ELAINE ROACH

SHILOH, Tenn. - Elaine Miles Roach, 57, formerly of Booneville, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at her home. She was an employee of Shiloh Foods. She was a member of the Lovejoy Baptist Church and Past Matron of Paden Chapter No. 351 of the Eastern Star.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lovejoy Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Driskell and Bro. Jimmy Wallis officiating. Burial will be in the Lovejoy Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, James Theo Roach; her father, Roy Miles and his wife, Matte, of Booneville; two daughters, Vicki Bearden of Booneville and Tena Swords of Ecru; one stepdaughter, Emma Ann Roach of Rienzi; one son, Randy Bearden of Booneville; five stepsons, Dennis Roach of Corinth, David Roach of Rienzi, Enis Roach of Charleston, Mo., Dewayne Roach and Joe Roach, both of Burnsville; three sisters, Hazel Ilene Miles of New Buffalo, Mich., Minnie Faye Thomas of Booneville and Mary Joyce Brown of Corinth; one brother, Jimmy Miles of Booneville; one stepbrother, Mike Adams of New Site; four grandchildren, Jason Bearden of Ecru, Mackenzie Bearden, Harley Bearden and Jounce Bearden, all of Booneville; one great grandson, Justus Bearden: 14 step grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ellis Carl Bearden; her mother, Ordine Miles; one stepson, Johnny Reach; one infant grandson, Kaylan Bearden; and one infant brother, Roy Alvin Miles Jr.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.

 

MARTHA A. ROACH

IUKA - Martha A. Roach, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth White officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include a son, Gene Roach and wife, Shonda, of Cherokee, Ala.; a daughter, Martha May Perry of Iuka; two sisters, Evelyn Cantree of Corinth and Ruth Rodgers of Arkansas; five grandchildren, Jackie Roach, Donna Cosby, Holly Martines, Tommy Roach and Patricia Cosby; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Roach; a son, Lester Lee Roach; and her parents.

 

J.C. ROBBINS

IUKA - Charles "J.C." Robbins, 76, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a member of the Iuka Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Iuka Church of Christ with Minister Lance Foster officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka. Ludlam's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Edna V. Robbins of Iuka; a daughter, Diane Robbins; a stepson, Ricky Richardson and wife, Mildred, of Leighton, Ala.; his grandchildren, Ashley Richardson and wife, Christy, of Decatur, Ala., Eric Richardson of Madison, Ala., John Maurer, Lars Powell and Eli.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Robbins and Mary Etta Box Robbins.

Pallbearers will be Ashley Richardson, Eric Richardson, John Maurer, Lars Powell, Larry Coan and Lanny Coan.

 

JACK ROBBINS

BOONEVILLE - Preston "Jack" Robbins, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., after an extended illness. He was a retired carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church and the widower of Irma Smith Robbins. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Rip Robbins and Elmer Robbins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Bro. Rick Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara DeVaughn of Booneville; one son, Roy Robbins and his wife, Beverly, of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Pearl Rorie and Mozella Hardin, both of Burnsville; six grandchildren, Brad DeVaughn, Tracy Hamilton, Rob Robbins, Michelle Sadder and Justin and Jennifer Robbins; a special friend, Sara Martic; four great-grandchildren, Breanna and Garrett Robbins and Kelli and Anna DeVaughn.

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

 

LINDSAY LEIGH ROBBINS

Lindsay Leigh Robbins, 5 months, of Guntown, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at her home. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 13. Burial was in Campbelltown Cemetery. Local survivors include a sister, Heather Pettigo of Booneville.

 

JANET ROBERSON

TIPLERSVILLE - Janet Renfrow Roberson, 78, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at the Alcorn County Care Inn in Corinth. She was a retired employee of Benchcraft and a member of the Tiplersville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Barron Pilgrim officiating. Burial will be in the Tiplersville Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Horton and husband, David, of Tiplersville, and Betty English and husband, Randy, of Booneville; a son, James W. Roberson and wife, Carla, of Ripley; a sister, Ileda Jackson of Walnut; six grandchildren, Davy Horton, Beth Ann Horton, Josh Bennett, Hannah English, Audrey Roberson and Valerie Roberson; two stepgrandchildren, Mandi Lewellen and Kyle English.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy L. Roberson; two brothers, Victor and Roy Renfrow; and a grandson, Freddy Horton.

Pallbearers will be Terry Renfrow, Dale Renfrow, Kary Jackson, Tommy Cossitt, James Harrison, Dannel Harrison and Fred Moore.

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

Memorials may be made to the Tiplersville Cemetery Fund, c/o Fred Moore, P.O. Box 36, Tiplersville MS 38674.

 

A. C. ROBERTS JR.

A. C. Roberts Jr., 80, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Apr 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a sudden

Services were Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at Forked Oak Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Johnson and Bro. Horace McCombs officiating. Burial was in Forked Oak Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Roberts was retired from TVA Public Safety after 32 years. He was a member and deacon of Forked Oak Baptist Church, a World War H Army veteran, a member of the American Legion and the Burton Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Reba Harris Roberts and one brother, Hurley Roberts.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Geraldine Houston Roberts; one daughter, June Hutcheson and her husband, Jerry, of Booneville; one. son, Dennis Roberts and his wife, Debbie, of Mantachie; one sister, Sarah Ann Mayo and her husband, Paul, of Raleigh, N. C.; four grandchildren, Nicole Hutcheson, Josh Hutcheson, Jeff Roberts and his wife, Tosha, and Brandi Roberts; and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Danielle Roberts

 

 

ARILS O. ROBERTS

Arlis O. Roberts, 74, died Oct 22, 1997 at the North Mississippi Medical Center, after a sudden illness. He was a retired Chevrolet mechanic, a farmer and a member of East Mount Zion

He was a Veteran of World War II and served in the Italian Campaign.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Hoven and the Rev. Gerald officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lavelle Braden Roberts of Baldwyn; two daughters, Phyllis Scott and her husband, Eddie, of Baldwyn, and Johnnie Hall and her husband, Bobby, of the Alpine community; two sons, Terry and wife Brenda and Ralph Roberts and his wife, Linda all

of Ba dwyn; one sister, Nettie Hendrix of Baldwyn; one brother, Roy Roberts of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren, Bradley Hall, Timothy Hall, Belinda Reynolds Bridget Farrar, Michael Roberts, Jamie Roberts and Derrick Hoberts; nine great-grandchildren; his extended family, Joe and Linda Roberts, Amy Roberts Bratton, Jody Roberts, and William and Kay Langston.                     

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sebbie and Audrey Roberta brother, Medford Roberts; and a sister, Odean Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Michael Larry Edge, Buck Edge, William Langston, Steve Hendrix and Joe Roberts.

 

BEN D. ROBERTS

WHEELER - Ben D. Roberts, 66, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a retired employee of Mid-South Packers, and a member of Baldwyn Masonic Lodge No. 108 and Osborne Creek Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler-Coggins Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Clyde Patton and Bro. Marty Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery in Baldwyn.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Graham Roberts of Wheeler; a son, Samuel B. Roberts and wife, Ginger, of Baldwyn; three daughters, Judy Kelly and husband, Paul, of Brewer, Joyce Brown and husband, Mitch, of Ecru, and Lorna Holcomb and husband, David, of Booneville; two sisters, Avanell Roberts of Baldwyn and Eunie Parker of Tupelo; a brother, J. E. Roberts of Baldwyn; a brother-in-law, Slim Graham of Wheeler; seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Walden and Gladys Roberts; a daughter, Regina Roberts; a grandson, Benjamin Kelly; and a brother, Truitt Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Gordon Walton, Anthony Hoard, Matthew Thompson, Larry Powell, Bud Wallis and Darren Herring.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

 

BILLY ROBERTS

Billy Franklin Roberts, 64, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at the Beaverly Health Center in Tupelo. He was the son of Earlie Clara Prestage Roberts. He was a former employee of Gosa Pool Room and Maxey Pool Room.

Services were at 4 p.m. Monday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton with Bro. Tom Hawks officiating.

Survivors include a son, Drew Roberts of Belmont; two daughters, Kayla Roberts and Kelsey Roberts of Belmont; a brother-in-law, David Flourney and wife, Ashley, of Sheffield; a sister-in-law, Juanita Jones of Fulton; his former father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roger and Linda Howell of Golden; four nieces, one nephew.

 

BOBBIE ROBERTS

A 20-year-old Prentiss County man faces a possible murder charge after apparently dousing his mother with gasoline and then setting her on fire during an argument at their home last Saturday night.

Bobbie Roberts, 37, died about 10:45 Wednesday July 23, 1991 morning at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis where she had been fisted in critical condition since the incident occurred.

Tracy E. Cagle, 20, of P. O. Box 5, New Site, apparently attacked his mother around 10 p.m. Saturday, July 20, after she scolded him for mistreating his 10-yearold half-sister. Melissa.

"He reportedly had been mistreating her,"Prentiss County Deputy Randy Tolar said. "Mrs. Roberts got on to him and that started the confrontation.

Melissa phoned the sheriffs department and reported Cagle was beating her mother, Deputy Lance Rinehart said. "Evidently when she called he hadn't set her on fire," he said.

However, after reporting the beating, the child suddenly screamed and the phone went dead, he said. "Cagle allegedly burned his mother by dousing gasoline on the house." Rinehart said. "We haven't got eyewitnesses to the fact he poured it on her, but we speculate he doused her  as badly as she was burned."

Officers said the woman's clothes melted on her and dripped onto the carpet.

When officers arrived at the residence in the New Hope community no one was there. However, they reported there was smoke and the strong smell of gas in the house.

In attempting to reconstruct what happened, officers believe Cagle left the residence briefly after the assault on his mother. But he then returned and took his mother and sister to the hospital.

Due to his erratic behavior, however, Cagle was forced to leave the hospital while his mother was being treated. 'The doctor ran him off because he was in hysterics, ranting and raving."

Rinehart said, after he was forced to leave the hospital. Cagle apparently went to a family member's home and told them what had happened.

Shortly afterward. Deputy Raymond Vick met Cagle at the intersection of Highway 30 and New Hope Road, but Cagle would not stop for him, officers said.

A chase ensued and about 30 minutes later Cagle was apprehended at the hospital. Rinehart said.

The Booneville Police Department assisted in the chase. Cagle ran at least one road block. Rinehart said.

Cagle was originally charged with arson and aggravated assault due to the attack on his mother.

As a result of the chase, he will also be charged with reckless driving, six counts of running stop signs and red lights, and resisting arrest.

Mrs. Roberts was transferred from Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis by helicopter Saturday night.

"Tuesday afternoon a hospital spokesman said she was listed in critical condition.

"According to the doctor's report, she had second degree burns over 80-90% of her body." Deputy Rinehart said.

She died Wednesday morning at 10:45. As a result, the assault charge against Cagle will probably be changed to a murder charge. officials said.

The investigators said they were impressed with the way 10year-old Melissa handled the situation Saturday night. She was actually responsible for putting out the fire on her mother. Rinehart said.

"She took a comforter off the bed and threw over her." Rinehart said, was talking to her and she told us she remembered the Dick Van Dyke commercial about fire stop, drop and roll. You see those commercials all the time but you don't know how effective they are. It makes you think it might be doing a little bit of good," Rinehart said.

Mrs. Robert's daughter is now staying with her grandmother. Deputy Tolar said. Officers said the girl did not appear to be physically hurt but she was traumatized.

Officers found a jug at the scene with what appeared to still contain a small amount of gasoline and oil. Deputy Tolar said. Evidence from the scene was taken to the state crime lab Monday.

There were several witnesses who saw "bits and pieces" from a distance, deputies said. The sheriffs department is still trying to piece together what actually took place, deputies said.

Cagle remains in the county jail on $100,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is set Tuesday. Aug. 6.

 

 

BRITNEY ROBERTS

BALDWYN - Britney Michelle Roberts, 14, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. She was born Feb. 26, 1985 She was a freshman at Baldwyn High School, where she was involved in chorus and art. She was an active member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was an avid collector of Ty Beanie Babies and Volkswagen Bugs.

Services will be at 2 p m today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chester Harrison and Bro. Rayburn Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Lynn and Kenny Payne of Baldwyn; her father, Buddy Roberts of Tupelo, one sister, Mallory Roberts of Baldwyn; to, grandparents, David and Betty Wallis, and Charles and Shelby Roberts, all of Baldwyn her great-grandfather, J. W. Bullock of Jumpertown, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ashley Marie Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Robert Way, Randy Lindsey, Joey Kimbrough, Roger Speck, Brad McCreary, Ronald Speck and Billy Roberts.

 

 

CHARLINE ROBERTS

BOONEVILLE - Cordelia Charline Roberts, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at her home after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County, a retired homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Richie Abies and Jerry George officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Roberts of Booneville; five daughters, Juanita Kelly of Flint, Mich., LaRue Jackson of Golden, Audrey Wheelington of New Site, Brenda Berryman of Booneville and Delia Boatrite of Florence, Ala.; three sons, R. L. Roberts, L. C. Roberts and Charles Roberts, all of Booneville;one sister, Olita Proulx of Boise, Idaho; 43 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Arthur Lee Roberts and Jessie .Eugene Roberts; one sister, Audrey Lee Kennedy; and one brother, Jessie Lee Ridge.

 

 

CLIFF ROBERTS

BOONEVILLE - Clifford G. "Cliff' Roberts, 69, died Monday, Nov. 13, 1995, at the Tippah County Hospital as the result of an automobile accident. He was a resident of the Dry Creek community. He was a retired contractor, a Baptist and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Robert Walker and Bro. Ed McCafferty officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Clytie Mize Roberts; two daughters, Faye Roberts Bullock of Booneville and Barbara Newby of Grenada; two sons, Terry Roberts of Dumas and C. Wayne Roberts of Grenada; two sisters, Willetta Carroll and Bobbie Boileau, both of Palestine, Ark.; six brothers, Carl Roberts of Wynne, Ark., Levon "Cotton" Roberts of Forrest City, Ark., and Clellon "Chuck" Roberts, James Roberts and Lewis Roberts, all of Palestine, Ark., and Kenneth Roberts of West Memphis, Ark.; 16 grandchildren, one great- grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lula Stanton Roberts; his father, Henry G. Roberts; and a sister, Velettret Sharp.

Pallbearers will be Eric Boileau, Derrick Boileau, Brad Roberts, Mike Roberts and Dean Roberts.

 

 

CLYTEE ROBERTS

GRENADA - Clytee Mize Roberts, 74, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in Grenada. She was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Union County. She was a former resident of the Dry Creek community. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church, where she taught a primary Sunday school class for more than 30 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be n the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Faye Roberts Bullock and her husband, Richard, of Booneville, and Barbara Roberts Milam and her husband, Dave, of Tupelo; two sons, C. Wayne Roberts and his wife, Patricia, of Grenada and ferry Roberts and his wife, Tammy, of Dumas; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Marietta Hill, Holland Hall, Etna Wood, Sarah Duncan and Jean Kent, all of New Albany; two brothers, Herman Mize of New Albany and Thomas Mize of Dumas; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford G. Roberts; her parents, Johnnie and Effie Hill Mize; two sisters, Fonnie Mae Kent and Lillie Pearl Swann; and two brothers, Howard Mize and Lehoye Mize.

Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the church

 

 

CHARLINE ROBERTS

BOONEVILLE - Cordelia Charline Roberts, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at her home after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County, a retired homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Richie Abies and Jerry George officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Roberts of Booneville; five daughters, Juanita Kelly of Flint,, Mich., LaRue Jackson of Golden, Audrey Wheelington of New Site, Brenda Berryman of Booneville and Delia Boatrite of Florence, Ala.; three sons, R. L. Roberts, L. C. Roberts and Charles Roberts, all of Booneville; one sister, Olita Proulx of Boise, Idaho; 43 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Arthur Lee Roberts and Jessie .Eugene Roberts; one sister, Audrey Lee Kennedy; and one brother, Jessie Lee Ridge.

 

CURTIS ROBERTS

BALDWYN - Curtis T. Roberts, 88, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a native of Pontotoc County. He was a retired truck driver and a farmer. He was a member of the Ingram Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Herndon and Bro. Charlie Ransier officiating. Burial will be in the Ingram Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Edith Ingram Roberts of Baldwyn; five sons, Larry Roberts and wife, Freida, of Baldwyn, Mitchell Roberts of Carrolton, Ala., Johnny Roberts and wife, Laura, of Merritt Island, Fla., Kenny Roberts and wife, Jean, of Carrolton, Ala., and Toney Roberts and wife, Judy, of Batesville; a sister, Sherrill Baily of Ecru; two brothers, Bruce Roberts of San Francisco, Calif., and Leon Roberts of Southaven; grandchildren, Kurt Roberts, Tim Roberts and wife, Rosanne, Brian Roberts, Terry Roberts, Chad Roberts, Adam Roberts and Jeff Roberts; five great-grandchildren, Andy Roberts, Wes Roberts, J. D. Roberts, Carson Roberts and Gracie Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Quincy and Rama Roberts; two sisters, Opal Kiser and Faye Gamble; a son, Ted Roberts; and a granddaughter, Kim Roberts.

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

 

EDDIE ROBERTS

GOLDEN - Eddie Glenn Roberts, 42, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1961, in Alabama. He was a born again Christian and a grill cook at Renee's Country Kitchen. He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton with Bro. Gene Cooley and Bro. Albert Decanter officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Roberts of Golden; a daughter, Tia Roberts of Fulton; three sons, Dustin, Blake and Anthony Mitchell, all of Fulton; his parents, Horice and Ruth Roberts of Golden; three brothers, Donald Roberts and wife, Phyllis, of Fulton, and Steve Roberts and wife, Gaynell, and Frankie Roberts, all of Golden; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mickey and Themma Wynn of Fulton.

He was preceded in death by a son, Austin Lee Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Chris Roberts, Will Smith, Mike Hurley, Donald Roberts II, Ken Parker and Johnny Johnson.

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

 

EMMA ROBERTS

Emma Roberts, 93, of Baldwyn, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Local survivors include four daughters, Blanche Speck, Mary Harbor, Evelyn Miller and Joyce Copeland, all of Baldwyn.

 

 

FRANKIE ROBERTS

BOONEVILLE - Franklin Arlander "Frankie" Roberts, 50, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 15, 1953, in Booneville to Jessie Eugene Roberts and Low Ree Casteel Roberts. lie was a factory worker before becoming disabled in 1983. He was a member of the Wesley Chapel Worship Center. He enjoyed fishing, collecting knives and Indian artifacts and being with his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Wesley Chapel Worship Center with Bro. Jimmy Newby officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery in New Site. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Amy Paulette Roberts; a son, William .Paul Roberts; his mother, Low Ree Roberts; seven sisters, Jetty Roberts and Unice Fair and husband, Curtis, all of Booneville, Ponda Brown and husband, Bobby, of Golden, Kathy Harris and husband, David, of Corinth, Millie Fair of Memphis, Margie Young of Biggersville and Linda Sue Fair of Texas; seven brothers, Curtis Fair and John Melvin Fair and wife, Barbara, all of Booneville, Tim Roberts and wife, Lisa, of Golden, David Roberts and wife, Lillian, of Belmont, Chuck Minga of Grenada, Donald Lee Fair and wife, Amanda of Savannah, Tenn., and Rocky Robin Roberts and wife, Rita, of Meridian.

Pallbearers will be Lee Baker, Buddy, Baker, Charles Hollis, Jonathan Fair, John Edward Miller and Ronnie Newby.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Casteel and Wesley Casteel.

Visitation will continue at the church until service time today.

 

GENE H. ROBERTS

CORINTH - Gene H. Roberts, 71, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at his residence in Corinth. He was born Aug. 24, 1931, in Kossuth. He was a tile contractor for more than 50. He worked in many different states and was an associate of Bond Johnson and Bond and Bland Construction Company.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Maddox Roberts of Corinth; one daughter, Selena Roberts of Corinth; his mother-in-law, Nora Ivy of Corinth; two grandchildren, Jessica Moss and Paige Butler.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Butler; a son, Christopher "Skipper" Roberts; and his parents, Ewell and Lola Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Tate Lancaster, Todd Roberson, Neal Byrd, Meyers Huggins, Ricky Johnson and Ernie Welch. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Hathcock, W.O. Hathcock, Junior Gray, Gerald Gray, Jack Henson, Bobby Oaks, Lee Goode and Fred Weeks.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

 

HAZEL ROBERTS

BALDWYN - Hazel Roberts, 86, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she always enjoyed doing for others.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Martha Gardner; two grandsons, Cary Gardner, and Marty Gardner and Stephanie, all of Baldwyn; a great-grandchild, Lindsey Gardner; two sisters, Francis Morrow of Tupelo and Annie Laurie Jordan of Jackson; two brothers, Taylor McCarthy of Guntown and John McCarthy of Memphis; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Roberts; her parents, Jack and Julia Haygood McCarthy; and a son-in-law, H. D. Gardner.

Pallbearers will be Robert Parker, Gerald Parker, Mike McCarthy, Andy Parker, David Frazier and Mark Russell.

 

HUBERT L. "BOB" ROBERTS

Hubert L. "Bob" Roberts, 75 of Glen, Ms. died Thursday, December 8, 1999 at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Mr. Roberts was associated with Glendale Baptist Church. He loved his family, friends and the "Young at Heart" group of Glendale Baptist Church, enjoyed raising cattle and gardening. He was married for 53 years.

Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his father, C. W. Roberts; his mother, Ella Roberts Roberts; a brother, Ed Roberts; a sister, Velma Roberts; his father-in-law, BJ Swinford; a brother-in-law, John Swinford and 2 sisters-in- law, Ruby Mann and Polly Fryar.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nancy Roberts of Glen, Ms., two sons: Bill Roberts and wife Judy of Corinth, Ms., Gerald Roberts and wife Judy of Supply, NC, one daughter, Pattie Jones and husband Jackie...Glen, Ms, five grandchildren, Steven Roberts and wife Denise of Corinth, Ms, David Roberts and wife Jennifer of Gibson NC, Bobby Roberts of Supply, NC, Jacqueline Jones of Glen, Ms, Ashley Jones of Glen, Ms., Mother-in-law: Fannie Stewart Swinford of Corinth, Ms., 3 Brothers-in-law, Jack Swinford and wife, Icie of Corinth, Ms, Fagin Swinford and wife Bobbye of Crane TX, Raymond Mann of Lovington NM,  4 sisters-in-law, Vera Andersonof Corinth, Ms, Jane Martin and husband Larry of Array, NM, Onie Brock and husband Shelby of Corinth, Ms, Bobbie Rodgers and husband Gene of Corinth, Ms and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be at Magnolia Funeral Home Thursday, December 9, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m and Friday, December 10, from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A. M. Friday, December 10 at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Richard Hughes and Rev. James Melton will officiate. Burial will be in the Glendale Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

INEZ ROBERTS

BALDWYN - Ella Inez Roberts, 73, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Baldwyn. She was the co-owner and operator of R&W Cleaners, and a seamstress. She was a member of Baldwyn First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and nursery worker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Leland Roberts of Baldwyn; a son, Dr. Lee Roberts and his wife, Kelly, of New Albany; three sisters, Ruby Darwin of Blacksheer, Ga., Dorothy Moore and her husband, the Rev. James Moore, of Corinth, and Dimple Parks and her husband, Wayne, of Fulton; a brother, Olen Moore and his wife, Elizabeth, of Baldwyn; her grandchildren, Christi Collins and her husband, Joe, Robin Phillips and her husband, Steve, and Lee Roberts and his wife, Courtney; her great-grandchildren, Samantha and Westin Phillips, and Cason Collins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Grace Wardlow Moore, and a brother, Horace Moore.

Pallbearers will be Lee Roberts, Joe Collins, Steve Phillips, Jessie Chism, Jerry McGee, Jimmy Cunningham, Danny Bishop and Billy Glover.

 

FRANKIE ROBERTS

BOONEVILLE - Franklin Arlander "Frankie" Roberts, 50, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 15, 1953, in Booneville to Jessie Eugene Roberts and Low Ree Casteel Roberts. He was a factory worker before becoming disabled in 1983. He was a member of the Wesley Chapel Worship Center. He enjoyed fishing, collecting knives and Indian artifacts and being with his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Wesley Chapel Worship Center with Bro. Jimmy Newby officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery in New Site. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Amy Paulette Roberts; a son, William Paul Roberts; his mother, Low Ree Roberts; seven sisters, Jetty Roberts and Unice Fair and husband, Curtis, all of Booneville, Ponda Brown and husband, Bobby, of Golden, Kathy Harris and husband, David, of Corinth, Millie Fair of Memphis, Margie Young of Biggersville and Linda Sue Fair of Texas; seven brothers, Curtis Fair and John Melvin Fair and wife, Barbara, all of Booneville, Tim Roberts and wife, Lisa, of Golden, David Roberts and wife, Lillian, of Belmont, Chuck Minga of Grenada, Donald Lee Fair and wife, Amanda of Savannah, Tenn., and Rocky Robin Roberts and wife, Rita, of Meridian.

Pallbearers will be Lee Baker, Buddy Baker, Charles Hollis, Jonathan Fair, John Edward Miller and Ronnie Newby.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Casteel and Wesley Casteel.

Visitation will continue at the church until service time today.

 

JULIUS ROBERTS

CORINTH - Julius Roberts, 74, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1930, in Lee County to Julius Ervin and Emma B. Thompson Roberts. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, Ill., after 26 years. He was a Baptist and a member of the Elks Lodge.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Pete Wooley and the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Virginia Essary Roberts of Corinth; two sons, Ernie Roberts and wife, Karen, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and Kenny Roberts of Park City, Ill.; six sisters, Blanche Speck and husband, Levi, Mary Harbor and husband, Loyce, Joyce Copeland and husband, Roy, and Evelyn Miller and husband, Jerry, all of Baldwyn, Clara Rogers and husband, Tommy, of Tishomingo, and Ann Porter and husband, Frank, of Ecru; four grandchildren, Kelly, Eric, Tara and Andy Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

 

KIM ROBERTS

RIPLEY - Kimberly "Kim" Jean Roberts, 30, died Saturday. Nov. 27, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo from the results of an automobile accident. She was born Sept 24, 1969. in Ripley She attended the Ripley schools and graduated through home schooling from Old Dominion Christian School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ripley.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Albert Wilkerson officiating with Dr. Jack Bennett assisting Burial will be in Ingram Cemetery in Baldwyn with the Rev Harris Counce officiating.

Survivors include her parents. Larry and Freida Roberts of Ripley, two brothers, Kurt Roberts and Tin, Roberts and his wife, Rosanne , all of Tupelo; four nephews, Andy, Wes, John Daniel and Carson Roberts, all of Tupelo; her grandparents, Curtis ,and Edith Roberts and Clara Rogers, all or Baldwyn

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Roy Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Dan Bennett, Jim Morton, Benny Wallis, Phil Rutherford, Tom Shackelford and Loyce Harbor.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Allen Murphy, Maurice Hill, Wayne Koon, Mack Williams, Robin Conwill and her uncles, Jack Presley, Mitchell Roberts, Johnny Roberts, Kenny Roberts and Toney Roberts.

Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 202 East Pine Street, Ripley, Miss., 38663.

 

LAVELLE ROBERTS

BALDWYN - Lavelle Roberts, 76, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a resident of the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was a retired employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing and a member of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at East Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Bro. Fred Hartley, Bro. Terry Faulkner and Bro. Gerald Cagle officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Scott and husband, Eddie, of Baldwyn, and Johnnie Hall and husband, Bobby, of Alpine; two sons, Terry Roberts and wife, Brenda, and Ralph Roberts and wife, Linda, all of Baldwyn; three sisters, Nell Hoven of Mobile, Ala., Laverne Campbell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Ruby Walters and husband, Elvin, of Agricola; a brother, Lawton Braden and wife, Nell, of Hurley; seven grandchildren, Michael Roberts, Jamie Roberts, Belinda Reynolds, Bridgett Farrar, Derrick Roberts, Brad Hall and Tim Hall; 12 great-grandchildren; special friends, Joe and Linda Roberts, Amy Bratton, Jody Roberts, and William and Kay Langston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlis Roberts; her parents, Quitman and Sula Hester Braden; two brothers, Ralph Braden and Rawdon Braden; a sister, Jo Ann Moyers; and three brothers-in-law, James "Sunshine" Hoven, Jerry Moyers and Floyd Campbell.

The body will lie in state at the church from noon to service time today.

 

PATTI FAYE ROBERTS

CORINTH - Patti Faye Roberts, 49, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Tate Baptist Church and a former employee of ITT Manufacturing Company.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with Charlie Browning officiating. Burial will be in Vanderford Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, James Dickey Roberts of Corinth; three sons, Shane Roberts, Kevin Roberts and wife, Camille, and Dustin Roberts and wife, Tiffany, all of Corinth; a daughter, Robin Peters and husband, James, of Corinth; six grandchildren, Shanda Rencher, Cody Bullock, Stacie Peters, Preston Peters, Serenity Peters and William Roberts, all of Corinth; several brothers and sisters; her mother-in-law, Evelyn Roberts of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Sue and Carl Jones of Georgetown, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Frances Reynolds, and her father-in-law, Will Roberts.

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

 

R.C. ROGERS

BOONEVILLE - R.C. Rogers, 75, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Prentiss County to Murry Vester Rogers and Ruby Lillian Sartin Rogers. He was a Pentecostal and a self-employed automobile mechanic. He enjoyed racing, fishing and walking.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Northeast Mississippi Church of God and Christ in Booneville with Bro. Curtis Featherston officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Edwards of Booneville and Ginger Estes of Saltillo; three sons, Tony Rogers, Timmy Rogers and Tommy Rogers, all of Booneville; a brother, Leland Rogers and wife, Mary Nell, of Booneville; three sisters, Alma Thomas and husband, John, of Moss Point, Ernestine Grooms of Florida, and Glenda Beck and husband, Joe, of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Lorine Randolph Rogers, in 1993; a son, Jimmy Dale Rogers; and a sister, Veronica Henry.

Pallbearers will be Mike McAnally, Mark Lambert, Doug Spencer, Dobbye Tackett, Jason Stroupe and Jessie Edwards.

Visitation will continue at the church until service time today.

 

BASIL ROBERTS

GUNTOWN - Ralph Basil Roberts, 70, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at the Baptist Hospital in New Albany. He retired after 42 years in the furniture business. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of the Camp Creek Baptist Church.

Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Martin Jacks, Bro. Steve Lampkin and Bro. Stephen Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Camp Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Roberts of Guntown; one daughter, Darla White and her husband, Steve, of the Alpine community; five sons, Tim Roberts and his wife, Beverly, and Ricky Roberts and his wife, Marsha, all of the Alpine community, Reid Roberts and his wife, Patti, of Baldwyn, Randy Roberts and his wife, Dana, of Ellistown, and Darren Roberts and his wife, Ann, of Oxford; one sister, Hazel Roberts White of Guntown; his grandchildren, Blair Roberts, Stephen Roberts, Hayley Roberts, Jud Roberts, Amy Roberts, Allison Roberts, Kensie Roberts, Kallie Roberts, Jessie Roberts, Lauren White, Blake White, Kyle White, Jacob Roberts and John Tate Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Fannie Robertson Roberts; and his brother-in-law, Loyd White.

Pallbearers were the Deacons of the Camp Creek Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Camp Creek Church Building Fund, 854 CR 231, Guntown, MS 38849.

 

RICKEY ROBERTS

BALDWYN - Richard "Rickey" Roberts, 50, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a former truck driver and a Baptist.

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

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Johnson Roberts of Baldwyn; two daughters, Jessie Tyra and her husband, Joey, and Shannon Stacy and her husband, Chris, all of Baldwyn; two sons, Jeffery P. Roberts and his wife, Christy, and Scott Roberts, all of Baldwyn; his mother, Jewell Brooks of Baldwyn; one sister, Tammy Roberts of Baldwyn; two brothers, Scotty Roberts of Booneville and Timmy Roberts of Baldwyn; his grandchildren, Bethany Roberts, Nikki Stacy, Page Stacy and Kaleb Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Roberts; and one sister, Valerie Marshall.

Pallbearers will be Bo Johnson, Richard Johnson, Michael Scott, Ronnie Scott, Eric Scott, Mark Morris and Shawn Roberts

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

 

RICHARD L. ROBERTS

CORINTH - Richard L. Roberts, 57, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Chapel with Bro. Smiley Mills officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Naomi Roberts of Corinth; two daughters, Kay Modlin and husband, Neal, of Corinth, and Laurie Gross and husband, Tony, of Memphis; three stepdaughters, Toni Stanfield of Albertsville, Ala., Rita Smith of Excel, Ala., and Renee Sego of Brandonley, Ky.; two brothers, Gerald Roberts and Kathy of Wheeling, W.Va., and Pete Bryant and Linda of Ripley; three sisters, Glenda Sinclair of Memphis, Donna Jameson of Bruton, Ala., and Debbie Maxwell of Earle, Ark.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Clayton and Marguerite McCaig Roberts, and a brother, Donald Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Michael Modlin, Steven Modlin, David Modlin, Neal Modlin, Tony Gross and Rodney Little.

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

 

RONNIE ROBERTS

CORINTH - Ronnie Leon "Bubba" Roberts, 46, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Aug. 19, 1957, to Leon and Eupal Nyleen Holland Roberts in Chicago. He was employed as a finisher by Custom Wood Crafts in Horn Lake.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Corinthian Funeral Home with the Rev. Wallace South officiating. Burial will be in Tharptown Cemetery in Russellville, Ala.

Survivors include two sons, Curtis Roberts of Russellville, Ala., and Rick Roberts of Senatobia; a daughter, Miranda James of Tuscumbia, Ala.; a brother, Harold Wayne Roberts of Corinth; three sisters, Nyleen Wilbanks of Corinth, Jannette Weldon of Summit, Ala., and Patricia Green of Tuscumbia, Ala.; three grandchildren, Makaylia Roberts, Tessa James and Shawn James.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

ROY ROBERTS

BOONEVILLE -  Roy Lee Roberts, 88, died Wednesday, Aug 5, 1998, at the Tishomingo County Nursing Home. He was born July 7, 1910, to Edward and Lou Pierce Roberts. He was a retired farmer and self employed produce operator. He was a member of the Church of God. He was the husband of the late Cordele Charlene Roberts, who died in September 1997.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Ables and the Rev. Bill Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Juanita Kelly of Flint, Mich., La Rue Jackson of Golden, Audrey Wheelington of New Site, Brenda Berryman of Booneville and Delia Boatright of Florence, Ala.; three sons, R. L. Roberts, Charles Roberts and L. C. Roberts, all of Booneville; one brother, Cliff Roberts of Chicago; 43 grandchildren; 72 great grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sans, Arthur Lee Roberts and Jessie Eugene Roberts.

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

 

BENNY ROBERTSON

CORINTH - Benny Edward Robertson, 65, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member and elder of Charity Chapel. He was retired from Sheet Metal Local No. 4 with 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, boating, watching boxing, attending church and traveling. He loved life.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Gary Isbell and Bro. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in Farmington Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 41 1/2 years, Anna O. Robertson of Corinth; a son, Michael E. Robertson and wife, Wilma, of Guntown; two daughters, Donna L. Trimm and husband, Michael, of Corinth, and Nancy M. Grissom and husband, Tim, of Burnsville; his mother, Dora Ellen Robertson of Theo; nine grandchildren, Michelle Langston and husband, Jimmy, Angela Vales and husband, Justin, Michael Trimm and wife, Tiffanie, Christy Aulston, Johnathan Robertson, Joshua Robertson, Cody Grissom, Colton Grissom and Hanna Grissom; four great-grandchildren, Breanna Langston, Ashley Langston, Tanner Trimm and Alexis Vales; two brothers, Jimmy Robertson and wife, Connie, of Nashville, and Billy Robertson of Corinth; six sisters, Margie Essary of Theo, Christeen Forsythe of Walnut, Loise Glidewell and husband, Don, of Corinth, Joyce Hudson and husband, Charles, of Corinth, Betty Glidewell and husband, Johnny, of Selmer, Tenn., and Fay Dixon and husband, Bill, of Corinth; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Emmett Benjamin Robertson; a brother, Audrey Robertson; and a sister, Viola Mask.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael Trimm, Johnathan Robertson, Josh Robertson, Cody Grissom, Jimmy Langston and Justin Vales.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Glidewell, Buddy Crow, Gene Arnold, Marvin Holloway and Rayburn Haynie.

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

 

BILLY ROBERTSON

BOONEVILLE - Billy Roberson, 80, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired employee of the Chevron Oil Company and a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville.

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

            Survivors include one brother, Harold Robertson and his wife Debbie, of Pelahatchie He is preceded in died by his parents, Ovid J. and Mary L., and a brother, James Sidney Robertson.

Visitation will be tram 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Friday.

 

BRENDA LEE BERMJ ROBERTSON

Brenda Lee Bernu Robertson, 43. of Rienzi, died Friday, Feb. 3. 1995. at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services were Monday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Milton Koon officiating. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery.

Mrs. Robertson was a member of Gaston Baptist Church and an LPN at North Mississippi Medical Center.

She is survived by her husband. Marion Danny Robertson: two daughters, Thia Michael of Rienzi and Amy Robertson of the home; one son, Chris Robertson of the home; her parents, Lester and Lena Bernu of Virginia, Minn.; one sister, Marie Bernu Zoretich of Safety Harbor, Fla.; two brothers, Ronald Bernu of Gilbert, Minn., and Jalmer Bernu of Badger Minn.

 

CHRIS ROBERTSON

BOONEVILLE  - Christopher Eugene "Chris" Robertson, 17, died Monday, June 10, 2002, in Ramer, Tenn. He was a member of Gaston Baptist Church. He would have been a senior at Walnut High School in the fall. He had signed a commitment to serve his country in the U. S. Navy after graduation.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Danny Robertson of Booneville; his step-mother, Rhonda Berryman of Bonneville two sisters, Tina Michael and her husband, Joe, of Rienzi, and Amy Staggs and her husband, left, of Ripley; a stepsister, Collie Berryman of Booneville; his grandparents, Marion and Louise Robertson of Ramer, Tenn., and Lester and Lena Bernu of Evleth, Minn.; a nephew, Jordan Staggs; three nieces, Taylor Suggs, Anna Michael and Brittany Michael; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Brenda Boom Robertson, in 1995.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today and continue Friday until service time

 

 

DORIS ROBERTSON

BOONEVILLE - Doris Tays Robertson, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper for her husband's businesses. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and a member of the UMW. She was a member of the DAR.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today al McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Hankins and the Rev. W. L. Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Marie Spain and her husband, Billy, of Booneville, and Peggy Lowrey and her husband, Bobby, of Iuka; one son, Guy Wayne Robertson and his wife, Betty, of Memphis; one sister, Gladys Young of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Bill Spain, Laura Harber, Dena Cutshall, Kelly Lowrey, Amy Lowrey, Ashley Hinton and Brandon Robertson; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Guy Robertson; six sisters; four brothers; and two grandsons, Michael Guy Spain and David A. Spain.

Visitation will continue until service time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Life Center at the First United Methodist Church of Booneville.

 

DOT ROBERTSON

IUKA - Dorothy A. "Dot" Robertson, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at her home. She was a member of the Iuka United Methodist Church. She was a retired statistician for Provident Life Insurance Company in Chattanooga, Tenn. She enjoyed collecting antiques. She was a member of the Department 56 Collectors Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Ed Temple officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Webster Robertson of Iuka; a brother, Thurman S. Sanders and wife, Dean, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; a brother-in-law, Vardaman Robertson and wife, Lyla, of Iuka; a sister, Meda Nell Elmore and husband, Kelly, of Marietta, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mavis Smith and husband, Dr. Lee Smith, of Moody, Ala.; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert L. and Nellie Gray Sanders.

Pallbearers will be Elmer Hunt, John Castleberry, Wesley Park, Mike Smith, Dan Young and Bruce Blankenship.

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

Memorials may be made to the Iuka United Methodist Church.

 

JOE B. ROBERTSON

Joe B. Robertson, 69, of Corinth died Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at Magnolia Regional Health Center.  He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.  He loved his family and friends.  He enjoyed following his grandchildren in their sports activities.   He also enjoyed doing his woodworking and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his father Joe Edward Robertson; his mother, Nancy Lucille Robertson; 2 sisters, Donalene Kidd, Harriet Kinser; father-in-law C. E. Orr; brothers-in-law Hoyle Ray Jones, Ronnie Pittman, Sr.; sisters-in-law Carolyn Orr Pittman and Virginia Orr.

Mr. Robertson is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marilyn Orr Robertson; son Jerry Robertson and wife Susan "Kay"; daughter Judy Robertson Crider and husband Billy, all of Corinth, MS; 6 grandchildren, Brandon Robertson, Blake Robertson, Brittney Robertson, Kelly Crider, Kyle Crider, Paul Crider; sister Bonnie Spears and husband William Edgar of Corinth, Ms; mother-in-law Edith Orr of Corinth, brother-in-law James Robert Orr of Huntsville, AL; sister-in-law Jean Orr Jones or Corinth.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2000.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2000 at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Stephenson officiating.   Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

MARY L. ROBERTSON

Mary L. Robertson, 92, of Booneville, died Sunday, June 25, 2000 at Beverly Healthcare Center in Ripley.

Services were Tuesday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Robertson was a registered nurse and a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville. She was the widow of Ovid J. Robertson.

She is survived by two sons, Harold Robertson and his wife, Debbie, of Pelahatchie and Billy Robertson of Booneville, and one granddaughter, Lauren Robertson.

 

RUTH ROBERTSON

CORINTH - Ruth Robertson, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at her residence. She was born June 6, 1931, in Alcorn County to the late Joe and myrtle Gammill, She was a member of the Farmington Baptist Church. She retired from Garan's after 30 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandkids.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Nall officiating. Burial will be in the Farmington Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, James Robertson of Corinth; two sons, Danny Robertson and his wife, Donna, of Counce, Tenn., and Sammy Robertson and his wife, Raina, of Corinth; one daughter, Theresa Hotz and her husband, Greg, of Corinth; one brother, Tommy Joe Gammill; one half-brother, Kenneth Gammill; one stepbrother, Charlie Mack Rogers; two sisters, Audrey Garrett and Barbara Anne Patterson; one half-sister, Carolyn McClung; one step-sister, Beatrice Kelder; her grandchildren, Anna Hotz, Daniel Robertson, Kevin Robertson and his wife, Cindy, Dewayne Robertson and Brad Roach; one great-grandson, Cody Robertson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Minnie Bell Gammill; two sisters, Betty Sue Harris and Laverne Follin; one brother, Jim Gammill; one stepbrother, Billy W. Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Rogers, Joel Griffen Albert Strickland, Bob Hill, Dawson Robertson, Billy Gates and Cody Potts.

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

Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

RUTH ROBERTSON

Ruth Ellene Denson Robertson, 78, of Myrtle, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.

Services were Saturday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Foley and the Rev. Michael Lee officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery. United Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 19, 1922, to the late John Dewey Denson and Flora Belle Bennett Denson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, the Lou Moody Sunday School Class and the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband, Norris Alwyn Robertson Sr., of Myrtle; four daughters, Sibyl Ellen Robertson of Oxford, Ila Patricia Wilson and her husband, Fred "Buster" Wilson, of Ecru, Flora Jane East and her husband, Jerry, of Kosciusko, and Mary Kathryn Robertson of Memphis; three sons, Norris Alwyn Robertson Jr. and his wife, Helen, of Gaithersburg, Md., James Ross Robertson and his wife, Betty, of Oxford, and Dan Wayne Robertson and his wife, Jane, of San Jose, Costa Rica; three sisters, Ann Jewel McFerrin of Waco, Texas, Sarah Lorene Wax of Booneville and Rose Pauline Norton of Columbia, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Mike Robertson, Sam Pearson, Bryan Robertson, Jason Robertson, David Eldridge and Caleb East.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons and Sunday school class members of Norris Robertson.

 

VADEEN ROBERTSON

CORINTH - Emma Vadeen Robertson, 90, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Dogwood Plantation Assisted Living. She was born Sept. 8, 1913, to the late Cletus Joseph and Lilly Simpson Robertson. She worked several years at the Magnolia Hosiery Mill. She later moved to Memphis, where she was a civilian worker at the Millington Air Station, retiring after 33 years. She was the office service supervisor and received many awards for her outstanding performance, including a citation from the United States Navy. In Memphis she attended the Second Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the choir. After retiring she lived in Germantown and attended Germantown Baptist Church. She was a member of the Germantown Art League. She later returned to Corinth, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Good News Sunday School Class. She enjoyed being close to her family, church and friends.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Sue Butler and Betty J. Bumpas, both of Corinth; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Amy Counce Robertson of Corinth and Relma Estes Robertson of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Howard and Hubert Robertson, and a sister, Lillian R. Perry.

Pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2:45 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 501 Main St., Corinth MS 38834; or Alzheimer's Association, Mississippi Chapter, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson MS 39216.

 

VIRGINIA H. ROBERTSON

BOONEVILLE - Virginia Hatfield Roberson, 90, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and retired from Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Melvin Harrison officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Inez Malone and Reba Joyce Everett, both of Booneville, Bettie Sue Mills and Carolyn Virginia Roberson, both of Orlando, Fla.; three sons, Billy E. Roberson and Charles L. Roberson, both of Booneville, and Daniel W. Roberson of Jonesboro, Ark.; 23 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley J. Roberson; two sons, Joseph Earl and William Bradley Roberson; and one brother, Paul Hatfield.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and on Sunday until service time.

 

WILLIAM HENRY ROBERTSON JR.

William Henry Robertson Jr., 80, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1997, at his home after a short illness.

Services were Saturday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Booneville with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Robertson was a retired livestock dealer, a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville where he was a member of the Baracca Sunday School

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dixie Phillips Robertson; and parents, W.H. Robertson Sr., and Mollie Floyd Robertson.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Mills Robertson; two daughters, Jane Robertson Rowe of Cocoa, Fla., and Molly Robertson Johnson of Richmond, one stepdaughter, Joyce Junior of Saltillo; two stepsons, Ray Mills of Memphis ­and Glen Mills of Walnut; three grandchildren Russ Johnson of Waldorf, Robin Rowe Kramer of Rockledge, Fla., and Elizabeth Johnson Fiallo of Fairfax Va.; five step grandchildren, Dena Mills Todd of Germantown, Tenn.,

1lidgett and Steve Mills, both of Bartlett, Tenn., and Karen Parker and Junior, both of Saltillo; one great-grandchild; and five step great-grandchildren­

 

LINDSAY LEIGH ROBINS

GUNTOWN - Lindsay Leigh Robins, 5 months, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at her home.

Services were held Friday, September 13, 2002, at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Bobby Robbins officiating.

Burial was in Campbelltown Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, ferry and Karen Robbins of Guntown;

two sisters, Heather Petigo of Booneville and Mary Gibson of Guntown; a brother, Terry Wayne Robbins of Guntown; her grandparents, Marvin Robbins of Tupelo and Betty Knight of North Carolina; her great-grandparents, Frances Roach of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Clara Mae Robbins, and her grandfather, James L Knight.

 

BENNIE ROBINSON

IUKA – Bennie Robinson, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at his home at 91 CR 304 in Iuka with Bro. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be from noon until 9 p.m. today at his home.

 

BRANDY ROBINSON

CORINTH - Brandy Nicole Robinson, 27, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, in Corinth. She was of the nondenominational faith. She enjoyed swimming, camping and being with her friends.

Services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Allen Ozborn officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Community Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Deidre Briggs and husband, Danny, of Corinth; her father, James Stephen Robinson of Iuka; two sons, Cameron Rian Smith and Samuel "Chase" Clark of Corinth; father of Cameron, Shea Smith of Corinth; father of Chase, Nathan Clark of Corinth; a brother, Bradley Hubbard of Corinth; her grandparents, Lura Clark of Corinth, David and Sue White of Helena, Ark., and Bobby and Clay Manuel of Memphis; her great-grandmothers, Bertha Arnold of Iuka and Worda Bradford of Forrest City, Ark.; uncles, Waymon White of Corinth, Kevin and Kat Creasey of Memphis, Kenneth Creasey of Southaven, Jim Griffin of Forrest City, Ark., and Mike Robinson and wife, Cathy, of Iuka; aunts, Brenda Hammac of Corinth, Susan Mitchison of Forrest City, Ark., Pam Morris of Iuka, Tammy Tinny of Houston, Texas, and Leigh Ann Knight of Amory; a host of cousins.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Waymon White, Walter Bradford and Rabbit Arnold, and a great-grandmother, Camille Boatner.

Pallbearers will be Tanner Harmon, Heath Whitley, Thomas McGill, Jo Luis, Nathan Clark, Nick Cotner and Daniel Carter.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday.

 

CHARLIE C. ROBINSON

Charlie C. Robinson, 67, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002.

Services were Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. James R. Howell officiating. Burial was in Ruckerville Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel was in charge of services.

He is survived by one brother, Wallace Robinson, of Jackson, Tenn.

 

DELTON ROBINSON

DENNIS - Delton Robinson, 92, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was retired from American Motor Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Robinson; three brothers, Wilma Robinson, Travis Williams and Melvin Robinson; and one sisters, Irene Robinson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Dennis Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three daughters, Sue Michael and husband, Wayne, of Booneville, Shirley Lemmons and husband, Bill, of West Memphis, Ark., and Karen Pierce and husband, Tim, of Belmont; three sons, Kenneth Robinson and wife, Renee, of New Site, Earl Wayne Robinson and Kevin Robinson, both of Dennis; one sister, Sula Friedlander of Bartlett, Tenn.; one brother, DeWayne Williams of Coldwater; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mike Robinson, Kenny Wayne Robinson, Jamie Michael, Wayne Michael, Justin Coats and Greg Robinson.

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

 

DUSTY ROBINSON

SHERMAN - Dusty Lee "Dut" Robinson, 22, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, as the result of an automobile accident. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the Asbury Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Tammie Cartwright, and stepfather, Adam, of Ellistown; his father, Edward Dale Robinson, and stepmother, Pam, of Saltillo; four sisters, Jackie Lee Cartwright of Ellistown, Kristan Robinson of Saltillo, Audrey Garner of Baldwyn and Alisha Hannwalp of Lake Isabella, Calif.; three brothers, Edward Dale Robinson Jr. of Sherman, Billy Scott Williams of Mantachie and Brandon Robinson of Saltillo; his grandmothers, Ruby Lee Williams of Sherman and Opal Robinson of Saltillo; three aunts, Pambla Whitten and husband, William, of Auburn, Ruby Massey and husband, Terry, of Ecru, and Kay Robinson; three uncles, Dannie Williams and wife, Diana, of Sherman, and Steve Robinson and Jimmy Robinson of Tupelo; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was precedd in death by his grandfathers, Esque Williams and Charles Robinson, and a cousin, Richard Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Scott Williams, Eddie Dale Robinson Jr., Timothy Ladelle Morphis, James Goosby and Michael Garner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Mathews, Sam Hinderson, Josh White and Donny Hinderson.

 

ELLEN A. ROBINSON

IUKA - Ellen A. Robinson, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at the Carrington House. She was a member of Eastport Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was formerly employed by the Iuka School District as a lunchroom worker and bus driver. She enjoyed quilting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Junior Jones and Bro. G.D. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Eastport Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Sidney Robinson of Iuka; two daughters, Ellen Jane Sanders and Roberta Luttrell of Iuka; a brother, John Bruce Bresnahan Jr. of Kingston, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney N. Robinson, and two brothers, Tim and Maurice Bresnahan.

Pallbearers will be Mark Sanders, Mike Sanders, Heath Robinson, Clint Robinson, Robert Luttrell and Luke Robinson.

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

 

EVA ROBINSON

CORINTH - Eva Mae Moss Robinson, 71, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Springate Nursing Home in Memphis. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Cassat Lane Bowling Alley in Jacksonville, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman-Family Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Baptist Cemetery in Alcorn County.

Survivors include a sister, Linda Jewel Moss Smith of Dover, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas A. and Virgie Byrd Moss; a sister, Mary Lee Moss; three brothers, James Woodrow Moss, Charlie E. "Dood" Moss, Daniel J. "Hubert" Moss and Richard Carl Moss.

 

EVELYN ROBINSON

BOONEVILLE - Evelyn Virginia Robinson, 69, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Prentiss County to John Daniel Michael and Nona Bell Heavener Michael. She was a machine operator at Prentiss Manufacturing Company for 30 years. She attended the Church of God and Lakeview Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing, singing, and listening to bluegrass and gospel music, and most of all, she enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Wells and Bro. Harold Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda McKinney and husband, Larry, of Booneville; two brothers, Harold Michael and wife, Carolyn, and Billy Michael and wife, Sue, all of Booneville; four sisters, Flora Mae Hutcheson and husband, Curtis, of Fulton, Rosie Lee Manley of Booneville, Sheila Robinson of Pontotoc and Johnnie Faye Switcher of Corinth; four grandchildren, Tanya Lee, Corey McKinney, Matthew McKinney and Daniel McKinney; three great-grandchildren, Clay Lee, Trey McKinney and Jada Leeann McKinney.

She was preceded in death in 2003 by her husband of 49 years, Ottis Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Chad Ballard, W.L. Sanders, Mackie McKinney, Charles McKinney, Daniel McKinney, Matthew McKinney, Dennis Robinson and Bud Michael.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

FRANK ALLEN ROBINSON

CORINTH - Frank Allen Robinson, 73, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. A native of Jackson, he had been a resident of Corinth since 1967. He was a graduate of public schools in Jackson, University of Mississippi, and a graduate of Jackson School of Law with LLB Degree. He was active in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. He was a retired veteran with 44 years of service, including the National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. He served in Korea and Japan during the Korean Conflict 1951 to 1953. Following his military career, he was employed as Industrial Relations and Personnel Director for Vickers, Inc., Southbridge Plastics and Dana Corporation. He retired as Personnel Director with Dana Corp. in 1995. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Corinth Camp No. 1660, General A. S. Johnston.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Ferguson Robinson of Corinth; one son, Thomas Ray Robinson and his wife, Judy, of Columbus; one daughter, Jill r. Taylor and her husband, Johnny, of Corinth; his grandchildren, Will Robinson, Anji Robinson, Kate Robinson, Grey Robinson, Allison Lewis and Richard Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be William Robinson, Leslie Lewis, Johnny Taylor, William McKinney, Jimmy Kiddy and Dr. Van Burnham.

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

 

G W ROBINSON

G W Robinson, 60, of 1104 West Skyline Drive, Booneville, died Wednesday, April 1, 1992, at his home after an extended illness.

Services were Thursday, April 2, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial was In Carolina Cemetery.

Mr. Robinson was the retired owner of East Side Tire Co. He was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Francles Robinson; two sons, George W. Robinson of Guntown and Billy Joe Robinson of Booneville, two sisters, Ella B. Neblett of Baldwyn and Martha Jean Ward of Woodland, Miss.; his father, Ward Robinson of Eupora; two brothers, Vester Lee Robinson and James Olen Robinson, both of Eupora; and four grandchildren.

 

JAMES ROBINSON SR.

BOONEVILLE - James Edgar "Jap" Robinson Sr., 77, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was a retired plumbing and electric contractor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Services will be at 2 .m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roy Joshlin and Bishop John Larsen officiating. Burial will be in the Siloam Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice Windham Robinson; three daughters, Suzanne Brooks and husband, Bill, and Maria Maxwell and husband, David, all of Booneville, and Jennifer Thompson and husband, John, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one son, James E. Robinson Jr. of Booneville; one stepson, Nicholas Rogers of Booneville; two sisters, Nell R. Crawford of Germantown, Tenn., and Adron R. King and husband, John of Memphis; three brothers, Roy B. Robinson and wife, Helen, and Willard Robinson, all of Booneville, and Stokes "Sleepy" Robinson and wife, Marjorie, of Dittmer, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Isbell Robinson.

Pallbearers will be William Scarborough, Jamie Robinson, Douglas Horn, Robyn Crawford, Jerry Robinson and Mack King.

Honorary pallbearers will be K.B. Robinson, Pick Ashcraft, Rayburn McAnnaly, Price Senter and Trenton Thompson.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

JAMES ROBINSON

GOLDEN - James Henry Robinson, 80, died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Holland, Mo., to the late Marcus and Lucy Jackson Robinson. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 40 years and served as a chief petty officer during World War II. He moved to Itawamba County from Bremerton, Wash., 21 years ago. He was a born again Christian.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Shottsville Cemetery in Shottsville, Ala., with Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating. The U.S. Navy will provide full military rites. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Vowdis Mitchell Robinson of Syracuse, N.Y.; a daughter, Patricia A. Crisp of Syracuse; a son, James J. Robinson of Oakland, Calif.; two sisters, Gladys McCarley of Adrain, Mich., and Gertha Stidham of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Spencer, Walt Wellford, James Ridge and Joshua Ridge.

Honorary pallbearers will be Laura Spencer, Beth Spencer and John Spencer.

 

BOB ROBINSON SR.

BURNSVILLE - James Robert "Bob" Robinson Sr., 77, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at his residence in Cordova, Tenn. He was a self-employed upholsterer, a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, a York Rite Mason and Past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Albermarle Presbyterian Church of Albermarle, N. C.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Antioch Cemetery in Burnsville with Bro. Allen Osborn officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marie Lambert Robinson of Cordova, Tenn.; one son, James R. "Jimmy" Robinson Jr. of Cordova; one grandson, Ryan Robinson Lambeth of Nashville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dian Robinson Lambeth.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. today at the funeral home in Glen.

 

JANIE SUE ROBINSON

CORINTH - Janie Sue Robinson, 73, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. She was a homemaker and a member of Greater Life United Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed being with her family and attending church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Greater Life United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Dwayne Kirk and the Rev. Don Clenney officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery in Booneville. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Robinson and wife, Debbie, of Corinth, and Tim Robinson and wife, Michelle, of Rienzi; three daughters, Judy Robinson and husband, Darvin, of Rienzi, and Paula Wright and husband, James, and Lisa Odom and husband, Wayne, all of Corinth; 14 grandchildren, Susanne Johnson, Misty Harmon and husband, Tanner, Melinda Barnes and husband, Shane, Christopher Robinson and wife, Brandy, Dianna Word and husband, James, Sandy Hunkerpillar and husband, Anthony, William Robinson and wife, Sabrina, Bradley Robinson, Brandon Robinson, Billy Clay Mullins and wife, Beth, Bo Mullins and wife, Megan, Misty Mullins, Patricia Robinson and T.J. Robinson; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Una Hall of Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel "M.A." Robinson; her parents, Tid Atkinson and Rebecca Childs Atkinson; two sisters, Lucy Mae Rogers Hardin and Alive Rogers McDonald; and four brothers, Fourth Rogers, Harold Rogers, O.M. Rogers and June Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Chad Ballard, Tanner Harmon, Shane Barnes, Kenny Jackson, Bo Johnson, Wayne Odom, Brent Winslow, Larry Bragg and Jesse Johnson.

Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.

 

JERRY ROBINSON

BALDWYN - Jerry Robinson, 41, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. He was disabled and a member of Prospect Baptist Church of Baldwyn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Johnny Hamblin and Bro. Marty Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Marietta.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy Robinson of Baldwyn; one daughter, Samantha Robinson of the home; two sons, J.J. Robinson and Gregory Robinson of the home; his father, Jody Robinson of Clinton, Ark.; three sisters, Donna Anthony and Eddie of Huntsville, Ala., Cindy Lane of Huntsville and Melody Bradford of Clinton, Ark.; five brothers, Terry Robinson of Baldwyn, Greg Lane and wife, Mandy, and Manuel Lane, all of Booneville, Jody and Jamie Robinson of Clinton, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Milam Lane; and his stepfather, Manuel Lane.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Milam, Randy Martin, Brian Grisham, Billy Moore, Donald Moore and Rodney Moore.

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

 

LARRES ROBINSON

IUKA - Larres Robinson, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1004, at his residence. He was born April 6, 1931, in Red Bay, Ala. He was retired from Ormet Aluminum Company in Iuka after 34 years. He was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Ron Deaton and Bro. Mickey Trammel officiating. Burial will be in the Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Ruby Garrett Robinson of Iuka; one son, Mike Ables and wife, Joyce Ables, of Belmont; one sister, Jewel Ledbetter of Red Bay; one granddaughter, Candace Ables of Belmont; a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bonford Pierce, Lynn Sparks, Gary Crow, Haydon Ables, Barney Dick and Josh Ryan.

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

 

LARRY ROBINSON

CORINTH - Larry "L L" Robinson, 56, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a baseball umpire. He was employed by the United States Postal Service.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Meigg Street Church of Christ with Minister Will Luster officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Latonya Hunter and Theresa Hill; seven brothers, Jeffery Robinson, Lenard Robertson, Tommy Spears, Robert Spears, Jimmy Spears, Odis Spears and Gregory Spears; three sisters, Vicky Turner, Teresa Townsend and Phillis Utley; his grandchildren, Ashley, Reginald, Jr., Rashawn, Jamel and Andre'ana.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margie Robinson, and father, Lee Spears.

Pallbearers will be Robert Turner, Phillip Burress, Tracy Gardner, Charles Windom, Jerry McCoy and Raymond Patterson.

Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. on Monday.

 

LAURA L. ROBINSON

CORINTH - Laura L. Robinson, 94, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Tom Burns officiating. Burial will be in Wheeler Grove Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Mae Jones.

Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

LOMA JEAN ROBINSON

BOONEVILLE - Loma Jean Robinson, 60, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 24, 1944, in Prentiss County to George Coleman Hendrix and Myrtie Gertrude Bonds Hendrix. She was a machine operator in the garment industry and a Methodist. She enjoyed watching television and babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a son, Lynn Robinson and wife, Diana, of Booneville; three daughters, Lola Malone and husband, Mitch, of New Albany, Brenda Harper and husband, Allen, of Shannon, and Linda Johnson of Baldwyn; two brothers, George Franklin Hendrix and wife, Shirley, and Ed Hendrix and wife, Cathy, all of Booneville; three sisters, Jimmie Carpenter and Emma Morgan, both of Booneville, and Mattie Mae Gray and husband, Troy, of Baldwyn; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William Fines Robinson, in 1971.

Pallbearers will be Jason Malone, Lamont Johnson, Donald Gray, Allen Casteel, Adam Casteel and Albert Casteel.

Visitation will continue until service time. 

 

LORENE CLARK ROBINSON

Lorene Clark Robinson, 89, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roy Bostick, Bro. James Tidwell and Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Robinson was a housewife and retired from Prentiss Manufacturing Company. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church which she loved. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Robinson; and one son, L. W. Robinson.

She is survived by three daughters, Jean Pennington and her

 

MALLIE ROBINSON

TISHOMINGO - Mallie Robinson, 49, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Dwight South and Perry Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Robinson of Tishomingo; her parents, Charles and Mozel Davis of Tishomingo; two daughters, Beth and John Bray, and Cathi Day, all of Tishomingo; two grandchildren, Sarahbeth and Tanner Bray.

She was preceded in death by an infant son.

Pallbearers will be Harold Marlar, Phil Dawson, Adam South, Kelly South, Andrew Williams and Teddy Day.

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

 

M.A. ROBINSON

CORINTH - Manuel A. "M.A." Robinson, 75, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. He was a member of Greater Life United Pentecostal Church. He was a retired, self-employed truck driver. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Greater Life United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Dwayne Kirk and the Rev. Don Clenney officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery at Booneville. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Janie Sue Robinson of Corinth; two sons, Larry Robinson and wife, Debbie, of Corinth and Tim Robinson and wife, Michelle, of Rienzi; three daughters, Judy Robinson and husband, Darvin, of Rienzi, and Paula Wright and husband, James, and Lisa Robinson, all of Corinth; 14 grandchildren, Susanne Johnson, Misty Harmon and husband, Tanner, Melinda Barnes and husband, Shane, Christopher Robinson and wife, Brandy, Dianna Word and husband, James, Sandy Hunkapillar and husband, Anthony, William Robinson, Bradley Robinson, Brandon Robinson, Billy Clay Mullins and wife, Beth, Bo Mullins and wife, Megan, Misty Mullins, Patricia Robinson and T.J. Robinson; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Van Robinson, and Wayne Robinson and wife, Jane, all of Booneville, and Roger Robinson and wife, Faye, of Tishomingo; three sisters, Dorthy Robinson, Billie T. Loveless and husband, Charlie, and Betty Lou Moore and husband, Will, all of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel T. Robinson and Rue Robinson; two brothers, Ottis Robinson and Doyle Robinson; and a sister, Bertie Niece Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Chad Ballard, Tanner Harmon, Shane Barnes, Kenny Jackson, Bo Johnson, Wayne Odom, Brent Winslow.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.

 

NELLIE RUE ROBINSON

Nellie Rue Robinson, 67, of Iuka, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Methodist Hospital-Central in Memphis.

Services were Monday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Iuka Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Manley and the Rev. Dan Minnix officiating. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Robinson was a member of Iuka Baptist Church where she an active AFC member. She retired in 1996 from Genesco at Tishomingo Shoe Factory after 39 years of employment. She loved to travel, was an excellent seamstress and loved to crochet, paint, do woodworking and ceramics and grow flowers.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Russ and Judy Robinson of Iuka; one daughter and her husband, Lesa and Dale Knupp of Iuka; one brother, Thurman Hall of Mathiston; one sister, Celeste Wright of Burnsville; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by her husband, B. C. (Cleve) Robinson; a son, Richard Blake Robinson; two brothers, Palmer Hall and Gene Hall; and two sisters, Irene Hall and Alline Hall.

Pallbearers were Robert Allen Wright, Stanley Hall, Kenneth Roberts, Rudy Hall, Randle Wright, Roger Wright, Kevin Roberts, Hugh Van Presley and Ricky Seago.

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OTTIS W. ROBINSON

BOONEVILLE - Ottis W. Robinson, 72, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Dec. 10, 1930, in Prentiss County to Manuel and Rue Neesy Robinson. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Booneville and a retired factory worker with Prentiss Manufacturing. He enjoyed working in his yard and playing with his grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harold Stephens and Bro. Lynsol Richmond officiating. Burial will follow in the Booneville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Michael Robinson , whom he married Sept. 6, 1954; a daughter, Rhonda McKinney and husband, Larry, of Booneville; four brothers, Autis Robinson and wife, Janie, of Corinth, Wayne Robinson and wife, Jane, of Thrasher, Roger Robinson and wife, Faye, of Tishomingo, and Van Terry Robinson of Thrasher, three sisters, Betty Lou Moore and husband, Will, of Blackland, Billie Loveless and husband, Charlie, of Booneville, and Dorothy Robinson of Thrasher, a granddaughter, Tanya Lee of Booneville; a grandson, Corey McKinney of Booneville; a great-grandson, Clay Lee of Booneville; two step grandsons, Matthew McKinney of Tuscumbia and Daniel McKinney of Corinth; a step-great-grandson, Jordan Tray McKinney of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Doyle Robinson.

Pallbearers will be William Harold "Bud" Michael, Chad Ballard, Allen Grimes, Jerry Manley, Charles McKinney and Mackie McKinney.

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

 

RANDEL ROBINSON

RIENZI - Randel Gene Robinson, 58, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 20, 1947, in Alcorn County to James S. and Minnie Nash Robinson. He was a fork lift driver for Mississippi Polymers and a member of the United Steel Workers. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the Corinthian Funeral Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Johnny Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Rienzi.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Elsie Hall Robinson; a son, Ronald Robinson and wife, Deanna, of Rienzi; a stepson, Michael Taylor and wife, Carla, of Smithville, S.C.; a daughter, Gina Robinson of Rienzi; a stepdaughter, Billie Fellie and husband, Eric, of Corinth; a brother, Thurman Robinson of Rienzi; a half brother, Alford Robinson of Lancaster, Calif.; a sister, Jewell Stacy of Rienzi; a half sister, Mary Lillian "Polly"; seven grandchildren; a special nephew, Ricky Robinson of Rienzi.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, James "Buck" Robinson, Winford "Cotton" Robinson, Roy "C.D." Robinson and Willard "Web" Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Craig Robinson, Darrell Robinson, J.R. Jones, Phillip Rowsey, Vern Crowe and Tim Crowe.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Mississippi Polymers.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Monday.

 

ROBERT DALE ROBINSON

Robert Dale Robinson, 53, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a Baptist. He enjoyed baseball.

Services were at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Cobb and Bro. Jim Pinkerton officiating. Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Margaret Robinson Gregory of Tishomingo; two uncles, J. C. Grimes and his wife, Charlene, of Tishomingo and Orville Grimes and his wife, Gay, of Iuka; a special friend, Frances Sisco, and her son, Michael, of Tishomingo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dayton Robinson.

Pallbearers were Archie Berryman, Royce Howie, Kenny South, Quthel McNatt, Troy Dean and Earl Garner.

Honorary pallbearers were Kim Grimes, Mathew Grimes and Steven Grimes.

Memorials may be made to Tishomingo Baptist Church.

 

ROY C. ROBINSON

RIENZI - Roy C. Robinson, 65, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Methodist Health Care University in Memphis. A native of Alcorn County, he was born Jan. 3, 1939, to James and Minnie Nash Robinson. He was a member of Kemp Chapel Baptist Church. He was a tool and die maker at Metal Products and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Dale Henderson officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Rienzi.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Kitchens Robinson of Rienzi; a son, Ray Darron Robinson and wife, Sherry, of Rienzi; two daughters, Karen Hastings of Rienzi and Cindy K. Robinson of Corinth; two brothers, Thurman Robinson and Randell Robinson of Rienzi; a half brother, Alford Robinson of California; a sister, Jewell Stacy of Rienzi; a half sister, Paulette Wendell of Rienzi; six grandchildren, Eric Hastings, Stephanie Hastings, Jamie Huggins, Tina Case, Blake Robinson and Justin Moody; five great-grandchildren, Nikki Malone, Britney Malone, Heather Huggins, Austin Huggins and Brandon Huggins.

Pallbearers will be Ricky McNabb, Ronnie Ripple, Eric Hastings, Justin Moody, Darrel Robinson and Craig Robinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, James Robinson, Winford "Cotton" Robinson and Wyde Robinson.

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

 

SHIRLEY ISBELL ROBINSON

Shirley Isbell Robinson, 60, of Booneville, died Friday, Aug. 4, 1995, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended Illness.

Services were Sunday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. with Bishop Arthur Byrd officiating. Burial was in Siloam Cemetery.

Mrs. Robinson was a housewife and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Robinson Sr.; three daughters. Suzanne Scarborough and Maria Horn, both of Booneville, and Jennifer Thompson and husband John E. Thompson of Denver. Colo.: one son, James E. Robinson Jr. of Booneville; four sisters, Margie Franks of Booneville, Betty McAnally and Claudia Senter, both of Verona, and Alice Craig of Liberal, Kan.; five grandchildren. William Scarborough, Jamie Robinson, Natalie Ham. Camille Ham and Douglas Ham, all of Booneville.

Pallbearers were Bi11 Bolts, David Sender, Chris Filly, Bill Kline, Jerry Robinson and Robin Crawford.

 

SHIRLEY ROBINSON

TISHOMINGO - Shirley Lomenick Robinson, 54, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church and an 18-year employee of Day-Brite.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jerry Copley and Bro. Mickey Wingo officiating. Burial will be in Eastport Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Sterling and Ranell Hogeland of Iuka; a daughter, Patricia Spangler and Lewis Bivins of Iuka; four brothers, Luther Brownie Lomenick, James Lomenick, Tommy Lomenick and Roy Lomenick, all of Iuka; four sisters, June Lomenick Luttrell of Franklin Park, Ill., and Jewell Wingo, Diana Johnson and Linda Arnold, all of Iuka; five grandchildren, Haley Hogeland, Bennett Hogeland, Blakney Hogeland, Sterling Edward Hogeland and Kim Spangler; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sterling and Ruby Lomenick.

Pallbearers will be Roger Wingo, Dennis Wingo, Tom Johnson, Jeremy Arnold, Jimmy Arnold, Jonathan Johnson, Josh Robinson and Joey Robinson.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta GA 30368-2454.

 

WARNER V. ROBINSON

WHEELER - Warner V. Robinson, 71, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at his residence in the Wheeler community after a lengthy illness. A Saltillo native, he was born July 28, 1933, to the late Arnold Velton and Daisy Sanders Robinson. He was retired with FMC where he worked in the maintenance department. He was a Pentecostal but had been attending Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. He loved riding his four-wheeler and listening to country and gospel music.

Services were be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Marty Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Robinson of Wheeler; one daughter, Mary Inez Cole and her husband, Norris, of Wheeler; one sister, Ovie Clayton of Verona; six grandchildren, Buddy Bryson, Leann Coulter, Debra Busby and Dianna, Charles and Curtis Cole; several great-grandchildren, including William Cole, Ashley Shelton, Eric Bryson and Robbie Bryson; several great-great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews, John, Chris and Robbie Clayton, Vickie Holloway, Janice Gregory, Cheryl Deaton and Dale, Jimmy, Steve and Kay Robinson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Robinson, and a nephew, Thomas Clayton.

Pallbearers were John, Chris, Robbie Clayton, Kirk Sellars and Norris and Charles Cole.

 

WILLARD F. ROBINSON

Iuka - Willard F. Robinson, 86, died Monday, August 14, 2000 in the Iuka Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m. Tuesday August 15, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home

Funeral Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday August 16, 2000. Burial will be in Oldham Baptist Church with Bro. Chris Burrows, Bro. Bobby Johnson, and Bro. Jim Manley officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Grove.

 

RENARD ROBINSON JR.

BOONEVILLE - William Renard Robinson Jr., 84, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after an extended illness. He was a farmer and a member of the Wheeler Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Morgan and Bro. Jim Newby officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Bernice Brown Robinson; one daughter, Sherley Newby and her husband, Jim, of Booneville; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Elizabeth Robinson; his son, Fines Robinson; two sisters; four brothers; and his special friends, Bill and Evelyn Strange.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Ryan, Mark Ryan, Jeff Anglin, Lonnie Murphy, Roger McVey and Paul Boren.

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

 

WILLIE MAE ROBINSON

IUKA - Willie Mae Embrey Robinson, 94, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church. She was a retired teacher, having taught for over 40 years in the Iuka School District and various other schools in Tishomingo County. She enjoyed flowers, sewing and quilting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the New Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Ted Vafeas, Bro. Billy Paul Feltman and Bro. Ed Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, O.L. Robinson Jr. and his wife, Faye, of Germantown, Tenn.; two brothers, George Embrey and his wife, June, and Walter Embrey and his wife, Maurie, all of Belmont; four sisters, Mattie Faye Barnes of Corinth, Dovie Parrish of Iuka, Bobbie Loper of Shreveport, La., and Zella Steele and her husband, Bob, of Longview, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Lucy Embrey and Birdie Embrey, both of Belmont.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.L. Robinson Sr.; her parents, Will and Carrie Embrey; and four brothers, Erskine Embrey, M.T. Embrey, Kenneth Embrey and Coleman Embrey.

Pallbearers will be James Embrey, Brian Grissom, J.E. Barnes, Jimmy Embrey, Jimmie Brown and Stanley Mitchell.

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

Memorials may be made to the New Salem Cemetery Fund.

 

LULA ROBISON

Funeral service for Mrs. Lula Robinson who died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 after a 10 day illness will be held from the First Methodist church this afternoon at 5 o'clock. Rev. V. C. Newman, pastor, will conduit the rites. Following the service here the body will be carried to Booneville for interment in the cemetery there. McPeters Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Born September 12, 1860, the daughter of the late Joseph and Matilda Young, pioneers of this section of the nation, she grew to young womanhood in what is now Prentiss County where she became widely known in the business world and in the teaching profession.

On March 18, 1884, she was united in marriage to William Robinson and to this union three sons were born: Allen Robinson Bernard Robinson and Jo Young Robinson, all deceased her husband, preceded her is death on March 12, 1933. Had Mr. Robinson survived one day they would have been married 50 years.

For many years the Robinson owned and managed the Prentiss Hotel at Booneville; later buying the Waldron Hotel in Corinth, and moving to Corinth. After the death of her son Bernard Robinson she sold the Waldron hotel property and purchased the home on Waldrop street where she passed away yesterday afternoon.

Mrs. Robinson had made and held many warm friends to mourn her passing. She was are intelligent woman with keen business judgment, making success of every undertaking She was known for her charm table heart and was always ready to help the down trodden one who came her way. She was a devoted member of the Methodist church.

Besides several nieces and nephews, she leaves to mourn her passing, six grandchildren Sidney Robinson of Cleveland Ohio; Mrs. Rex Best of Jackson, Miss.; Allen Robison and Lucius Robinson of Corinth Miss Lady Joy Robinson o: Iuka, and Joe Robinson, Jr., of, Blue Springs, Miss.

Other survivors include two great grandchildren: Rex Best Jr., and Bobby Best of Jackson Miss.

Active pall bearers will be Harry Wilson, Dave Sharp, Robert Heyer, Ed Byrnes, Tommie Hardin, Harry Roebke, Frank Worsham, and Robert Liddon.

 Friday's Corinthian-

The Independent joins in extending the deepest sympathy o the sorrowing relatives in re going of this splendid lady.

 

 

BOBBIE RODGERS

Bobbie Swinford Rodgers, 69, of Rienzi, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.

Services were Saturday. June 8, at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Tim Dixon and the Rev. Merl Dixon officiating. Burial was in Old Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery in Ripley.

Mrs. Rogers was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed working in her flower beds and sewing.

She is survived by her husband, A. E. "Gene" Rodgers of Rienzi: one son, Ronnie Michael of Corinth: one stepson, Dannie E. Rodgers of Hinesville, Ga.; two daughters, Karen Suratt and her husband, Mike, of Tri Cities, Ala., and Sharon Price of Corinth; four sisters, Vera Anderson and Leona Brock and her husband, Shelby, all of Corinth, Nancy Roberts of Glen, Janie Martin of Arrey, N. M.: a brother, Fagin Swinford and his wife, Bobbye, of Kermit, Texas; a brother-in-law, Raymond Mann of Hot Springs, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Icie Swinford of Corinth; eight grandchildren, Christy Ellis and her husband. Kevin. Brian Michael, Bobby Smith, Amy Robinson and her husband. John Wayne Jr., Deedra Young, Chris Young. Shannon Huff and her husband Stephen and Scott Price: and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, B. J. Swinford; her mother, Nora Francis "Fannie" Swinford; a granddaughter, Stephanie Price; two brothers, John Swinford and Jack Swinford; three sisters, Ruby Mann, Polly Fryar, Edna Earl Swinford; four brothers-in-law, Oscar Anderson, Albert Martin, H. L. "Bob" Roberts and Vance Fryar, and a sister-in-law, Veatrice Swinford.

Pallbearers were Bill Roberts, Brian Michael, Ronnie Vanderford, Dannie Rodgers, Fagin Swinford and David Vanderford.

 

 

LILLIAN GERTRUDE RODGERS

Lillian Gertrude Killough Rodgers, 87, died Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Alcorn County Care Inn.

Services were Saturday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. at Antioch #2 Church with the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial was in church cemetery.

Mrs. Rodgers was born Feb. 12, 1913, to Thomas and Lena Thompson Killough. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Lawrence Almous Rodgers, who died in 1988. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Tommy Rodgers, two granddaughters, Janice McDaniels and Lori Vanderford; six brothers and three sisters. She was a member of Antioch #2 Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Hillard Switcher and Doris Vanderford and her husband, Lewis, all of Rienzi; three sons, Edward Rodgers and his wife, Imogene, Eugene Rodgers and his wife, Bobbie, all of Rienzi, and Carl W. "Bill" Rodgers and his wife, Delores of Elkton, Tenn.; two sisters, Eula Mattox and her husband, Herman of Sardis, and Edna Alexander and her husband, Hall, of Corinth; 14 grandchildren, Dennis Rodgers, Dannie Rodgers, Mark Rodgers, Steve Switcher, Judy Taylor, Randall Switcher, Jeffery Rodgers, Anita Harris, David Vanderford, Dean Rodgers, Greg Rodgers, Roger Vanderford, Jamie McCoy and Jana McCalla; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Her grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers.

 

BETA ROGERS

CORINTH - Beta Rogers, 87, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 2, 1918, in Hardin County, Tenn., to I.W. and Rhoda Gillian Hale. She was a retired assembler for ITT and a charter member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Corinthian Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Rogers and fianceZ, Margie Muller, of Corinth; two sisters, Julia Carpenter and Dorothy Autry, both of Corinth; special friends, Faye Davis and Flora Strickland of Corinth; a special niece, Betty Hale Laughlin of Corinth; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Terry Rogers; a brother, Stafford Hale; two sisters, Mary Lou Smith and Naomi Vance.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Monday.

Donations may be made to the Gideons.

 

CARL DAVID ROGERS

Carl David Rogers, 91, of Booneville, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Tippah County Nursing Home.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. at White-Ranson Funeral Home. Burial was in Rogers Cemetery in Union City, Tenn.

Mr. Rogers was a retired farmer. He was born Sept. 5, 1908, in Obion County, Tenn., the son of William Edward and Laura (Blackmon) Rogers. . He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers; one sister; and his wife, Sarah Elvira (Petty) Rogers.

He is survived by two sons, Bobby Rogers of Booneville and David Rogers of Memphis; a daughter, Lucille Phipps of South Fulton, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandchild.

 

CORAENE ROGERS

BOONEVILLE - Joyce Centers Beard Rogers, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was reined from Brown Shoe with 28 years of ser vice. She was a Christian and attended the Little Brown Freewill Baptist Church. She loved sewing, flowers and people, She was the widow of Be liver Rogers

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Little Brown Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Clouse of ficiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Reeder Vuncannon of Booneville, and Betty Scott and her husband, Bernard, of Marietta; one sister, Jane Johnson and her husband, James, of Booneville, three brothers, Leonard Beard and his wife, Eloise, and Wayne Beard and his wife, Carolyn, all of Booneville, and James Harold Beard and his wife, Glenda, of Huntsville; four grandchildren, Jeff Vuncannon and his wife, Dale, Bruce Scott and his wife, Lori, Sherry Mize and her husband, Jeff, and Cristy Morgan and her husband, Brad; 11 great grandchildren, Jamie Duncan, Casey Vuncannon, Lindsey Vuncannon, Brandon Scott, Brett Morgan,, Green Morgan, Blake Scott, Bryson Scott, Bryan Scott, Briley Scott end Brady Mize.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Vuncannon, Bruce Scott, Jeff Mize, Brad Morgan, Brandon Scott and Charles Tennison.

Visitation will continue from noon until service time today at the church.

 

 

DERINA ROGERS

Derina Marie Rogers, 46, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, in New Orleans.

Services were noon Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Wolf Creek M. B. Church with the Rev. Raymond Shugars officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Patterson Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two brothers, Charles Patterson and Raymond Justice; three sisters, Willie Francis Favors, Barbara Jean Harvey and Valerie Miller; her godmother, Verline Guy; aunts, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Ella Tippah Rogers; and a brother, Bernard Rogers.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

 

DOROTHY ROGERS

CORINTH - Dorothy Peak Rogers, 86, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at the Alcorn Health and Rehab. She was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church and a retired seamstress.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Brandon Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, James Rogers and wife, Peggy, of Columbus, and Kenneth "Earl" Rogers and wife, Freda, of Jackson, Tenn.; two daughters, Sue Purvis and husband, Jack, and Marie Smith and husband, M.C., all of Corinth; two brothers, Earl Peak and wife, Myrtle, and Bobby Peak, all of Goshen, Ind.; two sisters, Pearl Hamilton of Goshen, Ind., and Marie Taylor and husband, Bill, of Terrell, Alaska; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Peak of Terrell, Alaska; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Whit Rogers, and several brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

 

GEORGE ROGERS

TISHOMINGO - George Stanley Rogers, 52, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center. He was a native of Fulton and a member of Allens Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Allens Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Rogers Family Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Amy Ruple of Dennis and Laura Earnest of Red Bay, Ala.; three sons, Michael Rogers of Belmont, Billy Rogers of Dennis and Tony Rogers of Red Bay; two brothers, Harold Rogers and wife, Pam, and Ernie Rogers and wife, Opal, all of Golden; two sisters, Diane Stokes, and Debra Lynch and husband, Paul, all of Dennis; three stepsisters, Elizabeth Clippard, Joyce Holcomb and Ranea Barnes; two stepbrothers, William Griffin and Tulon Griffin; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ethel Rogers; three brothers, Joey Rogers, Yogi Rogers and Johnny Rogers; and a brother-in-law, Riley Gene Stokes.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Rogers, Ray Lynch, Chris Stokes, Jason Stokes, Greg Vick and Jay Timmons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clayton Cox, Gary Ivey, Waymon Barber and Tony Jackson.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at Allens Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and continue until service time Friday.

 

JIMMY DALE ROGERS

Jimmy Dale Rogers, 36, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Booneville.

Services were Saturday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Featherston officiating. Burial was in Cain's Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Rogers was born July 17, 1965, in Prentiss County, the son of R. C. and Lorene Randolph Rogers. He attended Canaan Assembly of God Church. He was a self-employed automobile mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, listening to music and being with his friends.

He is survived by a daughter, Roxanne Owens, his father, R. C. Rogers of Booneville; two sisters, Sheila Edwards and her husband. Jesse, and Ginger Estes, all of Booneville; three brothers, Tony Rogers, Timmy Rogers and Tommy Rogers, all of Booneville; a grandson, and eight nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorene Randolph Rogers, his grandparents, Vester and Ruby Rogers, Elvin Randolph and Beulah Lesser.

Pallbearers were Terry Lambert, Richey Michaels, Mark Lambert, Jimmy Huddleston, Tim Lambert, Tommy Lewis and Bobby Cleveland.

 

 

MARTHA ROGERS

Martha Rogers, 95, of Booneville, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville after a long illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 7. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. There were no local survivors.

 

ROBERT DANIEL ROGERS

            Robert Rogers, 74, died July 15th, 2002 at the Iuka Hospital. Before his retirement, he worked for 33 years at Fischer Body Automotive in Willow Springs, Ill. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. Rogers was a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who loved boating and fishing.

            Services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Nunley and Bro. C.I. Puckett officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Lambert Rogers, Iuka; one son, Danny Rogers of Decatur, Michigan; three daughters, Becky Durczak of Matlacha, FL, Tamra Schermer of Valpraiso, IN and Jodi Willis of Deerfield, FL; one brother, George Rogers of Tennessee; seven grandchildren.

 

RUDOLPH ROGERS

BURNSVILLE - Rudolph Rogers, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at his home. He was born April 7, 1927, in Arkansas to Elmer and Reba Ollar Rogers. He was a retired employee of Hills Brothers Construction Company and a member of the Burnsville Church of Christ. He was a Mason and a veteran.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jimmy Gross officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Rogers of Burnsville; a son, Kerry Rogers of Burnsville; two daughters, Reba Lunsford of Earle, Ark., and Vicki Carol Glover of Springfield, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Edwards of Birmingham; three brothers, Caroll Rogers of Waterford, Mich., Parnell Rogers and Rodney Leon "Pete" Rogers; a sister, Lois Bledsoe of Memphis; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, five step grandchildren, one step great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Dalton Rogers; a sister, Marie Dobbins; and a stepdaughter, Pamela Edwards.

Pallbearers will be Gary Orick, Leonard Gray, Bill Robinson, Billy Rainey, Joe Parson and Bobby Johnson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.

 

SID ROGERS

BOONVILLE - Sidney H. "Sid" Rogers, 41, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He worked in the grocery business all his life and was the manager of Rogers Supermarket in Corinth. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Booneville. lie was an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Rick Powers and Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Garvin Rogers; two sons, Clint Rogers and Jeremy Rogers; a stepson, David Hopper; a stepdaughter, Shayla Hopper; his parents, Matt and Faye Rogers of Dyersburg, Tenn.; two sisters, Teresa Cooper and Joan Price, both of Dyersburg, Tenn.; two brothers, Steve Rogers of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Kevin Rogers of Memphis; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be James McGee, Austin Rogers, Daniel Tucker, Joey Price, James Olive and Wayne Jones.

Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday.

 

MRS. THELMA CLAYTON ROGERS

Mrs. Thelma Clayton Rogers, 83, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Oct. 1, 1985, in Knoxville following a brief illness.

Services were Thursday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Bro. W.V. Kemp officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Rogers was the widow of Clovis Rogers. She was a retired school teacher and a Methodist.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Margaret Ann Proffitt of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Hazel Clayton of Memphis; and two grandchildren.

 

VIRGIE ROGERS

BOONEVILLE - Virgie Mae Halt Rogers, 80, died Friday. Jan. 14, 2000, at Magnolia Regional Health Center following a long illness. She was born Aug. 29, 1919. in Prentiss County to Jim and Emily Lavisey England Holt. She was a member of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church. She was a retired cook, having worked at Aletha Lodge Nursing Home in Booneville for many years. SU: enjoyed reading the Bible. Services will be at 2 P. M. today at Emmanuel Pentecostal Church with Bro. Roy Joshlin and Bro. Wayne Isbell officiating. Burial will be in Cain's Chapel Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Rogers of Ellisville and Mike Rogers and his wife, Debbie, at Selmer, Tenn.; One daughter, Sandra McVey and her husband, Roger, of Booneville; two brothers, Jack Holt and his wife, Ruby, of Booneville and Arlen Holt of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Sandy Penna and her husband, Jared, of Booneville, Chris McVey and his wife, Pam, of Booneville, Samuel Rogers of Selmer, Tenn., Lea Ward of Selmer and Monte Luther and her husband, David, of Adamsville, Tenn.; five great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jared Penna. Jim Halt, Vern Smith, Oscar Joshlin, Matthew Joshlin and Maynard Edge. The body will be placed in the church 45 minutes prior to services. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, P. O. Box 274, Booneville, Miss., 38829.

 

FRANCIS ROLAND

CORINTH - Francis Roland, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1926, in the Okolona area and had been a resident of Corinth for most of her adult life. She was the owner of Francis Sportswear on Shiloh Road for 18 years. She enjoyed her work, especially since she was a people person. She was of the Baptist faith and the first born to a family of five younger brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Medlock officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Paul Roland of Corinth; one son, Jamie Ray Williams and his wife, Teresa, of Jackson, Tenn.; one daughter, Mary Jane Marlar and her husband, Johnie, of Corinth; one step-son, William J. Baker of Marion, Ark.; three step-daughters, Paula Marie Castillio of Memphis, Rhonda Lynne Steward of Corinth and Martha Anne Lyles and her husband, Nathaniel, of Marion, Ark.; her caregivers, Lessel Turner and Mary Ruth Bullock; three grandchildren, Sonya Little, Amanda Johnson and Amy Jo Williams; three great-grandchildren, Danielle Little, Trent Johnson and Randy Little; seven step-grandchildren, P.J. and Brooke Steward, Joshua and Robyn Bradley, Paige and Paiden Harris and Melisa Villa-Garcia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bordie and Nora Greenwood; one son, Jimmy Dale Williams; and five brothers.

Pallbearers will be Keith Little, Trent Johnson, Randy Little and P.J. Steward.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

PAUL JUNIOR ROLAND

CORINTH - Paul Junior Roland, 71, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was retired from TVA and a member of Local Union 760 Plumbers and Steam Fitters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kara Blackard officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Paula Castillo of Memphis, Rhonda Steward of Corinth, Martha Lyles and husband, Nathaniel, of Marion, Ark., and Mary Jane Marlar and husband, Johnie, of Corinth; two sons, William Baker of Marion, Ark., and Jamie Ray Williams and wife, Teresa, of Jackson, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Paul David Roland and Jimmy Dale Williams; one daughter, Linda Ann Roland; and his wife of 29 years, Francis Roland.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Bradley, Johnie Marlar, P. J. Steward, Randy Little, Keith Little and Trent Johnson.

