VIOLA SEILER SMALL

CORINTH - Viola Seiler Small, 86, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the Whitfield Nursing Home. She was an active member of Harper Road Christian Church and attended Waldron Street Christian Church in years past. She was a Sunday school teacher and a choir member. During her working years she was a school traffic control officer and a receptionist at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She enjoyed catering to the needs of others.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Ron Medlock and Bro. Ted Avant officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Don W. Seiler and wife, Jerrie, of Corinth, and David Russell Seiler and wife, Donna, of McKinney, Texas; a daughter, Linda Seiler Edwards and husband, Frank, of Jackson; three brothers, Jack Springer and wife, Elizabeth, of Kelseyville, Calif., Ralph Springer of Morris Chapel, Tenn., and Richard Springer and wife, Myrtis, of Arcadia, La.; a sister-in-law, Nena Leeth Seiler; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Elizabeth King Springer; her husbands, William A. "Bill" Seiler Sr. and Lawrence C. Small; a son, William A. "Bill" Seiler Jr.; two brothers, Charles Springer and David Russell Springer; and a sister, Juanita Benson.

Pallbearers will be Don Seiler Jr., William A. Seiler III, Daniel Seiler, Adam Seiler, Patrick Seiler and Jay Edwards.

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

Memorials may be made to Mid-South Christian College, 3097 Knight Road, Memphis, TN.

 

MARY SMALLWOOD

Mae Lou "Mary" Smallwood, 87, of Booneville, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at Wolf Creek M. B. Church with the Rev. L. A. Springfield officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Agnew and Son Funeral Home of Baldwyn was in charge of arrangements.

She was a member of Wolf Creek M. B. Church. She lived 40 years in Houston, Texas.

She is survived by four sons, Chris Smallwood of Baldwyn, Kenneth Robertson of Austin, Texas and Perry Smallwood and John Duncan, both of Houston,

Texas; three sisters, Ruby Peoples, Genevieve Peoples and Hattie Thompson, all of Booneville; a brother, William Peoples of Booneville; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; an aunt, Mary Burress of Booneville; two nieces, Martha Burton and her husband, Guy, of Toledo, Ohio, and Barbara Anderson and her husband, Darnell, of Houston, Texas; two cousins, Etherline Bell and Lucille Agnew, both of Booneville; a special sister-inlaw, Martha Gains; and a special friend, Mary Boult of Houston, Texas.

 

 

REV. HENRY SMART

JUMPERTOWN - Rev. Henry Clifford Smart, 81, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville after an extended illness. He was born July 31, 1918, in Prentiss County to the late Henry and Annie Lou Michael Smart. He was a retired Baptist minister, having pastored for more than 40 years in Prentiss and Tippah Counties. He had been a dairy farmer and merchant. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by one-daughter-in-law, Janice Morris Smart; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joe C. and Delia Green.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Walker and Bro. J. C. Prather officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Rubye Green Smart, whom he wed July 18, 1936; eight children, Billy Smart, Bobby Smart and his wife, Sharon, Gilford Smart and his wife, Jane, Jerry Smart, Martha Prather and her husband, J. C., Mary Sue Perrigo and her husband, Jacky, Lynn Corbin and her husband, Freddie, and Anita Turner and her husband, Tommy, all of Booneville; 12 grandchildren, Lori Smart Taylor and her husband, Mark, of Baldwyn, Bret Prather and his wife, Stella, of Little Rock, Bart Prather and Brandi Smart of Starkville, Charlie Smart and his wife, Rhonda, of Tupelo, Lonnie Smart, Justin Perrigo, Coy Perrigo, Holly Corbin, Annie Corbin, Bric Turner and Mariah Turner, all of Booneville; two great-grandchildren, Jana Taylor and Adam Taylor, of Baldwyn; one brother, Howard Smart and his wife, Ona Mae, of Booneville; one sister, Charlene Barker and her husband, Harmon, of Lebanon, Tenn.; a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Charlie and Lonnie Smart, Justin and Coy Perrigo; Bart and Bret Prather, Brie Turner and Mark Taylor.

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

 

 

MARY FLORENCE SMART

BOONEVILLE - Mary Florence Smart, 93, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was a member of Jumpertown Methodist Church and the widow of Frank Smart. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Jumpertown Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert McCoy, the Rev. Charles McGill and the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Fay Wells and her husband, Buddy, of Jumpertown, and Fannie Sue Smart of House Springs, Me.: two granddaughters, Monti Sue Palter and her husband. Ken. and Jeannean Wells, all of Jumpertown two great grandchildren Bart and Bret Patten; two great nieces, Mary Elizabeth Rice and Betty Jo Davis; two great nephews, Jimmy Doyle Wren and Freddie Davis: a special friend, Carol Brown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Barton and Fannie English Eaton; a brother, Plato Eaton; and a sister, Betty Myrtle Suntan.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.

 

BESSIE SMETAK

CORINTH - Bessie Reynolds Smetak, 69, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 7 p.m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home Family Chapel with Bro. Marvin Fulbright officiating. Burial will be in the Pineville, La. National Cemetery.

Survivors include her nieces, Sharon Sanders of Corinth, Julie Fulbright of Union, S.C., Mary Jane Bonnett of Marksville, La., Beatrice Engolls of Alexandria, La., Linda Lassinge and Virginia Kendrick, both of Jena, La.; her nephews, Jimmy Engolls of Tullos and Ernest Engolls of Union, S.C.; one great-niece, Michelle McKim of Corinth; one great-nephew, Troy Martin; her special friend, James Lee Witmer of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Laddie J. Smetak; her parents, Coley and Annice Dryden Reynolds; two sisters, Missouri Kennard and Mary Engolls; two brothers, Dosie Lee Reynolds and R.C. Reynolds.

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

 

ALLIE SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Allie Mae Sanford Smith, 99, died Friday, Dec. 29, 1995, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Mackey's Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

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

Survivors include one daughter, Emily Rutherford of Booneville; two sons, Julius Smith of Booneville and Randal Smith of Mayfield, Ky., one brother, Clyde Sanford of Bremer, Ala.; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grand- children, one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred W. Smith, and a son, Andrew Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the cancer or "heart fund.

 

ALMUTH A. SMITH

Almuth A. Smith Dies Suddenly

Almuth A. Smith of Ripley, Rt. 2, died suddenly Tuesday at his home. He was a native of Tippah County and a construction worker with Worsham Brothers in Corinth. He was 49.

Services were held Wednesday afternoon at Chapman Church of Christ with Bro. Wade officiating. Burial was in Criswell Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Aline Davis Smith; two sons, Derrell Smith of Booneville and Redgie Smith of Ripley; a daughter, Mrs. Preston Holliday of Ripley; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Hatcher o f Lucedale, Mrs. Kate Mathis of Walnut and Mrs. Lolavan Mauney of Ripley and five grandchildren.

            Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – 1964

 

ARCHIE SMITH

Archie Smith, 81 of Cherokee Alabama died Friday May 4, 2001 at the Shoals Hospital. He was a 70 year member of the Mhoontown Untied Methodist Church. Mr. Smith was a construction carpenter and was employed by TVA and the Tennessee/Tombigbee Waterway. He was an Army veteran of WWII, having served in the Philippines and Australia. He loved his family deeply; and loved God's gracious gift of nature. He was especially fond of animals.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Nona Smith, a brother; Billy Smith

Survivors include, wife Ruby Brown Smith, of Cherokee AL a brother, Roy Smith, of Cherokee AL a sister Salana Bendall, of Cherokee AL 3 nephews John Smith and his wife Mary, of Cherokee AL, Larry Smith, of Orlando FL, Roy Smith, Jr. of Cherokee AL, 2 nieces, Peggy Bush and her husband Steve of Orlando FL Betty Smelser and her husband C. W. of Tuscumbia AL, 4 great-nieces and numerous other relatives and friends.

Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Visitation will be at 5 - 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Cutshall Funeral Home

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bruce Palmer and Rev. Kirk Minors will officiate.

Interment will be in the Snowdown Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mhoontown Cemetery Fund 3975 N. Pike, Cherokee, AL 35616

 

ARLIS SMITH

Arlis Leon Smith, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at the Helen Keller Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Itawamba County to John Burton and Mackie Marks Smith. He was retired from Fansteel Inc. in North Chicago, Ill., and was employed at Piggly Wiggly in Red Bay, Ala., for 12 years. He was a member of New Union Church and the American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Coye Marbutt and Bro. Robert Isaacs officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Gola Fay Smith of Red Bay; a daughter, Charlotte Treadway and husband, Gene, of Athens, Ala.; a son, Carlton Smith and wife, Wanda, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; a sister, Virginia Higginbottom of Golden; a brother, Doyle Smith of Zion, Ill.; five grandsons, Keith Smith and wife, Alcie, Joseph Smith and wife, Andrea, Michael Smith, Jonathan Smith, and Jeffrey Treadway; five greatgrandchildren, Hailcy Smith, Bryan Smith, Ethan Smith, Chase Smith and Logan Treadway.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers were Keith Smith, Joseph Smith, Micahel Smith, Jonathan Smith, Jeffrey Treadway and Chris Higginbottom.

 

ARTHUR Z. SMITH

Rites held For Arthur Z. Smith Held Tuesday

Monday, June 29, 1964 he was a member of one of Prentiss oldest families. Mr. Smith passed away in Memphis Methodist Hospital after two weeks. He was in failing health for the several years.

He was born April 1, 1881 in Hope Community. He was the youngest son of the late Smith and Sarah Ann Holley one of nine children; for sons and five daughters. His grandparents were the late Smith and Eleanor Patrick and maternal grandparents was George Holley and Mary Jane Holley. Both families are respected pioneer in the community in which they reared their family.

Mr. Smith, affection as "Uncle Arthur" “PaPa” by many nieces, nephews and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends-both young old in the New Hope He was a good friend and respected neighbors. He live in Booneville the past years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Irene Smith; two sons, Jim Smith of Memphis, Tenn. and (can read name) Smith of Murray, Ky.; four grandchildren, Jack Owens, of Memphis, Mrs. Hessie Olive, Sean., Mrs. Quteau Howell of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Anita Booneville, several grand and great grandchildren. Also, survived by three Pearl Smith, Booneville, Lana S. Taylor, McMinnville, Ala, A Mrs. Gustava S. Sims, of Texas.

Services were conducted in Funeral Home, Tues. at 2 p.m. by Bro. Bullard. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers were nephews.

 

AUDREY SMITH

Audrey Bunch Smith, 79, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at the Cedars Health Center after a lengthy illness. An Itawamba County native, she was born Jan. 19, 1924, to the late John F. and Carrie E. Fleming Pace. She was raised in Itawamba County, had lived a good while in West Memphis, Ark., and had lived most of her life in Tupelo. She was a retired seamstress and had worked with several area garment manufacturers. She also sewed for the public for many years. She was a member of the House of Prayer Pentecostal Church. Her hobbies included fishing and shopping. Her first husband, Calvin Bunch, preceded her in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Tim Barber officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 13 years, Rev. James DeWayne Smith of Tupelo; one son, Sammy "Jr." Bunch of Tupelo; one grandchild, Melissa Leathers of Baldwyn; two great-grandchildren, Candace and Shane Gordon; four sisters-in-law, Louise Thomas and her husband, James, of Baldwyn, Virginia Watts of Pontotoc, Sue Lollar and her husband, Ray, of Cullman, Ala., and Estelle Jackson and her husband, Homer, of Saltillo.

One sister, Charlene Grissom, preceded her in death.

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

 

BARBARA ANN SMITH

CORINTH - Barbara Ann Smith, 64, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. A native of Corinth, she was born Jan. 21, 1939, to the late Russell Wood and Lois Wood Dean. She was a 1957 graduate of Corinth High School, where she received many awards. She held the title "Miss Corinth" in 1957 and participated in the Miss Mississippi Pageant. She attended UNA University. She was a former accountant with Moore and Gray, and a secretary for the South Corinth Elementary School. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Hand Bell Choir and United Methodist Women, a volunteer for the Amen Food Pantry, a former member of the Administrative Board and youth coordinator. She was a former member of the Human Resource Board. She enjoyed music and traveling.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Roy McAlilly and the Rev. Frank Burton officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Sammy Smith of Corinth; three sons, Jim Smith of Collierville, Tenn., Jerry Smith of Corinth and Ben Smith of Shawnee, Kan.; four grandchildren, Faith and Mary Ann Smith, Brandon Smith and Jenny Pace.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bill Smith.

Pallbearers will be David Harbin, W.D. Smith, John Floyd, Donnie Cregeen, Bill Dalton, and Tim Hodges.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dee Dee Smith, Ben Cregeen, Jack Whitten and Joe Coleman.

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

Memorials may be made to the Music Ministry or the Amen Food Pantry of the First United Methodist Church, 901 N. Fillmore St., Corinth MS 38834.

 

BEATRICE SMITH

CORINTH - Beatrice Parker Smith, 84, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a homemaker, and a devoted moth­er and wife. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Earnest Ed­ward Smith, on Sept. 22, 2003.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Coleman-Family Chapel in Corinth with Wayne Isbell officiating. Burial will be in Fraley's Chapel Cemetery in Alcorn Coun­ty.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Lee Smith of Corinth, Thomas Ray Smith and wife, Shirley, of Corinth, and Bobby Wayne Smith of Dalton, Ga.; three broth­ers, Otis Parker of Memphis, and Robert Parker and James Parker, both of Corinth; two sisters, Mary Robbins of Adamsville, Tenn., and Sandra Bowen of Corinth; 10 grandchildren; 20 great­grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her father, Charley Parker; her mother, Prency Parker; and a son, Rickey Smith.

Pallbearers will be Donald Smith Jr., Shane Parker, Lynn Newbourn, Billy Thomas, John Boren and Edwin Wiggins.

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

 

BETTY RUTH SMITH

GLEN - Betty Ruth Smith, 65, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed working puzzles, playing games and attending church. She loved everyone and enjoyed giving hugs.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with Bro. James Marks and Charlie Browning officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Minnie Borden Smith of Glen; a brother, Johnny Smith and wife, Pam, of Corinth; four sisters, Dwindlon Baswell of Glen, Lillie Bell Milam of Corinth, Dorothy Seltzer and husband, Arthur, of Acton, Tenn., and Annette Sappington and husband, Jessie, of Glen; two uncles, Major Lawrence Smith of Glen and John Borden of Corinth; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Isaac "Andrew" Smith; a brother, Jimmy Smith; a nephew, Gerald Smith; and two brothers-in-law, Caril Baswell and James Milam.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

BOBBY GENE SMITH

CORINTH - Bobby Gene Smith, 63, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at his residence in Corinth. He was a Pentecostal and a U.S. Army veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a truck driver for 42 years. He was with Holmes Transports. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed driving his truck.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in the Gentry Chapel Church Cemetery in Middleton, Tenn., with Military Honors.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Smith of Corinth; two daughters, Stephanie Smith Johnson and husband, Steven, of Corinth and Dana Maxwell of Burnsville; one brother, Danny Kyle and wife, Mitzi, of Corinth; two sisters, Earlene Hinton of Kingston Springs, Tenn., and Lynn Bingham and husband, Jimmy, of Corinth; his grandchildren, Zachary Johnson and Jana Maxwell; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was precede in death by his father, Marvin S. Smith; his mother, Ruby Gladys Kyle; his step-father, Hubert Kyle; his brother-in-law, Stanley Wayne "Buddy" Hinton.

Pallbearers will be Earl Thomas, David Rixie, Smokey McGuyer, James Glidewell, Stanley Couples and Randy Black.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from noon until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

BOBBY SMITH

CORINTH - Bobby Wayne Smith, 60, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of the National Guard for several years. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Billy Joe Young officiating. Burial will be in Mars Hill Cemetery in Leapwood, Tenn.

Survivors include a son, Randy W. Smith of Corinth; his wife, Nancy Smith of Corinth; two grandchildren, Cody Smith and Jacob Smith; two sisters, Mildred Brown of Luffin, Texas, and Faye Page and husband, Paul, of Bath Springs, Tenn.; two nieces, Barbara Jo Wharton and Betty Jean Melton, both of Henderson, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie G. Smith, and his mother, Memphy Ola Cottner Smith.

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

 

BRIAN SCOTT SMITH

CRUMP, Tenn. - Brian Scott Smith, 38, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at the Jackson Madison General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He was formerly of the Hill's Chapel community of Prentiss County. He was a member of the Gaston Baptist Church and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. A Civil War enthusiast and avid Ole Miss fan, he enjoyed all sports and debating politics. The love of his life was his little niece, Emma Grace Stewart.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Chapel of Memories, Hwy. 72 E. location (old Oakland Church). Bro. Steve Corbett will officiate. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Laurence of Crump, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith of Tupelo; two brothers, Greg Smith of Booneville and Matthew Smith of Oxford; two sisters, Karen Rushing and husband, Taylor, of Beech Bluff, Tenn., and Lara Laurence of San Marcus, Texas; nieces and nephews, Bobbie Rushing, Brandon J. Rushing, Brandi Stewart, Emma Grace Stewart, and Cade and Caleb Smith.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Amos and Forest Sparks Melton, and Elton and Amalie Barker Smith; and an aunt, Sue Melton Mason.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home (new location).

 

CECIL D. SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Cecil D. Smith, 72, died Thursday as the result of an automobile accident. He was a retired teacher, farmer, merchant and a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earnest "Pete" McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Attar Line Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Ward Smith: four daughters. Deana Smith, Lane Smith. Lee Ann Smith, and Sarah Smith Cummings, all of Booneville: one son. Chris Smith of Tupelo; one brother, Hartwell Smith of Killen, Ala.

 

CHARLES EDWARD SMITH

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Charles Edward Smith, 73, of Augusta, Ga., died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, He was a native of Booneville and had been a resident of Augusta since 1959. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 26 years of service and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was the owner and founder of Charles Smith Realty. He was a member and past president of American Legion Post 178 and a member of American Legion Post 205. He was a member of the August Board of Realtors.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Mary Lou Bullard officiating. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Kuniko K. Smith; two daughters, Diane Carney and her husband, Ralph, and Sheila Atkins and her husband, Mark, all of Hephzibah, Ga.; one son, Kenneth Smith and his wife, Mary Louise, of Hephzibah, Ga.; his mother, Maggie Lambert Smith of Booneville; one sister, Ileene Riddle of Booneville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Smith; and a sister, Ethelene Kelly.

Visitation will be fro m 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

CHARLIE SMITH

CORINTH - Charlie Archie Smith, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at his res­idence. He was a retired barber and a member of the Tishomingo Chapel Bap­tist Church in Alcorn County.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Coleman Family Chapel with Bro. Lynn Prather and Bro. Victor Ward offici­ating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, R.E. Smith and his wife, Janet, of Corinth; one sis­ter, Christine Bain and her husband, Mil­ton, of Corinth; one brother, Grady Smith and his wife, Louise, of Bolivar, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Lisa Fluty and her husband, Mark, of Auburn Town, Tenn., and Tina Goodloe of Smyrna, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jeremy England of Auburn Town, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Ruth Smith; his parents, Kelcy and ruby Smith; two brothers, R.C. Smith and Hardie Alvis Smith; and one sister, Irene Crumby.

Pallbearers will be the Adult Sunday School Class of Tishomingo Chapel Bap­tist Church.

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

 

CHESTER SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Chester Randall Smith, 90, diet Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at hi: home after a long illness. He was member of Hills Chapel Church o Christ and a retired carpenter. HE enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Kenneth Orick officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden.

Survivors include his wife of 70 yeas, Verlin McCarley Smith; one son, Randall Smith, and his wife Betty, of Booneville-, four grandchildren, Sandra Bethay and her husband, Larry, Michael Smith, Deborah Griffin and her husband John, and Dwana Smith White an her husband, Shun; three great-grandchildren, Came-Beth Melanie and Curt Griffin.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday

 

 

CHRISTINE SMITH

Christine Kelley Smith, 84, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J. C. Prather officiating. Burial was, in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Booneville First Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was the widow of Aaron Smith.

She is survived by two nephews, Victor Kelly and his wife, Trenny, of Thaxton, and Boyd Kelly of Hurricane; three great-nieces and great-nephews, Nicole Kent, Brook Kelly and Reid Kelly.

Pallbearers were Herschel Morgan, Ewell Brown, Earl Millsaps, Hubert McDaniel, Allen Norton and Ralph Caver.

 

CLAUDIE E. SMITH

CORINTH - Claudie E. Smith, 79, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. She was a lifelong resident of Corinth and a member of Holly Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Virginia Ann Feazell officiating. Burial will be in Holly Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, J.T. Smith of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Gladys Smith of Corinth; a niece, Jeanette Brown of Samson, Ala.; a nephew, Edward J. Wilson Jr. of Palm Harbor, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Smith and Dovie Gray Smith; two brothers, Brady Smith and Wenifred Smith; and a sister, Audrey Wilson.

Visitation will continue from 1 p.m. to service time today.

 

CLARA SMITH

Clara Smith, 92, of Booneville, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at her home after a brief illness.

Services were Thursday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. W. C. Alexander officiating. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was retired from Prentiss Manufacturing Company. She was a member of Crossroads Methodist Church where she had played the organ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jodie Smith; her parents, Frank and Nola Geno; two sisters, Margaret Padgett and Maudie Windham; and one brother, Hubert Geno.

She is survived by one daughter, Mamie Ward of Booneville; two sons, Hollis Smith of Kosciusko and J. A. Smith of Jonesboro, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Archie Smith, Franklin Windham, Glen Green, Rick Grisham, Jacob Fulper and Henry Lawson. Honorary pallbearers were Tucker Bridges and Bobby Gene Michael.

 

CLARICE SMITH

GOLDEN - Clarice Kathleen Smith, 61, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at her home. She was born July 3, 1942, in California. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. L. D. Blevins and Bro. Charles Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Teddy Smith of Golden; two sisters, Ruth Brown and Darlene Griffin of Blythe, Calif.; two brothers, Earley Ray Miller and George Clayton of Blythe, Calif.; her mother-in-law, Clara Smith of Red Bay, Ala.; an aunt, Velma Harden of Red Bay; a special sister-in-law, Frances Harbin of Red Bay; a special cousin, Geneva Harden of Red Bay.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

CLAYTUS SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Claytus H. Smith, 77, died Saturday, August 19, 1995, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a retired carpenter and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member and deacon at Piney Grove Baptist Church and a Mason. He was the widower of Mary Edith Holder Smith.

Services will be at 5 p.m. Monday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dexter Wilemon officiating. Burial will be in the Holder Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Laqueta Calvary of Corinth; two sisters, Ara Bobo of Burnsville and Leister Jourdan of Iuka; one brother, Cloyce Smith of Booneville; three grandchildren, Cam Calvary, Tamra Briggs and Chandra McVey, all of Corinth; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

CLOYCE P. SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Cloyce P. Smith, 79, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Landmark Nursing and Rehab in Booneville after a long illness. He was a bricklayer and a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the Airborne. He was a member of the VFW.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lenarse Stricklen and Bro. Steve Corbett officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Leta Kay Grimes and husband, Doyle, of Thrasher, and Rita Pat Leveque of Memphis; a son, Mickey R. Smith and wife, Janet, of Booneville; a sister, Leister Jourdan of Iuka; six grandchildren, Darla McCoy, Charley Grimes, Vickie Smith, Casey Smith, Chuck Leveque and Jordan Leveque; two great-grandchildren, Carley McCoy and Jon Ashton Grimes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn L. Smith; his parents, Charlie and Ruth Smith; a sister, Ara Bobo; and a brother, Claytus Smith.

Pallbearers will be Paul Wade Sparks, Cecil Beck, Joseph Johnson, Billy Trimble, Clythus Bobo and Carl Bullard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Johnson, Ray W. Henderson and fellow VFW members.

Visitation will be until service time today.

 

COTTON SMITH

BALDWYN - Richard David "Cotton" Smith, 36, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at the Alcorn Care Inn in Corinth after a long illness. He was a Baptist and worked in auto service.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bra. Jim Spain officiating Burial will be in Emmanuel Pentecostal Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Betty and James Harris of Blytheville , Ark.; four brothers, Jamie Harris and Tm Harris, both of Cooper, Mo., and Scott Harris and Tony Harris, bath of Blytheville, Ark., one aunt, Jeanette Underwood of Fulton; four uncles, Jimmy Smith of Baldwyn, Lloyd Smith of Oxford, Ala,, Jerry Smith of Wyattville, S. C., and Bobby Smith of Mooreville; four nieces; three nephews.

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

 

COURTNEY LANE SMITH AND BRITTANY NICOLE SMITH

CORINTH - Courtney Lane Smith and Brittany Nicole Smith, infant daughters of Thomas and Christy Haynie Smith of Corinth, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1994, at the Magnolia Hospital.

Graveside services will be at Clear Creek Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include their parents; their grandparents, Jimmy and Sharon Haynie, and Douglas and Mildred Smith all of Corinth; their great-grandparents, Howard and Ione Brown of Corinth.

 

COURTNEY SMITH

BALDWYN - Courtney Lynn Smith, 3, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, in the Pratts community. She was the daughter of Rockey and Melissa Smith of Baldwyn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Campbelltown Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents; a brother, William Guy Smith of Baldwyn; her grandparents, Gloria Stone, Diana Long and Ralph Sanders of Baldwyn; aunts and uncles, Jimmy and Tresa "Tess" Moore of Guntown, Trista Stivala and Tina Lewis of Baldwyn, Brent Long and Martin Long of Baldwyn, and Michael Long of Greenville; cousins, Austin, Colby, Clayton and Hannah; special friends, Mike and Sue McCloud.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Guy Franklin "Buddy" Smith and Charles William "Bill" Long.

Pallbearers will be Will Brown, Gabe Ryan, Matthew Sandlin and Shannon Hogue.

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

 

CULLEN SMITH

Cullen Smith was killed while traveling from Booneville to a point in South Carolina to take charge of the hunting dogs for a shooting party he was to meet at his destination. So far as we can learn there was no one present when the incident of his death occurred. The body was found near the track one leg was crushed and a bad wound about the head. He was accompanied by his wife whom he had left in the ladies coach and gone into the smoker and it is supposed that he got out at the station to look at a broken down engine, and was struck by a fast train that was passing the stattion. He was not missed from the train for some time after his train had left the station. His remains were intered at Wheeler last Sunday.

The Plaindealer joins the many friends this sad hour of sorrow. He was the son of Mr. Fred P. ft Smith and was about 22 years of age.

Prentiss Plaindealer November 26, 1908

Submitted by Ruby Rorie

 

DANA CHRISTINE SMITH

Dana Christine Smith, 31, of the Pisgah community, died Tuesday, March 31, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville as the result of an auto accident.

Services were Thursday, Apr. 2, at l p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Frank Millender officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was employed with England Corsair in Booneville. She loved raising dalmations.

She is survived by her husband, Jackie Smith of the Pisgah community; one son, Crude Lee Smith of the home; her parents, Randy and Jackie Downs of Rienzi and Danny Maness of Dyersburg, Tenn.; her father in law and mother in law, N. C. and Evelyn Smith of Rienzi: her brother, Koda Downs of Rienzi; her grandparents. Marvin and Sue Maness, of Bradford, Tenn., Virginia Maness of Trenton, Tenn., and Oneda Downs of Rienzi; her brother in law, Kenneth "Monk" Smith; her sister in law, Jane Gilley and her husband. Jerry.

Pallbearers were Chad Potts, Tommy Palmer, Jim Weatherbee, Charles Settlemires, Rocky Perrigo and Anthony Eaton.

Honorary pallbearers were Chad Ballard, Bryan Ballard and Pat Down.

 

DEXTER SMITH

CORINTH - Dexter Deward Smith, 51, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004. He was born June 1, 1952, to Verlon and Letra Wiginton Smith. He was employed by Kimberly Clark in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Kendrick Baptist Church, the Alcorn Central Boosters and the Fire Brigade at Kimberly Clark.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Nall officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include his mother, Letra Smith of Corinth; one son, Derek Smith and his wife, Brandy, of Corinth; one daughter, Shelley Mask and Rodney, of Corinth; two brothers, Dennis Smith and David Smith, both of Corinth; five sisters, Diane Jones, Doris Thompson, Deborah Sipes and Darlene Jackson, all of Corinth, and Donna Lowe of Jackson, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Riley Mask, John Daniel Mask and Ella Mask.

He was preceded in death by his father, Verlon Smith.

Pallbearers will be Randy Allen, Mike Childers, Tracy Shipman, Roger Wiginton, Leland Smith and Jimmy Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be the Kimberly Clark maintenance department.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alcorn Central Boosters Club Football Program.

 

EARNEST SMITH

CORINTH - Earnest Edward Smith, 90, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a retired factory worker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Coleman-Family Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Allen Milam officiating. Burial will be in Fraley's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Parker of Corinth; three sons, Donald Lee Smith, and Thomas Ray Smith and wife, Shirley, all of Corinth, and Bobby Wayne Smith of Dalton, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Smith; and his parents, Jessie James Smith and Earl Lucivey Smith.

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

 

EARNEST ODELL "OTRALL" SMITH

Earnest Odell "Otrall" Smith, 76, of Baldwyn, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at his home after a long illness.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 16. Burial was in Shady Hill Cemetery near Savannah, TN.

Local survivors include his wife, Harweda Warrem Smith of Baldwyn; three stepsons, Jerry Warren of Marietta, and Danny Warren and Gayle Warren, both of Baldwyn

 

EUGENE SMITH

RI LEY - Eugene Smith, 80, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at the Tippah County Hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Mississippi. He was a retired logger and a Baptist.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Smith Herman and her husband, Michael, of Dumas; two stepdaughters, Hazel Eaton of Ripley and Gail Spencer of Tiplersville; a son, Jackie Smith of Ripley; two stepsons, Cecil Winkles and Larry Winkles of Ripley: three sisters, Irene Lauderman of Bridgeport, Wash., Joyce White of Blytheville, Ark., and Lois Durham of Laceys Spring, Ala.; two brothers, George Smith of Chickasha, Okla., and Frank Smith of Conway, Ark.; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter. Janice Reed; two sons, Harvey Smith and Eugene Smith Jr.; his parents, Sam Carl Smith and Velma McMillian Smith; two sisters; and five brothers.

Pallbearers will be Robby Herman, Bobby Herman, Sonny Reed, Jimmy Eaton, T.J. Groves, Jason Ginn and Jonathan Reed.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

 

EUGENE "GENE" SMITH

Eugene "Gene" Smith, 87, of Counce, Tenn., died Nov. 22, 2002, at Hardin County Nursing Home.

Services were held on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Home in Savannah, Tenn. Burial was in White Sulphur Cemetery in Pickwick, Tenn.

Mr. Smith was retired from Southern Railroad and was a barber.

He is survived by his wife, Grace P. Smith of Counce, Tenn. and his step-mother, Lizzie Smith of Thrasher.

 

EUGENE PORTER (GENE) SMITH

Eugene Porter (Gene) Smith, 56, of Burleson, Texas, a former resident of Prentiss County, died July 10, 1985, in a Fort Worth hospital.

He was the son of the late Newton and Ruby Smith of the New Hope community.

He was a factory representative for home component machinery. He was president of the Wood Dale Community Association, a charter member of the Happy Hills Farm Children's Home and a member of the Lumbermens' Association and the Home Builders' Association.

He was a member of the Eastland Baptist Church of Fort Worth.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Brown Smith; a son, Michael Eugene Smith of Burleson; two daughters, Patricia A. Key of Joshua and Pamela A. Donnelly of Burleson; a brother, N.H. Smith of Brentwood, Tenn.; and eight granddaughters.

 

EATHER IRENE HORTON SMITH

Eather Irene Horton Smith,, 82, of Booneville, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services will be Thursday, Jan. 11, at 1 l a.m. at McMillan Funeral Horne Chapel with Minister Jim Archer officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was retied from Schweiger. She was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ and the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband, Herman Smith, one daughter, Tressal Lindley of Wadsworth, Ill.; two sisters, Eva Geno and Glenn English, both of Booneville; three brothers, A. J. Horton of Booneville, Thomas Horton of Walnut and Herbert Horton of Gary, Ind.; two grandchildren, Carol Chaffin and Janet Gray, both of Bonneville: and four great-grand

 

EDITH SMITH

Edith Helton Smith, 94, died Tuesday, Sept- 24, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in Tupelo after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Tupelo. She was loved by all who knew her.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Booneville Cemetery with the Rev. Lowell Johnson officiating. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Naomi Smith Barton and her husband, Jim, of Tupelo, and Edie Connelly and her husband, Andrew, of The Woodlands, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. D. Smith; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John William Helton; and a son, Dr. R. V. Lassen Jr.

 

 

ELTON L SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Elton L Smith, 89, died Saturday at his residence after a brief illness. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jay Houston, the Rev. Russell Clouse and the Rev. Eugene Tennison officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Charles Smith of Booneville: one sister, Kate Smith Crabb of Booneville; one brother. Ralph R. Smith of Booneville: four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

FLOYD H. SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Floyd H. Smith, 73, died Saturday, January 27, 1990, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He was a retired pulpwood worker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lee Cole officiating: Burial will be in the New Bethel Cemetery near Booneville.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Barron Smith of Booneville; one, daughter, Geraldine Taylor of Booneville; one son, Marlis "Buck" Smith of Jumpertown; one sister, Lorene Stacy of Blackshear, Ga.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

GARRY SMITH SR.

WALNUT - Garry Dean Smith Sr., 43, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He was born May 27, 1959, in Holland, Mich., to Earl and Shirley Smith. He was a truck driver for many years and a member of the Middleton Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed deer hunting and race cars. He was a man of many talents.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Middleton Pentecostal Church with Bro. Timmy Wilbanks, Bro. David Nabors and Bro. Jerry Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in Southwood Memorial Park in Memphis. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Tonie Shell Smith of Walnut; his parents, Earl and Shirley Smith of Chalybeate; a son, Gary Dean Smith Jr. of Walnut; three daughters, Amanda Tadlock and her husband, Michael, and Tisha Wells and her husband, Glen, all of Byhalia, and Misty Smith of Walnut; two brothers, Johnny Ray Smith of Olive Branch and Phillip Smith of Walnut; a sister, Reba Adcox of Walnut; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Rebecca Shell of Olive Branch; two brothers-in-law, Richard and Billy Shell of Olive Branch; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Wammock and Pamela Henderson of Olive Branch; a nephew, Dewayne Adcox of Walnut; a niece, Juanita Adcox of Walnut; six grandchildren, Michael Tadlock, Alana Wells, Brian Tadlock, Glen Wells III, William D. Tadlock and Joshua Dewayne Wells.

