A. C. PACE

BALDWYN - Arthur C. Pace, 78, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a Baptist and a retired merchant and farmer,

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Edith Glenn Pace; one daughter, Doris Page and her husband, James, of Saltillo; five sons, Charles Pace and his wife, Kay, of Pell City, Ala., Larry Pace and his wife, Barbara, of Saltillo, Russell Pace and his wife, Margaret, of Booneville, Ray Pace of Baldwyn and Dale Pace and his wife, Kathy, of Baldwyn; three sisters, Olea Culver of Tupelo, Earnestine Harp of Booneville and Jimmie Lee Harp of Baldwyn; two brothers, Billy Pace of Michigan and Bobby Pace of Baldwyn; nine grandchildren, Sue Green, Phil Pace, Mitch Wiginton, Dinah James, Al Pace, Brian Pace, Brittany Pace, Brown and Dale Wayne Riddle; 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

 

ADA MAE PACE

Ada Mae Pace, 84, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Harbert Hills Nursing Home in Savannah, Tenn., after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, June 28, at 3:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Johnson officiating. Burial was in Fairview Church of God Cemetery.

Mrs. Pace was a lunchroom worker in the Prentiss County Schools and a Baptist. She was the widow of William B. Pace.

She is survived by her great-niece and caregiver, Alma Vuncannon of Booneville; a half-sister, Mauveline Goff of Booneville; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Essie Pace of Booneville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

DONIE PACE

Funeral Services For Donie Pace

Donie Opal Wallace Pace, 73, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1926, in Alcorn County to Vance and Eva Roberts Wallace. She was a homemaker and an active member of Farmington Baptist Church. She was a member of the Corinth Chapter No. 27 of the Eastern Star and a past Worthy Matron of Corinth, Belmont and Iuka. She was a member of the Homemakers Club for more than 25 years.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Howell officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Ira Pace Jr. of Corinth; one son, Wallace Fredrick Pace of Savannah, Tenn.; two sisters, Maxine Wilbanks of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Betty Sue Byrd of Corinth; four brothers, Bobby Wallace, Billy Wallace, Buddy Wallace and Tommy Wallace, all of Corinth; two grandchildren, Travis Wayne Pace and Tenisha P. Callen.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

 

 

ESSIE MAE PACE

Essie Mae Pace, 89, of Booneville, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at Fairview Church of God with Bro. Roy Joshlin and Bro. Lenarse Stricklen officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pace was a housewife and a member of the Independent Church of God. She was the widow of Joe Pace.

She is survived by her daughter, Annie Mae Henderson and her husband, Malcolm, of Booneville; two sons, Harold Pace and his wife, Judith, and Leonard Pace and his wife Carolyn, all of Booneville; one brother, Roscoe Moore; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nellie Sue Pace; two sisters,   Lillian Simmons and Pearl Oaks; and three brothers, Otto, Henry and Wesley Moore.

Her grandsons were pallbearers.

 

HAROLD PACE

RIENZI – Harold Pace, 36, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo as the result of an automobile accident. He was an employee of Timber Products Company in Corinth and a member of the Gaston Baptist Church. He enjoyed working and helping others.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Melvin Harrison officiating. Burial will be in the Forked Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Brenda Moore and husband, Roscoe, of Tishomingo; a sister, Ruby Pace of Corinth; a brother, Ray Pace of Rienzi; several aunts and uncles; a special friend, Theresa Derrick of Corinth.

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

 

IRA PACE

Ira Pace, 77, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born October 4, 1924, in Paden to the late Ira Pace Sr. and Minnie Pace.

Mr. Pace served 27 years with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He was a member of Farmington Baptist Church for more than 55 years and served as deacon for 50 years. He was a Mason, a past Master of Corinth Lodge No. 116, a member of the Scottish Rites, a York Rite KYCH Shriner, and past Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Howell officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, Wallace Freddie Pace of Corinth; a sister, Jewel Campbell of Thrasher; four brothers-in-law, Bobby Wallace, Billy Wallace, Buddy Wallace and Tommy Wallace; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Wilbanks and Betty Sue Byrd; two grandchildren, Taneshia Pace Callens and Travis Pace; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donie Opal Wallace Pace, in July 2000. The Paces made their home in Iuka for many years before their retirement.

Pallbearers were Vancy Knighton, Curtis Whittemore, Tony Marolt, Arnold Pittman, Bob Hill and Alvis Strickland.

 

JOE PACE

BOONEVILLE - Joe Pace, 90, died Tuesday. Sept. 12, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was a farmer and a member of the Independent Church of God.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Fairview Church of God with the Rev. Jerry Hooper and the Rev. Rickey Willis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Essie Mae Pace, one daughter, Annie Mae Henderson and her husband, Malcolm, of Booneville: two sons, Leonard Pace and his wife, Carolyn, and Harold Pace and his wife, Judith, all of Booneville; 17 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Ruthie Faye Moore and Nellie Sue Pace, and a son, Lester Pace.

Pallbearers will be Clayton, Jimmy, Tommy, Robert, Bobby, James and Tony Pace, and Gerald and Jimmy Mooney.

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

 

THELMA B. PACE

CAIRO - Thelma B. Pace, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at her residence surrounded by her children. She was a member of the Clausel Hill Independent Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, growing flowers and the outdoors.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen with Bro. Gary Redd and Bro. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial will be in the Clausel Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Harmon Pace; four sons, James Pace and wife, Rhonda, of Fayette, Ala., Richard Pace and wife, Dianna, of Leachfield, Ark., Charles Pace and wife, Kathryn, of Hill's Chapel, and Gerald Pace and wife, Wanda, of Cairo; seven daughters, Sylvia Wilson and husband, Jimmy, and Celeste Castell, all of Booneville, Ann Newcomb and husband, Clyde, of Iuka, Vera Harber and husband, Tim, and Jean Henry and husband, Eddie, all of Cairo, Darlene Johnson and husband, Gerald, of New Site, and Regetta Loveless and husband, Benny, of Amory; 16 grandchildren, Cindy Young and husband, Tommy, Richie Pace and wife, Lori, Melissa Lambert and husband, Gerry, Michelle Newkirk and husband, Jared, Mickey Castell, Greg Castell, Ginger Wood and husband, Michael, Jeff Pace, Brandy Campbell and husband, Charlie, Crystal Harber, Amelia Henry, Eli Henry, Jeremy Pace and wife, Ashley, Ethan Loveless, Breanna Loveless, and Brandon Loveless and wife, Kendra; 11 great-grandchildren, Marissa Lambert, Mariah Lambert, Emily Newkirk, Mikayla Newkirk, Austin Newkirk, Lucas Castell, Tiffany Castell, Michael Castell, Samantha Castell, Drake Campbell and Destiny Haynie.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Newcomb, Tim Harber, Eddie Henry, Gerald Johnson, Benny Loveless and Jimmy Wilson.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Clausel Hill Independent Methodist Church.

 

CLEO T. PAGE

IUKA - Cleo T. Page, 96, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Mt. Glory Baptist Church and enjoyed crocheting, quilting and spending time with her grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Tony Curtis officiating. Burial will be in the Rutledge-Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, James Ray Page and wife, Carolyn, of Iuka and William H. "Bunk" Page and wife, Carolyn, of Tishomingo; one sister, Quay Hunt of Sheffield, Ala.; five grandchildren, Deb Daniel and husband, Jack, of Iuka, Pam Wolf and husband, Mark, of Savannah, Tenn., Sharon South and husband, Marvin, of Iuka, Richard Page and fiancZe, Kim Brown of Tishomingo, and Scott Page and friend, Kaye Gorman, of Tishomingo; two step-grandchildren, Karen Rader of Millington, Tenn., and Keith Frazier of Savannah, Tenn.; eight great-grandchildren, Cassie Daniel, Callie Daniel, Luke South, Jacob South, Anna Page Wolf, John Mark Wolf, Sheridan Page and William Page; and five step-great-grandchildren, Richard Page, Scott Page, Jack Daniel, Mark Wolf, Marvin South and Harold Poole.

Memorials may be made to the Rutledge-Salem Cemetery Fund.

 

JAMES C. PAGE

RED BAY, Ala. - James C. Page, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was retired as an excavation contractor after 61 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Red Bay, Ala., and the Burleson Masonic Lodge.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Halltown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Magdalene Vinson Page of Red Bay; two daughters, Mary Ellen Collum and her husband, Joel, of Red Bay, and Judy Hayes of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Alec Vinson Page and his wife, Friedel, of Red Bay; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Johnnie Goodwin of Belmont; two brothers, Jake and Neal Page, both of Red Bay.

He was preceded in death by a daughter in 1987, Jimmie Irene Page.

Pallbearers will be Lee Page, Billy Joe Williams, Joel Dean Collum Jr., Jerry Condrey, Sean Paul Hayes and Scott Fuqua.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

 

LILA PAGE

Lila Page, 94, of Tishomingo, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church for over 70 years and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Page, and a son, Harold Page.

Mrs. Page is survived by two daughters, Virginia Riddle of Tishomingo and Helen Baker of Booneville; one son, Billy Page of Tishomingo; seven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until time of service.

Funeral Service will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel.

 

LUCILLE MCDONALD PAGE

Lucille McDonald Page of Iuka died Monday, January 17, 2000 at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Harrell and Clara Lee (Chenault) McDonald and a life-long resident of Iuka. She was a member of the Iuka United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. She and her husband, the late George V. Page, were the owners of the General Electric Appliance Store and the Dollar General Store during the 1960's. She was preceded in death by her parent, her husband and her sister, Marion McDonald.

Mrs. Page is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Monday January 17, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday January 18, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Chapel.  Rev. W. T. Dexter and Rev. James R. Curtis will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove.

Pallbearers: J. M. Page, Stanley Page, Raymond Jourdan, Gene Jourdan, Mike Hall and Tim Page.

 

ROBERT PAGE

IUKA - Robert Allen Page, 44, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at his home. He was a factory worker for 20 years and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Jerry George officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Clifford and Doris Page of Golden; three brothers, Cliff Page Jr. of Starkville, Ronald Page of Golden, and Randy Page and wife, Sonya, of Belmont; two sisters, Wanda Hester of Red Bay, Ala., and Patti Epps and husband, Doug, of Golden; several nieces and nephews; his fiancee, Charlene Young of Iuka.

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

 

LEROY RAMSEY PADEN

Services Held Sat. Far L. R. Paden

Funeral services for Leroy Ramsey Paden of Booneville, Route 3, were held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in the Jumpertown Church with Bro. J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial was in the Jumpertown Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mr. Paden died at his home Thursday at 4:15 p.m. following an illness of two years. He was a native of Tishomingo, Tippah and Prentiss Counties and a retired farmer. He was 88.

He leaves two sons, E. L. Paden of Dennis and Eugene Paden of Memphis; a daughter, Mrs. C. W. Brumley; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday February 6, 1964

 

 

EARL PADGETT

BOONEVILLE - Earl Padgett, 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brier illness. A lifelong farmer, he was an agriculture teacher in the Prentiss and Alcorn County School Systems for 33 years He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jumpertown, where he was treasurer, deacon and adult Sunday school teacher. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Services were Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Milton Koon and the Rev. Chris Burrows officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Louise Woodruff Padgett, Live daughters, Nelda Burcham and her husband, James, of Corinth, and Linda Harris and her husband. Jerry. Kyna McMillan and her husband, Charley Jr., Terry Harbor and her husband, Sammy, and Jerry Jones, all of Booneville; tour sisters, Reba Michael, Mauveline Bond and Joann Goddard, all of Booneville, and Madgeline Miller of Ozark, Ala.; one brother, Doyle Padgett of Booneville~ eight grandchildren and their families   Cody Harber; Janne Jones; Suzie Harris; Joey Harris; Heath Mars, his wife, Chasity and their children. Lisa, Lee, and Victoria, Mark Lambert, his woe. Brenda, and their children Megan and Kill Michael Lambed, his wife, Lisa, and their child, Heather; Grolier Holmes, her husband, Frank, and their children, Blake, Brianna and Caleb, three step grandchildren: eight step great grandchildren, a special Navy friend. Robin Overbay.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Graver and Irene Padgett: a son m law, Kenneth Fall a brother, John Padgett; and a great grandchild, Gabrielle Lambert.

Pallbearers were his grandsons and sans in law.

Honorary pallbearers were the Adult Men of Jumpertown First Baptist Church

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville MS 38829 or to the National Hemophilia Foundation, 116 W. 32nd St. FL 11, New York. NY., 10117-1027.

 

ELIZABETH YATES PADGETT

Elizabeth Yates Padgett, 62, of Jumpertown, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at her home after a brief illness. Services were Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles McGill and the Rev. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Padgett was a housewife and has served as host mother for many exchange students. She was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Harrell V. Padgett; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Tommy Palmer, Kerry and Jimmy Weatherbee and Lisa and Kenny Wheeler, all of the Pisgah community; one sister, Janell Yates Eaton of Jumpertown; six grandchildren, Scottie Weatherbee, Bobby Weatherbee, Lane Palmer and his wife, Amy, Wesley Wheeler, Miranda Wheeler and Britt Wheeler; doe great-grandchild, Amber Palmer; and she was host mother of Imre Bogdan, an exchange student from Hungary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Audic and Ethel Gray Yates.

Pallbearers were Kerry Michael, John Wayne Eaton, James Roy Eaton, Jacky Taylor, John E. Lauderdale, Donnie Lauderdale and Martin Yates.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.

 

HARRELL V. PADGETT

JUMPERTOWN - Harrell V. Padgett, 68, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after a long illness. A retired educator, he served as a principal, teacher, basketball coach and school board member. He was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church and a U. S. Army veteran. He was a Mason, a Shiner, a Scottish Rite and an Eastern Star.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles McGill and Bro. W. C. Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memo" Park

Survivors include his wife. Joyce Childs Padgett; his father, M. V. Padgett of Jumpertown; three daughters, Sherry Palmer and her husband, Tommy, Kerry Weatherbee and her husband, Jimmy. and Less Wheeler and her husband, Kenny, all of Pisgah; one stepson, Terry Barkley Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Cotton Plant, one sister, Jamie McCall of Arlington, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Scottie Weatherbee and his wife, Carla, Bobby Weatherbee, Lane Palmer and his wife, Amy, Wesley Wheeler, Miranda Wheeler and Britt Wheeler; two step grandchildren, Daniel and Daman Barkley, three great grandchildren, Amber and Shelby Palmer, and Madison Weatherbee.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Votes Padgett, and his mother, Margaret Geno Padgett.

Pallbearers will be Jacky Taylor, Donnie Lauderdale, John E. Lauderdale, Lex Cain, Bobby Goddard and Johnny Childs.

Honorary pallbearers will be the 1967 - 68 Jumpertown High School girls' basketball team and all former students.

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

 

 

JIMMY GREEN PADGETT

Jimmy Green Padgett, 62, of Booneville, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 6. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Local survivors include his wife, Judy Louise Burroughs Padgett of Booneville; two daughters, Brenda Morrow and Vickie Palmer of Booneville; two sisters, Maxine Saylors and Shirley Morgan, both of Booneville.

 

 

VICTORIA PAGE

RIENZI - Victoria Grace Page, 11 months, died Friday. Nov. 17, 2000, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center In Connate.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ludlams Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Johnny Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Amanda Ramey of Rienzi; her father, John Page of Rienzi; her grandparents Wayne and Roberts Ramey of Tishomingo, Rickey and Marie McLemore of Rienzi, and David and Myra Page of Iuka.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Goss, Bud Blair, Josh Blair, Kevin Mitchell, Kirk Dill and Jason Underwood.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today.

 

 

BEATRICE PALMER

Beatrice Palmer, 76, of Rienzi, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Alcorn Cane Inn in Corinth after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charlie Cooper and Bro. Tommy Leatherwood officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.

Mrs. Palmer was a factory worker and a member of Danville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Junior Palmer: and her parents, Oscar and Minnie Brooks.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Nunley and her husband, William, of Rienzi; two sorts, Harold Palmer and his wife, Betty, and Tony Palmer and his wife, Vicky, both of Rienzi; two sisters, Wilma Davis and Glen Stewart, both of Rienzi; five grandchildren, Lisa Cregeen, Jennifer Potts, Breanna Derrick, Ashlea Palmer and Cashyn Palmer, and five great-grandchildren.

 

DAVID PALMER

SHANNON - David "D-Day" Palmer, 35, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at the Parchman Hospital in Parchman. He was a 1988 graduate of Shannon High School. He was a former employee of Leggett & Platt Inc. and a member of Poplar Spring CME Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Spring CME Church in Shannon. The Rev. Phillip Bryan will officiate, and the Rev. Tobias LaGrone will deliver the eulogy. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Palmer of Tupelo; three children, Cornesha Williams and Daniel Palmer of Tupelo, and Octavious Starks of Baldwyn; his adopted mother, JoAnner Palmer of Shannon; a sister, Cora Cooper of Chicago; four brothers, Tim Cooper of Rockford, Ill., Richard Palmer, and Michael Palmer and wife, Michelle, all of Tupelo, and Malcolm Palmer and wife, Shelia, of Shannon; four aunts, Effie Bailey of Phoenix, Ill., Olivia Jackson of Tupelo, Hazel Fields of Shannon and Bertha Palmer of Memphis; three uncles, Walter Fields and wife, Mary, of Shannon, Jacob Fields and wife, Ella, of St. Louis, and Roosevelt Cox and wife, Hattie, of Chicago; three great-aunts, Elizabeth Owens and Queen Harris of Shannon and Annie Lather of Milwaukee, Wis.; a great-uncle, Albert Conway and wife, Ella, of St. Louis.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 3 to 7 p.m. today.

 

ERIC BRANDON PALMER

GLEN - Eric Brandon Palmer, 17, died Saturday, May 24, 1998, at The Med in Memphis. He was born March 12, 1981, in Tupelo to Theresa Gallon Barnes and Ricky Palmer. He was a senior at Alcorn Central High School, where he was a member of the Golden Bears basketball team. He also worked at Jon's Fish Net. He was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Rockhill Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Theresa and Frankie Barnes of Glen; his father, Ricky Palmer of Rienzi; his grandparents, Ronnie and Esther Sanders of Belmont, and Eveline Palmer of Rienzi; his great-grandmother, Irene Drake of Ecknty, Ind.; several uncles, aunts and cousins; special friends, Audrey Blackburn, Scotty Trolinger, Justin Mathis and Craig Null.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, R. C. Calton and J. B. "Bonnie" Palmer.

Pallbearers will be Mike Grier, Mostafa "Moe" Shams, Mike Gardner, Bill White, John Marcinek and Larry Jobe.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Class of 1999 and the Alcorn Central basketball team.

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

 

WARNER PALMER

RIENZI - George Warner Palmer, 81, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church. He was a retired lineman from Mid South Telephone Company and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder Gene Brimingham officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Strange Palmer; one daughter, Ann Armstrong and her husband, Gale, of Rienzi; two sons, Tommy Palmer and his wife, Sherry, of Pisgah, and Mikey Palmer of Rienzi; one brother, Frank Palmer of Booneville; three grandchildren, Kim Perry and her husband, Tim, Kristy White and her husband, Jason, and Lane Palmer; five great-grandchildren, Amber Palmer, Warren Palmer, Shelby Palmer, Samuel White and Tate Perry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Sally Kemp Palmer; two sisters; and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be K. V. Rinehart, James Perry, George Rinehart, Chris Weatherbee, Jimmy Weatherbee and Edward Massey.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

GUY R. PALMER

Services For Guy R. Palmer Held Feb. 19

Guy Rupert Palmer, of Rienzi, Miss., died at McRae Hospital in Corinth at 1:12 a.m. Feb. 18, 1964. Mr. Palmer, who had been employed by Alcorn County, was 58 years of age. He had been ill since December, 1963.

Services for Mr. Palmer were held Wednesday, February 19, at 1 p.m. at Sardis Church. Officiating at the services were Rev. Fred Huckleberry and Rev. Clifford Rinehart. McMillan Funeral Directors were in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emma Honeycutt Palmer; his mother Mrs. Sallie Palmer of Rienzi; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Geno of Colonial Heights, Virginia; three brothers, Frank of Booneville and Warner and Ray of Rienzi; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Perry and Mrs. John Weatherbee, both of Rienzi, and three grandchildren.

 

BONNIE PALMER

RIENZI - Jasper Bonnie Palmer, 76, died Monday, May 20, 1996, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after a long illness. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a farmer and a factory worker. He was a member and deacon of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, where he was church clerk for 29 years.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder Clinton Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Eveline Nash Palmer; four daughters, Ruth Shadburn and her husband, Pat, and Martha Gardner and her husband, Danny, all of Booneville, Alma Lassiter of Walnut and Debra Crowe and her husband, Jim, of Tupelo; three sons, Robert Larry Palmer and his wife, Brenda, of Corinth, and Johnny Palmer and his wife, Lisa, and Ricky  Palmer, all of Rienzi; one sister, Lucille Calvary of Rienzi; three brothers, Henry Palmer and Rupert Palmer, both of Rienzi, and Jerry "Jack" Palmer of Corinth; 18 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Robinson, Robert Lassiter, Jimmy Lassiter, David Lassiter, Mike Gardner and Eric Palmer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Palmer, Cody Palmer and ' Adam Crowe.

The body will lie in state from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the church.

 

WARNER PALMER

RIENZI - George Warner Palmer, 81, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church. He was a retired lineman from Mid South Telephone Company and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder Gene Brimingliam officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Strange Palmer, one daughter, Ann Armstrong and her husband, Gale, of Rienzi; two sons, Tommy Palmer and his wife, Sherry, of Pisgah, and Mikey Palmer of Rienzi; one brother, Frank Palmer of Booneville; three grandchildren, Kim Perry and her husband, Tim, Kristy White and her husband, Jason, and Lane Palmer; five great-grandchildren, Amber Palmer, Warren Palmer, Shelby Palmer, Samuel White and Tate Perry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Sally Kemp Palmer; two sisters; and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be K. V. Rinehart, James Perry, George Rinehart, Chris Weatherbee, Jimmy Weatherbee and Edward Massey.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

BONNIE PALMER

RIENZI - Jasper Bonnie Palmer, 76, died Monday, May 20, 1996, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after along illness. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a farmer and a factory worker. He was a member and deacon of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, where he was church clerk for 29 years.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder Clinton Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Eveline Nash Palmer; four daughters, Ruth Shadburn and her husband, Pat, and Martha Gardner and her husband, Danny, all of Booneville, Alma Lassiter of Walnut and Debra Crowe and her husband, Jim, of Tupelo; three sons, Robert Larry Palmer and his wife, Brenda, of Corinth, and Johnny Palmer and his wife, Lisa, and Ricky ' Palmer, all of Rienzi; one sister, Lucille Calvary of Rienzi; three brothers, Henry Palmer and Rupert Palmer, both of Rienzi, and Jerry "Jack" Palmer of Corinth; 18 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Robinson, Robert Lassiter, Jimmy Lassiter, David Lassiter, Mike Gardner and Eric Palmer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Palmer, Cody Palmer and Adam Crowe.

The body will lie in state from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the church.

 

MAGGIE PALMER

MYRTLE - Maggie Palmer, 94, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at the Sunshine Family Health Care Center after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 10, 1909. She was a homemaker and a member of the Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Saltillo City Cemetery with the Rev. Smith Whiteside officiating. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Jennifer Winfrey of Bartlett, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren, one sister, Mary Sandlin of Myrtle; one sister-in-law, Bet Gladney of Myrtle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Palmer.

 

MARY FRANCES PALMER

Mary Frances Palmer, 75, of Baldwyn, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a brief illness.

Services were Saturday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.

She was a retired school teacher with 30 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church Baldwyn where she sang in she choir for many years.

She is survived a sister Evelyn Eaton of Baldwyn, two sisters-in-law, Bernie Palmer, and Evelyn Palmer, both of Baldwyn, six nephews, Tim Eaton, Joe Eaton, Mark Eaton, John Eaton, Dr. H. T.  Palmer and Jerry Palmer, three nieces, Ruth Ann Eaton, Joyce Morris, Mary Dee Shelton; two great-nieces been and Maggie Eaton, and two great-nephew, Braxton Eaton, Alex Eaton.

 

NOLA DAVIS PALMER

From the Banner Independent June 26, 1979

Mrs. Palmer

BOONEVILLE - Nola Davis Palmer, 88, died at 4 a.m. Monday at the Northeast Mississippi Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Forked Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Tennison officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home has charge.

She leaves five daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lambreth of Corinth, Mrs. Altha Martin of Paden, Mrs. Nona Riddle, Mrs. Vella Greer Cole and Mrs. Margaret Underwood Carroll, all of Booneville; four sons, Travis Palmer of Booneville, Willard Palmer of Corinth, Lloyd Palmer of Germantown, Tenn. and James Troy Owens of Pisgah, Ala.; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Tennison of Sheffield, Ala., Mrs. Cora Pate of Memphis, Mrs. Edith Walden of Tupelo and Mrs. Eunice Lanzatti of Tocoma, Wash.; a brother, Journice Davis of Amory; 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 50 great-great grandchildren.

 

RAY PALMER

RIENZI - Ray Palmer, 73, died Friday. Nov. 12, 1999, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after an extended illness. He was a farmer and member and deacon at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and was member of the V. F. W.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder Gene Birmingham officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Johnson Palmer; one daughter, Linda Palmer Rinehart and her husband, Cary F. of Rienzi; one sister, Bertha Parry of Rienzi, two brothers, Frank Palmer of Booneville and Warner Palmer of Rienzi; two grandchildren. Tracy Rinehart Wheeler and Blake Rinehart; three great-grandchildren, Josh and Erin Wheeler and Kaitlin Rinehart: several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will last until noon today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour poor to services.

 

 

ROGER DALE PALMER

Roger Dale Palmer, 17, of Baldwyn, died Thursday. May 21, 1998.

Services were Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chester Harrison officiating. A eulogy was given by his cousin, Bart Palmer. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.

He was a student at Baldwyn High School and a member of the Baldwyn High School Golf Team. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. H. T. Palmer; one sister. Laura Jo Gardner and her husband, Grant, of New Albany: one brother. Rusty Palmer: hi, grandmother. Bernie Palmer: and his, great grandchildren, Mary iota Kelly of Blackland.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Baldwyn High School Golf Team.

 

 

RUPERT WESLEY PALMER

Rupert Wesley Palmer, 72, of Rienzi, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at his residence after an extended illness.

Services were Friday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Cecil Woodruff and the Rev. Charlie Cooper officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.

Mr. Palmer was a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church and a former Merchant Marine. He was a member of Tri County Endeavor, Life of Mississippi, Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities and Northeast Mississippi C. B. Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Odell Palmer.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Moody Palmer of Rienzi; two daughters, Brenda Jacobs of Rienzi and Linda Murphy of Corinth, three sons, Paul Palmer, Joe Palmer and Rodney Palmer, all of Rienzi; one sister, Lucille Calvery of Rienzi; one brother, Jerry "Jack" Palmer of Corinth; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services for Ruth Palmer were July 29 at Waters Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gayle Alexander and Bro Russell Clouse officiating.

Palmer, 86, died July 27, 2001, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility.

She was a homemaker and an employee of Grisham's (formerly known as The Golden Rule) in Baldwyn for a number of years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.

Survivors include one son, Robert Haddon Palmer and wife, Janette, of Baldwyn; three grandchildren, Marcia Palmer and fiancee, Ray Garrett, Hilay Hamblin and husband, Josh, and Lacey Palmer.

Pallbearers were Bobby Nichols, W. L. Davis, Harold Rogers, Bill Swords, George Martin and Walter Gentry.

Burial was in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.

 

TRAVIS T. PALMER

Travis T. Palmer, 84, of Booneville, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, June 19, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Williams officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Palmer was a retired farmer and independent trucker. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Booneville.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha Katherine Palmer; four sons, Tommy Palmer and his wife, Ruemell, of Booneville, Jerry Palmer and his wife, Sue, of Conway' Ark., Robert Palmer and his wife, Faye, of Corinth, and Marion Palmer and his wife, Angel, of Farmerville, La.; five sisters, Elizabeth Lambert of Corinth, Altha Martin, of Paden, Nona Riddle, Vella Cole and Margaret Underwood, all of Booneville; two brothers, Willard Palmer of Corinth and Lloyd Palmer of Cordova, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; l l great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

CORBETT PALMER

SALTILLO - William Corbett Palmer, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at his residence in the Unity community after an extended illness. He was a retired mechanic, a Baptist and had been a driver for Purnell's Pride and for B & B Concrete Company.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Castor Buse and Bro. Curtiss Shelton officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Ellen Palmer of the Unity community; three daughters, Betty Jean Clark and Deborah J. Coleman of the Unity community, and Sue Marie Davis and her husband, Raymond of the Auburn community; one son, William Roger Palmer of Unity; five sisters, Lola Fielder of Auburn, Bonita Hester of Eggville, Laverne Butler of Shiloh, Dorothy Page of Texas and Preblene Ratliff of New Mexico; three brothers, Kenneth Palmer of Shiloh, Billy Palmer and Robert Palmer, both of Eggville; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, "William and Ozzie Palmer; two brothers, Leroy Palmer and Troy Palmer; two sons-in-law, Red Coleman and Jimmy Clark.

Pallbearers will be Perry Horton, Rusty Whitaker, Phil Lansdell, Mike Brooks, Byron Acker, Wayne Riddle and David Funderburk.

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

 

ZELMA PALMER

RIENZI - Zelma Lucille Hearn Palmer, 91, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was a member of the Rienzi Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Rienzi Baptist Church with Bro. Charlie Cooper and Bro. Lynsol Richmond officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Gloria Henry of Tupelo, Emma Lovell and Gladys Wiginton, both of Booneville; one son, Charles "Perk" Palmer of Rienzi; 10 grandchildren, Janice Papke, Kenneth Wiginton, Michael Wiginton, Keith Lovell, Judy Austin, Greg Southern, Jeff Palmer, Gina Farwood, Scott Lovell and Michelle Barbieri; 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Palmer.

Visitation will be until noon today at the funeral home.

 

REV. GUDE PAMS JR.

BALDWYN - The Rev. Gude Pams Jr. died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Nov. 22, 1947, in Geiger, Ala., to the late Gude Pams Sr. and Fannie Mae Pams. He moved to Booneville and joined Springhill M. B. Church, where he was a faithful member and associate pastor until his death. He was an employee of Quartet GBC for 22 years until retiring. He was a Little League baseball and football coach, and a Boy Scout troop leader. He enjoyed serving the Lord and mentoring young people on the right paths of life.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Springhill M. B. Church of Booneville with the Rev. Roy A. Welch officiating. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Shirley Ann Welch Pams; four daughters, Sheniqua Welch, Sedata Pams, and Azelia Barber and husband, Michael, all of Booneville, and Tammy Pams of Memphis; three sons, Rodney Welch of Charleston, W.Va., Raynaldrus Welch and wife, Felisha, of Booneville, and Pete Pams of Chicago; a sister, Janie Lee Pams of Greenwood; three brothers, Johnie Pams of Seattle, Wash., and Howard Pams and Joseph Pams, both of Waterloo, Iowa; seven brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law, Earlene Pams of Booneville; four grandchildren, Diajah Welch, LaKambria Welch, LaDarious Andrews and Christian Barber; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today.

 

BILLY WAYNE PANNELL

BOONEVILLE - Billy Wayne Pannell, 69, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at his home unexpectedly. He was a retired employee of the Mississippi Farmers Cooperative, a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and a 32nd degree Mason.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Wayne Bridges and the Rev. Floyd Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Payne's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Pannell; his mother, Ara Crawford Pannell of Jumpertown: two daughters, Patsy Williams and her husband, Danny, of New Site, and Nancy Mooney of Jumpertown; two sons, Gary Pannell and his wife, Rhonda, and Jeffrey Par bell, both of Jumpertown; two brothers, Charles Pannell and his wife, Jennie, of Ripley and Dean Pannell and his wife, Nancy, of Saltillo; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Pannell.

Pallbearers will be Michael Pannell, Eddie Ray Morrow, Rodney Williams, Wesley Williams, Rusty Williams, Bradley Pannell and Ashley Pannell.

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

 

BONNY LEE PANNELL

ECRU - Bonny Lee Pannell, 60, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Jan. 5, 1943, in Tippah County to the late Joe Pannell and Estelle Kennum Pannell. He was disabled. He was a member of the Ecru Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Bro. Don Sparks and Bro. Wayne Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Oma Gullick Pannell of Ecru; two daughters, Lynn Murphy and Rita Pace, both of Ecru; three sons, Donald Howard and wife, Jessie, of Ecru, Curtis Howard and wife, Debbie, of Orlando, Fla., and Michael Howard and wife, Melonia, of New Albany; two sisters, Peggy Henry and Brenda Davis, both of Baldwyn; three brothers, Bobby Pannell and Danny Pannell, both of Ecru, and Billy Pannell of New Albany; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

 

EMMITT PANNELL

BALDWYN - Emmitt Pannell, 82, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of New Tabernacle M. B. Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Tabernacle M. B. Church with the Rev. Ricky Ball officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Julie Bell Welch of Baldwyn and Evelyn Hurd of Denver, Colo.; a special niece, Zora Tate of Baldwyn.

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

 

FREDDIE L. PANNELL

BOONEVILLE - Freddie L. Pannell, 57, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of Wolf Creek M.B. Church. He was the son of the late Katie Leach Pannell.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wolf Creek M.B. Church with the Rev. Lee Miller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Pannell of Booneville; a son, William Lowery of Booneville; two stepsons, Marty Crump and Robert Crump of Booneville; a goddaughter, Kenyatta McGee of Baldwyn; eight sisters, Ruthie Mae (Billy Joe) Shinault, Zella (Nathaniel) Rogers, Martha (Charles) Allen, Mary Friar and Shirley Friar, all of Booneville, Modine (MacArthur) Rambo of Springfield, Mo., Evelyn (Howard) Friar of Baton Rouge, La., and Janet (John) Chandler of Los Angeles, Calif.; six brothers, Robert (Teresa) Friar, Tommie Lee Pannell, Gene Friar and Willie (Annie) Friar, all of Booneville, Thomas Friar of Dyersburg, Tenn., and William (Pamela) Friar of Baldwyn; two grandchildren.

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

 

JESSIE D. PANNELL

Jessie D. Pannell, 59, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at the Tippah County Hospital.

Services were Sunday, July 8, at 4 p.m. at Dry Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Barron officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Pannell was a member of Mt. Hebron Methodist Church and night attendant of Regional 3 Mental Health Center. He was a Master Mason. He was preceded in death by his father, Edd James Pannell and one sister, Christine Gates.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Pannell of Booneville; one daughter, Jessica Haskin and her husband, Nick, of Minnesota; one stepson, James Fisher of Dumas; his mother, Gertrude Pannell of Ripley; five sisters, Bobbie Clark, Zena Mae Ketchum, Stella Lowry and Debbie Pannell, all of Ripley and Mevoline Tennison of Booneville; six brothers, James W. "Bud" Pannell, Johnny Pannell, Junior Pannell, Jody Pannell, Terry Pannell and Jerry Pannell, all of Ripley; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers were Robert Lowry, Dean Lowry, Mike Tennison, Wade West, Timmy Barker, Allan Casteel, Jon Stroupe and Tony Pannell. Honorary pallbearers were Pete Heam, Mike Spradling, Bobby Richardson, Richard Helms, Jessie J. Hardon, Mike Lowry and Boone Shelton.

 

MARY NELL PANNELL

GUNTOWN - Mary Nell Pannell, 77, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at her home after a long illness. She was a member of the Guntown Assembly of God and a homemaker. She was a retired employee of Stratford Furniture. She also sat with the elderly.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. David Lann and the Rev. Burdell Harp officiating. Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Ross Pannell of Guntown; two sons, Eddie Pannell of Guntown and Dwight Pannell of Saltillo; four grandchildren, Christopher Pannell, Tabitha Bailey and Grant, Cecily McClarty and Kip, and Bentley Pannell; one great-grandchild, Lanna Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma Carlock; three sisters, Faye Johnson, Elsie Caldwell and Bessie Lee Johnson; and three brothers, Ira, Gene and Miles Carlock.

Pallbearers will be Miles McDonald, Donnie Caldwell, Steve Carlock, Tommy Baldwyn, Dwight Hill and Joe Harper.

 

OVIE PANNELL

BALDWYN - Ovie Mae Pannell, 89, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Faulkner and Bro. Marvin Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Willie Helton of Alpine, and Linda Roberts and Ronny, and Janie Conway and Mike, all of New Albany; six sons, Mitchell Pannell of Baldwyn, and Marvin Pannell and wife, Betty, Norman Pannell and wife, Linda, Daniel Pannell and wife, Janice, Gene Pannell and wife, Patricia, and Rickey Pannell and wife, Brenda, all of Alpine; a sister, Rhoda Whisenant of Ocean Springs; a brother, George Pannell and wife, Faye, of Ocean Springs; 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Marty Pannell, Jimmy Helton, Bobby Joe Pannell, John Pannell, Stan Pannell, Gary Pannell, Tim Pannell, Jeremy Pannell, Joe Dan Roberts, Jonathan Roberts, Matty Conway and Shannon Carter.

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

 

RAY PANNELL

RIPLEY - Ray Pannell, 78, died Saturday at the Tippah County Hospital. He was a retired farmer and employee of Pine Grove Manufacturing. He was member of the Concord Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Spurgeon Mullikin and the Rev. Ed McCafferty officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Tippah County,

Survivors include his wife, Leola Pannell of Booneville; one daughter, Judy Young of Blue Mountain;

three sons, Bobby Pannell and Gene Pannell, both of Booneville, Grady L. "Pete" Pannell of Ripley; two sisters, Nettie Mask and Novella New, both of Ripley; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Kurt Pannell, Christopher Richard Pannell, Kenneth Ray Pannell, Marty Leiand Pannell, Rodney Neal Gates and Warren Harrell.

 

RAYMOND PANNELL

BALDWYN - Jessie Raymond Pannell, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at his home in the Lebanon community after a long illness. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Lebanon Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Goff officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Winifred Pannell of the Lebanon community; two daughters, Shelly Mason and Perry, and Selma South and Gary, all of Lebanon; a sister, Faye Stafford and John of Senatobia; a brother, Barney Pannell of Baldwyn; four grandchildren, Trixie Pannell, Devin South, Jessie Gibson and Jade South.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman L. Pannell and Eleanor Pannell, and a brother, Lewellen Pannell.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Tapp, Simon Spight, Jimmy Oswalt, Red Shelton, Steve Prather, Doug Waters and Jack Hamblin Jr.

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

 

RALPH GERALD PANNELL

Ralph Gerald Pannell, 60, of Guntown, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 8. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Local survivors include two sisters, Bessie Barron and Mary Henderson, both of Booneville.

 

 

RAY PANNELL

RIPLEY - Ray Pannell, 78, died Saturday at the Tippah County Hospital. He was a retired farmer and employee of Pine Grove Manufacturing. He was member of the Concord Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Spurgeon Mullikin and the Rev. Ed McCafferty officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Tippah County,

Survivors include his wife, Leola Pannell of Booneville; one daughter, Judy Young of Blue Mountain;

three sons, Bobby Pannell and Gene Pannell, both of Booneville, Grady L. "Pete" Pannell of Ripley; two sisters, Nettie Mask and Novella New, both of Ripley; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Kurt Pannell, Christopher Richard Pannell, Kenneth Ray Pannell, Marty Leiand Pannell, Rodney Neal Gates and Warren Harrell.

 

 

DEE PANNELL

BOONEVILLE – William Dee Pannell, 82, died Jan. 12, 2001, at his home after a long illness. He was a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church. He worked many years for the Highway Department and Prentiss County before Taiwan He loved his family and grandchildren, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today it McMillan Funeral Home. Burial will in New Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of Sit years, Nettle Coker Pannell one daughter, Elaine Hudson, arid lie: husband, Larry, of Booneville, one son, Dwayne Pannell, and his wife Danny, of Booneville; two sisters, Lizzy Cartwright of Baldwyn, and Winnie Williams of Memphis , one brother, Ross Pannell of Guntown, six grandchildren, Linda Moore, Tony Moor, Barry Moore, William Pannell, Susan Ellsworth and Jason Pannell, seven great grandchildren.

Visitation will last until service time today.

 

WILLIAM LUTHER PANNELL

NEW ALBANY - William Luther Pannell, 34, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at his home. He was born April 4, 1968, in Baldwyn. He was an employee of Masterbilt. He enjoyed automobiles and working on them in his spare time.

Services were held Thursday, September 15, 2002, at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Gene Coltharp officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly

Carr Pannell of New Albany; his mother, Charlotte Davis Pannell of New Albany; a sister, Judy Pannell Whiteside of New Albany; a brother, James Richard Pannell of New Albany; his grandparents, Luther and Pearl Davis of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Edmond Pannell.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Eaton, Scotty Starling, Jerry Starling, Benny Eaton, Scott Bain and Marlin Cartwright.

 

WILLIE PANNELL

Willie Pannell, 82, of Booneville, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Services were Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive M. B. Church with the Rev. Wayne Myles officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Pannell was a member of Mt. Olive M. B. Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Willie Eugene Pannell.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Mae Pannell of Booneville; and one sister, Beatrice Burress of Baldwyn.

 

WILLIE PANNELL

MESQUITE, Texas - Willie May Pannell, 92, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at the Mesquite Nursing Home in Mesquite, Texas. She was born Jan. 25, 1911, in New Albany. She was a retired counter clerk for Loeb's Laundry in Memphis and a member of Oates Drive Baptist Church in Mesquite.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Ken White officiating. Burial will be in Ecru City Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Celestine Brown and husband, Jessie, of Mesquite; a son, Bobby Herring and wife, Genie Ruth; grandchildren, Deborah Burton of Plano, Texas, Gary Brown of Rochwall, David L. Brown of Mesquite, Ronald Glen Herring of Duncanville, Sonya Zimmerman of Balch Springs and Shelly Sumberland of Mesquite; great-grandchildren, Leslie Christian, Lyle Burton, Cory, Casey and Katelyn Brown, Ashley and Matthew Brown, Catherine and Christopher Herring, Cameron Zimmerman, Taylor and Brittany Sumberland, Cayden Brown, Brooke, Jessica and Bailee Christian, and Ian Brooks, all of the Dallas area; five sisters, Christine Gaines, Connie Shirley, both of New Albany, Mary Knight of Modesto, Calif., Virginia Baird of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Ruth Brooks of McKenzie, Tenn.; two brothers, Windam Jackson of McKenzie, Tenn., and Damon Jackson of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a child, Benny Dwayne Pannell; a sister, Maybell Cooper; and two brothers, Clifford and Raymond Jackson.

Pallbearers will be Casey Brown, Gary Brown, David Brown, Brooke Christian, Shelly Sumberland and Sonya Zimmerman.

 

CARVIS PARDUE

BELMONT - Carvis Pardue, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a self-employed truck driver for many years. He retired from Tishomingo County and also worked for the City of Belmont. He attended the Baptist church and worked at the CCC Camp for four years. He enjoyed hunting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. DeWayne Wells officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include three children, Joyce Sparks and Barbara Cross, both of Belmont, and Bud Pardue and wife, Sue, of Dennis; five grandchildren, Greg Sparks, Michael Cross, Stephanie Cross, Wesley Pardue and Marty Pardue; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Onice Worsham; a half brother, James Pardue.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Pardue, on Dec. 7, 2004; his parents, Randolph and Delphie Hill Pardue; three sisters, Beatrice Deaton, Beatress Bates and Wintress Bailey; two brothers, K.T. Pardue and Kellus Pardue; and two sons-in-law, Lex Sparks and Tommy Cross.

Pallbearers will be Greg Sparks, Michael Cross, Wesley Pardue, Marty Pardue, Gene Deaton and Steve Deaton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Friday.

 

GLADYS PARDUE

DENNIS  - Gladys Gay Pardue, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at The Courtyards in Fulton, She was a native of Mississippi, a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Dennis.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beaten Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Earl Martin and the Rev Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Scott Pardue of Dennis; two daughters, Daphne Lundy, and Amelia Higginbotham and her husband. Charles, all of Dennis; two sons, Roger Scott Pardue of Booneville and Joe L. Pardue of Baldwyn; one sister, Oma Wright of Paden: one brother, Leonard South of Paden; five grandchildren, Camille Stanfield and her husband, Wayne, of Belmont, Carissa Searcy and her husband, Phil, of Golden, Ronson Higginbottom and his wife, Angie, of Red Bay, Ala., Donisha Pardue of Orlando, Fla., and Raymond Scott Pardue of Boston, Mass.; seven great grandchildren. Caitlin Stanfield, Adam Stanfield and Ethan Stanfield, all of Belmont, Meghan Higginbottom and Tiffany Seamy, both of Golden. and Hunter Higginbottom and Autumn Higginbottom, both of Red Bay.

Pallbearers will be Ronson Higginbottom, Wayne Stanfield, Phil Searcy, Tim Wooten, Greg Denson and Jamie Denson.

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

 

HAFFORD PARDUE

PISGAH - Hafford Pardue, 80, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. He was a retired employee of Intex Plastics and a member of Antioch No. 2 Baptist Church. He enjoyed horses and visiting with his friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete Wooley and Bro. Greg Warren officiating. Burial will be in Antioch No. 2 Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Artie Mills Pardue; two daughters, Patsy Wooten and husband, Ray, and Peggy Rainey and husband, Ken, all of Corinth; a son, Buddy Pardue of Rienzi; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

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

 

LOIS R. PARDUE

BELMONT - Lois R. Pardue, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at the Red Bay Hospital in Red Bay, Ala. A native of Tishomingo County, she was an employee of Blue Bell Inc. for 30 years. She attended the Baptist church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Dwayne Wells officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Carvis Pardue of Belmont; two daughters, Joyce Sparks and Barbara Cross, both of Belmont; a son, Bud Pardue and wife, Sue, of Belmont; five grandchildren, Wesley, Marty, Michael, Greg and Stephanie; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother and two sons-in-law, Lex Sparks and Tommy Cross.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Pardue, Marty Pardue, Greg Sparks, Michael Cross, Gene Deaton and Steve Deaton.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

SHERMAN PARDUE

BELMONT - Sherman Pardue 82, died Friday, July 21, 2000 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Dennis to Hafford and Dora Hill Pardue. He was a World War II veteran and was retired from Fiat Allis as a mechanic He was a member of Lake Region Bible Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tues day at Sorter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Maroon officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Pardue of Belmont; three daughters, Carolyn Johnson of Monoline, Ill., Patricia Halvey of Lindenhurst, Ill., and Charlotte Spanks of Belmont; two sons. William "Bill" Pardue of McHenry, Ill., and Sam Pardue of Belmont; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. live sisters, Mamie McNutt, Eula Mae Stidham of Belmont, Maudie Adams of Florence, Ala., Parthine Ross and Maurine Hall of Memphis, two brothers, Walter Pardue and Dupree Pardue of Dennis.

Pallbearers will be Bill Pardue. Larry Halvey, Sam Pardue, Ryan Pardue, Brian Halvey, Nicholas Pardue, Scott Sparks and Samuel Lee Pardue.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Monday.

 

WALTER SCOTT PARDUE

DENNIS - Walter Scott Pardue, 91, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at the Care Center of Red Bay. He was a native of Mississippi and was retired as an auto worker after 25 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran serving in World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church He was preceded in death by his parents, Hafford and Dora Pardue; his wife, Gladys Pardue; and three brothers, Chester Pardue, P. T. Pardue and Sherman Pardue.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Earl Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Daphne Lundy and Amelia Higginbottom and her husband, Charles, all of Dennis; two sons, Roger Scott Pardue of Booneville and Joe Pardue of Baldwyn; six sisters, Maudie Adams of Florence, Ala., Mamie McNutt and Eula Mae Martin, both of Belmont, Altie Calley of Dennis, Pat Rosser and Maurine Hall, both of Memphis; one brother, Dupree Pardue of Dennis; five grandchildren, Camille Stanfield of Belmont, Carissa Searcy of golden, Ronson Higginbottom of Red Bay, Donisha Pardue of New Hampshire and Ray Pardue of Kolin, Germany; nine great-grandchildren, Caitlin Stanfield, Adam Stanfield, Ethan Stanfield, Tiffany Searcy, Samantha Searcy, Jessica Searcy, Meghan Higginbottom, Hunter Higginbottom and Autumn Higginbottom.

Pallbearers will be Roger Calley, Gaylon Pardue, Wayne Robinson, David Ruple, Stevie Brazil and Shearl Pardue.

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

 

EARLE MAURICE PARENTEAU

Earle Maurice Parenteau, 74, of Pickwick Dam, Tenn., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Services were Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. at Pickwick United Methodist Church. Burial was in Corinth National Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. -

Mr. Parenteau was a retired purchasing agent for Copeland Electric and a member of Pickwick United Methodist Church. He had lived 22 years in Humboldt and 12 to 14 years in Pickwick Dam.

He graduated from North Denver, Colo., High School and Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., with a B. S. in industrial engineering.

He was employed with General Electric Corp. 17 years and Copeland Electric 20 years. He was a World War H Infantry veteran and a past member of VFW posts in Humboldt, Pickwick Dam and Savannah, Tenn.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma a Clark, Parenteau of Pickwick Dam, Tenn.; three daughters, Marcia Prince of Memphis, Nanette Roberts of Curhamville, N. Y., and Denise Bray of Booneville; three brothers, Lyle Parenteau, Bill Parenteau and Russ Parenteau, all of Denver, Colo.; and three grandchildren.

 

LILA PARHAM

MANTACHIE - Lila Mae Parham, 75, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Prentiss County to William Audie and Carrie Brown Magers. She worked for Playcraft in Saltillo and Gilpin Cleaners in Tupelo before her retirement. She was a member of Centerville Baptist Church. An avid flower gardener, she also enjoyed attending church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Greg Jones and Bro. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Charles Dale Parham and wife, Mary Catherine, of Mantachie; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Owens of Tupelo; two brothers, Luther Magers and wife, Lola Jean, and Lester Magers and wife, Frances, all of Mantachie; a sister, Lucille Tramel of Mantachie; four grandchildren, Angela Summers and husband, Ryan, of Corinth, Charles Owens and wife, Emily, of Tupelo, Crystal Parham Yielding and husband, Matt, of Mantachie, and Micheal Parham and fiance, Nikki, of Fulton; two great-grandchildren, Deston Owens and Zach Summers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Parham, on March 8, 2002; her parents; and a sister, Luna Weaver.

Pallbearers will be Charles Owens, Micheal Parham, Ryan Summers, David Magers, Shane Stanford and Matt Yielding.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home in Mantachie.

 

THOMAS PARHAM

BOONEVILLE - Hilliard Thomas Parham, 53, died Thursday, April 24, 1997. He was self-employed and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion and a member of the Trail Riders Association. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and Past Master of the Booneville Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He enjoyed horses.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Genesse officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Guin Parham; his mother, Nora Martin of Saltillo; his mother-in-law, Connie Guin of Booneville; two godchildren, Caria Fair and Jeannie Fair;

three sisters, Suddie Turner of Tupelo, Donnie Goddard of Booneville, and Jackie Griffus of Baldwyn; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, H. B. Parham, his brother, Boyd Parham and his father-in-law, P. Guin.

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

 

 

THOMAS PARHAM

Investigation continues in shooting deaths

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ARCA PARKER

GUNTOWN - Arca Patton Parker, 97, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was born July 25, 1905, to Samuel P. and Julia Epting Patton. She was a lifelong resident of the Blair and Cedar Hill communities. She was the oldest member of Euclatubba Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She and her late husband owned and operated Parker's Grocery at Blair for many years. She was a member of the Cedar Hill Homemakers Club and active in the RCDC. She was an avid cook, especially known for her caramel cakes. She loved her family very much and helped raise her twin granddaughters.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scott Witcher and Bro. Stanley McGill officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, George "Chubby" and Polly Parker of Guntown; two granddaughters, Sharon and Royce Hudspeth of Albuquerque, N.M., and Susan and Bob Schneeflock of Madison; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Hudspeth of Albuquerque, N.C., and Brian and Allie Enis, and Stacie Schneeflock, all of Madison; a sister, Mary Kate O'Shields of Blair.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Parker; her parents; two sisters, Clara Rutherford and Edna Purvis; four brothers, Hoyle Patton, Boyd Patton, Lawrence O'Shields and John O'Shields.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

EZEKIEL PARKER

GOLDEN - Ezekiel Parker, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Lee County to Archie and Mollie Hopkins Parker. He was retired from Johns-Manville after 33 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attended the Church of God of Prophecy for more than 40 years. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed sitting on the fishing bank with friends and family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy West, Bro. James Herman Gray and Bro. David Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memorial Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Golden is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Flemming Parker; two daughters, Sandra Crowe of Westmont, Ill., and Judy Smythe and husband, John, of Rossville, Ill.; two sons, Bobby Parker and wife, Audrey, and Ricky Parker and wife, Vickki, all of Golden; seven grandchildren, Lori Gray of Fulton, Pamela Crown of Plainfield, Ill., Jason and Jody Parker, and Justin and Jessica Parker, all of Golden, and Molly Smythe of Rossville, Ill.; six great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Meghann Tompkins, Lindsey Gray of Fulton, Cole and Chase Parker of Golden, Brandi McGee of Plainfield, Ill.; four stepdaughters; many nieces and nephews; a special caregiver, Linda Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Mollie Parker; his first wife, Faye Grimes Parker; and one brother and five sisters.

Pallbearers will be Jason Parker, Jody Parker, Justin Parker, Cole Parker, Tony Gray, Mitchell Tompkins and Earl Grimes.

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

 

GENEVA B. MOSS PARKER

Geneva B. Moss Parker, 77, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of the Harmony Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed gospel singing. She was the owner of Parker's Grocery in Cairo for 35 years and retired from Wal-Mart after 14 years of service.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen with Bro. Louie Williams and Bro. Steve Corbett officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Scotty Parker and his wife, Pam, of Cairo; one daughter Janice Blakney and her husband, J.R., of Burnsville; one brother, Virgil Moss and hi,, wife, Reecie, of Tishomingo three sisters, Geraline Phifer and her husband, Mavous, of Cairo, Aline Belue and her husband, Virgil, and Juanita Phifer and her husband, Melvin, all of Clinton; one sister-in-law, Velma Moss of Cairo; five grandchildren, Jason Cole of Booneville, Michael Parker of Cairo, Lorenda Parker of Jumpertown, Chris Blakney, LeeAnne Blakney, both of Corinth; two great-grandchildren, Kamryn Cole and Emily Blakney, both of Corinth; four nieces; and two nephews.

Pallbearers were Bobby Johnson, Charles Johnson, Bobby Dean Lambert, Jimmy Belue, Garvin Dean Lambert and Rusty Cole.

Honorary pallbearers included Charley Murray, Jimmy Barnett and Jesse Lambert.

 

GERALD WAYNE PARKER

GUNTOWN - Gerald Wayne Parker, 50, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1953, to John E. and Louella Alred Parker. A born again Christian, he attended Hopewell Baptist Church in Itawamba County. He was an employee of Component Builders of Mooreville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton with Bro. Danny Pitt and Bro. Horace Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Center Star Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Louella Parker of Guntown; two sons, Jerry Parker of Jacksonville, Fla., and Carl Parker of Aubrey, Texas; a sister, Sue Nell Franks of Saltillo; six brothers, John L. Parker and wife, Scharlotte, of Guntown, Durell Parker and wife, Geraldine, of Mantachie, D. L. Parker and wife, Betty, of Guntown, Billy W. Parker and wife, Angie, of Tupelo, Bobby J. Parker and wife, Paula, of Selmer, Tenn., and Eugene Parker and wife, Lynn, of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his father, John E. Parker.

Pallbearers will be Ben Parker, Tim Parker, Daniel Parker, Josh Parker, Charles Dustin Parker and Sammy Parker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Parker, David Parker, Bobby J. Parker Jr., Michael Dutcher and Ronnie Dutcher.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Monday.

 

HELEN PARKER

BURNSVILLE - Helen Qzell Parker, 88, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at the Corinth Health and Rehab. She had lived in Burnsville for the past 15 years. She was the widow of Lou William Parker.

Services will be held at Lawrence & Adams Funeral Home in Anson, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth and Lawrence & Adams Funeral Home in Anson, Texas.

Survivors include a son, William Morris Parker of Big Springs, Texas; a daughter, Helen Adams of Burnsville; four sisters, Bovie, Caroline, Dorothy and Luzell; her grandchildren, Kathryn Adams, Keri Artis and husband, Brian, Kevin Adams, Ralph Parker, Melissa Kemp, Steve Parker, and Alicia Miller and husband, Steve; 11 great-grandchildren.

 

HENRY PARKER JR.

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - Henry Grady Parker Jr., 75, formerly of Iuka, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. He was retired from Caterpillar in Morton, Ill., with 40 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and country music.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Allen Osborn officiating. Burial will be in Hubbard Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Henry G. Parker III; two daughters, Betty Parker of Creve Coeur, Ill., and Paula Parker of Arkansas; a brother, Olen Parker of Iuka; two sisters, Irene Bullard and Pauline Parker, both of Iuka.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Parker; his parents, Grady and Hattie Parker; a sister, Nettie Parker; and a brother, Carlton Parker.

Pallbearers will be Billy Dean, Allen Flynt, Dale Price, J.E. Hudson, Charles Welch and H.W. "Duck" Dean.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York NY 10019.

 

LOUISE PARKER

IUKA - Louise Parker, 83, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Iuka First Freewill Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Iuka Shirt Factory. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, sewing and quilting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jack Jones and Bro. Frank Wilson officiating. Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Joe E. Parker and wife, Noreen, and Larry Parker and wife, Nancy, all of Iuka; two daughters, Debbie Daugherty and husband, Butch, and Linda Whitaker and husband, Willie, all of Iuka; six grandchildren, Johnny Parker of Rienzi, Donnie Parker of Brandon, Jay Parker of Cherokee, Ala., and Chris Daugherty, Chad Daugherty and Wezley Whitaker, all of Iuka; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.O. "Joe" Parker, and a grandson, Casey Joe Parker.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the New Lebanon Cemetery Fund.

 

MARVIN PARKER

TISHOMINGO - Marvin Cladron Parker, 81, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 14, 1922, in Tishomingo. He was a mechanic for 35 years and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and deacon of Tishomingo Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Tishomingo Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Burge and Bro. Robbie Crane officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Methyl "Tiny" Parker of Tishomingo; a daughter, Hildred Tidwell of Dennis; a son-in-law, Jimmy Ramsey of Iuka; two sisters, Nolene Hall of Tishomingo and Maedean Tidwell of Monticello; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Ester and Audry Parker; a daughter, Sherry Ramsey; a son-in-law, Billy Howell Tidwell; and a brother, Tillman Parker.

Pallbearers will be the men's Sunday school class at Tishomingo Baptist Church.

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

 

OLEN PARKER

IUKA - Olen Parker, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital He was a member of the Hubbard Salem Baptist Church. He was retired from the Iuka Elementary School and was a veteran who served stateside in World War II.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in the Hubbard Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Pauline Parker and Irene Bullard, both of Iuka; four nieces, Louise Royal and Belinda Curtis, both of Iuka, Betty Parker of Couer Creave, Ill., and Paula Parker of Conway, Ark.; two nephews, Carol Parker of Ofallon, Mo., and Henry Grady Parker III of Peoria, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Hattie Parker; one sister, Nettie Parker; two brothers, Carlton Parker and H.G. Parker Jr.

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

 

TOMMY PARKER

SALEM, Ill. - Tommy F. Parker, 62, formerly of Baldwyn, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Salem Township Hospital in Salem, Ill. He was a used car buyer and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Cossey and Bro. Marty Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Ellistown Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Parker of Salem, Ill.; a daughter, Tami Heavener and husband, Dennis, of Baldwyn; three stepdaughters, Sandy Spitler and husband, Andy, of Indiana, Karen Deadmond of Centralia, Ill., and Sue Huelskoetter of Salem, Ill.; a brother, Ray Parker and wife, Martha, of Baldwyn; a sister, Zelia Davis and husband, J.P., of Baldwyn; a grandchild, Cody Heavener; five stepgrandchildren, Kristen, Michelle, Michael, Courtney and Amanda.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Parker and Lorena Cox Parker.

Pallbearers will be John Allen Parker, Brad Parker, Michael Deadman, Tom Gordon, Keith Trueman, Jerry Edge and Brett Tice.

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

Memorials may be made to the Tennessee Walking Horse Association or the American Heart Association.

 

IRENE PARKER

Vivian Irene Prince Parker, 97, formerly of Booneville, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Millington Healthcare Center in Millington, Tenn., after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Parker resided in Millington, Tenn., for the last few years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville, a member of the United Methodist Women, Booneville Woman's Club, Home Demonstration Club and River City Chapter D. A. R. She loved playing bridge and caring for her yard, especially her roses. She was a former beautician and LPN.

She is survived by her stepdaughter, Bettie Gustafson and her husband, Gene, of Rosemark, Tenn., her stepson, O'Neil Parker and his wife, Sarah, of Memphis; her sister, Ruby Tigrett of the Pisgah community; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Jessie Storey Prince; a stepson, Raymond Parker; two sisters, Lois Prince and Ila "Bill" Davis. She was the widow of Homer W. Parker.

Pallbearers were Larry Gustafson, William Gustafson, Mike Parker, David Parker, Eddie Davis, Jonathan Davis, Irving Tigrett and Billy Wayne Tigrett.

Memorials may be made to the First Method Church in Booneville or Homer William Parker Memorial Agriculture ship Fund, 8348 Rosemark Road, Rosemark, Tenn., 38053.

 

BILL PARKER

CORINTH - William "Bill" Everett Parker, 72, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Alcorn County to the late Wash and Rethie Parker. He was a member of the Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. He was retired from Time Lines Trucking Company in Memphis, Tenn. and after retiring owned Bill's Cedar Hut for over 20 years. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and a U. S. armed forced veteran.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his companion of 50 years and business partner for 20 years, Jannene Phillips; his sister-in-law, Nadine Parker; a cousin, Nell Wardlow and her family; one niece and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Elmer Parker.

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

 

MAUDIE PARKS

BALDWYN - Maudie Evelyn Smith Parks, 87, died May 5 at Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Born March 28, 1917 in Tippah County, she was a direct descendant of Zachariah Smith and an original organizer of the senior citizen meal site in Baldwyn.

A member of Baldwyn First Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hassell E. Parks; her parents, Pink and Bertha Smith; siblings, Velma Smith Green and husband, Homer, Vinnie Smith Davis and husband, Ray, Grace Smith Crawford and husband, Roy, Nora Smith Rinehart and husband, Coy, Arnold Smith and wife, Zela, Katie Smith Mulliken, Leola Smith Outlaw Hickman, Arthur Smith and wife, Polly, an infant brother Bilbo Smith; and brother-in-law, Robert Outlaw.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Baldwyn Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandy Luther and husband, Barney, of Baldwyn; grandson Reid Parks Luther; brother Archie W. Smith and wife, Jewel, of Baldwyn; and brothers-in-law Spurgeon Mulliken of Ripley and Bill Hickman of Panama City, Fla.

 

RICKEY PARKS

Rickey Shane Parks, 13, of Corinth, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at LeBonheur Children's Hospital as the result of an accident on July 10, 2001.

Services were Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. at Thrasher Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Merritt and Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Corinthian Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 29, 1987. He was an eighth grade student at Alcorn Central Middle School where he played safety on the Golden Bears football team (#39). He was a member of the FCA and the Science Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Vernon Hunting Club. He was a member of Thrasher Baptist Church where he gave his heart to the Lord on Feb. 18, 2001.

He is survived by his father, Shane Parks of Booneville; his mother, Angela, Lambert Parks Corinth; a brother, Justin Parks of Corinth, his special friend and cousin, Logann Christian of Booneville; aunts and uncles, Tony and Dana Christian, Jenny Parks, all of Booneville, Eddie and Joan Lambert of Corinth, Randy Eason of Stuttgart, Ark.; cousins, Paul and Christy Eason of Dewitt, Ark., Phillip Eason of Dewitt, Ark., Adam Lambert of Corinth and Shalee Christian of Booneville; his grandparents, Carroll and Betty Parks of Booneville and Ed and Norma Lambert of Corinth; and his great-grandmother, Lafoy Parks of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Bro. W. E. and Liddie Sharp, Glasford Parks, all of Booneville, James Otis and Mary Smith of St. Charles, Ark., and W. H. and Noel Lambert of Booneville; one uncle, Rickey Eason of Dewitt, Ark.; and several great-aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers were Justin Parks, Josh Ross, Josh Davis, Josh Harville, Dusty Price and Eric Davis. Honorary pallbearers were the eighth grade football team at Alcorn Central Middle School.

Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children's Hospital, 50 North Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38103.

 

BETTY PARNELL

CORINTH - Betty Jean Parnell, 60, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born Nov. 3, 1934, in Humboldt, Tenn., to the late Daniel and Jewel Franks Davis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Prime Timers and the Gleamers Sunday School Class. She was an active member of the Crossroads Homemakers. She was an exceptional cook and was well known for her recipes printed in the Daily Corinthian. She graduated from Corinth High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. The Parnells were active in charity and volunteer work.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Kenneth Parnell of Corinth; a daughter, Pam Parnell Gann and husband, Lowell, of Corinth; a brother, Carl Davis of Corinth; a sister, Jeanine Haynie and husband, Charles, of Corinth; three grandchildren, Hannah Gann, Lowell Gann II, and April Logan and husband, Josh; two nephews, Brandon Bingham and Shane Davis.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Randal Davis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dolan Bugg, Tony Parnell, Shane Davis, Jim Burnett, Mike Whitehurst and Brandon Bingham.

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

Memorials may be made to the Prime Timers or the building fund at the First Baptist Church, 501 Main St., Corinth, MS or American Cancer Society, c/o Judy Davis, 6508 N. Shiloh Road, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

VERA S. PARNELL

Vera S. Parnell, 77, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at Delta Regional Medical Center.

Services at Mortimer Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetary.  She was a member of First Christian Church in Greenville.

Mrs. Parnell, the wife of Henry Marcus Parnell, also leaves two daughters, Donna P. Rutledge of Greenville and Barbara P. Pender of Vicksburg;

four sisters, Quay S. Rushing of Killen, Al., Mildred McMillion of Murfreesboro, TN., Montez S Trimm of Tishomingo and Inez S. Chittom of Athens, Ga., a brother, Wayman Strickland of Muscle Shoals, Al., three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  Vera died on 9th October 1998.

 

WOODROW W. PARNELL

Rites Today For Mrs. Woodrow W. Parnell

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Pauline Horn Parnell, 44, of Tupelo will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Tupelo with Dr. Samuel G. Shepard officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery with (Spain Funeral Directors of Tupelo in charge.

Mrs. Parnell passed away Tuesday night in the North Mississippi Community Hospital following an illness of six months. She was a native of Prentiss County, member of the Tupelo First Baptist Church, member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and beautician in Booneville, before her marriage to Mr. Woodrow W. Parnell on August 1, 1936. She later resided at Pickwick, Tenn., before moving to Tupelo six years ago. Mrs. Parnell was t h e daughter of the late Henry J. and Lois Crouch Horn of Booneville.

She leaves her husband, Woodrow W. Parnell, representative of Beltone Hearing Aid Service of Tupelo; two daughters, Patricia and Janice Parnell, both of the home.

 

MURZIE PARRISH

DENNIS - Murzie E. Smelser Parrish, 71, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at her home. She was born March 1, 1933, in Franklin City, Ala. She was a seamstress at Winfield Manufacturing. She also worked at the Second Street Church of Christ Daycare. She was a member of Liberty Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting, and loved cats.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Ron Deaton and Bro. Benford Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Fay Parrish of Dennis; two sons, Monty Parrish and wife, Danielle, of Amherst, Ohio, and Keith Parrish and wife, Denise, of Huntsville, Ala.; four grandchildren, Robert Parrish and Tyler Parrish of Amherst, Ohio, and Andrew Parrish and Leslie Parrish of Huntsville, Ala.; two sisters, Christine Allen of Elyria, Ohio, and Racine Meeks of Adamsville, Tenn.; a brother, Alf Hardin Smelser of Adamsville, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Monte and Lilly Belle Grissom Smelser; her stepmother, Lucy Smelser; two sisters, Lova Warhurst and Aberdeen Daniel; and a brother, Chester Smelser.

Pallbearers will be Brad Gates, Shearl Pardue, Thomas Parrish, Terry Lee Daniel, Jack McKinney and Mitch Parrish.

 

OTTIE PARRISH

Ottie Parris, 95 of Tishomingo, died Tuesday April 11, 2000 at the Iuka Hospital. Mrs. Parrish was the oldest living member of Tishomingo United Methodist Church. She and her husband, the late Fred Parish owned Parrish Grocery in Tishomingo for many years. She had one Live-Long Smile for everyone.

She was preceded in death by a grandson-in-law, Ray Pruitt.

Mrs. Parrish is survived by her daughter, Jeania Rae Nash of Tishomingo; her son, Billy Mack Parrish of New Albany, Ms; her sister, Iona Staggs of Tupelo, Ms; 3 grandchildren, Cherri Polk, Diane Pruitt, and Mickie Gatlin; 5 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.

Visitation will begin Tuesday night at Tishomingo United Methodist Church and will continue until service time.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2000 with Rev. Jason Harms officiated. Burial will be in the Tishomingo Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Grant Gatlin, Tommy Gatlin, Rodney Polk, Cory Polk, Danny Goddard, Stevie Parrish.

 

FANNIE MAE PARRISH

Funeral Services For Fannie Parrish

Fannie Mae Parrish, 91, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a native of Alabama, a homemaker and a member of Forrest Grove Baptist Church.

Services were at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Billy Credille officiating. Burial was in Joel Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters-in-law, Virble Parrish of Tishomingo, Nancy Parrish of Orange County, Calif., and Chesteen Parrish of Aurora, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, Zane Parrish of Decatur, Ala., Lonnie Parrish and Dave Parrish, both of Aurora, Ill., Glenn Parker of Pontotoc, Mike Parker of Tremont, Scotty Parker of Tupelo, Tammy Gann of Mantachie, Lisa Thomas and Ginger Clark both of Dallas, Texas, Cindy Leathers of Tishomingo, Bonnie Merchant of Fulton and Charlene Timms of Los Angeles; more than 30 great-grandchildren; three nieces; one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wheeler Parrish, in 1984; three sons, Wayne Parrish, Newman Parrish and Ronal Parrish; and two granddaughters.

Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

 

RONAL L. PARRISH

Rites Held For Mr. Ronal Parrish

Ronal L. Parrish, 63, died Friday, December 2, 1994, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was retired from the Mississippi Department of Parks and Wildlife. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Services were at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Raymond Buchannon and the Rev. Ray Bowman officiating. Burial was in the Joel Cemetery in Dennis.

Survivors include his wife, Virble Parrish of Tishomingo; three daughters, Cindy Leathers of Iuka, Bonnie Merchant of Fulton and Tammy Gann of Mantachie; three sons, Glenn Parker of Pontotoc, Mike Parker and Scotty Parker, both of Fulton; 11 grandchildren; his mother, Fannie M. Parrish of Tishomingo; one brother, Newman Parrish of California; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Wilber Lee Parrish, Brumley Parrish, W.L. Hamilton, Dolon Nunley, N.W. Southward and Raymond Gaddis.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Brekeen, Ricky McGivney, Ferrell McDaniel, Wilber Busby, Wesley Shumaker, James Holman, Donald Campbell, roger Caines, Charles Davis and Wayne Gray.

 

VERDA A. PARRISH

TISHOMINGO - Verda A. Parrish, 85, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Tishomingo Manor in Iuka. She was born Nov. 13, 1918, in Tishomingo. She was a homemaker and a member of Forest Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Jerome Sherrill, Bro. Robbie Crane and Bro. Lance Foster officiating. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Juanez Orr and husband, Woody, of Spruce Pine, Ala., and Paula Nichols and husband, Don, of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; four sons, Leon Parrish and wife, Oneda, of Red Bay, Ronald Parrish and wife, Brenda, of Birmingham, Douglas Parrish and wife, Peggy, of Lebanon, Tenn., and Steve Parrish and wife, Carolyn, of Tishomingo; two brothers, T.M. "Bros" Daily and wife, Beatrice, of Tishomingo and Coy L. Daily and wife, Martha Gene, of Iuka; 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Parrish, and her parents, Cloud and Etta Daily.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

MACK PARSON

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Mack Kenny Parson, 67, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at the Maury Regional Hospital. He was a native of Corinth and the son of the late James and Vernell Parson. He was a salesman for many years and a member of Grassland Baptist Church in Franklin, Tenn.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Primitive Baptist Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Angie Shelton and husband, Dr. Mark Shelton, of Paducah, Ky., and Cindy Williams and husband, Michael Williams, of LaGuna Nigel, Calif.; four grandchildren, Cole Williams, Raychel Shelton, Rebecca Shelton and Andrew Shelton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim Ross Parson; and a son, Kenneth Robin Parson.

 

BERVILLE DEE PARSONS

Berville Dee Parsons, 68 of Iuka, Ms died Sunday, April 23, 2000 in the Iuka Hospital.  He was an active member of the Berea Church of Christ where he served as both a song leader and Bible School teacher.  He was a n Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He was also retired from Consolidated Aluminum where he was a maintenance engineer.  At the time of his death he was a part-time employee of Dollar General in Iuka, Ms.   He was preceded in death by his parents; Ward and Zella Parson;  one daughter, Faye Parsons and 2 bothers Waco Parsons and Orville Parsons.

Mr. Parsons is survived by his wife of 44 years, LaVonne King Parsons of Iuka, Ms.; 1 son, Bobby Parsons, of Iuka, Ms; 2 daughters, Donna and Jerry Blakney of Iuka, Ms, Kay and Rickie Strickland of Burnsville, Ms; 1 brother, Odell and Imogene Parsons, Iuka, Ms; 2 sisters Lorene Fredrick of Iuka, Ms. and Betty and Gene Farris of Tuscumbia, AL; 1 sister-in-law Lydia Parson,of Iuka Ms; 7 grandchildren. Samantha Bullard and husband Brian, Abbie Blakney, Jason Parsons and wife Theresa, Zachery Parsons, Amanda Parsons, Amy Blakney and Monica Strickland, 1 great grandchild, Stephanie, Parsons.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000 and 8 a.m. - 9p.m. Monday April 24, 2000.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at the Iuka Church of Christ.  Jim Estes and Lance Foster officiating, with burial in Memorial Gardens.

 

D.L PARSONS

D. L Parsons, 81, of Rienzi Ms died Monday, February 28, 2000 at the Alcorn Care Inn in Corinth, Ms.  He was a member of the Robert G. Smith Lodge # 412, F & A.M.  He was preceded in death by a son, Verrie Moore, and a grandson, Ronald Scott Franks.

Mr. Parsons is survived by his wife, Leona "Sis" Parsons of Rienzi, Ms; a daughter, Helen Whittemore, of Rienzi; 5 sisters, Ilen Smith of Iuka, Ms, Joyce Hale of McComb, Ms, Louise White of Iuka; Majell George of Corinth Ms, Faye Vescio of Iuka, Ms; 2 brothers, Arlon Parson of Iuka Ms and Odis Parson of Burnsville, Ms.; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 3:30 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Masonic Rites.  Bro. Terry Roberts and Bro. Travis Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.

 

JAMES PARSONS

IUKA - James Odell Parsons, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. A decorated U.S. Army veteran, he served during the German Occupation after World War II and in the Korean conflict, where he earned the Purple Heart. He retired from Intex Plastics in Corinth after many years of service. He was a lifelong, faithful member of Berea Church of Christ. A tender, sincere and peaceful man who was always humming a tune, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Iuka Church of Christ with Jim Estes and Lance Foster officiating. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Imogene Moore Parsons of Iuka; three sons, Terry and Alisa Parsons of Iuka, James Parsons of Iuka, and John and Denice Parsons of Tishomingo; a daughter, Myra and Thomas McCarley of Iuka; two sisters, Lorena Fredrick of Iuka, and Betty and Gene Farris of Tuscumbia, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ward and Zella Parsons; two brothers, Waco and Berville Parsons; and a brother-in-law, Jack Fredrick.

Pallbearers will be Justin Parsons, Rusty Thrasher, Blake Parsons, Kris Lange, Tyler Thrasher and Chase Parsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ashley Parsons, Brigitte Lange, Channing Parsons, Alex McCarley and Shelby Parsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Berea Church of Christ building fund.

 

RUBY PARTON

BALDWYN - Ruby Waters Parton, 90, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Desoto Health Care Facility in Southaven after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three daughters, Vivian Kesler and Sue Kesler, both of Little Rock, Ark., and Billie Martin of Lake Cormorant; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Parton; two brothers, Troy Waters and J.W. Waters; and a great-grandson.

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

 

HOMER PARVIN

Homer Lee Parvin, 84, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were held Thursday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers J. A. Thornton and Jerry Childs officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park.

Mr. Parvin was horn Nov. 14, 1918 to William Wrather Parvin and Mary Frances White Parvin. He was a member of North Rienzi Church of Christ. He was a retired farmer and enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virdie Mae Hardin Parvin, whom he married on Nov. 20, 1937; a daughter, Rebecca Whitley and husband Jimmy of Rienzi; a son, Eddie Parvin and wife Peggy of Corinth; two brothers, Ray Parvin and Arvin Parvin, both of Rienzi: three sisters, Ara Wilson of Memphis, Quay Jackson of Olive Branch and Maxine Ross of Memphis; one grandson, Kenny Whitley and wife Jo. a granddaughter, Elisha P. Beard and husband David; four great-grandchildren: Brandon Whitley, Madeline Beard, Abby Beard and Anna Tilly; and one great-great-grandchild. Bryson Tilly.

Pallbearers were Norman Seamy, Wade Davis, Tinuny Searcy, Andy Williams, Mike Beck and John Perry.

 

DENNIS PATE

            Dennis Pate, 38, died Thursday, June 3 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was employed by WECHEM Industrial and Maintenance Products. He was a member of the West Jackson Street Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was a graduate of Nettleton High School, Itawamba Community College at Fulton and Mississippi State University.

            A memorial praise service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the West Jackson Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Bart Harper and the Rev. Jack Ezell

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

            Survivors include his wife, Atonya Smith Pate of Tupelo, whom he married March 14, 1987, one daughter Klereten Pete; his parents, William end Frances Pate of Tupelo, his father‑in‑law and mother‑in‑law the Rev. Roger and Eleanor Smith of Tupelo; one brother, Joe Daniel Pate and his wife, Debbie, of St. Louis, Mo.: one niece, Kacie Pate of St. Louis; one nephew, Jonathan Pate of St. Louis; his grandmother, Jose Pate of Tupelo.

            He was preceded in death by a niece, Jessica Pate; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Patterson and Floyd Pate.

            Pallbearers will be Bobby Kent. Paul Kent, Roger Sanders, Glen Sanders, Stan White Jr., Larry Patter son, Eric Hoard, Louie Galey Jr., and Ricky Reynolds.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Harvey, Terry Chase, and members of his Sunday school class at West Jackson Street Baptist Church

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a m to 2'30 p m Saturday at the funeral home

 

DOW PATE

BOONEVILLE - Dow Cleveland Pate, 74, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis He was a native of Monroe County and a retired industrial worker with American Motors. He enjoyed gardening. He was a resident of Booneville for the past several years.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers, Travis Pate and his wife, Jackie, of Booneville and William Pate and his wife, Helen, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; one sister, Ora Cunningham of Zion, Ill.; one sister in law, Ophie Pate.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Dexter Pate, Fred Pate and Olive Edward Pate; two sisters, Bertha Thorn and Evelyn Nanney.

 

 

FRANCES P. PATE

Frances P Pale, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was retired Bell South Telephone Company after 44 years of service She was a member of the Tupelo Church of God, where she served as church clerk for 18 years end participated m the Willing Working Group. She was a volunteer at the Free Clinic.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Tupelo Church of God with the Rev. Jack Ezell, the Rev. Bert Harper and Bro. Roger Smith officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is m charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, William "Buddy" Pate of Tupelo; one son, Joe Pate and his wife, Debbie, of St. Louis; one daughter in law, Atonya Pate of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Keci Pate, Jonathan Pate and Kiersteen Pate; three sisters, Alice Buse of Baldwyn Gracie Johnson of Baldwyn and Ada Herring of Amory; several sisters in-law, brothers in law and nieces and nephew.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Pate; and one granddaughter, Jessica Pate.

Pallbearers will be TL. Herring, Jerry Grubbed, Roger Franks, Frank Ezell, Wayne Hood and Selwin West.

Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday al the church.

Memorials may be made to the Ladies' Ministry al the Tupelo Church of Gad, 1813 Brier Ridge Road, Tupelo, Miss., 38804.

 

JAMES EARL PATE SR.

CORINTH - James Earl Pate Sr., 59, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He served in the U. S. Army for two years in Germany. He attended Richman Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting rabbits, logging, playing baseball and attending auctions.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Dogwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty G. Pate; one son, James E. "Fat Boy" Pate Jr. and his wife, Teresa, of Corinth; three daughters, Carolyn Whitten of Corinth, Diane Hall and her husband, Billy Wayne, of Nettleton, and Eunice "Sissy" Poore and her husband, Travis, of Haleyville, Ala.; one brother, Jerry Clement and his wife, Cynthia, of Corinth; his caretaker, Teresa Pate; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Earl Pate and Eunice Lavern Clement; one sister, Diane Pate; and his step-father, Troy E. Clement.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

 

JAMES PAUL PATE

DENNIS - James Paul Pate, 81, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. He was born in Prentiss County to the late John and Fannie Tipton Pate. He was a self-employed timber cutter and a member of the Assembly of Christ Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Holly Tennyson officiating. Burial will be in the Assembly of Christ Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Lessie Pate; one daughter, Peggy Wooten and husband, Jimmy; three sons, David Pate and wife, Gail, Danny Pate and Timmy Pate, all of Dennis; one sister, Ruth Epps and husband, Owen, of Memphis; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be D.J. Pate, Johnny Pate, Scotty Wooten, Andy Wooten, Bob Lambert and Jimmy Wooten.

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

 

JOSSIE PATE

            Jossie Raper Pate, 90, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Known as "Maw Pate," she was a homemaker and a member of James Chapel Baptist Church of Shannon. She enjoyed arts and crafts, gospel music, Atlanta Braves baseball and attending the senior citizens gatherings at the Multi‑Purpose Center. She had attended annual singings in the Smokey Mountains for the last 20 years.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. John "Ben" Raper, the Rev. Jack Ezell, the Rev. Herman James, the Rev. John McAlister and the Rev. Tim Barber officiating. Burial will be in Priceville Cemetery.

            Survivors include four daughters, Opal Parker and her husband, Gordon, of Shannon, Made Kent and her husband, Travis Junior, of Amory, Ova Jo Hall and her husband, Robert, of Mooreville, and Davis Pate of Tupelo; three sons, William "Buddy" Pate of Tupelo, Gerald Pate and his wife, Tina, of Amory, and Mark Pate and his wife, Betty, of Tupelo; two sisters, Clara Gillentine Humble and Hazel Gillentine Cheney, both of Nettleton; three brothers, Roy Gillentine of Richmond, and Earl Gillentine and the Rev. Hubert Gillentine, both of Nettleton; 24 grandchildren; 32 great‑grandchildren; three great‑great‑grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Pate Sr.; three sons, Mike Pate, Floyd Pate Jr. and Jackie Pate; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Sanders; a daughter‑in-law, Frances Pate; a brother, the Rev. Jack Raper; two grandchildren; and a great‑grandchild.

            Her eight eldest grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

            The remaining grandsons, along with Bob Ray and Spence Farr, will serve as honorary pall bearers.

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

 

REBA PATE

DENNIS - Reba May Pate, 72, died Monday, July 25, 1994, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Mississippi, a retired seamstress from Golden Manufacturing Co. after 25 years, and a member of Assembly of Christ Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Lealon Owens and the Rev. Chris Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the Assembly of Christ Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Ruth Epps of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Paul Pate of Dennis; and several nieces and nephews,

Pallbearers will be David Pate, Danny Pate, Timmy Pate, Steve Mitchell, Rob Lambert and Jimmy Harris.

 

 

TRAVIS PATE SR.

BOONEVILLE - Travis David Pate Sr., 76, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at his home in Booneville after a long illness. He was the owner of Pate's Furniture, Appliance and Music Store in Booneville for more than 32 years. He was born in Smithville to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Pate. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading, and spending time with family and friends today at

Services will be at 1 p.m. at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Julian Mitchell and Bro. Ron Dale officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery. Salts Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jacqueline "Jackie" Cole Pate of Booneville; a son, David Pate Jr. of Booneville; a brother, William; two grandchildren, Lindsey Pate and April Rinehart; a great-grandchild, Seth Floyd.

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

 

 

ANDREW H. PATRICK

His Body Now Rests in Home Burying Ground

The entire town of Booneville is in sorrow because of the death of one who was reared here and was highly esteemed by everyone who knew him, Andrew H. Patrick, who died at his home in Corinth last Monday Morning.

Of this good man, the Corinthian published in his hometown has this to say:

"After an illness that had extended over a period of more than a year and an affliction that had brought with it untold suffering, Andrew H. Patrick died at his home on Filmore Street between 11 and 12 o'clock this morning. He had been to Chicago for special treatment had undergone an operation for relief, but it came not. Death ended his sufferings, sufferings that were intense and about which he never complained. He had been confined to his room for seven months.

He had known for some time that there was hardly any hope for an ultimate recovery and he had been more composed under this knowledge than had been the members of his family and close friends. He stated that though life and its associations were sweet to him, he was ready to go, and the last words he was heard to utter was when he repeated the Lord's Prayer Sunday night just after recognizing members of his family who were with him.

He was a man of open frankness. He was a member of the Methodist Church, was a member of the Board of Stewards for a long while, and also a teacher in the Sunday School, and also sang tenor in the choir. A Mason and a Knight Templer it was his request that he be buried in his Knight Templer uniform with the Knight Templer service if possible.

He was born in Booneville where he made his home until 1902, at which time he came to Corinth. He was a contractor with a reputation for fine work and was also one of the best architects and the best posted on all matters of architecture, of Corinth. There are many buildings about the city that attest his ability both as a builder and a designer. And the secret of much of his success in his chosen work was the fact that he loved it and studied it. Anything he chose to do he did it well whether it was in construction architecture or otherwise. He tried to do his part with credit wherever he was thrown.

"He is survived by his wife who was Miss Harriet Elizabeth Richardson before her marriage, and two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Stroupe being a daughter by his first marriage and Miss Loraine Patrick the only child of his second marriage. He is also survived by four brothers, W. Ed Patrick of Tupelo

George W. Patrick of Booneville; Mark Patrick of Booneville; Mark Patrick of Rutherford, Tenn.; also four sisters, Mrs. Fasion Peeler of Booneville; Mrs. Mellie Delk of Memphis; Mrs. Sallie Roach of Booneville; and Mrs. M. P. Muse of Junction City, Ark.

Funeral services were conducted at the home in Corinth, after which the body was brought to Booneville and interred in the cemetery here.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 22 July 1927

 

RAYMOND PATRICK

RIPLEY - Raymond Estes Patrick, 87, formerly of Belmont, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, as the result of an automobile accident in Tishomingo County. He was the owner and operator of Belmont Dry Cleaners in Belmont for 59 years before retiring in July 2004. He was a member and elder at the Ripley Church of Christ. He also served as elder at the Belmont Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Minister Glen Fann and Dr. Patrick Chapman officiating. The body will be carried to Deaton Funeral Home for visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. today. Burial will follow in Lindsey Cemetery in Tishomingo County.

Survivors include his wife, Eudora Booker Yates Patrick of Ripley; a son, raymond Edwin Patrick of Russellville, Ala.; a stepson, Ray Yates of Ripley; a stepdaughter, Alice Grisham of Blue Mountain; two foster daughters, Carla Cockrell of Ripley and Rebecca May of Ashland; a sister, Blanche Meeks of Tiplersville; a grandson, Jason Edwin Patrick; three stepgrandchildren, five foster grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Velma Savage Patrick, in 1971; his parents, James Henry and Annie Shappley Patrick; a sister, Ima Jackson; four brothers, Gordon Patrick, Doc Patrick, Jewel Patrick and Ned Patrick.

Pallbearers will be Tim May, Lonnie Cockrell, Rex Grisham, Danny Meeks, David Cook, Ray Yates.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Shappley, Michael Ormon, Ross Gay and the elders of Ripley Church of Christ.

Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time.

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

 

CHARLES PATTEN SR.

BOONEVILLE - Charles William Patten Sr., 71, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born July 8, 1933, in Enid to Clemon Charles Patten and Mary Sue Gray Patten. He worked in management at Brown Shoe Company. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and working in his yard.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles McGill officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Pat Patten and wife, Brenda, Ken Patten and wife, Monti Sue, and David Patten, all of Booneville; two sisters, Frances Thompson and husband, Gene, of Wichita, Kan., and Mary Sue Jones of Booneville; two brothers, Don Patten and wife, Carolyn, of Albuquerque, N.M., and C.B. Patten and wife, Sally, of Amory; five grandchildren, Anita Greenhaw and husband, Bart, Samantha Pitts, Bart Patten, Bret Patten and Chris Patten; three great-grandchildren, Erica, Kayla and Presley; a special friend, Edith Hunt.

Pallbearers will be Harold Jones, Buddy Wells, Scotty Patten, Chris Patten, Bart Patten and Bret Patten.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Sunday.

 

JANICE PATTEN

Janice Martin Patten, 56, of Booneville, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital (East) in Memphis, following a sudden illness.

Services were Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J. L. Gore officiating. Burial was in Liberty Memorial Garden.

She was born March 2, 1945, in Alcorn County, the daughter of Carl Lee Martin and Sophia Alma George Martin. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church. She had been a beautician since 1964.

She is survived by two daughters, Becki Wallace Haley of Elkhart, Ind., and Lisa Wallace Trout of Booneville; two brothers, Ronnie Martin of Rienzi and L. C. Martin of El Reno, Okla.; a sister, Frankie Guthrie of Freeport, Texas; and four grandchildren, Nikki and Chad Trout and Corey and Malia Haley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Herbert Martin; and a sister, Judy Martin Morrisson.

Pallbearers were Mike Guthrie, Tim Martin, Tony Martin, Michael Martin, H. L. Richie, Larry George, Lance Rinehart and David Martin.

 

AMANDA PATTERSON

CORINTH - Amanda Ruth Patterson, 94, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a loving and devoted housewife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed writing inspirational readings, singing and working in her garden.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mason St. Luke M.B. Church with Pastor Frederick C. Patterson officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke M.B. Church Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Henry A. Patterson and Helen of Ramer, Tenn., Eddie Patterson and Elizabeth of Tupelo, and Gene E. Patterson and Sherry and Robert Patterson and Ruby, all of Corinth; four daughters, Vera Stafford and Lee Morris of Biggersville, and Violet Wyke and Eural, Julia Cager and Eular Hayes, all of Corinth; a sister, Annie Walker of East St. Louis, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Lura Jean Patterson of Corinth; sisters-in-law, Nealie Gaines of Corinth, Clarine Jones of Canton, Ohio, Ester Lee Gaines of Paducah, Ky., Louise Patterson of Foundation Inn, S.C., and Dorothy Patterson of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; 46 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Patterson; her parents, Robert and Mattie Herrod Gaines; six brothers, Alex, Robert, Joseph, Scip, Jake and Columbus Gaines Jr.; four sisters, Louvenia, Ammy, Ruthie and Pearlie Gaines; and a son, Fletcher L. Patterson.

Pallbearers will be Gary Cager, Anthony Marshall, Fletcher L. Patterson, Kenny Patterson, Ron Patterson, Timothy Patterson, Maurice Stafford and Vincent Wyke.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Foundation of Truth Christian Fellowship.

 

AUBREY PAT PATTERSON

Aubrey Pat Patterson, 83, died Monday, May 8, 2000 in the Iuka Hospital.  He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Golden Ms.  Before retirement, Mr. Patterson was a policeman for the cities of Iuka, Belmont, Ms and Red Bay and Cherokee in AL.   He had also served as Deputy Sheriff in Franklin County, AL and Tishomingo County, Ms.  He was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen Patterson and a daughter, Betty Jane Patterson.

Mr. Patterson is survived by 1 daughter, Patty Patterson of Iuka, Ms,:3 stepsons, Chip Timbes of Corinth Ms, David Timbes of Texas, Bill Timbes of Burnsville, Ms; 1 sister Thestle Patterson of Burnsville; 1 brother Arthur Patterson of Golden, Ms; several step grandchildren.

Funeral services, conducted by Bro. T. E. Davis and Bro. Johnny Nunley, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in Harmony Hill Cemetery in Burnsville.

 

B. N. PATTERSON

BELMONT - Aug. 29, 1933, B. N. Patterson, ginner, was killed here at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon when he came in contact with a live wire carrying 2,200 volts.

Mr. Patterson, assisted by Roy Wilson, was engaged in cleaning his power switch and transformer at his gin when he made contact with the high voltage wire. Wilson, working near Mr. Patterson, was knocked down by the shock.

Recovering, he seized a broom and pried Mr. Patterson loose from the wire. Artificial respiration was carried on for more than three hours by employees of the Mississippi Power Company and three physicians were in attendance, but all efforts to revive him failed.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Patterson; his wife, a son, Bernard a daughter, Lessie; a sister, Mrs. A. Yarber, all of Belmont, and two brothers, D. D. Patterson of Belmont and J. C. Patterson of Jasper, Ala.

Interment was in the city cemetery this afternoon.

Mr. Patterson was a member of the Methodist Church and an alderman.

 

BOBBY PATTERSON

TUPELO - Bobby Hughes Patterson, 70, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at his home. He was born March 21, 1934, in Golden to Benjamin Erslel Patterson and Sibrina Ann Timbs Patterson. He was a factory worker at Blue Bell for 35 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tupelo.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Kenneth Pollock and Bro. Billy West officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lettress Patterson; two sons, Randy Patterson and Ricky Patterson of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Odell Johnson of Russellville, Ala.; a brother, William Patterson of Golden; a stepson, Holland Joyner and wife, Thresia; two step grandchildren, Rachelle Park and husband, Kevin, and Ray Joyner Jr.; four step great-grandchildren; a special niece, Frankie Jane Burcham; his caregivers, Charlotte Frost Pitts and Peggy Wahpepal; a host of cousins and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Charles, Noonan and Ben Patterson.

Pallbearers will be Wallace Flurry, Gerald Scott, Ted Burcham, Kevin Park, Robert Millsaps, and Connie, Michael and Buddy McCollum.

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

 

CHARLIE G. PATTERSON

GOLDEN - Charles Gaines Patterson, 75, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at his residence. He was born April 5, 1928, in Golden to the late Ershel and Sibrenia Timbs Patterson. He was the owner of C & D Vegetable Patch, a farmer and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Jack Maroon and Bro. James Townsend officiating. Burial will be in the Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dora Dean Willingham Patterson; one son, Connie Michael Patterson and his wife, Ann, of Fulton; three daughters, Dianne Powell and her husband, Gerald, of Saltillo, Denise Harrison and her husband, Harlan, of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Charlene Castleberry and her husband, Roger, of Bartlett, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Daniel Patterson and his wife, Amanda, Andrea Brown and her husband, Timothy, Amanda Powell, Russell Powell, Brina Harrisosn, Jessica Castleberry and Adam Castleberry; one sister, Odelle Johnson of Russellville, Ala.; two brothers, Billy Patterson of Golden and Bobby Patterson and his wife, Letress, of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Opal Sewell and Obie Patterson; and two brothers, Noonan Patterson and Ben Patterson.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Patterson, Andrea Brown, Ric Gann, Stan Malone, Terrell Pearson and Mark Maroon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Amanda Powell, Russell Powell, Brina Harrison, Jessica Castleberry, Adam Castleberry, Amanda Patterson, Alvis Sanders, Travis Cain and Timothy Brown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-9981.

 

DOROTHY M. PATTERSON

CORINTH - Dorothy M. Patterson, 89, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at her home. She was a homemaker and child care provider, and a member of Biggersville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Rice, the Rev. Raybon Richardson and the Rev. John Fulper officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Bagwell of Corinth; a son, Lawrence "Larry" Marsh of Arlington, Texas; a brother, James W. Middleton and wife, Jackie, of Memphis; grandchildren, Paula Reeder and husband, Terry; great-grandchildren, Audry Marsh and Gavin Reeder; sister-in-law, Virginia Middleton; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Dan Bagwell; a son-in-law, Bill Bagwell; three brothers, A.F. Middleton, Paul Middleton and Elbert Middleton; a sister, Ann Hearn; and parents, Andrew and Alberto Middleton.

Pallbearers will be David Hearn, David Pleasants, Michael Middleton, Jerry Marsh, Ellis Long, Lealon Harris, Richard Waller and Richard Marsh.

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

 

ERMA PATTERSON

CORINTH - Erma LuAllen Patterson, 90, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Danville CME Church with the Rev. Leroy Harris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Robert C. Patterson, Lloyd Patterson and Luster Patterson; three daughters, Annie B. Harris, Darlene Shelley and Marvelene Cummings; a sister, Adeen Iron; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Patterson; a son, Marcus Patterson; her parents, Mark and Annie LuAllen; five brothers; and a great-grandchild.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

FAYE PATTERSON

GOLDEN - Faye Patterson, 72, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at her home. She was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Itawamba County to the late Jessie Green Sharp and Nida Reeves Sharp. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Chapel Hill Church of God of Prophecy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Old Bethel Methodist Church with Bro. Billy West and Bro. James Townsend officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Patterson; three sisters, Naomia Shook, Esther Sharp and Christine Sharp, all of Golden; her caregiver, Beckie Cleveland.

Pallbearers will be Mark Cleveland, Scotty Cleveland, Harold Cleveland, Paul Hartsell, Billy Hartsell and Lonnie Stepp.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the Old Bethel Methodist Church.

 

EDDIE LEE PATTERSON

CORINTH - Eddie Lee Patterson, 74, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He worked at the Waldron Hotel until it closed. He was a chief cook and retired from the Hillandale Country Club with 40 years of service.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia M.B. Church with the Rev. Lawrence Morris officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Freddie Mae Patterson; two sons, Eddie Lee Patterson Jr., and Rickey Patterson and wife, Renee, all of Corinth; a daughter, Pamela L. Patterson of Hattiesburg; a grandson, Steven DontZ Patterson of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Fannie Patterson; three brothers, Johnny K. Patterson, J.L. Patterson and David Patterson; three sisters, Clair Clark, Ludella Warren and Esther B. Barter; and two children, Glenda Patterson and Phyllis Patterson.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

HARLYN A. PATTERSON

(14 May 1903 Russelville, Franklin CO AL - 5 Mar 1989 Sheffield, Colbert Co AL)

Obituary: THE TIMES DAILY - Florence AL - 7 Mar 1989.

 

Harlan A. Patterson

 

Sheffield - The service for Harlyn Aldine Patterson, 85, 306 Dover Ave., will be Wednesday, March 8 at 1 pm at Morrison Funeral Home chapel, Tuscumbia, with the Rev. J. Wayne Penn officiating. Burial will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 6-9 pm today at the funeral home.

He died Sunday, March 5, 1989, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was a native of Franklin County and had lived most of his life in Colbert County. He was retired from Reynolds Alloys and was a member of First Baptist Church and Machinists Local 1189.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Patterson, Sheffield: daughters, Barbara Jean Roland, Tuscumbia, Billie Sue Crabb, Longview, Wash.; brother, Gaither Patterson, Memphis, Tenn.; sister, Daisy Hopkins, Dennis, Miss; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Bears will be friends and relatives.

 

HENRY LEE PATTERSON

CORINTH - Henry Lee Patterson, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at the North Miss. Medical Center. He farmed to support his family from 1932 to 1968. He then worked for Tyrone Hydrologic-Dana until he retired in 1979. He was an active member of the Golden Star Lodge No. 453 and a 3rd degree Mason.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mason St. Luke M.B. Church with Pastor Frederick C. Patterson officiating. Burial will be in the Saint Luke M.B. Church Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda Ruth Patterson; four sons, Henry A. Patterson and his wife, Helen, of Ramer, Tenn., Eddie V. Patterson and his wife, Elizabeth, of Tupelo, Gene E. Patterson Sr. and his wife, Sherry, and Robert K. Patterson and his wife, Ruby, all of Corinth; four daughters, Violet Wyke and her husband, Eural, Vera Stafford and her husband, Lee Morris, and Julia Cager, all of Corinth, and Eular Hayes of Tupelo; two sisters, Nealie Gaines of Corinth and Clarine Jones of Canton, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Lura Jean Patterson of Corinth; one adopted daughter, Susie Jones and her husband, Dexter, of Corinth; two sisters-in-law, Louise Patterson and Annie Walker; 46 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren;22 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fletcher Patterson; his mother, Julia Taylor Patterson; four brothers, William Roy, Oliver, Joseph and Rudie Lee; four sisters, Lizzie Mae, Annie Modenia, Lucille and Bertha Lee; one son, Fletcher Leroy Patterson.

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

 

HOLLEY PATTERSON

BOONEVILLE - Holley H. Patterson, 88, died Wednesday, January 10, 1996, at the Methodist Hospital in Lexington, Tenn., after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Horace McCombs officiating. Burial will be in the Forked Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Gray Patterson of Booneville; one sister-in-law, Barbara Clement and her husband, Francis, of Lexington, Tenn.; one niece, Paula Clement Walker of Lexington, Tenn.; one nephew, Terry Clement Jr. of Lexington, Tenn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leness Woodruff, Troy Holliday, Ledgie Grisham, Marshall Tennison, J. L. Sims, Bill Padgett and Cleatus Riddle.

 

 

JUANITA PATTERSON

BOONEVILLE  Juanita Gray Patterson, 89, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Lexington Manor Nursing Home in Lexington, Tenn., after a long illness She was a school teacher for 42 years, teaching at Kossuth, Burton and Iuka. She was a Baptist and the widow of Holley H. Patterson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Horace McCombs officiating.

Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Barbara Ann Clement, and lie, husband, Francis, of Lexington, Tenn., one niece, Paula Clement Walker of Lexington, Tenn.; one nephew, Terry Clement Jr. of Lexington, Tenn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leness Woodruff, Troy Holliday, Marshall Tennison, J. L. Sims, Bill Padgett and Glen Cunningham.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

LOLA OCTAVIA CLAUNCH PATTERSON

(26 Jul 1907 Tishomingo Co MS - 12 Oct 1992 Muscle Shoals, Colbert Co., Al)

Obituary: THE TIMES DAILY - Florence AL

Sheffield- The funeral for Mrs. Lola Octavia Patterson, 85, 306 Dover Ave., will be at 2 pm today at Morrison Funeral Home chapel, Tuscumbia, with Dr. Robert Gamble and the Rev. Wayne Penn officiating.  Burial will be in Columbia Memorial Gardens.

She died Monday, Oct. 12, 1992 at Humana Hospital, Muscle Shoals.

She was a native of MS and lived in Sheffield for the past 50 years.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sheffield, and was the wife of the late Harlyn A. Patterson.

Survivors include daughters, Billie Sue Crabb, Longview, WA., Barbara Jean Roland, Tuscumbia; sisters, Margie McDowell, Panama City, Fla.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Bears will be Glendon Crow, David Brown, Jerry Henson, Charles Pace, Cloyce Isbell and Ray Tomaszewski.

Morrison Funeral Home, Inc. 825 North Main St., Tuscumbia AL ph. (205) 383-7311

 

MITZI LYNN PATTERSON

Mitzi Lynn Ray Patterson, 24, of Saltillo, died Friday, May 23, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Saturday, May 24, at 4 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Minister Clyde L. Patton and Minister Darrell Beard officiating. Burial was in Euclatubba Cemetery.

Mrs. Patterson was a graduate of Tupelo High School and she attended Itawamba Community College. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Main Church of Christ. She enjoyed listening to the radio, visiting her neighbors, collecting angels, going to auctions and telephone conversations.

She is survived by her husband of 2-1/2 years, Phillip D. Patterson of Saltillo; her parents, Hannon and Star Ray of Tupelo, and Brenda Ray of Memphis; one sister, Summer Ray of Tupelo; two brothers, Sky Ray and Storm Ray, both of Tupelo; her grandparents, Jane Shook and Chester Shook, both of Frankstown, Doris Ray of Wheeler and Stella Pittman of Booneville; her great-grandparents, Bessie Johnson of Frankstown, Joe Frank and Hettie Green of Booneville and Ludie and Cortez Brazele of Saltillo; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Frances and Max Daugherty of Belden.

Pallbearers were Jody Prather, Jamie Pittman, Jody Owen, Matthew Nichols, Lonny Shook, Shane Hall, Bradley Shook and Jason Shook.

 

PAT PATTERSON

BOONEVILLE  - Paul J. "Pat" Patterson, 69, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in Lake Forest, Ill. He was born April 26, 1931, in Danville, Ill, to Charles and Dorothy Pederson who preceded him in death. He was a Protestant. He joined the U. S. Navy in 1950, retiring in 1971 as Master Chief Petty Officer. He was highly decorated for his service in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve. He also worked for Sara Lee Foods and Allstate Insurance Company following his retirement from the Navy.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Lebanon Free Will Baptist Church in the Cairo community with Bro. Steve Corbin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Patterson, whom he married in 1991 in Great Lakes. Ill.; Me daughters, Susan Lindle and husband, Terry, of Edgewood, Ky., and Cindy Finn and husband, Grover, of Beach Park, III.; four grandchildren, Jacob and Jillianne Finn, and Terry Jr. and Harry Lindle; two brothers, Don Patterson of Charleston, W. V.; and Francis Patterson and wife, Leta. of San Diego, Cold.; and two sisters, Norma Schmidt and husband, Francis, of Danville, and Ruth Manuel of Milford, III.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanette Harper Paterson, in 1990; and two sisters, Dorothy Howie and Violet Metz.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

 

REV. W. C. PATTERSON JR.

TISHOMINGO - Rev. W. C. Patterson Jr., 72, died Monday, October 16, 1995, at the V. A. Medical Center in Memphis after a brief illness. He was Assistant Pastor of the Temple Baptist Church near Burnsville. He was a member of the Robert G. Smith Masonic Lodge in Paden, a member of the Eastern Star, member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Republican Party Platform Planning Committee. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University and had been a coach and teacher in the Prentiss County area for many years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Temple Baptist Church near Burnsville with the Rev. Franky Smith and the Rev. Horace McCombs officiating. Burial will be in the Forked Oak Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one brother, Herman Patterson of Gulfport; one niece and seven nephews.

Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

 

MRS. WILL PATTERSON

Mrs. Patterson Dies In Tippah County

Mrs. Will Patterson of Ripley of Rt. 3, died Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Tippah County Hospital following an illness of eight months. She was a native of Tippah County, and a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church and a housewife. She was 76.

Services were held Saturday of afternoon" at Spring Dale Baptist Church with Rev. Spurgen Muliker and Rev. Robert Walker officiating Burial was in Criswell Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Director: in charge.

She leaves three sons, Carlos Patterson of Pensacola, Fla., Lloyd Patterson of Ripley and Gaston Patterson of Anacoco, La.; six daughters, Mrs. Ethel Cranford of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mrs. Jesse Walker of Ripley, Mrs. Mattie Massey of Dumas, Mrs. Wilma Davis o f Baldwyn, Mrs. Euzena Hamm o f Trumann, Ark.,, and Mrs. Bobbie Brunts of Memphis; seven brothers, Henry Turner of Coffeeville, Hugh Turner of Pontotoc, Sam Turner of Bruce, Ellis Turner of Bruce, Jarmon Turner of Houlka, Clellon Turner of Houlka and Marion Turner of Pontotoc; a sister, Mrs. Floy Walls of Warrenville, Ill.; 24 grandchildren a n d 15 great-grandchildren.

 

AMANDA OLIVE PAYNE

DRY CREEK - Amanda Olive Payne, 95, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and an member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. She loved reading her Bible and spending time with her family.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bud Wheatley and Bro. William Copeland officiating. Burial will be in the County Line Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Genell "Belle" Tapp of Baldwyn; two sons, Junior Olive and his wife, Sandra, and Gearld Olive, all of Dry Creek; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Olivina Horton Holmes; her first husband, Will Olive; her second husband, Jeff Payne; two daughters, Rachael Pannell and Pauline Heavener; one son, Bobby Olive; seven brothers and five sisters; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

 

HOYLE PAYNE

BELMONT - Hoyle Payne, 73, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1931, in Baldwyn. He was a retired school teacher, coach and bus driver. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Alvin and Lorene Payne.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at New Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. William McClellan and Bro. Roger Watkins officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joyce Payne of Belmont; two sons, Joey Payne and wife, Pamela, and Scotty Payne and wife, Deanne, all of Belmont; a sister, Reba Sparks and husband, Howard, of Belmont; an uncle, Cecil Davis; three aunts, Beulah Hill, Lela Credille and Helen Garner; four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Stevie Harris, Wayne Garner, Joe Chumbley, Mark Chumbley, Timothy Graham and Stephen Graham.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today and continue until service time Thursday at the church.

 

JAMES THOMAS "TOMMY" PAYNE

Services for James Thomas "Tommy" Payne were Nov. 6 at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Green officiating.

Payne, 56, died Nov. 3, 2002. He was born April 27, 1946, in Saltillo to Laura Lee Scott Payne and the late James T. "T-Boy" Payne. He was raised in Danville, Illinois, where he went to school and owned his own trucking company. He had lived in Mississippi for 15 years and drove a truck until he became disabled in 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Payne of Saltillo; his mother, Laura Payne of Saltillo: two sons, Shane Payne and his fiancée, Delores Calmes, of Tupelo, and William Felks and his fiancee, Melissa Shumpert, of Nettleton, two daughters, Dana Marble of Danville. Ill., and Denise Hallmark and  her husband, Travis, of Saltillo; his grandfather, Charlie Scott of Saltillo: 14 grandchildren: one great-grandchild: two sisters, Jean Dunbar of Saltillo and Judy Akers and her husband, Jimmy, of Vina, Ala.: one brother, Perry Payne of Saltillo: his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mitch and Shirley Sanders.

He was preceded in death by his father: one brother, Peanut Payne: one nephew, David Denny: and a brother-in-law, Rick Humphries.

Pallbearers were Terry Sanders, Jerry Harris, Scott Humphries, Arron Humphries, Johnny Humphries and Travis Hallmark.

Honorary pallbearers were James Sanders and Brian Dunaway.

Burial was in the Saltillo City Cemetery.

 

LAURA PAYNE

SALTILLO - Laura Payne, 77, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at her home. She was born May 4, 1926, in Lee County to Charlie T. Scott and the late Ella House Scott. She married James "T Boy" Payne on April 23, 1945. He preceded her in death in 1992. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Saltillo.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in the Saltillo Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Dunbar of Saltillo and Judy Humphries of Vina, Ala.; a son, Perry W. Payne of Saltillo; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Payne of Saltillo; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five brothers, Harsten Scott, Quincy Scott and wife, Faye, and Joe Scott and wife, Sherry, all of Illinois, Virgil Scott and wife, Marlene, of Texas, and Wayne Scott and wife, Betty, of Mississippi; a sister, Polly Harris and husband, Willie, of Saltillo.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Davis "Peanut" Payne and Tommy Payne; a grandson, David Denney; a son-in-law, Rickey Humphries; a brother; and a sister.

Pallbearers will be Scott Humphries, Aaron Humphries, John Humphries, Eric Hart, Shane Payne and Chad Payne.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zack Payne, Perry Payne Jr. and Todd Payne.

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

 

LORENE FRANCIS PAYNE

Lorene Francis Payne, 86, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a native of Mississippi and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She was retired from Blue Bell Inc., after 33 years as a seamstress. She was preceded in death in 1994 by her husband of 63 years, Alvin Payne.

Services were at 2 p.m., Sunday May 14, 2000 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. William McClellon officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter Reba Sparks and her husband Howard, of Belmont; one son, Hoyle Payne and his wife, Joyce, of Belmont; two sisters, Mildred Garrison of Booneville and Beulah Hill of Saltillo; two brothers, Cecil Davis of New Albany and Clyde Davis of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Maxanne Graham and her husband, David, of Tupelo, Joey Payne and his wife, Pamela, Scotty Payne and his wife, Deanne, Dickey Sparks and his wife, Joan, Jeffery Sparks and his wife, Alicia, all of Belmont; 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dicky Sparks, Jeffery Sparks, David Graham, Matthew Graham, Stephen Graham, Timothy Graham and Jordan. Graham.

 

RUBY PAYNE

BELMONT - Ruby Jewel Payne, 93, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. She was born April 29, 1912, in Union County. She was an employee of the Red Bay Hospital cafeteria for several years and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vard Payne.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. William McClellan and Bro. James Segars officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Sue Spencer, and Louise Solomon and husband, James Robert, all of Belmont, and Frances Davis of Fort Worth, Texas; eight grandchildren, Linda Conwill, Cathy Morgan, David Spencer, Sherry Bolding, Robbie Solomon, Randy Solomon, Carol Wanner and Tina Clifton; 17 great-grandchildren, Brent Conwill, Scott Conwill, Nikki Rickard, Brad Morgan, Amy Comi, Chad Bolding, Stephanie Solomon, Garrett Solomon, Jay Solomon, Brandon Tesseneer, Tanner Solomon, Karmen Solomon, Felicia Fowler, Brandi Allison, Emily Clifton, Carly Clifton and Chance Clifton; 18 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Bolding, David Spencer, Robbie Solomon, Greg Clifton, Donnie Wanner and Randy Solomon.

Visitation will be at the church from 6 to 10 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

 

ESSIE PEARCE

IUKA – Essie Faye Whitfield Pearce, 65, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a Baptist and a former employee of the Tishomingo Shoe Factory. She enjoyed fellowshipping with people.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Charlie Browning and Leroy Brown will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include numerous cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Whitfield.

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

 

BILLY PEARSON

CORINTH - Billy Dean Pearson, 63, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at his home. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church and a drywall contractor. He enjoyed collecting and restoring antique Indian motorcycles. He was a member of the Indian Motorcycle of America and the Antique Motorcycle of America.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Lipps and the Rev. Merle Dixon officiating. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Shields Pearson of Corinth; his mother, Jessie Edna Bennett Watts of Jacksonville, Ark.; a daughter, Kelly Shields Thornton and husband, Jeff; a son, Billy Dean Pearson II and wife, Lindsey, of Corinth; a brother, Connie Pearson and wife, Louise, of Cabot, Ark.; two sisters, Mildred Junkin and husband, Monroe, of Jacksonville, Ark., and Pam Outz and husband, Harold, of Cleveland; two grandchildren, Hunter Thornton and Jesse Cade Pearson; a host of nieces, nephews, aunt and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Percy Albert Pearson, and a brother, Ricky Watts.

Pallbearers will be Lex Mitchell, Lex Mitchell Jr., Thomas Coleman, Jerry Jones, Jerry Greer, Stanley Barker, James Joy and Raymond Carter.

 

QUAY PEARSON

GOLDEN - Charlie Quay Pearson, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at her home. She was born May 6, 1918, to William F. and Mary Elzie Floyd Kelton. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Carmel Church of God of Prophecy. A loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Carmel Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating. Burial will be in the Bounds Crossroads Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Frank Pearson and wife, Joan, of Golden; six daughters, Jetty Jackson and husband, Bill, and Janie Robinson, all of Red Bay, Ala., Betty Brown and husband, Garlin, of Golden, Della Emerson and husband, Wayne, of Vina, Ala., Hilda Tanner and husband, Dan, of Golden, and Eunelda Parrish and husband, Tommy, of Athens, Ala.; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dock Pearson, in 1992; a son, Charlie Pearson; two infant daughters; her parents; and one brother and three sisters.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Della Emerson and Eunelda Parrish.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.

 

NELLIE PEARSON

BETHEL SPRINGS, Tenn. - Nellie Bernice Pearson, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at her residence. She was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Vincent, Ark., to John and Jessie Durham Pearson. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel in Walnut with the Rev. Andy Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector, Ark., at 4 p.m., with Irby Funeral Home in charge.

Survivors include one brother, Jack Pearson and wife, Nedia, of Paragould, Ark.; two sisters, Betty Baker and husband, Tommy, of Bethel Springs, Tenn., and Faye Burkheart and husband, C. W., of Cahokia, Ill.; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and four nephews.

 

GARY WAYNE PEEKS

Gary Wayne Peeks, 20, of Route 5, Booneville, died Saturday night, Aug. 3, 1985, as the result of an automobile accident on Highway 45 South of Booneville.

Services were Monday, Aug. 5, at 3:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Mr. Peeks was a factory worker.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Peeks of Booneville his grandparents, Della Eaton and Charlie Tom Neeley, both of Booneville, and Irene Lytal of Wheeler; six brothers, Junior Peeks, Jerry Peeks, Terry Peeks, Dennis Peeks, Charles Peeks and Jackie Peeks, all of Booneville; six sisters, Linda Dykes of Belmont, Dianne Key and Wanda Lee Peeks, both of Chicago, Sheila Michaels, Patricia McAnally and Rebecca Peeks, all of Booneville.

 

W. L. PEEKS SR.

BOONEVILLE  - W. L. Peeks Sr., 70, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at his home after a long Illness. He was an auto body repairman and a Baptist. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and a member of the American Legion.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Neeley Peeks; six daughters, Linda Drankus of Corinth, Diane Kremer and Wanda Kwilasz, both of Chicago, and Sheila Myhand, Pat McAnally and Becky Clingan, all of Booneville; six sons, W. L. Peeks Jr., Terry Peeks, Jerry Peeks, Dennis Peeks, Charles Peeks and Jackie Peeks. all of Booneville, two brothers, Bobby Wayne Peeks of Booneville and Junior Ray Peaks of West Memphis, Ark.; 24 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; one great great grandchild,

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Peeks, and a sister, Ardis Lee Brown.

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

 

 

LOUISE PEELER

BOONEVILLE - Louise Womack Peeler, 82, died Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at her home. She was a retired school teacher, teaching 45 years at Northeast Mississippi Community College, Kossuth High School and Booneville High School. She was a member of the First United Methodist church in Booneville. She was president of the Booneville Pilot Club, and a member of Kappa Kappa , Booneville Woman's Club and DAR.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one niece, Dorothy Googe  Robbins of Southaven; two great-nieces, Donna Bohannon and Deborah Robbins, both of Southaven; one great-great niece, Ashley Reid; one great-great-nephew, Wesley Bohannon; one sister-in-law, Annie Lou Womack of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. W. Peeler; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Womack; two sisters, Helen Womack Googe and Bertha Womack Yarber; and a brother, Earl Womack.

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

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center in Booneville.

 

WAYNE PENDERGRAPH

Wayne Pendergraph, 60, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., died on Saturday, March 27, 2004, at his home.

He was born March 8, 1944 in Red Bay, Ala., and after growing up in Mississippi, moved to Zion at the age of 17 and to Pleasant Prairie in 1992. He was employed by MacLean-Fogg Company in Mundelein and he enjoyed sports and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.

Services were held Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home in Zion, Ill., with Pastor Michael Futrell of Russell Community Church officiating. Burial will be Saturday, April 3, in Booneville. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Minister Tony Brown officiating.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rita; two children, Terri (James) Luedtke of Pleas

ant Prairie and Kenneth (Candie) Tober of Racine; grandchildren, Christine, David Jr., Raeanne, Ashley, Kayla, Sydney, Aaron, Kenneth Jr., Cameron and Jordan; one great-grandchild, Akilah; three sisters, Emma (Rois) Shook of Zion, Mary (Dale) Woodruff of Booneville and Shirley Chaney of Calhoun City; one brother, James (Shirley) Pendergraph of Vardaman; his mother-in-law, Mae VanNess; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Loil Wayne Pendergraph Jr., one granddaughter, Kristle Tober, one sister, Betty, his father and mother, James and Lola Mae (Nee Howell) Pendergraph and his father-in-law, Raymond Van Ness.

 

MRS. DEZZIA ANN PENNA

Mrs. Dezzia Ann Penna, 91, of 419 Harrison St., Truman, Ark., died Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Benard Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., following a brief illness.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11.a.m, at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Bobo officiating. Burial was in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Penna was the Widow of Walter Penna she was a member of Central Baptist Church in Truman, and a housewife.

She is  survived by son, Ludie Penna of Truman, Ark., two daughters Loree Lambert of Booneville, and Nova Lee Thacker of Corinth, 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren

McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement.

 

 

LUDIE PENNA

Trumann, Ark.   Ludie Muff Penna, 75, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 18, 1924, in Booneville, Miss., to Walter and Dazzle Johnson Penna who preceded him in death. He had lived in Trumann for the past 51 years, where he was a retired employee of the Singer Company and a member of Parkview Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with the Rev. Bill Maxwell officiating. Grave side services will be in at 2:30 p.m. today at Martin Hill Cemetery in Booneville with the Rev. Emmett McCracklin officiating. Thompson Funeral Home Inc. of Trumann is handling arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hare Panda of Trumann; four sons Ludie M. "Buddy" Penna Jr. of Jasper, James R. Penna of Bay Minette, Eddie C. "Chris" Fears of Trumann and William E. Foods, of Brandon, Miss.; two sisters, Nova Lee Thacker of Corinth, Miss., and Loree Lambert of Booneville; and seven grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by a brother

 

 

ROSIE C. PENNA

Rosie C. Penna, 80, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a lengthy illness.

Services were Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Tidwell officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Penna had lived previously in Huntsville, Ala., for 43 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Booneville and a retired saleslady with J. C. Penney in Huntsville.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, James Melvin Penna; one son, James W. Penna and his wife, Shirley, of Booneville; two brothers, Lee McCarter of Ozark, Ala., and Travis McCarter of Booneville; five grandchildren, James Earl Penna, Dwayne Penna, Judith Sewell, Brenda Penna and Elizabeth Ruth Penna; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Her nephews were pallbearers.

 

 

ALICE PENNINGTON

Alice Lorraine Pennington, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at her residence.

Services were Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bourbonnais, Ill. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Manteno, Ill.

Mrs. Pennington was a homemaker and the widow of Edward James Pennington. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bourbonnais, Ill.

She is survived by his daughter, Faith England of Booneville; one son, James B. Pennington of Grafton, Wis.; one sister, Annebelle Lucas of Bridgeview, Ill.; four grandchildren, James V. England Jr., Patricia Crowell, William S. England and Laura England; and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

JACK PENNINGTON

TISHOMINGO - Jack Pennington, 71, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a retired park ranger for the State of Mississippi after 13 years and a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Tishomingo Baptist Church with Dr. Edward Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Earl Pennington of Tishomingo; one daughter, Dorothy Hamilton, and her husband, Edward, of Jackson; two sons, Bobby L. Pennington and his wife, Marilyn, of Tishomingo, and Jack B. Pennington and his wife, Patricia, of Cullman, Ala.; three sisters, Rachel Thornton and Jane Rutherford, both of Southaven, and Audrey Hopkins of Tishomingo; one brother, Lon S. Pennington of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Lillian Bickerstaff Pennington, and a brother, Ralph Pennington.

Pallbearers will be Shane Pennington, Tim Rutherford, Donny Rutherford, Steve Thornton, Roger Thornton and Kyle Lovett.

Honorary pallbearers will The Larry Hill, Tulon Rushing, Marty Tumlin, Jimmy Dale Price, Bryan Moss, John White, Phillip Blunt and Keith Robinson.

Visitation will be at the church.

 

JESSIE RUTH PENNINGTON

GOLDEN - Jessie Ruth Pennington, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Daniel Nursing Home. She was born in Itawamba County to the late J.W. and Rinda Keeton Tharp. She had worked at Blue Bell and Lance Garment. He was a member of the Pineville Missionary Baptist Church and the Banner Homemaker's Club. She enjoyed playing the piano and doing arts and crafts. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Pennington, in April of 2003; two sisters and four brothers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Billy Nichols and Bro. J. c. Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Ridge and husband, Charles, of Golden, and Nita Carol Mills and husband, Ray, of Tupelo; one son, Geral Robinson and wife, Patricia, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister, Cora Foster and husband, Virgil, of Memphis; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Her grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

ROY E. PENNINGTON

GOLDEN - Roy E. Pennington, 79, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Tishomingo County. He was a logger for 45 years and an employee of Big Star in Red Bay, Ala. He was a member of the Highland Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with the Rev. Billy Nichols, the Rev. J.C. Blackburn and Bro. Jeremy Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Jessie Ruth Pennington of Golden; two sisters, Vera Dean Leatherwood of Paden and Maudie Weaks of Jackson, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Ridge and her husband, Charles, of Golden, and Nita Carol Mills and her husband, Ray, of Tupelo; one stepson, Geral Robinson and his wife, Patricia, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; 10 step grandchildren; 18 step great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be Jack Ozbirn, James Ridge, Joshua Ridge, Bickey Pennington, Tommy Pennington, Billy Mills and Kevin Ridge.

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

 

EDSEL H. PENNY

BALDWYN - Edsel H. Penny, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. He was a retired farmer and mechanic.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Kesler-Coggins Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Mike Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Billy Penny and wife, Ann, of Baldwyn; a sister, Orean Aldridge of Booneville; a brother, J.C. Penny of Florida; five grandchildren, Shane Roberts of Dover, Pa., Brian Roberts of Texas, Mathew Mayo of Wheeler, and Mark Mayo and Mitchell Mayo of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Penny, and a sister, Evelean Hathcock.

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

 

LORINE PENNY

BALDWYN -  Lorine Penny, 64, died Sunday, Feb 20, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Survivors include her husband, Edsel Penny; one son, Billy Penny, and his wife, Ann. of Booneville; one sister, Della Thomas of Booneville; two brothers, James Woodruff of Booneville and Joseph Woodruff of Baldwyn; two grandsons. Shane Roberts and Brian Roberts

She was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Emma Woodruff, and a sister, Weis Hopkins.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Mayo, Mark Mayo Shane Roberts, Brian Roberts. Mitchell Mayo. Ricky Knowles and Ian McVey,

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

GENEVIEVE PEOPLES

BOONEVILLE - Genevieve Peoples, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born March 14, 1923, to the late Jim and Lena Burress Peoples. She was a member of Wolf Creek M.B. Church. While living in Houston, Texas, she united with Jordan Grove M.B. Church. After returning to Mississippi, she reunited with Wolf Creek. She was a very active church member and was loved by all who knew her.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Creek M.B. Church with the Rev. L.A. Springfield officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Peoples and Hattie Thompson, both of Booneville; a special cousin, Etherline Bell of Booneville; two sisters-in-law, Martha Gaines of Houston, Texas, and Bobbie Nell Peoples of Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; special family of Houston, Texas, Herman and Elaine Proler, Phillipp Solomon and Terry Solomon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Mary Smallwood, Christine Partlow, Minnus Peoples and Bessie Mae Peoples; and three brothers, William Peoples, Thomas Peoples and Bill Ragins.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

 

KENNETH R. PEOPLES

Kenneth R. Peoples, 53, of the Kirkville/Ozark community, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness.

Services were Wednesday, March 28 at 2 p.m. at Ozark Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Adams and Bro. Dempsey Roland officiating. Burial was in Center Star Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was employed by Stone Container for 20 years and was a member of Ozark Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sandra Peoples of the Kirkville community; two daughters, LaSonya Peoples of the Kirkville community and Kendra Hendrick and her husband, Thomas, of Mantachie; grandchildren, Tori Hendrick, Kalee Hendrick and Katlyn Hendrick of Mantachie; his mother-in-law, Pauline Reynolds of Mantachie; five sisters, Vernie Blaylock of Mantachie, Marie Guin of Marietta, Bertha Wilson of Mantachie, Hilma Ann Gum of Marietta and Wilma Warren of Fulton; brothers, Bill Peoples of Fulton and Woody Peoples.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Jettie Peoples; a sister, Mary Mink; and brothers, Glayee and Roland Peoples.

Pallbearers were Mark Spradling, Wayne Blaylock, Chad Gum, Mike Williams, Barry Peoples and Dennis Peoples. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of Stone Container.

 

WILL PEOPLES

BOONEVILLE - William Alfred "Will" Peoples, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at his home. He was born in Prentiss County

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wolf Creek M.B. Church with the Rev. L.A. Springfield officiating. Burial will be in the Wolf Creek Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Nell Peoples of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Ruby Peoples and Geneva Peoples, both of Booneville; two nieces, Martha Burton and her husband, Guy, of Toledo, Ohio, and Barbara Anderson and her husband, Daniel, of Houston, Texas; three nephews, Chris Smallwood of Baldwyn, Donnie Spotsville of Houston, Texas, and Kenny Robertson of Austin, Texas; two grandsons, Adrian Gwyn and his wife, Colisaioa, and Antonio Gwyn and his wife, LaShundra, all of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Martha Gaines of Houston, Texas; three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Reginald "Reggie" Brown, William Thomas Peoples and William L. Peoples; four sisters, Mary Smallwood, Christine Partlow, Minnus Peoples and Bessie Mae Peoples.

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

 

WILLIE MAE PERKINS

IUKA - Willie Mae Perkins, 90, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Iuka Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Bro. Lee Perkins will officiate, and Bro. Tim West will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Raymond Perkins and wife, Linda, of Southaven, and Dr. Jim Perkins and wife, Kay, of Iuka; a daughter, Linda Sue Perkins of Corinth; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.E. Shults and Ella Patton Shults; her husband, Roy Ramond Perkins; and five brothers, Fred Shults, Thomas Shults, J.W. Shults, Bert Shults and Cecil Shults.

Pallbearers will be Teddy Davis, Josh Headrick, Kevin Maxcy, Steven Perkins, Randy Maness and Cody Perkins.

Bobby Franks is an honorary pallbearer.

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

 

HUGH PERRIGO

BOONEVILLE ‑ William Hughes (Hugh) Perrigo, 47, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at the Veterans Admin­istration Medical Center in Memphis after a long illness. He was a resident of the Pisgah community and a mem­ber, of Pisgah Methodist Church. He was part owner of H or H Perrigo Fer­tilizer Co. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1968­-1970.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Millender and the Rev. Milton Koon officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Ginger Farris and Kristi Slack; both of Booneville; his mother, Christine Hughes Perrigo of Pisgah; two sis­ters, Paulette Sims of Jumpertown and Anita Gardner of. Pisgah; three brothers, Jacky Perrigo and Rocky Perrigo, both of Pisgah, and Don Per­rigo of Jumpertown; his grandmother, Mary Tine Lancaster Perrigo of Pisgah; two grandchildren, Josh and Casey Farris; nine nieces and nephews, Mikel, Tawanna, Kyle, Justin, Coy, Shawn, Samantha, Brock and Abbie; one great‑niece; Kalee.

            He was preceded in death by his father, William Herschel Perrigo; his grandfathers, William Elgie Perrigo and John Thomas Hughes; and his grandmother, Lydia Lauderdale Hughes.

 

JODIE LEE PERRIGO

Jodie Lee Perrigo, 74, a resident of Hwy. 64 East, Somerville, Tenn., died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999.

Services were Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. at Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with the Rev. Kenneth Culver, Baptist minister of Somerville, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery in District 15 of Fayette County.

Mr. Perrigo was born June 10, 1925, in Ripley, Miss. He moved at an early age to Fayette County where he attended schools in District 15. He had resided for most of his life in the Somerville area and was a Baptist. He was a farmer throughout his life before his retirement and was known for his love of children including his many nieces and nephews.

He is survived by seven sisters, Claraline Mitchell of Booneville, Pauline Conner, Betty Cannon, Mable Bishop, Sarah Cannon, Mary Johnson, Martha Ann Cannon, all of Somerville; two brothers, Bobby Thompson of Burnsville and Toby Thompson of Booneville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

MARY PERRIGO

BOONEVILLE - Mary Tine Lancaster Perrigo, 91, died Tuesday Feb. 29, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after along illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Millender officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Joy Osborn of Pisgah two daughters-in law, Melba Perrigo of Booneville and Christine Perrigo of Pisgah; one brother, Clayton Lancaster of Rienzi; nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elgie Perrigo; two sons, Herschel Perrigo and Bobby Perrigo; and a grandson, Hugh Perrigo.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Osborn, Jacky Perrigo, Don Perrigo, Rocky Perrigo, Bud Sims and Jimmy Dale Green.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

BERTHA PERRY

RIENZI - Bertha Mae Palmer Rinehart Perry, 89, died Thursday, Feb, 10, 2000, at Corinth Health and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church

Services will be at noon today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder Gene Brimingham officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Lorrain Childs and her husband, Grover, of Picayune and Sarah Allen and her husband, Tommy, of Corinth; four sons. George Rinehart and his wife, Stella, James Perry and his wife, Linda, and Ricky Perry and his wife, Jamie, all of Rienzi, and David Parry of Ellisville; me brothers, Frank Palmer of Booneville and Warner Palmer and his wife, Katherine, of Rienzi; eight grandsons, Wayne Childs and his wife. Carol, Danny Childs and his wife, Cindy, Charlie Rinehart and his wife. Ronda, Jeff Allen and his wile, Bea. Phillip Rinehart and his wife, Rhonda, Scott Rinehart and his wife, Kasie, Andy Parry and his wife, Marsha and Matt Rinehart; six granddaughters, Barbara McDaniel and her husband, Don, Becky Fugitt and her husband, Brad, Tammy Yaw and her husband. Stan, Penny McDonald and her husband, Terry, Joan Cooper and her husband, Hal, and Melanie Rinehart, 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Rinehart: her second husband, Frank Parry; her parents, George and Sally Palmer; one son, Ruble Rinehart; two daughters in law, Ella Rinehart and Nancy Parry; one sister, Alma Weatherbee, and three brother, Guy, Ted and Ray Palmer.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will last until service time today.

 

 

HELEN PERRY

BOONEVILLE - Helen Edge Perry, 88, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 9, 1914, in Alcorn County to the late John W. and Mary Jobe Edge. She was a member o the First United Methodist Church it Booneville, the D. T. Beal Chapter of the UDC, the Natchez Trace Chapter of the DAR, the National Society of Magna Charta Dames and the Booneville Woman's Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Hankins, Elder Elwyn McCutcheon and Bro. C. D. Edge officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include three sons, Earl Marion Perry II and his wife, Sue, of Rockledge, Fla., John H. Perry and his wife, Johnnie, of Rienzi. and Stanley Lewis Perry and his wife, Debra, of Booneville; five grandchildren, Earl Mary ion Perry III and his wife, Elizabeth, Mary Susanne Perry, John William Perry, Jason Perry, and Ashley Perry Duckworth and her husband, Tony; three great grandchildren, Zachary, Caleb and Seth Perry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Levels Earl Perry, and her twin brother, Hill Edge.

Pallbearers will be Earl M. Perry III, Jason Perry, Bob Scully, Sean Keohn, Kevin Belue, Ban Taylor Smith, John W. Perry and Anthony Duckworth.

Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and residents of the Baldwyn Nursing Facility.

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

 

MARTHA PERRY

IUKA - Martha May Perry, 57, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Kenneth White officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Cosby and husband, Larry, of Cherokee, Ala.; a brother, Gene Roach and wife, Shonda, of Cherokee, Ala.; three grandchildren, Michael Cosby, Brandy Cosby and Magail Noyola.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vester and Martha Roach.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

T.J. PESCHKE JR.

BALDWYN - Ted Alan "T.J." Peschke Jr., 22, formerly of Topeka, Kan., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, in Prentiss County as the result of an automobile accident. He was born Dec. 16, 1982, in Topeka, Kan., to Theodor Alan Peschke and Renee Lynn Peschke. He was a Lutheran and a machine operator at FMC in Saltillo. He enjoyed the outdoors, playing video games and spending time with his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cori Tollison officiating. Burial will follow at the Shannon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sadie Peschke; his mother, Renee Peschke of Baldwyn; his father, Theodor Peschke and wife, Cheryle, of Wisconsin; his grandparents, Pat and Gerald Peschke of Wisconsin, and Dale Weaver of Nebraska; a sister, Tasha Peschke of Wisconsin; four uncles, seven aunts, and a special nephew/cousin; one stepbrother and two stepsisters, all of Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Juddith Dodder, and a sister, April Peschke.

Pallbearers will be Edwin Weaver, Chris Spillman, David Hester, Joey Martin, Jimmy Penry, Terry Edwards and Tony Gerke.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bryon Weaver and "Lil" David Gray.

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

 

FRANCES PETERS

CORINTH - Frances Louise Peters, 80, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. She was a retired waitress and a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman-Family Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Ron Medlock and Bro. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Alcorn County.

Survivors include a brother, Herman McDuffy of Corinth; several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Peters; her parents, Jess and Verna Robinson McDuffy; and her twin brother, Homer J. McDuffy.

Pallbearers will be Larry Thrasher, Harold Wilbanks, Anthony Bray, Gary Sellers, Donnie Hardin and Charles Bray.

 

J. C. PETERS

SEBRING, Fla. - J. C. Peters, 79, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Sebring, Fla. A native of Tishomingo County, he was an employee of Sears and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sebring, Fla. He was an avid gardener.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Daniel Peters of Hollywood, Fla.; two sons, Gary Peters of Boca Raton, Fla., and Michael Peters of Hollywood, Fla.; four sisters, Vennie Sue Jenkins of Greenwood, Jeanette Ferguson of Greenville, Billy Faye Bean of Clearwater, Fla., and Betty Jean Hammond of Pensacola, Fla.; three brothers, Terry Peters of Greenville, Charles Peters of Amite, La., and Bobby Peters of Norwood, Mo.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Edna Peters; two sisters, Lurine Peters Story and Willie Pearl Clark; and two brothers, Marian Lee Peters and Harold Peters.

Pallbearers will be Joe Clark, Steve Clark, David Jenkins, Jim Byram, George Gresham Jr. and Bob Wimbish.

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

 

LEROY PETERS

GLEN - Leroy Peters, 79, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at The Med in Memphis. He was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Alcorn County to William C. and Pearl Thomas Peters.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Brigman Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Briggs King, Mike Evans and Shane Casabella officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five sons, Danny Peters and wife, Dorothy, of Corinth, and Eugene Peters and wife, Joan, Maury Peters and wife, Linda, Jerry Peters and wife, Dorothy, and Dewayne Peters, all of Glen; two daughters, Debbie Peters Old of Iuka and Beverly Peters Old of Pickwick, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nelda J. Peters, on Nov. 28, 1998; and his parents.

Pallbearers will be Todd Peters, Kelvin Peters, Tyler Peters, Brent Peters, Timmy Tull and Justin Lindsey.

Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday at the church.

 

MAURY RAY PETERS

GLEN - Maury Ray Peters, 46, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born March 21, 1958, in Alcorn County to the late Leroy and Nelda Spencer Peters. He was a self-employed construction worker. He was a Mason and a member of the Brigman Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Briggs King officiating. Burial will be in the Brigman Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Linda Kennedy Peters of Glen; one son, Todd Peters of Glen; four brothers, Danny Peters and wife, Dorothy, of Corinth, Eugene Peters and wife, Joan, Jerry Peters and wife, Dorothy, and Dewayne, Peters, all of Glen; two daughters, Debbie Peters Old of Iuka and Beverly Peters Old and husband, Tom, of Pickwick, Tenn.; his father- and mother-in-law, Harold and Mary Kennedy of Booneville; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and Nelda Peters.

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

 

TOMMY G. PETERS

CORINTH - Tommy G. Peters, 62, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was an employee of Quartet in Booneville and a former employee of the Dana Corp., where he worked for 32 years. He was a member of the Tishomingo Baptist Church and the Army National Guard.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lynn Prather and the Rev. John Gifford officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Jones Peters of Corinth; a son, Timothy D. Peters and wife, Renea, of Corinth; a daughter, Jennifer Leann Freeman and husband, Jody, of Corinth; a brother, Jimmy Peters of Corinth; two sisters, Carolyn Null and husband, Donald Ray, of Corinth, and Lucy Hathcock of Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren, Tiffany Peters, Brittany Peters, Whitney Peters, Trevin Humbers and Zachary Freeman; two stepgrandchildren, Michael Whiteaker and Billy Whiteaker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elsie Peters; and four brothers, H.D. Peters, Leon Peters, Sylvester Peters and Robert Lee Peters.

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

 

CLIFFORD G. PETERSON

IUKA - Clifford G. Peterson, 84, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Army and a World War II veteran. He was also retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority. A Minnesota native, he was a member of the Johanna Lutheran Church in Brooten, Minn. He enjoyed traveling.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Tony Pounders and the Rev. Wayne Napier officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce G. Peterson of Iuka; one son, Gary Peterson and his wife, Shirley, of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Merle Peterson of Glenwood, Minn.; two grandchildren, Sean Peterson and his wife, Jenene, of Lenoir City, Tenn., and Eric Peterson and his wife, Rachel, of Knoxville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claudius and Gina Peterson; his brother, Clarence Peterson; and a daughter, Rita Peterson.

Pallbearers will be Dean Pearce, Stan Pearce, Sean Peterson, Eric Peterson, Robbie Grisham and Charles Emmons.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

 

JOYCE V. PETTERS

COLUMBUS - Joyce V. Petters, 70, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was born May 7, 1933, in Kossuth to the late Gilbert and Ester Shields Essary. She was a garment plant supervisor at McCoy Manufacturing and a member of the Church of Christ. She also kept children in her home. She enjoyed gardening, yardwork and flowers. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus with Bro. Mickel Dykes and Bro. Clarence Roberts fficiating. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery in Columbus.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Cosby and husband, Bobby, and Sharon Leighton and husband, Mark, all of Columbus, and Connie Dover and husband, Phil, of Biloxi; two sons, Darrell Petters and wife, Barbara "Bobi," of Aberdeen and Gregory Petters of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Loverne Hathcock and husband, Jessie, of Brownsville, Tenn.; a brother, Adrown Essary and wife, Diann, of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Vince Essary, Howard Essary and Garvin Essary.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lobb, Lance Szakel, Daniel Petters, Mark Leighton, Mike Wood and Phil Dover.

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

 

 

KIRK PETTIGREW

CORINTH - Kirk Alan Pettigrew, 42, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, in Corinth. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. He was an accomplished cook, flower garden specialist and master painter. He enjoyed spending time with his boys, playing basketball, hunting, fishing and riding three-wheelers. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Thelbert Hill, the Rev. Warren Jones and the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Pamela Jane Tapp Pettigrew of Corinth; two sons, Matthew Kirk Pettigrew and Josey Alan Pettigrew, both of Corinth; his mother, June Pettigrew Wall and husband, Randall, of Corinth; his father, Charles Edward Pettigrew and wife, Donna, of Corinth; two brothers, Dannie Keith Pettigrew and wife, Renah, of Tampa, Fla., and Timothy Mark Pettigrew and wife, Michelle, of Booneville; his grandmother, Vera Weeks of Corinth; his nephews, John Pettigrew, Ben Pettigrew, Trevor Pettigrew, William Tapp and Justin Franks; his nieces, Darby Pettigrew, Meghan Pettigrew and Christy Franks Becht; his father-in-law, James Tapp of Corinth; his mother-in-law, Janie Tapp of Corinth; a brother-in-law, James David Tapp and wife, Rosa, of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Judy Franks and husband, Kenny, of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, James David Tapp Jr.; and his grandparents, Charles W. Weeks, and O. C. and Mildred Pettigrew.

Pallbearers will be Tim Young, Ricky Fields, David Tapp, Gary Caviness, David Green, Dwight Wilson and Tim Sutton.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kirk Alan Pettigrew Memorial Fund at Commerce National Bank.

 

ELIZA ESTORIA PETTY

BOONEVILLE - Eliza Estoria Petty, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at her home after a brief illness. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Tidwell and Bro. Marry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Hodges Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Candace Powell of Lufkin, Texas, Sherrie Roberts of Boston, Mass., Estoria Powell of Austin, Texas, T. J. Moore of Montgomery, Ala., and Eunice Smith of Copperas Cove, Texas; a son, Ronny Powell of Falmouth, Va.; two sisters, Lexie Smith of Booneville and Eunice Hewlett of Harrison, Ark.; six grandchildren; the father of her children, Theron Powell of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a niece, Verda Smith of Harrison, Ark.; a nephew, Clinton Jack Smith of Booneville.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

IRENE PETTY

Irene Petty, 86, of Booneville, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

She was a member of the East Booneville Pentecostal Church and a retired factory worker.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Mize and her husband, Clifton, of Booneville; one sister, Winnie Blurton and her husband, Bob, of Memphis; two brothers, Ewing Rosson and his wife, Betty, of Bells, Tenn., and Billy Rosson and his wife, Viola, of Calhoun, Ga.; four grandchildren, Sharron Mize, Craig Mize and his wife, Pennie, Teresa Petty and Ricky Petty; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Petty.

 

MARY RUTH PETTY

CORINTH - Mary Ruth Petty, 59, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Isbell and Bro. Charles L. Mays officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Prentiss County.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Petty of Corinth; two sisters, Clara Rose Pepper of Germantown, Tenn., and Carolyn Hawkins of Baton Rouge, La.; two brothers, Edward Johnson Mays Jr. of Houston and Charles Louis Mays of Little Rock, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Mays; and her mother, Daisy Walker.

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

 

IRENE PETTY

BOONEVILLE - Irene Petty, 86, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the East Booneville Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Bro. Jeff Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Mize and husband, Clifton, of Booneville; a sister, Winnie Blurton and husband, Bob, of Memphis; two brothers, Ewing Rosson and wife, Betty, of Bells, Tenn., and Billy Rosson and wife, Viola, of Calhoun, Ga.; four grandchildren, Sharron Mize, Craig Mize and wife, Pennie, Teresa Petty and Ricky Petty; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Petty.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

MARY RUTH PETTY

CORINTH - Mary Ruth Petty, 59, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Isbell and Bro. Charles L. Mays officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Prentiss County.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Petty of Corinth; two sisters, Clara Rose Pepper of Germantown, Tenn., and Carolyn Hawkins of Baton Rouge, La.; two brothers, Edward Johnson Mays Jr. of Houston and Charles Louis Mays of Little Rock, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Mays; and her mother, Daisy Walker.

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

 

ESTELLE T. PHARR

BOONEVILLE - Estelle T. Pharr, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a long illness She was a homemaker, a retired employee of Prentiss Manufacturing Company and a member of New Bethel Church of Christ. She enjoyed quilting and gospel singing.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jim Gross and Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Johnnie Parry and her husband, John, of Rienzi, and Martha Shields and her husband, Jesse, of Booneville; two sons, George Pharr and his wife, Brenda, of New Site, and Jerry Pharr of Booneville; two sisters, Mettle Franks of Corinth and Ruby Pounds of Stantonville, Ind.; two brothers, Marlis Thornton and his wife, Quay, of New Site, and P. D. Thornton and his wife, Nellie, of Booneville; nine grandchildren, John W. Parry, Jason Parry. Ashley Parry Duckworth and her husband, Tony, Mitzi Cox and her husband, Tracy, Nathan Pharr, Amy Claunch and her husband, Kenny, Jeremy Pharr, Jessica Shields Sheets and her husband, Dave, and Holly Shields; four great grandchildren, Lindsey and Levi Cox, and Trevor and Ethan Claunch.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Pharr; her parents, Noonan and Belle Thornton; a sister, Alvia Hall; and three brothers, Lester, N. A. and Buster Thornton.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

DOUG PHARR JR.

BOONEVILLE - Dwight Douglas "Doug" Pharr Jr., 24, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in an automobile accident near Baldwyn, along with his grandmother, Helen Jones. He was born Oct. 3, 1975, in Tupelo to Dwight Douglas Pharr Sr. and Cindy Carol Jones Pharr. He was a computer operator and a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. He enjoyed computer games, movies, reading and card games.

Joint services for Mr. Pharr and his grandmother 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 the Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, a brother, Jonathan D. Pi and his wife, Kim, of Oxford; a sister, Michelle P. Beaver, and her husband, Clay, of Jackson; his grandfathers. G T. Pharr and Kermit V. Jones Jr., both of Booneville; an adopted sister, Trenika Mitchell of juke

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.

 

 

DUSTIN SMITH PHARR

DENNIS - Dustin Smith Pharr, 15, died Thursday, July 22, 2004 on Highway 247 in Franklin County, Ala. He was born Oct. 25, 1988, in Alabama and enjoyed hunting, fishing and water sports. He was a student at Belmont High School and a member of Liberty Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myra Pharr.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Liberty Church of Christ with Mr. Fred House and Mr. Greg Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Belmont Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his father, Danny Pharr of Dennis; one sister, Lindsey Lee Ann Pharr of Dennis; his grandparents, Hubert and Marilyn Pharr and James and Eva Garner; his great-grandfather, Joe Wassmann; his aunts and uncles, Sylvia and Doug Liles, Pat and Ron Deaton, Donna and Charles Geno and Michelle Garner.

Pallbearers will be Quint Sartain, Drew Horn, Adam McGee, Nathan Bostick, Grant Boyd and John McGee.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday and will continue until service time on Sunday at the church.

 

G. T. PHARR

George T. "G. T." Pharr Jr. 81, of Booneville, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Tuesday, Jan. 30, at I p.m. at the Booneville Church of Christ with Ministers J. A. Thornton and Lance Foster officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Dec. 1, 1919, in New Site, the son of George T. "Tom" Pharr Sr. and Mary Belle Moreland Pharr. He was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. He was a retired U. S. Army Major, having served in World War 11 and the Korean War. Following his retirement from the military in 1965, he worked for the City of Booneville as Superintendent of Utilities and he owned Pharr's Sporting Goods. He had been a Church of Christ minister since the 1950s, serving as a minister at several small congregations in Prentiss County from the mid 1960 until the mid 1980s. He was a past member of the Lions Club and Rotary Club and he was an avid fishermen.

He was preceded in death in 1997 by his wife of 52 years, Nellie Scott Pharr; a daughter, Ava Corrine Pharr; and two grandchildren, Marianne Hodges and Doug Pharr.

He is survived by two sons, George Thomas Pharr III and his wife, Patti, of Tupelo, and Dwight Pharr and his wife, Cindy. of Iuka; two daughters, Ann Young of Booneville and Amy Lauderdale of Oxford; a brother, Stanley Milton Pharr and his wife, Benuce, of Nashville; a sister, Corrinne Pharr Taylor of Brandon; nine grandchildren, LeeAnn Cook and her husband, Robert, Thomas Young and Jimmy Harold Young Jr., all of Booneville, Lisa-Karen Young of Senatobia, Paige Yount and her husband, Kevin, of Atlanta, George Thomas "Tommy" Pharr IV of Tupelo. Michelle Beaver and her husband, Clay, of Jackson, Tenn., Jonathan Pharr and his wife, Kim, of Oxford, and Sean Lauderdale and his wife, Rebecca, of Jackson, Miss.; four great-grandchildren, Meagan, Chris and Luke Cook of Booneville and Arik Yount of Atlanta; two sisters-in-law, Sweet LaBorde and Odell Scott; and a brother-in-law, Leon Scott, all of Winnsboro, La.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Harold Young Jr., Robert Cook, Jerry Wallace, Eckward Moreland, Royce Bryan and Calvin Barber. Honorary pallbearers were Sean Lauderdale, Jonathan Pharr, Thomas Young and Tommy Pharr.

Memorials may he made to die Doug Pharr Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Iuka Church of Christ. Hwy. 25 South, Iuka, MS 39852.

 

JAMES PHARR

DENNIS – James Holland Pharr, 89, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born April 17, 1915, to Jim and Lucy Jane Pharr. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Marine Division during World War II. He was a faithful member of the Pearly Gates Church of God of Prophecy and attended the Tishomingo Senior Citizen Center. He was a machine operator for American Motors.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Chapel Hill Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Billy West officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Edwin Pharr and wife, Martha, of Tremont; a sister, Lula Tanner of Belmont; two brothers, Samuel Pharr of Tennessee and Ezekial Pharr of Virginia; three grandsons, Rodney Pharr and wife, Ponda, of Tremont, Malcolm Pharr and wife, Sherry, of Shottsville, Ala., and Phillip Pharr and wife, Galen, of Fairview; five great-grandchildren, Leah Pharr, Taylor Pharr, Jacob Pharr, Olivia Pharr and Ellie Grace Pharr; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; a grandson, Richard Pharr; a brother, Howard Pharr; and two sisters, Violet Fuller and Erma Ivy.

Visitation will be at Chapel Hill Church of God of Prophecy from 6 p.m. today to service time Friday.

 

DR. MAX L. PHARR

Max L. Pharr, M. D., 80, of Jackson, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

Services were Friday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of First Baptist Church of Jackson. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Pharr was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Marietta, and was a longtime resident of Jackson. He graduated from Booneville High School and attended Freed-Hardeman College. A veteran of World War II, he served four years in the U. S. Navy as a pharmacist mate. He graduated from Mississippi College in 1948 with the bachelor of science degree. He then earned a medical certificate from the University of Mississippi Medical School at Oxford and in 1954 was awarded the M. D. degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He did his internship at Mississippi Baptist Hospital.

In 1955 he entered family practice.

Dr. Pharr was both the son and father of a physician. His dad, Dr. S. L. Pharr graduated from what is now the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 1911 and was still in practice at the time of his death at age 90, and his son, Dr. Richard W. Pharr graduated from UMC in 1976 and is an ophthalmologist in Brandon.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Betty Jane Watson Pharr; and his sister, Juanita Pounds.

He is survived by a son, Richard Warren Pharr of Brandon; daughters, Margaret Jane Pharr of Clinton and Patricia Pharr Marsh and her husband, David, of Jackson; nieces, Sue Pounds Glenn of Booneville and Linda Carol Watson of Jackson; four grandchildren, Monica Pharr Nettles, Anna Katherine Marsh, Lindsey Austin Pharr and Max David Marsh; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Bergland, Jim Crawford, Gene Cryder, Clinton Lowe, Fred Mann, Paul Nielson, S. H. McDonnieal and William Waller.

Memorials may be sent to Baptist Homes Inc. c/o Mississippi Baptist Foundation, P. O. Box 530, Jackson, MS 39205-0530; Goodwill Industries Education Center, 104 E. State St., Ridgeland, MS 39157 or to First Baptist Church of Jackson.

 

MILDRED PHARR

BOONEVILLE - Mildred Pharr, 90, of Booneville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at her home after a brief illness. She was retired from Prentiss Mfg. Company and was a member of the Crestwood Baptist Church. She loved to cook and garden.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the Old Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include three god-daughters, Ellen Pate of Cincinnati, Ohio and Debra Bishop and Becky Barnes, both of Booneville; three brothers, Archie Coggins of Saltillo, Bill Coggins of Arkansas and Lester Coggins of Guntown; 13 nieces and 10 nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.P. Pharr; two sisters, Carmen Bryson and Mavis Stanford; and four brothers, Ralph, Miles, bud and Major Coggins.

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

 

NELLIE PHARR

BOONEVILLE - Nellie Scott Pharr, 75, died Friday, Dec. 5, 1999 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a first lieutenant-a in the U. S. Army Nursing Corps and served in Leyte, Philippines, and New Guinea during World War II. She served as a director of nursing at the Booneville Hospital during the 1950th. In the 1960s and 1970s she served as the director of nursing at the Aletha Lodge Nursing Home and the night supervisor at the Northeast Mississippi Hospital in Booneville. She was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ and a retired nurse, serving for many years at the Booneville Hospital and the Aletha Lodge. She was the daughter of the; late John and Lowrey Scott. She enjoyed doing special things for her family and grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J. A. Thornton officiating, and Minister Doug Greenway and Minister Calvin Barber assisting! Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, G. T. Pharr Jr. of Booneville; and two daughters, Ann Young of Booneville and Amy Lauderdale of ' Oxford; two sons, Dwight Pharr and, his wife, Cindy, of Iuka, and George Pharr and his wife, Patti, of Tupelo; two sisters, Sweet LaBorde and;M Rachel LaBorde, both of Winnsbordr;"s La.; two brothers, Leon Scott and Ray Scott, both of Winnsboro, La.; her grandchildren, LeeAnn Cook, Robet J Cook, Tommy Pharr, Jimmy Harold,, Young Jr., Doug Pharr, Sean Lauderdale, Michelle Pharr, Lisa Karer M Young, Thomas Young, Jonathan Pharr and Paige Sanderson; the great-grandchildren, Meagan Cook, Mercy Cook, Chris Cook and Erick Young.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ava Corrine Pharr; one; granddaughter, Marianne Hodge.

Pallbearers will be Dr: Leonard; Pratt, Jimmy Harold Young Jr., Doug Pharr, Sean Lauderdale, Jonathan; Pharr and Robert Cook.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Pharr and Thomas Young.

Miss Ollie Pharr, of Marietta, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1992, at Longwood Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with H. L. Pharr and Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Miss Pharr was a retired school teacher, having taught first grade at Marietta for 38 years. She was a member of Marietta Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sisters, Miss Victoria Pharr of Marietta, Raye Evelyn Johnston of Arlington, Texas and Imagene Willoughby of Jackson, Miss.

 

PAUL JACK PHARR SR.

Paul Jack Pharr Sr., 75, of East Camden, Ark., formerly of Prentiss County, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the Ouachita County Medical Center.

He was- a former member of the Ouachita Quorum Court. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Belle Woodard and William Pekendric Pharr Sr.; three brothers and one sister.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. at Proctor Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles-Simpson officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Fordyce.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Kee Pharr of East Camden; sons, Jack Pharr Jr. of Camden, daughter, Debbie Pharr of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; a sister, Magdalene Clement of Fordyce; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

 

 

MISS OLLIE PHARR

Miss Ollie Pharr, of Marietta, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1992, at Longwood Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with H.L. Pharr and Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Miss Pharr was a retired school teacher, having taught first grade at Marietta for 38 years. She was a member of Marietta Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sisters, Miss Victoria Pharr of Marietta, Raye Evelyn Johnston of Arlington, Texas and Imagene Willoughby of Jackson, Miss.

 

SHARLENE PHARR

GORDON, Ark. - Sharlene Pharr, 59, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Oak Park, Ill. She was a former resident of Tishomingo. She was a factory worker for 35 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, John Pharr of Iuka; two daughters, Regina Watts and special friend, James Holliman, of Arkansas, and Melanie Brawley and husband, Daniel, of Tishomingo; a son, Johnny Pharr and wife, Charlotte, of Tishomingo; six grandchildren, Scott Cargine, Gary Watts and special friend, Brandy Bailey, Johnnie Pharr, James Watts, Christopher Holliman and Chase Holliman.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be James Holliman, Gary Watts, James Watts, Gary Burch and Tim Wilson.

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

 

SHARON KAY PHARR

GOLDEN - Sharon Kay Pharr, 50, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was employed by Golden Manufacturing and was preceded in death by her mother, Yvonne Wilson.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Marion Waddle officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, of 30 years, Dean Pharr of Golden; two sons, Chris Pharr and Casey Pharr, both of Golden; her father, Billy Wilson of Booneville; her father-and mother-in-law, Herbert and Laverne Pharr of Golden; two sisters, Karen Simmons of Paden and Tammy Timmons of golden; one brother, Mark Wilson of Tishomingo.

Pallbearers will be Casey Pharr, Mark Wilson and Donald Timmons.

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

 

TOM PHARR SR.

BOONEVILLE -Toy Monroe Pharr Sr., 90, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Harden Home Nursing Home in Savannah, Tenn., after a long illness. He was born June 26, 1910, in Belmont to John Monroe Pharr and Florence Elizabeth Botts Pharr. He was a lifelong sawmiller and farmer, and a member of Zion Rest Church of Christ He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brown and Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Jerry and Melba Pharr of Savannah, Tenn.; a sister. Bessie Floyd of Booneville; two daughters in law, Juanell Pharr and Ann Pharr, both of Marietta 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren

He was preceded in death by three sons, Billy Ralph Pharr, Hollis Haynes Pharr and Toy M. Pharr Jr.

Pallbearers will be Tony Pharr, Toy Pharr III. Corey Pharr Andy Pharr, Jerry Break and 7J. Pharr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Kent Pharr and John Dale Eric,

Visitation will continue at the funeral home until service time today

 

 

VICTORIA PHARR

MARIETTA - Victoria Pharr, 95, died Friday, Jan. 7, 1994, at Longwood Manor Nursing Home in Booneville after a long illness. She taught school in Prentiss County for many years. She owned and operated Victoria Pharr Grocery Store for 47 years. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Jim Archer and the Rev. H. L. Pharr officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Raye Evelyn Johnson of Arlington, Texas, and Imagene Willoughby of Jackson.

 

 

 

 

MARY PHELPS

BOONEVILLE - Mary Frances "Leon" Blackard Phelps, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at the Iuka Hospital. She was born Jan. 3, 1914, in Iuka, the late Tishie Blackard McMahan and William D. Blackard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Phelps of Booneville. She was a longtime member and strove supporter of the Layman's Home Missionary Movement, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Old Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include three children, Nina Sims Newman and her husband, Ray, of Dallas, Texas, Lewis Stephen Sims and his wife, Larraine, of Iuka, and David Leon Sims and his wife, Bobbie, of Charlotte, N. C.; one sister, Marie Bonds of Kossuth; her grandchildren, Toby Newman and his wife, Rose, and Kathy Newman all of Dallas, Texas, Shawn Sims and his wife, Monique, of Lawrenceburg Tenn., T. J. Sims of Iuka , and Laura, Lesions and Leslie Sims of Charlotte, N. C.; two great grandchildren, Lawn Marie Sims and Timothy Sims of Lawrenceburg , Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Sims Wilson.

 

TROY DAVID PHELPS

Troy David Phelps, 77, of Corinth, died Tuesday, February 8, 2000 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. A resident of Corinth for 56 years, he loved his family and friends and enjoyed working on antique clocks and playing the banjo.  Mr. Phelps was preceded in death by his father, Ira Benjamin Phelps; his mother, Mary Jane White Phelps; brother, Homer Frank Phelps and sister Velma Davis.

Mr. Phelps is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frances Sanders Phelps of Corinth; two daughters, Lynda Rhinehart and husband Charles of Corinth, Peggy Pardue and husband Greg of Little Rock, AR; three grandchildren, Tina Moss and husband Keven of Corinth, Ms, Randy Rinehart and Michelle Rinehart, both of Memphis, Tn. and one great Grandchild, Weston Moss of Corinth, Ms

Visitation will be 5 - 9 p.m., Wednesday, February 9, 2000 and from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2000 at the Magnolia Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Howel and Rev. Bobby Elliot officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Pallbearers, Eanest Durbin, Don Casey, Wayne Odle, Ronnie Brand, Bill Sanders, Sam Sanders, Jerry Sanders, Gene Davis and Edward Nelms.

 

WILLIAM PEKHENDRIC PHARR

William Pekhendric Pharr, 66, of route 7, Booneville, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1985,  at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Gooch officiating. Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery. Mr. Pharr was a veteran of World War Ii where he served in the Navy and

Air Force. He, was retired from the Armed Services and from the Civil Service. He was a Master Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Pharr; a son, Billy Don Pharr of Severn, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Magdalene Clement of Fordyce, Ark.; two brothers, Paul Jack Pharr of East Camden, Ark., and James C. Pharr of Vernoa, Miss.; two grandchildren.

 

DOSHIE PHIFER

IUKA - Doshie Phifer, 80, died Tuesday Aug 4, 1988, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Howell officiating. Burial will be the Forked Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Mavous Phifer of Tishomingo and Melvin Phifer of Clinton; two brothers, C. E. Parsons and Jack Parsons of Southaven; one granddaughter.

 

GRACE KENT PHIFER

Grace Kent Phifer passed away on April 22, 2001, after a lengthy and gallant battle against Alzheimer's Disease. "Miss Grace," as she was affectionately known by her students and friends, was born Grace Gertrude Kent to Robert and Ada Caroline Kent on January 29, 1915, in Iuka.

After graduating from luka High School in 1934, she began her teaching career at Eastport School. While she taught at Eastport, Martin School, and later as Principal at the Pleasant Hill School, she continued her formal education by enrolling in extension courses and summer school at Blue Mountain College and Ole Miss. After retiring as a teacher, she later pursued other business ventures.

Miss Grace married Owen Phifer on March 30, 1940, just months before he would volunteer to join the Navy. He served four years in World War II and saw action in the Pacific. To this union were born three children: Jimmy, Joanne, and Nita. Miss Grace is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Owen in 1977, and brothers, Millard Kent, John Kent (who was killed in action in World War II), and James Kent. She is survived by her son, Jim and Peggy Phifer of Tucson, AZ; two daughters, Joanne and David Horton of Foley, AL; and Dr. Nita and Dr. Stan Stegmiller of West Palm Beach, FL: a sister, Maudie Nunley of Iuka; and a brother, Cecil Kent of Columbus, GA; five grandchildren, Angie Sellers, McShelle DiFonzo, Bo Horton, Greg Scott, and Justin Scott; and five great-grandchildren; along with a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Miss Grace was a lifelong member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and held memberships in several other organizations, including the Order of the Eastern Star.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 24, at II a.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tom Sheffield, Methodist Minister and family friend for forty years providing the Eulogy. He was assisted by Rev. Larry Harbin and Bro. Johnny Nunley.

Pallbearers were Bounce Kent, Tommy Nunley, Bobby Phifer, Benny Phifer, Wendell Phifer, and Jimmy Whitfield. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Al Flannery, Dr. James Ashmore, Red Thornton, Donald Joe Holt, Bob Liles, Aaron Carson, the Honorable Cecil Sumners, Dayton Jourdan, and Bobby Paden. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of the Sunbridge-Shoals Nursing Home and Dr. Al Flannery and Dr. James Ashmore for proving such excellent care of Miss Grace.

Memorials may be made to the Pilot International Foundation - Alzheimer's Research, P. O. Box 4844, Macon, GA 31208-4844.

 

ORIS PHIFER

Oris Phifer, 85, of Murfreesboro, TN, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003. Mr. Phifer was a native of luka, Mississippi, and was the son of the late Clifton and Dona Jack­son Phifer. He was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Eu­ropean Theater and retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1960 after 20 years of service. Mr. Phifer also retired from the Civil Ser­vice in 1973, and was also a 32nd Degree Mason.

Services were Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial

Chapel with Bro. Chris Ander­son officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Quay Frederick Phifer; a son, Freddy (Brenda) Phifer of Murfreesboro, TN; a daughter Karen (Steve) Lamb of Murfreesboro, TN; grand­children, Jeremy and Lindsay Lamb; great-grandchild, Austin Lamb; brothers, M.B. Phifer, L.D. Phifer and Cecil Phifer, all of luka, Mississippi.

Woodfin Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrange­ments.

 

ROBERT F. "BOB" PHIFER

Robert F. "Bob" Phifer, 84, died Monday, December 1, 1980 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist church.

Services were at 2 p.m. December 2, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buford Harper officiating. Burial was in Forked Oak Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Doshie Phifer of Tishomingo; two sons, Rev. Mavous Phifer of Tishomingo and Dr. Melvin Phifer of Clinton; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Young of Iuka and a granddaughter.

 

SUE PHIFER

BURNSVILLE - Sue Phifer, 70, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and an employee of Cutshall Funeral Home. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her friends. Known for her generosity toward her family, friends and those less fortunate, she was loved and respected by her co-workers for her dedication and caring heart.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Shane Evetts officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include a special friend, Joe Stone of Iuka; two sons, Kenny Phifer and wife, Nan, and Benny Phifer and wife, Stephanie, all of Iuka; a brother, Billy Wade of Booneville; a sister, Helen Cole of Booneville; four grandchildren, Lindsey Casabella and husband, Ryan, Ashley Ross, Grant Phifer and Jonathan Phifer, all of Iuka; a great-grandchild, Emma Katheryn Casabella.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Odie and Bessie Wade.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Wade, Roger Wade, Larry Wade, Gary Cole, Donnie Watson and Jason Christo.

Honorary pallbearers include the staff of Cutshall Funeral Home.

 

LIBBY PHILBIN

SOUTHAVEN - Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Philbin, 86, formerly of Tishomingo, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. She was a member of McLean Baptist Church in Memphis and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a former employee of Hull Dobbs Ford in Memphis and a retired employee of Schilling Mercury in Memphis. She enjoyed bowling and traveling.

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

Survivors include six nephews, Freddy Philbin and Bobby Philbin of California, Eddie Flanagan of Florida, Gene Philbin and Dexter Philbin of Iuka, and Junior Farner of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three nieces, Sarah Foust of Germantown, Tenn., Mary Ann Battles of Southaven and Linda Brown of Tunica.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Joseph and Annie Gray Philbin; three brothers, John, James and Griffin Philbin; and two sisters, Mae Pollock and Clutel Stringer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

MRS. WILLARD PHILBIN

IUKA - Mrs. Willard Philban, 88, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

She was a member of Fifth Street Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Philban.

a daughter, Sarah Foust and husband George of Germantown, Tn.

a son, Gene Philban and wife Judy of Iuka, Ms, 5 sisters

Lois McKee of Iuka, Ms, Roxie Yow of Iuka, Ms, Dimple Simone of Chicago, IL, Betty Strickland of Collierville Tn., Billie Hester of Niceville FL, 3 grandchildren, Tim Philbin of Atlanta, GA of Collierville Tn., Alan Foust, Kevin Foust of Germantown, Tn., 2 great-grandchildren, Dalton Foust Murphy Foust

Visitation will be will be from 5 - 9 Friday, August 11,

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Tony Curtis officiating. Burial, New Prospect Cemetery.

 

DONALD PHILLIPS

GUNTOWN - Donald Ray Phillips, 42, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a farmer. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Pruett and Bro. Martin Jacks officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Jewell Phillips of Guntown; a sister, Janette Williams and Bill of Marietta; a nephew, Daniel Williams of Marietta.

He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Phillips; his grandparents, Chester and Mable Phillips, and George and Pearl Davis.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Williams, Mike Beasley, Greg Johnson, James Gorden Robinson, Billy Robinson and Steve Davis.

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

 

EUNIS CLAY PHILLIPS

Services Held Monday For E. C. Phillips

Eunis Clay Phillips, who operated a grocery store in New Albany for 18 years before becoming manager of the Mid-South Molasses Co. terminal in January of this year, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He was 60.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in New Albany First Baptist Church with the Rev. J. R. Davis officiating. Burial was in Vista Memorial Park Cemetery with United Funeral Service in charge.

Mr. Phillips, who had been in failing health for six months, suffered a heart attack two weeks ago, land had been in the Memphis hospital 11 days.

Born in Prentiss County, he was a son of the late Barney and Virginia Davis Phillips. He resided in Rienzi before moving to New Albany. He was married in December 1932 to Miss Martha Johnson of Rienzi and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mr. Phillips leaves his wife; two sons, William Barney Phillips of Oswego, Ill., and Murry Phillips of Tupelo, who is employed at, Tupelo; two brothers, Ernest of Thrasher and Woodrow of Greenville, Ky.; and two grandchildren.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – June 1964

 

ELVIE C. PHILLIPS

CORINTH - Elvie C. Phillips, 84, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. A native of Tishomingo County, he lived most of his adult life in the Farmington community of Alcorn County. He was a farmer, cattleman, landowner, and the owner and operator of several grocery stores. He also was employed with the Wurlitzer Company and Gateway Corp., and as a security guard for Halls of Mississippi. He attended the Full Gospel Tabernacle of Kendrick.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the West Corinth Pentecostal Tabernacle with Bro. Jesse Hisaw, Bro. Paul Sanders and Bro. Merle Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Alma Keele Phillips; a son, the Rev. Ronnie Phillips and wife, Judy, of Cookeville, Tenn.; four daughters, Jean Settlemires and husband, Ray, Virginia Lambert and husband, Leroy, Joyce Wigginton and husband, Larry, and Teresa Tennyson and husband, Bill, all of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Velma Rhodes; a brother-in-law, Chester White; grandchildren, Aleasa Helsinger, Kirk Wigginton and wife, Lisa, Pamela Duke and husband, Danny, Shane Wigginton and wife, Tammy, Greg Lambert and wife, Jan, Jeffery Settlemires and wife, Tonya, Teena Hatfield and husband, Barry, Jennifer Davidson and husband, Matt, Kerry Phillips and wife, Bridget, and Patina Warren and husband, Ken; 22 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren, Dale Tennyson and wife, Rhonda, Billy Tennyson and wife, Sharon, and Teresa Gail Shelton; nine stepgreat-grandchildren, two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Elbert and Lula Smith Phillips; two brothers, Roy Phillips Sr. and Andy Phillips; six sisters, Elsie Phillips, Minnie Whitehurst Parnell, Pearl Worley, Katie Bugg, Jewel Wilcutt and Esther White.

Pallbearers will be Carl Wilcutt, Carmen Phillips, Kenneth Parnell, Jimmy Parnell, Ray Bugg and Jerry James.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nelvin Worley and Bob Buckles.

Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Tupelo Children's Mansion, P.O. Box 167, Tupelo MS 38802.

 

GENIA PHILLIPS

DENNIS - Genia Wright Phillips, 103, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. She was born Oct. 17, 1901, to the late William Franklin and Elizabeth Martin Wright. She attended Tishomingo Agricultural High School and received a B. A. degree in education from Southern Mississippi University. Most of her teaching career was spent teaching English and literature in Prentiss and Tishomingo counties. She also served as a girls basketball coach at New Site. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Tishomingo County Retired Teachers Association.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Parish Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Carson of Iuka; a special niece, Celeste Scruggs and husband, Gerald, of Iuka; nieces, Carol Elizabeth Bolton of Russellville, Ala., and Eunell Puttman of Iuka; four nephews, Aaron Carson, Donnie Carson and Boots Carson, all of Iuka, and Travis Wright of Florence, Ala.; a daughter-in-law, Nora Newell of Byhalia; her caregiver, Shirley Harrison and husband, Glen, of Belmont.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, L. G. Phillips; a son, Laemon Phillips; her parents; a sister, Mae Carson; and two brothers, Tom Wright and Drew Wright.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Carson, Donnie Carson, Glen Harrison, Boyd Lee Tidwell, J. P. Wilemon and Johnny B. Moore.

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

Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 855, Belmont MS 38827 or a favorite charity.

 

JOHNNY PHILLIPS

MANTACHIE – Johnny Oneal Phillips, 49, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a retired employee of Action Industries after 22 years of service.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Evans officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Phillips and Tracy and Jamey Phillips and Heather, all of Mantachie; his father, John T. Phillips of Rienzi; three brothers, Donnie Phillips and Kenny Phillips, both of Pontotoc, and Ronnie Phillips of Plantersville; two sisters, Shelia Roberts of Baldwyn and Martha Irby of Marietta; two grandchildren, Brittney Hall and Johnny Lee Harper; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Phillips; and a granddaughter, Emma L. Phillips.

 

MR. HOYT PHILLIPS

Burial Services For Mr. Hoyt Phillips

Hoyt Bedford Phillips, 88, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Elmore Community Hospital in Wetumpka, Ala. He was a native of Tishomingo County. A school teacher for 17 years, he was the first vo-tech teacher in Tishomingo County. He was a member of the Tishomingo Church of Christ for more than 50 years.

Services were at 1 p.m. Friday at the Tishomingo Church of Christ with Terry Smith officiating. Burial was in Tishomingo City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Opal Mae Phillips of Iuka; one son, Jimmy Phillips of Wetumpka, Ala.; one sister, Ruth Phillips Bolding of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; one grandson, James Roy Phillips of Wetumpka, Ala.; two great-grandchildren, Jamie Nash Phillips and Hayley Nicole Phillips, both of Wetumpka, Ala.

Pallbearers were Kenny Hodgin, Travis Clay, Ivan Cain, Ricky Carter, James Long and Dwight Kennedy.

 

LEON PHILLIPS

James Leon Phillips, 81, died Monday, March 31, 2003. A former resident of Midland, Texas, he had lived in Tupelo for four years. He was an electrician and a Baptist. He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a life member and post commander of the VFW.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Dr. Ken Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Eggville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Rollins of Augusta, Ga.; three sisters, Shirley Parker and husband, Gary, of Blue Springs, Mildred Criddle and husband, Herbert, of Houston, and Ruth Funderburk of Tupelo; four brothers, Bervis Lenward Phillips of Tupelo, John Wayne Phillips and wife, Dot, and Kenneth Ray Phillips and wife, Angela, all of Saltillo, and William David Phillips and wife, Vickie, of Verona; one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Nannie Lou Oswalt Phillips; a sister, Mary Annis Moreland; and two brothers, Charles Wesley Phillips and Jimmy Phillips.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

SCOTT PHILLIPS

BOONEVILLE -- Funeral services for Gregory Scott Phillips, 32, were held Monday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J.L. Gore officiating. Burial was in Carter's Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Phillips died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in Memphis, Tenn. He was born May 29, 2002, in Memphis to Everett T. "Todd" Phillips and Yvonne Dodds Phillips. He was a Baptist and a construction worker. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, four wheelers and dirt bikes.

Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his father; one brother, Todd Phillips and his wife, Barbie, of Gulf Shores, Ala.; one sister Terry Eckerfly and her husband, Roy, of Byhalia; his grandmother, Estell Hare Dodds; two nephews: one niece; and a special friend, Mindy Hunlacker of Memphis.

 

TERRY PHILLIPS

BOONEVILLE - Terry Everett Phillips, 56, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at his home in Booneville after a long illness. He was born Sept. 20, 1947, in Booneville to Everett Theopilus Phillips and Minnie Pearl Engle Phillips. He was of the Church of Christ faith. Before becoming disabled, he worked at Brown Shoe Company and in the construction industry. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed quail hunting, playing basketball, riding and training horses, and training bird dogs. He was a good father and a loving husband.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J.A. Thornton and Bro. Tommy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Denise Pharr Phillips, whom he married Dec. 16, 1988; a son, Paul Phillips of the home; a stepdaughter, Samantha Grimes of Booneville; three sisters, Pat Phillips of Unatilla, Fla., and Wynoka Phillips and Frances Brinkley, both of Booneville; three brothers, J.W. Phillips and wife, Frances, of Booneville, Theo Phillips and wife, Mattie, of Charleston, S.C., and Todd Phillips of Memphis; three grandchildren, Erica Grimes, Kayla Grimes and Presley Pitts.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christy Dawn Phillips; his parents; a sister, Katie Henson; and a brother, Harold Belue.

Pallbearers will be Glen Jackson, Benny Stennett, Boyd Parker, Harold Newborn and Ben Stennett.

Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, 12 River Bend Place, Jackson MS 39232.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

 

VIRGINIA PHILLIPS

            AMORY ‑ Virginia Irene Phillips, 59, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a sudden illness. She was born July 8, 1941, in Smithville to Woodrow Clinton and Vera Mae Ausbon Phillips. She moved to Amory in 1957. She was a 1959 graduate of Amory High School. She was a technician for BellSouth for 33 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of the Amory Church of Christ. She enjoyed working in her yard, shopping and taking care of animals.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Philip Hathcock and Ferman Anderson officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery

            Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Dawson of Jackson; a brother and sister‑in‑law, Roy Edward and Glenda Jo Phillips of Fayetteville, Tenn.; uncles and aunts, Dalton and Ruth Bryan, Roy and Faye Ausbon, and Willi Jo Martin, all of Amory, and Kearney and Earnestine Hamilton of Detroit, Ala.; nephews, Brent Reed of Athens, Ala., John Galt Phillips, Roark Phillips, Danny Phillips and Luke Phillips, all of Fayetteville, Tenn.; nieces, Kira Reed of Athens, Ala., and Brandi Phillips of Fayetteville, Tenn.; cousins, Mike Bryan, Lady Homan, Pat Bryan, Debbie Hamilton, Martha Wilkes, Jan Minch, Grace Sanderson, Okland Green, Martha Jo Williams, O'Clay Brown, Afton Hanson, William Earl Phillips, Darwin Ausbon, Jo Ann Summerlin, Sidney Howell and Olean Waddell.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Loy Knox Phillips.

            Pallbearers will be John Gall Phillips, Roark Phillips, Danny Phillips, Brent Reed, Mike Bryan, Pat Bryan and Stanley Reed.

            Honorary pallbearers will be employees of BellSouth.

            Memorials may be made to the Amory Humane Society, Amory MS 38821‑0218.

 

WANDA PHILLIPS

BOONEVILLE - Wanda Marie Phillips, 76, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at the Beverly Healthcare-Briar Ridge Road in Tupelo.

She was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Sheffield, Ala., to Robert D. Vernon Gooch and Edna Mae Files Gooch. A registered nurse, she worked in numerous hospitals and nursing homes. She was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ and active in the Freed-Hardeman Auxiliary. She wrote a newspaper column titled "Ramblings" for the Banner Independent and the Daily Journal. She enjoyed cooking for the sick, shut-ins, friends and family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Richard Gooch and Minister J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany.

Survivors include a son, James E. "Jimmy" Phillips and his wife, Patricia, of Tupelo; two grandsons, Collin Billingsley and his wife, Jane, and Kim Billingsley and his wife, Damita, all of Booneville; a granddaughter, Amy Stanley and her husband, Butch, of Oxford; two brothers, Clinton Gooch and his wife, Joyce, of Oakland, Tenn., and Richard Gooch and his wife, Josephine, of Quitman; two sisters, Geraldine Phillips of Jackson and Linda Burbank of Leesburg, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Bailey Stanley, Maury Billingsley, Luke Stanley and Hannah Billingsley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. "Red" Phillips, in 1981; a son, David Earl Phillips, in 1973; two brothers, Robert Gooch and Horace Gooch; and a sister, Mary Bosley.

Pallbearers will be Collin Billingsley, Kim Billingsley, Butch Stanley, Jeff Gooch, John Childers and Bobby Maddox.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville MS 38829.

 

 

DR. WILLIE PHILLIPS

Dr. Willie E. Phillips, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Joseph Richey Hospice in Baltimore, Md.

Services were Saturday, Sept. 9, at University United Methodist Church in College Park, Md.

A native of Eagle Creek, Tenn., he was a graduate of the former Corinth High School. He retired in 1984 as a physicist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He was professor at Mississippi State University, the University of Maryland and Texas Tech University, and he is responsible for developing the Steady State Surface Photovoltage Method (ASTM Standard F391) and methods and instrumentation for precision deep level measurements in semiconductors and he was commended for his efforts in precision low temperature thermometry development. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with special honors and a master's degree in physics from Mississippi State and a doctorate degree in physics from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and he finished his academic career at Emory University in Georgia. The U. S. Army veteran of World War II was part of a unit that received a presidential citation with a Bronze Star. Among his many civic club associations, he was a Mason and a member of University United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Maxie Phillips of University Park; three daughters, Martha "Marcie" Phillips and Margaret Phillips of Carthage and Mary Phillips Sand of Beltsville; and one sister, Mabel Caldwell of Corinth.

Memorial donations may be made to University United Methodist Church, c/o Dr. D. Hoyert, the Joseph Richey Hospice, 820 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. Md. 21201.

 

 

YVONNE DODDS PHILLIPS

Yvonne Dodds Phillips, 64, of Memphis, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, after an extended illness.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Booneville with the Rev. J. L. Gore officiating.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband, E. T. (Todd) Phillips Jr. of Memphis; one daughter, Terrye Hill of Olive Branch; two sons, Scott Phillips of Memphis and Todd Phillips of Gulf Shores, Ala.; her mother, Estell Dodds of Booneville; three sisters, Bobbie Jones and Shirley Robinson, both of Booneville and Dorothy Crum of Corinth; two brothers, Donald Dodds and Carroll Dodds, both of Booneville; three grandchildren, Deric Murphy, Brandon Phillips and Brittany Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Dodds; and a brother, Ruble Dodds.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at any BancorpSouth bank location.

 

GENE PHILPOT

BALDWYN - Hardaman Eugene Philpot, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at his home. He retired after 36 years with Malone & Hyde and the Lee County 1st District. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, at church and with the boys at the Lee County shed.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Cagle and Bro. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Herring, and Cindy Murphy and husband, Murry, all of Baldwyn; a son, Larry Philpot and wife, Maggie, of Guntown; three sisters, Miriah Hassell and husband, Marcus, Nell Turner and Sue Harbor, all of Baldwyn; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Hendrix Philpot; a sister, Bonnie Nichols; and a grandson, Buster Philpot.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Tom Hassell, Mike Harbor, Steve Hendrix, Rusty Hendrix, Dan Hendrix and Terry Hendrix.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of the Lee County 1st District.

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

 

JOHN PHILPOT

John Philpot died at his residence 5 miles north of Booneville on January 30, 1899, at the age of 78 years 4 months and 18 days. The deceased was a Christian, having professed religion at the age of 30 years at News Garden, Alabama, and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1850 and in 1871 he joined the M.E. Church South.

The deceased was born in Abeville District,S.C. September 20, 1820. His last sickness was characterized by resignation to the will of God. He enjoyed enjoined his relatives and friends not to weep over him but to live right and meet him in heaven.

He left a wife who we believe will be finally called to meet the dear departed in the mansions above where there will be no more sorrow, no more parting, and no more death, but everlasting rest and peace in the presence of the Glory of God and the Lamb for this end of her trials and tribulations on this earth we most earnestly pray.

A Nephew

 

Source- Prentiss Plaindealer February 2, 1899

Submitted by Ruby Rorie

 

LARRY PHILPOT

BALDWYN - Larry Philpot, 56, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at his residence. He was a truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Pratts Christian Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home with Gerald Cagle officiating. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Philpot of Baldwyn; one daughter, Melissa Agnew and husband, Raymond, of Guntown; one son, Michael Philpot and wife, Christina, of Kentucky; two sisters, Patricia Herring and Cynthia Murphy of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren, Kanessa, Kayla, Krystal, Larenda, Michael Jr., Kelsey and Destiny; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by a son, Buster Philpot; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Philpot.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Hassell, Danny Hatfield, Eddie Carr, Raymond Agnew, Dwight Duckworth, Terry Hendrix, Scotty Holland and Dale Carr.

 

MARGARET PHILPOT

BALDWYN Margaret Hendrrx Poniard, 89, died Friday, June e, 2001, at her residence after an extended illness. She was a member of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Blue Bell Industries with 45 years of service.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gerald Cagle and Bra. Castor Buse officiating Bunal will be in Pratt Cemetery

            Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Gene Philpot of Baldwyn; two daughters, Patricia Herring and Cindy Murphy and her husband, Murry, of Baldwyn; one son, Larry Philpot and his wife, Maggie, of Guntown; one brother, D. E. "Guba" Hendrix and his wife, Nettle Pearl, of Baldwyn, seven grandchildren, Keith "Opie" Herring, Gina Roberts and her husband, Anthony, Mallory Murphy, Macey Murphy, Larry Philpot Jr., Melissa Philpot and Mike Philpot and his wife, Christina; eight great grandchildren, one son-in law, Lawrence Herring.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Mary Etta Hendrix; and three brothers, Willard, Winfood and Bobby Joe Hendrix.

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

 

 

SUDIE PHILPOT

Sadie Faye Morgan Philpot, 73, of Booneville, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at her residence after a brief illness.

Services were Sunday, Jan, 14, al 3:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Granvile Morgan and the Rev. Jason Pitcher officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Philpot was a retired LPN and a member of Tuscumbia Baptist Church. She was the widow of Herman Philpot Sire was preceded in death by her parents, George Lee and Lama Jones Morgan; and one daughter. Anita Jo Philpot.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen Jackson and her husband, Bobby, of Booneville; two brothers, Laurie Morgan of Booneville and Gave Morgan of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Matthew Lambert and Adam Jackson.

 

ROBERT PHIPPS

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Robert Phipps, 41, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at his home.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Old Union Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Ginn officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his father, Richard Phipps; a brother, William Phipps and wife, Katheleen; one niece and one nephew; an uncle, John Timbs; two aunts, Bernice Timbs and Grace Acklin.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie Timbs Phipps.

 

ARBIE L. PICKENS

TISHOMINGO - Arbie L. Pickens, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was the son of the late Cornelius and Nancy Pickens.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home with Bro. Fay Crowe officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Arbie Pickens Jr. of Arkansas, and Chester Pickens and Jimmy Pickens, both of South Bend, Ind.; two daughters, Wanda Kay Lindsey of Arkansas and Patti Weaver of South Bend, Ind.; several grandchildren.

 

CYNTHIA PICKENS

MOOREVILLE  - Cynthia Ann Whiteside Pickens, 86, died Saturday, July 27, 2001, at the Daniel Healthcare Complex u, Fulton after a brief illness. She lived in Mooreville most of her, life and was a retired public school teacher. Having taught the fifth grade in Mooreville School for 33 years. She was a member of the Mooreville United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a graduate of University High School in Oxford and the University of Mississippi. She was a member of the Lee County Retired Teachers Association, an avid reader, and patron of the Lee County Book Mobile. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Skidmore Pickens Sr.: one daughter, Barbara Ann Cayson: one son, Earnest Paul Pickens; two brothers, Cecil Whiteside, and R. E. Whiteside; and one sister, Mary Olive Mills.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Mooreville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert McCoy, the Rev. Sammy Washburn and the Rev. Smith White side Burial well be in the Mooreville Cemetery. W. E. Pegues Funeral Home is m charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, William "Bill" Pickens Jr. and wife, Marie, of Mooreville; seven grandchildren, William S Pickens III of Mooreville, Katie Pickens of Mooreville, Candy Pickens of Nettleton, Andy Bryant and wife, Alisha, of Tupelo, Richard Bryant and wife, Lesia, of Houston, Texas.; AI Cayson and Scott Cayson, both of Verona; five great grandchildren. Dennis Cayson and Deann Cayson, both of the Brewer community, Chap. man Bryant of Tupelo, Lee Bryant of Houston, Texas, and Kaylee Pickens of Nettleton; a special niece, Sherry Jane Aycock and husband, Max , of Memphis; one nephew, Jim Mills and wife, Donna, of Ridgecrest, Calif.; and a sister in law, Merlene Whiteside et Tupelo.

Pallbearers will be William Pickens III, Andy Bryant, Richard Bryan, AI Cayson, Scott Cayson, Dennis Cayson and Caleb Estes.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Mooreville Charge United Methodist Women.

Memorials may be made to the Mooreville United Methodist Building Fund, c/o Mildred Pearce, PO Be, 21, Mooreville, MS 38857.

The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. today until service time.

 

JOHN PICKERING

GLEN - John Henry Pickering, 81, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident in Burnsville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion in Corinth and a retired Teamster.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home in Harrisburg, Ill. Burial will be in Colbert Cemetery in Saline County, Ill. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include two stepsons, Jack D. Moore Sr. and wife, Betty, of Tishomingo, and Danny Moore and wife, Deloris, of Hoopeston, Ill.; a foster daughter, Tracy Milligan of Glen; a foster son, Michael Milligan of Glen; a brother, Wilburn Pickering of Griffith, Ind.; three sisters, Louise McClusky of Harrisburg, Ill., Ida Mae Powell of Norwalk, Calif., and Barbara Horton of Bartonville, Ill.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Milligan Pickering, and his parents, Harry and Alice Mattingly Pickering.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at J.M. Wierauch Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

LEOLA PICKETT

BOONEVILLE - Leola Teny Wilkerson Pickett, formerly of Edwards, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at her home at The Landmark Community. Born in Claiborne County, she lived in Edwards for 70 years. She was a member of Ashmead Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Edwards United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. A devotional service led by the Rev. Henry Thornton will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Edwards United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Edwards Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Janeil Pickett Stutts of Booneville; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Austin Pickett; a daughter, Nancy Pickett Dantzler; three brothers, Russell Fisher, George Fisher and Xavier Wilkerson; and three sisters, Aden White, Bertha White and Saydee McLemore.

Pallbearers will be David Dantzler, Bill Stutts, Bob Stutts, Drew Koester, Tommy White, Ryan White and Will Dickerson.

 

AUDIE PIERCE

BOONEVILLE - James Audie Pierce, 82, died Tuesday, March 14, 1995, after a long illness. He was a retired postal worker and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was the husband of the late Pearl Gann Pierce.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev, Ben Parman officiating, Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Juanita Shearon of Booneville; one sister, Allene Bynum of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Quindel Pierce of Booneville; three grandchildren, Tim Shearon and Jennifer Shearon, both of Hattiesburg, and Vicki Jensen of Starkville; one great-granddaughter, Andrea Shearon of Hattiesburg.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today.

 

VIRGINIA PIERCE

TUPELO - Charlene Virginia Pierce, 72, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at Cedars Health Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Prentiss County to the late Charlie Nathaniel and Mayme Eulander Samples Moss. She was a member of the Amory First Free Will Baptist Church, where she was active in the Women's Auxiliary and the choir until becoming disabled. She was married to Bro. Buford A. Pierce and was a faithful helpmate to him and prayer warrior with him as they served the Lord in several different churches. She enjoyed collecting vases, listening to gospel music and going on "sister trips" with her siblings. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sean Tutor Sr. and Bro. Thomas Neal officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Paula Rose Pierce of Nettleton, and Susan Kay Corbitt and husband, Steve, of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, John Corbitt and wife, Stella, of White House, Tenn., Kimberly Adams and husband, Trey, of New Braunfels, Texas, and Mark Corbitt and Andrea Corbitt, both of Nashville, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren, Seth Adams, Ashton Adams, Andrew Corbitt and Savannah Corbitt; five sisters, Lucille Phifer and husband, L.D., of Iuka, Audine Yancy of Corinth, Florence Gann and husband, Houston, of Burnsville, Earline Woodruff and husband, Hayden, of Cairo, and Johnnie Mayo and husband, James, of Nettleton; special friends, her caregivers at Cedars Health Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford A. Pierce; her parents; and a sister, Patsy Kennedy.

Pallbearers will be John Corbitt, Mark Corbitt, Tim Pierce, Darrell Tigrett, Scotty Mayo, Jimmy Woodruff, Gary Kennedy and Bobby Phifer.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

DILLARD FAY PIERCE

Dillard Fay Pierce, 73, of Booneville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services will be Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Pierce was a homemaker and a member of Gaston Baptist Church. She was the widow of Quindel Pierce.

She is survived by a daughter, Jan Tigrett and her husband, Darrell of Booneville; one son, Tim Pierce of Booneville; three grandchildren, Julie Hoch, Jenna Tigrett and Joey Tigrett; and one great-grandchild, Katlyn Elizabeth Nicholson.

 

 

AUDIE PIERCE

BOONEVILLE - James Audie Pierce, 82, died Tuesday, March 14, 1995, after a long illness. He was a retired postal worker and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was the husband of the late Pearl Gann Pierce. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev, Ben Parman officiating, Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Juanita Shearon of Booneville; one sister, Allene Bynum of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Quindel Pierce of Booneville; three grandchildren, Tim Shearon and Jennifer Shearon, both of Hattiesburg, and Vicki Jensen of Starkville; one great-granddaughter, Andrea Shearon of Hattiesburg.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today,

 

 

MILDRED PIERCE

BOONEVILLE - Mildred Shelton Pierce, 73, died Friday. Oct. 8, 1999, al Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a long illness. She was a factory worker and a Baptist

Services will be at 3:30 P. M. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Ross officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Gallagher of Bensenville, Ill., Kay Jourdan of Booneville and Faye Brawley of Beaumont, Texas; eight sons, James E. Lee and Gerald Smith, both of Booneville, Kenneth Lee of Baltimore, Md., Junior Lee of Phoenix, Ariz., William M Smith of Memphis, Ray Smith of Saltillo, Larry Smith of Guntown and Denny Smith of Starkville; one sister, Kathleen Kitchens of Corinth; three brothers, Royce Shelton of Rienzi, Marvin Shelton of Wheeler and Glen Shelton of Cherokee, Ala., 21 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ura E. Pierce; a sister, Bessie Bailey; and a brother, Richard Shelton.

 

 

MILLARD THOMPSON PIERCE

Millard Thompson Pierce, 84, of Booneville, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1993, at Metropolitan Nursing Home in Bridgeview, Ill., after an extended illness.

Services were Thursday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Clark officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery.

Mr. Pierce was a retired employee of the Northeast Mississippi l Hospital and a member of Little Brown Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, Junior D. Pierce of Bridgeview, Ill.; a sister, Allene Byntun of Fort Worth. Texas: two brothers, Audie Pierce and Quindel Pierce, both of Booneville: two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

QUINDEL PIERCE

BOONEVILLE - Quindel Pierce, 74, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at his home after a long illness. He was born Sept. 29, 1924, in New Site. He was a U. S. Army veteran, serving in Europe during World War II. He was ordained as a Freewill Baptist deacon in 1957 and was a member of Gaston Baptist Church since 1988. He served on the board of directors at Northeast Mississippi Hospital, Prentiss County Human Services, Mechanical and Electric, and Deposity Guaranty Bank, He was a member of the Civitan Club and the Masonic Lodge. He was a retired business man, owning a Whirlpool appliance franchise from 1963 until 1989.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jackie Spencer, Mrs. Luther Gibson, the Rev. J. L. Gore and the Rev. Ben Partisan participating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dillard Faye Lambert Pierce of Booneville; his daughter, Jan Pierce Tigrett of Booneville; his son, Tim Pierce of Booneville; one son in law, Darrell Tigrett of Booneville; two granddaughters, Julie Nicholson Each and her husband, Walter, and Jenna Lee Tigrett, all of Booneville; one grandson, Joey Pierce Tigrett of Booneville; one great granddaughter, Katlyn Elizabeth Nicholson of Booneville; one sister, Allene Pierce Bynum of Fort Worth, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Levi Pierce; his mother, Martha America Mayo Pierce; five brothers, Millard Pierce, Audi Pierce, Ura Pierce, Candler Pierce and Buford Pierce; and a sister, Pauline Pierce Taylor.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Wayne Lambert, Don Lambert, Bonnie Lambert, Mike Lambert, Bob Lambert and Jimmy Shearon.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charily of the donors choice.

 

MYRTLE S. PIERCY

Myrtle S. Pierry, 81, of Booneville, formerly of Hickory N.C., died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center in Ripley after an extended illness.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at Catawba Memorial in Hickory, N.C. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements and Hickory Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements in North Carolina.

Mrs. Piercy was a factory worker and homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville and h been a member of East Hickory Baptist Church in Hickory, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Clarence James Piercy and one daughter, Retha Piercy Canipe.

She is survived by one daughter, Priscilla McElroy and her husband, Raymond of Booneville; one brother, Lloyd Silver of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Crystal Bryde of Booneville, Opal Garrett of New Albany and Amanda McElroy of Southaven; three great-grandsons, Matthew, Daniel and David Bryde of Booneville.

 

CAREY PIKE

Julian Carey Pike, 88, of the Tuscumbia community, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lenarse Stricklen officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Trana Barker Pike; four children, daughter Elizabeth Mathis and her husband, L.Q., their daughter, Lana Tapp and her husband, Mark, and their children, Justin and Shannon; daughter, Martha J. and her husband, E.G. Lindsey and children, Jeff and wife, Meloney and their daughter, Madelyn, Eric, and Kristie and their son, Ethan and Scotty and Kim and their daughter, Madison; daughter, Linda Martin and children, Carey and Kim and her husband, Chris Evans and their daughter, Aliena Claire; son, Jerry Pike and daughters, Maria Malatesta and her children, Will and Ben and Jeania McCutchen and husband, Bryan and their son, Evan; and one sister, Martha Barker, all of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Wythel, Keith, Rupert and Randyl Pike.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Dodds, J.C. Hopkins, Clyde Hopkins, Gaylon Lewis, Roy Gray and Joseph Johnson.

 

JULIAN CAREY PIKE

Julian Carey Pike, 88, of the Tuscumbia Community, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 12, Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Local survivors include his wife of 65 years, Trana Barker Pike of Booneville; four daughters, Elizabeth Mathis, Martha J. Lindsey, Linda Marlin and Maria Malatesta, all of Booneville; and a sister, Martha Barker of Booneville.

 

MRS. RUBY PIKE

Rites Far Mrs. Ruby Pike Held Sunday

Mrs. Ruby Lee Pike of Booneville passed away Saturday at 2:00 a.m. following an illness of seven P years. She was a native of Lee and Prentiss Counties, a member of the Methodist Church, and a Y housewife. She was 53.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with Rev. Mr. Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in I charge.

She leaves her husband, O. B. Pike; her parents Roy and Ossie Watson Haygood; two sons, Bobbie Grisham of Arlington, Va., and Billy Grisham of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. R. G. Houston of Booneville; two brothers, Boyd Haygood of Baldwyn and Paul Haygood of Guntown; two sisters, Mrs. Perry Moore of Guntown and Mrs. Ernest Kilpatrick of Birmingham, Alabama.

 

RUPERT EDWIN PIKE

BOONEVILLE - Rupert Edwin Pike, 67, died Monday Oct. 7, 1987, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after an extended illness. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a painter.

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

Survivors include his wife, ;Christine Gooch Pike of Booneville; one son, Jimmy Pike of Columbia, S. C.; one daughter, Brenda Scott of Booneville; two 'brothers, Carey Pike of Booneville and Randyl Pike of Ocean, Springs Wash.; one sister, Martha Barker of Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren.

 

AUDIE B. PILGRIM

CORINTH - Audie B. Stewart Pilgrim, 79, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at the Alcorn County Rehab and Health Care Center. She was a member of the Biggersville Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed going to church, canning and antiques.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in the Potters Cemetery in Lapanto, Ark.

Survivors include her stepmother, Lucille Stewart Studdard of Corinth; two brothers, Frank Stewart and wife, Susie, of Corinth, and J. C. Stewart and wife, Evelyn, of Rienzi; one sister, Irene Stewart Archer of Corinth; one half-brother, Johnny Ray Stewart of Rienzi; one half-sister, Georgia Ann Tucker and husband, Wayne, of Booneville; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Maudie Brooks Stewart; her husband, J. D. Pilgrim; one son, Tommy Wroten; three brothers, Elmer Stewart, Sam Stewart and Jude Stewart; one half-brother, Jerry Stewart.

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

 

MARY PILLSBURY

BOONEVILLE - Mary Martin Pillsbury, 80, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at her home in Booneville after a brief illness. A native of Tampa, Fla., she was born Aug. 11, 1925, to the late Douglas D. and Mary Chancellor Martin. She lived in several places including San Jose, Calif., Pascagoula, Saudi Arabia, Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Charlotte, N.C., before moving to Booneville. She attended the First Baptist Church of Booneville, where she grew to love the members and developed a closer walk with God. She enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and spending time with family and friends.

A private memorial service will be held Oct. 9, 2005, at her home. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene H. Pillsbury of Booneville; two daughters, Jane Pillsbury Slater, and Ann Dawson Inman and husband, Roger, all of Booneville; three grandsons, John Hundley Slater, Robert Dawson and Brad Dawson; a sister, Jane Martin Dugan of Boca Raton, Fla.; a brother, Douglas D. Martin of Tampa, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Operation Christmas Child through the First Baptist Church of Booneville.

 

 

MARION AUSTIN PINKSTAFF

Rites Held For M. A, Pinkstaff

Marion Austin Pinkstaff, born in Brazil, Indiana on October 5, 1906, died at his home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday of an accidental wound in the stomach he received while cleaning his 16-gauge automatic shotgun.

An inquest was conducted by Coroner Claude Spencer which found that the shooting was accidental.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with Rev. W. L. Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors was in charge.

Mr. Pinkstaff was employed by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., for a number of years and then traveled for many years with Utah Tailoring Mills of Ogden, Utah, as salesman of expensive ladies ready-to-wear. In 1961 he gave up his traveling job to assist Mrs. Pinkstaff with the Sample Shop, located in the Milwick Building.

The shop known as The Villager and is located on Main Street.

Mr. Pinkstaff was a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Al Menah Temple, Tennessee, and Hamasa Temple, Mississippi, and of the Booneville Shrine Club. He was an ordained minister of the Primitive Baptist Church. He received his ordination on April 15, 1956 at the Mt. Olivet Primitive Baptist Church at Petersburg, Tennessee, and was an authority on the Bible. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, selling ladies clothing, and above all, was an inspiring preacher.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bertha Sue Rinehart Pinkstaff; his stepmother, Mrs. Blanche Grisham Pinkstaff of Fayetteville, Tenn. and a brother, Arville M. Pinkstaff of Fayetteville, Tenn.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday September 10, 1964

 

BUYDE PIPPIN

BOONEVILLE - Buyde L. Pippin, 93, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a retired school teacher with 37 years of service. She was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. She was the widow of Clarence Pippin.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J. A. Thornton and Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a son, David Pippin and his wife, Paulette, of Belden; a sister, Marjorie Davis of New Johnsonville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Serena Pippin of Oxford and Heather Pippin of Jackson, Tenn.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Booneville Church of Christ Christian Scholarship Fund, B. O. Box 28, Booneville MS 38829.

 

DOROTHY PIPPIN

BOONEVILLE - Dorothy Loveless Pippin, 77, of Booneville, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville after a brief illness. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was retired from Red Kap.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Parman and Bro. Benny Loveless officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Gardner and husband, Dan, of Baldwyn; one son, Benny Pippin and wife, Kathy, of Saltillo; one brother, Dock Loveless of Booneville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a special sister-in-law, Ollie Loveless of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon Pippin; four sisters, Ruby Peden, Lois Howell, Susie Morris and Josie Copeland; and five brothers, Son, Shorty, Frank, Jim and M.D. Loveless.

Pallbearers will be George Goodin, Tommy Hester, Bill Jones, William Jones, Joel Johnson and Vernon Shouse.

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

 

HELEN S. PIPPIN

BONNEVILLE - Helen S. Pippin 87, died Monday at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Dewey Pippin of Booneville; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Cook of Palm Beach Garden, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Bronson of Corinth, Mrs. Maxine McGill of Springfield, Mo., and Mrs. Lorraine Guthrie of Marvel, Ark.; a brother, L. H. Sutherland of Booneville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

LYIE R. PIPPIN

Lyle R. Pippin, 78, of Route 7, Box 68, Booneville, died Sunday, July 4, 1993, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services were Tuesday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Pippin was a retired game warden and a member of Zion Rest Church of Christ.

He is survived by a sister, Lizzie Smith of Thrasher; a brother, Dewey Pippin of Booneville; and nieces and nephews.

 

 

VERNITA GARGUS PIPPIN

Vernita Gargus Pippin, 69, of Route 7, Box 68, Booneville, die Saturday, Oct. 24, 1992, at Baptist Memorial Hospital i Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Monday. Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral, Home Chapel with Tony Brown and J. A. Thornton officiating Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Pippin was a housewife and a member of Zion Rest Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Lyle Pippin; and a brothel Herchel Gargus of Booneville

 

WARDELL PIPPIN

CARTHAGE - Wardell Pippin, 72, formerly of Baldwyn, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the home of his cousins, Mary Elizabeth Pippins Gates and Kenneth L. Gates of Carthage. He was the son of the late Naomi and Mose Pippin. He was educated in Baldwyn and furthered his education at Piney Woods High School. He also attended Jackson State College in Jackson. He was a member of Israel Metropolitan CME Church in Gary, Ind., where he served on the A.C. Bailey Usher Board. He was employed by Exclusive Limousine as a limousine driver. After moving to Carthage, he attended the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Nebo CME Church. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Memorial Park in Gary, Ind. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two aunts, Mollie Bowdry of Guntown and Stella Smith of East St. Louis, Ill.; many cousins.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Baldwyn and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Smith and Warner Funeral Home in Gary, Ind. The body will lie in state at Mt. Nebo CME Church one hour before services today.

 

JAMES O. PIPPINS

MEMPHIS - James O'Neal Pippins, 66, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He was born June 17, 1937, in Baldwyn to the late Jamester Pippins and Levora Watson Pippins. He joined Mt. Nebo CME Church at a young age. He was educated at the Baldwyn Colored High School. He served in the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged. He lived in Memphis and Milwaukee, Wis., and worked for Levit's Furniture Company as manager of Upholstery. He later moved to Atlanta, where he worked at Mercer University as superintendent of Buildings and Grounds until his retirement. He returned to Memphis in 1999. He was a faithful member of Christian Vision Center in Memphis and served in the Men's Fellowship and the Men's Male Chorus.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Nebo CME Church. Burial will be in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Ellie Levora Boone, Ebbie Lelonda Wells and husband, Steve, and Errice Levelle Pippins; 10 grandchildren, Astra, Cerrone, Joshua, Anthony, LeRoya, Sara, Whitney, Steve Jr., Donovan and Solomon; two great-grandchildren, Terrell and Devin; three sisters, Mary E. Gates of Carthage, and Celesta L. Saulsberry, and Shirley Leggett and husband, Clarence, all of Memphis; an aunt, Stella Smith, of East St. Louis, Ill.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Melverdia Metcalf Pippins; his parents; and a grandchild, James.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

 

HELEN V. PIRES

CORINTH - Helen V. Pires, 72, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. She was born Nov. 23, 1932, to the late Jessie and Hettie Morelock Shields. She moved to Pittsfield, Mass., in 1951. She was a graduate of Kossuth High School. She was a certified nurse's aide at Springside of Pittsfield for 20 years, retiring in 2000.

Graveside services were Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, William A. Pires of Philadelphia, Pa., and Alan R. Pires of Pittsfield, Mass.; a daughter, Cynthia D. Clark of Dalton, Mass.; a brother, Clyde Shields of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Peggy Pearson, Ripple Miller and Ferrell Evetts, all of Corinth; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Bernice Jordan and Vivian Botram; and two brothers, Robert Shields and Hershel Shields.

 

CLAUDIA BOX PITTMAN

Claudia Box Pittman, 49, of Saltillo, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, Jan. 29, at I p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W. L. Wallace officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Pittman taught music in public schools in South Carolina and Booneville.

She is survived by her husband, James J. Pittman Jr., one daughter, Stephanie Marie Pittman of Memphis: her mother, Mrs. J. P. Box of Booneville; and one sister. Elizabeth Williamson of Fairfax Station, VA

She was preceded in death by her father, James Pascal Box of Booneville.

 

 

JANE HUGHES PITTMAN

Jane Hughes Pittman, 71, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at her home. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 22. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Corinth.

Local survivors include a brother, Hal Hughes of Booneville.

 

JOHN L. PITTMAN

GUNTOWN - John L. "Big Daddy" Pittman, 71, died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Jones Chapel Church in Grenada.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity CME Church with the Rev. Mary Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Pittman of Baldwyn; six daughters, Ruby Jean Pittman of Ocean Springs, Savannah Pittman, Annette Pittman, Euevette Pittman and Ruby Jean Pittman, all of Milwaukee, and Tiffeni Crump of Guntown; two sons, Stanley Varndo of Calhoun City and John D. Pittman of Baldwyn; four sisters, Viola Sykes, Charlotte Hardwick and husband, Red, Zeola Ford and Lucille Pittman, all of Grenada; a brother, Frank Jr. Pittman of Grenada; an uncle, Rufus Black and wife, Ella Mae, of Grenada; a special friend of 18 years, Margaret Crump of Guntown; three stepchildren, David Earl Patterson of Hattiesburg, and Linda Patterson and Patsy Rose Patterson of Nashville; nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ruby Black Pittman, and a sister, Emma Jean Williams.

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

 

ROGER PITTMAN

LEWESTON, Maine - Roger Dale Pittman, 49, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Central Maine Medical Center in Leweston, Maine.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. R.C. Scott officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include his wife, Tessy Pittman of Leweston, Maine; his mother, Betty Flanagan and husband, R.T., of Dennis; two sons, Ronnie Ray Pittman and Michael Ayer, both of Leweston; a daughter, Jenny Pittman of Long Island, N.Y.; three brothers, Jackie Pittman and wife, Diane, of Iuka, Tim Pittman and wife, Linda, of Sheffield, Vt., and Robert Pittman and wife, Marie, of Corinth; two sisters, Linda Carson and husband, Charles, of Corinth, and Martha Sexton and husband, Ralph, of Belmont; seven nieces, five nephews, three great-nieces, five great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Pittman.

Pallbearers will be Michael Pittman, Joey Smith, Jeremy Pittman, Jimmy Pittman, Tim Wilson and Corey Ortner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Carson and Timmy Pittman.

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

 

EVERETT PITTMAN

CORINTH - William Everett Pittman, 84, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the Miss. State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Alcorn County to Sam and Maude Wallace Pittman. He was a 1937 graduate of Farmington High School where he played on the basketball team. He was a World War II veteran, serving in Washington D. C. and Hawaii. He was a retired carpenter and an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Farmington Baptist Church for over 60 years.

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

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Vadie Smith Pittman of Corinth; two sons, Gerald Pittman and wife, Doris, of Tupelo, and Don Pittman and wife, Katherine, of Petal; two daughters, Janis Fowler and husband, Jerry, and Connie Price and husband, Roger, all of Corinth; one brother, Arnold Pittman and wife, Ruth, of Coirnth; his grandchildren, Tina Armstrong and husband, Michael, Cindy Mills and husband, Barry, Brandon Harvell and wife, Nancy, all of Corinth, Laura Cochran and husband, Noel, of Petal, Sam Pittman of Richton, Andy Pittman and wife, Shauna, of Canton, John Pittman and wife, Laura Jo, of Tupelo, Michael Harvell and wife, Nikki, of Glen; his great-grandchildren, Cody and Cade Armstrong, Katie, Taylor, Maggie and Lily Pittman, Justin and Jordan Mills, Collin and Nathan Pittman, Lily and Josephine Pittman, Nathan Harvell, Cole Harvell and Valerie Cochran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Bonnie McDaniel; and four brothers, Howard, Hershall, Sylvester and Jimmy Pittman.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class.

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

 

MILDRED PITTS

BALDWYN - Mildred Pitts, 81, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired employee of Guntown Slacks and a member of the Palestine United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jason Franklin officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Willadean Pitts Payne and husband, Marvin L. Payne Jr., of Rossville, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Ruby Clark and Millard of Tupelo; two stepsons, A. J. Pitts and Linda of Belden, and Lawrence Pitts and Jean of Westhaven, Conn.; two stepdaughters-in-law, Addie Pitts of Mantachie and Vernell Pitts of Ozark; one grandson, Adam Payne of Rossville, Ga.; a number of stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. Pitts Sr.; her parents, Jim and Effie Boren Nanney; a brother, Bobby Gene Nanney; and two stepsons, the Rev. Bonnie Ray Pitts and Lewis Pitts.

Pallbearers will be Marvin L. Payne Jr., Adam Payne, Johnny Davidson, Mark Davidson, Steve Wilburn, Jerry Foster, Roy Hugh Scott, Coy Voyles and Bernis Voyles.

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

 

OPAL PITTS

BOONEVILLE - Opal Fraser Pitts, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Pitts and his wife, Elaine, of Little Rock, Ark., Bobby Pitts and his wife, Cathie, of Booneville, and Joseph Terry Pitts of Brunswick, Ga.; two sisters, Marie Boren of Memphis and Ella Griffin of Truman, Ark.; a brother, W.C. Fraser of Louisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Mike Pitts, Karen Breeding, Kim Reese, Erik Pitts, Teresa Rimmer, Matthew Pitts, Jody Pitts and Brandy Pitts; 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Pitts; her parents, G.C. and Willie Massey Fraser; two sisters; and one brother.

Pallbearers will be Mike Pitts, Erik Pitts, Jody Pitts, Doug Reese, Greg Rimmer and Michael Leanch.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

ROBERT C. PITTS

BOONEVILLE - Robert C. Pitts, 87, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a beet illness. He was a self employed truck driver and a Baptist. He had owned and operated Pins Fruit Stand in Booneville.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Opal Plus: three sons, Gary (Elaine) Pigs of Little Rock, Ark., Bobby (Cathie) Pitts of Booneville, and Joseph Terry Pigs of Brunswick, Ga.; two sisters, Violene Hughes of Burton and Hosnalene Patterson of Hot Springs, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Mike Pitts, Karen Breeding, Kim Reese, Erik Pitts, Teresa Rimmer, Matthew Pitts, Jody Pitts and Brandy Pitts; nine great grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

THOMAS PITTS

GOLDEN - Thomas Eugene "Tommy" Pitts, 41, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at the Red Bay Hospital. He as an employee of Homan Woods Sawmill for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Pitts, and his mother, Mary Mayhall.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with the Rev. Carnie Grimes officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include five brothers, Alton Pitts of Clarksdale, Hoyt Pitts of Trinity, Texas, Edward Pitts of Tupelo, John Pitts and Bobby Pitts, both of Fulton; two sisters, Betty Buchanan of Fulton and Ann Mayhall of Golden; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Crocker, Pete Mayhall, Allen Mayhall, Billy Burns, Brian Gann and Mike Sartan.

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

 

THOMAS H. PITTS

In the death last Tuesday night of Thomas H. Pitts, the county lost a splendid and outstanding citizen. He had suffered a paralytic stroke while at work a few days before his death.

Mr. Pitts was born and reared in the fifth district where he spent all his life. He was the son of the late Tobe Pitts, who was a gallant Confederate veteran, his father lived to be above 90 years of age, he passed away in the same house he was born in.

Mr. Pitts was married in March 1900 to Miss Gertrude Hopper and to this union six children were born, five of whom survive.

He was a kind and devoted husband and an affectionate father, who did all he could to promote the welfare of his children. He was a good citizen and an accommodating neighbor, who was ever ready to help those in need. He was 66 years old.

He is survived by his devoted wife, three sons, Robert, of Booneville; Henry of Memphis and Elmore; and two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Patterson and Mrs. Carl Hughes of Booneville and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Hare and Mrs. Allen Smith of Booneville.

Funeral services were held at the Mount Pleasant Church and were conducted by Bro Joe H. Crawford and Bro. G. P. Mayo and the body was laid to rest in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A large crowd of friends came to pay a tribute of love and respect.

The pallbearers were: Guy Hare, Oscar Walden, Jesse Horn, Marvin Breedlove and Elton Smith.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent Thursday 20 July 1939

 

BILL PITTS

GLEN - William Theodore "Bill" Pitts Sr., 63, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at his home. He was a truck driver and a member of the First Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the First Pentecostal Church with Bro. Eddie McFalls and Bro. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in Little Flock Cemetery in Cairo. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Barbara Pitts of Glen; three sons, Kenneth W. Pitts of Glen, Sean W. Pitts of Riverview, Mich., and William Theodore Pitts Jr. of Pinckey, Mich.; a sister, Gladys Hoeft of Hazel Park, Mich.; his father-in-law, David Defoor; two sisters-in-law, Linda King and husband, Danny, and Joetta Stecz; two aunts, Pernie Andrews and Lessie Foster; an uncle, John and Geneva Hayes; numerous neices and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie T. Pitts; his mother, Lola Bell Ferrell Pitts; two sisters, Barbara Barber and Betty Martin; and his mother-in-law, Josie Kirk Defoor.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Hight, Boby Ashcraft, Sammy Rowsey, Aaron Bonds, Gary Barnes and Paul Vandiver.

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

 

INEZ PLAXCO

CORINTH - Inez North Plaxco, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of Alcorn County, she was born March 23, 1931, to the late Edward Herbert and Reedie Williams North. Her lifelong love was music. She was a member of the Corinth Music Club for many years and a soloist for local churches and many funerals. She was a member of Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Roy E. Plaxco of Corinth; a daughter, June Plaxco of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Howard North, and two sisters, Genelle North George and Audrey North Duffey.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Organ Fund.

 

ERIC PLAXICO

RIENZI - Marshall Eric Plaxico, 23, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, as the result of an automobile accident of Highway 356. He was an employee of Triple R Trailers. He loved NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Cleveland officiating. Burial will be in the Kemps Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Donna Plaxico of Rienzi; his father, James Plaxico of Booneville; his sister, Jamie Bascomb and husband, Adam, of Rienzi; his grandmother, Shirley Plaxico of Jumpertown; his grandfather, Walter Hall of Rienzi; his great-grandmother, Thelma Rinehart of Rienzi; his great-grandfather, Marshall Reed of Jumpertown; one niece, Caitlin Bascomb; one nephew, Corey Bascomb; several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, hardy Plaxico; his grandmother, Reba Hall; and one nephew, Skyler Plaxico.

Pallbearers will be Nickey Gooch, Jared Taylor, Chad Mitchell, Adam Bascomb, Joel Tittle and Morris Reece.

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

 

SKYLER PLAXICO

RIENZI - Skyler Garrett Plaxico, 3, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis as the result of an accidental drowning.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Canaan Assembly of God Church in Booneville with Pastor Chuck Kennedy and the Rev. Gary Cleveland officiating. Burial will be in Old Kemp's Chapel Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Adam and Jamie Plaxico Bascomb; his sister and brother, twins Caitlin and Corey Bascomb of the home; his grandparents, James Ray Plaxico of

Booneville, Donna Plaxico of Rienzi and Kathy Shapiro of Corinth; his great-grandparents, Walter W. Hall and Reba W. Hall of Rienzi, and Shirley Plaxico of Rienzi; his uncle, Eric Plaxico of Rienzi.

 

VELMA PLAXICO

CORINTH - Velma Plaxico, 92, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born in Houston and spent most of her adult life in Alcorn County, except for 16 years she lived in Racine, Wisc., where she was a nursing assistant with Racine County Hospital and Home. She was a faithful member of the West Corinth Pentecostal Church, enjoyed quilting, canning food, gardening and was an avid domino player.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Merle Dixon and J.D. Killough officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Robert "Bob" Plaxico of corinth; four daughters, Mary Weeks and Frances Killough, both of Corinth, Johnie Dibala of Scottburg, Oregon, and Etta Ann Davis of Dadott, Wisc.; one sister, Birdie Mae Faulks of Marktree, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Callie Morgan; two brothers, Wilson and Roy Morgan; her sisters, Leona Franks, Annie Joiner, Ruby Merryman, Avis Carry, Juanita McCollum; and her husband, Arnold Plaxico.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Auxiliary of West Corinth Pentecostal Church.

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

 

AUDREY TIDWELL PLUNK

CORINTH - Audrey Tidwell Plunk, 83, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at her home. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coleman-Family Chapel with Bro. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Surratt, Faye Hollis and husband, John, and Sue Doles and husband, William, all of Corinth; three sons, Donny Tidwell and wife, Jessie, and Ronny Tidwell and wife, Margie, all of Corinth, and Bruce Tidwell and wife, Betty, of Michie, Tenn.; three brothers, Dexter Samples and wife, Ruth, R. D. Samples and wife, Kathryn, and Charles Samples and wife, Ann, all of Corinth; 26 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Porter and Lula Samples; her husbands, Aubrey Tidwell and Robert Plunk; a son, Marvin Tidwell; and three sisters, Gladys Bingham, Lema Jackson and Luree Baker.

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

 

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