NEW ALBANY – The Rev. C.L. Cannon, 93, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.
NEW ALBANY – Irene D. Hill, 93, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born in Union County on Sept. 5, 1917, to C.C. Dugger and Willie Lou Blackwell Dugger. She was retired from Futorian Manufacturing Company. She loved working in her flowers and garden, and enjoyed mowing her lawn. She was a member of Neely Baptist Church in New Albany.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Chapel at United Funeral Service with Bro. Kenny Adair officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Hill (Judy) of Byhalia and Billy Ray Hill (Falba) of New Albany; two grandchildren, Scott Hill (Lyuda) of Olive Branch and Adam Hill (Pam) of Brighten, Tenn.; two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond Hill; and six sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be Tom Haynes, Scott Hill, Adam Hill, Woody Hill, Tommy McMillen and Tommy Hill.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
TUPELO – Bradley O’Neal Triplett died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1990, to Sandra Triplett of Tupelo and John Warren of Baldwyn. He accepted Christ at a young age and joined New Providence M.B. Church. He later became a member of Peoples Community Church. Loved by many, he touched many lives and hearts with his kind words and big smile.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Temple of Compassion and Deliverance with Pastor Robert Jamison officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Sandra Triplett of Tupelo; his father, John Warren of Baldwyn; his grandmothers, Eloise Triplett of Tupelo and Jenette Warren of Baldwyn; four sisters, Marlena Triplett and Persephone Triplett, both of Tupelo, and Brittany Wicks and Jadelynn Young, both of Baldwyn; three brothers, Bronson and Broderick Wicks, and Reggie McGaha, all of Baldwyn; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Friday.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.
Willie Mae Dooley
IUKA – Willie Mae Flanagan Dooley, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery in Iuka. Ludlam Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Danny Bland Sr.
MANTEE – Danny Bland Sr., 64, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Clarkson Cemetery. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
MYRTLE – Jimmy Louis “Jim” Lipsey, 57, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 13, 1953, in Myrtle to Bennie Shannon and the late Albert Lipsey.
Services will be at noon Friday at Pine Bluff M.B. Church at Myrtle. The Rev. Joe Waldrop and the Rev. Colbert Graham will officiate. Burial will be in Gerizum Cemetery at Myrtle. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Bennie Gibbs of Myrtle; a daughter, Cassandra (Brian) Crockett; three brothers, Neovia Lipsey, Frank James Lipsey and Alvis Lee Lipsey, all of New Albany; three sisters, Queen Harris of East St. Louis, Ill., Evelyn Toney of Milwaukee and Mary (James) Montgomery of Sherman; six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Lipsey.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Clara Wilson Shaw
HOLLY SPRINGS – Clara Oldell Wilson Shaw, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Collierville Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. She was born May 11, 1929, in Moscow, Tenn. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Wilson and Bro. James Pinkerton officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Survivors include four sons, Thomas Wilson (Donna) of Hickory Flat, Michael Wilson (Terry) of Waterford, Kenneth Wilson (Carol) of Ashland and Steve Wilson (June) of Waterford; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margie Byrd (Carnell) and Lois Anderson; two brothers, James “Bo” McClure (Judy) and Melton McClure (Linda); and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Irene McClure; her husband, Marvin Shaw; a son, Anthony McClure Wilson; a grandson, Stacey Wilson; two sisters, Versie McClure and Mary Lou Dodson; and her first husband and the father of her children, Walter Wilson.
Rev. Mike Dobrosky
CLINTON – The Rev. Mike Dobrosky, 69, a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi and Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at his home in Clinton. He was born in Lorain, Ohio, in 1941 to Peter and Mary Demyan Dobrosky. He attended and graduated from Lorain High School in 1959. He served over 20 years in the United States Air Force with assignments in England, New Mexico, Washington D.C., Saigon Vietnam, Australia, Colorado Springs and Keesler AFB in Mississippi, where he retired in 1980. During his military career he earned a Bronze Star and three Air Force Commendation Medals. He also met his wife of 42 years, Barbara Urban of Listie, Pa. They were married on Dec. 7, 1968.
He was a 1983 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, a 1986 graduate of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., and a graduate of the Pecos Benedictine Monastery of Spiritual Directors in Pecos, N.M. During his years of ordained ministry he served from 1986-1989 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen; 1989-1979 at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Jackson; 1979-2006 at Church of the Mediator in Meridian, where he retired; 2006-2007, Church of the Creator in Clinton as interim priest. In 2009-2010 he served as Priest–in-Charge at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Crystal Springs. He was very instrumental in establishing the first Episcopal School of the Permanent Diaconate in Mississippi. Fr. Mike, along with an ecumenical team, started and became involved in a ministry for persons with HIV/AIDs at the Whispering Pines Hospice in South Jackson. At the Mediator in Meridian he formed a community to provide fellowship for gay and lesbian persons within the community. He was also well known for his spiritual director skills.
He will be remembered as a fighter of justice, a prophetic voice, a visionary, for his bold stand on issues that most would not tackle, for his strong personality, for his compassion for others, for his no-nonsense approach to life, for his laughter, for his teachings, for his “bits to ponder,” and for his Byzantine Catholic roots that grounded him.
Services will be at noon Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Meridian. Following the funeral mass, an interment of ashes will take place in the columbarium at the church. Lunch and an informal visitation will follow in the church Parish Hall. Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland is assisting with arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Barb; sisters, Pat Darvas and Kathy Lucas; sisters-in-law, Cheryl Lohr and Ginny Chabol (Jerry); brother-in-law, Greg Urban (Misty); five nieces, five nephews, and a host of grandnieces and grandnephews; and special friends, Dr. Jobe Wilder (Peggy), Bob White (Joyce) and their families, and Rev. Ann Whitaker.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the reduction of the parish hall mortgage at All Saints Episcopal Church, 147 Daniel Lake Rd., Jackson MS 39212.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.sebrellfuneralhome.com.
WEST POINT – Harold B.“Bobby” Burges, 58, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 15, 1952, in West Point to Sara L. Harrison Authier and the late Harold L. Burges. At the time of this death he made his home with his mother. He was a self-employed truck driver most of his life and had worked at Nicholson Mobile Homes. Mr. Burges was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Sara L. Harrison Authier.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Harold Burges, and his father, Harold L. Burges.
Pallbearers will be Denney Jowers, Greg Fondren, Roger Coleman, Justin, Jacob, Cory Sanders, Luke Rosamond and Robert McReynolds.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284-8217.
Visitation will be from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
RIPLEY – Herman Adams Henry, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born on May 17, 1934, in Ripley to Thomas and Vessie Martin Henry. He was retired from American Biltrite Corporation and he also worked for several years at Permenter Chevrolet. He was a member of West Ripley Baptist Church. He was truly a great family man who will be sorely missed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the West Ripley Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Baker, Bro. Randy Latch and Bro. Scott Falgout officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery at Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Bermie Graves Henry of Ripley; six daughters, Shelia Falgout (Scott), Donna Henry, Connie Derrick, Donna Bateman (Randy) and Bonnie Benefield (Lanny), all of Ripley, and Connie Surber (Don) of Falkner; one stepdaughter, Janice Davis (Donald) of Corinth; two sons, William Henry and Robin Holley, both of Ripley; two stepsons, Rickey Boggs (Rochelle) and Tony Boggs, both of Falkner; four sisters, Louise Sweatman, Juanita Wooley, Bernice Suitor (Aaron) and Helen Drewery (Waymon), all of Ripley; four brothers, Jerry Henry (Juanita) of Walnut, Robert Henry (Doris) and Tommy Henry (Betty), both of Ripley, and Larry Henry (Joyce) of Counce, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Robert Jackson, Jason Jackson (Amy), and Matthew, Dylan and Christina Surber, all of Falkner, Autumn Jackson, Chris Bullock (Nicole), Hope Bateman and Brittany Henry, all of Ripley, and Shane Surber of Como, Wash.; three stepgrandchildren, Tina Davis and Daniel Davis, both of Corinth, and Preston Wilkinson of Ripley; eight great-grandchildren, Robbie and Conner Jackson of Ripley, Morgan and Cole Jackson of Falkner, Jacob and Jenna Bullock of Ripley, and Abby and Jayden Henry of Ripley; the mother of his four children, Jean Elizalde of Ripley; and a most of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Henry; two brothers-in-law, Earnest Sweatman and Junior Wooley; and a sister-in-law, Mary Jewel Henry.
