ADELLE T. WADDLE

FULTON - Adelle T. Waddle, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at her home. She was born Jan. 26, 1910, in Alabama to the late James Henry and Addie King Tesseneer. She was a retired homemaker and a member of Gilmore Chapel Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Adams and Bro. Dempsey Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Bettye Jo Johnson of Fulton, Janie Trigg of Holloway, Utah, Reba Flurry of Mantachie and Frankie Crabb of Baldwyn; three sons, Charles Waddle of Belmont, Freddy Waddle of Golden and Danny Waddle of Marietta; a sister, Austelle Luttrell of Reidsville, N. C.; a brother, O'Neal Tesseneer of Rock City, Ala.; her grandchildren, Steven Waddle, Regina Waddle, Lynn Hardin, Nancy Waddle, Charlotte Webb, Shelia Pettigo, Jason Johnson, Chris Ramey, Jeff Ramey, Paula McDaniel, Phillip Trigg, Rhonda Fullmer, Susan Bryan, Vickie Richardson, Allyson Eddy, Cindy McCormick, Robin Flurry, Jennifer Deaton, Wayne Waddle, Sharon Wigginton, Karen Burns, Becky Cleveland, James Waddle and Jackie Waddle; several great-grandchildren; special caregiver, Hoyte Reeves.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Waddle; two sons, Bobby and Ricky Waddle; a daughter, Jimmy Sue Ramey; and three brothers and four sisters.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

 

A. J. WADDLE

BELMONT - A. J. Waddle, 90, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was bom Sept. 14, 1910, in Prentiss County to Oscar L. and Maxie Lou Griffin Waddle. He was a merchant foi many years, owning and operating a grocery store at Moore's Mill. He drove a school bus, farmed, sawmilled and operated Waddle Grocery in Belmont until his retirement. After retiring, he raised cattle. He served on the Belmont Board of Alderman for three terms. He was a member of the Belmont First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Jack Maroon officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Vivian, Delena Harris Waddle of Belmont; two daughters, Patricia Sue "Patsy" Williams and her husband, Spencer, of Grenada, and Lucretia Ann Alexander and her husband, Jack, of Belmont; four grandchildren, Cynthia Carol Ponder and her husband, Rusty, of Brandon, Constance Delena French and her husband, Rodney, of Brandon, Karla Karesa Clement and her husband, Clay, of Florence, Ala., and Van Alexander of Horn Lake; four great-grandchildren, Katie Spencer Williams, Karfee Patrice Ponder, Sarah Alan French and Caitlin Elizabeth Clement; one sister, Eupel Lois Mize of Tupelo; one brother, Lyonal Lee Waddle of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Opal Waddle Stephens and Joyce Avenell Cunningham; five brothers, Prentiss Ray Waddle, Boyd Casie Waddle, Hollis Roden Waddell and infant twins; and an infant daughter.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Mize, Jim Cunningham, Lee Waddle, Jimmy Searcy, Larry Harris and Gary Cayson.

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

 

ADELLE T. WADDLE

FULTON - Adelle T. Waddle, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at her home. She was born Jan. 26, 1910, in Alabama to the late James Henry and Addie King Tesseneer. She was a retired homemaker and a member of Gilmore Chapel Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Adams and Bro. Dempsey Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Bettye Jo Johnson of Fulton, Janie Trigg of Holloway, Utah, Reba Flurry of Mantachie and Frankie Crabb of Baldwyn; three sons, Charles Waddle of Belmont, Freddy Waddle of Golden and Danny Waddle of Marietta; a sister, Austelle Luttrell of Reidsville, N. C.; a brother, O'Neal Tesseneer of Rock City, Ala.; her grandchildren, Steven Waddle, Regina Waddle, Lynn Hardin, Nancy Waddle, Charlotte Webb, Shelia Pettigo, Jason Johnson, Chris Ramey, Jeff Ramey, Paula McDaniel, Phillip Trigg, Rhonda Fullmer, Susan Bryan, Vickie Richardson, Allyson Eddy, Cindy McCormick, Robin Flurry, Jennifer Deaton, Wayne Waddle, Sharon Wigginton, Karen Burns, Becky Cleveland, James Waddle and Jackie Waddle; several great-grandchildren; special caregiver, Hoyte Reeves.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Waddle; two sons, Bobby and Ricky Waddle; a daughter, Jimmy Sue Ramey; and three brothers and four sisters.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

 

BENNIE EARL WADDLE

TISHOMINGO - Bennie Earl Waddle, 67, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Maud Church of Christ with Mark West officiating. Burial will be in Maud Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Selena Locke of Gainesville, Texas; a stepdaughter, Becky Logan of Cherokee, Ala.; a stepson, Robbie Robinson of Cordova, Tenn.; two brothers, Frank Waddle and wife, Paula, of Jacksonville, Ala., and Jimmie Waddle and wife, Cookie, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; a sister, Judy DeVaney and husband, Hoyt, of Cherokee, Ala.; five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Sarah Waddle, and a brother, Jack Waddle.

Pallbearers will be Louis Ray Burns, Carl DeVaney, Hoyt DeVaney, Chad Durham, Daniel Franks and Robbie Robinson.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maud Cemetery Fund.

 

LARUE WADDELL

DENNIS - LaRue Ivy Waddell, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at her residence. A native of Mississippi, she was a housewife and she attended Red Bud Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Alien Waddell Sr.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Jack Maroon officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens.

Survivors include one son, George Alien Waddell Jr. of Marietta; three sisters, Tabbie Walker and Aletha Kirksey of Tupelo, and Billie Spradling of Fulton; one brother, Erskin Ivy of Tupelo; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Moore, Andy Chumbley, Joe Chumbley, Dudley Walker, Tom Embrey and Alan Rouse.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Red Bud Baptist Church.

 

LESSIE WADDLE

BALDWYN - Lessie Bedford Waddle, 88, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired employee of Abbott Labs in Illinois. She was a member of the Baldwyn First Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a daughter, Earline Gregory Paylor of San Marcos, Calif.; three grandsons, Terry Griffin of San Marcos, Calif., Ron Groomes and wife, Elise Viola, of Highland, N.Y., and Rick Groomes and wife, Jo, of Gurnee, Ill.; two great-grandchildren, Chris Groomes and Jeff Groomes; a great-great-grandchild, Christopher Groomes; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Jack" Waddle; two brothers, Clyde and Chester Bedford; and two sisters, Sula Bickerstaff and Carrie Turner.

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

 

LYONAL WADDLE SR.

Lyonal Lee Waddle, Sr., 81, of Booneville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services were Friday, June 1, at 3:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. Waddle was the owner of Sell-Rite Service Station for 47 years. He was a member of Booneville First Free Will Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran, 5th Armored Division.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, opal Stephens and Avenell Cunningham; and six brothers, Boyd, Prentiss, Hollis, A. J. Waddle and infant twins.

He is survived by his wife, Azalene Engle Waddle; one daughter, Rebecca Lee McKinney and her husband, Donald G., of Booneville; one son, Lyonal Lee Waddle Jr. of Jackson, Miss.; one sister, Lois Mize of Tupelo; and one grandson, John Baxter McKinney.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Jack Alexander, Chris Bullock, Jim Cunningham, Barkley Galloway, Brett Galloway, Drew Galloway, Tim Hendrix, Thomas Mize and Spencer Williams.

 

BOB WADDLE

IUKA - Robert L. "Bob" Waddle, 70, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a Baptist. He enjoyed the outdoors, and making and building special things for his wife.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jerry Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in South Crossroads Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Curtin Waddle; one son and one daughter; a brother, Bill Waddle of Birmingham, Ala.; a stepson, Michael Wilson of Iuka; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Blumer and Eunice Waddle.

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Calton, Dennis Curtin, Chuck Dean, Pete Hayes, Mike Wilson and John Young.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Curtin Sr., Malone Dean, Bob Moritz and Troy Summerall.

Memorials may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church building fund.

 

 

OPHELIA S. WADDELL

Ophelia S. Waddell, 78, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Wesley Nursing Home in Dyersburg, Tenn., after an extended.

Services were Wednesday, March 25, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny McKinney officiating. Burial was in Tuscumbia Cemetery.

Mrs. Waddell was the widow of Hollis Waddell. She was a member of Smith's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a retired seamstress.

She is survived by two daughters, Hollis Jean Belton of Halls, Tenn., and Barbara Kay Nunley of Booneville; five grandchildren, William Belton, Wayne Belton, Stephen Belton, all of Halls, Tenn., Scott Nunley of Atlanta, Ga., and Jodi Horton of Booneville.

 

 

BARBARA ANN WADDEY

Barbara Ann Waddey, 58 of Iuka, Ms died Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at the Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, Tn..  She was a member of the Iuka United Methodist Church where she served as organist for over 40 years.   She was employed at Brown Insurance Agency for 38 years.  She was a graduate of Northeast Mississippi Junior College, where she was "Miss Northeast", and she was also a member of the Alumni Association.   She was preceded in death by her father, Web Wiley.

Mrs. Waddy is survived by her husband, Gene Waddey, Jr., of Iuka, Ms. ; her mother Eula Wiley of Iuka, Ms ; one sister Betty Herrle of Memphis, Tn.; two brothers,  Billy Wiley and his wife, Ann and Jack Wiley and his wife Mary, all of Iuka, Ms.; two nieces, Debbie Lambert of Iuka, Ms and Linda Ann Herrle of Memphis, Tn.; two nephews, Doug Wiley and Phil Herrle, both of Memphis, Tn. and 1 great niece, Jessica Lambert of Iuka, Ms.

Visitation will be 5 - 8, Thursday, January 13, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home

Funeral Services will be 1:30 Friday, January 14, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. James R. Curtis and Lance Foster will be officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta GA 30329

 

MILTON WADE

BALDWYN - Jerry Milton Wade, 62, died Saturday, March 3, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Jane Macon Wade. He worked for Mid-South Packers for 28 years. He was a licensed barber for many years. He was a member of Mt. Nebo CME Church, where he had served on the Steward Board.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Nebo CME Church with Dr. Paul A. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Sandhill Cemetery in Baldwyn. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six daughters, Maria Wade (James) of Guntown, Bridgett Billups (Milton), India Wade (Chris) and LaGala Turner (Steve), all of Baldwyn, Mornetka Gauye (Paul) of Hamilton, Va., and Melissa Ramsey (Danny) of Booneville; a son, Rodney Stewart (Quana) of Guntown; four sisters, Louise Rubin and Mildred Glover of Memphis, Betty Sullivan (Bobby) and Virginia Gail Grice (Ira) of Baldwyn; his mother-in-law, Earline Shelley of Baldwyn; eight sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; 19 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Andrew Wade Jr., Murphy E. Wade, Bobby H. Wade and Walter Lee Wade; and a sister, Ella Mae Franklin.

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

 

ROBERT CHESTER "CHECK" WADE

Graveside services for Robert Chester "Check" Wade were Saturday at Union Cemetery near Belden with the Rev. Owen Reddick officiating.

Wade. 77, died Dec. 13, 2001, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

He was born March 13, 1924, in the Mt. Vernon community to Edward Watson and Melindy Mae Bannister Wade. He lived in Mt. Vernon most of his life.

He was a retired employee of Day-Brite, where he worked for 20 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Germany, Italy and France. While in the service and upon professing his faith, he was baptized in the Jordan River.

He enjoyed vegetable gardening, hunting and fishing, and was known for his enjoyment in doing things for his neighbors.

Survivors include two sisters, Twila Dye and her husband, Rea. of Verona, and Mavis Satterwhitc of Carthage, four brothers, Edward A. Wade and his wife, Floy, of Mobile, Ala., and Dexter Lee Wade and his wife, Vama, Joe Travis Wade and his wife, Faye, and Frank S. Wade and his wife, Ann, all of Tupelo; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Dwight Wesley Wade; two sisters, Anna I.orraine Wade and Ida Ruth Wade; two brothers. W. W. "Bill" Wade and Douglas Ray Wade: and his first wife, Fay Morgan Wade.

His nephews and friends served as pallbearers.

W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

 

EDGAR WADKINS

IUKA - Edgar Earl Wadkins, 55, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was the former owner of Sunflower Grocery in Iuka for 20 years. He later was an insurance agent for Liberty National Life Insurance. He enjoyed flower gardening, woodworking and cooking.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jerry Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include a son, Jamie Wadkins of Iuka; a daughter, Ginger Wood and husband, Tom, of Belmont; a brother, Mack Lloyd Wadkins of Iuka; two grandchildren, Jerika Garner and Nathan Wood of Belmont.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Pauline Wadkins, and a sister, Willodean Hannon.

Pallbearers will be Michael Richardson, Brian Goss, Keith Barnett, Randy Wadkins, Brett Carson and Brad Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Al King, Robert Hill, Donny Howard, Ronnie Thompson and David Yarbrough.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago IL 60611; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ATTN Memorial/Honor Program FH, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis TN 38148-0552.

 

PAULINE WADKINS

IUKA - Pauline Wadkins, 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Oldham Baptist Church and retired as a nurse from Tishomingo County Hospital. She was an accomplished poet and wrote several poetry books which were published. She loved cooking and will be remembered for her outgoing, friendly personality.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Mack Lloyd Wadkins and his wife, Jeanette, and Edgar Earl Wadkins, all of Iuka; one brother, Mack Hubbard of Iuka; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Wadkins, Ed Beck, Charlie Sheffield, David Yarbrough, Leonard Watkins, William Dexter and Odie Mack Vandiver.

Memorials may be made to the Oldham Baptist Church Building Fund or the Gideons.

 

PEARL WADKINS

IUKA - Pearl Dixon Wadkins, 86, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala.

She was a Baptist and resided in Tuscumbia, Ala.

Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ray Denton officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Johnny Wadkins and Wayne Wadkins, both of Sheffield; a daughter, Wanda Cole of Tuscumbia; seven sisters, Jewel Ham of Margerum, Ala., Bernice Nunley and Betty Sue McGraw, both of Iuka, Billie Jean Thompson and Dale Varnum, both of Leesburg, Fla., and Johnnie Irene Hornsby and Lula Powell of New Ellington, S.C.; and 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joe Vandiver, Jason Vandiver, Oneal Mitchell, Justin Mitchell, Bryan Mitchell and Gary Madden.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

ED WAGES

INDEPENDENCE - Ed Wages, 79, formerly of Nesbit and Lake Cormorant, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. He was a retired self-employed carpenter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Cemetery in Pontotoc.

Survivors include his wife, Rozell Wages of Senatobia; six daughters, Dora Mae Hellums of Horn Lake, Barbara Wages of Corinth, Linda Wilkerson of Independence, Janie Pegram of Lake Cormorant, Patsy Carlisle of Hernando and Tina James of Independence; two sons, Dennis Wages and David Wages, both of Hernando; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today.

 

ELIZABETH WAGES

BALDWYN - Elizabeth Wallis Wages, 79, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was born June 23, 1923, to Isom and Irene Snell Wallis. She married Clifton Wages on April 5, 1943; he preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Jericho High School and Northeast Mississippi Community College. She was a retired sales clerk. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and Vacation Bible School teacher, and a church hostess. She was active in the church's senior citizens activities and sent greeting cards for her Sunday school class. She was secretary/treasurer of the Lebanon Cemetery Committee for 45 years. She enjoyed traveling and collecting cookbooks.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rayburn Richardson, Bro. Dan Mobley and Bro. Bobby Cossey officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Carolyn Wallis Jones and husband, Buddy, of Booneville; three brothers, her caregiver, Thomas Wallis, and Neal Wallis and wife, Dale, all of Baldwyn, and Bruce Wallis and wife, Peggy, of Ripley; a nephew, Benny Wallis and wife, Regina; two nieces, Jennifer Stephenson and husband, Greg, and Jeannie Tice and husband, John; eight great-nieces and great-nephews, Emily, Ben and Will Wallis, Kyle, Karah Beth and Kaylee Stephenson, and Parish and Presley Tice; many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two infant brothers.

Pallbearers will be Greg Stephenson, John Tice, Bennie Wallis, Bobby Copeland, Hoyle Palmer and Robert Magers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Wallis, Kyle Stephenson and Will Wallis.

 

WILLIAM WAGER III

RED BAY, Ala. - William Francis Wager III, 80, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at the Helen Keller Hospital. He was a native of Massachusetts and a baker for 50 years. He attended the Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran serving in the 101st Air Borne. He fought at the Battle of the Bulge and was to be awarded the Purple Heart for his service in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Overton Wager, in October, 2001.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Holly Springs Cemetery in Hodges, Alabama.

Survivors include two daughters, Julia Mair of New York, N. Y., and Sandra Brooks and her husband, Nick, of Norwell, Mass.; two grandchildren, Sarah Brooks and Crystal Brooks, both of Norwell, Mass.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Nick Greenhaw, Norris Greenhaw and Kent Greenhaw.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

ELIZABETH WAGES

BALDWYN - Elizabeth Wallis Wages, 79, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was born June 23, 1923, to Isom and Irene Snell Wallis. She married Clifton Wages on April 5, 1943; he preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Jericho High School and Northeast Mississippi Community College. She was a retired sales clerk. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and Vacation Bible School teacher, and a church hostess. She was active in the church's senior citizens activities and sent greeting cards for her Sunday school class. She was secretary/treasurer of the Lebanon Cemetery Committee for 45 years. She enjoyed traveling and collecting cookbooks.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rayburn Richardson, Bro. Dan Mobley and Bro. Bobby Cossey officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Carolyn Wallis Jones and husband, Buddy, of Booneville; three brothers, her caregiver, Thomas Wallis, and Neal Wallis and wife, Dale, all of Baldwyn, and Bruce Wallis and wife, Peggy, of Ripley; a nephew, Benny Wallis and wife, Regina; two nieces, Jennifer Stephenson and husband, Greg, and Jeannie Tice and husband, John; eight great-nieces and great-nephews, Emily, Ben and Will Wallis, Kyle, Karah Beth and Kaylee Stephenson, and Parish and Presley Tice; many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two infant brothers.

Pallbearers will be Greg Stephenson, John Tice, Bennie Wallis, Bobby Copeland, Hoyle Palmer and Robert Magers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Wallis, Kyle Stephenson and Will Wallis.

 

ANNIE MCGEE WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Annie McGee Walden, 86, died Monday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville and the widow of Prentiss Walden, who died in 1976.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Gladys Rowland and Mauveline Walden, both of Booneville, and Marjorie Gandy of Newport,  News, Va.; one son, Wilbert Walden of Booneville; one sister, Christine Melson of Baldwyn; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville.

 

CATHRYN WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Cathryn Ann Walden, 59, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at her home after a long illness. She was a bookkeeper for Walden Lumber Yard and a member of Hill's Chapel Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Don Green and Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer Ray Walden; two daughters, Andrea Walden Barrett and husband, Jerry, of Booneville, and Terrye Eckersley and husband, Roy, of Olive Branch; a son, David Walden and wife, Sheree, of Blue Springs; a sister, Bobby Hite of Booneville; three grandsons, Christopher Walden, John Brooks Belue and Deric Murphy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Dovie Barnes, and a sister, Bonnie Sue Jumper.

Pallbearers will be Terry Jumper, Harold Wayne Jumper, Duane Cason, Harold Wayne Jumper Jr., Terry Jumper Jr. and James Ray Sandlin.

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

 

CHARLES WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Charles Edward Walden, 66, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at his home. A lifelong resident of Prentiss County, he was the son of the late Arthur and Alma Walden. He was a graduate of Booneville High School, North Mississippi Community College and Mississippi State University. He was a former teacher and taught in both the Saltillo and Booneville school districts. He spent the last several years of his life in private business. He was a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school for 40 years. He also was a deacon and a music leader. He was the moderator of the Mississippi Association of Free Will Baptists; a 30-year board member of the Free Will Baptist Children's Home in Eldridge, Ala.; director and instructor at the Mississippi Bible Institute; and a National Master's Men board member. He was president of the local chapter of Gideons International. Active in his community, he was a 27-year member and past president of the Booneville Rotary Club; a member and charter president of the Prentiss County Development Association; past president of the local United Way; and chairman of the Prentiss County American Family Association. His dedication to his community led to his being named Prentiss County's Outstanding Citizen in 1985. He served a special term as state senator for District 5. He never lost his love for teaching and touched the lives of many people as an instructor for the Dale Carnegie courses for 30 years and as a consultant for numerous county leadership programs.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Booneville. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Barbara Ann Walden; his children, Debbie and David Barnes of Baldwyn, Jackie and John Cunningham of Clinton, and Mark and Dawn Walden of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Kim and Adam White, Kyle, Kristen and Korey Cunningham, Blake Barnes, and Price and Mallory Walden; two great-grandchildren, John Adam and James Kade White; two brothers, William Walden and Elmer Ray Walden, both of Booneville.

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

Memorials may be sent to the Empty Tomb Project at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 187 Hwy. 30 E., Booneville MS 38829; or Gideons International, P.O. Box 762, Booneville MS 38829.

 

CLIFFORD WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Clifford C. Walden, 92, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, in Baldwyn. He was born March 17, 1912, in Prentiss County, the son of Franklin and Claudia "Dutch" Pitts Walden. He was a U. S. Army veteran serving in the Western Pacific during World War II. He worked at the Prentiss County Power Association for 30 years. Always wanting to stay busy, he started recycling aluminum cans after his retirement. He was a charter member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie D. Whitley Jr., Bro. Lenarse Stricklen and Bro. Ron Dail officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Wayne Walden and his wife, Sue, of Booneville, two daughters, Nancy Greene of Memphis and Belinda Donavan and her husband, Bobby, of Mooreville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Leona Octavia Walden; a daughter, Iveline Nanney; and 14 siblings.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

 

BILL WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Vernon Price "Bill" Walden, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at the Longwood Manor Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Prentiss County, he was the son of the late Arthur Price and Essie Pearl Clark Walden. He was a retired sawmill and timber operator, and a member of the Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Before becoming disabled, he enjoyed doing special things for his family and his friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Bowling officiating and the Rev. Jack Whittey Jr. assisting. Burial will be in the Martin Hill Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Odein Barnes Walden of Booneville; four sons, Joe Edwin' Walden of Pascagoula, James Buddy Walden of Indianola, and Jerry Price Walden and Tommy Dean Walden, both of Booneville; four brothers, William Walden, Leonard Walden, Charles Walden and Elmer Ray Walden, all of Booneville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virgie Walden and Hazel Whitley, and two brothers, Hubert Walden and Leland Walden.

 

 

CATHRYN WALDEN

BOONVILLE - Cathryn Ann Walden, 59, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at her home after a long illness. She was a bookkeeper for Walden Lumber Yard and a member of Hill's Chapel Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Don Green and Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer Ray Walden; two brothers, Andrea Walden Barrett and husband, Jerry, of Booneville, and Terrye Eckersley and husband, Roy, of Olive Branch; a son, David Walden and wife, Sheree, of Blue Springs; a sister, Bobby Hite of Booneville; three grandsons, Christopher Walden, John Brooks Belue and Deric Murphy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Dovie Barnes, and a sister, Bonnie Sue Jumper.

Pallbearers will be Terry Jumper, Harold Wayne Jumper, Duane Cason, Harold Wayne Jumper Jr., Terry Jumper Jr. and James Ray Sandlin.

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

 

EFFIE MAYO WALDEN

RED BAY, Ala. - Effie Mayo Walden, 92, died Friday Aug 28, 1987, at the Red Bay Nursing Home in Red Bay, Ala., after an extended ill­ness. She was a former resident of Booneville. She was the wid­ow of Sid Walden, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville.

Services were held Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Gibson and Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial was in Booneville Ceme­tery.

Survivors include one daugh­ter, Eugenia Nixon of Red Bay; three brothers, Clint Mayo of Booneville, Clovis Allen Mayo of Memphis and O. W. Mayo of Tul­sa, Okla.; one grandchild, five great-grandchildren.

 

HUBERT CHRYSTAL WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Hubert Chrystal Walden, 61, died Monday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was a bricklayer, a World War II veteran and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Booker and the - Rev. J. L. Gore officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Sherrill Walden of Booneville; one daughter, Sherry W. Lambert of ,r Booneville; two sons, Ronnie Walden and Michael Walden, both of Booneville; one sister, Virgie Walden of Booneville; five brothers, Bill Walden, William Walden, Leonard Walden, Elmer Ray Walden and Charles Walden, all of Booneville; four grandchildren.

 

OCTAVIA WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Leona Octavia Walden, 85, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following a brief illness. She was born in Prentiss County on Nov. 27, 1912, to the late John Thomas McCarter and Nancy Mansell McCarter. She was a homemaker and a member of Martin Hill Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, working in her flower garden and reading her Bible.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Martin Hill Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Bowling officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Clifford Walden, whom she married Dec. 1, 1934; one son, Wayne Walden and his wife, Sue, of Booneville; three daughters. Nancy Joy Greene of Memphis, Iveline Nanney and her husband, Jack, of Booneville and Belinda Donovan and her husband, Bobby, of Mooreville; one sister, Rosa Penna of Booneville; two brothers, Lee McCarter of Ozark, Ala,, and Travis McCarter of Booneville; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Danny Childers, Joe McCarter, Shane McCarter, James W. Penna, Mark W. Walden, Kenneth Nicholson, J. D. McKinney and Noonan Greene.

Memorials may be made to the Gideon Bible Memorial Fund, c/o Charies Walden, 107 North Lake Street, Booneville, Miss., 38829.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home until noon today.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

 

LLOYD E. WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Lloyd E. Walden, 87, died Saturday, January 7, 1989, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. He was a retired farmer and a retired district supervisor employee.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Earnest Walden of Wheeler. James O. Walden of Caledonia, Roy L. Walden of Booneville; two sisters, Rosie Chase and Grace Ashby, both of Booneville. two brothers, Clifford Walden of Booneville, Jack Walden of Oklahoma; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

LOLA MAE WALDEN

BOONEVILLE ‑ Lola Mae Smith Walden, 74, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at her home near Booneville after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Prentiss County, she was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Booneville, the daughter of Baxter Evan Smith and Maudie Lucille Blackburn Smith. She was a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church since 1944 and had served as a Sunday school teacher, church clerk and president of the Women's Auxiliary. She and her hus­band, William, owned and operated Walden Lumber Yard in Booneville for many years. She enjoyed bird watch­ing and growing flowers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Bowling and Bro. Jack Whit­ley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mar­tin Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years. William Walden, whom she married April 3, 1944; two daughters, Bobbie Jeffreys and her husband, Don, and Sarah Ferguson, all of Booneville; two sisters, Troyace Nicholson and Anna Bea Castleberry, both of Booneville; two grandchildren, Casey Ferguson and Audra Jones, both of Booneville.

Pallbearers will be Mark Walden, Donald McKinney, James Kim Castle­berry, Kenneth Nicholson, Jackie Whitley Sr. and Scott Jones.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 287 Highway 30 East, Booneville, Miss. 38829.

 

LUCILLE WALDEN

Lucille Walden, 87, of Prague. Okla., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in Prague.

Services were held on Monday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Parks Brothers Funeral Service Chapel in Prague with Rev. Bob Duncan officiating. Burial was in Little Cemetery in Prague.

Mrs. Walden lived in the Prague area since 1942. She was born on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1915, in Booneville, to Tarp and Geneva (Stokes) White. She was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist belief. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Walden of Prague, whom she married on March 10, 1936 in Booneville; one daughter, Lucille Wanette Martin and husband, Robert. of Prague: one brother, Eugene White of San Diego, Calif., one sister, Emogene Moore of Booneville; three grandchildren, Gayle Morland and husband, Mike, of Shawnee, Okla., Keith Martin and wife, Brenda, of Bartlett, Kan., and Janet Blocker and husband, Curtis, of Prague; and nine great-grandchildren, Dustin and Brooke Thennes, Jennifer Martin, Jessica and Jerra Leonard, Cole Morland, and Thad, Todd and Lance Blocker.

Pallbearers were Curtis Blocker. Mike Morland, Chad Blocker, Todd Blocker, Lance Blocker, Dusty Thennes and Cole Morland.

 

MONA LEE WALDEN

Mona Lee Walden, 89, of Booneville, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, after an extended illness.

Services were Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Mitchell and the Rev. Jackie Spencer officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Mrs. Walden was a housewife and a member of Crestwood Baptist Church. She was the widow of Charlie Walden.

She is survived by two daughters, Charlene Crane of Paden and Juanette Anglin and her husband, Lawayne of Iuka; four sons, Bobby Wayne Walden and his wife, Joann, of Paden, Billy Walden, and his wife, Rita, Gerald Walden and his wife, Shirley, and Tommy Whitley and his wife, Louise, all of Booneville; two sisters, Juanita-Heavener of Booneville and Jewell James of Corinth; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

NELLIE WALDEN

BOONEVILLE ‑ Nellie Mae (Sherrill) Walden, 71, died Satur­day, Oct. 9, 1999, at the Elvis Presley Regional Trauma Center in Memphis as the result of an automobile accident near the Bur­ton community. She was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Prentiss County to Money S Sherrill and Mary Frances Johnson Sherrill. She was a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. She was retired from the Peoples Bank, but had continued to work part‑time until recently, having worked there for over 25 years. She enjoyed traveling.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Bowling, Bro. Jack Whitley Jr., and Bro. Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Walden and his wife, Bar­bara S., and Michael Dale Walden, all of Booneville; one daughter, Sherry W. Lambert and her husband, Ricky of Booneville; one brother, Rev. Johnny S. Sherrill and his wife, Eunice, of Mariet­ta; one sister, Louise Sherrill Durkin of Los Angeles: four grand­sons, Patrick Alan Lambert, Bran­don Dale Lambert, Robert Dante Walden and John David Walden several nieces, great‑nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death it 1988 by her husband of 41 years. Hubert C. Walden.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Church, Joe Rollins, Benny Nix, Gerald Dean Dodds, Mark Walden, Dann Crabb and Dr. Leonard Pratt.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

OPAL WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Opal Smith Walden, 88, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the Longwood Community Living Center after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.H. Walden; her parents, Edgar and Myrtle Smith; twin sons; one sister, Mary Smith; and one brother, Carmon Smith.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Lamb officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery,

Survivors include two sisters, Helen Holland of Booneville and Alice Franks of Biloxi.

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

 

ROBERT MYRL WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Robert Myrl Walden, 77, died Monday at Baptist Hospital in Booneville. He was a retired salesman for Conwood Corp. in Memphis and a WW II veteran. He was a member of the Booneville Masonic Lodge No. 305, the York Rites, the Hamassa Shrine and the First Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School for 40 years.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Camp and the Rev. E.S. Furr officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Price Walden of Booneville; one daughter, Frances Savage of Brandon; three sons, Robert Myrl Walden Jr. of Savannah, Tenn., John E. Walden of Senatobia and Richard Walden of Birmingham, Ala.; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Clint Walden, Matthe4 Walden, Bobby Walden, John David Price, Ben Taylor Smith and Jay Savage.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Methodist Church in Booneville.

 

TROY WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Troy DeWayne Walden, 51, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. He was a truck driver for Quartet Manufacturing Co. and a Methodist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. P. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Walden; two daughters, Sheila Wilkins of Corinth and Tania Morgan of Booneville; one sister, Catherine Bullock of Booneville; one brother, Roy W. Walden 'of Booneville; three grandchildren, Ronnie Wilkins, Johnny Wilkins and Calista Morgan.

Pallbearers will be Troy Stevens, Billy Bearden, Billy Gates, Carthel Morgan, Leroy Livingston and Terry Hallmark.

 

WILLA WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Willa Mac White Walden, 81, died Sunday, May 1, 1994, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was a retired homemaker, and a member of the Martin Hill Freewill Baptist Church, and the widow of Gordon Walden.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, June Walden of Booneville; two, sisters, Emogene Moore of Booneville and Lucille Walden of Prague, Okla.; and two brothers, Billy Eugene White of San Diego, Calif., and Cecil White of 'Booneville.

 

WILLIAM HEZEKIAH WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - William Hezekiah Walden, 77, died Tuesday, December 19, 1990, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a retired service station owner and a member of the Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Charles Lamb officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, opal Smith Walden of Booneville.

 

VERNON PRICE "BILL" WALDEN

BOONEVILLE - Vernon Price "Bill" Walden, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at the Longwood Manor Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Prentiss County, he was the son of the late Arthur Price and Essie Pearl Clark Walden. He was a retired sawmill and timber operator, and a member of the Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Before becoming disabled, he enjoyed doing special things for his family and his friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Bowling officiating and the Rev. Jack Whittey Jr. assisting. Burial will be in the Martin Hill Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Odein Barnes Walden of Booneville; four sons, Joe Edwin' Walden of Pascagoula, James Buddy Walden of Indianola, and Jerry Price Walden and Tommy Dean Walden, both of Booneville; four brothers, William Walden, Leonard Walden, Charles Walden and Elmer Ray Walden, all of Booneville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virgie Walden and Hazel Whitley, and two brothers, Hubert Walden and Leiand Walden.

 

KEVIN J. WALDON

CORINTH - Kevin J. Waldon, 22, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at his home in Bolingbrook, Ill. He was a carpenter. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed rollerskating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Methodist Cemetery in Tippah County with Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Coleman-Family Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Diane Waldon of Bolingbrook, Ill.; a sister, Kim Moore of Bolingbrook; a brother, Bill Waldon of Bolingbrook.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Waldon Sr.

Visitation will be after the service.

 

AUDREY WALDREP

BURNSVILLE - Audrey Waldrep, 41, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, in Glen as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Sept. 3, 1963, in West Memphis, Ark., to James Edward and Doris Bickerstaff Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Glendale Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Plymel officiating. Burial will be in the Glendale Baptist Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Victor Waldrep of Burnsville; her mother, Doris Johnson of Corinth; one son, Jason Waldrep of Sasebo, Japan; three brothers, Jeff Johnson, David Johnson and Shawn Johnson, all of Corinth; seven sisters, Kathy Mulkins of Mount Home, Ark., Belinda Cook of Burnsville, Marth Leatherwood, Mary Kelly, Gladys Thompson, Amy Meeks and Donna Johnson, all of Corinth; her mother-in-law, Doris Burcham and her husband, Ronnie, of Corinth; one grandchild, Timothy Waldrep of Burnsville.

She was preceded in death by one son, Mark Waldrep; her father, James Edward Johnson Sr.; one brother, James Edward Johnson Jr.; one sister, Susie Johnson; and a brother-in-law, Scott Waldrep.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from noon until service time at the funeral home.

 

HAROLD CAYCE WALDREP

Harold Cayce Waldrep, 89, Thursday, April 11, 2002, home in Fort Smith, Ark. as born October 16, 1912 ;homingo to Dr. Noonan

Waldrep and Carrie Waldrep. He was a 1931 ate of the Tishomingo :y Agricultural High 1.

Waldrep was a member First Baptist Church of Springs and a U. S. Navy n of World War II. He was the owner of the Pepsi Plant in Holly Springs for years.

Services were at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs with Dr. Robert Ford officiating.

Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs with Holly Springs Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Harold C. Waldrep Jr. and his wife, Jeanne, of Dallas; a daughter, Marsha W. Ford and. her husband, Dr. Robert Ford, of Fort Smith, Ark.; three grandsons, Jordan Waldrep of Dallas, and Jason Ford and Andrew Ford, both of Fort Smith, Ark.; a granddaughter, Heather Waldrep Pratt of Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Waldrep.

 

LORI WALDREP

IUKA - Lori Hopkins Waldrep, 38, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at her home. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Highland Baptist Church with Bro. Bicky Pennington and Bro. Jeremy Harris officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Keith Waldrep of Iuka; her parents, Doyle and Audrey Hopkins of Tishomingo; two daughters, LeAnna Waldrep and Britney Waldrep of Iuka; two sisters, Lisa Wooten and husband, Scotty, of Dennis and Kim Daily and husband, Mark, of Tishomingo; several nieces and nephews; her mother-in-law, Grace Wadkins of Iuka.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lon and Lillian Pennington, and Orien and Louise Hopkins.

Pallbearers will be Lance Hollingsworth, Clint Holcombe, Chris Webb, Bo Johnson, Scott Page and Gary Carden.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. J. A. Blunt, Tim Blunt, Phillip Blunt and Ronnie Johnson.

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

 

 

SCOTT WALDREP

GLEN - Scott Edward Waldrep, 34, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, in Burnsville. He was born Feb. 10, 1969, to Grady E. and Doris Holland Waldrep. He was a former employee of Plumrose.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Plymel officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Baptist Church Cemetery in Glen.

Survivors include his mother, Doris Burcham, and stepfather, Ronnie Burcham, of Corinth; a brother, Victor Waldrep and wife, Audrey, of Burnsville; a nephew, Jason Waldrep of Japan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Grady E. Waldrep, and a nephew, Mark Waldrep.

 

ALTON M. WALDROP

CORINTH - Alton M. Waldrop, 82, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at his home. He was born March 16, 1921, in Tishomingo County to the late Mathier and Evie McMeans Waldrop. He was a brick mason and a farmer, and a member of the nondenominational faith. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and whittling on the court square.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Farris, Carol Wagie and Esther Wahlen officiating. Burial will be in the Valley of the Dogwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marie Waldrop of Corinth; a son, Shelby Wade Waldrop of Corinth; two daughters, Rose Knight and husband, James, and Geraldine Lee and husband, Danny, all of Corinth; two brothers, James Waldrop of Michie, Tenn., and Mack Ray Waldrop of Corinth; six grandchildren, Christy Hinton, Casey Waldrop, Jake Waldrop, Justin Knight, Jason Knight and Brandy Lee; a step granddaughter, Candi Lee Kinney; six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Eugene Waldrop; a brother, Talmadge Waldrop; and a sister, Florene Waldrop.

Pallbearers will be Casey Waldrop, Jake Waldrop, Justin Knight, Jason Knight, Greg Hinton and Steward McEwen.

 

DONALD WALDROP

BELMONT - Donald Waldrop, 33, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at his home. He was self-employed and a former employee of Sunshine Homes in Belmont. He was a member of the Iuka Church of Christ.

A memorial service will be at 9 p.m. today at Coleman-Family Chapel in Corinth.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Waldrop of Burnsville; a son, Jordan Waldrop of Iuka; a daughter, Lacy Taylor of Belmont; seven brothers, Dennis Waldrop of Clinton, Tenn., David Waldrop and Tim Waldrop of Madison, Dan Waldrop of Sevierville, Tenn., Donnie Waldrop of Corinth, Mack Waldrop of Olive Branch and Jackie Waldrop of Burnsville; three sisters, Kay Coats and Delich Waldrop of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Ann Coln of Memphis; his father, Mack Waldrop of Corinth; his foster mother, Jean Cunningham of Iuka.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Aline Yarber Waldrop, and a brother, Jerry Waldrop.

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

The family requests no flowers.

 

MRS. H. G. WALDROP

Services Tuesday For Mrs. Waldrop

Mrs. H. G. Waldrop of Booneville died at 8:45 a.m. Monday in West Point at the home of her daughter, Miss Rachel Waldrop, whom she was visiting. She was 74.

Mrs. Waldrop, widow of the late Dr. Henry G. Waldrop, who was Prentiss County health officer for many years before his death in December 1963, had suffered a stroke Sunday.

She was the former Miss Isabella Montgomery Agnew, and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Agnew of Bethany, where she was born and reared.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. L. A. Wood officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home o f Baldwyn was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Waldrop leaves two daughters, Miss Rachel Waldrop of West Point, and Miss Mary Waldrop of Booneville; a brother, Sam Agneut of Bethany; and two sisters, Mrs. Janie Robinson of Bethany and Mrs. Lou Branyan of Tupelo.

 

RACHAEL WALDROP

Rachael Irene Waldrop, 81, of Booneville, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at Longwood Manor Living Center after a brief illness.

Services were held Wednesday, June 18, at 3 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Holland officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.

Mrs. Waldrop was a graduate of Caledonia High School. She attended Union University, Blue Mountain College, and received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Mississippi State University. She was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She taught elementary, school in Jackson, West Point, Booneville and Saltillo before retiring in 1985 with over 40 years of service. She enjoyed reading, sewing, and playing bridge. She was a member of the Bethany AR Presbyterian Church. She had taught Sunday School and worked in Vacation Bible School for many years in the Booneville Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by one sister, Mary I. Waldrop of Bonneville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Henry G. and Isabella Agnew Waldrop and a brother, Henry J. Waldrop Jr.

 

RENELDA WALDRUP

IUKA - Renelda Waldrup, 65, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a Jehovah's Witness.

After cremation, a private service will be held at a later date. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Ed Waldrup of Iuka; a son, Andy Hamm of Niceville, Fla.; a stepson, Johnny Waldrup of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Tammy Hamm of Destin, Fla.; a brother, Olen Parsons of Iuka; a sister, Shannon Setzer of Iuka; four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Relay for Life, c/o Trax Co. Inc., 2099 Paul Edmondson Drive, Iuka MS 38852.

 

MRS. LENA V. BOLT WALES

Services Held For Mrs. Lena Wales

Mrs. Lena V. Bolt Wales, widow of Rev. Carl S. Wales, died at El Reposo Sanitarium, Florence, Ala., Wednesday morning, February 5th, 1964. She was 87.

Funeral services were held Friday morning at Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church, Blue Mountain, Miss., with Dr. W. C. Tyler, President of Blue Mountain College, assisting the pastor, Rev. Norman Deaton, Misses Beverly Beard, Ivey Lambert, and Elaine Cannon, of the college, sang "Come, Ye Disconsolate" and "Near to the Heart of God," accompanied by the organist Mrs. J. E, Buchanan. Burial was in the Blue Mountain Cemetery with Nance Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Wales was born in Wedowee, Ala. In early life her family moved to Prentiss County and resided in the Blythe Chapel Community for a time. She was educated in the county schools and later attended Iuka Normal Institute and Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. She taught school at Oak Hill, Osborne, Pisgah, Burton, Booneville, and Baldwyn. During the early 1900's she became Lee County's first home demonstration agent, pioneering in canning and poultry clubs for women and girls, land astonishing the country folk with her ways with a Ford car.

After marrying Mr. Wales, she worked untiringly in the Baptist churches of Ashdown, Arkansas, Dawson Springs, Kentucky, Ripley and Blue Mountain, Mississippi. At Blue Mountain their home became a home for many students attending college including several from Prentiss County.

After the death of her husband, Mrs. Wales lived with her stepdaughter, Mrs. John Chester Evans, of Sheffield, Ala, Besides Mrs. Evans she leaves a host of nieces and nephews.

Those from Booneville attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Homer Parker, Mrs. Alice Ben Floyd, Mr. Martin Bolt, Mrs. Grace Wales Morgan, and her daughter.

 

AMY WALKER

Amy Walker, 91, died Saturday, April 1, 2000 at her residence in Iuka.  She was the oldest member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.  She taught school for 38 years before retirement, and she was also a member of the Iuka Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman H. Walker.

Visitation will be 4 - 9 p.m. Monday April 3, 2000 at Cutshall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will b e 2 p.m. Tuesday, April4, 2000 at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Philamlee and Bro. Jack Williams  officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.

 

BENNIE WALKER

IUKA - Bennie Wayne Walker, 53, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. He was born Aug. 4, 1951, in Iuka. He was an employee of Piggly Wiggly for 24 years until his health prevented him from working. He was an active member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church. He enjoyed listening to gospel music, attending gospel singings, and metal detecting with his friend, Leon Johnson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Tommy Jennings and the Rev. J.B. Burns officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, James L. "Pete" and Nedra Walker of Iuka; two brothers, James Floyd "Pete" Walker and wife, Jackie, and Earl Walker and wife, Becky, all of Iuka; his grandmother, Betty Quillen of Iuka; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James H. and Roxie Dexter Walker, and Forest and Maud Burns Quillen.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Bryant, Odell Randolph, Robert Johnson, Marvin Horne, Forest Smallwood, Matthew Walker, Anthony Walker and Terry Hester.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Johnson, C.E. Walker, Jerry Poling, Greg Pharr, Jerry Bonds, Chuck Holly and Jerry Eigell.

Memorials may be made to Rocky Springs United Methodist Church.

 

CARL JAMES WALKER

Carl J. Walker, 86, of Pascagoula, MS, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Pascagoula.  He was born September 29, 1912 in Baldwyn, MS, to Mose and Shaler Guin Walker and has been a resident of Pascagoula since 1954.  He was a retired security guard for Ingalls Shipbuilding and a member of Faith Memorial Methodist Church in Pascagoula.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene Walker, Pascagoula; sister, Etoil South, Golden, MS; brother, Q.T. Walker, New Albany, MS; his children and grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Friday, March 12, 1999, at 4:00 p.m. from O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in Pascagoula with the Rev. George Jackson officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Additional services will be held Sun., March 14, 1999, 1:00 p.m., at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn, MS with interment in Kirkville Cemetery, Baldwyn, MS.

Arrangements by O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home, Pascagoula and Gautier, MS.

 

DEBORAH WALKER

BOONEVILLE - Deborah Walker, 51, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at the Red Bay Hospital after a brief illness. She was an LPN at Care Center of Red Bay.

Services will be at 2 p:m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. G.D. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Grimes of Booneville; two sons, Phillip Walker and Daniel Walker, both of Booneville; a grandson, Keith Walker.

She was preceded in death by her father, Prentiss Grimes.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

FELIX E. WALKER

IUKA - Felix E. "Sweet" Walker, 83, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center in Iuka. He was a member of the Campground United Methodist Church, a retired farmer and a bulldozer operator. He served his country as an Army Staff Sgt. during World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Tommy Jennings Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Campground Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Irma Walker of Iuka; two sons, Ronnie and Nadine Walker of Springfield, Mo., and Francis J. and Debbie Walker of Tecumseh, Mich.; one daughter, Maria and Walter Jennfeldt of Cape Cateret, N. C.; his grandchildren, Ron Walker Jr., Mike Walker, Catherine Anderinger, Phillip Walker and Adam Walker; his great-grandchildren, Kyle Walker, Brooke Walker, Brandon Pratt, Tharon Chapman and Courtney Chapman.

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

 

JOYCE WALKER

CORINTH - Joyce Nauman Walker, 74, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at her home. She was a retired textile employee.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Annette Griffiths of Pawtucket, R.I.; a son, David E. Goodman Jr. of Corinth; a brother, Eldon Franklin Nauman of Corinth; a sister, Gretta Jean Walling of Melbourne, Fla.; four grandchildren, Brent Michael, Richard Goodman, Renee Shull and Heather Griffiths; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Shull and Amber Shull.

She was preceded in death by son, Thomas Earl Goodman; a daughter, Rachel Evonne Goodman; and two sisters, Beulah Nauman Young and Ora Nauman Newport.

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

 

MILTON "RAY" WALKER

Milton "Ray" Walker, 60, of died at his residence in Michie, Tn. Tuesday, December 7, 1999.

Mr. Walker was a Baptist and married to Jean Walker for 43 years. He was well known in the tool and die industry as the founder and former president of Con-Form Industries, Inc. His knowledge of the business and dedication to his customers, set him apart. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.

He was proceeded in death by his father, Wilfred Walker, his mother, Bessie Walker, his daughter, Cynthia Walker, two brothers, Fred Walker and Carl Walker, his sister, Dorothy Fike and his mother-in-Law Winnie Weeks.

Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of 43 years, Wilma "Jean" Walker of Michie, Tn., 2 daughters, Linda Hardison and husband , Joe Guys, Tn., Caroline Spangler and husband, Scott Davenport, FL, 1 son, Martin Walker and wife Kim Chicago, IL, 8 grandchildren, Jessica, Gregory, and Angela Johansson, Sarah and Phillip Spangler, Tyler, Jared and Shane Walker, two brothers, James Walker and wife, Jean of Corinth, Ms, John Walker and wife, Linda of Corinth, Ms, three sisters, Bernice Latch and husband, Bobby of Corinth, Ms, Betty Holloway and husband, Gene of Corinth, Ms, Brenda Kaiser and husband, Richard of Orwell, OH, father-in-law, James Weeks Phil of Campbell AL, and a host of other Relatives and Friends.

In lieu of flowers, Donations to the American Lung Association One Vintage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, Tn. 37228

Visitation will be is Thursday, December 9, from 4 p.m. until 9p.m. at the Magnolia Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel, Friday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Matthew Brown and Rev. Brian Rainey officiated. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

 

MOSE WALKER

Mose M. Walker, retired farmer and land owner of the Kirkville area, died at 11:40 A.M. Friday, June 30, 1961, in Tupelo Community Hospital after an illness of three years.  He was 80.  He was born October 6, 1880 to George and Nancy Hinds Walker.

Services were held at 4 P.M. Saturday in Kirkville Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Benjamin and the Rev. W.C. McCay officiating.  Burial was in the Kirkville Cemetery with Waters Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Walker leaves his wife, Mrs. Shaler Guin Walker; three sons, Ray Walker of Baldwyn, Carl Walker of Pascagoula, and Q.T. Walker of Memphis; a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Camp of Boonville, and daughter, Mrs. Etoil South of Golden; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Buster Davis, Dillard Thomas, Rawden Russell, Johnnie Timbs, Ralph Duncan, Billy Windham, Melvin Kitchens and D.C. Russell.

 

NAOMI WALKER

CORINTH - Naomi Katherine Isbell Walker, 70, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at the Hardin County Hospital. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed collecting what-nots and listening to music.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Gary Isbell and Bro. John Gibens officiating. Burial will be in Presbyterian Shiloh Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Earnest Mike Isbell and wife, Wanda, of Corinth; two daughters, Janet Gibens and husband, John, and Charlotte Bradley and husband, Bobby, all of Corinth; two brothers, Jerry Wilbanks of Savannah, Tenn., and Clovis Wilbanks of Cicero, Ill.; three sisters, Graple Kennedy and husband, Tommy, Lavada Hamm and husband, Leonard, and Canada Burns, all of Corinth; 12 grandchildren, John and Renee Bass, Beverly Boone, Cheryl and Steven Wilbanks, Michael and Shena Isbell, Danny Hall, Christy and Duran Clement, Mandy Flanagan, Shawn Steen, Josh Gibens, Eric and Linda Gibens, Brittney Gibens, and Brandy Gibens; 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest Isbell; her second husband, Byrdie Walker; her father, Thurman Wilbanks; and her mother, Ada Wilbanks.

