Obituaries

HCN Regional Obituaries (June 19-25, 2020)

Baldwyn MS 
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Baldwyn
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Kesler Funeral Home Inc – Baldwyn
Nicole (Hopper) Taylor
March 12, 1978 ~ June 18, 2020
Nicole Hopper Taylor, 42, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She loved her career as a nurse. She enjoyed playing with her kids and her granddaughter, playing with her dogs, riding motorcycles, reading and she loved being a “Sidearm” to the Iron Warriors Tupelo Chapter.Nicole is survived by her husband, Brad Taylor of Marietta; her daughters, Siera Hopper, Maddi Taylor, and Molli Taylor of Marietta; her father, Johnny Hopper (Teresa) of Tiplersville; her mother, Athen Parks of Sherman; her sister, Dayna Armstrong (Justin) of Faulkner; her grandparents, B.R. and Jamie Hopper of Tiplersville; her uncle and aunt, David and Susie Hopper of Tiplersville; and most importantly, her granddaughter, “NeNe’s Angel Baby” Harleigh Kate Hopper. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ann O’Kelley, and her grandfather, Charles Stokes.Visitation will be 5-8:00 pm Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Kesler Funeral Home. Services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, June 21, 2020 in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Crabb and Bro. Bo Rucker officiating. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery in Tiplersville. Pallbearers are Thomas Hammock, Tom Lilly, Ken Alexander, Kevin Thomas, Jeff Charles, Justin Moreland, and Trip and Linda Lomenick. Honorary pallbearers are the Tupelo Iron Warriors and Sidearms. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nicole (Hopper) Taylor, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome.com/obituary/Nicole-Taylor
Sharon Kaase Cooley
January 7, 1943 ~ June 21, 2020
 Sharon Kaase Cooley, 77, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a retired nurse. She enjoyed gardening, watching Days of Our Lives and game shows and she loved animals.She is survived by her sons, Matthew Dean (Stephanie) of Baldwyn and Mark Dean (Renee) of Mantachie; her daughter, Melita Dean of Baldwyn; her brothers, Norman Holmes (Anna) of TX, and Rennie Holmes (Barbara) of IL; her grandchildren, Tiffany Downing (Chris), Jenna Sterling (Robert), Marc Stout (Susan), Jennifer Dean, Jade Nesbit, Joseph Conley (Tahlia) and Sharon Large (Tyler); and a host of great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill Holmes and Loyd Holmes; and her sisters, Leota Ethridge, Gloria Martinez and Jackie Beggs.There will be no services at this time. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sharon Kaase Cooley, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome.com/obituary/Sharon-KaaseCooley
Shawn Johnson
May 18, 1963 ~ June 21, 2020
Shawn Johnson, 57, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at his home in Tupelo. He enjoyed hiking and fishing.He is survived by his son, Andrew Johnson of Saltillo; his daughter, Shea Johnson of Saltillo; his brother, Sherwood Johnson of Tupelo; his sister, Sachia Gunter (David) of Jackson, TN; his mother, Geraldine Johnson of Tupelo; his grandson, Brody Hopkins of Saltillo; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Johnson, and his sister, Tammy Meeks.Graveside services will be 6:00 pm Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Gilvo Cemetery. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shawn Johnson, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome.com/obituary/Shawn-Johnson
Hansel David Owens
February 27, 1943 ~ June 23, 2020
Hansel David Owens, 77, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a painter by trade. He enjoyed being with his family and playing dominoes. David was the eighth of twelve children in his family.David is survived by his children, Laura, Little David, Audry, Darrell, Wesley and Christy; his sister, Nadine Wagner; and his brothers, JR, Joe, Larry and Butch Owens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hansel and Anne Lee Owens; his sister, Christine Passmore; and his brothers, Cliff, Alvin, Carmon, Billy and Gene Owens.Visitation will be 10:00 am until service time at 12:00 pm Thursday, June 25, 2020 in the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Shook officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Hansel David Owens, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome.com/obituary/HanselDavid-Owens
Waters Funeral Home Inc – Baldwyn
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Booneville MS
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Booneville
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Booneville Funeral Home – Booneville
Freddie Louise Kolb
December 23, 1927 – June 21, 2020
Freddie Louise Clayton Kolb, 92, departed from this life Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her home in Blue Springs. She was born in the Liberty Community on December, 23, 1927 to Walter F. Clayton and Fannie I. Wilder Clayton. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church.She is survived by her daughter, Janie Kolb-Vinson of Blue Springs; a son, Randy Kolb (Betty) of New Albany; two granddaughters, Brandy Kolb of Tupelo and Rachel Kolb Murphree (Shane) of New Albany; three great-granddaughters, Reagan Vinson, Rachel Katherine Smith, and Molly Caroline Murphree; and one great-grandson, Clayton Murphree. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 70 years, Ralph E. Kolb; sisters, Mattie Lee Clayton Littlejohn and Dorothy Mae Clayton Freeman; and a grandson, Brad Vinson. The family would like to thank Home Care Hospice for their kindness and caring of Freddie during her last days and in particular Farrah Hawkins, Brandon Beck and Annie Leseuer. They were a Godsent. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at New Harmony Baptist Church in Blue Springs, with Rev. Randy Kolb officiating. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Baptist Children’s Village, PO Box 27, Clinton MS 39060-0027.Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15. Condolences may be extended to the family at boonevillefuneralhome.net/. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Freddie Louise Kolb please visit our Sympathy Store.
McMillan Funeral Home – Booneville
Martha White
April 18, 1940 – June 24, 2020
Martha Ruth Sansom White, wife, mother, g-mama, sister, aunt and friend, departed her earthly life surrounded by her family in her home of forty five years. She was born on April 18, 1940 to her loving parents and teachers, Russell Tilden and Idelle Gray Sansom. She was the first born of three girls. She traveled around with her family and was well loved by all who knew her. She attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where she met and fell in love with the love of her life, Bill White. They were married on May 12, 1962. They were blessed with two children, Rusty and Kristy. Bill and Martha happily lived together for 58 years. She worked various jobs until she began teaching at Itawamba Community College and then Northeast Community College. She retired after teaching 37 years from Northeast Community College.She is survived by her loving husband, William “Bill” Dyke White of Booneville; a son, John Russell White (Elizabeth) of Iuka, MS; a daughter, Kristy Moore Gibson of Starkville, MS; two sisters, Amye Fugate (Clyde) of Jackson, TN, and Shirley Mize of Thompson Station, TN; seven grandchildren, John Andrew White (Susie) of Ft. Benning, GA, Kathryn Moore Jordan (Matthew) of Eupora, MS, Kimberly Elizabeth Barker of Oxford, MS, Jonathon Carnell Moore (Laiken) of Brandon, MS, Alexander Reed White of Oxford, MS, Spencer James White and Henry Ellis White both of Iuka, MS; four great grandchildren, Ryan and Mason White of Fort Benning GA, and Bryson and Olivia Barker of Oxford, MS; one niece, Rachel Nanney (Jason) of Jackson TN; two nephews Leland K Mize (Amanda) and Lance A. Mize (Ary) both of Thompson Station, TN; and many loving friends.Due to the current health concerns, a private family service will be held at Carolina United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 27, 2020. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Carolina UMC, 2000 Ninth St, Booneville MS 38829; Shriner’s Hospitals; Gideon’s; or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com
Gerald Morgan
May 5, 1940 – June 24, 2020
Gerald E. Morgan, 80, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his home. He was born May 5, 1940. He served in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He owned and operated Booneville Shoe Store for 28 years. He attended Mt. Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church. He was member of the William Gray Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and Col. William P. Rogers Camp of The Sons of Confederate Veterans. He enjoyed working in his yard, flowers, horses (especially Tango), spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his great-granddaughter, Mia.He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Morgan; one son, Jerry Morgan; two daughters, Karen (Tim) Tucker and Susan (Mike) Bugg; six grandchildren, Kayla Tucker (Fiancée, Robin Corlett), Hunter Mooney, Mallory (Chase) Settlemires, Tyler Tucker, Alli Mooney (Fiancée, Blake Scott) and Justin Morgan; one great-granddaughter, Mia Morgan. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Morgan.A Celebration of Life service will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 27, 2020, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Jones officiating and Roy Gray delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Drive-thru visitation will be Friday from 5:00-7:00 PM and in person with state limits on Saturday from 12-1:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com
Corinth MS
Magnolia Funeral Home – Corinth
Margaret Phillips Mathis
January 4, 1931 – June 20, 2020
Margaret Elizabeth Phillips Mathis was born January 4, 1931 to the late Lois and Hoyle Phillips. She passed away peacefully at the Greenhouses in Tupelo early Saturday morning, June 20, 2020. Margaret moved with her family at a young age to Corinth where she attended Corinth Schools and graduated from Corinth High School in 1949. She then attended and graduated from Memphis State College with a degree in Education. Mrs. Mathis resided in Corinth for most of her life, raising a family of two boys and one girl while encouraging sports, music, crafts, and hobbies of all kinds. She enjoyed traveling with her family, gardening, and cooking. Several of her favorite recipes are still being used by family members today. Later in life, Mrs. Mathis relocated to Tupelo. She maintained a home there to be close to family while simultaneously serving, with great pride for 20 years, as a sorority/fraternity house mother for various universities across the southeast including Ole Miss, LSU, University of Alabama and Mississippi State. She is survived by her children Phil (Cindy) Mathis of Corinth, Mark Mathis of Corinth, Meg (Jon) Scales of Bessemer, AL; three grandchildren, Taylor (Kellie) Mathis of Tupelo, Ben Mathis of Nashville, TN, John (Betsy) Mathis of Tupelo; five great grandchildren, Morgan, Millie, Mary Phillips, Madeline, and Luke; and her beloved Yorkipoo, Punkin. A private family graveside service at Henry Cemetery is planned with Bro. Dennis Smith officiating. Magnolia Funeral Home will handle arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of your choice. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Margaret Phillips Mathis please visit our Sympathy Store. magnoliafuneralhome.net
Freddy Brooks Phillips
September 26, 1947 – June 21, 2020
Freddy Brooks Phillips, 72, of Corinth, MS, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Alcorn County, MS on September 26, 1947 to the late H. Brooks & Beatrice Talley Phillips and graduated from Kossuth High School. Freddy was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and will forever be remembered in the hearts of those he loved. Those left to honor Freddy’s memory include his wife of 37 years, Sharon Phillips of Corinth; his children, Patti Bishop (David) of Corinth, John Phillips (Kelly) of Corinth, and Brooke Norris (Cory) of Selmer, TN; his grandchildren, Bradley Bishop (Lindsay), Brooks Bishop (Hannah), Lauren Phillips, Olivia Phillips, and Ella Norris; his great-grandchild, Griffin Bishop; his brother-in-law, Ray Church of Booneville; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parent,: H. Brooks and Beatrice Talley Phillips; his brother, Jimmy Phillips; his sister-in-law, Sandra Church; and by his father and mother-in-law, James and Lois Reed. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8:00 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Magnolia Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 officiated by Bro. Charlie Cooper. A eulogy will be offered by Cedric Clark. Pallbearers include Bradley Bishop, Brooks Bishop, Mike Phillips, Bill Phillips, Jr., Jake Moreland, and Eddie Talley. Honorary pallbearers include Johnny Haynie, Danny Cox, Lanny Braudway, Roy Albright, and Buddy Ayers. Magnolia Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome.nethttps://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/CZGC3YQZG7JBMKBG. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Freddy Brooks Phillips please visit our Sympathy Store.
