Obituaries September 2, 2013

Mary Lou Jones
HOLLY SPRINGS – Mary Lou Kizer Jones, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at her home. She was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Red Banks to John Wilbur and Margaret Louis McAlexander Kizer. She was a clerk and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Jones of Covington, Tenn. and Kizer Jones of Holly Springs; one daughter, Janet Hill of Holly Springs; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Jones Sr.; her parents; her sister, Liz Kizer; and her daughter-in-law, Shirley Edlin Jones.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church.

Juanita Evetts
BOONEVILLE – Juanita Parks Evetts, 77, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born July 9, 1936, to Genell Trantham and James Alton Parks. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Mobley officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her father; one grandson, Malachi Pee; and one sister, Marjorie Parks, all of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her mother; and one daughter, Rebecca Leigh Whitlock Pee.

Visitation will be from noon untill service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences can be made at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Bill Eifert
FRANKSTOWN – William Bill Eifert, 76, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Nebraska on May 10, 1937, to Howard and Dorothy Eifert. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and a 32nd Degree Mason of the

Pleasant Valley No. 30 of Nashville, Ark. He was a shoe repairman and a leather craftsman. He also resided in Wyoming before moving to Mississippi in 2000.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Waters Funeral Home. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements..

Survivors include his wife, Melba Eifert of Frankstown; two sons, Pete Eifert of Hot Springs, Ark. and Bryan Eifert of Malvern, Ark.; grandchildren, Spencer Eifert, Keith Eifert and Jerri Rogers; two step great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob,

Don, Jim, Chuck, Eldon and Mike Eifert; and sisters, Betty Louise, Marlyn and Carolyn Eifert.

Lee Harris
MOOREVILLE – Lee Harris, 58, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at his residence. A Lee County native, he was born March 30, 1955, to Harold Bell and Lillie Ghosie Harris. He served as a truck driver for many years. He enjoyed watching

Western movies and was an immeasurable Elvis Presley fan. He loved his family and cherished time spent with them.

A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 2, in The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. David Hendricks officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors will be in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his girlfriend of 19 years, Shirley Anderson of Mooreville; six children, Harold Lee Harris of Mooreville, James Harris (Kristie) of Mooreville, Brandy Leigh Harris of Plantersville, Misty Nichole Harris of Plantersville, Thomas

Brandon Harris (Nancy) of Plantersville and Brandi Lecole Brazil (Scotty) of Mooreville; 19 grandchildren; one sister, Bessie Sheffield of Tupelo; and one brother, Delta Wayne Harris and wife of Chikasaw, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Lizzie Mae Tallent.

The family will receive friends from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Wyndel Harris
BOONEVILLE – James Wyndel Harris, 87, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Oct. 18, 1925, in Prentiss County to James Cecil Harris and Lena Pearl Pounds Harris. He was a U.S. Navy

Veteran of World War II and a member of the Church of Christ. He was a furniture factory worker, logger and farmer. He enjoyed fishing and coon hunting.

Services will be 11 a.m. today, Sept. 2, at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ricky Green and Bro. Danny Short officiating. Burial will be in Marietta Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elledith Atkins Harris; two daughters, Judy Downs (Jimmy) of Booneville and Janice Peters (Lanny) of Marietta; a sister, Marilyn Turvaville of Marietta; five grandchildren, Wendy Hammock (Chuck) of

Marietta, Cindy Pratt (Tommy) of Baldwyn, Bradley Ray Downs, Adam Peters (Deisha), both of Marietta and Leah Holt (Jeff) of Golden; 11 great-grandchildren, Alex and Zane Lenzini, Madalynn Hammock, Lena and Logan Pratt, Mackenzie

Downs, Devin Terry, Caleb and Alissa Peters and Dixie and Ellie Holt; two brothers-in-law, Bill Klek of Booneville, Ark. and Joe Gann of Booneville, Miss.; two sisters-in-law, Altie Harris of Alapaha, Ga. and Betty Harris of Greenwood, Ark.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Bobby, Kenneth, Waymon and Pounds Harris; two sisters, Nancy Harris and Marjorie Klek; two sisters-in-law, Alene Harris and Esta Lee Gann; three brothers-in-law, Freddy Turvaville, Leamon Atkins and Junior “Bobby” Atkins.

Pallbearers are Teddy Devaughn, Bradley Downs, Adam Peters, Chuck Hammock, Tommy Pratt and Jeff Holt.

Sylvia W. Brown
TUPELO – Sylvia Williams Brown, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Green Houses, United Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel. Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. A full obituary will follow in Tuesday’s edition.

