KATHLEEN TACKETT

Kathleen Tackett, 82, died Dec. 10, 2002. at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness.

She was horn April 6, 1920, in Mineral Wells, Texas, to the late Coleman and Clora Todd Bevill. She was a former resident of Pontotoc and a resident of Mooreville for 15 years. She was a retired employee of Indian Hills Apparel after 30 years. She was the widow of James L. Tackett, who died in 1998. She enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and spending time with her dog.

Survivors include four children, Rita Edwards and her husband, Bobby, and Nelda Tooke all of Mooreville, Danny Tackett and his wife, Barbara, of Gulfport, and Emily Tackett Warne and her husband. Todd, of Mantachie, eight grandchildren Jackie Bracken and her husband Dennis, Amy Holliday and Christy Ford, all of Mooreville Lisa Glidewell and her husband Glen. of Alpine community Neal Tyra of Smithville, and Danielle Tackett, Kelly Tacket and Shelly Tackett, all of Gulf port, four great-grandchildren Stephen Deaton, James Bracken, Jade Morphis and Montana Adams.

Pallbearers were Dennis Bracken, James Edwards Stephen Deaton, Glen Glidewell, Todd Warner, and David Bevill.

Burial was in Fawn Grow Cemetery.

 

 

FORREST TAFT

Forrest Walter Taft, 72, of San Diego, Calif., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, in San Diego after a lengthy illness.

Services were Sunday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Taft was a retired Chief Petty Officer from the U. S. Navy with wartime service in Vietnam and Korea.

He is survived by his wife, Ilene Gaines Taft of San Diego; and a sister, Glenda Camp of Georgia.

 

 

BEVERLY ANN POUNDS TAHTINEN

Beverly Ann Pounds Tahtinen, 42, of 1806 Briar Ridge Road, Tupelo, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 7, 1985, at her home.

Services were Sunday, Nov. 10, at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Doug Greenway officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Tahtinen was the widow of Duane Tahtinen. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by two sons, Duane Tahtinen of Plantersville and Bradley Tahtinen of the home; her parents, Kenneth R. Pounds of Tupelo and Mrs. Madeline Huffman of Saltillo; a brother, Kenny Pounds of Tupelo; and two sisters, Mrs. Linda Davis of Booneville and Mrs. Audie Shockley of Tupelo

 

BILLY EARL TALLEY

WALNUT - Billy Earl Talley, 45, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Tippah County Lake. He was a factory worker and a member of the County Line Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hubert and Emmie Talley and Lummie and Willie Barnes.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the County Line Baptist Church with the Rev. Timmy Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Blanton and Jean Talley of Walnut; two sisters, Barbara Jerrolds of Corinth and Mary Bates and her husband, Phillip, of Walnut; two brothers, Terry Talley and Bobby Talley and his wife, Anita, all of Walnut; five nieces, Chasity Talley, Mandy Talley and Kayla Bates, all of Walnut, Danielle McCarter and Hannah Jerrolds, both of Corinth; two nephews, Tyler Richardson of Corinth and Bud Bates of Walnut; a special friend, Jane Wilbanks of Chalybeate.

Pallbearers will be Robin Wilbanks, David Henry, Robby Mullins, Jimmy Clemmer, Tommy Bonds and Timmy Nelms.

Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Aldrige, Jeff Wilbanks, Alan Wilbanks and Billy Barnes.

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

 

BILLY TALLEY

CORINTH - Billy Linn Talley, 52, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was a retired officer for the Shelby County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart Award from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for injuries received on the job. He was a former member of the Shelby County Sheriffs Association. He attended Kossuth and Corinth high schools. He was retired from the Army National Guard. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Ridgeway Baptist Church in Memphis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coleman-Family Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Vanderford and Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Alcorn County.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Follin Talley of Memphis; his mother, Eloise Hinton Talley of Corinth; a son, Marcus Christopher Talley of Corinth; a daughter, Ashley Loren Talley of Memphis; a brother, Eddy Talley of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his father, Quinton Talley; a sister, Barbara Kent; a niece, Jennifer Timleck; and his grandparents, Lester and Minnie Talley, and Brown and Ruby Hinton.

Pallbearers will be John Talley, Michael Phillips, Jason Null, Jeff Null, John Phillips and Nick Bryson.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. today until service time Wednesday.

 

ELOISE TALLEY

CORINTH - Eloise Talley, 78, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a retired employee of ITT and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Mission Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Vanderford and Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Baptist Mission Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Eddy Talley of Corinth; three brothers, Buddy Hinton and wife, Sandra, Clarence Hinton and wife, Sarah, and Lowell Hinton and wife, Frances, all of Corinth; a sister, Katherine Mason and husband, Harold, of Memphis; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Phillips of Corinth; a daughter-in-law, Debra Talley of Memphis; a son-in-law, Bill Kent of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Amy Bryson, John Talley and Mark Talley, all of Corinth, and Ashley Talley of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Quinton Talley; a daughter, Barbara Kent; a son, Billy Talley; her parents, Brown and Ruby Hinton; a brother, Wayne Hinton; a sister, Ruth Marsh; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Timleck.

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

 

HAL TALLEY

Hal Talley, 62, died Friday, June 23, 2000 at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.  He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and married for 39 years.  He loved his family and friends and enjoyed fishing.  He was preceded in death by his father Luther Talley; his mother Nola Settlemires Talley; a brother William Talley; 3 sisters Vela Clark, Lela Chapman, and Mary Dillingham.

Mr. Talley is survived by his wife of Brenda Kennedy Talley of Corinth, MS; 2 sons Greg Talley and wife Lynn, Randy Talley all of Corinth; 2 loving grandchildren, Ryan and Taylor Talley; 1 sister Oma Talley of Corinth; father and mother-in-law Troy and Hester Kennedy of Corinth MS; brothers-in-law Scottie Kennedy and wife Teenie of Memphis, Soggy Kennedy and wife Linda of Corinth, Tommy Kennedy and wife Beverly of Walnut, MS; sisters-in-law Verneice Jones and husband Mickey of Corinth, Regina Kennedy Childs of Corinth MS. Melba Talley of Walnut, MS; several nephews, nieces and other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation:  Saturday, June 24, 2000, 5 p.m. until time of service at the Shiloh Baptist Church.

Funeral Services: 2:30 p.m., Sunday June 25, 2000.  Bro. Buddy Downs and Bro. Sammy McMillen will officiate.  Burial will be in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Jim Johnston, Jimmy McGee, Larry Shaw, Mickey Jones, Michael Johes, Jerry Gifford, Ricky Turner, Leiman Wilbanks.

 

QUILLA S. TALLEY

CORINTH – Quilla S. Talley, 89, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at the Corinth Health and Rehab. She was a homemaker and a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lone Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Smiley Mills and the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Talley and wife, Sandra, and Dean Talley, all of Corinth; a brother, Les Stewart and wife, Stella, of Corinth; two step grandchildren, Kim Green and George Lake; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Catelin Green, Alison Green and Megan Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Talley; her parents, Luther and Dora Stewart; and a sister, Cletie Henderson.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home and from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the church.

 

MARGARET TANKERSLEY

CORINTH - Margaret Lancaster Tankersley, 68, formerly of Nashville, Tenn., Mayfield, Ky., and Germantown, Tenn., died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at her residence in Corinth. She was a native of Alcorn County, the daughter of the late Victor and Effie Elliott Lancaster. She was a graduate of Kossuth High School. She spent most of her adult life outside Corinth, including Germantown, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., and Mayfield, Ky. She was a member of the Mayfield First Baptist Church. Since living in Corinth for the past two years, she attended the Oakland Baptist Church. She and her late husband, Buddy, owned chains of automotive parts stores and distribution centers in five states. She and her daughter owned a retail arts and crafts mall in Nashville. She was a nurse in Corinth prior to her business career.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harris Counce officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.

Survivors include one son, Jim Tankersley of Corinth; one daughter, Tambra T. Champagne and husband, Brandon, of Memphis; two sisters, Jean Russell of Olive Branch and Ruby Bumpas of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. "Buddy" Tankersley.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at McPeters Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 11 South Orleans, Memphis Tenn. 38103.

 

EVELYN DAVIDSON TANNEHILL

Services for Evelyn Davidson Tannehill were Dec. 11 at All Saints Episcopal Church with the Rev. Shannon S. Johnston and the Rev. Gene Asbury officiating.

Tannehill, 92, died Dec. 9, 2002, at her home after a long illness.

She was a former resident of Urania. La., moving to Tupelo in 1988. She was a graduate of Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La., with a double major in chemistry and English. She later attended Tulane University. She taught high school in DeRidder, La., Urania. La., and Olla, La., before retiring. She was a nationally accredited flower show judge and state conservation chairman of the Louisiana Federated Garden Clubs. She was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Murphy A. Tannehill, on Feb. 9, 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Westbrook and her husband, Jim, of Tupelo; twin sons, Charles L. Tannehill of Estero, Fla., and Dr. Richard II. Tannehill and his wife, Suzette. of Baton Rouge, La.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her caregivers, Joyce Webb, Betty Coats, Mitsy Cook, Barbara Green and Sherry Smiechewicz.

Graveside services were Dec. 12 at Vienna Cemetery north of Ruston, La. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church Endowment Fund.

 

JANICE TANNER

BALDWYN - Janice Tanner, 58, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at her home. She was a former seamstress in garment manufacturing plants. She was a very loving, caring person.

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

Survivors include her husband, Paul Tanner of Baldwyn; two sons, James Darron Cox and wife, Teresa, of Tupelo, and Thomas Randal Cox and wife, Brenda, of Newport News, Va.; a daughter, Tamera Phillips of Baldwyn; a sister, Dale James of Leighton, Ala.; her grandchildren, James Clay Cox, Shelby Marie Cox, Sarah Jane Wilemon, Brandy Nicole Wilemon, Jesse Grantham, Tabbatha Grantham, Eddie Phillips and Samantha Phillips; two great-grandchildren, Madison Leigh and Haley Jane.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Billie Milligan Roland.

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

 

TONY TANNER

BALDWYN - Tony Tanner, 44, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a cutter for River Oaks Furniture in Baldwyn and was a Baptist. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. O'Neal Buller officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Pam Tanner of Baldwyn; his mother, Eloise Tanner of Baldwyn; two stepsons, Trent Glover and Joey Glover of Baldwyn: one sister, Janice Bullock and her husband, James, of Baldwyn; two nieces, Tammy and Jessica Bullock of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Tanner.

Pallbearers will be Bill Gibson, Bud Tanner, Bill Tanner, Donald Wayne Taylor, Jeff Duvall, Tony Taylor, Tommy Bullock and Larry Bullock.

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

 

JAMES O. TAPP

BALDWYN - James O. "Jimmy" Tapp, 74, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born June 8, 1929, to R.L. and Gladys Duncan Tapp. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a pharmacist for 40 years and retired from Booneville Discount Drugs. He was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Daniel Whitworth officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Joy Maxwell Tapp; a daughter, Beth Jones and husband, Bryce, of Houston, Texas; a son, Bob Tapp of Baldwyn; two granddaughters, Megan and Kristen Jones of Houston, Texas; a brother, Clyde Tapp and wife, Jewell; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Mike Tapp.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.

 

MARIE TAPP

BALDWYN - Marie Copeland Tapp, 89, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home. She was a nurse for Dr. J.M. Ford for 26 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kesler-Coggins Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Lee Gardner and Bro. James Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include three nieces, Mildred Price of Booneville, Martha D. Gardner and husband, Bunch, of Shannon, and Margaret Ann Burgess and husband, Bob, of Destin, Fla.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Earnest Copeland and Doug Tapp, and two sisters, Lucille Floyd and Lillian Waters.

Pallbearers will be Rex Coggins, Jimmy Ryan, Paul Vick, Bunch Gardner, Bud Gardner and John David Price.

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

 

GLADYS TATE

BALDWYN - Gladys Irean Tate, 71, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004. She was born Oct. 20, 1932, in Prentiss County. She was a retired lunchroom worker with 19 years at Wheeler School and a lifelong member of New Tabernacle M. B. Church of Baldwyn. She enjoyed cooking and taking care of children.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Tabernacle M. B. Church in Baldwyn with the Rev. R. A. Ball officiating. Burial will be in New Tabernacle Cemetery. N. L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Elaine Price of Baldwyn; three grandchildren, Milton Price and wife, Crystal, of Saltillo, and Necole Price and Markeith Price, both of the home; two great-grandchildren, Martarios William Price and Jada Price; two sisters, Zora Tate of Baldwyn, and Samantha Miller and husband, William, of Nashville; a sister-in-law, Nora Lee Tate of New Albany; two aunts, Julie Bell Welch of Booneville and Evelyn Hurd of Denver, Colo.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Aaron and Trudy Pannell Tate; two sisters, Nannie Tate and Annie Ruth Tate; two brothers, Eddie Tate and Charlie Tate; and a son-in-law, Milton Ray Price.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the church.

 

LOTTIE TATUM

CORINTH - Lottie Tatum, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Care Facility.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Anthony Collier officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Robert M. Tatum of Kansas City, Kan., and Leon Tatum of Corinth; five daughters, Marie P. Harris of Booneville, Frances Westbrooks and Emma L. Thomas, both of Kansas City, Kan.; Eberlene King of Atlanta, Ga., and O.B. Tatum of Corinth; one nephew, Isom Myles Jr.; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchild; and one great-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son; one daughter; and her husband.

 

AMY TAYLOR

FLORENCE, Ala. - Amy Etta Taylor, 73, died Saturday, June 26, 2003. She was a native of Colbert County, Ala., but had been a resident of Cloverdale, Ala., for the past 23 years. She was a member of Maud Church of Christ, but was attending Salem United Methodist Church of Cloverdale. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt, and was loved by her family and many friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Morrison Funeral Home Chapel in Cherokee, Ala., with Bro. Dwayne McDuff officiating. Burial will be in Allsboro Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Bethany Claunch of Burnsville and Annie Sego of Florence, Ala.; two brothers-in-law, Carroll Harrison and Jamie Sego; seven nieces, Vivian Davis, Linda Lambert, Mary Angel, Mae Jetton, Betty Vickery, Mary Jane Curtis and Martha McDuff; six nephews, John Walker, David Walker, Paul Walker, Robert Harrison, Amos Harrison and James Sego; great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Roxie Mae Massey Taylor; her father, Atlas Claude Taylor; three sisters, Beulah Walker, Matthew Mae "Honey" Taylor and China Harrison; two brothers-in-law, Roy Walker and Weldon Claunch; three nephews, Don Harrison, Roy Walker and Claud Walker.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

 

BERNARD B. (SONNY) TAYLOR

IUKA - Bernard B. (Sonny) Taylor, 46, died Friday June 30, 2000 in Hardin County General Hospital, Savannah Tn. of a sudden heart attack.  He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the EBO Band and the owner and operator of Square-One Productions.  He was also a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, a songwriter and a performer.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Pamela Taylor of Iuka; his parents, Orville B. and Willodean Taylor of Iuka; grandfather, Amery Taylor of Haleyville, AL; a daughter, Heather Wilcox of Cherokee AL; a son Richard Taylor of Iuka; 2 brothers, Robert Taylor of Tishomingo, Brian Taylor of Iuka; 7 grandchildren, Ethan Taylor, Walker Taylor, Diamond Williams, Madison Williams, Austin Taylor, Kayla Wilcox and Darrell Lambert.

Visitation:  2 - 9 p.m. Sunday July 2, 2000

Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Perry Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery, Dennis Ms

Honorary Pallbearers:  Members of the EBO Band.

 

BETTIE TAYLOR

DENNIS - Bettie Marie Taylor, 44, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at the Red Bay Hospital in Red Bay, Ala. She was a native of Oak Park, Ill. She was a factory worker, and she attended the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Fred House officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Taylor of Dennis; her mother-in-law, Norma Taylor of Belmont; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; many cousins.

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

 

BOBBY N. TAYLOR

MARIETTA - Bobby N. Taylor, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was a retired farmer and factory worker, and a member of the Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Charlie and Lois Taylor.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Minister Calvin Barber and Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Theresia Franks Taylor; one daughter, Carol Johnson, and her husband, Mark, of Southaven; two sons, Larry Taylor and his wife, Janice, of New Site, and Brent Taylor of Marietta; one sister, Lynn Caveness of Marietta; one brother, Charles Taylor of Senatobia; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

 

BONNIE M. LAMBERT TAYLOR

Bonnie M. Lambert Taylor, 76, of Booneville, died Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville.

Mrs. Taylor was a housewife and a member of Jacinto Church of Christ. She was the widow of Fred Taylor.

Services were at 2 p.m. July 5 at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J. T. Smith officiating. Burial was in Jones Chapel Cemetery

Survivors include two sons, Doyle R. Taylor and Tommy Gerald Taylor, both of Bonneville; three sisters, Ilene Bain of Biggersville, Beatrice Johnson and Donnie Jones, both of Booneville one brother, Grover Lambert of Booneville; four grandchildren: and five great-grandchildren

 

CEDAILUA TAYLOR

CORINTH - Cedailua Taylor, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She worked many years at the Corinth Hosiery Mill. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Mavis Phifer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Chewalla, Tenn.

Survivors include a son, Paul Brooks Jr. of Corinth; two brothers, Arnet Barnes and wife, Treva, of Corinth and J.B. Barnes and wife, Dorothy, of Pearland, Texas; two grandchildren, Cedailua McNair and Shane Brooks; six great-grandchildren; a lifelong friend, Sue Franks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Taylor; her parents, Clifford and Lola Barnes; and three brothers, Melzar Barnes, Grady Barnes and G.H. "Shorty" Barnes.

 

CHARLES TAYLOR

MARIETTA - Charles Ray Taylor, 58, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at his home. He was born July 2, 1943, in Marietta to Harrison Dewey Taylor and Christine McKay Taylor. He was a supervisor in the garment manufacturing industry for many years and a part time cosmetologist. He was active in gospel singing for many years. He was the founder of the Singing Echoes Quartet with whom he sang and played the piano. Most recently he played piano for the group Redeemed. A Marietta alderman for six years, he was community minded and enjoyed helping other people.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Morgan and Bro. Jeff Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Summers Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Janette Irene Burns Taylor, whom he married July 2, 1972; a son, Brian Taylor and wife, Came, of Marietta; three brothers, Robert Taylor, Albert Taylor and wife, Clara Ray, and Raymond Taylor and wife, Patsy, all of Marietta; three sisters, Charlene Ward, Juanita Kennedy and Billie Norris, all of Marietta; his father in law and mother in law, Gene and Irene Burns.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Warner Taylor, Bobby Taylor and Guy Taylor, and a sister, Leon Hunkapillar.

Pallbearers will be his nephews: Shane Taylor, Brent Taylor, Brad Taylor, Tip Norris, Dewayne Norris, Paul Kennedy and Mickey Kennedy.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to the East Marietta Baptist Church or Sumners Chapel Cemetery, bath Go Farmers and Merchants Bank, PO Box 100, Marietta MS 38856.

 

CLEO TAYLOR

MEMPHIS - Cleo Marshall Taylor, 61, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Alcorn County to Freeman and Emma C. Hill Taylor. He was a self-employed custom painter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Harold Gray officiating. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Christopher M. Taylor, Michael F. Taylor and Samuel Jason Taylor, all of Memphis, and Howard Scott Taylor of West Memphis, Ark.; two brothers, William A. Newcomb and Jon A. Newcomb of Corinth; the mother of his children, Bobbie A. Taylor of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather, Jim A. Newcomb.

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

 

CLESTA TAYLOR

Clesta Ethel Riddle Taylor, 89, of Booneville, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany.

Services were Sunday, April 1, at 4 p.m. at Mackey's Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Gene Brimingham and Elder Cecil Woodruff officiating. Burial was in Mackey's Creek Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Taylor was the widow of William R. Taylor. She was a member of Mackey's Creek Primitive Baptist Church where she was a member since 1947 and church clerk for 45 years. She was a housewife and worked for Blue Bell. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Page.

She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn Magill of Guntown; one son, Royal Taylor and his wife, Marthael of Booneville; five grand- I children and eight great-grandchildren.

