ERLENE ABBATE

BOONEVILLE‑ Erlene Thornton Abbate, 78, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at the North Mississippi Med­ical Center after a long illness. She was a retired employee of Prances Manufacturing Co. and a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church.

Services will be al 11 a.m. Satur­day at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Mitchell officiating Burial ell be in Booneville Cemetery

Survivors include one daughter, Ann Stevenson, and her husband, Bill, of Booneville; one nephew, Larry Rhodes of Booneville: tour grandchil­dren, Kim Godwin, Angle Robinson, Greg Robinson and Derek Steven­son: six great‑grandchildren, Michael Wallis, Lauren Wallis, Alexis Godwin, Heather Robinson, Gregory Robin­son and Austin Robinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Abbate; her parents, Sam and Maud Claunch; and a sis­ter, Jewel Rhodes.

Pallbearers will be Larry Rhodes, Wade Tye, Ralph Hutcheson, Wayne Michael, Tom Turner, Nathan hardy, Merle Claunch, Haskel Clamor and Clifton "Butch" Hardy

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today.

 

DIANE ABBOTT

GUNTOWN - Jeanie Diane Harrelson Abbott, 56, of the Blair community, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at the Baptist Hospital East in Memphis after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and attended the New Direction Community Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Payton Meeks and Bro. Clyde Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, of 27 years, Wayne Abbott, of the Blair community; one son, Jimmy McGee and his wife, Valerie, of the Blair community; two grandchildren, Jenna McGee and Colby McGee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wally and Edith Harrelson.

Pallbearers will be Tony Bailey, Mitchell Brown, Pete Harrelson, Jerry Thrasher, Mike Patton and James Sullivan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Colby McGee, Charlie Thrasher, Dean White, Ron McBrayer and Don McBrayer.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home

 

GLADYS ABEL

CORINTH - Gladys Morton Abel, 87, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. A native of Alcorn County, she was born Feb. 20, 1916. She was a member of the West Corinth Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ray Morton officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Abel and wife, Joyce Quesenberry, of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Ruth Abel Helms and husband, Larry, of Centennial, Colo.; a brother, W. C. Morton of Corinth; two sisters, Bernice Parvin of Corinth and Ann Kuykendall of Memphis; five grandchildren, Leigh Sperry, David Abel, Katie Abel, Hampton Helms and Emily Crooks; nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Abel; three sisters, Willie Mae Ketcham, Kate Elliott and Gearldine West; and four brothers, J. W. Morton, Howard Morton, Vance Morton and Clovis Morton.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time Thursday.

 

ALPHUS V. ABLES

IUKA - Alphus V. Ables, 92, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 17, 1910, at New Site to the late David J. and Roxie Hicks Ables. After graduating from Tishomingo Agricultural High School, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a retired chemical research specialist for the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he worked for 35 years. His hobbies were history, genealogy and science, and he enjoyed his family, friends, farm and animals.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery in Dennis.

Survivors include a son, Hayden Ables and wife, Dianne, of Iuka; three daughters, Rita Johnson Nixon and husband, Bill, of Smithville, Tenn., Elizabeth Reynolds of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Martha Keele and husband, Tim, of Tishomingo; a brother, Vernon E. "Buddy" Ables of Iuka; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lera Bethune Ables, his parents, three children, four brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Harlan Bryson, John Kent, Roger Byrd, Jerry Linton, Charles Sweeney and Ronnie Scott.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tishomingo County Girls and Boys Club, P. O. Box 1191, Iuka MS 38852.

 

LORETTA ABLES

DENNIS - Loretta Fay Ables, 39, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 21, 1965, in Red Bay, Ala. She graduated from Tishomingo High School with top honors. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for Iuka Ford for 16 years and Tiffin Motor Homes for 14 years. She had been employed by the Postal Service for five years. She was affiliated with Jordan Hill Church of God of Prophecy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Cliff Kelton officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Jasper and Linda Ables of Dennis; two sisters, Lucretia Hollis, and Cindi Shewbart and husband, Scott, all of Dennis; a brother, Joseph Ables of Dennis; her grandmother, Audrey Ables of Dennis; a niece, Amanda Patrick of Dennis; four nephews, Bradley Shewbart, Holden Shewbart, Dalton Ables and Wesley Hollis, all of Dennis; three aunts and three uncles, Alma Sartain and husband, Billy P., of Belmont, Linda Ashley and Mike Ables, both of Dennis, and Judy Riddle and husband, Danny, of Tishomingo; many cousins.

Pallbearers will be Billy Kiddy, Chris Ratliff, Jack Ivey, Eric Robinson, Frank Brinkley and Charlie Cutshall.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Ashley and Zack Miller.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

 

ELTON ABLES

SOUTHAVEN - Elton Ables, 88, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at the Whitehaven Community Living Center. He was a farmer for 30 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Donnie Wooten and Bro. Wayne Thorn officiating. Burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Leah Ables of Southaven; one son, Ralph Ables of Horn Lake; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Leona Ables; and two brothers, Curtis Ables and T.C. Ables.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Crane, Paul Gray, Frankie Brosious, Eddie Brosious, Jonathan Whitten and Frank Whitten.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

 

WHIT ABERNETHY

BOONEVILLE - James W. “Whit” Abernethy, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 1997, at the Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was the manager of Prentiss County Power Association from 1961 until 1983. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1939 with A. B. S. degree in electrical engineering. He served as president of North Mississippi Industrial Development Association, and he was past president of both the Rotary Club and the Booneville Golf and Country Club. He was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel and graveside services will be at 4  p.m. at the Woodland Cemetery in I Chickasaw County with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Collier Abernethy; two sons, Jim Abernethy of Starkville and Phil Abernethy of Jackson; one sister, Mary Abernethy Dendy of Oxford.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Keenum, Roy Morris, Sam Milton, Doug Ewing, Edward McReynolds i and Dr. Paul Ellzey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Milton, Bill Roberts, William. L. Gullett and the Prentiss County Power Association Board of Directors and Employees.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time Tuesday.

 

 

LERA ABLES

Lera Ables, 86, of Iuka, died Thursday, Nov 22, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital.

Services were Saturday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. a Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jin Manley officiating. Burial was in Joel Cemetery.

Mrs. Ables grew up in Belmont and was a 1935 graduate of Belmont High School. She was at active member of Iuka Baptist Church where shy had been president of the WMU and taught Sun day School. She was the past president of the Tishomingo County Election Commission and was a Boy Scout den mother. She enjoyed collecting artifacts and was an avid sportsman.

She is survived by her husband, A. V. Ables o1 Iuka; a son, Hayden Ables of Iuka: three daughters, Rita Johnson of Booneville, Martha Lynr Keele of Tishomingo and Elizabeth Ant Reynolds of Muscle Shoals, Ala.: four brothers, Harold Bethune of Iuka, Waymon Bethune of Dennis, Euell Wayne Bethune and Lamon Bethune, both of Memphis; a sister. Velma Crider of Memphis, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bryan Johnson, Richard Way, Harlan Bryson, Jeremy Ables, Clay Parsons and Roger Byrd.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Grady Bethune and Beulah Snider Bethune; two infant sons and a daughter, Alma Faye Ables: a sister, Vera Stephens, and two brothers, Waford Jack Bethune and Elmon (Jim) Bethune.

Memorials may he made to the Iuka Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

 

STANLEY ABLES

DENNIS ‑Stanley Earl Ables, 84, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at his home. He was a native of Prentiss County. He was a retired butcher after 3o years and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Services will be at 2 P. M. Sunday at Deacon Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Billy Adams officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Ables of Dennis; three daughters, Juanita Free of Vardaman. and Cathy Hunter and Alma Lewis, both of Den­nis; three sons, Stanley Ables Jr. of New Site, and Paul Ables and Jerry Ables, both of Dennis; one sister, Lee Williams of Memphis; two brothers, V. E. Ables and A .V. Allies, both of Iuka ; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great‑great‑grand­children.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carol Smitherman; a great‑grandson, Jason Free; his par­ents, Dave and Roxie Hicks Ables; a sister, Demple Ables; and three brothers, Elmer Ables, J. C. Allies and Larce Ables.

Pallbearers will be Hayden Ables, Ben Smith, Benford Pierce, Carlos Sartain, Frank Woolen and Wayne Allen,

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

STANLEY EARL ABLES

Stanley Earl Ables, 84, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at his home. He was a native of Prentiss County. He was a retired butcher after 30 years and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Services were held Sunday, Nov. 14, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Billy Adams officiating. Burial was in Dennis Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Florene Ables of Dennis; three daughters, Juanita Free of Vardaman and Cathy Hunter and Alma Lewis, both of Dennis; three sons, Stanley Ables Jr. of New Site and Paul Ables and Jerry Ables, both of Dennis; one sister, Lee Williams of Memphis: two brothers, V. E. Ables and A. V. Ables, both of Iuka; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carol Smitherman; a great-grandson, Jason Free; his parents, Dave and Roxie Hicks Ables: a sister, Demple Ables: and three brothers, Elmer Ables, J. C. Ables and Larce Ables.

Pallbearers were Hayden Ables, Ben Smith, Benford Pierce, Carlos Sartain, Frank Wooten and Wayne Allen.

 

 

BILL ACKLIN

BELMONT - William "Bill" A. Acklin, 80, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was a Baptist. He served in the U. S. Army for 20 years, during which he served in World War II in the South Pacific. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Josephine Acklin; one sister, Louise Acklin; and two brothers, John Marion Acklin and Eddie Eugene Acklin.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Jack Maroon and Dr. Parish Hartley officiating. Burial will be in the Belmont Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Grace Acklin of Belmont; one sister, Leona Smoot of Jackson, Tenn.; two brothers, James Acklin of Bartlett, Tenn., and Jessie Acklin of Nesbit.

Pallbearers will be members of the Amy ROTC.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Parkinsons Foundation or to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

ED ADAIR

GOLDEN - Lee Edward "Ed" Adair, 64, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at his residence. He was born June 1, 1938, in Tremont to Douglas and Dellie Pate Adair. He was a painter. He was a Born-again Christian and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. He enjoyed buck dancing, a hobby which earned him several trophies.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Antioch Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Jones, Bro. Barry Raper and Bro. James Rutledge officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Mary Lee Adair, of Golden; three sons, Lee Douglas Adair and Paul David Leathers, both of Golden, and Edward Adair of Hodgkins, Ill.; one daughter, Nancy Pardue and her husband, Sonny, of Dennis; one brother, Tommy Adair of Red Bay, Ala.; six sisters, Irene White of Greenfield, Mo., Maxine Jones and Joyce Earnest, both of Golden, Betty Davis of Iuka, Bernice Spencer of Fulton and Freda Renshaw of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren, William Sonny Pardue, Eric Casey Leathers and Kristina Adair; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bobby Wayne Adair and Douglas Adair Jr.; and one sister, Brenda Sue Jones.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Jones, Brandon Jones, Johnny Embrey, Paul Embrey, Tom Embrey, Ray Creel and Frank Vess.

Honorary pallbearers will be William Sonny Pardue, Eric Leathers, Dennis Spencer and D. J. Spencer.

Visitation will continue today from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the church.

Antioch Baptist Church is located on Antioch Road just off Hwy. 25, about three miles south of Belmont.

 

GENE ADAMS SR.

