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HCN Regional Obituaries (July 24 – 30, 2020)

Baldwyn MS 
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Baldwyn
Minnie Ree Bush Shumpert 
July 19, 1934 – July 24, 2020
Minnie Ree Bush Shumpert was born July 19, 1934 in Marshall County, MS. She was the daughter of the late Early Bush and Mae Ella McKinney Bush. She departed this life Friday, July 24, 2020 at the North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.Visitation services will be Friday, July 31, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Baldwyn. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:00-11:30 AM at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hwy 4, Booneville, MS 38829. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. agnewandsons 
Kesler Funeral Home Inc – Baldwyn
L.P. Lawson
February 27, 1938 ~ July 24, 2020 
L.P. Lawson, 82, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at his home in Booneville. He was born on February 27, 1938, to Vance and Pearl Dodds Lawson. He retired from the grocery business, having worked at Walden’s Grocery, Safeway and Kroger. He enjoyed cooking, camping, fishing, flea markets, yard sales, helping and taking care of people, and he thoroughly loved his family.L.P. is survived by his son, Jimmy Lawson of Ft. Walton, FL; his daughter, Darlene Mollohan of Booneville; his stepson, Leslie Grant of Horn Lake; his step-daughter, Ramona Ferrante (Terry) of Hernando; his brother, Eugene Lawson (Ann) of Booneville; his sisters, Janet Bishop of Baldwyn, Margaret Hayes (Muncie) of Tupelo, Shelia Burcham (Benny) of Booneville, and Nancy Lawson of Booneville; his brother-in-law, Bill Cole of Rienze; his sister-in-law, Nita Lawson of Booneville; his grandchildren, Brandon Lawson, Kenneth Lawson, Jesse Lawson, Kayla Lawson, Jessica Mollohan and Emily Mollohan; his step-grandchildren, Angela Jernigan, Lacy Jernigan, Gatlin Gunn, Charleston Vance, Paul Joiner (Rachel), Harley Cooper, Kacey Smith (Will) and Gracie Cooper; 22 step great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Francis Lawson; his son-in-law, Dwight Mollohan; his brothers, Billy Park, Jackie, Joe and Glen Lawson; his sisters, Bobbie Faye Thomas, Evelyn Prentiss and Peggy Cole; and his parents, Vance and Pearl Lawson.Visitation will be 12-2:00 pm followed by funeral services at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home. Bro. Jerry Trimble will be officiating. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery. Pallbearers are Brandon Lawson, Kenneth Lawson, Jesse Lawson, Gatlin Gunn, Charleston Vance and Tim Cole. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of L.P. Lawson, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome.com 
Roy J. Wren
April 23, 1940 ~ July 25, 2020 
Roy J. Wren, 80, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at his home in Mooreville. He was a faithful member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Skyline. He enjoyed gardening, building, helping others, his dog, Bella and being with his family and friends. He also loved his pastor and spending time with the men of the church. He thoroughly loved the Lord.Roy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sally Wren of Mooreville; his son, Ronnie Wren (Mary) of Cottondale, AL; his daughter, Sherry Wade (Brewer) of Tupelo; his brother, Gwendol Wren (Elaine) of Booneville; his sisters, Sue Wren of CA and Zannie Wilemon of Tupelo; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Ester Wren; his brothers, James Leland, Cullen, Gerald and Amos Wren; and his sisters, Syble Wren, Norma Jean Glissen and Mattie Drake.Services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Grace Memorial Baptist Gymnasium with Bro. David Box and Bro. Kerry Nelson officiating. Visitation will be 5-8:00 pm Monday at the church gym. Burial will be in the Auburn Cemetery. Pallbearers are the men of Grace Memorial Baptist Church. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Roy J. Wren, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome.com 
Jessie Blake Grisham
August 20, 1985 ~ July 28, 2020
Jessie Blake Grisham, 34, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home in Bells, TN. He enjoyed everything pertaining to art. He was a happy, fun loving person who loved his children, family and friends. Jessie was a member of Booneville Church of Christ.Jessie is survived by his two sons, Will and Braden Grisham both of Booneville; his daughter, Annalise Grisham of Booneville; his mother, Tami Jahns of Booneville; his father, Randy Grisham (Cheryl) of Potts Camp; his sisters, Hannah Jahns of Marietta, GA and Larissa Grisham of New Albany; his brothers, Bryson Grisham and John Grisham (Faye) both of Potts Camp; his grandmothers, Tesque Hargett of Booneville and Gayle McCraw of Potts Camp; mother of his children, Leann Grisham of Booneville; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Jessie was preceded in death by his grandparents; Chester Hargett, Carlton and Faye Grisham, and Rayburn McCraw. Visitation will be 5-8:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Services will be 11:00 am Friday, July 31, 2020 in the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Rex Bullock officiating. Burial will follow in the Jumpertown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bedford, Corey, Adam, Tyler, Cheston and Bryan Hargett. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jessie Blake Grisham, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome.com 
Waters Funeral Home Inc – Baldwyn
Mandy Ruth Ellon Owens
September 18, 1961 – July 23, 2020
Mandy Ruth Ellon McCarley Owens, 58, passed away on July 23, 2020 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She loved church, Jesus, worshiping the Lord, decorating rooms, making flower arrangements, shopping, window shopping, yard sales, riding go carts, loafing with her sister and spending time with her family. She was a member of Grace Tabernacle Pentecostal Church.She is survived by her husband, Jimmy DeWayne “Waynie” Owens of Baldwyn; father, Earl McCarley of Baldwyn; sister, JoEllon (James) Armstrong of Baldwyn; children, Brandon (Panda) Owens, Lil Wayne (Aleshia) Owens and Shonda (Richard May) Owens; grandchildren, Thomas Owens, Kaylee Owens, Andrew Owens, Preston Owens, Konner May, Kolten May, Alaysia May, David Hernandez, Jasmine Hernandez and Albert Hernandez all of Baldwyn. She was preceded in death by mother, Surene Stephens McCarley; niece, Kristy Armstrong May; nephews, Justin and JJ Armstrong.Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at Waters Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at Waters Funeral Home on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Bro. Braxton Rutland officiating. Burial will be in Pratt Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Owens, Andrew Owens, Preston Owens, Konner May, Kolten May, Jacob Troy and Blake Troy. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family watersfuneralservice.com. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Mandy Ruth Ellon Owens, please visit our Tribute Store.
Robert “Bob” Lee Davis
July 5, 1955 – July 27, 2020
Robert “Bob” Lee Davis, 65, was born July 05, 1955 and passed from this life on Monday, July 27, 2020. Bob was born, raised and spent his entire life in Guntown, the one place he believed to be the center of the universe. Bob served his beloved hometown for twelve years as an Alderman and eight years as Mayor. He drove a truck for CF for 20 years and worked for Lee County for 15 years and was an active member of Guntown Lions Club. Bob loved to hunt, fish, and cruise with his family. He loved his truck, being outdoors and spending time visiting with friends and family in his man cave. Bob spent many summers at Pickwick, pulling all the kids, friends, and family behind his boat. He taught so many people to ski and was an expert barefoot skier. Bob’s greatest love on this earth was his wife of 37 years, Kathy Davis and son Lee Davis. He made sure his nieces and nephews knew he loved them like his own children.Bob is survived by his wife, Kathy Coker Davis; son, Lee Davis (Samantha); grandchildren, Clay Davis, McKenna Earnest and Rissa Gunn; sister, Gail Davis Langner; brother, Chip Davis; brothers-in-law, Ronny Horton and Donny Horton (Billie); sisters-in-law, Roseanna Davis Behrman and Susan Davis; devoted family friend, Monica Barnes; nieces and nephews, Caroline Irwin Upthegrove; Davis Irwin, Deanna Davis Gable (Ike), Daniel Davis (Kellie), Brett Davis, Bailey Davis (Sara), Hunter Davis, Kelsey Roach (Spencer), Nikki Jones (Brad), Shane Horton (Ashley); and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Martha Dean Davis; brother, Dan Davis; sister-in-law, Robbi Roach; and father-in-law, Roy Coker.Visitation will be at Waters Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 1:00 pm until service time at 4:00 pm. Memorial services will be held at Waters Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm with Rev. Tim Green officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family watersfuneralservice.com. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Robert “Bob” Lee Davis, please visit our Tribute Store.