 

CORDELIA TAYLOR

BOONEVILLE - Cordelia Evalou Kennedy Taylor, 69, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at her home. She was born March 13, 1936, in Prentiss County to Harbert Chandler Kennedy and Audrey Lee Ridge Kennedy. She was a research and design supervisor in the furniture industry. She was a member of Danville Baptist Church and the Lions Club in Rienzi. She enjoyed flowers and yard work.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Excail Burleson and Bro. David George officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Clayton and husband, Larry, of Brownsville, Tenn.; three sons, Robert Calvary and wife, Amy, of Hockley, Texas, Sammy Calvary and wife, Carolyn, of Iuka, and Bert Calvary and wife, Towana, of Corinth; five brothers, Tommy Kennedy and wife, Graple, Herbert Kennedy and wife, Carmen, Randall Kennedy, all of Corinth, Jerry Kennedy of Florida, and Paul Kennedy and wife, Doris, of Booneville; two sisters, Betty Curry and husband, Gerald, of Adamsville, and Wanda Jean Weaver; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Taylor, in 1999; her parents; and three brothers, Tim Kennedy, Mack Kennedy and Vester Kennedy.

Pallbearers will be Greg Curry, Gerald Wayne Curry, Jimmy Kennedy, Timothy Kennedy, David Kennedy, Henry Kennedy, Jason Kennedy and Tim McClemore.

Charles Kennedy will be an honorary pallbearer.

Memorials may be made to Danville Baptist Church, 220 CR 409, Rienzi, MS 38865.

 

CURTIS M. TAYLOR

Curtis M. Taylor, 75, of Booneville, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services were Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church with the Bro. Ron Dail and Bro. Lenarse Stricklen officiating. Burial was in Martin Hill Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Taylor was a factory worker and a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Movline Taylor; two daughters, Charlotte Riddle and her husband, J. V., of Booneville, . and Sandra Faulk and her husband, Myron of Brandon, Fla.; two sisters, Kathleen Corbin of Jumpertown and Christine Hamilton of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jessica Gamble, Ben Dodds, Caitlin and Taylor Faulk, Jason Riddle and Monica Senter; four great-grandchildren, Lexie Gamble, Abbie Gamble, Zane Riddle and Jimmy Wayne Senter.

 

DORA DEAN TAYLOR

NEW SITE - Dora Dean Taylor, 76, died Sunday at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the New Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Taylor of New Site; three sons, Gerald Taylor and Gene Taylor of New Site, and Robert Taylor of Booneville; one daughter, Janie McCoy of New Site; two brothers, James Calvin Clark of Tishomingo and Chester Clark of Gulfport; one sister, Irene McAnally of Tishomingo; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

DANNY TAYLOR

NEW ALBANY - Danny Lee Taylor, 55, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the Pontotoc County Hospital. He was a factory employee. He enjoyed playing music, guitar, drawing and painting. He loved his children, grandchildren and life.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Lott officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Sonja Peeks of New Albany; two sons, Sean Taylor and Matthew Taylor, both of Guntown; three sisters, Paula Pappas and Sue Morgan, both of Washington, and Mary Ann Markum of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Brandon Lofton, Camilla Peeks and Chase Peeks; the mother of his children, Reda Hughes of Guntown.

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

The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the Mayfield Church of Christ in Saltillo.

 

ERMA P. TAYLOR

CORINTH - Erma P. Taylor, 80, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born June 4, 1923, to the late Frank and Georgia Carter. She was an active member of Farmington Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. Her grandchildren were her first love.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Farmington Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Nall officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Ginger Barr of Corinth and Donnie Croat of Bridgewater, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Gail Taylor of Corinth; two special sisters-in-law, Nell Barker and Cleo Carter of Corinth; five grandchildren, Sean Barr and wife, Megan, of Aurora, Ill., Michelle Nixon and husband, Mark, of Corinth, Shana Harvell and husband, Jimmy, of Corinth, Jackie Groat of Albuquerque, N.M., and David Taylor of Corinth; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harry Taylor, in 1977; her parents; a son, Jimmy Taylor; and two brothers, Vester Carter and Chester Carter.

Pallbearers will be Sean Barr, David Taylor, Jimmy Farvell, Mark Nixon, Danny Potts and Jimmy Stutts.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

 

ESTELLE TAYLOR

BOONEVILLE - Estelle H. Taylor, 89, of Booneville, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville after an extended illness. She was retired from Brown Shoe Co., a member of the Hill's Chapel Church of Christ and loved flowers and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Leonard and Bro. Dwain Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Anita Sue Crabb of Booneville; one son, James Taylor and wife, Kay, of Booneville; two sisters, Sarah Windham of Booneville and Yvonne Cahill of Shawnee, Kansas; six grandchildren, Mike Crabb and wife, Theresa, Michelle Croft and husband, Jerry, Harold Taylor and wife, Hilda, Mark Taylor, Jeff Taylor and wife, Jeannie, and Timothy Taylor; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death b her husband. U.L. Taylor; one sister, Lucille Hare; and three brothers, Ernest, Eulas and Leonard Hopkins.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

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

 

FLORA TAYLOR

BAY, Ark. - Flora Pace Taylor, 86, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at the Rosecare Nursing Home in Truman, Ark She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of , Bay Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Taylor.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Haskell Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Sumners Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Martha Grisham, and her husband, James, of Baldwyn; five sons, William E Taylor and his wife, Iris, of Bay, Ark., James E. Taylor and his wife, Mary Francis, of Truman, Ark., Clyde Taylor and his wife, Nadine, of West Memphis, Ark., Billy J. Taylor of Memphis and John D. Taylor and his wife, Corlis, of Tremont; three brothers, A C Pace and Bob Pace, both of Baldwyn, and Billy H. Pace of Michigan; three sisters, Olea Culver of Tupelo, Jimmie Harp of Marietta and Earnestine Harp of Booneville; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rick Grisham, Jim Grisham, Eddie Taylor, Gary Taylor, Joey Taylor, Wally Taylor, Don Taylor, Ron Taylor and Chip Taylor.

 

 

DR. FRANK TAYLOR

Death of Dr. Frank Taylor Brings Sorrow

The people of Booneville were profoundly shocked Monday morning when the news spread that Dr. J. Frank Taylor had passed away at his place of business the Taylor-Smith Drug Store.

Dr. Taylor had gone to Corinth on Sunday to be with his brother George C. Taylor, who was critically ill, and had remained over Sunday night and returning to Booneville on the fast train, reaching here just after nine o'clock on his way to the store, he had a fainting spell and was carried into his store, where medical aid was summoned. Everything possible was done for him, but he only lived a few minutes.

Dr. Taylor was the son of the late Col. C. A. Taylor and was born and reared near Rienzi. He obtained his early education at Rienzi in the school of Prof. W. L. Gibson and then took up the study of medicine. He then moved to Booneville and associated himself with Dr. W. V. Davis in the practice of medicine and did a fine practice for many years, winning the confidence and esteem of those with whom he came in contact. He then retired from active practice and entered the drug business. After some changes he became the senior partner of the Taylor-Smith Drug Company, in which he remained until his death. He was a stockholder and member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Booneville.

He was an active member of the Methodist Church and had been for many years. He was a man of high ideals, kind and considerate and much beloved by those who knew him. He was married to Miss Ber Curlee and to them one daughter, Miss Catherine was born. He was a devoted and affectionate husband and father.

The bereaved family has the deepest sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow, his brother Mr. George Taylor passed away early Tuesday morning at his home in Corinth and was to rest that afternoon, thus leaving Mrs. J. J. Taylor of Booneville as the only surviving member of the family of three brothers and two sisters.

The funeral was held from the Methodist Church Wednesday Morning and was one of the most largely attended funerals ever held in Booneville. The exercises were led by Bro. W. H. Mounger, his pastor, who was assisted by Bro. J. W. Ward of Columbus his former pastor and Brs. J. D. Thompson, pastor of the Baptist Church.

After the church services the body was carried to the Booneville Cemetery, where it was laid to rest and the newly made mound was covered with a profusion of beautiful flowers that attested the esteem in which this good man was held by those who knew and loved him.

The active pallbearers were: E. T. Miller, S. D. Bell, G. T. Smith, A. F. Simmons, L. L. Spain, J. O. Robertson.

Ushers were: Ovid Robertson, Tom Henry Blythe, Carroll Blythe, H. P. Hople.

The honorary pallbearers were: Dr. W. V. Davis, Dr. W. A. Watson, Dr. W. H. Anderson, Dr. W. W. Strange, Dr. W. H. Sutherland, Dr. R. C. Cunningham, Dr. R. B. Cunningham, Dr. J. M. Bynum, Dr. L. L. McDougal, Dr. S. L. Pharr, and Dr. A. C. Jones, Mr. John H. Lee, Mr. T. S Hamilton, Mr. T. A. Cook, Mr. J. B. Mr. B. B. Floyd, Mr. L. M. Phillips Mir. Hill Hodges, Mr. J. L. Hodges, Mr. G. P. Rogers, Mr. Joe Young, Mr. A. M. Moore, Mr. W. K. McMillan, Mr. S. V. Crowe, Mr. I. W. Sanders, and Mr. Arris Newman.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 24 August 1929

 

MR. GEORGE TAYLOR

The bereaved family has the deepest sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow, his brother Mr. George Taylor passed away early Tuesday morning at his home in Corinth and was to rest that afternoon, thus leaving Mrs. J.J. Taylor of Booneville as the only surviving member of the family of three brothers and two sisters.

The funeral was held from the Methodist Church Wednesday Morning and was one of the most largely attended funerals ever held in Booneville. The exercises were led by Bro. W.H. Mounger, his pastor, who was assisted by Bro. J.W. Ward of Columbus his former pastor and Brs. J.D. Thompson, pastor of the Baptist Church.

After the church services the body was carried to the Booneville Cemetery, where it was laid to rest and the news made mound was covered with a profusion of beautiful flowers that attested the esteem in which this good man was held by those who knew and loved him.

The active pallbearers were: E.T. Miller, S.D. Bell, G.T. Smith, A.F. Simmons, L.L. Spain, J.O. Robertson.

Ushers were: Ovid Robertson, Tom Henry Blythe, Carroll Blythe, H.P. Hople.

The honorary pallbearers were: Dr. W.V. Davis, Dr. W.A. Watson, Dr. W.H. Anderson, Dr. W.W. Strange, Dr. W.H. Sutherland, Dr. R.C. Cunningham, Dr. R.B. Cunningham, Dr. J.M. Bynum, Dr. L.L. McDougal, Dr. S.L. Pharr, and Dr. A.C. Jones, Mr. John H. Lee, Mr. T.S Hamilton, Mr. T.A. Cook, Mr. J.B. Mr. B.B. Floyd, Mr. L.M. Phillips Mir. Hill Hodges, Mr. J.L. Hodges, Mr. G.P. Rogers, Mr. Joe Young,

Mr. A.M. Moore, Mr. W.K .McMillan, Mr. S.V. Crowe, Mr. I. W. Sanders, and Mr. Arris Newman.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 24 August 1929

 

GRACE TAYLOR

AMORY - Grace Towne Taylor, 97, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born June 2, 1907, in Kirksville, Mo., to the late Dr. Allen Dodge and Theresa Shultz Towne. She had lived in Middlesboro, Ky., Meridian, Miss., Jonesboro, Ark., Corinth, Miss., and Chattanooga, Tenn., and had lived in the Amory area for 38 years. She married John Grant Taylor on March 22, 1931, at Grace Episcopal Church in Memphis; he preceded her in death in 1999. She was a talented musician and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. John's Episcopal Church in Aberdeen. She enjoyed the outdoors and nature.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Henry Cemetery in Corinth with Father Tim Jones officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, M.J. Justice of Amory and Barbara Self of Meridian; four grandchildren, Allen Justice, John Justice, Daniel Self and Susan Self; five great-grandchildren, Leighton Justice, Taylor Justice, Anna Caryl Justice, Ally Self and Elizabeth Self; her special friends, Peggy and Lynn Todd, Ruth Farrar and Clara Dykes, all of Amory.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Dr. James Towne and an infant brother; and one sister, Ruth Louise Towne.

Pallbearers will be Allen Justice, John Justice, Daniel Self and Susan Self.

Memorials may be to the Church of the Mediator, Meridian, MS or to the St. Paul Episcopal Church of Corinth.

 

GROVER TAYLOR

CORINTH - Grover Crason Taylor, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at his home. He was a retired Baptist minister and the former pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church in Corinth. He also was retired from the Louisiana State Medical Center in Shreveport, La. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

A private memorial service will be held. Coleman-Family Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Taylor and Susan Taylor of Corinth; a son, Daniel Taylor of Corinth; and his former wife, Maretta P. Taylor of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Lavada Taylor, and a brother, James O. Taylor.

 

GWEN TAYLOR

MARIETTA - Gwen Taylor, 69, tied Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was a factory worker and a member of Marietta United Methodist Church and the Easter Star.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Glover and Bro. Bill Wallace officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Teresia Hendrix and her husband, Billy, of Kirkville: two sons, Phillip Taylor and his wife, Folds, of Marietta and Steve Taylor of Tupelo, and one sister, Collins Ward of Marietta: five grandchildren.

Visitation will last until service time today.

 

SETH TAYLOR

CORINTH - Jerred Seth Taylor, 10, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at his home. He was a member of Strickland Baptist Church and a student at Kossuth Elementary School. He was an honorary deputy with the Alcorn County Sheriff's Department. A patriotic young man, he had planned to serve his country by joining the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed cars, motorcycles, G.I. Joes and riding horses. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Bro. Harold Burcham will officiate, and Charlie Browning will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Sherry Taylor of Corinth; a brother, Corbin Lex Jones of Corinth; a sister, Shelby Lynn Danielle Taylor of Corinth; his grandparents, Nell Modlin, and Lonnie and Janice Cummings, all of Corinth, and Brenda and Jay Cagle and Mable Keele, all of Iuka; three very special friends, Anna Martin, Anthia Follin King and Chris Glidewell, all of Corinth; uncles, Dewayne Cummings and wife, Sherry, Terry Cummings and wife, Rhonda, Kevin Cummings and wife, Jesica, Brandon Cummings and Michael Taylor, all of Corinth; an aunt, Sandra Berrell and husband, Randy, of New Albany; numerous others aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ricky Lynn Taylor; his grandfather, Jerry Taylor; his great-grandparents, Johnnie B. and Ethel Cummings, Jewel and Howard Kelley, and Eunice Barnett; an uncle, Alonzo Cummings; and a cousin, Whitney Thomas.

Pallbearers will be fourth grade students at Kossuth Elementary School.

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

 

LANETTE TAYLOR

Lanette Taylor, 31, of the Hills Chapel community, died Monday, April 7, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Scott officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery.

Mrs. Taylor was a housewife. She was a member of Vaughn Baptist Church in Vaughn, Texas. She was preceded in death by her mother, May Nell Sealey.

She is survived by her husband, Rickey Lee Taylor; her father, Benny Baird of Golson, Texas; two sons, Christopher Taylor and Terry Taylor, both of the home; four sisters, Leann Goodin and Crystal Baird, both of the Hills Chapel community, Larinda "Binkie" Roberts of the Burton community, and Janie Porterfield of Malvern, Ark.; and one brother, Kerry Sanders of Booneville.

 

LOIS SANDERS TAYLOR

Lois Sanders Taylor, 86, of Booneville, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1995, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

Services were Thursday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ronnie Livingston and Minister Ricky Griffin officiating. Burial was in Mackey's Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Taylor was the widow of C. A. "Charlie" Taylor. She was a retired teacher and taught in the Prentiss County School System for 34 years. She was a member of New Bethel Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by one brother, David Sanders.

She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Caveness of Marietta; two sons, Charles Taylor of Senatobia and Bobby Taylor of Marietta; one sister, Rachel Allen of Booneville: two brothers, Roger Sanders of Booneville and Joe Sanders of Senatobia; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

LOUIS TAYLOR

BOONEVILLE - Louis Edward Taylor, 60, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member of Wolf Creek M.B. Church. He was a brick mason and an employee of Custom Furniture Company. He enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Beckley Chapel CME Church in Booneville with the Rev. V.L. Cummings officiating. Burial will be in New Life Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Taylor of Booneville; three sons, Craig (Jeffica) Taylor and Lamont (Laveta Moore) Taylor of Booneville, and Jamie Davis of Rienzi; three daughters, Carolyn (Michael) Wilson, Susan (Freddie Anderson) Taylor and Amy (Phillip) Young, all of Booneville; six brothers, Hinton (Madeline) Taylor, Willie (Marcie) Taylor and Clarence Taylor, all of Corinth, John Wesley (Gennette) Taylor, Wiley Taylor and Jimmy (Regina) Taylor, all of Booneville; two sisters, Katherine Taylor and Amy Taylor, both of Booneville; 23 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hinton and Marie Taylor; his twin brother, James Taylor; and two sisters, Louverta Taylor Gates and Melda Taylor Turner.

Pallbearers will be Willie McGee, Stacey Taylor, John Taylor, Jeffery Turner, Zack Taylor, Josh Taylor, Danny Topp and Brian Williams.

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

 

MADRA A. TAYLOR

Madra A. Taylor, 90, of Booneville, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Friday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dexter Wilemon and Bro. Glen Jones officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Mrs. Taylor was a member of Mt. Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church and retired from Prentiss Manufacturing. She was the widow of Guy Auston Taylor. She was preceded in death by one son, Herschel Taylor.

She is survived by one son, R. L. Taylor of Bellview, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Gladys Taylor of Water Valley; two brothers, Denver Penna and his wife, Annie, of Pensacola, Fla., and Junes Melvin Penna of Booneville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

MATHEL L. TAYLOR

BOONEVILLE - Mathel L. Taylor, 79, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Frankfurt, Ala., to the late James Ervin and Ida Bell Taylor. He was a retired farmer and a member of Little Creek Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Elbert Ray Bennett and Bro. Wayne Higgins officiating. Burial will be in the Carolina United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lorene Taylor; three daughters, Pat Taylor and James Austin Stennett, and Tammie Bullard and husband, Bobby, all of Booneville, and Tracie Ferguson and husband, Stacy, of Jackson; a son, Ken Taylor and wife, Candy, of Amory; nine grandchildren, Katie Taylor, Tyson Taylor, Stormie Taylor, Tuesday Taylor, Holly Bullard, Bryce Bullard, Dylan Ferguson, Dustin Ferguson and Dalton Ferguson; a great-granddaughter, Haley Hare; three sisters, Voicia Thorn of Earle, Ark,, and Joyce Holloway and Olene McCarley, both of Pine Bluff, Ark.; a brother, Lloyd Taylor of Wabash, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sheila Norene Taylor; a granddaughter, Tina Taylor Hare; two brothers, Milton and Elvin "Shorty" Taylor; and two sisters, Zula Griffin and Ruby Moore.

Pallbearers will be James Austin Stennett, Bobby Bullard, Stacy Ferguson, Rick Hare, Gary Holloway and Dexter Thorn.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Dr. David Chase, Randel Livingston, Waymon Slack and James Jackson.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

MICHAEL TAYLOR

Michael Gene Taylor, 40, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday al Ludlam’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Burcham and the Rev. Johnny Nunley Officiating. Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery in Prentiss County.

Survivors include his another, Dessie Cleo Taylor of Iuka, one son, Michael Jason Taylor of Burnsville; two brothers, James R. "Red" Taylor and Danny R. Taylor, both of Iuka; two sisters, Belly Fay, Helton and Retha M. Nunley, both of Iuka

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Ray Taylor.

Pallbearers were Paul Durham, Jerry Whitfield, Keith Whitfield, David Watson, Kenny Hill and Randy Davis.

Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Whirl and Johnny Ledbetter

 

MIKE TAYLOR

CORINTH - Michael Leroy "Mike" Taylor, 54, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He had been an employee of Mississippi Polymers (formerly Intex) since 1967.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, Michael Ray Taylor and wife, Carla, of Smithfield, N. C.; two daughters, Billie Lois Fellie and husband, Eric, and Jenessa Ann Taylor, all of Corinth; a brother, Johnny Taylor and wife, Jill, of Corinth; three grandchildren, Sheena Fellie, Kyle Williamson and Zachary Taylor; a niece, Allison Lewis; a nephew, Richard Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Ann Taylor.

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

 

NELDA TAYLOR

GOLDEN - Nelda Sue Taylor, 61, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 31, 1941, in Itawamba County to Robert Russell and Delsie Kerr Russell. She was an employee of Itawamba Manufacturing and a member of the Liberty Grove Baptist Church of Tremont.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jerry Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Taylor of Golden; her parents, Robert and Delsie Russell of Greenwood Springs; two sisters, Betty Lovelady, and Shelba Gilliland and her husband, Dick, all of Detroit, Ala.; four brothers, Bobby Russell and his wife, Sylvia, of Smithville, Jerry Russell and his wife, Janice, of Greenwood Springs, Charles Russell and his wife, Delores, of Hamilton, Ala., and Jimmy Russell and his wife, Kathy, of Greenwood Springs; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mark Williams, Chris Russell, Jamie Lovelady, Tony Barron, Tommy Miller and Mike Grissom.

