HAZEL BABB

CORINTH - Hazel Gann Babb, 93, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Whitfield Nursing Facility. She was born March 2, 1910. She was a member of the Box Chapel United Methodist Church for 80 years. She participated in all church activities and especially enjoyed the quilting group. Her favorite hobby was gardening and flowers.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Smith Whiteside and the Rev. J. G. Babb officiating. Burial will be in the Box Chapel Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Welch Babb of Corinth; one son, Donald Welch and his wife, Kitty, of Huntsville, Ala.; two daughters, Marie Martin and her husband, Ronald, of Nashville, Tenn., and Glenda Andrews and her husband, John, of Corinth; one brother, James Gann of Corinth; one sister, Ann Harwell of Corinth; 10 grandchildren, Rodney Martin, Cindy Simon, Missy Clenderen, Donald Babb Jr., Daniel Babb, Savannah Babb, Kim Rhodes, Amy Bright, Debbie Whitley and Greg Babb; 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robin Babb; a grandson, Robbie Babb; and a sister, Noreen Hammett.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

WELSH BABB

CORINTH - Welsh Babb, 95, died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at his home in Corinth. A lifelong resident of Alcorn County, he was born Oct. 11, 1909, to Joseph and Lucy Meeks Babb. He was a retired trainmaster for GM&O Railroad. After retiring, he was a cattle farmer. He was an active member of Box Chapel United Methodist Church for many years, serving on numerous boards and committees. He was a member of Corinth Lodge No. 116, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, a Scottish Rite and a York Rite.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Chapel with Bro. Kyle Ivy officiating. Burial will be in Box Chapel United Methodist Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Donald Welch and wife, Kitty, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two daughters, Marie Martin and husband, Ronald, of Nashville, Tenn., and Glenda Andrews and husband, John, of Corinth; grandchildren, Rodney Martin, Cindy Simon, Missy Clenderen, Donald Babb Jr., Daniel Babb, Savannah Babb, Kim Rhodes, Amy Bright and Debbie Whitley; 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Gann Babb; a son, Robbin Babb; a grandson, Robbie Babb; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Babb, Donald Babb Jr., Jim Rhodes, Darren Bright, Lane Martin and Sanford Whitehurst.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

MARY ROSE BACHI

IUKA - Mary Rose Hulpa Bachi, 82, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at her home. She was born June 19, 1922, in Whiting, Ind. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. She enjoyed stitching, crocheting, card games, reading, church activities, and spending time with her family. She was blessed to have many dear friends who were a special comfort to her.

Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Danny Bell officiating.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Victor Bachi; three daughters, Sandra Wilson and husband, Thomas, of Iuka, Nancy Moore and husband, Arthur, of Waukesha, Wis., and Linda Walker and husband, James, of Glendale Heights, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Dawn Austgen and Craig Wilson, and a great-grandchild, Mackenzie Walker.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to service time today.

 

AUDREY BAGGETT

BOONVILLE - Audrey Joan Chapman Baggett, 43, died Wednesday, Sept. 18 2002, at her home in Booneville. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today a Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dewayne Morgan officiating. Burin will be in Criswell Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Baggett; a son, Joel Chapman of Blue Mountain; five sisters, Patricia Mullin of Ripley, Sarah Clark of Booneville, Rejetta Jumper of Dry Creek, Nad, Wilbanks of Falkner and Wanda Green of New Site; four brothers, Gerald Char man of Stockton, Calif., Rayburn Chapman of Corinth, Dennis Chapman of Ripley and C. R. Chapman of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by he parents, John Chapman and Ora Mauney Chapman.

 

 

BUTCH BAGGETT

CORINTH - Butch Baggett, 57, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at his home. He was a retired employee of King Manufacturing Company and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Susie Baggett of Corinth; a son, Ronnie Baggett of Corinth; two daughters, Tammy Lynn Baggett, and Angela Lynn Smith and husband, Travis, all of Corinth; two brothers, Richard Williams and Jimmy Williams, both of Corinth; five grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Bryson Smith, Isaac Smith, Chelsi Baggett and R. J. Baggett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ethel Baggett, and a brother, Arthur Joe Baggett.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today.

 

 

CULLEN A. BAGGETT

JUMPERTOWN ‑ Cullen A. Baggett died Tuesday, April 2, 2001, at the V. A. Regional Medical Center in Memphis after a brief ill­ness. He was a farmer and a Baptist. He was a U. S. Amy veter­an of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post in Booneville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday al McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. W. C. Alexander officiating and Bro. Mark Anderson assisting. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery No. 2 with military honors.

Survivors include four daugh­ters, Diane Wilbanks and her hus­band, Travis, and Marry Home and her husband, Stacy Hall, all of Corinth, and Name Reed and her friend, Dennis Johnson. and Eva Houston and her husband, Carey, all of Jumpertown; two sisters, Elley Baggett of Jumpertown and Opal Bagged of Hightown; two brothers, Reace Bagged of Booneville and Oliver Baggett of Jumpertown, six grandchildren, Dana Smith, Lana Eaton, Shane Steen, Justin Berry, Shannon Phillips and Doug Houston; two great‑grandchildren, Stegan Smith and Laken Eaton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Denny Wren Baggett; his par­ents, George and Luddie Morrow Bagged: two brothers, Hollis Baggett and Joel Bagged and a sister, Etta Baggett.

Pallbearers will be Bill McCoy, Junior Stroupe, Ellis Thornton, Glen Green, Walter Barbour, Gene Strope, Bobby Loyd Wren and Hollis Green.

Honorary pallbearers will be Louie Eaton, Ray Jr. Crew and Robert Clark.

Visitation will be from 2 to 10 p.m. today and until service time Thursday.

 

 

ELLEY BAGGETT

Elley Dean Baggett, 96, of Jumpertown, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at the Tippah County Hospital after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial was in Antioch #2 Cemetery.

Ms. Baggett was a homemaker and a member o Antioch #2 Baptist Church.

She is survived by one sister, Opal Baggett o Hightown; two brothers, Reece Baggett o Booneville and Oliver Baggett of Jumpertown; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hollis, Joel and Cullen; and a sister, Etta.

Pallbearers were Justin Berry, Shane Steen, Charles Eaton, Phillip Meredith, Johnny Meredith and Ronnie Baggett.

 

M. W. BAGGETT

CORINTH - Marcus Willard "M. W." Baggett, 78, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a life member of the American Legion Post No. 6 40&8, and a life member and past commander of the VFW. He was retired police chief, serving from 1978-1982, and a member of the Retired Police Officer's Club. He was a carpenter and a past member of the Corinth Pistol Team. He enjoyed reading, watching ball games, and spending time in his yard with his buddy, Matthew Bobo. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Pete Wooley and the Rev. Trent Netherly officiating. Mike Shipman will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marie Jones Baggett of Corinth; two daughters, Meleesa Baggett Jolly and her husband, Terell, and Mitzi Baggett Wallin and her husband, Melvin, all of Corinth; a brother, Bilbo "Short" Baggett of Jumpertown; four grandchildren, Mark Hoover, Chad Jolly, Jared Wallin and Tyler Wallin, all of Corinth; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Alfred Baggett; his mother, Mary Magdeline Shelton Baggett; a daughter, Marcia Baggett Hoover; four brothers, Joe, Daniel, Dewitt and Autry Baggett; and three sisters, Gladys Lancaster, Hazel Lancaster and Mamie Latch.

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

 

 

MILDRED BAGGETT

BOONEVILLE - Mildred Louise Baggett, 75, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a long illness. She was born June 9, 1928, to Mr. and Mrs. Pellan Griffin Hayes in Kossuth. She married Lee Autry Baggett on Oct. 7, 1944, and was married 51 before his death. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She enjoyed being with her family, walking her dogs, working in the yard and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hills Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Blackland. Salts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Louise Morgan of Booneville, Phyllis Marie Horton and husband, Randolph, of Jumpertown, Peggy Sue Franks of Baldwyn, and Linda Elaine Hammac and husband, Edward, of Booneville; two sons, Bruce Carroll of Thrasher and Randy Lee Baggett of Haleyville, Ala.; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

 

JAKE BAGGETT

BOONEVILLE - Oliver Stanford "Jake" Baggett, 87, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a long illness. He was born March 19, 1918, in Prentiss County to George and Ludie Morrow Baggett. He was a Baptist and a retired farmer. He enjoyed fishing and visiting with family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scotty Downs officiating. Burial will be in Antioch No. 2 Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Baggett of Jumpertown and Bobby Baggett of Ramer, Tenn.; a sister, Opal Baggett of Rienzi; a brother, Reece Baggett of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elley Baggett and Etta Baggett; and three brothers, Cullen Baggett, Joel Baggett and Hollis Baggett.

Pallbearers will be Carey Houston, Dennis Johnson, Travis Wilbanks, Ray Shelton, Rickey Cartwright and Orbre Eaton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Houston, Justin Berry, Rickey Shelton, Stegan Smith, Matt Smith and Ronnie Baggett.

 

VERA C. BAGGETT

BOONEVILLE ‑ Vera C. Baggett, 84, died Wednesday. Oct. 4, 2000, at the Alcorn Care Inn in Corinth after a long illness. She was the Jumper­town Community News correspon­dent for the Banner Independent newspaper. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Jumper­town United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jumpertown United Methodist Church with Bro Mark Anderson and Ronnie Sweeney officiating. The eulogy will be by Mae Dean Lambert. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Bil­bo Bagged, one daughter, Noll Car­nal of Corinth; one son, Kenneth Michael of Jumpertown; one daugh­ter‑in‑law, Barbara Michael; one stepdaughter, Pat Green, and her husband, John, of Clinton; five grandchildren: nine great‑grandchil­dren.

Pallbearers will be M. W. Bagger, Bud Green, Buddy Wells, Gary Eng­lish, Howard Smart and Hansel Smart.

Visitation will continue until noon today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

 

ANITA BAILEY

BOONEVILLE - Anita Yvonne Hall Bailey, 46, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born July 30, 1958, in New Albany to Milburn Roy Hall and Eula Lee Windham Hall. She was an EMT for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was a member of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Sonny Smith and the Rev. Jody Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park.

Survivors include her mother, Eula Lee Windham Hall of New Albany; two daughters, Rachel Inez Lee Smith of New Albany and Brandy Marie McClellan; three brothers, David Hall and wife, Caren, and John Hall, all of New Albany, and Scott Hall and wife, Debbie, of Hopkinsville, Ky.; two grandchildren, Brandy Scott Smith and Alexander Dane Willis.

She was preceded in death by her father, Milburn Roy Hall.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Hall, Chris Palmer, Phillip Hall, Justin Rollins, Dewey Davidson and Cary Hamblin.

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

 

BOBBY WAYNE BAILEY

Bobby Wayne Bailey, 61, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at his residence in Tishomingo, Ms.  He was a member of Tishomingo Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by his father, O. W. Bailey and a granddaughter, Iva Katherine Northington.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his mother, Stella Mae Bailey; his wife, Betty Bailey, both of Tishomingo, Ms.; 3 daughters, Brenda Bailey of Memphis, Tn., Debra Northington, Gattman, Ms, Deedra Bailey, Tishomingo, Ms; 3 brothers Billy Bailey, Jimmy Bailey, Lynell Bailey all of Tishomingo, Ms; 1 sister, Caroline McVay, Tishomingo, Ms; 5 grandchildren Andrea McNeese, Brooke Northington, Keisha Northington, Hannah Northington, and John-Michael Northington.

Visitation will be 4-9 Thursday, June 8, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home.

Funeral will be 3 pm Friday, June 9, 2000 at the Tishomingo Church of Christ.  Burial will be in South Crossroads Cemetery.

 

 

CHARLES WILLIAM BAILEY

Charles William Bailey, 81, of Booneville, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after several months of illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 6, Burial was in New Chapel Cemetery in Itawamba County.

Local survivors include his wife, Eloise Patterson Bailey of Booneville; and a daughter, Charlette Williams of Booneville.

 

JERRY G. BAILEY

Jerry G. Bailey, 45, of Burton, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at his residence.

Services were Monday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Tishomingo with Bro. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial was in Forrest Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bailey was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Tishomingo.

He is survived by his mother, Ruthie Mile Bailey of Burton; a son, Jeremy Bailey of Lexington, Tenn.; one daughter. Theresa Bailey of Lexington, Tenn.: their mother. Patricia Dale Bailey of Lexington, Tenn.; two sisters, Anita Bailey and tier husband, J. D. Maxwell of Cherokee, Ala., and Carolyn D. Bailey and her husband, Ma shall Puckett of Destin, Fla.: and one grandchild, Ally Deloach.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Harris, Danny Smith, Eddie Ferguson, Marty Ferguson, Jerry Taylor, Mark Brimingham and J. D. Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers were William A. Champion and Leonard F. Champion.

Memorials may be made to the North Mississippi Medical Center for Liver or Cancer Research.

 

RICHARD BAILEY

CORINTH - Richard Bailey, 65, died Monday, March 3, 2003, at his home. He was of a nondenominational faith. He enjoyed driving and watching sports, and he loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with Bro. Gent Dotson officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Marie Bailey of Corinth; a brother, retired Major Terry Bailey of Mobile, Ala.; eight sisters, Kathy Shields, Lynn Crumby and husband, Mike, Patricia McMeans, Mary Stebbins and friend, Tony Ticken, and Sheila Dotson and husband, Jimmy, all of Corinth, Tina Brayerman and husband, Michael, of Stanford, Conn., Debbie Leatherwood and husband, Jeff Treece, of Glen, and Dee Richardson and husband, Dwayne, of Jacinto; a brother-in-law, Charlie Lindsey of Corinth; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Kate Bailey.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

 

AZALEE BAIN

BURNSVILLE - Azalee Bain, 84, died Wednesday, June 7, 1989, at the Tishomingo County Hospital in Iuka. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lovejoy Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Paul Feltman and the Rev. R. H. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Lee Bain of Burnsville; two sons, Thurston Bain of Burnsville, Billy Bain of Glen; four daughters, Betty Wasson of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Dale Bain of Glen, Patsy Hardwick and Peggy Hardwick, both of Burnsville; one brother, L. C. Wamsley of Glen: two sisters, Frances Burcham of Rienzi. Elva Sitton of Corinth; 24 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

 

BUDDY BAIN

Funeral Services For Mr. Buddy Bain Hubert E. "Buddy" Bain, 74, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an illness of one week. He was born July 27, 1922, in the Shiloh Community of Itawamba County. He was the son of the late Walter and Dora Strange Bain. He moved from Corinth to Lee County in 1977, where he and his wife Kay became hosts of the popular Mornin Show on WTVA. He was in the entertainment business most of his adult life. He had appeared on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and the famous Renfro Valley Barn Dance in 1948. He was a former radio disc jockey in Corinth and had appeared as a guest on the Hee Haw Show. He was a personal friend to such legendary entertainers as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison, He and Kay had completed 19 years on the Mornin Show. He was a member of the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Club and was an honorary member of several various civic and philanthropic organizations. He was an active member of the West Jackson Street Baptist Church. He was the last survivor of 10 siblings.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the West Jackson Street Baptist Church with Bro. Bert Harper and Tommy Vinson officiating. Burial followed in Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Lee Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Bain of Tupelo; one daughter, Maria Bain Perigan and her husband, Tim, of Baldwyn; one son, Tony Bain and his wife, Tracy, of Columbus; four grandchildren, Brandy Bain, Christin Taylor Bain, Clint Haley and Erin Haley; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Mark Ledbetter, Frank Spain, Paul Cunningham, Charlie McDaniel, Eddie Bond, Travis Little, Rob Gardener and Terry Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were the Charles Sheffield Sunday School Class at West Jackson Baptist Church and all employees of WTVA.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1134 Tupelo, MS 38801, the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS, 39236, or the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 396, Verona, MS 38879.

 

FLORA LEE BAIN

HATTIESBURG - Flora Lee Bain, 82, formerly of Corinth, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Forrest General Hospital. She had lived in Hattiesburg since 1965. She was the founding assistant dean of the University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing. She received a B. S. degree from the University of Mississippi and a master's degree from Peabody College. She continued her education through USM.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Warren Jones and Dr. Donald Cotton officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Betty Bain Wammack and husband, J. C., of Corinth, and Mavis Bain Martin of Guntown; nieces and nephews, Phil, Don and Ted Wammack, Billie Meeks and husband, Harvey, Connie Robinson and husband, Doug, and Lisa Martin Bryne; a very good friend, Juanita Woods.

Visitation will follow the service.

Memorials may be made to the Flora Bain Nursing Scholarship, University of Southern Mississippi, Harty Street, Hattiesburg MS 39401.

 

ILENE BAIN

CORINTH - Ilene Lambert Bain, 81, formerly of Biggersville, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at the County Cottage Assisted Living Facility. She was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Booneville. She was married to the late Marvin Bain. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was well known for her delicious food and sometimes known as The Domestic Engineer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Warren Jones and the Rev. Merle Dixon officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles M. and Jewel Bain and Jerome and Johnnie Bain, all of Corinth; three daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and David Turner, Martha and Bobby Roberts and Mary and Ricky Newcomb all of Corinth; her special friend, Johnnie McCord; 11 grandchildren, Bryan Bain, Beverly Ligon, Nikki Bain, Robin Turner, Karen Reader, Courtney Bain, April Bain, Melanie Bain, Ethan Bain, Carley Roberts and Lyndsey Newcomb; six great-grandchildren, Adrinna Ligon, Kyle Bain, Melissa Work, Caleb Ligon, Josh Harvey and Elizabeth Harvey.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Bain, Kyle Bain, Josh Harvey, Billy Dean Lambert, Hoyle Lambert and Fulon Lambert.

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

Memorials may be made to the Heritage Hospice, 1801 S. Harper Road, Box 24, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

THURSTON BAIN

BURNSVILLE - Henry Thurston Bain, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a retired employee of Corinth Machinery Company and a 2nd District election commissioner. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Love Joy Baptist Church. He enjoyed talking with everyone he met, gardening and the outdoors, and he loved his family.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Elder George Cecil Woodruff and Bro. Jimmy Wallis officiating. Burial will be in Love Joy Baptist Church Cemetery. General William Huff will present the American flag to his wife at the close of the service.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Louise Woodruff Bain of Burnsville; three sons, Roger Bain and wife, Peggy, of Corinth, and Jimmy Bain, and Tommy Bain and wife, Patricia, all of Burnsville; a daughter, Deanna Grisham and husband, Wayne, of Corinth; two brothers, Billy Bain and wife, Sue, of Glen, and Dale Bennett Bain and wife, Retha, of Burnsville; three sisters, Betty Wasson Harvey of Pensacola, Fla., and Patsy Hardwick and husband, Gene, and Peggy Hardwick and husband, Tommy, all of Burnsville; nine grandchildren, Charlette Foster and husband, Rick, Christy McKee and husband, Jr., Dale Bain and wife, Debra, Ben Grisham and wife, Ashley, and Chris Grisham and wife, Angie, all of Corinth, Daphne Coln and husband, Terry, of Glen, Dena Bain of Burnsville, Hope Bain of Vail, Colo., and Nick Bain and wife, Leslai, of Ridgeland; seven great-grandchildren, Toni Steele, Trae Bain, Katie Foster, Gwyn Foster and Sydney Blair Grisham, all of Corinth, and Jay Coln and Nick Coln, both of Glen; several nieces and nephews.

His grandsons and great-grandsons will be pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Alcorn County election commissioners.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Judy Davis, 6508 Shiloh Road, Corinth MS 38834.

 

JAMES EDWARD BAIN

Burial Services For Mr. Edward Bain

James Edward Bain, 72, died Monday, December 1, 1997, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was a Baptist and a veteran of World War II.

Services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Love Joy Baptist Church of Burnsville. Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Corinth was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Cleo Bain of Cairo; two sons, Wayne Bain and his wife, Donna, and Dennis Bain, all of Cairo; two daughters, Theresa Ligon and her husband, Terry, of Burnsville, and Charlotte Massengill and her husband, Mackie, of Cairo; one brother, L. C. Bain and his wife, Loraine, of Bradley, Ill.; two sisters, Thelma Haynie and her husband, Dalton, of Lafayette, Ga., and Allie Mae Wright of Chickamauga, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Michelle Grimes, James Bain, Deanna Bain, Rayann Massengill, Dustin Bain, Michael Massengill and Melissa Massengill; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Pearly Bain, and a brother, Farris Bain.

 

 

MITCHELL BAIN

James Mitchell Bain, 79, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Sunday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Showdown Church of Christ with Minister Jim Archer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Salts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bain was a retired employee of the Forestry Commission and Kimberly Clark of Memphis. He was a decorated World War II veteran, receiving the Purple Heart. He was a member of Showdown Church of Christ.

He is survived by two sons, Rickey Dale Bain and James "Jim" Bain, both of Booneville; one brother, J. C. Barn of Alcorn County; two grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

 

 

RUBY BAIN

BOONEVILLE ‑ Ruby Jane Wilson Bain, 77, died Monday, April 12, 1999 at Baptist East Memorial Hos­pital in Memphis. Stir; was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County. She was a retired homemaker and industrial worker, having worked last at the Tishomingo Shoe Company. She was an active member of the Snow­down Church of Christ. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and sewing.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Snowdown Church of Christ with Minister Jim Archer and Minister Gene Thornton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Salts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Mitchell Bain of Booneville; two sons, Ricky Bain , and Jim Bain and his wife, Emily, all of Booneville, two sisters, Daisey Thornburg of Iuka, and Nina Frost of Booneville; three brothers, Dan Wilson and Ed Wilson, both of Booneville, and James Wil­son of Tuscumbia, Ala.; two grand­children.

The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. today.

 

 

JIM BAINBRIDGE

DECATUR, Ga. - James Leo "Jim" Bainbridge, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Piedmont Hospital after a long illness. He was born April 11, 1922, and reared in Weiser, Idaho. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in July 1940, He served on the USS Mississippi, USS Chevalier, USS Adopt and USS Friske; at NTS in San Diego; and PSC USNB at Bremerton, Wash. He was honorably discharged in August 1946, He received many honors during his service, including the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, American Defense Medal-Bronze A, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the European African ME Area Campaign Medal. He served in the United States Navy Reserve until August 1954,

After his military service, he attended the University of Idaho, graduating in 1953 with a B. S. degree in civil engineering. He then began a 46-year career with the National Park Service. He began with the National Park Service in Alaska in 1949, He worked in several western and Midwestern states; as Chief of Operations in the regional office in Atlanta; and as park superintendent of the Natchez Trace Parkway, headquartered in Tupelo, for 10 years. He was instrumental in extending the Natchez Trace to its current end in Nashville. He retired from the National Park Service on Nov. 30, 1990,

A private graveside service was held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville, Ga. H. M. Patterson and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Edith Louise Wickham Bainbridge of Decatur, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Neil and Kim Yarrington of New Albany; a granddaughter, Charlotte Louise Yarrington of New Albany; a sister, Barbara Chaffin of Boise, Idaho.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local Humane Society.

 

CHARLIE BAKER

GUNTOWN - Charles D. Baker, 66, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at his residence. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the U. S. Navy with over 23 years of service. He was employed with Sackner and was a Methodist.

Services will be at 5 p.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Baker of Guntown; one son, James Baker of Natchez; one stepdaughter, Melinda Hester and James of New Site; three stepsons, Johnny Fugitt and Jeffery Fugitt, both of Booneville, and Michael Fugitt of Guntown; one grandchild, Matthew Baker of Natchez; two step grandchildren, Joshua and Macayla Hester of New Site.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

 

MARY ANN BALDWIN

JACKSON, Tenn. - A memorial service for Mary Ann Shipman Baldwin, 64, is set for 7 tonight at Magnolia Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Den­nis Smith offi­ating and Charlie Browning delivering the eulogy.

Mrs. Baldwin died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Forest Cove Manor in Jackson, Tenn. The member of First Baptist Church loved her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Shipman and Vera Milender Shipman; one brother, Emery Shipman; and two sisters, Peggy Shipman and Earlene Shipman Cook.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Charles Baldwin of Corinth; two sons, Charles Anthony "Tony" Baldwin and his wife, Kristy, of Canton and Richard David "Ricky" Baldwin and his wife, Theresa, of Appamattox, Va.; one daughter, Sheri Baldwin Kohler and her husband, Steve, of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren, Erika Kohler, Andy Kohler, Billy Kohler, Melissa Baldwin and Mary Baldwin; two brothers, Marcus Shipman and his wife, Nyla, of Kossuth and Jerry Shipman and his wife, Marie, of Corinth; three sisters, Betty Sue Gant and her husband, Bo, of Congerville, Ill., and Ollie Shipman and Dorothy Whitehurst and her husband, Sanford, all of Corinth; and one sister-in-law, Hilda Shipman of Corinth.

Memorials may be made to the Anatomy Bequest Program, First Baptist Church or Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.

Visitation is set for 4-7 this evening at Magnolia Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Hugh L. Dixon; one step­son, Donnie Dixon and his wife, Elaine, of Walnut; three daughters, Johnnie "Opal" Irvin of Corinth, Charlene Jones of Booneville and Rebecca "Becky" Nichols and her husband, Wilber, of Corinth; two stepdaughters, Sonja Barnes and Judy Fiveash, both of Corinth; two brothers, Joe Callins of Mark Tree, Ark., and Charles Callins of Olive Branch; four sisters, Emma Nell Pipes of Savannah, Tenn., Johnnie Burns of Corinth, Lessie Paulie of Southaven and Jean Derryberry of Memphis, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Harold Irvin Jr., Tim Irvin, Jeff Jones, Jessie Jones, Dewayne Tullis and Greg Dixon.

Visitation is from 5-9 this evening and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at Corinthian Funeral Home.

 

MARY J. BALDWIN

CORINTH - Mary J. Dodds Baldwin, 73, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at the McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. She was a member of Fraleys Chapel Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Doyle officiating. Burial will be in the Fraleys Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Diane Ramer and husband, Billy, of Ramer, Tenn.; three brothers, James Dodds and wife, Katie, Clifford Dodds and Harry Dodds, all of Corinth; one sister, Janeva Harwell and husband, Neal, of Iuka; three grandchildren, Richie Hilburn and Vanessa Fortune, both of Ramer, Tenn., and Amanda Gray of Corinth; two great-grandchildren, Colton and Alyssa Fortune.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Prentiss Albert Baldwin; her parents, Lonnie and Ruth Pearl O'Kelly Dodds; two sons, Donald Ray and Dennis Roy Baldwin; four sisters, Juanita Carmack, Captala Lovett, Sally Wilbanks and Peggy Reeves.

 

NELSON BALDWIN

Nelson Baldwin, 74, of Booneville, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1988, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Booneville with Dr. Bill Duncan and the Rev. Tom Rayburn officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery. Baldwin Funeral Home in Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.

Pall bears were Malvin Baldwin, Keates Baldwin, Thomas Duke, Elbert Boatner, Larry Baldwin and Jim Baldwin. His Sunday School class was honorary pall bearers.

Mr. Baldwin was a retired employee of Prentiss Manufacturing Company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville.

He is survived by his wife, Vena Baldwin; one daughter, Mrs. Sharon Geno of Booneville; one son, Gayle Baldwin of Booneville; one sister, Viola Wright of Hicksville, Ohio; one brother, Theron Baldwin of Pontotoc; and three grandchildren.

 

HERBERT BALLARD

IUKA - Herbert Ballard, 86, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at his home. He was a member of Old Pleasant Hill Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a brick mason for 52 years and a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local No. 20 in Waukegan, Ill. He enjoyed music and dancing.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Donnie Bobo officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Loren Ballard of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; three daughters, Nellie Ballard of Chicago, Angie Freeman of Dalton, Ga., and Betty Harden of Red Bay, Ala.; a sister, Alma Hastings of Golden; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Girttrue Ballard; his parents, George and Nettie Ballard; and two brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the donor's choice.

 

JOHN EDWIN BALLARD

J. E. Ballard Rites To Be Held Friday

John Edwin Ballard who owned and operated the Ballard Radio and Television Service in Booneville for a number of years passed away Wednesday morning in the Northeast Mississippi Hospital following an illness of three months.

Mr. Ballard was born in Jackson, Tenn., and had lived in Texas, Oklahoma; Tupelo; and Booneville. .He was a member of the Baptist Church and was 58 years of age.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Roby officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

He leaves his wife Mrs. Ann McDonald Ballard, and a son, John Garry Ballard, of Booneville.

 

REV. WALTER C. BALLARD

BATESVILLE - The Rev. Walter C. Ballard, 78, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 3, 1926, in St. Joseph, La., to C.C. and Lenora Russell Ballard. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the minister for Pharsalia Baptist Church. He was the former director of Baptist Association Missions for Panola County and Tishomingo County. He was a prison chaplain at Parchman, a volunteer chaplain at the Baptist Hospice and Home Health, and North Mississippi Hospice of Oxford. He was a volunteer for missions at home and several countries outside the United States. He was a member of the Civitan Club.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Sanford, the Rev. Ray Legge and the Rev. Gerald Walker officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Wilson Ballard of Batesville; two sons, Phillip Ballard of Ridgeland and Gerald Ballard of Batesville; two daughters, Linda Ballard McCreary of Ripley and Sharon Ballard Woods of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Shirley Ballard McDaniel of Newellton, La., Ola Mae Ballard Kelley of Tatum, Texas, and Betty Ballard Walton of Elm Grove, La.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, Walter E. Ballard.

Memorials may be made to the North Mississippi Hospice of Oxford or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

EVA BANDY

CORINTH - Eva Butler Lassiter Bandy, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at the Alcorn County Rehab Facility. She was a Baptist and was a graduate of Gift High School. She lived at the Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka for two and a half years before moving to Alcorn Rehab.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Gary Lassiter of Corinth; one daughter, Greta Dickerson and her husband, Don, of Corinth; four grandchildren, Scott Lassiter and wife, Heather, of Corinth, Dr. Ginger Dickerson of Charlotte, N.C., Todd Hurley Dickerson of Sofia, Bulgaria, and Amy Taylor and husband, William, of Columbus, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Trinity Lassiter and Autumn Rain Lassiter.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Bynum Lassiter and James William Bandy; her parents, George Melvin and Maude Burns Butler; her stepfather, James Franklin Hurley; two brothers, Bruce Butler and Everett Butler.

Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews.

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

Memorials may be made to the Tuscumbia Baptist Church.

 

ROSCOE R. BANE & MRS. MADGLINE SMITH BANE

Roscoe R. Bane, 82, of 201 Jacinto Road, Booneville, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1985, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis after a brief illness. His wife, Mrs. Madgline Smith Bane, 78, died Friday, Nov. 8, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services for the couple were held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Bane were Methodists. He was a retired employee of Prentiss Manufacturing. Mrs. Bane was a housewife.

They are survived by two sons, Bob Bane of Memphis and Walter (Sonny) Bane of Booneville; two daughters, Wanda McCuiston and Wilda Fugitt, both of Booneville; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Bane is also survived by a brother, Billy Bane of Memphis.

Mrs. Bane is also survived by a brother, Victor Smith of Austin, Texas; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Bet Gullett of Booneville.

 

J.C. BARBER SR.

MARIETTA - James Calvin "J.C." Barber Sr., 87, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at the North Miss. Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Potts Camp to the late Burnnie Calvin and Audra Garrett Barber. He was a farmer and a member of the Little Creek Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Little Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Higgins and Bro. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Rest Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Rose Owens of Verona, Johnnie Carter and husband, Ralph, of Potts Camp, Hazel Harris of Marietta, and Loyce Holley and husband, Jamie, of Booneville; three sons, Calvin Barber and wife, Joyce Dean, of Marietta, Boyce Barber and wife, Joyce, of Booneville, and James C. Barber Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Iuka; two sisters, Bertie Staples of Charleston, Mo., and Rose Bissell of Nashville, Ark.; one brother, Richard Barber of Russellville, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Taylor Barber; three sisters, Flora Brock, Ruth McClanahan and Grant Varnes; two brothers, Dennis Barber and Joseph Barber.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Jim Barber, Ralph Carter, Joe Carter, William Harris, Michael Barber, Brad Holley, Derek Barber and his great-grandson, Ronnie Johnson.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services today.

 

CECIL BARBER

BALDWYN - Cecil Forrest Barber, 92, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. He was born Oct. 30, 1912, to the late Euclid L. and Ada Epting Barber. He was a lifelong resident of the Pratt community and an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Baldwyn. He was a retired farmer and former member of the ASC of Lee County. He enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Robert McCoy and Bro. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Clytee Crabb Barber of Baldwyn; one son, Forrest Houston Barber and wife, Michele, of Baldwyn; his grandchildren, Tiffani Barber Keyes and Mark and Greg Barber and Tracy, all of Baldwyn, and Todd Barber of Washington, D.C.; eight great-grandchildren; a nephew, Tony Barber of Verona; a niece, Judie Garrett; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Barber; a brother, Leon Barber and Gladys; his sisters, Sally Holly and Glen, Lottie Cole Barnett and Jim, and Marie Holiman and Stan; a sister-in-law, Quay Crabb McGlaun; a nephew, Tom Holly.

Pallbearers will be Danny Bishop, Ellis Wayne Bishop, Bobby Joyner, Robert Agnew, Ricky Tapp and Jerry McCreary. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Tapp, Jack Hamblin Jr., Halbert Lee Bishop, Phillip Enis and Howard Hopkins.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, First United Methodist Church, Baldwyn, MS 38824.

 

LAVELLE BARBER

SARAH - Lavelle Galloway Barber, 52, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was born May 10, 1952, in Elaine, Ark., to Harold and Laura Mae Conaway Galloway. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Strayhorn Baptist Church. Burial will be in Truslow Cemetery in Sarah. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, John Wayne Barber of Sarah; two daughters, Margaret Self Frazier of Crenshaw and Pauline Self Hudspeth of Dundee; a son, John Henry Self of Senatobia; three brothers, Wayne Galloway of Humboldt, Tenn., Dale Galloway of Halls, Tenn., and Herman Galloway of Longtown; nine grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the church.

 

MARTHA BANKS

IUKA - Martha Caldwell Banks, 53, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Banks of Iuka; three sons, Jamie Banks of Moody, Ala., and Allen Banks and Patrick Banks of Odenville, Ala.; two daughters, Angie Banks of Argo, Ala., and Jessica Banks of Moody, Ala.; a sister, Virginia Taylor of Tishomingo; five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Flora Bussey.

 

MELVERTA L. BANKS

BOONEVILLE - Melverta L. Banks, 84, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Carl Banks.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Melvin Harrison officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Nora Lee McDonald of Baldwyn, Gladys Adams and Stella Kelly, both of Booneville, Mildred Lenz of Hernando and Virginia Watts of Senatobia; two sons, Jerry Williams of Tupelo and M. C. Williams of Jacksonville, Ark.; two sisters, Jackie Williams and Evelyn Matthews, both of Gasden, Ala.; one brother, Hubert Sanderson of Tampa, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and two sons, James Williams and Charles Williams.

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

 

MINNIE BAPTIST

Minnie Mae Baptist, 83, of Booneville, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at the Alcorn Care Inn in Corinth.

Services were Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill M. B. Church with the Rev. James Adams officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

She was a Baptist.

She is survived by five sisters, Gertrude Humphrey, Lillian Grizzard and Mary McDonald, all of Booneville, Lucille Curtis of Detroit, Mich., and Betty Robinson of Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, Henry McDonald of Joliet, Ill., and Billy McDonald of Detroit, Mich.

 

JEAN BARGER

BRANDON - Allie Ladell "Jean" Barger, 77, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Lakeland Nursing Home in Jackson. She was a retired sales clerk and a Protestant.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at Vardaman.

Survivors include her husband, Lyle H. Barger of Brandon; five sons, Ike Russell of Woodland, John Russell of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ted Russell of Pearl, Dewayne Russell of Brandon and Mike Barger of Franklin, Ohio; a sister, Martha Cenni of Tishomingo; a brother, Bobby Adams of Tishomingo; four sisters-in-law , Jeanne Hunt of Springfield, Ohio, Millie Deibel of Houston, Pat Easley of Woodland and Ruby Light of Florence, Ala.; four brothers-in-law, Clarence Barger of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, James Barger of Troutwood, Ohio, Paul Russell of Pass Christian and James Russell of Birmingham; 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Adams and Allie Burns Adams.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

 

VAUDIE BARKER

GOLDEN - Vaudie Vera Barker, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at the Red Bay Care Center. She was a native of Mississippi, a factory worker and a member of Sparks Chapel.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Gerald Ricketts and Bro. Billy Credille officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a sister, Doris Williams of Golden; a niece, Jane Edwards and husband, Woody, of Vina, Ala.; two nephews, Paul Fancher and wife, Joyce, of Red Bay, Ala., and Ronnie Williams and wife, Sheila, of Golden; a great-niece, Angie McKinney and husband, Tim, of Vina, Ala.; a great-nephew, Jerry Fancher and wife, Charlene, of Red Bay; three great-great-nieces, Gretchen Fancher of Red Bay, and Morgan and Hanna McKinney of Vina; a great-great-nephew, Grant Fancher of Red Bay.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Barker, in 2002, and a brother, Vuel Grant Fancher.

Pallbearers will be Paul Fancher, Ronnie Williams, Jerry Fancher, Woody Edwards, Tim McKinney and Robert Cashion.

 

 

VERNA BARKER

BOONEVILLE ‑ Verna Thompson Barker, 88, died Saturday, Feb 26, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member u1 East Booneville Baptist Church. She was the widow of Rolfe Abner Barker,

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Williams officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Cox of Macon, Ga.; one son, Aaron Barker of New Orleans; two sisters, Frances Waddell of Booneville and Louise Yarbrough of Memphis; three grandchildren and four great‑grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Robert and Lundie Thompson; one sister, Vivian Holder Nunley; and one brother, Gerald Thompson.

Visitation will be from noon until service time

 

JOE M. BARLETT

CORINTH - Joe M. Barlett, 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at his home. From 1951 to 1988 he was the executive supervisor of printing quality for National Geographic magazine. He served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945. He graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1951 with a B.S. degee in engineering.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Miriam M. Barlett; four daughters, Peggy F. Barlett of Atlanta, Joan E. Fox and husband, Jef, of Clarendon Hill., Ill., Jeanne M. Barlett of Wheaton, Ill., and Dr. Lisa McKenna and husband, Stephen, of Carol Stream, Ill.; two sons, Douglas M. Barlett and wife, Sue, of Rochester, N.Y., and the Rev. Hugh M. Barlett and wife, Judy, of Ballwin, Mo.; two sisters, Ruth Miles of Crystal Springs, Ill., and Grace LaForme of Montgomery, Pa.; a brother, George Barlett of Montgomery, Pa.; seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Superior Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

ARLIN BARNES

TISHOMINGO - Arlin Clyde Barnes, 83, died Thursday, May 26, t 1994, at his residence in the Cairo community. He was a retired farmer after 60 years and a member of the Booneville First Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Tishomingo with the Rev. Larry Hill and the Rev. Frank Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in the Cairo community.

Survivors include four daughters, Gloria Justine Tennison, Bettine Faye Barnes and Janice Barnes, all of Tishomingo, and Mildred Oaks of Dennis; two sons, Cleston Barnes and Jimmy Barnes, both of Tishomingo; two sisters, Thema Pace of Tishomingo and Ellie Mae Lewis of Pensacola, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

 

BOBBIE BARNES

MARIETTA - Bobbie Counce Barnes, 67, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at her home in the Houston community after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Dempsey Rowland officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Barnes of the Houston community; two daughters, Debbie Thornton and Dewayne of the Houston community, and Terri Moody and Nelson of Springhill, Tenn.; two sons, Ricky Barnes and Jenny, and Tony Barnes and Bonnie, of the Houston community; two sisters, Carolyn Robinson of Rienzi, and Pat Kendall and Ray of Hernando; grandchildren, Megan and John Bryan Barnes, Payne and Bryce Thornton, Cody, Dustin and Zac Barnes, and Madison, Jeremy and Carson Moody; a sister-in-law, Janeil Harbor; a niece, Marti Black.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Audra and Martha Counce, and a brother, Billy Spencer.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

BOBBY M. BARNES

BURNSVILLE - Bobby M. Barnes, 66, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at Shoals Hospital. He was a member of Glendale Baptist Church and was a Navy veteran. He retired from Reynolds Metals Co. after 27 years of employment. Following retirement he worked at Burnsville Elementary School and Tishomingo County Vocational Center. He was an assistant instructor at Muscle Shoals Technical College and was a security guard at various places. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen with Bro. Louie Williams and Bro. Billy Paul Feltman officiating. Burial will be in the White Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Pickwick, Tenn.

Survivors include one son, John M. and Lee Barnes of Burnsville; two daughters, Angie and Mark Wallace of Corinth and Kellie and Stacy Crum of Glen; three brothers, C. W. Barnes of Burnsville, Billy Barnes of Corinth and Eugene Barnes of Texas; three sisters, Mildred Riggs, Nelma Mitchell and Rejetta Leatherwood, all of Corinth; six grandchildren, Brad Guthrie of Nashville, Tenn., Barron Guthrie, 1st Class Petty Officer, Navy, of Jacksonville, Fla., Ryan Wilson and Jessica Wilson of Burnsville, Halie Crum and Marisa Crum of Glen; one great-grandchild, Greylee Elizabeth Guthrie of Cairo.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Shirley Jean Barnes; his parents, Raymond and Estelle Barnes; two brothers, Lowell Edward Barnes and Bobby Earl Barnes; and two sisters, Myra Joan Fooshee and Donna Ruth Barnes.

Pallbearers will be J. T. Smith, Bobby Johnson, Harold Boothe, Larry Brown, Arlie South and J. B. Barnes. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Scott Segars, Lucian Epperson, Jesse Whitehead and Jeff Morelock.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P. O. BOX 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454, or to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

 

MRS. CLYDE BARNES

Mrs. Clyde Barnes Dies was Resident of Paden, Rt. 1

BOONEVILLE (Special)

Services for Mrs. Clyde Barnes of Paden, Rt. 1, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Fairview Church of God with the Rev. Clint Wiggington officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with McMillan Funeral Home in charge. She was 54.

Mrs. Barnes, the former Miss Hessel Irene Lambert died at her home at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of several years. She was a member of the Pentecostal 1church.

In addition to her husband, she leaves two sons, Cleston of Booneville and Jimmy of Paden; four daughters, Miss Mildred Barnes, Mrs. Betty Faye Tennison and Miss Janice Barnes of Paden and Mrs. Justine Sappington of Berwyn, Ill.; five brothers, Govern, Garvin and Melvin Lambert of Paden, Marvin Lambert of Los Angeles, Calif., and J. T. Lambert of Kenosha, Wise.; a sister, Mrs. Willie McGaughy of Detroit, Mich.; and eight grandchildren.

The body will be at the family residence until time for services.

 

CLAYTON BARNES

Clayton Barnes, 84, of Route 2, Box 199, Tishomingo, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1993, at the Iuka Hospital after an illness of two years.

Services were Thursday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Tishomingo with the Rev. Marshall Tennison and the Rev. Clint Wigginton officiating. Burial was in Fairview Church of God Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Barnes was a retired farmer and a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Verda Mae Barnes; four daughters, Mae Slack and Freda Burcham, both of Tishomingo, Vern South of Booneville and Nelda Joyce Brimer of Haleyville, Ala.; two sisters, Thelma Pace of Tishomingo and Ellie Mae Lewis of Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, Clyde Barnes of Tishomingo; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

DOVIE H. BARNES

BOONEVILLE - Dovie H Barnes, 90, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Rest Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Barnes; one daughter, Bonnie Sue Jumper; one infant son, Billy Wayne Barnes; and her parents, A. T. and Lydia Harkey.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Bobbie Hite and Cathryn and Elmer Ray Walden, all of Booneville; eight grandchildren, Diane Avers, Sandra Sandlin, Jami Harrell, Harold Wayne Jumper, Terry Jumper, David Walden, Terrye Hill and Andrea W. Barrett; 11 great-grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her great-grandsons, Wayne Jumper, Kyle Jumper, Cameron Jumper, Chris Walden, John Brooks Belue and Duane Cayson.

 

 

ELLA CORNELIUS BARNES

BOONEVILLE - Ella Cornelius Barnes, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at the Courtyards Nursing Facility in Fulton after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Errett L. Barnes: two daughters, Liz Burrus of Booneville, and Judy Perry and her husband, Whit, of Southaven; one son, Jerry Barnes of Horn Lake; three sisters, Ila Hill of Saltillo, and Ola Harris and Alma Henderson, both of Booneville; three brothers, Bruce Cornelius, Hulie Cornelius and Coley Lowrey, all of Mantachie; six grandchildren, Michael Burrus, Mark Burrus, Jason Shannon, Tyler Bigham, Jackie Hartman and Nikki Barnes; three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

ERRETT L. BARNES

BOONEVILLE - Errett L. Barnes, 87, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab Center after a long illness. He was a mechanic for more than 30 years and worked for Milton Motors and Cartwright Ford. He was a member of the East Booneville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two daughters, Liz Burrus of Booneville and Judy Perry of Southaven; a sister, Norean Grisham of Leesburg, Fla.; six grandchildren, Michael Burrus, Mark Burrus, Dr. Jason Shannon, Tyler Bigham, Nikki Barnes and Jackie Hartman; three great-grandchildren, Colleen Burrus, Corrine Burrus and Lillie Burrus.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ella Barnes, and a son, Jerry Barnes.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday.

 

GENELL E. BARNES

Genell E. Barnes, of Iuka, died Monday April 30, 2001 at the Iuka Hospital. She was 68.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kinnie Barnes, and her parents, Daniel and Jewel Copeland Ryan

Survivors include, a son, Alan Yates, of Aberdeen Ms, Special Friends, Mack Hubbard, Ms, Jean Watkins, Manila, AR, Billie Martin, Knoxville Tn. William Mack Hubbard Manila, grandchildren, Regina Dianne Hamm, of Damascus MD, Cristal Ann Yates, of Jacksonville Fl, 3 great- grandchildren.

Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge arrangements

Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at Cutshall Funeral Home

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday May 3, 2001 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery

Pallbearers, Roderick Hamm, Woody Martin, Dennis Burcham, Mike King and Tim Burcham

 

REV. GEORGE BARNES

CORINTH - The Rev. George W. Barnes, 101, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a Baptist minister until the age of 75 and served many churches in this area. He retired after 43 years with the G. M.&O. Railroad. He was a longtime member of the West Corinth Baptist Church and a senior adult men's Sunday school for many years. He enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Green and the Rev. Harold King officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Barnes and wife, Ann, of Saltillo and Leon Barnes and wife, Joyce, of Corinth; a daughter, Sharon Wood of Corinth; grandchildren, James Elwood Barnes Jr., Evertt L. "Rusty" Barnes Jr., Bobby Barnes, Debbie Ogle, Phyllis Burns, Judy McCoy, Donna McFalls, Melissa Brown, Shawn Whitfield, Nikki Wood; 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josie Ivy Barnes; a son, James Elwood Barnes Sr. and wife, Sarah; a grandson, George Gary Barnes Jr.; and a great-grandson, Dustin Brown.

Pallbearers will be James Barnes, Rusty Barnes, Bobby Barnes, Jeff Barnes, Randy Ogle, Michael Whitfield, Jerry Burns and Tommy Calvery.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Howard Plaxico Sunday School Class.

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

 

GUY BARNES

IUKA - Guy Barnes, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Wayne Napier officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Barnes; his parents, Lum and Mina Barnes; five brothers, Wesley, Kenny, Bal, Hoyt and Lum Barnes; and four sisters, Audry Houston, Iva Brumley, Jackie Pratt and Earnestine Jourdan.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Beals, Gary Beals, Billy Wayne Barnes, Sheldon Lambert, Brian Barnes and James Lovelace.

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

 

HOYT BARNES

IUKA - Houston Hoyt Barnes, 80, died at his residence in the Walker Switch Community on Monday August 21, 2000.

He was born February 5, 1920 in Tishomingo County to the late Lum and Mina (Cummings) Barnes, Sr. He was a store owner and operator for many years as well as owner and operator of a sawmill throughout the county.

Survived by, wife of 61 years

Leone Barnes of Iuka, Ms, a daughter, Jean Beals of Burnsville, Ms, a son, Billy Wayne Barnes of Burnsville, Ms, a sister, Enestine Jourdan of Iuka, a brother, Guy Barnes of Iuka, grandchildren, Brian Barnes, Betsy Hardin, Jackie Beals, Gary Beals, 6 great grandchildren

Visitation will continue until service time

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Danny Lovelace will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery

Pallbearers, Jerry Beals, Jackie Beals, Brian Barnes, Bill Hardin, Curtis Jourdan, James Avon Lovelace

 

J. B. BARNES

MARIETTA - J. B. Barnes, 94, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999; at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of East Marietta Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Sumners Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Billy Joe Barnes, and his wife, Merle Dean, of Marietta; one sister, Leona Taylor of Kirkville; two brothers, K. C. Barnes of Corinth and Johnny Barnes of Marietta; six grandchildren, Larry Jackson, Pam Brown, Donna McKay, Michael Joe Jackson, Mark Barnes and .Jeff Barnes; 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Era Barnes, and a daughter, Oouida Barnes Jackson.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday

 

J. C. BARNES

BOONEVILLE - J. C. Barnes, 70, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a retired truck driver, a Baptist and a Mason. He was preceded in death by one son, James Clayton Barnes; and one granddaughter, Emily Sharee Johnson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Jones and the Rev. Ricky Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Weetona Pannell Barnes; one daughter, Diana Johnson and her husband, Rev. Bobby R., of Tishomingo; one son, Erxsal Dwyane Croft and his wife, Ruth, of Baldwyn; one sister, Mary Bell Mayo of Booneville; five grandchildren, Candi Barker, Jerry Croft, Dale Croft, Margie Owens and Marcus Johnson; four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon until 10 p.m. today.

 

 

JERRY GLENN BARNES

Jerry Glenn Barnes, 55, of Horn Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Landmark of Desoto Nursing Home in Southaven. Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 20, at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis.

Local survivors include a sister, Liz Burrus of Booneville.

 

 

K. C. BARNES

K. C. Barnes, 82, of Marietta, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 19, Burial was in Sumner Cemetery.

Local survivors include a sister, Leona Taylor of Marietta; a brother, Johnny Barnes of Marietta; and his niece and caregiver, Eunice Sherill of Marietta.

 

JESSIE BARNES

IUKA - Jessie James Barnes, newborn, died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ at North Crossroads with Bro. Ted Zafeas and Bro. Grant Horn officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Ludlam Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Greg and Brandi Barnes of Iuka; two brothers, James Tyler Barnes and Chase Allen Barnes of Iuka; his grandparents, J.E. Barnes, Faye Barnes and Sandra Horn, all of Iuka.

He was preceded in death by his grandparent, Jackie Horn.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

LEON BARNES

CORINTH - Leon Barnes, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at his residence. He retired twice from the Alcorn County School System and was a bus driver for 10 years. The Senior Class of 1967 dedicated the year book to him. He enjoyed the children and cared for them. He as an associate of Century Electric and later retired from Vendo. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Waldron Street Christian Church, where he was actively involved until his illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ted Avant and Frank Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Dogwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jewel Butler Barnes; two sons, Tommy Barnes and his wife, Betty, and Larry Barnes and his wife, Joan, all of Michie, Tenn.; two daughters, Christine Latch and her husband, Dewey of Corinth, and Juanita Robbins and her husband, Elbert, of Michie, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Annette Collum, Lisa Henson, Brian Barnes, Scott Barnes and Bethany Barnes; nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lee and Dee Barnes and J. T. Barnes; and one sisters, Orinia Derrick.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Austin, Danny Derrick, Billy Derrick Jerry Derrick, Bill Ray Briggs Jr. and Jimmy Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Barnes, Brian Barnes, Wayne Butler and Cecil Stroupt.

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

 

BUD BARNES

MARIETTA - Lewis C. "Bud" Barnes, 95, died Sunday, January 22, 1979, afternoon at the Northeast Mississippi Hospital.

He was a retired farmer.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in East Marietta Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. McMillian Funeral Home is in charge.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. M. C. Taylor and Mrs. Wynna Bennett, both of Marietta; six sons, J. B., Johnny and Jimmy Barnes, all of Marietta, Orestus Barnes of Nettleton, Deward Barnes of Dyersburg, Tenn., K. C. Barnes of Tupelo; 32 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren and 1 4 great-great grandchildren.

 

 

MARY EDNA BARNES

Rites Held For Edna Barnes

Mary Edna Barnes, 62, diet Saturday, September 28, 1996, ai her home following a sudden illness. She was a L. P. N. at the Tishomingo Hospital with 25 years of service. She was a founding member of the Emergency Medical Technician Association (EMT) of Mississippi where she was currently serving as state secretary/treasurer of the association. She was also a CPR Instructor.

Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Salt's Funeral Home Chapel with Minister John Williams officiating. Burial was in the New Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Eugene Barnes of Booneville; one daughter Sherry Barnes of Memphis; her mother, Lucille Burress of Oklahoma City, OK; one sister, Ruth Lentz of Kingston, TN.; three brothers, Donald Burress of San Bernardino, CA.; James Burress of Jai, N. M., and Bobby Burress of Oklahoma City, OK.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Dell Barnes.

 

MOLLY BETH BARNES

BURNSVILLE - Molly Beth Barnes, infant, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at the University Hospital in Jackson.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Burnsville. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Rita Ann Barnes of Burnsville; her grandparents, C.W. and Janet Barnes of Burnsville; her aunts, Debra Martin and husband, Bo, of Glen, Kim Campbell and husband, Bob, and Cheryl Galor and husband, Mike, of Polo, Ill.; cousins, Katlin and Johnathan Martin, Shelley Barnes and Michael Campbell; a special friend, Sean Hubbard.

 

PEARL BARNES

BOONEVILLE ‑ Pearlie Lucille "Pearl" Barnes, 93, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at the Corinth Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her hus­band of 70 years. James Arthur Barnes. She was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County and a member of the Oak Ridge Church of Christ She enjoyed her flowers, cooking and cro­cheting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today of Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Mark Lindsey and Minister Calvin Barber officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Church Cemetery

Survivors include three daughters, Arletta Owens and Ray Evelyn Barnes, both of Booneville, and Inetta Blake of Vinegar Bend, Ala .two sons, James Arthur "Jack" Barnes it of Booneville and Jerry Barnes of Collierville, Tenn.; one sister, Myrtle Thornton of Booneville; 18 grandchildren; 19 great‑grandchildren 14 great‑great‑grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Bobby Hodge Tina Wheeler and Glenda Bender son, and a daughter‑in‑law, Jody Barnes.

 

SHIRLEY JEAN BARNES

BURNSVILLE - Shirley Jean Barnes, 65, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. She worked for several years at the Tishomingo County Tax Assessor's Office, working at both the old and new courthouses. She also worked for a time as a secretary at Monotech of Mississippi. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the New Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Ed Kennedy and Bro. Louie Williams officiating. Burial will be in the White Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Pickwick, Tenn. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Bobby M. Barnes of Burnsville; one son, John M. Barnes and his wife, Lee, of Burnsville; two daughters, Angie Wallace and her husband, Mark, of Corinth, and Kellie Crum and her husband, Stacy, of Glen; two brothers, Floyd Smith of Memphis, Tenn., and Elmer Ray Counce of Michie, Tenn.; one sister, Ruby Suffil of Apopka, Fla.; six grandchildren, Brad Guthrie of Nashville, Tenn., Barron Guthrie, 1st Class Petty Officer, Navy, of Jacksonville, Fla., Halie Crum and Marissa Crum, both of Glen, Ryan Wilson and Jessica Wilson, both of Burnsville; one great-grandchild, Greylee Elizabeth Guthrie of Cairo.

Pallbearers will be Greg Kennedy, Jeff Kennedy, Joe Hudson, Bobby Kennedy, Brian Hudson and Greg Adams.

Honorary pallbearers will include Lucian Epperson, Luther Roy Adams, Greg Kennedy, Charlie Crum, Mike Inlow, Ed Kennedy, Elwood Hall, Hick Miller, Mike Nash, Tim Nash and Russell Weathers.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Glen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Liberty Baptist Church, 32 CR 292, Glen, MS 38846, or to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P. O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454, phone 1-800-ACS-2345.

 

TRESSA RENAA NUNLEY BARNES

BOONEVILLE - Tressa Renaa Nunley Barnes, 23, was dead on arrival Monday at the Tippah County Hospital. She worked at the Booneville Packing Co. and was a member of the West Booneville Church of Christ.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ward Hogland officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Nunley of Booneville; a son, Jeremy Barnes of Booneville; a sister, Mrs. Dale Ross of Thrasher; two brothers, Terry Nunley and Larry Nunley, both of Booneville.

 

 

VERDA MAE BARNES

Verde Mae Tennison Barnes, 81, of Tishomingo, died, Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at the Iuka Hospital after an extended illness.

Services were Thursday, March 9, at 3 p.m. at Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Tishomingo with the Rev. William H. Burcham and the Rev. Tim Hisaw officiating. Bur­ial was in Fairview Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Barnes was a housewife and a member of Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton C. Barnes; her parents, Martin and Ira Tennison; a daughter, Quay Barnes; and a brother, Char­lie Tennison.

She is survived by four daughters, Vern South and her husband, Armon of Booneville, Nelda Bremer and her hus­band, Terry Brimer of Haleyville, Ala. and Freda Bur­cham and her husband, William H., all of Tishomingo; nine grandchildren; 13 great‑grandchildren and four great‑great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tommy South, Tracy South, Duane Burcham, Rick Slack, Randy Slack and Jason Slack.

 

DEAN BARNES

MICHIE, Tenn. - Virdia Vadean "Dean" Russell Barnes, 92, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at the McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of Farmington Baptist Church. She loved her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in the Farmington Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Marie and Lain Johnson of Peoria, Ill., and Sidney and Paul Brents of Iuka; a brother, Arnold and Ruth Russell of Acton, Tenn.; a sister, Virginia and Dock Oaks of Corinth; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Feazell; her second husband, George Barnes; her parents, Blain Russell and Anna Burns Crittendon Russell; a son, Lige Thomas Feazell; three brothers, Clifford and Mary Gladys Russell, Manning and Ruth Russell, and Earnest and Opal Russell; three sisters, Mary and Willie Montgomery, Ruby and Lee Feazell, and Daisy and Refus Cornelius.

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

 

AUNICE PRESLEY BARNETT

Aunice Presley Barnett, 77, of Booneville, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville after a long illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 3, Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Local survivors include a son, Jim Barnett of Booneville; and a brother, Jack Presley of Baldwyn.

 

ARTHUR (BUD) BARNETT

Services For Arthur Barnett Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mr. Arthur (Bud) Barnett of Baldwyn, Route 2, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. T. L. Parker officiating. Burial was in Hodges Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Barnett died at his home Sunday following an illness of 4 months. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He was 77.

He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Jennie Beane, Mrs. Joe Cooper, and Mrs. Granville Copeland, all of Baldwyn; three brothers, lusting Barnett, and Bob Barnett of Booneville, and Alton Barnett of Savannah, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Norwood of Booneville and Mrs. Jewel Bassett of Corinth.

 

AUNICE PRESLEY BARNETT

Aunice Presley Barnett, 77, of Booneville, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville after a long illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 3. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Local survivors include a son, Jim Barnett of Booneville; and a brother, Jack Presley of Baldwyn.

 

BERNICE BARRETT

IUKA - Bernice Lynn Barrett, 41, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Airport Mission Baptist Church in Iuka with Bro. Perry Murphy officiating. Ludlam Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Barrett of Iuka; five brothers, Harry Hart of Meridian, Anthony Hart and Jeffery Dearman of Lucedale, Timmy Ray Hart of Gulfport, and Morris Curtis Wheat of Pascagoula; four sisters, Jeorgia Ann Hart and Carolyn Hart Lester of Lucedale, Bethie Ann Hart of Gulfport and Mary Louise Dearman of Pass Christian; her mother-in-law, Emmagane Pace; three brothers-in-law, Hank Barrett, John David Murphy and Clarence Pace; and a good friend, Sissy Aldridge.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Hart; her mother, Joann Taylor Hart; a brother, Johnny Hart; and a sister, Linda Kay Hart.

 

CHARLES BARNETT

BALDWYN - Charles Odell Barnett, 67, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Alcorn Health and Rehabilitation in Corinth. A native of Lee County, he was born Aug. 14, 1935, to the late Jennie Mae Young and the late L. J. Barnett. He was a member of Mt. Nebo CME Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Nebo CME Church with Dr. Paul Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a special mother, Missouri Barnett of Baldwyn; his wife, Shirley Barnett of Chicago; five sons, Erskine Barnett of Gary, Ind., Robert J. Barnett of Chicago, Febbie Barnett and wife, Mamie, of Gary, Ind., Derek Barnett and wife, Pat, of Baldwyn, and Jerry Wayne Shelley and wife, Donna, of Baldwyn; six sisters, Virginia Grice and husband, Tommy, of Baldwyn, Evelyn Scales, Roberta Barnett, Bernice Bennett and husband, John, and Charlene Sanders, all of Baldwyn, and Jessie Bradley and husband, Robert, of Flint, Mich.; six brothers, Wilmer Barnett and wife, Toy, James Barnett and wife, Elaine, all of Baldwyn, Willie J. Stewart of Houston, Texas, Eddie Lee Stewart of Chicago, Milton Stewart and wife, Lorraine, of Chicago, and Jimmy Stewart and wife, Everlene, of Pension, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

 

CHARLES REID BARNETT

CORINTH - Charles Reid Barnett, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at his residence. He was born Sept. 27, 2004, in Prentiss County to R. C. and Ava Burns Barnett. He was a member of the Foote Street Church of Christ.

After graduating from Booneville High School in 1951, he attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College and Mississippi State University, graduating with a degree in electrical Engineering. He held positions as manager of power systems including the Electric Plant Board in Glasgow, Ky., Tennessee Valley Electric Power Cooperative in Savannah, Tenn., and Alcorn County Electric Power Association in Corinth, retiring in 1995, after 20 years. Widely respected by his peers, his work in the power industry spanned over 30 years. During his career he was active in a number of utility organizations such as the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Kentucky Power Association, Vice President of Kentucky Municipal Electric Power Association and Board Member of South Kentucky Industrial Development Association. He was a longtime member of Corinth Rotary Club, serving in numerous offices including president and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. Among his many awards for dedicated service was the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors Award. He had been currently involved as an active volunteer and board member for Habitat for Humanity.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who lived out his faith daily in Jesus Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Foote Street Church of Christ with Charles Curtis and J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville City Cemetery. McPeter's Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Turner Barnett of Corinth; one son, Charles Reid Barnett Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Memphis; a daughter, Sherra Barnett Holcombe and her husband, Rickey, of Corinth; four grandchildren, Adam Reid Holcombe, Kyle Austin Holcombe, Kaitlin Brooke Barnett and Madeline Reid Barnett; a step-brother, Van Elbert McHalffey and his wife, Margaret, of Florence, Ala.; an uncle, Fred Burns and his wife, Virginia, of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, R. C. and Ave Burns Barnett; his first wife and the mother of his children, Sue Dobbins Barnett.

Pallbearers will be Jim Nanney, Sam Tull, J. B. Darnell, Bruce Dillingham, Bobby Roberts, Jerry Brawner, Eddie Howard and Don Rinehart. Honorary pallbearers will be present and retired employees of ACE Power Association, Corinth Rotary Club and Hugh Hopkins.

