Obituaries September 27, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Pat Lamar
OXFORD – Patricia “Pat” Chadwick Lamar, 71, resident of Oxford, a person active for many years in the community and civic affairs of Oxford, retired teacher and wife of Dr. Wayne Terry Lamar, departed this life Sept. 24, 2012, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services honoring the life of Mrs. Lamar will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Oxford University Methodist Church, where she was a devoted member, with interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation for Mrs. Lamar will be in the Church Fellowship Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. Arrangements will be provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center – Main Chapel of Somerville, Tenn.
Mrs. Lamar was born April 3, 1941, in Jackson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Vernon Davis Chadwick and Glenn Hines Chadwick. She was educated in the Jackson School System and received her BAE from the University of Mississippi, where she served as Ole Miss Beauty, cheerleader and Homecoming Queen. Mrs. Lamar was married June 9, 1962, to Dr. Wayne Terry Lamar, retired orthopedic surgeon and former Ole Miss sports physician, who survives.
Mrs. Lamar served as Oxford’s first female mayor from 1997 to 2001 after having been the city’s first female alderman for eight years. Some of her accomplishments included the completion of the Oxford Conference & Readiness Center, the Pat Lamar Park, and the revival and beautification of downtown Oxford. She was the recipient of numerous awards and honors that included the School of Education Alumna of the Year, the National Kappa Delta Sorority 2002 Order of the Pearl, Ole Miss Women’s Council Board for Philanthropy, board member of the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and president of the Oxford Garden Club. Her greatest enjoyments in life were her family, friends and serving her community.
In addition to her husband of 50 years, Mrs. Lamar is survived by her daughter, Leslie Lamar Mallory of Memphis; two sons, William Chadwick Lamar of Oxford, Lucius Mallory Lamar of Santa Barbara, Calif.; two sisters, Annie Chadwick Hardin of New York City, Dorothy Chadwick of Madison; her brother, Dr. Vernon Chadwick of Oxford; and seven grandchildren, Robert Ellis Mallory Jr., Lucius Lamar Mallory, William Thomas Lamar Mallory, Mary Etta Mallory Bridges Lamar, William Chadwick Lamar Jr., Thomas Giles Lamar and Elizabeth Merrill Lamar.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Oxford University United Methodist Church, 424 S. 10th St., Oxford, MS 38655; Ole Miss Women’s Council, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677; or the Kappa Delta at the University of Mississippi.

Bill Hughes
DORSEY – William “Bill” Hughes, 77, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. He was born April 23, 1935, to Raymond R. and Bertha Yielding Hughes. He was a United States Navy veteran and worked many years running routes for Tom’s Peanuts. He was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. David Highland officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Adams Hughes; his son, Michael (Brenda) Hughes of Fulton; his daughter, Beth (Matt) Lesley of Dorsey; grandchildren, April, Shelby and Jonathan; sisters, Carolyn (Jacky) Abel of Smithville, Charlene (Gerald) Sheffield of Mantachie, Pat (Dennis) Pearson of Amory; and brother, Carroll (Vera) Hughes of Hamilton, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Ed Hughes.
Pallbearers will be Marty Hughes, Allen Sheffield, Brian Sheffield, Matt Lesley, Richie Steele and Anthony Pearson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Archie W. Meeks
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Archie W. Meeks, 88, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Tuscaloosa V.A. Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Pacific Theater from 1941-1945. He earned two Purple Hearts. He was very active in his church, teaching Sunday school and working with the youth ministry. Extremely charitable, he enjoyed coaching youth football and baseball and giving back to the community. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville with John E. Howard officiating. Magnolia Chapel South is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Shawna Stockton (Bud) and Mary Evelyn Howard (John); two sons, Jessie E. Meeks (Diana) and James O. Meeks (Jenny); sister, Evelyn McBride; sister-in-law, Margie Meeks; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Swarner Meeks; his parents; and two brothers.
Grandsons and nephews will be pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be George Hodgson, staff of Freedom Hall Tuscaloosa V.A. Medical Center, Second Hand Rose Ministry at First Baptist Church and ministerial staff at First Baptist Church.

