ABERDEEN - Randolph Earl Nichols, 91, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Clay County to Shelba Topp Nichols and Nannie Lee Westbrook Nichols. He was a retired store clerk, a cattleman and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial will follow at McCondy Cemetery in McCondy.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet Porter Nichols of Aberdeen; his son, John Randy Nichols of Aberdeen; his sisters, Mary Pinkerton of Belzoni, and Florence and Henry Thompson of Harrison, Ark.; his brother, Walter and Merlaine Nichols of West Point; his caregiver, J.C. Davenport; and his nurse, Irene Westbrook.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Margaret Hardwick; and his brothers, William Nichols, James Nichols, Jack Nichols and Floyd Nichols.
Pallbearers are Pat Birkholz, Barker Collier, John McArthur III, Lee Johnson, Frank Bender and Dr. Jim Boyer.
Visitation is from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Houston Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the McCondy Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 815, Aberdeen, MS 39730.
Family and friends may leave a message on the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
ASHLAND - Retha Taylor Massengill, 94, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born May 22, 1916, in Benton County to Samuel Pinkney and Molly Ethma Simpson Taylor. She taught school in a one-room schoolhouse and later worked in the cafeteria of the Benton County Schools. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for 81 years. She taught Sunday School for many years and she was active in all activities of the church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Ashland with Bro. Tommy Wilder and Bro. Jeff Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Joann Hathcock of Ladson, S.C., Linda Sheffield Mitchell (Jack) of Branson and Judy Baldwin (Bob) of Collierville, Tenn.; one son, Danny Massengill (Chris) of Germantown, Tenn.; two brothers, Bill G. Taylor (Jewel) of Mt. Pleasant and Sammy Taylor of Ripley; three sisters-in-law, Syble Taylor of Byhalia, Mattie Lou Massengill of Ripley and Ruby Hartford of Olive branch; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Woodrow Massengill; her parents; two brothers, Reuben Hugh Taylor and Lee E. Taylor; and one granddaughter, Cathe Sheffield.
Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 186, Ashland, MS 38603 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
HOLLY SPRINGS - Albert Lewis "Bubba" Delbridge, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at his home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at New Dimension Salt amp& Light Ministries in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 to 2:55 p.m. Sunday.
TUPELO - Altha Jeffreys Tackett, 96, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Community Hospice Darlington Oaks after a brief illness. Born Jan. 24, 1915, in Hamilton, Ala., she was the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Jane Dupree Jeffreys. She retired from South Central Bell in 1988. She taught a 5-year-old Sunday School class at Calvary Baptist Church for a number of years and in more recent years has been a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included gardening and flowers, cooking and sewing, and her family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holland Funeral Home, Tupelo Chapel, with Dr. Rick Brooks and Rev. Clifton Paul Sims officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Gardens.
Survivors are her daughter, Margaret Pickard of Tupelo; grandson, Marshall Jenkins of Tupelo; daughter and son-in- law, Carole and George Kelly of Clinton; granddaughter, Cameron Kelly Chennault (Tim) of Ridgeland; great-granddaughter, Carly Grace Chennault of Ridgeland; brother, Hugh Jeffreys (Linda) of Southaven; and sister-in-law, Betty Jeffreys of Birmingham.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Velma Conwill, Alma Lemons and Ann Farrell; and brothers, Ben Jeffreys and J.C. Jeffreys.
Pallbearers will be John Johnston, Tim Chennault, Barry Harmon, Dwain Ard, Taylor Kennedy and Ted Lemons. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke Food Pantry, 1400 N. Clayton, Tupelo, MS 38804, or the Mississippi Chapter Alzheimer's Association, 196 Charmant Drive, Suite 4, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
TUPELO - Milton Ray Post, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Lee County, he was born July 29, 1931, to Robert Roy and Jimmie Corine Crider Post. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was responsible for guarding President Eisenhower during his visit with the troops, receiving a personal note of thanks from the president. He was the owner and operator of Post Sand and Gravel for many year. He enjoyed camping, fishing and going to flea markets. During his working years, he was a C.B. radio enthusiast and went by the handle "Sand Man." He was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Plantersville, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and served on many committies and ministries including the visitation and jail ministries. He was also a Gideon.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Danny Balint officiating. Burial will be in the Priceville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Annette Graham Post of Plantersville; his son, Robert Douglas amp"Robamp" Post (Kimberly Leigh) of Tupelo; his granddaughter, Charleigh Madison Post of Tupelo; one sister, Brenda Bourland (Edsil) of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother, Robert Post (Sandra) of Tupelo; two brothers-in-law, Sonny Graham (Peggy) of Saltillo and Bill Graham (Sherry) of Waco, Texas; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Wages (Mancel) of Palmetto and Brenda Ferguson (James) of Grenada.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Stewart Ray Post; and a sister-in-law, Maxine Gilliam and her husband, Clay.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Building Fund of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 487, Plantersville, MS 38862.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH - Ricky Wayne Glidewell, 51, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at his workplace.
