JAMES COBB

James Beverly Cobb, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at his residence after a lengthy illness. A native of Meridian, he graduated from Southeastern College at Hammond, La. He retired from South Central Bell after 33 years of service, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and had worked for them after his retirement for nine years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Marines during the China Conflict. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 49; served on the board of the Regional Rehabilitation Center; was a member of Telephone Pioneers; Tupelo Chapter, and the North Mississippi Parkinson Support Group. He was an honorary member of Communications Workers of America and was a recipient of that organization's Gold Card.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Tupelo with the Rev. McCoy Franklin and the Rev. Ann Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Alice Fiat Cobb of Tupelo; one daughter, Beverly Ruth Cobb of Tupelo; one son, James Mark Cobb and wife, Kristen, of Tupelo; three sisters, Grace Young of Meridian, Edith Lucas of Bowling Green, Ky., and Kathrine Johnson of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Jere Cobb of Meridian and Joe Cobb of Sacramento, Calif.; and one grandchild, Kelby Erin Cobb.

            Pallbearers will be John Baxter, Lorenzo Mayfield, Tom Hewitt, Dr. Frank Baker, Robert Thompson and Tommy Doty. Honorary pallbearers will be the Bolton Brotherhood Sunday School class, Dr. Anions Tannchill, Ray Waters and Dr. Paul White.

            Memorials may be made to North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Program, 600 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38804, or North Mississippi Parkinson Support Group c/o Kay McLellan, 112 Kimbrough Ave., Tupelo, MS 38801.

            Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time in McFadden Hall at the church.

 

 

EVA COCHRAN

            Sarah Eva Cochran, 92, died Thurs day, Dec. 12, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Dec. 24, 1909, in Florence, Ala., to the late William and Caroline Phillips. She lived much of her adult life in Florence before moving to Tupelo in 1949. For the past 2 ½ years she had been a resident of Riverbirch Personal Care Home in Plantersville. She was a home maker and a member of the Beech Springs Freewill Baptist Church for more than 40 years. She was an excellent cook and an avid reader.

            Services will be at 2 p ,m, today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with Bro. Dennis Kizzire officiating, Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park.

            Survivors include three sons, William E. "Billy" of Tupelo, David P. Cochran and his wife, Linda, of Beech Springs, and Daniel S. Cochran and his wife, Brenda, of Guntown; eight grandchildren, Phil Cochran and his wife, Amy, Missie Cochran‑Horton and her husband, Stephen, John Cochran and his wife, Natalie, Lisa Cochran and Shane Cochran, all of Tupelo, Kathy James and her husband, Mike, of Olive Branch, Gina Niblett and her husband, Chris, of Guntown, and Chuck Cochran and his wife, Leslie, of Saltillo; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar S. Cochran; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Doty Cochran; her parents; and six siblings,

            Pallbearers will be Phil Cochran, John Cochran, Shane Cochran, Chuck Cochran, Ray Phillips, Arthur Cochran Jr., Stephen Horton and Mike Janes.

            Visitation will be from noon to service time today.

            Memorials may be made to Beech Springs Freewill Baptist Church, 146 CR 1702, Saltillo MS 38866; or the Salvation Army, P. D. Box 706, Tupelo MS 38802.

 

 

J. A. COCHRAN

The eastern part of the county was deeply affected by the unexpected death of one of its best-known citizens Monday, when Mr. James Andrew Cochran died at his home Monday Morning. Mr. Cochran's health had been failing for several months. He was seventy- two years of age.

Funeral services were held at four thirty Tuesday afternoon at the chapel at Holley Cemetery, with Bro. J. M. Bullard officiating.

In December of this year Mr. and Mrs. Cochran would have celebrated their golden wedding Anniversary. Young Jim Cochran and Miss Mittie Anne Holley, both members of long-established families in the Blythe's Chapel neighborhood, were wed at the old Holley home place, where the couple have resided and reared their family. Into the home came three sons and four daughters among whom existed strong family ties.

Mr. Cochran farmed until a few years ago when he was forced to retire due to declining health.

Besides his wife, he leaves the following sons and daughters Earl Cochran, Booneville, Harold Cochran, Baldwyn, Mrs. J. W. Marshall, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Herman Haynes, Memphis, Mrs. Bonne Arnold, Belzoni and Mrs. Leburn Howell, Booneville. Two sisters Mrs. Oliver Owen, Tishomingo, and Mrs. J. B. Paden, Dade City, Florida; and two brothers Mr. Taylor Cochran and Mr. Erwin Cochran, New Site. Twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

The sincere sympathy of friends over this section is extended the family in their grief.

McMillan and Son had charge of funeral arrangements.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent, July 18, 1946

 

 

JOHNNY COCHRAN

BOONEVILLE ‑ John Harold "Johnny' Cochran, 60, died Tuesday, Nov 9, 1999, at the North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford after a long illness He was a Baptist. He was the son of the late Harold and Faye Davis Cochran.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gerald Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include one brother, Joe Cochran, and his wife, Cilia, of New Albany; his niece. Jenny Cochran of New Albany his nephew, Jay Cochran, and his wife, Sherry, of New Albany.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

ROY COCHRAN

KENOSHA, Wis. - Roy Cochran, 72, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Washington Manor Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Booneville to the late Taylor and Cordilia Cochran. He attended school at New Site and served in the U. S. Army. He married Wilma Bishop on Dec. 4, 1954. They moved to Kenosha, Wis., in 1959. He was a former farmer and a welder for American Motors Corp. for 30 years. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 72. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Services were Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis. Burial was in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. Proko Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Bishop Cochran of Kenosha, Wis.; two sons and their wives, Terry and Kim Cochran, and Nickey and Connie Cochran, all of Kenosha, Wis.; two sisters, Beatra Sanford of New Site; and Vera Downs of Booneville; four grandchildren, Amber Renee, Ross, Amber Lynn and Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ross; and two sisters, Verlon and Opal.

Services for Sarah Eva Cochran were Dec. 14 at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with Bro. Dennis Kizzie officiating.

 

JAMES COCKRELL

MANTACHIE - James Elton Cockrell, 75, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at his home. A lifelong resident of Itawamba County, he was born Nov. 25, 1928, to Audie and Vivian Gann Cockrell. He was self-employed and owned Cockrell Motors for many years. A great cook, he also enjoyed baseball and football games, gardening and fishing.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Terry Booker officiating. Burial will be in the Fawn Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Cockrell of Mantachie; four daughters, Sherry Campbell and husband, Howard, of Lavaca, Ark., Cathy Boudreaux of Saltillo, Gail Harris of Mantachie, and Tina Velasquez and husband, John, of Baldwyn; a son, Stuart Cockrell and wife, Susan, of Baldwyn; two stepsons, Terry Grant, and Keith Grant and wife, Cindy, all of New Albany; 13 grandchildren, Kelsea McBride of Fort Smith, Ark., Trey Campbell of Lavaca, Ark., Nicci Molea of Louisiana, Robby Sandlin of Saltillo, Gaston Griffin of Baldwyn, Katrina Brackee of Mantachie, Channing Lomax, Emme Velasquez, Taylor Cockrell and Haley Cockrell, all of Baldwyn, and Brandon Grant, Justin Grant and Will Grant, all of New Albany; two great-grandchildren, Mason Moran and Shelby Jean Molea of Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by a son, James B. Cockrell, in 2001; and his parents.

Pallbearers will be Trey Campbell, Robby Sandlin, Gaston Griffin, Brandon Grant, Justin Grant and Will Grant.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Soden, Robert Moody, James Odell and Scott Harris.

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

 

JESMER  CODY

Jesmer Stevens Cody, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at the Courtyards Nursing Facility in Fulton. She was born Aug. 8, 1915, in Detroit, Ala., to Marvin and Arti V. Ballard Brown. She worked for the Smithville Grammar School cafeteria, the Pearce Restaurant in Smithville and several garment factories. She was a member of the East Fulton Baptist Church.

Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McNeece Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Dewitt Bain, Bro. Grover Laird and Bro. Doug Wilson. Burial was in the Itawamba Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and J.D. "Jiggs" Wilson, of Fulton; one brother, Milton Brown and his wife, Olivia, of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Dot Cauthern of Amory and Gera Works of Belmont; four grandchildren and spouses, Becky and Eugene Meadows of Tupelo, Bro. Douglas and Wanda Wilson of Fulton, Jennifer and Dick Hall of Brandon, and Danny and Susan Wilson of Tupelo; seven great-grandchildren, Amanda Griffith and husband, Clay, Jonathan Wilson, Joshua Weatherford, Allison Hanson, Nathan Hanson, Brad Wilson and Amanda Simmons; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill Stevens and Balis Cody; her parents; and one sister, Ruby Maxine Brasfield.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons, Douglas Wilson, Danny Wilson, Eugene Meadows, Dick Hall, Jonathan Wilson, Joshua Weatherford, Nathan Hansonn and Clay Griffith.

 

BERNARD H. COGGINS

BALDWVN ‑ Bernard H. Coggins, 81, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Baldwyn. He received His B. A. degree and his masters degree in education from Mississippi State University. He served as mayor of the City of 3aldwyn for more than 20 years. During his tenure the city saw many improvements, including the building of a 30‑acre park. He was t columnist for The 8aldwyn News or 50 years. He was principal of 3aldwyn Middle School and mid, ale school coach from 1970 until string. He was a lifelong member U the Baldwyn First Christian church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He vas a veteran of Word War II, serving with the 315th Troop Carrier Group. He earned the Purple Heart, the Prisoner of War Aerial, Air Medal, World War II Aerial, Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign and European‑African‑Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. He was named Baldwyn's Citizen of the Year in 998.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Caraway officiating. Burial will be n Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Holly Coggins Kent and her husband, David, of Ashville, N.C , no Karen Coggins Brigman and her husband, Steve of Hernando, one grandson, Jake Brigman; one sister, Gloria Heflin of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Evelyn Holley origins; his parents, Audie Lee id Ollie Hill Coggins; a brother, Senoir Coggins; and a sister, Dons Davis.

Elders and deacons of the First Christian Church will be pall bears.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

 

EVELYN COGGINS

BALDWYN - Evelyn Coggins, 67, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at the Baptist Hospital Central in Memphis. She was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ. She was a former employee of Prentiss Manufacturing in Booneville and Blue Bell in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Casteel officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Bernard Coggins of Baldwyn; two daughters, Karen Brigman of Hernando and Holly Kent of Indonesia; one grandson, Jake Brigman; four brothers, Joe Holley and Donnie Hoiley, both of Booneville, and Gerald Holley and Dwayne Holley, both of Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be from 7 to 10 p.m. today.

 

BESSIE COKER

BLUE SPRINGS - Bessie Mae Greer Coker, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Union County to the late George Greer and Laura Hill Greer. She was a retired factory worker for Joiner-Fields. She was a member of the Beech Springs Baptist Church. She loved crocheting. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 2 p.m.. Saturday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Holland, the Rev. Felix Hutcheson and the Rev. Ray Martin Jacks officiating. Burial will be in the Ellistown Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Barnett of Blue Springs; two sons, Danny Coker of Blue Springs and the Rev. Sammy Coker and wife, Jane, of Baldwyn; four grandchildren, Dana Roberts and husband, Randy, Samantha Barron and husband, Michael, Paul Coker and Stephanie Coker; four great-grandchildren, Kallie Roberts, Kensie Roberts, Jessie Roberts and Wade Barron.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul H. Coker; a son-in-law, Lanois Barnett; three sisters, Belle Coley, Bernice Pannell and Burma Miller; two brothers, Paul Greer and Percy Greer.

Pallbearers will be Espie Greer, Hoyt Greer, William Greer, Norman Treadaway, David Coker and Tommy Coker.

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

 

JUESTEEN COKER

Juesteen Coker, 85, of Cairo, MS, died February 19, 2003 at the Iuka Hospital. She lived in the Snowdown Community near Cairo, MS.

Services were Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home in Glen with Bro. Marshall Tennison and Bro. Jason Pellizer officiating. Burial was in Snowdown Cemetery in Cairo, MS. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Coker; three brothers, Bynum, Paul, and Bill Scruggs; and her parents, Clifton and Mary Scruggs.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Coker and his wife Betty, Cairo, MS; two sisters, Rachel Trimble and Ruth Tidwell, both of Booneville; one grandson, Kevin Coker and his wife Christy, Shreveport, LA.

Pallbearers were Rony Moore, Tony Moore, Kerry Tennison, Clay Floyd, Mick Floyd, Dewayne Pannell, Billy Trimble, and Charles Tennison.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home in Iuka, MS.

 

LUNA COKER

Burial Services For Luna Coker

Luna Coker, 94, died Friday, September 6, 1996, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born October 19, 1901, to Jessie Castleberry and Flora Warren Castleberry. She was a retired homemaker and a member of Fairview Senior Citizens. She was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church for more than 32 years.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fulton United Methodist Church with Bro. Don Bishop and Minister Allen Coker officiating. Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery near Tishomingo. Senter Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Billie Ruth Kay of Tishomingo, Betty Thornton and Clara Brown, both of Fulton, and Rebene Strickland Spencer of Chattanooga, TN.; four sons, L. C. Coker of Belmont, Dwayne Coker of Belmont, and Hubert Coker and Donald Coker, both of Fulton; 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Coker, in 1974; two sons, Charles Hue Coker in 1985 and Wayne Coker in 1973.

Her grandsons were pallbearers.

 

N. C. COKER

TISHOMINGO - N. C. Coker, 69, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force after 25 years and from TVA after six years.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six sisters, Ollie Mae Blunt, Johnnie Blunt and Edna Earl Pennington, all of Tishomingo, Gilma McRae of Baton Rouge, La., Mary Shaw of Ponchatoula, La., and Sandra Velazquez of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Jimmy Dale Coker of Braxton and William Scott Coker of Davenport, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Grace Coker; two sons, Gary and Kyle Coker; and a sister, Nelda Johnson.

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

 

ALMA WILLIAMS COLE

BOONEVILLE - Alma Williams Cole, 93, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 1994, at Longwood Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Johnny W. Cole.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mavous Phifer officiating. Burial will be in the New Lebanon Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Johnnie Fleming of Booneville and Carmen Bullard of St. Simons Island, Ga.; two sons, J. C. Cole and Charles Cole, both of Booneville; one brother, Dalton Williams of Hawthorne,Ga.; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren

 

 

ARTIE COLE

BOONEVILLE - Artie Elton Cole, 74, died Sunday, June 18, 1995, at his home after an extended illness. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and was retired from Quartet Manufacturing Company.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Williams officiating. Burial will be in the liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Vernice Mann Cole of Booneville; three sisters, Modena Chittom, Verna Livingston and Jackie Pate, all of Booneville; one brother, Bardie Cole of Booneville.

 

 

BARDIE COLE

BOONEVILLE ‑ Bardie Cole, 77, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at his home after along illness. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Williams officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gar­dens.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years. Ethel Cole; one daughter, Brenda Jacobs and her husband, J. W., of Booneville; one granddaugh­ter, Kristi Jacobs and her husband, Greg Pollock, of Florence. Ala.: three sisters, Jackie Pate and her hus­band, Travis Modena Chittom, and Verna Livingston and her husband. Doyle, all of Booneville

Visitation will continue until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Liberty United Methodist Church building fund.

 

CHARLES W. COLE

BOONEVILLE - Charles W. Cole, 70, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was an employee of the Indianola Pecan House in Tupelo and a retired employee

of the U. S. Postal Service. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict, a Mason and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Tidwell and Bro. Mickey Trammel officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Sue Hodges Cole; a daughter, Sherri Treece of Booneville; a son, Scott Cole of Ridgeland; a sister, Johnnie Fleming of Booneville; two grandchildren, Britt Treece and Erin Treece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alma Cole; two sisters, Sybil McDougal and Carmen Bullard; and three brothers, J. C., Cecil and Homer Cole.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers. The men of Calvary Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 944, Booneville MS 38829.

 

 

EUGENE COLE

BOONEVILLE - Eugene Cole 63, died Saturday, November 4, 1989, at his residence, He was a construction worker and a veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel will be in the Booneville

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Presley and Brenda Patten, both of Booneville; two sons, Larry Cole of Ripley and Richard Cole of Booneville; one stepson, Bobby Ward of Booneville; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

J.C. COLE

J.C. Cole, 71, of Booneville, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 1994, at his home after a sudden illness.

Services were Monday, Dec. 26, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mavous Phifer officiating. Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery.

Mr. Cole was retired from Booneville Gas and Water Department. He was a Free Will Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Helen B. Cole; one son, Gary David Cole of Booneville; two sisters, Johnnie Fleming of Booneville and Carmen Bullard of St. Simons Island, Ga.; one brother, Charles Cole of Booneville; and two grandchildren.

 

JEFF COLE

Jeff Cole Dies Tuesday --Was Retired Businessman

Jeff Cole, 69, died Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the North MS Medical Center after a long illness.

Mr. Cole was a native of Booneville.  He was a retired salesman and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, the Lions Club, the Goodfellows, Masons, and the Shrine.

He was a supporter of the Cerebral Palsy Telethon.  He was a former owner of Commercial Distributors here.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at McGrath-Rasberry Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Bob Ramsay officiating.  Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Frank Quinn, John Campbell, Bill Thompson, Carl Long, Phillip Long, Casey McCarley, and H. T. Whisenant.  Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Guyton, Gaines Moore, Marion Threkeld, Jack Markwell, Frank Haley, A. T. Witt, Marie McCarley, Erin Dillard, and W. P. Franks.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Byrdie Thompson Cole; one son, Jeff Cole, Jr., Greenwood; one brother, Milton Cole, Booneville, two sisters, Mrs. Bruce Lester, Booneville and Mrs. Joe Key, Whitehaven, TN and four grandchildren.

The family request in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Center of Tupelo.

 

 

JESSE D. COLE

BOONEVILLE - Jesse D. Cole, 68, died Tuesday, August 6, 1991, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a retired manager for A & P Food Stores, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Services will beat 10 a.m. Thursday at the Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Bostick and the Rev. Ben Parnian officiating. Burial will be in the Morman Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife. Virginia Cole of Booneville; one daughter, Julie Milloway of Booneville; two sons, Ronnie Cole of Booneville and Charles Raymond Cole of Rienzi: four sisters. Modena Chittom. Jacme Pate and Verna Stevenson Livingston, all of Booneville.

 

 

JIMMIE RAY COLE

Jimmie Ray Cole, 76, of Route 5, Box 307-B, Booneville, died Saturday. Oct. 12, 1991, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville, after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Excail Burleson officiating. Burial was In Candles s Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Cole was a retired farmer and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Violet Cole: a daughter. Linda McAnally of Booneville: two sons, Randal Cole and Harold Cole, both of Booneville-. a sister, Rita Wayne Eaton and Eunice Cole, both of Booneville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

JOHNNY HANK COLE

Johnny Hank Cole, 34, of Rienzi, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at his residence.

Services were Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop John Larsen and Bishop Jimmy Floyd officiating. Burial was in Carters Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Cole was a salesman for Autozone and an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Cole of Rienzi; his mother, Marie Cole of Booneville; his mother-in-law, Myrl Jean Lee of Booneville; three brothers, Billy Cole and his wife, Peggy, Herman Cole, and Don Cole arid his wife, Marilyn, all of Booneville; four sisters, Audra James and her husband, Elmer, of Booneville, Susan Foster and her husband, John, of New Site, Kathleen Larsen and her husband, John, of Booneville, Freda Dabbas and her husband, Ibrahim, of Amman, Jordan; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Cole; three brothers and one sister.

 

 

ETHEL COLE

Mary Ethel Nichols Cole, 76, of Booneville, died Wednesday. Nov. 27, 2002, at Longwood Community Living Center after an extended illness.

Services were Friday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Williams officiating. Burial was in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Cole was a member of Liberty United Methodist church. She worked in the past at Prentiss Manufacturing and Hills Chapel School Cafeteria.

She loved reading, gardening and fishing.

She was the widow of Bardie Cole, whom she was married to for 55 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Jacobs and husband J. W.; a sister, Virginia Whitley and husband Luther; a brother, Olen Nichols and wife Sue; and her granddaughter, Kristi Jacobs and husband Greg Pollock. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Nichols.

Donations may he made to Liberty Church Building Fund, 2002 E. Church Street, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

 

MARIE COLE

BOONEVILLE - Marie Cole, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at her home near Booneville. She was born Dec. 27, 1921, in Prentiss County, the eldest daughter of Rocky Lee Floyd and Esther Moorman Floyd. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Booneville Ward, Tupelo Stake, of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed playing the guitar, painting beautiful pictures, quilting, gardening - and cooking.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Booneville with Bishop John Larsen and Patriarch J. C. Morris officiating and Thermon Saylors and Danny Stiles assisting. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Audra James and her husband, Elmer, Susan Foster and her husband, John, Kathleen Larsen and her husband, John, all of Booneville, and Freda Dabbas and her husband, Ibrahim, of Amman, Jordan; three sons, Billy Cole

and his wife, Peggy, Herman Cole and  Don Cole and his wife, Marilyn, all of Booneville; a sister, Francis Stephenson of Booneville; a brother, Jimmy Lee Floyd of Gray, Ga.; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Bobby Faye Cole Thomas and Melissa Lee Cole.

She was preceded in death in 1974, by her husband, Walter James Cole;  five children, Charles Wayne Cole, Estiler Lee Cole, Bobby Cole, Gene Cole and Johnny Hank Cole; seven brothers, Willie Ophas Floyd, Henry Cecil Floyd, Troy Ray Floyd, Lee Tulon Floyd, Clettis Earl Floyd, Jerry Don Floyd and Larry Eugene Floyd; one sister, Opal Autherene Stephenson; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Timmy Cole, James Cole, David Cole, Joseph Cole, Jeremy James, Stephen Foster, Jason Foster, Daniel Larsen and Jimmy Lawson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Omar Dabbas, Amer Dabbas and Majad Dabbas.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

NETTIE W. COLE

OLIVE BRANCH - Nettie Windham Cole, 89, formerly of Memphis and Booneville, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at DeSoto Baptist Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 15, 1914, in Booneville to the late Asbury and Ethel Windham. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Crossroads Methodist Church in Jumpertown.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Buri­al will be in the Crossroads Cemetery in Jumpertown.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Billie L. Cole of Olive Branch; two grand­daughters, Debbie Ramey of Memphis and Denese Cleveland of Hernando; two grandsons, Dale Cole of Olive Branch and Dane Cole of Germantown; three great­granddaughters, Kristi Sorrentino of Memphis, Whitney Cole of Germantown and Kirsten Cole of Oxford; three great­grandsons, Chad Ramey of Memphis, Kyle Cole of Germantown and Joshua Cole of Collierville; four great-great-grand­children, Tyler Ramey, Chase Ramey, Neiko Sorrentino and Kayla Sorrentino.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and until service time on Tuesday.

 

PEGGY COLE

BOONEVILLE - Peggy Kay Lawson Cole, 53, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at her home near Booneville. She was born July 31, 1950, in Prentiss County to Vance Iola Lawson and Rosie Pearl Dodds Lawson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Booneville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed fishing, camping, growing flowers. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop John Larsen presiding and president Muncie Hayes, Wythel Saylors, Wesley Hayes and Don Cole assisting.

Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Billy J. Cole, whom she married June 29, 1968; a son, James V. Cole and wife, Andrea, of Florence, Ala.; a daughter, Melissa K. Eaton and husband, Joey, of Rienzi; six brothers, Billy Lawson and wife, Maria, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., L. P. Lawson and wife, Mary, Eugene Lawson, and Jackie Lawson and wife, Nita, all of Booneville, Joe Lawson and wife, Louise, of Galax, Va., and Glen Lawson and wife, Sheila, of Vina, Ala.; six sisters, Janet Bishop of Baldwyn, Bobbie Thomas and husband, Cecil, Evelyn Prentiss, and Margaret Hayes and husband, Muncie, all of Booneville, Sheila Morrison and husband, Earl, of Rienzi, and Nancy Lawson of Hamilton, Ala.; two grandchildren, James Austin Cole and Courtney Gayle Cole; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be David Cole, Joseph Cole, Shane Burcham, Wesley Hayes, Jeremy Lawson, Jimmy Lawson, Max Stephenson and Keith Thorne.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

O. H. "RED" COLE

Services Held Sunday For O. H. "Red" Cole

O. H. (Red) Cole, widely known used car dealer who formerly lived in Booneville, died of a heart attack in Elgin, Illinois, Thursday night at about 10 o'clock, July 26.  He was 47 years of age.

Mr. Cole was making his home at Waukegan, Illinois had gone to Elgin to an automobile auction.  He and several other men in his group were stopping at a tourist court where he was found dead at 6:30 a.m. Friday.  A physician said Mr. Cole had died of a heart attack several hours before his body was found.

Mr. Cole was formerly in the coal business in Booneville.  He also was a technician for Prentiss County Artificial Insemination program.

Funeral services were held at the McMillan Funeral Home last Sunday at 4:00 o'clock by Rev. J. D. Thompson and Dr. Al Collins.

He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Mr. Cole leaves his wife, Mrs. May Louise Arnold Cole, one daughter, Mrs. A. J. Honeycutt of Zion, Ill., his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sebe Cole of Booneville, two brothers, Jeffrey Cole of Tupelo, MS, Milton Cole, Booneville; two sisters, Mrs. Bruce Lester, Booneville, Mrs. Joe Key of Memphis, Shelby County, TN.

McMillan Funeral Home was in charge and burial was in the Booneville Cemetery.

 

 

SULA MAE COLE

Sula Mae Cole, 87, of Booneville, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. L. Gore and the Rev. Benny McKinney officiating. Burial was in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Cole was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Booneville and a housewife. She was the widow of C. A. "Buck" Cole.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Gambill and her husband, John, of Booneville; one son, David Cole and his wife, Sarah, of Memphis; four sisters, Zena Coley of Searcy, Ark., Orbie Coley and Lavada Cox, both of Booneville and Syble Barron of Tupelo; one brother, Rayburn Lambert of Clarksville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Nelson Cole, Karen Cole, Gina Gambill and Kevin Gambill.

 

 

VELLA  COLE

BOONEVILLE - Vella Palmer Cole, 83, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville after a long illness. She was born June 11, 1919, to Jasper Columbus Palmer and Nola Lynn Davis Palmer. She was a retired nurses' aide and a member of the East Booneville Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, embroidering and quilting.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ada Christian' officiating. Burial will be in the Forked Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Elizabeth Lamberth of Corinth, Nona Riddle and Margaret Underwood, both of Booneville; two brothers, Willard Palmer and his wife, Jewel, of Corinth, and Lloyd Palmer and his wife, Mavous, of Cordova, Tenn.; a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mark Greene, Wayne Martin, Bobby Martin, Tommy Palmer, Jamie Lee and Charles Poole.

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

 

PETE COLE

BALDWYN - William L. "Pete" Cole, 88, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at his home. He retired from Prentiss County Electric Power Association after 31 years. He was a member and former elder of Hillcrest Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Clyde Mize officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mildred Cole of Baldwyn; a son, Jackie Cole and wife, Brenda, of Baldwyn; a daughter, Mary Ellen Goodson of Baldwyn; grandchildren, Dr. Kevin Cole and wife, Shelly, of Tupelo, Carol Cooper and husband, Ken, of Ripley, Cole Goodson and wife, Molly, of Guntown, and Cory Goodson and wife, Laura, of Madison; great-grandchildren, Colby and Alese Cooper, Haynes, Carley and Clayton Cole, Claire and Hallie Goodson, and Emma Kate Goodson; a sister, Virginia Poole of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Volley and Johnnie Cole; a son, Mike Cole; brothers and sisters, Looman Cole, Maude Dillard, Carrie Cole, Tillie Ragland and Cecile Love.

Pallbearers will be Cole Goodson, Cory Goodson, Dr. Kevin Cole, Haynes Cole, Ken Cooper and Carol Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Grady Wiggington, Bob Pace, Larry Long, Jimmy Dillinger and Johnny Miller.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maywood Christian Camp or the Roy Rowland Scholarship Fund, c/o Hillcrest Church of Christ in Baldwyn.

 

WILLIAM M. COLE

RICHMOND - William M. "Bill" Cole, 85, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 5, 1916, in Lee County to James T. and Belle Payne Cole. He was a graduate of Mooreville High School and the Business College of Memphis. He was a veteran of World War II, serving four years with the 27th Infantry Regiment on several missions to the South Pacific Islands. He was a realtor in the Southaven/Memphis area. He was recognized as Realtor of the Year in 1986 and served as director of the North Desoto County Board of Realtors from 1977-1985. After retiring he and his wife moved to the Richmond community. He was then affiliated with Glen Alexander Success Homes until his health failed. He was a member of die Richmond Baptist Church. He was a gracious, kind man to all those he knew and loved.

Service will be at 4 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Bro. Clay Anthony officiating. Burial will be in Andrews Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Elizabeth Cole; his family, C. W. "Billy" and Thelma Shumpert; Bill and Brenda Shumpert; Bart, Staci and Tanner Bevill; Keith, Molly and Macy Strawn; Darrell, Susan and Will Riley Martin; Amy Shumpert; Bob, Rhonda, Kristin and Katie Shumpert; Melissa, Marts and Lee Enlow; Mary Ann Towery; Sean Towery; Joe, Allison, Elizabeth and Alex Towery; John, Jennifer and John Michael Towery, Kenneth Martin; and a special friend and caregiver, Elizabeth McCurry Heard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Cera Cayson, Ruby Taylor and Portice Martin; and nephews, Smith Martin, Tommy Joe Towery and Burton Cayson.

Pallbearers will be Bart Bevill, Keith Strawn, Darrell Martin, Brad Sumrall, Marts Enlow, Lee Enlow, Joe Towery, John Towery, and Sean Towery.

Honorary pallbearers will be hi; nephews: Bill Shumpert, Bob Shumpert Bobby Taylor and James Martin Cayson.

 

WILL COLE

BOONEVILLE - Will Oscar Cole, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997, at Longwood Manor Nursing Home. He was a retired employee of American Motors and a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and doing special things for his family. He was the son of Jim and Delar Floyd Cole,

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Lee Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Carter's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Norma Inman and her husband, Jerry, of Rienzi, and Charlene Prater of Booneville; two brothers. Jerry Cole of Jackson, Tenn., and James Aaron Cole of Booneville; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three great great grandchildren.

 

ZERA COLE

NEWBERRY, Fla. - Zera Frances Cole, 88, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at the North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care in Gainesville, Fla. She was a former resident of Tishomingo. She was a seamstress and a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Helton and husband, Danny, of Gainesville, Fla., and San Antonio, Texas; a grandson, Raymond Helton of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Vilene Woodruff and husband, Bill, of Palm Bay, Fla.; a brother, Troy Browning and wife, Virginia, of Dennis; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Browning of Southaven; her caregiver, Jessica Lynne Parker of Gainesville, Fla.; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Cole; her parents, Henry and Mary Etta Browning; a sister, Vassie Ruth; and a brother, Orville Browning.