 

GEORGIA SMITH

BURNSVILLE - Georgia Mae Smith, 81, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Burnsville Church of Christ. She had lived in Murfreesboro for the past few years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Lance Foster officiating. Burial will be in Burnsville Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Charles Smith and wife, Pam, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Marguerite Steele of Franklin, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Haven Smith of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Hayden Smith of Memphis; three stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Smith; a sister, Francis Davis; and a brother, Frank Dickerson Jr.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Strickland, Haven Smith, Hayden Smith, James Jones, Richard King, Ottie Smith and Pete Smith.

 

GEORGE W. SMITH

 George W. Smith, 85, of Corinth, MS. died April 8, 2000 at Magnolia Regional Health Center.  He was an Episcopalian. He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Harrison Smith; his mother, Carrie B. Slaugher Smith Quartz; his stepfather, Edward Quartz; his brother, Glenn Harrison Smith, Jr.; and his sister, Bernice Slife.

Mr. Smith is survived by 2 sisters, Thelma M. Vanlandingham and husband Richard of Independence Iowa, and Florence Troxel of Waterloo, Iowa; nieces, Diana Vanlandingham of  New Hampton, Iowa, Joyce Loper and husband Miles of Blythewood, SC; Carol Wright and husband Gary of Independence, IA, Mary Ellen Fowlkes and husband Herbert of Cody, WY; nephews, Dewayne Slife of Winthrop, IA, Bud Slife of Cedar Rapids, IA.; server great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2000 and 9 a.m. until time of Service on Tuesday April 11, 2000.

Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel.  Internment will be in the Valley of the Dogwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Melvin Hancock, John Patterson, Bobby Pittman, Lawrence Richard, Roy Ross, Lee Spight.

 

GERALD WAYNE SMITH

Gerald Wayne Smith, 32, of Corinth, MS. died Monday, February 7, 2000 at Magnolia Regional Health Center.  He was a Baptist and an employee of ITW in the tool and die department.

Mr. Smith is survived by his father Johnny Smith of Corinth, his mother, Laura Braddock Blakney of Glen, Ms.; a son, Gregory Wayne Smith , a daughter, Tori LeAnna Smith, a sister Donna Lee Smith and a grandmother Minnie Pearl Smith, all of Corinth, MS.

Visitation will be start at 6 p.m. Monday, February 7 and will continue until 12 p.m. Wednesday, February 9.  The body will be placed in the church 1 hour prior to his service.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 9 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

 

HARWEDA SMITH

MARIETTA - Harweda Warren Smith, 77, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Marietta and a member of the Marietta Church of Christ. She was the manager of the family trucking bsiness. An avid gardener, she enjoyed flowers and horses, and loved her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Hilda Woodard and husband, Jimmy, of Saltillo, Shirley Gann and husband, Jerry, of Booneville, and Nancy Marshman and husband, Mike, of Douglasville, Ga.; three sons, Jerry Les Warren and wife, Betty, Danny Ray Warren, and William Gayle Warren and wife, Lana, all of Marietta; three stepsons, Jerry Smith of Saraman, Tenn., Neal Smith of Benis, Tenn., and Bud Smith of Jackson, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Kathy Turner of Jackson, Tenn.; a brother, Robert Tynes and wife, Nell, of Huntsville, Ala.; nine grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; two step great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Les Warren; her second husband, Odell Smith; a son, Mike Warren; a grandson, Eddie Woodard; a great-grandson, Jared Gann; four sisters, Blanche Moore, Bernice Moore, Fern Senter and Bonnie Tynes; and a brother, Pat Tynes.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Vaughan Woodard, Brad Woodard, Mark Gann, Bill Warren, Mickey Warren, Trent Warren and Grant Warren.

Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters, Karen Woodard Nissen and Regina Warren Plaxico.

 

HESSIE SMITH

TISHOMINGO - Hessie Smith, 93, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, in Tishomingo. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She enjoyed for and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cullen Smith.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Billy Credille officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Smith and wife, Pearlie, and Bobby Smith and wife, Iniece, all of Tishomingo; a daughter, Mary Ann Davis and husband, Harmon, of Tishomingo; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Harmon Davis, Randy Mock, Jerry Smith, Jessie Smith, Lindsey Smith and Mike Smith.

 

HELEN SMITH

Helen Hester Smith, 92, of Booneville, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, following a brief illness.

Graveside services were Monday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at Booneville Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Wallace officiating. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Oct. 21, 1908, in Booneville, the daughter of James Wallace Hester and Cynthia Usilar Doty Hester. Mrs. Smith was a retired school teacher. She enjoyed genealogy and stamp collecting.

She is survived by a son, Gerald Smith of Beltsville, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death in 1974 by her husband, Cato Lamar Smith.

 

HERSHEL SMITH

RIENZI - Hershel Lee Smith, 56, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Hinkle Holy of Holys Church and an auto mechanic. He enjoyed working and spending time with his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with Bro. Staten Rorie officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Sharon Smith of Rienzi; two daughters, Kelly Smith of Rienzi, and Carol and Roger Russell of Walnut; a son, Joshua Lee and LaChell Smith of Rienzi; two grandchildren, Christopher Evan Russell of Walnut and Anderson Lee Smith of Rienzi; three brothers, Jerry and Sharon Adams, Bill and Judy Adams, and Charlie and Debbie Adams, all of Birmingham; a sister, Dorothy Hobbs of Birmingham; four uncles, Curtis and Sara Smith of Corinth, John Thomas of Rienzi, C.J. and Brenda Smith of Leighton, Ala., and Charlie and Karen Smith of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Nell Smith, and a sister, Jean Denson.

Pallbearres will be Hank Willis, Christopher Smith, Jamie Williams, Mark Morelock, Bill Nunley and Dewayne Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Smith, Charlie Smith and C.J. Smith.

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

 

HERSHEL LEON SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Hershel Leon Smith, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at his home in Booneville. He was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Savannah, Tenn., to James Marion Smith and Zora Mae Wingo Smith, He was retired from the maintenance department at Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was a Baptist He enjoyed bass fishing, flea markets and yard work. He was an avid outdoorsman.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Cecil Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Sturkie and her husband, William E., of West Columbia, S. C.; one son, Walker Smith and his wife, Linda, of Tupelo; two sisters, Shelby Jean Kelly and Inez Milbourne and her husband, Fred, all of Lafayette, Ind.; five grandchildren, Michael Smith, Michelle Cox, Brandon Smith, Denise McCollum and Nathan Chandler; six great-grandchildren; a special "sidekick" niece, Pat Smith; and his special friend of 31 years, Edith McCoy.

Pallbearers will be W. E. "Billy" Sturkie, Michael Smith, Ulas Adams, David Rode, Donus Rode and Gerald Rorie.

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

 

 

HESTLE SMITH

Hestle Herman Smith, 80, of Booneville, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at his residence after a brief illness.

Services were Thursday, Nov. 9, at noon at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Willis officiating. Burial was in the Mormon Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was a member of Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He loved fox hunting, raising chickens, riding his three-wheeler, family gatherings and talking about the "good old days."

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lydia Smith of Booneville; two daughters, Avetta Mooney and Rejetta Moorman, both of Booneville; two sons, Gaylon Smith and Geary Smith, both of Booneville; one sister, Juanita Hoard of Booneville; two brothers, Sylvester Smith of Booneville and Lester Smith of Ackerman; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry Dale Moorman, Buster Jackson, Charles Butler, Robert Strickland, Michael Owens and Tommy Mooney.

 

JO SMITH

BOONEVILLE -- Glenda Jo Smith, 38, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, in an automobile accident, along with her daughter, Carleigh Vick. She was the office manager at Belk's Department Store in Corinth. She attended Gaston Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother and daughter.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her parents, Glen and Jo Ann Smith of Booneville; two sisters, Vicki Stutts and husband, Randy, and Cindi Lovell and husband, Keith, all of Booneville; an aunt and uncle, Maxine and W.E. Thurman of Booneville; a niece, Hollie Breedlove and husband, Brad; two nephews, David Stutts and Austin Lovell.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

INIECE SMITH

TISHOMINGO - Iniece Smith, 60, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was employed at the Genesco Shoe Factory for 25 years. She was a member of Palestine Community Church. She enjoyed cooking, being outdoors and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Danny Young officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Smith of Tishomingo; a son, Jerry R. Smith and husband, Laura, of Tishomingo; a sister, Katie Phifer of Tishomingo; two grandchildren, Brandi Smith and Cody Smith, both of Tishomingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herlin and Flossie Long, and two brothers, Eddie Robinson and Thomas William Long.

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

 

MRS. J. L. SMITH

Death Claims Mrs. J. L. Smith

In the small hours of the night the death angel touched the tired brow of Mrs. J. Smith at her home near Boone flue last Friday night and of the most beloved women in the county passed away. Mrs. Smith was 83 years old, having been born February 5, 1853 near New Hope. Her childhood recollection of the days of the Civil War were vivid and often did her children sit at her knee to hear the stories she could tell of those days, distressing yet an essential part of the history of this part of the South.

Mrs. Smith was Miss Sarah Ann Honey before her marriage to Mr. Smith In 1869. Her husband took her to the house where she began housekeeping, and there she has lived continuously for sixty-seven years. There nine children came to All her hands and mind with their cares and joys and training, and from there one by one she saw them leave to make homes of their own, until only one daughter was left with the aged couple. Then, four years ago, Mr. Smith passed into the beyond.

But life was rich with its re wards. Mrs. Smith enjoyed almost perfect health and her life, said every one of her children live to call her blessed; her neighbors sing of her wonderful home-making accomplishments; and friends glad to be greeted by her smile of welcome.

A few weeks ago Mrs. Smith suffered a fractured hip in a fall, one morning when she was pre paring to attend a community gathering at New Rope and the shock and confinement were too much for her advanced years. She was laid to rest at two o’clock at the New Hope Cemetery last Saturday afternoon.

The nine children, all of whom survive are: M. R. Smith, Shannon, Miss., A. T. Smith, Booneville, Mrs. J. T. Timbes, Tishomingo, Mrs. L. L. McDougal Booneville, Rev. W. L. Smith, Oxford, A. Z. Smith Booneville, Mrs. W. M. Taylor, McMinnville, Tenn., Miss Pearl Smith, Booneville, and Mrs. B. P. Sims, Paris. Texas.

 

 

JAMES SMITH

RIENZI  - Elder James Cleveland "Cleve" Smith 73, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born July 16, 1926, in Alcorn County to the late Walter and Aide Helen Bell Smith, He was a self-employed carpenter and was ordained elder of the Primitive Baptist faith in 1974. He pestered Duck Hill Church in Kosciusko. He participated in the Senior Citizens of Jacinto, where he enjoyed singing. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Sue Smith in 1992; one brother, Noonan Smith, and two sisters, Inna Robbins and Nadine Rowsey.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Kemps Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Edna S. Smith of Rienzi; one daughter, Brenda Cox and her husband, Barry, of Rienzi: five stepdaughters, Edna Roberts of Rienzi, Doris Essary of Kossuth. Christine Seller of Corinth, Virginia Smith of Rienzi and Lisa Druger of Kingwood, Texas; one son, Joseph "Joe" McNair and his wife, Martha, of Glen; two sisters, Alcie Mae Huddleston of Booneville, Syble Smith of Charleston, S. C.; one brother, Lee Earl Smith of Charleston, B. C.: three grandchildren, Marsha Harris, Andrea Harris and Lin McNair; one great grandchild, Trey McNair; 15 step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Harold Graves, Monte Smith, Ed Hardwick, Larmon Searcy, Dewey Bain and David Price.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today.

 

 

JAMES PASKEL SMITH

James Paskel Smith, 78, of San Diego, Calif., died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001.

He was born in Booneville and was a testing engineer. He served as an Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class in the Navy, a Technical Sergeant in the Army and a Captain in the Air Force. He had the distinction of being honorably discharged from the Navy, Army and Air Force. He was an enlisted man who became an officer through the Mustang Program.

He attended the University of Colorado for two years. After proudly serving his country for 20 years, he worked at General Atomics for 20 years. After he retired, Mr. Smith enjoyed traveling, gardening and his work as a museum docent for the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation at MCAS Miramar. He authored, Smith's Unlimited, The Family of Thomas Smith Jr., 18131889.

He is survived by his wife, Ginny; his mother, Zylphia Ann Wood; daughters, Joan Tucker of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Suzanne Townsend of San Diego, Patricia Lamb of Talking Rock, Ga.; sisters, Rachel Broome of Colorado Springs and E. Lee Martin of Pensacola, Fla.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; stepdaughters, Judy Lentz, Beverly Mattson, Yvette McDade; stepson, Mike Chance; and their families.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Smith; father, Wiley P. Smith; and great-grandson, Chad Tucker.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 12:45 p.m. at El Camino Memorial Park, followed by a memorial celebration at 2 p.m. at Fletcher Hills Presbyterian Church. El Camino Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

 

JAMES W. SMITH JR.

TUPELO - James W. Smith Jr., 75, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at the V.A. Nursing Center in Oxford. He was a Baptist and faithfully attended First Christian Church in Tupelo. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

An outstanding basketball player, he graduated from Wheeler High School, attended and played basketball for East Mississippi Jr. College and Northeast Jr. College, where he was Mr. Northeast. After graduating from Mississippi State he taught and coached for 14 years before entering the banking field in 1964. He was a graduate of LSU School of Banking and worked in banks in the Northeast Mississippi region for 30 years, retiring with Trustmark Bank. He was active and served on the board of CDF, was a longtime member and past president of the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Club and many other civic organizations.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Ray Morton and the Rev. Bert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Peggy Barkley Smith; a daughter, Janet Smith Alexander and her husband, Don, of Belden; a step-daughter, Julie Duke Holcomb of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Kimberly Alexander Wyatt and her husband, Matt, of Mantachie, Madison Holcomb and Sydney Holcomb of Tupelo, George Duke and James Duke of Kingwood, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Smith; and stepson, Jeffery Duke.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Riley, Ray Powell, Scott Cochran, David Williams, Tildon Barkley and Sidney Holcomb. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders and Deacons of the First Christian Church, Billy Hughes, Dr. Alex Bibighaus and members of the Luncheon Civitan Club.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Tupelo or a charity of one's choice.

 

JEFF L. SMITH

A New Hope Citizen Dies

Mr. Jeff L. Smith aged 83, a life long citizen of the New Hope community died Sunday after an illness of several days.

Mr. Smith was the son of the late Vincent Smith and wife Mrs. Ellen Patrick Smith and had lived practically all his life, within a short distance of New Hope Church. He was one of the out-standing citizens of his community and could always be counted to do his part in furthering its interests. He was married about 63 years ago to Miss Sarah Ann Holley; to this union were born 9 children, all of whom are living. His death was the first in the immediate family in all these years. He was a believer in the faith and doctrine of the Primitive Baptist Church. He was a staunch believer in education and general progress. He was honor-able in his dealings with his fellow man. He was as fine a neighbor as may be found anywhere and no man will be more greatly missed among his large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was industrious and practiced living at home. He was truly a splend man, a kind and affectionate husband and dutiful father. He was perhaps related to more people, either by blood or marriage than any man in the county or state.

The funeral services were held at the New Hope Church Tuesday afternoon and were largely attended. After the services by Elder J. W. Hardwick, his body was laid to rest in the New Hope Cemetery, and the newly made mound covered with a profusion of beautiful flowers, in a measure attesting the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

He is survived by his aged wife, four sons, Andrew and Arthur of New Hope; Mose of Shannon and Walker of oxford; Five daughters, Mrs. Dr. L. L. McDougal of Jackson; Mrs. Ed Timbes of Tishomingo; Mrs. W. M. Taylor of Tennessee; Mrs. B. P. Smith of Paris, Texas and Miss Pearl Smith who lived at home with her parents.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 22 January 1932

Submitted by: Ruby Rorie

 

JIMMIE SMITH

GLEN - Jimmie Lucille Smith, 69, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Baptist church. She loved working in her yard. Flowers were her favorites outside as well as inside. Her favorite game was Spades, which she played with her children and grandchildren. She was a friend to everyone.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Moody and the Rev. Louie Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Thomas Moody and his wife, Ann, of Lexington, Tenn., Billy Moody and his wife, Denise, of Corinth, Sam Moody and Ricky Moody, both of Glen; five daughters, Lucille Alexander and her husband, Buddy, of Jacinto, Jane Millinder and her husband, David, of Scottshill, Tenn., Jean Pratt and her husband, Ben, and Janet Lindsey and her husband, Kenneth, all of Corinth, and Sherry Patton of Nashville; one sister, Betsy Overman of Steele, Mo.; two brothers, Joe Ballard of Steele, Mo., and Johnny Ballard of Lexington, Tenn.; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olen Smith; her parents, Jack and Exie Ballard; three sisters, Susie Mooney, Minnie Pearl Bingham and Hazel Gilbert; and one brother, Lawerence Ballard.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

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

 

JOANN SMITH

Joann Malone Vinson Smith, 63, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000. She was an employee of Howard Hinds Financial Services and a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. Dwight Brown and Dr. Jim Manley officiating.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Smith of Tupelo; her mother, Lucille Smith of Verona; two daughters, Vanessa Brazeal and her husband, Mike, and Vicki Shouse and her husband, W. C., all of Tupelo; one stepdaughter, Alanna Spradling and her husband, Dustin, of Tupelo; one son, Mike Vinson and his wife, Marsha, of Tupelo, two stepsons, Mark Smith and Matt Smith, both of Tupelo; one sister, Peggy Rakestraw of Baldwyn; one stepsister, Sarah Hall, and her husband, Dwight, of the Jericho community; seven grandchildren, Jake Brazeal and his wife, Casey, Jason Brazeal, Corey Shouse, Zak Spradling, Bailey Spradling, Collie Spradling and Erika Vinson; one great grandchild, Heath Brazeal.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy Vinson; her father, Woodrow Malone; and a brother, Junior Malone.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Vinson, Les Parry Lindy Gambrell, Nelson Addison, Mancil Robison and Lama, Hunter.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

 

JOE SMITH

CORINTH - Joe Samuel Smith, 62, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He worked for Worsham Brothers Construction Company for 15 years and for Horton Brothers Construction before becoming disabled. He attended the Pentecostal church. He enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Services wll be at 11 a.m. Friday at Coleman Family Chapel with the Rev. Rufus Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Wren Smith of Corinth; his mother, Evelyn Potts Smith of Myrtle; two brothers, James Smith and wife, Sue, of Memphis, and Oscar Lee Smith of Myrtle; a sister, Linda Taylor and husband, Kelly, of Myrtle; a special sister-in-law, Marjorie Wren of Rienzi.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Smith; a brother, Steve Smith; and his grandparents.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Coleman Family Chapel.

 

JOE SMITH

CORINTH - Joe Taylor Smith, 55, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at his residence. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. He was a member of the Tishomingo Wagon Train Association. He enjoyed riding horses, restoring four-wheelers, working of golf carts and going to flea markets.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Carroll Talley and Bro. James Voyles officiating. Burial will be in the Clear Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Smith of Glen; one son, Brian Taylor Smith; one step-son, Brandon Smith of Burnsville; one step-daughter, Brandy Butler and husband, Andy, of Florence, Ala.; one brother, John Edward Smith and wife, Flora Jean, of Corinth; four sisters, Jane Evetts and husband, Clayton, and Sandra Pittman, all of Corinth, Polly Whitehead and Pasty Farr and husband, Lloyd, all of Glen; one grandchild, Pepper Butler of Florence, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Taylor Smith and Marie Clark Smith.

His nephews will be pallbearers.

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

 

JOHN SMITH SR.

BOONEVILLE - John Wayne Smith Sr., 57, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He attended Wick Anderson High School. He was an employee of the Chrysler Corp. for 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, painting and cooking.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Springhill M.B. Church of Booneville with the Rev. Houston Owens officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey M. Smith; three sons, John Smith Jr. and Juan Smith of Beloit, Wis., and Jeremy McDonald of Booneville; five daughters, Alice Bell (Tracy) of Rockford, Ill., Theresa Johnson and LaKeysha Smith of Beloit, Wis., and Santana McDonald and Mishesta McDonald of Booneville; two brothers, Robert Taylor and Barry Clark; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a special daughter, Tara Smith; special friends, K.C. Jones, Berne Golden, Curley Clover and Rodney "Yam" Williams; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Shinault; his mother, Bobbie Johnson; a granddaughter, Alayja Couch; a grandson and two more granddaughters.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Earl, Jason Banks, Jade Smith, Eric Crump, John Banks and Tracy Bell.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

KAYANN SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Keyann Mayo Smith, 34, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev Kevin Merrill and the Rev Cory Burcham officiating. Burial will be it Booneville Cemetery

Survivors include her father, Aaron Maya of Booneville: her mother Margaret Barron and her husband Ronnie, of Booneville; one daughter Less Smith of Booneville, her grand mother, Myrtis Mayo of Booneville three sisters, Carla Swann of Booneville, Sonda Burcham of Rienzi and Melanie Hester of New Site, two nieces; two nephews.

She was preceded in death by hey husband, Tony Smith, and her grand parents, H. T. and Etoy Grisham, and Prentiss Mayo.

Pallbearers will be Dalton Watkins, Mark Grimes, Keith Lovell George, Neil King and Sammy Howell.

Honorary pallbearers win Williams, Tommy Barron Barron.

Visitation will be from 4 to 10 p.m., today and until service time Friday.

 

 

KENNETH SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Kenneth Morris Smith, 49, died Saturday, June 1, 1996, at his home in Littleton, Colo. He was a former resident of Booneville and Memphis. He was the oldest son of the late Kenneth and Mable Smith of Booneville. He was an active Boy Scout, attaining his Eagle Scout and God & Country Award. He was a graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College and received a bachelor of business administration from the University of Mississippi. He also attended the Army Officer Candidate School, where among his duties were uniting Vietnam veterans with their families and counseling them for their posttraumatic problems. He spent over 20 years in radio and television and sales marketing management. He received numerous public speaking awards, including a national Jaycee Public Speaking Award. He was a graduate and a teacher of the Dale Carnegie Course. He was active in the PTO in Littleton and an active member of the Littleton Church of Christ. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Salts Funeral Home with Minister Jimmy Olive officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lynne Sanders Smith of Littleton, Colo.; one son, Kelly Patrick Smith of Littleton; one brother, Vaun Smith of Kingsport, Tenn.    Todd Thomas Lee Todd, 79, of Booneville. died Saturday August 31, 1996 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member of Hills Chapel Church of Christ, a retired fanner and a retired employee of the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was a Army Veteran of World War II.

Services were Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Kenneth Orick Officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors Include his wife, Tommie Goodwin Todd; one son, Terry Todd of Booneville; two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Edwin Brown, William L. McKinney, Wayne McKinney, Don Wilson and Wayne Grimes.

 

LAWRENCE SMITH

GLEN - Major Lawrence Smith, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the Tishomingo Manor in Iuka. He was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Love Joy Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of the Coca-Cola Bottling Works. He enjoyed fishing, baseball, carpentry worker and going to church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Love Joy Baptist Church. Bro. Jimmy Wallis and Bro. Raybon Richardson will officiate, and Charlie Browning will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Major Ren Smith and wife, Martha Sue, of Glen; a daughter, Brenda Jo Smith of Glen; six grandchildren, Debbie Eaton, Dawn Smith, Brian Brown, Kevin Skinner, Allen Rorie and Shane Latch; 10 great-grandchildren, Tiffany Brown, Chelsea Brown, Delanie Brown, Heather Skinner, Patricia Skinner, Austin Skinner, Keith Shettles, Cory Shettles, Krystal Shettles and Misty Tucker; two sons-in-law, Leroy Brown and wife, Hilda, of Glen, and Harold Skinner of Burnsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Selest Wiginton Smith; his parents, Harriet Ann Clark Smith and Robert Franklin Smith; a daughter, Linda Sue Brown; four brothers, Steve Smith, Richard Smith, Andrew Smith and Tandy Smith; and three sisters, Maude Gullick, Louisa Little and Verma Calvary.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Woodruff, Kevin Skinner, Brian Brown, Johnnie Smith, Jessie Sappington and Allen Rorie.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Woodruff, Gene Hardwick and Leroy Brown.

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

 

LELON SMITH

GOLDEN - Lelon Smith, 78, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was retired as a carpenter after 50 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue White Smith, in 1999.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Goodrum Cemetery in Eudora with the Rev. Scott George officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Necie Horn of Golden; nieces and nephews.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

 

LILLIE KATE SMITH

CORINTH - Lillie Kate "Tootsie" Smith, 78, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at the Dogwood Plantation Assisted Living Center. She was retired from ITT-Corinth and had been a member of Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church for 46 years.

Services will be at the Coleman Family Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Kirk and Bro. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery in Alcorn County.

Survivors include one daughter, Aleysa Stearns and husband, Ernie, of Booneville; one son, Greg Smith and wife, Mary, of Corinth; one sister, Aleen Harden of Golden; one brother, Vernon "Bub" Jones of Corinth; her grandchildren, Michelle Mitchell and husband, Kevin, and April Boren and husband, David, all of Corinth, and Amber Stearns of Booneville; her step-grandchildren, Sonya Lee of Okolona, Melissa Davis of Saltillo, Penny Simmons of Michie, Tenn., and Jamie Crum of Kossuth; four great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lilburn D. Smith; her parents, James Newton Jones and Emma Felker Jones; two sisters, Christine Briggs and Beulah Burcham; one brother, Otis Jones.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Mitchell, David Boren, Mike Hardin, Tommy Frazier, Joseph Jones and Mickey Sargent.

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

 

LINDA SMITH

Linda Ann Crow Smith, 49, of New Site, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical- Center after a lengthy illness.

Services were Friday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Battle Creek, Mich. She had worked as executive secretary for the Social Work Service Department of Veterans Administration Medical Center in Battle Creek, Mich. She loved bird watching and yellow roses.

She is survived by her husband, Terry L. Smith of New Site; her mother, Mary Ann Crow of New Site; her mother-in-law, Jewel Smith of Pisgah; her brother-in-law, Dana R. Smith of Pisgah; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Dexter Crow.

 

LOREAN SMITH

CORINTH - Lorean Vanderford Smith, 78, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. She was a member of West Corinth Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing. She loved her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Merl Dixon officiating. Bro. Billy Hutson will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers, Clifford "Tip" Vanderford and wife, Helen, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Bobby J. Vanderford and wife, Charlene, of Corinth; two sisters, Mary Esteen Smith of Corinth and Earlene Hill and husband, Carl, of Moline, Ill.; two grandchildren, Bobby Dwain Smith II and wife, Delana, of Cullman, Ala., and Angie Burcham Rickman and husband, Jody, of Corinth; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon Rickman and Katie Caroline Rickman; a son-in-law, James Eldred Burcham and wife, Nelda, of Corinth; a daughter-in-law, Cathleen Smith Praytor of Cullman, Ala.; two brothers-in-law, Herman Smith of Walnut, and Hershel Smith and wife, Dorothy, of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Eva Nell Smith of Smithville; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Amos R. Smith; her parents, David and Maude Maness Vanderford; two sons, Bobby Dwain Smith and Richard Smith; a daughter, Carolyn Smith Burcham; two brothers, Lester Vanderford and Vester Vanderford; four brothers-in-law, Taylor Smith, Milton "Todd" Smith, Eugene Smith and Jackie Smith; five sisters-in-law, Lucy Wilbanks, Denia Evetts, Mildred "Bell" Rorie, Ethelene King and Betty Joe Smth; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John Henry and Ruth Joyner Smith.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Friday.

 

LOUISE SMITH

TUPELO - Louise Smith, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Manley and Bro. Jeff Lee officiating. Burial will be in the Old Union Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Baker and Bob of Tupelo; four sons, Tommy Joe Smith, Danny Smith and Judy, and Jerry Smith and Sherry, all of Tupelo, and Tony Smith and Meredith of Jugfork; 10 grandchildren, Robert Baker and Renee, John Baker and Dawn, Matt Smith, Alana Spradling and Dustin, Brad Smith, Kim Neisler and Greg, Greg Smith, Cortney Smith, Kyle Smith and

Kirk Smith; 12 great-grandchildren, Josh and Jacque Baker, Kayla, Brandon, Con­nor and Lindsey Baker, Zac, Bailey and Callie Spradling, Dominic and Logan Neisler, and Lexie Smith; a special friend, Shelia Wood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Smith; a daughter, Martha Ann Wallis; and a grandson, Mark Smith.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lamar Hunter, Senior Women's Sunday School Class, Ethel Grant, Mattie Williams, Jew­ell Lamb, Lou Ella Cobb, Pe:a Robinson, Brenda Hare, Isabell Scott and Syble Irwin.

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

 

LOUISE B. SMITH

Louise B. Smith, 81, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

She was employed at Blue Bell Manufacturing in Booneville for 31 years and a Baptist. She loved quilting.

Services were Friday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial

was in New Bethel Cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Geraldine Taylor and husband, Doyle, of Booneville; a son, Marlus "Buck" Smith and wife,

Jeanette of Jumpertown; two sisters, Lorene Kidd of Amory and Johnnie Palmer of Moulton, Ala.; four brothers, Travis Barron of North Carolina, Clyde Barron of Corinth, Junior Barron of New Site and Joe Barron of Belmont; four grandchildren, Billy Taylor, Bobby Taylor, Annette Strange and Marlene Smith; four great-grandchildren, Tiffany Johnson, Amber Taylor, Kimberly Strange and Shane Strange; and great-great-grandchild, Taylor Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Smith; a sister, Annie Mae Barron; two brothers, Shermon Barron and Thermon Barron; and a great-granddaughter, Tabitha Taylor.

Pallbearers were Billy Taylor, Bobby Taylor, James Strange, Shane Strange, David Johnson and Paul Kidd.  

 

LOUISE SMITH

CORINTH - Louise Fitzgerald Smith, 90, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at the Alcorn Health and Rehab Center. She was born March 18, 1912, in Tipton County, Tenn. She married H.B. Smith on Aug. 13, 1927. She attended Lone Oak Baptist Church in her early years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Dixon and the Rev. Luther Austin officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Opal Smith Plaxico of Tupelo; her grandchildren, Maxine Wilbanks and husband, Bobby, Gerald Plaxico and wife, Erline, Jerry Plaxico and wife, Lisa, and Junior, Danny and Mike Studdard; a sister, Blanche Hughes of Senatobia; 11 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Bell Cross Fitzgerald; her husband, H.B. Smith; two daughters, Hazel Studdard and Marie Miller; two sisters, Ella Austin and Pearl Thompson; and six brothers, Sylvester, Raymond, Aubrey, Eddie and Richard Fitzgerald, and Jim Bostick.

 

LUCILLE SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Mary Lucille Dallison Smith, 85, died Tuesday, Sept 19 2000, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a brief illness. A native of Booneville and Prentiss County, she was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Booneville. She was active in the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, serving as a leader in both organizations She was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Eastern Star, serving in many different office of that organization. She was a volunteer Pink Lady at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville; her devotions were always to her church, her family, her community amt the youth.

Services will be at 10 a m today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be m Booneville Cemetery

Survivors include a son, Roger K. Smith, and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Oxford; a daughter, Nina Smith Doran, and her husband, Larry, of Corinth; a sister, Elizabeth Dallison Criswell of Booneville; a sister in law. Hazel Slawson Dallison of Booneville: six grandchildren, Tina Smith Schroeder of Orange, Calif., Teri Smith Snyder of Portland, Ore., Roger Craig Smith of Fullerton, Calif., Bill Lamas of San Jose, Calif., Tana Doran Thomas of Corinth and Larry Doran Jr. of Corinth 11 great grandchildren: a niece and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Dallison and Nina Douglas Fraser Dallison; and a brother, William Thomas Dallison

Pallbearers will be Bill Ward Jr., George Oakley, William Dallison, Louis "Boots" Stell, Larry Doran Jr. Stan Beasley, Ty Weatherbee and Will Patron

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.0 Box 235. Booneville MS 38829

 

LUEVERNA SMITH

CHICAGO - LueVerna Smith, formerly of Baldwyn, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at her home in Chicago. She was born Aug. 12, 1916, in Guntown to the late Bobo and Lydia Stubbs. She was a member of Sandhill M.B. Church at Baldwyn. After moving to Chicago in 1959 he because a member of Christian Fellowship M.B. Church, where she served in many capacities. She later joined High Mountain M.B. Church. She married Ollie B. Smith in 1934; he preceded her in death in January 1996. She was known to many as "MaMa Dear."

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Sandhill M.B. Church in Baldwyn with the Rev. Lincoln Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery in Guntown. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include nine children, Lydia Shannon, Bettye Lee, Shirley Barnett, Hettie Smith, Johnnie Dilworth, Ollie B. Smith Jr., Henry Smith, Edna Ridgeway and Carolyn Smith, all of Chicago; more than 200 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, J.C. Smith of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Littie B. Smith of Guntown; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers and sisters, Carly B. Stubbs, Raymond Stubbs, Isaiah Stubbs, Lytie Burress and Hettie Young.

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

 

MABEL E. SMITH

Mabel E. Smith, 95, of Florence, Ala., former­ly of Rienzi, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Glenwood Rehabilitation and Convalescent Cen­ter.

Services were Saturday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Cooper and Sam Hall officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Smith and her late husband, Truman Smith, were owners of Smith Drug Co. in Rienzi

for 55 years. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church and a former long-time member of Rienzi Baptist Church. She was a past worthy matron Corinth order of Eastern Star. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed crocheting, knitting and other crafts.

She is survived by two daughters, Sherra Bowling of Florence, Ala., and Margaret Little and her husband, David, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; seven grandchildren, David Little Jr. and wife Laura, Christy Morrin, Craig Weeks and wife Tammy, Cindy Ardis and husband Mike, Dale Bowling and wife Mary, Dr. Don Bowling and wife Paula, Randy Bowling and wife Judy; seven great-grandchildren, Kelly Little, William Little, Jillian Morrin, Jenna Morrin, Lauren Weeks, Dalton Weeks and Trey Weeks; 13 great-grand­children on the Bowling side; one sister, Narka Fuller of Spanish Fort, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Truman Tandy Smith; her father, Robert "Bob" Lang; her mother, Lula Thompson Lang; a son-in-law, Don Bowling; two brothers, George "Russell" Lang and Leslie Howard Lang; and a brother-in-law, David Fuller.

Pallbearers were David Little Jr., Craig Weeks, Noble Williams, Dale Bowling, Richie Williams, Dr. Don Bowling, Mike Ardis and Brandon Bowling. Honorary pallbearers were Doug John­son, Brad Johnson, Charles Palmer, Harvey Vest, Donald Davis and Terry Hester.

