By NEMS Daily Journal
Robert McHaney Jr.
WACO, Texas – Robert L. “Bob” McHaney Jr. died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Regent Care Center in Texas. He was born in Arkansas to Robert L. and Martha P. McHaney and moved to West Point at an early age. He graduated from West Point High School in 1958, Mississippi State University with a B.A. degree and the University of Mississippi School of Law. He joined the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd lieutenant served in the active military and reserves for 30 years, retiring as a colonel. He was a lawyer for many years.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 a.m. until service time Friday. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann, whom he married in 1980; a daughter, Chelle McHaney of Houston, and his stepson, William D. Pate, and their families; a brother, Larry McHaney; two sisters, Barbara Wright and Martha Burford; several nieces and one nephew.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the scholarship fund of First Presbyterian Church, Waco, Texas; youth fund at First Baptist Church, West Point; the National Lung Cancer Partnership; or the scholarship fund at the University of Mississippi Law School.
Friends may leave an online condolences at robinsonfh.net.
TISHOMINGO – Ailene Bringle, 82, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
MATHISTON – Ernestine “Teenie” Doss, 92, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Pearl River County Nursing Home in Poplarville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Spring Valley Cemetery in Mathiston.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Kenneth Wayne Butler, 74, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Baptist Church. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Oakland Baptist Church. The body will lie in repose at the church from noon to service time Saturday.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wayne Butler Memorial Scholarship through the Northeast Development Foundation. Call Patrick Eaton at (662) 720-7165.
PONTOTOC – Katherine Ard, 88, died Tuesday at Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Ola Mae Savage
OXFORD – Ola Mae Savage, 58, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Philadelphia M.B. Church.
SOUTHAVEN – Onita Parker, 79, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Kellum Parker Cemetery in Oktibbeha County.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NETTLETON – Loyal Alton West, 75, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Walter Bullwinkel Jr.
NEW ALBANY – Walter Ernest Bullwinkel Jr. died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County after a long illness. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., on May 22, 1924, to Walter E. Bullwinkel Sr. and Louise Heise Bullwinkel. He served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II. He was a lifelong garment manufacturing executive, at one time overseeing 17 factories in Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mexico. He had an abiding love for his family, church, community and country. He was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in New Albany. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the church. United Funeral Service will be in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his children, Bruce A. Bullwinkel (Lois), Kathryn A. Bullwinkel and Gary R. Bullwinkel (Gail); his stepsons, Joseph D. Dail Jr. (Suzanne) and Carey Dail; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Mildred Akehurst Bullwinkel; his second wife, Chloe Dail Bullwinkel; a daughter, Carole D. Bullwinkel; and a grandson, Stephen B. Bullwinkel.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that any memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
PONTOTOC – Ellen Irene Gates, 80, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McGregor Chapel Church in Pontotoc. Bro. Jerry Hooper and Bro. Justin Gates will officiate. Burial will follow in Turnpike Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Jessie Ray Cox of Lafayette Springs, Rocky L. Cox (Ann) of Pontotoc, Jeffery L. Cox Sr. (Shelly) of Piney Grove and Danny G. Gates (Carolyn) of Thaxton; a sister, Willie Mahaffey (James) of Memphis; grandchildren, Brantney Cox (Cicely), Chad Cox (Amy), Dustin Cox (Katie), Jeffery L. Cox Jr. (Malia), Christopher J. Cox (Ashley) and Chance G. Gates; seven great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Earl Gates, Eddie Gates, Elaine Fleming, Edith Reeding and Jane Stegall; 12 stepgrandchildren; 18 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Grover and Qubell Price; her husband, William Earl Gates; and a stepson, Ellis Paul Gates.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Cox, Brantney Cox, Jeffery Cox, Chris Cox, Paul Gates and Todd Curtis. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Cox, Chance Gates, James Mahaffey and Ricky Aron.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc and from noon to service time Friday at McGregor Chapel Church in Pontotoc.
BATESVILLE – Sadie Edna Cobb Atkinson, 94, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Quitman County Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday Crowder Baptist Church. Burial will be in Crowder Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Crowder Baptist Church, P.O. Box 156, Crowder, MS 38622.
