HOUSTON - William Micheal Griffin, 54, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 6, 1958, in Chickasaw County, to William Dewayne Griffin and Shelby Jean Higginbotham Rhodes. He was the owner of Blackjack Motors in Houston. He was a graduate of Houston High School in 1976 and a graduate of the University of Mississippi in 1980.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is at Ellzey Cemetery near Vardaman.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Crawford Griffin of Houston; one daughter, Alexis Savannah Griffin of Houston; one step-daughter, Cari Thompson of Pearl; and one sister, Renee' Rhodes Ingram (Barney) of Hot Springs, Ark.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Dewayne Griffin and Shelby Jean Higginbotham Rhodes; a step-father, Jimmy Rhodes; and a step-mother Dorothy Davis Griffin.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Johnson, James Johnson, Keith Reed, Brent Sparks, Roben Dawkins and Cliff Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Lancaster, Bart Rhodes and Ron Morris.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.
For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
CORINTH - Betty S. Garrett, 63, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Magnolia Regional. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
SHADY POINT, Okla. - Paige Breanne Underwood, 16, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Calhoun, Okla. She was born Oct. 3, 1995, in Tupelo to Jerry Jr. and Melissa K. Bradley Underwood. She was a student at Poteau High School, a National Honor Society student, secretary of the FFA and on the varsity soccer team.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center in Poteau, Okla. Evans and Miller Funeral Home in Poteau, Okla., are in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her parents, Melissa and Kevin Holcomb of Shady Point, Okla. and Jerry Underwood Jr. of Mantachie; sisters, Ashley Guin (fiance, Bret Newman) of Spiro, Okla. and Harlee Underwood of Mantachie; maternal grandparents, David and Dianne Reese of Fulton and H.C. and Betty Bradley of Marietta; paternal grandfather, Jerry Underwood Sr. of Mantachie and Cecil and Vera Holcomb of Talihina, Okla.; paternal great-grandmother, Flora King of Talihina, Okla.; niece, Emma Kathryn Newman of Spiro, Okla.; and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmothers, Brenda Underwood and Harriett June Holcomb.
A scholarship fund in Paige's name will be established at Arvest Bank.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
ENDVILLE - Hazel M. Holbomb, 88, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Darlington Oaks - Community Hospice in Verona. She was born to Johnnie W. and Ruth Palmer McCord and was a retired factory worker. She was a longtime member of Bethel Methodist Church in Endville and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved gardening and sharing her home grown vegetables with family and friends.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Danny Wilbanks officiating. Burial is at Endville Cemetery.
She is survived by daughter Carolyn (Gene) Turner; granddaughter, Casey (Jason) Etheridge; sister-in-laws, Thelma Caldwell of Columbus and Katherine Parks of Endville; and god-grandchild, Kiana Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curtis Holcomb; and brothers, J.W. McCord and Anthony McCord.
Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MOOREVILLE - Oscar Frank Moore , 86, died Friday May 18, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 6, 1926, to Sammy Jo and Viola Wheat Moore. He was retired from Krueger Metal as a tool and dye setter. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy on the USS BENNETT in the south pacific from 1943 to 1945, where he was in Iwo-Jima, Palau and Okinawa. He farmed most all his life, was an avid gardener, horticulturalist, and beekeeper. He also enjoyed riding four-wheelers and fishing.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Jack Pruitt officiating. Burial will be in the Union Grove cemetery.
Survivors include son, Rodney Moore (Jill); daughters, Vickie Moore, both of Mooreville, and Lisa Craddock (Douglas) of Hopkinsville ,Ky.; brother, Homer Moore of Mobile, Ala.; sisters, Jo Reeder of Carlsbad, Calif., Dot Parker of Charleston, Kitty Wilson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Nell Hamlin of Ark.; and grandchildren, Lindsey Moore, Katelin Moore, and Will Craddock.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Moore, who died in 2002; eight bothers and sisters; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Lynn Moore, Larry Moore, Frankie Lindsey, Douglas Craddock, Will Craddock and Ronnie Parker.
Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time Monday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - Annie Paulk Franklin, 78, died Thursday, May 17, 2012. She was an orthopedic fitter for Snell's Limb amp& Brace and a sales representative for the Evening Times. She was of Cherokee descent.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Harrison Franklin; one son, Eldridge Marshall Paulk III of Memphis; one stepson, Chris Franklin of Eads, Tenn.; two daughters, Regina Getz and Yvonne Sampson, both of West Memphis, Ark.; three stepdaughters, Patty Franklin of West Memphis, Ark., Chystal Franklin of Evening Shade, Ark., and Jackie Franklin of Malden, Mo.; three grandchildren, Aaron Lee Getz of Tupelo, Christina Yvonne Sampson and Alanna Victoria Sampson of Ada, Okla.; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Brown of Lady Lake, Fla.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
Family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
BOONEVILLE - William L. amp"Billyamp" McKinny, 74, died Saturday, May 19, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
RED BAY, Ala. - Doyal Arron Bonds, 88, died Saturday, May 19, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay since 1947 and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII. He was a musician, building contractor, pilot and rural letter carrier.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dale Carr officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala. will be in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Louise Rogers Bonds of Red Bay, Ala.; daughter, Martha Bonds of Red Bay; son, Thomas Aaron Bonds (Dale) of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Marc McCarthy (Berry) of Arlington, Va., Leigh Aaron Wade (Will) of Starkville and Logan Bonds (fiance, Burks McCullough) of Tupelo; three great-grandchildren, Thomas Aaron Wade, Taylor Olyn Wade and Kennedy Corinne Wade; brother-in-law, Norris Rogers (Carol Ann) of Red Bay; two sisters-in-law, Hildred Phillips of Red Bay and Betty Bonds of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; one niece, Krista Thomas (Paul) of Corpus Christi, Texas; and three great-nephews, Andrew, Preston and Jack Thomas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie D. and Artie Gray Bonds; two brothers, H. Alton Bonds and William F. Bonds; and a brother-in-law, Haskle Phillips.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and his Sunday School class at First Baptist Church.
Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay and until service time on Monday.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to His Hands and Feet Ministry, c/o First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 616, Red Bay, AL 35582.
INGOMAR - Payton Murry, 10, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
OXFORD - Samuel Goza Pumphrey, 84, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at his home. He was a self-employed furniture salesman and a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army and enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Pumphrey of Oxford; two daughters-in-law, Karen Pumphrey of Horn Lake and Mary Ash Pumphrey of Potts Camp; one sister, Peggy Naron of Houston; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Tony Pumphrey and Stan Pumphrey; sister, Maxine Kirby; and brothers, Cameron Pumphrey and Ed Pumphrey.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Oxford, MS 38655.
In honor of his service to his country, the flag of the United States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
BALDWYN - Teresa Foster Tigner, 52, died, Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.