 

TEE SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Maggie "Tee" Smith, 92, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was born June 11, 1911, to the late Charlie and Vina Jane Lambert. She was an employee of Blue Bell and Prentiss Manufacturing for 35 years. After retiring, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for her entire family.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Mary Lou Bullard officiating. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Ileene Riddle and husband, David, of Booneville; a daughter-in-law, Kunicko Smith of Georgia; a son-in-law, John Kelley of Booneville; 11 grandchildren, Gail Spencer and husband, Jimmy, Susan Kelley, Richard Kelley and wife, Colleen, Tommy Kelley and Sandy Prisant, all of Booneville, Kay Gonzalez and husband, Juan, of Florida, Johnny Kelley and wife, Lynn, of Illinois, Patti Kimbrell and husband, Jason, of Tennessee, and Diane Carney and husband, Ralph, Kenny Smith and wife, Mary, and Shelia Atkins and husband, Mark, all of Georgia; 21 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earnest Smith; a son, Charles Ed Smith; a daughter, Etheleene Kelley; and all her siblings, Mark Lambert, Bill Lambert, Omer Lambert, Audie Lambert, "Dobb" Lambert, Ethel Dodds, Cora Johnson and Dell Carpenter.

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

 

MARY LOU SMITH

CORINTH - Mary Lou Smith, 95, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at the McNairy County, Tenn., Health Center. She was a retired employee of Sansom Hosiery Mill in Corinth and a Methodist.

Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Forrest Memorial Park in Corinth with the Rev. James Wooley officiating. Coleman-Family Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Ina Mae Smith of Corinth; a grandson, Jon Allen Smith and wife, Linda, of Corinth; two great-grandsons, Michael Smith, and Scotty Smith and wife, Jenny, all of Corinth; a great-granddaughter, Stephanie S. Duncan of Corinth; a great-greatgrandson, Conner Smith of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Alice Motes, and a son, Raymond Smith.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today.

 

MARLON SMITH

CORINTH - Marlon Smith, 74, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at his home. He was born March 19, 1929, in Alcorn County to the late Clyde Everett and Ellan Mae Smith. He was a self-employed logger for many years and a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed the outdoors.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Coleman Funeral Chapel with th eRev. Keith Burcham officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Ronnie Smith of Iuka; a brother, Granville Smith of Grand Junction, Tenn.; a sister, Grace Smith of Ripley; three grandchildren, Dawn Smith, Brandy Weaver and Amy Smith; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, David and Sandy Roach of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Landy and Melanie Smith; four brothers, Herbert, Leland, Liburn and Clyde J.; and three sisters, Ophelia, Lucille and Lyneeta.

Pallbearers will be David Roach, Dewayne Rogers, Mickey Sargent, Ronnie Smith, Chris Weaver, and Sam Umsfieet.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Rowsey, Garlon Jones and Mickey Calvary.

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

 

MAXINE SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Maxine Cook Smith, 98, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born April 20, 1907, in Booneville to the late T.A. Cook Sr. and Willie Fugitt Cook. She was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women and a 20-year Prentiss County elementary school teacher. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Booneville Area Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Library and the Woman's Club. She was first lady of Booneville for many years.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins and Bro. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Smith Richard of Las Vegas, Nev.; a granddaughter, Suzanne Stokes of Dallas, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Kristin and Margaret Stokes of Dallas; two sisters-in-law, Grace Lowe of Florida and Jane Cook of Booneville; nieces and nephews, Willidora Kremer, Karen Stephens, Betty Forester, Bill Cook and Tom Cook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mayor Marion W. Smith; her parents; a sister, Eva Eskridge; and two brothers, W.T. Cook and T.A. Cook Jr.

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

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

MILDRED GRAY SMITH

BURNSVILLE - Mildred Gray Smith, 92, died Thursday, August 31, 2000 at the Iuka Hospital.

She was a member of the first Baptist Church in Burnsville where she served as organist, pianist and Sunday School teacher. Formerly of Tupelo where she operated the Greyhound Bus Station many years ago.

She is preceded in death by, husband, C. O. Smith, a daughter, Martha Easterling, a brother, W. E. Gray of Chattanooga Tn., a sister, Francis Tidwell of Burnsville, Ms, 2 granddaughters, Lisa Sewell of Tupelo Ms, Jan Easterling of Dallas TX.

Visitation will be begin at 11 a.m. Friday Sept 1

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, September 1, at Cutshall Funeral Home State Room, with Bro. T. W. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Burnsville Cemetery

 

MILDRED S. SMITH

CORINTH - Mildred S. Smith, 90, formerly of McComb, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at her home in Corinth. A native of McComb, she was born May 5, 1914. She had lived in Corinth since 1998. She was a retired sales clerk with White Office Supply of McComb and a member of the South McComb Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, and talking about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a fun-loving person with much compassion for others.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hollywood Cemetery in McComb with the Rev. Ralph Culp and the Rev. David Millican officiating. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Ronnie Smith and wife, Carol, of Corinth; a daughter, Patsy Creel of McComb; grandchildren and spouses, Kim and Michael Pratt of Madison, Ryan and Amanda Smith of Corinth, Mike and Tammy Creel of McComb, Joy and Robbie Forrest of Brookhaven, Judy and Todd Easley of McComb, and Jenny Lynn and James Pennington of Lake Jackson, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Addie Paige Pratt, Brooks Michael Pratt, Stefanie Pennington, Matthew Pennington, Josh Forrest, Emily Easley, Skylar Easley and Kamry Creel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Smith; a sister, Gladys Kelly; and a son-in-law, Eddie Creel.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heritage Hospice, 1801 S. Harper Road, Box 24, Corinth MS 38834; or East Corinth Baptist Church, 4303 Shiloh Road, Corinth MS 38834.

 

MYRTLE SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Myrtle L. Smith 85, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at the Beverly Rehab Center in Tupelo She was a member of the Methodist church and was a retired homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting and reading her Bible. She was married to Eulas "Bill" Smith who preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Sara South of Tishomingo and Sandy Mitchell of Guntown; one granddaughter, Danny Roper of Opelika, Ala.; four sisters, Nettie Edge of Tupelo, Martha Darned and Willie Mae Warnke of Baldwyn, and Ora Lee Delvidge of Paige, Texas; three brothers, Raymond Swinney. R. B. Swinney and Sonny Swinney of Guntown: six great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Moss Roger Swinney and Ellie Etna Hamilton Swinney; her stepmother, Mary E. Edge Swinney; a daughter, Laura M. Walter; and a sister Mozelle Muse.

Pallbearers are Jerry Smith, Cecil Williams, Trent Peters, Troy Daniel, John Olen Cunningham, Lowell Wayne Roper, David Moore, James Moore and James Cook.

 

O. W. SMITH, JR.

Rites For Former Citizen Held Thursday

O. W. Smith, Jr., 39, died at his home in Meridian from a heart ailment at 2:30 Wednesday morning, December 2, 1964.

Mr. Smith was the son of Mrs. Mae Smith and the late Mr. O. W. Smith of Booneville.

He was a graduate of the Booneville High School and in his early youth was an employee of Cox- Blythe Drug Co. He was a brilliant college student with high scholastic attainment at Howard College, where he was graduated. He was a member of the .honorary pharmaceutical fraternity with membership in other pharmaceutical organizations.

Twelve years ago, Mr. Smith went to Meridian to make his home where for many years he was associated with Anderson Clinic as a hospital pharmacist. His dedication to the vital interests of this institution will long be remembered. Forthright and true to his own traditions of the responsibilities of life, he was taken into the hearts of the, people of his adopted city.

He was a zealous Christian and an example of good citizenship, truly a citizen of the empire of humanity. He was a remarkable individual of rare qualities of mind and heart.

In June 1950, he was married to the former Miss Jeannine White of Meridian. They have three daughters, Jenny, Brenda, and Lesia.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Arkadelphia Baptist Church and a Mason. He held membership in several civic organizations, and he had made exceptional meritorious contributions to significant community endeavors.

Beloved by many, an unusual; large assemblage was present as the services held at Webb Funeral Home in Meridian at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, December 3. In addition to a magnificent expression which flowers speak, a large contribution was made to the Heart Fund and the Athletic Department of the West Lauderdale School, where his children are enrolled.

An impressive feature of the services was a huge cross in t h e chapel over the bier, glowing as a symbol of love and friendship which formed an alaborate manifestation, with sprays of red roses,

To his children he has left a precious heritage through his cultivation with the things of the' spirit.

His pastor, the Rev. Frank Rigby, conducted the final rites. His former pastors who returned for the services impressing their appreciation for Mr. Smith, with their presence, assisted in the service. They were t e Reverend Carlos Evans of the Picayune First Baptist Church, the Reverend E. J. Wright of Collins, and the Reverend Loyd of Ft. Benning, Ga.

He leaves his wife, three daughters, his mother, Mrs. Mae Smith two sister, Mrs. Troy Moore of Booneville and Mrs. Bill Reece and a brother, James Luther Smith of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Interment was made in Meridian Arkadelphia Cemetery.

 

OLLIE FAYE SMITH

CORINTH – Ollie Faye Smith, 90, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was a Pentecostal.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donnie Waldrop officiating. Burial will be in the Box Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Benton Smith Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Everett, Wash., and Richard Smith and his wife, Jeanette of Baytown, Texas; one brother, Jessie Hathcock of Brownsville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benton Smith; her parents, Charlie and Nancy Hathcock; one daughter, Ruby Faye Smith; one son, Carl Lee Smith; five sisters, Mattie, Lucy, Lizzie, Modine and Lovie; and five brothers, Chester, Lester, Frank, Thomas and Jimmy.

 

ONA G. SMITH

Ona G. Smith, 86, of Tishomingo, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at the luka Hospital.

Services will be Thursday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. at Fairview Non Denominational Church with Bro. Danny Ray Short, Bro. Jerry House and Bro. Jack Jones officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Burgess Creek Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burt and Virgie Smith; and two sisters, Zellar Johnson and Stella Pannell.

She is survived by four sisters and their husbands, Sylvia Pannell of Tucson, Ariz., Jewel and Max Harber of Tishomingo, Billie and Reggie Hoffman and Ileen and Hubert Dodds, all of Booneville; two brothers and their wives, Arvil and Dorothy Smith of Spring Valley, Calif., and Arvid and Dartha Smith of Tishomingo; and several nieces and nephews.

Her nephews were pallbearers.

 

PATRICIA SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Patricia L. "Patsy" Smith, 55, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at her residence in Booneville. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville. She was a co owner and retired manager of Wholesale Wallpaper of Tupelo. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church Booneville with Bro. Bobby Hankins and Bro. Bill Kemp officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband„ William W. "Bill" Smith of Booneville, her daughter, Patricia "Trish" Ramey and her husband, Stanley, of Fulton;' her son, Maury N. Briggs Jr., and his wife, Shannon, of Huntsville, Ala; one stepdaughter, Stephanie Godwin and her husband, Jesse, of Rienzi; her mother, Ali Hardin Petty of Corinth; her brother, Wayne Petty of Corinth; nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie Petty; two brothers, Cad Petty and Leslie Petty Jr.; and one grandson, Wesley Dual Ramey. .

Pallbearers will be Thomas Coleman, Bill Gammon, John Ferrell, Sam Milton, Bill Murphy, Tommy Vanstory; George Via, Hal Wright and Dr Norman Garrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be William Arnold, Billy Bennett, Bob Griffin, John Hatcher, Tommy Comer and Larry Morgan.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society, or a favorite charity.

 

PAMELA SMITH

IUKA – Pamela J. “Tugar” Smith, 35, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the Shoals Hospital. She was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church and an employee of Alliant Techsystems in Iuka. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, eating out at restaurants and taking care of her children.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Iuka Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Darnell and Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, William “Billy” Smith of Iuka; her mother, Treva Ledbetter of Charlotte, N.C.; her father, Charles Ledbetter of Lancaster, S.C.; her grandmother, Lena Barefoot of Newport News, Va.; two sons, Alex Edward Smith and William Austin Smith Jr., both of Iuka; two sisters, Debbie Lynn Hammond of Iuka and Rebecca Gordon of Lancaster, S.C.

Pallbearers will be James Seago, George Hudson, Randy Cliburn, Jeff Lyles, Johnny Turner and Jack Sellers.

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

 

PATRICIA L. "PATSY" SMITH

Patricia L. "Patsy" Smith, 55, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at her residence in Booneville.

Services were Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Booneville with Bro. Bobby Hankins and Bro. Bill Kemp officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Smith was a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville. She was co-owner and retired manager of Wholesale Wallpaper of Tupelo and 'a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, William W. "Bill" Smith of Booneville; her daughter, Patricia "Trish" Ramey and her husband, Stanley, of Fulton; her son, Maury N. Briggs Jr., and his wife, Shannon, of Huntsville, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Stephanie Godwin and her husband, Jesse, of Rienzi; her mother, Alcie Hardin, Petty, of Corinth; her brother, Wayne Petty of Corinth; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father Leslie Petty; twp„brothers, Carl Petty and Leslie Petty Jr., and a grandson, Wesley Dual Ramey.

Pallbearers were Thomas Coleman, Bill Gammon, John Ferrell, Sam Milton, Bill Murphy, Tommy Vanstory, George Via, Hal Wright and Dr. Norman Garrison.

Honorary pallbearers were William Arnold, Billy Bennett, Bob Griffin, John Hatcher, Tommy Comer and Larry Morgan.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.

 

PAUL B. SMITH

IUKA - Paul B. Smith, 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a member of the Iuka Church of Christ and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in North Africa. He was a carpenter for TVA for 40 years and a member of Carpenters Local No. 109 in Sheffield, Ala. He was a hard worker who loved his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Lance Foster officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Gladys Smith of Iuka; a son, Jerry Paul Smith of Dickson, Tenn.; a daughter, Diane Sherron of Tuscumbia, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Morgan Smith, Robyn Smith, Casey Smith and Nathan Smith, all of Dickson, Tenn., and Jon Sherron, Jenny Sherron and Katie Sherron, all of Tuscumbia, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Susie Smith.

Pallbearers will be Jon Sherron, Charles Manley, Richard Luttman, Bob Wimbish, Lucian Puckett and Lyonel "Cotton" Wade.

 

RALPH R. SMITH

Ralph R. Smith, 88, of Booneville, died Friday. March 19, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Mr. Smith was retired administrator of the Northeast Mississippi Hospital in Booneville, a farmer and an educator. He graduated from Delta State University with a degree in chemistry and physics. He was a teacher and coach at Kossuth High School and was later principal at Corinth, Marietta and New Site High Schools.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville and served on the Board of Trustees of Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was appointed by the Governor to serve on the State Health System Agency Board. He served on the Co-Op Board. He was awarded the Yard of the Month several times in Booneville.

Funeral services were Sunday, March 21, at 2:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Caveness Smith whom he married May 28, 1936; one daughter, Kaye Hamblin and her husband, Bob, of Cape Giradeau, Mo.; one son, Buddy Smith and his wife, Josie, of Marietta; four grandchildren, Lori Smith Rogers and her husband, Rob, Molly Smith Clark and her husband, Joey, Laurie Hamblin, and Steve Hamblin and his wife, Traci; and four great grandchildren.

 

RAYBURN D. SMITH

MICHIE, Tenn. - Rayburn D. Smith, 61, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at his home. He was born May 11, 1942, in Alcorn County to Virgil and Virginia Vonvoegkman Smith. He was a retired foreman/carpenter and a member of Kendrick Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Baptist Church in Iuka with the Rev. Tim Roaten and the Rev. Dewey Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon L. Smith of Michie, Tenn.; his mother, Virginia Smith of Corinth; two sons, Scottie Smith and wife, Sharon, of Burnsville, and Jason Smith Sr. and wife, Janice, of Corinth; a daughter, Tammy Smith of Corinth; four brothers, Tommy Smith and wife, Nancy, of Michie, Tenn., Wayne Smith and wife, Pam, of Washington, Ill., Dewey Smith and wife, Elaine, of New Albany, and Leland Smith and wife, Teresa, of Corinth; two sisters, Rosie Spencer and husband, Doyle, of Michie, Tenn., and Debbie Waptenbarger and husband, Kinard, of Niaota, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Cody, Justin, Tyler, B.J., Christy, Tana, Gage and Dallis Smith.

He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Linda Sullivan; and his grandparents, Clarence and Bertha Smith, and Ylonda and Mallie Vonvoegkman.

Pallbearers will be Gerald McLain, Chuck Lovingood, Tony Smith, Anthony Shelton, Shane Hood and Robert Rikard.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men's Sunday school class at Kendrick Baptist Church.

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

 

ROBBIE J. SMITH

CORINTH - Robbie J. Smith, 73, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at Jackson General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. She was a Baptist.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clear Creek Baptist Cemetery in Lawton, Tenn., with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Martha Baggett and husband, Jerry, of Alamo, Tenn., Sharon Gallimore of Nashville, Glenda Harris of Vicksburg, and Laura Beau and husband, Robby, of Memphis; a brother, Warren Joplin and wife, Barbara, of Cuba Lake, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abbott M. Smith; a son, William David Broadway; her father, Hugh David Joplin; and her mother, Lucie Vesta Melton.

 

ROBERT SMITH

CORINTH - Robert Edward Smith, 67, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at his home. He was a retired carpenter and a Catholic.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark M.B. Church. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six sons, Robert E. Smith Jr. of Miami, Fla., Anthony M. Smith of Minnesota, Kelvin Smith McGee, Marcus Smith McGee, Robert Smith McGee and Derrick LaShawn McGee, all of Corinth; six daughters, Therese Smith of Philadelphia, Pa., Beverly Smith of Las Vegas, Pamela Barker of Iowa, Sandra McKay of Los Angeles, Sonja Bean and Erica McGee, both of Corinth; two brothers, Edwin Smith and wife, Hilda, and Carl Smith, both of New York; a sister, Gwendolyn Smith of Chicago; 29 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Mary Smith; his parents, Edward and Victoria Smith; and a brother, Norman Smith.

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

 

ROBERT L. SMITH

IUKA - Robert L. Smith, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at his home. He was a retired employee of the Peabody Coal Company and a member of the United Mine Workers Association. He was a member of Fresh Touch Fellowship Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Danny Lovelace officiating. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Denning Cemetery in Frankfort, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Smith of Iuka; a son, Joey Smith and wife, Marie, of Iuka; a daughter, Randie Gardner of West Frankfort, Ill.; two brothers, Albert Smith Jr. of Windsor, Colo., and Marcos Canyon of McNeil, Ariz.; three sisters, Donna Walker of West Frankfort, Ill., Josephine Malavasic of Loveland, Colo., and Lois Veaughn of Thompsonville, Ill.; four grandchildren, Roger King, Stacy Wooldridge, Todd Smith and Sonia Smith; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Clara Smith, and four brothers and one sister.

 

ROGER SMITH

COVINGTON, Tenn. - Roger Lee Smith, 53, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. He was a native of Belmont and an alumni from State Tech. He retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 20 years. He was a Marine during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Covington, Tenn. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Johnny James and Bro. J.C. Hand officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 30 1/2 years, Karen Smith of Covington, Tenn.; a daughter, Tiffany LeAnn Smith of Covington, Tenn.; a son, Bryan Lee Smith and his fiancee, Jill Norris, of Cleburne, Texas; four sisters, Sherry Enlow of Belmont, Myra George of Saltillo, Tenn., Vicki Self of Red Bay, Ala., and Yvonne Sharp of Huntsville, Ala.; a brother, J.D. Smith of Iuka; his mother-in-law, Evonne Sartain of Booneville; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Scott of Russellville, Ala., Sharon Stacy of Red Bay, Ala., and Tammy Cook of Belmont.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Helen Smith; a sister, Peggy Smith; and his father-in-law, Bill Singleton.

Pallbearers will be Steve Scott, B.D. Stacy, Ronnie Cook, Jerry Wyatt, Otis George, Brock Hayse, Judd Rhodes and Jeff Rasar.

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

 

 

ROY E. SMITH 

Roy E. Smith, 65, of Iuka, Ms died Tuesday, March 7.2000 at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tn. He attended Snowdown United Methodist Church. He was an employee of Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store for 34 years before recently retiring. Mr. Smith served his country in the U. S. Army for 5 years as a military police officer and was also a member of the Army Reserve.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Marcell Smith of Iuka; two daughters and their husbands, Louise and Jerry Charbauski of Iuka, Janell and Wayne Felker, of Burnsville; three sons Roy Smith, Jr. and fiancé, Pam Johnson, James Earl and Lori Smith, Robert and Tammy Smith all of Iuka; one sister Annie Lou Curry of Iuka; one brother, Charles Smith of Hernando, Ms; 15 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Visitation will be 4:30 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour before service time at Snowdown United Methodist Church.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000 at Snowdown United Methodist Church. Bro. Dale Hathorn, Bro. Rowland Hyde, Bro. Dennis Wingo and Bro. Mickey Wingo will be officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers: Steve Smith, Frank Smith, John Curry, Thomas Curry, Bradley Hamm, Benny Walker

Honorary Pallbearers: Gary Williams, Jerry Poling, Toebuck King, Hubert Rhodes, Harold Fulton, Jerry Allred, Alfred Yarber, Robert Johnson and Dennis Medley.

 

 

RUBY FAYE SMITH

CORINTH - Ruby Faye Smith, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Hospital. She worked as a supermarket checker and was a member of the First Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nelson Height officiating. Burial will be in the Box Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers, Junior Smith and his wife, Patricia, of Everett, Wash., and Charlie Smith and his wife, Jeanette, of Pascagoula; one aunt, Mary Lou Hathcock; one uncle, Jesse Hathcock; three nephews, Randy Smith, Rick Smith and Charlie Smith; four nieces, Penny Smith, April Smith, Laura Smith and Laurie Gail Rhoden; three great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Benton Smith.

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

 

RUBY SMITH

Ruby Joe Edwards Smith, 68, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Tuesday, Aug. 3, at I I a.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Nettleton with the Rev. Richard Jolly officiating, Burial was in Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born on Jan. 31, 1931, in Lee County to Robert Lee and Hencry Clay Ivy Edwards. She was a native of Shannon, a retired seamstress and a Baptist.

She is survived by three daughters, Martha Johnson and her husband, Johnny, Judy Bullock and her husband, Haydward "Slick," Patricia Davis and her husband, Tommy, all of Shannon; one son, Hubert D. Smith of Shannon; two sisters, Dorothy Jolly and Lillene Ballard, both of Shannon; one brother, Robert Edwards of Bloomington, Ind.; five grandchildren, Tracy Smith, Robert "Willie" Johnson, Lisa Lee, Clay Davis, John Floyd; and five great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

 

ROBERT SMITH

Robert Smith, 74, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at his home.

Services were Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at Springhill M. B. Church with Pastor Raymond Shugars and Pastor Carl Z. Jones officiating. Burial was at 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the National Cemetery in Corinth. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smith was retired from FMC in Tupelo after 17-1/2 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, R. C. Smith, and mother, Ada Winston Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Estella H. Smith; a stepson, Sylvester Scott of Peoria, Ill.; several cousins and step grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Flora Stark of Peoria, Ill.; step nieces and step nephews; a cousin, Ethel Gregory of Massillon. Ohio.

 

 

RUTH NICHOLSON SMITH

Ruth Nicholson Smith, 92, died Monday, November 10, 1997, at Delta: Medical Center in Memphis after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

Services were Wednesday, at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Whitehurst officiating. Burial was in Osborne Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Francille Whitehurst of Southaven & Peggy; Sue Pittman of Beulah. Colo.; one son, Jimmy Smith of Oakland; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband. Ralph C. Smith and two son, Gerald Smith & Bobby Smith.

 

 

SARAH BONNIE SMITH

Sarah Bonnie Smith, 86, of Booneville, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 17. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Local survivors include a daughter, Elaine Marcelle Stedman of Booneville; and two brothers, Gene Murphy and Dempsey Murphy, both of Booneville

 

SIDNEY SMITH

CORINTH - Sidney Wayne Smith, 60, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1942, in Alcorn County to the late Sidney and Jewell Smith. He was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a former employee of Century Electric and ITT Telecom. He was a member of Tate Baptist Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed gospel music and taking care of animals.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mitzia Smith Johnson and husband, Buddy, of Corinth; nephews, Steve Johnson and wife, Colleen, Jeff Johnson and wife, Cindy, and Craig Johnson and wife, Donna.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Dennis Talmadge Smith.

Pallbearers will be Danny Smith, Hayden Smith, Thomas Eugene Smith, Tommy Easley, Bobby Voyles, Bobby Huggins, Lloyd Huggins and Joe Jaudon.

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

 

SYBLE SMITH

BOONEVILLE – Syble Dora Smith, 87, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was born Aug. 25, 1917, in Alcorn County, the daughter of Herman Cox and Nellie Massengill Cox. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed flea markets, auctions and bingo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Ellis Smith; two sons, Jimmy Barnes and his wife, Mable, of Rienzi and Calvin Barnett of Golden; two daughters, Dora Miller and her husband, Ray, of Booneville and Debra Huchla and her husband, George, of Dearborn, Mich.; a brother, Charles Cox and his wife, Janice, of Rienzi; three sisters, Frances Richardson and her husband, Dexter, of Jackson, Ruby Richardson of Romulus, Mich., and Janette Phillips and her husband, Eugene of Gibralter, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be George Huchla, James Barnes, Greg Barnes, Grant Little, Ray Miller and Ed Franks.

 

TAMMIE SMITH

MARIETTA - Tammie Wroten Smith, 31, died Friday, July 12, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after an extended illness. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brown and Bro. Glen Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Gregory Allen Smith; her parents, Gary and Elizabeth Wroten of Booneville; one daughter, Misty Dawn Smith of the home; her grandmothers, Elizabeth Horn and Gladys Wroten, both of Booneville; several aunts and uncles.

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

 

 

RANDALL SMITH

GLEN - Terry Randall Smith, 61, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ. He was a retired employee of ITT for 20 years. He worked for Wurlitzer and Century Electric. He enjoyed coon hunting and was a big basketball enthusiast. He also adored his grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the New Hope Church of Christ with Ministers Jacob Brunies and Michael Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Joan Smith of Glen; one son, Minister Terry L. Smith and his wife, Kim, of Glen; two brothers, Travis Neal Smith and his wife, Mary, and Travis Choate Smith and his wife, Cathy, all of Corinth; two grandchildren, Brooke Smith and Olivia Smith, both of Glen; one nephew, Travis Smith Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Kossuth; four sisters-in-law, Suvella Richardson and friend, Joe, Lyvonne Skelton and husband, Bob, Mae Seal Burcham, and Annie Mae Penna and husband, Denver; two brothers-in-law, Arthur Harvill and wife, Dorothy, and Ray Hendrix; other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Smith; his mother, Evelyn Choate Smith; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tommy and Beulah Harvill; two sisters-in-law, Mable Joshlin and husband, John, and Sue Hendrix; one brother-in-law, Elige Burcham.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

 

TIM SMITH

BOONEVILLE - Timothy "Tim" Dwain Smith, 33, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at the North Miss. Medical Center. He was employed with East Side Tires in Booneville. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete McCoy and Bro. Jimmy Newcomb officiating. Burial will be in the Hodges Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Ashley Nicole Bridges of Mantachie; his son, Josh Smith of Malvern, Ark.; his fiancee, Christy Newby of Booneville; his mother and stepfather, Mildred and Larry Glass of Booneville; two brothers and their wives, Jerry Lee and Mary Smith, and Darrell and Shelby Smith, all of Booneville; the mother of his son, Lorenda "Binkie" Bullock of Malvern, Ark.; a host of nieces, nephews, stepnieces and stepnephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Lee Smith, and a sister, Sherry Lynn Newcomb.

Pallbearers will be Joe Shockley, Frankie Baird, Lee Spencer, A.J. Bullock, Hayden Moreland and Wade Newcomb. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews.

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

 

THEODORE SMITH

CORINTH - Theodore Smith, 88, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a retired colonel in the U. S. Air Force, where he served for 26 years. He was a member of Foote Street Church of Christ and a Mason. He served four years as a representative in the Mississippi House and 76 years as a senator in the Mississippi Senate. He also was a successful farmer.

Services will be at noon Monday of the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Minister Charles Curbs officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with fur military honors conducted by the Columbus Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Godwin Smith of Corinth; one son, Ted Smith, and his wife, Darlene, of Belmont, Calif.; three grandchildren, Brian Smith of Seattle. Wash., and Kathy Hinchey and Sandra Clifford, both of Houston, Texas, one sister, Beulah Mills of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by a daughter. Jan Smith Hinchey: his father, Thomas Smith; his mother, Ana Rainey Smith; two brothers, Odell Smith and Otis Smith; and four sisters, Essie Criswell, Velma Lowrey, Bessie Childress and Nellie Faye Smith.

Pallbearers will be M. C. Mauney, Wallace Bullard, I. A. "Buck" Dellinger, Johnnie Bennett, Sam Pardue, Bob Scoff, John B. Tomlinson, Charles R. Wilbanks, Bobby Wood and Dr. J. D. Riggers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Wilhite, Jack Crow and Harold Mills.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to noon Monday.

 

THOMAS M. SMITH

Thomas Smith Rites Held Sunday

Funeral services for Thomas M. Smith of Thrasher were held Sunday afternoon in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. C. C. Rinehart and Bro. Dewey Wallis officiating. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mr. Smith died at his home Saturday about 6 a.m., following an illness of one year. He was a native of Prentiss County, a member of the Baptist Church, and a retired lumber man. He was 79.

He leaves his wife Mrs. Elizabeth Pippin Smith; five sons, Howard Smith of Cookeville, Tenn., Donald Smith of McMinvllle, Tenn., George Smith of Baton Rouge, La., Gene Smith of Counce, Tenn., and Coleman Smith of Leachville, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Edge of Rienzi and Mrs. Irma Bedell of Castleberry, Fla.; two brothers Joe Smith of Bruce, Miss., and Baxter Smith of Booneville, Rt. 5; a sister, Mrs. Rosie Lesenberry of Alabama; nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday January 23, 1964

 

DR. TOM SMITH

Dr. Thomas M. "Toni" Smith, 74, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medial Center in Tupelo.

Services were Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Booneville with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Abbeville, Ala., the son of Lucien David Smith and Mattie Lee Willis Smith. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Gideons International and the American Society of Tropical Medicine. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater as a Master Sergeant in the Adjutant General Corp. A graduate of Chattahoochee High School in Chattahoochee, Fla., he received his undergraduate degree in chemistry and his master's degree in biology from Emory University in Atlanta, his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Mississippi Medical School, and his Journeyman's License from Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss.

He was a professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., the University of Georgia Extension in Columbus, Ga., the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., Georgia Southern University in. Statesboro, Ga., and the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Sackson, Miss. During two Sabbaticals, he served at Harvard University in the Department of Tropical Public Health. He retired from the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and from Hinds Community College, where he worked as an Energy Management Consultant.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jean Barnes Smith, whom he

married June 22, 1951; three children, Marian Joseph and her husband William F. Joseph III, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., a son, Cary David Smi his wife, Carol Ann, of Lebanon, Tenn., and Pamela Putnam and he band, T. Joseph Putnam, of Booneville; five grandchildren, C; Leigh Joseph, William F. Joseph, T. Andrew Smith, Tara Elizabeth and Matthew J. Putnam; a brother-in-law, Dr. Phillip Spence; a Peggy Spence; two nephews, Phillip Spence Jr. and David Spence.

Pallbearers were Matthew Putnam, Drew Smith, Will Joseph, Henderson, Julian Johnson and Richard Amick.

Honorary pallbearers were his fellow members of the West Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

MRS. TOM M. SMITH

Death of Mrs. Tom M. Smith Widely Lamented

When Mrs. Tom M. Smith closed her eyes in death last Monday at her home in Thrasher, the entire community lost a dear friend, a beloved neighbor and, in all, a splendid character whose radiance will continue to bless family and friends by the good she did which still lives after her. Mrs. Smith had been ill for several weeks, but had lived a very active life until this illness forced her to give up the church work she loved, the flowers for which she was noted, and many other works of kindness that filled her daily life for her children and those around her. She was forty-seven years old.

She was Ada Daniels, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Daniels, of the Thrasher community, before her marriage to Mr. Smith when she was a young girl.

Eight children came in time to fill her growing life and responsibilities, sacrifices, new cares and loves which deepened her character into the fine traits which made her so widely loved. She always found time to cultivate her flowers, which grew easily under her care, and which she shared generously wherever their beauty was appreciated. She felt that being a neighbor is a privilege from which one reaps more than one gives, and everyone for whom she could do a kindness was her neighbor. She loved her church work most, because she loved the Lord, and fortunate were the many pupils which she taught in the years she served as a teacher in the Thrasher Baptist Church Sunday school.

She was a member of the DAR.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at eleven a. m. o' clock at the Thrasher Baptist Church with Bro. J. D. Thompson in charge. The pallbearers were: Mr. G. S. E. Lauderdale, John Deaton, Asbury Windham, Charlie McRae, Clarence Rugg and B. A. Furtick. Burial was in the Gaston Cemetery, where the many sorrowing friends and floral tributes attended Mrs. Smith's life of service to others.

Surviving are her father Ellis Daniels, Her Husband, five sons, Howard of Segionsville, Tenn., Donald of Atlanta, Ga., George of Hattiesburg, Gene and Coleman and two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Edge and Miss Irma Smith. Two brothers, Mr. Elmer Daniels and Mr. Clovis Daniels of Thrasher; three sisters, Mrs. Noel Smith of Tupelo, Mrs. Joe Smith of Bruce and Mrs. Fred Smith of Thrasher; an uncle, Mr. Bob Crowe of Rienzi also survive.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 7 August 1936

Submitted by: Ruby Rorie

 

TOMMY SMITH

GUNTOWN - Tommy Smith, 40, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at his residence in Guntown after a sudden illness. He was a native of Lee County and a longtime resident of Guntown. He was an investigator for the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department. He was a 1981 graduate of Saltillo High School. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving from 1981 to 1985, reaching the rank of E-4. He served in Grenada and in the invasion of Buriut. He loved hunting and riding four wheelers. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Saltillo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors with Mr. Sammy Lansdale officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include one daughter, Morgan Elizabeth Smith of Saltillo; his mother, Johnny Smith of Guntown; his fiancee, Vickie Swinney of Guntown; two sisters, Dorothy Vick of Guntown and Cindy Oliver of Saltillo; two brothers, Chico Smith of Nettleton and Jerry Berry of Guntown; his special life-long friend, George Brown of West Point.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gollie Smith.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Hood, Michael Stanford, Britt Smith, Tyler Smith, Randy Tolar, George Brown and Scott Floyd.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department.

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

 

VERA ALENE SMITH

Vera Alene Smith. 93, of Baldwyn, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville after a lengthy illness.

Services were Friday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Johnson officiating. Burial was in East Prentiss Cemetery.

