NEW ALBANY - Gladys Dykes, 90, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at her home. She was a member of Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church and the widow of William amp"Redamp" Dykes.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beaver Dam M.B. Church with Rev. William Whiteside officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her children, Mary D. Lovett (Henry) and Frances D. Jenkins (Willie), both of Chicago, Ill., Lora D. Whiteside (Rev. William) of New Albany, Charlette C. Pettis (Eric) of Oxford and Willie Dykes Jr. (Gloria) of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home and the body will lie in repose one hour prior to services.
PONTOTOC - Edith Pound, 92, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo. She was born on May 28, 1919, to Samuel and Zeaphy Faulkner in Pontotoc. She married J.C. Pound and enjoyed many years together raising a wonderful family. She loved spending time with her family and her beloved pet, Sam. She was a long time member of Longview Baptist Church. She loved gardening, reading, sewing and quilting.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Longview Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Faulkner and Bro. Tony Morrow officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Judy McCoy (Jerry); 10 grandchildren, Teresa Willard (David), Jennifer Young (Reid), Perry Young (Laurie), Paula Newell (Tommy), Scott Cummings (Becki), Kym Daniel (Brady), Charlie Pound (Reagan), John Pound (Marion), Jamie Pound (Kathrina) and Mitch McCoy (Kyla); 21 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Ralph Pound; and special friend, Mary Park.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.C. Pound; one daughter, Virginia Young; one son, Buddy Pound; and two brothers, Stacey and Stanley Faulkner.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Young, Thomas Young, Hayden Cummings, Keith Garner, Doug Long and Jesse Pound. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Newell, Hoyt Willard, Heston and Hayes Daniel, Sam Newell, Joseph, Josh, Tommy and Henry Pound.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc and noon until service time Saturday at Longview Baptist Church.
NEW ALBANY - Sammie Lee Hooper Sr., 82, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was a native of Fulton and the son of Sam and Lenora Hooper. He was a member of Shiloh CME Church in Fulton where he served faithfully as an usher and a steward. He was a member of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge. He loved people and meeting with friends at McDonald's in the mornings for breakfast and talking. He was an insurance agent for Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Fulton. The Rev. Mary Robinson will officiate and the Rev. Harriman "Billy" Trice will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Fulton Community Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Hooper of New Albany; one daughter, Shirley (Luther) Harville of Biloxi; one son, Sammie Lee (Frances) Hooper Jr. of Fulton; four grandchildren, Wachovia Hooper, Kim Hooper, Shane Hooper and Sheryl Hooper; three great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, Carl (Lasonia) Lipsey of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour before services on Saturday at the church.
WOODLAND - Martha Elizabeth McGregor Pounds, 48, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012. She was born July 8, 1963, in Greenwood, to James "Jim" McGregor and Jane McGregor. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She taught school at the Houston Separate School District.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Patrick Collins officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Keith Pounds of Woodland; three daughters, Amanda Pounds (Justin) Spencer of Tupelo, Ashley and Allison Pounds of Woodland; one granddaughter, Lily Belle Spencer of Tupelo; her mother, Jane Woods McGregor; nieces and nephews, David, Matthew, Bryce and Harley McGregor of Alabama, and Doug and Marcea English of California; her in-laws, Windell and Clara Mae Pounds of Woodland; and two sisters-in-law, Tammy Pounds of Woodland and Mary Anne McGregor of Alabama.
She is preceded in death by her father, Jim McGregor; brother, Bobby McGregor; and sister, Melissa English.
Pallbearers will be John Ellison, Nick Callahan, Justin Spencer, Mitchell Johnson, Chris Ellison and Doug Brown.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
TUPELO - Ryland K'Mauri Sykes, 4-week-old infant son of Dionte Sykes and Dakota Kimble, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Center.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Park's Garden of Innocence with Pastor Georgia Cruise officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Dionte Sykes and Dakota Kimble of Tupelo; two grandmothers, Virgaree Hunt and Sherelle Richardson (Rafael), all of Tupelo; two grandfathers, Larry Kimble (Amy) of Belden and Kim Steven Morris of Tupelo; two great-grandfathers, Curtis Brand of Tupelo and Grady Brown of Detroit, Mich.; his great-great-grandmother, Bernice Sykes of Belden; four aunts, Meisha Sykes, Whitney Hunt, Brittny Hunt and Dynastee Burnett; three uncles, Justin Miller, Jayland Kimble and Jordon Kimble; 13 great-aunts; 11 great-uncles; and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by four great-grandmothers, Frances Hunt, Betty Morris, Christean Kimble and Ethel L. Sykes; three great-grandfathers, Jerry Kimble, Joe Lee Sykes and John Early Montgomery; and his cousins, De'Andre Crayton and Terry.