Toni Garcia O’Bannon
February 8, 1968 – June 22, 2020
Toni Garcia O’Bannon, 52 of Corinth, MS, passed away Monday June 22, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. O’Bannon was born February 8, 1968 in Memphis, TN to Phil Garcia, Jr. and Nancy Carol O’Connor Garcia. She was an office manager. Toni is survived by her son, Phil Joseph Parsons of Booneville, MS; her daughters, Kathryn Carol O’Bannon of Farmington, MS and Jamie Nicole O’Bannon of Farmington, MS; two grandchildren, Violet Mae Wallis and Elijah Wyatt Patterson; her father, Phil Garcia, Jr. of Southaven, MS; her mother, Nancy Carol Garcia of Theo, MS; other relatives and a host of friends. There will be a private family visitation and service for Mrs. O’Bannon. Bro. Warren Jones will officiate the service. A public graveside service will be Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 12:30 PM at Oaks Hill Cemetery in Corinth. The family encourages anyone who would like to attend. Pallbearers will be Putt Cunningham, Kyle Graves, Colton Ashcraft, Chris Bradley, Jack Walters and David Munsey. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Toni Garcia O’Bannon. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Toni Garcia O’Bannon please visit our Sympathy Store. magnoliafuneralhome.net
Thelma Holder Parvin
September 25, 1937 – June 22, 2020
Thelma Holder Parvin, 82, of Glen, MS, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020, at her residence in Glen, MS. She was born on September 25, 1937, to the late Willie Denier and Mattie Carter Holder. Thelma was a homemaker, a beloved member of Glendale Baptist Church and will forever be remembered in the hearts she loved. Those left to honor Thelma’s memory are her son Lynn Parvin (Lisa) of Corinth; daughter Lisa Parvin Phelps (Brian) of Glen, MS; three grandchildren, Summer Parvin, Callie Stricklin (Koty), and Carlie Phelps; four great-grandchildren, Cobey Parvin, Tynlee Johnson, Kaj Johnson, and Stanton South Johnson; and by her sister Earnestine Fowler of Corinth. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Tommie Lee Parvin; her father and mother, Willie Denier and Mattie Carter Holder; brothers, James Holder, Freeman Holder, C.L. Holder, and W.D. Holder; and sisters, Mae Blakney, Reba Thorn, and Imogene Jones. There will be a drive-in funeral service broadcast on 100.7 FM at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Glendale Baptist Church with Bro. Jon Haimes officiating. Interment will be at the Glendale Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sammy Thorn, Koty Stricklin, Mike Morgan, Stacy Stewart, Tyler Ashcraft, and Steve Little. Magnolia Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome.net.  To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Thelma Holder Parvin please visit our Sympathy Store. 
McPeters Funeral Home – Corinth
Mary Ethelee Morris
September 19, 1930 – June 19, 2020
Mary Ethelee King Morris, 89 years of age, formerly of Corinth, MS passed away peacefully at The Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro, TN on June 19, 2020. She was born September 29, 1930 to Leslie Martin and Bertha Inez Bowers King in Alcorn County, Mississippi. Mary married the love of her life, Barney Worth Morris, on February 9, 1951. She received her graduate degree from Mississippi State University and her master’s in education from Indiana State University and taught school in both Indiana and Mississippi for 40+ years. She was beloved and respected by her fellow teachers and students. To this day, former students still ask about their favorite teacher and love to share memories. Mary was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and attended Clear Creek Church of Christ. She loved to sew, garden and cook. She received recognition for her wonderful cooking talents in local magazines. Her passion for basketball, starting in high school, earned her athletic scholarships to college. They enjoyed their summers in Northern Minnesota, spending time with their family, going out for evening pontoon rides, dad fishing, and mom visiting with the other women at the resort. She enjoyed her traveling adventures with her daughters to Hawaii, California, to British Columbia, as well as locations around the United States.Mary is survived by her daughters, Pattie Reiplinger (Tim), and Dana Morris; son, Jeff Morris; grandchildren, Tim Reiplinger (Kristy), Jason Reiplinger (Laurie), Ryan Reiplinger (Amanda); Maggie Buckanaga; Christy Bath (Aaron), Jamie Morris; sister, Barbara Herman Lundgren; numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mary took her last breath with her daughters by her side reading Bible scriptures and sharing memories, holding her hand and gently rubbing her cheek with what was a noticeably slight smile on her face. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Barney Worth Morris; parents, Les and Inez King; her brothers, Sidney King and Hayward King; and her sister, Martha Little.Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020 at McPeters Funeral Directors in Corinth, MS. The visitation will be at 11:00 am to when the service starts at 1:00 with Duane Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth National Cemetery. Because of the Covid virus, we understand you may be uncomfortable attending and just ask that you keep Mary Ethelee Morris in your heart and say a prayer for her on Saturday. www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com
Gerald Cranford
January 17, 1940 – June 21, 2020
Gerald Cranford, age 80, of Corinth, Mississippi passed away on Sunday June 21, 2020. Gerald was born January 17, 1940.Funeral services for Gerald will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Henry Cemetery, 2101 N Polk St, Corinth, Mississippi 38834-2107. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com for the Cranford family.
Memorial Funeral Home – Corinth
Martha Lopez
February 2, 1948 – June 23, 2020
Martha Lorene Smith Lopez passed away June 23, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, TN. She was born February 2, 1948 in Walnut, MS to the late Robert S. Smith and Lela Fiveash Barnes. She was a retired CNA at MS Care Center for many years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.She is survived by her daughter, Carol Hutcheson (Ronnie); son, Chris Gibson; brothers, James Smith (Mary), Faron Smith, Steven Harris (Shelby); sisters, Judy Gifford (Dave), Neva Pilgrim (Charlie); grandchildren, Colby Hutcheson, Colton Hutcheson, Dalton Gibson; great grandchildren, Nora and Natalie Hutcheson. She was preceded in death by her parents; and nephew, Josh Smith.A gathering for family and friends will be held Thursday, June 25, 2020. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialcorinth.com for the Lopez family. Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home.
Anthony Thrasher
August 22, 1964 – June 23, 2020
Anthony Lane Thrasher, 55, of Corinth, Mississippi passed away on Tuesday June 23, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born August 22, 1964. Anthony was a graduate of Corinth High School. He was an avid Auburn Tiger fan. He was a former long time employee of Long Wholesale. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He loved cooking delicious southern meals for his family and was especially proud of his vegetable stew. He loved to grill outside and would make sure to feed any stray dogs that visited. He took wonderful care of his beloved mother Ray, and they enjoyed watching wrestling on Monday nights. He had a lifelong dream of one day living in California. On most evenings you would find him relaxing on his porch, listening to music and talking to Mia or Ian. Anthony was a very funny man who loved to keep everyone laughing. He will be greatly missed.He is survived by his daughter, Mia Sweat; mother, Rathelene Thrasher; brothers, Mike Thrasher (Maria), Larry Thrasher (Beverly); sisters, Shalania Isbell, Talesha Mitchell; granddaughter, Jaidyn Thrasher; special nephews, Chad, Chris and Brandon Mitchell; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Thrasher, and son Brennen Thrasher.A visitation with social distancing for Anthony will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM at Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a celebration of life at 3:00 PM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialcorinth.com for the Thrasher family.