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

 

OTHA VERNOR TAYLOR

TISHOMINGO - Otha Vernor Taylor, 68, died Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center. He wa, a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II.

Services will be at I I a.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Kenneth Orrick officiating. Burial will be in Allenline Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Taylor of Tishomingo; two daughters, Carolyn Morris of luka and Renee Bennett of Belmont; two sons, Roy Taylor of Booneville and Steve Taylor of Tishomingo; his father, Milas Taylor of Rienzi: two sisters, Mastic Ellen Wilson of Booneville and Maxine Ward of Memphis; three brothers, W. C. Taylor of Rienzi. Doyle Taylor of Booneville and Bela Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz., eight grandchildren

 

REBBLE TAYLOR

CORINTH - Rebble Lynn Taylor, 77, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at his residence. He was retired and of the Baptist faith.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home Family Chapel with James Wooley officiating. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Rebble Lynn Taylor Jr. and Michael Filmore Taylor, both of Florida; one brother, Charles Taylor of Jackson; his stepfather, Filmore Sargent of Muscle Shoals, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his father, Will Taylor; and his mother, Gussie D. Sargent.

 

ROBERT TAYLOR

NEW SITE - Robert Lee Taylor, 86, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center after a brief illness. He was a Baptist, a retired farmer and logger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Dean Taylor; one daughter, Janie Lou McCoy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. P. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in the New Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald Wayne Taylor of New Site, Robert Earl Taylor and his wife, Maggie, of Marietta and Travis E. Taylor and his wife, Sue, of New Site; seven grandchildren, Rickey Taylor, Rob Taylor, Alecia Tennison, Jeanie Hoard, Christy Taylor, Sonia Billiot and Cindy Thomas; nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today.

 

 

RODNEY MITCHELL TAYLOR

MARIETTA - Rodney Mitchell Taylor, 34, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, of his home after a brief illness. He was assistant manager of marketing sales at Action Industries and a member of Marietta Church of Christ. An avid Ole Miss fan, he enjoyed hunting, baseball and golf.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel of Booneville with Minister Tony Brown and Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in Sumners Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Santana Taylor of New Albany; his father, Robert Taylor of Marietta.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Taylor.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Healthcare Foundation of North Mississippi, 831 S. Gloster St., Tupelo MS 38801.

 

ROSIE B. TAYLOR

BOONEVILLE - Rosie B. Taylor, 90, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at the Longwood Community Living Center. She was a homemaker and the widow of Reefus Taylor. She was a member of South Prentiss Missionary Baptist Church, but attended Casey Creek Baptist Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Barbee officiating. Burial will be in Marietta Methodist Cemetery. Survivors include a half brother, Larry Glass and wife, Mildred, of Booneville; a special friend, Mildred Griffin of Baldwyn.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

RUFUS T. TAYLOR

Rufus T. Taylor, 65, of Route 5, Booneville, died Friday, July 26, 1985, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville following a brief illness.

Services were Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor was a Baptist. He was a retired security guard at Northeast Junior College and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Mayo Taylor; a son, the Rev. Wade Taylor of Memphis; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Stringer of Booneville; seven brothers, Dayton Taylor and Earl Taylor, both of Booneville, A.C. Taylor of Decatur, Ala., William. (Bow) Taylor and Bobby Gene Taylor, both of Zion, Ill., Roy Collum of Red Bay, Ala., and Cletus Collum of Mobile, Ala.; four sisters, Mrs. Fred (Ophie) Pate of Zion, Ill.; Mrs. Emit (Clurean) McGaughy of Booneville, and Mrs. Dessie Rickard and Mrs. Nell Plaxico, both of Corinth; and five grandchildren.

 

TABATHA NICOLE TAYLOR

Infant Tabatha Nicole Taylor of Booneville, died Monday, August 27, 1979, at Northeast Mississippi Hospital.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, with graveside services were at New Bethel. Burial was at New Bethel, John Williams officiated.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Wayne Taylor of Booneville, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Taylor and Mrs. Lena Jacobs all of Booneville.

 

ELTON TAYLOR

BURNSVILLE - Tommy Elton Taylor, 78, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at his residence. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and was a construction worker. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing and playing checkers and dominos.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Rick Johnson and Bro. Mavous Phifer officiating. Burial will be in the Rowland Mills Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Tommy Taylor and wife, Sue, of Burnsville; three daughters, Linda Bumpas and husband, Dennis, of Corinth, Nancy Lambert and husband, Lawrence, of Glen, and Dorthy Holder and husband, Gary, of Jamestown, Tenn.; one brother, Billy Joe Taylor of Burnsville; two sisters, Earline Calton of Iuka and Lessel Turner of Burnsville; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Armstrong Taylor; his parents, Maskell and Leetha Taylor; two brothers, Marvin and Everett Taylor; and one sister, Onnie.

Pallbearers will be Freddie Farr, Robert Earl Farr, Truman Duncan, Jackie Bullock, Dwayne Parsons and Tommy McDougal. Honorary pallbearers include Jimmy Calton, Ray Jourdan, Dokey Terry and Cleston Burcham.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

 

WILLIAM HEZZIE "BILL" TAYLOR

William Hezzie "Bill" Taylor, 77, of Blue Mountain, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001.

Services were Thursday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Hill, Bro. Gene Smith and Bro. Ricky Luna officiating. Burial was in Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor was retired owner/operator of All American Sawmill. He was a member of Blue Mountain Church of die Lord Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife. Pearl Williams Taylor; two sons, Scotty Taylor and his wife, Volene, and Lanny Taylor and his wife, Ginger. all of Blue Mountain; a daughter, Billie Ann Heard and her husband, James, of Blue Mountain; three sisters, Beatrice Henry of Blue Mountain, Alma Doyle and Mavis Smith, both of New Albany; 11 grandchildren and 16 mat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifton Taylor; and four sisters, Pearl Miller, Mary Lou Akins, Ruby Tucker and Sara Hall.

 

WILLIAM TAYLOR

TISHOMINGO - William Earl Taylor, 43, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Mississippi and an employee of Falcon Products and Heil in Tishomingo.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Palestine Church with Bro. Danny Young officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Virginia Mae Taylor of Tishomingo; his grandfather, Ellis Smith of Booneville; a half brother, Jerry Wayne Taylor of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; five nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Enoch C. Taylor; a brother, Paul Ray Taylor; and his grandmother, Lilly Phifer.

Pallbearers will be Dayron Sharp, Randy Mock, Johnny Stanphill, Donnie Russell, Kenny Hill and Jacob Hill.

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

 

WYNA TAYLOR

NEW BERN, N.C. - Wyna Louise Pounds Taylor died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005. She lived at New Bern, N.C., for 52 years. She and her husband, Bob, owned and operated Taylor's Grocery for 27 years. She was a founding member of the New Bern Church of Christ; a lifetime member of VFW Post 2514; and a member of MOCA No. 14. She enjoyed reading, fishing, crabbing, and spending time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger, was always willing to lend a helping hand, and always put the needs of others before her own.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pollock-Best Funeral Chapel with Craig Hearne officiating. Burial will follow at New Bern National Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Taylor Bannister and husband, Al, and Linda Taylor Dixon and husband, Ronnie, all of New Bern, N.C.; two granddaughters, Renee Dixon Whitford and husband, Brian, of Ernul, N.C., and Lisa Dawn Bannister of Roanoke, Va.; one grandson, Ashley Dale Dixon of New Bern, N.C.; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Voncille McLeod and husband, Steve, of St. Augustine, Fla., Gloria Kirkwood of Moultrie, Ga., Dot Cason of Robertsdale, Ala., and Ruby Graham of Mystic, Ga.; two brothers, Hoyle Pounds and wife, Quinn, of Marietta, and James Pounds of Mystic, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Lucille Pounds of Adel, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Taylor; a brother, Clyde Pounds; and her parents, Dalton and Alma Pounds.

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

 

MILDRED TAYS

BOONEVILLE - Mildred Tays, 81, died Wednesday, May 10, 1989, at Baptist Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home • Chapel with the Rev. William V. Kemp officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Doris Robert, and Gladys Young, both of Booneville; several nieces and nephew

 

MINNIE TEDFORD

BOONEVILLE - Minnie B. Tedford, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 18, 1911, in Walker County, Ala., to David Spencer Brown and Ida Lee Smith Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of Community Baptist Church in Alcorn County. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, fishing, gardening, gospel music and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy H. Tedford, in 1969.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Floyd Carpenter and Bro. Johnny Sherrill officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include eight daughters, Katherine and Nathan Robertson of Coker, Ala., Margaret and Gilbert Koon of Myrtle, Janice Ross of Rienzi, and Olene and Edward Jackson, Faye Ross, Eva Jones, Pat Yates, and Nancy and Ricky Griffith, all of Booneville; a brother, Daniel Brown of Nauvoo, Ala.; two sisters, Lillie Mae Guthrie and Ruby Russell, both of Jasper, Ala.; 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jimmie James McVey; two grandsons, Mike Koon and Perry McVey; a granddaughter, Tammi Jackson; and three sons-in-law, Bill Jones, Milard Yates and Dan Ross.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. James Ervin Dees will be an honorary pallbearer.

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

 

ROBERT E. TEDFORD SR.

TUPELO - Robert Edward Tedford Sr., 74, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at his home in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was born July 29, 1929, to the late Ed and Grace Horn Tedford. He grew up in Tupelo and graduated from Tupelo High School. In July 1948 he joined the U. S. Air Force and served during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.

His first employment was as a delivery boy for the L. D. Hancock Company, where he later became a salesman. A lifelong entrepreneur, he purchased the Peoples Bargain Store on North Spring Street in Tupelo, where he first pioneered the concept of retailing fabric, expanding to stores in Tupelo, Amory, Baldwyn, Booneville and Corinth. In 1956 he partnered with L. D. Hancock to form Hancock Textile Inc. In 1957 they started their franchised retail fabric business which led to 38 different corporations across the South and West. After retiring in 1980, he opened Ted's Trading Post, which originally dealt with antiques. He later manufactured solid oak furniture, building this into a successful business. In 1989 he sold this business to L. D. Hancock and it became Hancock Furniture. He also was the inventor of the popular "Teddy Burger," a half-pound all meat burger in which he took great pride.

An avid conversationalist, he enjoyed fishing at his Florida home. He was admired and loved by his family and a great circle of friends.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Forrest Sheffield will officiate, and Steve Holland will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bonnie Kennedy Tedford of Tupelo, whom he married May 6, 1950; a daughter, Sandy T. Maharrey, and son-in-law, Rick Maharrey, of Verona; his grandchildren, Ed Tedford, Katie Maharrey, Kelsey Maharrey and Blake Tedford; a brother, Sam Tedford and wife, Pauline, of Haleyville, Ala.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Grace Kennedy of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bob Tedford, in 1992; his parents; and a brother, James Tedford.

Pallbearers will be Blaine Butzberger, Mike Knight, Bob Knight, Morris Jarvis, Charles Warren, Junior Hancock, Donny Ritchey, Tommy Moran, Leon Malone and John Wayne White.

Honorary pallbearers will be Banks Livingston, William Birmingham, Sam Patterson, Larry Hancock, Bill Benson, Bill Sheffield, Gerald McGill, Murray Coward, Chris Richardson, James Kilgore and Russell Sheffield.

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

Memorials may be made to: Harrisburg Baptist Church Building Fund, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo MS 38801; or Brewer United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 1, Shannon MS 38862.

 

FLORA TELANDER

CORINTH - Flora Martin Telander, 84, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Whitfield Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Chewalla, Tenn., to the late Seny and Mary Bell Martin. She returned to Corinth several years ago from San Diego, Calif. She was a waitress and a member of the Oakland Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery.

Survivors include a stepson, Bill Telander of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Alice Martinez of San Diego; two brothers, Billy Jerry Martin of Kossuth and Otha Wallace Martin of San Diego, Calif.; four sisters, Bertha Martin Lanza of Southberry, Conn., Marie Martin Derryberry and Johnnie Martin Wren, both of Corinth, and Dorothy Martin Barnes of Pearland, Texas; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leon W. Telander; and a sister, Verna Harben.

Pallbearers will be Shea Smith, Joshua Wren, Jordan Wren, Matthew Putman, Daniel Putman and Bradley Gray.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.

 

MARGARET HOWARD TEMPLE

Margaret Howard Temple, 95, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 26, 2001.

Mrs. Temple was born in Benton, Tenn., but had lived much of her life in Booneville, Chattanooga and Spring City. She was a member of Spring City Presbyterian Church and the Spring City Women's Club. She was a graduate of Maryville College and a noted businesswoman in Booneville for many years. She was the widow of Clarence V. Temple.

Services were Friday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at Spring City Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gary Avans officiating. Burial was in the Spring City Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon and Haven Jones Temple and George and Pamela Petty Temple, all of Chattanooga; a daughter, Carolyn Temple Otten of Whitefish, Mont.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Spring City Presbyterian Church at 269 West Jackson Ave Spring City TN 37381.

 

BILLIE TENNISON

TUPELO - Billie Tennison, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at her home in Tupelo after a long illness. She was a native of Baldwyn and the daughter of H.S. Farrar and Edna Braden. She was a former resident of Saltillo and a resident of Tupelo for 13 years. She was a homemaker and a member of East Heights Baptist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Saltillo with the Rev. Michael Bowers officiating and the Rev. Justin Gates officiating. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Robert A. Tennison of Tupelo; a daughter, Patsy Kemp of Saltillo; two sons, Buddy Tennison and wife Brenda, of the Union community south of Plantersville, and Brian Tennison and wife, Angie, of Saltillo; a sister, Odessa Michaels of Baldwyn; a brother, Victor Farrar and wife, Nancy, of Marietta; five grandchildren, Ben Proulx, Casey Tennison, Bailey Tennison, Lindsey Tennison and Terri Land; three great-grandchildren, Kelly Proulx, Brad Land and Jackson Land.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild, Brandi Tennison; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Doug Lytal, Eddie Tennison, Gary Michaels, Jimmy Michaels, Troy Cresap and Tommy Farrar.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Saltillo Chapel. 

 

CLARICE TENNISON

TISHOMINGO - Clarice Tucker Tennison, 91, died Sunday, Oct 24, 1999, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was the daughter of George and Mary Tucker She was e member of Tishomingo Baptist Church and belonged to the Paden Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, of which she was also a charter member. A homemaker, she was married to Lester Tennison, who preceded her in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today of Tishomingo Baptist Church with burial in Forked Oak Cemetery. Bro Horace McCombs will officiate. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one sigh, II, Thrum of Tishomingo, one brother, Lloyd Gene Tucker and wife. Dot, of Tishomingo; one sister in law, Evelyn Tucker of Tishomingo: seven nephews, two nieces, and several great nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Lovell Tucker, and two sisters. Leo Russell, Gladys Pippin.

The body will lie in state one hour before service time.

 

 

COLEMAN TENNISON

BOONEVILLE - Coleman Tennison, 70, died Saturday Jan 14, 1989, at his residence. He was a retired construction worker and a World War lI veteran.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include five sisters, Edna Lovell of Rienzi, Vernice Bishop, Reba Barron, Mrs. Clint Grimes, and Syble Southern, all of Booneville.

 

REV. EUGENE TENNISON

BURTON - The Rev. Eugene Tennison, 73, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a retired Baptist minister and school teacher, a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University, Vanderbilt University and the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tishomingo Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Pinkerton officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery.

McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Margie Harper of Burton; one brother, Curbs Tennison of Burton; one niece, Carolyn Ashmore of Burton; one great niece, Vicki Lambert; one great nephew, Larry Ashmore.

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

 

 

HERBERT C. TENNISON

Herbert C. Tennison, 65, of Booneville, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. B. P. Thornton and Bro. Casey Jones officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Tennison was retired from Quartet Manufacturing Co. He was a member and deacon of Little Brown Missionary Baptist Church and a Mason and member of Marietta Lodge 1788. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Annis Tennison; two sisters, Christine Carter and Maverine Lella; and three brothers, His, Clayton and Truman Tennison.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rachel Tackett Tennison; his mother-in-law, Maxine Tackett of Booneville; one daughter. Wanda Dodds and her husband, Virgil, of Booneville, one son, Mike Tennison and his wife. Angie, of Booneville, one sister, Nell Leaker of Illinois; five brothers, Julius "Dude" Tennison and his wife. Sue, of Marietta, Archie Tennison and his wife, Justine, of Paden, Wallace Tennison and his wife. Jan. of Hamilton, Ill., Dexter Tennison and his wife, Vertia Mae, of Wheeler, and R. C. Grimes and his wife, Myrtle, of Dennis; four grandchildren, Hannah, Jason and Jonathan Dodds and Michael Tennison; two great-grandsons. Jacob and Ethan Dodds, and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

LEE TENNISON

BOONEVILLE - Lecil Wayne "Lee" Tennison, 62, died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Feb. 8, 1943, in Booneville to J.C. and Melvean Tennison. He was a 1961 graduate of Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, stationed in Libya. He was a retired construction worker and a Mason. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Fairview Church of God with Bishop John Larsen and Bro. Marshall Tennison officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Church of God Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Melvean Tennison of Booneville; a brother, Bob Tennison and wife, Patricia, of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Brenda Shock and husband, John, of Defiance, Ohio; a son, Josiah Tennison of Beulaville, N.C.; a daughter, Devon Tennison and fiancZ, Justin Houle, of St. Charles, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, J.C. Tennison Jr.

Pallbearers will be Charles E. Tennison, Josiah Tennison, John Shock, Bradley Tennison, Todd Holley and Kenny Klaunch.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Tennison, Justin Houle, Shannon Erman, Jason Tennison and Robb Tennison.

Memorials may be made to the family.

 

LETRA ELLEN TENNISON

BOONEVILLE - Letra Ellen Tennison, 80, died Sunday, May 28, 1989, at the Aletha Lodge Nursing Home in Booneville after an extended illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Ralph G. Tennison.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in Zion's Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Annie Lee South of Tishomingo and Quay Johnson of Booneville: five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren

 

 

LULA TENNISON

Lula Edith Tennison, 55, died Wednesday, June 26, 1996, at Cullman Regional Medical Center in Cullman. Ala.

Mrs. Tennison was born Oct. 25, 1940, in Prentiss County to the Patrick Daniel and Francis Arvila Jones Stricklen. Disabled, she worked many years in various clothing manufacturing plants in Prentiss County as a machine operator. She was a Baptist.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. June 29 at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Sherrill officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Major Tennison, whom she married May 10, 1980; one daughter, Edith Stevenson of Cullman, Ala.: Two grandsons, Thomas and James Stevenson, both of Cullman: five brother; James Stricklen and Lenarse Stricklen, both of Booneville; Henry Strickien of Mountain View, Ark.; Truman Stricklen of Bruce, Wis. and Johnny Hartley of Culiman.

Pallbearers were J D. Moore, Jonathon Hartley, Aaron Hartlc Chris Whitehead, Jeff Stricklen and Steven Stricklen.

 

MAJOR TENNISON

Major Thomas Tennison, 58, died Friday Dec. 10, 1999, at his brother's home in Hammond, Ind., following a long illness.

Services were Monday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. Fairview Church of God with Bro. David He and Bro. Johnny Sherrill officiating. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 25, 1941, in Prentiss County, to the late Thomas Archie Tennison an, Clarice Ethel Belue Tennison. He was a true driver and he was a member of First Bapti5 Church of Libertyville, Ill. He enjoyed hunting fishing and watching youngsters play baseball.

He is survived by a brother, Brady Tennison; and his wife, Peggy, of Hammond, Ind.; three nieces, Tammy Johnson and her husband, Dale Mary Thill and her husband, Joe, and Teri Schultz and her husband, Ed, all of Hammond Ind.; nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death in 1996 by his wife Lula Tennison; and an infant brother, Archie Tennison.

Pallbearers were Jimmie Lynn Moore Frances Johnson, Mary Thill and Betty Johnson

 

 

MAMIE TENNISON

BOONEVILLE - Mamie Tennison, 81, died Thursday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was the widow of Rollin H. Tennison, a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Jones and the Rev. Richard Bolt officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Mavis Gentry and Carolyn Robinson, both of Booneville, Inez Jones and Gladys S. King, both c;f Birmingham; three sons, Melvin Tennison, Luther Tennison and Shields Tennison, all of Booneville; one sister, Martha Carter of Goose Bay, Oregon, 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Danny Joe Tennison, Marty Tennison, Curtiss Tennison, Keith Jones, Kavin Robinson and Nathan Berryman.

