CALHOUN CITY - Curtis Bush, 97, died Feb. 25, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
PALMETTO - Elsie Wood Lindley, 90, long time resident of Palmetto, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru after a lengthy illness. She was born in Lee County on Aug. 31, 1930, to Samuel Russell Wood and Rebecca McDonald Wood. Mrs. Wood was a retired employee of Verona Elementary School System, working in the cafeteria. She loved working in her garden and in her yard, but most of all, she loved her special time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Joel D. Lindley, who died May 31, 1997.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Palmetto United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Fink and the Rev. Ronnie Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery. W.E. Pegues is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Guin and her husband, Tildon of Mantachie; one son, Jimmy Lindley and his wife, Phyllis of Palmetto; five grandchildren, Jimma Clayton and Shane of Pontotoc, Michelle Christopher of Palmetto, Andy Lindley of Palmetto, Steve Guin of Mantachie and Ben Guin and Monyca of Belmont; and nine great-grandchildren, Lauren Clayton, Tanner Clayton, Wesley Christopher, Seth Christopher, Will Lindley, Adrianna Guin, Savanna Guin, Rayleigh Guin and Benjamin Guin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Travis Wood, Tommy Wood and Leonard Wood; and one sister, Bessie Bailey.
Pallbearers will be Russell Wood, Gary Wood, Sammy Wood, George Williams, Earnest Davis and Jerry Loden.
Honorary pallbearers will be the remaining members of Palmetto United Methodist Church.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to service today at the church.
Memorials may be made to Palmetto United Methodist Church or to Palmetto Cemetery Fund, c/o Palmetto United Methodist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
OXFORD - Opal Geraldine James Bowles, 80, retired printing services employee at the University of Mississippi, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Born in Lafayette County, Mrs. Bowles was the widow of Mr. James William amp"Billyamp" Bowles. She was an active member of Yellow Leaf Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yellow Leaf Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her two daughters, Donna J. Smith of Oxford and Debra J. Henderson of Ridgeland; two sons, James W. amp"Jimamp" Bowles Jr. of Ridgeland and Richard amp"Rickyamp" Bowles of Oxford; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Dan Wesley James.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. today at the church.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bowles memory may be made to Yellow Leaf Cemetery Fund, 50 CR 435, Oxford, MS 38655.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE - Nora Gault, 86, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
RED BAY - Jessie Phene Cleveland, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Helen Keller Hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Red Bay Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Hardy Rutherford Jr.
CORINTH - Hardy Rutherford Jr., 71, died Feb. 23, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born July 29, 1939, to Hardy Lee and Modern Rutherford of Ripley. He was united in holy matrimony to Elizabeth Carroll Rutherford; they had four children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster amp& Son Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Michael Haley officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Ripley. Foster amp& Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his three sons, Harvey Rutherford (Deborah)of Ripley, Ronald Rutherford (Michelle) of Blue Mountain and Samuel Rutherford (Jo Ann) of Tupelo; one daughter, Gail Pearson of Memphis; three sisters, Starlene Rutherford, Lane Rutherford and Hilda Haley; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; special cousins, Sarah Lowery of Racine, Wis. and James Rutherford of Memphis; his aunt, Sallie Howell of Beloit, Ill.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one stepson, Lee Jr. Spight; one brother, Dennis Rutherford; and one sister, Louise Carter.
Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
VARDAMAN - William Sherman Haire, 64, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Dec. 7, 1946, to William Franklin Haire Sr. and Mattie Moore Haire. He was a native of Vardaman. He was a forestry worker and a member of Jesus Is Lord Church at Vardaman. He raised 10 children on his own.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jesus Is Lord Church in Vardaman with Bro. Johnny Davidson and Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Mount Cemetery. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include 10 children, Mary Pettit (Kyle) of Big Creek, Mannie Sanders of Vardaman, Rebecca Mays of Vicksburg, Charlotte Haire of Vardaman, Patricia Jenkins (Carl) of Vardaman, William Haire Jr. (Carisa) of Vicksburg, Jeanette Wilkerson (Quinton) of Vardaman, Annette Harris (Stephen) Vardaman, April Galloway (Ben) of Vardaman and Liza Lowrimore (Kevin) of Coffeeville; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna Martin Haire; a brother, Walter Haire; a sister, Mattie Lou Beckum; and two grandsons, Casey Wilkerson and Ben Galloway Jr.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Pettit, Kevin Lowrimore, Stephen Harris, Ben Galloway, Quinton Wilkerson and Carl Jenkins
For online registery, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
GOLDEN - Russell Tallant, 68, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
INVERNESS - Grady Bobby Wade, 68, of Inverness, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at South Sunflower County Hospital. Mr. Wade was retired from Delta Electric Power Association after 38 years as a serviceman. He was also a National Guard Veteran and a member of First Baptist Church of Inverness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Inverness. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Inverness. Burton Funeral Home of Indianola is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon L. Wade of Inverness; daughter, Sonya (John) Lee of Louise; son, Brewer Wade of Tupelo; brother, Ocie Milton Wade of Mobile, Ala.; and two granddaughters, Marion Wade Lee and Madison Wade.
He was preceded in death by his parents, O.C. and Ida Jesner Harper Wade; and a brother, Don Wade.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home in Indianola.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Inverness, P.O. Box 5, Inverness, MS 38753 or to any charity of the donor's choice.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.burtonfuneralhome.net.
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. - Thomas A. Nabers, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Helen Keller Hospital after a brief illness. He retired from TVA after 22 years service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tuscumbia, Ala. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service.
Services, with military honors, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Kay Dunlap of Tuscumbia, Ala.; his sons, Thomas F. Nabers of Lawrence, Tenn., Charles A. Nabers Sr. (Debbie) of Greenhill, Ala. and Randy Nabers of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Chuck Nabers (Amanda), Christie Hambright (Dustin), Corbin Nabers, Kayla Marie Dunlap (Damon Underwood) and Mary Nabers; his great-grandchildren, Gatlin Hambright, Taylor Hambright and Nathan Sharp; his sisters-in-law, Irene McCostlin and Eddie Mae Nabers; his brother-in-law, B.L. Outlaw (Ernestine); and several nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jack Mclendon for the years of care and service, Cheryl McCorkie, Cindy Allison, Gale Bridges and the staff at Morning Side Assisted Living for the last seven years of care and devotion.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
CORINTH - James Edward Ford, 75, died Feb. 26, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home
HOUSTON - Julius "Speck" Winford Collums, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. He was born July 11, 1932, to Julius Brady Collums and Clyde Beatrice Hill Collums in Pontotoc County. He was a member of Arbor Grove Baptist Church, and he was a Korean War Veteran. He was a retired truck driver for Turner Dairy. He had been in the milk business for over 50 years.
Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Randy Hayes officiating. A memorial burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston at a later date. Memorial Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three daughters, Julia Watkins (Billy) of Houston, Beverly Chandler (Jerry) of Woodland and Tammy Easley (Larry) of Houston; two sons, Kim Clemons of Houston and Al Clemons (Linda) of Corinth; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Billy "Beanie" Collums of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Faye Whitt Clemons Collums; his parents; and one brother, C.J. Collums.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
IUKA - Jim Robinson, 63, died Feb. 26, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. He was a retired American General Life and Casualty agent and an independent insurance agent. He was a member of the Baptist faith, and he attended Church of the Crossroads. He was an avid deer hunter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Seth Kirkland officiating. Burial will be in Campground Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Robinson of Iuka; sons, Jarrad (Faith) Robinson of Iuka and Sandy (Megan) Robinson of Burnsville; daughter, Tracy Robinson of Corinth; brother, Billy (Carol Sue) Robinson of Vancleave; and grandchildren, Josh, Tanner, Regan, Kinsley, Storm and Abigail.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Alma Robinson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
OXFORD - Lilia Arcenas Hughes, 67, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Father Joe Tonos officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Hughes' memory may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 403 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.