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

 

CORDIE E. ROLLINS

Cordie Estes Rollins, 93, died Monday. June 11, 2001, at Beverly Health Care Eason in Tupelo after a long illness. She was born April 25, 1908, in Lee County to the late John Kennedy Estes and Cordie Partlow Estes. She lived in Lee County most of her adult life except for 20 years in the Houston community of Itawamba County. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Verona. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers until her health failed

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Horne in Verona with Bro. Frank Panzrino, Bro Mark Howard and Bro. Marion Holley off using. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include six children, Sue Nell Grissom of Baldwyn. David Rollins and wife, Shirley, of Shannon, Joe Gylher Rollins, Jim Rollins and wife, Eloise, and Martiel Smith, all of Verona, and Linda Berryhill and husband, David, of Plantersville; 14 grandchildren, Bobbie DeVaughn, Robin Grass, Judy Cole Gray, Jimmy Rollins Jr., Gina Kay Rollins. Mike Rollins, Mark Rollins, Sherry Thompson, Brian Berryhill, Jeff Berryhill, Joe Berryhill, Melissa Kingsley, Kim Harris and Melissa Harris; 16 great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Roosevelt Rollins, on April 6, 1986, a daughter, Helen Elizabeth Rollins; a son-in law, Melvin Grissom; and 10 siblings, Cliff, Philip, John Kennedy, Homer, Walter, Earl, Grady and .Ice Estes, Bertha Whitehead and Dorothy Westmoreland.

Grandchildren and friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Beverly Health Care Eason Tupelo.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and fi oin noon to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

 

DR. CHARLES ROMAINE JR.

BOONEVILLE - Dr. Charles Boyd Romaine Jr. died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, in Corinth. He was born May 7, 1937, in Tennessee. He attended Emory University and the University of Mississippi. He practiced medicine for more than 30 years, most recently in Corinth. He was a Fellow of the American Surgeons and a sponsor of Ducks Unlimited. He attended St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

A memorial service will be Saturday in Tennessee. McPeter's Funeral Directors of Corinth is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Gaye G. Romaine of Booneville; his father, Charles Boyd Romaine Sr.; one daughter, Sarah R. Allinson of Booneville; one brother, William P. Romaine of Clarksdale, Tenn.; one sister, Mary R. Burbank of Tall, Fla.; five nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Cordelia Pearsons Romaine.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ducks Unlimited or St. Paul Episcopal Church

 

 

BAXTER RONE

Death of a Good Friend

Baxter Rone who resided three and a half miles south of Booneville, was fatally injured Saturday 3 December at about 12 o'clock. He was working on a bridge near Fulton, when a block weighing 350 pounds fell 30 feet and struck him on the shoulder. He only lived for 30 minutes.

In the death of Baxter Rone I lost a true and faithful friend and neighbor. He was always ready with a smile when you needed him. I have known him since childhood. He was always jolly and greeted you with a smile. He had lots of friends and was loved by all who knew him. This community is lonely since his departure, but the hope of meeting him again some day helps to ease the bleeding hearts of his loved ones.

Baxter is survived by a widow and seven small children, his father and mother, five sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were conducted by Bro. J. T. Gullett Sunday afternoon and the body was laid to rest in Hodges Chapel Cemetery

"Where no pains can ever enter, where no tears will dim the eye; oh we'll strive to meet you Baxter In that home beyond the sky.

Written by one who knew and loved him.

 

RUTH RONE

CORINTH - Ruth "Tootsie" Price Rone, 89, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1913, in McNairy County, Tenn. She was a member of the North Corinth Baptist Church. She was a gracious and independent lady.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, J.D. Rone of Corinth; a daughter-in-law, Nancy; two granddaughters, Julie Rogers of Olive Branch and Kristy Daniels of Huntsville, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Courtney and Christopher Rogers, and Susannah Daniels; two dear friends, Ron and Minnie Prior.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.W. and Mary Campbell Price, and two sons, Lester Erwin and Joe Dowlin.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

ANNIE LOUISE WALKER RORIE

BOONEVILLE -Annie Louise Walker Rorie, 44, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1993, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a Pentecostal and an employee of Red Cap Industries where she was a machine operator.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the West Corinth Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Melvin Harrison and the Rev. Merl Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, David Rorie of Booneville; two daughters, Angelia Renae Holley of Booneville and Rhonda Michelle Inmon of Red Bay, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Roseayn Rorie of Corinth; four stepsons, Paul Rorie ' and John Rorie, both of Booneville, and James Rorie and Jason Rorie, both of Corinth; her mother, Vadie Pannell Walker of Corinth; five brothers, Ken Walker and Joe Walker, both of Booneville. James Walker of Oxford, Cecil Walker of Horn Lake and Arthur Walker of Walnut; four sisters, Mary Ruth Mathis of Walnut, Marie Bragg and Nelda Carter, both of Corinth and Dorothy Latch of Memphis; and two grandchildren.

 

EDNA MAE RORIE

AMORY - Edna Mae Rorie. 86, died Sunday, May 24, 1992, at the residence of her grandson in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was employed in the garment industry, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the ladies auxiliary of the Trainmen, and a willing worker of the Sunday School class of Amory. She was the widow of Guy Herbert Rorie.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pat Ludlam officiating. Burial will he in Haughton Memorial Park.

Survivors include one brother. Edgar Barnes of New Orleans, La.; one sister, Lounette Renick of Mobile, Ala.: two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Palmer, Arlen Wright, Billy Woods, Kevin Sykes, John Sheely and Larry Rorie.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Amory.

 

E. E. RORIE

RIENZI - E. E. "Bud" Rorie, 72, died Thursday morning at the Magnolia Hospital. He was a member of the Baptist church, a retired farmer and landowner.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at the McPeters Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Steve Hardwick and the Rev. Harold Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Luedena B. Rorie of Rienzi; two sons, Thomas N. Rorie of Corinth and Charles Rorie of Rienzi; three sisters, Miss Lois Rorie, Mrs. lone Brown, and Mrs. Oner Hearn, all of Rienzi; two grandchildren.

 

 

GIDGET ANN RORIE

CORINTH Gidget Ann Rorie, 19, died Tuesday at the Econo Lodge Motel in Corinth. She was a member of the Church of Christ, a graduate of Central High School and an employee of McDonald's in Corinth.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Coleman East Funeral Home Chapel with Marvin Rainey officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Mildred Evetts Rorie of Corinth; five sisters, Linda Vanderford of Corinth, Loris Gann of Glen, Frankie McGue and Freda Sanderson, both of Iuka, and Donna Nelson of Cherokee, Ala.; three brothers, Scottie Evetts and Tim Rorie, both of Corinth, and Milton Rorie of Iuka; his grandmother, Ruth Smith of Corinth

 

JOHNIE L. RORIE

ECRU - Johnie L. Rorie, 57, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday at the Veteran's Administration in

Memphis, Tenn. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Cairo Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dola Newsum Rorie of Ecru; a daughter, Mrs. Suzie Carpenter of Tupelo; his mother, Mrs. Ethel Rorie of New Albany; two brothers, Leo Rorie and James R. Rorie, both of Aurora, Ill., and a grandchild.

 

IRA LEE RORIE

CORINTH - Ira Lee Rorie, 69, died Sunday at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a Baptist, and a member of the Burnsville Masonic Lodge, retired from Mississippi Valley Barge Lines.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen Jones i and the Rev. Paul Feltman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, . Pearl Robbins Rorie of Burnsville; two daughters, Martha V. Mask of Burnsville and Brenda Joyce Castille of Glen; four sons, John R. Rorie, Ernest R. Rorie, Joseph Lee Rorie and Doyle Wayne Rorie, all of Burnsville; two sisters, Eva Burcham and Lilly Mae Duncan, both of Rienzi; five brothers, Ollis Rorie, James Rorie and the Rev. Staten Rorie, all of Rienzi, Rubin Rorie of Corinth and Raymond Rorie of Kenosha, and 16 grandchildren.

 

 

JEWELL RORIE

RIENZI - Jewell Eddie Calvary Rorie, 87, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a lifelong resident of Rienzi and a member of Kemps Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Kemps Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Peggie Jo Rorie Ayers, and her husband, George, of Rienzi; two brothers, Victor Calvary of Corinth, and Loyd David "Bud" Cox and his wife, Elizabeth, of Rienzi; one grandchild, Gina Georgette Ayers Welton, and her husband, Paul, of Iuka; one great-grandchild, Katelyn Nicole Welton.

She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Steven Calvary; her mother, Eddie Belle Scott Calvary; her husband, Roy Ollis Rorie; one son, Sammie Lee Rorie; two brothers, J. B. Calvary and Billie Calvary; and two sisters, Lona Susan Calvary Stacy and Mary Glenn Cox Nicholson.

 

KATHLEEN W. RORIE

MYRTLE - Kathleen W. Rorie, 80, died Monday, March 30, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was born Sept. 6, 1917, in Myrtle to Frank Williams and Zora Robbins Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of Myrtle Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Earl Parley officiating. Burial will be in Gerizim Cemetery in Myrtle.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Rorie and his wife, Wanda, of Myrtle, and James W. Rorie of Memphis; two sisters, Jamie Smith of Myrtle and Dorothy Higginbotham of Memphis; four grandchildren, Robin Bolton, Scott Rorie, Mark Rorie and Jim Rorie Jr.; one great-grandchild, Rorie Bolton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rube W. Rorie; a sister, Mamie Smith; and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Mark Rorie, Scott Rorie, Jim Rorie Jr., Ben Bolton, Bo Higginbotham, Michael Higginbotham and Cole Higginbotham.

 

KATHY MCDONALD RORIE

CORINTH - Kathy McDonald Rorie, 35, died Saturday Dec 19, 1987, at Magnolia Hospital. She was the widow of Clifton Stanley Rorie, a Pentecostal and a member of the Hilltop Church of God.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Coleman East Funeral Home with the Rev. James Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Old Kemps Chapel.

Survivors include one daughter, Minnie Elizabeth Rorie of Rienzi; one stepson, Stanley Allen Rorie of Rienzi; five sisters, Jessie Hall, Faye Blackwell, Ruby Smith and Jewel Coleman, all of Corinth, and Jo Ann Killingsworth of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five brothers, Hubert McDonald of Memphis, Johnny McDonald of Michie, Tenn., Sammy McDonald of Corinth, Clayton McDonald of Gravel Hill, Tenn., and Ernest McDonald of Guys, Tenn.

 

 

LAWTON H. RORIE

NEW ALBANY - Lawton H. Rorie, 90, died Tuesday, February 23, 1993, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County. He was a retired employee of Frisco Railroad, a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church and a Mason.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Parker Agnew officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ola Benjaman Rorie of New Albany.

His nephews will be pallbearers.

 

 

LELA RORIE

Graveside services for Lela Mae Clark Rorie, 91, of Corinth are set for noon Tuesday at Henry Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rorie died Saturday, March 6, 1999, in Farmington, Mo. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Rorie.

Survivors include on son, James T. Rorie of Farmington, Mo.; three daughters, Vera Comte of House Springs, Mo. ; Jackie Corea of Fenton, Mo. and Cathryn Keppel of Portola, Ca. and 17 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at Memorial Funeral Home.

 

 

LEONARD RORIE

RIENZI - W L. "Leonard" Rorie, 95. died Sunday, Sept 24, 2000, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center, in Corinth unexpectedly. He was a Farmer and the owner of Rorie's Grocery in Rienzi for many years. Alter retiring he worked at Sunflower Grocery Store in Booneville for many years. He was a member of Biggersville Pentecostal Church and the husband of the late Naomi Rorie.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Biggersville Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Russell Hamm and the Rev. C. D. Edge officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Stewed, and her husband, J C., of Rienzi: one son, Gerald Rorie, and his wife, Susan, of Oxford, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild.

Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. today.

 

LETRA RORIE

BOONEVILLE - Letra Quay Mayo Rorie, 90, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at The Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. She was born Oct. 3, 1914, in Prentiss County. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and an employee of Brown Shoe Company for 20 years. She enjoyed reading, quilting, gardening, and spending time with her friends and family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Spencer and Bro. Elbert Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Hugh Rorie and wife, Rita, of New Site; three daughters, Mary Davis, and Judy Coker and husband, Bob, all of Booneville, and Nita Jones of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Frank Taylor and Buddy Taylor, both of Houston; a sister, Birdie Barker of Little Rock, Ark.; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Lionel Thomas Rorie, on April 16, 1990; and her parents, Dallas and Linnie Chaffin Taylor Mayo.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Rorie, Bob Davis, Benny Davis, Chris Coker, Rorie Coker and Prentiss Bennett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Kennedy, Randy Vietmeyer and Stanley Shook.

 

LOIS RORIE

RIENZI - Services for Lois Rorie, 80, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m., October 25, 1988, at the Tobes Chapel.

Rorie died Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Magnolia Hospital. She was a member of the Tobes Chapel.

Burial will be in the Juliet Cemetery. Officiating minister will be the Bro. James Burcham. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, lone Brown of Rienzi and Oner Hearn of Rienzi.

The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. today until service time.

 

 

LOUIS ARLANDER RORIE

RIENZI - Louis Arlander Rorie, 71, died Sunday September 25, 1989, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a retired farmer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McPeter's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Hutson and the Rev. Lillard "Boots" Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery in Rienzi.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Wingo Rorie of Rienzi; two sons, Richard Rorie and Billy Rorie, both of Rienzi; five daughters, Beluah Spencer and Clydean Burcham, both of Corinth, Earnestine Vaughan of McMinnville, Tenn., Sue Jones of Trenton, Tenn. and Peggy Howell of Middleton, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

MARY ELIZABETH RORIE

RIENZI - Mary Elizabeth Rorie, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a retired garment factory employee and a member of Tobes Chapel Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tobes Chapel Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Cory Burcham, the Rev. James Burcham and the Rev. Billy Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Old Kemps Chapel Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, James E. Rorie of Rienzi; three sons, James Bradley Rorie and his wife, Doris, of Jacinto, and Lonnie Wade Rorie and his wife, Becky, and Donnie Wane Rorie and his wife, Debbie, all of Searcy Town; a daughter, Minnie Elizabeth Turnbough and her husband, Chris, of Wharton, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Sumler of Jacinto; two sisters, Margaret Markle and Minnie Adams of Corinth; her grandchildren, Allen Rorie and his wife, Debbie, Randy Rorie and his wife, Shiloh, Malcom Rorie and his wife, April, Mary Phillips and her husband, Tripp, Surita Rorie, Kris Rorie, Renae Rorie and Timothy Rorie; her great-grandchildren, Chasity Faith Rorie, Toy Calvin Phillip IV, Amarlee Faye Phillips, Hannah Rorie, Justin Rorie, Mattie Rorie, Keith McDonald, Crystal McDonald, Cory McDonald and George Moore.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Mary Holloway; two sons, Clifton Rorie and his wife, Kathy, and Marcus L. Rorie; a granddaughter, Jennifer Dawn; a brother, Alford Holloway; and a sister, Shirley South.

The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. today.

 

MARY VIOLET RORIE

BOONEVILLE - Mary Violet Rorie, 77, died Thursday at the King's Daughters Hospital in Greenwood. She was the widow of Kye Rorie and a retired homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Robert Rosen officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Yvonne Jones of Greenville; one son, Wythal Rorie of Memphis; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

 

MILDRED RORIE

CORINTH - Mildred Rorie, 68 died Saturday, Jan. 15, 1994, at the Magnolia Hospital. She was homemaker, a member of the Church of Christ, and the widow o Gordon Rorie.

Services will be at 3 p.m. coda, at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Bal and the Rev. Tom Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Clear Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters Loris Loveless of Glen and Lind Vanderford of Corinth; two sons Tim Rorie of Selmer, Tenn., am Scotty Evetts of Corinth; five brothers, Herman Smith of Walnut Milton Smith, Amos Smith and Hershel Smith, all of Corinth, and Gene Smith of Smithville; 1: grandchildren and four great-grand children.

 

 

MINNIE RORIE

RIENZI - Miss Minnie Rorie, 73, died Tuesday at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth.

Services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Kemps Chapel Church in Rienzi. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Charles Stephenson and the Rev. Clifford Rinehart will be officiating.

Survivors include two brothers, Leonard Rorie of Rienzi and Leslie Rorie of Steele, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Cox of Bruce, and Mrs. Virginia Sanderford of Puckett.

 

MOLLY C. RORIE

NEW ALBANY - Molly C. Rorie, 59, died Thursday at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lutheran Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Greg Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Leo D. Rorie of New Albany; one daughter, Cherryl Foor; two sons, Robert Rorie and James Rorie, all of Aurora, Ill.; seven sisters, Shirley Baker, Donna Leonhard and Delores Davidson, all of Aurora, Marion Cusic of Corydon, Iowa, Carole Koulianos of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Betty Huettemann of La Salle, Ill., Jeanie Hubbard of St. Charles, Ill.; three grandsons.

 

NANCY J. RORIE

Nancy J. Rorie, 80, of 3036 Randy Lane, Memphis, died Monday, Nov. 13, 1989, at Allenbrooke Health Pare Center in Memphis after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial was in Jacinto Cemetery.

Mrs. Rorie was the widow of I. R. Rorie. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by a son. James Harold Rinehart of Durham, N. C.; a daughter, Mrs. Marion Dawson of Memphis; two brothers, Warren Armstrong of Rienzi and Allen Armstrong of Chicago, Ill.; five sisters, Mrs. Vista Rinehart of Jacinto, Mrs. Iness Williams of California, Mrs. Eunice Barnett, Mrs. Ila Wade and Mrs. Arlie Lambert, all of Iuka; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild

 

 

NAOMA RORIE

RIENZI - Naoma Rorie, 88 died Thursday, July 28, 1994, a the Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville after a long illness She was a homemaker and a member of Biggersville Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Biggersville Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Forresl Memorial Park. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, W. L. Rorie of Rienzi; one daughter, Evelyn Stewart of Rienzi; one son, Gerald Rorie of Oxford, Ark.; one brother, Windom Wheeler of Burnsville; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

The body will lie in state at the church until time for services.

 

 

NELLIE RORIE

CORINTH - Nellie Hamlin Rorie, 81, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. She was a homemaker and a member of West Corinth Pentecostal Church. She was the widow of Ruben Rorie.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today al West Corinth Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Merl Dixon and the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Mae Anna Smith of Corinth and Ruby F. Laden of Pensacola, Fla.; one son, Charles Rorie of Corinth: one brother, David Hamlin of Alabama: two sisters, Myrtle Sellers of Corinth and Janice Fowler of Michie, Tenn., six grandchildren, Debbie Eaton, Ricky Rorie, Danny Rorie, Nathan Laden, Dawn Smith and Jonathan Loden, three great grandchildren, Joshua Robe, Stan Tucker and Amanda Rorie.

 

 

REUBEN FREDERICK RORIE

CORINTH - Reuben Frederick Rorie, 77, died Tuesday, August 27, 1991, at his residence. He was a retired maintenance man for the Alcorn County School System and a farmer. He was a member of Tobe's Chapel Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tobe's Chapel Pentecostal Church with the Rev. James Vanderford, the Rev. Merle Dixon and the Rev. Jimmy Vanderiord officiating. Burial will he in Forrest Memorial Park. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife. Nellie Mae Hantlin Rorie of Corinth: two daughters. Ruby Loden of Little Rock, Ark.; and Mae Smith of Corinth: one son, Charles Rorie of Corinth; two sisters, Eva Burcham and Lillie Mae Duncan, both of Rienzi; four brothers, Ollis Rorie, Raymond Rorie, James Rorie and the Rev. Staten Rorie, all of Rienzi: six grandchildren, two children.

 

RUBEN W. RORIE

MYRTLE - Ruben W. Rorie, 73, died Wednesday, February 21, 1990, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired employee of the Frisco Railroad and a former employee of the Defense Depot in Memphis. He was a former resident of Amory and Memphis. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Gerizim Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, -Kathleen Rorie of Myrtle; two sons, Larry W. Rorie of Myrtle and James W. Rorie of Memphis; one brother, Lawton Rorie of New Albany; four grandchildren.

 

ROY OLLIS RORIE

RIENZI - Roy Ollis Rorie, 83, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1993, at the Magnolia Hospital. He was a retired employee of Gateway Co. and a Baptist.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Olan Burcham officiating. Burial will be in New Kemp Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jewell Calvary Rorie of Rienzi; one daughter, Peggie Ayers of Rienzi; three brothers, James Rorie and Staton Rorie, both of Rienzi, and Raymond Rorie of Corinth; one sister, Lilie  Duncan of Rienzi; one grandchild.

 

 

VELMA E. RORIE

CORINTH - Velma E, Rorie, 80, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born May 25, 1919, in Nixon, Tenn. She was a homemaker, and she attended the Hill Top Church of God. She enjoyed sewing and gardening.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Billy Hudson and the Rev. Lillard "Boots" Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery near Rienzi,

Survivors include five daughters, Beulah Spencer and Clydean Burcham, both of Corinth, Ernestine Vaughn of McMinnville, Tenn., Sue Jones of Trenton. Tenn., and Peggy Howell of Middleton, Tenn.; two sons, Richard Rorie and Billy Rorie, both of Rienzi, three sisters, her twin, Thelma Rinehart of Rienzi, Pauline Cartwright of Booneville and Evelyn Moore of Iuka,  one brother, Frank Wingo of Meridian; 13 grandchildren, Judy Holmes, Debbie Williams, Earl Rorie, Steven Ron,, Barry Rorie , Allen Vaughn, Sherry Vaughn. Tammy B. Picked, Terry Burcham, Tony Jones, Darren Howell, Melissa Powers and Rachel Howell: 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis A. Rorie, and four grandchildren, Dennis Wayne Spencer, Scott Rorie, Kenneth Rorie and Carol Sue Rode.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

 

VIRDIE TALLEY GURLEY RORIE

CORINTH - Virdie Talley Gurley Rorie, 75, died Sunday, November 5, 1989, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Ramer Baptist Church, a retired employee of Weaver's Pant Factory in Corinth, the widow of Emmitt Gurley and was also the widow of Fred Rorie.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Grant Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Nellie Reynolds of Tupelo and Mary Jo Norwood of Ramer, Tenn.; one sister, Ruby Ayers of Corinth; three brothers, Rev. Charlie lie Talley of Rienzi, Chester Talley of Kossuth and Rudell Talley of Memphis; two grandchildren.

 

WALTER LEE RORIE

BOONEVILLE -Walter Lee Rorie, 82, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was born in New Site to Mr. and Mrs. James Rorie. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was retired from both Prentiss Mfg. Company and Kingsley Mfg. Company. He was a member of the New Site Baptist Church where he - served as a deacon for a number of years. He enjoyed growing flowers and gardening and loved reading and traveling. Most of all he loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the New Site Baptist Church with Bro. Dexter Wilemon officiating assisted by Bro. Cliff Cartwright. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Salts Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Flossie Mae Rorie; one daughter, Ruby Rorie; one sister-in-law, Letra  Rorie; two adopted grandchildren, Patsy Rinehart of Rienzi and Carolyn - Leonette of Houston, Texas; his special caregiver, Paul Kennedy of New Site; and his special friend, Euel Wilemon of New Site.

He was preceded in death by a half-sister, Ruby Moore; one sister, Ethel Chaffin; three brothers, Clinton Rorie, Kye Rorie and Lionel Rorie; two first cousins raised by his parents, Grace Moore and Nettie B. Conner.

Pallbearers will be Sarah Stephens, Paulette Kindley, Garry Kennedy, Richard Mayo, Paul Kennedy and Euel Wilemon.

Honorary pallbearer will be Ralph Kennedy.