CORINTH - Alvin "Gene" Adams Sr., 64, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved his family and going fishing. He was retired from World Color.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Bill Wages and Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Martha Roach Adams of Corinth; two sons, Jesse Adams and his wife, Linda, and Alvin G. Adams Jr. and his wife, Pam, all of Corinth; two daughters, Martha Jeanette "Sissy" Brooks and her husband, James, of Louisville, Ky., and Lisa Maria Floyd and her husband, Thomas, of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren, Miranda Brooks, Nichole Brooks, Jessica Adams, Danielle Adams, Candi Cummings, Isaac Floyd and Zane Floyd; five brothers, Lloyd Adams and his wife, Shirley, of Morehouse, Mo., Floyd Adams and his wife, Jan, of Athens, Ala., Homer Adams and his wife, Bobbie, of Dexter, Mo., Water Adams and his wife, Bonnie, of Sikeston, Mo., and Wayne Wimberley and his wife, Mona, of Gonzales, La.; three sisters, Violetta McKnight and her husband, Carl, of Morehouse, Mo., June Young and her husband, James, of Beaumont, Texas, and Barbara Trombetta and her husband, Tony, of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be his nephews and his brothers.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Owen Adams; his mother, Vivian Mae Faulkerson Adams; one brother, Paul Adams; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jess and Elvie Roach.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

 

CHARLIE DALTON ADAMS

NEW SITE - Charlie Dalton Adams, 80, died Tuesday, December 11, 1991, at hi home after a sudden illness. He was a retired farmer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in Little Brow Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Verlon Adams of New Site; one daughter, Yvonne Mitchell of Kenosha Wis.; one son, Ulas Adams o Booneville: one sister, Inez Sappington of Tishomingo: three brothers, Clayton Adams of Pine Bluff Ark., Jeff Adams of Oregon any Edward Adams of Tishomingo four grandchildren, one great grandchild.

 

DOUG ADAMS

BLUE SPRINGS - Charles D. "Doug" Adams, 54, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at his residence. He was born May 15, 1954, in Union County to the late Paul Jack Adams and Alene Swindle Adams. He was a heavy equipment operator for the First District in Pontotoc County. He enjoyed hunting and Nascar racing and he loved his dogs.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Ricky Parks officiating. Burial will be in the Sherman Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda McCraw Adams of Blue Springs; one son, Christopher Douglas Adams and his wife, Melanie, of Blue Springs; three sisters, Peggy Taylor and her husband, Everett, Janice Mitchell and Sally Hood, all of Sherman; two brothers, Paul Jack Adams Jr. of Sherman and Eddie Adams and his wife, Pam, of Baldwyn; a stepgrandson, Cody Gause; his mother-in-law, Reba McCraw Swindle of Blue Springs; a sister-in-law, Beverly Mathis of Blue Springs; and a brother-in-law, Rodger Mathis of Blue Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Thurman McCraw; and a brother-in-law, Wayne McCraw.

Pallbearers will be Derrick Hicks, Dusty Adams, Everett Taylor, Brad McMurray, Danny Lawson and Raymond Webb.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Stoges, Lynn Dobbs, Jim Bob Coleman, Kent Richardson, Gary Robertson, Benny Mooreman, Terry Pitts and Dwight Thomason.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sherman Cemetery Fund.

 

EARL ADAMS

BALDWYN - Earl Douglas Adams, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his sister's home. He was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Baldwyn to the late Abbie and Maggie Adams. He graduated from Baldwyn High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served as an assistant crew chief in B-17s in the 8th Air Force in England during World War II. He was a retired employee of the Carnation Milk Company in Baldwyn and a member of the First Christian Church of Baldwyn. He enjoyed farming, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Thomas, Bro. Joe Caraway and Bro. Frank Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Tucci and husband, Michael, of Baldwyn and Debbie Thornburg and husband, Danny, of Shelby, Ala., and Jan Smith and husband, Dennis, of Baldwyn; a son, Rob Adams and wife, Regina, of Baldwyn; a sister, Marjorie Adams of Baldwyn; a brother, Guy Adams and wife, Eloise, of Baldwyn; his grandchildren, Maria Hughes and husband, Hayden, Jana and Kelsey, and Blake, all of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo Anglin Adams; his parents; and a sister, Berta Lou Lloyd.

Pallbearers will be Mitch Caver, Sidney Duncan, Wayne Griffin, John Mabry, O'Neal Mears and Randy Shelley.

 

HERMIE ADAMS

BOONEVILLE - Hermie Dee Smith Adams, 78, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. She was born Nov. 12, 1926, in Blue Mountain. She was a waitress and a Baptist. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Tippah County.

Survivors include four sons, James Adams, Mike Adams and Perry Adams, all of Booneville, and Tommy Adams of Arkansas; two daughters, Doris Couch and husband, Bob, of Cartwright, Okla., and Betty Adams of Irving, Texas; two brothers, Walter Smith and wife, Flo, of Fort Worth, Texas, and John W. Smith of Blue Mountain; a sister, Lily Rowdy of Blue Mountain; 22 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Adams, in 1977; her parents, Charles and Minta Clark Smith; four brothers, Lloyd Smith, Lenard Smith, Arthur Smith and Palmer Smith; and four sisters, Rosie Lee Heason, Dovie Clark, Melverta Fryer and Eunice Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Adams, Christopher Adams, James Grooms, Arnold Cleveland, Steve Adams and Charles Brown.

 

JOEY ADAMS

IUKA - Joey Adams, 46, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include his father, Charles Adams, and his mother, Evelyn Adams, of Iuka; a brother, Richard Lovelace of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Debbie Ortis of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tammy Taylor of Iuka.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in care of Ludlam Funeral Home.

 

JOHN C. ADAMS

PARAGOULD, Ark. - John C. Adams, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at his residence. He was born July 11, 1918, in Paden, Tishomingo County, Miss. He was lived in the Paragould and Jonesboro areas for the past 30 years. He was retired from Memphis Hardwood Floors and also worked in construction. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Roller-Farmers Funeral Home Union Chapel with Minister Victor Eskew officiating. Burial will be in the Crittenden Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Edwards Adams ; one son, James Adams of Cabot, Ark.; four daughters, Brenda Moore of Paragould, Ark., Vaunda Wilson of Oak Grove Heights, Ark., Annette Trolinger of Marmaduke, Ark., and Bonnie Adams of Jonesboro, Ark.; one brother, Ed Adams of Tishomingo; one sister, Inez Sappington of Booneville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Trolinger, Bill Moore Jr., Bill Moore Sr., Shannon Chipman, James Adams and Donald Trolinger.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

LUTHER ADAMS

GLEN - Luther Roy Adams, 69, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at his home. He graduated from Burnsville High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. He served in the U. S. Air Force for four years. He retired from the State Health Department after 30 years, serving in both Alcorn and Tishomingo counties. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, treasurer, adult Sunday school teacher and song leader for many years. A devoted family man, his favorite pastime was fellowshipping with his family, church family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Ed Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in For­rest Memorial Park. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Betty Hall Adams of Glen; two sons, Greg Adams and wife, Shirley, of Glen, and Steve Adams and wife, Sandy, of Decatur, Ala.; a daughter, Elizabeth Mor­ris and husband, Eddie, of luka; seven grandchildren, Seth, Chelsey and Eli Adams, all of Glen, Lauren and Natalie Adams, both of Decatur, Ala., and Ethan and Avaline Morris, both of luka.

He was preceded in death by his par­ents, Roy and Ruby South Adams, and an infant twin brother, Riley Troy Adams.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Kennedy, Greg Kennedy, Jeff Kennedy, Nicky Cum­mings, Mike Inlow and Todd Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heritage Hospice Inc., 1801 S. Harper Road, Box 24, Corinth MS 38834.

 

LAUNA ADAMS

IUKA - Oma Launa Gray Adams, 86, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at her home in Chickasaw, Ala. She was born July 5, 1916, in Tishomingo County to the late Jessie and Myrtle Gray. She was a member of Chickasaw First Baptist Church, which she considered a great source of spiritual guidance and support during her 21 years as a widow.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Edward Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Ernest D. Adams Jr. and wife, Sharon, of San Antonio, Texas, and Tommy Adams and wife, Sherry, of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Oma Jean Adams and husband, James M. Fowler, of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Donald Zachary Easley and wife, Christine, of Baytown, Texas, Mariah Anne Adams of San Antonio, Texas, and Ernest Dean Adams III and his fiancee, Evette Alvarado, of Austin, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Robert Zackary Easley and Scarlett Lakota Easley, both of Baytown, Texas; a special family member, Linda Underwood; special friends, Lucille Thames and Marge Conner of Chickasaw, Ala.; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest D. Adams Sr.; her parents; a brother, Burton Gray; and three sisters, Ilene Strickland, Mattie Hurley and Phebe Holloway.

Visitation will continue from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

PAULINE ADAMS

BOONEVILLE - Pauline Adams, 77, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at her residence after a long illness. She was a retired factory worker having worked many years at Marietta Manufacturing. She was a member of the Zion Rest Church of Christ and the widow of Jeff Adams.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Short and Bro. Ben Thornton officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue Taylor and her husband, Gene, of Booneville; two sisters, Erma Dees of Booneville and Dorothy Hester of New Site; one brother, Floyd Calley of Marietta; three grandchildren, Jeanie Hoard, Christy McKinney and Anthony Smith; two great-grandchildren, Kryston and J. T. Hoard; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Rickey "Snuffy" Smith; a sister, Allie Brumley; and three brothers, Earnest Calley, Cecil Calley and John Calley.

Visitation will continue today at the funeral home until service time.

 

RED ADAMS

BALDWYN - Robert "Red" Adams, 74, died Monday, July 17, 2001, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a retired employee of Daybrite Industries with 32 years of service. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Baldwyn and an Army veteran of World War. He enjoyed playing bluegrass music.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at the First Christian Church of Baldwyn with Bro. Joe Caraway officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Adams, of Baldwyn; one stepson, Kenneth Lauderdale, and his wife, Dons, of Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Lois Crabb of Saltillo, Ruby Prentice of Baldwyn and Lucille Barrett of Guntown; one brother, R. B. Adams of Nettleton; and two grandchildren, Christina and Stacy Lauderdale.

The body will lie in state at the church 30 minutes prior to service time.

 

ROY L. ADAMS

GOLDEN - Roy L. Adams, 56, died Monday, July 28, 2003, at his home. He was born June 30, 1947, in Itawamba County to Marvin C. and Lillybelle Allison Adams. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church for 27 years and a truck driver for 35 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Bob O'Neal, Bro. Tommy Waddle, Bro. Billy Adams and Bro. Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Wood Adams of Golden; three daughters, Angie Yielding and husband, Johnny, and Sherri Crump and husband, Jim, all of Golden, and Shelia Adams of Oxford; two sons, Shayne Adams and wife, Darla, of Golden, and Mark Renfroe and wife, Delarra, of Jasper, Ala.; his stepmother, Willene Adams of Golden; two sisters, Regina Adams of Fulton and Cathy Harnage of Golden; two brothers, Clayton Adams of Clay and Dale Adams of Golden; 11 grandchildren, Walker and Emily Adams, Mackenzie and Jonah Yielding, Tyler Harrison, A. J., Kayla and Kara Lansdell, and Cody, Kaitlyn and Jerica Renfroe.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be John Taylor, Brad Ashley, Charles Ashley, Jeffery Wood, Erick McDowell and Jason Gholston.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. today.