Services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Corinth National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.
Condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
PONTOTOC - Yovonna Cumertica Spearman, 32, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She was born in Tupelo. She was a former employee of Walmart in Pontotoc and a member of Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ, where she was an usher, armor bearer, choir member and drama team member. She loved children and people.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ in Pontotoc. Elder Robert Fleming will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by three children, Saraih Hurd, Solmemon Eades and Miklal Spearman, all of Pontotoc; her mother and stepfather, Gracie and Charles Brown of Pontotoc; her father, William Hendrix of Dover, Dela.; her grandfather, John Meachum of Pontotoc; and four sisters, Mary (Jesie) Young of Baldwyn, Andria (Anthony) Hurd of Pontotoc, Margaret (Reginald) Guyton of Ripley and Gwendolyn Cross of Dover, Dela.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
VERONA - Mary Heatherly, 68, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born April 22, 1942, in Fulton to John and Maddie Hayes. She worked many years in the cafeteria at Verona Elementary School and she was a member of Traceland Baptist Church. An excellent cook, she enjoyed listening to music, traveling to the mountains and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Hendrix officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Bonner Heatherly of Verona; three daughters, Debra Heatherly of Atlanta, Ga., Donna (Dorsey) Spicer of Mooreville and Diane (Jerry) Whitehead of Baldwyn; one son, Dewayne (Renee) Heatherly of Plantersville; four sisters, Faye Harris, Dorothy Green and Pauline Altom, all of Tupelo, and Laverne Kennedy of Fulton; three brothers, Leon (Melissa) Hayes, Junior (Shirley) Hayes and Ferrell (Linda) Hayes, all of Fulton; nine grandchildren, Timothy (Kayla) Goodrich, Cody Goodrich, Jamie Spicer, Meghan Heatherly, Kelsey Whitehead, Miranda Whitehead, Kesha Whitehead, Haley Heatherly and Cass Heatherly; five great-grandchildren, Weston Goodrich, Lanna Goodrich, Caiden Goodrich, Jess Whitehead and Braxton Gazaway; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bobby Hayes.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Nople P. Garrison
RED BAY, Ala. - Nople P. Garrison, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born May 16, 1923, in Franklin County, Ala., to James and Lena Bell Humphries McCalpin. She was retired from the Red Bay Nursing Home as a cook. She was a member of Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Tom Scott and Bro. Steve Lindsay officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are five children, Janet Wright (James), Danny Garrison (Linda) and Cindy Mayo, all of Red Bay, Ala., Wanda Fitts of Russellville, Ala., and Stevie Garrison of Vina, Ala.; three brothers, Harlie McCalpin, Bobby Joe McCalpin and James McCalpin, all of Red Bay; one sister, Helen Pierce of Red Bay; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glover Garrison; a granddaughter, Belinda Long; two brothers, Kenneth McCalpin and J.P. McCalpin; and one sister, Grace Armstrong.
Pallbearers will be Josh Garrison, Mark Blunt, Ben Blunt, Richard Blanton, John Blanton and Ethan Blanton.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
OAKLAND, Tenn. - Nellie Ruth Newman Martin, 92, formerly of Ridgeland, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Peebles West Funeral Home in Oakland, Tenn.
HORN LAKE - Lucille W. Mohundro, 92, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at The Landmark Desoto Nursing Home in Horn Lake. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Carol Jean Russell
BELMONT - Carol Jean Russell, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at her residence in Iuka. She was born March 21, 1935, in Jasper, Ala. She was a beautician and was retired from Griffin Oil as an accountant. She attended Double Springs Baptist Church in Selmer, Tenn.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Jack Maroon and Bro. Jimmy Davis officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her husband of 57 years, Bobby Russell of Belmont; one son, Benjamin Russell (Audra) of Atlanta, Ga.; one granddaughter, Michaela Carol Russell; seven brothers and sisters, Bob Ferguson of Birmingham, Ala., Gaines Griffin of Tishomingo, Wayne Harris, Gail Cochran, Judy Sims and Pat Millbocker, all of Gadsden, Ala., and Donnie Harris of Jasper, Ala.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jala Russell; her fathers, Loyd Harris and L.E. Griffin; and her mother, Tama Jean Ferguson.
Pallbearers will be Jim Ferguson, Ronnie Ferguson, Brant Ferguson, Dale Ferguson, Buddy Odom and Donnie Harris.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and until service time Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hamasa Shriners Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 904, Tupelo, MS 38802-0904.