Condolences may be emailedto hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Viola Beckett
CALHOUN CITY – Viola Collins Beckett, 87, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. She was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Bruce. She was a homemaker, and a honorary member and past president of the 20th Century Club. She was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church and a member of the Young at Heart group.

Services will be 2 p.m. today, Sept. 2, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Beckett Oakley (Robert Edward) of Bruce; two sons, Jerry Beckett (Sherry) and Jim Beckett (Susan) of Bruce; one sister, Cuvis Cooner of Bruce; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Beckett Sims of Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren, Phil Beckett of Oxford, Brandon Beckett of Knoxville, Tenn., Robby Beckett of Dallas, Texas, Ryan Beckett of Jackson, Robert Oakley of Huntsville, Ala., Suzanne Oakley of Bruce, Ashley Soliz of Cleveland, Claire Clark of Bruce and Rebecca King of Oxford; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Collins and Willie Bollinger Collins; her husband, Wilbern Beckett; one son, Rodney Beckett; and one brother, J.W. Collins.

Pallbearers are Caden Austin, Brandon Beckett, Phil Beckett, Robby Beckett, Ryan Beckett, Kyle Clark, Chad King and Robert Oakley

Memorials may be made to Bruce First Baptist Church budget fund.

Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Kenneth Ashmore
BOONEVILLE – Kenneth Ashmore, 70, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1943, to Ethel and Claude Ashmore. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and attending Liberty United Methodist Church, where he was a member and his church family was very important to him.

Services will be 2 p.m. today, Sept. 2, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Walter Downs and Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Nancy Ashmore; two brothers, Herbert (Jorene) and Wade (Carolyn) Ashmore, both of Booneville; five nieces and nephews, Debra (Nicky) Newell, Wanda (Doug) Crow, Larry (Lynn) Ashmore, Vickie Lambert (Dick) and Korina (Joseph) Dodson; eight great-nieces and nephews, Skylie, Beth, Brent, Drew, Dillon, Cory, Ashley and Bradley; and four great-great nieces and nephews, Madlyn, Brayley, Mylee and Beckett.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Hubert Ashmore; and one nephew, Chris Mathis.

Visitation will be until service time today.

Condolences can be made at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Carroll Ray Morgan
VARDAMAN – Carroll Ray Morgan, 76, of Vardaman, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at his residence. Born Sunday, Sept, 20, 1936, in Chickasaw County, he was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and a retired truck driver for N&W Farms and Lee Tedder Trucking. He loved and will be missed by his cats, Tomboy and Littlebit.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Vardaman with Bro. Benny Hill officiating and Bro. Robert Earl Alexander assisting. Burial will follow in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is Survived by his wife, Shirley Chandler Morgan of Vardaman; two sons, Carroll David Morgan (Regina) of Glen Allan and Roy Keith Morgan (Tonya) of Houston; five grandchildren, Angel Swords (Matt), Raiche Morgan (Nagisa), Morgan Edwards, C.J. Williams and Autumn Williams; two step grandchildren, Chad and Jeremy Williams; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Ruebun Morgan and Clara Mae Murphree Morgan; a daughter, Kimberly Jean Morgan Williams; and a sister, Margie Williams.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church.

Pallbearers are Rocky Fleming, Robert Earl McGregor, Billy Owen, Kenny Scott, Matt Swords, Rodger Williams and Randy Yancy.

Online condolences may be left at www. parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Andrea Harden
ABERDEEN – Andrea Lynn Harden, 49, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was born March 2, 1964, in Cleveland to G.R. Harden and Polly Hunter Grimes. She lived the past 25 years in Aberdeen. She was a member of the Aberdeen First United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the Tombigbee Chapter NSDAR, the Aberdeen Women’s Club and the Aberdeen Pilgrimage Association. She helped at Aberdeen Floral and volunteered at the animal shelter.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Aberdeen First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Williams, the Rev. Jeff Shannon and Bro. John Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Mantee. Tisdale-Lann

Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her father, G.R. Harden of Cleveland; her step-father, Lawson Grimes of Aberdeen; her mother, Polly Hunter Grimes of Aberdeen; one brother, Gil Hunter Harden of Alexandria, Va.; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clark and Grace Hunter and James and Beatrice Harden.

Pallbearers will be Lane Gibson, Curry Harden, Jon Harden, Nat Harden, Jeff Harden, David Waldrop, Mike Smith and Don Raines.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Mississippi State Society DAR, Young Peoples Sunday School Class, and Circle II at Aberdeen First United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from noon until service time at the church.