Pallbearers will be Michael Isbell, Danny Hall, Shawn Steen, Eric Gibens, Steven Wilbanks, Duran Clement and John Bass.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to service time Sunday.

 

RAY WALKER

Ray Arltus Walker, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was born August 8, 1910, to Mose and Shaler Guin Walker.
He was a retired farmer and an active member of Palestine Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 A. M. Tuesday, (November 3, 1998), at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Lynn Fair, Bro. Jason Franklin and Bro. Jim Weeks officiating.  Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Ryan Walker of Baldwyn; one daughter, Kay Weeks and her husband, Sonny of Baldwyn; one son, Wren Walker and his wife, Mary Ann of Hernando; one sister, Etoil South of Golden; two brothers, Q. T. Walker of New Albany and Carl Walker of Pascagoula; seven grandchildren, Melody Moyer and her husband, Kevin; Dawn Dunn; Heather Walker, Mark Bichon Walker, Matt Bichon Walker and his wife Katrina, Ben Walker and Jason Weeks; three great-grandchildren, Starr Dunn, Ayla Moyer and McKay Walker; a special friend, Shelia Amos.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Crabb, Ben Walker, Mark Bichon Walker, Jason Weeks, Matt Bichon Walker, and C. L. Pettigo.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today.

 

RUBY WALKER

BALDWYN - Ruby Walker, 88, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She retired after teaching for 42 years. She was the oldest member of Palestine Methodist Church, where she was secretary and treasurer, and a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Kay Weeks and husband, Sonny, of Baldwyn; a son, Wren Walker and wife, Mary Ann, of Hernando; an adopted daughter, Sandy Nash and husband, Robert, of Magnolia; a sister, Dorothy Crabb of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren, Melodie Moyer, Dawn Moore, Heather Walker, Mark Bichon, Matthew Bichon, Ben Walker and Jason Weeks; nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Walker; a sister, Merle Gurley; and a brother, Dewayne Ryan.

Pallbearers will be Wendell Gurley, Harold "Bob" Gurley, Mackie Pedigo, Mark Pettigo, Jimmy Crabb and Tommy Crabb.

C. L. Pettigo will be an honorary pallbearer.

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

 

MRS. SHALER GUIN WALKER

"Mrs. Walker Dies Friday"

Services Held 2 P. M. Sunday

BALDWYN - Mrs. Shaler Guin Walker, 80, died at 10 p.m. Friday, at Baldwyn Medical Unit after an extended illness.

She was the widow of Mose M. Walker who died in 1961. She was a member of Gilmore Chapel Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home with burial in Kirkville Cemetery. Bro. Silas Johnson and Bro. Henry Story officiated.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Autry Miller of Booneville, Mrs. Etoil South of Golden; three sons, Ray Walker of Baldwyn, Carl Walker of Pascagoula, and Q. T. Walker of New Albany; one brother, Earl Guin of Marietta; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

 

TABBIE WALKER

Tabbie Ivy Walker, 87, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Tupelo, after a long illness.  A native of Itawamba County, she was a resident of Tupelo for 49 years.  She was a retired employee of Reed Manufacturing, where she worked for more than 35 years.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and the church's LLL Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating and the Rev. Bill Adams assisting.  Burial will be in East Marietta Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Walker Bethay, and her husband, James, of Booneville; a son, Dudley Walker, and his wife, Dean, of Tupelo; two sisters, Aletha Kirksey of Tupelo and Billie Spradling of Fulton; a brother, Erskin Ivy of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Larry Bethay and his wife, Sandi, and Lee Bethay and his wife, Lydia, all of Booneville, Chip Walker, Jeff Walker and his wife, Debbie and Tammy Wilson, all of Tupelo, and Deanna Martin and her husband, Tony, of Franklin, TN; 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Walker Vickery.

Pallbearers will be her nephews: Jimmy Ivy, Mike Ivy, Jackie Spradling, Glen Spradling, Floyd Stedham and Dean Spradling.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may bey made to the East Marietta Cemetery, c/o Charles Taylor, P.O. Box 91, Marietta, MS  38856.

 

MRS. WILMA IRENE LEDBETTER WALKER

Mrs. Walker Rites Held

Mrs. Wilma Irene Ledbetter Walker, 45, died March 12, 1981, at 9 P.M. Thursday at Union County General Hospital after an extended illness.  She was an employee of the bank of New Albany and a member of New Albany First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 P.M. today at United Funeral Service Chapel West with the Rev. Jim Bain officiating.  Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Q.T. Walker of New Albany; a son, Andy LaGrone III of Jackson; two step sons, Richard T. Walker of Snellville, GA., and Michael Walker of Memphis, TN; a daughter, Miss Karen Walker of New Albany; a step daughter, Mrs. Marlis Ann Walker of Atlanta, GA.; her mother, Mrs. Maude Lamar Ledbetter of New Albany; and six grandchildren.

 

EVIE WALL

CORINTH - Evie Wall, 90, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Facility. She was born Nov. 20, 1913, in Alcorn County to the late Ulysses Grant and Onie R. Wall. She was a member of the Farmington Baptist Church. She loved to attend church. Although she had no children of her own, she assisted in the care off her nieces and nephews along with caring for other young children by going into their home when needed. She was an excellent cook, especially for the children after school. Her hobbies included crocheting and quilting. Many lived have been touched through her good care.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Nall and Minister Harold Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Farmington Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three brothers, Russell Wall and Nelson Wall, both of Corinth, and James Grant Wall of Hewitt, Texas; two sisters, Allie M. Wall and Betty Wilbanks, both of Corinth; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be David Wall, Michael Wilbanks, Kevin Wilbanks, Randall Wall, Jackie Wall and Jimmy Stutts.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

ALFRED H. WAL­LACE JR.

Services for Alfred H. Wal­lace Jr. were Dec. 11 at the Jef­ferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. McCoy Franklin and the Rev. Ann Houston Kelly officiating.

Wallace. 78, died Dec. 9, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness.

He was a native of Kentucky. He worked for Union Camp Corp. for over 30 years and pioneered the use of plywood in the furniture manufacturing indus­try. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the First Pres­byterian Church.

Survivors include one daugh­ter, Mary Katherine "Kathy" Wallace of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons., Alfred H. "Al" Wallace III and his wife, Rochelle S. Wal­lace, of Tupelo, and Presly Thornton Wallace Sr. and his wife, Kathy "Slack" Wallace of Tupelo; one sister Manimie McConnell of Stuart, Fla.; five grandchildren, Alfred H. Wallace IV, John Gray Wallace Amanda Kathryn Wallace, Presly Thornton Wallace Jr. and Abigail Miles Wallace.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Wallace, who died May 10. 2001, his parents Alfred H. Wallace Sr. and Mar, Wallace: one daughter Louise Wallace.

Pallbearers were Alfred H Wallace IV, John Gray Wallace, Jim Garrett Denton, John William Denton, George W. "Bubba" Worthen, Richard R. McCarty and Jack Alexander Denton.

Burial was in Tupelo Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may he made to First Presbyterian Church. 400 West Jefferson Street. Tupelo MS., 38804

 

MR. & MRS. WALLACE

Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Answer Last Call

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Wallace, who were injured by being struck by a train on 31 July at a crossing north of Moorewood, died at the hospital at Elk City, Mr. Wallace dying 2 August and Mrs. Wallace dying 4 August. They were prominent citizens of our count and lived just a few miles south of Leedy. Their death was a tragic one and a shock to our community. Seven children survive their parents: Mrs. Frank Foster of Gage; Mrs. Ray Graham of Acampo, Calif., Mrs. Leon Pargin of Dyke, Colo.; Mrs. Jim Hancock of Hammond; John Wallace of Durango, Colo.; Clyde and Edward of Leedy.

Robert Wallace was born at Booneville, Miss., 17 November 1872 and died at Elk City 2 August 1929 aged 57 years, 8 months and 15 days. Mr. Wallace had been in Oklahoma for 30 years; when he was 20 years old he joined the Baptist church in Texas. While he and Mrs. Wallace were on their last trip Mr. Wallace had a dream depicting to an accurate degree the tragedy that was so soon to take their lives. Mr. Wallace was heard to remark that he was ready to die. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. For 36 years he and Mrs. Wallace had walked down the stream of time together.

Mrs. Bell Wallace, wife of Robert Wallace, was born 22 April 1872 and died 4 August 1929, aged 57 years, 4 months and 8 days. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Baptist church since she was 15 years of age and at the time of her death was a member of the Leedy Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at Leedy Baptist church Tuesday afternoon., Where a large congregation had gathered to pay their respects. The sermon was preached by Bro. L.E. Marvin, pastor of the church from the text I Samuel 20:3 "There is but a step between me and death". The Mason then took charge and the last rites were performed at the Leedy Cemetery.

The Times joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones. Elk City, Oklahoma

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 30 August 1927

 

NELLIE WALLACE

CORINTH - Nellie Rose Wallace, 100, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. She was a member of East Corinth Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening and flowers and had an outdoing personality.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Earl Case officiating. Burial will be in Farmington Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Eldred Gilton of Iuka; a sister, Allie Parker of Corinth; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Marshell Gilton and Lillie Edna Lambert Gilton; two brothers, J. M. Gilton Jr. and Hubert Gilton; a half brother, Dallas Erwin; and two sisters, Otha Brooks and Maggie Fields.

Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. to service time today.

 

WALTER WALLACE

CORINTH - Walter Bethel Wallace, 89, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Corinth Health and Rehab. He was a lumberman, farmer and landowner. He worked in a sawmill and did construction work. An avid horse and mule owner, he also enjoyed coon hunting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Etha Rhoades Wallace; three sons, Billy Wayne Wallace and wife, Melba, and William Bethel Wallace and wife, Betty, all of Corinth, and Douglas L. Wallace and wife, Mary Ann, of Tupelo; a daughter, Janice Fortenberry and husband, Wilton, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; two brothers, J. V. Wallace and wife, Eunice, of Corinth and Uriel Wallace of Savannah, Ga.; a sister, Ruth Wallace of Sheridan, Wyo.; seven grandchildren, Kim Walker, Karen Weeks, Sandra Deas, Michael Wallace, Brett Douglas Wallace, Jake Wallace and Laney Wallace; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Walker, Bailey Barnes Deas and Benjamin Wallace Deas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Wallace and Effie Beshears Wallace.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Rhodes, Jimmy Woods, Lloyd "PeeWee" Rhodes and Lloyd Haynes.

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

 

RUTH WALLIN

CORINTH - Ruth Wallin, 53, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at her home in Corinth. She was born May 23, 1950, in Alcorn County. She attended Alcorn Central High School and graduated from Calumet High School in Gary, Ind.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Valley of the Dogwood Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include three brothers, Johnny Wallin of Lakeland, Tenn., Billy Wallin of Rienzi and David Wallin of Corinth; two sisters, Juanita Dills of Shelbyville, Ind., and Teresa Wallin-Howell of Corinth; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Reece and Agnes Wallin; two brothers, Don and Melvin Wallin; and two sisters, Peggy W. Tutor and Brenda Joyce Cole.

Pallbearers will be Chad and Brad Howell, Bryan Wallin, Rick Wallin, Donald Reece Wallin and Paul Owen.

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

 

BESS WALLIS

CORINTH ‑ Bess Strickland Wallis, 88, died Wednesday, Sept 13, 2000, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born Aug. 3. 1912, in Corinth to G.W. and Cora decided Wallis. She was a retired florist and an active member of the Corinth First Baptist Church. She was the widow of the Rev. James Dewey Wallis

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Booneville.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

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

 

MRS. BITHA MARTIN WALLIS

Mrs. Bitha Martin Wallis, 96, of Tupelo Manor, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Walker officiating. Burial was in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Wallis was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She owned and operated Wallis Grocery Store for 20 years in the Dry Creek Community. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

She is survived by -a brother, Joe Frank Rhinehart of San Antonio, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Joe L. Dickerson and his wife, Marie, of Belden, were her caregivers since the death of her husband.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jody R. Wallis; and her parents, Charlie Blake Rhinehart and Polly Green Rhinehart.

 

MR. & MRS. BOB WALLACE

Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Answer Last Call

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Wallace who were injured by being struck by a train on 31 July 1927 at a crossing north of Moorewood, died at the hospital at Elk City, Mr. Wallace dying 2 August and Mrs. Wallace dying 4 August. They were prominent citizens of our county and lived just a few miles south of Leedy. Their death was a tragic one and a shock to our community. Seven children survive their parents: Mrs. Frank Foster of Gage; Mrs. Ray Graham of Acampo, Calif.; Mrs. Leon Pargin of Dyke, Colo.; Mrs. Jim Hancock of Hammond; John Wallace of Durango, Colo.; Clyde and Edward of Leedy.

Robert Wallace was born at Booneville, Miss., 17 November 1872 and died at Elk City 2 August 1927 aged 57 years, 8 months and 15 days. Mr. Wallace had been in Oklahoma for 30 years; when he was 20 years old he joined the Baptist church in Texas. While he and Mrs. Wallace were on their last trip Mr. Wallace had a dream depicting to an accurate degree the tragedy that was so soon to take their lives. Mr. Wallace was heard to remark that he was ready to die. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. For 36 years he and Mrs. Wallace had walked down the stream of time together.

Mrs. Bell Wallace, wife of Robert Wallace, was born 22 April 1872 and died 4 August 1929, aged 57 years, 4 months and 8 days. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Baptist church since she was 15 years of age and at the time of her death was a member of the Leedy Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at Leedy Baptist church Tuesday afternoon. Where a large congregation had gathered to pay their respects. The sermon was preached by Bro. L. E. Marvin, pastor of the church from the text I Samuel 20:3 "There is but a step between me and death". The Mason then took charge and the last rites were performed at the Leedy Cemetery.

The Times joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones. Elk City, Oklahoma

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 30 August 1927

 

DUANE WALLIS

Duane Wallis, 70, of Baldwyn, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Monday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Rayburn Richardson, Bro. Mark Cagle and Bro. Pat Powell officiating. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Wallis was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he was the longest active serving deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Wallis of Baldwyn; one daughter, Kay Old and her husband, Harry, of Baldwyn; one son, Donnie Wallis and his wife, Judy, of Baldwyn; his mother, Annie Wallis of Baldwyn; one sister, Margie Hester of Booneville; grandchildren, Chanda Edmondson, Kim Cagle, Suzanne Powell, Clay Wallis and Candice Cooper; step grandchildren, Amy Cummings, Millie Malone and Matthew Malone; six great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, D.L. Wallis.

Honorary pallbearers were J.P. Davis, L.Q. Starling, Gene Cruse and Acker Allen.

 

DICKIE WALLACE

BOONEVILLE - Dickie Wallace, 50, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1993, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mafa Jean Wallace of Booneville; three daughters, Rebecca Haley of Anaheim, Calif., Lisa Trout of Booneville and Sabrina Wallace of Selmer, Tenn.; six grandchildren.

 

J. B. WALLACE

J. B. Wallace Rites Held Monday.

Funeral services for J. B. Wallace of Booneville were conducted Monday afternoon at the East Booneville Baptist Church with the Rev. J. L. Gore officiating. Burial was in `the Booneville Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Mr. Wallace, who was a car salesman and; mechanic, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the Baptist Hospital in Memphis of a heart attack. He was a native of Alcorn and Prentiss Counties, a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and 40 years of age.

M He leaves his wife, Mrs. Marie Nicholson Wallace; his parents, Tom and Neilie Kate Rinehart Wallace of Booneville; a son, Dick Wallace of Booneville; three brothers, Omer Wallace of Memphis, Tenn., Kenyon Wallace, and Junior Wallace, both, of Booneville; a sister, Mrs. ay Austin of Booneville, and two grandchildren.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – June 1964

 

JUNIOR WALLACE

BOONEVILLE - Services for Junior Wallace, 62, will be '' held at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home and Chapel with the Revs. Larry Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

He died Wednesday, June 5, 1991, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a retired factory worker and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Sartin of Boonville; one daughter, Peggy Godwin of Tupelo; and three grandsons.

 

JACKIE WALLIS

BALDWYN - Jackie Wallis, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born in Prentiss County to the late Ira and Kate Morris Wallis. He was a farmer and car detailer. He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Concord Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Walker an Bro. Jimmy Wallis officiating. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Margaret Mauney and husband, Glen, of Corinth; one brother, Bob Wallis and wife, Lillie, of Baldwyn; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Wanda Jean Dees.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Mauney, Phil Mauney, Mike Dees, Bruce Dees, Michael James, T. C. Mauney, Larry Pannell and James Ervin Dees.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today at the church.

 

KATHY Y. WALLIS

BOONEVILLE - Kathy Y. Wallis, 42, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born July 29, 1960, in Booneville, the daughter of J. C. and Sue Wardlow Young. She was a faithful member of Jumpertown Baptist Church where she served in various positions including Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School teacher. She was employed at Booneville Head Start and the head cook. She was also an accomplished interior designer and decorator.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Mack Wallis; one son, Michael Wallis and his wife, Jessica, of Jumpertown; her parents, J. C. and Sue Young of Jumpertown; two brothers, Ronnie Young and his wife, Donna, and Greg Young and his wife, Angie, all of Jumpertown; one granddaughter, Kinsey Paige Wallis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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

 

MICHAEL WALLIS

CORINTH - Michael Duane Wallis, 38, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in Corinth. He was a truck driver.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Family Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his father, Zane Wallis of Corinth; his mother, Margaret Campbell of Hughesville, Pa.; two sisters, Christina Wilkinson and husband, John, of Corinth and Cheryl Scarbrough of Hughesville, Pa.; his grandmother, Helen Field of Hughesville, Pa.; aunts and uncles.

 

NELLIE WALLACE

CORINTH - Nellie Rose Wallace, 100, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. She was a member of East Corinth Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening and flowers and had an outdoing personality.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Earl Case officiating. Burial will be in Farmington Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Eldred Gilton of Iuka; a sister, Allie Parker of Corinth; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Marshell Gilton and Lillie Edna Lambert Gilton; two brothers, J.M. Gilton Jr. and Hubert Gilton; a half brother, Dallas Erwin; and two sisters, Otha Brooks and Maggie Fields.

Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. to service time today.

 

OMER LEE WALLACE

BOONEVILLE - Omer Lee Wallace, 69, died Saturday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was retired from Roadway Trucking Co. and was a Baptist.

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

 

WALTER WALLACE

CORINTH - Walter Bethel Wallace, 89, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Corinth Health and Rehab. He was a lumberman, farmer and landowner. He worked in a sawmill and did construction work. An avid horse and mule owner, he also enjoyed coon hunting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Etha Rhoades Wallace; three sons, Billy Wayne Wallace and wife, Melba, and William Bethel Wallace and wife, Betty, all of Corinth, and Douglas L. Wallace and wife, Mary Ann, of Tupelo; a daughter, Janice Fortenberry and husband, Wilton, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; two brothers, J.V. Wallace and wife, Eunice, of Corinth and Uriel Wallace of Savannah, Ga.; a sister, Ruth Wallace of Sheridan, Wyo.; seven grandchildren, Kim Walker, Karen Weeks, Sandra Deas, Michael Wallace, Brett Douglas Wallace, Jake Wallace and Laney Wallace; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Walker, Bailey Barnes Deas and Benjamin Wallace Deas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Wallace and Effie Beshears Wallace.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Rhodes, Jimmy Woods, Lloyd "PeeWee" Rhodes and Lloyd Haynes.

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

 

KATE WALLIS

BOONEVILLE - Nellie Kate Wallis, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 1995, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a lifelong resident of the Dry Creek community. She was a retired homemaker and a member of the Concord Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Wallis and the Rev. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Salts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Ira Wallis of Booneville; one daughter, Annie Margaret Mauney and her husband, Glen, of Corinth; two sons, Bob Wallis and his wife, Lillie, of Booneville, and Jacky Wallis of Booneville; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. James (Wanda Jean) Dees.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Mauney, Phil Mauney, Mike Dees, Bruce Dees, James Wallis Dees and Joe Graves.

 

MARY WALLIS

Mary Irene Snell Wallis, 99, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Longwood Personal Care Home in Booneville. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Raybon Richardson and Bro. Dan Mobley officiating. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.

Mrs. Wallis was a homemaker and the oldest member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she had been a member for more than 75 years. She was in­volved in the senior citizens activities at the church and also handled all of the greeting cards for her Sun­day school class. She was a member of the Natchez Trace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her hus­band, Isom Wallis; two infant sons; a son-in-law, Clifton Wages; her parents, Samuel and Verna Ept­ing Snell; a brother, Howard Snell; and four sisters, Hala Palmer, Laura Lesley, Anna Agnew and Emma Phillips.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Wallis Wages of Baldwyn and Carolyn Wallis Jones and husband Buddy of Booneville; three sons, Neal Wal­lis and wife Dale, and Thomas L. Wallis, all of Bald­wyn, and Bruce Wallis and wife Peggy of Riple-, three grandchildren, Benny Wallis and wife Regin Jennifer Stephenson and husband Greg, and Jeann:,. Tice and husband John; and eight great-grandchil­dren.

Pallbearers were Benny Wallis, John Tice, Greg Stephenson, Hoyle Palmer, Nate Wright and Harry Fitzgerald. Honorary pallbearers were Ben Wallis, Will Wallis and Kyle Stephenson.

 

 

IRA WALLIS

BOONEVILLE ‑Ira Wallis, 95, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a resident of Dry Creek commu­nity for 90 years and a member of Concord Baptist Church. He was a retired sawmill owner and operator and he also appraised and cruised timber. He was a retired merchant and served as a trustee of the Dry Creek School Board.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Concord Baptist Church with the Rev Robert Walker, the Rev. Hassell Wal­lis, the Rev. Jimmy Wallis and the Rev. William Copeland officiating Burial will be in the church cemetery Salts Funeral Home is in sharer‑ of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Annie Margaret Mooney and her hus­band, Glen, of Corinth; two sons, Jackie Wallis of Dry Creek and Gain Wallis and his wife, Lillie, of Dry Creek; three sisters, Bessie Mac McAllister of Ripley. Vera Can o Baldwyn and Rose Genus of Savannah, Tenn.; one brother, Glen WAIT, of Nashville; seven grandchildren, 13 ­great-grandchildren, four great‑great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Kate Walks, one daughter, Wanda Jean Dees, four sisters, Jean Darwin. Lonnie Eaton Era Dixson and Thelma Anderson I'm brothers, Floyd Walks. Coy Wallis, El Wallis and Bill Walks.

Pallbearers will be Mike Dees Phil, Mooney, Tommy Mooney, Joy Graves and Joey Davis.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Irvin Dees, Gaston Ford, Larry Pannell and T. C. Mauney.

The body will lie in state in The Concord Fellowship Hall until service time today.

 

THOMAS WALLIS

BALDWYN - Thomas L. Wallis, 62, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a three-month illness. He was a retired math instructor for Northeast Mississippi Community College. He also taught in the Douglasville, Ga., School System and the Prentiss County School System. He received a bachelor's degree in social science from William Carey College and a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Mississippi. He did advanced work in library science at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a member of the William Gray Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, where he served as president. He also served as vice president general of the Southern District. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church for more than 50 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Cossey, Bro. Dan Mobley and Bro. Rayburn Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Carolyn Jones and husband, Buddy, of Booneville; two brothers, Neal Wallis and wife, Dale, of Baldwyn, and Bruce Wallis and wife, Peggy, of Ripley; two nieces, Jennifer Stephenson and husband, Greg, of Booneville, and Jeanie Tice and husband, John, of Biggersville; a nephew, Benny Wallis and wife, Regina, of Ripley; eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Isom Wallis and Mary Irene Snell Wallis, and a sister, Elizabeth Wages.

Pallbearers will be Greg Stephenson, Benny Wallis, John Tice, Hoyle Palmer, Robert Magers and Bobby Copeland.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Wallis, Will Wallis and Kyle Stephenson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church building fund.

 

CLARENCE WALLS

IUKA - Clarence Clay Walls, 62, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at his home. He was a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church and a retired truck driver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen with Bro. Louie Williams and Bro. Billy Paul Feltman officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Shirley Ann Walls of Iuka; two sons, Anthony Ray Walls and Travis Clay Walls, both of Iuka; two stepsons, Michael Ray Robbins of Iuka and David Robbins of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Sherry Forrester of Southaven; a brother, Noonan Walls of Iuka; three sisters, Lorene Tidwell and Mary Pruitt, both of Iuka, and Dorothy Williams of Dennis; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Ruby Walls; a sister, Christine Burcham; two brothers, J.L. Walls and Larry Myrick; and a grandson, Mikey Robbins.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Drinkard, Billy Joe Taylor, Eddie Brown, Bryan Wheeler, Nicky McRae and Jeff Burcham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edwin Gray, Buford Gist, Charlie Moore and Clythus Bobo.