VARDAMAN - Yuridia Pachecano, 4, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis. She was born Jan. 12, 2008, in Amory.
Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Vardaman with Father Lorenzo Aju officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at Vardaman.
Survivors include her mother, Maria Guadalupe Gutierrez of Vardaman; her father, Ansony Pachecano of Cerritos, San Luis Potosi; a brother, Tomas De Jesus Pachecano of Vardaman; her grandparents, Felipe Gutierrez of Vardaman, and Federica Ganzalez, Brigido Pachecano and Silvia Murillo, all of Cerritos, San Luis Potosi.
Pallbearers will be Jesus Gonzalez, Felipe Gutierrez, Fidel Gonzalez and Roman Gonzalez.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
JACKSON - Bobby Brinker died Thurday, May 3, 2012, in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
David Prestage Sr.
AMORY - David J. Prestage Sr., 43, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born on Jan. 2, 1969, to Martha Ann Roberts Prestage and the late L. C. Prestage. He attended Aberdeen High School. Before becoming the owner and operator of Rebel Roofing, he worked as a supervisor at Shaw in Okolona. He was Pentecostal. A family-man, David's life revolved around his love for his children and family. Having the gift of making people laugh, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and arrowhead hunting.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Bingham and Pastor Shane Cruse officiating. Burial will follow in Keyes Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Martha Ann Prestage; daughters, Cheyenne Renae Prestage, Tiffany Stone and Blake Capps; sons, David J. Prestage Jr. and James Dakota Prestage; sisters, Wanda Nash, Carol Prestage, Sondra Hulsey (Ricky) and Barbara Hudson (David); brothers, Tommy Prestage (Jane), Lewis Prestage (Felicia), Billy Prestage (Daphne) and Larry Prestage (Rachel); granddaughters, Sarah, Cloe and Aliyah; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, and special friends, Karen Capps, mother of Cheyenne and Dakota, and Carol Stone, mother of David J. Prestage Jr.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents; and nieces and nephews, Steven Ray Mask, Kelsey George and Aiden Hall.
Pallbearers will be D.J. Prestage, Larry Prestage, Billy Prestage, Kip Cruse, Ray Morris, James "Poncho" Plaxico and Kip Cruse. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy and Lewis Prestage.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
ECRU - Helen Weldon Brown, 60, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at her home. She was born on May 7, 1951, in Quitman County to Major and Estelle Mooneyham Weldon. She married Gerald Brown on Oct. 5, 1985. A Christian, she attended Buchanan Baptist Church in the Buchanan community.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Buchanan Baptist Church with Bro. David Westmoreland officiating. Burial will follow in the Buchanan Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Gerald Brown; three daughters, Kathy Gregory of Petal, Patci Gregory and Nancy Gregory Parker (Jeremy), all of New Augusta; two grandchildren, Austin and Evans Parker of New Augusta; two stepsons, Len and Brian Brown of Pontotoc; four sisters, Jeanette Goss (James) and Nell Winstead, both of Greenwood, Ruth Ann Croft (Wayne) of Thaxton and Sue Aaron (J.C.) of Randolph; three brothers, Joe Weldon (Bobbie) of Buckhorn, Robert Weldon (Wilda) of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Pete Weldon (Angie) of Bruce; several sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Estelle and Major Weldon; one niece, Debbie Aaron Goree; one nephew, Joey Slayton; and two brothers-in-law, Mike Dykes and Jessie Winstead.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Gerald Nobles, Eric Waits, Mike Smith, Scott Rager, Ronnie Cooper and Jake Weldon.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church.