HOUSTON - Vinnie Jeanette Bourland Estes, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born Nov. 10, 1924, in Itawamba County to Morgan Sam Bourland and Vennie Doyle Barber Bourland. She had been the owner of Estes Jewelry and Fashion Shoppe for 65 years before her retirement. She was a member of South Jackson Church of Christ.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Bro. Luskey Green officiating. Burial will follow at Houston Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Annette and John H. Furr of Houston; her son, James and Stephanie Estes of Houston; her grandchildren, Sabrina and Shan Rodgers of Dewitt, Ark., Angela Estes Furr of Houston, Nickie and Eric Ruiz of Fort Worth, Texas, Drs. Andrea and Kyle Lewis of Pittsburg, Pa.; her great-grandchildren, Tripp Rodgers, Tory Rodgers, Nick Ruiz, Leighton Lewis and Samuel Lewis; and her sister, Doris Bourland Melhuish of Palm Desert, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Armour Leon Estes, on April 2, 2005, and her parents.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may leave a message on the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
TUPELO - Liller Thrasher Hallmark, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 22, 1919, in Alcorn County to Jake and Docia Thrasher. She retired from Hunter-Sadler after 25 years of service. After retirement, she remained active with auctions, yard sales, flea markets, First Monday in Ripley, arts and crafts, floral arranging, and cooking. She loved her family and the time she spent with them. She was a Baptist.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Saltillo Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Clayton, Bro. Benny Clayton and Rev. John McAllister officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Curtis (Richard) of Okolona; three sons, Junior Hallmark (June) of Saltillo, Jimmy Hallmark of Tupelo and Russell Hallmark of Amory; one stepson, James Hallmark of Shannon; one sister, Quilla Dean Draper of Mobile, Ala.; 12 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Hallmark; one son, Roy Hallmark; and two great-grandsons, Buddy Easterling and Robert Earl Hallmark Jr.
Pallbearers will be James Wilemon, Jonathan Fair, Robert Hallmark, Johnny Whitlow, David Hallmark, Bryan Smith and Joseph Whitlow.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
SALTILLO - Marvin Henry Paulk, 80, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was a retired Liberty National agent. He was the former owner and operator of Chatta's Restaurant in Saltillo and Rebecca's Restaurant in Tupelo. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Beach Springs Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Dennis Kizzire officiating. Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Rebecca Morris of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, Buddy Paulk, Leonard Paulk and Lloyd Paulk, all of Tennessee; his grandchildren, Noah Morris, Caleb Lemley, Emerald Lemley, Jake Morris and Leland Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary Pearl Paulk; two brothers, Elvin Paulk, Raymond Paulk and a grandson, John Lemley.
MYRTLE - Ernestine Garnier Rucker Principi, 86, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
GUNTOWN - Lydia Watson Montgomery, 77, died at her residence after an extended illness. She was an active member of the Family Christian Center. She was a quilter, seamstress and homemaker. She enjoyed flower gardening.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. James Sanders and O.D. Hester officiating. Burial will be in the Campbelltown Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughters, Alice Floyd of Baldwyn, Katie Lewis of Bernie, Mo., Mary Prince of Jackson, Mo., Trish Floyd of Guntown, Carolyn Mace of Guntown, Sandy Coats of Randolph and Angel Buse of Guntown; her sons, Terry Montgomery and Michael Montgomery of Guntown and Lon Lee Montgomery of Hazard, Ky.; 25 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, Irene Wood of Guntown; brothers, James Watson and Don Watson of Baldwyn.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Lon Montgomery; daughters, Imagene Patterson and Peggy Montgomery; grandsons, Jerry Wayne Montgomery and Michael Dalton Montgomery; sisters, Betty Horton, Charlene Stegall and Judy Stephens; and brothers, Ludie Watson and Bobby Watson.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Kerry Patterson, Chris Floyd, Jason Floyd, Gary Montgomery, Corey Johnson and Allen Baswell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
WALNUT - Patricia Ann Boyd Vick, 74, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Dec. 14, 1036, in Walnut to James Chester and Annie Hugh Hudson Boyd. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut with Bro. Brian Tatum officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, James G. "Jimmy" Vick of Walnut; three daughters, Karen Brown (Jerome) of Walnut, Donna Robertson of Nashville, Tenn., and Betsy Winstead (Kevin) of Ripley; two sons, Steven Vick (Karyn) and Patrick B. Vick, both of Walnut; one son-in-law, Shane Meeks of Walnut; four sisters, Shirley Jackson, Linda Gatlin and Janie Matthews, all of Walnut, and Carolyn Hargis of Huntsville, Ark.; one brother, Gary Boyd (Susan) of Walnut; seven grandchildren, Kevin Vick, Lauren Brown, Matt Vick, Becca Robertson, Kye Meeks, and Shaden and Brock Reesor; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time today at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Pauline H. Chapman
CALHOUN CITY - Pauline H. Chapman, 89, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born April 14, 1921, in Calhoun County. She was a retired sales clerk for TWL and a member of Grace Southern Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery in Slate Springs.
