AMORY - Ollon Lee Standifer died Friday, May 11, 2012. He was born Sept. 6, 1926, in Itawamba County to Ishibo and Verlie Stegall Standifer. He was married to Helen Parker Standifer.They had eight children. He later united with Shirley Ann Whitfield. They had four children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rose of Sharon Church of God in Christ in Amory with the Rev. L.T. Mabry officiating. Burial will be at New Chapel Cemetery in Fulton. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his companion, Shirley Ann Whitfield of Amory; his children, Jimmy (Marcell) Standifer of Detroit, Mich., Johnny Standifer of Amory, Edward (Shirley) Standifer of Birmingham, Patricia Rogers of Amory, Carolyn (William) Stevenson of Amory, Allen (Cathey) Standifer of Memphis, Cynthia Whitfield (Frank) Cyrus of Brentwood, Tenn., Anthony Standifer of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ava Whitfield of Amory, Stephanie Whitfield of Amory and Ollon (Anoch) Whitfield of Altamonte Spring, Fla.; a special daughter, Teresa Whitfield (James) Hoggard of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Nollon McKinney of Fulton, Hannah Jenkins of Amory and Dora (Byrdit) Morris of Gary, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Melissa Standifer of Fulton; 29 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; two special friends, Clovis Poole and Gaython McKenzie Sr.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Parker Standifer; a son, Ollon Lee Standifer Jr.; and his parents.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. and a wake from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Paul M.B. Church in Amory. The body will be placed in Rose of Sharon Church of God in Christ at 10 a.m. Saturday.
WEST POINT - Helen Ruth Davidson, 85, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Third Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Services in West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CORINTH - Robert E. Garrett, 62, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Winifred Charline Hendrix Oglesby, 88, died Sunday, May 13, 2012. She was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Tupelo to Crum L. Hendrix and Jimmie Sparks Hendrix. She lived in Tupelo until she graduated from East Tupelo High School in 1942. She was a retired child care provider. She became a member of Highland Valley United Methodist Church in 1954 and served the church in many and various ways. She was a member of the Highlander Sunday School Class and Circle 1 of the United Methodist Women.
A gathering in remembrance of Oglesby will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey amp& Roth Funeral Home in Little Rock, Ark., with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Crest Memorial Park of Alexander, Ark.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and R.G. "Rick" Jennings Jr. of Little Rock; her son and daughter-in-law, Samuel W. Oglesby and Callan Nagle of Alexandria, Va.; her granddaughter and husband, Karen and Tony Shepherd, and her great-granddaughter, Zoe Rebecca Shepherd of Little Rock; one brother, Jay Hendrix of Pontotoc; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Winston F. Oglesby, who died in 2002; her two sisters, Christine Castner and Linda Roye; and one brother, Bill Hendrix.
Memorials may be made to Highland Valley United Methodist Church, 15542 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72211.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.
ECRU - Helen Edith Moody died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she called her "precious angels" and who called her "Mamaw." She enjoyed gardening and feeding her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. William Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Lynn Moody; daughter-in-law, Breezy Moody; grandchildren, Rodney Moody (Gretchin), Stephanie Coomer (Scott) and Ryan Moody; great-grandchildren, Taylor Moody, Matthew Moody, Anna Grace Coomer, Will Presley Coomer and Zach Coomer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Moody; her parents, Richard and Lonie Raines; and a sister, Lorene Burk.
Pallbearers will be Richard Stephens, Ronnie Stephens, Shane Turk, Mike Childers, Tommy Hall, Gary Kidd, Rex Mooney and Terry Burk. Honorary pallbearers will be Cotton Harrison, Laymon Graham, Greg Hall and Wimp Swords.
Visitation will continue from noon to service time today.
Carolyn C. Halbach
RIPLEY - Carolyn C. Halbach, 71, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at her residence in Ripley. She was born Nov. 13, 1940, to Claude "Jake" and Mary Carr Klineline. She was a mortgage processor for Regions Bank in Memphis. She loved to crochet afghans for friends and family.