 

SHIRLEY ADAMS

BELMONT - Shirley Ann Adams, 54, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born March 20, 1950, in Booneville to the late Clarence Griggs and Wylodean Pace Griggs. She was a restaurant owner and a Methodist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Billy Adams and Minister Tony Wood officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Adams of Belmont; two daughters, Kimberly Guess Wood and husband, Timmie, of Mantachie, and Julie Adams and fiance, Scott Conwill, of Tishomingo; two sons, Chris Adams and wife, Dana, of Dorsey, and Kameron Adams of Belmont; a sister, Linda Sansone and husband, Tony, of Tupelo; an aunt, Joyce Aldridge of Houston, Texas; sisters-in-law, Linda Pitts and husband, Darrell, of Fulton, Myra Adams and Ruth Ann Mitchell; nephews, Randy Gentry of Columbus, and Richie Sansone and wife, Vanessa, of Plantersville; niece, Kristi Sansone of Tupelo; special nephew, Bill Aldridge and wife, Olga, of Houston, Texas; great-nieces and great-nephews, Joseph, Mark, Kayleigh, Karleigh, Skylar and Puddin; special friends, Connie Inmon and Barbara Lynn Wilson.

Pallbearers will be Steven Robertson, Creg Robertson, Jerry Holiday, Marion Wilson, Mike "Scooter" Pitts and Bryan Pitts.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

 

VERLON COCHRAN ADAMS

NEW SITE - Verlon Cochran Adams, 82, died Sunday, February 17, 1991, at the Aletha Lodge Nursing Home in Booneville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was the widow of Charlie Adams.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Yvonne Adams of Kenosha, Wis., one son. Was Adams of Booneville; two sisters, Vera Downs of Booneville and Betra Sanford of New Site; me brother, Roy Cochran of Kenosha Wis.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

WILLIAM ADAMS

CORINTH - William Dean Adams, 48, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a Little League coach and a Boy Scout master for several years. He enjoyed writing and fishing, and he loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Miller officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Joan Rogowski Adams of Corinth; a daughter, Kacie Renee Adams of Corinth; three sons, Dean Randell and Jessica Adams of Denver, Colo., and Charles Andrew Adams and Seth Levi Adams, both of Corinth; four grandchildren, Merritt Paige Smith, Kendra Adams, Carly Phillips and Tyler Dean Adams; his mother, Shirley Wolfe Adams of Iuka, Ill.; two brothers, Daniel Adams of North Carolina and Randell Adams of Florida; two sisters, Karen and Greg Carlisle, and Kathy and Brent Vanhouten, all of Illinois; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Dean Adams; his father-in-law, Howard Rogowski; his mother-in-law, Marion Rogowski; and a sister.

 

WINIFRED COOPER ADAMS

Tupelo Journal, October 25, 1972

W. C. Adams (Winifred Cooper) retired attorney at law of Corinth and a former president pro-tem of the Miss. State Senate, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Hospital here following an extended illness. He was 84.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Henry Cemetery in Corinth with the Rev. Paul H. Mattie officiating.

Mr. Adams was a WW I veteran, served in the Miss. Legislature from 1924 to 1936 and on numerous occasions was acting governor. He also was the first state commander of the American Legion in Miss.

Mr. Adams, an Episcopalian, was a former member of the Corinth Kiwanis Club & the Masonic Lodge. He attended Corinth schools and Princeton University. He earned his law degree from the Univ. of Miss. and began his practice of law in Corinth in 1910.

Mr. Adams leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Kirk Adams, 3 sons, Johnston Cooper Adams of Memphis; John Kirk Adams of Martinsville, Va.; and Wm. Shattuck Adams of Rosedale; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

[SOURCE: handwritten copy of obituary found in papers belonging to Annie Lou Swaim.]

[Note: Winfred Cooper Adams was born May 25, 1888 in Corinth, Alcorn Co., Miss., the son of William Thomas Adams and Dorcas Virginia Smith Johnston. He died on October 24, 1972 in Tupelo, Lee Co., Mississippi.

[SOURCE: papers belonging to Annie Lou Swaim]

 

 

BURMA ADKINS

BOONEVILLE - Burma Adkins, 82, died Thursday, November 23, 1989, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Chuck Hampton officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur L. Adkins of Booneville; one sister, Bessie Finch of Booneville.

Pallbearers will be Larry Green, Billy Bellamy, Larry Morgan, Eddie Mauney, Tommy Massey and Jim Ramey.

 

O.C. ADKINS

IUKA - O.C. Adkins, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a self-employed painter. He enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, farming and raising cattle.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Bill Flippo officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Earnestine Adkins of Iuka; two sons, Willie Neil Young of Hardyville, Ky., and Charley Ed Young of Iuka; two daughters, Petrisha Burleson of Corinth and Shirley Maxwell of Iuka; two brothers, James Adkins and Junior Adkins of Iuka; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Minnie Adkins; two brothers, Elmer and George Adkins; and a sister, Lucille Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Atkins, Nicholas Young, Kenneth Wilbanks, Stacy Parker, Tim Helton and Tony Helton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff McKinnon and Charles Maxwell.

 

BERTHA AGNEW

CORINTH - Bertha Lee Betts Agnew, 84, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Hospital. She attended school at Saint Luke School and was a member of the Mason Saint Luke M.B. Church. While able, she was active in the Missionary Society and a member of the Stewardess Board at City Road CME Temple. She enjoyed cooking, canning and taking care of babies. She was a hard working and very loving woman who cared for others more than herself.

Services will be at noon Monday at City Road CME Temple with the Rev. Kenneth Carter officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Loyal (Annie D.) Agnew of Corinth and Everett (Geteline) Agnew of Memphis; four daughters, Elois (Roy L.) Simmons of Youngstown, Ohio, Ida E. Agnew of Memphis, Paulette Justice of Corinth and Debra Jane (Daniel Ray) Alexander of Tishomingo; two brothers, Fenton (Vinnie) Betts of Corinth and Frank (Maggie) Betts of Ohio; two sisters, Catherine Williams of Youngstown, Ohio, and Helen (Robert) Ross of Corinth; a brother-in-law, Willie J. Carter Sr.; two sisters-in-law, Ozella Betts of Corinth and Lorraine Betts of Markham, Ill.; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Quitman Agnew; three sons, Morris and wife, Katie, Quitman "Sonny" Agnew Jr. and Charles Agnew; three brothers, Robert Betts, Charlie Betts and Carl Betts; two sisters, Mary Lizzie and Stella Carter.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the church.

 

DOROTHY R. AGNEW

BALDWYN - Dorothy R. Agnew, 77, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was the daughter of the late Earnest and Lewellen Agnew. She was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Community Church. She was a member of the Senior Choir, a Sunday School member, Touch Group No. 4 and a member of the Missionary Society. She enjoyed visiting with friends and church family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Zion Community Church with Bro. J.S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Memorial Garden in Guntown. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Eddie W. Agnew of Jackson; one brother, James W. Agnew of Baldwyn; two sisters-in-law, Lena Mae Agnew and Doris Agnew, both of Baldwyn; a special nephew, Johnny A. (Paulette) Agnew of Baldwyn; two special nieces, Mary Blaylock (Hosea) of Booneville and Dorkeshia Agnew of Baldwyn; a special caregiver, Pauline Beene of Baldwyn; four great-nieces and two great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

 

ELLA MAE AGNEW

BALDWYN - Ella Mae Agnew, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at the NHC Health Care Center in Milan, Tenn. She was a member of the Sandhill M.B. Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Sandhill M.B. Church with the Rev. L.B. Bradley officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, James Beene of San Jose, Calif.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The body will lie in state at the church two hours prior to services.

 

EMMA RENE AGNEW

BALDWYN - Emma Rene Agnew, 68, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was a member of the Bethel C. M. E. Church in Guntown.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethel C. M. E. Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three brothers, William C. Agnew and his wife, Earsie, Jimmy O. Agnew and his wife, Lucille, and Thomas L. Agnew and his wife, Lottie, all of Baldwyn; two sisters, Rev. Annie Whitmore of Guntown and Brenda M. Agnew of Baldwyn; 19 nieces and nephews; 26 great-nieces and great-nephews; three great-great-nieces; one sister-in-law, Luedella Agnew of Baldwyn; three aunts, Audra Allsop of Long Beach, Calif., Bessie Davis of Baldwyn and Ella Mae Agnew of Milan, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Wilson Agnew and Della Mae Agnew; one sister, Willie L. Agnew; three brothers, Bobby L. Agnew, Carl E. Agnew and Charlie C. Agnew; one nephew, David W. Agnew; and one niece, Sandra McCoy.

Pallbearers will be the Stewards of Bethel C. M. E. Church.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with family hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

 

ERVIELENE AGNEW

CORINTH - Ervielene Agnew, 75, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at her residence. She was an active member of the Home Mission and a member of the Pleasant Grove M. B. Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Pleasant Grove M. B. Church with the Rev. Leroy Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one brother, Ideses Bates of Johnson City, Tenn.; six sisters, Elizabeth Young of Corinth, Hattie Thomas of Booneville, Martha Southward of Flint, Mich., Effie Vernita Martin of Tishomingo, Velera Asberry of East St. Louis, Ill., and Edith Myles of Detroit, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Annie Bates.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

FREEMAN AGNEW

CORINTH - Freeman Michael Agnew, 54, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at his home. He attended Carver Elementary School and Wick Anderson Junior High School, and graduated from Thrasher High School in 1971. He was employed with Wurlitzer Manufacturing and Pancho of Corinth. He was a member of Central Grove M. B. Church in Kossuth, where he was chairman of the Usher Board. He enjoyed all sports, and loved being with his family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Central Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Leroy Harris officiating. Burial will be in Rienzi Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his stepmother, Everline Agnew; a son, Victor Agnew of Corinth; a daughter, Keisha Irons and husband, Anthony, of Michie, Tenn.; three brothers, Oliver McDaffey Agnew of Corinth, Harry Agnew of Tupelo and Larry Agnew of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Eugenia Parlow of Detroit, Mich.; four grandchildren, Shanika Agnew, Thadius and Anthony Irons, and Marcus Kemp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Lizzie Agnew; two sisters, Phyliss Agnew and Carolyn Robinson; and three brothers, Albert Agnew, William Agnew and Howard Agnew.

Pallbearers will be Grey Sorrell, Willie Sorrell, George Floyd, John Jones, David Harris and James Brewer.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

JOAN AGNEW

BALDWYN - Joan Wilson Agnew, 73, of the Pratt community died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at her home. She was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women with a bachelor's degree. She was a retired schoolteacher and she also worked in the family business. She was a member of the Pratt Christian Church for more than 44 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Carraway and Bro. R.P. Davison officiating. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Robert Agnew of Pratt; a son, Frank Agnew and wife, Harriet, of Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Jane Strickland of Columbus, and Martha Beavers and husband, Kelly, of Cleveland; a grandchild, Michelle Agnew of Birmingham; two aunts, Mallie Milam of Guntown and Nellie Ruth Harmon of Columbus.

Pallbearers will be the men of Pratt Christian Church.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

JOHNNIE W. AGNEW

Johnnie W. Agnew, 72, of Baldwyn, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 25. Burial was in C. G. M. & S, Cemetery in Baldwyn.

