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HCN Regional Obituaries (August 28-September 3, 2020)

Baldwyn MS 
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Baldwyn
Mittie Bell Grice
December 29, 1929 – August 27, 2020
Mittie Bell Bowdry, Grice 90, passed away August 27, 2020 at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility in Baldwyn, MS. She was the daughter of the late George Bowdry and Mae Liza Smith. She was born December 29, 1929 in Baldwyn, MS. She was united in Holy Wedlock unto the late Gelin Grice. At an early age, she joined Springhill M. B. Church where she remained a faithful member until her health failed. She was an usher, and served on the Kitchen committee. She retired from Lucky Star Mfg. and also did private housework for people in the Baldwyn areas.She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Bobby Grice; and two daughters, Gelin Miller and Mary Rainey;  seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; three sisters, Sue Bowdry-Dunn, Georgia Mae Bowdry- Howell, and Dollie Mae Bush; and a host of nieces, nephews, in- laws, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one daughter, Sarah Nell Grice-Burns; five sisters; and three brothers.Visitation will be Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:00-5:00 PM at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Baldwyn. Graveside services will be held Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:00 PM at Springhill M. B. Church Cemetery in Baldwyn, MS 38824. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at agnewandsons. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Mittie Bell Grice, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Johnathan Bell 
September 1, 1971 – August 31, 2020
Johnathan “Scuba” Bell was born on September 1, 1971 to Mr. Johnny Earl Bell and the late Antonella Bell. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mount Zion Community Church where he remained until death. Johnathan graduated from Baldwyn High School in 1989. While at Baldwyn High School, he was a member of the “Bearcat Band,” and he possessed an astounding passion for playing the drums. He was employed with the Baldwyn School District as dedicated and respected bus driver. His passengers loved him. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge 210. On August 31, 2020, Johnathan “Scuba” Bell, our beloved husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend departed this earthly life at North Mississippi Medical Center and ascended into Heaven. As we celebrate his homegoing, we reflect on and cherish many memories, and we are grateful for the time God allowed us to spend with him. Although he had a soft, humble spirit, his heart spoke volumes to everyone he encountered on a daily basis. He always displayed compassion and unconditional love for his family and friends. Even in the mist of his illness, his selflessness nature never wavered. In his spare time, he loved all aspects of music, cooking for family, mowing yards, and playing the drums. Johnathan “Scuba” Bell was united in holy matrimony to Tamekia (McGaha) Bell, a faithful, devoted wife and loving mother for 18 years. Johnathan’s memory will be indefinitely cherished by his daughter, Kia Bell; son, Tahj Bell; father, Johnny Earl Bell; grandson, Domonick Sanderson; sisters, Selethra (Darrio) Green, and Amekia Bell; grandmother, Ms. Doris Grice Agnew; very special bonus grandmother, Ms. Esther Bartley; loving aunts, Dorkesha Agnew, Delores Williams, and Ada Mae Bell; uncles, Lee T. Pippins, and Clyde Bell, Jr.; nephews, Kaleb Green, Jaiden Bell, Jacob Green, and Matthew Montgomery, III; also to mourn his passing, Rosalyn(Charlie) McCoy, Rakedia Lambert, Rasheda Calomese, Takasha McCoy, Brayden Jones, Kori Lambert, Rita Bell, Sherril McGaha, Raymond McGaha, Mae Ruth Crayton, Kassie McGaha, Ranesha McGaha, Shay McGaha, Bri McGaha, Daylan Wren, Braylan Hastings, Raylan McGaha, Kashton McGaha, Kamri McGaha, Murry (Martha) Calomese, Tracy Burcham, Jessie Chism, Carra Powell; and the Baldwyn School District. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, the late Beatrice Grice, Clyde and Suzie Bell, Therman Pippin and Jimmy Dale Agnew.Visitation will be on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home. Services will be on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Springhill Cemetery in Baldwyn. Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com
Kesler Funeral Home Inc – Baldwyn
Linda Trimble
March 31, 1946 ~ August 29, 2020 
Linda Trimble (74) passed away Saturday August 29, 2020 at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Garvin and Verna Trimble; and her two brothers.Services will be 1:00 PM Monday at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Allan Casteel officiating. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Linda Trimble, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome
Mickey Dale Nichols
February 2, 1955 ~ August 30, 2020 
Mickey Dale Nichols (65) passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He enjoyed doing carpentry work, working on vehicles, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Judy Ann Nichols of Booneville; his son, Cody Nichols of Wheeler; his daughters, Melissa Nichols Morrow (Eddie) of Jumpertown, Michelle Gaddis (Zoe) of Columbus, OH, and Shandale Abel (Johnny) of Iuka; his brothers, Junior, Albert, Mack, Billy, Guy and Ricky Nichols; his sisters, Joyce Smith, and Barbara Sue Hutchens; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Guy and Mildred Nichols; his brothers Johnny and Edwin Nichols; and his sister, Jo Ann McFaddenA Memorial Service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Nichols officiating. Visitation will be 12:00-1:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mickey Dale Nichols, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome
Franklin “Sparky” Ray Sparks
January 19, 1942 ~ September 1, 2020 
Franklin “Sparky” Ray Sparks (78) passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at his home in Glenn, MS.There are no services planned at this time. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Franklin “Sparky” Ray Sparks, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome
Yvette McDonald
November 16, 1961 ~ September 1, 2020 
Yvette McDonald (58) passed away Tuesday, September 1,2020 at her home in Booneville. She attended Mt. Pleasant Church. She enjoyed her dogs, helping people and her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Connie McDonald of Booneville; her daughters, Tonya Payne (Brad) of Hernando and Trisha Perez (Victor) of Corinth; her sons, Joey Bain of Booneville and William McDonald (Betty) of Booneville; her grandchildren, James Berryman, Zoey Bain, Shane Kelly, Steven Bridges, Abby Bridges, Timothy Byrd, Ginger Byrd, Logan Wilkerson, Aidan Switcher, Victoria Perez and Adacelie Perez; her sisters, Judy Wolfe of Dry Creek, Jettie Yates of Jumpertown and Virginia Mooney of Gaston, MS; her brothers, Raymond Huguley (Lisa) of Booneville, Dickey Maness of Jumpertown and Roy Maness of Johnson City, TN; three special nieces, Leigh Winslow (Curtis) of Booneville, Venita Wheeler (Steve) of Booneville, and Sharon Vucannon (Nathan) of Booneville. Shehe is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lois Huguley; her brothers, Terry Wayne Huguley, Tommy Ray Huguley, William Maness, Tucker Elgin Maness and Jimmy Dale Huguley; her sisters, Shirley Jean, Betty Sue Clawson and Katie Gail Maness; her two grandaughters, Katie and Ashley Williams.Visitation will be from 12:00 until service time Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Church. Services will begin at 2:00 PM with Bro. Jason Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clay Berryman, Curtis Winslow, Steve Wheeler, Nathan Vuncannon, William McDonald, Jonathan Staggs and Raymond Huguley, Jr. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Yvette McDonald, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome
Johnny S. Sherrill
May 4, 1930 ~ September 2, 2020
Johnny S. Sherrill (90) passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a Baptist preacher for a number of years and a retired teacher and principal of many different schools in Mississippi. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean conflict. He loved people, sharing the gospel, being outdoors, taking care of the land, and singing and dancing with his grandchildren. He was a very loving, happy and outgoing person. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his great-granddaughter, Mae Ellis, who could bring a smile to his face at any given time.Johnny is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 59 years, Eunice Mae Bennett Sherrill of Marietta; his loving daughters, Shelaine Church (Bruce) of Booneville and Johnette Rollins (Joe) of Greenville, SC; his sister, Louise Durkin of Los Angeles, CA; his special grandchildren, Anna Jones (Eric) of Booneville, Kelsey Garrett (Chris) of Pelzer, SC, Caitlin Hedrick (Roy) of Anderson, SC and Calvin Rollins (Celia) of Greenville, SC; his precious great-granddaughter, Mae Ellis Jones; his brother-in-law, Elbert Ray Bennett of Marietta; his nephew, Prentiss Bennett (Anneliesa) of Marietta; his special great-nephew, Landry Bennett; and other loved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Money and Mary Frances Sherrill; and his sister, Nellie Walden.A private family graveside service will be held Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Sumners Chapel Cemetery. A memorial service to honor the life of Mr. Johnny will be held for the public at a later date. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Johnny S. Sherrill, please visit our floral store. keslerfuneralhome
Waters Funeral Home Inc – Baldwyn
Gerald Proulx
January 10, 1939 – August 28, 2020
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family www.watersfuneralservice.com. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Gerald Proulx, please visit our Tribute Store.
Patricia Pitts
September 30, 1959 – August 29, 2020
Patricia Lewis Pitts, age 60 passed away Saturday August 29, 2020 at her home after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a seamstress, she loved fishing and camping. She always put her family first, loved family gatherings and she was a Baptist.Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Clyde Pitts of Mantachie; two sons, Shone Pitts of Mantachie and Chad Pitts and Kathy of Mooreville; sister, Helen Gilmore of Nettleton; brother Tommy Lewis of Mooreville; four grandchildren, Alex Pitts, Katie Pitts, Travis Pitts and Clay Pitts. She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Vera Seaton Lewis; three sisters, Nell Roland, Ann Roland and Linda Beam; and two brothers, L. C. Lewis and Junior Lewis.Visitation will be Monday, August 31, 2020 from noon until service time at Waters Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2:00 PM with Bro. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shone Pitts, Chad Pitts, Travis Pitts, Alex Pitts, Tommy Lewis and Tim Lewis. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family www.watersfuneralservice.com. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Patricia Pitts, please visit our Tribute Store.