Survivors include two daughters, Beth O'Neal of Starkville and Joan Pullen (Donald) of Raymond; two sons, James L. Magness (Judy) of Gore Springs and David Magness (Barbara) of Big Creek; one brother, Rayford Holloway of Winona; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, James H. Magness and Johnson W. Chapman; and a son, John Paul Magness.
Pallbearers will be David Magness Jr., Jeff Magness, Ryan Magness, Tyler Pickering, James Pullen and Chester Ray Dye.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
FULTON - William D. "Pookie" Sheffield, 67, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
PONTOTOC – Leo Wilder, 93, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at the Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. He was born Feb. 6, 1918, to Tim and Lillie Wilder. He married Jennie Huffstatler on Dec. 20, 1947. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and the U. S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he farmed for several years. He was employed by Rockwell until his retirement in 1980. He was the oldest member of Furrs Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He loved everyone he came in contact with.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 26, 2011, at Furrs Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Herndon and Rev. Tommy Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his son, Larry Wilder (Judy) of Furrs; and three daughters, Linda Carmack (Ikey), Dian Cruse (Sammy) and Carolyn Jaggers (William Earl), all of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren, Chris Malone, Michael Jaggers, Banji Taylor, Shelley Townsend, John Cruse, Josh Matthews and Amber Raines; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law and a host of many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jennie Wilder who passed away June 2, 2003; his brother, James; and sister, Lois Beasley.
Pallbearers will be John Cruse, Chris Malone, Michael Jaggers, Josh Matthews, John Townsend, Josh Taylor, Jackie Hill, Dee Dye, Charles Holcomb and Dexter Calloway.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Furrs Baptist Church.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
FULTON – Billy DeVaughn, 73, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Oct. 14, 1937, to Foyster DeVaughn and Beulah Cromeans DeVaughn Riley. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He worked for Charm Step as a mechanic.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Jackie Gray and Bro. Tim Holsonback officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Johnnie DeVaughn; one son, Gary Hamm(Vicki) of Fulton; three grandchildren, Zack, Bryson and Lakin Hamm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Noonan Riley; and one sister, Dortha Sue Frederick.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund.
OXFORD – Dolores Owen Busby, 84, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Born in Pontotoc County, Mrs. Busby was a homemaker and the widow of Arthur Clarence Busby. She attended Shiloh Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral home with Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Annette Busby Kelly and her husband, Shawn, of Oxford; two sons, Mickey Lynn Busby and Ralph Arthur Busby, both of Oxford.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Kenneth Eugene Busby.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Cemetery Fund, 31 CR 429, Oxford, MS 38655.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – James W. Shockley, 75, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 11, 1935, to Fletcher and Bessie Bridges Shockley. He was retired from Brown Shoe Company and FMC. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mcmillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Greene Shockley; three daughters, Beverly Crabb of Marietta, Vicki Shockley of Booneville and Lori (Wayman) Welch of West Plains, Mo.; three sisters, Bessie Hunkapiller of Booneville, and Dean Floyd and Emma Floyd, both of East Union; one brother, Bobby Joe Shockley of Booneville; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Crabb, Jake Crabb and Kelsey Shockley; and three great-grandchildren, Tana Tolar, Mark Crabb and Cade Brewer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Nettie Hamblin and Edith Pounds; and three brothers, Junior, Robby and Sonny Shockley.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. today until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
WATER VALLEY – Harold Cooke died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Methodist Central University Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth
GOLDEN – Elmer D. “Junior” Shook Jr., 60, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 20, 1950, in Waterloo, Ala., to Elmer D. and Archie Bell Wigginton Shook Sr. He was a truck driver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. James Herman Gray and Bro. Billy West officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are one son, Brent Shook of Red Bay,Ala.; two sisters, Shirley Miller (Wayne) of Hamilton,Ala., and Brenda Gallivan (Dick) of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters-in-law, Pearline Shook of Waterloo and Margie Shook of Ripley; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Virginia Shook; and two brothers, Clayton Shook and Billy Shook.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont and until service time on Sunday.
BOONEVILLE – Bennie Grooms, 78, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
PEACEFUL VALLEY – Larie Wallace, 63, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the West Point Community Living Center. She was born Jan. 17, 1948, to Jack and Mauveline Green Johnson.
She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. She worked at the Chevrolet dealership in Amory for over 30 years. She enjoyed crocheting, and she loved her dogs and cats.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Matt Hudson officiating.
Burial will be in the Burdine Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Selvyn Wallace of the Peaceful Valley community.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Johnson, and her parents.
Pallbearers will be members of her Sunday School class.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.