NETTLETON – Betty Herring Bolen, 45, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 13, 1966, in Lee County to James Casey Herring and Lois Markum Herring. She lived in the Nettleton area most of her life, where she graduated high school and attended college. She married her husband of 20 years, Dennis Bolen, on Aug. 14, 1991. She worked as a personal caregiver for the elderly. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, all types of church activities and spending time with her two children. She was a member of Nettleton Church of Christ. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nettleton Church of Christ, Hwy. 6 East, with Bro. Jimmy Bates officiating. Holland Funeral Directors, Nettleton Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Evan Bolen and Ethan Bolen, both of the home; mother-in-law, Bernice Bolen of Plantersville; one sister, Esther Blackard (Randy) of Nashville, Tenn.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Linda Smith and Penny Oaks.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUPELO – Minister Leonard “Leon” Woodhouse, 43, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Tupelo. He was born June 9, 1969, to Ethel “Baby Dee” Wise Eubanks and the late Lee Andrew “L.A.” Woodhouse. He was a 1987 graduate of Okolona High School. He was a member of Upper Prairie Creek M.B. Church and an employee of Aircap/MTD.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ebernezer M.B. Church with the Rev. Gerald Vallant officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Woodhouse of Huston; his mother, Ethel Baby Dee (Willie) Eubanks of Tupelo; stepmother, Lois Woodhouse of Prairie; two sons, Charmane (Haley) of Springfield, Mo., and Jordon Woodhouse of Houston; two sisters, Tracy Poe (James) of Aberdeen and Tina Eubanks of Verona; and two brothers, Clay Harrison (Faye) of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Willie Eubanks of Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
MACON – Kenji LeQuincy Sanders, 34, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Brooksville. Burial will be in Sauders Cemetery in Macon. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
RED BANKS – Fred Lee Edwards, 95, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Carey Chapel Cemetery at Mt. Pleasant.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEW ALBANY – Allie Medlin died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
RIPLEY – Gary Freeman, 60, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at his home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Cannon Johnson Jr.
MEMPHIS – Cannon “Big Dog” Johnson Jr., 65, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. He was a native of Ripley and the son of the late Troy Johnson and Geneva Carter Johnson. He was a graduate of Line Street High School in Ripley and president of the Line Street High School Alumni. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. John M.B. Church in Ripley. He was a retired data processor. He loved to watch TV and deal with numbers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. James Church of God in Christ in Ripley. The Rev. G.T. Thompson will officiate. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Earnestine Ingram Johnson of Memphis; two sons, Troy Johnson of Columbia, S.C., and Ronald Johnson of Memphis; one godson, Dennis Wheeler of Memphis; one goddaughter, Madison Hall of Memphis; one sister, Gladys (Dwight) Leatherwood of Ripley; one stepsister, Daisy (Joe) Dixon of Pontotoc; two stepbrothers, Jessie Williams and Charles Williams, both of Ripley; one special brother, Terry Tatum of Ripley; one sister-in-law, Mamie Johnson of Ripley; and one brother-in-law, Ronald Ingram of Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7:30 p.m. today with family hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and two hours prior to services on Friday at the church.
BOONEVILLE – Stanley K. Chambers, 55, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born April 1, 1957, to Herman Miller and Erma Lee Young Chambers. He was a member of Wolf Creek M.B. Church, where he was a deacon, Sunday School teacher and Brotherhood teacher. He was later called into the ministry. He also served in the military.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Wolf Creek M.B. Church in Booneville with the Rev. Alphonso Adkins officiating and the eulogy by Pastor Bobby Lott. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Chambers of Booneville: his children, Kaiser Pannell, Brandon Pannell, Jamie Chambers, Steven Chambers and Breianna Pannell; five brothers, Ray Chambers, Jimmy (Delois) Chambers, Jerry Chambers, Darrell Chambers and Todd Miller: four sisters, Barbara Young, Kathryn (Charlie) Elucius, Jacqueline McMillian and Kimberly Miller; two grandchildren; five uncles; three aunts; and a host nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Chambers; and one sister, Sue Hans.
