EWELL JOHNS

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Ewell Johns, 69, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at St. Vincent Special Care in Little Rock, Ark. He was a member of New Life Church in Scott, Ark., and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in the Tishomingo Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Womack of Bartlett, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Leann Wickliffe of Jacksonville, Ark.; a sister, Glendale Burns of Olive Brandh; a grandchild, Eli Womack of Bartlett, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Kramer Johns.

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

Memorials may be made to the New Life Church in Scott, Ark.

 

RUTH JOHNS

GLEN - Ruth Sutton Johns, 78, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born April 16, 1925, in White Bluff, Tenn., to the late Clyde and Viola Sutton. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed flowers and caring for others.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Cecil Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Johns Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Johns of Corinth, and Donald Johns and wife, Donna, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two daughters, Rita Lowery and husband, James, and Teresa Campbell and husband, Bill, all of Glen; five grandchildren, Christy Moore and husband, Jermey, Shannon Palmer and husband, Bradley, Joshua Johns, Sheena Campbell and Nathan Johns.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Johns; her parents, Clyde and Viola Sutton; and several brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Friday.

 

EDNA PEARL JOHNSEY

Edna Pearl Johnsey, 81, formerly of Rienzi, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 1995, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Corinth.

Services were Monday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial was in Forrest Mentioned Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Joinery was the widow of Vera James Johnsey. She was a Baptist.

She is survived by three sons, Norman Johnsey and Keith Johnsey, both of Rienzi, and Bert Johnsey of Cordova, Tenn., two daughters. Janie Edmonds of Hueytown, Ala., and Sylvia Austin of Corinth, three brothers, Otis Rinehart of Memphis, Raymond Rinehart of Batesville and Fray Rinehart of Rienzi, lied sisters, Ruth Clark of Biloxi and Ester Doyle of Rienzi; eight grandchildren and one great‑grandchild.

 

 

A. F. JOHNSON

NEW SITE - Abner Flavil "A.F" Johnson, 87, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at his home. He was a retired farmer, maintenance worker for the Natchez Trace and school bus driver. He was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He enjoyed fishing, and squirrel and coon hunting. He was the son of the late Cleve and Annie Crowson Johnson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Siloam United Methodist Church with Bro. Charles McGill and Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mable Edwards Johnson; three daughters, Carolyn Taylor and husband, Benny, and Judy Stutts and husband, Wayne, all of New Site, and Debra Searcy and husband, Jackie, of Columbus; two sons, Clifford F. "Bo" Johnson and wife, Lisa, of Booneville and Stanley Wayne Johnson and wife, Vonda Kay, of New Site; a sister, Mary Faye Jackson of Booneville; two brothers, T. J. Johnson and wife, Gretchen, of New Site, and Eulas Ray Johnson of Florence, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Doug Taylor, Rod Taylor, David Johnson, Paul Johnson, Anthony Searcy, Jacquilin Deaton, Morgan Johnson, Daniel Stutts and Hannah Johnson; nine great-grandchildren.

His grandsons and Tony Deaton will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

AGNES JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - Agnes Marie Johnson, 74, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville after several years of failing health. She was born June 4, 1929, in Phil Campbell, Ala., to Lumpkin and Anne Holland Johnson. She lived for about 40 years in a board and care home in Stockton, Calif., and returned to Booneville in April 2001 to live with Clois and Estelle Wright. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Grant Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in Phil Campbell Cemetery in Phil Campbell, Ala.

Survivors include her caregivers, Clois and Estelle Wright of Booneville; three nieces and nine nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Dewey, Curtis, Conard, Alonzo, Hershel, James, Ray and Edwin Johnson; and a sister, Willie Mae Johnson Yarber.

Pallbearers will be Chester Davis, Tompall Wright, Charles Milam, John Ferrell, Jimmy Wright, Dan Wilson and Clois Wright.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Longwood Community Living Center.

 

ANSEL JOHNSON

CORINTH - Ansel Johnson, 74, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born April 1, 1930, in Collierville, Tenn. He lived in Corinth most of his life. He worked at Corinth Brick and Tile for 27 years and retired from Outdoors Communications Inc. after 20 years. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and a past Master of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed traveling; his dogs, Rebel, Dixie, Lisa and Princess; and riding with Princess in a golf cart picking up neighborhood children and giving them a ride.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Randy Bostick and Dr. Leonard Pratt officiating. Burial will be in Corinth City Cemetery with Masonic rites.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Joyce Ann Briggs Johnson of Corinth; a stepson, David Cochran and wife, Libby, of Raleigh, N. C.; two stepdaughters, Debbie Robinson and husband, Bill, of Meridian, and Dianne Burcham and husband, Mike, of Guys, Tenn.; two brothers, Amon R. Johnson and wife, Dorothy, of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Andy Charles Johnson and wife, Gloria, of Purcellville, Ala.; three grandchildren, Steve Huggins and Waverley Cochran of Raleigh, N. C., and Ashley Burcham of Guys, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a sister-in-law, Linda Roberts and husband, Larry, of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy Johnson and Eda Hale Johnson.

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

Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, 1101 S. Harper Road, Corinth MS 38834.

 

ARLEN JOHNSON

RIENZI - Arlen Walker Johnson, 85, died Friday, July 8, 2005, after a brief illness. He was born March 15, 1920. He attended Smith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. After returning from the war, he joined the CCC program. Later he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a rural letter carrier for 36 years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and devoting time to his family. He was a loving husband for 63 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Short officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle Thompson Johnson; a son, Billy Arlen Johnson and wife, Sandie, of Rienzi; two sisters, Dorothy Palmer of Rienzi and Inez Mills of Biggersville; a brother, Guy Johnson of Rienzi; two grandchildren, Mark Arlen Johnson and Amy Robinson; four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Johnson, and four brothers, Orville, Dennis, Herman and Manuel Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Phillips, Mark Arlen Johnson, Tommy Thompson, Brian Kelly, Jason Frost and Kenneth Johnson.

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

 

AVIS BEE JOHNSON

Avis Bee Johnson, 76, of Florence, Ala., died Sunday, March 21, 1999, after a brief illness.

Services were Tuesday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at Spry Funeral Home in Florence with the Rev. Mike Stonebreaker and the Rev. Edd Lawrence officiating. Entombment was in Tn-Cities Mausoleum.

Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Prentiss County and had resided in Florence since 1948. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church of Florence. She was a Christian and devoted wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma Lou Bearden and Willie Eddie Horn; brothers, Leland Horn, James Hannon Home and Fred Horn; and sisters, Willie Mae Moreland, Mattie Bell Barnes and Ann Holley.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Eulas Ray (E. R.) Johnson of Florence; four daughters, Jimmie Kelsoe and her husband, Jerry, Sandra Pitts and her husband, Ronald (Ronnie), and Pam Green, all of Florence, and Patsy Lawrence and her husband, Edd, of Como. a sister, Katie Green of Booneville; two brothers, Bobby Horn of Booneville and Billy Home of Oakland; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, 18 nephews and 21 nieces.

Her grandsons and sons-in-law were pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Family Life Center Building Fund, 2705 Co. Road 222, Florence, AL 35633.

 

BEATRICE L. JOHNSON

Beatrice L. Johnson, 85, of Booneville, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Alcorn Care Inn after a lengthy illness.

Services were Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at Jacinto Church of Christ with Minister Terry Roberts officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of Jacinto Church of Christ and a retired factory worker, having worked at Garan in Corinth and Prentiss Manufacturing in Booneville. She was born in Prentiss County to the late Billy Fate and Martha "Mattie" Johnson Lambert.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph D. Johnson and his wife, Tiny, and Troy L. Johnson and his wife, Venus, all of Booneville, two sisters, Donnie Jones of Booneville and Ilene Bain of Biggersville; one brother, Grover Lambert of Booneville; two granddaughters, Pam Harris and her husband, Jackie, and Penny Stephens and her husband, Tony; three great-grandchildren, Leah Harris, Jill Harris and Carlen Stephens.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers were Don Lambert, Hoyle Lambert, Tommy Taylor, Doyle Taylor, Tony Stephens and Jackie Harris.

 

BERTHA JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - Bertha Ediston Johnson, 88, died Friday, May 10, 1996, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Eugene Vardaman Johnson. She was a retired homemaker and a resident of the Longwood Manor for the past several years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three daughters, ZuAnn King and her husband, William, and Marie Parks, all of Booneville, and Georgia Davenport and her husband, Robert, of Humboldt, Tenn.; two sons, Mose Johnson and his wife, Kirn, of Booneville, and Vardaman Lee Johnson and his wife, Sandra, of Saudi Arabia and Whigham, Ga.; one sister, Vista Peeks of LaPorte, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Hoyle Parks

 

BESSIE JOHNSON

WHEELER ‑ Bessie I. Johnson, 89, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center: She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Melvin Harrison and Bro. Dean Speed officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Jane Shook of Frankstown, Thelma Hill of Baldwyn and Joan Neblett and her husband, Busby, of Wheeler; one son, Boyd Johnson of Wheeler; 17 grandchildren; 11 great‑grandchildren bran; three great‑great‑grandchil­dren.

She was preceded in death by bar husband. W. H. "Will" Johnson; one daughter, Lanie Johnson; one son, Thomas Johnson; four sisters; five brothers; one grandchild, Fill Johnson; three great‑grandchildren, Shane Hill, Mitzi Ray and Matthew Hill.

Pallbearers will be Marion Hill, Marry Hill, Keith Hill, David Shook, Jackie Neblett, Mike Shook, Larry Shook and Bryan Johnson. "

 

CHARLES H. JOHNSON JR.

Charles H. Johnson Jr., 75, of Memphis, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.

Services were Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at Highland Heights Presbyterian Church. A committal service was held at Little Brown Free Will Baptist Church in the New Site community at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Johnson was a World War II veteran, a member of Highland Heights Presbyterian Church in Memphis and a deacon, elder and Sunday School superintendent combined 30 years. He was a retired employee of Witco Company where he was in quality control.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sarah Johnson; two sons, I James Terry Johnson of Memphis and Charles Stuart Johnson of Seaford, Del.; two daughters, Catherine Elizabeth Johnson of El Paso, Texas and Lydia Irene Johnson of Memphis; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Green of Corinth; and five grandchildren.

 

CARRIE JOHNSON

Funeral services for Carrie Omie Johnson, 90, of Corinth, were held at 11 a.m. Feb. 29 at Corinthian Funeral Home with the Revs. Benny McKinney and Lowell Johnson officiating. Burial was in Henry Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Born May 24, 1909 to the late Jim and Loutishie Pannel Young, the Prentiss County native was a L.P.N. at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo and a member of the Freewill Baptist faith.

 

CECIL JOHNSON

IUKA - Cecil Johnson, 81, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a butcher for 44 years and a meat market manager for Nelson's Supermarket and Piggly Wiggly. He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church and Iuka Lodge No. 94 F&AM. He had a love for everyone, especially the children in his community, most of whom called him "Papa."

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harmony United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Napier and the Rev. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Christine Bullard Johnson of Iuka; a sister, Arnell Lambert of Iuka.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gene Johnson; his parents, Ed and Lona Johnson; a brother, James Clyde Johnson; and two sisters, Ruby Letchworth and Ora Mae Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Greg Enlow, Bobby Wimbish, Flint Steel, Dan Young, Jackie Bryant, Jimmy Whitfield, Danny Rowsey and Leroy Davis.

Honorary pallbearers wll be Jack Nelson, Bobby Enlow, L.D. Phifer, Cecil Phifer, Clinton Barnett, Barney Dick, Don McNeely, Amos Bates, Bobby Gist, Junior Whitehurst, Pauly Nunley and Dale Medley.

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

Memorials may be made to the Harmony United Methodist Church Steeple Fund, 117 CR 238, Iuka, MS 38852.

 

CLELLON JOHNSON

MANTACHIE - Clellon "C. A." Johnson, 85, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at his home in the Ratliff community after a long illness. He was a farmer and a retired factory employee. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Elbert Boutwell, Bro. Wayne Cox and Bro. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Evelyn Johnson of Ratliff; a daughter, Joyce Pettigo of Ratliff; two sons, Jimmy Johnson and wife, Jane, of Ratliff, and Ricky Johnson and wife, Billie, of Tupelo; a sister, Dorothy Hutcheson of Ridgely, Tenn.; a brother, Lelon Johnson and wife, Vivian, of Ratliff; two grandchildren, Mitchell Pettigo and wife, Ramona, and Terry Johnson and wife, Teresa; great-grandchildren, Heather and Stephen Pettigo, and Haley and Alex Johnson; three stepgrandchildren, Steve West and wife, Debbie, Timothy West and wife, Penny, and Donnie West and wife, Michelle; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Matt West, Cody West, Kelly West and Kaylan West.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Chester Pettigo; six brothers, Troy Johnson, Chesley Johnson, Clyde Johnson, Vaudrie "Bud" Johnson, Junior Johnson and his twin, Clinnon Johnson; and two sisters, Oler Allred and Audrie Connell.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Johnson, Danny Johnson, Chris Johnson, Eli Johnson, William Johnson, Clint Oswalt, Rodney Dill, Wayne King and Guyton Hinds.

 

DANIEL WALLACE JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - Daniel Wallace Johnson, 61, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born June 19, 1939, to Earl and Ernie Bell Smith Johnson. He worked as an auto parts counter salesman until his retirement in 1993. He served eight years in the National Guard. Until his health failed, he was a member and active deacon at Tuscumbia Baptist Church, where he was in charge of the Jail Devotion Program for many years. He was devoted to his family and church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Tuscumbia Baptist Church in Booneville with Bro. Jason Pilcher and Bro. Earl Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Margie Owens Johnson; one son, Wallace Delane Johnson of Booneville; his mother, Ernie Bell Smith Johnson of Booneville; one sister, Hellen Norris of Booneville; one nephew, Richard Norris of Booneville; two great-nephews, Matthew and Blake Norris.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Mike Reece, Greg Owens, Wayne Owens, Darrie Owens, John Owens and Jimmy Shook.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Tuscumbia Baptist Church: Jerry Purvis, Quitman Ashcraft, Horace Huddleston, Jimmy Henderson, Harvey Shook and Kevin Hare.

Visitation will continue until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

WALLACE JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE ‑ Darnel Wallace Johnson, 61, died Monday, Feb 12 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after along illness He was born June 19, 1939, to Earl and Erin Bell Smith Johnson. He worked as an auto parts counter salesman until hl retirement in 1993. He served eight years in the National Guard. Until hi health failed, he was a member an active deacon at Tuscumbia Baptist Church, where he was in charge o the Jail Devotion Program for man years. He was devoted to his family and church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today al the Tuscumbia Baptist Church m Booneville with Bro. Jason Pitcher and Bro. Earl Owens officiating. Burial well be in the Tuscumbia Cemetery McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Margie Owens Johnson, one son, Wallace Delene Johnson of Booneville; his mother, Ernie Bell Smith Johnson of Booneville: one sis­ter, Hellen Horns of Booneville; one nephew, Richard Name of Booneville, two great‑nephews, Matthew and Blake Harris.

He was preceded in death by his lather, Earl Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Mike Reece, Greg Owens, Wayne Owens, Dome Owens, John Owens and Jimmy Shook.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Tuscumbia Baptist Church: Jerry Purvis, Quitman Ashcratt, Horace Huddleston, Jimmy Henderson, Harvey Shook and Kevin Hare.

Visitation will continue until 2 p m today at the funeral home.

 

DAVID E. JOHNSON

MARIETTA - David E. Johnson, 74, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Kingsley Family Worship Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ozark Baptist Church with Bro. Dempsey Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery. Kesler-Coggins Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, David Johnson Jr. of Marietta; a sister, Katie Hendrix of Marietta; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Johnson, and his parents, Luther and Katherine Johnson.

Pallberers will be Jerry Taylor, Marty Rock, Chris Smith, Billy Hendrix, Ricky Hendrix and Jimmy Hendrix.

Don Stout will be an honorary pallbearer.

 

DAVID JOHNSON

            BALDWYN ‑ David Lee Johnson, 68, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at his home after along illness. He was a foreman for Patterson Construction Company for several years. He was a farmer and a member of South Prentiss Baptist Church. He enjoyed raising vegetables and hunting

            Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeff Hughes and Bra Thomas Langley officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

            Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth "Lib" Johnson of Baldwyn; four sons, Jerry and Trish Johnson, Eddie and Rhonda Johnson, and Tim and Tammy Johnson, all of Baldwyn, and Mike and Peggy Johnson of Marietta; six sisters, Shirley Roberts and Myreal Davidson of Baldwyn, Alline Albin and Billie Payne of Denham Springs, La., Duty Jordan of Baton Rouge, and Edith Dixon of Bryant, Ark.; six grandchildren, Miranda Goolsby and her husband, Tim, Jeremy Johnson, [racy Johnson, Jessie Johnson, Kale Johnson and Clay Johnson; two step grandchildren, Jeannie Greene and her husband, Malcolm, and Lisa Riddle; a step great-grandchild. J. D. Greene.

            He was preceded ill beast by his par­ents, Rank and Gracie Johnson; a broth­er, Darrell Johnson; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marvin and Zelma Glenn.

            Pallbearers will be Gene Pharr, Mack Moore, Lynn Swindle, Buddy Pate, Von Michael and Fm Hill.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Mark Matthews, Anne Tynes, Dr. John Phillips, Tina Kholmer, the Home Health nurses and the men of South Panties Baptist Church.

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

 

DWIGHT JOHNSON

Dwight Johnson, 64, of Iuka, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at Turn-Martin Road in Iuka as a result of an automobile accident.

Funeral service Thursday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at Forked Oak Baptist Church with key Johnson and the Rev. Bobby Johnson officiating. Burial was in `Church Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnson was a member of Providence Baptist Church and an Army veteran

Survived by two sons, Rickey D. Johnson and Vick L. Johnson, both of two sisters, Opal Holder and Cleo Bain, both of Tishomingo; one brother Robert Johnson of Tishomingo; and four grandchildren.

 

EARN JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - William Earn Johnson, 91, died Monday, Oct. 2, 1995, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of Old Union Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev, Jerry George and the Rev. Danny Short officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Verlon Willis of Booneville; three grandchildren, Harold Johnson and his wife, Terry, Glenda Johnson and her husband, Dillard, and Gerald Johnson and his wife, Darlene, all of Booneville; six great-grand- children, Randy Johnson, Steven Johnson, Lacey Johnson, Cathy McKinney and Nathan McKinney, all of Booneville, and Brandon Johnson of Tupelo; two step great- grandchildren, Jody Jackson and Derek Johnson, both of Fulton.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today.

 

ELLEN C. JOHNSON

CORINTH - Ellen Christine Johnson, 69, died Friday, March 26, 2004, at the McNairy County Healthcare Center in Selmer, Tenn. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Coleman Family Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Bates officiating. Burial will be in the Fraley's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Desiree Briley of Anniston, Ala.; a special friend, Shirley Wilson of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Lela Mae Greer Marlar; and one daughter, Ellen Renea Briley.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

 

ELMER JOHNSON

BALDWYN - Elmer Johnson, 72, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was retired from the auto industry.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Cagle and Bro. Kevin Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in the East Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Johnson of Baldwyn; a daughter, Shirley Roberts of Baldwyn; two sons, Richard Johnson and Debbie of Troy, and Bo Johnson and Dawn of Baldwyn; a sister, Juanita Gambell of Buchanan, Ga.; four brothers, Elton "Punk" Johnson of Baldwyn, Max Johnson of Beach Park, Ill., Andy Johnson of Trevor, Wis., and Gerald Johnson of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Breanna Johnson, Kinsey Johnson, Paityn Johnson, Jessie Tyra, Shannon Stacy, Jeffery Roberts, Scott Roberts, Jason Mumlin, Wendy Johnson and Jeremy Johnson; seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ricky Roberts, and two brothers, Paul Jack Johnson and Billy Ray Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Roberts, Joey Tyra, Chris Stacy, Scott Roberts, Jeremy Johnson and Jason Mumlin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Agnew and Paul Griffin.

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

 

EMILY JOHNSON

IUKA - Emily Sharee Johnson, 16, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, as the result of an automobile accident in luka. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Tishomingo, where she was a youth teacher. She was a junior at Tishomingo County High School, where she was vice president of Future Business Leaders of Ameri­ca and a member of the Beta Club and the Student Council.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Highland Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Johnson and Bro. Mavous Phifer officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery near Burton. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Bro. Bobby and Diana Johnson of Dennis; one brother, Marcus Lee Johnson of Dennis; her grandfather and step­grandmother, J.C. and Tona Barnes of Booneville; her grandmother, Marie Barnes of Cairo; her grandfather, Robert Johnson of Cairo; a special friend, Jason Stuart of luka.

She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Mozelle Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the junior class and faculty at Tishomingo County High School.

Visitation will be at Highland Baptist Church until service time.

Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes.

 

ESSIE VELMA JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - Essie Velma Johnson, 83, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at her home in Booneville. She was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Prentiss County. She worked at Booneville Cleaners. She was a faithful member of Mt. Olive M. B. Church and a choir member until her health failed.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Olive M. B. Church in Booneville. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Springfield's Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Eva Bullock of Beloit, Wisc., and Glenda Williams (Billy) of Booneville; two sons, Larry Johnson of Rockford, Ill., and Charles Johnson ( Linda) of Marion, Ind.; one sister, Louise Ware (Frank) of Beloit, Wisc.; one brother, Billy Garner of Tampa, Fla.

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

 

ESTLEEN JOHNSON

GOLDEN - Estleen Whitehead Johnson, 60, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Burton to the late James Monroe and Alpha South Whitehead. She was a bank teller and an active member of the Fairview Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Baptist Church with Bro. Gene O'Brian officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas Johnson of Golden; three daughters, Donna Reeves and husband, Tommy, and Tanya Holcomb and husband, David, all of Belmont, and Shannon Pruitt and husband, Brad, of Golden; six grandchildren, Emily Holcomb, Alivia Holcomb, Hannah Reeves, Abby Reeves, Carlea Barnes and Brady Pruitt; three sisters, Quay Stewart of Hammond, La., Virginia McCoy of Fulton and Mary Sue Smith of Burton; two brothers, Earl Whitehead of Counce, Tenn., and Bill Whitehead of Kentwood, La.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Edith Mae Whitehead; and five brothers, Eurchile, Sidney, George W., Jerry and J.D. Whitehead.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Wood, Charles Horn, Harold Russell, Larry Cromeans, Josh Wood and Bryan Wood.

Visitation will be begin at 5:30 p.m. today at the church and continue until service time Tuesday.

 

EXIE JANE JOHNSON

DENNIS - Exie Jane Johnson, 80, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at her residence. She was a member of the Red Bay Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. She was the widow of William Hale Johnson, who died in 1995.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Tom Scott and the Rev. Barry Raper officiating. Burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery in Dennis.

Survivors include one son, Stephen Hale Johnson and his wife, Tracie L., of Dennis; two grandsons, Cody Allen Johnson and Conroy Wade Johnson, both of Dennis; one sister, Marie Armstrong and her husband, James, of Belmont; two brothers, Pat Epps and his wife, Ruby, of Dennis, and Owen Epps and his wife, Ruth, of Bartlett, Tenn.; two nephews, Clifton Orrick and Charles Ray Orrick; one niece, Myra Sue Osborn; a host of other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Shearl Pardue, Mike Howell, Clifton Orrick, La Ray Epps, Tony Osborn and James Armstrong.

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

 

FANNIE JOHNSON

Fannie Johnson, 86, of Booneville, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.

Graveside services were Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at Beckley Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Jones officiating. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn was in charge of arrangements.

She was a member of Beckley Chapel C.M.E. Church.

She is survived by one foster son, Albert Johnson; and one niece, Savannah McGee of Baldwyn.

 

GEORGE C. JOHNSON

George C. Johnson, 75, of Route 2, Advance, Mo., died Tuesday, April 8, 1986, at his home.

Services were Friday, April 11 at 2 p.m., of Morgar-Funeral Home in Advance with the Revs. Naamon Eaker and Steve Winberry officiating.

Burial was in Morgan Memorial Park.

Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 5, 1911, at Marietta, son of the late William and Mary Denson Johnson. He had retired after 21 years as a machinist for Centry Electric in St. Louis. He was also a farmer and a member of the Brownwood General Baptist Church at Brownwood.

He was first married to Velma Newman. She preceded him in death Sept. 26, 1976.On July 23, 1977, he married Anna Branum. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Leon C. Johnson of Poplar Bluff, George C. Johnson Jr. of Dupo, Ill., and James K. Johnson of St. Louis; two step-sons, Orville Branum of Paisley, Ore., and Gean Branum of Tehachapi, Calif. ; two daughters, Mrs. Billie Hiett of Advance and Mrs. Rita Parris of Dellwood, Mo. ; a brother, Tommy Johnson of Booneville; a sister, Mrs. Belle Fuggett of Bloomfield; 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

One brother and a half-sister also preceded him in death. 

 

GRACIE P JOHNSON

            BALDWYN ‑ Gracie P Johnson, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

            Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Ezell officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Cemetery.

            Survivors include six daughters, Aline Albin and Billie Payne, both of Denham Springs, La., Myreal Davidson and Shirley Rebels, both of Baldwyn, Virginia Jordan of Hammond, La., and Edith Dixon of Bryant, Ark.; one son, David Johnson of Marietta; rive sisters, Ada Herring of Amory end Alice Buse of Baldwyn; a special friend, Alex Eckford;27 grandchildren; 48 great‑grandchildren; six great‑great‑grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Rank" Johnson; one son, William Darrell Johnson; four sisters; two brothers.

            Pallbearers will be Alex Eckford, .ferry Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Mike Johnson, Tim Johnson, Neal Roberts, Anthony Roberts, James Province and Jeremy Johnson.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Stevie Payne, Melvin Payne, Jimmy Payne, Jason Hendon, Dome Pridmore, Billy Thompson, Brian Sharp, John Christopher Jordan, Brandon Whitley and John T. Tigner.

 

GRADY JOHNSON

CORINTH - Grady "Snake" Johnson, 88, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at the Hardin County General Hospital in Savannah, Tenn. He was born Oct. 13, 1915, in McNairy County, Tenn., to Curtis and Lessie Flanagan Johnson. He was a retired millwright for Kimberly Clark in Memphis. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Tennessee sergeant-at-arms. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a veteran of the Mississippi National Guard. He enjoyed fishing and watching Atlanta Braves baseball.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery in Walnut.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Manker Jourdan and husband, Wendell, of Corinth; a granddaughter, Katie Manker and fiance, Bryon Ginn; a stepgrandson, Zack Jourdan and wife, Jessica; a stepgranddaughter, Layla Jourdan Borden and husband, Matt; a stepgreat-grandson, T. J. Jourdan; four nephews, Chip Albright, Tommy Parish, Chris Albright, Scott Parish; two nieces, Sherry Oakman and Beth Tankersley; four great-nieces, seven great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Parish Johnson, on Jan. 11, 1993; his parents; and a brother, William Marcus Johnson.

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

Memorials may be made to Pinevale Children's Home, 1872 CR 700, Corinth MS 38834.

 

HARLON C. JOHNSON

WHEELER - Harlon C. Johnson, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab Center in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a retired security officer for Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital and a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. He was a charter member of the Wheeler Booster Club and a member of the Prentiss County Coon Hunters Association. He loved watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports and show horses. He was an avid coon hunter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene Armstrong Johnson; one daughter, Pat Gray and her husband, Gerald, of Booneville; two sons, Carl Junior Johnson of Booneville and Bobby Johnson and his wife, Betty, of Wheeler; 10 grandchildren, Carol Barnes, Pamela Stroupe, Paula Hughes, Jerry Parker, Diane Johnson, Steven Johnson, Michael Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Lori Manna and Patrick Johnson; 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

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

 

HAROLD T. JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - Harold T. Johnson, 89, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born April 16, 1915, to the late J.B. and Frances Wren Johnson in Moncks Corner, S.C. He was a member of the Christian Church. He lived in various places during a military career which spanned 23 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. He also retired from George Tech University in Atlanta, where he worked in nuclear medicines.

The body was donated to the Department of Anatomy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church in Hickory Flat with Bro. Larry West officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Clara McCauley Johnson, and a brother, Weldon Johnson, of Baltimore, Md.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Geraldine Johnson Spires; and a brother, Keith Johnson.

 

HERMON G. JOHNSON

CORINTH - Hermon G. Johnson, 59, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at his home. He was an employee of LTV Steel in Counce, Tenn., and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with Bro. Rob Glidewell officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Tishomingo.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Laverda Ann Johnson of Corinth; two sons, Dwight Johnson and Steve Johnson, both of Corinth; a grandson, Bradley Johnson; three sisters, Pauline Wood and husband, Jimmy, of Michie, Tenn., Loviedeene Davis of Crump, Tenn., and Margie Rickman and husband, Blan, of Corinth; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge and Leathie Rhoades, and a daughter-in-law, Sabina Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of LTV Steel in Counce, Tenn.

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

 

HORTENSE JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - Hortense Johnson, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a faithful member of Beckley Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Beckley Chapel Memorial Garden in Booneville with the Rev. Carl Z. Jones officiating. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three cousins, Clara Guy of Trenton, Ohio, Steven Johnson and wife, Marjorie, of Baldwyn, and Steve Bell of Booneville; an aunt, Margaret Johnson of Eric, Pa.; an uncle, Jim Johnson of Toledo, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lee Taylor and Ida Lou Johnson.

 

HOWARD G. JOHNSON

CORINTH - Howard G. Johnson, 80, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at the Dogwood Plantation Assisted Living Facility. He was born June 3, 1923, in Memphis, Tenn. He moved to Corinth in 1945 where he was employed by Rubel Department Store as an interior decorator. He later moved to Memphis and was associated with Lowensteins and Goldsmiths as a window designer. In 1960 he created the Enchanted Forest at Goldsmiths and he designed and manufactured the first fiber glass manikins. Following retirement he turned his talents to fine oil painting, which he donated to various museums. The few paintings sold were an effort to raise funds for the memorials to honor the sacrifice of the Confederate soldiers and their patriotic cause. Many of his paintings were exhibited at the Northeast Regional Library.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he was a fighter pilot, 5th Air Force, Pacific Theater. He enlisted Dec. 8, 1941, one hour after war was declared. He attained the rank of Captain and was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal, two Purple Hearts and the New Zealand Badge of Honor.

He held membership in the Shiloh SCV Camp 1454, Military Order of the Stars and Bars, charter member of Friends of Shiloh, Friends of Beauvoir, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and founder-member of the Jefferson Davis Society. He received many awards, certificates and honors for his work and contributions to the preservation of Southern Heritage.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Dennis Smith, the Rev. Warren Jones and Joe McEwen officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh National Military Park in the Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery near the historic log church he helped rebuild.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Reinhart Johnson of Corinth; two sons, Jerry Johnson of Senatobia and Ricky Johnson of Corinth; two daughters, Judy Joyce and her husband, Ronnie, of Huntsville, Ala., and Sherri Rutledge and her husband, Mike, of Corinth; nine grandchildren, Jeff Joyce, Sean Johnson and his wife, Christine, Christian Johnson and his wife, Beth, Mark Joyce and his wife, Ramona, Angle Pilcher and her husband, Terry, Eric Rutledge and his wife, Shelly, Eliza Kate Rutledge, Jacob Johnson and Ben Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Latch, Jerry Giford, Terrell Kingen, Larry Gattis, Stanley Hubbard and James Hill Jr.

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

Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Log Church Fund, P.O. Box 95, Shiloh, TN 38376.

 

 

JIM JOHNSON

James B. "Jim" Johnson, 63, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Bap­tist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Fu­neral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson had a 40 year career in the automobile busi­ness, having owned franchised dealerships in Illinois, Texas and Louisiana. He had resided in Shreveport, La., the past 10 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bossier City, La. He was preceded in death by his father, Jeff B. Johnson.

He is survived by his moth­er, Nell Johnson of Booneville; two daughters, Christie Court­ney and her husband, Bud, of Oakland; Tenn., and Candice Williams and her husband, Wes, of Dallas; three sons, Bryan Johnson and his wife, Cindy, of Sugarland, Texas,

Jeff Johnson and his wife, Sha on, and Brandon Johnson, all of Shreveport; two sisters, Shirley Hindman of Booneville and Mamie Cain of Frisco, Texas; seven grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews; and a host of cousins and friends.

Memorials. may be made to Gaston Baptist Church Building Fund, 1600 Gaston Road, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

JAMES JOHNSON JR.

CORINTH - James Edward Johnson Jr., 52, died Saturday, July 19, 2003. He was born Sept. 29, 1951, to James Edward and Doris Biggerstaff Johnson. He was a self-employed sheet metal/welder contractor.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corinthian Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery at Burnsville.

Survivors include his wife, Jewell Willis Johnson; his mother, Doris Biggerstaff Johnson; a stepson, Junior Ray Willis of Corinth; five daughters, Tammy Hicks, Julie Baswell and Kimberly McDonald, all of Corinth, Leslie Smith of Senatobia and Penny Davis of Southaven; three brothers, Jeff Johnson, David Johnson and Shawn Johnson, all of Corinth; eight sisters, Kathy Mulkins of Mountain Home, Ark., Marty Leatherwood, Mary Kelly, Donna Johnson, Amy Meeks and Gladys Thompson, all of Corinth, and Audrey Waldrop and Belinda Cook, both of Burnsville; 16 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Bill Meeks, Kenneth Harville, James Baswell and Jeff Youngblood.

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

 

JAMES HAROLD JOHNSON

CORINTH - James Harold Johnson, 85, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at his home after a long illness. He was a retired businessman and owner of Johnson Office Products Inc. for 50 years. He graduated from Corinth High School in 1926 and attended Milligan College in Tennessee before joining the U.S. Army at age 23. He entered the Army as a private, then transferred to the U.S. Army Air Corps. After training at Keesler Air Field in Biloxi, he attended Officers Training School and became a 2nd lieutenant. In July 1943 he was sent to Burma, where he served in three major campaigns, one of which included leading the first organized convoy of troops over the famous Ledo-Burma Road. While in Burma he was in charge of 2,000 troops in the 382nd Airborne Division. At the time of discharge he had reached the rank of major and received a Medal of Honor, and a Air Medal and three Presidential Group Citations for his service in World War II.

He was a member of Waldron Street Christian Church. He was a Sunday school teacher for the Christian Crusaders Class for 35 years and a deacon for 40 years. He was an avid golfer at Hillandale Country Club, where he won seven club championships. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ted Avant officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Martha T. Johnson of Corinth; three sons, Hugh Blackman of Columbus, Ohio, George Grant Johnson of Flagstaff, Ariz., and James H. Johnson Jr. of Corinth; two daughters, Susan J. Ross of Rienzi and Alice J. McIntire of Corinth; a brother, Dr. Howard Johnson of Sheffield, Ala.; a sister, Dorothy Gann of Corinth; six grandchildren, Wendy Blackman, Christy Blackman, Jim Ross, Molly McIntire, Jody Johnson and Trace Johnson; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marvin Johnson, and a brother, George H. Johnson.

Elders and deacons of Waldron Street Christian Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

 

JAMES JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE ‑ James M. Johnson, 65, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a retired furniture supervisor and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today of Waters Funeral Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro Jerry Guin and Loyd Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Kirk, Is Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Mink Johnson of Wheeler; two sons, John David Johnson and Melvin Johnson, both of Wheeler; two sisters, Shirley Howell and her husband, Tom, of New Albany, and Linda Gaines and her husband, Lester, of Pontotoc; four grandchil­dren, Lamont, Phillip, Dawyon and Amy.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Steve Howell, Mike Mink, Tony Stephens, Cory Find, Dale Howell and Terry Box.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lance Howell, Eddie Stephens, Dewayne Mink, Anthony Mink and John Grisham.

 

TOM JOHNSON

GUNTOWN - James T. "Tom" Johnson, 72, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at his home after a brief illness. He was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ and an employee of Tommy Brooks' Oil Company.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Daniel Whitworth and Bro. Tom Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Campbelltown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Gay Johnson of Guntown; one daughter, Kim Chapman and her husband, Chad, of Memphis; three sons, Tom Johnson and his wife, Carol, of Franklin, Tenn., Billy Johnson and his wife, Metta, of Baldwyn, and John Johnson of Memphis; his daughter-in-law, Mary Johnson of Baldwyn; five sisters, Eloise Storey of Rock Springs, Ga., Mary Love Jumper of Lafayette, Ga., Joyce Pannell, Charlotte Mead and Gail Johnson, all of Guntown; eight grandchildren, Dustin Johnson, Cody Johnson and his wife, Amy, Jennifer Johnson, Stephanie Johnson, Johnna Johnson, Chad Chapman Jr., Corey Chapman and Kayla Chapman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lottie and Dempsy Johnson; and one sister, Charlene Hill.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Brooks and the Staff of Tommy Brooks' Oil Company.

 

JAMES JOHNSON

CORINTH - James Thelmer Johnson, 91, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at the Alcorn Health and Rehab. In the late 1940s he was ordained to serve as a deacon. He also served as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent for many years until his health declined. He sang with the Note Singers at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church and the 5th Sunday Association Note Singers. He was a member of Evening Star Lodge No. 335 and the Eastern Star for more than 40 years. He was a farmer and an employee of the Federal Compress in Corinth until his retirement in the early 1980s.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Church in Kossuth with the Rev. Lamar Walker and the Rev. Benjamin Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Joseph L. Johnson and wife, Gwendolyn, of Atlanta, the Rev. Benjamin F. Johnson and wife, Margaret, of Indianapolis, Ind., Billy D. Johnson and wife, Lula, of Drew, and Collus Johnson and wife, Jeanette, of Atlanta; two daughters, Hazel Montgomery of Chicago and Sallie Harden of Atlanta; two brothers, Theodore Johnson of Sarasota, Fla., and Henderson Johnson and wife, Sederia, of Memphis; two sisters, Sarah Hands of Chicago and Alverta Caldwell of Hamilton, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.

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

 

JANE JOHNSON

TISHOMINGO - Jane Johnson, 68, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was a native of Yalobusha County and was retired as a nurse. She operated the Tishomingo County Red Cross for 6 1/2 years. She was a member of Tishomingo Methodist Church where she served as church recorder. She was preceded in death by her father, Olen Nichols.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tishomingo Methodist church with Bro. Gary Glacier, Bro. Rick Wells and the Rev. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Forked Oak Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Bobby Johnson of Tishomingo; one son, Jack Johnson and wife, Wanda, of Boliver Tenn.; her mother, Arnell Nichols of Tishomingo; four sisters, JoAnn Walden and husband, Bob, of Paden, Cletus Carson and husband, Boots, Edith Cox and husband, Larry, all of Iuka, and Fredia Hale and husband, Mike, of Tishomingo; many beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces.

Pallbearers will be Stacy Stepp, Tim Cox, Jeff Cox, Clayton Cox, Brett Malone and James Tennyson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Burns and Kenny Walden.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Relief, 4127 Westside Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801.

 

CEPHUS JOHNSON

Jasper Cephus Johnson, 76, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, as the result of a fire at his residence in Booneville.

Graveside services were Sunday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. at Jones Cemetery with Bro. Austin Shook officiating. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnson was born July 10, 1924, in Prentiss County, the son of Ferdie and Cora Lambert Johnson. He was a sheetrock hanger. He enjoyed gardening and playing pool.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years,

Edith Henderson Johnson, whom he married Nov. 11, 1944; a stepson, Dorce Ray Barrett and his wife, Sheila, of Booneville; a brother, Fred Johnson of Booneville; three step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carmon Johnson and Eber Johnson.

His nephews were pallbearers.

 

JOHN DEE JOHNSON

GOLDEN - John Dee Johnson, 48, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born in Memphis to Rufus De Johnson and Linnie Mae Ross Johnson. He was a truck driver and a volunteer fire fighter. He served in the Tennessee National Guard. He attended Patterson Chapel Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Patterson Chapel Church of God with Bro. Ricky McMickin and Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in the Butler-Golden Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Johnson of Golden; one son, John Dewight Johnson of the home; two daughters, Alanda Jeanette Johnson of the home and Jennifer Fleming of Friendship, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Holley Fleming and Hailey Fleming of Friendship, Tenn.; one brother, Herman Johnson and wife, Susan, of Paris, Tenn.; two sisters, Carolyn Lipford and husband, Allen, and Gail Britton, all of Alamo, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Malone, Chad Malone, Charles Vinson, Danny Chestnut and Terry Johnson.

Visitation will begin today at 6 p.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church.

 

LILLIE FAYE JOHNSON

ALPINE - Lillie Faye Johnson, 89, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at her residence after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Guntown.

Services were held Monday, December 17, 2001, at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Russell and Bro. Jody Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Bethany Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Myrtis Hamblin and her husband, Stokes, of New Albany, Polly Patterson and her husband, Bobby, Evelyn Harper and her husband, Bill, Janice Pannell and her husband, Daniel, and Wanda Johnson, all of Alpine; four sons, Sonny Johnson and his wife, Glo, of Baldwyn, Clifton Johnson, Danny Johnson and his wife, Cathy, and David Johnson and his wife, Pat, all of Alpine; one sister, Mary Nell

Pannell and her husband, Ross, of Guntown; one brother, Miles Carlock and his wife, Edith, of Guntown; 26 grandchildren, Linda McClure, Ann Reed, Jean Roberts, Joe Harper, Jimmy Hardy, Sara Fowler, Jerry Hardy, Cindy Eddings, Karen Crowley, Michael Patterson, Leigh Hood, Wayne Johnson Jr., Marilyn Camp, Kim Floyd, Denise Floyd, Rodney Knight, Marsha Roberts, John Pannell, Lynsee Pannell, Ben Johnson, Marshal Johnson, Danielle Johnson, Jody Johnson, Alan Johnson, Andy Johnson and Candi Johnson; 33 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Johnson; an infant son; a daughter, Geneva Hardy; and a granddaughter, Melba Joyce Harper.

Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

 

LILLIAN JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - Lillian M. Chittom Johnson, 78, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born March 9, 1927, to the late Elmond and Dora Stennett Chittom. She married Farris Johnson, and they moved to Lebanon, Tenn. After his death, she moved to Fort Meyers, Fla., where she worked at Wal-Mart. She moved back to Booneville in 2000 to live with her brother. She was a member of Wesley's Chapel Worship Center. She enjoyed cleaning house and yard work.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include her brother, Bill Chittom of Booneville; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a brother, Wade Chittom.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

LORENE JOHNSON

Lorene Johnson, 66, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Antioch Freewill Baptist Church.

Services were at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Elliott officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Ann Mills of Corinth, and Jennie and Russell Brewer of Burnsville; a brother, Billy Blakney of Burnsville: three sisters, Christine and Terrell Spoon,

and Norma Jean and Rex Julen, all of Burnsville, and Earnestine Whitfield of Cocoa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Dee Anna Gray of Olive Branch, Jennifer Voyles of Burnsville, and Bradley B. Mills and Jacob Mills, both of Corinth; a great-grandchild, Hannah Voyles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Johnson, and a son, Tex J. Johnson.

Pallbearers were A. T. Marlar, Corey Blakney, Tim Blakney, Billy Julen, Eugene Gray and Donald Voyles.

Honorary pallbearers were Brad Mills and Jacob Mills.

 

 

KETHA C. JOHNSON

LANDMARK - Ketha C. Johnson, 91 died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Nov. 21, 1910, in Hayti, Mo. to Charles Anthony Crest and Carme Settle Crest. She had lived in the Lanmark community for four years. She was a 1929 graduate of Steele High School in Steele, Mo. On March 10, 1933, she married Lewis W. "Johnnie" Johnson, who was serving with the U. S. Navy in Panama. She was a homemaker and a Navy wife, living in several locations over the years. An avid cook and seamstress, she also enjoyed playing bridge.

A memorial service was held Aug. 31 2002, at the First Baptist Church of Steele, Mo., with the Rev. Jim Mouse the Rev. Harold Norton and the Ref Gary Bunch officiating. Burial was in the Holly Cemetery in Steele. The John UI German Funeral Home of Steele, Mo was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, the Rev. Denise M. Earls and her husband the Rev. Dr. Ray C. Earls of Indianola five grandchildren, Lynn Marie Siobusk of Charlotte, N. C., Frank Samuel "Sam' Siobusky of New Orleans, Charles W Johnson of Prattville, Ala., and Lou Am Johnson and Scott Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla.; two great-grandchildren Kaleb Johnson and Heidi Johnson o Prattville, Ala.; two nieces.

She was preceded in death by he husband; a son, Lewis Allen Johnson, her parents; and two sisters, Mark Marie Crest Allen and Louise Lona Crest Earls.

Memorials may be made to the Steele Public Library in care of John W. German Funeral Home, 407 S. Walnut, Steele MO 63877,

 

LARRY GENE JOHNSON

BURNSVILLE -Larry Gene Johnson, 45, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Mr. Johnson was born in Tishomingo County, graduated from Burnsville High School in 1973. and resided in Burnsville until 3 years ago when he moved to Lillington, NC. He was employed as a truck driver. He was also a 32 Mason and a Baptist.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Pam Johnson of Lillinton, NC; 2 daughters, Donna Ligon of Burnsville, Ms, Anna Basden of Biggersville, Ms; one son, Michael Johnson of Lillington, NC; and 2 grandchildren, Aaron and Kayti Ligon, both of Burnsville, Ms.

Visitation will be 4 - 9, Friday, June 23, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000 at the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church. Bro. Billy Paul Feltman and Bro. David Basden will officiate.

Pallbearers: Frankie Wright, Ralph Skinner, Larry Cox, Jessie Lambert, Roger Raper, Heath Johnson, Brian Johnson, Robin Lambert.

 

LUCILLE KNIGHT JOHNSON

Lucille Melton Knight Johnson, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following a long illness.

Services were Friday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tracy Arnold and Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial was in Jumpertown Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 24, 1914, in Prentiss County, the daughter of John Noah Melton and Sally Augusta Pardue Melton. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Independent Church of God, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowery and helping others.

She is survived by seven sons, John H. Knight and his wife, Gene, of Columbus, Billy W. Knight and his wife, Sue, of Ft. Worth, Texas, Robert G. Knight and his wife, Shirley, of Ripley, Lloyd Knight and his wife, Louise, of Booneville, Melton Knight and his wife, Brenda, of Caledonia, Harold Knight and his wife, Sandra, of Booneville, and Keith Knight and his wife, Judy, of Caledonia; five daughters, Evelyn Hamby Moore of Booneville, Shirley Rayfield Palmore and her husband, Bill, of Caledonia, Sarah Watts and her husband, Bobby, of Booneville, Martha Miller and her husband, Ray, of Beulaville, N. C., and Kathy Day and her husband, Richard, of Saltillo; a sister, Stella Short of Booneville; 52 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her 13 children, Johnny Knight; her second husband, Travis Johnson; a son, Charles Knight; two brothers, Amos Melton and Humbert Melton; two sisters, Edith Huddleston and Ernestine Miller.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Daniel Rayfield, Junior Bums, Glenn Hamby, Scott Morgan, Robert Knight, Johnny Wayne Knight, Chuck Knight, Eddie Knight, Chris Knight, David Knight, Matthew Knight and Jason Knight.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605; or to the Independent Church of God, 102 Terry St., Booneville, MS 38829.

 

 

LUCY JOSOPHINE JOHNSON

Mrs. Johnson Services Today Dies Sunday at her Home

            BOONEVILLE – Mrs. Lucy Josophine Johnson of New Site died at 11 p.m. Sunday at her home. She was the widow of F S Johnson. She was a member of the Methodist Church

            Services are at 2 p.m. today at Siloam Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery McMillan Funeral in charge of arrangements.

            She is survived by one son, Joe Johnson, of New Site; five daughters, Mrs. W. G. Malone of Baldwyn Mrs. Verna Sparks of New Site, Mrs. R. A. Stacey of Memphis,  Mrs.  Relmer Whitley and

Mrs. Howard Corbin, both of Booneville, One sister, Mrs. Mary Bolton of Bonneville, 29 grandchildren.

 

 

M. C. JOHNSON

RIENZI - M. C. Johnson, 80, died Tuesday, August 8, 1989, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after a sudden illness. He was a retired factory worker and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Frances Brasfield of Rienzi, Lethel Bunch of Bismark, Mo. ; three sons, Quitman Johnson, Jimmy Ray Johnson and Roger Johnson, all of Rienzi, one sister, Berlon Willis of Booneville; one brother, Earn Johnson of Booneville; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

MRS. MAURENE RUSHING JOHNSON

Mrs. Maurene Rushing Johnson, 82, of Laurel, MS. died on January 23, 2001 at her daughter's residence in Caledonia, MS.

Graveside services were at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Lake Park Hills Cemetery in Laurel, MS. Dr. Randall Turner officiated.

She was a retired registered nurse, and a member of First Baptist Church in Laurel.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Ralph Jake Johnson in 1997.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by two sons: Lesley Johnson and Roger Johnson both of Laurel; two daughters, Gail Yoder of Laurel, MS and Nelda Brown of Caledonia, MS; two brothers, Arlon Rushing of Iuka, MS and Milton Rushing of Hammond, IND; two sisters, Merle LeBlanc of Iuka, MS and Montrey Rountree of Republic, MO; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dow Yoder, Nicky Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Christopher Yoder, Lee Johnson, Starling Johnson, Russ Johnson and Eric Johnson.

Memorials may be made to Samaritans Purse, Post Office Box 3000 Boone, North Carolina 28607.

 

MAXINE JOHNSON

CORINTH - Maxine Johnson, 60, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born Nov. 4, 1944, in Alcorn County to James "Tee" and Dora May Hale Faulkner. She was a retired employee of Bensinger Dry Cleaners in Memphis and a member of West Corinth Pentecostal Tabernacle Church. She enjoyed her family, and eating hot tamales and Chinese food.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Corinthian Funeral Home with the Rev. Merl Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Holly Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James Everett Johnson Jr. of Forrest City, Ark.; her mother, Dora Whirley of Corinth; a son, Darrell Wade Johnson of Forrest City, Ark.; a brother, James Lee Faulkner of Southaven; a sister, Brenda Wood of Corinth; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of West Corinth Pentecostal Tabernacle Church.

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

 

MILDRED JOHNSON

IUKA - Mildred T. "Sis" Johnson, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a former beautician in Iuka and a retired nursing assistant at the Tishomingo County Hospital. During World War II she was a riveter at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula and an employee of a munitions plant in Tennessee. She was a member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful caregiver to many family members.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Tommy Jennings officiating. Burial will be in Hubbard Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include 10 first cousins, William Howard Osborn of Boaz, Ala., Clifton Earl Osborn of Gadsden, Ala., Hilda Randolph of Columbia, Tenn., Flora Nell Holmes of Detroit, Mich., Billie Hoffman, Ilene Dodds, Jewel Harber and Arvid Smith, all of Booneville, Billy Johnson of Iuka and Minnie Mae Fisher of Dumas; three special friends, Verlene Hodge and Florene "Sis" Johnson, both of Iuka, and Christy Thomas of Baldwyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilburn and Kate Johnson, and a brother, Edward Johnson.

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

 

MYRTLE JOHNSON

BELMONT - Myrtle Audry Johnson, 77, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at her home. She was a native of Tishomingo County. She was a retired employee of Blue Bell after 27 years and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. William McClellan officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Lester Johnson of Belmont; a son, Johnny Mac Johnson and wife, Lisa, of Belmont; four sisters, Edith Dickinson of Golden, and Helen Long, Betty Campbell and Bobbie Newell, all of Belmont; a brother, Howard Sparks of Belmont; two grandchildren, Sabrina Johnson Stamper and husband, Mike, of Germany and Lee Johnson of Belmont.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Berdean Moody, and three brothers, Otha Sparks, Johnny Sparks and Jessie Sparks.

Pallbearers will be Nickey Newell, Jeff Sparks, Jimmy Sparks, Greg Sparks, Delbert Sparks and Larry Moody.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and until service time Sunday at the New Bethel Baptist Church.

 

NELDA JOHNSON

TISHOMINGO - Nelda Coker Johnson, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn. She was a L. P.N. for Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Miss. She retired after 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Johnson, in 2000.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Paradise Cemetery in Tishomingo with the Rev. Jeremy Harris officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six sisters, Ollie Mae Blunt, Johnnie Blunt and Enda Earl Pennington, all of Tishomingo, Gilma McRae of Baton Rouge, La., Mary Shaw of Ponchatoula, La., and Sandra Velazques of Tuscon, Ariz.; three brothers, N. C. Coker of Kosciusko, Jimmy Dale Coker of Braxton and William S. Coker of Davenport, Iowa; a host of nieces and nephews.

 

NOONAN DWIGHT JOHNSON

IUKA - Noonan Dwight Johnson, 64, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997, as the result of an automobile accident on Turnpike Mountain Road in Iuka. He was an Army veteran and a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Forked Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Rickey Johnson and the Rev. Bobby Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Rickey D. Johnson and Vick L. Johnson, both of Tishomingo; two sisters, Opal Holder and Cleo Bain, both of Tishomingo; one brother, Robert Johnson of Tishomingo; four grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. today at the Forked Oak Baptist Church.

 

OLLIE MAE JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - Ollie Mae Johnson, 85, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1993, at the Red Bay Nursing Home. She was a retired homemaker and a member of Siloam Methodist Church. She was the widow of T. C. Johnson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. D. Edge officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Herlon Moo re of Golden, Willodean Patrick of Mission, Texas, and Ouida McCarter and Geritta Boren, both of Booneville; one son, James Thomas Johnson of Booneville; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, one nephew.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

QUINDON JOHNSON

MARIETTA - Quindon Johnson, 89, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville.

He was a retired farmer and rural mail carrier, an avid hunter and fisherman, and member of Siloam United Methodist Church.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Siloam United Methodist Church with Bro. Charles McGill and Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Sparks and her husband, Robert of Selmer, Tenn.; two sons, Gary F. Johnson of Marietta and Danny Johnson and his wife, Wanda of Almo, Ky.; three sisters, Glada Mae Sparks of Marietta, Geraldine McCreary of Belmont, Osene Whitfield of Booneville; five grandchildren, Robert L. Sparks, Sheila Jaggars, Michael Johnson, Mark Johnson, Kevin Johnson; seven great-grandchildren, Ryan Sparks, Ronnie Sparks, Randy Sparks, Brad Jaggars, Ethan Jaggars, McCay Johnson and Michal Johnson; and one great-great-grandchild, Ryan Sparks Jr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annis Johnson; his parents, George and Arie Thornton Johnson; brother, Kenneth Johnson; and two sisters, Charlene Ford and an infant sister, Tezzie Johnson.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

 

ORA MAE JOHNSON

Ora Mae Johnson, 63, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jerry Copley officiating.

Survivors include a brother, Cecil Johnson of Iuka; two sisters, Ruthie Arnell Lambert and Ruby Letchworth, both of Iuka.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Clyde Johnson.

Pallbearers were Talmidge Powers, Raymond White, Kermit Letchworth, James White, Billy Wilson, and Bryan Powers.

 

 

QUINN C. JOHNSON

Services for Quinn C. Johnson, 72, were Friday, Aug. 23, 1985, at 2 p.m. at the George A. Smith and Sons Main Street Chapel with Dr. Walter Taylor, the Rev. George Hollander and Dr. John Wilson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Johnson, a part-time employee of Jackson National Bank and a retired Tennessee Valley Authority employee, died Wednesday morning, Aug, 21, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a four-week illness.

He was born in Mississippi, son of the late Earl and Sammie Rodgers Johnson, served in the armored division of the Army during World War II and had live Jackson since 1945.

Mr. Johnson retired 1977 from TVA as the power stores manager and had worked since 1980 at Jackson National in the automatic tellers division.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1848 and the American Legion and was a charter member and president of the TVA Retirees. He was a member of West Jackson Baptist Church and served as president of the Jim Linton Sunday School Class. Mr. Johnson was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of a lodge in Pontotoc, Miss., and attended meetings at Lodge No. 45. He also belonged to the Al Chymia Shrine Temple in Memphis. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Addie Eubank, in 1969.

He is survived by his wife, Lila Presley Johnson; a daughter, Delores TAylor of Castleberry, Fla.; two stepsons, Don Lee Keith of New Orleans, and Roy H. "Butch" Caldwell of Booneville; two sisters, Duff McAfee of Pulaski and Francis Wages of Jackson, Miss.; three grandchildren, Nathan Taylor, John Taylor and Aubrey Taylor, all of Castleberry; and two step grandchildren, Jessica Caldwell and Scott Caldwell, both of Booneville.

Pallbearers were David Jones, David Hardin, Marvin LaRue, Perry Moss, James Davidson and Robert Wayne McAfee.

 

PATTY LOU JOHNSON

IUKA - Patty Lou Johnson, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at her home. She was a member of the Iuka Church of God. She enjoyed growing flowers and watching her bird feeders.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Iuka Church of God with Bro. James Strange and Bro. Edward Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Burnsville Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Tommy Johnson and Terry Johnson, both of Iuka, and Edward Johnson of Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter, Patsy Clark of Iuka; two brothers, Billy Hubbard of Rienzi and Edward Hubbard of Iuka; a sister, Marie Lee Osborn of Burnsville; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mose Johnson; her parents, George and Fannie Hubbard; a son, Johnny Johnson; a sister, Pearlie Gray; and five brothers, Horace, Carmon, Merle, Grady and James Hubbard.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Clark, Justin Clark, Josh Clark, Joseph Johnson, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Tom Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jon Johnson, Seth Johnson, Mark Bailey and Darren Clark.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, Tishomingo County Camp, P.O. Box 314, Iuka MS 38852.

 

PEARL JOHNSON

POTTS CAMP - Pearl Whaley Johnson, 88, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Hospital in Corinth. She was born June 30, 1914, in Potts Camp to Richard Lewis Whaley and Bernie Albert Floyd. She was a homemaker and a seamstress and a member of the Macedonia Methodist Church. Her grandmother, Elizabeth Caldonia Potts Floyd, was the granddaughter of the founder of the town of Potts Camp, Erasmus F. and Elizabeth Brownlee Potts.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Holly Springs Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Knight officiating. Burial will be in the Old Macedonia Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Cecil Johnson and his wife, Hazel, of Potts Camp, and Freddie Johnson Sr. and his wife, Connie, of Holly Springs; two daughters, Bobbie Ann Young of Nesbit and Malinda Todd of Corinth; one brother, Fred K. Whaley of Potts Camp; one sister, Doris Whaley Walsh of Jackson; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by three grandsons, Stephen Todd, Phillip Young and Alan Johnson; and by a son-in-law, Sidney Young.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Whaley, Maynard Teel, Tom Clardy, David Veach, Brett Whaley, Kevin Simpson, Timothy Allen and Bobby Carter.

 

PHILLIP JOHNSON

BOON ILLE - Phillip Gene Johnson, 42, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville, He was employed by S & J Steel builders for 22 years before becoming disabled. He was a member of the Jacinto Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and racing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jacinto Church of Christ with Minister Ed Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Charles H. and Anita Allen Johnson; two daughters, Monica Roaton and husband, Barry, and Cortney Johnson, all of New Albany; a son, Phillip Andrew Johnson of New Albany; three sisters, Renee Warnicke and husband, John, Sharon Johnson and Michelle Saylors, all of Booneville; a brother, Keith Johnson and wife, Kim, of Booneville; three  grandchildren, Trevor, Nichole and Abby Roaton; three nieces, four nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jarrett Johnson, Josh Warnicke, Paul Ray Hall, Tommy Gerald Taylor, Eddie Allen and Randle Johnson.

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

 

BUDDY JOHNSON JR.

CORINTH - R.C. "Buddy" Johnson Jr., 74, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was a native, a lifelong resident and lifelong automobile dealer in Corinth. He began working with his father at the age of 11. He attended the First Baptist Church and served in the Army National Guard. A loving husband, father and grandmother, a storyteller and a people person, he supported and encouraged his grandchildren, especially the baseball players.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mitzi Smith Johnson of Corinth; two sons, Steve Johnson and wife, Colleen, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jeff Johnson and wife, Cindy, of Corinth; a sister, Joann McDaniel and husband, Dr. Harold "Mac" McDaniel of Almo, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Donna Johnson; three grandchildren, Eric Johnson, Christi Bednarski and Lew Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Michael, Mermey and Nathan Bednarski.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.C. and Lessie Johnson, and a son, Rodney Craig Johnson, in November 2004.

Pallbearers will be Larry Doran, Don Williams, Johnny Davidson, James "Sunny" Boatman, Mike Lamberth and Fred Nelms.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lew Johnson and Eric Johnson.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 501 Main St., Corinth, MS 38834; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

REX C. JOHNSON

MARIETTA - Rex C. Johnson, 74, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired farmer and machinist, and a member of Kirkville Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and walking. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kirkville Baptist Church at Marietta. Bro. Jackey Laney will officiate, and Jimmy Calvary will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Kathryn Johnson of Marietta; two sons, Ronald Keith Johnson of Wyoming and Gregg Johnson of Marietta; four daughters, Terry Tompkins and husband, Eddie Lyle, of Albany, Ky., Tammy Hunkapiller and husband, Jim, of Baldwyn, Linda Lambert and husband, Wendell, of Tishomingo, and Kelly Farquhar and husband, James, of Mantachie; grandchildren, Barry Tompkins, Levi Johnson, Jason Lambert, Hayden Farquhar, Corie Lambert, Afton Dawn Johnson; great-grandchildren, Daisy Tompkins and Emma Tompkins; brothers, James Johnson, and Bobby Johnson and wife, Margaret, all of Marietta; sisters, Audrey Haggard and Ava Talent, both of Marietta, Eva Smith of Mantachie, Agnes Shields and husband, Clifton, of Tupelo, and Virginia Peters and husband, Danny, of Saltillo; a sister-in-law, Virginia Johnson of Marietta.

He was preceded in death by his parents, lee Johnson and Vell Barnes Johnson; and two brothers, Jessie Johnson and Eddie Lee Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Jason Lambert, Bill Williams, Barry Tompkins, Hayden Farquhar, George Heavener, Terry Taylor, Phillip Morrow.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Benny Greenhill Senior Men's Sunday School Class at Kirkville Baptist Church.

Visitation will continue at the church until service time today.

 

CRAIG JOHNSON

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. - Rodney "Craig" Johnson, 41, formerly of Corinth, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at his home in Germantown after a long illness. He was a R.N. at St. Jude Research Hospital for the past four years. He loved his work and due to his own illness, he could relate with the children. He was a graduate of Corinth High School, the University of Mississippi and received his B.S.N. from the University of Memphis. He was previously associated with the Baptist Central, Methodist and St. Frances Hospital. He worked with his father in the family business prior to his nursing career. He was a member of the Collierville Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Minister G. W. Childs and the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Farris Johnson of Germantown, Tenn.; parents, Buddy and Mitzi Johnson of Corinth; two brothers, Jeff Johnson and wife, Cindy, of Corinth, and Steve Johnson and wife, Colleen, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his in-laws, Don and Jean Farris of Corinth, Candace Farris of Cordova, Tenn., and Michael Farris of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sidney and Jewell Smith, R.C. and Lessie Johnson; and his uncle, Wayne Smith.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Gammon, Todd Morgan, Jody McKewen, Terry Dalton, Harold Williams and Jeff Walters, Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Ketler and Fred Hatler.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

 

ROY JOHNSON

BALDWYN Roy M. Johnson, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997 at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was the owner and operator of H & J Grain in Baldwyn and a member of Booneville Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J. A. Thornton officiating Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lanova Johnson; one daughter, Lana DeVaughn of Booneville; one son Jerry Johnson of North Little Rock' Ark.; two brothers. Ray Johnson of New Site and J. V. Johnson of Memphis; two grandchildren, Holly Johnson of North Little Rock, Ark., and Drew DeVaughn of Booneville

 

RUBY JOHNSON

BALDWYN - Ruby Aldridge Johnson, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at Dogwood Plantation. She was a member of Ingram Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and sang with the choir. She enjoyed gardening, taking care of her flowers, quilting and painting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ingram Baptist Church with Bro. Charlie Ransier and Dr. Chris Aldridge and Bro. Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two brothers, Bruce Aldridge and wife, Pat, and Bobby Aldridge and wife, Glenda, all of Baldwyn; 11 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Johnson; her parents, Hugh and Corrie Ashmore Aldridge; and two brothers, James Aldridge and Frank Aldridge.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service.

 

S. M. JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - S. M. Johnson, 68, died Wednesday at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville. He was a retired farmer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jasper Buse and the Rev. Kenny Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the Zion's Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Olene Jones Johnson of Booneville; two brothers, Lloyd Johnson of Booneville and Disney Johnson of Collierville, Tenn.

 

MRS. SAM JOHNSON

Shortly after four o'clock Wednesday afternoon death came as a gentle release to Mrs. Sam Johnson, 53, who had suffered an unconquerable malady for several years finally succumbing after many long weeks of suffering.

Before her marriage to Mr. Johnson 25 years ago she was Theressa Devaughn daughter of H. M. & Mary Olive Devaughn, an early pioneer family of Baldwyn. There she grew up a somewhat reserved but charming girl beloved by family and friends. After she came to Booneville she soon found her way into the hearts of neighbors and a circle of devoted friends. Kindly in all her ways, a loving wife and stepmother, she cherished the finest ideals of manhood and graced life about her with an aura of happiness, goodness was a synonym for the live she lived.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at five o'clock at McMillan Funeral Home, her pastor Bro. Thad Ferrell officiating, assisted by Bro, J. D. Thompson. She loved her church, was a faithful member of her Eastern Star and practiced the tenets of her religion in her daily life. Even unto the end, before she lapsed into unconsciousness, friends who called received her gracious though faint smile.

She leaves her husband Sam and stepdaughter Mrs. Harold Robertson of this place.

Surviving also are three sisters, Mrs. George Gentry of Baldwyn, Miss May Devaughn of Tupelo and Mrs. R. E. McMillan of Fort Worth, Texas; three brothers, Clint Devaughn and Townes Devaughn of Baldwyn and J. H. Devaughn of Palo Alto, California.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 10 August 1944

 

 

VIRGINIA JOHNSON

WALNUT - Sarah Virginia Pulliam Johnson, 86, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born June 21, 1917, to the late Oliver Thomas "O.T." Pulliam and Louva Wright Pulliam. She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Baptist Church. She was a mother to many.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Walnut Baptist Church with Bro. Glen Hudspeth and Bro. Jack Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Walnut. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four children, Lynda and Bob Hurt of Memphis, Mack and Danna Johnson of Walnut, Carol and Travis Smith of Walnut, and Lisa and Bo Mitchell of Kossuth; two sisters, Annie Laura and Bob Ruede of Portland, Ore., and Mary Jo and Bob Williams of Memphis; her grandchildren, Leslie and Paul Backstrom of Tupelo, Brian Harrison of Nashville, Heather and Brent Crumpton of Birmingham, Stephanie and Russ Morgan of Brandon, Vicki and Joe Skinner of Walnut, Jennifer Braddock of Walnut, Sean, Scott, Seth and Stan Smith of Walnut, and Kimmons Mitchell of Kossuth; her great-grandchildren, Briley and Miles Backstrom, Kristin, Mitch, Grant and Brycen Morgan, Stacy, Joel and Jeffrey Skinner, Meghan W. Thrasher and husband, Timothy, and Taylor and Macy Braddock; a great-great-grandchild, Gracie Thrasher; nephews, Greg and Peggy Johnson, and Tim Johnson, all of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lagrone Johnson; her parents; and a brother, Ellis Pulliam.

Pallbearers will be Brian Harrison, Sean Smith, Scott Smith, Seth Smith, Stan Smith and Miles Backstrom.

Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at Walnut Baptist Church.

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

 

SHARI RAY JOHNSON

CORINTH - Shari Ray Johnson, 41, died Friday, July 18, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home Family Chapel with Bro. Bill Wages and Bro. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in the Carpenter Cemetery in Tishomingo County.

Survivors include her husband, Adam Johnson of Corinth; one son, Gavan McNair of Corinth; her other, Margie Mueller of Corinth; one sister, Cary Henley of Glen; and one brother, Jimmy Ray of Glen.

Pallbearers will be Nick Wyatt, Carl Hussey, Jim Anderson, Anthony Studdard, Jerry Massengill and Paul Johnson.

 

TEX JOHNSON

Funeral ser vices for Thx J. Johnson, 42, are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Bobby Elliott and Jackie Bullocks officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnson died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at his residence.

Survivors include his mother, Lorene Johnson of Burnsville; two sisters, Shirley Mills of Corinth and Jennie Brewer of Burnsville; two nieces, Deeanna Gray and Jennifer Voyles; and two nephews, Bradley and Jacob Mills.

 

THEODORE JOHNSON

CORINTH - Theodore "Head" Johnson, 89, died March 28, 2004, in Sarasota, Fla. He was farmer, employed with the Worsham and Simmons families. He was a member of Parkway Church of Christ.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday at Parkway Church of Christ with Bro. Chris Mitchell officiating. Grayson's Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Mattie Green of Sarasota, Fla., and Mary Prather of Corinth; a brother, Henderson Johnson of Memphis; two sisters, Sarah Hands of Chicago and Alverta Caldwell of Hamilton, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter, a son, five brothers and five sisters.

 

THERON JOHNSON

Theron Johnson, 73, died Tuesday. November 11, 1997, at his home after a long illness. He was a retired logger and a Primitive Baptist.

Services were Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Herman Clark and Bro. Tulon Jackson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Miller Johnson: two daughters, Sherry Whisenant and Donna Page, both of Booneville; four sons, Gary "Bones" Johnson and Gene Johnson, both of Booneville, Dennis Johnson of Jumpertown and bobby Johnson of the home; two sisters. Lucille McGaughy of Memphis: and Euna Nagle of Memphis: eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

 

THOMAS CLABERN JOHNSON

Thomas Clabern Johnson, 85, of Booneville, died Monday morning, Sept. 21, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. at Siloam Methodist Church with Bro. C. D. Edge and Bro. Steve Devore officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery. Salts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnson was a retired farmer and a member of the Siloam Methodist Church

He is survived by his wife, . lie Johnson; four daughters, Mrs. Herion Moore of Golden, Mrs. Willodean Patrick of Coldwater, Mrs. Quids McCarter and Mrs. Geritta Boren, both of Booneville; one step-brother, Ernest Bolton of Memphis; one half-brother, Gene Bolton of Long Island, N.Y,; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

John Clarence McCoy. 88, of 300 N. Smith St., Booneville, died Monday, April 11, at the Baptist Mem al Hospital In Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home with Doyle Ferrell and Pete McCoy officiating. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery.

Mr. McCoy was retired from the Motor Vehicle Comptroller's Office, Hee was a veteran of World War 11 and a Mason.

He is survived by a brother, Elmer McCoy of Booneville: two sisters. Gladys Goodin and Miss Annice McCoy, both of Booneville; and nieces and nephews.

 

 

THOMAS M. JOHNSON

HOUSTON, Texas - Thomas M. Johnson, 70, formerly of Iuka, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Iuka High School in 1951 and entered the Air Force, where he served as a medic. He later moved to Houston, Texas, where he retired from the Harris County Sheriffs Department. He was a cardiovascular EMT.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Brainard W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Brainard W. Johnson and his wife, Martha, of Kingsland, Texas; a sister, Marjorie Godwin of Springfield, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton OH 44720; or from Cutshall Funeral Home.

 

 

TOBE J. JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - Tobe J. Johnson, 87, died Saturday, January 7, 1989, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Luther Gibson officiating.

Burial will be in the Piney Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Carl Hubbell Johnson and Dewain Johnson, both of Booneville, Dizzy Dean Johnson of Baldwyn; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

 

TONY JOHNSON

FULTON - Tony Johnson, 40, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 9, 1962, in Itawamba County to Johnny Kee and Katy Johnson. He worked at the sawmill and attended the Maple Springs Church of God.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Maple Springs Church of God with Bro. Larry Johnson, Bro. Bill Adams and Mackie Peddigo officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Johnson of Fulton; his mother, Katy Denson of Fulton; his stepmother, Sue Allred of Jasper, Ala.; a daughter, Heaven Renea Johnson of Fulton; two sons, Tony Johnson Jr. and Jessie Johnson of Fu[ ton: four sisters, Cindy Harmon of Mooreville, Saral Spencer of Iuka, Stephanie Denson of Fulton and Amanda Kee of Jasper, Ala.; three brothers, Scotty Kee, Ronnie Kee and David Kee, all of Jasper, Ala.; his grandmother, Gertrude Johnson of Fulton.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Grady Johnson, and his father, Johnny Kee.

Pallbearers will be Tim Brown, Mackie Brown, Bud Brown, Dennis Spencer, Eugene Johnson, John Johnson, Charles Hill and Carlton Graham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Kee, Ronnie Kee, David Kee, Tony Johnson Jr., Jessie Johnson, Kendell Harmon, Jerred Spencer, B. C. Allred and Bobby Jo Johnson.

Visitation will be this morning at the church.

 

VERA JOHNSON

GOLDEN - Vera Johnson, 94, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Booneville Baptist Hospital. She was born July 3, 1910, in Itawamba County to the late John E. and Catherine McKee Johnson. She was one of the oldest members of Salem Baptist Church. She received her B. A. degree from Mississippi State University and taught for more than 40 years in Itawamba County, Belmont and Pontotoc City schools. She devoted her life to helping her church, donating 15 acres of property to the Calvary Baptist Church for a religious retreat. She was responsible for the building of the senior citizens building in the Salem community, which later became a meal site for senior citizens in the area. She enjoyed painting, working with ceramics and fishing.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Oneal and Dr. William M. Waddle officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Oleta Senter and Hildred Howell of Fulton; three brothers, Lester Johnson and wife, Mondell, and Vester Johnson and wife, Eva Lois, all of Fulton, and Alton Johnson and wife, Marie, of Golden; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Johnson of Booneville and Ripple Johnson of Fulton; several nieces and nephews; her caregivers, Jodie Cleveland, Wanda Winstead and Ann Wouldridge.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Stephens, and four brothers, Elmer, Alvie, Lemois and Dalton Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Johnson, Dr. Dwight Johnson, Dr. Gary Johnson, Dr. Michael Howell, Lemois Oswalt, James "C. D." Cleveland and Robert Johnson.

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

 

JACK JOHNSON

NEW SITE - William C. "Jack" Johnson, 74, died Sunday, April 7, 1996 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a retired policeman and a member of the East Prentiss Baptist Church. He was an active Mason and a member of the Marietta Lodge No. 188. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Johnson, in 1991.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Ronnie Hatfield officiating, and the Rev. Ken Hatfield and the Rev. Russell Clouse assisting. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Diane Johnson of Saltillo, Linda Eaton of New Site and Jackie Stacy of Marietta; one son, Gerry Johnson of Rienzi; two sisters, Clara White and Donna Cunningham, both of New Site, three brothers, Joel Johnson Jr. of Booneville, Billy Joe Johnson of New Site and George Johnson of Baldwyn; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, William Larry Johnson

 

JODY JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - William Cecil "Jody" Johnson, 83, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a lightweight boxer. He also helped build the first atomic bomb.

Services will be at noon Friday at Ruben Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Henry Damon officiating. Burial will be in Ruben Chapel Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, James Robinson and wife, Priscilla; two daughters, Robbie Young and husband, Jimmy, and Charlyn Shepard and husband, Rufus; four sisters, Pearlie Robertson, Mildred Hill and husband, Wade, Martha Gean Jones and Shirley; nine grandchildren; special friends, Frankie, Cedric and Randi, Yolanda, and Antionetta.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Johnson; a daughter, Belinda Robin; his mother, Rose Jackson; his father, Luther Johnson; two brothers, Robert Jackson and Ellis Jackson; and three sisters, Alice Cobbs, Ann McFaee and Mildred Wilson.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Dearmon, Ralathon Hill, Wade Hill, Jason McGaha, Ricky McGaha and Chris Jackson.

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

 

WILLIAM I. JOHNSON

GUNTOWN - William I. Johnson, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at his home in Guntown. He waas a member of Bethel CME Church, where he was a member of the Steward Board. He was a member of Ebernezer Masonic Lodge No. 203. He enjoyed note singing.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel CME Church with the Rev. Jeffery Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Son Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Johnson of Guntown; nine nieces, eight nephews; special friends, Bro. Bobby Tyes, Bro. Bishop Robins and Bro. Roy Ellis Beene, all of Guntown.

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

 

WM. JOEL JOHNSON

Services Held Friday For Wm. Joel Johnson

William Joel Johnson of N e w Site, Rt. 1, died Thursday in the Northeast Miss. Hospital following an extended illness. He was a native of Prentiss County, a member of the Baptist Church, and a retired farmer. He was 79.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Little Brown Church. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lillie Mae Adams Johnson; five sons, Jack Johnson of Zion, Ill., Bill Johnson of New Site, J. C. Johnson and Junior Johnson, both of Booneville, and George Johnson of Waukegan, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Clara White of New Site and Mrs. Donna Cunningham of Booneville; two brothers, Charlie Johnson of Guntown and Jim Johnson of Ridgely, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Dezzie Penney of Arkansas and Mrs. Tiny Lindsey of Wheeler.

 

JOSEPH JOHNSON

BOONEVILLE - William Joseph Johnson, 78, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and school teacher and a former supervisor of the South District of Prentiss County. He was a member of Siloam Methodist Church and was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was an avid supporter of gospel music.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W. L. Wallace Jr., and the Rev. Randy Stacy officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Hill Johnson; two sons, Joe Vernon Johnson and his wife, Joyce of New Site, and John Johnson and his wife, Barbara of Wheeler; two sisters, Truda Stacy of Amory and Bobbie Corbin of Booneville; five grandchildren, Jason Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson and Blakeley Johnson, all of Wheeler, Melanie Kabban of Las Vegas, and Valerie Riddle of New Site; three great-grandchildren, Dara Kabban and Kaitlyn Kabban, both of Las Vegas, and Amber Riddle of New Site

 

 

WILLIAM JUNIOR JOHNSON

William Junior Johnson, 64, of Route 5, Box 201, Booneville, died Thursday. April 9, 1992, at his home after an extended illness.

Services were Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Danny Short and Bill Moore officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson was an employee of the Prentiss County Fourth District and a member of Mt. Nebo Methodist Church. He was a Korean War veteran.

He is survived by a daughter, Glenda Johnson of Booneville; two sons, Harold Wayne Johnson and Gerald Ray Johnson, both of Booneville; his father. Earn Johnson of Booneville; and six grandchildren.

 

INEZ JOHNSON

CORINTH - Zona Inez DePoyster Johnson, 80, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at the Whitfield Nursing Home in Corinth. She was a member of Strickland Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, wearing pretty jewelry and dressing up. She loved her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Warren Jones will officiate, and her sister, Patricia DePoyster Burcham, will deliver the eulogy.

Survivors include a daughter, Annie Estellie Stutts and husband, Jack, of Glen; four grandchildren, Jimmy Stutts and wife, Amy, Summer Nabors, Ashleigh Stutts and Angela Johnson; a great-grandchild, Tyler Stutts; two brothers, Cayce DePoyster and wife, Reba, of Booneville, and Billy DePoyster and wife, Grace, of Corinth; a sister, Patricia DePoyster Burcham and husband, Cleston, of Corinth; two sisters-in-law, Nelda DePoyster of Glen and Dorothy DePoyster of Booneville; aunts, Pernie Andrews, Tressie Whitfield and Lessie Foster and husband, J.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Allen Johnson; her parents, W.B. DePoyster Sr. and Annie Nuel DeFoor DePoyster; two brothers, W.B. "Sonny" DePoyster Jr. and Bobby DePoyster; a special friend, Leonard Ayers.

Pallbearers will be Matt Mauney, Jimmy Timleck, Gary Crow, Ed Bray and J.C. Mills.

Visitation will continue from noon to service time today.

 

SUSAN L. JOLLY

BOONEVILLE - Susan L. Jolly, 42, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born June 12, 1961, in Arkansas to Vivian Kelly. She attended the Church By Jesus Christ. She was a former seamstress at Corinthian Furniture Manufacturers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Bro. T.L. McVey with Bro. Eldon McVey, and Bro. Brandon Jolly officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden.

Survivors include her husband, Brandon Jolly of Booneville; two sons, Michael Knight and Phillip Levi Jolly, both of Booneville; her stepfather, Roy Kelly of Booneville; a stepbrother, David Kelly of Booneville; two stepsisters, Deanna Mason of Plantersville and Deborah Kelly of Starkville.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vivian Kelly, on Nov. 26, 2000.

Pallbearers will be David Kelly, Jeff Jolly, Eric Jolly and Dewight Thompson.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

ADRIEL C. JONES

Adriel C. Jones of Fulton, who was serving In the U. S., Marine Corps was killed in an auto-truck collision near Mar Island, California a few days ago. He was 23 years of age and had been in service since the summer of 1940. Three other marines and two civilians were killed and the bodies badly burned in the collision. He is survived by his widow and mother, Mrs. Tamar Owens Jones and four brothers: Paul of Birmingham, Hollis a member of the U. S. Army at San! Diego, Calif., and Herbert and A. C. of Fulton. He is also survived by many other relatives, many of whom live near Liberty church.

His body was sent to Fulton, where funeral services were held and the body was brought here for funeral services and burial at Liberty Monday. The services were in charge of Revs. A: M. Overton of Fulton, J. P. Thompson and 3. E. Roberts of Booneville.

The local American Legion had about fifteen members present, who acted as pall bearers and fired a salute after the body was placed in the rave. Taps was played by Beebee McCuiston of the Booneville Band. There were also five soldiers of the present army in the procession

 

ALICE JONES

Alice M. Jones, 62, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The body was cremated and there was no funeral service. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born March 25, 1938, in Forrest City, Ark. She was a waitress.

She is survived by five daughters, Sharon Owens of Whitney, Texas, Barbara Walthers of Jumpertown, Brenda Nesselroad of Memphis, Roshell Lindsey of Fitchberg, Mass., and Felicia Mello of Boston; two sons, Tommy Lindsey of Mendenhall, Miss., and Chuck Mello of Rutland, Mass.; a twin brother, Albert Marks of Arkansas; two sisters, Hester Marks and Georgie Marks, both of Missouri; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

 

ALTON "PEDDLER" JONES

Alton "Peddler" Jones, 91, of Booneville, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at the Alcorn Care Inn in Corinth after an extended illness.

Services were Friday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Jones and the Rev. Kenneth Edge officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was a retired peddler and farmer and a member of Zion Rest Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rachel Jones, and his second wife, Gladys Jones.

He is survived by a stepdaughter, Mildred Vick and her husband, Hershel, of Booneville; a stepson, Walter Wren and his wife, Judy, of Booneville; a brother, the Rev. Lawrence Jones and his wife, Doris, of Effingham, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Sadie Jones of Booneville; 13 step grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; five step great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

ANDREW JONES

Andrew Jones, 69, of Booneville, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Corinth Health and Rehabilitation.

Services were Wednesday, Oct. 18, at noon at Beckley Chapel C. M. E. Church with the Rev. Carl Jones officiating. Burial was in the National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two brothers, Marvin Jones and Bobby Jones; and two sisters, Deloris Tynes and Johnny F. Hall.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jones; his father, A. J. Jones; his mother, Ammie Aline Jones; and a brother, George Jones.

 

 

ANNIE LEE JONES

MARIETTA - Annie Lee B. Jones, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after an extended illness. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church. She was the widow of Hilton Jones. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Martha Sue Jones; and one great-granddaughter, Holly DeVaughn.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Paul Graham and the Rev. Ray Bennett officiating. Burpal will be in the Massey Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Virginia DeVaughn and her husband, Horace, Nell Pharr and her husband, Jimmy, and Frances Hodges and her husband, Bill, all of Marietta; four sons, Clyde Jones and his wife, Helen, Raymond Jones and his wife, Bobbie, and Dannie Lee Jones and his wife, Betty, all of Booneville and Larry Jones and his wife, Kay, of Marietta; one sister, Marie Massey of Atoka, Tenn.; two brothers, Frank Bennett of Memphis and Richard Bennett of Marietta; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be his grandson.

 

ASHLEY JONES

CORINTH - Ashley Jones, 11, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Oct. 11, 1991, to Ronnie Eugene Jones and Latina Gail Felks Spears. She was a student at Rienzi Elementary School, finishing the fifth grade

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Christ Gospel Church in Jacinto with the Rev. Bobby Lytal officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Ronnie Eugene Jones of Booneville and Latina Gail Felks Spears of Rienzi; four brothers, Jonathan Jones, Joseph Jones, Brad Jones and Brandon Jones, all of Rienzi; two sisters, Jackie Jones and Jennifer Perez, both of Walnut; her grandparents, Carolyn and Shebly Chase of Booneville and Shelby Jean and John Paul Jones of Walnut; her great-grandparents, Milton C. and Betty Sue Morgan of Jacinto and Herman Smith of Walnut; a nephew, Andres Perez of Walnut.

Pallbearers will be Milton Morgan, Ralph Mullins, Israel Lytal, Randle Bizzlle, Chris Bizzlle and Roberto Perez.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, James Felks; her great-grandmother, Inez Smith; her great-grandparents, Cecil and Sandie Mullins, and John and Velma Felks.

Visitation will continue until service time on Monday at Christ Gospel Church in Jacinto.

 

BOBBY LEE JONES

BOONEVILLE - Bobby Lee Jones, 74, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a retired police officer for the Booneville Police Department and a member of the Civitans.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Beckley Chapel CME Church in Booneville with the Rev. Cad Z. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery. Grayson's Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Jumper Jones; four daughters, Betty Jo Tate and her husband, Leroy, and Jennifer Jones, all of Booneville, Gwendolyn Price and her husband, Paul, of Rialto, Calif., and Annette Bell and her husband, Donald, of Chicago; a brother, Marvin Jones and his wife, Nellie, of Booneville; two sisters, Deloris Tynes of Booneville and Johnnie Faye Hall of Ann Arbor, Mich.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A. J. and Amy Jones, and two brothers, Andrew and George Jones.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

 

BETTY JONES

BOONEVILLE - Betty Warrene Jones, 57, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley after an extended illness. She attended Blue Mountain College and later graduated from the University of Mississippi with a master's degree in counseling. She was a school counselor for Prentiss County Schools and a counselor for the Benton County Court System. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Booneville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. C.D. Edge officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Danny Jones of Marietta; a son, Will Bingham and wife, Shirley, of Saltillo; a brother, Ben Jones and wife, Carolyn, of the Pratt community; two grandchildren, Grant Shelton and Erica Bingham.

