Obituaries September 26, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Lance Cpl. Joshua Ose
HERNANDO – Lance Cpl. Joshua S. Ose, United States Marine Corps, died Sept. 20, 2010, while serving our country in Afghanistan. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hernando and a Class of 2009 graduate of Hernando High School.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Southaven. Burial will be in Hernando Memorial Park Cemetery in Hernando. Hernando Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his parents, Sissy Fernandez Ose and Ross Ose of Hernando; his grandparents, Darlene and Earl Ose of Indianapolis, Ind.; aunts and uncles, Brenda and John Conrad of Tupelo, Sherry and Scott Fernandez of Hernando, Dr. Dennis and Dr. Wendy Ose of Cary, N.C., and Paul and Sarah Ose of Round Lake, Mich.; and many cousins.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Hernando.

Gary Prestridge
GREENWOOD SPRINGS – Gary “Buddy” Prestridge, 65, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at his home. He was born Oct. 13, 1944, in Monroe County to Florence Gray Lewis Prestridge and William Homer Prestridge. He was a member of Athens Baptist Church in Monroe County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. He loved his grandkids and mules.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Wofford Cemetery. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Florence Prestridge of Greenwood Springs; his wife, Ada Prestridge of Greenwood Springs; his sons, William Grady Prestridge of Greenwood Springs, Billy Ray (Amy) Yarbrough of Hamilton, Gary L. Prestridge Jr. of Sardis, Fenley (Michelle) Pope of Sulligent, Terry Pope of Senatobia and Jimmy Gray Prestridge of Hatley; and his daughters, Dorothy Nell (Sam) Grant of Hatley, Pamela Kay Sutton of Hatley, Candice Marie (Robert) Thompson of Ramer, Tenn., Wanda Michelle (Gregg) Pearson of Corinth, Patricia Ann Pope of Greenwood Springs and Sherry Pope of Vernon, Ala.
He is also survived by grandchildren Andy, Kayla, Toby, Ashley, Wesley, Ethan, Vicky, Dilliand, Cheyanne, Timmy, Jarrett, Jerricca, Natalie, Courtney, Daniel, Lacie, Nathan, Adam, Zackary, Ruger, Shane, Billy Ray, Casey, Jordan, Jake, Will, Kody, Kyle, Jessica and Kaleb; several great-grandchildren; and his sister, Glenda (Edward “Doc”) Taylor of Aberdeen.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Homer Prestridge; and his brother, Donnie Prestridge.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.ottsfuneralhome.net.

Richard Megee
GULFPORT – Richard P. Megee, 45, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at the Canon Hospice Center in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.

Sale Randle
ABERDEEN – Sale D. Randle, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
John Henderson
NEW ALBANY – John T. Henderson, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born July 7, 1933, in Union County to Robert N. Henderson Sr. and Chasta Whiteside Henderson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired employee of the Soil Conservation Service. He enjoyed talking with the coffee buddies at Cotton Plant and repairing small engines. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife Jacqueline Henderson of New Albany; two sons, Anthony L. Henderson (Sandra) of Huntsville, Ala., and John C. Henderson of Madison; a sister, Jane Nance (Troy) of New Albany; a brother, Robert N. Henderson Jr. (Dorothy) of New Albany; and five grandchildren, Jane Claire, Garrett, Lilah, Chase and Katie Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Perry Lee Henderson; and a daughter-in-law, Yoby Henderson.
Pallbearers will be Garrett Henderson, Brent Henderson, Kelly Nance, Clay Hogue, Bob Darden and Johnny Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Wilson, Johnny Fitzgerald, Wayne West and Marshall McLaughlin.
In honor of Mr. Henderson’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army flag during his visitation and service.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Betty Smith
BOONEVILLE – Betty Jean White Smith, 76, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Landmark Nursing and Rehab in Booneville.
She was born March 17, 1934, to Fred and Eula Grace Lauderdale White. She was a retired factory worker having been employed with Brown Shoe Co. and Prentiss Mfg. She was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, baking, sewing, crocheting and knitting. She was an avid sports fan.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kerry Powell and Bro. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Randal Smith; her daughter, Sandy (Larry) Bethay of Booneville; her son, Michael Smith of Booneville; two brothers, Curt (Helen) White of Corinth and Grady (Jackie) White of Pisgah; and eleven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Billy White.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Alfreda Cannon
OXFORD – Alfreda Price Cannon, 59, died Sept. 24, 2010, in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
Tommy Hillhouse
AMORY – Thomas Glen “Tommy” Hillhouse, 62, died Friday, Sept, 24, 2010, at his home on Old 25 South in Amory after an extended illness.
He was born in the Fame Community of Webster County on May 25, 1948, to Elvis “Josh” Hillhouse and Ella Mae Marshall Hillhouse. He grew up in Webster County and graduated from Eupora High School in l966. He married Sue Smith on Dec. 29, l979, in Okolona. They resided in Okolona for 14 years and had lived the past 17 years in Amory.
He was a longtime truck driver, formerly self employed and working many years for Blue Mountain Trucking and other local furniture companies. He was a member of Central Grove Baptist Church. He loved his family and adored his children and grandchildren who affectionately called him PawPaw. He loved fishing and cooking fish, especially frying catfish. He was known for large gatherings of family and friends who would enjoy his catch. He was also known for his unceasing conversations and his love of life.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Central Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Dennis Smithey and Bro. Jim Ray officiating. Burial will be in the Howell Family Cemetery near Wren. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Smith Hillhouse of Amory; two daughters, Nicole Howell (Jerry Jr.) of Okolona and Heather Stark (Ross) of Amory; his son, Reno Garcia Hillhouse (Hope) of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Dalton Garcia of Amory, Donovan Nicholson of Tupelo, Drake Garcia of Tupelo and Anna Katherine Howell of Okolona; his sister, Sandra Gibson (Ken) of Long Beach; three brothers, James Hillhouse (Edna Mae) of Jackson, Wallace Hillhouse (Judy) of Mathiston and Gerald Hillhouse (Margie) of Eupora; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Josh and Ella Mae Hillhouse.
Pallbearers will be Justin White, Jason Hillhouse, Corey Hillhouse, Dennis Herndon, Will Smithey and Billy Hamilton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ian Oravitz, Jacob Smith, Bill Cooperwood, Justin Allen and Jamie Mann.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the Church.
Memorials may be made to the Howell Family Cemetery Fund, 30005 Murphree Drive, Okolona, MS. 38860, to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1, Tupelo, MS. 38801 or to Central Grove Baptist Church, 30298 Central Grove Road, Aberdeen, MS. 39730.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