Melissa D Hester
September 4, 1973 – July 29, 2020
Melissa Diane Whitt Hester age, 46, passed away Wednesday July 29, 2020 at the NMMC. She was born September 4, 1973 to Amanda Michael and James Whitt. She loved life, was outgoing and had a magical way of drawing people to her. She had the most beautiful soul and always wanted to help and put other people before her. She loved her family and her friends and most of all Jesus, her ministry was to send bible scriptures to so many people every day. She loved spending time and playing with her grandchildren and was a member of the Bridge of Faith Apostolic church. She worked as a PCA for Millcreek.Survivors include her mother, Amanda Michael of Saltillo; and her father, James Whitt of Scottsboro, AL; her children, Shawn Lansdell of Nashville, TN, Shelly Berryhill of Oxford and Michaela Cayson of Tupelo; her sisters, Vonda Whitt of Tupelo, Cheryl Thompson of Tupelo and Jamie Whitt of San Antonio, TX; her brother, Michael Calhoun (Holly) of Waterford, MS; her special nephew that she helped raise, Jonathan Decarlo of Saltillo; her grandmother, Louise Michael of Baldwyn; special aunt, Kathy Michael of Baldwyn; her grandchildren, Chloe, Ian, Bentley and Luke; nieces, Mahaley, Tolliver, and Alexys and Bailee Calhoun; nephews, Trenden and Chris Thompson; special friends, Lisa Brown and Lewis McColl, Brittany Lewis McCool. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elsie and George Whitt; and Vaughn Michael; and uncle, George (Biddy Boy) Whitt.Services will be Saturday at 2:00 pm at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. John Bridges and Bro. Terry Ethridge officiating. Burial will be at the East MT Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shawn Lansdell, Jonathan Decarlo, Skyler Pearl, Jonathan Bridges, Josh Bridges and Robert Edwards. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Melissa D Hester, please visit our Tribute Store. watersfuneralservice.com 
Fred Eugene Buse
October 1, 1927 – July 29, 2020
Fred Eugene Buse, age 92 passed away Wednesday July 29, 2020 at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. He was retired from Penn Tire and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Fred was a carpenter and a welder for many years.Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Marvinell Buse of Friendship; his son, Mac Buse of Baldwyn; step children, Brenda Gardner (Gary), Cheryl Lindsey (Joe), Gerald Cleveland, and Sandra Kitchens (Douglas); granddaughter, Amy Buse Floyd (Bobby); great grandchildren, Skyler Floyd, Bryson Floyd; and a host of other nieces and nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl and Maude Buse; and a son, Larry Buse; also eight brothers and two sisters.Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Friday, July 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Gardner officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Church Cemetery. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Fred Eugene Buse, please visit our Tribute Store. watersfuneralservice.com 
Booneville MS
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Booneville
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Booneville Funeral Home – Booneville
Richard D Hall
November 16, 1967 – July 24, 2020
Richard Hall, 52, passed away on Friday July 24, 2020, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Monday. Funeral services will be Monday, July 27, at 2:00 PM. All services will be at the Booneville Funeral Home. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Richard D Hall please visit our Sympathy Store. boonevillefuneralhome.net
Dolores A. Dee Taylor
August 21, 1967 – July 29, 2020
Dolores A. Dee Taylor was born on August 21, 1967 to Leopold Ulibarri and Cordelia Martinez. She passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She loved spending time with her family, gardening and cooking. Dolores was a member of the Catholic faith.She is survived by her husband, Harold; son, Justin Ulibarri of Booneville; daughter, Bryanna Ulibarri of Booneville; two step-daughters, Tiffany Starling (Scott) and Ashley Williams (Clint) both of Booneville; sister, Gloria Ulibarri of Espanola, New Mexico; three grandsons, Austin Williams; Jamison Williams and Gabe Starling; two granddaughters; Harlee Starling and Sarah Starling; two nephews, Andrew Ulibarri and Julian Martinez both of Espanola, New Mexico; and niece, Meranda Borrego of Espanola, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents.Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM, Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, August 3, 2020 at Booneville Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dolores A. Dee Taylor please visit our Sympathy Store. boonevillefuneralhome.net
McMillan Funeral Home – Booneville
Irvin Trantham
January 23, 1923 – July 26, 2020
Irvin Lee Trantham, 97, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020, at his Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born January 23, 1923, to Amon and Jessie Trantham. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a letter carrier for the USPS. He enjoyed gardening, flea markets and spending time with his family.He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Loie Jean Trantham; two sons, Terry (Angie) Trantham and Tommy (Tracey) Trantham; two daughters, Pam (Randy) Scoggins and Patricia (Wes) Smith; four grandchildren, Beth (Marcus) Threadgill, Jennie (Michael) Clayton, Kristin Whitley and Hunter (Ashlynne) Trantham; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.A private graveside service will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Jumpertown Cemetery with Bro. Michael Shook officiating. Services are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com
Corinth MS
Magnolia Funeral Home – Corinth
Eulice Alvin Brimingham
August 24, 1947 – July 25, 2020
Eulice Alvin Brimingham, 72, of Corinth passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at his home in Corinth. Born August 24, 1947 in Corinth, MS to Avis and Mildred Maness Brimingham, Eulice was a retired factory worker for Iuka Shoe Factory. He was of the Baptist faith. Eulice is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rita Brimingham of Corinth; his sister, Sue Smith and husband Major of Rienzi; other relatives and a host of friends. He is preceded by his father, Avis Brimingham; mother, Mildred Maness Brimingham and his brother, Charles Brimingham. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 9:30-10:30 am at Magnolia Funeral Home. Private family graveside service is scheduled for Tuesday at Jacinto Cemetery. Pastor Don Boren will officiate the service. Magnolia Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Eulice Alvin Brimingham.https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/8NY5SY7SJK5BF9CC. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Eulice Alvin Brimingham please visit our Sympathy Store. magnoliafuneralhome.net 
Renay Clark Lauderdale
September 11, 1974 – July 27, 2020
Renay Clark-Lauderdale, 45, of Glen, MS passed from this life on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Born September 11, 1974 in Iuka, MS to John W. Clark, Sr. and Mary Morrow Clark, Renay was a factory worker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her sons, Zackary Lane Laird of Corinth and Garrett Lee Reece of Booneville; step daughter, Felica Kat and husband Andrew of Corinth; two grandchildren, London Kay Laird and Brooklyn Elaine Laird; two step grandchildren, Bradley Kate and Blakley Kate; her mother, Mary Morrow Clark of Glen and her father, John W. Clark, Sr. of Glen; her brothers, John W. Clark, Jr. and James F. Clark and wife Ashley all of Corinth; sister, Anita Jones of Corinth; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.There will be a memorial service at a later date. Magnolia Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms Renay Clark- Lauderdale. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Renay Clark Lauderdale please visit our Sympathy Store. magnoliafuneralhome.net 
Ramonda McCoy Shea
May 18, 1971 – July 27, 2020
Ramonda McCoy Shea, 49 of Iuka, MS, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Mrs. Shea was born in Iuka, MS to James Ray McCoy and Rita South McCoy. She was a produce cutting specialist at Brooks Grocery in Iuka, MS and was of the Christian faith. Ramonda is survived by her husband, Travis Earl Shea, Jr. of Iuka, MS; her sons, Bo Menshy (Brittany) of Iuka, MS and Dakota Menshy of Burnsville, MS; her step-son, Zack Shea of Burnsville, MS; her step-daughter, Taylor Sanders (Dylan) of Burnsville, MS; three grandchildren; her father, James Ray McCoy of Burnsville, MS; and her mother, Rita South McCoy of Burnsville, MS. She was preceded in death by her sister, Regina McCoy. Visitation will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Magnolia Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be at Rowland Mills Cemetery, Burnsville, MS, 38833. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ramonda McCoy Shea. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ramonda McCoy Shea please visit our Sympathy Store. magnoliafuneralhome.net 
Jake HamlinMay 17, 1926 – July 28, 2020John H. “Jake” Hamlin, 94, of Corinth, MS, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the State Veterans Home in Oxford, MS. He was born in Corinth, MS on May 17, 1926 and was a US Army Veteran of World War II. Jake retired as a line technician with Mid-South Telephone Company and will be remembered in the hearts of his family and friends. Those left to honor Jake’s memory include his grandchild, Paul Hamlin; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Hamlin; his son, Michael Hamlin; his father, John Hamlin; his mother, Ossie Arnett Hamlin Williams; and his sisters, Helen Louise Wevang and Mildred Katherine Brinkman. A private service honoring Jake’s life will be held for the family at Corinth National Cemetery on July 31, 2020. Magnolia Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome.net. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jake Hamlin please visit our Sympathy Store.
Patricia “Patsy” Stubblefield AndrewsJuly 8, 1941 – July 29, 2020Patricia “Patsy” Stubblefield Andrews, 79 of Corinth, MS, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at MS Care Center. She was born July 8, 1941 in Corinth, MS to Chester L. Stubblefield and Loise Franks Stubblefield. Patsy was a sales rep and was of the Christian faith. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them, especially her grandchildren. Patsy is survived by her son, Clay Andrews and girlfriend Cathy of Huntsville, AL; two grandchildren, Ben Andrews of California and Sam Andrews of California; her sister, Jean Cornelius and husband James Larry of Corinth, MS; other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Chester L. Stubblefield, and her mother, Lois Franks Clifton (Charles). A family only graveside service will be Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Henry Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Patricia “Patsy” Stubblefield Andrews. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Patricia “Patsy” Stubblefield Andrews please visit our Sympathy Store. magnoliafuneralhome.net
McPeters Funeral Home – Corinth
Lucille HillNovember 20, 1927 – July 24, 2020Mrs. Lucille Hill, 92, passed away on July 24, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Oxford, MS on November 20, 1927 to the late Dave and Obelia McMurry. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Jerusalem Church of Christ. She was a fabulous cook, loved to garden and enjoyed planning her next meal for her family.She is survived by her daughters, Sheila Burton and Donna Null (Davey); son, Randy Hill (Patricia); grandchildren, Rhonda Burton, Matt Jones, Andy Hill (Millie), Brandy Rainwater (Bobby), Ryan Hill (Amy) and Tonya James (Josh); and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Hill; son, David Wayne Hill; brothers, Wink, Julius, and Clinton McMurry; and sisters, Deany Davis, Blanch White and Qubelle Fowler. A visitation with social distancing will be held Sunday evening from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel. A service to celebrate her life is scheduled for 11:00 am on Monday at McPeters with burial to follow in Valley of the Dogwood Cemetery. Bro. Josh James will officiate the service. Online condolences can be left at www.McPetersFuneralDirectors.com
Emma Jo HudsonApril 21, 1948 – July 29, 2020Mrs. Emma Jo Hudson, 72, passed away on July 29, 2020 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born in Alcorn County on April 21, 1948 to the late E.L. (Leland) and Verdie May James. She attended Kossuth High School and worked for Wurlitzer, Benco, and Kimberly Clark where she retired from. She attended Victory Baptist Church. She loved to play Bingo in her spare time.She is survived by her husband of just over 50 years, Sanford Hudson; son, William Jason Hudson; daughter, Shelby Emerson (John II); grandchildren, Jason Patrick Wayne Hudson, Cameron Downs, and Chandler Downs; a sister, Doris Austin and sisters-in-law, Lela James, Betty James and Nyleen Wilbanks. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Marvin James, Ernest “Cotton” James, Arlon James, David James; and sisters, Ruth Beasley, Lettie V. Switcher, Dorothy Glidewell, Atri “Bid” Dildy and Ann James.Visitation with social distancing guidelines will begin at 1:00 PM until service time. Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday August 2, 2020 at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel with burial to follow in the Brigman Hill Cemetery. Bro. Alan Parker will officiate the services. Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Funeral Directors. www.McPetersFuneralDirectors.com
Louis Joseph LucasDecember 23, 1930 – July 29, 2020Louis Joseph Lucas, 89, passed away July 29, 2020 in Oxford MS. He was born December 23, 1930 in Clinton, Iowa to the late Flora Pecker Lucas and the late John Lucas. He and his family moved to Corinth in 1961 when he accepted a position with Wurlitzer, Inc. and remained there for over 25 years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marines and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Battle Stars. He was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.He is survived by his sons, John Louis Lucas (Anna), Memphis, TN, and Thomas William Lucas (Kim), Corinth; his daughter, Michelle Lucas Thornton (Doug), Hernando, MS; seven grandchildren, Robert Joseph Lucas (Sarah Beth), Memphis, TN, Paul Culpepper Lucas, Memphis, TN, Jade Lucas Bennett (Jim), Florence, AL, Thomas Witt Lucas (Linda), Corinth, Nathaniel Douglas Thornton (Kaylee), Pendleton, OR, Nicole Michelle Thornton, Hernando, MS and Nicolas Lucas Thornton, Hernando, MS; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Diana Shade Lucas; brother, John Lucas; sister, Mary Lucas Hass; and a great grandson. Jaxon Thornton.A private family graveside service with military honors for Louis Joseph Lucas is set for noon on July 31, 2020 at Corinth National Cemetery with Father Mario Solórzano officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectively requests memorials be made to St. James Catholic Church, 3189 North Harper Rd, Corinth MS 38834; or the charity of the donor’s choice. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left at www.McPetersFuneralDirectors.com
Memorial Funeral Home – Corinth
Kellus Wayne BakerNovember 1, 1943 – July 26, 2020Kellus Wayne Baker, 76, passed away July 26, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born November 1, 1943 in Michie, TN. To the late Kellus and Hortense Baker. He was a member of Pebble Hill Methodist Church, a graduate of Michie High School, and a retired truck driver.He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Baker Carrington; step-daughter, Cindy Kennedy; brother, Kenneth Baker (Janice); sister, Elaine Thomas (Freddie); grandchildren, Alexa Carrington, Alaini Carrington, Ava Carrington, Alyssa Carrington, Brittany Kirk. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lovita Baker; daughter, Stephanie Ripley; and parents.The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11:00 am until service time with mask and social distance guide lines in place. Celebration of Life Service is set for 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Will Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in the Pebble Hill Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialcorinth.com for the Baker family. Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home.
Cheryl Ann KocurekAugust 22, 1964 – July 27, 2020Cheryl Ann Lindsey Kocurek, 55, passed away July 27, 2020 at her residence. She was of the Baptist faith, a 1982 graduate of Kossuth High School, she was an Emergency Relief Coordinator for the American Red Cross for the past 15 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was devoted to her grandchildren.She is survived by her son, Blake Vandergriff (Cescily); daughters, Amanda Webb (David), Heather Kocurek; father, Billy Lindsey; brother, Ray Lindsey; sister, Lynn Barnwell (Ray); grandchildren, Kadence Vandergriff, Preston Vandergriff, Aiden Vandergriff, Brooklyn Vandergriff, Alexis Webb, Luke Webb, Lucian Webb; host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sue Lindsey.The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 pm until service time. Mask and social distance guide line are in place. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is set for 2:00 pm Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialcorinth.com for the Kocurek family. 
Clyde Ray ShieldsDecember 16, 1936 – July 24, 2020Clyde Ray Shields, 83, passed away July 24, 2020 at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ. He was born December 16, 1936 in Kossuth, MS to the late J D and Hettie Shields. He lived in Phoenix area for the past 42 years. He was self-employed, having been in the restaurant business, construction business and a truck driver.He is survived by his children, Marianne Hoyle (Randy), Salvatore Shields (Fionia), Lynda Rose Johnson (Bill), Michael Shields (Rhonda), Karen Yordy (Ken), Matthew Shields (Desiree); daughter-in-law, Dixie Owens; sister, Peggy Pearson; 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Rick Owens; parents; brothers, Hershel Shields, Robert Clay Shields; and sisters, Bernice Jordan, Vivian Butrum, Helen Pires, Ferrell Evetts, Ripple Miller.Graveside services for are set for 11:00 am Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialcorinth.com for the Shields family. Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home.
Holly Springs MS
Holly Springs Funeral Home – Holly Springs
Colleen Jane FantMay 19, 1941 – July 26, 2020Colleen Jane Fant, 79, passed away July 26, 2020 at her home in Holly Springs, MS. Coleen was born May 19, 1941 to Wallace Patrick Mahoney and Alice North Mahoney in Tulsa, OK. Colleen was a secretary and a Lay Minister at Christ Episcopal Church, Holly Springs, MS.Colleen is survived by her son, Russell Proctor (Amy) of Huntsville, AL; her daughter, Leslye Hatch of Holly Springs, MS; three grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren. Colleen was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Thomas Fant.There will be a family visitation at Holly Springs Funeral Home from 9:30 -10:30 am with funeral services to be held graveside on July 29, 2020 at 11:00 am at Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, MS. Condolences may be left at hsfuneralhome.com
Shirley Ann ReynoldsJuly 30, 1944 – July 27, 2020Shirley Ann Reynolds, 75, passed away July 27, 2020 at Methodist Hospital, Olive Branch, MS. Shirley was born July 30, 1944 to Fred Weymer and Mildred Burford Parmenter in Memphis, TN. Shirley was Pentecostal and worked for Bodine.Shirley is survived by her husband, Larry Reynolds of Byhalia, MS; her son, Gene Reynolds of Byhalia, MS; daughter, Holly Linville (Terry) of Barton, MS; and four grandchildren.Services will be held graveside on July 29, 2020 with visitation beginning at 10:00 am and funeral services at 11:00 am at Johnson Cemetery, Wynn AR. Burial to follow. Condolences may be left at hsfuneralhome.com
JF Brittenum and Son Funeral Home – Holly Springs
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Serenity-Autry Funeral Home – Holly Springs
Russell Lee PolkAugust 26, 1957 ~ July 24, 2020 Mr. Russell Polk, 62, transitioned on Friday, July 24, 2020 at his store in Water Valley, MS. On August 21,1957 Russell Lee Polk was born and had the fortune of being parented by Sudie Mae and Willie Wilson Polk. Both parents preceded him in death. Russell accepted Christ at an early age and united with Bayson Chapel Church until his death. Russell was well known in the community. He attended Water Valley High School and graduated in 1976. Later, Russell became interested in the furniture business and worked in this industry for over 30 years, Russell departed his life at his business known as “The Furniture Store” on Friday, July 24,2020.He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Travis Turner-Polk of Memphis, TN; two daughters, Latunda Kinsler (Dekevious) of Memphis TN, and Jasmine Polk of Water Valley, MS; four sisters, Mary Ann Henderson (Charles), Geneva Clark (Ollie) of Water Valley MS, Carri Keller, Mae Catherine Mckinney of Southaven MS; two brothers, Willie C. Polk (Jackie) of Detroit MI and Lee Edward Polk (Hattie) of Water Valley MS; four grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, many other relatives and special friends. One sister preceded him in death, Bernice Clark.Walk-Through Visitation will be on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 pm at Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home Chapel in Water Valley. Graveside Services will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00 am at Bayson Chapel Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of the arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Russell Polk, please visit our floral store. serenityfuneralhomeinc.com 
Irish Shuntell JonesJanuary 25, 1970 ~ July 25, 2020 Ms. Irish Shuntell Jones, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter and sister at the graceful age of 50, transitioned from this life at Methodist South Hospital in Memphis, TN on July 25, 2020. She was the eldest born of Gwendolyn Jones and the late Lawerance Payne on January 25, 1970 in Victoria, MS. Nesting her family in Memphis, TN, she worked for Methodist Central Hospital. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where she loved to sing in the choir. After she was no longer able to work, she enjoyed cooking, singing, spending time with her children and grandchildren and sharing countless laughing sessions with anyone she came in contact with. To have known her is to have truly loved her! Her sense of humor and heart of gold will be greatly missed.Irish leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Brittany Hill (Memphis, TN) and Porsha Jones (Byhalia, MS); five sons, Terron Jones (Byhalia, MS), Alvin Jones (Memphis, TN), Jermal Jones (Byhalia, MS), Terrell Jones (Memphis, TN) and Jeremiah Jones (Memphis, TN); one sister, Trangula Jones- Glover (Marcus- Cordova, TN); two half-sisters, Terrina Campbell (Georgia), Katrina Crutcher (Memphis, TN); one half-brother, Lawrence Payne, Jr. (Memphis, TN); 12 grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mac and Mattie Lou Jones; her Aunt Tressie Rayford and husband Johnnie Rayford, Aunt Mable Freeman and husband Claude Lee Freeman Jr.; favorite Uncle Albert Jones and wife Dorothy Jones; cousins, Sylvia Bryson and her son Lee Bryson, Shelia Young, Donald Rayford, Lorna Dean Malone and Teresa Rayford.Visitation will be on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 4-6:00 pm. at Serenity-Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Graveside Services will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00 am at McCraven Cemetery in Victoria, MS. 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 Irish Shuntell Jones, please visit our floral store. serenityfuneralhomeinc.com 
Minister Lugene WalkerJanuary 5, 1962 ~ July 27, 2020 Minister Lugene Walker, 58, transitioned on Monday, July 27, 2020 at his residence in Water Valley, MS.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Minister Lugene Walker, please visit our floral store. serenityfuneralhomeinc.com 
Mother Callie Mae MartinJune 22, 1922 ~ July 27, 2020 Mother Callie Mae Martin, 98, transitioned on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Sardis Nursing Home in Sardis, MS.Visitation will be on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 4-6:00 pm at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Graveside Services will take place on Wednesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:00 am at Yocona Cemetery in Taylor, MS. Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mother Callie Mae Martin, please visit our floral store. serenityfuneralhomeinc.com 
Patricia (Daniels) LesterMay 23, 1961 ~ July 27, 2020 Ms. Patricia Daniels Lester, 59, transitioned on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Signature Healthcare in Memphis, TN.Walk-Through Visitation will be on Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:00-2:00 PM at Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside Services will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 2:30 PM at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of the arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patricia (Daniels) Lester, please visit our floral store. serenityfuneralhomeinc.com 
Herchel E. McClusky, Jr.October 16, 1958 ~ July 27, 2020 Mr. Herchel E. McClusky, Jr., 61, transitioned on Monday, July 27, 2020 at his residence in Holly Springs, MS. He was born October 16, 1958 in Ripley, MS to the late Herchel Eugene McClusky, Sr. and Earnestine Simpson.He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Judy McClusky; one son, Dustin Herchel McClusky; his mother, Earnestine Simpson of Holly Springs, MS; sisters, Teresa McMullen of Ashland, MS, Linda Brock (Gerald) of Faulkner, MS, Janice Jackson of Ashland, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Herchel E. McClusky, Sr.; and one son, Jonathan Cru McClusky.Graveside Services will take place on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11:00 am at Bluff Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Ashland, MS. 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 Herchel E. McClusky, Jr., please visit our floral store. serenityfuneralhomeinc.com 
Wallace LawhornMarch 14, 1941 ~ July 29, 2020 Mr. Wallace Lawhorn, 79, transitioned on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville, MS.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Wallace Lawhorn, please visit our floral store. serenityfuneralhomeinc.com 
Houston MS
Houston Funeral Home – Houston
Terri Lauren BlissardApril 1, 1973 – July 25, 2020Ms. Terri Lauren Blissard, 47, formerly of Houston, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi due to Covid-19 Virus. She was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on April 1, 1973 to Harold Jahu Blissard and Jerrie Sue Wages Blissard. She was the grant administrator for the City of Tupelo. Terri was an exceptionally talented musician who loved classical music. She played for many weddings, funerals, and choirs. At the sesquicentennial celebration at First Baptist Church in Houston, she composed a dedicatory anthem which was performed by the church choir. Presently she was an organist/pianist for First United Methodist Church in Pontotoc. In high school, she was selected as a Presidential Scholar by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and won second place in the statewide Eudora Welty fiction writing contest sponsored by the University of Mississippi. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, she began a short career in journalism including the Columbus Commercial Dispatch before moving into grant writing, first with Three Rivers Planning and Development District and then with the City of Tupelo. One of Terri’s last messages on social media was to rejoice that her coworkers had tested negative for the virus. Her and the family’s wishes are that everyone would take this virus seriously and wear a mask to protect yourself and others around you.Ms. Blissard is survived by her parents, Jahu and Jerrie Blissard of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Ms Blissard is preceded in death by her grandparents, Will and Mandy Blissard and Sam and Vernon Wages. Private Family Funeral Services will be at Houston First Baptist Church in Houston, Mississippi with Dr. Daniel Heeringa and Rev. Brad Hodges officiating. Burial is at Old Monroe Presbyterian Cemetery in Algoma, Mississippi. Pallbearers are Gordon McNeely, Mike Day, David Collums, Ronnie Bell, Calvin Boyd, and Brady Boyd. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Houston First Baptist Church, “Together We Grow Fund”, 201 West Madison St, Houston MS 38851; or Pontotoc First United Methodist Church, PO Box 308, Pontotoc MS 38863. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com
Memorial Funeral Home – Houston
Thomas Gene Clark, Sr.February 28, 1943 – July 26, 2020Houston-Thomas Gene Clark, Sr.,77, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Mr. Clark was born February 28, 1943 in Houston to the late Hester C. Clark and Idell Lowery Clark. He was a retired Consultant in the Oil/Gas Industry and a member of McCondy United Methodist Church.He is survived by his wife, Charlene Dexter Clark of Houston; two sons, Thomas G. Clark, Jr. (Angie) and Billy C. Clark (Donna) of Houston; a daughter, Cassie Clark of Sacramento, CA; two step-sons, Mike Seiler of Calhoun City and Jim Blissard (Cindy) of Houston; a step-daughter, Kim McCoy (Randy) of Houston; a brother, Rad Clark (Betty) of Houston; a sister, Jo Ann Herrod of Okolona; nine grandchildren, Savannah Clark, Alex Clark, Will Livingston, Taylor Kelly Moore, Tina Griffin, Dexter Blissard, Alex Blissard, Chad McCoy and Blake McCoy; five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Hester C. Clark and Idell Lowery Clark; a brother, Billy Clark; and a sister, Ruth Pearson.Services will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro.Steve Lampkin, Bro.Will Livingston and Bro. Kevin Lindley officiating. Burial will be at Chickasaw Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Pearson, Eddie Pearson, Randy Pearson, Jerry Clark, David Clark and John Herrod, Jr. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McCondy United Methodist Church, PO Box 591, Houston MS 38851. memorialfuneralhomehouston.com 
Dorothy Nell Lollar HallJune 19, 1956 – July 29, 2020Dorothy Nell Lollar Hall, 64, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Center in Tupelo. She was born June 19, 1956 to the late Henry Junior Lollar and Essie Pearl Crowley Lollar. She is survived by her daughter, Deanita Marie Hall and her son, Andrew Alexander Hall, Jr. (Donna) both of Houston; six grandchildren, Andrew Hall, III., Christopher Hall, Rhayne Hall, Stoyrm Hall, Colt Hall and Ruger Hall; four sisters, Joyce Stone, Pearl Swindle, Peggy Galloway all of Houston and Lorene Betts of Mantee; and one brother, William Lollar of Houston. She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Pete Lollar; and a sister, Orene Lollar.Visitation will begin Friday at 11:00 am until service time at 12 noon Friday, July 31, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Brock officiating. Burial will be at Monte Vista Cemetery in Webster County. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. memorialfuneralhomehouston.com 
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
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Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Inc – New Albany
Brenda Marie (Hall) McDonaldOctober 13, 1947 ~ July 25, 2020 Mrs. Brenda Marie Hall McDonald, 72, transitioned on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS.Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 9:30 am until time of the service at the cemetery. Graveside Services will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:00 am at Union Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Myrtle, MS. Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Brenda Marie (Hall) McDonald, please visit our floral store. serenityfuneralhomeinc.com
United Funeral Service – New Albany
Hugh Talmadge MillsSeptember 24, 1931 – July 24, 2020Hugh Talmadge Mills, 88, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020. He was born September 24, 1931 in Potts Camp to George and Carrie Whiteside Mills. He was a graduate of Hickory Flat High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from South Central Bell after thirty years. When he was able he enjoyed horses and going on trail rides. He enjoyed working, whether bush-hogging, mowing, keeping his pasture up, or anything else that kept him busy. He was a member of Ebenezer Methodist Church in Myrtle.He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Davis, and Rose Ann Jones (Terry); two sons, David Mills (Darlene) and Ronnie Mills (Therese); one brother, Clinton Mills (Gail); eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marie Goolsby Mills; one sister and four brothers.Graveside services will be at 1:00 pm Sunday, July 26, 2020 at McKay Cemetery with Bro. Eugene Stockstill officiating. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Hugh Talmadge Mills please visit our Sympathy Store. unitedfuneralservice.com 
Charlene FloydOctober 9, 1940 – July 25, 2020Charlene Lavon Thompson Floyd, 79, passed away peacefully on July 25 at New Albany Health and Rehabilitation after a long illness. She was born October 9, 1940, in Benton County to Jim and Gur Neal Brock Thompson. She graduated in 1958 from Hickory Flat Attendance Center. At an early age she came to know Christ at Flat Rock Baptist Church and was baptized in Ms. Mary Lee Todd’s lake. She was a member of Glenfield Baptist Church but her love for Flat Rock remained strong until her passing. She was a lady with a big personality and was a bit feisty. Known as “Nana”, “Aunt Lene”, or “Charlie”, she was loved by everyone. Her house was always full of activity. Everyone was welcome and there was always an endless supply of everyone’s favorite snacks, especially cookie cakes for the grandchildren. Charlene had a heart for others. Being the oldest of eight children, she learned early in life the meaning of giving to others. Before failing health she and Bernice enjoyed travelling on many trips with friends.She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bernice Floyd, and her children, Gary Floyd (Kathy), Terry Floyd (Jane), and Lisa Gaines (Joel). She leaves behind seven grandchildren, Kyle Floyd (Natalie), Hayden Floyd (Sarah), Logan Floyd (Michelle), Ben Floyd (Rachel), Brock Gaines, Betsy Wages (Mason), and Sarah Gaines; and one great-grandchild, Atticus Wages. She also leaves behind three sisters, Pat Love (Carl), Brenda Smith, and Gail Hamblin (Harlen); one brother, Bobby Thompson (Sylvia); and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, David Thompson and Robert Thompson; and one sister, Tammy Moore. Special thanks to New Albany Health and Rehabilitation Staff and Home Care Hospice.Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm Monday, July 27, 2020 at Glenfield Memorial Park with Bro. Jerry Lowery officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Kyle, Hayden, Logan, and Ben Floyd, Brock Gaines, and Mason Wages. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Glenfield Baptist Church. For online condolences please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Charlene Floyd please visit our Sympathy Store. 
Dr. John Clifton GoudelockJuly 22, 1943 – July 25, 2020Dr. John Clifton Goudelock of Myrtle passed away on July 25, 2020 due to complications related to COVID-19. He was born July 22, 1943 in Bruce, Mississippi to Dr. Leander and Burma Miller Goudelock. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1967. In July of 1968, he was inducted into the U.S. Army Medical Corps at the rank of Captain. Dr. Goudelock was immediately thrust into the chaos of South Vietnam where he was forced to teach himself advanced surgical techniques. Many times, his patients were young children and simple, rural farmers whose bodies had been mutilated and mangled by weapons of modern warfare and in a country where modern medicine and medical techniques simply did not exist. He used innovative procedures that allowed his patients to continue a productive life oftentimes after catastrophic bodily injuries. His primary goal was to give them the capacity to capably continue their daily lives. He returned from the war to do his surgical residency in Greenville, South Carolina and went on to continue his specialization in neurosurgery. The humanitarian calling to help mankind brought him back to Mississippi. He practiced medicine in Mississippi, Beverly Hills, California and Texas. After his retirement, to continue his passion in serving others he worked tirelessly for many years to establish at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine an endowment with the purpose of establishing a hand surgery center.In spite of his many accomplishments, John was a man of little pretense and was not one to put on airs. Those who knew him best were familiar with his wit and downright devilish antics. Whether he was letting the dogs lick his mother’s fine china clean or putting a snakeskin under the crack beneath the door of the tenant house across the road (headed in not out by the way), his shenanigans, were the likes of which will never be seen again and never be forgotten. Unfortunately, very few people knew the soft tender-hearted side of John. He reserved his tenderness for a very select few. If you were lucky enough to find yourself within this group, you know you were blessed.He is survived by his three children, Robert Goudelock (Khan), Laura Dunnam (Scott), and Margaret Goudelock, and his wife Mary. He was “Grandaddy” to Bryan, Miller, and Elise Dunnam, Gunner and Thien An Goudelock, and Lydia and Carys Napier. He is also survived by his sister Ann Vance, and brother Jim Goudelock.Graveside services will be held July 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Mt Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John C. Goudelock Hand Surgery Center Endowment, University of Mississippi Foundation, PO Box 249, University MS 38677. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dr. John Clifton Goudelock please visit our Sympathy Store. unitedfuneralservice.com 
Ruby T. JonesDecember 23, 1918 – July 27, 2020Ruby Treadaway Jones went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 27, 2020. She was 101 years old. Ruby was born on December 29, 1918 to Tom and Rildie Dunlap Treadaway. Ruby was a faithful member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was a fantastic cook, gardener, and seamstress. She loved to work in her flowers, yard, and garden. Ruby loved her family, taking great pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruby and Jack owned and operated a grocery store in the Macedonia Community from 1948-1983.She is lovingly survived by her daughter, Diane Downs (James) of Myrtle, MS; two granddaughters, Susan Hall (Paul) of New Albany, Julie Gordon (Thad) of Madison, MS; a grandson, Walker Downs (Lana) of Lagrange, KY; seven grandchildren, Carter, Avery and, Jack Hall, all of New Albany, MS, Bowen and Gunner Gordon of Madison, MS, Jackson and Daniel Downs of Lagrange, KY. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Rildie Treadaway; her siblings, Era Medlin (Leslie), Lucille Floyd (Clifton), Ben Treadaway (Oletta), and Eddie Treadaway (Jeanette); and her devoted husband of 74 years, Jack JonesThe family has decided in light of the current Covid-19 situation to have a private service, honoring Ruby’s life, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. David Grumbach and Bro. Randy Bynum officiating. The Service will be shown via livestream on the Macedonia Baptist Church Facebook page. A drive through visitation with the family will be from 10:00 am to12:00 noon, Saturday, August 1, at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial will be in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Downs, Walker Downs, Paul Hall, Thad Gordon, and Carter Hall. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that all memorials be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803. For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ruby T. Jones please visit our Sympathy Store.
Oxford MS
Coleman Funeral Home – Oxford
David Louis ManzoNovember 6, 1937 – July 28, 2020Mr. David Louis Manzo, 82, passed away at UMMC in Grenada, MS, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. David was born to the late Frank C. and Helen Manzo in Monongah, WV. David worked as the lead mechanic for Delta Airlines for many years. He always found joy in tinkering and fixing old engines during his free time. He was known to have a hard work ethic. He never left anything unfinished, finishing the job the correct way the first time. David also enjoyed being out in the woods hunting, when he wasn’t working on an engine. He also, on occasion, fished but he truly loved hunting. His family shared a story about how he and his wife, Zelma, would have an occasional “cow bird” competitive shooting competition. Mrs. Zelma claimed that the “cow birds” were interfering with the nesting success of the other “good” birds. David would yell out, “I’ve got two!” Zelma would remark back with an over joyed statement of, “Well, I’ve got three!” David was a character. Anybody that knew him, knew that he was a funny man and a joy to be around. Upon entering his home, one would find a sign above the door with the statement “Welcome to the Nut House” written on it. He leaves behind a legacy to his wife, children, and granddaughter of having individual responsibility, always doing the right thing, and to never cheat anyone, but above all, to love and care for your family. His son, remarked that his dad taught him everything he knows, instilling in him, his love for machine repair and the great outdoors.David is survived by his wife, Zelma Manzo; daughter, Shannon Manzo; son, Frank D. Manzo; a sister, Patricia St. Clair; and granddaughter, Jordanna Twilley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank C. and Helen Manzo.No services are planned at this time. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. Please leave online condolences on his Tribute wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of David Louis Manzo please visit our Sympathy Store.
L Hodges Funeral Service – Oxford
Cleve “Cle” SandersNovember 5, 1951 ~ July 22, 2020 REFLECTIONS OF LIFE“I am at peace, my soul’s at restThere is no need for tearsFor with your Love I was so Blessed”(Unknown Author)Cleve “Cle” Sanders, 68, departed his earthly life on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at his home in Detroit, Michigan. Cle, son of the late Leander “Coon” and Maggie Matthews Sanders, was born in Torrance, Mississippi on November 5, 1951. Cle accepted Christ at an early age and united with Church of Christ in Water Valley, Mississippi. Cle attended school at Davidson High School in Water Valley, and completed his high school education at Mumford High School in Detroit, Michigan, graduating with the Class of 1969. After high school, he attended Jackson State University and after college, he moved back to Detroit, where he worked as a construction worker for many years. He truly loved spending time with his family and friends, and his family and friends will forever cherish his memory.Cle leaves fond memories to his sisters, Martha (Jerry Wayne) Jenkins of Water Valley MS, Dorothy Thompson of Jackson MS, and Talisha “Tae-Tae” Jackson of Norfolk VA; his brother, Robert “Skeeter” Sanders of Toms River NJ; a very special niece, Carolyn Sanders Tucker of Toms River NJ; a special cousin, Isaiah Rounds of Derma MS; sisters-in-law, Mary Sanders and Elberstine Sanders both of Detroit MI, and Juanita Sanders of New Orleans LA; special caregivers, Eddie Sanders of Southfield MI, Tracey, David and Lee Oliver Sanders all of Oak Park MI, Jeffery Sanders of Romulus MI, Dee Matthews Alexander and Gene Matthews both of Detroit MI. Cle also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Along with his parents, Cle is preceded in death by one sister, Jeanette Sanders; and seven brothers, Roosevelt Sanders, Riley Sanders, Leander Sanders, Jr., Frank Sanders, Eugene Sanders, Ulylessie Sanders and Charles Sanders.Please keep the Sanders family in your prayers.Visitation will be Thursday July 30, 2020 1:00-5:00 PM at L. Hodges Funeral Service. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 11:00 AM at Coffeeville City Cemetery, Coffeeville, MS 38922. Please leave online condolences on his tribute wall at www.lhodgesfs.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Cleve “Cle” Sanders, please visit our floral store.
Leroy “Honey Boy” CarrothersMay 1, 1956 ~ July 25, 2020 On Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital/NM, Leroy Carrothers, Jr., 64,  went home to be with the Lord. He was born May 1, 1956, to Martha Carrothers and the late Roy Lee Carrothers in Taylor MS. Leroy accepted Christ as a child and became a member of Brown Chapel Church. Leroy, being the oldest child, grew up having to help support his family. This caused him to drop out of school early, but it taught him the experience and respectfulness of being a responsible man. Leroy was employed as a construction worker with Pearson Construction Company. He loved his job and was a good friend to his employer, William Pearson. Leroy also had a love for cars, fishing, hunting, yard work and friends. But he received great joy from his grandchildren, especially Asher. Leroy was united in matrimony to Annie Mathis and to this union they shared blended families. He will be loving missed by his wife, Annie Carrothers of Abbeville MS; his daughters, Erin Moody(Donald) of Taylor MS and Ashley Wells (Joey) of Abbeville MS; step children, James Mathis of Abbeville MS, Adrian B. (Nicole) Wilkins of Fort Leonard Wood MO, Jacqueline Mathis of New Albany MS, and Alicia McIntosh of Horn Lake MS; brothers, Marvin Carrothers and Bobby Lee Carrothers, both of Oxford MS; and sisters, Martha Ann Carrothers and Martha Jean Driver both of Oxford MS. He also leaves 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.Visitation will be Friday July 31, 2020 1:00-4:00 PM at L. Hodges Funeral Service. Graveside services will be held Saturday August 1, 2020 11:00 AM at Oxford Memorial Cemetery, North 16th St, Oxford MS 38655. Please leave online condolences on his tribute wall at www.lhodgesfs.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Leroy “Honey Boy” Carrothers, please visit our floral store.
Waller Funeral Home and Cremation Services – Oxford
Ouida “Jeanie” Jean HarwellMay 9, 1956 – July 25, 2020Mrs. Ouida “Jeanie” Jean Gregory Harwell, 64, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at her home in Poclocna, MS. Born in Bruce, MS, to the late Jonnie Sharp and Jimmie William Gregory, Mrs. Harwell formally attended New El Bethel Baptist Church in Oxford, MS. She possessed an incredibly big heart and helped many of those around her that were in need. Mrs. Harwell never let a person or animal suffer, and she could never ask of anything for herself. She was known to be very giving and donated to several different charities throughout her life. Jeanie is survived by her husband, Danny Quay Harwell of Poclocna, MS; two daughters, Julie King and her husband, James of Oxford, MS, and April Rogge and her husband, Josh, of Paris, MS; two sons, Ronnie Harwell and his wife, Traci, of Oxford, MS, and Jeff Harwell and his wife, Mendy of Paris, MS; eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous, loving nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9:00 AM at Webb Cemetery with Rev. Ronald Jenkins officiating. The honorary pallbearers for Mrs. Harwell are her loving grandsons, Daniel Harwell, Evan Bryan, Adam Bryan, Kirkland Harwell, Brandon Rogge, and Ricky Varner. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Harwell’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis TN 38105. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Michael Everett PhillipsNovember 28, 1971 – July 25, 2020Michael Everett Phillips, 48, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Born in West Covina, CA to Everett and Ilnorme Phillips, Michael worked for Environmental Services as a Trash and Linen Tech at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. He is best known for the caring and love he showed to the families and children that came into his family owned business, Pirate Adventures.  Prior to working at the hospital, he spent several years as a cart pusher at Walmart. He loved watching WWE wrestling, horse racing, the Dodgers play ball, Martial Arts movies and listening to music. But nothing could top his love for his mother’s cheesecake! He is survived by his parents, Everett and Ilnorme Phillips of Water Valley, MS; sister, Missy Dickerson and her husband, Tom, of Water Valley, MS; two nephews, Trevor Dickerson and Hunter Dickerson, both of Water Valley, MS; aunt, Joan Cox of Alameda, CA; and too many cousins to count. A celebration of life will take place at Pirate Adventures’ parking lot at 6:30 pm on Friday, July 31, 2020. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis TN 38105. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Curtis Reed DavisJune 7, 1942 – July 28, 2020Mr. Curtis Reed Davis, 78, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at his home in Oxford. Born in Ludlow, MS to the late Curtis Richard and Luvillia Presley Davis, Reed was retired as Business and Finance Director and Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Mississippi. While a student at Ole Miss he was a member of the 1962 National Championship football team and played in two Sugar Bowls and one Cotton Bowl. He enjoyed playing music with his friends in the Blackjack and Ecru communities and was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church. In keeping with his love of sports he was a regular referee for High School football games for 25 years. Reed also enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. Survivors include his daughters, Katrina Davis Cousar and her husband, Jeff, of Oxford, MS and DeLisa Davis of Oxford, MS; his son, Richie Davis and his wife, Hope, of Hernando, MS; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sondra Braddy Davis.Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 PM at the funeral home. The funeral service will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in North Oxford Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Reed’s memory may be made to North Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 1700, Oxford MS 38655. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662-234-7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Nadine Oswalt FranklinApril 11, 1931 – July 28, 2020Mrs. Nadine Oswalt Franklin, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at The Pinnacle in Greenville, MS. Born in Choctaw County, MS to the late Houston C. and Hilda Fultz Oswalt, Nadine moved to Greenville, MS after graduating from Eupora High School and married her husband, Hollis (Frank) Franklin in 1950. She retired from the Loan Office with Greenville Production Credit. Nadine was well known for her coconut pies. She enjoyed sharing time and drinking coffee with her friends, traveling and flying on planes. Mrs. Franklin was a member of Community Church in Oxford, MS. Mrs. Franklin is survived by two sons, Terry Franklin (fiancée Susan) of Greenville, MS and Rick Franklin (Sandy) of Pensacola, FL; a brother, Wayne Oswalt of Grenada, MS; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis (Frank) Franklin and her son, Marc Franklin.The visitation will be held at 10:00 AM followed by the funeral service on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, MS with Rev. Fish Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Franklin’s memory may be made to Community Church Oxford, 68 Hwy 334, Oxford MS 38655. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Mildred Tidwell JarrettJanuary 3, 1928 – July 30, 2020Mrs. Mildred Tidwell Jarrett, 92, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley, MS. Born in Oxford, MS to the late Jesse E. and Jessie Irene Hudson Tidwell, Mrs. Jarrett was a retired LPN who had worked at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley, MS and Oxford-Lafayette County Hospital in Oxford, MS. She was a faithful member of Cornerstone Full Gospel Church in Water Valley, MS. Mrs. Jarrett was an artist who enjoyed painting. She also enjoyed vegetable gardening and cooking for her family. Mildred was known as a great cook, especially known for her banana pudding and chicken and dressing. Her family will fondly remember those big meals she would prepare for them after church on Sundays. Mrs. Jarrett is survived by four daughters, Patty Varner and her husband, Dean, of Oxford, MS, Imogene Brown and her husband, Fred, of Oxford, MS, Becky Moffett and her husband, R.W., of Oxford, MS and Yvonne Hughes and her husband, Kenny, of Oxford, MS; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Along with her parents, Mrs. Jarret was preceded in death by her husband, Glen R. Jarrett; a sister, Lila Tarver; three brothers, William Tidwell, Eugene Tidwell and David Tidwell; and a granddaughter.The funeral service will be held Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel at Waller Funeral Home with Rev. R.W. Moffett and Rev. Jerry Moffett officiating. Burial will follow in Browning Cemetery. The visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Jarrett’s memory may be made to Browning Cemetery, c/o Libby Callicutt, 324 County Rd 321, 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
Bennie Sue McLaughlinMarch 21, 1937 – July 28, 2020Bennie Sue McLaughlin, age 83, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was born March 21, 1937 to James Sanford and Thelma Waits Graham. Bennie Sue was a member of the Sand Springs Methodist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Survivors include her three sons, Marty McLaughlin, Barry McLaughlin (Karen) and Shane McLaughlin (Nicole); six grandchildren, Melissa Harrison (Jason), Lynn McLaughlin (Stormy), Penny Logan (Will), Miranda Schoggen (Phil), Lauren Ann Cobb (Seth) and Ethan McLaughlin; and six great-grandchildren, Kellen Harrison, Erin Harrison, John Thomas McLaughlin, Kara Morrison, Kallie Logan and Warren Cobb. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bazel Quay McLaughlin, and her sisters and brothers.A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Shady Grove Cemetery with Rev. Roger Reeder officiating. Pallbearers will be Lynn McLaughlin, Will Logan, Seth Cobb, Phil Schoggen, Jason Harrison and Kellen Harrison. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com
Dolores MunnMay 30, 1932 – July 28, 2020Dolores Weatherall Munn, 88, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Magnolia Manor of Tupelo. A lifelong resident of Pontotoc, Dolores was born on May 30, 1932 to George and Gladys Weatherall. She graduated from Pontotoc High School in 1950, and in 1951 was married to Jimmy Munn, also of Pontotoc. They were to invest their nearly 59 years together in raising their daughters, serving their Lord at First Baptist Church, and in building Jimmy’s business with Tom’s Foods. Dolores cannot be remembered without honoring and thanking First Baptist Church of Pontotoc. Carried to church there as a baby, Dolores later surrendered her life to Christ and was baptized there. She and Jimmy were married in the parsonage of the church, and during the late 1950s, Dolores served as the first church secretary. She would remain a faithful servant of Christ at First Baptist throughout her life, welcoming new babies through Cradle Roll, teaching children’s Sunday School, serving on numerous committees, and supporting missions through Women’s Missionary Union. Dolores will also be remembered for her many creative interests, especially for her sewing, reproduction dolls, gardening, quilts, paintings, and caramel cakes. Above all, her faithfulness to Christ, family, and friends will live on in the lives she touched. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Munn, and survived by their four daughters, Brenda Holloway (David) of Clinton; Melissa Campbell (Preston) of Pontotoc; Vicki Cothen (Nathan) of Beaumont, Texas; and Lori Parker (Dale) of Clinton. She leaves seven grandchildren, Lan Holloway (Jennifer), Brandon Holloway, Georgia Claire Campbell, Emory Cothen (Macie), Ethan Cothen (Brooke), Reed Parker, and Jake Parker; as well as two great-grandchildren, Brooks and Caroline Holloway. She is also survived by her younger sister, Dorothy Jane Weatherall Chaudoin (Ray). Due to Covid precautions, only immediate family will gather for a private service. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Please remember her and share condolences with the family by visiting the on-line register at www.browningpontotoc.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Pontotoc, C/O Missions, 31 Washington St, Pontotoc MS 38863.
Horace Wayne O’BannonMay 5, 1942 – July 28, 2020Horace Wayne O’Bannon, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his residence. Wayne was born on May 5, 1942 in Blytheville, AR to William Horace and Margaret Evelyn McGregor O’Bannon. Wayne joined the United States Army at the age of 19 and served for 24 years, until his health caused him to retire as (CW4) Chief Warrant Officer Four, U.S. Army. He served three tours in Vietnam, Panama Canal, Korea and various other places. He loved the United States Army and served our Country well; as his wife would say, “he was a top #1 Soldier”. While in Korea, he met and married OK Sun O’Bannon, and after his retirement, they made their home in Pontotoc.He is survived by his wife, Ogie; one brother, Michael (Cathy) O’Bannon, of Vardaman; one sister, Candy (Charlie) Robinson, of Pontotoc, MS; many nieces and nephews; and two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Matkins and Ronnie Miller. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; four brothers, Bill, Jim, Mike and Tony O’Bannon; and two sisters, Barbara Matkins and Melinda Miller.A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, July 31, 2020 at West Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Pallbearers will be Robb Ferguson, Buddy Ferguson, Tim Ferguson, Rhett Robinson, Glenn Gillen, Michael O’Bannon and Casey Ray Ferguson. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 31 Washington St, Pontotoc MS 38863. Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com
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Tutor Memorial Funeral Home – Pontotoc
Roger “Hoss” Lamar BarnettJune 9, 1953 – July 28, 2020Roger “Hoss” Lamar Barnett, 67, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford, MS. He was a devoted Christian man. A very talented musician and guitar player, he enjoyed Southern rock music, especially Stevie Ray Vaughn and Lynard Skynard. He was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast.He is survived by his brothers, Don Barnett (Debbie) of Nashville, TN and George Barnett of Calhoun City, MS; his sister, Cathie Tallant (Ricky) of Bruce, MS; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Margarett Barnett; his father, Walter Barnett; and his brother, Patrick Allen Barnett.Visitation will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:00 AM until service time. Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Burial will follow in Robbs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anthony Barnett, Ethan Barnett, Shawn Barnett, Randy Smith, Steven Aston, and Don Barnett. Condolences maybe offered at tutormemorial.com
Danny Clay Warren, Sr.December 10, 1944 – July 30, 2020Danny Clay Warren, Sr., 75, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at OCH Regional Medical Center, Starkville, MS. He was a dedicated mule man, very fun loving and mischievous. He spent many years in the cable business as well as trucking.He is survived by his first wife, Azalee “Lee” Edwards Warren; daughter, Amanda Warren; son, Clay Warren; four grandchildren, Amelia, Ava, Austin, and Tera Merritt; brother, Kenneth and Ann Warren of Tupelo; sisters, Dorthy and H.L. Nichols of Alabama, Johnny Ruth Sanders of Pontotoc, and Hallie and Donald Allen of Thaxton. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Linda Gale Naverette.Graveside Services will be Friday, July 31, 2020 at 6:30 PM at Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery (Who’da Thought It) with Bro. Tommy Inmon officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. Condolences maybe offered at tutormemorial.com
Thurman “Sam” Delaine CrawsonAugust 31, 1934 – July 30, 2020Thurman Delaine “Sam” Crawson, 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family, Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home. He was a loving husband to Betty for 62 years, father, and “Papaw” to all his family. Sam had been in the car business for 55 plus years and the cattle business for around 20 years. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church. Always working to be a provider for his family, he leaves a legacy of love and hard work.Sam is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Crawson; his daughters, Donna Hodge (Rickey) and Kathy Bramlett; his grandchildren, Tyler Hodge (Britni), Britny Owens (Nathan), Andrea Grasse (Golden), Reid Bramlett, and Colton Bramlett; his great-grandchildren, Harli Hodge, Kaylee and Madelyn Grasse, and Sam and Cade Owens. Sam is preceded in death by his great granddaughter, Eden Catherine Owens; his brothers; Earl Crawson, George Moss, Lexie Crawson, and Earlest Crawson; his sisters, Verlon Galloway, Bernice Tutor, Idell Washington, Maydell Washington, Odell Holloway, and Willie Davis; his mother, Elizabeth Wilson Crawson; and his father, Henry Clay Crawson. Special thanks to Sanctuary Home Hospice for all their loving care. Visitation will be 12:00 PM until service time on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Brother David Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Tyler Hodge, Reid Bramlett, Colton Bramlett, Nathan Owens, Golden Grasse, Larry Robbins, and Jered Russell. Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Sanctuary Home Hospice or West Heights Baptist Church. 
Ripley MS
Foster and Son Funeral Home – Ripley
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McBride Funeral Home – Ripley
Martha Lee WilsonOctober 1, 1938 – July 29, 2020Martha Lee Bennett Wilson, 81, passed away, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Diversicare in Ripley, MS. She was born on October 1, 1938, to Lloyd Ervin and Oneda Alvis Bennett in Ripley, MS. Martha Lee was a graduate of Mississippi University for Women and taught high school for many years before retiring from the Corinth City Schools. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota. Martha Lee was a life long Methodist and a member of Campground United Methodist Church, where she served as Lay Delegate to Mississippi United Methodist Annual Conference for many years. Martha Lee was an accomplished musician as a church organist and pianist for many years. She was an avid Dulcimer player and member of Tippah Dulcimer Guild. She loved traveling with the Dulcimer group and giving demonstrations of Mountain Dulcimer Music at Visitor Centers, Nursing Homes, and to various groups. She also did extensive work in Geneology. Martha Lee had a kind and caring heart she will be missed by all those who knew her and loved her.She was preceded her in death by her husband, William Odell Wilson, who passed away in 2015; and her parents.A Graveside Service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Campground Cemetery, 1711 County Rd 203, Walnut MS 38683 with Rev. Mary Hutson and Rev. Larry “Doc” Dollar officiating. Memorials may be sent to The Gideons, PO Box 4, Ripley MS 38663. Expressions of sympathy, for the Wilson family, may be sent to: www.mcbridefuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Martha Lee Wilson please visit our Sympathy Store.
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Jimmy Hugh LewisJanuary 9, 1945 ~ July 26, 2020 Jimmy Hugh Lewis, 75, resident of Ripley, passed away in the comfort of his home Sunday, July 26, 2020 following a brief illness. Visitation will be from 5-8:00 PM Tuesday, July 28 at the church and will continue from 9-11:00 AM Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Trinity Assembly of God Church with Bro. Clay Pritchett officiating. Burial will follow in the Ripley Cemetery. The Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories with the Lewis family. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jimmy Hugh Lewis, please visit our floral store. ripleyfuneralhome 
Eugene HillSeptember 3, 1935 ~ July 27, 2020 Eugene Hill, age 84, of Falkner, MS passed away on July 27, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 3, 1935 in Falkner, MS to Juanita and Robert Hill. He was married to Bobbie Jean Robertson for 68 years. He was a member of Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In the early 1950s, he was a member of the Ripley National Guard Construction Unit, and this put him on his lifelong career in construction. He retired twice, but his love of dirt work kept calling his name. He worked right up until his death. He was proud of his work and many projects which included Memphis Airport Runways, I-55, I-40, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Highway 78, and levee projects in Louisiana. He passed on his love for construction to his sons, son-in-law, and grandsons. He made many friends throughout his career. While he was very proud of his career accomplishments, he was most proud of the legacy of his family. In addition to his wife, his is survived by his children, Larry (Pam) Hill, Renee (Shawn) Gray, and Richard (Vivian) Hill; his grandchildren, Anne (Jason) Mauney, Adam (Jamie) Hill, Cody (Victoria) Gray, Winston (Emily) Gray, Mallory Gray, Devan (Wesley) Cox, Dallas Hill, and Declan Hill; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Jimmy (Beth) Hill, Alice (James) Horton, Kenneth (Betty) Hill, Myra (Robert) McKee, Grace (Clyde) Robertson, Janet (David) Quinn, Gerald (Sherry) Hill, Barbra (Bill) Waldon, Karen (Donald) Bates, Cathy (Richard) Griffin, and Lane (Stanley) Young. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Parker Gray; brother, Bobby (Lula) Hill; and sister, Nita (Lowell) Green.Graveside services will be at 9:00 AM Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Cemetery. Reverends Jody Hill and Richie Lockhart will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Winston Gray, Cody Gray, Dallas Hill, Adam Hill, Jason Mauney, and Wesley Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be Shawn Gray and all great-grandchildren.  Arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be directed to Parker Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund, 23820-B Hwy 370, Falkner MS 38629. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Eugene Hill, please visit our floral store. ripleyfuneralhome 
Barbara Yarber WallaceJune 14, 1944 ~ July 29, 2020 On Wednesday morning, July 29, 2020, Barbara Yarber Wallace, 76, resident of Ripley, passed away peacefully at her son’s residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Wallace was born June 14, 1944 in Tennessee, the daughter of the late John and Evelyn Parnell Yarber. A Christian, Mrs. Wallace was a valued employee of Wal-Mart Corporation for 30 years before retiring. She will be remembered as a kind hearted person who loved to sew and read her Bible. In earlier years she enjoyed cooking and canning. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.Those left to share her memories include her children, Tammy Moyer of Michigan, Larry Wallace, John Wallace and Donnie Jordan, all of Missouri, Paula McCoy of Tennessee, Randall Jordan and Charles Wallace of Ripley; two sisters, one brother, seventeen grandchildren and thirty four great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Willliam E. Wallace, one grandson, two sisters and one brother.Visitation will be from 11-2:00 PM Friday, July 31, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Funeral Services remembering the life of Mrs. Wallace will follow at 2:00 PM with Bro. Jeremy Hughey officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home who invites you to share memories with the Wallace family. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara Yarber Wallace, please visit our floral store. ripleyfuneralhome 
Saltillo MS
W E Pegues Funeral Directors – Saltillo
David ChristopherJuly 6, 1942 – July 24, 2020James David Christopher, 78, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born July 6, 1942 to James Roy “Bill” and Lura Christine Ritter Christopher. On October 4, 1963, he married Mary Jobe at Cason Baptist Church and together they had three children. He worked as a master carpenter for many years and owned and operated his own construction company, Christopher Construction. He also owned a pawn shop in Verona for several years, early in life. David enjoyed watching westerns and college football games and was an avid Ole Miss Rebels fan. He was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include his wife, Mary Jobe Christopher; three children, Melissa Christopher Wilson of Brewer, Jimmy Christopher of Owasso, Oklahoma and Lana Rea and her husband, Chip of Union; six grandchildren, Josh Pitts of Fulton, Julie Hart and her husband, Drew of Mooreville, Wesley Christopher of Tupelo, Seth Christopher of Tupelo, Grant Christopher of Owasso and Emilee Grace Christopher of Owasso; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Pat Wilson of Smithville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lura Christopher; brother, Billy Christopher; and granddaughter, Krista Pitts.Visitation will be 4-7:00 pm Sunday, July 26, 2020 at W.E. Pegues, Tupelo. A graveside service will be 10:00 am Monday, July 27, 2020 in Old Union Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Estes officiating. Pallbearers will be Wesley Christopher, Seth Christopher, Grant Christopher, Josh Pitts, Don Russell and Drew Hart. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of David Christopher please visit our Sympathy Store.
Sue ShepherdAugust 15, 1947 – July 24, 2020Linda Sue Shepherd, 72, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Sanctuary Hospice House. Our fun loving, redheaded Sue was born in Tupelo, August 15, 1947 to Cyrus Tapscott and Jewel Anderson Roberts and was raised in Nettleton. On July 20, 1979, she married Clarence Macon Shepherd; they recently celebrated 41 years of marriage. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi, Sue began her passion of teaching in 1968 and later earned her Master’s degree in Education from Ole Miss. Sue was board certified and enjoyed a fulfilling career as an educator within the Tupelo Public School System for 36 years. Teaching was such a huge part of who she was that even after retiring from teaching full-time, she continued working in education as a consultant and tutor. She had been active in different clubs and organizations throughout her life, including: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Mary Stewart Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Children of the American Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Sanctuary Hospice Ladies Auxiliary. A woman of great faith, Sue was an active, faithful member of First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo. At different times during her 38 year membership, she was blessed to serve as an Elder, teach Sunday School, be active within Presbyterian Women, and be part of the hand bell choir. Everything Sue pursued, she committed to completely. Sue was always found with a smile on her face paired with her larger than life personality and contagious laughter.Survivors include her husband, Clarence; two children, Justin Flaherty and his wife, Jenny, and Sally Kate Collins and her husband, Tatum all of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Cyrus and Abigail Flaherty and Shepherd Collins all of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends and students. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cy and Jewel Roberts; and sister, Sylvia Chaney.Private family services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, please send gifts to CREATE Foundation, PO Box 1053, Tupelo MS 38802 for the Sue Shepherd Memorial Fund.Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Sue Shepherd please visit our Sympathy Store.
Sam TurnerJune 20, 1950 – July 26, 2020Sammy “Sam” Jones Turner, 70, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Tupelo on June 20, 1950 to Burton Davis and Palmer Jones Turner, and was a graduate of Shannon High School. He retired from North Mississippi Medical Center after working full time as a painter for a number of years. Sam was a life-long Elvis fan. He loved cooking in the crockpot especially his specialty, chili, and often cooked for his family and his son, Scott, whom he adored immensely. Sam was tender hearted for all animals; putting out a doghouse, food and water for any neighborhood strays that seemed to be drawn to him. Watching his dogs play brought him great joy and laughter.Survivors include his only child, Sammy “Scott” Turner of Tupelo; sister, Judy Mitchell of Tupelo; two brothers, Gene Autry Turner and his wife, Carolyn of Tupelo, and Bill Turner of Garland, Texas; friend, former wife and mother of his son, Linda Turner of Tupelo; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mildred Stembridge, Patsy Sue Turner, and Janice Goff; and two brothers, Ted Turner and Jackie Turner.Visitation will be at 1:00 pm until service time Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at W.E. Pegues, Tupelo. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Jerry Grammar officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Sam Turner please visit our Sympathy Store.
George SimpsonSeptember 1, 1929 – July 27, 2020George Davis Simpson, 90, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020. A native of Okolona, he was a prominent merchant, religious and civic leader. The son of John Walter Simpson and Virginia Davis Simpson, he was a graduate of Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, a principal musician Maroon and ROTC Bands, and was also an active member of the University Alumni Association.As a member of Okolona First Baptist Church, he was Sunday School Director and teacher; and served on numerous committees. An active member of Tupelo First United Methodist Church, he was a Sunday School Officer, an usher and greeter, member of Methodist Men and worked with Habitat for Humanity. His woodworking talents were used for projects requested by both churches. Numerous friends were recipients of gifts that he designed and handcrafted from native woods.The founding proprietor of Simpson’s Department Store, he retired after more than fifty years of management. He was past president and longtime board member of the Okolona Chamber of Commerce, past president of Okolona Lions Club, and organizing member of Okolona Country Club, and a member of Tupelo Rotary Club. He was a sixty-year Master Mason and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served on the Board of Directors of Bank of Okolona, a board member of the Tupelo Concert Association, and as volunteer worker for the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and numerous service organizations. A Commissioned United States Air Force Officer, Active Duty was in the Far East during the Korean Conflict followed by Reserve Services. He was a select member of Air Force tennis and golf competition teams.Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann Smith Simpson; and cousins, Jerry Wayne Jernigan, Janice J. Harrelson, Betty H. Milling and Shirley S. Fortenberry. He was preceded in death by his parents; and cousin, Sue Ann S. Williams.Visitation will be 2:00 pm until service time Thursday, July 30, 2020 at W.E. Pegues, Tupelo. A stateroom service will be at 3:00 pm Thursday, July 30, 2020 at W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors with Rev. Smith Lilly and Rev. Andrew Ray officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Benson, Bobby Carnathan, Jack Goodman, Ken Harrelson, Benny Huffman, Curtis Hays, Joseph Jernigan, Judson Jernigan, Ben Harrelson, Bradley Harrelson, Tom Swindle, Harold A. Turner, Earl Waddle, Chris Wilburn, Bud Crafton, Blake Williamson, Parker N. West, Claud B. Conger and Dave West. Memorials may be made to organizations of the donor’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of George Simpson please visit our Sympathy Store.
Kerry HamlettApril 13, 1971 – July 29, 2020Kerry Hamlett, 49, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was born in Tupelo, April 13, 1971 to William Thomas and Arlena Willingham Hamlett. Kerry was a hard working, fun loving person with an exceptional sense of humor. He enjoyed working in the yard, planting flowers and trees, fishing, and going to the beach. He loved spending time with his wife and taking care of his pet cat. He attended The Orchard Church in Tupelo.Survivors include his wife, Wendy Paige Hamlett; son, Tyler Hamlett of Oklahoma; one grandson; three brothers, Gary Hamlett (Wildean) of Winfield, Alabama, Terry Hamlett and Larry Hamlett both of Beaverton, Alabama; two sisters, Zebbie Caldwell (Nathan) of Nettleton, Tammi Kimbrough (Troy) of Greenwood Springs; numerous nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Sharon Green. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Debra Marcum; and brother, Jerry Hamlett.Visitation will be at 5-8:00 pm Friday, July 31, 2020 at W.E. Pegues, Tupelo. Services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Rodney Rodgers officiating. Graveside services will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Mantachie. Pallbearers will be William Rice, Jeff Rice, Charles “Butch” Glidewell, Robert Aston and Jonathan Funderburk. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kerry Hamlett please visit our Sympathy Store
Dorothy Faye KingApril 6, 1929 – July 29, 2020Dorothy Faye Arnold King, 91, departed this life on July 29, 2020 at Baldwyn Nursing Facility following a lengthy illness. Dorothy was born on April 6, 1929, near Iuka, and was the oldest of nine children born to James Carl and Addie Irene Pinch Arnold. In early 1938, the family moved to Lee County, Saltillo area, where Dorothy resided the remainder of her life. Dorothy married William Henry King on August 3, 1946. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, flower gardening and sewing. She was a member of Euclatubba Baptist Church near Saltillo, where she served as Church Treasurer and taught a Sunday School Class for many years.Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Allen King (Vicky) and Rick King (Tami) all of Saltillo; five granddaughters, Christy Harlow (Brad), Samantha King, Tracie Russell (Cary), Karen Letson (Randy), and Angela White (Janson); one step granddaughter, Kim Booker (Joe); grandson, Matthew King; step-grandson, Brandon Hood; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Billie Sue Morgan; and brother, James Carl Arnold, Jr. (Habo). Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry King; her parents; siblings, Gerald, Marlene, Robert, Betty Jane, Johnny, and Phillip; daughter-in-law, Roxanne King; infant grandson, Mark Allen King, and a step grandson, Tim Farrar.Due to Covid-19, a private graveside service will be held in Lee Memorial Park in Verona with Rev. Neal Ramage officiating. Pallbearers will be Matthew King, Brandon hood, Brad Harlow, Randy Letson, Cary Russell, and Janson White. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N Michigan Ave, Fl 17, Chicago IL 60601. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dorothy Faye King please visit our Sympathy Store.
Tupelo MS
Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary – Tupelo
L.B GreenMay 25, 1960 – July 25, 2020Reflections of the LifeAnd God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation: 21:4)Our beloved dad, brother, granddad, cousin and friend L.B. Green, Jr. left this earthly life on July 25, 2020. Now he has returned to the open arms of his Creator taking his last breaths at the Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, TN. He was the second child born to the union of L.B. Green, Sr and Doris Newson Green in Tupelo, Mississippi on May 25, 1960. He graduated from Tupelo High School and soon afterward enlisted in the United State Army where he received honorable discharges. L.B. confessed hope and faith in Christ at a very early age. He united with the members of White Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where he became a faithful attendee until his health began to fail. L.B was a devoted and loyal friend that you could count on. He also enjoyed watching all sports television or going to games enjoying them in person.Our Beloved L.B. is leaving behind to cherish his memories forever his children, Charita Marks and Torrandis Cummings; three grandchildren, Anaushia Marks, Ja-Braylin Marks, Ja-Brylon Marks all of Tupelo, Mississippi;  one sister, Mary Alice Cherry of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother, Bobby Green of Tupelo, Mississippi; two aunts, Bessie Newson of California and his favorite aunt, Lula Bowdry; and a very special cousin, Izola Holliday of Tupelo, MS whom he had a special love for; two nieces of St. Louis, Missouri; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.Services will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Porter’s Memorial Park with military honors. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in charged of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.grayson-porters.com
Verniece MabrySeptember 01, 1950 – July 26, 2020When Verniece was 17 years old, she fell in love and married her soulmate James Arthur Mabry. She fondly told the story of their love and courtship. For a long time, she had a crush on James because they all grew up in the same town. She admired how he was able to talk to anyone and how he had the prettiest smile. Being a shy person herself, she didn’t say much to him, but she knew she wanted to be his wife. Soon James was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. With the help of her sister Dorothy Cummings Tillmon, they wrote love letters to him while he was away. James, being the happy-go-lucky man that he was, didn’t want to get too serious and held back on telling her that he loved her; even though she told him all the time. Knowing this, she gave him an ultimatum: she told him that she would stop writing to him unless he told her he loved her. Afraid that the letters would end, James became serious and told her he loved her too and soon asked her to marry him. While on one of his leaves from the Army, she and James married in 1968 with the blessing of her family. She and James remained happily married for 50 years until his death in 2018. During their marriage, James and Verniece had four children, Sheba, Adraine, Shawn and Sedrick. Besides loving the Lord and her husband, her children were the light of her life. She was generally a quiet woman but she never missed an opportunity to brag about her four children. She often told them how proud she was of them for going to school and college and receiving degrees.Although Verniece was a teen-ager when she married and did not finish high school; she eventually returned to school and graduated. She and her whole family were so proud of her accomplishment. She even received a class ring and her family had her a graduation party to celebrate her achievement. While in school, she studied hard and her favorite subject was history. Verniece was much smarter than she gave herself credit for. She was the church secretary for many years and she studied her Bible and was a church Missionary and taught lessons to the congregation. Additionally, she helped her husband, James study and pass his insurance license exams that had to be renewed every few years. In fact, truth be told, she studied the exam books herself and gave him the answers! Verniece was saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost. She often told the story of how her beloved Aunt Mary Nichols asked her to attend the tent revival being conducted by Rev. Joe Hall in 1966. She was obedient and attended, but she wasn’t really expecting much. However, the power of the Holy Ghost fell on her that evening and she was filled with the Holy Spirit on June 14, 1966. She later became baptized in the holy name of Jesus and has lived a Holy and Spirit-filled life ever since. During her marriage, Verniece became the First Lady of the Deliverance Tabernacle Pentecostal Church which her husband, Bishop James A Mabry founded in 1981. They had previously belonged to Faith Revival Center pastored by Rev. Joe Hall. After Rev. James Mabry worked tirelessly for Faith Revival Center, through preaching and holding tent revivals all over Mississippi, Rev. Mabry decided to start his own church. They originally started the church in an old house in Shannon, MS. From there, they built another church also located in Shannon. Bishop Mabry having exceptional carpentry skills, built most of the interior of the church himself with the First Lady and their children right alongside him until the wee hours of the night. First Lady Mabry was a faithful member and wife and stood by her husband and the church through thick and thin. Knowing that there was a calling on their lives to bring souls to Christ, First Lady and Bishop Mabry oftentimes supported the church financially through their personal finances, because they also worked public jobs to support their family. First Lady Mabry and Bishop Mabry loved Deliverance Tabernacle and its members faithfully and literally poured their blood, sweat and tears into building a House of God in which to worship. Eventually, they purchased a new church and moved the congregation to its current location in Tupelo, MS.After the untimely death of Bishop Mabry in 2018, Verniece was determined to keep the church doors open, even when she stood alone in this decision. She knew that their work for the Lord was not yet finished. After Bishop Mabry’s death, Deliverance Tabernacle went through a transition. But through God’s favor and Mother Mabry’s prayers, the church survived with the help of her brother, Bishop TC Cummings briefly serving as interim pastor until a new pastor was found. Mother Mabry also became Overseer of the church. Today the church is known as DTC and is being pastored by her beloved Sr. Pastor Deundre Poole. Through his leadership and her oversight, the church has not only survived but it has thrived and grown in membership and in community outreach. Before her death, Mother Mabry was able to see the Life Center built and named after Bishop James A Mabry. Mother Mabry was extremely happy with the direction of the church and showed her joy and happiness nearly every Sunday through praise and worship. Mother Mabry was known for having a Holy dance ready to go anytime the Spirit hit her, because she was not ashamed to Praise the Lord.She leaves to cherish her precious memories four children, Sheba Mabry Price, Adraine Mabry Harris, Shawn Mabry, and Sedrick Mabry; and a host of family, friends, and church family. Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Lee Memorial Park. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in charged of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.grayson-porters.com
Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo
Anne (Weaver) LettieriJune 22, 1938 ~ July 25, 2020 Gloria Anne Weaver Lettieri, 82, realized the promises of her faith when she departed this life on Saturday evening from the NMMC-Hospice Unit.  Ann was born on June 22, 1938 in Itawamba County, one of 14 children born to Charles Weaver and Mae Williams Weaver. She lived in several locations as a child and youth and graduated from Hume High School in Memphis where Elvis graduated. She married Frank Lettieri on Sept. 12, 1966 in Jacksonville, FL. They lived several years in Tupelo and were motel owner/operators in Okolona and Etowah, TN.  Anne later became an assistant teacher at Green St. School in Tupelo and enjoyed many years loving her “school” children. A delightful, full of life, independent personality, Anne loved her family and took honor in being called Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. A skilled oil painter and the best “green thumb” when it came to plants, Anne spent lots of time with family and thoroughly enjoyed old time Southern Gospel music. In her last years, her dog Yogi was very special to her as were her hummingbirds and red birds.Survivors include her son, John Lettieri and his wife, Pam of Amory; her grandchildren who knew her as Gran or GG, Louis Lettieri, Kala Hankins (Daniel), Annaliese Lettieri; her great-grand, Westin Hankins and little Bo Rhett due in October, 2020; her siblings, John Douglas Weaver of Nettleton; and the girls, Charlene Kuykendall of Amory, Nita Thomason of Baldwyn, Sandra Simmons of Tupelo, and Jan Gough of Pensacola, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Billy, Doyle, Chuck, and Robert Weaver; Nell Faulkner, Sue Reagan, and Jo Herring; and an infant daughter, Donna Jane.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the service celebrating her life at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Chaplain Bret McKee will be officiating. The eulogy will be delivered by her granddaughter, Annaliese. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be serving their neighbors. The service may be viewed for those who may be unable to attend at 11:00 AM Wednesday at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
William “Scott” CaysonNovember 11, 1959 ~ July 25, 2020William Scott Cayson, 60, passed away Saturday morning at North MS Medical Center after a brief illness. Scott was born November 11, 1959 in Tupelo to the late Dennis Cayson and Barbara Pickens Cayson. He lived his entire life in Northeast Mississippi. Scott graduated from Shannon High School, attended ICC and later attended Delta State University where he played football and enjoyed the cultural features of the Mississippi Delta. Scott worked many years as a tool and die man for Krueger Metal and was later a partner in C and C Grocery and Quick Stop with his dad. After becoming disabled, he spent a lot of time in nature especially fishing. He loved watching football on TV and was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan. He walked daily to keep physically fit.Scott leaves his nephew, Dennis Alvon Cason and his wife, Sandie of Blue Springs; a niece, Dorothy Anny Cayson; and three great nieces, Gracie Mae Cayson, April Lyn Byrd and Shelby Burke. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.Visitation for the public will be from 2:00 PM until service time celebrating his life at 3:00 PM Monday, July 27, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Private burial will follow in Brewer Cemetery. Holland-Tupelo Chapel is honored to be serving their friends. Condolences may be e mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Jennie Ruth (O’Shields) BooneMarch 7, 1932 ~ July 26, 2020Mrs. Jennie O’Shields Boone, 88, known to all her family and friends as “Granny”, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 7, 1932 in Baldwyn, Mississippi to Enoch and Betty O’Shields. She was a graduate of Tupelo High School. She was employed by Southern Bell until the birth of her third child at which time she became a homemaker. Jennie married Howard Boone, Jr. on October 1, 1955. They made many special memories during their marriage, and enjoyed traveling with their three children and collecting antiques. She still enjoyed making small road trips which usually involved antiques. Granny was the sweetest and kindest person. She had a gentle spirit and was always genuinely thankful and grateful for her family and friends, and loved being with them. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, painting and drawing. She was an avid reader. She was a faithful member of West Main Church of Christ. She loved her church and her church family. Her life on earth is complete and she will live in heaven and be with the Lord forever.Survivors include two daughters, Bridget Watson (Myron) of Tupelo and Bonnie Bezny (Ray) of Arab, AL; one son, Enoch Boone of Godrey, IL; granddaughter, Jessica Hawkins (Jay) of Tupelo; five grandsons, Nick Watson (Anna) of Palmetto, MS, Anthony Bezny of Huntsville, AL, Patrick Bezny of Huntsville, AL, Nathan Boone of Godrey, IL, and Kyle Boone of Omaha, NE; six great grandchildren, Gavin and Hayes Hawkins of Tupelo, Maddie and Zakk Watson of Palmetto, and Brayden and Payton Bezny of Arab, AL; one brother, Wayne O’Shields (Ramona) of Memphis, TN; and sister-in-law, Pat O’Shields of Clermont, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Enoch O’Shields and Betty Grisham O’Shields; her biological mother who died when Jennie was a young child and the mother who raised her, Jean O’Shields; her husband, Howard Boone, Jr. (Pawa); two brothers, Tom O’Shields of Clermont, FL and John O’Shields of Saltillo, MS; a daughter-in-law, Linda Boone of Godfrey, IL.Per her request a private service will be held at the family residence. Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel is honored to be serving their friends. Condolences may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following: Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803; West Main Church of Christ, 2460 W Main St, Tupelo MS 38801; or Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, PO Box 2013, Tupelo MS 38803.
JW BradleyJune 28, 1930 ~ July 27, 2020 JW Bradley, 90, departed this life for his life in eternity on Monday, July 28, 2020 from Diversicare Nursing Center in Tupelo. JW was born in Saltillo on June 27, 1930, the baby of nine children born to the late Al and Rosie Fields Bradley. Legend has it his Mom had run out of names so he was simply named the intitals “JW.” Living his life long in Lee County, he married Edith Weeks of Plantersville on August 7, l954 – a marriage of almost 66 years until her passing just 14 days ago, July 14, 2020. JW owned and operated Bradley’s Landscape and Lawn Maintenance Service many years before his retirement. An avid conversationalist and a hard-working man of extreme integrity, he was devoted to his family and his clients. He was a longtime member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Tupelo. JW is survived by his son, Steven and his wife, Debbie of Plantersville; daughter-in-law, Kathy Franks; four grandchildren, Mike Brandley (Amber), Ron Bradley (Amy), Stephanie Windham (Michael) and Jeff Bradley (Kayla); seven great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Lawrence Weeks (Angie) of Bibb County, AL; and many nieces, nephews and cousins on the Bradley and Weeks sides.A private family service celebrating his life will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with his pastor, Bro. Lowell Johnson, officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Faith Mausoleum at Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo Chapel is honored to serve their neighbors and friends. Memorials may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church, 542 County Rd 1009, Tupelo MS 38801. The service may be viewed at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming at 2:00 PM Wednesday and will be permanently archived thereafter.  
Dorothy Frances (Wood) ThompsonNovember 1, 1931 ~ July 28, 2020 Mrs. Dorothy Frances Wood  McDaniel Thompson, 88, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at her daughters’ residence following a long fruitful life. She was born November 1, 1931 in the Fawn Grove Community of Itawamba County, MS, to Martell Francis Wood and Dona Comer Wood. Raised in the Evergreen Community, she was a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School where she was IAHS Most Beautiful. Dorothy was a master homemaker all of her life, but did work at Velveteen Rabbit and at McRae’s Department Store. A selfless caregiver to so many, Dorothy was possessed with a sharp-wit and a cute personality. A great cook, she was known far and wide for her delicious caramel cakes and pies and was an expert seamstress. She loved to travel the USA with her special friend, Ruth Rasberry. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was affectionately known as “Meme” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A lifelong Baptist, she was a devoted and faithful member of Harrisburg Baptist Church many years where she taught Sunday School to four- and five-year-olds for over 50 years. A delightful soul, she touched many lives with her generous spirit and loving heart.Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Hawkins (Jim), and her two sons, Holland McDaniel (Jeff), and John Thompson (Helen), all of Tupelo; grandchildren, Jay Hawkins (Jessica), Mary Frances Ray (Trey), Evan Thompson, and Patsy Thompson; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Hayes Hawkins, and Aidan Ray;  sisters-in-law, Sarah Nell Hartley (Claude), Betty Thompson, and Kay Gray (Ceburn); brother-in-law, Joe Thomas McDaniel (Ann); and a host of other near relatives and great friends.Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Trubert Holland “Mac” McDaniel who passed away September 15, 1959 in a plane crash; and her second husband, George “Tommy” Thompson who passed away November 4, 2000; a sister, Learue McDaniel and her husband, J. C.; her brothers-in-law, Buddy Thompson, Hubert McDaniel, and Roland McDaniel; and a sister-in-law, Rebecca Pettit.The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. A graveside service will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Glenwood Cemetery in Tupelo, MS, with Rev. David Langerfeld and Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105; or to Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Christine (Higgason) ThompsonFebruary 4, 1934 ~ July 30, 2020 Christine Higgason Thompson, 86, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Leeper Green House at United Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo after an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born in Louisville, MS, on February 4, 1934 to the late Rueben and Nealy Higgason of Winston County. She and her late husband, Robert, moved to Tupelo in the 1961 from Ackerman. Mrs. Thompson worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Tupelo Public School System for many years, working at Carver and Church Street, but most of her years were spent at Joyner Elementary School. She loved her responsibilities to administration as well as the school children in the schools where she worked. A faithful member of Tupelo’s First Presbyterian Church, she deeply loved her children and grandchildren, was a great cook and seamstress, and enjoyed gardening and antiquing.Mrs. Thompson is survived by her daughter, Joy T. Dowdy of Decatur, AL; and son, Bob Thompson and his wife, Meredith of Baldwyn; and two grandchildren, Mackenzie Dowdy and Zander Dowdy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, who passed away on April 8, 2013; her parents; and siblings, Bill and Jamie Higgason, Pauline Sullivan, and Doris McCully. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until funeral services celebrating her life at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Rev. Dr. Ron Richardson will be officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. For those who may be unable to attend, the service may be viewed at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming at 11:00 AM Saturday and will be permanently archived thereafter. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 252 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis TN 38105.
Lee Memorial Funeral Home – Tupelo
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N L Jones Funeral Directors – Tupelo
Lillian SimmonsJuly 23, 1934 – July 28, 2020Lillian Simmons was born to Angelo Sanders and Helen Gibbs on July 23, 1934. She departed this life Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memories ten children, Rosalyn (James) Montgomery of Plantersville, MS, Alease Bradley, Patsy (Larry) Allen, L.C. Simmons, Larry Simmons, Donell Simmons and Kerry Simmons, all of Tupelo, MS, Shirley (Arits) Montgomery of Red Hill, MS, Terry (Priscilla) Simmons of Verona, MS; and one adopted son; 47 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Walk-Thru Visitation will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 4-6:00 pm at the funeral home. Graveside Services will be held Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm at Porter’s Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.nljonesandsons.com or on Facebook at N.L. Jones Funeral Directors. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lillian Simmons please visit our Sympathy Store.

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