 

WANDA JUNE RORIE

RIENZI - Wanda June Rorie, 32, died Thursday in an automobile accident. She was employed with the Shiloh Garment Factory in Booneville and was a member of Hinkle Holiness Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A. D. Higdon officiating. Burial will be in the New Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Staten Rorie of Rienzi; one sister, Rhonda Jean Braden of Prattville, Ala. ; two brothers, Gary Staten Rorie of Rienzi and Kerry Glenn Rorie of Corinth.

 

DORIS ROSE

RIPLEY - Doris Marie Rose, 44, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1958, in Hughes, Ark. She was a homemaker. She was a Christian and loved her Lord Jesus Christ.

Services were Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Ala. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Rose; a daughter, Carlena Collier of Pontotoc; four stepchildren, Ronald, Eric, Heather and Crystal; two step grandchildren, Thomas and Keaton; her stepfather and stepmother, Lynn and Rita Collier; her grandmother, Mary Alice Higgins Calvert; four brothers, Doyle Higgins of Amory, J.B. Higgins and Thomas Higgins, both of Hamilton, Ala., and her twin, Jerry Higgins of Belmont; two sisters, Dorothy Hood of Hamliton, Ala., and Betty Fay Stanford of Amory; nieces and nephews; her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Rose.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dossie and Lether Higgins; three brothers, Ray, David and Mickey; and a sister, Linda Wood.

 

DIANE ROSS

BOONEVILLE - Anita Diane Ross, 51, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at her home in Booneville. She was a homemaker and a member of Thrasher Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lynsol Richmond and Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be at the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Dale Ross of Booneville; three daughters, Marsha Hutcheson of Booneville, Tressa Wells and her husband, Delbert, of Mulvane, Kan., and Laressa Graham and her husband, Mike, of Burnsville; a son, Shane Ross and his wife, Melissa, of Booneville; her parents, Alvin and Willodean Nunley of Booneville; two brothers, Larry Nunley and his wife, Pam, and Terry Nunley and his wife, Delila, all of Booneville; her father-in-law, Calvin Ross of Booneville; six grandchildren, Jessica Hutcheson, Ashley Key, Nathan Wells, Mary Wells, Haley Ross and Kelli Graham.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Teresae Renea Nunley.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Wilson, Randy Wilson, Scott Nunley, Delbert Wells, Jeremy Nichols and Mike Graham.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons Memorial Bible Program.

 

AVA J. ROSS

SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Ava Jordan Ross, 91, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. She was born March 23, 1912, in Shiloh, Tenn. She was a retired hairdresser of Savannah, Tenn., formerly of Memphis. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Savannah, Tenn., and former member of the Highland Height Baptist Church in Memphis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel of Corinth with Bro. Johnny Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Smith and Angie Stroud, both of Savannah, Tenn., and Jackie Ross-Holcomb of Proctor, Ark.; two brothers, James Jordan of Memphis and Hubert Jordan of Corinth; five grandchildren, Steve Smith, Ronnie, Smith, Allan Smith, Karen Preston and Michelle Winborn; 11 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Stephenson Ross; her parents, Pink and Allie Jordan; a brother, john Jordan; and a sister, Ruby Jordan.

Pallbearers will be Steve Smith, Ronnie Smith, Allan Smith, Bruce Winborn, Wayne Preston and Cody Smith.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

BILLY GENE ROSS

CORINTH - Billy Gene Ross, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Alcorn County. He lived in Memphis for 25 years, where he was a truck driver and a member of Local 984. He retired from Baxter Laboratories. He returned to Corinth in 1993. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. He was a fun-loving, generous and happy person.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hardin officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Margaret Mitchell Ross of Corinth; his stepfather, William Shuman of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Jean Ross; his mother, Willie Mae Shuman; and his father, Bert Ross.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Little

 

CALVIN B. ROSS

BOONEVILLE - Calvin B. Ross, 78, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at his home. He was a retired security guard for Schweiger, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete McCoy and Bro. Lynsol Richmond officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Stella Mullins and husband, Rick, of Weaver, Ala.; a son, Dale Ross of Booneville; two brothers, Andrew "Pat" Ross of Thrasher and Almus Ross of Corinth; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Killough Ross; a son, Calvin B. Ross Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Diane Ross; a sister, Fannie Robinson; and three brothers, Joe, Jake and Hardin Ross.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

CLAIRE T. ROSS

BOONEVILLE - Claire T. Ross, 92, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born in Jackson to Walter and Anne Powell Tuxford. She was a retired extension home economist. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Booneville. She was the widow of Curiae Ross

Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday, at Booneville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bobby Hankins, officiating; Burial will be in Henry, Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge at the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter and son in law, Anne and Bill Covet of Booneville; one son, John C. Ross Jr. of Corinth, two grandchildren, Maggie and Walker Caver of Booneville.

Visitation will follow services Monday at the home of Anne and Bill Caver, 103 Foster Park, Booneville.

 

 

DAN ROSS

The Rev. Dan Ross, 58, of Rienzi, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 12. Burial was in the Mills Community Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Tedford Ross of Rienzi; a son, Waylon Ross of Rienzi; two brothers, James Ellis Ross and Teddy Ross, both of Rienzi; three sisters, Dorothy Sims, Eva Nell Mason and Peggy Owens, all of Rienzi; and his mother-in-law, Minnie Tedford of Jumpertown.

 

 

JAKE ROSS

Jake Ross, 77, of Route 3, Box 11, Rienzi, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1993, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville alter several years of failing health.

Services were Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Wooley and the Rev. Dan Ross officiating. Burial was in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Mr. Ross was a retired farmer and a member of Community Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Junie Ross; three daughters, Joyce Fugitt. Rita Grimes and Shirley Garrett. all of Booneville; two sons, Jim Ross and Benny Ross, both of Jumpertown; three brothers, Pat Rods said Calvin Ross, both of Booneville and Almus Ross of Corinth 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

JAMES ELLIS ROSS

James Ellis Ross, 68, of Rienzi, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of the Mills Community Baptist Church and retired from Intex.

Services were Friday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Carpenter and the Rev. Jack Irons officiating. Burial was in Mills Community Baptist Church Cemetery.

He is survived by a son, Dean. Ross- of Rienzi; a daughter, Gail Tennison and husband, Marty, of Tishomingo; two brothers, Kenneth Ross and wife, Sue, of Corinth, and Ted Ross and wife, Kay, of Rienzi; four sisters, Dorothy Sims and husband, Hershel, Eva Nell Mason and husband, Fred, and Peggy Owens, all of Rienzi, and Jean Crum and husband, Odell, of Memphis; the mother. of his children, Faye-Ross; a brother-in-law, Gerry Johnson of Rienzi; a sister-in-law, Janice Ross of Rienzi; grandchildren, Patricia Ross, Tiffanie Tennison, Brandon Ross, Jessica Tennison, Megan Ross

 

JENNY ROSS

CORINTH - Mary Virginia "Jenny" Barar Ross, 88, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at her residence. She was born Aug. 5, 1917, in Jackson, Tenn., to the late Harold Rivers and Mary Frances Britt Barar. She was a retired sales clerk for Shainbergs and Belks. She was a member of the Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel with Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister-in-law, Kathleen Barar of Corinth; one nephew, Harold Barar of London, Ky.; three great-nieces, Wendy White of Anniston, Ala., Deena Rickman of Corinth and Kelly Virginia Barar of Washington, D.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Durrell Ross; a daughter, Mary Ann Ross; and a brother, Harvey Barar.

Pallbearers will be Howard Wilbanks, Randy Bumpas, J.C. McCrary, J.T. Caldwell, Dean Pierce, Fred Dalton and Thomas Pettie.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society c/o Judy Davis, 6508 N. Shiloh Road, Corinth, MS 38834 or to Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church, Gaines Road, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

JIM ROSS

Jim Ross, 55, of Jumpertown, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at DeSoto County Hospital in Southaven.

Services were Friday, April 2, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Wooley and the Rev. Jim Newby officiating. Burial was in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Mr. Ross was a construction worker and a member of Mills Community Baptist Church. He was a member of the Board of Alderman at Jumpertown and a volunteer for the Jumpertown Fire Department. He formerly worked for the Booneville Police Department and Prentiss County Sheriff's Department. He was preceded in death by his father, Jake Ross and two brothers, Bobby Ross and Benny Ross.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Williams Ross; his mother, Junie Ross of Jumpertown; two daughters, Tina Henderson and her husband, Sammy, of Booneville and Heather Dawn Ross and her fiance, Kevin Mitchell of Jumpertown; one son, Randy Wayne Ross and his fiancee, Moneaka Lindsey of Jumpertown; three sisters, Shirley McCreary and her husband, Wayne, Rita Grimes and her husband, Curt, and Joyce Fugitt and her husband, James, all of Booneville; six grandchildren, Keenan Ross, Celeste Ross, Jody Stephenson, John Stephenson, Samantha Henderson and Tabatha Henderson.

 

 

JOHN CURLEE ROSS

John Curlee Ross Sr., 75, died Friday morning at the Magnolia Hospital. He was a retired employee of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at the McPeters Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Charles Potts and Dr. Roy McAnally officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Clarie T. Ross of Booneville; a daughter, Mrs. Anne R. Carver of Booneville; a son, John C. Ross Jr. of Corinth; two sisters, Mrs. Idella R. Carpenter of Oliver Springs, Tenn., and Mrs. Ethel Dickerson of Corinth; two brothers, Jessie Ross of West Memphis, Ark., and Marcus Ross of Corinth; two grandchildren.

 

JUNIE ROSS

JUMPERTOWN - Junie Ross, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Community Baptist Church. She enjoyed working with her flowers, and she loved her neighbors and friends.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Bro. Pete Wooley and Bro. Dale Ross officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley McCreary, Rita Grimes and husband, Curtis, and Joyce Fugitt and husband, James, all of Booneville; two daughters-in-law, Geraldine Ross of Jumpertown and Diane Ross of Corinth; a brother, Benny Robinson of Iuka; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Ross; three sons, Bobby, Jim and Benny Ross; and three grandchildren, Tammy Grimes, Ronny Garrett and Pam Essary.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

LEXIE ROSS

Lexie Ross, 87, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Care Center of Aberdeen after a long illness. Born and reared in Mize, she was the daughter of Joseph Andrew Little and Mary Margaret Bryant Little. She attended Mississippi Teachers College and taught school for several years in various schools in Smith County and in Mize. After teaching, she and her husband owned and operated a general store outside of Mize. After moving to Tupelo in 1958, she worked for Kuhn's Variety Store and later with Gibson’s, which became Howard's. After retiring from Howard's in 1974, she worked with the North Mississippi Medical Center private sitter service, retired from that in 1980. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was the widow of William Henry Ross Sr., who died in July 1960.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Hershel Wiygul officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Mize Cemetery in Mize.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Ross Gann and her husband, Steve, of Tupelo; one stepson, William Henry Ross Jr. and his wife, Glenna, of Highland, Utah; one granddaughter, Stephanie Gann of Mississippi State University.

She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Phil Gann, Perry Gann and Robert Gann.

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

Memorials may be made to the Tupelo Lee Humane Society, 2400 S. Gloster St., Tupelo MS 38801.

 

PEARL S. ROTEN

CHALYBEATE - Pearl Street Jackson Roten, 86, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Facility in Ripley. She was a retired sewing machine operator for McGregor Mfg. Company in Walnut. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. She was a member of the Camp Ground Methodist Church in Walnut.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Bruce Ingram and the Rev. Mary Hutson officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Ground Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Douglas Jackson and his wife, Jerrie, of Chalybeate; one stepdaughter, Mable Roten Burcham and her husband, Ray, of Corinth; one sister, Ollie Faye Street McNabb of Memphis; one brother, Harold M. Street of Chalybeate; three grandchildren, Suzanne Jackson Moore and her husband, Kyle, of Birmingham, Ala., Jim Jackson and his wife, Danette, of Chalybeate, and Janalee Jackson Leak and her husband, Brandon, of Lamar; seven great-grandchildren, Maggie and Ellie Moore of Birmingham, Megan, Laney and Mabry Jackson, all of Chalybeate, Preston and Claire Leak of Lamar; and two step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 23 years, Wilfred W. Jackson; her second husband, Clarence Roten; her parents, Monroe and Lola Simpson Street; one brother, Perrin Street; three sisters, Isabel Street Graham, Blanche Street Reed and Charlotte Street Gately.

Pallbearers will be Jim Jackson, Kyle Moore, Brandon Leak, Jimmy Nowell, Jerry Crawford and Ray Burcham.

Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

 

MARY F. "MOLLIE" MERRITT ROWAN

The following notice was published in the Southern Sentinel, dated January 29, 1920, "Rowan, Mrs. Mollie Died at Baldwyn recently/ buried at Blue Mountain/ wife of Sam L. Rowan of Baldwyn/ dtr. of late Dr. J. F. Merritt of Blue Mt./ children are Leon & Merritt Rowan/ sister to Dr. J. Frank Merritt, Mrs. Nannie Bryson, Mrs. Beulah Howard, Dick Merritt of Clarendon, Ark"

[Note: Mollie Rowan died on January 17, 1920, according to tombstone inscription in Masonic Cemetery.]

 

 

NANNIE ROWAN

"MISS ROWAN DIES IN BALDWYN"

BALDWYN, Miss. - After four days illness of pneumonia, Miss Nannie Rowan died here yesterday. Interment took place here today in the Masonic Cemetery, funeral services conducted from the Presbyterian church by her pastor, Dr, John H. Hunter of Tupelo, assisted by Judge Will Cox, Revs. O. M. Overton of this place and Claude McCay of Wheeler."

 

"Miss Nannie Rowan.

Just within the outskirts of this beloved little city lies an old burying ground with its gravestones marking the resting places of many fine characters whose lives were closely interwoven with the history of this section.

Each stone chronicles the story of a life. Each tells of one who was born, experienced yearnings very like our own, caught glimpses of happiness, 'felt dawn, saw sunset's glow, loved and were loved, and passed on into the great unknown.'

Today our thoughts issue longingly past the verdant mounds and linger lovingly over the new made grave of one who smilingly walked among us, who reverently worshipped, and spiritually lived as she thought her Master would want, who loved everything that contributed to the betterment of our town and townsmen, who wafted an influence of encouragement and religious atmosphere upon her many friends.

What know we greater than the soul? One God and God-like men we build our trust. So sang the poet and the memory of Miss Nannie Rowan confirms the eternal truth that the greatest thing in all the world is the consciousness of living close to the Father, the whole souled desire to live only for His glory and in His kingdom.

And this keen sense of duty marked her travels in the walk of men who knew that her church and its interests came first.

No mere inanimate thing, of marble or bronze, no splendid array of words, of flowers, no song of commendation or eulogy can fitly estimate the worth of such a life. We can only gather up the scattered shreds and weave of them a picture for the walls of memory, for an useful life is a beautiful thing, and one that lives on and on in the hearts of those who follow. .

Miss Nannie Rowan was born in this community. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. John Rowan, a member of a large family whose lives are connected with the early history of Baldwyn. She lived with her father in the home where she died, for many years, the mother having passed away early in the life of this devoted little family. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and affiliated with every good work of this and all church work. She was loyalty itself to her friends with a very great devotion for those whom she loved.

In the past few years she had given of her substance to orphan homes, colleges, her church, and only during the past year had had a big part in the christianing (sic) of Korean boys through a large gift to Kelly Unger for his work there.

Surely a woman of the Lord hath been taken. Wherever there was sorrow in this town, she was there to help."

"Miss Nannie Rowan, aged 74 years, died at her home in Baldwyn last Sunday morning at 7 o'clock and after funeral services at the Presbyterian church building conducted by Dr. J. D. Hunter assisted by Rev. A. M. Overton, Rev. W. C. McCay and Judge W. M. Cox, her body was gently laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery to await the resurrection. Beautiful and wonderful in profusion were the flowers, silent tokens of abiding love and esteem, that adorned her grave. The deceased is survived by one aunt, Mrs. G. B. Oliver of Texas, and many other relatives in this and other states, who share the sympathy of many friends.

Miss Nannie was the daughter of the late John Rowan and was educated at the old Stonewall College, Ripley, Miss., under the tutelage of Mrs. Buchanan. She joined the church in early womanhood and developed an exceptionally fine character. She was of a positive nature, ever diligent in the discharge of her personal obligations and expected that of others. She was always ready to give of her time, energy, influence and financial means for the upbuilding of the religion she professed as a member of the Presbyterian Church, right being her motto in all the activities of her life. It can be truthfully said of her that worth while conditions were made possible and bettered by her having passed this way. The memory of her good life will long survive in the minds of those who knew her, and her influence for that which is noble and good touch many lives she knew not."

"'Cousin Nannie" was stricken ill on Tuesday and with loving care and skill nursed through a very swift working disease, falling asleep in Jesus just as the dawn was breaking Saturday morning. Funeral services were held from her beloved church, Dr. Hunter, her pastor, and Judge Will Cox, a life long friend, saying the words that so appropriately fitted the life she had lived. The greatest tribute comes from friends and these were truly beautifully expressed.

To the beautiful little cemetery in spite of a downpour of rain a large concourse of friends and relatives followed for the last sad rites, heaping flowers " [remainder of article missing]

 

[Note: Nannie Rowan died on Sunday, January 12, 1930 at home and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Baldwyn, Lee County, Mississippi.4]

 

 

SARAH (MRS. JOHN) ROWAN

"May 9, 1883, Death of Mrs. Sarah Rowan”

Mrs. John Rowan died Monday night at midnight. She had been ailing about a month, perhaps since the 22nd of April. Her liver was out of order. Her skin was yellowed as in jaundice and she was in the change of life - a critical period with women. Mrs. Rowan was a daughter of Jno. T. Humphreys. She was over 50 years old. I think I saw her married by Rev. J. D. Gary [Note: last name difficult to make out]. She never had but one child, Nannie. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Baldwyn. She was buried yesterday evening at 5 o'clock."

Sallie D. Rowan died on May 7, 1883 and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Baldwyn, Lee County, Mississippi.' A notice of her death was included in the Reverend Samuel A. Agnew's Diary

[Note:Tombstone inscription for Sarah D. Rowan, Masonic Cemetery, Baldwyn, Lee Co., Ms gives year of death; month & day of death from The Agnew Journal, 5-09-1883, page 203.]

[Samuel A. Agnew, The Agnew Journal 1852-1902, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Library, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Photocopies of these 41 bound journals are in Lee Co. Library, Tupelo, Mississippi.), May 9, 1883, pages 203-204.]

 

 

WILLIAM F. ROWAN

William F. Rowan died on July 6, 1907 and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Baldwyn, Lee County, Mississippi.

His obituary is included here.2

DIED

The community received a severe shock Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock, when a message came to town announcing the death of W. F. Rowan. He was up and well the day before, and though a little indisposed the night before, no one knew of it and when it was made known that he was dead great surprise reigned. He had been complaining some during the day and was at the time of his "sudden death", in the act of leaving his bed to move to another room where it was cooler. His daughter, Mrs. C. H. Walker who had just left to prepare the room heard him fall and ran to his assistance, and quickly summoned a physician but he expired in a few minutes, before medical aid could reach him. He was one of the oldest settlers of this section, and one of its best and most highly respected citizen. [sic] No man was ever held in higher esteem among his fellowman than W. F. Rowan and during the twenty five years of intimate acquaintance with him the editor of this Journal has never heard aught against him. He was truly a typical southern gentleman in every particular both at home and abroad. His home was famous for its hospitality, and his gentleness of character won for him the love and respect of all with whom he came in contact. He was a gallant confederate soldier and came out of the conflict between the states with an enviable record, after which like many other brave southern patriots, he set to work to build up his wasted fortunes, and well he did succeed. After the death of his loving wife a few years ago his beautiful home and farm west of town was a synonim [sic] of hospitality and good cheer to many who will drop a silent tear while scanning these lines. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, a strong believer in the faith and always stood for everything tending toward good morals and law abiding citizenship. He was 77 years old and leaves a daughter, two sons, two sisters and a brother besides a host of relatives and dear friends to mourn his death. [Torn; words missing] were conducted by [missing words] the Presbyterian church, after which his remains were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Peace to his ashes."

l Tombstone inscription for William F. Rowan.

2 Helen Newman Miller, compiler, The Baldwyn Indicator. Bits and Pieces 1897, 1898, 1899, Charles Forest Newman, Editor & Publisher, page 70.

 

 

AEURA JUMPER ROWLAND

Aeura Jumper Rowland, 71, of Route 3, Box 347, Booneville, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1992, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 3 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Dowdy and Bro. J. C. Prather officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rowland was a retired machine tender at Kimberly Clarke. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Larry Steve Rowland and Danny Kirk Rowland, both of Memphis and Teddy Wayne Swenney of Adamsville, Tenn.: two sisters, Mrs. Billie Greene and Jewell Arnold, both of Booneville; a brother, R. C. Prather of Booneville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

KIRK ROWLAND

ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. - Danny Kirk Rowland, 52, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at his home as the result of a house fire. He was a furniture restorer and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Macon Road Baptist Church in Memphis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Concord Baptist Church with Bro. Excail Burleson and Bro. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Wesley and Dorothy Rowland of Saltillo; three brothers, Ted Sweeney and wife, Beverly, of Adamsville, Tenn., Steve Rowland and wife, Linda, of Bartlett, Tenn., and Edward Rowland and wife, Leslee, of Saltillo; several nieces and nephews'

He was preceded in death by his mother, Aeura Jumper Rowland, and a sister, Martha Markley.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Concord Baptist Church.

 

EDITH ROWLAND

BOONEVILLE - Edith Rowland, 79 died Sunday, Nov. 20, 1999, at her home after an extended illness. She was retired from Abbotts Laboratory in Chicago. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens

Survivors include one son, Jo Ann Rowland of Booneville; one brother, Frank Rowland of Booneville; three nieces, five nephews, several great^ and great-great-nieces and great and great-great-nephews.

Emmons is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jane Word Turner; a son David E. Turner III and his wife, Joanne, of Danville, Calif.; a daughter, Mary Jane Turner of Tupelo formerly of Little Rock, Ark.; an aunt, Mrs. Francis Pickins of Gretna, La.; a niece, Ann Crandall Sloan of Raleigh N. C.; a nephew, Bowen S. Crandall of Washington D. C. Emmons was preceded in death by his sister Louise Turner Crandall.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 1997, at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo with Dr. James McCormick and the Rev. Bill Carroll officiating. Also participating will be the Rev. W. L. Wallace the Rev. Roy McAlilly and the Rev. E. S. Furr. Prayer at graveside will be said by the Rev. Roy McAlilly. Internment will be at Lee Memorial Park. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be T. L. Word III William Word, Herbert Word, James Bethay, Ronnie L. Bethay, Guy Mitchell III, Tom Hollingsworth, Rodney Hollingsworth, Bert Hollingsworth, Hamilton Sloan and Bowen S Crandall.

 

 

FRANK ROWLAND

BOONEVILLE - Frank Rowland, 84, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired farmer, U. S. Army veteran and Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Rowland of Sheffield, Ala.; one son, Sam Rowland of Booneville: one sister, Jo Ann Rowland of Booneville; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Lauderdale Rowland; two sisters and one brother.

 

 

HOWARD ROWLAND

Howard Rowland, 78, of Baldwyn, died Wednesday. Aug. 2, 1995, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after an extended illness.

Services were Friday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Kenneth Orick officiating. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Rowland was a security guard, a Baptist and a World War 11 veteran of the Armored Artillery.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Rowland of Dublin, Ga.; two daughters, Rejetta Schnoor of Pine River, Minn., and Carolyn Gardner of Nashville. Tenn.; two sons, Stanley Rowland and Joe Rowland, both of Portage, Wis.; six sisters, Luna Morgan and Helen Bishop, both of Baldwyn, Mary Petty of Meridian, Alberta Pyles of Ripley, Sarah Morgan and Janie Rowland, both of Booneville; two brothers, Wesley Rowland of Saltillo and Bobby Rowland of Tupelo, and three grandchildren.

 

EARNEST ROWLAND

BOONEVILLE - James Earnest Rowland, 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member of the Landmark Facility in Booneville. He was a retired farmer and a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Mark Cagle and Bro. Cliff Cartwright officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lera Maureen Koon Rowland of Booneville; three daughters, Janice Killebrew of Starkville, Jane Bice and husband, Cliff, of Auburn, Ala., and Sandra Purvis and husband, Phil, of Booneville; a son, Mac Rowland and wife, Janet, of Booneville; his grandchildren, Amy Killebrew Williams and husband, Timothy, Lori Bice, Bradley Purvis, Melonie Rowland Riddle and husband, Michael, Melanie Baggett, and Derek Baggett; a great-grandchild, Tyler Riddle.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Frank Killebrew; his parents, Dink Tyme and Mary E. Heavener Rowland; three brothers, Earl Rowland, Elmer Rowland and Eugene Rowland; and two sisters, Allene Price and Nadine Blankenship.

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

 

KATHERINE ROWLAND

BOONEVILLE - Mary Katherine Rowland, 79, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

She was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Guntown to Luther E. and Alice Gertrude Moran Whitlock. She was a retired LPN with many years of service at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville, where she continued to work as a volunteer following her retirement. She was a charter member of Liberty United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Prentiss County Homemakers Club. She enjoyed fishing, growing flowers, cooking, sewing, working find-a-word puzzles and attending her grandchildren's sporting events.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Liberty United Methodist Church with Bro. Jack Williams and Bro. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Joe Rowland and wife, Anita, of Booneville; four sisters, Helen Gentry of Baldwyn, Shirley Allen and husband, Bob, of Macon, Ga., Gerald Harper and husband, Harold, of Lafayette, Tenn., and Louise Tripp and husband, Henry, of Glendora, Calif.; six grandchildren, Leigh-Anne Scroggins and husband, Jason, Beth Marie Stewart, and Benji Stewart and wife, Leigh Ann, all of Booneville, Cindy Lowe and husband, Rick, of Eugene, Ore., Delta Rector and husband, Earl, of Omaha, Neb., and Marcus Nunley and wife, Tamara, of Booneville; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Rowland of Booneville and Shirley Whitlock of Baldwyn; a brother-in-law, Chuck Rogers of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Rowland, in 1979; a son, Rusty Gilley; and a daughter, Mary Alice Stewart.

Pallbearers will be the men of Liberty United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Liberty United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Sheila Owens, 2002 E. Church St., Booneville MS 38829.

 

LERA ROWLAND

BOONEVILLE - Lera Maureen Koon Rowland, 82, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at the Baptist Hospital in Booneville. She was born July 22, 1922. She was a resident of the Landmark Nursing Facilty in Booneville. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Mark Cagle and Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Janice Killebrew of Birmingham, Ala., Jane Bice and husband, Cliff, of Auburn, Ala., and Sandra Purvis and husband, Phil, of Booneville; a son, Mack Rowland and wife, Janet, of Booneville; a brother, Obie Koon and wife, Sis, of Booneville; grandchildren, Amy Killebrew, Melonie Riddle, Bradley Purvis and Lori Bice; two step grandchildren, Melanie Price and Derek Baggett; one great-grandchild, Tyler Riddle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Carrie Mae Koon; her husband, Earnest Rowland; a sister, Virginia Rowland; and a son-in-law, Frank Killebrew.

Pallbearers will be George Rowland, Charlie Rowland, Ronny Rowland, Jerry Rowland, Nelson Koon, Bobby Michael and Billy Blankenship.

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

 

NADINE ROWSEY

CORINTH   Nadine Rowsey 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Longwood Manor in Booneville. She was born Nov. 1, 1913, to Walter Cleveland and Alice Bell Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glen Jones officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery near Rienzi.

Survivors include two sisters, Alice Mae Huddleston of Booneville and Sybil Smith of Columbia, S. C.; two brothers, Lee Earl Smith of Monk, S. C.; and Cleveland Smith of Rienzi; six nieces; 10 nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Grant Rowsey; her parents; a brother, Norman Smith; and a sister. Irma Robbins.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

 

 

MILTON FRANK RUBEL JR.

Milton Frank Rubel Jr., 62, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn. Services are set for 1:30 p.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home's Poplar Chapel.

As a grandson of noted entrepreneur Abe Rubel, who ran the successful Abe Rubel and Company department store, he grew up in the Jackson Street residence now known as the Rubel Home and owned by First Baptist Church. The home will be 100 years old next year.

Rubel was educated in Corinth schools, where he was an active band member who played tuba and graduated in 1959. He was an active Boy Scout who earned the Eagle rank and traveled to Europe for an international scouting jamboree.

"Traveling was a definite love of his," said his sister, Sandra Rubel Holberg, of Mobile, Ala., who was married at the Rubel Home.

He attended college at the University of North Alabama earning a business degree and was then commissioner into the U. S. Army, reaching the rank of second lieutenant He was stationed it Wurzburg, Germany, and was later honorably discharged.

"After that, he started managing a Sears store and later became a store owner in Blytheville, Ark.," said Holberg.

He retired after 25 year, with Sears and became Paul Harris Fellow of the Ro tary Club in Blytheville.

Holberg said her brothel had many friends in Corinth.

Many remember his father, Milton Frank Rubel Sr., a haberdasher, for his green thumb.

"Our father raised flower; there for 50 years," said Holberg. "He was very well known in the flower world."

The senior Rubel frequently gave away flowers and always had a visitor out in the yard, she said.

Immediate survivors of Rubel include one child, a daughter, Leigh Ann Rubel Ryan of Memphis.

 

 

NELLIE RUE HUNKAPLLLAR RUMMAGE

Nellie Rue Hunkaplllar Rummage, 75, of Booneville, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at her home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 28. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Local survivors include a brother, Hoyt Hunkapillar of Marietta; and two sisters, Lorraine Bums and Charlene Houston, both of Booneville.

 

DOVIE R. RUNIONS

BOONEVILLE - Dovie R. Runions, 84, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at her nephew's home in Memphis after a long illness. She was a seamstress and a member of the Fairview Church of God. She enjoyed doing good for others.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Marshall Tennison officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Estell Ivey of West Point; three nieces, Lorene Tennison of Tishomingo, Mary Harper of Greensboro, N.C., and Linda Ivey of Jackson; four nephews, Robert Hatley of Memphis, Tony Runions and Terry Runions of Little Rock, Ark., and Danny Ivey of West Point.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James W. and Mary Lizzie Runions; a sister, Dorothy Hatley; and four brothers, R.B. Runions, Senville "Chick" Runions, James Runions and Franklin Runions.

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

 

BETTY RUPLE

Services Held For Betty Ruple

Betty Marie Ruple, 72, died Friday, September 6, 1996, at her daughter's home in Okolona. She was a native of Mississippi, a retired employee of Winfield Manufacturing Company after 21 years and a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Ruple, in May 1996.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Church of Christ with Richard Rogers officiating. Burial was in Lindsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont charge of the arrangement.

Survivors include two daughers, Judy Wells of Belmont and Rita Box of Okalona; one son, David Ruple of Dennis; one sister, Amye Harsch of Memphis; three brothers, Charles Crane of Belmont, Gene Crane of Iuka and Johnny Crane of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tommy Crane, Bruce Crane, Julian Washington, Eddie Oaks, Steven Ashley and Dwight Ruple.

 

JAMES MILTON RUSHING

James Milton Rushing, 83, of Iuka, MS, died August 24, 2003 at Munster Med-Inn in Munster, IN. He was born on June 12, 1920, in Paden, MS. He was a retired equipment op­erator from American Steel Foundries in Hammond, IN. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII, having served from 1941-1945 and from 1947­1949, and was a member of the VFW Post #3029 of Hammond, IN and the DAV Hammond Chapter #17.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2003 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka, MS with Bro. Steve Corbett officiating.

Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Maggie Rushing; three brothers, Ker­mit, Herman and Leslie Rush­ing; and three sisters, Thelma Jones, Melba Mounts, and Maurine Johnson.

Survivors include one brother, Arlon Rushing of Iuka; two sisters, Merle LeBlanc, of luka and Montrey Roundtree, of Monet, MO.

 

KERMIT L. RUSHING SR.

Services Held For Kemit Rushing Sr.

Kermit L. Rushing Sr., 85, died Wednesday, November 15, 1995, at his residence in Florence, Alabama. He was a native of Prentiss County, Mississippi, and the son of the late George L. and Mary M. Rushing. He was a retired Pharmacist and graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 1939. He operated Rushing Drug Company in luka for many years as well as owning and operating Rushing Dairy in Iuka. He also operated a drug store in Hazelhurst, Miss., and then retired from his drug store at the FourLane Shopping Center in Florence, Ala. While living in Iuka, he served on the Tishomingo County Board of Education and was involved in other community and civic activities. He was a member of the Florence United Methodist Church in Florence, Ala.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Herman Rushing and Leslie Rushing, and a sister, Thelma James.

Services were held Saturday, November 18, 1995, at Elkins Funeral Home East in Center Star, Ala., with the Rev. Hughey Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Florence.

Survivors include his wife, Quay Strickland Rushing of Killen, Ala.; one daughter, Martha Rushing Barrett and her husband, Frank, of Mendenhall, Miss.; one son, Kermit Rushing Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Killen, Ala.; four sisters, Melba Mounts of Corinth, Maureen Johnson of Laurel, Montrey Rountree of Republic, Mo., and Merle LeBlanc of Iuka; two brothers A.L. Rushing of Iuka and Milton Rushing of Hammond Ind., five grandchildren Dr. David Rushing of Huntsville, Ala., Lee , Rushing of Atlanta, Ga., Andy Barrett and Amy Hill, both of Mendenhall, Miss., and Dr. John Barrett of Keams Canyon, Ariz.;

Pallbearers were Dr. David Rushing, Lee Rushing, Andy Barrett, Earl Dinges, Lewis Frederick, Bounce Kent and Frank Burns.

 

LIZA RUSHING

TISHOMINGO - Liza Quay Rushing, 85, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at the Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. She was a retired cosmetologist and a member of the Tishomingo Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tishomingo Baptist Church with Dr. Billy Burge and Bro. Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery. Ludlam's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Juanita Massey of'Memphis; two brothers, Henry Wilemon of Tishomingo and Filmer Wilemon of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Ravelle Hudson of San Augustine, Fla., and lone Dilsaver of Battle Creek, Mich.; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Rushing, and a daughter, Laverne Kennedy.

Pallbearers will be Nelyn Houston, Many Massey, Claude Light, Claude Wilemon, J. P. Wilemon and Reed McNatt.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Tishomingo Baptist Church.

 

MARIA-ODILIA RUSHING

Maria-Odilia Rushing, 70, of Carmichael, CA, died on March 19, 2004. Maria was the beloved mother of Jean-Pierre Rushing Maria graduated with degrees in French, Home Economics, English, and Art Studio. She proudly completed her degree in Art Studio in three quarters from the University of California, Davis. She taught English and English Literature for 24 years prior to her retirement. She also volunteered her time to Hadassha, where she served as Vice President to the Programming and Financial Secretary. Early in her career she was a seamstress for Christian Dior in France. Throughout her life, she traveled to and lived in 19 different countries.

Survivors include her loving son, Jean-Pierre Rushing, of Carmichael, who is also the son of Warner Rushing of Santa Rosa, CA, and the grandson of of Arlon Rushing and the late Quay Rushing of Iuka. She is also survived by family in the Iuka area. Additional survivors include Marc and Prosper Odilia.

Services were held on Sunday, March 21 at Lombard and Company in Sacramento, CA. Burial was in the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.

 

ONA LEE RUSHING

MEMPHIS - Ona Lee "Shine" Rushing, 72, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the Kirby Pines Estates in Memphis after a long illness. She was an executive secretary to J.S. Hardin of Hardin's Sysco Corp. of Memphis. She was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Elder Benny Burchapr and Elder Gene Thomas officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Lessarie Turner of Cordova, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elder J.M. and Dee Hendrix Bullard, and two sisters, Zetha Daugs and Earline Landry.

Visitation will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

 

 

QUAY TIMBES RUSHING

IUKA  - Quay Timbes Rushing, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Prentiss County. She was a retired employee of the Tishomingo County Hospital and a member of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church. She was a charter member of the Chief Tishomingo Chapter of the Daughters at the American Revolution.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Tim Cannon and Bro. Dean Timbes officiating. Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Arlon L. Rushing of Iuka; two daughters, Barbara Sweeney of Iuka and Brenda Bobbins of Birmingham, Ala.; two sons, Warner Rushing of Santa Rosa, Call., and Gene Rushing of Lafayette, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Rush Sweeney, Brad Sweeney, John Rushing, Margaret Ann Rushing, Kris Rushing, Robin Rushing, Adam Rushing, Nicole Rushing and Jill Malone; two great grandchildren, Ofivia Malone and Brittany Rushing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Levi Timbes; four brothers, Ed Timbers, Garland Timbes, Cullen Timbes and Will Timbes; two sisters, Nola Boothe and Berton Umphress; and a grandson, Stevie Rushing Carson.

Pallbearers will be Cotton Wade, Jack Sims, Sherrell Umphress, Charles Edward Timbes, Morris Timbes, James Boothe, Ronnie Timbes and Dean Timbes.

 

SYLVIA RUSHING

FLORENCE, Ala. - Sylvia Eve Williams Rushing, 57, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at the Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital. She was born July 14, 1946, in Booneville to Glenn and Mary Williams. She graduated from Burnsville High School in 1964 and earned a home economics degree from Mississippi State College for Women in 1968. She later taught school in Mis­sissippi, Indiana, Maryland, Delaware, Georgia , California and Illinois. She re­tired with her husband in 1999 to Flo­rence, Ala. She was a member of Killen Church of Christ. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolu­tion and also pursued a longtime pas­sionate interest in genealogy.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in luka with Mr. Stan Dean officiating. Buri­al will be in the Burnsville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Travis Rushing of Florence, Ala.; her father, Glenn B. Williams of luka; one son, J. Taylor Rushing of Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Dale Williams of luka.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Amanda Catherine Rushing; and her mother, Mary Williams.

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

Memorials may be made to the Amer­ican Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.

 

CAROLYN RUSSELL

CORINTH - Carolyn Sue Russell, 71, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Rosewood Health Care in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Corinth. She was a member of Waldron Street Christian Church. She enjoyed baking cakes for others.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Nancy R. Johnson and husband, Dr. Gary Johnson, of Tupelo; three nieces, Stacy, Lauren and Leslie Johnson of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Burleigh and Clara Benham Russell.

Visitation will follow the services Thursday.

 

BUDDY RUSSELL

PADEN - Denmon "Buddy" Russell, 64, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at the Tishomingo Living Center. He was a native of Tishomingo County. He was a logger and a rock layer, and he worked on the Tenn-Tom Waterway. He served in the National Guard for 13 years. He attended Mt. Pleasant Church. He enjoyed fishing, dancing and watching T.V.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Palestine Church at Paden with Bro. Waldo Nichols and Bro. Billy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Edith Russell of Paden; two sons, Donnie Russell of Paden and Ronnie Russell and wife, Desiree, of Golden; a brother, John Russell of Arkansas; a sister, Jimmie Eaton of Iuka; four grandchildren, Sarah Russell, Molly Russell, Anna Russell and Mykaela Russell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elson and Earnestine Russell; a daughter, Melissa Wright; and a brother, Julius Russell.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Wright, Randy Mock, Dale Gann, Jimmy Gann, Jacob Hill, Terry Wood, Danny Taylor, Ed Whitfield and John Mark Russell.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the church.

 

DRAMER RUSSELL

IUKA - Dramer Russell, 81, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at her home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Louie Williams officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Hansel Russell of Iuka; a son, Ernie Russell and wife, Jane, of Iuka; four daughters, Bertha Davis and husband, Mike, Lydia Linton and husband, Jerry, Gail Russell and Doris Garrett, all of Iuka; a brother, T.O. "White" Williams of Iuka; 10 grandchildren, Jamie and wife, Trisha, Tony, Bill and Doris Garrett, Jeremy, Jonathan and Josh Linton, Erica Russell, Cammy Cannon and husband, Titus, and Loretta Bonds.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas L. and Lucy Williams; three children, Bobby Ray Russell, Martha Elizabeth Russell and Oran Clayton Russell; five brothers, Elbert, Fred "Doc," Luther, Doyle and Olen "Coot" Williams; three sisters, Pearl Pruitt, Gertie Barnes and Bessie Deaton; and a stepgrandchild, Stevie Wayne Alsup.

 

HAILEY MICHELLE RUTHERFORD

IUKA - Hailey Michelle Rutherford, six weeks, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rutledge-Salem Cemetery with Bro. William Lambert officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Larry Jr. and Tiffany Rutherford of Iuka; her grandparents, Sara Rutherford of Iuka and James and Barbara Provenzano of Daytona Beach, Fla.; her great-grandmothers, Shirley Deyoung and Victoria Rutherford, both of Iuka; one brother, Christopher Provenzano of Iuka; three aunts, Shanna Green and Jennifer Nicely, both of Iuka, and Beth Thomason of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one great-aunt, Kathy Morgan of Iuka; four uncles, Michael Wolfgang, Phillip Thomason, Romaine Southward and Michael Pittman, all of Iuka.

Pallbearers will be William Lambert, Elvis Allred, Phillip Thompson and Michael Pittman.

Memorials may be made to the American SIDS Institute, www.sids.org.

 

HERBERT L. "PREACHER" RUSSELL

CORINTH - Herbert L. "Preacher" Russell, 75, died Saturday at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Fla. He was a former employee, of Magnolia Hosiery Mills and a member of the East Corinth Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mary "Leola" Russell of Corinth; two daughters, Shirley Ulmer of Orlando, Fla., and Anita Cokes of Titusville, Fla.; three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Source: Tupelo Daily Journal March 9, 1991

 

JIM RUSSELL

BOONEVILLE - James "Jim" Russell, 83, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after a long illness. He was a member of the Mt. Olive Church of God in Jesus. He was the husband of the late Vema Stevens Russell.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roy Joshlin, Bro. Danny Stites and Bro. Donald Boren officiating. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Katie Stites, Frances Pettigo and Deborah Wilkerson, all of Booneville; five sons, Jimmy Russell, Bobby Russell, Jerry Russell and Terry Russell, all of Booneville, and Eddie Russell of Rienzi; a sister, Maxine Tackett of Booneville; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Sunday.

 

JESSIE C. RUSSELL

Jessie C. Russell, 72, of Traceway Manor, Tupelo, died Monday, Sept. 23, 1985, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services will be, Thursday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. at McPeters Chapel in Corinth with the Revs. Paul Daniel and Bo Mills officiating, Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Mr. Russell was a retired office manager of Weaver Pants Company in Corinth. He was member of Christ United Methodist Church in Booneville.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Harrison of Montgomery, Ala.; one son, Roger Russell of Booneville; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Dale Shelton of Winona; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

KATHY RUSSELL

CORINTH - Kathy Bobo Russell, 50, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at her home. She was a Holiness preacher for the past 20 years and a member of By Faith Holiness Church. She enjoyed attending church and telling people about the Lord. She loved her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Staton Rorie will officiate, and the Rev. Larry Vandiver will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Juliette Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Bill Russell of Corinth; a sister, Patty Bobo Gurley of Rienzi; two nieces, Shawna Gurley, and Ashley Gurley Ozbirn and husband, Brian, all of Rienzi; a great-nephew, Zachary Ozbirn; a great-niece, Chasity Marie Ozbirn; three brothers-in-law, the Rev. Bob Russell and wife, Dawn, Roger Russell and Ronnie Russell; four sisters-in-law, Glenda Gray and husband, Robert, Nelda Kelly and husband, Paul, Connie Hendley, and Sue Mitchell and husband, William.

She was preceded in death by her father, R.C. Bobo; her mother, Virgie Marie Prince Sills; a sister-in-law, Lydia "Sonny" Livingston; her father-in-law, Manning Russell; and her mother-in-law, Ruth Russell.

Pallbearers will be the Rev. Steve Findley, the Rev. Jimmy Jones, Jamie Jones, Brian Ozbirn, Kerry Rorie, Ronnie Russell, Ronnie Bobo and the Rev. Scott McLemore.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary Ozbirn, Billy Jones and the Rev. J.C. Killough.

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

 

KENNETH RUSSELL

BOONEVILLE - Kenneth Ray Russell, 46, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital as the result of an automobile accident. He was born Nov. 20, 1953, in Russellville, Ala., to Raymond Franklin Russell arid Eula Mae Tate Russell. He was a carpenter and a minister of the Apostolic Church He enjoyed hunting, fishing and participating in mission trips. He was fun loving and was known as the family clown.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeff Jones and Bro. Roy Grady officiating Burial will be in Lindsay Cemetery in Dennis.

Survivors include his wife, Cecelia Clayton Russell; one daughter, Robin Collum and her husband, Jeremy, of Cherokee, Ala; one son, Matthew Russell of Red Bay, Ala.; one sister, Carol Armstrong and her husband, Thomas, of Red Bay; his twin granddaughters, Haylie and Baylis Collum; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Tate, Danny Stites, Bobby Russell, Bobby Joe Pace, Mike Lovell and Edward McCoy

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

 

 

MARY SPARKS RUSSELL

Mary Sparks Russell, 53, died Feb. 26, 2001 at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. She was a member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church in Malvern, Ark., where she resided. Mrs. Russell was an artist and a former resident of Iuka.

Services were Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

There will be another memorial service in Malvern at a later date.

Survivors include her husband, John Russell, Malvern, Ark.; her parents, M. C. (Jack) and Mary Laura Sparks, of Iuka; one son, John Mark and Kim Russell of Iuka; one sister, Margaret Sparks Sand, of Clinton, MS; one granddaughter, Carley Stewart, of Iuka, MS.

Pallbearers were Donnie Russell, Brad Passmore, Cliff Passmore Randy South, Tim Gaines, Raines Russell, Joel Sparks and Ricky Cummings.

Honorary pallbearer was Keith Strickland

 

NANNIE LOU RUSSELL (November 1970)

Mrs. Nannie Guin Russell, 87, died at the Baldwyn Medical Unit at 6:30 p.m. Sunday after an extended illness.

She was the widow of V.T. Russell who died in 1957 and was a member of the Gilmore Chapel Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Kirkville Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.  The Rev. Roland Hyde and Rev. Kermit Brann will officiate.  Waters Funeral Home is in charge.