Prudence Storey
PISGAH – Prudence Irene Strange Storey, 94, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Longwood Community Living Center. She was born May 12, 1918, to Sam Ed and Ellen Moore Strange. She was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Kelly and L.D. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth (L.D.) Cox of Rienzi, Charlene Storey Horn of Booneville and Barbara (Bobby) Phillips of Thrasher; one son, Joseph F. (Betty M.) Storey of Hopkinsville, Ky.; one sister, Maxine Burnett Leatherwood of Rienzi; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter F. Storey; her parents; and two sisters, Mary Effie Massey and Katherine Palmer.
Visitation will continue until service time at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Mary Irby
PONTOTOC – Mary Ann Irby, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Graceland Nursing Home in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Joe Bristow
MIAMI, Fla. – Joseph “Joe” Bristow, 81, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Miami, Fla. He was born on Dec. 16, 1930.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Kendall United Methodist Church in Miami.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Cemetery at the corner of Green and Jackson streets in Tupelo. Visitation will follow at the gravesite. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is handling local arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sally Ann Allee Bristow of Miami; his daughter, Susan Gardner (Rob) of Tupelo; his son, Clifton Bristow (Lisa) of New Albany; and four grandchildren, Jason Gardner, Ashley Gillespie (Daniel), Paula Bristow and Dylan Bristow.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Leigh Ann Honeycutt.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Zella Mae Potter
FULTON – Zella Mae Potter, 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Mildred Powers
CORINTH – Mildred Davis Powers, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in the Dogwood Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mabel Stovall
SARDIS – Mabel Taylor Stovall, 88, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Sardis Nursing Home in Sardis.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Batesville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1505, Batesville, MS 38606.
Jimmy Nelson
TUPELO – James Thomas “Jimmy” Nelson, 64, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 10, 1948, in Tupelo to Ben Nelson and Pearl Davis Nelson. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed watching television and talking to the neighbors. He was a “mama’s boy” and loved his family.
A celebration of life service will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Danny Balint officiating. Private burial will follow in Unity Cemetery in Plantersville.
Survivors include his sister, Ann Davidson of Tupelo; niece, Dean Yerger (Greg) of Dickson, Tenn.; great-nieces, Desiree and Dion; great-nephew, Shawn; great-great-nephew, Parker; and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Ben, in 1980, and his mother, Miss Pearl, in 1986, and a half-sister, Ruby Jung.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to service time Friday only at the funeral home.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Dot Baine
HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas – Dorothy Lucille “Dot” Johnson Baine, 90, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at her home in Harker Heights, Texas. She was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Houston to William Hugh Johnson and Mae Lorene Ford Johnson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Prospect United Methodist Church in Houston with Dr. Roger McGrew officiating. Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara and Keith Langewisch of Huntsville, Ala.; her sons, Burt and Patricia Baine of Charlotte, N.C., Bob Baine of Little Rock, Ala., Bill Baine of Killeen, Texas, Brad and Kathy Baine of Salado, Texas; her sisters, Martha and Les Sumner of New Albany, Ella and Hugh McCullough of Houston; her brother, James and Judy Johnson of Baha Peninsula, Mexico; her 10 grandchildren; and her six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Billy Nelle Baine.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com

Rose Marie Goss
ABERDEEN – Rose Marie Goss died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Westbrook Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Palo Alto Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Friday with a wake from 4 to 7 p.m. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Hattie W. Brooks
WEST POINT – Hattie W. Brooks, 68, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Clay County Medical Center.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Matthews Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
O.B. Gough
TUPELO – Oscar Brewster Gough, 82, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. He was born June 25, 1930, in Vimville to Sarah Brewster and Oscar Benton Gough. He graduated from Laurel High School and then joined the Air Force. He was stationed at Garmish, Germany. Upon return he attended Southern Mississippi University and graduated in 1955. He accepted a job with Lederle Laboratories in Tupelo. He later became involved in a furniture manufacturing business in 1967 and was considered a pioneer in the furniture business in Northeast Mississippi. He was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church in Tupelo. He was an avid golfer and loved people.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with Dr. Rick Brooks officiating.
Survivors include his daughter, Sherry Gaddy of Crystal Springs; two sons, Bruce Gough (Cindy) of Anchorage, Alaska, and Phillip Gough (Julie) of Tupelo; two grandsons, Cody and Justin Gaddy of Crystal Springs; and two granddaughters, Molly and Ally Gough of Tupelo.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Richburg, Billy Hughes, Duck Holland, Gene Box, Herb Denton and Judd Hambrick.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Martin House of Traceway Retirement Community, 2800 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Pauline Powers
WREN – Pauline Powers, 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Virgil Sides Sr.
TIPLERSVILLE – Virgil Leroy Sides Sr., 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Beverly Gray
FULTON – Beverly J. Gray, 65, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.