By NEMS Daily Journal
WEST POINT – Ina Roberts Hamlin, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian. She was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Muldon to Sallie Fisher Meek Roberts and William Riley Roberts. She was a cosmetologist, homemaker, and a member of the First Christian Church. She married Judson E. Hamlin Jan. 3, 1958, at the Strong Methodist Church; he preceded her in death on June 16, 1991.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Betsy Ann Hamlin Marlin of Huntsville, Texas and Nancy Jolayne Hamlin Cliett (Charles) of West Point; one son, Judson Eugene Hamlin Jr. of Anaheim, Calif.; two grandchildren, Charles Anthony Cliett Jr. and Robert Matthew Marlin; two sisters, Roxie Pearson (Sammy) of Aberdeen and Sallie Mae Watson (George) of Aberdeen; one brother, William Thompson Roberts of Aberdeen.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Roberts Pinkerton; and brother Wesley Riley Roberts.
Pallbearers will be William Riley Roberts, James Wiley Roberts, Samuel Clay Pearson, Michael Ray Pearson, J.W. Pinkerton Jr., George Franklin Watson Jr., Caleb Easter, Charles Anthony Cliett Jr., and Robert Matthew Marlin.
Honorary pallbearers are Dorothy Staten, Amanda Staten, Pat Pate, Mary Lou Walker, Beulah Wray, Faye Pearson, Pat Mays, Elizabth Edwards, Tammy Farr, The Tin Lizzie Group, and The Main Street Market Family.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 208, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Col. William F. Bell
SALTILLO – Colonel William F. “Bill” Bell, United State Air Force, Retd., 83, died Friday, September 21, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a brief illness. Col. Bell was a veteran of 35 years military service as a U.S. Navy Hurricane Hunter from 1948-1952 and U.S. Air Force from 1955-1986.
His rank at retirement was Bird Colonel, Deputy Commander, 118th Air Lift Wing in Nashville, Tennessee. Col. Bell was a member of many military veterans and civic organizations.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Father Henry Shelton officiating. Burial, with full military honors including Air Force Flyover, will be in the Tupelo Memorial Park on Joyner Street. Visitation will be from Noon-service time on Tuesday only at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Bell of Saltillo, Miss.; his son, Scott Bell (Yuko) of Port Orchard, Washington; his step daughter, Melissa Bickes of Saltillo; his step son, Rick Holder of Atlanta; grandchildren, Marshall, Amanda, and Emma Bell, Shelby and Kellie Bickes; sisters, Joyce Spencer (Ed) of Florida and Pricilla Fults (Bob) of Colorado; and a host of friends especially in the greater Nashville area and his military comrades around the world.
The military honor guard from Columbus Air Force Base will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. Roberts, Joe Berridge, Roy Miles, Charlie Moore, Fred Silver and the 118th Retired Technician Association, USAF, Nashville.
Memorials in Colonel Bell’s memory should be directed to the Shrine Children’s Hospital, c/o Al Menah Shrine, 1354 Brick Church Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37207.
On line condolences may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLUMBUS – Blanche Odie Moore, 85, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Aurora Australis Lodge in Columbus. She was born March 23, 1927, in Choctaw County to Addie Parkerson Moore and Chester Jeffcoat. She worked with the Oklahoma State Employment and Training Department for 15 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Huntsville Cemetery near Stewart with the Rev. Melvin Mordecai officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Crystal Moore and Rehannon Moore; two great-grandchildren, Bailey Houser and Cadience Heart; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Darrow Moore; and 10 sisters and brothers.
