BERTIE GLEN DOBBINS

Bertie Glen Windham Dobbins, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville.

Services were Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Joe Keith Carpenter and the Rev. Harley Krause officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Dobbins was a former owner of Dobbins Florist. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the UMW. She was a devout Democrat and Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Dobbins.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Cox Davis of Booneville; two sisters, Mary Lee Spencer of Booneville and Lucy Dillon of Iuka; l four grandchildren, Cathy Dunaway, Jeff Cox, Jason Cox and Can­dace Mache; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Senior Services, P. O. Box 1567, Tupelo, MS 38802-1367 or Booneville Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 743, Booneville, MS 38829 or the George E. Allen Library, 404 West Church St., Booneville, MS 38829.

 

JARRETT DOBBINS

IUKA - Jarrett Randolph Dobbins, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 16, 1921, in Alcorn County to Eldridge R. and Laura L. Martindale Dobbins. He was a retired painter for TVA and a member of the Brotherhood of Allied Traders and Painters Local. He was a member of the Iuka Church of Christ, the VFW, the Sons of the Confederacy, the Iuka Wellness Center and the National Rifle Association. He was a certified genealogical record researcher. An avid golfer, he enjoyed weightlifting and researching family history.

Services were Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the Iuka Church of Christ with Minister Lance Foster officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Corinthian Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Johnston Dobbins of Iuka; a son, William Melton Rorie of Lone Oak, Ga.; five daughters, Frankie Sue Beard of Florence, Ala., Fredda Lou Sanderson of Iuka, Donna Dobbins Douberly of Douglasville, Ga., Donna Yvette Huey of Florence, Ala., and Deborah Jane Dobbins of Lithia Springs, Ga.; a brother, Billy Dobbins of Corinth; a sister, Aleine Johnson of Corinth; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dominica Mamie Borboro; a daughter, Helene Doles; a brother, Travis Dobbins; and a sister, Elva Marie Young.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Harmon W. McGill, Jason McGill, Travis Beard, Derick Donald Sanderson Jr., Joshua Taylor Rorie, Randolph Douberly and Mark Huey.

 

HATTIE DOBBS

BOONEVILLE - Hattie Jackson Dobbs died Saturday, April 26, 1997, at her residence. She was born to James and Sphorina Jackson on March 2, 1904, in the Marietta Community. She married Rev. Sidney Dobbs on Dec. 25, 1919, and they enjoyed 69 years of marriage until the time of his death on April 25, 1989. She was a retired homemaker and industrial worker and was a member of the Baptist church. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and reading her bible.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the Chapel of Salt's Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Lofton officiating, Burial will be in the Marietta Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Nell Ford of Booneville and Mildred Kent of Fulton; four sons, Sidney Dobbs Jr. of Guntown, Hoyt Dobbs of Blue Springs, Horace Dobbs and Morris Dobbs, both of Mantachie; 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Chad Powell, William Powell, Eric Dobbs, Tim Cooper, Bob Kent and Lynn Dobbs.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

 

JARRETT DOBBINS

IUKA -Funeral services for Jarrett Randolph Dobbins, 82, were held Friday at Iuka Church of Christ with Minister Lance Foster officiating. Burial

was in Forrest Memorial P ark . Corinthian Funeral H o m e was in charge of arrange­ments.

Mr. Dobbins died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born May 16, 1921, in Alcorn County, he was a re­tired painter for TVA who fol­lowed four generations of craftsman painters. He was a member of Iuka Church of Christ, the Brotherhood of Al­lied Traders and Painters Lo­cal, the VFW, Sons of the Confederacy, and the Iuka Wellness Center, where he enjoyed weight lifting and vis­iting with other members.

Mr. Dobbins was an avid golfer who loved family history and was a certified genealogi­cal record researcher. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, but he put his guns away after heart surgery in 1998.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge R. and Laura L. Martindale; his first wife, Dominica Mamie Borboro; a daughter, Nelene Doles; a brother, Travis Dob­bins; and a sister, Elva Marie Young.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Johnston Dobbins of Iuka; one son, William Melton Rorie of Lone Oak, Ga.; five daughters, Frankie Sue Beard of Florence, Ala., Fredda Lou Sanderson of Iuka, Donna Dobbins Douberly of Dou­glasville, Ga., Donna Yvette Huey of Florence and Debo­rah Jane Dobbins, of Lithia Springs, Ga.; one brother, Bil­ly Dobbins of Corinth; one sister Aleine Johnson of Corinth; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons

Harmon W. McGill, Jason McGill, Travis Beard, Derick Beard, Donald Sanderson Jr., Joshua Taylor Rorie, Ran­dolph Douberly and Mark Huey.

Visitation was held Friday at Iuka Church of Christ.

 

DR. JO ANNICE DOBBS

BALDWYN - Jo Annice Dobbs, Ed.D., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, after an extended illness. She was born in Baldwyn to Betty Joe Dobbs and the late James Harold Dobbs. She was an honor graduate of Baldwyn High School, the University of Mississippi, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of Georgia. She was an elementary band teacher, inspiring and encouraging hundreds of students throughout her 17 year career in Lexington, S. C. She also taught 4th and 5th grade Sunday School at Lexington Baptist Church. She participated in numerous mission trips here and abroad and served on the missions committee at her church. Showing and sharing Christ's love was the most important thing in her life. She was a founding member of Challenging Children for Christ and the International Fellowship of Educators. She played French horn in various church and community orchestras. She was also a member of a local brass quintet.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Prentiss County Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Betty Joe Dobbs; two sisters, Cresada Barnett and husband, Ken, of Corinth, and Candy Dobbs of Baldwyn; a brother, Skip Dobbs and wife, Wendy, of St. Louis, Mo.; her nephews, Jeb Barnett of Corinth, Jacob Dobbs and Mason Dobbs of St. Louis, Mo.; a niece, Kaleigh Dobbs of St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her father; her grandparents, Clarence and Iona Burns, and Audie and Zelma Dobbs; her uncles, Berwyn Burns, Harold Burns and Otha Lee Dobbs; her aunt, Yvonne Outlaw; and a cousin, Mary O'Callagan.

Pallbearers will be Rod Burns, Cadley Burns, Bentley Burns, Jacob Dobbs, Mason Dobbs, Ken Barnett, Jeb Barnett and Larry Dobbs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harold Dobbs Scholarship through the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.

 

MRS. JIM DOBBINS

Mrs. Jim Dobbins Dies Thurs. After Extended Illness

Funeral services for  Mrs. Jim Dobbins of Booneville, Route Five were conducted Friday afternoon in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with Revs. W. L. Wallace and Huey Wood officiating. Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mrs. Dobbins died Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the home of her son, Paul Dobbins, following an extended illness. She was born in Monroe County, Mississippi but had spent most of her life in Prentiss County. Mrs. Dobbins was a member of the Methodist Church and a housewife. She was 86.

Survivors include three sons, Paul, Earl and Van Dobbins, all of Booneville; one brother, Romie Lann of Plantersville; five sisters, I Mrs. Florence Evans of San Marcus, Texas, Mrs. Cordie Sparks of Fort Smith, Ark., Mrs. Myrtle Dot, bins of Mooreville Mrs. Bess Estes and Mrs. May Whitehead, both of Plantersville; four grandchildren) and five great-grandchildren.

 

DR. JO ANNICE DOBBS

BALDWYN - Dr. Jo Annice Dobbs died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, after an extended illness. She was born in Baldwyn to Betty Joe Dobbs and the late James Harold Dobbs. She was an honor graduate of Baldwyn High School, the University of Mississippi, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of Georgia. She was an elementary band teacher, inspiring and encouraging hundreds of students throughout her 17 year career in Lexington, S.C. She also taught 4th and 5th grade Sunday School at Lexington Baptist Church. She participated in numerous mission trips here and abroad and served on the missions committee at her church. Showing and sharing Christ's love was the most important thing in her life. She was a founding member of Challenging Children for Christ and the International Fellowship of Educators. She played French horn in various church and community orchestras. She was also a member of a local brass quintet.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Prentiss County Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Betty Joe Dobbs; two sisters, Cresada Barnett and her husband, Ken, of Corinth, and Candy Dobbs of Baldwyn; one brother, Skip Dobbs and his wife, Wendy, of St. Louis, Mo.; her nephews, Jeb Barnett of Corinth, Jacob Dobbs and Mason Dobbs of St. Louis, Mo.; one niece, Kaleigh Dobbs of St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her father; her grandparents, Clarence and Iona Burns, Audie and Zelma Dobbs; her uncles, Berwyn Burns, Harold Burns and Otha Lee Dobbs; her aunt, Yvonne Outlaw; and a cousin, Mary O'Callagan.

Pallbearers will be Rod Burns, Cadley Burns, Bentley Burns, Jocob Dobbs, Mason Dobbs, Ken Barnett, Jeb Barnett and Larry Dobbs.

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

 

REV. SIDNEY DOBBS

The Rev. Sidney Dobbs, 98, of 207 N. Lake St., Booneville, died Tuesday morning, April 25, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Omar Wilson Jones, 69, of 103 Lafayette St., Booneville, died Sunday evening, Jan. 31, at the Baptist M mortal Hospital after an extended illness.

Services were Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. at Salts Funeral Home with the Rev. Milton, Dr. Bill Duncan and Dr. Chuck Hampton officiating. Burial was in Osborn Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was employed by the State of Mississippi for 23 years where he served as Privilege Tax Director in Jackson, Miss. He was a retired funeral home owner, a member of Gaston Baptist Church, a Mason and a Shriner.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lou Ree Jones; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Bingham of Booneville; one son, Ben Jones of Booneville; two sisters, Mrs. Lurlene Davis and Mrs. Nell Johnson, both of Booneville; one brother, Vance Jones of Booneville; and one grandson, Will Bingham of Booneville.

Services were Wednesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Luther Gibson and Johnny Sherrill officiating. Burial was in Marietta Cemetery. Salts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Dobbs was a retired Baptist preacher, having served 60 years in his ministry. He was a veteran of World War I and the recipient of a Distinguished Gold Medal commemorating his war service. He was a member of the Booneville American Legion Post and the First Free Will Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mrs. Hattie Jackson Dobbs; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Kent of Mantachie and Mrs. Mary Nell Ford of Booneville; four sons, Hoyt Dobbs of Blue Springs, Sidney Dobbs Jr. of Guntown, Horace Dobbs and Morris Dobbs, both of Mantachie; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

BOBBYE JEAN DODDS

BOONEVILLE - Bobbye Jean Dodds, 55, died Sunday, June 10, 1990, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a beautician and a member of the Methodist church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Sparks, the Rev. Robert Harden and the Rev. John Savoy officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Dodds of Booneville; two daughters, Rebecca Barnes and Debra Bishop, both of Booneville; her parents, Birdie Freeman and Aubrey Freeman, both of Kenton, Tenn.; five grandchildren.

 

 

CHRIS DODDS

Christopher Adam "Chris" Dodds, 21, of Booneville, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville of an accidental, self­ inflicted gunshot wound.

Services were Monday, April 5, at 2 p.m. al Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Bowling officiating. Burial was in Martin Hill Cemetery.

He was boar May 4, 1977, in Tupelo and was a lifelong resident of Pren­tiss County. He was a 1995 graduate of Thrasher High School, where he was a member of Future Business Leaders, of America, the Beta Club and the Society of Who's Who of American High School Students. A construc­tion worker, he was employed by Pearson Construction Company of Bel­mont. He was a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed dirt track raring fishing, playing pool and swimming.

He is survived by his parent,, Gerald and Cathy (Eaton) Dodds of Booneville; a sister, Traci Cooper and her husband, Jeff, of Michie, Tenn.; a nephew, Zachary Cooper, his grandparents, Floyd and Emogene Dodds of Booneville, Junior and Mauveline Kesler of Wheeler, and Edward Eaton of Jumpertown; and a host of uncles and aunts.

Pallbearers were Terry Gilley. Jerry Gilley, Chris Davis, Danel Gilley, Fred Tyler and James Miles, Honorary pallbearers were his fellow members of the 1995 graduating class of Thrasher High School.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 E. Devon­shire Square. Jackson, TN 38305.

 

 

DAIL S. DODDS

Dail S. Dodds, 83, of Booneville, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at the Southerland Place Assisted Living Facility in Germantown, TN, after a brief illness. Services were Tuesday, Nov. 12. Burial was in the Liberty Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

 

 

HOMER DODDS

MEMPHIS ‑ Homer Dodds, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after an extended illness. He was retired from Firestone after working 32 years, and was a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Dail Lambert Dodds; one son, Jerry Dodds of Memphis; two sisters, Inez Lambert and do Ella Strange, both of Thrasher; three brothers, Hershel Dodds of Bardwell, Texas, Hershel Dodds of Booneville and Donnie Dodds of Decatur, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Scott Dodds of Atlanta and Marcy Dodds of Memphis

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Vaughn, Reba Crewel and Maggie Fess.

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

 

 

MARTHA DODDS

BOONEVILLE Martha Hill Dodds, 55, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997 at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis as the result of an automobile accident. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Co. and a member of Tuscumbia Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Griffin and the Rev. Ed Lowery officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband Raymond Dodds; one daughter, Regenia Hill Duncan and her husband, Wayne, of Rienzi; two step-daughters, Rebecca Barnes and her husband, Jerry, and Deborah Bishop and her husband, Marty, both of Booneville; one son, Danny Hill and his wife, Cathy, of Booneville; one brother, J. M. Hurt of Dry Creek; five grandchildren; three step grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by he parents, Pike and Ealon Hurt, and a brother, William Hurt.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today

 

 

RUBLE WAYNE DODDS

Ruble Wayne Dodds, 53, died Wednesday. April 8. 1988. at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Nov. 24. 1944. to Robert Earl Dodds and Zelma Estelle Dodds. He was a long time resident of Prentiss County. He was welder, and employee of Hodges Wood products and a member of the Little Creek Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in Germany front 1966‑67. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping with his nephews, and doing special things for his family.

Services were Friday at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Graham and the Rev. Rick Bowling officiating. Burial was in Martin Hill Cemetery

Survivors include ore daughter, Rebecca Dodds of New Site; his  mother Estelle Dodds of Burnsville; four sisters, Dorothy Crum of Kosuuth, Bobbie, Jones of Booneville, Yvonne Phillips of Memphis & Shirley Robinson of New Site, two brothers, Carroll Dodds & Donald Dodds hour of Booneville, two grandchildren, Ashley Dodds & Matthew Timmons.

He was preceded in death by his father. Robert Earl Dodds.

 

CLARA DODSON

FULTON - Clara Dodson, 86, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Daniel Health Care Complex. She was born June 2, 1918, in Fairview to the late H.V. Trulove and Kate Webb Trulove. She was a restaurant owner and also worked for Itawamba Manufacturing. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She attended Itawamba Junior College and studied pottery from 1982 to 1983. She enjoyed sewing, and doing crafts and craft shows.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. William M. Waddle officiating. Burial will be in Hardin Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Gaynell Jackson and husband, Jim, of Fulton; a son, Johnnie Wilson and wife, Earnesteen, of Fulton; a daughter-in-law, Laru Wilson of Belmont; two sisters, Opaline Collier and Lois Crane of Douglas, Ga.; two brothers, Murl Trulove and J.H. Trulove, all of Douglas, Ga.; four grandchildren, Jimmie Wilson and wife, Kathy, Emily Gray and husband, Garvin, of Fulton, Randy Wilson, and Joey Wilson and wife, Christy, all of Belmont; seven great-grandchildren, Lara Wilson, Kandiace and Kody Gray, Dayton Wilson, and Dustin, Miranda and Tyler Wilson; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Coy Wilson, her children's father, and Karl Dodson; a son, Billy Joe Wilson; and two brothers, Herman and Earl Trulove.

Pallbearers will be Garvin Gray, Kody Gray, Tommy Chamblee, William Parker, James Horton and Ronnie Wilson.

 

HELEN DODSON

CORINTH - Helen Brown Dodson, 76, died at her home. She worked at Perkins Drug Store many years ago. She was of the Church of Christ faith.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Gladys Brown Smith and Myrtle Brown Parish, both of Corinth; a niece, Syble Thrasher; many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Dodson, and her parents, Walter Lee Brown and Hettie Mills Brown.

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

 

MAXINE DODSON

WATERFORD - Maxine Dodson, 74, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at her home. She was born March 1, 1929, in Prentiss County. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was the widow of Walker C. Dodson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby McKay officiating. Burial will be in Dodson Family Cemetery at Waterford.

Survivors include a son, Sammy Dodson of Holly Springs; two brothers, Jim Mink of Starkville and Bobby Mink of Fresno, Calif.; three sisters, Margaret Castevens of Booneville, Lydia Boxx of Victoria and Dot Morgan of Mooreville; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dale Covington, Terry Oaks, George Emerson, Scott Tomlinson, Chris Dodson and John House.

 

PETE DOLES

CORINTH - Services for Pete Doles, 48, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at West Corinth Pentecostal Tabernacle with the Revs, Merl Dixon and David Edwards and Dr. Don Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. He died Monday, Aug. 5, 1991, at The Med in Memphis, Tenn. a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Corinth; he was vocal coach and music teacher in Tupelo and Memphis. He received his master’s degree from Ole Miss and was a three-time winner on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Szewczuk Doles of Memphis; his mother, Loretto Ingram Doles of Corinth; one nephew, two nieces and six great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mark Franz, Johnny Young, Billy Hurley, Wyliss Kemp, Donald Hopper and Sam Magliolo.

Visitation will be at West Corinth Pentecostal Tabernacle from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday.

McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

EARL DOSS

BOONEVILLE ‑ Earl Thomas Doss, 76, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, his home after an extended illness. He was born May 24, 1924, in Prentiss County to Will and Ossie Mae Wilson Doss. He was a Baptist, He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a gunner on the USS Thetis Bay. He was a farmer for 25 years and that worked as a carpenter until his retirement. He was a member of America Legion Post No. 123, serving as adjutant for several years. He enjoyed attending blue grass music festivals.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete Wooley and Bra. Jams; Tidwell officiating. Burial will be it Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 5; years, Nellie Lease Killough Doss whom he married Due. 24, 1947; tune daughters, Carol Thompson and he husband, Gerald, and Pam Umfleet and her husband, Sam, all o Booneville; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Zinn and her husband, Fred, of Shawnee, Kan.; four grandchildren, Cindi Wilson, Scott Thompson, Brandy Weaver and Amy Smith; two great-grandchildren, Eli Wilson and Alexis Weaver.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother. Milton Doss.

Pallbearers will be Bill Jones, Doyle Trollinger, W .C. Bridges, Dale Ross, James Horn and Billy Sartin.

Memorials may be made in a favorite charity.

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

 

G. B. DONAHUE SR.

RIENZI - G. B. Donahue Sr., 74, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a former supervisor with American Motors. He was a member of the Hinkle Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and recipient of the Purple Heart.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Excail Burleson officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Beard Donahue; two daughters, Judy Ann Donahue of Chicago and Brenda Bradley of Corinth; three sons, G. B. Donahue Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., Butch Donahue of Rienzi and Rickie Donahue of Kenosha, Wis.; a sister, Opal Fleming of Booneville; a sister-in-law, Vera Dunahue of Rienzi; six grandchildren, Ginger Dunahue, Matthew Dunahue, Lakann Reaves, McKayla Bradley, Tessa Jo Bradley and Eric Dunahue.

He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Ray Dunahue; a sister, Faye White; and two brothers, E. J. and A. C. Dunahue.

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

 

LORENE DONAHUE

BALDWYN - Lorene Donahue, 92, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Mount Zion Baptist Church for more than 30 years.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gerald Cagle and Bro. Herman James officiating. Burial will be in the East Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth James and her husband, Herman, of Baldwyn; one son, Charles Donahue and his wife, Addie, of Baldwyn; one daughter-in-law, Betty Donahue of Baldwyn; one half-sister, Joyce Conway of Blue Springs; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and Robert Boxx.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Donahue; and one son, Miles Donahue.

 

GRACE DOSS

BOONEVILLE ‑ Mary Grace Martin Doss, 92, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the Corinth Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corinth. She was born Oct. 18, 1908, in Tippah County to Everett and Martha Belle Jernigan Martin. She was a homemak­er and a member of Gaston Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, needle­point sewing, and working in her yard and flowerbeds. She loved her family and all the people in the Doss commu­nity.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Parman and Bro. Charlie Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Keels of Rienzi; one grand­daughter, Elaine Putts, and her hus­band, Phillip, of Rienzi; one grandson, Jimmy Keels of Booneville, tour great‑grandchildren, Michael Matthews and Iris wife, Make, of Booneville, Khristopher Matthews, Stephen Keels and Rachel Keele.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robed "Bob" Doss, in 1995.

Pallbearers will be Michael Matthews, Khristopher Matthews, Stephen Keele, Harold Had, Cecil Weatherby and Lee Martin.

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

Memorials may be made to the Shut‑In Outreach Program, Gaston Baptist Church, 1908 Gaston Road, Booneville MS 38829.

 

 

NELLIE DOSS

BOONEVILLE - Nellie Louise Killough Doss, 71, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at her home after a long illness. She was born Sept. 24, 1930, to Eddie Rus­sell Killough Sr. and Sarah Estelle Berry Killough. She was a supervisor in the shirt manufacturing industry. She later worked at the Wurlitzer plant in Corinth, then in the food service industry until retiring. She was a member of Danville Baptist Church. She had been active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Le­gion. She enjoyed growing flowers and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete Wooley and Bro. William G. Dowdy officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Thompson and her husband, Ger­ald, and Pam Umfleet and her husband, Sam, all of Booneville; a sister, Inez Cartwright of Jumpertown: three brothers, Eddie Killough and his wife, Dale, and Larry Killough, all of Bruce, and Jimmy Killough and his wife, Car­olyn, of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Cindi Wilson, Scott Thompson, Brandy Weaver and Amy Smith; three great-grandchildren, Eli Wilson Ford Wilson and Alexis Weaver a brother-in-law, Calvin Ross; her caregiver, Lee Steven­son.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Thomas Doss, on Feb. 2, 2001; her parents; a sister, Bernice Ross; and two brothers, Russell Killough and Walter Killough,

Pallbearers will be Dale Ross, Jimmy Killough, Mitchell Killough, Gerald Kil­lough, Ryan Killough and Marlin Cartwright.

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

 

MRS. WILL DOSS

Mrs. Doss Dies After Extended Illness

Mrs. Will Doss of Booneville, Rt. 1, passed away Thursday night at the Northeast Mississippi Hospital following an extended' illness. She was born in Cherokee, Ala, but had spent most of her life in Mississippi. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and a housewife. She was 69.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in Gaston Church with Rev. Mr. Crawford officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

She leaves a son, Earl Doss of Booneville; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Zinn of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, Will Wilson of Wheeler and Wesley Wilson of Booneville; two half-brothers, Elmer Wilson of Booneville and Cradus Wilson of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Jim Lovell of Booneville; three half-sisters, Mrs. Herman Wesley of Sheffield, Ala., Mrs. Oscar Bogle of Sheffield, Ala., and Miss Pauline Wilson of Michigan, and three grandchildren.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday May 14, 1964

 

GREGORY DOTSON

CORINTH - Gregory Franklin Dotson, 42, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 12, 1962, in South Bend, Ind., to Billy and Bessie Dozier Dotson. He was a member of the Kendrick Baptist Church and a truck driver for Alcorn Ready Mix.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corinthian Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tim Roaten and the Rev. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial will be in the Rockhill Apostolic Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Hill Dotson of Corinth; a son, Keith Allen Dotson Jr. of Corinth; two daughters, Sarah Vines of Hope, Ark., and Rachel Newson and husband, James, of Fayetteville, Ark.; two brothers, Billy Dotson of Texas and Greg Peacher of Rienzi; a sister, Norma Newton and husband, Wayne, of Corinth; a special brother-in-law, Gary Hill and wife, Tilla, of Corinth; a special niece, Brandi Dotson of Corinth; two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Keith Dotson.

Pallbearers will be Stacy Newton, Shane Newton, Dan Hill, Gary Hill, Brent Peacher and Billy Holly.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Monday.

 

J. H. DOTY

In Memory of J. H. Doty

            Who died July 30, 1913. His remains were laid in Carolina cemetery on Wednesday following at 4 o’clock.

            He was born February 3rd 1840, and was 73 years old at his death.

            He was married in 1870. He professed religion and joined the Carolina Church before the war, and lived a devoted Christian life until God called him home.

            He was loved and honor by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, four sons, five daughters, one brother, three sisters, and a host of connections.

            O wife and children do not weep God saw fit to call him home, A bright flower has fade and gone home. A Niece

 

MRS. REBECCA DOTY

On May 15, 1926, the Death Angel crept into a stealing from them victim our friend and neighbor Mrs. Rebecca Doty who lived about miles from Booneville.

Mrs. Doty was taken sick Wednesday and one-half miles northwest of lay morning and gradually grew worse until the end came.  Everything that human skill and tender care and nursing could do was cheerfully given her, but to no avail. On Saturday morning at 11:15, she peacefully and silence passed away and her loved one and friends will know where to find her.

Mrs. Doty was born June 15, 1852, on February 15, 1870, she was untied in marriage with Mr. John Doty. To this union were born ten children nine of whom survive her five daughters and four sons Mrs. Albert Hamlin, Mrs. Wallace Hester, Mrs. Mamie Dandridge, Miss Sallie Doty, and Mrs. Roy Nicks, whose home is in Arkansas.

Beside the above there are three brothers Mr. Jim and S. S. Mason of this neighborhood and  Mr. Bud Mason of Rienzi, Miss.

We known that we will miss her but we have one consolation that is – God doeth all things for the best. To the family I will say “Weep not for your mother is resting in a better land where there is no suffering, no more and partings and farewell.

Mrs. Doty was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Carolina and was laid to rest in the cemetery, the pastor of that church conducted the funeral service.

The grave was covered with many a beautiful flowers showing love.

 

CALLIE DOUGLAS

CORINTH - Callie Phillips Douglas, 89, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the Alcorn Rehab and Health Care. She was born Jan. 25, 1914, in Alcorn County to the late J. W. and Josie Phillips. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church. She retired after 32 years as a nurse at the Community Hospital and Magnolia Hospital. She enjoyed fishing, sewing and working in her yard. Full of life, she lived for her family and nursed not only those hospitalized but anyone in need.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Jones and Charlie Browning officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellon Franks and husband, James Ray, of Corinth; three brothers, John T. Phillips, Garvin Phillips and Millard Phillips, all of Corinth; three sisters, Ruby Rickman and Eunice Bugg, both of Corinth, and Emma James of Memphis; a special friend, Gladys Flanagan; two grandchildren, Vickie Essary and husband, Randy, of Tupelo, and Nan Curtis and husband, Nickey, of Corinth; four great-grandchildren, Suzy and Matthew Essary, and Franks and Mary Elizabeth Curtis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Wade "Ned" Douglas; a sister, Cleo Shipman; and a brother, Bill Phillips.

Pallbearers will be Keith Settlemires, Franks Curtis, Garett Pounders, Treva Williams, McCoy Phillips and Robert Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Essary and Donnie Flanagan.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

ANNIE DOWNS

CORINTH - Annie Killough Downs, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born July 12, 1919, in Prentiss County to Lewis and Bell Prichard Killough. She was a homemaker and a member of Farmington Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Association. She and her husband celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18, 2004.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Farmington Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Nall and the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel C. Downs; two brothers, Earl Killough of Rienzi and Eugene Killough of Bradenton, Fla.; a sister, Mamie Price of Corinth; a son-in-law, Lawade Strickland of Mayfield, Ky.; a granddaughter, Pam Bailey; two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Marlea Childers; a daughter, Catherine Strickland; and two brothers, Clyde Killough and Melvin Killough.

Pallbearers will be Elbert Holland, Tony Marolt, Curtis Whittmore, Vancey Knighten, Cody Potts, Arnold Pittman, Albert Strickland, Randy Mask and Wayne Shults.

 

BEATRICE DOWNS

CORINTH - Beatrice Yarber Downs, 86, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at the Mississippi Care Center. She was a retired employee of Garran Manufacturing after 28 years. She attended the Kossuth Worship Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Coleman Family Chapel with Bro. Buddy Downs and Bro. Scotty Downs officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include three sons, Buck Downs of Ripley, and J.D. Downs and wife, Sandra, and Gerald "Buddy" Downs and wife, Rheeda, all of Corinth; three daughters, Brenda Hodum Dancer and husband, Larry, Kathie Harris and husband, Harold, and Patsy Switcher and husband, Larry, all of Corinth; a son-in-law, Taylor Buchanan of Corinth; two brothers, Elmer Yarber of Southaven and Arlin Yarber of Corinth; two sisters, Lura Glidwell and Stella Stewart, both of Corinth; 17 grandchildren, Kathie Downs, David Downs, Arvel Ray "George" Downs, Nelda Cox, Connie Ballard, Tammy Panell, Rhonda Vanderford, Rita Downs, Pam Whirley, Timmy Downs, Leigh Ann Mitchell, Andy Downs, Gary Hodum, Staphen Rogers, Lee Switcher, Shane Parker and Beth Sims; 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvel Downs; a daughter, Lila Buchanan; a son-in-law, Billy Hodum; two grandsons, Cary Switcher and Jerry Lee Downs; her parents, Arthur "Jack" and Gertha Shields Yarber; three brothers, Ed, Gerald and Bill Yarber; and a sister, Rachel Settlemires.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

BESSIE DOWNS

Bessie Fraser Downs, 92, of Booneville, died Thursday, March 22, 2001at the Magnolia Regional Hospital in Corinth after a brief illness

Services were Friday, March 23, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Dome Chapel with the Rev. Flank Millender officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Downs was a housewife and a member of Carolina United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, .Johnny Clyde Fraiser her second husband, Lloyd Downs; one son, Johnny Eugene; one stepson, Lester Downs, four sisters, Len, Wigging­ton Lynn Sunders, May Sanders; Huldie Sphears, four brothers, Jim hill, Jack Hill, Ben Hill and Charlie Hill.

She is survived by three step‑daughters, Doris Dixon of Corinth, Loretta Green of Texas and Irma Bell of Memphis: one sister, Nellie Nichol, of Booneville: one daughter‑in‑law, Catherine Fraiser Whitley of Booneville; two grandchildren, 'Terry Fraiser and Tim Eraser, both of Booneville, and three great‑grandchildren, Rusty Fraiser, Tommy Fraiser, and Tyler Fraiser.

 

MRS. C. A. DOWNS

Mrs. C. A. Downs Dies Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. C. A. Downs of Rienzi, Route 3, were held Friday afternoon at Gaston Baptist Church with Bro. Lamar Boothe officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mrs. Downs passed away Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at her home following an illness of two years. St: was a member of Gaston Baptist Church and a housewife. She was 70 years of age.

Survivors include four sons, Edward Downs, Oliver Downs and Earl Downs of Booneville, and Arthur Downs of Rienzi; three daughters, Miss Lillie Downs of Rienzi, Mrs. Vernon Lancaster of Lilburn, Mo., and Mrs. Clinton Alexander ,of Booneville; a brother, F. W. Wingo of Monroe, La.; 22 grand' children and five great grandchildren.

 

C. R. DOWNS

Clinton Ray "C. R." Downs, 80, of Booneville, died Monday. April 15, 2002, at his residence.

Services were Wednesday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Castor Buse and Bro. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial was in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Mr. Downs was a retired used car dealer and a Methodist. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War 11, serving in the European Theatre and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre where he earned European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and Distinguished Unit Badge as a member of Murel's Marauders. He loved collecting antiques, especially cars and trucks.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Hill Downs, whom he married Dec. 24. 1942; two sons and their wives, Jimmy and Judy Downs and Benny and Carolyn Downs, all of Booneville: two sisters, Gladys Hill of Booneville and Lena Herring of Baldwyn; one brother, Milton Downs of Booneville; five grandchildren, Wendy Lenzini and husband Chris, Benjie Downs, Cindy Pratt and husband Tommy, Bradley Downs and wife Jimma, and Denjie Downs; three great-grandchildren, Alex Lenzini, Mackenzie Downs and Lena Pratt-, and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Millie Downs: three sisters, Lucy Harris, Hattie Nichols and Vennie McVey, three brothers, Felix Downs. Franklin "Buddy" Downs and Gene Downs.

Pallbearers were Randy Hill, Benjie Downs, Denjie Downs, Bradley Downs, Chris Lenzini and Tommy Pratt.

Honorary pallbearers was Alex Lenzini.

 

GEORGE W. DOWNS

MARIETTA - George W. Downs, 79, died Thursday, December 21, 1979, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Hester Caviness of Marietta, Sadie Brasher of Saltillo, Tenn., and Faye Delaney of Sardis, Tenn.; two brothers, Almos Downs of Booneville and Win ford Downs of Marietta; several nieces and nephews.

 

BUCK DOWNS

CORINTH - Honnel Ray "Buck" Downs, 63, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a retired construction worker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Coleman-Family Chapel with Bro. Buddy Downs and Bro. Scotty Downs officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Shiloh Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Timmy Downs of Olive Branch and Arvel Ray "George" Downs of Corinth; a daughter, Pam Whirley Heath of Memphis; two brothers, J.D. Downs and wife, Sandra, and Gerald "Buddy" Downs and wife, Rheedia, all of Corinth; three sisters, Brenda Hodum Dancer and husband, Larry, Kathie Harris and husband, Harold, and Patsy Switcher and husband, Larry, all of Corinth; two grandsons, Kyle Ray Worley of Memphis and Austin Lane Downs of Olive Branch.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arvel and Beatrice Downs, and a sister, Lila Buchanan.

Pallbearers will be Lee Switcher, Andy Downs, Gary Hodum, Shane Parker, David Downs and Junior Ballard.

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

 

JACKIE DOWNS

PISGAH - Jackie Downs, 50, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at her home in the Pisgah community after a brief illness. She was a member of the Brazil Baptist Church. She was the owner of Mutt Kuts and a veterinary technician. She was a breeder of champion bird dogs and was inducted into The Bird Dog Foundation in Grand Junction, Tenn. She dedicated her life to her family and the family dog business.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Minnix, Bro. Tim Dixon, Mae Dean Lambert, Hon. Ronald Michael and Hon. John Chriswell officiating. Burial will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Randy Downs; a son, Koda Downs and his fiancee, Monica Jones; three brothers and their wives, Paul and Gaye Hensley of Humboldt, Tenn., Richard and Patricia Hensley of Finger, Tenn., and Roger and Shelia Hensley of Parsons, Tenn.; a grandson, Cagle Smith; her mother-in-law, Oneda Downs; a son-in-law, Jackie Smith; a sister-in-law, Rhonda Ballard and husband, Keith, all of Pisgah; a brother-in-law, Stanley Downs and wife, Marsha, of Dickinson, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Chestine Hensley; a daughter, Dana Smith; and her father-in-law, Ed Downs.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Bill McMillan, W.O. Fitch, Steve Patterson, Dr. Rosser Wall, Dr. Frank MacKnight, Colvin Davis, D. Hoyle Eaton, Don Hickman and Marty Rinehart.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Smith, Chad Ballard, Bryan Ballard, Paul Hensley Jr., Pat Downs, John Calvin Patterson, Bo Patterson, Elton Bray and Ronnie Jones.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

JEAN DOWNS

BOONEVILLE - Emma Jean Downs, 77, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at the Magnolia Bend Personal Care Home in Booneville. She was born July 1, 1926, in Booneville to Cletus Reed Holley and Pearl Windham Holley. She was a lifetime member of the he First Baptist Church where she served in the nursery for 18 years and was a member of the Joymakers and the Senior Adult Choir. She was a machine operator for Prentiss Manufacturing Company for over 40 years, receiving many achievement awards during her employment. After her retirement, she became a part time caregiver for the disabled. She enjoyed her children, family get-togethers, the Joymakers' luncheons and trips, and being with older people.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her, husband Oliver Downs, whom she married April 14, 1951; two; sons Walter Downs and his wife, Sheryl of Baldwyn, and Jerry Downs and his wife Karen, of Saltillo; a daughter, Rosemary Marecle and her husband, Mike, of Guntown; two sister, Rose McDonald and her husband, Leroy, of Greensboro, NC and Lilda Bailey and her husband, Tom, of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Brad Downs, Matt Wilburn, Natalie Wilburn, Cassi Downs and Lindsay Downs.

Pallbearers will be Brad Downs, Matt Wilburn, Ricky Downs, Jimmy, Dale Downs, Mike Downs and Tommy Bailey.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Joymakers of the First Baptist Church and the members of the Gaston Baptist Church Men 8 Sunday School Class:

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Gaston Baptist Church, 1908' Gaston Road, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

GIFFIE DOWNS

GLEN - Giffie Sitton Downs, 88, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Alcorn County. She was a member of Indian Spring United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in Indian Springs Cemetery at Glen.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Azzly Downs, and Donald and Linda Downs, all of Glen; four grandchildren, Jimmy Downs, Jeffery Downs, Kevin Downs and wife, Shelby, and Karen Cowart and husband, Richard; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Downs; her parents, James and Sally Sitton; two brothers, Earl and Homer Sitton; and a sister, Cora Sitton.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today.

 

JOY DOWNS

BOONEVILLE - Joy Dean Downs, 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born May 1, 1923, in Rector, Ark., to Auff and Cora Ester Michael Yates. She was a member of Carolina United Methodist Church and a retired dietary supervisor for Baptist Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed quilting, visiting, flowers, gardening, reading, working crossword puzzles, talking on the phone, traveling, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert McCoy, Bro. W.C. Alexander and Bro. Dan Minnix officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Edward Downs, whom she married May 11, 1941; three daughters, Peggy Chittom and husband, Gary, of Booneville, Carolyn Baird and husband, Rodney, of Etta, and Reba McCoy and husband, Robert, of Baldwyn; a son, Mike Downs and wife, Patti, of Booneville; a brother, Monty Yates of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren, Toni Chittom Hershfelt, Eddie Chittom, Michael Scott Downs, Christopher Shea Baird, Jeanna Marie Baird, William Randall Baird, Joseph Carl Baird, B.J. Ward and Brooke Downs Pounds; five great-grandchildren, Hayden Gray Hershfelt, Hayes Phillip Hershfelt, Perry Kathryn Hershfelt, Dalton Bradley Pounds and Josie Elisabeth Baird.

Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at Carolina United Methodist Church, 2001 Ninth St., Booneville MS 38829.

 

LORRAINE DOWNS

Lorraine Downs, 74, of Booneville, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 30. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. Local survivors include her husband, Milton Downs of Booneville; two stepdaughters, Judy Mackin and Terry Livingston, both of Booneville; a sister-in-law Genny Hatcher of Pine Grove, and  a brother Bobby Mckay of Booneville

 

MILTON WAYNE DOWNS

Milton Wayne Downs, 37, of Route 7, Booneville, died unexpected] Monday, Sept. 9, 1985, at his residence.

Services were Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery.

Mr. Downs' occupation was auto bodywork. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his father, Milton L. Downs of Booneville; a daughter Noki Downs of Arlington, Tenn.; a brother, John Downs of Camp LeJune N.C.; and four sisters, Pat Downs of Joliet, Ill., Betty Williams of Guam Judy Edge and Terrye Livingston, both of Booneville.

 

SAMUEL C. DOWNS

CORINTH - Samuel C. Downs, 86, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1919, to Obie and Rosic Bishop Downs. He was a retired unemployment insurance representative for the Mississippi Employment Commission. He had been a member of Farmington Baptist Church since April 1964 and served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Farmington Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Nall and the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Le Wade Strickland of Mayfield, Ky.; a granddaughter, Pam Bailey; two great-grandchildren, Damon Bailey and Casey Bailey; a niece, Rhonda Ballard; two nephews, Stanley Downs and Randy Downs; special friend, Vera and Tony Marolt.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Annie Killough Downs; his parents; a daughter, Catherine Strickland; a great-granddaughter, Marlene Childers; two brothers, Ed Downs and T.L. Downs; and two sisters, Edna and Lucille.

Pallbearers will be Elbert Holland, Tony Marolt, Curtis Whittemore, Vancey Knighton, Cody Potts and Arnold Pittman.

Honorary pallbearers will be the remaining deacons, Albert Strickland, Randy Mask and Wayne Shults.

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

 

ESTHER DOYLE

Esther Rinehart Doyle, 85, of Rienzi, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Bill Bynum and Elder Gene Brimingham officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.

Mrs. Doyle was a seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Doyle: her parents, Lee and Sallie Rinehart; one son, Robert Rinehart, five sisters, Verlin Brooks, Ruth Clark, Fannie Allen, Pearl Johnsey and Mary Lee Prince; and two brothers, Otis and Van Rinehart.

She is survived by one sister-in-law, Moree Rinehart of Memphis; two brothers, Raymond Rinehart of Little Rock, Ark., and Fray Rinehart and his wife, Juanita.. of Rienzi; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

 

FORREST DRAKE

Forrest Eudean Drake, 73, of Wheeler, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

A memorial service was held Monday, March 26, at 8 p.m. at the family's home on CR 5111, Wheeler. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Drake was retired from the U. S. Navy. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World Il. Korea and served two tours in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, Metty K. Drake; four sons, Allen Dale Drake, Forrest Wayne Drake, James Randall Drake and his wife, Elizabeth, all of Wheeler and Cecil Dewayne Drake and his wife, Peg, of Willington, N. C.; three sisters. Fannie Pinkerton of Oologah, Okla., Mary Sue Peck and Mag Sherwood and her husband, Harry, all of Sevierville, Tenn.; two brothers, Jim Hudson and his wife, Sue, and Billy Clayton Hudson, all of Vera, Okla., seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

METTY DRAKE

WHEELER - Metty Karr Drake, 73, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and the widow of Forrest EuDean Drake.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at her home. Bro. Jimmy Glover will officiate. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Allen Dale Drake and Forrest Wayne Drake, both of Wheeler, Cecil Dewayne Drake and wife, Peg, of Willington, N. C., and James Randall Drake and wife, Elizabeth, of Weeki Wachee, Fla.; a sister, Dortha Peters of Edmond, Okla.; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at the home.

 

VERA DRISKELL

BOONEVILLE - Vera Lucille Cagle Driskell, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Ann Beanblossom of Booneville, and Barbara Jean Hinkle and husband, Donald, of New Albany, Ind.; four sisters, Lois Gaylor and husband, R.B., of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Balma Snelley and husband, Thomas, Jewel Ellis and husband, Charles, and Mamie Danford, all of Alabama; a brother, Samual Cagle and wife, Paralee, of Texas; two sisters-in-law, Lavern Cagle of Alabama and Sue Cagle of Amory; five grandchildren, Robin Lynn Beanblossom, Toni Ann Lewison, Candace Ann Coble, Sandra Michelle Gillenwater and Andrew Cole Hinkle; four great-grandchildren, William Cody Alan Wilemon, Saila Nichole Lewison, Casey Allen Coble and Justin Cole Arwood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, S.D. Driskell; her mother, Cecil Mae Cagle; her father, L.M. Cagle; three brothers, Lester Cagle, Verdo Cagle and Carl Cagle; three brothers-in-law, Donald Danford, Pate Driskell and G.B. McNutt; and three sisters-in-law, Mary Grissom, Jenette McWhorter and Nig Long.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Horton, Ronnie Horton, Buck Parker, Jimmy Long, Steve Driskell, Buster Dees, Ronell Moore, Russell Moore and Arthur Wilemon.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

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

 

VERA DRISKELL

BOONEVILLE – Vera Lucille Cagle Driskell, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park in Verona.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Ann Beanblossom of Booneville, and Barbara Jean Hinkle and husband, Donald E. Hinkle, of New Albany, Ind.; four sisters, Lois Gaylord and husband, R.B., of Edmond, Okla., and Balma Snelly and husband, Thomas, Jewell Ellis and husband, Charles, and Mamie Danford, all of Alabama; a brother, Sample H. Cagle and wife, Paralee, of Texas; four sisters-in-law, Lavern Cagle of Alabama, Sue Cagle of Amory, Ruby McNutt of Blue Springs and Allyne Driskell of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Candace Coble, Robin Beanblossom, Sandra Gillenwater, Toni Lewison and Andrew Hinkle; four great-grandchildren, Casey Coble, Justin Arrwood, Cody Wilemon and Saila Lewison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Selvin Driskell; her mother, Cecil Cagle; her father, L.M. Cagle; three brothers, Lester, Verdo and Carl Cagle; great-grandchildren, Constance and Selena Beanblossom, and Matthew Hill; a son-in-law, Bill Beanblossom; brothers-in-law, Roy Parker, James Long, Donald Danford, Wally Driskell and G.B. McNutt; sisters-in-law, Mary Grissom, Janette McWhorter, Nig Long and Gladys Windberry.

Pallbearers will be Donnie and Ronnie Horton, Buck Parker, Jimmy Long, Steve Driskell, Ronell and Russell Moore, Buster Dees and Arthur Wilemon.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. 

 

VELON HART DRIVER

CORINTH - Velon Hart Driver, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born April 19, 1918 to Thomas and Mary Elizabeth George hart. She spent her time caring for and sitting with the elderly.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at Corinthian Funeral Chapel with Minister Harold Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a daughter, Claudette Lambert of Corinth; three grandchildren, Randy Lambert and wife Dianne, Donnie Lambert and wife Joann, and Angelia Lambert; four great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Phillip, Anna and Abby Lambert; one niece and several nephews.

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

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at Corinthian Funeral Home.

 

BETTY DRYE

TISHOMINGO - Betty Ruth McClung Drye, 68, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at the Red Bay Hospital after a long illness. She was born May 30, 1934, in Tishomingo to the late Charles and Gertrude Gardner Puckett. She worked for many years at Blue Bell in Tishomingo and retired as ward secretary at the Iuka Hospital after 18 years of service. She was a Christian and a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and doing for her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tishomingo Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Burge, the Rev. Jim Pinkerton and the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Art Drye of Tishomingo; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Susie McClung of Booneville; a sister, Annette Fleming of Woodstock, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Karen Fitts of Atlanta, Ga.; a stepgranddaughter, Sarah Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Avon McClung; her parents; and a brother, Lamoyne Puckett.

Pallbearers will be Danny McClung, Jody McClung, Josh McClung, Joe Puckett, Kent McClung, Troy Dean and Wayne Gray.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the church.

 

EDGAR D. DUCKWORTH

CORINTH - Edgar D. Duckworth, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a retired industrial worker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Coleman-Family Chapel with Bro. Shane Evette officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Alcorn County.

Survivors include two sisters, Fronnie Wilbanks of Carroll Corner, Ark., and Rosa Lee Mullins of Walnut; a brother, Brice Duckworth of McCullen, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Newt Duckworth and Margaret Clark Duckworth.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

EULA MAE DUCKWORTH

GLEN - Eula Mae Whirley Duckworth, 87, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at her home. She was a former employee of the Burnsville Sewing Factory and the old Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Glendale Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening and taking care of family. "Ms. Mae" always made sure that the family and visitors had plenty of food to eat while they were there and that they carried something with them when they left.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glendale Baptist Church with the Rev. Warren Jones and the Rev. Ron Plymel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Brice Duckworth of Cullman, Ala.; a son, Jessie "Tump" Whirley and wife, Joy, of Burnsville; a daughter, Bertha "Sis" Meeks of Burnsville; a sister, Annie Mae Gordon and husband, J.C., of Lindon, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren, Cindy Nelson, Rickey Whirley, Teresa Webb, Anthony Whirley, Randy Whirley,David Meeks, Mary Bond, Donna Blakney, Hester Lambert, Alvin Meeks, Sean Meeks, Debbie Marlar, Kenny Whirley, Pam Byrd, Phillip Whirley and Kevin Whirley; 31 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Paulette Whirley of Iuka and Eva Mae Whirley of Glen.

She was preceded in death by her first husband and the father of her children, Lester "Leck" Whirley Sr.; two sons, Lester "Bud" Whirley Jr. and Lloyd Chester "Cooter" Whirley; her parents, John Dalton Crouch and Mary Lou "Anner" Cleveland Crouch; a great-grandson, Robert Nelson; a great-great-grandson, Brandon Gage Hamrick; four brothers, Noah, Dick, Jerry and William Crouch; three sisters, Rosie Self, Ludie Clark and Lula Crum; and a son-in-law, Howard "Buck" Meeks.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.

 

JIMMY DUCKWORTH

BOONEVILLE - Jimmy DeWayne Duckworth, 43, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center. He was born April 18, 1962, in Baldwyn. He was a carpenter, a bricklayer and a heating and air conditioning worker. He attended the Holiness Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, John David "J.D." Duckworth and Oplean Owens Duckworth; seven brothers, David Duckworth and his wife, Kathy, of Corinth, Dwight Duckworth and his wife, Ella, of Tishomingo, Ronnie Duckworth and his wife, Rebecca, of Maryville, Tenn., Marty Duckworth and his wife, Moneda, of Fountain, Colo., Timothy Duckworth of Glen, Sammy Duckworth of Booneville and Anthony Duckworth and his wife, Andrea of Seattle; a sister, Martha Duckworth of Plantersville; his grandmother, Birtie Duckworth; an uncle, Hershel Duckworth; five nephews; 10 nieces; one great-nephew; four great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thorthony Duckworth.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Duckworth, Ronnie Duckworth, Anthony Duckworth, David Duckworth, Dwight Duckworth, Hanford Duckworth, Marty Duckworth, Timothy Duckworth and Barack Stafford.

 

WILLIAM V. DUGAN

William V. Dugan, 88, of Burnsville, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at his residence.

Services were Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Brenda Duncan and Bro. Billy Hudson officiating. Burial was in Hilltop Church of God Cemetery.

Mr. Dugan, formerly of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Kenosha. He was a retired diesel mechanic, owned and operated Quality Cleaners in Kenosha. and was a member of Teamsters Union and Eagle's Club. He was the widower of Betty Ann Holmes Dugan.

He is survived by two sons, William Dugan, Jr. of Kenosha, Wis. and Gerald Dugan of Burnsville, and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Pallbearers were Joseph Wheeler, Scott Wheeler, lack Wheeler, Mike Wheeler, James McGaughy and Jhue Hendrix.

 

 

THOMAS DUKE JR.

BOONEVILLE - Thomas Ulton "Tom" Duke Jr., 78, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Dap- , list Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Pontotoc County to Thomas Ulton Duke Sr., and Viola Baldwin Duke. He was the owner of the Jumpertown Feed Store and a Baptist. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, and commander of the VFW Post 4877 in Booneville. He enjoyed exotic animals and showing Tennessee walking horses. He loved all people, especially children.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Darlene Duke; a son, Tom Duke and wife, Kay Rutherford Duke, of Memphis; his mother, Viola Wright of Hicksville, Ohio; three brothers, Gene Duke and ; wife, Barbara, of Olive Branch, Victor Lynn Duke and wife, Jeanette, of i Spencerville, Ind., and James Edge of Ohio; two grandsons, Tommy Duke IV, and wife, Christine, and Joseph Duke, all of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Ulton Duke Sr., and a sister, Ann Witt.

Pallbearers will be Thirmon Bingham, Thomas Laskowski, Robert Moore, Orman Bridges, Bob Wren and Darl Fox.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the VFW Post 4877 and Robert Brazil.

 

WILLIAM W. DUKE

CHEROKEE, Ala. - William W. Duke, 35, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a construction worker and a U.S. Navy veteran.

After cremation, a memorial service will be held in East Liverpool, Ohio. Cutshall Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Lindola Duke of East Liverpool; a son, Billy Duke of East Liverpool; two daughters, Amanda Duke of Iuka and Brandy Duke of East Liverpool; four brothers, Carl Duke, Rodney Duke, Leonard Duke and John Duke, all of East Liverpool; five sisters, Cindy Duke, Robin Zellers, Carolyn Watkins and Helen Duke, all of East Liverpool, and Lisa Hayes of Cherokee, Ala.; a special aunt, Donna Riggle of East Liverpool.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Edward Duke.

 

IRENE DULY

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Irene Wood Duly, 80, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at her home in Wakefield, Mass. She was a former resident of Booneville and a 1940 graduate of Booneville High School. She worked as a practical nurse until she retired.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories in Corinth with Bro. Ralph Culp officiating.

Survivors include a son, Billy Duly of Wakefield, Mass.; two daughters, Sandra Webber of Indiana, and Cheryle Suller and husband, David, of Wakefield, Mass.; two brothers, Jimmy Lee Wood of Booneville, and Wilson Guy Wood and wife, Anne, of Biloxi; a sister, Inez Wood Farr of Corinth; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Guy Wood; her mother, Lucy Wood; and two sisters, Earnestine Walker and Mary Jean Wood.

 

JOANN FRASER DUNAHOO

Joann Fraser Dunahoo, 63, of Rienzi, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at the Quitman County Hospital in Marks after a brief illness.

Services were Wednesday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harold Smith and Bro. Dean Speed officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery.

Mrs. Dunahoo was a housewife and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Ollie Shook Fraser.

She is survived by her husband, David Arther Dunahoo; three daughters, Brenda Pruitt and her husband, Paul, of Marks, Mary Lou Dunahoo of Rienzi and Connie Sue Dunahoo of Booneville; one son, Paul David Dunahoo and his wife, Theresa, of Rienzi; one sister, Kathy Eaton of Booneville; and two grandchildren, Jessica Pruitt and Robert Paul Dunahoo.

 

ALBERTA M. DUNAHUE

            ETTA ‑ Alberta M. Dunahue, 58, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital‑Union County in New Albany. She was a nutritionist, an employee of Piper industries and a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.

            Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany with Bro. William Cook officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.

            Survivors include her husband, Gene Donahue of Eva; three daughters, Jacqueline Anne Donahue of Myrtle, Mary Anne Donahue of New Albany and Anita White of Austin, Texas; three sons, James Donahue of Myrtle, Arthur Dunahue of Lexington, Ky., and Aaron Dunahue of Eta; her mother, Marion Elizabeth Stephenson of Freeville, NY; six sisters, Susan Morris of Freeville, N.Y., Sylvia Rodriquez of Belton, Texas, Pat Crooks of Concord, N.C., Mildred Reed of Shinglehouse, Pa., Jacqueline Bechar of Wisconsin, and Sarah Bosky of Rochester, NY; one brother, William M.A. Stephenson of Shinglehouse, Pa.; nine grandsons, Christopher Donahue, Kevin Sunshine, Jeremy Donahue, Timothy Dunahue, Scott Donahue, Adam Donahue, Ryan Donahue, Blake Dunahue and Raymond White; four great‑granddaughters; me great‑grandsons.

            She was preceded in death by her father, William Morris Stephenson, and a son, Donald Donahue.

            Pallbearers will be Chris Donahue, Kevin Dunahue, Jeremy Donahue, Sandy Dye, Patrick Grisham and Mark Haygood.

            Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Society and Camp Bluebird in care of the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo

 

BLUFORD L. DUNAHUE

SKYLINE - Bluford L. Dunahue, 81, of the Skyline community, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Lee County to the late Andrew and Mary Etta Dunahue. He lived most of his adult life in the Skyline community. He and his wife lived in the Liberty community near Nettleton for two years before moving to Daniel Nursing Home in Fulton eight months ago. He worked for over 30 years at Mid South (Southern Belle) Packers. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, was a skilled handyman and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mable Landsdell Dunahue of Fulton; one son, Kenneth Dunahue and his wife, Rose, of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Lee Turner and his wife, Rachel, of Nettleton, Tiffany Kendrick and her husband, Tony, of Saltillo, Melinda Pignataro and her husband, Mario, of Southaven, Rosa Dunahue, Tommy Edwards and Kenneth Dunahue Jr., all of Tupelo; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucille Kilpatrick of Baldwyn; several brothers-and sisters-in-law; his primary caregivers, David Lee and Rachel Turner.

He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Dunahue; one daughter, Sarah Tucker; and several siblings.

Pallbearers will be Murlis Underwood, Bruce Tucker, Herman Landsdell, Billy Ray Landsdell and Mario Pignataro.

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

Memorials may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church, 3005 Curtis Store Road, Nettleton, MS 38858.

 

REV. DONALD E. DUNAHUE

The Rev. Donald E. Dunahue, 49, of Michie, Tenn., died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East.

Services were Friday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Kara Blackard and the Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Dunahue was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed helping others and preaching God's word. He was a Baptist minister for 28 years, an electrician and general handyman.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lynn Frayser Dunahue of Michie, Tenn.; three sons, Tim Dunahue and his wife, Rhonda, Scott Dunahue and his wife, Jana, and Adam Dunahue and his wife, Jennifer, all of Booneville; his father, Gene Dunahue and his wife, Alberta, of Etta; his mother, Maureen Dye Dunahue of New Albany; a brother, James Dunahue and his wife, Patsy, of Myrtle; four grandchildren, Jennifer Dunahue, Tiffini Dunahue, Alexa Dunahue, and Erika Dunahue; his mother-in-law, Jewel Cranford of Memphis; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Frayser and his wife, Carolyn, of Ocean Springs.

Pallbearers were Bob Smith, Steve Shaw, Jack Johnson, Danny Haynes, Billy Holley, Barry Sharp, Lynn Casey and David Haynes.

 

HERMAN DUNAWAY

SALTILLO - Herman Dunaway, 68, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A native and longtime resident of Saltillo, he was the son of the late Joseph and Icie Elgin Dunaway. He was an employee of the maintenance department at Action Lane for the past 12 years. He was a member of the Light House Assembly of God in Saltillo. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending special time with his family and grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Roy Loftin officiating. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nell Dunaway of Saltillo; a daughter, Shelia Harris and Glenn of Saltillo; four sons, Jerry Dunaway and Linda, and Larry Dunaway and Charlotte, all of Saltillo, and Jeff Dunaway and Mary, and Marty Dunaway and Katrina, all of Guntown; four sisters, Minnie Bell of Meridian, Annie Mae Sanders and Opal Campbell, both of Saltillo, and Birtie Gooch of Booneville; a brother, Clyde Dunaway of Tupelo; his special mother-in-law, Earlene Watts of Baldwyn; 11 grandchildren, Lee Dunaway, Matthew Dunaway, Anthony Dunaway, Anthony Dunaway, Josh Dunaway, Marcus Harris, Regina DeWitt, Coty Dunaway, Christa Dunaway, Chaney Dunaway, Alexis Dunaway and Taylor Dunaway; two great-grandchildren, Anna Dunaway and Isabelle DeWitt; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Richard Watts and Grace, and Rita Horton and Jacky.

Pallbearers will be Josh Dunaway, Matt Dunaway, Chris Oswalt, Coty Dunaway, Greg Barnett, Kevin Barnett, Anthony Dunaway and Roger Brooks.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Saltillo Chapel.

 

MRS. AUDRA "VERONA" DUNCAN

Well Loved Matron Laid To Rest Sunday

Mrs. Audra "Verona" Duncan, wife of Thomas M. Duncan, died suddenly at her home Friday, about 6 o'clock of acute indigestion.  Mrs. Duncan was taken violently ill while she was milking and told her little five-year-old daughter to go for Mrs. Suggs, a close neighbor.  Mrs. Suggs and the doctor both arrived, but she lived only a little while after she was carried in the house.  Her husband was up town, and her son, Ralph, was in Tupelo at the time.  Those who rushed in commented on the little five-year-old Diane giving them the telephone number to call a sister in Montgomery, AL. and told where her oldest brother and wife lived. 

Mrs. Duncan was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church and had been since early in life.  She lived true to her church vows and made friends with those she came in contact.  Had she lived until March 15, she would have been 43 years of age July 6th 1926, she was married to Thomas M. Duncan, and to this union, four children were born Thomas M. Duncan Jr., Goodwin, Miss Wynoka Duncan, Montgomery, AL; Ralph and Diane of Belmont.  Besides her children she is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Duncan, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zeff W. Deaton, Saltillo, MS; two sisters, Mrs. Luther T. Gahagan (Amy), Bruce, MS, and Mrs. W. April Livingston (Verda Maye), Florence, AL; one grandson, Thomas M. Duncan III.

Her funeral was held at the Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Joe Hughes, a former pastor of Phil Campbell, AL, and Rev. John L. Hallmark of Sheffield, AL, a long time friend of the family.  Rev. Hughes and Rev. Hallmark paid beautiful tributes of love and respect of the deceased.  Rev. L. C. Riley had charge of the singing.  The spacious auditorium would not accommodate the host of friends who called to pay their final respect to one they loved.  Floral offerings were banked in the church, later blanketing her final resting place. 

Burial was in Belmont City Cemetery with Deaton Funeral Directors in charge.  The active pallbearers were Etha Mann, S. S. Strickland, A. B. Campbell, D. F. Lambert Sr., Olen Yarber, and Raymond Yarber.  Honorary pallbearers were Henry Yarber, J. C. Taylor and S. L. Suggs.

 

CECIL DUNCAN

Cecil Duncan, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. He was born Feb. 10, 1920, to Talmage and Artie Ledbetter Duncan. He retired from Eaton Axle Division in Cleveland, Ohio, after 10 years. He attended the Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio.

Services were at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. David Kelly officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Duncan of Red Bay; a grandson, Copeland Woodruff; two sisters, Earlene Skiles and husband, Presley, of Houston, Texas, and Ima Jeanne Payne and husband, Lewis, of Golden; two brothers, Webster Duncan of Houston, Texas, and Eugene Duncan and wife, Vicky, of Belleview, Mich.; three stepdaughters, Macel Bohannon and husband, Loyd, of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Melissa Readence and Phylis Quinonus, both of Cleveland, Ohio; nine step-grandchildren, Nicole, George, Jason, Jazzman, Ariana, Julie, Timmy, Jeff and Crystal; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Anne and Jack Woodruff; two sisters, Margie Duncan and Gladys Duncan; and three brothers, Lois Duncan, A.T. Duncan Jr. and Sanders Duncan.

Pallbearers were Lewis Payne, Matthew Payne, Luke Roberts, Donnie Roberts, Jimmy Craig Duncan and Will Odom.

 

JUANITA DUNCAN

RIENZI - Juanita Bragg Duncan, 81, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at her home. She was a retired employee of the garment industry and a member of Hinkle Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Lawrence Duncan; a son, Junior Duncan and wife, Theresa, of Rienzi; three daughters, Barbara Allen and husband, Sammy, and Cynthia Gates and husband, Ronnie, all of Corinth, and Marilyn Wilson of Rienzi; a sister, Edna Phillips of Corinth; 13 grandchildren, Kenneth Duncan, Jimmy Duncan, Jamie Duncan, Angie Russell, Amber Duncan, Kenny Duncan, Sandra Jones, Chad Wilson, Corey Wilson, Caleb Wilson, Jason Turner, Robbie Turner and David Turner; 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Ella Bragg; a son, Johnny Duncan; two brothers, Jason Bragg and Eugene Bragg; and a sister, Maxine Duncan.

Pallbearers will be Danny Duncan, Steve Jones, Wayne Duncan, Donald Wilson, David Turner, Bo Johnson, Jessie Johnson and Ronnie Gates.

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

 

MARIE DUNCAN

BALDWYN - Doris Marie Duncan, 76, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with the Rev. John Stevens, the Rev. Bryan Wilson and the Rev. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Jake Duncan of Baldwyn; three daughters, Janice Box and her husband, Virgil, of Oxford, Sandra Warren and her husband, Dean, and Pam Duncan, all of Baldwyn; one son, Van Duncan and his wife, Carol, of Deatsville, Ala.; one granddaughter, Lauren Box of Oxford; her caregiver, Michelle Crabb of Baldwyn; one sister, Opal Grissom of Baldwyn; one brother, Nelson Miller and his wife, Virginia, of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Ruth Magers Miller; three sisters, Louise Melson, Aileen Ryan and Ova Miller; one brother, Ellis Miller.

Pallbearers will be Harold Grissom, Roger Grissom, Larry Ryan, Steve Ryan, Randy Miller, Earl Stone, Bobby Copeland, Neil Wallis, Jimmy Michael and John D. Cagle.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 16 Northtown Drive, Jackson, MS 39215.

 

MRS. EDITH FAYE DUNCAN

Mrs. Edith Faye Dulaney Duncan, 77, died Saturday, March 5, at the Itawamba County Hospital.  She was a retired homemaker and a member of Belmont First Baptist Church.

Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Jack Maroon and the Rev. Lyndell Fikes officiating.  Burial was in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include two step-daughters, Wynoka Martin of Barstow, CA, and Diane Webber of Bethel, CT; two step-sons, Tom M. Duncan Jr. of Canton, MS and Ralph Duncan of Fort Walton Beach, FL; two sisters, Ethel Hood and Ola Mae Waddle, both of Fulton; two brothers, O. R. Dulaney of Mantachie and Marvin Dulaney of Fulton; 11 step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas McCrory Duncan; her parents, Alonzo Dulaney and Cora Compton Dulaney, and two sisters, Myrtle Dulaney Waddle and Velmar Lillian Dulaney.

 

 

HEAVENLIE DUNCAN

Heavenlie Grace Duncan. 14 days, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at North MS Medical Center.

Graveside services and burial were held at Hinkle Creek Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Excail Burleson officiating. Magnolia Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by her parents, Nathan Duncan and Stephanie Ballard of Rienzi; her grandparents. Danny and Peggy Ballard and Wayne and Regina Duncan, all of Rienzi, her great-grandparents, Laverne Ballard and Harry and Ruth Duncan, all of Rienzi, and Christine Hughey of Booneville: three aunts, Brooke Crenshaw, Nikki Duncan and Towana Holland, all of Rienzi; two uncles. Jason Ballard and Joseph Wayne Duncan, both of Rienzi; and a lot of loving friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Hunter Nathaniel Duncan; her great-grandparents, Jimmy and Martha Hill, George and Lovie Rinehart, and Howser Hughey.

 

 

JOHN R. DUNCAN

MEMPHIS - John R. Duncan, 61, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was born in Kossuth to the late George Edward and Illa Rogers Duncan. He lived most of his adult life in Memphis and was retired from the City of Memphis Public Works Department with 20 years service. He was a member of the Tate Baptist Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include three aunts, Bettye Rogers Smith of Memphis, Ruth Leird of Atoka, Tenn., and Ruth Galyean of Corinth; one uncle, Billy H. Rogers of Cordova, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Glenda Duncan.

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

 

JOHNNIE W. DUNCAN

CORINTH - Johnnie W. Duncan, 59, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at his residence. He was a member of the Wheeler Grove Baptist Church and retired as a construction worker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel of Corinth with the Rev. Kara Blackard and the Rev. Cora Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Duncan of Kossuth, Jammie Duncan and Jimmy Duncan, both of Corinth; his parents, Lawrence and Juanita Bragg Duncan of Rienzi; one brother, Junior Duncan and his wife, Theresa, of Rienzi; three sisters, Barbara Allen and her husband, Sammy, and Cynthia Gates and her husband, Joe, all of Corinth, and Marilyn Wilson of Rienzi; three grandchildren, Cody, Madison and Ashley Duncan.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Allen, Numan Allen, Donald Wilson, Jason Mason, Tiny Spencer, Danny Duncan, Matthew Duncan and Joe Gates.

Visitation will continue until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

 

JOEY DUNCAN

RIPLEY - Joseph Cameron "Joey" Duncan, 17, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley following a long illness. He was born Oct. 22, 1986, in Berwyn, Ill., the son of Charlie and Polly Duncan. He was born with cerebral palsy and a severe seizure disorder; he later developed osteoporosis, scoliosis, gastric shutdown and other complications. He also underwent many surgical procedures. Never able to walk, talk, feed himself or care for himself in any way, he was bedridden all of his life, yet he was able to smile and laugh. He truly was an inspiration to everyone who know him. He was a member of the North Mississippi Special Needs Arc and the Arc of Mississippi.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Ray Vuncannon officiating. Burial will be in Box's Chapel Cemetery in Tippah County.

Survivors include his parents, Charlie and Polly Duncan; a sister, Amber Renee Duncan of Ripley; a brother, Glynn Duncan of Ripley; his grandparents, B. J. and Loyce Heavener of Ripley, and Margaret and Billy Joe Jones of Lemont, Ill.; his great-grandmother, Artie Gurlie of Chewalla, Ill.; several aunts and uncles; two special friends, Freedia Starks and Twila Goolsby.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Glenn Oliver Duncan.

Pallbearers will be Glynn Duncan, Benny Mauney, Fagin Mauney, William Ahlum, T. J. Vanstory and Nick Simmons. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Paquet, Onnie Ralph, Demetrius Gibbs, Nick Willis and Jerry Wommack.

Memorials may be made to the Arc of Mississippi, 7 Lakeland Circle #600, Jackson, MS. 39216.

Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. until service time today.

 

MARJORIE HARRIS DUNCAN

Marjorie Harris Duncan, 88, of Baldwyn, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in Jackson, MS, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11. Burial was in Baldwyn Cemetery.

Local survivors include a sister, Vivian Nanney of Baldwyn.

 

MAXINE B. DUNCAN

RIENZI - Maxine B. Duncan, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at her residence. She was retired from Mitchell Shirt Factory and a member of the Hinkle Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Hamm and the Rev. Jimmy Burrell officiating. Burial will be in the Hinkle Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Sue Johnson and her husband, Albert, Patricia Carolyn Wages, and Linda Gail Johnson and her husband, Bo, all of Rienzi; two sisters, Edna Phillips of Corinth, Juanita Duncan and her husband, J.N., of Rienzi; her grandchildren, Jeffery Credille and Regina, Debbie Moody and Thomas Stewart, Kimberly Dixon and Jimmy, Chris Johnson, Melissa Holland and Gary, Jesse Johnson and Adam Johnson; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Helen Bragg; one son, Edwin Noel Duncan; and two brothers, Jason and Eugene Bragg.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

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

 

MEREDITH GWEN DUNCAN

CORINTH - Meredith Gwen Duncan, 21, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, in Corinth. She was a 1999 graduate of Corinth High School and a member of the First Pentecostal Church.

Private family services will be held. Bro. Gary Caveness will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Sue Rhoads and husband, Robert, of Corinth; her father, Ronald E. Duncan of Bowden, Ga.; a brother, Chris Duncan and wife, Kelley, of Corinth; a nephew, Justin Duncan of Corinth; her grandparents, the Rev. Cecil Bennett of Corinth and Beatrice Duncan of Bowden, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mildred Bennett and Eugene Duncan.

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

 

RUTH DUNAHOO

BOONEVILLE - Ruth Harper Dunahoo, 85, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at Cedars Health Center in Tupelo after a long illness. She was a seamstress and a member of Gaston Baptist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Milton Koon and Bro. Ben Parham officiating. Burial will be in Candlers Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Frances Nixon and husband, Irvin, of Kenosha, Wis., and Georgia Grant of Belden; two sons, Larry Dunahoo and wife, Carolyn, of Ripley and Bud Dunahoo and wife, Dorothy, of Booneville; three sisters, Betty Garlington and Ethel Sherman of Monroe, La., and Shannon Garrett of Shreveport, La.; six grandchildren, Greg Nixon, Michael Nixon, Debbie Klosowski, Trini Stickle, Cale Dunahoo and Monica Senter; 12 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Crockett Dunahoo, and a brother, J.W. Harper.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

TOM DUNCAN

BELMONT - Thomas McCrory Duncan Sr., 89, died Thursday, January 7, 1988, at the Red Bay Hospital.  He was born in Pogo, A, to George W. Duncan and Mary Lillie Winchester Duncan.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont.  He was a retired school teacher, teaching for 30 years in Tishomingo County and served eight years as tax assessor of Tishomingo County.  He also served four years in the state Legislature.

Services were held at 2 P. M. Sunday at the first Baptist Church of Belmont.  The Rev. Jack Maroon and the Rev. Albert Hamilton officiated.  Burial was in the Belmont City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Fay Dulaney Duncan of Belmont; two daughters, Wynoka Martin of Barstow, CA, and Diane Webber of Bethel, CT; two sons, Thomas M. Duncan Jr. of Canton, MS and Ralph Duncan of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verona Deaton Duncan, his parents, and sister, Mollie Ann Petree Hedberg.

The pallbearers were the grandsons; Mark and Ted Webber, Johnny, Tommy, Bob and Kim Duncan."

 

HOLLIS DUNCAN

BOONEVILLE - William Hollis Duncan, 90, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. He was born Oct. 11, 1914, in Prentiss County to William Oscar Duncan and Ona B. Burcham Duncan. He was a Pentecostal and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer and sawmiller. He enjoyed gardening, going to the senior citizens center, visiting old home places and his dogs, Joe and Bob. He was a fiddle player and a self taught Bible student.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Jacinto Cemetery.

Survivors include is wife of 30 years, Dorothy Grooms Duncan; a daughter, Bettye Johnson and her husband, Jackie, of Booneville; three sons, Truman Duncan and his wife, Lula of Rienzi, Gerald Duncan of Florence, Ala., and Johnny Duncan and his wife, Joyce, of Booneville; a sister, Esta Bethay of Booneville; two stepsons, Jimmy Penny and his wife, Jane, of McMinnville, Tenn., and Johnny Scott and his wife, Rose, of Corinth; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Duncan, Timmy Duncan, Wayne Duncan, Jackie Johnson, Jason Miller and John Scott.

 

CHRISTINE DUNN

NEW SITE - Christine Harri Dunn, 69, died Friday, April 25, 1997, at Webster Health Services in Eupora, died after an extended illness. She was a member of Little Brown Missionary Baptist Church. She was a ember of Little Brown Missionary. Baptist Church. She was a native of New Site and lived in West Point for the past six years. She was the widow of Oliver Lester "Shorty" Dunn. She was retired.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today atj the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel | with the Rev. Johnny Sherrill and the| Rev. Wallace South officiating. Burials will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Davis and her husband, Rev. Hubert Davis of Cedar Bluff and Geraldine "Jerri" Boren of Eupora; one son, Rev. Oliver Leo Dunn and his wife, Sharon, of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Lorene Thompson of West Point; one brother, William R. "Lige" Harris of Houston; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a host of ' nieces, nephews and friends. «

Pallbearers will be Lester Boren, Stephen Boren, Byron Davis, Randy Bright, Ricky Shempert and Terry Foster.

 

DONALD DUNN

GLEN - Donald Ray Dunn, 69, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at his home. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam conflict and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Magnolia Antique Car Club and the International Club of Corinth. He was a former alderman for the Town of Glen. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Ron Plymel will officiate, and Charlie Browning will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the Indian Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Elise "Else" Dunn of Iuka; his mother, Edna Lee Poindexter Mense of Glen; six brothers, William Joseph "Bill" Mense and wife, Beverly, of Beverly Hills, Calif., Dennis Carroll Mense and wife, Sabina, of Whaletown, Canada, James Lee "Jim" Mense and Gail of Diamond Springs, Calif., Gary Dunn and wife, Shirley, of Coldwater, and Billy Dunn and Dennis Dunn, both of Memphis; three sisters, Nadine Holland and husband, Jerry, Linda Ketchum and husband, Londie Ray, and Reba Beggs and husband, Ronnie, all of Memphis; five nephews, Michael Mense, David Mense, Andrew Mense, Niko Mense and Ralph Nase; three nieces, Rose Ann Mense, Gabriele Scheffold and Claudia Schulte; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special friend and caregiver, Angie Jones and husband, Jerry, of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Dunn; his stepfather, Joseph "Joe" Mense; and a sister-in-law, Annalise Nase and husband, Hugo.

Pallbearers will be Bill Mense, Dennis Mense, Jim Mense, Gary Dunn, Billy Dunn and Dennis Dunn.

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

 

EDNA LOU DUNN

CORINTH – Edna Lou Dunn, 87, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Alcorn County to Clifford and Pinkie Dees Plaxico. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of the Corinth School System. She was a member of Kendrick Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Kendrick Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Wood officiating. Burial will be in Wheeler Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby Dunn, Wayne Dunn and Donald Dunn, all of Corinth; three daughters, Betty Gray, Carolyn Dunn and Barbara Wood, all of Corinth; a brother, Robert Plaxico of Jackson, Tenn.; two sisters, Dimple Felks of Jackson and Pearl Blanton of Crump, Tenn.; a special friend, Mary Ellen Simmons of Corinth; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Tommy Dunn and Billy Dunn; two daughters, Joyce Smith and Connie Dunn; two brothers, Clifford Plaxico and Jim Plaxico; and a grandson, Keith Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Brown, Ronnie Brown, Dewayne Dunn, Adam Gray, Wade Smith, Kirby Kennedy and Steve Tyson.

Visitation will be at the church beginning at 5 p.m. today.

 

HENRY DUNN

CORINTH - Henry Sterling Dunn, 56, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at his residence. He was an employee of Anco Construction and a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Mullins Dunn; one son, David H. Dunn and his wife, Lana, of Waynesboro; one daughter, Leslie Dunn Brock and her husband, Hershell, of Corinth; one brother, John Robert Dunn and his wife, Gail, of Michie, Tenn.; his sisters, Evelyn Burns of Corinth, Maxine Merrill of Selmer, Tenn., Joyce Duquette and her husband, Thomas, of Saltillo, and Lucille Wallace and her husband, Buddy, of Corinth; four grandchildren, Cody T. Brock, Cheyenne Brock, Eli Smith and Rhyne Dunn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arvid and Alice Dunn.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

JOHN TYSON "J. T." DUNN

Services for John Tyson "J. T." Dunn were Saturday at the W. E. Pegues Jefferson Street Chapel with the Rev. Terry Ledbetter officiating.

Dunn. 81, died Dec. 13, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was horn Oct. 29, 1920, in Lee County to John William and Jenny Merchant Dunn.

Lie was a lifelong resident of Tupelo. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a truck driver for Mid-South Packers, retiring after 45 years. He was a member of East Heights Baptist Church. He was an avid vegetable gardener and, in his earlier years. lie enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Shirley of Tupelo; a brother, James Russell Dunn of Cabot, Ark.; six grandchildren, Mike Shirley and his wife, Katcri, of Garland, Texas, Kim Maxwell and her husband, Kevin, Chris Shirley, Jody Shirley, John Shirley and Brandon Shirley, all of Tupelo; foul great-grandchildren, Chad Shirley, Brittany Shirley, Hayley Maxwell and Harrison Maxwell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clydie Campbell Dunn, on July 19, 1997; hip parents: two sisters, Occol Meador and Mary Agnes Scruggs; and a brother, Rawdor Dunn.

Pallbearers will be Mike Shirley, Chris Shirley, Kevin Maxwell, Louis Clark, Thomas Scruggs and Greg Scruggs.

Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.

 

JUANITA DUNN

BOONEVILLE - Juanita Dunn, 82, died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at her home after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church. She loved fishing, cooking, gardening and flowers.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Johnson and Bro. Nathan Harrison officiating. Burial was in the Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne Beasley of New Site and Emma Estes of Booneville; two sons, Kenneth Dunn of New Site and Wayne Dunn of Pontotoc; one sisters, Beatrice Holley of Marietta; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hester Dunn; and one great-grandchild, Megan Beasley.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Ronny, Mike and Stan Beasley, Mark, Calvin and Myron Estes and Jesse Dunn. Honorary pallbearers were Carl and James Horn, Clovis Isbell, Toby Thonton, Rod Beasley and Jeremy Lawson.

 

LORENE DUNN

OXFORD - Lorene Liles Dunn, 77, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Oxford.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. Jerry Patterson and the Rev. John McMullen officiating. Burial will be in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Lee Dunn of Oxford; one daughter, Linda Dunn Echols of Oxford; two sons, James R. Dunn of Hernando and Terry L. Dunn of Southaven; one brother, John Lewis Liles of Iuka; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

 

OREN FRANCIS DUNN

Oren Francis Dunn, founder and curator of Tupelo City Museum, died Sunday at the North Mississippi Medical Center after suffering a heart attack more than a week ago.  "Friends and city leaders lauded the contribution he made in creating the museum and guiding its growth to a large complex with collections that ranged from prehistoric times to the space age.

Mr. Dunn has left a legacy for Tupelo. Every single person for the rest of time will

Oren Dunn be beholden to him, because he built the museum for all of us," said Jim High, a Tupelo business and civic leader.

"It's just incumbent on the city as a governmental entity, and on each individual citizen, to make sure that the museum continues as the fine place he established."

Gen. Sam Fleming, executive director of Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the community would miss Dunn, who had given so much in the quiet way of an unsung hero.

Fleming talked about the value of the museum both as a tourist attraction and a place for local people to enjoy and especially stressed the educational opportunities it afforded to schoolchildren from all around the Tupelo area who toured the facility.

Not only am I going to miss him, but people, the community as a whole, will miss him. I've lost a dear friend," Fleming said.

He's done so much for Tupelo. He's been special. He has played on the team, always concerned with giving credit to other people.

His time and efforts and energy have gone to the betterment of anyone who's been associated with him," Fleming said.

Since it opened in 1984, the museum has drawn thousands of students each year on class tours, and Dunn was particularly interested in children and in teaching them local history.

A native of Coweta, Okla., Dunn attended Northeastern Oklahoma University and the University of Southern California. He moved to Tnpelo in 1972, having retired from the Northrop Aircraft Co., after 30 years in the aircraft industry. He worked for Hancock Textile Co., before retiring again in 1983.

He received honors for his civic contributions from the Sons of the American Revolution and from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Dunn approached Tupelo city officials in 1983 and proposed housing a museum in existing buildings at what is now Ballard Park. He asked for a salary of $1 a year, which he said would make his job legal, and went to work.

The museum opened in 1984, and has grown into an extensive complex, with the largest and most diverse collections in the state. Until the day he entered the hospital, Dunn continued to work at the museum - leading tours, enlisting volunteers, designing displays, and planning new exhibits.

'Dudie's Diner, a landmark from Crosstown, was one of the most -recent acquisitions to be opened to the public. In his latest project, Dunn was negotiating to bring an antique cotton press to the museum grounds.

Services for Dunn will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Sammy Simpson officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the ftmeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tupelo City Museum, P.O. Box 2674, Tupelo, MS 38802.

 

JOHNNIE DUNNAM

BALDWYN - Johnnie Wallis Dunnam, 48, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of the Jericho Baptist Church and the owner of Central Mortgage Co. of Baldwyn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Kesler-Coggins Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Marvin Robbins and Bro. Neal Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Ken Dunnam of Baldwyn; one daughter, Emily Dunnam of Baldwyn; one son, Kenneth Dunnam of Baldwyn; one step-daughter, Tasha Baucum of Wiggins; three step-grandchildren, Carey Baucum, Blake Baucum and Riley Baucum all of Wiggins; her mother, Doris Wallis of Baldwyn; one sister, Nan Austin of Anniston, Ala.; one brother, Mack Wallis of Jumpertown; one niece, Abby Austin, and three nephews, Cory Swain, Justin Swain and Michael Wallis, three aunts, Lucille Wallis, Ruth White and Kate Whitehead, all of Baldwyn.

Pallbearers will be Cory Swain, Justin Swain, Michael Wallis, T.J. McMillan, Tony Gates, Donnie Hamblin, Randy Hitt, Justin Crane and Mike Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis White and Joe Harve Whitehead.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

KENNETH DUNNAM

BALDWYN - Kenneth E. Dunnam, 57, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Jericho Baptist Church and an employee of Southern Pipe & Supply for 25 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Marvin Robbi

Survivors include two daughters, Tasha Baucum of Wiggins and Emily Dunnam of Baldwyn; a son, Kenneth Dunnam of Baldwyn; three grandchildren, Carey, Blake and Riley Baucum of Wiggins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Johnnie Wallis Dunnam; his parents, Lehman and Madeline Dunnam; and a brother, Thomas Dunnam.

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. today.

 

ALLEN LYNN "TOJO" DURHAM

Allen Lynn "Tojo" Durham, 26, died Tuesday, July 13, 2000 near Paris, Tenn. as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Jan 4, 1974, the son of Alert and Kathy Elliott Durham. He w a truck driver.

Graveside sides were held Wednesday, June 14, at Jumpertown Cemetery.  A memorial service was held at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday 15, with Elder Rick, Taylor officiating.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Allen sad Pat Durham of Booneville; his mother and stepfather, Kathy and Jerry Reynolds of the Alpine community; a son, Tyler Durham, of Jumpertown; two brothers. Jason Durham, of Tupelo and Sam Durham of New Albany, a half‑brother Matthew Durham of Booneville, a half‑sister, Jessie, Wallace of .Jumpertown, two uncles, Steve Elliott and James Elliott, both of Dresden. Tenn., and Terry Milton of Knoxville. Tenn.

 

 

AZILEE DURHAM

JUMPERTOWN ‑ Azilee Durham, 81, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley after a long illness. She was a seamstress.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville, with Elder Rickey Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Jumper­town Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Frances Yates and her husband, Terry, of Jumpertown, and Carol Ozbirn at Jackson: five sons, Bill Yates and his wife, Nona, of Senora. Calif., Charles Durham and his wife, Freida, of Hickman, Tenn., David Durham and his wife, Betty, of Paragould, Ark., Allen Durham and his wife, Pal, of Booneville, and Charlie Durham and his wife. Donna, of Jumpertown, four sisters, Edith Cole, Maxine Lumbsdon, Helen Patterson and Wanda Mosauuini, all of Salinas, Calif.; 26 grandchildren; sev­eral great‑grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband, David "Pete" Durham; her parents, Bud and Tattle Yates; and a daughter, Viola Cobb.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

BRAXTON DURHAM

BOONEVILLE ‑ Braxton Shane Durham, the newborn son of Chris and Summer Durham, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. N. Y.

Stateroom services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Booneville Fu­neral Home with Bro. Bon Dail offici­ating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents; his grandparents, Gary Johnson, Frances Johnson, and Roger and Tami Perkerson, all of Booneville; two aunts, Julie Johnson and Anissa Peterson, both of Booneville; two uncles, Gre­gory Durham of Tishomingo and Michael Jackson of Booneville; a cousin, Olivia Johnson of Booneville

Visitation will be from noon to ser­vice time Saturday.

 

JOHN E. DURHAM

IUKA - John E. Durham, 66, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at his home after a long illness. He was a fun-loving person who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Donald Gould officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his caregiver, Doris McClung of Rienzi; two sons, Johnny Durham of Douglasville, Ga., and Jeffery Durham of Bremen, Ga.; two daughters, Kathy Schweitzer of Douglasville, Ga., and Christy Stacy of Rienzi; a sister, Faye Higdon of Southaven; four grandchildren, Cassi Gammill of Douglasville, Ga., Cassey Durham of Bremen, Ga., and Taylor Durham and Hunter Stacy, both of Rienzi.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Garland and Pauline Wilkerson Durham; a brother, Dick G. Durham; a sister, Ruth D. Woodruff; and a son, Tony Dewayne Durham.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Brown, Kenneth Patterson, Stanley Brumley, Stacy Parker and Butch Timbes.

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

Memorials may be made to the Heart to Heart Hospice.

 

MARY E. DURHAM

IUKA - Mary E. Durham, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Joy Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with her family.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Bill Flippo and Bro. Clyde Vinson officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Berlon Durham, Charles Durham, Jimmy Durham and Roger Durham, all of Iuka; a brother, R.T. Flannagan of Tishomingo; two sisters, Lucille Thompkins of Red Bay, Ala., and Willie Mae Dooley of Iuka; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boney E. Durham; a son, Paul Durham; a daughter, Eulene Davis; and a great-granddaughter, Jana Beth Sheffield.

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

 

PAUL DURHAM

BALDWYN - Paul Durham, 59, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

He was a Baptist, a police officer for the city of Baldwyn, a member of Baldwyn Masonic Lodge #108 and a veteran.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Neal Davis officiating. Burial will be in Beech Springs Cemetery in Tupelo.

Survivors include his wife, Reba Durham of Baldwyn; his children, Myra Young and her husband, Winston, of Baldwyn, Rick Durham and his wife, Carla of Baldwyn, Susan Goodin of Baldwyn, Alice Randle of Tupelo and Brandy Matthews of Arkansas; his mother, Marie Julius and her husband Bob of Baldwyn; two sisters, Barbara Williams and Linda Durham of Baldwyn; three brothers, J. W. Durham of Bradford, Ark., Freddie Durham of Mantachie and Dan Durham of Tupelo; eight grandchildren, Corey Durham, Hannah Durham, Hillary Durham, James Allen Young, Zachary Randle, Grady Randle, Kelsey Matthews and Caleb Harris.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed Durham; a sister Lura Christian; and a brother Pete Durham.

Pallbearers will be David Young, Bill King, Joe Vess, Chip Raines, Robert Kearns and Winston Young.

 

MARIE STANFORD DURHAM

Marie Stanford Durham, 59, of Tishomingo died Monday, May 29, 2000 at the Iuka Hospital. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Winford Durham.

Mrs. Durham is survived by her mother, Fannie Standford, Iuka; 3 daughters, Tresa Little, Bakersfield, CA, Lesa Anthony, Grand Junction, CO, Debbie South, Tishomingo, Ms; 5 sisters, Frances East, Iuka, Connie Dillard, Iuka, Sue McKee, Iuka, Shirley Hagood, Burnsville Ms, Sheila Robbins, Golden Ms; 4 brothers, McArthur Stanford, Howard Stanford, Johnny Stanford, Marty Stanford all of Iuka; 7 grandchildren, Aaron and Keelie Little, Steven, Stephanie, and Cindi Anthony, Preston and Shelbie South.

Visitation was Tuesday night at the funeral home.

Graveside Services will be on Thursday, June 1, 2000 at 2 p.m. Internment will be in the Corinth National Cemetery, Corinth, Ms. Rev. Steve Corbett officiating.

 

WILLIE MAI DURM

CORINTH - Willie Mai Durm, 79, died Monday, March 31, 2003, at her home after a long illness. She was born Dec. 8, 1923, in Tullahoma, Tenn., to Fritz Poe Sr. and Callie Muse Poe. She married Douglas Durm on July 27, 1946, in Rossville, Ga. They lived in Pecos, Texas, and in Corinth, where they were the owners of Durm's Office Machines. She joined Colonial Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, in 1947. She was currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Corinth. She joined the Order of the Eastern Star in Pecos, Texas, in 1949. She had been a member of the Corinth Chapter No. 27 Order of the Eastern Star for the last 40 years. She held many offices and received many honors.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dennis Smith officiating and at 2 p.m. Friday at Beech Hill Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Tenn., with Bro. Jimmy Durm officiating. Burial will be in Beech Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, Tenn.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Douglas Durm of Corinth; a daughter, Harriet Durm Clardy of Corinth; two grandsons, Chad Clardy and Chris Clardy, both of Corinth; two sisters, Mary Alice Kline of Cocoa, Fla., and Betty Gold and husband, Bill, of Huntsville, Ala.; five first cousins, including Sarah Clark and Dorothy Bennett; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Callie Poe Gault; her father, Fritz Helee Poe Sr.; two sisters, Mildred Juanita Poe and Wanda tillery; and three brothers, Fritz Poe Jr., Billy Ray Poe and Charles Howard Poe.

Pallbearers will be Chad Clardy, Chris Clardy, Jerry Latch, Nick Dodd, Colby Carmichael and Travis Armstrong.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Fred Smith, Dr. Leonard Pratt, Charles Muse, Billy Muse and Randy Rhinehart.

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

Memorials may be made to the Gideon Living Memorial Bible Plan.

 

RAYMOND R. DYER

CORINTH - Raymond R. Dyer, 60, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was the manager of Joe's Shoe for 40 years.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at St. Mark M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson's Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his special friend, Anita Meridith of Corinth; three brothers, Robert Earl Green, Herbert H. Dyers Jr. and Eddie Lee Dyer, all of Corinth; two sisters, Diane Kelly and her husband, Michael, of Conway, S.C., and Mary Dyer Hodges and her husband, Cleo, of Jackson; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Sr. and Haddie Dyer; one sister, Debra S. Dyer; three brothers, Willie Junior Green, Pete Dyer and Bobby Charles Dyer.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

ELTON GRAY DYESS SR.

Elton Gray Dyess Sr., 88, a native of Waynesboro, Miss. and longtime resident of Montgomery, Ala., died Wednes­day, Nov. 29, 2000.

Services were Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. St. Marks United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark LaBranche an the Rev. Earl Andrews officiating. Burial was in Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Alabama Heritage Funeral Home was i charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dyess was retired with over 35 years of service with Mutual Savings Life Insurance Company.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lowise Winfield Dyess, a native of Booneville; six children, Cammie and Jack Mercer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Brenda and Joe Sterling of Nashville, Tenn., Bud Dyess of Montgomery, Ala., Bill and Ginger Dyess of Pensacola, Fla., David and Kristi Dyess of Mont­gomery, Ala., and Patricia Randall of Florida; 13 grandchil­dren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Marks United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

LEONARD DYSON

CORINTH - Leonard "Penny" Dyson, 71, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center. He was a retired purchaser for Quartet Corp. He was a graduate of Corinth High School and served in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan. He was a member of the Holly Baptist Church and the American Legion. He loved his family and enjoyed his church, baseball and the American Legion.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Marrow and Bro. Keith Dowden officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Maurice Cornelius Dyson of Corinth; one son, Dale Keith Dyson and wife, Rita, of Corinth; two brothers, H.D. Dyson and wife, Joyce, of Amarillo, Texas, and Billy Wayne Dyson and wife, Doris, of Corinth; two sisters, Lila Poindexter of Glen and Ada Lee Jones of Corinth; two grandchildren, Hope McDonald of Manning, S.C., and husband, Sr. Chief Petty Officer Mark McDonald, serving in Iraq, and Rachel Sobota and husband, Steve, of Cordova, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Megan McDonald and Noah Mc Donald.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel B. and Nicie Hamilton Dyson; and two brothers, Gilbert Dyson and James Dyson.

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

 

EARLINE DYSART

BOONEVILLE ‑ Earline Houston Dyson, 82, died Tuesday, Aug 24, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was

member of Grace Baptist Church in Nashville, and was married t( Martin Lee Murdock who preceded her in death.

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

Survivors include one daughter Connie Clanton and husband, Dee of Concord, N. H.; one son. Tot Murdock and wife, Repay, o Nashville; six sisters, Myrtle Stephens of Tupelo, Trecia; Cartwright, Syble Tollison and Lee Barron, all of Booneville, Ila Wilmoth of Helena, Ala., and Carolyn Montgomery of Pearl; three grandchildren. Tammye Harbor Martye Gregg and Natalie Clanton and two great‑grandchildren, Bran don and Geoffrey Harbor.

Visitation will be held until service time today.

 

 

LARRY DYSON

CORINTH - Larry Dewayne "Strang" Dyson, 49, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a former brick mason and disabled. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman-Family Chapel with Bro. Ricky Willis and Bro. Malcolm Garrett officiating. Burial will be in the Vanderford Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Morrow Dyson of Corinth; his parents, Larry Joe and Delores Faye Gilliam Dyson of Corinth; two daughters, Tabitha White and husband, Tony, of Corinth, Tracy Rowe and husband, Joseph, of Fort Smith, Ark.; three sisters, Debra Comte and husband, Patrick, of Nashville, Carolyn Phillips and husband, Billy Joe, of Kossuth, and Patricia Jones and husband, Steven, of Olive Branch; two brothers, Michael E. Dyson and fiancee, Jeannie Gray, and Darrell Dyson, all of Corinth; two grandchildren, Shaianne White and Trey White of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Joe Dyson; and his grandparents, William Robert and Tomy E. Gilliam, and Robert and Illa V. Dyson.

Pallbearers will be Justin Jones, Barry Hickman, Daniel Burcham, Michael Comte, Bill Meeks, David Burcham, Ron Oliver and Keith Barnes.

 

 

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