VARDAMAN - Burnice Cowsert Patterson, 89, formerly of Bruce, died July 2, 2011, at her daughter's home in Philadelphia. She was born March 12, 1922, in Banner. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Pool officiating and the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander and the Rev. Junior Ritchie assisting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Sue Patterson Nowell and husband, Jerry of Philadelphia and Willa Kay Patterson Duke of Vardaman; one son, Charles W. Patterson and wife, Margie of Union; five brothers, Maurice Cowsert of Bruce, Lemmie D. Cowsert and Duke Cowsert, both of Houlka, Jim Cowsert of Horn Lake and Charles Cowsert of Randolph; seven grandchildren, Billy and Bobby Duke, Angie Hayes, Suanna Davis, Eddie Nowell, Jeanae Borden and Jeremy Patterson; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lem Ray and Lennar Ritchie Cowsert; her husband, Charlie Patterson; and one son, Jamie Patterson.
Pallbearers will be Rickey Cowsert, Brandon Duke, Bobby Duke, B.J. Duke, Eddie Nowell and Jeremy Patterson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Duke, Jamie Duke and Jerry Nowell.
Visitation will be from noon until 4 p.m. today at the funeral home in Vardaman.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
CORINTH - Travis Barnett, 58, died July 1, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
WEST POINT - Frank Swords died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home.
HOUSTON – Charles Criddle, 86, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Fernbrooke Personal Care Home in Houston. He was born March 14, 1925. in Lake City, Ark. to James Ervan Criddle and Nettie Mae Armstrong Criddle. He was retired as owner/operator of Criddle's Market. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Houston and a Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Don Locke officiating. Burial will be in the Houston Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Robbye Cheryl Sing of Horn Lake; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, J.E. Criddle (Karen) of Cleveland, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Sarah Criddle of Memphis, Tenn.; and one sister-in-law, Martha Criddle of Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Rhodes Criddle; his parents; one son, Charles Gale Criddle; one grandson, Charles Gale Criddle Jr.; one sister, Louise Nabors; and three brothers, James, Robert and Herbert Criddle
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
CORINTH - Shirley Lavon Toomer died Friday, July 1, 2011, after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson's Funeral Home.
WINONA – Bobbie Nell Moore Goodwin, 68, died July 7, 2011, at Greenwood Leflore County Hospital in Greenwood. She was born June 18, 1943, in Calhoun County. She was a Baptist, a retired garment factory worker and a homemaker.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Kelly Phillips and husband, Earnie of McCarley; two sons, Richard Goodwin and wife, Linda of Greenwood and Terry Goodwin and wife, Charlene of Winona; three sisters, Becky Blount of Derma, Shirley Mills of Batesville and Betty Kay Naramore of Water Valley; eight brothers, Troy Moore of Pittsboro, Kelley, Johnny, Hulet, James and Delaine Moore, all of Bruce, Larry Moore of Calhoun City and Billy Moore of Thorn; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell D. and Lannie Tutor Moore; one daughter, Beverly Goodwin; one son, Mike Goodwin; one sister, Frances Miller; and one brother, Dale Moore.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
SPRING HILL COMMUNITY – James W. “Buddy” Dillard, 76, went to his Heavenly Home Friday, July 1, 2011, at his residence after a short illness. He was born January 23, 1935, to James Leonard and Carrie Ewing Dillard. He was an active member of Fellowship Baptist Church, where he taught Adult Sunday School. For 34 years he worked at Mid South Packers of Tupelo and then went on to work nine years for Plumrose in Booneville until his retirement. He was an avid reader and an avid sports fan, especially baseball. He loved to garden and play cards. But most of all, he loved his family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2011, at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Caster Buse and Rev. Mike Yielding officiating. Burial will be in Center Star Cemetery.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 26 years, Jan Dillard of the Spring Hill Community, two daughters, Mandy Robbins (John) of Birmingham Ridge Community, Jennifer Noel (John) of Saltillo; two sons, Mike Dillard (Sherry) of Saltillo, Terry Dillard (Kathy) of Huntsville, Alabama; three step-daughters, Karen Wallace (Roy) of Southaven, Sandy Hankins of Saltillo and Vickie Duke (Toby) of New Albany; one sister, Laurene Easterling of Saltillo; two brothers, Charles Dillard (Juanita) of Spring Hill Community and Lamar Dillard (Meredith) of Mooreville; eleven grandchildren, Jessica Miller (Steven), Jordan Dillard, Mark Scruggs, Anna Robbins, Mac Dillard, Carley Noel, Brittany Hankins, Joshua Houston, Sammie Parker, Alley Duke and Corey Duke; five great-grandchildren, Analyn Miller, Makinley Neal, Nash Parker, Andrew Miller and Austin Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ewing Dillard; one sister, Doris Poteet.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews, Mark Scruggs, Jordan Dillard, Mac Dillard, Johnny McKissick, Gary McKissick, Brad Dillard, Steve Dillard, Nathan Dillard, Jackie Dillard, Bobby Dillard and Fred Dillard.
Honorary pallbears will be Jack Johnson, Gill Simmons, Max Stephens, Tim Hare and Aubrey Harris.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011, at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
RIPLEY - Gertie Elizabeth Holley Ketchum, 86, died June 30, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Mrs. Ketchum was born June 29, 1925, to Charlie Floyd and Ella Brock Holley in Tippah County. She was a homemaker and a member of Ripley Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Minister Donnie DeBord officiating and Michael Harrison delivering the remembrance. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Harrison (Mike) of Ripley; one son, Danny Ketchum (Charlotte) of Ripley; five grandchildren, Michael Harrison (Allison), Mark Harrison (Amy), Brian Ketchum (Liz), Rusty Ketchum (Nicole), all of Ripley and Price Harrison (Dena) of Orlando, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren, Hunter and Cheyenne Harrison, Morgan and Kate Harrison, Cameron and Cassidy Ketchum and Taylor and Kinslee Ketchum, all of Ripley; two brothers, J.M. Holley (Jean) of Ripley and Buddy Holley (Lorraine) of Iuka; and four sisters, Leola LaBarreare of Oxford, Colleen Moffitt (Buddy) and Mamie Simpson (Jerry), both of Counce, Tenn. and Shirley Miller of Memphis, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. "J.D." "Jack" Ketchum Jr.; her parents; and one brother, R.G. Holley.
Pallbearers will be Michael Harrison, Mark Harrison, Mike Harrison, Brian Ketchum, Rusty Ketchum and Hunter Harrison.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Elliott and nurses and staff of Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home, 1005 City Ave. N., Ripley, MS 38663 or to American Cancer Society, c/o Roger Childs/The Peoples Bank, P.O. Drawer 419, Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit mcbridefuneralhome.com.