Visitation will be from 10:45 to 11 a.m. Monday at the cemetery.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
RIPLEY – James Milton “Bud” Huddleston, 82, “The Bluegrass Legend,” died Sept. 20, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1930, to Robert Burton and Mamie Faye Whitten Huddleston in Tippah County. He was a mechanic for Farrow Ward Ford before retiring. He was a very well-known bluegrass musician throughout the South. He was a longtime faithful member of Whittentown Baptist Church, where he had served as a Deacon for many years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at West Ripley Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Adams and Bro. Marvin Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Whittentown Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Orman Huddleston of Ripley; son, Jimmy Huddleston (Tanya) of Ripley; daughter, Renaye Burks (Danny) of Ripley; sister, Alta Meadows of Ripley; three grandchildren, Tina Shelton (John) of Blue Springs, Mandy Brock (Stanley) of Ripley, and Tarhyn Ohler of Ripley; two step-grandsons, Lee Parks and Zach Johnson, both of Ripley; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Lee Paul Huddleston; grandson, Luke Ohler; two sisters, Mable Sanderson and Mildred Sanderson; and three infant brothers.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Rolfe, Zach Johnson, Jerry Sanderson, Ron Sanderson, Bro. Bob Trotter, and Bro. Stacy McKee.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Parks, Bro. Doc Shelton, and all Bluegrass Musicians.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Whittentown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Sandra Benefield, 1031 CR 425, Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign online guest book, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
ASHLAND – Robbie Lee Maroney, 79, died Sept. 21, 2012, at Baptist Hospital DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Ashland. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
FULTON – Millie A. Shumpert, 67, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1945, in Fulton, the daughter of Andrew Lee Green Sr. and Lula Mae Green. She was an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Fulton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Memorial Chapel at N.L. Jones Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jerry Morris officiating. Burial will be in Heavenly Gates Cemetery in Dorsey. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Willie Shumpert; two sons, Daniel LePatrick Shumpert (Toya) and Wesley Allen Shumpert, both of Fulton; two daughters, Melissa Annette Shumpert-Williams (Ezra) of Memphis and Lesley Suezanne Perkins (James) of Birmingham, Ala.; four sisters, Betty J. Crayton of Chapel Hill, Tenn., Dorothy L. Green of Hartford, Conn., Josie M. Shumpert (Frank) of Dorsey, and Sarah A. Vassar (Coleman) of Fulton; one brother, Minister Andrew L. Green Jr. (Carolyn) of Chapel Hill, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew L. Green Sr. and Lula Mae Green; five siblings, Annie M. Gardner, Eugene Jones, Leonard Jones, Osburn Jones and Berniece Green.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.
FALKNER – Mary Kathering “Kathy” Cossitt LaBarreare, 79, died Sept. 22, 2012, at Ashland Health and Rehab Center. She was born Jan. 24, 1933, to Ernest M. and Alberta Brumley Cossitt in Tippah County. She was a graduate of NEMCC in Booneville, where she attended on a basketball scholarship. She retired as secretary for Scott Foam and Fabric Inc. in Memphis. She also worked several years for Stricks Store & Grill in Falkner. She was a member of Falkner Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Falkner Baptist Church with Bro. Chris Lewellen, Bro. Randy Hamilton, and Bro. Maurice Pinkston officiating. Burial will be in Falkner Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include daughter, Barbara Dark (Joe) of Charleston, Mo.; granddaughter, Kimberly Stockdale (Eric) of Houston, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Max Stockdale and Darcy Stockdale, both of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Kay Graves and Trudy Hamilton, both of Ripley; one brother, Ray Cossitt (Barbara) of Tiplersville; three sisters-in-law, Vannie Cossitt of Walnut, Dorothy Cossitt Minor of Tiplersville, and Jeannie Mae Goolsby of Ripley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny T. LaBarreare; son, Roger Keith LaBarreare; her parents; four brothers, Allen Gossitt, Billy Gossitt, Luther Cossitt, and Tom Cossitt; one sister, Bea Rowland; and one sister-in-law, Joyce Gossitt.
Pallbearers will be Andy Gunter, Charles Cossitt, Larry Cossitt, Deryl Cossitt, Mark Morton, David Hamilton and Keith Clark.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Cossitt, Tim Graves and Robert Strickland.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 to 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. It will also be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
MYRTLE – Bill Price, 72, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 2, 1940, in West Point, the son of Oscar L. Price Sr. and Emmer Lee Dodds Price. He was a paint contractor and a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was a loving husband who loved life and the outdoors.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with Bro. Charlie Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Gerizim Cemetery in Myrtle. Glenfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Smith Price of Myrtle; two sons, Gary Price of Memphis and Tommy Price of Southaven; six daughters, Vera Price of Kansas City, Mo., Brenda Walls of Millstadt, Ill., Deanna Longo of Michigan, Juanita Crossley of Los Vegas, Nev., Molly Rinehart of Ridgeway, Mo., and Diane Lawman of Myrtle; three brothers, Charles Price, Jimmy Price and Floyd Price, all of Topeka, Kan.; one sister, Rosalie Crume of Oklahoma; 38 grandchildren; and 64 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Billy Wayne Price II and Bobby Price; daughter, Taryn Hicks; and brother, J.D. Price.
