Obituaries September 9, 2013

Sula Davis Bailey

Mrs. Sula Davis Bailey, age 93, of Florence, AL, died Saturday, September 7, 2013. Visitation was last evening at Greenview Funeral Home. Funeral services will be today, September 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel with burial to follow in Greenview Memorial Park. Officiating will be Brother Tom Phillips and Brother Chris Underwood.

Sula was a member of Highland Baptist Church of Florence for 62 years. She was truly an example of a Christian woman and was a role model for her entire family and her many friends.

She was a Girl Scout leader, a Cub Scout leader, and a kindergarten teacher. She retired after 25 years first as a teacher and then later as Director of Maud Lindsay Free Kindergarten.

Mrs. Bailey is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Hassel Bailey; parents, Reason and Mamie Davis; and sisters, Carrie Moore and Sibbie Houston.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie Walden (Pete); and son, Johnny Bailey (Janet), both of Killen; five grandchildren, Beth Walden Britton (Rob) of Atlanta, Deborah Walden (Toby Ball) of Durham, NH., Kelly Walden and John Bailey, both of Killen and Jennifer Bailey Stokes (Jeff) of Spanish Fort; and seven great-grandchildren, Robert and Sam Britton, Jake and Sadie Ball, Chandler and Bailey Walden and Evelynn Stokes.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kelly Walden and John Bailey; grandsons-in-law, Rob Britton and Jeff Stokes; great-grandsons, Robert and Sam Britton and Chandler Walden; and long- time, friend Joe Rhodes.

Honorary pallbearers will include grandson-in-law. Toby Ball; great-grandson, Jake Ball; Dr. Bradley Cavender and Dr. Felix Morris.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Sula’s caregivers, Angie Harvey, Laura Haynes, Jane Johnson and Reeda Narmore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maud Lindsay Free Kindergarten, 1802 Cole Ave. Florence, AL. 35630.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home.

Dolores Evans

VAIDEN – Violet Dolores King Evans, 89, of the Wesley Chapel Church Community near Vaiden passed away, September 7, 2013, at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona after a lengthy illness. She was born to Herman King and Nellie Curtis King. She was a devout Christian, loving mother and housewife. She married Thomas Harold Evans, and they gave birth to nine boys. She leaves behind a very large family who dearly loved her and will miss her so much. Her family will always treasure her beautiful smile and heartfelt laughter, and especially, the silly little nicknames that she gave each one. She loved cooking for her large family and would prepare each grandchild their favorite food. She taught all of them about Jesus and always found something positive to say about everyone.

Mrs. Evans is survived by her sons, Don H. Evans (Belinda) of Madison, Bernard Evans (Gail) of Saltillo, Mike Evans (Pam) of Flora, Tommy Hugh Evans of Florence, Craig Evans of Kosciusko and Trent Evans (Jan) of Flora; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold; and her sons, Harold Curtis Evans (Nancy), Stanley Herman Evans and Shelly Keith Evans.

Jordan Funeral Home of Kosciusko will be in charge of the funeral with Bro Billy Little officiating. Her brother-in-law, Bobby Joe Evans, will deliver the eulogy.

Visitation will be at Jordan Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. today, September 9th with services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in the Carmack Community.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Lance Evans, Hunter Evans, Parker Evans, Judd Evans, Joel Evans, Taylor Evans, Chord Evans and Joah Evans.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kempe Hodges, Troy Hodges, Ricky Corley, Lamar Ellis, Larry King, Doug King and SSG Justin Evans.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Mary Agnes Greenhaw

Mary Agnes Tucker Greenhaw, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother departed this life to her eternal home on September 7, 2013. She was born on Christmas Day, 1920, to Murdock and Sallie McGee Tucker. She married Carl Woodrow Greenhaw in 1938, and then enjoyed a marriage of devotion to each other until his death in 2002. She attended a variety of schools and graduated from Shannon High School, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class.

For over 40 years, she and her husband owned and operated Frankstown Grocery in Frankstown until their retirement. Having lived most of her adult life in Wheeler, she and her husband and her sister, Laura Mathis, moved to Booneville in 1997. While living in Wheeler, she was a member of Wheeler Baptist Church, and after moving to Booneville, she became a member of Booneville First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Golden Rule Sunday School Class. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards with her card group, and spending time with her family. She was a woman of great faith, great humor, and great dignity and grace. After moving to Booneville, she enjoyed many new friends and neighbors. Her faith was strong and was evidenced in everything she did.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Laura Mathis, and her husband, Bill; and her brother, Heslep Tucker, and his wife, Mary.

