GUNTOWN – Justin Cole Petty, 18, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at his residence. He was born March 18, 1994, in Amory to Gene and Gina Blankenship Petty. A student, he served as a volunteer fireman for Guntown, Birmingham Ridge, Cedar Hill and Baldwyn, Miss. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends as well as one very special niece and his dog “Bear.” He loved his Lord dearly and was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church. He was a fierce protector with a gentle soul. A statement he lived by, “God gives his hardest battles to his toughest soldiers” – Cole Petty.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Wayne Frederick officiating and the Rev. Martin Jacks assisting. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Gene and Gina Petty of Guntown; his grandparents, Vernon and Joann Petty of Carthage, Dorothy Hardin of Guntown, Hubert and Brenda Buchanan of Caledonia; great-grandmother, Etoy Brackin of Caledonia; one brother, Shane Petty of Guntown; one niece, Hollie Grace; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Sam Farrar, Wes Kloac, Bradlee Kilgo, Zack Phillips, Chad Rodgers, Hernando Diez Gomez, Landon Cooley and Michael Fondran.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Brandon, Paul Stodard, Bill Beckman, Tommy Winfield, Tommy Farrar, Guntown Police Department, Guntown Fire Department, Cedar Hill Fire Department, Birmingham Ridge Fire Department and Baldwyn Fire Department.
Visitation will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, Nov. 13, 2012, at the funeral home in Saltillo and Wednesday at 10 a.m. until service time.
OLIVE BRANCH – I.W. Warren, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Baptist Hospice in Collierville, Tenn. He was born April 28, 1927, in Sherman to Albert and Annie Mae Kelley Warren. He was a carpenter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Roberts and Bro. Coy Hill officiating. Burial will be in Baldwin Memorial Cemetery in Pontotoc.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mattie Galloway Warren; three sons, Alton Warren (Annie) of Byhalia, Ivy W. Warren (Judy) of Slayden and Billy R. Warren (Brenda) of Salida, Colo.; one daughter, Sheilia Kill (Kerry) of Hernando; a son-in-law, Ronnie Hall of Olive Branch; a sister, Sarah J. Young (William) of Walnut; grandchildren, Alton Warren Jr. (Jennifer), Tina Fioranelli (Lee), Donnie Warren (Alaina), Alaina Harwood (Steve), Desirae Westphal (Starr), Ryan Hall (Gayra), Corbin Kill (Summer), Leeann Hall and Cara Kill; and great-grandchildren, Kyle and Michael Fioranelli, Madison and Susanna Warren, Halle Warren, Josie Harwood and Kason Westphal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert “Onie” and Annie Mae Kelley Warren, and a daughter, Patricia Ann Hall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
ECRU – Tony Paul Watson, 32, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Ecru. He graduated in 1998 from North Pontotoc High School, where he played baseball. He attended Itawamba Community College. He served in the U.S. Navy and received an honorable discharge.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Dr. Terry Cutrer officiating. Burial will follow in Robbs Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Linda Swords, and stepfather, Jerry Swords; sister, Kim Ray Garrett (Brandon); brother, Adam Ray (Cassandra); nephews, Derek Ray, Drake Ray and Brayden Garrett; and a niece, Peyton Ray.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tony Ray; three uncles, Danny Ray, James Ray and Jimmy Watson; and his grandparents, Paul and Betty Watson.
Pallbearers will be Matt Ferguson, Jerry Washington, Brandon Garrett, Chester Dover, Michael Wages and Tony Rowzee.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday.
Neill Bogan Jr.
WEST POINT – William Neill Bogan Jr., 87, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He was born Dec. 31, 1924, in West Point to Catherine Fenton Bogan and William Neill Bogan Sr. He was an engineer in telecommunications for 30 years and a member of Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. He served with the 283rd Combat Engineer Battalion during World War II. He married Sally Crawford Bogan in 2001.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Episcopal Church of the Incarnation with the Rev. Patricia Harris officiating. Placement will follow within Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Columbarium. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sally C. Bogan of West Point; one daughter, Pat Sharab Bogan of Fairfax, Calif.; stepdaughters, Johanna Rice Goree (Mike) of Starkville and Linda Silvestri of Lexington, Ky.; one son, William Neill Bogan III (Irene Ledwith) of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.; stepson, Ed Rice of West Point; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Catherine “Kay” Brackin of Seattle, Wash.
Those preceding him in death were his wives, Ann Cresswell Bogan and Jean Hagen Bogan, and his parents.
Memorials may be made to Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, P.O. Box 316, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from, 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
HOUSTON – James Ruel “Jake” Kendall, 89, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 5, 1922, to James Livingston Kendall and Rosa Etta Wesley Kendall. He retired from Natchez Trace Electric Power Association after working as a lineman for 40 years. He attended Bethel Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy McMillen and Dr. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow at Chickasaw Memorial Gardens in Houston. Houston Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Wilkins Kendall of Houston; his daughters, Leisa and Neal Allen of Houston, and Donna and Jimmy Smith of Houston; his grandchildren, Jayme Smith, Jordan Allen, Jill Smith, Bethaney Allen, Brandon Allen and Jenna Smith; and his sister Barbara and Leon Harrington of Famers Branch, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Lucille Betts; and his brother-in-law, Roy Betts.