 

 

MRS. MARY CAROLYN TENNYSON

Mrs. Mary Carolyn Tennyson died Friday, November 11, 1966 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Morris Barnett in Tishomingo, she was a Baptist. She was 84.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 13 at Forked Oak. Bro. Buford Harper officiated. Interment was in the Fork-ed Oak Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Morris Barnett of Tishomingo; a grandson, Merle Tennyson of Tishomingo; two great grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Wister Rushing of Tishomingo; and a sister, Mrs. Edna McCreary of Lubbock, Texas.

 

MARY TENNYSON

CORINTH – Mary Annie Tennyson, 97, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Charlie M. Tennyson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Eddie McFall officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Wesley Tennyson and wife, Glenda, of Germantown, Tenn., and Dale Tennyson and wife, Dot, of Brandon; a daughter, Bobbie Tennyson of Iuka; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

MAVERINE E. TENNYSON

CORINTH - Maverine E. Tennyson, 79, formerly of Paden, died Friday, Nov. 7, 203, at the Tishomingo Living Center after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Paden Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Tennyson; her parents, Edgar and Ednis Donaldson; one sister, Mildred Coker; and one brother, Nadis Donaldson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Whitehead officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Brooks of Corinth and Bonnie Whitehead and her husband, James, of Ripley; two brothers, Norvin and Niven Donaldson, both of Memphis; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

 

RALPH G. TENNISON

BOONEVILLE - Ralph G. Tennison, 84, died Thursday at the Letha Lodge Nursing Home. He was a retired farmer and a charter member of the Little Creek Baptist Church.

Services will beat 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Letra Brown Tennison of Booneville; two daughters, Annie Lee Swinney and Quay Johnson, both of Booneville; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

 

 

ROBERT TENNISON

BOONEVILLE - Robert Kelly Tennison, 96, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was a farmer and a member of New Burton Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. He was a member of the Kirkville Masonic Lodge since 1946.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Casey Jones, Bro. Ben Parman and Bro. Don Swindol officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery

Survivors include four daughters, Anita White and her husband, Doug, and Margaret Swindol and her husband, Ralph, all of Booneville, Sue Moore and her husband, Stanley of Alapaha, Ga., and Yvonne Moats of Shepardsville, Ky.; three sons, Gerald Tennison and his wife, Shirley, of Booneville, Robert Tennison and his wife, Billie, of Tupelo, and Billy James Tennison of Nashville, Ga.; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Avo Tennison; his parents, Charles Allen and Fannie Lou Tennison: a sister; five brothers; and three great-grandchildren.

 

THOMAS WALTER TENNISON

Robert G. Smith Lodge No. 412 F & AM, Burton, Miss.

Whereas, the Grand Master of the universe, on April 22nd, 1908, having been pleased to cl call our beloved brother, Thomas Walter Tennison, from earthly labor to eternal refreshment, who during the time he was a member by his kindness and courtesy that his memory will ever be cherished in our hearts. Therefore be it

Resolved, That the lodge in their berevement has lost an active, earnest and zealous member who was throughly imbued

with the precepts and principles of our order. His life was marked by integrity and uprightness. He lived up to the cardinal Masonic virtues which is well known to every Free Mason and presented to his brethern and community an example and inspiration to better deed.

Resolved, That as we bow down in humble submission to the Divine will we mourn the loss of an earnest and efficient b brother, a devoted adherent of Free Masony and a faithful friend whose daily life has clealy reflected the fundamental truths and tenents of our fraternity.

Resolved, That we sincerely, deeply and affectionately sympathize with his afflicted family in their sorrow, reminding them that he who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb looks down with infinite compassion upon them in their dark hour of desolation.

Resolved, That these resolutions be spread in full on the

minutes, a copy sent to the Booneville and Iuka papers and the wife of the deceased.

Russell B. Owens, Luther L. McDougal, Word Glasgoe, Committee

Source: Plaindealer April 16, 1908

Submitted by Ruby Rorie

 

EVELYN TEPE

BOONEVILLE - Evelyn S. Tepe, 82, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab Center in Booneville after a brief illness. She was born July 16, 1922, in Ghent, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Alfred C. Tepe, in 2004. A loving wife and caring and compassionate mother and grandmother, she will best be remembered as a Christian who selflessly volunteered her time at nursing homes and teaching Bible study classes.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Linda Black of Atlanta, Ga., Nancy Cadle and husband, Tommy, of Booneville, Donna Ephgrave of Memphis, and Joanne Levanway and husband, Scott, of Gulfport; 11 grandchildren, Alison Churchill and husband, Kevin, Katie Black, Dr. Joey Cadle, Tiffany Dowdy and husband, James, Mindy Cadle, Jennifer Bradford and husband, Chris, Emily Ephgrave, Lauren Jarrell and husband, Blake, Adam Levanway, Alex Levanway, and Ashley Levanway; two great-grandchildren, Parker Dowdy and Ellie Jarrell.

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

 

CATHY TERRY

CORINTH - Catherine Leona O'Neal Terry, 55, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of the Rockhill Apostolic Church. She worked as a cosmetologist, LPN and a homemaker. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed reading and traveling.

A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Marcus Shane O'Neal and wife, Julia, of Corinth, and Michael S. O'Neal of Gulfport; one daughter, Penolope E. "Penny" O'Neal Sims and husband, Kenneth, of Corinth; one stepdaughter, Christina R. Hollie and husband, Michael, of Foxworth; nine grandchildren, Aubrey Eugene "Gene" O'Neal, Marcus O'Neal, Mary O'Neal, Catherine Breland, Kaydee Breland, Linda Kay O'Neal and Zionna Foster; two step-grandchildren, Hope Nichole Terry and Kandi Hollie; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leighton E. Parrish, and her mother, Mary E. Hurlbert Parrish.

 

HAZEL TERRY

BOONEVILLE - Hazel Inez Terry, 87, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Prentiss County to Ruben Stanley Spencer and Stella Clayton Spencer. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Booneville. She worked for Dr. Sam Galloway. She enjoyed sewing and growing flowers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Wayne and Mitzi Robinson of Pell City, Ala.; a grandson, Wesley Robinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Terry, and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Billy Tabler, Gary Wright, Jerry Moore, Wayne Holmes, David Kellum and Harold Graves.

Memorials may be made to the First Freewill Baptist Church, 111 N. Lake St., Booneville, MS 38829.

 

KELLY TERRY

BOONEVILLE - Kelly Terry, 77, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at his home after a brief illness. He was a retired employee of the City of Booneville. He was a member and deacon of First Free Will Baptist Church.

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

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Hazel Spencer Terry; his children, Wayne, Mitzi and Wesley Robinson of Pell City, Ala.; a nephew, Robert Morris of Atlanta, Ga.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

L.C. TERRY

GLEN - L. C. Terry, 81, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Mars Chapel, Tenn., to the late James and Leona Terry. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Oakland Baptist Church. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren who were the light of his life.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Bostick, the Rev. Nelson Hight and the Rev. Dyer Harbor officiating. Burial will be in the Indian Springs Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Iris M. Terry; one son, Reece Terry and his wife, Sharon, of Glen; one daughters, Virginia Michael of Corinth; three sisters, Mae David of Selmer, Tenn., Laura Cunningham of Adamsville, Tenn., and Faye Johnson and her husband, John, of Bemis, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Christopher Terry and LeeAnn Terry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Eva Spencer and Gertude White; and two brothers, James Terry Jr. and J.H. Terry.

Pallbearers will be Elmer Meeks, Donald King, Troy Wilson, Jim Calvery and Charles Holloway.

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

Memorials may be made to the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

 

ETHEL THACKER

BURNSVILLE - Ethel Thacker, 61, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church and a retired employee of ITT after 18 years. She enjoyed visiting with friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harmony Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Louie Williams and Bro. Larry Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Willie Thacker of Burnsville; two sons, Timmy Joe and Jena Thacker of Burnsville, and Mikie and Becky Thacker of Iuka; a daughter, Joyce Thacker Heavener of Burnsville; three brothers, Donnie B. Johnson, Donald "Dunk" Johnson and Bobby Harold Johnson, all of Burnsville; three sisters, Myrtle Ham, Alma Cooper and Bonnie Horne, all of Burnsville; eight grandchildren, Jason Heavener, Jonica Heavener, Alayna Jordan, Lucas Thacker and Brandon Thacker, all of Burnsville, and Jeremy Hardwick, Natalie Hardwich and Josh Thacker, all of Iuka.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Deanver and Annie Johnson; two sisters, Lula Daisy Dotson and Nettie Johnson; and a brother, William Mose Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Heath Johnson, Gene Johnson, Chris Johnson, Brian Johnson, PeeWee Johnson and Johnny Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Don Ham, Randy Walker, Roger Gene Walker, Dan Skelton, David Johnson, Tom Ham, Danny Lane Wilson, Stevie Johnson, Jimmy Dale Ham, Ricky Joe Johnson and Bubby Johnson.

Visitation will continue until service time at the home of Randy and Lisa Walker in Burnsville.

 

EDNA M. THIGPEN

Edna M. Thigpen, 78, died Friday, August 24, 2001, at Alcorn Care Inn. She was born in Pickwick, Tenn., on March 30, 1923, to Arch and Edith Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holiness Church.

Graveside services were Saturday at Henry Cemetery with the Rev. James Rich officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Thigpen of Corinth

and James Thigpen of Iuka; five daughters, Ivy Mae Price of Corinth, Delois Moore and Betty Arnold, both of Booneville, Joyce Hart of Iuka, and Sherry Walden of Tishomingo; 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl Thigpen; one great-granddaughter, Eva Mae Price, and two sisters.

 

ANNIE LAURA THOMAS

BALDWYN - Annie Laura Thomas, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a retired employee of Leggett & Pratt in Tupelo.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. McClain-Hays Funeral Service Inc. of Philadelphia is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Gall of Dallas, Texas; a son, Joey Wilson of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren; a brother, Timmy Fulton of Yuma, Ariz.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

ANNE LOU THOMAS

Anne Lou Thomas, 81, of Silverton, Ore., died Saturday, May 18, 2002.

Graveside services were Friday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Miller Cemetery in Silverton.

She was born in Booneville. She found great joy in her relationship with her two grandsons and she enjoyed gardening.

She married Albert “Al” Thomas on March 14, 1946 in Lucedale. Miss., and the couple moved to Silverton, Ore. Mrs. Thomas worked at Burian's Market, and later at Roth's IGA, retiring in 1982.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Albert 'Thomas of Silverton; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Darryl Krupicka, and grandsons, Benjamin and Bradley Krupicka, all of Canby: sisters, Mayna Senters and Mildred Henson, both of Booneville, and Beatrice Ricks of Callahan, Fla.; and brothers, Wayne Crawley of Memphis and William Crawley of Millbrae. Calif.

 

BEATRICE THOMAS

AUBURN - Beatrice "Beady" Sanders Thomas, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at her daughter's home in the Pratts community. A Lee County native, she was born Sept. 18, 1917, to the late Oscar and Pearl Bell Sanders. She was a member of the Mayfield House of God in Saltillo and a homemaker in the Auburn community for many years. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, her cats, birds, quilting and attending the Auburn Auction. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Monroe Thomas, on April 27, 2002.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Bro. Jeff Jeffreys officiating. Burial will be in Campbelltown Cemetery. There will be no graveside service.

Survivors include a sister, May Stanford of Saltillo; five daughters, Wanda Smith of Mooreville, Dean Mays, and Bernice Brown and husband, Larry, all of Saltillo, Sue Young and husband, Jack, of Pratts, and Evelyn Stone and husband, Charles, of Baldwyn; four sons, David Thomas and friend, Carol Phillips, of Priceville community, Larry Thomas and wife, Lee, of Memphis, James B. Thomas and wife, Louise, of Baldwyn, and Wayne Thomas and wife, Evelyn, of Guntown; a sister-in-law, Annie Mae Sanders; 28 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Glen Nichols of Blue Springs and Bill Mays of Guntown.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Hubert Earl Thomas and Billy Thomas; her parents; five sisters, Gertrude Stanford, Mearl Sanders, Sudie Davidson, Gerthie Barnett and Daisy Robinson; and a brother, Troy Sanders.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

CAROLYN ANN THOMAS

BALDWYN - Carolyn Ann Thomas, 45, lied Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, Ill. She was born May 29, 1958, to the late Manual Junior Penrose and Rachel Penrose. She was a lifelong member of Sand Hill M. B. Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sand Hill M. B. Church at Baldwyn with the Rev. Bradley officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Olive M. B. Church Cemetery at Baldwyn. N. L. Jones Funeral Directors of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Robert Earl Barnes and wife, Aquitta, of Kankakee, Ill.; three sisters, Cressy C. Billups and husband, Jimmy, Rosemary Beene and Elizabeth Williams, all of Baldwyn; four brothers, Bobby D. Penrose of Kankakee, Ill., and Allen Penrose, Lanny Ray Penrose and wife, Ann, and Danny Jo Penrose, all of Baldwyn; four grandchildren; nine nieces; seven nephews; 14 grandnieces; 17 grandnephews; and numerous aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Henry J. Tyes.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

 

CECIL J. THOMAS

BOONEVILLE - Cecil J. Thomas, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at his home after a long illness. He was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop John Larsen and Elder Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Faye Lawson Thomas; a daughter, Debra Tackett of Booneville; a son, Randy Thomas of Booneville; a sister, Verna Mae Harris of Booneville; four grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice Henderson Thomas; his parents, Russell and Hallie Thomas; two sisters, Joyce Forman and Martha Henderson; and a brother, Carl Eddie Thomas.

His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

 

COLENE THOMAS

IUKA - Colene Thomas, 71, died Thursday, March 25, 1993, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Tennison officiating. Burial will be in New Lebanon Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra T. Reeves of Albany, Ga.; two sons, Wesley Thomas of Atlanta, Ga., and Harry Roddy Thomas II of Tishomingo; two sisters, Nelda McRae of Tishomingo and Gene Spear of Baton Rouge, La.; two brothers, Hubert Jourdan of Tishomingo and Waco Jourdan of Washington, Ill.; six grandchildren.

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

 

MRS. COLENE THOMAS

Services Held For Mrs. Colene Thomas

Colene Thomas, 71, died Thursday, March 25, 1993, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was a Baptist.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Tennison officiating. Burial was in New Lebanon Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra T. Reeves and son-in-law, Danny Reeves of Albany, Ga.; two sons, Wesley Thomas and daughter-in-law, Judy Thomas of Atlanta, Ga., and Harry Roddy Thomas II of Tishomingo; two sisters, Nelda McRae of Tishomingo and Gene Spear of Baton Rouge, La.; two brothers, Hubert Jourdan of Tishomingo and Waco Jourdan of Washington, Ill.; six grandchildren: Sheryl Hadaway, Kristy Thomas, Ryan Kilgo, Stephen Thomas, Little Rod Thomas and Mandy Brooks.

 

ELIZABETH THOMAS

NASHVILLE - Elizabeth Thomas, 88, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. She was a Baptist. She was a precious Christian lady who loved her family and friends and enjoyed watching T. V. and fellowshipping.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Dogwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Jerel D. Arnold of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Phyllis A. Adams and husband, Donald, and Virginia F. Thomas, all of Corinth; seven grandchildren, Mark Thomas and wife, Margaret, Tracey Robbins and husband, Jessie, Darrin Adams and wife, Janet, Damon Adams and wife, Elaine, Devin Adams and wife, Brandi, Carolyn Arnold and Jimmy Arnold; seven great-grandchildren, Lyndsey Wiggins and husband, Kyle, Paris Thomas, Luke Robbins, Dylan Adams, Dalton Adams, Dominic Adams and Drayton Adams; one great-great-granddaughter, Kayle Madison Lott; a sister-in-law, Lucille Hunt of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Alice Hunt; a brother, Charles Hunt; a granddaughter, Whitney Thomas; and the father of her children, George F. Thomas.

Pallbearers will be Jessie Robbins, Paris Thomas, Damon Adams, Devin Adams, Kyle Wiggins and Mark Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Robbins, Dylan Adams, Dominic Adams and Drayton Adams.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.

 

FRANCES THOMAS

BOONEVILLE - Frances Inez Thomas, 90, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Alcorn Health and Rehab in Corinth after an extended illness. She was a retired LPN, a member of the Church of Christ and had served on the Miss. State Board of Nursing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tendyll Baxter Thomas.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lynsol Richmond and Bro. Dale Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Gloria Stevens and Cynthia Thomas, both of Booneville, and Oretia Daughtery of Water Valley; two sons, Allen Moore of oxford and David L. Thomas of Bossier City, La.; three sisters, Naida Fenner of Windsor, Mo., Mary K. Leggett of Oxford and Jackson Pierce of Water Valley; one brother, Duman Ray French of Daleville, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Rick Skelton, Lynn Lambert, Jody Pitts, J. D. Moore, Bobby Moore and John Mathis. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Skelton and Kyle Lambert.

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

 

GENE THOMAS

BOONEVILLE - William Eugene "Gene" Thomas, 60, died Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was a member and deacon of Pleasant Hill Bible Church, and an employee of Independents Service Co. in Corinth for 31 years.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Moore and the Rev. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy Luvicey Miles Thomas; one daughter, Mary Jane Delaney of Booneville; three sons, Billy Thomas, James Thomas and Donald Thomas, all of Booneville; one sister, Marilyn McKinney of Booneville; three brothers, Charles Thomas of Mountain Home, Ark., Benny Thomas of Guys, Tenn., and Lawrence Thomas of Booneville; six grandchildren, Mary Ann and Wesley Thomas of Guntown, and Jamie and Brian Thomas, and Craig and Christy Delaney, all of Booneville; three step grandchildren, Clay and Deana Morgan, both of Booneville, and April Deason of Plantersville.

 

GLADYS THOMAS

IUKA - Gladys Thomas, 91, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. She was a member of the Snowdown United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas; and a sister, Frances Debord.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Milton Winter officiating. Burial will be in the Snowdown Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald Thomas and wife, Dorothy, of Crestview, Fla., and Jimmy Thomas and wife, Martha, of Holly Springs; two sisters, Irene Curtis of Sebring, Fla., and Doreen McGibbon of Newport News, Va.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Snowdown Cemetery Fund.

 

JAMES THOMAS

RIPLEY - James Lawrence "Libby" Thomas, 76, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Ripley. He was retired from BenchCraft and previously worked at Ripley Kindergarten in maintenance.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Belcher and the Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Tippah Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Inez Ward Thomas of Ripley; two stepdaughters, Helen Coots of Dickinson, Texas, and Ruth Carlson of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Inez Maino of Memphis, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Mary Eanes Thomas; one sister, Helen White; and one stepson, James Pruitt.

Pallbearers will be Joe Estes, Wayne Hughey, David Kent, Jimmy White, Charles Bryant and Noel Jackson. 

 

JEWEL THOMAS

Jewel Thomas, 70, of Baldwyn, died Thursday, Jan. 4.2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services were Saturday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Easley officiating. Burial was in Baldwyn Cemetery.

Mrs. Thomas was a retired machine operator at Blue Bell Manufacturing. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Saltillo. She was preceded in death by her parents, W. C. and Lila Canon; and one Brother, Bertis Canon.

She is survived by her husband, Leland Thomas of Baldwyn; one son, Tammy Thomas and his wife, Pat, of Booneville; two sisters, Larue Beasley of Tupelo and Johnnie McCarthy of Greenville: one brother, Otis Canon of Guntown; and one grandchild, Tara Thomas Roper of Booneville.

Pallbearers were the men of her church and Jason Beasley and Terry Beasley.

 

JOSEPH RUSSELL THOMAS

Joseph Russell Thomas, 77, of Route 1, Booneville, died Sunday, July 7, 1985, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following an extended illness.

Services were Monday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Lyndale Davis officiating. Burial was in Kemps Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hallie Wilson Thomas; a son, Cecil J. Thomas of Booneville; three daughters, Mrs. Veirna Harris of Corinth, Mrs. Martha Jane Henderson and Mrs. Joyce Forman, both of Booneville; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

 

LELAND THOMAS

BALDWYN - Leland Clovis Thomas, 74, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at the Shearer-Richardson Memorial Nursing Home in Okolona after a long illness. He was an employee of the Eaton Corporation in Wisconsin for more than 25 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Kenosha, Wis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charlie Ransier officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela G. Walls of Fort Worth, Texas; a son, Randall Thomas of Broken Arrow, Okla.; five sisters, Evelyn Conwill of Baldwyn, Ollie Faye Thomas of Ashland, Nancy Edwards of Ripley, Tenn., Shirley King of Ashland and Mattie Hurst of Walnut Ridge, Ark.; two brothers, Clarence Thomas of Marietta and Ralph Thomas of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Luna Thomas; a daughter, Deborah Thomas; a sister, Ruby Cobern.