Local survivors include his wife. Lena Mae Elkins Agnew of Baldwyn; his sons, Johnny A. Agnew and Sylvester Williams, both of Baldwyn; a daughter-in-law, Teresa Agnew of Baldwyn; one sister, Dorothy R. Agnew of Baldwyn; a brother, James W. Agnew of Baldwyn; and a sister-in-law, Doris Agnew of Baldwyn.

 

LORENA AKERS

BOONEVILLE - Sophia Lorena Akers, 101, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Landmark Nursing Home in Booneville. She was born July 12, 1903, in Prentiss County to the late William Pinkney and Emma Smith Akers. A retired schoolteacher, she taught at East Prentiss in Prentiss County, at Hickory Grove and Bassfield in south Mississippi, and at Ione, Hermiston and Lakeview in Oregon. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Spencer and Bro. Mike Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mackey's Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include seven nephews, Mickey Akers, Billy Akers, Robert Akers, Kenneth Akers, Jackie Akers, Sherman Akers and Travis Akers; 11 nieces, Winna Cunningham and Martha Crow, who were her caregivers, and Marie Middlebrooks, Betty Isbell, Myrtle Bridges, Annie Hood, Lela Frances Yarber, Janice Wheelington, Emma Bell Akers, Mary Ellen Day and Linda Clator.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Lilburn Akers, George Akers, Reed Akers, Eugene Akers and Leslie Akers; and five nephews, Prentiss Akers, J.W. Akers, Houston Akers, Freddie Akers and Oscar Akers.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to Crestwood Baptist Church or Mackey's Creek Cemetery.

 

QUITMAN AGNEW SR.

CORINTH - Quitman Levi Agnew Sr., 94, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at the Alcorn County Rehab and Health Center. He attended school in Guntown and farmed in his early years. He retired from Corinth City Schools, where he served as custodian at the John Street Day Care Center. He was a dedicated member of the Methodist Men Association at City Road CME Church. He enjoyed farming and gardening with his mules, and raising chicken and ducks.

Services will be at noon Saturday at City Road CME Church with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Lee Betts Agnew; a son, Jerry Loyal Agnew and wife, Annie D.; four daughters, Elois Simmons and husband, Roy L., Ida Agnew, Paulette Justice, and Debra Jane Alexander and husband, Daniel Ray; a special grandson, Everett Agnew and wife, Geteline; other grandchildren, Sheena Milhourse, Demarco and Carton Betts, Enosha, Merald, Michelle, Joseph and Michael Simmons, Anthony Wells, Leslie Justice, Erick and Quitman Dale Alexander, Charles Lamar Long, Charles S. Jones, Angela Bowen, Maurice, Christian and Joey Agnew, and Joseph Williams; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special nephew, Lindbergh Collier.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Ida Agnew; two sisters, Ollie Mae Collier and Delois LuAllen; two sons, Quitman Levi Agnew Jr. and Charles Robert Agnew; a stepson, Morris "Shack" Betts; two brothers, Merrick Saine and Loyal Agnew; and a daughter-in-law, Katie Mae Betts.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

 

EUGENE AKERS

BOONEVILLE - Columbus Eugene Akers, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. A native of Prentiss County, he was born Feb. 21, 1909, to the late William Pinkney and i Emma Smith Akers. He was a retired farmer, a former trustee of Hill's Chapel School and a member of New Burton Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ena Pace Akers; four brothers, Lilburn Akers, George Akers, Reed Akers and Leslie Akers; one grandson, Stephen Akers; and one son-in-law, Qthol Cunningham.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in the Mackey's Greek Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Winna Ree Cunningham and Martha. Crow and her husband, Sylvester, all of New Site; two sons, Freddie Akers and his wife, Bettie Raye, and Jackie Akers and his wife, Zula D,, all of Booneville; one sister, Lorena Akers of Booneville; four granddaughters, Janeen Pharr, Katrina Taylor, Qichelle Clark and Jacqueline Fraiser; five grandsons, Ronnie Cunningham, Mike Cunningham, Douglas Crow, Tony Crow and Sterling Akers; 16 great-grandchildren, one great great-granddaughter. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

 

 

EDNA MAE AKERS

TISHOMINGO - Edna Mae Akers, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Tennessee and a homemaker for 63 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lilburn Akers, in 1984.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Tishomingo with Turner Paseur officiating. Burial will be in Mackeys Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Isbell of Memphis; two sons, Bill Akers of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Robert Akers of Vina, Ala.; one sister, Jessie Blanche Hollands of Cairo;

three brothers, Jack Sheppard of Cairo, Ellis Sheppard of Tishomingo and Clarence Sheppard of Battle Creek, Mich.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Willingham Jr., Randy Jarnigan, Kirk Isbell, Kendal Akers and Bruce Clements.

 

EUGENE AKERS

BOONEVILLE - Columbus

Eugene Akers, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. A native of Prentiss County, he was born Feb. 21, 1909, to the late William Pinkney and Emma Smith Akers. He was a retired I farmer, a former trustee of Hill's Chapel School and a member of New Burton Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ena Pace Akers; four brothers, Lilburn Akers, George Akers, Reed Akers and Leslie Akers; one grandson, Stephen Akers; and one son-in-law, Qthol Cunningham.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in the Mackey's Greek Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Winna Ree Cunningham and Martha. Crow and her husband, Sylvester, all of New Site; two sons, Freddie Akers and his wife, Bettie Raye, and Jackie Akers and his wife, Zula D., all of Booneville; one sister, Lorena Akers of Booneville; four granddaughters, Janeen Pharr, Katrina Taylor, Michelle Clark and Jacqueline Fraiser; five grandsons, Ronnie Cunningham, Mike Cunningham, Douglas Crow, Tony Crow and Sterling Akers; 16 great-grandchildren, one great great-granddaughter. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

 

 

FREDDIE AKERS

            BOONEVILLE ‑ Freddie Dale Akers, 62, died Tuesday, Nov 28, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. A native of Prentiss County, he was born April 29, 1938, to the late Eugene and Ena Pace Akers of the Burton community. He was a 1957 graduate of New Site High School. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C, and then for the postal service in Memphis, retiring in 1974 as a data technician. He was a Christian of the Free Will Baptist faith.

            Services will be at 2 P. M. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Bettie Raye Smith Akers, whom he married May 27, 1961; one son, Sterling Dale Akers, and his wife, Jina, of Booneville; one brother, Jackie Akers, and his wife, Zula Diane, of Booneville; two sisters, Winna Cunningham, and Means Crow and her husband, Sylvester, all of New Site; three grandchildren, Emily, Evan and Elizabeth Akers of Booneville.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Ray Akers, in 1987.

            Pallbearers will be Kenneth Akers, Doug Crow, Ronnie Cunningham, Bobby Pharr Jackie Smith and Sammy Topar.

            Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

GLADYS AKERS

            BOONEVILLE ‑ Gladys Hunt Akers, 86, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after along illness. She was born Aug. 18, 1914 in Tishomingo County to Oscar Levi Hunt and Lillie Belle Oaks Hunt. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Senior Citizens Center in Marietta and the Church of Christ. She enjoyed quilting, reading, needlepoint and word puzzles.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Bowers, Bro. Eugene Digby, Bro. Ronnie Martin and Bro. Bill Day officiating. Burial will be in Macky's Creek Cemetery.

            Survivors include three sons, Oscar Akers and his wife, Jo Nell, of Pontotoc, Sherman Akers of Cambria, Calif., and Travis Akers and his wife, Bonnie, of Pearl; six daughters, Mary Day and her husband, Bill, of Ocean Springs, Emma Floyd of Beaver Dam, Wis., Annie Hood and her husband, Ed, of Slidell, La, Myrtle Bridges and her husband, Sam, Frances Yarber, and Janice Wheelington and her husband, Earl, all of Booneville; two sisters, Corene Kinson of Granbury, Texas, and Edith Barron of New Site; 35 grandchildren; 55 great‑grandchildren; one great‑great‑grandchild.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Akers; a son, Houston Akers; and two sisters, Madelene Barrett and Ruth Osborne

            Pallbearers will be J. E. Wheelington, Josh Wheelington, Kevin Akers, Houston Bridges, Jeff Bridges, Brad Bridges and Robbie Lindsey.

            Visitation will continue at the funeral home until service time today.

 

 

GLADYS PEARLIE AKERS

Gladys Pearlie Akers, 99, of Baldwyn, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 23. Burial was in McNeal Cemetery.

Local survivors include a daughter, Hazel Lucille Scott of Baldwyn.

 

ALTHEA VAN AKIN

BOONEVILLE - Althea Cooper Van Akin, 91, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at the Corinth Health and Rehab after a long illness. She was a retired LPN and a member of the Methodist church in Oxford, Ga. She was the widow of Lewis Averette Van Akin. She enjoyed caring for and helping those in need.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Edward Stacy and Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in DeLand, Fla.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Estep of Oxford, Ga., Frances Rowell of North Myrtle Beach, Fla., and Martha Rogers of Burnsville; a son, Boyd L. Hildebrand of DeBary, Fla.; a brother, Vivien Cooper of Tampa, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a sister and five brothers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

DOT AKINS

BOONEVILLE - Murland Elav "Dot" Akins, 60, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Walnut to Herbert C. Davis and Zettie Wilbanks Davis. She was a Christian and a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking.

Services were Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Scott officiating. Burial was in the Mormon Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Akins, whom she married Aug. 9, 1958; a son, Marvin Akins and wife, Bettye, of Booneville; a grandson, Josh Akins of Water Valley; a daughter-in-law, Janice Akins of Water Valley; six sisters.

She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Akins, in 1996.

Pallbearers were Tobe Akins Jr., Barry McKinney, Brandon McKinney, Ronnie McCreary, Chris Akins and Bradley McKinney.

 

 

JUDITH KAYE ALDEN

Judith Kaye Alden, 54, died Friday, February 11, 2000 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS.  She was retired from Mitchell's Automotive Factory, Owasso, Michigan.  She was an accomplished arties and seamstress and enjoyed doing things for other people.   She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Davis, a brother, Kenneth Davis and a sister Janet Sue Davis.

She is survived by her husband, William James "Bill" Franks of Corinth; her mother Phylis McConnell Davis of Barefoot Bay, Florida; 3 sons, Brian Grimsley and April of Hamilton, Ohio, Kevin Grimsley and Irene of Prescott, Michigan, Gene Grimsley of Flint, Michigan; 1 daughter, Tina Sellers of Mt. Morris, Michigan; 1 sister Evelyn Schaffer and Douglas of Clio, Michigan: 2 brothers, Robert "Bob" Davis and Mary of Owasso, Michigan, Gerry Davis and Mary Ellen of Plant City, Florida; 8 grandchildren, Corianna Grimsley, Nathaniel Grimsley, Christopher Grimsley, Nicholas Grimsley, Amanda Ball, Ashley Grimsley, Josie Lee Grimsley, and Joseph Ian Grimsley.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday February 15, 2000 and Wednesday, 12 Noon until service.

Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel with Charlie Browning officiating.  Burial will be in Henry Cemetery, Corinth.

Marie Aldridge

 

ALBERT C. ALDRIDGE

IUKA - Albert C. Aldridge, 70, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Aldridge Family Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Aldridge of Iuka; two sons, Bobby Lynn Aldridge and wife, Teresa, of Belmont and Tim Aldridge and wife, Reba, of Iuka; two daughters, Lois Ann Reid Westbrooke of Vina, Ala., and Tammy Sauls and husband, Timothy, of Dennis; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Lois Aldridge; and a son, Rickie Aldridge.

 

BRUCE ALDRIDGE

BALDWYN - Charles Bruce Aldridge, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at his daughter's home in Tupelo after a long illness. He was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Baldwyn to the late Hugh Milton and Carrie Mae Ashmore Aldridge. He retired from Mid-South Packers after many years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Ingram Baptist Church in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Bro. Wayne Fredrick will officiate, and Chris Aldridge will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Aldridge; two sons, Mark Aldridge and wife, Eidie, of Dora, Ala., and Joel Aldridge and wife, Debbie, of Vina, Ala.; four daughters, Connie McKinney, and Linda Self and husband, John, all of Red Bay, Ala., Brenda Deaton and husband, Mike, of Tupelo, and Malia Szymanski and husband, Chris, of Zion, Ill.; a stepson, Shaun Byas of Baldwyn; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Aldridge and wife, Glinda, of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank and James Aldridge; a sister, Ruby Johnson; a granddaughter, Stacy Marie Aldridge; and a great-granddaughter, Kaylee Morgan McKinney.

His grandsons will be pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

 

IONE ALDRIDGE

IUKA - Alice Ione Rutherford Aldridge, 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of Iuka United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and cooking for her friends and relatives.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. John Bray and Bro. Merle Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Rutledge Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Bobbie Jean Seago, and husband, Curtis, of Iuka; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grove Aldridge, and a grandson, Anthony Lynn Seago.

Pallbearers will be Billy Wallace, Norman Ham, Roy Rhodes, Jackie Bryant, Lanny Ham, Brett Finch and Danny Ham.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

JAMES W. ALDRIDGE

BELMONT - James W. Aldridge, 59, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Aug. 29, 1944, in Mississippi.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jannie Aldridge of Belmont; a daughter, Margaret Sartain and husband, Larry, of Dennis; two sons, Terry Aldridge of Dennis and Billy Ray Aldridge of Corinth; two sisters, Fredda Wilemon of Belmont and Brenda Robbins of Oakland, Tenn.; a brother, Albert Aldridge of Bemont; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

 

MACK WOODROW ALDRIDGE

Mack Woodrow Aldridge, 69, of Route 1, Marietta, died Sunday, Oct, 27, 1985, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following an extended illness.

Services were Monday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Wilburn Sharp and Bro Johnny Sherrill officiating. Burial was in East Marietta Cemetery.

Mr. Aldridge was a retired factory worker arid a member of the Freewill Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Fleming Aldridge, three sons, Ellis Ray Aldridge and Truman Wayne Aldridge both of Booneville and L. D. Jackson pf Marietta; six daughters, Evie Millsaps and Nina Faye Mason, both of Booneville, Bernice Fugitt of Thrasher, Barbara Gail Nash and Janice Stroupe, both of Ripley and Phyllis Peters of Baldwyn; one brother, Lunsford Aldridge of Tuscumbia Ala.: one sister, Flora Taylor of Tuscumbia, Ala.; 27 grandchildren 12 great grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren and five great step-grandchildren.

 

 

MARIE ALDRIDGE

IUKA ‑ Funeral services for Marie Aldridge, 61, are sched­uled for 2 p.m. today at Lud­lams Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Howard Stafford, Reuben Massey and Johnny Nutley officiating. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Iuka.

Ms. Aldridge died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham Ala.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Pruitt, William (Peanut) Aldridge and David (Hopper) Aldridge, all of Iuka; four daughters, Janice Hicks of Iuka, Shelia Miles of Iuka, Frankie Henson of Iuka and Martha Sue Miller of Danville, Ala.; three brothers, J. R. Williams, Lloyd Williams and Floyd Williams, all of Iuka; two sisters, Margaret Potts of Burnsville and Helen Williams of Iuka; and 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maggie Mae Williams, and a granddaughter, Addie Barrett.

Pallbearers are Tubby Aldridge, Billy Daniel, Billy High, Hank Barrett, Roger Barrett and Herman Nudity.

 

DELIS ALDRIDGE

NEW SITE - Delia Aldridge, 89, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church. She was the widow of Troy Aldridge.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Mike Johnson and Bro. Phil Kidd officiating. Burial will be in Cotton Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Mildred Cox and Marie Cleveland, both of New Site, Ora Mae Berryman of Tishomingo, Shirley Foster of Rienzi and Maxine Prater of Golden; two sons, Wayne Aldridge of Cherokee, Ala., and Danny Aldridge of New Site; three brothers, Walker Lewis of Sheffield, Ala., Noah Lewis of Booneville and Robert Lewis of North Carolina; 42 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Veliar Johnson; three sons, Hubert, Milton and J. T.; two sisters, Mae and Almeda; and two brothers, Ewell and Dosey.

Pallbearers will be Harold Johnson, Gerald Johnson, Gary Cole, Dale Berryman, Stanley Aldridge and Darrell Aldridge.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Aldridge, James Hester, Billy West and June Bug Barron.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today and continue until service time Wednesday.

 

DORRIS JEAN ALDRIDGE ROBINSON

CORINTH - Dorris Jean Aldridge, 47, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born April 21, 1957, in Alcorn County to James J. and Ola Faye Simmons Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Corinth Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronald Choate officiating. Burial will be in the Dogwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Michael P. Aldridge of Corinth; her mother, Ola Faye Jackson of Corinth; two daughters, Renae Watkins and her husband, Jimmy, and Teresa Faye Aldridge, all of Corinth; one brother, James E. Jackson of Corinth; two sisters, Barbara Jackson and Connie Derrick, both of Corinth; her sisters-in-law, Nancy Hughes and husband, Jim, of Iuka; one nephew, Charles Derrick; her aunt, Mildred Glass and husband, Larry, of Booneville; her uncle, J. T. Simmons of Houston, Texas; her cousins, Virgina Butler, Dorothy Bray and husband, Buel, Walter Lee Butler and wife, Lara Mae; Beluah Barnes and husband, Charles, Milton Butler, Allan Butler and wife, Susan; one grandchild, Joseph Dale Aldridge.

She was preceded in death by her father, James J. Jackson.

Pallbearers will be Jim Hughes, Billy Russell, Danny Parker, James Jackson, Jerry Jones and Paul Joiner.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today.

 

EFFIE ALDRIDGE

            TISHOMINGO ‑ Ellis Greene Aldridge, 89, died Saturday. Aug. 8, 1990, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley alter a brief, illness. She was a member of Paden Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She graduated from Tishomingo High School, the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Ten­nessee years. She taught home economics for 33 years. She was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association having served as past president of the state chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota and was past president of Tishomingo County Chapter of Theta Conclave of Iuka

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer R. Aldridge; her parents, A.L, and Euge­nia Greene; and one brother, Alvin Greene.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Elks Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Survivors include her sister‑in‑law, Verna Mae Greene of Tishomingo; her nephew, Donnie Greene and his wife, Lou Ann, of Ripley; her niece, Hilma Pardue of Tishomingo. Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today and until service time Tuesday

 

 

HOWARD HUBERT ALDRIDGE

CHICOG, Wis. - Howard Hubert Aldridge, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 1994, at the Community Memorial Hospital in Spooner, Wis. He was a native of Booneville and a former resident of Chicago, moving to Chicog, Wis., in 1982. He was a truck driver for Jerry Fraatz and a school bus driver. He most recently worked for the Maple Cooperative Gas Co. He was a member of the Minong-Wascott lions Club.

Services were Tuesday at the Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner, Wis., with the Rev. Bradley Novak, officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Chicog Cemetery in Chicog, Wis.

Survivors include his wife, Marian Aldridge of Chicog; four sons, Charles Aldridge of Saltillo, Curtiss ; Aldridge of Mantachie, Richard Aldridge of Iuka and Steven Solomon of Chicago; five daughters, Rebecca Davidson of Iuka, Florence Aldridge of Chicago, Julie Lesko of Twin Lakes, Wis., Pamela Barr of Norridge, Ill., and Mary Aldridge of Trego, Wis.; his mother, Dehlia Lewis Aldridge of New Site; four brothers, J. T. Aldridge of Danbury, Wis., Milton Aldridge of Scottsboro, Ala., Wayne Aldridge of luka and Daniel Aldridge of New Site; five sisters, Mildred Cox and Marie Cleveland, both of New Site, Ora Mae Berryman of Tishomingo, Shirley Foster of Rienzi and Maxine Prader of Golden; 15 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are J. T. Aldridge, Daniel Baldridge, Rick Fraatz, Richard Ward, Jim Barr and Don Lange.

 

MRS. FLORENCE ALEXANDER

The community was saddened on the 17th inst., by the announcement of the death of Mrs. Florence Alexander of this place. The deceased was ill but for a short time, and while her death was not altogether unexpected her many excellencies of character made the grief of her relatives and friends, none the less poignant. She leaves a husband and one child and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. Joseph Fugitt. The remains we] interred in the Booneville Cemetery after a funeral service at the home conducted by the Rev. E.A. Smith. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a devout Christian lady in the best sense of the word. The entire community join us in tendering sympathy and condolence to the bereaved relatives and friends.

 

Source: Prentiss Plaindealer November 24, 1898

Submitted by Ruby Rorie

 

ILLINOIS ALEXANDER

ELGIN, Ill. - Illinois Alexander, 66, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at his home in Elgin. He was born July 5, 1937, in Corinth to Oscar and Ardine Miller Alexander. He had been a resident of Elgin since 1966, and had been employed by U.S. Can as a lithographer before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was affiliated with Manifold Mercy Christian Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. James A.M.E. Church, 1100 Summitt Street, Elgin, Illinois with the Rev. Michael McCall officiating. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Laird Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Bettie Davis Alexander; four children, Stanley Wicks and his wife, Artie, and Joe Henry Wicks, all of Corinth, Marlon Alexander and his wife, Donya Graham, of Rockford, Ill., and Mario Alexander of Elgin, Ill.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Izola Parcham of Washington, D.C. and Pecolia Campbell and her husband, Curtis, of Guys, Tenn.; a host of foster children; and his special friend, Eddie Wilborn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Ohio Alexander.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time one Thursday at the church.

 

J.R. ALEXANDER

DRY CREEK - J.R. Alexander, 83, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a carpenter and roofer, and had worked for Deviney Construction Company. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He loved his children and grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Floyd Carpenter and the Rev. Mary Lou Tickell officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Patsy Padgett and husband, Doyle, Peggy Hall and husband, Wayne, Diane Rowland and husband, Ronny, Debbie Lambert and husband, Dwight, and Donna Durham and husband, Charlie, all of Booneville; eight grandchildren, Ray Hall and wife, Cindy, Dale Christian and wife, Paula, Michael Hall and wife, Becky, Lindsey Rowland, DeAnna Christian Lambert and husband, Melvin, Chad Durham and Channing Durham, all of Booneville, Jennifer Rowland Todd and husband, Scott, of Florence, Ala., and Lacie Hall Myhand and husband, Nikoma, of Guntown; five stepgrandchildren, Darrell Lambert and Richie Lambert of Texas, and Melissa Inman, Tim Padgett and Bradley Padgett, all of Booneville; eight great-grandchildren, seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Lorene Alexander; his parents, John Robert and Willie Alexander; a sister, Lillie Mae Reed; and a brother, Bobby Alexander.