Pallbearers are Bob Mixon, James Pettit, Gary McQuary, Johnny Young, W.H. Robertson and Mike Porter.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com
BATESVILLE – Rena Gertrude Hutchings, 84, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Early Grove Cemetery at Lamar.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
MICHIGAN CITY – Ruby Lanita Carpenter, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Collierville Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Valley Grove Cemetery in Michigan City.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – James Tracy Whitehead, 35, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
ECRU – Mildred Bradley, 82, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
MANTACHIE – Leauve Guin, 77, known as “The Teacake Lady” and “Mamaw V” by many, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at her home. She was a member of Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church in the Pratts community. She was a retired seamstress at Reed’s Manufacturing, where she worked for many years. She adored her family, church family and everyone she knew, and never met a stranger. She understood that everyone had a story, and she offered an open and comforting heart to everyone. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and worshiping her Lord.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Ray Guin, Bro. Ronnie Geary and Bro. Tim Winters officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Marlice Guin; two sons, Ray Guin (Judy) and Joey Guin (Patty), both of the Ozark community; two daughters, Vicky Nanney (Leslie) of New Albany and Susan Lansdell (Phil) of the Unity community; one brother, Alvis Wooldridge (Robbie) of Mantachie; one sister, Laverne Moore (John) of Wyoming; six grandchildren, Chris Guin, Jamie Guin, Tiffany Farley, Nick Lansdell, Jessica Nanney and Evan Lansdell; and six great-grandchildren, John Farley, Alyssa Farley, Ethan Farley, Kaylee Farley, Michael Brandon Langley and Andrew Stanford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Evie Smith Wooldridge; and three brothers, Otis, Earnest and Leroy Wooldridge.
Pallbearers will be Darryl Wooldridge, Donnie Wooldridge, David Wooldridge, Nick Lansdell, Evan Lansdell, Chris Guin, Jason Farley, Jamie Guin and Chris Young.
Visitation will continue today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
Online condolences may be expressed at mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
Fred Lantrip Sr.
PONTOTOC – Fred Thompson Lantrip Sr., 81, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, after an extended illness. He was born June 14, 1931, in Randolph to Johnie and Ether Lantrip. He was a retired Army veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Marcus Coward officiating. Burial will follow at Springville Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret M. Lantrip of Pontotoc; three daughters, Debbie Corley (Eddie) of Okolona, Marsha Eaton (Darrell Long) of Charleston, Ill., and Sherry Walker (Jack) of Charleston, Ill.; one son, Fred Thompson (Tommy) Lantrip Jr.; one sister, Jimmie Guyton (Donald) of Columbus; 12 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnie and Ether Lantrip; brothers, Johnny Harrell Lantrip and Lawrence Lantrip; sister, Kathleen McGreger; and a great-grandson, Samuel Austin.
Pallbearers are John Clayton Corley, Larry Lantrip, Harold Wayne Lantrip, Gary McGreger, Mark Alan McConnaha and Darrell Wayne Long.
Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to service time today.
BOONEVILLE – Hershel Sims, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his home. He was born July 21, 1932, in Tippah County to James Edd Sims and Ruby Hastings Sims. He was a logger, and he was a Baptist. He enjoyed mowing his yard, fishing, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dale Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Mills Community Baptist Church Cemetery in Alcorn County.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ross Sims, whom he married on May 14, 1953; a daughter, Kathy Shouse of Pisgah; two sisters, Ruth Wren of Pisgah and Gladys Hughes of Booneville; three grandchildren, Brandi McKinney (Jon) of Booneville, Penni Cooper (Glenn) of Pisgah and Mickey Shouse (Summer) of Booneville; and six great-grandchildren, Kaylee Cooper and Bryce Cooper, both of Pisgah, Ainsley McKinney, Averi McKinney, Jon Tyler Shouse and Natalya Shouse, all of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son-in-law, Charles Shouse.
Pallbearers are Jody Hyde, Shawn Crum, Durell Glidewell and Jimmy Hastings.
Honorary pallbearers are Bryce Cooper, Jon Tyler Shouse, Mickey Shouse, Glenn Cooper and Jon McKinney.
GUNTOWN – Willie E. Sherer, 82, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Mary Lou Horlacher
SPOKANE, Wash. – Mary Lou Horlacher, 58, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Community Hospice in Verona. She was born April 12, 1954, in Spokane, Wash., to Paul and Viola Sicila Horlacher. She lived in Rosalia, Wash., Spokane, Wash., Seattle, Wash., and Air Way Heights, Wash., before moving to Mississippi to be near her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Mattie Pearl Hardaway of Tupelo; one son, Santo Paul McClendon of Washington; three sisters, Dorthy Horlacher Bucher, Betty Jean Banbridge and E. Bordman, all of Washington; one brother, Jack Horlacher of Washington; an aunt, Dorthy Bordman of Mead, Wash.; three grandchildren; three nieces; and five nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Hardaway, on June 11, 2009.
Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
IUKA – Twirlah Dane Mosley Gray, 75, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633; by phone at (800) 272-3900; or online at www.alz.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
WEST POINT – Funeral services for Rachel Free will be at noon Wednesday at Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Sharon Johnson, 46, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville.