GLEN RACE

BLACKLAND - Glen Race, 51, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at his home after an extended illness. He was disabled and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Miller Race; three stepdaughters, Lori Jolly and Linda Voyles, both of Corinth, and Carolyn Deen of Hattiesburg; a son, Anthony Cook of the home; three sisters, Marlyn Trowell, Inez Graham and Ann Evans, all of Hazelhurst, Ga.; five grandchildren.

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

 

IRMA RACEY

BILOXI - Irma Wallis Racey, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness. A native of Baldwyn, she married and moved to Biloxi 58 years ago. She was a retired preschool teacher and a member of Bay Vista Baptist Church.

Services will be Monday at Rieman Memorial Funeral Home in Biloxi. Burial will be in the Veterans Cemetery in Biloxi. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Walter Racey of Biloxi; a daughter, Paula Lee and Wayne of Saucier; two sons, Allen Racey and Jeannine of Saucier and Mike Racey and Annette of Chile; two sisters, Edna Hood and Clellon, and Nettie Pierce, all of Baldwyn; two brothers, Charlie Wallis and Betty, and David Wallis and Betty, all of Baldwyn; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

 

MARY ELIZABETH KUYKENDALL RADEN

Mary Elizabeth Kuykendall Raden, 77, of Aberdeen, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with Elder Bobby Howell officiating. Burial was in the Bourlan Cemetery.

Mrs. Raden was born Dec. 30, 1923, in Fulton to William Albert and Ida Perla Howel Kuykendall. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and the V. F. W. Women's Auxiliary. She was a retired seamstress am had lived in Aberdeen for 46 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Gals Raden Young and her husband, Brick, of Aberdeen, two sons, Garry Murl Raden and his wife Fredia, of Booneville, and John Roddy Raden and his wife, Susan, of Houston. Texas: six grandchildren, Chris Winders, Elizabeth Raden, Amy Raden, Stephen Young, Luke Raden and Chelsea Lane Raden, two great-grandchildren, Jasmine Raden and Mills Christopher Winders.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dillard Murl Raden.

Pallbearers were Stephen Young, Luke Raden, Darrell Rowell, Dennis Herndon, Charles Ray Little and Jerry Blue.

Honorary pallbearers were Ray Allen, Chris Winders, Mike Ericksen and James Hall.

 

GRACIE RAGAN

CORINTH - Gracie Jewell Ragan, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at the Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a retired retail clerk. She was a member of the East Hill Baptist Church in Bartlett, Tenn., and a former member of the Farmington Baptist Church. She was a Sunday School teacher for 22 years in Alcorn County.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Coleman Family Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Champion officiating. Burial will be in the Campground Cemetery in Tippah County.

Survivors include two sons, Carey K. Ragan and his wife, Tommie of Germantown, and Grady Randall Ragan and his wife, Pat, of Corinth; her grandchildren, Carey Craig Ragan and Melissa Mills, both of Collierville, Tenn., Ashley Ragan and Erika Middleton, both of Germantown, and Rusty Wood of Verona.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bazil Wilbanks and Martha Jane Forsythe Wilbanks; and her husband, Grady Alexander Ragan, who died in 1994.

Pallbearers will be Carey Craig Ragan, Ashley Ragan, Matthew Middleton, Billy Hopper, Gerald Smith and Paul Durham.

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

 

KATHLEEN RAGAN

CHEWALLA, Tenn. - Kathleen Ragan, 72, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Chewalla Baptist Church.

Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Sue Bingham of Burnsville; a stepdaughter, Lillian Sumner of Corinth; four stepsons, Lloyd Ray Ragan of Eastview, Tenn., Scotty Ragan of Corinth, Larry Ragan of Chewalla, Tenn., and Tommy Ragan of Booneville; two brothers, William Dawson of Selmer, Tenn., and Elmer Dawson of Washington D.C.; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.R. Ragan; a son, Roger Dale Tabor; her parents, Harrison and Lillie Mae Dye Dawson; and a brother, Aaron Dawson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

 

JESSE HAYWARD RAINES

Jesse Hayward Raines, 92, of Adamsville, TN, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Methodist-Lebonheur McNairy. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 20. Burial was in Mt. Vinson Cemetery.

Local survivors include a daughter, Sue Crow of Booneville.

 

JOHN RAINES

SALTILLO - John Wayne Raines, 62, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at his home. He was a retired truck driver. He attended the Euclatubba Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Euclatubba Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Witcher and Bro. Merle Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Euclatubba Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Linda Raines of Saltillo; a daughter, Janice Moore and husband, Perry, of Saltillo; two sons, Alan Raines and wife, Glenda, of Pontotoc, and David Raines and wife, Rachel, of Saltillo; his grandchildren, Zach and Jacob Moore, Brent and Brad Raines, Greg and Timmy Woods, and Josh and Mandi Raines; three brothers, George Raines and wife, Brenda, of Saltillo, Jim Raines and wife, Mary, of Baldwyn, and James Raines and wife, Barbara, of Saltillo; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Aline McBrayer Raines.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

DUDLEY RAKESTRAW

GUNTOWN - Herman Dudley Rakestraw, 64, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at his home. He was a U. S. Army veteran, a retired employee of Super Sagless and a member of Jericho Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Williams officiating. Burial will be in Jericho Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Rakestraw of Saltillo; two sons, Charles Rakestraw and Brad Rakestraw, both of Alpine; three brothers, Harold Rakestraw and Elaine of Saltillo, Norman "Cotton" Rakestraw, and Jack Rakestraw and Jan, all of Jericho; a niece, Pat Woods; a nephew, Michael Rakestraw.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman M. and Christine Epting Rakestraw.

 

HERMAN RAKESTRAW

BALDWYN - Herman Rakestraw, 89, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a resident of the Jericho community and a member of the Jericho Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and an employee of the White Milling Company in Jericho.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Adrian Horn officiating. Burial will be in the Jericho Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Harold Rakestraw and wife, Elaine, of Saltillo, Herman Dudley Rakestraw of Alpine, Cotton Rakestraw of Jericho, and Jack Rakestraw, and wife, Jan, of Jericho, four grandchildren, Pat Woods, Michael Rakestraw, Charles Rakestraw and Brad' Rakestraw; two great grandchildren, Jeremy Woods and Cody Woods

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Epting Rakestraw; his parents, Hubert and Cora Rakestraw; two sisters; and a brother.

Pallbearers will be Joe Epting, Bobby Roger, Gerald White, Jeremy Woods Hoyle Palmer and Pat Hardaway.

 

JAKE T. RAKESTRAW

MYRTLE ‑ Jake T. Rakestraw, 79, died Sunday. Sept. 12, 1999, at L. O. Crosby Memorial Hospital in Picayune. He was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Union County to V. L. and Bonnie Read Rakestraw. He was a retired farmer, a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Mace­donia Baptist Church

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Howell officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Sue Pennington of Myrtle, one brother, Lee Rakestraw of Booneville.

 

LEE RAKESTRAW

BOONEVILLE - Lee Rakestraw, 77, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at his home after a brief illness. He was a retired instructor at Northeast Mississippi Community College with 26 years of service. He was a member of the Booneville Presbyterian Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Dr. Joe Keith Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Bolton Rakestraw; a son, Keith Kelley of lakeside, Calif.; a sister, Sue R. Pennington of Myrtle; a grandson, Bolton Kelley; four nieces, one nephew.

 

LLOYD RALPH

Lloyd Ralph, 80, of Yazoo City, died Saturday, June 2l, 2002, in the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley.

Services were Monday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at Gregory Funeral Home with the Rev. Wallace Williams officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Ralph was a retired welder. He was a native of Ripley and had lived in Yazoo County for 20 years but for the last two years had been a resident of the Ripley Nursing Home. Before his retire­ment he had worked for Pacific Boilers in Michigan City, Ind., and

Zion, Ill. He had also been a caretaker for Strider's Deer Camp in Holly Bluff, Miss.

He is survived by seven sons, Lloyd Ralph Jr. of Ripley, Gene Ralph of Memphis, Dan Ralph of Hickory Flat, Jerry Ralph and David Ralph, both of Yazoo City, Billy Ralph of Pontotoc and Tommy Ralph of Booneville: four daughters, Theresa Ralph and Dian Sawson, both of Pontotoc, Sue Ralph and Linda "Wendy" Ralph, both of Ripley; two brothers, Fred Ralph and "Dib" Ralph, both of Ripley; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

ELIZABETH RAMBO

BOONEVILLE - Elizabeth "Liz" Rambo, 82, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab Center in Booneville. She was born July 19, 1922, in Prentiss County to the late George W. Rutherford Sr. and Mary Spain Rutherford Davis. She retired from The People's Bank & Trust Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, DAR, and past president of B&PW. She was a 1941 graduate of Boonevile High School and loved shopping, sewing, music and playing bridge.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. A private family graveside service will follow in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, James E. Rambo Sr. and his wife, Mary Ann, of Oxford; two grandchildren, James E. "Bo" Rambo Jr. and Jennifer Leigh Rambo Davis; three nieces, Gloria Fraiser, Annette Richey and Elaine Breedlove; a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, George W. Rutherford Jr.

Pallbearers will be Sam Milton, Hubert McDaniels, Travis Childers, Billy Wary, J. Robert Floyd, Kent Geno, John Hatcher, Tim Fraiser, Mike Vernon, Tommy Fraiser and Rusty Fraiser.

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

 

CECIL P. RAMER

CORINTH - Cecil Philip Ramer, 82, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. A life-long resident of Corinth, he was born in 1921, in Rienzi. He graduated from Corinth High School and received his B.B.A. at the University of Mississippi after which he attended Northwestern University's graduate school of business. He served in the U .S. Army during World War II, participating in the Pacific Theatre for three years. He left the service as a First Lieutenant. After retiring from Gentec Hospital and Surgical Supply Co., he formed C.P. Ramer Entertainment Agency, specializing in booking tours and engagements for big-band dance orchestras nationwide. He was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where he had served on the board, was past president of Hillandale Country Club and a former member of the Rotary Club.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Timothy L. Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi City Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Morton Ginn Ramer; two daughters, Rebecca Ramer Northcutt, Marianne Ramer Rogers and her husband, Tom; a stepson, Steve Ginn and his wife, Betty; a stepdaughter, Vickie Ginn Witt; a stepdaughter-in-law, Betty Ginn; five grandchildren, Dee Northcutt and his wife, Sara, Jake Northcutt, Ginger Northcutt, John Rogers and Courtney Rogers Dean and her husband, Jason; four stepgrandchildren, Bryant Ginn and his wife, Carla, Byron Ginn, Blake Ginn and his wife, Yvette; one great-granddaughter, Rebecca Taylor Northcutt; two stepgreat-granddaughters, Anna Ginn and Mary Ellen Harris; a stepgreat-grandson, Seth Paul; and a cousin, Mary Frances Roebke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Philip Ramer and Inez Roebke Ramer; his first wife and the mother of his children, Regina Lowry Ramer; his sister, Dorothy Ramer Burkitt and her husband, Ed; and a nephew, Frank Burkitt.

Pallbearers will be Dee Northcutt, Jake Northcutt, John Rogers, Bryant Ginn, Byron Ginn, Blake Ginn, Jason Dean and Michael Harris.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

 

FORREST STANLEY RAMEY

Forrest Stanley Ramey, 70, of Fulton, died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

He was the oldest son of Dueal V. & Ollie Warren Ramey.  He was a member of the Trinty Baptist Church and a farmer.  He was a retired businessman of 40 years and the owner of Ramey Furniture Co.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bryan Scarbrough and Bro. David Aultman officiating.  Burial was in the Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
 Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Fannie Ramey of Fulton; two daughters, Vanessa Liles and her husband, Jerry, and Rhonda Ray and her husband, Randy, all of Fulton; three brothers, Pete Ramey and L. P. Ramey, both of Fulton, and Terrell Ramey of the Auburn Community; three sisters, Betty Burns, Sue Trimble and Sandy Ramey, all of Marietta; four grandchildren, Elizabeth "Libby" Bridges, Katy Liles, Doug Bridges and Shane Little.
 He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Miranda Ray Little and Susan Marie Liles; his parents, D. V. and Ollie Ramey; and four brothers, Horace "Hoss" Ramey, Harold "Wimp" Ramey, Hollis Ramey and Jim Ramey.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were his nephews, Ronald Burns, Michael Ramey, Stanley Ramey, Roger Ramey, Jeff Ramey, Terry Ramey, Brian Ramey, Russ Ramey, Brady Ramey, Steve Ramey, David Ramey, Brad Ramey, Chip Ramey, and Jason Ramey.

 

 

JIM RAMEY

MARIETTA - Jim Ramey, 53, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 1996, at his home. He served for eight years as 4th District Supervisor in Prentiss County. He was a businessman and served on the Board of Trustees at Northeast Mississippi Community College. He served with the North- east Mississippi Planning and Development District and was a member of the Marietta Lions Club. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Timber Hills Mental Health Services and was instrumental in promoting the Volunteer Fire Department Program in the 4th District of Prentiss County. He was a member of the Marietta Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Mon- day at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ronnie Livingston and Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Pharr Ramey; one daughter, Martha Gail Baird and her husband, Rob, of Houston; two sons, Michael Ramey and his wife, Tina, of Marietta, and Jason Ramey of the home; three sisters, Sue Trimble, Betty Burns and Sandy Ramey, all of Marietta; four brothers, L. P. Ramey, Forrest Ramey and Pete Ramey, all of Fulton, and Terrell Ramey of Tupelo; two granddaughters, Layken Elizabeth Ramey of Marietta and Hillary Nichole Baird of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Burns, Stanley Ramey, Hollis Pharr, Billy Joe Barnes, Robert Taylor, James Newman, Herschel Harris and Wayne Breedlove.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Moore, William McKinney, Joe Wayne Garner, Travis Childers, Joey Langston, Ronald Michael, Rodney Little, Jim Shirley, Steve Patterson, Shane Langston, J. P. Davis and Billy Bain.

 

JUNIOR DUEL RAMEY

Junior Dueal "Pete" Ramey, 71, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at his home after a long illness. He was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Itawamba County to the late Dueal and Ollie Warren Ramey. He was a 1952 graduate of I. A. H. S. He attended Itawamba Junior College before entering the U. S. Air Force. He was veteran of the Korean War while serving in the armed forces from 1953 to 1957. He worked at charm Step before retiring after becoming disabled. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing to the fullest.

 Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in the Itawamba Memorial Gardens.

 Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Avis Frederick Ramey; one son, Stanley Ramey and his wife, Trish; one daughter, Christie Brock and her husband, Tim, all of Fulton; two brothers, Terrell Ramey and his wife, Evelyn, of the Auburn community, and L. P. Ramey and his wife, Sue, of Fulton; three sisters, Betty Barnes and her husband, Clinton, Sue Trimble and her husband, Billy, and Sandy Ramey, all of Marietta; five grandchildren, Corey Brown, Anna Marie Young, Jordan Brock, Marcie Ramey and Chad Ramey; one step-granddaughter, Meagan Holloway.

 He was preceded in death by five brothers, Forrest Ramey, Horace Ramey, Hollis Ramey, Harold "Wimp" Ramey and Jim Ramey; and his parents.

 Pallbearers will be his nephews, Roger Ramey, Steve Ramey, David Ramey, Brad Ramey, Jeff Ramey, Terry Ramey, Chip Ramey, Russ Ramey, Brian Ramey, Brady Ramey, Michael Ramey, Jason Ramey and Ronald Burns.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

ROBERTA RAMEY

BALDWYN - Roberta "Bert" Ramey, 54, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Johnny Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery at New Site.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Ramey of Baldwyn; a son, Greg Stacy of Baldwyn; a daughter, Amanda Ramey of Baldwyn; three sisters, Ailee Coopwood of Mt. Pleasant, Susie Edgeworth of Plantersville and Elan Underwood of Guntown; six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Ramey; a granddaughter, Victoria Grace; and her parents, Robert and Arlene Morris.

Visitation will continue at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

BILLY DON RAMSEY JR.

IUKA - William D. "Billy Don" Ramsey Jr., 62, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at the West Tennessee Transitional Care in Jackson, Tenn. He was the director of Fiscal Services at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis for 22 years. He was currently employed as the director of Reimbursement with West Tennessee Healthcare in Jackson, Tenn. He was past president of the Tennessee Chapter of the Hospital Financial Management Association. He was a former member of the Mississippi National Guard. He was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Memphis. He was a graduate of Iuka High School and Mississippi State University. He was an avid MSU football fan, and enjoyed golf and bowling.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Iuka Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Swimmer and the Rev. Maurice Hollingsworth officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Jones Ramsey of Jackson, Tenn.; a daughter, Becky Johnson and husband, Chris, of Jackson, Tenn.; a brother, Jimmy Floyd Ramsey of Perry, Fla.; three sisters, Corrie Ruth Ramsey of Iuka, Abbie Byrom of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Katie Chandler of New Albany; one grandchild, Luke Johnson of Jackson, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Buster and Marie Ramsey; a daughter, Debbie Ramsey; and a son, Don Ramsey.

Pallbearers will be Bill Carpenter, Doug Lynch, Tommy Haskins, Charles Emerick, Richard Clark, Freddy White, Jim Ramsey, Tony Gaines and Barry Joyce.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta GA 30329.

 

BOBBY GENE RAMSEY

BALDWYN - Bobby Gene Ramsey, 64, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 30, 1940, to the late Will and Charlene Spencer. She was a member of Wolf Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. L.A. Springfield officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Shelby Jean Williams (Russell) of Rienzi, Shelia Jane Riley (Gary) of Baldwyn, Willie Mae Jones (Jerome) of Booneville, Kimberly Ann Harris (Melvis) of Guntown and Shemeka Nicole Hill (Dale) of Saltillo; a son, Danny Ramsey (Melissa) of Booneville; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Peggy Spencer, Mary Barnett and Betty Price (Curtis), all of Baldwyn; two brothers, Robert Spencer and William Spencer (Donna), both of Baldwyn; a special friend, Luella Shumpert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Jr. Ramsey, and three brothers, Ed Spencer, C.V. Spencer and Wayne Spencer.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today, with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

SHERRY RAMSEY

IUKA - Sherry Ramsey, 57, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at her home. She was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church. A loving wife, a caring mother and a grandmother who enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, she devoted herself to her family and friends and left a lasting impact on the lives of those she touched.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Iuka Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Holcomb and Bro. Jerry Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Ramsey of Iuka; her parents, Cladron and Tiny Parker of Tishomingo; a son, Jimmy Ramsey Jr. and Tammy of Savannah, Tenn.; a daughter Mechelle James and husband, Jimmy, of Iuka; a sister, Hildred Tidwell of Dennis; grandchildren, Hunter and Ty James, and Macayla and Colton Kiddy.

Pallbearers will be Bill Moore, Frank Williams Jr., Buddy James, Milton Myhand, Norman Ham and Dan Young.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Wheels of Northeast Mississippi Car Club.