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

 

ELBERT E. WALLS

Services were held Sunday, May 31, 1964 for Elbert Walls at Evergreen Cemetery at Carrollton, Miss., Mr. Walls died Friday morning at 6:01 a.m. in Northeast Miss. Hospital.

He was a native of Pontotoc County and had lived in Booneville for the last 12 years. He was a farmer for 39 years and was 74 year.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Minnie Walls; three stepdaughters and one step-son; five sons and three daughters; 33 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and many wonderful friends who miss him very much.

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – Thursday June 11, 1964

 

PRESTON WALTERS

IUKA - Preston Walters, 83, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a timber cutter and sawmiller. An avid hunter, he especially enjoyed fox hunting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Gerald Grisham officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Eurshel Walters of Iuka; five sons, John Jacob Walters, Harris Walters, Lester Walters, Terry Walters and Keith Walters, all of Iuka; three daughters, Phyllis Parsons, Marie Patrick and Reba Crum, all of Iuka; a brother, Marvin Walters of Corinth; four sisters, Ziffie Curtis, Minnie Borden, Nelda Lambert and Nola Houston, all of Iuka; 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dora Faye Davis, and a son, Carrol Wayne Walters.

Memorials may be made to the Heritage Hospice in Corinth.

 

RONALD WALTERS

BELMONT - Ronald Walters, 22, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 11, 1982, in San Diego, Calif. He was a pharmacy technician with Fred's in Red Bay, Ala. He was a loving father and husband who will be greatly missed.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Walters of Belmont; a daughter, Abigail Walters of Belmont; his parents, Ronald and Kathy Walters of Visalia, Cailf.; three sisters, Danielle Walters and Katilyn Walters, both of Visalia, Calif., and Lisa Gellings of Oregon; his grandmother, Lois Keane of Birmingham, Ala.; his mother-in-law, Lorrie Botello of Belmont; two sisters-in-law, Erika Triste and Leticia Botello, both of Belmont.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Henry Keane.

 

ALMA WALTHERS

RIENZI - Alma Owens Walthers, 80, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired employee of Prentiss Manufacturing in Booneville and a member of Glory Hill Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Wilford Knight and Bro. Jim Abercrombie officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Dean Walthers of Rienzi; her daughter, Gertie Newman and husband, Daniel, of Rienzi; five sons, Jim Walthers and wife, Joyce, Donnie Walthers and wife, Tresa, and Ronnie Walthers, all of Booneville, Harold Walthers and wife, Wilma, of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Kenneth Walthers and wife, Barbara, of Jumpertown; a sister, Maxine James of Booneville; 16 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James William and Lola Mae Inman Owens; a son, Roy Dean Walthers; and three brothers.

Visitation will continue until 10 p.m. Wednesday and until service time Thursday.

 

JERRY WALTON

            MANTACHIE ‑ Jerry Donald Walton, 54, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at his home. He was born Nov. 11, 1946, to the late Noonan Allen Wallop and Jyrene Donald Walton. He was an employee of Lift Inc. and also a self-employed carpenter for many years. He was a member of Dorsey Baptist Church. He was an avid antique collector.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McNeece‑Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Dorsey Cemetery.

            Survivors include a daughter, Paige Walton (John R. Sr.) Scott of Saltillo; two brothers, John A. (Joy) Walton of Mantachie and Joe P (Jeanette) Walton of Nashville; three grandchildren, John R. Scott Jr., Julienne Scott and Grace Scott, all of Saltillo three nephews; a great‑niece; a great‑nephew.

            Pallbearers will be Mike Comer, John York, Mike Nanney Gaylord Laden, Pookie Smith and Gary Loden.

            Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to service time today.

 

NORMA Y. WALTON

BALDWYN - Norma Y. Walton, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at the Alcorn Health and Rehab Center. She was a resident of Hesperia, Calif., until moving to Baldwyn in 1994. She was a graduate of Cal-State Long Beach. She was a professor at Fullerton College in California from 1961 until retiring in 1982. She also was a former cosmetology teacher and hairdresser in Glendale, Calif., from 1954-1975. She was a dedicated, lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she was involved with the youth. She was the widow of Kenneth J. Ericksen.

Services will be Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Beaver Dam Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Beaver Dam, Utah. Burial will be at the Beaver Dam Cemetery in Utah. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Michael K. Ericksen and his wife, Ricki, of Baldwyn; a brother, Dennis Young of Buena Park, Calif.; four grandchildren, Allyson Ericksen, Vanessa Ericksen, Ryan Ericksen and his wife, Candy, and Steven Ericksen and his wife, Mandy; four great-grandchildren, Jessica Brigman, Dillan Ericksen, Madison Ericksen and Gracie Ericksen.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

NAOMI RUTH WANSLEY

Mrs. Naomi Ruth Herrington Wansley, 93, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at her home in Hattiesburg.

Services were Thursday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel. Burial was in Our Home Cemetery, 2134 Highway 29 North (Pleasant Ridge Road) with Our Home Universalist Church Lay Minister Linda Foshee officiating. Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wansley was born Dec. 10, 1907, the seventh and last surviving child of Orange and Iva Herrington, a well-known, pioneering family of Jones County. Mr. Herrington was the founder of Our Home Universalist Church.

Mrs. Wansley was preceded in death by her husband, Stogy Fredrick Wansley; one son, William Donald Wansley and his wife, Jo; a son-in-law, Joe Ray Langston of Booneville; three brothers, Watt, Don and Orange Herrington; six sisters, Lettie Poole, Lottie Collins, Birdie Hollomon, Bemice Kelly, Oleta Vance and Donna VanFossen.

She is survived by her children, Irby and Sybil Wansley, Sara and Jimmy Townley, Fred and Barbara Wansley, Dot Langston of Booneville, Clarice Wansley and Iva and Chuck Carter, grandchildren, William Harold Wansley, Fredrick Eugene Wansley, Reeta Wansley Pugh, Neeta Wansley Bamett, George Donald Wansley, Leisa Townely Crum, Tracy Townley Hyde Williams, Christ, Townley Mann, William Robin Wansley, Shawn Fredrick Wansley, Cynthia Langston Lott Bridge, Joseph Cashe Langston, Shane Fredrick Langston, Kelli Naiclaire Carter, Kristopher Weiss Carter and Amanda Laine Carter 22 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gladys Herrington and a brother-in-law, Orville VanFossen.

Pallbearers were Robin and Shawn Wansley, Joey and Shane Langston, Kristopher Carter, Hillary Crum, Bob Williams and Gordon McCloskey.

Memorials may be made to Our Home Church, in care of church treasurer, Joy Cranford, 31 Holly Road, Laurel, MS 39443 or South Mississippi Hospice Association, Hattiesburg, MS.

 

ANDY F. WARD

Andy F. Ward, 86, died Wednesday, September 7, 1983 at the Red Bay Hospital in Red Bay, Ala. He was a retired construction worker, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Tishomingo Masonic Lodge.

Services were at 1 p.m., Sept. 8, at the Deaton Funeral Home chapel in Tishomingo with the Rev. Gerald Chaffin officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo Cemetery

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flonnie Ward of Dennis; a step - daughter, Mrs. Peggy Braswell of College Station, Texas; two sons, Bevin Ward of j Tishomingo and Edward; Ward of Oppolousis, La.; three sisters, Miss Evie Ward of Dennis, 1 Mrs. Minnie Kennedy of Arab, Ala., and Mrs. Katie Epps of Tishomingo; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

 

BARBARA S. WARD

TULSA, Okla. - Barbara Sutherland Ward, 70, of Tulsa, and formerly of Booneville, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, in Tulsa after an extended illness. She was born April 22, 1934, in Booneville to Dr. Hayden and Vivian H. Sutherland. She graduated with honors from Miss. Women's University and enjoyed a long career in women's fashion merchandising. She was later employed by Jenks Public Schools until her retirement in 1996. She was a former member of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and active in the First United Methodist Church in Jenks.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Jenks, Okla. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Booneville Cemetery with Bro. Phillip Box officiating. A visitation will follow from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, jack Ward; one sister, Kay Marshall of Jenks, Okla.; one brother, Dr. William Sutherland of Belleville, Ill.; a niece, Gretchen Sutherland of Atlanta, Ga.; two aunts, Ruby Sutherland of Booneville and Emilie Hollandsworth of Wills Point, Texas; several cousins in Miss. and Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tulsa Alzheimer's Association, 6465 S. Yale, Tulsa, OK 74136 or St. Simeon's Episcopal Home, 3701 North Cinnati, Tulsa, OK 74106.

 

BETTY LOU WARD

BALDWYN - Betty Lou Ward died Friday, March 14, 2003, at her home. She was born July 3, 1964, to Walter Lee Bailey and Nannie V. Shannon. She was a member of Kimbel Chapel at Belden.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Community Church in Baldwyn. N.L. Jones Funeral Home of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three children, Lisa and Kimberly Ward, and Christopher Beaty, all of Baldwyn; her parents, Walter Lee Bailey of Tupelo and Nannie V. Shannon of Belden; five sisters, Lenora Betts, Glynis Bailey and Johnnie Ruth Bailey, all of Pontotoc, Gladis and Raymond Harris of Guntown, and Ruby Shannon of Memphis; four brothers, Alonzo Shannon of Tupelo, Michael and Tarsha Shannon of Baldwyn, Herbert and Donna Bailey of Verona, and John and Renee Dillard of Pontotoc; a grandson, Tyquarius Ward of Baldwyn; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 pm. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

 

GLORIA ANN WARD

Gloria Ann Ward, 63, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Quitman County Hospital and Nursing Home in Marks, Visa‑ following an extended illness,

Services were Friday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Short and Bro. Wayne Craig officiating. Burial Was in Allen Line Cemetery.

Mrs. Ward was born Aug. 6, 1936, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Mitchell Lucy and Mildred Abernathy Lucy. She was a machine operator in the garment industry. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Somerville, Tenn. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading, sewing, growing flowers and interior decorating.

She is survived by five children, Terry Johnson and her husband, Harold, of Booneville, Barry Ward and his wife, Laurie of Memphis, Lisa While and her husband, Sam, of Hernando, Lama Bobbitt and her husband, Harold, of Morgan City, La., and Pamela Snyder and her husband, Billy, of Biloxi: four brothers, Robert Lucy of Somerville, Tenn., Jimmy Craig of Palmer, NJ., Jim Craig of Oakland, Tenn., and Wayne Crag of Fayetteville, Terri Three sisters, Carolyn Leatherwood and Wanda Cannon, both of Somerville, Tenn., and Sue Ventura of Marietta, Ga.; 16 grandchildren and five great‑grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charlie Crunch, Scary Cannon, Bruce Craig, Nicholas Craig, Chris Smith, Aaron Ward and Terry Cartwright.

 

JERRY WARD

BOONEVILLE - Jerry Wayne Ward, 61, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a disabled machinist and a former employee of the Dana Corp. in Corinth. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Onie Ralph and Bro. Johnny Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Brooks Ward of Booneville; a daughter, Venita White and husband, David, of Blue Springs; two sisters, Willowdean Blunt and Christine Davidson, both of Southaven; three grandchildren, Kody Smith, Shannon Smith Cox and Summer Free; three great-grandchildren, Klayton Cox, Ashlee Free and Cameron Free.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Ward, and a brother, James Ward.

Visitation will continue until service time Sunday.

 

JAMES WARD

James E. Ward, 64, of Booneville, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 17, 2001.

Services were Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Onie Ralph officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grave Carl Mr. Wand was disabled and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Lillie Mae Ward.

He is survived by two sisters, Willowdean Blunt and her husband. Thomas, and Christine Davidson, all of Southaven; one brother, Jerry Ward and his wife, Joyce, of Booneville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

JERRY WARD

BOONEVILLE - Jerry Wayne Ward, 61, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a disabled machinist and a former employee of the Dana Corp. in Corinth. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Onie Ralph and Bro. Johnny Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Brooks Ward of Booneville; a daughter, Venita White and husband, David, of Blue Springs; two sisters, Willowdean Blunt and Christine Davidson, both of Southaven; three grandchildren, Kody Smith, Shannon Smith Cox and Summer Free; three great-grandchildren, Klayton Cox, Ashlee Free and Cameron Free.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Ward, and a brother, James Ward.

Visitation will continue until service time Sunday.

 

JACK WARD

MEMPHIS - Kenneth Ray "Jack" Ward, 82, died Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003, at his home in Memphis after a long illness. He was a retired auto repairman with Joe Stewart's Body Shop in Memphis. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific Theatre and the Philippines. He was a member of Getwell Church of Christ, the VFW and WOW.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at 'McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Gary McDade officiating. Burial will be in Allen Line Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Maxine Taylor Ward; three daughters, Sherry Hughes and husband, Larry, Collierville, Sandra Ward of Memphis and Shelby Hartman of Miami, Ha.; a sister, Nell Martin of Dennis; a granddaughter, Jennifer Palmer, a grandson, Reginald Hughes; a great-granddaughter, Katie Palmer.

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

Pallbearers will be Bobby Ward, Reginald Hughes, Ricky Hall, Billy Ward, Marshall Davis, Floyd Henry, Scott Palmer and Skippy Martin.

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

 

JIM WARD

BOONEVILLE - Jim Ward, 74, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was the clinical director of care at the Savannah Addiction Treatment Services. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Booneville with Father Henry Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Ward of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Ward, and two brothers, Peter Ward and John Ward.

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

 

MRS. W. H. WARD

MRS. W. H. WARD PASSES AWAY

            Wednesday morning, March 26, at about 11 o'clock, Mrs. W. H. Ward passed from this land of taxes, pains and sor­rows to the land of peace and rest. In addition to her family, and relatives a host of friends, mourn her passing, for her life as a bright and cheerful one.

            She had been in failing health for several months and early Wednesday morning, March 13; a sudden attack of paralysis involved irreparable damage to her spine and head which car­ried her away. However, she recovered somewhat and was carried to the Anderson Clinic at Booneville Saturday morn­ing. Doctors, nurses and family did everything loving hands could do, but God saw fit to call her home and stopped the beating of her generous heart and stilled her useful hands.

            She was the daughter of W. N. and Sophronia Searcy. She was born in Prentiss County where she spent the greater part of her life. She had lived in Tishomingo County for the past ten years and has made a host of friends.

            She was the mother of mine children of whom eight are still living. Those who mourn her passing are her husband, W. H. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Ward and children, Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Ward and children, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Henry and children, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Davis and chil­dren, Mr. and Mrs. Ras Martin hand Jewel and Jack Ward, be­sides a number of other relatives and friends.

            Evidence of the grief that at­tended her gassing was shown in the expressions of love and sympathy of a stream of friends

            I who came to her home to be with her for the last time, also the beautiful floral offerings.

On Thursday afternoon at two o'clock Bro. Whitener of Tishomingo said the last words over her body at Allen Line School The auditorium presented scene of beauty with the rich floral tribute nicely arranged the was laid to rest in the Pine grove cemetery with McMillan and Son in charge.

            Mother, our hearts are broken. Every smile hides a tear we loved you very much any its so hard to give you up.

            Yet, we must press on. You would not have us to spend sorrowful hours. You would want us to rejoice in your new found happiness.

            We have the memory of a strong lovable character in you.

We resolve to become more like the ideal you have inspired us to seek. You are not dead, mother you. live in the hearts of those you left behind.

 

 

ANNIE MAE "SWEETIE" WARREN

Annie Mae "Sweetie" Warren, 97, of Baldwyn, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5. Burial was in Wolf Creek Cemetery. Local survivors include three daughters, Levada McGaha, Ola Lytle and Ella Barnett, allot Baldwyn; and a son, Will Warren Jr. of Baldwyn.

 

CHARLES WARDLOW

BOONEVILLE ‑ Charles Nor man Wardlow, 54, died Monday Aug. 23, 1999. at the North Missis smpi Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1945, in Booneville to George Lee Wardlow and Alma Susan Brown Wardlow. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was warehouse manager for Heartland Building Products for the past 18 years. He enjoyed swimming and basketball.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Morgan officiating, Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Arnold Wardlow, whom he married Sept, 2, 1988; a daughter. Jamie Lee Wardlow of the home; two sons. Chuckle Wardlow of Booneville and Scotty Wardlow of Chicago; his moth­er, Alma Wardlow of Booneville, five sisters, Betty Weaver of Chicago, Mary Carpenter of Rienzi, and Joann Sims, Evelyn McVey and Martha Brewer, all of Booneville; four grand­children, Chris Wardlow, Tina Ward­low, Tommy Wardlow and Jenny Wardlow.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Wardlow, and three brothers, George F. Wardlow, Shorty Wardlow and John Wardlow.

Pallbearers will be Donald Harris, James Strange, Edwin Votes, Steve Wroten, George Wren and Heath Horns.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of the shipping depart­ment at Heartland Building Products.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

SUE J. WARDLOW

CORINTH - Sue J. Wardlow, 67, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a retired materials handler for the former Halls Printing Company. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Coleman Family Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Bobby Ray Hutcheson of Starkville, Dennis Hutcheson and wife, Ginger, of Jackson Creek, Tenn., and Carol Hutcheson and wife, Sheila, and John Latch and wife, Christy, all of Corinth; three daughters, Peggy Sue Bonds and husband, James Harold, of Glen, and Sarah Angelou and husband, Chrest, and Clara Jean Latch, all of Corinth; two sisters, Daisey Dean Caldwell and husband, Sam, and Mary Suiter, all of Kossuth; 13 grandchildren, Ann Bonds, Elvis Bonds, Robert Hutcheson, Shannon Bonds, Jacob Hutcheson, Lena Angelou, Dezaray Latch, Caitlin Hutcheson, Preston Hutcheson, Paige Latch, Nicole Latch, Anna Latch and MacKenzie Hutcheson; a great-grandchild, Tristan Brimingham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Wayne and Clara Wilbanks Sanders; two brothers, James "Sack" Sanders and Edward Sanders; a sister, Mottie Bizzell; and two grandchildren.

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

 

ALICE WARE

BOONEVILLE - Alice Virginia Ware, 65, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at her home. She worked at Tops Bar-B-Q in Memphis for 19 years. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Lonnie Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, James Ware and wife, Mary, of Walnut, and Tim Ware of Memphis; her companion, Joe Stagner of Booneville; six sisters, Ceretha England, Jewel Holland, Shirley Kennedy and husband, Jackie, and Dorothy Harris, all of Booneville, Amanda Loomis and husband, Archie, of Trempealeau, Wis., and Ann Cameron and husband, Cecil, of Bristol, Wis.; three brothers, Hershel Strickland, Junior Strickland and wife, Ruby, and J. Lee Strickland and wife, Mary, all of Booneville; a grandson, Stevie Ware; two step grandsons, Jonathan and Jeremy Lemons; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Joshua and Bessie Stricklen, and Jeff and Roxie Ware Stricklen; her husband, T.C. Ware; three stepdaughters, June Cooper, Mary Austin and Carol Sprinkle; a grandson, Christopher Ware; three sisters, Etna Swader, Helen Brown and Elsie Caviness; three brothers, Jessie Strickland, Chester Strickland and Udell Strickland.

Visitation will continue until 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

 

MRS. CURTIS WARNICK

BOONEVILLE - Mrs. Curtis Durell "Jane McGreger" Warnick died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was bom in Calhoun County to the late Dock McGreger and C. Matte Clay McGreger. She lived the last 50 years in Booneville, but had resided for six months at Rosewood Personal Care Home. She began her working career as a teacher in Chickasaw County. She later managed Tiger Grill at Northeast Mississippi Community College and was in retail at Patrick's Dress Shop in Booneville. She helped her late husband, Curtis D. Wamick, in the operation of North East Mississippi Milk Producers and in the management of rental real estate. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Booneville.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in Houston with the Rev. C.D. Edge, the Rev. Mike Childs and the Rev. Shelton Ivy officiating.

Survivors include one daughter, Rose Warnick Clayton of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Eric W. Clayton of the Blair community and Patrick McGreger Clayton of Saltillo; one great-grandson, Robert Zachery Clayton; two sisters, Lavee Bryant of Calhoun City and Geri Gillespie and her husband, Ray, of Memphis; one brother, C.O. McGreger and his wife, Elizabeth, of Reid; her aunt, Zula Warnick of Houston: two brothers-inlaw, Ervine Warnick and his wife, Ann, of Houston and Dr. Rex Warnick and his wife, Eleanor, of Union; nine nieces, four nephews and several great-nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, William Dirk Clayton; her sister, Myrtle Logan and her husband, S.J.; and one nephew, Donnie Warnick.

Visitation will be at her church Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Cr 136, No. 318, Pittsboro, Miss., 39851.

 

 

ALYSSA WARREN

DENNIS - Alyssa Raina Warren, infant daughter of Joshua and Heather Warren of Dennis, was born and died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at the Helen Keller Hospital.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at East Prentiss Cemetery at New Site with Bro. Bobby Stancil officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Ben and Gail Hisaw of Red Bay, Ala., Tim and Sheila Kelton of Gloster, Bobby and Sherry Tate of Golden, and Elnora Marie Martinez and Stevie Garcia of Fresno, Calif.; her great-grandparents, Cliff and Becky Kelton of Amory, and Kathy Huganin of Visalia, Calif.; her great-great-grandmother, Gladys Bennett of Golden.

She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Jennifer Raina Haithcock.

Family and close friends will meet at the home of Joshua and Heather Warren after the service.

 

ESTELLA WARREN

BOONEVILLE ‑ Estella Votes Warren., 92, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at the North Mississippi Med­ical Center in Tupelo after a brief Ill­ness. She was a member of First United Free Will Baptist Church of Booneville She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Warren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Yates; and one son. John Edward Warren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Millender and the Rev. Benny McKinney officiat­ing. Burial will be in Carolina Ceme­tery.

Survivors include several cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:30 until 9 p.m. today and until service time Monday.

 

HERLEN WARREN

CORINTH - Herlen Warren, 80, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of St. Rest M. B. Church and a member of James A. Long American Legion Post No. 207. He was retired from Wilson Dam and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was Corinth's first black policeman.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at the Macedonia M. B. Church with the Rev. W. D. Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth National Cemetery. Grayson's Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel Warren of Corinth; three daughters, Anita Wallace and husband, Quintorius, of Corinth, Patricia Chapman and husband, Michael, of Houston, Texas, and Velvet Smith of Rockford, Ill.; one sister, Helen Warren of Michie, Tenn.; four sisters-in-law; eight nieces; eight nephews; a very special friend, Clyde Nance; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orlanda and Nannie Warren; four brothers; four sisters; and a close friend, Raymond Dyer.

Pallbearers will be the members of James A. Long American Legion Post No. 207.

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

 

RICHARD WARREN

BALDWYN - Richard E. "Little Boy" Warren, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 14, 1931, to the late Elizabeth Warren and Pauly Harvell. He was an employee of JESCO Construction Company for 15 years and Hayes Construction for 20 years. He was a member of Sand Hill M.B. Church. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sand Hill M.B. Church at Baldwyn with the Rev. Lincoln Bradley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his twin brother, Robert Warren of Baldwyn; a son, Timothy Lord Price and wife, Beverly, of Tupelo; a daughter, Alieen Cummings of Chicago; two grandchildren, Paris Vanorsdale and Timothy Richard Lord Price II; a great-grandchild, Tamira Ewing; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Warren of Baldwyn; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Warren Scales; his father, Pauly Harvell; and 11 siblings.

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

 

BOB WARREN

Robert L. "Bob" Warren, 63, of Marietta, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident on Hwy. 371 near Marietta.

A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.

He was bom Feb. 15, 1937, to Chick and Ruth Warren. He was employed at Quartet GBC in Booneville for the past six years since moving here from Illinois. He was a veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby Gean Warren of Marietta; two sons, Ricky Warren and his wife, Sandy, of Steger, Ill., and Robbie Warren and his wife, Becky, of Springfield, Ore.; two daughters, Heather Moore and her husband, Steve, and Tara Rice and her husband, Bob, all of Springfield, Ore.; three stepdaughters, Shelia Hom, Yolanda Fierro and Deddie Fierro, all of Gurnee, Ill.; his mother, Ruth Honn of Illinois; a brother, Pete Warren of Illinois; seven grandchildren, Ricky, Josh, Johnnie, Levi, Zachrey, Nathan and Ashley; and nine step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a granddaughter, Kyrstine Jean Moore.

 

RUBIE WARREN

RIENZI - Rubie Lee Warren, 75, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired cook for the Westside Nursing Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Rienzi with the Rev. Leroy Harris officiating. Burial will be in Rienzi Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five sons, Edward Warren and Michael Warren of Gary, Ind., Rickey Warren and Michael Arbuckle of Rienzi, and Charles Warren and wife, Frances, of Augusta, Ga.; three daughters, Jeanette Williams and husband, James, and Pamela Edwards, all of Gary, Ind., and Patricia Warren of Rienzi; a special friend, Lenell Harris of Rienzi; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Warren; her parents, James Earnest and Texanna Harris; two children, William Warren and Diana Warren; two sisters, Ester Sorrell and Inez Lusk; six brothers, Elvester, Walter F., Z.A., Herbert, Leroy and Garfield Earnest; and a grandson, Michael Warren Jr.