Booneville MS
Agnew and Sons Funeral Home – Booneville
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Booneville Funeral Home – Booneville
Peggy Vernon
September 19, 1938 – September 1, 2020
Peggy Joyce Vernon, 81, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born in Winona, MS, on September 19, 1938. She and her husband owned and operated Piggly Wiggly Grocery Stores. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and GG. She loved decorating and making floral arrangements.She is survived by her husband, James Vernon; son, James Michael Vernon (Dawn) of Booneville; grandsons, Keegan Vernon and Camden Vernon; sisters, Janet Duncan Tallon (Billy) of Grenada, MS, and Cynthia McGonagill (Bobby Joe) of Amory, MS. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Cujette Pearson; stepfather, Arbie Duell Pearson; and her father, William Austin Mitchell.A time of visitation with family and friends will start at 11:00 AM Friday, September 4, 2020, and run until 2:00 PM. A private family service will be at 2:00 PM, September 4, 2020, at Booneville Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Reed officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Cole, Bob Arnold, Josh Tolar, Keith Bullard, and Keith Stevens. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at boonevillefuneralhome. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Peggy Vernon please visit our Sympathy Store.
McMillan Funeral Home – Booneville
David Darrell Shook
November 27, 1963 – August 30, 2020
David Darrell Shook, 56, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS. He was born on November 27, 1963, to Chester Shook and Jane Johnson Shook. Mr. Shook drove a truck for many years. He enjoyed fishing, and loved his bulldogs.He is survived by his brother, Michael Shook; two sisters, Brenda Ray and Pat Hall Burk (Rodger); and a very special friend, Penni Rutledge. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Larry Shook and Steven Shook; one niece, Mitzi Ray; and one nephew, Shane Hall.A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Tuesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Bro. Tracy Arnold officiating. The services are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home.Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com
Ronald “Ronnie” Merle McNuttMay 23, 1987 – August 31, 2020Ronald “Ronnie” Merle McNutt, 33, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at his home in New Albany, MS. He was born on May 23, 1987, to Mr. Cecil Ronald McNutt and Elaine McNutt. Mr. McNutt is a member of the Celebration Church in Tupelo, MS. He enjoyed and performed theater plays. He was a member of the Comic Cons Club. He was employed at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs, MS. Mr. McNutt was a Veteran of the United States Army Reserve where he served in the Iraq War.He is survived by his mother, Elaine McNutt; one brother, Joey McNutt (Susan); one sister, Mindy McNutt; three special nieces, Allie McNutt, Paisley McNutt, and Hope Newcomb (Daniel); two special nephews, Drew Ham and Chance Pounds; a special great-niece, Ella Newcomb; a special great-nephew, Rayker Newcomb; and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Ronald McNutt; and four grandparents, Raz and Elois Rooker, and Jeff and Helen McNutt.Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at McMillan Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Sevilla officiating. Burial will follow at the Snowdown Church of Christ Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jamey Nunley, Benjamin Neff, Nathan Belue, Chris Prestage, Evan Crabb, and John Barnes. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com
Corinth MS
Magnolia Funeral Home – Corinth
Danny WilbanksFebruary 6, 1969 – August 28, 2020Daniel Lewis “Danny” Wilbanks, 51 of Corinth, MS, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born in Corinth, MS on February 6, 1969 to Troy D. and Barbara Wilbanks, and graduated from Alcorn Central High School in 1988. He was a member of Kendrick Baptist Church and worked as a press operator in the printing industry. Danny will forever be remembered in the hearts of his family and friends. Those left to honor Danny’s memory include his wife of 32 years, Donna Kay Wilbanks of Corinth; his children, Kayla N. Wilbanks, Troy L. Wilbanks and wife Laken, and Jacob Wilbanks and wife Kalee all of Corinth; his father, Troy D. Wilbanks of Corinth; his mother, Barbara Wilbanks of Corinth; his brother, Charles Wilbanks and wife Peggy of Corinth; his sister, Troice Carman and the late Nathan Carman; his grandchildren, Paige Csapo, Adalynn Graham, Austyn Graham, Oaklee Wilbanks, and Maddyx Wilbanks; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joe Daniel and Alice Wilbanks; his maternal grandparents, Lewis and Lucille Johnson; and his mother-in-law, Earline Elam. Visitation is scheduled from 5:00-9:00 PM Sunday, August 30, 2020 and from 12 Noon till service time Monday, August 31, 2020 at Kendrick Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life Service honoring Danny’s life will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, August 31, 2020 officiated by Bro. Zach Howell. Interment will be in Kendrick Cemetery. The service will be broadcast on 90.3 FM which is available in the church parking lot. Pallbearers include Charles Wilbanks, Troy L. Wilbanks, Jacob Wilbanks, Levi Carman, Logan Wilbanks, and Seth Carman. Honorary pallbearers include Austyn Graham, and a host of cousins. Magnolia Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome, To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Danny Wilbanks please visit our Sympathy Store.
William Thomas “Bill” Godwin Sr.September 11, 1963 – August 29, 2020William Thomas “Bill” Godwin, Sr., 56 of Corinth, MS, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born in Meridian, MS on September 11, 1963 to the late Bobby and Pat Godwin and was a member of Agape World Overcoming Christian Center, Pastor Doris Day, where he served as deacon. Bill was employed in maintenance for Tennessee Valley Regional Housing Authority and will forever be remembered in the hearts of his family and friends. Those left to honor Bill’s memory include his wife of 34 years, Tracy Godwin of Corinth; his son, William Thomas Godwin Jr. (Deshante) of Corinth; his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Godwin (Chris Harrell) of Corinth; his grandchildren, Isaac Godwin, Annasophia Elizabeth Godwin, and Gabriel Josiah Godwin; his brothers, Jimmy Godwin of NC, Johnny Godwin of NY, and Bobby Godwin of Corinth; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby and Pat Godwin; and his brother, Richard Godwin. Visitation is scheduled from 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Magnolia Funeral Home-East Chapel. Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Rutherford Memorial Gardens, 37 County Rd, Walnut MS 38683, officiated by Pastor W.T. Godwin Jr. Magnolia Funeral Home – East Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of William Thomas “Bill” Godwin Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store.
John GarrettAugust 5, 1956 – August 29, 2020John Garrett, 64 of Corinth, MS, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2020 at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. He was born in Chicago, IL on August 5, 1956 to the late Gurvis and Mae Garrett, and was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. John will forever be remembered in the hearts of his family and friends. Those left to honor John’s memory include his son, Seth Garrett of Corinth; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gurvis and Mae Garrett. Visitation is scheduled from 12 noon till service time Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Magnolia Funeral Home – South Chapel. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Magnolia Gardens officiated by Bro. Jay Houston. Magnolia Funeral Home – South Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John Garrett please visit our Sympathy Store.
Joan WilbanksDecember 27, 1939 – August 30, 2020Betty Joan Wilbanks, 80 of Corinth, MS, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at her home. She was born in Iuka, MS to the late Preston and Dorothy Beard Nunley on December 27, 1939. Joan was a retired molding machine operator for ITT with 26 years of service, and she was the secretary for Ed Wilbanks Electrical, Plumbing and Septic service for 45 years. She was a member at Shady Grove Baptist Church.  Joan is survived by her son, Jeremy Wilbanks; her daughter, Melissa Savage; her grandchildren, Summer Holcomb and husband Sonny, Gage Wilbanks, Gabby Cox and husband Hunter, Bentley Wilbanks, and Ryder Wilbanks; her great-grandchildren, Kash Holcomb and Henley Grace Cox; her sister, Sharon Switcher; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Wilbanks; son, Gary David Wilbanks; daughter, Glenda Wilbanks; parents, Preston and Dorothy Beard Nunley and sister, Libby Latiolais. Visitation is set for Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 12:00 PM until service time at Magnolia Funeral Home East. Graveside services will begin at Dogwood Cemetery at 2:00 PM with interment to follow in Dogwood Cemetery. Bro. Joe Marsh will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Sonny Holcomb, Jeremy Wilbanks, Gage Wilbanks, Bentley Wilbanks, Ryder Wilbanks and Hunter Cox. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Betty Joan Wilbanks. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joan Wilbanks please visit our Sympathy Store.
Haley MontgomeryFebruary 2, 2006 – August 31, 2020Haley Patricia Montgomery, 14 of Walnut, MS, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. She was born February 2, 2006 in Corinth, MS to Timothy Edward Montgomery and Brandy Nichole Robertson Montgomery. She was an 8th grade student at Chalybeate Elementary School. She was of the non-denominational faith and was a member of New Covenant Christian Assembly. Haley loved trips to the Smoky Mountains, dirt track races and playing with her pet rabbit, Bronson. She loved going to school, where she never missed a day and spending time with her friends. Haley is survived by her father, Timothy Edward Montgomery of Walnut, MS; her mother, Brandy Nichole Robertson Montgomery of Walnut, MS; her brother, Tyler Edward Montgomery of Walnut, MS; her maternal grandfather, Dale Robertson (Keely) of Falkner, MS; her paternal grandmother, Frances Montgomery of Walnut, MS; her aunts and uncles, Wendy Bryant (Junior), Kirby Robertson, Johnny “Butch” Montgomery and L.H. “Buster” Montgomery (Judy); her lifetime friend and cousin, Dawson Britt; other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Montana Robertson; her maternal grandmother, Patricia Garrett Robertson; and her paternal grandfather, Thomas Edward Montgomery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:00 PM at New Covenant Christian Assembly Church, Falkner MS. A Celebration of Life service will be Friday, September 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM at New Covenant Christian Assembly Church with interment to follow at New Covenant Christian Assembly Church Cemetery. Bro. Titus Mathis, Bro. Chad Bateman and Bro. Terry Vuncannon will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be the faculty of Chalybeate Elementary School. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Haley Montgomery. https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/GSHDGZ9DN8FKYPGP. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Haley Montgomery please visit our Sympathy Store.
