WEST POINT – Georgia Mooneyhan Hudson, 72, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home. She was born June 16, 1938, in Lowndes County to Sarah Bunn and George Mooneyhan. She was a beloved mother and a homemaker.
Mrs. Hudson donated her body to the University Medical Center in Jackson for scientific study. A visitation celebrating her life will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home.
She is survived by four sons, Sam Hudson Jr. of El Paso, Texas, Rocky Hudson of West Point, Troy Hudson (Myra) of West Point and Terry Hudson of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Toby White (Jerry) of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Stacey-Ann Hudson, Bubba Hudson, Samantha Hudson, Justin Hudson, Brandy Campbell, Carson White and Tyler White; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 39 years, Sam Hudson Sr.
Memorials may be made to Dugan Memorial Home, 804 E. Main St., West Point, MS 39773.
VERONA – Alvis Berry died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.
Lora Sue Broom
OKOLONA – Lora Sue “Aunt Sue” Bean Broom, 80, died at her residence on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. An Amory native, she was a daughter of the late V.F. and Stella Mae Attaway Bean. She was a graduate of Amory High School, Class of 1948. A lady of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Broom was a founding member of Desert Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Bloomfield, N.M., and was a member of Hatley Primitive Baptist Church. She married Ernest L. Broom in 1950 and lived in Aztec, N.M., until 1986, when she moved to Memphis and later moved to Okolona in 1988. A homemaker, she had worked as a bookkeeper in the family business in New Mexico as well as Southern Cabinet in Okolona and as a floral designer for a grocer in Memphis.
Loving to visit, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was fascinated with Southwestern and Native American culture and loved literature. An official member of the Clan McBean in North America, she served as Convener of the Jackson Scottish games. For 25-plus years, she did volunteer with Girl Scouts. She enjoyed listening to the old hymns, sewing, crocheting, embroidery, and baking cookies and bread.
A celebration of her life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Pastor Tim Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She is survived by her daughter, the Rev. Linda Broom Stetter of Marlboro, Mass.; son, Paul Thomas Broom of Okolona; extended family, Jan Cole and Jeana Cole of Canyon, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Bean.
Memorials may be given to Sanctuary Hospice, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801 or Hatley Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Evelyn January, 60036 Kent Drive, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at email@example.com.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Louise Hoyle Craine, 70, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at her home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Thursday.
BOONEVILLE – Sula Williams Spencer, 99, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at her home in Booneville. She was born Nov. 27, 1910, to John Walker and Della McClain Williams. She was a member of Marietta Church of Christ. She was retired from Blue Bell after 26 years and from Prentiss Manufacturing. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ronnie Livingston and Bro. Dean Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by her son, W.D. Spencer of Florence, Ala.; three granddaughters, Deborah S. Haynes of Booneville, Melba S. Crabb of Booneville and Becky S. (Bruce) Pickle of Florence, Ala.; four great-grandchildren, Trey Slaton, Megan Haynes, Matthew Haynes and Logan Pickle; one great-great-grandchild, Chase Sisk; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bro. R.C. Spencer; her parents; her daughter-in-law, Fay Lauderdale Spencer; six sisters, Nona Warren, Ora Warren, Alma Pounds, Ara VanBibber, Bernice Richardson and Eula Taylor; and two brothers, Alton Williams and infant Andrew Williams.
Pallbearers are Jim Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Larry Taylor, Hoyle Pounds, Trey Slaton and Matthew Haynes.
Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
PONTOTOC – Joey Hamm, 57, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Tupelo. He was a truck driver for 35 years and a member of the Hwy. 15 Church of Christ. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc. Robert Kingsley and Danny Rodgers will officiate. Burial will be in Old Dallas Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Hamm of Pontotoc; two sons, Joey Lamar Hamm of Pontotoc and William Bacon of Tupelo; three daughters, Frances Ann Hamm and Christina Hamm of Osceola, Ark., and Kimberly Allen of Fulton; his mother, Mona Fay Hamm of Pontotoc; two brothers, Edward Hamm of Missouri and Milton Hamm of Batesville; 19 grandchildren, Jarrett, Marlayna, Anna, Mateo, Octavio, Jose, Alesha, Paul, Brianna, Serria, Dakota, Ashely, Jonathan, Rita, Caren, Christian, Caytlin, Sebastian and Gage.
He was preceded in death by his father, Loyce Hamm Jr., and a sister, Rita Fay Stanfield.
Pallbearers will be Joey Lamar Hamm, Jarrett Brown, Paul Simmons, Ricky Hamm, Kenny White, Jerry Cox and Frank Azua.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday.
