RIPLEY – Berchie Ola Mauney Roten, 99, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Golden Living Center in Ripley after an extended illness. “Mam,” as she was affectionately known, was born Nov. 27, 1909, in Tippah County to William Arthur “Pete” Mauney and Edna Elsie Hurt Mauney. She was a member of Bethel Church of Christ, faithfully attending until the church burned. She attended various schools in the county, Oak Springs, the Tippah County Agricultural High School at Chalybeate, and was graduated from Peoples High School in 1928. She played piano for many churches in the county, such as Walnut Creek, Westminster Presbyterian, Pleasant Hill, Peoples Presbyterian and Lowry Methodist, as a brush arbor.
She married Archie Olin Roten on Aug. 17, 1928. During the 50 years together, they worked side-by-side farming and after moving to Ripley in April 1946, they owned and operated West End Grocery. After Mr. Roten’s death Oct. 28, 1978, Mrs. Roten operated the store which became a familiar landmark known as Roten Store, until she was 91 years of age. Her passion was her love for all the children who came to the store from the Line Street School just across the street and the others who “slipped away” from home just to get a penny bubble gum.
Mrs. Roten was a wonderful cook and an accomplished seamstress. She loved to piece quilts, crochet and was an avid gardener. She loved her flowers. She was a devoted wife and mother. She touched many lives with her sweetness and will be sorely missed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Glen Fann officiating, assisted by the Rev. Andy Stoddard. A tribute will be given by James D. Nunnally. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by one daughter, Shelby Jean Roten of Ripley, formerly of Jackson; one sister, Ruby Bernice Mauney Mizell of Ripley; one brother, William Parks “Doc” Mauney (Carol) of Ripley; four sisters-in-law, Wilma M. Mauney, Vernal Roten Hollowell, Elone Roten Ford, all of Ripley, and Gladys Roten Graves of New Albany; one brother-in-law, Keener Eason “Brud” Roten of Ripley; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Olin Roten; her parents, William Arthur “Pete” and Edna Elsie Hurt Mauney; one son, Marion Davis Roten in 1986; two sisters, Lessie Zola Mauney Stark and Sherman Rose “Shine” McElroy; and five brothers, Vibrait Rush Mauney, Arlin Wade Mauney, Edsel Paul Mauney, James Fagin Mauney and Russell A. Mauney.
Pallbearers will be James D. Nunnally, Kerry W. Hill, Jerry Morton, Kenneth Carter, Sammy Crum and Lewis Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Miles Nunnally and Charles Brady and her nephews, Wayne Stark, Cecil McElroy, Edward Moffitt, Mack Mauney, Roger N. Yancey, Dr. Donald P. Roten, Harold Stark, Hershel Duncan, N.T. Duncan and Gary Roten.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 302 S. Main St., Ripley, MS 38663; or Ripley Church of Christ, 1300 Hall Drive, Ripley, MS 38663; or a charity of the donor’s choice.
PONTOTOC – Lucian Hester Hayse, 94, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A lifelong resident of Pontotoc, she was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and a homemaker. She loved to read the Bible, work search word books, watch Wheel of Fortune, garden, quilt and help her neighbors. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Roger Smith and Bro. Jason Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her tw daughters, Muriel McDaniel (Gerald) of Tupelo and Carolyn Brown (Wayne) of Saltillo; one Son, Maurice Hester (Ollie) of Pontotoc; one brother, O.M. Rackley (Gladys) of the Furrs community; six grandchildren, Jerry Hester (Mary Ann) and Tammy Walker (Ray) of Pontotoc, Misty Bradley (Corey) of Belleville, Ill., Christy Sumrall (Chris) of Calhoun City, Clint McDaniel (Vicki) of Blue Mountain and Tracey Flournoy (Larry) of Mooreville; 13 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, B.W. Rackley and Susie Catherine Hester Rackley; her husbands, Robert D. Hester and Connie Otie Hayse; three brothers, Benny Rackley Jr., Ivy Rackley and Dalton Rackley; and two sisters, Kate Lambert and Linnie Mae Lambert.