Tina D. ThrasherFebruary 28, 1962 – August 31, 2020Tina Thrasher, 58 of Rienzi, MS, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Born February 28, 1963 in Corinth, MS, Tina was a homemaker and a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. Tina is survived by her father, Jerry Burns of Rienzi; her sons, Nick Thrasher of Rienzi, Johnny Thrasher and wife Katrina, and Mark Thrasher and wife Sally all of Corinth; daughter, Audrey Deaton and husband Bradly of Rienzi; ten grandchildren, Jon Riley Thrasher, Adam Thrasher, Levi Stockton, Dustin Rose, Chelsey Thrasher, Catie Jones and husband Nathanael, Kylie Stockton, Gracie Taylor, Ashlynn Bradley and husband Destin, Kaytlin Rose; great grandchild, Cyrus Bradley; sister, Karen Duncan and husband Larry of Corinth; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marcus Thrasher; her mother, Tina Lorene Ridge Burns; her brother, Michael Burns; and granddaughter, Destiny Thrasher. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Magnolia Funeral Home-South Chapel on Hwy 45. Graveside services are set for Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. Bro. Stanley Shook and Bro. Chuck Boxx will officiate the service. Josh Richardson, Nathanael Jones, Bradly Deaton, Brady Robison, Adrian Dildy and Larry Duncan will serve as pallbearers. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mrs. Tina D. Thrasher. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Tina D. Thrasher please visit our Sympathy Store.
Sue SmithDecember 18, 1949 – September 1, 2020Martha Sue Smith, 70 of Booneville, MS, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. She was born December 18, 1949 in Prentiss County, MS to Avis Brimingham and Mildred Maness Brimingham. She was a factory worker and was of the Christian faith. Sue is survived by her husband, Major Smith of Booneville, MS; her sons, Shane Latch of Booneville, MS and Allen Rorie (Debbie) of Rienzi, MS; three grandchildren, Keith Shettles (Brandi), Corey Shettles (Olivia) and Krystal Thrasher (Cody); eight great grandchildren, Riley, Jordan, Kadence, Brayden, Spencer, Grayson, Asher and Paislee; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Avis Brimingham; her mother, Mildred Maness Brimingham; and her brothers, Charles Brimingham and Eulice Brimingham. Visitation will be Friday, September 4, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 1:00 PM until service time at Magnolia Funeral Home-East. A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Magnolia Funeral Home-East Chapel with interment to follow at Jacinto Cemetery. Bro. James Marks will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Keith Shettles, Corey Shettles, Cody Thrasher, Johnny Smith, Brandon Jones and Riley Jones. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mrs. Sue Smith. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Sue Smith please visit our Sympathy Store.
McPeters Funeral Home – Corinth
Virginia “Jennie” PearceAugust 1, 1939 – August 31, 2020Virginia “Jennie” Pearce, 81, passed away on August 31, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Corinth on August 1, 1939 to the late Ledgie and Katie Mae Grisham. She was a 1957 graduate of Iuka High School. She then attended Northeast C.C. and graduated with a degree in secretarial science from Mississippi State University in 1961. She started her career as secretary for Corinth High School and then taught business education along with other classes for 33 years. She was a very active member of Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church where she was the church secretary for over 30 years. She and her late husband Dean were church youth leaders, and she was a member of the Jack Williams Sunday school class. She enjoyed listening to gospel music, reading, and taking short trips with Dean.She is survived by her family who always meant the world to her, loving and devoted son, Stan of Corinth; daughter, Pam DeGroot and husband Scott of Knoxville, TN; four grandsons who were her pride and joy, Henry and George DeGroot, and Reed and Will Pearce; sister, Ann Saucier of Jackson, MS; brother-in-law, Jackie Pearce and wife Patricia; and her niece, nephew, church family and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley Dean Pearce Sr.; and her brother-in-law, Ken Saucier.A private family service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka. The service will be livestreamed via the Gaines Chapel UMC Facebook page. Rev. Trey Lambert will officiate the services. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at mcpetersfuneraldirectors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gaines Chapel UMC, 1803 Hwy 72, Corinth MS 38834; Amen Food Pantry, PO Box 101, Corinth MS 38834; or Crossroads Prayer Retreat, c/o Stephane Clausel PO Box 298, Corinth MS 38834.
Charlene BormanMay 20, 1940 – August 29, 2020Charlene Kay Borman, 80 passed away August 29, 2020 at her residence in Counce, TN. She was born May 20, 1940 in Indiana to the late Harold Lester and Francis Wilma Morgan Stonecipher. She was a member of Pickwick Methodist Church. She and her husband moved to Counce in 2003 from Florida, having retired as an accountant for a diagnostic medical laboratory. She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her family.She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edward Borman; son, Tom Borman (Rhonda); daughters, Julie Flores (Chris), Pam Eaton (Mike); sisters, Sharon Collins (Russell), and Dr. Linda Stonecipher; grandchildren Megan Easton, Nathan Eaton, Kristin Aaron (Kyle), Trevor Borman; and great granddaughter, Lauren Eaton. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Karen Collins.A memorial service will be held at a later later in Kentwood, IN. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com for the Borman family. Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.
Memorial Funeral Home – Corinth
Margie FranksOctober 5, 1935 – August 29, 2020Margie H. Franks, 84, passed away August 29, 2020 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, MS. She was born October 5, 1935 to the late John Allen Hale and Emma Hale. She was a graduate of Burnsville High School and a member of Northside Church of Christ. She was retired from Southbank after 48 years of banking. She enjoyed flowers, sewing and spending time with her family and friends.Margie is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bobby Franks; brother, James Hale (Martha); brother-in-law, Cray Franks (Patsy); sister-in-law, Bobbie Franks; nieces, Jennifer Lovelace (Stevie), Julie West (Brad), Cindy Mitchell; nephews, James Hale, Kenny Franks; great nieces and nephew, Mallory Lovelace, Katie West, Molly West, and Jacob West. She was preceded in death by her parents.The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 1:00 PM to service time at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services are set for 2:00 PM with Lennis Nowell and Garland Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jamie Hale, Stevie Lovelace, David Eley, Orlando Hardwick, and Kenny Franks. Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialcorinth.com for the Franks family.
Holly Springs MS
Holly Springs Funeral Home – Holly Springs
Johnny BoldenJanuary 2, 1954 –  August 31, 2020Johnny Bolden 66, passed away August 31, 2020 at Baptist Hospital, New Albany, MS. Johnny was born January 2, 1954 to Edgar “Bobby” Lee Bolden and Addie Mae Byrd Bolden in Hudsonville. MS. Johnny was a member of Slayden Baptist Church. Johnny worked for Marshall County and was a heavy equipment operator as well as a cattleman and farmer.Johnny is survived by his brother, Jerry Bolden of Holly Springs, MS; three sisters, Lucy Carpenter, Faye Cooke and Nellie Hurdle all of Holly Springs, MS; and many nieces and nephews.There will be a visitation at the Holly Springs Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 4:00-7:00 PM. Services will be held graveside, September 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Hudsonville Presbyterian Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at hsfuneralhome
JF Brittenum and Son Funeral Home – Holly Springs
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Serenity-Autry Funeral Home – Holly Springs
Terry Lorenzer Kilpatrick, Sr.December 10, 1959 ~ August 29, 2020 Mr. Terry Kilpatrick, Sr., 60, transitioned on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. Terry Lorenzer Kilpatrick, Sr., was born December 10, 1958 to the late Mr. John Kilpatrick and Mrs. Parrie Ford Kilpatrick in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Terry accepted Christ at St. Mark M.B. Church in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Terry was a 1979 graduate of Holly Springs High School. Terry worked 25 years for Burlington Northern Railroad, after leaving Burlington Northern, he worked 15 years with Serenity Funeral Home as a Funeral Director Assistant. Terry enjoyed life to the fullest. He accomplished many things, such as singing and playing the piano for many churches, President of the Marshall County Singing Union, and Auxiliary Deputy for Marshall County, but most of all, he loved to “run his mouth.” He never met a stranger. Terry was united in holy matrimony to Irene Ambrose on June 28, 1986 and to this union, one son, Terry Lorenzer Kilpatrick II, was born.Terry leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Irene Kilpatrick of Holly Springs, Mississippi; one daughter, Terri Harvey; two sons, Angelo Jeffries and Terry Kilpatrick II, all of Holly Springs, Mississippi; two sisters, Velma (Carl) Pegues of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Better (Junius) McCloud of Cordova, Tennessee; one uncle, Maurice Jones of Memphis, Tennessee; three sisters-in-law, Katie Kilpatrick of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Janie Bowen of Red Banks, Mississippi, Annette (Lee) Jones of Memphis, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Lorentaye Johnson, Jadycn Kilpatrick of Hickory Flat, Mississippi, India Jeffries and Aniyah Harvey if Holly Springs, Mississippi, Terriyuna Kilpatrick of Ashland, Mississippi; two special nieces, Brenda Kilpatrick and LatoyaKing both of Holly Springs, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by three brothers, M.C. Kilpatrick, Leodria Kilpatrick, and Goodlow Kilpatrick.Man said “I departed my earthly home on August 29, 2020 at 1:04 pm at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, but only God and I know.”Visitation will be on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 2:00-7:00 PM at Serenity-Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will take place on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Cottrell Memorial Gardens in Holly Springs. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs is honored to serve our own. Condolences may be shared at serenityfuneralhomeinc. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Terry Lorenzer Kilpatrick, Sr., please visit our floral store.
Houston MS
Houston Funeral Home – Houston
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Memorial Funeral Home – Houston
James William CarnathanAugust 12, 1952 – September 01, 2020James William Carnathan, 68, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at his home in Houston. Mr. Carnathan was born August 12, 1952 in Greenwood, MS to Mrs. Mable Linn Carnathan and the late Mr. William Clarence Carnathan. He was a member of McCondy Methodist Church. He enjoyed 4-H, baseball and basketball as a youth. He was an SAE fraternity member at Mississippi State University, Houston Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer in 1977, State President Mississippi Soybean Association 1984-1985, Soybean Promotion Board member in 1989, served on the Chickasaw County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, and Mississippi Farm Bureau Board. He is survived by his mother, Mable Linn Carnathan of Houston; his wife, Deborah Waller Carnathan of Houston; two daughters, Julie Carnathan Graves (Marshall) of Burke, VA, and Karen Martin Cook (Billy) of Houston; one son, Rob Greenleaf Martin (Leigh Anne) of Vernon, AL; one sister, Kay Carnathan Gammill (Neel) of Memphis, TN; five grandchildren, Leigha Evelyn Graves, Steven Cook, Coy Cook, Annah Kate Martin and Madlyn Palmer Martin; one nephew, Kneeland Bennett Gammill; and one niece, Emma Linn Gammill. He was preceded in death by his father, William Clarence Carnathan. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Chickasaw Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Houston with Bro. Kevin Lindley officiating. Burial to follow. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared at memorialfuneralhomehouston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McCondy Methodist Church. To send a flower arrangement to the family of James William Carnathan, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
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
Jean Hutcheson JamisonMarch 8, 1944 ~ August 30, 2020 Jean Hutcheson Jamison, 76, resident of Tupelo and lifelong resident of North Mississippi, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following a brief illness. Ms. Jamison was born March 8, 1944 in Saltillo, MS, the daughter of the late William and Rose Irwin Hutcheson. She received her education in the Saltillo Public School System, served as a caregiver and was employed in the food service industry for much of her life. A Christian, Ms. Jamison was baptized on October 21, 2006 and an active supporter of the Jehovah Witness Congregation in Tupelo. She will be remembered for the love she had for her family and her much adored grandchildren and great grandchildren. A loving mother, grandmother and friend, she will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.“WHEN WE’VE DONE ALL WE CAN…..JEHOVAH DOES ALL WE CAN’T”.Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Carreira (Kenneth) of Nettleton and Lee Ann Benoit (Robert) of Tupelo; two sons, David Wooldridge of Mantachie and Michael Wooldridge (Sonia) of Myrtle; a sister, Carolyn Hazzard (Doug) of Flowery Branch, GA; a brother, Billy Hutcheson (Janice) of Verona; five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and a special daughter-in-law, Cathi Wooldridge.A private family service remembering the life of Ms. Jamison is planned. A private burial will take place in the Verona Cemetery with her family members. Arrangements will be provided by New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care. The family requests that memorials be directed to any Jehovah Witness Organization that benefits children and those less fortunate. The staff of New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care invites you to share memories with the family. nafuneralsandcremations. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jean Hutcheson Jamison, please visit our floral store.
Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Inc – New Albany
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United Funeral Service – New Albany
James Huey GilesDecember 29, 1934 – August 30, 2020James Huey Giles, 85, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Mississippi Veteran’s Home in Oxford. He was born December 29, 1934 in the Pleasant Ridge community of Union County to Paul Nance Giles and Annabelle Smith Giles. He was a 1953 graduate of New Albany High School and a 1959 graduate of Mississippi State University. He retired as a Major from the U.S. Marine Corp and also retired from Air Gas Company. He was a member of New Albany ARP Church and was very active in Boy Scouts of America.He is survived by a brother, Bobby Joe Giles (Carolyn) of Caledonia, MS. He was also survived and loved by his nieces, nephews and their children, Bob Cornelius, Bill Cornelius, Kathy Cornelius Pace, Ginny Ray, Carol Cornelius, Jeff Giles, D’Anne Giles Wester, Chris Giles and Rob Giles. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Billie Ruth Giles Tabor (Bob), and Mary Elizabeth Giles Cornelius (Tom).The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Mississippi Veterans Home, 120 Veterans Dr, Oxford MS 38655; or to the Boy Scouts of America. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements. Please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com for online condolences and registry. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Huey Giles please visit our Sympathy Store.
Nannie Lee CokerDecember 7, 1918 – August 30, 2020Nannie Lee Coker, aged 101, left this life on August 30, 2020 at Baptist Hospital New Albany. Nannie was born in Tippah County on December 7, 1918, to Jennie Mae (Moore) and Joel Holbert Garrison. Her schooling ended in the sixth grade so she could work in the fields with her parents. Her education never ended as she was a self-taught, strong woman with an iron will. In 1937 at the age of 18, she married Willard Mize. During World War II they lived in Memphis and worked at Goodyear building rubber life rafts for the military. After the war they settled in the Wells Chapel Community where Willard had a small store. Willard passed away from a heart condition in 1949 at the age of 35. On December 23, 1950, Nannie married Carl Ray Coker, the brother of her sister-in-law. They built a home in the Wells Chapel Community and lived there together the rest of their lives. Nannie worked at the shirt factory in New Albany before starting work as a nurse at Shands Hospital. Later she worked at UCGH and as an office nurse for Dr. Ellis, until she retired. Nannie was a big personality with many friends throughout her lifetime. She loved crocheting, painting and traveling with her family. Nannie lived a full and wonderful life and her love for her family and her friends made her the richest woman in the county.Nannie is survived by her son, Jimmy Ray Coker (Amy) of Gainesville, Florida; and her beloved niece, Dorothy Huffstatler of New Albany; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Leigh Coker of Jackson, Tennessee, Carl Bradley Coker of Knoxville, Shelby Ross Coker of Bangor, Maine, and Wesley Luke Coker of Gainesville, Florida. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Caleb Coker of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, and Baleigh Coker of Blue Mountain. Nannie is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Palmer William Garrison of Wells Chapel, and her husband Carl.Funeral arrangements are pending. Please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com for online condolences and registry. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Nannie Lee Coker please visit our Sympathy Store.
Coy Inez HinesJuly 23, 1922 – August 31, 2020Coy Inez Taylor Hines, 98, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at Trinity Health Care in Columbus, MS. She was born July 23, 1922 in Union County to Quitman Rivers Taylor and Vera Lowery Howell. She was the widow of James Lamar “Jim” Hines. She and her husband owned and operated H & G Fabrics in New Albany for thirty years. She also helped her husband when he served as Union County Sheriff and as New Albany Police Chief. She was a member of the Eastern Star and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of New Albany.She is survived by a sister, Louise Owen; a son-in-law, Jimmy E. Baker; two granddaughters, Patricia Kaye Baker Jeffries and Ida Kathryn Baker Dawkins (Jeff); and three great grandchildren, Caleb English, Taylor English (Julie) and Blake Dawkins; and one great -great granddaughter, Remi Kate English. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Lynda Kaye Hines Baker; and her siblings, James Quitman Taylor, John Walker Taylor, Willie Faye Taylor and Eva Mae Roberts.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:00 AM at United Funeral Service, Inc. Graveside services will be at Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, New Albany, MS. Please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com for online condolences and registry. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Coy Inez Hines please visit our Sympathy Store.
Glennie HallAugust 17, 1928 – September 3, 2020Glennie Mary Frances Hill Hall, 92, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at her residence. She was born August 17, 1928, in Union County to Isom Luther Hill and Sallie Ann Adams Hill. She was a member of Old Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was a retired farmer and factory worker. She was born and raised in the Peasant Ridge and Dumas area. She enjoyed making music and singing with her husband and neighbors. She was known for the many (77) benefits she gave for people in need.She is survived by two daughters, Mary Sue Speck (Jimmy) and Jannie Rose McCraw (Larry); two sons, Gerald C. Hall (Rose) and Frank Allen Hall; 12 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, F. C. Hulbert Hall; two sisters, Joan Mills and Edith Jackson; four brothers, Clifford Hill, Lagrone Hill, Lamar Hill, and Malone Hill; and two grandsons, J. J. Speck and Jason Speck.Visitation will be 2:00-3:00 PM Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Victory Life Center, New Albany with services following at 3:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Joey Speck, Dee Gibbs, Mike Hall, Josh Bateman, Ben McCraw, and Bobby Hall. For online condolences please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Glennie Hall please visit our Sympathy Store.
Oxford MS
Coleman Funeral Home – Oxford
Stephanie Lynn HenrySeptember 8, 1987 – August 29, 2020Stephanie Lynn Henry, 32, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020. Stephanie was born in Lafayette County to Terry Lynn Henry and Lisa Winters Jensen. She attended Lafayette High School. She was a beautiful, creative soul who never met a stranger. She was the kind of person who wanted to know the real you, and she never held a grudge. Stephanie made everything more beautiful, whether it was carving pumpkins, drawing or painting pictures, or doing a friend’s hair and makeup. She had a great sense of humor and could make you laugh no matter the situation. She really loved to laugh. Stephanie, a cherished mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all joined her youngest daughter, Georgia in heaven on Saturday.Stephanie is survived by her daughter, Zoe Lynn Weaver; her mother, Lisa Jensen and stepdad, Eric Jensen; her father, Terry Lynn Henry; her sister, Alisha (Billy) Foust; her nieces, Alyssa and Hannah Gaboriault; her grandparents, Edith and Charles Dooley; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Stephanie was preceded in death by her daughter, Georgia Raine Henry; and her grandmother, Martha Winters.A visitation will be held at Coleman Funeral Home (601 Commerce Parkway, Oxford, MS) on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. Please leave online condolences on the Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Stephanie Lynn Henry please visit our Sympathy Store.