COLUMBUS – Dorothy Sanders Pearson Ipock, 93, died Monday, Aug, 2, 2010, at Trinity Healthcare. She was born June 30, 1917, in Starkville to Marshall and Pearl Hargett Sanders. She was a graduate of S.D. Lee High School. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a former member of East End Baptist Church. Mrs. Ipock worked for over 50 years for local doctors and ended her career with Doctors Baird, Dill and Woodard of Internal Medicine & Associates. She won the very first Spirit of Mississippi Award for her commitment to her family, employers and community.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron McDougald officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Danny Shepherd of Roswell, Ga., Juanita and Jerry McGaha of Leads, Ala., Linda and Clyde Glasgow of Caledonia, and Sharon and Roger Price of Vernon, Ala.; 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Hobert Ipock, and sons, Bob Pearson, Jimmy Pearson and Wallace Pearson.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Sean Glasgow, Shane Glasgow, Shae Glasgow, Kenny Price, Chancey Shepherd, Zack Shepherd, Jason Mattison and Kevin Payne. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James Woodard and the staff of Trinity Healthcare.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Place Retirement Community, 300 Airline Road, Columbus, MS 39702.
John D. Collins
TUPELO – John D. Collins, 73, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 11, 1936, to Hobson and Annie Lu Collins in Sheffield, Ala. He was a veteran, and a member of the DAV and East Main Church of Christ. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved writing and football.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Gary Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of the Redeemer at Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sons, David Collins and wife, Jennifer, of Sherman and John Collins of Tupelo; one daughter, Lois Sanders of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Kate Chase, J.T. Sanders, Marcus Sanders and Cody Collins; four great-grandchildren, Olivia Chase, Tyler Robinson, Blake Robinson and Hannah Robinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Collins; and four brothers and one sister.
Pallbearers will be Chris Coward, Jason Ridgeway, Tommy Taylor, Chad Bishop, Brad Presley and Larry Riley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
CORINTH – James E. Suggs, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born June 24, 1920, to Cecil and Lessie Suggs. Mr. Suggs was a deacon of East Corinth Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Wurlitzer, where he was a supervisor, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Opal Suggs; a son, Mickey Suggs (Phyllis); and a son-in-law, Barry Richards, all of Corinth; a brother, Troy Suggs (Dorothy) of Ramer, Tenn.; a sister, Joyce Wren (Lee) of Eastview, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Clayton Suggs (Erin) and Britt Richards (Leeann); four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Annie Mae Suggs; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Elaine S. Richards; two brothers, Tebo Suggs and Guy Suggs; and a sister, Lucille Jones.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Corinth Baptist Church, 4303 Shiloh Road, Corinth, MS 38834.
IUKA – Velma Taylor, 99, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. A devout Christian lady, she was a lifelong member of the Iuka Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and quilting.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Iuka Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Manley and Dr. Ronnie Hatfield will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, James H. Taylor of Iuka, Charles D. Taylor of Holly Springs and Harry Taylor of Potts Camp; four daughters, Betty Holland and Jan Tyson, both of Iuka, Glynda Lovell and husband, Donnie, of Rienzi, and Nina Frederick of Jackson; one sister, Mildred Franklin of Leland; 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerd Haynes Taylor; a daughter, Wanda Gail Gleaton; a granddaughter, Dawn Michelle Taylor; and four brothers; and three sisters.
Pallbearers include Chase Robinson, J.W. Bryant, Don Lovell, Robbie Taylor, Jonathan McDonald, Todd Talley and Brian Taylor.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Memorials may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church Building Fund.
An online guest book can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
BALDWYN – Bryan Chandler, 18, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Blanche Young Roper
BELDEN – Blanche Young Roper, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at Rosewood Residence after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 17, 1927, to Tommy and Luna Young. She grew up in the Unity community of Lee County and graduated from Saltillo High School. She lived in the Belden community for the past 50 years and was a longtime member of Belden Baptist Church. She retired from the Lee County School System after 25 years of service. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Don Baggett officiating, a longtime pastor and friend. Burial will be in Belden Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Walter Carol (W.C.) Roper of Belden; one son, C.J. (Junior) Roper and wife, Kaye Gibson Roper; three grandchildren, Ron Roper and wife, Tara Thomas Roper, Ryan Roper and wife, Shelley Cartwright Roper, and Kaycee Roper Burrell and husband, Benjamin Burrell; and three great-grandchildren, Lily Mayo Roper, Thomas Gibson Roper and Sadie Frances Roper, all of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Luna Young; an infant son, Timothy Roper; and her two brothers, Kenneth Young and Carl Young.
Pallbearers will be Ron Roper, Ryan Roper, Benjamin Burrell, Reuben Greer, Jerry Webb and Mike Gibson.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Sunshine Sunday School Class of Belden Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
The family appreciates all of the thoughts, prayers and countless visits of loved ones and friends during her stay at Rosewood Residence, which made “Memaw’s” journey home much easier for us all. We would also like to extend our love and gratitude to each of her caregivers at Rosewood.
Memorials may be made to Belden Baptist Church, 4121 McCullough Blvd., Belden, MS 38826.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.