Obituaries

HCN Regional Obituaries (May 29 – June 4, 2020)

Baldwyn MS 
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Baldwyn
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Kesler Funeral Home Inc – Baldwyn
Jonathon Michael
August 26, 1986 ~ May 29, 2020
Jonathon Michael,33, passed away at his home in Booneville on May 29, 2020. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, his roosters and spending time with his nephews, Tristian and Kristian Frank.Jonathon is survived by his mother, Shelia Myhand of Booneville; his sisters, Samantha Frank and Jessica Wright both of Booneville; his niece, Ciera Wright; his nephews, Tristian and Kristian Frank, William and Jacob Wright; and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins. Jonathon was preceded in death by his grandparents, W L and Ruby Peeks. There will be no services at this time. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jonathon Michael, please visit our floral store.
Cloyce Gerald Chapman
June 10, 1940 ~ May 30, 2020
Cloyce Gerald Chapman, 79, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. He drove a truck for 48 years. His CB handle was Running Bear. He drove for Bill Caver and LandStar. He lived in Stockton, CA for a brief time. He loved going to Bill Jumper’s Station to drink coffee with his friends and he loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was cared for by his grandson Lee Hyde and his Kindred Hospice nurses Elisha Jackson RN and June Walden.He is survived by his children, Wendy Lee (Thomas Myhand), Michael (Jr) Chapman (Lori), Rhnea Spencer (Timmy), Nancy Chapman and Mitchell Chapman; his grandchildren, Lee Hyde, Todd Hyde (Shannon), Savannah Lee (Jason), Chasity Lee, Cory Chapman (Misty), Casey Chapman, Clay Chapman, Levi Chapman, Caden Chapman, Alicia Ralph (Timmy), Lane Fisher (Jordan), Lydia Fisher Harris (Jason), Austin Spencer, Jennifer Ross (Jabo), Dustin Chapman (Cortney) and Ryan Hawkins (Jasmine); his great grandchildren, Justin, Cheyenne, Lauren, Maddison, Jason, Alex, Tanner, Bailey, Scotty, Chase, Carley, Clohe, Hunter, Jackson, Kayson, Kylie, Brayden, Aubrie, Hailey and Dixie; his siblings, Nada Wilbanks (Arthur), Rejetta Jumper, Patricia Mullins and Sarah Clark. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Randolph and Ora Mae Mauney Chapman; his siblings, Dennis Chapman, CR Chapman, Wanda Green, Rayburn Chapman and Aubrey Chapman; his grandchildren, Tyler Blake Spencer and Ripley Michelle Spencer; his great grandchildren, Kaylee Brooke Mathis and Garrett David Hyde.There will be a graveside service at 1:00 pm Monday, June 1, 2020 at Jumpertown Cemetery with Bro. Wesley Basden officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are Glenn Green, Sandy Roberts, George Staggs, Bill Caver, Wayne Morrison Used Cars. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Cloyce Gerald Chapman, please visit our floral store.
Robby C. Michael
February 12, 1980 ~ May 31, 2020
Robby C. Michael, 40. passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven, MS. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, racing, working on cars, being outdoors, building things and he loved to help others. He was a perfectionist and loved to argue and aggravate his friends and family. He thoroughly loved his family and his church.Robby is survived by his wife, Raina Michael of Booneville; his son, Landen Michael of Booneville; his sister, Wendy Rickman (David) of Rienzi; his parents, Danny and Karen Michael of Rienzi; his nephew, Shelby Rickman (Jennifer) of Rienzi, and his niece, Makayla Rickman of Rienzi. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cleveland and Myrtle Michael, and Harold Hayden.Visitation will be 5-8:00 pm Tuesday at Piney Grove Baptist Church. Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the church with Bro. Allan Casteel officiating. Burial will be in the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are Matt Michael, Jarrett Johnson, Jason Bland, Joby Morgan, Gerald Johnson, Timothy Pace, Robert England and Richard Jones. Honorary pallbearer is Shelby Rickman To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robby C. Michael, please visit our floral store.
Paulette (Botts) Sanders
September 8, 1974 ~ June 1, 2020
Paulette Botts Sanders, 45, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN. She was a registered nurse. She enjoyed cooking and helping others. Paulette is survived by her son, Drew Ballard (McKenzie) of Mooreville; her daughter, Carleigh Ballard (Michael) of Guntown; her brothers, Robert Botts (Teresa) of Marietta, Tom Botts (Tonya) of Charlotte, NC, Tony Botts of Pontotoc, and Bill Botts (Karen) of New Albany; her sister, Jan Botts of Tupelo; her aunts, Gala Jolly of Myrtle, and Mary Nash of New Albany; her special friend, Tim of Bolivar, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mary Ruth Botts; and her sister-in-law, Patty Botts.Graveside services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Any gifts and arrangements may be sent to Kesler Funeral Home. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paulette (Botts) Sanders, please visit our floral store.
Walter Lee Gosa
October 21, 1946 ~ June 2, 2020
Walter Lee Gosa, 74, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his home in Baldwyn. He enjoyed fishing, driving around in his truck, watching westerns and talking. He was a lifelong employee of Tri State Mack.He is survived by his wife, Mary Gosa of Baldwyn; his son, Walter Gosa, Jr of Baldwyn; his daughter, Suzie Parker (Dayton) of Saltillo; his brothers, Dan, Bill and Jerry Gosa; his grandchildren, Cynthia Parker Britt, and Jamie Parker; and his great grandchildren, Conner Britt, Bailey Reynolds, Channing Reynolds and Waylen Britt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Mary Jackson Gosa; his brother, Sonny Gosa; and his sister, Patsy Henry.There are no services planned at this time. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Walter Lee Gosa, please visit our floral store.
Bro. Pete McCoy
April 3, 1936 ~ June 2, 2020
Bro. Pete McCoy, 84, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his home in Booneville. He was a veteran of the US Army. He was in ministry for 61 years, serving as pastor of Fairview Baptist Church for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, auctions, listening to bluegrass gospel music, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Bro. Pete is survived by his wife, Shirley J. McCoy; his son, Bro. Mark McCoy (Michelle); his daughter, Sheryl Tuttle (Jeff); his sister, Ruby McCoy; his grandchildren, Bryan Tuttle (Danielle), Joshua McCoy (Frankie), Stephanie Fulleborn (David), Stacy Nelms (Tyler), Jacob McCoy (Erica) and Lynette McCoy; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest E. and Rosie Barrett McCoy; his sister, Ophelia Trout; and his brother, David McCoy.Services will be 1:00 pm Friday, June 5, 2020 at Fairview Baptist Church with his son, Bro. Mark McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 am until 1:00 pm Friday at the church. Pallbearers are Rick Trout, Bryan Tuttle, Joshua McCoy, Jacob McCoy, Bro. Ray Hall and Tyler Nelms. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bro. Pete McCoy, please visit our floral store.
Waters Funeral Home Inc – Baldwyn
Zilaphine Watson George
August 24, 1960 – May 29, 2020
Zilaphine Watson George, 59, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Longwood Nursing Facility in Booneville. She was a homemaker and enjoyed dancing, crocheting and spending time with her family and friends. She was a veteran of the U.S. States Army.She is survived by her husband of 24 years, James George; mother, Zadie Holloway; daughters, Kristanna Andras, Marjorie Nixon (James); step-daughter, Amy Page (James); son, Charles Nixon (Tatum); step-son, Andy George (Theresa); brothers, T. C. Watson, Lee Watson, Emmett Watson and Michael Watson; grandchildren, Jessica, Taylor, Tyler, Nathaniel, Solona, Harmoni, Hayleigh, Rikki, Sapphire, Mark, Zadie, Andrew, Jerome, Rick, Allie, Charles, Willie and Natalie; a new great-grandbaby, Kairi, expected in September; host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Bonnie Watson; and a brother, Allen Watson.Visitation will be at Waters Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be at Waters Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 03, 2020 at 10:00 am with Bro. Terry Etheridge and Bro. Douglas Kitchens officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Gingery Jr, Andrew Andras, Jerome Andras, Benji George, Kenny Parker, James Higginbotham and Jeffrey Gingery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family https://www.watersfuneralservice.com. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Zilaphine Watson George, please visit our Tribute Store.
Andrew Clyde Neaves
February 7, 1921 – May 29, 2020
Andrew Clyde Neaves, 99, passed away at his home on Friday, May 29, 2020. He was a graduate of Saltillo High School, Saltillo City Alderman for 20 years, employee of Daybrite Lighting for 39 years and he was a World War II Veteran serving our country from 1942-1945. He married Agnes Marie Trimm on April 27, 1946 and was happily married for 51 years before she passed. Clyde was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid gardener and dominoe player. Clyde had a servants heart, he loved life, his family and his country but first and foremost he loved God and the church. He was a faithful member of Mayfield Church of Christ where he served as a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, Elder and Song Director. He was loved and respected by all that were blessed to know him.He is survived by two sons, Lonnie Neaves (Ann) of Saltillo, and Rickey Neaves (Sandra) of Madison, MS; two daughters, Linda Stanford (Mike) of Saltillo, and Renee Miller (Mike) of Saltillo; nine grandchildren, Amy Mize (Curt), Andy Stanford, Melissa Davidson (Brent), Mark Neaves (Marti), Leslie Bridges (Reggie), Steven Miller (Jessica), Josh Neaves (Brittanie), Alex Wesson (Kristin), and Chi Wesson (Laura); 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Shirley Webb (Fred) of Hatley; three special friends, Tony Brown, Carl Dunlap and Jim Bob McCarley; a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents, Albert and Hettie Neaves; sister, Mary Bess Clark; brothers, Hoyle Neaves, Billy Joe Neaves, and Lawrence Neaves; and grandson, Joseph Miller.Graveside services with military honors will be Sunday at Mayfield Church of Christ Cemetery at 4:00 pm with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers will be Josh Neaves, Mark Neaves, Andy Stanford and Steven Miller. His great-grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family https://www.watersfuneralservice.com. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Andrew Clyde Neaves, please visit our Tribute Store.