There will be a private family memorial service. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Crawford (Ken) of Ripley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Halbach; and her parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - Hollis Milton Kitchen, 93, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012. A native of Mississippi, he was a retired electrician with TVA. He was a member of Nitrate City Baptist Church and served as a bi-vocational minister at numerous churches in Colbert and Lauderdale counties.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Morrison Funeral Home in Tuscumbia with T.A. Duke and Jim Warren officiating. A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Priceville Memorial Gardens in Tupelo.
Survivors include his grandchildren, Jo Ann Bevis (Farron), Chuck Kitchen (Mindy), Chet Kitchen (Christy) and Johanna Paley; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie Kitchen; a son, Charles Kitchen; and a daughter, Molly Dale Kitchen.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Kitchen, Chet Kitchen, Farron Bevis, Kenny Akers, Billy Akers and Wayne Underwood.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook is available at morrisonfuneralhomes.com.
RIPLEY - Gregory Scott "Greg" Ellis, 46, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
CHARLESTON - William David Morgan, 89, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at University Hospital in Jackson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Charleston. Burial will be in Charles City Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today at the church.
Online condolences may be offered at www.sevenoaksfuneralhome.com.
HOULKA - Marie Zachery Quarles, 84, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
THRASHER - William Fred Johnson, 62, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Jason Scott Butler
MANTACHIE - Jason Scott Butler died Monday, May 14, 2012, at his home. Known affectionately by friends and family as "Scotty," he was born on Nov. 15, 1967, in Tupelo to Dennis and Sybil Louise Butler. He was a member of Fawn Grove Baptist Church.
Private family graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fawn Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is assisting the family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by two sisters, Wanda Byars of Tupelo and Patricia Branning of Pontotoc; one brother, Dennis Elton Butler of Aberdeen.
RIPLEY - Viola Clark Holmes, 89, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
WOODLAND - Eric Gay Lantrip, 91, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Floy Dyer Nursing Home in Houston. He was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Vardaman to Edmund Tally Lantrip and Irene Pounds Lantrip. He was married to Nadine Martin Lantrip for 70 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Amity Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Ray and Bro. Sammy McMillen officiating. Burial will be at Chickasaw Memorial Gardens in Houston. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda L. Wade of Martin, Tenn., and Denna L. Smith (Donny) of Woodland; one son, Danny M. Lantrip (Linda) of Woodland; five grandchildren, Randall Eric Forrester of Tokyo, Japan, Tige Lantrip of Starkville, Robbie Smith (Shannon) of Woodland, Letessa Blissard (Bill) of Woodland and Beth Roberts (Jason) of Martin, Tenn.; six great grandchildren, Rhiannon, Haley and Peyton Forrester, Addie Roberts, and Kiley and Ashlynn Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Irene Lantrip; four sisters, Atha Morgan, Mildred Eastman, Rosa Weaver and Nan Dollar; one brother, Danner Lantrip; and one son-in-law, Fred Wade Jr.
Pallbearers will be Tige Lantrip, Robbie Smith, Bill Blissard, Jason Roberts, Barry Dendy and Jimmy Hudspeth. Honorary pallbearers will be Jessie Harmon, deacons of Amity Baptist Church, and his nephews.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Amity Baptist Church.
Donations can be made to Gideons or Amity Baptist Church Building Fund.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhome houston.com.
SHANNON - Wanda McCarley Henderson, 56, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at her home after a long illness. She was born Sept. 8, 1955, in Lee County. She was a longtime member of Pleasant Grove Mission Church in Shannon. She was the children's Sunday School teacher. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and also the community mother. She loved camping.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Mission Church with Bro. Ricky Gattis and Bro. Mike Hunter officating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Bro. Billy Wayne Henderson; five sons, Michael Dale (Dawn) Pannell, William Franklin (Jennifer) Pannell, Jason Lee Pannell, Jimmy Dewayne (Zandy) Pannell and Hunter Chase Rodgers; one daughter, Whitney Page Rodgers; her mother, Virginia McCarley; two sisters, Frankie Jean (Danny Joe) Oliver and Stephanie Ann (Johnny) Conwill; two brothers, Frank "Bug" (Rebecca) McCarley Jr. and Tommy (Sonya) McCarley; 11 grandchildren, Matthew, Madalen, Austin, Carley, Shelby, Dylane and Landon Pannell, Dylan McKenzie, Carter and Parker Lundquist, and Kaleigh Morgan; one great-grandchild, Addison Pannell; little friends, Zack, Hunter, Makiah, Anna, Katie, Skylar and Olivia; and special friends, Billie Jean Davis, Chris and Janet Kimbrough.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frank McCarley; her grandparents, William and Ruby McCarley, and Bill and Anna Kate Wright; and her father-in-law, Derwood Henderson.