Pallbearers will be Ray Alexander, Ray Hall, Michael Hall, Nikoma Myhand, Randy Page and Scott Todd.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and continue until service time Thursday.

 

MAE HELEN ALEXANDER

CORINTH - Mae Helen Alexander, 59, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at her daughter's home. For many years she was an employee of the Care Inn and the James Mitchell Shirt Factory.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Little Zion M.B. Church with Pastor Donald Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Alexander; two sons, Vincent Curlee and Todd Alexander; a daughter, Vickie Keith and Carl; a brother, Thomas William; three grandchildren, Quantez Keith, DeBias Keith and Shakeil Millsap.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Faye Harmon; three sisters, Annie Pearl McGaha, Bessie Harmon and Dorothy Jean Walker; and a son, Robert Charles Curlee.

Pallbearers will be Mickel Alexander, Jimmy Alexander, Timothy McGaha, Quantez Keith and DeBias Keith.

Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

MARIE ALDRIDGE

IUKA - Funeral services for Marie Aldridge, 61, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ludlams Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Howard Stafford, Reuben Massey and Johnny Nunley officiating. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Iuka.

Ms. Aldridge died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Pruitt, William (Peanut) Aldridge and David (Hopper) Aldridge, all of Iuka; four daughters, Janice Hicks of Iuka, Shelia Miles of Iuka, Frankie Henson of Iuka and Martha Sue Miller of Danville, Ala.; three brothers, J. R. Williams, Lloyd Williams and Floyd Williams, all of Iuka; two sisters, Margaret Potts of Burnsville and Helen Williams of Iuka; and 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maggie Mae Williams, and a granddaughter, Addie Barrett.

Pallbearers are Tubby Aldridge, Billy Daniel, Billy High, Hank Barrett, Roger Barrett and Herman Nunley.

 

 

MONROE CURTIS ALDRIDGE

BOONEVILLE - Monroe Curtis Aldridge, 80, died Monday, Jan. 10, 1994, at the Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He was a retired employee of the Miss. Highway Dept., a Mason and a Baptist.

Services will he at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Moreland Aldridge; one daughter, Brenda Jourdan of Booneville; one sister Estelle Frederick of Booneville; one brother, Dillard Aldridge of Douglas, Ga.; and one granddaughter.

 

REBA ALDRIDGE

BOONEVILLE - Reba Cromeans Aldridge, 82, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was a factory worker and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church. She had been a longtime member of East Prentiss Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at East Prentiss Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Johnson and Bro. Rickey Kelly officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Borders and husband, Robert, of Magnolia, Texas; two granddaughters, Susan and Sarah; two sisters-in-law, Dean Cromeans of New Site and Evelyn Crow of Booneville; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Aldridge; her parents, Hamilton and Lucy Cleveland Cromeans; a sister, Marcelle Sanders; and two brothers, Arvis and Travis Cromeans.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

ROY ALDRIDGE

NEW SITE - Roy Aldridge, 89, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member and deacon of East Prentiss Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Reba Cromeans Aldridge;

one daughter, Dorothy Borders and her husband, Robert, of Magnolia, Texas; one sister, Luna Gann of Tupelo; one brother, Thomas "Bud" Aldridge of New Site; two granddaughters, Sarah Borders of Magnolia, Texas, and Susan Borders Cuthbertson and her husband, Pvt. Kyle Cuthbertson, of Spring Lake, N. C.; several nieces and nephews.

His nephews will be pallbearers.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

 

 

BUD ALDRIDGE

Thomas Shelton "Bud" Aldridge, 95, of Booneville; died Friday Nov. 30, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at East Prentiss Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Johnson and Bro. Steve Holiday officiating. Burial was in East Prentiss Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Aldridge was a retired factory worker and a farmer. He was a charter member of East Prentiss Baptist Church and a Mason. H loved flowers and gardening.

He is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Brasel and her husband, Hubert, of Booneville; one son, Hoyt Aldridge and his wife Dora, of Chillicothe, Ohio; a son-in-law, James Hoard of Booneville; a sister-in-law, Reba Aldridge of Booneville; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Audra McClun Aldridge and Flora England Aldridge; four sisters and five brothers; two daughters, Jeanette Hoard and Juanita Aldridge.

Pallbearers wee his grandsons.

 

 

VICKI ALDRIDGE

BOONEVILLE ‑ Vicki Floyd Aldridge, 38, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Rest Church of Christ

Services will be at 2 P. M. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brawn and the Rev. Dewayne Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivor, include her mother, Carolyn Floyd Bearden of Booneville: two grand­mothers, Sybil Boren and Bessie Floyd, both of Booneville; one son. Jaried T. Aldridge of the home; two sisters, Pat Short and her husband, Gary, of Valet­ta. and Jeanne McVey and her hus­band, Jeff, of Booneville, one nephew, Jacob McVey; two special friends, Roger Hopkins and Brad Parker.

Visitation will last until service time today.

 

 

ELLA MAE ALEXANDER

            NEW ALBANY ‑ Ella Mae Alexander, 86, died Thursday, Sept 5, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, She was born July 28, 1910, in Union County to the late Sam and Rena Mae Mind Bailey. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of Neely Baptist Church. She enjoyed working m her flower gardens. She was the widow of Hubert A. Alexander.

            Services Will be at 11 a.m. today of United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev Kenny Adair and Dr. Robert Darnels officiating. Burial well be in Waterville Cemetery.

Solvents include a daughter, Linda Evens of New Albany; a son, Timmy Alexander of Tupelo: two sisters, Ruby Neely and Ora Lou Johnson of New At bony, a brother, James Bailey of New Al bony; six grandchildren; six great‑grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

HATTIE ELIZABETH ALEXANDER

BOONEVILLE ‑ Hattie Elizabeth "Tootsie" Alexander, 72, died Monday, Got, 23, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center She was a teacher's aide at Head Start. She enjoyed flow­ers, cooking and gating.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Wolf Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. S. W. Shinault officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Donzia Shinault: two brothers, Willie Shinault and John Wesley Shinault; five sisters, Mildred Jumper, Annie Betts, Maxine Hill, Luella Shumpert and Marcella McGee: three grandchil­dren, Willie Shumpert, Wesley Shumpert and Malachi Shinault.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Alexander, her father, John Wesley Shinault, her mother, Fannie Mae Leach Shinault; a sister, Agnes Jumper; and two brothers, David Shinault and Daniel A. Shinault.

Her nephews will serve as pallbear­ers.

 

 

LORENE ALEXANDER

BOONEVILLE ‑ Velda Lorene Hodge Alexander, 71, died Saturday, Oct, 9, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness She was a disabled factory worker. She enjoyed flowers. She was a mem­ber of Concord Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Missouri Patterson Hodge; and one brother, Hubert Hodge.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Walker officiat­ing. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, J. R. Alexander; five daughters, Patsy Padgett and her husband, Doyle, Peggy Hall and her husband, Wayne, Diane Rowland and her hus­band. Ronny, Debbie Lambert and her husband, Dwight, and Donna Durham and her husband, Charlie, all of Booneville; three sisters, Tressie Gitter of Booneville, Eunice Hilton of Texas and Vera McDonald of Florida; two brothers, Cletus Hodge of Booneville and George Hodge of Pontotoc: nine grandchildren, Ray Hall and his wife, Shelley, Jennifer Rowland Todd and her husband. Scott, Dale Christian and his wife, Paula, Michael Hall and his wife, Becky. Lindsey Rowland, Lacie Hall, DeAnna Christian, Chad Durham and Crabbing Durham; five step grandchildren, Richie Lambert and his wife, Christy, Darrell Lambert and his wife, Lannette, Tim Padgett and his wife, Renee, Melissa Inman and her husband, Douglas, and Bradley Padgett and his wife, Lisa; four great‑grandchil­dren, Tyler Hell, Taylor Hall, Alex Hall and Effie Christian; five step great-grandchildren, Lacie Inman, Logan Inman, Cayson Inman, Jordan Padgett and Shelby Lambert.

Pallbearers will be Gene Giber, Thomas Gitter, Bobby Hodge, Jerry Hodge, Ray Alexander and Mike Dees.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today.

 

REV. PETER ALEXANDER

Rev. Peter Alexander built legacy continues that to thrive. Two communities in northern  Tishomingo County represent thee sense of community and tradition  that is an important element of  African-American Heritage though divided by a flow of water called  Carter's Branch, the communities of Canter's  Branch and Petertown. at the eastern border of Tishomingo County and the Alabama state line on  County Road 958 and the Natchez Trace, are inextricably woven in their history aril the families who sustain them. Current and former residents of the community who have worked to document area history estimate there are about 90 families with roots in the communities.

Rev. Peter ties who have 1801 worked to document area history estimate there are about 9O families with roots in the communities.  The area was settled by the Rev. Peter Alexander, who was bona in 1801 into slavery in Nashville, and lived to be 103 years old.  “Peter Alexander had 640 acres of property that extended front Carter's Branch (stream) east to the Alabama state line,” said great-granddaughter, Viola Alexander, who lived in Carter s Branch community. Peter Alexander married avid fathered two children, but was sold away front them to the Alexander family near Bishop, Ala., in about 1840. “At his new dwelling as a handyman about the house and somewhat of an overseer of the plantation,” reads a family biography. “Because of his alertness and overall usefulness, lie was taught to read and write by members of the household, the slave law to the contrary not withstanding.”

Emancipation gave Peter Alexander the resources to Alexander move just across 1904, the state line into Mississippi, where he purchased a whole section of land, 640 acres, which he occasionally added to later. “Sonic of that land went to family members, but the rest was sold in lots for homes,” Viola Alexander said. Preserving family Viola aril Onnie A. Alexander have become the family genealogists, tracing the families of the 11 children horn of his second marriage to Mary Alexander (1825 to 1888).” “There are six branches, of the family that are not complete, and were researching to find them now,” Onnie V. Alexander said. “There are some in Arkansas, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. We know where they are but the problem is we don't know which ones of the children they belong to. “The children of Peter and Mary Alexander are: Samuel, Frona, Eady, Parmelia, Harriet Mann, Joseph, Soloman, Perry, Peter Jr., Parilee and Richardson. Viola and Onnie V. Alexander's father, Roddie Alexander, was the grandson of Joseph Alexander. Along the way, Peter Alexander had become a minister.

He originally organized Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Allsboro, Ala. He later founded Carter's Branch Baptist Church out of the need to have a church closer to honk, and was its first pastor. Another church St. Peter Baptist Church was organized biter and named in his honor. The two churches were initially organized through a Baptist Association in Alabama. “Though Carter's Branch M. B. Church switched its affiliation to a Mississippi association, St. Peter M. B. Church continues to be part of the Alabama organization. 