Leatrice Buse
May 21, 1928 – May 31, 2020
Leatrice Scott Buse went to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2020. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother. Her family always looked forward to her Sunday after church lunch full of fried chicken and sweet tea. She never let anyone leave her house hungry. She worked for Playcraft in Saltillo, until retiring to take care of her grandchildren. She is survived by one son, Danny McBrayer (Shirley) of Fulton; daughter, Ann Cates (James) of Unity; three grandchildren, Christy McBrayer (Alan Francis), Misty Crowder (Chris) and Jeff Cates (Nikki); five great-grandchildren, Beth Shaffer (Shawn), Eli Crowder, Braden Cates, Aven Cates and Caden Cates; a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman; infant son, Doyle Edward; her parents, Bob and Pearl Scott; and seven siblings. Graveside services were held at Unity Cemetery on June 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Bro. Joe Coggins officiating. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family https://www.watersfuneralservice.com. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Leatrice Buse, please visit our Tribute Store.
Richard Raines
November 29, 1967 – May 31, 2020
Richard Raines, 52, passed away on May 31, 2020, at NMMC in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home. We welcome you to provide your thoughts and memories on our Tribute Wall. To plant a tree in memory of Richard Raines, visit the Tribute Store.
Ann Northcutt
September 14, 1948 – June 1, 2020
Ann Northcutt, 71, passed away on Monday June 1, 2020, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home. We welcome you to provide your thoughts and memories on our Tribute Wall. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Ann Northcutt, please visit our Tribute Store.
Judy BishopApril 29, 1952 – June 4, 2020Judy Bishop, 68, passed away at her home after a longtime illness on June 4, 2020. She managed Fred’s Department Store on Varsity Drive for over 20 years. She was there until they closed the doors in 2019. She will always be remembered as a generous person, a good friend, and a dedicated worker. She was a Baptist.She is survived by a longtime companion, Charles Petteway of Tupelo; sister, Marqueta Bishop Fortner of Tupelo; niece, Tiffany Franks (Brad) of Tupelo; great-nieces, Briana Cole (Easton), Dixi Huff (Robbie), Caid Franks and Amaris Franks; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Fortner of Baldwyn. She also leaves behind many co-workers that were like family. She will be greatly missed by her Shitzu fur babies who were spoiled rotten. She was preceded in death by her parents, Judd and Ruby Files Bishop.Visitation will be at Waters Funeral Home from noon until service time. Funeral services will be at Waters Funeral Home on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Bro. Brad Franks and Bro. Roger Franks officiating. Burial will be in Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family  https://www.watersfuneralservice.com. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Judy Bishop, please visit our Tribute Store.
Booneville MS
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Booneville
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Booneville Funeral Home – Booneville
Opal Faye ReeceMarch 17, 1930 – May 30, 2020Opal Faye Reece, 90, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Cornerstone Nursing and Rehabilitation in Corinth, MS. She was born in Prentiss County on March 17, 1930, to William Joseph Penny and Georgia Bell Sartin Penny. Opal enjoyed singing, taking care of her animals, and spending time with her family and private nursing.She is survived by daughter, Cathy (Eddie) Cheatham of Marietta, MS; grandson, Joseph Cheatham of Marietta, MS; granddaughters, Kimberly Cheatham of Marietta, MS; Haley Reece of Booneville, MS; great-granddaughter, Brooke Reynolds of Booneville, MS; and a great-grandson, Levi Cox of Booneville, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Reece; a son, David Reece; a grandson, Frankie Reece; sisters, Vera Nicoles and Ruth Shamburger.Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM June 2, 2020 at Booneville Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Hill and Bro. Orvil Nichols officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until service time. Burial will be in the Cain’s Chapel Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Eddie Cheatham, Brad Cox, Joseph Cheatham and John Pate. Condolences may be extended to the family at https://www.boonevillefuneralhome.net. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Opal Faye Reece please visit our Sympathy Store.
McMillan Funeral Home – Booneville
Jeffery Lane TreeceSeptember 7, 1956 – May 29, 2020Jeffery Lane Treece was born on September 7, 1956 and passed away on May 29, 2020.Arrangements are under the care of McMillan Funeral Home. Drive-Thru Visitation will be held on June 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Nineth St, Booneville, MS. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com
Corinth MS
Magnolia Funeral Home – Corinth
Edna Jane WeirDecember 5, 1929 – May 30, 2020Edna Jane Weir, 90 of Walnut, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born December 5, 1929 in Pocahontas, TN. She was a retired assembly line worker for ITT with 15 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church. Edna loved gardening, fishing, and being outdoors. She may have been a tiny woman but she was a strong-willed lady. Edna loved her family and life and she did it her way. She is survived by her husband, Robert Weir of Corinth; son, Ray Mills and wife Patti of Matthews, MO; daughter, Joyce Mills of Walnut; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends. Edna is preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Floyd Mills; son, Glen Mills; father, Joseph Stone; mother, Nancy Stone; brother, George Jolly; and sisters, Virginia Parker and Bertha Jo Miller. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 5-7:00 PM at Magnolia Funeral Home and Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM until service time at Brush Creek Baptist Church in Walnut. Funeral services are set for Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Brush Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Wilbanks, Reese Wilbanks, Clayton Mills, Matthew Parker, Houston Patrick, and Chris Ruble. Pastor Zane Parker and Pastor Cody Hill will officiate the service. Magnolia Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Edna Jane Weir. https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/ZGH4RTLXNXW49X73. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Edna Jane Weir please visit our Sympathy Store.
Pinkie Miles GuynesAugust 1, 1916 – May 30, 2020Pinkie Miles Guynes, 103 of Rienzi, MS, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Landmark Nursing Home in Booneville, MS. She was born August 1, 1916 in Alcorn County, MS. She was a homemaker, who loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them, working in her garden, cooking, and quilting. Pinkie was of the Methodist faith and a member of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, Gerald Guynes of Walnut, MS; daughter, Dorothy Arnold of Rienzi, MS; three granddaughters, Lori Maddox and husband Phil, Laura Cromwell and husband James, and Leann Jones and husband Tim; four great-grandchildren, Addie Jones, Annika Jones, Delaney Cromwell, Channing Hopkins and wife Lindsey; two great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Elaine Presley; daughter-in-law, Rayetta Wollard; other relatives and a host of friends. Pinkie was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Guynes; son-in-law, Olen Arnold; father, John Miles; mother, Dovie Medford Miles; brother, Abram Miles; and sister, Idell Follin and husband Roy. Honorary.Graveside services are set for Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Brush Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Junior Crum, Jerry Talley, Jimmy Tate Waldon, Harold Wilbanks, Donnie Guynes, Frankie Guynes, and Paul Mills. Bro. Larry Dollar will officiate the service. Magnolia Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Pinkie Miles Guynes. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Pinkie Miles Guynes please visit our Sympathy Store.
Carolyn Yvonne OathoutSeptember 4, 1951 – May 31, 2020Carolyn “Carol” Oathout, 68 of Cario, MS, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at North MS Medical Center in Iuka. Carol was born September 4, 1951 in Biggersville, MS. Carol was a retired truck driver for Morgan Van Lines. She was a member of Fairview Church of God. Carol is survived by her son, Chuck Oathout (Sheila) of Selmer, TN; daughters, Carla Dees (Bobby Masiers) of Burnsville, MS, Connie Oathout of Cario, MS, Glenda Baker (Mark) of Baldwyn, MS, and Brenda Baker (Stevie) of Wheeler, MS; 20 grandchildren, Tyler Oathout, Brendan Oathout, Hannah Jones, Dakota Dees, Karlie Dees, Kassidy Dees, Hailey Carmack, Erika Carmack, Austin Carmack, Kimmie Oathout, Gage Baker, Kaytie Oathout, Kelsey Tyra, Kacy Tyra, Bobbie Fay Tyra, Jessica Oathout, Allie Baker, Alea Baker, Star Miller, and Sky Miller; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Denise Turner (Jeff) of Bonneville, MS; other relatives and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Oathout; father, Floyd Smith; mother, Polly Hodum; and brother, Don Smith. Visitation is Thursday, June 4, 2020, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Fairview Church of God Church. Graveside services are set for Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Fairview Church of God. Pallbearers will be Tyler Oathout, Brendan Oathout, Dakota Dees, Austin Carmack, Kacy Tyra, and Gage Baker. Bro. David Krech and Bro. Jason Pellizzer will officiate the service. Magnolia Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Carolyn “Carol” Oathout. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Carolyn Yvonne Oathout please visit our Sympathy Store.
June Travis MonroeNovember 27, 1940 – June 3, 2020June Travis Monroe, 79 of Corinth, MS, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Heath Center. She was born November 27, 1940 in Corinth, MS to Emmett Anderson Moore and Myrtle Ruth Millsap Moore. She was a homemaker and was of the Church of Christ faith. June is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gerald Monroe of Corinth, MS; her son, Grant Monroe of Ridgeland, MS; her sister, Diane Cooper of Biggersville, MS; other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Emmett Anderson Moore, and her mother, Myrtle Ruth Millsap Moore. Graveside services will be Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Magnolia Gardens. Dr. Joseph Leonard Pratt will officiate the service. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mrs. June Travis Monroe. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of June Travis Monroe please visit our Sympathy Store.
