ASHLAND – Lila Ray Carson, 89, died Sunday, May 31, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church in Benton County.
Eula Mae Hays
EUPORA – Eula Mae Hays, 58, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wise Funeral Home in Eupora. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
HAMILTON – Thomas Ray Pugh, 60, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born Dec. 8, 1948, to Thomas David Pugh and Mary Helen Pugh in Fayette, Ala. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He graduated from Hamilton School and High Forest Academy in Nashville, Tenn. He was an elder and clerk of session at Hamilton Presbyterian church. He worked as a medical technologist/EMT at Eupora and Aberdeen, and he was working for Dr. Brown in Aberdeen.
Services were Sunday, May 31, at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Freddie Rasberry and the Rev. Charles Caldwell officiating. Burial was in Center Hill Cemetery in Hamilton.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Pugh of Hamilton; one daughter, Nichole Pugh of Hamilton; one son, Ian Pugh (Bryndi) of Hamilton; one sister, Tammy Bowen (Larry) of Hamilton; two nieces, a special niece, Analeigh Bowen, and Kimberly Rowell; two nephews, Dustin Marshall and Justin Bowen. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sharon Delane Marshall.
Pallbearers were Hank Vaiden, Jeffery House, Marty Richardson, Jeremy West, Wesley Lawrence and Issac Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Arthur Brown and staff; Willie Malone; Ben Smith; and elders of Hamilton Presbyterian Church.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Rebecca Sue Old, 56, died Saturday, May 20, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born Aug. 9, 1952, in Memphis to Anthony Raggio and Jean Saylors. She was a retired lab technician and a member of the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs. She enjoyed painting, pottery and woodcarving.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs with Dr. Curtis Ferrell officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday at the church. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Quentin Old of Holly Springs; a son, Michael Allen Old of Holly Springs; a daughter, Sarah Smith of Abbeville; three brothers, Michael Raggio of Grassvalley, Calif., Steven Raggio of Louisville, Ky., and Ron Raggio of Vicksburg; three sisters, Judy Blythe of Memphis, and Connie Smith and Sheila Williams of Baldwyn; and one grandchild, Emily Paige Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
BIRMINGHAM – Ouida Whitehead Wallace, 61, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
Betty Fay Mobley
VINA, Ala. – Betty Fay Mobley, 70, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Atwood Baptist Church. Burial will be in Atwood Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at Atwood Baptist Church and continue until service time Tuesday.
RIENZI – Tony Jefferson Willis, 34, formerly of Ripley, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 23, 1975, to Shirley Willis and the late Charles Jefferson Willis. He attended the Church of God. He was Ilec-Cordinator with Dixie Net in Ripley.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Delton Harrison officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Glasgow Willis of Rienzi; his mother, Shirley Willis of Ripley; two sisters, Andrea Nicole Pannell and Tracie Lynette Cannerdy, both of Ripley; his grandmother, Cletas Rowland of Ripley; his mother-in-law, Kathy Glasgow of Fayette, Ala.; four nieces; five nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Jefferson Willis; one sister, Maranda Willis; his grandmother, Annette Rodgers; his grandfathers, Omar Rowland, Kenneth Rodgers and Alton Willis; his father-in-law, Jimmy Glasgow; and his best friend, Brad Koon.
Visitation will be from noon until 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ripley Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to the Glenda Koon and Brad Koon Medical Care Scholarship Fund Inc., P.O. Box 595, Ripley, Ms. 38663.
IUKA – Cleo Taylor, 92, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
AUBURN – Brenda Nell Anglin, 64, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Golden Living Center after an extended illness. A Lee County native and longtime resident of the Auburn community, she was born Oct. 6, 1944, to James T. and Lula Mae Lansdell Williams. She enjoyed fishing and reading. She was a founding member of Cedar Grove United Pentecostal Church, where she was very active and served as a Sunday School teacher.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cedar Grove United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Danny Robbins, the Rev. R.P. Kloepper and the Rev. Sammy Raper officiating. Burial will be in Eggville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Randy Anglin of Auburn; one sister, Patricia Dodson (Benny) of Martinsville, Va.; four brothers, James C. Williams (Kathleen) of Palmetto, Gaylon Williams (Gail) of Lake Piomingo, Roland M. Williams (Joyce) of Wren and Rex Williams (Cheryl) of Farmville, Va.; and 16 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robbie Mullins; a sister, Dorothy Kitchens; and a brother, Bobby Williams.