 

LELAND THOMAS

BALDWYN - John L. Thomas, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Iuka Hospital. He was a former auctioneer and used car dealer. He was a member of the American Legion and was a World War II veteran. He was a Primitive Baptist.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Ed Easley officiating. Burial will be in Baldwyn Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Tommy Thomas and his wife, Pat, of Booneville; one granddaughter, Tara Thomas Roper of Booneville; one brother, Paul Thomas of Baldwyn; three sisters, Louise Moore of Coco Beach, Fla., Myrtle Ashmore of Michigan City, Ind., and Rausine Edwards of Lakeland, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Thomas; his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Thomas; and one sister, Beatrice King.

Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

 

LESTER L. THOMAS

GLEN - Lester L. Thomas, 55, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts serving as a medic. He earned the Purple Heart and numerous other medals. He was a welder and a member of the Boilermakers Local 263 in Memphis, Tenn.

A memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen.

Survivors include two daughters, Laura Butler and Melissa Thomas, both of Jonesboro, Ark.; two brothers, James Thomas and Steve Thomas, both of Rhode Island; two sisters, Barbara Anne Lowell of Florida and Daisy May Perry of Williamsville, Va.; two grandchildren.

 

MARY THOMAS

Mary Thomas, 79, of Baldwyn, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Services were Thursday, Oct. 17. Burial was in the Kirkville Cemetery. Local survivors include a son, James Thomas of Baldwyn; two sisters, Genna Lou Griggs and Mable Loyce Kitchens; two brothers, Jack Guin and Prentice Guin all of Marietta; two grandchildren, Keith Thomas and Ralph Thomas of Baldwyn.

 

MARY SUE GUIN THOMAS

Mary Thomas 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired employee of Marietta Manufacturing and a member of Parker's Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Evans, Bro. Ronny Geary and Bro. Loyd Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, James Thomas of Baldwyn; three sisters, Bobbie Nell Jamison of Fulton, and Genna Lou Griggs and Mable Loyce Kitchens of Marietta; two brothers, Jack Guin and Prentice Guin of Marietta; three grandchildren, Keith Thomas and Ralph Thomas of Baldwyn, and Eddie Thomas of Saltillo; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Thomas, Gary Lee Thomas and Elizabeth Thomas; five step great-grandchildren, Jessica Kolb, Ashley Kolb, Clara Kolb, Leigh Ann Burrow and Michael Card.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard Thomas; four brothers, Carnes Guin, Dexter Guin, Ted Guin and Belton Guin; and a sister, Valley Nanney.

Pallbearers will be Mac Guin, Doug Kitchens, Eddie Johnson, Bobby Fleming, Randle Guin and Ray Guin.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and members of Parker's Chapel Baptist Church.

 

DR. P. K. THOMAS JR.

Dr. Perry King Thomas Jr., 76, died Friday, Sept. 29, 1995, at his home. Lovingly known to clients and friends as Dr. P. K., he was the    first physician in the Tupelo area to specialize in OB/GYN medicine, delivering more than 5,000 babies during his 37-year career. He was a dedicated physician, not only in terms of his clients' well-being, but also to the quality of care he offered at the North Mississippi Medical Center. However, medicine wasn't Dr. P. K.'s only love. When he wasn't delivering babies and seeing clients. Dr. P. K. stayed busy with other interests. While his first two sons and daughter were young, he shared with them a love for walking horses, and often traveled with his children to compete in shows throughout the area and the Southeastern United States. Dr. P. K. spent most of his retirement years raising guineas, growing and admiring beautiful flowers, and could always be found at dusk in the backyard calling in ducks for their daily feeding. A noted philanthropist for the medical center and Tupelo's arts programs, Dr. P. K. also privately paid tuition expenses for youth who otherwise could not afford a college degree. Dr. P. K. served as a captain in the U. S. Army Medical Corps. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. McCoy Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.   Survivors include his wife, Edith Ruff Thomas of Tupelo; one daughter, Kathryn Ann Bridgman of Germantown, Tenn.; three sons, Perry King Thomas III, Michael Ruff Thomas and Dr. Glenn Sturdivant Thomas, all of Tupelo; one sister, Ruth Benjamin of Springfield, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Mary Virginia Dutt, Perry King Thomas IV, Roxie Doniphan Thomas, Michael Ruff Thomas Jr., John Camfield Thomas, Natalie Gordon Thomas and Glenn Sturdivant Thomas Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry King Thomas Sr., and a sisteT, Mary Virginia Thomas. Pallbearers will be Harry Collins, Dr. Stephen King, Andy Luckett, Tred Luckett, Lyie Megginson and Buddy Stubbs. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Eugene Murphey, Dr. Walter Bourland, Dr. Swan Bun-us, Dr. Joe Pryor, Dr. Mark Kellum, Dr. Bill Kahlstorf, Dr. Jack Kahlstorf, Dr. Wayne Slocum, Dr. Joe Bailey and Dr. Sam Pace.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, the First Presbyterian Church Capital Fund or the P. K. Thomas Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund through the North Mississippi Health Services Foundation.

 

PAULINE THOMAS

BOONEVILLE - Pauline Conlee Thomas, 93, of Booneville, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Daniel Healthcare in Fulton after an extended illness. She was retired from Prentiss Manufacturing Company and a Baptist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Gladys Flurry and Larry McCoy, both of Booneville, Janet Holley of Baldwyn, and Charmaine Garner of California; one sister, Mildred Magers of Tupelo; 11 great-grandchildren, Chris Flurry, Kristi Flurry, D.J. Flurry, Layken Garner, Shane Eaton, Melissa Lee, Jonathan Holley, Lauren and Zack McCoy, Nicholas Hannon and Markus Pace; nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Thomas; one daughter, Margie Gray; and one grandson, Tony McCoy.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and until service time on Monday.

 

MRS. TENNIE THOMAS

Services For Mrs. Tennie Thomas Held Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Tennie Thomas of Marietta were held Monday afternoon at Sumner's Chapel. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mrs. Thomas died Saturday at 5 p.m. in Caldwell Memorial Hospital following an illness of several months. She was a member of the Kirkville Baptist Church and was 91 years of age.

She leaves her hushand, Mr. H. D. Thomas; four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Estes and Mrs. Earl of Marietta, Mrs. Mirlean.

 

WHITNEY THOMAS

CORINTH - Whitney Nicole Thomas, 16, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a junior at Kossuth High School. She loved her family and friends. She never met a stranger and always wore a smile.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Carrol Talley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Teresa "Susie" Downs and husband, Tony, of Corinth; her father, Mark Thomas and wife, Margaret, of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Paris Thomas of Corinth; her grandparents, John and Barbara Cummings, and Virginia Thomas, all of Corinth; her great-grandmothers, Virginia Wilbanks and Mary Cummings, both of Corinth; her best friend, Kristine Brumfield of Corinth; a special friend, Curtis Alberson of Corinth; uncles, aunts, step grandparents, step-aunts and step-uncles.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Paul Smith and Johnny B. Cummings; two great-uncles, Alonzo Cummings and Aaron Smith; and a cousin, Dewayne Smith.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Hurst, Josh Lewis, Bill Bowden, Jonathan Galbreath, Tyler Wallin and Andrew Strange.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Kossuth Class of 2004.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.

 

GENE THOMAS

BOONEVILLE - William Eugene "Gene" Thomas, 60, died Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was a member and deacon of Pleasant Hill Bible Church, and an employee of Independents Service Co. in Corinth for 31 years.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Moore and the Rev. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy Luvicey Miles Thomas; one daughter, Mary Jane Delaney of Booneville; three sons, Billy Thomas, James Thomas and Donald Thomas, all of Booneville; one sister, Marilyn McKinney of Booneville; three brothers, Charles Thomas of Mountain Home, Ark., Benny Thomas of Guys, Tenn., and Lawrence Thomas of Booneville;

six grandchildren, Mary Ann and Wesley Thomas of Guntown, and Jamie and Brian Thomas, and Craig and Christy Delaney, all of Booneville; three step grandchildren, Clay and Deana Morgan, both of Booneville, and April Deason of Plantersville.

 

 

C. D. THOMPSON

C. D. Thompson, 80, of Biggersville, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Services were Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Crum and the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Thompson was born Oct. 5, 1920, to the late James H. and Arrillia Lambert Thompson. He was employed for three years with the Alcorn County ASCS Office. He retired in 1978 with 30 years with the U. S. Postal Service in Memphis. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Biggersville and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Vera Davis Thompson of Biggersville; two daughters and their husbands, Gloria and Frank Huggins of Biggersville and Rachel and Joe Miller of Dennis; a son and his wife, Tommy and Nell Thompson of Biggersville; two sisters, Pauline Washburn and Estelle Johnson and her husband, Arlen, all of Rienzi; a brother and his wife, James B. "Curley" and Jean Thompson of Rienzi; five grandchildren, Tim Huggins and his wife, Vickie, Brian Huggins, Eric Huggins and his wife, Kelly, Stacey Thompson, Sonya Miller and her husband, Kelly; nine great-grandchildren, Kayla, Victoria, Ashley and Justin Huggins, Tyler, Pazlee and Jake Walker, Dana Thompson and Mercedes Thompson; two step great-grandchildren, Christopher and Chloe Milligan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Irene Caveness and her husband, John; a brother, Neal Thompson and his wife, Lena; and a granddaughter, Cynthia Dawn Thompson.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Thompson, Billy A. Johnson, Ronnie Phillips, Jimmy Murphy, Keith Kelly, Robert Suitor, Billy Frost, Mark A. Johnson and Brian Kelly.

 

CRAIG THOMPSON

CORINTH - Craig Thompson, 37, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at his home after a long illness. He had lived in Corinth since August 2004.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Sharon Barker of Corinth; a sister, Julie Thompson; a niece, Tiffany Riggs; two nephews, Cody Riggs and David Riggs.

 

HELEN THOMPSON

CORINTH - Helen Walker Thompson, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a retired restaurant worker in Detroit, Mich., and an employee of Walker's Cleaning Service. She was a member of Macedonia M.B. Church, where she served on the Usher Board for more than 30 years.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Macedonia M.B. Church with the Rev. Lawrence Morris officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Yvette Williams and husband, DeWayne, of Corinth; a brother, Wheeler Walker Jr. of Corinth; four grandchildren, Jeremy Lockett, Portia Williams, Shaquille Williams and Nakya Williams, all of Corinth; very close friends, Oneida Lasley, Rosa Paden and Annie Amos.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wheeler Walker Sr. and Lula Monroe Walker; her husband, Walter Thompson; a sister, Mary Louise Walker; and three brothers, Louis Walker, O'neal Walker and Elbert Walker.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Macedonia M.B. Church.

 

HERSHEL F. THOMPSON

Hershel F, Thompson, 84, of Wheeler, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev, Ray Rooney and the Rev, Don Newton officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery,

Mr, Thompson was a construction worker, a Primitive Baptist, a World War II Army veteran and a member of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Oswalt Thompson; one daughter, Betty Denison and her husband, Cole, of Reagan, Tenn., one stepdaughter, Lisa Green and her husband, Bruce, of Booneville, one son, Jimmy Thompson and his wife, Rose, of Largo, Fla., one sister, Fannie Goodlett of Arab, Ala,; one brother, Lowell Thompson of Arab, Ala,, four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews,

Pallbearers were Jodie Criswell, Nathan Ray, Kerry Moore, Joe Wayne Garner, John Wayne Criswell and Robert Wheatley,

 

CURL THOMPSON

RIENZI - James B. "Curly" Thompson, 78, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was the owner and operator of Rienzi Feed Mill for 23 years. He was a Baptist. He enjoyed gardening, gospel and blue grass music, traveling, football and cattle.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, of 60 years, Jean Thompson; one daughter, Joyce Suitor and her husband, Robert, of Rienzi; one son, Jimmy Thompson and his wife, LouAnn, of Rienzi; two sisters, Pauline Washburn and Estelle Johnson, both of Rienzi; six grandchildren, Blake Thompson and his wife, Jana, Niki Smith and her husband, Phil, Alan Thompson and his wife, Lacy, Robi Suitor, Scott Thompson and John Tyler Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Caroline Thompson and Colt Smith.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Arlen Johnson, Ronnie Phillips, Tommy Thompson, Todd Cox and Jason Cox.

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

 

 

SNAKE LINDSEY THOMPSON

BOONEVILLE - David "Snake Lindsey" Thompson, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at the Corinth Health and Rehab after a long illness. He was a member of Prospect Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Prospect Baptist Church with Bro. Johnny Hamblin and Bro. Dennis Gentry officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Hugh Thompson, Lewis D. Thompson and Charlie W. Thompson, all of Booneville; a stepson, Robert Bates of Fort Smith, Ark.; seven sisters, Clara Mitchell, Pauline Cannon, Mable Bishop, Mary Johnson, Betty Cannon, Sara Cannon and Martha Cannon; two brothers, Bobby Lee Thompson and Tobie Thompson; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Thompson, Lisa Thompson, Sheila Kizer and Steven Conant; 10 great-grandchildren; his caregiver, James Lee Thompson.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Clovis Bates; a sister, Bessie Harp; and four brothers, Ed, Millard, Danny and Tommy Thompson.

Pallbearers will be Michael Kizer, Tommy Harp, Steven Conant, Ricky Thompson, Tommy Smith and Robert Thompson.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home and at 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.

 

JAMES S. THOMPSON

James S. Thompson, 86, of Corinth, died Monday, February 7, 2000 at the Alcorn County Care Inn.  He was a Baptist and a retired employee of Firestone Co. in Memphis, Tenn.  Mr. Thompson was an Army Veteran.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Lizzie Potts Thompson.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Annie Lou Thompson of Corinth; 2 sons and daughter-in laws: Harold and Wanda Mitchell of Corinth  and Gerald and Martha Mitchell of Fulton, MS.; 2 sisters, Mary Thompson of Ashland, MS. and Betty Lee Clark of Germantown, MS.; 4 grandchildren and their spouses. Anthony and Vickie Mitchell, Elaine and Jerry Dildy, Kristy and Jim Martin, Stacy and Scotty Michael,; 5 great grandchildren, Hunter Michael and Kelsea Michael, Kayla Dildy and Cody Dildy, Cheyenne Martin.

Visitation will be 5 -9 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2000 and from 8AM until service time at Coleman's Funeral Home.  Rev. Terry Harmon and Rev. C. V. Thomas will be officiating.  Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Funeral service will be 2 PM Wednesday, February 9, 2000 at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers: Jerry Dildy, Scotty Michael, Jim Martin, Jackie Bullock, Donnie McCoy, John Peebles.

 

JANE THOMPSON

WHEELER - Jane Michael Thompson, 66, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired employee of Prentiss Manufacturing and a member of Wheeler Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. She was the widow of Hershel Thompson, who died May 13, 2002.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Green and husband, Bruce, of Booneville; a stepdaughter, Betty Denison and husband, Cole, of Reagan, Tenn.; a stepson, Jimmy Thompson and wife, Rose, of Largo, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth Gamer-Branyon and Margaret Garner-Alexander, both of Honea Path, S.C., and Faye Garner-Wawrzyniak of Cicero, Ill.; a brother, Michael Oswalt of Wheeler; two grandchildren, Matthew and Callie Green; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel Lamatine.

Pallbearers will be Joe Wayne Garner, Glen Green, Ray Nash, Dick Michael, Robert Wawrzyniak and Richard Lamatine.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

JOE THOMPSON

HICKORY FLAT - Joe Thompson, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a farmer and a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Benton County.

Services were Monday, Feb. 28, at the McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Michael Baker and Bro. Clyde Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Strong and husband, William, of Collierville, Tenn., and Lugene Foster and husband, Dwayne, of Hickory Flat; a son, Larry Joe Thompson and wife, Kay, of Ripley; four grandchildren, Karen Meeks and husband, Sonny of Ripley, Amy Grace and husband, Cory, of Corinth, Sabrina Holley and husband, Robin, of Ripley, and Kristen Foster of Hickory Flat; two great-grandchildren, Presten Wilkinson and Karson Meeks, both of Ripley; two step-grandchildren, Lynne Dailey and Bill Strong, both of Collierville, Tenn.; three step-great-grandchildren, Ashley Gossitt, Kyle Dailey and Taylor Strong, all of Collierville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Jackson Thompson, and his parents, Gilbert and Amanda Thompson.

Pallbearers were Randall Miller, Richard Bryant, Danny Robinson, Nick Thompson, Dr. Mike Thompson and Glen Cossitt.

 

KATHRYN A. THOMPSON

CORINTH - Kathryn A. Thompson, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in West Point. She was retired from the Alcorn and Tishomingo County School Systems, where she taught for 35 years. She was a member of Box Chapel Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a niece, Betty Thompson Redwine of West Point; two nephews, Danny Earl Matthews and Randy Quinn Thompson of Corinth; great-nieces, Lisa Henderson, Sheryl Fair and Marcy Hinton; great-nephews, Mark Matthews and Clay Thompson; great-great-niece, Tabitha Poss; great-great-nephews, Kyle Thompson and Thomas Forrest Hinton; great-great-great-niece, Gracie Poss; great-great-great-nephew, Carson Poss.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Earl and Lou W. Thompson; three brothers, Johnny C., James Noel and Quinn Woodruf Thompson; and a sister, Loyce Geneva Matthews.

Pallbearers will be Jack Redwine, Danny Earl Matthews, Randy Quinn Thompson, Mark Matthews, Clay Quinn Thompson and Ernest Pittman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. T.N. Braddock, Dr. Carl Welch and Dr. Shelby Reid.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today.

 

KELLEY WAYNE THOMPSON

Kelley Wayne Thompson, 60, of Booneville died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, Aug. 6,

at 3:30 p.m. at Gaston Baptist Church with Bro. Ben Parman and Bro. Donald Hudson officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial park. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thompson was an employee of Kimberley Clark and a mechanic. He was a member of Gaston Baptist Church and Woodmen of the World He was preceded in death by his father, L. C. Thompson.

He is survived by his wife Pat Thompson' his mother, Amest E. Thompson of Rienzi; two sons, Scottie Thompson and Marty Thompson1 both of Rienzi; two stepsons, James S. Peters of Booneville and Jun Frank Peters of Charleston, Ill.; one sister, Mary Ruth Smith of Baldwyn; two nephews, Tracy Vick of Rienzi and Joey Tyra of Baldwyn; 10 grandchildren and a host of friends and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Ledbetter, Joel Tittle, Larry Hudson, Buddy Hudson, Tracy Vick and Joey Tyra. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Rogers, Lenny Hudson and Larry Hudson.

 

MRS. LENA HOLDER THOMPSON

Mrs. Lena Holder Thompson, 96, of Route 6, Booneville, died unexpectedly, Friday, Oct. 18, at her home.

Services were Sunday, Oct. 20, 1985, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home with Herman Clark, Roger Browning and Luther Gibson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Mrs. Thompson was the widow of L.A. Thompson. She was a retired general store owner and a member of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eva Early of Memphis.

 

LENA THOMPSON

RIENZI - Lena Simmons Thompson, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. She was born July 19, 1912. She married Neal Thompson Nov. 6, 1936. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Gaston Baptist Church in Booneville.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be at the Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Murphy and her husband, Jimmy, Diane Ray and her husband, Danny; three grandchildren, Nathan Williams, Amanda Murphy and Rachel Ray; one brother, John Wesley Simmons; one sister, Ola Vernell Simmons; her care giver, Mary Murphy, all of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Thompson; her parents, John Wesley and Lessie Ola Hooper Simmons; four brothers, Rutherford A. Simmons, Leiand Wallace Simmons, Hershell Clarence Simmons and James Hooper Simmons; one granddaughter, Jennifer Sartain.

 

LEONA G. THOMPSON

BOONEVILLE - Leona G. Thompson, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was a lifelong resident of Booneville and Prentiss County. She was the widow of Harry Thompson and a member of the Baptist church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. She was the daughter of Homer and Annie L. Butler.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Wilson and the Rev. Andrew Marshall Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Smith's Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Howell and Helen Carpenter, both of Booneville; her grandchildren, Debra Spencer, Ilene Jones, Lisa Ketcham, Crystal Howell and Adam

Howell: her great-grandchildren, Brittany Jones, William Parsons, Kyle Bounds, Johnnie Ketcham and Andrew Jones.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Johnnie Galbreath.

 

MARY KATHRYN THOMPSON

SALTILLO - Mary Kathryn Thompson, 83, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at her residence. She was a retired factory worker. She loved to quilt and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Saltillo Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sammy Lansdell and Bro. Ray Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, John Thompson of Fulton; one daughter, Joyce Malone and husband, Marvin, of Saltillo; three grandchildren, Tim Henry and wife, Jennifer, and Angie Scott and husband, Donny, all of Saltillo, and Trent Thompson and wife, Becky, of Mantachie; four great-grandchildren, Morgan Scott, Derek Scott, Rebecca Thompson and Jacob Henry; a very special friend, John Thompson of Pensacola, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Vance Bentley Pope; and a grandson, Todd Thompson.

 

MILDRED BRACKEEN THOMPSON

Mildred Brackeen Thompson, 77, of Meridian, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Anderson Hospital in Meridian after a brief illness.

Services were Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. at Liberty Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Williams and the Rev. Vern Rodgers officiating. Burial was in Liberty Memorial Gardens. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Thompson was born Oct. 10, 1922, to the late Price and Erua Gause Brackeen. She was owner of Thompson's Furniture and a member of Fifth Street United Methodist Church in Meridian. She was a caregiver for many shut-ins in the community.

She is survived by her husband, Lester Thompson of Meridian; her daughter, Janice Cross and her husband, Doug, of Collinsville, Miss.; her son, Jerry Wayne Thompson and his wife, Donna, of Marion, Miss.; her brother, Herbert Brackeen of Paris, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Taletha Swearingen, Tammara Kennedy, Shannon York, Jennifer Hollis, Jay Hollis, Jeremy Thompson, Audrey Thompson, Emily Thompson and Katlyn Thompson; seven great-grandchildren, Loren, Brandon and Kristen Kennedy, Bradley and Tori McNeece, Karli and Bailey Swearingen.

 

MOLLIE LEE THOMPSON

CORINTH - Mollie Lee Thompson, 82, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at the Southern Hill Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. She was a faithful church member of St. Mark M.B. Church where she served in many capacities. She also worked at the Mowery Shop.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Mark M.B. Church with the Rev. Kim Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Willie Fred (Leontyne) Thompson of Holly Springs, Alton (Mary) Thompson Jr. of Corinth and Austin (Cassandra) Thompson and Courtney Thompson all of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Hattie Coral of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Mae Ella Thomas of Detroit, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Thompson Sr.; one daughter; three brothers; and one sisters.

Pallbearers will be Derek King Jr., Alton Thompson III, Austin Thompson Jr., Courtney Thompson Jr., Donald Crayton and Byron Fields. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of St. Mark M.B. Church.

Visitation will be fro m 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the church.

 

NEAL THOMPSON

RIENZI - Neal Thompson, 74, died Saturday at his residence. He was a retired employee of the Mississippi Highway Department and of Gold Bond Pest Control. He was a member of Gaston Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home chapel ` with the Dr. Chuck Hampton officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Simmons Thompson of Rienzi; two r daughters, Martha Louise Murphee and Shelia Diane Williams, both of Booneville; two brothers, C. D. Thompson of Biggersville and Bluford "Curley" Thompson of Rienzi; three sisters, Pauline Washburn and Estelle Johnson, both of Rienzi, and Irene Caviness of Booneville, two grandchildren.

 

 

PEGGY THOMPSON

Peggy Thompson, 42, of Burnsville, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 19. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.

Local survivors include a son, Larry Heavener of Booneville; a sister, Glenda Russell of Booneville; and three brothers, Charles Michael, Joe Michael and Bobby Joe Michael, all of Booneville

 

 

SOPHIA THOMPSON

BOONEVILLE - Sophia Thompson, 88, died Tuesday. June 6, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after along illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was the widow of Ellis Thompson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rickey Willis and Bro. Rick Bowling officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters Joyce McGaughy, Barbara Johnson and Ruby King, all of Booneville, one son, Bobby G. Thompson of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

THELMA THOMPSON

WHEELER - Thelma Thompson, 84, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999. at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Wheeler United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Baxter E. Thompson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with the Rev. Jimmy Glover Officiating. Burial will be in Ingram Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Hayden Thompson of Wheeling Ill.; one sister, Maxine Reeves of Booneville; one grandson, Keith Thompson of Round Lake Beach, Ill., one great-granddaughter, Natalie Ryan Thompson of Round Lake Beach, Ill.

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

 

WALTER THOMPSON SR.

SALTILLO - Walter Edwin Thompson Sr., 82, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born June 2, 1922, in Cleveland to the late James and Ethel Thompson. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church. He enjoyed attending church, spending time with his grandchildren and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Boutwell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sons, Walter "Butch" Thompson Jr. and wife, Sarah, of Saltillo, and Ronald Thompson of Baldwyn; a sister, Ruth Griffin of Brinkley, Ark.; three grandchildren, Patrick Thompson, Alex Thompson and Michael Thompson, all of Saltillo; three great-grandchildren; a host of cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Virginia Thompson.

Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday.

 

WILLIAM COLEMAN THOMPSON

"Death of Coleman Thompson.

I rode over to the Cross Roads, hear that Coleman Thompson died yesterday of pneumonia. He was reported to have died on Sabbath but that was premature. It was said that he had moved to Baldwyn but that was also a mistake. He was about 70 years old and had lived in this county more than 51 years. His father Jack Thompson was one of the first settlers of old Carrollville. His wife, the eldest daughter of Saml Rowan decd, survives."

[Note: William Coleman Thompson died on January 22, 1889 in Prentiss County, Mississippi.]

 

WINSTON THOMPSON

Winston Thompson, 70, of Ontario, Canada, died suddenly at his home on March 9th, 2004. He was the brother of Mary Ann Maxwell, luka. He leaves behind his wife, Anne of 45 1/2 years; two sons, Rev. Paul and his wife, Mary of Chicago, Bruce and his wife, Lois of Ontario, Canada; five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Sarah Thompson, Sharon and Melvin Lee Maxwell.

His family flew there for his funeral. He leaves behind lots of nieces and nephews and close friends.

Pallbearers were his nephews.

 

GRADY THORN JR.

DENNIS - Grady "Mannie" Thorn Jr., 72, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a native of Alabama. He was a truck driver for 26 years and a member of Golden Central Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today 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 his wife of 48 years, Faye Thorn of Dennis; five daughters, Debbie Hamm and husband, Lowell, of Memphis, Kathey Turvaville and husband, Donnie Joe, and Gina Kennedy and husband, Jimmy, all of Belmont, Phyllis Garrison and husband, Ricky, of Vina, Ala., and Renee Haithcock and husband, Greg, of Red Bay; a son, Rick Thorn of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Pauline Ginn of Golden, Edith Minor of Chelsea, Ala., and Peggy Chism of Red Bay; a brother, Wade "Goodsie" Thorn of Tremont; 14 grandchildren, Katena Baldwin, Amy Wilson, P.J. Wilson, Danny Paul Wilson, Wesley Thorn, Preston Thorn, Kevin Armstrong, Laine Turvaville, Ricky Garrison, Clint Garrison, Nikki Kennedy, Beau Kennedy, Dillon Haithcock and Shyann Haithcock; four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Lela Thorn; a sister, Betty Barron; and a brother, James Thorn.

Pallbearers will be Charles Ashley, Jimmy "Skinny" Harris, Steve Bostick, Shorty Nixon, Jim Young and David Martin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ransel Sparks, Donald Reid, Bob Castleberry, Jack Taylor, Cline Credille and Fay Parrish.

Visitation will continue at the church until service time today.

 

REBA S. THORN

RED BAY, Ala. - Reba S. Thorn, 83, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at the Terrace Manor Nursing Home. She was retired as a factory worker after 40 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Services will be at noon Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Mr. Turner Paseur officiating. Burial will be in the Chastain Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Donald L. Thorn and his wife, Joyce, and James R. Thorne and his wife, Sue, all of Red Bay; one sister, Marie Griffus of Centre, Ala.; six grandchildren, Myra Clanton and Bruce Thorn, both of Red Bay, James Michael Thorne of Barton, Ala., Joey Maupin of Saltillo, Suzanne Thorne of Florence, Ala., and Brittany Sapington of Booneville; one great-grandson, Jason Ivey of Red Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Bell Strawbridge; her husband, R.V.. Thorn; three daughters, JoAnn Thorn, Wanda Nell Thorn and Yvonne Maupin; and two brothers, Virgil Strawbridge and J.H. Strawbridge.

Pallbearers will be Michael Thorne, Joey Maupin, Stan Strawbridge, Ray Strawbridge and Jason Ivey. Honorary pallbearer will be Ronnie Strawbridge.

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

 

CHARLES ODELL THORNBURG

Charles Odell Thornburg 68, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at his home. He was a Baptist He was a retired truck drive: and a member of the Tishomingo Rescue Squad. HE enjoyed hunting, talking on his CB radio and fellowship with people.

Services were at 11 a.m. Friday at Snowdown Church of Christ at Cairo with Minister: James P. Wilson and Jim Archer officiating. Burial was, in the church cemetery, Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Daisy Lou Wilson Thornburg of Iuka; four sons, Robert Charles Thornburg o1 Aurora, III, Larry Wayne Thornburg of Iuka, Johnnie Allison Thornburg of Tishomingo and Clayton Junior Thornburg of Iuka; three daughters, Rita Mae Thornburg of Tishomingo, Retha Kay Weis of Quitman and Pamela Ann Thornburg of Iuka; 16 grandchildren, Tami Lynn Weis La come and husband Joey of Corte Madera, CA, Shannon Moreno, Angela, Michelle Moreno, Jennifer Ann Moreno all of Aurora, Ill, Amanda Jean Weis, Quitman, MS, Ricky Moreno, Jr,., Aurora Ill, Robert Anderson Thornburg, Iuka, MS, Joshua David Moreno, Aurora, Daisy Camille Huggins, Ramiro "Rami" Mares, Jose Alcaraz, Mary Elizabeth Alcaraz all of Iuka, Kristen Leola Thornburg, San Antonio, TX, Rebecca Shae Weis, Quitman, MS, Randell Mares, Iuka, Heather Blakney and husband, Keth of Iuka; four great-grandchildren, Samuel La come, Corte Madera, CA, Gavin E. Reeves, Quitman, MS and Morgan and Madison Blakney of Iuka; a brother, James Marvin Jowers and his wife, Lucille, of Tishomingo; three sisters, Beatrice Haney of Red Bay, Ala., Lucille Brumley of Iuka and Lois Smith of Tishomingo; two sisters-in-law, Lavelle Thornburg, of Belmont and Earline Thornburg of Batesville, MS; two brothers-in-law, Joe Haas, Akron, Ohip and Buster Arnold of Belmont; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ledrick Anderson Thornburg and Beatrice Seago Thornburg; a son, Randell Odell Thornburg; two brothers, Benjamin Franklin Thornburg and Wiliam Robert Thornburg; four sisters, Virginia "Vergie" Rhodes, Mattie Ethel Arnold, Mary Elizabeth Thornburg and Ura Mae Haas, four brothers-in-law, Raymond Haney, Luther Smith, Kermit Brumley and Clifton Rhodes.

 

STELLA LENORA THORNE

Stella Lenora Thorne, 89, died Friday, August 24, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a homemaker for 70 years, and a life-long member of Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Services were noon Monday Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Rainer officiating. Burial was in Carters Branch Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Edna L. Powell and her husband, Ezekiel Powell, of Tishomingo; a son, Finous Erskine Thorne of Tishomingo; two granddaughters, Yvette Thorne and Angela Thorne, both of Tishomingo; a grandson, Willie James Thorne of Tishomingo; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

VIRGINIA THORNE

IUKA - Virginia Thorne, 76, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at the Carrington House. She was a member of the Snowdown United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka with Bro. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial will be in the Snowdown Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, R.K. "Diddler" Thorne of Iuka; a special niece, Jena Akers of Booneville; and a special nephew, Jeff Vaughn of Iuka.

Pallbearers will be Ray South, Bill Moore, Gene Worsham, Carl Borden, Malcolm Brown and Bobby Johnson.

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

 

BERNICE THORNTON

Bernice Thornton, 81, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church.

Services were at 11 a.m. Sat. at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Stanley Magill officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Crawford and Bonnie Moore, both of Iuka; one sister, Evelyn Adams of Iuka: five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil E. Thornton; a son, Lucian Laxson; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Curtis; two brothers, Lynn B. Curtis and Mose "Preacher" Curtis; and a sister, Agnes Roberts.

Pallbearers were Andy Crawford, Andrew Crawford, Bobby Johnosn, Jackie Bridges, Marshall McRight and William Curtis.

 

DORRIS TRUMAN THORNTON

Dorris Truman Thornton, 68, of Route 4, Box 413, Booneville, died unexpectedly Tuesday. Dec. 1, 1992, at his home.

Services were Thursday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dexter Wilemon officiating. Burial was in New Site Cemetery.

Mr. Thornton was retired and a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Moody Thornton; a son, Dwight Thornton of Booneville; three sisters, Ealuly Hall of Fulton, Lillian Montgomery of Belmont and Helen McKay of Booneville, a brother, Horace Thornton of Booneville; and two grandchildren.

 

QUAY THORNTON

BOONEVILLE - Edith Quay Malone Thornton, 87, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 29, 1916, in Prentiss County to Sandy and Mary Jane "Molly" Moore Malone. She married Marlis "Cotton" Thornton on July 17, 1937. They farmed together until she began working at Marietta Manufacturing in 1963. She retired from there in 1981. She was a member of New Bethel Church of Christ in New Site. She loved and enjoyed her family and friends, especially cooking for them.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Roy Taylor and Jimmy Gross officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Cotton Thornton; a daughter, Barbara Guinn and husband, Tommy, of Dresden, Tenn.; a son, Gary Thornton and wife, Lynette, of Marietta; three grandsons, Andrew Guinn and Jordan Guinn of Nashville, and David Thornton of Marietta; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Arlis Malone, Flay Malone, Ward Malone and wife, Claudie, and Wrather Malone and wife, Pernie; and a sister, Edna Parrish and husband, Robert.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Parrish, Joe Michael Franks, Bobby Pharr, Leon Malone, Larry Stephens and Jack McKinney.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Andrew Guinn, Jordan Guinn and David Thornton.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

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

 

FAYE THORNTON

BOONEVILLE - Faye Thornton, 87, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of little Brown Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Jackie Gray and Bro. Casey Jones officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Bro. B.P. Thornton; two daughters, Frances Maxine Grayson of Cottondale, Ala., and Barbara Lee Maness and husband, Bill, of Corinth: a son, Wallace L South and wife, Vckey, of Ooltewah, Tenn.; a sister, Genell Dodson of Gravette, Ark.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Crocker; and four grandchildren.

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

 

FRED THORNTON

BALDWYN - Fred Thornton, 76, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at New Albany Schools and a former employee of Penn Tire. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Jericho Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Jericho Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Blythe, Bro. Wayne Fredrick and Bro. Dennis Smithey officiating. Burial will be in the Jericho Cemetery. The body will lie in state at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Wilhite Thornton of Baldwyn; one daughters, Wanda Quirarte of Memphis; one stepdaughter, Mitzi Benjamin of Baldwyn; three sons, Ricky Thornton and Fred Thornton, both of Memphis, and Tim Thornton of Southaven; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Nannie Bryson Thornton.

Pallbearers will be Dave Reaves, Freddie Thornton, Junior Wilhite, Ronnie Blythe, Wayne Wilhite, Mike Wilhite, Thomas Hall, Bryan Morris, Tim Benjamin and Dale Blythe.

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

 

HORACE THORNTON

BOONEVILLE  - Horace Arthur Thornton, 74, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville he was born Jun. 7, 1928, in Prentiss County to William Arthur Thornton and Elizabeth Amanda Green Thornton. He was a Pentecostal. He was a firefighter for the City of Booneville for 32 years, serving 15 years of that time as assistant fire chief. He also was a commercial fisherman. He was an MP in the US. Army during World War II and served with the Occupation Army in Germany at Bro end of the war. A men r her of the American Leg run, he was well known for preparing stew on Veterans Day each year. He also was active in the Goodfellows program. He enjoyed hunting, falling and playing dominoes.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Rural will he in Booneville Cemetery,

Survivors include his wife at 50 years, Gwen Nell Gentry Thornton, whom he married March 12, 1952, a sun, Horace Dewayne Theodore of Booneville; a daughter, Amanda Morphis and her husband, Don, of Booneville; a sister, Helen McKay and her husband, Bobby of Booneville; three grandchildren, Rebecca Peeks, Danny Bonds and Aaron Morphis; two great grandchildren, Nathan Peeks and Cory Peeks.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Wallace Thornton and Dorris Thornton and three sisters, Vivian Miller, Eulalia Hall and Lillian Montgomery

Pallbearers will fee Danny Bonds, Aaron Morplns, Dwight Hamilton, Johnny Burns, Gary "Guam" McCoy and Jeremy Jackson.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. 16 Northtown Drive. Suite 100, Jackson MS 39211-3058.

 

JIMMIE D. THORNTON

Jimmie D. Thornton, formerly of Booneville, died Monday, Aug. 19, at Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.

Services were Aug. 21, at Barnes Funeral Home in Dyer, Tenn.

Mr. Thornton was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company, having worked and lived in Booneville several years ago. He was a member of the First Methodist Church while he resided in Booneville, and a member of the Methodist Church in McKensie, Tenn., where he made his home.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Dell; one daughter, Kay Walden; and two grandchildren.

 

LEAFUS EDWARD THORNTON

BOONEVILLE - Leafus Edward Thornton, 84, died Tuesday Aug 18, 1987 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Before his retirement, he was employed at Northeast Mississippi Junior College for 10 years. He was a Baptist and a lifelong resident of Prentiss County.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Purvey Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Thornton of Booneville; two daughters, Mrs. Dennis Crawford of Booneville and Mrs. Audrey Folk of Memphis; four sons, Ellis Thornton and Charlie Thornton, both of Booneville, J. W. Thornton of Chapel Hill, Tenn., and Curtis Thornton of Ashland City, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren three great-great-grandchildren.

 

LOUISE THORNTON

BOONEVILLE - Hazel Louise Beasley Thornton, 69, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a brief illness She was born Aug. 23, 1931, to the late Howard and Wilma Morrow Beasley. She was a retired employee of ITT in Corinth, where she worked for 25 years. She was a member of Antioch No. 2 Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Peter Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Garden.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Ellis Thornton; one son, Keith Thornton, and his wife. Debbie, of Corinth, one sister, Evans Bullard of Wheeler

She was preceded in death by e grandson, Heath Thornton.

Pallbearers will be members of the Adult Men's Sunday School Class at Antioch No. 2 Baptist Church.

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

 

RAY THORNTON

BALDWYN - Lindell Ray Thornton, 63, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a shop foreman for Fred Bennett Chevrolet for several years and a member of Ingram Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 130.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Joe Herndon and Bro. Dennis Sensing officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery in Baldwyn.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Cox Thornton of Baldwyn; a daughter, Denise Kennedy and husband, Andy, of Baldwyn; grandchildren, Brandi Kennedy, Carl-Lee King and Nick Kennedy, all of Baldwyn, and Tony Kennedy of Belden; three sisters, Georgia Ray of Baldwyn, JoAnn Mullen and husband, Virgil, of Benton, Ill., and Deloris Boudreaux and husband, Edward, of Orange Park, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Arzella Barger Thornton, and a brother.

Pallbearers will be Larry Ray, Andy Kennedy, Dennis Sensing, Jerry Miller, Tim Bishop and Michael Wren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nick Kennedy, Jay King, Tony Kennedy and Carl King.

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

 

MYRTLE F. THORNTON

Myrtle F. Thornton, 97, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Thornton was a housewife and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church. She was the widow of Leafus E. Thornton. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Audrey Folk of Memphis.

She is survived by a daughter, Annas Crawford of Booneville; four sons, Ellis Thornton, J. W. Thornton and Charles Thornton, all of Booneville and Curtis Thornton of Ashland City. Tenn.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

N. A. THORNTON

BOONEVILLE - N. A. Thornton, 63, died Thursday, February 21, 1991, at the Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was a retired mailman and a member of the Liberty Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 I a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Horne Chapel with the Rev. Donnie Riley officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn George Thornton of Booneville one daughter, Rebecca Thornton Miller of South Bend, Ind.; four sisters, Alvia Hall of New Site, Etelle Pharr of Booneville, Mattie Franks of Corinth and Ruby Pound of Stantonville, Tenn., three brothers, Marlis Thornton and Lester Thornton, both of New Site, Prentiss Thornton of Booneville.

 

NELLIE THORNTON

BOONEVILLE - Nellie Ruth Murphy Thornton, 70, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church, where she served as church clerk for 15 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Baptist Church with Bro. Pete McCoy and Bro. Mark McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Ceme­tery.