 

BLUE JONES

BOONEVILLE - Bobby "Blue" Jones, 61, of the Blackland community, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at the V. A. Hospital in Memphis after an extended illness. He was a member of the Oak Ridge Church of Christ and a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion and a sports enthusiast. He was very close to his nephew and great-nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Barber and Bro. Beal Coats officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Pauline Jones of Baldwyn; one sister, Betty Coats and her husband, Myron, of Booneville; his nephew, Mike Coats an dhis wife, Michelle, of Booneville; three great-nephews, Alec, Christina and Gage Coats, all of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roberty "Spot" Jones.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Scott, Ken Scott, Glen Green, Willard Yates, Stan Morris and Paul Wade Sparks.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

CARLA JONES

Carla Denise Jones, 31, of Booneville, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at her home after a brief illness.

Services were Saturday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Johnson and the Rev. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Ms. Jones was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and worked at Quartet Manufacturing.

She is survived by her parents, Guy and Millie Jones of Booneville; her grandmother, Emeline Jones of Booneville; one sister, Brenda Foster and her husband, Terry, of Booneville; one brother, Eddie Jones of Booneville; one niece, Kaylee Foster; and one nephew, Rodney Foster; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

 

 

CHARLES OCTO JONES

"Services To Be Held Today For C. O. Jones2

BALDWYN- (Special) - Services for C. O. Jones, a prominent merchant here until his retirement two years ago, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Nick Waters Funeral Home with Dr. R. L. Palmer, his pastor, and the Rev. Claude McKay of Houston officiating. He was 72. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was born near Baldwyn and as a young man established a mercantile business here that became one of the leading firms in town. He was also a breeder of Jersey cattle, owned extensive farmlands, and took an active part in livestock activities in Lee and Prentiss counties.

Mr. Jones died at 9 p.m. Thursday after a long illness. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Steve Cole of Jackson and Mrs. Erwin Rowan of Memphis."

[Note: Charles Octo Jones was born on October 30, 1875 in Mississippi, the son of James Alpheus Jones and Permelia (Pamelia) Hall.3 He died on his birthday, October 30, 1947.]

1 "J. O. Jones Dies at Baldwyn" [should be C. O. Jones], Tupelo Daily Journal, Friday, 1031-1947, page 7, Microfilm, Lee Co. Library, Tupelo, Mississippi

2 "Services To Be Held Today For C. O. Jones", Tupelo Daily Journal, Saturday, 11-01-1947, page 4, Microfilm, Lee Co. Library

3 1880 U. S. Census of Population, Prentiss Co., Mississippi, Baldwyn, page 208B, National Archives Microcopy T9, Roll # 662 or 663. His birthdate from Annie Lou Swaim.

 

 

CLARA VAN­DEVANDER JONES

BOONEVILLE - Clara Van­devander Jones, 94, died Tues­day at the Baptist Memorial Hospital after an extended ill­ness. She was the widow of Eli­sha Jones, a homemaker and a member of the Little Creek M. B. Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. to­day at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Castor Buse and the Rev. Elbert Ray Bennett of­ficiating. Burial will be in Mas­sey Cemetery.

Survivors include two daugh­ters, Era Floyd and Olene John­son, both of Booneville; one son, Clovis Jones of Booneville; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grand­children, 13 great-great-grand­children.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

DAVID JONES

BOONEVILLE - David Earl Jones, 74, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a retired carpenter, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Tuscumbia Baptist Church. A lifelong Ole Miss fan, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his grandchildren and his church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tuscumbia Baptist Church. Bro. Jason Pilcher will officiate, and Horace Huddleston will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in the Tuscumbia Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nellie Thornton Jones; two sons and their wives, Jeffrey Davis and Vickie Jones, and Tim and Leann Jones, all of Booneville; four grandchildren, Shelby Jones, Addie Grace Jones, Annika Rose Jones and David Elijah "Eli" Jones; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John David and Earlie Mason Jones, and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Charles Loveless, Marion "Red" Hill, Harold Jones, Charles Nichols, Harold Thornton and Steve Loveless.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Shook, Harvey Shook, Jimmy Henderson, Linus Hare, Kevin Hare, Britt Purvis, John Purvis and Steve Garrett.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. today and until 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

 

DEBRA J. JONES

FRIENDSHIP - Debra Jean Jones, 49, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the University Medical Center in Jackson after a lengthy illness. A native of Michigan City, Indiana, she was born July 1, 1954. She had lived most of her life in the Tupelo area having graduated from Belden High School in 1972. She played in the Junior High Band at Lawhon School and was a cheerleader at Belden High School. She also studied at Itawamba Junior College to become a surgical technician. Earlier in her life she had worked in the surgery department at the North Mississippi Medical Center. More recently she had been employed with Dr. Richard Warriner's Dental office where she was a dental technician. Spending time with her family, friends and especially her grandchildren is what she enjoyed most. She was also an animal lover and enjoyed caring for her dog, a Chinese Pug.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Robert McCoy and the Rev. Smith Whiteside officiating. Burial will be in the Gilvo Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Clifton Rea "Cliff" Jones of the Friendship community; one daughter, Tonya Hall and her husband, Chris, of Baldwyn; her parents, Jean and Robert Walters of Tupelo; one step-brother, Rodger Walters and his wife, Becky, of the Richmond community; two foster brothers, James and Ralph Reece, both of Tupelo; a foster sister, Joyce Witcher of Skyline; her grandmother, Elnora Peirson of Michigan City; her mother-in-law, Dianne Jones of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Kristin and Austin Hall; and special friends, Mary Bell, Alice Starling and the nurses and staff of the Outpatient Infusion Center.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Witcher; her grandparents, Quinton and Winnie Witcher, and Curtis and Bertha Wheeler.

Pallbearers will be Jason Jones, Butch Jones, Buddy Carroll, Alvin Adams, Dwight Thrasher, David Monaghan, Bill Fryer and Bud Coley.

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

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society, 405 Fontaine Place, Suite 103, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

 

EDGAR JONES JR.

CORINTH - Edgar Jones Jr., 44, formerly of Holly Springs, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. He was a factory worker at Corinthian Furniture Factory in Corinth. He was a member and usher at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church of Corinth. He was a former member of Strawberry M.B. Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Strawberry M.B. Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. Johnnie Bobo officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Hampton Jones of Corinth; a daughter, Ebony Renisha Jones of Corinth; a son, Edgar Deonta Jones of Corinth; his stepfather, Henderson Miller of Waterford; six sisters, Anna M. Jones, Shirley Mayfield, Deborah Jones and Lois Jones Bean, all of Holly Springs, Dorothy Bonds of Florence, Ala., and Queen E. Drake of Springfield, Ill.; two brothers, James Jones and Jeffries Jones, both of Holly Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Jones Sr.; his mother, Nannie Holloway Jones Miller; a sister, Helen McKinney; and a brother, Robert Jones.

 

ELTON JONES

BOONEVILLE - Elton Jones, 74, died Monday, Nov. 21, 1994, at his home after a brief illness. He was retired. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Mt. Olive Church of God and the American Legion.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Hutson officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Inez Bishop Jones of Booneville; one daughter, Sadie Estell Russell of Booneville; one sister, Atha Sellers of Corinth; six brothers, Herman Jones, Earl Jones, Cephus Jones, Norlin D. Jones, Dalton Jones and Joseph Jones, all of Booneville; two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Harold Glynn Jones.

 

FAYE A. JONES

IUKA - Faye Adkins Jones, 51, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at her residence. She was a Baptist and a former employee of the Tishomingo Shoe Company.

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

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Jones of Iuka; her parents, Henry Jr. and Rose Lee Adkins of Iuka; two sons, Jimmy Lee Pruitt of Iuka and Scotty Ray Pruitt of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Rebecca Parker of Iuka; two grandchildren, Sierra Lee Pruitt and Brittany Lynn Pruitt.

Pallbearers will be Mike Walker, Matt Hines, Andy Tigner, Ronnie Young, Jason Parker and Jimmy Adkins.

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

 

BUD JONES

BOONEVILLE - Francis Lee "Bud" Jones, 79, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka after a long illness. He was a retired real estate broker and a Baptist. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Edward Stacy and Bro. Harold W. "Bubba" Lollar Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Rowland Mills Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Augusta Elizabeth Ellis Jones; a sister, Flora Ruth Layton of Bastrop, Texas; three brothers, Wallace W. Jones and Charley D. Jones, both of Elgin, Texas, and Jack Jones of Bastrop, Texas; a sister-in-law, Mary Ellis Gray of Booneville; his caregivers - a niece, Linda Bonds and husband, Paul, and a nephew, Roy Gray and wife, Sandra, all of Booneville; a host of other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney Lee and Lucy Shafer Jones; a sister, Fanny Daily; two brothers, Barney Lee Jones Jr. and Richard Jones; and a brother-in-law, Garvin Gray.

Pallbearers will be Roy Gray, Paul Bonds, Bubba Lollar, Tim Lollar, Virgil Rhodes and Tim Rhodes.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

GAYLON JONES

IUKA - Gaylon Jones, 69, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church and the Joe Cobb Sunday School Class. He was a U.S. Army veteran and co-owner of Jones Lumber Company for many years. He was a home builder and developer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Iuka Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Bostick officiating. Burial will be in the New Prospect Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Wynn Jones of Iuka; three daughters, Darla Jones of Newark, N.J., Rhonda Dill and her husband, Kirk, of Corinth, and Glenda Berry and her husband, Lance of Iuka; two brothers, Charles Jones and Connie Ray Jones, both of Iuka; five sisters, Louise Barnett, Lorene Bishop, Dorothy Clark, Mary Kirk and Jeanette Wilson, all of Iuka; six grandchildren, Priscilla Prather, Ragan Berry, Lance Gaylon Berry, all of Iuka, Thomas Dill, Derek Dill and Paige Dill, all of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Laura Jones; a sister, Janie Odell Busby; and a brother, William H. "Bill" Jones.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1-800-AHA-USA1 or to any Iuka Baptist Church fund, 105 W. Eastport Street, Iuka, MS 38852.

 

GEORGE HENRY JONES

CORINTH - George Henry "Bee" Jones, 72, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. He was a retired steel worker with U. S. Steel and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Holly Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Zora Lee Alexander Jones of Corinth; one son, Billy W. Jones of Lake Station, Ind.; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Brown and her husband, Lamoine of Lake Station, Ind.; two brothers, James Jones and Chester Jones, both of Jackson, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Heather Carrington and her husband, Steve, of Corinth; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clay Henry Jones; his mother, Lillie Mae Michael; and a grandson, Verle "Bubby" Huddleston.

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

 

GLADYS JONES

BOONEVILLE - Gladys Jones, 88, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Rest Church of Christ. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Alton Jones; a daughter, Mildred Vick and husband, Hershel, of Booneville; a son, Walter Wren and wife, Judy, of Booneville; a sister, Mae Nix of Booneville; 13 grandchildren, David and Melissa Elliott, Hope and Tracy Vick, Larry and Ricky Wren, James, Glenda and Jeff Wren, and Roger, Mike, Patty and Kathy Wren; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

GLADYS RIDDLE JONES

BOONEVILLE - Gladys Riddle Jones, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was a retired civilian employee of Warner Robbins Air Force Base. She had lived in Warner Robbins, Ga. since 1956, and had recently returned to Mississippi. She was a Baptist.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mackey's Creek Cemetery with Elder Gene Birmingham officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two brothers, William T. Riddle of Booneville and Curtis Riddle of Tishomingo; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert L. and Essie Mae Riddle; one sister, Quana Woodruff; and two brothers, Albert D. Riddle and Cletus Riddle.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

 

 

LT. COL. HARRY JONES

Lt. Col. Harry Jones, 67, retired from the U. S. Army, died Thursday, June 24, after an illness of two weeks.

Funeral services were Monday, June 28, at the Mc­Millian Funeral Home, with - Rev. Marrei officiating. Burial was in the National; Cemetery in Corinth.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna S. Jones, one daughter, Elizabeth Spalding Jones of Boone­ville; two brothers, Lonnie Jones of Florida and Lloyd Jones of New Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Jones Peavy of Newton, and Miss Vermelle Jones of Hickory.

 

 

HELEN JONES

BOONEVILLE ‑ Mary Helen Floyd Jones, 66, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in an automobile accident near Baldwyn, along with her grand­son. Doug Pharr Jr. She was born Oct. 31, 1933, in Booneville to Curtis and Lillie Bolton Floyd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. An accomplished artist, she also enjoyed gardening, flower arranging and genealogy. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Joint services for Mrs. Jones and her grandson will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Church of Christ with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister Lance Foster officiating. Bur­ial will be in Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Kermit V. Jones Jr., whom she married Aug 19, 1951; a son, David Wayne Jones, and his wife, Marilyn, of Booneville; a daughter, Cindy Carol Pharr, and her husband, Dwight, of Iuka; two brothers, Howard Floyd, and Milton Floyd and his wife, Jaunice, all of Booneville; a sister, Louise Moore of Booneville; six grandchildren, Chris Jones, Jere­my Jones, Michelle Pharr Beaver, Jonathan Pharr, Shawn Stephens and Julie Stephens Torrent; 14 nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Christopher D. Jones, Joel Maners, Jeremy D. Jones, Sean Lauderdale, Bob Floyd and Scott Floyd.

Visitation will continue at the funer­al home until 1 p.m. today.

 

 

HERMON JONES

BOONEVILLE - Hermon Washington Jones, 78, died Thurs- day, January 5, 1995, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was retired from Inter- national Harvester Company in Memphis after 30 years. He was a member of the Jones Chapel Freewill Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school. He was a veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Jones Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Glen Jones and Bro. Leonard Ball officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Chapel Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Charlene Jones; three sons, Jessie Jones of Rienzi, Jeff Jones and David Jones, both of Booneville; three daughters, Sharon Jones and Lorrie Jones, both of Leesville, La., and Rebecca Sartin of Booneville; five brothers, Earl Jones, Cephus Jones, Dencil Jones, Dalton Jones and Joseph Jones, all of Booneville; his sister, Atha Sellers of Corinth; three grandchildren.

The body will lie in state at the church.

 

HOLLIS "SAM" JONES

BOONEVILLE - Hollis Samuel "Sam" Jones, 83, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at his home. He was born July 19, 1921, in Prentiss County. He was a Pentecostal and a Mason. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a Bronze Star recipient. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, farming, swimming, traveling, visiting the Natchez Trace Parkway, dogwood trees and playing his guitar and singing.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mackie McKinney and Bro. Merl Dixon officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Quay Kelton Jones, whom he marries in 1981; five sons, Larry Jones and Donald Matthews, both of Birmingham, Johnny Hastings and his wife, Jody, Jason Hastings and his wife, Kim, and J.R. Hastings and his wife, Maggie, all of Corinth; seven daughters, Joy Coulter and her husband, Ray, Darlene Steel and her husband, Dale, Holly Jo Jones, Trisha Lamar and her husband, Mart, all of Jackson, Shirley Wilson and her husband, Marty, and Debra Crum, all of Booneville, and Dimple Smith and her husband, Robbie, of Corinth; 28 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron Claude Jones and Tamar Owens Jones; and four brothers, A.C. Jones, John Paul Jones, Hulbert Jones and Adrian Jones.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Williams, Danny Williams, Benny Jones, Scottie Lindsey, J.D. Wilson and Aaron Crum. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Crum and Junior Crum.

 

HOUSTON R. JONES

Services Today For Houston R. Jones

Funeral services for Houston R Jones of Booneville, Route 1, will be conducted today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty Church with Bro. J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors In charge.

Mr. Jones died suddenly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday night at his home. He was a native of Prentiss County, a member of the Church of Christ, and a retired farmer. He was 59.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sara Leon McCreary Jones; a son, Travis Jones of Libertyville Ill.; three brothers, Clovis Jones and Lex Jones of Booneville, and Howard Jones of Belmont; four sisters, Mrs. Noonan Chaffin and Mrs. Gladys Moore of Booneville, Mrs. Gip Winfield of Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. Archie Smith of Harrisburg, Arkansas.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday February 20, 1964

 

HOYLE RAY JONES

Hoyle Ray Jones, 70, of Corinth, MS died Sunday, March 5, 2000 at Magnolia Regional Health Center.  He was owner of Hoyle Ray Jones Service Center, Inc. for the last 30 years and also worked for Hardin's Bakery for many years.  He was married for 49 years to Jean Orr Jones.  He loved his family and friends and enjoyed supporting his son David in his stock car racing.  He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Baxter Jones, his mother, Ruby Sweat Jones, father-in-law, C. E. Orr, sisters-in-law, Carolyn Orr Pittman and husband Ronnie Pittman, Sr. Virginia Orr and his brother- in- law. Herschel Franks.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean Orr Jones of Corinth, MS; his son, Alan David Jones of Corinth MS; his daughter, Barbara Malone and husband Jerry E. of Corinth, MS; five grandchildren, Michael Russell, Jennifer Russell, Matthew Russell, Wesley Jones and Alex Jones; one great grandson, Austin Heath Jones; his mother-in-law Edith Orr of Corinth, MS; sister-in-law, Marilyn Robertson and husband J.B of Corinth MS; brother-in-law James R. Orr of Huntsville, Ala.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m., Monday March 6, 2000 and 11 - 1:45 p.m. Tuesday March 7, 2000 at the Magnolia Funeral Home

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday March 7, 2000 at the Magnolia Funeral Home.  Rev. Steve Bennett, Rev. Mike Lovett, Rev. Charles Stephenson, and Dr. Richard Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

 

JACKIE JONES

BOONEVILLE - Jacqueline "Jackie" Van Pelt Jones, 73, died Friday, June 24, 2005, at her home. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company and Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Blythes Chapel United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed camping and babysitting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glenn Jones and Bro. Bobby Christian officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Betty Huffman, and Carlene White and husband, Dennis, all of Hudson, Fla., and Linda Jaber of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three brothers, Kenny Van Pelt of Toledo, Ohio, and Carl Van Pelt and wife, Barbara, and Norman Van Pelt and wife, Sandy, all of Hudson, Fla.; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Derrick, Lynn and Morgan Blythe, and Lois Elliott, all of Booneville; her in-laws, Bob and Shirley Jones, Gene and Dorothy Horn, Bobby and Sue Christian, Buddy and Carolyn Jones, Pat and Betty Lambert, and Ray and Mary Huddleston, all of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Jack Jones; her parents, Carl and Bila Van Pelt; four sisters, Sharon White, Shirley Bornman, Mary Huffman and La Donna Castle; two brothers, Terry "Butch" and Robert Van Pelt.

Pallbearers will be Derrick Blythe, Tommy Pace, Rodney Beasley, Rickey Jones, Greg Stevenson and Shaun Beard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clint Jones, Zack McCoy, Kyle Stevenson and Case Knight.

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

 

JAMES LARRY JONES

James Larry Jones, 48, of New Site, died Saturday, March 27, 1993, at his residence.

Services were Monday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Short and the Rev. Doc Jeter officiating. Burial was in the Siloam Church Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County and a truck driver before becoming disabled. He Is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Lynn Jones of Booneville; his father, L. C. Jones of New Site; his mother, Annie May Jones of Booneville; two sisters, Janis Mason of Booneville and Renee Robinson of New Site; and a brother, Lanis Jones of New Site.

 

JANICE JONES

CORINTH - Janice Spence Jones, 54, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Se was born Dec. 15, 1948, to the late Hugh and Earlene Spence. She graduated from Ramer High School in 1966, where she was Miss RHS. She was employed with Memorial Funeral Home. She was a member of the Foote Street Church of Christ where she taught children's Sunday School.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foote Street Church of Christ with Mr. Charles Curtis and Mr. Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Jones of Coirnth; two sons, Jay Jones and his wife, Stephanie, of Coirnth, and Kirk Jones of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one sisters, Judy Smith and her husband, Jim, of Morristown, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Sarah Grace Jones; a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be Matt, Mark and Spence Smith, Rodney, Randy and Blake Jones, Ken Wardlow and Scott Tedford.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the Pine Vale Children's Home, 1872 A County Road 700, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

JIMMY JONES

CORINTH - Jimmy Ray Jones, 55, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a former industrial worker. He was disabled.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hatchie Chapel Church with Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Hatchie Chapel Cemetery. Coleman-Family Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Mae Jones of Corinth; two stepsons, Kenneth Eugene Hembree, and Jarrod Hembree and wife, Amy, all of Ramer, Tenn.; two daughters, Betrice Renee Merritt and husband, Jason, of Chalybeate, and Melody Luann Lyles and husband, Tim, of Baldwyn; three stepdaughters, Joann Reeder and husband, Robert, of Ramer, Tenn., Elizabeth Ann Hembree of Corinth, and Judy Hood and husband, Brian, of Crowley, La.; a brother, Virgil Ray Jones and wife, Joann, of Ripley; a sister, Marie Hall of Chalybeate.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Jones and Zedie Jones.

Pallbearers will be Greg Hamm, Tracy Hamm, James Brewer, Andy Jones and Brandon Jones.

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

 

JOHN H. JONES

BOONEVILLE - John H. Jones, 44, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville as the result of an automobile accident. He was a graduate of Walnut High School and disabled. He was a member of the Community Pentecostal Church and a furniture and produce salesman.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Oak Grove Methodist Church near Walnut with Bro. Chris Gillispie and Bro. Terrell Gatewood officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Coleman Family Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, John Paul and Shelby Jean Jones of Walnut; his grandfather, Herman Smith of Walnut; three brothers, Ronnie Eugene Jones and Stevie Ray Jones and his wife, Ruby, all of Booneville, and Randy Paul Jones and his wife, Tricia, of Walnut; one sister, Gloria Jean Mercer of Walnut; 11 nieces and nephews, Joe, John, Brad and Brandon Jones, all of Rienzi, Lisa and Felicia Jones of Corinth, Jennifer Perez and her husband, Robert, of Walnut, Jackie Jones, Shea Mercer, Sirenia Hunsucker of Walnut; one great-nephew, Andres Perez of Walnut; one great-niece, Ashley Nicole Jones of Walnut; two aunts, Faye Stanley and Polly Mathis and her husband, Kenneth, all of Walnut; his uncles, Donnie Smith and his wife, Ruby, of Walnut, and Ted Smith and his wife, Bertha, of Leland, Ill.

He was preceded in death by a niece, Ashley Jones, who also died in the same accident; his grandmothers, Inez Smith and Sadie Mullins; and his grandfather, Burell Edward Jones.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Monday at the Community Pentecostal Church and on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until service time at the Oak Grove Methodist Church.

 

JOSEPH JONES

BOONEVILLE - Joseph Eli Jones, 60, died Wednesday, June 7, 1995, at his home after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County, a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a former employ­ee of Heartland Industries before becoming disabled.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert E. Picirilli officiating, and the Rev. Paul Long and the Rev. Leonard Ball assisting. Burial will be in the Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nita Jones of Booneville; two daughters, Jonita "J. J." Jones of Nashville, Tenn., and Regina Garcia of Kingston Springs, Tenn.; one son-in­law, Jose Garcia of Kingston Springs; one sister, Atha Sellers of Corinth; four brothers, Dencil Jones, Earl Jones, Dalton Jones and Cephus Jones, all of Booneville; two grand­children, Lucinda Garcia and Kaleigh Garcia.

 

JOSEPHINE SWAIM JONES

Josephine Swaim Jones died on Monday, May 25, 1959 and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Baldwyn. Her obituaries are included here.

 

"JONES RITES WEDNESDAY BALDWYN, MISS.- (Special)

Services for Mrs. William B. Jones, who died at her home in Baldwyn at 8:25 Monday, following an illness of 10 days, will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Baldwyn Baptist Church.

The Rev. H. E. Crawford, and Dr. Robert Palmer will officiate. Burial will be in Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery with Waters Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Jones was 76. She was the former Josephine Swaim, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Swaim, early educators of North Mississippi.

She was born at Marietta and later attended Blue Mountain College where she graduated. She married William B. Jones, businessman, civic and church leader in Baldwyn in 1904.

During her life Mrs. Jones was an active church worker here, taking an active part in the WMU, training union and a member of the executive board of the state WMU for many years.

She taught the men's Bible class for a number of years and for more than 12 years she was the leader of the intermediate group of BTU and was in charge of all the music at the Baldwyn Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jones was active in cultural and civic life in her community. She was a charter member of the book club and an honorary member of the club at her death.

Her survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Clanton Sansom of Baldwyn; one brother, J. C. Swaim, Jr. of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Miss Ana [sic] Lou Swaim of Baldwyn.

The body will lie in state at the First Baptist Church here from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Forest Grisham, Rozzelle Walker, T. Charles Gower, M. P. McCarthy, Roy Prather, Nelson Vandiver, James M. Jones, Dr. Mitchell Ford."

 

LANIS C. JONES

NEW SITE ‑ Lanis C. Jones, 79, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a lifelong rest dent of Prentiss County and a retired, self‑employed fork duvet He was a Mason win membership at the Marietta Lodge and member of the Methodist Church He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was the son of the late P. V. and Verdie Mae Wilson Jones

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with the Rev. Charles McGill officiating Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery.

Survivors include two daugh­ters, Janis Mason of Booneville. and Renee Robinson and her husband, Kenneth, of New Site; a son, Lanis Jones, and his wife, Wanda, of New Site; eight grandchildren, Brandy Mason, Julie Coats, Stephanie Taylor, Ken Robinson Jr., Ronda Jones, Janna Jones, Keith Jones and Kevin Jones; two great‑grandchildren, Justin Coats and Bryson Coats.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Jones; and a grand daughter, Robin Jones.

 

 

LIZZIE JONES

BOONEVILLE ‑ Lena "Lizzie" Jones, 80, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker, and factory worker and a member of Jones Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Ball and the Rev. Wayne Yarbrough officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Free Will Baptist Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, William Earl Jones; four daughters, Navarre Robertson and her husband, Troy, of New Albany, and Jewel Dean Garvin and her husband, Billy Joe, Eulene Hooper and her husband, Jer­ry, and Lesia Olive and her husband, James, all at Booneville; one son. Wayne Jones, and his wife, Shirley, at Rienzi; one sister, Vera Hulsey of Brilliant, Ala.; three brothers, Bobby Barnett and Alton Barnett, both of Doniphan, Mo., and Charles Barnett of Colorado Springs, Colo., 12 grand­children; 11 great‑grandchildren.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

 

LEON JONES

BOONEVILLE - Leon Jones, 96, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was a homemaker, a factory worker and a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. She enjoyed needlework, sewing and traveling.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doug Greenway and Bro. Mike Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Erma McKinney of Booneville; five grandchildren, Joyce Schaefer, William Jones, Kenneth Jones, Annette Mozek and Patricia Jones; 11 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Jones; her parents, Bud and Mattie McCreary; an infant daughter; a son, Travis Jones; and two sisters and six brothers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

LOIS JONES

CORINTH - Lois Crum Jones, 88, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at her home. She was a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church and a retired dietary worker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Gifford and the Rev. Howard Lips officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Raney of Champaign, Ill., Frances Peters and husband, Tommy, of Kossuth, and Maralyn Taylor of Corinth; sister, Thelma Essary of Douglas, Ga.; her grandchildren, Steve and Kathy Price, Danny and Michelle Price, Donny Price, Greg Price and Angie Richardson, Cindy and Roger Hawkins, John Stienkamp, Tim and Renea Peters, LeAnn and Jody Freeman, and Jenessa Taylor; her stepgrandchildren, Billie and Eric Fellie, and Michael and Carla Taylor; 15 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Reid Jones; a daughter, Maureen Price; two sons-in-law, Jimmy Price and Richard Raney; a granddaughter, Sherry Stienkamp; two sisters, Wilma Shaw and Eulis Walker; and two brothers, A.J. Crum and Thetus Crum.

Pallbearers will be Buford Jones, Dwight Jones, Charles Luke Crum, Bud West, Jerry Green and Brian Green.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

 

LUCILLE JONES

CHEWALLA, Tenn. - Lucille Jones, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Chewalla Baptist. Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Chewalla Baptist Church with Bro. Richard Doyle officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, M. L. "Pete" Jones of Chewalla, Tenn.; three sons, Charles Jones and wife, Linda, of Chewalla, Dale Jones and wife, Melissa, of Burnsville, and Harold Jones of Corinth; three daughters, Edith Wardlow and husband, Bobby, of Ramer, Tenn., Wanda Wilbanks and husband, Benny, of Counce, Tenn., and Karen Jones of Booneville; two brothers, Troy Suggs of Ramer, Tenn., and James E. Suggs of Corinth; one sister, Joyce Wren of Eastview, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Jay, Kirk Autumn, Blake, Rodney, Randy Jones, Ken Bethany Wardlow, Michelle Miller and Scott Tedford; one great-grandchild, Sarah Grace Jones; her step-grandchildren, Brittany and Brandy Bell, Heather Stanford, Heath Wilbanks, Cody Miller, John Riley Stanford and Kyle Stanford.

She was preceded in death by one son, Raymond Lee Jones.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

The body will lie in state at the Chewalla Baptist Church from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.

 

LUCILLE JONES

BOONEVILLE ‑Lucille Jones, 65, died Friday, Oct 15, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was retired from Kellwood Manufacturing and was a member of Jones Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was a volunteer at Baptist Memorial Hospi­tal in Booneville.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Mon­day at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. D. W. Jones and the Rev. Leonard Ball officiating. Bur­ial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel Cephas Jones; two daughters, Rhonda McCauley of Rogers, Ark., and Vicki Bittle of Russellville, Ark.; one sister, Irene Bullard of Iuka; one brother, Billy Wingo of Iuka; five grandchildren, Ben McCauley, Nathan McCauley, Tim McCauley, Tyler Bittle and Callie Bittle; five great‑grandchildren, Ethan McCauley, Kindra McCauley, Savan­nah McCauley, Coley McCauley and Marissa McCauley.

Visitation will be from noon until 5 p.m. today and until service time

 

MABLE JONES

BALDWYN - Mable Mott Jones, 86, died Tuesday, July 5, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Irvin officiating. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Euclatubba Cemetery near Saltillo.

Survivors include two daughters, Vivian Miller of Tupelo and Wanda Calett of California; a son, Lonnie Watson of Baldwyn; two brothers, Joe Mott of Verona and Gene Mott of Michigan; grandchildren, Gary Davis, Gayla Powell, Craig Mink, Larry Green, Pam Green, Donna Green, Lonnie R. Watson Jr. and Richard Watson; 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Willard Watson and Buster Jones; a son, Clinton E. Watson; her parents, Charles and Elsie May Pope Mott; a special sister, Pelina Wiggington; a number of other sisters and brothers.

Visitation will be from noon to service time today.

 

MARCIA ANN JANES JONES

Marcia Ann Janes Jones, 36, of Corinth, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000 in Memphis, TN.  She loved her family.  Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband Vernon O'Neal Jones and her mother Joanne B. Mayer Mankey.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her father, Thomas Janes and wife Linda of Warsaw, NY; a son Joseph Emery Kaserman of Gray, ME; a daughter, Elise Michelle Kaserman; three brothers, Christopher Janes of Virginia Beach, VA, Donald Janes of Austin, TX , Jonathan Mankey of Bay City, TX; four sisters, Susan Viator and husband Keith of New Iberia, LA, Linda LaFranc of Perry, NY, Sarah Janes and Jessica Mankey both of Memphis, TN; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Mayer of Attica, NY; five nephews, Jason Bandy and wife Danielle, Joshua Bandy, Shand Bandy, Brandon Viator, Justin Viator; an aunt, Beverly Burke and husband Timothy of East Aurora, NY; a cousin Adrian Burke of New York, and other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be 5-10 PM Friday, April 14, 2000 and Saturday April 15, 12 noon until time of service at Magnolia Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will with 3 PM Saturday April 15, 2000 with Rev. D. W. Jones and Rev. G. D. Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

MATTIE JONES

BOONEVILLE - Mattie Jones, 96, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Ridge Church of Christ. She enjoyed her family, gardening, and reading and studying her Bible.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Calvin Barber, Terry Roberts and Beal Coats officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Nelda Green of Booneville; a son, Max Jones and wife, Rachel, of Jumpertown; a sister, Edith Rinehart Miller of Tupelo; a grandson, Lee Jones and wife, Tracy; two step grandchildren, Brian Brumley and wife, Machelle, and Jennifer Mills and husband, Brent; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Derek Jones; four step-great-grandchildren, Quade Reaves, Braden Mills, and Brittany and Kaylee Brurnley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Jones, and her parents, Mark and Minnie Rinehart.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Coats, George Coats, Myron Coats, Cecil Koon Jr., Keith Vaughn and Shawn Weaver.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Oak Ridge congregation.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

MAXINE JONES

BOONEVILLE ‑ Maxine Jones, 72, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center offer e brief illness. She was a member of Tus­cumbia Baptist Church and a retired employee of Prentiss Manufacturing.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Pitcher and the Rev. Jeff Jones officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Purvis, and her husband, Ger­ald, of Booneville two grandsons, John Purvis and ha wife, Becky, and Britt Purvis and ha wife, Jodie; one great-grandson, Bryce Purvis; one brother, David Earl Jones of Booneville.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

MERRILL LOUREE JONES

Merrill Louree Jones of Booneville died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1994, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Milton Koon officiating. Burial was in Osborne Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones was a graduate of Mississippi State University and a retired teacher with 37 years of service in the Prentiss County School System. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher. She was the widow of Omar W. Jones and the daughter of the late Ben and Warrene Weeks.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Jones of Booneville; one son, Ben Jones of Baldwyn; and two grandchildren. Will Bingh and Erica Bingham.

 

MICHAEL JONES

Funeral services for Michael Aaron Jones, 28, 1998 will be held at 1 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Jacinto Community Cemetery.

Mr. Jones died Sunday, Jan. 4, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Survivors include his parents, Barbara Ann Jones and Arron LeRoy Jones; a daughter, Meagan Louise Jones; a sister and brother-in-law, Lisa Renee and Jeffery Wilbanks; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Monty Dwayne Jones and Claude Edward "Eddie" and Angela Smith; his grandmothers, Madie Jones and Willia Mae Hardin, all of Corinth.

Pallbearers will be Rickie Gene Harden, Danny Gene Hardin, Bonnie Hutcheson, Charles Lee Wilbanks, Samuel Lloyd Burcham and Gary Lee Bishop.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, J.D. "Loyd" Jones and Claude Hardin.

 

NELL JONES

BOONEVILLE - Nell Jones, 78, died Monday, July 16, 1990, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was the widow of Prentiss Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Gibson and the Rev. Jimmy Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Cain's Chapel Cemetery near Booneville.

Survivors include three daughters, Neva Bennett, Sue Hunkapiller and Lucy Arnold, all of Booneville; three sons, Prentiss Warren Jones of Pontotoc. Roy Jones of Booneville and Tony Jones of Guntown; three sisters, Ona Jones of Osceola, Ark., and Arlene Nunley and Eva Lambert, both of Booneville; two brothers, Oscar Lambert and Jack Lambert, both of Booneville; 24 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren.

 

 

REV. NORLIN JONES SR.

BOONEVILLE - The Rev. Norlin D. Jones Sr., 75, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, after a long illness. A Free Will Baptist minister, he pastored the Randall Memorial and First Free Will Baptist Churches in Memphis from 1955 to 1966. He served as home missionary/church planter for the State of Tennessee and the National Association of Free Will Baptists. He founded the First Free Will Baptist Church of Jackson, Tenn. He then moved to Daytona Beach, Fla., where he founded the Daytona Beach Free Will Baptist Church. He also pastored several Free Will Baptist Churches in Mississippi. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1948 and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan. After his marriage he moved to Memphis and worked as a tool and die pattern maker for International Harvester Corp. until entering the ministry full time.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Booker and the Rev. Leonard Ball officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Trannie Jones; three daughters, Kathy and Laron Dye of Booneville, Debra and Paul Hansen of Newport, N.C., and Linda Gail and John Rhodes of Edwardsville, Ill.; a son, Norlin D. "Denny", Jr., and Deborah Jones of Beech Bluff, Tenn.; a sister, Atha Sellers of Corinth; three brothers, Earl, Dalton and Cephas Jones, all of Booneville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie D. and Elza B. Jones; a sister, Deloris Jones; and four brothers, Elton, Herman, Jasper and Joseph Jones.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

OMAR WILSON JONES

BOONEVILLE - Omar Wilson Jones, 69, died Sunday eve ping at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville following an extended illness. He worker for the State of Mississippi for 2 years where he served as director for of privilege tax in Jackson He was a retired funeral home owner, a member of Gaston Baptist Church, a Mason and Shriner of the Booneville Lodge

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Salts Funeral Horn Chapel with the Dr. Bill Duncan Dr. Chuck Hampton and the Rev. Milton Koon officiating Burial will be in the Osborn Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife Lou Ree Jones of Booneville one daughter, Betty Bingham c Booneville; one son, Ben Jones of Booneville; two sisters, Lurlene Davis and Nell Johnson both of Booneville; one brothel Vance Jones of Booneville; one grandson

 

ROBERT BEE (R. B.) JONES

Robert Bee (R. B.) Jones, 89, of Booneville, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Tupelo.

Services were Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Adams officiating. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery. Patterson Funeral Home in Corinth was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jones was a janitor at First United Methodist Church of Booneville for a number of years. He was a lifelong member and deacon at Springhill M. B. Church and Master Mason Goodman 20-C. He completed a fifth grade education at the Prentiss County Colored School. His hobbies were fishing and gardening.

He is survived by a daughter, Jane Copeland; grandchildren, Freddie Copeland Jr., Russell Copeland, Catara Copeland and Shea Heavens; and one great-grandchild

He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie Mae Baptist Jones; daughter, Minnie Ethel Heavens; sister, Ruth Jordan; parents, Bill and Minnie Jones.

Pallbearers were Masonic Lodge-Goodman 20-C.

 

 

RUTH JONES

BOONEVILLE - Ruth Jones, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at the Longwood Manor Nursing Home in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a riomemaker and a member of Blythes Chapel Methodist Church. She was the widow of Alvin E. Jones. She was preceded in death by one son, Jack Jones and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Christian officiating. Burial will be in the Siloam Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Horn and her husband, Gene, Betty Lambert and her husband, Pat, and Mary Ruth Huddleston and her husband, Ray, all of Booneville and Sue Christian and her husband, Bobby, of Thrasher; two sons, Bobby Jones and his wife, Shirley, and Buddy Jones and his wife, Carolyn, of all of Booneville; one daughter-in-law, Jackie Jones of Booneville; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Jones, Rodney Beasley, Bubba Knight, Tommy Pace, Greg Stephenson and Shaun Beard.

 

SANFORD A. JONES

CORINTH - Sanford A. Jones, 79, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Alcorn County to the late Earnest and Zettie Gatlin. He was retired from Intex Plastic after 26 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an MP. He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Mission. He enjoyed bluegrass music and walking outdoors.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Burcham and the Rev. Gerald Hadley officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Christian Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Dorothy Gatlin of Corinth; five daughters, Lori and her husband, Rick Smith, Rita and her husband, Andy Wilson, Tina and her husband, Larry Jones, Glenda and her husband, Mark McGee, and Linda and her husband, Tim Wood, all of Corinth; his grandchildren, Josh Smith, Corey Jones, Heather, Wilson, Hannah Jones, Bailey Smith, Andrea Wilson, Daniel McKee and Matthew Wood; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lonnie Gatlin; and his sisters, Estell Pratt, Gladeys Brown, Lessie Mae Brown and Irene Richards.

Pallbearers will be Rick Smith, Andy Wilson, Larry Jones, Mark McKee, Tim Wood, Josh Smith, Corey Jones and Daniel McKee.

 

SHERRI JONES

BOONEVILLE ‑ Sherri Tackett Jones, 20, died unexpectedly Thurs­day, April 20, 2000, at Baptist Memo­rial Hospital Central in Memphis. She was a homemaker. She attended Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenny Russell officiating, Burial will be in New Site Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Jones; two sons. Matthew Austin Jones and Casey Chandler Jones, both of the home; her par­ents, William "Pete" and Louise Tackett of Booneville: her grand­mothers, Maxine Tackett and Quin­1ie Ridge, both of Booneville; her ether‑in‑law, Ronnie Jones of 3ooni her husband's grandparents, W. Y. and Mae Jones of Booneville; one sister, Valerie McAl­ister of Booneville; one brother, William Brent Tackett of the Marine Dome Air Station in Cherry Point, V. C.; two nieces, Christian Kelton and Destiny Tackett, one nephew, Cameron Kelton; aunts and uncles.

Visitation will continue until service Inner today.

 

 

TONY CARROL JONES

Tony Carrol Jones, 47, died Monday April 6. 1998 at his home after, long Illness, He was a disabled construction worker. He enjoyed traveling.

Services were Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Hicks officiating. Burial was m Cain's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Tony Clay Jones of Benton, Kan., three sister, Neva Bennett, Sue Hunkapillar & Lucy Arnold all of Booneville; two brother, Prentiss Warren Jones of Pontotoc & Roy Jones of Booneville.

He was preceded to death by his parents Prentiss and Nell Lambert Jones and a sister Harmie Jones.

 

TRAVIS J "HUMPY" JONES

Travis J. "Humpy" Jones, 65, of Booneville, died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a sudden illness.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel the Rev. Danny Short officiating. Burial was in Old Booneville Cemetery at Fairview.

Mr. Jones was retired from US Steel after 32 years. He was a Baptist, Korean an Anne veteran and member of the VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Bessie Jones; and three brothers, Frank Jones, Cecil Jones, and Trammel Jones.

He is survived by three daughters, Rhesa Magnabosco of South Holland, Ill., Beth Whiunann of Whiting, Ind., and Tresa Tressler of Hobart, Ind.; one son, Travis Wayne Jones of Portage, Ind.; two brothers, Vernon Jones of Baldwyn Ian W. Jones of Booneville; 15 grandchildren; and his companion of 21 years Lois Jones.

 

MRS. UTAH JONES

Utah Vanderford Jones, 81, of the Jacinto community, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. Services were Friday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Church of God with the Rev. William Hayward Burcham officiating. Burial was in the Jones Family Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jones was a retired factory worker and a homemaker. She attended Mt. Olive Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Pearl Vanderford; one sister, Opal McAnally; and two brothers, Milburn and Elver Vanderford.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Norvle Fletcher Jones; five daughters, Cannon Kennedy and her husband, Herbert Ray, of Corinth, Margaret Houston and her husband, Johnny, Martha Noe and her husband, Jaye, Wanda Ross and her husband, Scotty, all of Jacinto and Diane Greenhaw and her husband, Thomas Wayne, of Gadsden, Ala.; one son, Warner Ray Jones and his wife, Shirley, of Jacinto; three sisters, Arizona Floyd, Kate McNeil and Nina Drew Bishop, all of Rienzi; two brothers, Vernal and Ovie Vanderford, both of Rienzi; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Kennedy, Timmy McClemore, Rick Gramling, Scotty Lentz, Kenny Jones, Kevin Jones, Donathan Enlow and Charles Kennedy.

 

 

VERNON JONES

Vernon Jones, 79, of Frankstown, died Thursday. June 13, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Memphis after an extended illness.

Services were Saturday. June 15, at 4 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Short officiating. Burial was in 3ooneville Cemetery.

He was a member of the Wheeler United Methodist Church and a World War H U. S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by one son. Richard Michael Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Jones: three daughters, Carol Gamble of Booneville, Donna Wilson of Adolphus, Ky., and Donna Brett of Arcaedia, Fla., one brother, Larry Jones of Bonneville: eight grandchildren, Cheri Swann, Richard Gamble, Jamie Gamble, Tracy Strange, Tammy Jacques, Heather Mancera, Lethicia Mills and Chance Brett; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

VERNON O'NEAL JONES

Vernon O'Neal Jones, 31, of Corinth, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000 in Memphis, He was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church, loved his family and enjoyed doing woodwork and trading. He also loved to go fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia Ann Jones and his father, Joseph "Pete" Jones.

Mr. Jones is survived by his mother, Frances C. Gant Jones, of Corinth, Ms; his step-son, Joseph Emery Kaserman of Gray, ME; step daughter, Elsie Michelle Kaserman of Corinth, Ms; four brothers, Joseph M. "Red" Jones and wife Grace of Walnut, Ms, James R. Jones and wife Teresa, Reginald D. "Shorty" Jones and wife Juana, Robert "Brian" Jones, all of Corinth, Ms; three sisters, Rhonda Kay Stevens and husband Talbert "Bubba" of Red Banks, Ms, Deborah Jane Marsh and husband Tommy and Donna Michelle Spencer all of Corinth, Ms.; sixteen nephews and nieces, Brandon Wilbanks, Michelle Graves, Dan Marsh, Forrest Graves, Amanda Marsh, Chris Spencer, Jessie Jones, Joe Morris, Josh Jones, Michael Jones, Candice Spencer, Joey Spencer, Colby Jones, Kayla Jones, Tyler Jones, Sarry-Ann Jones; and numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be 5- 10 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2000 and Saturday April 15, 12 noon until time of service at Magnolia Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000 at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. D. W. Jones and Rev. G. D Jones officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Troy Martin, Joey Brawner, Shad Cooper, Keith Viator, John Thrasher, Steve Mills and Tom Lewis.

 

MRS. W. B. JONES

"Mrs. W. B. Jones of Baldwyn is Dead" Rites Will Be Tomorrow For Church, Civic Leader

BALDWYN, MISS.

Mrs. William B. Jones, church and civic leader of Baldwyn, died at her home Monday morning after a long illness. She was 76.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church at 10:30 Wednesday morning. The Rev. H. E. Crawford will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Robert L. Palmer. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery with Waters Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Jones is a former member of the executive board of the Women's Missionary Union of Mississippi and was an active church leader. She taught Sunday School and WMU classes at First Baptist Church. She was also director of music at the church until poor health forced her to relinquish that position.

She was a charter member of the Baldwyn Book Club and had held every office in the club. She was born in Marietta and graduated from Blue Mountain College.

She was married to the late W. B. Jones in Baldwyn in 1904. Mr. Jones was an active civic and church leader and Baldwyn businessman until his death in 1958.

She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Swaim.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Clanton Sansom of Baldwyn; a brother, J. C. Swaim of Dallas, and a sister, Miss Anna Lou Swaim of Baldwyn."

 

 

W. CLOVIS JONES

W. Clovis Jones, 85, of Route 1, Booneville, died unexpectedly at his home Saturday, Aug. 11, 1989

Services were Sunday, Aug. it, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bill Dowdy officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was a retired farmer.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Letra Winfield of Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Lu Verta Chaffin and Mrs. Gladys Moore, both of Booneville. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

 

 

WILLIAM JONES

The Tupelo newspaper published the following obituary. "William Jones Dies At Home. Baldwyn Man Was Ill for 18 Months.

BALDWYN - (Special) - William Berry (Will) Jones, 82, died at his home here early Monday morning, following an 18 months illness.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Eugene Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery, with Waters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to time for the services.

Mr. Jones had been a merchant in Baldwyn since 1903. He owned and operated Jones & Co., a dry goods store, until he became ill. He was one of the town's oldest merchants.

Born in the Geeville community, Mr. Jones was a senior deacon of First Baptist Church, where he had been a member 57 years. He was Superintendent of the Sunday 25 years. He had been teacher of the men's Bible Class six years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Josephine Swaim Jones; one daughter, Mrs. Clanton Sansom, Baldwyn; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Caldwell, Baldwyn; Mrs. Ray Bear, San Antonio, Texas; one brother, C. L. Jones, Commerce, Texas.

Pallbearers will be: Forrest Grisham, C. V. Grisham, Charles Gower, Mack Jones, Bud McCarthy, E. A. Shellnut, Rozelle Walker and Bernice Flanagan."

1 "Services are Held For W. B. Jones", The Baldwyn News, Thursday, 6-05-1958, page 1, copy in possession of Nancy F. Wike.

2 A note added in ink, probably written by Annie Lou Swaim, and W. B. Jones."

3 "William Jones Dies At Home", Daily Journal, Tupelo, Mississippi, Tuesday, 6-031958, page 13, Microfilm, Lee Co. Library, Tupelo, Mississippi.

 

EARL JONES

BOONEVILLE - William Earl Jones, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member and deacon of Jones Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served under General Patton. He was a member of the VFW and the U.S. Veterans and Volunteers Organization. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He was the husband of the late Lena Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jones.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy McAnally and Bro. Leonard Ball officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Novene and Troy Robertson of New Albany, and Jewel Dean and Billy Joe Garvin, Eulene Holder and Jerry Hooper, and Lesia and James Olive, all of Booneville; a son, Wayne Jones and wife, Shirley, of Rienzi; two brothers, Daniel Cephas Jones, Dalton Jones and wife, Sue, all of Booneville; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers, and his grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

WILLIAM ORVILLE "GUS" JONES

CORINTH - William Orville "Gus" Jones, 77, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years. He was a member of Foote Street Church of Christ and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He enjoyed socializing with his coffee drinking buddies, and he was an avid collector of model train

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McPeters Funeral Directors with Minister Charles Curtis and Bro. Harris Counce officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Steve Jones and wife, Nan, and Jason Jones and wife, Annette, all of Corinth; two daughters, Beth Hall and husband, Richard, of Collierville, Tenn., and Jill Martin and husband, Donnie, of Corinth; a sister, Patricia Jones Owens of Corinth; eight grandchildren, Tara J. Nails and husband, Heath, Donnie Jones, Logan Jones, Ben Martin, Leah Jones, Weston Hall, Lauren Jones and Anna Martin; four nephews, David Smith, Aaron Smith, Kevin Smith and Joel Smith; special friends, Thomas Jones, Donna Savell and Kenny Drape

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Jones, and his parents, Sam and Lucille Harris Jones

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Gunter, Pete Pratt, Tracy Bullard, James Gann, Larry Skelton, Jerry Pratt, Bobby Hilburn and Chris Savel

 

WONNIE F. JONES

RED BAY, Ala. - Wonnie F. Jones, 68, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at the ECM Hospital. She was a beautician and a seamstress for 20 years and was a member of the Community Center Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Emma Barrett; her husband, Wayne Jones; and one brother.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Roger Wood and Bro. Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, David Jones of Red Bay, Ala.; one granddaughter, Julianna Jones of Red Bay; one grandson, Benji Jones of Red Bay; one sister, Bonnie Strickland of Halltown; two special grandchildren, Alex Hall and Savannah Hall of Halltown; two nieces and three nephews.

Pallbearers will be Randy Holland, John Shewbart, Mark Massey, Jon Petree, Ronald Burgett and Shawn Burgett.

 

YOUNGER "W Y" JONES

Younger "W Y" Jones, 82, of Booneville, died of heart failure after an extended illness Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Hamm and the Rev. David Basden officiating. Burial was in Cain's Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was a member of Biggersville Pentecostal Church and a disabled World War II Army veteran. He was a retired carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Mae Cain Jones; three sons, Tim Jones, Ray Jones Ronnie D. Jones, all of Booneville; two sisters, Polly Cole of Altitude and Syble Brasel of Corinth; four grandchildren, Sean N. Jones, Richard L. Jones, Ronnie L. Jones and Raina Jones; and five great-grandchildren.

 

ZENITH JONES

BOONEVILLE - Zenith Miller Jones, 94, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. She was born Nov. 10, 1910, in Prentiss County to Henry Jackson Miller and Idena Holley Miller. She was a machine operator at Prentiss Manufacturing Company for 30 years. She was a member of Jumpertown Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, cooking, crossword puzzles and church work.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Milton Koon and Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Kermit Jones of Booneville; two daughters, Martha Norvell and husband, Merrill, of Belden, and Ann Johnson and husband, Bobby, of Millington, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Cindy Pharr and husband, Dwight, David Jones and wife, Marilyn, Patrick Weatherford and wife, Debra, Jenny Curtis, Brad Norvell and wife, Tammie, ReneZ McCowan and husband, Dr. Scott McCowan, Jacob Norvell and wife, Stephanie, Michael Green and wife, Helen, Mary Mitchell and husband, Reece, Letha Brown and husband, Carl, and Lynda Lightfoot and husband, Berl; 30 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 71 years, K. Vance Jones Sr., on Feb. 28, 2002; a sister, Zera Lindsey; a daughter-in-law, Helen Jones; and a great-grandson, Doug Pharr.

Pallbearers will be David Jones, Jeremy Jones, Justin Green, Christopher Jones, Michael Green, Patrick Weatherford, Jonathan Pharr, Dwight Pharr, Bill Curtis and Brad Norvell.

Memorials may be made to Jumpertown Baptist Church, 555 Hwy. 4 W., Booneville, MS 38829.

 

KATHLEEN JORDAN

Kathleen Jordan, 46, of Route 7, Booneville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1985, at the North Mississippi Medical Caster in Tupelo.

Services were Thursday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Terry Booker and Bro. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Jordan was a housewife and a member of Martin Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Bill L. Jordan; a brother, Odean Perkerson of Booneville and a sister, Mrs. Christine Ralph of Yazoo City, Miss.

 

LAURA JORDAN

TUPELO - Laura Brown Jordan, 73, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at the Tupelo Nursing Center. She was a member of Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Detroit, Mich., where she was affiliated with the Sacred Hearts Alumni and the "Boppers" Brewster Project Alumni. She graduated from Sacred Hearts Catholic School and attended Wayne State University. She was a former employee of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce. She moved to Tupelo in 2001 to be with her family. She enjoyed sewing, interior decorating, crocheting, refurbishing furniture and her dog, Joy.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Grayson-Porter's Mortuary in Tupelo with the Rev. Gary Long officiating.

Survivors include her relatives, Harry Grayson Sr. and wife, Valeria, Boyce Grayson Sr. and wife, Darletha, and Cecil Brown and wife, Phyllis, all of Tupelo, Ollie Grayson of Corinth, Robert Grayson and wife, Joan, of Los Angeles, Calif., Annie Marie Miller and Lillie Ramsey, both of Tupelo, Louise Griffin of Jacksonville, Fla., Knowledge Brown of Milwaukee, Wis., and Erin Hill of Chicago; a special friend, Dolores J. Simpson of Detroit, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Brown and Annie Lee Beaurgard Brown.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday.

 

ANITA JOSHLIN

BOONEVILLE - Anita L. Joshlin, 53, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born April 23, 1951, in Los Angeles, the daughter of Raymond Earl and Irene E. Coster Reed. She was a member of Emmanuel United Pentecostal Church and she was a homemaker. She enjoyed singing, going to church, animals and being the First Lady of the Church. She loved her family and being a pastor's wife.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Emmanuel United Pentecostal Church with Bro. Joey Ethridge, Bro. Bobby Pace, Bro. R. H. Hancock and Bro. Terry Barber officiating. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Joshlin, whom she married April 8, 1968; her daughter, Miriam Pace and her husband, Daniel, of Rienzi; three sons, Allen Joshlin of Humbolt, Tenn., Jack Joshlin and Matthew Joshlin, both of Booneville; her half-brother, Harry Edward Dillard of Spencer, Ind.; her grandchildren, Trey Joshlin, Emily Joshlin, Jacob Joshlin, Jesse Joshlin and Gracie Pace; a special friend, Faye Hood.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be Josh Melson, Chad Owens, Rev. Shane Harrison, Jeramy Hood, Rev. Junior Michael and Rev. Gerald Wade.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 274, Booneville, MS 38829.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.

 

BOBBY RAY JOSLIN

SENATOBIA - Bobby Ray Joslin, 67, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at his home. He was born in Tishomingo County to the late Omer and Birdie Johnson Joslin. He attended Fairview Church while living in the Iuka area and was a member of Safe Haven Baptist Church in Senatobia. He was a retired truck driver for Kroger.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery with Bro. Jerry House officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Joslin of Senatobia; three sons, Ricky Joslin of Hernando, Ray Joslin of Batesville and Bobby Joslin Jr. of Tupelo; one grandchild, Bobby Ray Joslin III of Tupelo.

 

J. C. JOSHLIN

CORINTH - John Calvin "Jake" Joshlin, 78, died Tuesday, June 2, 2003, at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn. He retired after 18 years as a set-up man with Borg Warner in Bellwood, Ill. He enjoyed working in his yard and garden. He was a Christian man who loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Church of Christ in Glen with Minister Terry Smith officiating. J. C. "Josh" Joshlin Jr. will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, J. C. "Josh" Joshlin Jr. and wife, Linda, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; a daughter, Marylen "Peggy" Taylor Monteleone and husband, Monty, of Franklin, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Myra Marchetti and husband, Patrick, Tommy Buck, Renee Tapia, Dawn Willyard and husband, Murphy, Shannon Standridge and husband, Delbert, and U. S. Army Spec. Jon Joshlin, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Luther Joshlin and wife, Fay, of Gideon, Mo.; two sisters, Daisy Joshlin and Elsie Mae Joshlin, both of Lepanto, Ark.; five sisters-in-law, Annie Mae Penna, Suvella Richardson, Mae Seal Burcham, Lyvonne Skelton and Joan Smith; a brother-in-law, Arthur Harville.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Mable Alma Harville Joshlin; his father, John Calvin Joshlin; his mother, Julia Merriman Joshlin; a grandson, Glenn Taylor; four brothers, Kelly Joshlin, Clyde Joshlin, R. C. Joshlin and Marvin Joshlin; a sister, Upal Joshlin; a sister-in-law, Sue Hendrix; his father-in-law, Thomas A. Harville; and his mother-in-law , Beulah Mae Kilcrease Harville.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church.

 

JOSH JOSLIN

IUKA - Eldridge "Josh" Joslin, 69, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. He was a truck driver and a carpenter. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and a P.O.W.

Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Pickwick Dam, Tenn., with Father Thomas Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Constance Joslin of Iuka; a son, Robert Joslin and wife, Shelby, of Iuka; three daughters, Sue Joslin of Beverly Hills, Fla., Joyce Smith and husband, Gary, of Corinth, and Sheila Hazelwood and husband, Darryl, of LaGrange, Ga.; two brothers, Estes Joslin of Corinth and Wilburn Joslin of Glen; two sisters, Ruby McMeans and Betty McGee, both of Iuka; three grandchildren, Crystal Joslin of Iuka, Breanna Hill of Corinth and Holly Hazelwood of LaGrange, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Jossie Joslin, and a brother, Ezra Joslin.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Konczal, Joseph Leonaitis, Robert Joslin and Tommy Johnson.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

 

LOLA JOSHLIN

Lola Farris Joshlin, 71, of Memphis, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at her residence.

Services were Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at Forest Hill Soutt Chapel with burial in Forest Hill South Cemetery. Forest Hill South was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Joshlin was a retired telephone operator with BellSouth Inc.

She was a member of the Pioneer Club with BellSouth and attended Cornerstone Church. She was the widow of Leroy Joshlin.

She is survived by a brother, Herbert Morrow of Corinth.

 

EARNESTEEN JOURDAN

Earnesteen Jourdan, 87, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired employee of the Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson, La., and a Baptist. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and was a "grandmother" to many besides her own grandchildren.

Services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Paul Feltman officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Curtis Jourdan of Burnsville and Jackie Jourdan of Iuka; two daughters, Nita Cranfield of New Orleans and Ouida Sepehri-Nik of Salt Lake City, Utah; a brother, Guy Barnes of Iuka; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Jourdan; a son, Hershel Jourdan; and a daughter, Linda Courtney.

 

EDITH JOURDAN

IUKA - Edith Jourdan, 86, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a retired nurse and a member of Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Almous Jourdan.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Bill Burcham and Bro. D.W. Jones officiating. The body will be placed in New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m., followed by a committal service at 3:30 p.m. at New Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Randle Jourdan, his wife, Bobbie, and family, and Wendell Jourdan, his wife, Jan, and family, all of Iuka; two daughters, Rachel Hester, her husband, Virgil, and family, and Celeste McCoy and family, all of Iuka; a sister, Syble Pinson Mitchell of Cairo.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

 

GLAWKUS L. JOURDAN

Burial Services For Glawkus L. Jourdan

Glawkus L. Jourdan, 93, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at the Marshall Medical Center South in Boaz, Ala. He was born Dec. 18, 1905, in Tishomingo County. He moved to Okolona in 1940. He retired from Meadows Sportswear in 1974 after 25 years. He and his wife then owned Leader Variety Store. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okolona, where he was a deacon and a member of the men's Bible class, the Treasury Committee, the Welcoming Committee and the Usher Committee.

Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Okolona with the Rev. Randy Lewman and the Rev. Roy McHenry officiating. Burial was in Henry Cemetery in Corinth. Okolona Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his brother, Alvis Jourdan of Iuka; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Autie Browning Jourdan; a son, Guy Hoyle Jourdan; and his parents.

Pallbearers were Hansel Scruggs, George Carter, John Herron Sr., Kenneth McVay, Jerry Rogers and Harold Turner.

Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the First Baptist Church.

 

HARMON OWEN JOURDAN

Harmon Owen Jourdan, 77, of Route 6, Booneville, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 1990, at his residence.

Services were Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral] Home Chapel with the Revs. Wayne Stovall and Marshal Tennison officiating. Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery.

Mr. Jourdan was a retired truck driver and a member Clausel Hill Methodist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Ronnie Jourdan and Odell Jourdan both of Booneville; two daughters. Mrs. JoAnn Prince of Tishomingo and Mrs. Kathy Taylor of Booneville; a brother, Otis Jourdan of Arnett, W. Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Ola Holder of Booneville Mrs. Waurine Elliott of Tishomingo and Mrs. Iona Barnes& of Bartlett, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

HELEN JOURDAN

BURNSVILLE - Helen Louise Jourdan, 60, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Bobby Elliott officiating. Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery in Cairo.

Survivors include two daughters, Angie Jones and husband, Robby, of Tishomingo, and Mitzi Jourdan of Iuka; a son, Bobby Jourdan of Corinth; a brother, Hollis Jourdan Jr. and wife, Betty, of Corinth; three sisters, Judith Rhodes and Barbara Russell of Iuka, and Quay Hartranft of Burnsville; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hollis Jourdan; her mother, Maxine Gourtney; and two brothers, Larry Jourdan and Jerry Jourdan.

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

 

JERRY JOURDAN

Burial Services For Jerry Jourdan

Jerry Jourdan, 52, died Monday, October 19, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

He was disabled and a Baptist.

Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial was in Euclatubba Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Jourdan of Saltillo; two daughters, Melissa Owen and her husband, Bryan, and Penny Jourdan, all of Saltillo; two sons, Wendell Jourdan and Gary Jourdan, both of Saltillo; his mother, Maxine Gortney of Iuka; three sisters, Judy Rhodes, Barbara Russell and Louise Jourdan, all of Iuka; one brother, Hollis Jourdan Jr. of Corinth; one grandchild, Kristen Jourdan.

 

LARRY JOURDAN

Rites Held For Larry Jourdan

Larry Jourdan, 40, died Saturday, October 28, 1995, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ludlam's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the New Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Jourdan of Iuka, one son, Christopher Jourdan of Booneville; two brothers, Junior 1ourdan of Corinth and Jerry's Jourdan of Saltillo; four sisters, Quay Hartronft of Jackson, Louise Jourdan of Burnsville, p Judith Rhodes and Barbara Russell, both of Iuka; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bradley McVay, Roy Lominick, George Randolph, Bradley Hamm, Hammond McDuffie, and Roy Hamm.

 

LOUISE JOURDAN

IUKA - Louise Furniss Jourdan, 89, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a devoted member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and a retired bookkeeper with Sears in Memphis.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Dale Hathorn and the Rev. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Dayton Jourdan of Iuka.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Newton C. and Martha "Tinnie" Mars Furniss; and two brothers, Riley Joe Furniss and Carlton Furniss.

Pallbearers will be N. C. "Red" South, C. E. Walker, Ray Gene South, Brett Malone, Olen Jourdan and R. L. Brown Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Paden, Billy Mars, Jim Walker, Orville Glenn and James Fred Nixon.

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

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemeter Fund, c/o Carolyn Page, 21 CR 958, Tishomingo MS 38873.

 

LUCILLE WORLEY JOURDAN

Lucille Worley Jourdan. 73, of Route 2, Box 216, Tishomingo died Thursday, Oct. 11, 1990, at her residence.

Services were Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Wayne Stovall and Marshall Tennison officiating. Burial was In Fairview Cemetery.

Mrs. Jourdan was a housewife and a member of Clausel Hill Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Jourdan and Odell Jourdan, both of Booneville; two daughters. Mrs. Joann Prince of Tishomingo and M Kathy Taylor of Booneville; a brother, Elmer Worley of Denhani Springs, La.; a sister, Marie Lambert of Tishomingo: 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

 

MAX EUGENE JOURDAN

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Max Eugene Jourdan, 60, died Wednesday at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas in Fort Worth after an extended illness. He was a truck driver, a Baptist and a retired Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wallace Pannell officiating. Burial will be in the Piney Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Gladys Hart of Booneville; one sister, Yvonne Horn of Compton, Calif.

Pallbearers will be his cousins.

 

LARRY JOURDAN

Rites Held For Larry Jourdan

Larry Jourdan, 40, died Saturday, October 28, 1995, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ludlam's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the New Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Jourdan of Iuka, one son, Christopher Jourdan of Booneville; two brothers, Junior 1ourdan of Corinth and Jerry's Jourdan of Saltillo; four sisters, Quay Hartronft of Jackson, Louise Jourdan of Burnsville, p Judith Rhodes and Barbara Russell, both of Iuka; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bradley McVay, Roy Lominick, George Randolph, Bradley Hamm, Hammond McDuffie, and Roy Hamm.

 

 

MRS. METTLE JOURDAN

Mrs. Mettie Eliza Davis Jourdan, 87, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, in the Tishomingo County Hospital after three years of failing health.

Services were Wednesday, Aug. 25, in New Lebanon Church with burial in the church cemetery. Bro. Sharp and Bro. Rinehart officiated

She was a housewife and a Methodist.

Survivors include three sons, Owen Jourdan, Tishomingo, Talbert Jourdan, Collierville, Tn., Ottis Jourdan, Arnett, W. Va. ; three daughters, Mrs. Ola Holder of the home, Mrs. Waurine Elliott of Cairo, Mrs. Iona Barrier of Millington, Tn.; one brother, Journance Davis, Amory; five sisters, Mrs. Cora Pate, Tupelo, Mrs. Edith Walden, Tupelo, Mrs. Alma Tennison, Sheffield, Ala., Mrs. Nola Palmer of Booneville and one sister Eunice, of Tacoma, Wash.; 30 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; 5 great great-grandchildren.

 

MARY JOWERS

BOONEVILLE - Mary Alice Jowers, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 11, 1935, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Richard and Alice A. Jones Bernhard. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a Brownie and Cub Scout leader, a swim team and softball mom, and an avid band booster. She and her husband danced together in several professional venues, winning many competitions and being photographed often. She enjoyed traveling, oil painting and interior design, but her greatest passion in life was her family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop John Larsen presiding. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Eugene Jowers; two sons, Jeffery E. Jowers of Hattiesburg, and Jason E. Jowers and his wife, Holly, of Canton; a daughter, Jennifer Pollard and husband, Andy, of Madison; three grandchildren, Rachell Jowers of Los Angeles, Calif., Brian Jowers of Hattiesburg and Alvin Dale Griffin of Tupelo.

Pallbearers will be David Pollard, Shaun Tittle, Joel Tittle, Wythel Salors, David Maxwell and Ned Floyd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Jowers and Dale Griffin.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund, c/o Bishop John Larsen, 118 CR 1241, Booneville, MS 38829; or the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

ROBERT L. JOWERS

TUPELO - Robert L. Jowers, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at his home after a brief illness. A native of Tennessee, he was born March 4, 1934, to the late Doctor Lemuel and Alma Pearl Jowers. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Mississippi Valley Gas Company. He was a Baptist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing bingo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues. The Rev. Mark McMillen will officiate, and Sherry Barnett will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Earlene Stanford Jowers of Tupelo; four daughters, Linda Tutor, and Shelia Moore and husband, Larry, all of Saltillo, Cindy Crosby and husband, Mike, of Tupelo, and Kim Harrison and husband, Gary, of Baldwyn; nine grandchildren, Sherry Barnett, Tammy Streetman, Tracy Henson, Shawn Murphy, Jason Long, Dallas Tutor, Amber Harrison, Rachel Ray and Rebecca Ray; 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mike Crosby, Larry Moore, Jason Long, Gary Harrison, Tracy Barnett, Jamy Henson, Don Stanford and Randy Hood.

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

 

AUTIE CARR JOYCE

Autie Carr Joyce, 95, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Tishomingo Living Center. She was a native of Texas, a home­maker and a member at Tishomingo Church of Christ.

5rrvices were Feb. 22 at l p.m. at Dealer, Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Jimmy Artis officiating. Burial was in Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Rub ye Lindsey of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; one brother, Lilburn Carr of Belmont; her caregiver, Dot Helton; several niece, and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bobby Lindsey, Allen Lindsey, Charles Carr, Tony Carr, Johnny Hugh Carr and Travis Clay.

 

DORA JOYNER

BALDWYN - Dora Lee Joyner, 87, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was a homemaker and a retired factory employee. She was a member of the Victory Independent Baptist Church.

Services were Wednesday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Bobby White, Bro. Marvin Robbins and Bro. Jerry Hughes officiating. Burial was in Victory Cemetery near Baldwyn.

Survivors include a daughter, Edith Gail Pannell of Baldwyn; two sons, Larry Joyner and wife, Betty, of Baldwyn and David Joyner of Hernando; a sister, Betty Whitehead of Missouri; a brother, Adkins Thompson of Kenosha, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Sherry Prather and husband, Thomas, of Baldwyn, Marty Pannell and wife, Jaime, of Huntsville, Ala., Symantha Byrd, Debra Horigan and Tessa Joyner of Baldwyn, Shannon Carter of Memphis, and Tinia Lance and David Wayne Joyner of Hernando; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew and Hunter Prather, Kylie Anne Pannell, Shan Carlisle, Shanna Horigan, Loran Lance, Allisa Lance and Breanna Lance.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Edward Lee Joyner; her parents, Lon and Donna Nichols Thompson; two sisters, Pauline Prentice and Edith Stacy; and three brothers, Loyce Thompson, Doyle Thompson and Billy Thompson.

 

EDNA JOYNER

BALDWYN - Edna Lee Joyner, 87, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was a homemaker and a retired factory employee. She was a member of the Victory Independent Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Bobby White, Bro. Marvin Robbins and Bro. Jerry Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Victory Cemetery near Baldwyn.

Survivors include a daughter, Edith Gail Pannell of Baldwyn; two sons, Larry Joyner and wife, Betty, of Baldwyn and David Joyner of Hernando; a sister, Betty Whitehead of Missouri; a brother, Adkins Thompson of Kenosha, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Sherry Prather and husband, Thomas, of Baldwyn, Marty Pannell and wife, Jaime, of Huntsville, Ala., Symantha Byrd, Debra Horigan and Tessa Joyner of Baldwyn, Shannon Carter of Memphis, and Tinia Lance and David Wayne Joyner of Hernando; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew and Hunter Prather, Kylie Anne Pannell, Shan Carlisle, Shanna Horigan, Loran Lance, Allisa Lance and Breanna Lance.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Edward Lee Joyner; her parents, Lon and Donna Nichols Thompson; two sisters, Pauline Prentice and Edith Stacy; and three brothers, Loyce Thompson, Doyle Thompson and Billy Thompson.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. today.

 

HASTON JOYNER

BALDWYN ‑ Hasten Joyner, 78, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000. at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He worked in automobile detail He was a World War II veteran and was a member of East Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 P. M. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Wallace Pannell officiating. Burial wilt be in Baldwyn Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley McCarthy and her husband, Charles, of Verona and Doris Crabb and her husband, Jimmy, of Baldwyn; one son, Jimmy Joyner and his wife, Peggy, of Tupelo, four grandchildren, Michael Bryant of Sherman, Jamie Crabb and his wife, Michelle, of Baldwyn, Ashley Burns and her husband. Bill, of Birmingham, and Wendy Joyner of Tupelo; two great‑grandchildren, Christopher and Gayle Bryant, one sister, Coy Gardner; his cousins, Bobby and Flossie Joyner, Jan Bryant Mitzie Nelson, Joy Lytal and Jill Holt; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Etheleen Joyner

Pallbearers will be David Joyner, Larry Joyner, Holland Ray Joyner, Rusty Rutherford, Jack Hamblin Jr., Jimmy Palmer and Max Floyd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Joyner, Leland Thomas, Jerry Mears, Cullom Wren and Roy Scott.

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

 

JAMES JOYNER

CORINTH - James Edward Joyner, 59, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at his home. He was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed working on and restoring old cars, and going to car races.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Bro. Bill Wages will officiate and Charlie Browning will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Edward Joyner and wife, Denise, of Walnut and James Eric Joyner of Corinth; a daughter, Gail Denise Joyner of Corinth; his mother, Lillian Adell Kiddy of Corinth; his father, William Edward Joyner; two sisters, Margie Ross, and Lil Kemp and husband, Buddy, all of Glen; three grandchildren; the mothers of his children, Sandra Joyner and Sherry Joyner, both of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Harold Joyner.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Lane McCalister, Shane Joyner, Jessie Kemp and Kirk Ross.

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

 

JAMES LATHEN JOYNER

James Lathen Joyner (Correction), 68, of Guntown, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at his home. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 18. Burial was in Joyner Cemetery.

Local survivors include his wife of 42 years, Eula Joyner; and a son, Tony Joyner of Baldwyn.

 

KAREN JULEN

BURNSVILLE - Karen Lee Miller Julen, 41, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a prenatal RNC and worked in labor and delivery at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She was a friend to all who met her.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen with Bro. William Lambert and Bro. Louie Williams officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, W. Sanford Julen of Burnsville; her grandmother, Mae Long of Iuka; three sons, William Austin Julen, Jessie Lee Julen and George Wyatt Julen, all of Burnsville; a brother, Terry Austin Miller of Burnsville; three sisters, Frances Jean Kilimara and Doris Ann Bowers, both of Covington, Va., and Debbie Lynn Johnson of Burnsville; seven nieces, Crystal Lorene Moats, Kelly Johnson, Tracy Miller, Leann Mock, Cassidy Null, Amanda Fern Johnson and Autumn Lorene Miller; two nephews, David Lewis Bowers and Justin Lynn Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Lorene Miller.

Pallbearers will be John W. Maxwell, Nicky McRae, J.R. Pardue, J.P. Mock, Danny Wilson and Talmadge Powers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Linton, Scotty Linton, Kevin Null and Bubba Carpenter.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children's Medical Center.

 

BOBBIE NELL JUMPER

CORINTH - Bobbie Nell Jumper, 74, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was employed for 20 years with Warwick Electronics in Zion, Ill. She also owned several businesses in Kenosha, Wis. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cullen Jumper, in 1989.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Copeland officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Trudy Shaw and husband, Grady, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; two sons, Ronald Jumper and Joey Jumper, both of Corinth; a grandson, Cody Shaw; a granddaughter, Amanda Fraley.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, J.R. Nix and James Nix.

Pallbearers will be Grady Shaw, Fred Bolton, Pat Short and Edward Crouch.

Visitation will continue until service time Wednesday.

 

COL. MARCUS JUMPER

Rites For Col. Marcus Jumper Held Tuesday

Colonel Marcus Jumper of Route 3, Booneville, passed away Monday at 5:40 p.m. in the Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Baldwyn following an illness of two years. He was a native of Tippah and Prentiss Counties, a member of the Paul's Chapel Methodist Church, and a retired farmer. He was 71.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon tat Jumpertown Methodist Church with Bro. Joe Crawford officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lottie Mae Geno Jumper; three sons, Melvin Jumper of Booneville, Cullen Jumper of Zion, Ill., and Johnny Jumper of Ripley; five daughters, Mrs. Herschel Thompson, Mrs. Ira Parks, Mrs. Emmett Mauney and Mrs. William Yates of Booneville, and Mrs. Jodie Criswell of Ripley; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

CULLEN MARCUS JUMPER

KENOSHA, Wisc. - Cullen Marcus Jumper. 63, died Friday, October 13, 1989, at the Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center. He was a retired press operator with the Wesson Company, a World War II veteran and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Nell Nix Jumper of Kenosha, Wisc.; one daughter, Trudy Shaw of Zion, I11.: two sons, Ronald Jumper and Joseph Jumper, both of Kenosha; five sisters. Mrs. William Yates, Ira Parks and Mrs. Emmitt Mauney, all of Booneville, Jodie Criswell of Ripley and Pat Thompson of Reagan, Tenn. ; one brother, Johnny F. Jumper of Ripley; two grandchildren.

 

 

DALE JUMPER

Dale Jumper, 43, of Dry Creek, died Wednesday, July 24. 2002. at his home.

Services were Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Walker and Bro. Kara Blackard officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery.

Mr. Jumper was a member of Concord Baptist Church. He was an employee of Newby's Used Cars and trained racking horses. He was a member of the Racking Horse Breeders Association and a Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Nyla Davis Jumper; his parents, Holland and Jane Jumper of Dry Creek; twin daughters, Hope and Halley Jumper of Dry Creek; two sons, Cassidy Jumper and Colt Jumper, both of Dry Creek; one stepson, Ryne Wilhite of Dry Creek: and his step grandmother, Orilla Jumper of Ripley.

Pallbearers were Larry Taylor, Eddie Owens, Darrell Nunley, Doug Hargett, Ricky Newby Lyle Bullock and Glenn Mauney. Honorary pallbearers were Joel Devers, Charles Hodges and Danny Mauney.

 

DENNIS MERLE JUMPER

            Dennis Merle Jumper, 21, of Route 3, Box 293, Booneville, was killed in a one vehicle accident around 2:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, on Hwy. 370 west of Falkner.

            “Jumper appeared to be traveling a little too fast and possibly went to sleep and lost control of his vehicle in a hillcrest and curve,” accord­ing to Tippah County Deputy Greg Hopper, investigating officer.

            Jumper's 1986 Silverado pickup struck a tree, Hopper said. Jumper was pro­nounced dead at the scene by Tippah County Medical Examiner‑Investigator Ray­mond Wilkerson. he said.

Services for Jumper were Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home with burial in Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

 

DEXTER JUMPER JR.

BOONEVILLE – Dexter Windham Jumper Jr., 69, died Friday, March 26, 2004, in Lafayette, Ga. He was born July 18, 1934, in Prentiss County to Dexter W. Jumper Sr. and Nettie Green Jumper. He was a graduate of Jumpertown High School and Mississippi State University. He was self-employed in the pest control business.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve DeVore officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimi Crump of Lafayette, Ga.; three sons, Jerran Jumper, Brian Jumper and Steve Jumper, all of Lafayette, Ga.; a brother, Bill Jumper of Booneville; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Shirley Jumper and Jerry Palmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 16 Northtown Drive, Suite 100, Jackson MS 39211-3058.

 

 

DENNIS MERLE JUMPER

BOONEVILLE - Dennis Merle Jumper, 21, died Friday at the Tippah County Hospital as the result of an automobile accident. He was a Baptist and was an employee of Bench Craft.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Burrows officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Jumper of Booneville; his grandmother, Mrs. Horace Browning of Booneville; three sisters, Judith Perrigo of Rienzi, Martha Mitchell of Booneville, Toni Hatfield of Dallas. Texas.

 

 

HERSCHEL G. JUMPER

            JUMPERTOWN ‑ Herschel G. Jumper, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born Feb. 22, 1923 in Prentiss County. He was a graduate of Jumpertown High School and Mississippi State University, and a combat veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer and a former Prentiss County school teacher. He served eight years as the Prentiss County chancery clerk and eight years as Northern District highway commissioner. He was a member of Jumpertown United Methodist Church. He was a Mason, a Branch and a member of the Scottish Rite, the DAV, VFW, American Legion, the 40 & 8, and the Military Order of the Purple Head. He was a devoted husband, father and "Pa."

            Services will be at 1 P. M. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

            Survivors include his wife, Lu Jumper; a son, Gatha Dees Jumper and his wife, Mary; three grandchildren, Donna Jumper, Kathy Jumper Rutherford and her husband, Michael, and Tammy Jumper Davis and her husband, Wally, all of Jumpertown; his great­ grandchildren Brandon Blankenship. Bonnie Blankenship , Gatha Lee Wren, Brooke Wren, Samuel Hershel Rutherford and Madison Davis, all of Jumpertown; three sisters, Pauline Wilbanks of Memphis, Mildred Graham of Los Angeles and Mary Carmichael of Summerdale, Ali a brother, J.T Cartwright of Booneville; a stepsis­ter, Louis, Beychock of Sarasota, Fla., two stepbrothers, David Cartwright of Booneville and Bill Cartwright of Trussville, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Ethel Cox Jumper: a brother, James Jumper; and two stepbrothers, Ward and Mitt Cartwright.

            Pallbearers will be Bob Strange, Norman Young, Robert Floyd, William Latham, Billy Nance, Billy Sharp, Bill Bain, Joe Childers and Willard Robinson.

            Honorary pallbearers will be his fellow veterans of World War II

            Visitation will continue until service time today.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the flag pole and plaque fund at

Jumpertown United Methodist Church, 888 Hwy 4 W, Booneville MS 38829.

 

           

HOLLIS JUMPER

Hollis Jumper, 78, of Burdette, Ark., died Tuesday, Sept. 14. 1993, fn Hot Springs, Ark., after a long illness.

            Services were Thursday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sedric Wesson officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville. Cobb Funeral of Blytheville was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Jumper was born in Jumpertown. He had lived in Arkansas since 1934. He was a retired farmer and a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church. He was the former president of the Mississippi County Union Mission Board, former president of the Burdette School Board, a member of the Mississippi County Quorum Court, a member of the Democrat Central Committee and a deacon at New Liberty Baptist Church where he taught the men's Bible class.

            He is survived by a son, Gary Jumper of Burdette, Ark.; one daughter, Sondra. Rose‑Gallagher of New York City; two sisters, Louise Morris of Tupelo and Julia Brinkley of El Reno, Okla.; four grandsons and two great‑granddaughters.

            He was preceded in death by one brother, Sam Jumper of Booneville, and three sisters, Mary Michael, Sybil Keenum and, Era Cox: all of Booneville.

 

 

IRENE KOON JUMPER

            Mrs. Irene Koon Jumper 85, died Thursday morning, in the St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, after a short illness.

            Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the McMillan Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Bro. Ward Hogland officiated.

            She was as Methodist and housewife. She is survived by her husband Sam F. Jumper; one daughter, Mrs. Leista Belue, Booneville; two sons, Douglas Jumper and Dennis Jumper, both of Booneville; two brothers, Cecil Koon and Robert Koon, both of Booneville; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

 

OUIDA GREEN JUMPER

Ouida Green Jumper, 90, of Booneville, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn., after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Jumper had been the director of the Wesley Foundation at MUW and later at Northeast Mississippi Community College, retiring in June 1985. She was a former member of the Pilot Club and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in College Grove, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband 'he Rev. Zeke Jumper; and one son, Gene A. Jumper.

She is survived by one daughter, Anne Baker and her husband, Ronald, of Thompson Station, Tenn.; one sister, Mavis Morgan of Booneville; three brothers, Gerald Green of Booneville, J. B. Green of Tupelo and B. J. Green of Leighton, Ala.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

 

SAM F. JUMPER

Former Supervisor Dies

Sam F. Jumper, 75, a former deputy sheriff and supervisor and a life‑long resident of Jumpertown, died Thursday afternoon. Feb. 9, 1984 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville following a brief illness

Services were Friday, Feb. 10; at 4 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Ward Hogland and Bro. Milton Koon officiating. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Park

For most of his adult life Mr. Jumper was a political and civic leader in Prentiss County

He began his political career by being chosen to serve as Trustee of the Jumpertown School District 1 which became an accredited high, school during his term of service.

He was elected constable of the, second district to complete the term of the late, Claude Crafford, He was elected to  succeed himself for the following four year term, and following this he served as deputy sheriff for the three successive terms to Sale Martin, Ben Holley, and George Rutherford.

In 1964 he was elected supervisor of the second district in which office he served continuously for three four‑year terms until 1976 when he retired.

One of his ambitions was com­pleted before his retirement by paving the New‑Bryant and Jumpertown‑Blackland Roads which afforded a North‑South and East‑West paved road through his district.

Mr. Jumper was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a third degree Mason of the Booneville Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree member of the Corinth Scottish Rite Lodge. He was the son of the late Doug and Hattie Murphy Jumper.

He is survived by two sons, Douglas Jumper and Dennis Jumper, both of Booneville; a daughter, Mrs. Leista Belue of Booneville; a brother, Hollis Jumper of Burdette, Ark.; five

sisters, Mary Michael, Sybil Keenum and Era Cox, all of Booneville, Louise Morris of Tupelo and Julia Brinkley of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six grandchildren and seven great‑grandchildren.

 

JOHN L. JUSTICE

RIENZI - John L. Justice, 64, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at his home. He worked as a mechanic and also worked for the City of Rienzi.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hopewell M.B. Church with the Rev. Anthony Willis officiating. Burial will be in Rienzi Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a brother, Leroy Justice; four sisters, Juanita Stovall, Mary Willis, Linda Welch and Canary Justice; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Justice; his father, Wiley Justice; his mother, Mary Justice; a sister, Nettie Luallen; and two brothers, Sherman and Eddie Lewis Justice.

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

 

VELAR MAE TYRA JUSTICE

Velar Mae Tyra Justice, 78, of Mantachie, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Verona after a long illness. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 21. Burial was in Kirkville Cemetery.

Local survivors include a brother, Joe Tyra of Baldwyn.

 

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