MYRTLE - Dennis Keith Clayton, 60, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at his residence. He was born Jan. 4, 1952, in New Albany to Burdell Clayton and Warrene Gholston Clayton. He served in the Mississippi National Guard. He was an employee of Southern Motion. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Gary Yates officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife Reba Yates Clayton of Myrtle; three daughters, Amanda Decanter (Jeno) of New Albany, Brandy Cooper (Jesse) of New Albany and Audrey Davis (Dan) of Myrtle; two sons, Jason Clayton of Ingomar and Rance Clayton of New Albany; sister, Betty Treadaway (Gerald) of Blue Springs; brother, Ronnie Clayton (Linda) of Tupelo; and 10 grandchildren, Trey, Sara Beth, Anna Jewel, Abigail, Olivia, Eve, Emma, Amelia, Hunter and Noah.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Dan Davis, Jena Decanter, Jessie Cooper, Bobby Williamson, Keith Treadaway, Corey Treadaway, Jess Clayton and Larry Pannell.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In honor of his service in the military, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
EUORA - Glenda Dell Bean, 55, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Eupora Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home.
Mary Stewart Coleman
BALDWYN - Mary Agnes Stewart Coleman, 84, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at her home in Baldwyn. She was born March 27, 1928, to Will and Roseanne Young Agnew in Lee County. She was a member of Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church until she moved to Columbus. She joined Northside Missionary Baptist Church where she was a faithful member. She was a member of the usher board and a choir member.
She was married to James Henry Stewart Sr. for 37 years. She later married William H. Coleman.
Service will be at noon Saturday at First Mt. Zion Community Church in Guntown with Bro. Johnny S. Agnew and Minister Johnny E. Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery in Hamilton at 11a.m. Sunday. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, William Coleman of Baldwyn; two daughters, Brenda (Johnnie) Blevins and Debra (Samuel) Buchanan, both of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, James Henry (Frenchie) Stewart Jr. of Tacoma, Wash., and Minister Johnny Earl Stewart (Emma) of Grand Prarie, Texas; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Eddie Agnew of Baldwyn and Willie B. Agnew of Toledo, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, James Henry Stewart Sr.; six brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation is from 3 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
TUPELO - Eloise Triplett, 82, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 24, 1929, in Monroe County, to Charlie Tennel and Icie Bell Berry.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Peoples Community Baptist Church on Lawndale Street in Tupelo with the Rev. Robert Jamison officiating. Burial will be in the Porter's Memorial Garden in Tupelo. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include, four sons, Alvin Triplett Jr., Moran (Teresa) Triplett, Samuel Triplett, all of Tupelo and Luther (Debbie) Triplett of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; four daughters, Ida Mae (Carl) Jamison, Debra (Cleatus) Traylor, Sandra Triplett and Beverly (Timothy) Price, all of Tupelo; 42 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five sons; two daughters; one brother, Willie Berry; one sister, Lenzy Mae Tennel; one grandson, Bradley Triplett; one great-grandson, Marcus Triplett; and one great-granddaughter, Ava Warfield.
Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. today. 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.
BOONEVILLE - Jimmie Dale King, 67, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his son's home. He was born June 10, 1944, to Feb and Cora Eldridge King. He married Shirley Kennedy in 1970. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of the Jacinto Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Minister Ed Floyd officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.
He is survived by two sons, Maxwell King of Washington and Christopher King (Crystal) of Booneville; a daughter, Melissa King of Alpharetta, Ga.; four brothers, Doyle King (Glenda), Benny King (Brenda), Cotton King (Janelle) and Sonny King (Mary), all of Booneville; three sisters, Marie Parker, Zena Phillips and Margie Chase (Thomas), all of Booneville; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carmen King and Randall King; and two sisters, Dorothy McCoy and Hester Jones.
RIENZI - Pearlie Louise Barnett, 80, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Magnolia Hospital.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Synagogue Missionary Baptist Church. Internment is at Rienzi Cemetery.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
OXFORD - Albert Moody, 95, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
TOMNOLEN - Martha Clark Wood, 76, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Joliet Area Community Hospice in Joliet, Ill.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
VERONA - Sallie Catherine Kirkwood died Monday, April 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 11, 1938, to Booker T. and Pinky Johnson. She spent most of her youthful years growing up in Enterprise. She was educated in Clarke County. She relocated with her family to Wisconsin during her young years. She attended Second Baptist Church and was employed at St. Luke Hospital in Wisconsin. She joined in fellowship with Second Baptist Church in Verona after returning to the area. She was employed at Tecumseh where she retired after 20 years of service.