Survivors include her husband, P.D. Thornton, whom she married May 2, 1980; a daughter, Shelia Diane Murphy Reeves and husband, Bobby Gene, of Booneville; a son, Richard Duane Mur­phy and wife, Teresa, of Booneville; a daughter-in-law, Diane Cutberth Murphy of Booneville; two stepdaughters, Vicki Cole and husband, Richard, and Marsha Grisham and husband, Jeff, all of Booneville; two sisters, Martha "Polly" Robinson, and Betty Sue Turvaville and husband, Trenton, all of Booneville; two brothers, Milton Bishop and wife, Car­olyn, and Gene Bishop and wife, Gene­va, all of Rienzi; eight grandsons, Chris, Rodney, Philip and Andrew Murphy, Dee Reeves, and Jered, Chris and Nicholas Grisham; five granddaughters, Alicia Cole, Emily Ball, Jessica Shook, Vanessa Murphy and Angela Coggins; seven great-grandchildren, Trevor and Kinsley Murphy, Sebastian, Chandler and Joce­lyn Ball, Eason Shook, Enjolique Gr­isham and Aubrey Coggins.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, A.V. Murphy Jr.; her par­ents, Jack and Rachel Bishop; a son, Nelson A.V. Murphy; two sisters, Inez Williams and Hazel Isbell; three broth­ers, Aaron, George and Vick Bishop; two sisters-in-law, Vera Bishop and Joyce Bishop; and three brothers-in-law, Clyde Isbell, Lewis Williams and L,W. Robinson.

Visitation will continue until 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to service time Saturday.

 

MRS. OFFIE CLARK THORNTON

MARIETTA - Mrs. Offie Clark Thornton, 78, of Route 1, Marietta, died Saturday, July 20, 1991, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.

Services were Monday, July 22. at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral t Home Chapel with Danny Short and B. P. Thornton officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Mrs. Thornton was a housewife and a Methodist.

She is survived by her husband. Lester Thornton: two daughters, Shirley Stephens of Tupelo and Dorothy Earley of New Site; a sister, Thelmer Clark of Hickory Flat; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Stephens, Stanley Stephens, Mike, Baker, Jerry Johnson, Larry Jones and Lloyd Williams.

 

 

OLLIE ROSE WRIGHT THORNTON

Ollie Rose Wright Thornton, 90, of the East Prentiss Community, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1992, after an extended illness.

Services were Friday, Sept. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at East Prentiss Baptist Church with Eugene Digby and Richard Denson officiating. Burial was in East Prentiss Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Thornton was the widow of the Rev. Lunsford Thornton. She was a housewife and a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Nellie Jones of Booneville and Carolyn Felts of Dixon, Tenn.: four sons. B. P. Thornton of Booneville, J. B. Thornton of Peoria, Ill., W. B. Thornton of Phoenix, Ariz., and Harold Thornton of Thrasher: 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

 

MATT THORNTON

BOONEVILLE - Robert Matthew “Matt” Thornton, 19, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, from injuries received in an automobile accident near, the Altitude community of Prentiss County. He was born, Oct. 21, 1983, in Tupelo to Robert and Kathy Thornton. He was a senior at Booneville High School. He was a member of the Blue Devil Marching Band, captain of the trumpet section and a member of the band loading crew. He was a member of the First Booneville Baptist Church, and a part-time employ" of Wal-Mart in Booneville, where he worked in the garden center for three years. He had been a band member since sixth grade. While he was a student at Booneville Junior High School. He phyla football, basketball and little league baseball at the city park He enjoyed fishing, riding four wheelers and working outdoors He touch the lives of many people.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at East Booneville Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Holcomb and Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Robert and Kathy, Thornton of Booneville; two sisters, Jennifer and Kayla Thornton of the home; his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ernest Thornton of Ripley, and Joe Alvie Jeanes and Mary Jeanes, both of Falkner a very special friend, Leah Brook Newcomb of Iuka:

Pallbearers will be Sammy Smith, Clint Rogers, Caser Cartwright, Michael Fugitt, Shawn Keaton, Jonathan Dodds, Seth Lewis, Seth Dodds, Patrick Murphy and Scott Prevost

Honorary pallbearers, kilt the members of the Booneville High School Blue Devil Marching Band.

 

WILLIAM BOYCE (JACK) THORNTON

William Boyce (Jack) Thornton, 67, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Monday, Oct. 26, 1992. after an extended illness.

Memorial services will be Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. at East Prentiss Baptist Church. Burial will be in Phoenix.

Mr. Thornton was a veteran of World War 11 and a Baptist. He was retired from military and civil service.

He is survived by his wife. Betty Thornton: a son David Thornton of Phoenix; two sisters. Nellie Jones of Booneville and Carolyn Felts of Dickson. Tenn.: three brothers, B. P. Thornton and Harold Thornton, both of Booneville and James (Brack) Thornton of Peoria. Ill.: and one grandchild.

In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the church of your choice.

 

YOUAL THORNTON

BOONEVILLE - Youal Leabron Thornton, 92, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 7, 1912, in Prentiss County, where he lived most of his life. He was the son of James Ira Thornton and Della Leaner Thornton. He was a farmer, school bus driver and timber cutter. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, where he was treasurer for 25 consecutive years and song leader since 1948. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the 78th Lightning Division of the 1st Army Infantry in Germany during World War II. He earned the European Medal, Combat Badge, Good Conduct Medal, three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was serving on the front lines in Germany on VJ Day. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and singing in church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ with Minister Ricky Green and Minister Steve Hodgin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Edna Shouse Thornton, whom he married March 7, 1936; two sons, Norris Thornton and wife, Joann, and James Thornton and wife, Patricia, all of New Site; five grandchildren, Michael Thornton, Marlan Thornton and wife, Kim, Rabin Thornton, Tammy Bullard and husband, Kevin, and Tina Hutchens and husband, Robbie; 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Thornton, Marlan Thornton, Rabin Thornton, Blake Thornton, Kyle Whisenant, Robbie Hutchens, Kevin Bullard, Justin Bullard and Johnathan Greene.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, 435 CR 4141, New Site, MS 38859.

 

DESTINY MICHELLE THRASHER

Destiny Michelle Thrasher, stillborn infant, of Rienzi, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Wheeler Grove Cemetery.

Local survivors include her parents, Johnny Dewayne and Katrina Michelle Shinar Thrasher of Rienzi; her grandparents, Tina and Marcus Thrasher of Rienzi; her great-grandparents, Tina and Jerry Burns of Rienzi: an aunt, Audrey Stockton of Pisgah; and four uncles, Mark Thrasher of Booneville, Nicholas Thrasher of Rienzi and, Jason Stockton and Caitlin Stockton, both of Pisgah.

 

ELICK THRASHER

CORINTH - Elick Thrasher, 97, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the Alcorn Health and Rehab. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Shiloh Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Virgie Thrasher of Corinth; one grandson of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Tave Thrasher; a son, Hershell Thrasher; three brothers, Tom Joe and Charlie Thrasher; and a sister, Arminia Thrasher.

Visitation will continue until service time.

 

JANE THRASHER

BOONEVILLE - Jane Holley Thrasher, 69, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a long illness. She was born June 12, 1933, in Booneville to Arthur Jackson and Dena Files Jackson. She was a machine operator in the shirt manufacturing industry. She was of the Church of Christ faith. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, music, growing flowers and, most of all her grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J.A. Thornton officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Steven J. and Teresa Holley of the Blackland community, and George Kevin and Tracy Holley of Rienzi; six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bill Holley', four brothers; and two sisters.

 

JAMES JASPER THRASHER

GOLDEN, Miss. - James Jasper "Jape" Thrasher, 83, died at the Booneville Hospital at 11:28 p.m. on Aug. 1, 1957.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 4:30 at Golden Methodist Church with Rev. Louis Parker officiating. Internment was in Salem cemetery with Highsmith Funeral Home of Russellville in charge.

He is survived by three sons, Toy Thrasher, Golden; Flaud Thrasher, Sheffield; and Nona Thrasher, Ashburn, Ga.; three brothers, Bill, Lemuel, and Henry Thrasher, all of Marietta. Five grandchildren also survive.

 

 

JEWEL MAE "SIBLE" THRASHER

Jewel Mae "Sible" Thrasher. 67. of Saltillo, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at her home as the result of a house fire. Funeral services were held Saturday. Dec. 22. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Local survivors include a sister, Jessie Rae Martin of Baldwyn.

 

JOE ED THRASHER JR.

RIENZI - Joe Ed Thrasher Jr., 68, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at his residence. He was a retired tool and die maker with General Dynamics Corp. of San Diego, California. He was of the Protestant faith.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Coltharp officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Thrasher Thornton and husband, Gary, of Denver, N.C.; two step-sons, Eric Shoemaker and wife, Ching, of Reno, Nev., and Steven Shoemaker and wife, Arie, of Santee, Calif.; four brothers, Jerry Thrasher and wife, Glenda, and Billy Thrasher and wife, Linda, all of Booneville, Ray Thrasher and wife, Alice, of Corinth, and Jimmy Thrasher and wife, Sarah, of Saltillo; two sisters, Martha Thornton and husband, Harold, of Booneville, and Sue Austin and husband, J.R., of Starkville; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Lawson and Jacqueline Lawson; three step-grandchildren, Jessica Shoemaker, David Shoemaker and Thomas Bradley Chalk and his wife, Amber; one step-great-grandson, Bradley Chalk; the mother of his children, Mary Harper of Parsons, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Shoemaker Thrasher; one son, Joe Ed "Joey" Thrasher Jr.; and his parents, Joseph Oliver Thrasher and Edna Burns Thrasher.

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

 

JOSEPHINE STEPHENS THRASHER

Mrs. J. J. Thrasher (Josie), 79, died at the Booneville hospital Friday afternoon, about 3 o'clock, November 12, 1954.

She died of heart trouble shortly after entering the hospital.

She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Golden Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. E. S. Furr, and her nephew, Rev. Ray Rogers, of Pontotoc conducting the service.

Surviving are her husband, Jape Thrasher; 3 sons, Flaud "Dock" Thrasher, Sheffield, Ala., Nona Thrasher, Ft. Payne, Ala., and Toy Thrasher, Golden; one sister, Mrs. J. S. South, (Sally) Golden; one brother, Earnest Stephens, Ozark; and six grandchildren.

Burial was in Salem cemetery with her nephews as pallbearers.

McMillan and son of Booneville were in charge.

 

 

WILLIAM JOE "BILL" THRASHER

W. J. Thrasher Dies at Home"

Services Friday in Kirkville

William Joe "Bill" Thrasher of the Ozark community in Itawamba County died at about 8 a.m., Wednesday, at his home after suffering a sudden heart attack. He was 91.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday form the Kirkville Church with the Rev. Mr. Gates in charge, assisted by the Revs. G. S. Rayburn and Eugene Digby. McNeese-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thrasher, a retired farmer, was a member of Ozark Methodist Church for more than 56 years.

He leaves his wife, Ollie Senter George Thrasher, three sons, Marvin & Jewell Thrasher, both of Marietta; and Ronny Thrasher of TX; two daughters, Mrs. Elise Spigner of Fairlee, TX, and Mrs. Annie Lou Dickerson of Commerce, TX; one brother, Henry Thrasher of Guntown; two step-daughters, Mrs. Buster Smith (Ozelle) of Marietta and Mrs. Estell Russell of Kenosha, Wisc.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Stephens Thrasher.

 

CLEATUS THREADGILL

BOONEVILLE - Cleatus Sol Threadgill, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at his home near Booneville after a long illness. He was a member of the Baptist church. He was disabled. He formerly racked pool balls at the Dixie Pool Hall in Booneville. He enjoyed playing dominoes, shooting pool, drinking coffee with his friends, and spending time with his family.

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

Survivors include his caregiver, Ruby Pete Jones of Booneville; a brother, Frank Threadgill of Oxford; two sisters, Linda Pearl Bannon and Phyllis Bells of Sardis.

 

CARL G. TICE

Carl G. Tice, 90, of the Pisgah community, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness.

Services will be Thursday, March 14, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Minnix officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Tice was a retired farmer and a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Emma Loveless Tice.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Viola Storey Tice; two daughters, Jane Holley and her husband, Joe, of the Pisgah community and Marjorie Huddleston and her husband, Horace, of Booneville; two sons, Oneil Tice of Chicago and Bob Tice and his wife, Barbara, of Portland, Ore.; four sisters, Genell Dilworth and Wayne Brawner, both of Biggersville, Para Lee Stewart of Corinth and Erma Jean Byrd of West Point; one brother, Van Tice of Corinth; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

CORTEZ STOREY TICE

Cortez Storey Tice, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at her residence in the Wheeler Grove community.

Services were Monday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Rusty Hills officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Tice was born May 31, 1921, in Clay County, Ala., to James and Clauda Hannah Storey. She was retired from ITT in Corinth where she worked in the packing department. She was a Methodist.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Van Tice of Corinth; one son, Larry Tice and his wife, Ginger, of Corinth; three daughters, Juanita Barnett and her husband, Leland, Bobbie Nell Sanders, Sally McLemore and her husband, Dan, all of Corinth; one sister, Velma Prather of Baldwyn; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert A. Tice; one grandson, Brett Tice and one granddaughter, Debbie Barnett Pippin.

Pallbearers were Teddy Tice, Johnny Tice, Frankie Barnett, Ronnie Sanders, Randy Sanders and Jay Baker. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Tice and David Baker.

 

MABLE (ROBINSON) TICE

Mrs. Mable Bernice Tice, 63, of Trumann, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

A retired employee of Delta Toolbox, she was born in Alcorn County and had lived in Trumann for the past two months. She was formerly of Jonesboro and Lake City. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar Tice of the home; two daughters, Alma Martinez of Jonesboro and Molly Paulette Herren of Caruthersville, Mo.; two sons, Kenner Church of Booneville and James Church of Jonesboro; four sisters, Maxine Staggs and Margie Bridges, both of Rienzi, Ernie Yarrington of Lake Station, Ind., and Oma Reavis of Cicero, Ill.; three brothers, K.B. Robinson and Buddy Robinson, both of Rienzi and Jodie Robinson of Clinton; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The body will be cremated. Burial will be in Rienzi Cemetery. Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann was in charge of arrangements.

 

MAE TICE

Mae Henry Mitchell Tice, 71, of Corinth, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Dr. Kara Blackard and the Rev. Mike Browns officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Tice was a seamstress at Garan. She was a member of First Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. She enjoyed keeping her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cooking, sewing and working in her yard.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Hussey and her husband, Carl, of Corinth, and Carolyn Leonard and her husband, Harold, of Selmer, Tenn.; two brothers, Willie B. Mitchell and his wife, Virble, and Bobby Mitchell and his wife, Mary Alice, all of Corinth; four grandchildren, Rhonda and Phil Rinehart, Bobbie Carol and Paul Martin, Cliff and Tammie Lloyd and Jenny Lloyd, all of Corinth; four great-grandchildren, Ronna Martin, Hannah Rinehart, Maecy Rinehart and Kaitlan Rinehart, all of Corinth; sisters-in-law, Margaret Mitchell and Rachel Sloan, both of Corinth, and Maxine Talley of Portland, Ore.; a brother-in-law, Charles Lee of Corinth; and 22 nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Danny Lee, Stanley Lee, Ross Genovese, Cassie Castile, Jody Mitchell and Johnny Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Pete" Tice; parents, Charlie and Mazie Mitchell; granddaughter, Amy Lloyd; two brothers, Radie C. Mitchell and the Rev. Deb Mitchell; a sister, Daisy Lee; a nephew, Keith Mitchell; her father-in-law, Jim Tice; and her mother-in-law, Liza Tice.

 

 

VIOLA TICE

PISGAH - Viola Storey Tice, 85, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Danny Minnix offciating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Holley and her husband, Joe, of Pisgah and Marjorie Huddleston and her husband, Horace, of Booneville; two sons, Oneil Tice of Chicago, and Bob Tice and his wife, Barbara, of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Eunice Stott of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Betty McCord of Jackson, Tenn.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cad G. Tice, and her parents, Will and Nellie Suitor Storey.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pisgah United Methodist Church Building Fund or Cemetery Fund, 2001 Ninth St., Booneville MS 38829 or to the charity of one's choice.

 

BILLY TIDWELL

DENNIS - Billy Howell Tidwell, 67, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born May 20, 1937, in Dennis. He was a school administrator and coach for 20 years. He was a member of Dennis United Methodist Church and active in church and community activities. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchilden. He was the son of the late Homer and Opal Tidwell.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Dennis United Methodist Church with Bro. Ed Saunders officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Hildred Tidwell of Dennis; a daughter, Tracy Tidwell of Memphis; a son, Bill Tidwell and wife, Cammy, of Clinton; two grandchildren, William Tidwell and Emily Grace Tidwell of Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dennis United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

DAVID R. TIDWELL

Rites For David R. Tidwell Held Monday

Funeral services for David R, Tidwell of Dennis were conducted Monday afternoon at Liberty Church of Christ with Bro. Paul Clayton officiating. Burial was in the Lindsey Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mr. Tidwell died Sunday at 5:45 a.m. in the Tishomingo County Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Tidwell, who was retired I from public work, was a member of the Church of Christ. He was 81.

He leaves a brother, Houston Tidwell of California.

Source: Booneville Banner Independent, Thursday, October 15, 1964

 

G. T. TIDWELL

Services Today For G. T. Tidwell

Funeral services for G. T. Tidwell, who passed away Tuesday it the Community Hospital in Lexington, Miss., will be held Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. in the Harland Creek Baptist Church.

Mr. Tidwell, who was 85 years of age, is the father of Mr. A. L. Tidwell of Booneville.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper - 1964

 

LEON TIDWELL

BOONEVILLE - Joseph Leon Tidwell, 78, died Thursday. Aug. 27, 1998, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a retired employee of Walden's Super Star. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of New Lebanon Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Corbett officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years. Annie Mae Mass Tidwell, his mother in law. Luna Moss of Booneville; several nieces and nephews

Pallbearers will be J. W. Jacobs, Floyd Roy, Dayton Taylor, Gay Tidwell, Robert Phillips and Dave Davis.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

RUTH TIDWELL

BOONEVILLE - Ruth Scruggs Tidwell, 83, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Baptist Hospital East after a long illness. She was a former nurse's aide at St. Francis Nursing Home in Memphis. She later became a private duty nurse, retiring at the age of 78. After retiring, she moved to Booneville to live with her daughter.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen. Burial will be in Bishop Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Jack Tidwell of Millington, Tenn.; two daughters, Linda Horton of Booneville, and Brenda Johnson and husband, Jay, of Memphis; a sister, Rachel Trimble of Rienzi; eight grandchildren, Melanie Smally and husband, Michael, of Hickory Valley, Tenn., Tim Horton and wife, Kim, of Florence, S. C., Terry Horton and wife, Martha, of Booneville, Robert Horton and wife, Tracy, of Booneville, Jeff Horton of Oxford, Shawn Horton of Booneville, Michael Johnson of Arizona and Joey Johnson of Memphis; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Mary Scruggs; three brothers, Bill, Bynum and Paul Scruggs; and a sister, Justine Coker.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Red Cross.

 

TERI ANN TIDWELL

Teri Ann Tidwell, 33, of Nettleton, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at her home. Services were Friday, Oct. 18. Burial was in the Nettleton Cemetery.

Local survivors include her father, Larry "Buddy" Tidwell and his wife, Peggy, of Jumpertown; a daughter Malaya Eaton, of Booneville; a son, Derrick Tidwell of the home; one stepbrother, Shane Sanderson of Booneville.

 

MEL TIDWELL

BOONEVILLE - William Mel Tidwell, 69, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident near Meridian. He was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Tippah County to Tully and Mavis Tidwell. A professional engineer, he was a 1955 graduate of the Mississippi State University School of Engineering. He served as an officer in the U. S. Navy from 1955 until 1959. For the past 23 years he had been the owner and president of Tidwell and Associates, a general contracting firm in Booneville. He was an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity. He was an active member of the Republican Party and past president of the Prentiss County chapter. He was appointed by former Gov. Kirk Fordice to serve on the Mississippi Home Corporation, where he was a past chairman. He was a strong financial supporter of education and his community. He was a Christian who respected the dignity of life.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan and Father Henry Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Cheryl Morin Tidwell; two sons, Jonathan Tidwell and Benjamin Tidwell, both of Booneville; three daughters, Cindy Lynn Cook and husband, Jack, of Homestead, Fla., and Carol Simpson and husband, Tom, and Christy Cornell, all of Memphis; two brothers, Shannon D. Tidwell and wife, Jan, of Ripley and Phillip W. Tidwell and wife, Betty, of Falkner; a sister, Dianne Brooks of Olive Branch; two grandchildren, Paige Simpson and Ellen Simpson; several nieces and nephews; his former wife, Jean Jackson Tidwell of Memphis; a close family friend, Justin Taylor.