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

 

CLAUDEL COLEMAN

CORINTH - Claudel Coleman, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at his home in Ramer, Tenn. He attended school in Lee County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the James A. Long Post No. 207. He worked for Dean Truck Line and Federal Compress, and received the Black Business Award. He was a member of the Easom High Booster Club. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Lawrence Morris officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Overia Coleman; three sons, John L. Coleman, Billy W. Coleman and Geoffrey West; four daughters, Mary Perkins, Trellis Barnett, Sherri L. Batie and Cynthia Williams; two stepdaughters, Linda Shelton and Marilyn Hall.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Susie Jones, and a stepson, Rudolph Peterson.

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

 

GLADYS W. COLEMAN

CORINTH - Gladys W. Coleman, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Alcorn County to Robert and Fannie Christian Essary. She and her husband were the owners of a restaurant. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church and loved crocheting and listening to gospel music on tape.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Shelby Wren of Booneville and Illa V. Rinehart of Corinth; four grandchildren, Danny Wren, Ronnie Wren, Donnie Hodum and Steve Hodum; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, H.V. Coleman; a brother, Arlen Essary; and one niece Deborah Spencer.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Danny Wren, Ronnie Wren, Donnie Hodum, Steve Hodum and great-grandson, Matthew Wren.

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

 

JOHN L. COLEMAN

CORINTH - John L. Coleman, 55, died Monday, July 12, 2004, in Jackson.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Liberty Cemetery at Kossuth with Bro. Willie Gates officiating. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Willie M. Taylor; a daughter, Caitlin Eaton; five brothers, James Hayes, Henry Hayes, Billy Coleman, Jeffery West and Martin Coleman; five sisters, Sarah Hayes Norman, Sherri Gwyn, Trellis Barnett, Mary Perkins and Cynthia Williams; his stepmother, Overia Coleman; four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizebeth Hayes Coleman; his father, Claudel Coleman; and his grandmother, Susie Coleman Jones.

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

 

LUCILLE COLEMAN

BELMONT - Lucille Coleman, 79, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at her home. She was a native of Arkansas. She was a homemaker, and a member of Old Union Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Scotty Young officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Earl Coleman of Belmont; three daughters, Frankie Miller of Hamilton, Ala., Linda Whitney of Joliet, Ill., and Vickey Daly of Chicago; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Whitney, Christopher Whitney, R.C. Colburn, Jonathan Earl Coleman and Christopher Wayne Coleman.

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

 

MAXINE COLEMAN

CORINTH - Maxine Jane Brewster Coleman, 86, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at her home in Corinth. Known as "Mimaw," she enjoyed cooking, sharing with friends, and caring for anyone who needed help.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Christ United Methodist Church with Bro. Brian Gordon and Bro. Glenn Wiygul officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Bert McKinney Coleman Jr. of Corinth and Edwin Brewster Coleman of Tupelo; a daughter, Sara Coleman McKinney of Vernon, Ala.; a brother, Marcus Edwin Brewster of Corinth; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Wheeler of Corinth; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Bert McKinney Coleman Sr.; and her parents, Hubert F. Brewster and Elizabeth Jane Strachan Brewster.

Pallbearers will be Kenny McKinney, David McKinney, Scott McKinney, Bruce Coleman, Jimmy Wheeler and Ed Ellis.

Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 3161 Shiloh Road, Corinth MS 38834.

 

POLLY COLEMAN

CORINTH - Polly Coleman, 56, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. A native of Ramer, Tenn., she graduated from Ramer High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Friendship Sunday School, where she was secretary and treasurer. She was a Mississippi licensed funeral director and an associate of McPeters Funeral Directors until May 2003. She was the former owner, manager and nail technician at Headquarter Salon. She was a former licensed real estate agent in Tennessee and Florida.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church with Bro. Steve Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Bert M. Coleman Jr. of Corinth; two daughters, Delinda Dee Cardwell of Memphis, and Jennifer Jill McCollum and Jordan of Corinth; a brother, Morris Teague and Ruth of Corinth; three sisters, Jean Harbeck of Sioux City, Iowa, Dot Locke and Dale of Ramer, Tenn., and Trish Smith and Dennis of Selmer, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jacob and Jillian McCollum; nieces, Jan Sanford of Covington, Tenn., Susan Demo, Ellen Renee Gray of Jackson, Tenn., Stephanie Godfrey; great-niece, Erin Rae Osborne of Covington, Tenn.; nephews, John Harbeck of Sioux City, Bill Harbeck of Orlando, Fla., Doug Godfrey of Jackson, Tenn.; stepnephews, Ronald Morris of Corinth and Dean Morris of Madison.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Tee Teague and Vivian Blasingame Teague; two sisters, Mary Ellen Walston and Bobbie Sue Demo; and two nephews, Jimmy Moore and Denny Demo.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nelda Deaton, Kay Mullins, Carolyn Fowler, Judy Messner, Betty Caldwell, Janice Kiser, Pat McMahan and members of her senior class.

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

Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 3161 N. Shiloh Road, Corinth MS 38834.

 

HAROLD COLEY

THRASHER - Harold Coley, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. He was a retired merchant and a member of Thrasher Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II with service in Europe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Elizabeth Coley; one sister, Blanche Coley; three grandchildren, Tony Smith, Gary Smith and Lisa Williams.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Zena Lambert Coley; two daughters, Barbara Morris of Searcy, Ark., and Betty Williams of Booneville; one sister, Opal Manley of Thrasher; three brothers, Guy Coley of Thrasher, Alien Coley of Booneville and Trice Coley of Memphis; two grandchildren, Greg Williams of Corinth and Wendy Scott of Booneville; six great-grandchildren.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers,

 

 

VERNON COLLIE

Services for Vernon Collie were Nov. 7 at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Fred Hartley and Bro. Mark Cason officiating.

Collins, 80, died Nov. 5, 2002, at his home west of Shannon after a brief illness.

He was born May 21, 1922, in Troy to the late Hardy and Nannie Mae Rutledge Collins. He was a farmer and cattleman, and retired after 25 years with Day-Brite Lighting in Tupelo. He was a World War 11 veteran and received the EAME Service Medal with one Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War 11 Victory Medal.

He was a member of the Pontotoc Baptist Church. An avid dog hunter, he was an honorary member of the State Line Hunting Club. He was a master gardener known for his watermelons and tomatoes.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Juanita McCauley Collins of Shannon; three children, Tommy Collins and his wife, Carolyn, and Gary Collins and his wife, Angie, all of Shannon, and John Collins and his wife, Betty, of Columbus; four grandchildren, Bill Collins and his wife, Myra, of Pontotoc. Stacy Collins and his wife, Daphne, of Shannon, Mark Frazier of Destin, Fla., and Wendell Smith and his wife, Lori, of Wesson: six great-grandchildren, Kayla, Kari, Kali, Emma, Will and Mason.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Theron, Lawrence, Gilbert, Holloway, Leon and Milton, and a sister Evelyn Caffey.

Pallbearers were Bill and Stacy Collins, Mark Frazier, Wendell Smith, Jimmy Collins, Ricky Caffey and Donald Dye Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were his hunting buddies at State Line Hunting Club and his special friend and caregiver Freddie Jean Watkins.

Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Pontotoc County.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Kathryn Young, 202 Margin St., Pontotoc MS 38801.

 

ALMA COLLIER

GOLDEN - Alma Louise Collier, 66, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Illinois. She was a factory worker and a homemaker.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Billy Turbyfill officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Royce Lee Collier of Golden; a daughter, Debbie Jackson and husband, Oneal, of Red Bay, Ala.; a son, Roger Lee Collier and wife, Becky, of Hamilton; four grandchildren, Johnathan Bailey of Red Bay, and Ashley Louise Collier, Dusty Roden and Misty Roden, all of Hamilton; a great-grandchild, Kyrie Moore of Hamilton; four sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman and Marie Austin, and her grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Austin.

Pallbearers will be Johnathan Bailey, Dusty Roden, Justin Scott, Lynn Scott, Derek Scott, Aaron Graham and Jim Floyd.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

BRO. F. A. COLLINS

CORINTH ‑ Bro. F. A. Collins, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was an ordained minister, serving oth­ers for 51 years. He was a member of Tate Baptist Church. He loved his fam­ily and friends, and enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Dennis Smith and Dr. Bill Darnell officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Morrison Collins of Corinth; one son. Rex Collins, and his wife, Tease, of Corinth: one daughter, Teresa L. Rome, and her husband, David, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Bob Collins and his wife. Nets, of Corinth, and Bill Collins of Feel Wash.; three grandchildren, Scott Rome, Brad Rome and Joy Flame, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Fay B. Collins; his mother, Lillie Bell Stanley Collins; and his father, Felix Andrew Collins.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ministerial Aid at Blue Mountain College.

 

 

CLETUS L. COLLUM

Cletus L. Collum, a native of Mississippi and a resident of Theodore, Ala. for the past 28 years, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 at his home surrounded by his family.

Services were held Monday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. from the Baptist Chapel on Old Pascagoula Rd. Burial was in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Serenity Funeral Home in Mobile, Ala. was in charge of ar­rangements.

Mr. Collum was a veteran. of the United States Army serving in World War II. Prior to that, he worked for the CC Camp. He was a Charter Mem­ber of the Baptist Chapel and served as a Deacon at the church.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Virginia Murphy Collum of Theodore; two sons, Al Colum of Columbia City, IN and Darryl Collum of Booneville; two daughters, Betty Collum Payne and Judy Collum Green, both of Theodore; four sisters; five brothers; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchil­dren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

 

DORIS COLLINS

CORINTH - Doris Faye Collins, 67, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a long illness. She was a Lee County native, a resident of Corinth and a former resident of the Vardaman area. She was a homemaker.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Timothy Robin South and wife, Angela, and Perry Stanford and wife, Shirley, both of Saltillo; a brother, Charles E. Davis and wife, Lucian, of Pontotoc; 10 grandchildren.

 

JIMMIE FAYE COLLUMS

HOUSTON - Jimmie Faye Whitt Collums, 75, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was a homemaker and a member of Arbor Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Hayes and Elder Charles Porter officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston.

Survivors include her husband, J. W. "Speck" Collums of Houston; three daughters, Beverly Chandler and husband, Jerry Paul, Julia Watkins and husband, Billy, and Tammy Easley and husband, Larry, all of Houston; two sons, Al Clemons and wife, Linda, of Rienzi, and Kim Clemons and wife, Julie, of Nesbit; two sisters, Eloise Vance of Houston and Ann Gann of Tallahassee, Fla.; a brother, Gradis Whitt of Houston; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Allie Whitt and Mattie Estelle Callahan Whitt; and two brothers, Billy Whitt and Larry Whitt.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Chandler, Billy Watkins Jr., John Ellison, Kenny Lockhart, Danny Ellison and Chris Clemons.

 

HAZEL COLN

CORINTH - Hazel Mae Lee Coln, 87, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and a retired supervisor for Levi Strauss. She loved oil painting, sewing, gardening and canning. She loved her family and friends. Before her death, there were five generations in her family.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist church with Bro. Larry Dollar officiating and Leroy Brown delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is n charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Jewel Coln Walker of Walnut; one son, James Edward Coln and his wife, Karen, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; one foster daughter, Winfred Nell Young of Birmingham, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Lynn J. Hartsoe, Dwayne Hartsoe, James Douglas Walker and his wife, Rose, Morris Walker, Eric Coln and his wife, Dee, Marie Trusdale and her husband, Carl, and Michael Coln; nine great-grandchildren, Carey Ann Bowen, Mandy Lynn Bowen, Donna Price, Missy Hartsoe, Nichols Walker and his wife, Becky, Blake Edward Coln, Jason Thompson, Landon Hartsoe and Jay Price; seven great-great-great-grandchildren, Roab Walker O'Daniels, Josephine Rayann Bowen, Nichols Dalton Walker, Danielle Walker, Christopher Boone, Caleb Boone and Chloe Michelle Boone; one sister, Louise Mars of Corinth; two sisters-in-law, Susie Coln of Corinth and Lucille Coln of Kentucky; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Lee and Bessie Mae Carper Lee; her husband, Hubert Coln; one granddaughter, Mona Thompson; one son-in-law, Mot Walker; four brothers, Dexter Lee, Russell Lee, Howard Lee and Victor Lee; three sisters, Margie Coln, Bessie Lee, Jessie Lee Carrol; her brothers-in-law, Terrel Mars, James Ralph Carrol, C.B. Coln, Lester Coln, Callie Coln, J.T. Coln and Clyde Coln; two sisters-in-law, Sevelor Coln and Ludie Mae Stevenson.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until service time at the church.

 

PEGGY COMER

BOONEVILLE ‑ Peggy Lorraine Cox Comer, 76, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville following a long illness. She was born May 21, 7923, to the late W. E. "Bill" Cox Sr. and Ethel Leone Harrison Cox Marshall. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville. She was a homemak­er. She worked for several years as a legal secre­tary to her late husband,

Thomas H. Com­er Sr. She designed the symbol for the Booneville High School Blue Devil mascot and the plate and symbols for the Booneville Centennial Celebration in 1961. She was a past member of Booneville Garden Club and the Pilot Club. She enjoyed bird watching, playing golf and traveling.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Tom­my Comer and his wife, Lori, of Booneville and John Comer of Her­nando, one daughter, Linda Caldwell and her husband, Rick, of Tupelo; four grandchildren, two great‑grand­children; one daughter‑in‑law, Marilyn Comer Bateman; her special friend, Harold Reichtmyer.

She was preceded in death by in 1974 by her husband of 32 years, Thomas H. Comer Sr.; in 1982 by her second husband, Irven Morgan; two brothers, J. C. Cox and Billy Cox; and one grandson, Patrick Martin Comer.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Build­ing Fund, P. O. Box 235. Booneville, Miss., 38829.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until ser­vice time Monday at the funeral home.

 

JASON COMAN

CORINTH - Eric Jason Coman, 40, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was an outstanding vocalist and musician who shared his gift of music wherever he went.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Macedonia M.B. Church with the Rev. Lawrence Morris officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson's Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Coman Cummings; a sister, Eartha Harbour Smallwood and husband, Earnest II, of Ervin, Texas; a nephew, Earnest Smallwood III of Ervin; a niece, Eaton Channel Smallwood of Ervin.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Henderson Cummings.

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

 

LAMAR COMBS

CHATTANOOGA - Lamar Kenneth Combs died Oct. 12, 2003. He was born Oct. 24, 1966, in Chattanooga. He attended school at Berean Academy, and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and his master's degree in accounting from the University of Mississippi. He was a sales analyst for Unum Provident and a member of the Hixson Church of Christ. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at the Hixson Church of Christ. Burial was private. Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Owens Combs, formerly of Jumpertown; a daughter; his father, Kenneth D. Combs; three sisters, Barbara Foster, Lisa Youngblood and Connie Woody.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Combs.

Pallbearers were Derrick Wilson, Kenneth Morrison, Jeff Curvin, Stephen Perry, Thomas Lindsay, Stephen Runnels and Chip Coyne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the memorial trust of Lamar K. Combs for the benefit of his children at SunTrust Securities, 7001 Lee Highway, Chattanooga TN 37421.

 

WILLIAM HENRY COMER

Rites Held Tues. For William Henry Comer

Funeral services for William Henry Comer of Booneville were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mr. Comer died suddenly at his home Monday, at 5 a.m. He was a native of Prentiss County, a member of the Church of Christ, and operated a store in the Osborne Community for a number of years. He was a retired farmer and still had farming interests in the Wheeler Community. He was 74.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Adams Comer; a son, Thomas Comer of Booneville; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy Jobe of Summerville, Tennessee, and five grandchildren.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday 19, 1964

 

VIVIEN COMFORT

SARDIS - Vivien Sweat Comfort, 73, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. She was born July 30, 1929, in Corinth, to the late N. S. Sweat Sr. and Vivien Dorsey Sweat. She was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church where she was on the Board of Trustees and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Sardis Woman's Club and the Heflin House Museum. She was a graduate of Ole Miss where she was affiliated with Chi Omega Sorority. She and her husband, Frank, moved to Sardis in 1962. She worked for about 10 years as a secretary for the North Panola High School and she retired from Mississippi Power and Light, where she had been employed for a number of years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sardis United Methodist Church with Dr. Doyce Gunter officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Moore Funeral Home of Sardis is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Lillian Blanchard of Grand Prairie, Texas; one brother, Thomas L. Sweat of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Comfort; her parents; and one brother, N. S. "Soggy" Sweat.

Pallbearers will be Pat Blanchard, Don Blanchard, Thomas Sweat, Riley Sweat, Maurice France Jr., Quinn West, Charlie West, Allen West and Nolan West.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church, Sardis, MS, or to a charity of choice.

 

GEORGIA MAE COMPTON

BURNSVILLE - Georgia Mae Compton, 84, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Paul Feltman and Bro. Kenneth White officiating. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery in Burnsville.

Survivors include two sons, Jackie Compton of Iuka and Grady Compton of Glen; a daughter, Earline Davis of Burnsville; a sister, Mable Sanders of Columbus; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

 

MAE LEE CONLEY

CORINTH - Mae Lee Conley, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at her home. She was born May 6, 1917, in Alcorn County to the late Will and Maggie Lee. She was a homemaker and a member of South Corinth Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for more than 30 years. She was a Pink Lady for the Magnolia Regional Health Center for 30 years. She loved her family very much.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Jack Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, H.T. Conley of Corinth; a son, Richard Lee Conley of Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Carolyn Gibbons and her husband, Whit, of Aiken, S.C., and Anne Carroll and Ray Ross of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Delola Austin of Corinth; her grandchildren, Tommy Carroll and his wife, Judy, of Orlando, Fla., Kelly Walters and her husband, Lee, of Bartlett, Tenn., Laura Gibbons of Miami, Fla., Jennifer High and her husband, Jim, of Columbia, S.C., Susan Harris and her husband, Keith, of Aiken, S.C., Michael Gibbons and his wife, Jennifer, of Aiken, S.C., Missy Hancock and her husband, Gary, of Houston; her great-grandchildren, Holley Mincy and Kayla Walter of Bartlett, Tenn., and Thomas, Nikki and Ashley Carroll of Orlando, Fla.; a great-great-grandchild, Allie Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Willie, Fred and Theadore; a sister, Lucille Goforth; two grandchildren, Carey and Teri Carroll; and a half brother, Arthur.

Pallbearers will be Michael Gibbons, Tommy Carroll, Ray Ross, Whit Gibbons, Gary Hancock and David Price.

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

 

GERALDINE CONNER

RIPLEY - Geraldine Hicks Conner 75, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at he home in Ripley. She was a retired educator and a member of the Ripley Firs Baptist Church. She graduated iron Palmer High School and Blue Mountain College and received her Master's degree from the University of Mississippi She served as business education teacher at NEMCC in Booneville for six years. She was a member of the Blue Mountain College faculty for 32 year, and was chairman of the Business Education Department there for 24 years She received the Outstanding Mississippi Business Teacher of the Year Award one the College and University level it 1978 and 1994. She organized Ph Beta Lambda at Blue Mountain College and served as sponsor for 28 years. She also taught at the Palmer and Hickory Flat high schools. She was a member of the Thursday Night Supper Club, Ripley Civic Club and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, being a charter member of the Alpha PSI Chapter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today al the McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. James Lewis officiating assisted by the Rev. Larry Creel. Burial will be in the Tippah Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Edd A. Conner II and his wife, Leslie, of Blue Mountain, and Tommy Conner of Sterling, Va.; two granddaughters, Georgia Kate and Edie Kay Conner, both of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edd A. Conner, who was a school administrator and representative of the Equitable Life Insurance society; and her parents, Guy and Altie Hutchison Hicks.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Caviness, Allen Murphy, Todd Howell, Max Miller, Herschel Hughey and Kirk Shelton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Cockrell, J. W. Duncan, Bernell Smith, J. C. Ray, Dr. Charles Elliott, Bob Campbell, Marvin Reid, Greg Richardson, Marty Witt, Blair Chapman and Terry Butler.

Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

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

 

JOHN CONNER

BALDWYN - John E. Conner, 75, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at the Longwood Nursing Facility in Booneville after a long illness. He was a member of Jericho Baptist Church. He was retired.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Macedonia Methodist Church in Macon with Bro. Gerald Butler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Edna M. Williams of Guntown and Mable E. Wilson of Dekalb; a brother, T.J. Conner of West Point; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Jeanie Conner; and two brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one before services Friday.

 

LEVI CONNER

BOLIVAR, Tenn. - Levi Conner, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at the Bolivar General Hospital in Bolivar, Tenn. He was a retired farmer and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Falkner.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Falkner with the Rev. Larry Gaillard officiating. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery in Falkner. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Emma Alexander of Middleton, Tenn., and Dora Hazel Marcell of Chicago; two brothers, Buster Conner of Chicago and Johnny Conner of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ozella Davison Conner; his parents, John and Viola Maxwell Conner; two brothers, Willie and Onie Conner; and four sisters, Rachel Wright, Ruth Genes, Sara Gibbs and Annie Edgeston.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Johnson, John Jr. Alexander, Eddie Joe Foote, Lee Anthony Foote, Lee Conner and Travis Conner.

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

 

DANIEL CONNIFF SR.

CORINTH - Daniel Vincent Conniff Sr., 70, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis. He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Jessup, Pa. A graduate of St. Patrick High School in Olyphant, Pa., he had a 20-year career in the U. S. Marine Corps. He served in Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Okinawa and at several stateside duty stations. He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation, six Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam MUC Cross of Gallantry with Palm and Vietnam Campaign Medal with device. While in the service he finished extension courses through the University of Tennessee and George Washington University. After retiring from the Marines in 1972 he finished two years of college at Northeast Mississippi Community College. He also was employed by Wal-Mart, TVRHA and Star Paper Tube. In his youth he served as an altar boy at St. James Catholic Church in Jessup, Pa. He was a third degree Knights of Columbus; a member of St. James Catholic Church in Corinth, the Fleet Reserve Association and Elks Lodge No. 2573; and a former member of the American Legion and the VFW. A true Irishman, he will be remembered as a compassionate person with a terrific sense of humor.

A liturgy of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Corinth with Father Thomas Burns officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Sara Evelyn Harbert Conniff of Corinth; two sons, Daniel V. Conniff Jr. and his wife, Karin, of Birmingham, and Stephen E. Conniff of Lewisville, Texas; a brother, Stanford Conniff of Olyphant, Pa.; three sisters, Elizabeth Shultz of Peckville, Pa., Elaine Marchegiani of Olyphant, Pa., and Jane Healey of Jessup, Pa.; two grandchildren, Sara Ann Conniff and Stephanie Conniff; an aunt, Catherine Revels of Peckville, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward S. and Elizabeth Gaughan Conniff; two brothers-in-law, Eugene Marchegiani and Frank W. Schultz; a sister-in-law, Edith H. Norman; his mother-in-law, Effie M. Harbert; a nephew, David Schultz; and two uncles, Peter and James Gaughan.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. A scriptural wake service will be at 8 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, c/o Pat Broach, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria VA 22311.

 

HUBERT CONWILL

BALDWYN - Hubert Conwill, 66, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He worked more than 25 years in the furniture industry. He was a retired employee of FMC and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chester Harrison and Bro. Rayburn Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Evelyn Thomas Conwill of Baldwyn; three daughters, Sherry Edwards and her husband, Harold, of Guntown, Sandy Reece and her husband, Marvin, of Booneville, and Sharon Hall and her husband, Phil, of Baldwyn; a son, Don Conwill and his wife, Terri, of Moscow, Tenn.; a sister, Tula Waters and her husband, Alton, of Shannon; a brother, Bobby Conwill and his wife, Myra, of Baldwyn; eight grandchildren, Tonya Goodin, Jason Conwill, Nathan Conwill, Justin Sartain, Kristan Sartain, Devin Conwill, Haley Hall and Molly Hall; a great-grandchild, Katelynn Conwill.

Pallbearers will be Billy Torrence, Rex Coggins, Charles Rutherford, James Smith, Billy Lansdell, Charles Roberts, Danny Arnold and Ronald Speck.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Hugh Conwill, and five brothers.

 

MARTHA CONWILL

GOLDEN - Martha Louise Conwill, 69, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was a native of Alabama and an employee of the Red Bay Nursing Home for 17 years. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. James Toone and Bro. Bobby Massey officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Lynn Wilson and husband, Marion, of Russellville, Ala.; a son, Rex Allen Conwill of Golden; four sisters, Vertie Mae Harrison of Fulton, Bernice Scoby and husband, David, of Imperial, Mo., Faye Toone and husband, James, of Trinity, Ala., and Helen Ray and husband, Jimmy, of Golden; a brother, Ray Jackson and wife, Melba, of Tremont; a granddaughter, Courtney Lee Conwill of Golden; a grandson, Patrick Adam Wilson of Russellville, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Joel Rex Conwill; her parents, Cliff and Vera Jackson; and a brother, James Richard Jackson.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Boyd, Lowell Jackson, Darrell Ray, Dale Ray, Pete Elrod and Billy Adams.

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

 

THEODORE CONWILL

Services for Theodore Conwill were Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Box officiating.

Conwill, 80, died May 2, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis after a long illness.

He was horn Feb. 8, 1921, in Itawamba County to the late Rufus Conwill and Willie E. Cain Conwill. He lived in Plantersville before moving to Brewer 56 years ago. He was employed by Delta Trousers in Okolona for many years. He later worked for Robbins Oil Company in Verona and retired from the fifth district of Lee County. He was a longtime member of the Brewer United Methodist Church and active in community concerns. He enjoyed gardening, bird hunting, and spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, and a loving father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sue McDonald Conwill of Brewer; three children, Martha Sue Conwill McDaniel Conwill and her husband, Wilton, of New Orleans, Sarah Lavone Conwill Holliman and her husband, Douglas, of Caledonia, and Samuel T. "Teddy" Conwill and his wife, Brenda, of Brewer: six grandchildren, Brent and Amanda Conwill, and Brian, Brad, Blake and Bridget Holliman; one great-grandchild, Schuyler Redden.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Frankie Armstrong and Lavonia Earrey.

Pallbearers were Brent Conwill, Brian Hollimon, Greg Conwill, Tim Sudduth, Blake Hollimon, David McDonald and Benny Mabry.

Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Benson, Thomas Kennedy and Glen Weeks.

Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Brewer United Methodist Church, P.O. Box I, Shannon MS or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

BERTHA COOK

CORINTH - Bertha Wilbanks Cook, 90, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Gospel Tabernacle Church. She was a homemaker, restaurant owner and cook. Her life was her church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gospel Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Gary Hodum officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Cook and David Cook, both of Corinth, and Jimmy Cook of Memphis; four daughters, Brenda Talley, Dorothy Honeycutt, Edith Copenhaver and Darlene McClure, all of Portage, Ind.; two brothers, Gaston Wilbanks of Biggersville and J.C. Wilbanks of Portage, Ind.; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Evertt Cook; her parents, Richard and Myrtle James Wilbanks; and two sisters, Etlas Rickman and Artie West.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

 

CLYDE COOK

Clyde Christopher Cook, 88, of Booneville, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his home.

Services were Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roy Joshlin, Bro. Jerry Wallace and Bro. Terry Teddlie officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Cook was born May 23, 1913, in Prentiss County, the 10th of 13 children of Robert Jackson "Bob" Cook and Eliza Jane Wilson Cook. He was a charter member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Booneville, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He was a farmer, truck driver, carpenter and railroad worker and he was a 1st Degree Mason. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

He is survived by a daughter, Bernice Peter and her husband, Larry, of Henderson; Tenn.; three sons, Vernon A. Cook and his wife, Lynn, of Rienzi, Bruce Cook and his wife, Sandra, and William Boyd Cook, all of Booneville; two sisters, Clara Maddox and Mable Bishop, both of Baldwyn; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Mills, Randy Moore, James Cook, Matthew Joshlin, Mary Barnes and Macky Gann. Honorary pallbearers were Jackie Moore, Ann Floyd, Ann Crabb and Kaye Brasfield.

Memorials may be made to the Missionary Fund of the First United Pentecostal Church, P. O. Box 395, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

CODY COOK

Cody Cook, 73, of Booneville, died at Northeast Mississippi Hospital about 8 a.m. Wednesday April 11, 1979

Funeral services were held at 11 at McMillan Funeral Home, Thursday, April 12.

Burial was in Booneville.

Bro. Excail Burleson officiated.

Mr. Cook was a Baptist and taxi cab operator.

Mr. Cook is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rose Whisenant Cook; two daughters: Mrs. Georgia Dean Berryman of Kenosha, Wise., and Mrs. Marilyn Kelton of Booneville; and one sister; Mrs. Mamie Livingston of Booneville, and five grandchildren.

 

 

ESTHER COOK

BOONEVILLE - Esther B. Cook, 85, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was born April 14, 1912, in Rienzi to John Oscar Brown and Olive Vanderford Brown. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Booneville for 52 years and remained active until her health failed. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was a retired seamstress, working for several garment factories in Prentiss County. She enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing and working in her flower garden.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Clyde Hicks and Bro. Jerry Holland officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Clyde C. Cook, whom she married May 15, 1936; one daughter, Bernice Peter of Henderson, Tenn.; three sons, Vernon A. Cook of Rienzi, and Bruce Cook and William Boyd Cook, both of Booneville; three sisters, Lerlean Ashcraft and Ruth Ashcraft, both of Booneville, and Mary Murphy of St. Louis, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gaylon Young, Robert Cook, John Cook, Mark Peter, Randy Isbell and Mike Reed.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ann Crabb, Linda Wallace, Ann Floyd and Jackie Moore.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home until service time.

Memorials may be made to the Missionary Fund at the First United Pentecostal Church, P. O. Box 395, Booneville, Miss. 38829.

 

GENE COOK

Gene Cook, 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi. He was retired after being self-employed in the piano and furniture industry for 30 years. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and Belmont Masonic Lodge No. 237. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Services were at 3 p.m. Friday at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. William McClellan officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery.

Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Cook of Belmont; a daughter, Julie McKinney and her husband, Steven, of Belmont; a son, Ronnie Cook and his wife, Tammy of Belmont; a brother, Leon Cook and his wife, Edna Earl Cook, of Belmont; two grandchildren, Colby Cook and Colton McKinney, both of Belmont; two special nieces, Patu Cook of Belmont and Leigh Anne Stephens of Tupelo; a special great-nephew, Chase Stephens of Tupelo; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Allen Holcomb, Harold Dean Cleveland, Ronald Gober, Gilbert Armstrong, James Segars, Clyne Bates, Jerry Bates and Charles Horn.

 

JAMES RYAN COOK

BOONEVILLE - James Ryan Cook, 4 weeks, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital in Tupelo.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Hope Chittom Cook of Booneville; a sister, Halie Chittom of the home; his grandparents, Stanley Chittom, Darlene Chittom, and Donny and Barbara Wever, all of Booneville; great-grandparents, Bill Chittom and Ernestine Trimble, both of Booneville, James and Jackie Wever of Cincinnati, Ohio, Doris Kilman of Indiana and Elizabeth Swindle of Baldwyn.

 

REV. JEFF COOK

BELMONT — Rev. Jeff Cook 87, died Saturday, November 12, 1994, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a Baptist Minister for 50 years and a barber for 57 years. He was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church for 67 years and a Woodman of the World for 45 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today the New Bethel Baptist Church in Belmont with the Rev. Charles Green officiating. Burial will be in the New Bethel Cemetery; Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons. Gene Cook and his wife, Geraldine, and Leon Cook and his wife, Edna, all of Belmont; two sisters, Mable Bishop and Clara Maddox, both of Baldwyn; two brothers, Clyde Cook of Booneville and Sherman Cook of Guntown; four grandchildren, Patti Cook, Leigh Anne Stephens, Julie McKinney and Steven McKinney; two great-grandchildren, Chase Stephens and Colby Cook.

Pallbearers will be Clyne Bates, Alien Holcomb, David Holcomb, James Segars, Harold Segars and Farron Credille.

 

MICHAEL RYAN COOK

BOONEVILLE - Michael Ryan Cook, infant son of Michael and Hope Chittom Cook of Booneville, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital.

Graveside services were Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at the Gaston Cemetery with Minister Terry Roberts officiating. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Halie Chittom of the home; his grandparents, Stanley Chittom, Darlene Chittom, and Donny and Barbara Wever, all of Booneville; his great-grandparents, Ernestine Trimble of Booneville, Bill Chittom of Booneville, James Edward Wever of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Doras Gilman of Columbus City, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Hannah.

 

ROSE COOK

Rose Whisenant Cook, 75. of Booneville, died Friday, Sept. 28, 1990, at the Tippah County Hospital after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, Sept. 39, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Excail Burleson officiating and Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Cook was the widow of Cody Cook. She was a retired beau­tician and a Baptist.

She is survived by a sister, Avo Montgomery of Booneville; one granddaughter; Cindy Kelton Anglin of Booneville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

TRUDIE COOKE

BOONEVILLE - Trudie May Rasberry Millsaps Cooke, 96, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at The Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. She was born Aug. 15, 1908, in Pittsboro to Major Richard Rasberry and Margaret McIntyre Rasberry. She was the widow of Rufus Edgar Millsaps. Many years later she married Edward Cooke. She lived in Crowder most of her life, moving to Booneville 10 years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville and a former member of the Crowder Baptist Church. Her life was devoted to her family and to her Lord.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones and Bro. Harvey Sewell officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery near Bruce.

Survivors include six sons, Earl Millsaps and wife, Pearl, of Booneville, Zearl Millsaps and wife, Ann, of Mantee, Gene Millsaps and wife, Annie Ruth, of Greenwood, Thomas Millsaps of Crowder, the Rev. Jackie Cooke and wife, Susan, of Kokomo, and Glen Cooke and wife, Charlotte, of Senatobia; two daughters, Barbara Mosley and husband, Bill, of South Carolina, and Erma Arnold and husband, Tom, of Senatobia; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Len Cooke, Bobby Shields, Joey Williford, Glenn Henry, Lauren Austin Jones and David West.

 

HUBERT COOKSEY

Hubert Cooksey, 68, of Cicero, Ill., died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Oak Park Hospital in Cicero, Ill.

Services were Tuesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Hilltop Church of God with Bro. Billy Hudson officiating. Burial was in Jacinto Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Cooksey was a retired machinist. He was born April 6, 1933, in Mississippi to the late Thomas Levi and Nellie Carpenter Cooksey.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn White Cooksey of Cicero, Ill.; four daughters, Lisa Cooksey, Janice Cooksey, Linda Atkins and Cory Betts, all of Cicero, Ill.; three sisters, Frances Tucker and Linda Marcum, both of Rienzi, and Annabell Venable of Greensboro, La.; three brothers, L. Q. Cooksey of Rienzi, John Cooksey of Booneville and Larry Cooksey of Rarner, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

 

JIM COOKSEY, JR.

BURNSVILLE - James "Jim" Cooksey Jr., 41, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at his home in Burnsville. He was born in Aug 1958, in Jasper, Ala., to James Cooksey Sr. and Pearline Tum Bolt Cooksey. He was a supervisor at Quartet Manufacturing and a carpet layer for Carpets Unlimited. He was a member of Danville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Leatherwood officiating. Burial will be in Jacinto Community Cemetery.

Survivors include a special friend,. Linda Waldrop of Burnsville; one daughter, Crystal Cooksey of Woodale, Ill., and her mother, Karen' Varney of Woodale, Ill.; one sister Mary Ann Meek of Salem, Wis.; one niece and two nephews, all of Wic.,  his stepmother, Claire Cooksey of Burnsville; aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

 

MARVIN JAMES COOKSEY

Marvin James Cooksey, 61, of the Jacinto community, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at his home after a brief illness.

Services were Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Pruitt and the Rev. Kenny Marcum officiating. Burial was in Jacinto Cemetery.

Mr. Cooksey was a factory worker and a Pentecostal.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Cooksey; one daughter, Mary Ann Brownlow of Chicago; two stepdaughters, Sherry Cummings of Walnut and Pamela Moore of Burnsville; one son, Jim Cooksey of Burnsville; one stepson, Robert Carlisle of Walnut; four sisters, Annie B. Venable of Greenburg, La., Dorothy Hunt, Frances Tucker and Linda Marcum, all of Burnsville; four brothers, L.Q. Cooksey of Bumsville, Hubert Cooksey of Cicero, Ill., John Cooksey of Booneville and Larry Cooksey of Selmer, Tenn.; four grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

 

AVANELL COOPER

IUKA - Avanell Cooper, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Jackson Camp Baptist Church and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sports including wrestling, baseball and football.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Mavous Phifer officiating. Burial will be in the Snowdown Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Cooper of Iuka; two daughters, Becky Claunch of Iuka and Jody Scarlata of Nettleton; three grandsons, Robbie Adcock, Jamie Pruitt and Joey Pruitt, all of Iuka; one granddaughter, Shannon Adcock of Iuka; one great-grandson, Matthew Pruitt of Huntsville, Ala.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ada Allred; two sisters, Josephine Terrien and Hazel Miles; five brothers, Yule, Huey, Dexter, D.C. and Noonan Allred.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Adcock, Neal Claunch, Kevin Lovelace, Jamie Pruitt, Joey Pruitt and Donnie Welch. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Adcock and Charles Miles.

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

Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Iuka, P.O. Box 1191, Iuka, MS 38852.

 

EDDIE COOPER

RED BAY, Ala. - Eddie Bostick Cooper, 75, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 19, 2004, in Red Bay, Ala. She worked in the cafeteria at the Red Bay Nursing Home and at Belmont Cafe for 15 years. She was a member of the Red Bay First United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Red Bay First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl McAnally officiating. Burial will be in the Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Credille and husband, Joe, of Belmont; three sons, Roy E. Cooper and wife, Donna, of Evans, Ga., and Ross Cooper, and Phillip Cooper and wife, Wanda, all of Red Bay; two sisters, Martha Mason and Frances Jackson of Red Bay; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Cooper; her parents, Vester and Virgie Bostick; and two brothers, Wesley Bostick and an infant brother.

Pallbearers will be Brian Credille, Kevin Cooper, Mike Rush, Johnny Cleveland, Hoyt Long and Richard Blanton.

 

GRACE VIRGINIA STIDHAM COOPER

Grace Virginia Stidham Cooper, 88, of Baldwyn, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2001, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 19. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Local survivors include a daughter, Jackie Cooper Garrett of Baldwyn.

 

JANICE LEE COOPER

Janice Lee Cooper, 36, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, of natural causes at her residence in Burnsville, Ms. She was a member of Grissom Chapel Holiness Church.

She is preceded in death by, her father, Leland Cooper, a brother, Robert Skelton, and nephews, Jessie and Rod Skelton.

Survivors include, her mother, Alma Cooper, Burnsville, Ms, a brother Dan (Faye) Skelton, of Burnsville, Ms, a sister, Nancy (Eddie) Brown, of Iuka, Ms, and a host of friends and relatives.

Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001 at Grissom Chapel.

Minister Bro. Larry Marshall & Bro. Paul Marshall will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation will begin Wed. March 27 at 5 p.m. at Grissom Chapel and continue until service time on Fri.

Pallbearers are her cousins.

 

JULIA COOPER

BALDWYN - Julia Dean Cooper, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Worship Center Independent Baptist Church and a retired employee of Bioclinic Manufacturing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Kesler Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Robert wood officiating. Burial will be n the Prentiss Memorial Garden.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny Cooper of Baldwyn; four children, Oscar Kearns of Holly Springs, Geneva Hunt of Baldwyn, Kevin Kearns and wife, Virginia, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Robert Kearns of Booneville; two stepchildren, Jerry Cooper Jr. and Martha of Baldwyn, and Misty Robinson of Booneville; her mother, Athelee Ricks of Baldwyn; three sisters, Linda Mahler, Nicki Burns, and Martha Mahler and husband, Ernie, all of Baldwyn; three brothers, Lloyd Ricks of Pardeville, Wis., John Ricks and wife, Helen, of Wheeler, and Bob Ricks and wife, Debbie, of Booneville; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Luther Ricks, and a sister, Anne Mayberry.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Mahler, Evan Ricks, Alan Ricks, Bo Ricks, Ken Ricks, Jason Burgess, Geo Fishwick and Jerry Cooper Jr.

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

 

RUBY V. COOPER

BOONEVILLE - Ruby V. Cooper, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after an extended illness. She was born July 23, 1912, in Prentiss County to the late Cecil Ivan and Florence Alma Church Simmons. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville. She was a resident of California for 32 years before retiring as a drapery seamstress. She was the widow of Dee Cooper.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones and Minister Elmo Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Hodges Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one nephew, Charles Simmons of Booneville; and one niece, Shirley Moreland of Booneville.

Pallbearers will be Rick Warner, Billy Lauderdale, Chuck Crowson, Lex Crowson, Alvin Glenn and Bobby Shook.

Visitation will last until service time today.

 

JIMMY D. COPELAND JR.

CORINTH - Jimmy D. Copeland Jr., infant, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at the National Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Jimmy D. Copeland Sr. and Lashonda A. Copeland; a sister, Infiniti Desiree Copeland; his grandparents, Betty Copeland, Mary Ann Smith and her husband, Joey, and Anthony McGaha and his wife, Barbara.

 

JAMES GRANVILLE COPELAND

James Granville Copeland, 70, of Route 2, Baldwyn, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1985.

Services were Friday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Pete McCoy officiating. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Copeland was retired and a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Charlene Barnett Copeland; three sons, Jackie Copeland of Corinth, Dennis Copeland of Baldwyn and Larry Copeland of Wheeler; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Lynch and Mrs. Peggy Plunkett, both of Saltillo; a sister, Mrs. Earline Taylor of Rienzi; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

JIMMY D. COPELAND JR.

CORINTH - Jimmy D. Copeland Jr., infant, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at the National Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Jimmy D. Copeland Sr. and Lashonda A. Copeland; a sister, Infiniti Desiree Copeland; his grandparents, Betty Copeland, Mary Ann Smith and her husband, Joey, and Anthony McGaha and his wife, Barbara.

 

JOSEPH C. COPELAND

Joseph C. Copeland Rites Held Sunday

Services for Joseph Cooper Copeland, retired farmer of Booneville, were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Roby officiating.

Mr. Copeland died Friday night at Northeast Mississippi Hospital after an extended illness. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. He was 72.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Corrie Etta Bryant Copeland; two sons, Alvin Ray Copeland of Booneville and J. C. Copeland of Avon Park Florida; three daughters Mrs. Catherine King of Booneville, Mrs. Vitha Ann Carr of Tupelo, and Mrs. Sandra Lee Crabb of Fort Worth, Texas; three brothers, John Copeland of Ripley, Andrew and Albert R. Copeland of Baldwyn; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Spencer of Booneville, Mrs. Lillie Pearl Enis Mrs. Cora Samples, Mrs. Leona Lindsey of Baldwyn.

Active pallbearers were Roy Lowrey, Dave Riddle, Fred Houston, W. C. Bridges, W. E. White, Nolan Wheeler and Leonard Walden.

Honorary pallbearers were W, B. White A. S. Green, C. S. Walden, Claude Cartwright, Cleve Miller, J. L. Keeton, Sr., C. C. Harling and Cleatis Riddle.

Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – March 26, 1964

 

LARRY J. COPELAND

RIENZI - Larry J. Copeland, 56, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at his home. He was a retired machinist for the Dana Corporation. He was a Mason and a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the VFW.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Magnolia Funeral Home with Bro. William Copeland officiating. Burial will be in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic rites.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Belinda Younger Copeland of Rienzi; a son, Paul Copeland and wife, Connie, of Corinth; a daughter, Kimberly Hastings and husband, Jason, of Rienzi; two grandchildren, Jason "Walter" Hastings and Amber Jade Hastings; two step grandchildren, Brian Timms and Kimberly Timms; his mother, Dorothy Miller Copeland of Corinth; two brothers, Jerry Copeland, and James Copeland and wife, Oleta, all of Corinth; a sister, Patricia Banks and husband, Bob, of Corinth; his mother-in-law, Louise James of Michie, Tenn.; two brothers-in-law, Dennis Younger and wife, Debbie, of Illinois, and John James of Corinth; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Price and husband, Bobby, of Summersville, Tenn., and Kathy Younger of Arlington, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Frank Lambert and Walter Hopper.

He was preceded in death by his father, Milton Copeland; his father-in-law, Cleveland Eugene Younger; and a nephew, David Wayne Copeland.

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

 

ROBERT F. COPELAND

CORINTH - Robert F. Copeland, 59, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He attended public schools in Martin, Tenn., and Corinth. He graduated from Easom High School and attended Mississippi Valley State University and Jackson State University. He was a member of City Road Temple CME Church, where he was a trustee, executive secretary of the Methodist Men Association, vice chairman of the Steward Board and director of the Social Concerns Committee.

Since becoming a Civil Rights activist in the 1960s, he was the recipient of many distinguished awards and was instrumental in influencing and impacting the quality of life for many Mississippians. He served two terms as president of the Alcorn County Branch of the NAACP and served as chairman of the Legal Redress Committee. He served in many other capacities including: Area 1 director of Mississippi State Conference, NAACP; state board member of the NAACP; Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District Board of Directors; Legal Services Corp. Inc.; Mississippi Action of Progress Inc.; and Executive Committee for Affirmative Action and Employment.

He was employed for several years with Southbridge Plastics as a chemist and with Training Resources Projects as project director. He was involved with the Evening Star Lodge No. 335; Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 52; S. Robinson No. 6 Royal Arch Masons and Commendery Knights Templar No. 13 of Selmer, Tenn.; Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of Zarah Temple No. 151 of Jackson, Tenn.; past Exalted Ruler of Phillips and Johnson Elks Lodge No. 1617; and past executive director of the Alcorn County Voters League.

Services will be at noon Saturday at the Corinth High School Auditorium with the Rev. Robert Fields and Dr. Eddie L. Jumper officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery in Corinth. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Leavern Brown Copeland; a daughter, Pamela Cobb and husband, Darrell, of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Milus Copeland of Corinth; three sisters, Margaret Copeland of Detroit, and Amy Crawford and Vera Copeland of Corinth; a grandchild, LaDarrian Cobb of Dallas; special friends, Harvey Leroy McGee and Eugene Shepard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Lucinda Copeland; two brothers, James Tenson and William A. Copeland; and two sisters, Josie Harper and Cora Lee Holder.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

 

ELEANOR COPELAND

BALDWYN - Sarah Eleanor Copeland, 98, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kermit Brann officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include five children, Sarah Miller, Betty Ryder, Bobby Copeland, Billie Poteet and husband, Ed, all of Baldwyn, and Margaret Butler of Tupelo; two sisters, Janie Magers of Baldwyn and Margaret Palmer of West Palm Beach, Fla.; seven grandcihldren, Lynn Collier of Tupelo, Tim Poteet of Booneville, Wallis Butler and wife, Verna, of Baldwyn, Martha Chisholm and husband, Dale, of Baldwyn, Kim Sullivan and husband, Clayton, of Saltillo, Kenneth Ryder and wife, Michelle, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jimmy Miller and wife, Betty, of Saltillo; 10 great-grandchildren, Mike Miller and Kacy Collier of Tupelo, Beth Chisholm and Drew Butler of Baldwyn, Lexie Sullivan of Saltillo, Trechia Bogue of Etta, Alex and Kelly Ryder of Fayetteville, N.C., and Kathlyn, Matt and Stephen Ryder of Albuquerque, N.M.; three great-grandchildren, Anna and Abby Miller of Tupelo, and Case Bogue of Etta.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, William Earl Copeland; a brother, Isom Wallis; and two sisters, Emma Hickey and Bettie Lee Bryant.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers. Her granddaughters will be honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.

 

VINCENT COPELAND

BURNSVILLE - Vincent Copeland, 32, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003. He was preceded in death by his father, Mack Swain Copeland.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in the Carpenter Cemetery in Burnsville.

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Rye of Iuka; one daughter, Cecelia Gaines of Burnsville; one brother, Timothy Helton of Tishomingo; two sisters, Sonja Heavener and Lisa Johnson, both of Burnsville; two nieces; and two nephews.

 

WILLIAM COPELAND

BALDWYN - William Elton Copeland, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at the Mississippi Care Inn in Corinth after a long illness. He was a dairy farmer until he retired in 1994 and went into the beef business.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Gattis, Bro. Stanley Shook and Bro. O'Neil Butler officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Billy Joe Copeland and wife, Sue, of Baldwyn; special nieces, Katie and Carly Jones of Dumas; two nieces, one nephew, 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Harold Hall, Jack Hamblin Jr., Larry Kendall, Stanley Jones, Rex Coggins, Tim Mauney and Jim Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Magnolia Dulcimer Club.

 

GERALDINE CORBETT

BALDWYN - Geraldine Houston Corbett, 94, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville. She was a resident of the Landmark Nursing Home in Booneville. She was a former resident of the Pratt community. She was a retired school teacher who taught at Marietta, Baldwyn and the Houston community. She was a member of Kirkville Baptist Church and attended Pratt Christian Church. She was very community-minded and enjoyed helping her neighbors and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, R.B. Corbett, whom she married June 24, 1950.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Irvin officiating. Burial will be in Pratt Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Billie McGlaun and Peggy Williams, both of Booneville; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Syble Nabers and Annie Lou Womack; two brothers, Paul Jack Houston and Hubert Houston; and her parents, Otha Walter and Idella Schoolar Houston.

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

 

GERALDINE CORBETT

BALDWYN - Geraldine Houston Corbett, 94, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville. She was a resident of The Landmark in Booneville and a former resident of the Pratt community. She was a retired school teacher who taught at Marietta, Baldwyn and the Houston community. She was a member of Kirkville Baptist Church and attended Pratt Christian Church. She was very community-minded and enjoyed helping her neighbors and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, R.B. Corbett, whom she married June 24, 1950.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Irvin officiating. Burial will be in Pratt Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Billie McGlaun and Peggy Williams, both of Booneville; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Syble Nabers and Annie Lou Womack; two brothers, Paul Jack Houston and Hubert Houston; and her parents, Otha Walter and Idella Schoolar Houston.

 

R. B. CORBETT

BALDWYN ‑ R. B. Corbett, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born March 17, 1920, to Robert L. and Luna Enis Corbett of the Pratt community. He was a longtime member of the Pratt Christian Church. He was a farmer and the owner/operator of Corbett Gin Company before his retirement. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion and the VFW.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. R. P. Davison officiating Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery

            Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Geraldine Houston Corbett of Baldwyn; a sister, Olga Corbett of Baldwyn, a nephew, Bobby Corbett and his wife, Martha, of Baldwyn: a niece, Johnnie Bjorklund of Memphis; four great‑nephews; two great‑nieces; several great­-great‑nieces and great‑great-nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mosea Corbett.

            Pallbearers will be Jack Hamblin Jr., John O. Cunningham, Ellis W. Bishop, Britt Corbett, Brian Corbett, Craig Corbed, Danny Arnold and Scott Downs.

Honorary pallbearers will be L.R Burcham, Johnny Davidson, Robert Agnew, H. L. Bishop, Horace Bishop, Alton Thornton, Larry McCarthy and Stanley Downs.

 

 

EUGENE CORBIN

Eugene Corbin, 67, of Rienzi, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Graveside services were Monday, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Corinth National Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was horn in Prentiss County to Sherman and Ollie L. Corbin. He was a retired U. S. Army Sargent. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Corbin; and his father, Sherman Corbin.

He is survived by his mother, Ollie L. Corbin of Rienzi, three sisters, Evelyn Hatfield of Lagrange, Ky., Maxine Settlemires of Corinth and Dorothy Roseberry of Memphis; three brothers, Chestine Corbin of Oxford, Horace Corbin of Rienzi and Howard Corbin of Booneville.

 

 

FLOSSIE ELLEN CORBIN

RIENZI - Flossie Ellen Corbin, 69, died Saturday, August 25, 1990, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was a retired employee of Wrangler and a member of the Oak Ridge Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Earnest Walker, Calvin Barber and Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Houston Corbin of Rienzi; two daughters. Reba Owen of Rienzi

A Regina Buckley of Knoxville, Tenn.; four sisters, Ruby Benson of West Memphis, Ark., Geraldine Balch of Dyess, Ark., Hettie Smith of Osceola, Ark., and Barbara Nell Russell of Blytheville, Ark.; two brothers, Lloyd Estes and Leonard Estes, both of West Memphis, Ark.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Randy Estes, Kenny Estes, Lynn Pannell, Freddie Corbin, Tommy Corbin and Jimmy Scott.

 

HOUSTON CORBIN

RIENZI - Isaac Houston Corbin, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member of the Oak Ridge Church of Christ. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theatre where he received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Calvin Barber and Larry Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors will be two daughters, Reba Owens and her husband, Arnold, of Rienzi, and Regina Buckley and her husband, Mike, of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Scott of Baldwyn; one stepsister, Julia Jumper Brinkley of Oklahoma; six granddaughters, Vicky Devaughn, Sherry Henderson, Tammy Combs, Tracey Spaner, Jessica Buckley and Lydia Buckley; six great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flossie Estes Corbin; his parents, Pete and Ida Ellis Corbin; two sisters, Estelle Glover and Inez Prather; two brothers, Randall Corbin and Gene Corbin; one stepsister, Hattie Jumper Morris.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Scott, Stan Scott, Freddy Corbin, Keith Corbin, Randy Estes and Kenny Estes.

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

 

DUAIL CORBITT

NEW ALBANY - Funeral services for Brother Duail Corbitt are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Wilson, the Rev. Sammy Washburn and the Rev. Trent Grubbs officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Selmer, Tenn. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Bro. Corbitt died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 18, 1922, in Eva, Tenn. to the late Robert Corbitt and Gillie Ball Corbitt. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a retired watch maker and Baptist minister, having served churches in Big Sandy, Henry, Bethlehem, Cottage Grove, Gravel Hill, East Corinth, Como, Pleasant Ridge and Chalybeate. He was supply pastor for Andrews Chapel Methodist Church.

Bro. Corbitt was preceded in death by his wives, Nelda Hardin Corbitt and Laverne Richey Corbitt and two sisters, Lillian Winters and Trophina Hardin.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Washburn and her husband, Sammy, of Mooreville and Penny Corbitt and her special friend, Joe Duckworth of Baldwyn; one son, Dennis Corbitt of Corinth; five grandchildren, Missy Sligh and her husband, Adrain, Joel Washburn and his wife, Emily, Luke Washburn and his friend, Brittiany, Clayton Corbitt and Cathryn Corbitt; one great-granddaughter, Sara Lynn Sligh; three stepsons, Houston Richey and his wife, Laverne, Hilton Richey and his wife, Martha and Donald Richey and his wife, Charlett; 12 step grandchildren; 20 step great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Mary Etta Hill.

Pallbearers are Joel Washburn, Luke Washburn, Clayton Corbitt, Andrian Sligh, Drew Richey, Mark Richey and Dan Richey.

Honorary pallbearers are Bro. Cobitt's Sunday school and church training classes at Pleasant Ridge.

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

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church or Andrews Chapel Methodist.

 

HARRIS E. CORLISS

JUMPERTOWN - Harris E. Corliss, 79, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the Alcom Care Inn after a long illness. He was born and reared in Jericho, Vt. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion and the Scottish Rites, and a 50-year Mason. He was a member of Jumpertown First Baptist Church and an active member of the Right to Life Organization in Vermont. He enjoyed fixing things for others.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with the Rev. Milton Keen officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery in Jumpertown.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Vivian Moran Corliss; a son, David Corliss of Burlington, Vt.; a stepdaughter, Margaret Watson of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Mollie Fitch of Portland, Ore., and Becky Chamberlain of North Port, Fla.

He was preceded in death by is parents, Ralph and Myrtle Harris Corliss.

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

 

ALICE C. CORNELIUS

Alice C. Cornelius, 69, of Booneville, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Thursday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Owen and Bro. L.C. Bumpus officiating. Burial was in Jacobs Chapel Cemetery.

She was a homemaker and member of Pauls Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Clabe and Millie Page Holmes; one sister, Elizabeth Holmes; and three brothers, Daniel Holmes, Loyce Holmes and Samuel Holmes.

She is survived by one sister, Shirley Lawson of Booneville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

HAUGHTY ENLOW CORNELISON

IUKA - Haughty Enlow Cornelison, 97, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother known for her love of crocheting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Stanley Magill and Bro. Bob Purvis officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Pace of Camden, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Angela Deaton, Gwen Hardy, Christopher Pace, Lisa James, Donathan Enlow and Carla Sharpe; nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert Enlow; her second husband, Earman Cornelison; a son, Harold Wayne Enlow; and 13 brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Pace, Donathan Enlow, Tim Hardy, Brad Sharpe, Brad Pace and Brandon Pace.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Gist, Lawayne Anglin and Orvis Flurry.

 

HULIE CORNELIUS

MANTACHIE - Hulie Cornelius, 85, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at his home. He was born Oct. 20, 1918, to the late John Huleon Cornelius and Myrtle Magers Lowery Cornelius. He was a member of Centerville Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. He worked at Mantachie Manufacturing for many years and he farmed for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was an avid gardener.

Services were Thursday, April 29, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Greg Jones and Bro. Bill Adams officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mae Nichols Cornelius of Mantachie; a son-in-law, David Grissom and wife, Peggy, of Mantachie; two brothers, Bruce Cornelius and Coley Lowery of Mantachie; three sisters, Ola Harris and Alma Henderson of Booneville, and Illa Hill of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Jason Grissom and wife, Heather, and Katrina Wesson and hsuband, Lance; three great-grandchildren, Jonathan Wesson, Ryan Wesson and Loden Grissom, all of Mantachie.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Grissom, on Feb. 5, 1997; two sisters, Ella Barnes and Molly Ricketts; and a brother, Joel Lowery.

Pallbearers were the deacons of Centerville Baptist Church.

 

JIMMY CORNELIUS SR.

NASHVILLE - Jimmy Cornelius Sr., 58, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the Summit Medical Center in Nashville. He was a native of Tishomingo and CEO of Cornelius Sales LLC.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Tishomingo Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Owen officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Wolf and husband, Andy, of Buffalo, N. Y.; two sons, Jimmy Cornelius Jr. of Nashville and Tommy Cornelius of Franklin, Tenn.; his mother, Zelma Irene Morgan Cornelius of Tishomingo; two sisters, Sheila Latham of Jackson, Tenn., and Judy Shefflett of Tishomingo; two brothers, Thomas Cornelius of Memphis and Tim Cornelius of Las Vegas, Nev.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Webster Cornelius.

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

 

JAMES EARL CORNELIUS SR.

MARIETTA ‑ James Earl Cornelius Sr., 72, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at the Hardin County General Hospital. He was a resident of Marietta for the past 17 years. He was a Pentecostal.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth with the Rev. Nelson Hight and the Rev. Wayne Isbell officiating. Burial will be in Farmington Hearst Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, James Earl "Jamie" Cornelius Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.: four daughters, Linda Cornelius Wunsch of New Harbor, Wash., Rebecca McRocklin and her husband, Ken, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Lori Ann Planer of Corinth, and Mancy Sue Reece and her husband, Jeff, of Marietta: one stepdaughter, Lynn Anderson of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren. Matthew Whitley, Jason Whitley, Raechel Wunsch, James Reddell. Todd Reddell, Adam Reece and Dalton Anderson; two great‑grandchildren; three brothers, William O. "Bill" Cornelius and his wife, Leota, Paul T. Cornelius and John Cornelius, all of Corinth; five sisters, Grace Griffin and her husband, Tillman, Ruth Pence and her husband, Roger, Margaret Hardin and Bonetha "Bonnie" Strickland, all of Corinth, and Elizabeth Rush and he, husband, Jerry, of Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mark M. Cornelius; his mother, Annie Kate Wheeler Cornelius; a stepson, Johnnie Shiflet, a daughter, Melissa Cornelius Armstrong; and a sister. Christine Simmons.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

 

JIMMY CORNELIUS SR.

NASHVILLE - Jimmy Cornelius Sr., 58, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the Summit Medical Center in Nashville. He was a native of Tishomingo and CEO of Cornelius Sales LLC.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Tishomingo Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Owen officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Wolf and husband, Andy, of Buffalo, N. Y.; two sons, Jimmy Cornelius Jr. of Nashville and Tommy Cornelius of Franklin, Tenn.; his mother, Zelma Irene Morgan Cornelius of Tishomingo; two sisters, Sheila Latham of Jackson, Tenn., and Judy Shefflett of Tishomingo; two brothers, Thomas Cornelius of Memphis and Tim Cornelius of Las Vegas, Nev.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Webster Cornelius.

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

 

MAGGIE CORNELIUS

GOLDEN - Maggie Johnson Cornelius, 95, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at the Red Bay Hospital.. she was a native of Mississippi and a homemaker. She was a member f the Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edward Reid and Thomas Cornelius; a daughter, Louise Massey; and two sons, William Reid and Leland Reid.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with the Rev. Bobby Watkins officiating. Burial will be in the Dennis Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Lula Orrick, of Conroe, Texas; one brother, Herman Johnson of Hackleburg, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Steven Webb, Kelly McVey, Jonah McVey, Mike Thompson, Zack Massey and Roger Hester.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

 

MARGARET CORNELIUS

TISHOMINGO - Margaret Sparks Cornelius, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at her home after a long illness. She was born Nov. 24, 1929, in Belmont to Rubin and Mary Sparks. She was a graduate of Tishomingo High School. She married Pat Cornelius on Dec. 20, 1947. She was an employee of Genesco for 23 years. She had a deep and abiding concern for others and she had many friends who love her deeply and will miss her friendly face and sweet smile.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tishomingo Baptist Church with Bro. Robbie Crane and Bro. Paul Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Pat Cornelius of Tishomingo; a son, Michael Cornelius of Savoy, Ill.; a daughter, Mary Margaret Stout and husband, Carl, of Alabaster, Ala.; two sisters, Jimmie Lee Sparks and Eva Sparks of Dennis; a brother, Paul Sparks and wife, Joan, of Indianola; two grandchildren, Carla Thompson and husband, Stanley, of Bessemer, Ala., and Stephanie Wolbrecht and husband, Jim, of Pelham, Ala.; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Kacie Long and Jacklyn Wolbrecht.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Sparks.

