By NEMS Daily Journal
WEST POINT – Frank Ewing, 58, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church at Prairie. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
SOUTHAVEN – Joyce Kelso, 77, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Sikeston, Mo., to Rufus and Nona Mae Alsup. She was a homemaker and a member of Amory Church of Christ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Burial will be in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Max Kelso of Southaven; two sons, Rufus Wayne Kelso of Horn Lake and Mark Kelso of Walls; two daughters, Nona Springer of Decatur, Ala., and Teresa Boylan of Horn Lake; one brother, Bob Alsup of Aberdeen; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Melbia Glynn Kelso.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.
Rev. Joe Hall
TUPELO – The Rev. Joe L. Hall died Monday, June 25, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
John C. Turner
TUPELO – John C. Turner, 66, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Community Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
Warner Collier Sr.
TUPELO – Sunday morning, June 24, 2012, Warner J. Collier Sr., 88, completed his earthly race and entered the portals of heaven. He died with grace and dignity in his home surrounded by his children. He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in Rhea County, Tenn., to John H. and Flossie Travis Collier. He married Elsie Moore, the love of his life, on Oct. 30, 1942. He proudly served in World War II with the 3632D Quartermaster Truck Company, being discharged Nov. 16, 1946. As a member of the “Greatest Generation,” he returned home and quietly began a new phase of life as a lineman for the Tupelo Light Department, where he and a few other linemen built the basic electrical infrastructure for the City of Tupelo. After retiring from the Water and Light Department, he worked at George Ruff Buick for many years. He was a faithful member of Priceville Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon from December 1964 to the time of his death.
A celebration of his life will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Home with his son, the Rev. Warner Collier Jr., officiating and grandson, the Rev. Warner Collier III, will deliver the eulogy. The Rev. Andy Dozier will lead the graveside service at the Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include one brother, W.A. Collier (Shirley) of Ringgold, Ga.; one son, Warner J. Collier Jr. of Beeville, Texas; two daughters, Joye Bailey (Philip) of Tupelo and Carol Newcomb (Everett) of Corinth; grandchildren, David Bailey (Eileen), Paul Bailey (Holly), Melissa Bailey, Brian Keith (Rachel), Lisa Baggett (Anthony), Warner “John” Collier III (Cathy), Jason Collier (Angie), Melissa Seal (Eddie), Elizabeth Collier, Matthew Collier and Jason Newcomb (Desiree’); great-grandchildren, Claire Bailey, Michael Bailey, Caitlin Bailey, Annalise Bailey, Hunter Keith, Brayden Keith, Dylan Garrison, Jasob Garrison, Chase Baggett, Cole Baggett, Andy Bailey, Chris Bailey, Warner Collier IV, Jacob Collier, Aaron Collier, Luke Seal, Maggie Seal, Jack Seal, Jakub Newcomb and Jack Newcomb. Other survivors include special friends and caregivers, Betty Westmoreland, Lucy Durham, Joyce Ward and Rachel Keith.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Elsie Moore Collier, on May 7, 2008; his parents, John and Flossie Collier; sisters, Aileen Yother and Nancy Shelton; brothers, Burton Collier, Robert Collier, J.T. Collier and Odis Collier; daughter-in-law, Margaret Collier.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class and special friend, Oscar Gates.
The family extends thanks to the nurses and staff of the North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice for the compassionate care provided and special thanks to Telena Westmoreland and Tina Bell for the compassion, care and support they provided.
Visitation will be today, June 26, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. and continue on Wednesday from noon until service time.
Memorials may be made to the Priceville Baptist Church, 713 N. Feemster Lake Rd., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com
STARKVILLE – Phillip Glenn Hudson, 56, died Saturday, June 23, 2012. He was born on Aug. 12, 1955, in Fort Knox, Ky., to Glenn Hudson and Carol Hamilton Hudson. He spent his growing up years and early adult life in Tupelo, where he attended public schools and graduated from Tupelo High School in 1974. He was active in Boy Scout Troop 12 and high school activities. He grew up in Parkway Baptist Church in Tupelo and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Starkville. He later attended Itawamba Community College and Mississippi State University. His early work was in the family business, Sherer’s Drive Inn. A patriotic American, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in active duty for four years and served in the Navy Reserves thereafter many years. He spent 20 years as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in the Starkville area and spent several years working for Walmart in Starkville. He was an avid reader of science fiction and westerns, and enjoyed watching movies and eating homemade ice cream.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville and from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel. Graveside services will be private.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Anglin Hudson of Starkville; his daughters, Melinda and Nancy Hudson, both of Starkville; his sons, Jared Hudson of Fayetteville, Ark., and Jordan Hudson (Valoree) of Denver, Colo.; his father, Glenn Hudson of Tupelo; and his siblings, Susan Hudson Dudley (Brian) and Mark Hudson (Cathy), all of Tupelo, and their families.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Hamilton Hudson.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 405 N. Jackson St., Starkville, MS 39759 or to Girl Scouts, Elizabeth Gwin Session, P.O. Box 1087, Tupelo, MS 38802-1087.
