Obituaries September 25, 2010

Robert Dukes
CALHOUN CITY – Robert Dukes, 60, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove M.B. Church in Derma. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery at Big Creek. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today.
To leave online condolences, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Tommy Hillhouse
AMORY – Thomas “Tommy” Hillhouse, 62, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2001, at his home on Hwy. 25 South in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel.

Robert Shotts
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Robert Lee Shotts, 84, formerly of Vina, Ala., died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Battle Creek Health System in Battle Creek, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.

Frances Davis
TUPELO – Sarah Frances Davis, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at Community Hospice in Verona after an extended Illness. She was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Oxford to William Henry and Zada Kellum Shackelford. She lived in Memphis for many years before moving to Tupelo in 1990. Mrs. Davis retired after many years as a receptionist with Baptist Brotherhood in Memphis. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, where she was involved for several years with the Merrymakers of Harrisburg. The last several years she loved her daily 2 p.m. cappuccino she shared with her neighborhood friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
Survivors include her brother, Bobby Thomas Shackelford of Verona; brothers-in-law, Horace Davis of Olive Branch and C.B. Davis (Roberta) of Memphis; sisters-in-law, Doris Shackelford of Tupelo, Zane Davis of Oxford and Marlene Shackelford Cobb of Tupelo; two nieces, Brenda Estes and Patsy Montgomery of Tupelo; two nephews, Loren Shackelford of Verona and Larry Shackelford of Texas; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Bryan Davis; two brothers, William Floyd Shackelford and James Henry “Red” Shackelford; and a nephew, Bobby Thomas Shackelford.
Pallbearers are Andy Estes, Loren Shackelford, Marc Goldmon, Larry Shackelford, Ryan Montgomery, Bryce Montgomery and Chris Montgomery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Memorials may be made to Harrisburg Baptist Church, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Bettie Peel
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Bettie Lue Peel, 57, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at the Spectrum Health Special Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was formerly of Oxford. She was a member of Temple of Christ Mount Calvary Church in Grand Rapids.
Services will be at noon today at Harrisonville M.B. Church in Oxford. The Rev. F.C. Kelson will officiate. Burial will be in Harrisonville Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, David Lewis and Keith (Rosiland) Lewis, both of Grand Rapids; five sisters, Kattie (Robert) Wilson of Grand Rapids, Dorothy (William) Love and Ora Campbell of Oxford, Alice Terrell of Alton, Ill., and Bernice Stinson of St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, J.B. Franklin, Howard (Mae) Brassell and Andrew (Doris) Brassell, all of Oxford; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Bessie McShan
HOUSTON – Mary Elizabeth “Bessie” Tucker McShan, 94, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born May 6, 1916, in Houston to Willie Mon and Sittie B. Tucker. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Houston. She married Roosevelt Wallace, and they had six children. He preceded her in death. She later married Lowery McShan, and they had three children. He also preceded her in death. She was an employee of the Houston Hospital for many years. She was a great homemaker who loved cooking, sewing, gardening, working crossword puzzles and her pet and loyal companion, Lady. She had a natural gift of making everyone around laugh and smile and she instilled in her family the value of hard work and discipline.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Second Baptist M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will be in the Houston Cemetery. Montgomery Mortuary Service of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three children, Elizabeth (Geams) Ford of Houston, William Earl (Clara) McShan of Houston and Emily (Sammy) Pulliam of Tupelo; three special grandchildren entrusted to her care, Tylora (Timothy) Edwards of West Point, and William Wallace Jr. and Michael (Kayla) Wallace of Tupelo; one sister, Annie Ray Hereford of Beloit, Wis.; 32 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Linda Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Willie H. Tucker, Joe H. Tucker, John Tucker and Augustus Tucker; one sister, Katie Kennedy; five sons, Roosevelt, Jack, William, Robert and Johnny Wallace; and one daughter, Earnestine Harris.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time today.

Melvin Weathers
BOONEVILLE – Melvin Eugene Weathers, 28, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville from injuries sustained in an accident.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations toward funeral expenses.

Ellie Wayne McMillen
COFFEEVILLE – Ellie Wayne McMillen,73, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Olene Waddle
FULTON – Mary Olene Waddle, 78, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at The Meadows. She was born July 29, 1932, in Itawamba County to Earnest and Fronnie Ashley Sides. She was a retired factory worker and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. She and her husband owned Waddle’s Clothing Store in the Salem community. She loved spending time with her husband and family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and The Price Is Right.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. William McClellan and Bro. Loyd Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Odell Waddle of Golden; two daughters, Janice Clark (Robert) of Golden and Pamela Brazil (Steve) of Dennis; one daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Waddle of Belmont; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; her niece and caregiver, Eloise Lindsey.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Waddle; a sister, Merlene Beam; and two brothers, Bill and Dee Sides.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Williams, Jeremy Shearon, Jeff Sparks, Rodney Waddle, Robbie Waddle and Justin Waddle.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zac Williams, Tyler Williams, Bruce Shearon, Chanse Shearon, Gaige Shearon and Russ Carpenter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Sunday.

Harold Lynch
RED BAY, Ala. – Thermon H. “Harold” Lynch, 64, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Freewill Baptist Church in Red Bay, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Freewill Baptist Church.Chris Alley
RIPLEY – Brian Christopher “Chris” Alley, 45, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo as the result of an accident. He was born Sept. 4, 1965, to Don Alley of Iuka and the late Virginia Wilburn Alley. He was employed by Hill Bros. Construction as QC-QA manager. He was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at New Life Pentecostal Church with Bro. Bobby Goode and Bro. Herman Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Alley of Ripley; one daughter, Stephanie Bennett (Coy) of Ripley; one son, Brian Alley Jr. of Ripley; his father, Don Alley of Iuka; his twin sister, Teresa Johnson (Scott) of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Ricky Alley of Murfreesboro and Ronnie Alley (Sandy) of Iuka; three grandchildren, Elijah, Kaiden and Landon Bennett of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Wilburn Alley; and one brother, Don Alley Jr.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Holley, Matt Alsup, Wayne Davis, Ricky Knight, Byron Wegmann and Bryce Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Brazil and Charles Brady.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at New Life Pentecostal Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

James Carter
WEST POINT – James Melvin Carter, 75, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at noon Monday at Lake Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Edward Akers I
MICHIE, Tenn. – Edward Arthur Akers I, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial with military honors will be at the Corinth National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time Monday.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to leave condolences.
Betty Benderman
CORINTH – Betty Moore Benderman, 72, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Gladys Rose
ABERDEEN – Gladys Belle Brazzell Rose, 96, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Foley, Ala. She was born Aug. 19, 1914, to Charles Brazzell and Zora Brazzell in Gallatin, Tenn. She lived most of her life in Aberdeen and the past six months in Foley, Ala. She was a member of Aberdeen Church of Christ.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Dr. Roger Hines officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the services.
Survivors include one son, Charles Rose of Foley, Ala.; two grandchildren, Bonnie Hanks and DeeDee Dollery.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph Elwood Rose; and 1 son, Ralph Edward Rose.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
To sign the register and leave condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

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