 

SHIRLEY D. ALEXANDER

CORINTH - Shirley D. Alexander, 44, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She attended Corinth High School and Northeast Mississippi Community College. She was employed with Corinth Machinery and Magnolia Regional Health Center. She enjoyed working at her church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Word Outreach Christian Center with Pastor Elworth Mabry officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Alexander Jr.; her mother, Louise Justice; two sons, Antonio Gerome Justice and LaPaul DeBarrus Justice, both of Corinth; a daughter, Aziah Alexander of Corinth; five brothers, Lawrence (Barbara) Justice of Jackson, Tenn., Ken (Annie) Holland of Paducah, Ky., and Tony (Paulette) Justice, Willie Justice and Derek Holland, all of Corinth; four sisters, Rosie Holland of Atlanta, Ga., Regina (Rosco) Patterson of Corinth, and Lisa White and Melanie White, both of Memphis; three grandchildren, Malik Justice, Lanayia Justice and Bralone Justice.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Aurthor Justice and Effie Garner.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

VERNER ALFORD

BOONEVILLE - Verner Franklin Alford, 60, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at his home in Booneville. He was a truck driver and a farmer. He was a Methodist.

Services were Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at the John E. Stephens Chapel in Philadelphia with the Rev. Earl McAnally officiating. Burial was in Sandtown United Methodist Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Skaggs Alford of Booneville; two sons, James Holley of Aberdeen and Tim Holley of Hamilton; his mother, Lavurn Alford of Philadelphia; five sisters, Chelsea Kilgore of Jackson, Clara Sullivan of Philadelphia, Thresa Martin and Edna Earl Simpson, both of Pearl, and Patsy Brown of Flora; three brothers, Robert Alford, Charles Alford and Dale Alford, all of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

 

ACKER ALLEN

WHEELER - Acker Allen, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at his residence in the Wheeler community after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 4, 1921, in Union County. He was a retired mechanic that specialized in farm and industrial equipment repair. He was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and a Deacon for over 42 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Cossey and Bro. Billy Langley officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Clara Mae Allen of Wheeler; one daughter, Linda Farrar and her husband, Wade, of Guntown; one son, James Allen and his wife, Ann, of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren, Jeff Allen, Jennifer Chauvin, Greg Allen, Michael Allen, Brian Baker, Kim Booker and Tim Farrar; 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lena Allen; three brothers, Lawrence Allen, Boyd Allen and Earnest "Buck" Allen; and one sister, Frances Sappington.

Pallbearers will be J. T. Cartwright, Curtiss Greenhill, Billy Roberts, Charlie Roberts, Neal Wallis and Harry Old. Honorary pallbearers will be the remaining Deacons of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

BLUFORD ALLEN

BOONEVILLE - Bluford Allen, 70, died Wednesday at his home after a long illness. He was a retired schoolteacher. He was a former chancery clerk for Prentiss County and a former member of the Booneville Board of Aldermen. He was a member of Gaston Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Parman and the Rev. Joe Herndon officiating. Buri:d will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Adraine Howell Allen of Booneville; one daughter, Betty Lynn Moore of Golden; one son, Jerry Allen of Booneville; two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Troy Cox, Red Garner, Charles Calvert, Robert White, Bobby Borden, Marvin Burcham, Donald Kelley and Smith Goddard.

Members of the Gideons will be honorary pallbearers.

 

CONRAD ALLEN

BELMONT - Conrad Allen, 65, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, in Pogo, Alabama. He was born June 25, 1939, in Prentiss County. He was a surveyor and carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Belmont City Cemetery with Bro. Jack Maroon and Bro. Pariah Hartley officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Sue Grissom of Lispscomb, Ala., and Carroll McClanahan and husband, John, of Lakeview, Ala.; one niece, Regina Harmon and husband, Greg, and one nephew, Jeff Grissom and wife, Tina, all of Helena, Ala.; two great-nieces, Jessica Harmon and Reanna Grissom, both of Helena, Ala.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

 

EUGENE ALLEN

Eugene Allen, 78, of Michie, Tenn., died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis.

Services were Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Home Chapel in Acton, Tenn., with burial in Forrest Memorial Park in Corinth.

Mr. Allen was a 32nd degree Mason, Selmer Lodge #743. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corp and a member of North Corinth Baptist Church in Corinth. He was the widower of Minnie Tate Allen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Bertha Allen.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Gilda Walden of Booneville, Mrs. Karen Allen of Corinth and Mrs. Teresa Moore of Michie, Tenn.; a son, Randy Allen of Michie, Tenn.; four sisters, Dr. Lorayne Carlisle of Hixson, Tenn., Mrs. Verda Woodall and Mrs. Mildred Killian, both of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mrs. Helen Hollingsworth of Cookeville, Tenn.; two brothers, Raymond Allen of Trenton, Ga., and Rayford Allen of Scottsboro, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

DENNIS ALLEN

CORINTH - Harold "Dennis" Allen, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church and the Stateroom Committee. He was a former employee of the Wurlitzer Company in Corinth. He loved his family and friends, and enjoyed doing woodwork and his garden and yard.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Bennett and Dr. Kara Blackard officiating. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Sam Allen and wife, Barbara, of Corinth; a daughter, Maria Allen Nelms and husband, Jeff, of Corinth; a granddaughter, Marisa Nelms of Corinth; a sister, Shirley Allen Horton and husband, Hoyt, of Corinth; two brothers, Grady Allen and wife, Melba, and Don Allen and wife, Agnes, all of Corinth; six brothers-in-law, Jake Hodum and wife, Helen, of Pontotoc, Eugene Hodum and wife, Margie, of Memphis, Travis Hodum and wife, Madeline, of Taswell, Tenn., and Wayne Hodum and wife, Katherine, Danny Hodum and wife, Cindy, and Milton Barker and wife, Nell, all of Corinth; seven sisters-in-law, Polly Peich of Burnsville, Mary Lee Jones and husband, Buddy, and Rachel Spencer and husband, Joe, all of Southaven, and Judy Davis and husband, Thomas, Daisy Allen, Elsie Allen and Lavada Allen, all of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Violet Irene Hodum Allen; his parents, Willie Frank Allen and Willie Florence Latch Allen; parents-in-law, David Raymond Hodum and Mamie Irene Shaw Hodum; sisters, Helen Ruth Allen Barker, Mary Lou Allen Wilson, Earnestine Allen, Ailene Allen and Hazel Allen; brothers, Frank Allen, Raymond Allen, R.C. Allen, Marcus Allen and Bobby Joe Allen; a sister-in-law, Shirley King; and two brothers-in-law, Buddy Hodum and Billy Ray Hodum.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Killough, Nathan Hodum, Billy Ray Hodum, Chris Allen, Pat Streetman, Charles Wilbanks, Newman Allen and David Allen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Al Hager, Hoyt Horton, Jeff Nelms, John Garrett, Bobby Wilbanks, Bobby Marolt and Bob Latch.

Visitation will be at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday.

 

WILLIE ALLEN

CORINTH - James "Willie" Allen, 75, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at his home. He was an employee of Corinth Used Parts for 30 years and a Baptist. He enjoyed working and being with his family.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Bro. Warren Jones will officiate, and Leroy Brown will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marsha Ginn Allen of Corinth; three daughters, Freda Allen and Linda Howard, both of Corinth, and Becky Bobo of Ripley; five grandchildren, Michael and Shena Isbell, Christy and Duran Clement, and Megan and Matt Tucker, all of Corinth, Brandon and Amy Benson, and Josh Benson, all of Ripley; three great-grandchildren, Casey Isbell, Anna Benson and Carley Clement; a brother, Edward Allen and wife, Karen, of Corinth; a sister, Annie Laura Eller of Elyria, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Allen and Lillie Mae Bostick; his stepfather, F.A. Bostick; two brothers, Roland Allen and Clearence Allen; and a son-in-law, Garry D. Bobo.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

 

JOE L ALLEN

BOONEVILLE ‑ Joe L Allen, 59, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at the Booneville Hospital after a sudden ill­ness. He was the owner and operator of Allen Construction far more than 30 years. He was a member of Booneville Church of Christ. He enjoyed quail hunting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Booneville Church of Christ with Min­ister Doug Greenway and Minister J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in the Allen Family Cemetery on the Allen farm. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife. Jane Reed Allen of Booneville; one daugh­ter, Kim Williams, and her husband, Ralph, of Booneville; me sons, Eddie Joe Allen and his wife, Lisa, and Trent Allen, all of Booneville; two sis­ters, Peggy Bates and her husband, Carl, and Auto Johnson and her hus­band, Charles, all of Booneville; five grandchildren, Misty Allen, Amanda Allen, Jennifer Allen, Katie Williams and John David Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Lillian McCoy Allen.

Pallbearers will be Tim McCoy, Bob­by Maddox, Eddie Mooney, L. C. Wright, Floyd Dodds, Horace Lambert, Larry Dunahue and Keith Corbin.

Visitation will continue from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to Pine Vale Children s Home, 1872A CR 700, Corinth MS., 38834 or St. Jude Chil­dren's Research Hospital in Memphis or the American Lung Association.

 

LEONA ALLEN

GUNTOWN - Leona Bryant Allen, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at the home of her niece after a long illness. She was a retired employee of Blue Bell and a member of Ingram Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Wallace Pannell and Bro. Don Reed officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include a special niece, Gloria Newman of Baldwyn; numerous other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest "Buck" Allen; two sons, Gerald Allen and Tony Allen; and a sister, Anna Lou Morgan.

Pallbearers will be Dru Allen, Neal Allen, Billy Allen, Joe Allen, Jimmy Bryant, Jerrod Cagle and Chris Reinhart.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

 

MARY ALLEN

CORINTH - Mary Lee Crum Bullard Allen, 86, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born March 15, 1919, in Alcorn County to Johnny and Ada Hancock Crum. She was a retired garment factory worker and a member of Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corinthian Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Larry McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Old Danville Cemetery at Rienzi.

Survivors include a stepson, Tommy Bullard of Harlingen, Texas; two daughters, Wanda Culver and husband, Joel, of Corinth, and Jeanette Sumrall and husband, Troy, of Iuka; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, James Thomas Bullard and Lawerance Allen.

Pallbearers will be Brad Turner, Jeff Houstan, David Franks and Zack Franks.

Tylar Franks will be an honorary pallbearer.

 

MRS. MATTIE CLAYTON ALLEN

Born June 6, 1841

Died in Iuka, Miss, Feb. 13, 1924

At four o'clock on the afternoon of Feb. 13, 1924, after a lingering illness the subject of this tribute, Mrs. Mattie Clayton Allen of Iuka, Miss., was summoned by the death angle [sic] to Pisgah's heights, not only to look over, but to pass over to the beautiful beyond, the land of promise to all who have loved and served the Master as she has long done. The writer was not privileged to be at the bedside of this good woman during her sickness or passing away, but her resignation and words of comfort, as told by her children and other loved ones, assured us- her friends who knew her best - that she was as our beloved late President Woodrow Wilson said of himself "ready for the charge". Mrs. Allen was the daughter of the late Col. and Mrs. R. B. Clayton, pioneer settlers of Mississippi, and contemporaries with quiet [sic] a few of our grandparents who pitched their tents in the 30's and 40's almost all of whom lived to a ripe old age, and did much for the uplift and betterment of their new state in those days and in the years that followed.

Col. and Mrs. Clayton did a large part in the building of the First Presbyterian Church, erected in Baldwyn, their hometown, of which Mrs. Allen, together with seven sisters and one brother, were members until they either moved away or were called to their reward. Although Mr. And Mrs. Allen moved to luka, Miss., more than thirty years ago, yet her love for the old home church was not lessened and she was a great up lift to us both spiritually and in a finantial [sic] way. In her younger days the walls of the church, and alike the drawing room echoes with the melodies of her voice, for but few possessed such gift of songs as she had or loved more to use it for her Masters glory than did she.