Pallbearers will be: Clint McDaniel, Ben McDaniel, Paul McDaniel, Jerry Hester, J.J. Hester, Larry Flournoy, John Davis and Glen Davis.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Ruth Vandygriff died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Bro. Joe Cobb
PALMETTO – Bro. Joe William “Bill” Cobb, 86, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford after an extended illness. A Lee County native, he was born Nov. 17, 1922, to Gilbert and Thelma Louise Lipford Cobb. He was a graduate of Palmetto Consolidated High School and a longtime resident of the Palmetto community. He began his ministry in 1957, pastoring churches in Adamsville, Tenn., Stuttgart, Ark., Dyersburg, Tenn.. and at Verona Christian Church until his health failed in 1998. He enjoyed house painting and raising horses.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Verona Christian Church with Bro. Joe Carraway and Bro. Thom Perry officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daugther, Karen Frazier (Jim) of Adamsville, Tenn.; two sons, Dennis Cobb of Palmetto and Daniel Cobb of Dyersburg, Tenn.; one brother, Hugh “Skeeter” Cobb of Palmetto; one sister, Jean Pannel (Billy) of Verona; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Helen Bryant Cobb; and one sister, Nora Heatherly.
Pallbearers will be Woody Watson, Clay Mask, David Long, Phillip Pannel, Burt Washington and Joe McKinney.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to service time Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Johnson Bible College, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998; or Verona Christian Church, P.O. Box 228, Verona MS 38879.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Sue “Suzy” O’Neal, 65, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at her brother’s residence after an extended illness. She was born May 15, 1943, in Santa Barbara, Calif., to Carl and Dorothy Alice Finster O’Neal. She lived most of her life in Tupelo and worked at Aircap in the office for many years. She was the director of the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society for a number of years. She later worked at Weatherall’s Printing and wrote weekend obituaries for the Daily Journal for years. After retiring from Weatherall’s, she continued to devote her energy and time to her passions. She was an early member of the Community Theatre and also the co-founder of Spay Inc and currently served as secretary/fundraiser. She loved animals and dedicated her life to animal welfare.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Dr. Melvin Lewis officiating.
Survivors include her brother, Pat O’Neal (Narda) of Tupelo; one niece, Robbin Buchanan and children, Halie and Jack, of Amory; one uncle, Bill Finster (Esther) of Grass Valley, Calif.; one aunt, Frances West (Herman) of Tupelo; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Spay Inc., c/o Ann Land, 3421 Mossy Cup, Saltillo, MS 38866.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
HICKORY FLAT – Juett Sue “Judy” Mason, 83, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Alliance Health Care in Holly Springs. She was born June 4, 1925, to James and Katherine Craig Lee. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Benton County and a retired factory worker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Clyde Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Benton County.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Kay Mason Defer of Red Banks; three sons, Larry Elwyn Mason (Diane) of Ashland, James Samuel Mason (Helen) of Holly Springs and Charles Thurman Mason (Brenda) of Hickory Flat; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwyn Dow “Pete” Mason; a daughter, Mary Lambert; her parents; one grandson, Chris Mason; and one son-in-law, Bro. Troy Defer.
Pallbearers will be Scott Mason, Chris Miller, Tony Mason, Brandon Mason, Allen Conlee, Mark Watkins, Barry Clifton, Scott Williams, James Garner, Billy Lang and William Whitten.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, Children's Playground Building Fund, 6680 Hwy. 5, Hickory Flat, MS 38633.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Mary E. Johnson
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Mary E. Johnson, 93, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at the Beatitudes Care Center in Phoenix. She was born Nov. 21, 1915, to Jack and Myrtle Reese. She attended Aberdeen schools and upon completion of high school in 1934, she moved to Tupelo to attend Draughon's Business College. On Nov. 22, 1939, she married William F. Johnson of Tupelo, who preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1990. They made their home in Tupelo. In October of 1954, they decided to spend the winter in Tucson, Ariz. The rest of her life was primarily spent in the Arizona towns of Tucson, Phoenix and Payson. She was a very active member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Tupelo for many years. Wherever she lived, she was very active in a Baptist church, teaching Sunday School. She read the Bible through many times.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Verona Cemetery with the Rev. David Eldridge officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son Bill (Judy) of Pinetop, Ariz.; her grandchildren, Will Johnson of Boca Raton, Fla., and Liana Bierman (Keith) and three great-granddaughters, Sarah, Anna and Kate Bierman of Phoenix.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Buddy, Edward and Ollie.