McPeters Funeral Home – Corinth
Carolyn Russell HarrisonSeptember 1, 1938 – June 1, 2020Carolyn Harrison, 81, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2020 following medical illness. Carolyn was born on September 1, 1938 in Corinth, Mississippi. She graduated from Corinth High School in 1956 and later married raising two daughters in Montgomery, AL. After retiring from the State of Alabama Forestry Department, she took an opportunity to see the United States by walking trails in every state with the Capital City Wanderers Walking Club. Carolyn loved Corinth and was excited after retirement to have the opportunity to move back home to be near her brother, his family and all of her former classmates she lovingly referred to as “the girls”. She enjoyed opportunities to show off the Corinth community to visitors to include the High School, Civil War Battleground, Dilworth’s Tamale shop, Borroum’s Drug Store and her favorite place to eat, Hagy’s Catfish Hotel. Carolyn loved to shop, craft and work in the yard. She attended the First United Methodist Church and often spoke of her Bible Study Challenger Class and their current studies. Carolyn always had a strong commitment to making sure others were cared for. She could often be seen visiting nursing homes and frequenting grave sites to make sure fresh floral arrangements were always in place for those that had passed. She wanted her loved ones to be safe and healthy. You could always count on her to inform you of approaching storms and the need to take shelter. You could count on her to give health advice. If you needed her to do something for you, you knew she would always come through for you. This motion of tenacity throughout her life was noted in her youth by achieving the highest honor given in girl scouts, the Curve Bar Award. Carolyn was in constant motion. Her energy will be missed.Carolyn is survived by daughters, Cecelia Grace H. Pugh (Kenneth), and Julia Marie H. Ingram (Michael); grandchildren, Taylor Marie Prince (Clint), Emily Anne Milne, and Andrew Daniel Bolan; great-grandchildren, Conner Foucault, Haley Foucault, Harrison Prince and Hendrix Hayes Prince. She was proceeded in death by her father, Jessie Cecil Russell, mother Frances Nowlin Russell, brother Roger Earl Russell (Mary), and aunt Mary Elizabeth Nowlin.A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM, Henry Cemetery, Corinth, MS officiated by Pastor Joe Landrum of First United Methodist Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com for the Harrison family. Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors
Dale Gilbert KingFebruary 28, 1961 – May 27, 2020Dale Gilbert King was born on February 28, 1961 and passed away on May 27, 2020.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and under the care of McPeters Funeral Directors.
Joy Eileen KrennJuly 6, 1931 – June 1, 2020Joy Eileen Krenn, 88, passed away peacefully June 1, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Joy was born July 6, 1931 to the late Herman and Fredia Seims Lange. She worked as a bank teller for many years before retiring to open her own custom frame shop.Joy is survived by her sons, Don Krenn (Clarissa), and Guy Krenn; brother, David Lange; two grandchildren, Cassandra Krenn and Nicholas Krenn (Danielle); great-grandchild, Liam Krenn. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Lauren Day (Charles), and Doris Landschoot (Don). Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc Funeral Directors.
Kirk KuykendallJanuary 29, 1948 – June 2, 2020James Everett “Kirk” Kuykendall, 72, passed away June 2, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born January 29, 1948 in Alcorn Co. MS. to the late James C. Kuykendall and Devada Kuykendall. He was a 1966 graduate of Corinth High School and a former sales manager for Selmer Classic Cars. He enjoyed racing cars, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.He is survived by his wife, Sheila Kuykendall; daughter, Kim Marlar (Chad); sons, James Everett Kuykendall (Tullisha), James Chadwick Kuykendall; sister, Sandy Kuykendall; grandchildren, Trey Kuykendall, Triston Marlar, Makayla “Taterbug” Kuykendall, Ashton Marlar; mother of his children, Carita Kuykendall; nephew, Heath Calvery; great nephews, Brett and Carson Calvery; lifelong friend Joe Roberts. He is preceded in death his parents.The family will receive friends Friday June 2, 2020 from 1:00 pm to service to time, with social distancing guidelines in place. The Celebration of Life service is set for 3:00 pm at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors with Bro. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com for the Kuykendall family. Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.
Memorial Funeral Home – Corinth
Jamicah Wayne AustinDecember 22, 1968 – June 3, 2020Jamicah Wayne Austin was born on December 22, 1968 and passed away on June 3, 2020Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, www.memorialcorinth.com
Holly Springs MS
Holly Springs Funeral Home – Holly Springs
Athlynn Jeanette “Lynn” Luna1968 – May 28, 2020Athlynn Jeanette “Lynn” Luna, 51, passed away May 28, 2020 at Germantown Methodist Hospital after a brief illness. A monument designer with Thomas Monuments, she was a passionate animal lover, talented artist, and a loving friend to everyone through her humbleness kept her from accepting the credit she was due. A smile and ray of sunshine that will be truly missed as well her ability, even in her shyness, to walk into any room or situation and touch a heart.She is survived by her husband, Alexander Luna of Holly Springs, MS; mother, Peggy Conrad Teter of Holly Springs, MS; and sister Suzanne Wesner of Missouri. She was preceded in death by her father, David Lincoln Gould; and her step father, Larry Teter.A visitation for Lynn will be held Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 12 noon at the Holly Springs Funeral Home with services at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at Hill Crest Cemetery.
Odell HunsuckerJanuary 4, 1930 –  June 2, 2020Odell Hunsucker, 90, passed away June 2, 2020 at his home in Mt. Pleasant, MS. Odell was born January 4, 1930 to Darrell Hunsucker and Georgia Poole Hunsucker in Slayden, MS. He was a member of Carey Chapel Baptist Church and was the owner and operator of a saw mill.Odell is survived by his wife, Myrtis Hunsucker of Mt. Pleasant, MS; three daughters, Joyce Ann Tate (Ron) of Memphis, TN, Debbie Joyner of Mt. Pleasant, MS, and Peggy Sue Dodge (Rick) of Rossville, TN; two brothers, James Wade Hunsucker of Paris, TN, and Rodger Dale Hunsucker of Waterford, MS; his sister, Susie Lee Tice of Mt. Pleasant, MS; four grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.Services will be held June 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Carey Chapel Baptist Church. There will be a visitation beginning at 1:00 pm until service. Burial will be Carey Chapel Cemetery.
Floyd Allen EdwardsJanuary 31, 1939 –  May 28, 2020Floyd Allen Edwards, 81, passed away May 28, 2020 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford, MS. Floyd was born January 31, 1939 to Richard Stanley Edwards and Gavie Tucker Edwards in Cornersville, MS. He was a member of Potts Camp Methodist Church. Floyd was a U.S. Army Veteran and worked in automotive sales. He enjoyed car racing and deer and turkey hunting.Floyd is survived by his wife, Elinor Edwards of Potts Camp, MS; three daughters, Cathy Edwards of Robinsonville, MS, Michelle Whaley (Brett) of Potts Camp, MS, and Claire Harper (Randy) of Potts Camp, MS; five grandchildren, Neil Whaley (Leslee), Jessica Ash, Justin Ash, Jordan Ash (Jessica) and Makenzee Crocker (Austin); four great grandchildren, Saxon Ballard, Eli Ash, Mary Neilee Whaley and Cohen Ash.Floyd was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Gavie Edwards; three brothers, Talmadge Edwards, Derward Edwards and Marion Edwards, Graveside services will be held June 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery.
JF Brittenum and Son Funeral Home – Holly Springs
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Serenity-Autry Funeral Home – Holly Springs
Frank DudleyJanuary 27, 1945 ~ May 30, 2020Mr. Frank Dudley, 75, transitioned on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at OCH Medical Center in Starkville, MS.Graveside Services will take place on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12 Noon at Moore’s Chapel A.M.E. Church Community Cemetery, 18736 Hwy 330, Coffeeville, MS 38922. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frank Dudley, please visit our floral store. 
Houston MS
Houston Funeral Home – Houston
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Memorial Funeral Home – Houston
Barry Hal DendyMarch 29, 1955 – June 03, 2020Barry Hal Dendy, 65, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at his home in Woodland. He was born March 29, 1955 in Alexandria, Virginia to the late David Wayne Dendy and Welcome Cowart Dendy.He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Dendy Ellison (Chris) of Woodland; his grandchildren, Dillon Cade Ellison and Haley Nicole Ellison; two brothers, Keith Dendy (Ann) of Beverly Hills, FL, John Dendy of Woodland; one sister, Teresa Dendy Gammill (Gary) of Starkville; a niece, Megan Gammill and fiance Kaden Hunt of Starkville. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Wayne Dendy and Welcome Cowart Dendy.Visitation will be Friday, June 5, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston. Services will be at 10:30 am Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Lee Dillard officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Todd Shettles, Randy Morris, James Wofford, Derrick Jennings, Leon Morris and Dennis Washington. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Hudspeth, Danny Lantrip, Steve Pettit, Donnie Smith and Robert Cliett. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodland Cemetery Fund, PO Box 3, Woodland, MS 39776.
Southern Funeral Chapel – Houston
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New Albany MS
Glenfield Funeral Home – New Albany
Carmon LaVern KennedyJune 28, 1956 – May 29, 2020LaVern Kennedy, 63, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 28, 1956 in Alabama, the daughter of Tommy Lee and Ruby Esther Randolph Hamm. LaVern was a member of Fredonia Baptist Church and had been a seamstress manufacturing furniture products.  Survivors include one son, Anthony Kennedy of New Albany; two daughters, Tonya Swords and husband, Patrick, of Ecru, and Nicole Kennedy of New Albany; one brother; three sisters; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her son, Keith Kennedy.Visitation will be Monday, June 1, 2020 1:00-2:00 PM at Cairo Baptist Church Cemetery, 2610 Cairo Rd, Ecru, MS 38841. Graveside Services will will follow at 2:00 PM.