The daughter of the late James Thomas and Lydia Crow McKinney, she was horn and lived all tier life in Prentiss County. She married Joe Dave Smith in 1926, and he preceded her in death in 1996. They lived over fifty years in the South Prentiss community. She was a member of the East Prentiss Baptist Church and a loving mother. She was preceded in death by two sons, Hoyt and Mac Smith: both her sons-in-law, Mitchell Pannell and Jerry Massey, great-grandson; six brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Nelene Pannell and Jo Ann Massey, both of Booneville; two sons, Boyd Smith and his wife, Nita, of Elkhart, Ind., and Junior Smith and his wife. Josie, of Baldwyn: 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren: two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy McKinney and his wife, Jimmie, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Ray McKinney and his wife, Faye, of Booneville.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Michael and Mark Massey and Nicholas Smith and nephews, James, Junior and Johnny McKinney.

 

VIVIAN SMITH

BALDWYN - Vivian Valentine Dixon Smith, 93, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at her home in Baldwyn. She was born Feb. 14, 1911, in Ripley to Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Dixon. She was a public school teacher for 17 years, a business owner and a community volunteer. She was active in the Baptist Church in Salcedo, Mo., and in the women's ministries. Her church activities extended to the Shelby, Cleveland and Aberdeen communities. She worked with her husband at Smith's Realty in Aberdeen. She was a talented seamstress and gardener, drawing her strength from her faith, her family and the love of the land. A devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, she was deeply loved by her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Ark. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Kay Smith Clark and husband, James, of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Aubrey Don Smith of Baldwyn; a sister, Martha Dale Reginold of Blytheville, Ark.; a brother, Cullen Dixon of Blytheville, Ark.; three grandchildren, Allison Clark Tucker, Leslie Catherine Clark and Brett Andrew Smith; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Haleigh Tucker, Rachel Nicole Tucker and Grayson Randal Tucker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.L. Smith.

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

 

W. TAYLOR SMITH

BOONEVILLE - W. Taylor Smith, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at the Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a brief illness He was county Agricultural Extension Service agent in Prentiss County from 1944 until retiring in 1975. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Mississippi County Agents Association in 1956. He served on the public relations committee of the National County Agents Association for a number of years. He was president of the Mississippi County Agents Association in 1957. He received the Superior Service Award from the United States Department of Agriculture in 1967, the highest award given by USDA. He was admitted to the Hall of Fame of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson in 1985. He organized the first feeder pig sale in Mississippi, which led to the organization of eight other such sales in the state. He was past president of the Booneville Rotary Club, serving in 1957, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner, and past Master of the Booneville Lodge 305 FBAM. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville, where he was a deacon and a men's Sunday school teacher for many years. He served as county Savings Bond chairman during World War II. In 1990, the Lee County Awards Festival awarded him the agricultural plaque for outstanding service and dedication to agriculture in Northeast Mississippi.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday al McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones and Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Undine Byrd Smith, one son, Taylor Byrd Smith, and his wife, Nancy Grissom Smith. of Columbus; two sisters, Christine Oakley and Lee Hughes, both of Memphis; one granddaughter, Anne Taylor of Columbus.

Pallbearers will be Dr. James Stanley Long, Junior Roper, Sam Milton, Jim Shirley, Howard Long, Dalton Garner, Norman Taylor Young and Howard Davidson.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Booneville Rotary Club, the Baracca Sunday School Class al the First Baptist Church, Dr. Cliff Cartwright, Dr. David Chase, Dr. Jose Madura, Dr. David Greenhaw, Charles Steen. William L. Gullett and Jeff Williams

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

 

WAYNE SMITH

GOLDEN - Wayne Smith, 66, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at the Tishomingo Living Center in Iuka. He was born March 9, 1938, in Itawamba County. He was a carpenter for 35 years and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Barry Raper and Bro. Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Lonette Smith of Golden; a daughter, Alexia Tucker and husband, Jason, of Dennis; four stepchildren, James D. Evetts of Red Bay, Ala., Michelle Cain and husband, Ray, of Belmont, Ann Deaton and husband, Jamie, of Tishomingo, and Sherry Crandall and husband, Frankie, of Iuka; four sisters, Bobbie Hastings and husband, Jerry, of Hodges, Ala., Betty Nichols and husband, Dwight, of Hamilton, Ala., Gail Timmons and husband, Leland, of Cherokee, Ala., and Judy Martin and husband, Ray, of Golden; two brothers, J.C. Smith of Attalla, Ala., and Donald Smith and wife, Joy, of Nettleton; 13 grandchildren, Connor, Chandler, Dexter, Stephanie, Blake, RenatZ, Donavan, Jordan, Shelby, Eli, Cole, Tyler and Ashley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Shirley Smith, and a brother, Troy Lee Smith.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Timmons, Robert Timmons, Shane Nichols, Ty Nichols, Ray Cain and Dexter Evetts.

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

 

 

WILLIAM SMITH

BALDWYN - William Ervin Smith, 73, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Marvin Henry officiating. Burial will be in the Jernigan Cemetery near Pontotoc.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Rogers of Verona and Rita Russell of Baldwyn; three sons, Terry Smith of Batesville, Jimmy Smith of Verona and Paul Smith of Baldwyn; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Steve Smith.

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

 

WILLIAM SMITH

NEW SITE - William Lee Smith, 58, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was an employee of Dowdle Gas Company and a U. S. Army veteran. He enjoyed hunting and walking.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with R. G. Kreitenstein officiating. The body will be cremated.

Survivors include his wife, Lori Heintzelman Smith of New Site: two sons, James Matthew Smith and Luke Robert Smith of Joliet, Ill.; three daughters, Sandra Lee Smith of Iuka, Billie Mane Smith of Joliet, Ill., and Mega Smith of New Site; a stepdaughter, Jolynn Curry of Joliet, Ill.; his former wife and the mother of his children, Nancy Smith of Joliet, Ill.; a brother, Gary Smith of Mesa, Ariz.; three sisters, Faye Melville of Burnsville, and Judy Medna and Jayne Jelley of Joliet, Ill.; nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C. Aubrey Smith and Anne Ree Henderson.

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

 

 

WILLIE DEE SMITH

Willie Dee Smith, 81, of 208 Sisk Ave., Oxford, died Friday, Nov. 18, at the Oxford Hospital.

Services were Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Jerry Patterson officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was a member of Temple Heights Baptist Church in Oxford and a butcher.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Helton Smith of Oxford; a son, Willie Clyde Smith of Altus, Okla.; two daughters, Naomi Smith Barton of Birmingham, Ala., and Mary Edith Connelly of Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

ZANA LEE SMITH

FULTON - Zana Lee Smith, 90, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center. She was a resident of The Courtyard in Fulton and the retired owner and operator of The Hub. She was a member of the Camp Creek Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years.

Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Martin Jacks and Bro. Clyde Lane Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Francis Gaspie Smith of Fulton; one niece, Ann Norrell of Maryland; several other nieces and nephews; her caregiver, Doris McCarthy of Baldwyn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glaspie Smith; a sister, Zeila McCarthy Wade; and one brother, Esque McCarthy.

Pallbearers will be the deacons of Camp Creek Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

 

KEVIN J. SMITHEY

BALDWYN - Kevin J. Smithey, 37, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at his mother's home. He was a former employee of the Baldwyn Gas and Water Department and a former construction worker. He was disabled. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kesler-Coggins Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Neal Davis officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his mother, Janice Smithey; his grandmother, Lula Mae Rowan; aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Emmit Smithey, and his grandparents, Audie and Annie Ruth Smithey, and Harold H. Rowan.

Pallbearers will be Larry Rowan, Jeff Rowan, Cory Roberts, Keith Samples, Derrick Pridmore and Stewart Cockrell.

Kerry Michael will be an honorary pallbearer.

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

 

MARVIN JESSE SMITHERMAN

Marvin Jesse Smitherman, 87, of Booneville, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 6. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery. Local survivors include his wife of 54 years, Virginia Smith Smitherman of Booneville; and a son, John Stanley Smitherman of Booneville.

 

 

BARBARA ANN SNIPES

Services for Barbara Ann Snipes were Dec. 13 at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Bro. Troy McNutt officiating.

Snipes, 60, died Dec. 11, 2002, at her son's home in Fulton after a long illness.

She was a native of Pine Level, Ala., a former resident of Mooreville and a resident of Fulton since her illness. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Skyline Church of Christ. She enjoyed fishing, attending church and spending time with her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Darinda Cook and her husband, Roy, of Dorsey. a son, Jerry Smith and his wife, Melissa, of Fulton: a sister, Gracie Buchanan of Byhalia; four grandchildren, Jessica Smith and Brent Smith of Fulton, and Kristen Cook and Kellie Cook of Dorsey.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Ricky.

Pallbearers were Chris Hysaw, Jonathan Clark, Rob Goss, Andrew Peel, Billy Smith and Talmadge Smith.

Entombment was in the Lee Memorial Park Mausoleum.

 

 

RAYMOND WALTON SNIPES

Raymond Walton Snipes, 60, of Baldwyn, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at his home. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 25. Burial was in Enterprise Cemetery.

Local survivors include his wife, Carol Horton Snipes of Baldwyn.

 

DESTINY DEJOY SNOW

Infant Destiny DeJoy Snow died Thursday, February 22, 2001 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth Ms

Survivors include her parents, Kenneth & Hope Snow of Corinth Ms, a brother, Kentarus Snow, a sister Kennisha Snow, Grandparents, Michael & Ernestine Crawford of Holly Springs Ms
Brenda Wyatt of Corinth.

Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Funeral service Private Graveside Service, Bro. Charlie Browning will officiate

Interment will be in the Forrest Memorial Park

 

 ELIZABETH SOBR

CORINTH - Elizabeth Sobr, 88, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at her home. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. She was the widow of Frank J. Sobr.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge.

Survivors include a son, Frank Sobr of Glen; two daughters, Elizabeth Fabian and husband, James, of Park Falls, Wis., and Dorothy Goode and husband, Roy, of Glen; a sister, Helen C. Yurik of Illinois; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Hospice, 1801 S. Harper Road, Box 24, Corinth MS 38834.

 

LAMAR SOLOMON

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Robert Lamar Solomon, 82, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif. He was a native of Tishomingo and had lived for many years in California. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of World War II, during which time he was a prisoner of war for 19 months in Germany. He was a retired roofer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cutshall Funeral Home chapel in Iuka with Bro. James Herman Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Randy and Lisa Solomon and Scott and Cheri Solomon, all of San Jose, Calif.; one sister, Jennie Mae Rushing of Tishomingo; two grandchildren, Zachary and Joshua Solomon of San Jose.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Rast Solomon; his parents, Milton and Florence Solomon; a brother, Leon Solomon; and a baby sister, Eva.

Pallbearers will be James Browning, Tulon Keith, Ray Dawson, Willis Page, James Ray Page and James Robert Solomon.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday until service time at the funeral home.

 

MARY C. SORRELL

CORINTH – Mary C. Crayton Sorrell, 92, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at the Alcorn County Health and Rehab Center after an extended illness. She had serves as a member of the Stewardess Board, Missionary Society and Choir until her health failed.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the City Road Temple C.M.E. with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery. Grayson’s Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, James Hollis (Lynda) Crayton of Corinth; one daughter, Rosemary Crayton (Rufus) Barnett of Corinth; three grandchildren, Torris Crayton, Alicia Barnett and Jessica Crayton; two great-grandchildren, Issac Crayton and Chyna Crayton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ida Conwill; four sisters, Ida B. Stewart, Berniece Patterson, Verdell Elliott and Odessa Brooks.

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

 

XZAVIER SORRELL

BOONEVILLE - Xzavier Marquiese Sorrell, infant, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Springhill Cemetery with the Rev. Ada Christian officiating. Grayson's Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Belarie Nicole Nunn and Marcus Aerison Sorrell; a brother, Marquiese D. Horton of Jackson; his grandparents, Karen Burress of Booneville, Billy Bradice Mills of Jackson, and Jacqueline and Antione Sorrell of Jackson.

 

CASEY JUNIOR SOUTH

Casey Junior South, 61, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Delta Medical Center in Memphis.

Services were Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mavous Phifer officiating. Burial was in Jackson Camp Cemetery.

He was born July 29, 1939, in Prentiss County, the son of Casey Luther South and Ruby Evelyn Owens South. He was a member of Belleview Baptist Church in Memphis. He was a welder in the industrial construction industry.

He is survived by a son, Christopher South of Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Sue Munday and her husband, Paul, of Spokane, Wash.; a brother, Jerry South and his wife, Dot, of Wheeler; five sisters, Joyce Wilson of Booneville, Jane Worley and her husband, James, of Burton, Betty Blount and her husband, Gene, of West Point, Mary Shumpert and her husband, Ray, of Nettleton, and Tina Moore and her husband, Duane, of Saltillo; four grandchildren; a special friend, caregiver and bookkeeper, Verdean Rose.

 

DELTON SOUTH

IUKA - Delton South, 68, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church for 54 years and was retired from Conalco after 35 years of employment.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the New Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Bell and Bro. T. E. Davis officiating. Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, of 51 years, Ruby South of Iuka; his mother, Frances South of Iuka; one son, Steve South and wife, Debbie, of Anniston, Ala.; one daughter, Dianne S. Butrico and husband, Anthony, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Roy South and wife, Annette, of Collierville, Tenn., and Sam South and wife, Shelia, of Falkner; four sisters, Louise Lambert and husband, Roger, Wanda Prewitt and husband, James, Ona Hazelwood and Della Puckett, all of Iuka; four grandchildren, Angie Mills and husband, Kelly, and Priscilla Rosebury and husband, Shane, all of Corinth, Steven South and Justin South, both of Anniston, Ala.; five great-grandchildren, Kaila and Amy Lee Shaw, and Ashley, Haley and Destiny Rosebury, all of Corinth.

Pallbearers will be Tim Puckett, Keith Puckett, Darryl Hazelwood, Jeff Hazelwood, Jason Lambert and Josh Lambert. Honorary pallbearers include Dusty Puckett, Tyler Barnes, Bro. Billy Paul Feltman, Duck South, Wilmer Locke and Troy South.

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

 

ESTHER G. SOUTH

BURNSVILLE - Esther G. South, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Harmony Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Louie Williams and Bro. Billy Paul Feltman officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Arlie South and wife, Jewell, of Burnsville and Howard South and wife, Viola, of Iuka; two daughters, Peggy Thorne and husband, Hosea, of Iuka, and Wanda Rhodes and husband, Don, of Corinth; a stepson, Kenneth South and wife, Peggy, of Iuka; a stepdaughter, Rhoda Gray of Burnsville; two brothers, Houston Gann of Burnsville and Billy Gann of Iuka; her grandchildren, Cheryl Hannon of Jackson, Tenn., Jeffery South of Corinth, Janet Williams of Hartselle, Ala., Lisa Odom and Patricia Miller, both of Iuka; seven stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren, T.J. Miller, John Mark Odom, Kaleigh Stricklen, Sarah Odom and Madelyn Holmes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. South; a brother, Cecil Gann; and a sister, Hazel Coleman.

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

 

ETOIL SOUTH

GOLDEN - Etoil Walker South, 93, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Dogwood Plantation Care Center.  She was born Feb. 28, 1908, in the Donovan Community of Itawamba County to Mose M. and Shaler C. Guin Walker.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Golden Methodist Church for more than 70 years.

Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Senter Funeral Home Chapel, Fulton, Miss., with Mike Deaton and Russ Crosswhite officiating.  Burial was in Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, Miss.

Survivors include two daughters, Billie Davis and husband Buster, of Fulton, Miss., and Jacqulin Duncan and husband, Ralph of Fort Walton Beach, FL; five grandchildren, Karen Sedlecky and husband Alex of Tampa, FL, Pam Horton and husband Michael of Oxford, Miss., Kim Duncan of Navarre, FL,  Patti Bennett and husband Trent of Fulton, Miss., and Jodi Gerkin and husband, Jim of Shalimar, FL; 10 great grandchildren, Holley Black Dixon and husband Jay, Ryan Black, Wendi Bennett, Tab Bennett, Micah Horton, Davis Horton, Ricki Duncan, Reece Duncan, Burton Gerkin, and Duncan Gerkin; two great-great grandchildren, Samantha and Hunter Dixon; a brother, Q. T. Walker of New Albany, Miss.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephens "Steve" South in 1978; one sister, Autry Miller, and two brothers, Ray Walker and Carl Walker.

Pallbearers were Kim Duncan, Michael Horton, Trent Bennett, Tab Bennett, Reece Duncan and Davis Horton.

Honorary pallbearers were employees of Dogwood Plantation Care Center.

Source: Belmont and Tishomingo Journal, Volume 32   Wednesday, July 11, 2001

 

FERN SOUTH

GLEN - Fern McAfee South, 89, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at the Chester County Health Care Facility in Henderson, Tenn. She was born April 23, 1915, in Counce, Tenn., to Fred and Ella Counce McAfee. She was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife to Ernest South for 63 years and strongly committed mother to Ira for 57 years.

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

Survivors include one son, Ira South of Glen; one brother, Ralph McAfee and wife, Judy, of Forrestnic, Md.; two sisters, Leah Cox and Wanda Cox and husband, Gordon, all of Henderson, Tenn.; her care givers, Norman and Ann Cox; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest "Timer" South; two brothers, Clarence and Bert McAfee; two sisters, Ruth Johnson and Fredna Miller.

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

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children's Home, 7575 Old Canton Road, Madison, MS 39110.

 

J. S. "STEVE" SOUTH

Jimmie Stephens "Steve" South, 70, Golden, died Sunday morning, November 12, 1978, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.  He was born April 17, 1908, to Sidney South and Sally Stephens South.

He was a member of the Golden Chapel Methodist Church and a 32nd degree Mason.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 13, at the Golden Chapel Church with burial in the Belmont City Cemetery.  The Rev. Danny Rowland and the Rev. W. T. Dexter officiated with Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Etoil South of Golden; two daughters, Mrs. Billie South Davis of Fulton, Mrs. Jacqulin "Jackie" South Duncan of Fort Walton Beach, FL; four sisters, Mrs. Rena Bridges of Golden, Mrs. Edna Hargett, Mrs. Eloise Bullen both of Red Bay, AL and Mrs. Mollie Willis of New Bern, NC.

Source: Belmont and Tishomingo Journal

 

J.T. "TED" SOUTH

Services Held For "Ted" South

J.T. "Ted" South, 67, died Saturday, March 28, 1992 at Magnolia Hospital. He was a member of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church and a retired security guard with Corinth Uniforms.

Services were at 3 p.m. Monday at Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Herman Clark, Elder Ricky Taylor and Edler Roger Browning officiating. Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lylath South of Burnsville; one daughter, Margaret Clark of Burnsville; two sons, Tommy South and Larry South, both of Burnsville; two sisters, Earnestine Trimble of Burnsville and Melvine Walker of Carpentersville, Ill.; six brothers, N.C. "Red" South of Iuka, Wallace South and Bobby South, both of Glen, Mackey South and Charles South, both of Corinth, and Truman South of Burnsville; two grandsons, Freddie and Bradley Clark, a son in law Freddie Clark.

 

MARY SOUTH

BURNSVILLE - Mary Iness South, 20, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, on High­way 32. She was born Aug. 16, 1983, in Alcorn County. She was a 2001 honor graduate of Tishomingo County High School, where she was a member of the Beta Club and chorus. She received an associate's degree in history from North­east Mississippi Community College, where she was on the dean's list. She was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and participated in state competitions. She was continuing her education at Northeast in the radiol­ogy department. She was one of 15 se­lected to a radiology tech team and was doing her clinical work at the ECM Hos­pital in Florence, Ala. She was a member of the Berea Church of Christ. She en­joyed reading and collecting miniature teapots.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Jim Estes officiating. Burial will be in Little Flock Cemetery in Burnsville.

Survivors include her parents, Ray and Janice Briley South of Burnsville; a broth­er, Benjamin South and wife, Jennifer, of Burnsville; a sister, Heather Richardson of Slidell, La.; three nieces, Ashlie and Sa­vannah Richardson, and Sierra South; cousins, Anna Hill and husband, David, and their children, Davis, Tucker, and Bri­ley Hill.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Raymond South Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Kelmer Briley.

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

 

MRS. SALLY STEPHENS SOUTH

Mrs. Sally Stephens South Dies at 84 Years of Age

Mrs. Sally Stephens South of Golden passed away on Wednesday, October 29, at Booneville hospital when she suffered a fatal heart attack.  Funeral services were conducted on Friday afternoon, October 31, at Golden Methodist Church with the Rev. S. J. Hull and Rev. J. O. Fiffer officiating.  Burial was in Kirkville Cemetery, Itawamba County, near Marietta, Miss.

Mrs. South had been a resident of the Golden community for 30 years.

She is survived by 7 children; two sons, J. S. "Steve" South of Golden, R. Q. "Crit" South of Charleston, SC; five daughters, Mrs. Belvie Spigner of Marietta, Mrs. Barton Hargett (Edna) of Zion, IL, Mrs. Oliver Bridges (Rena) of Golden, Mrs. Otis Bullen (Eloise) of Betrand, MO,  and Mrs. George Willis (Mollie) of Grantsboro, NC; twenty six grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren; three half brothers, Earnest Stephens, Dewey Stephens, and Dewitt Stephens all of Marietta and one half sister, Mrs. Ovie Rogers of Pontotoc, Miss.

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MR. W. S. SOUTH

Mr. W. S. South Dies of Heart Attack

Mr. William Sidney "Sid" South, 83 years, 8 months, and 20 days of age, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, O. G. Bridges in Golden, Wednesday, October 29, from a heart attack.  Mr. South had been well as usual and was eating his evening meal when he was stricken ill and fell from his chair and was dead in seconds.

Mr. South was well known and had a large circle of friends.  He enjoyed his friends and enjoyed being a friend.  He was a member of the Methodist church and had been for a long number of years.

Deceased is survived by his widow, Sally Stephens South, and seven children; five daughters, Mrs. O. G. Bridges (Rena),  and Mrs. Edna Hargett of Golden, Mrs. Belvie Spigner, Zion IL, Mrs. Otis Bullen (Eloise), Red Bay, Mrs. Mollie Willis, Grantsboro, NC; two sons, Steve South, Golden MS,  Ruby "Crit" South, Sheffield; 28 grandchildren, and other relatives.

Funeral service was held at the Golden Methodist Church Friday afternoon at one o'clock conducted by Rev. Wilson Ray, assisted by Rev. W. A. Hamilton in the presence of a large circle of friends.  Burial was in Kirkville Cemetery, Itawamba County, with Deaton funeral home in charge.

Source:The Belmont and Tishomingo Journal

 

WILLIAM M. "GOOSE" SOUTH

William M. "Goose" South, 75, of the Burton community, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Services were Monday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. at Cutshall Funeral Chapel in Glen with Bro. David Krech and Bro. William H. Burcham officiating. Burial was in Forked Oak Cemetery.

Mr. South was born in Prentiss County on June 6, 1928. He moved several times, having lived in Portland, Ore., for 20 years, Decatur, Ala., for 10 years and Tupelo, Miss., for 12 years.

He retired in 1990 to his farm in Burton which is known as the 'Big Goose Ranch."

While employed at Blue Line Transport in Portland, Ore., he earned a certificate for driving one million miles without an accident.

He later drove for B&B Concrete and worked on the construction of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway with Peter Kiewitt. He was a Christian, and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed traveling and ad visited Fiji, Mexico, Hawaii, New Zealand and many other laces. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Felker South of Burton; one son, Phillip M. South and his wife, Karen, of Vancouer, Wash.; one daughter, Jennifer South Dempster and her husband, Martin, of Hamilton, New Zealand; two brothers, Armon South and his wife, Vern, of Burton, and Orville South and his life, Teresa, of Kirkville; a sister, Peggy South Mann and her husband, Robert, of Booneville; two grandchildren, Matthew Phillip South and Samuel Phillip South, both of Vancouver, Wash.; two nephews; six nieces; special friends, Jerri Kelly of Tupelo, and her grandson, Kelly Lang of Gravette, Ark., and Dr. Leonard Pratt and family of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Luther and Ruth Moss South; and two brothers, Justis South and James Benton South.

Pallbearers were Hoyt Strickland, J.E. Wheelington, Phillip South, Tommy South, James Tennyson and Robert Mann. Honorary pallbearers were Jennifer S. Dempster, Larry Bryant, James Hisaw, Aaron Carter and Dwight Brown.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCIFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, One St. Jude Place Bldg., P.O. Box 00, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552.

 

JANET SOUTHARD

CORINTH – Janet Southard, 45, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She attended Biggersville High School. She was a member of Oak Grove CME Church and an employee of the Hampton Inn of Corinth. A devoted mother and grandmother, she was a loving and caring person to everyone she met and will be greatly missed.

Services will be at noon Friday at Oak Grove CME Church with the Rev. Anita Keith officiating. Burial will be in the Annie Dilworth Cemetery in Biggersville. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her father, Owen Southard of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Siobhan Angienet Stewart and husband, Dennis, of Dallas, Texas, and Gena Pritchard and husband, Sandy, of Corinth; three sisters, Rennett Hurd and Linda Southard of Corinth, and Betty R. Jones and husband, Johnny Ray, of Glen; a special aunt, Annie Mae Jones of Corinth; a special cousin, Corlis Carpenter of Corinth; two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillye Bell Jones.

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

 

 

R. Q. "CRIT" SOUTH

R. Q. "Crit," South, 60, Route 1, Golden, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis.

Mr. South was a merchant, a Mason, and a member of the Scottish Rites.

Funeral services will be held at the Golden Chapel United Methodist Church of which he was a member with the Rev. Rodney Borders officiating.  Burial will be in the Belmont City Cemetery with Deaton Funeral Home in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eulila Shook South; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Skinner, Iuka; one brother, J. S. South, Golden; four sisters, Mrs. Rena Bridges, Golden, Mrs. Edna Hargett, Booneville, Mrs. Eloise Bullen, Red Bay, AL, Mrs. Mollie Willis, Newburn, NC; three grandchildren."

 

EVELYN LONETTE SOUTHWARD

Evelyn Lonette Southward, 83, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was an employee of the Tishomingo Public Library for more than 20 years, and a member of the Tishomingo United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Lovingly known as "Tootie," she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tishomingo United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl McAnally and the Rev. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial was in Tishomingo Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Bill Southward of Tishomingo; two

sons, Billy Southward and wife, Veda, of Booneville, and Jim Southward and wife, Mitzi, of Jackson; a sister, Carolyn Heer of Tishomingo; five grandchildren, Suzanne Southward, Wes Southward and Andrew Southward, all of Booneville and Laine Southward and Lindsey Southward, both of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Maude Savage.

Pallbearers were Jim Bums, James Tennyson, Gary Taylor, Kirby McRae, Kint McClung and James Browning.

Honorary pallbearers were Bob Betts, Dan Starkey and Stanley Howie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tishomingo Public Library, 1292 Main St., Tishomingo MS 38873.

 

JAMES SOUTHWARD

IUKA - James Alfred Southward, 67, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a native of Tishomingo County. He was a logger and a member of Carters Branch Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carters Branch Baptist Church. Burial will be in Carters Branch Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Goodloe of Tuscumbia, Ala., Shelia Bennett of Cherokee, Ala., and Mary Goodloe of Kansas City, Mo.; four sons, James R. Southward, James Earl Johnson and Timmothy Johnson, all of Florence, Ala., and William Southward of Holly Springs; three sisters, Ruby Mae Brock of Tishomingo, Emma Southward Reed of Flint, Mich., and Nellie Thompson of Florence, Ala.; a brother, Joe Davis Southward of Florence, Ala.; several grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

 

MARY SOUTHWARD

IUKA - Mary Debbie King Slaughter Southward, 62, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a graduate of the Iuka School System. She was a certified nursing assistant and monitor technician, employed with the Iuka Hospital for 33 1/2 years. She enjoyed pictures, music and flowers.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Dennis Rainer officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors incude her father, King Slaughter; two sons, Calvin Southward and Johnnie Southward; two daughters, Janie Tensley and Melissa Bennett; a brother, Lawrence Neal; a sister, Parneice Johnson; six grandchildren, Anthony Tensley, Marie Tensley, Cortina Bennett, Kendrick Bennett, Martin Southward and Jonhain Southward.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Southward; her mother, Elsie Neal; a brother, James Neal; and her grandmothers, Theoda Brown and Litha Slaughter.

Pallbearers will be Willie Coman, Cleveland Southward, Bobbie Southwrd and Jimmie Southward.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Iuka.

 

BILL SOUTHWARD

TISHOMINGO - William W. "Bill" Southward, 86, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, in Booneville. He was a former vocational instructor at the Tishomingo Vocational Complex and the previous owner of the Corner Grocery in Tishomingo. He was a member of the Tishomingo United Methodist Church and a former member of the Tishomingo County School Board. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a past commander of the American Legion.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tishomingo United Methodist Church with Bro. Bill Burcham and Bro. Gary Glazier officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Billy and Veda Southward of Booneville, and Jim and Mitzi Southward of Jackson; three brothers, Hal Southward and Fairless Southward, both of Tishomingo, and Joe Southward of Tunica; a sister, Ophelia Puckett of Meadville; five grandchildren, Suzanne Hanley and husband, Martin, Wes Southward and wife, Camille, and Andrew Southward, all of Booneville, and Laine Southward and Lindsey Southward, both of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lonette Southward, and a brother, Tom Southward.

Pallbearers will be Jim Burns, Gary Taylor, James Tennyson, Martin Hanley, Kent McClung and Kirby McRae.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

Memorials may be made to the Tishomingo United Methodist Church.

 

MRS. ANNIE M. SPAIN

Mrs. Annie M. Spain, 97, of 203 S. Fourth St., Booneville, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 1985, at Aletha Lodge Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Services were Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan officiating, Burial was in Osborne Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Spain was the widow of John L. Spain. She was a housewife and a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, John L. Spain Jr. of Memphis; two daughters, Miss Virginia Ann Spain of Booneville and Ruby MacMillan of Albuquerque,

N.M.; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Moore of Booneville and Mrs. Edna Howser of Granada Hills, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

GENNIE M. SPAIN

Gennie M. Spain, 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at her residence.

Services were Monday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at Wolf Creek M.B. Church with the Rev. Author Gamble officiating and the Rev. V.L. Cummings assisting. Burial was in Wolf Creek Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Spain was the daughter of the late Aaron and Gussie Gamble. She was a member of Wolf Creek M.B. Church. In 1969, she married John B. Spain, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by four sons, the Rev. A.L. Gamble and his wife, Mildred, of Little Rock, Lee Curtis Gamble, Ray Charles Gamble and Lee Vester Gamble, all of Booneville; two daughters, Mae Faye Simmons and Erma Warren, both of Booneville; four sisters, Lillie Bankhead of Milwaukee, Hattie Betts and Georgia Woods of Cleveland, Ohio and Tina Miller of Booneville; one brother, Cecil Gamble of Booneville; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Annie Faye Chandler.

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HAZEL MORGAN SPAIN

Hazel Morgan Spain, 83, a lifelong resident of Booneville, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, May 2, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Spain was the widow of Harold Spain. She owned and managed Spain Appliance Company and assisted her husband with Spain Equipment Company. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she supported the church and its activities. She was a member and former president of the Business and Professional Women's Club and received its outstanding member award. She supported charitable fund-raisings and directed several Heart Association Campaigns.

She is survived by two sons, William H. Spain of Birmingham and Dr. Robert S. Spain of Auburn, Ala.; a brother-in-law, C. F. Jackson of Macon, Miss.; two grandchildren, Daniel H. Spain and Amanda A. Spain; and two stepgrandchildren, Jonathan Ahem and Joshua Ahem.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Nadine M. Jackson.

 

 

LUCY SPAIN

Lucy Spain, 102, of Booneville, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Friday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones and Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Spain was born in Obion County, Tenn., on Jan. 17, 1899, to the late Charlie and Maggie Wheeler Isbell, one of four children, moving to Mississippi at the age of 13. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville. She worked at Duckworth Drug Co. and retired from Floyd Drug. Co.

She is survived by her daughter, Mildred Elder of Booneville; two granddaughters, Gloria Elder of Booneville and Sherry Davis and her husband, Jerry, of Columbus; three great-grandchildren, Melissa Boleman and her husband, Todd, of Biloxi, Greg Davis and his wife, Jennifer, of Pasadena, Calif., and Candace Gibson and her husband, Jeffrey of Oxford; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glynton Spain; two sisters, Erma Lee Caruthers and Sadie Isbell; and one brother, Thurman Isbell.

Pallbearers were Dr. Webster Cleveland, Don Eubank, Milton Floyd, Kermit Jones, Thomas Keenum, Hubert McDaniel, David Moore, Herman Waters and L. C. Wright.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Booneville or the Baptist Children's Home in Jackson, Miss.

 

MRS. MARY D. SPAIN

Rites Held Tues. For Mrs. Mary D. Spain

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Dandridge Spain of Booneville were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. W. L. Wallace, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mrs. Spain died about 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Trollinger Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was a native of Prentiss County and a member of the Methodist Church. She was 83.

She leaves two step-daughters, Mrs. Ward Stephen, and Mrs. Sid Stephens.

 

MARY STEWARD

CORINTH - Mary Frances Steward, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and a retired factory employee.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, Larry Steward of Michie, Tenn.; a daughter, Ann Smith and husband, Hayden, of Corinth; two sisters, Lorraine Martindale, and Elizabeth Hill and husband, Chuck, all of Corinth; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank G. Steward; her parents, Oscar and Mary Jolly; three brothers, Oddie, Clarence and Jack Jolly; three sisters, Beulah Lloyd, Annie Lou McCoy and Ruth Barnett; and a grandchild, Chad Smith.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today.

 

TOMMY WAYNE SPAIN SR.

Tommy Wayne Spain Sr., 59, of Tallahassee, FL, formerly of Booneville, died Thursday, April 16, 2002, in Tallahassee.

Local survivors include a brother, Orval Spain of Booneville.

 

LLOYD SPARKMAN

Lloyd Auverne Sparkman entered into life eternal with Jesus on November 18, 2004, while surrounded by his loving family at his Gulfport home.

Born to Woody Theodore and Clara Kolb Sparkman on May 15, 1925, Mr. Sparkman, the fifth of eight children, learned steadfast devotion to family in Webster County, Mississippi. On December 21, 1946, he began his own family by taking Ollie Sue Booth as his wife and companion til the end. Out of their loving union, six children were born. Two sons greeted their father upon his arrival in Heaven. Remaining on Earth to cherish their father's memory are son, Aubrey Keith Sparkman of Austin, Texas; daughter, Susan Sparkman Boney of Gulfport, Mississippi; son, Breland Kolb Sparkman of Long Beach, Mississippi; and daughter, Sparkie K. Spell of Gulfport, Mississippi. Also remembering him are their spouses, his eight grandchildren, five siblings, numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Sparkman never met a stranger. A devoted provider to more than just his family, his childhood anecdotes and loyal work ethic will live on in the lives and memories of those blessed by his presence.