Pallbearers will be Bobby and Dean Davis, Andrew McCarley, Shawn McHevaim, and Mark and Ray Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Mask, Barry Humphreys, Doug Kimble, Daniel McNinch and Steven Counce.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Mission Church.
Memorials donations may be made to a fund set up at Renasant Bank in Shannon for a headstone.
MEMPHIS - Mildred O. Wright Briggs, 93, died Monday, May 14, 2012, in Paris, Tenn. She was born July 13, 1918, to Earnest and Myrtle Robbins Wright in Shannon. She was a deputy with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department in Memphis for many years. She was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Whittentown Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Jan Walker of Oxford, Sherry S. Anderton (Elvis) of Oakland, Tenn., and Ramona Davis of Paris, Tenn.; one son, Robert E. Welch (Myra) of Germantown, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Tanya S. Huddleston (Jimmy), Dawn S. Jackson (Joel), Terry Shinall (Kelly), Chris Shinall (Susan), Roddy Welch (Vicky), Cindy Harris (Tony), Dianne Mullen and Darrin Murphy; 14 great-grandchildren, Terbyn H. Ohler, Justin S. Jackson, Megan Watson, Jeremy Shinall, Maria Shinall, Anna Mullen, Callen Shinall, Ally Shinall, Trevor Shinall, Melinda Russell, Chris Welch, Brandon Goad, Anthony Harris and Jacob Harris; 14 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl D. Briggs; her parents; and one grandson, Luke S. Ohler.
Pallbearers will be Terry Shinall, Chris Shinall, Justin Jackson, Chris Welch, Brandon Goad and Anthony Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Huddleston, Joel Jackson, Jason Harris and Roddy Welch.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
AMORY - James Albert Bethany, 66, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. Born on July 16, 1945, in Chickasaw County, he was the son of the late Aubrey Jack and Ruth Inez Kelly Bethany. He was a graduate of Aberdeen High School, Class of 1964. He attended Itawamba Community College and was a graduate of Mississippi State University, Class of 1969, with a degree in business administration. He worked in Human Resources in various companies in Mississippi, Georgia and Arkansas. He married Peggy Egger on July 2, 1978. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather known affectionately as "Pop" by his grandchildren. He was a member of Meadowood Baptist Church in Amory, where he was an Adult Sunday School teacher and a member of Thursday morning Bible study.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at E.E Pickle Funeral Home with Dr. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Peggy Egger Bethany of Amory; sons, Dr James L. Nichols Jr (Jamie) of Greenville and James W. Bethany (Tricia) of Meridian; daughter, Misty L. Broome (Marc) of Bassfield; brothers, Kelly Bethany (Polly) of Hamilton and Frank "Buddy" Bethany (Sharon) of Bartlett, Tenn.; sisters, Janis Holloway (Harold) of Hamilton and Debbie Shaw of West Point; sisters-in-law, Betty Bethany of Alexandria, La., and Paula Bethany of Corinth; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hal and Betty Bourland of Aberdeen; grandchildren, Madeline Nichols, Abigail Nichols, Malia Nichols, Aubrey Bethany and Anna Broome; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jack and R.C. Bethany.
Pallbearers will be Tony Holloway, Chris Holloway, Harold Holloway, Hal Bourland Jr., Mike Riley, Bob Bethany and Brandon Bethany. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Ashton
Visitation will continue today until time for the service to begin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Meadowood Baptist Church, 1512 Hatley Road, Amory MS 38821.
OXFORD - James V. Hounschell, 87, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.
Services will be at noon Friday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories located at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Mississippi State Veterans Home, 120 Veterans Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfunralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE - Billy Ray Floyd, 76, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at North Missississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
FULTON - Duford Wayne Dulaney, 64, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.