 

SAM WARREN

BALDWYN - Sam Warren died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at the Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. He was born June 1, 1915, to the late Mark and Lucy Warren. He was a lifelong member of Sandhill M.B. Church. He was a retired, 30-year employee of Delta International. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed singing and was a member of the Northeast Mississippi Singing Convention.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sandhill M.B. Church in Baldwyn with the Rev. Lincoln Bradley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Kohlhiem of Baldwyn; four sons, James Warren of Baldwyn, T. Charles Warren and wife, Shirley, of Detroit, Mich., Mitchell Warren and wife, Elaine, of Chicago, and Duane Warren and wife, Joyce, of Baldwyn; 34 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-grat-grandchildren; five nieces; two nephews; a brother-in-law, John A. Scales and wife, Rosie, of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Scales Warren; two children, Bonnie Faye Cummings and Lee Earnest Warren; his parents; five sisters; and a brother.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Kohlhiem, Roscoe Taylor, Duane Warren, Patrick McCoy, Calvin Warren, Shawn Warren and Robert McCoy.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday. The family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

 

PAULINE WASHBURN

RIENZI - Pauline Thompson Washburn, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at her home. She was a homemaker and attended Smith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Glen Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Estelle Johnson and husband, Arlen, of Rienzi; a sister-in-law, Jean Thompson of Rienzi; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter O. Washburn; an infant daughter, Jennie Iris Washburn; a son, Jimmy Washburn; a sister, Irene Caviness and husband, Harold Phillips; and three brothers, Neal Thompson and wife, Lena, C.D. Thompson and wife, Vera, and Curley Thompson.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Thompson, Mark Johnson, Billy Johnson, Ronnie Phillips, Jason Frost and Brian Kelly.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

KATHLEEN G. WATERS

Kathleen G. Waters, 90, of Tupelo, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Beverly Health Care-Eason in Tupelo after a long illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 23. Burial was in Campbelltown Cemetery.

Local survivors include a niece, Louise Lofton of Baldwyn.

 

LAWRENCE EARL WATERS

Lawrence Earl Waters, 77, of McLean, Va., died of complications from kidney failure Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000 in Arlington Hospital in Arlington, Va. He was the son of William Tyson Waters and Mattie Jane Tapp Waters of Booneville.

Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Arlington with Pastor Neal D. McKinley officiating. Eulogies were delivered by Walter Braudis, friend and husband of his niece, Barbara Burress Braudis, and granddaughters, Doris Ann Rollins Pierce and Chelsea Renee Waters. Burial was in National Memorial Park Cemetery in Falls Church, Va. next to his wife, Doris Carter Waters, who preceded him in death in August 1999.

Mr. Waters was born and reared in Prentiss County. He moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1941, married, raised a family and retired there. He often returned to Booneville to visit family and friends. His final 22 years in the work force were spent as Business Agent and Treasurer of Local 67 Brewery and Beverage Drivers of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union in Washington, D.C. He also served as president of International Joint Council 55. He attended New Hope Baptist Church, was a member of Sharon Masonic Lodge and an Army veteran. He' was an avid stock market watcher and investor, fisherman, country farmer and traveler.

He is survived by his daughter. Lora L. Rollins of Mine Run, Va.; three sons, Lawrence L. Waters of Rhoadesville, Va., Robert E. Waters of Arlington, Va., and William T. Waters of Troutville, Va.; a brother, Herman Lee Waters and his wife, Annie Pearl Alexander Waters and another sister in law, Marjorie Oakley Waters, all of Booneville; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, all of Virginia; several nieces and nephews and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William Milton Waters; two sisters, Elizabeth Christine Waters Burress and Mattis Alline Waters Pressley.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Ronald Rollins, Lawrence Nelson Waters, Robert Milton Waters and Kevin Earl Waters; a great grandson, Christopher Rollins, husbands of granddaughters; Teddy Carr and Carl Pierce and family friend, Thomas Shewey.

 

PEARL WATERS

BALDWYN - Pearl Walters, 91, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Ingram Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charlie Ransier and Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Jewell Tapp and husband, Clyde, of Baldwyn; a son, Doug Waters and wife, Bernice, of Baldwyn; four sisters, Mable McGee and Nadine Carpenter, both of Baldwyn, Louise Thompson of Kenosha, Wis., and Grace Lee of Meridian; a brother, Presley Gamble of Marked Tree, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Kellie McCarley, Hunt Kirk, Jane Bone, Mike Waters, Betsy Gibbs, Ricky Tapp, Mark Tapp and Arty Tapp; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Waters; her parents, Jim and Alta Gamble; and five brothers, Earl Gamble, Doc Gamble, J.W. Gamble, Eugene Gamble and Roy Gamble.

Pallbearers will be Hunt Kirk, Mike Waters, Ricky McCarley, Ricky Tapp, Mark Tapp, Arty Tapp, Bobby Gibbs and Danny Waters.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lebanon Cemetery fund.

 

WILLIAM FRANCIS "BILL" WATERS SR.

Services for William Francis "Bill" Waters Sr. were Dec. 15 at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Waters, 75, died Dec. 13, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 24, 1927, in Guntown to the late Earl and Lois Hooper Waters. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from sales and truck driving. He enjoyed the outdoors.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Waters Britt and her husband, Carl, of TchuIa. Patty Waters Tucker and Kathy Waters Carlock, both of Tupelo; one son William Francis "Billy" Waters Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.: the children's mother, Betty Ballard Waters of Tupelo; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Tucker Oliver, Bo Britt, Deana Carlock, Jaime Lyn Trotter, Traci Car:ock, Tad Tucker, Zack Waters and Ashley Waters; four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Oliver, Reed Tucker, Hannah Trotter and Bailey Britt; one brother, Bob Waters of Pontotoc.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Britt, Rodney Oliver, Jeffrey Oliver, Tad Tucker, Zack Waters, Terry Carlock, Carl Britt and Don Burcham.

Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 or to the American Lung Association. P.O. Box 9865, Jackson. MS 39296.

 

DAVID G. WATKINS

MICHIE, Tenn. - David G. Watkins, 60, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at his home. He was a member of Grace Bible Baptist Church in Corinth. He was appointed by Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter on Feb. 9, 1990, to serve as a Colonel Aide de Camp.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman-Family Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Donald Sculley officiating. Burial will be in the Michie Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery in Michie, Tenn.

Survivors include a daughter, Misty W. Huff of Corinth; a stepson, Paul Braddock of Corinth; two brothers, Paul Dean Watkins and wife, Clyster, of Corinth and Billy Joe Watkins and wife, Kathryn, of Lemant, Ill.; two grandsons, Austin Huff and Blake Huff, both of Corinth; his former wife and best friend, Doris Watkins Studdard of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal Watkins and Maggie Davis Watkins; and two brothers, Fred Watkins and Floyd Watkins.

 

DON WATKINS

CORINTH - Donald Kelly "Don" Watkins, 61, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. He was a truck driver and a member of North Corinth Baptist Church. He loved his family and friends, and enjoyed listening to the scanner and visiting the coffee shops.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Chris Watkins, and Phil Watkins and wife, Brandy, all of Pontotoc; a daughter, Kelley Robinson and husband, Sandy, of Pontotoc; five grandchildren, Josh Robinson, Tanner Robinson, Reagan Robinson, Colton Watkins and Sara Beth Watkins; a brother, Bobby Gene Watkins and wife, Jan, of Boonsboro, Md.; two sisters, Peggy Holder and husband, Jim, and Carolyn Dunn and husband, Tommy, all of Corinth; nieces, Cassie Lancaster and husband, Mike, Lisa Benjamin and husband, Brett, and Tina Dunn; nephews, Jimmy Jumper and wife, Melinda, David Jumper and wife, Tammy, Tim Jumper and wife, Wendy, Andy McDaniel and wife, Charlotte, Michael Watkins and wife, Judy, and Robert Watkins and wife, Debbie.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Watkins; his mother, Vada Helen Wegmann Watkins; and a sister, Brenda Joyce Watkins.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Jumper, David Jumper, Tim Jumper, Andy McDaniel, Larry "Roscoe" Hearn and James Crum.

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

 

SONNY WATKINS

CORINTH - David Harold "Sonny" Watkins, 53, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Dec. 4, 1949, in Alcorn County to Willie D. and Marie West Watkins. He was a member of South Corinth Baptist Church. He was a bricklayer and a handyman.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Trent Nethery officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Rickman Watkins of Corinth; his mother, Marie Bowen of Glen; a son, James "Punkin" Watkins and wife, Shoda, of Rienzi; four brothers, Larry Wiginton, Greg Wiginton, Carl Wiginton and Thurston Wiginton, all of Glen; two sisters, Ann Smith of Iuka and Sue Wilbanks of Corinth; a granddaughter, Jamine Marie Watkins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie D. Watkins; two daughters, Betty Jean Watkins and Marie Ann Watkins; and two sons, Sonny David Watkins and David Henry Watkins.

Pallbearers will be Kim Hammond, Jamie Rickman, Bobby Rickman, Billy Morrison, James Gray and Eugene Rickman.

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

 

ELMER D. WATKINS

CORINTH - Elmer D. Watkins, 91, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a retired brick mason and carpenter, and a member of North Corinth Baptist Church. He enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Coln Cemetery in McNairy County, Tenn.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Troxell of Glen and Faye Carmack of Corinth; two stepsons, James Troxell and Joe Penton of Meridian; a stepdaughter, Omie Echerd of Taylorsville, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, Linda Hood, Rebecca Morelock, Debra Terry, Charles Rushing, Steve Little, Keith Little, Carol Derrick, Darrell Troxel, Ron Troxel and Lisa Thomas; 17 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Watkins; three sisters, Jamie Smith, Orgie Lambert and Ethel Smith; a son, Elmer O'Neal Watkins; a brother, Eugene Watkins; and three stepsons, Tommy, Harold and Doug Troxell.

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

 

HELEN WATKINS

BALDWYN ‑ Helen Louise Watkins, 63, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at her home in Baldwyn. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.

Somers will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Zion’s Rest Cemetery

Survivors include her mother, Ollie Edna Caldwell of Baldwyn: one daughter. Mary Edna White of Roseville, Tenn., we sons, Lloyd Watkins of Holly Springs and Anthony Watkins of Rossville. Tenn.; two grandchildren. Lloyd Michael Spencer of Louisiana and Nathan Di Watkins of Tennessee.

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

 

MRS. RAY WATKINS

Rites Held For Mrs. Ray Watkins Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ray Watkins of Annandale, Va., were held Tuesday, July 14, at 11:00 in Arlington, Va.

Mrs. Watkins died Saturday, July 11. She is the former Lillian Googe. Her father was a former sheriff of Prentiss County, She is a sister to Mrs. Jim Thomas of near Booneville.

She is survived by her husband and four children and five sisters: Effie, Aurora, Mitty, Mary, and Marie.

 

SHERRIE WATKINS

Sherrie Watkins, 42, of Staten Island, N.Y., died unexpectedly Sun­day, May 13, 2001, at her home.

A private graveside service was held Friaay, May 18, at noon at Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of ar­rangements.

Ms. Watkins worked for Pfizer Pharmaceutical Co. as a chemical engineer. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Georgia Box.

She is survived by her parents, Howard and Betty Watkins of North Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, Beau Watkins of Dallas, Texas; two grandmothers, Hazel Dorminy of North Little Rock, Ark., and Eunice Watkins of Columbia, S.C.

 

VADA WATKINS

CORINTH - Vada Helen Watkins, 87, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Charlie Browning, the Rev. Warren Jones and her grandson, Jimmy Jumper, officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Gene Watkins and wife, Jan, of Boonsboro, Md., and Donald Watkins of Corinth; two daughters, Peggy Holder and husband, Jim, and Carolyn Dunn and husband, Tommy, all of Corinth; 12 grandchildren, Michael Gene Watkins, Robert Watkins and wife, Debbie, Cassie Lancaster and husband, Mike, Jimmy Jumper and wife, Melinda, David Jumper and wife, Tammy, Timothy Jumper and wife, Wendy, Kelly Robertson and husband, Sandy, Chris Watkins, Phil Watkins and wife, Brandy, Andy McDaniel and wife, Charlotte, Lisa Benjamin and husband, Brett, and Tina Dunn; 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Essilean Wegmann; a daughter, Brenda Joyce Watkins; four brothers, Emile Wegmann, Frank Wegmann, Grady Wegmann and Johnny Wegmann; and a sister, Veoni Crum.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Jumper, David Jumper, Tim Jumper, Andy McDaniel, Chris Watkins, Phil Watkins, Robert Watkins and Michael Watkins.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Monday.

 

MRS. BERVIL ELDER WATSON

Mrs. Bervil Elder Watson, 80, of North Carrollton, Miss., died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

Services were Friday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Lee Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Vicki Landrum and the Rev. Joe Landrum officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Watson was born in Prentiss County June 28, 1919. She was a retired school teacher. A member of North Carrollton United Methodist Church, she was a founding member of Twilighters Senior Adult Group. She was a, graduate of George Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., and received a masters degree front Mississippi State University. She served as county extension home economist in Grenada, Tunica and Carroll County.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Arnie Watson of North Carrollton, Miss.; a sister, Doreene Elder of Booneville; a brother, Orphus Elder of Ripley; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Barry Lann, Rencher Lann, Delbert Edwards, Derrick Valentine, Dayton Harris, Glen Hoge, Johnny Summerville and George Shackelford.

Memorials may be made to North Carrollton United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

CHARLES DAVID "BUBBA" WATSON

Charles David "Bubba" Watson, 38, of Iuka, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001. Funeral services were held Monday Oct. 29. Burial was in Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Iuka.

Local survivors include a sister, Teresa Lambert of Booneville.

 

EMERY WATSON

BALDWYN - Emery Hugh Watson, 81 died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at h residence. He was a retired carpenter and a farmer. He was a member of the Lebanon Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with the Re Keith Gaughf officiating. Burial will be the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 67 year Mable Arnold Watson of Baldwyn; or son, Louis Ray Watson and his wife, Carolyn, of Baldwyn; one grandson, Mitchell Watson and his wife, Karen, of Baldwyn one granddaughter, Debbie Gray an her husband, Shane, of Baldwyn; h great-grandchildren, Kayla and Just Watson and Betheny and Katelyn Gray all of Baldwyn; one sister, Violet Baggett of Baldwyn; several nieces an nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blount Watson; or brother, Goffry Watson; three sister Dovie Watson, Estella Morrow an Grace Robison.

Pallbearers will be James Gorden Robison, Billy Robison, Mazie Steele, Douglas McGill, Joe Baggett and Jen Baggett.

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

 

FELPS WATSON

IUKA - Felps Watson, 78, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala. He was a retired crane operator for Danley Machines in Cicero, Ill. He loved yard work, animals and his family.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Oak Grove Cemetery with Mr. Buddy James officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jimmie M. Watson of Iuka; three daughters, Brenda Zion and her husband, Ken, of Villa Park, Ill., Cathy Vandiver and her husband, Doug, of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Barbara Halstead and her husband, Rick, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; four sisters; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Myrtle Watson.

Pallbearers will be Doug Vandiver, Rick Halstead, Ken Zion, Ed McAuley, Ron Barnett and Jimmy Monroe.

 

 

MRS. MATTIE WATSON

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at Siloam for Mrs. Mattie Lee Finch Watson, who died at the home of her daughter in Bay St. Louis Tuesday. The body was brought to Booneville Tuesday night, with McMillian in charge.

Services were conducted by Elder J. M. Bullard. Mrs. Watson was a member of the New Hope Primitive Church.

A resident of Booneville for many years, Mrs. Watson had a devoted circle of friends who deeply regret her passing. The daughter of George W. and Mary Vandeuander Finch, earliest settlers of the New Site community, she grew up in the old Finch home, which stood for more than one hundred years on the same site, and has in recent years been the location of the New Site post office. She married Dr. W. A. Watson in 1904, and the couple made their home in Booneville during Dr. Watson's professional partnership of more than twelve years with W. V. Davis.

Mrs. Watson had been in declining health for four or five years, but only in the past few weeks had her condition became grave. She was residing with her daughter Mrs. Charlie Stone, in Bay St. Louis.

Surviving also are one brother W. W. Finch of New Site; and four sisters, Mrs. Levada Nicholson of Jonesboro, Ark, Mrs. Mary Ford of New Site and Mrs.. Henry Pike of Houston, Texas.

Nephews served as pallbearers.

The sincere sympathy of friends is extended to the family in their loss.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent, Thursday, April 25, 1946

Submitted by: Ruby Rorie

 

MRS. MATTIE WATSON

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at Siloam for Mrs. Mattie Lee Finch Watson, who died at the home of her daughter in Bay St. Louis Tuesday. The body was brought to Booneville Tuesday night, with McMillian in charge.

Services were conducted by Elder J. M. Bullard. Mrs. Watson was a member of the New Hope Primitive Church.

A resident of Booneville for many years, Mrs. Watson had a devoted circle of friends who deeply regret her passing. The daughter of George W. and Mary Vandeuander Finch, earliest settlers of the New Site community, she grew up in the old Finch home, which stood for more than one hundred years on the same site, and has in recent years been the location of the New Site post office. She married Dr. W. A. Watson in 1904, and the couple made their home in Booneville during Dr. Watson's professional partnership of more than twelve years with W. V. Davis.

Mrs. Watson had been in declining health for four or five years, but only in the past few weeks had her condition became grave. She was residing with her daughter Mrs. Charlie Stone, in Bay St. Louis.

Surviving also are one brother W. W. Finch of New Site; and four sisters, Mrs. Levada Nicholson of Jonesboro, Ark, Mrs. Mary Ford of New Site and Mrs.. Henry Pike of Houston, Texas.

Nephews served as pallbearers.

The sincere sympathy of friends is extended to the family in their loss.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent, Thursday, April 25, 1946

 

WILLIAM T. WATSON

VERONA ‑ William T. Watson, 71, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at his home in Verona after a sudden illness. He was a native of Webster County and a longtime resident of Verona. He was a retired cable splicer for South Central Bell with 37 years of service. He was a graduate of Eupora High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Verona. He enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Verona with the Rev. Owen Riddick and the Rev. David Hamilton officiating Burial will be in the Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pagoda Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Vera S. Watson of Verona; three daughters, Kathryn Tate and Denise Wiseman, both of Brewer, and Julia Morgan of the Athens community: five sons. William T. Watson Jr. of Manchester, Tenn., Woody Watson of Belmont, Michael Watson of Old Union community, Bryant Watson of Brewer and Lee Watson of Guntown; one sister, Sue Boatman of Eupora; three brothers, Edward Watson of Austin, Texas, Charles Watson of the Palmetto community and Murphy Watson of Tupelo 22 grandchildren; one great‑grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Jim Watson, Russ Watson, Myron Watson, Paul Watson, David Boatman and Richard Sanchez.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services. During this time, the family will receive friends in the fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to the Telephone Pioneers Camp Bluebird.

 

EDWARD EARL WATTS

GOLDEN - Edward Earl Watts, 63, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, in

Fulton. He was born Aug. 1, 1940, in Itawamba County to the late Jessie and Letha Crouse Watts. He was a truck driver and a member of the Church of God.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eulon Pruitt and Mike Deaton officiat­ing. Burial will be in Snowdown Ceme­tery in luka.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey M. Watts of Golden; three daughters, Shelia Davidson, Sherry Anderson and husband, Mark, and Leatha Watts and friend, Dale, all of Rock Is­land, Ill.; six sisters, Louise Cromeans of Fulton, Quinnie Johnson and hus­band, Earnest, of Fulton, Billie Pharr and husband, Harold, of Marietta, Bobbie Jones, and Shirley Dayenian and husband, Paul, all of Zion, Ill.; and Betty South and husband, Omer, of Muskogee, Okla.; two brothers, Leroy Watts and wife, Mary, of Gold­en, and Clayton Watts and wife, Louise, of Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchil­dren, two great-grandchildren.

He as preceded in death by a wife, Sarah Watts, in 1981; his parents; two sons, James and Gary Watts; a brother, James Thomas Watts; and a brother-in­law, Marvin Cromeans.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Wheeler, Eudy Perez, Garcia Salvador, Jackie Johnson, Micah Funderburk, Jeremy Funderburk and Oneal Funderburk.

 

ELBERT C. WATTS

BURNSVILLE - Elbert C. Watts, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a retired employee of Certified Groceries in Chicago and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charlie Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Rutledge-Salem Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include one daughter, Dora Stevens of Burnsville; one son, Elbert Whitman Watts, and his wife, Mary, of Glen; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae Watts; a daughter, Anita Bullard; a grandson, Stan Bullard; and a great-grandson, Dusty Wiginton.

Pallbearers will be John Alexander, Stan Davis, Buster Watts, Terry Laird, Jamie Walker, Randy Walker, Bobby Johnson and Mike Epperson.

Visitation will be at the home of Randy and Lisa Walker in Burnsville.

 

ISAAC WATTS

BALDWYN - Isaac Leon Watts, 82, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born Feb. 25, 1922, in Newton to the late Drummond and Fannie Watts. He married Justine Loraine Copeland on May 18, 1948, in Holly Springs; she preceded him in death. He attended Newton Public Schools, graduated from Mississippi Industrial College and attended Indiana University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as a principal, teacher and head coach for 36 years in the Clarksdale Public School District, Baldwyn School District and Mississippi Industrial College. He was a member of Mt. Nebo CME Church of Baldwyn. He was past president and a Paul Harris Fellow of Baldwyn Rotary Club.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Nebo CME Church with the Rev. Paul A. Freeman Jr. officiating. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Hester Watts Buie and husband, Larry, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Quoinsetta Watts Franklin and husband, Alvin, of Jackson; four grandchildren, Andrea Buie, Adrienne Buie, Tiffany Franklin and Alvin Rashad Franklin.

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

 

JAMIE WEATHERBEE

BOONEVILLE - James Tyler "Jamie" Weatherbee, 16, died Friday, May 7, 2004, in an automobile accident in Booneville. His good friend, Adam Pollard, also died in the accident. He was a Baptist and a sophomore at Thrasher High School. He was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhart fan.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charlie Cooper and Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Dogwood Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include his parents, Wesley and Julie Weatherbee; a brother, John Weatherbee; his grandparents, Billy and Donna Sue Hivley of Corinth, Cecil "Cotton" and Jackie Weatherbee of Rienzi; his great-grandmother, Beatrice Overton of Corinth; his aunts, Carol Brawner of Corinth, Paula Grimes and her husband, Chris, of Corinth, Marsha Glidewell and her husband, Mike, of Corinth; his uncles, James Paul Moore Jr. and his wife, Tootles, of Booneville, Keith Hivley and his wife, Lisa, of Ramer, Tenn., and Jimmy H. Weatherbee and his wife, Tootie, of Booneville; a niece, Ayiania; a special friend, Heather Buse of Rienzi; a host of great-uncles and great-aunts, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Paul Moore; his great-grandparents, Rev. James H. and Pauline Moore, Jamie Barker, Alma and John Weatherbee and Lawrence and Lena Ford; and his friend, Jimmy Dixon.

Pallbearers will be Chris Bryn, Justin Bridges, Brett Patten, Cody Cummings, Matthew Lee, Bradley Huddleston and Rod Stokes. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow 10th grade class members of Thrasher High School.

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

 

JERRY WEATHERS-CURTIS

GUYS, Tenn. - Jerry Lee Weathers-Curtis, 41, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was a member of the Freewill Living Christian Church of Memphis. He enjoyed dancing, singing, gardening and flowers.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth.

Survivors include his father, Jerry Wayne Weathers of Glen; his partner for life, Samuel Curtis of Guys, Tenn.; two sons, Timothy Curtis and Bryson Curtis, both of Guys, Tenn.; a daughter, Teffanie Curtis of Guys, Tenn.; two brothers, Billy Weathers and wife, Amy, of Corinth and Timothy Weathers of Glen; a special mother-in-law, Peggy Tesseneer and husband, David, of Booneville; two sisters-in-law, Lisa McCoy and husband, Steve, of Glen, and Tammy Bain and husband, Brian, of Burnsville; nieces and nephews, Chris Weathers, Megan Weathers, Lana Boone, Beth Bain, Laken Braudway, Andrew Crum, Kenny Weathers, Linda Jean Weathers, Becky Nolen and husband, Taylor, Angel King, Landon Braudway and Sarah Bain; great-nieces, Alyssa Kate Nolen and Emily Faith Nolen.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Barnes Weathers, and a special friend, April Dawn Davis.

 

LEONA WEATHERS

Leona Lee Weathers, 75, of Ecru, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

She worked in the past at Marietta Manufacturing and attended Little Brown Freewill Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Arlin Weathers who lied in 1975.

Services were Wednesday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial was in Joel Cemetery.

