OXFORD – Argola "Pie" Lee, 66, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford

Argola Lee
OXFORD – Argola “Pie” Lee, 66, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford.
James Burnside
OXFORD – James Burnside died Sunday, March 08, 2009, at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford.
Polly Patterson
NETTLETON – Polly Patterson, 88, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Zera Hastings
BOONEVILLE – Zera Hastings, 83, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Services of Corinth.
Patricia A. Stanford
OXFORD – Patricia Ann Stanford, 66, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Born in Sledge and a retired inspector at Emerson Electric, she was a member of New El Bethel Baptist Church and was a devoted Christian. She loved gardening, flowers and taking care of her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New El Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Ross Robertson and Rev. Charles Keel officiating. Burial will follow in New El Bethel Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Stanford of Oxford; one son, Eddie Gerald Stanford of Oxford; five brothers, Bobby Sockwell, Donald Sockwell, Ray Sockwell and Jimmy Sockwell, all of Oxford and Kenneth Sockwell of Auburndale, Fla.; two grandchildren, Amanda Sowell and Hunter Stanford; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Evan and Eli Sowell.
She was preceded in death by her parents Wayne and Rhoda Sockwell; and by a sister, Janie Bray.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home and will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at New El Bethel Baptist Church.
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Ann’s memory be made to New El Bethel Cemetery Fund, c/o Travis Patterson, 858 HWY 331, Banner, MS 38913.
Please visit http://www.wallerfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest registry.
Rachel Lander
BRANDON – Rachel Louise Dunn Lander, 79, died March 8, 2009, in McComb. She was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Thorn and was a secretary with various churches, legal offices, banks and schools. She was a member of Caswell Springs United Methodist Church in Wade. She enjoyed singing in church choirs where her husband Rev. Pete Lander served as a Methodist Minister across south Mississippi. Whenever the doors were open, she was there to help with her four children in tow. She was also a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Caswell Springs United Methodist Church in Wade with burial following in the Church cemetery. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Ellis Lander (Darnell) and Rodney Lander (Peggy), both of Saucier and Bill Lander (Libby) of McComb; Daughter, Kay Troxler (Tom) of Brandon; nine grandchildren, Shane Lander, Todd Lander, Dan Lander (Faith), Amanda Benefield (Daryl), Blake Lander, Courtney Smith (Will), Justin Lander, Drew Troxler (Abby) and Kimsey McCormick (Alan); eight great-grandchildren, Rileigh, Shaylyn, Oscar, Tyler, Cameron, Ian, Foster and Raven; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Pete Lander; her parents, Andrew Jackson Dunn Jr. and Jessie Clark Dunn; her brother, Andrew Dunn; and her sisters Gladys and Alice Dunn.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Church.
An online register book for Mrs. Lander can be accessed at www.heritagefuneralhome.us
Earnest Finger
WALNUT – Earnest McNeil Finger died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Services of Corinth.
Henry Deaton
RED BAY, ALA. – Henry Deaton, 58, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Red Bay Hospital in Red Bay, Ala. He was born Dec. 7, 1950, in Ala. to Archie and Beatrice Pardue Deaton. He was employed at Sunshine Mills for 33 years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. with Bro. John Stockton and Bro. Mickey Trammel officiating. Burial will be in the Joel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Lisa Tepper and Amanda Brazil (Brandon), both of Red Bay, Ala. and Misty Spencer (Charles) of Tishomingo; five brothers, Gene Deaton (Sue) and Steve Deaton (Peggy), both of Dennis, Edward Deaton of Scottsboro, Ala., Donald Deaton (Brenda) of Golden and Lester Deaton (Deresia) of Red bay, Ala.; one sister, Linda Holland (June) of Vina, Ala.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Deaton; his parents; and one sister, Earlene Carlisle.
Pallbearers will be Tim Deaton, Andy Deaton, June Holland, Rodney Strickland, James Evetts and Jacob Pfeiffer.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue until service time Tuesday.
