CORINTH - Deward Meeks, 83, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Mississippi Care Center after a lengthy illness. He was born June 21, 1928, in Hardin County, Tenn., to Miley and Ella Boggs Meeks. He was a member of Harper Road Christian Church. He owned and operated Meeks Service Station for many years and was well-known as a full "service" station specializing in wash jobs. He later worked at Corinth Housing Authority as a maintenance man. He later retired from Caterpillar in Corinth. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, gardening, mowing his lawn, and his very favorite pastime was playing his guitar, which he played by ear. He thoroughly enjoyed his family and their company and love.
He is survived by his daughters, Anne (Bobby) Wood, Janet (Thomas) Sagely; sons, Danny (Sue) Meeks, Tony (Carol) Meeks; five granddaughters, Kimberly (Eric) Morrison, Kacie (Jeremy) Hudson, Christie (Will) Page, Courtney Layne Meeks, Elizabeth Lyn Sagely (fiancampé, Andrew Brandon); one grandson, Sean Calvary; five great-grandchildren, LeeAnne Floyd, Lily Beth Harville, Anna Lyn Hudson, Pamela Blair Hudson, Olivia Layne Page, Ryan Calvary; sisters, Gladys Webb, Lois Love; special caregivers, Teresa Gray, Angela Clayton, Linda Sanders Marilyn Weaver.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Coffman Meeks; his parents; brothers, H.S., Hubb, Bob and James Meeks; sisters, Imogene Rose, Linda Lovindoyle, Mary Helen Freeman and Loretta Wardlow.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Tim Dixon and Bro. Gerald Hadley officiating. Burial will be in the Center Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Stacy Meeks, Willard Webb, James Larry Webb, Joe Love, Jerry Meeks, William Howell and Dewey Latch.
Honorary pallbearers will be the elders of Harper Road Christian Church and staff of Mississippi Care Center.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.
Condolences can be left at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectos.com.
BELDEN - Jane Parker O'Callaghan, 72, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at her home in Belden.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will be in the Tula Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Tula Methodist Church or the Tula Cemetery, c/o Janis Parker, 64 CR 436, Oxford, MS 38655.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH - Ed Briggs died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.
Mary Sue Wammack
WALNUT - Mary Sue Wammack, 80, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at her home in Walnut. She was born Sept. 15, 1931, to C.E. Callahan and Clemmie Higginbotham Callahan. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. She was a tow boat cook, business owner and tankerman. She enjoyed family trips and loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She loved her church and enjoyed singing in the choir.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Alexander (Kevin) of Memphis; two sons, David Tidwell and C.B. Waldrop (Elizabeth), all of Walnut; five grandchildren, Brittney Barnes (Kevin) of Walnut, Matthew Cummings (Lynette), Michael Cummings (Shannon), all of Savannah, Tenn., David Waldrop (Janell) of Florida and Billy Waldrop; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Wammack; her parents; two sisters, Velma Callahan and Estelle Long; four brothers, John Callahan, James Callahan, Dan Callahan and Doyle Callahan.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Cummings, Michael Cummings, David Waldrop, Kevin Barnes, C.B. Waldrop and Kevin Alexander.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneral home.com.
BRUCE - Jimmy D. Foster, 71, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at his home. He was born Dec. 31, 1940, in Calhoun County. He was a retired saw filer for Memphis Hardwood Co. and a member of Faith Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his close friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. James Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Comfort Cemetery at Bruce.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Smith Foster of Bruce; two sons, Steve (Virginia ) Byars of Grove Hill, Ala., and Mike (Kellie) Byars of Saltillo; two sisters, Billie Robinson and Faye Lott, both of Mississippi; one brother; Aron Foster of Mississippi; five grandchildren, Michelle Byars, Natasha Byars Cole, Niki Byars, Kevin Byars and Toni Byars; six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luke Foster and Lona Caples Foster; a sister, Lura Carpenter; and two brothers, Carl Ray Foster and Fred Foster.
Pallbearers will be Terry Joe Blount, Bryan Chrestman, Jacob Chrestman, Chris Nix, Charlie Spradling and Curt Tunnell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Chandler, Jason Hyde, Carl Massey, Bobbie Dale McGregor and Richard Morgan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online guest register may be signed at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Dr. Malcolm Moore Sr.
TUPELO – Dr. Malcolm Sidney Moore Sr., M.D., 78, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at home after an extended illness. He was born in Fulton on Oct. 8, 1933, to the late Archie Asberry Moore and the late Verna Ann Moore. During World War II, he and his family lived in Michigan and California before returning to Tupelo, where Malcolm graduated from Tupelo High School in 1951. He was attending the University of Mississippi when he was accepted early to medical school at the University of Mississippi. He graduated from medical school in 1958, as a proud member of only the second four-year medical school class in the history of the University. Two weeks after graduation, he married his sweetheart and classmate, Nell Crawford, in Rolling Fork. Drs. Nell and Malcolm interned in General practice at Greenville General Hospital in Greenville, S.C. After completing their internship, the family moved back to Tupelo where Malcolm opened his first medical office on South Gloster Street on his 26th birthday.