Pallbearers will be Bruce, Nickey, Mark, Matt, Wade and Casey Williams.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com
Nellie Barnes Lindley
TUPELO – Nellie Barnes Lindley, 82, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at her residence after a sudden illness. A native of Hamilton, Ala., she was born Oct. 29, 1926, to Dewy Francis and Lydia McKay Weeks. She lived in Lee County most of her life. She worked for Lucky Star Industries for over 40 years and was a supervisor at the time of her retirement. She was active in the Belden Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Services will be 10 a.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Jim Holcomb and Dr. Knox Chamblin officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Shelia Barnes Holley (Larry) of Baton Rouge, La.; one granddaughter, Chad Holley (Clarie) of Los Angeles, Calif.; one grandson, Michael James Holley (Kathryn) of Nashville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Nate and Jack, and Harper and Kate; many sisters-in-law, nices and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Jim Edd Barnes; her second husband, Shelly Lindley; one son, Michael Edward Barnes; two sisters, Lula Clark Beaty and Joann Gable; and one brother, Oscar Weeks.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Grammer, Phillip Holley, Eddie Frederick, B. L. Phillips, Jimmy Barnes and Edward Herndon.
Memorials may be made to the Belden Baptist Church or to a favorite charity.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
ABERDEEN – L.C. Lenoir, 68, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
OXFORD – J.C. “Dick” Johnson, 87, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. Born in Oxford, he was a retired equipment driver with the Lafayette County Road Department and cattle farm manager. He served as a tank driver in the U.S. Army, Company D 2nd Tank Battalion, during World War II. He was a member of Delay Baptist Church and the VFW.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Sockwell and the Rev. Charles Keel officiating. Burial will follow in Delay Cemetery. The visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Johnson (Becky) of Oxford; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Denton Johnson, and a son, Mark Johnson.
Memorials may be made to the Delay Cemetery Foundation, c/o Vickie Holmes, 1171 Hwy. 334, Oxford, MS 38655.
In honor of Mr. Johnson's service to his country, the flag of the U.S. Army is being flown at Waller Funeral Home during the time of service.
Online condolences and guest registry can be accessed at www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
ABERDEEN – Nathaniel Edward Moore, 62, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired caretaker for the City of Aberdeen with 33 years of service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at First Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Willie A. Davis Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two brothers, Willie Roger Moore of Olive Branch and Richard Earl (Beverly) Moore of Rochester, N.Y.
PONTOTOC – William “Bo” Henry, 66, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, in Chickasaw County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
MILWAUKEE – Alice Johnson, formerly of New Albany, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in Wisconsin. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.
BALDWYN – Wallis Butler, 52, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, in Nashville, Tenn., after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
PONTOTOC – John Rad Keys, 83, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at his home in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
TUPELO – Charlie Putt, 78, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born April 17, 1931, in Baldwyn to Edgar and Bessie Willis Putt. He served four years in the Navy and was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was the founder and previous owner of Quality Bedding Inc. of Tupelo. He loved to fish, spend time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he enjoyed gardening. He was a member of Northeast Church of Christ.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Allen officiating and Bro. Earl Mitchell assisting. Burial will be in the Garden of the Resurrection at Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Young (Steve) of Tupelo; one son, Larry Putt of Tupelo; one sister, Evelyn Cooper (Harliss) of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Pearson (Ryan) and Angela Owen; and three great-grandchildren, Carson Owen, Corben Owen and Gabrielle Pearson. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bobbye Nell Putt; four brothers, Milton Putt, Robert Putt, Clifford Putt and Walter Putt.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Clayton, Butch Simmons, Buck Wooldridge, Kelly Mims, Terry Dearman and Tim Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Doles, Jimmy Johnson, Jonathan Doles and Ray Barnett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 607 W. Main St., Suite C, Tupelo, MS 38801.
GUNTOWN – Alvie Finney Lyons, 88, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial.