CHARLIE B. DALLISON

Obituary - Banner Independent, Booneville, Mississippi, 29 May 1958

Services Held For Charlie B. Dallison

Charlie Blain Dallison, 72, of Booneville, Route 3, passed away at the home of his son, Thomas Dallison, Wednesday at 1:00 a.m. after an illness of two years.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and a retired café cook and railroad man.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday (today) at the McMillan Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Clements officiating.  Burial will be in the Old Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Douglas Frazier Dallison; one son, Thomas Dallison of Booneville; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Criswell of Jackson, Tenn., and Mrs. Lucille Dallison Smith of Booneville.

Submitted by Bill Scroggin

 

 

HAZEL DALLISON

Hazel Slawson Dallison, 83, of Booneville, died Tuesday. Dec 10, 2002, at Corinth Health and Rehab after an extended illness.

Services were Thursday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial was it Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Dallison was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was a member of UMW: she was a loving mother grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Dallison Sr., her parents, Henry and Gertrude Slawson; an infant son, Thomas Gaines Dallison: daughter-in-law, Faye Livingston Dallison; four sisters; Bobby Slawson, Marjorie Jackson, Ann Appleton and Bonnie Vandevander; one brother, Dr. Henry "Billy" Slawson and two great-grand children.

She is survived by one daughter, Marcella Dallison Stell and husband Louis "Boots' of Booneville; one son, William T. Dallison Jr. and wife Madge of Corinth: two brothers, James Slawsor and wife Nellie of Little Rock. Ark. and Harry D. Slawson and wife Shirley of Memphis; six grandchildren, Mitzi Jasper and husband Bill. Ealon Stell and wife Darlene, Dal Stell, Lori Patton Melissa Beasley and husband Stan and Darla Weatherbee and husband Ty; 11 great-grandchildren: two special nieces, Nina Doran and husband Larry and Mamie Young, a host of nieces and nephews.

 

 

NINA DOUGLAS DALLISON

Obituary - Banner Independent, Booneville, Mississippi, 9 April 1986

Nina Douglas Dallison, 87, of 600 N. Third St., Booneville, died Wednesday, April 2, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Thursday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Bro. W. V. Kemp and Bro. Charlie Potts officiating.  Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.  McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dallison was the widow of Charlie B. Dallison.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville and a housewife.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Dallison Smith and Mrs. Elizabeth Dallison Criswell, both of Booneville; seven grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Bill Scroggin

 

 

WILLIAM THOMAS DALLISON

Obituary - Banner Independent, Booneville, Mississippi, 17 May 1973

Mr. Dallison Dies

William Thomas Dallison, 55, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Northeast Miss. Hospital here Monday.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel of McMillan Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery with Rev. E. S. Furr officiating.

He was a Methodist and manager of a building supplies store here.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Frances Slawson Dallison; mother, Mrs. Douglas Dallison of Booneville; one son, William T. Dallison, Jr., Booneville; one daughter, Mrs. Marcella Stell of Booneville; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Smith and Mrs. Elizabeth Criswell, both of Booneville; and five grandchildren.

Submitted by Bill Scroggin

 

OTIS DALRYMPLE

IUKA - Otis "Ode" Dalrymple died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at Tishomingo Manor in Iuka.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Springs Cemetery in Tuscumbia, Ala.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Dalrymple of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Jimmy Watson and Wayne Watson, both of Iuka; three daughters, Dorris Potts of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Linda Jones and Kay Benson, both of Iuka; a brother, Junior Dalrymple of Tuscumbia, Ala.; two sisters, Dora Pruitt and Velma King, both of Tuscumbia, Ala.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Aldridge Dalrymple, and his parents, Will and Ella Dalrymple.

 

J. W. DALTON

CORINTH - John William "J. W." Dalton, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the Country Cottage. He was a member of the Christian Assembly Church of God. He was a member of the Corinth Fire Department for 20 years and he served as Captain on B Shift for seven years until his retirement on June 15, 1982. He was a graduate of Kossuth High School where he played football. He loved sports and was a loving, hard working father and husband who enjoyed his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. C. V. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Donald Rhodes and his wife, Wanda, of Corinth; two grandchildren, Jana Dwyer and her husband, Joe, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Jonathan Rhodes of St. Louis, Mo.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mildred Aline Potts Dalton; his father, John William Dalton; his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton Dalton; three brothers, Clyde M. Dalton, Lacy Dalton and Gordon Dalton; one sister, Bernice Sprouse; one sister-in-law, Gara Potts; one half-sister, Ruby Trapp; one half-brother, Rosco Dalton.

Pallbearers will be John Beavers, Kevin Roberts, Bill Cox, Wayne Prince, Gerald Horner and Ronnie Rhodes.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

DUDGAR DANIEL

IUKA - Dudgar "Mama Daniel" Parnell Daniel, 95, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Walnut Grove, Tenn., and moved with her parents to the North Iuka area very early in her life. She attended Harmony School, Central School, Tishomingo Agricultural High School and Iuka Normal School, where she earned a high school diploma. She was a faithful member of Harmony United Methodist Church since the age of 12, and remained a member for 83 years.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Harmony United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tony Pounders and the Rev. Don Sparks officiating. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Daniel and his wife, Cathy, of Iuka; four daughters, Joyce Daniel Robertson and her husband, Hurchel, Virginia Daniel Morris and her husband, James, and Annette Daniel Tucker and her husband, Ralph, all of Iuka, and Linda Daniel Wallace and her husband, Jerald, of Cherokee, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five nieces; one nephew; her sister-in-law, Gaye Parnell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall B. Daniel; her parents, Ed and Effie Parnell; a sister, Delma Parnell Dean; and two brothers, Clayton Parnell and Marcus Parnell.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, David Daniel, Darryl Wallace, Mark Wallace, Jackie Morris, Jay Glover, Corey Barnes and Dan Tucker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund or Harmony Church Building Fund, 396 CR 231, Iuka, MS 38852.

 

JAMES DANIEL

BELMONT - James Edward Daniel, 61, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Tishomingo County. He was an evangelist and a bricklayer for 15 years. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Rutledge and Bro. Tim Ryan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Louise Daniel of Belmont; two daughters, Francis Mitchell and husband, Tommy, of Belmont, and Dimple Tackett and husband, Monroe, of Blue Springs; a son, James Glen Daniel of Belmont; three sisters, Martha Bostick and Betty Parker, both of Tishomingo, and Margaret Smith of Phil Campbell, Ala.; five grandchildren, Violet Mitchell and Valerie Mitchell, both of Belmont, Tiffany Letson and Grant Letson, both of Blue Springs, and Keisha Daniel of Tishomingo; a great-grandchild, Jacob Thomas Bennett of Blue Springs.

Pallbearers will be Paul Embrey, Dale Embrey, Tom Embrey, Frank Vess, Ray Creel, Johnny Embrey and Archie Embrey.

Chris Williams will be an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be at the church.

 

JOHN L. DANIEL

IUKA - John L. Daniel, 84, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at his home. He was a member of Snowdown United Methodist Church, a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a Mason.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Snowdown United Methodist Church with Bro. Earl Martin and Bro. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four grandsons, Johnny Coker, Bobby Coker, Scotty Coker and Lee Razutis, all of Iuka; three sisters, Lela Moore, Ruby Maxwell and Ilene Holloway, all of Iuka; five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Daniel; a daughter, Beatrice Daniel Coker; his father, Charlie Daniel; his mother, Maggie Leona Daniel; four brothers, Marshal Daniel, Clyde Daniel, Lonnie Daniel and Ed Daniel; and five sisters, Bernie Martin, Cleo Martin, Mattie Clark, Vera Miller and Agnes Buctha.

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

Memorials may be made to the Snowdown Cemetery Fund.

 

ROY DANIEL

Roy Daniel, 74 of Iuka, died Sunday, February 20, 2000 at the Iuka Hospital. He was formerly from Maud, Al and a retired cattle farmer. Mr. Daniel was a member of the Maud Presbyterian Church and a former member of both the Colbert County, AL. and Tishomingo County, Ms, Cattlemen's Association.

Mr. Daniel is survived by his wife Lila Daniel of Iuka, ; one daughter, Peggy Stanfield of Tuscumbia, AL ; two sons, Michael Daniel of Tishomingo Ms., Mark Daniel of Corinth, Ms; one stepdaughter, Vickie Winchester of Ringgold, GA; one sister Ruth Rutledge of Iuka; one brother Billy Wayne Daniel of Iuka; eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5:30 -9 p.m. Monday, February 21.2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. W. T. Dexter officiating. Burial will be in the Maud Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Jeffrey Daniel, Bubba Daniel, Thomas Stanfield, Johnny Bivens, Dexter Winchester, Matt Bostick.

Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Reid, Lyle White, John Edward Burns, Charles Burns, Tommy Pounders, Clovis Vandiver.

 

 

TROY L. DANIEL

BALDWYN - Troy L. Daniel, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at his home after a sudden illness. He was retired after 33 years at Mid-South Packers and 10 years at the Baldwyn Housing Authority. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a T-5 in the Medical Corps. He served in France, Germany, Italy, Africa and Australia, and was a driver for General Eisenhower. He was a member of Ingram Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Daniel officiating. Burial will be in the Ingram Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Daniel of Baldwyn; two daughters, Anita Sumrall and her husband, Thomas, of Preston, and Kim Farrar and her husband, Albert, of Baldwyn; a son, Tim Daniel and his wife, Sheila, of Marietta; a sister, Emily Bullock of Baldwyn; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Michael Daniel; his parents, Galloway and Dora Bryant Daniel; two brothers, Orlie Daniel and Clinton Daniel; and his stepmother, Clifford Daniel.

Pallbearers will be Derek Farrar, Eric Jordan, Lee Evans, Michael Shackelford and Michael Fayer.

 

VANCE M. DANIEL

OKOLONA - Vance Marlene Daniel, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born April 16, 1914, in Rienzi to the late Lee and Bessie Green. She was a retired seamstress and a member of the First Baptist Church of Okolona. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rienzi Cemetery with Dr. Roy McHenry officiating. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Morgan and husband, Luther, of Fulton; a son, Gilbert Wayne Daniel and wife, Doris, of New Albany; seven grandchildren, Stewart Teague and wife, Karen, Pam Skelton, Bill Daniel and wife, Laura, Mike Daniel, Debra Heair, Chris Morgan and wife, Samantha, and Matthew Morgan and wife, Libby; 13 great-grandchildren, Alisha, Courtney, Rebecca and Steven Daniel, Miranda Vance Skelton, Taylor and Douglas Teague, Krysta, Heather and Heath Heair, Douglas and Johnathan Morgan, and Kayla Morgan; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Gilbert M. Daniel, on July 18, 1981; a sister, Velma Johnson; two children, Willa Dean Daniel Teague and Shirley Daniel; and a grandson, Timothy Daniel.

Pallbearers will be Bill Riefers, Matthew Morgan, Chris Morgan, Stewart Teague, Mike Daniel, Doug Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Ferrell Johnson and Guy Sanford Johnson.

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

 

LETTIE DANIELS

BOONEVILLE ‑ Laths Holley Daniels, 84, died Friday. Oct. 23, 1998, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. She was retired from Christians Florist. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville. where she was a member of the T. E. L. Sunday School Class. She was a hospital volunteer and a member of the Booneville Homemakers Club for 48 years. She was the widow of Prentiss F. "Print” Dent els.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones and the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Grace Brown of Booneville; two sisters, Vera McCutchen of Booneville, and Desire Davis and her husband, Jimmy, of Southaven: three granddaughters, Lisa Wright and her husband, Hal, Beth Tedford, and Jane Bullard and her husband, Keith; four great‑grandchildren, Daniel Wright, Michael Wright, Blake Tedford and Mary Ashley Bullard.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Sunday.

 

 

PRENTISS DANIELS

BOONEVILLE - Prentiss F. “Print” Daniels, 83, died Tuesday, August 9, 1994, at his home. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at Northeast Mississippi Community College and a member of First Baptist Church. His parents were Henry and Ola Enis Daniels.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at' McMillan Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Duncan and Rev, Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lettie Holley Daniels; one daughter, Mary Grace Brown of Booneville; one brother, Otis Daniels of West Point; three granddaughters, Lisa Wright and Jane Bullard of Booneville and Beth B. Tedford of Tupelo.

In lieu of flowers, donations may 1 be made to the American Cancer, Society or the American Hearty Fund.

 

 

HOPE DARST

BOONEVILLE - Hope Coates Darst, 72, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Jacinto Baptist Church. She was the widow of Clayton Darst.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jacinto Baptist Church with Bro. Ken White and Bro. Travis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery. McMillian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Chuck Landry and wife, Heidi, of Jacinto; two sisters, Lucille Hardy of Hammond, La., and Shirley Carter of St. Landry, - La.; a brother, Tollie M. Coates Jr. of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandsons, Dennis and Rusty Landry of Jacinto; one stepbrother; one half brother; three  half sisters.

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

 

MRS. BLANCHE LEE DARWIN

Mrs. Darwin Rites Set

Funeral Services 1 P M Saturday

Mrs. Blanche Lee Darwin of the Birmingham Ridge Community died Thursday at Union County General Hospital in New Albany. She was 88.

Mrs. Darwin was born in Lee, County She was a housewife. She was a member of Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church:

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday from Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn. Burial will be in McNeil Cemetery with the Rev. Bendon Ginn and the Rev. Gowan Ellis officiating.

She is survived by one son; Jesse F. Darwin of Blue Springs; four daughters, Mrs. Olivia Howell of Booneville Mrs. Georgia Williams of Tuscaloosa, Mrs. Mildred Whitten and Mrs. Sue Brooks, both of Sherman; nine grandchildren and 10 great .grandchildren.

 

G. W. DARWIN

G. W. Darwin Dies

Saturday Night

Mr. George Washington Darwin of Blue Springs; died last Saturday night, June 19, 1954. He was 76 years of age.

Mr. Darwin, who was a retired farmer, had been ill for the past three years. He was a member of the Christian Church. He lived most of his life in Prentiss County. .

Mr. Darwin is survived by his wife, the former Blanch Sewell; a son, J. F. Darwin, of Blue Springs; four daughters, Mrs. B. S. Howell of l Route 3, Rienzi, Mrs. J. J. Whitten l of Blue Springs, Georgia Darwin of Blue Springs, and Mrs. L, W. Brooks of Blue Springs; and two brothers, Birge Darwin of Corinth and Clayton Darwin, of Baldwyn; and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Spain of Osborne, Mrs. Monroe Swinney of Bethany, and Mrs. Myrtle Whitehead of Bethany.

 

R. T. DARWIN

            Corinth – R. T. Darwin, 75 died Thursday at Magnolia Hospital. He was a retired employee of Biggers Hardware Company and a member of the Salem Christian Church.

            Service will be at 1 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ted Avent and the Rev. James Gann officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruby Darwin of Corinth three sons, Arthur Lee Darwin, of Florence, Ala. Larry Darwin of Corinth and Dale Darwin of Weogufka, Ala.; one daughter, Shelby Jean Phillips of Birmingham, Ala.; one brother, W. E. Darwin, of Cameron, Texas; two sisters; Clarice Maness of Rienzi and Leota Russell of Titusville Fla., 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Source: Tupelo Daily Journal: Jan 30th 1992

 

SARAH DARWIN

Sarah Grissom Darwin, 75, died Sunday at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Tupelo and a retired bookkeeper with the Lee County Library. She was one of tie last surviving charter members of the Harrisburg Baptist Church, where she was active in. WMU. She was a member of the Heights Women's Social Club and a former Girl Scout leader.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Harrisburg Baptist Church with Dr. James R. Chatham Officiating.

Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Stoddard F. Darwin of Tupelo; one daughter, Frances Darwin Galloway of Memphis; one son, Forrest Darwin of Clinton; five grandchildren

Pallbearers will be John. Dye, Walter Dye, Charles Threadgill, Rick Jackson, Jim Jackson; Byron Sneed, Wallace Crumby and Doug Whitenton.

Memorials may be sent to the Harrisburg Baptist Church Library Fund.

 

ZELMA IRENE SHOUSE DARWIN

Mrs. Zelma Irene Shouse Darwin, 77, of Douglas, Ga., died Monday, April 12, 2004, at her home following an extended illness. o Mrs. Darwin, a native of Mississippi, was born Feb. 2, 1927, the daughter of the late Ernest Lafayette and Lucy Wright Manley 6house. She was a homemaker and a member of the Douglas Church of Christ.

Services were Wednesday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at Sims Funeral Home Chapel in Douglas, Ga., with the Rev. Bob Pierce and Don Cross officiating. Burial was in Douglas City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bill Kibbey Jr., Benny Overstreet, Todd Wisenbaker, Darwin Johnson, Charles Mancil, Jimmy Ray Roberson, Keith Mathews, Tony Fletcher, Early McCray. Honorary pallbearers were the Rev. Charles Synesael, Jess Tanner, Wade Tanner, Billy Ray Vickers, Cary Vickers, Dr. Wallace DeLoach and Benny LowPry.

She is survived by daughters Linda (Ed) Raybon of Broxton, Ga., Brenda (Frank) Johnson of Winter Haven, Fla., Donna (David) Batchelor and Carol Kibbey of Douglas, Ga.; a son, Paul (Cheryl) Darwin of Douglas, Ga.; brothers, Theo Shouse of Booneville, James V. Shouse of Morganville, Ky.; a sister, Edna Thornton of New Site; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A daughter, Vonda Kay Darwin, preceded her in death.

 

LOUISE DAUGHERTY

Louise Daugherty, 67, of Portageville, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Services were Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Inman and the Rev. Ricky Cunningham officiating. Burial was in the Portageville Cemetery with the DeLisle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 12, 1933, in Booneville, to the late Ruby Houck Inman and Troy Inman. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, taught the HOPE Sunday School Class, was a member of the LOVE Sunday School Class, member of the PEO, the Portageville Garden Club, Women Missionary Union and taught home economics in the Portageville School System for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Louis Daughtery, whom she married July 7, 1957; a son, Louie Daugherty of Aurora, Ky.; a daughter, Lou Ann Wilson of Milan, Tenn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Harold Williams of Booneville; and one grandchild Terry Baird of Milan, Tenn.

 

 

BOBBY GENE DAVIDSON

Bobby Gene Davidson, 45, of Booneville, died Thursday night September 26, 1974, at Baldwyn Medical Unit after an illness of one week.

Mr. Davidson was employed as parts manager for Windham Ford Company in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 2 P. M. Saturday from McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville.  Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Wallis and the Rev. Benny Wallis officiating.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jane Gilley Davidson of Booneville; his mother, Mrs. Autry Miller of Boonville; step-father, D. T. Miller of Booneville, one son, Bobby Davidson Jr. of Sheffield, AL; one step-son, Larry Bullard, of the home; one step-daughter, Janice Bullard, of the home; his grandmother, Mrs. Mose Walker of Booneville; two sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Timbes of Booneville and Mrs. Edsel Lee Coley of San Diego, CA; one granddaughter."

 

DUDLEY DAVIDSON

HODGES, Ala. - Dudley Wade Davidson, 42, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at his home. He was a native of Ohio. He was a machinist with Davidson Machine Shop for 20 years and a member of Praise Assembly Church in Hamilton, Ala.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with the Rev. Steve Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery in Vina, Ala.

Survivors include a son, Christopher Wade Davidson of Russellville, Ala.; his parents, James "Bud" and Jacqueline Davidson of Vina, Ala.; two sisters, Debra Ivey and husband, Douglas, of Danielsville, Ga., and Tina Cochran and husband, Anthony, of Hamilton, Ala.; his fiancee, Debbie Galbreath of Hodges, Ala.; his grandmother, Ida Noble of Vina, Ala.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Cochran, Doug Ivey, David Summers, Charles Davidson, Tommy Davidson and Cephus Noble Jr.

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

 

 

GENNIE DAVIDSON

            BALDWYN -Gennie Mae Davidson, 86, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, et Beverly Health Care Center m Ripley, She was the last member of her immediate family. She enjoyed gardening and growing roses. She was a homemaker and a member of Pratts Christian Church.

            Services will be at 71 a.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro, R P Davison and Bro. Howard Headings officiating. Burial will be in Parts Cemetery.

            Survivors include two daughters, Billie Bishop and her husband, Ellis , and Brenda Pannell and her husband, Larry, all of Baldwyn; nine grandchildren, 13 great‑grandchildren, three great‑great-grandchildren a number of nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Thermal J. Davidson; one son, Henry Davidson; her parents, Henry and Dona Roper; two brothers and three sisters.

            Pallbearers will be Derrick Pannell , David Pannell, Charles Pannell , Paul Harkey, Mike Bishop, Derrick Pridmore and Bob Maness.

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

Joan Ann Davidson

            Joan Ann Dietz Davidson, 60, of Savannah, Tenn., died Tues­day, Aug. 22, 2000, at the Hardin County General Hospital in

Savannah, Tenn.

            Services were Thursday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Home in Savannah. Burial was in Mountain View Ceme­tery in Hardin County, Tenn. Mrs. Davidson was a seamstress and truck driver. She was a member of Mountain View Church of Christ.

            She is survived by her husband, Bobby Davidson of Savannah, Tenn.; a daughter, Sheree Davidson of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Robert Davidson of St. Louis, Mo., Jeffrey Davidson and James Davidson, both of Savannah, Tenn.; a brother, Ronald Dietz of Las Vegas, Nev.

 

 

JOAN ANN DAVIDSON

Joan Ann Dietz Davidson, 60, of Savannah, Tenn., died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at the Hardin County General Hospital in Savannah, Tenn.

Services were Thursday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Home in Savannah. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery in Hardin County, Tenn.

Mrs. Davidson was a seamstress and truck driver. She was a member of Mountain View Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby Davidson of Savannah, Tenn.; a daughter, Sheree Davidson of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Robert Davidson of St. Louis, Mo., Jeffrey Davidson and James Davidson, both of Savannah, Tenn.; a brother, Ronald Dietz of Las Vegas, Nev.

 

 

LUCILLE DAVIDSON

Lucille Sappington Davidson, 85, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a native of Tishomingo County and a longtime resident of Tupelo. She was a retired nurses aide for the North Mississippi Medical Center with more than 20 years of service. She was an active member of Temple Baptist Church in Tupelo. She was the widow of Toy Sappington.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tupelo Memorial Park with the Rev. Tim Green officiating. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. In case of inclement weather, services will be held at W. E. Pegues Funeral Home.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Nita Atkins and husband, Sammy, of Tupelo; a grandson, Gary Pace and his wife, Pamela, of Saltillo; four great-grandchildren, Sonya Burnett and husband, William, of Saltillo, Keri Hattifield and husband, Josh, of Hattiesburg, and Jeff Pace and Lisa Pace, both of Saltillo; one great-great-grandchild, Blake Burnett.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorell Pace Crouch.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Pace, William Burnett, Sam Atkins, David Atkins and Pete Allen.

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

 

RUTH DAVIDSON

CORINTH - Ruth Taylor Davidson, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at her home. She was a native of the Hinkle community in Alcorn County and the daughter of Annie and Mark Taylor. She was the store manager for Kuhn's Variety Store for 50 years. She was a member of Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Tim Jones officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Broome and husband, Joe, of Memphis; two sisters, Esther Dees and husband, Herman, of Corinth, and Viola Nixon of Gautier; a granddaughter, Katherine Broome of Memphis; nieces and nephews, Pat Dees of Memphis, Elaine Holder of Vancleave, Don Nixon of Hurley and Jimmy Nixon of Gautier; her caregiver, Bonnie Wooley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Davidson, in 1974; and a brother, Robert Taylor.

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

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

 

ALMA DAVIS

RIENZI - Alma Marie Davis, 82, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at her residence. She was a member of the Gaston Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Parman and Bro. Durell Killough officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her sister, Charlene Wages of Rienzi; five nephews; and three nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Mary Jane Weatherbee Davis; three sisters, Flora Davis, Clara Sigrest and Sula South; and one brother, Clarence Jackson Davis.

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

 

APRIL DAVIS

BURNSVILLE ‑April Dawn Davis, 20, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of the Fairview Church of God.

Services will be at 4:30 P. M. Satur­day at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth with the Rev. Travis Smith officiating.

Survivors include one son, Shawn Andrew Davis of Burnsville; her father, Carl Eddie Odom of Booneville; her mother, Peggy Morgan, and her fiance, Ricky Hardin, of Guntown; three sisters. Angela Floyd and her husband, Michael, of Saltillo, Joeann Odom of Mooreville and Bridget Wright of Guntown; a half sister, Melissa Gibson of Rienzi; her uncles, Cletus "Pete" Morgan and his wife. Debbie, of Corinth, William Birming­ham and his wife, Inez, of Glen, Ben­ny Morgan and his wife, Dorothy, of Corinth, Martin Morgan of Burton, and Randall Morgan and his wife, Betty Jean, of Cairo; her aunts, Janie Cain and her husband, Stanley, of Burnsville, and Patricia Huggins and her husband, Noel, of Guntown; the grandparents of Shawn Andrew Davis, Lawrence and Mary Alice Davis; a nephew, Ryan Floyd of Saltillo; a niece, Courtney Danielle Floyd of Sell; her fiance, Brandon Boone of Burnsville; special friends, Brian and Tommy Bain of Jacinto; several cousins.

Visitation will be from 51o 10 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

ARTHUR "TATER" DAVIS

JERICHO - Arthur M. "Tater" Davis, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his residence in the Jericho community after an extended illness. He retired from Penn Tire after 18 years of service. He was a member of the Jericho Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Robbins officiating. Burial will be in the Ellistown Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Pannell and husband, Carlos, of Jericho; one son, Luther M. Davis of Jericho; three sisters, Hattie Lee Hall of Jericho, Grace Sparks of Belmont and Laverne Henley of Belmont; three brothers, Troy Davis of Jumpertown, John E. Davis of Belmont and Douglas Davis Sr. of Guntown; three grandchildren, Todd R. Davis and wife, Vicki, Jessica Pannell and Jacob Pannell; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Davis and Tanner Davis; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Davis; his parents, Arthur Earl and Gracie Green Davis; one sister, Opal Hammett; three brothers, W. D. Davis, Virgil "Tip" Davis and Robert Carl "Cotton" Davis; his father- and mother-in-law, H.E. and Clytie Mae Rodgers.

Pallbearers will be Robert Davis, Jamie Davis, James Billy Hall, Mike Stephens, Donnie Joe Sparks and B. J. Lindsey. Honorary pallbearers will be James Robert Bryson, Charles Bishop, Rex Haygood, Frank Morris and Daniel Lee.

 

BEATRICE DAVIS

CORINTH - Beatrice "Mamaw" Davis, 105, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial will be in Farmington Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Clyde Broadway of Corinth, and Dewey Broadway and wife, Bobbie, of Philadelphia; a daughter, Thelma Shields and husband, Edward, of Corinth; a sister, Myrtle Crocker of Amarillo, Texas; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Struder; her husband, David Davis; a son, J. D. Broadway; a daughter, Rosetta Seago; and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Hall, Jeff Bryant, Ronnie Broadway, Mike Broadway, Wayne Broadway and Larry Broadway.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

 

 

BERTHA DAVIS

CORINTH - Bertha Davis, 83, died Friday, March 26, 2004, in Selmer, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Tishomingo Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. John Gifford officiating. Burial will be in the Holly Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Davis of Corinth and Timmy Davis of Acton, Tenn.; three daughters, Margaret Nelms of Meridian, Wanda Latch of Corinth and Brenda Whitaker of Michie, Tenn.; one brother, Sammy McDonald of Corinth; four sisters, Melinda Smith of Guys, Tenn., Ruby Smith, Jewel Coleman and Joann Killingsworth, all of Corinth; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. T. Davis.

 

BESSIE DAVIS

BALDWYN - Bessie Davis, 82, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of the Bethel C. M.E. Church in Guntown. She was the widow of Eugene Davis.

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

Survivors include one daughter, Bessie F. Davis; two sons, Johnnie C. Davis and James Davis, all of Baldwyn; two daughters-in-law, Betty Davis and Harlene Davis; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Charlie and Johnnie Ramsey; four children, Edward G. Davis, Robert Davis, Helen Davis and Ann Davis; seven brothers and one sister.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

 

BESSIE F. DAVIS

BALDWYN - Bessie F. "Panny" Davis, 53, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Bethel C. M. E. Church in Guntown.

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

Survivors include two brothers, Johnnie Davis of Baldwyn and James Davis of Booneville; two aunts, Audra Allsop of Long Beach, Calif., and Ella Mae Agnew of Milan, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Davis of Baldwyn and Harlene Davis of Toledo, Ohio; nine nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Bessie Agnew Davis; two brothers, Robert E. Davis and Edward Davis; two sisters, Ann Davis and Helen Davis.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

BILL H. DAVIS

CORINTH - Bill H. Davis, 80, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at The Home Place in Saltillo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a 1949 graduate of the University of Mississippi and a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He retired from ITT Telecommunication after 28 years as a quality control manager. He was a former member of the Lions Club, where he served as club president, zone chairman and deputy district governor.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Houston City Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Ellen Miller and husband, David, of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Susan Grace Miller and Blake Miller of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Colbert Davis, and a daughter, Susan Colbert Davis.

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

Memorials may be made to a children's home or favorite charity of the donor's choice.

 

BOBBY DEAN DAVIS

CORINTH - Bobby Dean Davis, 68, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired educator for the Alcorn County Schools. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corinth and the Hillandale Country Club. A loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, he loved being with family and friends. He enjoyed playing golf with his many friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith and the Rev. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mickey Easley Davis of Corinth; a daughter, Stefanie Davis McClain and husband, Scott, of Cordova, Tenn.; a sister, Jean Sullivan of Easley, S.C.; two grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth McClain and Sydney Grace McClain; a nephew and nieces; special family members, Wayne and Mary Butler, and Tonya and Keaton Farris.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Otella Davis, and a brother, Howell Davis.

Pallbearers will be Frank Oliveria, Jerry Roberts, Larry Jobe, Dennis Bumpas, Talmadge Finch and Johnny Doles.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 501 Main St., Corinth, MS 38834.

 

BOBBY RAY DAVIS

IUKA – Bobby Ray Davis, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at the Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, Ala. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He had a deep love for his family and a very special love for his wife. He enjoyed traveling and socializing with his patrons at his and his wife’s restaurant “Ellie’s Snack Bar.”

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. James Strange and Bro. T. E. Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Rutledge Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary “Ellie” Davis; one son, Mike Davis and wife, Bertha, of Iuka; four daughters, Kathy Ross and husband, Tony, and Sandra Davis and husband, Eddie, all of Iuka, Carolyn Farr and husband, Tommy of Rienzi, and Gail Keymon of Savannah, Tenn.; two brothers, Jerry McKee an wife, Juanita, and Earl Wayne McKee and wife, Linda, all of Tishomingo; one sister, Betty Shuthe and husband, Chris, of Melbourne, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, Neisha Carpenter, Tina Walker, Greg Ross, Rayanna Davis, Jessie Davis, Joey Davis, Sherry Roach, Amy Humphries, Candace Keymon, Paul Farr, Jennifer Roach and Christy Wilkerson; eight great-grandchildren, Seth Walker, Noah Carpenter, Olivia Davis, Michelle Davis, Joseph Davis, Jonathan Roach, Samantha Roach and Bryson Wilkerson.

Pallbearers will be Danny Dexter, Joey Holt Terry McKee, Kenneth Mobley, Adam South and Phillip South. Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Holliman, Donald Joe Holt and Eddie Woodruff.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hershel Davis; his stepfather, Howard McKee; his mother, Bessie McKee; and one sister, Emma Jean Davis.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

BILL DAVIS

            BOONEVILLE ‑ William Everett, "Bill" Davis, 73, died Monday, Jan 15, 2001, at his home. He was a resident of the Dry Creek community. He was a U.S Navy veteran of World War II He was a tankerman on river towboats far 14 years and a retired employee of Heartland Manufacturing Company He was a member of the Dry Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the Blue Bird Cancer Retreat, and active in the TCDC. He was a Baptist.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewey, Morgan officiating and Bro. W G. Dowdy assisting. Burial will ban Concord Cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife. Lulu Mm Davis; one daughter, Linda Williams o Kansas; one son, Michael Davis of Ohio; four stepdaughters, Bonnie Jones of Memphis, Brand, McPherson of Chattanooga, Pat Thomas of Booneville and Tina Bowling of Tupelo, four stepsons, Rex Hawkins and Edward Hawkins, both of New Site, Ronald Hawkins of Guntown and Allan Hawkins of Marietta; several grandchildren and great‑grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Christeen Davis, a grandson, Le, Edgar Williams, and a great‑grandson

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

Memorials may be made to Camp Blue Bird c/o Torn dwindle, 911 President Ave. Tupelo MS 33301

 

GENE DAVIS

            BOONEVILLE‑ Bobby Eugene Davis, 68, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at his home. He was a member of the New Burton Baptist Church He was owner of Davis Barber Shop for 41 years and had the "Gospel Band" program on TV 53 for 14 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran.

            Services will be at 3:30 P. M. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Casey Jones officiating assisted by Bro. Jackie Spencer. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

            Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary Rorie Davis; two sons, Bobby Davis and his wife, Debra, and Benny Davis and his wife, Lisa, all of Booneville, his mother‑in‑law, Letra Rorie, of Booneville; six grandchildren, Joshua Davis and his wife, Jodie Mandie Downs and her husband, Chris, Ben Davis, Caleb Davis, Justin Cartwright and Raven, Dews; his niece, Nancy McCoy, and his nephew, Scott Rose.

            He was preceded in death tit his parents, H. H. and Flora Champion Davis, and a sister, Faye Wills.

            Pallbearers will be Joshua Davis, Caleb Davis, Ben Davis„ Eddie Holley, Wayne Michael arid Bobby Coker.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Wimp Caldwell, f ei Wilson and Paul Kennedy.

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

 

CECIL KIP DAVIS

BALDWYN - Cecil Kip Davis, 32, died Saturday May 30, 1992. He was a 1977 graduate of Baldwyn High School, and he attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and Mississippi State University. He graduated from patrol school in 1987, and was a member of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Honor Guard, Troop F. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Dr. Terry Cutrer and the Rev. Dean Warren officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Davis of Baldwyn: two sons, Justin Kip Davis and Brenton Kyle Davis, both of Baldwyn: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy S. Davis of Guntown; his grandparents, Lettress Griffin of Baldwyn, Mrs. Ray Davis of Baldwyn, and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Griffin of Guntown.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Kimbrough, Andy Kimbrough, Jimmy Davis, Bud Davis, David Griffin, Tony Tice, Jimmy Smith, Ricky McGee, Llamon Griggs and Roger Rainey.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, Troop F.

 

CHARLIE GRAVES DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - Charlie Graves Davis, 94, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1993, at the Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He was a farmer, a Baptist, and the husband of the late Leslie Cockrell Davis.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Bowling, the Rev. Desmber Berry and the Rev. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include seven daughters, Vera Bishop of Belmont, Verma Stacy and Evelyn Wright, both of Booneville, Willodean Rutherford of Hickory Flat, Edith Stokes of Bakersfield, Calif., Beverly Ann Stockton of Chicago, Ill., and Ivie Walden of Columbus; four sons, Gernice Davis and Foice Davis, both of Booneville, Edward Davis of Memphis, Tenn., and Jimmy Davis of Marietta; 28 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

CHARLES L. DAVIS

Charles L. "Chuck" Davis, 50, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an illness of three weeks.

Services were Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ron Dail and Bro. Johnny Sherrill officiating. A eulogy was given by Steve Holland. Burial was in Martin Hill Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home and McMillan Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Davis was horn in Prentiss County on Oct. 7, 1951, to Gernice and Aileene Wilemon Davis. He graduated from New Site High School. Northeast Mississippi Community College and attended Mississippi State University. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Booneville. I-Ie was employed for over 27 years at the North Mississippi Medical Center, having served over 15 years as department head of the Respiratory Therapy Department and was currently working as Senior Respiratory Therapist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit.

He is survived by his mother, Aileene Wilemon Davis of Booneville: his brother, Harmon Davis and his wife, Jeanna, and their children, Scotty Davis of Atlanta, Ga., Nicholas Davis, Angela Rakestraw and her husband, Russ, and Shawna Moorman, all of the Booneville area; his godson, McKinley "Mac" Holland of Tupelo; his special family, Steve and Gloria Holland, Ashley, Emily, Haiwei and Mac, all of Tupelo; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gernice Davis.

Pallbearers were Harold Plunkett, Mike Armour, Jim Savery, Herbert Smith, Mike Wilson and Steve Maxey. Honorary pallbearers were the respiratory therapy and MIC staff at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Memorials may be made to the Patient Care Fund, NMMC Foundation, 830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 or to the Building Fund at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church, Highway 30 East. Booneville, MS 38829.

 

CHARLEY DAVIS

BALDWYN - Charley Mildred Davis, 72, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a graduate of Mississippi Industrial College with a B.S. degree in English and science. She was a member of Springhill M.B. Church and the Heroines of Jericho Court No. 67.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Community Church with the Rev. Donald Biggs officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Thomas Charles Davis; two daughters, Jacqueline (Clevon) Tucker and Shelia Davis; two sons, Keith (Kim) Osborne and Crandell (Sharon) Davis; her father, David Calomese Sr.; two stepdaughters, Joann Davis and Jenice Davis; a sister, Eulah Wallace; three brothers, Robert (Ruby) Calomese, David (Rosemary) Calomese and Wesley Calomese; 20 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dwight Rand Osborne; her mother, Gertrude Calomese; two sisters, Barbara Jamison and Guylene Johnson; and her mothers-in-law, Jolynn Davis and Vivian Snodgrass.

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

 

CLASTEEN DAVIS

VINA, Ala. - Clasteen Davis, 71, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Itawamba County. She was a homemaker, a factory worker and a member of Shady Valley Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Wade Taylor and Bro. Edwin Pharr officiating. Burial will be in Shady Valley Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, William "Bill" Davis of Vina, Ala.; two brothers, R. C. Kingsley and wife, Marveleen, of Camden, Tenn., and V. L. Kingsley of Golden; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Davis; a sister, Ruby Miles; and a sister-in-law, Elvearie Kingsley.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Humphries, Don Humphries, Darrell Humphries and Jay Humphries.

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

 

CLOVIS DAVIS

RIENZI - Clovis Davis, 93, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a long illness. He was born Jan. 14, 1911, in Dallas County, Texas, to the late Jesse and Mattie Davis. He was a retired farmer and owner of Davis Boat Dock at the Rienzi Watershed. He was a member of the Rienzi Church of Christ and a U. S. Army veteran. He was the husband of the late Mae Box Davis.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jerry Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen George and husband, Willie, of Rienzi; two grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Louise Heddy and husband, Joe, of Pensacola, Fla.; two stepgrandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren, two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lela Rowland of Walnut and Iva Shipp of Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, four brothers and two sisters.

His nephews will be pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

CLYDE ELLIS DAVIS

Clyde Ellis Davis, 68, of the Jericho Community, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at the Beverly Nursing Home in Tupelo. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 12. Burial was in Jericho Cemetery.

Local survivors include a son, Gary Davis of Baldwyn.

 

CRYSTAL DAWN DAVIS

Crystal Dawn Davis, one month old daughter of Jerry and Chena Brooks Davis of Burnsville, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at her residence.

Services were Monday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at Danville Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Foster officiating. Burial was in New Danville Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of ar­rangements.

She was born March 6, 2001. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Wayne Brooks and Clay Davis; and an uncle, Samuel Brooks.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmothers, Weatha Davis and. Mary Brooks of Burnsville; brothers, Nicholas Knight and Tyler Davis, both of Burnsville; sisters, Ashley Knight of Burnsville, Christy Wilkins of Michie, Tenn., and Jennifer Roach of Tishomingo; an uncle, Roger Davis; great-grandmothers, Josephine Brooks of Rienzi and Johnnie Woodruff of Booneville; a niece, Samantha Roach; and a nephew, Jonathan Roach.

 

NANA DAVIS

CORINTH - Dean Annette "Nana" Davis, 66, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church where she was an asset to every person from the youngest to the oldest. She was instrumental in every area of church work. Her grandchildren were very special to her. She also enjoyed gardening and her flowers. She was a special "Nana" to everyone.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Pentecostal Church of Corinth with the Rev. Nelson Hight and the Rev. Gary Caviness officiating. Burial will be in the Dogwood Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Karen Armstrong of Corinth; one son, Michael Davis of Booneville; one daughter-in-law, Tongi Davis of Baldwyn; one sister, Lucille Hill of Corinth; six grandchildren, Shannon Teter, Dustin Davis, Summer Teter, Jordan Davis, Josh Teter and Braxton Davis; other relatives and a host of friends, especially her church family.

She was preceded in death by her father, David McMurry; her mother, O'Belia Weathers McMurry; three brothers, Clinton McMurry, Julius McMurry and Winford McMurry; two sisters, Quebell Fowler and Blanche White.

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

 

MR. E. L. DAVIS

Mr. E. L. Davis, age 44, passed away at the Northeast Missis­sippi Hospital Sunday morning, July 29, 1945.

Mr. Davis was the son of An­drew Davis and Lizzie Lauder­dale. He married Miss Tommie Brackeen. He lived in the north­ern part of this county. Burial was at Gaston cemetery. Surviv­ing, besides his wife, are six children; Elizabeth, Inez, Joe, R. C., Nellie Queen, and Elie.

 

FLORA CHAMPION DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - Flora Champion Davis, 93, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1994, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Martin Hill Freewill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Harvey H. Davis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Bowling and the Rev. David Herring officiating. Burial

ti will be in Liberty Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Gene Davis of Booneville; four grandchildren, children, five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Davis, Benny Davis, Scott Rose, Eddie Holley, Joseph Jones and Bobby Coker.

 

FOICE E. DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - Foice E. Davis, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was retired from the U.S. Army and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a former employee of Plumrose and a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ron Dail officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Phelps and husband, David, of Yucaipa, Calif., and Susan Davis of Booneville; two sons, David Davis and wife, Darinka, and Mark Davis and wife, Lisa, all of El Centro, Calif.; five sisters, Verma Stacy and Evelyn Wright, both of Booneville, Ivie Walden of Louisiana, Beverly Stockton of Illinois and Edith Stokes of Bakersfield, Calif.; two brothers, Ed Davis and Jimmy Davis, both of Booneville; 10 grandchildren, Travis, Ashley, Lacey, Emily, David, Justin, Zach, Oliver, Jared and Sarah.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Davis; an infant son, John Glen Davis; his parents, Charlie and Leslie Davis; two sisters, Willadean Rutherford and Vera Bishop; and two brothers, Garvus and Gurnice Davis.

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

 

FREDDIE B. DAVIS

BALDWYN - Freddie B. Davis, 55, died Friday, June 4, 2004, as the result of an auto accident. He was a member of Ruben Chapel CME Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ruben Chapel CME Church with the Rev. S.W. Shinault officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Era Davis of Baldwyn; six sons, Jermaine Bowes of Saginaw, Mich., Scotty Williams of St. Louis, Mo., Alonzo Turner, Anthony Friar and Michael Turner, all of Baldwyn, and Aaron Friar of Booneville; two daughters, Cecilia Davis of Saginaw and Audrey Williams of St. Louis; four sisters, Clara Williams of St. Louis, Joann Plodwen and Cora Mae Cox of Saginaw, and Willie B. Frazier of Greenville; four brothers, Willie Hardy of Baldwyn, Johnny Davis of St. Louis, James Davis Jr. of Neshoba, Texas, and Leroy Douglas of Leland; 14 grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Annie Jean Miller of Baldwyn; his father-in-law, Eugene Friar of Huntsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Davis and Mary Hardy.

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

 

FRANKIE DAVIS

Frankie Monroe Davis, 43, of Surfside, S. C., formerly of Darlington, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Grand Strand Hospital from injuries sustained front a motorcycle accident.

Services were Thursday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with burial in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Mr. Davis was born in Columbia, S. C., the son of Frazier Davis and the late Opal Shouse Davis. He served in the U. S. Navy. He was a construction worker and member of Horry County Christian Bikers.

He is survived by his father. Frazier Davis of Chesterfield: his wife, Donna Davis of Surfside; a son, Frankie M. Davis Jr.; four stepdaughters, Tarra, Toni, Tiffany and Tabitha; two grandchildren; three brothers, George Frazier "Buster" Davis Jr. of California, Roger D. Davis of Effingham and Matthew Davis of Denver, Colo.; two, sisters, Linda D. Googe of Denver and Debbie D. Askins of Hartsville; and his stepmother, Rosa Davis.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Danielle Davis.

 

GAYLE DAVIS

BALDWYN - Gayle T. Davis, 61, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at his home after a sudden illness. He was a diesel mechanics instructor at Northeast Mississippi Community College for 34 years and a jewelry repairmen at Goddard's Jewelry for 22 years. He was an excellent pilot who loved flying and was a member of the American Organization of Pilots Association and an FAA safety officer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the engineers. He was a member and deacon of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping with his family, especially his grandchildren. An avid runner, he had run in 26 marathons.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Cossey and Bro. Chester Wayne Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Charlotte Holley Davis; a daughter, Amelia Davis Massengill and husband, Ricky, of Baldwyn; two sisters, Edith Cruse and Joyce Kimbrough, both of Baldwyn; three brothers, J.P. Davis and Billy Davis, both of Baldwyn, and Wallace Davis of Frankstown; six grandchildren, twins Jack and John Boatner, Thomas Brock Boatner, twins Lea and Anna Massengill, and Joshua Massengill; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Vinnie Davis.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Meek, Johnny Wright, Dr. David Greenhaw, Dr. Joseph Putnam, Julian Johnson and James Goddard.

Honorary pallbearers will be present and retired faculty of the Vo-Tech at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

GLENN DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - Glenn Davis died Friday, May 28, 2004, at the Alcorn County Health and Rehab Center in Corinth after several years of failing health. She was retired from G & W Cleaners after more than 30 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and loved growing roses and tomatoes.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Bernice Huddleston and her husband, Herschel, of Booneville; two nieces, Mildred Isom of Memphis and Arlene Hudson and her husband, Fred, of Corinth; one nephew, James Davis of Bradford, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers, and a special great-nephew, Kenneth Huddleston.

Pallbearers will be John Davis, Harold Hopkins and Lee Kendrick.

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

 

GERNICE DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - Gernice Davis, 77, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a retired farmer and truck driver, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Bowling officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Aileene Wilemon Davis; two sons, Harmon Davis of Booneville and Charles Davis of Tupelo; seven sisters, Vera Bishop of Belmont, Verma Stacy and Evelyn Wright, both of Booneville, Willodean Rutherford of Hickory Flat, Edith Stokes of Bakersfield, Calif., Beverly Ann Stockton of Chicago and Me Walden of New Orleans; three brothers, Foice Davis of Booneville, Edward Davis of Memphis and Jimmy Davis of Marietta; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Graves Davis, and a brother, Garvis Davis.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today

 

GRACE DAVIS

GOLDEN - Grace C. Shelton Campbell Davis, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was a native of Alabama and a homemaker. She was a former member of Golden Central Baptist Church in Golden for 25 years before joining Plain View Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Luther Campbell, in 1973.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Lyndell Fikes and Dr. Ralph Gulp officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Davis of Golden; six daughters, Myrtle Grimes, Reable Harris and Mildred Taylor, all of Dennis, Ruth James of Golden, Betty Greene of Vernon, Ala., and Jan Chinn of Athens, Ala.; two sons, W. D. Campbell of Golden and Dean Campbell of Fulton; 25 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mike Grimes, Bill Harris, Phillip Taylor, Jackie Campbell, John Campbell, Robert James and Matthew Givens.

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

 

HOLLIS DAVIS

FULTON - Hollis G. Davis, 83, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Tishomingo County to the late Hubert R. and Jessie Mauldin Davis. He was a parts manager for Davis Ford and a member of Fulton Church of Christ. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the South Pacific with Co. H 63rd D Infantry. He earned the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service, the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the APTO Medal.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Russ Crosswhite officiating. Burial will be in Cotton Springs Cemetery near Dennis.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn McClellan and husband, Jim, of Winnsboro, La., and Patricia Green of Heidelberg; a sister, Willard Fay Mock and husband, Arlis, of Fulton; three brothers, Bud Davis of Memphis, Buster Davis and wife, Billie, of Fulton, and Floyd Davis of St. Joseph, Tenn.; two special nieces, Pam and Patti; two special nephews, George and Jimmie; grandchildren, Richie and Stephanie Green of Laurel, Scott and Karen Green of Hattiesburg, Doug and Dawn McClellan of Winnsboro, La., Dave McClellan of Monroe, La.; great-grandchildren, Charly and Wyatt Green of Hattiesburg, Mary Kate McClellan of Winnsboro, La., and Dylan McClellan of Foley, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Charlene Hall Davis; two daughters, Betty Jean Davis and Margaret Jane Davis; his parents, Hubert R. and Jessie Davis; two brothers, Roy Davis and Travis Davis; a sister, Bertie Brown; and a son-in-law, Billy Green.

Pallbearers will be Dave McClellan, Doug McClellan, Richie Green, Scott Green, Jimmy Davis and George Davis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Coleman, Doug Smith, Bill Shepard and Arlis Mock.

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

 

RANDLE DAVIS

CORINTH - James Randle Davis, 59, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. A lifelong resident of Corinth, he was born July 16, 1944, to the late Daniel "Dan" and Jewel Franks Davis. He was an employee of the City of Corinth for the past 25 years. He was formerly associated with Long Wholesale and Southland Service Station. He was a member of the East Corinth Baptist Church. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed antiquing and collecting, especially Civil War relics.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Dennis Smith and the Rev. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include a brother, Carl Edward Davis of Corinth; two sisters, Jeanine Bingham Haney and husband, Charles, and Betty Parnell and husband, Kenneth, all of Corinth; a special friend, Tracey Smith of Corinth; a niece, Pam P. Gann; two nephews, Brandon Bingham and Shane Davis; three great-nephews, one great-niece.

Pallbearers will be Jim Bynum, Larry Franks, Bill Dixon and Larry McDaniel.

Honorary pallbearers will be the City of Corinth employees.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1, Marietta GA 30067.

 

JIM DAVIS

CORINTH - James William "Jim" Davis, 79, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a Baptist and a retired farmer. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Holly Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Flora Trantham of Corinth; eight nieces, eight nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Cynthia Cummings Davis, and two brothers, J. T. Davis and Walter Davis.

Pallbearers will be Carl "Skeebo" Trantham, Danny Trantham, Rodney Trantham, Randy Trantham, Jackie Trantham and Chris Trantham.

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

 

JANET DAVIS

BELMONT - Janet Davis, 69, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at the Shoals Hospital. She was a native of Golden. She was a homemaker and a member of Golden Central Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Golden Central Baptist Church with Bro. Gary Simms and Bro. Mickey Trammel officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Garden. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Harmon Davis of Belmont; four daughters, Sondra Clark and Cyndi Strickland, both of Belmont, Cherrye Greene of Dennis and Sam Paul of Newport News, Va.; a son, Larry Davis of Lynchburg, Va.; her mother, Bonnie Mae Warren of Golden; a sister, Peggy Sparks of Belmont; 13 grandchildren, Mike, Chad, Josh, Jeremy, Mark, Jeff, Brooke, Jock, Melanie, Jake, Trent, Brent and Hannah; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Ross and Cole.

She was preceded in death by her father, E.R. Warren, and a son, Gary Davis.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

JERRY DAVIS

Investigation continues in shooting deaths

BOONEVILLE Two men are dead and a third is injured following a shooting at a Blackland community residence.

Prentiss County deputies, with the assistance of Mississippi Highway Patrol investigators and a Booneville police investigator, were trying to piece together the events that led to the Thursday afternoon shootings, said Prentiss County Sheriff Bud Michael. Investigators believe alcohol may have played a part in the shootings.

Thomas Parham, 53, of the Blackland community, died after he was apparently shot once in the chest at extremely close range, Michael said. Kenny Goddard, 37, of Booneville, died after he was apparently shot twice.

Jerry Davis, 51, of the Blackland community, was listed in serious but stable condition in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center late Thursday.

Davis told investigators he had driven by Parham's house and found Parham and Goddard arguing, Michael said. When Goddard began cursing Davis, he left and went to his brother's house on Prentiss County Road 7000, also known as Blackland Road, Davis told deputies.

Goddard followed Davis to the house, and Parham followed Goddard, according to Davis' statement, Michael said. Goddard and Parham started arguing again and the shooting 4 began, Davis told deputies.

Davis was able to reach a neighbor's house and ask them to call 911 about 12:50 p.m., Michael said.

Sheriff's deputies, Highway Patrol investigators and a Booneville police investigator recovered a German automatic SKS rifle near Parham's body, Michael said. Six to seven shots were apparently fired from the rifle.

A .38-caliber pistol, believed to have been used to shoot Parham, also was recovered, Michael said.

Investigators were still searching Thursday evening for a possible third gun.

 

J. FRANK DAVIS

J. Frank Davis, 92, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville.

Services were Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Hampton and the Rev. Mark Cagle officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Mr. Davis was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and a retired farmer and cattleman. He enjoyed raising Dalmatian dogs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Mae Davis.

He is survived by two daughters, Virginia Barger and Liz Kingsley and her husband, Joe, all of Booneville; six sons, Frazier Davis and his wife, Rosa, of Darlington, S. C., Junior Davis and his wife, -Marie, of Kankakee, Ill., Johnny Davis, James Davis and his wife, Lois, Jerry Davis and Stanley Davis, all of Booneville; two sisters, -Ethel Smith of Tupelo and Luna Brock of the Eggville community; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Moore, Mike Cleardle, Wesley Swindoll, Jimmy White, Lonnie Murphy, W. S. Rutherford and Granville McCoy. Honorary pallbearers were his Sunday School class from Oak Hill Baptist Church.

 

JOHNNIE DAVIS

Johnnie Kaye Parvin Davis, 40, of Booneville, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Baptist Central in Memphis after a brief illness.

Services were Thursday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles McGill and the Rev. Ray Earles officiating. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery.

Mrs. Davis was a housewife and a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Clay and Martha Parvin.

She is survived by her husband, Burnis Davis; two sisters, Martha Jean  Stutts of Corinth and Nell Barnett of Brownsville, Tenn.

 

 

LARRY DAVIS

Larry Herby Davis, 53, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at his home in Booneville.

Services were Sunday. April 8, at 2 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Austin Shook officiating. Burial was in Reeves Cemetery in Middleton, Tenn.

Mr. Davis was born Feb. 15, 1948, in Brownsville, Tenn., the son of Daniel Parnell Davis and Trumon Inez Armstrong Davis. He was a United States Army veteran and a Pentecostal. Before becoming disabled, he was a carpet installer. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his mother. Trumon Davis of Booneville: two daughters, Jodie Lee Peters and her husband. Chad, of Killen, Ala., and Julie Diana Davis of Florence, Ala.; a brother, Danny Davis and his wife. Susan, of Booneville; three sisters, Clara Perkerson and Ellen Carter, both of Booneville, and Shirley Riordan and her husband, Jeremiah of Memphis.

Pallbearers were James Porter, Olen Harbin, Randy Little, Roger Perkerson, Christopher Durham and Mark Choats.

 

 

LAVERNE DAVIS

BALDWYN ‑ Laverne Davis, 85, died Wednesday Dec. 22, 1999, at her residence in the Lebanon community. She was a native of Leo County. In her early adulthood, she moved to El Paso and Temple, Texas, and lived there until retirement. She then moved back to Tupelo and Lee County. For the last seven years, she lived in the Lebanon Community She was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church. She was the widow of Eugene V. Davis, who died October, 1984.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at West Jackson Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Harper, Neil Davis and Clayton Littlejohn officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son. James M. "Jim" Davis and his wife, Lori, of the Lebanon community; one sister, Ola Mae Gault of Sherman: one brother, Troy Creely al West Point: six grandchildren, Todd Burgess of Hope, Ark., Brand Roger of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Zack Davis. Will Davis, Bob Davis and Ben Davis, all of the Lebanon community; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Bogar and Nia Roger at Ft. Lauderdale. Fla.

She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene V. Davis II.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the West Main Chapel of W. E. Pegues.

Memorials may be made to Life-way Fellowship Church eu0oing Fund, P. O. Box 1469, Saltillo Miss., 38866.

 

LAVERE DAVIS

CORINTH - Lavere Ernestine Davis, 79, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at the Alcorn County Care Inn. She was a homemaker and an employee of the cafeteria at Easom High school for many years. She was a member of Alcorn M.B. Church, where she was past president of the Missionary Society and Food Committee, church treasurer, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Usher Board.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Alcorn M.B. Church with the Rev. J.T. Jones officiating. Burial will be in St. Rest Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Melwayne Polk, and Willie James (Linda) Davis of Corinth; a stepson, Steven Davis of Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Bettie Alexander of Corinth and Linda Kay Eaton of Goldsboro, N.C.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Fannie L. Polk; her husband, Willie Hubert Davis; two daughters, Joyce Ann Ferrell and Peggy Sue Davis; a sister, Troy Crayton; and a grandson, Gregory Ferrell.

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

 

LLOYD LEE DAVIS

MOBILE, Ala. - Lloyd Lee Davis, 58, formerly of Iuka, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at his home. He was a member of the Iuka United Methodist Church since 1954. He was a 1973 graduate of the University of Mississippi, majoring in accounting. A Vietnam veteran, he was in the U. S. Army Secret Service, serving in Southeast Asia. His career in medical management began in 1973 in Winnemucca, Nev. In 1983 he joined the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama, where he served as manager of the Departments of Family Practice, Stanton Road Clinic and Neurology until his retirement in 2000. From there he served as clinical operations manager at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he subsequently retired in 2004. He was a member of the American College of Medical Practice Administrators, Medical Group Management Association, Jackson Medical Managers, Academic Practice Assembly and the Alabama Academy of Science. He was an executive board member of the Mobile Family Counseling Center from 1986 to 1992, a board member of the Alabama Medical Care Advisory Committee from 1986 to 1996, and a board member of the Alabama State Rehabilitation Advisory Council from 1996 to the present. His loving and gracious spirit warmed family and friends throughout his life.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Iuka United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ed Temple and Bro. Jimmy Daniel will officiate, and Kent Vaughan will read the eulogy. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Jayne Davis of Mobile, Ala.; a brother, Dr. Don Davis and wife, Lynne, of Meridian; a sister, Doris Williams and husband, Herb, of Atlanta, Ga.; his mother-in-law, Louise Dyess of Mobile, Ala.; three sisters-in-law, Mary Womack and husband, Jerald, of Guntersville, Ala., Gwynn Gordon and husband, Tommy, of Mobile and Kathy Stever and husband, Orin, of Mobile; a brother-in-law, Dawson Dyess and wife, Diane, of Mobile; 10 nieces, Lori Holland and husband, Allan, of Ridgeland, Libby and Mary Williams of Atlanta, Alicia Cummins and husband, Chris, of Meridian, Brandie Russ and husband, Britt, Jessica Mastin-Stever, Candi White and husband, Chris, Regina Dickson, Pamela Gregg and husband, Doug, all of Mobile, and Lisa Adams and husband, Jim, of Petal; five nephews, Andy Davis and wife, Stacie, of Meridian, Don Davis Jr. and wife, Eleanor, of Oxford, Bill Lorimer and wife, Marian, of Birmingham, Justin Dyess and John Davis of Mobile.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doan and Margie Davis.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Biggs, Ben Gaines, Johnny Storment, Tommy Drake, Roger Byrd, Hayden Ables, Charles Sweeney and Carlton Vellcase.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Jones, Bob Ed Harwell, Bobby Glover, Gary Bullard, Elam Davis, Robert Arnold, Emory Jones and Kent Vaughn.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

LURLINE DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - Lurline Jones Davis 96, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after an extended illness. She served as an educator by teaching first grade for 42 years. She was a member of Gaston Baptist Church where she taught the Youth Sunday School Class many years. She was the widow of Edgar Davis. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mamie Jones; and three brothers, Clyde Jones, Pearl Jones and Omar Jones.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Parman and the Rev. Milton Koon officiating with the Eulogy given by Billy McCoy. Burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Nell Johnson of Booneville; one brother, Vance Jones and his wife, Zenith, of Booneville; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

 

LYNDA DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - Lynda Ann Davis, 50, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at her home. She was a special education teacher at Booneville High School, and a former teacher at New Site High School and Thrasher High School. She was a member of Tuscumbia Baptist Church, where she was the pianist for several years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro, Jason Pilcher officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her father, Charles Holley Davis of Booneville; one brother, John C. Davis, and his wife, Jan. of Evans City, Pa.: two nieces, Wendy Anderson and Andrea Anderson of Cambridge, Mass.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mae Furtick Davis.

Visitation will continue until service

 

MARCELL DAVIS

PISGAH - Marcell Davis, 81, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab Center in Booneville after a brief illness. She was an employee of Robinson Manufacturing Company and a member of Antioch No. 2 Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Robert McCoy and Bro. Excail Burleson officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Lambert and husband, Bobby Dean, of Pisgah; a sister, Virtie Mae Parvin of Pisgah; a sister-in-law, Helen Davis Moore of Jumpertown; three grandchildren, Sherri Lambert of Horn Lake, Kerry Lambert of Booneville, and Marty Lambert and wife, Stephanie, of Pisgah; a great-grandchild, Jonathan Tyler Lambert; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Davis; her parents, Ed and Birmer Harden; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Irene Davis; and a brother, J. E. Harden.

Pallbearers will be Luke Newbold, Don Rinehart, Glen Wilson, Ray Harden Jr., Eddie Parvin, Jack Robinson, Skip Griffin, Howard Brooks and Fred Robinson.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

MARGARET ILA DAVIS

CORINTH - Margaret Ila Killough Davis, 93, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Oct. 20, 1910, in Alcorn County to William John and Dollie Baggett Killough. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Hodum officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, William Davis and Jimmy Davis, both of Corinth, and Wayne Davis of Seneca, Ill.; one daughter, Carolyn Bain of Corinth; two sisters, Lillian Tcherter of Byhalia and Christine Tveolon of College Park; eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Davis; and her parents.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Ricky Johnson, Gary Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Nathan Martindale, Randy Gilmore and David Johnson Jr.

 

MATTIE MARTHA DILDY DAVIS

Mattie Martha Dildy Davis, 97 of Corinth, died Monday, June 12, 2000 at the Alcorn Care Inn.  She was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church, loved her family and friends and enjoyed helping others.  She was preceded in death by her father Walker Switcher; her mother, Sally Dees Switcher; first husband, Herman Dildy; second husband, Guy Davis; son, R. C. Dildy; 3 daughters, Cleo Cook, Margie James, Lavern Hilburn; 4 grandchildren, Bobby Joe Cook, Brenda Starnes, Donald Ray James,  Ricky Ray Hilburn; great grandson, Stevie Starnes; 3 brothers, Lee Switcher, Herman Switcher, Rudy Switcher; sisters, Ethel Latch, Lula Maude Castile, Lucille Hodum, Willie Mae Jones; and son in law Glen Shadburn.

Mrs. Davis is survived by son, H. B. Dildy and wife Atri of Kossuth; 2 daughters, Betty Shadburn of Kossuth and Helen Settlemires and husband Deedie of Corinth; 15 grandchildren; Randy Shadburn and wife Sherri, Ronnie Shadburn, Pat Honeycutt and husband Tony, Charles Settlemires and wife Ann, Susan McKelvey and husband Billy, Peggie Cooper, Steve Settlemires and wife Jennifer, Danny Hilburn and wife Pat, Tommy Dildy and wife Barbara, Benny Dildy and wife Darnell, Tammy Dildy Barnes and husband Terry, Tony Dildy and wife Helen, Linda Harris and husband Bill, Jerry Dildy and wife Elaine, Anthony Dildy;31 great grandchildren, 13 great, great grandchildren; daughter in law Lorene Dildy of Corinth; son in law, Otis Hilburn; sisters in law, Mable Switcher and Ruth Switcher both of Corinth.

Visitation will be 5-9 PM Tuesday, June 13, 2000 and then Wednesday 10 a.m. until time of service.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 2000 at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.  Minister Charlie Browning will officiate.  Interment will be in the Wheeler Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers:  Daniel Cooper, Mike Honeycutt, Jamie Butler, L. H. Hurt, Doug Palmer, and Jerry Dildy.

 

 

NELL DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - Nell Rose Vaughn Davis, 68, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of West Booneville Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ward Hogland officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Foice Davis; two daughters, Sherry Phelps and her husband, David, of Yucaipa, Calif., and Susan Davis of Booneville; two sons, David Davis and his wife, Darinka, and Mark Davis and his wife, Lisa, all of El Centro, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Eva Vaughn of Booneville; 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Lola Merriman Vaughn; two brothers, Harold Vaughn and Travis Vaughn.

Her nephews and cousins will be pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

 

 

ODETTA DAVIS

SOUTHAVEN ‑ Odetta Holley Davis, 79, died Thursday. April 19, 2001. She was a registered nurse at Memphis V. A. Medical Center before retirement and was a mem­ber of Trinity Baptist Church in Southaven. She was a native of Booneville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill South Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hill South Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmie D. Davis; one sister, Vera McCutcher of Booneville: several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

OLLIE SMITH DAVIS

Ollie Smith Davis, 84 of Corinth died Thursday, January 13, 2000 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Holly Baptist Church, loved her family and friends.

Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Royce Davis; her father, Sam Smith, her mother Lula Sanders Smith; three sisters, Hazel Smith Mullins, Laura Smith Ozburn and Gertrude Smith.

She is survived by a son, Milton Davis and wife Betty of Corinth, Ms; a daughter Nelda Cornelius and husband Ricky of Corinth; two sisters, Jewell Talley and Genniev Beaves both of Corinth; four grandchildren, Cindy Adams, Todd Davis, Marc Cornelius and wife Mandy and Jill Spencer and husband Allen; four great grandchildren, Danielle Adams, Madison Cornelius, Jon Allen Spence and Tyler Davis Spencer.  Mrs. Davis also leaves several other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation and Funeral services will be at Holly Baptist Church with visitation starting Friday, January 14 at 5 p.m. and continuing until the service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15.  Rev. Nelson Hight, Rev. Keith Dowden and Rev. Harris Counce will officiate. Burial will be in the Holly Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Marc Cornelius, Todd Davis, Allen Spence, Randall Wilbanks, Tim Tyson, James Larry Cornelius.

 

OSCAR D. DAVIS

Oscar D. Davis, 68, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at his residence.

Services were Friday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at Hopewell M. B. Church with the Rev. Gabe Jolly III officiating. Burial was in Rienzi Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Davis was a former student at Danville School. He sang with the Spiritual Four singing group and was a member of Golden Star Lodge 453. He worked at Buckeye, Tire Yard, Brick Yard, Wurlitzer and Tyrone which later changed to Dana where he retired. He joined Danville C. M. E. Church at an early age, then later joined Hopewell M. B. Church where he served as deacon, trustee, Sunday School superintendent and choir member.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ben Davis and Lizzie Mae (Patterson) Davis, a son, Jerry Davis; two brothers, M. D. Davis and Joe Louis Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Sue Davis; three sons, Bonnie Davis and his wife, Bernice, Russell Davis and Roger Davis; three daughters and sons-in- law, Joyce and William Harris, Bettie and Walter Harris and Lizzie and Dwight Jumper; four brothers, Benjamin Dayis, James Davis, Samuel Davis, Johnny Davis; six sisters, Mary Ruth Bush, Annie Ruth Strickland, Manerva Strickland, Gertrude Sorrell, Martha Sorrell and Vistie Carpenter; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

His nephews served as pallbearers.

 

 

OSCAR DAVIS

BURNSVILLE - Oscar Palmer Davis, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka with Shawn Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery in Burnsville.

Survivors include his wife, Earline Davis of Burnsville; a daughter, Karen Cornelius and husband, Ruel, of Burnsville; a grandson, Jonathan Davis Cornelius.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin E. Davis and Maude R. Waldrop.

 

 

R MONROE DAVIS

The many friends of R. Monroe Davis were deeply grieved to learn of his death last Wednesday noon. He had had a stroke a few weeks ago and finally passed away.

Mr. Davis was a native of the county and was about 65 years of age and for the past few years had lived in Booneville and had acted as a practical nurse at the local hospital, where he did much fine work. He was a good citizen and took a keen interest in local affairs.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Everett Davis and one son, Elkan Davis of Corinth and one brother, Carl Davis, who is now located n the Gilbertsville Dam in Kentucky and four sisters, Mrs. Mack Lewis, Mrs. Lee Felker and Mrs. Jeannette Felker of Booneville and Mrs. Winnie Wheeler of Kentucky and many other relatives.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. J. D. Thompson of the Baptist Church and Rev. W. L. Robinson of the Methodist Church were held at the family residence last Thursday morning and at the conclusion of the services his body was given burial in the Booneville Cemetery.

The bereaved relatives have the deepest sympathy of many friends in their dark hours.

McMillan and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.

 

R. C. "COTTON" DAVIS

R. C. "Cotton" Davis, 75, died Thursday. May 21, 1998, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Saturday. May 23, at 3 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church with Bro. Neat Davis and Bro. Jimmy Russell officiating burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Water, Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Davis was a retired contractor and a member of Jericho Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 5S years. Lavelle Davis; one daughter, Sue Davis Taylor of Dallas, one son, Robert Davis and his wife. Patty, of Baldwyn; four sisters, Opal Hammett, Laverne Henley and Grace Sparks, all of Belmont and Hattie Lee all of Baldwyn: four brothers, Troy Dave of Booneville, Johnny Davis of Belmont, Arthur Davis of Baldwyn and Doug Davis of Guntown, three grandchildren, Tony Taylor, Susan Taylor and Chip Davis; and four great‑grandchildren.

Pallbearers were his nephews.

 

ROY E. DAVIS

BELMONT - Roy E. "Cowboy" Davis, 57, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born in Arkansas to Roy Frank and Earnestine Henderson Davis. He was employed by Wood Sales as a security guard. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dewayne Applington.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. David Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Roy Lee Davis of Aurora, Ill.; one sister, Joice Baltes and her husband, Edward, of Iuka; two nephews, Christopher Gabriel of Illinois and John Gabriel of Tennessee.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Thorn, Robert Thorn, Jerry Crowe and Junior Hutcheson.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

RUBY ANDERSON DAVIS

Mrs. Ruby Anderson Davis, 92, of 340 McCall Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Autumn Care in Forest City, N. C.

Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Barry K. Keys officiating. Burial was in ;unset Memorial Park in Forest City, Padgett and King Mortuary vas in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Davis was a native of the Frankstown area in Prentiss County. She was a daughter of the late John and Lillian Prather Anderson and the widow of Ezra Davis. She was a 1928 graduate of Wheeler High School and a 1932 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and was a teacher for many years. She was a homemaker and an active member of First Baptist Church in Forest City, N. C.

She is survived by two daughters, Dianne D. Lambert and June Davis, both of Forest City, N. C.; a brother, William C. "Cotton" Anderson of Memphis; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Robert A. Anderson, Earl Anderson, Joe Forest Anderson and Mil)n Anderson.

 

 

BRIAN DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - Terry Brian Davis, 23, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident near Booneville. He was self-employed and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and riding horses.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Holcomb officiating and the Rev. Ben Parman assisting. Burial will be in Castodr^m-°La4           

Survivors include his parents, Terry and Jeanette Davis of Booneville; two sisters, Tonya Davis and Kelsey Davis, both of Booneville; his grandparents, William and Cleo Davis of Booneville, and Bill and Christine McCoy of Rienzi; several uncles, aunts and cousins; a special friend, Brooke Downs.

Pallbearers will be his cousins, Chad Lauderdale, Pat Strickland, James Strickland, Wesley Bullard, Scotty Davis, Shea Padgett and Bruce Padgett.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today and continue until service time Friday.

 

 

U. H. DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - Ulmer Holcomb "U. H." Davis, 86, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at the Guntersville-Arab Hospital in Guntersville, Ala., after a brief illness. He was a resident of Booneville for 50 years. He was the retired owner of the Ben Franklin Store in Booneville and a member of Booneville First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating and Kermit Jones giving the eulogy. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Robert N. Davis of Guntersville, Ala.; one sister, Sarah Peavey of Meridian; two grandchildren, Andrew Neal Davis of Dahlgren, Va., and Elin Louanne Davis of Jacksonville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Elin Davis, and a brother, Robert Davis.

 

 

VINNIE DAVIS

BALDWYN - Vinnie Mae Nanny Davis, 98, died Monday, Aug. 19 2002, at her home. She was a home maker and a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she had taught Adult Women's Sunday School for ap­proximately 45 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rayburn Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memori­al Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Edith Cruse and her husband, Gene, and Joyce Kimbrough, all of Baldwyn; four sons, J. P. Davis and his wife, Zella, Wallace Davis and his wife, Martha, Billy Davis and his wife, Doris, and Gayle Davis and his wife, Charlotte, all of Baldwyn; two sisters, Maudie Parks of Baldwyn and Lpola Hickman and her husband, Bill, of Florida; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grand­children; her brother-in-law, Spurgeon Mulliken; her special caregivers, Ed­wina Grice and Ida Chandler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Davis, who passed away July 5, 1950; her parents, Pink Smith and Bertha Prentiss Smith; four sis­ters, Velma Greene, Gracie Crawford, Nora Rinehart and Katie Mulliken; three brothers, Arnold Smith, Bilbo Smith and Arthur Smith; a son-in-law, Billy Kimbrough; a daughter-in-law, Yvonne Davis; a grandson, Kip Davis.e

 

 

VIRGINIA DAVIS

BALDWIN - Virginia R. "Gin" Davis, 61, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, at her residence in the Jericho community after an extended illness. She was a retired employee of Bluebell, and she was a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafts.

She was married to Arthur 'Tater" Davis.

Services will be at noon today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Earl Barren, Bro. Chester Harrison and Bro. Neal Davis officiating. Burial will be in Ellistown Cemetery.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Tammy Pannell and husband, Carlos, of Jericho; one son, Luther M. Davis of Jericho; two sisters, Janette Gunter and husband, J. D., of Littlerock, Kathryn Davis and husband, Doug, Guntown; one brother, Jimmy Rodgers and wife, Martha Kay, of Blue Springs; three grandchildren, Todd R. Davis and wife, Vicki, Jessica R. Pannell and Jacob Pannell.

 

 

DR. W. V. DAVIS Dies Suddenly

The many friends of Dr. W. V. Davis were greatly shocked when they heard of his sudden death Sunday afternoon. It seems he made a call a few miles from town and was taken suddenly ill and got a young man to drive him to his home. He entered, laid on the bed and within a few minutes had passed away.

Dr. Davis was around 75 Years of age and was a native of Prentiss County and secured his education at Tulane University in New Orleans, later attending the Louisville School of Medicine and then a Post-Graduate course in New York City.

Forty-five years ago he practiced his profession in and around Booneville. He aided in performing the first abdominal operation in North Mississippi. This was about 37 years ago.

He was a member of the Northeast Mississippi 13-county Medical Association, the State, the Southern and the American Associations. He was a public-spirited citizen, always ready to help in the development of his town, county and state. He was a Mason, Knight of Phthins, A Woodman of the World and a member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Alton Davis of Fort Peck, Colorado and Captain Vance Davis of Fortress- Monroe, Virginia.

Funeral services were held from the residence Monday afternoon. The service was conducted by Bro. P. F. Luter, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by Bro. J. D. Thompson of the Baptist Church The body was laid to rest in the Booneville Cemetery

The following acted as pallbearers; F. W. Duckworth, J. C. Stanley, Homer Parker, Will Olive, Joseph Green, James Hill and Ben Hill.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 12 March 1937

 

 

BILL DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - William Everett "Bill" Davis, 73, died Monday, Jan. 15 2001, at his home. He was a resident of the Dry Creek community. He was U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a tanker man on river towboats fog 14 years and a retired employee o; Heartland Manufacturing Company. He was a member of the Dry Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the Blue Bird Cancer Retreat, and active in the TCDC. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Morgan officiating and Bro. W. G. Dowdy assisting. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lulu Mae Davis; one daughter, Linda Williams of Kansas: one son, Michael Davis of Ohio; four stepdaughters, Bonnie Jones of Memphis, Brenda McPherson of Chattanooga, Pat Thomas of Booneville and Tina Bowling of Tupelo; four stepsons, Rex Hawkins and Edward Hawkins, both of New Site, Ronald Hawkins of Guntown and Allen Hawkins of Marietta; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christeen Davis; a grandson, Lee Edgar Williams; and a great-grandson. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Camp Blue Bird, c/o Tom Swindle, 911

President Ave., Tupelo, Ms. 38801

 

 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS

BOONEVILLE - William H. Davis, 84, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was a retired farmer, a U. S., Any veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Elmo Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Cleo Michael; two daughters, Margaret Lauderdale and her husband, Eck, and Patricia Bullard and her fiancee, Darrell Osborn, all of Booneville; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Strickland and her husband, James, of Booneville, and Paulette Pippins and her husband, David, of Tupelo; three sons, James "Jabo" Davis and his wife, Virginia, of Arizona, Terry Davis and his wife, Jeanette, of Booneville, and Bobby Davis of Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Diane Davis: two sisters, Ellen Vest and Dale Brown; a brother, Roy Lee Davis; and a grandson, Brian Davis.

Visitation will continue until service time.

 

WILLIAM DAVIS

CORINTH - William Larry Davis, 61, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Aug. 6, 1943, to J.T. and Bertha McDonald Davis. He was a retired mobile home builder.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Isbell officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Mary Ann Eubanks Davis of Corinth; two sons, Gerald Johnson and wife, Brenda, of Rienzi, and Willie Lee "Bill" Johnson and wife, Tracy, of Corinth; a daughter, Marie Spoon and husband, Paul, of Burnsville; a brother, Timmy Davis and wife, Sheila, of Michie, Tenn.; three sisters, Margaret Nelms and husband, Danny, of Meridian, Brenda Joyce Whitaker and husband, Don, of Michie, Tenn., and Wanda K. Latch of Pickwick, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Elvin Johnson; a sister, Linda Davis; a great-grandson, Jacob Johnson; and the mother of his children, Amy Davis.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.

 

WILMAR DANNY DAVIS

Wilmar Danny Davis, 35, of P. O. Box 179 Guntown, died at his home Saturday, Aug. 24, 1985, after three years of failing health.

Services were Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Tim Green officiating. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Davis was a welder and a Baptist. He was a Mason and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Meggs Davis; a son, Danny Jay Davis of the home; a stepson, Jeffery Bailey of Guntown; his mother, Mrs. Wilma Davis of Frankstown; and a sister, Joan Tosh of Memphis.

 

CHESTER N. DAWSON

TISHOMINGO - Chester N. Dawson, 79, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital after an extended illness. He was born June 22, 1923, to the late Frank and Carrie Dawson, and was a lifelong resident of Tishomingo County. He was a deacon and past Adult Men's Sunday School teacher at Tishomingo Baptist Church. He was a Past Master of Tishomingo Masonic Lodge No. 522, a member of the Scottish Rite and a Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. He served as Sheriff of Tishomingo County and was a charter member of the Mississippi Sheriffs' Boys and Girls Ranch. He was a former employee of Blue Bell Inc., LooMack and Ryder Truck Lines. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, support member of the Tishomingo County Retired Teachers' Association and past president of the Tishomingo High School Alumni Association, a retired UTD farmer and a sawmiller. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was an avid fox hunter, a devoted husband, father and "PaPaw".

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tishomingo Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Langley and Dr. Jim Pinkerton officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery with full Masonic Rites. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth Page Dawson of Tishomingo; one son, Kim and Teresa Dawson of Germantown, Tenn.; one daughter, Angie and Paul Langley of Booneville; two brothers, Ray and Janice Dawson of Tishomingo and Fay and Marilla Dawson of Tupelo; one sister, Ava Hill of Tishomingo; four grandsons, Shane and Jenny Dawson of Margerum, Ala., Jarod and Beth Dawson of Tishomingo, Zack Langley and Cody Langley, both of Booneville.

Pallbearers will be Shane Dawson, Jarod Dawson, Zack Langley, Cody Langley, Rodney Dawson and Terry Dawson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Scott Segars, Edward McRae, Don Decker, Jack Searcy, Lloyd Gene Tucker, Robert Stringer, Freeman Floyd, Carroll "Fats" Harrison, Rev. Bill Burcham, Hubert Anglin, Clifford Sappington, Cathy Crane, Eva Mae Strickland and the Deacons of Tishomingo Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH, or www.diabetes.org; or to the American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231, or www.americanheart-donate.org.

 

JOHN D. DAWSON

Dies Nov. 25

John D. Dawson of Rienzi passed way Wednesday, November 25, 1964, at the Northeast Mississippi Hospital following an illness of one year. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a retired farmer and carpenter. He was 82.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at Kemp's Chapel with Rev. C. C. Rinehart and Bro. Moore officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Agusta Dawson; two sons, Freeman Dawson of Memphis and Truman Dawson of Rienzi; four daughters, Mrs. Zelma Gardner and Mrs. Vera Holloway of Memphis, Mrs. Lucille Woodard of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Eunice Smith of Charleston, S. C.; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

BOB DAWSON

Maj. Robert Winfred "Bob" Dawson, USMC, 40, of Booneville, died Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at Pickwick Lake.

Services were Thursday, July 3, at 4 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with LTCMRD Richard Pusateri, USN, and Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.

Maj. Dawson was a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville where he was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class and various church committees. He was a graduate of Booneville High School, NEMJC and Mississippi State University where he was a member of Gamma Theta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was a member of American Legion, a Mason, Booneville Blue Lodge and life member of Scottish Rites Bodies of Corinth and served 13 years in USMC and four years in USMC Reserves in Memphis and New Orleans.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Pillsbury Dawson; his mother, Kathryn Dawson of Booneville; two sons, Robert Eugene Dawson and Brad Pillsbury Dawson, both of the home; one sister, Lana D. Harrelson and her husband, Jerry, of Iuka; two nephews, Richy Harrelson of Iuka and John Hundley Slater of Knoxville, Tenn. , He was preceded in death by his father, Winfred B. Dawson. 3 Pallbearers were members of K Co., 23rd Marines of Memphis. Honorary pallbearers were LTCMRD Richard Pusateri, USN, Maj. Kevin Jones, USMC, Maj. Bo Wendel, USMC, Maj. Axel Van Willigenburg, Dutch Marines, Jerry Harrelson, Kim Caver, Danny Smith, Maj. Robert Gates, USMC, Mike Rinehart, Bobby Manley, Maj. Ricky Stennett, U. S. Army and all the young Marines in the USMC.

 

MARIAN DAWSON

SOUTHAVEN - Marian Mauvolene Dawson, 71, formerly of Rienzi, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto County. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Southaven Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister B. J. Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Jacinto Community Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Peggy Rowbury of Idaho, Carol Bishop of Holly Springs, Pat Cozart of Southaven and Renau Houtari of Southaven; two sons, Dan Dawson of Germantown, Tenn., and Gary Dawson of Duck Hill; a brother, James Harold Rinehart of Durham, S. C.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

MARIAN DAWSON

SOUTHAVEN - Marian Mauvolene Dawson, 71, formerly of Rienzi, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto County. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Southaven Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister B. J. Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Jacinto Community Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Peggy Rowbury of Idaho, Carol Bishop of Holly Springs, Pat Cozart of Southaven and Renau Houtari of Southaven; two sons, Dan Dawson of Germantown, Tenn., and Gary Dawson of Duck Hill; a brother, James Harold Rinehart of Durham, S. C.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

MRS. WILLIE C. DEAL

Mrs. Willie C. Deal, 78 of Tullahoma, Tenn., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at Harton Hospital in Tullahoma, Tenn.

Services were Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at Gowen-Smith Chapel in Shelbyville, Tenn., with Bro. Charles Guinn officiating. Burial was in Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Mrs. Deal, a retired seamstress, was born in Lincoln County, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Wilson Childers and Grace Lela Young Childers, and her husband, Otis Deal, who died in 1986.

She is survived by one daughter, Josephine McLarty of Booneville one son, Charles Roy Deal of Manchester, Tenn.; and two granddaughters.

 

CHARLIE M. DEAN, SR.

Charlie M. Dean, Sr., 81, died Friday, November 28, 1986 at the Tishomingo County Hospital. He was a member of the Lions Club and a retired carpenter. He was also an active member of the Hubbard-Salem Baptist Church.

Services were held Sunday, November 30, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.T. Dexter and the Rev. Allan Osborne officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna Archer, Doris McGill and Edith Williams, all of Iuka; five sons, Bill Dean of Zion, Il., Malone Dean, Joe Dean, Allan Dean and Travis Dean, all of Iuka; one sister, Clara Dean of Iuka; 16 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

 

 

MARIAN DAWSON

Marian Mauvolene Dawson, 71, of Southaven (formerly of Rienzi), died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto County.

Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at l 1 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister B. J. Clark officiating. Burial was in Jacinto Community Cemetery.

Mrs. Dawson was a retired nurse and a member of Southaven Church of Christ.

She is survived by four daughters, Peggy Rowbury of Idaho, Carol Bishop of Holly Springs, Pat Cozart and Renau Houtari of Southaven; two sons, Dan Dawson of Germantown, Tenn. and Gary Dawson of Duck Hill; a brother, James Harold Rinehart of Durham, S. C.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

ELVIA BELL DEAN

BELMONT - Elvia Bell Dean, 85, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab Center in Booneville. She was a native of Alabama and was a former owner of a fabric shop. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eston Dean; her parents, Ira Fletcher and Alabama Coats Henry; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Mr. Donnie McGee officiating. Burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Randy Dean and his wife, Rosetta, of Belmont, and Billy Phifer of Baldwyn; two grandchildren, Lisa Sanford and her husband, Jeff, of Wheeler, and Billy J. Phifer of New Site; two great-granddaughters, Allison Castleberry and Ragen Butler; one sister, Edith Hutcheson of Tupelo; two brothers, Paul Henry of Little Rock, Ark., and O.C. Henry of Dennis.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

 

OLEN E. DEAN

Olen E. Dean, 85, of Tishomingo, died Tuesday, May 12, 1992, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Wednesday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Tennison and the Rev. Rayburn Richardson officiating. Burial was in Tishomingo Cemetery. p Salts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dean was a retired cabinetmaker and farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Dean; a son, Troy Dean of I Tishomingo; a stepson, Terry Slack of Tishomingo; a brother, Aaron Dean of Tishomingo-, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

WINNIE DEAN

Rites Held For Winnie Dean

Winnie Dean, 84, died Saturday, December 28, 1991 at the Iuka Hospital. She was homemaker.

Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ludlam's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Albert Baty officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Harmon Dean of Iuka; three sons, Clarence Bud Dean of Falls Mill, W.Va., and Richard Lee Dean and David Dean, both of Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter, Marie Bolton of Tishomingo; two brothers, Lubert Smarr and Clell Smarr, both of Buchanan, W.Va.; two sisters, Nina Craig of West Virginia and Anna Bell of Ohio; 16 grandchildren.

Ludlam's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

MRS. VIRGIE MAXINE (CROW) DEAN

Mrs. Virgle Maxine (Crow) Dean, of Springfield, Mich., died Friday, Sept. 8, 1995, at the home other daughter in Battle Creek, Mich.

Services were Monday, Sept. 11, at 1:30 p.m. at Bachman Hebble Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Cosby of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Burial was In Hicks Cemetery.

Mrs. Dean was born in New Site Dec. 29, 1916, to James David Crow and Nora (Fredrick) Crow. She received her education at New Site High School and formerly trained as a nurse's aide. She moved to Battle Creek in 1947 and lived there since then.

She retired in 1990 after 20 years as a private duty nurse. She worked from 1961-82 as a nurse's aide at Community and Leila Hospitals and was at Kellogg Co. 1947-61 in the cereal-packing department.

She was a charter member of Springfield Baptist Church and had attended St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Battle Creek Chapter.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lany (Betty C.) Van Northwick of Battle Creek, Mich.; two brothers, R. V. Crow and Sylvester Crow, both of Booneville, two sisters, Floy McCreary and Marie Wilson' both of New Site; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Leonard, Lester and Carley Crow.

Memorial donations may be made to Children's Wish Foundation, Atlanta, Ga., 7840 Roswell Road, Suite 301, Atlanta, Ga. 30350.

 

 

VICTORIA H. DEAN

Victoria H. Dean, 95, of Iuka, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at her residence.

Services were Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Minnix and the Rev. Ray Kirk offi­ciating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Dean was born in Riverton, Ala., to Robert Lee and Cora Hays Hawn, the eldest of eight children. She was a member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher.

She is survived by two sons, Henry (Duck) Dean of Iuka and Sam Dean of Southaven; two daughters, Mary Hall of Iuka and Sarah Harvey of Daphney, Ala.; one sister, Betty Clingan of Pompano Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 27 great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Reginal B. Dean; four sisters, Rose Norris, Willie Guillory, Maggie Borden and Martha Twitchell; two brothers, Bob Hawn and Jessie Hawn; a son-­in-law, Aaron Palmer Hall; and a daughter-in-law, Charlene Bullard Dean.

Pallbearers were Aaron Hall, Dean Harvey, Kean Harvey, Brian Harvey, Patrick Hall, Tracy Harmon, Kenneth Dean and Joseph Dean. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Guillory, Jerry Dean, Russ Robinson, Ira Pace and Alvin Moore.

 

LILLIE DEASON

CORINTH - Lillie Fraley Deason, 83, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the Tishomingo Hospital in Iuka. She was a member of Graceland Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crafts and her grandchildren. She was an avid quilter and loved garage sales.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Pastor Briggs King officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Hill Cemetery South in Memphis.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald Deason of Fredonia, Ky., Darryl Deason and wife, Lona, of Memphis, and Duel Deason and wife, Deborah, of Corinth; three daughters, Diana Wasson and husband, John, of Abilene, Texas, Phyllis Blue and husband, Duane, of Slaughter, Ky., and Debra Frazier and husband, Bobby, of Cookeville, Tenn.; one sister, Ruth Markham of Eddyville, Ky.; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Winford D. Deason; her parents, John and Mattie Beason Fraley; one son, Doyle Deaton; two brothers, Clyde Fraley and Richard Fraley; one sister, Mildred Hinnard.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes Society or to the Heart Association.

 

ALVIN V. DEATON

IUKA - Alvin V. "Shorty" Deaton, 97, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. He was born Sept. 10, 1906, to the late George and Alice Burleson Deaton. He had been a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church for over 60 years and had served as its treasurer. He was retired from the Tishomingo County Electric Power Association after 35 years of service.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Dale Hathorn officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Verlon Deaton of Iuka; one daughter, Rebecca Deaton Nash Swanson and her husband, Dennis, of Pickwick, Tenn.; one brother, Theo Deaton of Iuka; one granddaughter, Amy Nash Perryman and her husband, Eric, of Columbia, Tenn.; one granddaughter-in -law, Jennifer McManaman Nash of Phoenix, Ariz.; one step-granddaughter, Becky Thacker and her husband, Mickie, of Iuka; one step-grandson, Earl McIntosh and his wife, Gwen, of Iuka; four great-grandchildren, Nathan and Peden Perryman and Camrae and Bailyn Nash; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Jeremy and Josh Thacker and Will McIntosh.

Pallbearers will be Robert Allen Wright, bobby Walker, Nathaniel Clark, Edward Arnold, Richard Clark, George Deaton, Steve Turbeville and James N. Thornton. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Jourdan, Harold Taylor, Dayton Jourdan, Charles Martin and Bobby Paden.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Carolyn Page, 21 CR 958, Tishomingo, MS 38873.

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

Belmont and Tishomingo Journal

 

 

BILL DEATON

William F. "Bill" Deaton, 66, of Thrasher, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at his residence after an extended illness.

Services were Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Lowery official. Burial was in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Denton was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired supervisor from Burlington Northern Railroad and a member of First United Methodist Church in Amory. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Deaton.

He is survived by a daughter, Angela Deaton Weatherall of Jackson, Miss.; a sister, Kay Baron of Corinth: one niece, Gina Davies of Meal and one nephew, Bryan Johnson of Houston, Texas.

 

CLARENCE W. DEATON

Clarence W. Deaton, 90, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth.

Services were Friday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Charles Smith and the Rev. Ed Lowrey officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Deacon was the widower of Emestine Hill Deaton. He was a retired farmer and a member of Thrasher Baptist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Sue Evans of Hemando; one son, Jimmie W. i of Corinth; three sisters, Bernice McCoy of Phoenix, Ariz., Lena Mae :i of Jackson, Tenn., and Ruth Hines of Clarksville, Tenn.; four grandchil­dren five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three step great children.

Pallbearers were Toni Deaton, Bill Deaton, Freddie Bullock, Bobby Phillips, Holland and William Christian.

 

FRANCES GERTRUDE DEATON

Mrs. Frances Gertrude Deaton, 88, of Cherokee, AL, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004. Mrs. Deatorl was born on July 19, 1915, to Henry and Etta McVay. She was a devoted Christian, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was loved and cherished by everyone who knew her.

Visitation was scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 2004 from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home in Cherokee. Services for Mrs. Deaton were scheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2004, at 2:30 p.m. at the Morrison Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lyndon Smith officiating. Burial followed at Mynot Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughters: Jean Woodis and husband, Arthur, of Cherokee, and Bobbie Deaton of Sunbridge Nursing Home in Tuscumbia; a son, Douglas Deaton and wife Janis of Tuscumbia; and one sister, Edna Deaton of Tuscumbia; one brother William McVay of Muscle Shoals; and grandsons, Larry Woodis and wife, Tammy, of

Athens; Norman Woodis and wife, Melissa of Cherokee, and Blake Deaton of Brandon, MS; granddaughters, Teresa Gonzales and husband, Kenny, of Chicago, IL, and Brooke Deaton of Tuscumbia; great grandsons, Sean Woodis of Athens and Evan Woodis of Cherokee. She also considered Natalie, Jovanie, and Josh Gonzales as her great grandchildren.

Mrs. Deaton was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lester Deaton, and one brother,, Albert McVay, and two sisters, Mildred Choat and Ruth Choat.

Pallbearers were J.D. Choat, David McVay, Allan McVay, Roger Deaton, Jimmy Mitchell, and Jack Cochran. Honorary Pallbearers were grandsons and great grandsons.

The family wishes to thank everyone at Sunbridge Nursing Home for the care and kindness shown to Frances through her years there and the staff at Helen Keller Emergency Room. Morrison Funeral Home was in of arrangements.

 

JEWELL DEATON

BOONEVILLE - Jewell Goddard Deaton, 93, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ and a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and spending time with her family.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister J.A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 76 years, J.O. "Orba" Deaton; two daughters, Vernell Arnold and husband, Jack, and Rumell Palmer and husband, Tommy, all of Booneville; two sons, Billy Deaton and wife, Annette, and Jimmy Deaton and wife, Donna, all of Booneville; a sister, Geraldine Holley of Haleyville, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Bill Deaton, Max Deaton, Scott Deaton, Jeff Deaton, Johnny Bowen and Casey Bullard.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

JOHN W. DEATON

The county lost one of its best citizens in the death of John W. Deaton, which occurred at his home near Thrasher last Wednesday. He had been quite ill for several weeks before his death.

Mr. Deaton was a native of Mississippi and was about 69 years of age and his entire life had been spent in northeast Mississippi. He was a fine farmer and did all he could to promote better agricultural conditions. He took a keen interest in general county affairs along with social, religious, civic and educational lines. He was a faithful and devoted member of the Thrasher Baptist Church and was always ready to do his part. He was honorable and upright in dealing with his fellowman and had made many friends, who will greatly miss him.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Hopkins Deaton, six sons, Baulchie, Clarence, Leland, Elzie and Alvie of Thrasher, and Claude of Burnsville and three daughters, Miss Bernice of Booneville, Miss Ruth of Thrasher and Mrs. Andrew Barker of Hills Chapel. He had a sister, Mrs. Sophie Rushing of Burnsville and three brothers, J. E. and George Deaton of Iuka and R. C. Deaton of Glen.

Funeral services are in the charge of Bro Joe Cruse of Rienzi and Bro. Joe H. Crawford of the county and were held at the Thrasher Baptist Church and at the conclusion of the services his body was carried to the Gaston Cemetery for burial. A large crowd attended the services, paying tribute of love and esteem to their departed friend. Many beautiful flowers were placed on the grave.

The active pallbearers were nephews: Ernest Hopkins, Ollie Lindsey, Arch Lindsey, Leonard Davis, Forest Deaton and Alvie Deaton.

The honorary pallbearers were: Dr. J. M. Bynum, Dr. W. H. Anderson, Dr. Allen H. Tigrett, Herman Rugg, A. D. Shapely, J. H. Davis/ G. S. E. Lauderdale, Bud Parker, H. A. Parker, T. J. Sparks, B. A. Furtick and C. W. Rugg.

The Independent joins in extending its deepest sympathy to the bereaved ones in the going of this outstanding Citizen. McMillan and Son were in charge of the funeral arrangements.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 7 November 1940

Submitted by:  Ruby Rorie

 

ZEFFREY WOODALL DEATON

 Zeff W. Deaton, age, 89 died Tuesday, June 30, 1970, at 9:00 a.m. at ECM Hospital in Florence, AL. 

 He was a retired farmer, a native of Belmont, Tishomingo County and a member of the First Baptist Church in Belmont.

 Funeral services were held at 2:00 Wednesday, July 1, at the First Baptist Church in Belmont.  Rev. Jack Maroon officiated with interment in the Belmont Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Verda Mae Livingston of Florence, one sister, Mrs. Carrie Harris, Kilmichael, MS; one brother, Dudley Deaton, Birmingham; ten grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Louvena Campbell Deaton; wife, Fannie Hallmark Deaton; wife, Viola Witt Deaton, daughters, Amy Deaton Gahagan and Verona Deaton Duncan; several brothers and sisters.

 

 

JASMINE DEEN

BOONEVILLE - Jasmine Marie Deen, 5, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville from the results of an accidental drowning. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Gaston Cemetery with the Rev. Jackie Spencer officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, William and Michelle Miller Deen of Booneville; her grandparents, Kathy and Glen Race and Edna Crowe, all of Booneville; her great-grandmother, Reavie Miller of Booneville; one sister, Janna Deen of the home; four brothers, Jessy Deen, Justin Deen, Jarrett Deen and James Deen, all of the home.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Griffin Monroe Deen; and her great-grandfather, James Miller.

 

 

BETTY SUE BROWN DEES

BOONEVILLE ‑ Betty Sue Brown Dees, 63, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Cen­ter in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and operated a dairy farm with her husband, James A. Dees, who died Feb. 24, 2000. She was a member of Lamb's Chapel Methodist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Essary and Pastor Jack Ezell officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Dees Floyd and Sheila Dees Robinson and her husband, seven, all of Booneville; one son, Joe Dees of Booneville; two sisters, Mattie Frances Calton of Chicago and Mary Carolyn Bridges and her husband, Donald, of Tupelo; two brothers, Tulon E. Brown and his wife, Sophie of Shelton, Conn., and Laron L. Brown and his wife, Clarice, of Jumpertown; five grandchildren, James Floyd, Kevin Floyd, Breanna Dees, Bryson Dees and Jasmine Robinson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Edna Brown; and one brother, James T. Brown.

Pallbearers will be Doug Lewellen, David Bridges, Craig Brown, Ricky Floyd, Bradley Bridges and Kenneth Brown.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today.

 

BUDDY DEES

CORINTH - Donald Ray "Buddy" Dees, 67, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, in Marietta, Ga. He was a retired truck driver for Allied Systems and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Coleman-Family Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Wallace South officiating. Burial will be in Kemps Chapel Cemetery in Alcorn County.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Dees of Woodstock, Ga.; two sons, Eddie Dees of Woodstock, Ga., and Ricky Dees of Corinth; five daughters, Cathy Dees, Wendy Massey and Frankie Dees, all of Woodstock, Ga., Rosia Randolph of Calhoun, Ga., and Chrissy Becerra of Rockwood, Tenn.; a sister, Linda Williams of Corinth; five brothers, Roger Dees of Rome, Ga., Jeff Dees of Birmingham, Ala., Wayne Dees of Lake Station, Ind., Ed Dees of Carpentersville, Ill., and Kage Dees of Tifton, Ga.; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by is parents, Edgar and Vera Dees; a son, Jimmy Dees; a sister, Cathy Carlton; two brothers, Bobby Dees and Hillie Ray Dees; and a nephew, Hayden Scott Dees.

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

 

EFFIE DEES

RIENZI -- Funeral services for Effie Phillips Dees, 84, were held Monday at Danville Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Leather­ wood and the Rev. Ray Bennett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dees died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at her residence. Born May 24, 1918, to Andrew and Ollie Phillips, she was a charter member of Danville Baptist Church. She was de­scribed as a loving wife, devot­ed mother and precious grand­mother who lived a life that was a symbol of Christian love, de­votion and service, as she served God and others daily, loved life and treasured her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, James Ellis Dees; one son, James Dees; one son-in-law, Willie Royce Trim; one grand­son, Jimmy Wayne Moore Jr.; her parents; five brothers, Lawrence Phillips, William Phillips, Walter Phillips, Luke Phillips and Jim Phillips; three sisters, Lilly Terry, Ellen Dees and Fannie Phillips.

Survivors include one son, Roy Lee Dees and his wife, Peggy, of Rienzi; four daugh­ters, Audrey Sanders and her husband, Billy, Stella Trim and Maylene Moore and her hus­band, Wayne, all of Rienzi, and Betty Michael and her husband, J.O., of Corinth; 17 grandchil­dren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchil­dren.

Pallbearers were Charles Sanders, Tommy Joe Sanders, Terry Trim, Scotty Michael, Randal Dees and Dustin Moore.

Visitation was held at Danville Baptist Church.

 

LEROY DEES

GOLDEN - LeRoy Dees, 53, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at his residence. He had served as a police officer for 11 years in Belmont, Tishomingo and Red Bay, Ala. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tula Mae Dees.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Cloyce Fennell and Bro. Sammy Raper officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Mary Ruth Dees of Golden; two sons, Richard Dees and his wife, Paula, and Jason Dees, all of Red Bay; his father, Talmadge "Sonny" Dees and his stepmother, Pearline Dees, of Red Bay; his sister, Betty Horton and her husband, James, of Red Bay; two stepchildren, Clifton Pounders and Jesica Dees, both of Red Bay; one stepbrother, Nicky Garrison; two grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Larry Morris, Bobby Tate, Clifton Pounders, Rex Patterson, Nicky Garrison and Junior Pounders.

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

 

CECIL DEFOOR

GLEN - Cecil Walter Defoor, 80, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Jackson’s Camp Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He enjoyed working on trucks and tractors. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Mavous Phifer will officiate, and Charlie Browning will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Nell Pitts of Glen, Linda Gail King and husband, Danny L., of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joetta Lynn Stecz of Dearborn, Mich.; three sisters, Pernie L. Skelton Andrews, and Lessie Gattis Foster and husband, J.Y., all of Corinth, and Tressie P. Whitfield of Lancaster, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josie Kirk Defoor; his parents, Henry Walter Defoor and Mary Jane Dickerson Defoor; four brothers; five sisters; and a son-in-law, William T. Pitts Sr.

Pallbearers will be Larry Gattis, Audie Skelton, Eddie Whitfield, Kirk Brown, Kenneth W. Pitts and William T. Pitts Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Joseph Pratt, Dr. Kerry Morgan, Dr. David Chase, Sean W. Pitts and Danny D. King.

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

 

GILBERT DELLINGER

CORINTH - Gilbert Ray Dellinger, 69, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Foote Street Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon. He was a 1954 graduate of Alcorn Agriculture High School and a retired employee of Wonder Bread, where he worked for 30 years. After retiring, he worked for Gardner's Supermarket. He was a king, loving, gentle man, who enjoyed serving others.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Foote Street Church of Christ with Terry Smith and Lennis Nowell officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Syble Dellinger; a daughter, Wanda Cartwright and husband, Harvey; a son, Roger Dellinger and wife, Donna; a stepson, Roger Jones, all of Corinth; a brother, Roy Dellinger and wife, Thelma, of Johnson City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Julie Driskell and husband, Keith, Jay Cartwright, Amber and April Dellinger; two great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Mary Rogers; two special sisters-in-law, Sydalia Palmer and Sarah Day.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Birdie Dellinger; an infant brother, Roger; and the mother of his children, Joyce Ayers Dellinger.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Smith, David Sitton, Gene Brooks, Donnie Grisham, Norman Michael and Bingham Wade.

Honorary pallbearers will be the elders and deacons of Foote Street Church of Christ.

Memorials may be made to Magnolia Messenger, P.O. Box 1578, Kosciusko MS 39090.

 

MYRA DELLINGER

CORINTH - Myra Wilson Dellinger, 85, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Corinth Health and Rehabilitation. She was born July 2, 1919, in Alcorn County to the late Burge and Anne D. Wilson. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, where she was secretary until her illness. She was a bank teller for 34 years for the National Bank of Commerce. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and spending time with her grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Capples officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Larry Dellinger and wife, Paulette, of Corinth; her grandchildren, Michael Dellinger and Sarah Pillow of Corinth, and Trey Dellinger and wife, Angie, of Madison; a granddaughter-in-law, Lupie Dellinger of Franklin, Tenn.; her great-grandchildren, Melaine Mills and husband, Ken, Natalie, Micheal Drew, Andrew, Reid and Jack Dellinger; her great-great-grandchildren, Marley, Johnna, Aiden and Ella Mills.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Dellinger; her parents; a grandson, Dr. Greg Dellinger; and a brother, Morris Wilson.

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

 

MELVIN C. DELVIGE

BALDWYN - Melvin C. Delvige, 80, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at his residence after an extended illness. He was retired from the oil industry and a native of Lexington, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Adina Christian Church in Lexington, Texas with burial in the church cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Ora Delvige of Baldwyn; a daughter, Kathy Odgen and Glen, of Wimberly, Texas; his sons, Darrell Delvige and Melvin Boyd Delvige of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death b his parents; three brothers; and one granddaughter.

Visitation will be at Phillips & Lucky Funeral Home in Giddings, Texas on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

TIMOTHY J. DENSON

NEW SITE - Timothy J. Denson, 46, died suddenly Saturday, June 4, 2005, at his home. He was a member of the East Prentiss Baptist Church and self-employed. He was an avid cross-stitcher and enjoyed mowing lawns.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Bishop and Bro. Mike Johnson officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Bro. Richard Denson of New Site; a sister, Lori Moore and husband, Scotty, of New Site; a niece, Kindra Johnson and husband, Brandon, of New Site; a nephew, Aaron Moore of New Albany; and a daughter, Cheryl Rhianna of Moorpark, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Flora Mae Denson; a sister, Cathy Denson; and a brother, Mike Denson.

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

 

VIRGINIA DENTON

CORINTH - Virginia Lee Rutherford Denton, 86, died March 21 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Denton, in 1999, and her parents, Claude and Laura King Rutherford.

An active member of First Baptist Church of Corinth and the Homemakers Club, she was a graduate of Corinth High School. A bookkeeper for Wilson Drug Co. for 30 years, she later assisted her husband at Refreshments Inc.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McPeters Funeral Home Directors chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith and the Rev. Harold King officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Joyce Denton Wheeler of Corinth; her caregivers, Jerry and Joyce Caldwell; and a host of cousins and friends.

Visitation will be 5-8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 501 Main St., Corinth MS 38834.

 

SONNY DEPOYSTER

Funeral Services For Sonny DePoyster

W.B. "Sonny" DePoyster Jr, 73, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis. He was born July 21, 1927, in Tishomingo to W.B. Depoyster Sr. and Annie Nuel Defoor DePoyster. He was a retired barber and a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Booneville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. His hobbies were buying, selling and trading.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Clyde Hicks and Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Dorothy Mae Harris DePoyster; one daughter, Linda Smith and her husband, Gary, of Booneville; three stepchildren, Martha Williams and her husband, Johnny, of Senatobia, John Haven and his wife, Ruth, of 'Devine, Texas, and Nell Furr of Senatobia; three brothers, Cayce DePoyster and his wife, Reba, of Booneville; Billy DePoyster and his wife, Grace, of Corinth and Bobby DePoyster and his wife, Nelda, of Glen; two sisters, Inez Johnson and Patricia Harvel of Corinth; two grandchildren, Tim Smith and his wife, Tracey, of Sevierville, Tenn., and Natalie Renison and her husband, Anthony, of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren, 14 step grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Hoyle Lambert, Johnny Nichols, James Young, Chester Jackson, Bill Isbell and James Southern.

 

EARNEST WAYNE "LIGHTING" DERRICK

Earnest Wayne "Lighting" Derrick, 44, died Monday, April 23, 2000 at his residence in Walnut, Ms. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Derrick.

Mr. Derrick is survived by his mother, Jewel Derrick (Walnut, Ms); his son Matthew Derrick (Faulkner, Ms); grandmothers, Ruby Burrow and Velma Derrick, all of Walnut, Ms.; 2 brothers Roger Derrick and wife Connie, James Derrick , all of Walnut; 2 sisters, Teresa Crum and husband Scott, Vicky Feazell, all of Walnut, Ms.; 1 niece, 5 nephews, 8 uncles, 4 aunts.

Visitation will be at 2 p.m. until time of service Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 26, 2000. Burial will be in Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Bro. Floyd Lamb and Bro. William Phillips officiating.

Burial will be in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers Cary Crum, Alan Parker, Ricky Pittman, William Childers, Joey Mohundro, Chris Mohundro, Steve Bowen.

 

JAMES B. DEVALL

            CALHOUN CITY ‑ James B. DeVall, 79, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at his home He was born July 31, 1921, in Fulton to the late Flurry N. DeVall and Abbie Lou Sandlin DeVall. He was a retired plant manager for Slate Springs Glove Company, a member of Bruce United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

            Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City with military honors. The Rev David Greer and the Rev. Ron Williams will be officiating.

Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements

            Survivors include his wife, Mae Beth Smith DeVall of Calhoun City; two sons, Dwight DeVall and wife, Katie, of Big Creek, and Ray DeVall and wife, Nona, of Dickson, Texas; four grandchildren, Jamie, Melissa, Chris and Michael DeVall; and a great-grandchild, Tamar DeVall.

 

DAN Z. DEVAUGHN

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Daniel Zachariah "Dan" DeVaughn, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at Baptist Hospital South in Montgomery after a long illness. He was born July 21, 1919, in Mantachie. He graduated from Saltillo High School. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was inducted June 2, 1942, and was honorably discharged on Dec. 1, 1945. He served in New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon. He moved to Montgomery after the war and worked for Colonial Baking Company for 35 years before retiring on July 1, 1981.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Leak-Memory Chapel in Montgomery with the Rev. Carey P. Elam officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Minnie DeVaughn of Montgomery; a son, Daniel W. DeVaughn of Montgomery; two brothers, Carlyn B. DeVaughn of Mantachie and Herman DeVaughn of Saltillo; two nephews, George DeVaughn of Saltillo, and David DeVaughan and wife, Susan, of Corinth; a niece, Frances Sheffield and husband, Joe, of Mantachie; a cousin, Herchel DeVaughn of Florence, Ala.; four great-nephews, Arthur DeVaughn, Randy DeVaughn, Chris Sheffield and Bill Sheffield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George H. and Lala Ann Hodges DeVaughn; two sisters, Jewell Mabry and Tula Frilick; a brother, Paul W. DeVaughn; and a nephew, Royce Wayne DeVaughn.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.

 

JOE DEES

BOONEVILLE - Jeffrey Craig "Joe" Dees, 43, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was an employee of Plumrose in Booneville and a member of the Independent Church of God. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tracy Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Stevens Dees of Booneville; a daughter, Breanna Dees of the home; a son, Bryson Dees of the home; two sisters, Linda Floyd, and Sheila Robinson and her husband, Kevan, all of Booneville; two nephews, Christopher and Kevin Floyd; a niece, Jasmine Robinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Betty Sue Brown Dees.

His cousins will serve as pallbearers. Co-workers at Plumrose will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

 

LEROY DEES

GOLDEN - LeRoy Dees, 53, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at his residence. He had served as a police officer for 11 years in Belmont, Tishomingo and Red Bay, Ala. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tula Mae Dees.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Cloyce Fennell and Bro. Sammy Raper officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Mary Ruth Dees of Golden; two sons, Richard Dees and his wife, Paula, and Jason Dees, all of Red Bay; his father, Talmadge "Sonny" Dees and his stepmother, Pearline Dees, of Red Bay; his sister, Betty Horton and her husband, James, of Red Bay; two stepchildren, Clifton Pounders and Jesica Dees, both of Red Bay; one stepbrother, Nicky Garrison; two grandchildren; and four step grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Larry Morris, Bobby Tate, Clifton Pounders, Rex Patterson, Nicky Garrison and Junior Pounders.

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

 

VERA DEES

            CORINTH ‑ Vera Dees, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Mills Community Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wallace South officiating. Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery.

            Survivors include one daughter and son‑in‑law, Linda and Gary Williams of Corinth; seven sons and daughters‑in‑law, Gilbert and Judy Dees of Chicago, Donald and Frances Dees of Woodstock, Ga., Joe and Mary Anne Does of Lake Station, Ind., Kegs and Betty Sue Dees of Tfton, Ga., Bobby and Mary Jo Dees of Conyers, Ga, Roger and Julie Dees of Rome, Ga., and Jefferson and Kim Dees of Birmingham; three half sisters, Lillian Gilzeen and Geneva Houston, both of Potts Camp, and Ruby Swinford of Medford, Ga., 30 grandchildren; 29 great‑grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar H. Dees; a son, Hillie Ray Dees; a daughter, Cathy Carlton; and three grandchildren, Scott, Jimmy and Hunter Dees.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

ADRON DENSON

            MOOREVILLE ‑ Adron Denson, 78, died Tuesday. April 18, 2000, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness He was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Prentiss County to James Claborn Denson and Sadie M. Chambers Denson. He farmed in Prentiss County until 1961. He worked at Ingalls Shipyard for a brief time and tired from Rockwell International. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines. He enjoyed playing the guitar, dancing, fishing and hunting.

            Services will be or 11 a.m. Friday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegus with the Rev. Danny Rushing officiating, burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery at New Site.       Survivors include four daughters, Betty A. Jones  and her husband Roy W. Gann of Baldwyn, Sandra Dale Hood and her husband, Horace Hood, of Peppertown, and Adrian Lynn Johnson of Gulfport; two sons, James D. Denson and his wife, Barbara A. Denson, of Mantachie, and Phillip M. Denson of Biloxi, their mother, Annie B. Uchello of Biloxi; two sisters, Remel Spencer of Booneville, and Wyona Senter and her husband, Stanley, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; one brother, Marion Denson of Booneville; 14 grandchildren: 17 great‑grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Rickey Martin, Gary Martin, David Denson, Larry Green, Ron Denson and Clay Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Tracey Chism, Justin Aldridge and James Farquar. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

 

DELIA DENSON

A Tribute

"One precious to our home has gone, The voice we loved is stilled ; A place made vacant in our home can never more be filled."

"Our Father in His wisdom Called The boon His love had given; And tho on earth the body lies, The soul is safe in Heaven."

The death angel has again visited the home of Mrs. Denson and taken away Miss Delia, age 27 years. She was confined to her bed quite awhile before the great death reaper releaved

her of her sufferings, yet she bore them with Christian patience and wove the golden threads of her own pure nature into the heart of others, as she met them, and filled their souls with a vision of the better land.

As a daughter she was all that the name implied; devoted to her mother and father - ever cheering them in her sweet and quiet way. Always speaking in a gentle voice which carried with it the loving assurance that the soul was ever aflame with Jesus' love. As a sister she was always kind and affectionate and as a friend none knew her but to love her. She was too pure to remain here on earth, so our Father saw best to take her to Himself.

Her last words were indeed comforting ones: "Mother do not grieve for me for I am going to rest." Thank God! for such words from a dying daughter.

She is missed so much in the home, but while we miss her we know where to find her; our loss is her gain. May the Lord comfort the bereaved, and may we all meet her in Heaven where parting will be no more.

A Girl Friend

Source: Prentiss Plaindealer May 28, 1906

 

Personal note - This is Delia Denson born Feb 19, 1881 died April 14, 1908

She was the daughter of James A. and Julia (Virden) Denson.

Submitted by Ruby Rorie

 

MRS. DENSON

BELMONT - Ethel M. Denson, 78, died Sunday, July 29, 1986, at the Red Bay, Ala., Hospital. She was a member of the Golden Central Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today `at the Deaton Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ralph Culpry officiating. Burial will be in the East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Hillyer Denson of Belmont; two sons, Ray Denson of Dennis and - John Denson of Belmont; a sister, Mrs. Lena Oswalt of Belmont; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

FELIX W. (WOODLE) DENSON

Felix W. (Woodle) Denson, 72, of Haines City, Fla., died Tuesday, July 16, 1991, at James A. Haley V.A. Hospital in Tampa. Fla.

Services were Friday, July 19, at Lane-Holt Funeral Home in Haines City. The body was cremated. Denson was a custodian at Disneyworld in Orlando, Fla., and a Protestant. He was a native of Booneville who moved to Halnes City from St. Louis, Mo., in 1971. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, having served in both the Army and the Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Willie B. Denson of Haines City: three daughters, Jeanle Wright and Dorothy LaBorde, both of Cedar Hill, Mo., and Angle Shults of Polk City, Fla.; three sons, William (Bill) Denson of Wright City, Mo., Ronnie Denson of Ft. Hood. Texas, and Jimmy Denson of Haines City: a sister, Nadine Henson of Lake City, Fla., a half-brother, Ernest Vandiver of Haines City; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

FLORA MAE DENSON

NEW SITE - Flora Mae Denson, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church.

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

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Bro. Richard Denson; a daughter, Lori Moore and her husband, Scotty, of New Site; a son, Tim Denson of New Site; three sisters, Jewel Edmondson of Iuka, Ruth Dawson of Tishomingo and Ann Wilson of Olive Branch; three grandchildren, Kindra and Aaron Moore, and Cheryl Denson; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Maybelle Page; a daughter, Cathy Denson; a son, Mike Denson; two sisters, Hilda Holman and Nancy Riggs; and a brother, George Robert Page.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Edmondson, Kim Dawson, Tracy Holman, Randy Denson, Tony Riggs, Jeff Riggs, Jimmie Page, Russell Page and Neil Edmondson.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

F. R. DENSON

HOUSTON - Frederick Raymond "Pete" Denson, 61, died Monday afternoon at the University Hospital in Jackson. He was retired from the U. S. Marine Corps and a member of North Jackson Street Church of Christ.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Houston Funeral Home chapel with Bob Stantz officiating. Burial will be in the Houston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jean Thomas Denson of Houston; two daughters, Kathleen Denson and Carol Denson; a son, David Denson, all of San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Lau of Jackson and Mrs. Louise Lobermann of Rio Rancho, N. M.

 

MRS. GEORGE DENSON

A woman beloved by family and friends passed to her re ward this week when Mrs. George Denson, 61, died following a decline of the past year and half. Two weeks before her death her heart involvement be came serious and grew progressively worse. Mrs. Denson was a woman of great kindliness, patience and fortitude. She met the adversities of life with calmness and faith, and endured ill

ness with the strength of a true Christian. She was a member of the Baptist faith. Born in Prentiss County, she was the daughter of Bud Kitty, and Nareissa Stacks Kitty. She was married three times, the first time to Park Lawson and they made their home in Union County, the second time to William Lambert and they lived in Tuscumbia community, and two years ago she became the wife of former Representative George M. Denson who served four years in the Mississippi legislature.

Surviving are three sons, Vance Lawson of Booneville, Route 6, Cedolis Lambert. also on Route 6, and Billy Lambert of Camp Gordon, Fla.; and five daughters, Mrs. Quindle Pierce of New Site, Mrs. J. A. Lawrence of Route 3, Mrs. B. S. Lambert, and Mrs. Dob Lambert of Route 6, and Mrs. Nell Kelton of Thrasher. One sister, Mrs. Lizzie Churchill of Potts Camp; and six brother, J. M. Kitty of Dallas, Texas, C. D. Kitty of Myrtle, J. I. Kitty of Route 3, Hubert, Ocie and Mack Kitty, all of Hickory Flat, also survive.

The Rev. G. P. Mayo will con duct the services at Liberty, pending the arrival of Pvt. Billy Lambert from Florida.

McMillan and Son had charge of funeral arrangements.

 

GEORGE BRYAN DENSON

NEW SITE - George Bryan "Tater" Denson, 84, died Wednesday at his residence. He was a retired farmer and a Mason.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Little Brown Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Luther Gibson, the Rev. Gene Gilbert and the Rev. Hollis Southerland officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in a charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lona Denson of New Site; five daughters, Mrs. Jane Moore of New Site, Mrs. Gloria Mae Wiggington of Booneville, Mrs. Virginia Jones of Tishomingo, Mrs. Rene Clark of Gulfport, and Mrs. Grace Johnson of Baldwyn; two sons, Thomas E. Denson of Booneville and Prince Edward Denson of Gulfport; two half-sisters, Mrs. Merthice Mayo of New Site and Mrs. Effie Green of Tishomingo; 19 grandchildren children and nine great-grandchildren.

 

 

HERBERT ARMO DENSON

CLINTON - Herbert Armo Denson, 75, a retired manager from Life and Casualty Insurance, died of heart failure Wednesday at his home.

Services are 11 a.m. today at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson with burial at 3 p.m. in Odd Fellow Cemetery in Greenwood.

Survivors include: wife, Louise; daughter, Terri Sills of .Jackson; son, Herbert Allan Denson of San Antonio; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

 

HERSHEL WINFIELD DENSON

Hershel Winfield Denson, 68, of New Site, died Sunday morning, April 19, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, April 20, at 2 p.m. at Salts Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Wells officiating. Burial was in Alien Line Cemetery. Mr. Denson was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irene Denson; one son, David Denson of Booneville; two sisters, Mrs. Remell Spencer of Booneville and Mrs. Winona Senter of Winfred Harbor, Ill.; two brothers, Marion Denson of Booneville and Adrian Denson of Mooreville; his mother, Mrs. Sadie Denson; and two grandchildren.

 

 

LONA HUGGINS DENSON

Lona Huggins Denson, 82, of New Site, died Sunday, July 10, 1988, at the Baldwyn unit of the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness.

Services were Tuesday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at Little Brown Baptist Church with Luther Gibson and Russell Clouse officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Denson was the widow of George B. Denson. She was a housewife and a member of Little Brown Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas E. Denson of Booneville and Prince Edward Denson of Gulfport; five daughters, Grace Johnson of Baldwyn, Jane Moore of New Site, Gloria Mae Wigginton of Booneville, Virginia Jones of Tishomingo and Rowena Clark of Gulfport; one brother, Looney Huggins of Tuscumbia, Ala.; two sisters, Gladys Johnson of Haleyville, Ala., and Addle Taylor of Decatur, Ala.; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

OTTIS DENSON

MARIETTA ‑ Ottis Harold Denson, 81, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at his home after a sudden illness. He was a member of East Marietta Baptist Church and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gar­dening.

Services will beat 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Dewayne Morgan officiating and Bro. Jeff Hughes assisting. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Reath Moore Denson of Marietta; a daughter, Sonja Maria Denson of Nashville; two sons, Harold Wayne Denson and wife, Linda, of Memphis, and Jerry Denson and wife, Amy, of Asheville, N. C., Me sisters, Syria Lee of Memphis and Maxine Bradick of Olive Branch; two broth­ers, Arlis Denson and Nolan Denson, both of Mariana, three grandchildren, Dee Jacobson, Trent Denson and Ashley Chaffin; two great‑grandchildren, Sara Jordan Jacobson and Jake Jacobson.

Visitation will continue until serv­ice time today.

 

SADIE C. DENSON

BOONEVILLE Sadie C. Denson, 96, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1995, at Longwood Manor Nursing Home in Booneville after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Booneville Church of God.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alien Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Remell Spencer of Booneville and Wyona Senter of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; two sons, James A. Denson of Mooreville and Marion M. Denson of Booneville; one brother, Tommy Chambers of Marietta; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Denson; a daughter, Ravanell Green; and a son, Hershel W. Denson.

 

MRS. W. J. DENSON

The hand of death fell heavily last Friday when Mrs. W. J. Denson passed away at the hospital following a stormy illness of several days. She had fought as bravely to regain her health as she had faced life, with fortitude, patience submission and divine will.

Mrs. Denson was Josie Shockley before her marriage to Buster Miller, who died several years ago. She later married, less than 12 years Mr. Denson. Her home-life came first with her, but neighbors found her a gentle, helpful spirit, anxious to share comfort, encouragement. She loved flowers and grew some of the most beautiful seen in her community. She was a devoted Christian and a loyal member of the Corinth Christian Church.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 at Pisgah with Bro. J. D. Thompson conducting.

Only one son survives, Cpl. James Miller, somewhere in the South Pacific in Service and her husband W. J. Denson

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 6 April 1944

 

WILLIAM DENSON

LAWRENCE, N. Y. – William D. Denson, who was chief prosecutor for the United States in Nazi war crimes trials in Dachau, Germany, died Sunday. He was 85.

Denson was chief prosecutor for  4 atrocities committed in four concentration camps Dachau, Mauthausen, Flossenberg and Buchenwald. Ninety-seven of the 177 people tried under his counsel were sentenced to be hanged and the rest were sent to prison, many for life.

Among those he prosecuted were Use Koch, known as the "Beast of Buchenwald," who was married to the commandant of Buchenwald, and August Eigruber, a ruthless high-ranking Nazi official who governed Upper Austria.

The trials were held from 1945 to 1947.

Born in Birmingham, Ala., Denson graduated from the U. S. Military Academy of West Point and • Harvard Law School. In 1945, he joined Gen. George Patton's headquarters in Europe.

 

 

WILLIE JORDAN DENSON

MADISON, Ala. Willie Jordan Denson, 90, a retired teacher, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday at Valley View Nursing Home.

Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Wilcox Funeral Home in Carthage, Miss., with burial in Jordan Cemetery. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was a Leake County, Miss., native.

Survivors include: husband, Hunter; sons, Hunter Edward Denson Jr. of Decatur, Ala., and James Jordan Denson of Huntsville, Ala.; daughter, Betty Jo Bryant of Woodville, Miss.; brother, Wilbur Jordan of Clinton, Miss.; sisters, Nelda Jordan and Fay Jordan, both of Carthage, Miss,; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren

 

 

ZETTA DENSON

Zetta Sanders Denson, 86, of Starkville, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at Oktibbeha Co. Hospital.

Services and burial were held Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park with Rev. Blaine Allen officiating.

Welch Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Denson was born in Booneville. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Homer Denson of Starkville; one daughter, Sarah Denson Griffin of Starkville; two grandsons, Mark Denson Griffin of Starkville and Scott Tracy Griffin of Santa Monica; one granddaughter, Sarah Katharine Griffin VanBeber of Mobile, Ala.; one great-grandchild, Kathleen VanBeber of Mobile; and one sister, Zennie Sanders Mayo of Starkville.

 

 

DR. BOBBY R. DEPOYSTER

Dr. Bobby R. DePoyster, 64, of Glen, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17. Burial was in Indian Springs Cemetery.

Local survivors include a sister-in-law, Dorothy DePoyster of Booneville.

 

 

MS. NANCY DEPOYSTER

Funeral Services For Ms. Nancy DePoyster

Nancy Ann DePoyster, 84, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at the Hardin County General Hospital in Savannah, Tenn.

Services were at 11 a.m. Friday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Glen. Shackelford Funeral Home of Selmer, Tenn., was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Moore of Michie, Tenn., and Lessie Newcomb of Iuka.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vida Brauadway DePoyster; her father, Lee DePoyster; and a sister, Peggy Gregory.

Pallbearers were Billy Moore, David Moore, Tommy Moore, Robert Lee Long, Eddie Ray Marsh and Guy Richard Marsh.

 

SONNY DEPOYSTER

BOONEVILLE ‑ W .S. "Sonny" DePoyster Jr., 73, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000. at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis. He was born July 21, 1927, to Tishomingo to W. B. DePoyster Sr. and Annie Nuel Defoor Denali He was a retired barber and a member of First Unit­ed Pentecostal Church of Booneville. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. His hobbles were buying, selling and trading.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Horne Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Clyde Hicks and Bro, Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Dorothy Mae Harris DePoys­ter; one daughter, Linda Smith and her husband, Gary, of Booneville; three stepchildren, Martha Williams and her husband, Johnny, of Senatobia, John Haven and his wife, Ruth, of Devine, Texas, and Nell Furr of Senatobia, three brothers. Cayce DePoyster and his wife, Reba, of Booneville, Billy DePoyster and his wife, Grace, of Corinth and Bobby DePoyster and his wife, Nelda, of Glen: two sisters, Inez John­son and Patricia Harvel of Corinth; two grandchildren, Tim Smith and his wife, Tracey: of Sevierville, Tenn., and Natalie Renison and her husband, Anthony, of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; four great‑grandchildren, 14 step grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Hoyle Lam­bert, Johnny Nichols, James Young, Chester Jackson, Bill Isbell and James Southern.

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

 

EARNEST WAYNE "LIGHTING" DERRICK

            Earnest Wayne "Lighting" Derrick, 44, died Monday, April 23, 2000 at his residence in Walnut, MS.  He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Derrick.

            Mr. Derrick is survived by his mother, Jewel Derrick of Walnut, MS; his son Matthew Derrick of Faulkner, MS; grandmothers, Ruby Burrow and Velma Derrick, all of Walnut, MS.; 2 brothers Roger Derrick and wife Connie, James Derrick, all of Walnut; 2 sisters, Teresa Crum and husband Scott, Vicky Feazell, all of Walnut, MS.; 1 niece, 5 nephews, 8 uncles, 4 aunts.

 

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 26, 2000 at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Ministers Bro. Floyd Lamb, Bro. William Phillips

Interment Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery

            Pallbearers Cary Crum, Alan Parker, Ricky Pittman, William Childers, Joey Mohundro, Chris Mohundro, Steve Bowen.

 

EARNELL DEVAUGHN

MEMPHIS - Earnell DeVaughn, 76, formerly of Baldwyn, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Allenbrook Nursing Home. She was a member of Peabody Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Forest Hill South Chapel in Memphis. Burial will be in Forest Hill South Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Miles L. DeVaughn; a daughter, Judy McLarty of Memphis; three sons, Jimmy DeVaughn of Olive Branch, and Danny DeVaughn and Dennis DeVaughn of Memphis; two sisters, Letha Dixon of Olive Branch and Marine Ryan of Baldwyn; two brothers, Raymond Hill and Herlon Hill of Baldwyn; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

 

FLOY MAE DEXTER

IUKA - Floy Mae Dexter, 78, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Rocky Springs United Methodist Church. She was formerly employed as a cashier at several local grocery stores and enjoyed traveling.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Ray Daniel and the Rev. Tommy Jennings officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Cecil Terry Dexter of Athens, Ala.; and one aunt, Ella Dubois of Tishomingo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Dexter; and her parents, Everett and Delma Dubois.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Dexter, Matt Dexter, Reid Hodge, William Crossett, Billy Ginn, Randell Jourdan and Larry Simmons. Honorary pallbearer will be Billy Dean.

Memorials may be made to Rocky Springs United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association

 

LOLA BELLE DEVAUGHN

MANTACHIE ‑ Lola Belle DeVaughn, 87, died Sunday. Feb. 7, 1999, at the Courtyards Nursing Home after a long illness. She was a Molding resident of Itawamba County and the daughter of the late Mesa and Clara Long of the Centerville community. She received her B.S. degree in education from Mississippi Stale University and a master's degree in special education from Union University in Jackson, Tenn. She was a retired school teacher with more than 42 years of service to edu­cation. She taught at Mantachie, the Houston community, Shannon and the Tupelo Public School System. She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association After retiring she continued substitute leaching and writing short stories, which were published nationally. She was a member of the Mantachie Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and an active member of the UMW.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McNeece‑Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bra. Ronnie Goodwin, Pro Castor Buse and Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, George DeVaughn Sr., and his wife, Ginger, of Saltillo; three grandchildren. George DeVaughn Jr. and his wife. Denise, Geoffrey DeVaughn and his wife, Angie, and Scott DeVaughn and his wife. Amy, all of Mantachie, four great‑grandchildren, Caleb DeVaughn, Alli DeVaughn, Brent DeVaughn and Seth DeVaughn, all of Mantachie

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Raudon DeVaughn; her parents; two brothers, Charles Long and Eugene Long; and a sister, Games, Boren.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Luther. John Marvin Pearce, Jerry Wilburn, Tilden Gun, Loyce McMillen, pickle McMillen, Donnie Turner and Kirby Turner

Visitation will be from 7 a m. 1o ser­vice time today at the funeral home

 

MILDRED DEVAUGHN

Mildred Inez DeVaughn, 70, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Prentiss County to Howard Hubert and Thelma Hatfield. She had lived in Lee County for 25 years. She was employed for more than 25 years with Marietta Manufacturing Co., where she was an inspector. She was a member of Parkers Chapel Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with Bro. Steve Drury, Bro. William Dillon and Bro. Jim Staffee officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include seven children, Sammy DeVaughn, Alana DeVaughn, William Harvey DeVaughn and Ricky DeVaughn, all of Tupelo, and Linda Kidd, Patsy McCaine and Rodney DeVaughn, all of Shannon; one sister, Mary Holland of Little Rock, Ark.; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Larry McCaine, Lou McCaine, Jody Lynn Kidd, Tommy J. Long, Billy Rex Kidd, Junior McCaine and Chris Holloway.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 2114 Daugherty, Tupelo, Miss. 38801.

 

MORRIS DEVAUGHN

MANTACHIE ‑ Leonard Morris DeVaughn, 86, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was the son of the late William T and Lorena Morris DeVaughn. He had been a member of Tombigbee Baptist Church since 1930, where he served as church treasurer and church clerk. He was a retired farmer and former employee of Cook‑Coggin Engineers. He was a veteran of World War II.

Services will be al 2 p.m. today at Tombigbee Baptist Church with Bro. Roger Akers, Bro. Grover Laird and Bro. Royce Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in the Stephens Cemetery. McNeece‑Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lera Mae Houston DeVaughn, two daughters, Joanne Kirksey and Nancy Carpenter of Mantachie; one brother, Hershel DeVaughn of Flo­rence, Ala.; four grandchildren, Sid Kirksey, Ginger Nanney, Grant Kirk­sey and Dru Carpenter; six great-grandchildren, Katlyn Carpenter, Jesse Nanney, John Nanney, Sam Kirksey, Ben Kirksey and Hannah Grace Kirksey.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence DeVaughn, Horace Glen DeVaughn, Foster DeVaughn and Milburn DeVaughn.

Pallbearers will be Sid Kirksey, Grant Kirksey, Dru Carpenter, Wade Nanney, Jeff Allen and Dr. Bob Kirksey.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tombigbee Baptist Church.

 

SAMMY DEVAUGHN

Sammy Devaughn, 54, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at his home. He was born July 21, 1947, in Baldwyn. He was a retired truck driver and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Stafiej officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his father, Lelon Devaughn of Tupelo; three brothers, Rodney Devaughn and his wife, Kathy, of Pontotoc, Rickey Devaughn and his wife, Denise, of Tupelo, and Harvey Devaughn and his wife, Cindy, of Nettleton; three sisters, Linda Kidd and her husband, Billy, of Shannon, Patsy Williams and her husband, Homer, of Tupelo, and Alana Murrell and her husband, Robert, of Tupelo; six nieces; seven nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Devaughn; two sisters, Jackie Nickoles and Rita Ridgeway.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Parchman, Gary Wheat, Anthony Wheat, Eddie Hughes, Jody Kidd and Lou McCaine.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Murrell, Billy Rex Kidd, Chris Hogue and Chris Bailey.

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

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Tupelo, 600 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38804.

 

 

VIRGINIA DEVAUGHN

            MARIETTA ‑ Virginia Jones DeVaughn, 67, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at her residence after an extended illness. She was a member of the East Marietta Baptist Church, a retired seam­stress and a self‑employed wood product manufacturer.

            Services will be at 11 a m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Dewayne Morgan and Bro. Ethan Ray Bennett officiating Burial will be in the East Marietta (Sumners Chapel) Cemetery.

            Survivors include her husband of 48 years. Horace DeVaughn of Marietta; two daughters, Debbie Flurry and her husband, Eddie, of Booneville, and Marla Clark and her husband, Anthony, of Germantown, Tenn. ; three sons, Benny DeVaughn and his wife, Lana, and Teddy DeVaughn and his wife, Sherry, ell of Booneville, and Sam DeVaughn and his wife, Robin, of Marietta; two sisters, Nell Pharr and her husband, Jimmy, and Frances Hodges and her husband, Bill, all of Marietta; four brothers, Clyde Jones and his wife, Helen, Raymond Jones and his wife, Bobbie, Danny Jones and his wife, Betty, all of Booneville, and Larry Jones and his wife, Kay, of Marietta; her mother‑in‑law, Ruby DeVaughn of Baldwyn, her grandchildren, Jason, Kevin and Suzanne Flurry, Derek DeVaughn, Drew DeVaughn, Annie Kathryn, Kyle and Laken Clark, Zack and Darby DeVaughn.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Hilton and Anna Lee Jones; a granddaughter, Holly DeVaughn; and a sister, Martha Sue Jones.

            Pallbearers will be Jason Flurry, Kevin Flurry, Derek DeVaughn, Steve Jones, Mike Jones, Ronnie Ward, Craig Pharr and Josh Jones.

 

CECIL E. DEXTER

IUKA - Cecil E. Dexter, 77, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a butcher at local grocery stores, a meat inspector for the state and a sales representative for Wilson Meat Sales. A former Boy Scout leader, he enjoyed fishing, golf and baseball.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Tommy Jennings and the Rev. Ray Daniel officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Floy Mae Dexter of Iuka; a son, Cecil Terry Dexter and wife, Jackie, of Athens, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy E. and Lucy Dexter; two sisters, Olene Dexter Grisham and Elsie Dexter Yarber; and two brothers, Roy E. Dexter Jr. and the Rev. W.T. Dexter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta GA 30368-2454; or the American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231.

 

JACQUELYN LEE DEXTER

Jacquelyn Lee Dexter, 51, of Athens, AL, died March 29, 2004 at Baptist Desoto in Southaven, MS.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004 at Limestone Chapel with Rev. Ray Daniel officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Dexter of Athens; a

sister, Teresa S. Westbrook of Jackson, MS; a brother, Edward Arthur Sides of Tupelo, MS; two nieces, Meghan Sides and Jade Sides; a nephew, Tripp Streety.

Make memorials to the Salvation Army and Athens Humane Society. She celebrated her life by being an organ donor.

 

REV. W. T. DEXTER

IUKA ‑The Rev. WT. Dexter, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at the Iuka Hospital after a sudden illness. He was a United Methodist minister. He served the Algoma Charge in Pontotoc, the Smithville Charge the West Point Christ United Methodist Church and the Baldwyn First United Methodist Church. Before entering the ministry, he held public office in Tishomingo County, serving as tax assessor, sheriff and tax collector He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was wounded Twice, receiving two Purple Hearts, but never left the front lines.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Call Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James R Curtis, the Rev. Steve Lampkin and the Rev. Bob Rambo officiating Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery

Survivors include his wife, Betty Dexter of Iuka; one son, Stanley Dexter, and his wife, Patricia, of Inks; one brother, Cecil Dexter of like, two grandchildren, Matt Dexter of Iuka, and Dawn Smith and her husband, Buzz, of Red Bay, Ala., two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Taylor Smith.

Pallbearers will be Charles Bonds, Billy Dean, Gary Bullard, Hilton Moore, Billy Newcomb, David Cooper, Butch Daughterty and Luther Bonds.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Thorne, Ted Castleberry and Dr. Al Flannery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 am, today at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

HELEN CLARK DICK

RIENZI - Helen Clark Dick, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women. She taught home economics at East Tupelo High School and Kossuth High School, later teaching at Biggersville High School. She was a lifelong member of the Rienzi United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tony Pounders and Jerry Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi City Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Louann Thompson and her husband, Jimmy, of Rienzi; four grandsons, Blake Thompson and his wife, Jana, of Alexandria, Va., Alan Thompson and his wife, Lacy, and their daughter, Janet Caroline, of Tupelo, Scott Thompson of Tampa, Fla., and John Tyler Thompson of Rienzi; a niece, Kathryn Kay and her mother, Annie Dick; several cousins; and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Dick; and one son, Billy Dick.

Pallbearers will be Todd Cox, Doug Johnson, Vern Crowe, Robi Suitor, Terry Payne, Jim Orr, Stan Horton and John Engstrom.

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

Memorials may be made to Rienzi United Methodist Church, 76 Main Street, Rienzi, MS 38865 or to Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church, 1803 Highway 72 West, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

ROSCOE DICK

Roscoe Dick, 83, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member of South Crossroads Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from the Mississippi State Highway Department. He was a loving father and grandfather.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at South Crossroads Baptist Church with Bro. G.D. Jones and Bro. Jesse Masey officiating. Burial was in South Crossroads Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Bell Dick of Tishomingo; two sons, Barney hick and his wife, Shirley, of Tishomingo and Mark Dick and his wife, Reba, of Tuscumbia, Ala.; four daughters, Caffie Enlow and her husband, Bobby, and Connie Clark and her husband, Don, all of Iuka, Shirley Harrison and her husband, William Travis, of Counce, Tenn., and Shelia Underwood and her husband, Phillip, of Red Bay; three sisters, Mary Wesley and Roxie Edens of Science Hill, Ky., and Dorothy Baugh of Cincinnati; his mother-in-law, Dora Turner; 13 grandchildren, . Michael Denson, Brad Enlow, Kevin Dick, Darrell Underwood, Carla King, Cliff Enlow, Jennifer Lane, Keri Dick, Patrick Enlow, Brandon Dick, Dustin Dick, Deron Clark and Calee Clark; seven great-grandchildren and two-step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Alice Dick; his parents, Thomas Newton Dick and Isabelle Haste Dick; two brothers, Luther Dick and Hersel Dick; and three sisters, Artie Dick, Louanna Hall and Martha Wesley.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.

 

GRETA DICKERSON

CORINTH - Greta Ann Dickerson, 64, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Corinth with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Box Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Don Dickerson of Corinth; a son, Todd Dickerson of Charlotte, N. C.; two daughters, Dr. Ginger Dickerson of Charlotte, N. C., and Amy Dickerson Taylor and husband, William, of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Gary Lassiter of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Becky Burkhalter; two brothers-in-law, Michael Dickerson and wife, Susan, and Lyle Dickerson and wife, Jane; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bynum and Eva Lassiter; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Milton and Lois Dickerson.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: National Lupus Foundation of America, P. O. Box 631047, Baltimore MD 21263-1047.

 

J. C. (JAKE) DICKERSON

Funeral Services for J. C. (Jake) Dickerson

J. C. (Jake) Dickerson, 76, died November 20, 1997 in Cape Coral, Florida. His body was cremated. He was a native of Tishomingo County, MS. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lubby and Lois Dickerson. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Lum and Alma Tennyson.

He is survived by his wife Josie (Jo) Patterson Dickerson of Cape Coral, Fl.; one son, Kenneth Dickerson of Paducah, Ky.; one daughter, Kathy Cameron of Cape Coral, Fl.; a brother, Tulon Dickerson of Sebastrain, Fla.; three aunts, Mrs. Ishmel Joes of Muscle Shoals, AL; Mrs. Quay Hunt of Sheffield, AL and Mrs. Cleo Page of Iuka, MS and a number of cousins. A private family memorial was held Saturday, December 6, 1997 at Forked Oak Cemetery.

 

HUGH DICKERSON

BOONEVILLE - Hugh Dickerson, 75, died Wednesday at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was the retired owner of Dickerson Furniture Store in Booneville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville, where he was a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. He was a veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 1 l a.m. Friday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife. Eunice Carter Dickerson of Booneville; two daughters, Joyce Crook of Atlanta and Janet Johnston of Birmingham; one son, Marshall Dickerson of Booneville, two sisters, Lillye Duncan and Jennie Mae Dickerson; one brother, Asa G. Dickerson, all of Ripley; four grandchildren.

 

PAUL BID" DICKSON

Services for Paul Edsel "Bid" Dickerson were Monday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Bro. Johnny Richardson, Bro Elmo Wilson. Bro. Jackie Richardson and Bro. Earl Mitchell officiating,

Dickerson, 75, died Dec. 14, 2002, at his home after a sudden illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Lee County and lived in Mooreville most of his life. He was a retired employee of the Tupelo Water and Light Department with 27 years of service. He was a corporal in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Northeast Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, of' 54 years, Earline Smith Dickerson of Mooreville: a daughter, Reba Dale Patterson and her husband, George, of Mooreville; a son, Gary Paul Dickerson and his wife, Diane, of Mooreville; three sisters, Nudean Gregory, and Faye Curbow and her husband. Tyson, all of Auburn, and Frances Lloyd and her husband, Art, of Eggville. two brothers, Clint Dickerson of Saltillo and Joe Dickerson and his wife, Pat, of Park Ridge, Ill.; five grandchildren, Greg Dickerson of Missouri, and Carmen Dickerson, Lee Fowler, Heath Fowler and Emily Patterson, all of Mooreville: two great-grandchildren, Shelby Miller and Bailey Dickerson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Arthur and Edith Davis Dickerson; a son, Daniel Greg Dickerson: and four brothers, Vernon, Odell, Arlin and Melvin Dickerson.

His nephews served as active and honorary pallbearers.

Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Tupelo chapter of the American Heart Fund-Tupelo chapter.

 

SARAH DICKERSON

NEW ALBANY ‑ Sarah Ernes9ne Carter Dickerson, 69, died Monday. June 11, 2001, at her home m New Albany. She was born Aug. 22, 1931, in Pontotoc County to the late Marvin and Croy Jones Carter. She was a member of the New Albany Church of Christ and a retired employee of South Central Bell.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Burkhart officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park

Survivors include her husband, Dewain Dickerson of Now Albany; two daughters, Cindy Ashmore of New Albany and Leda Cox of Pontotoc: four grandchildren

Memorial donations may be made to: North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice, 600 Nl Main St.. Tupelo MS 38804.

 

TERESA DICKERSON

CORINTH - Teresa Ann Null Dickerson, 39, died Friday, April 22, 2005, in Miami, Fla. She was a member of Mission of Hope Church. She enjoyed crafts and collecting angels.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. James Voyles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Christopher Michael Dickerson of Corinth; a daughter, Misty Lane Dickerson of Corinth; a brother, Earnest Wayne Null and wife, Sandie, of Corinth; the father of her children, Randy Lane Dickerson; her stepmother, Sible Null; a special niece, Cheyene Null; a special nephew, Andrew Null; a special great-niece, Kimberly McCullough; a special aunt, Dovie Keen of Walnut.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Clara Hicks Null; her grandparents, Onnie and Lorena Null, and Emmanuel and Vera Hicks; and a stepbrother, Travis Ford.

Pallbearers will be Ray Null, Randy Johnson, Shane Matheny, Jason Hicks, Jonathan Galbreathe and Tim Wooley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rita Guitice, Kathy Hicks, Amy Wooley, Lisa Null, Candy Briggs and Missy Baswell.

Visitation will continue at the church.

 

VERA DICKERSON

Vera Dickerson, 92, died at her home in of Iuka, Ms on Tuesday, June 5, 2001. She was a member of the Iuka Church of Christ and was a retired cafeteria employee of Hardin County School.

She is preceded in death by, her husband, Wade Dickerson.

Survivors include, 2 sons, John Dickerson, of Iuka, Ms, O'Neal Dickerson, of Memphis Tn., 2 daughters, Virginia Whitehurst, of Iuka, Ms, Jo An Dickerson, Nashville Tn., a sister

Velma Pendley, Counce Tn., 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren.

Cutshall Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday June 6 at Cutshall Funeral Home Funeral

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday June 7, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel

Ministers, Malcolm George and Lance Foster will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery

Pallbearers are Stanley Whitehurst, Sidney Whitehurst, Sidney Whitehurst, Jr., Jake Whitehurst, Coy Daily and Dr. Jim Perkins.

 

ESTELLE DIGBY

Estelle Chestine Senter Digby, 89, of Columbus passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

Services for Mrs. Digby will be at 11 a.m. today at East Fulton Baptist Church in Fulton with Bro. Grover Laird and Bro. Dewitt Bain officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens in Fulton.

A lifelong resident of Fulton, Mrs. Digby was born May 12, 1915, in Itawamba County to the late Thomas J. and Janie Senter. She had lived in Columbus for the past 15 years. She married Dexter A. Digby on Dec. 22, 1935, and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Digby was an avid gardener and cook. She possessed a very kind and loving spirit, and always gave freely of herself and others.

She leaves to cherish her memories a daughter, Barbara Chism and husband, Gary, of Columbus; grandsons, Christopher Chism and wife, Ashley, of Columbus and Ashley Chism of Jackson; a great-grandson, Cade Ashton Chism of Columbus; special nieces, Renee Ewing and husband, Tim, of New Albany and Amy Ferguson and husband, Walter, of Mandeville, La.; brothers, Elmo Senter and wife, Barbara, of Fulton, and Nevil Long of Charlotte, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Oleta Senter, Ruvene Senter and Opal Digby, all of Fulton, and Joyce Senter of Peppertown.

Pallbearers will be Billy Todd, Tim Ewing, Walter Ferguson, Mackey Thornton, Larry Digby and Scottie Senter.

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away." Rev. 21:4.

 

LILLIAN DILDY

CORINTH - Lillian Gladys Dildy, 89, died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a retired factory employee and a member of the North Corinth Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Wages and the Rev. Karl Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Kenny Dildy and wife, Margarette, of Corinth; one sister, Pearl Ledbetter of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Michael Dildy, Kimberly Maddox, Sara Wells and Ben Wells. two great-grandchildren, Tanner Trimm and Callie Laine Burns.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Birt and Nettie Dildy; four brothers, R.F. Dildy, Herman Hildy, Bruce Dildy and Alvis Dildy; three sisters, Allene Lindsey, Gartie Dildy and Immer Austin.

 

ARTHUR DILL

IUKA - Arthur Dill, 83, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a retired self-employed sawmiller. He enjoyed fishing and was a former boy's baseball coach.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Shane Evetts and Bro. Gerald Grisham officiating. Burial will be in the Hubbard Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Gladys Dill of Iuka; three sons, R.L. and Sue Dill, Lynn and Bonnie Dill and Ricky and Donna Dill, all of Iuka; one brother, Nathan Dill of Olive Branch; one sisters, Lula Hall of Blue Mountain; four grandchildren, Randy Dill, Alisha Whitaker, Melanie Tapp and Shandy Dill, all of Iuka; five great-grandchildren, Leigh Anne Dill, Laurie Dill, Bryson Dill, Tanner Whitaker and Brady Whitaker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bailey and Magie Dill; and by one daughter, Margaret Dill.

Pallbearers will include Harold Cole, Danny Hudson, Dale Curtis, Shandy Dill, Heath Whitaker and Jon Tapp.

Honorary pallbearers will include Tommy Browder, Charles Cummings and Randy Dill.

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

Memorials may be made tot he Tishomingo Manor Resident Christmas Fund, 230 Kaki Street, Iuka, MS 38852.

 

LOIS J. DILL

MANTACHIE - Lois J. Dill, 72, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1933, in Itawamba County to the late John O. and Alberta Pettigo Johnson. She worked for Reed Manufacturing in Tupelo for several years and played in the company's basketball league. She then worked at the North Mississippi Medical Center until becoming disabled in 1989. She was a Baptist and a member of the Eastern Star. An avid flower gardener, she enjoyed working crossword puzzles and watching the Atlanta Braves.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Pam Gusmus and husband, Willie, of Guntown, and Ramona Pettigo and husband, Mitchell, of Baldwyn; a daughter-in-law, Jodi Dill of Saltillo; eight grandchildren, Will Gusmus, Jacob Gusmus, Heather Pettigo, Stephen Pettigo, John David Dill, Daniel Dill, Hanna Dill and Michael Dill.

She was preceded in death by a son, Perry Dill; a grandson, Philip Dill; a sister, Ellen Posey; a brother, Sonny Johnson; and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Dill, John David Dill, Stephen Pettigo, William Johnson, Walter Rock, Mike Underwood and Kirk Reese.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today.

 

HILTON M. DILLARD

Hilton M. Dillard, 75, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Burnsville United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jimmy Rich officiating. Burial was in Snowdown Cemetery in Iuka. Ludlam Funeral Directors of Iuka were in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Dillard of Iuka; four daughters, Brenda Wingo and her husband, Wayne, of Iuka,

Hilda Hyde and her husband, Fred, and Marilyn Brady and her husband, Greg, all of Burnsville, and Rhonda Stuffs and her husband, Jay, of Huntsville, Ala.; three brothers, Earl Ray Dillard and Lawrence Dillard, both of Iuka, and Neil Dillard of Blue Mountain; a sister, Annie Ruth Clark of Madison, Tenn.; seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Scotty Wingo, Josh Hyde, Ronald Wingo, Blake Brady, Nathaniel Hyde and Dennis Dillard.

 

MIKE DILLARD

CORINTH - James Michael Dillard, 53, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of the Tate Baptist Church and a United Parcel Service driver for 24 years. He was a talented athlete in both baseball and basketball at Tupelo High School where he graduated in 1970. He was a member of the American Legion State Baseball Champion in 1969, a scholarship athlete in basketball at ICC in Fulton and an avid Ole Miss Rebel fan. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed helping others.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tate Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Jones, the Rev. Donald Wilson and Dr. Gregg Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Talana Renea Dillard of Corinth; five children, Stacy Allen Davis and husband, Shane, of Destin, Fla., Joseph Michael Dillard and Virginia "Blythe" Dillard, both of Tupelo, and Clayton McCoy Corbitt and Cathryn Victoria Corbitt, both of Corinth; a granddaughter, Ally Davis of Destin, Fla.; his mother, Bonnie McCord Dillard of Tupelo; two brothers, Dr. Morris Stephen Dillard and wife, Shirley, of Hurriane, W. Va., and Robert Timothy Dillard and wife, Vikki, of Maryville, Tenn.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary Katherine and Willie Joe McCoy; three sisters-in-law, Kay Chandler and husband, Tommy, Lisa Wilson and husband, Rev. Donald, and Leslie Jones and husband, Rev. Eric; nephews, Dustin Dillard and wife, Carrie, Britt Dillard, Josh Dillard, Wesley Wilson, Jake Jones and Ben Jones; nieces, Shelby Dillard, Jennifer Wilson, Elisabeth Wilson and Hannah Poff; two aunts, Hazel Condon and Mary Frances Patterson; one uncle, Robert McCord; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Morris Dillard.

Pallbearers will be Bill Phillips Jr., Dan Moyer, Harold Patrick, Billy Carl Lipford, Lamar Grisham, Jay Barnett, Ronald "Putt" Hamlin and William Cole. Honorary pallbearers will be UPS drivers.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until service time on Sunday.

 

MARGARET E. DILLARD

IUKA - Margaret E. Dillard, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Burnsville United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jimmy Rich officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery in Iuka. Ludlam Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Wingo and husband, Wayne, of Iuka, Hilda Hyde and husband, Fred, of Burnsville, Marilyn Brady and husband, Greg, of Burnsville, and Rhonda Stutts and husband, Jay, of Huntsville, Ala.; two sisters, Earline and husband, Buddy, of Corinth and Florine "Polly" Parsons of Iuka; eight grandchildren, Scotty Wingo, Ronald Wingo, Nathaniel Hyde, Joshua Hyde, Brittney Brady, Blake Brady, Hannah Stutts and Ashley Hyde.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilton M. Dillard, and her parents, Will and Annie Clark.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Wingo, Ronald Wingo, Nathaniel Hyde, Josh Hyde, Blake Brady and Dennis Dillard.

 

SADIE DILLARD

CHARLESTON – Sadie Clolinger Dillard, 86, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Tallahatchie County. She was a homemaker and a member of Corinth Baptist Church near Charleston. She was the widow of James Elwood Dillard.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Corinth Baptist Church near Charleston. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery. Womble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her great-niece and caregiver, Martha Alice James Mize of Oxford.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to North Oxford Baptist Church Children’s Department, P.O. Box 1700, Oxford, MS 38655; or Corinth Cemetery, c/o Tandy Whitten, 888 Tatum Road, Tillatoba, MS 38961.

 

VILAREE DILLARD

Iuka - Vilaree Dillard, 79, died Sunday August 20, 2000 at the Iuka Hospital

She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church and retired from Genesco Shoe Company.

Mrs. Dillard was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Rosie Lee Stanford, and 2 brothers, J. D. Stanford and Richard Stanford

She is survived by, 2 daughters, Tamela Morris, of Iuka Ms, Drusilla Woodruff & husband, Ray, of Iuka Ms, 2 sons, Ricky Dillard & wife Barbara, of Iuka Ms, Ray Gene “Buddy” Dillare & wife Lorrine of Iuka Ms, a sister, Jean Turner of Iuka Ms, 3 grandchildren, Alisha Stanley, Andrea Davis & husband Bradley, Carey Dillard and wife Madonna.

Visitation will continue until service time

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Howard Lee Stanford officiating. Burial will be in Providence

Pallbearers, Johnny Woodruff, Marty Stanford, Monroe, Rast, Mackie Lovelace, Lee Hogeland, Danny Ryan, Billy McKissick

Honorary Pallbearers, Johnny Stanford, Danny Woodruff.

 

JIMMIE B. HALL DILLINGER

            Jimmie B. Hall Dillinger 73, of Ripley died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at his home.

            Funeral services were held Thursday March 22. Burial was in Tippah Memorial Gardens.

            Local survivors include a son, Jimmy Dillinger of Baldwyn.

 

ERBY DILLINGHAM

CORINTH - Erby Hill Dillingham, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. He was a retired farmer and sawmiller. He enjoyed people. He was the youngest of 11 children and was always called "Baby" by his siblings.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Jane Dillingham officiating. Burial will be in the Oaks Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Ray Carter of Theo, and Marty Dillingham of Red Bay, Ala.; one daughter, Vickie Buford of Michie, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Nicole Wilbanks of Corinth, Cassidy Beth and Jacob Dillingham of Red Bay.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Talley Dillingham; and ten brothers and sisters.

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

 

MARY L. DILLINGHAM

CORINTH - Mary L. Dillingham, 67, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at Corinth Health and Rehab. She was born April 8, 1937, in Alcorn County to the late Gene Davis and Nora Basden Davis. She was a retired nurse.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Holly Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Odell Dillingham of Corinth; three daughters, Deborah Parker and husband, Steve, Becky Doles and husband, Donald, and Brenda Hillis, all of Corinth; seven brothers, Thomas Davis of Corinth, Bobby Davis of Hammond, Ind., and Aaron Davis, Billy Davis, James Davis, Ricky Davis and Lee Davis, all of Booneville; three sisters, Betty Nelms and Estell Ragan of Corinth, and Imogene Davis of Booneville; eight grandchildren, Westeon Mercier, Ashley Ross, Dylan Ross, Samantha Doles, Blake Doles, Belinda Mathis, Sherry Jones and Wendall Huggins; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Joyce Davis and Juanita Morgan.

 

LUCY WINDHAM DILLON

BOONEVILLE - Lucy Windham Dillon, 78, of Booneville, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Iuka after an extended illness. She was a Methodist, a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Dixon and Bro. Harold Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Tucker of Madison, Jan Meinardi and husband, John, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Pat Ross and husband, Ricky "Crick" of Glen; one sister, Mary Lee Spencer of Booneville; six grandchildren, Tara Tucker, Nathan McVey, Joshua Ross, Jessica, Meinardi, Aaron Meinardi and Kelsey Meinardi; three great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Matt and Madison McVey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron H. Dillon; her parents, Ed and Della Lee Loveless Windham; two sisters, Pearl Holley and Bertie Glen Dobbins; and three brothers, Sam Jay, Herchel and Leonard Windham.

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

 

ANNIE DILWORTH

Annie Jean Green Dilworth, 78, of Corinth, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Corinth.

Services were Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. at south Parkway Church of Christ with Daniel Hope officiating. Burial was in the Annie Dilworth Cemetery in Biggersville; Patteson Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. She was a homemaker for 48 years. She enjoyed the ladies' Bible class studies and church work.

She is survived by her husband, Hullion D. Dilworth; a son, Ronald Dilworth of Corinth; daughters, Vivian Dilworth of Booneville, Regina Graham and husband Anthony, Terissa Patterson an d husband Jackie, all of Corinth, Anita Stafford, and husband, Dwight of Rienzi and Barbara Curlee of Corinth; sisters, Annie Laura Bower of Corinth, Mildred Brown of Indianapolis, Ind., and Ronna Mac Davis of Rienzi; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and other family, Genie Mae Hennings of Corinth and Dessie Sullivan Hayes of Ypsilanti. Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lucille Green and Andrew Jackson (A. J.) Stovall; six brothers, Willie Roy Boone, William Stovall, Lewis Stovall, Oliver Stovall, Johnny Stovall and Huey B. Stovall; three sisters, Louise Green, Martha Louise Boone and Avery L. Harris; and a cousin, Jessie Sullivan. Her grandsons were pallbearers.

 

EDGAR JAMES DILWORTH

CORINTH - Edgar James Dilworth, 52, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at the Northeast Miss. Medical Center. He attended Easom High School then later at Corinth High, where he played football and was a trainer for the CHS football team. For about 20 years he worked for OK Tire Company, from the age of 16 until the business closed. He was then employed by Alcorn Care Inn.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the City Road CME Church with the Rev. Billy Kirk officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Brian Robinson; two brothers, Alex Dilworth and Thomas Dilworth; one sister, Evelyn Patterson; his grandmother, Sula Dilworth; one uncle, Cleve Nance; his childhood friend, Larry Dorsey; numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lenora Nance Damons; his father, Alex Dilworth; his stepfather, Levern Damons; his grandparents, Cleve and Beatrice Nance and Vernon Dilworth; a nephew, Anthony Patterson; three aunts, Carrie Walker, Gladys Cummings and Vester Sanders; four uncles, Wardell, Robert, Mitchell and Will Henry Nance.

Pallbearers will be Larry Dorsey and relatives.

 

EDWIN DILWORTH SR.

CORINTH - Edwin Rodgers Dilworth Sr., 94, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. A native of Alcorn County, he was born Aug. 8, 1919, to Benjamin O. and Dora Conn Dilworth. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Bob Collins Sunday School Class. He was a graduate of Kossuth High School and a 1933 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he played football. He worked for TVA for 12 years as a civil engineer. He later joined the staff of Memphis City Schools and worked as a civil engineer until his retirement in 1977. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed hunting, gardening and his family, especially his grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hinkle Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Bernie Leeth Dilworth; a son, Edwin Rodgers Dilworth Jr. and wife, Peggy, of Corinth; a daughter, Anne Dilworth Weihe and husband, Jeff, of Tampa, Fla.; three grandchildren, Edwin Rodgers "Trip" Dilworth III of Moscow, Tenn., and Tara Scott and Matthew D. Dilworth, both of Corinth; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Scott, Edwin Rodgers Dilworth IV and Benjamin Leeth Dilworth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Corinth or the Hinkle Cemetery Fund.

 

ERMA DILWORTH

CORINTH - Erma Dilworth, 62, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Corinth Health and Rehab. She cared for the elderly.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Kossuth with the Rev. Lamar Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Gladis Lesley; one son, David (Tamara) Dilworth; four brothers, R.L. Dilworth, Cornell Dilworth, Leroy Dilworth and Robert Dilworth; three sisters, Kathy Rowan, Ladon Lesley and Debraba Lesley; three grandchildren, Lance Lesley, Charcus Lesley and Donta Lesley.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

KATHERINE DILWORTH

CORINTH - Katherine Woodruff Dilworth died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born March 11, 1917, in Lee County to the late Chalmus Woodruff and Addie Lou Woodruff. She moved to Corinth in 1953 after marrying Alex Dilworth. She was an active member of East Fifth Street M. B. Church. Known in the community for her culinary skills, she enjoyed baking cakes and pies to share with family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hill M. B. Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Gary Long officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Tupelo. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary L. Clark of Chicago, Addie L. Patterson and husband, Robert, of Corinth, and Carrie M. Wilson and husband, James, of Tupelo; two sons, James Shumpert and wife, Jean, of Verona, and Floyd Shumpert of Chicago; a sister, Ida M. Clifton of Tupelo; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Josephine Donaldson; a brother, Gene Woodruff; a granddaughter, Enoch Shumpert; and three grandsons, James Shumpert Jr., Roy L. Clark Jr. and Darrell Clark.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services Thursday.

 

MARK DILWORTH

CORINTH - Mark John Dilworth, 88, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehab. He was a member and deacon of Unity Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver with 43 years of service with the Shell Oil Co. He enjoyed working and helping others, and he loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Dilworth Cemetery in Biggersville.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Zelma Farris Dilworth of Corinth; a son, Gerry Dilworth and wife, Glenda, of Biggersville; two daughters, Paulette Derrick and husband, Ray, of Biggersville, and Lenora Laing and husband, Bill, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, Solita C. Dilworth, Marty Dilworth and wife, Robin, Johnny Box and wife, Donna, Kimberely Box and fiance, John Wayne Johnson, Eddie Laing and wife, Collette, Nicky Alfrey and husband, Curt, Mark Laing and wife, Beka, Isaac Laing, LeAnna Laing, Paul Laing, Gerry Laing and Joy Beth Laing; 10 great-grandchildren, Joshua Dilworth, Ashley Dilworth, Tyler Box, Wesley Box, Kayla Jones, Johnathon Jones, Kyah Box, Edward Laing, Elizabeth Laing and Codie Alfrey; a brother, Aaron Rogers and wife, Candie, of Olive Branch; a sister, Lynette Rogers Harris and husband, Raymond, of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Genell Dilworth of Biggersville; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Rogers and Bertie Jobe Dilworth Rogers; two brothers, Lin Dilworth and Harold Rogers; a sister, Frances Dilworth Phillips and husband, Les.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.

 

RAYMOND DILWORTH JR.

CORINTH - Raymond Dilworth Jr., 36, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He graduated from Corinth High School and was employed with Quebecor World and Corinthian Furniture. He was a member of Meigg Street Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Will Luster Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Wade Cemetery near Ramer, Tenn.

Survivors include his mother, Veola Dilworth; one son, Demontarius Dilworth of Corinth; five sisters, Brenda (Danny) Finger, Shirley (Rickey) Simmons, and Shelia Dilworth, all of Corinth, Glenda (Bobby) Miller and Karen (Michael) Guillot.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Dilworth Sr.; and his grandparents, Webster and Sullar Dilworth and Sam and Viola Luster.

Pallbearers will be Eric Patterson, Phillip Cummings, Nicholes Windom, Rodney Windom, Bobby Windom and Rickey Windom.

 

SULA DILWORTH

CORINTH – Sula Prather Dilworth, 97, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She formerly farmed and cleaned homes. She was an usher at her church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem M. B. Church with the Rev. James Howell officiating. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Evelyn Patterson, Alexander Dilworth, and Thomas Dilworth and wife, Hilda; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Harriet Prather; her husband, Vernon Dilworth; a son, Alex Dilworth; a daughter, Fairs Betts; a grandson, Anthony Patterson; and six brothers and five sisters.

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

 

MICHAEL DISHMAN

TISHOMINGO - Michael Ray Dishman, 40, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a native of Virginia and a construction worker for 20 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Ed Kinder officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Amber Lynn Dishman of Aurora, Ill.; two sons, Dave Dishman of Geneva, Ill., and Ryan Dishman of Midway; his father, Ralph Dishman and wife, Charlene, of Belmont; his mother, Shelby Lawson of Geneva, Ill.; a sister, Debbie Dishman of Geneva, Ill.; two brothers, Steve Dishman of St. Charles, Ill., and Richard Dishman of San Diego, Calif.; his companion, Elaine Tippit of Midway.

Pallbearers will be Randall Credille, Earl Credille and Daniel Credille.

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

 

CARRIE DIXON

CORINTH - Carrie Myrtle Dixon, 98, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at her home. She was the oldest member of First Presbyterian Church. For 35 years she and her husband, the late Lloyd Dixon, owned and operated Dixon's Service Station, where she served as bookkeeper. She taught school in the Alcorn County School System in the 1920s and 1930s.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Dr. Don Elliott and the Rev. Christy Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Lloyd Dixon and wife, Vera, and Billy Dixon and wife, Dorothy Fay, all of Corinth; a daughter, Carrie Sue Holder and husband, Marshall, of Corinth; grandchildren, Mike Dixon and wife, Patsy, Tim Dixon, Diane Weizbacher, Mark Dixon, David Dixon and wife, Susie, Paul Dixon, Steven Dixon, Elizabeth Richcreek and John Richcreek; two great-grandchildren, Madison Weizbacher and Reid Dixon.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Mark and Anna Melvin McElhannon; two sisters, Ethel Sherard and Rema Bonds; and a brother, Jim McElhannon.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time Friday.

 

DANNY WAYNE DIXON

Danny Wayne Dixon, 56 of Walnut, died Monday, January 10, 2000 at the Methodist Healthcare in Lexington, Tn. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, married for 38 years, served as Alcorn County Supervisor for the 5th District (1985 - 1991).  He loved his family and friends and enjoyed auto racing and working.

Mr. Dixon was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Katherine Jones Dixon.

Survivors include his father, Hugh L. Dixon and wife Melba of Corinth, Ms. His wife of 38 years, Lyn Mills Dixon of Walnut: one son, Greg Dixon and wife Sonja of Walnut; two daughters, Sherry Tennyson and husband Billy of Walnut; Shelly Devore and husband Mike of Collierville, Tn..; Four Grandchildren, Courtney Tennyson, Cassie Tennyson, Savannah Grace Dixon, and John Aaron Devore; three Step Grandchildren, one brother, Donnie Hugh Dixon of Walnut, Ms and four sisters; Bonnie Fay Mullins, Evelyn Key, Judy Fiveash all of Walnut and Sonja Lee Barnes of Corinth. Mr. Dixon is also survived by several other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation is Wednesday, January 12, 2000. The body will lie in state at Overton Hill Community Church from 11:00 A. M. until the time of service.

Funeral services will be 3:00 P. M. Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at Overton Hill Community Church in Walnut. Rev. Charles "Smiley" Mills, Rev. Wray Moore, Rev. Travis Shea, and Rev. Jimmy Wilbanks will be officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: J. J. Settlemires, Ronnie Miles, Kevin Miles, Jackie Cranford, Randy Cranford, Brian Barnes, Scott Barnes, Chris Glissen.

 

DORIS DIXON

CORINTH - Doris Downs Dixon, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at her home in Corinth. A native of Booneville, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd L. and Minnie Padget Downs. She graduated from Booneville High School and attended the University of Alabama. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and playing the piano and organ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McPeters Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Dixon Glorioso and husband, Joey, of Ridgeland; two sisters, Loretta Downs Green of Rockdale, Texas, and Irma Downs Bell of Memphis; a granddaughter, Megan Glorioso.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Victor "Bill" Dixon; a son, William Victor Dixon Jr.; and a brother, Dr. Lester Padget.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday and after the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 501 Main St., Corinth MS 38834.

 

LILLIE DIXON

BALDWYN ‑ Lillie B. Dixon, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at the Hallmark Progressive Care Center in Indiana. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wallace Pannell officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include one son. James Archie Dixon, and his wife, Sue, of Louisville, Ky., two grand­children, Bobby Dixon and Michael Dixon; lour great‑grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Dixon, in 1980.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

 

MELBA DIXON

CORINTH - Melba Ruth Hudson Dixon, 80, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born Jan. 1, 1924, in McNairy County, Tenn., to John W. and Naomi Butler Callins. She worked in the garment industry. She was a member of Wenasoga Church of Christ and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with G.W. Childs and Billy Hutson officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Samuel W. Hutson; several brothers and sisters; a stepson, Danny Dixon; a stepdaughter, Evelyn Key; and two sons-in-law, Herman W. Jones and Harold W. Irvin Sr.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Harold Irvin Jr., Tim Irvin, Jeff Jones, Jessie Jones, Dewayne Tullis and Greg Dixon.

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

 

R. V. DIXON

CORINTH - R. V. Dixon, 71, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at his residence. He was a retired timber worker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tuscumbia Baptist Church with Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Coleman Family Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Rutherford Dixon of Corinth; one brother, Aaron Dixon and his wife, Zodie, of Corinth; two sisters, Arvie Bass and Zadie Dixon and her husband, Carrol, all of Corinth; 23 nieces and nephews and a host of great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Odis and Rene Briggs Dixon; and two brothers, Arlin Dixon and Marlin Dixon.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Rutherwood, Michael Parker, Eric Parker, Alan Parker, Dustin Gifford and Randall Pittman.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.

 

WILLIAM V. DIXON

CORINTH - William V. Dixon, 67, died Monday morning at the Magnolia Hospital. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and a veteran of World War II, from which he received an honorable discharge as rank of major. He began his dentistry practice in Corinth in 1946, was a member of the Corinth Rotary Club, First Baptist Church, and was a member of a number of professional organizations including the MSU Alumni Association, vice-president of the Northeast Mississippi Dental Association, Hillandale Country Club and the Elks Club.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the McPeters Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. John Causey officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Doris D. Dixon of Corinth; a daughter, Mrs. Deborah Glorioso of Jackson; a son, William Victor Dixon Jr. of Corinth; a sister, Mrs. Billye Ruth Dunker of Ph Noblesville, Ind.

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

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