She is survived by four daughters, Patricia Wallis and husband, Robert, of Ramer, Tenn., Brenda Edge, Debra Little and Vicki Davis and husband, Kerry, all of Ecru; three sons, Jerry Weathers of Bethel Springs, Tenn., David Weathers and wife, Laura, of Selmer, Tenn., and Garry Weathers and wife, Barbara, of New Albany; one brother, Gene Provins and wife, Vernell of Portage, Ind.; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bessie Davis Provins; a sister, Ruby Kennedy; two brothers, Edmond and Avon Provins; and a grandson, Jerry Lee Weathers.

 

RICHARD "ROSIE" WEATHERS

BELMONT - Richard Arvil "Rosie" Weathers, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi and was self-employed as a cable company owner. He was a member of the Freedom Hills Holy Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Fairview Holy Church of Christ with Bro. Ed Harrison and Bro. James Toone officiating. Burial will be in the Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lora Weathers of Belmont; one daughter, Ruth Mathieu and her husband, Rex, of Belmont; one son, Dean Weathers of Belmont; one sister, Cloey Swingle of Parksburg, West Va.; one grandson, Brandon Mathieu of Belmont.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Cleo Weathers; a sister, Ruby Holt; and a brother, Arlin Weathers.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Wigginton, Pat Wigginton, Jackie Holt, Brandon Mathieu, Tim Jones and Lealon Yarber.

Visitation will continue today at the church until service time.

 

JERRY WEATHERS-CURTIS

GUYS, Tenn. - Jerry Lee Weathers-Curtis, 41, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was a member of the Freewill Living Christian Church of Memphis. He enjoyed dancing, singing, gardening and flowers.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth.

Survivors include his father, Jerry Wayne Weathers of Glen; his partner for life, Samuel Curtis of Guys, Tenn.; two sons, Timothy Curtis and Bryson Curtis, both of Guys, Tenn.; a daughter, Teffanie Curtis of Guys, Tenn.; two brothers, Billy Weathers and wife, Amy, of Corinth and Timothy Weathers of Glen; a special mother-in-law, Peggy Tesseneer and husband, David, of Booneville; two sisters-in-law, Lisa McCoy and husband, Steve, of Glen, and Tammy Bain and husband, Brian, of Burnsville; nieces and nephews, Chris Weathers, Megan Weathers, Lana Boone, Beth Bain, Laken Braudway, Andrew Crum, Kenny Weathers, Linda Jean Weathers, Becky Nolen and husband, Taylor, Angel King, Landon Braudway and Sarah Bain; great-nieces, Alyssa Kate Nolen and Emily Faith Nolen.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Barnes Weathers, and a special friend, April Dawn Davis.

 

ANDY WEAVER

IUKA - Jarvious "Andy" Weaver, 26, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a 1996 graduate of Tishomingo County High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. He was an EMT and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Airport Mission Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing the piano.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Airport Mission Baptist Church with Bro. Perry Murphy and Bro. Jackie Pittman officiating. Burial will be in Burnsville Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Annette and John Weaver of Iuka; his grandmothers, Jannette Patterson and Elzadeh Weaver, both of Iuka; a brother, Abraham Weaver of Iuka.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Weaver and A.E. Patterson.

Pallbearers will be Kenley Patterson, Heath Castile, Billy Patterson, Jay Glover, Ben Weathers, Dee Vaughn and Jeremy Pittman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Cornelison, Paul Weaver, Larry Blaylock, Jeremy McDuffy and all his first cousins.

The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to service time today.

 

JOHN WEAVER

CORINTH - John Robert Weaver, 64, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at the V.A. Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired truck driver, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Coleman-Family Chapel with the Rev. Warren Jones and the Rev. Greg Warren officiating. Burial will be in Hinkle Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Monna Joyce Weaver of Corinth; four sons, John Robert Weaver Jr. of Brighton, Ill., Donnie Johnson and wife, Regayda, and Robert Johnson and wife, Shelly, all of Corinth, and Tracy Johnson and wife, Sherry, of Rienzi; two daughters, Traci Diane Weaver of Brighton, Ill., and Susan Bates and husband, Donnie, of Corinth; two brothers, Paul Brooks Weaver Jr. of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Donald Eugene Weaver of Waveland; a sister, Betty Louise Heilig of Perron, Ill.; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lillian Weaver, and a sister, Alice Ann Williams.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Gary Johnson, Scott Johnson, Michael Crum, Derrick Johnson, Josh Bates, Caleb Bates, Butch Bray and Trent Johnson.

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

 

QUENTIN WEAVER

NEW SITE ‑ J.O. "Quentin" Weaver, 69, died Tuesday. Feb. 15, 2000, at his home after a long illness. He was a farmer and a member of New Bethel Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today al McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Minister Jimmy Gross and Minister Mark Lindley officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Theo Weaver, a Sol, Shawn Weaver, and his wife, Michelle, of Booneville; two sisters, Joy Ann Morton and her hus­band Dean, of Memphis and Betty Gay Condom of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a granddaughter, Emily Ann Weaver.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

TRAVIS WEAVER

MANTACHIE - Travis Weaver, 78, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 15, 1925, in Itawamba County to Flavis and Nolia Wallace Weaver. He lived most of his working life in Zion, Ill. He retired from American Motors in Kenosha, Wis., after 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Danny Robbins officiating. Burail will be in Little Brown Cemetery in Prentiss County.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Weaver of Plantersville, Paul Weaver of Nettleton and Louis Weaver of Mantachie; a daughter, Gail Mosley of Evergreen; three sisters, Nannie Faye Wilson of Smithville, and Maudy Dennis and Maisy Turner, both of Fulton; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Syble Inez Weaver, on April 16, 1998.

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

 

JAMES L. (JIMMY) WEBB

James L. (Jimmy) Webb, 38, of Corinth, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at his residence.

Services were Friday, Feb. 9, at 2:30 p.m. at Foote Street Church of Christ with Dr. Randy Bostick and Charles Curtis officiating. Burial was in Henry Cemetery in Corinth. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Webb was employed at Cartwright Ford in Booneville. He was a graduate of Corinth High School in 1980 where he was Mr. CHS and Mr. Warrior. He graduated from Delta State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was Program Director of the Corinth YMCA, a Corinth police officer and then served as Police Chief. He was an avid golfer. He was a past member of Foote Street Church of Christ and a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, L.L. and Pearl Lail and Cleaton and Tiny Webb.

He is survived by his wife, Denise D. Webb of Corinth; a daughter, Anna Kayte Webb of Corinth; two sons, Josh Webb and Kyle Webb, both of Corinth; his parents, Bob and Geneva Webb of Corinth; a brother, Bobby Webb and his wife, Sheryl; aunts and uncles, Shirley and Raymond Wadkins, Susan and Marcus McCoy, Mary Jane and Herbert Scott Shiplett and Brenda and George Kemp; a niece, Heather Webb; and a nephew, Kevin Webb.

Pallbearers were Orma Smith Jr., Stan Pearce, Carey Wilbanks, Johnny Doles, Trent Emmons, Pat Palmer, Craig Gaines, Scott Butler, Michael McFall and Parrish Potts. Honorary pallbearers were Corinth Police Officers, Delta State football players and managers and Corinth High School class of 1980.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to the Corinth Sportsplex or Oakland Baptist Church Awana Program.

 

LAURIE WEBB

IUKA - Laurie Parker Webb, 37, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, in Tupelo. She was a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in elementary education. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts, spending time with her children, and taking care of animals. She loved her family and friends.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include her parents, Dr. Charles R. and Juanez Parker of Corinth; two sons, Jacob H. Meeks of Corinth and Nathan Webb of Iuka; a brother, Kenny D. Parker and wife, Andrea, of Chicago; her grandparents, Ruth Bugg of Iuka, and Darrell and Jean Ann Peugh of Panama City, Fla.; an uncle, Glenn Bugg and wife, Sandra, of Tuscumbia, Ala.; two first cousins, Brent Bugg of Houston, Texas, and Kevin Bugg of Birmingham, Ala.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Brady Kyle Parker, and her grandfather, Sidney L. Bugg.

Pallbearers will be Basil Smith, Aaron Bonds, Glenn Bugg, Brent Bugg, Kevin Bugg, Paul Cromeans, Chuck Ferrell and David Curry.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

MARY WILLARD WEBB

Mary Willard Webb, 88, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Fairview Church of God with Minister Marshall Tennison and Minister Gerald Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Faith Temple Cemetery in the Jacinto community. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Ray Webb and his wife, Betty, of Burnsville, Charles Webb and his wife, Belinda, and Larry Webb and his wife Brenda, all of Tishomingo, and

James Webb and his special friend, Jimmie Faye Weglicki, of Millington, Tenn.; three daughters, Opal Slack of Iuka, Dimple Pirtle of Tishomingo, and Glenda Floyd and her husband, Clay, of Booneville; three brothers, George Dees of Memphis, W.C. Dees of Verona and Berry Lee Does of Iuka; one sister, Carrie Kirby of Iuka; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 10 greatgreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Terry Pirtle, Tim Webb, Chris Wright, Anthony Webb, Samuel Webb and David Webb.

 

RICK WEBB

FULTON - Rick Webb, 47, died Monday, May 18, 1998, as the result of an automobile accident at Tupelo. He was born Dec. 5, 1950, in Tennessee to James Fred Webb and Jo Ruth Webb. He was the owner of Rick Webb Studio of Photography in Fulton for the past 16 years. He was a member of the Professional Photographers Association of America. He was a volunteer with the Itawamba County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the United States Practical Shooting Association, the Glock Shooting Sports Foundation and the International Defensive Pistol Association. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Fulton United Methodist Church with Bro. Don Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery in Dennis. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Webb of Fulton; his daughter, Ashley Webb of Fulton; his son, Alex Webb of Fulton; his parents, James Fred and Jo Ruth Webb of Hohenwald, Tenn.; one brother, Larry Webb, and his wife, Joann, of Louisville; one niece, Amy Webb.

Pallbearers will be Chris Umfress, Adam Palmer, Ray O'Neal, Stanley Steele, Trent Bennett, Clayton Wilemon and Brad Wilemon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Tomlinson, Ricky Webb and N.T. Clayton.

Visitation will be from 6:30 a.m. to service time today.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Itawamba County Scholarship Fund in memory of Rick Webb at the Deposit Guaranty Bank, 900 W. Main St., Fulton, Miss. 38843.

 

ANNA WEBER

SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Funeral services for Anna Jean Martin­son Weber, 80, are set for 1 p.m. Thursday at Shackelford Funeral Home Chapel in Savan­nah, Tenn. with Randy Isbell of­ficiating. Burial will be in Memo­ry Gardens.

Mrs. Weber died Monday, March 1, 2004, at her residence. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and a homemak­er.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis C. We­ber; her parents, Adolph and Gertrude Martinson; and one sister, Alice Sersland.

Survivors include one son, Louis H. Weber of Savannah, Tenn.; one daughter, Jeanie Dil­worth of Corinth; two sisters, Dorothy Larson of Des Moines, Iowa and Marlis Bremer of Mo­line, Ill.; and four grandchildren, Jimmy Hardin, Stacey Hardin, Matthew Weber and Courtny Weber.

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

 

 

GAYE WEEKS

BOONEVILLE - Gaye Windham Weeks, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member of Oak Ridge Church of Christ and a retired school lunchroom manager. She was the widow of Robert Orville Weeks.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Calvin Barber and Minister Mark Lindley officiating. Burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Stoop of Booneville; two sisters, Laura Cartwright and Dean Tollison, both of Booneville; three grandchildren, Lisa Yates, Nick Stoop and wife, Cathy, and Lorie Spivey; nine great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Larry Stoop of Iuka; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Gary Nesler, Junior Koon, Lynn Coats, Keith Vaughn, Mitch Yates and Layne Dees.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

IRENE WEEKS

CORINTH - Irene Elam Weeks, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of the West Corinth Pentecostal Church and retired from Weavers Pants Factory. She was a former superintendent at old Lancaster School in Kossuth. She loved her church family and quilting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Merl Dixon officiating. Burial will be in the Tippah Shiloh Cemetery.

Survivors include her cousins, Mary Lee Hutchens and husband, Junior, Michelle Loncar, Mykelti Loncar, Leland Mills and wife, Lynn, all of Corinth; her special caregiver, Helen Jacobs of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Alene Rickman of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Boy and Betty Ann Elam; her husbands, Georgie Cheatwood and Edward E. Weeks; two sisters, Velma Tatum and Etta Mitchell; two brothers-in-law, Willie Tatum and Ogle Mitchell; an infant child who died at birth.

 

JEANETTE WEEKS

CORINTH - Kathryn Jeanette Weeks, 63, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corinth. She was a purchasing assistant for Kimberly Clark in Corinth for 10 years.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Corinth.

Survivors include her mother, Frances Arnold Kilcrease of Corinth; her husband of 30 years, Jerry "Jitter" Weeks of Corinth; two daughters, Kathy Tyson and husband, Phil, of Corinth, and Karen Weeks Crossett and husband, Keith, of Southaven; two grandchildren, Kristen Tyson and Ryan Crossett; a brother, Eddy Arnold of Corinth; a sister, Claudette Allen and husband, Jimmy Ray, of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by her father, J.T. Arnold; a brother, Teddy Arnold; and her stepfather, Archie Kilcrease.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Price, Gary Orick, Travis Wallace, Tommy Dennis, Merrill Sanders, Tom Dabney, Jimmy Bennett and Dr. T.L. Sweat.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Corinth High School's 1955 football team.

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

 

KAY WEEKS

BALDWYN - Kay Weeks, 48, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center. She was a member of Pratts Christian Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kesler-Coggins Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Frank Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Sonny Weeks of Baldwyn; one daughter, Dawn Moore and her husband, Joey, of Baldwyn; one son, Jason Weeks of Baldwyn; one sister, Sandy Nash and her husband, Robert, of Magnolia; one brother, Wren Walker and his wife, Mary Ann, of Hernando; three grandchildren, Justin, Star and Stormy Moore; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Ruby Walker; and one sister, Sue Jones.

Pallbearers will be John Marshall, Anthony Roberts, James Bryant, Jamie Crabb, Jerry Foster and Jimmy Beeskow. Honorary pallbearer will be C.L. Pettigo.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until service time.

 

C.T. WEEMS

NEW SITE - C.T. Weems, 85, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was a welder for the shipyard in Avondale, La., and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses at Booneville.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Robert Ellis and Bill Heytens officiating. Burial will be in New Site Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Joyner Weems; three sons, John Wayne Weems of Nicholasville, Ky., Calvin Ernest Weems of Marrero, La., and Sidney Mitchell Weems of New Site; three grandchildren, Calvin Nelson Weems, Mitchell Blake Weems and Cliff Lyons Weems; three great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; a special friend, Ray McKee of Marrero, La.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, three brothers and a grandson, Freddy Wayne Weems.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

JETTIE WEGMANN

CORINTH - Jettie Hall Wegmann, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at her residence. She was a retired restaurant owner and operator of Charlie's Restaurant and Jettie's Restaurant. She was a Christian and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved her flower and vegetable gardens, watching things grow, cooking, feeding everyone and she loved to work.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Magnolia Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Warren Jones, the Rev. Carrol Talley and Charlie Browning officiating. The eulogy will be given by her niece, Janet Rainey Gurley, and nephew, Ted Rainey Jr. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Lavenia Hall Watson of Burnsville; her nephews, Bobby Watson and Joe Watson, both of Burnsville, and Ted Rainey Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas; one niece, Janet Rainey Gurley and her husband, Eddie, of Eads, Tenn.; her great-nieces, Natalie Watson, Shelly Watson, Mauri Gurley and her fiancee, Daniel B. Marshall; her great-nephews, Wesley Watson and Brandon Watson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Houston T. and Mary Etta James Hall; her husband of 60 years, Charlie Lee Wegmann; one brother, Wayne Hall; one nephew, Roy Randall Jr.; and one sister-in-law, Gladys Wegmann Rainey.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Marolt Jr., Gary Marolt, Tony Marolt, Bobby Marolt, Bill Wegmann, Gerald Wegmann, Billy Dan Taylor and Danny Mattox. Honorary pallbearers will be Truman Childers, James Killough, and M.D. Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church New Sanctuary Chimes Fund in memory of Charlie and Jettie Wegmann.

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

 

REV. A.C. WELCH

The Rev. A.C. Welch, 95, of Booneville, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Services were Monday, July 16, at 11 a.m. at Beckley Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Carl Jones officiating and Bishop Marshall Gilmore conducting the eulogy. Burial was in Reuben Chapel Church Cemetery. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Welch was a member of Reuben Chapel CME Church. He was educated in the Prentiss County School System. He was a graduate of M.I. Industrial College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education. He was a teacher with the Prentiss County School System for more than 30 years. He was trained in lithography for the Prentiss County Newspaper. He was the widower of Flemmie Lou Hooper. He started his ministry in Ashbury CME Church near Baldwyn.

His ministry took him to Burnsville Station, Houston Circuit and to Oakland twice. He was later transferred to the Mississippi Conference Columbus District, where he pastored for several years. He was transferred back to the East Mississippi Conference, where he was sent to Jones Chapel CME Church. He was the former pastor for Oak Grove Danville CME Church, Poplar Spring CME Church, High Chapel CME Church and Street Chapel.

 

He was the former pastor of Chandler Temple and Palmetto. He served as presiding elder of the Aberdeen District and the former pastor of Beckley Chapel CME Church.

He is survived by his son, Robert Welch of St. Louis; two daughters, Pearlie Welch Robertson and the Rev. Ada Welch Christian of Booneville; 20 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; 25 great great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

 

ERVIN MCGEE WELCH

BALDWYN - Ervin McGee Welch, 89, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Mt. Olive M.B. Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. Wayne E. Myles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include seven daughters, Mary Nell McGee, Martha Tate, Donnie Mae Starks and Willie Mae Wade and her husband, Milton, all of Baldwyn, Betty E Clark and her husband, Buddy, of Saginaw, Mich., Cynthia Jenkins and her husband, Ulysses, of Detroit Mich., and Ruby Nell Webber of Danville, Ill.; three sons, Roger Dale Welch, Charles Welch and his wife, Verline, of Baldwyn, and James Jernigan of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Alma McGee of Baldwyn; 52 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

 

GENELL WELCH

Genell Welch, 82, of Booneville, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Services were Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Wolf Creek M.B. Church with the Rev. L.A. Springfield officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Agnew and Son Funeral Home was in charge of ar­rangements. Mrs. Welch was a member of Wolf Creek M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffie Lee Welch, and two daughters, Earlene Agnew and Mary E. Agnew.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Pams and her husband, Gude, of Booneville; seven sons, Eddie Lee Welch and his wife, Lin­da, of St. Louis, Mo., William C. Welch and his wife, Shirley Ann, of Ripley, the Rev. Roy A. Welch and his wife, Ruby Glen, of Charleston, W. Va., Thomas Earl Welch and his wife, Unguelene, of Booneville, Billy Wayne Welch of St. Louis, Gary Dale Welch and the Rev. Anthony Welch and his wife, Sherron, all of Booneville; one sis­ter, Beatrice Garner of Baldwyn; 46 grandchildren; numerous great­-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

HELLUS GREENE WELCH

Mrs. Hellus Greene Welch, 70, of New Johnsonville, TN, died March 27, 2004. She was born June 13, 1933 in Tishomingo County to Blooman and Ethel Parker Greene.

Services were March 29, 2004 at the Tishomingo Baptist Church with Bro. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial was in the Tishomingo Cemetery. Humphreys County Funeral Home of Waverly, TN was in charge of the arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rhonda Gayle Welch.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford Leroy Welch; daughters, Barbra and Joe Manning of Sentobia, MS, Ann and Donnie Crowell of Waverly and Paula McGown of White Bluff, TN; one brother, Thadus and Ilene Greene of Tishomingo; one brother-inlaw, Laskel Hamilton of Tishomingo; grandson, Patrick Crowell of Waverly; special children, Rhonda and Bobby Himes of New Johnsonville and Kathryn and Tommy Frederick of luka; special grandchildren, Grayson and Brianne Himes of New Johnsonville and Maggie Ragan of Waverly.

 

JAMES C. WELCH

IUKA - James C. Welch, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at his home. He was a member of the Church of God and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He fought at the Battle of the Bulge under General George Patton and received the Purple Heart. He also received the European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars, the American Defense Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jessie Lanier officiating. Burial will be in Hubbard Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Rachel Welch of Iuka; a son, Stanley Brumley and wife, Kim, of Iuka; five daughters, Sandra Brogden of Memphis, Betty Compton of Burnsville, Nelda Belue and husband, Teddy, of Tishomingo, and Shirley Embrey and husband, Jim, and Tonya Parker and husband, Stacy, all of Iuka; a brother, Daniel Welch of Counce, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Layton of Corinth and Ruth Broadway of Iuka; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bro. Clearance and Erie Welch, and a stepfather, C.C. Worley.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Taylor, William Barnett, Teddy Belue, Stacy Parker, Kevin Daniels, Jim Embrey, Brett Embrey and Michael Belue.

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

 

JULIE WELCH

BOONEVILLE - Julie Bell Pannell Welch, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1916, to the late Edd and Samantha Dyrimple Pannell. She was a lifelong member of New Tabernacle M. B. Church. She was a homemaker for many years and later was employed by Northeast Mississippi Community College for 17 years, retiring in 1979. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and church activities.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ruben Chapel CME Church at Frankstown with the Rev. Lawrence McKinzie officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Dorthy Turner, Emma Miller, Annie and James Conley, Deloris and William Warren, and Judy Welch; four sons, J. L. and Ida Glen Chandler, Charles S. and Janice Welch, Billy W. and Julia Welch, and Perry H. and Louise Welch; a sister, Evelyn Hurd; a special niece, Zora Tate; 35 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Trudie Tate, Neelie Bell, Estella Warren and Lena Crump, and four brothers, John Pannell, Emmitt Pannell, Booker T. Pannell and Charlie Pannell.

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

 

NAOMI WELCH

Naomi Welch, 93, of Booneville, died Satur­day, Dec. 22, 2001, at the Alcorn County Care Inn.

Services were Thursday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill M.B. Church in Booneville with the Rev. Houston Owens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Welch cleaned houses throughout her life. She loved her flowers and gardening and always had a beautiful flower bed and garden. She en­joyed cooking and taking care of her family.

She is survived by two daughters and their hus­bands, Shirley and Louis Williams of Rienzi and Beatrice and Luther Hall of Booneville; a brother and sister-in-law, James Otis and Helen Grizzard of Booneville; a host of grandchildren, great­grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were her grandsons. Flower bearers were her granddaughters and great-granddaugh­ter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Welch; a son, Henry Grizzard; two daughters, Mae Faye McDonald and Annie Copeland; a son-in-law, Charles Lee McDonald; and three grandchildren.

 

VERLINE WELCH

SAGINAW, Mich. - Verline Welch, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at her daughter's home in Saginaw, Mich. She was a faithful member of Mount Olive M.B. Church at Baldwyn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. Wayne E. Myles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements. Evans-Smith Funeral Home in Saginaw is in charge of Michigan arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Carouthers and Debra Norman, both of Saginaw, and Erma Nell Wade of Baldwyn; six sons, Lee E. Welch and wife, Portia, of Albany, Ga., Korey Welch of Tupelo, and Charles Stanley Welch and wife, Clarice, Charlie Welch and wife, Lula, Tommy Welch and wife, Alma, and Barry Welch and wife, Monica, all of Baldwyn; three sisters, Allene Billips of Baldwyn, Virgie Donaldson of Saginaw, Mich., and Serlene McGee of Milwaukee, Wis.; a brother, John Agnew and wife, Magnolia, of Tupelo; a special cousin, Belle Fry of Booneville; 48 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Welch; two sons, Willie J. and Sammy Joe Welch; two brothers, Robert and Dexter McGee; and her parents, Joe Dexter and Irene Salome McGee.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour before service.

 

EMMA WELDON

Emma Jean Weldon, 53, died Saturday, March 27, 2004 at The Med in Memphis.

Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Jeff Irwin officiating. Burial was in the Anitoch Cemetery in Burnsville.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Weldon of Memphis; three sons, Michael Weldon and Ricky Weldon, both of

Memphis, and Lester Moore of Iuka; one daughter, Kathy Moore of Burnsville; five brothers, Bobby Moore and L.D. Moore, both of Savannah, Tenn., James Moore of Tulsa, Okla., James "Jabo" Moore of Tishomingo and Harold Moore of Memphis; two sisters, Francise Green of Iuka and Brenda South of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Pauline Moore.

 

IRENE WELLMAN

BALDWYN - Irene Wellman, 88, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was a former bookkeeper for a patent attorney in Denver, Colo. She was a member of the Church of God.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at East Marietta Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Hughes and Bro. Elbert Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Wellman Morgan and husband, Tom, of Baldwyn; a sister, Corinne Browne of Inglewood, Colo.; two grandchildren, David Morgan and wife, Angelia, and Charie Kennedy and husband, Paul; great-grandchildren, Kaleana Kennedy, Shawn Kennedy and Shawni Kennedy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Donald Wellman Jr.; her parents, William and Agner Scroth; a son, Gary Wellman; and a sister, Sylvia Ashmore.

Pallbearers will be David Morgan, Paul Kennedy, Shawn Kennedy, Richard Morgan and Chris Morgan.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

 

DON WELLMAN JR.

