart Family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bigbee Baptist Church with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Brad Wilson, Dustin Parker, Corey Ponder, and Steve Ponder. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at the church.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Rex Deghuee
AMORY – Rex Deghuee died today, Sept.18, 2011, at the Golden Living Nursing Home in Amory. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the DEGHUEE family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Maud Martin HOLLY SPRINGS – Maud Ollie Jeffries Martin, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at Alliance HeathCare System.
Services will be at 11a.m. today at Rising Star MB Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body will lie in state from 10 to 10:55 a.m. today at the church.

James Turner
BELVEDERE, Tenn. – James Daniel “JD” Turner, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. He was born Oct. 4, 1925 in Franklin County, Tenn. He was the son of Dewey and Bessie (Alexander) Turner. He served his country with the Army in WWII. He began his life long career with Genesco Shoe Company and retired after 40 years and one week. He loved to be outdoors in his garden, loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and grand and great-grandchildren in addition to his church family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with the Rev. Rick Roberts and Clinton Swafford officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Ray (Beverly) Turner of Estill Springs, Tenn. and Ronnie Dale Turner of Amory; two daughters, Janice Marie (Mel) Dixon of McMinnville, Tenn. and Beth Inez (Craig) Barnes of Manchester, Tenn; six grandchildren, Ronald “Ron” Dewayne Turner, James Christopher “Chris” Turner, Anthony Shane Turner, Daniel Shane Turner, Melany Dawn Seals, and Carlie Nicole Belle Barnes; seven great-grandchildren, Madison Mikayla Turner, Jordyn McKenna Turner, William “Will” Shane Turner, Dalton Gage Seals, and Kayla Marie Turner; sister-in-law, Louise Tucker; brother-in-law, Harold Limburgh and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Condolences can be made at www.moorecortner.com.

Carroll Caldwell
OLD UNION – Alex Carroll Caldwell, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Lee County on Nov. 9, 1941 to James Stanley and Willie Francis West Caldwell. He graduated from Shannon high school in 1959. He worked briefly thereafter for the FBI in Washington. He retired after 25 years with Krueger Metal in Tupelo where he was supervisor of the Assembly Dept. His last employment was with Frankie Blackmon Chevrolet. He was a member of the Oak Valley Christian Church and services in the national guard for six years. He enjoyed riding his golf cart, collecting antiques and his pet Jack. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Dale Carr officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Jean Hollaway Caldwell, his sons, Alec Carroll Caldwell, Jr and Harrell Douglas Caldwell all of Old Union and James Darrell Caldwell (Jennifer) of Palmetto; his mother, Willie Francis Caldwell of Old Union, two grandchildren, Zachary Jordan Caldwell and Darrell Scott Caldwell both of Palmetto; brother, James Franklin “Frank” Caldwell, sister, Sarah Lynn Sullivan, both of Old Union.
He was preceded in death by his father Stanley Caldwell.
Pallbearers will be Zack Caldwell, Scott Caldwell, Jerel Bauhman, Joey McFarling, Homan McFarling and Earl Kellum. Honorary pallbearers will be James Duke and Marvin McElwain.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.