RIPLEY – Elizabeth Linville Huddleston, 84, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at her home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
ABERDEEN – Marvin L. Brewer, 64, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
TUPELO – James Bradley died Monday, June 18, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
NEW ALBANY – Martha Baldwon-Graham, 51, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
CORINTH – Robert “Bo” Westbrook, 63, died Friday, June 22, 2012, in Tupelo.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Glorie Trice, 54, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.
HOUSTON – Curtis Edward Tunnell, 80, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 3, 1932, in Pontotoc County to Elvie Curtis Tunnell and Lillie Mae Smith Tunnell. He was a retired trunk lid fitter for Ford Motor Company.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Samuel and the Rev. Kenneth Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughters, Sharon and Theron Kisner of Vermilion, Ohio, Malynda and Steve Miller of Heath, Ohio; his sons, David and Sarah Tunnell of Carrollton, Ala., Curtis A. and Jeanette Tunnell of Pleasureville, Ky.; his grandchildren, Susan and Brandon Vander Sluis, Joshua and Stacey Kisner, Mark and Lyn Kisner, Rebecca Tunnell, Ashley Tunnell, Curtis Tunnell II, Michael Diemer, Curtis V. and Heather Diemer, Rachael and Rick Diemer, Rebecca and Al Houser, Franklin and Tiffany Tunnell, Alexandria Tunnell, Jason Miller and Levi Miller; his great-grandchildren, Amber Wise, Phyllis Wise, Gracie Diemer, Ella Diemer, Bentley Diemer, Jillian Vander Sluis, Suzy Smith, Mariah Tunnell; and his sister, Maxine Gentry of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Smith Tunnell, on March 14, 2008; his parents; and his brother, Maxey Tunnell.
Pallbearers are his grandsons.
Visitation is from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
CORINTH – Fannie Mae Jones, 83, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.
TUPELO – Ralph Lamar Rogers, 73, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Sheridan Nursing and Rehab Center in Sheridan, Ark., where he had lived the last six years. He was born in Lee County on Sept. 26, 1939, to Jessie Odell Rogers and Mary Pauline Studdard Sparks. He lived much of his adult life in Lee County, where he was a carpenter and a pest control technician for George Collins Pest Control. A Baptist, he was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church for many years. He enjoyed fishing, watching westerns on TV and wrestling.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Doug Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday, all at the Tupelo Chapel.
Survivors include his two daughters, Shelia Rogers of Saltillo and Carol Talbert of Leola, Ark.; his son, Phillip Rogers (Christy) of Brewer; five grandchildren, April Rogers of Saltillo, Luke and Mark Talbert of Leola, Ark., and Jake and Drew Rogers of Brewer; two sisters, Louise Bell of Skyline and Patsy Sappington (Leo) of the Longview community in Pontotoc County; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Rogers; and a grandson, Eric Daniel Talbert.
Pallbearers will be Chucky Barnett, Tommy Horton, Randy Bell, Chris Sappington and Timmy Simmons.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VARDAMAN – Mary Alice Moore Tutor, 81, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Hospice House in Verona. She was born April 29, 1931, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Poplar Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander and the Rev. Donald Austin officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery at Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Alice Barfield, Voncel “Bonnie” Ramsey and Nancy Swanner, all of Vardaman; two sons, Stanley (Robbie) Tutor of Houlka and Danny (Mary Ruth) Tutor of Vardaman; one sister, Jimmie Hawkins of Calhoun City; 12 grandchildren, Vonda Moore, Lora Cudd, Kelly Hardeman, Amos Tutor, Casondra Starks, Elizabeth Tutor, Gloria Tutor, Kimberly Morgan, Kayla Coplin, Brittany Swanner, Jessica Whitman and Dylan Swanner; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Hood Tutor; her parents, Claude Moore and Era Witt Moore; a son, Arlie Hood Tutor; a brother, E.D. Moore; and four sisters, Claudia Bell, Madilene Haire, Nelia Angle and Laudene Tallent.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Coplin, Tony Moore, Wesley Moore, Jacob Morgan, Amos Tutor and Dustin Whitman.
Online condolences maybe made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.