Vera Borde
TUPELO – Gladys Vera Brigman Gates Borde, 74, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was born July 11, 1934, in Baldwyn to the late Clovis Brigman and Addie Ila Eaton Brigman. She lived in Prentiss County, Ripley and Alcorn County, spent many years in Bogalusa, La. and had lived in Tupelo the last 10 years. She worked in various area factories including Garan in Corinth and Foote Shoe Factory in Ripley. She was married to Edd Gates, the father of her four children. Her only son, Eddie Hugh Gates Jr. died at birth. She was a master quilt maker and was especially skilled in making Cathedral Window quilts. She was a private lady who cared deeply for her family and she was especially fond of country music, her favorite artist being George Strait.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with her nephew-in-law, Barry Hickman officiating. Private burial will be at the Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, two grandchildren and one special great-grandson: Dimple Gates Whitaker (Clyde) of Tupelo and her daughter, Amanda Brown Lancaster and her son, Austin Reed Lancaster all of Tupelo, Joyce Fitzsimmons of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and her daughter, Traci Harbor of Tupelo and Lonette Wilson of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel.
The family asks that memorials be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2188, Tupelo, MS 38802; or to All Care Home Hospice, 144 South Thomas St.., Tupelo, MS. 38801.
The family also requests that, when ordering flowers, please do not send loud scented flowers and please do not wear cologne or perfume due to a family member being allergic to loud scents.
Gimilla Barker
RED BAY, ALA. – Gimilla Gertrude Barker, 97, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Care Center of Red Bay. She was born Nov. 4, 1911, in Ala. to the late Thomas Icy and Susie Barksdale Belcher. She was the owner and operator of Barker’s Grocery Store in Atwood, Ala. for 45 years. She was a member of the Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. with Bro Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Holly Springs Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Barker (Betty) of Red Bay, Ala. and Dennis Barker (Diana) of Golden; five grandchildren, Kevin Barker, Brent Barker, Karen Bowen, Dale Holcomb and Christy Bennett; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Barker; her daughter, Joyce Holcomb; her parents; four sisters; and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Jean Pennington
GERMANTOWN, TENN. – Jean Pennington, 81, formerly of Booneville, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. after an extended illness. She was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Kelley officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Melton (Jimmy) of Jackson, Tenn.; two sons, Jerry Pennington (Pam) and Jeffrey Pennington, both of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Faye Stewart (Bill) of Booneville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Genell Robinson; one brother-in-law, Ed Arnold; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Lorene Clark Robinson; her husband, Albert Pennington; one daughter, Jan Pennington; one sister, Avis Arnold; and one brother, L.W. Robinson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and will continue until service time Tuesday, both at the funeral home.
Jessie Roberts
FULTON – Jessie Roberts, 22, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.

Lois F. Barrett
BOONEVILLE – Lois F. Barrett, 83, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was a member of First Baptist Church Booneville, a homemaker and former owner of Barrett Used Tires of Booneville.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel where Bro. Pete McCoy officiated. Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Commodore Perry Barrett of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; three sisters, Mary Woody of Carson City, Nev., Barbara Stanfill (Eddie) of Jackson, Tenn. and Zelma Dilworth of Corinth; one granddaughter, Ginger Lambert (Michael) of Booneville; one great-granddaughter, Holly Lambert; and a special friend, Teresa Barrett of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Farris; her husband, Cecil Barrett; two sisters, Annie Bullard and Willie Leo Hancock; and three brothers, W.C., Paul and Jasper Farris.