Memorials may be made to the Foote Street Church of Christ Missions Fund, Pinevale Children's Home, and Alcorn County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

 

CHRISTINE BARNETT

IUKA - Christine Barnett, 74, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and the church choir. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was a great caregiver who loved her family.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Ted Vafeas officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Steve Barnett and wife, Lee Ann, David Barnett, and Tommy Barnett and wife, Stephanie, all of Iuka; a daughter, Judy Cox and husband, Ray, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; a brother, James Davis of Iuka; eight grandchildren, John Barnett, Zach Barnett, Ely Barnett, Brad Cox, Drew Cox, Ryan Barnett, Brianna Barnett and Allie Barnett; a great-grandchild, Kelsey Cox.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Barnett; her parents, Bert and Ella Davis; and a sister, Billie Lambert.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Barnett, John Barnett, Brad Cox, Drew Cox, Danny Davis and Donny Davis.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

DON BARNETT

CORINTH - Donnie Ray "Don" Barnett, 61, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a lifelong resident of Corinth and a member of Deliverance Center Apostolic Church in Iuka. He enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth with Pastor Larry Vandiver and Pastor Staton Rorie officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda M. Scott Barnett of Corinth; two sons, Barry Barnett of Baldwyn, and Tracy Barnett and his wife, Susan, of Rienzi; his children's mother, Betty Barnett of Corinth; one brother, W. P. "Bill" Barnett of Chicago; two sisters, Stella Mae Garrett and her husband, Opal, of Mobile, Ala., and Bertha Wilbanks and her husband, Howard, of Corinth; four brothers-in-law, Terry Scott and his wife, Jean, and Joey Scott, all of Corinth, Tommy Scott of Wisconsin and William "Bug" Scott of Walnut; his mother-in-law, Brenda Wood of Corinth; two grandchildren, Meagan Barnett of Baldwyn and Caleb Barnett of Rienzi; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, P. W. Barnett; his mother, Ethel Bryant Barnett; a brother, Robert Eugene "Tomato" Barnett; and a sister, Adean Cox.

Pallbearers will be Alva Barnett, Dusty Barnett, Eddie Russell, Larry Bowers, Sammy Burcham, Charles Cooper, Terry Scott, Chris Scott, Bob Russell and Terry "Bo" Scott.

Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to service time today.

 

DOROTHY BARNETT

BURNSVILLE - Dorothy "Dot" Barnett, 77, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church and retired from Genesco Shoe Factory after 35 years. She enjoyed working in her yard and fishing and especially loved to cook for and spend time with her family.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Harmony Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Jackie Taylor an Bro. Louis Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Harmony Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Barnett and wife, Debbie, of Burnsville; one daughter, Becky Barnett Nichols of Burnsville; one sister, Jo Holland of Ypsilanti, Mich.; three grandchildren, Stacie Clark and husband, Jeff, of Iuka, Bucky Barnett and wife, Tasha, of Rienzi, and Beau Nichols of Burnsville; seven great-grandchildren, Alex Barnett and Ellie Barnett, both of Rienzi, Katy Moody, T.J. Moody, Ashley Clark, Josh Clark and Justin Clark, all of Iuka.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Barnett; her parents, Johnny and Kate Turbeville; a sister, Pauline Woodley; and a brother, John Adams Turbeville.

Pallbearers will be Pejoe Arnold, Ernest Rory, William Whitaker, Gene Waldrep, Neal Weathers and Marty Puckett.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until service time.

Memorials may be made tot he Harmony Hill Cemetery Fund

 

EUNICE BARNETT

MEMPHIS - Eunice Armstrong Barnett, 88, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at the Graceland Nursing Center in Memphis after a long illness. She was formerly of Iuka. She was a homemaker and a member of the Primitive Baptist church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Elder Cecil Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Paul Barnett of Memphis; two stepdaughters, Janice Franklin and Joyce Rodgers, both of Collierville, Tenn.; three stepsons, Jack Barnett of the Jacinto community, Clinton -Barnett of Iuka and Harold Barnett of Gulfport; a brother, Warren Armstrong of Corinth; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Barnett; two sons, Kenneth Taylor and. Jerry Taylor; a stepson, Ken Barnett; and a grandson, Ricky Taylor.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

FORESTINE BARNETT

BALDWYN - Forestine Barnett died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Nebo CME Church. She was the daughter of the late Labrada Marshall and Laverna Marshall.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Nebo CME Church with the Rev. Paul A. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the CGM&S Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Sheila Groves, Sonya Barnett and Rita Stubbs and husband, Roy, all of Baldwyn; two sons, Derrick Barnett and wife, Rita, of Pontotoc, and Donald Barnett of Booneville; a brother, Jasper Marshall of Baldwyn; a sister, Florestine Howell and husband, Rev. Willie F. Howell, of Baldwyn; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two uncles, R.B. Marshall of Baldwyn and Clarence Billingsley of McKenzie, Tenn.; an aunt, Annie Pearl Robins of Tupelo; a sister-in-law, Mildred Marshall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Barnett; her parents; and a son, Joe Lewis Barnett;

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today. The family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

 

FRANKIE BARNETT

BOONEVILLE - Frankie Barnett, 40, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at his home. He was employed in refrigeration maintenance at Marathon Cheese in Booneville. He was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Wood officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Regina Ivy Barnett; his parents, Leland and Juanita Barnett of Booneville; his grandparents, Van Tice of Corinth, and Vivian and Frank Davis of Booneville; a son, Leland Franklin "Lee" Barnett III of Booneville; two sisters, Vanessa Qualls and husband, Jimmy, of Corinth and Donna Malifronte.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Cortez Tice, and a sister, Debbie Pippin.

Pallbearers will be Bob Maddox, Raymond Huguley, Eddie Houston, Terry Downs, Steve Arnold and David Qualls.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

GEORGE BARNETT JR.

CORINTH – George Henry Barnett Jr., 83, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his residence after an extended illness. He was retired from Corinth Brick and Tile Company.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Pleasant M. B. Church with the Rev. Lamar Walker officiating. Burial will be in the St. Rest Cemetery. Grayson’s Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, George Gregory Barnett of Corinth; six daughters, Stella (Leroy) Gaines, Norma Luster, Shelia Robinson, Linda (Dovie C.) Dilworth and Vanessa Crenshaw, all of Corinth, and Lexie (Travis) Miller of Booneville; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Allie Faye Barnett; two sons, Harry and Henry Barnett; one sister, Willie Mae Barnett; three brothers, Shepard Miller, Samuel Sampson Sr. and Elias Barnett Sr.; two grandchildren, Krystal Barnett and Roshawnda Crenshaw.

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

 

JOE LOUIS BARNETT

BOONEVILLE - Joe Louis Barnett, 32, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at The Med in Memphis. He was born Nov. 28, 1971, in Lee County. He was a graduate of Baldwyn High School and a loyal supporter of the school's football team, basketball team and band. He was a member of Mt. Nebo CME Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Nebo CME Church with the Rev. V. L. Cummings officiating. Burial will be in New Life M. B. Church Cemetery in Booneville. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Fay Barnett of Booneville; his mother, Forestine Marshall Barnett of Baldwyn; a stepdaughter, Kashina Simmons of Booneville; two stepsons, Gregory Simmons and wife, Jennifer, and Shane Simmons, all of Booneville; three sisters, Shelia Groves, Sonya Barnett, and Rita Barnett Stubbs and husband, Roy, all of Baldwyn; two brothers, Derrick Barnett and wife, Rita, of Pontotoc, and Donald Barnett of Baldwyn; seven step grandchildren; two aunts, four uncles, two great-aunts and two great-uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Nathaniel Barnett.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and a wake will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Death of Mr. J. T. BARNETT

 Booneville mourns the death of one of its oldest and most high esteemed citizens. Mr. J. T. Barnett died Wednesday night at his in this city after an illness of long duration

He was 82 years of age and had been identified with business affairs of Booneville for more than half a century. For many years he conducted a mercantile business here and was the pioneer merchant of our town although he retired from business some years ago, since which time he had been engaged in looking after his farming and engaged, interests, Mr. Barnett was truly a loyal, conscientious and honest, man and al­though he had lived to attain a ripe old age, his going away much to be regretted. He was held in high es­teem, by everybody and will be great­ly missed. He was kind and considerate to his fellowman. As a citizen, and man he was faithful and encouraging to every good move and every good cause for the. Interest of his community and people; He was an old Confederate veteran, serving for

four years with honor and distinction. Deceased leaves a wife and four sons, Arthur Barnett, of California, H. E. Barnett, of Blytheville, Ark., and Eugene and Roy Barnett, of Boone­ville, who have the sympathy, of the community and their many friends.

Funeral was held from the family residence yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was largely attended. The floral offerings on the occ4slon were very profuse and beautiful.

 

 

JODIE B. BARNETT

Jodie B. Barnett, 86, of Booneville, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Barnett was retired from the Prentiss County Electric Power Association and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Willie Barnett; a son, Thomas Eugene Barnett; a daughter-in-law, Helen "Polly" Barnett; a grandson, Robert Barnett; and three brothers, Clarence, Edward and Vance Barnett.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruth Jolly Barnett; two sons, Bobby Barnett and his wife, Lora, of New Albany and Eddie Barnett and his wife, Jannae, of Fulton, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Jolly of Corinth and Ruby Hamblin of Biggersville; four grandchildren, Kristal Pharr and her husband, Andy, Cindy Barnett, Martha Cooper and her husband, Jerry, and Alan Barnett and his wife, Evona; six great-grandchildren, Alexis Flanagan, Blake Barnett, Amber and Trey Cooper and Candance and Trey Fielder.

 

LINDA BARNETT

Linda Smith Barnett, 44, of Booneville, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at the North Mississippi medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Monday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Steve Hodgin officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Barnett was a vocational counselor at Tishomingo County High School. She was a member of Burnsville Church of Christ, American Counselors Association and the Mississippi Professional Educators Association. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vernell Brown Smith.

She is survived by her husband, William W. Barnett; her father and stepmother, J. T. and Frances Smith of Booneville; one son, John William Barnett of the home; one stepbrother, Rickey Whitehead of Booneville; and a great uncle, Kermit Brown of Booneville.

Pallbearers were Jerry Long, Herman Coats, Terry King, Milton Guide, Gary Crick and Eddie Henderson.

 

LOUIS RICHARD BARNETT

Louis Richard Barnett, 61, of Baldwyn, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Hyrley Medical Center in Flint, MI. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 9, Burial was in C. G. M. &S. Cemetery.

Local survivors include his wife of 37 years, Mary Barnett of Baldwyn; a daughter, Sonya Prather, of Baldwyn; a son. Michael Barnett of Baldwyn; his mother, Missouri Barnett of Baldwyn; four sisters, Virginia Grice, Bernice Bennett, Evelyn Scales and Roberta Barnett, all of Baldwyn; and three brothers, Wilmer Barnett, James Barnett and Charles Barnett, all of Baldwyn.

 

MILDRED BARNETT

Mildred Barnett, 84, of Baldwyn, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility.

Services were held Monday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at Kesler-Coggins Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Hamblin and Bro. Ray Bennett officiating. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Barnett was a member of Prospect Baptist Church. She'was preceded in death by her son, Murray Barnett and three grandchildren.

She is survived by her husban, Woodrow Barnett of Baldwyn; one daughter, Pat Boyette and husband Jim of Shiloh, Tenn., one son, Stanley Barnett and wife Dorothy of Baldwyn; one sister, Margaret Woodruff of Booneville; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mack Ford, Tom Carpenter, Bob Arnold, Jesse Chism, Rodney Burns, E. C. Crabb and Jimmy Crabb.

 

MISSOURI BARNETT

BALDWYN - Missouri Skinner Barnett, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at her home. She was a member of Mt. Nebo CME Church, where she served on the Usher Board. She was a retired employee of the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Nebo CME Church with the Rev. Paul Freeman Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Virginia (Tommy) Grice, Bernice (John) Bennett, Evelyn Scales and Roberta Barnett, all of Baldwyn, and Jessie (Robert) Bradley of Flint, Mich.; two sons, Wilmer (Katoris) Barnett and James (Elaine) Barnett, both of Baldwyn; three sisters, Clara (Cummings) Key, Evelyn Bender and Mattie Glinsey; two daughters-in-law, Mary Barnett and Ella Barnett; three sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law; 46 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; a very special grandson, Justin Barnett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.J. Barnett; her parents, Johnny and Mattie Richardson; a daughter, Juanita Davis; four sons, Leon, Ellis, Louis and Charlie Barnett; two stepsons, Oneal and Charles Barnett.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

 

MURRAY BARNETT

BALDWYN ‑ Murray Barnett, 61, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a professional photographer in the area for 25 years He owned Mur­ray Barnett Photography in Tupelo and Studio One in Verona. He had been an active member of Baldwyn United Methodist Church and recently became a member of Prospect Baptist Church in Wheeler.

Services wall be at 2 p m. today at Waters Funeral Home with the Rev. WT. Dexter and Bro. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Gardens.

Survivors include his wife Paula of 39 years; one son, Chris Barnett and his wife, Susan, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; one daughter. Lynn McPherson and her husband, Rob, of Destin, Fla.; three grandchildren, Brooke Barnett of Tupelo, Chase Lowrey of Booneville and Slade McPherson of Deshn, Fla.; his parents, Woodrow and Mildred Barnett of Baldwyn; one sister, Pat Boyett and her husband, Jim, of Savannah, Tenn., one brother, Stan­ley Barnett Sr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Baldwyn a special sister‑in‑law, Virginia Pujol of May, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one son, Steve Paul, on March 15, 1990,

Pallbearers will tie Keith Carpenter, Clyde Mize, Don Crowe, Jimmy Palmer, Rick Tapp, Sonny Branning and Leon Skipwith

Honorary pallbearers will be Herb Krout and the 1998 Disciple I Class of Baldwyn United Methodist Church.

 

 

NANCY BARNETT,

Booneville Pleader May 18, 1882

Mrs. Nancy Barnett, Wife of Mr. J. T. Barnett and daughter of the late John R. Martin, died at her residence Sunday afternoon, May 14th 1882, A kind neighbor, an affectionate wife and a devoted mother, her melancholy death is universally lamented by neighbors friends, relatives and all who knew her. Monday, her remains were consigned to the tomb at the cem­etery, in the presence of, a large concourse at of sympathizing friends.

Rev. P. R: Home officiating at the grave. The whole community sorrow over the great affliction that has overtaken the husband and children, and would fain cheer them with the hope that God will protect them in the, dark shadow of this great bereavement, more especially the little ones who do not realize the lose they have sustained and that he who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb will guide their infant footstps to “green pasture, beside the still water.”

 

 

RUBY A. BARNETT

GOLDEN - Ruby A. Barnett, 94, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at the North Miss. Medical Center. She was a native of Mississippi and a homemaker. She was a member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse J. Barnett, in 1970; a grandson, Jeffrey Barnett; two sisters; and two brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Tom Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Survivors include six daughters, Dorothy Grimes of Jasper, Ala., Shirley Manasco and husband, James, Margaret Killingsworth and husband, Bob, Patricia Pounders and husband, Gayre, and Donna Jo Pitts and husband, Halbert, all of Tremont, and Pamela Owen and husband, Bill, of Tupelo; two sons, James Myrl Barnett and wife, Myra, of Arley, Ala., and Corky Crane Barnett and wife, Pauline, of Tremont; five sisters, Yvonne Epperson of Petaka, Fla., Imogene Tanner of Memphis, Jerry Cochran of Jackson, Jackie Gibbons of Savannah, Tenn., and Jimmie Cox of Booneville; two brothers, Clovis Crane and Donald Crane, both of Iuka; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Andy Barnett, Alan Barnett, Jimmy Manasco, Johnny Wilson, Hank Pitts and Mike Killingsworth.

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

 

RUTH LOUISE BARNETT

Ruth Louise Barnett, 81, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at Magnolia Regional Health Center after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Braxton Rutland and Bro. Robert Wood officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Barnett was bom March 7, 1920, in Alcom County, to the late Oscar and Mary Hamblin Jolly. She was a housewife and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jodie Barnett; a son, Thomas Eugene Barnett; a daughter-in-law, Polly Barnett; and a grandson, Robert Eugene Barnett.

She is survived by two sons, Bobby Barnett and his wife, Lora, of New Albany and Eddie Barnett and his wife, Jahnae of Fulton, Mo.; three sisters, Frances Stewart, Lorraine Martindale and Elizabeth Hardin, all of Corinth; five grandchildren, Kristal Hall and her husband, David, Cindy Barnett, Martha Cooper and her husband, Alan Barnett and his wife, Evona, and Jade Jones; seven great-grandchil­dren, Alexis Flanagan, Blake Barnett, Amber Coop­er, Trey Cooper, Candace Fielder, Trey Fielder and Bradley Hall.

Pallbearers were Charlie Ed Roberts, J. C. Arm­strong, Roger Griffin, Kenneth Matthews, Frankie. Barnett and Dennis Newland.

 

W. T. BARNETT

1-5-1943

BODY OF W. T. BARNETT FOUND IN HOTEL HERE

            Was Planter, Business Man of Booneville, Miss.

William Thomas Barnett, planter and business man of Booneville, Miss., who came to Memphis Sun­day for hospital treatment, died about 11 o'clock Monday night in his bed at the Claridge Hotel. His body was discovered early yester­day morning. He was 59.

            A native of Booneville, Mr. Bar­rett while a young man took over the operation of the Barnett Supply Co. on the death of his father, S. M. Barnett. The company did an extensive mercantile business in North Mississippi.

            Later he became a partner in the Ham Lumber Co., a, hardwood firm with plants at Boonville, Macon, Meridian and other points in Mis­sissippi. He also was partner with A. F. Simmons in the Booneville Brick and Tile Co., but disposed or the business at Mr. Simmons' death some three years ago.

            He operated a grain elevator at Booneville and was a leader in the development of purebred delinted cotton seed, devoting practically all of his time to it and the opera­tion of his Tri-County Farms, com­prising several thousand acres which is stocked with fine livestock and sheep.

            He was for 25 years vice presi­dent and director of the Bank of Booneville; for 10 years a director of the Northeast Mississippi Hos­pital at Booneville and a member. of the Booneville Board of Education.

            Mr. Barnett was education Bellbuck and Mississippi A. & M. College.

            He had been in declining health for a year and had come to Mem­phis every few weeks to undergo treatment at Baptist Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Stanley Barnett; two sons, W. T. Barnctt, Jr. and Stanley Barnett, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Brown­ing, all of Booneville.

            Funeral arrangements, in charge of Collies Funeral Home, were in­complete last night.

 

WILLARD BARNETT

BOONEVILLE - Willard Lee Barnett 57, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003. He was a member of the Gaston Baptist Church He was employed at Intex Plastics it Corinth for 30 years and was the owner of Will's Trading Post in Booneville. He loved his grandchildren and riding his four- wheeler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odell and Verdia Strickland Barnett; and his father-in-law, John Wesley Simmons.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Simmons Barnett of Booneville; two daughters, Danette Barnett of Corinth and Christy Holloway and her husband, Kevin, of Saltillo; one sister, Ann Hardin and her husband, Ralph of Corinth; two grandsons, Matthew Corbin and Tyler

Corbin of Rienzi; two granddaughters, Laken Holloway and Mandie Holloway of

Saltillo; his mother-in-law, Annie Ruby Simmons of Booneville; his niece, Tracy Hardin Barber and her husband, Greg, of Baldwyn; his nephew, Danny Hardin and his wife, Susan, of Corinth; his brother-in-law, Larry Simmons and his wife, Sharon; two sisters-in-law, Linda White and her husband, Carlos, and Sue Simmons; special friends, David Estes, Buddy Pardue, James Wilhite; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Estes, Jared Ashmore, John David Brown, Tony White, Danny White and Eric Simmons.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men V Sunday School Class at Gaston Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and continue until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

W. T. BARNETT 5 Jan 1943

BODY OF W. T. Barnett FOUND IN HOTEL HERE

Was Planter, Business Man of Booneville, Miss.

William Thomas Barnett, planter and business man of Booneville, Miss., who came to Memphis Sun­day for hospital treatment, died about 11 o'clock Monday night in his bed at the Claridge Hotel. His body was discovered early yester­day morning. He was 59,

A native of Booneville, Mr. Bar­rett while a young man took over the operation of the Barnett Supply Co. on the death of his father, S. M. Barnett. The company did an extensive mercantile business in North Mississippi.

Later he became a partner in the Ham Lumber Co., a, hardwood firm with plants at Boonville, Macon, Meridian and other points in Mis­sissippi. He also was partner with A. F. Simmons in the Booneville Brick and Tile Co., but disposed or the business at Mr. Simmons' death some three years ago.

He operated a grain elevator at Booneville and was a leader in the development of purebred delinted cotton seed, devoting practically all of his time to it and the opera­tion of his Tri-County Farms, com­prising several thousand acres which is stocked with fine livestock and sheep.

He was for 25 years vice presi­dent and director of the Bank of Booneville; for 10 years a director of the Northeast Mississippi Hos­pital at Booneville and a member. of the Booneville Board of Education.

Mr. Barnett was education Bellbuck and Mississippi A. & M. College.

He had been in declining health for a year and had come to Mem­phis every few weeks to undergo treatment at Baptist Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Stanley Barnett; two sons, W. T. Barnett, Jr. and Stanley Barnett, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Brown­ing, all of Booneville.

Funeral arrangements, in charge of Collies Funeral Home, were in­complete last night.

 

MRS. AMANDA P. BARRON

Mrs. Barron Dies In Local Hospital

Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda P. Barron of Star Route Booneville, were conducted on Friday afternoon at East Prentiss Churct with Rev. Mr. Wiggington officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mr. Barron died Thursday at 7 a.m. in the Northeast Miss. Hospital following an extended illness. She was a native of Prentiss County, a member of the Methodist Church, and a housewife. She was 81.

She leaves four sons, Houston Barron of Thrasher, Baxter Barron, True Barron and Fletcher Barron, all of Booneville; four daughters, Mrs. Otha Hester of Booneville, Mrs. Bert Williams of Memphis, Mrs. Homer Wheeler of Corinth, and Mrs. David Soto of Santiago, Calif.; one brother, John Brown of Belmont; four sisters Mrs. S a r a h Brown, Mrs. Alma Brown, Mrs. Minnie Moore and Mrs. Willie Gentry, all of Belmont; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday January 23, 1964

 

COLLENE BARREN

NEW SITE - Collene Barren, 78, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. She was a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church and a retired florist. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Denson, the Rev. Ronnie Hatfield and the Rev. Phil Kidd officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Travis Barren; two sons, Richard Barren and his wife, Wilma, of Morresboro, N. C., and Jimmy Von Barren of New Site; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Barren. Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

DANK BARRON

DENNIS - James Thomas "Dank" Barren, 71, died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi, a retired factory worker after 50 years and an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Lealand Owens officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Wayne Taylor of Dennis; one sister, Audrey Vanzant of Corinth; three brothers, Bill Barren and Randall Barren, both of Booneville, and Grandall Barron of Southaven.

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

 

 

EARLENE BARRON

BOONEVILLE - Earlene Barron, 81, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after a long illness. She was a homemaker and the widow of Ben Barron.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Earl Barron officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a daughter, Patty Leake of Booneville; three sisters, Sherlene Haynes of Lambert, and Elizabeth Gray and Eloise Floyd, both of Marietta; a brother, Emmitt Caldwell of Booneville.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

FRANCES BARREN

Frances Celia Barren, 57, died Friday, February 14, 1997, at the Red Bay Hospital in Red Bay, Ala. She was a native of Mississippi and a cook at Sandy's Dixie Drive-in.

Services were at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Jones officiating. Burial was in the East Prentiss Cemetery in New Site.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Barron of Dennis; two daughters, Cindy Hood of Kirkville and Sandy McGough of Belmont; one son, Danny Joe Barren of Booneville; five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy Taylor, Eddie Wooten, Jerry Dean Henley, Donald Reno, Marshall Ray Ivy and Bobby Taylor.

 

HENRY BARRON JR.

NEW SITE - Henry "June" Barron Jr., 74, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Ripley. He was a self-employed logger, a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Mike Johnson officiating and Bro. Steve Holliday assisting. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Joy McCombs Barron of New Site; two daughters, Kay Wigginton and husband, Leon, of New Site, and Debra Barron of Booneville; two sisters, Lorene Kidd of Amory, and Johnnie Palmer and husband, Russell, of Moulton, Ala.; three brothers, Travis Barron of North Carolina, and Clyde Barron and Joe Barron of Belmont; two grandchildren, Jason Wigginton and Kayla Robinson; three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Billy Barron and Jerry Wayne Barron; two brothers, Thurman and Shermon Barron; and two sisters, Annie Mae Barron and Louise Smith.

Pallbearers will be Jim Jacobs, Greg Taylor, Chris Ratliff, Michael Brasel, Doug Crow, Larry Harris, Wayne Stutts and Larry Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Taylor, Sylvester Crow, Taylor Slaughter, Hubert Brasel, L.C. Wright and James Hester.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

INEZ TENNISON BARRON

Inez Tennison Barron, 71, of Booneville, died Thursday, Sept. 16, home after a lengthy illness.

Service Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Bro. Kevin Merritt officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ. She loved sewing and driving with friends. She was preceded in death by her Ewell Lee Barron; two brothers, J.W. and Coleman Tennison; and brother-in-law, Ruel Baryon, Clint Grimes, L.B. Bishop and Humbert

She is survived by one daughter, Gail Haddix of Bend, Ore.; four sisters, Grimes, Sybil Southern and her husband, Stanley, Vernice Bishop Lovell, all of Booneville; one sister-in-law, Beatrice Barron of one grandchild, Christopher Ehric Voss; and several nieces.

 

KAY BARRON

CORINTH - Kay Deaton Barron, 64, formerly of Thrasher, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Thrasher Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her daughter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Lowery officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Gina Davies and husband, Brian, of Southaven; a son, Bryan Johnson and wife, Cindy, of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Baron Davies, Jordan Johnson, Greg Johnson and Blake Johnson; a very special friend, Weldon Latch.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Frances Deaton, and a brother, Bill Deaton.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

 

KRATIS BARREN

BOONEVILLE - Kratis Lee Barron, 73, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a sudden illness. He was a member of the Tuscumbia Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Worsham Brothers Construction Co. in Corinth after 43 years of service.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Lowery officiating and Bro. Frank Millender assisting. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Bessie Barren of Booneville; one daughter, Cathy Davis of Booneville; one son, Jimmy Barren and his wife, Shirley, of Booneville; one brother, Hortense Barren, and his wife, Lassie, of Booneville; two grandchildren, Kyle Barron and Tracy Laster.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Barren, Tracy Laster, Bobby Worsham, Larry Worsham, Hank Worsham, Cliff Worsham, Walker Wood, Buddy Woods, Keith Kelly and Jodie Criswell.

 

 

L. RINE BARRON

BOONEVILLE - L. "Rine" Barron, 79, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was the widow of Challis Barron. She was a homemaker and enjoyed writing a column for the Banner Independent.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rickey Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include four sisters, Margaret Castevens of Booneville, Lydia  Boren Boxx of Byhalia, Maxine Dodson of Waterford and Dot Morgan of Mooreville; two brothers, Jimmy Mink of Mathiston and Bobby Mink of Fresno, Calif.; a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and continue on Monday until service time.

 

 

RUEL BARREN

James Ruel Boron, 74, of Booneville, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services were Monday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister J. A. Thornton officiat­ing. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Barron, who was retired had owned and operated Banner's Grocery in Booneville for 42 years. He was a member of Booneville Church of Christ. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the VFW and the America Legend. He was preceded or death by his parents, James Curtiss and Rosie Lee Searcy Barron and one brother, Ewell Barron.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Reduce H. Baron; two daugh­ters, Myra Being, and her husband, Billy, of Iuka and Judy Barron of Madison, Ala.; two granddaughters, Ferrin, and Carlynn Rainey, both of Iuka; one sister‑in‑law, Reba Barron of Booneville; one uncle, C. D. Barren and his wife, Ron, of Booneville; one niece, Gail Haddix and her husband, Jeff, of Oregon; old one great‑nephew, Chris Voss of California.

Pallbearers wee Roger Griffin, Marvin Bonham, Bobby Maddox, Trent Allen, James Bennett, Robert Earl Sartin, Billy Sound and Clyde Jones. Honorary pallbearers were the Elders of the Booneville Church of Christ.

 

 

H. EDGAR BARRETT

Died at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Oschner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He was 67 a native of Booneville, Miss., and a resident of Baton Rouge. He was a retired civil engineer with the U. S. government. Bodywill be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by Dr. Barry Bailey. Burial in Resthaven Gardens of

Memory. He is survived by his wife, Lucetta Fisher Barnett of I Baton Rouge two daughters,

Mrs. Herman A. Thompson of Baton Rouge and Mrs. Frank Shoemaker of Annandale, Vt;

a son, Edgar S. Barnett of Lake Charles; a sister, Mrs. Fred Fowler of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and five grandchildren.

He was a member of the Broadmoor United Methodist Church and the U. S. Engineering Society.

 

HORACE BARRETT

BALDWYN - L. H. "Horace" Barrett, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Baptist Hospital in Booneville. He was a lifelong resident of the South Prentiss community and a member of South Prentiss Baptist Church. He was a retired dairy farmer, and a former employee of Super Sagless and Marietta Manufacturing. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing football and basketball.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Elbert Ray Bennett and Bro. Dan Mobley officiating. Burial will be in Booneville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rachel Barrett of Baldwyn; three daughters, Betty Pace of Booneville, Angela Pounds and husband, Larry, of Marietta, and Linda Bryant of Dallas, Texas; a son, Mitch Barrett and wife, Debbie, of Booneville; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Barrett; a sister, Nora Barrett; and three sons, Bobby Barrett, Jimmy Barrett and Eddie Barrett.

Pallbearers will be Wade Arnold, Ted Ryan, Junior Ryan, Jimmy Crabb, Tommy Crabb, Danny Michaels, David West and Jimmy Shook.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Spencer, Roy Hugh Scott, James Thornton and Vaughn Michael.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today.

 

OSCAR L. BARRETT

BELMONT - Oscar L. "O.L." Barrett, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2005. He died at peace at his home surrounded by his family and friends of Heart to Heart Hospice. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He cherished everyday he spent with his family and friends. He was born in Tishomingo County to the late Veto and Nettie Barrett. After living in Illinois for 15 years, he and his family moved back to Tishomingo County where he owned and operated three gas stations in the 1970's. He retired from Mann Gas Company after 35 years of service to the public. He loved to farm and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a Master Masons. He accepted Christ as his Savior on November 3, 2004. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Braxton Barrett and Rayburn Barrett.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Parris Hartley and Bro. Earl McAnally officiating. Burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Rava Jean Nunley Barrett of Belmont; two daughters, Regina graham and husband, Glen, and Deresia Deaton and husband, Lester, all of Red Bay, Ala.; three grandchildren, Josh Boyd and wife, Jessica Marie, of Belmont, Jessica C. Boyd and Makita Deaton, both of Red Bay; one great-grandchild, Chloe Boyd of Belmont; two brothers, C. B. Barrett and wife, Judy, of Hyden, Ky., and Charles Barrett of Hartselle, Ala.; one sister, Pearl Jackson of Belmont.

Pallbearers will be Scott Nunley, Steve Nunley, Hershel Graham, Shane Blaylock, June Holland and Benford Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy P. Sartain, Frank Brosious and Hollis Fowler.