Memorials may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church.

 

 

MARY SMITH RAMSEY

IUKA - Mary Smith Ramsey, 92, died Friday, July 21, 2000 a the Tishomingo Living Center, Iuka. She was a member of Allsboro United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. Mrs. Ramsey was born in Kansas, and was the widow of V. C. Ramsey of Iuka

She is survived by, a step daughter Mary E. Blunt of Tishomingo,  Ms, 3 step grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren, a sister, Ester Dean of Kansas, and one brother, Walter Smith of Kansas.

Visitation will be from 6 - 9 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services, 2 p.m. Sunday July 23, with Rev. W. T. Dexter officiating

Burial will be in Patrick Cemetery

 

HATTIE CLARA RANDALL

Hattie Clara Randall, 68, died Monday, Aug. 28 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center She was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Lee County. She was a graduate of Cedar Hill High School She was a retired employee of BellSouth, where she worked for 30 years, and a member of West Mooreville Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and springtime.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Guy Parker, the Rev. William T. Warren and the Rev. Frank W Smith officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Edward Randall of Tupelo; one son, Eddie Randall, and his wife, Alice, of Tupelo; one daughter, Harriet Holt, and her husband, J. J, of Tupelo; three sisters, Jessie Mae Floyd of Guntown, Ruby Mansell and her husband, Ellzey, of Mooreville, and Beulah Tennyson and her husband, House, of Booneville, one brother, Cecil Ray Floyd of Guntown, one sister in law, Wanda Floyd of Steens; five grandchildren, Brandon Randall, Zachary Randall, Grady Randall, Wesley Holt and Tre Holt, all of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Donna Randall: two sisters, Lana M Mansell and Ellener Holmes; three brothers William Thomas Floyd, the Rev. Henry A Floyd and Luther Ellis Floyd.

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

 

RUTH RANDLE

IUKA - Ruth Kimberly Randle, 97, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She joined the Iuka United Methodist Church at a young age. After marriage, she moved her membership to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a pianist for many years. After the death of her husband, she moved her membership back to the Iuka United Methodist Church, where she remained a member until her death. She enjoyed Bible study, women's church activities, sewing, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Ed Temple and the Rev. Frank Burton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two nephews, Gene and Inez Kimberly of Iuka, and Dan and Margaret Kimberly of Campbell, Calif.; six nieces, Jo Ann and Allen Layson of Reform, Ala., Ruth and Al Zeits of Roseville, Calif., Elsie Ellora Castleberry of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Jean Kimberly of Iuka, Willodean and Jack Thorne of Iuka, and Becky Deaton Swanson of Counce, Tenn.; a great-niece, Vickie and Don Upton of Columbus; numerous other great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvah Pruitt Randle; her parents, Samuel A. and Edna Wood Kimberly; a sister, Victoria Kimberly Gravette; and four brothers, Perry, Elmer, Ed and Sam Kimberly.

Pallbearers will be D.O. Jourdan III, Art Bonds, R.L. Brown Jr., R.L. Brown III, Jackie Bryant and Donnie Brown.

Honorary pallbearers include Robbie Grisham, Johnny Castleberry and Dan Young.

Memorials may be made to the Iuka United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

OLIVER T. "BUD" RANDOLPH JR.

Oliver T. "Bud" Randolph Jr., 63, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was a native of Iuka and a resident of Memphis. He was a retired machinist for Quebequor Printing Co. of Memphis.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Methodist Church with the Rev. Nelson Hight and Bro. Albert Long officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include, his wife, Linda F. Stricklin Randolph of Memphis, his mother, Johnny E. Randolph of Iuka; one son, Kenneth Wayne Randolph of Memphis; one daughter, Debbie Elizabeth Randolph Rhoades and her husband, Jim, of Olive Branch, two brothers and their wives Jimmy and Libby Randolph of Ashland, and Eddie and Phyllis Randolph of Belden;; three sisters, Judy Reid and her husband, David, of Tallopoosa, Ga., Carolyn Cowan and her husband, Mike, of Glen, and Mary Johnson of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren, Conrad, Chris Samantha and Veda Faye.

He was preceded in death by son, Timothy Ray Randolph; and his father, O. T. Randolph Sr.

Pallbearers were David Reid, Mike Gowan, Jerry Linton, Bobby Milam, Bobby Lytal, and James Dixon.

 

RUTH RANSOM

TUPELO - Ruth Spradling Ransom, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a former resident of Tunica and Oxford. She was a homemaker and a member of Springdale Freewill Baptist Church. She was the widow of E.C. Ransom.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Castilo officiating. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Imogene Baldwyn of Corinth; two brothers, Billie Spradling of Lubbock, Texas, and Charles M. Spradling of Olive Branch; a good friend, Dorothy Brewer of Tunica.

Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Springdale Cemetery Fund.

 

JOHN RAPER

RED BAY, Ala. - John Raymond "John Boy" Raper, 44, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, in Red Bay, Ala. He was a native of Red Bay and the son of the late Thurston and Jewell Raper. He was a certified machine operator and stone minor. He was a member of the Church of God.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Jimmy Massey officiating. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery in Hodges, Ala.

Survivors include two children, Daphne Roberts and husband, Andy, of Munford, Ala., and Molly Raper of California; one grandchild, Casey Roberts of Munford, Ala.; one sister, Judy Pounds and husband, Rance, of Tishomingo; seven brothers, Marvin Raper of Pell City, Ala., Gary Raper and wife, Sue, Allen Raper and wife, Joan, and Scotty Raper and wife, Brenda, all of Vina, Ala., Larry Raper and wife, Sue, of Talladega, Ala., Mike Raper and wife, Deb, of Red Bay, and Tim Raper and wife, Paula, of Russellville, Ala.; his wife, Donna Raper of Red Bay.

Pallbearers will be Todd Raper, Josh Raper, Donald Raper, Timothy Raper, Gary Dewayne Raper, Mark Massey and Steven Watson.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

SAMUEL JACKSON RAPER

A Profile of A Pioneer

Rev. Samuel Jackson "Jack" Raper

The story of the pioneers is a thrilling tale of men and women who pushed America's frontier from the Appalachian Mountains to the Pacific Ocean I here are many famous frontiersmen among them -Daniel Boone, Kit Carson and Davy Crockett but the real heroes of the frontier were the thousands of pioneers who never became famous. Their courage and hard work tamed a wilderness and made way for the rise of it great nation. The story of their courage and achievements still thrills Americans today because they left an inheritance.

This is not the story of pioneer in the 1700 or I800's who struggled through the rugged Appalachian Mountains facing danger at each turn of the trail, but rather one whose life spans most of the Twentieth century. H us story is the story of a malt who has hazarded his life to explore frontiers of unreached people

I call not tell of all his achievements lit this short story, but it is my privilege and honor to introduce you to a pioneer, one who has tamed a wilderness and make way for thousands to find Clod real to their souls.

It was nit a hot August 17, 1909, that the home of Joseph and Viola Raper was illuminated by the birth of a precious blue-eyed boy, to whom they gave the name Samuel Jackson Raper who most of the time was called Jack. At the early age of three, Jack was left without the guidance of a lather when Joseph, a Methodist preacher cited

Because of financial adversity after the death of Joseph Viola. Jacks mother sold their little farm and paraphernalia in order to pay doctor hills and burial fur her husband. This deemed that they move from their then present location. 3 miles cast of Elvis Presley Drive, into Tupelo to secure work for family income. During the transition Jack lived in the home of his grandfather, John Bennett. Jack lived with his Grandparents until the age of ten, by this time Jack had become aquatinted with hard work on the farm.

In November 1928, When Jack was nineteen, he married a beautiful young lady by the name of Beatrice Dean. In the year 1931, their first child Mildred little was born bringing toy and gladness to the Riper Family. This happiness was soon interrupted when Mildred at the age of two fell into their fireplace and suffered severe burns. The following thirty days were horror for lack and Beatrice as they witnessed their beloved child die on January 7, 1933

During the time of Mildred's sickness and the bereavement that followed her death, Jack sought a companionship that he had never previously desired. a companionhip with God. This led to his conversion and on August 19, 1933 he repented of his sins, and was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and was gloriously filled with the Spirit of God.

The two years following his conversion were years in close communion with God by which he experienced marvelous encounters leading him into the ministry. His ministry began in 1935 when he preached the first sermon on the Court Square in Tupelo. MS.

The love for people and his willingness to help them with their varied needs soon gained Jack Raper respect from Lee and adjoining counties.

To reveal to you this respect ht, funeral conduction should be a record of convince. He preached funerals, hundreds untold, across Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

The name Jack was soon used with reverence as men and women watched a man possessed with i burden and zeal go forth declaring the Eternal Proclamation of God. It then became Brother Jack or Brother Riper, as he evangelized in tents and brush Harbors in Mississippi and Alabama.

Rev. Jack Raper was directly responsible for the establishment of four churches. In 1940 Bro. Raper began his first home missionary work tit a small community cast of Tupelo known as Richmond. The work began as his congregation assembled in his front yard. As a result a beautiful church was erected.

During his ministry at the Richmond Pentecostal Church. Rev. Raper was also called by God to pioneer two, new frontiers, Courtland and Red Bay, both in Alabama. There now exists established churches in both towns because of a pioneer.

In 1958 Bro. Raper felt in his heart by the leadership of the Spirit of God to move from Richmond to a community near Moulton, Alabama While he was there he received permission from the United Pentecostal Church, Alabama District to build another church which is a growing work today.

After pasturing in the State of Alabama, Bro. Raper came back to the church at Richmond, where he pastured a thriving, growing church in his latter years.

Most recently Bro. Raper was assisting his sun-tit-Law, Rev. John McAlister at the Verona United Pentecostal Church.

Bro. Raper, love for God, his love for the word of God, in passion for the ministry and his compassion for the poor people. should always he in inspiration to us .ill This is the type man that was referred to in Psalms chapter 1: his delight was in the law of the Lord, and in his law he meditated day and night, he was like a tree planted by the waters, that brought forth fruit in his season.

Stories about the marvelous leadership deep love and concern for people that this pioneer had will thrill many for years to come a real hero in pioneering the Gospel who may never be famous in the limelight of this world, but will always be famous in the word of God. It is without doubt that this man is receiving .t standing ovation from angels and is hearing the clapping of nail-scarred hands.

We arc not writing to boast of the good deeds of this pioneer but we arc boasting of a man who allowed God to direct him for over 45 years. This Pioneer may have moved from the scene but has felt us a great inheritance.

Funcial services for this great pioneer will be at 2:00 p.m. January 9, at First United Pentecostal Church.

Lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Rev. S. J. Raper Life Center lit care of First United Pentecostal Church. PO Box 399, Verona, MS 38879.

 

KAY DILWORTH RASCO

Kay Frances Dilworth Rasco, 78, of Evanston, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, after battling brain cancer for nine months.

She was born in Rienzi, to Sophia and Robert Dilworth. Raised picking cotton (from age six) and milking cows on her parents' farm during the Great Depression, she ended up in Who's Who in the World. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature at the University of Mississippi and her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. She was an instructor in English at Western Illinois University, 1953-54, 56-60, and at Northwestern University 1960-61; lecturer at De Paul University, Chicago, 1969, 1971-74; master teacher of English at Yale University, summers 1963, 64, 66, 67. She taught English at New Trier Township High School, Winnetka, Ill., 1961-69, `71-73, becoming a beloved and admired mentor to many fine students.

From 1969 to 1971 she was associate professor of English at American University in Cairo, Egypt. In 1978-79 she was one of only three women professors at Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, the oldest university in the world. Her second career began as a sales associate at Merrill Lynch Realty, 1973-76, `78-83, and she served as manager of area sales, 1983-89. She and her husband then purchased Sarah Bustle Antiques in Evanston, Ill., operating it until retiring in 2002. During that time their store was named Readers' Choice of Best Antique Store in North Shore Magazine. She was a devoted member of Rotary International and served as president of Evanston Lighthouse Rotary 1999-2000.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Lavon Rasco of Evanston, Ill.; son, Manfred Ray, Skokie; daughters, Francine (Chip Elliott) of Columbus, Ohio, and Karen (David Wilhelm) of Evanston; grandchildren, Manfred Ray Jr. (Marcella Bicoff), Highland Park, and Jennifer Ray, Bowling Green, Ohio; greatgranddaughter, Isabela Ray, Highland Park; a sister, Marie Dicus, of Kemp, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

 

AUSTIN RAST

IUKA - Austin Rast, 71, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family.

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

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Frances Rast of Iuka; two daughters, Kathy Flanagan of Tishomingo and Jeannie Helton of Iuka; two sons, Donny Rast and Richie Rast, both of Iuka; a brother, Lee Allen Rast of Pearl; a stepsister, Lila Hunter of Millington, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Misty Thompson of Lake Charles, La., and Corey Helton, Adam Rast, Alex Rast and Austin Rast, all of Iuka; a great-grandchild, Madison Thompson of Lake Charles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Velter Rast; and two brothers, Armster Rast and William Harold Edmondson.

Pallbearers will be Marty Stanford, Robert Stringer, Johnny Luttrell, Deleanor McKee, Johnny Hendrix and Tommy Hester.

Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Stanford and Johnny Stanford.

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

 

GARVIN RAST

TISHOMINGO - Garvin Rast, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at his home. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from General Motors in Ypsilanti, Mich., where he worked for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing and tinkering in his garage.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Bro. R. C. Scott officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph Rast and wife, Tish, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Larry Rast and wife, Marilyn, of Lecanto, Fla.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Rast; a sister, Katie Ruth Bonds; and a brother, Marvin Rast.

Pallbearers will be Gene Crane, David Thorne, Stanley Bonds, Aaron Bonds, Tulon Keith and Jerry Don Keith.

Memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis TN 38148-0552.

 

JOHNNIE CUTHON RAST

Johnnie Cuthon Rast, 75, died Sunday, February 13, 2000 at his residence in Corinth. He was a member of Waldron Street Christian Church, an avid outdoorsman, married for 45 years, worked at Worsham Bros., Century Electric and TVA Yellow Creek.  He was preceded in death by his father, Fred A. Rast , his mother, Lizzie Rutherford Rast, and 2 sisters, Virginia Rast and Doris Whirley Burchfield.

Mr. Rast is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bonitha Rast of Corinth: 3 daughters, Theresa Calhoun Dolawy of Dallas, TX, Shirlie Lollis Felks of Rienzi, Connie Vatalaro of Corinth; 2 grandchildren Heather Lollis and Megan Felks; 2 step grandchildren, Wesley Felks and Monica Felks; 1 step great grandchild, Madeline Felks; 3 sisters, Shirley Voyles, Nell Southheavner both of Corinth, and Dimple Caldwell of Kossuth, MS.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at Magnolia Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at the Magnolia Funeral Home Caple with Ted Advent officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

PAULINE RAST

CORINTH - Pauline Bowen Rast, 96, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born Feb. 7, 1908, in McNairy County, Tenn., to Charlie Martin and Lina Jane North Bowen. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Charles Curtis officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery in Guys, Tenn.

Survivors include one brother, Jess T. Bowen of Guys, Tenn.; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jesse King and George L. Rast; her sons, Charles McKinley King and Benny Cleston King; three brothers; and three sisters.

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

 

PAUL RATHER

BOONEVILLE - Paul Rather, 72, died Saturday, June 3, 1995, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was retired from AT&T. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Duff officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Beat- rice Fraser Rather; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be J. L. Bames, C. P. Morrison, L. E. Whitt, S. W. Beaty, Ford Hollis, Billy Botts, D. P. Cochran, Benny Waycaster and H. L. Brewer.

 

JUNIOR RATLIFF

GUNTOWN - Earl Prentiss "Junior" Ratliff, 55, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City, Arkansas, as the result of an automobile accident. His wife was killed in the same accident. He was an employee of the Benton County School System where he taught at Hickory Flat High School. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Kesler-Coggins Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Kermit Brann officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Luevenie Ratliff of Guntown; one sister, Mary McCreary and her husband, Freddie, of Guntown; one brother, Stanley Ratliff and his wife, Donna, of Guntown; three stepchildren, Hailey, Courtney and Kelsey Brown of the home; 13 nieces and nephews; eight grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Prentiss Ratliff Sr.

Pallbearers will be Chris, Jeff and Marty McCreary, Donny Ratliff, Eric Chesnutt, Ben Foster, Steve and Wayne Minor.

 

DR. LEON H. RATLIFF

BELMONT - Dr. Leon H. Ratliff, 70, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at his residence after a long illness. He was born Feb. 21, 1929, to Paul and Alice Ratliff. He served in the United Stales Navy from 1945 until 1947. He married Mavis Jean Garrett in 1948. He used his Veteran Bill benefits to help pay his way through college, first at Northeast Mississippi Junior College and then the University of Mississippi. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in 1956. After serving a year internship at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis, he returned to Northeast Mississippi to establish a general practice. He continued this medical work for 40 years in Belmont. He worked with the Belmont Chamber of Commerce to help bring an airport and several businesses to the area. He was a 32nd Degree member of the Hamasa Temple of the Shrine. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Belmont. He was past president of the Northeast Mississippi Medical Society.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Wayne Watts and Bro. Jack Maroon officiating. Private graveside services will be held at Belmont Memorial Garden. Banter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jean Ratliff of Belmont; three children, Dr. Don Ratliff and his wife, Kathy P. Ratliff, and Steve Ratliff and his wife, Kathy F. Ratliff, all of Belmont and Ken Fault of Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren, Chris Ratliff, Lee Ratliff, Lacey Ratliff, Brent Retire and Melissa Ratliff; his mother, Alice Ratliff of Prentiss County; two brothers, Lamer Ratliff and Lindon Ratliff of Prentiss County; one sister in law, Martha Ann DeVaughn and her husband. Billy Joe, of Baldwyn; one niece, Dee Dee Pruitt of Baldwyn

Pallbearers will be Lamer Bolton, Tim Burton, Gary Northington, Willie Smith, Billie Epps and Pat Allen.

He was preceded in death by his father. Paul Ratliff.

 

 

OPAL RATLIFF

BOONEVILLE - Opal Lee Malone Ratliff died Sunday. Dec. 24, 2000, at her home after an extended illness. She was born June 24, 1923, in the Ratliff community to Vasser Malone and Willie Etta Elliff Malone. She married John Ratliff in 1945; he died Dec. 19, 1991. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company and was a breeder of German shepherd dogs until she became disabled. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Booneville. She enjoyed taking care of her Yorkshire Terrier, Romeo.

Services were Tuesday. Dec. 26, 2000, at Calvary Baptist Church in Booneville with Bro. James Tidwell officiating and Courtney Tollison giving the eulogy. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery in Guntown. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Donna Baine of Booneville, Kay Fredrick of Booneville, Jimma Lambert of Corinth and Myra Kraus and her husband, Dr. Fred Kraus, of Memphis; one son, Chris Ratliff and his wife, Dana, of Booneville; five granddaughters, three grandsons, one great granddaughter, three great-grandsons.

Pallbearers were Marlin Bingham, Thurman Bingham, Charles Crabb, Jason Frederick, Brian Spencer and Scott Lassiter.

 

WILLIAM T. RATLIFF

CORINTH - William Thomas "Big Daddy" Ratliff, 94, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He attended school in Ripley. He loved baseball; the Atlanta Braves was his favorite team. He was an avid fisherman. He worked as an auto mechanic for Charlie Epperson's and Bob Little's Service Station on College Hill for many years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mason St. Luke M.B. Church with the Rev. Lynn Bess officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grayson's Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Jessie (Barbara) Ratliff and Joe Ed (Lola) Ratliff, both of Champaign-Urbana, Ill.; four daughters, Daisy (Angus) Gardner of Champaign-Urbana, Ill., Ethel (Joe) Mann of Corinth, Mary Helen (Leonard) Brock of Tishomingo and Francis Hunt of East St. Louis, Kan.; three brothers, Rev. Charlie (Betty) Ratliff and Joe Ratliff, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Fred Ratliff of Memphis; three sisters, Francis Hunt of East St. Louis, Ill., Berta Sue Glover of Charleston and Gerdaine Goodman of Cleveland, Ohio; a special daughter-in-law, Paulette Sanders,, and a special son, Moses Morris; 30 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, William "Bud" T. Ratliff Jr.; two daughters, Inez McManus and Ernestine Thompson; his wife, Ida Mae Flemming Ratliff; his parents, Joe Ed and Berta Alexander Ratliff.

His grandsons will be pallbearers. His granddaughters will be flower girls.

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

 

DAVID RAY

CORINTH - David Royce Ray, 25, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident at the intersection of Hwy. 45 S. and Hwy. 356. He was born June 5, 1979, in Selmer, Tenn. He was a 1998 graduate of Kossuth High School. He was an employee of Ashley Inc. in Ecru and a member of Charity Christian Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Travis Smith and Bro. Kara Blackard officiating. Burial will be in Wheeler Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Jimmy and Pat Ray of Corinth; a son, Branden Ray of Corinth; a daughter, Anna Marie Ray of Corinth; two sisters, Stacy Ray Sanders and husband, Ryan, and Tracey Ray Sanders and husband, Brad, all of Corinth; his grandmother, Bertha Ray of Corinth; three nephews, Casey Roach, Skylar Sanders and Elijah Sanders; a special friend, Jena Sanchez; the mother of his children, Kristie Ray; a special aunt and uncle, Marie and Herman Newton.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester and Icie Pearl Hopkins and Earlie Ray; and a nephew, Caleb Roach.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Nelms, Carl Eaton, Steven Grisham, Jeff Hopkins, Ronald Hopkins, Bobby Hopkins and Tracey Roach.

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

Memorial donations may be made to a trust fund in memory of David R. Ray at Commerce National Bank, 306 S. Cass St., Corinth, MS 38834.

 

DORIS RAY

WHEELER - Doris Hardy Ray, 711, died Saturday. April 29, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was a retired employee of the Wheeler School System and was employed with the Green Thumb Program until March of 1999. She was a member of Wheeler Baptist Church.

Services will be al 4 p.m. today al Waters Funeral Home will, Bro. Terry Hall and special friend Freddy McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Jul my Ray and his wife, Julie, of Saltillo, Larry Ray of Pleasant Ridge, Hannon Ray and his wife, Star, of Tupelo and Mitchell Ray and his wile, Tattle, of Saltillo; one sister, Annie Ruth Smithey of Pleasant Ridge; one brother, Coyt Hardy and his wife, Elizabeth, of Jackson; one sister in law, Madsen Knowles of Baldwyn one aunt, Edna Rice of Baldwyn; her grandchildren, Sherry Derrick, Michelle Bair, Holly Hood, Adam Hay. Amanda Whitehead. Michael Hay, Summer Ray. Sky Ray, Storm Ray, Tessa Ray, Joshua Ray, Hunter Ray, Tim and Thomas Myhand; her great grandchildren, Ashleigh, Nikki, Morgan, Scotty, B. J., T. J., Katy and Dakota; her special friends, Olen Thompson and Charlene Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ray; one granddaughter, Mitzi Ray Patterson, and one brother. Archie Hardy

 

DON C. REDDING

CORINTH - Don C. Redding, 75, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Jacksonville, Fla., to John H. and Virlyn Redding. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., graduating from Central High School where he was a golden glove boxer, football letterman and an Arthur Murray dance instructor. He attended Northeast Miss Junior College on a football scholarship and later the University of Mississippi. While at Northeast, he met Ann McCalla of Biggersville and married Aug. 23, 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was the president and CEO of Treasurer Loans, Inc. He was a member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir, participated in the men's Sunday School class and served as a deacon and elder and as church treasurer for 16 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the New Hope Presbyterian Church with Dr. Eldridge Fleming officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Donnie C Redding and wife, Serita, Ted A. Redding and wife, Amanda, and John M. Redding, all of Corinth; four daughters, Mary Ann Wilbanks and husband, Kimble, of Corinth, Jeanne Crosby and husband, Matthew, of Memphis, Jane Marrero and husband, Kyle, of Baton Rouge, La., and Ann Robinson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one sister, Ann Robinson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; seven grandchildren.

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

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

 

JIMMY REED

BOONEVILLE - Jimmy Dale Reed, 52, died Friday. July 16, 1999, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a sudden illness. He was a mechanic.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery

Survivors include one daughter, Lana Reed Eaton of Booneville; his father, Marshall Reed of Jumpertown; three sisters, Shirley Plaxico and Beatrice Reed, both of Jumpertown and Carolyn Michaels of Booneville, four brothers, Joe Reed of Jumpertown, Floyd Reed of Corinth, Bill Reed and Kenneth Reed, bath of Booneville: one granddaughter, Laken Eaton of Booneville.

Visitation will be from 1 until 10 p.m. today and until service time

 

 

MARY LAUDERDALE REED

Mary Lauderdale Reed, 82, of Thrasher, died, Thursday, May 9, 2002, at her home after an extended illness.

Services were Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Steve Pope and Minister J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery.

Mrs. Reed was retired from Prentiss Manufacturing Company and was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clinton Reed. six sisters, Nettie Staggs, Frances Hughes, Sudie Murphy, Vesta Whitehead, Naomi Lauderdale and infant sister Lauderdale, four brothers, Henry Lauderdale, Millard Lauderdale, Donald Lauderdale and Sidney Lauderdale.

She is survived by two daughters. Jane Allen of Thrasher and Ann Stevens and her husband, Raver, of Booneville: five grandchildren, Michael Stevens and his wile. Elaine, Margaret Yates, Eddie Allen and his wife, Lisa, Kim Williams and her husband, Ralph, and Trent Allen: nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

WINNIE REED

AMORY - Winnie Kelly Reed, 90, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Amory after a long illness. She was born Sept. 8, 1912, in Potts Camp to the late John E. and Iona Jane Cox Kelly. She lived in Tupelo and in Amory for 64 years. She married George McKinley Reed in December 1930. She was a homemaker and a member of North Boulevard Christian Church in Amory, where she was active in church activities.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with the Rev. Ferman Anderson and the Rev. Buzz Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory.

Survivors include a son, Wesley Reed and wife, Gloria, of Starkville; three daughters, Eva Morgan of Ponca City, Okla., Louise Coggin and husband, Richard, of Booneville, and Lois White and husband, Bobby, of Aberdeen; a brother, Charles Kelly of Tupelo; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, George McKinley Reed, in 2000; and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Butch White, Barry White, Craig Reed, Brad Reed, Rick Coggin, Rod Coggin and Dr. Ken Goodwin.

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

 

H. W. REES

H. W. Rees Passes Away Late Saturday

Following a long period of failing health, Hard W. Rees quietly passed into the beyond last Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Van McHaffey in the Biggersville area-

Mr. Rees was around 80 years of age and had spent many years as a citizen of Prentiss County. He first lived near Rienzi and then moved to Booneville a number of years ago. He had taken an active part in church life, being a devoted and leading member of the Methodist Church. He was for many years a member of the District Conference and did much to dispatch its business. He was well rounded and fully informed on the topics of the day and stood for the better things of life in community. He served his district as a member, of the Board of Supervisors.

No man was better informed on matters of history pertaining to this section of Mississippi and from time to time wrote a number of most interesting stories connected with the development of Prentiss County. No man will be more greatly missed than he by those who knew him.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Van McHaffey and by two sons, Adolphus of Booneville and Harry of Rienzi. He is also survived by a large number of other relatives.

The funeral services were held from the Methodist Church Monday afternoon and were conducted by Bro E. M. P. Sharp of Rienzi and Bro. E. H. Cunningham of Corinth. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan and Son have charge of the arrangements.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 1 March 1935

Submitted by: Ruby Rorie

 

EZMA RAE REEVES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Ezma Rae Reeves, 76, formerly of Burnsville, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at the Methodist Hospital-North Memphis.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Antioch Cemetery with Gary Caveness officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Paul C. Reeves of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter, Janet Nunnelee of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one brother, Frank E. Dotson of Dunnellon, Fla.; two sisters, Johnnie R. Robinson of Berea, Ky., and Romonia A. Caveness of Marietta; two grandchildren, David Gray and Shelby Davis; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Ashely Davis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey R. and Mamie L. Dotson; and three brothers, Ward Dotson, Author Neal Dotson and Richard Dotson Jr.

 

BRO. HOLLIS REEVES

SELMER, Tenn. - Bro. Hollis Reeves, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at the McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer, Tenn., after a long illness. He was a Baptist minister and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Lane's Chapel Community Church near Bethel Springs, Tenn., with Bro. H. W. Patterson and Bro. Frank Whitman officiating. Burial will be in Lake Hill Memorial Gardens. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Dru Swinney Reeves; two daughters, Nelda Wyvonne Pickens of Stantonville, Tenn., and Joanne Bell of Savannah, Tenn.; two sons, Robert C. Reeves of Booneville and Thomas Ray Reeves of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; a brother, Eugene Reeves of Booneville; 10 grandchildren, Jeffery Reeves, Angela Fleming, Renee Hembree, Lynn Dimmick, Tammy Kelley, Nathan Reeves, Joey Pickens, Anthony Pickens, Denise Whitman and Pat Crotts; 13 great-grandchildren.

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

 

LEON REEVES

GOLDEN - Dillard Leon Reeves, 60, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at his home. He was born May 29, 1943, in Itawamba County to the late George Dillard and Herlon Hargett Reeves. He and his wife owned and operated Reeves Fish and Steak Restaurant. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. He was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of the Fairview Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rites of Corinth and the Hamasa Shrine Temple.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Rutledge and Bro. Ray Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene Reeves of Golden; two sons, Perry Reeves and Gary Reeves, both of Golden; a daughter, Elonda Cox and husband, Steve, of Red Bay, Ala.; a brother, Wesley Reeves and wife, Sarah, of Golden; grandchildren, Ely Cox, Emily Cox, Jacob Reeves and Jade Reeves; a sister-in-law, Brenda Reeves; special friends, past and present employees of Reeves Fish and Steak House.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jimmy and Danny Reeves.

Pallbearers will be members of the Fairview Masonic Lodge.

Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 10 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

 

PEGGY SUE REEVES

CORINTH - Peggy Sue Reeves, 61, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at her residence. She was a member of Fraley's Chapel. She was a cashier for Wal-Mart and enjoyed reading and knitting. She was a caregiver to everyone she knew.

Private family services will be held at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in the Fraley's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two sons, Rob Reeves of Corinth and Maury Reeves and wife, Tami, of Iuka; four grandchildren, Allen Reeves, Andy Reeves, Josh Reeves and Tyler Barnes; three brothers, James Dodds and wife, Katie, Clifford Dodds and Harry Lee Dodds, all of Corinth; two sisters, Mary J. Baldwin of Selmer, Tenn., and Janeva Harwell and husband, Neal, of Iuka; a niece, Diane Ramer and husband, Billy, of Ramer, Tenn.; a special niece, Dana Bonds and husband, Tommy, of Iuka.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie Dodds and Ruth Pearl O'Kelly Dodds; and three sisters, Juanita Carmack, Captola Lovette and Sally Ann Wilbanks.

 

THOMAS A. REEVES

Thomas A. Reeves Dies Saturday

Funeral services for Thomas Anderson Reeves of Booneville, Route 4, were conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Old Bethel Methodist Church with Bro. C. Holliday officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mr. Reeves died at the Northeast Mississippi Hospital Saturday at 1:15 p.m. following an illness of seven months. He was a native of Prentiss and Tishomingo Counties and a retired farmer. He was 70 years of age.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Georgia Sharp Reeves; three sons, Tulon and Gene Reeves of Booneville and Hollis Reeves of Selmer, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Loveil Reese and Mrs. Irene Young, both of Booneville; five sisters, Mrs. Lucy Newell of Bell City, Mo., Mrs. Viola Butler of Huntington, Tenn., Mrs. Ida Mink of Red Bay, Ala., Mrs. Nida Sharp of Golden, and Mrs. Laskie Borren of Wheeler; twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper June 1964

 

LURA SYKES REGAN

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Lura Sykes Regan, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, in Prescott, Arizona. She was a native of Alabama and was retired as a day care owner after 10 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Regan, in 1999.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with the Rev. Rowe Wren officiating. Burial will be in the Red Bay City Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan Urich and her husband, Robert, of Chino Valley, Ariz.; one sister, Pauline Sykes of Monrovia, Calif.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

JULIA S. REID

CORINTH - Julia S. Reid, 85, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of Alcorn County, she was born June 7, 1919. She lived in West Palm Beach, Fla., for many years. She and her husband, James F. Reid, owned Reid Auto Supply in West Palm Beach. After his death, she returned to Corinth. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Gerald Strickland of Hobe Sound, Fla.; two sisters, Nell Babb of Fayetteville, Ga., and Ethel Harris of Corinth; 11 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Furlow Reid; her parents, William Hardy and Maude Wilson Strickland; two sisters, Raye Irwin and Audrey Sanders; four brothers, Roy Strickland, Noel Strickland, Odell Strickland and Grady Strickland; and a niece and nephew.

Pallbearers will be Larry Strickland, Tom Strickland, Don Strickland, Robert Harris, Jerry Eubanks and Mike Bingham.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

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

 

MARIE REINER

CORINTH - Marie Reiner, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 at Alcorn Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born Feb. 10, 1930 in Alcorn County to William C. Harville and Ida Marlar Harville. She was a cook and a member of New Hope Church of Christ.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corinthian Chapel with burial in New Hope Church of Christ cemetery. Lennis Nowell will officiate.

Survivors include her husband Albert Reiner of Savannah, Tenn.; two sons, James Reiner and his wife Carolyn of Blue Mountain and Albert W. Reiner and his wife Mary of Glen; a daughter, Peggy Johnson of Hull, Texas; two brothers, Cliff Harville of Corinth and William Harville of Glen; four sisters, Johnnie Lowery of Clinton, Texas, Pauline McFatdrige of Tucson, Ariz., Wanda Sue Fowler and Bernice Skinner, both of Glen; and eight grandchildren, five step grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Johnny E. Roach and Jerry Wayne Roach; and a brother, William Willis Harville.

Pallbearers will be Lenny Roach, Wayne Fowler, Archie Harville, Adam Fowler, George Harville and Howard Breeden.

Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

 

DALTON P. RENCHER

CORINTH - Dalton P. Rencher, 94, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at the Alcorn Health and Rehab Center. He was born April 27, 1908, in Alcorn County to Rube Rencher and Melissa Crum Rencher. He was a landowner and farmer, and a retired employee of the Mississippi State Highway Department. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends, especially with his great-grandson, Chris.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Jean Rencher Carroll of Corinth; a sister, Letha Rencher Crum of Corinth; a granddaughter, Teri Carroll Briggs and husband, Rick, of Corinth; a great-grandson, Christian Wayne "Chris" Briggs; a brother-in-law, Roy Miller, and a sister-in-law, Ruby Elliott Miller of Corinth; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola, in 2002; his parents; six brothers, Robert, Ed, Burton, Vardie, Hardy and Bee Rencher; a sister, Mattie Rencher Mattox; and a son-in-law, Maury Carroll.

Pallbearers will be Knox Mills, Joe Shadburn, Joe Mills, Phil Crum, Ronnie B. Rencher, Donald R. Rencher and O.L. Mattox Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men's Sunday school class at Union Baptist Church, Garvin Lancaster, Sully Ayers, Max Wade Lancaster and Grady Kuykendall.

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

 

NEVA RENCHER

BALDWYN - Neva Dean Rencher, 57, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at her home in Baldwyn. She was a homemaker and a member of Freedom Independent Baptist Church of Booneville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Dennis Gentry and Bro. Andy Skelton officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery in Booneville.

Survivors include her husband, Danny Nichols of Baldwyn; two daughters, Vicky Shelton and husband, Ray, of Booneville, and Tracey Trantham and husband, Tommy, of Marietta; a son, Alan Whitley and wife, Tina, of Baldwyn; three stepdaughters, Tammy and husband, Bruce, of Booneville, Sharon Adams and husband, Sheldon, of Sherman, and Michelle Harper and husband, John, of Wheeler; a stepson, Michael Nichols of Wheeler; four sisters, Ruby Baron and husband, Billy, of Thrasher, Mozell Lewellen of Wheeler, Barbara Hudson and husband, Terrell, of Corinth, and Bobbie Gray and husband, Danny, of Baldwyn; three brothers, Columbus Michael and wife, Sue, of Booneville, and Junior Michael and wife, Molly, and Danny Michael and wife, Karen, all of Rienzi; 18 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Myrtle Michael; a sister, Linda Walden; and a daughter, Tammy Denise Trantham.

Pallbearers will be Chad Speck, Bob Lewellen, Jamie Lewellen, Wade Green, John Harper and Randy Potts.

Grandchildren will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. today.

 

HELEN RENDELL

CORINTH - Helen Rendell, 87, died Monday, July 4, 205, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born July 27, 1917, to Leonard and Mattie Bell Anderson Gaines. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed socializing with everyone.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Corinthian Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tim Nall officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

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

 

ASHLEY FOY REYNOLDS

IUKA - Ashley Roy Reynolds, 86, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at his residence. He was a retired employee of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Corinth and a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Ministers Charles Curtis and James Vansandt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirlene Wroten and husband, Arthur, of Iuka; one brother, Aster Reynolds of Iuka; one brother-in-law, Bill Wood; four sisters-in-law, Estine Reynolds, Evelyn Reynolds, Judy Crider and Diane Wood; a special friend, Gladys Smith; a special niece, Jujuana Meeks; and several nieces and nephews who were dear to him; two grandchildren, Lee Wroten and wife, Holly, of Booneville, and Lisa Whitenton and husband, Scott, of Lakeland, Tenn.; six great-grandchildren, Alston, Ashley, Sarah Grace and Andy Wroten, Noah and Gage Whitenton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Wood Reynolds; his parents, Jim and Mary Smith Reynolds; his sisters, Eva Blakney, Vastie Lambert, Lois Powers and Pauline South; and his brothers, Neal, Addison, Oval and N.B. Reynolds.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and on Tuesday from noon until 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ or Pinevale Children's Home.

 

CHARLES REYNOLDS

BALDWYN - Charles "Jap" Reynolds, 69, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at his home. He was a retired businessman and a member of First Christian Church in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Dye Reynolds of Baldwyn; two daughters, Becky Baxter and husband, Jimmy "Rawdy," of Tupelo, and Susan Phillips and husband, Al, of Baldwyn; a brother, Bud Reynolds and wife, Eunice, of Baldwyn; five grandchildren, Allison Phillips, Zak Phillips, Bo Baxter, Ben Baxter and Brent Baxter; two nieces, Tracy Presley and Regina Reynolds; his wife Jan's son, Brad Dye and wife, Gina, and their children, Tate and Dan Dye of Meridian.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 41 years, Erline Reynolds; a niece, Dawn Reynolds; and his parents, Durant and Josie Tyra Reynolds.

Pallbearers will be James "Pady" Garner, Ray Lavelle, Jimmy Scott, Tommy Gamble, David Rowan, Dennis McCoy, Jack Hamblin, Johnny Massengill, Jim Baxter, John Olen Cunningham, Shane Pennington, Benny Lytal, James Dickerson and Mose Garrett.

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

Memorials may be made to Northeast Mississippi Community College Golf Team, c/o Development Foundation, 101 Cunningham Blvd., Booneville, MS 38829.

 

QUAY REYNOLDS

RIENZI - Lanie Quay Reynolds, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was retired after 25 years of service with AT&T. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Shane James Motorsports Bowling Team. She enjoyed attending bowling tournaments, fishing, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Ricky Willis officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Marvin Reynolds; a daughter, Patricia Porterfield of Rienzi; two sons, Bobby Reynolds and wife, Nedi, of West Memphis, Ark., and William Reynolds of Oak Lawn, Ill.; three sisters, Emma Grove, Tina Johnson and Venus Johnson, all of Booneville; two brothers, Dewey Stevens and Oscar Lee Stevens of Booneville; four grandchildren, Danielle Quay Porterfield, Jordan Porterfield, Landon Lee Porterfield and William Steven Reynolds; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sid and Pauline Stevens; three sisters, Ina Shook, Gladys Edwards and Vivian Flanagan; and two brothers, Clarence and Cleovis Stevens.

Pallbearers will be Branard Stevens, Raver Gene Stevens, Troy Johnson, Joe Johnson, Tommy Taylor and Doyle Taylor.

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

 

LELAR REYNOLDS

BOONEVILLE - Lelar M. Reynolds, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at her son's home in Rienzi. She was horn Oct 10, 1915, in Itawamba County to A.R. and Sarah Jane Reynolds Mayhall. She was a Baptist and a retired farm worker. She enjoyed working in her yard, growing flowers, gardening, quilting and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Leroy Reynolds and his wife, Wanda, of Rienzi, and Jack Reynolds and his wife, Betty, of Booneville; three daughters, Rose Denson and her husband, Mackie, of Booneville, Myrtle Vinson and her husband, Charles, of Golden, and Louise Mayhall of Iuka; two sisters, Jessie Mayhall and Ruby Credille, both of Golden; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

LEROY REYNOLDS

BOONEVILLE - Leroy Reynolds, 49, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth following a sudden illness. He was born Feb. 2, 1954, in Tishomingo County, the son of Buster B. and Lelar Mayliall Reynolds. lie was a member of the Danville Baptist Church. He was a frame builder in the furniture manufacturing industry. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and most of all, his children and grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Dixon and Bro. Dewayne Morgan officiating. Burial will be in the Danville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Rogers Reynolds, whom he married Aug. 19, 1975; two sons, Jason Lee Reynolds and his wife, Tommie, of Rienzi, and Jeffery Isbell Reynolds of the home; a granddaughter, Abby Reynolds; a brother, Jack Reynolds and his wife, Betty, of Booneville; three sisters, Rosie Denson and her husband, Mackie, of Booneville, Myrtle Vinson and her husband, Charles, of Golden, and Louise Mayhall of luka; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leroy and Lorraine Rogers of Rienzi.

Pallbearers will, be Rickey Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Kennedy, roger Spencer, Johnny Mayhall and Steven Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mackie Denson and Dennis Wade.

 

LIZZIE REYNOLDS

Lizzie Anderson Reynolds, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth following a long illness.

Services were Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Wilford Knight officiating. Burial was in Jacinto Cemetery.

Mrs. Reynolds was born in Douglas, Ga., the daughter of John and Jane Anderson. She was a retired farm worker. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Douglas, Ga. She enjoyed fishing and going to auctions.

She is survived by a son, Jimmy Lee King and his wife, Mary, of Corinth; two daughters, Louise Felks and her husband, Thomas, of Rienzi, and Jeanette Michael and her husband, Charles Stanley of Booneville; a sister, Mary Lynn Spivey of Douglas, Ga.; two brothers, Bennie Lee Anderson of Douglas, Ga., and Henry Anderson of Kirkland, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 12great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J.R. Spivey, Nick Thompson; Daniel Holland, Larry Bullock, Hayward Bullock and Roy Floyd.

 

BOBBY REYNOLDS

CORINTH - Robert Daniel "Bobby" Reynolds, 78, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a retired brick mason and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He loved his family and friends, and enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Ralph Culp will officiate, and Charlie Browning will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, James A. Reynolds of Corinth; a sister, Carolyn Reynolds Kemp and husband, Louis, of Corinth; a brother-in-law, Marcus Brewster of Corinth; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zula Latham Reynolds; his parents, Paul Daniel Reynolds and Matilda Blaylock Reynolds; and a sister, Shirley Reynolds Brewster.

Pallbearers will be Greg Kemp, Johnny Butler, Ben Butler, John Butler, Jimmy Reynolds and Cliff Reynolds.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and from noon to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

WILLIAM REYNOLDS

CORINTH - William Charles Reynolds, 77, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired industrial worker.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Coleman-Family Chapel with Bro. Smiley Mills and Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Laverne Reynolds of Corinth; a son, Charles Eugene Reynolds of Corinth; a sister, Billie Gephart and husband, Cliff, of Corinth; a brother, Chris G. Reynolds and wife, Betty L., of Memphis; grandchildren, Flint Reynolds, Shannon Reynolds, Shane Reynolds, Lane Reynolds and Gena Larson, all of Fairbanks, Alaska; the mother of his grandchildren, Nikita Russell of Fairbanks, Alaska; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Thristian and Jerrad Reynolds, all of Fairbanks, Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Allen and Gay Marlar Reynolds; a brother, Floyd Reynolds; two sisters, Ottie Brock and Opal Lancaster; and an infant daughter, Donna Marie Reynolds.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Castleberry, Junior Kiddy, Steve Reynolds, Bobby Owens and Gary Owens.

 

ELDER CLIFFORD PALMER RHINEHART

Elder Clifford Palmer Rhinehart, 76, died Friday, August 19, 1983 at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a Primitive Baptist minister and a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.

Services were held Sunday, August 21, 1983 at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Howard McNeeley, Elmer Weaver, and Grady McWhirter officiating. Burial was in the Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dixie Armstrong Rhinehart of Jacinto; three daughters, Jo Ann Jackson of Cherokee, Ala., Laverne Bullock of Cairo, and Zelma Brimingham of Burnsville; a son, Lloyd Rhinehart of Booneville; three sisters, Ollie Nicholson of Booneville, Alice Enis of Baldwyn, and Audrey Mae Searcy of Enterprise, Ala.; two brothers, Ralph Rhinehart of Selmer, Tenn., and K.V. Rhinehart of Tupelo; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Elder Rhinehart had served the Providence Primitive Baptist Church many years and had many friends in this area.

 

DEBBIE RHOADES

BURNSVILLE - Debbie Elizabeth Rhoades, 44, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home. She was of a nondenominational faith. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and talking about the Lord.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chapel Hill Methodist Church with Bro. Jackie Dean and Bro. Bobby Lytal officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, James Rhoades; her mother, Linda Stricklin of Burnsville; two sons, Conred Ancira of Memphis and Christin Charles Smith of Olive Branch; a daughter, Samantha Jo Carpenter of Burnsville; a brother, Kenneth Wayne Randolph of Iuka; her grandmother, Johnnie E. Randolph of Iuka; her uncles, Eddie Randolph and wife, Phyllis, Jimmy Randolph and wife, Libby, Joe Stricklin and wife, Loretta, Harold Stricklin, Bill Stricklin, Johnny Stricklin and wife, Becky, and Edward Stricklin and wife, Sherry; her aunts, Betty Morgan and husband, W.C., Marty Beane and husband, David, Carolyn Gowen and husband, Michael, Judy Reed and husband, David, Mary Johnson, and Liz Stricklin Varela and husband, Ruben.

She was preceded in death by her father, Oliver T. Randolph Jr.; a brother, Timothy Ray Randolph; her grandmother, Ardie E. Stricklin; an uncle, Bobby Stricklin; and an aunt, Trinka Stricklin.

Pallbearers will be Israel Lytal, Milton Morgan, Bobby Bullock, Bobby Milam, Seth Gowen and Mike Gowen.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. to service time Sunday.

 

EDRA RHODES

IUKA - Edra Mae Rhodes, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the Dogwood Plantation in Corinth. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was the widow of Alfred Rhodes.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Fred Rhodes of Iuka; a daughter, Teresa Timmons and her husband, Bill, of Corinth; a sister, Edith Morris of Indiana; a granddaughter, Brooke McGrath and her husband, Sean, of Corinth; a great-granddaughter, Mattie McGrath.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Village, Flag Chapel Road, Jackson MS 39209.

 

RAY RHODES

IUKA – Ray Rhodes, 90, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center in Iuka. He was a retired farmer and a former employee of Tishomingo County’s 3rd District.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Scott Webber officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ida Rhodes of Iuka; a daughter, Lona Odom of Iuka; a sister, Lyla Robertson of Iuka; a grandson and his wife, Mark and Lisa Odom of Iuka; two great-grandchildren, John Mark and Sarah Odom of Iuka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Virgie Odom, and seven brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Mike Nash, Michael Busby, Roger Barnes, Gary Kenaum, Tommy Strickland and Hosea Thorne.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

BILL RHOADS

BOONEVILLE - William Harold "Bill" Rhoads, 65, died Monday, July 12, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Prentiss County to Ernest Milton Rhoads and Euna Bell Whitehead Rhoads. He was a farmer and a member of Mt. Olive Church of God and Christ. He was an honorably discharged member of the National Guard. He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing, reading his Bible and farming.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Mt. Olive Church of God and Christ with Bro. Donald Boren officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy J. Sparks Rhoads, whom he married March 7, 1968; a daughter, Darla Stricklin and husband, Calvin, of Booneville; a son, Nathan Rhoads and wife, Joy, of New Site; his mother, Euna Rhoads of Booneville; two brothers, Freddie Rhoads and wife, Sue, of Quincy, Fla., and Larry Rhoads and wife, Dorothy Mae, of New Site; two sisters, Carolyn Crouch and husband, Ron, and Marilyn Kelly and husband, Bob, all of Booneville; seven grandchildren, LeighAnn Rhoads, Quentin Rhoads, Hannah Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Maggie-Kate Rhoads, Emily Stricklin and Zachary Stricklin.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Barnes, Wayne Russell, Calvin Stricklin, Bob Kelly, Quentin Rhoads and Noah Cunningham.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to: Mt. Olive Church of God and Christ, 149 CR 1341, Booneville MS 38829.

 

EDRA MAE RHODES

Edra Mae Rhodes, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the Dogwood Plantation in Corinth. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was the widow of Alfred Rhodes.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Fred Rhodes of Iuka; a daughter, Teresa Timmons and her husband, Bill, of Corinth; a sister, Edith Morris of Indiana; a grand-daughter, Brooke McGrath and her husband, Sean, of Corinth; a great-granddaughter, Mattie McGrath.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Village, Flag Chapel Road, Jackson MS 39209.

 

WILLIAM RHODES

NEW ALBANY - William McCoy Rhodes, 75, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County after a long illness. He was a retired truck driver with McAllister Trucking in Houston, Texas. He was of the Church of Christ faith and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Gerald Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Vivian Armstrong Rhodes of New Albany; seven daughters, Lisa K. Rhodes of New Albany, Vivian Leigh Ellington and husband, Doug, of Booneville, Janice Barnhart and husband, Michael Seiss, of Angola, Ind., Brenda Hoke of Jonesboro, Ark., Sandy Low of Southaven, and Cheryl Ferrell and Betty Browning of Memphis; four sons, William E. Abbott and wife, Malinda, of New Albany, Ricky Dale Abbott and wife, Dana Everett, of Conroe, Texas, and William Allen Rhodes and Randle W. Rhodes of Memphis; a sister, Sarah Jones of Arkabutla; a brother, Buddy Rhodes of Arkabutla; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Flora Mae Martin of Baldwyn; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. Rhodes and Elliot Lea Brandon Rhodes; a son, Randy D. Abbott; and two grandchildren, Tony Barnhart and Jason Abbott.

Pallbearers will be Jessie Armstrong, David Little, Michael Dyson, James Armstrong, James Wilson Armstrong, Jerry Allen and Ray Abbott.

 

MRS. ELLEN RIDDLE

Another of the county's oldest residents, Mrs. Ellen Smith Riddle passed away at her home near Burton Monday afternoon. She had suffered a fall about two months ago, where she sustained a fractured hip and had never recovered.

Mrs. Riddle would have reached her 87th birthday one-month from the day of death. She had lived her life in this section and was the daughter of the late Henry Smith, one of the pioneer settlers of old Tishomingo County. She was much loved by those who knew her and had led an active life in her community. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her husband the late Cato H. Riddle passed away about 9 years ago. She continued to live at the old home place. She was a loyal member of the Primitive Baptist Church and always attended its services when her health permitted. She was related to many of the old families in the Burton community. Nine children were born to this couple and all are still living.

 She is survived by four sons: Joe, Thomas, Harmon, and Robert and five daughters Mrs. Marion Woodruff, Mrs. Charlie Crow, Mrs. Marcus Howell, Mrs. Calvin Smith and Miss Melissa who lived at the old home. She is also survived by many other relatives.

Funeral services were held at New Hope Church Tuesday afternoon and were in the charge of Elder W E. W. Shackelford and Elder Marlin Bullard. At the close of the service the body was tenderly laid to rest in the New Hope Cemetery. Many beautiful flowers spoke of the high terms of the esteem in which she was held by those who knew and loved her.

The Independent extends the deepest sympathy to the large number of sorrowing relatives. McMillan and Son were in charge of the arrangements

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent October 24, 1940.

 

JULIUS T. RICHARDS

CORINTH - Julius T. Richards, 86, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at the Whitfield Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Blount County, Ala., to the late Francis and Nancy Richards. He was a retired employee of the Corinth Brick & Tile Company. He was a member of West Corinth Baptist Church, where he was custodian for 17 years. He was an avid gardener. He loved his children, his grandchildren and his family.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the West Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Kyle officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda and W.A. Cooley of Corinth; two sisters, Mattie Lee Hopson of Oneonta, Ala., and Velma Gavin of Birmingham; three grandchildren, Cathy and Wayne Alexander, Kevin and Laura Cooley of Corinth, and Keith and Cindy Cooley of Berlin, Md.; seven great-grandchilden, Z.B. and Nate Alexander, and Caroline, Olivia, Willie, Alex and Sara Cooley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Christine Smith Richards; eight brothers, Ernest, Ersie, Harley, Woody, Lonnie, Johnny, Lawerence and O.C.; and three sisters, Gertie, Lunie and Maude.

Pallbearers will be Keith Cooley, Kevin Cooley, Wayne Alexander, Z.B. Alexander, Nate Alexander and Barry Richards.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Debt Retirement Fund, West Corinth Baptist Church, 308 School St., Corinth MS.

 

DARRYL RICHARDSON

JOLIET, Mont. - Darryl Edward Richardson, 16, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at his home in Joliet, Mont. He was formerly of Iuka. He was a sophomore at Laurel High School in Laurel, Mont. He enjoyed football, skateboarding, and riding dirt bikes and three-wheelers.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Kenneth White officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Brian Edward Richardson of Joliet, Mont.; his mother, Arnetta J. Richardson of Atlanta, Ga.; his grandparents, Thomas and Kathleen Richardson of Iuka, and Patricia Holiday of Tishomingo; a brother, Dustin Thomas Richardson of Iuka.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Calton, Brett Morgan, Cory Whitmeier, Tyler Deathrage, Daniel Harbor, Jimmy Grant, Wezley Whitaker, Eric Tait and Darren Cox.

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

 

ELIZABETH RICHARDSON

RIENZI - Elizabeth Hearn Richardson, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was a member of Tate Baptist Church in Corinth and a retired food service supervisor for Heritage Manor. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Henry Harwood, and her second husband, William F. Richardson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Bro. James Heam and Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in Kemp's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Elizabeth Harwood Floyd and Margaret Harwood Vanstory of Booneville, Jeanette Richardson Aday of Southaven and Elaine Richardson Bailey of Panama City, Fla.; two sons, Larry Richardson of Michie, Tenn., and Jimmy Harwood of Rienzi; six stepdaughters, Laverne Childs, Reba DePoyster, Dean Henry, Retha Bain, Barbra McCalla and Nancy King; four stepsons, Dillard Richardson, Raybon Richardson, Edwin Richardson and Dwayne Richardson; a sister, Zelma Palmer of Rienzi; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

 

LOUISE RICHARDSON

Elizabeth Louise Fulton Richardson, 89, of Tupelo, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness

Service were Monday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Springs Presbyterian Church in Preston, Miss., with burial in Pleasant Springs Cemetery.

In Charge of arrangements were McMillan Funeral Home locally and McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.

Richardson was a homemaker and had lived in Kemper County all her live. She had lived in Tupelo the past 12 years. She was a member of Mellen Methodist Church in DeKalb where she had been in the U M W. She was preceded in death by her first husband,

David Earl Fulton; her second husband, Burb Richardson; her parents, Eliab and Jennie Peden Eldridge; and four brothers, Archie, Matthew, George and John William Eldridge.

She is survived by one daughter, Dr. Sandra Jackson and her husband, Lloyd, of Tupelo; two sisters, Margie Eldridge and Maurine Hodge, both of DeKalb, Miss.; one sister-in-law, Virginia Eldridge of Meridian; two grandsons, Shane Gressett and his wife, Kathryn, of Chattanooga and Jamie Jackson of Tupelo; and a host of friends and other relatives.

 

HARDIE RICHARDSON

BLUE MOUNTAIN - James Hardie Richardson, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 at North Mississippi Medical Center.

He was a member of the Lowry Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a retired employee of the Defense Depot in Memphis.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Lowry Methodist Church cemetery in Ripley. Bro. Doc Shelton and Bro. Elmer Paseur will officiate.

Survivors include his wife, Lottie V. Richardson of Blue Mountain; two daughters, Mary Sue Sanders of Horn Lake and Betty Ann Simmers and her husband Terry of Lynbrough, N.H.; a son, Jerry W. Richardson and his wife Linda G. of Doniphan, Mo.; two sisters, Marie Linebarger and Frances Street, both of Ripley; two brothers, Ellis Richardson of Baldwyn and John A. Richardson of Dumas; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Adams and Olive Blyle Richardson; and one son, James H. Richardson Jr.

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

 

HAZEL RICHARDSON

RIENZI - Hazel Richardson, 94, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Decatur County Hospital in Parsons, Tenn., after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Kemps Chapel Baptist Church. She was a member of the ACDC Club at Hickory Flat Community Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kemps Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Charles Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Geraldine Richardson of Little Rock, Ark.; a son, Leslie Harold Richardson and wife, Catherine Veronia, of Booneville; two sisters, Libby Craver of Miami, Fla., and Martha Phillips of New Albany; 11 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. Richardson; two sons, Milton and Grady Richardson; three sisters, Maurine, Helen and Laura; and three brothers, George, Taylor and David Johnson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to service time Saturday.

 

JAMES RICHARDSON JR.

BOONEVILLE ‑ James H. Richardson Jr., 40, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his home

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel Burial will be in Lowery Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents. James Hardie and Lottie Linville Richardson Sr. of Blue Mountain; one brother, Jerry Wayne Richardson of Hickory Valley, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Sue Sanders of Walls and Betty Anne Simmer of Lynbrough, N.H.

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

 

J.W. RICHARDSON

CORINTH - James William "J.W." Richardson, 59, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, on Highway 350 in Iuka. He was born Sept. 10, 1944, in Colbert County, Ark., to Loyd and Dovie Taylor Richardson. He held a position with Domes International Inc. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Corinthian Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Keith Swartz officiating. James Dean will deliver a eulogy. Burial will be in the Salem Christian Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Jim Richardson of Corinth; a sister, Ruby Anderson of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Latch, Ned Cregeen, Ernest Mitchell, Mike Shipman, Milus Copeland and Randle Castile.

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

 

WILLIAM ROBERT RICHERSON

William Robert Richerson, Box 409, Bullard Route, Dry Branch, Ga., died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997.

Services were Thursday. Feb. 13. at 2 a.m. at Beech Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Holt and the Rev. Wesley Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hart's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Richerson was a retired minister and member of the North Mississippi United Methodist Conference for 39-1/2 years. A native of Mississippi, he graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., and Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. He served as chaplain in the U.S. Air Force during World War U and served tours of duty in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. He retired in 1979, while he served as semi-retired pastor of Pineview in Wilcox County and Friendship, near Eastman.

He is survived by a daughter, Dr. Mary-Neal Fullerton of La Jolla, Calif., a son, Robin Richerson of Allen, Texas; a sister, Ann Mickeals of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two grandchildren, Aimee Richerson of Hattiesburg and Rob Richerson of Tallahassee, Fla.

If desired, memorials may be made to Beech Springs United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Joyce Vines, treasurer, Rt. Box 400, Dry Branch, Ga., 31020.

 

MILTON D. RICHARDSON

Milton D. Richardson, 74, of Tishomingo, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Friday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. at New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Corbett officiating.

Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Richardson was a member of New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church and was retired from Tishomingo Shoe Company. He enjoyed raising cattle, fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Madrid Richardson of Tishomingo; three daughters, Linda Davis and her husband, Eddie, of Cordova, Tenn., Joyce Booker and her husband, Terry, of Jackson, Tenn., and Beverly Hendrix and her husband, Tim, of Burnsville; two brothers, Edwin Richardson of Coolville, Ohio, and Ellis Richardson of Little Hocking, Ohio; two sisters, Juanita Massengill of Rienzi and Nell Beck of Booneville; grandchildren, Kerry and Tabitha Davis of Cordova, Tenn., Tracey and Jamie Forester of Jackson, Tenn., Jenny Davis and Mike Riley of Memphis, Joshua Booker of Jackson, Tenn., Brennen Hendrix and Jonathan Hendrix, both of Burnsville.

Pallbearers were M.B. Phifer, Emmit McGaughy, James Thigpen, Tony Lowery, Tony Lambert and Mike Beck.

Memorials may be made to the New Lebanon Cemetery Fund, 1193 Hwy. 364, Tishomingo, MS 38873.

 

CHARLES G. RICKMAN

CORINTH - Charles G. Rickman, 65, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was the retired owner-operator of Cross Country Trucking Business. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of North Corinth Baptist Church and the Corinth Masonic Lodge No. 116. He loved his family and friends, and enjoyed attending church services and helping others.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at North Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Nancy R. Mills Rickman of Corinth; his mother, Jewell Lee Rickman of Michie, Tenn.; four brothers, William J. "Bill" Rickman and wife, Betty, of Ramer, Tenn., and Robert D. Rickman and wife, Annette, Billy Ray Rickman and wife, Dianne, and Roy Gene Rickman and wife, Lisa, all of Michie, Tenn.; three sisters, Louise Brewer and husband, R.C., of Burnsville, Mary Jane Beeland and husband, Ben, of Savannah, Tenn., and Linda Sue Spencer and husband, Jerry, of Georgia; a brother-in-law, Mike Mills and wife, Susan, of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Bernice Mills of Corinth; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Rickman, and a brother-in-law, Paul W. Mills.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Austin, Tony Austin, Benny Jones, Johnnie Mickey Jones and Charles Comer.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday.

 

EVALINE RICKMAN

CORINTH - Evaline Howard Rickman, 86, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at her home in Corinth. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Pentecostal Church, where she was director of the Ladies Auxiliary for 26 years. She also introduced the now famous "Brunswick Stew" which is served yearly in November. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, flowers and fishing from the family ponds. She was known in the community as a loving, giving lady who was always there in times of need.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Dewayne Kirk and the Rev. Daniel Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Larry Rickman and wife, Freida, Terry Rickman and wife, Betty, and Eddy Rickman and wife, Gale, all of Corinth; two daughters, Mary Alice Mitchell and husband, Bobby, and June Peters and husband, Harold, all of Corinth; grandchildren - Tammy Genovese and family, Ross, Nolan and Callie; Monty Mitchell and family, Tracy, Blake and Kierren; Mark Rickman and family, Michelle, Justin, Jacob and Jessica; Christy Burns and family, Bobby, J.R. and Sarah Kate; Candy Rickman and fiancZ, Casey Brock; Saundra Smith and family, Chris, Christopher and Holly; Nick Rickman and fiancee, Katie Crum; and Justin Rogers; stepgrandchildren - Connie Blackard and family, Ronnie, Tiffany and Trey; Lamar Settlemires and family, Hope, Olivia, Aidon and Elliot; Kim Robinson and family, Greg and Kayley, and Guy Wilson and family, Kristi and Jackson; two sisters, Maxine Shelton, and Marie Barnes and husband, Bill, of Corinth; a brother, Hoyt Howard of Iuka; sisters-in-law, Velma Howard and Ruby Rickman of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.W. "Jack" Rickman; her parents, Walter B. and Lillie Mae Howard; her parents-in-law, W.A. "Will" and Mattie Bell Rickman; a granddaughter, Michelle Rogers; a sister, Winnie Opal Howard; a brother, Leon Howard; three brothers-in-law, Leroy Rickman, Cecil Rickman and Edward Shelton; and a sister-in-law, Gertrude Gant.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Glidewell, Bobby Warren, Tony Kirk, Buford Hopper, Jimmy Glover and Jerry Lamberth.

Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to service time today at Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Pentecostal Church or Magnolia Regional Hospice.

 

BUD RICKMAN

CORINTH - James L. "Bud" Rickman, 70, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at his home in Corinth. He was born March 1, 1933, in Alcorn County to Jim Rickman and Mary Ford Rickman. He was a carpenter for TVA and a U. S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Kendrick Baptist Church and the VFW.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. G. W. Childs and Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Rickman of Corinth; two sons, Greg Johnson and Angie, and Dewayne Rickman and Kay, all of Corinth; a daughter, Chere Rickman of Corinth; three sisters, Margie Isom and Royce of Florence, Ala., Johnnie Felker and Herman of Memphis, and Marie Dyson of Corinth; three grandchildren, Brian Rickman and Sissy, Brad Rickman and friend Amy Coleman, and Brandi Rickman; four great-grandchildren, Kyler and Hannah Rickman, and Cole and Wesley Prather; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Brian Rickman, Brad Rickman, Rusty Isom, Joy Isom, Jimmy Dyson and Blan Rickman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mary Rickman.

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

Memorials may be made to the Andy Burcham Scholarship Fund, c/o Fraley's Chapel Church of Christ, 3301 CR 100, Corinth MS.

 

JOHN RICKMAN

CORINTH - John Wayne Rickman, 25, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at his home. He was born June 24, 1979, in Alcorn County to Jeff and Linda Newcomb Rickman. He was a brakeman and conductor for the Kansas City Railroad.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Minister G. W. Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Mandy Rickman of Corinth; his grandparents, Wayne and Aline Rickman of Corinth, Maverene Rickman of Corinth, and Hester Newcomb of Burnsville; an aunt, Sherry Dalton and husband, Terry, of Corinth; an uncle, Chester W. Newcomb and wife, Glenda, of Iuka; four cousins, Brook Newcomb, Stephenie Devanny, T. J. Dalton and Anna Haz Dalton.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Chester V. Newcomb.

Pallbearers will be Ples Hopkins, Kevin Johnson, Matt Jones, Jimmy Franks, Jermie Hanie and Zack Byrd.

Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at the funeral home.

 

BESSIE RICKS

BOONEVILLE - Bessie M. Ricks, 95, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired factory employee and a member of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jessie Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Sadie Hardy of Houston, Texas, and Gladys Bullard of Booneville; two nieces, Nancy Kiddy and husband, Joe, of Tupelo, and Sandra Criswell and husband, John Wayne, of Booneville; a nephew, Dr. John Hardy and wife, Elizabeth, of Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Modena Miller Ricks; a brother, Leonard Ricks; and a sister, Helen Ray.

Pallbearers will be Joe Kiddy, Greg Kiddy, Ted Ryan, Jr. Ryan, Stanley Ryan and Curtis Ryan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Arnold, Arnold Miller and Holland Ryan.

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

 

CLARA M. RICKS

BOONEVILLE - Clara M. Ricks, 91, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab Center in Booneville. She was born May 22, 1912, to Charlie Franklin and Ada Burns Miller. She was a member of the Wheeler Primitive Baptist Church and a retired factory worker. She loved gardening and caring for her great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Criswell and her husband, John Wayne, of Booneville; two grandchildren, Rae Garner and her husband, Mack, of Wheeler, and John Ricks Criswell and his wife, Jan, of Booneville; five great-grandchildren, Bronson, Riley, John Mack, Reagan and Layken; one brother, Randle Miller of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Curtiss Ricks; three sisters, Flora Gardner, Floye Chittom and Esta Chittom; and one brother, Charlie Miller.

Pallbearers will be Charles R. Miller, Randy Miller, Ricky Miller, Darrell Tigrett, Ted Ryan and Junior Ryan.

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

 

JAKE RINEHART

BOONEVILLE - Milton "Jake" Rinehart, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. He was a grocery store owner and a farmer. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Richey Rinehart; two daughters, Linda Gann and her husband, Dean, of Tupelo, and Patsy Leeper and her husband, Jim, of Saltillo; five sisters, Marie Smith and Christine Ware, both of Booneville, Judy Green of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Ann Leso of Memphis and Amy Hathcock of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; a brother, Bo Hickman of Jumpertown; two grandchildren, Wendy Lansdell and Bradley Gann; three great-grandchildren, Chris Walden, Paige Costello and Nicholas Gann.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

MABEL ALICE RINEHART

Mabel Alice (Farris) Rinehart, 93, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital‑Booneville. She was born Feb 27, 1907, in Acorn County. The daughter of Robed: Alexander Farris, and Nettle Willie Lancaster Farris. She was, member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, and she was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, babysitting and walking.

Service were held Friday, June 30, at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder C.C. Woodruff officiating. Burial was in Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors included two daughters, Margaret Floyd and her, husband J. Robed of Bonneville and Betty Waodis and her Husband Ken of Ft. Wayne, IN; a son, Frank W Rinehart and his wife Virginia of Tupelo; one sisters Reba Yoakum and his wife Virginia of Cuthbert, Ga., 11 grandchildren; mid 15 great-grandchildren She was preceded in death in 1939 by her husband, William Dow Rinehart, a daughter, Marie Rinehart: one brother: and three sis­ters.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jim Floyd, Joint Floyd, Bobby Rinehart, Bill Rinehart, Patrick Rinehart, and Paul Woods.

Memorials may be made to Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Floyd Brown. 501 CR 300. Glen, MS. 38846.

 

MISS SHANDA MARIE RINEHART

Miss Shanda Marie Rinehart, eight month old daughter of Robert :kinehart and Rose Miller Rinehart of Route 4, Booneville, died in a house fire Saturday, Nov. 23, 1985.

Services were Sunday, Nov. 24, at the House of Prayer with Bro. Leland Owens officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sisters, Miss Lydia Jean Rinehart and Miss Angela Rose Rinehart, both of the home; and her grandparents, Elaine and Johnny ,Miller and Pam and Walter Hoch, all of Booneville and Bob and Virginia :Rinehart of Port Arthur, Texas.

 

TOM RINEHART

BOONEVILLE - Tom Rinehart, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Alcorn County Rehab and Health Center after a long illness. He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Federal Compress in Booneville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Earl Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Goodin and husband, George, and Margaret Googe and husband, James, all of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Dr. Jim Googe and wife, Lisa, of New Albany, Sandra Gordon of Booneville, April Gough and husband, Sean, of Huntsville, Ala., Mike Rinehart of Corinth, Joe Rinehart and wife, Tracie, of Corinth, Rusty Rinehart and wife, Jackie, of Tupelo, and Amanda Bland and husband, Jason, of Booneville; 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Verdie Littrell Rinehart, and a son, Tommy Rinehart.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

VERDIE RINEHART

Verdic Jewel Rinehart, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville.

Services were Monday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J.A. Thornton officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Rinehart was a member of Booneville Church of Christ. She was a retired homemaker and a retired employee of the Head start Program with 16 years of service. She enjoyed flowers.

She was preceded in death by one son. Tommy Rinehart.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ton Rinehart of Booneville; two daughters, Margare Googe and her husband, James, and Betty Goodit and her husband, George, all of Booneville; sever grandchildren, Dr. Jim Googe and his wife, Lisa. o New Albany. Sandra Gordon of Booneville, Apri Gough and her husband, Scan, of Huntsville, Ala. Mike Rinehart of Corinth, Joe Rinehart and his wife Tracey, of Corinth, Rusty Rinehart and his wife, Jackie, of Tupelo, and Amanda Bland and her husband Jason, of Booneville; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

VISTA ARMSTRONG RINEHART

Vista Armstrong Rinehart, 82, of Jacinto, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1993, at Tishomingo County Hospital after one year of failing health.

Services were Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder J. B. Brimingham officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.'

Mrs. Rinehart was the widow of Elder Clifford P. Rinehart. She was a housewife and a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Zelma Brimingham of the Snowdown community, Laverne Bullock of the Cairo community and do Ann Sorrell of Dalton, Ga.; a son, Lloyd Rinehart of Booneville; four sisters, Ila Wade of Tuscumbia, Ala., Artie Lambert of Holcut, Eunice Williams of Memphis and Iness Barnett of California; two brothers, Warren Armstrong of Jacinto and Allen Armstrong of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

 

 

CARTER WAYNE REESE

Carter Wayne Reese, newborn son of Jimmy "Bub" and Donna Carter Reese of Booneville, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital.

Graveside services were Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Minister Doug Greenway officiating. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Gary Carter.

In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister, Brittany Reese of Florence; a brother, Josh Reese and his wife, Melissa, of Mantachie; grandparents, Robert and Ruth Reese of Mooreville and Gerald and Beverly Carter of Booneville; a special cousin, Kristin Dunlap of Booneville; several aunts and uncles, Keith and Christy Reese, Ken and Kay Clayton, Terry Reese, Kerry Reese, John and Cathy Carter, Paul and Cindy Carter, Larry and Rhonda Dunlap, Mike and Cheryl Carter and Judy Dunlap.

Pallbearers were employees of the Booneville City Street Department and Paul Bonds.

 

EULA REESE

IUKA - Eula Mae Gardner Driver Reese, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital.

Eula Mae Gardner Driver Reese spent the majority of her lifetime dedicated to the advancement of students in Tishomingo, Alcorn, Monroe and Itawamba counties in Mississippi. In her early years of education she taught at Bullard Cutoff, Fairview, Poplar Springs, North Crossroads and Mt. Evergreen schools, all in Tishomingo County. She taught for many years in Alcorn County at Glen and Alcorn Central. Afterward, she returned to Tishomingo County to teach mathematics at Burnsville. Toward the end of her career she taught at Smithville and Fulton, Miss. She attended Union University at Jackson, Tenn.; Freed-Hardeman University at Henderson, Tenn.; and Mississippi State University at Starkville, Miss. Her thoughts on education were the limitless possibilities, striving for the impossible, and at the end, finding success. She was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Stanley Magill officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a sister, Julia Faye Harris of Iuka; and three nieces, Victoria Gardner-Harris of Iuka, Marsha Loggins of Atlanta, Ga., and Sheri Jones of Chattanooga, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Estes and Julia Morris Gardner of North Crossroads. She was preceded in death by her first husband, former school board member of Alcorn County, Herman J. Driver. Mr. Driver was a well-known politician and landowner in Alcorn County. He was dedicated to meeting the challenges of education in Alcorn County. Mr. Driver was very astute in the education field and in real estate matters. He was very supportive of competitive sports and of student academics. He was a Mason. She also was preceded in death by her second husband, Russell Reese of Fulton, Miss.

Pallbearers will be Pete Curtis, Mack Lloyd Wadkins, A.T. Marlar Jr., Russ Robinson, Jackie Morris and Arlie South.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

NELL M. REESE

WEST POINT - Nell M. Reese, 68, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Medical Center-GT Columbus. She was born in Hamilton, Ala., to the late Ida Mae Rayburn and Alex M. Godsey. She married Robert Lenzy Reese Sr. on July 29, 1969. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Earlene Smith, Dena Sonnier, Otis Godsey and Elbert Godsey.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Jimmy Ray and Father Jeffrey Waldrep officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Garden Cemetery

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. "Bob" Reese Sr. of West Point; one son, Robert L. "Rob" Reese and his wife, Pam, of West Point; two grandchildren, Robert Lenzy Reese III and Jeffrey Conner Reese, both of West Point; one sister, Lorene Carter of Hamilton, Ala.; two brothers, Buford Godsey of Hamilton, Ala., and Shelton Godsey of Booneville; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Greg Swartz, George Anderson, Chuck Carter, Richard Kimbrell, John Lewis and Don Hopper. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve McBrayer and Daniel Waldrep.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 966, West Point, MS 39773.

 

BEVERLY REGIS

            BANNER - Beverly Gay Regis, 39, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1993, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Banner Baptist Church.

Services will be al 4 p.m. today at the Banner Baptist Church with the Rev. Wyatt Harvey officiating. Burial will be in the Banner Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors include her husband, Scott James Regis of Banner; one daughter, Emily Regis of Banner; one son, John Regis of Banner; her mother and stepfather, Macie and James Brown of Bruce; two sisters, Barbara Woodall of Jackson, Tenn., and Mary Crocker of Tresvant, Tenn.; and her grandmother, Virginia Stewart of Bruce.

 

 

LENORA MAY REINHOLD

Lenora May Reinhold, 70, died Wednesday. Jan. 3, 2001 , at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville.

Services were Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop John Larsen conducting and Bishop Jimmie Floyd, Bobby Smith, Wayne Whipple and Jimmy Burcham assisting. Burial was in the Mormon Cemetery.

She was horn in Jan. 6, 1924, in Wichita, Kan.; the sixth of 16 children of Thomas Leonardous Inkelaar and Helen Georgiana Burns hnkelaar. During the Depression she and her brothers and sisters worked on die family farm. At age 19, she married Gijshertus Van Alphen of the Netherlands, who died in World War II. She wits later married to Ralph Wilson for a short time. On April 2, 1950, she married Frederick Irving Reinhold Sr. in the Logan. Utah, Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where they were members.

She and her husband owned and operated Reinhold Lithographing and Printing Company in Booneville for many years. She attended two Republican National Conventions, and was a delegate to the Mississippi White House Conference on Families. For the past 37 years, she was a member of die Booneville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint. She served in numerous teaching positions in die church, as well as Scouting Committees, and was Primary President of die Memphis Stake of the Church. She served a mission with her husband as a worker in the Atlanta Temple. She was a member of the Professional Women's Club and the Booneville Garden Club. She was a supporter of Booneville High School and Northeast Mississippi Community College. An avid gardener, she loved flowers of every variety. She enjoyed reading, music, playing the piano and harmonica and writing and directing skits and plays.

She is survived by five children, Joan Storch and her husband, Danny, of Southlake, Texas; Eileen Hempling of Memphis, Rick Reinhold and his wife, Kathi, of Grand Prairie, Texas, Lynne Murphy and her husband. Tommy, of Booneville, and Mark Reinb old of Cedar Creek, Texas: five sisters. Margareta Backes of Wichita Kan., Nellie Miller of Springville. Utah, Flossie Thompson of Wichita, Kan.; Dena Hall of Wichita Kan, Ruth Burke of Mentor, Ohio; six brothers, Leo Inkelaar of Wichita, Kan., Fred Inkelaar of Wichita, Kan.; Jerry Inkelaar of Lomita. Calf., Dennis Inkelaar of Sedgewick, Kan., Walter Inkelaar of Douglas, Kan., and Tom Inkelaar of Maine, Kan., 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993; her parents; two sister, Lillian Wood and Helen Sinner; two brothers, John Inkelaar and Jacob lnkelaar.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Christopher Shaw, David Scott, Aaron Jones. Ian Jones, Johnny Murphy. Andrew Murphy, Matthew 2einlxold and Scott Reinlx4d.

Honorary pallbearers were Elder Benjamin Murphy, Elder Jeffrey Reinhold, Steven Reinhold and Levi Reinhold.

Memorials may he made to the Booneville Ward Missionary Fund, c/o Bishop John Larsen, 118 CR 124, Booneville. MS 38829.

 

 

CLARENCE RENO

BOONEVILLE - Clarence Ray Reno, 77, died Monday, Aug 21, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a retired machine operator for Brown Shoe Company, where he worked for 28 years. He was a member of Gaston Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Forman and the Rev. Melton Koon officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Oarlock Reno of Booneville; his aunt, Imogene Taylor of Hills Chapel; two nephews, Billy Reno and Ralph Reno; one niece. Lana Reno.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Ruth Tidwell Reno; and two brothers, Talmadge Reno and Cortez Reno.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Arnold, L. C. Taylor, Charles Calvert, Dr. Harold Kirk, Mel Carlock and Nelvin Worley.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

HERMAN RENO

TISHOMINGO - Herman Price Reno, 82, died Monday, July 7, 1997, at the Tishomingo Living Center in Iuka. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a retired farmer after 50 years, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member and deacon of Sardis Baptist Church in Iuka.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. John Stockton officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ova E. Reno of Tishomingo; one daughter, Jean Reno of Tishomingo; three sisters, Helen Booker of Iuka, Christine Gattis of Tishomingo and Elnora Singleton of Danville, Ky.; one brother, Willard Reno of Tishomingo; one granddaughter, Shalom Hamilton of Corinth, His nephews will be pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth McRae, Edward McRae and Ben Brethireck.

 

 

EULA MAE RHOADS

BOONEVILLE - Eula Mae Stockton Rhoads, 83, died Friday, October 27, 1995, at her home near Booneville after an extended illness. She was a retired merchant and a homemaker. She was a member of the Little Brown Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Short and Bro. B. P. Thornton officiating.

Burial will be in the Little Brown Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Charles P. Rhoads of Anniston, Ala.; four daughters, Clydean Garvin of Iuka, Peggy Chase of Booneville, Rita Brownlee of Springfield, Mass., and Patricia Shannon of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Joe Stockton of Leigh Acres, Fla., and Hubert Stockton of New Site; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bro. Humbert Rhoads, and by her parents, Samuel Stockton and Lena Isbell Stockton. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time today at the funeral" home

 

 

R. C. RHOADS

CORINTH - R. C. Rhoads, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a schoolteacher and a basketball coach at New Site, Booneville and Jumpertown high schools for seven years. While coaching at New Site, he led the basketball team to the state championships in 1944 and 1945. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and Delta State University, He was a veteran of World War II and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a businessman from 1952 to 1968. He received the Who's Who in Mississippi Award in 1974. He was a founding member and deacon of the North Corinth Baptist Church and received a plaque from the church for being the song leader for 25 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at North Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Corinth National Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda Ramey Rhoads; three children, Robert Rhoads Jr., Phyllis Driver and Beckey Mills, all of Corinth; five grandchildren, Lisa Rhoads, Shawn Rhoads, Chris Witt, Rex Mills and Ryan Mills; two sons-in-law, Vick Mills and Glen Driver; a daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Rhoads; three step grandchildren, Chris Duncan, Meredith Duncan and Shanna Driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Unie Crouch Rhoads and William R. Rhoads; and five brothers, Roy Rhoads, Humbert Rhoads, Cecil Rhoads, Gordon Rhoads and Milton Rhoads.

Pallbearers will be the deacons of North Corinth Baptist Church.

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

 

 

ERNEST MILTON RHODES

BOONEVILLE - Ernest Milton Rhodes, 81, died Monday at his home after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Short and the Rev. C. D. Edge officiating. Burial will be in the New Site Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Euna Whitehead Rhodes of Booneville; two daughters, Marilyn Kelly and Carolyn Crouch, both of Booneville; three sons, William Rhodes and Larry Rhodes, both of New Site, and Fred Rhodes of Quincy, Fla.; one brother, R. C. Rhodes of Corinth; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

 

 

JEWEL G. RHODES

BOONEVILLE - Jewel C. Rhodes, 77, died Friday, Dec. 15, 1995, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after a brief illness. She was a factory worker at Blue Bell for 47 years and a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville. She was the widow of Sidney Rhodes.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include one son, Larry Rhodes of Rienzi; one sister, Eriene Abbate of Booneville; one grand- daughter, Ashley Rhodes of Rienzi; one niece, Ann Stevenson of Las Vegas

 

 

WILLIAM RHODES

FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. - William Gordon Rhodes, 69, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fayetteville, N. C., after a long illness. He was a car salesman, a Navy veteran and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Harris Rhodes; one daughter, Linda McCurley, and her husband, Barry, of Lancaster, S. C.; three sons, William "Bill" Rhodes and his wife, Tets, of Bonair, Ga., and Mark Rhodes and James Rhodes, both of Green Acres, Fla.; three sisters, Maureen Cox and Shirley Chittom, both of Booneville, and Lynn Roberts of Lanark Village, Fla.; five grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today.

 

 

WILLIAM ROY RHODES

CORINTH - William Roy Rhodes, 84, died Saturday Jan 24, 1987, at the Magnolia Hospital following an extended illness. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and a retired businessman. He was also a World War II veteran and a Mason.

Services will be at 10 a.m. at Coleman Funeral Home Midtown Chapel with the Rev. Edward Woodall officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Bell Rhodes of Corinth; four daughters, Faye Forte of Winter Haven, Fla., Shirley Lester and Marie Myers, both of Memphis, and Catherine Williams of Moorhead, Minn.; two brothers, R. C. Rhodes of Corinth, and Milton Rhodes of Booneville; 16 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

 

 

MATTIE LOU RICE

Mrs. Mattie Lou Rice, 71, of Booneville died Saturday, Jan. 24, at her residence

Services were Sunday, Jan. 25, 1897, at 2 p.m. at Salts Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Jimmy Wallis and Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery. Salts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rice was the widow of Roy Lee Rice. She was a retired homemaker and a member of the Old Bethel Church of Christ.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Irma Horton of New Site; two sons, Jimmy L. Rice of Booneville and William E. Rice of Marietta; a half-brother, Vernon Ray McCoun of New Site; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

OLEAN RICH

CHEROKEE, Ala. - Olean Rich, 82, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Oldham Baptist Church and a member of the order of the Eastern Star. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She also made the best peanut butter crackers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. John Bray officiating. Burial will be in the Barton Cemetery in Cherokee, Ala.

Survivors include one sister, Gladys Nicholson of Cherokee, Ala.; her grandchildren, Reza Mobley and her husband, Steve, and Barry Murphy and his wife, Penny, all of Cherokee; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Robbie Elaine; and an infant son.

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

 

CHARLES RICHARDSON

Charles Raymond "Bum" Richardson, 47, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at his home. He was a member of Lane Chapel CME Church and the a founder of the Lane Chapel Male Quartet. He was choir director, chorister, Sunday school superintendent, director of the Board of Christian Education, secretary of the Christian Men's Fellowship and a member of the Steward Board. On the Aberdeen-Tupelo District level, he served as district Sunday school superintendent, and a member of the Board of Christian Education and the Lay Council. On the annual conference level, he served as choir director and worship leader for the Lay Council. On the Episcopal level he served as the director of the Mississippi Leadership Training School choir and director of the Fourth Episcopal (MS/LA) District choir at the national youth and adult conference.

He was active in his community and in civic affairs. He served on the Regional Rehabilitation Center board, United Way of Northeast Mississippi, Census Bureau Complete Count board, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Society of Human Resources, International Personnel Manager Association, treasurer of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, and Tupelo Lee County United Negro College fund committee. He worked actively on the Haven Acres Neighborhood Improvement Project.

He was a 1971 graduate of Tupelo High School, where he was a member of the varsity chorus. He was a 1975 graduate of Rust College with a degree in business administration. He was a member of the Rust *College A Capella Choir and the Male Quintet. He was a Student of the Month, a Student of the Year, and a member of the Iota Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He was named an Outstanding Young Man of America. He was a fraternal brother of the Henry Hampton Elks Lodge. He attended Itawamba Community College, where he earned his certification in real estate. He served as the personnel director for the City of Tupelo for 11 years. He was currently employed by Jones and Associates Insurance Company.

Services will be at noon Saturday at the Ramada Inn Convention Center in Tupelo with the Rev. Charles Holbrook officiating. Burial will be in Porter's Memorial Park. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Chariston Oman Richardson of Amory; his mother, Annie Dilworth Richardson of Tupelo; nine sisters, Cathy Blanchard, Sandra Pulliam, Judy McCoy, Christi Richardson, Wanda K. Gray, Hattie Williams, Cynthia Garmon, Ann Dilworth and Latonia Dilworth, all of Tupelo; four brothers, Jeffery Richardson and Larry Gray, both of Tupelo, Johnny Gray and wife, Faye, of Kankakee, III., and Anthony Richardson of New York; a special mother, Mattie Richardson Fox.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, both at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charlston Richardson Trust Fund, c/o Ann Robinson, The Peoples Bank and Trust Company, P. O. Box 709, Tupelo MS 38802.

 

 

JAMES RICHARDSON JR.

BOONEVILLE  - James H. Richardson Jr., 40, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his home

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel Burial will be in Lowery Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents. James Hardie and Lottie Linville Richardson Sr. of Blue Mountain; one brother, Jerry Wayne Richardson of Hickory Valley, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Sue Sanders of Walls and Betty Anne Simmer of Lynbrough, N. H.

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

 

WILLIAM F. "BILL" RICHARDSON

RIENZI - William F. "Bill" Richardson, 92, died Thursday, September 17, 1992, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after a Zone illness. He was a farmer and a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home with Billie Boyd, J. B. Birmingham and Jerry Childs officiating. Burial will he in Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Richardson of Rienzi, eight daughters, Lavern Childs of Louin, Reba DePoyster of Booneville, Dean Henry and Retha Bain, both of Glen, Barbara McCalla of' Okolona, Nancy King of Rienzi, Jeancite Gone of Southaven and Elaine Bailey of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Floyd of Booneville and Margaret Vanstorx of Corinth: five sons, Dillard Richardson of Tupelo, Ray him Richardson of Rienzi, Edwin Richardson of Jacinto, Dwayne Richardson of Corinth and Larry Richardson of Michie, Tenn.; one stepson, Jimmy Hardwood of Rienzi: three sisters, Velnia Ford of Booneville. Mae Shipman of Corinth and Alma Voyles of Russellville, Ala.; 34 grandchildren, 23 great grand.

 

 

KATHERINE STEPHENS RICHEY

Katherine Stephens Richey, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness.

Services were Thursday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

She was born in Mississippi on Aug. 20, 1910, to the late Ward and Nola Stephens and was a resident of Prentiss County for most of her life. Her family moved to Birmingham, Ala., in her early years and she graduated from high school there in 1928.

Mrs. Richey has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville since 1970. Earlier in life, she had lived in Frankstown and had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Wheeler. She served both churches as a Sunday school teacher. Recently, as a member of the Women's Circle group at First Baptist Booneville, she helped to provide Christmas gifts to Mississippi orphanages including homemade stuffed animals and doll clothes.

She worked early in life as a store clerk in Frankstown before retiring as a garment inspector with Prentiss Manufacturing of Booneville in the late 1970s. She enjoyed writing poetry, bird watching, sewing and reading the Bible.

She is survived by one son. Sam Richey, and his wife, Dale. of Baldwyn; one brother, Joseph Horace Stephens of Memphis; one granddaughter, Lisa Smith LaBoone and her husband, Frankie, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.;

 

JOHN L. RICHIE

MARIETTA, Ga. - John Lee Richie died Thursday. Jan. 11, 2001. He was a native of the Birmingham Ridge community and the son of the late James Paul Richie and Mary Lee Easterling Richie. He was a retired colonel in the U.S. Army and an employee of Eastern Business Forms. He was a member and elder emeritus of the Second Presbyterian Church, where he was Sunday school superintendent.

Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Mackey Mortuary of Greenville, S.C., was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Martha R. Davis of Duluth, Ga., one son, John C. Richie, and his wife, Martha, of Marietta, Ga.; two brothers, Leon Richie of Booneville and J.P. Richie of Corinth; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Pauline Carter Richie, and a sister. Beatrice Scruggs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young Life of Greenville. 2320 E. North St., Greenville SC 29607.

 

MARIE RICHIE

Marie Elizabeth Richie, 84, of Booneville, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Friday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J. A. Thornton and Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Richie was a Registered Nurse with 40 years service and a member of Booneville Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Leon Richie of Booneville; her daughter, June Spencer and her husband, Doug of Fulton; her son, H. L. Richie Jr. of Booneville; one sister, Bessie Floyd of Booneville; one brother Toy Pharr of Savannah, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Craig Clayton, Jason Clayton and Bryce Richie; and two great grandchildren, Lauren Clayton and Matt McNutt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Monroe and Florence Eliza Botts Pharr; two sisters and five brothers.

 

 

WILLIE RICHMOND

Willie Richmond, 74, of Booneville, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Friday. March 15, at 11 a.m. at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro. Ark., with the Rev. Columbus Richmond officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Ward Cemetery in Strawberry, Ark. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Richmond was born April 14, 1927, in Saffell, Ark. He had lived in Booneville for the past seven years. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was retired from Atlas Asphalt.

He is survived by a daughter, Sue Timmons of Paragould, Ark.; a sister, Mary Ann Knight and her husband, Wilford, of Booneville: a brother, Columbus Richmond of Marshall, Ark.; three grandchildren: and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Richmond; a son; three brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers were Eugene Haskin, Jonathan Haskin, Jason Green, Jeremy Cole, Shane Driskill and Nathan Whitt. Honorary pallbearers were Justin Doss, Robby Michael, Jeff Richmond, Shannon Simms and Todd McLaughlin.

 

EVIE LOU RICKARD

IUKA - Evie Lou Rickard, 91, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Providence Baptist Church. She loved sewing and working with her many flowers.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Providence Baptist church with Bro. John Gwatney officiating. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Virgil Rickard and wife, Betty, of Cherokee, Ala.; several nieces and nephews; her grandchildren, Kim James, Kevin Parker, Benji Rickard, Bonnie Price and Joe Parker; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jason Parker, Deleanor McKee, Andy Pruitt, Craig Selman, Daryl Deaton and Matt Dexter. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Nunley and George Nunley.

Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

 

MARY RICKARD

BOONEVILLE - Mary Sumners Rickard, 79, died Friday, June 7, 1996, at the Glenwood Domiciliary in Montgomery, Ala., after an extended illness. She was the widow of Jim Rickard. She received her BA Degree and Masters Degree from the University of Mississippi and her Doctorate from Mississippi State University. She was retired as chairperson of the Northeast Mississippi Community College History Department and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville, where she served as a Sunday School teacher. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling and working in genealogy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today a1 the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan and Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. John Herbert Sumners and his wife, Helen George Sumners, and Dr. William Ellis Sumners and his wife, Caraly Moorehead Sumners, all of Montgomery, Ala.; six grandchildren, Johnathan Scott Sumners, Helen Shea Sumners, William Tanner Sumners, John Ellis Sumners, Cara Ann Sumners and Sarah Elizabeth Sumners, all of Montgomery, Ala.

 

 

ILENE RICKETTS

BOONEVILLE - Ilene Stevens Ricketts, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998. at her home after a long illness. She was born April 24, 1920, to Johnny Ben Stevens and Mary Gleedy Smith Stevens. She was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County. She was a retired machine operator for Prentiss Manufacturing Co. She was a charter member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Booneville, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the Booneville Homemakers Club. She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, and she enjoyed flowers and working in her yard.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Lambert, Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. Jimmy Clyde officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ruth Lombard and her husband, Larry, of Birmingham, Ala., and Betty Lambert and her husband, Hoyle, of Booneville; a sister, Mauveline Goff, and her husband, M. D., of Booneville; four grandchildren, Tony Lombard, Jeff Lombard, Mitzi Tatum and Darlisa Lambert; three great-grandchildren, Joshua Tatum, Jessica Tatum and Caleb Tatum; a special friend, Kaleb Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Lawrence V. Ricketts, on Jan. 8, 1990.

Pallbearers will be Charles Ricketts, Franklin Goff, Gary Smith, Bill Isbell, Rodney Barnes, Kim Billingsley and Ricky Lambert.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home until service time.

 

 

LAWRENCE V. RICKETTS

BOONEVILLE - Lawrence V. Ricketts. 75, died Monday, January 8, 1990, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church. He was also a retired city employee, serving as police captain for 1f years and superintendent of the street department for eight years.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Hill and the Rev. George Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ilene Ricketts of Booneville; two daughters, Betty Lambert of Booneville and Mary Ruth Lombard of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Cleo Shook of Blue Springs: four brothers, Dalton Ricketts and Curtis Ricketts. both of Booneville, Clyde Ricketts of Lauderdale and Humbert Ricketts of Fort Walton Beach Fla.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

LUCILLE RICKETTS

SOUTHAVEN, Mich. - Virgie Lucille Ricketts, 89, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at the Countryside Nursing Centre in Southaven, Mich. She was born Feb. 5, 1915, in Booneville to Daniel Luther and Minnie Pearl Barnes Shook. She was a member of the Coloma, Mich., Church of God. She and her husband worked in the Church of God ministry for 44 years, building churches and dedicating their life's work to the Lord. She enjoyed writing poems, reading, making scrapbooks, sewing, growing flowers, and being with her family and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Prentiss County Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Ezell officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy W. and Wayne Oolum of Michigan City, Ind.; four sons, Leland and Linda Ricketts of Vangor, Mich., James and Ruth Ann Ricketts of Walhalla, Mich., Ronald and Teresa Ricketts of Watervliet, Mich., and Bill and Cathy Ricketts of Holland, Mich.; four sisters, Grace Counce and Inez Keller, both of Booneville, Irene Armstrong of Zion, Ill., and Bernice Smith of Lexington, Tenn.; a brother, Edward and Esther Shook of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Leonard Isiah Ricketts; her parents; two brothers, Herman Shook and Herbert Shook.

Pallbearers will be Harold Michaels, Stanley Shook, Chris Kimbrough, Joe Snyder, Hayden Burns, Hoyt Lambert and Charles Ricketts.

 

MARY JANE "MOLLY" RICKETTS

Mary Jane "Molly" Ricketts, 89. o Booneville, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after ; brief illness.

Services were Monday, May 27, at 2 p.m. a McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Ricketts was the widow of John Dalton Ricketts and a homemaker. She was a member of Booneville First Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Ricketts and Harold Ricketts, both of Memphis; two sisters, Ola Harris and Alma Henderson, both of Booneville; three brothers, Bruce Cornelius, Huley Cornelius and Coley Lowrey, all of Mantachie; four grandchildren, Charles Ricketts Jr., Paige Beitel, Beth Sanders and Billy Ricketts; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

 

GORDON S. RICKS

ATHENS, Ala. - Gordon S. Ricks, 87, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the Floyd E. Tut Fann Veterans Home in Huntsville, Ala. He was born Jan. 31, 1914, in Prentiss County to Abner Morris Ricks and Ivy Guy Hardy Ricks. He is a 1933 graduate of Wheeler High School. He received a B. A. degree in education in 1940 and an M. A. degree in education in 1954, both from the University of Mississippi. He entered the U. S. Army on June 5, 1941, and graduated from Officer Candidate School in 1943. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving as an amphibious operations officer in the South Pacific until March 20, 1946. He served in the Army Reserve from 1946 to 1967, retired as lieutenant colonel. He taught school at Ripley from 1953-1954. He worked with the U. S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau from 1954-57; U. S. Army Ballistic Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, from 1957-60; and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center from 1960 until retiring on Aug. 25, 1978. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Athens, Ala.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery with Dr. Curtis Coleman officiating. McConnell Funeral Home of Athens, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn B. Ricks of Athens, Ala.; one son, Edwin G. Ricks of Madison, Ala.; one daughter, Lynda Ricks Smith of Athens, Ala.; one brother, Alton Morris Ricks of Wesson; one sister, Aileen Ricks Hoover of Baldwyn; five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 978, Athens AL 35612.

 

 

IVY HARDY RICKS

Ivy Hardy Ricks, 103, died Monday, Aug. 7, 1995, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility.

Services were Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bruce Little officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery.

Mrs. Ricks was the daughter of Will J. Hardy and Sally Hill Hardy, pioneer settlers of Prentiss County. After her mother's early death, she had a loving stepmother, Hattie Robertson Hardy. She also had several brothers and sisters, all of whom are deceased except for one sister.

She taught school in Prentiss County until her marriage to Abb Ricks in 1913. After her marriage she was a homemaker and helpmate to her husband until his death in 1946. They were the parents of five children. She was the oldest member of the First Methodist Church in Baldwyn.

She is survived by one daughter, Aileen Hoover of Baldwyn; two sons, Gordon Rocks and his wife, Evelyn, of Athens, Ala., and Alton Rick, and his wife, Jean, of Wesson; one sister. Ethel Heard of Booneville: seven grandchildren: and 14 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Fund, c/o Gladys Bullard, Route 4, Booneville, Miss. 38829.

 

ROY HARDY RICKS

Roy Hardy Ricks, 103, died Monday, Aug. 7, 1995, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility.

Services were Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bruce Little officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery.

Mrs. Ricks was the daughter of Will J. Hardy and Sally Hill Hardy, pioneer settlers of Prentiss County. After her mother's early death, she had a loving stepmother. Hattle Robertson Hardy. She also had several brothers and sisters, all of whom are deceased except for one sister.

She taught school in Prentiss County until her marriage to Abb Ricks in 1913. After her marriage she was a homemaker and helpmate to her husband until his death in 1946. They were the parents of five children. She was the oldest member of the First Methodist Church in Baldwyn.

She is survived by one daughter, Aileen Hoover of Baldwyn; two sons, Gordon Rocks and his wife, Evelyn, of Athens, Ala., and Alton Rick, and his wife, Jean, of Wesson: one sister, Ethel Heard of Booneville: seven grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Fund

 

CLETUS RIDDLE

BOONEVILLE - Cletus Riddle, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a farmer for 45 years and a Baptist.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Marshall Tennison and Horace McCombs officiating. Burial will be in Mackey's Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Earlene Riddle of Burton; one daughter, Deborah Deaton, and her husband, Robert, of Tishomingo; two sons, Larry Riddle and his wife, Jennifer, and Bobby Riddle and his wife, Sheena, all of Burton; two sisters, Gladys Jones of Warner Robins, Ga., and Quana Woodruff of Burton; three brothers, Curtis Riddle, Dauwayne Riddle and Travis Riddle, all of Burton; three grandchildren; six step grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Blunt, Jerry Blunt, Mark Brimingham, Mackie Riddle, Jimmy Woodruff and David Denson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dewell Smith, Leness Woodruff, Sherron Barren and Aaron Bullard.

 

 

DAVID ANDREW RIDDLE

David Andrew Riddle, 81, of Booneville, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 19. Burial was in Holley Cemetery.

Local survivors include his wife of 61 years, Travis Trimble Riddle of Booneville; two daughters, Martha Cromeans and Alice Green , both of Booneville; two sins, David Wayne Riddle and Tony Riddle, both of Booneville; and a brother, Jim Riddle of Booneville.

 

EARLENE RIDDLE

BOONEVILLE - Earlene Blunt Riddle, 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at the Chriswood Living Center in Booneville. She was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Tishomingo County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in Mackey's Creek Cemetery at Burton.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Deaton and husband, Robert, of Tishomingo; two sons, Larry Riddle and wife, Jennifer, and Bobby Riddle, all of Booneville; a brother, J.A. Blunt Jr.; three grandchildren, Craig Riddle, Matthew Puckett and Anna Riddle; five stepgrandchildren, Andy Deaton, Amy Middleton, Joe King, Allison King and Andy King; a great-grandchild, Amber Riddle; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Cadace Brown, Collin Middleton and Darby Deaton; her primary caregiver, Cassie Walden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Del Blunt Sr. and Tinie McRae Blunt; her husband, Cletus Riddle, in January 1998; and seven brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Craig Riddle, Matthew Puckett, Jackie Woodruff, Mackie Riddle, Phillip Blunt and David Denson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leness Woodruff and Dewell Smith.

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

 

MRS. ELLEN RIDDLE

Another of the county's oldest residents, Mrs. Ellen Smith Riddle passed away at her home near Burton Monday afternoon. She had suffered a fall about two months ago, where she sustained a fractured hip and had never recovered.

Mrs. Riddle would have reached her 87th birthday one-month from the day of death. She had lived her life in this section and was the daughter of the late Henry Smith, one of the pioneer settlers of old Tishomingo County. She was much loved by those who knew her and had led an active life in her community. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her husband the late Cato H. Riddle passed away about 9 years ago. She continued to live at the old home place. She was a loyal member of the Primitive Baptist Church and always attended its services when her health permitted. She was related to many of the old families in the Burton community. Nine children were born to this couple and all are still living.

 She is survived by four sons: Joe, Thomas, Harmon, and Robert and five daughters Mrs. Marion Woodruff, Mrs. Charlie Crow, Mrs. Marcus Howell, Mrs. Calvin Smith and Miss Melissa who lived at the old home. She is also survived by many other relatives.

Funeral services were held at New Hope Church Tuesday afternoon and were in the charge of Elder W E. W. Shackelford and Elder Marlin Bullard. At the close of the service the body was tenderly laid to rest in the New Hope Cemetery. Many beautiful flowers spoke of the high terms of the esteem in which she was held by those who knew and loved her.

The Independent extends the deepest sympathy to the large number of sorrowing relatives. McMillan and Son were in charge of the arrangements

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent October 24, 1940.

Submitted by: Ruby Rorie

 

 

JACK RIDDLE

BALDWYN - Charles Jack Riddle, 80, died Wednesday, May 15, 1996, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was self-employed, a Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Elder Ricky Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Goodwin Riddle of Baldwyn; two brothers, David Riddle and Jimmy Riddle, both of Booneville; several nieces and nephews.

 

 

JAMES W. "BILL" RIDDLE

James W. "Bill" Riddle, 59, of 200 Mimosa, East Circle Apartments. Booneville, died Friday, May 22, 1992, at his home after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday. May 24. at 4 p.m. at New Site Baptist Church with Bro. Charles Stephenson officiating. Burial was in New Site Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Riddle was retired from the trucking industry. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by two daughters, Gwen Riddle Amorim and Melissa Riddle, both of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, William D. "Bill" Riddle of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Juanita R. Michael of Booneville and Gwendolyn Chrestman of Houlka: and a brother, Boyd Riddle of New Site.

Pallbearers were Charles Chrestman, John Chrestman, Kim Chrestman, Greg Michael, Dale Michael, Weylon Michael and William Junior Johnson. 64. of Route 5. Box 201, Booneville. died Thursday. April 9, 1992, at his home after an extended illness.

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

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

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

 

 

JEWEL PARDUE RIDDLE

BOONEVILLE - Jewel Pardue Riddle, 86, died Thursday at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was the widow of J. V. "Vick" Riddle, a housewife and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in the New Site Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Juanita R. Michael of Booneville, Gwendolyn Chrestman of Houlka; two sons, Boyd Riddle of New Site, Bill Riddle of Booneville; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

 

JIM RIDDLE

Jim Riddle, 85, of Booneville, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Longwood Community Living Center after a brief illness.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Chad Hill officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Riddle was a carpenter, a WWII Army veteran, and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zena Riddle; his parents, Oscar and Kate Riddle: and three brothers, Vernon, Jack and David Riddle.

He is survived by two step-daughters, Reba Green and Zula Henderson, both of Booneville; two nieces, two nephews, five step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

 

WAYNE RIDDLE

Funeral Services For Wayne Riddle

Albert D. "Wayne" Riddle, 77, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a retired machine mechanic for Blue Bell in Tishomingo and an Army veteran of World War II. He attended the Primitive Baptist Church.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Elder Gene Brimingham, the Rev. Horace McCombs and the Rev. Rickey Johnson officiating. Burial was in Mackey's Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Rose Riddle; two daughters, Linda Denson and her husband, David, of the Burton community, and Ann Bridges and her husband, Billy Joe, of Booneville; one son, Jerry, Riddle, and his wife, Barbara, of the Burton community; two sisters, Quana Woodruff and her husband, Leness, of Booneville, and Gladys Jones of Warner Robbins, Ga.; two brothers, Curtis Riddle and his wife, Inez, of Tishomingo, and Travis Riddle and his wife, Miriam, of Booneville; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one great grandchild.

 

ZENA RIDDLE

BOONEVILLE - Zena Riddle, 93, died Tuesday. March 23, 1999, at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James W. Riddle; two daughters, Reba Green and Zola Henderson, both of Booneville; three sisters, Bertha Kennedy of Kossuth, Ethel English of Jumpertown and Zera Haden of Memphis; two brothers, Big Bromley and Leroy Brumley, both of Jumpertown; five grandchildren, Diane Akers, Linda Hill, Debrah Henderson, Jimmy Green and Danny Green, seven great grandchildren, Scots and Susan Green, Kimberly and Kelly Green, Brad Hill, Chad Hill and Tonya McAnally

 

 

ZERA RIDDLE

BOONEVILLE - Zera Sanders Riddle, 87, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Mackeys Creek Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and reading. She was the widow of Abner Erskin. She loved her family.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Lowery, Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder Gene Birmingham officiating. Burial will be in Mackey’s Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Alice Hopkins and her husband, Harold, of Booneville; one son, J. V. Riddle and his wife, Charlotte, of Booneville; two sisters, Zennie Mayo and Zetta Denson of Starkville; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Alexander and Sarah Alice Sanders; and one brother, Dorsey Sanders.

Pallbearers will be Walter Alan Davis, Mark Griffin, Tim Williams, Darrell Williams, Jeff Williams, Ben Dodds and Jamie Gamble.

Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors and staff of Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital and the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Visitation will last until service time today.

 

BEATRICE RIDER

CORINTH - Beatrice Marecle Rider, 90, went to meet her Precious Lord on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the Alcorn County Rehabilitation Center in Corint

She was a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church and served faithfully as pianist for many years. She and her husband of 48 years raised 10 children, and the evidence of this life of service to her family is described in Proverbs 31:28, "Her children arise up and called her blessed." Time spent with family gave her great joy. She loved God's music as well as God's creation, especially cardinals. She lived each day according to her favorite verse, "This is the day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24.Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Directors in Corinth with Bro. Bobby Hankins and Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Mrs. Rider's sons-in-law, the Rev. Gary Watkins and Dr. Chester Wayne Harrison, will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Loving family members surviving Mrs. Rider are six daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Eldon Latch, Betty and Jerry Reddell, and Sandra Jaudon, all of Corinth, Linda and Wayne Hughes of Michie, Tenn., Glenda and Chester Wayne Harrison of Camden, Tenn., and Brenda and Gary Watkins of Collierville, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Louise Rider of Jackson, Tenn., Don and Glenda Rider of Memphis, and Margaret Rider of Canton. Mrs. Rider is also survived by son-in-law Lester Downs and his wife, Dorothy, of Corinth, 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." II Corinthians 5:8. Preceding Mrs. Rider in death were her parents, William and Kathryn Marecle; her husband, Robert Arnold Rider; daughter, Frances Downs; and son, James Robert Ride

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jody Harrison, Rob Hodges, Jay Rider, Patrick Rider, Jim Rider, Keith Reddell and Scott Watkin

 

LAWRENCE RIDER

CORINTH - Lawrence Rider, 82, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at his home. He was born March 30, 1923, to the late Robert and Alice Rider. He retired from Taylor Heating and Air after many years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He enjoyed playing the guitar, working in his yard and spending time with his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Josh Hodum and Todd Hight officiating. Burial will be in Hinkle Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Shirley Ann Rider of Corinth; four sons, Terry Rider and wife, Lana, Ted Rider and wife, Shelly, Billy Rider and wife, Sarah, and Robert Rider and wife, Kebby, all of Corinth; two daughters, Patsy Smart and husband, Billy, of Booneville, and Gayle Crider and husband, David, of Corinth; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Annie Miller of Belmont and Lela Moore of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sylvia Rider; a brother, Arnold Rider; and a sister, Velma Rider.

Pallbearers will be Larry Pittman, Haymond Brown, Steve Richardson, Joe Sanders, Gene Sanders and Rick Inghram.

 

FRANK RIDER

GLEN - Thomas Frank Rider, 69, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at his residence. He was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Pickens County, Ga. He grew up in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and resided there until 1995 when he relocated to Glen, Miss. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army as a radar specialist and the National Guard in the 1960's in the armor forces. He was retired as a Staff Engineer from Lockheed Martin Energy Systems at the Y -12 and K-25 plants in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He was an avid horse lover, especially Appaloosas. He was a member of the East Tenn. Riding Club before relocating to Miss. He was a friend to all animals in general. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Ron Plymal and the Rev. Ray Morton officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Barbara Joe Wigginton Ridge; one son, Allen Chatman Rider and wife, Helen, of Glen; two brothers, John Williams Rider and wife, Faye, of Mikesville, Va., and Harold Emmitt Rider and wife, Susan, of Knoxville, Tenn.; one niece; three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Jewel Compton Rider and father, William Chatman Rider; his father-in-law, Jake Wigginton, and mother-in-law, Georgia Leggett Wigginton.

Pallbearers will be Don Rider, David Rider, Alvin Brown, Johnny Sellers, Harold Little and Harold Strachan.

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

Memorials may be made to the Corinth/Alcorn County Animal Shelter, 3825 Proper Street, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

CAROLYN RIDGE

BOONEVILLE - Carolyn Sue Ridge, 53, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ron Dail officiating. Burial will be in the New Site Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Wayne Ridge; one daughter, Samantha Sue Ridge of Booneville; one son, Tony Lee Ridge of Booneville; six sisters, Millie Spore of Ruby, Mich., Mary Terry of Gilman City, Mo., Ruth Matney and Melba Cantrell, both of Dexter, Mo., Edith Ishmael of Apache, Okla., and Vicki Stevenson of Arlington, Texas; two brothers, Edward Earl Carpenter of Topeka, Kan., and Durl Carpenter of Florida.

Visitation will continue today until service time.

 

JESSIE RIDGE

BOONEVILLE - Jessie Ray Ridge, 63, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at his home after a long illness. He was an auto mechanic, a member of Conran Baptist Church in Portageville, Mo., and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Site Cemetery with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Quinnie Ridge of Booneville; a son, Brian Ridge of Phoenix, Ariz.; six sisters, Margie Heidbrink of Beauford, Mo., Louise Tackett of Booneville, Sandra Hill of Marshall, Mo., Connie Lane of Booneville, Glenda High of Booneville and Vicky Copeland of Baldwyn; six brothers, Jimmy Lee Ridge, Billy Ridge and Dale Ridge, all of Booneville, Bobby Ridge of Fenton, Mo., Tommy Ridge of Biloxi and Tracy Ridge of Baldwyn; one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianna Ridge, and a sister, Elouise Ricketts.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

 

PATRICIA RIDGE

BOONEVILLE - Patricia Ann George Ridge, 48, died Wednesday, January 10, 1996, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Wesley's Chapel Worship Center. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman George and her stepfather, Andrew Esposito.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Newby officiating. Burial will be in the New Site Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Ridge of Booneville; one daughter, Carolyn Ross of Rienzi; one son, Timothy Ridge of Booneville; her mother, Irene Esposito of Lombard, Ill.; one sister, Carole Kasak of Lombard, Ill.; one brother, Pete Esposito of Lombard, Ill.; seven grandchildren, John Knight, Christina Knight, Tabatha Knight and Michael Knight, all of Rienzi, Brandon Ross of Rienzi, Terry Ridge of Tupelo and Mark Ridge of Iuka.

Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.  

 

GARY RIGGS

Gary Riggs, 49, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at Dallas Parkland Hospital, Dallas Texas.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Fay (Page) Riggs

Mr. Riggs is survived by his wife, Rossana Riggs, of Mexicali, Mexico; father and stepmother, Doyle Kenneth and Ruth Riggs, Maryville, Tn.; 2 stepsons; his grandmother, Mary L. Riggs of Baldwyn, Ms; 2 sisters, Sheila Shipman of Memphis Tn. and Gingers Harris of Bedford, TX; 2 brothers, Jeffery and Tony Riggs, both of Southaven, Ms; 1 stepbrother, William Wheeler of Dallas, TX; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be from 12 noon Saturday May 6, 2000 until service time at Cutshall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 3p.m. Saturday, May 6 with Bro. Richard Denson officiated.  Burial will be in Rutledge Salem Cemetery.

 

URAH IRENE RILEY

IUKA - Urah Irene Riley, 100, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at her residence. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church. She loved flowers an birds and was known for her beautiful yard.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. C. I. Puckett officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Lila Hamm and Willard Daugherty, both of Iuka, and Paula Methvin and her husband, George, of Memphis; three sisters, Delilla Miller of Owens Crossroads, Ala., Jewel Armstrong of Tempe, Ariz., and Rubene Skinner of Iuka; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Riley; two sons, Bradford Eugene Riley and Arthur Cecil "Pete" Riley; and a daughter, Wanda Yost.

Pallbearers will be Steve Voyles, Clinton Richardson, Jon Riley, Jerry Siler, Donald Deaton and George Methvin Jr. Honorary pallbearers include Alan Riley, Jasen Burns, George Methvin Sr., Kevin Benedict, Mike Richardson and Wesley Strickland.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Unity Baptist Church.

 

DOROTHY SUE REED RINALDI

Dorothy Sue Reed Rinaldi, 51, died Tuesday, April 7, 19971 at Baptist Memorial Hospital   Golden Triangle in Columbus after a long illness. She was born Feb 7, 1937 in Prentiss County to James Thomas "J T." Reed and Lillie Mae Alexander Reed. She was a waitress. Her, church affiliation was non denominational She enjoyed bird watching, growing Rowers, television & doing needlepoint

Services were Friday at Bonneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Marshall Tennison and Bro. Millard Yates officiating Burial was in Jumpertown Cemetery

Survivors laded, her husband, Chris Rinaldi, one son, Wayne Simmons of Starkville; three sisters, Jeanette Loveless & husband. Doc & Lloyd Owens & husband James, all of Booneville, Joyce Jarrard & her husband Henry of Alma, Ga.; six nephews; three nieces.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Roland. Wayne Hall, Henry Jarrard, Randy Page, Charles Loveless and Cullen Loveless

 

BERNICE RINEHART

BIGGERSVILLE - Bernice Rinehart, 88, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a lifelong resident of Alcorn County. She was a charter member of Biggersville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Dan Wright officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Arnold and husband, Gene, of Rienzi; two stepdaughters, Mary Dillingham of Theo and Cathy Parvin of Biggersville; two stepsons, Hubert Rinehart of Corinth and David Rinehart of Booneville; a sister, Dorothy Boyd of Corinth; two grandsons, Jerry Arnold and wife, Sabrina, and Ronnie Arnold and wife, Sharon; two great-grandsons, Chad Arnold, and Joey Arnold and wife, Amanda; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Megan and Alex Mitchell; two great-great-grandchildren, Brittany and Justin Arnold; a special niece, Jane Wilbanks.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lon and Audie Johnson; her husbands, Burton L. Whirley, Milton W. Rinehart and James Evans; two brothers, Melvin and Levi Johnson; two sisters, Jessie Mills and Mary Lee Killough; and a great-granddaughter, Janie Denise Arnold.

Pallbearers will be Olen Arnold, Johnny Lindsey, Wayne Lindsey, Bud Mitchell, Nick Brawner and Chip McCollum.

 

 

ESTELL RINEHART

CORINTH - Estell Rinehart, 81, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was an employee of Crossroads Inn and a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Wheeler Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Kara Blackard and Bro. Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Grove Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Jacky Rinehart of Corinth; five stepdaughters, Annie Pearl Looney of Goshen, Ind., Juanita Austin of Burnsville, Gail Butts of Seminole, Fla., Polly Hovis and Annette Norwood, both of Athens, Ala.; one sister, Kathrine Oxner and her husband, Ralph, of Corinth; two sisters-in-law, Faye Bonds and Marie Bonds, both of Corinth; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Rinehart; her parents, Emmitt and Annie Bonds; one daughter, Martha Steen; one stepson, Sonny Rinehart; one sister, Elizabeth Carter; two brothers, John Bonds and Joe Bonds.

Her nephews will be pallbearers.

 

EUNICE VAN RINEHART

Eunice Van Rinehart, 60, of Lake Alford, Fla., died unexpectedly Friday, July 5, 1985, at the Lakeland General Hospital in Lakeland, Fla.

Services were Monday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with J. B. Brimingham officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.

Mr. Rinehart was retired. He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by a son, John Lee Rinehart of Joliet, Ill.; a daughter, Sa llie Jane Rinehart of Joliet, Ill.; three brothers, Fray Rinehart of Rienzi, Raymond Rinehart and Odis Rinehart, both of Memphis; and five sisters, Ester Doyle, Ruth Clark and Pearl Johnsey, all of Rienzi, Verlin Brooks of Corinth and Fannie Allen of Ramer, Tenn.

 

JAKE RINEHART

BOONEVILLE - Milton "Jake" Rinehart, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Boonville after a long illness. He was a grocery store owner and a farmer. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Richey Rinehart; two daughters, Linda Gann and her husband, Dean, of Tupelo, and Patsy Leeper and her husband, Jim, of Saltillo; five sisters, Marie Smith and Christine Ware, both of Booneville, Judy Green of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Ann Leso of Memphis and Amy Hathcock of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; a brother, Bo Hickman of Jumpertown; two grandchildren, Wendy Lansdell and Bradley Gann; three great-grandchildren, Chris Walden, Paige Costello and Nicholas Gann.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

JOSEPH F. RINEHART

CWO, Joseph F. Rinehart, USA (Ret.), 84, formerly of Prentis County, died Monday, March 1, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas.

He was born Sept. 15, 1919, to the late Polly (Green) and Char1i Blake Rinehart. He was a member of the Masons. He fought in Worh War Il, Korean War and Vietnam and was a member of the 5th Armo Division. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and friend t many.

Services were Thursday, March 4, at 9 a.m. at Sunset Funeral Homf Chapel. Burial and full military services followed at Fort Sam Houstor National Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Annie Rinehart; son, Jerry Rinehart and his wife, Brenda; daughter, Marsha Johnson and her husband. Ken Jason Rinehart and Travis Johnson. his brothers-in-law, Herschel Morgan and his wife, Shirley, Joe Morgan and his wife, Anna; sisters-in-law, Mavis Morgan and Velma Rinehart, all of Booneville.

 

LOVIE RINEHART

Funeral services for Lovie Lucille Rinehart, 88, of Corinth, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Hinkle Baptist Church with the Rev. Rayburn Richardson and the Rev. Excail Burleson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation continues at 1 p.m. until service time today at the church. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rinehart died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Alcorn County care inn. She was a member of Hinkle Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Martin Rinehart; father, Daniel Kossuth Hindman; mother, Martha T. Haygood Hindman; a grandson, Tony Ballard; and a great grandson.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Martin Rinehart of Rienzi, Don Rinehart of Rienzi and Charles Rinehart of Corinth; three daughters, Laverne Ballard of Rienzi, Sarah Hamlin of Corinth and Dianne Lueken of Corinth; 21 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are James Ward Taylor, Jimmy Taylor, Stanley Bollard, Garvin Davis, Charles Lowry and Mike Quinn. Honorary pallbearers are officers of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

 

 

LOYD RINEHART

Loyd Rinehart, 68, of Booneville, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at his home after an extended illness.

Services were Saturday, April 24, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder Gene Brimingham officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.

Mr. Rinehart was retired owner of Rinehart Discount Tire Store. He was a music enthusiast who enjoyed recording music and giving the recordings to his family and friends. He was a member of Saudis Primitive Baptist Church and a Korean War Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elder Clifford Palmer Rinehart and Vista Armstrong Rinehart.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Earline Lambert Rinehart; one son, Michael Rinehart and his wife, Priscilla, of Natchez; three sisters, Zelma Brimingham and Laverne Bullock, both of Burnsville and Jo Ann Sorrell of Dalton, Ga.; two grandchildren, Palmer Rinehart and Anne Elise Rinehart; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, do William F. Brown, 50l CR 300, Glen, MS 38846 or to North Mississippi Medical Center Home Health Agency and Hospice Services, 600 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.

 

 

MABLE RINEHART

Mable Alice (Ferris) Rinehart, 93, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Friday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder G. C. Woodruff officiating. Burial was in Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Rinehart was born Feb. 27, 1907, in Alcorn County, the daughter of Robert Alexander Farris and Nettie Willie Lancaster Farris. She was a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, babysitting and walking.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Floyd and her husband, J. Robert, of Booneville, and Betty Woodis and her husband, Ken, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; a son, Frank Rinehart arid his wife, Virginia, of Rienzi; a brother, Max Ferris and his wife, Virginia, of Tupelo; a sister, Reba Yoakum of Cuthbert, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death in 1939 by her husband, William Dow Rinehart; a daughter, Marie Rinehart; one brother; and three sisters.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jim Floyd, John Floyd, Bobby Rinehart, Bill Rinehart, Patrick Rinehart and Paul Woodis.

Memorials may be made to Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Floyd Brown, 501 CR 300, Glen, Miss. 38846.

 

 

MILTON RINEHART

Milton "Jake" Rinehart, 82, of Booneville, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were held Friday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery.

Mr. Prentiss was a member of Christ United Methodist Church; a Grocery owner; and a farmer. He enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his wife. Envna Richey Rinehart; two daughters, Linda Gann and husband Dean of Tupelo and Patsy Leeper and husband Jim of Saltillo; five sisters, Marie Smith and Christine Ware of Booneville, Judy Green of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Ann Leso of Memphis, Tenn. and Amy Hathcock of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; one brother, Bo Hickman of Jumpertown; two grandchildren, Wendy Lansdell and Bradley Gann; and three great-grandchildren, Chris Walden, Paige Costello and Nicholas Gann.

 

 

NORA RINEHART

BALDWYN - Nora Rinehart, 91, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Spurgeon Mullikin and Bro. Keith Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three sisters, Vinnie Davis and Maudie Parks, both of Baldwyn, and cola Hickman and her husband, Bill, of Florida, one brother, Archie Smith of Baldwyn; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband. Coy Rinehart: three sisters Velma Green, Gracie Crawford and Katie Mullikin; and two brothers, Arnold Smith and Author Smith.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Rinehart Duane Rinehart, J. P. Davis, Wallace Davis, Gayle Davis and Randolph Mullikin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Floyd, Ronnie Rowland, Jimmy White, Charlie Rowland, Gene Cruse, Barry Rinehart and Joe Downs.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

ROBERT MARTIN RINEHART

Robert Martin Rinehart, 72, of Rienzi, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Monday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at Hinkle Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Hindman and the Rev. Raybon Richardson officiating. Burial was in Hinkle Baptist Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rinehart was a member of Hinkle Baptist Church. a retired motor grader operator with the Alcorn County road system and a farmer. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed raccoon hunting and being around horses.

 

TOM RINEHART

BOONEVILLE - Tom Rinehart, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Alcorn County Rehab and Health Center after a long illness. He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Federal Compress in Booneville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Earl Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Goodin and husband, George, and Margaret Googe and husband, James, all of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Dr. Jim Googe and wife, Lisa, of New Albany, Sandra Gordon of Booneville, April Gough and husband, Sean, of Huntsville, Ala., Mike Rinehart of Corinth, Joe Rinehart and wife, Tracie, of Corinth, Rusty Rinehart and wife, Jackie, of Tupelo, and Amanda Bland and husband, Jason, of Booneville; 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Verdie Littrell Rinehart, and a son, Tommy Rinehart.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

VELMA RINEHART

BOONEVILLE - Velma Rinehart, 93, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehab after a long illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1911, in Prentiss County to the late Bill and Rosie Lee Presley Yates. She was a homemaker and a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was the widow of Lloyd Rinehart.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Walker and Bro. Excail Burleson officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord Cemetery.

Survivors include a grandson, Richard Floyd and wife, Paula, of Azle, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Nicole Stewart and Letisha Floyd; a great-great-grandson, Jamie Floyd; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; a daughter, Polly Floyd; an infant son; three sisters, Ollie Mae Keenum, Mary Baldwin and Dovie Hall; and two brothers, Earnest Yates and Marvin Yates.

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

 

VERDIE RINEHART

Verdie Jewel Rinehart, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville.

Services were Monday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Rinehart was a member of Booneville Church of Christ. She was a retired homemaker and a retired employee of the Headstart Program with 16 years of service. She enjoyed flowers.

She was preceded in death by one son. Tommy Rinehart.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ton Rinehart of Booneville; two daughters, Margare Googe and her husband, James, and Betty Goodin and her husband, George, all of Booneville; sever grandchildren, Dr. Jim Googe and his wife, Lisa, of New Albany. Sandra Gordon of Booneville, April Gough and her husband, Scan, of Huntsville, Ala. Mike Rinehart of Corinth, Joe Rinehart and his wife Tracey, of Corinth, Rusty Rinehart and his wife, Jackie of Tupelo, and Amanda Bland and her husband Jason, of Booneville; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

 

VISTA ARMSTRONG RINEHART

JACINTO - Vista Armstrong Rinehart, 92, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1993, at Tishomingo County Hospital after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church. She was the widow of Elder Clifford P. Rinehart.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder J. B. Brimingham officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Zelma Brimingham of Snowdown community, Laverne Bullock of Cairo community and Jo Ann Sorrell of Dalton, Ga.; one son, Lloyd Rinehart of Booneville; four sisters, Ila Wade of Tuscumbia, Ala., Artie Lambert of Holcutt, Eunice Williams of Memphis, Tenn., and Iness Bamett of Calif.; two brothers, Warren Armstrong of Jacinto and Allen Armstrong of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

MARY RINKS

IUKA - Mary Francis Lovelace Rinks, 80, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Alabama. She was a caregiver for the elderly and a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include two daughters, Susie Phillips and husband, Jimmy Nash Phillips, of Wetumpka, Ala., and Karolyn Willis and husband, Keith Willis, of Russellville, Ala.; two sisters, Ruby Gurley of Iuka and Nina Gresham of Belmont; four grandchildren, Robby Baker of Clarksville, Tenn., Damian Rinks and Bud Phillips, both of Wetumpka, Ala., and Amy Box of Tuscumbia, Ala.; four great-grandchildren, Alanna Box of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Kimberly Phillips, Jamie Phillips and Haley Phillips, all of Wetumpka, Ala.

Pallbearers will be James Roy Phillips and Damian Rinks.

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

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Hershel Sanderson and James E. Rinks; a daughter, Valerie Rinks; a son, Michael Rinks; a sister, Mattie Lomenick; and two grandchildren, Bill Phillips and Russell Scott.

 

GRACE RIPPIE

Grace Harp Ripple, 82, of Adamsville, Tenn., died Wednesday. March 20, 2002, at McNairy Methodist Healthcare after an extended illness.

Services were Friday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at Old Union Church with Bro. Billy Barnes officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rippie was a homemaker and a member of the Old Union Nondenominational Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Rippie; two sons, Tommy and James Rippie; one sister, Lessie Taylor; and one brother, Burnell Harp.

She is survived by two sons, Clifford Rippie of Selmer, Tenn., and Bobby Rippie of Adamsville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

HONEY RIPPIE

RIENZI - Lessie Mae Honey Scott Rippie, 73, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was of the Baptist faith. She loved her family and friends and spending time with her grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Kemps Chapel Baptist Church in Rienzi with Bro. Dale Henderson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, James Clayton Rippie of Rienzi; one son, Ronnie Rippie and wife, Lena, of Rienzi; three daughters, Linda Berry of Rienzi, Barbara Taylor of Corinth,, and Loretta Kellum and husband, Mark, of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Lee Voyles III, Tammy Trantham, Shane Holland, Shawn Smith, Justin Taylor, Jeremy Smith and Pamela Rippie; five great-grandchildren, Joshua Voyles, David Frady Jr., Devin Frady, Brandon Voyles and Madison Elizabeth Holland; two stepgrandchildren, Mark Kellum II and Jon Kellem; one sister, Betty Scott Osbourn of Lincoln, Neb.; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Scott; her mother, Myrtle Oliver Scott; 11 brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday.

 

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