Expressions of love and sympathy are left to the discretion of the donor.

An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Timothy Tate
POTTS CAMP – Timothy Wayne Tate, 53, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at VA Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Judith Crawford
ECRU – Judith Crawford, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc. She was born Aug. 29, 1939, in Potts Camp to Thomas and Claris Mayer. She was a graduate of Hickory Flat High School and Freed-Hardeman University. She was a member of Sherman Church of Christ. She was a longtime employee of North Mississippi Medical Center as a medical technician in ICU. She enjoyed sitting on her back porch and watching the hummingbirds. She also loved tending to her flowers, traveling and spending time with her family.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Joe Connell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Annette Woods (Jim) of Stockton, Mo.; two sons, Kenneth Grady (Mary) of Phillipsburg, Mo. and Bruce Grady of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Martha Hudson of Ecru; six grandchildren, Heather Hannon, Jennifer Laughlin, Samantha Woods, Codi Woods, Micheal Grady and Jack Grady; and five great-grandchildren, Nathan Johnston, Clayton Comstock, Serenity Laughlin, Peyton Grady and Mason Grady.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother; and her husband, Robert E. Crawford.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Mattie Colbert
JONESBORO, Ark. – Mattie ‘Hazel’ Colbert, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today, Sept. 2, in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond O. ‘Nunk’ Colbert.

Memorials may be made to Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1148 E. Mathews Jonesboro, AR 72401 or First Baptist Church P.O. Box 794 West Point, MS 39773.

Friends may leave an online condolence at robinsonfh.net.

Betty Ann King
BOONEVILLE – Betty Ann “B.A.” Jarman King, 44, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at her home. She was born July 2, 1969, in Forrest City, Ark. Before becoming disabled, she was a factory worker. She was a member of North Rienzi Church of Christ. She enjoyed decorating, doing crafts, studying her Bible and taking care of her pets, Boston and Duke.

Services will be 2 p.m. today, Sept. 2, at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wade Davis and Bro. Tracy Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Chris King, whom she married on March 28, 2013; a son, Kelsey Simmons of Marietta; a daughter, Kimberly Box (Shelby) of Rienzi; her mother, Betty J. Williams of Rienzi; her grandmother, Catherine V. Miles Richardson of Booneville; a brother, Jimmy Jarman (friend, Kim) of Pisgah; a special half brother, Larry Jarman of Ripley; a half brother, Wesley Jarman of Booneville; two sisters, Cathy Lambert (Mike) of Wiggins, Jennifer George (Terry) of Booneville; a special half-sister, Diane Lenske (Jeff) of Booneville; two half sisters, Linda Oswald (Robert) of Booneville and Cindy Head (Larry) of Clarksdale; very special friends, Pat Short, Becky Whitley and Penny Rutledge; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William “Bill” Jarman.

Pallbearers are Ethan Taylor, J.J. Jarman, Chris Taylor, Terry Taylor, Shawn Kennedy, Jeremy Norris and Ryan Simmons.

Gennie Luster
CORINTH – Gennie Luster, 69, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley.

Dewey Williams
AMORY – Dewey Wayne Williams, 84, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Born on Oct. 28, 1928, in Monroe County, he was a son of Jimmie Ike Rutledge and Dewey W. Williams Sr.

He married Emma Jean Harlow on May 15, 1952. Before retirement, Mr. Williams was employed as a maintenance foreman at Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation in Hamilton. He was a member of Grady’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Wren. His favorite thing to do was spend time with his family. He was an avid Amory Panther and Mississippi State Bulldog fan. He loved watching all sports, working in the yard, vacationing every year with his family at the beach, and going to the casino. Christmas was his favorite time of the year. A practical jokester, he was also known to many as “Hot Williams.”

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Smithey and Dr. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Burial will follow in Wren Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Emma Jean Harlow Williams of Amory; daughters, Teresa Doss (Robbie) of Aberdeen, Wanda Brasfield (Dennis) of Amory, Delores Jackson (Tim) of Oxford and Cindy Navarro (Jeff) of Amory; son, Brad Williams of Amory; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Therrell and Rutledge Williams.

Pallbearers will be Brad Williams, Hunter Williams, Forest Williams, Chad Pounders, Michael Parker, Dustin Parker and Stone Hunter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ethan and Gabriel Navarro.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Sanctuary Hospice, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth Robins
BALDWYN – Elizabeth Robins died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Bobby Pittman
CORINTH – Bobby Pittman, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.

Ima Faye Mercer
ECRU – Ima Faye Mercer, 83, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.