Service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist MB Church with Pastor Larry Stone officiating. Internment is at Verona Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three sons, Jeffery Johnson, Jerrold Smith (Shannon) and Jay Smith (Vonda); one special daughter/granddaughter, Monica Smith-Bogan (Randy); one stepson, Larry Kirkwood; 10 grandchildren, Kawana, Taylor, Jermiya, Jalicia, McKayla, Tiffany, Jeremy, Malcolm, Jamie and Jermaine; a host of great-grandchildren; two brothers, Beverly Johnson (Ruth) and Joe Johnson (Eularine); one sister, Peggy Pickens; special friend, Thelma Cook; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. today at N.L. Jones Chapel. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
You may also sign guestbook at nljonesandson.com.
WEST POINT - Joyce Jackson Hudspeth, 82, died on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Sturgis, to Annie Ware Morgan Jackson and Alton Parker Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was faithful longtime member of the Church Choir. She married Arval Pat Hudspeth May 20, 1951, in Starkville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Sturgis City Cemetery in Sturgis. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Pat Hudspeth of West Point; her daughter, Sherre Hudspeth Denson of Starkville; two grandchildren; Cary Ruth Denson of Boston, Mass., and Leslie Elizabeth Denson of Austin, Texas; her sisters, Sarah Long of Sturgis and Sybil Lowe of Luray, Va.; and her sister-in law, Sally Jackson of Sturgis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Gerald P. Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Chris McBrayer, Steve McBrayer, Keith McBrayer, Daniel McBrayer, Josh Coleman and Ricky Cole. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Calvary Baptist Church Choir.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Choir Fund, 460 McCord Street, West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE - Johnny Mac Lambert, 59, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012. He was born Jan. 31, 1953, to Chester I. Lambert and Theadus D. Dodds Lambert. After working many years in the construction field, he started his own business as a home builder and land developer. He adored his grandchildren and being outdoors. He was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church and later attended Carolina United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Powell officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Koon Lambert; one son, Bryson (Lauren) Lambert of Booneville; two grandchildren, Riley Mac Lambert and Maddix Nicole Lambert; two sisters, Charlotte (Marvin) Dacus of Oxford and Bobbie (Lynn) Hester of Marion, Ark.; and two stepbrothers, Randall (Christy) Breedlove and Gary (Dell) Breedlove.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather Carmon Breedlove; and a stepsister Charlotte Crystal.
Pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law, Marvin Dacus, Lynn Hester, Nelson Koon, Tyron Koon, Roy Koon and Steve Treece.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carolina Building Fund. 2001 Ninth Street Booneville, MS 38829.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
AMORY - Nel P. Justice, 86, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Oak Tree Plantation. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Amory Church of Christ.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
TUPELO - Frances W. Bevill, 81, died Monday, May 1, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Garden of Memories located at Coleman Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO - Nigel Macario Hoskins died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 13, 1990, to Milton and Donna Hoskins. He confessed hope in Christ at an early age at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Hamilton.
Services are at 3:30 Saturday at Hamilton High School Gym. Burial will be at Sardis Cemtery in Hamilton. Belle Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his parents; one brother Milton (Constance) Hoskins Jr.; one sister, Kimberly Smith; one niece, Kaya Baker; one nephew, Kalan Baker, all of Aberdeen; eight aunts; two uncles; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Madonna Hoskins; and one brother, Markel Hoskins.
Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. today at Belle Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
PONTOTOC - Anne Elizabeth Barr died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at her home. She was a member of ASPCA. She loved her pets, outdoor activities, enjoyed traveling, loved to talk about her family, loved her grandchildren and was excited about being a great-grandmother.
There will be a celebratory Mass at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Pontotoc with Father Tim Murphy officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her father, Jack Kerrigan; brother, Mike Kerrigan; sister, Mary Kerrigan Mares; children, Jennifer Chapman Jeff) of Pontotoc, Andrea Johnson (Herman Bowles) of Ft. Lauderdayl, Fla., Stephaine Johnson of Shelby, Ohio, Bethanie Johnson of Mansfield, Ohio, Julie Johnson of Akron, Ohio, and Brain Barr of Redding, Calif.; grandchildren, Kayla and Zipporah Johnson, Isaiah and Kaloni Bowles, Krishna, Anthony and Scott Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Kyle and Christopher Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Fran Kerrigan.