Pallbearers will be Robert Larsen, Herschel Price, Billy Wayne Price III, Travis Rinehart, Mike Smith and Dewayne Smith
Honorary pallbearers will be his deceased sons, in honor of their memory, Billy Wayne Price II and Bobby Price.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Monday.
VERONA – Billy Ray Brock, 73, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 1, 1938, in Lexington to Harold Jefferson and Velma Dean Wade Brock. He graduated from Redwood High School near Vicksburg, attended Holmes Community College, where he excelled in football and received his BA from Mississippi State University. He moved to Verona in 1972 where he has since resided. Billy worked in supervisory capacities for several industries and companies before becoming self-employed as a criminal investigator. His clientele included many governmental subdivisions as well as private individuals. He was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of Verona where he taught Sunday School for many years. He enjoyed life, living, his family and his work.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Derrick Ray officiating. A private family committal will be held in the Canton City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until service time on Monday only.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Honeyctt Brock, to whom he married in Humphries County on June 13, 1959; his daughter, Lori Brock Luna (Alberto) of Eggville; two sons, Michael Brock of the Carolina community and Jeffrey Brock (Mary) of Plantersville; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his sister, Phala Tucker of Florence; two brothers, Jerry Brock (Belinda) of Mobile, Ala. and Harold Brock (Patricia) of Yazoo City; his mother-in-law, Hettie Honeycutt of Vicksburg; and two sisters-in-law, Linda Hill (Taylor) of Beebe, Ark. and Paulette Womack (Bill) of Utica.
Memorials may be made to the Brock family fund, c/o Renasant Bank in Verona.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
SALTILLO – Janis Ling Smith Patrick, 51, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her home. She was born May 10, 1961, in Detroit, Mich., to Charles and Shirley Borden. She enjoyed working in her garden and around her home. She loved spending time with her grandchildren as well as her two dogs, Rambo and Roxie. She was also a member of The Orchard Methodist Church of Tupelo.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jefferson Street Chapel with visitation one hour prior to services. Minister Eric Smith will be officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Dale Patrick of Saltillo; her maternal parents, Charles and Shirley Borden of Glen; four sons, Jason Ling (Brandie) of Tupelo, Joseph Smith of Tupelo, Dustin Smith (Stephanie) of Portland, Ore., and Minister Eric Smith (Krystal) of Jackson; six sisters, Pamela Shellnut (Mike) of Hazle Park, Mich., Deborah Speight (Dennis) of Clearwater, Fla., Denise Coon of Clearwater, Fla., Marcie Reed of Detroit, Mich., Patsy Johnson (Vincent) of Alexandria, La., and Theresa Zeien (Mike) of South Carolina; one brother, Pete Borden of Detroit, Mich.; four grandchildren, J.C. Ling, Bailey Ling, Jackson Smith, and Nolen Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by Bob and Lena Morrow, who were very instrumental in her life; and one brother, Joey Coon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Kidd, Mathew Scott, Jimmy Snapp and Mike Cruse.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
THORN – Melba Jennings Reed, 69, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Oct. 21, 1942, to Thomas Vernon Jennings and Eva Erin Lamb Jennings. She as a homemaker who loved her family very much.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Samuell officiating. Burial will be in Arbor Grove Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Genger Byars of Thorn; one granddaugher, Shelby West (Richard) of Iuka; one great-granddaughter, Caelyn West; four sisters, Mary Ella Lancaster (Jimmy) of Van Fleet, Geraldine Griffin (Gerald) of Woodland, Erin Porter (Charlie Van) of Houston, and Brenda Jenkins (Larry) of Pontotoc; and one brother, Joe Jennings (Shirley) of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Betty Jo Nabors; and one brother, Tommy Jennings.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the funeral home.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
OXFORD – John E. Ruffin, 57, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
OKOLONA – Jessie Carter, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors.