Obituaries

HCN Regional Obituaries(July 10-16,2020)

Baldwyn MS 
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Baldwyn
Della Mae Tyes Foster 
November 25, 1957 – July 8, 2020
Della Mae Tyes Foster was born November 25, 1957 in Lee County to the late Van Tyes and Sylvia Mister Tyes. She departed this life Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the Regional Medical Center in Corinth, MS. Survivors are her loving and devoted husband, Robert Lee Foster; her children, Rev. Dr. Mary Tyes-Williams (Cedric), Robert Lee Tyes, Janice Lanette Tyes (Reco), and James Southward; three sisters, Hattie Pearl Tyes, Brenda Lee Tyes and RoseMary Beene; five brothers, John Henry Tyes, Sam Tyes, Willie Frierson, Clemon Ray Frierson and Ray Charles Frierson; seven grandchildren, Nikisha, Ashley, Cedric, Kaleb, Jeremiah, Jasmine and Kaybreanna; one great-grandson, Jakorey; special aunt, Lou Della Agnew; special friend, Louise Shinault; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and other relatives. She is preceded in death by her parents Van and Sybil Tyes; three brothers, Jerry Lee “Jack” Tyes, Henry J. Tyes and Milton Tyes; two sisters, Hettie Mae Tyes and Barbara Frierson.Visitation will be Friday, July 10, 2020 3:00-5:00 PM at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home-Baldwyn. Graveside Services will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:30-3:00 PM at New Tabernacle M. B. Church Cemetery, Hwy 145 North, Baldwyn, MS 38824. agnewandsons 
Devonta Reshawn Beene 
June 19, 1992 – July 12, 2020
Devonta Reshawn Beene was born June 19, 1992 and passed away July 12, 2020. Survivors include his mother, Angela Beene and father, Shawn Hill; five sisters, Brittany McGee, Olive Beene, Alise Hill, Zykerria Crump and Promise Lewis; four brothers, Xavier Beene, Cameron Pittman, Marjayious Hilland Isaiah Beene; his grandparents,  Willie E. Hill and Gloria Hill; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joann and Tommy L. Beene, and Rev. Myrtle Clarke.Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2:00-2:30 PM at Springhill M. B. Church Cemetery, 446 Pratt Rd, Baldwyn, MS 38824. agnewandsons 
Hattie Faye McGaha 
November 26, 1939 – July 14, 2020
Hattie F. McGaha passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Saltillo, MS. She was born November 26, 1939 in Prentiss County unto the late Wes Miller and Gracie Miller.Services will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020, 3:00-5:00 PM at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home-Baldwyn. agnewandsons 
Kesler Funeral Home Inc – Baldwyn
Kathy Ann Humphres
March 25, 1973 ~ July 9, 2020 
Kathy Ann Humphres, 47, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at LaConte Medical Center in Sevierville, TN. She was a member of First Independent Baptist Church in Pratts, MS. She enjoyed cooking, camping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.Kathy is survived by her husband of over twenty years, Dossie Humphres of New Site; her sons, Dossie Wayne Humphres, Clayton Humphres and Payton Humphres of New Site; her daughter, Bobbie Odom (Bobby) of Belmont; her brother, Clinton Hayden (Maria) of Marietta; her sister, Christy Pounds (Danny) of Marietta; her mother, Patsy Hayden of Marietta; her grandchildren, Ellie, Thomas “Bubba” and RJ Wheelington of Belmont; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Hayden; her grandchild, Baby Wheelington; and her grandparents, Clinton E. and Bonnie Stacy, and Roy and Lera Hayden.Visitation will be 5-9:00 pm Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home. Memorial Services will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the funeral home with Bro. Toby Mears officiating. Burial will be in the Old Friendship Cemetery. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kathy Ann Humphres, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome.com 
Raymond Paul Harless
August 6, 1931 ~ July 14, 2020 
Raymond Paul Harless, 88, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Paul was a Marine Corp veteran who served statewide during the Korean War teaching electronics to military troops before they were shipped over seas. After leaving the military Paul taught math and physics in Missouri before returning to Mississippi to teach electronics at Northeast Mississippi Community College for 14 years. Later he taught math and physics in the Prentiss County school system at Wheeler and Jumpertown before retiring. Paul loved teaching and meeting new people. He was an outgoing person who loved to talk with anyone he met. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Harless is survived by his daughters, Lisa Harless of Wheeler and Cindy Sanders (Jeff Romine) of Pontotoc; and their mother, Marie McCoy Harless; his granddaughters, Katie Sanders and Elizabeth Berry; his great-granddaughters, Jayla Sanders, Claudia Berry (Hunter Jackson) and Emerille Berry; his great great-grandson, Sebastian Shumpert; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lonnie Murphy, Donnie Dunaway, and Bro. Marty Roberts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Stella White Harless; his sisters, Helen Harless and Lenore Boop; and his brother, Lonnie Harless. Paul will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Marty Roberts and Lonnie Murphy officiating. Due to the Covid Virus there will be no public visitation. Services will be graveside for immediate family only. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Raymond Paul Harless, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome.com 
Waters Funeral Home Inc – Baldwyn
Anistean Hisaw
November 22, 1925 – July 15, 2020
Anistean Wheeler Hisaw, age 94, passed away on Wednesday July 15, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was born November 22, 1925, to the late Lelia Hicks Wheeler and Garfield Wheeler. She was a member of Booneville First Pentecostal Church. During her life, she served as Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, and Secretary Treasurer for the Cain’s Chapel Church and Cemetery. She worked many years at Prentiss Mfg., and retired from Baptist Memorial Hospital after 18 years. She was a member of the P. C. Homemakers Club and won many awards in sewing. She loved her family more that words can convey; especially the great-great-grands.She is survived by her daughter, Jimmie Ann (Tulon) Lambert; grandson, Rev. William (Lezlie) Lambert; grandchildren, Lynzie (Kyle) McKay and Leigh Ann (Ryan) Williamson; great-great-grands, Addison McKay, Aiden Mckay and Grayson Williamson; her brother, Arlis Wheeler; and nephew, Guy Wheeler.Family will receive visitors on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Booneville First Pentecostal Church with service immediately following and led by Pastor, Rev. Jonathan Soden and Rev. William Lambert. Burial will follow in Cain’s Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Young, Bobby Stewart, William Arnold, Kim Billingsley, Marty Barnes and Ricky Lambert. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family watersfuneralservice.com. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Anistean Hisaw, please visit our Tribute Store.
Booneville MS
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Booneville
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Booneville Funeral Home – Booneville
Methil Charlene Letson Finch
July 17, 1938 – July 16, 2020
Methil Charlene Letson Finch, 81, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, at home in Rienzi. She was born in Tishomingo County on July 17, 1938, to Charlie Edward Letson and Eva Arnett McAnally Letson. She loved her family and cherished spending time with them. She enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, sewing, and listening to gospel music.She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Finch; three sons, Timothy Brown of Rienzi, Michael Finch (Nichole) of Long Island, NY, and Christopher Finch of Slidel, LA; one daughter, Rhonda Jourdan of Booneville; grandchildren, Mark Conley, Greg Conley, Brandy Hicks, Richard Finch, Gracie Finch, and Chelsey Osborn; twelve great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Teresa Arnold; mother-in-law, Velma G. Finch; father-in-law, Ruby V. Finch; son-in-law, Ronnie Jourdan; infant sisters, Maude Letson and Lethia Letson; sisters, Trannie Jones and Helen Nelson; and a brother, Eddie L. Letson.Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Booneville Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Cooper and Bro. Danny Young officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Conley, Greg Conley, Billy Nelson, David Adams, Tyler Conley, Kenny Hill, and Denny Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at boonevillefuneralhome.net. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Methil Charlene Letson Finch please visit our Sympathy Store.
McMillan Funeral Home – Booneville
Thomas Eugene Coker
September 8, 1953 – July 8, 2020
Thomas Eugene passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at his home. He was born September 8, 1953, to Hermon Thomas Coker and Agnes Martin Coker. He married the love of his life, Wauchita Coker, in 1979, and spent 39 years with her. Mr. Coker loved spending his time watching NASCAR and spending all his time with his family. He is a retired Forest Ranger for the Mississippi Forestry Commission.He is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Brandenburg (Joseph); one brother, Tulon Coker; one sister, Julie Riddle (Tim); one grandson, Tyler Brandenburg; one sister-in-law, Theresa Streetman; mother-in-law, Quay Johnson; a host of nieces and nephews; and a host of great nieces and great nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Wauchita Coker; his parents; two brother-in-laws, Sammy Streetman and Teddy Johnson; and one sister-in-law, Marcia Coker.A Celebration of Life graveside service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Jones Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Elvia Greenhaw officiating. The services are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home.Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com
Milford Earl ManessJune 5, 1928 – July 10, 2020Wilford Earl Maness, 92, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Ellery Arbor Memorial Care Center in Colleyville, TX. He was born on June 5, 1928, along with his twin sister Mildred Pearl, to Floyd and Dollie Maness. He enjoyed growing up on the farm with his family. He graduated high school and married the love of his life Vera Aileen Lambert on April 17, 1948. They worked together for James and Opal Mitchell at their clothing manufacturing plant in Rienzi, Mississippi. Mr. Mitchell was Milford’s mentor and taught him all about running a manufacturing plant. Milford was in the Army, stationed in Germany from 1952 to 1954. He returned home, and he and Aileen had Regina Kaye on October 30, 1954. He was an amazing Dad and Uncle. He loved Kaye and he adored all his nieces and nephews. In 1961, he, Aileen and Kaye moved to Hartsville, Tennessee where he and Aileen worked for Trousdale Manufacturing and later for Broadloom Manufacturing Company. He loved people and his greatest joy was to run a company that created a wonderful work environment for its employees. Milford was a member of the Hartsville United Methodist Church. He and Aileen later retired to Leoma, Tennessee where they returned to farming life which brought them both great joy. They enjoyed their wonderful neighbors and entertained family frequently at their cabin on Sugar Creek lovingly named “Happy Hollow”. They were both members of Antioch United Methodist Church. When he was older, Milford had several wonderful ladies who helped him at his home. Milford moved to Texas with his daughter Kaye in June of 2019. He continued to enjoy life at Kaye’s home, loving all his helpers who came to stay with him. He also loved living at Ellery Arbor Memory Care Center where he loved all his neighbors and nurses. Milford loved people, and he tried to leave everyone he met with a smile. He was deeply loved by friends and family.He is survived by one brother, Bill Maness of Corinth, Mississippi; one sister-in-law, Verda Pullman of Corinth, Mississippi; one brother-in-law, Ray Lambert (Suzanne) of Corinth, Mississippi; one daughter, Kaye Gumm (Steve) of Colleyville, Texas; and many precious nieces and nephews and friends. He is preceded to heaven by his loving parents, Floyd and Dollie Maness; parents-in-laws, Wiley and Alice Lambert; his precious wife, Aileen Lambert Maness; one brother, J.W. Maness (Artibelle); two sisters, Bernice Pace (Ray), Mildred Morgan (Avis Brimmingham); one brother, Hugh Maness (Willie Etta); three sister-in-laws, Barbara Maness, Linda Lambert, and Faye Dailey; one brother-in-law, Charles Lambert; and two nephews, Lyn Smith and Brian Maness.A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be at 3:00 PM Friday, July 17, 2020, at Love Joy Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Cody Stephens officiating. Services are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com