She is survived by her three children, Carolyn Long (Dr. James Stanley) of Booneville, Stephen (Cynthia) Greenhaw of Amory and Dr. David (Beverly) Greenhaw of Booneville. Also surviving her are nine grandchildren, Cliff (Gerry) Long of Olive Branch; Julie (Jay) Cothren of Collierville, Tenn.; Susan (Mike) Cristo of Booneville; Nancy (Rodney) Crouch of Amory; Blake (Leigh) Greenhaw of Trussville, Ala.; Jennifer (Drew) Love of Tupelo; Bart (Anita) Greenhaw of Saltillo; Leigh (Chad) Smith of Covington, Tenn.; and Dr. Brad (Ashleigh) Greenhaw of Charleston, S.C. She is survived by twenty great-grandchildren, all who loved their MamMaw very much, Megan (Phillip) Chapman, Drew (Carmen Wallace) Cristo, Lindsay Long, James Long, Abby Long, Corbin Cothren, Aidan Cothren, Madison Crouch, Riley Crouch, Meredith Crouch, Olivia Love, Emerson Love, Mallory Love, Morgan Greenhaw, Griffin Greenhaw, Maddie Smith, Benjamin Smith, Christopher Smith, Landry Greenhaw and Sophie Greenhaw. She also leaves a special niece, Kathryn (Joe) Justice of Loganville, Ga.; a special nephew, John (Sandra) Tucker of Starkville; a special cousin, Dr. George Jones of Baton Rouge, La.; and a host of friends she had accumulated through her almost 93 years of living here on this earth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 9, at McMillan Funeral Home with Dr. Lynn Jones and Rev. Jason Dukes officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 12 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Booneville First Baptist Church or Wheeler Baptist Church.

Imogene Wages

NEW ALBANY – Imogene Wages, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.

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

Louise Allen

NEW ALBANY – Louise Allen, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.

Ruthie Briggs

SLAYDEN – Ruthie Briggs, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Baptist Desoto Hospital-Southaven. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Mildred Manning

COFFEEVILLE – Mildred Jeanette Shaw Manning, 45, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at her home. She was born Dec. 15, 1967, in Oxford. She was a member of Carrolton United Methodist Church, a former cook for a restaurant and a reconstructive artist painter.

Services will be 2 p.m. today, Sept. 9, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Diane Lemmon officiating. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Manning of Coffeeville; her parents, Malcolm Walton and Carolyn Shaw of Coffeeville; two sons, Lake Chambers McNeer and Kyle Aston McNeer, both of Winona; brother, Malcolm Walton Shaw Jr and wife, Wanda Jo of Mantachie; grandmother, Eva Mae Newsom of Water Valley; a niece, Lanie Shaw; and a nephew, Landen Shaw.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clyde and Estelle Shaw; her gandfather, E.O. Newsom; and a sister, Millie Sexton.

Pallbearers will be Paul Dennis, Johnny Mosley, Scott Hendrix, Terry Hoylt, Danny Miller, Danny Miller Jr. and Hugh Trippe.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. today prior to service time at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at

‘Missy’ Hays

EUPORA – Kathleen “Missy” Wooten Reid Hays, 51, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at her home in Eupora. She was born April 30, 1962, in Lufkin, Texas to Mary Alice Talbott Wooten and Emery Dewitt Wooten. She was a Kroger Store Cashier for 20 years and a member of the Catholic Church. She loved animals and enjoyed working with arts and crafts. She married John Wiley Hays on July 30, 2005, at the Church of Living Waters in West Point.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Brandon Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny Hays of Eupora; two sons, James D. Reid of Maben and Phillip Hays of Eupora; three sisters, Mary Alice Wooten Taylor (Glen) of Point Clear, Ala., Elizabeth Ann Wooten of Pontotoc and Susan B. Wooten of Las Vegas; and one brother, Emery D. Wooten Jr. of Point Clear, Ala.

Pallbearers will be Rayburn Hunt, Warren Hunt, Ronnie Burchett, James Fletcher, Dewayne Gatlin and Houston Graves.

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

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Friends may leave an online condolence at

Barbara W. Wilson

IUKA – Barbara W. Wilson, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Tishomingo Community Living Center.

Services will be 3 p.m. today, Sept. 9, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tishomingo Community Living Center at 1410 West Quitman Street, Iuka, MS 38852.

An online guestbook can be accessed at

Fred Brasher

OKOLONA – Fred Alvin Brasher, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his sister’s residence in Okolona. Born March 9, 1946, in Alabama. He was a son of Charlie Fred and Rosie Lee Brasher. He was of the Baptist faith, and he attended school at the Shelby County Training School in Columbiana, Ala. He was a truck driver and farmer, and he loved working in his garden. He lived in the states of New York and Alabama for most of his adult life.

A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. today, Sept. 9, at Darden and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his two sons, Frederick (Princess) Brasher of Gadsden, Ala. and Alfonzo Brasher of Buffalo, N.Y; one daughter, Angala Brasher of Buffalo, N.Y.; two brothers, Steve (Janice) Brasher of Wilsonville, Ala. and Walter Brasher of Gadsden, Ala.; two sisters, Judy Swain of Gadsden, Ala. and Vickie Brasher of Okolona; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Una Mae Jordan, Lurline Flambo and Annie Pearl Brasher; and four brothers, Wilson Brasher, Jermaine Brasher, Charles Brasher and Arthur E. Moss.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Hazel Smith

PONTOTOC – Hazel Reynolds Smith, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Burial will be in Guinn Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.