Lawrence Albert DavisOctober 11, 1932 – September 2, 2020Mr. Lawrence Albert Davis, 87, passed away Wednesday. September 2, 2020, in Byhalia, MS. Lawrence Davis was born on October 11, 1932, in Dover-Foxcroft, ME. Lawrence was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of the American Legion. Lawrence received the Occupation Medal (Germany) and the National Defense Medal. He loved to sing. Lawrence was very family oriented and loved spending time with his family.Mr. Davis is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Don) Robbins of Olive Branch, MS, and Brenda (Ronnie) Henderson of Byhalia, MS; sons, Walter (Lottie) Davis of Ft. White, FL, John (Patsy) Davis of Byhalia, Steve (Bonnie) Davis of Byhalia, and Mike (Stephanie) Davis of Byhalia; sister, Constance (Ed) Oventrop of MacClenny, FL; twenty grandchildren; forty-eight great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Isolde Davis; parents, Alice Louise and Herbert Allen Davis; daughter, Linda Galloway; sister, Anita Christie; grandsons, John John Davis and Christopher Woodard.Visitation will be held Friday, September 4, 2020 at 6:00-8:00 PM, and a funeral service will be Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Coleman Funeral Home (6815 Parkview Blvd, Olive Branch, MS). Interment will be at Byhalia Cemetery (Byhalia, MS). Coleman Funeral Home of Olive Branch is in charge of arrangements. The flag of the United States Air Force will be flown at Coleman Funeral Home the day of his service. Online condolences may be left on his Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lawrence Albert Davis please visit our Sympathy Store.
L Hodges Funeral Service – Oxford
Litisha Lashon LigginsSeptember 17, 1975 ~ August 30, 2020Litisha LaShon Liggins, age 44, was determined to press through, but God said she didn’t have to press anymore. He said it was time to rest. And on Sunday, August 30, 2020, while surrounded by her loving family, she peacefully went to sleep. Litisha LaShon Liggins, daughter of Linda Liggins and Jeffery Beavers, was born in Oxford, Mississippi on September 17, 1975. “Tish” as she was lovingly and affectionately known, was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age becoming a member of Buford Chapel United Methodist Church where she remain until called to her heavenly home. Tish received her education in the Lafayette County School District (“Go Dores”) and was a graduate of the Lafayette High School Class of 1994. Tish was the proud mother of two, wonderful children; Jeremy and Shaniah, and she was their strongest and biggest supporter. If you knew Tish, you were automatically drawn to her. She had this big, bold, beautiful personality. And if she was present, she was definitely the life of the party because she loved people and she loved to talk. Tish leaves to cherish her loving memories her children, Jeremy and Shaniah Liggins both of Oxford MS; her mother, Linda Liggins; and her father, Jeffery ( Maggie) Beavers, all of Oxford MS; two grandchildren; her siblings, Tijuana Liggins, Eulana Beavers, Shana Frierson and Detrick Smith, all of Oxford MS, and Courtney (Sammie) Woodall of Taylor MS; and her lifelong friend from childhood, LaTrecia (Alvin) Dean of Oxford MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Tish was preceded in death by her grandparents, and a brother, Corey Beavers. Please keep her children and the entire family in your prayers.Visitation will be Friday, September 4, 2020 1:00-4:00 PM at L. Hodges Funeral Service. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:00 AM at Buford Cemetery (UM), County Rd 102, Oxford MS 38655. Condolences may be shared at lhodgesfs. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Litisha Lashon Liggins, please visit our floral store.
Eugene RobinsonNovember 4, 1948 ~ August 30, 2020 Eugene Robinson, 71, departed this life on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in Taylor, Mississippi. Eugene, son of the late Floyd and Ruthie Wallace Robinson, was born November 4, 1948, in Winstonville, Mississippi. He received his education in the Mound Bayou Schools. Eugene attended church in Winstonville, Mississippi. Eugene united in matrimony to Jessie L. Robinson in Shelby, Mississippi on March 31, 1969. Eugene enlisted in the United State Army and received an honorable discharge. He was formally employed at Baptist Memorial Hospital/NM as a custodian. Eugene enjoyed riding, fishing, telling jokes, singing, and being around people. He was just fun to be around.He is survived by his children, Sherlanda Robinson, Temekia Robinson, and Eugene Robinson, Jr.; siblings, Floyd Robinson, Jessie Robinson, Zellor Robinson, and O.C. Robinson; and grandchildren, Shaletha Phelps, Charlisa Robinson, Keeana Green, DeAngelo Robinson, Dalont’e Rogers, Varshay Jones, Sylvester Robinson, Rayshawn Jones, Julius Jones, Malik Jones, Chantriece Jackson, Ashley Robinson, Eugene Robinson III, and Asia Robinson; and special cousins, Elmer and Belvia Shaw; and a special nephew, Zytrell Shaw. He also leaves a host of other nieces, nephews, other cousins, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Leon Robinson. Please keep his family in your prayers.Visitation will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at L. Hodges Funeral Service. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:00 PM at Yacona Cemetery, County Rd 349, Taylor MS 38673. Condolences may be shared at lhodgesfs. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Eugene Robinson, please visit our floral store.
Waller Funeral Home and Cremation Services – Oxford
Linder Gayle McNeelyAugust 20, 1936 – August 29, 2020Husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Linder G. McNeely passed away in Oxford, Mississippi on August 29, 2020. Linder was born in the Keel Community of Lafayette County on August 20, 1936, the youngest child of Samuel and Mable Spence McNeely. After a 40 year career in the insurance business he retired to spend more time with the love of this life, Rachael. They had a wonderful 65 year marriage. He later went to work at the Lafayette County Sheriff’s office, working for Buddy East. Linder leaves behind a legacy of achievement and a positive mark on the Oxford community. The three most important things to Linder were faith, family, and service. He was an active member of North Oxford Baptist Church for 56 years teaching R.A.’s, training union, Sunday School, as well being a deacon. In the community he served on the Selective Service Draft Board, and he achieved the rank of Master Sargent in the Mississippi National Guard. He was the last surviving member of the Rough Riders Coffee Club.Linder is survived by his wife, Rachel Russell McNeely; three sons, Robert “Bobby” McNeely of Moody, AL, Richard “Rick” McNeely and his wife Susie of Hendersonville, TN, and James “Jim” and his wife Molly of Oxford, MS; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.A private family service will take place at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in his memory may be made to French Camp Academy, 1 Fine Place, French Camp MS 39745. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Jennifer Marie O’ConnorSeptember 7, 1974 – August 31, 2020Mrs. Jennifer Marie O’Connor, 45, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North-Mississippi. Born in Memphis, TN, Jennifer was devoted to her family. She adored and cherished her daughters, with whom she was a very involved presence in their lives. Jennifer was very passionate about watching her daughters participate in soccer and was eager to attend their games. Even while she battled cancer, she cheered from the sidelines. She was known for her big personality and spunky attitude. Friends of her daughters enjoyed coming to her for advice as she was their sounding board, a great listener, and was never afraid to speak her mind.Survivors include her husband, Norman O’Connor; two daughters, Bailey Madison O’Connor of Oxford, MS and Morgan Leigh “Mo” O’Connor of Oxford, MS; father, Christopher Wall of Memphis, TN;  mother, Cathy Kinsley and step-father, Robert of Bartlett, TN; mother-in-law, Alice Bethay; sister, Jamie Leigh Shields and husband, John of Arlington, TN; great-grandmother, Tommie Lou King of Bartlett, TN; two nephews, Dawson Kade Shaver and Tallen Grey Shaver; and many aunts and uncles, and cousins.Visitation for Jennifer will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 4:00-6:00 PM in West Hall of Waller Funeral Home and again Friday, September 4, 2020 1:00 PM prior to the funeral service. The funeral service will be Friday, September 4, 2020, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at wallerfuneralhome. Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Jennifer’s memory may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston TX 77030; or via their website at https://gifts.mdanderson.org
Theron Harvey BrattonMay 18, 1928 – September 2, 2020Theron Bratton, 92, passed away September 2, 2020, at his home in Oxford, MS. Born to the late Velcie Harmon and Charlie Cecil Bratton, Mr. Bratton was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as a Seaman Apprentice. He was an active member and Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church and was a Mason. Mr. Bratton enjoyed spending his time hunting and fishing and was a member of the Haypatch Hunting Club and Water Valley Whirlers.Survivors include his wife, Joan Goar Bratton; daughters, Dale Bratton Bramlett and her husband, Stephen of Oxford, MS, and Jeanna Bratton Johnson and her husband, Jeff of Madison, AL; and grandchildren, Blair Bramlett Petty and her husband, Chris of Franklin, TN, and Brandt A. Johnson of Madison, AL.The memorial service for Mr. Bratton will be held Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home. In honor of Mr. Bratton’s service to our country, the flag of the United States Navy will be flown at Waller Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mr. Bratton’s memory may be made to MS Critterz, 413 McElroy Dr, 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
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Payton Mortuary – Pontotoc
Frederick Jevon BoydFebruary 14, 1987 ~ August 28, 2020 Frederick Jevon Boyd, 33, passed away August 28, 2020. He was born February 14, 1987 to Frederick Lee Boyd and Jacqueline Syrease Elzie in Tupelo, MS. He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Victory Temple Holiness Church in Tupelo, MS. He was employed at Capital Bedding in Verona, MS.Fred leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Sherry Boyd of Tupelo, MS; two sons, Davyon Boyd, 14, and O’Relious Boyd, 9, of Tupelo, MS; one step-daughter, Kiara Clopton, 20, of Tupelo, MS; his parents, Frederick Lee Boyd and Jacqueline Elzie, both of Tupelo, MS; two sisters, Katora (Robert) Hinton of Tupelo, MS and Laterra Boyd of Tupelo, MS; one brother, Kennuff Fields of Tupelo, MS; grandfather, James Walker of Tupelo, MS; grandmother, Pearlie Mae Elzie of Tupelo, MS, who raised him; one God-daughter, Jacayla Brown of Columbus, MS; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ruben Elzie, Sr.; and grandmother, Annie Boyd McKinney.Visitation will be Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 3:00-6:00 PM at Payton Mortuary. Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Big Hill United Methodist Church, 1026 Lee Line Rd, Tupelo MS 38801. Condolences may be shared at paytonmortuary. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frederick Jevon Boyd, please visit our floral store.