Adam Corey BascombFebruary 7, 1978 – July 13, 2020Adam C. Bascomb, 42, departed from his earthly home on Monday, July 13, 2020, at his home surrounded by the ones he loved most. Nothing was more important to him than his wife, children, mother, and nine siblings, and many nieces and nephews. He was born February 7, 1978. Adam was a commercial roofer prior to being a skilled welder for 19 years at Triple R Trailers until his illness. He enjoyed hunting, watching the St. Louis Cardinals baseball, watching his baby girl play softball, and enjoyed his chicken farm. Adam was married to Jamie Plaxico Bascomb for 21 years, his one and only true love. He will be greatly missed and loved until that sweet day that his family is reunited in their eternal home.He is survived by his wife, Jamie Plaxico Bascomb; and his three children, Corey, Caitlin, and Brooklyn; mother, Kathy Shapiro; eight sisters, Angel (Wayne), Ashley (Russell), Allyson (Chad), Autumn, Amber, Amarah, Annah (Dan), and Addison (Dustin); one brother, Andy; mother-in-law, Donna Plaxico; father-in-law, James Plaxico; and a host of nieces and nephews who he adored. He is preceded in death by his son, Skyler; grandparents, Doris and Gene Miller; brother-in-law, Eric Plaxico; one uncle, Tommy Miller; and one aunt, Sarah Pickens.Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home. A Private Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the funeral home. A Public Graveside Service will follow at 6:00 PM at the Old Kemp’s Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Joel Tittle officiating. Burial will be in Old Kemp’s Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nickey Shaw, Bud Bates, Heath Hall, Eric Mills, Matt Smith, and Jason Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Corey Bascomb, Payden Mitchell, Chad Mitchell, and Jace Smith. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com
Corinth MS
Magnolia Funeral Home – Corinth
Stephen Eugene LingelbachDecember 6, 1978 – July 11, 2020Stephen Eugene Lingelbach, 41 of Michie, TN, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Lingelbach was born December 6, 1978 in Iuka, MS to Clayton Wendell Lingelbach and Mattie Sue Butler Lingelbach. He was a retail sales manager for Baber’s Rent to Own and also worked for other rent to own facilities. Stephen was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church, an avid Alabama fan and was a cat lover. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming in the creek and helping people. Stephen is survived by his father, Clayton Wendell Lingelbach of Michie, TN; his mother, Mattie Butler Lingelbach of Michie, TN; his brother, Clayton Lingelbach, Jr. of Counce, TN; his nieces and nephews, Destiny Merryman (Andrew), Alex Lingelbach and Gillian Lingelbach; his great-niece and nephew, Will Merryman and Lena Merryman; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his great-niece, Arabella Merryman, and paternal grandparents, Clay and Virginia Robinson Lingelbach. Visitation will be Friday, July 17,2020 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Center Hill Baptist Church in Michie, TN. A private family graveside service will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Pisgah Methodist Church Cemetery. Bro. Keith Driskell will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Doyle Butler, Casey Webb, Alex Lingelbach, Scott Johnson, John Wilbanks and Andrew Merryman. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Loving Life, PO Box 224, Corinth MS 38835; or Living Free, PO Box 224, Corinth MS 38835. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mr. Stephen Eugene Lingelbach.https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/5WTBXY2QFRN5QXG6. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Stephen Eugene Lingelbach please visit our Sympathy Store.
Ray C LangstonMay 10, 1934 – July 11, 2020Ray C. Langston, 86 of Rienzi, MS, passed away on July 11, 2020 at Tishomingo Community Living Center in Iuka, MS. He was born May 10, 1934, in Alcorn County, MS, to the late Lesley “Les” and Laura Mae Inman Langston. Ray retired from Intex Plastics after 34 years, was of the Baptist faith and a member of Rienzi Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping, traveling, and woodworking. Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 65 years, Thelma Langston of Rienzi, MS; son, Greg Langston and wife Robin of New Albany, MS; six grandchildren, Amy Langston, Justin Wilburn and wife Lauren, Whitney Nall and husband Ben, Brittany Pate, Lauren Adair and husband Ryan, and Cole Martin and wife Marianna; three great-grandchildren Destiny Wilburn, Alissa Wilburn, and Charlie Ann Pate; sisters, Ilene Cooksey and husband Charles of Corinth, MS, and Shelia Hales of Corinth, MS; other relatives and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Rhonda Martin; son, Donnie Langston; grandson, Josh Langston; brothers, Jack Langston, Aaron Langston, and Duley Langston; sisters, Eva Cartwright, Janice Cox, Irene Johnson, and Betty Brooks. A graveside service is set for 11:30 AM, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Kemps Chapel Cemetery with interment in Kemps Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Charlie Cooper and Harold Palmer will be officiating the service. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mr. Ray Langston. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ray C Langston please visit our Sympathy Store. magnoliafuneralhome.net
James “Jim” Carter Jr.April 3, 1939 – July 11, 2020James “Jim” Carter, Jr., 81 of Rienzi, MS, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. James Carter proudly served his country in The United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division stationed out of Fort Hood, where he received two medals for good conduct. He was a devout member of Unity Baptist Church, in Biggersville, MS. He was born in Amite, LA on, April 3, 1939, to the late James Carter, Sr. and Minnie Pittman Carter. He was one of nine children. James “Pops” and his wife Sheila spent 20 years together. They enjoyed traveling with their beloved dog, Teal, seeing the beautiful landscape God created and listening to bluegrass music. He was an honorable man, full of wisdom beyond his years. When Pops spoke, whether it be a Bible story, stories from the past, or an occasional joke, the room always went quiet. Pops will be forever loved and missed dearly.Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Sheila Carter; his sons, Brent Carter (June), Bert Carter (Pattie), Bart Carter, and Hancel Berryman; daughter, Christy Oglesby (Brian Lambert); thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Carter; sister, Virean Hughes; his beloved dog, Teal; mother-in-law, Helen West; brothers-in-law, John West and Dewayne West; sister-in-law, Teresa Fletcher (Tommy); special friend Betty Jean Howard; other relatives and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Colen MacArthur Carter, Henry Pete Carter, and Charles Carter; sisters, Minnie Ella Carter, Woodrow Carter Dykes, and his infant sibling. Special thanks to Legacy Hospice Services of Corinth, MS.There will be a private graveside service held at Corinth National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Jericho Rescued Fur Babies through their Facebook page at @annettek63. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mr. James “Jim” Carter, Jr. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James “Jim” Carter Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store. magnoliafuneralhome.net
McPeters Funeral Home – Corinth
Charles David Bill WilkinsMay 14, 1942 – July 10, 2020Charles David “Bill” Wilkins 78, passed away July 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born May 14, 1942 in Alcorn County MS to the late Norman Eric Wilkins and Lillian Mae Wilkins. He was a 1960 graduate of Farmington High School, was a farmer, car dealer and laid ceramic tile for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his garden and spending time with his family.He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margie Phillips Wilkins; son, Joey Wilkins (Jessica); grandchildren, Brendan Wilkins, Gracie Glidewell, Amber McCann, Dakota McCann; sisters, Eloise Ross, Gale Stine, Martha Herrmann, Sherry Scott (Junior); a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Phillip Wilkins; parents; brothers, Roscoe Wilkins, Jimmy Wilkins; sisters, Ruth Horne, Estille Vinson, Ann Cornelius, Dale Scott.The family will receive friends Sunday, July 12, 2020 at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with social distance guidelines in place. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com for the Wilkins family. Arrangements are under the care of McPetes Inc. Funeral Home. 
Norma HillMay 27, 1944 – July 10, 2020Mrs. Norma Jean Hill, 76, passed away July 10, 2020 at her residence. She was born May 27, 1944 to the late Charles and Edna Lancaster. She was a member of West Corinth Baptist Church, retired factory worker having worked at ITT and Tecumseh. She enjoyed sitting on her back porch, the outdoors and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.She is survived by her daughter, Angie Vanderford and husband Terry; grandchildren, Linde Avent (Bryson), Laney McAnalley (Brandon); a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hill; parents, Charles and Edna Lancaster; brother, Tommy Lancaster; sisters, Edna Earle Dill, Betty Sue Ragland; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hubert and Estelle Hill.Graveside Services are set for 11:00 am Monday, July 13, 2020 at Henry Cemetery with Bro. Harold King officiating. In. lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Corinth Baptist Church, 308 School St, Corinth MS 38834. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com for the Hill family. Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.
Mary Olivia SandersAugust 11, 1930 – July 10, 2020Mary Olivia Sanders 89, passed away July 10, 2020 at Country Cottage surrounded by her family. She was born August 11, 1930 in Lee County MS to the late W. B. Knowles and Jewel Alemda Pratt Knowles Ayars. She was a member of Tate Baptist Church, and she worked 28 years at ITT. She loved and enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.She is survived by her son, Maury Sanders (Margaret); daughter, Cheryl Smith; grandchildren, Chris Sanders (Lacy), Beth Mitchell, Cole Sanders (Amy), Shauna Tomlinson (Jason); great grandchildren, Luke Mitchell, Carly Mitchell, Will Sanders Aubrey Davis, Gabe Sanders, Mattie Sanders, Peyton Tomlinson, Jaycee Tomlinson; and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Sanders; parents; brother, Verdell Knowles; sister, Sue Stewart; and son-in-law, Scotty Smith.Private Family Services will be held at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com for the Sanders family. Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.
Memorial Funeral Home – Corinth
Ravin SmithNovember 7, 1946 – July 11, 2020Ravin Smith, 73, passed away on July 11, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Alcorn County on November 7, 1946 to the late Dewey and Lulrie Grimes Smith. He attended Kossuth High School and soon after enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp serving from 1969-1971, and did two tours in Vietnam. He served two years as a reserve and then 24 years in the Mississippi National Guard. Professionally he was a machinist for Dana Corp for 24 years and also Caterpillar for 10. He was an avid gun collector, enjoyed hunting but he also enjoyed helping out other veterans that were not as able to help themselves. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gail Smith; daughter, Emily Arnold and husband Joshua; grandchild, Mason Arnold; brother, J.D. Smith and wife Pat; a sister, Linda Waldrop; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Lulrie Smith.Visitation will take place beginning at 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home. Services with military honors for Ravin Smith are scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday at the Corinth National Cemetery with burial to follow immediately. The Flag at Memorial Funeral Home has been lowered at half-staff in honor of Ravin Smith for his service to the United States of America and the US Marine Corp. Online condolences can be left at www.MemorialCorinth.com. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Milton Harold RencherApril 8, 1950 – July 14, 2020Milton Harold Rencher, 70, was born on April 8, 1950 and passed away on July 14, 2020.There are no services scheduled at this time. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.MemorialCorinth.com
Holly Springs MS
Holly Springs Funeral Home – Holly Springs
James Michael FiserJune 26, 1953 –  July 13, 2020James Michael Fiser, 67, of Snow Lake Shores, MS, was born on June 26, 1953 and passed away on July 13, 2020. He was the son of the late Betty Sallis Fiser and James Herbert Fiser. ”Mike” grew up in Arkansas, Texas, Indiana, and Michigan, where he played trombone and was drum major in the West Bloomfield High School marching band. In 1972, he became “Jim” when he joined the U.S. Army and served for ten years in Germany, CO, TX, IL, and Korea. In 1982, he returned to Memphis, attended the University of Memphis, then went to work at NSA/Juice Plus, where he was a valued, dependable employee for 30+ years and became “Psycho.” No matter the name he answered to, he loved classic rock, could fix or build anything, prepared and smoked outstanding ribs and barbecue, gave the best (and often noisiest) gifts to his nieces and nephews, and had the biggest servant’s heart of anyone we ever knew or loved. He left us too soon, and he will be truly missed. Survivors include his sister, B.J. Fiser Jones (Chip) of Roswell, GA; nephews, Oliver Jones (Ashley) of Roswell, GA, Andrew Jones (Margaret Rose) of Marietta, GA; and niece Maggie Jones of Atlanta; great-nephews, Owen, Eli, and Knox Jones; great-nieces, Annie and Marilouise Jones; his aunt, Marilyn Sallis of Nashville; many treasured cousins; and his best friend, Jimmy Howell (Lisa) of Hickory Flat, MS. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 5-7:00 pm at Holly Springs Funeral Home, 1160 Hwy 311, Holly Springs MS. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Tails of Hope Dog Rescue, PO Box 30245, Memphis TN 38118, with “In memory of James Fiser” in the memo; or to the charity of your choice.
JF Brittenum and Son Funeral Home – Holly Springs
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Serenity-Autry Funeral Home – Holly Springs
Mother Dorothy PryorOctober 6, 1931 ~ July 13, 2020Mother Dorothy Pryor, 88, transitioned on Monday, July 13, 2020 at her residence in Waterford, MS. She was born on October 6, 1931 to the late Steporia Pryor and Robert Reed. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined New Hope M.B. Church, where she served on the Missionary, Usher and Mother Board. She was also a member of the Women’s Home Improvement Society.She leaves to cherish her loving memories a daughter, Valine (Oscar) James of Holly Springs, MS; a son, Lynell Pryor of Laws Hill, MS; two step-children, Sandra (David) Williams of Oxford, MS and Dwight (Emma) Pryor of Houston, TX; seventeen grandchildren (three of them whom she raised as her own), Janice M. (Bobby) Brown of Memphis, TN, Vickie Pryor of Robinsonville, MS, and Johnell Pryor, Jr., of New Albany, MS; sixteen great-grandchildren (three of which she raised as her own), Nikita, Jasmine, and Jessica; eleven great-great grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Georgia Pryor of Aurora, IL; a sister-in-law, Opatria Pryor of Laws Hill, MS; three sisters, Alfreda Deberry, Dianh Terry, and Leola Jefferson of Memphis, TN; three brothers, Robert Reed, James Reed and Joseph Reed of Victoria, MS; six god-children, Ora L. Mitchell of Laws Hill, MS, Anna Mitchell of Holly Springs, MS, Sally Thompson of Oxford, MS, Rosie Clayborn of Aberdeen, TX, Sweetie Wooten and Shirley Pitts of Byhalia, MS; one aunt, Nancy Hickman of Des Moines, IA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Visitation will be on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 4-6:00 pm at Serenity-Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Graveside Services will take place on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:00 am at New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery in Laws Hill. 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 Mother Dorothy Pryor, please visit our floral store.  serenityfuneralhomeinc 
Houston MS
Houston Funeral Home – Houston
Jettie Inez MartinJanuary 18, 1926 – July 10, 2020Ms. Jettie Inez Miller Martin, 94, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Shearer Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona, Mississippi. She was born in Una, Mississippi on January18, 1926 to Author Hill Miller and Jettie Mae Henley. She was a retired furniture manufacturing employee for Shannon Chair Company and a member of Amity Baptist Church.Ms. Martin is survived by her daughter, Ann Coggins of West Point; her son, John T. (Kay) Martin of Houston; her daughter-in-law, Doretta Martin of Starkville; her sisters, Mildred Johnson of Oak Dale, LA, and Emma Jean Hoover of California; her brother, C. E. Miller of Florida; her grandchildren, Nicole (Tommy) Gill, Austen Martin, Cara Martin, Brandy (Gene) Kimbrough, Eric Martin, Marty (Angie) Coggins, Paul (Pat) Coggins, Kathy (Joe) Williams, and Kelly (Bobby) McRaney; her 18 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. Ms. Martin is preceded in death by her parents; her late husband, Thomas E. “Fesser” Martin; her son, Billy Ray “Booboo” Martin; and her numerous siblings.Visitation will be at Houston Funeral Home on Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 2:00-3:00 PM with funeral services to follow at 3:00 PM with Bro. Scott Griffin officiating. Burial will be at Prospect Cemetery in Houston, Mississippi. Pallbearers will be Colton Byars, Eric Martin, Geron Gill, Paul Coggins, and Marty Coggins. Honorary pallbearers will be Toby Johnson, Steve Free. Houston Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Prospect Cemetery, C/O Bruce Wofford, 1207 Hwy 8 East, Houston, Mississippi 38851. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com
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
Larry Doris “Poppie” Cox, Sr.June 17, 1958 ~ July 12, 2020On July 12, 2020, Larry Cox Sr “Poppie”, 62, of Myrtle, MS, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Larry was born June 17,1958 in New Albany, MS, the son of Finley and Gara Cox. Larry was a devout Christian and proud member of Temple Baptist Church. Larry also volunteered his time with the Union County Baptist Association. He retired from Memphis Light Gas and Water where he worked in the meter reading department for 25 years. He was the proud father of Tera and Larry Jr and was the best “Poppie” his seven grandchildren could have ever asked for. He loved to take his grandchildren on different adventures, tell them fun stories, and he always had a joke for them. Larry always tried to make everyone smile. He loved to see joy in the faces of everyone he knew. He had a huge smile and a joyful laugh that touched so many hearts.He leaves behind seven grandchildren who thought the world of him, Caylie Streich, Brooklyn Streich, Drew Streich, Serenity Camp, MacKenzie Cox, Lillian Cox, and Finley Cox. He is survived by his mother, Gara Cox; two brothers, John (Cathy) Cox of Southaven, MS and Randal (Jan) Cox of Olive Branch, MS; his two children, Tera (Andy) Streich of Myrtle, MS, and Larry (Samantha) Cox Jr of Hickory Flat, MS. He will be dearly missed by the ones who loved him. Larry is preceded in death by his father, Finley Cox; and one sister, Kristy Cox. A drive-by visitation with the family will be from 5-6:00 PM Wednesday, July 15 at the Family Life Center of Temple Baptist Church in Myrtle. A private family burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Etta. Arrangements will be provided by New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care. The family requests that memorials be directed to Temple Baptist Church, 1025 North St, Myrtle MS 38650; or the Union County Baptist Association. The staff of New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care invites you to share memories with the Cox family at nafuneralsandcremations.com  (662)539-7000. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Larry Doris “Poppie” Cox, Sr., please visit our floral store.
James Carl “Jake” PearsonDecember 16, 1946 ~ July 14, 2020James Carl “Jake” Pearson, 73, a resident of Lafayette County, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford following an extended illness. Born December 16, 1946 in Nettleton, Jake was the son of the late Sylvester and Lois Ann Lewis Pearson. In earlier years Jake served as a Florida orange grove supervisor before returning to the North Mississippi area. He will be remembered as a true Southern “character” who enjoyed doing things his way. He will be greatly missed.Survivors include his children, Lois Vander Woude of Thibodaux, LA, James Stark of New Albany, Joe Graves of Baldwyn, Jim Taylor of Calhoun City, Donald Stiner of Columbia, MO, and Donald Easterling of Gordon, AL; one brother, Cecil Pearson of Nettleton; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.A Service of Remembrance will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Toccopola Community Center near Pontotoc. A private family burial will follow. Arrangements will be provided by New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care. The staff of New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care invites you to share memories with the family nafuneralsandcremations.com  (662)539-7000. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Carl “Jake” Pearson, please visit our floral store.
Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Inc – New Albany
Lonzo Sargent HowellMay 11, 1943 ~ July 16, 2020 Mr. Lonzo Sargent Howell, 77, transitioned Thursday July 16, 2020 at his home in Myrtle, MS. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Simmons of New Albany. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lonzo Sargent Howell, please visit our floral store. serenityfuneralhomeinc 
United Funeral Service – New Albany
Mary Ree Pennington HarrisApril 4, 1943 – July 10, 2020Mary Ree Pennington Harris, 77, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020 at Sunshine Nursing Home in Myrtle. She was born April 4, 1943, in Tallahatchie County to William Clark Pennington and Nellie Marie Patterson Pennington. She was a member of Myrtle United Methodist Church. She was retired, having worked as Cafeteria Manager at Myrtle School. She is survived by three sons, George Harris of Myrtle, Benjamin Harris of Sherman, and Ted Harris of Myrtle; one sister, Janet Bennett of Myrtle; one brother, Bobby Pennington (Wennie) of Thaxton; and one grandchild, Auston Harris. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Charlie Alston Harris. Graveside services will be at 6:00 pm Monday, July 13, 2020, at Gerizim Cemetery in Myrtle with Bro. Eugene Stockstill officiating. Palllbearers will be Seth Gaines, Clay Morman, T. J. Cleveland, Micheal Canerdy, Shannon Young, and Will Mills. United Funeral Service in honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Ree Pennington Harris please visit our Sympathy Store.
Willard Clifton RoatonSeptember 12, 1930 – July 14, 2020Willard Clifton Roaton, 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. He was born September 12, 1930 in the Keownville Community of Union County to William Coucil Roaton and Laura Hall Roaton. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He retired from Allied Furniture. He was a member of Fairfield Presbyterian Church. He was a great “Papaw” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed working in his garden. In earlier years, he enjoyed coaching baseball teams that he had organized and coached to many wins.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Martha Witt Roaton; two sons, Clifton Roaton (Rayshell) and Terry Roaton (Tammy); two brothers, Robert Roaten and Gene Roaten; two sisters, Dorothy Metts and Velma Jarrett; five grandchildren, Eric Roaton, Erin McBrayer, Ethan Roaton, Madison Pannell, and Witt Roaton; and four great grandchildren, Gavin Roaton, Tucker Stubbs, Ida Kaire McBrayer and Annie Reese Pannell. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bessie Smithey and Lillie Bullock; four brothers, Leroy Roaten, Randle Roaten, Boyce Roaten and Milton Roaten; and, also, two siblings who passed away as infants.Pallbearers will be Witt Roaton, Eric Roaton, Ethan Roaton, Gavin Roaton, Carl Sullivan and Russell McBrayer.Visitation will be Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 12:00 pm until service time at Fairfield Presbyterian Church in Blue Springs. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 pm with Bro. Dan Rupert officiating. Burial will be at Fairfield Cemetery. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. In honor of Mr. Roaton’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army flag during his visitation and funeral service. For online condolences and guest registry, please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Willard Clifton Roaton please visit our Sympathy Store.
Oxford MS
Coleman Funeral Home – Oxford
Amarillo Dale SullivanMay 27, 1997 – July 10, 2020Amarillo Dale Sullivan, 23, passed away at his home in Abbeville, MS, Friday, July 10, 2020. Dale was born in New Albany, MS to Eddie and Loretta Sullivan. He graduated from Lafayette High School where he ran track and was a member of a Bible study group. Dale was baptized in the Jordan River while serving in the military. Dale’s best friend was his dog, Miley. He loved spending time with Miley. Dale enjoyed being outdoors and fishing too. He could stay on the bank fishing all day whether the fish were biting or not. His dad remembers fishing all day with him on his fifteenth birthday and getting nothing but a sunburn. Dale will be remembered by those who loved him as kind hearted, generous, and silly. He loved to help people have a great day even if things weren’t going well. He was always smiling and would give a stranger the shirt off his back if needed. He was an artist; he loved to journal; and he was constantly painting and rearranging his room. Dale was a medic in the National Guard and was an excellent marksman. One of the reasons he joined the National Guard was that he loved to travel and see the world. Dale was loved by a family who remembers fondly how much he loved and cared about each of them. His sense of humor often showed his love. When his sister would ask him to pick up something for her, his response was always, “I won’t get you anything, but I will bring you a job application.” Of course, he brought whatever she had asked for. If his sisters were out, he would always tell them to be home before the street lights came on. He was very protective of his sisters. He was in love with his two month old niece, Maybre Jane Sullivan, and always told his sister to have her home before the street lights came on. He was equally in love with his nephew, Brantley Thomas.Dale is survived by his parents, Eddie and Loretta (Wolfe) Sullivan; his sisters, Abigail Sullivan and Selena Sullivan; his brother, Johnny Wolfe; his grandparents, Jerry Wayne and Charlotte Rutherford, and Ann Wolfe; his niece, Maybre Jane Sullivan; and his nephew, Brantley Thomas. Dale was preceded in death by his grandparents, Shirley and Lucious Sullivan.A visitation will held Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Coleman Funeral Home (601 Commerce Parkway, Oxford MS). A memorial service will follow at 3:30 pm at Garden of Memories Cemetery (295 Highway 7 North, Oxford, MS). Interment will be at Garden of Memories. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. Please leave online condolences on the Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Amarillo Dale Sullivan please visit our Sympathy Store.
L Hodges Funeral Service – Oxford
Melvin Louis SavageSeptember 27, 1957 ~ July 14, 2020 Mr. Melvin Savage, 62, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital/North MS in Oxford, MS. He was the son of the late Cloyes Harwell was born September 27, 1957 in Union County, MS. He was married to Ola Mae Perry Savage, who preceded him in death. Mr. Savage, for over thirty years served his community, surrounding churches, the city of Oxford and Lafayette County by delivering propane gas. He was recognized by many as a smart, kind, hardworking, and gentle man with a “boyish smile” who would go out of his way to help you. Most of all, Mr. Savage was a family man. He often sacrificed to make sure that his children had the best opportunities possible. Most of all, as a believer in Christ, it was very important that his children understood what it meant to respect themselves and others. It was also important for him to be a mentor to any young person who frequented his home and spent time with his family. Known as “Peanut” by many friends and family, he will be remembered as a loving brother, cousin, and friend. He is lovingly remembered by his children, Melvin D. Savage and Monica Savage of Oxford, MS and Kendrick (Jamye) Savage of Atlanta, GA; his grandchildren who remember him as Papa, ZaNylah Holmes, Jamir Holmes, Melvin Savage, all of Oxford, MS, and Kurrie Savage (Atlanta, GA); his siblings, Connie (Earlie Mae) Savage, Linda Payton, Elem Harwell, Willie Mae (Johnny) Goolsby, Liz Harwell, Dorothy (Leonard) Ivy, and Cedric (Contemprist) Nelson. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, Ola Savage; and siblings, Sarah Nelson, Doris J. Savage and Donald Savage. Visitation will be Friday, July 17, 2020 from 2:00-5:00 PM at L. Hodges Funeral Service. Graveside services will be held Saturday July 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Philadelphia M. B. Church, 36 County Rd 2006, Oxford MS 38655. www.lhodgesfs.com 
Waller Funeral Home and Cremation Services – Oxford
Susan Elaine Thweatt PolleyNovember 21, 1950 – July 11, 2020Mrs. Susan Elaine Thweatt Polley, 69, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at her home in Oxford. Born in Lafayette County, MS, to the late David Elvin and Ozie Lee Cromwell Thweatt, Mrs. Polley was a retired commercial agent with Oxford Insurance Agency. She was a former member of South Oxford Methodist Church and enjoyed attending gatherings and worship at The Old Methodist Campground. Mrs. Polley was an ever present, nurturing and devoted mother and grandmother and relished in every moment spent with her family.Survivors include her daughter, Michelle King Lynch and husband Rory of Oxford; a sister, Patricia Thweatt Watts and husband Tommy of Oxford; and a grandson, Cole Herring of Starkville, MS.Visitation will be Monday, July 13, 2020, from 4:00-6:00 PM at Waller Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. wallerfuneralhome.com  
Betty HaleyApril 1, 1930 – July 13, 2020But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31Betty Nelson Walters Haley, 90 years young, passed away peacefully Monday, July 13, 2020. Born in LaFollette, TN to the late William Henderson and Ethel Kizzie (Parrott) Nelson, she was the second youngest of ten children. Betty married Joe Parks Walters of LaFollette TN in 1950. They enjoyed traveling, going to UT football games, entertaining, and raising a family. After Joe passed away, Betty was a single mom during which time she worked at Exxon Corporation in Memphis, TN. In 1980 she married Rex Haley. Upon retirement they made their home in Hernando, MS where Betty enjoyed hosting family gatherings, feeding the birds and teaching the grandkids to fish. She planted many, many azaleas, dogwoods and other plants all throughout their beautiful property. Mom also loved daily walks which she continued to do right up until this year.  After Rex’s death, Betty moved to Wesley Meadows in Hernando MS where she lived for the last eight years. There she continued her flower gardening and bird feeding, and even better, made many dear friends. She enjoyed playing games every afternoon, reading and playing on her computer. And she never missed a UT football game on TV. Betty instilled in her children an appreciation of nature, the joy of laughter, the reward of reading a good book, the importance of being kind to others, and most importantly the love of the Lord. Her blended family includes children, Anne Walters Mathis (husband Randy), Susan Elizabeth Walters, Debbie Haley Jackson (husband Keith), David Haley and Mike Haley; as well as grandchildren, Jason Haley, Scott Haley, Joey Haley, Melissa Molina, Jennifer Berkowitz, Steve Seawright, Pam Seawright; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her sister Dean Brison lives in Sauk Village, IL. Siblings now deceased are sisters, Willie, Reba, Hazel, Nelle and Faetta as well as three brothers, Ira, Floyd and Chuck. The family is planning a memorial service for a later date. Memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS (5159 Main St) where a special thanks goes out for the amazing care and kindness she received there; or to Baker’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Hernando, MS (1965 Johnston Rd) where she was a member. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Ruth Eleanor Faust Tillman LoveApril 19, 1928 – July 14, 2020Mrs. Ruth Eleanor Faust Tillman Love, 92, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs, AR. Born in Lafayette County, MS to the late Hubbard Oliver Faust and Jessie Pearl Holleman Faust, Mrs. Love retired as the Director of Information at North Mississippi Medical Center. She enjoyed camping in her motorhome while traveling all over the country. Ruth was a former member of First Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS where she taught Sunday School for twenty-seven years in the four and five year old children’s department. She was also a former member of Clear Creek Baptist Church and a current member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Hot Spring, AR. Mrs. Love is survived by a daughter, Linda Faye Weil and husband Stephen of Tupelo, MS; son, Lee P. Tillman and wife Michele of Hot Springs, AR; step-daughter, Theresa Knight and husband Danny of Meridian, MS; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and five step-great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Marcus Hayden Tillman, Sr. and Charlie Love; infant son, Marcus Hayden Tillman, Jr.; three sisters, Marie Walker, Naomi Tubbs and Bertha Ayles; and two brothers, Johnny Faust and Charlie Faust.Funeral services will be held Monday, July 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Allen officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:30 AM until service time. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford, MS. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Love’s memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St NE Suite 600, Atlanta GA 30309. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Susan Elizabeth Schornhorst RomigDecember 19, 1964 – July 14, 2020Susan Elizabeth “Susie” Schornhorst Romig, 55, passed away Tuesday morning, July 14, 2020, in Oxford, MS. Born in Washington, D.C. to the late Frederick T. Schornhorst and Virginia Scott Schornhorst, Susie grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. She was a talented diver with local swim clubs and at Bloomington High School South. Susie attended Indiana University. She spent many wonderful summers as a staff member at Camp Marimeta for Girls in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Susie always had a passion for travel. Whether it was in a vehicle driving across country, or a motorcycle adventure through Greece, Susie embraced adventure and new horizons. She lived in Denver, CO and Eugene, OR, among other places, before settling in San Francisco for 23 years. Susie moved to Oxford, MS in 2015 to be near family. Susie loved her pets and loved to spoil them. She enjoyed volunteering with the League of Women Voters and other local politically active organizations. She enjoyed playing Mahjong and loved seeing live music of any sort. It didn’t matter if it was in a Mississippi Delta Juke Joint, or an International Opera house, Susie’s passion for music ran the spectrum. She was equally comfortable discussing R.L. Burnside or Tom Waits as she was Wagner or Verdi.Survivors include her mother, Virginia Scott Schornhorst of Oxford; two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Dean and husband Lee of Oxford, and Mary Kathryn Parker and husband Alan of Grenada, MS; a brother, F. Scott Schornhorst and wife Katie of Oxford, numerous nieces and nephews; and her boyfriend, Ames Saunders of Oxford. She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick T. Schornhorst. A memorial service for Susie will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Susie’s memory may be made to MS Critterz, 413 McElroy Drive, Oxford MS 38655. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Pontotoc MS
Browning Funeral Home – Pontotoc
Dorothy Allice McCoyMay 24, 1922 – July 16, 2020Dorothy Allice Smith McCoy departed this earthly realm Thursday, July 16, 2020, at her home in Algoma, Mississippi. She was affectionately known as “Miss Dot”, “Granny Dot” or “Aunt Dot”. She was born May 24, 1922, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Henry Jasper Smith and Elma Tunnell Smith, who left rural north Mississippi seeking jobs in the big city. She began her education in Memphis and completed it at Troy and Algoma. She married Lavert McCoy in 1937, embarking on a journey of love, hard work and most of all, faith in God. They shared seventy one years together until his death in 2008. She was a partner and helpmate in all ways, and was the living example of a Proverbs 31 woman. Dot and Vert raised their family in the Algoma community where they were faithful members of Algoma Baptist Church. Dot worked side by side with Vert as they made their living from the fruits of the earth. They bought a country store in Algoma where they served the community for over thirty years. Vert was instrumental in the re-incorporation of the community of Algoma and served as the first mayor. The grandchildren were proud of this accomplishment and enjoyed referring to Dot as “the first lady”. Dot was known for her incredible caramel cakes as well as her prized tulips. She was a master gardener who could make anything grow. She sewed countless dresses for her granddaughters as well as beautiful quilts which are treasured family heirlooms. Dot was the mother of a physically handicapped child which was much harder in 1950 than it is today. Resources were extremely limited but Dot and Vert fought to insure Bernie had the same opportunities as all children. Dot became teacher, therapist and cheerleader for our “B” and as a result all four of her children led happy, productive lives. The word “homemaker” describes her perfectly – she truly made a home for her family through her hard work and devotion. And from her home many other homes have been created as her children and grandchildren strive to emulate her in all ways.She leaves behind to cherish her memory one son, Ernie McCoy; three daughters, Phyllis McGregor, Bernie Conrad and Teresa Arnold (J.T.); six grandchildren, Lisa Williamson (Jimmy), Traci Rainey (Eddie), Christi McCoy, Dale McGregor (Tina), Jake Arnold (Desi), Tyler Arnold (Maggie); as well as 17 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Adelle Cruse, Vara Montgomery and Imogene Stacy; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four siblings, Betty Jean Martin, Ike Stacy, Helen Duncan and Robbie Nell Johnson; two sons-in-law, Dr. Kermit McGregor and John Conrad; and one daughter-in-law, Sandra McCoy.As the sun set on Thursday, Dot was laid to rest beside Vert at the Old Monroe Mission Cemetery while her grandchildren sang ‘Amazing Grace’ and read from the Psalms. No current services are planned. Memorials may be made to Pontotoc County Bible Teachers Fund, PO Box 29, Pontotoc MS 38863; Algoma Baptist Church, PO Box 115, Algoma MS 38820; or Regional Rehab Center, 615 Pegram Drive, Tupelo MS 38801.
Payton Mortuary – Pontotoc
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Serenity-Autry Funeral Home – Pontotoc
Mother Cornelia Ruth CummingsSeptember 8, 1926 ~ July 12, 2020 Mother Cornelia Ruth Cummings, 93, was born September 8, 1926 to the late Jonathan and Pherlina Thornton. She departed this earthly life and entered her heavenly home on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. Cornelia grew up in the Poplar Springs community in Shannon, MS where she attended Poplar Springs CME Church. Years later, Cornelia was one of the founding members of Jesus New Testament Holiness Church in Blue Springs, MS where she once served as choir president, Sunday School teacher, church Mother and Treasurer. She remained faithful until her death. She was a true warrior and lived a Holy Ghost filled life for over forty years. Cornelia was joined in holy matrimony to Tom C. Cummings, Sr. and together they shared and loved thirteen children. Her pastimes were cooking, canning, quilting, gardening and spending quality time with her family. The joy of her life consisted of caring for children.To continue her life and legacy, she leaves three sons, Bishop Willie George Thornton (Dorothy), of Belden, MS, Robert O. Thornton (Verna) of St. Louis, MO, and Lee A. Williams (Annie) of Pontotoc, MS; four daughters, Mary Williams of Mooreville, MS, Vera Nabors of Belden, MS, Wanda Wells (Leo) of Tupelo, MS, and Perceta Berry (Aron) of Belden, MS; three brothers, Joseph Thornton of Tupelo, MS, Samuel Thornton, Sr. (Bessie) of Belden, MS, Mitchell Thornton, Sr. (Marie) of St. Louis, MO; one sister-in-law, Betty Cummings of Tupelo, MS; thirty-two grandchildren, fifty-five great-grandchildren, a host of great-great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jonathan and Pherlina Thornton; her husband, Tom Cummings, Sr.; her son, Frank A. Williams; her brothers, Atwell, George, Reuben and William Thornton; her sisters, Mary Thornton and Cloteria Cayson.Visitation will be on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm at Jesus New Testament Holiness Church, 1154 County Rd 194, Blue Springs MS 38828. Graveside Services will take place on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Jesus New Testament Holiness Church Cemetery. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mother Cornelia Ruth Cummings, please visit our floral store. serenityfuneralhomeinc 
Tutor Memorial Funeral Home – Pontotoc
April Lynn HesterMay 11, 1971 – July 11, 2020April Lynn Hester, 49, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 11, 2020 after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. Born on May 11, 1971 in Honolulu, Hawaii, April grew up as an Air Force “brat”. She lived in Hawaii, Arkansas, and North Dakota with her family, moving to Pontotoc in 1986. She graduated from South Pontotoc High School in 1990. She attended Itawamba Community College, where she received an associate degree in 2006. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo until 2012. April loved the Lord, and spending time with her family. She shared her love of cosmetics with her three nieces, whom she adored. She was a long-time member of Green Valley Baptist Church.She is survived by her father, Jessie (J.W.) Hester of Pontotoc; her brother, Steven and wife Kathy of Lambertville, Michigan; her nieces, Lauren, Stephanie, and Leah; and her cousin and best friend, Tracy Westmoreland Barradas of Pontotoc. She is preceded in death by her brother, Jay (2015); and her mother, Diana (2018). Funeral Services will be 12:00 PM, Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. L.D. Gillespie officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, July 18, 11:00 AM until service time. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. tutormemorial.com 
Teresa Morton RasmussenFebruary 22, 1960 – July 13, 2020Teresa Morton Rasmussen, 60, formerly of Ecru, MS, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020 at Baptist East in Memphis, TN. Teresa graduated with special honors from North Pontotoc High School in 1977 and was in the Beta Club. She graduated from ICC nursing school with her RN degree. Teresa eventually became a travel nurse which led her to California where she met her husband, Rex. They lived in California, then moving to Maui, HI, finally moving to Mississippi, where they called home. Teresa was the most caring person you would ever meet and would give you anything she had. She has a heart of gold and loved her patients. She literally gave her life for them. She was a Covid-19 RN at UMMC-Grenada. She received many awards and accolades during her career. The most recent being the Daisy Award and the recipient of the Nightingale bracelet. We could go on and on but there isn’t enough room or time. Teresa dearly loved her family especially her three grandbabies. She loved to travel to see God’s creation. Teresa loved Jesus and she now resides with Him. She is and will be sorely missed.Teresa is survived by her husband, Rex Andrew Rasmussen; son, Joey Hollingsworth (Sheena); mother, Margaret Morton; sister, Debbie Morton Taylor (Danny); and brother, Mike Morton (Gail); grandsons, Caydin, Geoffrey, and Calvin; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son, Geoffrey E. Hollingsworth; and father, Billy Floyd Morton.Graveside Services will be Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM at Friendship Cemetery with Mike Morton officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. tutormemorial.com 
Jerry Lynn BryantDecember 31, 1955 – July 14, 2020 Jerry Lynn Bryant, 64, passed away July 14, 2020. He was a Marine Corp Veteran and a member of Church of God of Prophecy.Jerry is survived by his mother, Margie Morphis Branham; his sisters, Debby Bryant Alexander, Linda Houpt, and Gina Houpt; and his brother, Roger Houpt. He is preceded in death by his father, Rice William Bryant, Jr.; his grandparents, Rice William Bryant, Sr., Betsy Bryant, Auborn Morphis, and Estelle Oliver Morphis; and his nephew, Kevin Wayne Bryant.Graveside Services will be Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Macedonia Cemetery with Pastor Mitchell Morphis officiating. Pallbearers will be Brodie Ferguson, Scotty Roberson, Mark Roberson, Mike Bryant, Hank Alexander, and Lee Dobbs. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.tutormemorial.com 
Gladys Hadaway HammMarch 25, 1924 – July 16, 2020Gladys Hadaway Hamm, 96, passed away July 16, 2020 at NMMC Nursing Home. Gladys was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. She worked at Brookwood, Shirt Factory, and Comfort Care, where she retired. She loved to work in her flowers and garden, cooking for everyone, and her constant companion grand puppy, Wendy.She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ruth Ferguson (Merle); son Dale Hadaway (Brenda); daughter-in-law Barbara Galloway (Ernest); three grandchildren, Charla Harrell (Carl) of Fulton, MS, April Ferguson of Charlotte, NC, and Tim Ferguson (Jenni) of Carthage, MS; three great-grandchildren, Isaac Harrell and Tori Harrell of Fulton, MS and Sarah Bass (Darren) of Tupelo, MS; and step grandchildren, Deanna Gregory, Scott Gregory (Susie); five step grandchildren; four great great step grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Hadaway and Howard Hamm; son, Buddy Hadaway; granddaughter, Diona Hadaway; parents, Lawrence and Mattie Lois Moorman; brothers, Frank, Marvin, and David Moorman; and one sister, Alice Bigham.Graveside Services will be Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Oak Hill Cemetery with Bro. Paul Sims and Bro. Marty Browning officiating. Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. tutormemorial.com
Curtis Earl BrasherFebruary 9, 1939 – July 16, 2020Curtis Earl Brasher, 81, passed away July 16, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Oxford, MS. In his younger years, he was employed in the furniture industry and became a self employed logger and retired cattle farmer. He enjoyed working his cows. He always had a smile on his face, ready to work. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed.He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Brasher; sisters, Dorothy Jean Tharpe and Nancy Washington (R.D.). He is preceded in death by his son, Dwayne Brasher; brothers, Clartis Brasher and Charles Brasher; sisters, Faye Bush and Rea Easely; and his parents, Ular and Virgie Brasher.Graveside services will be Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM at Collums Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Waldo, Danny Gregory, Ricky Gregory, Randy Puttman, Justin Brasher, and Marvin Dixon. Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Weldon, Ryan Washington, and Michael Parker. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. tutormemorial.com 
Ripley MS
Foster and Son Funeral Home – Ripley
William C WelchJuly 2, 1942 ~ July 9, 2020 William C. Welch, age 78, was born July 02, 1942 to the late Jeff Lee and Janelle Welch. He departed this life on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS. He accepted Christ at an early age. He worked as a butcher in Tupelo and Ripley, MS.William is survived by his wife of 56 years Shirley Welch, two sons, four brothers, one sister, five sister-in-laws, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 5-7:00 pm at Foster and Son Funeral Home, Ripley, MS. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 pm, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Boyd Cemetery in Ripley, MS. To view and sign the guest registry please visit fosterandsonfuneralhome. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William C Welch, please visit our floral store.
Billie M CoxJuly 28, 1932 ~ July 13, 2020 Billie Cox, age 87, was born July 28, 1932 to the late William McKenzie and the late Annie Mae McKenzie. She departed this life on July 13, 2020 in Ashland, MS. She was a housewife and loved laughing and talking with family and her friends.She leaves to cherish her memories two sons, James McKenzie of Ashland, MS and Melvin Spight of Ripley, MS; two daughters, Charlotte McKenzie of Ripley, MS and Lee Ann McKenzie of Corinth, MS; thirteen grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held Friday, July 17, 2020 5:00-7:00 pm at Foster and Son Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:00 am at Saints Rest Cemetery in Ripley, MS. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Billie M Cox, please visit our floral store. fosterandsonfuneralhome
McBride Funeral Home – Ripley
Willie Oliver HurtAugust 16, 1927 – July 10, 2020Willie Oliver Hurt, 92, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020, at Diversicare Rehab in Ripley, MS. He was born on August 16, 1927, to Bill and Alma Mann Hurt in Tippah County, Mississippi. Willie grew up with a strong work ethic. He took great pride in his job as a talented heavy equipment operator. Willie was especially proud of his role in the construction of Tenn-Tom Waterway. He loved gardening, particularly growing and sharing his tomatoes. Willie and his wife, Dorothy were longtime, faithful members of Springdale Baptist Church.Willie is survived by his wife of 73 years, Dorothy Tapp Hurt of Ripley, MS; his nieces and nephews, Jimmy Hurt (Tammy) of Finley, TN, Janet Goudelock (Larry) of Amory, MS, Carolyn Meeks (Luke, Jr.) of Ripley, MS, Bill Shackelford (Pat) of Leesburg, FL, Jo Brooks (David) of Horn Lake, MS, Randle Holland (Teresa) of Adamsville, TN; special caregivers, Sharon Tapp Miller, Denise and Larry Short, Dana Cothern, Lloyd Horton. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Robert Hurt, Virginia Wommack, Jenette Holland; and niece Patsy Vick.A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020, at 4:30 PM at Tippah Memorial Gardens with Bro. Stacy McKee officiating. Visitation will be at Tippah Memorial Gardens at 4:15 PM until service time.Pallbearers will be Johnny Carter, Lloyd Horton, Larry Short, Michael Nance, Jimmy Hurt, Larry Goudelock.Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to: Springdale Baptist Church, 581 East Walnut St, Ripley MS 38663. Expressions of sympathy, for the Hurt family, may be sent to: www.mcbridefuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Willie Oliver Hurt please visit our Sympathy Store.
Robert Sherwood NanceNovember 12, 1949 – July 11, 2020Robert Sherwood Nance, 70, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his home. Sherwood was born on November 12, 1949, a son to Robert and Janice (Vincent) Nance in Memphis, Tennessee. Sherwood was a member of Eastview Church in Normal. He was a bi-vocational pastor for First Baptist Church of Le Roy, Faith Community Church in Douglas, Georgia, and New Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Pearson, Georgia. Sherwood was a member of the Douglas Rotary Club in Douglas, Georgia, where he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.Surviving are his children, Patrick Nance of Normal and Jared (Frances) Nance of Chicago; grandchildren, Tucker Nance and Kiefer Nance, both of Normal; former spouse, Ruth Haskins Nance of Bloomington; sisters, Jeannine Kilgore of Tupelo, Mississippi and Karen Sullivan of Ripley, Mississippi; brother, John Andrew (Marie) Nance of Ripley, Mississippi; devoted caregiver, Aunnie Robinson of Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.A funeral service will be held at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington with Jim Youngquist officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until the time of the service at the memorial home. Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Pine Hill Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Ripley, Mississippi. Local arrangements will be by McBride Funeral Home Inc. in Ripley, Mississippi. Memorial contributes may be directed to Damascus Road Recovery Center (PO Box 1555, Covington GA 30015.) To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert Sherwood Nance please visit our Sympathy Store. www.mcbridefuneralhome.com
Earnestine Marshall MurphyJune 6, 1919 – July 14, 2020Mildred Earnestine Marshall Murphy, 101, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley, MS. She was born June 6, 1919 in Union County, Mississippi to Oscar Ernest and Mary Etta Smith Marshall. Mrs. Murphy was a member of First Baptist Church in Ripley. She was a retired quality control inspector at Red Cap Manufacturing Company, formerly Blue Bell. She was an avid seamstress, and enjoyed reading, quilting, and crocheting. Most recently, she especially enjoyed crocheting baby blankets with matching caps and giving them to new mothers in her community.Mrs. Earnestine is survived by one son, James Allen Murphy (Martha) of Ripley; two daughters, Betty Jo Murphy Bullock of Greenfield, Ohio and Patricia Murphy McBryde (Billy) of Ripley; one daughter-in-law, Becky Murphy of Iuka; one son-in-law, Jimmy Ritter of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; fourteen grandchildren, Lorrie Murphy Riley (Wade), Allen Murphy (Kerri), Darrell Bullock, Genell Bullock Gutlett (David), Michelle Bullock Miller, Eddie Murphy (Starla), Joy Murphy Holder (Jeff), Missy Murphy Lynn (Chuck), Brodie Murphy, Amy Murphy Hatfield (Kevin), Debbie Ritter, Bryan Ritter, Rita McBryde Smith (David), Laura McBryde Green (Shane); twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and ten great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-seven years, Cecil Murphy; one son, Frankie Murphy; one daughter, Christine Murphy Ritter; one son-in-law, Doyle Bullock; four brothers, William Marshall, Terry Marshall, Leland Marshall; an infant Edward Marshall; and five sisters, Marie Montgomery, Mary Crawford, Sally Hogue, Ruth Swanger; and an infant Elizabeth Marshall.A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, July 17, 2020 at Tippah Memorial Garden with Bro. Greg Beaty officiating. A visitation will be held thirty minutes before the service from 9:30 AM until service time at Tippah Memorial Garden. Pallbearers will be Allen Murphy, Wesley Murphy, Sam Green, Eli Carter, Kevin Hatfield, Kaleb Hatfield, Eddie Murphy, Darrell Bullock, Bryan Ritter. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Earnestine may be made to My Choices Pregnancy Life Center, PO Box 1351, Ripley MS 38663. Expressions of sympathy for the Murphy family may be left at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Earnestine Marshall Murphy please visit our Sympathy Store.
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Saltillo MS
W E Pegues Funeral Directors – Saltillo
Paul BaileyMay 29, 1970 – July 10, 2020Sgt. Richard Paul Bailey, 50, passed away Friday, June 10, 2020 at home, as the result of complications of pneumonia. He was born in Tupelo, May 29, 1970 to Philip and Joye Collier Bailey. Paul worked for Westmoreland Glass for over 25 years before joining the Tupelo Fire Department. For a little more than the last 20 years, he has dedicated his life to serving his community, not only with the Tupelo Fire Department, but the Verona Fire Department as well. The heart of a first responder is the heart of a hero and Paul always met challenges with a smile and positive attitude. When he wasn’t at the Fire Department, he was on the water with a rod and reel. He was not just an avid fisherman; he was a fishing enthusiast and enjoyed anything and everything related to fishing. He would cast a line anywhere from a good Mississippi creek to the beautiful blue waters of the ocean, depending on how much time he could spend away from home. He put a lot of time, effort and heart into his career and his hobby, but nothing could touch the hem of the love he shared with his family.Survivors include his wife, Merritt Lee Bailey of Tupelo; parents, Philip and Joye Bailey; three children, Michael Bailey and wife Sarah of Oceanside, California, Caitlin Golding and husband Tony of Pontotoc and Annalise Bailey of Ellistown; the mother of his children, Holly Bailey; three step-children, Skyler Herring of Atlanta, Georgia, Eliza Herring of Los Angeles, California and Wyatt Herring of Oxford; grandson, Hutch Bailey; sister, Melissa Bailey of Saltillo; three brothers, David Bailey and wife Eileen and their daughter Claire, Andy Bailey, and Christopher Bailey, all of Tupelo; aunt, Carol Newcomb and husband Everette of Corinth; and uncle, Rev. Warner Collier of Beeville, Texas. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Warner and Elsie Collier, and Charlie and Sue Bailey.Visitation will be 10:00 am until service time Monday, July 13, 2020 at W.E. Pegues, Tupelo. Services including honors from the Tupelo Fire Department Honor Guard and the Mississippi State Fire Academy Honor Guard will be 12:00 noon Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Warner Collier and Rev. Bart Latner officiating. A graveside service will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Bill Wardlaw, Mark Patton, Andrew Hooper, Rodney Robinson, Bo Ruff, Ben Kingsley, Josh Parks, Cory Lindsey, Anthony Mallard and Cody Franks. Honorary pallbearers will be David Bailey, Andy Bailey, Chris Bailey, Jason Whitenton, Tim Hatcher and Casey Rutledge. The service will be live streamed and recorded for those who may not be able to attend at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Paul Bailey please visit our Sympathy Store.
Alice Lucille PuttNovember 30, 1930 – July 12, 2020Alice Lucille Putt, 89, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born November 30, 1930 to William Washington and Bertha Frazier Martin and was a graduate of Saltillo High School. In 1948, she married Junior Putt and they shared 39 years together before his death in 1987. She retired from North Mississippi Medical Center after over 30 years of service as a home health nurse’s aide. She was an avid reader, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with her family and her poodles. She was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include her son, David Putt and wife Sherry of Saltillo; three grandchildren, Tracie Putt and Janie Putt of Jacksonville, Florida, and Daniel Bradford of Saltillo; four great-grandchildren, Katie, Camden, Adam and Abby Putt; and two sisters-in-law, Jewel Martin of Saltillo and Maxine Martin of Booneville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Junior Putt; son, Daniel Eugene Putt; three sisters; and three brothers. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Creekside Manor for the care and compassion offered to Mrs. Alice over the last several years.A private graveside service will be held in McNeil Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Alice Lucille Putt please visit our Sympathy Store.
Kitty Hill BrewerMay 4, 1932 – July 13, 2020Kitty Hill Brewer, 88, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020. She was born in Mantachie, May 4, 1932 to Leonard and Lorine Cummings Hill and was a 1950 graduate of Tupelo High School. On October 3, 1959, she married William Hopkins Brewer. Kitty was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Tupelo where she was active in WMU. She was also a member of the Tupelo Woman’s Literary Club and Friends of the Lee County Library.Survivors include her three children, Jack White Brewer of Russellville, Alabama, Emily Hill Brewer of Tupelo and Susan Rees Brewer Meredith; and her husband, Mark also of Tupelo; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Rees Meredith, Kathryn Alan Meredith, Charles Aubrey Meredith all of Tupelo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, William Hopkins Brewer; her parents; and five siblings, Maurice Hill, Joyce Hill Young, Eileen Hill Dorroh, Frank Hill and Carolyn Hill Frazier.Visitation will be 12:30 pm until service time, Saturday, July 18, 2020 at W.E. Pegues, Tupelo. Services honoring her life will be 2:00 pm Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. A private graveside service will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be her nephews. Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, 114 Marketridge Drive, Ridgeland MS 39157; Tupelo Regional Rehab, PO Box 1295, Tupelo, MS 38802; or your charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kitty Hill Brewer please visit our Sympathy Store.
Jeremy ClippardFebruary 22, 2001 – July 15, 2020Jeremy Lee Clippard, 19, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A lifelong resident of Lee County, he was born February 22, 2001 to Roger Clippard and Carolyn Martin Clippard. Jeremy was a graduate of Shannon High School where he loved playing sports including track, football, and baseball. He had recently joined the United States Army and was to leave July 19 for boot camp. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was working for J and S Auto Sales. Jeremy dearly loved his family who will always remember his heart of gold and his kindness to others.He leaves behind his parents, Roger Clippard and Carolyn Clippard; two sisters, Kimberly Tucker and Janie Kay Clippard; six brothers, Zach, Chris, David, Jordan, Wesley, and Billy Clippard; his special friend, Carley Tackett; cousins, Nathan and Angel Tackett, Zack Jaggers, Ashley and Mack Simmons, Holly and Chloe Stewart and Zoey and Weston Simmons; and his grandfather, Johnny Potsmesil. Jeremy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Janie Potmesil, and Avis and Harold Burleson.A celebration of Jeremy’s life will be 3:30 pm Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Visitation will be 5-8:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. The service will be recorded and live streamed for those unable to attend. Burial will be in Shannon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Zach Clippard, Nathan Tackett, Wesley Clippard, Chris Clippard, Mack Simmons, Stanley Stidham, John Louis Patmesil, and Zack Jaggers. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jeremy Clippard please visit our Sympathy Store.
Tupelo MS
Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary – Tupelo
Peggy Hatchett JamesFebruary 10, 1957 – July 12, 2020Ms. Peggy Hatchet-James was born February 10, 1957, to the late Sarah Listenbee Brown and Lou Thomas Hatchet in Shannon, MS. She departed this life on Sunday, July 12, 2020. She was the oldest child of three children. Peggy gave her life to Christ at an early age at Highs Chapel CME Church in Shannon, MS. She later relocated and joined Saint John Baptist Church in Shannon, where she sang in the choir. She moved to Florida where she would graduate from Orange Park High School class of 1975. Upon returning home she enrolled with Itawamba Community College. After pursuing a degree in Journalism, she moved to Nashville, TN and on this journey, she met and married her husband Mark James. While there she worked as a columnist for the Nashville Pride newspaper; and as a journalist and researcher. She worked as the head buyer for Dillard’s Department Store as well as a documentary filmmaker with Satin and Silver Productions. Returning home she began traveling and recording with Mosley and Johnson. She was also a motivational speaker, youth advocate, and an acclaimed author. Peggy was a loving sister, mother, and grandmother. In her free time, she enjoyed spending precious moments with her son, grandchildren, brother, and family.She leaves to cherish her memories a son, Taaz Walker; two grandchildren, Devin and Kennedy Walker; one brother, Rogers Listenbee; three sisters, Gloria Hatchet-Fleming (Paul) of TN, Vanessa Hatchet-Copeland (Chicko), Angelene Hatchet Ledbetter (Tony) of Verona, MS; one uncle, John Hersey (Ella) of Shannon, MS; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends; and a special friend, Jennifer Harris Satterwhite. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and a brother, Ronnie Hatchet.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary. grayson-porters 
Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo
Charles “Peanut” Darby, Jr.May 31, 1971 ~ July 10, 2020 Charles Ray Darby, Jr. 49, crossed over at the NMMC on Friday, July 10, 2020. Born in Memphis, TN on May 31, l971, to the late Charles Ray Darby, Sr. and Elizabeth Ruth Howe Darby, Peanut lived in Tennessee and Arkansas but claimed Nettleton as home the last several years of his life. He was employed in the home construction and repair business. Peanut was a master roofer and framer and simply enjoyed building things. He even made homemade wood frames for his family’s photos, which he cherished. He was a guitarist and enjoyed singing, especially old country style. He loved his children and grandchildren passionately.Peanut is survived by his children, Annie Ruth Hankins (Eric) of Big Creek, MS, Brittany Reynolds (Keith) of Nettleton, and Alicia Presley of Batesville; his mother, Elizabeth “Liz” Darby of Nettleton; his grandchildren, Prue Hankins, Lachlan Hankins, Jody Wilson, Jaylen Darby, Misty Presley, Hunter Presley, and Hannah Mahon; his siblings, Geraldine Hall, Patsy Darby, and Ruth Ann Darby; several nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his dad, Ray Darby, Sr.; his grandparents, Fairy Mae Darby and Henry Clay Darby; and a granddaughter, Christy Presley.A service celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Pastor Corey Clark officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service time Wednesday only at Holland-Tupelo Chapel, which is honored to be serving their friends. Burial will be in the Darby family plot at Bethel Cemetery near Enid, MS. Pallbearers will be Eric, Keith, Dustin, Tyler, Duke, Rusty and other family members. The service may be viewed for those who cannot attend at 11:00 AM Wednesday at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming and will be permanently archived thereafter. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
David Donald HippsAugust 10, 1941 ~ July 10, 2020 David Donald Hipps passed away Friday, July 10, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was 78. David was born in the Richmond Community on August 10, 1941, to Finous Frances Hipps and Mable Lyons Hipps. He was a life-long resident of Lee County. He married the love of his life Lois Helen Hood on March 25, 1960, and they made their home in Nettleton. David was a Mason and a faithful member of Nettleton United Methodist Church. He worked for Action Industries as a Superintendent for 30 plus years before retiring. He greatly enjoyed the daily gatherings with his close group of friends, where they would often visit and solve the world’s problems over a game of dominoes, which was David’s favorite game to play. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and listening to gospel music. He was a very kind man and treated everyone the same. His best times were spent with those he loved most, his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, of whom he was very proud of.He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Hood Hipps of Nettleton; his son, Rickey Hipps (Denise) of Plantersville; his daughter, Janice Rhudy (Richard) of Saltillo; his brother, Merle Hipps of Amory; his mother-in-law, Mildred Monaghan of Fulton; his four grandchildren, Chad Hipps (Leslie) of Smithville, Shay Loague (Jason) of Mooreville, Joshua Hipps (Chelsea) of Plantersville, Courtney Finley (Kyle) of Tupelo; his nine great-grandchildren, Dayton, Kaitlyn, Makynzley, Kamryn, Mary Addison, Hudson, Zack, Anna and Gavin; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Mary Ann Lee. A private family service will be at 3:00 PM Monday, July 13, 2020, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Cecil Locke officiating. The service may be viewed live on Monday at 3:00 PM at hollandfuneraldirectors.com/live-streaming, where it will be permanently archived for future viewing. Private burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Honorary pallbearers will be Floyce Conn, Jimmy Cayson, Wendell Robinson and Joe Hester. Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  Memorials may be made to Nettleton United Methodist Church, PO Box 1114, Nettleton MS 38858. Condolences may be posted for the family to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Helen Virginia (Dorroh) PoseyJanuary 21, 1931 ~ July 13, 2020 After a long and fruitful life of faithfulness to God, family and community, Helen Virginia Dorroh Posey, 89, on Monday, July 13, 2020, peacefully met her Maker with her family at her side from the Brown/Posey homestead in the country south of Plantersville. Born to James Z. Dorroh and Lois George Dorroh in Memphis, TN on January 21, 1931, Helen grew up in Tupelo and attended Tupelo High School. She married the late Judge Tulane E. Posey, Jr. on January 31, 1959, a marriage of 41 years until his death on April 18, 2000. Helen was a sweetheart in every way. Her life revolved around faithfulness to her husband, providing the doting love only a mother could give to her four children, and being the kindest Nanny to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen was a longtime member of the Union United Methodist Church where her faithfulness was exemplary until her health began to fail. She held at one time virtually every office in the Church. Her quiet, encouraging spirit will long be remembered by her family and many friends.She is survived by her son, Tulane “Lane” Posey, III (Cheryl) of Pontotoc; her daughters, Terry Berryhill (Gwin) of Plantersville, Melony Posey of Hattiesburg, and Lisa Barrett of Plantersville; brother, Gerald O’Neal Dorroh of Tupelo; sister, Clifford Parker of Batesville, AR; grandchildren, Melissa Crawford (Chris), Timothy Berryhill, Amanda Armas (Omar), Tulane “Lane” Posey, IV (Morgan), Brianna Barrett, Peyton Posey, Jessica Barrett, Emily Barrett, Brooke Barrett; and great-grandchildren, Zach Crawford, Will Crawford, Ella Crawford, Lila Armas, Tori Armas, Ivy Armas, Libby Armstrong, Tulane Posey V, and Tate Posey. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lois Dorroh; husband, Tulane E. Posey, Jr.; sister, Catherine Ramey; mother-in-law, Lottie Posey, who passed away June 1, 2020 at age 108; and son-in-law, Ronny Barrett. The family would like to offer special appreciation and thanks to Avonlea Assisted Living, Visiting Angels, and NMMC Hospice staff.Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time with a celebration of her life held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Kerry Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Timothy Berryhill, Chris Crawford, Omar Armas, Tulane “Lane” Posey, IV, Peyton Posey, Zach Crawford, and Will Crawford. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Union Community Church. The service, for those who may be unable to attend, may be watched at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming at 2:00 PM Wednesday and will be permanently archived thereafter. Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo Chapel is honored to be serving their friends and neighbors. Memorials may be sent to Union Community Church, C/O Winnie Ballard, 244 Old Planters Rd, Plantersville MS 38862. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Edith (Weeks) BradleyJuly 31, 1935 ~ July 14, 2020Edith Weeks Bradley, 84, departed this life for the life eternal from Diversicare Nursing Center in Tupelo where she had resided for the last three years. Edith was a Plantersville native, a graduate of Plantersville High School and lived most all her life there. Born July 31, 1935, the youngest of nine children of the late David Murray Weeks and Ada Bowen Weeks, good ole souls, Edith married her sweetheart, JW Bradley on August 7, l954, who survives. To this union was born two sons, Mike, the eldest who departed this life August 19, 1984 and Steven, who survives. Edith was a smart, independent minded and spirited young business lady. She worked over 30 years as a telephone operator for South Central Bell Telephone Company. After retirement, she stood behind her husband as a bookkeeper for his lawn care business. Edith loved her home, working outdoors especially growing beautiful flowers and doting over her family. She was a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church.Edith is survived by her husband of 65 years, JW Bradley, a resident of Diversicare; her son, Steven and his wife, Debbie, of Plantersville; daughter-in-law Kathy Franks; four grandchildren, Mike Bradley (Amber), Ron Bradley (Amy), Stephanie Windham (Michael), and Jeff Bradley (Kayla); seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Weeks (Angie) of Bibb County, AL; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Mike; her parents; and seven siblings, Naoma Williams, Orilla Gunter, Thelma Bruno, Alma Epperson, Lester Weeks, David Weeks, and Ed Weeks.A private family service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with her pastor, Bro. Lowell Johnson, officiating. Private entombment will be in the Chapel of Faith Mausoleum at Lee Memorial Park. The service may be viewed at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming at 11:00 AM Friday and will be permanently archived thereafter. Memorials may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church, 542 Rd 1009, Tupelo MS 38804. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be serving their lifelong friends.   
Wayne JusticeOctober 18, 1945 ~ July 15, 2020Orlan Wayne Justice, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at his residence in the Furrs Community of Pontotoc County after a brief illness. Wayne was born in Smithville, MS on October 18, 1945 to the late O.D. Justice and Luvercie Peterson “Pat” Justice. He married Betty Richey in Belden on May 8, 1964 and lived the rest of his life in the Belden/Tupelo/Furrs area. A man not scared of work, Wayne had several jobs but worked longest for B and B Concrete as a trucker/deliveryman. A man with a jovial personality and an independent nature, Wayne loved to talk, watch TV, especially Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote. His major purpose in life was to love and care for his wife, children, and grandchildren who affectionately called him Papaw/Grandaddy. He was a great man of God and a prayer warrior.Wayne is survived by his wife, Betty of Furrs, MS; his daughters, Beth (Ricky) Sanders of Guntown, and Dana (Josh) Mason of Booneville; grandchildren Ricky (Kristen) Sanders of Guntown, Joshua (Amber) Sanders of Booneville, Denise Sanders, Braleigh, Walker, and Gage Mason, John and Anna Justice; great-grandchildren Marleigh, Jaxson, Harper, Carter and Nicholas Sanders, Austin Howell, Sophi and Gabriel Sanders; siblings, Elizabeth Woods of Muscle Shoals, AL, Kenny Justice (Sherry) of Indiana, and David Justice of South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jimmy Justice; sister, Betty Ann McNulty; daughter, Lesia Justic;, and son, Jeffery Wayne Justice. The family sends a special thanks to all of you who have helped with his care in the past months, and special friends, Barbara Chunn, Russell Dye, Richard Sprayberry, Marie Rea, Ricky and Becky Malone.Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time with a celebration of Wayne’s life held on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo Chapel. Private burial will follow at Belden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hunter Howell, Adam Cornelius, Justin Hester, Cody Smith, Kevin Chunn, Andrew Sanders, Cade Howell, and Jerry Nance. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Ray Richey, Donny Richey, Dale Keith, William Kitchens, Rodney Turner, Jimmy Hester, and George White. For those who may not be able to attend, the service may be seen at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming at 2:00 PM Friday and will be permanently archived thereafter. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
James “Jimmy” Coggin, Sr.August 7, 1941 ~ July 15, 2020James Willard “Jimmy” Coggin, Sr., 78, a longtime fixture and legendary character on Wednesday morning, July 15, 2020, realized the promises of his faith and met his Creator from Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born in Okolona on August 7, 1941 to the late Felix Braxton Coggin, Sr. and Eunice Thompson Coggin. The Coggin family were generational master farmers in Town Creek bottom south of Nettleton. Jimmy grew up on the farm and attended Nettleton Schools. A hard worker, Jimmy loved the land and farming and drew strength from tilling the soil. He served in the Mississippi Army National Guard. After the death of his parents, Jimmy worked several years for the 5th District of Lee County and for the City of Nettleton. In his retirement years, Jimmy was known to mow as many as 50 yards per week, and he passionately took great care of his friends’ lawns. Jimmy loved to talk and tell tall Southern tales, but his primary emphasis was his belief in a Sovereign God, and the sharing of that gospel message with hundreds with whom he came into contact. He loved attending revivals of any faith and brotherhoods everywhere. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Peaceful Valley.Jimmy leaves behind his four children, James “Jamie” Coggin, Jr. (Jan) of the Wren Community, Chris Coggin (Lynn) of Gattman, Maria Coggin Bynum (Jason) of Nettleton, and Dane Coggin (Amanda) of Ingomar; his grandchildren, Clay Coggin (Ashley) of Nettleton, Morgan Coggin Allen (Will) of Wren, Trey Oliver, Jackson Bynum and Harleigh Bynum of Nettleton, and Jackson Coggin and Peyton Coggin; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Buddy Coggin; and a sister, Glenda Coggin, all of Nettleton; and the mothers of his children, Rosemary Morgan Coggin and Donna Rea. He enjoyed a special friend from his 2 1/2 years of residency at Magnolia Manor, Heather Sartin. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Eunice; a brother, Felix B. Coggin, Jr.; and a daughter, Amy Lou Coggin Oliver. A service celebrating Jimmy’s life will be held at 4:00 PM Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until service time at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Coggin family plot at New Chapel Cemetery in Itawamba County. Pallbearers will be Clay Coggin, Will Allen, Jackson Bynum, Jack Coggin, and Trey Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Christian and the residents of Magnolia Manor. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed in real time at 4:00 PM Friday at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming and will be permanently archived thereafter. Memorial donations may be made in Jimmy’s memory to Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38802.
Joel Scott KennedyMarch 24, 1970 ~ July 16, 2020Joel Scott Kennedy, while surrounded by his family, went to be with the Lord following a yearlong battle with cancer on July 16, 2020. He was 50. Joel was born in Ashville, NC, to James Earl and Brenda Kennedy, on March 24, 1970. He graduated from Sovereign Grace Academy in Slaughter, LA. Having grown up in the Houston, MS area, he became a Mississippi State Bulldog fan and attended MSU receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Later, he continued his education and got his Master’s from American Sports Academy. Joel dedicated his life to Athletic Training. Early in his career, he was an athletic trainer for the Philadelphia Phillies pro baseball team. He was blessed to associate with a great group of colleagues who knew the value of exercise and physical fitness for one’s well being. Joel was an employee of NMMC Sports Medicine assigned to the Tupelo Public Schools. Joel met hundreds of youth who were his friends and benefited from his personal encouragement. A simple man at heart, Joel loved MSU sports, especially a baseball game at Dudy Noble Field, grilling outdoors, fishing, athletics in general, and his beloved rescue dog, Sophie. He and his wife, Amy attended Lawndale Presbyterian Church.Joel is survived by his wife, Amelia Fulgham “Amy” Kennedy of Tupelo; his step-son, Peyton Copley (Hanna) of Mathiston, MS; his parents, James Earl and Brenda Kennedy of Slaughter, LA.; three sisters, Rachel Bonner (Lance) of Madison, MS, Leah Velasquez (Maurice) of Baton Rouge, LA, and Sarah Smith of Slaughter, LA; his father-in-law, Roger Miller of Mathiston; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Ann Miller; and a niece, Abigail Bonner.Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at Holland-Tupelo Chapel (5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd, Tupelo MS 38801) with a service celebrating Joel’s life held at 1:00 PM with Pastor Bill Bradford officiating. A graveside burial service will take place at 3:30 PM Saturday following the Tupelo Service at Ebenezer Cemetery in the Grady Community of Webster County. Pallbearers will be fellow trainers Rhea Brown, Hunter Dawson, Jai Eschete, Mark Porter, Brad Voegele, and Walt Wilkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Amy Dawson, Brandon Grecinger, Josh Holt, Nikki Monk, Michelle Pruitt, Phil Weivoda, and Donna Wesley. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming at 1:00 PM Saturday and will be permanently archived thereafter. Memorials may be made to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, PO Box 2143, Tupelo MS 38803. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Charlie Doss LewisApril 29, 1934 ~ July 16, 2020 Charlie Doss Lewis, 86, a man who had great admiration for the great outdoors God gifted us with, especially the mountains, departed this early pilgrimage on Thursday evening, July 16, 2020 from North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Charlie was born in the Egypt Community south of Okolona on April 29, 1934, the son of the late Matthew Richard Lewis and Minnie Zula Shields Lewis. He grew up in Chickasaw County and lived in this area most of his life except for a sabbatical in the Arkansas mountains near Mena, AR where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and living a quiet, peaceful life for about 30 years. Charlie was a hands-on skilled carpenter and self-employed mechanic. His business endeavors included owning an auto parts store, body shop, and the Massey Ferguson tractor dealership in Amory. Legend had it Charlie could just listen to a tractor’s engine and tell what was wrong with it. He grew up with the Lewis family attending Boone’s Chapel United Methodist Church south of Okolona.Charlie leaves behind his caregiver, Bertha Earnest of Okolona; his brother, Cecil Lewis of Okolona; and his sister, Mabeline Easley of Houston; two neices, Sarah and Margaret; and a nephew, Ricky, and their families.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy Smith; and a nephew, Larry Easley.A brief service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Boone’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 10:30 am until service time at the Church. Private burial will follow in the Lewis family plot at Boone’s Chapel Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors – Okolona Chapel is honored to be serving their friends.Memorials may be made to Boone’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Bank of Okolona, PO Box 306, Okolona MS 38860. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Lee Memorial Funeral Home – Tupelo
Ilse BockSeptember 19, 1932 – July 15, 2020Ilse Bock, 87, has left our world, after a long struggle with recent health complications, and has begun her new life in heaven. She fought hard but lost her battle on July 15, 2020. Born in the Altona District of Hamburg, Germany on September 19, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Agnes Jansen. Ilse, in her youth, was an avid gymnast who once qualified for the German Olympics Team. She graduated from the Paris L’Oreal School of Beauty and was a much-loved hairdresser/beautician in Hamburg that carried over to her life in the states. She met her future husband, Hans Joachim Bock, in Hamburg after he left his East German homeland to pursue freedom. He was a motorcycle cop and later a master tool and die maker in the German Sieman factory. She married her one and only love on August 28, 1954 and they were blessed with one daughter. On May 17, 1966, she, along with daughter Caroline, immigrated to the USA, after Hans had already secured a position through a firm in New York that placed him in Tupelo, Mississippi. Tupelo was the heart of the furniture industry at the time, which put his engineering skills to work. Ilse soon became a beloved hairdresser in Tupelo. She absolutely loved talking with her customers, cared for them, and many became close, personal friends. She and Hans loved to go out dancing and could entertain the whole room with their amazing moves. She had an abundance of friends in the Tupelo German Club and was involved in its community activities. With their love for America, she and Hans both obtained American citizenship in the early 1980’s with the help of the local DAR and their daughter. She and Hans enjoyed 49 years of marriage before his passing in 2003. Health complications beginning in 2010 caused Ilse to lose both legs over the course of two years, and she was then moved to Memphis to be under closer care of her daughter. She attended Christ the King Lutheran Church whenever she could, attended Memphis Germanic Club events, and had many family outings she thoroughly enjoyed. Ilse’s smile and loving presence will be sorely missed by her family and friends from all over.  Memories of her will be cherished forever. Hans has surely already met her in heaven and there is peace in knowing she will be there with him and her heavenly Father.  She is survived by her daughter, Caroline Bock Johnson (Kenneth) from Memphis; her grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Nolan and Meredith Johnson (fiancé Cameron Reynolds); her brother, Georg Jansen (Jois) from Hamburg; and a number of nieces and nephews in Germany and the States. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hans Joachim Bock; and her parents, Karl and Agnes Jansen.  A memorial service will be held at Lee Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 11:00 am with Pastor Mark Goble of Memphis officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be held following the service. Final resting place will be in Chapel of Faith Mausoleum at Lee Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Lee Johnson, Ryan Everett Johnson, Tyler Scott Johnson, Nolan Kent Johnson and Cameron Reynolds. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5296 Park Avenue, Memphis TN 38119. Plants for her planned memorial garden may be sent to the funeral home or you may contact Caroline for an alternate address.
N L Jones Funeral Directors – Tupelo
Roy Lee RoweJuly 10, 2020Roy Lee Rowe, 38, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020, at Sherer Richardson Nursing Facility in Okolona, MS.Walk-Thru Visitation will be on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 4-6:00 pm at the funeral home. Services will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11:30 am followed by graveside services at Oddfellows Cemetery, Okolona, MS. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.nljonesandsons.com or on Facebook at N.L. Jones Funeral Directors. “A Pillar of Strength in Time of Need.”.

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