In 1966, he was elected and served as the Chief of Staff of the North Mississippi Community Hospital, which later changed its name to the North Mississippi Medical Center. During his tenure as Chief of Staff, he participated in national meetings related to the creation of the Medicare system. He was a Diplomat, Charter Member and Fellow of the American Board of Family practice when the Board was first created in 1969. He was instrumental in establishing the Family Practice Department at the North Mississippi Medical Center, serving as the first Chairman of that Department. He served as President of the Mississippi Family Practice Association from 1987 to 1988. He was a member of the Northeast Mississippi Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association, the Mississippi State Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He retired in 2001 after practicing family medicine in Tupelo for 42 years. He continued to serve on the Board of Directors of the North Mississippi Medical Center until his death. Even with all of those accomplishments, when once asked what he was most proud of in his years of service, he replied, “My children.”
He has been a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1950, being among the first to be baptized at the church after it was established in 1935. He was also a past member of the Tupelo Community Development Foundation.
Malcolm enjoyed playing tennis, golf, hunting and fishing. He was on the Tupelo High School tennis team and taught tennis at the Tupelo City Parks in his youth. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and pets. His family, friends, colleagues and patients enjoyed his keen sense of humor, his warm smile and his unselfish commitment.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. David Eldridge officiating. Dr. William Hilbun will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be private at a later date.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nell Crawford Moore, whom he married on June 21, 1958; by his five children, Malcolm Sidney Moore Jr., M.D. of Macon, Ga., Marcus Claude Moore, CFP, and wife, Carrie, of Keller, Texas, Teresa Moore Mendenhall, M.D., and husband, Bill, of Jackson, Miss., Samuel Archie Moore and wife, Dianna, of Flower Mound, Texas, and Margaret Moore Cook, J.D., and husband, Kevin, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and by his nine granddaughters, Madison Moore of Atlanta, Ga., and Marion Moore of Macon, Ga., Mandy Moore and Maggie Moore of Keller, Texas, Ann Mendenhall and Meg Mendenhall of Jackson, Miss., and Mary Ella Moore, Annie Moore and Samantha Moore of Flower Mound, Texas. He is also survived by his brother, Charles Edward Moore Sr., D.D.S., and his wife, Azalia, of Tupelo.
Honorary pallbearers are physicians of Northeast Mississippi and members of the Calvary Baptist Church Senior Adults Men’s Sunday School Class.
The family is deeply appreciative of the care and support provided by Dr. Andrew Kellum, Dr. Bill Hilbun, Dr. Pat Ewing, Dr. Paul Farabaugh, Dr. Jay Dey, and the home hospice service of the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the funeral home, 535 W. Jefferson Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 501 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38804, to the Tupelo- Lee Humane Society, P.O. Box 1185, Tupelo, MS, 38802, or to a charity of their choice.
HOUSTON - David Earl Bray, 67, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Shearer Richardson Memorial Nursing Home in Okolona. He was born June 15, 1944, in Houlka to Earlie Eli Bray and Lois Mae Morgan Bray. He was disabled. He was a member of North Jackson Street Church of Christ and a U.S. Marine veteran.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with the Rev. Don Brady officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Springs Cemetery in Vardaman.
Survivors include his sisters, Corrine Turner of Okolona, Ruby Riggs of Salinas, Calif., and Dovie Ezell of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ruth Bray Eaves.
Pallbearers are James Black, Ron Nolan, David Thomas, David Glenn Ezell, Leon Fortner and Jerry Foster. Honorary pallbearer is Raymond Pettit.
Visitation is from 1 until the 3 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may leave a message at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
TREMONT - William Hutson, 77, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012. He was born Oct. 1, 1934, to Argie and Mary Cleo Kerr Hutson in Itawamba County. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for many years at Big B Metal in Tremont.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jackie Gray and Tim Harris officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include sisters, Cindy Hutson of Tremont, Sherry Richardson of Red Bay, Ala., Nancy Wilson (Ottis) of Fulton; brothers, Willis Hutson, Wendell Hutson (Sandie) and Jack Hutson (Debbie), all of Tremont; his longtime companion, Bobby Jean Mauldin; seven nephews and five nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Sarah Duvall and Mary Duvall; brothers, Wayne Hutson and Willard Hutson; brothers-in-law, Robert Richardson, Bud Duvall and Joe Duvall.
Pallbearers will be Chris, Chad and Matt Wilson, Boyd Grimes, Paul Summerford and Joel Summerford.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
NETTLETON - Hazel M. Prince was called home on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. She was born July 22, 1933, in West Frankford, Ill., to Henry and Gertie Mae Holderfield. She worked for the Los Angeles, Calif., Unified School Board as a plant manager for 20 years. She was a member of the Richmond Pentecostal Church and the Itawamba County Red Hat Society.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Richmond Pentecostal Church with Pastor Ricky Pierce officiating. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton assisted the family.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen L. Cox (Ron) Wright and Gayla Prince (Roy) Cobbs; one son, Jack G. Prince Jr.; two brothers, Ray Simmons and Bill (Maxine) Simmons; one sister, Helen Mans; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack G. Prince Sr.; daughters, Darlene Cox Richardson and Melissa K. Prince Mankiller; granddaughter, Penny M. Richardson; and her baby sister, Jeanne Campbell.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcneecemorris funeralhome.com.