Virginia Cook
NEW ALBANY – Virginia “Bird” Cook, 34, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
Nona Fooshee
NEW ALBANY – Nona Browning Fooshee, 88, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 5, 1921, in New Albany to Clarence and Alma Langford Browning. She was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church and a retired seamstress at Irwin B. Schwabe Co.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ingomar Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Everett and Bro. Clyde Pound officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Roberts (Whitey) of New Albany and Brenda Williams (Larry) of Ingomar; three brothers, William Howard “Tomp” Browning, Leighton Browning and Thomas Eugene Browning; five grandchildren, Melissa Cox (Danny), Dana Hall (Robby), Jenny Robbins (Justin), Jeff Williams (Melissa) and Sam Roberts; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mayo Fooshee; her parents; two sisters, Grace Wray and Eunice Dunnam; and two grandsons, Mark Williams and Brian Williams.
Pallbearers will be Larry Fooshee, Bobby Williams, John Weeden, Kevin Fooshee, Lee Fooshee, Nicky Browning and Roger Browning.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until service time today at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House of Tupelo.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com
Leslie Erby
RANDOLPH – Leslie Junior Erby, 73, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Calhoun County Health Care in Calhoun City. He was a farmer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Rev. Tommy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Guinn Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his sisters, Frances Dover of Randolph and Louise Steele of Pontotoc; and two brothers, Alvis Douglas Erby and Jerry Dean Erby, both of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Douglas Erby and Earadelle Rodgers Erby.
Pallbearers will be Charles Kyle, Billy Smitherman, Jimmy Hollings, Ricky Erby, Homer Rodgers and Dolan Hollings.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and will continue from 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Lucille Hopkins
BALDWYN – Mary Lucille Hopkins, 86, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at her residence after an extended illness. She was a member of the Hill’s Chapel Baptist Church and a retired employee of Reed Manufacturing. She enjoyed yard work and loved her dog “Pewe” and gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Loyd Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Tupelo Memorial Park. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, James “Bud” Hopkins (Faye), Johnny Hopkins (Caren) and Tommie Hopkins, all of Baldwyn and Lottie Cransover of Georgia; great-nieces and nephews, Roger Hopkins (Wanda), Darrell Hopkins (Shelly), Chad and Andy Hopkins (Alicia), Brandon Hopkins, Susan James (Harold), Matthew Hopkins and Dewayne Hopkins (Jennifer); several great-great-nieces and nephews; and special friends, Millie Nichols, Deborah Odom and Sandy James.
She was preceded in death by a brother, J.R. Hopkins (Eunice); sisters, Inez Hopkins and Lessie Hopkins; and nephews, Donnie Hopkins and Wayne Hopkins.
Her great nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Kathy Starnes
CORINTH – Kathy Starnes, 56, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.
Battle Cartwright
BOONEVILLE – Battle Malone Cartwright died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Booneville. Born in Prentiss County, Mississippi, Mr. Cartwright celebrated his ninety-fifth birthday on Saturday, February 28, surrounded by his beloved family.
Mr. Cartwright was a veteran of World War II, having served as a rifleman with the 91st Infantry, Fifth Army, in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy.
A long-time member of First Baptist Church, he served as usher until his ninetieth year. He was a faithful member of the Isaac Class. Mr. Cartwright was a prayer warrior, praying daily for his family, for members of his church, and for friends in the community. He ready his Bible faithfully.
A lover of nature and the outdoors, he was an avid hunter, enjoying week-long hunts deep in the woods of the Mississippi delta. Mr. Cartwright raised field trial beagles, serving as a field trial judge for many years. He was a horseman–a cowboy at heart–riding his beloved quarter horses until he was 89 years of age. A passionate fisherman, he was happiest at a catfish pond or in his boat on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. At age sixty-six he became a devoted walker, logging over eight thousand miles. He was a familiar sight to many as he walked in “the great outdoors”. As his health declined, his walking paths became less far-ranging as he walked up and down his driveway and, then, up and down the hallways of his home. His hobbies were passions, enjoyed to the fullest.
His greatest passion, however, was his family. He was the husband of Trecia Houston Cartwright, his wife of seventy-three years, and the father of Terry Malone Cartwright and Donna Cartwright Roten. His children’s spouses, Gloria Jean Cummings of Pontotoc and Bobby Keith Roten of New Albany, were considered his own children. He was the beloved grandfather of Cory Malone Cartwright and his wife Krista Blumenstock Cartwright, Manda Roten Gibson and her husband Kevin Gibson, Joshua Keith Roten and his wife Amanda Thompson Roten, and John William Cartwright and his wife Jan Stevens Cartwright. Joy was added with the birth of Ella Grace Cartwright (Cory) and Lucy Cartwright Gibson, great-granddaughters.
Other surviving family includes his brother-in-law, Harold Nantz, and his nieces, Eudora Grisham Kemp, Elizabeth Garner, Sue Garner Phillips, and Patsy Hill Johnson. Great-nieces and nephews are Pamela Rice and “Mike” Kemp, “Harry” Smith, “Mitzy” Mills and Michael Johnson, and Michel and Garner Phillips.
Mr. Cartwrights only remaining stepsibling is Kenny Cartwright. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Syble Moore Tollison, Lee Barron, and Carolyn Montgomery and by a host of Houston nieces and nephews.
Preceded Mr. Cartwright in death were his grandsons, James B. and Bartlett L. Roten, his parents James Asbury and Sarah Gullet Cartwright, his siblings Rita Lou Garner, Rosalie “Audie” Grisham, Hattie Smith, Maudie Fay Cartwright, twins John Henry Cartwright and Junie Hill, Ruth Nantz and Ernie Marie Cartwright, Maudie Fay, John Henry, and Ernie Marie died in childhood. Nieces and nephews who preceded their uncle in death are Ernestine Daniel, Eugenia Bennett, and Harrison Smith.
Each of these was greatly touched by the life of their loved one, Battle Malone Cartwright. Each who remains will remember him.
Mr. Cartwright had a host of friends throughout the community, whom he loved and who loved him. Dan Volk, other members of First Baptist Church, and Booneville area friends were faithful. In his last months, he was ably and kindly cared for by Dr. Clifton Cartwright, Joan Vandevander, D.W. Mathis, Heritage Hospice employees–Shawna Tittle, Angela Jeanes, Cathy Pittman among others–and the nurses and staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be Monday evening from five until eight o’clock at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville. The funeral will be at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon at First Baptist Church, Booneville, with visitation one hour prior to services.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 401 West Church Street, Booneville, Mississippi 38829 or to the Prentiss County World War II Memorial Fund, c/o Mr. Rick Willis, BancorpSouth, 207 South First Street, Booneville, Mississippi 38829.
Rev. A. Franklyn Brooks Jr.
MADISON, IND. – Rev. A. Franklyn Brooks Jr., 70, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Madison, Ind. He was born Aug. 3, 1938, in Charleston, S.C., the son of the late Arnold Franklyn Sr. and Pearl Marie Hiers Brooks. He began his calling to ministry at the age of 18 at the First Christian Church in Edward, N.C. His service to his ministry lasted for over 52 years when he retired. He was a member of the Natchez Trace Golf Club in Tupelo. He will be remembered for his helpful and caring nature, his warm hearted smile and his endless devotion to meet the needs of the people in the communities he served.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Madison, Ind. with Pastor Gregory A. Russell officiating. Morgan amp& Nay Funeral Centre is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy L. Lindsey Brooks of Madison, Ind.; daughter, Lori Lyn Brooks Amason (William David Jr.) of Green Pond, Ala.; son, Tripp Brooks of Dothan, Ala.; sister, Elizabeth Brooks Little (W. Kenneth Sr.) of Charleston, S.C.; grandsons, Trice, Trenton, Trace and Layne; four nephews; two nieces; and 3 sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gloria and Frank Griggs, Mardell and Ronnie McArdle and Charlie and Donna Lindsey, all of Phenix City, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue from 11 a.m. until service time at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of to any church of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.morgan-nay.com
Kathleen Roberts
BOONEVILLE – Kathleen Inez Roberts, 61, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at her residence in Booneville. She was born Dec. 25, 1947, in Booneville. She was a Baptist and worked as a sales representative in the novelty business. She enjoyed bird watching, camping, fishing, moose hunting, the outdoors and all of nature’s beauty.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel where Bro. Dwain Whitehurst officiated. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Gracie King of Saucier; her mother, Grace Counce of Booneville; two sisters, Lourine Gullet (Charles “Doc”) and Nita Hayes of Booneville; four grandchildren, Brandon King, Trevor King, Madison King and Sarah Grace King; and two special nephews, Bryson Edge and Haley Aycock.
She was preceded in death by her father, Guy Counce.
James Morris
CORINTH – James “Larry” Morris, 70, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born in Morris Chapel, Tenn. and moved to Alcorn County with his family at the age of 15. He was an Independent Trucker all of his working career and traveled every state and Canada. He loved trucking and never tired of working. Following retirement he visited the Truck Stop daily and talked with his friends and with drivers. He was also a loving and caring grandfather and enjoyed planting flowers and watching western movies.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McPeters Chapel with Rev. Taft Nethery officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial park. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Dottie B. Morris; two sons, Larry Dale Morris of Southaven and Scottie Lee Morris of Corinth; and his grandchildren, Tiffany Morris, Kristie Morris, Noah Scott Morris and Trinity Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Jewell Cummings Morris.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation; the Kidney Foundation; or to the American Cancer Society.
Dudley Hoover
HOLLY SPRINGS – Dudley Benton Hoover, 90, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Trinity Mission and Rehab in Holly Springs. He was born May 18, 1918, to Arthur Benton and Mary Anna Hoover of Ashland. He later married L.G. Hoover, his wife of many wonderful years. He served his country in World War II in Europe and remained a proud veteran. Prior to living at Trinity he resided in Holly Springs.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Liberty Methodist Church in Ashland. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his twin sisters, Mary Hoover and Martha Bosche Hoover, both of Jonesboro, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; his sisters, Louise Hoover Bowen and Ruth Hoover; and his brothers, Howard, William, Clyde, Joseph, Morris, Otho, Tandy, Tom and Casey Hoover.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Tuesday at the Church.
Memorials may be made to the Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Liberty Methodist Church, 2977, Holbrook Road, Ashland, MS 38603.
Bobby Parker
JACKSON, TENN. – Bobby Allen Parker, 78, a native of Plantersville, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Madison County Hospital in Jackson after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Arrinton Funeral Home of Jackson. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors will handle local graveside services on Wednesday at the Tupelo Memorial Park.
Faye Whitehead
DENNIS – Ruby Faye Whitehead, 69, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 26, 1939, in Itawamba County to Manuel and Exie Maxwell Gasaway. She was the assistant store manager for Rainbow Dollar Store in Tishomingo and she attended Old Bethel United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Old Bethel United Methodist Church with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Church cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, S.Q. Whitehead of Dennis; three children, Donnie Whitehead (Gloria) of Albuquerque, N.M., Tommy Whitehead (Pam) of Golden and Valerie Wright (Jeff) of Florence, Ala.; two grandchildren, Kristen Zemek (Bryan) and Zack Whitehead, both of Golden; and five sisters, Judy Hood, Bonnie Adams and Janice Gasaway, all of Fulton and Dorothy and Carolyn Sparks, both of Golden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Ruth Nunley, Lona Belle Johnson, Frankie Carter, Barbara Gentry, Linda Cox and Johnnie Sue Dingler; and three brothers, Billy Gasaway, Julius Gasaway and Jimmy Gasaway.
Pallbearers will be Josh Hood, Jackie Hood, Roy Adams, Danny Hood, Rodney Green and Dennis Pharr.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church or charity of the donor’s choice.

Judy McGhee