New Albany Funerals and Cremations – New Albany
James Ellis “Jimmy” Duffy, Jr.October 22, 1957 ~ May 30, 2020James E. Duffy Jr. “Jimmy”, 62, passed away May 30, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following a brief illness. Mr. Duffy was born October 22, 1957 in Chicago, IL to the late James E. Duffy Sr. and Barbara Ashley Duffy of Tupelo. He received his education in the Tupelo School System and proudly served his country in the United States Army. A Christian, Jimmy attended the North Green Street Church of Christ and was employed with Tecumseh Products in Tupelo for over 20 years.In addition to his mother, he leaves to mourn his passing, two sons, Michael Brooks (Lemeshia), and Daniel Duffy; five grandchildren who proudly call him “Pawpaw”; one sister, Theresa Duffy of Tupelo; three brothers, Michael Duffy (Carolyn), Fredereric Duffy and Boston Fenton (Charlene), all of South Carolina; and a special friend, Linda Harris of Houston, MS.A walk through service will be held Friday, June 5, 2020 from 4-6:00 PM at the North Green Street Church of Christ. A graveside service will be Saturday, June 6, at 2:00 PM at Porter Cemetery in Tupelo with Dr. Richard Price officiating. Arrangements will be provided by New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Ellis “Jimmy” Duffy, Jr., please visit our floral store.
Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Inc – New Albany
Rosa Maria (Salcido) HobsonJanuary 27, 1945 ~ May 31, 2020Mrs. Rosa Maria Salcido Hobson, 75, transitioned on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was born January 27, 1945 to the late Rafael Salcido and Alejandra Salcido Acosta.She leaves to cherish her memories one son, Jimmie E. Hobson, III (Tajuana); six daughters, Rosa Y Hobson (Luis), Ada White (Kevin Dale), Bertha Elliott (Chris), Selina Hobson (Corey), Gloria Hobson, and Rochelle Dilworth (Shun); grandchildren, Brenda Hobson, Onasis White (Tamara), Tyreese White (Mallory), Marquita Young, Christopher Elliott, Jayden Elliott, Tatyana Hobson, Brooklyn Hobson, Tanginica King, CJ King (Lyniece), Aviana King (Quann), Denoshea Johnson, Mario Hobson, Victoria Hobson, Jimmie Hobson, Illl, and Andrea Williams; twenty-one great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, SGT Jimmie E. Hobson, Jr; son, Luis E. Hobson; and granddaughter, Rosie Hobson.Visitation will be Thursday June 4, 2020 12:00-2:00 PM at Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home, 722 Coulter Dr, New Albany, MS 38652. Private Interment will be at New Albany City Cemetery; located at the intersection of Highway 178 and 15, New Albany, MS 38652. Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rosa Maria (Salcido) Hobson, please visit our floral store.
United Funeral Service – New Albany
Mary Alice Stephens BoltonJanuary 30, 1943 – May 31, 2020Mary Alice Stephens Bolton, 77, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Baptist Memorial East in Memphis, TN. She was born on January 30, 1943 in Oxford, MS to Hubert D. Stephens, Jr. and Edith Belle O’Connor Stephens. She graduated from W.P. Daniel High School in the Class of 1961. She was a homemaker and had worked at the American Red Cross. She was a huge fan of Elvis.Mary is survived by a son, Tom Bolton of Randolph, TN; a sister, Edith Ann Stephens Gaines of Shannon, MS; a brother, Jim Stephens (Elizabeth) of Oxford, MS; and a grandson, whom she loved, Wesley Bolton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Bolton; a brother, Hubert D. Stephens, III; and a brother-in-law, Bill Gaines.Graveside services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Vista Memorial Park, 700 Hwy 15 S, New Albany, MS, 38652 with Bro. Greg Dykes officiating. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037 or https://www.redcross.org/. For online condolences and guest registry, please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com
Ray TuneSeptember 18, 1942 – June 1, 2020After a courageous battle with cancer, David Ray Tune passed away on June 1, 2020. He was born September 18, 1942, to the late Johnny and Verlie Smith Tune in Columbia, TN or “God’s country” as he referred to it. On April 17, 1964, he was united in marriage to his wife of 56 years, Nancy LaFrain Tune. Mr. Tune was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was in the wholesale grocery business for 35 years and then said he was between jobs… meaning he was retired. He was a simple man with fewer wants than needs. As for hobbies, he did not have one, but he loved taking a piece of property and seeing what he could turn it into. He loved being with family and friends. However, when he was ready to get away from family he called a friend to take him for “a ride to go check his land.” He enjoyed his daily excursion through town and drinking coffee with the guys. He was straight forward and you always knew where you stood with him… never a gray area.Other than his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Tune of Tupelo, MS, and Sherrie Covington (Pat), of New Albany, MS; grandchildren, Josie Kate Reeves of Tupelo, MS, Walt and Anna Claire Covington both of New Albany, MS; sisters, Faye Boyette and Karen McGee (Jim); and brother Lane Tune, all of Tupelo, MS; half sisters, Louise Reed, Cora Hosea (Joyce) of Savannah, TN, Nadine Hinton of Waterloo, AL, Elizabeth Lyon (Don) of Holly Springs, MS, and Betty Wilson (Jim) of Coldwater, MS. Other than his parents, Mr. Tune was preceded in death by sisters, Gertie Craig, Olean Shutt, Ann Elizabeth Putt and Carlene Davis;along with two brothers, John D. Tune and Willard Tune.A Celebration of Life Service will be held on June 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Vista Memorial Park in New Albany, MS with Bro. Griff Walker officiating. Pallbearers are Gary Bailey, Seth Gaines, John Haynes, Ronnie Parker, John Taylor, Sammy Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Walter Johnson and Roger Keener. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38104. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ray Tune please visit our Sympathy Store.
Dudley BroussardDecember 16, 1934 – June 2, 2020Dudley Gilbert Broussard, 85, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at The Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born December 16, 1934 in Houston, TX to the late Dudley John and Jewel Gatewood Broussard. He was a member of New Albany Presbyterian Church. Gilbert served our country for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was retired from Mohasco Furniture in the Human Resource Department.He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Dodson Broussard; one daughter, Lea Taylor (John) of New Albany; two sons, John Broussard of Cartersville, GA, and Tom Broussard (Carman) of New Albany; six grandchildren, Brandon Taylor, Brandy Taylor, Nick Broussard, Mary Beth Trotter, Michael Broussard and Jake Broussard; eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Tony Broussard (April) of Pensacola, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Nita Epstein.A private family graveside service will be Friday, June 5, 2020 at 10:00 am at Vista Memorial Park in New Albany with Bro. Bill Everett and Bro. Stephen Ewing officiating. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the New Albany Presbyterian Church, Hwy 15 S, New Albany, MS 38652, or the Sanctuary Hospice House of Tupelo, 5159 West Main St, Tupelo, MS 38841. For online condolences and guest registry please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dudley Broussard please visit our Sympathy Store.
Nathan Wayne AlexanderJanuary 7, 1977 – June 5, 2020Nathan Wayne Alexander, 43, of New Albany, Mississippi, went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2020. He was born January 7, 1977 to Morris Wayne Alexander and the late Teresa Lyons Alexander. Nathan was married to Amy Robbins and he was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church. Nathan was a multi-talented individual. While formally educated in drafting and AutoCAD, his love and passion for the outdoors led him into self-employed occupations from photography to wood crafts to professional dog training. Nathan’s unique perception of both animals and people allowed him to flourish in both his professional and personal life. The same perception also allowed him to enjoy the simpler things in life. He noticed and appreciated many things in this world that many never see at all.Nathan was survived by his wife, Amy Robbins Alexander; his father, Morris Wayne Alexander and step mother, Glenda Alexander of New Albany; two step daughters, Kristin Anderson of New Albany and Lauren Jones (Jake) of Columbus, MS; one sister, Mendy Bullock (Lee) of New Albany; and two nephews, Konner Bullock and Ethan Bullock, both of New Albany. He is preceded in death by his mother Teresa Lyons Alexander.Services will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm at United Funeral Service Chapel, with Dr. Terry Cutrer and Bro. Jeff Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Konner Bullock, Ethan Bullock, Jacob Alexander, Christopher Robbins, Sam Roberts, Jason Roberts, John Garrett and Anthony Stout. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Nathan Wayne Alexander please visit our Sympathy Store.
Oxford MS
Coleman Funeral Home – Oxford

Dr. Margaret Lynne MurchisonJuly 11, 1946 – June 1, 2020Dr. Margaret Lynne Murchison, 73, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. Dr. Murchison was born July 11, 1946, in Sikeston, Missouri to Dan Murchison and Margaret Giles Murchison. She graduated from Union University in 1968 with a degree in English and history. She then attended the University of Mississippi, receiving her M.A. in 1970 and PhD in 1978. Falling in love with Oxford, she took a job at Oxford High School in 1975 as the junior/senior advanced placement English teacher and chair of the English department. She held that position for 25 years and was named STAR teacher nine times. In 1980 the University of Mississippi hired her to establish a program for gifted high school students, and in 2000 she moved to the university full-time, serving as associate director of summer school, director of pre-college programs, and director of credit programs. During that time, she added new programs that contributed significantly to the university’s recruitment of the best and brightest students in the state and region. Those programs included Project PACE, summer college for high school students, Lott Leadership Institute, Summer Academy, the Independent Study High School, and numerous academic competitions. In 2013, she was promoted to assistant provost for regional education, managing the four regional campuses of the University of Mississippi. She also developed the university’s Japanese Saturday School in 2008. Upon her retirement in June 2015, a scholarship was established in her name. Teaching was not her career; it was her calling and her mission field. Dr. Murchison has established scholarships in the name of her siblings and made significant donations to higher education in their honor. While education was very important to her, she also cared deeply for each person she taught.As their aunt and great aunt, her family loved her dearly. Her love for them extended two generations down as she attended all types of events for her great nieces and nephews. They were the beneficiary of lots of free tutoring, sometimes so subtly that they didn’t even recognize it as lessons. She played cards with the great nephews, enjoyed writing with the great nieces, and traveled to Alaska and Europe with her brother-in-law and sister-in-law after her siblings passed away. The great nieces and nephews enjoyed spending a week at a time with her, with each noting that there was no such thing as a “quick trip” with Aunt Lynne because of the innumerable friends and former students with whom Aunt Lynne always had time to show off her family and catch up with the student. Holidays with family were a real highlight for her. Each Christmas she spent two weeks traveling from place to place to be sure she could celebrate the holidays with the entire family. As much as her family loved her, they enjoyed “getting under her skin” by using poor grammar in front of her and creating impossible sentences for her to diagram, which usually was followed by Lynne smiling and shaking her head, followed by a brief teaching moment. Her family describes her as a confidante, a great listener, loving, supportive, and brilliant. She loved the Lord and was a true prayer warrior. Her students were her joy. She loved Shakespeare and had memorized lots of literature. Dr. Murchison’s love for children went far beyond her family and her students. She crocheted baby blankets for lots of friends, and her greatest passion might well have been for Operation Christmas Child. She also loved her Covenant Church family.Dr. Murchison is survived by a host of nieces and nephews who adored her, Daniel Thomas Murchison, Jr., Timothy Glenn Murchison, William Tyler Murchison, Amie Kirby Ramsey, James Matthew Kirby, Daniel Andrew Kirb;, as well as her sister-in-law, Vicki Dillow Murchison; and brother-in-law, James Lynn Kirby. She is also survived by eight great nieces and eight great nephews. Dr. Murchison was preceded in death by both her parents, Dan and Margaret Murchison; her brother, Daniel Thomas Murchison, Sr.; and her sister, Judith Murchison Kirby. Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13A visitation service will be held Friday, June 5, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Coleman Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 am in the Pavilion at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Oxford. Interment will be held in the Oxford City Cemetery immediately following the service. Due to current pandemic and limits on attendance and in an effort to give everyone an opportunity to express their condolences, the family would appreciate written messages to Dr. Murchison or written memories to be placed on the casket or in receptacles placed near the casket. After all, Doc Murch probably taught you how to write! Dr. Carroll Stone and JD Shaw will officiate the service. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. Donations and memorials may be made to Operation Christmas Child (https://www.samaritanspurse.org/), to the Dr. M. Lynne Murchison Scholarship Fund, PO Box 249, University MS 38677, or to the Tom Murchison Endowed Scholarship Fund (https://give.evertrue.com/unionuniversity/tom-murchison-scholarship). To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dr. Margaret Lynne Murchison please visit our Sympathy Store.