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. today at Oak Grove MB Church in Derma. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
To leave online condolences, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Arrie Blackard
IUKA – Arrie Burndeen Blackard, 75, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was retired from aluminum manufacturing and shoe manufacturing. She was also a beautician. She enjoyed going to church, working in her yard and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Phil Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy G. Blackard of Iuka; one daughter, Reneta Smith (Adam) of Iuka; three brothers, A.J. Nunley, Trail Nunley and Paulie Nunley; four sisters, Tina Puckett, Ellie Lambert, Lela South and Opal Crabb; four grandchildren, Tommy E. Blackard (Lisa), Robbie Blackard, Britney Jones (Will) and Adam T. Smith; and one great-great-grandchild, Maggie Mae Jones.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fletcher and Renee Smith Nunley; her son, David Blackard; her brother, L.C. Nunley; and her sisters, Lois Woodruff and Christine Brumley.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Cummings, A.C. Morgan, Will Jones, Jeremy Phifer, Cory Wilson and Jeremy Lambert.
Little Adam Smith will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Iuka.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Jean Dove
ECRU – Bonnie Jean Speck Latham Dove, 70, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
She was born Sept. 15, 1940, in Union County to Earnest L. Speck and Bonnie Sample Speck. She was a beautician for 26 years in New Albany. She was a member of the Wells Chapel Methodist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Candi White (William), Jeanne Swann (Mitch) and Melodi Reed, all of Ecru; two sisters, Ernesteen Roberts (Shirley) and Thelma Smithey (Bill), both of New Albany; two grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andy Latham; and her brother, Bruce Speck.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at United Funeral Service in New Albany. No services are scheduled. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Janie Garcia
COUNCE, Tenn. – Janie De Leon Garcia, 91, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Savannah Healthcare in Savannah, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Counce, Tenn. Burial will be Corinth National Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Counce.
Ellie McMillen
COFFEEVILLE – Ellie Wayne McMillen, 73, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness.
He was born July 10, 1937, to Albert and Ada Bell McMillen. He was a professional mechanic who took pride in his work. He was of the Church of God faith. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Wesley Kingsley and Bro. Kevin Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include the mother of his children, Mary Lou McMillen; his devoted companion of 23 years, Ellen M. Looney of Coffeeville; four daughters, Mary Helen Blaylock (Ray) of Fulton, Brenda Ellenburg of Greenville, Annette McMillen of Fulton and Ellie Katchuba of Webster, Fla.; four sons, Jerry McMillen (Carolyn) of Guntown, John McMillen (Kathy) of Kirkville, Paul McMillen of Mantachie and Eddie Jordan (Phyllis) of Hazlehurst; 31 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one stepson; one grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Derek McMillen, Brandon McMillen, Anthony McMillen, Michael McMillen, Nelson McMillen, B.J. Mills, Eddie Jordan and Adrian McMillen.
Honorary pallbearer will be Earnest Banton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Myrna Hurst
CORINTH – Myrna Laverne Hurst, 73, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Whitfield Nursing Home in Corinth.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery near Corinth. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to The Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.