A graveside service will be held Monday, November 22, 1:00 p.m., at the National Cemetery in Biloxi. Friends may call at the Sparkman family home before and after this service.

In accordance with their father's wishes, the family requests flowers or donations be sent to Robinson Road Baptist Church of Gulfport or Gideons International, c/o Marion C. Long, 12327 Herring Rd., Gulfport MS 39503.

Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, Hwy. 49 North, Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AUDREY SPARKS

Audrey Faye Ramey Sparks, 88, of Marietta, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Services were Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial was in Sloam Cemetery.

Mrs. Sparks was a member of Sloam United Methodist Church since 1936 and a housewife. She loved sewing and listening to gospel music. She was the widow of Jesse Paul Sparks.

She is survived by one daughter, Delene Gann and her husband, Quindon, of Marietta; two sons, Jesse Lawrence Sparks and his wife, Pattie, of Baldwyn, and Don Sparks and his wife, Carolyn, of Nettleton; three sisters, Aloha Fugitt of Tuscumbia, Ala., Hilda Rhoads of Corinth and Bobbie Ashley of Florence, Ala.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Ophie Ramey; her husband, Jesse Paul Sparks; a son, James Richard Sparks; two sisters, Beatrice Farrar and Vota Hohn; and one grandson, Kipp Sparks.

 

 

BELVA SPARKS

BOONEVILLE - Belva Sanders Sparks, 100, died Monday, March 20, 1995, at the Life Care Center in Pueblo, Colo., after a brief illness. She was a homemaker, a member of Forked Oak Baptist Church and^ the widow of Abe Sparks.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thurs- day at Forked Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Johnson and the Rev. Horace McCombs officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Janie Wood and Mosell Hargett, both of Pueblo, and Eunelle Bullard of Booneville; one sister, Annie William Sylac of Alabama; five grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

BERNICE SPARKS

BELMONT - Bernice Ivy Sparks, 84, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Tishomingo Manor. She was born April 10, 1919, in Tishomingo County to the late Rev. C.L. and Ella Ivy. She was a homemaker. She also worked at the Senior Citizens Center at Tishomingo State Park for 15 years. She was an active member of New Bethel Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at New Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. William McClellan and Earl McAnally officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Syble Clement, Wanda Winstead, and Ann Elrod and husband, Glen, all of Belmont; six sons, Harold Sparks and wife, Julia, W.C. Sparks and wife, Theresa, and Ralph Sparks, all of Belmont, Clyne Sparks and wife, Norma, of Eads, Tenn., Philip Sparks and wife, Bonnie, of Dennis, and Ricky Sparks and wife, Pat, of Tishomingo; four sisters, Mary McAnally, Gladdis Wigginton and Rada Malone, all of Belmont, and Mildred Sartain of Booneville; 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross C. Sparks, and two granddaughters, Pam Sparks and Teresa Sparks.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue at the church until service time today.

 

BEULAH P. SPARKS

MIDDLETON, TENN. - Beulah P. Sparks, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was a retired employee of Sequentia Corporation and a member of the Oakland Baptist Church. She was considered by her family to be the best mother ever.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Oakland Baptist Church near Walnut with Bro. James Melton officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Frank Sparks of Middleton, Tenn., four sons, William Thomas Joyner and his wife, Sonya, of Walnut, Larry Joyner of Middleton, Tenn., and Barry Joyner and his wife, Barbara, and Jerry Joyner, all of Memphis; three daughters, Frances Brumley and her husband, James, of Savannah, Tenn., Minnie Martindahe and her husband, Carroll, of Walnut, and Sandra Harder and her husband, Don, of Middleton, Tenn.; a sister, Rosie Williams of Benton, Ark.; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Minnie Beesinger Harris; a son, Franklin Ray Joyner; two sisters, Margie Joyner and Alice Gill; and three brothers, Tom Harris, Bill Harris and Charlie Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Terry Joyner, Tommy Joyner Carroll Martindale Jr., Quitman Hopkins, Scotty Pulse, Steven Pulse, Ritchie Joyner, Barry Joyner Jr., Tim Joyner and Larry Joyner Jr.,

Visitation will continue at the church until service time today.

 

 

CLARA B. SPARKS

BOONEVILLE - Clara B. Sparks, 72, died Sunday at the Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was a semi-retired hair dresser and a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillian Funeral Home Chapel Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Vera Whisenant and Mary Nichols both of Booneville, and Irma Goog of Ocoee, Fla.

 

 

DAISY SPARKS

Daisy Sparks, 81, of Beach Park, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in Waukegan, Ill.

Services were Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Little Brown Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Little Brown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Spark, was born Aug. 28, 1920, near Burnsville to the late John and Audie Belle Ross Lindgram. She retired from Walgreen’s in Waukegan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bernard Sparks; an infant son, Roy B. Sparks: a granddaughter, Tomekin Blanton; and two sisters, Lorene Baldwyn and Gracie Crabb.

She is survived by three daughters, Ethel Blan ton of Beach Park, Ill., Anna Mae Thomas of Desplaines. Ill., and Janie Louise Dowe and her bus hand. Afrcd, of Savannah, Tenn., four sons, Don. ald Gene Sparks of Moms Chapel, Tenn., Billy Wayne Sparks and his wife. Linda, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., Troy Lee Sparks and his wife, Fay. of Hanahan, S. C., and Joseph Leon Sparks and his wife, Pat, of Lion, Ill.; one sister, Mildrec Fay Power of Conroe. Texas; two brothers, John. ny Ray Lindgram and his wife, Helen. of Conroe Texas, and James Edward Lingram and his wife, Eunice, of Kountz, Texas; a step-brother, Johnny Lindgram: 21 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, 4705 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL, 60076.

 

REV. DANNY VINSON SPARKS

The Rev. Danny Vinson Sparks, 39, of Route 1, Belmont, died Saturday, Feb, 1, 1992, at his home.

Services were Monday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at Thrasher Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Cobb, the Rev. Randy Bostick and the Rev. Mike Johnson officiating.

Burial was in Allen Cemetery in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Sparks was pastor and member of Thrasher Baptist Church. He was a member of Ecru Masonic Lodge and president of the Ministerial Administration at Blue Mountain College.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Sparks; two sons, Joshua Sparks and Caleb Sparks. both of the home; a daughter, Becky Sparks, of the home: his mother, Maxine Sanders of Huntsville, Ala.; his father, Dalton Sparks of Tupelo: a sister, Judy Humphries of Belmont; a brother; Tim Sparks of Huntsville; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Tommy Moody, Wade Sparks, Jerry Henley, Gerald Collum, Danny Thompson, Barry Hickman and the deacons of 'Thrasher Baptist Church.

 

 

MR. JAMES OLIVER SPARKS

NEW SITE - Mr. James Oliver Sparks, 62, died at home Tuesday night, January 27, 1970. He was born August 29, 1907 to the late Sally and Jim Tom Sparks.  Services for Mr. Sparks, who was a Methodist and a farmer, were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 1970 at Sloam Methodist Church with Bro. Jake Barnes and Bro. Walter Carpenter officiating.  Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with McMillian Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Verna Johnson Sparks; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Faye Sparks of New Site; three daughters and sons-in-law, Evonelle and J. W. Greene of Marietta, Janell and George Massey of Laughlin AFB in Texas, Mary Von and Arvie Kirk of Florence, Alabama; three brothers, Tom Sparks of Corinth, Jesse Sparks of Jumpertown, Will Sparks of Marietta; one sister, Ruth McElyea of Marietta; 12 grandchildren, Gayle Sparks of Tupelo, Kaye, Kenny, Mike, And Regenia Sparks of New Site, Ronald and Karen Massey of Laughlin AFB in Texas, Ricky, Terry, Jake, and Sharla Greene of Marietta, and Tony Kirk of Florence, Alabama.

 

 

 

DR. JERRY SPARKS

BATESVILLE - Dr. Jerry David Sparks, 58, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at his home in Smyrna, Ga. He was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Booneville to James Clay and Velma West Sparks. He was a retired teacher after 32 years. He was a 1961 graduate of Batesville High School. He received his B. S. degree from Mississippi State University in 1965 and his master's degree from the University of Mississippi He attended the University of Indiana on a full fellowship and received his Ph.D. in media. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Batesville.

Services will be al 2 p.m. today at the Lee Chapel of the First Baptist Church in Batesville with Dr. Robert Self and the Rev. Alan Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in Fattest Memorial Park in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Velma West Sparks of Batesville; rive sisters, Julia Faye Sparks Durant of Alpine, Texas, and Janice Sparks Barren of Locos Grove, Calif.

There will be no visitation.

 

 

J. C. SPARKS

BATESVILLE - James Clay Sparks, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at the Batesville Manor Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 12, 1912, in Prentiss County to Shelton and Mattie Taylor Sparks. He was a retired manager of Taylor Lumber Co. of Batesville after 27 years. He was a member and former deacon of First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Alan Kilgore and Dr. Robert E. Self officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Velma West Sparks of Batesville; two daughters, Julia Faye Sparks Duratit of Alpine, Texas, and Janice Spark Barrett of Locust Grove, Ga.; one son, Jerry D. Sparks of Siwma, Ga.; one sister, Ida Lee Sparks McCutchen of Rienzi.

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

 

 

JAMES K. SPARKS

NEW SITE - James K. Sparks, 68, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was a retired principal at New Site. He was a member and trustee of Sloam United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services were at Sloam United Methodist Church with the Rev. W. L. Wallace Jr. and the Rev. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial was in Sloam Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Eula Faye Sparks; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle and Paul Hall of Baldwyn, and Kaye and Tommy Shook of Booneville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Beth Anne Sparks, and Kenny and Cynthia Sparks, all of New Site, and Michael and Becky Sparks of Marietta; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Janie and George Massey, and Evie and J. W. Green, all of Marietta, and Mary Von and Arvie Kirk of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Jamie Sparks, Jessica Sparks, Nathan Sparks, Missy Sparks, Chris Sparks, Jeff Roberts, Brandi Roberts Tilley, Greg Hall and Gina Hall; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb Roberts and Cody Hall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Verna Sparks, and a daughter, Regenia Sparks.

His grandsons and nephews were pallbearers.

 

JESSE PAUL SPARKS

Jesse Paul Sparks, 71, of Route 1, Marietta, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1985.

Services were Friday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Fabian Clark and Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial was in Sloam Cemetery.

Mr. Sparks was a retired school teacher and a Methodist. -

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Audrey Ramey Sparks; three sons, James Richard Sparks of Jackson, Miss., Lawrence Sparks of Baldwyn and the Rev. Don Sparks of Fulton; a daughter, Mrs. Delene Gann of Baldwyn; a sister, Mrs. Ruth McElyea of Murray, Ky. ; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

JIM SPARKS

RAYMOND - James Richard "Jim" Sparks, 62, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at his home after a brief illness. He was an insurance agent and a member of the First Baptist Church in Camden, Ark.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial will be in Sloam Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Sparks; his mother, Audrey Sparks of Marietta; one daughter, Dionne Sparks of Raymond; one sister, Delene Gann of Marietta; two brothers, Lawrence Sparks of Baldwyn and Don Sparks of Fulton; one grandson, Joshua Daniel Upton of Crystal Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father, J. P. Sparks.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today.

 

 

JAMES WILLIAM SPARKS

James William Sparks, 81, died Friday, March 26, 1999, in Toledo, Ohio, after several years of failing health.

He was born June 27, 1917, to Alma (McCoy) Sparks and Arthur Sparks of New Site. In 1950 he moved to Zion, Ill., where he was employed in industry.

Mr. Sparks retired from American Motors and continued to live in Zion, Ill. He enjoyed gardening and canning the vegetables he grew.

Funeral services were held in Toledo, Ohio, on March 29 at noon with Pastor Mike Brewer of the Bible Temple officiating. Walter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his daughter, Edith Schulman and her husband, David, of Toledo; two sons, James Bernard Sparks and his wife, Robin and John Williams Sparks and his wife, Genie, all of Illinois; his sister-in-law, Daisy Ollene Sparks of Zion, Ill.; his sister, Mary Etta Sparks of Booneville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his father and mother; his sisters, Mae Phelps, Jewell Lauderdale and Anna Lee Sparks; his brothers, Ray Sparks and Bernard Sparks; and his youngest daughter, Mary Sue Holton.

 

LERA MAE SPARKS

BELMONT - Lera Mae Sparks, 91, died Friday, April 16, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. She was born April 28, 1912, to the late William and Ora Johnson. She was a homemaker and a long standing member of New Bethel Baptist Church for 72 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Audie Sparks; one son, Lex Sparks; two sons-in-law, Vade Pardue and Bob Alexander.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Maxine Pardue and Mable Alexander; two sons, Delbert Sparks and Gene Sparks and his wife, Peggy, all of Belmont; her daughter-in-law, Joyce Sparks of Belmont; two brothers, Arlis Johnson and his wife, Bonnie, and Lester Johnson, all of Belmont; eight grandchildren, Wade Pardue of Columbus, Debbie Pardue Nale of Russellville, Ala., Lisa Clarin of Corinth, Karen Christensen of Macon, Ga., Tracy Eubanks and Greg Sparks, both of Golden, Amy Eaton of Dennis and Melissa Alexander Hammock of Belmont; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Scott Eubanks, Greg Sparks, Johnny Mac Johnson, Nicky Newell, Jack Eaton, Joe Chumbley and Brian Bentley.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services

 

MAGGIE ISABELLE SPARKS

BELMONT - Maggie Isabelle Sparks, 88, died Thursday at the Iuka Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church for 75 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Green and the Rev. Melvin Gary officiating. Burial will be in the Allen Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont is in charge oft arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters Reba Henley. Audrey Nunley and Peggy Adams, all of Belmont Myra Ramsey of Huntsville, Ala. six sons, James D. Sparks and Melton Sparks, both of Golden, Bryan W. Sparks, Willie Joe Sparks and Billy Wayne Sparks, all of Belmont, Dalton V. Sparks of Tupelo; one sister, Lois Hammitt of Bay, Ark.; one brother, Bonnard Scott of Lake City, Ark.; 55 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Daris Wells. Michael Sparks, Vance Ramsey, Wade Sparks, Scott Nunley, Harold C. Sparks, Jerry Henley, Ronnie Sparks, Haskell Sparks, Tony Sparks, Donnie Joe Sparks and Danny Sparks.

 

 

MAMIE SPARKS

BELMONT - Mamie Sparks, 85, died Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. She was a native of Mississippi. She was a member of the Belmont First Baptist Church, where she was the ladies class teacher for many years. She was a retired office manager for Sparko Inc. after 22 years. She and her husband owned and operated Sparks Grocery in Belmont for 43 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Jack Maroon, Haskell Sparks and the Rev. Dwayne Wells officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Eugene Sparks and his wife, Suzanne, of Amory, and Hollis Sparks of Belmont; five grandchildren, Dan Sparks of Richland, Wash., Judy Sparks Carroll of Corinth, and Susan Bolding, Rick Sparks and Randy Sparks, all of Belmont; 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orbie E. Sparks, in 1973.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Henson, Edward Tucker, Dwayne Wells, Braxton Credille, Frankie Bridges, Dicky Sparks, James Northcutt, Tommy Brooks and Herbert Pharr.

 

MISS MARIE SPARKS

Rites For Miss Marie Sparks Held Saturday

Marie Sparks, 20, of Decatur, Alabama, died Thursday at 11:30 p.m. at the University Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., after an illness of four years.

Services were conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. W. W. Coffey of Decatur, Ala., officiating. Burial was in the New Site Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Holley Sparks; a brother, Larry Sparks of Decatur, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Bettye McKinney of New Site, and grandmother, Mrs. Tom Moore of New Site.

Pallbearers were Jessie Sparks, Boyd Riddle, Ray Johnson, Holley Davis, Gene Frasier and J. C. Moore.

Out-of-town friends and relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Preston Harris and family, Mrs. Walter Tucker and Steve of Jackson, Tenn., Mr. and Mrs. Howl and Moore and Tommy, Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks and family, Mrs. Hancel Olive and Debby, Mrs. Annie Lee Hill Rauls all of Memphis, Mrs. J. C. Sparks of Batesville, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lilly of Walnut, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Lindley of Sheffield, Ala., Mr. E. G. Dorris of Florence, Ala., Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ealy and daughters, of Tuscumbia, Ala., Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Mathews, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harliss Johnson and son, Mr. O1en Whitten, Mr. Toni Dungy, Rev, and Mrs. W. W. Coffey, Mrs. Mattiel Cox, Mrs. Clarence Lee, Mrs. Arthur Bowen, Mrs. Watson Carlisle, Mr. and Mrs. Holley Davis a n d family, all of Decatur, Ala, Mrs. Allen Presley of Foley, Ala., Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wicks of Corinth, Mrs. Palmor Harrison and Sereva of Walnut, Mr. Dalton Green, Mrs. Clovis Cox of Ashland, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Moore, Jr., of Fayetteville, Tenn.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday June 11, 1964

 

MATTIE SPARKS

Rites For Mrs. Mattie Sparks Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Sparks of Batesville, Miss., were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Little Brown Church with Bro. J. R. Davis Bro. W. H. Lay and Bro. Joe Crawford officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mrs. Sparks died at the home of her son, J. C, Sparks in Batesville following an illness of one month. She was a native of Prentiss County. She was 80.

She leaves a son, J. C. Sparks of Batesville; a daughter, Mrs. McCutchen of Rienzi, three sisters, Mrs. H. L. Pounds, and C. T. Holley of Booneville, and  Lon Holley of Whitehaven, two brothers, Luther Taylor, of Booneville and Clovis M. Taylor, Sr., of Batesville, and four grandchildren.

 

REGENIA SPARKS

Services Held For Regenia Sparks

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 9 for little Miss Regenia Faye Sparks, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Sparks of New Site at the Sloam Methodist Church. The Rev. Marshall Grisham and the Rev. Walter Carpenter officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with McMillan Funeral Home in charge.

Regina passed away al the LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, eight hours after she had undergone her second open heart surgery.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Kenneth and Michael of the home; two sisters, Gayle of Tupelo and Mrs. Dennis Roberts of Booneville; two grandmothers, Mrs. Verna Sparks of New Site and Mrs. Elcey McCoy of Booneville and one great grandmother, Mrs. Lucy Johnson of Booneville.

Pallbearers were Joe L. McCoy, Joseph Johnson, Will Sparks, and Jeasee Sparks, uncles of Regina.

 

 

VERNA M. SPARKS

NEW SITE - Verna M. Sparks, 80, died Tuesday at her home. She was a homemaker. a member of the Sloam Methodist Church and the widow of J. O. Sparks.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sloam Methodist Church with the Rev. W. L. Wallace officiating. Burial will he in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Janell Massey and Evonell Greene, both of Marietta, Mary Von Kirk of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; one son, James K. Sparks of New Site; three sisters, Mattie Lee Whitley and Bobbie Lou Corbin, both of Booneville, Trudy Stacy of Amory; one brother. Joseph Johnson of Baldwyn: 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

 

 

HON. WILLIE JOE SPARKS

BELMONT - The Honorable a Willie Joe Sparks, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi and the son of Willis Vinson and Isabelle Sparks. He was a Justice Court judge in Tishomingo County for 19 years and a Belmont police officer for four years. He was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. William McCullon and the Rev. Dwight South officiating. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Grace Davis Sparks of Belmont; five sons, Donny Joe Sparks and his wife, Joann, of Belmont, Edward Earl Sparks of Oxford, Roger Dale Sparks and his wife, Melissa, of Tishomingo, Randy Lynn Sparks and his wife, Barbara, of Dennis, and Brennan Lee Sparks and his wife, Anna Kathryn, of Starkville; four sisters, Peggy Adams of Dennis, Audrey Nunley, Myra Sparks and Reba Henley, all of Belmont: five brothers, Bryan Sparks, James Sparks and Billy Wayne Sparks, all of Belmont, Melton Sparks of Hamilton, Ala., and Dalton Sparks of Tupelo: 13 grandchildren, Joey Shawn Sparks, Byron Andrew Sparks, LaShonda Sparks Starling, Cassandra Suzzane Sparks, Jeffry Young, Bradly Joe Sparks, Tiffany Lashae Sparks, Justin Dale Sparks, Brandon Wayne Sparks, Blake Edward Sparks, Brennan David Sparks, Roger Dale Sparks Jr. and Katlyn Nicole Sparks; a great-grandchild, Sydny Klarise Starling.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elaine Sparks, Ruth Olive Sparks and Maurice Sparks, and three brothers, Ross Sparks, Kellus Sparks and Hautis Sparks.

Pallbearers will be 1.R. Blakney, Shawn Sparks, Byron Sparks, Jeff Young, Bradley Sparks, Justin Sparks, Brandon Sparks, Blake Sparks, Brennan Sparks and R. D. Sparks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy South, Jim Byram, John White and Mike Kemp.

Visitation will be at the New Bethel Baptist Church until service time Saturday.

 

EDDIE SPEARMAN JR.

            PONTOTOC ‑ Neil Edward "Eddie' Spearman Jr., 35, died Monday, Feb 28, 2000, in Memphis. He was a Baptist and an employee of Nissan Lifts of Memphis. He was a native of Greenville and a resident of Memphis for the past seven years.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Jerry Guess officiating. Burial will be in the Pontotoc City Cemetery.

            Survivors include three sons, Skyler Spearman, Mason McCarver and Alex McCarver, all of Memphis; his parents, Neil and Carlene Spearman of Pontotoc; one brother, Brian Spearman of Pontotoc; one sister, Carla Spearman of Pontotoc, his grandmother, Hazel Williams of Verona,

            He was preceded in death by his Min sons, Hunter and Storm Spearman.

            Pallbearers will be Mike Bell, Gary Stephens, Eric Anderson, Joe Phillips, Bill Carrier and Dan Strummer.

WILLIAM E. SPEARS

CORINTH - William E. Spears, 72, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born June 21, 1931, in Alcorn County to William T. and Annie J. Jones Spears. He was a Pentecostal and retired from Buckheiser Lumber. He was in the U.S. Army.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Corinthian Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Hodum and the Rev. Steve Finley officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth National Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Robertson Spears of Corinth; two sons, Gary Spears and Tommy Spears and his wife, Tracie, all of Corinth; three daughters, Barbara Mayo and her husband, Greg, and Debra Griffin, all of Corinth, and Pamela Presley of Horn Lake; one brother, Walter Spears of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Christine Glidewell and Elsie Harvell, both of Corinth; four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Earl Spears.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Derrick, David Derrick, Buddy Carl Glidewell, Donnie Glidewell, Billy Wayne Glidewell and Jeffery Derrick.

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

 

W. C. SPECK

BALDWYN - W. C. Speck, 70, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He retired from plumbing and electrical work. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Cossey and Bro. Jimmy Wallis officiating. Burial will be in Jericho Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dot Speck of Baldwyn; a daughter, Renita Speck of Baldwyn; two sons, Ronald Speck and wife, Mona, of Baldwyn, and Roger Speck and wife, Martha, of Brandon; six grandchildren, Brandon Speck and wife, Jessica, Alana Wallis and husband, Clay, John Speck and Chad Speck, all of Baldwyn, C. J. Roberts and wife, Shae of Guntown, and Anthony Speck of Brandon; two great-grandchildren, Abbygale Roberts and Eli Wallis; two sisters, Sue Green and husband, Rueben, of Sherman, and Sarah Hall of Baldwyn.

Pallbearers will be Mac Williams, Mickey Towery, Marty Roberts, Harold Ray Nichols, Bud Griffith, Wayne King and Jimmy Dugger.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

REV. WILLIAM SPECK

GUNTOWN - The Rev. William E. "Bobby" Speck, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1924, in Pontotoc County to Leonard M. and Minnie Lou Witt Speck. He was a graduate of Sherman High School. He served three years in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was the holder of seven Battle Stars. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. He received a B. A. degree and an M. S. S. degree from the University of Mississippi, and an M. E.D, degree from Mississippi State University. He spent 30 years as a teacher, coach and principal in the public schools in Mississippi, including Nettleton, Hatley, Walnut, North Pontotoc and Ethel. He received a medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pa. He was a member of the Mississippi Education Association, the Mississippi School Administrators Association, the National Secondary School Principals Association and Mississippi Professional Educators. He served as a member of District 1, 2 and 3 Executive Committees of the Mississippi High School Activities Association and served as president of the Northwest and East Mississippi Athletic Conference. He was a graduate of the Chandler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He served 18 years in the ministry. He served the Hickory Flat Charge from 1982 to 1994; the Ingomar Mt. Zion Charge from 1994 to 1996; and the Guntown Charge from 1996 until his death. He was a minister, deacon and associate member of the Mississippi Methodist Conference. He became an elder of the Mississippi Methodist Conference in June 1991. Before entering the ministry, he was a past president of the Men's Club of the United Methodist Church and Layman of the Year in the United Methodist Church in 1978. He was a member of the Lions Club, where he had served as president and secretary. He was a member of the York Rites, the Scottish Rites, the Eastern Star and the Shriners.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Dr. Danny Rowland, the Rev. Tim Green and the Rev. Smith Whiteside officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery in Blue Springs.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Georgia Williams Speck of Guntown; a daughter, Barbara Cain, and her husband, Don, of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, Harry Speck, and his wife, Mattie, of Sherman; a grandson, Sean Harrison of Boulder, Colo.; a granddaughter, Lee Castillo and her husband, Xavier, of Miami, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Sofia Castillo of Miami, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Dale, Eric "Snook," Leroy, Clyde and Jack Speck; and two sisters, Vera Miller and Vivian "Jane" Littlejohn.

 

HAMP SPENCE

CORINTH - James Hampton "Hamp" Spence, 70, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at The Med in Memphis. He was employed with Biggers Hardware, Rankin's Saw Mill in Ripley and at the Tannery in Milwaukee, Wisc. His best job was being father to his children.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foundation of Truth Fellowship Church with Pastor Fredrick Patterson officiating. Burial will be in the Spence Cemetery. Grayson Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, James E. (Janice) Spence and Tommy L. Spence, all of Chicago; three daughters, Betty (Charles) Spence-Tate, Linda Spence-Russell and Marilyn Spence-Cullens, all of Chicago; three sisters, Jearlean Mayes, Edith Dyer and Birdie McGee, all of Corinth; his companion of 15 years, Sara Monroe; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Birdie Spence; two brothers, Sherman and Terry Spence; three sisters, Lilllie E. Prather, Elizabeth Pollard and Lorraine Brown; one grandson, Demetrius Spence.

 

BENNY SPENCER

CORINTH - Benny Wayne Spencer, 67, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at his home. He was of the nondenominational faith. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories in Corinth with Bro. Pete Wooley and Bro. Danny Crum officiating. Burial will be in Vanderford Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Lynn Holmes and husband, Billy, of Corinth, and Debra Ann Williams and friend, Wendell, of Counce, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Michael Holmes and fiancee, Cory, Josh Williams, Bryant Spencer and Tessa Spencer; two brothers, Bratton Spencer, and Jimmy Spencer and wife, Reatha, all of Corinth; three sisters, Hester Kennedy and husband, Troy, Evone Crum and Addean Peters, all of Corinth; the mother of his children, Beulah Spencer of Corinth; a special friend, Louise Crabtree of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Millard Spencer and Amie Hilburn Spencer; a son, Dennis Wayne Spencer; a brother, Junior Spencer; and two brothers-in-law, Floyd Crum and Robert Peters.

Pallbearers will be John Copeland, Danny Rowsey, Ronnie Ripple, George Hardwick, Phillip Rowsey and Bob Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Holmes and Michael Holmes.

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

 

CHESTER R. SPENCER

Chester R. Spencer, 45, of Tupelo, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Monday, May 14, at 2 p.m. at Lee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Onnie Ralph and Bro. Donald Windham officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.

Mr. Spencer was born in Booneville on March 22, 1956. He was a truck driver for Builders Transportation in Memphis and a member of the Sandy Spring Baptist Church in Fulton.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Chester Spencer of Tupelo; his mother, Catherine Lewis and her husband, Noah, of Booneville; five children, Demaria Clifford and her husband, Charlie, of Mooreville, B. J. Shelton and his wife, Ashley, of Plantersville, Anna Smoak and her husband, Brad, of Summerville, S. C., Brandi Shelton of Myrtle and Hollye Spencer of Tupelo; two sisters, Carolyn Greenhill and her husband, Jack B. of Baldwyn and Anita Whaley and her husband, Richard, of Saltillo; three brothers, Jimmy Spencer and his wife, Gail, of Marietta, Jacky Spencer of Fawn Grove and Wesley Spencer of Booneville; his grandmother, Elsie Fulbright of Dexter, Mo.; four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elton Spencer.

Pallbearers were Jack Richard Greenhill, Doug Whaley, Jason Sanders, Paul Barnes, David Haley and Larry Clark. Honorary pallbearer was Scotty Spencer.

 

BENNY SPENCER

CORINTH - Benny Wayne Spencer, 67, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at his home. He was of the nondenominational faith. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories in Corinth with Bro. Pete Wooley and Bro. Danny Crum officiating. Burial will be in Vanderford Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Lynn Holmes and husband, Billy, of Corinth, and Debra Ann Williams and friend, Wendell, of Counce, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Michael Holmes and fiancee, Cory, Josh Williams, Bryant Spencer and Tessa Spencer; two brothers, Bratton Spencer, and Jimmy Spencer and wife, Reatha, all of Corinth; three sisters, Hester Kennedy and husband, Troy, Evone Crum and Addean Peters, all of Corinth; the mother of his children, Beulah Spencer of Corinth; a special friend, Louise Crabtree of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Millard Spencer and Amie Hilburn Spencer; a son, Dennis Wayne Spencer; a brother, Junior Spencer; and two brothers-in-law, Floyd Crum and Robert Peters.

Pallbearers will be John Copeland, Danny Rowsey, Ronnie Ripple, George Hardwick, Phillip Rowsey and Bob Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Holmes and Michael Holmes.

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

 

BRATTON SPENCER

CORINTH - Bratton Rubel Spencer, 64, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at the Choctaw County Medical Center in Ackerman. He was a Baptist and a heavy machine operator for Masonry Construction. He loved his family, and his animals and chickens.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Bro. Pete Wooley will officiate, and Charlie Browning will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Jimmy Spencer and wife, Reatha, of Corinth; three sisters, Hester Kennedy and husband, Troy, Evon Crum and Addean Peters, all of Corinth; a special, longtime friend, Lisa Kemp of Corinth; a stepson, Tim Johnson and wife, Rebecca, of Nashville; a self-adopted son, William Isabell Jr. and wife, Charlotte, of Rienzi; four step grandchildren, four special grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Millard and Amie Hilburn Spencer; two brothers, Junior Spencer and Benny Wayne Spencer; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Peters and Floyd Crum.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today and will be from 11 a.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.

 

CLEO "LITTLE BIT" SPENCER

Cleo "Little Bit" Spencer, 66, died Monday, April 24, 2000 at his residence in Corinth. He was a member of North Corinth Baptist Church and a retired from EZ Rest Upholstery Company, Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by his father, John w. Spencer; his mother, Cecilia Simmison Spencer; a brother, K. C. Spencer and 2 sisters, Mary Bell Spencer and Annie Majors.

Survivors includes his soul-mate Mildred Wallace; 2 brothers, R. J. Spencer and wife Opal, Leo "Red" Spencer and wife Sue, brotherly friend Kenneth Reddell, and everyone in Corinth, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000. Burial will be in Oaks Hill Cemetery

Rev. Bill Wages, Rev. Warren Jones will officiate

Pallbearers, will be his is nephews

 

BEN SPENCER

Eldridge Eugene "Ben" Spencer, 73, died Thursday, February 24, 2000, at the Iuka Hospital, following a long illness.  He was born March 12, 1926, in Booneville, the son of Clyde Eugene Spencer and Josie Bell Gahagan Spencer.

He was a retired painter, and he was a Baptist.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.  He enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, watching television, and fishing.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2000 at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Buddy Marshall officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in the Lake City area of Booneville.

He is survived by his wife, Florine Randolph Spencer; three daughters, Ruby Holley and her husband Billy, Nancy Grooms and her husband George, and Crystal Enis and her husband Ray, all of Booneville; four brothers, Harold Ray Spencer, Luther Wayne Spencer and his wife Linda, Joe Quitman Spencer and his wife Ruby, and Douglas Dewey Spencer, all of Booneville; a sister, Mary Edith Hester of Pontotoc; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Wanda Gay Spencer; a son, Elvin Eugene Spencer; two brothers, Clyde Eugene Spencer and W. R. Spencer.

Pallbearers are his nephews.

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

 

DANNY J. SPENCER

BELMONT - Danny J. Spencer, 48, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at his residence. He was a native of Alabama and delivered motor homes for Tiffin Motor Home for five years. He was a member of Golden Central Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bessie and Jerome Spencer; a brother, Larry Gene Spencer; and his grandparents, Robert and Evie Spencer and Jim and Victoria King.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Mickey Trammel and Bro. Jackie Hastings officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Barbara Kennedy and husband, Gene, of Belmont; three brothers, J.R. Spencer of Red Bay, Charles Spencer and wife, Ann, of Vina, Ala., and David Spencer and wife, Loraine Spencer of Fairplay, S.C.; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charles Spencer Jr., Michael Spencer, James Spencer, Anthony Spencer, Kenny Nichols, Jason Davis and Harmon Davis.

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

 

HELEN SPENCER

BOONEVILLE - Helen L. Spencer, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Longwood Community Living Center. She was born Aug. 4 1935, in Baldwyn to Clovis Monroe and Minnie Lee Heavener Roberts. She was a housekeeper at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was a Methodist. She enjoyed working in her yard, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tracy Arnold and Bro. Greg Smart officiating. Burial will be in the Asbury Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Lee Spencer and his wife, Wanda, of Booneville; a daughter, JoCarol Knight an her husband, Greg, of Booneville; a sister, Ernestine Hendrix of Baldwyn; her grandchildren, Shannon Spencer, Gregory Knight, Kody Spencer and Allyshia Knight, all of Booneville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue today until service time at the Booneville.

 

HOWARD V. SPENCER

CORINTH - Howard V. Spencer, 79, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Alcorn County to Hugh and Ellen Crum Spencer. He was a full service gas station mechanic and worked in the oil fields, digging wells.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Corinthian Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lorene Hancock Spencer of Corinth; two sons, Howard J. Spencer and wife, Billie, and Terry Wayne Spencer and wife, Beverly, all of Corinth; three daughters, Linda Jo Spencer, Carolyn Worsham and husband, Maury, and Joyce Harris, all of Corinth; his grandchildren, Markettia Thrap, Bobby Worsham, Ronnie Harris, Gary Harris, T.J. Spencer and Austin Reed; foster granddaughter, Connie Bowers; nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters, Filetta, Cora Lee, Rosie, Annie, Junie, Leanner; and nine brothers, Wooten, Willie, Marvin, Orlander, William, Jimmy, Mark D., Erwin and B.Y.

Pallbearers will be Gary Harris, Bobby Worsham, Jimmy Harris, Billy Spencer, Alton Spencer, Danny Spencer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Harris, Tyler Harris, T.J. Spencer, David Thrap, Austin Reed, Chrest Auntlo and Ronnie Essary.

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

 

JAMES HARME SPENCER

James Harme Spencer, 70, of 306 McClamrock Drive. Booneville, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1993, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Sunday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J. A. Thornton and Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Burial was In Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Spencer was a retired employee of Alexander Milk Co. after 35 years of service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Booneville Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Remell Denson Spencer; a daughter, Jane Morrell of Waynesboro, Miss.; a son, Jim Spencer of Booneville; five sisters. Lola Chambers of Marietta, Ivene Ivy of Iuka, Ruth Lee Hartwell of Fort Worth. Texas, Magdalene Bishop of Booneville and Willodean Estes of Oxford; and four grandchildren.

 

 

JOE SPENCER

BOONEVILLE - Joseph Quitman "Joe" Spencer, 64, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born July 10, 1936, in Booneville to Eugene and Josie Bell Gahagan Spencer. He served in the National Guard. He was a Baptist and a painter He enjoyed talking on his CB radio and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wilford Knight officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby M. Odom Spencer, whom he married Nov. e, 1983: a daughter, JoCarol and Greg Knight of Booneville: a son, Lee and Wanda Spencer of Booneville; a stepdaughter, Patricia and Lee Leopard of Booneville; a stepson, Gary and Sharon Brooks of Corinth; three brothers, Doug Spencer, Luther and Linda Spencer, and Harold Spencer, all of Booneville; a sister, Mary Hester of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren, Shannon Spencer, Gregory Knight, Kody Spencer, Whitney Brooks, Allyshia Knight, Ashleigh Brooks and Johnny Dale Murphy.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, W. R., Clyde and Ben Spencer.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Douglas. Roger, William, Rick, Danny and Wesley Spencer.

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

 

KENNETH E. SPENCER

CORINTH - Kenneth E. Spencer, 61, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a former employee of ITT in Corinth and a member of the Kossuth Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and singing gospel songs. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories in Corinth with Bro. Dan Emerson and Bro. Harris Counce officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Spencer of Corinth; a son, Allen Spencer and wife, Jill, of Corinth; two grandchildren, Jon Allen Spencer and Tyler Spencer; his father, Julius H. Spencer of Corinth; three brothers, Jerry Spencer and wife, Linda, of Griffin, Ga., Danny Spencer and wife, Judy, of Starkville, and Stevie Spencer and wife, Nita, of Columbus; six sisters, Shirley Todd and husband, David, Dorthy Smith and husband, Hershell, Mary Gant and husband, Tom, Wanda Cornelius and husband, Clifford, and Cathy Nash and husband, Randal, all of Corinth, and Lynn Carmack and husband, Dennis, of Collierville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Arnie Morrow Spencer, and a brother, Bill E. Spencer.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

RED SPENCER

CORINTH - Leo "Red" Spencer, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at his residence. He was a member of the North Corinth Baptist Church. He was the owner of Spencer's Upholstery for 50 years. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed fishing and helping others.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in the Oaks Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sue Franks Spencer of Corinth; three sons, Jerry Spencer and his wife, Carol, Billy Spencer and Doug Spencer, all of Corinth; two daughters, Wanda Spencer Settlemires and husband, Bobby W., of Corinth, and Minnie Spencer Holt and husband, Doug, of Belmont; four grandchildren, Christie Martindale and husband, Tim, Kenny Steen, Jeremiah Spencer and Karen Stacy and husband, Eric; eight great-grandchildren, Jessica White, Kelsey White, Terry Martindale, Alex Spencer, Tyler Steen, Sarah Steen, Hunter Steen and Caleb Stacy; two brothers-in-law, Charles Franks and wife, Wilma, and Donald Franks and wife, Sue, all of Corinth; four sisters-in-law, Mary Lindsey, Dianne Ford and husband, Mancel, and Opal Spencer, all of Corinth, and Nancy McCarley and husband, Roger of Baldwyn; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny W. Spencer and Cecillia Simpson Spencer; one son, Terry Spencer; three brothers, R. J. Spencer, K.C. Spencer and Cleo "Little Bit" Spencer; two sisters, Maybelle Spencer and Annie Majors; his father-in-law, Charles Cecil Franks; his mother-in-law, Minnie Lee Goodman Franks; one brother-in-law, Larry Franks; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Franks and Sybil Ivy.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and on Monday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

 

MEATHEL SPENCER

Funeral services for Meathel Taylor Spencer, 91, of Corinth are set for 11 a.m. today at Farmington Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Foley and Bro. Tony Marolt officiating. Burial will be in Farmington Church Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Spencer died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a native and lifelong resident of Alcorn County. She was the oldest member of Farmington Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years and was an active member until her illness. She retired from the Alcorn County School System and later worked Joe's Shoe Store. Her hobbies were church, family and she was in charge of the Tape Ministry for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit R. "Shorty" Spencer in 1962.

Survivors include four sons, Billy Spencer and his wife, Dorothy, of Birmingham, Ala., Dr. Johnny Spencer and his wife, Nancy, of Batesville, Mickey Spencer and his wife, Susan, of New Orleans and Rick Spencer and his wife, Penny, of Sherman; three daughters, Peggy Moye and her husband, Franklin, of Clarendon, Ark., Ann Watkins and her husband, Joyal, of Meridian and Sue Rhodes and her husband, Ardean, of Hamilton; one sister, Mrs. Frances Bennett of Memphis, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are her grandsons, Ben Spencer, Danny Moye, Steven Moye, Chuck Spencer, Scott Spencer, Joey Watkins, Danny Watkins, Tim Watkins and Terrell Rhodes.

Memorials may be made to Farmington Baptist Church, 84 CR 106, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

 

NANCY THOMAS SPENCER

Nancy Thomas Spencer, 94, of Marietta, dies Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Calvin Barber officiating. Burial was in Zion Rest Cemetery.

Mrs. Spencer was a homemaker and a member of the Marietta Church of Christ. She was pre ceded in death by her husband, Bedford Spencer one daughter, Geraldine Spencer; one son Chester Spencer; one grandson, Allen Taylor and two granddaughters, Connie Jackson and Jodie Barnes.

She is survived by six daughters, Vester Fowler, Clester Jackson and her husband, Mar Clar Ray Taylor and her husband, Albert. Lula Lambert and her husband, Horace, Cathryn Jack ,,on and her husband, Gerald, all of Marietta, an Lillie Young and her husband, Ervin, Booneville; one daughter-in-law, Bessie Spencer of Marietta; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grant children and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

VIRGINIA SPENCER

CORINTH - Nellie Virginia Smith Spencer, 71, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at her residence. She was a member of the Church by Christ Jesus. She enjoyed going to church, singing and working her garden and flower beds. She loved her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Brandon Jolly and Bro. Jackie Jolly officiating. Burial will be in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include five sons, Paul Rufus Smith and his wife, Regina, and Thomas Eugene Smith, all of Corinth, Jimmy Dean Smith of Ashland, Troy Wayne Smith and his wife, Margaret, and Timmy Ladron Spencer and his wife, Renay, all of Rienzi; three daughters, Barbara Jane Cummings and her husband, Johnny, of Corinth, Earnie Katherine Studdard and her husband, Bobby, and Pat Malone and her husband, Jackie, all of Rienzi; three sisters, Edith Mitchell of Corinth, Billie Doris Gray and Bobbie Sue McQuilliams, both of Hornlake; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Washington Mitchell; her mother, Lilly Daisy Waldrop Whirley; the father of her children, Paul Clarence Smith; one son, Aaron Lee Smith; four sisters, Arlie Mitchell, Mary Jewel Bowden, Eloise Hancock, Betty Joe Mitchell; two grandsons, Dewayne Smith and Tyler Blake Spencer; one great-granddaughter, Whitney Thomas.

Pallbearers will be Eric McDaniels, Jerry Gifford, Danny "Shorty" Mincey, Ricky Thrasher, Joey Brawner and Mike Dawson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Clark and Jimmy Rogers.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

 

R. C. SPENCER

BOONEVILLE - R. C. Spencer, 81, died Friday, February 17, 1995, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a retired Baptist Minister. He was a Mason and a member of the Booneville Lodge for 53 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Marietta.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. D. Edge, the Rev. Grady Davidson and the Rev. Clyde Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sula W. Spencer; one son, W. D. Spencer; three brothers, Clifton Spencer of Memphis, Tenn., Prentiss Spencer of Tupelo and Elton Spencer of Fulton; two sisters, Kay Addison of Meridian and Annis Ross of Oklahoma; three granddaughters, Deborah Haynes of Booneville, Melba Crabb of Tishomingo and Becky Spencer of Florence, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Trey Slaton of Tishomingo, Megan Haynes and Matthew Haynes, both of Booneville.

Pallbearers will be Sam Milton, Gene Gifford, L. C. Wright, Dan Boutwell, Vemon Bames and Noah Lewis.

 

 

RAYMOND SPENCER

BOONEVILLE – Raymond Spencer, 80, died Wednesday, October 30, 1991, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Boonville. He was a member of the Firs United Pentecostal Church and a re tired machinist for Blue Bell Manufacturing.

Service, will he at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will he in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mar% Lee Spencer, one sister. Hazel Terry, both of Bonneville.

 

 

ROSA MARY SPENCER

BALDWYN - Rosa Mary Agnew Spencer died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 19, 1950, to the late Samuel Wiley Agnew and Eulater Agnew. She was a lifelong, faithful member of Mt. Zion M. B. Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Community Church with the Rev. J. S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Memorial Garden in Guntown. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, William Spencer; four daughters, Romondra, Angela and her husband, Larry, Val and Neka; four sons, Jeron, Rodney, Felix and Michael; four sisters, Effie Betts of East St. Louis, Ill., Annie Warren of Chicago, Mary Lee Agnew of Baldwyn, and Alice Faye Green and her husband, Sammy, of Pontotoc; seven brothers, Wiley Agnew Jr., Elmo Agnew and John Agnew, all of East St. Louis, Ill., Annise Cummings of Baldwyn, Roosevelt Cummings of San Jose, Calif., Troy Agnew and his wife, Alice, and Dabney Agnew and his wife, Patricia, all of Guntown; two grandchildren, Malcolm and Savon Spencer of Baldwyn; four sisters-in-law, Bobbie J. Ramsey of Booneville, and Peggy Spencer, Mary Barnett and Betty Price and her husband, Curtis, all of Baldwyn; a brother-in-law, Robert Spencer of Baldwyn; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Torondo Crump; four sisters, Pearl Jasper, Jossie Agnew, Geneva Crump and Emma Jean Agnew; and a brother, Alvin Agnew.

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

 

 

ROSE MARY SPENCER

BALDWYN - Rosa Mary Agnew Spencer died Saturday, Aug 3, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was barn April 19, 1950, to the late Samuel Witty Agnew and Eulater Agnew. Sire was a lifelong faithful member of ML Zion M. B. Church.

Services well beat 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Community Church with the Rev. L. S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in Mt . Zion Memorial Garden in Gum town. Agnew and Sons Turner al Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangement.

Survivors in dude her husband, William Spencer, four daughters, Barbarism, Angela and her husband, Larry, Val and Neka, four sons, Jerry, Rodney, Felix and Michael; four sisters, Jeffie Betts M of East St. Louis, Ill, Annie Warren of Chicago, Mary Lee Agnew of Baldwyn, and Alice Faye Green and her husband, Sammy, of Pontotoc: seven brothers, Wiley Agnew Jr., Elmo Agnew and John Agnew, all of East St. Louis, Ill, Armed Cummings of Baldwyn, Roosevelt Cummings of San lose, Calif., Troy Agnew and his wife, Alice, and Dab nay Agnew and his wile, Patricia, all of Guntown; two grandchildren, Malcolm and Sawn Spatter of Baldwyn; four sister- in-law, Bobbie J. Ramsey of Booneville, and Pegs Spencer, Mary Barnett and Betty Price and her husband James, all of Baldwyn: a brother-in-law, Robert Spencer of Baldwyn; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, furnace Crumb; four sisters, Pearl Jasper, Jamie Agnew, Geneva Crump and Emma Jean Agnew; and a dottier, Alvin Agnew.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 10 -7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie m state at the church one hour before services.

 

 

RUBY J. SPENCER

Ruby J. Spencer, 78, of Booneville, died Thursday. March 28, 2002. at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness.

Services were Easter Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete McCoy and the Rev. Aaron Mize officiating. Burial was in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Spencer was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a retired cafeteria worker for the Booneville School System. She was a Christian, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved her Lord and her family very much.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Earl F. "Bun" Spencer: a son. Timmy Spencer of the home; three daughters, Martha Mize and her husband, Aaron, of Drew, Edna Gray and her husband, Billy, of Baldwyn. Sue Farrah and her husband, Kenneth, of Saltillo; eight grandchildren, Ricky Mize and his wife, Trish, of Washington. D. C., Vicky Evans and her husband, Stan. of Jackson, Angela Womble and her husband, Sammy, of Booneville. Lisa Harkey and her husband, Ray, of Baldwyn, Michael Gray and his wife, Maria, of Guntown, Jamie Gray of Baldwyn, Carson Brown and his wife, Charity, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jason Brown of Memphis; 12 great-grandchildren; a large number of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Dolly Manley; a son, Terry Spencer: a sister, Faye Lindsey; and three brothers, Edd, Eulas and Odus Manley. She was the last surviving member of her immediate Manley family.

Her grandsons served as pallbearers and her granddaughters provided the music.

 

 

BELVIE SOUTH SPIGNER

Mrs. T. C. Spigner (Belvie) died at her home in the Ozark community of Itawamba County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, after an extended illness.  She was 63.

Services are to be held this afternoon (Thursday) in Ozark Methodist Church with Rev. Page Box and Rev. Bonnie Pitts officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with Waters Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Spigner leaves her husband; two sons, Lewis and G. C. Spigner of Marietta; three daughters, Mrs. Pedesta Roberson of Zion, Ill., Mrs. Lodester Tyre and Mrs. Eula B. Sheffield of Mantachie; two brothers, Steve and Ruby South of Golden; four sisters, Mrs. Otis Bullen (Eloise), Mrs. Edna Hargett of Zion, Ill., Mrs. Rena Bridges of Golden, and Mrs. Mollie Willis of NC, and 11 grandchildren."

 

JOSEPH CULLEN SPIGNER

MARIETTA - Joseph Cullen Spigner, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness. He was born Nov. 27, 1908, to William U. and Iler Barnes Spigner. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in North Africa and Italy. He served as a hospital orderly. He was a former school teacher at Houston, Ozark, Palestine and Red Hill. He also coached junior high basketball. He was a Mason and the oldest member of the Ozark Methodist church where he led the music for many years. He was a member of the American Legion.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ozark Methodist church with Bro. Jason Franklin and Bro. Dempsey Rowland officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Girdean Spigner of Tupelo; his granddaughter, Holly Heavener Beazley and her husband, Kevin, of the Ozark community; one brother, Von Spigner and his wife, Fay, of the Ozark community; one sisters, Luna Russell and her husband, Rawden, of Baldwyn; one great-grandson, Dalton Beazley; one stepson, Bill Spigner and his wife, Sue, of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Fairburn Gardner Spigner; a daughter, Annette Heavener; a brother, Bruce Spigner; two sisters, Beulah Thrasher and Syble Long.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Neeley, Tommy Estes, Randy Spigner, George Heavener, Carlton Spigner and Douglas Kitchens.

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

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

 

 

CARO1 SPRINKLE

BALDWYN  - Theresa "Carol Sprinkle, 55, died Saturday. April 1, 2000, at her residence alter an extended illness. She was boor Sept 15, 1944, to the late T. C. Ware and Lucille Stoddard Ware. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Baldwyn and was a retired server at the Waffle House.

Services will be at 5 p.m. today at First United Pentecostal Church with Bro. Braxton Rutland and Bro. Dale Rutland officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her mother, Velma Lucille Stoddard of Corinth; four daughters, Alisa Burns of Baldwyn, Joyce Butler of Tupelo, Diane West of Alpine and Brenda Hallmark of Baldwyn; three sons, Ed Owens, Wayne Owens and Andy Owens, all of Baldwyn: her stepmother, Alice Ware of Byhalia; two brothers, Tim and James Ware of Memphis; two sisters, Mary Austin of Booneville and Georgia Tucker of Rienzi; her foster children, Vernon Swatter, Marty Wilson, Becky Strickland, Cricket Strickland and Brenda Owens; her special friends, Carol and Judy Boutwell of Baldwyn, 15 grandchildren, two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Sprinkle; one son, Bobby Ray Owens; one sister, June' Cooper: one brother, Jerry Stewart; and one grandson, Bobby A. Owens.

Pallbearers will be Troy Boutwell, Andy Owens, Wayne Owens, John Owens, Bobby Humphry and Ricky Hallmark.

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

 

J.L. SPIVEY

RIENZI - J.L. Spivey, 64, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his home. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Johnny Rakestraw officiating. Burial will be in Lowery Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Shirline Hopper Spivey of Rienzi; his mother, Dorothy Mae Bolden Spivey of Red Banks; two sons, Jimmy Lee Spivey and wife, Martha, and Tim Spivey and wife, Becky, all of Rienzi; a daughter, Regina Jeter and husband, Jimmy Lee, of Rienzi; four brothers, J.T. Spivey and wife, Patsy G., of Victoria, Larkin "Junior" Spivey and wife, Tammie, of Senatobia, Larry Spivey and wife, Brenda, of Sardis, and John Wayne Spivey and wife, Leslie, of Red Banks; two sisters, Vickey Hopper and husband, J.D., of Corinth, and Linda Mayo and husband, Jerry, of Arkabutla; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Spivey, Christopher Spivey, Brittney Spivey, Amanda Jeter and Felicia Jeter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larkin Spivey; a sister, Lois Ann Johnson; and two brothers, Charlie Spivey and Edgar Lee Spivey.

 

KIMBERLY SPOONER

CORINTH - Kimberly Selane Strickland Spooner, 33, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was born Feb. 13, 1970, to Gary and Paulette "Polly" Wood Strickland. She was a 1988 graduate of Alcorn Central High School and a yacht broker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Rick Spooner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; her father, Gary Strickland of Glen; a stepsister, Cynthia Floyd of Selmer, Tenn.; her grandmother, Lois Lamberth of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Polly Wood Strickland; a brother, Randall Strickland; and her grandparents, William Wood, and A.W. and Ellen Strickland.

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

 

ANN SPURLIN

MANTACHIE - Annis M. "Ann" Spencer Spurlin, 84, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center in Iuka. She was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Itawamba County. She formerly lived in Mantachie. She was a Baptist and had been a member of Sandy Springs Baptist Church since a very young age.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ozark Baptist Church with Bro. Dempsey Roland officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Yvonne Johnston and Hollis of Helena, Ark., Jennette Forthman and Joe of Holly Grove, Ark., Barbara Nunley and Junior of Mantachie, and Billie Cantwell of Mantachie; a son, James Warren of Tupelo; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wes and Pearl Spencer; five brothers, Elton Spencer, Clifton Spencer, Royce Spencer, Prentiss Spencer and R.C. Spencer; and two sisters, Kay Addison and Bobbie Jean Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ray Spencer, Mike Warren, Richard Whaley, Wesley Spencer, Cam Warren and Rickey Warren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Upton, Denny Sloan, Randel Warren, John Lee Warren, her grandsons and her sons-in-law.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church.

 

TEDDY ST. CLAIR

CORINTH - Teddy Dwain St. Clair, 44, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.

A memorial service will be held in Texas at a later date. Coleman-Family Chapel of Corinth is in charge.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah St. Clair of Anahuac, Texas; a son, Teddy St. Clair of Lubbock, Texas.

 

BETTY JANE STACY

BOONEVILLE - Betty Jane Bolton Stacy, 72, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was a factory worker and an active member of Little Creek Baptist Church, where she was a deacon's wife and former church secretary. She enjoyed gardening, sewing ad being with her grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Edward Stacy and Bro. Wayne Higgins officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Ellis L. Stacy; a daughter, Ann Smith and husband, Ron, of Booneville; a son, Paul Stacy and wife, Diane, of Kossuth; four grandchildren, Meredith and William Stacy, and Blake and Brady Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H.J. and Cleo Harris Bolton.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

BOBBY W. STACY

Services Held For Bobby W. Stacy

Bobby W. Stacy, 55, died Monday, July 15, 1996, at his home after a long illness. He was a retired auto body repairman and an employee of the Wal-Mart Super-Center in Corinth. He was a member of the Faith Temple House of Prayer.

Services were at 4 p.m. Tuesday at McMillian Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Brenda Duncan and Brother Gerald Duncan officiating. Burial was in Faith Temple Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Stacy; four daughters, Jeannie Huff, Renae Bridges and Robin Lawson, all of Booneville, and Jennifer Kemp of Kossuth; four sons, Michael William Stacy of Burnsville, Tommy Davis of Freeburn, KY., Kevin Davis of Baldwyn and.Bobby..ohn;Stacy of Jacinto; two sisters, Brenda Duncan and Debra Stafford, both of Jacinto; two brothers, Sammy Stacy and Robert Stacy, both of Jacinto; 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Stacy.

 

BONNIE STACY

Bonnie Mae Stacy, 91, of Marietta, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002. at her home after an extended illness.

Services will be Thursday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at Sloam Methodist Church with Minister J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Sloam Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Stacy was a housewife and a member of the Zion Rest Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. E. Stacy, one daughter, Norma Owens; and one son, Junior Robinson.

She is survived by four daughters, Patsy Hayden and Johnnie Bartley, both of Marietta. Jewel Bain of Corinth and Vera Butler of Booneville; five sons, Billy Stacy and Harold Stacy, both of New Site, Bob Robinson and James Stacy, both of Marietta, and Gerald Stacy of Booneville-. one sister, Earline Brewer of Savannah, Tenn., one brother, Dwight Gatlin of Holly Springs; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

CLINTON ELISHA STACY

Clinton Ellsha Stacy, 86, of Route 1, Marietta, died Monday, Jan. 24, 1994, at Baptist Memorial Hospital In Booneville after a long Illness.

Services were Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at Sloam Methodist Church with Minister J. A. Thomton officiating. Burial was in Sloam Cemetery, Salts Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stacy was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Mac Stacy of Marietta; two daughters. Jewel Bain of Corinth and Patsy Hayden of Marietta; four sons, Gerald Stacy of Booneville, James Stacy of Marietta, and Billy Stacy and Harold Stacy, both of New Site; one stepdaughter, Johnnie Bartley of Marietta; two stepsons, Felix Junior Robinson and Bob Robinson, both of Marietta; one sister, Louisa Fugitt of Marietta; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

DOROTHY STACY

Dorothy Imogene Stacy, 57, of Marietta, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services were Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles McGill and Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial was in Siloam Cemetery.

Mrs. Stacy was a member of Marietta Methodist Church and an employee of River Oaks in Baldwyn.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Stacy; her father, Albert Patterson of Vina, Ala.; nine sisters, Yonne Sharp and Geneva Oliver, both of Golden, Doris Dilliard of Red Bay, Ala., Pauline Barnett of Tremont, Barbara Howard of Mantachie, Ann James of Red Bay; Ala., Patsy Smith of Amory, Judy Patterson of Verona and Regina Rust of-,Miller's Creek, N.C.; five brothers, Nolan Patterson of Red Bay, Ala., Jerry Patterson of Iuka, Robert Patterson of Golden, Donnie Patterson of Vina, Ala., and Larry Patterson of Tremont; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

ETHELEEN STACY

BOONEVILLE - Etheleen Stacy, 71, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after a brief illness. She was a retired employee of the Brown Shoe Company in Booneville after 30 years and a member of Little Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and working with flowers.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Digby and the Rev. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Vera Stacy of Booneville; one sister, Marie Stacy of Booneville; two brothers, Edward Stacy and his wife, Kay, of Marietta, and Ellis Stacy and his wife, Betty, of Booneville; two nephews, Matt Stacy, and Paul Stacy and his wife, Diane; one niece, Ann Smith and her husband, Ron; two great-nephews, William Stacy and Blake Smith; one great niece, Meredith Stacy.

She was preceded in death by her father, W. L. Stacy, and a sister, Geraldine Stacy.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

GERALD STACY

Gerald Stacy, 74, of Booneville, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at his home after an extended illness.

Services were held-Saturday, July 5, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home. Burial was in Siloam Cemetery.

Mr. Stacy was a farmer and a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. He was a Korean War and Vietnam US Marine veteran. He was preceded in death by two daughters, an infant daughter and Leilani Wilbanks; one son, James Tyler; one sister, Norma Owens; and one brother, Junior Robinson.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Stacy; two daughters, Debbie Palmer of Corinth and Barbara Mundt of Knoxville, Tenn.; four sons, Wayne Estes of Jumpertown, Fred Tyler of Ripley, Albert Mandrigues of Cabot, Ark. and Ricky McGinnis of Cherokee, Ala.; three sisters Jewel Newton of New Site Patsy Hayden of New Site; and Johnnie Bartley of Marietta; four brothers, James Stacy and Bob Robinson, both of Marietta, and Billy and Harold Stacy, both of New Site; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 

GERALDINE STACY

BOONEVILLE - Geraldine Stacy, 61, died Friday Oct. 2, 1987, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a retired employee of the Brown Shoe Company and a Baptist.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Castor Buse and the Rev. William J. Benefield officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. W. L. Stacy of Booneville; two sisters, Etheleen Stacy and Marie Stacy, both of Booneville; two brothers, Ellis Stacy of Booneville and Edward Stacy of Marietta; two nephews and one niece.

 

 

LELAND STACY

BOONEVILLE - Leland Whitehead Stacy, 87, died Thursday, November 24, 1994, after a brief illness at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was retired as a Housemother at Murphy Hall at North East Mississippi j Junior College. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the widow of Olen R. Stacy.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Calvin Barber and Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Cooley of Memphis, Tenn., and Ha Mae Peoples of Marietta; three sons, Bill Stacy of Byhalia, Wiley Stacy of Nesbit and Aubry Stacy of Booneville; two sisters, Euna Rhoads of Booneville and Lula Dobbins of Wynnewood, Okla.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will begins at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

 

LINDA ANN STACY

CORINTH - Linda Ann Smith Stacy, 35, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of North Corinth Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Wages and Bro. Shane Casabella officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Methodist Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Dustin Stacy of Corinth; one son, Hank Willis of Corinth; two daughters, Heather Willis and Amber Smith, both of Corinth; one step-son, Keano Stacy of Corinth; two brothers, Freddie Wayne Smith and Michael Lynn Smith, both of Corinth; one sister, Lisa Ann Jackson of Kossuth; her maternal grandparents, Marion and Virginia Robertson of Kossuth; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rabon Lee Smith Sr.; and a brother, Rabon Lee Smith Jr.

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

 

LOLA J. STACY

BOONEVILLE - Lola J. Stacy, 93, died Tuesday Mar 7, 1987, at the Baldwyn Unit of the North Mississippi Medical Unit after an extended illness. She was the widow of Henry C. Stacy, a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

 

 

LONA SUE STACY

RIENZI - Lona Sue Stacy, 81, died Tuesday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Rienzi Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Cooper and the Rev. James Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Dewey Stacy of Rienzi-, one sister. Jewel Rorie of Rienzi; three brothers, J. B. Calvary and Hillie Calvary, both of Rienzi, Victor Calvary of Corinth; one half brother, L. D. Cox of Rienzi; several nieces and nephews.

 

M. C. STACY

PLANTERSVILLE - M. C. Stacy, 61, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was born and raised in the Ozark community. He was a carpenter and furniture factory employee.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby White officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Harris Stacy of Plantersville; three daughters, Donna Moore and Greg and Dora Chambers and Rickey, all of Booneville, and Loretta DeVoss of Blue Springs; his mother, Retha Stacy of Mantachie; two sisters, Bonnie Smith and Glenn of Mantachie and Debbie Ellis of the Kirkville community; one brother, Donnie Stacy and Sandra of Fulton; his grandchildren, Brandon Brazeal, Bryan Brazeal, Justin Moore, Jessica Moore, Miranda Moore, Latasha Chambers, Shaun Chambers and Cody Chambers; one great-grandson, Hunter Brazeal.

He was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Stacy.

 

RANDLE STACY

WREN - Randle Abraham Stacy, 83, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at his home in Wren after a long illness. He was born Nov. 18, 1919, in Marietta to the late John Wesley and Maggie Sparks Stacy. He grew up in New Site and lived in the Siloam community, in Memphis and in Monroe County for 28 years, including 23 years at Wren. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University. He was a retired public school teacher, teaching agriculture and coaching. He also was a retired salesman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church. He enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing and family activities. He married Truda Rheba Johnson on Oct. 3, 1939, in New Site.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Siloam United Methodist Church in Prentiss County with the Rev. Dennis Smithey and the Rev. Charles McGill officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Truda Rheba Stacy of Wren; three sons, Larry Randle Stacy of Amory, Terry Dwayne Stacy of Nettleton and Randy Edward Stacy of Greenfield, Tenn.; three daughters, Sandra Carol Osborne of Wren, Maggie Dianne Jones of Amory and Deborah Gaye Bowling of Smithville; a brother, Enoch Paul Stacy of Booneville; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wendell Stacy.

Pallbearers will be Larry Mitchell Stacy, Terry Harold Stacy, John Jackson Osborne, Mark Randle Osborne, Christopher Calvert Jones, Jo Daniel McCollum, Andrew Gene Wilson and Brian Matthew McCollum.

Honorary pallbearers will be Audey W. Wilson Jr., Charles Nathan Osborne, Stephen Jeffrey Osborne, Casey Drew McCollum and Jason Dwayne Stacy.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Siloam United Methodist Church, 125 CR 4101, Marietta MS 38856; or American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory MS 38821.

 

VERA STACY

BOONEVILLE - Vera Estella Stacy, 99, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Creek Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She enjoyed cooking and sewing. She was the widow of W. L. Stacy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roger Franks and Bro. Castor Buse officiating. Banal will be in Zions Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Marie Stacy of Booneville; two sons, Ellis Stacy and his wife, Betty, of Booneville and Edward Stacy and his wife, Kay, of Marietta; three grandchildren, Paul Stacy and his wife, Diane, Ann Smith and her husband, Ron, and Matt Stacy: four great-grandchildren, Meredith and William Stacy and Blake and Brady Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Geraldine and Etheleen Stacy; and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Visitation will last until service time today.

 

VERMA STACY

BOONEVILLE - Verma Stacy, 83, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness. She was a member of the East Booneville Baptist Church and retired from South Central Plastics. She was the widow of Windell W. Stacy.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Maxine McElwain and husband, C.C., of Hot Springs, Ark.; her son, Dean Stacy and wife, Neva, of Tupelo; four sisters, Edith Stokes of California, Evelyn Wright of Booneville, Beverly Stockton of Lombard, Ill., and Ivy Walden of Monroe, La.; two brothers, Edward Davis and Jimmy Davis, both of Booneville; six grandchildren, Eric McElwain, Stacy Jones, Stephanie Duncan, Meredith Moss, Anna Katherine Grisham and Jason Stacy; four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

WILLIE MURRY STAFFORD

CORINTH - Willie Murry Stafford, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He attended school in the Tippah County School System and, after moving to Biggersville, attended Oak Grove School. He worked for Brawner's Stockyard, Central Electric, Corinth High School and Corinth Street Department. He also drove a school bus for the Corinth School System. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and raising cows and hogs.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Grove CME Church. The Rev. Cheryl Penson will officiate, and the Rev. Leroy Harris will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery at Ripley. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee Boyd Stafford of Corinth; two sons, Willie Dwight Stafford and wife, Arnita, of Biggersville, and James Donald Stafford and special friend, Angela McDonald, of Corinth; two daughters, Mary Delois Sorrell and Elizabeth Doris Patterson, both of Corinth; three brothers, Lee Morris Stafford and wife, Vera, of Biggersville, Frank Jr. Stafford and wife, Sarah, of Saltillo, and Larry D. Stafford and wife, Carolyn, of Rienzi; three sisters, Irene Pruitt and husband, James, and Sarah Shields, all of Biggersville, and Helen M. Leatherwood and husband, Jessie; 21 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Mary H. Gunn and husband, Jimmie, of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank "Buddy" and Omie Crum Stafford; a daughter, Shelia Myra Stafford; two brothers, Edgar "Ed" Stafford and Charles "Jamup" Stafford; and a sister, Maeford Lorick.

Pallbearers will be Dexter Stafford, Bobby Mayes, Dwight Herman, L.P. Spence, Roderick Herman, Fred Stafford, Tracy Stafford and Maurice Stafford.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove CME Church in Biggersville.

 

ROSE MARIE STAMPER

BOONEVILLE - Rose Marie Stamper. 57, died Friday, October 10, 1989, at Okolona Hospital after an extended illness. She was a factory worker and a member of Grace Methodist Church in Booneville.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. D. Edge officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Donita Cole of Booneville and Debbie Johnson of Deer Park, Texas; two sons, Charles Stamper and Doug Stamper, both of Okolona. her father, Frank Hyde of Shawnee, Okla.; her mother and stepfather, Pete and Faye Spencer of Booneville; two brothers, Tom Hyde of Booneville and Bob Wood of Magnolia, Texas; five grandchildren.

 

FANNIE STANFORD

IUKA - Fannie A. Edmondson Stanford, 85, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at her home. She was a homemaker, a farmer and a Christian. She enjoyed taking care of her family.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Gerald Hadley Sr. and Bro. Rueben Massey officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Mac Stanford, Howard Stanford and wife, Lynn, John Stanford and wife, Teresa, and Marty Stanford and wife, Terry, all of Iuka; five daughters, Frances Rast and husband, Austin, Sue McKee, and Connie Dillard and husband, Lawrence, all of Iuka, Shirley Hagood and husband, Paul, of Burnsville, and Shelia Robbins and husband, Clyde, of Golden; 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Stanford, and a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Charlie Durham.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Rast, Richie Rast, Preston South, Larry Dillard, Lee Dillard, Zachary Stanford, Casey Stanford and Joshua Robbins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Porter McKee, Darren McKee, Paul Dean Hagood II and John Hagood.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Magnolia Regional Health and Hospice.