Pallbearers will be Robert Jackson, Jason Jackson, Dylan Surber, Matthew Surber, Lanny Benefield and Tommy Graves. Honorary pallbearters will be Calvin King, Andy Stuckey, Tate Gattis and Leon Borden.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
MANTACHIE – George Manard Grimes, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Courtyards Community Living Center in Fulton after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Itawamba County to George Edgar and Jimmie Cummings Grimes. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines. He once owned a meat processing business in New Albany and later returned to Itawamba County, where he worked in manufacturing. He resided the past 1 1/2 years at Dogwood Plantation of Fulton. He was a member of the Mantachie United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening and yard work.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with the Rev. Ronnie Goodwin and Dr. Kenneth Pollock officiating. Burial will be in the Stevens Cemetery.
Survivors include his son, George Grimes (Julia) of Fulton; a grandson, Mark Grimes (Jill) of Nashville, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Julie Grimes Waldorf (Michael), and two great-grandsons, Jonathan and Hayden Waldorf, all of New York City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane McFerrin Grimes; a son, Charles; his parents; two brothers, Cecil and Bernard (infant); and two sisters, Ruth Comer and Valaree Harrod.
Pallbearers will be Tilden Guin, Ricky McMillen, Terry Jones, Joe Malone, David Brown, J.P. Guin and John David Pearce.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Mantachie.
TUPELO – Mamie Ramsey died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
BELLEFONTAINE – Willie Rogers Mills, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at his home in Bellefontaine.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Double Springs M.B. Church in Bellefontaine. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church from 11:30 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Shelby Jean Chapman
BUCKHORN – Shelby Jean Chapman, 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She worked in the furniture industry for many years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a friend to all who knew her.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Jr. Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Hartwell Tutor Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Michael Chapman and Jeffery Scott Chapman (Bobbie); seven grandchildren, Brandie Reynolds, Brittney Walker, Courtney Martin, Christopher Chapman, Aaron Chapman, Kimberly Chapman and Emily Chapman; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey Walker and Hadleigh Rodgers; and one brother, Jerry Lynn Brown.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvis Brown and Veola Brown, and a daughter, Marsha Reynolds.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Gregory, Shane Clark, Leaman Martinez and Brent Galabiz.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.
ABERDEEN – Opal West, 94, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
TUPELO – Priscilla “Prissy” Robbins Booth, 67, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Tupelo native, she was born April 20, 1943, to Daniel L. and Marie Sims Robbins. She earned her chemistry degree from Mississippi State College for Women in 1963. Later that year, she married Foster Booth. In her earlier years, she worked at The Gizmo with her mother. In 1976, she and her husband co-founded the All-American Trophy and Engraving. She was a former member of the Jr. Woman’s Club. One of their proudest accomplishments was bringing the first dialysis machines to North Mississippi. She was a member of First Baptist Church and for many years was very active in the children’s ministry with the G.A’s and Vacation Bible School. She was a master seamstress who loved to sew. She was a certified Mississippi Master Gardener and loved being outside with her flowers and plants. She was an avid Mississippi State Bulldog fan and held season tickets to basketball and football games since 1983. She traveled to such events as the Sweet Sixteen, Final Four, numerous bowl games, SEC Championship game and numerous College World Series games while enthusiastically supporting the Bulldogs with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery.=
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Foster Booth Jr. of Tupelo; one daughter, Robin Booth Clark (Criag) of Bradenton, Fla.; one son, Reed Booth of Atlanta, Ga.; one granddaughter, Hailey Marie Clark; one grandson, Logan Foster Clark.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dan Robbins; her mother, Marie Robbins Christian; and her stepfather, J.V. “Buster” Christian.
Memorials may be made to Palmer House and The Sanctuary Hospice House.