There will be no public visitation, but online condolences may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
BELMONT – Nathaniel Dawson, 37, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Karolyn Willis, 47, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Shoals Hospital in Sheffield, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
WALNUT – Mary Lee Wilbanks, 81, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born June 4, 1927, in Tippah County to Johnny and Vola Null. She was a homemaker and a member of Community Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed gardening, working with her flowers and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Community Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Randle Flake officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Roy Kenneth Wilbanks (Judy) and Wayne Wilbanks of Walnut; two daughters, Paulette Meeks (Gary) of Walnut and Linda Robertson of Corinth; one brother, Gary Paul Null of Walnut; one sister, Ruth Barnes of Corinth; a special friend, Hugh Wilbanks; grandchildren, Zack Wilbanks, Karla Ramage, Crystal Baker, Kendra Brooks, Angie Piper, Shane Meeks, Jason Wilbanks, Julieann Honeycutt, Shelby Wilbanks, Joe Booker and Michelle Heffelfinger; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie R.L. Wilbanks; her parents; sisters, Peggy Bryant and Irene Taylor; and a brother, Johnnie Hugh Null.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church and continue until service time.
ABERDEEN – Doris Tate, 59, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
ENTERPRISE – Talmadge Wesley “Dick” Clay, 83, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at the Jeff Anderson REgional Medical Center. He was born July 31, 1925, in Noxapater to Hollie Talmadge and Abbie McBrayer Clay. He graduated from Noxapater High School in 1943. He married Virginia Murphy of Louisville on July 26, 1947, and they moved to Enterprise in 1952. He was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. He enjoyed more than anything fishing and playing with his great-grandchildren. He earned the rank of sergeant first class in the 186th Railroad Operating Battalion and served at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. After being discharged from the Army, he worked for GM&O Railroad for a few years before going to work for Southern Natural Gas in 1949 where he worked until he retired in 1985.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Taylor Wallace, Richard Cothern and Arlis Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home of Meridian is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; three children, Ann (Sonny) Turnage of Meridian, Olyn “Sonny”(Gaytha) Clay of Aberdeen and Susan Moore of Enterprise; brothers, Mantel (Betty) of Louisville and Charles (Patricia) of Georgetown, Texas; sister, Sylvia (Carlos) Cordon of Franklin, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Trey (Sidnette) Turnage of Brandon, Lori (Kenny) McGowin of Enterprise, Rae (Scott) Taylor of Orlando, Fla., Brandi (Nicolas) Johansson of Sweden, Wes Clay of Aberdeen, Amy (Todd) Brand of Meridian and Beth (Burt) Flanagan of Greenville; and six great-grandchildren, Essi Morales Turnage, Anna Kate McGowin, Macy Taylor, Mya Johansson, and Eli and Noah Brand.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Helen Chambliss.
Pallbearers will be Clint Lee, Kenneth Murray, Cecil Melton, Steve Helms, John McPhearson, Wayne Kidd, Randy Kidd and James Robert Kamper. Honorary pallbearers will be Butch Goodin, Noffett Boggan, Charles Helms, Jimmy Helms, Dan Kersh, Mark Kidd and the Eugene Walker Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church.
SOMERVILLE, Tenn. – Dewey Perkins, 72, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
AMORY – Jack Veral Cox, 83, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born June 15, 1925, in Nettleton to John Marcus and Edna Pearl Butrum Cox. He married Ruby Jewel Jones in 1949. He worked at International Harvester and Fowlkes Ford. He co-owner of C&M Garage with Denley Mobley, and he retired as supervisor of Monroe County Landfill. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW, and he was a Mason. He was a member of the Becker Baptist Church. He enjoyed rabbit hunting, fishing, gardening and watching basketball.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Mac Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruby Jewel Jones Cox of Amory; one daughter, Beverly Hamilton (Elmer) of Amory; sister-in-law, Hazel Sue Cox of Tuscaloosa; two grandchildren, Brad Hamilton (Amy) and Lana McGonagill (Joe); six great grandchildren, Jackson Hamilton, Koehn Hamilton, Zack McGonagill, Jared McGonagill, Brody McGonagill and Ana Grace McGonagill; a special niece, Pearline Petty; a special nephew, Billy Cox; and special friends, Margie Hoots and Wanda Hoots Wright of Amory.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Otis, Leslie, Eulus, Jude, Hollis and Leander Cox; three sisters, Lena Robinson, Hazel Schweikert and Mammie Berryman; and special friends, Price Hoots, Doris and Denley Mobley, and George and Winnie Reed.
Pallbearers will be Brad Hamilton, Billy Cox, Bobby Hill, Ricky Mobley, Brian Mobley, Billy Kirkpatrick and Jimmy Kirkpatrick.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 152, Becker, MS 38825.
NASHVILLE – David Glen Coke, 56, died Sunday, May 3, 2009.
Services will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hope Church in Tupelo. Visitation will follow. Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home of Nashville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Kerry Nuzs Coke; daughter, Elizabeth Frances Coke; father, G.G. Cocke; and brother, Stephen Cocke.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Coleman Cocke.
Memorial donations may be made to: Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Fund, Vanderbilt Gift Processing Office, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727.
NETTLETON – Jordan Kirk Lindsey, 23, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, May 11, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 5, 1986, to Douglas Kirk Lindsey and Kathy Tucker Lindsey in Tupelo. He was a lifelong resident of Nettleton, where he was a member of Nettleton First Baptist Church. He was a 2004 graduate from Nettleton High School and a 2008 graduate from Itawamba Community College in Fulton. He was a full-time student of the Unviersity Medical Center in Jackson. He was employed as a registered radiologic technologist at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was an avid Ole Miss sports fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing men’s softball.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the Nettleton First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Berry, the Rev. Wayne Higgins and the Rev. Tommy Ray Dobbs officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Kirk and Kathy Lindsey of Nettleton; one sister, Blair Patterson and husband, Clay, of Nettleton; one brother, Kyle Lindsey of Nettleton; a special nephew, Cade Patterson of Nettleton; his fiancée, Ashley Stanford of Guntown; his maternal grandparents, John and Betty Tucker of Nettleton; his paternal grandmother, Sarah Lindsey of Verona; his paternal grandfather, Harold Lindsey and wife, Clara, of Nettleton; two aunts, Sandy Collier and husband, Johnny, of Nettleton and Jennifer Pettigrew and husband, Jeff, of Plantersville; two uncles, Milton Lindsey and wife, Tracey, and Ricky Harris and wife, Kim, all of Nettleton; several cousins.
Pallbearers will be Phil Senter, Ryan Clayton, Ty Humble, Brian Smith, Tyler Humble, Luke Adkins, Zach Green and Jonathan Collier.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Montgomery Berry, Dr. Christopher Croot, Nash Stanford, Britt Ezell and the employees of the North Mississippi Medical Center Radiology Department.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, May 12, 2009, at the Nettleton First Baptist Church.
To register online and send condolences, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Thelma T. Nichols
VARDAMAN – Thelma Tedder Nichols, 85, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at the Calhoun Health Service Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Vardaman to Wilma Lee and Ella Mae House Tedder. She was a retired floor supervisor with Kellwood Co., a former school bus driver for over 16 years with Vardaman School District and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. J.R. Eaton officiating. Burial will be in the Elzey Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Lester of Vardaman and Marie Stewart (Steve) of Greenwood; two sisters, Clara Mae Pounds of Woodland and Wilma Rae Johnson of Vardaman; six grandchildren, Dale Lester (Martha) of Columbus, Misty Meredith (Toby) and Amy (John) Smitherman, both of Greenwood, Barry Lester (Shelia) and Melissa Robertson (Joe Allen Mitchell), both of Vardaman, and Chasity Vonderheide (Brian) of Tupelo; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Nichols Jr.; her parents; a grandson, Coy Stewart Smitherman; a son-in-law, Bobby Lester; a grandson-in-law, Tim Robertson; three brothers, George, Thomas Lee and Melvin Tedder; and a sister, Eugenia Lantrip.
Pallbearers will be Dale Lester, Barry Lester, Toby Meredith, John Smitherman, Colt Robertson and Clint Lester.
Her great-grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Joann “Penny” Taylor, 69, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto. She was born Aug. 23, 1939, in Mayfield, Ky., to Jack Crittendon and Pauline Williams Crittendon. She was the owner of a furniture store.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Temperance Hill Cemetery at Potts Camp.
Survivors include her husband, Russell Taylor of Holly Springs; two sons, John Davis of Holly Springs and Michael Davis of Myrtle; two stepsons, Lynn Taylor of Sardis and Ricky Taylor of Hickory Flat; one daughter, Lisa Busam of Hamilton, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Teresa Lesure of Holly Springs and Tammy Taylor of Olive Branch; one brother, Bobby Crittendon of Dayton, Ky.; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren.
BOONEVILLE – Welton Wortman, 68, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at his home in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.
NEW ALBANY – Audrey Mae Scott Harmon, 80, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Louisville to Bankston Scott and Alice Ivy Scott. She was a homemaker and a member of Neely Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Kenny Adair, Bro. Vick Garrison and Bro. Jason Pilcher officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include four daughters, Joanna Spears (Sammie) and Frances Mason, both of New Albany, Marie Tatum (Donald) of Ripley and Bessie Ruth Lock of Dewit, Ark.; two sons, Jonas Harmon (Bonnie) and James Mahlon Harmon, both of New Albany; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred Louis Harmon; a sister, Geneva Rodgers; and a brother, James Scott.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
NEW ALBANY – Audrey May Thompson, 88, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born July 4, 1920, in Lee County. She was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Terry Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Ingomar Cemetery.
Survivors inlcude one daughter, Dianne Thompson; three grandchildren, Brandi Caples, Blake Thompson and Norman Thompson; three great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Clark, Christopher Thompson and Jeremy Thompson; a sister, Inez Dendy; and a brother, Frank Hutcheson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Henry Clay Foster Sr.
BLUE SPRINGS – Henry Clay Foster Sr., 78, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Union County to Zachariah Oce Foster and Zula Josephine Jackson Foster. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Army. He was retired district manager for the Tupelo Daily Journal circulation department. He was an elder in the Antioch Church of Christ. He loved baseball, westerns and reading his Bible.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Antioch Church of Christ with Bro. Ferrell Hester and Bro. Darrell Beard officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sybil Foster of Blue Springs; one daughter, Trena Nean Stanford of Pontotoc; one son, Henry Clay Foster Jr. (Lana Caldwell) of Sherman; two sisters, Janie Owen (Charles “Todd”) of New Albany; Ruchie Teague (Terry) of Temple, Texas; five grandchildren, Shea Beane of Saltillo, Seseme Stanford of Tupelo and Courtney Foster, Trae Foster and Noelle Foster, all of Sherman; two great-grandchildren, Gaibe Beane and Foster Beane, both of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and two brothers.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bridges, J.B. Harpole, Danny Crump, Steve McBrayer, Randy Hitt and Ray Gibson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Hamblin and Buddy Hitt.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. to service time today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
John Tabor Jr.
OXFORD – John Meredith Tabor Jr., 68, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at his daughter's residence in Oxford.Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Moore Memorial United Methodist Church in Winona. Services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Mississippi Chapter, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite H, Jackson, MS 39216; or the Moore Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Magnolia Street, Winona, MS 38967.