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

 

RACHEL BARRETT

BALDWYN - Rachel Miller Barrett, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville. She was a lifelong resident of the South Prentiss community and a member of the South Prentiss Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Marietta Mfg. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1936. She also attended NEMCC. She loved playing basketball and gardening. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends. She most treasured her church and her family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Elbert Ray Bennett and Bro. Dan Mobley officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville City Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Pace of Booneville, Angela Pounds and her husband, Larry, of Marietta, and Linda Bryant of Dallas, Texas; one son, Mitch Barrett and his wife, Debbie, of Booneville; one sister, Ann Miller of Memphis; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Horace Barrett, who died Feb. 3, 2004; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Miller; one brother, Horace Miller; one sister, Maxine Miller Green; three sons, Bobby Barrett, Jimmy Barrett and Eddie Barrett.

Pallbearers will be Wade Arnold, Ted Ryan, Junior Ryan, Gary Spencer, Tommy Crabb, Danny Michael, David West and Jimmy Shook. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Hugh Scott, James Thronton, Vaughn Michael and Doug Lytal.

Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. today and continue until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

ALICE BARRON

BELMONT ‑ Alice Barron, 70, died Sunday, Feb 20, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a native of Prentiss County. She was retired as a supervisor from Blue Bell Inc., after 34 years of service. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Deacon Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev Jack Maroon officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Barron of Belmont; one son, Hershall Barron and his wife, Paulette, of Tupelo; one grandson, Nick Barron of Tupelo; her mother, Irene McCann of luka.

Pallbearers will be Joe Barron, Nick Barron, Harold Epps, Tom­my McCoy, Russell Palmer and Bobby Taylor.

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

 

 

CHALLIS BARRON

BOONEVILLE ‑ Challis Durant Barron, 82, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after along Illness. He was a farmer, a member of Thrasher Baptist Church and a U. S. Army vet­eran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Ricky Willis officiating. Bur­ial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Warrine "Rine" Mink Barron; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Sarah Lula Wood Barron; two brothers, James Curtis Barron and William Flavous Barren; a sister, Deela Har­ris; and two nephews, James Ruel and Euwell Barron.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday.

 

 

COLLENE BARRON

Collene Barron, 78, of New Site, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness.

Services were Wednesday, March 25, at 1 p.m. a McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Denson, the Rev. Ronnie Hatfield and the Rev. Phil Kidd officiating. Burial was in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Mrs. Barron was a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church and a retired florist. She was preceded in death b, one son, Jack Barron.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Travis Barron; two sons, Richard Baryon and his wife, Wilma, of Morresboro, N. C., W Jimmy Von Barron of New Site seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

CURTIS BARRON

BOONEVILLE ‑ James Curbs Barron, 96, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after along illness. He was a carpenter and a member of the Booneville Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J.A Thornton and Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Ruel Baryon, and his wife, Beatrice, of Booneville; a daughter‑in‑law, Reba Barron of Booneville; one brother, CO. Baryon, and his wife, Rene, of Booneville: three granddaughters. Myra Rainey and her husband, Billy, of Iuka, Judy Barron of Madison, Ala.; and Gail Haddix and her husband, Jeff, of Colorado; two great‑grand­daughters, Fenin Rainey and Carolyn Rainey, both of Iuka; one great‑grand son, Chris Voss of California.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Basis Lee Searcy Baryon; his parents, Tom and Lots Wood Baryon, one son, Ewell Barron; one sister, Deals Harris; and one brother. Flavors Barron.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

 

EARLENE BARRON

BOONEVILLE - Earlene Barron, 81, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after a long illness. She was a homemaker and the widow of Ben Barron.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Earl Barron officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a daughter, Patty Leake of Booneville; three sisters, Sherlene Haynes of Lambert, and Elizabeth Gray and Eloise Floyd, both of Marietta; a brother, Emmitt Caldwell of Booneville.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

BRITT BARRON

BOONEVILLE - Ernest Britt Barron, 82, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was bom Oct. 29, 1918, in Mississippi. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1983 after 32 years of government service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville, where he was a deacon, and a member of the Baracca Sunday School Class and the Joy Maker Senior Adult group. He was currently serving on the board of directors of the Prentiss County Electric Power Association.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Booneville with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lee Houston Barron; two sons, Larry and Dorothy Barron of North Palm Beach, Fla., and David and Susan Barron of Covington, La.; a daughter, Nancy Barron Braswell and her husband, Randy, of Rocky Mount, N. C.; his grandchildren, Leigh Anne Kruse, Justin Barron, Christopher Barron, Patrick Barron, Maggie Braswell and Jordan Braswell; one great-granddaughter, Lauren Kruse.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie C. and Maudie Gilley Barron, and a brother, Harmon Barron.

Pallbearers will be Bubba Lollar, Eddie Flurry, Travis Browder, Myron Coats, Vance Brown and David Bolen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Millsaps, W. S. Rutherford, L. C. Wright, Howard Long, Earl Duboise, Ewell Brown and Hubert McDaniel.

Visitation will continue from 8 to 10:30 a.m. today.

 

FLETCHER C. (BEN) BARRON

Fletcher C. (Ben) Barron, 67, of Route 5, Booneville, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, at his residence after a brief illness.

Services were Thursday, Oct. 16, at 3:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Luther Gibson officiating. Burial was in Liberty Memorial Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Barron was a retired disabled veteran. He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Earlene Caldwell Barron; a daughter, Mrs. Patty Sue Barron Leake of Booneville; a brother, Baxter Barron of Ripley ; three sisters, Mrs. Ophia Hester of Booneville, Mrs. Letra Williams of Memphis and Mrs. Margie Soto of San Diego, Calif.

 

FRANCES BARRON

DENNIS - Frances Celia Barron, 57, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at the Red Bay Hospital in Red Bay, Ala. She was a native of Mississippi and a cook at Sandy's Dixie Drive- in.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Jones officiating. Burial will be in the East Prentiss Cemetery in New Site.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Barron of Dennis; two daughters, Cindy Hood of Kirkville and Sandy McGough of Belmont; one son, Danny Joe Barron of Booneville; five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Billy Taylor, Eddie Wooten, Jerry Dean Henley, Donald Reno, Marshall Ray Ivy and Bobby Taylor.

The family is now receiving visitors at the funeral home.

 

 

HARMON L. BARRON

BOONEVILLE ‑ Harmon L. Barron, 79, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a retired employee of the U. S. Postal Service and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid sportsman, hunter and golfer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Maudie Gilley Barron.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. The eulogy will be given by Dan Capt. Burial will be in Meadowcreek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Edith Hill Barron; two daughters. Susan Barron of Memphis and Beverly Bolton of Fresno, Calif.; one brother, Britt Barron of Booneville: two grandchildren, Chris Bolton and Jason Bolton, both of Fresno.

Visitation will last until service time today.

 

 

JAMES BAXTER BARRON

BOONEVILLE - James Baxter Barron, 91, died Sunday, July 5, 1992, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He Was a Baptist and a retired farmer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Short officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Audrey Van Zent of Corinth, four sons, Bill Barron of Baldwyn. Randle Barron of Booneville, James T. Barron of Dennis and Grandle Barron of Southaven: three sisters. Opha Hester of Booneville, Letra Williams of Houston. Texas, and Marjorie Soto of California, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grand children.

 

 

RUEL BARRON

James Ruel Barron, 74, of Booneville, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services were Monday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minster Doug Greenway and Minister J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial was Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Barron, who was retired, had owned and operated Barron's Grocery in Booneville for 42 years. He was a member of Booneville Church of Christ. He was World War 11 Army veteran and a member of the VFW and the America Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Curtis and Rosie, Searcy Barron and one brother, Ewell Barron.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Beatrice H. Barron, two daughters, Myra Rainey and her husband, Billy, of Iuka and Judy Barron of Madison, Ala.; two granddaughters, Ferrin and Carlynn Rainey, both of Iuka; one sister-in-law, Reba Barron of Booneville; one uncle, C. D. Barron and his wife, Rene, of Booneville; one niece, Gail Haddix and her husband, Jeff, of Oregon; ad one great-nephew, Chris Voss of California.

Pallbearers wee Roger Griffin, Marvin Burcham, Bobby Maddox, Trent Allen, James Bennett, Robert Earl Sartin, Billy Sartin and Clyde Jones. Honorary pallbearers were the Elders of the Booneville Church of Christ.

 

DANK BARRON

DENNIS - James Thomas "Dank" Barren, 71, died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi, a retired factory worker after 50 years and an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Lealand Owens officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Wayne Taylor of Dennis; one sister, Audrey Vanzant of Corinth; three brothers, Bill Barren and Randall Barren, both of Booneville, and Grandall Barron of Southaven.

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

 

JIMMIE BARRON

NEW SITE ‑ Jimmie Vaughn Barran, 57, died Monday, April 3, 2000 at North Mississippi Medical Center Tupelo. He was a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church, and he was the son of Collene Barron who preceded him in death, and Travis Bar­on of New Site.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in East Prentiss Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Johnson, the Rev. Richard Denson and the Rev. Phil Kidd will officiate.

In addition to his father, he is survived by one brother, Richard Barron his wife, Wilma, of Mooresboro, N. C.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

 

 

KRATIS BARREN

BOONEVILLE - Kratis Lee Barron, 73, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a sudden illness. He was a member of the Tuscumbia Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Worsham Brothers Construction Co. in Corinth after 43 years of service.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Lowery officiating and Bro. Frank Millender assisting. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Bessie Barren of Booneville; one daughter, Cathy Davis of Booneville; one son, Jimmy Barren and his wife, Shirley, of Booneville; one brother, Hortense Barren, and his wife, Lassie, of Booneville; two grandchildren, Kyle Barron and Tracy Laster.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Barren, Tracy Laster, Bobby Worsham, Larry Worsham, Hank Worsham, Cliff Worsham, Walker Wood, Buddy Woods, Keith Kelly and Jodie Criswell.

 

L. RINE BARRON

BOONEVILLE - L. "Rine" Barron, 79, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was the widow of Challis Barron. She was a homemaker and enjoyed writing a column for the Banner Independent.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rickey Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include four sisters, Margaret Castevens of Booneville, Lydia Boren Boxx of Byhalia, Maxine Dodson of Waterford and Dot Morgan of Mooreville; two brothers, Jimmy Mink of Mathiston and Bobby Mink of Fresno, Calif.; a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and continue on Monday until service time.

 

BILL BARRON

BOONEVILLE - Melvin Earl "Bill" Barron, 80, of Booneville, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He was a retired factory worker, a member of the Victory Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Hopkins and Bro. Earl Barron officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Eva Burns Barron; two sons, Earl Barron and his wife, Jeanie, of Blue Mountain, and Dean Barron and his wife, Brenda, of Clarksville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Michael Barron and his wife, Samantha, Michelle Greer and her husband, Justin, Laura Beth Barron, Keeton Barron and Kevin Barron; one great-grandchild, Wade Barron; one sister, Audrey Van Zant of Corinth; two brothers, Randle Barron of Booneville and Grandle Barron of Southaven.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dannie Ray Barron; his parents, James Baxter and Annie Barron; and one brother, James T. Barron.

Pallbearers will be Michael Barron, Justin Greer, Keeton Barron, Kevin Barron, Junior Burns and Marty Barron. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Rhodes, Larry Jones, Larry Gann, Sonny Honeycutt, James E. Barron, Gaston Green and Jeff Barnes.

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

 

PATRICIA ANN PERCY BARRON

Patricia Ann Percy Barron, 50, of Booneville, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Local survivors include three daughters, Dallas Strawser of Booneville and Erin Dale Barron and Kory Ann Barron, both of the home; a son, William G. "Billy" Barron pt the home: a sister, Christine Enderle of Booneville and a brother, Richard Fels of Booneville.

 

 

REBA BARRON

BOONEVILLE ‑Reba Inez Tennison Barron, 71, died Thursday, Sept, 16, 1999, at her home after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed sewing and driving with friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ewell Lee Barron; two brothers, J. W. and Coleman Tennison; four brothers‑in-law, Ruel Barron, Clint Grimes, L. B. Bishop and Humber Lovell.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kevin Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Gail Haddix of Bend, Ore.; four sisters, Novalee Grimes, SY611 Southern and her husband, Stanley, Vernice Bishop and Edna Lovell, all of Booneville; one sister‑in‑law, Beatrice Barren of Booneville; one grandchild, Christopher Ehric Voss; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will last until service time today.

 

 

SHERMON BARRON

NEW SITE ‑ Sherman Barron, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center He was a self‑employed logger for several years and a U.S Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church. He loved his Concurs, hunting and fishing

            Services will be al 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glenn Jones and Bro. lack Whitley officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Edith Hunt Barron; one daughter, Kathy King and her husband, bob, of Video, Ark; one son, Sherron Hunt Barron and his wife, Freda, of Booneville, three sisters, Lorene Kidd of Amory, Louise Smith of Booneville and Johnnie Palmer of Melton, Ala., four brothers, Travis Bar ran of North Carolina, Clyde Barron and Joe Barron, bath of Belmont, and Henry "Junebug" Barron of New Site, three grandchildren, Sports Barron, Justin King and his wife, Michelle, and Julian King.

            He was preceded in death by a brother, Thurman Barron; one sister, Annie Mae Barren; and a grandson, Bradley Hunt Barron.

            Pallbearers will be Ricky Johnson, Capon Cagle, Odell Jourdon, Nathan Harrison Clayton Wilemom and Tammy Nix.

            Honorary pallbearers will be the Mt. Pisgah Adult Men Sunday School Class and two special friends, Richard Mayo and Holly Sparks.

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

 

TRAVIS BARRON

NEW SITE - Charlie Travis Barron, 88, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Fairhaven Nursing Home in Bostic, N.C. He was a retired farmer and a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Mike Johnson and Bro. Phil Kidd officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Richard Barron of Moresboro, N.C.; two sisters, Lorene Kidd of Amory and Johnnie Palmer of Moulton, Ala.; two brothers, Joe Barron and Clyde Barron of Belmont; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen Sanders Barron; his parents, Henry and Belle Barron; two sons, Jimmy Vaughn and Jack Barron; two sisters, Annie Mae Barron and Louise Smith; and three brothers, Thurman, Sherman and Henry Barron Jr.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Monday.

 

BILLY GALE BARRON

William Billy Gale Barron Sr., 52, of Booneville, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at his home.

Services were Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 2:30 p.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Onnie Ralph officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Memphis Marine Corps Reserves.

Mr. Barron worked in the furniture business for several years un­til becoming disabled. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Viet­nam War, earning various medals and awards, including the Purple Heart. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and the Purple Heart Society. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Patricia A. Percy Barron; three daughters, Dallas Kay Barron Strawser and her husband, Richard, of Booneville, Erin Dale Rehnae Barron and Kory Ann Patricia Barron, both of the home; a son, William Billy Gale " B. J." Barron Jr. of the home; his mother, Helen McKay and her husband, Bobby, of Booneville; a sister, Janet Kay Bailey and her husband, Nolan, of Booneville; two brothers, Mackie Dale Barron of Florida and Ronnie Lee McKay and his wife, Donna, of Marietta; a broth­er-in-law and sister-in-law, Dale and Christine Enderle of Booneville; a brother-in-law, Richard Fels of Booneville; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Howard "Stoney" Piers­ing.

He was preceded in death by his father Thurmon Barron; and an infant daughter, Sonja Rehnae Barron. Mike Hutcheson served as honorary pallbearer.

 

 

HOWARD BARRY

BOONEVILLE - Howard Irving Barry Jr., 65, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Aug. 31, 1937, in Prentiss County to Howard Irving Barry Sr. and Laura B. Barry. He was a retired machine operator lot Brown Shoe Company. He later worked for the Booneville Gas and Water Department. He was a Mason, and a member of Carolina United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. An avid baseball fan, he coached the Brown Shoe Company baseball team and coached Little League for many years.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins and Bro. Danny Minnix officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Nelms and husband, Michael, of Stantonville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Megan Barry and Dallas Nelms; a sister, Amy Jo Moore and husband, David, of Booneville; two nephews, Stewart Moore and wife, Jennifer, and Joel Moore; a niece, Katie Moore; a stepbrother, Wyatt A. Stewart III of Washington D. C.; a stepsister, Betty Stewart of Jackson, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Carroll Ivy, James Stanley Long, Thomas Keenum, Doc Gullett, Bill Ward, Jeff Williams and Kent Dees.

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

Memorials may be made to Carolina United Methodist Church, 2000 Ninth St., Booneville MS 38829.

 

MARIE BARRY

CORINTH - Marie Barry, 81, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at the Dogwood Plantation Assisted Living Center. She was a member of Spout Springs Presbyterian Church and a surgical technician in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1952 she and her husband established Barry Used Cars. She worked in bookkeeping, sales and all aspects of the business. After her husband's death in 1997, she continued operating the business on a daily basis, even after moving to Dogwood Plantation, until her illness prevented her.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Thelbert Hill officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Dickey Barry and wife, Marsha, of Corinth; two grandsons, Phillip Barry of Corinth, and Ricky Barry and wife, Kristi, of Starkville; a nephew, George Mauney of Burbank, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, G.W. and Laticia Crum Mauney; and two brothers, Eugene and Kimble Mauney.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Barry, Ricky Barry, J.C. McCrary and Rick Miller.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Judy Davis, 6508 N. Shiloh Road, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

CATHERINE BARTEE

            Catherine Carruth Bartee died Thursday, Sept, 30, 1993, She was a native of Sudan, Texas, and lived most of her life in Jackson. She lived her later years at Traceway Manor Retirement Community in Tupelo.

            Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church in Tupelo with the Rev. A. Franklyn Brooks officiating.

            Survivors include one son, Eddie Carruth Bartee of St. Joseph, Mo.; one daughter, Di Ann Lewis of Starkville; two sisters, Lillie Mae Pettyjohn of Forth Worth, Texas, and Edna Bellamy of Wichita Falls, Texas; one brother, Charles Carruth of Andrews, Texas; seven grandchildren, two great‑grandchildren.

            The family will receive visitors al the church one hour before services.

            Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, the American Cancer Society or the United Methodist Senior Services of Mississippi Inc.

 

 

ELSIE BARTLETT

BALDWYN - Callie Elsie Pearce Bartlett, 83, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She lived and worked in Waukegan, Ill., for a number of years. She retired and returned to Mississippi 27 years ago. She was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Gaught officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy L. Butler of Texas and Annie Pate of Florida; one son, Marc Bartlett of Illinois; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Louis D. Bartlett, on March 31, 2001; four sisters, Jimmie Stephens, Gaither Wren, Ruth Pearce and Cumi Pearce; and four brothers, Mack Pearce, Durwood Pearce, Ellie Pearce and Herbert Pearce.

Pallbearers will be Chris Blair, Jeffrey Blair, Greg Nehib, Mike Deruby, Anthony Andro and Dean Pearce.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sandi Collins and Nina Trammell.

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

 

 

LOUIS BARTLETT

BALDWYN - Louis D. Bartlett, 96, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. He was a retired tool grinder with Onsrud Cutter in Libertyville, III. He was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Chapel with Bro. Keith Gaughf officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Elsie Pearce Bartlett of Baldwyn; two daughters, Peggy L. Butler of Texas and Annie Pate of Florida; one son, Marc Bartlett of Illinois; one sister. Birdie Anderson of Louisiana; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lillian Melson, Maggie Tapp, Ruby White and Effie Houston; and two brothers, Les Bartlett and Bob Bartlett.

Pallbearers will be Chris Blair, Jeffrey Blair, Greg Nehib, Mike Deruby, Anthony Andro and Marc A. Bartlett.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

 

WILLIE B. BARTON

CORINTH - Willie B. Barton, 74, died at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding horses.

Services will be at noon Friday at the Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church with the Rev. Lamar Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, William B. Barton and William D. Barton; four daughters, Pearlie D. Barton, Linda D. Barton Turner, Meria (Gerald) A. Graham and Mildred A. Barton; 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ester B. Barton; his parents, Henry and Pearlie Barton; and his brothers, John E. Barton, James H. Barton and Elvester Barton.

Pallbearers will be Todd Barton, Kenneth Barton, Bryan Barton, Bobby Barton, Tyone Turner and James Barton.

Visitation will be on Thursday from noon until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

TONY BASCOMB

CORINTH - Charles Anthony "Tony" Bascomb, 47, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, in Tupelo. He was a member of Overton Hill Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Travis Shea officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Bascomb of Glen; a son, Jason Zubke of Glen; two brothers, Willie R. Bascomb and wife, Sherry, of Lakeland, Fla., and Earl W. Bascomb and wife, Billie Joe, of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Diane Reno and husband, Bernard, of Westland, Mich., and Bonnie Kirksey of Wayne, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie P. Bascomb, and a brother, Bill Boyd Bascomb.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.

 

BETTY SUE BASDEN

RIENZI - Betty Sue Basden, 51, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, in Corinth. She was a member of the Biggersville Pentecostal Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Biggersville Pentecostal Church with Bro. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, David Basden of Rienzi; two sons, Jeff Basden of Rienzi and Jamie Basden and wife, Jody, of Fulton; two grandchildren, Madison Basden and Megan Basden; one brother, Tim Johnson of Rienzi; three sisters, Kay Ross and husband, Ted, of Rienzi, Wanda Mitchell and husband, Jody, of Corinth, and Martha Duncan and husband, Eddie, of Baton Rouge, La.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David Johnson and Gladys Whitaker Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Chris Basden, Ricky Lawson, Shane Mitchell, Scotty Mitchell, Gerald Casper and Wesley Basden.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today and continue until service time at the church.

 

VIVIAN BASHAM

Vivian K. Basham, 78, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medi­cal Center in Tupelo after a long illness. She was born march 21, 1926, in Itawamba County to the late Luzern and Lillie Barrett Kendrick. She grew up in Smithville and Amory. She lived in Kenosha, Wis., for several years before returning to Monroe County where she lived in Hatley, Wren and Amory. She married Arice M. Basham on Oct. 10, 1943. She was a homemaker, a mother and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed working with her curio cabi­nets.

Services were at 10 a.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bishop J. Richard Thorderson and Ira Kennedy officiating. Burial was in Center Hill Cemetery in Hamilton.

Survivors include her hus. band, Arice M. Basham of Am. roy; four sons, Jimmy Basham and wife, Linda, of Waynes­boro, Tenn., Tommie Basham and wife, Penny, of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dewayne Basham and wife, Cynthia, of Amory, and Randall Basham and wife, Barbara, of Flat, Mo.; two daughters, Marcelle Senter and husband, Wayne, of Iuka, and Gloria Jones and husband, Robert, of Tupelo; two sisters, Vedie Wardlaw of Smithville and Mary Taylor of Vernon, Ala.; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Billy Ray and Bobby Joe Basham; and two grandchildren, Brandi Michelle Basham and Sydney Robertson.

Pallbearers were Dewayne Basham, Tommie Basham, Randall Basham, Wayne Sen­ter, Kevin Senter and Jeff Basham.

 

JUNE BASS

CORINTH - June Pittman Bass, 68, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. She was born May 13, 1936, in McNairy County, Tenn., to the late Albert and Jennie Bass. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Bass of Corinth and Dale Bass of Acton, Tenn.; one brother, Joe Pittman of Liberty; one sister Lorine Malone of Acton, Tenn.; one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Bass; one son, Roger Bass; four sisters, Pauline Davis, Aline Moore, Stella Knight and Frances Dunn.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

PAULINE HUGHES BASS

Pauline Hughes Bass 82, of Walnut, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a Methodist and loved her family. She was preceded in death by her father Claude Hughes; her mother, Maude McEntire Hughes; brothers, Wesley Hughes and Woodrow Hughes; sisters, Mae Fern Prather, Pearl Shapley, Ruby Bridges, Jewel Mathis and Billie Hodum.

Mrs. Hughes is survived by her husband of 62 years, Haig Bass of Walnut Ms; 3 sons, James Ronald "Ronnie Bass and wife Ida of Oakland Tn.; Gary Bass of Memphis Tn., Barry Bass of Oklahoma City, OK; 2 grandchildren, Terri Bass Austin, Barry Dean Bass, 2 great grandchildren, Brooklyn Bass, Scarlett Austin; 2 brother, Wilfred Hughes of Walnut Ms, W. C. Hughes of Memphis Tn.; 2 sisters, Blanche Smith and husband Vaughn of Walnut, Lorraine Cole of Memphis, Tn.; Brother in Law Freed Hodum of Walnut Ms; Sisters in law, Edith Bass of Walnut and Omega Tootsie Swindle of Corinth.

Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday June 8, 2000 at Magnolia Funeral Home and then Thursday 1 p.m. until service time at the Camp Ground Methodist Church.

Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000 at the Camp Ground Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery.

Rev. Mary Hutson and Charlie Browning officiating.

 

HERMAN W. BASWELL

CORINTH - Herman W. Baswell, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at his home. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Mission of Hope Church in Alcorn County.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greater Works Church in Corinth with Bro. James Voyles and Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Christ Gospel Cemetery in Alcorn County. Coleman-Family Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Annie Hicks and husband, David, and Marsha Fay Richardson, all of Corinth; a son, Randle W. Baswell of Corinth; two sisters, Margie Mason of Glen and Hazel Byrd of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Morgan Baswell; his parents, Joseph and Dooly Baswell; a son, Lamantie Baswell; a daughter, Sharlett Shouse; a great-grandchild, Corey James Delaughter; four brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be at the church beginning at 10 a.m. today and continuing until service time Thursday. 

 

SYBLE JONES BASWELL

Syble Jones Baswell, 76, of Corinth, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 9, Burial was in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Local survivors include a son, Raymond Baswell of Rienzi: a daughter, Mandy Bullock of Jacintoand a sister, Polly Cole of Booneville.

 

JOHN BATAVIA

CORINTH - Paschal John Batavia, 94, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a construction worker and was of the Assembly of God faith. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed reading the Bible and helping Christian charities.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Paul Long officiating. Burial will be in the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Prentiss County.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Ruby Burress Jackson of Corinth; his special friends, Paul and Kim Long and their children, Ashley and Megan Long, all of Corinth; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Grace Burress Batavia; his father, Nick Batavia; his mother, Anna Badami Batavia; one brother, Paul Batavia; and one sister, Francis Martin.

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

 

CELESTA W. BATES

Services for Celesta W. Bates were Nov. 8 at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie with Bro. Elbert Boutwell officiating.

Bates, 88, died Nov. 7, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Itawamba County to the late John Thomas Williams and Cleo Roebuck Williams. She worked for the Itawamba County School System at the Mantachie lunch room in her early years. She retired from Mantachie Manufacturing. She lived in Mantachie all her life until moving to Tupelo 19 years ago. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard and doing puzzles.

Survivors include a daughter, Nell Bates of Tupelo: a brother, Raymon Williams of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oye L. Bates, in 1995: a daughter, Marjorie Sue Bates; two brothers, Hoyt Williams and Hollis Williams', an infant brother; and her parents.

Pallbearers were N. T. Clayton Sr., Larry Bates, Jimmy Bates, Jerry Bates, Herman Farrar and J. P. Guin.

Burial was in Keys Cemetery.

 

 

CRYSTAL BATES

Crystal Hope Bates, 24, of Rienzi, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth as the result of an automobile accident.

Services were Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James B. Ward and Bro. Wallace South officiating. Burial was in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Ms. Bates attended Tuscumbia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Henry Bates; and one sister, Landrea Bates.

She is survived by her mother, Yonna Smith Bates of Rienzi; her grandparents, Maverick and Frances Newsom of Ripley, Verda Box of Rienzi and Clifford Bates of Corinth; one brother, Jason Bates of Rienzi; and one nephew, Zackery Bates.

 

 

FRANKIE BATES

BOONEVILLE - Frankie Lee Engle Bates, 72, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Iuka Hospital after a sudden illness. She was a member of Forked Oak Baptist Church. She was a former cosmetologist and school bus driver. She enjoyed quilting.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Forked Oak Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Johnson and Bro. Horace McCombs officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, John Bates Sr.; her daughter, Frankie Diane Bates of Booneville; four sons, John "Rusty" Bates Jr. and Shelby Joseph Bates, of Indianapolis, Ind., Wesley and Randy Bates of Booneville; her mother, Essie Mae Engle of Booneville; three sisters, Maxine Holder and Ann Lowery of Booneville and Dorothy Surratt of Nashville; two brothers, Jack Engle and James Engle of Nashville; nine grandchildren, Amanda Bates, Candice Bates, Dessa Bates, John Bates III, John Robert Bates, Shelby Bates, Jonathan Kersey, Jacob Kersey and Travis Kersey; two great-grandchildren, John Dylan Bates and Danielle Bates; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her sons and grandsons.

Visitation will last until 9 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. until service time today

 

 

RANDY BATES

CAIRO - Randy Bates, 40, of the Cairo community, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at his home. He was a member of the Forked Oak Baptist Church and a disabled electrician. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frankie Lee Bates.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Forked Oak Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Forked Oak Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy J. Bates; his father, John Bates Sr. of the Cairo community; three sons, Jonathan Kersey, Jacob Kersey and Travis Kersey, all of the Cairo community; one sister, Frankie Diane Bates of the Cairo community; three brothers, John "Rusty" Bates of Knightstown, Ind., Shelby Joseph Bates of Indianapolis, Ind., and Wesley Bates of the Cairo community; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be until noon today at the funeral home, then from 1 p.m. to service time at the church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SYLVESTER C. BATIE

CORINTH - Sylvester C. Batie, 78, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the Alcorn Health and Rehab Center. She was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Dennistown and a member of the Missionary Society.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Dennistown with the Rev. Anthony Collier officiating. Burial will be in Green Cemetery in Ripley. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas E. Cox and Jimmy L. Batie, both of Corinth, and Senator Batie of Odessa, Texas; three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Lillie Cox; four brothers, Thomas, Jimmy, Earnest and Bobby Shannon Cox; and a sister, Alice Smyles.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

COREY NEAL BATTLES

CORINTH – Corey Neal Battles, 37, formerly of Corinth, died Friday, July 1, 2005, in Henderson, Ky. He was born Dec. 30, 1967 in Alcorn County. He attended Alcorn Central School.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in the City Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara Yarber, and stepfather, Jerry, of Corinth; his father, Ernest William “Bill” Battles Jr. of Corinth; one brother, David Battles of Corinth; one sister, Michelle Battles of Herrin, Ill.; his maternal grandmother, Pauline Carpenter of Corinth; three aunts, Alice Battles, Connie Yarber and husband, Jerry, Paulette Pittman and husband, Stanley; an uncle, James Kuykendall and wife, Donna.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Ernest William Battles Sr. and Violet Battles; and a brother, Timothy Battles.

 

VIOLET B. BATTLES

CORINTH - Violet Berry Battles, 83, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. She was born in Alcorn County on Jan. 10, 1921, to the late Lial A. and Anna Leigh McAnnally. She was an operator and later business associate of Bell South for more than 30 years. She was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church until her illness. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and an avid reader.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Woodall officiating. Burial will be in the City Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include one son, Bell Battles of Corinth; one daughter, Alice Battles of Corinth; one sister-in-law, Nell Berry of Corinth; four grandchildren, David Lee Battles, Corey Neal Battles, Timothy G. Battles and Michelle Battles.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Leigh A. "Monk" Berry; and one sister, Lila Fern Carter.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Miss. Sheriff's Boys and Girls Ranches, P.O. Box 1428, Columbus, MS 39703.

 

VIRGINIA BATTLES

CORINTH - Virginia Battles, 71, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at Dogwood Plantation. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Tiplersville. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and caring for her family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Smiley Mills, the Rev. Warren Jones and Barry Hickman officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Billy T. Battles of Corinth; two daughters, Ann Clendenin and her husband, Mark, of Memphis, and Sue Hickman and her husband, Barry, of Corinth; two sisters, Vera Borde of Tupelo and Oneata Mink of Saltillo; her grandchildren, Christy Carroll and her husband, Tony, Chris Latch, Stephanie Talley and her husband, Eric, Carrie Moore and her husband, Alan, and Matthew Clendenin; her great-grandchildren, Jay Carroll and his wife, Misty, Nick Carroll, Hillary Carroll and Tri Talley; her friend and caregiver, Judy Michaels.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clovis Brigman and Addie Ila Eaton, and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be Tony Carroll, Eric Talley, Alan Moore, Matthew Clendenin, Jay Carroll, Nick Carroll and Ray Latch.