In the year 1866 she was married to Robert Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Allen, and to them were born eight children, three of whom, together with Mr. Allen, passed away twenty and more years ago.

The remaining five, three daughters and two sons, in time married congenial companions and they, together with twelve grandchildren and great grandchildren, three generations were permitted to be at her bedside during her illness and death and delighted to minister to her wants and to make her last days as free from pain as it was possible for human hearts and hands to do. A tribute well worthy of dutiful children to the loving Christian mother that she was.

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hensforth [sic]: Yea sayeth the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them. A Friend.

"The Baldwyn Home Journal", Baldwyn, Mississippi, no other information available.

 

RACHEL ALLEN

BOONEVILLE ‑ Rachel Sanders Allen, 82, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998. at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born June 16. 1916. in Marietta to Leonard H. and tuna Harris Sanders She was a retired school lecher, teaching at Thrasher far many years. She served in the U. S. military as a WAAC during World War II. She was an active member of the Booneville Church of Christ, where she served as a Sun­day School teacher and a teacher of the ladies Tuesday morning Bible class for many years She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing.

Services will be at 3 lam today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Min­isters Doug Greenway and J. A. Thornton officiating Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, June Casper and her husband. Don. and Paula Wanner and her husband, Rick, all of Booneville; one son, Ron­nie Allen of Memphis. two brothers. John Sanders of Booneville, and Joe Sanders and his wife, Wanda, of Senatobia: seven grandchildren; me great‑grandchildren

She was preceded in death by a sister. Lois Taylor, and a brother, David Sanders.

 

REMELL ALLEN

RIENZI - Remell Allen, 78, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born May 4, 1924, in Tishomingo County to the late Harry and Menda Thomas. She and her husband owned and operated Allen Grocery in Rienzi for many years. She was a member of the Rienzi Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Daniel Holloway officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Michael Martin of Rienzi and Suzzane Spain of Jackson; her great-grandchildren, Nicole Stephens and Todd Rhodes, both of Rienzi; one great-great-grandchild, Dylon Stephens; her son-in-law, Ronnie Martin of Rienzi.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Little, Johnny Allen, Jerry Allen, Charlie Cole, James Ward Taylor and Ray Massengill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C. "C. C." Allen; her parents; a daughter, Joan Martin; a sister, Lorell Gattis; and a brother, Ezell Thomas.

Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

 

ROY ALLEN

BOONEVILLE - Roy Lee Allen, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. He was born Nov. 12, 1912, in Alcorn County to Lora D. Allen and Ella Parvin Allen. He was a retired barber and a member of the Danville Church of Christ. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and, in his later years; taking care of cattle on the family farm.

Services' will be' at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister I. A. Thornton and Minister Charles Leonard officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Allen and wife, Christi, of Booneville, and Jerry Allen and wife, Wanda, of Hornsby, Tenn.; a sister, Lorene Adkin son of Racine, Wis.; two grandchildren, Jessica Allen and John Allen.

He as preceded in death by his wife, Marie S. Allen, in 1990; and four brothers, Terry Allen, William Allen, Clarence Allen and Sam Allen.

Pallbearers will be Ed Benjamin, I David Hickman, Jack Allen, Eamie Allen, Barry Rinehart and Bill McGrew.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville MS. 38829.

 

 

SIDNEY W. ALLEN

Sidney W. Allen Suddenly

Sidney W. Allen of Booneville, died suddenly at his home at 2 p.m. He was born in Lee County and had resided in Prentiss County for a number of years. He was a retired paint contractor and retired Pentecostal Preacher, and was 76 years of age. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the East Pentecostal Church with the Mr. Miller and Rev. George Nettleton officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Lee County with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

He leaves his wife Mrs. Verenda Allen; a son, James H. Allen, of Memphis; four daughters, Mrs. Gandy of Plantersville, Miss., Jewel Whitlock of Okolona, Ms. and Mrs. Rush Nicholson of

Tupelo and Mrs. Helen Ledbetter of Memphis; two brothers Millard Allen of Jackson, Tenn., and Robert H. Allen of Glen, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Johns of Corinth, and N. E. Neeley of Bond, Tx. 13 grandchildren, and 20 great children.

Pallbearers were Joe Allen Gandy, Ted Gandy, Billy Whitlock, Sidney Whitlock, Jimmy Nicholson and J. L Gore.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – 1964

 

THELMA ALLEN

CORINTH - Thelma Ruth Allen, 68, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Private services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Allen of Corinth; a son, Dusty Allen of Corinth; a brother, Elmer James of Booneville; four sisters, Hurtleen McAnally of Iuka, Frances McAnally of Holcut, Edna Moss of Belmont and Josephine McVey of Booneville; one grandchild, Brady Allen of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruth Skinner James; and two brothers, Temple James and Boyce James.

Visitation for family and close friends will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church building fund.

 

EMMY ALLEN

BOONEVILLE ‑ Verendia "Emmy" Cain Allen, 89, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a home­maker and a member of the Pentecostal church.

            Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Emmanuel Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jimmy Hicks officiating. Bur­ial will be in Cain n s Chapel Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one niece, Helen George Sumners and her husband, John, of Montgomery, Ala.; two nephews. Henry L George and his wife, Glennice, and Billy Gillespie and his wife, Jane, all of Booneville two great‑nieces. Camille Gillespie Warlick and Shea Summers; foul great‑nephews, Grant Gillespie, Gre­gory George, Scott Summers and Tanner Sumners

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney W. Allen, and Me sisters, Ruby Gillespie and Thelma George.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Cain, Keith Vuncannon, Scott Sumners, Gregory George, Grant Gillespie and Tanner Sumners.

Visitation will continue until 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

W. S. ALLEN

THE BALDWYN INDICATOR

Vol. 2  April 21, 1899 No. 40

Death of W. S. Allen

Last week we noted that Spencer Allen was nearing life's end. Monday evening the summons came, and the spirit flew away to the Master who gave it. He was about 62 years old and for the past twenty years has been a familiar figure on the streets of Baldwyn, sitting in his chair, calmly smoking and perhaps dreaming of the happy days of his boyhood, when he was free from affliction. He was born in Virginia and came to this county with his parents in December, 1839, when quite young. At the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted as a Private in the Mississippi Regiment, Co. E. Calhoun Guards. Afterwards he was selected First Lieutenant, and later was elected Captain. He was wounded at the battle of Sharpsburg, which caused the loss of a leg. For twenty years he has suffered other afflictions which kept increasing in severity until the end, causing him untold agony, yet he bore them patiently, and was, when not undergoing suffering, always jovial and pleasant, with a cheerful word for everyone that passed. He was a member of the Christian Church for many years before his death, and when not detained by providential hindrances, was always in his accustomed seat when services were held to the bereaved relatives and friends we extend our sincerest sympathies.

J. C. Kincannon of Verona has announced as Candidate for Railroad Commissioner. Clayton is one of our Lee County boys of whom we all feel justly proud. Honest, capable and efficient, coupled with the fact that he is a true, courteous, polished gentleman, makes him peculiarly fitted for the custodian of the people's money. Should he be elected we are sure he will give his best effort towards managing the affairs of the office in a manner satisfactory to the people of the entire state.

 

JOHN ALLISON

Services For John Allison Held Sunday

Funeral services for John Allison of Magnolia Drive, Booneville were conducted Sunday afternoon in the New Bethel Baptist Church at Belmont with Bros. H. O. Sparks, C. L. Seagers and J. C. Cook officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Allison passed away Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Northeast Miss. Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Savannah, Tenn., and had spent the past 57 years in Belmont. Mr. Allison, a member of the New Bethel Church, was a retired farmer. He was 91.

He leaves three daughters, Mrs. L. A. Slayton and Mrs. Edna Russell of Booneville and Mrs. E. L. Borden of Tishomingo; a brother, Jasper Allison of Haleyville, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Cosby of Allsbore, Ala.; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday 11 June 1964

 

LEON ALLRED

BOONEVILLE - Gordon Leon Allred, 80, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Lee County. He was a self-employed automobile mechanic and a member of Emmanuel United Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and going to junk sales and auctions.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Lambert and Bro. Jimmy Childers officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Ruth Reece Allred, whom he married March 2, 1946; a son, Larry Allred and wife, Janice, of Booneville; five daughters, Sylvia Oldham and husband, Ronnie, of Florence, Ala., Edith Moore, Dorthy Dykes and husband, Jerry, all of Booneville, Linda Mayben and husband, Bill, of Tremont, and Brenda Hogue of Corinth; a brother, Henry Allred and wife, Leaner, of Lepanto, Ark.; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; special friends and caregivers, Cathie, Mary, Linda and Samuel of Heritage Hospice, and Joe Shaw.

He was preceded in dath by a brother, Uburn Allred; a sister, Lear Griffith; two grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Harold Moore.

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Moore, Dewayne Hogue, Bobby Lynn Allred, David Hogue, Terry Allred, Elvis Allred and Jeffrey Allred.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Leonard Pratt, Kevin Strickland, J.T. Beard and Perry Edge.

 

HUGH THOMAS "HUGHBO" ALLRED

Hugh Thomas "Hughbo" Allred, 91, of New Albany, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 14.

Burial was in Glenfield Memorial Park.

Local survivors include a daughter, Joyce Peters of Baldwyn.

 

 

JOHNNY DEE ALLRED

            Johnny Dee Allred, 69, of Amory, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Gibson Gen­eral Hospital in Trenton, Tenn.

            Funeral ser­vices were held Thursday, March 22. Burial was in Hatley Cemetery.

            Local survivors include a daughter, Carla K. Stevens of Booneville.

 

 

LORA ALLRED

BALDWYN ‑ Lora Bell Allred, 82, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at the Life Care Center in Bruce­ton, Tenn. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Martin Jacks officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Gardens in Booneville.

Survivors include one daughter, Oneta Brackeen of Guntown; three sisters, Flora Crafton of Corinth, Mae Conway of Pickers and Ora Warren of Osceola, Ark.; one brother. Duel Strawbridge at West Memphis. Ark., two grand­children, Jennie Lansdell and Wayne Brockport: four great-grandchildren, Brett Lansdell, Courtney Brackeen, Chris Brack­een and Charlie Brackeen.

Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

 

LAURA ALVARDO

CORINTH - Laura Kemp Alvardo, 35, died Monday, May 17, 2004, in Dallas, Texas. She was a fashion hair designer and the owner of Let's Face It in Dallas.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Henry Cemetery with Bro. Dennis Smith officiating. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Clarice Keller Kemp, her father, David O. Kemp, and her stepmother, Linda Leathers Kemp, all of Dallas; a brother, Howard K. Kemp II of Dallas; two sisters, E. Rebecca Kemp and Keri D. Bishop of Dallas; a nephew, Landon B. Cepeds of Dallas; her grandmothers, Cecilia Keller of Bolivar, Tenn., and Lois L. Kemp Stoddard of Corinth; two uncles, Robert E. Keller and wife, Melody, of Memphis, and Louis H. Kemp and wife, Carolyn, of Corinth.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

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