Serenity-Autry Funeral Home – Pontotoc
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Tutor Memorial Funeral Home – Pontotoc
Melvin Robert MayOctober 17, 1924 – August 29, 2020Melvin Robert May, 95, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at NMMC-Tupelo, MS. He was a member of Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church. After retiring from Ram Golf, he dedicated his time to his family and helping others. He had a love for his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Most people knew him as the “lawnmower man” of Pontotoc. He was loved by all. He is survived by his wife of 77 years, Lois May; his son, Glen May (Janie) of Okolona; his daughters, Carol May and Lisa Taylor (Timmy) both of Pontotoc; his grandchildren, Tessie and Ricky Campbell, Shane and Abby May, Nick and Misty Taylor, Nicole and Chris Walls, and Ricky and Rhonda Mask; his great grandchildren, Michael May, Rick Campbell, Aiden Taylor, Dalton Umphress, and Brittany Caldwell. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Dora May; his brothers, James May and Hubert May; and one grandchild, Mitchell Taylor.Visitation will be Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home and Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:00 PM until service time at West Heights Baptist Church. Services will be Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM at West Heights Baptist Church with Bro. David Hamilton officiating and his great grandson, Rick Campbell offering the eulogy. Burial will follow in Ecru City Cemetery. Pallbearers are Nick Taylor, Aiden Taylor, Dalton Umphress, Shane May, Michael May, and Rick Campbell. Honorary pallbearer is Chris Walls. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be shared at tutormemorial. To send a flower arrangement to the family of Melvin Robert May, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Delton Ray RussellJuly 16, 1946 – September 3, 2020Delton Ray Russell, 74, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at NMMC-Tupelo, MS. He was a Vietnam veteran, a musician, and a carpenter.He is survived by his brother, Tim Russell (Cheryl); brother, Cecil Russell (Donna); sister, Rita Nabors (Fred); brother, Steve Russell (Sherry); sister, Cathy Russell; and brother, Gregg Russell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Verna Lee Russell; and a sister, Joy Russell Todd.A private family service will be held at Warren Cemetery with Rev. Cecil Russell officiating. His brothers and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared at tutormemorial. To send a flower arrangement to the family of Delton Ray Russell, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. 
Ripley MS
Foster and Son Funeral Home – Ripley
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McBride Funeral Home – Ripley
Christopher Freeman ClarkMarch 2, 1971 – August 30, 2020Christopher Freeman Clark, 49, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at his home in Blue Mountain. He was born on March 2, 1971 to Bernard and Kay Freeman Clark in Ripley, Mississippi. Chris graduated from Ripley High School, Class of 1989, and Mississippi State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He was employed as a truck driver for BOS Sales in Ripley. He was a veteran who served his country in the Mississippi Army National Guard for six years. He was a Methodist.Chris is survived by his mother, Kay Freeman Clark of Ripley; his daughter, Ally Clark of Independence, Mississippi; his sister, Angie Clark Burks (Bobby) of Blue Mountain; his twin brother, Keith Clark (Mendy) of Madison; his nieces and nephews, Jessica Jordan (Kyle) and Laura Beth Mansell both of Blue Mountain; Nathan Mansell (Kaitlin) of Ripley; Peyton and J.T. Clark both of Madison; Kate Johnson (Jordan) of Gulfport; his great-nieces and nephews, Eli, Reece, and Livvi Jo Jordan; Hayven Vantassell; Maddie Mansell and Luna Rose Johnson. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Troy Clark.Graveside Services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at New Hope Cemetery, County Rd 717, Blue Mountain MS 38610 with Rev. Jason Franklin and Dr. Patrick Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Jordan, Rodney Eaton, Freddie B Fortier, Kevin Peeler, Ben Nabors, Keith Morton, Bobby Burks, and Kyle Jordan. Expressions of sympathy for the Clark family may be left at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Christopher Freeman Clark please visit our Sympathy Store.
Ripley Funeral Home, Inc – Ripley
James L.”Thunder” Clark, Sr.March 17, 1953 ~ August 31, 2020 On Monday morning, August 31, 2020, James L. Clark, Sr., 67, resident of the Dumas Community and lifelong resident of Tippah County, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home. Mr. Clark was born March 17, 1953 in Tippah County, the youngest son of fifteen children of the late Ben and Dovie Smith Clark. He received his education in the Blue Mountain Public School System and was married February 28, 1976 to his beloved wife, Debra Ann Stiles Clark who preceded him in death December 16, 1997. A Christian and affectionately known as “Thunder, Mr. Clark was employed by Bench Craft Corporation for 18 years before retiring. He will be remembered by many as an active person who enjoyed helping others, visiting with friends at the “Dumas Store” and staying busy by picking up cans along his neighborhood and mowing his yard.Survivors include his daughter, Windy Gates (Adam); one son, James L. Clark, Jr., both of Dumas; three sisters, Celia Clark of Blue Mountain, Betty Henry and Ann Kelly, both of Ripley; one brother, T. Clark (Melinda) of Blue Mountain; and two grandchildren, Hunter and Allison Gates. He was also preceded in death by eleven brothers.Visitation for Mr. Clark will be from 3:30-5:30 PM Thursday, September 3, 2020 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will follow at 6:00 PM in the Dumas Cemetery with Bro. Howard Goolsby officiating. The Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories with the Clark family at ripleyfuneralhome. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James L.”Thunder” Clark, Sr., please visit our floral store.
Clinton W. PruettJanuary 4, 1942 ~ September 1, 2020Clinton W. Pruett,78, longtime resident of Walnut, passed away Tuesday morning, September 1, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following an extended illness. Mr. Pruett was born January 4, 1942 in Oxford, MS, the son of the late George Washington and Rachel Neil Pruett. He received his education in the Marks Public School System and moved to to Tippah County over 35 years ago. A Christian, Mr. Pruett was employed as a local mechanic and farmer. He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors that included deer hunting.Survivors include one sister, one brother, and a host of family members and friends. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Roper Pruett, one son, and a brother.Funeral Services remembering the life of Mr. Pruett will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Canaan Baptist Church in Benton County MS with Bro. Paul Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Canaan Cemetery. Arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home who invites you to share memories with the family at ripleyfuneralhome. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Clinton W. Pruett, please visit our floral store.
Saltillo MS
W E Pegues Funeral Directors – Saltillo
Laura LardMarch 15, 1958 – August 31, 2020Laura Elizabeth Lard, 62, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 15, 1958 to Sydney and Martha Poindexter. Laura worked at Todd’s Big Star in Saltillo as a cook and deli manager. She was known for making the best chicken tenders around. Laura absolutely adored her children and grandchildren and cherished the time they spent together.Laura leaves behind her daughter, Angela Tharp; her “spirit son”, Greg Patterson; her son, Cody Lard and his wife Amy; two grandchildren, Zoie and Chaz Tharp; two sisters, Sarah Ware and her husband, O’Neal, and Kathy Page; and a host of friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Jim Poindexter.Laura’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service at 3:00 PM Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Saltillio Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Rev. Jim Petermann officiating. Visitation will be 2:00 PM until service time at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Laura Lard please visit our Sympathy Store.