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

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite I, Jackson MS 39216.

 

GERALDINE BERRY

CORINTH - Geraldine Ambrose Berry, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Blake Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. She was an antique dealer known as the "Linen Lady." She was a charter member of White Station Church of Christ and a member of Foote Street Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late E. A. and Mattie Eaton Ambrose.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Charles Curtis and Malcolm George officiating. Burial will be in Kuberty Cemetery in Acton, Tenn.

Survivors include her husband, James Woodrow Berry of Corinth; two daughters, Camille Hatcher of Germantown, Tenn., and Susan Lyster and her husband, Harold, of Derby, Vt.; two sons, James Berry Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Collierville, and Jeffrey Berry of Corinth; one brother, Basil Ambrose of Michie, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Justin, John, Larry, Angela, Ryan and his wife, Stacey, and Alan.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m.

 

LEMER BEAM

BELMONT - Lemer Dessie Beam, 81, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at her residence. She was born Oct. 15, 1921, to Alonzo "Lonnie" and Bessie Taylor Cleveland. She married Samuel Carl Beam in 1939 and was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Tishomingo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Carl Beam in 1975; two grandsons; one great-grandson; four brothers; one sister; and her parents.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church with the Rev W. H. Burcham and the Rev. Tim Hisaw officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Wymer "Billy" Beam and his wife, Sarah, of Indiantown, Fla., William T. "Tommy" Beam and his wife, Brenda, of Amory, and Ed Beam of Fairview; two daughters, Hazel Harnage and her husband, Willie, of Fairview, and Dorothy Moody and her husband, Larry, of Belmont; four sisters, Lena Jacobs and Retha McKinney, both of Booneville, Ruble Stanley of Marietta and Ruby Dillard of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Ernie Barrett of Golden and Lewis Cleveland of Booneville; 21 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Bobby Beam, Don Dulaney, Chester Harnage, Sammy Harnage, David Harnage, Kenny Dulaney, Glenn Dulaney, Jimmy Harnage, Paul Beam and Russell Beam.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until service time on Thursday at the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.

 

RETHA BEAM

GOLDEN - Retha Beam, 84, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Birmingham. She was born Nov. 13, 1919, in Itawamba County to the late H. C. and Myrtle Mackleroy Adams. She was a retired homemaker and a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Adams, Bro. Robert Humphres and Bro. Mark Beam officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Richard Allen Beam and wife, Julia, of Fulton; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ivy Beam, in 1994; and a son, Eugene Beam.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Beam, Chester Harnage, Jimmy Harnage, Ricky Adams, Gary Stephens and Johnny Adams.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

WENCIL D. BEAM

GOLDEN - Wencil D. Beam, 80, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at his residence. He was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Itawamba County to Edgar Beam and Minnie Lou Johnson. He worked in logging and in sawmilling. He was U.S. Army veteran and a member of the V.F.W.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene O'Brien and Bro. Tommy Waddle officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Elois Lindsey and her husband, David, Adoyce Yielding and Bernie Hawkins and her husband, James, all of Golden; one son, Wayne Beam of Golden; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Merlene Beam in 2001; three sisters; four brothers; one grandson, Michael Beam; two sons-in-law, J.T. Wood and Eugene Yielding.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Yielding, John King, Danny Wood, Donnie Wood, Billy Hawkins and Tim Jetton.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

 

GEORGE ALTON BEAMS

George Alton Beams, 56, of Booneville, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 10, Burial was in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany.

Local survivors include his wife, Brenda Beams of Booneville.

 

MATTIE BENNETT

BALDWYN - Mattie Barnett Bennett, 59, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at her home in Baldwyn. She was the daughter of the late L.J. Barnett and Missouri Barnett. She was a member of Mt. Nebo CME Church and a retired employee of Parker Hannifin Co. in Booneville.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Nebo CME Church with Dr. Paul A. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the CGM&S Cemetery in Baldwyn. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, John E. Bennett of Baldwyn; a son, Chris (Audrey) Barnett of Baldwyn; three daughters, Veronica Grice and Taura Bennett, both of Baldwyn, and Tania Grice of Atlanta, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Deidra Calomese of Booneville; two stepsons, Jocques Calomese of Booneville and Tyrone (Jackie) Welch of Baldwyn; four sisters, Virginia (Tommy Lee) Grice, Evelyn Scales and Roberta Barnett, all of Baldwyn, and Jessie (Robert) Bradley of Flint, Mich.; two brothers, Wilmer (Hettie) Barnett and George (Elaine) Barnett; seven grandchildren; five aunts, three uncles; her mother-in-law, Pauline Bennett of Booneville;

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Juanita (Clarance) Davis; and six brothers, Charlie, Lovis, Leon, Ellis, O'Neal and Charles Barnett.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

 

DOROTHY BENNINGFIELD

IUKA - Dorothy Benningfield, 83, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born May 24, 1922, in Cross Plains, Tenn., to the late Duke and Lela Simmons. She lived most of her adult life in Louisville, Ky., and moved to Iuka in 1986. She was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church where she enjoyed her Sunday School Class and Mission Group. Her greatest love was spending time with her family. She enjoyed crocheting and ceramics and loved spending time on the lake.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Iuka Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Holcomb and the Rev. Ron Plymel officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Claude Benningfield of Iuka; one daughter, Joyce Lambert and husband, Billy, of Iuka; one brother, Wilburn Simmons and wife, Dove, of Cadiz, Ky.; two sisters, Peggy Rainwater and husband, Gerald, of Greenbrier, Tenn., and Margaret Clark of Springfield, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Valarie Alder of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ann Benningfield; her parents, Lela and Duke Simmons; a brother, Bryce Simmons; her mother-in-law and father-in-law; three sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; two nephews; one niece.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services on Monday.

Memorials may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Komen NYC Race For the Cure, New York, NY 10087-9223.

 

ROBERT BILLUPS

BALDWYN - Robert Edward Billups, 55, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Mary 18, 1940, to Lena Mae Nunn Billups and the late Ellis Billups.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Baldwyn with the Rev. Wayne Myles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Billups of Tupelo and Becky Pippins (Reggie) of Saltillo; three sons, Anthony Billups of Baldwyn, Eric Billups (Queen) of Guys, Tenn., and Marlon Billups of Houston; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, Lena Mae Billups of Baldwyn; three sisters, Georgia Ann Billups, Bertha Lee Stokes (Darnell) and Janie Billups, all of Baldwyn; six brothers, Willie George Billups (Charlotte), Cheyenne Billups (Betty), Ellis Carl Billups (Mildred) and Jerome Billups, all of Baldwyn, Richard Billups (Mary) Verona, and Jerry Billups (Cassandra) of Guntown; a special friend, Martha Moore of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one sister, Mary Sue Billups.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour to services on Friday.

 

WILLIAM ROY BEAN BLOSSOM

William Roy "Bill" Beanblossom, 61, of Booneville, formerly of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Caritas Medical Center after an extended illness with lung cancer.

Mr. Beanblossom was a truck driver for Whiteford Trucking Co. Before working for Whiteford he worked for 25 years for Baldwin Piano and Organ Co. He was a retired teacher and coach for Jefferson Coun­ty Public Schools, a Marine Corps Reserve veteran and a member of Beechmont Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. He also attended the Wor­ship Center in Baldwyn.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Beanblossom of Booneville; two daughters, Robin Lynne Beanblossom of Booneville and Toni Anne Hill of Baldwyn; his mother, Mildred Beanblossom of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Dr. Robert Beanblossom and Ed Beanblossom, both of Louisville, Ky.; and one grandchild, William Cody Alan Wilemon Beanblossom of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl E. Beanblossom; his twin daughters, Constance Lee Beanblossom and Selina Ann Bean­blossom; and one grandchild, Matthew Jordon Hill.

Services were Wednesday, July 19, at Beechmont Baptist Church.

            His body was cremated. Memorial gifts may be made to the Americar

Cancer Society:

 

BESSIE BEARD

Bessie McCostlin Beard, 88, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a native of Lee County and a lifelong resident of Tupelo. She worked with Purnell's Pride for more than 20 years. She was a Baptist and involved with the Salvation Army's Home League. She enjoyed playing bingo. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest McCostlin, in 1977 and her second husband, Clinton Beard, in 1987.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial will be in Euclatubba Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Eloise Barnes of Tupelo and Jean McCostlin of Jackson; seven grandchildren, Diane Williams of DeRidder, La., Tiny Oaks of Pontotoc, Anita Fowler of Saltillo, Donald Barnes of Red Bay, Ala., Doc Barnes of Tupelo, and Ann Ellis and Cathy McCostlin, both of Baldwyn; seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mitch Fowler, Donald Barnes, Doc Barnes, Nick Goddard, Lee Burrow and Eddie Oaks.

 

EVA G. BEARD

Eva G. Beard, 82, of Route 7, Booneville, died Sunday, Feb. 12, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Gene Gilbert and Russell Clouse officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery.

Mrs. Beard was the widow of Everett Beard. She was a housewife and a member of Little Brown Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Billy Robbins of Valley Station, Ky., Wayne Beard of Booneville and James Harold Beard of Harvest, Ala.; a step-son, Leonard Beard of Booneville; four daughters, Clytee Bearden and Jane Johnson, both of Booneville, Erma Payton of Wilcox, Ariz., and Dorothy Henley of Albuquerque, N. M.; a stepdaughter, Corane Rogers of Booneville; 20 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 18 great-grand children; five step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

JEWELL BEARD

BOONEVILLE ‑ Jewell Beard, 83, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the Alcorn Care Inn in Corinth after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Jacinto Church of Christ. She was the widow of Arlon Beard.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Terry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Jacinto Church of Christ Cemetery

Survivors include a son, Cleston Beard of Booneville; a sis­ter, Daphene Downs of Booneville; two grandchildren, Don Beard and Vickie King; two great‑grandchildren, Daniel King and Dustin King.

Visitation will be from 10 am. to 10 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

 

LEONARD BEARD

BOONEVILLE - Leonard Lyle Beard, 87, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired chemical extractor with Abbott Laboratories. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed working on his computer, gardening and yard work.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Steven Guy officiating. Burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Eloise Fortner Beard; a son, Larry Beard and wife, Karen, of Hubertus, Wis.; a sister, Jane Johnson and husband, James, of Booneville; two brothers, Wayne Beard and wife, Carolyn, of Booneville, and James Beard and wife, Glenda, of Harvest, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Irene Wright and Fay Caldwell; a brother-in-law, Vernon Fortner; a granddaughter, Hayley Hellenbrand and husband, Tim; a great-granddaughter, Amanda Hellenbrand; two stepgrandchildren, Andrea Boelk and husband, Rob, and Tony Mancuso and wife, Ericka; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Alexandra, Olivia and Gabriella Boelk, and Dominic Mancuso.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Docia Beard, and a sister, Coraene Rogers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

MARY BEARD

BOONEVILLE - Mary Alice Newborn Beard, 84, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a homemaker and a member of Booneville Church of Christ. She was the widow of Clyde Beard.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Jacinto Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Joyce and Johnny Duncan of Hills Chapel and Kay and Randy Jackson of Hoover, Ala.: four sons, Lloyd Beard and his wife, Barbara, and J. T. Beard and his wife, Lynda, all of Booneville, Darrell Beard and his wife, Deborah of Oakland, Tenn., and Dale Beard of Memphis; a sister, Clester Mae Smith of Booneville; a brother, Lester Newborn and his wife, Virginia, of McLean, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Jane Carpenter Newborn and Marie Johnson Newborn of Booneville; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and Cleston Beard.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday.

 

MISS PANSY BEARD

Rites For Miss Pansy Beard Held Wed.

Miss Pansy Beard of Route 1, Paden, died at her home about 3:40 p.m. Monday following an extended illness. She was a native of Tishomingo County and 32 years of age.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in New Hope Church with Bro. Sidney Whitehead officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Porter Beard of Paden, Rt. 1; a brother, Waldrop Beard of Pueblo, of Colo., and a sister, Mrs. Hortense Barron of Booneville.

 

WILMA BEARD

Wilma Beard, 89 of Iuka died Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at the Iuka Hospital.   She was a member of the Iuka United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband Olen Beard

Mrs. Beard is survived by 1 nephew, whom she raised as her son, Rev. Joe Reynolds of Ittabeena, Miss; one brother James Jones of Corinth: several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday January 25, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at the Iuka United Methodist Church with Rev. James R. Curtis and Rev. Joe Reynolds officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery

 

AMOS BEARDEN

BOONEVILLE - Amos Bearden, 94, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was a retired mechanic for the Prentiss County Schools and a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dexter Wilemon officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include a stepson, William Nail of Chandler, Texas; two granddaughters, Patsy Simmons of Germantown, Tenn., and Jean Dodds of Collierville, Tenn.; a great-grandson, Brian Simmons; a great-great-grandson, Braden Simmons; his caregivers - a nephew, Donald Davis, and wife, Diane, of Booneville, and a great-nephew, Greg Davis of Booneville; a host of other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ola Geneva Bearden; four sisters, Cora Austin, Bertha Deaton, Ruby Davis and Birdie Bearden; and three brothers, Oscar, Prince and William Bearden.

 

CLYTEE ROBBINS BEARDEN

Clytee Robbins Bearden, 55, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1989, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Fridag Aug. 11, at 2 p. m. at Martin Hill Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Booker and Russell Clouse officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Salts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bearden was an employee of Foodway for over 12 years before becoming disabled. She was a member of Martin Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, John Bearden; one daughter, Linda Lovelace of Salsbury, Tenn.; four sisters, Jane Johnson and F. Coreane Rogers. both of Booneville, Dorothy Henley of Albuquerque, N. M., and Erma Payton of Wilcox, Ariz.; four brothers, Billy Robbins of Louisville, Ky., Jerry Wayne Beard and Leonard Beard, both of Booneville and James Harold Beard of Harvest, Ala.

 

 

ESTES BEARDEN

BOONEVILLE ‑ Estes Griggs Bearden, 97, died Thursday, Dec 23, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended ill­ness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband. Will C. Bearden: three daughters, Charlene Wilson, Edna Burchell and Mable Jane Bor­den; three sons, Henry, John and Junior Bearden.

Services will be at 3 p m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rickey Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery

Survivors include one daughter. Annie Lee Grilles of Booneville; one son, Roy Bearden and his wife, Geraldine, of Booneville; her grand­daughter arid caregiver, Jo Ellen Dodds and her husband, Jimmy, of Booneville; 29 additional grandchil­dren, 65 great‑grandchildren and 21 great‑great‑grandchildren

Visitation will last until service time today.

 

 

ESTES GRIGGS BEARDEN

Estes Griggs Bearden, 97, of Booneville, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 26, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rickey Johnson officiating. Burial was in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Bearden was a housewife and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Will C. Bearden; three daughters, Charlene Wilson, Edna Burchell and Mable Jane Borden; and three sons, Henry, John and Junior Bearden.

She is survived by one daughter, Annie Lee Grimes of Booneville; one son, Roy Bearden and his wife, Geraldine, of Booneville; her granddaughter and caregiver, Jo Ellen Dodds and her husband, Jimmy, of Booneville, 29 additional grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

JOHN BEARDEN

BOONEVILLE - John Bearden, 62, died Friday at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was an employee of Mid-South Motors before his disability. He was a Baptist and a veteran of the Korean Conflict,

Services will be at 2 p. in. today at the Martinhill Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Clouse and Minister Tony Martin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Salts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Bearden of Booneville: one daughter, Linda Lovelace of Salisbury, Tenn.; three step daughters, Vicki Aldridge of New Site, Pat Short of Marietta and Jeanne Floyd of Booneville: his mother, Estes Bearden of Booneville; three sisters, Charlene Wilson and Annie Leigh Grimes, both of New Site, and Mabel Boren of Booneville; two brothers, Henry Bearden and Roy Bearden, both of Booneville, one grandchild and one step grandchild.

 

 

OLA BEARDEN

Ola B. "Geneva" Bearden, 90, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro, Dexter Wilemon and Bro. Jimmy Wallis officiating. Burial was in Piney Grove Ceme­tery.

Mrs. Bearden was a housewife and an active member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She was active in service to her community.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Amos Bear­den; one son, William Nail and his wife, Mary, of Chandler, Texas; two granddaughters, Patsy Simmons and her hus­band, Duane, and Jean Dodds and her husband, Jerry, all of Germantown, Tenn., and their mother, Hazel Yarbrough of Memphis; one great‑grandson, Brian Simmons; and several special cousins with whom she was reared after the death of her parents at an early age.

 

 

OLA B. "GENEVA" BEARDEN

BOONEVILLE - Ola B. "Geneva" Bearden, 90, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Longwood Community Living Center after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and an active member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed community service.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dexter Wilemon and Bro. Jimmy Wallis officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Amos Bearden: one son, William Nail and his wife, Mary, of Chandler, Texas; two granddaughters, Patsy Simmons and her husband, Duane, and Jean Dodds and her husband, Jerry, of Germantown, Tenn., and their mother, Hazel Yarbrough of Memphis; one great-grandson, Brian Simmons; several special cousins.

Visitation will last until service time today.

A junior at New Site High School died Wednesday, Oct. 1, as the result of an auto accident.

 

 

MEGAN BEASLEY

Megan Beasley, 17, of 879 Highway 4 East, Booneville, was involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday, Sept. 30, around 3:30 p.m., on Highway 4 east, at the end of Hobo Bottom, about two miles west of New Site School, said Highway Patrol Trooper Freddie Corbin, investigating officer.

Miss Beasley died Wednesday morning. Funeral services were Oct. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Site Cemetery. Her parents are Ronnie Beasley of Booneville and Deborah Ford of New Site.

A passenger in the 1989 Pontiac Grand Am, Christ; Huddleston, 16, of Route 7, Box 137, Booneville, was listed in critical condition in intensive care at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo early Wednesday morning, said a hospital spokesman. Her extent of injuries was not available. Miss Huddleston is a 10th grader at New Site.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident was Norman Lee Spencer, 61, of 605 Seventh St. Southwest, Red Bay, Ala. Spencer was traveling east in a log truck, a 1990 Ford semi, which was not loaded, Corbin said.

"Miss Beasley pulled out of a driveway. Undoubtedly she didn't see him. He struck her in the left side (driver's side) with the front of his truck.

"He attempted to dodge her by going in the left lane," Corbin said.

The Jaws of Life from the Booneville Fire Department were called to help free Miss Beasley from the wreckage. She was airlifted from the accident scene to NMMC. Miss Huddleston and Spencer were taken by ambulance to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Miss Huddleston was later flown to NMMC, Corbin said.

Spencer complained of a headache, shortness of breath and chest pain. He was treated and released at the Booneville hospital, Corbin said.

Miss Huddleston and Spencer were wearing seatbelts but it was unknown whether Miss Beasley was wearing one, he said. The car was totaled and the log truck was heavily damaged, he said.

New Site High School Principal Joey Fields described Miss Beasley as a very beautiful young woman.

"She was a very quiet, good student," Fields said Wednesday morning.

She was a member of the Bible Club, FHA, STAR Club and an office assistant. He said he didn't have to worry about her because he knew she never gave anybody any trouble.

On Wednesday morning it was announced over the school intercom that those who believed in prayer could assemble in the gym and practically every student and teacher came, he said.

Counseling will be available for students and teachers. Fields said.

Miss Beasley is the sixth New Site student killed in an auto accident in four years. Fields said no New Site students died in auto accidents during the last school year.

Miss Huddleston and Spencer were wearing seatbelts but it was unknown whether Miss Beasley was wearing one, he said. The car was totaled and the log truck was heavily damaged, he said.

New Site High School Principal Joey Fields described Miss Beasley as a very beautiful young woman.

"She was a very quiet, good student," Fields said Wednesday morning. _

She was a member of the Bible Club, FHA, STAR Club and an office assistant. He said he didn't have to worry about her because he knew she never gave anybody any trouble.

On Wednesday morning it was announced over the school intercom that those who believed in prayer could assemble in the gym and practically every student and teacher came, he said.

Counseling will be available for students and teachers. Fields said.

Miss Beasley is the sixth New Site student killed in an auto accident in four years. Fields said no

New Site students died in auto accidents during the last school, year.

 

 

CHARLES BEAUMONT

Charles E. Beaumont died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at his home in Booneville, following an extended illness.

Services were Friday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Rutherford, Tenn., the son of Rudolph and Mable Crouse Beaumont. He was a member of Gaston Baptist Church. An accounting graduate of Memphis State Uni versity, he was employed by the Ernst and Ernst accounting firm. for a number of years, was comptroller of the City of Memphis Hospital from 1970 to 1975 and was the Assistant Administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville for several years. He retired as the Director of Reimbursements for Baptist Hospital. He was a United States Naval Air Force veteran of World War II and 32nd Degree Mason. His hobbies included gardening, fishing and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Jennings Beaumont, whom he married May 1, 1959; his mother, Mable Beaumont of Rutherford, Tenn.; and a sister, Julia Beaumont Lewis of New Orleans. He was preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Beaumont. Pallbearers were Marion Lentz, Troy Cox, Miles Cox, Bill Spain, Red Garner and Harold Williams.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville, MS 38829; or to the Building Fund of Gaston Baptist Church, 1908 Gaston Road Booneville, MS 38829.

 

GLENN A. BEAUMONT JR.

IUKA - Glenn A. Beaumont Jr., 73, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at his residence. He was a retired accountant with the State of Ohio and he served in the U. S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed gardening, yard work and the stock market.

After cremation, a memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Marlar Beaumont of Iuka; two sons, Glenn A. Beaumont III of Chandler, Ariz., and Scott Beaumont of Gilbert, Ariz..; one stepson, Rodney Ferguson of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter Theresa Beaumont of Keller, Texas; one stepdaughter, Kathy Rife of Fredericktown, Ohio; one sister, Lavonne Thompson of Cheshire, Conn.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

 

VIRGINIA BEAUMONT

BOONEVILLE - Frances Virginia Jennings Beaumont, 81, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Booneville. She was a registered nurse with the American Red Cross and Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, and director of nursing at Shelby County Hospital. She was a member of Gaston Baptist Church. She enjoyed yard work and flowers, and she loved her church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Bobby Jennings and wife, Frances, of Booneville; a special niece, Ginger Goff and husband, Chris, of Booneville; two great-nephews, Austin Goff and Tucker Goff, both of Booneville; a sister-in-law, Julie Lewis of New Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Beaumont, in 2001; and her parents, William Austin "W.A." Jennings and Mary Mauveline Martin Jennings.

Pallbearers will be Phil Worley, Ronnie Guin, Harold Williams, Tim Gann, Miles Cox and Bill Spain.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Gaston Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Gaston Baptist Church Building Fund, 1908 Gaston Road, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

IRIS S. BEATTY

CORINTH - Iris S. Beatty, 83, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at the Humboldt General Hospital. She was born Dec. 14, 1921, in Tishomingo County to the late Thomas David and Irma Maude Spence. She was a homemaker. She attended the Church of Christ until her illness. She enjoyed writing letters and cards to her friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Ralph Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Helene Holcomb and husband, Don, of Jackson, Tenn., and Sherolyn Ayers and husband, Buddy, of Corinth; a brother, David Grier Spence of Corinth; her grandchildren, Shawn and Tara Ayers, Renee Holcomb, and Leah Harrison.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Tom Beatty.

Pallbearers will be Don Holcomb, Jonathan Harrison, Buddy Ayers and Shawn Ayers.

 

RAYOMA BEAVERS

MICHIE, Tenn. - Rayoma V. Sargant Beavers, 69, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at the Hardeman County General Hospital in Savannah, Tenn. She was a seamstress who made quilts for the public. She was a member of the Counce Pentecostal Church in Counce, Tenn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Counce Pentecostal Church in Counce, Tenn., with Bro. Glen Miller officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, John E. Beavers and wife, Patricia A., of Michie, Tenn., and Charles D. Beavers and wife, Angela L., of Oakland, Tenn.; a brother, John L. Wood and wife, Sandra, of Walnut; two sisters, Viffe Wilbanks and husband, Waymon, of Walnut, and Martha Mullins and husband, Mac, of Corinth; six grandchildren, Chris, Michelle, Robert, Joseph, Joshua and Jessica Beavers; two stepgrandchildren, Snapper and Becky Crum; one great-grandchild; three stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon E. Beavers; her parents, Noea and Mary Atna Shaw Sargant; a brother, Ozetha Sargant; and a great-grandchild.

Visitation will be at the church until service time.

 

MRS. ZOLA BEAVERS

Burial Services For Mrs. Zola Beavers

Zola Braddock Beavers, 85, died Tuesday, November 24, 1998, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Antioch Free Will Baptist Church.

Services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Antioch Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. D. W. Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Melanie Dotson, and her husband, Charles, of Burnsville; two grandchildren, Kristy McAnally and Greg McAnally of Burnsville; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thurman Braddock.

Pallbearers were DaleHudson, Eugene Marlar, Coney Marlar, Tim Wigginton, Adam ton and Richie Booker.

 

SAMMY BEDFORD

BALDWYN - Sammy Lee Bedford, 49, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a graduate of Baldwyn High School and Northeast Mississippi Community Center. He was a retail grocer for more than 20 years, currently employed with Sav-A-Lot in Tupelo. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Joe Caraway and Bro. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his mother, Manette Bishop Bedford of Baldwyn; two sisters, Lynda Conlee and husband, Jerry, and Judy King, all of Baldwyn; two nephews, David King and wife, Missy, and Kevin King and wife, Jennifer; two nieces, Kelly McKay and husband, Jason, and Brandi Conlee; two great-nephews, Koty King and Conner McKay; two great-nieces, Kala King and Callie Francis McKay.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Bedford, in 1971; and his grandparents, Tice and Carrie Bishop, and Sam and Myrtle Bedford.

Pallbearers will be Mike Harkey, David King, Kevin King, Wayne Webb, Dickie Tarpley, Brock Bishop, Jody Bishop, Jason McKay and Phillip Bishop.

 

VALLIE BEDGOOD

CORINTH - Vallie Dee Bedgood, 100, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Corinth Baptist Church. She loved flowers and her family.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Directors Inc. with Dr. Charles Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, Bud Bedgood of Tupelo; two sisters, Sue Spencer and Lauvell Steen, both of Corinth; grandchildren, David Harwell of Miami, Fla., Patrick Bedgood of Tuelo and Bridget Holman of Memphis; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Bedgood; a daughter, Glenda Scott; a grandson, Mickey Scott; and a brother, A.L. Leatherwood.

Visitaiton will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

ALMA BEENE

CORINTH - Alma Wallace Beene, 91, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. She was born Jan. 11, 1914, in Corinth to the late Charlie Flournoy and Mary Ethel Coln Wallace. She was a homemaker and a member of the Five Points Homemakers Club. She was a charter member of Pinecrest Missionary Baptist Church since 1966. She was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years and was active in all church activities. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary on the local, state and national levels. She enjoyed quilting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Doug Hambrick and the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Taylor of Huntsville, Ala.; a brother-in-law, Wilford Beene of Huntsville; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Wallace of Bryant, Ark., and Annis Rencher of Corinth; a special child, Karen Jones Stephens, her husband Drew and their daughter of Killen, Ala.; nieces, Ann Ross and husband, Melvin, and Linda Wall and husband, Steve, all of Corinth, Charlene Rutledge and husband, Tommy, of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Velma Wallace, Libby Jones and husband, Jim, and Faith Robinson and husband, Ricky, all of Benton, Ark.; nephews, Travis Wallace and wife, Margaret, of Corinth, Floyd Hardin of Huntsville, Ala., Billy Newcomb and wife, Beth, of Valdosta, Ga., John Wallace of Bryant, Ark., Ronnie Wallace and wife, Debbie, of Atlanta, Ga., and Charlie Wallace and wife, Samme, of Benton, Ark.; several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Beene; her parents; two brothers, John B. Wallace and James Otho Wallace; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Beene.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

 

WILLIAM F. "BILL" BEESKOW SR.

William F. "Bill" Beeskow Sr., 67, of Corinth, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at his home. Funeral services were held Friday, April 5, Burial was In New Bethlehem Cemetery. Local survivors include a son, Jimmy Beeskow of Baldwyn

 

LUCY MCHAFFEY BELL

CORINTH - Lucy McHaffey Bell, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Care Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Betty Doyle of Corinth; one niece, Susan Van and her husband, Michael, of Corinth; two great-nieces, Shelly Davis Smith of Luling, La., and Heather Gilliland and her husband, Jeffrey, of Mantachie; one great-nephew, Mitchell Van; two great-great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and two brothers.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

 

VERA VICTORIA COX BELL

BOONEVILLE ‑ Vera Victoria Cox Bell, 80, died Friday, Sept 15, 2000, at Corinth Health and Reha­bilitation Center. She was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Seneca, S. C., to Jesse M and Mary E. Kennedy Cox. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints in Corinth. She served as a nurse in the US Army during World War II. Following her discharge, she contin­ued her nursing career as a civilian up until her retirement. In the late 1980's, she was active in the adult literacy program in Parachute, Colo., in 1998; she was a finalist in the Mr. and Mrs. Mississippi Nursing Home Pageant. She enjoyed doing needle point. She was also an avid reader, with particular interest in history and the Civil War.

Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. today at the Mormon Cemetery with Bishop John Larsen officiating and Ralph Bush, Mickey Wood, Don Cole, Ned Floyd and Danny Stites assisting. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrange­ments.

Survivors include four children. Randy Piersky and his wife, Becky, of Booneville, Rita Roach and her husband, Don, at Fairbanks, Alas­ka, Ron Piersky and his wife, Koran, of St. Louis and Robin Gibson and her husband, Jimmy, of Wood­bourne, N. Y.; two sisters, Helen Knowles of Belton, Mo., and Jesse Crawford of Toccoa, Ga.; 12 grand­children, one great‑grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Piersky, Chad Piersky, Johnny Floyd, Jonathan Loveless, Andrew Murphy and Jared Saylors.

Visitation will be from 3 until 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

LUCY BELLAMY

Lucy Katherine Bellamy, 64, of Marietta, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Friday, July 19, at 3 p.m. at Zion Rest Church of Christ with Minister Tony Brown and Minister J. A. Thornton offi­ciating. Burial was in Zion Rest Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bellamy worked for Brown Shoe Company for 30 years. She was a member of Zion Rest Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years. Billy Bellamy of Marietta: her daughter, Becky Thomas and her husband, Mark, of Marietta; her brother, Charles Bolton and his wife, Hazel, of Mem­phis: her niece, Beverly Glidewell of Dyersburg, Tenn., and two grandsons, Seth and Aaron Thomas.

Pallbearers were Ken Gray, Billy Whitley, Tony Fitzsimmons, Eddie Gray, David Senter and Jim Barber.

Memorials may he made to Zion Rest Church of Christ or Amer­ican Diabetes Foundation.

 

 

R. P. BELLAMY

Richard Ples Bellamy, 88, passed away at his home on Route 2 Paden, Tuesday 5 June 1945, He had been ill for several months.

He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Bellamy and was married several years ago to miss Nancy Elizabeth Ramsey who passed away about four years ago to this union there was born 8 children, 6 boys and 2 girls: Finnie of Augusta, Ga., Finis of Detroit, Mich., Coleman of Pensacola, Fla., Alvie of Oklahoma City, Okla., Homer of Paden,  Pearl of Grenada, Sidney and Jessie passed away several years ago.

Mr. Bellamy was a man of deep convictions and was very loyal and devoted to his family and relatives who mourn his passing deeply.

His funeral was conducted at Mackey's Creek Primitive Baptist Church where he had been a faithful member for more than 30 years, by Elder Hardwick 6 June.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 14 June 1945

 

JOE BELLAVIA

IUKA - Joe Bellavia died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Iuka.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Iuka with Father Tom Lynn officiating. Burial will be in Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Iuka. Ludlam Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Flora Bellavia of Iuka; three sons, Frank Bellavia of St. Charles, Ill., Joey Bellavia of California and Tom Bellavia of St. Joe, Mich.; five daughters, Janet Haynes of St. Joe, Mich., Sharlene Grisham, Mary Horne and Kathy Childers, all of Iuka, and Patricia Cox of Athens, Ala.; a brother, Tony Bellavia of Illinois; a sister, Mary Sarley of Oak Brook, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Frank Williams Jr., Jeremy Pittman, Al Flannery, Jackie Pittman, Chuck Ballard, Jim Moore, Issac Williams and Donnie Williams.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

RICHARD PLES BELLM

Richard Ples Bellm, 88, passed away at his home on Route 2 Paden, Tuesday 5 June 1945. He had been ill for several months.

He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Bellamy and was married several years ago to miss Nancy Elizabeth Ramsey who passed away about four years ago to this union there was born 8 children, 6 boys and 2 girls: Finnie of Augusta, Ga., Finis of Detroit, Mich., Coleman of Pensacola, Fla., Alvie of Oklahoma City, Okla., Homer of Paden, , Pearl of Grenada, Sidney and Jessie passed away several years ago.

Mr. Bellamy was a man of deep convictions and was very loyal and devoted to his family and relatives who mourn his passing deeply.

His funeral was conducted at Mackey's Creek Primitive Baptist Church where he had been a faithful member for more than 30 years, by Elder Hardwick 6 June.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 14 June 1945

Submitted by: Ruby Rorie

 

ANNA BELUE

IUKA - Anna Belue, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the Desert Life Care Center in Tucson, Ariz. She was a former resident of Michigan City, Ind. She was a member of the Salvation Army and a homemaker.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Robert Belue III officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Belue Sr. of Tucson, Ariz.; four sons, Robert Belue Jr. of Camarillo, Calif., Robbin Belue of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Roger Belue of Orlando, Fla., and David Belue of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Mike Shipley of North Dakota; a sister, Angeline Fries of Michigan City, Ind.; 13 grandchildren.

Her sons will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

BERTHA BELUE

BOONEVILLE - Bertha Belue, 90, of the Cairo community, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at the Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and attended Fairview Church of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Fairview Church of God with Bro. Marshall Tennison and Bro. Jesse Hisaw officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Belue; two sons, Earl Holland and wife, Utha, of Booneville, and Ronnie Belue of the home; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until noon today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

 

BILL BELUE

BLACKLAND - Bill Belue, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at his home. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He served aboard numerous ships including the USS Manchester and the USS Baltimore. He received many commendations including the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in connection with operations against the enemy in World War II. He was a cattle farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jumpertown.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Terry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park with full military honors.

Survivors include his wife, Leista Jumper Belue; a daughter, Renate Eaton of Jumpertown; three sisters, Irene George of Booneville, Maxine Stahl of Stuttgart, Ark., and Pauline Waddle of Iuka; a brother, Robert Belue of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Ryan Eaton and Ronja Cole; two great-grandchildren, Easton and Kali Cole.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.M. and Ada Belue; a half sister, Ila Shubert; and seven brothers, Talmadge, Wallace, George, John, Fred, Sidney and Eugene Belue.

Visitation will begin at noon today.

 

CARBIE L. BELUE

Carbie L. Belue, 74, of Route 2, Box 223, Tishomingo, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1992, at her home after an extended illness.

Services were Friday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. at Fairview Church of God with Marshall Tennison and Leonard Ball officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Belue was a, housewife and a member of Fairview Church of God.

She is survived by her husband, Luther V. Belue; two daughters, Faye Flannigan of Tishomingo and Betty Webb of Marietta; two sons, Jimmy Belue of Rienzi and Billy Belue of Odessa, Texas; two sisters, Ocie Burress of Booneville and Beulah Felks of Ripley; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy Joe Hunt, Jesse Lambert, Jerry Taylor, Emanuel Christian, Allen Miles, Huey Belue, Tim Lambert and Mark Chase.

 

FRED L. BELUE

Fred L. Belue, 92, of Iuka, died February 12, 2003 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He attended Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Grove, TN.

Services were at 2 p.m. on February 13th, 2003 at Sardis Cemetery with Bro. Marshall Gurley officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Crane Belue; brothers, Talmadge, John, Wallace, George, Sidney and Eugene Belue.

Survivors include two sons, William L. and Myrtle Belue of Jackson, TN and Mack W. and Connie Belue of Dalton, GA; two brothers, Robert F. Belue of Tuscon, AZ and Billy J. Belue of Booneville, MS; three sisters, Pauline Waddle of Iuka, MS, Irene George of Booneville, MS and Maxine Stabl of Iuka, MS.

Memorials may be made to Sardis Church Cemetery Fund c/o Cutshall Funeral Home, P. O. Box 99, Iuka, MS 38852.

 

MRS. NED T. BELUE

Mrs. Ned T. Belue, age 42, born and raised in Mississippi and lived 20 years in Prentiss County, died in Texas.

She was married 21 years ago to Ned T. Belue, who survives her. She had been living in Texas 5 months at the time of her death. She passed away in a hospital in Rusk, Texas after 5 weeks of illness, on 4 August 1944, The body was returned to Booneville for burial in Palestine Cemetery in Tishomingo near her birthplace.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Ned T. Belue, one son, Gerald Roy, one brother, R. B. Greene of New York, two sisters, Mrs. R. O. Slack of Marked Tree, Arkansas and Mrs. M. C. Lee of Conroe, Texas.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 7 September 1944

Services Held For Sheila Belue

 

 

REBA CRANE BELUE

Services Held For Ms. Reba Belue

Reba Crane Belue, 88, died Friday, June 30, 1995, at the Longwood Manor Nursing Home in Booneville. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Holcut and Burnsville Schools. She was a member of the New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church and the Paden Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Belue, two brothers, Doyle Crane and Robert C. Crane, and a sister, Reeda Belue.

Services were at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the New Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include six sisters, Ruby Barnett of Tremont, Yvonne Epperson of Palatka, Fla.,

Imogene Tanner of Memphis, Jerry Cochran of Jackson, Jackie Gibbons of Savannah, Tenn., and Jimmie Cox of Booneville; two brothers, Clovis Crane of Burnsville and Donald Crane of Iuka

 

SHEILA FAY KENNEDY BELUE

Sheila Fay Kennedy Belue, 33, died Sunday, September 7, 1997, at Booneville Baptist Hospital as the result of an automobile accident. She was an employee of Quartet Manufacturing Co.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairview Church of God with the Rev. Marshall Tennison and the Rev. Ray Pace officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, J. T. and Audrey Pace Lambert of Tishomingo; three sons, Tony Kennedy, Nicholas Kennedy and Dustin Kennedy, all of the home; one brother, Richard Lambert of Tishomingo.

 

SIDNEY L. BELUE

Sidney L. Belue, 78, died Friday, August 2, 1996, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Burnsville United Methodist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a Mason.

Services were at 3 p.m. at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Vance and the Rev. Del Blackman officiating. Burial was in the Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Annis Belue of Iuka; one son, Scotty Belue of Iuka; two grandchildren, Mindy Smith of Iuka and Brian Belue of Dallas, Texas; one great-grandchild, Ellen Curtis of Iuka; four sisters, Pauline Waddle of Iuka, Irene George of Booneville, Maxine Stahl of Stuttgart, Ark., and Ila Shewbart of Merritt Island, Fla.; three brothers, Fred Belue of Jackson, Tenn., Robert Belue of Tucson, Ariz., and Bill Belue of Booneville.

His nephews served as pallbearers.

 

WILLIAM LEON BELUE

William Leon Belue, 73, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, Tenn. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and a farmer. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948-1952.

Graveside services wer at 10 a.m. Wednesday at ardis Cemetery with Bro. Marshall Gurley officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle, Belue of Jackson, Tenn'; a brother, Mack Belue wife, Connie, of Dalton, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Reeda Belue.

Pallbearers were T. D. Belue, Jr., Doanld Crane, Wayne Ballew, Chris Wooten, Scott Witherou and Scotty Belue.

 

JACK BENICK

BURNSVILLE - Edward C. "Jack" Benick, 83, did Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at his residence. He was a native of Burnsville and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He spent most of his adult life in Chicago, Ill., where he was a heavy equipment operator for Hackett Engineering Co. He retired in 1986 and returned to his home town. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Burnsville Lodge No. 233. He was of the Baptist faith and during retirement enjoyed gardening, raising cattle and especially entertaining friends and family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Allen Osborn officiating. Burial will be in the Rowland Mill Cemetery in Burnsville.

Survivors include one son, Charles Benick and his wife, Teresa, of Burnsville; one sister, Ella Mae Osborn of Burnsville; a special friend, Odean Sampson of Burnsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Vera Benick; his wife, Celeste Taylor Benick; and two brothers, Dexter and Stuart Benick.

Pallbearers will be Earnest Rorie, Phillip Rorie, Arlie South, Stevie Osborn, Gerg Feltman and Greg Sampson.

Visitation will be from noon until 1:45 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

OLIVER BENJAMIN

IUKA - Oliver Ray Benjamin, 72, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home after a long illness. He was a retired employee of the Genesco Shoe Co. and a member of the Methodist church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jerry Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ira Evelyn Pace Benjamin of Iuka; five brothers, Fred Howard Benjamin of Frankstown, Smith Benjamin and Jerry Benjamin, both of Rienzi, Edd Benjamin of Biggersville and Irb Benjamin of Jackson; four sisters, Nellie Jones of Fort Payne, Ala., Mollie Forsythe and Hautense Edge, both of Rienzi, and Grace Gunter of Conway, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ruby Benjamin, and a brother, Joe Benjamin.

Memorials may be made to the Rienzi United Methodist Church.

 

DR. W. O. BENJAMIN

Dr. Winston Odeon Benjamin, 72, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

A native of Pontotoc County, he was a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of arts m science, a master of education in school administration, a master of sci­ence in combined sciences and a doctor of education in school adminis­tration degrees.

He began his career m education as a math and science leather at Indianola Junior High School. He later was a high school science teacher, an elementary school principal and a junior/senior high school principal.

In 1962 he moved to Greenwood to become principal of Greenwood High School. He was promoted to assistant superintendent of the Greenwood School System.

In 1972 he accepted the position of president of Itawamba Community College, a position he held for 20 years until retiring on Dec. 31, 1992 During that time, he was president of the Big Ten Development Associa­tion; chairman of the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education. Development and Certification; a member o7 the Board of Directors of the Tupelo Community Development Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of CREATE, a member of the 1991 Education Committee of the ICDC Blue Ribbon Task Force; and a two‑term president of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. In May 1992 he was named Southern Region Chief Executive Officer by the Association of Commu­nity College Trustees Also in 1992; he received the Paul Harris Rotary Fellowship Award.

In 1993, the W. C. Benjamin Fine Arts Center was named in his honor, commemorating one of the many construction protects he oversaw at the ICC‑Fulton campus.

After retiring, he moved to Tupelo where he was a member of the First United Methodist Church o1 Tupelo. Most recently he had lived at the Rosewood Residence in Tupelo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday al the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. Burial will be in the Sand Springs Cemetery m Pontotoc Coun­ty. W ‑E. Rogues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Doric Snood Benjamin of Tupelo; one son, Kent Benjamin of Austin, Texas: his mother, Arvella Benjamin of Hurri­cane: his sister, Mavis "Sis" Grubbs of Hurricane, her family and grandchil­dren; his brother. Danny Benjamin of Oxford, his family and grandchildren; his brother, Lanny Benjamin of Hurri­cane, his family and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dudley Benjamin, of Hurri­cane.

Pallbearers will be Buster Davis, Charles Chrestman, Glenn Holloway, David Rather, Jerry Senter and Wayne Sullivan.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial dona­tions may be made to the W. C. Ben­jamin Scholarship Fund, Go Itawam­ba Community College, Fulton MS 38843

 

 

ABB S. BENNETT

Death claimed a well-known citizen last Monday afternoon when Abb S. Bennett, age 78, passed away at the Booneville Hospital following a short illness.

Son of a Presbyterian Minister, Bro. Pollard Bennett, and Melvina Bell Bennett, his parents were members of the pioneer families. Mr. Bennett was a teacher, salesman, farmer and a student of practical law. His legal advice was often sought. He loved people and nothing suited him better than to philosophize on the traits of people he knew. None came his way but he took time to lend a hand to assist if they were in trouble or to rejoice with them if they were joyful. He took great pride in his home and his family; he was informed on county and state affairs. He was a member of the Wheeler Methodist Church.

Mr. Bennett married Miss Mettie Alma Holley and to them were born two daughters, Sammie and Essie and two sons Richard and Holley. All survive. Also surviving are one grandson Billy and one sister Mrs. Decdie Nix.

Funeral services were held at the family home at 3 o'clock Tuesday be Bro Thompson, Kirker, Gullett. The profuse floral arrangements and large crowd attested the many friends Mr. Bennett had. Burial was in the Meadow Creek Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 28 June 1945

 

 

ALBERT DEWEY BENNETT

BELMONT - Albert Dewey "Bill" Bennett, 83, died Tuesday, May 9, 1995, at Cedars Health Center in Tupelo. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a retired farmer and a factory worker for 50 years. He was a member of Red Bud Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Jack Maroon officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Eloise Bennett of Tupelo; two daughters, Lynda Wildmon and her husband, the Rev. Donald Wildmon, of Tupelo, and Tamara Durham and her husband, Larry Durham, of Tupelo; one son, Kelly Bennett of Belmont; two sisters. Nan Ivy of Tupelo and Eriene Reeves of Golden; eight grandchildren, four great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Hassel Bennett.

His nephews will be pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home

 

BRENDA BENNETT

Brenda Bennett, 44, of Saltillo, died Wednesday, May 19, 1993, at Baptist East, Memphis, after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, May 21, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Sumners Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Bennett was a nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville and a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Elbert Ray Bennett; a son, Prentiss Bennett of Marietta; and a sister, Sherra Smith of Booneville.

 

A.G. BENNETT SR.

Albert George (A.G.) Bennett Sr., 86, of Starkville, a former assistant county agent in Prentiss County, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.

Services were Friday, May 16, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Starkville with the Rev. Reginald Parsons and the Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Burial was in Mizpah Cemetery in Durant. Welch Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bennett retired in 1970 as Leader of Extension Entomology with the Cooperative Extension Service (MCES) at Mississippi State University. A native of Madison, he was reared in Durant where his father was superintendent of schools. He received his B.S. degree in 1933 and his M.S. degree in 1959 in entomology from MSU.

His 36-year Extension career began on June 8, 1934 as assistant county agent in Prentiss County. He also held a multi-county assignment in Alcorn, Itawamba and Tishomingo where he led programs for improved corn production, artificial insemination of dairy cattle, pasture improvement, liming and good land use.

Bennett made major contributions to the field of entomology and helped organize the Mississippi Entomological Association. He was the second entomologist employed by MCES. He conducted the nation's first federally funded pesticide safety program to reduce residues of agricultural chemical son farm products.

During his career he was awarded the National County Agents Distinguished Service Award and was the first MCES employee to be awarded the Certificate of Merit from Gamma Sigms Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture in 1967. He was a lifetime honorary member of the Mississippi Aerial Applicators Association, the Mississippi Pest Control Association and the Mississisippi Entomological Association.

Bennett served as an elder in the Booneville Presbytierna Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Starkville.

He is survived by his wife, Caroline Weir Bennett of Starkville; a son, Dr. George Bennett of Starkville; a daughter, Dr. Alma Bennett of Clemson, S.C.; a brother, R.H. Bennett of Heber Springs, Ark.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Captain Robert H. Bennett; and his twin brother, W. G. (Buddy) Bennett.

Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, Starkville, or the Palmer Home, Columbus.

 

MAE BENNETT

RIPLEY - Mae Dean Bennett, 92, died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. A retired florist, she worked many years with Nabors Florists in Ripley. She was a member of the West Ripley Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home in Ripley. Minister Jerry Owen will officiate, and Minister Malcolm George will assist. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.

Survivors include three sons, Preston Bennett Jr. of Lawrenceville, Ga., Paul Deen Bennett of Appling, Ga., and Johnnie Ray Bennett of Corinth; six grandchildren, Phillip Deen Bennett of Lawrenceville, Ga., Elizabeth Ellen Bennett of Joplin, Mo., Terry Lynn Bennett of Charlotte, N.C., Christina Joy Bennett of Savannah, Ga., and Amanda Gail Bennett and Jessica Ann Bennett of Corinth; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Gullett "Doc" Bennett Sr.; her parents, Samuel Lee and Lillie Bell Graves Deen; and two brothers, Leonard Deen and Elijah Deen.

Visitation will continue today from 7 a.m. to service time.

 

MARIE BENNETT

CORINTH - Author Marie Bennett, 86, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Methodist Hospital North in Bartlett, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of Oakland Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending church and loved her Sunday school class.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Dr. Randy Bostick and Bro. Charles Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery.

Survivors include two nieces, Mary Glenn Phillips and family of Bartlett, Tenn., and Carolyn Vandiver Edis and family of Cordova, Tenn.; a nephew, retired Col. Ronald Vandiver and family of Yorktown, Va.; a brother-in-law, Otis Vandiver of Somerville, Tenn.; a special friend, Wilbur Webb of Walls; several cousins; many friends in the Corinth area.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Carl James Bennett; her father, Author Donald; her mother, Myrtle King Donald Voyles and husband, Ed; a sister, Francis Brown and husband, Bruce; a sister-in-law, Mary Alice Vandiver.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Phillips, Mason Phillips, Rod Edis, George Edis, Jeremy Christian and Col. Ronald Vandiver.

Honorary pallbearers will be Otis Vandiver and Donald King.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

CARLTON BENNETT

BOONEVILLE - Lee Cariton Bennett, 86, died Monday, Feb. 12,1996, at his home. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Bennett of Booneville; one daughter, Linda Shanks of Humble, Texas; two sisters, Allie Shields and Dewdrop Shields, both of Booneville; one brother, Clarence Bennett of New Site; two grandchildren, Richard Shanks and Rachel Shanks, both of Humble, Texas.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today.

Cleo S. Bennett, 78, of P. O. Box 55, Booneville, died Sunday, June 30, 1991, at her home.

Services were Wednesday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Baker officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Red Bay, Ala.

Ms. Bennett was a retired factory worker.

She is survived by a son, Gerald Bennett of Booneville: two brothers, Roy Stepp and Cecil Stepp, both of Red Bay, Ala.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

CHARLES BENNETT

GOLDEN - Charles Donald Bennett, 53, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Illinois. He was a truck driver for 12 years. He attended the First Baptist Church of Dennis.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Jim Brown and the Rev. John Stockton officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Regina Shirley of Golden and Shannon Lee Bennett of Red Bay, Ala.; a son, Matthew Bennett of Golden; a grandson, Brandon Ruple of Dennis; his mother, Maxine Oaks of Dennis; a brother, John Walsted of Dennis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Decatur Bennett, and a brother, Milton Daniel Bennett.

Pallbearers will be Joey Wilson, Randy Ruple, Elmer Box, Stephen Ashley, Tony Carlile and Carlton Dykes.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

HOLLEY BENNETT

Holley Bennett, 77, of Route 4, Booneville, died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 27, 1985,  at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Tim Green and Bro Bill Kemp officiating. Burial was in Meadow Creek Cemetery

Mr. Bennett was a Methodist and a retired farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Faye Burns Bennett; a son, Billy Bennett of Booneville;, two sisters, Miss Sammie Bennett of Booneville and Mrs. William Phillips of Baldwyn; and two grandchildren.

 

HUBERT CECIL BENNETT JR.

TISHOMINGO – Hubert Cecil Bennett Jr., 58, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis. He grew up in the Carter’s Branch community and later joined the U.S. Army. He diligently served his country in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967, where he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He joined the Carter’s Branch M.B. Church in Tishomingo at an early age and later united with the First Missionary Baptist Church in Iuka where he continued to be a faithful member and dedicated church worker. He served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and as one of the musicians.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Tishomingo with the Rev. L. Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Carter’s Branch Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Sidney (Sonya) Bennett of Saltillo; one daughter, Regina D. Bennett of Tishomingo; one brother, Lawrence (Robbie) Bennett of Sheffield, Ala.; five sisters, Ruby Smith of Memphis, Betty (Lee) McCullar of Rienzi, Violet (Robert) Stricklen of Blue Mountain, Brenda (Prentiss) Harris of East Moline, Ill., and Mildred (Bobby) Powell of Tishomingo; his wife, Virginia M. Bennett of Tishomingo; his uncle, James Bennett Sr. of Muscle Shoals, Ala.,; one grandchild, Martraevious Q. “Tre’” Grizzard of Tishomingo; two great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Sr. and Mattie Lee Bennett; and one brother, Gene Howard Bennett.

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

 

JEMMY NELSON BENNETT

Jimmy Nelson Bennett, 64, of Booneville, formerly of Memphis, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Wednesday, July 10, at noon at Forest Hill Chapel ­East. Burial was in Forest Hill East Cemetery. Forest Hill Funeral Home-East was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bennett was a retired chef and a member of Macon Road Bap­tist Church of Memphis.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Ann Bennett of the home; a daughter, Mona Hansen of Coldwater; a son, Ronny James Bennett Sr. of Ripley; a sister, Joan Diaz of Maryland; five grandchil­dren and three great-grandchildren.

 

KENNETH BENNETT

MARIETTA - Kenneth Bennett, 67, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired employee of Super Sagless Manufacturing and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Jim Irvin and Bro. Kenny Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Kathleen Kitchens Bennett of Kirkville; three daughters, Sharon Hinds and husband, Doyle, of Baldwyn, Judy Justice and husband, Chris, of Kirkville, and Melissa Cates and Joey Langley of Kirkville; a special granddaughter, Cheyenne James; a son, Kenny Bennett and wife, Debbie, of Palestine; four sisters, Ann Bennett and Betty Greer, both of Pascola, Mo., Janey Crafton of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Sue Moss of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Dewey Bennett of Pascola, Mo.; special aunts, Mildred Cooper of Saltillo and Pauline Ryan of Unity; eight grandchildren; one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Ruby Mills Bennett; his stepmother, Christine Bennett; a daughter, Tammy James; and a brother, Charles Bennett.

Pallbearers will be Joe Lollar, Don Tittle, Gerald Cox, Clinnon Hood, Graham Crafton and Gary Guin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Guin, Jim Guin, Rickey Cooper and Jim Maxy.

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

 

CARLTON BENNETT

BOONEVILLE - Lee Cariton Bennett, 86, died Monday, Feb. 12, 1996, at his home. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Bennett of Booneville; one daughter, Linda Shanks of Humble, Texas; two sisters, Allie Shields and Dewdrop Shields, both of Booneville; one brother, Clarence Bennett of New Site; two grandchildren, Richard Shanks and Rachel Shanks, both of Humble, Texas.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today.

 

 

MAE BENNETT

BOONEVILLE - Mae Bennett, 84, died Thursday, February 22, 1996, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville. She was the widow of Lee Carlton Bennett.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Booneville with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Shanks of Humble, Texas; two grandchildren, Richard Shanks and Rachel Shanks, both of Humble, Texas.

Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home

 

 

MILDRED IRENE HILLIARD BENNETT

Mildred Irene Hilliard Bennett, 84, of Corinth, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at her home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 8, Burial was in Forrest Memorial Cemetery.

Local survivors include a brother-in-law, Fred Bennett of Baldwyn.

Ida Mae Williams Burcham, 80, of Booneville, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 12, Burial was in Jacinto Cemetery.

Local survivors include three sons, Robert Williams, Thomas Burcham and Virgil Burcham, all of Jacinto; two daughters, Sue Davis and Norma Cooksey, both of Jacinto; and a sister, Rosy Lambert of Booneville.

 

 

SAMMIE BENNETT

BOONEVILLE - Sammie Bennett, 103, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was a retired school teacher after 46 years. She was a member of Meadowcreek United Methodist Church and the Prentiss County Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and cooking for her family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donnie Bobo and Bro. Bobby Han­kins officiating. Burial will be in Mead­owcreek Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Fay Bennett of Booneville: a nephew, Billy Bennett and his wife, Jean, of Booneville: a great-nephew, Ronald Bennett and his wife, Pam, of Carthage, Mo.; a great-niece, Beverly Hill and her husband, Trent, of Booneville; two great-great-nephews, Christian Bennett and Reed Hill; a great-great-niece, Alli­son Bennett

She was preceded in death by her parents, Abb and Mettie Bennett; a sis­ter, Essie Bennett Phillips; and two brothers, Holley and Richard Bennett.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

WYNNA BENNETT

Wynna Bennett, 69, of Route 1 Box 6, Marietta, died Saturday. July 6, 1991, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness.

Services were Sunday, July 7, at 5 p.m. at East Marietta Baptist Church with Bro. Harvey Reeves and Bro. Danny Sparks officiating. Burial was in Sumners Chapel Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bennett was the widow of Elbert Prentiss Bennett. She was a retired employee of Marietta Manufacturing and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eunice Sherrill of Marietta: a son, Bro. Ray Bennett of Saltillo; a sister. Leona Taylor of Marietta: five brothers. J. B. Barnes. Johnny Barnes, both of Marietta, Jimmy Barnes of Baldwyn. Deward Barnes of Hamilton, Ala., and K. C. Barnes of Tupelo; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

DONNA BENTLEY

RED BAY, Ala. - Donna Sue Bentley, 29, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at the Red Bay, Ala., Hospital. A native of Red Bay, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Pell City, Ala.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Barry Raper officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Don and Sue Self of Red Bay; two brothers, Terry Ray Self of Red Bay and Ronald Jay Self of Golden; two nephews, Dalton Blake Self of Golden and Austin Tyler Self of Red Bay; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lois and Harvey Wilson, and Bertha and Robert Self.

Pallbearers will be Brian Self, Michael Self, Mark Tesseneer, Dustin Tesseneer, Jerry Wayne Self and Bowen Self.

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

 

GERALDINE BERRY

CORINTH ‑ Geraldine Ambrose Berry, 76, died Tuesday, Jan 30, 2001, at Blake Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. She was an antique dealer known as the "Linen Lady." She was a char ter member of White Station Church of Christ and a member of Foote Street Church of Christ She wee the daughter of the late E. A. and Mattie Eaton Ambrose.

Services will be al 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Charles Curl and Malcolm George officiating. Burial will be in Kuberty Cemetery in Acton, Tenn.

Survivors include her husband, James Woodrow Berry of Corinth, two daughters. Camille Hatches of Germantown, Tenn., and Susan Lyster and her husband, Harold, of Derby, Vt.; two sons, James Berry Jr., and his wife, Judy, of Collierville, and Jeffrey Berry of Corinth; one brother, Basil Ambrose of Michie, Tenn., six grandchildren, Justin, John, Larry, Angola, Ryan and his wife, Stacey, and Alan.

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

 

HARRY A. BERRY JR.

IUKA - Harry A. Berry Jr., 73, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include two sons, Harry E. Berry and wife, B.J., of New Orleans, and Lance E. Berry and wife, Glenda, of Iuka; a brother, Jack Berry of Birmingham, Ala.; six grandchildren, Todd Berry, Ragan Berry, Lance Gaylon Berry, Priscilla Prather, Janeen Rush and Rhonda Thompson; five great-grandchildren, Matthew Rush, Alish Rush, Hailey Rush, Kailey Rush and Christopher Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Perry Berry; a son, Johnny Berry; and his parents, Harry Atkinson Berry Sr. and Roberta Davis Berry.

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

 

HON. JULIUS E. BERRY Answers Last Summons

Death, which leaves the hearts of loved ones behind, crushed and broken, released the lovely soul of Julius E. Berry from the earthly body just at the going down of the sun last Thursday evening and while the darkness of night closed round about us, it was borne in triumph and through a glorious Heavenly light to the home prepared by the King for his own.

At the summit of a remarkable career, Mr. Berry was stricken by a stroke about three years ago. Heroic courage, physicians' untiring efforts and prayers of a faithful wife and scores of loving friends, brought him back for a time and these three years he had been his usual helpful self, cheerful and sympa­thetic self. There was little warning when the time came. A little after noon he complained of a headache, but, as was his custom, carried Margaret Sales, his little daughter back to school. Returning to his office, he soon left for home. It was there that the summons came.

Mr. Berry was born in Prentiss County, at Baldwyn. The son of Julius A. and Margaret Walker Berry. Of his immediate family he leaves his widow and a small daughter, Margaret Sales Berry. One of seven, his lot was not an easy one. His boyhood days were spent in a home where love reigned supreme and it was here the training of his saintly mother and the example of his godly father's life molded the character that later met the world with poetry in his soul and a smile for his fellowman.

He was educated in the public schools of his boyhood home and Mississippi College, Millsaps, Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago. He spent years of his young manhood in the schoolroom as a teacher, making friends who never ceased to love and honor him. He served as superintendent of schools at Baldwn for 1 year, later teaching at Clinton, Mississippi and Vanderbilt University. These years of service, given so freely to the youth of the land were full of happiness for him. With a vision which marked him for success he gave of his time, his talent and his strength, most liberally.

Church activities consumed a great part of his time and energy. A champion of old-fashioned moral standards and orthodox beliefs, he denounced modern tendencies that sought to undermine the home and deny the influence of religious teaching.

In politics, Mr. Berry's voice was never indistinct. A stalwart Democrat, he took the principles of Andrew Jackson, an advocate of States Sovereignty, although he yet recognized the broad functions of a strong Federal Government and never was a servile follower of policies, which were merely partison, or provincial. Mr. Berry's talent for leadership was recognized by his fellowman. He served 8 years as Attorney for the First Judicial District, serving with distinction and numbered his friends among the high as well as the low. He served as Mayor of this town for two terms, here showing the same fait‑‑dealing and consideration which made every man call him "Friend".

Soon after coming to Booneville he was united in marriage to Miss Annie T. Lee Shinault. Miss Shinault was a member of one of Prentiss County's oldest and most honorable families, one daughter Margaret Sales, was born to this union. Mr. Berry was a loving man, proud of his family and interested always in their welfare.

The sympathetic heart of a town and community beats in union with the loving hearts and true friends over his going. His life was his sermon; his daily contact with his fellowman his pulpit; and these built for him ties of love and friendship that will last as long as eternity.

 Funeral services were in charge of his pastor, Bro. Olander, assisted by Bro. John Buchanan of Paris, Tennessee, D. I. Purser of Tupelo and J. A. Rogers of Amory. He was laid to rest in the family burying ground at Baldwyn amid a covering of beautiful flowers.

Besides his wife and daughter, deceased leaves four brothers JN. Berry and Dr. C. R. Berry of Tupelo; Dr. P. L. Berry of Shannon and Professor P. W. Berry of Senatobia and one sister Miss Linda Berry of Blue Mountain.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 9 December 1927

 

 

BOBBIE BERRYHILL

BOONEVILLE - Bobbie Jeanette Lancaster Berryhill, 66, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company, where she worked for many years. She was a member of the first Baptist Church in Jumpertown. She enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. She loved her family and her church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with, Bro. Terry Scott and Bro. Milton Koon officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, David Berryhill and wife, Jean, of Nesbit, Tim Berryhill and wife, Cathy of Lake Cormorant, and Phillip Berryhill and Mark Berryhili, both of Rienzi; three sisters, Ouida Lauderdale and husband, Jimmie, and Connie Green, all of Booneville, and Cheryl Storey and husband, Charles, of` Tupelo; four grandchildren, Bronson Berryhill, Amber Berryhill, Ashley Berryhill and Lee-Cummings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Gladys Lancaster; her husband, Bob Berryhill; and a son, Steve Berryhill.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Lauderdale, James Roy Eaton, Glen Green, Gary McCoy, Ray Nash, Wade Lauderdale and Paul McCutchen.

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

 

 

FLORENCE BERRYMAN

BOONEVILLE ‑ Ruby Florence Berryman, 84, died Tuesday. June 12, 2001, at the Alcorn County Care Inn in Corinth after a long ill­ness. She was born March 25, 1917, in Prentiss County to Dutch and Ira Francis Michaels Eaton. She was a homemaker and a member of the West Booneville Church of Christ. She also worked several years as an inspector in the garment industry. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and growing Powers.

Services will be al 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ward Ragland and Minister Tommy Peeler officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Eugene Berryman Jr., and wife, Pat, of Booneville, two daughters, Imogene Poindexter and hus­band, Pud, of Michie, Tenn., and Barbara Britt and husband, Melvin, of Booneville; 11 grand­children; 16 great‑grandchildren; one great‑great‑grandchild; her stepmother, Francis Eaton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Berryman Sr., in 1989; two children, Ida Ann Mason and William Clovis Mason; five brothers, John, Coe, Phillip, Tip and Kip Eaton; and two sisters, Eula Berryman and Irene Stokes.

Pallbearers will be Rex Berryman,   Frank Rich, Christopher Rogers, Brad Johnson, Larry Eaton and Lowell Eaton.

 

 

GEORGIA BERRYMAN

KENHA- Georgia W. Cook Berryman, 64, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center. She was born March 1, 1937, to the late Richard Cody and Zannie Lee Murphy Cook. She attended schools in Booneville, moving to Waukegan, Ill., in 1962 and to Kenosha in 1979, After retirement from Cherry Electric, she worked at Wal-Mart in Kenosha.

Services will be noon Tuesday at Mt. Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Amann and her husband, Frank, of Round Lake Beach, Ill.; one son, George S. Berryman of Kenosha; three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Robert Lee Cook.

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

 

MILDRED BERRYMAN

DELAND, Fla. - Mildred M. Berryman, 84, formerly of Iuka, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the Florida Hospital in Deland, Fla. She was born in Cherokee, Ala. She was a homemaker and a member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, fishing, and playing horseshoes and other games.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Asphalt Rock Cemetery in Cherokee, Ala.

Survivors include four sons, Joseph Jackson of Naples, Fla., Jessie Jackson of Lexington, Ga., Rick Jackson of Iuka and Jack Jackson of Bonita Springs, Fla.; two daughters, Gladys Vance of Deland, Fla., and Peggy Ellington of Sommerville, Fla.; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben Jackson, and a daughter, Millie Weygant.

Pallbearers will be her sons, grandsons and nephews.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today.

 

FLORENCE BERRYMAN

Ruby Florence Berryman, 84, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the Alcorn County Care Inn in Corinth after a long illness.

Services were Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at Booneville Funeral home Chapel with Minister Ward Hogland and Minister Tommy Peeler officiating. Burial was in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Mrs. Berryman was born March 25, 1917, in Prentiss County, the daughter of Dutch and Ida Francis Michaels Eaton. A homemaker, she worked for several years as an inspector in the garment industry. She was a member of West Booneville Church of Christ. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and growing flowers.

She is survived by a son, Eugene Berryman Jr. and his wife, Pat, of Booneville; two daughters, Imogene Poindexter and her husband, Pud, of Michie, Tenn., and Barbara Britt and her husband, Melvin, of Booneville; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and her stepmother, Francis Eaton.

She was preceded in death in 1989 by her husband, Eugene Berryman Sr.; two children, Ida Ann Mason and William Clovis Mason; five brothers, John, Coe, Phillip, Tip and Kip Eaton; and two sisters, Eula Berryman and Irene Stokes.

Pallbearers were Rex Berryman, Frank Rich, Christopher Rogers, Brad Johnson, Larry Eaton and Lowell Eaton.

 

 

EMOLINE BERTHAY

Emoline Berthay, 86, of Baldwyn, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 9, Burial was in Euclatubba Cemetery.

There were no local survivors.

 

L. L. BETHAY

Prentiss Manufacturing founder, L. L. Bethay, dies at age 94

BOONEVILLE -The founder of Prentiss County's oldest manufacturing operation died Wednesday at the age of 94,

Longino Lawrence "L. L." Bethay of Booneville, and a former Tupelo resident, founded Prentiss Manufacturing on Jan. 2,1948,

At one time, the company was the county's largest manufacturing employer. In 1992, the company, which had four plants in Booneville and plants in Tupelo, Ackerman and Iuka, employed 900 workers. In recent years, however, competition forced the company to move some operations offshore.

According to the latest available figures, Prentiss Manufacturing had 268 employees in Prentiss County in March.

Bethay served as president of the company until 1963 and as its chairman of the board until his retirement in 1973,

Bethay was born in the New Chapel community of Itawamba County on Aug. 3,1902, He graduated from Nettleton High School in 1921 and from Soule Business College in New Orleans in 1925 with a degree in accounting.

He worked for I. L. Lyons Wholesale Drug Co. in New Orleans until 1927, when he moved to Tupelo and went to work for Tupelo Garment Co. as secretary-treasurer. He later worked with Mid-South Manufacturing, serving as secretary-treasurer until 1947,

In late 1947, he moved to Booneville, where he founded the, garment industry still operated by his family.

In 1950, he was selected Man of the Year in Prentiss County.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served as president of the Men's Brotherhood Bible Class and was an honorary member of the Administrative Board.

He was a director emeritus of The Peoples Bank and Trust Co.; Bethay was a staunch supporter of the Yocona Area Council of Boys ' Scouts of America, which honored him as a James E. West Fellow.

He had been a member of the Booneville Rotary Club since 1956, In 1988, he was the recipient of the Rotary Club's highest honor when he was named a Paul Harris fellow, Bethay enjoyed gardening and football. He regularly attended Booneville High School and Northeast Mississippi Community College games and was an enthusiastic Ole Miss and Dallas Cowboys fan.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Esta Duncan Bethay; four daughters; two sons; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be today at 1 p.m. at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park in Verona.

 

 

LONGINO BETHAY

BOONEVILLE - Longino Lawrence Bethay, 94, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Aug. 3, 1902, near the New Chapel community of Itawamba County to Lee Lawrence and Delia Riley Bethay. He was a 1921 graduate of Nettleton High School and a 1925 accounting graduate of Soule Business College in New Orleans. He worked for I. L. Lyons Wholesale Drug Co. in New Orleans until 1927, when he moved to Tupelo and went to work for Tupelo Garment Company as a bookkeeper. He later was employed by Mid-South Manufacturing Co., where he served as secretary-treasurer until 1947,

In late 1947, he moved to Booneville, and on Jan. 2, 1948, he founded Prentiss Manufacturing Company, serving as its president until 1963 and its chairman of the board until his retirement in 1973, He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, serving as president of the Men's Brotherhood Bible Class and as an honorary member of the Administrative Board. He was a director emeritus of The Peoples Bank & Trust Company.

He was an avid supporter of the Yocona Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, which honored him as a James E. West Fellow. He had been a member of the Booneville Rotary Club since 1956 and in 1988 he was the recipient of Rotary's highest honor when he was named a Paul Harris Fellow. In 1950 he was selected Man of the Year in Prentiss County.

He enjoyed gardening and football. He regularly attended Booneville and Northeast Mississippi Community College games, and he was an avid Ole Miss and Dallas Cowboy fan.

 

CLYDE BETTS

GUNTOWN - Clyde Betts, 84, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at his home. He was a member of Ebernezer Missionary Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board. He was a former employee of Mid-South Inc. in Tupelo and a veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ebernezer Missionary Baptist Church in Guntown with the Rev. Tommy L. Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Guntown. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Orese Betts of Toledo, Ohio, and Larry Wilson Betts of Guntown; two sisters, Katie Mae Agnew, and Delma McMorris and husband, James, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services Friday.

 

FLORA BETTS

BALDWYN - Flora Mencie Betts, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was a member of Trinity CME Church in Guntown.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity CME Church with the Rev. Willie F. Baker officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Garden. Beasley Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Clytee Betts and wife, Viola, of Guntown, Ludie Betts and wife, Elsie, of Lawrenceville, Ga., Booker Betts and wife, Elizabeth, and Jonathan Betts and wife, Alma, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; four daughters, Nora Bovastro and Dorothy Copeland of Guntown, Louise Robins and husband, Shannon, of Kentwood, Mich., and Shirley Fells and husband, Edward, of Shannon; her stepmother, Ora L. Gardner of Corinth; a brother, Johnnie Gardner of Guntown; 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyle Betts, and a daughter, Nancy B. Betts.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

 

GLADYS BICKERSTAFF

TISHOMINGO - Gladys M. Bickerstaff, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1993, at the Tishomingo County Hospital in Iuka. She was a member of the Tishomingo Baptist Church and the widow of Thomas Tynes Bickerstaff.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tishomingo Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Johnson and the Rev. Gene Tennison officiating. Burial will be in the Tishomingo Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Tishomingo is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary McNatt, Sis Bickerstaff and Peggy Page, all of Tishomingo; two sisters, Pauline "Sugar" Holyfield of Brannon and Irene "Babe" Cornelius of Tishomingo; three brothers, Paul "Bosum" Morgan of Tuscumbia, Ala., Woodrow "Bunkum" Morgan of Tishomingo, and Tucker Morgan of Florence, Ala.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Reed McNatt, Stanley Page, Joseph McNatt, Jeff Bonds, Ric Tiebe, Edward McRae, Sam Morgan and Danny Morgan.

 

PRESTON L. BIGGERS

CORINTH - Preston Lanier Biggers, 89, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a 1933 graduate of Corinth High School. He attended the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was an outstanding athlete as a young man. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a partner and president of Biggers Hardware for 40 years. He was a past president of the Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas Hardware Association and served on the board for 12 years. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon and elder. Active in his community, he served on the water board and was involved in the Chamber of Commerce. He also was a life member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Corinth. He was an active member of the Corinth Rotary Club and recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the International Rotary Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Corinth with the Rev. Dr. Don Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery in Corinth. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jimmie Lee Mills Biggers of Corinth; three daughters, Betty Biggers Knight and husband, Stafford, of Corinth, Jenny Biggers of Jackson and Peggy Biggers Thomas of Vicksburg; three grandsons, Dr. Edward Knight, and Preston Knight and wife, Alesha, all of Corinth, and David Thomas and wife, Mindy, of Atlanta, Ga.; a granddaughter, Beth Thomas of Vicksburg; two great-grandchildren, Emma Kate Knight and Olivia Knight of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Davis Biggers Sr.; four sisters; and six brothers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

BEATRICE V. BIGGS

Beatrice V. Biggs, 85, of Iuka Ms, died Tuesday June 19, 2001 at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church

She preceded in death by, her husband, Walter Biggs, a sister, Laura Mars, her parents, Zodus and Mary Alice Vinson

Survivors Include, 3 brothers, Bro. Clyde Vinson, of  Margerum AL; Zodus Vinson, of Margerum AL; 6 Nieces and Nephews

Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday June 20

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday June 21, Rev. Zolon Zeb will officiate.

Interment will be in Mt Evergreen Cemetery

Pallbearers, David Russo, Roy Provins, Tom Provins, Justin Provins, Dewayne Lockler and Tom Nichols

 

DONALD BIGSBY

BOONEVILLE - Donald Leroy Bigsby, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired furniture executive, a former employee of General Motors, American Seating Company (which brought him to Booneville) and Jordan Industries. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of the Gas ton Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Parman and Bro. Dexter Wilemon officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Tenn., at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Adams Bigsby of Booneville; two daughters, Pat B. Blackburn and her husband, Charles, of Columbia, Tenn., and Lisa Gordon and her husband, Tom, of Centerville, Tenn.; one son, Terry Wayne Peay and his wife, Janet, of Bethpage, Tenn.; one sister, Alma Barr and her husband, Don, of Muir, Mich.; two brothers, Claude Bigsby Jr. of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Jack L. Bigsby of Fort Worth, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Edith Dreger Bigsby; his first wife, Vivian Way Bigsby; and one son Robert L. Bigsby.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Blackburn, Terry Peay, Mike Stacy, Charles Blackburn, Tom Gordon and Rob Bigsby.

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

 

ROBERT L. BIGSBY

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Robert L. Bigsby, 52, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at his home in Oshkosh, Wis. He was an employee of the United States Postal Service.

Private services were held. Seefeld Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Don and Betty Bigsby of Booneville; a daughter, Cindy, of Huntington, W.Va.; a son, Rob Bigsby of Arlington, Tenn.; a sister, Patti Blackburn of Columbia, Tenn.; his grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

EILEEN BILLINGS

BURNSVILLE - Eileen Billings, 68, formerly of Racine, Wis., died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Following cremation, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Roberts of Burnsville and Sherley Bencek of Racine, Wis.; a brother, Fran Billings of Wisconsin; several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Del Sherman, and a daughter, Marlene Sherman.

 

JIM BILLINGSLEY

CORINTH - James R. "Jim" Billingsley, 63, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at his home after a long illness. He graduated from Corinth High School in 1957 and attended Mississippi State University, where he was an ROTC cadet. After graduation he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps and assigned to Germany, where he was finance and accounting officer. He also met and married his wife in Germany. He was a former employee of the Daily Corinthian, Corinth Urban Renewal and Tennessee Valley Housing. He became a clerk for the City of Corinth in 1983 and worked for 20 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Earl Case and G.W. Childs officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Christine Hofmann Billingsley of Corinth; a son, Mike Billingsley of Rienzi; a daughter, Melinda Billingsley of Corinth; a brother-in-law, Rolf Smeets, a sister-in-law, Annelies Muller, and a niece, Sabine Miller, all of Germany; several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. and Lona Kelley Billingsworth.

Pallbearers will be Fred Johnson, Larry McCollum, Dr. Bob Davis, Hull Davis, Dennis Shirley, Terrell Kingen, Jerry Latch and Jack Holt.

Honorary pallbearers will be current and former City of Corinth officials and employees, Travis Little, Doug Mullins, Dean Bearden, Jimmy Taylor, Johnny Young, Joe Vann, Jerry Moore, Johnny Ross and Alton Thompson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the Pine Vale Children's Home, 1872 CR 700, Corinth MS 38834.

 

JOSH BILLIOT

BOONEVILLE - Joshua Wayne Billiot, 9, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at his home in Booneville after a long illness. He was born Feb. 22, 1992, in Jackson to Wade and Sonia Billiot. He attended ths~ Booneville Church of Christ. An angel that had wings on Earth, he was life in its purest form with a smile that would make everyone's day.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Jones, Bro. Doug Greenway and Bro. John Williams officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Wade and Sonia Billiot of Booneville; a brother, C. J. LeMaster, his grandparents, John and Betty Williams of Dennis, Gerald Taylor of New Site, Eva Louise Toups of Abbeville, La., and Dovie Billiot of Cutoff, La.; his great-grandmother, Flaura Mae Barnes of Ripley; his nurse, Ruby Wilemon..

Pallbearers will be Michael Heger, Carl Thomas, Brad Thomas and Billy Wilemon.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

J. W. BINGHAM

TUPELO - J. W. Bingham, 85, a resident of Mitchell Center in Tupelo and formerly of Guntown, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 2, 1918, to the late George T. and Octavia Dobbs Bingham. He was a member of the Guntown United Methodist Church and was a retired postmaster having served at Guntown for 25 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Guntown Lions Club, was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Jeff Pruett officiating. Burial will be in the Campbelltown Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Lemmons and her husband, Henry, of Tupelo; one son, Jimmy Bingham and his wife, Paula, of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Sonny Lemmons of Jackson, Lea Anne Lemmons of Oxford, Ben Bingham and his wife, Suzanne, of Nettleton, Amanda Bingham McCarthy and her husband, Daniel, of Macon, Ga., and Joey Bingham of Oxford; a brother-in-law, James Nanney of Baldwyn; a sister-in-law, Mildred Irwin of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews; and his caregivers, Vera and James Gardner of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane. B. Bingham, whom he married July 30, 1940; two sisters, Virginia Nanney and Christine Brooks; and a grandson, Jamie Bingham.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Sonny Lemmons, Ben Bingham, Joey Bingham and Daniel McCarthy. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

 

LORENE BINGHAM

IUKA - Lorene Bridges Bingham, 92, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home in Iuka. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church, where she was a member of the WMU and a Sunday school teacher who worked with children's activities. She taught at Rutledge Salem, Providence and Pleasant Hill Schools. She attended the senior citizens activities at Tishomingo State Park before her illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Prospect Baptist Church with Bro. Stanley Magill and Bro. John Vanlandingham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a brother, Howard Bridges of Iuka; three sisters, Irene Nunley of Iuka, and Cleo Lawson and Helen Walker, both of Birmingham; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel Bingham; her parents, Marshall and Clara Bridges; a sister, Pauline Burcham; and two brothers, Roy and Billy Bridges.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the New Prospect Baptist Church.

Visitation will continue until noon today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before service time.

 

PERRY L. BINGHAM

CORINTH - Perry L. Bingham, 74, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was retired after 30 years with Yellow Freight Company. He was a member of the Methodist faith.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home Family Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Tony Morrow officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Bingham and his wife, Julie, and Charles Bingham, all of Corinth; his mother, Vida Bell Bingham of Corinth; two sisters, Jamie Fisher of White Bluff, Tenn., and Sarah Reynolds of Corinth; two granddaughters, Shauna Davis and Haley Knepp, both of Corinth; one grandson, Tyler Knepp of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Bingham; his father, Clifford Bingham; and a brother, Charles Bingham.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Reynolds, Jimmy Reynolds, David Arnold, Danny Bingham, Tyler Knepp and J.D. Davis.

 

JAMES BIRD

GLEN - James Franklin Bird, 63, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was born May 29, 1940, in Coleman, Mich., to James M. and Margaret I. Bowdish Bird. He was a self-employed welder and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hall's Funeral Home in Saginaw, Mich., with the Rev. Ray Warner officiating. Burial will be in the Warren Township Cemetery in Coleman, Mich. Hall's Funeral Home of Saginaw is in charge of Michigan arrangements, and the Corinthian Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lori McFarland Bird of Glen; his stepfather, Robert Testor of Coleman, Mich.; a son, Edward Bird of Sanford, Mich.; two stepsons, Matthew Denman of Glen and Adam Denman of Byhalia; three daughters, Theresa Atkinson of Beaverton, Mich., Lisa Maxwell of Hope, Mich., and Penny Yarger of Sanford, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Casey Denman of Glen; a brother, Kenneth Bird of Midland, Mich.; a sister, Mary Morenz of Decatur, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his family.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hall's Funeral Home in Saginaw.

Memorials may be made to the James F. Bird Memorial Fund, 214 CR 248, Glen MS 38846.

 

REV. AARON CLIFTON BISHOP

The Rev. Aaron Clifton Bishop, 81, of Golden, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at his home after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Julian C. Jenkins and Bro. Don Radmer officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

The Rev. Bishop was a welder and a Pentecostal minis­ter and a member of the Assem­bly of Christ. He had been a member of the Civilian Conser­vation Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Rachel Bishop; two sons, Billy Wayne and Edward Doyle Bishop and two brothers, George and Vic­tor Bishop; one sister, Hazel Is­bell; and one grandson.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Vera Pauline Davis Bishop; three daughters, Bar­bara Ann Garrison and her hus­band, Roy, and Betty Boyd and her husband, Phillip, all of Red Bay, Ala., and Linda Szydelko and her husband, Wally, of Burbank, Ill.; two sons, Aaron Bishop Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and Jimmy Wayne Bishop of Golden; four sisters, Inez Williams of Memphis, Nellie Thornton. Martha "Polly" Robinson and Betty Turvaville, all of Booneville; two brothers, Gene Bishop and Milton Bish­op, both of Rienzi; 18 grand­children; 26 great-grandchil­dren and one great-great-grand­child.

Pallbearers were Roy Matthew Garrison, Mark Carries, Todd Cantrell, Jackie Robinson, Jimmy Bishop and Larry Isbell. Honorary pallbear ers were Shane Wilson and Matthew Cantrell.

 

BRUCE BISHOP

Bruce Bishop, 71, of Booneville, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at Central Memphis after a brief illness.

Service were Thursday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home

Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Bishop was an employee of Booneville Housing Authority Maintenance Department, a member of IBEW Union and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Montez Bishop; his parents, Jack and Rachel Bishop; one sister, Hazel Isbell; and one brother, George Bishop.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lauderdale Stennett Bishop; one daughter, Judy Carolyn Johnson of Houston, Texas; one son, Kenneth Ray Bishop of Booneville; two stepsons, Don Stennett of Booneville and Ronald Stennett of Pontotoc; four sisters, Nellie Murphy Thomton, Polly Robinson and Betty Sue Turvaville, all of Booneville, and Inez Williams of Memphis; three brothers, Milton Bishop and Gene Bishop, both of Rienzi and Aaron Bishop of Belmont; three grandchildren, Diane Moore, Tanya Bishop and Cammie Bishop; two step grandchildren, Brian Stennett and Bradley Stennett; three great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.

His grandsons and nephews were pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Rienzi-Alcorn County Rescue Squad.

 

HORACE BISHOP

BOONEVILLE - Horace Ernie Bishop, 82, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth after an extended illness. He was retired from Quartet and a member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. He was the widower of Mayme Nesler Bishop.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Burrell officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, David R. Bishop and wife, Myrtle, of Corinth; five grandchildren, Brenda Comans, Lynn Talley, Loretta Austin, Nathan Butler and Anthony Butler; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mayme Bishop; one sister, Dorothy Grimes; two brothers, Cecil and L.B. Bishop; and his parents, Leonard and Verna Bishop.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

HORACE O. BISHOP

BALDWYN - Horace Omer Bishop, 81, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 11, 1923, in the Pratt community of Lee County to the late Luther Lee Bishop and the late Lela V. Johnston Bishop. He was a drainage contractor, land conservationist, farmer, and a leader in the Pratt and Baldwyn communities. He had been a member of the Pratt Christian Church since 1931. He served first as a deacon, then as an elder for 28 years. He was a former chairman of the church board. He was a member of the Board of Education for the Baldwyn Separate School District, a member of the board of Mid-South Christian College and a trustee for the Pratt Community Center. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pratt Christian Church with Bro. Joe Carraway and Bro. Dan Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Correne Griffin Bishop of Baldwyn; two daughters, Dr. Sandra Bishop Sexson of Atlanta, Ga., and Lynn Bishop of Jackson; two grandchildren, Kristen Sexson Tejtel of Dayton, Ohio, and Ryan Sexson of Atlanta; a son-in-law, Dr. William Sexson; a grandson-in-law, Daniel Tejtel; two brothers, Halbert Lee Bishop and Ellis Wayne Bishop, both of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister and a brother, Orville Bishop.

Pallbearers will be the men of Pratt Christian Church and Frank W. Agnew.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

Memorials may be made to the Pratt Christian Church Building Fund.

 

HOWARD BISHOP

BALDWYN - Howard Bishop, 89, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at the Alcorn County Care Inn in Corinth after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, Japan Victory Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a 1949 graduate of the T. T. Institute of Mississippi State College.

Services were held Sunday, December 15 at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two daughters, Shelby Bonds and her husband, R. J., and Carolyn Tigrett, all of Booneville; a sister, Gladys Stone of Baldwyn; four grandchildren, Carla Bonds Hill, Sonya Tigrett Walters, Andrea Bonds Owens and Holly Bonds Burke; seven great-grandchildren, Austin Hill, Andrew Hill, Grantham Hill, Justin Walters, Rachael Walters, Avery Burks and Ashley Owens.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeter and Jessie Stafford Bishop, and four brothers, Clarence, Carl, Hugh and James Bishop.

 

JAMES BISHOP

RIENZI - James Ledward Bishop, 74, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at his home. He was a member of Biggersville Pentecostal Church. He was a retired employee of Intex Plastics and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery in Rienzi.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Drue Vanderford Bishop of Rienzi; two sons, Gary Lee Bishop of Rienzi and Ronald Wayne Bishop of Saltillo; a sister, Louise Timbs of Booneville; five grandchildren, Michael Bishop, Anieca Bishop, Cassandra Bishop, Hannah Bishop and Dylan Bishop.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Elton and Alice Alma Ridge Bishop; his twin brother, Robert Bishop; and a sister, Inez Hale.

 

JOE BISHOP

BALDWYN - Joe Horace Bishop, 81, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. A native of Shannon, he was a resident of Baldwyn and lived in Carrollville. He was a former owner of Sunnycross Flowers in Verona and Tupelo and Baldwyn Florist for more than 35 years. He served in the U.S. Air Corps. He was a troop leader for the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Mississippi Florist Association.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Verona City Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Jody Bishop and wife, Sherry, of Clarksdale; three sisters, Manette Bedford, Janice Tarpley and Waldeen Harkey, all of Baldwyn; a brother, Harold Bishop of Eggville; three grandchildren, Rusty Bishop of San Diego, Calif., Craig Bishop of Nettleton and Corey Bishop of Mantachie; a great-grandchild, Logan Bishop.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Bishop; a son, Reggie Bishop; his parents, Tice and Carrie Bishop; and a brother, Ray Bishop.

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

 

L. D. BISHOP

Services for L. D. Bishop were Sunday at the Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Billy Adams, Bro. Curtis Shelton and Bro. Claxton Cook Officiating.

Bishop. 70, died Feb. 13, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 25, 1931, to the late Archie Bishop and Oweda Jones Bishop. He was an employee of the Lee County road maintenance department and a member of Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy. He was an avid fiddle player and enjoyed makings music.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Franks Bishop of Tupelo; a son, Randy Bishop and his wife. Kay, of Tupelo; a daughter,

Diana Funderburk and her firs hand, Dannie, of Jacksonville Fla.; a sister, Laura Turner of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Lyndie Bishop and Kevin Funderburk; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Caleb Funderburk.

He was preceded in death by two brothers. Pee Wee Bishop and Alvie Bishop: a sister, LouElla Hand; and his parents.

Pallbearers were Phil Morgan, Cleven Hastings, Kevin Funderburk, Steve Bishop, Jeremy Martin and Prentiss Turner.

Honorary pallbearers were members of his Sunday school class.

Burial was in the church cemetery. McNeece Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie was it charge of arrangements.

 

MABLE BISHOP

BALDWYN - Mable Eudora Bishop, 99, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at her home in the Friendship community near Baldwyn. She was born Dec. 20, 1904, in Colt, Ark., to Robert Jackson Cook and Eliza Jane Wilson Cook. She lived in the Shady Grove area of Prentiss County as a young girl and later attended school at Pratt in Lee County. She married William Arthur Bishop on March 28, 1923; he preceded her in death on June 14, 1954. She lived the rest of her life in the Friendship community. She was the oldest member of the Friendship Baptist Church and was a regular visitor at the Pratt Community Center until her health worsened. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, sewing, gardening, visiting with friends and family, and caring for her grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Cagle officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Ann Copeland and Milton of Friendship; a son, Andrew N. Bishop and Linda of Guntown; a sister, Clara Cook Maddox of Saltillo; a daughter-in-law, Janie Roberts Bishop of Friendship; grandchildren, Rebecca Gail Brasher, Ronald Bishop and Barbara, Stephen Bishop and Emily, Winford Bishop and Rita, Wyatt Bishop and Jan, Billy Bishop and Darlene, all of Memphis, Beth Wharton of Guntown, Andy Bishop and Theresa of Tupelo, Tabitha McCoy and Larry, Deborah Smith and David, and David T. Copeland, all of Friendship, Rita Hendricks and James of Willow Springs, Texas, Melton Bishop and Nell, Janet Shinn and Richard, all of Edgewood, Texas, and Opal Jean Buck of Cordova, Tenn.; a host of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sons, Joe Richard Bishop and wife, Bonnie, Winford "Cotton" Bishop and wife, Katherine, and Marvin Bishop; two stepsons, Loyd Bishop and Padie, and Guy Bishop and Opal; a daughter-in-law, Elleine Jo Bishop; a grandson, Mickey Bishop; two sisters, Annie May Blassingame and Lillian Palmer Doak Nash; nine brothers, Robert Allen Cook, Jesse James Cook, Johnny Henderson Cook, Thomas Jefferson Jeff Cook, Fred Ervin Cook, Clyde Christopher Cook, Paul Vernon Cook, Wiley Price Cook and Sherman Quitman Cook.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 104 CR 2538, Baldwyn MS 38824.

 

MARJORIE BISHOP

Marjorie Crawford Bishop, 80, of Booneville, died Tuesday, July 10, 200L at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, July 11, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Prather officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Bishop was a retired nurse’s aide and a member of Wheeler Baptist Church. She was the widow of J. C. Bishop. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Carol Pruitt and one son, Luther Kenneth Williams.

She is survived by one daughter, Alicia Rinehart and her husband, Kevin, of Booneville; three step daughters, Janice Lawrence and her husband, David, of Tupelo, Barbara Burcham and her husband, Virgil, of Jacinto and Brenda Stacey and her husband, Harold. of New Site; two stepsons, Jerry Bishop and Ms wife, Janie, of Marietta, and Ray Bishop and his wife, Debbie, of New Site; three grandchildren, Kaitlan, Dalton and Caleb; 15 step grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren and several cousins.

 

 

MARY BISHOP

BOONEVILLE ‑ Mary Magdalin Bishop, 75, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at her home. She was a main bar of Christ United Methodist Church. She was a retired employee of the North Mississippi Medical Car tar and a licensed cosmetologist. She was born Nov. 15, 1924, to John and Tennis Spencer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thus day at Salts Funeral Home Chaps with the Rev. C. D. Edge officiating Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include her granddaughter, Vicki Colons Patterson, and he husband, Paul, of Olive Branch; three great‑granddaughters, Blake Boden line, Laykin Borderline and Lane Kelley: two sisters, Lola Chambers of Mantachie and Willodean Estes c Oxford.

She was preceded in death by son, Charles Bishop, and a brother Jimmy Spencer.

Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home

 

 

MAYME FRANCES BISHOP

Mayme Frances Bishop, 70, of Route 5 Box 206, Booneville, died Friday, July 16, 1993, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness, Services were Monday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Nebo cemetery. Mrs. Bishop was retired from Blue Bell. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Horace Ernie Bishop, and a son, David R. Bishop of Booneville. Dellian Bullard.

 

ROBERT L. BISHOP

BALDWYN - Robert Leonard Bishop, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He enjoyed farming, working with his tractor, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Evans and Bro. Jason Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Lawson Bishop of Baldwyn; his mother, Effie Bishop of Baldwyn; two sons, Terry Bishop, and Eric Bishop and wife, Amanda, all of Baldwyn; a daughter, Amy Johnson and John of Tupelo; three sisters, Elise Barnes, and Brenda Morgan and husband, Terry, all of Tupelo, and Judy Hooten of Saltillo; three brothers, Bobby Gerald "Pete" Bishop and wife, Sandra, of Interlocken, Fla., Lorenzo "Butch" Bishop and wife, Karen, of Savannah, Ga., and Buddy Jake "Bud Jake" Bishop and wife, Linda, of Statesboro, Ga.; his grandchildren, Bridget Bishop Montgomery and husband, Adam, Terri Lynn Bishop, Levi Bishop, Austin Bishop and Mary Grace Bishop; a special niece, Lacy Hooten.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lennie Merle Bishop, and his father, Robert "Bob" Bishop.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Scott, Joe Roberts, Jimmy Michael, Levi Bishop, Austin Bishop and Anthony Roberts.

 

RUBY A. BISHOP

Ruby A. Bishop, 79, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998 al the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired beautician and a member of Forrest Hill Baptist Church.

