Linda Martin NEW ALBANY – Linda Pinion Martin, formerly Linda Madden, won her battle with cancer on Oct. 20, 2013, at her residence. She was born on April 8, 1946, in Lambert to the late Elmer and Louise Pinion. She grew up in a musical and farming family where she discovered her love of teaching […]

Charlie Watts TUPELO – Charlie Watts, 72, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013, at his home in Shannon. He was born in Newborn, Tennessee on November 29, 1940, to Murrell and Eloise Watts. A well-known local musician and entertainer, Charlie never learned to read music but he had phenomenal tonal memory which gave him the […]

Clara Thompson TUPELO – Clara Crawford Johnson Thompson passed away October 18, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Miss. Clara was born September 4, 1926, to Georgia Mae Payne and Mangum Crawford in Greensboro, Ala. A member of First United Methodist Church in Tupelo, she served as Secretary/Treasurer and President of the UMW, Circle […]

Bobby Taylor MOOREVILLE – Bobby Taylor, 83, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice. He was born in Lee County on Jan. 12, 1930, to Samuel Lavert “Happy” and Ruby Cole Taylor. A United States Army veteran, he served with the Signal Corp. A successful businessman, in 1956, Bobby […]

Mac Waldrep CHEROKEE, Ala. – George Malcolm “Mac” Waldrep, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Helen Keller Hospital in Tuscumbia, Ala. He was a member of Allsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder for 55 years. He loved working at the church, enjoyed square dancing and antique cars. He retired from Reynolds […]

Lynn Smith Carr SALTILLO – Lynn Smith Carr, 64, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Born in Lee County, she was born Feb. 18, 1949, to Clyde and May Dell Smith Sudduth. She was originally from Mooreville and Skyline until moving to […]

Ralph Gillespie TUPELO – Ralph Haggard Gillespie, 86, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Pampa, Texas, to Harry Ival Gillespie and Mary Rose Turcotte Gillespie. After the death of his mother when he was 8, he was reared by his “second” […]

Mattie Speck SHERMAN – Mattie Speck, 83, went to meet her Lord Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born in the Auburn community on March 24, 1930, to John and Georgia Christian Williams. She graduated from Tupelo High School. Her joy in life was taking care of others […]

Kathy Burkeens BURNSVILLE – Kathy Burkeens, 60, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Dec. 1, 1952, to Harold and Velma Newcomb Tucker. She formally worked at Genesco Shoe Co. and was of the Pentecostal faith. She enjoyed animals and yard saleing. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. […]

Jerry Russell PONTOTOC – Jerry Lynn Russell, 64, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a five-year battle with cancer. He was born May 29, 1949, to Herman Lynson Russell and Nellie Ruth Hale Russell in Union County. He graduated from Hurricane High School and served eight years in […]