Visitation is from 1 to 6 p.m and family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
PLANTERSVILLE – Delois Ann Shumpert Partlow died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at her home. She was born Jan. 1, 1961, in Lee County to Eddie Shumpert and Lola Rogers Shumpert. She was a member of New Bethel M.B. Church of Plantersville. She was a devoted mother, daughter and sister who loved spending time with her family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at New Bethel M.B. Church with the Rev. Jack Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Corey D. Partlow (Kim) of Shannon; her mother, Lola Shumpert of Plantersville; four brothers, Eddie W. Shumpert of Tupelo, Robert Shumpert of Plantersville, Fredrick Shumpert of Verona and Roger Shumpert of Westland, Mich.; one sister, Vangela Stone of Plantersville; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher B. Partlow; and her father, Eddie “Bug” Shumpert.
Pallbearers will be Reno Hall, Ketrick Marion, Reggie Rogers, Rashad Shannon, Sandrick Shannon and Tromaine Smith.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service time.
To sign guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.
TUPELO – Charlotte A. Shirley Gardner, 68, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., from injuries sustained in a fall at her daughter’s home in Douglasville, Ga. She was born Dec. 16, 1943, to James Leon and Mary Moss Shirley. She was raised in Tupelo and was a graduate of Tupelo High School. She then went on to Mississippi College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education. She was a retired school teacher and taught art 25 years in the public school system in Tuba City, Ariz. She later moved to Mableton, Ga., and taught in a private school for several years. In 2003, she returned to Tupelo after her parents’ health declined and for several years worked in the call center at BancorpSouth. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. David Eldridge officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Gay-la Mealer of Carrollton, Ga., and Sadye Morris (Steve) of Douglasville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Lacey Mealer, Bonny Mealer, Dillon Pittman and Madeline Pittman; cousin and best friend, LouAlice Fink of Louisville, Ky.; and cousins, Janice Coleman, Lucy Wiygul, Nina Kitchen, Bob Shirley, Ann Whitfield, Lu Fitzwater, Margie Hollis, Sue Carter, Sarah James, Bonnie Stowers, Bernice Conrad, Ira G. Moss, Kay Moss Burns, Mary Frances McKeel and Felicia Gardner.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Garland Mack Gardner, on March 16, 1993.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Charles Douglas Elliott, 76, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012. He was born April 2, 1936, in Tupelo. He graduated from George Washington Carver High School in Tupelo. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired employee of the Northern Illinois Gas Company and a member of the Elks Lodge. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who loved him.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Odessa Cemetery in Odessa, Mo. Park Lawn Funeral Home of Kansas City, Mo., is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his children, Rembrandt Elliott, Jonathan Elliott and Charlotte Elliott; grandchildren, Marques House, Tiffany Thomas, Jacqueline Elliott, April Elliott, Andia Elliott, Amber Elliott, Abygail Elliott, Zachary Elliott and Quincy Lloyd; great-grandchildren, Makayla Thomas, Eric Thomas II, Mikal Thomas, Trinity House, Triston House, Riley House, Jordyn House, Layton Plotner, Xavier Plotner and Ishmaiah Elliott; and siblings, Mary Ann Johnson and Earlene Elliott.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Maxine Elliott; and siblings, Jimmie Isaac, Robert Poe and Geraldine Sandridge.
O’Neal Wade Jr.
NEW ALBANY – O’Neal Wade Jr., 74, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Union County to Callie Cannon Wade and O’Neal Wade Sr. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was a graduate of UCTS High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from General Motors Corp-Electric Motor Division in LaGrange, Ill. After retirement he worked in logging as partner/co-owner of Twin “W” Logging Inc. For the past six years he has worked for W.G. Construction and Rogers Group. He was a lover of music.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove M.B. Church. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Lura Mae Griffen Wade, whom he married June 6, 1959; two sisters, Irma L. Colllins (Ollie) of Tupelo and Jewelene W. Brown of Okolona; two brothers, Clinton L. Wade (Connie) of Aurora, Ill., and Joe E. Wade (Linda) of New Albany; and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Herman; and two infant sisters.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in New Albany.