BALDWYN — Noah Donald “Don” Wellman Jr., 83, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center He was a retired accountant and a member of The Church of God

            Services will be at 3 pm Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Graham and Bro. Dewayne Morgan officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

            Survivors include his wife, Irene Wellman of Baldwyn; a daughter, Donna Morgan, and husband, Tom, of Baldwyn; a sister, Edith Crowder of Ohio; his grandchildren, David Morgan and Charie Kennedy his great-grandchildren. Kaleana. Shawn and Shane Kennedy, Mamie Pounds and

Josh Thom.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Wellman and a brother, WilliamBellNewman.

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

 

BESSIE WELLS

BOONEVILLE - Bessie Hill Wells, 88, formerly of the Meadow Creek community near Booneville, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Lakeland Health Care Center in Jackson following an extended illness.

She was born to Ben and Sarah Elizabeth Britnell Hill. She attended community schools, graduating from Booneville High School and later from Florence State Teachers College, now the University of North Alabama. She taught at Prentiss County schools before moving near the beginning of World War II to the Quad Cities area around Florence, Ala., where she lived for 50 years. She taught third grade at Gilbert School for over 20 years, and after her retirement she wrote "Meadow Creek Remembered", a history of the community. She and her husband had been longtime members of the First United Methodist Church in Florence and had attended the William A. Graham Sunday School Class since in inception in the 1940's.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Meadow Creek United Methodist Church in Meadow Creek near Booneville with the Rev. Leonard McDowell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter Jeanne Elizabeth Wells Cook and her husband, Stephen D. Cook, of Jackson; two brothers, Joseph B. Hill and Harliss Hill, both of Booneville; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jamie B. Wells.

Memorials may be made to local charities, to the First ' United Methodist Church of Florence, Ala., or the Meadow Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

 

JOHN M. WELLS SR.

BURNSVILLE - John M. Wells Sr., 51, died Friday, June 24, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church and the Boilermakers Local No. 263 in Memphis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Temple Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Jackie Bullock officiating. Burial will be in the Temple Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Lorraine Eaton and his father, John Marshall Wells; his wife, Debbie Wells of Burnsville; one son, John M. Wells Jr. and special friend, Candy Wilbanks, of Burnsville; two brothers, John Marshall Wells of Anchorage, Alaska and Jimmy Wells of Texas; two sisters, Roxalynn Shirley of Lubbock, Texas and Kathy Bullara of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren, Chaldler Miles Williams and John Michael Wells III; and a special friend, Pepper.

Pallbearers will be Roni Moore, J.R. Blankney, Danny Potts, Gary Potts, Eddie Williams and Gene Amerson.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, Atlanta, Ga., 30368-2454.

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

 

KATHY WELLS

HORN LAKE - Kathryn Louise "Kathy" Gunn Wells, 51, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at her home in Horn Lake. She was a retired nurse who worked for the Briarcrest Nursing Home, Alcorn County Care Inn and Tippah County Nursing Home. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Harmony Baptist Church with Bro. Bruce Jolly officiating and Bro. Brian Tatum assisting. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Lee Wells of Horn Lake; two daughters, Rachel Meter of Southaven and April Wells of Walnut; her mother, Kay Gunn of Walnut; three sisters, Jeannie and Thomas Mills, and Sara Mills, all of Walnut, and Amy and Sammie Carmichiel of Corinth; two brothers, Jeff Gunn and Marshall Gunn, both of Walnut; her grandmother, Iris Stinson of Walnut; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Don Gunn, and her grandparents, Gulia and Ruth Mohundro Gunn, and Earl Stinson.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Mills, Jared Mills, Tommy Mills, Colby Carmichiel, Scottie Jordan and Charlie Jordan.

Visitation will be at the church until service time.

 

REV. O.L. WELLS

LAKE BUTLER, Fla. - Funeral services for the Rev. OscarO.L. Leon Wells, 80, are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Pentecostal Church of Gainesville with the Rev. J.W. Arnold, tht Rev. Joe Ellis and the Rev Wayne Highnote officiating. Burial will follow on Monday at the National Cemetery at Bushnell Fla.

The Rev. Wells, a native o Kossuth, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at his Lake Butler residence after an extended illness He lived most of his life in Ocala Fla., and moved to Lake Butte from Corinth. A minister for man years, he was the founder and former pastor of United Pentecostal Church of Fruitland Park and United Pentecostal Church o Starke. He also worked as a barber, pastored in the state prison system for 11 years and was member of Pentecostal Church o Gainesville.

He was preceded in death b) Joseph E. and Willie M. Wells and a son-in-law, Jim Norman.

Survivors include his wife, Car of A. Wells of Lake Butler; three daughters, Patricia Norman o Corinth, Sandra Thompson of Sopchoppy, Fla., and Benin Turner of Crawfordville, Fla.; < stepdaughter, Robbin Cole o Graham, Fla.; three sons, Joe Wells of Titusville, Fla., the Rev Kenneth Wells of Fruitland Park Fla., and the Rev. Larry Wells of Port St. Joe; three stepsons Randy Elliott of New Port Richey Fla., Billy Elliott of Gainesville Fla., and Todd Elliott of Starke Fla.; two brothers, James Well,, of Pearl and Joe Wells of Glen three sisters, Stella Jones of Ocala, Fla., Naomi Lindsey of Panama City, Fla., and Erelens Bragg of Glen; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 5 until 7 p.m. to day. Archer Funeral Home o Lake Butler is in charge.

 

SADIE LEE WELLS

Blue Mountain - Sadie Lee Wells, 87, died Thursday, December 8, 1994, at the Tippah County Hospital. She was a College Professor at Blue Mountain College where she was also an alumna. She was a member of the Federated Women's Club and a member of the Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Crosby officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Mountain Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Delia Wells Black of Huntsville, Ala.; one son, James M. Wells Jr. of j Memphis, Tenn.; one grandson, James Madison Wells III of Memphis, Tenn. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at her home in Blue Mountain. Memorials may be made to the Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church or Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, Miss

 

WILLIE WELLS

Willie George Wells, 66, of Rienzi, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002. at his residence.

Services were Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Leroy Harris officiating. Burial was in Rienzi Cemetery. Grayson's Funeral Home was charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wells attended Lime Chapel School in Prentiss County. After leaving he worked for Caterpillar in Joliette, Ill. Later he moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn., and worked for Union Carbide/Martin Mariette K-25 plant. He retired in 1991 and moved back to Rienzi. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a Mason and a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Rienzi.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Rose Frazier Wells; sons, Maurice McGaughy of California, Kenny Williamson and Illie Sitnmons, both of Rienzi; daughters, Norcus Gardner of Corinth, Helen Young and her husband. Frank, and Dianne Atwaters, all of Knoxville. Tenn., April Michele and Demetria Wells, both of Atlanta, Ga., Dionne Allen and her husband, Tim, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Andrea Autum and her husband, Tracy, of Joliette, Ill.; a brother, Clarence Wells and his wife, Dezora, of Lawton, Tenn., sisters, Effie Leslie and Mable Edmond. both of Rienzi, and Jimmie Stubbs of Kingston, Tenn., an uncle, Frank Earnest: an aunt, Bert Bus, and a host of grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elvester Earnest; his mother, Millie Earnest; and a son, Willie Melvin Wells.

 

REV. A.C. WELSH

BOONEVILLE ‑ Rev. A.C. Welsh, 95, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was a member            of Reuben Chapel CME Church. He was educated in the Prentiss County School System. He was a graduate of DA.I Industrial College, where he received his bachelor of art's degree in elementary education. He was a teacher with Prentiss County School System for more than 30 years. He was trained in lithography for the Prentiss County Newspaper. He was the widower of Flemmie Lou Hooper. He started his ministry in Ashbury CME Church near Baldwyn His ministry took him to Burnsville Station, Houston Circuit and to Oakland twice. He was later transferred to the Mississippi Conference Columbus District, where he pastoral for several years. He was transferred back to the East Mississippi Conference, where he was sent to Jones Chapel CME Church. He was the former pastor for Oak Grove Danville CME Church, Poplar Spring CME Church, High Chapel CME Church and Street Chapel. He was the former pastor of Chandler Temple and Palmetto. He served as presiding elder of the Aberdeen District and the former pastor of Beckley Chapel CME Church.

Services well be at 11 a m. Monday at Beckley Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Carl Jones officiating and Bishop Marshall Gilmore conducting the eulogy. Burial will be m Reuben Chapel Church Cemetery. Grayson‑Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his son, Robes Welsh at St. Louis; two daughters, Pearlie Welch Robertson and the Rev. Aria Welsh Christian of Booneville; 20 grandchildren, 72 great‑grandchildren, 25 great‑great‑grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Family hour will be from 7 until 8 p.m. today at the church.

 

JERRI WENDLINGER

Jerri Lynn Hall Wendlinger, 45, of Evansville, Ind., died Monday, April 19, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

She attended Bethel Methodist Church in Evansville.

Services were Thursday, April 22, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Lowrey officiating. Burial was in Gas­ton Cemetery.

She is survived by her son, John Lawrence Wendlinger IV of East Chicago, Ind.; her parents, Paul and Geraldine Bonds Hall of Ham­mond, Ind.; her sister, Kathy Hall of Hammond, Ind.; and her broth­er, Tony Hall of Glendale Heights, Ill.

Pallbearers were Sammy Michael, Wayne Hall, Ray Hall, Michael Hall, Tony Hall and Nikoma Myhand.

 

PAT WEST

FULTON - Hurldon "Pat" West, 73, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Itawamba County to Andy and Maggie Taylor West. He was a public worker and he attended the Baptist church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy West, in April 2003.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Grover Laird and Bro. Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in East Fulton Cemetery.

Survivors include seven daughters, Carolyn Hawkins of Fairview, Kimberly Young, Tabatha West and Kathy West, all of Fulton, Callie and Ruby West of Michigan, and Gail Turner and Robin Joroon of Alabama; a son, James West of Mantachie; four sisters, Avie Nell "Sis" Escalante and Ozell West of Tupelo, Ezell Crafton of Marietta and Shirley Smith of Mantachie; three brothers, Herman West of Verona, Carlton West of Fulton and Johnny West of Fairview; 22 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Doug Smith, Christopher Smith, David Moore, Johnny West, Jace Dulaney, Billy Hawkins, Stevie Lancaster and Terry West.

Visitation will continue until service time.

 

MAUVELENE WEST

BOONEVILLE - Mauvelene West, 94, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. She was born April 26, 1911, in Prentiss County to the late Tom and Mollie Brown. She was retired from Kraft Foods and later from Morrison's Cafeteria at Northeast Mississippi Community College. She was a former school bus driver. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville and the Hearts of Love Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Homemakers Club and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She enjoyed baking red velvet and pound cakes, and fried pies for her family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones and Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce West Keeton of Booneville; a son, Jack West and wife, Barbara, of Madison, Ala.; a sister, Tommie Nagle of Huntsville, Ala.; three grandchildren, James Edward Keeton, Michael West and Suzanne Marsh; six great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Luther West; her parents; a son-in-law, Jimmy Keeton; and two brothers, Weiland and Odell Brown.

Pallbearers will be David West, Dale Brown, Bill Brown, Willis Barton, Mark Taylor, Howard Long and Doug Marshall.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and until service time Friday.

 

SUE WEST

CORINTH - Sue Inez West, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She was born Nov. 11, 1913, in Alcorn County to the late Arnold and Dovie Gooch Marsh. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Lips officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her brother, James "Buck" Marsh of Corinth; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Britt West; her parents, Arnold and Dovie Marsh; two brothers, Harry Marsh and Sammy Marsh; three sisters, Maebell Brown, Ruth Smith North and Hazel Shelton.

Pallbearers will be Charles Seago, Tommy Marsh, Jimmy Smith, Ricky Marsh, Johnny Marsh and Cody Whitehead.

Honorary pallbearers will be Garvin Phillips, Bobby Caldwell and Millard Phillips.

 

IDA MAE WESTBROOK

CORINTH – Ida Mae Haley Westbrook, 99, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a Christian and a member of the Grace Bible Baptist Church. She loved to go to church and be with her family.

Services will be at 6 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donald Sculley and Bro. Philip Caples officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, James Westbrook and his wife, Laura, of Corinth; one daughter, Gloria Meeks of Corinth; one daughter-in-law, Ernesteen Westbrook; her grandchildren, Tony Westbrook, Phyllis Dunn, Russell Meeks, Mark Meeks, Debbie Allen and Nancy Huggins; her great-grandchildren, Shawn and Bryan Westbrook, Angela Azzone, Sharon Woodruff, Haley Thrasher, Jason, Josh, Katie and Ava Meeks, Amy Stutts, Charlie Huggins, Kim Williams and Kevin Huggins; and her great-great-grandchildren, Jordan and Matthew Woodruff, Hannah Smith, Devin Murray, Kaitlyn Huggins, Tyler Stutts and Cody Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. J. Westbrook; her parents, Charles and Emma Haley; and one son, Charles Westbrook.

 

THOMAS WEYHRAUCH JR.

Thomas Karl Weyhrauch Jr., 20, of Sheffield, Ala., died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at his residence.

He was a building construction worker.

Services were Sunday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eugene Harrison and Bro. Melvin Harri­son officiating. Buriall was in Asbury Cemetery.

He is survived by his father, Thomas K. Weyhrauch Sr. of Tremont; his mother, Brenda Weyhrauch of Sheffield, Ala.; his fi­ancee, Amy Watkins of Sheffield,; his brother, Jeremy Weyhrauch of Tremont; his grandparents, the Rev. K.T. Weyhrauch and wife, Joyce, of Fulton, Charles and Faye Holland of Hillsboro, Ohio; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Alisha Weyhrauch; and his grandmother, Virginia Irene Cooper Weyhrauch.

Pallbearers were Johnny Harrison, Matthew Harrison, Jonathan Nowell and Timothy Weyhrauch.

 

BENNEY GENE WHEELER

Final Rites For Benney Gene Wheeler Held Mon. At Liberty

Funeral services for Benney Gene Wheeler of Corinth, Route 1, were conducted Monday afternoon at Liberty Church with Rev. T. L. Parker officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.

Benny Gene died Saturday night in the Baptist Hospital in Memphis of injuries received in an automobile accident two weeks ago. He was a farmer and 17 years of age.

He leaves, his mother, Mrs. Homer Wheeler; six brothers, Charles, Joe, Jerry, Mack, Robert and Don Wheeler, all of Corinth, Rt. 1; a half-brother, Jimmy Wheeler o f Booneville; four sisters, Judy, Peggy, Martha and Betty Wheeler of Corinth, Rt. 1 and a half-sister, Patsy Norman of Baldwyn,

Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – September 1964

 

 

BERTIE MAE WHEELER

BOONEVILLE ‑ Sortie Mae Wheeler, 85, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a retired factory worker, and a member of Candler's Chapel Baptist Church and the Eastern Star, serving this year as Grand Chapter Mother. She was the wid­ow of Blake Wheeler.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Lowery officiating. Burial will be in Candler's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Mary White of Baldwyn; three sisters‑in-­law, Ruth White and Sally White, both of Baldwyn, and Mary Ella White of Guntown; one brother‑in‑law, Art Hill of Ripley; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Bates, James Huddleston, L.C. Taylor, Phillip Hall, Bill Breedlove and Arlis Wheeler.

Honorary pallbearers will be W.V. Horn, Randle Hare and Melvin Puff.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

BLAKE E. WHEELER

Blake E. Wheeler, 77, of Route 5, Box 140, Booneville, died Tuesday, May 8, 1990, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Wednesday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. F.A. Collins and the Rev. Kenneth Orick officiating. Burial was in Candler's Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Wheeler was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Birtie Mae White Wheeler; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Wren of Booneville and Mrs. Vera Hopkins of Pearl; and a brother, Nolan Wheeler of Booneville.

 

BASIL WHEELER

IUKA - Cortis Basil Wheeler, 80, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Fulton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of the EAMETO Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a retired safety officer for TVA. He was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church and a former Boy Scout leader. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Jim Manley and the Rev. Jerry Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Gurley Wheeler of Iuka; a brother, Hershell Wheeler Jr. and wife, Golda, of Fort Worth, Texas; seven sisters, Louise Barnes and husband, Howard, of Monroe, La., Jackie Brumley and husband, Bill, of Columbus, Jo Bean and husband, Bill, of Racine, Wis., Betty Jeffcoat and husband, Bill, of Murray, Ky., Yvonne Rogers of Florence, Ala., Carolyn Smith and husband, Gary, of Southaven, and Molly Smith and husband, Doug, of Fulton; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, H.V. and Sophia Wheeler; and a sister and brother-in-law, Reva and Aubrey Gurley.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Gary Bullard, Duane Bullard, Ricky Bullard, Charles Gurley, Shane Smith, Terry Brumley, Jeff Rogers, Tim Smith, Danny Young, Dale Gurley and Lester Barnes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Minga and members of the Joe Cobb Sunday School Class.

Visitation will continue until service time at the funeral home.

 

EDNA WHEELER

BOONEVILLE ‑Edna S. Wheeler, 91, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Daniel Health Care Complex in Ful­ton. She was born in Itawamba County to the late Fred and Florence Wigginton Harp. She was a member of East Booneville Baptist Church and was a former member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Tremont. She enjoyed quill cook­ing and gardening.

Services will be at 2 purl today at McNeece‑Morris Funeral Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jim Holcomb offici­ating. Burial will be in Mt Pleasant Cemetery.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Mickey Wheeler of Pine Grove, Pam Wheeler Parker, Charlotte Tenn.; and Kenny Wheeler, all of Booneville; 12 great‑grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, N.H. "Huel" Wheeler, who died in 1987; one son, Kenneth Wheeler; one daughter, Shirley Wheeler Woodward, three brothers, Oswald Harp, Robert E. Harp and Winfred Harp; and three sisters, Hillary Summerford, Willie Kate Smith and Vivian Robinson.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today.

 

JIMMY WHEELER

Jimmy Ray Wheeler, 66, of Booneville, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at his home after a brief illness.

Services were Tuesday, March 26, at I p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Spencer officiating. Burial was in Liberty Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Wheeler was retired from Brown Shoe Company and retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard. He was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hardy "Red" and Annie Mae Prentiss and Homer Wheeler.

He is survived by one sister, Pat Norman and her husband, Frank, of Belden; two nieces, Kathy Wammack of Belden and Monia Beasley of Tupelo; one nephew. Frankie Norman of Belden: four great-nieces and one great-nephew.

 

K. W. WHEELER

In the death of K. W. Wheeler last Saturday morning, the county lost one of its oldest citizens. He had been in failing health for several months.

Mr. Wheeler was born in Cleburne County, Alabama, near Heflin on 1 June 1848 and for the past 46 years had lived in the same house, about 5 miles east of Booneville. He had been a farmer and was much interested in the development of his community along various lines. He had many friends who will greatly miss him in their every day lives. His wife Mrs. Ann Denson Wheeler passed away about 22 years ago. He had been a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist Church for 70 years.

He is survived by four sons, Tom, Ben and Allen of this county and Joe of San Bernardina, California, one daughter, Mrs. Rosie Williams, lives near Burnsville. He leaves 28 grand-children and 45 great-grandchildren. He has 4 grandsons in the U. S. Armed Forces Pvt. Blake Wheeler, Camp Shelby; Pvt. Varnard Wheeler and Pvt. Garfield Wheeler of Fort McClellan, Alabama and Pvt. Nolan Wheeler of Oakland Airport, Oakland, California.

Funeral Services were held Sunday at Blythe's Chapel and were in charge of his pastor Bro. Alexander and at the close of services the body was laid away in Blythe's Chapel Cemetery.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 31 December 1942

Submitted by: Ruby Rorie

 

K. W. WHEELER

 In the death of K. W. Wheeler last Saturday morning, the county lost one of its oldest citizens. He had been in failing health for several months.

 Mr. Wheeler was born in Cleburne County, Alabama, near Heflin on 1 June 1848 and for the past 46 years had lived in the same house, about 5 miles east of Booneville. He had been a farmer and was much interested in the development of his community along various lines. He had many friends who will greatly miss him in their every day lives. His wife Mrs. Ann Denson Wheeler passed away about 22 years ago. He had been a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist Church for 70 years.

 He is survived by four sons, Tom, Ben and Allen of this county and Joe of San Bernardina, California, one daughter, Mrs. Rosie Williams, lives near Burnsville. He leaves 28 grand-children and 45 great-grandchildren. He has 4 grandsons in the U.S. Armed Forces Pvt. Blake Wheeler, Camp Shelby; Pvt. Varnard Wheeler and Pvt. Garfield Wheeler of Fort McClellan, Alabama and Pvt. Nolan Wheeler of Oakland Airport, Oakland, California.

 Funeral Services were held Sunday at Blythe's Chapel and were in charge of his pastor Bro. Alexander and at the close of services the body was laid away in Blythe's Chapel Cemetery.

SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 31 December 1942

Submitted by:  Ruby Rorie

 

ORA WHEELER

Services Held For Mrs. Wheeler at Liberty

Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Wheeler, 74, of Tuscumbia, Ala., were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Brother Elwyn McCutchins officiated.

Mrs. Wheeler died suddenly at the home of her daughter Sunday.

She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and a housewife.

Survivors include her husband, Mr. Ben Wheeler of Booneville; two sons, Garfield Wheeler of Booneville, and It. C. Wheeler of Corinth; one daughter, Mrs. Tava Ford of. Tuscumbia, Ala.; two brothers, Arthur Huddleston of Booneville, and Walter Huddleston of Greenwood, Miss., one sister, Miss Minnie Huddleston of Meridian, Miss.

 

JOSH WHEELINGTON

BOONEVILLE - Joshua Eric "Josh" Wheelington, 21, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, in Pontotoc County. He was born Sept. 24, 1981, in Tupelo to Earl and Janice Wheelington. He worked for his father in the logging business and umpired ball games at the city park. He attended the Church of God. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing ball, watching sports on T.V., and spending time with his children and nieces.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tracy Arnold, Bro. James Wells and Bro. Ricky Peebles officiating. Burial will be in the Wheelington Family Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents; a son, Preston Wheelington; a daughter, Harleigh Wheelington; a brother, J.E. Wheelington and wife, Hope, of Booneville; a sister, Jessie Bowens and husband, James, of Houston; his grandparents, Harold and Catherine Richardson of Booneville; his nieces, Christa and Whitney Bowens, and Katerina Wheelington.

Pallbearers will be Brad C. Gann, Jeff Bridges, Jet Floyd, Paul Johnson, Shane Eaton, Kevin Akers, Kenny Floyd, Doug Floyd and Brad Burns.

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

 

 

JAMES WHIRLEY

CORINTH - James Ellis Whirley, 84, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a self-employed logger most of his life. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coleman Family Chapel. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Ray Whirley of Glen, Travis Whirley and wife, Mary, of Sardis, and Harold Whirley of Corinth; four daughters, Doris Davis of New Albany, Betty Whirley of Corinth, Mary Nell Cooksey and husband, Edward, of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Ginger Blumenstein and husband, Gary, of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Amanda Cooksey, Chris McClain, Wesley Whirley, Jennifer Petti, Chasity Whirley, Johnnie Delk, Georgeanna Chase and Renea Wilbanks; 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Lean Culwell Whirley; his parents, H.J. and Fannie Lou Childs Whirley; two sons, Larry and Earl Whirley; and two brothers, Calvin and Lamar Whirley.

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

 

TOMMY WHIRLEY

DEMOTTE, Ind. - Tommy Keith Whirley, 47, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Crown Point, Ind., as the result of a farm accident. He was an auto mechanic and a farmer. He was formerly of the Hinkle Creek community.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Brooks and Bro. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in Hinkle Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Terry Whirley; his mother, Ruby Whirley Cook of the Hinkle community; his mother-in-law, Lu Branda of Downers Grove, Ill.; two daughters, Jessica Whirley and Rebecca Whirley, both of the home; a son, Ricky Whirley of the home; four sisters, Jo Ann Brooks of San Pierre, Ind., Sue Brooks of New Caney, Texas, Dorothy Wilbanks of Corinth and Kathy Windham of Booneville; two brothers, Danny Whirley of Hinkle and Roger Whirley of Hightown.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Grady Whirley, and two brothers, Grady L. Whirley and Bobby Lee Whirley.

Pallbearers will be Jon Brooks, Patrick Whirley, Bobby Dale Whirley, Tharen Price, Kenny Killough and Ronnie Arnold.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

LUDIE WHISENANT

Ludie Mae Whisenant, 86, of Aletha Lodge Nursing Home. Booneville, died Sunday. April 5. 1992.