HOLLY SPRINGS - Martha H. McAlexander, 60, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Baptist Desoto in Southaven. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School, was chairman of the council on ministries, helped start the Mother's Day Out and Preschool programs and a longtime member of the choir and accomplished soloist. She was a supporter of the National Bird Dog Field Trial Championship at Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, Tenn. She was a teacher at Marshall Academy for over 20 years and a volunteer for numerous efforts throughout the community.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Methodist Church with the Rev. Doyle Mitchell and the Rev. Milton Whatley officiating. Internment is at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby McAlexander of Holly Springs; Joey (Elise) McAlexander of Holly Springs and Preston McAlexander (Meridith) of Hernando, Jeff McAlexander of Holly Springs; sister, Jo Ann Fortson of Panama City, Fla.; and grandchildren, Bobby McAlexander, Emily Kate McAlexander, Eva McAlexander and Will McAlexander.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers are Manny Burch, Tom Pittman, Jaky Hurdle, Mike Hurdle, Paul Burch, Bob Pittman, Lanier Hurdle and Frank Hurdle.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs.
HOLLY SPRINGS - Jasmine Humphrey, 16, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Dimension Salt and Light Ministries in Holly Springs. Internment is at Wilkins Chapel Cemetery in Waterford. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. today at Serenity Chapel in Holly Springs.
Sandra Lydick Bledsoe
IUKA - Sandra Lydick Bledsoe, 65, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She retired in Washington, D.C., in 1999, after 33 years as a Federal Government civil servant. She worked her way up in the government, starting as a GS-2 clerk typist for the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Va., and retiring as a senior executive and financial manager for the U.S. Courts in D.C. She relocated to Iuka with her husband, after retirement, and became active with in the Iuka United Methodist Church and the Helpful Samaritan Food Pantry. She was most thankful for her faith and her family. She was dearly loved by everyone who knew her because of her kind ways, loving spirit, warm beautiful smile and will be so missed by the countless people who were impacted by her grace and loving kindness.
Service is at 3 p.m.on Sunday at Iuka United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jon Kaufman and the Rev. Ed Temple officiating. Internment is at 10 a.m. Monday at West Tennessee Veterans National Cemetery in Memphis. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
She is preceded in death by her father, Sam Nash Long; and her mother, Rebecca Clawson Long.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Bledsoe of Iuka; son, Chris Lydick (Emory) of Cary, N.C.; stepsons, Rich Bledsoe (Valerie) of Lakeland, Tenn., and Bryan Bledsoe (Kim) of Longwood, Fla.; brother, Sam Long Jr. of Elizabeth City, N.C.; sisters, Nancy Clayton of Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Cathy Griffith (Roland) of Rexburg, Ind.; grandson, Christopher Nash Lydick; and step-grandchildren, Hunter, Olivia and Nathan Bledsoe.
Palbearers are Roland Griffith Sr., Roland Griffith Jr., Kyleigh Griffith, Jonathan Griffith, James Griffith and Matt Fry.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Iuka United Methodist Church or the Helpful Samaritan Food Pantry at 101 E. Eastport St., Iuka, MS 38852. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
NETTLETON - Stevie Lynn Adams, 49, died Saturday, April 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born June 6, 1962 to Jessie Adams and Mamie Cox Cook. He recieved his education from the Nettleton School system. He was a member of East Spring Missionary Baptist Church. He was a truck driver.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the East Spring Church in Nettleton with the Rev. Lendell Nichols officiating. Interment is in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Juanella Morrow Adams of Nettleton; daughters, Mariah Catelyn Adams of Iuka and Shaquita Morrow of Amory; Mother-in-law, Mattie Lean Gilleylan; sisters, Debbie Conner, Bertha (Rev. Lendell) Nichols and Lawanda N. Currie; brothers, Lee (Denise) Adams, Elmer Cook and Larry Cook; and grandchildren, Kymyada Morrow and K'nysha Morrow.
Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. and the wake is 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Williams Memorial Chapel.