Stan Hughes was born August 23, 1954, in Detroit, Mich. the oldest son of Nadia Willis Hughes and the late Robert “Frosty” J. Hughes.
He was united in marriage to Robbie Leatherwood on April 13, 1979.
Mr. Huges owned and operated Hughes Garage for 33 years. He attended Corinth High School. He was an active member of the West Corinth Baptist church, where he taught the Howard Plaxico Sunday school class and was on the Finance and Nominating Committees. He was also a member of the following: Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of the Union Veterans, Rebel Volunteer Bowling League, and Tri-State Relic Hunter’s Club. He was also the owner of Corinth Civil War Relics. He was an avid golfer, bowler, civil war relic hunter, bird hunter, and dirt-track racer. He drag raced Fords, coached Babe Ruth baseball, and loved working in his beautiful flower gardens.
Mr. Hughes departed this life on June 4, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family in Corinth, Miss. at the age of 57 Years, 9 Months, and 12 Days.
He is survived by his wife Robbie Hughes of Corinth, Miss.; two sons, Josh Hughes and wife, Lauren of Corinth, Miss., and Bo Hughes of Corinth, Miss.; a daughter, Sky Hughes of Corinth, Miss.; his mother, Nadia Willis Hughes of Corinth, Miss.; his mother-in-law, Syble Pearson of Corinth, Miss.; three brothers, Steve Hughes and wife, Angie of Guys, Tenn., Tim Hughes and wife, Debbie of Corinth, Miss., Mark Hughes and wife, Sandy of Corinth, Miss.; three brothers-in-law, John Leatherwood of Corinth, Miss., Keith Leatherwood and wife, Sun of Greensboro, N.C., Tim Pearson and wife, Lisa of Fayetteville,Tenn.; two grandsons, Cooper and Milo Hughes, both of Corinth, Miss.; nieces and nephews, Bre Arnold and husband, Matt of Memphis, Tenn., Anna Johnson and husband, Timmy of Corinth, Miss., Jacob Hughes of Corinth, Miss., Shandon Harris of Corinth, Miss, and Paisley Hughes of Corinth, Miss.; and a host of extended family and friends.
In addition to his father, Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert Leatherwood.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, from 5 to 9 p.m. at West Corinth Baptist Church. Services will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 3 p.m. at West Corinth Baptist Church in Corinth, Miss. with Jackey Ward and Seth Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in Henry Cemetery at Corinth, Miss. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer are in charge of arrangements, 731-645-3481.
WEST POINT – Daisy Wilson, 77, died June 1, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Third Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SALTILLO – Nellie Brown, 89, died June 5, 2012, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
HUMBOLDT, Tenn. – Arvis D. Stephenson, 90, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. Born on May 16, 1922, in Splunge, he was a son of the late Albert and Ivy Sullivan Stephenson.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Mr. Jeff Horton, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Pearce Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Macon Road Church of Christ, 4004 Macon Road, Memphis, TN 38122.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
IUKA – Orville “O.B.” Taylor, 82, died Monday, June 4, 2012.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
TUPELO – Ruthy Long, 54, died June 4, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
RIPLEY – Lexia M. Stovall, 87, died June 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept. 18, 1924, to the Rev. General B. and Della Foster Spight in Tippah County. She was a member of St. Matthew M.B. Church. She loved to sing and sang tenor in the Spight’s Quartet.
She attended elementary and high school at Tippah County, but she received her high school diploma from Pearl High School in Nashville, Tenn. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in elementary education from Lane College in Jackson, Tenn. She then taught history and French at Byhalia High School for a number of years. After retiring from education, she began a new career as a social worker for Tippah County Department of Human Services.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster amp& Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Gullap officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Foster amp& Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Ethelene Hatch of Ripley and Magnolia Freeman of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three brothers, Deacon Paul Spight (Jo Ruth) of Battlecreek, Mich., Deacon William M. Spight (Maxine) of Ripley, and A.G. Spight (Betty) of Battlecreek, Mich.; special nieces, Denise Spight Gullap and Elizabeth Griffin; and a special nephew, David Spight.
Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
TUPELO – James Herschel Bracy, 55, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 16, 1957, to Harrison Scott Bracy and Beatrice Forbes Barr Bracy.
Services were held Friday, June 1, 2012, at Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home in Verona with the Rev. Billy Rainey delivering the eulogy. Burial was in the Verona Cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two brothers, Tommy Lane Barr of Haverhill, Mass. and Jimmy Stegall of Lavonia, Mich.; two sisters, Barbara Bracy Goosbly and Marlenia Bracy Prince of Tupelo; four nephews; and seven nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lester Lee Neal Jr.; and one sister, Rosemary Neal Sullivan.
VERONA – Annie Helen Shaw Blanchard Conley, 56, died June 3, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.
AMORY – Oscar Crawford, 82, died May 29, 2012, at Darlington Oak Hospice in Verona.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2012, at St. James United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
IUKA – Mildred Storment Curtis, 87, of Iuka, died Monday, June 4, 2012, at Tishomingo Community Living Center. Curtis was born Sept. 21, 1924, to John B. Sr. and Myrtle Gravette Storment. She was a graduate of Iuka High School and Northeast Mississippi Community College, and she was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. Mildred worked for the Vidette, the Mississippi Department of Human Services, J.P. Coleman State Park, and the Iuka Library. She was an avid reader and loved genealogy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Dr. H. Lloyd Storment and Betty Dexter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Shelia Curtis Castleberry and husband, John of Iuka; one grandson, John Curtis Castleberry and wife, Karen of Iuka; one brother, Dr. H. Lloyd Storment and wife, Maxine of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Martha Storment Grisham and husband, James of Iuka; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bart Curtis; her parents; three brothers, John B. Storment Jr., Ben Gravette Storment and James Robert Storment; and a sister, Ruth Storment Moore.
Pallbearers will be John Curtis Castleberry, Ernest R. Bullard, Thomas E. Day, Jon C. Riley, John B. Storment III, and Jack Whitfield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Iuka.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
WALNUT – Floyd L. Wilbanks, 85, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Community Pentecostal Church in Walnut. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today and continue until service time Thursday at the church.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnolifuneralhome.net.
CORINTH – Earlie Crum, 96, died June 4, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
IUKA – Greg Frederick, 51, died Monday, June 4, 2012.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens. Ludlam Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
BALDWYN – Mary Jewell Estell, 98, died June 5, 2012, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was born on April 17, 1914, the first child to E.C. and Lula Bruce Murdock in the Geeville community in Prentiss County. She was an active member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.
In the years following her retirement from Blue Bell Industries in Booneville, Jewell enjoyed time in her yard and garden. Until her health failed at age 90, she could be found tending her lilies, buttercups, or especially her African violets. Many times she revived an ailing violet back to full bloom. Known by her family for her blackberry cobbler, Jewell was happiest surrounded by her beloved family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home with Dr. Chester Harrison, Bro. David Haynes and Mrs. Rhonda Saunders officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Lee County. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her sisters, Mattie Chisholm of Waverly, Tenn., Bruce Furtick of Rienzi, and Billie Morgan (Harold) of Saltillo; one stepson, George Estell (Sandy); two step grandchildren, Will Estell (Amy) and Cynthia Estell Godwin (Robin); four step great-grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Willard Koon; her second husband, Earl Estell; her brothers, William and Martin Murdock; and her sister, Sara Nell Gentry.
Pallbearers will be Will Estell, Donnie Chisholm, Reggie Furtick, Kenny Gentry, Jimmy Gentry, Greg Morgan, and Ted Murdock.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church.