TUPELO - Robert Lowell Dabbs, 74, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born July 31, 1937, in Quincy, he was the son of the late Lucian Riley and Lillian Corley Dabbs. He was a graduate of Becker School and Mississippi State University, earning a B.S. degree in Finance. In 1960, he married Dolores Ann Pennington. He was employed in Tupelo at BancorpSouth until his retirement. A devoted father, he instilled strong family values in his four sons and deeply appreciated his many friends. He attended Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo. His family, especially his grandchildren, gave him the most enjoyment in life.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with James Segars officiating.
Survivors include his sons, Robert Dabbs Jr. (Leslie) of Fallbrook, Calif., Steve Dabbs (Terese) of LaGrange, Ky., Danny Dabbs (Cindy) of Amory and Clifton Dabbs (Tonya) of Bel Air, Md.; sisters, Bonita Webb of Greenwood and Nadine Hayes (Richard) of Birmingham; brother, Mickey Dabbs (Paula) of Birmingham; grandchildren, Robert Dabbs III, Jennifer Dabbs, Josh Dabbs, Cole Dabbs, Ridge Dabbs, Anna Claire Dabbs, Chance Dabbs, Faith Dabbs and Whitley Dabbs; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
ASHLAND - James Norwood, 47, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
STARKVILLE - John V. Sanders, 82, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.
James Robert House
HOUSTON - James Robert House, 81, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. He was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Houston to James Edward House and Eunice Aurelia Lancaster House. He was a retired farmer and cattleman, a member of Bethel Baptist Church and an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was the recipient of two Bronze Stars. He was a special friend of the Navaho children in North Dakota and South Dakota, and to the Indian children in Oklahoma. He was also a supporter of the U.S. veterans. He was a very special friend to the residents in the local nursing homes where he visited on a regular basis until his health declined.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with the Rev. Wendell Lancaster officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Houston.
Survivors include his sisters, Virginia and Thomas Rowlett of Houston, Catherine Nell and Charles Hollowell of Heber Springs, Ark., Mary Elizabeth and Garland Vaughn of Jackson; his brother, Willie Frank and Shelby House of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Sunday at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
WEST POINT - Martha Koonce, 53, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Alvin Triplett Sr.
OXFORD - Alvin Triplett Sr. died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
PONTOTOC - Helen Laverne Phillips, 86, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Oakville Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Dance of Memphis; her sister, Lotus Clark of Pontotoc; and a granddaughter, Alicia Dance of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elson Elford Palmer and Jewell Cooper Palmer.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38015.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
OXFORD - Eddie Gerald Stanford, 47, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will be in the New El Bethel Cemetery at Oxford.
Memorials may be made to the New El Bethel Cemetery Fund, c/o Bernadette Sockwell, 607 CR 428, Paris, MS 38949.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
STARKVILLE - Savion Boyd died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Iva Lee Payne
NETTLETON - Iva Lee Medley Payne, 90, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at her daughter's home in Nettleton after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Itawamba County to Grover C. and Myrtle Loden Medley. She lived most of her life in Monroe County. She was a housewife and factory worker. She loved her children, their families and working in her flowers. She was a member of South Nettleton Baptist Church, where she taught the beginner class for several years. She married Fredrick Oval Payne on Feb. 23, 1937.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes and Bro. Bryan Burge officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Fred Payne (Linda) of Nettleton, Robert Payne (Janell) of Booneville and John Payne (Milzie) of Fulton; two daughters, Barbara Flood (friend, Buddy Young) and Carylon Caldwell (Allen), all of Nettleton; two sisters, Wren Jackson (Bill) and Helen Hatley (J.D.), all of Nettleton; two brothers, Bud Medley (Blackie) of Nettleton and Bobby Medley (Ann) of Oxford, Ala.; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one great-great-grandchild, one sister and two brothers.
Pallbearers will be Stacy Caldwell, Tim Skelton, Richard Lewis, Brad Payne, Marc Payne and James Payne.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Caldwell, Garry Payne, Larry Payne, Shane Woods and Brent Caldwell.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
To leave condolences online or sign the guestbook, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
CORINTH - Omaree Lockhart died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Darlington Oaks. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.
ECRU - Loda Frances Singletary Sparks, 83, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. Born in Lafayette County, she was a member of South Oxford Congregational Methodist Church where she taught in the children's Sunday school classes. She was a homemaker who loved cooking for her family and friends. She was the widow of Hulon Franklin Sparks.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. J.R. Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in South Oxford Congregational Methodist Cemetery.
Survivors include her two sons, Marvin F. Sparks of Pontotoc and Ricky P. Sparks of Vardaman; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 4425 W. Airport Fwy., Suite 130, Irving, TX 75062.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.