 

RUBY L. STANFORD

IUKA - Ruby L. Stanford, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at Magnolia Regional Hospital. She was a member of Old Ham Baptist Church in Iuka. She worked at the Iuka Shirt Factory and at National Apparel in Burnsville. She retired after 17 years at the Iuka Baptist Church nursery.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Old Ham Baptist Church in Iuka with Bro. John Bray officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka. Ludlam Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Denny Stanford, and Larry Stanford and wife, Lynn, all of Iuka; a daughter, Peggy South and husband, Kenneth, of Iuka; two sisters, Ellen Gist and Eurshell Walters, both of Iuka; five grandchildren, Sandra Kettler, Sonya Morphis, Melissa Stanford, Tiffany Stanford and Matt Stanford; four great-grandchildren, Ashley, Jared, Brianna and Paige.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. "Dub" Stanford; her parents, John and Ona Howard; four brothers, W.C. Howard, B.J. Howard, Daniel Howard and Alfred Howard; and two grandchildren, Ralph Shoffner and Morgan Stanford.

 

JOHN C. STANKER

GUNTOWN - John C. Stanker, 58, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at the VA Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. He was a native of Pennsylvania, a resident of Guntown and a former resident of Ocala, Fla. He was the owner of The Floridian Forge in Ocala, Fla. He served in the U. S. Air Force for four yearas. He attended Unity Missionary Baptist Church east of Saltillo. He was an avid classic car buff and enjoyed all sports. He loved spending special time with his children and grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Shannon Blower and the Rev. Jerry Scheidbach officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Wanda Stanker of Guntown; two daughters, Lisa Kitchens and husband, Travis, of Guntown, and Sherie Blower and husband, Rev. Shannon Blower, of Sharon Circle, Ohio; two sons, Joe Scheidbach of Gardenia, Calif., and Joe Stanker of Washington; two stepsons, Ronnie Scheidbach and wife, Rhonda, of Torrance, Calif., and Rev. Jerry Scheidbach and wife, Becky, of Guadalupe, Calif.; a sister, Barbara Calhoun of Rutherford, N. C.; a brother, Randy Stanker and wife, Dee Dee, of Ocala, Fla.; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William R. Stanker Sr. and Ann Pike Stanker.

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

Memorials may be made to the Gideons Bible Ministry.

 

MRS. CANDACE REES STANLEY

Mrs. Candace Rees Stanley, 91, of Booneville, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1985, at the Baldwyn Hospital after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with W.V. Kemp officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Stanley was the widow of J.C. Stanley Jr. She was a housewife and a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, John C. Stanley III of Corinth.

Mrs. Stanley is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Betty Stanley Tigrett' of Booneville; five grandchildren, Hamilton Mathis Jr. of Starke, Fla., Candace Hines of Lake City, Fla., Pricilla Stanley Denton of Memphis, John C. Stanley IV and Michael K. Stanley, both of Corinth; and a niece, Mary Bynum Hambrick of Booneville.

 

CLAUDIA IRENE "TINCEY" STANLEY

NEW SITE - Claudia Irene "Tincey" Stanley, 88, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was the widow of J. A. Stanley, a homemaker and a Methodist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Estelle Pounds of New Site and Louise Bonds of Booneville; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

JOHN C. STANLEY

John C. Stanley, Sr., passed away at Memphis Hospital at an early hour Thursday morning following a fall, causing the fracture of his hip a few weeks ago. The fractured hip had about healed, but other complications came causing his death.

Mr. Stanley was one of the pioneers of Booneville and had contributed a great deal to its social, religious and business growth. After many years in the merchantile business, he organized and became the president of the Bank of Booneville, and remained at its head until his death.

He was an outstanding member of the Booneville Baptist Church and took a leading part in its activities. A few years ago, he gave to his church a splendid Pipe Organ, which stands as a monument to his generosity.

The funeral services were held from the family residence at 6 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and conducted by its pastor, Bro. J. D. Thompson assisted by Bro. J. V. Bennett, pastor of the Methodist Church and Bro Jeff Rogers of Amory Special Music was rendered by a chosen choir from the various churches of the town.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Ila Rogers Stanley and two sons, J. C., cashier of the Bank of Booneville and Roger, who practiced law in Memphis for several years, but came to Booneville a few months ago and is now connected with the Bank, and one daughter, Mrs. Will Barnett.

The bereaved ones have the deepest sympathy of a legion of friends at the passing of this splendid citizen and businessman.

McMillan and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 15 July 1932

 

 

JOHN C. STANLEY

John C. Stanley, Sr., passed away at Memphis Hospital at an early hour Thursday morning following a fall, causing the fracture of his hip a few weeks ago. The fractured hip had about healed, but other complications came causing his death.

Mr. Stanley was one of the pioneers of Booneville and had contributed a great deal to its social, religious and business growth. After many years in the merchantile business, he organized and became the president of the Bank of Booneville, and remained at its head until his death.

He was an outstanding member of the Booneville Baptist Church and took a leading part in its activities. A few years ago, he gave to his church a splendid Pipe Organ, which stands as a monument to his generosity.

The funeral services were held from the family residence at 6 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and conducted by its pastor, Bro. J. D. Thompson assisted by Bro. J. V. Bennett, pastor of the Methodist Church and Bro Jeff Rogers of Amory Special Music was rendered by a chosen choir from the various churches of the town.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Ila Rogers Stanley and two sons, J. C., cashier of the Bank of Booneville and Roger, who practiced law in Memphis for several years, but came to Booneville a few months ago and is now connected with the Bank, and one daughter, Mrs. Will Barnett.

The bereaved ones have the deepest sympathy of a legion of friends at the passing of this splendid citizen and businessman.

McMillan and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 15 July 1932

Submitted by: Ruby Rorie

 

ROBERT STANLEY SR.

BOONEVILLE - Robert Denson Stanley Sr., 59, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at his home after a long illness. He was a member of Martin Hill Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed fox and coon hunting.

Services will be at noon Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Onnie Ralph officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Rita Reece Stanley; his mother, Minnie Stanley of Corinth; three sons, Robert Stanley Jr. and fiancee, Eunice Miller, Bobby Joe Stanley and wife, Tisha Annette, and Travis Denson Stanley, all of Booneville; a sister, Imagene Keenum and husband, Roy, of Booneville; his in-laws, Franklin Conner and Mary Louis Reece of Booneville; a grandchild, Christopher Lee Stanley; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Ward Stanley, and a brother, Earnest J. Stanley.

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

 

TULA FAY STANPHILL

Tula Fay Stanphill, 88, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at her residence. She was born April 27, 1916, in Itawamba County to the late Will and Beddie Petty. She was a retired factory worker from Itawamba Mfg. Company. She was a member of the Fulton Church of God of Prophecy.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Winters and Bro. Marvis Bostick officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley. Cox and Barbara Ewing and her husband, Billy, of Fulton; one son, Charles Stanphill and his wife, Betty Sue, of the Tilden com

munity; four brothers, Noonan Petty, Ezell Petty, Martel Petty, all of Golden, and Hershel Petty of Fairview; six grandsons, Roger Ewing and wife, Debbi, Steve Stanphill and wife, Bessie, Michael Cox, Joel Ewing, Chris Cox and Wade Cox; two granddaughters, Kim Smith and husband, Chris, and Sandra Lucas and husband, Richard; eight greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Stanphill; two sisters, Opal Hall and Mae Miller; two brothers, Durell Petty and Truman Petty; one son-in-law, David Cox.

Pallbearers were Billy Petty, Donald and Chris Petty, Michael Cox, Danny Ewing and Trelvie Petty.

 

VERA STANPHILL

GOLDEN - Vera Stanphill, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was a native of Golden. She was an elementary school teacher for 22 years and a member of the Tishomingo County Retired Teachers Association. She was a 50-year member of Golden Central Baptist Church and an Adult Ladies Sunday School teacher.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Golden Central Baptist Church with Bro. Mickey Trammel and Bro. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Garden. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Stanphill and wife, Iown, of Golden, and Charles Stanphill and wife, Nancy, of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, O.L. Dickinson of Paris, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Chris Stanphill and wife, Amy, of Golden, and Kathy Stanphill of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Stanphill; her parents, Oscar L. and Martha Dickinson; a brother, Gristel Dickinson; two infant brothers; and an infant sister.

Pallbearers will be Freddie Morris, Doug Epps, Taft Renfroe, Charles Searcy, Bobby Woods and Eddie Woods.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Epps, Jerry Morris, Wayne Ledbetter, Anthony Ledbetter and Greg Ledbetter.

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

 

KITTY STANSIFER

BOONEVILLE - Kitty Ruth Ray Stansifer, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005. at her home in the Landmark Retirement Community in Booneville. She was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Choctaw County, the daughter of William Thomas Ray and Florence Isabella Dunn Ray. She was a graduate of Weir High School and Holmes Junior College. She married Joseph Stansifer in 1950. She spent most of her life in Chattanooga, Tenn., where she was an administrator with Bell South, retiring after 35 years service. She was an active member of the Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church, the Pilot Club of Chattanooga and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Mended Hearts support group. After relocating to Booneville, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Women of Mission , the Joy Makers, Friends of the Library, and the Pilot Club. In 1991, she received an award from Miss. Governor Kirk Fordice as "Volunteer of the Year for the Booneville Retiree Attraction Program" recognizing her work for the Booneville Chamber of Commerce. She was a Christian who placed her faith and trust in Jesus Christ and the sovereignty of God.

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

Survivors include three sisters, Gracie Bowie of Ackerman, Pearl Millsaps and her husband, Earl, of Booneville, and Neva McDonald and her husband, Bill, of Sulfer Springs, Texas; a brother, Tom Dunn Ray and his wife, Barbara, of Baton Rouge, La.; two brothers-in-law, Jim Stansifer and his wife, Peggy, of Chattanooga, and Troy Moore of Selma, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Ray of Atlanta; 15 nieces and nephews; other relatives in the Booneville area: Ray Millsaps, David, Rebecca and Elizabeth West, Joey, Stephanie, Abigail, Joseph and Isabel Williford, and John Pearson, and many friends, including the staff and residents of the Landmark Retirement Community.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, Harold Ray and Howard Ray; two sisters, Mary Lou Tackett and Eva Ray.

Pallbearers will be Travis Childers, Dr. Webster Cleveland, Wayne Sappington, David West, Dr. John Jacobs and Connie Drown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027 or Gilbert's Home Health Hospice, P.O. Box 4208, Tupelo, MS 38803 or to a charity of choice.

 

JERRY RAY STANTON

BOONEVILLE - Jerry Ray Stanton, 66, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at the Longwood Community Living Center. He was retired as a automobile body repair and painting specialist. He loved hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Morgan officiating. Burial will be in the Prospect Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Anita Huguley of Booneville; one son, Donnie Ray Stanton of Booneville; his mother, Gladys Stanton of Booneville; one grandson, Michael Ray Stanton and his wife, Mandy, of Guntown.

He was preceded in death by his father, Obie Stanton.

Pallbearers will be Michael Stanton, John Casey, Jim Freeze, Gary Freeze and Larry Powell.

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

 

MARY  YVONNE STARKEY

Mary  Yvonne Starkey, known by her friends and family as "Yvonne" and "Nana," died Friday, August 24, 2001. A resident of Tishomingo, Yvonne Starkey was sixty-six years old.

She was born in 1935 to Zeb and Lessie Deaton and grew up in the Boggs Chapel Community with sisters Peggy

Hoover and Jean Luttrell and brother Aaron Deaton. Yvonne graduated from Paden High School in 1952 and moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where she worked and played on a local women's basketball team. She returned to Tishomingo and began to date Ed Starkey who was in the U. S. Army and was stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia. While dating, Ed and Yvonne often drove to luka in his 1952 baby blue Ford and ate grilled cheese sandwiches at the Pan Am Cafe.

On October 10, 1953, Ed oni V-nnn mnrripA nt

members. Her specialty was personalized birthday cakes for family and friends. A recurring theme in her cakes was the dreaded "old man" who appeared on the cake to let the birthday person know that time was passing.

Yvonne also found time to attend Northeast Community College and the University of North Alabama to take education classes and to pursue hobbies such as painting, ceramics, and stained glass design.

The passing of time requires much of us, and Yvonne along with her sisters, Peggy and Jean, rose to the occasion in taking care of their elderly parents in their last years. Yvonne provided loving care for her husband Ed after his stroke and until his death in 1998.

The Starkey place became a second home for many extended family members and friends of the children. Yvonne had a particular knack for welcoming people into her home and making them a part of her family. Many people have fond memories of gatherings during the holidays, singing around the fire, or simple quiet time spent on the deck. Yvonne's home was eulogized by Rev. Earl MacAnally as being a "safe place" for many in these times of change.

Those who knew Yvonne Starkey admired and enjoyed her true passion for life, for "Livin" every day to its fullest. Her passions were many and diverse and included maintaining the family home, fishing, homemade ice cream, collecting rocks from the travels of her children, guineas, riding her four-wheeler in "the bottom," and singing.

She was most passionate about her family. She was a devoted daughter to her parents and wholly committed to her husband, Edward. She unconditionally loved her children and their families. Her grandchildren, Bryant Starkey & Starkey-Morgan Ludlam of

North Carolina. Over the course of this time, Yvonne and her husband had four children: Daniel, Carole, Paul, and Mary Jo. The Starkey family returned to Huntsville after their tour at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Ed Starkey retired from the Army at that location.

Later, Yvonne and her family returned to Tishomingo, where they built their home on Carter's Branch Road. While her children were completing school and college, Yvonne worked a variety of jobs, including assisting her husband with farming; working in local manufacturing plants; and organizing and running the bakery at the Piggly Wiggly Grocery in luka.

Yvonne was a gifted cook and opened two bake shops in Tishomingo and with her sister Jean in Paden. Many people still have fond memories of her

McClung, and Steven Starkey. Honorary Pallbearers were her nephews, David Luttrell, David Starkey, Jimmy Starkey, Denton Copeland, Fred Starkey, Nash Starkey, and John Blackburn; and friends of the family Bud Shewbart, Eugene Riley, Jerome Johnson, John McDougal, James Belue and the Back Porch Gang.' Memorials may be made to the Salem Cemetery Fund, the Friendship Church Cemetery Fund, the American Heart Association, or the Disabled American Veterans.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Ludlam's Funeral Home, the many friends, family and members of the church who gave comfort during our sorrow. We also hope that we all will remember Yvonne for the passion she held for life.

 

HERMAN J. STARLING

GUNTOWN - Herman J. Starling, 88, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at the Daniel Nursing Home in Fulton. He was a retired farmer and scrap metal collector, and a member of the Church of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in Center Star Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Schaetten of Twin Lakes, Wis.; a son, James A. Starling of Guntown; a sister, Jean Ramsey of Tupelo; two brothers, Lamont Starling of Mooreville and Truman Starling of Guntown; nine grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Inez Starling, and two sons, Billy Joe Starling and Herman Starling Jr.

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

 

JOYCE STARLING

GUNTOWN - Joyce Wiggs Starling, 50, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.

She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with burial in the Ecru city cemetery. Bro. Dale Carr will officiate.

Survivors include her husband, James Starling of Guntown; a daughter, Jamie Easterling and her husband Donald of New Albany; a son, Johnny Wiggs Jr. of Houlka; three grandchildren, Corey Easterling, Myranda Easterling and Morgan Easterling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Pauline Harris; a brother, Charles Harris; and a grandson, Quinto Blake Easterling.

 

L. Q. STARLING

BALDWYN - Lawrence Q. "L. Q." Starling, 82, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center. He retired from the furniture industry and did mechanic work. He was a Mason and a member of the VFW. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in North Africa and Italy. He was a member and deacon of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Cossey and Bro. Rayburn Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Starling of Baldwyn; one son, Billy J. Starling and wife, Cheryl, of Corinth; one brother, Booker Starling of Baldwyn; three grandchildren, Renee Starling Stokes and husband, Chris, of Jackson, Shane Starling of Baldwyn and Brad Starling of Kossuth; two great-grandchildren, Drake Starling and Madison Starling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Effie Hallmark Starling; one sister, Emily Sample; and one brother, Thomas Starling.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

 

ARCHIE W. STARNES

CORINTH - Archie W. Starnes, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Dec. 15, 1918, in Shelby County, Tenn., to Daley Starnes and Elizabeth Jones Starnes. He was a farmer, a carpenter and a member of Holly Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Violet Lee Starnes, in October 1995.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Corinthian Funeral home Chapel with Bill Jones officiating. Burial will be in Holly Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, James Starnes of Grenada, D.L. Starnes and Ricky Lee Starnes, both of Corinth; three daughters, Debbie Starnes, Linda J. Highland and Sandra Kay Vincent, all of Corinth; 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and all his brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, James Vincent, Roger Vincent, Doug Starnes and Shane Huff.

 

ZELMA STARR

BOONEVILLE - Zelma Crump Starr, 69, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at the Savannah Health Care Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ruben Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Ada Christian officiating. Burial will be in Ruben Chapel Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Claude Starr; a son, Keith Starr; a godson, Raymond McGaha.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Crump; her mother, Dela W. Crump; a brother, Elkie Crump; and a sister, Stella Welch.

Pallbearers will be John Burress, Rickey McGaha, Marvin Dilworth, Daniel Welch, Marin Ragin, Harold Nance, Roy Stubbs and Jason McGaha.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

JIM STEDMAN

BOONEVILLE - Jim Stedman, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at his home after a long illness. He was a sheet metal worker, a Baptist and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Marcelle Stedman of Booneville; two daughters, Jill Johnson of Booneville and Sherie Stedman of Missouri; four sons, Barry Stedman of Ramer, Tenn., Robin Stedman of Selmer, Tenn., and Gerald Johnson Jr. and Jeremy Johnson, both of Booneville; a brother, John Stedman of Memphis; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery.

 

WILLIAM HENRY STARKS

William Henry Starks, 72, of Baldwyn, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 17. Burial was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery.

Local survivors include his wife, Donnie Mae Starks of Baldwyn; three sons, Jan

Starks, Roy E. Starks and Rhyon Starks, all of Baldwyn; seven daughters, Edith A. Starks, Dorothy A. Harris, Verdell Lowery, Earvel Wick, Betty E. Starks, Veronica Starks and Kim Starks, all of Baldwyn; and a sister, Emma Lee Price of Baldwyn.

 

 

MILDRED STEELE

BALDWYN  - Mildred Bryson Steele, 94, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today al Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Randy Owens officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Marie Steele Boone of Baldwyn, Marion Phifer of Hazen, Ark.; Ruby Wigginton and her husband, Leon, of West Memphis, Ark., and Frances Wages and her husband, Junior, of Baldwyn; a son, Maxie Steele, and his wife, Nadine, of Baldwyn; a sister in law, Nell Bryson of Baldwyn; 21 grandchildren 51 great grandchildren; 14 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyce Steele; two sons in-law, William Boone and Don Phifer; a sister, Grace Mullinix two brothers, John Bryson and Troy Bryson: and a great grandchildren, Ton Dukes.

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

 

TIMMY STEELE

FULTON - Timothy C. "Timmy" Steele, 57, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 23, 1947, in Itawamba County to the late M.C. and Ouida Cleveland Steele. He was a construction worker with F.L. Crane Inc. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Benny Randolph and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Steele of Fulton; two daughters, Tina Curtis and Rodney of Tupelo, and Christie Ferguson of Fulton; two stepsons, Jerry Holliday of Belmont and Mark Holliday of Australia; a sister, Joyce Randolph and husband, Bro. Bennie, of Pontotoc; five grandchildren, six step grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Chris Montgomery, Dwight Jones, Johnny Adams, Freddie Randolph, Dwight Johnson and Brad Montgomery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Phillips, Pookie Sheffield, Reggie Waddle, Billy Wright, Dwayne Johnson and Cory Morrison Curtis.

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

 

CHARLES E. STEEN SR.

BOONEVILLE - Charles E. Steen Sr., 74 died Dee 11, 1999, al his residence after all extended illness. He was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Yazoo City. He was a graduate of Yazoo City High School. He attended Hinds Junior College on a football scholarship and was a member of the boxing team. He was the Stale Golden Glove Middle Weight Boxing Champion in 1948. Following his graduation from Hinds, he attended Toledo University and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. He attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1952 and was licensed to practice in Mississippi.

A veteran of World War II serving with the 75th Infantry Division, he was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion.

He served the City of Bonneville for 24 years, first as an aldermen and then as mayor train 1973 77 He was a member of the school board for 20 years and was a charter member of the Booneville Jaycees, the Booneville Chamber of Commerce, the Civitan Club and the Booneville Golf and Country Club. He was past president of the Rotary, Lions and Booster Clubs. In 1977, he was named of the Teri Most Admired People in Prentiss County. The Rotary Club awarded him the Paul Harris Fellow Award in 1989. He buoyed sports one playing golf He was a member of First Baptist Church of Booneville for 50 years, where he served as deacon, choir member, finance committee chairman and music librarian. Until his retirement in 1990, he was owner/manager of McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr Lynn Jones and Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery McMillan Funeral Home is in chains of the arrangements

Survivors include his wife, dove Hankins Steen, one daughter, Susan Stem Meredith and her husband, Dr. Tom Meredith, of Tuscaloosa. Ala.; throe sons, Charles "Chuck" Steen Jr., and his wife, Debbie Lindsey Steen, of Franklin, Tenn., Mike Steen of Booneville and Greg Steel and his wife Cindy, of Booneville: two stepsons, Blake Robertson of Los Angelo and John Pratt and his wife, Mandy, of Oxford; one sister, Mary Ann Wansley of Florence; two brothers. H. W. Steen of West Palm, Beach, Fla.; and Ed Steen of Yazoo, City; four grandchildren, Mark Meredith and his wife Valerie of Jackson, Matt Meredith A Oxford and Lindsey and Ethel Steen of Franklin, Tenn.

He was preceded m death by one son, Bruce Steen in 1981: end by his first wife of 40 years. Betty McMillan Stem m 1990.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until noon today at the lateral home

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Hospice, or First Baptist Church in Booneville.

 

 

BETTY CAROLYN MCMILLAN STEEN

BOONEVILLE - Betty Carolyn McMillan Steen, 60, died Thursday, August 2, 1990, at the North Mississippi member of the Medical Booneville First Baptist Church.

Services will bat 11 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Duncan and the Rev. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Steen, Sr., of Booneville; one daughter, Susan Meredith of Bowling Green, Ky.; Chuck Steen of Nashville, Tenn., Mike Steen and Greg Steen, both of Booneville; one brother, R. C. McMillan Jr. of Baldwyn, four great children.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the American Cancer Society, the Booneville First Baptist Church building fund North Mississippi Medical Center, HOPICE Program of North Mississippi Medical Center.

Charles B. Steen Sr.

Former Booneville Mayo, Charles B. Steen Sr. died Saturday. Dec. 11, 1999, at his residence in Booneville after an extended illness. He was 74. He served the City of Booneville for 24 years, first as an alderman and then as mayor from 1973-77.

A member First Baptist Church and numerous civic organizations. Steen was owner/manager at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville until leis retirement in 1990.

"If you didn't love Charles Steen, you just didn't know him" said former Booneville Mayor Charles Coda who worked in city government with Steen for 24 years, beginning in 1961 when both were elected :is aldermen.

"He was a man who stood tall in a forest of great trees," Crabb said, adding Steen was a man who loved his family. his church and community.

"He didn't look for recognition. Many things he has done in his lifetime, many people don't know about and that's the way lie wanted it;" Crabb said, "He was very firm in his beliefs and he loved people. As a funeral director, I know he has comforted many people through his kind words and the services he rendered. He was just there when you needed him."

Crabb also noted Steen was an integral part in providing leadership for improvements in Booneville's rare. police and street departments. utilities and industrial park.

"He was a great man and he'll be missed. His memory will linger with many." Comb said.

Mike Kelley of McMillan Funeral Home worked with Stein about three years at McMillan's

Steen retired. Kelley remembers Steen's sense of humor.

"He liked to poke fun at people. He always wanted to keep everybody joking and laughing.

He might just walk past and make some remark and keep going, not waiting for the person to, say anything.

Fellow church member amt lord CPA Kermit Jones described Steen as  "A good Christian man and honest man."

"I knew him to always practice integrity. He was probably the most dependable person I've ever know in my life. Whenever he told something today you could count on it to be that way a years from now. If he said he'd be there at 2:30 in the morning, he would be. He was that type of person. ask for recognition and really didn't want my recognition."

Although most people didn't know it, when Steen was mayor many times on Sunday morning, he would drive around town, checking to see what things needed to be done such as with streets and culverts.

"When he would complete that tour around town, he would circle the block around the First Baptist Church and he might go around it six or seven times. One day I asked him, "Charles, why do you dive around the church so much." He had one word: 'Praying."

Jones and Steen were friend for over 40 years. "I'm going miss that guy. "I already have;" he said Booneville attorney Thomas Keenum and Steen were share members around 1970 in what was originally the coffee club at the Town Motel Restaurant. After the know it all, Keenum said. "Except when he was kidding and carrying on, he was a quiet person. He was a caring person. He genuinely cared about a lot of people. Friendships meant a lot to ]Iran, i think that's why the coffee club meant a lot to him."

A picture of Steen will now be placed on the wall with tire other deceased Coffee Club members, Harold While, Joe Johnsey, Malcohn Carter and Perry Henderson. Flags flew at half mast at Booneville City Hall on the clay of his funeral.

Steen was a World War II veteran serving in the 75th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for bravery in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium.

In 1977 he was named one of the Ten Most Admired People in Prentiss County. He was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award in 1989 from the Rotary Club.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville for 50 years, serving as a deacon, choir member, finance committee chairman and music librarian.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with burial in Booneville Cemetery.

 

 

CHARLES E. STEEN SR.

Charles E. Steen Sr. died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at his residence in Booneville after an extended illness. He was 74.

He served the City of Booneville for 24 years, first as an alderman and then as mayor from 1973-77. A member First Baptist Church and numerous civic organizations, Steen was owner/manager of McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville until his retirement in 1990.

"If you didn't love Charles Steen, you just didn't know him," said former Booneville Mayor Charles Crabb who worked in city government with Steen for 24 years, beginning in 1961 when both were elected as aldermen.

He was a man who stood tall in a forest of great trees," Crabb said “adding Steen was a man who loved his family, his church and community.

"He didn't look for recognition. Many things he has done in his lifetime, many people don't know about and that's the way he wanted it," Crabb said “know-it-all, Keenum said. "Except when he was kidding and carrying on, he was a quiet person. He was a caring person. He genuinely cared about a lot of people. Friendships meant a lot to him. I think that's why the coffee club meant a lot to him."

A picture of Steen will now be placed on the wall with the other deceased Coffee Club members, Harold White, Joe Johnsey, Malcolm Carter and Perry Henderson. Flags flew at half-mast at Booneville City Hall on the day of his funeral.

Steen was a World War II veteran serving in the 75th Infantry

Mike Kelley of McMillan Funeral Home worked with Steen about three years at McMillan's before Steen retired, Kelley remember Steen's sense of humor.

"He liked to poke fun at people He always wanted to keep every body joking and laughing. He might just walk past and make some remark and keep going, tic waiting for the person to say any thing."

Fellow church member and loco CPA Kermit Jones described Steen as "a good Christian man and an honest man."

"I knew him to always practice integrity. He was probably the most dependable person I've ever knows in my life. Whenever lie told you something today you could count on it to he that way a year from now. If he said he'd be there at 2:30 in the morning, he would be. He was that type of  fellow." "He was very firm in his beliefs and he loved people. As a funeral director, I know he has comforted many people through his kind words and the services he rendered. He was just there when you needed him."

Crabb also noted Steen was an integral part in providing leadership for improvements in Booneville's fire, police and street departments, utilities and industrial park.

"He was a great man and he'll be missed. His memory will linger with many." Crabb said.

Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for bravery in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium.

In 1977 he was named one of the Ten Most Admired People in Prentiss County. He was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award in 1989 from the Rotary Club.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville for 50 years, serving as a deacon, choir member, finance committee chairman and music librarian.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with burial in Booneville Cemetery. ask for recognition and really didn't want any recognition."

Although most people didn't know it, when Steen was mayor many times on Sunday mornings he would drive around town, checking to see what things needed to be done such as with streets and culverts.

"When he would complete that tour around town, he would circle the block around the First Baptist Church and he might go around it six or seven times. One day I asked him, 'Charles, why do you drive around the church so much.” He had one word “Praying." Jones and Steen were friends for over 40 years. "I'm going to miss that guy ... I already have," he said.

 

 

LAWRENCE L. STELL

BOONEVILLE - Lawrence L. Stell, 63, died Friday at the Booneville Hospital. He was retired from business, a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville and a veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Era Moore Stell, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Stell; two brothers, Louis E. Stell all of Booneville and Lawson E. Stell of Cordova, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be Bill Crowle, Vince Stell, Elaon Stell, Dal Stel, David Box, Stan Beasley and Avern Trimble.

 

 

SIDNEY STELL

Sidney Eli Stell, 97, of Booneville, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, May 4, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial was in Gaston Cemetery.

Mr. Stell was a carpenter and farmer. He loved gardening and growing tomatoes. He was a member of Gaston Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Trimble Stell; his parents, G. W. and Mary Brown Stell; one son, Lawrence Stell; three sisters, Lois McClanahan, Edna Lauderdale and Vema Trimble; and two great-grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons, Lawson Stell and his wife, Evelyn, of Cordova, Tenn., and Louis "Boots" Stell and his wife, Marcella, of Booneville; a daughter-in-law, Era Moore Stell of Booneville; six grandchildren, Margaret Stell Box, Phyllis Stell Crowley, Vince Stell, Eaton Stell, Dal Stell and Melissa Stell Beasley; seven great-grandchildren, Amber Lancaster, Grant Box, Justin Beasley, Rhiannon Stell, Joshua Beasley, Ehlna Stell and Jacob Beasley; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Gaston Cemetery Fund, 1908 Gaston Road, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

CULLEN B. STENNETT

Rites Held Tuesday For Cullen B. Stennett

Cullen B. Stennett of Booneville, who was a salesman for King-Norman Wholesale Company of Corinth until his health failed died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday in the Northeast Mississippi Hospital.

Mr. Stennett was the son of the late Benjamin M. Stennett and Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Short Stennett. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a Mason. He was 55.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Roby and Bro. Clarence Jones officiating. Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Pauline Morgan Stennett, who is director of nurses at Northeast Miss. Hospital; a son, Bill Stennett of Booneville; a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Thorpe of Mobile, Ala.; two brothers, Clifford Stennett and Woodrow Stennett of Booneville; five sisters, Mrs. Ollie Arnold of Pisgah, Mrs. Bessie Shook of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Lizzie Lytal, Mrs. Ernie Prather, and Mrs. Quay Spain of Booneville; two grandchildren, Richard III and Benjamin Thorpe, of Mobile, Ala.; a host of nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday September 10, 1964

 

CULLEN BENJAMIN STENNETT

Many homes have been saddened by the passing of Cullen Benjamin Stennett. On Sunday night, Sept. 6, 1964, the death angels came to the Northeast Miss. Hospital and claimed Cullen Stennett as their own. The hearts of the young and the hearts of the fold were shivering with grief to learn of Cullen's death. He was born in Prentiss County on August 28, 1909.

Mr. Stennett was the great-grandson of the late Benjamin Merrit Stennett and Elizabeth A. Matthews Stennett and the late John R. Martin and Elizabeth Shackelford Martin, early pioneers of Old I Tishomingo County. He was the grandson of the late George L. Stennett and Elizabeth Martin Stennett of Prentiss County.

Mr. Stennett was the son of the late Benjamin Merritt Stennett and Sarah Elizabeth Short Stennett of Booneville. Cullen's father was a well-known man of Booneville and held a job for several years as night watchman of city  was salesman for King and Norman Wholesale Company of Corinth for whom he worked 17 years. His big smile, hearty handshake, and the lusty exchange with friends as he moved in and out of the many stores will long be remembered. Cullen counted his friends by the score. His day's work was never too heavy, nor was he ever too tired to exchange a good word and a hello or a chat with friends.

Mr. Stennett was rated as the, top salesman for King and Norman of Corinth. His health failed him more than a year ago, although he was brave throughout his sickness.

Cullen attended Booneville School where he made many friends.

Cullen's two children, Sarah, a daughter, graduated from Booneville High School and Northeast Miss. Junior College and received her B. S. Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi; Bill, a son, who is 16 years of age, is a junior at Booneville High School and is rated on the football and basketball teams.

Mr. Stennett was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Mason Lodge of Booneville.

 

THOMAS MONROE STENNETT

Rites For Thomas Monroe Stennett Held Monday

Funeral services for Thomas Monroe Stennett of Booneville, Rt. 4 were conducted Monday afternoon at Zion Rest Church, with Bro. J. A. Thornton; Tommy Nerren officiating. Burial was in the Massey Cemetery McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mr. Stennett passed away at 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the North Mississippi Hospital following an extended illness. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired farmer. He was 71

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Urn Searcy Stennett; two sons. Leslie Stennett of Atlanta, Ga. and Arthur Stennett of Booneville, two daughters, Mrs. Myrl C. Kossuth and Mrs. Charles Gamble of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three brothers, Lee Stennett of Andy Stennett and Jack Stennett, of Booneville, Rt. 4; two sisters Emma and Lela Stennett of Booneville, Rt. 4, and ten grandchildren.

 

BEA STEPHENS

Bea Stephens, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2001, at her home. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Tishomingo Baptist Church. She was an artist and a member of the Tishomingo County Fine Arts Guild and the Needle Chasers Quilting Club. She was active in her community and an inspiration to all who knew her.

Services were at 11 a.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jim Pinkerton officiating. Burial was in Tishomingo Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Scott Stephens of Paden; a son, Ray Stephens and his wife, Sue, of Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter, Sissie Parrish

and her husband, Billy, of New Albany; two brothers, James Timbes of Belmont and Douglas Timbes of Tishomingo; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Amos Timbes, and a sister, Catherine Lindsey.

Pallbearers were Edward McRae, Kenny Hodgin, Mike Timbes, David Rushing, Jeff Bonds, Willis Page and Stanley Page.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Paden Volunteer Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tishomingo Baptist church or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

ERA MAE STEPHENS

MANTACHIE - Era Mae Stephens, 95, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Daniel Healthcare Inc. She was born Nov. 26,1909, to Noonan Farrar and Mattie Birmingham Farrar. She worked in the Mantachie School lunch room and at Mantachie Manufacturing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mantachie.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Dr. John Adams and Bro. Grady Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the Stephens Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons and their spouses, Merwyn and Bobbie Stephens of Fulton, Max and Frances Stephens of Saltillo, Sonny and Linda Stephens and Jerry and Christi Stephens, all of Mantachie; two daughters and their spouses, Myra and Carl Soden of Mantachie and Mattie Ann and Hal Ricketts of Watertown, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; five sisters, Norene Barksdale of Grenada, Johnnie Hale of Southaven, Paula Lytal of Baldwyn, Elise Hinds of Kirkville and Alice Rushing of Mantachie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. E. "Gee" Stephens; one grandchild; six brothers and one daughter-in-law.