Visitation will be today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
PONTOTOC – Fairy June Long, 82, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at her residence. She was born Dec. 8, 1928, to Edgar Montgomery and Lela Russell Montgomery. She lived all her life in Pontotoc County, where she met and married James C. Long Sr. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, gardening and quilting. She was a loving mother and a member of Fairview Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Sheffield and Bro. Joe Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Jernigan Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Kaye Long of Memphis; one grandson, Chad Long (Amanda) of Asheville, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth, Stuart and Martha Katherine Long, all of Asheville, N.C.; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Jim Long; one brother, J.T. Montgomery; and a baby sister, Martha Katherine Montgomery.
Pallbearers will be Vaughn Long, Marty Abbott, Larry Montgomery, Arrie Montgomery, Chad Long and Tommy Montgomery. Honorary pallbearer will be Red Tutor.
Visitation will continue from 9 to 11 a.m. today.
BOONEVILLE – Kayla Danielle Sheldon, 20, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after a long illness. She was a member of Booneville Church of Christ.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Booneville Church of Christ with Cameron Holland and Benjamin McAnally officiating. A service and burial will be in Palatka, Fla., at a later date. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her caregivers, Benjamin and Anna Reid McAnally of Booneville; extended family, Macie Mae McAnally and Charlie Jae McAnally of Booneville; special friend, Tyler Reese of Booneville; adopted parents, David and Henrietta Turk of Palatka, Fla.; two brothers, Matthew and Andrew Jones of Crescent City, Fla.; adopted sisters, Megan Turk, Amanda Church and husband, David, Missy McDermont and husband Bunky, and Heather Burkes and husband, L.J.; two aunts, Brenda Amon and Yvonne Lineberger; and two uncles, Preston Morgan and Tommy Morgan and wife, Laynette.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanice Sheldon; her grandfather, Henry Morgan; and her grandmother, Lois Morgan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Booneville Church of Christ.
AMORY – Herman McLane Riley, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Lakeland, Fla. Born on July 25, 1921, in Nettleton, he was a son of the late Edgar Lyle and Pansy Lee Coggin Riley. A man of integrity, Mr. Riley lived out the Christian life. Drafted into service, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a graduate of Nettleton High School and Mississippi State University, Class of 1954. He returned to MSU for his Masters and Specialist degrees. Retiring in 1984 after 30 years of teaching, he was a vocational-agricultural teacher in Becker, Fulton and Amory, where he had taught for 27 years. He was named the Vocational-Agricultural Teacher of the Year for the State of Mississippi. He was an active member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church where he had taught the Crusaders Sunday School class. He enjoyed watching football and basketball on television, doing yard work, playing his guitar, listening to Gospel music and volunteering with Meals on Wheels. Very passionate about Amory, his main beliefs were in God, his family and his country.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Glyn Wiygul and Rev. Tim Sisk officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Mantachie Cemetery with Rev. Tim Sisk and Rev. Ronnie Goodwin officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sue Watson Riley of Amory; daughter, Betty (Glen) Duncan of Lakeland, Fla.; son, Rev. Mack (Jeannine) Riley of Marietta, Ga.; sister, Laverne (Warner) Hester of Amory; brothers, Mitchell Riley of Amory, Thomas Lee (Pat) Riley and Paul (Francis) Riley, both of Nettleton; grandchildren, James McLane (Polly) Riley, John Carlisle (April) Riley, Patrick Christian Riley, Mark Wesley (Elizabeth) Duncan and Hannah Lane Duncan; great-grandchildren, Andrew McLane Riley, John Philip Riley, Elizabeth Michelle Riley and Leila Christine Duncan; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Davis, and a brother, Eugene Riley.
Pallbearers will be Michael and Roger Riley, Johnny Leech, Larry Palmer, and Jerry and Eddie Riley. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Mobley, James Burrow, Larry Marett, Charles Clement, Charles Blankenship, Tremon Watson and the Crusaders Sunday School class.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until the service hour on Friday.
Memorials may be given to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, c/o Herman Riley Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 535, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
AMORY – Beulah Eunice Allen Flowers, 94, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.