Tupelo MS
Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary – Tupelo
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Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo
Sue LewisJune 14, 1946 ~ August 29, 2020 Wanda Sue Millwood Lewis, 74, met her Creator and rejoined her husband, William Earl, and other family members on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL after struggling with Alzheimer’s/dementia. Sue was born on June 14, 1946 in Nettleton to the late Oscar Leon and Maude Ella Edwards Millwood. She grew up in Nettleton and graduated in 1964 from Okolona High School. On March 20, 1965, she married William Earl Lewis of Okolona and they had one son, Tom. Sue was a master seamstress working over 30 years for Futorian Furniture Mfg. She was a longtime member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she was longtime Treasurer and taught Sunday School. In Hamilton, she attended the Marion County Cowboy Church, where her son is pastor. Sue loved to read and cook, enjoyed her family, extended family, and her church family, but she will long be remembered as being a selfless caregiver living purely by the Golden Rule.Sue is survived by her son, Tom and his wife, Angie of Hamilton, AL; two grandchildren who knew her as Mom’s, Ali and Aiden Watts; a sister, Nell Millwood Hand of Nettleton, and two brothers, Jerry Millwood and Ed Millwood of Pontotoc; her brothers- and sisters-in-law, Kathy Thornton (Gene) of Okolona, Sammy Lewis (Sherry) of Hatley, Clayton Lewis (Barbara) of West Virginia, Edd Lewis (Donna) of Okolona, Elizabeth Hamric (Wayne) of Okolona, and Lounez  Scrivner (Freddie) of Okolona; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl, on November 13, 2017; a brother, Dan Millwood; two brothers-in-law, Joe Lee Lewis and Tom Lewis; a sister-in-law, Johnnie Ruth Wright; and special friends, Devan and Doris Sullivan Hill.  A service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with her son, Tom, officiating. Private burial will follow at Boone’s Chapel Cemetery south of Okolona. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Andy Loague, Steve Grimes, David Rose, Charles Isom, Mike Lewis, David Lewis, and Stephen Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews, Mike Lewis, Bruce Lewis, Justin Thornton, Kyle Lewis, Joey Lewis, and John Lewis. For those who may be unable to attend, the service may be viewed at 11:00 AM at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming. Condolences may be shared at hollandfuneraldirectors. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1020 County Rd 159, Okolona MS 38860. 
Hon. Jon SheltonMay 21, 1974 ~ August 30, 2020 Jonathan Douglas Shelton, 46, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at home in East Tupelo, Mississippi after over a year-long struggle with cancer. He was born in Tupelo on May 21, 1974 and lived there his entire life except for his time as an undergraduate and law school student at The University of Mississippi. He was a member of East Heights Baptist Church where he received Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and was baptized according to faith. Jon followed his father into the practice of law and cherished being able to “help the little man” just as his father did for many years. Jon was passionate about politics and previously served as executive coordinator of Mississippi Young Democrats, an avid NASCAR fan, and loved golfing, boating, and ATV riding. As a child, Jon won the Mississippi State Championship in BMX bicycle racing and was highly ranked nationally for several years. He always talked fondly of his time with his mother and brother traveling the country racing BMX bicycles. In high school, Jon was a quarterback on the award winning Tupelo High School Football team and was also a two-time state champion in power lifting. In addition to setting multiple state records, Jon was named the outstanding lifter in the state championship, meaning that pound for pound, Jon lifted more than any other lifter in any weight class in the competition. Jon won at least the bench press portion of virtually every meet he ever entered. At Ole Miss, Jon was a proud member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity with his lifelong friend, Dr. Cliff Dabbs, whom Jon now joins in Heaven. Jon was a 1992 graduate of Tupelo High School and after taking courses at Itawamba Community College, went on to the University of Mississippi where he graduated in 1996 with a BS in Business before completing Law school at the same university in 1999. Jon successfully owned and operated a law firm in the city of Tupelo for many years. An inductee in the National Registry of Who’s Who, he was a member of the prestigious “Million Dollar Advocates Forum” which is limited to attorneys who have successfully obtained verdicts or settlements in excess of that amount for their clients. In 2004, Jon was voted “Best Man” in the Lee County Courier reader’s poll and was voted “Best Attorney” in the same publication in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016. Jon was a caring soul whose mission in life was to help others. His life was all too brief but powerful and purposeful. He will be missed by all!Jon is survived by his loving mother, Dr. Judy Woods; his step-father, Buck Woods; his brother, Jason L. Shelton (Jessica); his nephew, William (two weeks old); his adoring aunt, Patsy Carnathan (Bernie); and a host of cousins, family, and friends. Jon was preceded in death by his father, Hon. Jimmy D. Shelton; his grandparents, John W. and Willie Davis Shelton, and Rev. Farris L. Shackelford; his grandmother, Eunice Loden Witt, to whom he was especially close; his uncle and aunt, Hon. Billy Shelton and his wife Ruth; and two of his best friends, Dr. Cliff Dabbs, and Cleve Smith. The family would like to especially thank Sue Carnathan, Tammy Jeffreys, and Jone Thompson for always being there for Jon through thick and thin.There will not be a visitation, but family and friends are encouraged to leave their regards at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com. Burial and a private ceremony will be held at Priceville Cemetery in East Tupelo with Judge James Moore delivering the eulogy. Pallbearers are Barry Shelton, Judge James Moore, Judge Willie Allen, Judge Greg Brown, Brian Allen, Neal McCoy, Lon Jernigan, Stacy Wilson, Brian Starling, Drew Stuart, Jason Kelly, Brad Morris, James Taylor, and Mike Bell. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Lee County Bar Association and the Judges and employees of the Social Security Hearing and Appeals office in Tupelo. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jon’s honor can be made to Tupelo Football Booster Club, PO Box 2845, Tupelo MS 38803; or the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation, PO Box 1339, Tupelo MS 38802. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to serve their friends.
Pap McElroyNovember 18, 1933 ~ September 2, 2020Charles Slade “Pap” McElroy, 86, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020. A graveside service celebrating Pap’s life will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Oddfellows Cemetery in Starkville with Rev. Rob Gill officiating. Burial will follow. A private family service is being held in Tupelo. Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo Chapel is honored to serve their friends. Memorials in Pap’s honor may be made to the Palmer Home for Children, 912 11th Ave South, Columbus MS 39701. Condolences to the family may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s paper. 
Bill FarrarOctober 30, 1950 ~ September 2, 2020 William Holder “Bill” Farrar, 69, entered the pearly gates of Heaven on Wednesday evening, September 2, 2020 and began his life eternal playing the heavenly organ and singing in the celestial choir. Billy had been at Sanctuary Hospice House for a month. Born in Nettleton to a pioneer family, the Farrars and Stephens, his parents were Holder and Ruth Stephens Farrar. His grandfather was Dr. C. O. Farrar, one of Nettleton’s earliest and most loved physicians. Bill attended Nettleton Schools, graduated from Nettleton High School in 1968 where he played in the school band. He attended Itawamba Junior College and transferred to the University of Mississippi where he received his Bachelor’s degree and later his professional degree in Pharmacy.  A master pharmacist and beloved by his clients, Billy first worked for legendary TKE Drugs in Tupelo and later, George Worthen’s Medical Center Drugs. He spent the next 30 years as a pharmacist at the North Mississippi Medical Center retiring from the Employee Pharmacy on October 30, 2015. A talented musician, Bill was a master organist, a talented pianist, and played for years at First Baptist Church in Nettleton, and ultimately for West Jackson St. Baptist Church. He enjoyed church music and played for countless weddings, funerals, and other events and venues over the years. Bill was an active participant in the church choir at WJS as well as an active member of the Bobby Geno Sunday school class. Bill was a quiet but gregarious soul who enjoyed life to the fullest. He always loved traveling and made most of the 50 U.S. states. He joined his Ole Miss roommate, Tom Hampton from Iowa in 2019 and toured London, Prague, and Berlin on his first ever international adventure. His eventful travels with Tom and Bill Tapscott included visiting every football stadium in the Southeastern Conference. A major docent of the theater and performing arts, Bill was a longtime participant in Tupelo Community Concert, Tupelo Symphony Orchestra, and the Tupelo Community Theatre, a regular at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on his beloved Ole Miss campus, and he made countless trips, taking his family with him many times, to New York City for Broadway productions. He cherished food and fellowship with childhood Nettleton friends, calling it the Friday Night Supper Club and eating in general from “fine dining from hole in the wall catfish places to Commander’s Palace in New Orleans.”  After retirement, Bill was a loyal volunteer at the Antoine Tannehill Free Clinic as well as the Shepherd’s Center of Tupelo. Bill cut a wide path in his 69 years and his earthly pilgrimage brought joy and fulfillment to his family and vast numbers of friends and associates. He will be missed.Bill leaves to cherish great memories his brother, Charlie Farrar and his wife, Glenda of Columbus; his nephew, Stephen Farrar; and great-nephews, Chaz and Conner Farrar, all of Columbus; and his niece, Stephanie Farrar Akins and husband, Kenny, of Columbus; and his great-nephew, Glenn Akins of Columbus; and nieces, Mary Claire Cunningham and husband, Matthew of Macon, MS, and Abbie Ruth Akins of Columbus; and countless friends everywhere.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Holder and Ruth Farrar; and his beloved aunt, Elizabeth “Aunt Bea” Farrar.A graveside service celebrating his wonderful life will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in the Farrar Family Plot at Nettleton Cemetery with Dr. Keith Cochran, Bro. Tommy Winders, and Bro. Danny Dabbs officiating.  Burial will follow. Visitation will be thirty minutes prior to the service and afterwards at the grave site.  Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo Chapel is honored to serve their friends.Memorials in Bill’s honor may be made to West Jackson Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 1349 West Jackson St, Tupelo MS 38801; or the Antoine Tannehill Good Samaritan Free Clinic, PO Box 1821, Tupelo MS 38802-1821; or the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Tupelo, PO Box 584, Tupelo MS 38802. Expressions of gratitude for Bill’s walk amongst us can be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Will “Butch” Hoyle Lyle, IIISeptember 30, 1952 ~ September 2, 2020Will Hoyle “Butch” Lyle, III, 67, passed away on September 2, 2020 after a month-long illness. Butch was born September 30, 1952 to Hoyle Lyle and Anna Frances Brooks Lyle. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1970 and furthered his education at Mississippi State University, earning a degree in Business Finance. Butch spent his entire 45-year working life at People’s Bank and Trust Co/Renasant Bank where he was beloved by associates and all his customers. Butch truly lived his life to the fullest by dedicating his time and worship to Jesus. Other than his devotions as an active member of his church, CrossPointe Ministries, and before that, Oak Hill United Methodist Church, he enjoyed spending time with the love of his life, June Phillips Lyle, with whom he was married 48 beautiful years. Butch also loved his two granddaughters, Anna Claire and Sloane, endlessly and adored getting to be their “Pop.” He was an avid dog lover and cared about his dogs almost as much as he cared for his “AC” & Sloane. He was known for never meeting a stranger, always showing pure kindness, and his extensive knowledge of everything about The Rolling Stones. He is survived by his wife, June Lyle of Saltillo; his father, Hoyle Lyle of Mooreville; his son, Phillip Lyle of Saltillo; two granddaughters, Anna Claire and Sloane Lyle; his sister, Paula Adamec (Stephen) of Mooreville; and two nephews, Stephen (Rachel) and Will Adamec. He also leaves behind June’s family and all their folks, whom he loved. He leaves behind a legacy of many dear friends who trusted in Butch for their financial and personal well-being. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Frances Lyle; his paternal grandparents, Hoyle and Lorene Lyle; and his maternal grandparents, Pauline Grissom Brooks and Kirby Brooks.Services honoring Butch’s life will be private to the family. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. There will be no public visitation but the family invites you to share memories of Butch at hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.   Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo Chapel is honored to serve their friends. The family requests memorials be sent to Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, PO 2143, Tupelo MS 38803.