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

 

GLADYS KEETON STEPHENS

WEST POINT - Gladys Keeton Stephens, 93, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Greenville Burn Center. She was formerly of Golden and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Belmont for 53 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.W. Stephens in 1989, and her parents, T.M. and Minnie Rea Keeton.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Belmont City Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Goodwin and the Rev. Russell Fletcher officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her son, Dr. Joe K. Stephens and his wife, Tip, of West Point; two nieces, Bobbie McGlaun of Jasper, Ala., and JoLee Hussey and her husband, Charles, of Oxford; three nephews, Fay Mills of Tuscumbia, Ala., Tom Childs of Fulton and Steve Akin of Houston, Texas; many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charles Crabb, Dan Crabb, Dr. Don Ratliff, Steve Ratliff, Dr. Steve Senter and Bob Yarber. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. T.N. Braddock, Dr. Edmund Miller and Dr. John Frazier.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial may be made to the Miss. Firefighters Memorial Burn Center, Delta Regional Medical Center, 1400 E. Union Street, Greenville, MS 38703, or to the First United Methodist Church, Belmont, MS, or the First United Methodist Church, West Point, MS.

 

HASSELL MAE STEPHENS

Mrs. Hassell Mae Stephens Floyd, 78, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Services were Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at Fairview Church of God with Bro. Marshall Tennison officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Ironic was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Itawamba County, the daughter of Daniel Walter Stevens and Lucille Webb Stevens. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed cooking and going to auto races.

She is survived by a daughter, Faye Holland and her husband, Jimmy, of Rienzi, four sons, Jerry Stephens and his wife, Sharon, of Las Vegas, Nev., Roy Floyd and his wife, Luria, of Ft Booneville, Wayne Floyd, and his wife, Sherry, of Baldwyn and Ray Floyd and his wile, Betty, of Booneville; four brothers. Quinta Stephens of Tampa, Fla., Jack Stephens and his wife, Floydean Charles Stephens and his wife, Attlee, all of Omega. Ga., and Ken Stephens and his wife, Auria, of Verona: three sisters, Barbara Windham and her husband. Paul, of Kirkville, Shirley Collum of Tupelo and Vivian George of Shannon: nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were members of the Rienzi-Alcorn County Rescue Squad.

 

 

MRS. J. H. STEPHENS

The community learned with sadness of the sudden death of Mrs. J. H. Stephens Saturday morning en route from Birmingham, Ala., near Winfield, Ala. Mrs. Stephens died of a heart attack. She had been in declining health for more than a year, but had not been confined to her bed.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock from the family residence by the Rev. J. J. Baird, pastor of the Booneville Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. J. E. Stephens of Tupelo and the Rev. L. E. Hallmark of Guntersville, Ala. She was a Methodist.

Miss Zora Bane before her marriage, Mrs. Stephens was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bane of this place. She grew up here, a well-liked and talented young woman. Shortly after her marriage to Dr. Stephens, also a native of this section, the couple moved to Birmingham, Ala., where Dr. Stephens established himself in the practice of medicine and operated his own hospital at Woodlawn. The resided there thirty-five years. Mrs. Stephens was active in club work, church groups and other community interests during her residence in Woodlawn.

The family returned to Booneville following Dr. Stephens’ retirement about five years ago, and built the stately residence south of town on the highway.

Mrs. Stephens is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Jones, who also makes her home here; and one sister, Mrs. Will Blythe. The late Mr. Tommy Ford was a half-brother.

McMillan had charge of funeral arrangements, and interment was in the Booneville cemetery.

The deepest sympathy of friends, is extended the family in their loss.

 

 

MRS. J. M. STEPHENS

Aged Lady Passes Away

Mrs. J. M. Stephens passed gently and quietly into the Great Beyond Wednesday morning at the home of Mr.: and Mrs. A. I. Bryant, following an Illnes5 which had kept her confined many months.

Mrs. Stephens formerly resided in the Blythe’s Chapel community and many years ca to Booneville, where she Ms since been. Her health failed and she had been with her daughter for quite a while.

The funeral services were held at the Bryant home Thursday afternoon, after which the body was carried to the family burying ground at Blythe’s Chapel and tenderly laid to rest.

She is survived by three sons Sidney and Ward of Booneville and Dr. Hafford Stephens of Birmingham, Ala., and two daughters, Mrs. Alma Bennett of Birmingham, and Mrs. A. L. Bryant of Booneville.

The Independent joins in tendering its sympathy to the bereaved sons and daughters in the passing of their beloved mother.

 

 

LELIA STEPHENS

BALDWYN  - Lelia G. Stephens, 91, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Porkers Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro, Jerry Guin and Bro. Elbert Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Dorothy Kerr of Moss Point. Florence Robinson, Pauline Fleming and her husband, Kenneth, Faye Hopkins and her husband, Bud, and Sandra Voyles and her husband, Coy, all of Baldwyn; three sons, Freddie Stephens and his wife, Ann, of Bassett, Ark., Johnny Stephens and his wife, Jean, of Brewer, and Loyd Stephens and his wife, Nora, of Baldwyn; one daughter in law, Linda Stephens; 32 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Stephens: and two sons, Earl and Nelson Stephens.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Stephens, Jerry Fleming, Don Fleming, Bobby Stephens, Chad Hopkins and Rodney Voyles.

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

 

 

MAE STEPHENS

Mae Stephens, 79, of Baldwyn, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Friday, March 29, at 1 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Mears officiating. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Garden Cemetery.

She was born to Henry and Minnie Akers Brown on May 16. 1922. She married Fisher Stephem on Dec. 20, 1947. She was a member of South Prentiss Missionary Baptist Church. She was a Blair dealer for over 50 years and the South Prentiss community correspondent for The Bakhavn News and The Banner-Independent.

She is survived by two children, Sammie Stephens Swinney, and Jimmy Thrasher and his wife, Sarah Stephens Thrasher, all of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Allan Swinney of Mooreville, Greg Swinney of Tupelo. Chanson Thrasher of Mooreville, Tandy Thrasher of Tupelo: great-grandchildren, Brent Thrasher, Austin Swinney, Erin Swinney, Amethyst Adams, Tyler Swinney, Emerald Adams; two sisters, Lela Reeves and Ruby Reeves of Saltillo: and a brother, Tom Brown of Baldwyn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fisher Stephens, on Dec. 7, 1989: and her parents, Henry and Minnie Akers Brown.

Pallbearers were Hoyte Pitts. Donnie Dees, Steven Dees, Billy Short, Arlis Denson. John McClung, Kerrie Dees. David Brown and Ray Reeves.

Memorials may be made to South Prentiss Baptist Church, c/o Louise Michael, 6 CR 5450, Baldwyn, MS 38824 or the charity of choice.

 

 

MYRTLE STEPHENS

Myrtle Stephens, 89, died Sunday, Jan, 13, 2002, at Cedars Health Center in Tupelo,

Services were Tuesday, Jan, 15, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Chapel with the Rev, Bobby Hankins and the Rev, Bill Wallace officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery,

She was born Dec, 3, 1912, in Itawamba County to the late Lunsford and Minnie Houston, She lived most of her life in Prentiss County having moved here with her parents at a very young ace, She was a retired associate with The Grace Shop in Booneville and a longtime dedicated member of First United Methodist Church of Booneville.

She is survived by two sons, Tommy Stephens and his wife, Jean, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Ronny Stephens and his wife, Cheryl, of Tupelo; five sisters, Trecia Cartwright, Lee Barron and Syble Tollisonl all of Booneville, Ila Wilmoth of Birmingham, Ala,, and Carolyn Montgomery of Jackson, Miss,: six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Stephens, a sister, Earline Dysart, and four brothers, Herschel, Fred, Harlis and R. G. Houston.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Senior Services "Fulfilling the Vision" Building Program, 2800 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 or to First United Methodist Church, 400 West Church St., Booneville, MS 38829.

 

 

OLIVIA MAE STEPHENS

Olivia Mae Stephens, infant, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Health Center. Graveside services were Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at Lebanon Cemetery with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her parents, Timothy and Sonja Ford Stephens of Booneville; her grandparents, Jerry W. and Brenda Ford of Booneville and Wanda Stephens of Corinth; her great-grandmother, Dovie Bennett of Ashland; her quadruplet sisters, Isabella Rose and Mary Kate ,Stephens; her quadruplet brother, Jonathan Ford Stephens; and her older brother, Matthew Bennett Stephens, all of the home.

Services for Thomas Brewster Ward Stephens of Booneville Rt. 2, were conducted Friday afternoon at the McMillan Funeral Home with Rev. Garland Knott, and Rev. Charles Gentry officiating. Burial was in the new Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mr. Stephens, a retired farmer and railway mail clerk for a number of years, passed away suddenly at his home Thursday, January 15. He was a native of Prentiss County and a member of the Blackland Methodist Church. He was 78

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nola Spain Stephens; three sons Herschel and Tom Stephens Booneville, and Horace Stephens of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Armstrong of Booneville and Mrs. Catherine Richie of Baldwyn; one brother, Sidney Stephens of Booneville; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Burns of Birmingham, and Mrs. Arthur Bryant of Booneville.

 

PATRICIA STEPHENS

DENNIS - Patricia Stephens, 69, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Dennis. She owned and operated Steve's Dry Goods in Belmont for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and director of the JOY group at the church. She enjoyed playing dominoes each week with members of the JOY group.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Belmont with Bro. Jack Maroon and Bro. Parish Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Sally Moore and husband, Kelly, of Red Bay, Ala., and Shelia Yarbrough and husband, Terry, of Belmont; three granddaughters, Shanna Ozbirn and husband, Stewart, of Red Bay, and Megan Yarbrough and Alyson Yarbrough of Belmont; two great-granddaughters, Keylee Moore and Kyndell Ozbirn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. P. "Steve" Stephens; her parents, Dewey and Dovie Pate; and a sister, Thelma Ezzell.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ezzell, Tommy Ezzell, J. P. Wilemon, Terrell Pearson, Mark Maroon and Sammy South.

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

Memorials may be made to the JOY Group, First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 855, Belmont MS 38827.

 

QUENCY STEPHENS

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Quency Euvone Stephens, 58, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at the Alta View Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was formerly of Booneville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed woodworking and making toys for children's hospitals.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Harold Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Stephens McCoy of Booneville; a sister, Surene McCarley and husband, Earl, of Baldwyn; four brothers, Dewayne Stephens and wife, Margie, of Baldwyn, and James Stephens, Haynes Stephens and wife, Carolyn, and Harold Stephens and wife, Betty, all of Booneville; three grandchildren, Sara Dodds, Whitney Dodds and Ricky Dodds; a son-in-law, Marvin McCoy of Booneville; his special friend and caregiver, Mary Gajkowski of Draper, Utah.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Quency Euvone Stephens Jr.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today and continue until service time Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the Goodfellows Program, 203 N. Main SL, Booneville MS 38829.

 

SCOTT STEPHENS

Scott Stephens, 91, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church and a retired employee of Illinois Central Railroad, where he was a section foreman. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and working in the yard.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jim Pinkerton officiating. Burial was in Tishomingo Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Ray Stephens and his wife, Sue, of Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter, Sissie Parrish and her husband, Billy, of New Albany; two brothers, Pat Stephens of Paden and Leland Stephens of Lubbock, Texas; four sisters, Willard Crane of Bridgeport, Ala., Grace Thorne of Memphis, and Beulah Bellamy and Marie Bratsch, both of Pensacola, Fla.; three grandchildren, Cherri Polk of Olive Branch, Carla Sims of Harvest, Ala., and David Stephens of Huntsville, Ala.; four great-grandchildren, Amber Polk of Southaven, Corey Polk of Memphis, and Joy Sheppard and Alan Sheppard, both of Harvest, Ala.; one great-greatgrandchild, Lindsey Polk of Southaven.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bea Stephen; and four half brothers, Bryan, Clint, Noonan and Pate Stephens.

Pallbearers were Cory Polk, David Stephens, Chris Sims, Don Bratsch, Mike Timbes, Wayne Martin and Quethel McNatt.

Memorials may be made to the Tishomingo Baptist Church, the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

THOMAS STEPHENS

12 Dec 1961

Rites Held For Thomas Stephens, Businessman and Public Benefactor

Thomas Sidney Stephens of Booneville, age 49, met sudden death by heart failure at his place of business in Booneville at about 4:30 o'clock p.m., December 21, 1931.

Somehow and in some way we must square ourselves with the sad fact that Tom Stephens is dead. A great tree has fallen! He was 6' 2" and weighed 210 pounds and every inch of his being bore qualities that make a sure enough great man.

He was a member of the Methodist Church since his teen age and was on the Expansion Committee of the church at the time of his death. He was an outstanding member of the Board of Trustees of Northeast Mississippi Junior College. He was owner and proprietor of Stephens Farm Machinery Company of Booneville and handled the Allis-Chalmers farm products over the area of Northeast Mississippi, including many counties and small areas of Northwest Alabama and South Middle Tennessee and he handled his business with that quality of industry and know how seldom found among business men anywhere.

He was a devout advocate and worker for the cleaning up and elevating of his county. His unfaltering devotion to the task showed him standing erect and sturdy as a marble shaft in the face of opposition and true as steel to his cause and his associates.

He merited that confidence which was universally indulged by his thousands of friends.

His position, and devotion to the public welfare was entirely immune to counter currents and unworthy efforts at pressure from foul sources and polluted breezes and was fixed as the unchangeable star on which the mariners always se t their charts with confidence.

As a citizen he was outstanding and was assigned a position of esteem among the full ranks of his fellows, and all good men will agree that it would be a great task to find a peer to fulfill his place among us. He left surviving him his widow, Henderson, Herschel Stephens, Jr., Ervin Robinson, Barney Wallis, Sammy Richey, Bob Richey .and J. B. Smith, Jr., a friend

 J. A. Cunningham Mrs. Myrtle Houston Stephens, and two sons, Tommy Spain Stephens,

27 years of ago, he was a field agent of Allis Chalmers Corporation out of Dallas, who resides at Livingston, Texas, with his wife, Jean Brock Stephens, and Ronnie Houston Stephens, 19 years of age, of Booneville.

His Methodist pastor, Brother W. L. Wallace, and his former pastor, Brother W. Y. Stokes now of Greenwood, conducted the services. Funeral arrangements were handled by McMillan Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Cunningham, C. W. Bolton, Rex Hopkins, Herbert Brown, Marion Smith, Claude Trantham, Carmon Walden.

Active pallbearers were Leroy

Note: Pallbearers are not listed here

 

TINA STEPHENS

Tina Sue Mayo Stephens, 39, deed Saturday. Dec. 30, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, Jam 1, 2001, at 3 p. m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Russell Clause, and Bro. Ralph Ambrose officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery.

She was born March 29, 1961, in Corinth, Prior to becoming disabled in 1988, she worked at Brown Shoe Company for five years, and Magnolia Regional Health Center for two years. She was a member of Little Brown Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed all dancing and working Search A-Word puzzles.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Betty and James West of Corinth; her father and stepmother, Randall and Gayle Mayo of Booneville; a brother, Greg Mayo and his will Barbara, of Corinth; three sisters. Beverly Mayo of Oxford, Selena Scott and her husband, Donald, and Amanda Meeks and her husband, Jason, all of Corinth: a nephew, Casey Mayo Three nieces, Heather Mayo, Felicia Mayo and Ravin Scott, all of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Eddie Mayo, and Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Fred Wilson.

Pallbearers were Stevie Allen, Kevin Allen, Tyron Allen, Keith Wilson, Danny Wilson and Anthony Stoddard.

 

 

WILLIAM H. (BILL) STEPHENS

William H. (Bill) Stephens, 85, of Iuka, died Wednesday, April 18, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Friday, April 20 at 3 p.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Riley officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka.

Mr. Stephens worked in commercial construction and was the superintendent for the remodeling of Iuka Guaranty Bank in 1976. He was an avid baseball fan and loved hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Stephens of Parsons, Tenn.; two daughters, Loretta Phifer and Sherry Bowie, both of Bartlett, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Connie Curtis and Kasia Bowie; one great-granddaughter, Ashley Cameron; one son-in-law, J. B. Bowie of Cordova, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were John Baker, Rick Greenwell, J. B. Bowie, Bill Cleveland, Lee Higginbottom and Rick Higginbottom. Honorary pallbearers were A. J. Nelson, Cecil Sumners and Jim Carter.

 

 

EBB STEPHENSON

RIENZI - Edward "Ebb" Stephenson, 86, died Sunday, Nov, 14, 1993, at his home after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Jacinto Baptist Church with the Rev. Raybon Richardson and the Rev. Edwin R. Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Jacinto Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Glenda Childs of Rienzi; two sons, William Doug Stephenson of Booneville and the Rev. Charles Stephenson of Rienzi, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren.

His grandsons and step grandsons will be pallbearers.

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

 

MRS. LAURA STEPHENSON

Graveside Rites today For Mrs. Laura Stephenson

Mrs. Laura Wright Stephenson one of Mississippi's most gifted women, a former resident of Booneville, died at her home in Enterprise, Miss., on Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Stephenson was the widow the late Victor H. Stephenson, beloved citizen who represented old and honored family. She was a prominent business leader d active member of the First Methodist Church.

Mrs. Stephenson was secretary and treasurer of the Phillips-Rinehart Taylor mercantile company at the time when it was the largest in the county, He was also the first secretary of the Northeast Mississippi Hospital following its organization.

Mrs. Stephenson was for many years a member of the Booneville School faculty where the quality of her instruction was highly valued.

Truly a testimonial of her devotion and dedication to the people was her fine appreciation of human- values.

Unusually gifted in the arts, she was recognized as a foremost authority in this field, as well as an historian. With impressive knowledge, she gave a' bit of color to older Booneville.

She knew how to reconcile progress with the preservation o f beauty.

Mrs. Stephenson was a writer of considerable clarity and brilliance a Southerner, she wrote with a basic understanding of the Old South through her range of observation and experience. The highest accolade was 'conferred on her as an example of Southern womanhood.

She was active in local and state UDC organization work, a charter member of the Booneville Woman's Club, and for many years she held membership in the Thursday Study Club. Through the strength of her leadership, she was an active participant in the successful projects sponsored by these organizations and her accomplishments were real and solid. She received many citations for her club work.

As a member of the First Methodist Church, she was known for her ardency in Christian service in the WSCS and as a choir member.

Endearing in her manner, friends here have missed her courage, her loving smile and her tender voice.

Her special charm was her approach - she touched many lives during an extraordinary long career and she has-left fond and affectionate memories.

She leaves her two daughters, the former Misses Laura Miller and Victoria Stephenson, and many sincere friends in various sections of the state.

Graveside services will be held in the Old Booneville Cemetery at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Interment will be in the family plot.

Source: Booneville Banner Independent, October 8, 1964

 

ZORA STEPP

Zora B. Ryan Stepp, 92, died Friday, May 24, 2002, in Noblesville, Ind.

Mrs. Stepp was a native of Prentiss County. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church in Wynne. Ark.

Services were held Wednesday, May 29, at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala., with A. G. Stepp officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Gardens.

She is survived by one daughter, Darlene McCurdy and her husband, Ralph, of Indiana; and a son-in-law, Chet Upshaw.

She was preceded in death by tier husband, Taft Stepp, in 1974: a daughter; two sons; a grandson; four sisters; and four brothers.

 

AL STEVENS

CORINTH - Albert Wallace "Al" Stevens, 70, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church and the Corinth Elks Lodge No. 2573. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict. He enjoyed cooking and visiting people, and he loved his family and friends.

Services will be at noon today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. John L. Cook Jr. officiating. Charlie Browning will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery with full military honors.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice M. Stevens Scalzo and husband, Michael, of Ninilchik, Alaska; three grandchildren, Celeste Hartfield of Birmingham, Ala., Seaman 1st Class Michael Angela Scalzo II of the U.S. Coast Guard; and Alexander Chase Scalzo of Ninilchik, Alaska; a nephew, Larry G. Stevens and wife, Sheila, of Corinth; four first cousins, Audra McLemore, and John Graham and wife, Loucile, all of Corinth, and Charles R. Stevens, and Elbert Ray Stevens and wife, Chris, all of Glen.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob S. Stevens; his mother, Adelaide Coleman Stevens; a brother, Bobby N. Stevens; and a nephew, Danny Wayne Stevens.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Sadowski, Bob Mays, Paul Vandiver, Don Beatty, Wayne Shults and Reece Terry.

Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and employees of the Daily Corinthian newspaper.

 

 

BLANCHE STEVENS

BOONEVILLE - Blanche Stevens, 98, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was a master crafter excelling in crocheting, knitting and quilt making.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mavis Stevens of Booneville and Melba Shepard Allen of Corinth; two sons, Herb Shepard of Manchester, Md., and Gene Shepard of Rienzi; one sister, Louise Combs of Rome, Miss.; eight grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one stepson, Oscar "Toot" Stevens of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burley Stevens; one son, Ivan Shepard; and two infants, Imogene and Donald Shepard.

Pallbearers will be Brady Cunningham, Allen Thompson, Bryan Thompson and Billy Shepard.

Visitation will continue today until service time.

 

CHRIS STEVENS

IUKA - Chris Stevens, 25, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Iuka. He was a member of Short Creek Baptist Church and attended the Iuka Church of Christ. He attended Tishomingo County High School. He was an employee of Quebecor in Corinth, and a member of the 1st District Volunteer Fire Department and the Crossroads Sport Shooting Association of Glen. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed fishing, collecting fossils and arrowheads, computers, and spending time with family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Allen Osborn and Ronald Choate officiating. Burial will be in Hubbard Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Diana and James Bonds of Iuka; his grandparents, Linda Eubanks, Harold Givins and Billy Donald Stevens, all of Glen, and Christine Bonds of Iuka; a sister, Anna Bonds of Iuka; aunts and uncles, Billy and Tina Stevens of Glen, Audie Parker of Glen, Tracy Stevens of Adamsville, Tenn., Sammy and Tammy Bonds of Iuka, Glenda and Keith Turner of Theo, Shirley McAnally of Iuka, and Sandra and William Bates of Nettleton; a special friend, Leslie South of Iuka.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Al Eubanks and Sam Bonds; his great-grandparents, Opal and Ludie Stevens, and Odell and Altha Choate; and an uncle, Dewey Stevens.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Butler, Richie West, Patrick Bobo, Sean Helton, Randy Trimm, David Trimm, Scott Woodruff and Donald Thomas.

 

CLEOVIS STEVENS

BOONEVILLE - Cleovis Stevens, 73, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired restaurant owner, a member of the Booneville Church of Christ and a decorated Army veteran of the Korean War.

Services were Thursday, June 21, 2001, at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Johnny Richardson officiating. His sons, Larry Stevens and Sid Stevens, delivered the eulogy. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mattie L. Davis Stevens; one daughter, Keta Stevens Tittle and husband, Bart, of Booneville; two sons, Larry Stevens of Jackson, and Sid and Vicky Stevens of Knoxville; four sisters Emma Groves, Tina Johnson and Venus Johnson, all of Booneville and Quay Reynolds of Corinth; two brothers, Dewey Stevens and Oscar L. Stevens, both o' Booneville; two grandchildren Tyler Stevens and Mandy Stevens

He was preceded in death b~ his parents, Sid and Elmine Lambert Stevens; three sisters Ina Mae Shook, Gladys Edward: and Vivian Flanagan: and a brother, Clarence Sidney Stevens.

 

 

EATON "STEVE" STEVENS

Eaton "Steve" Stevens, 74, of Booneville, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at his home after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, Nov, 13, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Smith, the Rev. Larnarse Strickland and the Rev. Mike McLaughlin officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Stevens was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. He was the retired owner of Steve's Furniture Company, a Shriner and a 32nd degree Mason.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Jean Glover Stevens; one daughter, Carolyn Dunahoo and her husband, Larry, of Rienzi; one sister, Margie Cole of Booneville; four brothers, Brainard Stevens and Raver Gene Stevens, both of Booneville, Junior Stevens of Red Bay, Ala., and Dewayne Stevens of Normangee, Texas; one granddaughter, Monica Sue Senter and her husband, Craig, of Booneville; and one great grandson, Jimmy Wayne Senter.

Pallbearers were Keith Stevens, Kevin Stevens, Kendall Stevens, Gerald Dewayne Stevens, Mike Stevens and Phil Huddleston.

Memorials may be made to NMMC Hospice Division or M. D. Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston, Texas.

 

RUTH STEVENS

CORINTH - Ruth Moore Stevens, 84, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Dogwood Plantation in Corinth. She was a retired employee of Weavers Pants Factory, where she worked for 36 years. She was a member of Harper Road Christian Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Coleman Family Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, Ivy Evans of Corinth; three sisters-in-law, Jewell Churchwell and Lela Rider Moore, both of Corinth, and Edith Clement of Tupelo; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews, great-great-great-nieces and great-great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.S. Stevens; her parents, Charlie and Erma Bennett Moore; three sisters, Lorena Mattox, Lela Moore and Ray Ross; and six brothers, Westley, Felix, Herman, Ernest, Mack and Malcolm Moore.

 

WILLARD STEVENS

Willard Eva McAnally Stevens, 80, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at her residence after a brief illness.

Services were Friday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Willis officiating assisted by Bro. Greg Johnson. Burial was in the Mormon Cemetery.

Mrs. Stevens was a housewife and a member of Mt. Olive Church of God. She loved quilting, fishing and cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Della Laster McAnally; two sisters, Bernice Stevens and Olar Cooksey; and two brothers, Olan McAnally and Lewis McAnally.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dewey William Stevens; one son, Troy Stevens and his wife, Tess, of Booneville; one daughter, Peggy Stacks and her husband, Jerry, of Blue Springs; two sisters, Bertha Cartwright and Jean Williams, both of Booneville; two brothers, Thomas McAnally of Booneville and Oran McAnally of Counce, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Becky Lauderdale and her husband, Terry, Jessica Stacks, Brian Stevens and his wife, Jennifer, and Andy Stacks; two great-grandchildren, Lindsay Lauderdale and Tanner Stevens; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Rickey Stevens, Bailey Williams, Floyd Cartwright, Wade Cartwright, Terry Lauderdale and J. E. Cooksey.

 

 

ANNIE K. STEVENSON

Annie Katherine Davis Stevenson, 69, died Thursday. Aug. 10, 2000, at her son's home in Baileytown, Ala

Services were Sunday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Buddy Marshall officiating. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.

She was born April 16, 1931, in Rienzi, ft daughter of Lewis Davis and Nora Brown Davis. She was a retired fart worker and a Baptist. She enjoyed gardening, yard sales, fishing arid playing with her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Miller and her husband, John, of Booneville; four sons, Bunny Lee Stevenson and his wife, Zellia, of Holy Pond. Ala., Jim Stevenson and his wife, Angela, of Booneville, Don Stevenson and his wife, Patty, of Jonesboro, Ark., and Roy Stevenson and his wife, Edith, of Baileytown. Ala.; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Bowden of Booneville; a half brother, Wall Doxie Thompson and his wife, Irene, of Booneville; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Hamon Michaels.

Pallbearers were Charge Thompson, Charles L. Peeks, John Miller, Lewis Stevenson, Michael Spencer and Steven Conant.

 

 

JIM STEVENSON

BOONEVILLE - Jim Lewis Stevenson, 51, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at his home after a sudden illness. He was an employee of Eastside Tires. He enjoyed fishing, flower gardening and spending time with his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chuck Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Lewis Stevenson of Booneville; a sister, Linda Miller of Booneville; three brothers, Bonnie Lee Stevenson of Booneville, Don Stevenson of Pocahontas, Ark., and Roy Stevenson of Baileyton, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Floyd "Tony" Hux, Lee Davis, James Davis, Francisco Ibarra, Victor Hinojosa and John Edward Miller.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today and continue until service time Sunday.

 

 

MARY FRANCES STEWARD

CORINTH - Mary Frances Steward, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and a retired factory employee.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, Larry Steward of Michie, Tenn.; a daughter, Ann Smith and husband, Hayden, of Corinth; two sisters, Lorraine Martindale, and Elizabeth Hill and husband, Chuck, all of Corinth; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank G. Steward; her parents, Oscar and Mary Jolly; three brothers, Oddie, Clarence and Jack Jolly; three sisters, Beulah Lloyd, Annie Lou McCoy and Ruth Barnett; and a grandchild, Chad Smith.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today.

 

AMIYA STEWART

TUPELO - Amiya Areille Stewart, newborn girl, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital in Tupelo.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mud Creek Cemetery of Saltillo with the Rev. Donald Biggs officiating. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Latisha Hunt; her father, Dewayne Stewart; two special aunts, Mary Smith and husband, Mitchell, and Beverlin Smith, all of Tupelo; her grandmother, Sara Stewart of Macon; her grandfather, Jessie Gardner and wife, Ann, of Booneville; her great-grandmother, Vera Gardner; two special cousins, Natoya and Natasha Thomas.

 

BILLY STEWART

SALTILLO - Billy L. Stewart, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born July 20, 1932, in Pontocola to the late William A. "Dosh" Stewart and Lottie Poe Stewart. A lifelong Lee Countian, he served in the U. S. Army and retired as a major with the Mississippi National Guard. While with the Guard, he was commander for Battery B, 31st Division, 155th Brigade headquartered at Booneville. He retired as manager of the Parts Department at George Ruff Buick/Olds with 44 years of service. He was a member of the Euclatubba Baptist Church, the American Legion Post 49 and the Saltillo Men's Club.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Hearn officiating. Graveside services with Bro. Scott Witcher officiating and military honors will follow in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Stewart of Saltillo; two children, Danny Stewart and wife, Judy, of Lewisville, Texas, and Anita Lynn Witt and husband, Rick, of Saltillo; three stepchildren, William Phillips, and Anita Stewart and husband, Don, all of Booneville, and Janice Phillips of Branson, Mo.; four grandchildren, Geoff Witt and wife, Carla, Steven Witt, and Kevin and Joey Stewart, all of Saltillo.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita McVay Stewart, and his parents.

Pallbearers will be his four grandsons and Perry Frederick and Bud Dunahoo.

Honorary pallbearers will be John A. "Red" Rasberry, Gat Palmer, Wayne Beasley, Wayne Stephens, James Gusmus, Herbert Guin, Ray Dye, Lewis Frazier, J. D. Carr and Joe Whitten.

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

Memorials may be made to the Euclatubba Baptist Church, Euclatubba Road, Saltillo MS 38866.

 

DORTHA STEWART

RIENZI - Dortha Glin Stewart, 94, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at her home. She was born July 28, 1910, to Oscar and Minnie Cooper Brooks. She was a homemaker and a member of Danville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corinthian Funeral Home with the Rev. Lane Findley, the Rev. Dewayne Kirk and the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery at Rienzi.

Survivors include five sons, Oscar "Monk" Stewart and wife, Dade, Bobby Stewart and wife, Catherine, and Dan Stewart, all of Rienzi, Bill Stewart and wife, Gay, of Corinth, and Jerry Stewart of Tishomingo; four daughters, Louise Davis and husband, Junior, of Iuka, Edna Rogers and husband, Gene, of Rienzi, Alline Hopper and husband, T.A., of Tiplersville, and Bernice Mitchell of Corinth; 26 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 60 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in daeth by her husband of 70 years, Jake Daniel Stewart, on Dec. 18, 1996; her parents; a daughter, Dorothy Stewart; three brothers, William Lee "Boots" Brooks, Jeffie "Son" Brooks and Joel Brooks; four sisters, Maudie Stewart, Girtie Michaels, Lois Wooley and Bea Palmer; two sons-in-law, James "Chip" Mitchell and Cleveland Smith; and four great-grandchildren.

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

 

ISSABELLA GRACE STEWART

Issabella Grace Stewart, infant daughter of Jessie "Buddy" and Michelle Stewart of Rienzi, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the North Mississippi Women's Hospital in Tupelo.

Graveside services were Thursday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. at Old Kemp's Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Wayburn Cooper officiating.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Frankie Stewart and Isaah Stewart of the home; grandparents, Stanley and Katie Robinson of Booneville, Gerald and Vernice Robinson of Booneville, Bobby and Catherine Stewart of Rienzi; great-grandparents, Thelma and the late Jessie Rinehart, J. W. and Raye Robinson, Glenn and the late Jake Stewart and the late Quitman and Ethel Bearden.

 

JACKIE STEWART

CORINTH - Jackie Cole Stewart, 3 weeks, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors with Bro. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in the Valley of the Dogwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Waymon Ray and Tracey Stewart of Corinth; two brothers, Chase Stewart and Chance Stewart of Corinth; his grandmother, Ann Ridgway of Corinth; his grandfather, Bill Stewart of Corinth; his great-grandmother, Ruth Floyd of Wisconsin; several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Billy Joe Hancock, and his grandmother, Faye Myatt.

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

 

MARY ALICE STEWART

Mary Alice Stewart, 53, of Booneville, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial was in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

She was born Oct. 13, 1947, in Lee County, the daughter of Ellis R. and Katherine Whitlock Rowland. A 1965 graduate of Booneville High School, she attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. She married Lee Allen Stewart on Nov. 25, 1970. She worked as a secretary to the Superintendent of Booneville City Schools for 14 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed every day of life that God gave her, as she loved and cherished her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, of 29 years, Lee Allen Stewart; two daughters, Leigh-Anne Scroggins and her husband, Jason, of Booneville, and Beth Marie Stewart of Booneville; a son, Benjamin Harrell Stewart of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; her mother, Katherine Rowland of Booneville; a brother, Joe Ellis Rowland, and his wife, Anita, of Booneville; One aunt, JoAnn Rowland of Booneville; and her special friends at the Booneville City Schools Central Office.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ellis K. Rowland; a brother, Russell Gilley; an aunt, Edith Rowland; her mother-in-law, Mildred Harrell Stewart; her grandparents, Joe and Adeline Rowland, and Luther and Gertie Whitlock.

Pallbearers were R. D. Griffin, Riley Presley, Manfred Saylors, Billy Bennett, Ken Shackelford and J. W. Jacobs.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, P. O. Box 235, Booneville, MS 38829 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

TERESA STEWART

CORINTH - Teresa Stewart, 48, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Lebanon Baptist