Services were Thursday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Brad Franks officiating. Burial was in Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband Judd J. Bishop; two daughters, Judy Bishop, of Tupelo & Marqueta Fortner & husband, Lines of Baldwyn; one grandchild, Tiffany Franks of Vicksburg; four great‑grandchildren. Art, Franks, Dixie Franks, Card Franks & Amaris Franks

She was preceded fir death by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Files.

 

 

VERA DAVIS BISHOP

GOLDEN - Vera Davis Bishop, 82 died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Candler’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Billy Credille officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Ann Garrison and her husband, Roy, and Betty Boyd and her husband, Phillip, all of Red Bay, Ala., and Linda Szydelko and her husband, Wally, of Burbank, Ill.; two sons, Aaron Bishop Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and Jimmy Wayne Bishop of Golden; five sisters, Verma Stacy and Evelyn Wright of Booneville, Beverly Stockton of Chicago, Me Walden of Monroe, La., and Edith Stokes of Bakersfield, Calif.; three brothers, Foice Davis and Jimmy Davis of Booneville, and Edward Davis of Memphis; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Aaron Clifton Bishop; her parents, Charlie G. and Lesley Davis; two sons, Billy Wayne Bishop and Edward Doyle Bishop; a sister, Willodean Rutherford; two brothers, Garvis and Gemice Davis; and a grandson.

Pallbearers will be Roy Matthew Garrison, Mark Anthony Carnes, Todd Cantrell, Paul Hiet, Joey McBride, Patrick Brooks, Shane Wilson and Kenneth Bishop.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday.

 

VERNICE BISHOP

BOONEVILLE - Vernice Bishop, 74, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at her home after a long illness. She worked 21 years at the Booneville Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Methodist Church, but attended East Booneville Baptist Church in her later years. She enjoyed traveling, sewing her own clothes and working find-a-word puzzles. She was a caregiver to all family members who passed before her.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rickey Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Bishop of Booneville, and Kathy Gilton and husband, Ben, of Biggersville; two sisters, Novalee Grimes and Sybil Southern; a grandson, Kelly Gilton; a close friend and cousin, Ruby Gardner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Bishop, whom she married in 1946; a son, Sammy Dale Bishop; her parents, Isaac and Lois Crowder Tennyson; two sisters, Edna Lovell and Reba Barron; and two brothers, Coleman Tennyson and J.W. Tennyson.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Grimes, Gene Tennyson, Ben Gilton, Andy Gould, Travis Davis, Brian Southern, Gary Southern and Billy Whisenant.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

VICTOR BISHOP

BOONEVILLE ‑ Victor Bruce Bishop, 71, died Tuesday. Aug. 10, 1999, at Baptist Hospital Central in Memphis after a brief illness. He was an employee of the Booneville Hous­ing Authority Maintenance Depart­ment and a member of the IBEW Union. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Services will be al 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. D. Edge and the Rev. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Lauderdale Stennett Bishop; one daughter, Judy Carolyn Johnson of Houston, Texas; one son, Kenneth Ray Bishop of Booneville: me step­sons, Don Stenmett of Booneville and Ronald Stanton of Pontotoc; four sisters. Nellie Murphy Thornton, Polly Robinson and Betty Sue Turvaville, all of Booneville, and Inez Williams of Memphis, three brothers, Milton Bishop and Gene Bishop, both of Rienzi, and Aaron Bishop of Bel­mont; three grandchildren, Diane Moore, Tanya Bishop and Commie Bishop; Me step grandchildren, Brian Stennett and Bradley Stennett; three great‑grandchildren: three step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Montez Bishop; his parents, Jack and Rachel Bishop, one sister, Hazel Isbell; and one brother, George Bishop

His grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rienzi‑Alcorn County Rescue Squad

Visitation will continue until service time.

 

LEONARD L. BIVINS

IUKA - Leonard L. Bivins, 66, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at his residence after a long illness.

Private graveside services will be held today at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Ludlam Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Joann Bivins of Iuka; two sons, Lennie Bivins and wife, Cheryl, of Corinth, and Lewis Bivins and wife, Patricia, of Iuka; one daughter, Lisa South of Burnsville; two grandchildren, Kimberly Walker and Miranda South.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Modena Hannon Bivins; a daughter, Loretta Bivins; and a sister, Elva Nelson.

 

 

RETTA BIVINS

TISHOMINGO - Retta Bivins, 37, died Thursday, May 7, 2004, She was a beautiful kindhearted person, always loving everyone before herself. She was always smiling and had a word to cheer everyone up.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Booker officiating. Ludlam Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Leonard L. Bivins and Billie Joan Bivins; two brothers, Lennie Bivins of Corinth and Lewis Bivins of Iuka; two sisters, Lisa South of Burnsville and Kim Walker of Iuka; her special friends, James Taylor, Tim "Pollie" Wisniewsk and Zane Bennett; one niece, Miranda Alissa South.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Modena Bivins, Homer Bivins, Mollie Hudson and Grady Hudson; one sister, Marsha Ann Clark; one uncle, Johnny Hudson.

 

EDNA BIZZELL

CORINTH - Edna Alice Bizzell, 95, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehab. She was a member of the North Corinth Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in the Old Enon Cemetery in Middleton, Tenn.

Survivors include two sons, William L. Bizzell of Corinth and Richard Bizzell and wife, Linda, of Michie, Tenn.; one daughter, Ruby Mae Cornelius of Cairo; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Franklin Bizzell; and a daughter, Thelma Inez Miller.

 

ANNA BLACK

CORINTH - Anna Edna Burall Black, 83, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at the Mississippi Care Center. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. She loved her family and friends, and enjoyed crocheting and shopping.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Harry R. Black of Andrew, Texas, and Don Black of Iowa; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a brother, Sherman Burrall; a daughter-in-law, Joyce E. Wallace of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Black; her parents, Jacob I. Burall and Elsie Amanda Burall; two sons, William Edward Black and John L. Black Jr.; two brothers, Raymond Burall and Norm Burall; two sisters.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.

 

NAUNI LYNAE BLACK

BOONEVILLE - Nauni Lynae Black, 20 died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1993, at the North Mississippi Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. She was a Radiology student at Itawamba Community College, and was a Baptist.

Services will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at Booneville Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan Mobley officiating. Burial will be at the First Lutheran Cemetery in Brookings, SD.

Survivors include her parents Mr. & Mrs. Steve Black of Webster, SD; her fiancee' Tim Fraiser of Booneville; a brother, Nelan Black of Webster, SD; her grandparents Odell Black of Flagstaf, AZ., Mary Trout of San Diago,CA., and FJva Ishmael of Brookings, SD. In lieu of flowers - please contribute to the Nauni Black Scholarship Fund at the Bank of MS, Booneville.

 

 

NADINE ROWLAND BLACKENSHIP

Nadine Rowland Blackenship, 79, of Baldwyn, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 31, Burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Local survivors include her husband, Bill Joe Blankenship of Baldwyn; two daughters, Brenda Nicholson and Donna Tucker, both of Baldwyn: a son, Jimmy Blankenship of Booneville; and a brother, Earnest Rowland of Booneville.

 

 

SARAH GRAY BLACKARD

Mrs. Sarah Gray Blackard, widow of Carroll Blackard, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Dungan, with whom she presided, on June 9. Mrs. Blackard had been visiting a sick neighbor, returned home in her usual health when she was suddenly stricken with a heart attack. She lived only a short time. She was 72 years of age and a member of the' Baptist church.

Funeral services were conducted on. Wednesday afternoon a Shady Grove church with Rev. W C. Hamilton of Tishomingo officiating and Cutshall Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. Burin was in church cemetery.

Survivors, other than Mrs. Dungan, two other daughters Mrs. Ruby Milligan, Iuka, and Mrs. C. F. Mendenhall, Memphis, Tenn., two sons. Vernon Blackard, Iuka, and Hershel Blackard, Waukegar, grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; two brothers, C. B. Gray of Blytheville, Ark., and E. C. Gray.

 

JOHN BLACKWELL

CORINTH - John Bernard Blackwell, 71, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1931, to William A. and Maggie McCord Blackwell. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Biggersville Baptist Church and a retired employee of Intex Plastics.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, Larry Blackwell of Brenham, Texas; a daughter, Linda and Buddy Streetman of Corinth; four brothers, Charles Blackwell of Oklahoma City, Okla., Harold Blackwell of Corinth, Paul Blackwell of Chicago and Joseph Blackwell of Pasadena, Texas; four sisters, Wanda Sumney of Vidor, Texas, Edna Mitchell and Avis Linker, both of Harrison, Ark., and Laura Josyln of Phoenix, Ariz.; the mother of his children, Betty Green Blackwell of Corinth; five grandchildren, Jana Wallace, Hunter Blackwell, Brandon Streetman, Chad Streetman and Kayla Felks; several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Reba Jane Blackwell.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Hunter Blackwell, Brandon Streetman and Chad Streetman, and Tommy Johnson, Talmage Harvill, Gary Johnson, Stanley Johnson and Buddy Blackwell.

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

 

SONNY BLACKWELL

BALDWYN - Julius David "Sonny" Blackwell, 66, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He retired from the restaurant industry having served as manager of Bumpers for over 22 years. He was a former electrician in Bartlett, Tenn., and he also worked for Anell Engineers and Ellis Hardware in Winona. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Winona and attended the First Baptist Church in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of over 47 years, Norma L. Blackwell of Baldwyn; one daughter, Lisa Moore and her husband, Billy, of Baldwyn; three sons, David Blackwell and his wife, Cyndi, of Houlka, John Blackwell and his wife, Linda, of Shawnee, Okla., and Gerald Blackwell and his wife, Cherity, of the Pratts community; four sisters, Patricia Acree of Clinton, Ruth Lenz of Florida, Eudora Adams of Greenville and Libbie Ann Bottan of Bakersville, Calif.; a special sister-in-law, Ann Blackwell Norton of Wiggins; a special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Jimmy Fisher of Ripley; one uncle, Scott Rodgers of Winona; six grandchildren, Kelly Graham, Chasity Moore, Timothy Blackwell, Kimberly Moore, Shelby Blackwell and Taylor Blackwell; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mae D. Blackwell; his father, Paul F. Blackwell; four brothers, Adolf Blackwell, Paul Blackwell, Ray Blackwell and Reggie Blackwell; and a grandson, Joshua Moore.

Pallbearers will be Don Rowan, Jimmy Cunningham, Bryan Fisher, Josh Bryan, Chad Bryan and Timothy Blackwell. 

 

NELL BLALOCK

Nell Blalock, 62, of Fulton, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Magnolia Hospital.

Services were Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Coleman, Bro. Merle Bradley and Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial was in Stephens Cemetery.

Mrs. Blalock was born Aug. 24, 1938, to the late Rev. Daniel Milburn and Louise Chittom DeVaughn in Itawamba County. She worked at the Mississippi State Health Department and was a member of the American Dietitian Association and was a registered dietitian. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. She attended school at ICC and was a graduate of the Mississippi University for Women.

She is survived by her husband, Milford Ray Blalock of Fulton; one son, Michael Blalock and his wife, Keni, of Killen, Ala.; one daughter, Donna Hill and her husband, Jon, of Booneville; four grandchildren, Jordan Hill, Tyler Hill, Daniel Hill and Lindie Elizabeth Hill; one nephew, Phillip Moore; five nieces, Carol Rutland, Lisa Wood, Diane King, Sherry Stubblefield, Nancy Presley; two sisters, Faye Wood of Fulton and Ann Moore of Dorsey; and her mother-in-law, Ellie Blalock of Fulton.

Pallbearers were Hillman Senter, Bill Wood, Nolan Moore, Phillip Moore, Ricky Rutland, Steve King, Jerry Stubblefield and Dr. Don Presley

 

BILL B. BLAKNEY

CORINTH - Bill B. Blakney, 74, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born March 7, 1930, in Alcorn County to Will D. and Mammie Crum Blakney. He was a retired police officer for the City of Corinth Police Department. He was a member of Harper Road Christian Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Porterfield and Chaplain John Hall officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Sibyl Annette Davis Blakney of Corinth; a son, Jackie Blakney of Corinth; a stepson, Gary Bates and wife, Sharon, of Claburne, Texas; four daughters, Regina Reece and husband, Kevin, of Walnut, Janice Langston and husband, Donnie, of Ripley, Sharon Brooks of Ramer, Tenn., and Tammy Lamert and husband, Ricky, of Corinth; a stepdaughter, Pam Williams and husband, Billy, of Kossuth; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Officer Casey Mayo, Officer Ben Caldwell, Detective Jerry Rogers, Sgt. John Hall, Officer Marshell Thompson, Officer Chad Harville, Detective Steve Wallace and Lt. Chuck Hinds.

Honorary pallbearers will be the remaining officers and retired officers of the City of Corinth Police Department.

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

 

RODNEY BLAKNEY

Rodney Blakney, 25, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at the Iuka Hospital. He worked eight years with his father until becoming employed with Ferrous Metals. He was a graduate of Tishomingo County High School. He enjoyed deer hunting and playing basketball.

Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Edwards and Bro. Glenn Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include, his wife, Jennifer Blakney of Burnsville; his parents, Billy and Dorothy Blakney of Burnsville; two sons, Hunter Blakney and Caleb Blakney, both of Iuka; three step-daughters, Ashley Avery, Morgan Griffith and Heather Griffith, all of Burnsville; three brothers, Billy Blakney of Knoxville, Tenn., Tim Blakney of Manchester, Tenn., and Cory Blakney of Burnsville; three sisters, Linda Ligon and her husband, Keith, of Iuka, and Brenda Kramer and her husband, Mike, and Lisa Blakney, all of Burnsville; five nieces, Nicole Blakney, Kasie Ligon, Jessica Kramer, Shannon Kramer and Ashley Kramer; two nephews, Justin and Casey Kramer.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Barry Morris.

Pallbearers were Steven Brown, Chad Fisher, Wendell Wright, Brandon Brown, A.T. Marlar, Marty Puckett, Doyle Rorie and Randy Floyd.

 

RUBY BLAKNEY

CORINTH - Ruby Blakney, 82, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center in Iuka. She was a member of the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church. She loved her family, friends and quilting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen Jones, Bro. Billy Paul Feltman and Bro. Mike Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Lois Shults and her husband, James, of Corinth, Laura Faye Emmons of Selmer, Tenn., Dorothy Harkey and Linda Davis and her husband, Wayne, all of Burnsville, and Mary Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, Rex, of Rienzi; seven sons, Lester Blakney Jr. and his wife, Francis, James Blakney and his wife, Donna, and Jerry Blakney and his wife, Donna, all of Iuka, Charles D. Blakney of Burnsville, Travis Blakney of Glen, Chester Blakney and his wife, Brenda, and Eddie Joe Blakney and his wife, Andreda, all of Counce, Tenn.; 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ernestine Fowler and Thelma Parvin and her husband, Tommie, all of Corinth, and Reba Jean Thorne of Burnsville; one brother, Freeman Holder and his wife, Eveyln of Rogersville, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Mertle Holder of Manchester, Ga., and Emma Mae Holder of Hazelhurst; one brother-in-law, James Jones of Corinth; other relatives and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Keith Blakney, Kevin Blakney, Daryl Blakney, Jason Blakney, Jimmy Blakney, Tom Braunhausen, Tony Blakney, Paul Crider, Tracy Blakney, John Shults and Brian Shults.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Carl Blakney; her father, Denier Holder; her mother, Mattie Carter Holder; one daughter, Betty Blakney Hutson; three brothers, C.L. Holder, James Holder and W.D. Holder; one sister, Imogene Jones; four half-sisters, Willie Lambert, Ruth Burchett, Ruby Timbes, Lela Lambert; two brothers-in-law, Floyd Fowler and Spencer Thorne; one son-in-law, Kenneth Emmons.

Visitation will continue today from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home and then the body will lie in state at the church from noon until service time.

 

JOE BLANKENSHIP

Joe Blankenship, 78, of Corinth, died Friday, April 7, 2000 at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.  He was the retired owner of Joe's Shoe Store.  He attended the Assembly of God Church.  He was a lifetime member of the V. F. W. and the American Legion.  He was a World War II Navy Veteran.  He was preceded in death by his parents Joe G. and Hollon Palxico Blankenship and stepson Greg Mincy.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his wife Alice Blankenship; one sister, Louise Cunningham of Corinth MS; several nieces and nephews and a special family member, Mayor Jerry Latch.

Visitation will be 6-9pm Saturday, April 8, 2000,

Funeral services will be 2 pm Sunday, April 9, 2000 at Corinthian Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tony Burgett and Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Corinth.

Corinthian Funeral Home

 

MRS. MILDRED BLANKENSHIP

Graveside Services For Mrs. Mildred Blankenship Sept. 23, 1964

Graveside services for. Mrs. Mildred Alexander Blankenship were conducted September 23, at the Booneville Cemetery with Bro. J. M. Bullard is officiating. McMillan Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Blankenship died September 21, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. E. Nicholson, in Arcadia, Calif., following an extended illness. She was born in Alabama, but had spent most of her life in Prentiss County. She was a Baptist and a housewife.

She leaves a son, Elmer Blankenship of California; three daughters, Mrs. O. E. Nicholson of Arcadia, Calif., Mrs. M. A. Moss of Memphis and Mrs. R. H. Sims of Booneville; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

ELIZABETH BLANTON

BALDWYN ‑ Elizabeth Lee Barber Blanton died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at the Magnolia Hospital ill Corinth after an extended Illness. She was barn in Baldwyn to the late Florence Lindley Barber and Catesby D. Barber. She graduated with a R. N. degree from Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She began her 44 year nursing career at Veterans Hospital in Memphis and retired as nursing supervisor for the North Mississippi Medical Center Satellite Unit in Baldwyn, She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Harman officiating, Burial will be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery,

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Blanton Little of Corinth; a brother, James E. Barber of Nashville, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil B, Blanton; and a brother, Walker C. Barber.

Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Lindley, Charles Barber, Simon “Buddy” Spight, Rodney Little, Gene Caldwell, Bobby Joyner and Cecil Barber.

 

 

ELIZABETH BLANTON

BALDWYN - Elizabeth Lee Barber Blanton died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after an extended illness. She was born it Baldwyn to the late Florence Lindley Barber and Catesby D. Barber. She graduated with a R. N. degree from Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She began her 44 year nursing career at Veterans Hospital in Memphis and retired as Nursing Su­pervisor for the North Mississippi Medi­cal Center Satellite Unite in Baldwyn. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Harmon and Gary Caveness offici­ating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Ma­sonic Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Ann Blanton Little of Corinth; one brother, James E. Barber of Nashville, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil B. Blanton; and her brother, Walker C. Barber.

Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Lindley, Charles Barber, Simon "Buddy" Spight, Rodney Little, Gene Caldwell, Bobby Joyner and Cecil Barber.

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

 

 

CHARLIE FAGIN "JACK" BLASSINGAME

BOONEVILLE -- Charlie Fagin "Jack" Blassingame, 76, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in Memphis. He was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Pisgah, Prentiss County, Miss. to Alex and Lois Green Blassingame.

He graduated from Pisgah High School in April, 1943. He served his country in the Seabees from March 2, 1944, to Aug. 15, 1946, in the Philippine Islands as a Carpenter's Mate, 3rd Class on a construction crew and operated cranes. He was a retired farmer and dairy man, an active member of the Pisgah Methodist Church, with close ties to Jumpertown, Carolina and Cross Roads Churches. His hobbies were fishing, beagles and gardening, where the feel of soil became his passion. He was a former Sunday School teacher and MYF leader at Jumpertown for many years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Military honors.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Jean; his children, Cathy and Gary Ross,

Terry martin, Jeff Treece, Jimmy Guy and Shirley Blassingame; Steve and Annett Treece, Eddy Treece, Jackie and Bill  Ditto, Scotty and Amy Blassingame; one sister, Mary V. and Chick Lancaster; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Lois Blassingame; a daughter, Patsy Martin; two infant grandchildren; and one brother, Jimmy Blassingame.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

EARLINE BLASSINGAME

BALDWYN - Earline Robinson Blassingame, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was a retired employee of Blue Bell, where she worked for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and a member of Friendship Baptist Church for more than 65 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Grady Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Robinson Mabry of Memphis; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William P. and Sara Williams Robinson; her husband of 68 years, Lawrence Blassingame; a sister, Burah Robinson Minor; and two brothers, William Robinson and Herbert Robinson.

 

GLENN JOHNSON BLASSINGAME

Glenn Johnson Blassingame, 95, of Memphis, died Thursday, June 5, 1997 at Morgan Health Care Center.

Services were Saturday, June 7, at 1 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park.

Mrs. Blassingame devoted her life to the arts and charity. She was a published poet and' a member of the Tennessee Poetry Society. She was among the founding members of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center. She was a graduate of the Hutchison School in Memphis and attended the University of California at Berkeley, studied voice in Italy and worked in New York as a model, church soloist and employee of The New York Times.

Mrs. Blassingame was a member of St. John's Methodist Church, the Beethoven Club, Le Bonhcur Travel Club, Brooks Ark League, Little Glass Club, Renaissance Music Club, Gamma Phi Beat sorority and Senior Citizens Services Inc.

She is the widow of Dr. Charles C. Blassingame, formerly of Prentiss and Tippah Counties.

She is survived by a brother, Neely Johnson of Port Arthur, Texas; two nieces,. Mary Storey Lancaster of Booneville and Willetta Dixon of Memphis; five nephews, Jack Blassingame, Ivan Blassingame and James Blassingame, all of Booneville, Jimmy Blassingame of Independence, Miss., and John Blassingame of Mobile, Ala.

 

JAMES W. "BO" BLASSINGAME

James W. "Bo" Blassingame, 68, of Booneville, died Fri­day, Oct. 13, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Fu­neral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Gaughf officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Blassingame was a retired highway construction work­er and a Baptist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was president of the Blackland Water Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, G. A. and Ammie Blassingame; and a son, James Sidney Blassingame.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara S. Blassingame; one daughter, Carolyn Blassingame of Mem­phis; two sons, Ernest Blassingame and his wife, Linda, of Savannah, Tenn., and Morgan Blassingame and his wife, Pam, of Tupelo; and two grandsons, James Edward Crowe of Booneville and Daniel Blassingame of Tupelo.

 

LAWRENCE BLASSINGAME

BALDWYN - Lawrence Blassingame, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. He was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Baldwyn to the late Dee and Olga Kellum Blassingame. He was a disabled veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Baldwyn Masonic Lodge No. 108, Order of the Eastern Star Baldwyn Chapter No. 74 and the York Rites. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Bryan Wilson and Bro. Bill Criddle officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Earline Robinson Blassingame of Baldwyn; a brother, Mack Blassingame of Baldwyn; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leroy Blassingame.

Pallbearers will be John Cagle, Mark Roberts, Tommy Woods, Ben Armstrong and Will Robinson.

 

MAC BLASSINGAME

BALDWYN - M.D. "Mac" Blassingame, 78, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was the service manager for the Windham Ford Dealership in Baldwyn for over 40 years. He was retired from Kimes and Stone Construction Co. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church and he loved to hunt and fish.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Castor Buse and Bro. John Cagle officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Janie Armstrong and her husband, Thomas Sr., of Baldwyn; three grandchildren, Ben Armstrong, Jim Armstrong and T. J. Armstrong, all of Baldwyn; four sisters-in-law, Susie Blassingame, Earline Blassingame, Carolyn Martin and Mary Lou Martin, all of Baldwyn; one brother-in-law, Jimmy Ray Martin of Baldwyn; two nieces, Becky Cagle and Lisa Hathcock; three nephews, Kevin Martin, Mike Martin and Joe Blassingame; a special friend, Virginia Warren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Faye Blassingame; his parents, Dee Blassingame and Olga Kellum Blassingame; and two brothers, Leroy Blassingame and Lawrence Blassingame.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Martin, Randy Hathcock, Mark Roberts, Ben Armstrong, Jim Armstrong and T. J. Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Hardy, Jimmy Ray Martin, Joe Blassingame, Earl Stone, Gerald Cagle, Kenneth Windham, Albert Haddon and Leonard Hinds.

 

HERMAN O. BLUNT

TISHOMINGO - Herman OS Blunt, 82, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at the Iuka Hospital. He retired from Coca-Cola Foods Division in Orlando, Fla., in 1977, He was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Walt Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lois". Edmondson Blunt of Tishomingo; three daughters, Carolyn Samons, and Hazel Walters, both of Orlando, and Sarah Ferrell of Smyrna, Tenn.; five sons, Tommy Blunt, Danny Blunt; and James Blunt, both of Tishomingo, " Eddie Blunt of Red Bay, Ala., and Keith Blunt of Adel, Ga.; one sister, Earline Riddle of Booneville; two brothers, Leon Blunt and J. A. Blunting both of Tishomingo; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Becky and Martha Blunt.

Visitation will be from 3:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

JOHN THOMAS BLUNT SR.

TISHOMINGO - John Thomas Blunt Sr., 81, died Tuesday, September 12, 1989, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church and a retired farmer.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Eugene Tennyson officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmie Blunt and Jerry Blunt, both of Tishomingo and John Blunt Jr. of Glen; two sisters, Reba Pennington of Tishomingo and Earline Riddle of Booneville; four brothers. James Vardie Blunt, Herman Blunt, Leon Blunt and Rev. J. A. Blunt Jr., all of Tishomingo; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Joe Riddle, Larry Riddle. Phillip Blunt, Wayne Gray, Cortez Blunt, Adelbert Blunt, Mike Blunt and Carl Bailey.

 

 

JOHN BLUNT JR.

GLEN - John Thomas Blunt Jr., 58, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 17, 1945, to John Thomas Blunt Sr. and Ara Eula Blunt. He was a retired machinist for the Dana Corp. and an avid hunter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Corinthian Funeral Chapel with Eddie Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery at Glen.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Blunt; two sons, Travis Blunt of Glen, and Michael A. Blunt and wife, Kimberly, of Corinth; two grandchildren, Alan Lee Blunt and John Andrew Blunt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Yancey, Mark Holloway, Hal Holloway, Jeff Holland, Chuckie Knight and Jason Potts.

Memorials may be made to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, 504 N. Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38103

 

LEON BLUNT

TISHOMINGO - Leon Blunt, 87, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the Tishomingo Manor. He was born Nov. 11, 1916, to the late James A. Blunt Sr. and Tinie McRae Blunt. He was a member and deacon of the Baptist Church and served on the Board of Directors of the Tishomingo Bank and the ASCS Board. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the 10th Armored Division.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel of Belmont with Bro. Bicky Pennington and Bro. Billy Burge officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ruth Pauline Sartain Blunt of Tishomingo; one brother, J. A. Blunt Jr. and his wife, Johnnie, of Tishomingo; one sister, Earlene Riddle of Booneville; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Ben Blunt, Jesse Blunt, John Blunt, Vardie Blunt, Herman Blunt and Vernon Blunt; two sisters, Ethel Gardner and Reba Pennington.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Blunt, Larry Riddle, Kirby McRae, Mark Blunt, Tim Blunt and Tommy Pounders.

 

DELONEY BRADFORD "D.B" BLYTHE

Deloney Bradford "D.B" Blythe, 64, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001. He was a member of Mt. Evergreen Methodist Church. He attended Methodist Church. He attended Columbia Military Academy of Columbia, Tenn., and graduated from Delta State University. He played football at Auburn University, and DSU.

A memorial service was a 2 p.m. Saturday at Ludlam's Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Ralph Culp and Jim Fennell officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Doretta Loveless Blythe of Eastport; two sons, Brad Blythe of Paden, and Dr. Derrick Blythe and wife, Lynn, of Booneville; a sisters Shirley Crabtree and husband Doug, of Hamilton, Ala.; two grandchildren Chelsea Blythe and Morgan Blythe; a niece; a nephew.

Pallbearers were Andy Tigner, Billy Cagle, Jeff McGee, Tim Morrell, Dr. Tom Rolleigh, Wayne Barrett, Calvin Turner, Thomas Williams and Joey Pruitt; and all his other friends.

 

GENIE BLYTHE

IUKA - Genie Scruggs Blythe, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel for the immediate family. Bro. James Strange will officiate. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include her husband, Duel Blythe of Iuka; two sons, Ricky Blythe and wife, Fern, and Wayne Blythe and wife, Carra Jo, all of Iuka; a daughter, Nellie Wilemon of Iuka; five grandchildren, Priscilla Wilemon, Joe Blythe, Laura Calto, Sonya Schenk and Brett Blythe; three great-grandchildren, Brandon Wolfgang, Kadie Schenk and Karson Blythe Schenk.

She was preceded in death by two sons, an infant and W.T. Blythe, and her parents, Thomas and Virgle Scruggs.

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

 

LOTTIE BLYTHE

BOONEVILLE ‑ Lottie Poole Blythe, 90, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Facility after a brief ill­ness. She was a member of Booneville Church Christ and had been an employee of Brown Shoe Cc. and Northeast Mississippi Hospital. She was the widow of L. K. "Nub" Blythe.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery

Survivors include one son, Joseph C. Blythe of Norwalk, Conn.; one sister, Mrs. O.W Harmon of Florence, Ala. one granddaughter, Carol Sever of Denver; one great‑grandson, John Michael Saver of Denver.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 a.m. today and until service time Tuesday.

 

 

Funeral Services For MRS. WILL BLYTHE

Funeral services were from the McMillan Funeral Home Friday December 19, 1955 at 2,p, m. with the Rev. Joe I Alley and Rev. L. A. Wasson officiating, Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery. Mrs. Blythe was a member of the Liberty Methodist Church McMillan Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Blythe was born in Prentiss County and spent her life in Booneville after she was 9 years old. She was 69 year of age, Mrs. Blythe died days December 18, at 7 a.m. in. her home. She was ill only about an hour and her death can probably be attributed to high blood pressure:

Mrs. Blythe was the former Miss Minnie Ella Bane.

Survivors are her husband Mr. Will Blythe and one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Martin of Bonneville,

Pall bearers were the following: Harold Spain, Paul Dobbins; Donald Franks, Henry Pounds, Ovid Robertson Lucian, Gooch, Clyde Carter, and John Bell Young.

 

 

WILLIAM H. BLYTHE

The late William Henry Bly­the, 79, passed to his reward at the Northeast Mississippi Hos­pital about 2:30 A. M. February 23, 1355,

Mr. Blythe was a native of Prentiss County and a descendent of one of the earliest pio­neer families of this section, his grandfather being a leader it, the settlement of Northeast Miss­issippi in the early 1800's. And to his ancestors there still lives a monument, which they created in the early history of the State that still silently attests to the courage and valor of the Blythe family and to their sturdy, Courageous spirit.

The Blythes Chapel Community is one of our very progressive Commnities and one of which we are justly proud and was founded by the fore­fathers of the Blythes.

Mr. Blythe made good use of the schooling to be obtained in his youth and in early manhood begin to folow the career of a traveling salesman in which he was very successful, later in life he had extensive farming in­terest and served his country and the people in various cap­acities of public Service.

He was a member of the Meth­odist .Church always true to the ideals of his church. A fine Christian gentleman, an enemy to no man and extended friend­ship to all. He was a member of the fraternal brotherhood of the F & A M, the Woodman of the World.

One of the most distinguishing characteristic's of .this man was not found in the costliness of the clothing he wore, nor his finan­cial rating but was spiritual and it was denoted by such as, a proud head, lifted high, that he might meet life’s responsibilities face to face. A compassionate heart, whose door was ever open to the needs of his fellow men, the (Orphan and the widow: A pru­dent tongue, a courageous will and all devotion to his home his family and his Country. Has was a purpose in life, which has glowed along life's pathway for more than the allot­ted three score and ten years.

Interment was in the Booneville Cemetery. Officiating Min­ister the Rev. J. C. Christian. McMillan Funeral home in Charge.

Survivors are, four sons, Tony, Lucius, Carol and Letcher Bly­the, one Step‑daughter, Mrs. Maxine Lacy Martin, two sisters Mrs. J. E. Carter and Mrs. J. B. Hamm.

 

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