Pallbearers will be James Browning, Wayne Gray, Willis Page, George Monroe, Troy Dean and Kirby McRae.

Honorary pallbearers will be Alvis McRae and Merle Trimm.

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

 

PAULETTE CORNELISON

IUKA - Paulette Letson Cornelison, 58, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church and was formerly employed at the Lee Company in Mobile, Ala. She enjoyed sports and spending time with her family and she especially loved her "baby dog", Muffy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Mavous Phifer officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Cornelison of Burnsville; her mother, Azline Clark of Iuka; one stepson, Casey Cornelison of Corinth; two sisters, Barbara Laird and husband, Terry, of Iuka and Janice Bryson of Corinth; three nephews, Kristopher Lee Bush, Jeremy Bush and Nick Bryson and wife, Amy, all of Corinth; two nieces, Jessica Long of Corinth and Stephanie Long of Iuka; two great-nephews, Zachary Laird of Iuka and Jordan Ross of Corinth; two great-nieces, Felicia Laird of Iuka and Ivy Leigh Bush of Corinth; a special friend, Peggy Collins of Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her father, Travis Lee Letson; and her grandparents, Frank and Ada Allred and Robert Edward and Maudie Irene Letson.

Pallbearers will be James Allred, Earnest Allred, Jimmy Lindsing, Jamie Pruitt, Charles Miles and Harold Ray Cornelison. Honorary pallbearer will be Anthony Laird.

 

RANDY CORNELIUS

HAMILTON, Ala. - Randy Lynn Cornelius, 32, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, Ala.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at the Detroit Church of God in Detroit, Ala. with Charles Gilbert officiating. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Tishomingo. Ludlam Funeral Directors of Iuka was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Heather Cornelius of Hamilton, Ala.; a daughter, Rachel Cornelius of Hamilton, Ala.; his mother, Laverne Cornelius of Tishomingo; a brother, Ruel Cornelius Jr. and wife, Karen, of Iuka; two sisters, Susan Barksdale and husband, Mark, of Vina, Ala., and Jennifer Hoard and husband, Shane, of Booneville; a nephew, Jonathan Davis Cornelius of Iuka.

 

F. L. COSBY

BOONEVILLE ‑ Frederick Loil "F. L." Cosby, 79, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at Baptist Memo­rial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Tishomingo County. He was a retired heavy equipment oper­ator and diesel mechanic. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Booneville Masonic Lodge He was a member of Tuscumbia Baptist Church, Eastern Star and the Prentiss County Sportsmen Club He was a U. S. Amy veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. An avid sportsman, he also enjoyed camping.

Services will be at 2 p m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Lowery and Bro. Jason Pitcher officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Maedell Lee Cosby, whom he married Nov. 10, 1943; one son, Lar­ry Joe Cosby, and his wife. Linda, of Booneville; two daughters, Dianne McAnally and her husband, Loyal Dean, and Brenda Massey and her husband, Tommy, all of Booneville: one sister, Beatrice Elliott of Tishomingo; seven grandchildren, Suzzette Staling$ and her husband, Ralph, of Bruce. Angela Denson and her husband, Michael. of Booneville, Mitzi Robinson and her husband, Wayne, of Oxford, Karey McAnally and his wife, Kim, Jennifer Cummings and her husband, Scottie, Brandon Massey and Angileah Massey, all of Booneville; two step grandchildren, Scotty Davis of Atlanta. Go and Nicholas Davis of Booneville, six great‑grandchildren, Celeste and Keenan Ross, Trae and Bronson Per­rigo, Wesley Robinson and Logan McAnnally.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Scale Johns Cos­by; five sisters; and a brother.

Masons will serve as pallbearers

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 16808, Jackson MS 39236.

 

JOHN HENRY COSBY

TISHOMINGO - John Henry Cosby, 94, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at his residence. He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church and Jackson Camp Baptist Church. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 412 for 64 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Mavous Phifer officiating. Burial will be in the Jackson Camp Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Harold Cosby of Battle Creek, Mich.; one brother, James Cosby and his wife, Betty, of Tishomingo; one sister, Clora Westbrook and her husband, Julian, of Meridian; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Shackleford Cosby; his parents, Jim and Emma Cosby; one brother, Wilmer Cosby; two sisters, Jessie Fay Pardue and Bessie Shackleford.

Pallbearers will be Masons.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and continue until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

HELEN COSGROVE

WARREN, Mich. - Helen Geneva Johnson Storey Carroll Cosgrove, 88, died Jan. 19, 2001, at the Abbey Living Center in Warren, Mich. She was the daughter of the late William Martin and Lena Alice Johnson of Rienzi. She married Henry Leander Storey of the Pisgah community in 1931; he preceded her in death.

Burial was Jan. 30, 2001, in the Clinton Grove Cemetery in Mt. Clemens, Mich. The Cremation Society of Michigan was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Eva Louise Storey Van Wet of Shelby Township, Mich.; five grandchildren, Linda Griffing, Robin Nelson, Dale Van Vliet, Laura Jones and Tina Galick; 12 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; three sisters, Hazel Richardson of Rienzi,

Martha Phillips of New Albany and Elizabeth Craver of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, George Johnson, David Johnson and Taylor Johnson; and three sisters, Laura Gene, Maurine Pardue and Alice Johnson.

 

ANTHONY R. 'TONY" COSS

BOONEVILLE - TSGT (Ret.) Anthony R. 'Tony" Coss, 66, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at Kesler Air Force Base Hospital n Biloxi after an extended illness. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force and the U. S. Postal Service. He had served two tours in Vietnam while in the Air Force. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wesley and Catherine Coss; and his stepmother, Ola Coss.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Lambert officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Church of God Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Betty Lambert Coss; one daughter, Lori Podlasiak and her husband, Greg, of Powhatan Point, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Janet Smith of Long Beach and Teresa Joubert of Amherst, N. H.; one half-sister, Phyllis Conto of Ohio: three half-brothers, Wesley Coss of Ft. Worth, Texas; Pecky Coss of West Virginia and Jimmy Coss of Martins Ferry, Ohio; two grandchildren; four step grandchildren; a very special sister-in-law, Brenda Cartwright of Booneville; five special brothers-in-law, Billy Lambert of Somerville, Tenn., and Tulon, Hoyle, Ricky and Randy Lambert, all of Booneville; very special friends in Ft Worth, Texas.

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

 

ELLIS COUNCE

BOONEVILLE ‑ Ellis Robert Counce, 72, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born July 18, 1928, to the late John and Agnes Lyons Counce. He was a member of East Booneville Baptist Church and a veter­an of World War II He was a retired salesman and a lifelong resident of Prentiss County.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rickey Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Amy Counce of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Evaline Council and one broth­er, Gene Counce.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Bolts, Marvin Burcham, Dr. Cliff Cartwright, Merrill Cartwright, Gerald Green, Travis Halley, Granville McCoy and R. B. Pritchard.

 

ERNESTINE COUNCE

CORINTH - Ernestine Leora Strickland Counce, 91, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, in Corinth. She and her husband enjoyed operating a neighborhood grocery store in Corinth for more than 50 years. Her customers were her friends. She was the oldest member of the East Corinth Baptist Church, where she attended faithfully as long as she was able. She was always interested in people and enjoyed helping those in need. She enjoyed traveling.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Dicky Counce and wife, Paulette, of New Iberia, La., and the Rev. Harris Counce Jr. and wife, Mary Ida, of Corinth; a daughter, Sue Mullins of Corinth; a brother, Harold Strickland of Germantown, Tenn.; two sisters, Maybelle Joslin of New Albany and Dorothy Hamlin of Memphis; 16 grandchildren, Nancy Bailey of Cullman, Ala., Netia Caviness of Ripley, Nebra King of Memphis, Nenna Stubbs of Ripley, Nandra Nabors of Ripley, Jonathan Counce of Lake Charles, La., Phillip Counce of Tupelo, Donna Mahan of Titusville, Fla., Mike Mullins of Cleveland, Chuck Mullins of Grenada, Ricky Counce of Baton Rouge, La., Connie Boudine of Lafayette, La., Christy Schwing of New Iberia, La., Scott Counce of Folsom, La., Kim Thomas of Hattiesburg and Tina Espenan of New Orleans; 42 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harris K. Counce Sr.; her parents, Richard and Mattie Strickland; two brothers, Dwight Strickland and Gene Strickland; and a son-in-law, Gene Mullins.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jonathan Counce, Phillip Counce, Rickey Counce, Scott Counce, Mike Mullins and Chuck Mullins.

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

 

GUY COUNCE

BOONEVILLE ‑ Roy Guy Chance, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Prentiss County to H. C. and Matte Lenora Fear, Counce. He was a relined electrician, and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and the church choir. An award‑winning and published poet, he was an active mem­ber of the Prentiss County Wilkins Forum and the Magnolia Dulcimer Club.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Frank Millender officiating. Banal will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Grace Shook Counce, whom he married April 22, 1940; three daugh­ters. Lourine Gullet and her husband, Charles. of Booneville, Nita Hayes of Booneville, and Kathleen Roberts of Little Rack, Ark.; one brother, J. R. Counce and his wife, Pauline, of Booneville; five grandchildren: five great‑grandchildren Pallbearers will be Charles Gullett, Tommy Comics, Jimmy Lee Cannes, Kevin Cramp, Kevin Keller, Mike Keller, Layton Wilkerson and Ben Roberts.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

LOUISE MCKINNEY WONIK COUNCE

CORINTH - Louise McKinney Wonik Counce, 89, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

She had been an active member of the Christ United Methodist Church congregation since 1923. She gathered and wrote The History of Christ United Methodist Church which was published in 1991 and covered more that 80 years from the church's organization in 1906

Preceded in death by, father, Thomas R. Taylor, mother, Edna Kimbrough Taylor, first Husband, Edward D. Wonik, brothers, Buddy Taylor, Wesley Taylor, sisters, Lois Ruth Cates, Minnie Lee Fuller, Stella Smith Adopted father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McKinney

She is survived by her husband George "Wirt" Counce of Corinth, Ms,8 nieces, Wanda Stephenson & husband Steve of Greenbriar AK,

Gene Fike & husband Don of Mt Hope AL, Ruth Byron of Hugo OK, Mildred Marsh & husband Lester of Alex. OK, Bobbie Cates Walker & husband Jim of Broken Arrow OK, Mary Louise Maddux & husband Robert of Trinity TX,

Joann Howard & husband Donny of Mount Pleasant TX,

Pat Barton & husband Jim of Lone Star TX, several nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be will be from 2 - 4 p.m. Thursday September 7, 2000

Funeral services, 4 p.m. Thursday September 7, 2000, at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Rev. Steve Kennedy will officiate Burial will be in Henry Cemetery Memorial Gardens

Pallbearers, John Sanders, Jr., J. P. Atkins, George Tucker, Harold Whitehurst, Charles Clifton, Joe Robertson.

Honorary Pallbearers, Christian Crusaders Ladies Sunday School Class of Christ United Methodist Church

 

MARTHA S. COUNCE

Martha S. Counce, 86, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at the Alcorn County Care Inn, after an extended illness.

Services were Saturday, Jan. 6, at noon at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial was in Old Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Counce was a housewife and a Baptist. She was preceded in Death by tier husband, Audrea N. Counce; and two sons. Billy Spencer aid Jimmy Counce.

She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Robinson of Rienzi, Bobbie Barnes of Kirkville and Pat Kendall of Hernando; seven grandchildren, Ricky Bares, Tony Barnes, Debbie Thornton, Teri Moody, Darrell Robinson, Craig Robinson and Kelly Crowe; and one brother, William E. Spencer of Booneville.

 

NORA COWAN

BALDWYN - Nora Cowan, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing Company and a member of Jericho Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Herndon and Bro. Wayne Frederick officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Wade H. Cowan of Baldwyn; a daughter, Jeanie Barron and her husband, Bro. Earl Barron, of Baldwyn; grandchildren, Michael and Samantha Barron, and Michelle and Justin Greer, all of Baldwyn; a great-grandchild, Michael Wade Barron; a sister, Flora Wallis of Baldwyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Saul and Sallie Davis Allen.

 

RAY COWART

Mack Ray Cowart, 55, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Services were Friday, March 15, at 11 a.m. at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Moody officiating. Burial was n the Veterans Administration National Cemetery in Corinth.

Mr. Cowart was born March 9, 1947, in Panama City, Fla., the son of Edward and Cora Bell Cowart. He was a tugboat captain and engineer before becoming disabled. He was a member of Payne's Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by three daughters, Valerie Stutts and her husband, Robert, of Baldwyn, Amy Weathers and her husband. William, and Jessica Hymel, all of Corinth; three sons, James Olive and his wife, Pam, of Shannon, Bobby Olive and his wife. Pam, of Booneville, and Wyatt Hymel of Corinth: a brother, Raymond Cowan of Florida; his special companion, Linda Meteer of Corinth, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Copeland Cowart; a brother. Jerry Lee Cowart: and a grandson, Jonathan Dale Sanders.

Pallbearers were Wyatt Hymel, Kenny Ray Weathers, Justin Lane Johnson, Bobby Bruce Olive, Timothy Wayne Weathers, Randall Meteer, Chris Weathers, Chris Wardlaw and James Meteer.

 

 

BESSIE RAY COX

Bessie Ray Cox, 91, of Booneville, died Tuesday, Aug. 8. 1995. in Alcorn Care Inn in Corinth after an extended illness.

Graveside services were Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. at Booneville Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Cox was a retired school teacher, having taught physical education for more than 30 years in Port Arthur. Texas. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Boonville.

She is survived by her caregiver, Novis Brooks of Booneville; one niece and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mittie Belle Hollandsworth; and her four brothers, Bill Cox, Reuben Cox, Roy Cox and Bruce Cox.

 

DOYLE COX

DUMAS - Doyle Cox, 70, died Friday, March 1, 1991, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired farmer and janitor with Pine Grove School in Tippah County. He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Excail Burleson, the Rev. Bill Dowdy and the Rev. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Chriswell Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Iva Morrison Cox of Dumas; one daughter, Joyce Williams of Blue Mountain: two sons, Chris Cox of Dumas and Eugene Cox of Ripley-, three sisters, Virginia Michaels of Millington, Tenn., Irene Hall of Southaven and Carolyn Thompson of Reseda, Calif.: two brothers, Ivan Cox of Memphis and Dean Cox of Dumas: five grandchildren.

 

ELTON NASH COX

NEW SITE - Elton Nash Cox, 55, died Monday at his residence after a sudden illness. He was a retired farmer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Aldridge Cox of New Site; six daughters, Pamela Spencer of Winona, Karen Eaton if Marietta, Dale Timms of Dorsey, Joan Blankenship of Tupelo, Cathy Adams of Fairview tad Anita Darlene Cox of the come; one son, Elton Lane Cox of Iuka; his father, Frank Cox of Iuka; four brothers, Ewell Cox, Bill Cox, Dennis Cox and Cleveland Cox, all of Iuka; 12 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Danny Timms, Michael Spencer, Larry Eaton, Clayton Adams, Jerry Crowe and Gerald Crowe.

 

EUEL COX

TISHOMINGO - Euel Cox, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital after a sudden illness. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He was an avid bird hunter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jerry George officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Cox of Tishomingo; two sons and their wives, Lanny and Becky Cox of Tishomingo, and Vic and Frances Rogers of Falkner; three daughters and their husbands, Krystal and Jerry Patterson of Tishomingo, Rita and Marty Wydra of Lytle, Texas, and Pauline and David Middleton of Selmer, Tenn.; a brother, Cleve Cox of Tishomingo; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Velva Cox; his parents, Frank and Sadie Cox; three brothers, Dennis, Bill and Nash Cox; and an infant grandson.

Pallbearers will be Luke Patterson, Terry Evans, Leon Patterson, Todd Clemmons, David Hamm and Craig Middleton.

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

 

 

FRANCES COX

RIVER RIDGE, La. ‑ Frances Gillespie Cox , e6, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, at the Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, La., after a brief illness. She was a home­maker and a member of the DAR. She was past president of the Booneville Woman's Club and a for­mat member of the Pilot Club, and active in other civic activities. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville for many years.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thurs­day at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones officiat­ing. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Robert G. Cox of Brandon and James B. Cox of River Ridge, La.; two grand­children; three great‑grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Henry "Bob" Cox, and a brother, Silas Gillespie.

Visitation will be from 5 10 8 p.m. today and until service time Thurs­day.

 

HAZEL ALLENE COX

HICKORY FLAT - Hazel Allene Cox, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Benton County. She was a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Leonard Howell, Bro. Jim Buchanan, Bro. Faron Ash and Bro. Larry West officiating. Burial will be in Bluff Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Ashland.

Survivors include a son, Earl H. Jordan Jr. and wife, Glynda, of Plainview, Texas; two sons, Joe Jordan and wife, Debbie, of Corinth and Terry Jordan and wife, Barbara, of Michigan City; a daughter, Wanda Stanton and husband, Johnny, of Hickory Flat; two daughters, Betty Pate and husband, Ron, of Florence, Ala., and Cindy Childers and husband, David, of New Albany; three brothers, Billy Elliott of Ashland, Marion Elliott Jr. of Holly Springs and Roger Elliott of Potts Camp; two sisters, Alice Velena West of Ashland and Patsy Bolden of Holly Springs; two stepsons, Lynn Cox and wife, Georgianna, of Olive Branch, and Larry Cox and wife, Joan, of Potts Camp; a stepdaughter, Linda Orman and husband, Gary, of Ripley; a son-in-law, Max Howell of Florence, Ala.; 22 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl Jordan Sr. and Leon Cox; a daughter, Allene Holmes; a grandson, Kevin Cox; a son-in-law, Henry Mansel; and her parents, Marion C. Elliott and Bessie Childers Elliott.

 

JANE KENDRICK COX

BOONEVILLE - Jane Kendrick Cox, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company and a member of Snowdown Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Snowdown Church of Christ with Ministers Don Green and James Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Carron Vanderford and her husband, Bobby, of Rienzi, and Cathy Sumler and her husband, Steve, of Jacinto; four sisters, Gail Eaton and her husband, John Wayne, of Booneville, Kathleen Tucker and her husband, Wallace, of Jacinto,  and Othello Floyd and her husband, William, and Rebecca Hopper, all of Snowdown; six brothers, Lee Kendrick and his wife, Eloise, and Randle Kendrick and his wife, Brenda, all of Booneville, Dave Kendrick and his wife, Ann, of Baldwyn, Joe Kendrick and his wife, Debbie, of Fond du Lac, Wis., Preston Kendrick and his wife, Diane, of Decatur, and Darrell Kendrick and his wife, Ramona, of Blue Springs; her grandchildren, Brandon Sumler, Malcolm and April Rorie, and Justin Sumler and Cassie; six great-grandchildren, Brooke, Jaicey, Hannah, Autumn, Madelyn and Justin; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bondy and Lois Kendrick; a son-in-law, Marcus Rorie; a granddaughter, Jennifer Rorie; and two brothers, George and Jack Kendrick.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today at the church.

 

JEWEL COX

IUKA - Jewel Cox, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Rutledge-Salem United Methodist Church. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, quilting and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Del Blackman officiating. Burial will be in Rutledge-Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Larry Cox, Clifford Cox and James Cox, all of Iuka; three brothers, Herman Luttrell of Naples, Texas, Taylor Luttrell of Holly Springs and George Rutledge of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stacy Cox, and two sons, Leonard Hoyt Cox and Raymond Cox.

Pallbearers will be Tony Jackson, Anthony Jackson, Cliff Cox, Tim Cox, Jeff Cox and Clayton Cox.

 

LAVADA LAMBERT COX

Lavada Lambert Cox, 81, of Booneville, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extend­ed illness.

Services were Monday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial was in Box's Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Cox was a housewife and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church where she was active in her Sunday School class. She was the widow of Lawrence Cox.

She is survived by six daughters and their husbands, Doris and Robert Jobe of Lakeland, Fla., Patricia and Timothy Burke of Huntsville, Ala., Brenda and Jerry Grant of Rolling Fork, Shirley and Glenn Anderson of Olive Branch, Glenda and George Lee of Birmingham, Ala., and Deborah and Steve Fleming of Wheeler; three sisters, Orbie Coley of Thrasher, Zena Coley of Booneville and Sybil Barron of Tupelo; a brother, Rayburn Lambert of Ten­nessee; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida Lambert; one daughter, Louise Cox; two sisters, Sula Cole and Maydie Cur­tis; and one brother, Earl Lambert.

Pallbearers were Stan Kuykendall, Brian Burke, Matthew Burke, Stephen Fleming, Pat Lambert and Max Coley.

 

 

MAURINE COX

BOONEVILLE - Maurine Cox, 73, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at her home after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Jumpertown United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Booneville Civitan Club. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert McCoy and the Rev. Steve Devore officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Cox and wife, Teresa, and Wayne Cox and wife, Janet, all of Booneville; a son-in-law, Ralph Lauderdale of Booneville; two sisters, Lynn Roberts and Shirley Chittom, both of Booneville; six grandchildren, 1eeJa Cummings, Tabatha Michael, Cory and Zac Cox, Kevin Sheffield and Terry Leigh Clayton; five great-grandchildren, Cody, Wesley and Whitney Cummings, Tyler Bearden and Taylor Michael.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Travis Cox; her parents, Gordon and Mac Rhoads; a daughter, Deborah Cox Lauderdale; and two brothers, W. G. and Alfred Rhoads.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NEMCC Deborah Cox Lauderdale Memorial Scholarship, c/o Patrick Eaton, 100 Cunningham Blvd.,

Booneville MS 38829; or Jumpertown United Methodist Church Building Fund, 886 Hwy. 4 W., Booneville MS 38829.

 

 

MRS. NANNIE COX,

In Memoriam

Died on the 27th of Sept. at her home in Baldwyn, Miss. Mrs. Nannie Cox, wife of Dr. E. A. Cox in the forty- third year of her age.

The home she made so happy, with beauty, and evidences of refinement, on all sides, is filled with mourning, and upon the hearts of those most deeply bereft, (the husband and son) lies a grief too great for tears. Ah! none may know how they sorrow for the missing voice, and the vanished hands. None know the desolation of that house, where late this loving wife, and noble Christian mother, adorned so nobly her station. In the death of this dear woman, we as her friends, and as a community, feel that our loss is irreparable. In the Church, the Sabbath school, by the couch of the suffering, around the fireside, her influence and labors were known, and appreciated. Her life page is indeed beautiful with a tracery of exalted virtues, and without blot or blemish, lies out before us an example worthy of imitation. How strangely mysterious this dispensation which has removed from rich fields of usefulness (where were sheaves to bind, and golden grains to garner) this Christian laborer! Already dear childish hands, pitiful with orphanage were held out to her for help, and guidance. To us, as mortals, it is a sealed enigma, which God alone can solve. But we know that "He doeth all things well." May the Blessed Christ take the dear childish hands and lead them with his own. May He who "tempereth the winds to the Shorn Lamb," pity the dear bereaved ones in their affliction. May they hear the whispered voice, which tells of the Sunshine after the Storm, of the cross but then the crown, of the White Lilies that grow by the stream inside the Gates, of the willows where the Harps hang, of the shining robes which the faithful wear, of the white Throne from whence comes a welcome: "Through much tribulation you have come up to the "Beautiful city." Faithful have you been over a few things behold I make you ruler over many!"

 

TRAVIS V. COX

Travis V. Cox, 73, of Booneville, died Monday, July 3, 2001, at the Alcorn County Care Inn in Corinth after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, July 4, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Anderson and the Rev. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial was in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Mr. Cox was retired Circuit Clerk for Prentiss County, serving 20 years unopposed. He was a lifelong member of Jumpertown United Methodist Church, a Mason, Shriner and member of the Eastern Star. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hester and Era Jumper Cox; one daughter, Deborah Cox Lauderdale; and three brothers, Doyle, Arvid and Otis Cox.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maurine Rhoades Cox; two sons, Terry R. Cox and his wife, Teresa, and Wayne Cox and his wife, Janet, all of Booneville; a son-in-law, Ralph Lauderdale of Booneville; three brothers, Troy Cox and James Hester Cox Jr., both of Booneville and Hayden Cox of Brandon; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

His nephews were pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Jumpertown United Methodist Church Building Fund, 888 Hwy. 4 West, Booneville, MS 38829 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville. MS 38829.

 

WILLADEAN H. COX

Willadean H. Cox, 71, died Monday, March 18, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a native of Mississippi. She was a retired set-up operator for KD Metal Company, where she worked for 15 years. She was preceded in death by her hus­band, Dennis Franklin Cox, in 1997.

Services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. William Burcham offi­ciating. Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Cox of Belmont and Steve Cox of Tishomingo; two granddaughters, Amanda Cox and Kayla Cox, both of Belmont; a sister Delores Gas­away of Dennis.

 

 

WOODROW COX

Woodrow Cox, 88, of Guntown, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 14. Burial was in Unity Cemetery.

Local survivors include a daughter, Brenda Gentry of Baldwyn.

 

 

AUDIE ODELL CRABB

Audie Odell Crabb, 55, of 709 Austin avenue, Sheffield, died at Colbert County Hospital today at 5:45 am after a two week illness.

He was the owner and operator of Westside Market of Sheffield.  He moved here from Red Bay in 1944.  He had been a member of the Methodist Church for most of his life and at the present time was a member of the Montgomery Ave. congregation.

Funeral services will be held from the Montgomery Ave. Methodist Church Friday at 2 pm with Rev. Lumpkin Hallmark of Birmingham officiating.  Burial will follow in Sheffield Oakwood.

The body will be at the funeral home until time for the service.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Mae Crabb; three sons, James, William O., and Charles W. Crabb, all of Sheffield; two grandchildren, three brothers, Luther Crabb, Tampa Fla., Walter A. Crabber, Tupelo, Miss., Claude Crabb, Racine, Wis., four sisters, Mrs. Arlin Grimes, Nebo, Miss., Mrs. Dwelt Pipkin, Booneville, Miss., Mrs., Wilford  Kilburn, Red Bay, Mrs. Leonard Moody, Belmont, Miss., and other relatives.

Bearers will be Buddy Turley, WJ Rhodes, HA Patterson, OP Green, John Middleton, James Nix, Charlie Streit, TW Lovelace, Spry of Sheffield in charge.

 

BILLIE SUE "SUSIE" CRABB

1930 – 2004

 

Billie Sue "Susie" Crabb, 73, of Longview passed away January 29, 2004. She was born on December 30, 1930, in Dennis, Mississippi to Harlyn Patterson and Lola Claunch. She Graduated from Sheffield High School in 1948. She married Charles Crabb on July 16, 1948 in Corinth, Miss. He preceded her in death on September 21, 1998.

Susie moved to Longview in 1968 from Sheffield, Alabama. She worked at Fibre Federal Credit Union as a Teller Supervisor until her retirement in 1983.

She enjoyed doing crafts, crossword puzzles and reading.

She was open, honest and had a wonderful sense of humor. Susie was a loving mother and friend.

Survivors include three daughters, Cay Devin of Woodinville, Washington, Coni Millsaps of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky and Cindy Johnson of Longwood, Florida; four grandsons, Tyler Davis of La Habra, California, Cameron Davis and Kristopher Millsaps both of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky and Charlie Johnson of Longwood, Florida; granddaughter, Erika Kjose of Longwood, Florida; sister, Barbara Roland of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; two sons-in-law, Steve Devin of Woodinville, Washington, Jeff Johnson of Longwood, Florida; along with a niece and a nephew.

Viewing will be Monday, February 2, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. until the service.

A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2, 2004, at Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park and Crematory.

Memorial contributions can be made to Community Home Health & Hospice,

PO Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.

Steele Chapel at Longview

Memorial Park and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Longview Daily News on 1/31/2004.

Source: Daughter Cay Devin

 

CHARLES W. CRABB

Charles William Crabb, 71, of Longview, died Sept. 21, 1998, at the Hospice Care Center. He was born June 13, 1927, in Belmont, Miss., to Audie and Effie Mae (Anglin) Crabb, and came to Longview in 1968 from Sheffield, Ala., where he had lived since 1944.  He graduated from Sheffield High School in 1947 and attended the University of Alabama at Florence.  He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War.  On July 16, 1948, he and Billie Sue Susie Patterson were married.  Mr. Crabb worked for Reynolds Metals Co. in Sheffield and in the Longview cable plant for a total of 40 years, retiring as plant superintendent.  He enjoyed golf and bowling.  Memberships included the Eagles, Elks and Longview Rolling Eagles.

            Survivors include his wife, Susie, at home; three daughters, Cay Devin of Tacoma, Coni Milsaps of Mount Sterling, Ky., and Cindy Johnson of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Billy Crabb of Montgomery, Ala., and James Crabb of Sheffield; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Steele Chapel with private entombment at Longview Memorial Park.  Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Steele.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Health & Hospice, P. O. Box 2067, Longview, WA  98632. 

 

 

EFFIE M. CRABB

Mrs. Effie Mae Crabb, 82, of 713 Pickwick, Sheffield, died Thursday at Shoals Hospital, Sheffield. She was a native of Belmont, Miss., proprietor of Westside Market, and a member of First Baptist Church of Sheffield.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spry Funeral Home chapel, Sheffield, with the Rev. David Jicka officiating.  Burial will be in Sheffield Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Survivors include sons, Charles William Crabb, Longview, Wash., William Odell Crabb, Montgomery, James Edward Crabb, Sheffield; sister, Mrs. Gertrude Hill, Waycross, Ga.; eight grandchildren.

Bearers will be friends and grandchildren.

 

 

ELMILA ANN CRABB

Elmila Ann Crabb, 88, of 304 Hatchie St., Booneville, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1993, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Services were Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery. Mrs. Crabb was the widow of O. C. Crabb. She was a housewife.

She is survived by two daughters, Joy Morton of Memphis and Betty Condron of Miami, Fla.; a son, J. Q. Weaver of Booneville; and four grandchildren.

 

 

ELIZABETH HATHCOCK CRABB

Elizabeth Hathcock Crabb (4 Nov 1856 MS - 24 Oct 1940 Booneville, Prentiss Co, MS- wife of James Walter Crabb)

Mrs. JW Crabb Dies Last Thursday

Mrs. Elizabeth Hathcock died at her home near Mt.Nebo last Thursday, following an illness of a few days. Mrs. Crabb was the widow of the late James Walter Crabb, who died on the same date three years ago. She had been a resident of this county for many years and was one of the finest women of the community. She was loved by each each and every one who knew her. She was the ideal wife and mother, who always looked after her home and family.

She was a general favorite in the neighborhood and was always ready to extend a helping hand to those who were in need. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and always did her part to advance its cause/ when she could. No one will be more greatly missed than she. She would have reached her 84th birthday on November 4th.

She is survived by her eight-sons, Will W., Dr. J. V., Lum E., J. Prentiss, Houston, R. C. and Oscar and two daughters, Mrs. Lula Jones of New Site and Mrs. Lipe who lives in Texas and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services were held at Siloam on Friday. She was buried in the Church Cemetery.

SOURCE: the Booneville Independent 31 October 1940

 

 

EUGENE CRABB

PADEN - Eugene Crabb, 75, died Thursday, June 19, 1997, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired carpenter. He was a past Master and current secretary of Robert G. Smith Lodge No. 412 F. & A. M. in Paden. He served the Grand Lodge of Mississippi F, & A. M. as district deputy Grand Lecturer of the 1st District from 1981 to 1994. He was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, York Rite and Shrine.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Ralph Gulp officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Adeline Crabb of Paden; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery and Melba Crabb of Paden; two sisters,. Dorothy Dailey of Burnsville and , Doris Kennedy of California; one brother, Donald Crabb of Iuka; three grandchildren, Michael, Erin and Casey Crabb of Paden; one step grandchild, Trey Slaton of Paden.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Cass, Huey Bates, Bobby Dean Lambert, Jackie Joe Hunt, Randy Maness and Charles South. Hoyt Lowery will be an honorary pallbearer.

 

HELEN CRABB

CORINTH - Helen Brown Crabb, 68, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Whitfield Nursing Home. She was born April 8, 1936. She married Willie Joe Crabb on Aug. 18, 1956. She was a member of Biggersville Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Hamm and the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, Randall Crabb and wife, Judy, of Corinth; a daughter, Deborah Lynn Essary and husband, Dwayne, of Corinth; a brother, Mark Twain Brown and wife, Nella Vee, of Rienzi; two sisters, Nellie Clark of Corinth and Mildred Smith of Rienzi; grandchildren, Holly Killough and husband, Dewayne, and Heather Crabb; a great-grandchild, Grace Killough; special nieces, Theresa Roseberry, Lindsay Pearson and Marcey Horner; a nephew, Tim Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Joe Crabb; a brother, Gilbert Brown; and her parents, Howard and Ione Brown.

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

 

HUMBERT VESTER CRABB

MARIETTA - Humbert Vester Crabb, 81, died Sunday, March 3, 1991, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after an extended illness. He was a retired steamfitter for TVA and a Methodist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Donny Riley and the Rev. George Crowden officiating. Burial will he in the Mount Nebo Cemetery.

 

JAMES E. CRABB

CORINTH - James E. Crabb, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at his residence. He was born Aug. 27, 1928, in McNairy County, Tenn., to the late Walter and Ruby Crabb. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Mission where he served as a Deacon for 32 years. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Shady Grove Baptist Mission with the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford and the Rev Merl Dixon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Helen Crabb of Corinth; one son, Ronnie Crabb and his wife, Tammy Kay, of Adamsville; four daughters, Shelia Vanderford and her husband, Thelton, Cindy Dennis and her husband, Tommy, Sherry Rolison and her husband, Paul, and Tammy Hodum and her husband, Gary, all of Corinth; three brothers, Leamon Crabb of Chewella, Tenn., Johnny Crabb of Michie, Tenn., and Jerry Crabb of Corinth; one sister, Clara Mae Burcham of Phil Campbell, Ala.; 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Dildy; his parents; a brother, Joe Crabb; and two sisters, Edna Butler and Grace Latch.

Pallbearers will be J.C. Hall, Chuck NcNalley, Larry Gilliland, Gary Strickland, Greg Smith and Robbie Holmes. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at the church on CR 417.

 

J. PRENTISS CRABB

Former Prentiss County educator and Superintendent of Education, J. Prentiss Crabb, died Sunday at the Hamilton Mercy Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio, Mr. Crabb who turned 93 the day before his death, began teaching in 1920 after graduating from Union University in Jackson, Tenn. In 1940 he was elected

Superintendent of the Prentiss County School System, a position he held for three terms in office. He retired from the Prentiss County School System in 1962 and moved to St. Louis where he taught until he retired at age 70. Mr. Crabb returned to Booneville where he remained until 1990 and the passing of his wife Jane. He then moved to Ohio where his one son, James W. Crabb lived. Mr. Crabb died after an extended illness.

Born one of 10 children, Mr. Crabb was the last living survivor of James Walter and Elizabeth Heathcock Crabb. Mr. Crabb was a member of the Masonic Lodge, retired teachers association and the First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Church's Men's Sunday School Class. He was actively involved in all three as well as education.

Mr. Crabb leaves behind several nieces and nephews in the area including former Mayor Charles Crabb. Charles Crabb said his uncle's one joy in life was to help children through the field of education. His uncle's love for children and his dedication to teaching helped set him aside in the lives of many as he had taught in nearly every school in Prentiss County.

Born in eastern Prentiss County and traveling to new areas to continue his teaching profession, one could only wonder the impact Mr. Prentiss Crabb has had on so many throughout the years.

Mr. Crabb's return to Prentiss County, if only by death, is a true example of the love he shared for his home, and many people will never soon forget him. May God Bless us All, The Prentiss County Progress.

 

 

MRS. JW CRABB Dies Last Thursday

Mrs. Elizabeth Hathcock died at her home near Mt. Nebo last Thursday, following an illness of a few days. Mrs. Crabb was the widow of the late James Walter Crabb, who died on the same date three years ago. She had been a resident of this county for many years and was one of the finest women of the community. She was loved by each and every one who knew her. She was the ideal wife and mother, who always looked after her home and family.

She was a general favorite in the neighborhood and was always ready to extend a helping hand to those who were in need. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and always did her part to advance its cause/ when she could. No one will be more greatly missed than she. She would have reached her 84th birthday on November 4th.

 She is survived by her eight-sons, Will W., Dr. J. V., Lum E., J. Prentiss, Houston, R. C. and Oscar and two daughters, Mrs. Lula Jones of New Site and Mrs. Lipe who lives in Texas and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services were held at Siloam on Friday. She was buried in the Church Cemetery.

SOURCE: the Booneville Independent 31 October 1940

 

 

JAMES HUMBERT CRABB

SPRINGTOWN, Texas - James Humbert Crabb, 49, died Wednesday, June 8, 1989, at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force. He was a former deputy fire chief in Saudi Arabia and a Methodist.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. D. Edge and the Rev. Kenneth Orick officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Sue Taylor Crabb of Springtown. Texas; one daughter, Anita Michelle Crabb of Springtown; one son, James Michael Crabb of Springtown: his father, Humbert V. Crabb of Booneville; three sisters, June McGill of Booneville, Carol McVay of Marietta and Cammie Wilson of Fulton; one brother. Terry Crabb of Oxford: two grandchildren

McNutt

 

 

JAMES W. CRABB

James W. Crabb, 78, of West Chester, died Sunday, June 23, 2002.

Services were Thursday, June 27, at noon with the Rev. Josh Willis and the Rev. James Crabb officiating.

Mr. Crabb was horn June 4, 1924, in Booneville, the son of the late J. Prentiss Crabb and the late Katie Fay (Smith) Crabb. He graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and was an in­surance specialist for P&G for 30 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Greenhills American Legion and the Courts of Praise Christian Center.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth E. (nee Dean) Crabb; chil­dren, the Rev. James P. (Sara) Crabb of West Chester, Cynthia (Joseph) LeGrand of Louisville, Ky., and Sandra Crahb of West Chester, grandchildren, Leah Lawwill, Erin Crabb and Jay and Na­talie Tonne; step grandchildren, Jeff and Jeremy LeGrand; great-grandchildren, Grace Lawwill and Devon Tonne.

 

 

JAMES WALTER CRABB

James Walter Crabb (24 Sept 1856 Lawrence Co TN - 24 Oct 1935

Booneville, Prentiss Co MS)

From "Booneville Independent" Newspaper on October 28, 1937:

James Walter Crabb

Death came to the relief of James Walter Crabb, at an early hour last Saturday morning, as he passed gently into the great beyond. He had suffered intense agony for several months.

Mr. Crabb was born near Lawrenceburg, Tenn., in September, 1856 and was brought to this county at the age of twelve years. When just past eighteen, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Heathcock, in February, 1874. Eleven children were born to them, the oldest dying at the age of about six months. The others all survive. He went to work to provide a home for the family. his first crop was made, plowing an oxe. Later he walked four miles each way and split rails at forty cents per 100 to help buy stock. He settled the old home place fifty years ago and reared his family there. He left twenty-five grand children and thirty-three great-grandchildren.

At his death, he was one of the largest land owners in the county, owning over 1,400 acres. He had realized that death was near and made a will dividing this land among his children.

He was a member of the Methodist church at Nebo and did what he could to support its principles and promote its influence. He was a loving and faithful husband, a devoted and doting father, who did all he could to inculcate ideas of right and consistent living in the minds of his children. He believed in those things that pleasant and honorable in all his dealings. He never sought a public office, but was always ready to help select the best men for holding the county offices.

A short funeral service was held at the home Monday morning, he wife being unable to attend the one later. The main services were held at Siloam church and were under the direction of his pastor, Rev. W. H. Andrews, assisted by Elders J. T. Gullett, J. D. Wroten, presiding elder and E. H. Cunningham of Corinth. They all paid high tribute of love and esteem from those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife, two daughters, Mrs. Lou Jones, New Site and Mrs. Menta Stephens of Belmont and eight sons, Will W., Dr. J. Vester, Houston A., Oscar L., Lum E., D. Chester, R. C. and J. Prentiss. He is also survived by one brother, Tom Crabb of Marietta and a sister, Mrs. George Murphy of Alabama.

The Independent joins in extending the deepest sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.

McMillian and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.

 

 

JAMES WALTER CRABB

Death came to the relief of James Walter Crabb, at an early hour last Saturday morning, as he passed gently into the great beyond.  He had suffered intense agony for several months.

Mr. Crabb was born near Lawrenceburg, Tenn., in September, 1856 and was brought to this county at the age of twelve years.  When just past eighteen, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Heathcock, in February, 1874.  Eleven children were born to them, the oldest dying at the age of about six months. The others all survive.  He went to work to provide a home for the family. his first crop was made, plowing an oxe.  Later he walked four miles each way and split rails at forty cents per 100 to help buy stock.  He settled the old home place fifty years ago and reared his family there.  He left twenty-five grand children and thirty-three great-grandchildren.

At his death, he was one of the largest land owners in the county, owning over 1,400 acres.  He had realized that death was near and made a will dividing this land among his children.

He was a member of the Methodist church at Nebo and did what he could to support its principles and promote its influence.  He was a loving and faithful husband, a devoted and doting father, who did all he could to inculcate ideas of right and consistent living in the minds of his children. He believed in those things that pleasant and honorable in all his dealings. He never sought a public office, but was always ready to help select the best men for holding the county offices.

A short funeral service was held at the home Monday morning, he wife being unable to attend the one later.  The main services were held at Siloam church and were under the direction of his pastor, Rev. W. H. Andrews, assisted by Elders J. T. Gullett, J. D. Wroten, presiding elder and E. H. Cunningham of Corinth.  They all paid high tribute of love and esteem from those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife, two daughters, Mrs. Lou Jones, New Site and Mrs. Menta Stephens of Belmont and eight sons, Will W., Dr. J. Vester, Houston A., Oscar L., Lum E., D. Chester, R. C. and J. Prentiss. He is also survived by one brother, Tom Crabb of Marietta and a sister, Mrs. George Murphy of Alabama.

The Independent joins in extending the deepest sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.

McMillan and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.

 

 

JEFFERY CRABB

TISHOMINGO ‑ Jeffery Gene Crabb, 44, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at his residence due to a farm accident. He was a Mason and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Eugene Crabb.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Catchall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roger Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Survivors include his wife. Melba Crabb of Tishomingo; his mother, Adeline Crabb of Tishomingo; one daughter, Erin Crabb of Tishomingo: two sons. Michael Crabb and Casey Crabb, both of Tishomingo; one step­son, Trey Sidled of Tishomingo.

Pallbearers will be Hafford Luttrell, Hoyt Lowery, Bro. John Cosby, Chris Cass, Bobby Lambert, Gerald Smith, Hughie Bates and J. D. McNeil.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Bray and Bobby Colwell.

 

 

JOE CRABB

Funeral services for Willie Joe Crabb, 65, will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford, the Rev. Frank Bell and the Rev. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Crabb died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at The Med in Memphis, Tenn. as a result of an automobile accident. He was a retired employee with Intex Plastics after 31 years of service. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Biggersville Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Brown Crabb; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Dwayne Essary; one son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Judy Crabb, all of Corinth; four brothers, Johnny Crabb of Michie, Tenn., Leamon Crabb of Chewalla, Tenn., Jerry Crabb and James Crabb, both of Corinth; two sisters, Clara Mae Burcham of Philcampbell, Ala. and Edna Butler of Chewalla, and two grandchildren, Holly and Heather Crabb.

Pallbearers will be David Rosenberry, Eddie dark, Jackie Butler, Michael Crabb, Richard Smith and Jeff Crabb. Honorary pallbearers will be David Basden, Kenneth Ross, Raymond Kirby, David Lee and Carroll Smith.

 

 

KATE SMITH CRABB

Kate Smith Crabb, 85, of 401 Cherry St., Booneville, died at her home Tuesday, May 15, 1990, after a brief illness.

Services will be Thursday, May 17 at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins and the Rev. Jim Crabb officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Crabb was a housewife and a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville.

She is survived by her husband, J. Prentiss Crabb; a son, James W. Crabb of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Ralph R. Smith of Booneville; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

LILLIAN CRABB

Booneville - Lillian Mae Livingston Crabb, 89, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.  She was a lifelong resident of Booneville and Prentiss County.  She was the wife of the late Walter Thomas 'Tom' Crabb.  She was a retired homemaker and a member of Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church.  She enjoyed reading her Bible and crocheting.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Bowling and the Rev. Bobby Gene Crabb Officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Ernestine Aldridge of Booneville, Charlene Miller of Baldwyn and Earline Caviness and her husband, Tommy, of Jackson, Tenn.; three sons, James L. Crabb and his wife, Peggy, of Ashland, J. B. [should have been J. V.] Crabb and his wife, Mafge, of Byhalia, and Kenneth Crabb and his wife, Marilyn, of Olive Branch; 23 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and a son, Wade Crabb.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home until service time.

 

LORAINE CRABB

MANTACHIE ‑ Loraine Crabb, 80, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at Daniel Nursing Home in Fulton. She was a native of the Pratts community. She was a retired employee of Mantachie Manufacturing Co., and a member of Lakeland Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Danny Rushing Bro. Harold Russell and Bro. Jeff Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Stephens Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Potent and her husband, J. C., of Mantachie, and Gayle White and her husband, Love, of Mooreville; one brother, Leonard Ghostlin and his vide, Cadre, of Baldwyn; six grandchildren, Anthony Gardner and his wife, Kathy, of Kansas City, Mo., Teresa Camp and her husband, Bill, of Mantachie, Gina Hood and her husband. Keith, of Tupelo, Kenneth White and his wife, Melissa, of Mooreville, Rodney Poteel and his wife. Sue, of Mantachie, and Rose Williams and her husband, Rick, of Mantachie; nine grandchildren, Brad Gardner , Tree and Tyler Camp, Han­nah and Ross Hood, Amy and Elf White, Amber Poteet and Whit Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Crabb: her parents, Sidney and Ollie Grimm Ghoistlon; and a sister, Ruby Boron.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Gard­ner, Bill Camp, Keith Hood, Rodney Poteel. Kenneth White and Brad Gardner.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 P. M. today at the funeral home

 

MINIMA "NIMA" MELISSA GOODWIN CRABB

Minima "Nima" Melissa Goodwin Crabb (25 Mar 1875 Jefferson Co AL - 14 May 1927 Belmont, MS) - wife of William Walter Crabb

From Booneville Independent Newspaper on May 20, 1927:

MRS. W.W. CRABB DEAD

The entire town of Bonneville was saddened last Saturday morning when it was announced that Mrs. W. W. Crabb, had died at the North East Mississippi Hospital, where she had been undergoing treatment since last week. Her condition was considered serious from the time she entered the hospital, but physicians and the family felt that there was hopes for her recovery. In fact, that evening before her death Mr. Crabb, the husband, informed us that she was better, and that hopes were held out for her ultimate recovery, but early Saturday morning she rapidly grew worse, until at 4:30 o'clock she passed away.

The body was taken to the home of Mr. Crabb's father and from there was carried to the Mt. Nebo Cemetery where, in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends, it was consigned to its final resting place.

The Independent deeply sympathizes with Mr. Crabb, with his children, who are bereft of a dear mother, and with the numerous friends of the deceased and the family.

 

MOLLIE EDNA WINDHAM CRABB

BOONEVILLE - Mollie Edna Windham Crabb, 85, died Tuesday, April 30, 1991, at the Booneville Hospital. She was a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Booneville and a homemaker. She was the widow of R. C. Crabb.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Johnson and the Rev. Wallace Pannell officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Charles Crabb of Booneville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be R. L. Crabb, Dan Crabb, Claude Crabb, James Goddard, Bobby Goddard and Richard Goddard.

 

 

SARAH (SALLIE) ALMA KINDNESS JONES CRABB

Mrs. Crabb Rites Today

Wheeler Resident Dies in Northeast Hospital Booneville (Special) –

Mrs. Sallie Alma Crabb, 87, the widow of Walter H. Crabb of Wheeler, died at 12:30 a.m. at the Northeast Miss. Hospital following an illness of one year. She was a Baptist.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in the Church cemetery with McMillan Funeral Home in charge.

She leaves two sons, W. D. of Okolona and R. D. Crabb of Wheeler; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Kennedy of Wheeler; one brother, A. R. Jones of Watanucka, Okla.; one half-brother, W. T. Jones of Booneville; 14 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

 

MRS. W. W. CRABB

The entire town of Bonneville was saddened last Saturday morning when it was announced that Mrs. W. W. Crabb, had died at the North East Mississippi Hospital, where she had been undergoing treatment since last week.  Her condition was considered serious from the time she entered the hospital, but physicians and the family felt that there was hopes for her recovery.  In fact, that evening before her death Mr. Crabb, the husband, informed us that she was better, and that hopes were held out for her ultimate recovery, but early Saturday morning she rapidly grew worse, until at 4:30 o'clock she passed away.

The body was taken to the home of Mr. Crabb's father and from there was carried to the Mt. Nebo Cemetery where, in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends, it was consigned to its final resting place.

The Independent deeply sympathizes with Mr. Crabb, with his children, who are bereft of a dear mother, and with the numerous friends of the deceased and the family.

Source: BOONEVILLE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER ON MAY 20, 1927

 

WALTER LEE CRABB

Walter Lee Crabb, 93, of Route 1, Iuka, died Friday, Sept 27, 1991 at the Iuka Hospital after an extended illness.

 Services were Sunday, Sept 29 at 2:00 p m at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Vinson and Bro. Flippo officiating. Burial was in Forked Oak Cemetery in Booneville. Mr. Crabb was a Methodist and a retired farmer.

He is survived by two daughters, Doris Kennedy of Torrance, Ca and Dorothy Dailey of Burnsville; two sons, Leslie Eugene Crabb of Paden and Donald Crabb of Iuka;  four Sisters, Era Grimes and Lois Pippen, both of Booneville; Eula Moody of Belmont and Autie Mae Kilburn of Red-Bay,  one brother, Claude Crabb of Booneville; 13 grand-children; 19 great-grand-children and two great-great-grand-children.

His grandsons served as pallbearers.

 

 

 

WILLIE JOE CRABB

CORINTH - Willie Joe Crabb, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at The Med in Memphis. He was a retired employee of Intex Plastics after 31 years. He was a member of Biggersville Pentecostal Church and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford, the Rev. Frank Bell and the Rev. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Brown Crabb of Corinth; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Dwayne Crabb of Corinth; one son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Judy Crabb of Corinth; his sisters, Clara Mae Burcham of Phil Campbell, Ala., and Edna Butler of Chewalla, Tenn.; his brothers, Johnny Crabb of Michie, Tenn., Jerry Crabb and James Crabb, both of Corinth, and Leamon Crabb of Chewalla, Tenn.; two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruby and Walter Crabb; a brother, Donald Crabb; and a sister, Grace Latch.

Pallbearers will be David Rosenberry, Eddie dark, Jackie Butler, Micheal Crabb, Richard Smith and Jeff Crabb.

 

LARRY GENE CRAIG III

            PRATTS ‑Larry Gene Craig III, 31, died Thursday, Dec, 12, 2002, near his home in the Pratts community. He was a native of Crittenden County, Ark., and had lived in Putts for five years. He was a truck driver and a member of the Ban list church. An avid drumbeater, he enjoyed riding four wheelers.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Buddy Rushing of heading.

            Survivors include his wife, Stacy Craig of Pratts; his mother, Carol Thompson of Tupelo; his father and stepmother, Larry Gene and Sharon Craig of Truman, Ark; a son, Larry Cameron Craig of the home; a stepdaughter, Chelsea Stacks of the home, a sister, April South and her husband, Bemjie, of Fulton; a brother, Jamieson Ross Craig of Nettleton; his grandparents, Louise Craig Qualls and her husband, Rooker, of Harrisburg, Ark., and Jammie and Wilma Matfix of Cherokee Village, Ark.

            He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Alexander Eugene Craig.

            Visitation will be from noon to service time Sunday.

 

MARK CRAIGE

CORINTH - Marcus Lee "Mark" Craige, 51, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at the Mississippi Care Center. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Tupelo. He enjoyed yard sales, antiques and flea markets, and had received many awards for his outstanding knowledge of glassware and antiques.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the First Pentecostal Church of Tupelo with the Rev. Larry Hill and Bro. Wallace South officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a sister, Shirley Rider and husband, Lawrence, of Rienzi; six nephews; special friends, Jeff and Robin Lee and children of Tupelo, and James and Brenda Sartan of Belmont.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lee Sanders Craige Sell; his father, Robert Lee Craige; and a brother, Hill Marlar.

Pallbearers will be Larry Hill II, Jeff Lee, Glenn Lee, Willie Richardson, James Sartan and Dr. Bill Kitchens.

Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to service time today at the church.

 

CHARLES CRANE

BELMONT - Charles Oliver Crane, 76, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a retired spreader for Blue Bell, where he worked for 35 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Belmont Masonic Lodge.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Mickey Trammel, the Rev. Parish Hartley and the Rev. William McClellan officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Hazel Crane of Belmont; a daughter, Linda Poores and her husband, Jessie, of Belmont; two sons, Bruce Crane and his wife, Janet, and Tommy Crane and his wife, Marilyn, all of Belmont; a sister, Amy Harsch of Memphis; two brothers, Gene Crane of Iuka and Johnny Crane of Tupelo; five grandchildren; three step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lonnie and Alma Crane; three sisters, Betty Ruple, Willie Ann Crane and Jeanette Crane; a brother, Ottis Crane; and a granddaughter, Teresa Kay Sparks.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Pounders, Mike Neighbors, Mike Braden, Donald Reno, Nickey Newell and David Smith.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

MILDRED CRANE

GOLDEN - Mildred Louise Crane, 78, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Louisiana. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Rutledge officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Embrey and husband, Tom, of Dennis; a son-in-law, Johnny Embrey of Golden; four sisters, Verlon Ozbirn of Red Bay, Ala., Earline Thornburg and Janell Allenn, both of Batesville, and Maryzell Presley of Golden; five granddaughters, Shauna Embrey and Lori Embrey, both of Dennis, Jennifer Gravatt of Vina, Ala., and Summer Embrey and Chasidy Embrey, both of Golden; a great-grandson, Justin Gravatt of Vina, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Crane, in 1971; a daughter, Kathy Embrey, in 2000; one sister; and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be Frankie Smith, Larry Smith, Leonard Prien, Paul Embrey, David Leathers, Eric Grissom, Frank Vess and Dale Gravitt.

Visitation will continue at the church until service time today at the church.

 

LAWRENCE CRANSHAW

CORINTH - Lawrence David Cranshaw, 59, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at his home. He was a cook most of his life. He was a member of Biggersville Pentecostal Church. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of the American Legion.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Biggersville Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Eunic Willis Cranshaw of Moody, Ala.; four stepsons, J. D. Stewart of Memphis, George Stewart of Margaret, Ala., Kenneth Evans of Corinth and Emmitt Evans of Frankstown; eight stepdaughters, Janet Owens of Sidney, Ohio, Judy Stone and Janie Champion, both of Corinth, Dorothy Newcomb and Louise Newcomb, both of Burnsville, Pamela Hagen of Greensbury, La., Cheryl Crews of Baton Rouge, La., and Susan; four brothers, William Louise Cranshaw and Robert Edward Cranshaw, both of California, Thomas Michael Cranshaw of Louisiana and Jon Mark Nuckles of Atlanta; three sisters, Lynn Todd, Gail Fuss and Joan Marie Nuckles, all of Atlanta; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue at the church until service time.

 

ALAN CRAWFORD

BALDWYN - Alan Douglas Crawford, 20, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at his home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charlie Ransier and Bro. Carey Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Ronnie and Linda Crawford of Baldwyn; a sister, Alice Adair and husband, Kevin, of Baldwyn; a niece, Savannah Adair; a nephew, Cooper Adair; his grandparents, Lee Crawford and wife, Elizabeth, and Charles Grisham, all of Baldwyn; his great-grandmothers, Lillian Cooper and Alice Farrar, both of Baldwyn; aunts and uncles, Ted Crawford and wife, Catherine, of Baldwyn, Bro. Carey Crawford and wife, Patti, of West Monroe, La., and Frankie Grisham of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Douglas Grisham; and his great-grandparents, Clint Cooper and Hasten Farrar, and Newt Grisham and wife, Pink.

 

CODY CRAVENS

CORINTH - Cody Cravens, 17, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a senior at Corinth High School and a member of the Drama Team. He attended Love and Truth Church of Corinth and was active with the church youth group. He was a member of Crossroads Martial Arts and had received his green belt. He enjoyed playing video games and was a proud supporter of the Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, "Shelly." and his cat, "Missy."

Services will be at 5 p.m. Monday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel with Pastor John Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Pam Jenkins and Robert Jenkins of Corinth; his father and stepmother, Bobby Cravens and Cheryl, of Rock Island, Ill.; one brother, Louis Van DeCasteele and wife, Stephanie, of Moline, Ill.; his grandfather, Donald Phillips of Eau Claire, Wisc.; his uncle, Tim Phillips of Fon Du Lac, Wisc.; his girlfriend, Ashley Tharp of Corinth; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Kilpatrick, Dylan Lambert, Whitney Roberts and the Youth Group of Love and Truth Church of Corinth.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Love and Truth Church, 2040 Shiloh Road, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

ANNIE LAURA CRAWFORD

Annie Laura Crawford, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Tupelo, and the daughter of the late Mack A. Crawford and Jennie Duke Crawford. During World War II, she was a riveter for Fisher Bodies in Memphis. She was a retired telephone operator for South Central Bell with 31 years of service.

    Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W .E. Pegues with the Rev. Tom Hewitt officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery

Survivors include one sister, Neil Woodall of McCaysville, Ga.; four sisters‑m‑law, Polly Thomason of Tupelo, Katie Crawford of Paducah, Ky., Elaine Crawford of Baton Rouge, La, and Louise Crawford of Blue Springs, four nephews; three nieces.

Honorary pallbearers will he J.B. Kelly and John D Adams

Visitations will 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home

 

HOWARD CRAWFORD

BALDWYN - Howard Vernon Crawford, 83, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at his home after a long illness. He was retired from Waters Funeral Home, where he worked for more than 25 years. He was a member of Ingram Baptist Church and a deacon for a number of years. An avid fisherman and gardener, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Merle Dickerson and Bro. Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lorene Bullock Crawford of Baldwyn; a son, Jerry Crawford and wife, Judy, of Baldwyn; a brother, Lee Alvis Crawford and wife, Elizabeth, of Baldwyn; two grandchildren, Jason Crawford and wife, Amy, and Jessica Burcham and husband, Terry; a great-grandchild, Jackson Seth Crawford.

Pallbearers will be John Blaylock, Lannia Bullock, Jimmy Campbell, Ronnie Crawford, Ted Crawford, Brent Bullock, Jalon Bullock and Erik Crawford.

 

JERRY LEE CRAWFORD

Jerry Lee Crawford, 66, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident in Hoover, Ala. He was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Tishomingo County. He was a graduate of Corinth High School and a charter member of Oakland Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Postal Service rural mail carrier for 35 years. After retiring, he was an associate of Brewer Oil Company and Fisher Oil Company. He enjoyed traveling and driving large trucks. He was a very patient man and loved his grandchildren.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakland Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial was in Henry Cemetery in Corinth. McPeters Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Hardwick Crawford of Corinth; his parents, Lee T. and Hattie Crawford of Corinth; a son, Ronnie Lee Crawford, and wife, Jan Woodruff Crawford; a daughter, Cindy Carmichiel and her husband, Lynn, of Corinth; a cousin, Janice Shadburn, numerous other cousins; his grandchildren, Caitlyn Elyse Crawford, and Emily Lauren and Ethan Connor Carmichiel.

Pallbearers were Orlander Hardwick, John Lloyd Hardwick, Jerry Wayne Hardwick, Lloyd . Murrah, Marion Crawford, Braxton Hester, and Doyle Fredrick.

Honorary pallbearers were U. S. Postal Service employees, drivers of Brewer Oil Co. and Fisher Oil Co., and the Couples 3 Sunday School Class at Oakland Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund, 2024 Highway 72 East, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

LEE T. CRAWFORD

CORINTH - Lee T. Crawford, 91, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. A native of Tishomingo County, he was born Feb. 12, 1912, to the late William A. and Mary Elizabeth Patterson Crawford. In his early years he worked as a school teacher for WPA. He was a retired truck driver for Sinclair Oil Company. He later worked at Magnolia Hosiery Mill and at various odd jobs, mostly driving a truck. He retired when he became unable to drive. He was a charter member and one of the founders of Oakland Baptist Church, which started up in the Crawford home. He served as deacon, music director, teacher and in all other capacities. He was a kind and generous man, always willing to help others, whose priority was serving the Lord.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakland Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Bostick and the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Hattie Mae Crawford of Corinth; a sister, Carolyn Williams of Iuka; a daughter-in-law, Lola Hardwick Crawford of Corinth; two grandchildren, Cindy Carmichiel, and Ronnie Crawford and wife, Jan, all of Corinth; three great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Crawford, and Emily and Ethan Carmichiel.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Crawford.

Pallbearers will be Brackstone Hester, Billy Gurley, Loren Dale Gurley, Marion Crawford, Joe Shadburn, Doyle Frederick, Bryan Winters and Mike Breedlove.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men's Sunday school class at Oakland Baptist Church.

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

The family requests that memorials be made to the Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund, 2024 Hwy. 72 E., Corinth MS 38834.

 

LESLIE CRAWFORD SR.

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. - Leslie Lee Crawford Sr., 78, formerly of Jumpertown, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a long illness. He was a revenue officer with the Mississippi State Tax Commission. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, and a member of Jumpertown Methodist Church and the Lions Club. An avid Ole Miss, he was a member of the Ole Miss Loyalty Foundation.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jumpertown United Methodist Church with Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Nell Crawford; three sons, Leslie Lee Crawford Jr. of Memphis, Richard Marvin Crawford Sr. and wife Georgia of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Robyn Ashley Crawford of Germantown, Tenn.; a brother, George O. Crawford of Memphis; a grandson, Richard Marvin Crawford Jr. of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today.

 

MARY EMMA CRAWFORD

McCarley, 84, of Tupelo, died Thursday. Aug. 26. 1993. at her residence from respiratory failure.

Graveside services were Friday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. at Tupelo Memorial Park with Carolyn Bigelow offIciating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home of Verona was In charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McCar was born hi Prentiss County and had lived most of her adult life on Central Street in Tupelo. She was the widow of Cecil McCarley, who died Jan. 20, 1975. She was a retired home maker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Tupelo. She was an active participant in the Lee County Senior Citizens Center for many years before her falling health.

She was predeceased by one daughter, Emma Jean Harrison; and one sister, Bessie Arnold.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty M. Rials of Jackson two sisters, Virginia Hill of Booneville and Ernesteen Garner of Wheeler and four grandchildren, Joe McCarley Rials of Myrtle. Ruth Epps of Jackson. Jessica Jullan of Conway, Ark., and Jan Elliott of Birmingham, Ala.

Pallbearers were her great-grandchildren: Drew Julian. John Dustin Julian, Tate Elliott, Charles Harrison Elliott. Price McCarley Rials, Patricia Jean Elliott and Brittany Rials.

Honorary pallbearers w Hill, Joe Wayne Garner; Ed McNeil, W.W. Price. Max Wilson, William Arnold, Jaqk Arnold,. Ned Benson and Bobby Man Parker.

Memorials may be made to the Lee County Senior Citizens Center. 3002 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, Miss. 38801.

 

VANCE CEATUAGH CRAWFORD

Vance Ceatuagh Crawford, 65, of Pine Grove, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at his home. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 18. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Local survivors include a brother, Billy Crawford of the Dry Creek Community.

 

ANN WHITEHEAD CREDILLE

GOLDEN - Ann Whitehead Credille, 51, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Red Bay, Ala., and a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Jimmy Massey officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, E.L. Credille of Golden; a daughter, Melissa Credille of Golden; two sons, Daniel Credille of Golden, and Jobal Credille and wife, Samantha, of Florence, Ala.; a grandson, Alexander Credille of Florence, Ala.; four brothers, Lonnie Ray Whitehead and Mike Whitehead, both of Red Bay, Ala., and Depaul Whitehead and William Lee Whitehead, both of Georgia; two sisters, Geanette Ledloe and Nadine Ginn, both of Red Bay, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Sarah Whitehead.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joel and Rossie Whitehead; a brother, Leroy Whitehead; and an infant son and infant daughter.

Pallbearers will be Doyle Ginn, Randall Credille, David Dishman, Les Archie, David Tubbs and Jeff Bonelli.

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

 

BILLY CREDILLE

BOONEVILLE ‑ Billy Ray Credille, 60, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at his resident in Booneville after a long illness. He was born Aug 24, 1938, in Tishomingo to Roy Washington Credille and Castle Marie Pardue Credille. He worked for King Manufacturing Company in Corinth for several years. He also farmed and managed several gasoline stations. He attended Wesley's Chapel Worship Center.

Services will be al 2 p.m. today at the Bonneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Newby officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Holiness Church of Christ Cemetery in Belmont.

Survivors include his wife. Darlene Ann Cloud Credille; four children, Wade Credille and his wife, Brenda, and Wanda Newby and her husband, J C., all of Booneville, Scotty Credille and his wife, Belinda, of Burnsville, and Shelly Brown and her husband, Mitch, of Anchorage, Alaska: three stepchildren, Charles Page and his wife, Mandy, of Booneville, Belinda Credille and her husband, Scotty, of Burnsville, and Tracy Hutchenson and her husband, Nicks, of Corinth; a brother, Delton Credille of Red Bay, Ala : a sister, Linda Founders of Fulton; 15 grandchildren; two great‑grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, James Frank Page; four brothers; and one sister.

Pallbearers will be Ray Howard, Jeff Credille, Max Jordon, Paul Credille, Danny Darnell and Ad Menchaca.

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

 

HOWARD CREDILLE

BELMONT - Howard Credille, 79, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at his residence. He was a mechanic and a heavy equipment operator for 50 years. He was a member of the Red Bay Holy Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Red Bay Holy Church of Christ with the Rev. Wayne Bumgart officiating. Burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Hoyle, Ellen Blanton and her husband, Johnny, and Maryann Darlene Davis and her husband, Eliger, all of Belmont; three sons, Larry Credille and his wife, Sharon, of Chatham, Ill., and Bobby Credille and his wife, Kay, and Gary Credille and his wife, Marlo, all of Belmont; two sisters, Christine Gordon and her husband, Max, of Pontotoc, and Mildred Bobbitt and her husband, Jimmy, of Oakland, Tenn.; one brother, Pail Credille and his wife, Linda, of Byhalia; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Credille, in 2002; one daughter, Ruby Jean Credille; one son, Richard Howard Credille; nine brothers and sisters; and his parents, John and Dela Credille.

Pallbearers will be Nick Martin, Michael Credille, Anthony Baca, Robbie Dale, Tim Bankston and Adam Blanton. Honorary pallbearer will be Don Sargent.

Visitation will be continue until service time today at the church.

 

KATIE CREDILLE

BOONEVILLE - Katie L. Yarber Credille, 80, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. She was born Aug. 14, 1922, in the New Candler community of Prentiss County. She was a homemaker and a seamstress, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Tidwell officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Cromeans of LaGrange, Ky.; a son, Larry "Tucker" McCarley of Tupelo; a  stepson, Wilburn Credille of Muscle - Shoals, Ala.; two sisters, Gladys Hart of Booneville and Ruth Davis of Jacinto; a brother, Howard Yarber of Memphis; six grandchildren; 14 great-  grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

PETE CREDILLE

BELMONT - Pete Credille, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at the Greenville Burn Center. He was a native of Tishomingo County. He was the owner and operator of Credille's Outlet Store for 25 years and a retired employee of Blue Bell after 33 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Providence Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Cecil Woodruff and Clinton Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Anita Nichols of Belmont; a son, Ricky Credille and wife, Ann, of Belmont; a sister, Helen Epps of Belmont; five grandchildren, Jeff Credille of Tupelo, Randy Credille and wife, Stacy, of Fulton, Misti Credille of Tupelo, and Resa Witt and husband, Terry, and Mark Nichols, all of Belmont; five great-grandchildren, Leslie Adams, Tia Adams and Whitney Adams, all of Belmont, and Chandler Nichols and Marly Credille, both of Fulton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Ica Credille; his wife, Lorene Credille; a son-in-law, David Nichols; a sister, Jesse Pounders; four brothers, Ellis Credille, Lolan Credille, Edward Credille and Leonard Credille; and a great-grandson, Christian Credille.

Pallbearers will be Faron Credille, Joe Credille, Braxton Credille, Donnie Epps, Eddie Epps and Clyne Pounders.

Honorary pallbearers will be Vance Credille, Jackie Pounders and Stanley Credille.

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

 

RUBY L. CREDILLE

Ruby L. Credille, 92, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. A native of Mississippi, she was born Feb. 8, 1911, to the late Rasmus and Annie Clement Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of New Providence Primitive Baptist Church. She loved her family and being with people, and she always had a smile for you.

Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Cecil Woodruff and Bro. Clifton Barnett officiating. Burial was in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Moore of Chelsea, Ala., and Darcy James and husband, Lowell, of Dennis; a son, Vance Credille and wife, Derlynn, of Belmont; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Ellis Credille; a son-in-law, Herman Moore; five sisters, Minnie Houston, Roxie Prestage, Lillian Bates, Alma Rutledge and Nona Hodgson; and three brothers, Olen Moore, Vardie Moore and Sim Moore.

Pallbearers were Tom James, John Alford, Austin James, Phillip Cain, Mike Hart and Bobby Castleberry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Providence Primitive Baptist Church.

 

 

WILLIAM L "LEWIS" CREDILLE

William L "Lewis" Credille, 67, of Booneville, died Sunday. Oct. 27, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. Services were Tuesday, Oct. 29. Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery. Local survivors were his wife, Florence Credille of Booneville: a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Butch Caldwell of Booneville.

 

WILLARD ELLIS CREDILLE

Willard Ellis Credille, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. He was a native of Tishomingo County. He was a retired self-employed plumber and electrician, and a member of the New Providence Primitive Baptist Church for the past 50 years.

Services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 1999 at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Douglas Thornberg and Bro. Clinton Barnett officiating. Burial was in the Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Ruby Moore Credille of Belmont; two daughters, Charlene Moore and her husband, Herman, of Chelsea, Ala., and Darcy James and her husband, Lowell, of Dennis; one son, Vance Credille and his wife, Derlynn, of Belmont; two sisters, Helen Epps and Jessie Pounders, both of Belmont; two brothers, C.C. "Pete" Credille and Edward Credille, both of Belmont; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Icee Credille, and two brothers, Leonard Credille and Lolan Credille.

Pallbearers were his nephews: Joe Credille, Ricky Credille, Braxton Credille, Faron Credille, Bonnie Epps and Clyne Pounders.

 

 

CHRISTIAN CRENSHAW

BALDWYN ‑ Christian Lee Crenshaw, ml died Sunday, lone 9, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Stark Cemetery at Baldwyn with the Rev. S. J. Agnew officiating. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Amanda Crenshaw of Baldwyn and Jockery Crenshaw of Corinth; three sis­ters, Magan Stewart, Shantierra Eades and Jakia Crenshaw, all at Baldwyn.

 

OTIS CRENSHAW

CORINTH - William Otis Crenshaw, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Awesome Ministries Church. He loved his family and friends, and enjoyed fishing, mechanic work and traveling.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Canaan Baptist Church in Benton County with Bro. Paul Adams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Violet Crenshaw of Corinth; two sons, Tommy Crenshaw and wife, Colleen, of Corinth and Edward Lee Crenshaw of Reno, Nev.; five daughters, Sandra James and husband, Dannis, Diane Skinner and husband, Mike, and Kathy Warner and husband, Willie, all of Corinth, Sarah Carroll and husband, Roy, of Ripley, and Teresa Crenshaw of Reno, Nev.; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Moore of Cordova, Tenn., and Marguerite Barber of Heber Springs, Ark..

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Clay Crenshaw and Euna Mae Leath Crenshaw; three sons, Billy Crenshaw, Henry Clay Crenshaw and Elsie Lee Crenshaw; a great-grandson, Bryson Sanders; and a brother, Edward Crenshaw.

Pallbearers will be Lee Barnes, Bradley Carroll, Brandon Warner, Mike Skinner, Dannis James, Roy Caroll and Willie Warner.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at the Canaan Baptist Church.

 

ANNA FAYE CRIDER

BALDWYN - Anna Faye Crider, 88, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was born July 14, 1916, to the late James Monroe and Nancy Pearl Burk Crider. A Lee County native, she worked as a plant manager at Baldwyn Manufacturing from 1946 to 1982. She joined the First Baptist Church in Tupelo at age 9 and had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Baldwyn since 1949. She enjoyed reading, painting and gospel music.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Tupelo. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one brother, Edward "Ed" Crider and his wife, Billie, of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Earline Crider Vandiver; and one brother, Robert Nash Crider.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Paul Crider, Richard "Buddy" Vandiver, Danny Hall, Wiley Nance, Richard Baylis and Sammy Reedy.

Visitation will continue at Waters Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until service time today.

 

 

JAMES A. CRIDER

James A. Crider, 82, of Corinth, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 24. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery at Rienzi.

Local survivors include three daughters, Patsy Huggins, Lois Huggins and Patricia Peacher, all of Rienzi.

 

PAUL CRIDER

CORINTH - Paul Everett Crider, 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a county employee for 17 1/2 years and a Baptist. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Burnsville with Bro. Allen Osborn officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Lois Evelyn Crider of Corinth; a son, Aaron Crider of Corinth; two daughters, Clara Crider Grimes and her husband, Steve, of Corinth, and Kathleen Robinson and her husband, Rex, of Saltillo, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Sandy Dickerson of Savannah, Tenn., and Tabitha Montgomery, Jamey Hendricks and Stephen Grimes, all of Corinth; a great-grandson, Tanner Montgomery of Corinth; three sisters, Lorene Arnold, and Jean Lard and her husband, Louis, all of Iuka, and Ruth Smith of Florence, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Crider; his mother, Mason Millford Crider; and a sister, Mae Walker.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Grimes, Jamey Hendricks, Robert Lard, Darrell Duncan, Nathan Hodges and Jackie Butler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Garvin and Freddy Mathis.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to service time Friday.

 

JULIA CRISS

GRENADA - Julia McRae Criss, 93, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born June 18, 1910. She was a homemaker and the widow of Francis W. Criss Sr. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Grenada and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada. Officiating will be her great-nephews, the Rev. Joe Cole and the Rev. John Temple. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.

Survivors include four sons, Francis W. Criss Jr. of Corinth, Jim McRae Criss of Grenada, Robert Randolph "Bob" Criss of Auburn, Ala., and John Phillip Criss of Hot Springs, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

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

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

 

ERNESTINE CRISWELL

CORINTH - Alta Ernestine Criswell, 75, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Tate Baptist Church and the owner of Criswell's Ceramics. She enjoyed working with her hands, traveling and fellowshipping.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Dennis Smith and Dr. Gregg Thomas officiating. Charlie Browning will deliver the eulogy.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Louis Criswell and wife, Michele, of Jonesboro, Ga.; a daughter, Phyllis Ann Hearne and husband, Lt. Col. Willie Victor Hearne III, of Fairbanks, Alaska; her mother, Mary Edna Chambers Williamson of Corinth; grandchildren, Victoria Ann Hearne and Joseph Louis Hearne; stepgrandchildren, Melanie Tucker, and Marcella Cooper and husband, Gene; stepgreat-grandchildren, Leah Cooper, Christopher Cooper, Sean Tucker and Hayley Tucker.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, J.D. White; her second husband and father of her children, Homer Criswell; her father, Dennis Monroe Watson; her stepmother, Bessie M. Watson; a brother, Hoyt Watson; her grandparents, Edward J. Watson, Sarah Watson, Robert E. Chambers and Della Chambers.

Pallbearers will be William L. Davis, McRae Fowler, Weyman Ledgewood, Billy Carl Lipford, Willie Joe McCoy, Jim Kinney, Gene Patterson, Gene Jackson and Mike Gunn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carl "Buster" Lipford, Charles Wilbanks, the ladies Ruth Sunday School Class at Tate Baptist Church and teacher Jeanine Martin.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday.

 

BENNEEDA CRISWELL

OKOLONA - Benneeda "Dixie" Criswell died Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. An Alcorn County native, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Henry and Dora Lynch Handley. She was a member of the Okolona Christian Church and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Junior Auxiliary. She and her late husband, Joseph Edward Criswell, were the owners of the Okolona Messenger.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Okolona Funeral Home Chapel with Minister David Pannell officiating assisted by the Rev. Jim Ray. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. at the Henry Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Murry Blankenship of Okolona; her grandchildren, Mrs. Chris (Leigh) Pettit of Nettleton; Murry Blankenship Jr. of Saltillo and John Edward Blankenship of Okolona; her great-grandchildren, Sara Kate Blankenship, Hannah Claire Blankenship and Murry Hunter Blankenship, all of Saltillo; a sister, Mrs. Lee L. Hasseltine of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Mrs. Harrell Freeman Jeanes.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Murry Blankenship Jr., John Edward Blankenship, Chris Pettit and her nephews, Dr. Hanley Hasseltine, Harrell Freeman Jeanes Jr. and Robbie Earnest.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Dean Stevens Jr., Hon. John Andrew Gregory and her nephews, William Taylor Jeanes and Thomas Ashley Stevens.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and one hour prior to services on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1134, Tupelo, MS 38801.

 

MILTON L. CRISWELL

RIPLEY - Milton L. Criswell, 89, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany after a brief illness. He was a member of the Chapman Church of Christ. He was a retired farmer and a retired employee of Indian Head Sporting Goods.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Mark Lindley officiating. Burial will be in Chapman Church of Christ Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Mauney of Memphis, Treva Lewellen of Ripley, Brenda Brown of Kilgore, Texas, and Wanda Orman of Ripley; two sons, Jodie Criswell and Kerry Criswell, both of Ripley; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Lee Bartlett Criswell; two brothers, John and Enos Criswell; a grandson, Lance Criswell; and a son-in-law, Coy Mauney.

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

Dolphus Franklin "Frank" Crossett, 83, died Wednesday, larch 20, 2002 at the Iuka Hospital.

A retired self-employed accountant, Mr. Crossett will long be remembered by the many people he assisted over the gars with their tax forms. He as considered a trusted friend his many clients.

Born in McKenzie, TN, Frank Crossett came to Iuka in 1953 from Camden, TN working with the W. A Ramsey Trucking Company as their accountant. He and his family made their home in Iuka and came a vital members of the immunity.

He was a member and dean at the Iuka Baptist Church were he had served as Sunday school Superintendent and Sunday School Teacher.

He was a past president of Iuka Housing Authority card for 42 years, a member the Selective Service Board and a former volunteer fire fighter for the City of Iuka. He served on the Iuka School and was a member of the amber of Commerce.

Mr. Crossett was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II in past Commander of the VFW, American Legion Post in Iuka.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday at the Iuka Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Simmer and the Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Alice "Polly" Crossett of Iuka; a son, William Crossett and his wife, Wanda, of Iuka; a daughter, Sheila Marlar and her husband, Danny, of luka; a sister, Minnie Belle Cole of Buena Vista, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Brad Marlar, April Robertson and Gary Deatherage; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dolphus Jackson and Minnie Belle Crossett; two sisters, Jewell Crossett and Jeanette Langley; and a daughter, Edna Alice Crossett. .

Pallbearers were Pete Walker, David Murrah, Buddy James, James Grisham, Don McNeely and Earl Walker.

Honorary pallbearers were Richard Worsham, Delynn Owens and J. B. "Toebuck" King.

 

 

ROBERT BRUCE CRISWELL SR.

BOONEVILLE - Robert Bruce Criswell Sr., 74, died Saturday in Jacksonville. Fla. He was a retired sales representative for Kelly Foods in Jackson, Tenn., a World War 11 veteran, a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phil Hardwick and the Rev. Steve Hardwick officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Dallison Criswell of Booneville: three sons, Gary Criswell of Jacksonville, Fla., Bruce Criswell of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and Louis Criswell of North Little Rock. Ark.: two sisters, Luna Criswell of Corinth and Jewel Hamm of Oak Ridge, Tenn., six grandchildren.

 

 

ROSA LEE BA RTLET'I' CRISWELL

Rosa Lee Bartlett Criswell, 87, of Ripley, died Tuesday. July 23, 2002, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley after an extended illness.

Services were Thursday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers G. W. Childs and Jerry Childs officiating. Burial was in Chapman Church of Christ Cemetery.

Mrs. Criswell was a housewife and a member of Chapman Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Lance Criswell and one son-in-law, Coy Mauney.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Milton Criswell; four daughters, Carolyn Mauney of Memphis, Brenda Brown of Longview, Texas, and Trava Lewellen and Wanda Orman, both of Ripley: two sons. Jodie Criswell and Kerry Criswell, both of Ripley; one sister, Lorene Willis of Ripley; one brother, Emmitt Mauney of Booneville; 17 grandchildren: 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Criswell, Jonathan Orman, Kevin Orman, Chris Moore, Pat McCartney and Bobby Worsham.

 

 

VIRGIE CROCKETT

BOONEVILLE ‑ Virgie Crockett, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Wolf Creek M. B. Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednes­day at Wolf Creek M. B. Church with the Rev V L. Cummings officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Son Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrange­ments.

Survivors include me sons, James Crocked of Pontiac, Mich., and Jerry Crockett of Booneville, two daugh­ters, Linda Cox and Brenda Grice, both of Baldwyn; two nieces, Lucille Burress of Booneville and Rosie Mae Huffman of Jackson, Tenn.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. 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.

 

 

ANTHONY CROUCH

BOONEVILLE ‑Anthony Earl Crouch, 27, along with his daugh­ter, Brumley Gall Crouch, died as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident that happened near Booneville on Thursday, July 13. 2000. He was born Dec. 26, 1972, in Osceola, Ark. He was a resident of Booneville and a former resident of Joiner, Ark. He was of the Holiness faith.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Roller Swift Funeral Home in Osceola, Ark., with tile Rev. Keith Stokes officiating. Graveside ser­vices will be at 5 p.m. today at Forked Oak Cemetery in Burton. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include his fiancee, Dana Johnson of Booneville: one daughter, Courtney Nicole Crouch of Booneville; one son, Erik Anthony Crouch of Booneville: his father, Jimmy Crouch of Greets Ferry, Ark., his mother, Sheila Kay Day of Joiner, Ark.; his grandparents, Veda Day of Booneville and Ari­zona Crouch of Marked Tree, Ark.; one sister, Marsha Smith of Atwood, Tenn.; one brother, Michael McCoy of Joiner, Ark.

 

BRITTNEY CROUCH

BOONEVILLE ‑ Brittney Gail Crouch, 7, along with her father, Anthony Crouch, died as the result of injuries received in an automo­bile accident that happened near Booneville on Thursday. July 13, 2000. She was born urns 5, 1993, in Chicago. She was a member of the Holiness faith.

Services will be at 10 am today al Roller‑Swift Funeral Home Chapel in Osceola, Ark, with the Rev. Keith Stokes officiating. Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. today at Forked Oak Cemetery in Burton Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrange­ments

Survivors include her mother, Shannon Nanny, and stepfather, Jimmy "BC" Nanny, of Booneville; her grandparents, Sheila Kay Day of Joiner, Ark., Jimmy Crouch of Greets Ferry, Ark., and Carolyn Fuller of Chicago; one sister, Court­ney Nicole Crouch of Booneville; one brother, Erik Anthony Crouch of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Crouch.

 

 

CALLIE CROW

BOONEVILLE ‑Collie May Crow, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at Beverly Nursing Home in Tupelo. She was a retired homemaker and a mem­ber of the Church of Christ. She was the widow of Cairon Crow, to whom she was 58 years. She enjoyed cooking and working in her flower garden

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home with Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Cleveland and her husband, Gerald, of Marietta: two sons, Doyle Crow and his wife, Sue, of Booneville and Lee Crow and his wife, Ann, of Batesville; one sister, Dalie Glenn of Morgan City, La.; five grandchildren.

Callie Crow

Callie May Crow, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at Beverly Nursing Home in Tupelo.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. at Salts Funeral Home with Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery.

Mrs. Crow was a retired homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was the widow of Cairon Crow, to whom she was married 58 years. She enjoyed cooking and working in her flower garden.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Cleveland and her husband, Gerald, of Marietta; two sons, Doyle Crow and his wife, Sue, of Booneville and Lee Crow and his wife, Ann, of Batesville; one sister, Dalie Glenn of Morgan City, La.; and five grandchildren.

 

 

DAVID DEXTER CROW

NEW SITE - David Dexter Crow, 66, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1993, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson after an extended illness. He was a retired machine operator for Eaton Value Co., a janitor at New Site High School and a member of the New Site Volunteer Fire Department. He was a World War II army veteran, a Union Steward UAW, and a member of the East Prentiss Baptist Church.

Services will be at .2 p.m. today at the East Prentiss Baptist Church with the Rev. Wallace Pannell officiating. Burial will be in the East Prentiss Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Yates Crow of New Site; one daughter, Linda Ann Smith of Battle Creek, Mich.; three sisters, Floy McCreary of New Site, Virgie Dean of Battle Creek, Mich., and Marie Wilson of Booneville; and two brothers, R. V. Crow of Booneville and Sylvester Crow of New Site.

 

 

MAUREEN CROW

BOONEVILLE - Maureen Crow, 72, died Monday, August 4, 1997, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after a. brief illness. She was the former owner and operator of the Hobo Gin Co. She was a member of the DAR and United Daughters of the Confederacy, and she attended New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Crow, and her parents, Ben and Mildred Caviness Holley.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Grisham officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Diane Pugh of Marietta, Ga.; two sons, Mike Crow of Corinth and Lester E. "Sonny" Crow of Columbus; one sister, Martha Wales and three great grandchildren.

 

MARY CROW

SELMER, Tenn. - Mary Charlene Crow, 89, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at the McNairy Regional Hospital. She was a retired schoolteacher for the Shelby County Board of Education. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Selmer, Tenn., and the Retired Teachers Association.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Shackelford Funeral Home Chapel in Selmer, Tenn., with Max Walker officiating. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.

Survivors include a son, Lynn Davis of Selmer, Tenn.; a sister, Annie Ree Gray of Burnsville; a brother, L.C. Wright and wife, Marie, of Booneville; a sister-in-law, Colene Wright of Selmer, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester W. Crow; her parents, James P. and Lillie Cleo Davis Wright; three brothers, Hal Wright, Billy M. Wright and J.P. Wright; and a sister, Ruby Lee Wright.

 

ROBERT EARL CROW

CORINTH - Robert Earl Crow, 78, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at the Portage Indiana Community Hospital. He was a retired steelworker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Coleman Funeral Home Family Chapel with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Sue Crow of Portage, Ind.; one son, Robert D. Crow and his wife, Laura, of Portage, Ind.; Brenda Byerman and her husband, Tom, of San Pirie, Ind.; three brothers, Leroy Crow and Frank Crow, both of Corinth, and Gershon Crow of Punta Gorda, Fla.; two sisters, Katherine Huff and her husband, and Juanita Knight, all of Corinth; one grandson, Phillip Byerman of San Pirie, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Crow and Ethel Crow; and a half-brother, James Freeman Atkinson.

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

 

Z.M. CROW

Tribute of Respect

To the Master, Wardens, and Brethern of Marietta Lodge 188:

We, your committee appointed to draft resolutions on the death of our worthy brother, Z.M. Crow, who was called from labor to the great beyond on April 10th, 1906.He was about 61 years of age and had been a Mason 30 years and of the Presbyterian Church 28 years.

Whereas, it has pleased the Great Grand Master of the universe to call from among us our worthy brother, Z.M. Crow, who was a member of this lodge.

Resolved, That we deplore the loss of Bro. Crow with feeling of deep regret and sorrow, softened only by the hope that His Spirit is with those who are enjoying perfect happiness in a better world.

Resolved, that we sincerely, deeply and affectionately sympathize with his afflicted family in this great loss, reminding them that he who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb looks down with infinite compassion upon them in this hour of desolation.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes of this Lodge, a copy be furnished the family of the deceased and a copy be furnished the Booneville Plaindealer with request to publish same.

H.D. McCollum M.D.L. Tyra Lee M. Womack

Committee

Source - Prentiss Plaindealer May 3, 1906

Submitted by Ruby Rorie

 

ANDY CROWE  

Andy Crowe, 6, son of Jim and Debra Crowe, of Route 1, Box 775, Saltillo, died Wednesday, May 26, 1993, at University of Alabama™ Medical Center at Birmingham after an extended Illness.

Services were Friday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Cecil Woodruff and Frank Panzrino officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.

He was a student at Lakeview Christian School and attended both Sardis Primitive Baptist Church and Thomas Street Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Michelle Crowe of the home; a brother, Adam Crowe of the home; and his grandparents, J. B. and Eveline Palmer of Rienzi and Eulas and Ann Crowe of New Site.

Memorials may be made to UAB, Pediatric Cardiology, 619 South Nineteenth St., Birmingham, Ala. 35233.

 

DONNA A. CROWE

CORINTH - Donna A. Crowe, 49, died at her home in Corinth.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Amber S. Crowe of Corinth; two brothers, Ronald Kieth and Robert Kieth, both of West Virginia; her former husband, William Crowe.

 

EULAS CROWE

NEW SITE ‑ Eulas L. "Jack" Crowe, 71, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born Sept. 8,1931, in Itawamba County to the late Marlin and Lena Taylor Crowe. He was a member of New Site Baptist Church and a retired employee of Mueller Copper Tubing. He was a U. S. Army veteran, serving in Japan during the Korean War.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dexter Wilemon, Bro. Kenneth Bish­op and Bro. Glenn Jones officiating. Burial will be in the New Site Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ann L. Crowe; three. daughters, Sherron and Randal Hall of Marietta, Sarah and Mike 'Stephens of New‑ Site, arid Bar­bara A. and Stanley Stephens of Mariet­ta; two sons, James M. and Debra Crowe of Saltillo, and Charles J. and Deborah Crowe of Marietta; two sisters, Della Mae and D. C. Henry of Dennis, and Etta Rae and W. D. Wilson of Oxford; three brothers, J. C. and Martha Crowe of New Site, Dalton Crowe of Dennis, and George "Vearnie" and Marie Crowe of Tupelo; 13 grandchildren, Kevin Hall and wife, Lisa, Regina Hester and hus­band, Terry, Crystal Hall, Jimmy L. Hall, Harley Hall, Cleo Hall, Summer Hall, Matthew S. Stephens, Marcia Gaines and husband, Allen, Amanda Stanfield and husband, Clint, Jeffery Crowe and wife, Beth, Michelle Crowe and Adam Crowe; eight great‑grandchildren, Tues­day Gail Hall, Travis Hester, Ethan Hes­ter, Wesley Hester, Maryjane Stanfield, Alexis Stanfield, Jessie Paul Stanfield and Alicia Crowe; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his par­ents, Marlin and Lena Taylor Crowe; two sisters, Nella Fae Bennett and Dorothy R. Cunningham; and a grandson, Andy Crowe.

His nephews will serve as pallbear­ers.

Vsitation will continue until service time today.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

 

GEORGE CROWE

TISHOMINGO - Funeral services for George F. Crowe, 93, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at Cherokee United Pentecostal Church with Bros. Jerry Biggers and William Burcham officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mr. Crowe died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Iuka Hospital. He was a retired farmer, blacksmith and saw mill employee and a member of Cherokee United Pentecostal Church.

 

J.C. CROWE

NEW SITE - J.C. Crowe, 61, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at his home after a brief illness. He was a logger, and an avid raccoon and deer hunter.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Minister W.D. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Crowe; a daughter, Trena Louise Pounds of New Site; a son, Lucas Crowe of New Site; two sisters, Della Mae Henry of Dennis and Etta Rae Wilson of Oxford; two brothers, Vearnie Crowe of Tupelo and Dalton Crowe of Dennis; six grandchildren, Andy Franks, Ashley Franks, Kimberly Crowe, Jessica Pounds, Joshua Pounds and Tessia Pounds; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin and Lena Crowe; two sisters, Nella Fae Bennett and Dorothy Cunningham; and a brother, Eulas Crowe.

 

JAMES CROWE

James Edward Crowe, 25, of Booneville, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident on Hwy. 30 East Booneville.

Services were Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Booneville.

Mr. Crowe worked at Wolverine Tube Inc. in Booneville and was a member of First Assembly of God in Memphis.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Crowe of Memphis; his father, Clyde Crowe of Booneville; his stepmother, Sandra Crowe of Booneville; his grandparents, Betty Gatlin of Corinth and Barbara Blassingame of Booneville.

 

LINDA CROWE

RIENZI - Linda Jean Crowe, 54, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born July 3, 1950, in Burnsville to Virgil and Bernice Ross Grissom. She was a homemaker and a member of Hinkle Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hinkle Baptist Church with the Rev. Excail Burleson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Crowe of Rienzi; her parents, Virgil Grissom of Michie, Tenn., and Bernice Grissom of Corinth; a daughter, Michelle Flatt and husband, Ronny, of Corinth; a brother, Donald Grissom and wife, Cheri Jo, of Michie, Tenn.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Kathryn Crowe of Rienzi; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Plunk and husband, Gene, and Jennifer Crowe, all of Rienzi; a grandchild, Casey Flatt.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Crowe; a brother-in-law, Tim Crowe; and a sister, Sheila Holloway.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.

 

MARIE CROWE

BOONEVILLE - Marie F. Crowe, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at her daughter's home in Booneville. She was born April 5, 1919, in Prentiss County, the daughter of W.C. and Jenny Robinson Floyd. she was retired from Prentiss Manufacturing Company after working for many years as a shirt presser. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Booneville. She was an avid reader and a loving mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Dixon and Bro. Wayne Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Piney Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia burns and her husband, R.B., and Patsy Cosby, all of Booneville; five grandchildren, Suzzette Stallings and her husband, Ralph, of Oxford, Greg Burns and his wife, Laura, Cindy Carter and her husband, Stevie, and Jennifer Cummings and her husband, Scottie, all of Booneville, and Mitzi Robinson and her husband, Wayne, of Pell City, Ala.; seven great-grandchildren, Jared Carter, Collin Carter, Wesley Robinson, Celeste Ross, Keenan Ross, Ethan Cummings and Lynsie Kate Burns, all of Booneville; a special caregiver, Charlene Prater.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Lucille Burress.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Heritage Hospice.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Hospice, 1801 South Harper Road, Corinth, MS 38834.

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

 

VIVIAN CROWE

BALDWYN - Vivian Crowe, 81 died Monday, June 4, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center She was a retired employee of the Booneville Hospital and Blue Bel Industries. She had recently retired from the Anne Spencer Co. Library in Baldwyn. She was member of the First United Methodist Church in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Corley, Sister Denise Earls, Bro. Bert Harper and Bro. Bobby Gene Crabb officiating. Bro. Steve Lampkin will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne and Basil Roberts of Guntown, and Judy and Steve Lampkin of Preston; two sons, Jimmy Crowe of Tupelo, and Don and Gordon Marie Crowe of Baldwyn; one sister, Zana Crabb of Jonesboro, Ark.; her grandchildren, Reid Roberts, Rickey Roberts, Randy Roberts, Darren Roberts, Darla White, Rusty Crowe, Missy Jackson, Katie Crowe, Jenny Lampkin, Alison Corley and Trevor Crowe; 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Crowe; her parents, Burt and Mertie Hisaw; her daughter-in-law, Esther Lee Crowe; four sisters, Anna Nunley, Bertha Harper, Lena Welty and Kitty Harbor; and a brother, Boone Hisaw.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund of Baldwyn.

 

JOHN C. CROWELL

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - John C. "Connie" Crowell, 94, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at the Sunbridge Care and Rehab in Tuscumbia, Ala. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Barton, Ala., for more than 80 years. He was a farmer. He was an inspiration to many people and will be greatly missed.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Barton, Ala., with Dr. Frank Whitaker and Bro. Lenden Smith officiating. Burial will be in Barton Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a sister, Alice Marshall of Tuscumbia, Ala.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Keith Bonds, Kevin Bonds, Joel Andrews, Jack Crowell, Jimmy Maxwell, Mike Maxwell, Larry Elliott and Ray Ogletree.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hershel Pounders and Guy Holmes.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Memorials may be made to Southern Hospice of Muscle Shoals, Ala.

 

RAYMOND CROWELL

CHEROKEE, Ala. - Raymond Charles Crowell, 62, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at the Corinth Hospital. He was a member of the Oldham Baptist Church and loved the Lord and enjoyed reading his Bible. His hobbies were reading, especially his market bulletin, taking care of his livestock and attending livestock auctions.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. John Bray officiating. Burial will be in the Morris Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Jane Crowell of Cherokee, Ala.; his mother, Willa L. Crowell of Cherokee, Ala.; one son, Randle Luna and wife, Trena, of Ripley; two daughters, Jeana Hill and husband, Tim, of Ripley, and Rhonda Brock and husband, Paul, of Walnut; one brother, Bobby Crowell and wife, Kim, of Cherokee; one sister, Donna Newborn and husband, Kevin, of Rienzi; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Hillary, Colby, Laura, Austin, Ashley, Chase and Natalie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oldham Baptist Church Fund.

 

ROGER CROWSON

            BOONEVILLE ‑ Roger Hale Crowson, 47, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville and the Cross Seekers Sunday school Class. He was a taxidermist and a member of the Booneville Lions Club. He was an avid hunter and fishermen. He loved his family and friends.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Booneville with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors include his wife, Linda Leeson Crowson of Booneville; one son, Ryan Lee Crowson of Booneville; two daughters, Sharleen Halbert of Guntown, and Amanda Brooks and her husband, Eddie, of Shannon; his father, Charles W Simmons of Booneville; his mother, Clare Sparks Simmons of Booneville; a brother, Lee Crowson, and his wife, Regents, of Booneville; three grandchildren, Sarah, Rebecca and Jonah Halbert of Guntown.

            Pallbearers will be Charles Crowson George Crowe, Rick Wanner, Robert Lesson, G. B. Lesson, Ronnie Leeson, Kenny Leeson. James Halbert and Jimmy Young.

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

 

CISSY CRUM

CORINTH - Cissy Crum, 64, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in Florence, Ala., as the result of an auto accident. She was born May 28, 1941, in Jackson. She moved to Corinth in her teens. She was a former real estate agent in Corinth. She also established, owned and managed a number of retail second hand stores. She enjoyed buying and selling at flea markets.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Chapel. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Crum of Kingsport, Tenn., and Corey Crum and wife, Lorri, of Corinth; a daughter, Tina Crum of Corinth; the father of her children, L.C. Crum; six grandchildren, Tiffany Mitchell and husband, Brandon, Dylan Crum, Ford Crum, Gray Crum, Jorden Smith and Tyler Bearden; three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Briley and Braden Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

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

 

DEWEY CRUM

CORINTH - Dewey Crum, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a dairy farmer and cattleman. He was a veteran of World War II and a Baptist. He was an avid hunter and farmer.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Victor Ward and the Rev. Smiley Mills officiating. Burial will be in Overton Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Crum of Michie, Tenn., and Doyle Wayne Crum of Kossuth; six daughters, Martha Bradley and Glenda Morrow of Kossuth, Donna Brewster and husband, Benny, of Morristown, Tenn., and Vicki Butler and husband, Donnie, Pam Smith, and Lisa Arnold and husband, Jesse, all of Corinth; a half brother, Vester Crum of Corinth; three sisters, Geneva Milburn of Stapleton, Ga., Elvie Uttley of Rector, Ark., and Mary Stanfield of Corinth; three half sisters, Eva Crum, Maggie Hastings and Dimple Elam, all of Corinth; his grandchildren, Jody Crum, Mike Switcher, Shane Switcher, Jennifer Brown, Tonya Morrow, Todd Morrow, Penny Simmons, Jamie Crum, Stanley Bradley, Matt Bradley, Zack Bradley, Chase Brewster Brassfield, Kelsey Brewster, Adam Jourdan, Dustin Smith and Jesse Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fausteen Stanley Crum; his parents, Ike and Worthy Tapp Crum; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Switcher and Syble Crum; a grandchild, Christopher Lipford; two brothers, Lee Crum and Futcher Crum; a sister, Ethel Null; and a son-in-law, Amos Bradley.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from noon to service time today.

 

DONNA CRUM

BOONEVILLE - Donna VanDyke Crum, 63, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at her home. She was born Oct. 17, 1940, in Grove City, Pa., the daughter of Norman L. and Verda Sloan VanDyke. She was a homemaker. She was a devoted wife of 47 years and a loving mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Higgins officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, John Crum, whom she married July 23, 1956; four daughters, Linda Jacoby and her husband, Ron, of Palm Coast, Fla., Carolyn Reddick of Southaven, Tina Shea and her husband, Pete, of Collierville, Tenn., and Sheliah Whitley and her husband, Bobby, of Marietta; one son, Kenneth Crum and his wife, Becky, of Horn Lake; three sisters, Helen Martin and her husband, Gene, Lucille Guthrie and her husband, Denise, and Shirley Trvis and her husband, Bill, all of Grove City, Pa.; three brothers, Earl VanDyke and his wife, Lois, of Sharon, Pa., Harry VanDyke of Harrisville, Pa., and Shirl Van Dyke and his wife, Dottie, of Slippery Rock, Pa.; 23 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Jack VanDyke, Ray VanDyke and Buck VanDyke; two sisters, Ruth Huffman and Betty Magyuar.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mark Carroll, Bradley Reddick, Ricky Lewis and Jason Brigance.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service today at the funeral home.

 

E.B. CRUM

CORINTH - E.B. Earlie Crum, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Alcorn County to Arthur "Jake" Crum and Martha Spencer Crum. He was owner and operator of Crum's Grocery for many years. He was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Modine "Short" Crum, in November 1995.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Brush Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Pete Wooley and the Rev. Carroll Talley officiating. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Wade Wilbanks, Avis Wilbanks, Timmy Wilbanks, Randy Wilbanks, Morris Weaver and Luther Mills.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today.

 

DANIEL PAUL CUMMINGS

IUKA - Daniel Paul Cummings, 75, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Raybon Richardson and Bro. Edwin Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Emogene Cummings of Iuka; his mother, Artie Cummings of Iuka; two sons, Rickey and Phyllis Cummings, and Nickey and Janie Cummings, all of Iuka; a daughter, Paula Cummings of Iuka; a brother, Jack Cummings of Iuka; three sisters, Reba Thornton of Iuka, Betty Norris of Collierville, Tenn., and Margie O'Neal of Bronson, Fla.; three grandchildren, Nicole South, Kari Buckles and Daniel Cummings; a great-grandchild, Chandler South.

He was preceded in death by his father, Pat Cummings; a sister, Milbra Wood; and a brother, Mack Cummings.

Pallbearers will be Greg Adams, Jerry Cummings, Joe Hudson, Terry Laird, Bobby Kennedy and Jessie McDuffy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Paul Feltman, Nicky McRae and Cleston Burcham.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30329.

 

 

HENDERSON CUMMINGS

CORINTH - Henderson Cummings, 68, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his home. He was a member of Pleasant Grove M. B. Church at Dennistown and a former Sunday school superintendent. He was a retired employee of Intex Plastics.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove M. B. Church at Dennistown with the Rev. Anthony Collier officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Grayson's Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy V. Comans Harbour Cummings of Corinth; a stepson, Eric Jason Comans of Corinth; a stepdaughter, Eartha Harbour Smallwood and husband, Ernest Smallwood Jr., of Coppell, Texas; two brothers, Porter Cummings Jr. of Chicago and Eddie L. Cummings of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Viola Spears of Corinth and Annie Elizabeth Bailey of Paducah, Ky.; two step grandchildren, Ernest Smallwood III and Eaton Chanel Smallwood, both of Coppell, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Porter Cummings and Lizzie Barnett Cummings.

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

 

JAMES CRUM

CORINTH - James Matthew Lane Crum, 14, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis. He was a student. He attended Liberty Hill Church with his uncle. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and drawing, and he loved his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hill Church with Bro. Luther Crum, Sis. Audrey Crum and Sis. Connie Crabb officiating. Burial will be in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Lisa Burggraff, and her friend, Sedona Bowen, of Corinth; his father, Gary Lane Crum and his fiancee, Lisa Rhinehart, of Walnut; a brother, Daniel Lee Marshall Crum of Corinth; two sisters, Katrina Kayla Lain Crum and Crystal Bowen, both of Corinth; his grandmother, Sandra Bowen of Corinth; his grandfather, Travis Barmes; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bertha Barmes, and Clovis J.C. and Allie Ruth Crum.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is in progress at the Liberty Hill Church on County Road 620.

 

RETTER VIOLA CRUM

CORINTH - Retter Viola Crum, 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at her home. She was a retired garment factory worker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coleman-Family Chapel with Bro. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Alcorn County.

Survivors include a daughter, Bobbie Jean Roberson of Corinth; two grandsons, Terry Wayne Essary of New Albany and Bradley Heath Locke of Corinth; a granddaughter, Selina Shay Dillard of New Albany; 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Hettie Whirley, and a sister, Velma Hawley.

Visitation will be from 4 to 10 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

BILLY CRUSE

TISHOMINGO - Billy Cruse, 53, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a native of Belmont and a construction worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie and Vada Cruse.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will in the Joel Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Fryar of Ellis Town; two grandchildren, Chase Fryar and Kirk Fryar, both of Ellis Town; four sisters, Martha Elrod and husband, Robert, Patricia Witt and husband, Paul, Sylvia Steele an Freeda Marbry, all of Belmont; one brother, James Cruse and wife, Dedra, of Belmont; many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charles Searcy, Joe Bostick and Rocky Marbry.

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

 

JACK CRYDER

            Jack Gregory Cryder, 65, of the Auburn community, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 24, 1936, in Lee County, to the late Leonard Clyde Cryder and Lucille Gregory Cryder. He was a member of Priceville Baptist Church and the Natchez Trace Golf Club. He was retired from Planters Lumber Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. His hobbies were play ng golf and pool. He loved being with his friends and family.

            Services will be 10 a.m. today at the Priceville Baptist Church with Bro. Tim McMillen officiating. Burial will be in the Prineville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Dorothy Jean “Dot” Butler Cryder, whom he married Sept. 10. 1965; a daughter, Michelle Flatt and her husband, Fred, of Tupelo; three sons, Greg Cryder of the Auburn community, Carey Cryder and his wife, Stefanie, of Tupelo and Scott Cryder and his wife, Alicia, of the Auburn community; a brother, Gene Cryder and his wife, Betty, of Madison; a sister, Helen Wallis of Greenville; six grandchildren, Brian and Jordan Flatt, and Cody, Lakyn, Carson and Summer Cryder.

            Pallbearer will be Mac Gregory, Tim Rock, Skinny Pickens, Kenny Gregory, Bert Gregory and David Duncan.

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

 

CHARLOTTE E. CRYSTAL

JACKSON - Charlotte Elaine Crystal, 46, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. She was a native of Booneville and attended the University of Mississippi and Milsaps College. She lived in Jackson most of her adult life. She owned Crystal Design, LLC - an interior design and decorating firm. She participated in many community activities and was often involved in fund raising for various charities. She formerly served as Chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was a dedicated volunteer for Hospice Ministries of Central Mississippi. She also served on the Board of Directors of the University Club and Mississippi Blood Services. She was an active member of Beth Israel Congregation and Sisterhood.

She was an avid tennis player at River Hills Club as a member of the RTC Forehanders; traveled the world with her husband Jerry, scuba diving, snow skiing and spent many happy hours on the beach in Destin, Fla.

She was a beloved wife, daughter, grandmother and interior decorator and benefactor and will be sorely missed by her family, friends and grandchildren, to whom she was devoted.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Beth Israel Temple in Jackson. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the Temple.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald P. Crystal of Jackson; her mother, Lona Boren of Tupelo; her stepchildren, Paula Crystal Erlich and her husband, Edward, of Madison, Bucky Crystal of Jackson, and Shannon Crystal and her husband, Dr. Robert Haber, of Charlotte, N.C.; three brothers, Randall Breedlove and Gary Breedlove of Booneville, and Mike Boren of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Missie Jenkins of Tupelo and Michelle Sisson of Atlanta, Ga.; and her grandchildren, Devon, Remi and Max Erlich, and Jordan and Alec Haber.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice Ministries of Mississippi or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

GEORGE CULP

TISHOMINGO - George Monroe Culp, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at his home. He was a native of Tennessee. He was a retired sawmiller after 60 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 0144 in Tishomingo. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Dr. Ralph Culp and the Rev. Mickey Trammel officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Culp of Tishomingo; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Reno and her husband, William, of Tishomingo; a son, Ralph Culp and his wife, Rebecca Ann, of Corinth; a sister, Dorothy Belue and her husband, J.W., of Paden; five grandchildren, Michelle Culp English and her husband, Brent, of Yuma, Ariz., Michael Culp of Grenada, Greg Whitehead and his wife, Amy, of Tishomingo, Luciana Nunley and her husband, Brandon, of Dennis, and Amanda Lumpkins and her husband, Edward, of Midlothian, Va.; seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Howard Monroe Culp.

Pallbearers will be Albert Culp, Michael Culp, Greg Whitehead, Jerry Patterson, William R. Reno and David Gregory.

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

 

JENNIE CULVER

FULTON - Jennie Frances Culver, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept. 30, 1944, to Willis and Susan Corella McMillen Barnett in Itawamba County. She was a factory worker at Reed's Manufacturing for 37 years. She was a member of Dorsey Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Estes and Bro. Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Dorsey Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Vails and husband, Ray, of Fort Worth, Texas; a son, Allan Culver and wife, Tammy, of Golden; five sisters, Jettie Pate of Fulton, Laura Wheeler and husband, Jerry, of Ballardsville, Martha George and husband, Ellis, of Belmont, Sue Bodock of Tupelo and Imojeane Sexton of Canton; a brother, Wendell Westmoreland of Dorsey; four grandchildren, Angela, Madison, Christa and Riley.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Doug Culver.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Dillard, Jerry Davis, Roddy Sheffield, Johnny Westmoreland, Thomas Westmoreland, Danny Westmoreland, Kevin Westmoreland, Milton Lannons and Wendell Westmoreland.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

DEBRA CULVER

RIPLEY - Debra Jean Culver, 39, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. She was a member of Hatchie Chapel Church and an employee of Ashley Furniture in Ripley. She was the daughter of the late Curtis Grace and Barbara Gammons Grace.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hatchie Chapel Church in Alcorn County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Culver of Ripley; a daughter, Felecia Michelle Cornelius of Corinth; two sons, Zachary Wayne Culver of Ripley and Anthony Ray Pilkington of Corinth; three sisters, Mary Glisson and Glenda Jones, both of Ripley, and Lisa Hughes of Oakland, Tenn.; three brothers, Alan Grace of California, and William Grace and Ricky Grace, both of Ripley; a grandson, Cameron Dewayne Cornelius of Corinth.

Pallbearers will be Kimbel Crum, Joshua Rorie, Billy Wayne Decanter, Charles Russell, Wayne Davis and Lamar Russell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Crum and Ricky Grace.

Visitation will be at the church until service time.

 

OLA LEE CULVER

TUPELO - Ola Lee Culver, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Beverly Health Care Center-Eason after a long illness. She was a native of Prentiss County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Curtis Culver, who died Jan. 13, 1964.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Elder Roger Browning officiating. Burial will be in Boguefala Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Culver and wife, Pat, of Odenville, Ala.; two daughters, Dorothy Majors and husband, Archie, of Amory, and Lee Ewing and husband, Jim, of Tupelo; two sons, Bob Pace of Baldwyn and Bill Pace of Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Jimmie Harp of Marietta and Ernestine Harp of Baldwyn; two sisters-in-law, Edith Pace of Baldwyn and Valeria Pace of Elkhart, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Walter and Ida Nora Pace; a son, Charles Culver; and a daughter, Mary Kelly.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

LEWIS L. CULWELL

GLEN - Lewis L. Culwell, 84, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Glendale Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Glendale Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Plymel, the Rev. Bobby Cossey and the Rev. Taft Nethery officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Virgie M. Culwell; two sons, Jimmy and Barbara Culwell of Glen, and Bobby and Pat Culwell of Burnsville; a daughter, Joyce and Henry Rinehart of Glen; grandchildren, Becky Smith of Collierville, Tenn., Robert Culwell of Corinth, Sue Milam and Leigh Rinehart of Glen, Sindy Waldrop of Burnsville and Hank Rinehart of Oxford; great-grandchildren, Brett, Eric and Chase Smith, Courtney, Amanda and Hunter Milam, Jessica, Tyler and Brice Culwell, Jacklyn, Robin, John Paul and Brandy Waldrop, and Layne and Carter Rinehart.

He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Culwell; two daughters, Linda and Lana Culwell; and a sister, Velma Whirley.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Wilbanks, Randy Woods, Merle Wayne Coln, Robin Waldrop, Jackie Waldrop and Don Farr.

Memorials may be made to the Glendale Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 70, Glen MS 38846.

 

ARTIE CUMMINGS

IUKA - Artie Alexander Cummings, 91, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home in Iuka. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, cooking and taking care of her family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Allen Osborn officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Jack Cummings of Iuka; two daughters, Betty Norris of Collierville, Tenn., and Reba Thornton and husband, Jim, of Iuka; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Daniel Pat Cummings; two sons, Paul and Mack Cummings; and two daughters, Margie O'Neill and Milbra Wood.

Pallbearers will be Van Thornton, Steve Norris, Ricky Cummings, Nicky Cummings, Jerry Cummings and Larry Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Seago, Paul Thornton, Wayne Norris, Charles Skinner, Dwight Fields, Tommy O'Neill and James Ray Cummings.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church building fund.

 

DANIEL PAUL CUMMINGS

IUKA - Daniel Paul Cummings, 75, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Raybon Richardson and Bro. Edwin Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Emogene Cummings of Iuka; his mother, Artie Cummings of Iuka; two sons, Rickey and Phyllis Cummings, and Nickey and Janie Cummings, all of Iuka; a daughter, Paula Cummings of Iuka; a brother, Jack Cummings of Iuka; three sisters, Reba Thornton of Iuka, Betty Norris of Collierville, Tenn., and Margie O'Neal of Bronson, Fla.; three grandchildren, Nicole South, Kari Buckles and Daniel Cummings; a great-grandchild, Chandler South.

He was preceded in death by his father, Pat Cummings; a sister, Milbra Wood; and a brother, Mack Cummings.

Pallbearers will be Greg Adams, Jerry Cummings, Joe Hudson, Terry Laird, Bobby Kennedy and Jessie McDuffy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Paul Feltman, Nicky McRae and Cleston Burcham.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30329.

 

HENDERSON CUMMINGS

CORINTH - Henderson Cummings, 68, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his home. He was a member of Pleasant Grove M. B. Church at Dennistown and a former Sunday school superintendent. He was a retired employee of Intex Plastics.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove M. B. Church at Dennistown with the Rev. Anthony Collier officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Grayson's Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy V. Comans Harbour Cummings of Corinth; a stepson, Eric Jason Comans of Corinth; a stepdaughter, Eartha Harbour Smallwood and husband, Ernest Smallwood Jr., of Coppell, Texas; two brothers, Porter Cummings Jr. of Chicago and Eddie L. Cummings of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Viola Spears of Corinth and Annie Elizabeth Bailey of Paducah, Ky.; two stepgrandchildren, Ernest Smallwood III and Eaton Chanel Smallwood, both of Coppell, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Porter Cummings and Lizzie Barnett Cummings.

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

 

JEFFREY ROBERT CUMMINGS

Jeffrey Robert Cummings, 34, of Jumpertown, died Tuesday, Jan 1, 2002, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 2. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery in Jumpertown. Local survivors include his wife. Ginger Lane Davis Cummings, of Jumpertown; his mother, Lanette Cummings of Jumpertown; his father, Jerry Cummings of Booneville; a son, Jeffrey Blake Cummings of the home; a sister Tabitha Perrigo of Jumpertown; his grandmother, Velma English of Jumpertown; and his father-and mother-in-law, Garvin and Betty Sue Davis of Jumpertown.

 

MARY CUMMINGS

CORINTH - Mary Ethel Cummings, 86, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at her home. She was a homemaker, and a member of Holly Baptist Church and the Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed making quilts and growing flowers.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with Bro. Ray Newcomb and the Rev. Harold Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include six sons, Bobby Eugene and Shirley Cummings of Holladay, Tenn., Henry Alvin and Debbie Cummings of Greenback, Tenn., John Edward and Barbara Cummings of Kossuth, Onnie and Donna Cummings, and Lonnie and Janice Cummings, all of Corinth, and James Rufus and Doris Cummings of Guys, Tenn.; five daughters, Mary Ellen Sanders of Kossuth, and Emma Jean Cornelius, Minnie and J. R. Bradley, Ruby and Wesley Wilbanks, and Judy and Randy BradleyRandy, all of Corinth; an adopted daughter, Linda Wilburn of Corinth; a sister, Judy Capelli of Kenosha, Wis.; 44 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Viola Savage of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Johnnie B. Cummings; her parents, Henry Ashcraft and Arrie Melissa Ashcraft; a son, Lonzo Cummings; two sons-in-law, Everett Cornelius and Sach Sanders; a great-granddaughter, Whitney Thomas; two great-grandsons, Hunter Pegg and Bryson Sanders; five brothers; three sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.

 

MARY OZELLE CUMMINGS

ENTERPRISE, Ala. - Mary Ozelle Cummings, 92, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at her residence in Enterprise. She was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ and a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, playing the piano and spending time with her family. She was the widow of James Lewis Cummings.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Booneville Church of Christ with Bro. Gene Thornton and Bro. Jimmy Olive officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Memorial Park Cemetery. Salts Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Pat Howell and her husband, Ernie, of Enterprise, Ala.; two granddaughters, Cindy Ellis and her husband, Mark, and their children, Nicholas, Zachary, and Matthew Ellis and Mary Elizabeth and Laura Lee Ellis, and Tammy Maddox and her husband, Vince, of Dothan, Ala. and their child, Hannah, and expected baby boy; two sisters-in-law, Ida Raye Bullard and Edene Bullard, both of Calhoun County; a host of nieces and nephews.

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

 

 

ALMA CUNNINGHAM

BOONEVILLE - Alma Wilemon Cunningham, 92, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mackey Creek Baptist Church in Booneville with the Rev. Dexter Wilemon officiating. Burial will be in Mackey Creek Cemetery. Ludlam's Funeral Home is in charge of thea arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Wythel Cunningham of Battle Creek, Mich.;

one daughter, Jimmie Whitehead of New Site; two brothers, Tom Wilemon of Gallatin, Tenn., and Linton Wilemon of Tishomingo; three sisters, Liza Rushing of Tishomingo, and lone Knoweles and Rayvill Hudson, both of Battle Creek, Mich.; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Dexter Cunningham, Claude Wilemon, Euda Wilemon, Dwayne Dean and J. P. Wilemon.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

AVENELL CUNNINGHAM

BOONEVILLE ‑ Joyce Avenell Cunningham died Tuesday. Nov. 21, 2000, at her home in Booneville, Born in Itawamba County, she was the daughter of Oscar Lee Waddell and Maxie Lou Griffin Waddell She was the widow of James A. Cunningham, who piddle 1956. She was a graduate of Booneville High School and Blue Mountain College, and completed postgraduate work at the University of Mississippi. She worked in public edu­cation as a teacher for many years, then served as director of the Prentiss County Child Development Center until her retirement. She was a mem­ber of the First United Methodist Church in Booneville.

Services will be at 2 p m. today of the First United Methodist Church in Booneville with the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery Booneville Funeral Home Is in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors include a son, James A. Cunningham III, and his wife, Ginger, of Columbus; two daughters, Pamela Towery, her husband, Ron, of Jonesboro, Ark., and Camille Galloway and her husband. Bob, of Booneville; two brothers, A .J. Waddell of Belmont and Lyonal Waddell of Booneville, a sister, Lois Mize of Tupelo: six grandchildren, Jay and Katy Cunningham of Amory, Kimberly Childers of Jonesboro, Ark., and Barkley Drew and Best Galloway of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Prentiss Waddell and Hollis Waddell; and a sister, Opal Stevens.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Mize. Lee Waddell, Keith Shackelford, James Normally, Billy Pounds, Spencer Williams and Jack Alexander.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, TO Box 235, Booneville MS 38829.

 

BERTHA M. CUNNINGHAM

DENNIS - Bertha M. "Aunt Bert" Cunningham, 87, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Tishomingo County to the late E.A. and Willie Josephine Lee Cunningham. She was a farmer and a homemaker and was affiliated with the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and one sister. She enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens Center at Tishomingo State Park.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Jim Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Dennis Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include one niece, Janet Smith and husband, Danny, of Dennis; four special great-nieces, Kristi Kennedy and husband, Rodney, of Vina, Ala., Erica Smith of Chattanooga, Tenn., Elisha Smith of Dennis and Stephanie Gorsuch of Belmont; three special great-great-nephews, Hunter Kennedy, Chance Kennedy and Wyatt Kennedy, all of Vina, Ala.; her sister-in-law, Genell Cunningham of Burton; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Cunningham, Mike Cunningham, Sam Cunningham, William Lynch, Donnie Lynch and Brady Sauls.

 

BOBBY CUNNINGHAM

IUKA - Bobby Ray Cunningham, 62, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at his home as the result of a tractor accident. He was an Army veteran and served in Germany. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Iuka Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorthy Crowe Cunningham.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Lance Foster and Minister Ron Deaton officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Cunningham; two daughters, Dianne Cartwright of Booneville and Vicki Matheny of Sao Jose, Brazil; three sons, Samuel Cunningham and David Lambert, both of Iuka, and Bobby Rex Cunningham of the home; one sister, Patsy Wright of Belmont; seven grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today.

 

 

CHARLES CUNNINGHAM

TISHOMINGO - Charles Weldon Cunningham, 63, died Friday, Sept. 20, 1996, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after an extended illness. He was a retired truck driver. He was a Baptist and a veteran.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marshall Tennison and the Rev. William H. Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ernestine White Cunningham of Tishomingo; his mother, Genell Cunningham of Tishomingo; one son, Glenn Cunningham and his wife, Cindy, of Tishomingo; one sister, Barbara Brown and her husband, Kenneth, of Tishomingo; two grandchildren, Kristen and Holly; one niece, Toni Deaton and her husband, David, of Tishomingo; two great-nieces, Lacey and Katie, both of Tishomingo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delmas Cunningham.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Carter, Charlie Brown, William L. McKinney, Kenneth Vuncannon, Luther A. South and L. E. Woodruff.

 

DEXTER PAUL CUNNINGHAM

DENNIS ‑ Dexter Paul Cunning­ham, 77, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi. He was retired as a farmer after 40 years and as a school bus driver after 15 years. He was active with the County Extension Office for 10 years He was an Army veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Head with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Silver Star.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Denton Funeral Home Chapel in Bel­mont with the Rev. Tommy Purvis officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Kath­leen Cunningham of Dennis; two daughters, Hilda Gorsuch and her husband, Michael, and Janet Smith and her husband, Danny, all of Den­nis; two sisters, Necie Epps and Bertha Cunningham, both of Dennis; four grandchildren, Kristi Kennedy and her husband. Rodney, of Vine, Ala., Stephanie Wright and her hus­band, Shawn, of Belmont, and Erica Smith and Elisha Smith, both of Dennis; one great‑grandson, Hunter Kennedy of Vina, Ala.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Lynch, William Lynch, Ronnie Harris, Bon­nie Cunningham, Ray Higginbottom and Billy P. Sartain.

 

DONNA CUNNINGHAM

BOONEVILLE - Donna Faye Cunningham died Monday, Sept. 8, 1997, at her home after a long illness. She was a retired homemaker and cafeteria worker for the New Site School, and a member of the Baptist church. She was the daughter of Joel and Lillie Johnson.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Gene Cunningham of Booneville; one daughter, Jill Sparks of Booneville; one son, Donnie Cunningham of Booneville; one sister, Clara White of New Site; three brothers, Bill Johnson of New Site, George Johnson of Baldwyn and Joel Johnson Jr. of Booneville; two grandchildren.

 

 

DOROTHY R. "DOT" CUNNINGHAM

BOONEVILLE - Dorothy R. "Dot" Cunningham, 48, died Thursday at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was a factory worker and a member of the New Bethel Church of Christ,

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home with burial in the New Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby R. Cunningham of Booneville; one daughter, Dianne Cartwright of Booneville; one son, Samuel Ray Cunningham of the home; three sisters, Nella Mills of Fulton, Delia Henry of Belmont and Etta Rae Wilson of New Site; four brothers, Eulas Crowe and J. C. Crowe, both of New Site, Dalton Crowe of Belmont and Verme Crowe of Tupelo; and one grandchild.

 

HUGH CUNNINGHAM

JACKSON - Elijah Hugh Cunningham, 79, died Sunday, January 5, 1992, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson after a lone illness. He was a practicing attorney with the law firm Barnett McClintoch, Montgomery & Cunningham. He was a member of the Mississippi Bar Association for 50 years. He was a veteran of World War II and served as a special investigator attached to the adjutant general's office. He attended the University of Mississippi and graduated from the Jackson School of Law. He was a member of Sigma Chi.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Potts officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one brother. Dr. Jeff Cunningham of Memphis: two sisters. Myrtle C. Cooper of Corinth and Grace C. Wood of Jackson: several nieces and nephew s.

Visitation will be from I to 3 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home.

Memorials may he made to Forrest Hill United Methodist Church in Jackson or the First United Methodist Church in Corinth.

 

GENELL CUNNINGHAM

BOONEVILLE - Genell Ramey Cunningham, 92, of the Burton community, did Saturday, March 26, 2005, at her daughter's home after an extended illness. She was a member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church; she was a member of the Methodist faith for over 80 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Burton Volunteer Fire Department.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Earl McAnally and Bro. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Brown of the Burton community; one brother Delton Ramey of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Glenn Cunningham and wife, Cindy, and Toni Deaton and husband, David; five great-grandchildren, Lacey Cain, Katie Deaton, Holly Cunningham, Halley Cunningham and Kristen Ledbetter; one daughter-in-law, Ernestine Lowery of Burton; her special friends, James, Lloyd Ray and Beth Owens; a close companion, Kelly Ray.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmas Cunningham; two sons, Charles and Junior E. Cunningham; one son-in-law, Kenneth Brown; three sisters and four brothers.

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

 

MRS. GEORGIE PATRICK CUNNINGHAM

Mrs. Georgie Patrick Cunningham, 93, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Booneville, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1989, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina, Ohio, after an extended illness.

Services were Saturday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Hugh Brown Patrick, John W. Langford, Roland Brock, Dr. W. L. Stroup Jr., Ben Taylor Smith and Danny Jumper.

Mrs. Cunningham was the widow of William W. Cunningham Jr. who preceded her in death in 1952. She was the daughter of the late George W. Patrick Jr. and Lulu McMillan Patrick.

Mrs. Cunningham graduated from Booneville High School in 1914 and attended business school in Booneville. She was a retired teacher of piano in the Booneville Schools. Before her marriage, she was employed by the Simmons Company in Binningham and later by the law firm of Cunningham and Berry in Booneville. She was pianist for the First Methodist Church and other musical organizations in Booneville.

While living in Altamont, Ill., she was president of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the First United Methodist Church. She returned to Booneville in 1952 where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Booneville, the D. T. Beall Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Thursday Study Club and a charter member and Past Regent of the Natchez Trace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by one son, William Patrick Cunningham of Litchfield, Ohio; one daughter. Mrs. Paul W. (Bettie) Schumacher, of Booneville and Conway, Ark.; one sister, Mrs. J. F. (Juanita) Milton Jr. of Calhoun City; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

 

JAMES LEX CUNNINGHAM

MARIETTA - James Lex Cunningham, 73, died Wednesday, January 25, 1989, at the Crown Manor Living Center in Zion, III. He was a retired maintenance department at Marietta School and was a Methodist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ora Pate Cunningham of Marietta; one daughter, Betty Eloise Zackrevicz of Booneville. two sons, Glen Cunningham of Zion, Ill.; Gene Rye Cunningham of New Jersey; two sisters, Necia Epps of Dennis, Bertha Cunningham of Dennis; one brother. Dexter Cunningham of Dennis; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren.

 

KIM CUNNINGHAM

IUKA - Kim Cunningham, 32, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Highway 30 near Tishomingo. She was a 1990 graduate of Iuka High School and the manager of Dollar General in Burnsville. She attended the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed basketball, camping and fishing, and loved her two dogs.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. William Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Allen Line Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Retha and Johnny Nunley of Iuka; her father and stepmother, Ronnie and Marilyn Cunningham of Belmont; her grandmothers, Cleo Taylor and Maudie Nunley of Iuka, and Winna Ree Cunningham of New Site; a stepbrother, Tony Collum of Belmont; two stepsisters, Lynn Leathers of Belmont and Jennifer Cox of Tishomingo; a special uncle, Mike Cunningham of New Site; a godson, Zachary Huff of Burnsville.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, T.J. Taylor and Othol Cunningham.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Puckett, Jeff Helton, Danny Taylor, Andy Elliott, Alfred Yarber, Jimmy Durham and Willie Long.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.

Mary Helen Dunaway

 

L. A. CUNNINGHAM

NEW SITE - Lee A. Cunningham, 82, died Friday, February 26, 1982,at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a retired farmer, a mason, and a member of the Woodman of the World.

r Services will be 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Sanford Cunningham of New Site; a daughter, Miss Dillard Cunningham of New Site; two sons, Rex Cunningham and Gene Cunningham, both of New Site; two sisters, Mrs. Necie Epps and Miss Bertha Cunningham; three brothers, Hester Cunningham, Lex Cunningham, and Dexter Cunningham, all of New Site; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

MABEL CUNNINGHAM

BOONEVILLE - Mabel Cunningham, 97, died Thursday at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after a long illness. She was a retired home economics teacher, a charter member of the B&PW Club, and a member of the DAR and the First Baptist Church in Booneville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan and Dr. W. J. Cunningham officiating. Burial will he in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one brother, Thomas Cunningham of Corinth.

 

MARGIE CUNNINGHAM

DENNIS - Margie Kathleen Cunningham, 75, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at her home. She was a native of Mississippi. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Cunningham, in 1998.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Tim Spivy and Rick Jones officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Garden. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Hilda Gorsuch and her husband, Michael, and Janet Smith and her. husband, Danny, all of Dennis; her caregivers, Alex and Donna Menendez of Dennis, and Martha Hill of Belmont; four grandchildren, Krst Kennedy and her husband, Rodney, of Vina, Ala., and Stephanie Wright and her husband, Shawn, Erica Smith and Elisha Smith, all of Dennis; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Kennedy and Greyson Kennedy, both of Vina, Ala.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Lynch, William Lynch, Ronnie Cunningham, Ronnie Harris, Donnie Harris and Jason Harris.

Danny Hutcheson will be an honorary pallbearer.

 

MARY SANFORD CUNNINGHAM

Mary Sanford Cunningham, 90, of El Paso, Texas, died Sunday Dec. 6, 1992, at her home after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. at Little Brown Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cunningham was the widow of Lee A. Cunningham. Shy was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a daughter, Dillard Cunningham of El Paso Texas; a son, Gene Cunningham of Booneville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Richard Mayo. Glen Goodwin. Charles Sanford. Julius Smith, Curtis Grimes and Lewis Hall.

 

MRS. NANCY CAROLYN CUNNINGHAM

Beloved Matron Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Nancy Carolyn Cunningham of Booneville, wife of J. A. Cunningham, Sr., prominent lawyer, passed away Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at her home following an illness of three months. She was 83.

Mrs. Cunningham was the daughter of the late James Benjamin Floyd and Sarah Ellen Moore Floyd, pioneer settlers of Prentiss County. During her entire lifetime she was active in church and civic work. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the W. S. C. S. and a very dedicated member of the Daughters of American Revolution. Mrs. Cunningham was a charter member of the Woman's Club and the first president of the Hospital Auxiliary, when it was organized.

She was one of this area's most beloved and well-known matrons, and her devotion to the Christian ideals of life was manifested in all her undertakings. She was a scholarly person, generous and kind, a loving mother, a thoughtful companion and understanding friend to a wide circle of acquaintances.

She had two sons, William Riley Cunningham and James A. Cunningham, Jr., who preceded her in death several years ago.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with Rev. W. L. Wallace and Rev. E. H. Cunningham officiating. Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

She leaves her husband, Mr. James Andrew Cunningham, Sr., of Booneville; a son, Floyd W. Cunningham of Booneville; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Brewer of Booneville; a brother, Dewey Floyd of Booneville; three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Robertson, Mrs. J. D. Robertson and Mrs. W. R. Fulghum, all of Booneville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday September 10, 1964

 

ORA CUNNINGHAM

Ora Cunningham, 85, of Marietta, died Monday, Jan. 22, 200 I. at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan, Ill., after a brief illness.

Services were Thursday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Cunningham was a housewife and a member of Marietta Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lex Cunningham.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Zackarevicz and her husband. Jim, of Booneville: two sons, Gene Rye and his wife, Jo, of Baltimore, Md., and Glen Cunningham and his wife, Doris, of Zion, Ill.; two brothers, Travis Pate of Booneville and William Pate of Winthrop Harber, Ill.; nine grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

 

 

R. C. CUNNINGHAM Passes Away

Dr. R. C. Cunningham passed away early last Friday afternoon, at his home. He had been in declining health for several years.

Dr. Cunningham was about 84 years of age and was a na­tive of Prentiss County. He was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Blythe Cunningham, who were members of pioneer families in this county.

He first entered the drug business and then decided to', become a physician and grad­uated from Tulane School of Medicine at New Orleans and began the practice of medicine in 1890 and continued in this work until he retired in 1935, when his health failed. He was always ready to render service to the people of the county. He was familiar with the old horseback work. He made many friends by his deep devotion to the work in medical lines. He had been a member of the Ma­sonic Fraternity for many years.

He was married to Miss Alice Robinson in 1894 and she pass­ed away in 1914 and a few years later he was married to Miss Ethel Lee, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lee.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Dr. R. B. Cunning­ham and Thomas, both of Booneville and two daughters, Miss Mabel of Booneville and Miss Quay of Greenville. He is also survived by many other relatives.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Mc­Millan Funeral Home and they were in charge of Rev. E. H. Cunningham, pastor of the Methodist church in Amory, as­sisted by Rev. Thad Ferrell of the Booneville Methodist Church, and Rev. J. D. Thompson of the Booneville Baptist Church, Bro. Cunningham paid a high tribute to the life and character of the: deceased. Many lovely flowers were placed on the newly made grave, as tributes of love and esteem. The body was tenderly laid to rest in the Booneville cemetery.

The active pallbearers were Lloyd Henson, F. W. Duckworth, G. W. Collum, E. B. Owens, Ben Smith and Jim Moore.

The honorary pallbearers were Dr. W. H. Sutherland, J. M. Bynum, H. B. Sutherland, W. H. Anderson, L. L. McDougal, J. V. Crabb, W. W. Strange, and. S. L. Pharr, Claude Gray, Robert Green, R B. Smith, W. C. Peel­er Guy ,Young, and Gordon Smith and Sam Johnson.

The sorrowing relatives have the deepest sympathy of many friends in their dark hours.

McMillan and Son were in charge of the funeral arrange­ments:

           

 

REX C. CUNNINGHAM

BOONEVILLE - Rex C. Cunningham, 60, died Monday, July 17, 1989, at his residence. He was a retired industrial worker and a veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Cunningham of Booneville; one son, Tim Cunningham of Booneville; his mother, Mary Cunningham of El Paso. Texas: one sister, Dillard Cunningham of El Paso, Texas; one brother, Gene Cunningham of Booneville; two grandchildren.

 

 

THOMAS CUNNINGHAM

BOONEVILLE - Thomas Vaiden Cunningham, 90, died Thursday, June 30, 1994, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Corinth. He was retired from Duck- worth Drug Company and a member of the Booneville Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorsa Pharr Cunning- ham; one brother, Dr. R. B. Cunningham; two sisters, Quay Cunningham and Mable Cunningham. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include several great- nephews and one great-niece.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until services at the funeral home.

 

DR. W. J. CUNNINGHAM

MEMPHIS - Dr. W. J. Cunningham, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1994, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born in Iuka to the late Rev. and Mrs. E. H. Cunningham. He was a graduate of the old Mississippi Heights Academy. He attended Millsaps College and graduated from the University of Mississippi and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Millsaps College in 1952.

He served 66 years in the ministry, including 25 years in the North Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church, serving at churches in Oxford, Greenville and Tupelo. He served as pastor at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church in Jack- son during the early years of the civil rights movement and authored "Agony at Galloway, One Church's Struggle with Social Change."

A resident of Memphis for over 30 years, he served as minister at St. John's United Methodist Church and Rebecca Memorial United Methodist Church. After retiring in 1975 he joined the church staff at Bartlett United Methodist Church and was named Associate Minister Emeritus by that church in 1981.

He served as president of the Board of Education of the North Mississippi Conference for 11 years, and he was a trustee of Millsaps College.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo with Dr. O. G. Trigg and the Rev. James R. McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lorinne Mitchell Cunningham of Tupelo; three daughters, Mrs. O. Gerald Trigg of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Ed L. Redding of Jack- son and Sarah Gay of Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church Chapel 30 minutes before services.

Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Senior Services of Mississippi.

 

 

DONALD CUPPER

BOONEVILLE ‑ Donald Ralph Cupper, 54, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at the North Mississippi Med­ical Center after an extended illness. He was a medical attendant for 17 years al Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S Air Force and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Ceme­tery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, June Allen Cupper: three daughters, Pam Olive and her husband, Jamie, of Shannon, Abbie Copper and Vicki Copper of the home, one son, Joel Copper of the home; three sisters, Loretta Philiber of Tacoma, Wash., Carol Tuohy of Chehalis, Wash, and Thelma Pugh of Omaha, Neb.: two brothers, Jack Copper of Marion, Ind., and Harold Cupper of Tacoma, Wash.; one granddaughter, Brandi Olive.

            Visitation will last until service time today

 

 

IMOGENE CUPPLES

BOONEVILLE ‑ Imogene Cup Pies, 65, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospi­tal after a long illness She was a homemaker and a member of East Booneville Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednes­day at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Jeff Jones officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her father, Forrest Wingo of Booneville; five daughters, Judy Fugitt, Cindy L Bishop and Pool Guinn, all of Booneville, Virginia Golson of West Point and Beth Perrier of Little Rock. Ark; one sister, Barbara Holland of Saltillo; nine grandchildren, Michael, Kyle and Bronson Fugitt, T. J. and T. D. Bishop, Chris Guinn, Nicole Golson, Angela Coggins and Mark Haynes: and three great‑grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron Cupples; her mother, Gladys McCombs Wingo; and a sis­ter, JoAnn Will.

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednes­day.

 

 

MRS. DORIS M CURLEE

Mrs. Doris M. Curlee, 81, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Services were Sunday, Aug. 29, at 2:30 p.m. at McPeters Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial was in Rienzi City Cemetery.

Mrs. Curlee was born in Marshall, Texas, on Aug. 4, 1918. She was married to the late C. B. Curlee Jr. and a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ. Her hobbies included bridge, crocheting and crafts. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Laura Tuckier, and one sister, Grace Moses.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Trudys and Rex Larry Tuckier of Rienzi; a son and daughter-in-law, Cullen Burton "Len" and Barbara Curlee of Corinth; and two grandchildren, Dr. Rex Curlee Tuckier of Molton, Ala., and Anna Katherine Curlee of Corinth.

Pallbearers were John Mac Curlee, Duane Gunn, Charles Palmer, Ellis Rhett, Charles King and Nick Walden.

 

 

EDWIN "JOE" CURLEE

RIENZI ‑ Edwin Joseph "Joe" Curlee, 81, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Feb. 28, 1917, in Memphis. He graduated from Rienzi High School in 1935, Sun­flower Junior College in 1937, and attended the University of Mississippi. He was a self‑employed cattleman, farmer and merchant. He was an Array veteran of World War II. He was chair­man of the Board of Deacons for 20 years at Rienzi Baptist Church. He was a member of the Alcorn County Board of Education for 16 years He was a director of Tombigbee River Valley Water Management. He was a charter member of the Rienzi Dons Club and served on the Alcorn County Election Commission. He also served as a staff member under Gov. Ross Barnett, Gov. Paul B. Johnson and Gov. John B. Williams.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday al Rienzi Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Cooper and the Rev. Joe Hol­comb officiating. Burial will be in Rienzi Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Beth Carter Curled of Rienzi; one daughter, Sandra Curlee Benjamin of Rienzi; four grandchildren, Lee Benjamin and his wife, Karen, Stacy Bullard and her husband, Bri­an, Holly Jackson and her husband, Keith, and Burton Benjamin; one great‑grandson, David Bullard; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be Lee Benjamin, Bur­ton Benjamin, Bean Bullard, Keith Jackson, Thomas Carter and Mac Curlee.

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

Memorials may be made to Rienzi Baptist Church, or the C. B. Curled Scholarship Fund, c/o Rienzi Baptist Church, Rienzi, Miss., 38865.

 

JESSIE B. CURLEE

CORINTH - Jessie B. Curlee, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the Alcorn Health and Rehab Center.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at City Road CME Church with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a brother, W.K. Curlee of Corinth; three sisters, Leaster Knight, and Doris Moore and husband, Chester, all of Corinth, and Katherine Kimmons of Fort Pierce, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cullin and Lena Curlee, four brothers and three sisters.

 

KIMBERLY CURLEE

CORINTH - Kimberly Curlee, 32, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, in Memphis. She was a member of City Road CME Church in Corinth. She later joined New Jerusalem M.B. Church in Jackson. She graduated from Corinth High School in 1988. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Mississippi Valley State University and received her master's degree in social work from Jackson State University in May 2003. She was employed as a therapist by Timber Hills Region IV in Corinth.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at City Road CME Church with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Burial will be in Rienzi Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a special friend, Frank Felton of Jackson; her father, T.J. Tyes of New York; her mother, Willie Ruth McKinnon of Corinth; a son, Brayton Curlee of Corinth; two brothers, Robert Brown and wife, Chiquita, of Noxapater and Shane McKinnon of Corinth; a sister, Linda Woodard of Corinth; three nieces, two nephews.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

 

MARY CURLEE

BOONEVILLE - Mary Glen Curlee, 88, died Friday morning, March 25, 1985, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. She was the widow of John M. Curlee Sr., a retired schoolteacher, a member of the First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will be in          the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Curlee Peddy of Tyler, Texas; a son, John M. Curlee Jr. of Aberdeen; two sisters, Mrs. Hortence Pool of Aberdeen and Mrs. Edmund Morrison of Villa Platte, La.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

JOHNNIE D. CURRY

            Johnnie D. Curry, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, et the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden ill Mess. She was born in Houston and spent her early years there. She was a longtime resident of Tupelo. She was an operator for South Central Bell, retiring after many years of service. She was a longtime member of Harrisburg Baptist Church and a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Her joy in life was the love she shared with her grandchildren.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Tim Alexander officiating Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

            Survivors include her husband of 58 years, H. M. Curry of Tupelo, a daughter, Theresa Curry Wheeler and her bus band, Flynn, of Tupelo, a sister, Mary Barnett of Michigan, three grandchildren, Micah, Nicole and Paige Gory, all of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews; her special caregivers, Loretta, Leann and Melissa.

            Pallbearers will be Ruben Walker, James Curry, Jimmy Gilreath, Tom Swindle, Herman Landell and Jeff Pruitt.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Telephone Pioneers.

 

CHRISTINE C. CURTIN

IUKA - Christine C. Curtin, 85, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and making clothes for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking for her family.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Ed Temple officiating. Burial will be in the Snowdown Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Oscar David Curtin of Commerce Township, Mich., and Kenneth Eugene Curtin of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; one son-in-law, Gerald Cummings of Garden City, Mich.; one sister, Lydia Brown of Iuka; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Curtin; her daughter, Helen Emogene Cummings; her parents, Oscar and Helen Kirk; her brother, Clarence Kirk; and four sisters.

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

 

RUBY CURTIN

FLORENCE, Ala. - Ruby Wingo Curtin, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at the Mitchell Hollingsworth Annex in Florence, Ala. She was a lifelong member of the Fleetwood Church of God in Brookwood, Ala. She was an avid gardener.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Snowdown United Methodist Church with Bro. John Gwatney officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Oscar Curtin Sr. of Florence, Ala.; two sons, Oscar Curtin Jr. and Emmett Dan Curtin, both of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; four daughters, Cynthia McKnight of Florence, Ala., Cathy Bolin of Brookwood, Ala., Mary Jolene Golden of Atlanta, Ga., and Peggy O'Neil McConnell of Cleveland, Tenn.; two brothers, Wiley Wingo of Iuka and Billy Wingo of Memphis; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Betty and Easter Curtin.

Pallbearers will be Gregory Curtin, Steven Curtin, Jason Bolin, Brandon Lowther, Kelvin Little and Nathan McConnell.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Memorials may be made to Snowdown United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

 

ANN CURTIS

IUKA - Ann Curtis, 69, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and spending time with her family, children and grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Clarence Mounce officiating. Burial will be in Hubbard Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Odie Curtis, whom she married Feb. 13, 1954; two sons, Keith Curtis of Harvest, Ala., and Terry Curtis of Memphis; a daughter, Cindy Frederick of Iuka; a sister, Leona Stringer of Southfield, Mich.; a brother-in-law, Pete Curtis of Iuka; two sisters-in-law, Martha Davis of Citronelle, Ala., and Sis Curtis Young of Iuka; two grandchildren, Korey and Jonathan Frederick; a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marian and Ally Davis, and a brother, Lee Andrew Davis.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Curtis, Pete Curtis, Kyle Davis, Dwain Harbor, Ken Hedrick, and Jim Young.

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

 

DANNY GLENN CURTIS, SR.

IUKA - Danny Glenn Curtis, Sr., 48, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at the Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, AL.  He was an employee of Vulcan Materials in Cherokee, AL, where his "handle" at work was "Boxcar".  He was a songwriter and a devoted father and husband.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clois and Annie Curtis.

Mr. Curtis is survived by his wife, Alice Black Curtis of Iuka, Ms; two daughter and their husbands, Carol and Jimmy Grant of Iuka, Kasie and Scott Rinehart of Rienzi, Ms; one son, Danny G. Curtis, Jr. of Iuka; one sister and her husband, Betty and Stanley Holloway of Tishomingo; two granddaughters, Lacie Grant and Skyler Rinehart; one nephew, Darel Holloway and one niece, Vickey Coco.

Visitation from 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Funeral will be at  1 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Dennis Wellington and Bro. R. C. Scott officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Noel Wilson, Mike Davis, Nelson Rickman, Noel Ferrell, Gary Pardue, Bobby Phifer.

Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Fugitt and J. W. Lambert

 

EDWARD M. CURTIS

CORINTH - Edward M. "Mr. Ed" Curtis, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a native of Nashville, Tenn. He moved to Corinth in 1995 from Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a retired insurance salesman with United American Insurance. He was an associate with Wal-Mart for the past nine years, until his illness. He enjoyed working and his co-workers called him "Mr. Ed" . He was a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and making wood furniture.

Services will be Friday at the Bills McGaugh and Floyd Funeral Home in Lewisburg, Tenn. Burial will be in the Sunset Park Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth is in charge of the local arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine M. Curtis of Corinth; one son, Charles H. Curtis of Columbia, Tenn.; one daughter, Tricia Clark of Pulaski, Tenn.; one brother, Arthur Hugh Curtis of Towncreek, Ala.; one sister, Emily Gibson of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Fred Boone, Lynn Clark, Mike Nall, Larry Claude, Todd Curtis and Kenneth Claude.

 

FAYE CURTIS

IUKA – Faye Parsons Curtis, 74, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Corinth.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Franky Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Stan Wigginton of Corinth; two brothers, Jerry Parsons of Burnsville and Joe Parsons of Iuka; three sisters, Vida Nichols of Tishomingo, Joy Bitterman of Iuka and Paula Gaye Honeycutt of Fort Collins, Colo.; two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Berlin Curtis; a son, Terry Wigginton; a brother, Pete Parsons; and a special friend, Joe Etchason.

Pallbearers will be Greg Johnson, Russ Robinson, Rusty Norman, Scotty Belue, Chris Davis and Sam Keen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Norman, Danny Sitton, Bill Hoover and R.B. Wigginton.

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

 

JOHN CURTIS

BALDWYN - John A. Curtis, 77, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center after a long illness. He was born Jan. 31, 1925, to John and Ella Curtis. He retired from the Chrysler Corp. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Moveline Curtis of Baldwyn; a son, Terry Curtis and wife, Nancy, of Baldwyn; a brother, Bobby Curtis of Corinth; six grandchildren, Brian Curtis of Milwaukee, Wis., Scott Curtis of Superior, Wis., Keith Curtis of Valdosta, Ga., Christopher Curtis of Bridgewater, N. J., Angela Demmon and husband, Buddy, of Candia, N. H., and John Curtis III of Mason, N. H.; eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Curtis Jr.; two brothers, Gladly Curtis and Ottaway Curtis; and three sisters, Hattie Bishop, Lennebell Owens and Alline Harrison.

Pallbearers will be Gary Harrison, Paul Harrison, Joe Curtis, Brett Curtis, Dennis Heavner and George Heavner.

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

 

JOHN CURTIS JR.

JACKSON - John Allen Curtis Jr., 55, formerly of Baldwyn, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002. He was born July 18, 1947. He was an artist at restoring antique furniture. He was a Baptist.

Services were Wednesday, Oct 9, 2002, at waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Angela Demmons and her husband, Buddy, of Candia, N. H.; two sons, Johnny Curtis of Mason, N. H., and Christopher Curtis of Bridgewater, N. J.; his parents, John and Movilene Curtis of Baldwyn; a brother, Terry Curtis and his wife, Nancy, of Baldwyn; eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ethel and Irvin Heavener, and John and Ella Curtis.

Pallbearers were George Heavener, Wayne Heavener, Ricky Heavener, Joe Curtis, "Bud" Reynolds and "Jap" Reynolds.

Honorary pallbearers were Maxie Heavener, Dennis Heavener, Dr. B. White, Ray Mabus and John Grisham.

 

 

LILLIAN CURTIS

Lillian Curtis, 82, of Iuka, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at her residence.

Services were Friday, May 10, at 2 p.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Christian, Bro. Junior Jones and Bro. Allen Oshorn officiating. Burial was in Camp Ground Cemetery in Tishomingo County.

Mrs. Curtis was a member of North Crossroads Community Church and was retired from Genesco. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Curtis, and an infant daughter. Renee Curtis.

She is survived by a son, Dale Curtis and his wife, Brenda, of Iuka; and a brother, Bert Bugg of Iuka.

Pallbearers were Danny Hudson, Dorvell Bugg, Lynn Dill, Ricky Dill, Rudolph Holland and Johnny Robinson.

Memorials may he made to the North Crossroads Community Church Building Fund.

 

MYRTLE CURTIS

IUKA - Myrtle Nunley Curtis, 75, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church. She retired from Mississippi College after working in the postal department for 25 years. She enjoyed walking, flowers, gardening and especially her grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Benny L. Curtis of Iuka; a son, Ron Curtis and wife, Patti, of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Melinda Rees and husband, Dr. Matt Rees, of Rutherfordton, N.C.; two brothers, Dewey Nunley of Iuka and George Nunley of Ozark, Mo.; two sisters, Maye Floyd and Faye Helton, both of Iuka; five grandchildren, Maggie, Claire and Lee Curtis, all of Charlotte, N.C., and Hannah and Emma Rees, both of Rutherfordton, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dude and Annie Nunley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Stroke Association, National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

 

TERRI CZARNECKI

CORINTH - Esther "Terri" Czarnecki, 79, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at the Northeast Mississippi Medical Center. A native of Chicago, she was born Dec. 5, 1925. She had been a resident of Corinth since 1967. She was an active member of St. James Catholic Church, where she was organist for many years. She was the director of the E.S. Bishop Senior Citizens Center and a former assistant teacher at Alcorn Central School.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Tom Burns officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Matthew Czarnecki of Corinth; two daughters, Dr. Judith Czarnecki of New Hampshire, and Dr. Susan Younger and husband, James Younger Jr., of Madison; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Luke and Natalie Younger of Madison.

Pallbearers will be members of St. James Catholic Church.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Catholic Charity, P.O. Box 2248, Jackson, MS 39205.

 

 

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