She leaves three daughters, Mrs. C.A. Houston, Mrs.. Ruble Ryan, both of Baldwyn and Mrs. Grace Gist of St. Louis, Mo.; six sons, Herman Russell of Lulu, Rawden Russell of Baldwyn, Ruble Russell of Zion, IL, Kenneth Russell of Kenosha, Wisc., Chalmus Russell of Baldwyn and dixie Claude Russell of Guntown; one sister, Mrs. Shaler Walker of Marietta; one brother, Earl Guin of Marietta; 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. 
The body will be at Waters Chapel until time for services.

 

RAWDEN RUSSELL

BALDWYN - Rawden Russell, 88, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at the home place in Saltillo. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a member of Ozark Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Lynn Fair and Bro. Joe Caraway officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Luna Spigner Russell of Baldwyn; one son, Lanny Russell and wife, Peggy, of Baldwyn; one son-in-law, Thomas Hassell and wife, Sandra, of Baldwyn; two sisters, Irene Ryan and husband, Jr., of Marietta, and Mona Houston of Baldwyn; four grandchildren, Pam Trantham and husband, Ray, Chuck Hassell and wife, Tami, Brandon Russell and Adam Russell; six great-grandchildren, Regina Trantham, Rena Trantham, Rusty Hassell, Jamie Hassell, Taylor Hassell and Ruthie Hassell; a host of friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Veto and Nannie Guin Russell; one daughter, Ruth Russell Hassell; two sisters, Grace Gist and Syble Lytal; five brothers, Dick Russell, H.A. Russell, Ruble Hassell, Chalmers Russell and Kenneth Russell.

Pallbearers will be John Houston, John Houston Jr., Ricky Barnes, Tony Barnes, Joe Lollar, Doug Kitchens, Jerry Barnes and Sam Gist.

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

 

VERNA RUSSELL

BOONEVILLE - Verna Stevens Russell, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at her home after an extended illness. She was a member of the Church of God and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by one brother, Otte Stevens.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenny Russell and Bro. Roy Joshlin officiating. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James Russell; three daughters, Frances Pettigo, Deborah Hopkins and Katie Stites, all of Booneville: five sons, Jimmy Russell, Bobby Russell, Jerry Russell, Terry Russell and Eddie Russell. all of Booneville; three sisters, Irene Prater and Dorothy Lambed, both of Booneville and Donna Sue Mormon of Moss Point, 27 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren.

 

VETO T. RUSSELL

V. T. Russell, landowner and retired farmer of the Pratts Community, died at his home Friday, at 8:45 p.m., November 8, 1957.  He was 80.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kirkville Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery with Waters Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Russell had resided at Kirkville all of his life except for the past three years at Pratts.  He was a member of Gilmore Chapel Methodist Church.

He leave his wife, Mrs. Nannie Guin Russell; three daughters, Mrs. Sam Gist of St. Louis, MO, Mrs. Ruble Ryan and Mrs. C. A. Houston, Jr., both of Baldwyn; six sons, Herman Russell of Lulu, Ruble Russell of Pascagoula, Chalmas Russell of Abeline, TX, D. C. Russell of Fulton, Kenneth Russell of Kenosha, Wisc., and Rawdon Russell of Baldwyn,; a sister, Mrs. Annie Cockrell of Fulton; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren."

 

 

BILL RUTHERFORD

BALDWYN  - William P. "Bill" Rutherford, 75, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at his home after a long illness. He was a retired employee of the Mississippi Department of Transportation and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Baldwyn. He was in avid hunter and enjoyed the Outdoors. He was a veteran of Word War I and the Korean Conflict serving in the Army as master sergeant. He was also a Navy veteran

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Corley officiating. Burial will De in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Katherine Earlene Lann Rutherford of Baldwyn; one daughter, Barbara Ann Grissom of Tupelo; his mother, Clara Rutherford of Guntown; three sisters, Julia Garner of Fulton, Martha Swann of Guntown and Carolyn Bowman of Bloomington, Ind.; one brother, Jim Rutherford of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Walter "Scooter' Simpson of Baldwyn and Karen Grissom Mahaffey of Randolph.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Jasper Rutherford; a sister, Beverly Davis; a brother, Bob Rutherford; and a son in law, Jim Grissom.

Pallbearers will be Hal Swann, Eric Underwood, Brad Vuncannon Mark Roberts, Bill Rutherford and Brad Martin.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Coffee Crew at Phillips 66 Truckstop.

 

BOBBY JOE RUTHERFORD

WALNUT - Bobby Joe Rutherford, 62, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at his home. He was a mechanic and a member of Hatchie Chapel Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Hatchie Chapel with Bro. Donald Crum and Bro. Floyd Crum officiating. Burial will be in Hatchie Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Rutherford of Walnut; three sons, Casey Rutherford, Tracy Russell and Stacy Russell, all of Corinth; three daughters, Gracie Hopkins and Lacy Crum of Walnut, and Kathy Pace of Corinth; three brothers, L.C. Rutherford, James Rutherford and Johnny Lee Rutherford, all of Corinth; four sisters, Nona May Mullins, Faye Dixon, Nina McAlister and Ray Pittman, all of Corinth; nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Zona Rutherford, and a brother, Olen Rutherford.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Rutherford, Dustin Gifford, Randall Pittman, Allen Parker, Mike Parker, Rodney Bass and Timothy Hopkins.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church.

 

BOON B. RUTHERFORD

B. B. Rutherford Rites Held On Tuesday

Services for Boon B. Rutherford; retired farmer of the Oak Hill community, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. John Dugard and Joe Crawford officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Waters Funeral Home in charge. He was 81.

Mr. Rutherford died at 9:00 p.m. Sunday in Caldwell Memorial Hospital after an illness of two weeks. He was a Baptist.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bessie Rutherford; two sons, Lindsey Rutherford of Baldwyn, and Ides Rutherford of Booneville; a daughter, Mrs. John Risen of Jackson; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Source: Booneville Banner Independent, 1964

 

CLARA RUTHERFORD

GUNTOWN  - Mary Clara Patton Rutherford, 98, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at the North MISSISSIPPI Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was a retired LPN. She did private duty nursing in Lee and Prentiss County. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Cedar Hill Homemakers Club and the RCDC, North Lee Retired Fellowship and Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro Tim Green and Bro. William Speck offal ailing. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

            Survivors include three daughters, Julia Garner of Fulton, Martha Swann of Guntown and Carolyn Bowman of Bloomington, Ind.; one son, Jim Rutherford of Tupelo, two sisters, Mary Kale O'Shields of Tupelo, and Arca Parker of Guntown, one stepsister, Anne Mae Pitts of Merdian; 18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband. Will Rutherford; two soils, Bill Rutherford end Bob R Rutherford, one daughter, Beverly Davis three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Hal Swanm, Larry Swann, Don Bowman Jr., Tynal Davis, Bill Rutherford, Bob Rutherford, James Rutherford and Robert Rutherford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Fund.

 

GLEE RUTHERFORD

RIPLEY - James Glee Rutherford, 66, died Sunday, March 5, 1995, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He served in education for 37 ˝ years as a coach, guidance counselor, assistant principal and county superintendent of education. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ripley, where he was a deacon. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the Northeast Mississippi Community College Board and the Mississippi Coon Hunters Association. He was a past alderman of the City of Ripley and a veteran of the Korean War. He was involved in many charities. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the National Rifle Association and an active member of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Ripley with Bro. J. P. Kirkland officiating and Bro. Bill Harden assisting. Burial will be in the Little Hope Cemetery near Falkner. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Goodwin Rutherford of Ripley; one daughter, Tammy Sharplin of Ripley; his father, Lucian Glee Ruther- ford of Falkner; four sisters, Frankie Gaillard of Falkner, Edna Miller of Bartlett, Tenn., Oleta Butler of New Albany and Kay Shelton of Tupelo; three brothers, Don Rutherford of Ashland, Ohio, Orville Rutherford of Huron, Ohio and Lee Rutherford of Greenbrug, Ark.; one grandchild, Summer Sharplin of Ripley. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margarett Bryant Ruther- ford, his sister, Lucille Mometta and his brother, Troy Rutherford. Pallbearers will be Jack Harris, Joe McMillin, Joe Childers, Slim Helium’s, J. L. Holliday and Dr. Charles Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be the Northeast Mississippi Community College Board, C. H. Elliott, Bobby Martin and his First Baptist Church Sunday School class

 

LARRY W. RUTHERFORD

IUKA - Larry W. Rutherford, 52, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a retired painter. He was an artist who enjoyed painting pictures of cars and houses.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Del Blackman officiating. Burial will be in Rutledge Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Rutherford of Iuka; his mother, Victoria Rutherford of Iuka; a son, Larry Rutherford Jr. of Iuka; a daughter, Shanna Green of Iuka; a brother, Harold Rutherford of Iuka; a sister, Linda Bolton of Fort Walton, Fla.; three grandchildren, Christopher Provenzano, Keisha Green and Haley Michelle Rutherford.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Rutherford, and a brother, James Rutherford.

Pallbearers will be William Lambert, Darren McKee, Lee Dillard, Michael Wolfgang, Michael Pittman, Eddie Thorne, Romain Southward and Byran McQueen.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

WILLIAM H. RUTHERFORD

William Holland Rutherford Jr., born May 14, 1927, deceased July 25, 2004, passed last Sunday at Mt. view Nursing Home in El Paso after a short, but aggressive illness. Mr. Rutherford was a long time El Paso resident, born in luka. He was in the U.S. Navy during WWII (after lying about his age to join at 16) then switched to the U. S. Army in time for the Korean and Vietnam wars. Retired from the U.S. Military in 1971 after 27 1/2 years of service as a Command Sergeant Major. He served El Paso County as a Patrol Sergeant with the Sheriff's Department for seven years before becoming the Chief of Police for the (men) newly incorporated Horizon City, TX and fully retiring after another 10 years of service.

Mr. Rutherford is preceded in death by one brother, Carroll E. of Searcy, AR.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Marie of Memphis, TN; three brothers, Richard L. of Memphis, Joseph D. of Nesbit, MS and John B. of Hernando, MS; a sister, Diane of Jonesboro, AR; sons, William H. III of Huntsville, AL and Dennis W. of Clarksville. TN; three

Amherst, OH; grandchildren, Tracy A. Trix M., Dennis W. Jr., William H. IV, Ray C., Percy, Brian, Josef, Jimmy, Lorinda A., Michelle L., Michael E. and Korine A.; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kevin Jr., Meagan, Alex, Ramsey, Anthony, Bailey, Ryan, Sophia, Hendrick, Ashley, Alex, Emily, Kayla, Savannah, Cheyanne R. and Jordyn A.

Mr. Rutherford was a member of El Maida Shrine Temple and the John T. Bean Masonic Lodge 1333 and is a Charter & Life member of the VFW Post 10354 in Horizon City and a member of the American Legion Post 0593 in Horizon City. Mr. Rutherford is also a member of both the Lion's and Kiwanis Club of Horizon City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Rutherford's memory to the "Oz Glaze Senior Citizens Center" 13969, Veny Webb Horizon City, where he served as volunteer director until his illness.

Chapel services were at Martin Funeral Home on Friday, July 30th. Burial was at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Police.

LARRY W. RUTHERFORD

IUKA - Larry W. Rutherford, 52, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a retired painter. He was an artist who enjoyed painting pictures of cars and houses.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Del Blackman officiating. Burial will be in Rutledge Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Rutherford of Iuka; his mother, Victoria Rutherford of Iuka; a son, Larry Rutherford Jr. of Iuka; a daughter, Shanna Green of Iuka; a brother, Harold Rutherford of Iuka; a sister, Linda Bolton of Fort Walton, Fla.; three grandchildren, Christopher Provenzano, Keisha Green and Haley Michelle Rutherford.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Rutherford, and a brother, James Rutherford.

Pallbearers will be William Lambert, Darren McKee, Lee Dillard, Michael Wolfgang, Michael Pittman, Eddie Thorne, Romain Southward and Byran McQueen.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

WILLIAM H. RUTHERFORD

William Holland Rutherford Jr., born May 14, 1927, deceased July 25, 2004, passed last Sunday at Mt. view Nursing Home in El Paso after a short, but aggressive illness. Mr. Rutherford was a long time El Paso resident, born in luka. He was in the U.S. Navy during WWII (after lying about his age to join at 16) then switched to the U. S. Army in time for the Korean and Vietnam wars. Retired from the U.S. Military in 1971 after 27 1/2 years of service as a Command Sergeant Major. He served El Paso County as a Patrol Sergeant with the Sheriff's Department for seven years before becoming the Chief of Police for the (men) newly incorporated Horizon City, TX and fully retiring after another 10 years of service.

Mr. Rutherford is preceded in death by one brother, Carroll E. of Searcy, AR.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Marie of Memphis, TN; three brothers, Richard L. of Memphis, Joseph D. of Nesbit, MS and John B. of Hernando, MS; a sister, Diane of Jonesboro, AR; sons, William H. III of Huntsville, AL and Dennis W. of Clarksville. TN; three

Amherst, OH; grandchildren, Tracy A. Trix M., Dennis W. Jr., William H. IV, Ray C., Percy, Brian, Josef, Jimmy, Lorinda A., Michelle L., Michael E. and Korine A.; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kevin Jr., Meagan, Alex, Ramsey, Anthony, Bailey, Ryan, Sophia, Hendrick, Ashley, Alex, Emily, Kayla, Savannah, Cheyanne R. and Jordyn A.

Mr. Rutherford was a member of El Maida Shrine Temple and the John T. Bean Masonic Lodge 1333 and is a Charter & Life member of the VFW Post 10354 in Horizon City and a member of the American Legion Post 0593 in Horizon City. Mr. Rutherford is also a member of both the Lion's and Kiwanis Club of Horizon City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Rutherford's memory to the "Oz Glaze Senior Citizens Center" 13969, Veny Webb Horizon City, where he served as volunteer director until his illness.

Chapel services were at Martin Funeral Home on Friday, July 30th. Burial was at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Police.

 

BOBBY RUTLEDGE

BOONEVILLE Bobby Joel Rutledge, 59, died Friday, July 21, 2000 at The Med in Memphis from the results of injuries sustained in at accident at home He was a Pentecostal. He enjoyed talking on CB at "California Kid." He was an auto body repairman. He was preceded in death by his father, Hiram Rutledge.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monde at McMillan Funeral Home Chap with Bro. Frankie Martin and Bro. Doug Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. .

Survivors include his wife, Job Cole Rutledge; three daughters Lacey Rutledge and her fiance. Marty Pounds, and Michele Rich and her husband, Frankie, all of Booneville and Vicky Roach and her husband Joe, of Conyers, Ga.; one son, Cram Rutledge of the home; his mother, Francis Rutledge of Millington, Tenn.; one sister, Betty Perry of Apple Valley, Calif.; two brothers, Jim Rutledge of Brea, Calif., and Mike Rutledge of Paradise. Calif., two grandsons, Taylor and Jack', Roach; several nieces and nephew

Pallbearers will be his CB friends.

Visitation will be from 10 am today until service time Monday.

 

SUE RUTLEDGE

RIENZI - Sue Farris Rutledge, 64, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Tate Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Don Rutledge of Rienzi; two daughters, Karen McKinley of Germantown, Tenn., and Laura Drury of Canton, N. Y.; three stepdaughters, Melinda Hamlin and Deborah Jackson, both of Rienzi, and Denise Tweddle of Corinth; one brother, Rueben Taylor of Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her former husbands, Roger Wood and Dr. T. V. Farris; and her parents, Rueben and Marguerite Taylor.

Memorials may be made to the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Germantown, TN.

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

 

ETHEL RUTLAND

Funeral Services For Ethel Rutland

Ethel Rutland, 99, died Friday, September 6, 1996, at her home in Iuka. She was a longtime resident of Colbert County, AL., before moving to Iuka. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cherokee Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Cherokee Church of Christ with George Key officiating. Burial will be in the Cherokee Cemetery. Grayson's Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two foster daughters, Vivian R. Jasper of Iuka and Nellie M. Walters of Port Arthur, TX; one foster son, Charles E. Rutland of Blytheville, AR.; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

 

 

JANE RUTLEDGE

Jane Tutor Rutledge, 70, of Booneville, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Oxford after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Rutledge was retired chairperson of the business department at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville.

She is survived by her husband, W. T. Rutledge; two daughters, Leah Shollenberger and her husband, Jim, of Oxford, and Melanie Epperson and her husband, Michael, of Memphis; one adopted daughter, Tina Long of Memphis; and one granddaughter, Tia Mapes of New York City.

Pallbearers were Dr. Jeff Johnson, Merril Cartwright, Bill Caver, Billy Hopkins, Ricky Bishop and Connie Drown.

 

A.C. RYAN

IUKA - A.C. Ryan, 79, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was formerly employed by TVA and Joe Wheeler Dam. He later was elected supervisor in Tishomingo County's 3rd District and served for 20 years. He was president of the Tishomingo County Board of Supervisors for several years. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Iuka Lodge No. 94 F&AM. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Dan Minton officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Danny Ryan, Ricky Ryan and Tim Ryan, all of Iuka; a daughter, Shelia Wilson of White House, Tenn.; a brother, J.W. Southward of Tishomingo; a sister, Louise Brantley of Meridian; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and Lalla Ryan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dimple Ryan; and his parents, Arthur Ryan and Mae Ryan Davenport.

Pallbearers will be Chris Ryan, Ronnie Ryan, Butch Wilson, Richard Wilson, Paul Ryan, Neil Ryan, Keith Ryan and Steve Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Lomenick, Leslie Cox, Judd Brumley, Charlie Spearman and Eddie Woodruff.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta GA 30368-2454 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis TN 38148-0552.

 

ANNIE LOU RYAN

Annie Lou Ryan 72, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at her home in Hopewell community after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dennis Gentry and Bro. Danny Short officiating. Graveside vices were held at the Victory Independent Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Ryan had worked for Blue Bell for 12 yearn. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She was a member of the Victory Independent Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, George Holland Ryan Booneville; three children, George Gany Ryan and his wife, Patsy, of Nettle- ton, Sheila Ann Rakestraw of Tupelo and Debbie Kay Tithe and her husband, Don, of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Missy Rakestraw McKinney her husband, Joe, of Verona, Vicki Rakestraw Browning and her husband, William, of New Albany, Christopher Wayne Rakestraw of Tupelo, Keith Ryan and his wife, Christy, of Baneville, Heath Matthew Ryan his wife, Ashley. of Cape Giradeau, Mo., Gregory Allen Tittle and Shonica Nichole Tittle both of Booneville; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Joseph Hannon Hooper and his wile, Francis, of Gasden, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen Walton and Clauda Ostilla Hooper two sisters, Bernice Michaels and Edra Mae Castleberry; brothers, William Roland Hooper, Claudie Lee Hooper and Horace Allen Hooper.

Pallbearers were Keith Ryan, Heath Ryan, Joe MeKinney, Richey Arnold, Chris Rakestraw, Greg Tittle, William Browning and Mike Mink Annie Ryan

 

EARNEST K. RYAN SR.

BOONEVILLE - Earnest K. Ryan Sr., 87, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after an extended illness. He had been a foreman in bridge construction in Florida for many years. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the American Legion and the DAV. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, taking part in the Normandy invasion and battles in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. D. Edge officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Danice Ryan of Booneville; one sister, Eveleyn Fugitt and her husband, Boyd, of Booneville; one brother, Charles Ryan and his wife, Stella, of Montrose, Colo.; two grandchildren, Kenneth Ryan and his wife, Anne Marie, of the U. S. Navy, and Kimela Savage and her husband, Robert, of Clearwater, Fla.; four nieces, Tami Fugitt Berrios, Carolyn Crouse, Yvonne McChesney and Susan Bryars; two nephews, Dusty Ryan and Charles Ryan; a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Welborn Ryan; his parents, Charles Thomas and Lizzie Boren Ryan; one son, Kenneth Ryan; one sister, Violet Carter; and four brothers, James, Allen, Edgar and Clovis Ryan.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Windham, Robert Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Jimmy Hughes, Tom Ohrem, J. C. Rogers and James Horn.

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

 

 

ERNEST KENNETH RYAN

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Ernest Kenneth Ryan, Jr., 43, died Monday at his residence after a brief illness. He was a former truck driver, a construction worker, a veteran of the Vietnam War and a former resident of Booneville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Danice Wallace Ryan of St. Petersburg; one daughter, Kimela Ryan of the home; one son, Ken Ryan of Jacksonville, Fla.; his father, Ernest K. Ryan, Sr. of Clearwater, Fla.

 

 

JAMES T. RYAN

WHEELER - James T. Ryan, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and employee of Deviney Construction Co., a member of Wheeler Methodist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Services were Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with the Rev. Robert McCoy and the Rev. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his nephew and caregiver, the Rev. Robert McCoy, and his wife, Reba, of Mooreville; two sisters, Evelyn Fugitt and her husband, Boyd, and Violet Carter and her husband, Alonzo, both of Booneville; two brothers, Ernest Ryan of Booneville, and Charles T. Ryan and his wife, Stella, of Montrose, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Ruth Hopper McCoy of Wheeler; several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Hopper Ryan, and three brothers, Alien Ryan, Edgar Ryan and Clovis "Curly" Ryan.

Pallbearers were Terry McCoy, Jerry McCoy, Tim Horton, Ronnie McCoy, Gregg Cook and Barry Cook.

 

 

PAMELA D. RYAN

BALDWYN - Pamela D. Ryan, 45, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a former employee of the City of Baldwyn and a teacher at Baldwyn Middle School for more than 10 years. She attended the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.

Services were Monday, Sept 30, 2002, Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dean Warren officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Steve Ryan of Baldwyn; a daughter, Kylee Ryan of Baldwyn; a son, Gabe Ryan of Baldwyn; her parents, James and Shirley Dickerson; two sisters, Kim Lewis and her husband, Stan, of White Hall, Ark., and Amy Pulliam of Collierville, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Larry Ryan and his wife, Tammy, of Baldwyn; three nieces, Courtney Roberts, Cayce Ryan and Leigh Lewis; three nephews, Chip Ryan, Jay Lewis and Chase Pulliam; her grandmother, Opal D. Stevens of Tupelo; special friends, Ellen Prentice, Donna Brown, Missy Nelson, Sylvia Thomas, Susan Phillips and Melba Gamble.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cecil Stevens, and L. C., and Florence Dickerson; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Aileen and Horace Ryan.

Pallbearers were Terry Nelson, Art Prentice, Eddie Brown, Jackie Thomas, Larry Gann and Shawn Mathis.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Dillinger, Mike Gray, Gregg Tucker, Jeff Palmer, the Baldwyn School staff and all the Baldwyn Middle School teachers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pam Ryan Scholarship Fund in care of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Baldwyn.

 

 

SHIRLEY RYAN

Shirley Garvin Ryan, 64, of Booneville, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at her home after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scott Witcher officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Mrs. Ryan was a housewife and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her father, Hayden Garvin; and one brother, Jerry Garvin.

She is survived by her mother, Christine Garvin of Kenosha, Wis.; three daughters, Teresa Greene and her husband, Jimmy, Tammy Whatley and Rhonda Horn, all of Booneville; one son, Randy Ryan and his wife, Tammi, of Saltillo; three brothers, Joe Garvin of Zion, Ill., Ronnie Garvin of Tripoli, Wis., and Gerald Garvin of Kenosha, Wis.; and nun grandchildren.

 

 

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