Kenneth Wallace ZinkOctober 24, 1948 ~ September 3, 2020 Kenneth Wallace Zink passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. He was 72. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s newspaper.Visitation will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020 evening from 5:00-7:00 PM at Holland Funeral Directors – Tupelo Chapel and again from 1:00 PM until service time at the church on Wednesday. A celebration of life service for Kenneth will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Lakeview Baptist Church in Tupelo with Bro. Rob Garland officiating. Burial will follow the service at Tupelo Memorial Park. Holland – Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Lee Memorial Funeral Home – Tupelo
Rosa Lee Holloway Wells January 17, 1939 – August 29, 2020Rosa Lee Holloway Wells, 81 of Verona, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born January 17, 1939 to Lois and Bernie Towery Holloway. She loved to cook, and she loved to feed people even more. Whether you dropped by unannounced or you attended a large family dinner, you never left hungry and you “butter believe” it was always amazing. She loved freshly painted pink fingernails, pink lipstick, silk pajamas, roses, spending way too much time in Walmart, and reading magazines “for recipes, not gossip of course”. Above all else, she loved Jesus and had unwavering faith. A close second was her family. She was a beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a loyal friend to many (as long as she didn’t have to keep a secret because she never quite figured that out). She was charming, sassy, and funny; always trying to make everybody laugh with a new joke she heard. She loved making memories and if you knew her, you probably have at least one great story to tell. She had compassion for everyone she met and would always be the first to offer help to anyone that needed it. She was truly selfless with a generous spirit. She was even more beautiful on the inside than out, she was one of a kind.She is survived by her sons, Thomas Wells of Tupelo and Terry Wells (Susan) of Mooreville; her daughter, Tangie Blankenship (Russell) of Tupelo; brother, Douglas Holloway (Vicki); sister, Helen Fears; six grandchildren, Candace Blankenship, Lauren Cox, Morgan Taylor (Josh), Kristin Wells, Darby Blankenship, and Lily Blankenship; great grandchildren, Jordyn Smith, Jaxon Taylor, Hudson Blankenship, Ava Cox, and Aspen Cox; and special family, Cary Simmons, Kay Wells, Joel Lindley, and Kathy Roberts. She is preceded in death by her husband, Chalmus Ray Wells; her parents; son, William Timothy “Tim” Wells; brothers, Buddy Holloway, Dallas Holloway, and Junior Lee Holloway; and sisters, Ann Allen and an infant sister.Funeral service is at 1:00 PM Monday, August 31, 2020 with Bro. Richard Anglin “Bud” officiating at Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Condolences to the family may be shared at leememorialonline. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Regional Rehabilitation Center. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Rosa Lee Holloway Wells, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Joan Lee Blankenship November 13, 1932 – August 29, 2020Joan Lee Blankenship “Ms. B.”, 87, of Tupelo, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born November 13, 1932 to Barth David and Evelyn Lawson Bender. She worked at North Mississippi Medical Center as a Ward Secretary from 1979 to retirement. She coached swimming for 40+ years and received The Conoco Phillips Outstanding Service Award in 1994 and it has been said that she taught Tupelo how to swim.She is survived by her sons, Rob Blankenship (Jennifer) of Belden; Russell Blankenship (Tangie) of Tupelo; sister, Judy Stein; six grandchildren, Christa Evans, Chad Blankenship (Dallas), Candace Blankenship, Lauren Cox, Darby Blankenship, and Lily Blankenship; eight great grandchildren, Carter Blankenship, Turner Blankenship, Jaxon Evans, Tatum Blankenship, Hudson Blankenship, Ava Cox, Tripp Blankenship, and Aspen Cox; and host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Blankenship; her parents; brother, Kenneth Bender; sister, Donna Garner; and brother-in-law, Stan Stein.  Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 PM Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM with Bro. Forest Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tupelo Aquatic Club, PO Box 3423, Tupelo MS 38803; designated for Joan Blankenship; or to Create Foundation, Tupelo Aquatic Center Memorial/Honorarium Fund, PO Box 1053, Tupelo MS 38802; designated for Joan Blankenship. Condolences to the family may be shared at leememorialonline. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Joan Lee Blankenship “Ms. B.”, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
George Edward Casmus November 8, 1945 – August 31, 2020George Edward Casmus, 74, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020, at the Baptist Hospital, Oxford. He was born November 8, 1945 in Mobile, AL to Leon and Merlene Walker. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army and earned numerous medals including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He retired from the United States Postal Service. After retirement, he volunteered his time to serve at several law enforcement agencies. He was an active member of Houston First Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed woodworking, playing golf and helping out on different community projects. He was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan, “Roll Tide!”, and spending time with his family.He is survived by his wife, Sherry Casmus of Big Creek; two sons, Justin Casmus of Big Creek and Rodger Casmus (Nichelle) of St. Charles, MO; two sisters, Jean Jaynes and Linda Pyle both of Columbus; one brother, Jimbo Garner (Bonnie) of Gordo, AL; two grandchildren, Everleigh Casmus and one due in December. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Earl Garner.Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 AM Friday, September 4, 2020 at Houston First Pentecostal Church. Services will begin at 11:00 AM with Bro. Kenneth Wilson and Bro. Paul Brassfield officiating. Private family burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 26, Calhoun City, MS. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of George Edward Casmus, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
N L Jones Funeral Directors – Tupelo
Robert Brand Jr.August 31, 1942 – August 30, 2020Sunday August 30, 2020, Mr. Robert Brand Jr. was called to eternal rest with our Lord and Savior. He was born on August 31, 1942 to the late Mr. Robert Leslie Brand Sr. and the late Mrs. Teresa Seals Brand. He was one of eight siblings; the late Willie Etta Snow, the late Susie Etta Brand, Eldora Williams, Ruthie Mae McClendon, the late Bobby Evans, the late Willie Curtis Brand and Alexander Buchanan. Despite some living in different states, it never diminished the love they shared or showed to each other.He was wed to Glenda Ann Bogan on November 20, 1973. Five children came from this union; Shelia (Mandrell) Jones, Jacqual (Ryan) French, Kesha (Sean) Terry, Nekenisha “Sha” Brand and Meashawn Brand. His previous seven children; James Curtis Key, the late Robert Junior Johnson, David Brand, Rochelle Denise Christian, the late Kenneth Robert Brand, Shawnette Lynshell (Philip) Brand-Lawton, and Larry Dornell Brand added gave him a grand total of twelve children that he loved individually and dearly. Now with this many children, comes a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all loved with all his heart.He was a skilled and dedicated worker no matter the job. He was employed by Penn Tire as a tuber and by Nu Way Manufacturing (later changed to S & W Wielding) as a top wielder/supervisor. His last assignment was the most rewarding of all, a bus driver for Lee County Public Schools. Every job he performed, it was with excellence. From the way he dressed, to way he conducted business, it was all done in excellence.After his return to Christ, he was ALL in. His life reflected it every single day. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Houston (Buena Vista), Mississippi. He had many roles and was dedicated to them all. He was a Deacon, member of the Male Chorus, Benevolent Steward, Vice Superintendent of Sunday School, Board of Trustee Member, and assisted or supported the youth in various activities. The choir is where he felt at home with his baritone voice. One of his favorite songs is ‘No Tears in Heaven’ and when he sang it, you felt it. Well you felt every song he sang because he truly sang it from his heart. On the weekend you would find him studying his Sunday School lesson even while waiting on students to return to the bus.If you never heard his laugh or saw his smile, you truly missed out on a wonderful sight and an infectious sound. If you never spoke with him about anything, you missed out on great wisdom. If you never heard him say, “Look out now good time”, you missed the greeting of the year. He had the gift of gab and did not meet a stranger. He respected and valued friendships made wherever he worked and still maintained them even when he moved to another assignment. He loved the students he transported daily as if they were his very own grandchildren. He loved helping people however and whenever he could. God enabled him to overcome many obstacles, to love and to be loved by many. He had the heart of a servant and modeled it for all to see. He was a man of his word and his actions spoke volumes. His life has impacted so many and his legacy will continue to thrive.Due to the pandemic the graveside service will be private to family only. Thank you for understanding. Condolences may be shared at nljonesandsons. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert Brand Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store.

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