Frances Earlene Green
October 4, 1931 – June 24, 2020
Frances Earlene Lambert Green, 88, passed away June 24, 2020 at NMMC in Amory, MS. She was born October 4, 1931 in Iuka, MS to the late William and Annie Lou Lambert. She was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.She is survived by her sons, Terry Keith Green (Glenda) and David Green (Percilla); grandchildren, Brian Green, Autumn Ellis, Ashley Bowen, Jeff Green; seven great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Green; parents; sister, Louise South; brothers, Charles Lambert, Clifford Lambert, and Calvin Lambert.Graveside Services are set for 1:00 pm. Friday June 27, 2020 at Magnolia Gardens with Bro. Kara Blackard officiating. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialcorinth.com for the Green family. Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home.
Terry Mayfield
September 24, 1957 – June 23, 2020
Terry Mayfield, 62, passed away on June 23, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born in Corinth on September 24, 1957 to the late James and Shirley Wooten Mayfield. He worked for the railroad and most recently for BNSF Railroad where he retired. Terry loved to fish, spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debra Mayfield; sons, Daniel Mayfield (Tiffany) and Eric Mayfield (Sara); grandchildren, Scarlett and Braiden; brothers, Larry Mayfield, Ronnie Mayfield (Naomi) and Paul Mayfield (Charlotte); and a host of nieces nephews family and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Mayfield.Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM. Services to celebrate the life of Terry Mayfield will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Indian Creek Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mayfield family. Online condolences can be left at www.MemorialCorinth.com
Holly Springs MS
Holly Springs Funeral Home – Holly Springs
Charlie Coleman Clifton
August 28, 1950 –  June 21, 2020
Charlie Coleman Clifton, 69, passed away June 21, 2020 at Methodist Hospital, Olive Branch, MS. Mr. Clifton was born August 28, 1950 to Henry Chopin Clifton and Marjorie Perkins Clifton in Holly Springs, MS. Mr Clifton worked as a Maintenance Supervisor and was a Baptist. Mr. Clifton was a U.S. Army Veteran.Mr,Clifton is survived by his mother, Marjorie Clifton of Holly Springs, MS; his wife, Barbara Clifton of Holly Springs, MS; his son, Michael Clifton (Kelly) of Holly Springs, MS; three brothers, Jerry Clifton of Ashland, MS, Ward Clifton of Potts Camp, MS and Ricky Clifton of Hickory Flat, MS; and two grandchildren, Charles Reagan Clifton and Sally Miles Clifton. Mr, Clifton was preceded in death by his daughter, Marsha Camile Clifton, father Henry Clifton and sister, Wilma McGreger.There will be a visitation Wednesday evening June 24, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held June 25, 2020 at 11:00 am at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery. hsfuneralhome.com
JF Brittenum and Son Funeral Home – Holly Springs
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Serenity-Autry Funeral Home – Holly Springs
Mary Lee (Busby) Bumpas
March 12, 1945 ~ June 20, 2020 
Mrs. Mary Lee Busby Bumpas, 75, transitioned on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs, MS. She was born on March 12, 1945 to Fate and Lula Busby in Desoto County, MS. She was the widow of Russell Bumpas. Mrs. Bumpas is survived by her sister, Letha M. Brandon; and two brothers, Phillip Busby of Byhalia, MS, and Doyle Busby of Holly Springs, MS; as well as step grandchildren, great grandchildren, other family members, and many dear friends from Church. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. In addition to her husban, she also had seven brothers and sisters that passed away before her; sisters, Clarene, Cecil Mae, Connie Faye; and brothers, Genie, Rosie, William, and Carlee. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 1:00 pm until time of service at Evangel Full Gospel Assembly, 766 Evangel Rd, Holly Springs MS 38635. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm at the church. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Lee (Busby) Bumpas, please visit our floral store. For additional information please visit serenityfuneralhomeinc.com.
Earnestine Rogers
May 30, 1933 ~ June 21, 2020
Ms. Earnestine Rogers, 87, transitioned on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at her residence in Water Valley, MS.A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of the arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Earnestine Rogers, please visit our floral store. For additional information please visit serenityfuneralhomeinc.com.
Mother Lukie Hill
April 6, 1935 ~ June 23, 2020
Mother Lukie Hill, 85, transitioned on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at her residence in Ashland, MS.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs. For additional information please visit serenityfuneralhomeinc.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mother Lukie Hill, please visit our floral store.
Houston MS
Houston Funeral Home – Houston
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Memorial Funeral Home – Houston
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Southern Funeral Chapel – Houston
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New Albany MS
Glenfield Funeral Home – New Albany
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New Albany Funerals and Cremations – New Albany
Daniel Madison “Danny” ThompsonNovember 29, 1962 ~ June 22, 2020Daniel Madison “Danny” Thompson, 57, passed away on Monday June 22, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care. For more information please contact nafuneralsandcremations.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Daniel Madison “Danny” Thompson, please visit our floral store.
Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Inc – New Albany
Stephen Price “Steve” Livingston, Sr.July 9, 1948 ~ June 19, 2020 Former Municipal Judge and Attorney-at- Law, Stephen Price  “Steve” Livingston, Sr., 71, went to heaven on June 19, 2020 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS. He was surrounded by family. Steve was a lifelong resident of New Albany, MS where he retired in December of 2018 from practicing law. In addition to serving as Municipal Judge, he also served the community as a Youth Court Officer, Public Defender, and Bankruptcy Trustee. He served as President of the Union County Bar Association and was a Paul Harris Fellow of the New Albany Rotary Club and served as a Boy Scout Leader for both his sons and their friends. Steve graduated from W.P. Daniel High School in New Albany in 1966 and then earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Mississippi, followed by a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1972. Livingston also served others with his gift of music for over 50 years as a vocalist, bass player, and keyboard player. Steve and fellow classmates started a band (The Dukes) in late middle/early high school and won a talent contest at the Mid-South Fair that earned them a spot on the Ted Mac Amateur Hour TV show. Steve has been playing in Rock and Roll bands ever since. He was a founding member of the Paul Rainey Band, a multi-talented, powerful Rhythm and Blues Band that traveled and played gigs all throughout the Mid-South. Steve loved his family and was much loved by them, especially his two grandchildren who brought him tremendous joy and laughter. “Grandaddy Steve,” “Daddy,” “Fattie Mattie,” “Dad,” “Stevie,” “Lickey,” and “Judge” were just a few of the names he was known by. He was known for his sense of humor, story-telling, work ethic, service to others, intelligence, integrity and fairness. He was a movie, food, music and history enthusiast and loved Ole Miss sports. He had a hard time saying anything negative about the Rebs. In his younger years, he was a certified scuba diver and loved to travel to Belize and the Caribbean. He was also an avid reader and excellent cook.Livingston is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Patsy Provence Livingston; his daughter; Amy; his son, Price and wife, Jennifer; his son, Hays and wife Mackenzie; grandchildren, Beckett and River; brother, Joe (Christy); sisters, Priscilla (Jon), and Nancy (Charles); and many cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Hays Livingston; his father, Price South Livingston (Doc); his sister-in-law, Glenda Provence Conlee; brothers-in-law, Dean, Jerry, Donny and Tad; and his dogs, Trapper and Jack.The Livingston Family is very grateful to Baptist Hospital New Albany, Dr. H.F. Mason, Janice Judon, Jan Davis, Laurie Gafford Ledbetter, and countless others for the excellent care we have received the last several months. Steve will be cremated and buried with other family members at Vista Memorial Park, 700 Hwy 15 S, New Albany, MS 38652 on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at a graveside ceremony at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Endowment for Excellence in Education; or the First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home will be assisting the family with arrangements. For additional information please visit serenityfuneralhomeinc.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Judge Stephen Price “Steve” Livingston, Sr., please visit our floral store. 
Rose Mary (Fitzpatrick) HughesSeptember 23, 1964 ~ June 22, 2020Mrs. Rose Mary Hughes, 55, transitioned on Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS. She was surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born to the union of Brazil and Dorothy Fitzpatrick on September 23, 1964, in New Albany, MS. She was the seventh of nine children. She graduated from W.P. Daniel High School, where she was a member of the Homecoming Court and Class Favorites. Rose was united in holy matrimony to Larry Hughes in 1988. They were married for thirty-one years. To their union, two children were born, Brittany and Thorence. Rose was employed at Piper Impact for eighteen years.Rose leaves to celebrate her life and memories her husband, Larry; children, Brittany and Thorence and the light of her life, her grandson, Braylen. She also leaves behind her siblings, brother, Brazil Fitzpatrick; sisters, Brenda Broughton (Al), and Deborah Shackelford; her mother-in-law, Alma Hughes; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, brothers and sisters-in-law; as well as her nurses, doctors, and caregivers. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Brazil and Dorothy Fitzpatrick; and siblings, David Fitzpatrick, Kathy Fitzpatrick, Darlene Woods, Daphne Kimmons and Sarah Fitzpatrick.Visitation will be Sunday June 28, 12:00-2:30 pm at Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Chapel, New Albany, MS. A Private Graveside Service will follow. Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements. For additional information please visit serenityfuneralhomeinc.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rose Mary (Fitzpatrick) Hughes, please visit our floral store.
United Funeral Service – New Albany
Mary Ruth GrishamOctober 25, 1930 – June 20, 2020Mary Ruth Hardin Grisham, 89, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Traceway Cedars Health Center in Tupelo. She was born on October 25,1930 in Etta, MS to the late Harvey and Ellie Roby Hardin. Mrs. Mary Ruth was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Myrtle, MS and later in life attended Open Door in Fulton, MS. She loved Jesus and was a prayer warrior for her family and anyone with needs. She led a simple life by enjoying the preaching and reading of God’s word each day. She loved spending time with one of her care-givers, Peggy Welch, who became like family. She loved all her children and grandchildren dearly. She was retired from the furniture industry.She is survived by two daughters, Linda Rattine (Fred), Evelyn Wages (Robert); one daughter-in-law, Ruthie Grisham; three grandchildren, Brian Grisham (Jeannie), Barry Grisham (Becky), Blake Wages; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Troy Grisham; one son, Lamar Grisham; one daughter, Hilda Grisham; three sisters; and one brother.Graveside services will be Monday, June 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Ingomar Cemetery, 255 County Rd, New Albany in Union County with Bro. Shane Ray officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until service time at 2:00 pm at the cemetery. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Gideon’s International, PO Box 140800, Nashville TN 37214. unitedfuneralservice.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Ruth Grisham please visit our Sympathy Store.
Linda GarrisonNovember 8, 1952 – June 22, 2020Linda Faye Garrison, 67, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born in Covington, TN on November 8, 1952 to the late Benjamin and Mittie Lessell Grant.  Linda was a member of First Baptist Church in New Albany. She was self-employed in home decoration sales and in general construction. She loved to cook and travel.She is survived by her husband, Jerry W. Garrison; two daughters, Angela Garrison, and Ginger Garrison; one son, Dwayne Garrison; one grandson, Tyler Kennon; one great-grandson, Liam Kennon; two sisters, Paula Decanter, and Bernice Berkley; six brothers, Edward Grant, Mike Grant, John Grant, Robert Grant, Roger Grant, and Paul Dean Grant. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Virginia Grant; two brothers, Buddy Grant, and Hebert Grant.Visitation will be Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 pm at United Funeral Service in New Albany. Graveside services will be Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 11:00 am at Academy Baptist Church Cemetery located in Tippah County at 2251 County Rd 700, Blue Mountain MS 38610. Bro. Andrew Chesteen will be officiating. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. unitedfuneralservice.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Linda Garrison please visit our Sympathy Store.
Terry Lynn DeCanterSeptember 22, 1955 – June 24, 2020Terry Lynn DeCanter, 64, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Benton County. He was born September 22, 1955 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Alvise DeCanter and the late Opal Lollar. He was a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed working in construction. He loved his dad and his treasured grandbaby, Layla.He is survived by his wife, Sherry DeCanter; his father, Alvise DeCanter; one son, Terry DeCanter; two sisters, Debbie Hamblin (Jerry) and Peggy Brown; two brothers, Mickey DeCanter (Tanya) and Allen DeCanter; and three grandchildren, Daisy, Tyler and John.Graveside services will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Flat Rock Cemetery, Hwy 2, Blue Mtn, MS with Bro. Jason Howell officiating. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements. unitedfuneralservice.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Terry Lynn DeCanter please visit our Sympathy Store.
Mildred WeedenJanuary 1, 1922 – June 25, 2020Martha Mildred Berryhill Weeden passed away June 25, 2020, at the age of 98 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born January 28, 1922, in Union County to James Miller Berryhill and Cora E. Douell Berryhill. She graduated from Ingomar High School in 1939. She was a member of Fredonia Baptist Church for 70 years. She was a member of the Pontotoc Chapter of the Order of The Eastern Star.She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Joeanne Weeden and Sara Weeden of Ingomar; two sons, John F. Weeden (Ivy) of New Harmony, and Dr. Carl L. Weeden (Glynda) of Corinth. She also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, Jerry Weeden (Dianne), Terry Weeden (Betsy), Keith Weeden (Pam), Sonya Dendy (Glen), all of Ingomar, Tonya Weir (Bobby) of Jasonville, IN, Dr. Mike Weeden (June) and Ken Weeden (Amy) of Corinth, Carla D. Weeden of Sarasota, FL, Mark Weeden (Carla) of Tupelo, Jorja Weeden of New Harmony, Jenny Byrd (Jason) of Oxford, Jason Weeden (Cary), Jennifer Nance (Kelly), and Justin Weeden (Lindy), all of Ingomar; 29 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth (Lib) McMillen of New Albany; and one sister-in-law, Brenda Berryhill of New Albany. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Leslie Weeden, whom she married on March 3, 1942 and who preceded her in death in 1992; her parents; two sons, James Elvis Weeden and Gerald L. Weeden; and six brothers, Billy Berryhill, Darryll Berryhill, Russell Berryhill, Carl Berryhill, Gerald Layne Berryhill, and James Berryhill.Graveside visitation will be June 27, 2020 from 1:15-2:00 PM at Ingomar Cemetery, 266 County Rd 90, New Albany, MS with funeral service at 2:00 PM. Bro. Tommy Wilder and Bro. Jeremy Vaughan will officiate. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jerry Weeden, Terry Weeden, Keith Weeden, Dr. Mike Weeden, Ken Weeden, Mark Weeden, Jason Weeden, and Justin Weeden. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Sanctuary Hospice House. For online condolences please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mildred Weeden please visit our Sympathy Store.
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L Hodges Funeral Service – Oxford
Robert M. “Big Mack” CorothersJanuary 24, 1956 ~ June 20, 2020On Saturday morning, June 20, 2020, Robert M. Corothers, 64, made his transition from his earthly life to eternal life at his home with his wife by his side. Mack, son of the late Robert Earl Pegues and Katherin “Kat Lady” Corothers- Wells, was born January 24, 1956 in Oxford, MS. “Big Mack or Mack,” as he was affectionately called, accepted Christ at an early age and united with West Saint Peter U.M. Church. He received his early education in the Oxford school system. Mack was united into holy matrimony to Debra Hodges and to this union, two children were born. In August 1980, he was united into holy matrimony to Clara Payton and to this union, one child was born. Mack was a very hard working man and gained employment as a truck driver for Johnson’s Furniture Company, B&B Concrete Company, and Oxford Sand and Concrete Plant. After retiring from Oxford Sand due to health issues, he took on a new hobby – chatting on his CB radio. Before his health declined and when he wasn’t talking on his radio or piddling around on his beloved suburban, Mack enjoyed fishing, playing cards, providing encouraging words to young adults, and spending time with family and friends. He also love listening to old gospel music.He will be truly be missed by his loving wife of almost 40 years, Clara Corothers of Oxford, MS; three daughters, De’Trecia Corothers of Ocala, FL, Chastity Jones and Clarissa Corothers both of Oxford, MS; a special nephew that he raised as his own, Travis Carothers (Shondria) of Jacksonville, FL; five brothers, Terry Carrothers (Martha), Fredrick Carothers (Pamela) both of Oxford, MS, Bernard Wells of WI, Anthony Corothers (Dorene) of El Paso, TX, and Donnell Wells of Tupelo, MS; two sisters, Kathy Corothers and Dedura Carothers (Glenn) both of Oxford, MS; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Mack is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Ellen Barr.Viewing will be Wednesday June 24, 2020 1:00-4:00 PM at L. Hodges Funeral Service, 38-F Hwy 334,Oxford MS 38655. Funeral services will be Thursday June 25, 2020 11:00 AM at Oxford Memorial Cemetery, North 16th St, Oxford MS 38655. www.lhodgesfs.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert M. “Big Mack” Corothers, please visit our floral store.
Andrew BrassellOctober 11, 1946 ~ June 18, 2020 HIS LIFE, HIS LOVE, HIS LEGACYAndrew Brassell, “Chuck” as he was affectionately known, age 73, passed away June 18, 2020. The son of Fletcher Brassell Sr. and Allie May Taylor Brassell, he was born October 11, 1946 in Lafayette County, Mississippi. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age at Harrisonville Missionary Baptist Church and remained a member there. Chuck received his formal education in the Oxford School District and was a graduate of Central High School class of 1966. After high school, he enrolled in Foster’s Cosmetology and Barber College in Ripley, MS. In December, 1967, he united in holy matrimony to Forestine Blake and God blessed this union with six loving children. He later married Doris Clark of Tucson, Arizona and though they had no biological children together, this blended family blessed him to be a loving father to Doris’s five loving daughters. Having lived a life full of laughter and love for family and friends, Chuck also enjoyed refinishing old furniture, pencil drawing, and most of all cutting hair. He will be missed and remembered by his wife and best friend, Doris Brassell of Oxford MS; his chidren, Dana (Martha) Brassell of Oxford MS, Russell Draper of Sardis MS,  Beverly Blake and Vickie Brassell of Detroit MI, and Connie (Demetrious) Sanders of Bloomfield Township MI; four step daughters, Darcy (Gearld) Love of Oxford MS, Kerri (Derrick) Sanders and Elena Ross of Tucson AZ and Carol (Joe) Grandberry of Phoenix AZ; two sisters, Ora Campbell of Oxford MS and Allie Terrell of Alton IL;  two step sisters,  Dorothy (William) Love of Oxford MS and Clara Wilson of Alton IL;  three step brothers, Roy (Rose) Buford and Clarence Buford of Alton IL, and Jake (JB) Franklin of Oxford MS; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Chuck was taken peacefully home to be reunited with loved ones who had gone on before him, his father and mother Fletcher, Sr. and Allie May Brassell; two infant children; a step daughter, Ovena Samuels; three brothers, Albert, Fletcher Jr., and Howard Brassell; a sister, Bernice Stinson; a step brother, Andrew Peel; and three step sisters, Juanita Webb, Ernestine Hutchins and Betty Peel. Please keep the Brassell Family in your prayers.Viewing will be Thursday June 25, 2020 1:00-4:00 PM at L. Hodges Funeral Service. Graveside services will be Friday June 26, 2020 11:00 AM at Harrisonville Missionary Baptist Church, County Rd 164, Oxford MS 38655. www.lhodgesfs.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Andrew Brassell, please visit our floral store.
Ludie Mae (Nelson) ParhamOctober 26, 1930 ~ June 19, 2020 On Friday, June 19, 2020, Ludie Mae Nelson Parham, 89, went home to be with the Lord. Ludie Mae was born October 26, 1930 in Oxford, MS to the late E. B. Nelson and Jessie Joiner Nelson. She accepted Christ at an early age and later united with Burns United Methodist Church, later renamed Oxford First United Methodist Church, where she reserved as an usher serving faithfully until her health failed. She remained a member until her death. Ludie Mae was a nurturing woman. She took on domestic house work assisting Attorney Dwight Ball and Attorney Will Hickman with the care of their homes. Ludie received her education from Oxford Training School. She was united into holy matrimony to John O. “Bubba” Parham and to this union six children were born and one son preceded her in death. She loved to fish, work in her yard, working picture puzzles, and being with her family. She always had a warm smile on her face and a kind word of encouragement. To cherish her memories she leaves four sons, Johnny Parham (Evon) of Clovis, NM, William Parham (Annie) of Abbeville, MS, Wesley Parham (Edith) and Oscar Parham both of Taylor, MS; one daughter, Shirley Hudson of Taylor, MS; 11 grandchildren; a host of great and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her son, Dwight Parham; two sisters, Lucille Williams and Louise Visor; and two brothers, Jessie Nelson and Joe Willie Nelson.Viewing will be Thursday June 25, 2020 1:00-4:00 PM at L. Hodges Funeral Service. Graveside services will be Friday June 26, 2020 2:00 PM at Oxford Memorial Cemetery, North 16th St, Oxford MS 38655. www.lhodgesfs.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ludie Mae (Nelson) Parham, please visit our floral store.
Rossie Lee (Thompson) ParhamJanuary 29, 1929 ~ June 19, 2020 On Friday, June 19, 2020, Rossie Lee Thompson Parham, 91, departed this life at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. She was born in Oxford, MS to the late Roger and Patsy Collean (Buford) Thompson on January 29, 1929. Being raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ at an early age and joined West Springhill Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board and the Mother Board. Rossie Lee “Mudear” as she was affectionately called by her children and grandchildren, received her education in the city school district of Oxford. She was united in matrimony to Jonas Parham and to this union twelve children were born. Mrudear loved her family, flowers, and playing the piano. She was also what we would call a fashion diva. She was always elegantly, and femininely adorned from head to toe. Yes, a hat matching the outfit and shoes. And always wearing the biggest, and warmest smile you could find on anyone. She was, and is, such a beautiful woman. Please keep the Parham family in your prayers. A full obituary will be posted at a later.Viewing will be Friday June 26, 2020 1:00-5:00 PM at L. Hodges Funeral Service. Graveside services will be Saturday June 27, 2020 11:00 AM at West Springhill M.B Church, County Rd 105 ,Oxford MS 38655. www.lhodgesfs.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rossie Lee (Thompson) Parham, please visit our floral store.
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Jane Herring McLartyAugust 24, 1927 – June 20, 2020Jane Herring McLarty, 92, passed away on June 20, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She had proudly lived independently in her home and still drove her car until a brief heart-related illness. Born in Pascagoula on August 24, 1927, Jane was the middle daughter of Hermine and William Bragg Herring. The Herrings were a long-standing banking family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Life in this small, pre-World War II fishing village included playing with her two sisters, crabbing and swimming off the pier in front of their home and, as teenagers, sailing along the beach with her high school friends. In the 1940s at Pascagoula High School, she played saxophone in the band and was the first female drum major in the school’s history. Jane and her mother went to New Orleans to have an appropriate uniform with a skirt made for the role. Often Jane led the band in a march from the school to Ingalls Shipbuilders to participate in the christening ceremonies of ships built during the war. Graduating a year early, Jane was the valedictorian of the Pascagoula High School Class of 1944. Jane attended Sullins College in Bristol, VA earning her associate degree, before arriving at the University of Mississippi in fall 1946. During formal sorority recruitment, Jane was one of nine girls who pledged to be charter members of the campus’ newest sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, of which she served as recording secretary. She graduated in spring 1948 with majors in English and psychology and minors in drama and French. Jane reigned as Queen Joy X of the 1947 Pascagoula-Moss Point Carnival Ball, and every year during Mardi Gras season she proudly flew her queen’s flag at her Oxford home. Jane was a loyal alumna of Kappa Kappa Gamma, serving for years as an advisor and house board member. As a collegiate, she attended the groundbreaking of the first Kappa chapter house, and as an advisor, she oversaw many additions through the years. A year ago, she turned the first spade of dirt on the groundbreaking of the new Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter house and had excitedly watched its construction in the months since. The highlight of her Kappa experiences was initiating not only her daughter Hermine years ago, but also participating in the initiation of her granddaughter Hermine last November.When Jane came to Ole Miss, there was a campus housing shortage with G.I.s returning to college. Jane rented a room from Professor and Mrs. James W. Silver at Faculty House #6. At a dinner party there, Jane met the Silver’s family friend and doctor, Chester McLarty, who was back home in Oxford after serving as a medical officer in the Navy. Their courtship began and often included Jane’s studying at Faculty #6 and having a pot of coffee ready when Chester came by after house calls and late rounds at the hospital. Jane and Chester married on August 14, 1948, and began their 65-year marriage in Oxford. While Chester was in solo medical practice, Jane was the devoted wife and mother of their three children, Bill, Martha, and Hermine. She was the children’s homeroom mother for their elementary classrooms. She was Bill’s Cub Scout Den Mother and later proudly pinned his Eagle Scout award on him in high school. For Martha and Hermine, she was Girl Scout leader extraordinaire, including helping lead Girl Scout trips to Jackson, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. She decorated the house for every holiday on the calendar and set the table for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter dinner two weeks in advance so everything was perfect. She was so proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. For Jane, her family was everything. Entertaining and graciousness were Jane’s hallmark, and through the years she and Chester entertained friends in their home and around an exquisite dining table with elegant food and flowers prepared by Jane. Being a coast girl at heart, seafood was her specialty. When their good friends Mayor John Leslie and author Willie Morris had dignitaries and renowned writers visit, Jane and Chester hosted dinner parties for the visitors, receiving them with genuine Southern hospitality. A life-long Methodist, Mrs. McLarty was a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church. After Chester retired from medicine in 1983, he and Jane began traveling for more than 20 years throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. They traveled to Campbeltown, Kintyre, Scotland, the ancestral home of the McLarty clan and enjoyed jazz cruises around the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal. In their travels abroad Jane and Chester saw statues honoring famous authors and poets in their local villages and countries and realized Oxford needed to honor its native son, William Faulkner, who was their friend and Chester’s patient. They were instrumental in raising the funds and commissioning the William Faulkner statue by Bill Beckwith, unveiled on the Courthouse Square on Faulkner’s 100th birthday in 1997. “Sitting on the bench with Mr. Bill” has become a favorite activity for children, locals, and visitors in the years since.  Gardening was Jane’s favorite hobby, and her yard was a showcase. Her love of camellias is seen in the dozens of camellias in her backyard, some 50-year-old trees. Birds flock to her numerous feeders and bluebirds build nests. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren delight in following her “Yellow Brick Road” to the goldfish pond to feed the fish. After Chester’s death in 2013, her yard additionally became a source of comfort. In recent years she has been growing an orchard of persimmons, peaches, and Meyer lemons. Her summer tomatoes are ripening on the vine right now.  Mrs. McLarty is survived by her daughters, Dr. Martha Jane McLarty of Oxford and Hermine McLarty Granberry and son-in-law William Senton Granberry, Jr. of Hattiesburg; and daughter-in-law Margaret Peters McLarty of Jackson. Also surviving are grandchildren, The Rev. William Andrew McLarty, Jr. and wife Emily of Brookhaven, Nathan Peters McLarty and wife Stephanie of McLean, ViA, Jackson Harris McLarty and wife Allie of Hermosa Beach, CA, and Hermine Herring Granberry, Clara Jane Granberry, and William Senton Granberry III of Hattiesburg; and great-grandchildren, Adeline Jane McLarty of McLean, VA, and Waverly Ann McLarty of Brookhaven. She is also survived by her sisters, Hermine Herring Braden of Houston, TX, and Billie Bragg Herring Wadlington of Oxford, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. McLarty was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her son, William Andrew McLarty. A private family service will be held at Oxford-University United Methodist Church on Monday, June 22, 2020 with Rev. Warren Black and Rev. Eddie Rester officiating. Serving as Mrs. McLarty’s pallbearers will be grandsons Andrew McLarty, Jack McLarty, and Senton Granberry, son-in-law Bill Granberry, and cousin Dr. Keith Mansel. Interment will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Oxford-University United Methodist Church, 424 South Tenth St, Oxford MS 38655; or to a charity of the donor’s choice. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662-234-7971or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Bruce Lamar LivingstonMarch 22, 1925 – June 20, 2020Mr. Bruce Lamar Livingston, 95, died peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the MS State Veterans Home in Oxford, MS. Born in Abbeville, MS to the late Dexter and Ima Williams Livingston, Mr. Livingston served as a Corporal in the United States Army during WWII. He was a purple heart recipient and awarded a distinguished service ribbon following his honorable service. Following his military service, his love of flying led him to serve as a volunteer pilot for the Civil Air Patrol. Mr. Livingston was and electrician by trade and retired from the University of Mississippi where he was the longtime HVAC Foreman. He was an avid football fan and loved his Ole Miss Rebels and New Orleans Saints. Survivors include his son, Greg Livingston of Abbeville, MS; and three grandchildren, Katie White of Oxford, MS, Parker Livingston of Abbeville, MS, and Peyton Livingston of Milan, TN. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert Livingston and Woodrow Livingston; and a sister, Inez Livingston Castle.A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home. The family invites his friends and those who knew him to share a few words during this time of remembrance. In honor of Corporal Livingston’s service to his country, the flag of the United States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in Mr. Livingston’s memory may be made to MS State Veterans Home, 120 Veterans Dr, Oxford MS 38655. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662-234-7971or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Ronald Glenn BennettJanuary 16, 1956 – June 20, 2020Mr. Ronald Glenn Bennett, 64, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Oxford, MS. Born in Oxford, MS, Ronald graduated form the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree. He was a Recreation Specialist with a heart for coaching. He loved Jesus and anything sports related. Ronald attended First Baptist Church in Abbeville, MS. He liked to travel and traveled extensively, living in Texas, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Ohio. Ronald is survived by his mother, Dorothy Ann Bennett; sisters, Sandra Bennett Jackson and Tracy Bennett Coleman and her husband, Chad; brothers, Mike Bennett and his wife, Lisa, and Brian Bennett and his wife, Maria; step-mother, Betty M. Bennett, all of Oxford, MS; eight nieces and nephews, and seven great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe J. Bennett, and a sister, Debra Bennett.The graveside service will be held at a later date at Abbeville Cemetery, County Rd 201, Abbeville, MS 38601 with Rev. Randy Hope officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions in Ronald’s memory may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, 114 Market Ridge Dr, Ridgeland MS 39157. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662-234-7971or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.comDeatrea “Dee” Carmen AdamsAugust 14, 1970 – June 23, 2020Deatrea “Dee” Carmen Adams, 49, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North-Mississippi. Dee loved her family and her friends and she was affectionately known as “the mom” of her son, Dillon’s friend group. Everyone who came into contact with her loved her. She enjoyed cooking and loved camping.Dee is survived by her father and step-mother, Danny and Barbara Adams of Senatobia, MS; one son, Dillon Parker of Oxford, MS; three sisters, Cally Adams of Honolulu, HI, Amy Morgan Kendall of Senatobia, MS, and Danielle Rushing of Coldwater, MS; and one brother, Gabriel Adams of Senatobia, MS. She is preceded in death by her mother, Rosaland Ray Adams.Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662-234-7971or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Patsy Redwine WilbournApril 4, 1943 – June 25, 2020Mrs. Patsy Redwine Wilbourn, 77, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North MS. Born in Water Valley, MS to the late James “Dan” Leland Redwine and Bessie Jenkins Redwine, Mrs. Wilbourn was widow of Mr. Sammy Lee Wilbourn who passed away just two months prior. Her family recalls that she was unselfish with fulfilling her own needs and always put her children and the needs of others before herself.  She often went out of her way to bring joy to others. She could rarely shop for herself without getting distracted by buying things for other people. Mrs. Wilbourn truly lived an example of sacrificial love. Her family finds comfort in today’s weather because she especially loved rainy days where she could stay cozied up inside and enjoy rain naps. Survivors include her children, James Dale Wilbourn and his wife, Chris of Grenada, MS, Tammy Leigh Wilbourn Gordon and her husband, Scotty of  Coffeeville, MS, Samuel Tyrone Wilbourn and his wife, Rhonda of Water Valley, MS and Kevin Scott Wilbourn and his wife, Jewel of Water Valley, MS; her favorite child, an eight year old Shit-Tzu, Sampson; nineteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Faye Redwine Barnes, and a brother, James Rayford Redwine.Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, plants, gifts or food, the family requests memorial contributions in Mrs. Wilbourn’s memory be made to Second Chance Animal Alliance, 11171 Hwy 315, Water Valley MS 38965. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662-234-7971or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Journee PettisJune 25, 2020Journee Pettis, infant daughter of Justice Booker and Brandeis Pettis, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North MS. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Skylar Pettis of Oxford; her grandmothers, Lisa Booker and Turkessa Thompson both of Oxford; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662-234-7971or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Pontotoc MS
Browning Funeral Home – Pontotoc
Pat CampbellMarch 17, 1928 – June 26, 2020Pat Arnold Campbell, age 92, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 26, 2020.  Pat was fondly known as ‘Mama Pat’ by family and friends. She was a member of Algoma Methodist Church. She was an avid gardener and jelly maker. She worked for years as a dental assistant to Dr. Ken Nester and as a library aid at South Pontotoc High School.She is survived by her sons, Johnny Campbell (Ann), Thom Campbell; daughters, Libby Lee (David), Carolyn Campbell (Danny Brown), Carla Terry (Joe) and Kay Tackitt (Steve); eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, T.S. and Carl Arnold; one brother, John Thomas Arnold; one sister, Rachael Biffle; and one son, Darrell Campbell. A special thanks to the staff of Sanctuary Hospice.The family will have a graveside service at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the Arnold/Campbell Family Cemetery, 138 Arnold Trail, Pontotoc MS. Browning Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Algoma Methodist Church or Sanctuary Hospice. 
Payton Mortuary – Pontotoc
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Serenity-Autry Funeral Home – Pontotoc
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Tutor Memorial Funeral Home – Pontotoc
Sharon Joanne StegallOctober 30, 1952 – June 19, 2020Sharon Joanne Stegall, 67, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany, MS. She worked at Dacus/Percision Foods until 2000 when she left due to disability. She then kept her granddaughter until she was of school age. She loved Alabama and Dallas Cowboys Football and a was a big fan of wrestling. She enjoyed going on vacation with the family. She was a graduate of Tupelo High School.Survivors include her husband, Ray Stegall; daughter, Amanda Smith (Brad); son, Steven Stegall (Sharonda); grandchildren, Paige, Samantha and Chelsea Smith and Steven Stegall, Jr and Skyler Stegall; two sisters, Linda White (Rick) and Brenda Frost (Ron); two brothers, Grady Britt (Debbie) of Southaven and Jimmy Britt (Glenda) of Nettleton; 11 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Grady Miller Britt, Jr; mother, Freddie Geraldine Stevens Britt; brother, Bobby Lamar Britt; granddaughter, Abigail Elizabeth Edwards; and twin grandchildren.Visitation will be 9:00 am until service time at 11:00 am Monday, June 22, 2020 at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home. Bro. Joe Shelton will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are Rick White, Steven Stegall and Brad Smith; Honorary pallbearers are Steven Jr and Skyler Stegall. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. tutormemorial.com
Rebecca “Becky” Lynn MillsOctober 29, 1965 – June 19, 2020Rebecca Lynn Mills, 54, passed away at home with family Friday, June 19, 2020. She was born in Memphis, TN, and married Bobby Joe Mills in 1983. They moved to Thaxton, MS, in 1989. They had three children. She loved her family and enjoyed loving her four grandchildren. She had a passion for arts, crafts and making and decorating things. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and spent her time with the those she loved the most.Survivors include her husband, Bobby Joe Mills of Thaxton; three children, Brittney Ann Holley (John), Dallas Joe Mills (Emily) and Stephen Ray Mills all of Thaxton; four grandchildren, Jaslynn Marie McGloflin, Kinsley Brooke Holley, Ivy Rose Holley and Joshua Lane Mills; three siblings, Larry Sullivan, Jr. (Tammy) of Coldwater, Donnie Sullivan and Billie Perreault (John) all of Horn Lake. She is preceded in death by her mother, Martha Lynn Sullivan; father, Larry Quay Sullivan, Sr.; and sister, Samantha Jo Dees.Visitation will be 1:00 pm until service time at 3:00 pm Monday, June 22, 2020 at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home. Pastor Steven Newell will officiate. Burial will be in the Turnpike Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dallas Joe Mills, Stephen Ray Mills, Larry Quay Sullivan, Jr., John Michael Holley, Jimmy Dale Holley, Sr. and Cody Alexander Holley. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. tutormemorial.com
Martha V CranerMarch 23, 1952 – June 20, 2020Martha V. Craner, 68, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020, at her home surrounded by her husband, Jim, and granddaughter, Jessica. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved working in her flowers and playing with her grandchildren. She translated in the Pontotoc County courts for over 20 years.Survivors include here husband of 51 years, Jimmy Craner; granddaughter, Jessica Martinez; great grandson, Gilbert Martinez; daughter, Sally Patterson; son, Jim Kramer; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and sister, Isabel Valdez Torres. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pablo and Nancy Valdez; siblings, Alex Valdez, Andria Thompson, Lucy Valdez, Johnny Valdez, Paul Valdez, Jr., Larry Valdez, and Marie Wright.Visitation will be at 10:00 am until service time at 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Armando Rangel, Lloyd Torres, Colby Torres and Austin Torres. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. tutormemorial.com
Lovis Lou Nichols LittleAugust 26, 1940 – June 23, 2020Lovis Lou Nichols Little, 79, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at her home in Pearl, MS. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Byram, MS. She will be remembered by her smile, laughter, and wit.She is survived by her sisters, Margie McCrary and Martha Durham; children, Liz Owens and Steve Little; grandchildren, Ashley Brannon, Shelby Smithey, Mac Little, Zac Little, and Jared Little; and great-granddaughter, Piper Smithey. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Troy Little.Visitation will be Friday, June 26, 2020 5-7:00 PM, and on Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Pastor Mike Stancil will be officiating. Burial will follow in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Anthony Brannon, Jacob Brannon, Zac and Mac Little, Jared Little, and Tyler Owens. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. tutormemorial.com
Mary Rebecca “Becky” Hodges AustinNovember 15, 1949 – June 23, 2020Mary Rebecca “Becky” Hodges Austin passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at home. She was a member of Antioch Freewill Baptist Church. She graduated from Thaxton High School and was a retired beautician and retired from The Video Shop in Oxford. She is survived by her son, Steve Hodges of Ecru; two sisters, Gena Hodges of Pontotoc and Rena Chrestman of Toccopola; one granddaughter, Stevie Hodges; two grandsons, Carley Hodges of Toccopola and Wesley Harris of Ecru. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gathright and Mary Hodges; and her sister, Glenda Collums.Visitation will be Thursday, June 24, 2020, 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Jerry Hooper officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. tutormemorial.com.   
Eduardo Gaucin De LaraOctober 13, 1947 – June 24, 2020Eduardo Gaucin De Lara, 73, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at his home. He is survived by Rosa Isela Gaucin, Margarita Pena, Francisca Quinones, Eduardo Gaucin, Alejandro Gaucin, Reyna Gaucin, Luz M. Gaucin, and Maria Gaucin.Graveside Services will be Friday, June 26, 2020 3:00 PM at Baldwin Memorial Gardens in Pontotoc, MS. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. tutormemorial.com.   
Ripley MS
Foster and Son Funeral Home – Ripley
Zelda R BartonJune 22, 1955 ~ June 23, 2020 Zelda Renail Barton aka “Biggen” 65, passed away Tuesday June 23, 2020 at her residence in Ripley, MS. She was Born June 22, 1955 in Ripley to the late Charlie and Alice Rucker Johnson. Zelda confessed Christ at an early age at House of Prayer and Deliverance”Power House”, later becoming a member and a dear Mother of her church Chirst Is Life Ministry until her transition. She worked at Foot Caress, Pep and Tippah County Hospital Cafeteria.She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Harry “Frank” Barton Sr.; children, Tommy (Tiffany) Johnson, Harry Barton Jr. and Rochelle (Kizzy) Moore; four grandchildren and Shenese (Gary) Royston who she helped raise like a daughter; mother-in-law, Joeane Barton; eight sisters, Alice Faye Hines, Rita Spight, Charlene (Ted) Luster, Patrica (Charles) Stricklin, Lottie Siner, Myra Barton, Greta Barton Ceola (Wallace) Jones; eight brothers, Claudie (Ruby) Johsnon, Howard (Jean) Mitchell, Robert (Ellie) Evans, Edward Brown (Eloise), J.W. Wiley, Willie (Carolyn) Barton, Michael Barton, Basil Barton; three Goddaughters, Nicole “Nikki” Barton, Lanedra Brooks, Nashella Prather; special friends, Catherine “Cat” Morris, Vivian Gray, Jackie Williams, and Rickey Cox; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.Visitation will be Friday, June 26, 2020 from 5-7:00 pm at Foster and Son Funeral Home in Ripley, MS. Graveside services will be Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:00 am at Ruckersville Cemetery in Falkner, MS. To visit and sign the guest registry please visit fosterandsonfuneralhome.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Zelda R Barton, please visit our floral store.
McBride Funeral Home – Ripley
William “Bill” MeyerMay 20, 1952 – June 20, 2020William (Bill) A Meyer, 68, of Corinth, MS, passed away Saturday June 20th 2020 at home. He was born May 20, 1952 in Decatur IL. He was a former member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Rienzi, MS.He is survived by his wife, Barbara Meyer of Corinth; his daughter, Margaret (Fred) Hodge of MI; grandchildren, Rachel, Andrew and Brandon; niece, Sharon (Steven) Molliet; and great nephew, Robbie of WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Audrey Meyer.At his request he will be cremated and a memorial service will be at a later date. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of William “Bill” Meyer please visit our Sympathy Store. mcbridefuneralhome.com
Nancy Lence WelchMay 27, 1939 – June 25, 2020Nancy Carolyn Lence Welch, 81, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at New Albany Health and Rehab in New Albany, MS. She was born on May 27, 1939, to Leonard and Mary Miskelly Lence in Tippah County, MS. Nancy worked as a cashier at Fairview Grocery before her retirement. She was a member of Deentown Baptist Church.Nancy is survived by one son, Garry Hugh Welch (Tracy) of Nesbit, MS; one brother, Kenneth Lence (Mary Jo) of Ripley, MS; six grandchildren, Micah Welch of Tupelo, MS, Rachel Welch Cline of Selmer, TN, Dillon Tacker of Hayward, CA, Luke Tacker of Nesbit, MS, Maya Welch of Nesbit, MS, Sierra Welch of Nesbit, MS; two great-grandchildren, Jaden Cline of Selmer, TN, and Josiah Welch of Tupelo, MS. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Milton Welch; her parents; one sister, Linda Lence Hodges Null, and one brother, Leon Lence.Visitation will be Saturday, June 27, 2020, at McBride Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM with Bro. Don Wilson and Bro. Terry Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Tippah Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Micah Welch, Jared Cline, Luke Tacker, John Stubbs, Nathan Guyse. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Nancy Lence Welch please visit our Sympathy Store. mcbridefuneralhome.com
Ripley Funeral Home, Inc – Ripley
Jerry Kenneth RaganMarch 16, 1954 ~ June 21, 2020 Jerry Kenneth Ragan, 66, lifelong resident of Walnut, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home Sunday, June 21, 2020 following an extended illness. Mr. Ragan was born March 16, 1954 in Staten Island, NY, the son of the late Fred and Jeanette Maxwell Ragan Brint. He was a 1972 graduate of Walnut High School and was a well known self employed painter for 40 years before retiring. A faithful member of Campground Methodist Church, Mr. Ragan will be remembered for his generosity, his love of family who was the joy of his life and the love for his church. His hobbies included gardening, fishing, music and cooking. Mr. Ragan left an imprint of love on the hearts of his family and friends. He will be missed greatly yet his legacy will live on.Memories will be shared by his wife of 16 years, Linda Bridges Ragan of Walnut; one son, Kenny Ragan (Nicole) of Middleton, TN; a sister, Deborah Mullins (Eddie); a brother, Ronald Ragan (Barbara), both of Walnut; his step-children Wesley Potts (Michelle) of Saltillo and Amanda Norton (Jr.) of Middleton; and five grandchildren, Josie and Kaci Ragan, Garrett Norton, Logan and Callie Potts. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Clenneth Brint.Visitation will continue Wednesday from 12:00-3:00 PM at Campground Methodist Church. Services honoring the life of Mr. Ragan will be at 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 24 at the church with Bro. Kevin Lindley and Bro. Tim Wilbanks officiating. Burial will follow in Campgound Cemetery and arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home. The Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories, ripleyfuneralhome.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jerry Kenneth Ragan, please visit our floral store.
Saltillo MS
W E Pegues Funeral Directors – Saltillo
Dickson CaldwellJanuary 25, 1994 – June 19, 2020Dickson Caldwell, 26, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date in his hometown of Ft. Worth, Texas. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dickson Caldwell please visit our Sympathy Store. peguesfuneralhome.com
Michael LazoreAugust 10, 1957 – June 26, 2020Michael Lawrence Lazore, 62, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born in Bisbee, Arizona on August 10, 1957 to Glenn David and Rosalee Ruth Wells Lazore. A full obituary will follow at a later date.A private graveside service will be in Tupelo Memorial Park on Joyner St, Tupelo MS. Memorials may be made to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, 2795 Cliff Gookin Blvd, Tupelo MS 38801. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Michael Lazore please visit our Sympathy Store. 
Tupelo MS
Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary – Tupelo
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Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo
Kathy Denise HaymanMay 25, 1968 ~ June 19, 2020Ms. Kathy Denise Hayman, 52, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born May 25, 1968 in Tupelo, Mississippi to Marion DeVaughn and Diane Rayburn DeVaughn.  Kathy was a graduate of Mooreville High School. She worked many years as a waitress employed by Logan’s Road House. She was known as a great server and was asked for time and time again. She attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.She is survived by her son, Gavin Patrick of Mooreville; two daughters, Chloe Mitchell (Bobby) of Mooreville, and Zoe Hayman of Hickory Flat; sister, Debbie Whitt of Mooreville; Eric Hayman of Hickory Flat (father of Chloe and Zoe); her companion of eight years, Jason Gardner of Mooreville; four nephews, Blake Whitt, Brantley Whitt, Benton Whitt, and Bailey Whitt; and great-niece, Hazelynn Whitt.  She was preceded in death by her parents.The services are private to the family. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors.com
Ronald Ross SmithermanFebruary 3, 1957 ~ June 19, 2020Ronald Ross “Ronny” Smitherman, Sr., 63, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at his residence in Tupelo after a battle with cancer. Ronny was born in Tupelo on February 3, 1957, the son of the late Bobby Ross Smitherman and Annie Mae Reeves Smitherman. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1975 and has spent the last 28 years as a truck driver for Cooper Trucking out of Holly Springs. A regular lover of fresh coffee, he revered his cup every morning and throughout the day. He enjoyed watching American Pickers, Storage Wars, and NCIS on TV. He was a hard worker and devoted to his job and loved 70’s music. Ronny is survived by his son, Ronald Ross “RJ” Smitherman, Jr.; and his mother, Donna Guyton Randolph and her husband, Mike, all of Amory; his nieces and nephews; and his truck driving buddies. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby and Annie Mae Reeves Smitherman; and two siblings, Jeffrey and Karen Smitherman.Public visitation will be from 3-5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. All other services are private to the family. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be serving the family. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Jeannette AndersonAugust 14, 1934 ~ June 20, 2020Mrs. Florine “Jeannette” Evans Anderson, 85, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at North MS Medical Center. She was born in Tennessee on August 14, 1934 to Jessie Evans and Bertha Rawls Evans. She moved to Saltillo, MS at her parents’ death at a very young age, to be raised by her grandparents. She was a graduate of Saltillo High School. Jeannette married Larry Wayne Anderson December 31, 1954. She went to ICC, graduating in 1992 with an Associate Degree in Phlebotomy. She worked as a clinical laboratory phlebotomist until her retirement in 2010. Jeannette enjoyed shopping with her best friend, Martha Mason, sitting in the sun, spending time with her grandchildren, who she adored, and her furry pets, Bandit and Scooter. She was raised Methodist and more recently attended North Star Church. Survivors include her two children, Jeffrey Dale Anderson (Traci) of Tupelo, and Cynthia McMurry of Brandon; daughter-in-law, Marsha Anderson of Verona; and five grandchildren, Nick Lane, Marlee Lane, Kaley Anderson, Cami Anderson, and David Collins. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; and husband, Larry Wayne Anderson who passed away July 2, 2014; two sons, Steven Wayne Anderson and Larry Evans “Pete” Anderson; and granddaughter, Nyla Benefield.The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to service time Tuesday only. A memorial service celebrating Jeannette’s life will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Pastor Andrew Ledbetter officiating. Condolences to the family may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors.com
Kathleen Mona Fealhaber
December 11, 1947 ~ June 21, 2020
Kathleen Mona “Kathy” Fealhaber, 72, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at North MS Medical Center. Kathy was born December 11, 1947 in Shelton, CT and was the daughter of Augustine H. “Gus” Fealhaber and Paula R. Fealhaber. She graduated from Tupelo High School, class of 1965, and the University of Mississippi with a degree in music. She worked for and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She was an ardent supporter of the Tupelo/Lee Humane Society, Spay Inc, various other animal charities, the University of Mississippi, the Tree of Life Free Clinic, and Saints Brew. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church. She especially loved her dogs, Rebel and Gypsy. A graveside service will be held at 8:30 AM Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Tupelo Memorial Park with the Rev. Phillip Parker officiating. Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel is honored to serve their friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, PO Box 2142, Tupelo MS 38803, or Spay Inc, 503 Birmingham Ridge Rd, Saltillo MS 38866. Condolences to the family may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors.com
Diane (Culver) Lindsey
December 9, 1953 ~ June 22, 2020
Diane Culver Lindsey, 66, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2020 at UMMC in Jackson, MS after an extended illness. Diane was born on December 9, 1953 in Tupelo, MS to the late Jack and Nellie Culver. She married her best friend and love of her life, Gary Fancher Lindsey, in October of 1972. Diane was a dedicated member of Richmond Baptist Church. She had a very giving spirit that was evident through anyone she came in contact with and the many activities she was involved in. She loved to paint, do crafts, and spend time as “Mimi” to her grandchildren whom she loved very much. Diane’s infectious laugh and fun personality will be remembered by all of her many family and friends. Diane retired after 30 years of dedicated service at both Nettleton and Mooreville Elementary Schools. She is survived by her husband of nearly 48 years, Gary Fancher Lindsey; her daughter, Michelle Lindsey Lofton (Brian Maxwell); and her son, Brian Lindsey (Tiffany Lindsey); her grandchildren, Anna Grace Lofton, Brodie Lindsey, and Hudson Lindsey; her sister, Kathy Culver; and a host of family members and special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Nellie Culver, and her brother, Jackie Culver. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of UMMC and NMMC who provided excellent care during her time there and at home.  Visitation will be 12-2:00 PM on Friday June 26th, 2020 at Holland Funeral Directors in Tupelo, MS. Services will be held at 2:00 PM following visitation in the adjoining chapel with Bro. Jeremy McMahan and Bro. Marvin Murphy officiating. Private burial will follow at New Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dwayne Culver, Mikie Culver, Michael Lindsey, JC Holloway, Billy Deaton, and Jerry Simmons. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Partridge and Jeffrey Holloway. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed at 2:00 PM on Friday on hollandfuneraldirectors.com/live-streaming where it will be permanently archived. In lieu of flowers donations in Diane’s memory may be sent to the Richmond Baptist Church Building Fund, 172 County Rd 728, Fulton MS 38843. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7
Diana Lorraine (Henley) Necaise
February 6, 1944 ~ June 22, 2020
Diana L. Henley Necaise, 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 22, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Tupelo, MS. She was born February 6, 1944 in Bay St. Louis, MS to Robert and Rita Henley. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.Diana is survived by her husband of 58 years, Louis James Necaise (Necaise Electric) of Bay St. Louis, MS; one daughter, Scherell Necaise Gazaway of Tupelo; and three sons, Louis J. (Jimmy) Necaise, Dwayne L. Necaise and wife Patty, and Scott A. Necaise, all of Bay St. Louis; two brothers, Robert Henley and wife Becky of Bay St. Louis, and Eric Henley and wife Diana; two sisters, Cynthia Bolton and husband Jim of Orlando, FL, and Wanda Blanton and husband Harry of Gulfport, MS; nine grandchildren, Travis Bell and wife Whitney of Tupelo, MS, Meagan G. Weathers and husband Tyler of Guntown, MS, Mason Gazaway and fiancée Katie of Clarksville, TN, Myles Gazaway of Tupelo, Nicole Necaise of Bay St. Louis, Kristine Moran and husband Wayne of Bay St. Louis, Sarah Hardie of Poplarville, MS, Jeramie Kelly of Bay St. Louis, and Dallas Eden of Bay St. Louis; seven great-grandchildren, Douglas Moran, Kaelynne Bell, Kaesyn Bell, Allison Hale, Kennedy Gill, Anna Kelly, and Cameron Wilkerson.Visitation will be from 6-9:00 PM on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. A funeral mass will be held at 5:30 PM Saturday, June 27, 2020 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bay St. Louis, MS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 5858 Lower Bay Rd, Bay St. Louis MS 39520.
Dr. John P. Elliott, Jr.
September 14, 1933 ~ June 24, 2020 
Dr. John Pascal Elliott, Jr., 86, longtime Tupelo urologist, community and church leader, entered the Church Triumphant on Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2020 from his residence in Tupelo. Born in Columbus, MS on September 14, 1933 to the late John Pascal Elliott, Sr. and Willie Merle Gunnel Elliott, he grew up in the Artesia community. He attended Starkville High School, and graduated from Okolona High School where he was Mr. Okolona High and a standout athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. He continued his education in pre-medicine at his beloved Mississippi State University where he was president of the SAE Fraternity. In 1954, he began his medical training at Tulane University Medical School receiving his Doctorate in Medicine in 1958. He interned at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans where he was Intern of the Year and completed his residency there in urology and served for two years as Chief Resident. In 1957, he married his sweetheart, Carol Richardson, in New Orleans.  A patriotic American, Doc served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was federalized during the Berlin Crisis in 1961. In 1964, he established the first urology practice in Northeast Mississippi which ultimately led to a six-physician practice. He retired in 1997 after 39 years serving his fellowmen. An adventurous soul committed to the New Testament principles of loving God and neighbor, Doc began the first of many medical mission trips around the world, especially to Africa, Central, and South America. His leadership led to healing and hope for many third world country children and adults. Along the way, athletic John managed to run the Boston Marathon and climb Kilimanjaro in 1996 at the age of 63. A devout Methodist, John and Carol were longtime faithful and committed members of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo where they served in virtually every capacity. A volunteer by nature, Doc committed himself to the betterment of medicine and his community through many involvements. For three years he coached Park and Rec football, baseball and basketball, and developed friendships with those he coached that lasted a lifetime.  He was a member of the American and Mississippi Medical Associations serving as president of the Urology Division and as diplomat to the American Board of Urologists in 1967.  Locally, he served on the executive board of the NMMC and the NMMC Foundation, Chief of Staff in 1969 and Chief of Surgery in 1974-1975. He helped pioneer the Good Samaritan Clinic, served on the Salvation Army and Sanctuary Hospice Boards where he and Carol were among the founders. He served his alma mater, MSU, on the Foundation Board and the College of Arts and Science Board and was named Alumnus of the Year in 1996. Doc published four widely read books: “All the Piety and Wit,” “Morning Report,” “Chalkhill,” and “Trampled Ground.” Additionally, he wrote and published countless professional papers in the Southern and American Journals of Medicine. Doc’s genial personality, his loving, modest, and giving spirit, and his commitment to the highest of Christian values endeared him to thousands of grateful people in his wonderful 86 year earthly pilgrimage. Well done, Good and Faithful Servant!He is survived by his wife, Carol; their children, John Pascal Elliot, III (Leslie) of Jackson, Mary Margaret Cox (Brent) of League City, TX, and Kathryn Ann Lake (Chris) of Austin, TX; his grandchildren, Dr. John William Elliot (Meredith) of Tupelo, Claire Cambre Elliot Grothe (Gabe) of Jackson, Taylor Elizabeth Cox Flores (Roland) of League City, TX, Andrew John Lake and Meghan Margaret Lake, both of Austin, TX; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle Gunnels Elliot and John P. Elliot.Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Friends are encouraged to support the family by sending condolences to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net. Memorials in his honor may be made to the Elliott Scholarship Fund, c/o MSU Foundation, P.O Box 423, Mississippi State MS 39762; or Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38802; or St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton Ave, Tupelo MS 38804.
Lee Memorial Funeral Home – Tupelo
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