Pallbearers will be John Tidwell, Clint Tidwell, Stephen Tidwell, Wes Brooks, Houston Perry and Mitch Barrett.

Honorary pallbearers are Doug Jumper, Thomas Keenum, Junior Roper, Earl Stone, John Reeves and David Moore.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the William Mel Tidwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the benefit of the Mississippi State University School of Engineering. Contributions may be made at any branch of Farmers and Merchants Bank or mailed to the bank at P. O. Box 275, Booneville MS 38829.

 

MEL TIDWELL

BOONEVILLE - William Mel Tidwell, 69, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident near Meridian. He was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Tippah County to Tully and Mavis Tidwell. A., professional engineer, he was a 1955 graduate of the Mississippi State University School of Engineering. He served as an officer in the U. S. Navy from 1955 until 1959. For the past 23 years lie had been the owner and president of Tidwell and Associates, a general contracting firm in Booneville. He was an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity. He was an active member of the Republican Party and past president of the Prentiss County chapter. He was appointed by former Gov. Kirk Fordice to serve on the Mississippi Home Corporation, where he was a past chairman. lie was a strong financial supporter of education and his community. lie was a Christian who respected the dignity of life.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan and Father Henry Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Cheryl Morin Tidwell; two sons, Jonathan Tidwell and Benjamin Tidwell, both of Booneville; three daughters, Cindy Lynn Cook and husband, Jack, of Homestead, Fla., and Carol Simpson and husband, Tom, and Christy Cornell, all of Memphis; two brothers, Shannon D. Tidwell and wife, Jan, of Ripley and Phillip W. Tidwell and wife, Betty, of Falkner; a sister, Dianne Brooks of Olive Branch; two grandchildren, Paige Simpson and Ellen Simpson; several nieces and nephews; his former wife, Jean Jackson Tidwell of Memphis; a close family friend, Justin Taylor.

Pallbearers will be John Tidwell, Clint Tidwell, Stephen Tidwell, Wes Brooks, Houston Perry and Mitch Barrett.

Honorary pallbearers are Doug Jumper, Thomas Keenum, Junior Roper, Earl Stone, John Reeves and David Moore.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the William Mel Tidwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the benefit of the Mississippi State University School of Engineering.

Contributions may be made at any branch of Farmers and Merchants Bank or mailed to the bank at P. O. Box 275, Booneville, Ms.

 

ANDY TIGNER

IUKA - Andy Tigner, 33, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital as the result of an automobile accident. He was a former employee of Eastport Marina, where he worked for many years. He enjoyed boating on the Tennessee River. His pride and joy was his 3-year-old daughter, Savannah.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka with Bro. Junior Jones and Bro. G. D. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Eastport Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Savannah Tigner of Iuka; his mother, Mary Ann Tigner of Iuka; two brothers, Ben Tigner, and Marvin Horne and wife, Lori, all of Iuka; a nephew, John Horne of Iuka.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Tigner.

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

 

LAURA TIGNER

IUKA - Laura Tigner, 96, died Friday, April 21, 1989 at the Pickwick Manor Nursing Home. She was a Methodist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Paul Feltman officiating. Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Whitaker of Iuka, Flaudie Alexander of Memphis; three sons, Herman Tigner and J. M. Tigner, both of Iuka, Bernon Tigner of Fayetteville, N. C.; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

MARY ANN TIGNER

IUKA - Mary Ann Tigner, 63, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Eastport Baptist Church. She was employed for 20 years at the Iuka Shoe Factory and was later employed for 15 years at the Iuka Hospital, where she worked in housekeeping. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and also enjoyed making flower arrangements and gardening.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Eastport Baptist Church with Bro. Junior Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Eastport Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Marvin Horne and wife, Lori, and Ben Tigner, all of Iuka; two grandchildren, John Horne and Savannah Tigner, both of Iuka.

She was preceded in death by her son, Andy Tigner; her husband, Gary Tigner; her sisters, Bernice Sanders and Billie Walker; and her parents, Ben and Hessie Lambert.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services time.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231.

 

PEARL TIGNER

IUKA - Pearl McMeans Tigner, 95, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She attended the Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading.

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

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Tigner of Memhis; a daughter, Virginia Ann Neal of Allen, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Tigner; her parents, Charles and Fannie McMeans; two sons, Tommy and Gary Tigner; three brothers, Arthur, Decker and Merle McMeans; and five sisters, Minnie Curtis, Mattie Curtis, Esther Massey, Eunice Smith and Zula McMeans.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

RANDALL E. TIGNER

IUKA - Randall E. Tigner, 40, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. G.D. Jones and Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in North Crossroads Community Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Tigner of Iuka; two sons, Casey Tigner and Cody Tigner, both of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a daughter, Courtney Tigner of Iuka; three brothers, Ronald Tigner of Iuka, Thomas Tigner of Memphis and Roger Tigner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Glenda Tigner of Shelbyville, Tenn., and Angie Tigner of Tishomingo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie Tigner; his father, Thomas M. Tigner; a son, Little Randy Tigner; and a sister, Rebecca Tigner.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Richardson, Roger Tigner, Thomas Tigner, Jody Reno, Jimmy Atkins, David Lambert and Ben Tigner.

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

 

BETTY TIGRETT

Betty Sue Michael Tigrett, 62, of the Pisgah community, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness.

Services were Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Burrows officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Tigrett was employed by Pisgah Headstart and was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Michael; and one brother, Gerald Michael.

She is survived by her husband, Irving M. Tigrett; one daughter, Susan Bradley and her husband, Timothy, of Booneville; one son, Shane Tigrett of the Pisgah community; two grandchildren, Holley and Hunter; three sisters, Donna McKinley and Joeline McCoy, both of Booneville and Martha Inman of Rienzi; two brothers, Ronald Michael of Baldwyn and Alfred Michael of Booneville.

 

ELIZABETH TIGRETT

BOONEVILLE - Elizabeth Tigrett, 83, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was an employee of the V.F. Botto Co. in Memphis. She was a member of Dumas United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. W.C. Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Doris Tigrett of Brandon, Melvia Tigrett of Booneville and Betty Stanley Tigrett of Lakeland, Fla.; two nieces, Martha Jean Tigrett Alford of Daphney, Ala., and Phyllis Colson of Booneville; four nephews, Waymon Tigrett, Travis Tigrett, Terry Tigrett Jr. and David Tigrett, all of Brandon; a brother, T.A. Tigrett Sr. of Brandon.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Allen L., W.D., Billy and James M. "Jim" Tigrett.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

BILLY TIGRETT

PISGAH - Lee Allen "Billy" Tigrett, 95, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at his home in the Pisgah community. He was a farmer and a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening and talking to his friends, and was especially devoted to his family. He believed in honesty and hard work, and was active, as his health permitted, until his death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Pisgah United Methodist Church with Bro. Billy Owens officiating. Burial will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Louise Holley and husband, Gerald, of Houston, Texas; two sons, Irvin Tigrett and wife, Frances, and Billy W. Tigrett and wife, Barbara, all of Pisgah; a sister-in-law, Willard Tigrett of Booneville; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Ruby Prince Tigrett; a daughter-in-law, Betty Tigrett; and four sisters and three brothers.

Visitation will continue until 11:30 a.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services today.

 

MARY FLORENCE TIGRETT

Mary Florence Tigrett, 87, of Booneville, died Monday, April 14, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness.

Services were Wednesday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jessie Phillips officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Mrs. Tigrett was a housewife and a member of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church. She was the widow of Jesse Clovis Tigrett.

She is survived by three sons, Marvin Tigrett and his wife, Patricia, of Memphis, Milton Tigrett and his wife, Bobbie, of Booneville, and Billy Tigrett and his wife, Linda, of Booneville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

RUBY TIGRETT

PISGAH - Ruby Lee Prince Tigrett, 92, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a short illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Pisgah Methodist Church; she enjoyed working in her flowers and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p. m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. C. D. Edge officiating and Jack Blassingame assisting, Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery. Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Lee Allen Tigrett of Pisgah; one daughter, Louise

Holley and her Texas; two husbands, of Houston,

Irving Tigrett and his wife, Betty, and Billy W. Tigrett and his wife, Barbara, all of Pisgah; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Prince, Ila "Bill" Davis and Irene Parker.

Pallbearers will be Brian Donahue, Greg Holley, Gary Holley, Shane Tigrett Holley, Gary and Brad Devaughn.

Visitation will continue until service time today

 

HERBERT L. TILL

Herbert L. Till, 72, of Guys, Tn. died Monday, April 17, 2000 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  He was an Army Veteran of World War II, retired from Wurlitzer in Corinth.  Mr. Till was a former resident of Iuka, where he worked as a TV repairman.  He was an avid beagler.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Ann Till, and two sisters, Adlean George and Janice South.

Mr. Till is survived by his wife, Norma Till of Guys. Tn.; a daughter, Joette Rhodes and husband Johnny of Iuka, Ms; 2 sons, Richard Till and Robert Till and his wife Sharee all of Iuka, Ms;3 sisters, Lucille Seago of Guys, Tn., Maeona Whitfield of Tampa FL, June Brewer of Tuscumbia, AL; and 4 grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 - 9 Wednesday April 19, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Manley and Bro. Billy Paul Feltman officiating.  Burial will be in the New Prospect Cemetery.

Pallbearers:  R. W. Johnson, D. A. Childs, Bobby Richardson, John Robinson, Buddy Glover, and Larry Adams.

Honorary Pallbearers: Arvil Bullard, Doug Lomenick, Troy Harrison, Roy Harrison, and members of various Beagle Clubs in the South.

 

MARJORIE E. TILLEY

Marjorie E. Tilley, 80, left her earthly tent and entered the presence of the

Lord on December 2, 2001, at the home of her daughter. Marge was born in Guntown, Mississippi on September 4, 1921, the daughter of Clyde and W. E. Outlaw She contributed to the war effort in World War II by working in the shipyards at Pascagoula, Mississippi. When the war ended she entered the Shreveport Charity Hospital School of Nursing in Shreveport, Louisiana, graduating in June. 1947. During her 40 year career as an R. N. Marge worked in hospitals and clinics and acquired a reputation as a giver of nearly painless shots. When asked how she did it, she would say, "It's all in the wrist!" Marge and her husband Elmo met while she was in nursing school and married on December 31, 1947. His career in Civil Service took them to Victoria, Texas and Boulder City, Nevada and retirement led them to Wickenburg in 1976. Elmo preceded her in death on April 29, 1981.

She is survived by a daughter, Margie Kellim (Charles) and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jeremy, of Scottsdale, AZ, sisters Janie Franklin of Baldwyn, and Lucille (Pug) Heitenrader of Bakersfield, California, numerous nieces and nephews, and many kind and loving friends.

Marge was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Wickenburg and greatly enjoyed the opportunities for service and friendship that she found there.

Her family and friends will remember her as a kind generous encouraging person, and she will be greatly missed.

A memorial services was held at the church on Monday, December 17, 2001. Marge received Christ as her personal savior in 1955 through the influence of a dear friend and it was always her heart's desire that others would also come to know him as their personal savior. Because of this, the family ask that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in her name to "Special Mission Projects", Calvary Baptist Church, 930 E. Tegner, Wickenburg, AZ 85390.

 

ARTIE E. TIMBES

PADEN - Artie E. Timbes, 96, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at the Magnolia Hospital. She taught school in Tishomingo County for 46 years. She was a member of Paden Baptist Church, where she was the adult women's Sunday School class teacher and a supporter of the mission program. She married Odell Timbes in 1923; he preceded her in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Paden Baptist Church with Bro. Marc Howard, Bro. James Thorne and Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one grandson, John T. McGill of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Hattie Mae Crawford and Mary Byram, both of Corinth; one brother, Vernon Grimes of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Mamie Grimes of Tishomingo and Martha Grimes of Corinth; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Grace Elizabeth and Willis McGill; a granddaughter, Barbara McGill; her parents, George and Lou Grimes; one sister, Attie Lou Frederick; and five brothers, Dewell, Lester, Elmer, Vard and Lloyd Grimes.

 

J.C. TIMBES

James Cecil "J.C." Timbes, 75, of Memphis, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after an extended illness.

Services will be Thursday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister John Grant officiating. Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery.

Mr. Timbes was retired from Taylor Truck Lines in Memphis and a, member of Quince Road Church of Christ in Memphis. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Iva Timbes; his mother, Onnie May Timbes, of Memphis; three daughters, Martha J. Wilson and Sandra J. Graham, both of Memphis and Susan Collins of Booneville; three stepdaughters, Ann Chappo of Knoxville, Tenn., Sandra Paine of Memphis and Pam Downing of Byhalia; one son, Donald J. Timbes of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Charles Timbes of Southaven; 11 grandchildren; three step grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis.

 

ONNIE TIMBES

BOONEVILLE  - Onnie Timbes, 94, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis following an extended illness. She was married to Gallon Timbes who preceded her in death. A housewife, she was a member of Clausal Hill Independent Methodist church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Lebanon Cemetery. The Rev. Benny McKinney will officiate.

Survivors include one son, Charles Timbes and wife, Sue, of Southaven; two daughters in law, Iva Timbes of Memphis and Louise Timbes of Booneville: one sister, Ere Tennison of Continental, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will the grandsons and great grandsons.

Visitation will be until service lime today.

 

VERA TIMBES

IUKA - Vera Mae Timbes, 87, died Tuesday, June 14, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burnsville. She was a soft-spoken homemaker who enjoyed walking and spending time with her family.

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

Survivors include a sister, Zelma Ramsey of Iuka; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy L. Timbes; her parents, Richard and Clara Robinson; five sisters, Irene Anderson, Eartha Haines, Leo Timbes, Velma Martin and Lorene Dexter; and three brothers, Lester Robinson, Hoyt Robinson and Herbert Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Haynes, John Rorie, Dickie Robinson, Jim Haynes, Richard Till, Frank Brinkley, John Robinson and Richard Dexter.

 

JOHNNY W. TIMLAKE

ROCKPORT, Texas - Johnny W. Timlake, 66, formerly of Corinth, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, in Rockport, Texas, as the result of an automobile accident. A native of Corinth, he was born March 16, 1938, to the late John W. and Eugenia McGhee Timlake. He was a retired master sergeant with the U. S. Air Force, retiring Sept. 1, 1984, with 30 years of service. He was a B-52 gunner in the Strategic Air Command and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Air Force Gunner Association. After retiring he worked with the U. S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for 14 years, retiring in June 2000. He moved to a retirement community, Copano Bay, in Rockport, Texas, where he enjoyed fishing with his many friends.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors. Charlie Marshall Funeral Home of Rockport, Texas, is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, John Patrick Timlake of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Marilyn Timlake of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Johanna Timlake Smith and husband, W. D., of Corinth; four grandchildren, James Morrow, Michael Christian, Joseph Morales and Julian Delgado; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Kim Christian, and his parents.

 

MARJORIE TIMLAKE

CORINTH - Marjorie Davis Timlake, 89, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Florence, Ala., to James A. and Jimmie W. Davis. She lived in Corinth most of her adult life except for living in Las Vegas from 1955 to 1977. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tracy Timlake, in 1996.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, CSM Paul Timlake and wife, Lynn, of Gravatte, Ark.; two daughters, Barbara Wallace and husband, Dr. Mannon Wallace, of Visalia, Calif., and Greta Timlake Medberry and husband, Douglas, of Las Vegas; a brother, Frank Davis of Delta, La.; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

 

MARJORIE TIMLAKE

CORINTH - Marjorie Davis Timlake, 89, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Florence, Ala., to James A. and Jimmie W. Davis. She lived in Corinth most of her adult life except for living in Las Vegas from 1955 to 1977. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tracy Timlake, in 1996.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, CSM Paul Timlake and wife, Lynn, of Gravatte, Ark.; two daughters, Barbara Wallace and husband, Dr. Mannon Wallace, of Visalia, Calif., and Greta Timlake Medberry and husband, Douglas, of Las Vegas; a brother, Frank Davis of Delta, La.; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

 

FRANCIS TIMMONS

SALTILLO - Francis Miller Timmons, 81, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Graceland Nursing Home in New Albany. She was a retired factory employee and a lifetime member of Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church. She was a caring person who loved flowers and gardening.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in the McNeil Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six daughters, Doris Wilber and Don, Shirley Burgeson and David, and Mary Evans and Robert, all of Saltillo, Pauline Smith and Gerald, and Ruby Hall and Carlton, all of Blue Springs, and Patsy Wilkerson of Ripley; two sons, Gerald Timmons and Nancy of Blue Springs, and Donnie Timmons and Diane of Tupelo; a sister, Emma Lee Campbell of Tupelo; 27 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, nine great-grat-grandchildr3en.

She was preceded in death by her parents, F. C. and Mary Miller; her husband, Sam Timmons; two sisters, Molly Roebuck and Louise Scott; two brothers, Homer Miller and T. J. Miller; a grandson, Richard Reves; and a great-grandchild, Wayne Smith.

Pallbearers will be Mike McCraw, Sammy McCraw, Tracey Burgeson, Eddie Timmons, Danny Evans, Derick Timmons, Darren Timmons, David Reeves, Bradley Smith, Kenneth Hall, Steve Hall and Scottie Hall.

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

 

IDA MAE TIMMONS

GOLDEN - Ida Mae Timmons, 78, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at her home. She was born July 16, 1925, to Henry Spurgeon and Cleo Waddle Holcomb in Itawamba County. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Marion Waddle officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Timmons and Tammy of Tishomingo, Henry Steven Timmons of Fairview, and Danny Timmons and wife, Meg, of Frederick, Md.; several nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Timmons; her parents; a son, Willy Robert Chilcoat; two sisters; and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be Wilburn Timmons, Grady Timmons, J.C. Timmons and Billy Timmons.

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

 

JOHNNY D. TIMMONS

RIPLEY - Johnny D. Timmons, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a member of Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. He was the body shop manager for Farrow-Ward for 45 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Camp Ground Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Junie Cartwright Timmons of Ripley; a daughter, Jeanette Plaxico and husband, Charles, of Ripley; two sons, Billy Joe Rainey and wife, Jovonna, of New Albany, and Roger Cartwright and wife, Sherry, of Ripley; a sister, Josephine Bridges of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren, Chuck Plaxico of Columbus, Ohio, Charlene Herring of New Albany, Lindsey Defir of Memphis, Samuel Edge of Booneville, Delton Cartwright of Ripley and Lucas Cartwright of Ripley; seven great-grandchildren.

He was receded in death by his parents, John P. and Mary Timmons; two sisters and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Lewis, Dennis Lewis, Bobby Gates, Jimmy Windham, Bud Huddleston and James Thomas.

His brothers-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

JOHNNY P. TIMMONS

RIPLEY - Johnny P. Timmons, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a member of Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. He was the body shop manager for Farrow-Ward for 45 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Camp Ground Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Junie Cartwright Timmons of Ripley; a daughter, Jeanette Plaxico and husband, Charles, of Ripley; two sons, Billy Joe Rainey and wife, Jovonna, of New Albany, and Roger Cartwright and wife, Sherry, of Ripley; a sister, Josephine Bridges of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren, Chuck Plaxico of Columbus, Ohio, Charlene Herring of New Albany, Lindsey Defir of Memphis, Samuel Edge of Booneville, Dalton Cartwright of Ripley and Lucas Cartwright of Ripley; seven great-grandchildren.

He was receded in death by his parents, John P. and Mary Timmons; two sisters and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Lewis, Dennis Lewis, Bobby Gates, Jimmy Windham, Bud Huddleston and James Thomas.

His brothers-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

 

GRACIE LOU TITTLE

Gracie Lou Tittle, 81, of Irving, Texas, died Friday. July 26, 2002.

Services were Tuesday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Wing, Texas, with burial in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

She was born July 18, 1921, in Rienzi; Mrs. Tittle was a member of Crestview Baptist Church in Irving, Texas. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Tittle.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John T. Tittle; a daughter, Joanna Alexander; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Annie Tittle of Irving-, a sister, Esta Bethay of Booneville; a brother, Hollis Duncan of Rienzi: grandchildren, Jason and Christy Alexander, Steven Tittle, Jeremy and Brenda Johnson; great-grandchildren, Michael Leon Alexander and Matthew Johnson.

 

 

JIMMY KEITH TITTLE

Jimmy Keith Tittle, 52, of Simpsonville, SC, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 16. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park,

Local survivors include his mother, Virginia Tittle Stevens of Booneville; and a brother, Don Tittle of Booneville.

 

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