Ralph Bradley “Brad” LasterFebruary 2, 1961 – June 3, 2020Ralph Bradley “Brad” Laster, 59, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Oxford, MS. Mr. Laster was born in Memphis, TN, on February 2, 1961. He graduated high school from Highway Baptist Academy in Southaven, where he is still remembered as an outstanding football player. Mr. Laster was very much a family man who was devoted to his daughter and her family. He loved his Calvary Baptist Church family and served as their sound technician. It had even been suggested that they might not have been able to stream their services without his expertise and commitment. His family will always remember him for having a heart of gold. Not only did he love people, but he knew how to express his love and care for others. He loved God; he loved his family; and he loved to work. He had a great work ethic and often worked seven days a week. One of his favorite treats for his daughter was bringing her chocolate milk and doughnuts after playing an all-night gig. They snacked and watched John Wayne movies together for hours. Mr. Laster was a musician who enjoyed playing guitar with several different bands. He loved working as sound guy for concerts and other events. He also had a great sense of humor. He joked about everything and not always when it was most appropriate.Mr. Laster is survived by his mother, Margaret Laster of Marshall County, MS; his daughter, Jennifer Laster Berkery (Jonathan) of Louisville, KY; a brother, Mark Laster of Olive Branch, MS; a sister, Leann Echtenkamp (Todd) of TN; two grandsons, Sean Berkery and Declan Berkery of KY; and one granddaughter, Kinzley Berkery of KY. Mr. Laster was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Laster.Visitation services will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 am at Calvary Baptist Church,15 County Rd 207, Oxford MS 38655. Funeral services will immediately follow at Calvary Baptist Church. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery, 295 Hwy 7 N, Oxford MS. Bro. Andrew Basinger will officiate. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 15 County Rd 207, Oxford MS 38655. Online condolences are highly encouraged to be left on the Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ralph Bradley “Brad” Laster please visit our Sympathy Store.
L Hodges Funeral Service – Oxford
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Waller Funeral Home and Cremation Services – Oxford
Lloyd Clinton TidwellAugust 24, 1931 – May 29, 2020Mr. Lloyd Clinton Tidwell, 88, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020, at his home in Water Valley, MS. Born in Lafayette County, MS, Mr. Tidwell was a longtime employee of Georgia Pacific. His happiest days were spent outdoors fishing, hunting and cutting his grass, but the joys of his life were his family and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Carmita K. Tidwell of Water Valley, MS; two daughters, Debra Kaufman of Oxford, MS. and Donna Redmond and her husband, Ivory of Gulfport, MS; a sister, Dovie Porter of Oxford; nine grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Randy S. Tidwell and Ricky Tidwell; a sister, Lorene Smith; and two brothers, Buddy Tidwell and Elvis Tidwell.A graveside service will be held Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Anchor Cemetery with Rev. Brad Burnett officiating. Memorial contributions in Mr. Tidwell’s memory may be made to Anchor Baptist Church Building Fund, 1009 Hwy 7 S, Water Valley MS 38965.
Dorothy Mae Tidwell YoungMay 26, 1933 – May 30, 2020Mrs. Dorothy Mae Tidwell Young, 87, passed away Saturday May 30, 2020, at Holly Springs Health and Rehab. Born in Oxford, MS to the late Hugh “L.D.” and Myrtle Pullum Tidwell, Mrs. Young was the widow of Mr. James Albert Young. She was a longtime employee of Kellwood, Jitney Jungle, and the Oxford Fabric Center, and a member of Anchor Baptist Church. She was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening. She held immense pride and love for her precious grandchildren, Tabatha Burk and Amanda Eubanks and great-grandchildren, Jacob Burk, Morgan Burk, Jarred Burk, Justin Ales, Sheradon Ales, Austin Eubanks and Kasen Eubanks. Additionally, she is survived by her daughter, Sandra Sullivan and her husband, Malcolm of Water Valley, MS; three sisters, Audrey Fiew of Water Valley, MS, Colene Briggs of Casa Grande, AZ, and Colista Walls of Water Valley, MS; and one brother, Don Tidwell of Water Valley, MS.Funeral services will be Monday, June 1, 2020, at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Shook officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 12:30. Burial will follow in College Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Young’s memory may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, 848 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103.
Charles “Butch” AndersonNovember 30, 1942 – May 31, 2020Mr. Charles “Butch” Anderson, 77, passed away Sunday, May, 31, 2020 at his home in Southaven, Mississippi. Born in Oxford, Mississippi to the late Mildred and Frank Fleming, Mr. Anderson was a member at Colonial Baptist Church in Southaven, Mississippi.Survivors include his former wife, Marie Anderson of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one daughter, Cheri Appleton of Olive Branch, Mississippi; one son, Stuart Anderson and his wife, Rebecca, of Hernando, Mississippi; and two grandchildren, Peyton Appleton and Charlie Anderson of Olive Branch, Mississippi.A graveside service for Mr. Anderson will held Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Clear Creek Cemetery, 46 County Rd 313, Oxford MS 38655 with Reverend Charles Lipe officiating. Memorial contributions in Mr. Anderson’s memory may be made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Albert Carl “Al” Rung, Sr.April 10, 1947 – June 2, 2020Mr. Albert Carl “Al” Rung, Sr., 73, passed away Tuesday June 2, 2020, at his home in Batesville, MS. Born in Madison, WI to the late Sylvia Blucher Walls and Lester Rung, Al was a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a PFC 4 in the 1st Airborne Division. He was a longtime employee of United Solutions and was an avid bingo player.Survivors include his wife of over 52 years, Susan E. Rung of Batesville, MS; a daughter, Hedi Sue Richards of Batesville, MS; a son, Albert Carl “Butch” Rung, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA; and four grandchildren.No services are scheduled at this time.
Pontotoc MS
Browning Funeral Home – Pontotoc
Robert Trice FaulknerMarch 14, 1933 – June 1, 2020Robert Trice “Pop” Faulkner, age 87, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at his residence. He was born March 14, 1933 to Robert Malcolm and Allie Wilder Faulkner. Robert was a member at Longview Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He graduated from Pontotoc High School in 1951. Robert honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Pontotoc Springs. He loved his family, church, community, farming, and raising cattle. He was a lifelong member of the Longview community. He was a respected, humble and gentle Godly man.Survivors include his sons, Terry Faulkner (Rhoda), who were his special caregivers, and Kim Faulkner; seven grandchildren, JoAnna Faulkner, Jonathan Faulkner, Joseph Faulkner, Jessie Faulkner, Josh Faulkner (Angie), Honor Faulkner Olsen (Tyler) and Bear Faulkner (Jasmine); six great-grandchildren, Kristin Hannon, Sara Grace Tedford, Rhylee Olsen, Scout Olsen, Natchez Olsen, and Jennings Olsen; one great-great grandson, Jon Clark Hannon; and a sister-in-law, Shirlene Elliott Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 58 years, Lorene Elliott Faulkner; three sisters, Norma Jean Faulkner, Ernestine Harlow (Gaylon), and Addie Frank Steele (Jimmy); one brother, Gundy Sappington (Evelyn); and a brother-in-law, Travis Brown.The immediate family will honor Robert’s memory Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Browning Funeral Home with Rev. Drew Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph Faulkner, Jonathan Faulkner, Josh Faulkner, Bear Faulkner, Tyler Olsen, and Scout Olsen. Honorary pallbearers will be The Men’s Sunday School Class, and Deacons at Longview Baptist Church who will be dismissed from attendance. Browning Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Sanctuary Hospice, PO Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Payton Mortuary – Pontotoc
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Serenity-Autry Funeral Home – Pontotoc
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Tutor Memorial Funeral Home – Pontotoc
Leuvenia Swanson PurdonDecember 29, 1933 – June 01, 2020Leuvenia Swanson Purdon, 86, passed away the morning of June 1, 2020 in Pontotoc, MS. She was a homemaker, babysitter and former Riviera Shirt Factory employee. She was a member of Pontotoc Church of Christ.Survivors include four grandchildren, Elizabeth Purdon Williams, Anne Purdon Turan, John Steven Purdon and Elinor Claire Purdon; three great-grandchildren, Sibyl Elizabeth Turan, David Tedford Williams and Leonard Wyatt Turan, II; nine siblings, Nona Mullen of Hot Springs, AR, Larry Swanson of Bruce, MS, Kathleen Moore, Dorothy Cox, Linda Hayles, Glenda Moore, Marilyn Holladay, Jimmy Swanson and Rayburn Swanson all of Pontotoc. She was preceded in death by her husband James Wilbur Purdon; her daughter Lisa Purdon Ball; her parents W.E. and Ludie Dodson Swanson all of Pontotoc; her son James Stephen Purdon, M.D. of Oxford; and ten siblings Estmer Coleman, Vera McKnight, Frances Williams, Faye James, Norma Lauer, Marlin Swanson, Curtis Swanson, L.V. Swanson, Earnest Swanson and Richard Swanson.A graveside service for the immediate family will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Robbs Cemetery, Robbs, MS. Bro. Jay Street will officiate. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Pontotoc Church of Christ or St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.
Leslie Ray AndersonMay 31, 1941 – June 02, 2020Leslie Ray Anderson passed away after a heroic battle with MDS Leukemia on June 2, 2020 at NMMC. Leslie was born on May 31, 1941 in Carlton, TX to belated Jim Ray and Voncille Anderson. He was a Captain in the United States Army, where he fought in the Vietnam War flying Cobra helicopters. After military service, he worked for USPA. After retiring from the USPA, he started a local business in Tupelo-Traceland Plaza Package Store. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. Survivors include his wife Betty Anderson of 52 years; daughters, Melisa Lepard, Sonja Anderson and husband Terrance Vanwormer; son, Larry Anderson and wife Trina; grandchildren, Jenna and husband Daniel Martinez, Jacque Lepard, Victoria and husband Casey Montgomery, Savanna and husband Brian Cook, Nicholas Graham; great grandchildren, Connor and Noah Martinez; sister, Linda and husband Bonner Dorsey; nieces and nephews, Curtis and wife Robin Genz, Riana Quinn, Christopher and Jennifer Dorsey, Jay and Alice Dorsey, Margaret Dorsey and Miquel Diaz-Borriga; and aunt, Loretta Lee. He is preceded in death by daughter, Michele Anderson; brother, Leland Anderson; and sister, Martha Anderson.Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm at West Heights Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are Brian Cook, Nicholas Graham, Casey Montgomery and Terrance Vanwormer. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Anderson and Daniel Martinez. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
Ripley MS
Foster and Son Funeral Home – Ripley
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McBride Funeral Home – Ripley
Shirley Marie Stewart SaineNovember 5, 1936 – May 29, 2020Shirley Marie Stewart Saine, 84, passed away May 29, 2020, at Methodist North ICU in Memphis, TN. She was born to George Hezekiah Stewart and Minnie Jean Braddock Stewart. Shirley grew up in Ripley, MS; she was an active member in Ripley Presbyterian Church; graduated from Ripley High School in 1954; and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. After attending Northeast Community College, Shirley moved to Memphis, TN. She was a retired employee of the Med. in Memphis TN. Shirley was a Christian and a very active member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. While Shirley had no biological sisters, she counted it a blessing that she had many sisters in the Christian faith who accepted her as if she were their family member. They went on trips together, shared “family” gatherings, shared each other’s heartaches and physical pains, and were sisters in the truest definition of “sister”. Shirley loved them as sisters.She is survived by two brothers, Joe W. Stewart of Starkville, MS and Billy George Stewart of Memphis, TN; as well as a host of friends and loved ones. The family appreciates Kathy Hurst and Denese Shumaker for all the help they extended to Shirley during her illness especially during the last year or so. They drove her to doctor appointments, sat with her during treatments, provided meals for her, and did everything possible to keep her as comfortable as possible.A graveside service and interment will be held Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 3460 County Rd 564, Walnut MS 38683. Expressions of sympathy for the Saine family, may be sent to: www.mcbridefuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Shirley Marie Stewart Saine please visit our Sympathy Store.
Paula Elise TidwellApril 30, 1966 – May 31, 2020Paula Elise Tidwell born April 30, 1966, in Ripley, Mississippi, departed this life May 31, 2020. She was 54 years of age. Paula graduated from Blue Mountain High School in 1984 and continued her education at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi where she obtained a degree as a Registered Nurse. Paula pursued her career for over three decades during which time she worked for Union County Hospital which later became Baptist Memorial Hospital-New Albany. During this time, Paula made many friends and helped many others in the community. Helping others was her pride and joy. Unfortunately, due to ill health, she retired from nursing with a heavy heart in 2018.Paula is survived by her son, Jeffrey Allen Tidwell of Ripley, MS; her mother, Celia Carmichael Forehand of Harrison, AR; her father, Glenn Stroupe of Southaven, MS; two sisters, Sandy McCollum of Memphis, TN and Amy Lee of Harrison, AR; and a nephew, Bryan Hughes of Byhalia, MS. Paula leaves behind many aunts and uncles, and a myriad of cousins and friends. Paula is preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey Mark Tidwell.The family invites friends and family to drop by McBride Funeral Home June 2, 2020 4:00-7:00 pm to celebrate Paula’s life through pictorial highlights. Please sign a record of your visit. A praise service will be held June 3, 2020 at 10:00 am at Beech Hill Church of Christ with burial at Beech Hill Cemetery, 6077 Hwy 4, Ripley, MS, 38663. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Paula Elise Tidwell please visit our Sympathy Store.
Daniel Wayne CarterJanuary 7, 1953 – May 31, 2020Daniel Wayne Carter, 67, passed away May 31, 2020 at his home in Ripley, MS. Daniel was born on January 7, 1953, to Ray and Maxine Webb Carter in Richmond California. Daniel was a roofer and an over the road truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith.Daniel is survived by his son, Dr. Micah Carter (Meredith) of Ripley, MS; a daughter, Stephanie Carter of Porterville, CA; one sister, Diane Carter Anderson (Steve) of Myrtle, MS; two grandchildren, Benjamin Carter and Jonathan Carter. He is also survived by numerous nephew and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild, Paul Nanez, Jr.; four brothers, Ronnie Carter, Rodney Carter, Bob Biesecker and Jerry Biesecker.Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Ripley Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Davis and Dr. Micah Carter officiating. Memorials may be sent to Legacy Hospice of the South, 212 Jefferson St, Ripley, MS 38663. Expressions of sympathy, for the carter family may be sent to www.mcbridefuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Daniel Wayne Carter please visit our Sympathy Store.
James William EidsonAugust 4, 1942 – June 2, 2020James William Eidson, Sr, 77, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Magnolia Regional Hospital in Corinth, MS. He was born on August 4, 1942, to George A. and Eula Inez Hall Eidson in Water Valley, MS. James was a self-employed bull dozier operator and a member of North Ripley Baptist Church. James was also a proud veteran of the United states Navy.James is survived by his wife, Shirley Wright Wallis Eidson of Falkner, MS; one son, James William Eidson, Jr of Falkner, MS; three sisters, Betty Mills of Nashville, TN, Ann Brown of Batesville, MS, Bonnie Moore (Wayne) of Senatobia, MS; one brother, Edd Ray Eidson (Karen) of Ruidoso, New Mexico; five grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one step-son, Billy Joe Wallis, Jr; two sisters, Juanita Holcomb and Clara Bell.Visitation will be Friday, June 5, 2020, at McBride Funeral Home from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM. Graveside services will be Friday, June 5, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Tippah Memorial Garden in Ripley with Bro. Chris Lewellen officiating. Expressions of sympathy, for the Eidson family, may be sent to www.mcbridefuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James William Eidson please visit our Sympathy Store.
Shirley Flake SpencerNovember 2, 1935 – June 2, 2020Shirley Flake Spencer, 84, passed away, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Care in Corinth. She was born on November 2, 1935, to John Henry and Myrtle Matthews Flake in Walnut, MS. Shirley worked for Dover Elevator for 24 years before her retirement. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.Shirley is survived by one daughter, Lisa Braddock of Mooreville, MS; two sons, Bro. Joe Spencer (Betty Ann) of Walnut, MS, Robert Spencer of Walnut, MS; one brother, LaDale Flake of Jackson, TN; five grandchildren, Joseph Spencer, Chris Spencer, Stephanie Spencer, Jessica Duncan (Keith), Chelsea Murphy (Patrick); ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Earl “Whitey” Spencer, Jr; one son, Kenny Spencer; eight sisters; three brothers; and one son-in-law, David Braddock.Visitation will be at McBride Funeral Home, Friday, June 5, 2020 11:00 AM until 12:00 noon, and then continue at 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Ron Mitchell officiating. Expressions of sympathy for the Spencer family may be sent to: www.mcbridefuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Shirley Flake Spencer please visit our Sympathy Store.
Mary Charlene Flake PresleyFebruary 13, 1942 – June 2, 2020Mary Charlene Flake Presley, 78, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Resthaven Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born to Charlie and Ellie Ree Mauney Flake in Tippah County, Mississippi. Charlene was a homemaker and a retired factory worker. She was of the Pentecostal faith.Charlene is survived by one daughter, Melinda Clark (T) of Blue Mountain, MS; two sons, Robert “Ricky” Presley (Lauri) of Blue Mountain, MS, James William “Pete” Presley (Bobbie) of Blue Mountain, MS; two sisters, Kay Dooley of New Albany, MS, Barbara Devaney of AL; one brother, Rex Flake of Blue Mountain, MS; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.A graveside service will be held on Friday. June 5, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Tippah Memorial Garden will Bro. Richard Babb officiating. Expressions of sympathy, for the Presley family, may be sent to www.mcbridefuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Charlene Flake Presley please visit our Sympathy Store.
Ripley Funeral Home, Inc – Ripley
John Wayne GlascoJuly 3, 1959 ~ May 29, 2020John Wayne Glasco, 60, resident of Ripley, passed away Friday morning, May 29, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, following an extended illness. Mr. Glasco was born on July 3,1959 in Memphis, TN, the son of the late John Moreland and Maxine Harris Glasco. A Christian and truck operator for much of his life, he will be remembered for his love of life and as a person that took care of business. Mr. Glasco loved his children and encouraged them to stay strong, keep going and to live life. He will be greatly missed.Memories will be shared by his children, Jessica Glasco of Anniston, AL, Jonathan Glasco and Nick Glasco of Ripley; and two sisters, Betty Jo Norman and Linda Wilbanks of Ripley. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Glasco.A private family service is planned and arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Wayne Glasco, please visit our floral store.
Judy Decanter ElliottMarch 7, 1956 ~ June 1, 2020On Monday evening, June 1, 2020, Judy Decanter Elliott, 64, lifelong resident of Ripley, departed this life at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following an extended illness. Judy was born March 7, 1956 in Tippah County, the daughter of the late Robert and Flora Leopard Decanter. She received her education at Ripley High School and in earlier years was employed as a Certified Nurse Assistant with Diversicare Health and Rehabilitation Center, formerly known as Ripley Manor. Judy was also employed as a truck operator for Big M and Cooper Trucking Companies before retiring. A Christian and affectionately known as “Mama Judy” to many, Judy was an active woman that loved life. She devoted herself to her family and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. Judy will be remembered for her fun wit, kind heart and was never hesitant to be firm when needed. Riding 4-wheelers, camping and sewing were favorite pastimes. A little lady with a big heart, Judy will be missed by all that knew and loved her.Memories will be shared by her husband, Tommy Elloitt of Ripley; two daughters, Angelia Akins (Barry) and Crystal Graves, both of Ripley; two sons, Glynn Ferris (Mandy) of New Albany, and Lee Elliott (Lacey) of Dumas; one brother, Marshall Decanter (Joyce) of Ripley; ten grandchildren, Dustin and Barrett Akins, Rob Akins (Courtney), Christopher Winter (Mikayla), Christy Smith (James), Ethan, Asher and Si Ferris, Makayla and Jaxson Elliott, and Brittney Parker (Shane); three honorary grandchildren, Lisa Smith (John), Eric Weaver and Mason Hill; and seven great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Danny Ray Decanter.Visitation will be Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 5-8:00 PM and also Thursday from 8:00 AM until service time at The Ripley Funeral Home. Funeral Services honoring the life of Judy will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 4, 2020 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Doc Shelton and Bro. Kenneth Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery near Ripley. The family request that memorials by directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Judy Decanter Elliott, please visit our floral store.
Saltillo MS
W E Pegues Funeral Directors – Saltillo
Robert SeymoreSeptember 17, 1944 – May 29, 2020Robert Steve Seymore, 75, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center. A native and life-long resident of Shannon, he was born, September 17, 1944 to Steve and Dorothy Price Seymore. For years, he worked as a supervisor with the Water and Gas Department with the town of Shannon. In 1968, he married Lois Gaines. Robert loved riding country roads, taking care of his cattle and especially spending time with his family. He was a member of Shannon First Baptist Church.Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lois Seymore of Shannon; two children, Robin Sellers and Bobby Seymore (Linda) all of Shannon; three grandchildren, Brooklyn Sellers (Robert Lukes) of Tupelo, Chase Seymore (Angel) and Nicholas Seymore (Delcie) all of Shannon; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Terry Seymore; two brothers, Milton and James Leonard Seymore; and son-in-law, Terry Sellers.Visitation will be from 1-4:00 pm Sunday, May 31, 2020 at W. E. Pegues-Tupelo. A private graveside service will be in Shannon Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com
Dennis HolmesJuly 2, 1964 – June 3, 2020Dennis Holmes, 55, passed Wednesday, June 3, 2020. He was born July 2, 1964 in Holly Springs to Lonnie and Margaret Feather Holmes. Dennis was the shipping and receiving supervisor for Limoss Manufacturing where he worked for the past eight years. He was a member of the Tupelo Church of God and the most important part of his life was his family. He enjoyed playing softball, rooting for the Memphis State Tigers, 70’s music, and baking. However he found great joy in taking care of his wife, brothers and sisters, and his mother. He dearly loved his mother. His “children” were his fur babies, Zoe, Gracie and Jake. His family remembers Dennis as a kind hearted man who will be greatly missed.Left behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 11½ years, Shana Holmes of Saltillo; his mother, Margaret Holmes of Potts Camp; two brothers, Garland Holmes (Debra) of Potts Camp, and Perry Homes of Mooreville; three sisters, Alicen Holmes of Ripley, Margaret Jo Christman of Potts Camp, and Dale McMillen (David) of Mantachie. He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie; and a sister-in-law, Rita Holmes.A service celebrating Dennis’ life will be at 2:00 pm Friday June 5, 2020 at the Tupelo Church of God with Pastor Jud Vowell officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 pm until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com
Tupelo MS
Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary – Tupelo
Dorothy Jean LongJune 17, 1944 – May 28, 2020Miss Dorothy Jean Long was born unto Tommie Long and Hattie (Clark) Long on June 17, 1944, in Lee County, MS. She departed this life, after an extended illness, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS on May 28, 2020. She was 75 years old. Dorothy accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Blackland Missionary Church where she sang in the choir for many years and remained a member until her death. She was employed for many years as a housekeeper at the Ramada Inn in Tupelo, MS until she retired. She was a person who loved people and she loved going to Church as often as she could. She loved quartet singing and one of her favorite songs was “When the Gates Swing Open” by Otis Clay. She will be remembered for sitting quietly in a chair watching her favorite Western movies on television.She leaves to cherish her sweet memories two sons, Steve (Debra) Morris of Verona, MS, Robert (Alison) Long of Amory, MS; three daughters, Patricia (Rick) Beckley of Tupelo, MS, Brenda Kaye (Rev. Fredrick) Orr, Louise (Harvey) Long of Verona, MS; one brother, Jimmy Lee Long of Verona, MS; two sisters, Ida Mae Morris of Tupelo, MS, Patsy (Willie) Gardner of Verona, MS; 20 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, five sisters, and one great-grandchild, Octavious R. Williams Jr. The family would like to thank the staff of North Mississippi Medical Center and the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care in Tupelo, MS for their kindness and care for Miss Dorothy during her time of illness.A private service is planned.
Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo
Rev. Truman ThompsonJune 8, 1945 ~ May 30, 2020One of God’s choice servants, Rev. Edward Truman Thompson, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at his residence from an apparent massive heart attack. He was 74 years old. Born June 8, 1945 in Artesia, MS to the late Frank Higdon and Pearl Shook Thompson, Truman grew up there and attended the public schools. Blessed with a sharp, analytical mind, better than average resolve, and a singing voice that was “heavenly,” Truman managed to work his way through Mississippi State University receiving a BA degree in music education. He married his sweetheart and best friend, Linda Chaney, in Nettleton on June 6, 1965, and they would have celebrated 55 years on Saturday. A deeply patriotic American, General Truman Thompson was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Army immediately after completing ROTC at MSU where he served first as an Armor Officer. He then got a MA in Music Education from the New Orleans Baptist Seminary in hopes of being a chaplain. However, this called for a divinity degree, so he returned to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY after serving in the ministry of music and youth for seven years. He finished his full military career as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army and Mississippi Air National Guard, ultimately achieving the rank of Brigadier General after 34 years active service, retiring in 2005. He served in KY, TX, NJ, South Korea, and Germany. All the while, he preached in predominately Baptist churches in Mississippi, Kentucky, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida before affiliating with the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served several United Methodist congregations and was currently serving as pastor at Hebron UMC in Saltillo. Truman enjoyed gardening and working in the yard, delighting in the beauty of the land and the wonder of God’s creation. He was an excellent cook, which allowed him to truly appreciate the culinary efforts of others. His was always the “prettiest plate” at the table, and he took the longest time at the table to savor it. Truman loved music, having started his career in the ministry as a church musician. He had a photogenic memory that included a mental card catalog containing a song lyric for at least one sentence in every conversation, including silly songs that his children insisted could not possibly have been recorded, yet they were. He had a soft spot for children and animals, and those who, due to circumstances beyond their control, were doing the best they could. Rev. Thompson was an extraordinary person who saw the good in all, believed in second chances, and had the spiritual gift of loving others equally, rich or poor. His legacy will be that of love for God, country, justice, fairness, equality, football, popcorn and Coca Cola, movies where good triumphed over evil, Louis L’Amour westerns, Marty Robbins cowboy ballads, a meaningful conversation, a redeemed soul, but most of all, his family.Truman leaves behind a grateful family which includes his wife, Linda Chaney Thompson of Nettleton; his daughter, Terrie Leigh Thompson of Springhill, TN; and son LTC Edward T. Thompson, II and wife Shayna, presently stationed in Germany; his grandchildren, Olivia Livaudais, Sophia Livaudais, Eliza Jane Thompson, Madelyn Thompson, and Abigail Thompson; a sister, Joan Landford (Aubrey) of  Artesia, MS; a brother, Thomas Thompson (Jackie) of Daphne, AL; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and his constant loving companion, his dog Xena. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Thompson; and a grandson, Ivan Thompson.The family asks that you respect their wishes for a private family-only service due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A Service of Death and Resurrection with full military honors will be announced at a later date and will include a public visitation. Those wishing to encourage the family may do so by emailing hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net. For those who might want to view the private service, they may go to www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming, where it will be permanently archived. Memorials may be made to the Tupelo/Lee Humane Shelter, PO Box 2143, Tupelo MS 38803, or to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, 44900 Prentice Dr, Dulles VA 20166 for the purpose of funding education for the children of disabled, wounded, or deceased members of the military.
Selma NicholsonDecember 6, 1922 ~ May 30, 2020 We lost our beloved mother, Selma Nicholson, who passed away at the Shearer-Richardson Memorial Nursing Home in Okolona, MS at the age of 97. She was born on December 6, 1922 in Carbon Hill, Alabama to Henry McRae and Cynthia Ollie Jane Clark McRae. She attended school in New Castle, AL and married Glenn Nick Nicholson and lived in Nettleton, MS. They later moved to Okolona where they made their home for the rest of their lives. In her earlier life she worked picking cotton. She also worked at the ammunition plant in Prairie, MS during World War II and later Delmeade Slack Mfg for 18 years. Her last employment was at the Chickasaw County Court House until she retired at the age of 77. She loved working in her flower and vegetable garden, and won The Yard of the Month on several occasions for having the most beautiful flowers in Okolona.She is survived by two sons, Danny Nicholson and wife, Rebecca of Houlka, MS, H.L. Nicholson and wife Dorothy of Athens, AL; and one daughter, Brenda Stacey of Birmingham, AL; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and one great great grandchild due in the Fall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Nicholson; three brothers, Grafton McRae, James McRae, and Vernon McRae; two sisters, Opal Carter and Mary Ruth Lawley; and one son-in-law, Richard Burt Stacey.A celebration of life service will be at 3:00 PM, Tuesday June 2, 2020 in the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Minister David Sullivan and Bro. Rick Ball officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 PM to service time only. A graveside service will follow at Mullins Cemetery in Nettleton. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Barry Nicholson, Brandon Stacey, and grandson-in-law, Jeff McPeters and great-grandsons, Chase Hester, Landon Nicholson and Jake Nicholson. Honorary pallbearer will be Minister David Sullivan. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net or e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Lottie (Brown) PoseyDecember 8, 1911 ~ June 1, 2020 A warm, wonderful lady of grace, dignity and strength departed this life at the ripe old age of 108 on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Tupelo Health and Rehabilitation Center. Lottie Brown Posey was born in the Union Community of Lee County south of Plantersville on December 8, l911 to the late Albert and Maud Smith Brown, area pioneers. She lived many years in the Union Community on the Brown family land before moving to Tupelo in 1946. She married into the venerable Lee County pioneer Posey family, of which all the children were so named after Shakespearian characters. Tulane Elzie Posey, Sr. became her husband on September 17, 1929. He passed away in 1973. “Miss” Lottie, actually named by birth as Anna Laurie Brown, did not like the kids mimicking her name as she attended the McGaughy School and convinced her parents to just call her Lottie Brown, which they obliged. She grew up farming with the family, tending livestock and fully understanding the value of hard work, enterprise, community and family. She became the alterations lady/seamstress at Black’s Department Store in downtown Tupelo in 1961, a job she held until she retired in 2002 at age 91, walking on foot to the job from West Jackson St. virtually every day. Miss Lottie loved Lee County and was particularly a significant historian with brilliant knowledge of the history of and families in and near the Union Community south of Plantersville. She would tell with fondness and renewed resolve how families struggled in the early 20th Century and beyond yet how they bonded together on Sundays amid their struggles at the Union Methodist Church, which alternated services with the Presbyterians, Baptists and other faiths. After relocating to Tupelo, she and Mr. Posey became members of the newly formed Calvary Mission Church, now Calvary Baptist Church. Loving music and being a learned pianist, she was the founding pianist at Calvary. Her faith was always solid and well founded and she worked the nursery at Calvary for several decades. Miss Lottie had many friends and was beloved by her four children and their offspring and will be sorely missed but fondly remembered the whole of their lives.Miss Lottie was blessed with four children, Judge Tulane E. Posey, Jr. (deceased), Gwendolyn Posey of Ellisville, MS, Mickey Posey of College Station, TX, and Carolyn Posey Asters (John Thomas Asters) of Martin, GA; daughter-in-law Helen Posey of the Union Community; nine grandchildren, Terri Berryhill (Gwin), Melony Posey, Lisa Posey Barrett (Ronnie), Lane Posey (Cheryl), Michelle Posey Crookshanks (Gene), Marilyn Posey Burnett (Darryl), Jason Asteros (Marie), Jonica Asteros (Tom), and Blakely Asteros (Tatiana); 20 great-grandchildren, Melissa Berryhill Crawford (Chris), Timothy Berryhill, Emily Crookshanks, Sam Crookshanks, Analise Burnett, Mason Burnett, Bethany Burnett, Amanda Armas (Omar), Brianna Barrett, Jessica Barrett, Emily Barrett, Tulane Posey IV (Morgan), Peyton Posey, John Oliver Cook, Lucie Cook, Madeleine Cook, Annaly Asteros, Juliette Asteros, Milo Asteros, and Aiko Asteros; and eight great-great-grandchildren, Zach Crawford, Will Crawford, Ella Crawford, Tori Armas, Lila Armas, Ivy Armas, Tulane Posey V, and Libby Armstrong.A private family-only celebration of life service will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 5, 2020 in the Tupelo Chapel with burial to follow at Tupelo Memorial Park. Her nephew, Rev. Bobby Posey, will officiate. There will be a public visitation at the funeral home from 10:00 AM till service time only. Family and guests are asked to wear masks under the guidelines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be serving the Posey family at this time of their matriarch’s home-going. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, PO Box 1008, Tupelo, MS 38802. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net. The family expresses gratitude to the staff at Tupelo Health and Rehab for their loving care in the last years of her life.
James Thomas Fowler, Sr.June 28, 1934 ~ June 1, 2020James Thomas Fowler, Sr., 85, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at Tupelo Health and Rehabilitation. He was born in Nettleton, Mississippi on June 28, 1934 to James William “Bill” Fowler and Gladys McCaskill Fowler. James served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1959. Living in Lee County most of his life, he worked as office manager for Foster Beverage Company for many years. He loved to fish and his grandchildren were his world.Survivors include his wife, Annette Post Fowler of Tupelo Health and Rehabilitation; his son, Jim Fowler and his wife, Renee of Plantersville; two grandchildren, Michael Fowler, and Cory Fowler; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Fowler, Brooke Fowler, and Brandon Fowler; three great-great-grandchildren, Liam, James, and Ellie.  He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of Jim, Elmonta Alred Fowler; and one brother, Bobby Fowler.A private family visitation will be at 2:00 pm and service at 3:00 pm Wednesday June 3, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Danny Balint officiating. Private burial will follow in Union Cemetery south of Plantersville. Honorary pallbearers will be all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Memorials in memory of James may be sent to First Baptist Church, PO Box 487, Plantersville, MS 38862. Condolences to the family may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed on www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming, where it will be permanently archived.
Arlene (Miller) FousheeAugust 7, 1931 ~ June 3, 2020Arlene Opal Miller Foushee, 88, passed away at the Hospice Unit of North Mississippi Medical Center on June 3, 2020 after a month long illness. Arlene, a strong, independent soul, was born in Decatur, Illinois on August 7, 1931. She was the daughter of Joseph Franklin Miller and Violet Carmen Lindsay Miller. She married Brice Lee Foushee in St. Louis, Missouri on November 8, 1952. Arlene attended Bradley University and St. Johns School of X-Ray where she received her associate’s degree in radiologic technology. She and Brice eventually settled in Tupelo where they made their home and raised their children. She worked many years as the Radiological Technologist for Dr. Houston Franks. Arlene was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where she was involved with the Spirit of Women Group and other activities. She volunteered for the Sanctuary Hospice Auxiliary and was a life member of three Radiologic Technological groups: MSRT, ASRT, and ARRT. Arlene was a pioneer in her field and helped start and operate Tupelo’s first Mammogram Registry. She enjoyed sewing, reading, outdoor recreation, and fishing.Arlene leaves behind her children, Christy Easterling of Tupelo, MS, Carolyn Lee Bryant (Kenny) of Thaxton, and David Brice Foushee (Jody) of Seminole, FL; her ten grandchildren, Ashley Ray (Ben) of Kingsley, Iowa, Brandon Ray (Amanda) of Bentonville, AR, Kathryn Vickers (Colby) of Serepta, MS, Nick Bryant (Kristen) of Fulton, Brice Foushee (Ashley) of Palm Harbor, FL, Loren Foushee (Kaitlin) of Fort Myers, FL, Brittany Phillips of St. Petersburg, FL, Brett Phillips (Bri Marie) of Largo, FL, Cole Williams of Brandon, MS, and John Thomas Williams of Brandon, MS; six great-grandchildren, Grayson and Lily Palmer, Ayden Hester, Ryder Vickers, and Hank and Hagen Vickers; and two sisters-in-law, Beverly Miller of Pittsburgh, PA, and Mary Miller of Springfield, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Brice, who passed away on June 12, 2008; three sisters, Glenda Ryan, Lovetta Nason, and Diane Brown; two brothers, Joe Miller, and Darrel Miller; and a son-in-law, Freddy Easterling.A private family service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Rob Gill officiating. Private burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Tim Ray, Andy Robison, and grandsons, Brandon, Brice, Loren and Brett. Holland-Tupelo Chapel is honored to serve their friends. Memorials may be made to St Luke UMC, 1400 Clayton Ave, Tupelo, MS 38804, or to Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802. The family requests that you follow Covid-19 guidelines as you visit. Those who wish to honor Arlene’s life can send condolences to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net or watch the service at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming, where it will be permanently archived.
Lee Memorial Funeral Home – Tupelo
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N L Jones Funeral Directors – Tupelo
Esther Howell1931 – May 29, 2020Ms. Esther Howell, 89, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at her home.Graveside Services will be Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 11:00 am at Verona Cemetery in Verona, MS. Pastor Jeffrey Daniels, Officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.nljonesandsons.com or on Facebook at N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

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