Services were Tuesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. Whisenant was the widow o. Richard Whisenant. She was a beautician for 35 years. She was a former Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Booneville Chapter, and a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis Buddy Whisenant and Billy Whisenant, both of Booneville; two sisters, Lera Kennedy of Los Angeles, Calif., and Reba Young of Tishomingo; two brothers, Lester Leatherwood of Prescott. Ariz., and Curtiss Leatherwood of Tishomingo; four grandchildren: two step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren

 

BILLY WHITEAKER

CORINTH - William Giles "Billy" Whiteaker, 22, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at his home in Las Vegas. He was a graduate of Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev. He was a waiter and a member of Southaven General Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Thrasher and the Rev. Steve Corbett officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his parents, Chris and Suzanne Whiteaker of Cedar Town, Ga., and Renea Giles and Timothy Peters of Corinth; his grandparents, Eugene and Fannie Giles of Corinth, Frances Peters of Corinth, and Jackie Griffin of Southaven; a brother, Michael Whiteaker of Corinth; a half brother, Matthew Whiteaker of Cedar Town, Ga.; a stepbrother, Daniel Scipper of Las Vegas; three stepsisters, Tiffany Peters, Brittany Peters and Whitney Peters, all of Corinth; a special friend, Tosha McCormick.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Betty Whiteaker, and Tommy D. Peters.

Pallbearers will be Steve Bales, Conrad Brandon, Travis Hendrix, Greg Meriwether Sr., Kenny Talley and Tommy Whiteaker.

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

 

BARLOW WHITAKER

Russell Barlow Whitaker, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born June 12, 1903, in the Ratliff community of Itawamba County to Motan and Dovie Davidson Whitaker, He was a lifelong farmer and carpenter, and a member of the Mount Vernon Christian Church. He was an avid fisherman until his health failed. He was the husband of the late Bonnie Clayton Whitaker, who died in 1963.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with Bro. Grady Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include one son, Gwyn Whitaker, and his wife, Louise, of Tupelo; two brothers, Lawrence Whitaker of Baldwyn and Walker Whitaker of Guntown; one sister, Willie Mac Green of West Point; two grandchildren, Perry Whitaker and his wife, Patsy, of Tupelo, and Sherry Gray and her husband, Jimmy, of Saltillo; two great-grandchildren, Courtney and Ashley Gray.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Barney, Coy and Cleatus Whitaker, and a sister, Ozie Palmer.

Pallbearers will be David Whitaker, Steve Whitaker, Robert Palmer, Joe Sandoval, Earl Martin and Buddy Clayton.

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

 

CLAUDE WHITAKER

IUKA - Claude Whitaker, 81, died Thursday night at the Tishomingo County Hospital. He was a retired farmer.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cutshall Funeral Home. The Revs. Billy Paul Feltman and S.A. Bonds will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nancy Whitaker of Iuka; six daughters, Mrs. Olene Hart of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Mildred White of Iuka, Mrs. Billie Harris of Corinth, Mrs. Montez Epperson of Corinth, Mrs. Bonnie Austin and Mrs. Linda Cooley. both of Houston, Texas; three sons, Donald Whitaker of Corinth, Floyd Whitaker and Lloyd Whitaker, both of Iuka; one sister, Mrs. Lorene Schultz of Scottsboro, Ala.; one brother, J.D. Whitaker of Corinth; 24 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

 

FLOYD WHITAKER

IUKA - Iuka Police Chief Floyd Whitaker died Friday at Humana Hospital in Muscle Shoals, Ala., after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Whitaker, 40, had spent much of his life in law enforcement.

Flags at Iuka City Hall and the Iuka Post Office were flying a half staff Friday in honor of the town's top lawman.

Whitaker was elected to a second term as police chief during an election in June. Voters gave Whitaker a landslide victory in the primary election when he received more than 600 votes more than the next candidate in the three-man field.

Before becoming police chief, Whitaker served as Iuka fire chief and as a Tishomingo County constable.

Iuka Mayor David Nichols, who described Whitaker as a friend, said, "I respected him highly and enjoyed working with him. He will be missed here at city hall."

Nichols said Whitaker thoroughly enjoyed police work.

Assistant Police Chief Robert Till will serve as acting chief until the Iuka Board of Aldermen meets Tuesday, Nichols said. Nichols said Till probably will continue in that role until a special election is called sometime in February. Three and a one-half years remain in the unexpired term.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Whitaker of Iuka; one daughter, Felicia Whitaker of Iuka: one son, Brian Whitaker of Iuka.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Iuka Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.

 

GERALDINE M. WHITAKER

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Geraldine M. Whitaker, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, Ill. She was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Corinth to William R. and Ellen Bradley McCormack. She married Mirl W. Whitaker on Aug. 27,1948, in Corinth. She graduated from Corinth High School and from Lambuth College in Jackson, Tenn., in 1945, where she was a member of the choir and president of the Fine Arts Club Music Department. She taught school in Missouri and Mississippi. She received a Master of Library Science Degree from the University of New York at Geneseo in 1968. She worked at Lincoln Library in Springfield, Ill., beginning in 1968 and retired as head of the reference department in 1990. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Springfield, Ill., where she was an officer of United Methodist Women and of Church Women United, Chapter ES of the PEO sisterhood, where she served as treasurer from 1984 to 1993. She was a volunteer at the Kumler Food Pantry and a volunteer ombudsman with Project Advocate.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Springfield, Ill., with Dr. Roger K. Rominger officiating. Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Mirl; three sons, Alan Whitaker and wife, Kathy, of Springfield, Ill., Stuart Whitaker of Falls Church, Va., and Bradley Whitaker and wife, Maureen Sullivan, of Berkeley, Calif.; two sisters, Sue Tate and husband, William, of Tupelo and Marianne Hill of Tifton, Ga.; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

 

JAMES WHITAKER

BALDWYN ‑ James Lawrence Whitaker Sr., 90, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a retired independent building contractor and a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Grady Davidson and Dr. Terry Cutter officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy P. Whitaker of Baldwyn; one son, Jim Whitaker and his wife, Jackie, of Baldwyn; one brother, Walker D. Whitaker of Guntown; one grand­child, Andy Whitaker of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Minor Whitaker, Barney Whitaker, Barlow Whitaker, Cletus Whitaker and Coy Whitaker; two sis­ters, Ozzie Palmer and Willie Mae Green.; his parents, Moton and Davis Whitaker.

Pallbearers will be Glen Skelton Randy Morgan, Lester Howell, Jim­my Cunningham, Billie Glover and Bud Reynolds.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim­my Arnold, Johnny Arnold and Joyce Houston.

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

 

MACK WHITAKER

BOONEVILLE — C.M. "Mack" Whitaker Jr., 50, died Thursday, April 14, 1994, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Foote Street Church of Christ in Corinth and a real estate developer. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Malcolm George officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Walden Whitaker; one son, dint Whitaker of Plainsboro, New Jersey; one daughter and her husband, Christy and Frank Madlinger of Memphis, Tenn.; and his parents, Cecil and Mary Emma Whitaker of Corinth.

Pallbearers will be Philip Duncan, Perry Henderson, Leamon Sanders, Gene Weeks, Hale Aust, Travis Childers, Dan Dunford and Tommy Cadle.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Pinevale Children's Home, Rt. 7 Box 241, Corinth, Miss. 38834.

 

NANCY WHITAKER

IUKA -- Funeral services for Nancy Whitaker, 90, is set for 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Paul Feltman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Whitaker died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home in Iuka. She was a member of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Whitaker; a son, Floyd Whitaker; and a daughter, Mildred White.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Whitaker of Corinth, and Lloyd Whitaker of Iuka; five daughters, Bonnie Austin, Montez Epperson and Billie Harris, all of Corinth, Olene Hart of Nashville, Tenn., and Linda Smith of Fresno, Texas; three brothers, Herman Tigner and J.M. Tiger, both of Iuka, and Vernon Tigner of Fayetteville, N.C.; 23 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Brian Whitaker, David White, Mickie White, Greg Perkins, Frankie White and Lannie Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Whitaker and Mike Hart.

Visitation will continue today until service time at Cutshall Funeral Home.

Nancy Whitaker

 

BARLOW WHITAKER

Russell Barlow Whitaker, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born June 12, 1903, in the Ratliff community of Itawamba County to Motan and Dovie Davidson Whitaker, He was a lifelong farmer and carpenter, and a member of the Mount Vernon Christian Church. He was an avid fisherman until his health failed. He was the husband of the late Bonnie Clayton Whitaker, who died in 1963.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with Bro. Grady Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include one son, Gwyn Whitaker, and his wife, Louise, of Tupelo; two brothers, Lawrence Whitaker of Baldwyn and Walker Whitaker of Guntown; one sister, Willie Mac Green of West Point; two grandchildren, Perry Whitaker and his wife, Patsy, of Tupelo, and Sherry Gray and her husband, Jimmy, of Saltillo; two great-grandchildren, Courtney and Ashley Gray.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Barney, Coy and Cleatus Whitaker, and a sister, Ozie Palmer.

Pallbearers will be David Whitaker, Steve Whitaker, Robert Palmer, Joe Sandoval, Earl Martin and Buddy Clayton.

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

 

WALKER WHITAKER

GUNTOWN - Walker Whitaker, 86, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and butcher. He had been a member of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church since October 1947. An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed Southern gospel music and being with his family and friends.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Kenneth Davidson and Bro. Grady Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Estle Mae Whitaker of Guntown; three daughters, Lula Mae Jamieson and her husband, Travis, of Chalybeate, Mary Elizabeth Wilson and her husband, Gene, of Greenville, and Martha Robinson and her husband, Joel, of Guntown; one son, David N. Whitaker, and his wife, Judy, of Baldwyn; his grandchildren, Carl Jamieson, Kathy Dorris, Christy Robinson, Megan Robinson, Hannah Robinson and Michael Whitaker; his great-grandchildren, Emily Jamieson, Jonathan Jamieson and Grant Dorris; a special great-niece and great-nephew, Olivia Whitaker and Lane Whitaker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walker Moton Whitaker and Dovie Davidson Whitaker; a daughter, Wanda Dale Whitaker; a grandson, David Wilson; a granddaughter, Karen Wilson; two sisters; and seven brothers.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 751 Oak Grove Road, Mantachie MS 38855.

 

W. T. WHITAKER

BURNSVILLE - William T. "W. T." Whitaker, 74, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Naomi Whitaker of Burnsville; a son, Keith Whitaker of Chicago; a daughter, Ann Whitaker of Florida; two stepdaughters, Debbie Gillespie and Terri Lynn Rolfes, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Joseph Gillespie, Jordan Rolfes and Selena Marie Rolfes, all of Chicago, and Bobby Whitaker and Jasmine Whitaker, both of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Whitaker.

Pallbearers will be Tom Ham, Junior Coke, Willie Whitaker, Tommy Epperson, Barry Lambert and Robert Green.

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

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

 

W.T. WHITAKER

BURNSVILLE - William T. "W.T." Whitaker, 74, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Naomi Whitaker of Burnsville; a son, Keith Whitaker of Chicago; a daughter, Ann Whitaker of Florida; two stepdaughters, Debbie Gillespie and Terri Lynn Rolfes, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Joseph Gillespie, Jordan Rolfes and Selena Marie Rolfes, all of Chicago, and Bobby Whitaker and Jasmine Whitaker, both of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Whitaker.

Pallbearers will be Tom Ham, Junior Coke, Willie Whitaker, Tommy Epperson, Barry Lambert and Robert Green.

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

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

 

HERMAN WHITAKER

CORINTH - Willie Herman Whitaker, 89, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at his residence. He was born June 11, 1915, in Tishomingo County. He loved the Lord and the Word. He worshipped at Ridgecrest Baptist Church at Farmington. He loved his family and was loved by everyone. He loved Blue Grass Music and enjoyed dancing on Thursday nights at Court House Square.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Charles Stephenson and the Rev. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in the Falcon Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Gene Whitaker Sr. and wife, Judy, of Corinth; one daughter, Doris Hathcock of Corinth; one sister, Goldie Johnson of Corinth; four grandchildren, Cathy Riley and husband, Brad, of Tupelo, Gene Whitaker Jr. and wife, Denise, of Selmer, Tenn., Lea Ann Norman and J. Norman of Corinth and Phillip Hathcock and wife, Amanda, of Savannah, Tenn.; 13 great-grandchildren, Addison and Andrew Riley, Jade, Lauren, Gregory and Garrison Norman, Jessica, Carey and Trevor Hathcock, Jason, Jordan, Jacob and Julia Whitaker; his special friend, Geneva Holt of Corinth; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lessie Whitaker, who died Jan. 12, 2002; his parents, Rev. Mark Whitaker and Maude Marlar Whitaker; three sisters, Alba Fowler, Gladys Wade and Myrtle Whitaker; an infant brother, Wilford Whitaker; three brothers-in-law, W.P. Johnson, Ed Wade and Sid Fowler.

Pallbearers will be Gene Whitaker Jr., Phillip Hathcock, J. Norman, Brad Riley, Gregory Norman and Garrison Norman.

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

 

BILLY WHITEAKER

CORINTH - William Giles "Billy" Whiteaker, 22, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at his home in Las Vegas. He was a graduate of Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev. He was a waiter and a member of Southaven General Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Thrasher and the Rev. Steve Corbett officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his parents, Chris and Suzanne Whiteaker of Cedar Town, Ga., and Renea Giles and Timothy Peters of Corinth; his grandparents, Eugene and Fannie Giles of Corinth, Frances Peters of Corinth, and Jackie Griffin of Southaven; a brother, Michael Whiteaker of Corinth; a half brother, Matthew Whiteaker of Cedar Town, Ga.; a stepbrother, Daniel Scipper of Las Vegas; three stepsisters, Tiffany Peters, Brittany Peters and Whitney Peters, all of Corinth; a special friend, Tosha McCormick.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Betty Whiteaker, and Tommy D. Peters.

Pallbearers will be Steve Bales, Conrad Brandon, Travis Hendrix, Greg Meriwether Sr., Kenny Talley and Tommy Whiteaker.

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

 

ADA WHITE

Ada Vernice White, 77, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at the Corinth Health and Rehabilitation.

Services were Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church with the Rev. V.L. Cummings officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one son, Walter Leroy White; three sisters, Vena Faye Richards, Pauline Hines and Ethel Gregory; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ira White; her mother, Lillie Marie White; and a brother, John L. White. Church members were pallbearers.

 

AGNES B. WHITE

CORINTH - Agnes B. White, 83, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at the Alcorn Rehab and Health Care. She was born Oct. 24, 1919, in Lawrence County, Tenn., to the late John and Gilla Balch. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was genealogist for her family and for the public for many years, and was also a caregiver. She moved to Corinth in 1986.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Jones and the Rev. Howard Lips officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at the Grassy Memorial Cemetery in Lexington, Ala.

Survivors include one sister, Thetus Marsh of Corinth; her nieces, Karen Shults, Lisa Spencer, Susan Seago, Connie Evans and Kathy Thacker; two nephew, Shawn Marsh and Brian Marsh; a host of great-nieces and great-nephews; and her special friend, James McCreary and his family.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, John C. White and Almond William; her parents; three brothers, Bruce Balch, Euell Balch and Chester Balch.

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

 

BETTY WHITE

CORINTH - Betty Louise White, 78, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at her home. She was an active member of North Corinth Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, having family gatherings, her church and gospel singing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Directors Inc. with Bro. Bill Wages and Bro. Dan Wright officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, James Edward and Carolyn White of Bethel Springs, Tenn., and Donnie Gene and Joyce White, Robert White and Billy White, all of Corinth; a brother, Charlie Leroy Davis of Hutchinson, Kan.; two sisters, Norene D. Stevens of Denver, Colo., and Norma Jean Richardson of Arlington, Kan.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Verner and Ernestine Crum, and Peter and Edith Odom; a sister-in-law, Vickie Davis of Hutchinson, Kan.; 11 grandchildren, Michael Lee White, Bryan White, Betty White Null, Tony White, Chris White, Buffy Null, Robin White, Danielle White, Wendy Marie White, David Matthew White and Jessica Lynn White; 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lee White; her husband, Junior Edward White; two brothers, Donald Leroy Davis and Willard "Dub" Davis; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest and Carrie Odom; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Dimple White.

Pallbearers will be Scott Lassiter, Chad Null, Eddie Wade, Larry Brungardt, Sam Davis, Brent Lipford, Charles Heavener and Jody Massengill.

Verner Crum will be an honorary pallbearer.

 

BILLY M. "BILL" WHITE

Billy M. "Bill" White, 70, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born in Dennis to the late Grady and Lynn Sar­tain White. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Booneville and re­tired as manager of Frontier Communications. He was a gunnery sergeant with the U.S. Navy in Korea. He was an avid fisherman and diehard Missis­sippi State fan.

Services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the McMillan Fu­neral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Powers and Bro. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial was in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Madine Lindley White of Booneville; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Curtiss of Tu­pelo 'and Leigh Hamilton and her husband, Andy, of New Al­bany; one son, Larry White and his wife, Nancy of Florence, Ala.; a step-daughter, Tammy Boyle and her husband, Gary, of Tupelo; stepson, Tim Boren and his wife, Tammy, of Booneville; six grandchildren, Brock and Hayley Hamilton, Lauren White, Brad White, Ashley White and Tyler Boren.

Pallbearers were Ralph Stallings, Ken Nash, Marlon Bingham, Vic Chisholm, Mark Christian, Vern Crowe, TimCox and Jerry Lindley

 

BOBBY WHITE

BALDWYN - Bobby Lynn White, 46, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a scrap iron dealer.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth Williams and husband, Carl, of Baldwyn; a brother, Carlos H. White Jr. and wife, Linda, of Tupelo; nieces and nephews, Cindy Buse and Terry, Tina Beeskow and Jimmy, Sue Roberts and Country, Babette Keith, Tony White and Melinda, Danny White and Melinda, Laura Hinds and Brad, Tanya Bynum and Kevin; a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C.H. White Sr. and Judy Parker White, and a sister, Lois Ann White Nanney.

Pallbearers will be Tony White, Danny White, Jimmy Beeskow, Country Roberts, Brad Hinds, Brent Loague and Jason Loague.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Gattis, Terry Buse and Nick Goddard.

 

RAY WHITE

SALTILLO - Charles Ray White, 66, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at his home. He was a retired employee of the Mississippi Highway Patrol and a former employee of the Lee County Sheriff's Department. He also served as an interim constable, completing Ralph Coggins' term. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Dr. Ken Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Maylene Taylor White of Saltillo; five children, Billy Ray White and wife, Amee, of Vine Grove, Ky., Jimmy Ellis White and wife, Pam, of Saltillo, Tommy Craig White and wife, Theresa, of Saltillo, Tracy Brock White and wife, Sylvia, of Pontotoc, and Marlena Elizabeth White of the home; two brothers, Olen White and wife, Gay, of Pontotoc, and Robert White and wife, Shirley, of New Albany; 10 grandchildren, David White, Matthew White, Randi White, Reese White, Cory White, Josh White, Casey White, Drake White, Jared White and Nikki White; two great-grandchildren, Mary Helen White and Maeve White; his mother-in-law, Myrtle Taylor of Tupelo; two sisters-in-law, Allie White of Tennessee and Linda Hoffman of Shannon.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Joyce Brock White, in 1978; his parents, George Ellis and Clara Nell Ashmore White; and a brother, Curtis White.

Pallbearers will be members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

 

CORTEZ P. WHITE

BALDWYN - Cortez Pickering White, 78, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born June 10, 1926, in the Woodland community of Pontotoc County to the late Erskin and Dovie Mae Mask Pickering. Most of her life she was a resident of Tupelo, but had been living in Baldwyn since 1997/ She had worked for over 25 years with Milam Manufacturing and had worked for five years with Rosato Manufacturing when she retired. She attended the Worship Center Independent Baptist Church in Marietta. Her hobbies included collecting dolls, various sewing crafts, flower gardening and houseplants. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Robert Wood officiating. Ted Graham will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include one daughter, Shaye Graham and her husband, Ted; one son, Greg White and his wife, Bobbi, all of Baldwyn; two sisters, Fannie Lou Crowder and her husband, Johnny, of Saltillo, and Betty Kozlowitz and her husband, Robert, of Nettleton; 11 grandchildren, Chanda Wilson, Wesley Wilson, Drew White, Austin White, Courtney Tackett, Kayleigh Graham, Breann White, Ashley Graham, Cara Tackett, John Oaks and Will White; three great-grandchildren, Danielle Hachett, Daly Wilson and Abby White; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Grady Hale Pannell Jr.; two brothers, Zorus Pickering and Travis Pickering; and one sister, Jewell Mae Morris.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Wilson, Drew White, Austin White, Sidney Kozlowitz, George "Dinky" Crowder, Darrell Derreberry and Robert Huffman.

 

BOBBIE WHITE

Cynthia Gilliam White, 88, of New Albany, died Monday, June 2, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 4, at 1:30 p.m. at United Funeral Service the Rev. Larry Hill officiating. Burial was in Glenfield Memorial .Funeral Service of New Albany was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. White was born Feb. 3, 1909, in Union County to William R. and Dock Gilliam. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist New Albany. She was preceded in; death by her husband of 73 years, he died on May 24, 1996. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

Survived by two sons, Dr. John R. White of Baldwyn and David Noel of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren

Mary Gilliam and Francis Nowlin of New Albany and Joan Spencer.

 

DELOIS WHITE

IUKA - Delois Robinson White, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late John and Alice Robinson. She married Matt White on July 5, 1936, in Gholson. He preceded her in death on April 29, 1998. She was a homemaker and a member of the Iuka Apostolic Church. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed reading, listening to Books on Tape, keeping children and crosstitching.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus with Bro. Bobby Joe Butler and Bro. Kenneth White officiating. Burial will be in Brooksville Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Alice Gadd of Winston Salem, N.C., Willa Dean Reed and husband, Russell, of Meridian, and Gladys Hall and husband, Richard, of New Albany; five sons, Bobby White and wife, Doris, and Kenneth White and wife, Sherry, all of Iuka, Donald White and wife, Linda, of Starkville, Matt White and wife, Sylvia, of Millport, Ala., and Mike White of Raleigh, N.C.; 24 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jay White, Andy Hall, Rusty Reed, Jackie Reed, Chris Reed, Brad White, Dusty White and Joe Stewart.

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

Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 303, Columbus MS 39703; or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., New York City NY 10017.

 

DOROTHY WHITE

CORINTH - Dorothy J. White, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harry Stanley officiating. Burial will be in New Hope United Methodist Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Audry White of Corinth; a son, Larry White and wife, Doris, of Glen; a daughter, Evonne Moore and husband, Kenny, of Corinth; a granddaughter, Maleah White of Glen; two stepgrandsons, Ben Johnson and Jake Johnson of Glen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Newton Robbins and Eura Mae Hopkins Robbins; a sister, Ernestine Findley; and a brother, Alton D. Robbins.

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

 

EDITH WHITE

BOONEVILLE - Edith Woodruff White, 94, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at the Longwood Community Living Center after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Snowdown Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Snowdown Church of Christ with Minister Steve Hodgin and Minister Keith Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the Snowdown Cemetery.

Survivors include three nieces, Waynona Davis, Hazel Vanderford and Nelda Woodard, all of Booneville; one nephew, James Vanderford and his wife, Faye, of Booneville; four great-nieces, Anita Wigginton and her husband, Sammy, Shelia Bunch, Teresa Murphy and her husband, Richard, and Lisa McKinney and her husband, Paul Ray, all of Booneville; three great-nephews, Drexel Davis and his wife, Donna, Nathan Davis and his wife, Pat, all of Booneville, and Wayne Vanderford of Memphis; six great-great-nieces and five great-great-nephews; one great-great-great-niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Minnie Woodruff; and one sister, Ella Vanderford.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Murphy, Andrew Murphy, Daniel Bunch, Curtis Wigginton, Randy Johnson, Drexel Davis, Nathan Davis and Paul Ray McKinney.

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

 

NEAL WHITE

CORINTH - Elvis O'Neal "Neal" White, 49, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at his home. He was a member of North Corinth Baptist Church, and a carpenter and construction worker. He enjoyed fishing and building what-nots, and he loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Allen Milam and the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Ryan White and Toby Eugene White of Twin Cities, Minn.; two daughters, Hope Dejoy White and Kelly Rena White of Corinth; three grandchildren, Jeremiah White, Kayleb Wicks and Azaria Walker; two brothers, Travis Eugene White and wife, Rhonda, of Glen, and Larry Ray White of Corinth; a sister, Linda Ruth Glidewell and husband, Ricky, of Corinth; two nieces, Jenny White and Heather Oaks; two nephews, Jason Hancock and William Hancock.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Everett White; his mother, Dimple Carter White; and a nephew, T.J. White.

Pallbearers will be Billy Mason, Greg Moore, Terrell Jolly, Shelby Waldrop, Gary "Goob" Johnson, Mack Gilmore, Jody Mason and Jim Ed White.

All his special friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

 

EVA WHITE

RIENZI - Eva Nell Eaton White, 57, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a homemaker and a member of First Apostolic Church in Jumpertown.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth with Bro. Buddy Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery No. 2 in Prentiss County. Coleman-Family Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Ottis White of Rienzi; three daughters, Diana Faye White of Corinth, Stephanie Godwin and husband of Kossuth, and Simona Gail White of Rienzi; a son, Billy Wayne White of Memphis; a brother, Jerry Wayne Eaton and wife, Rhonda, of Rienzi; grandchildren, Ashley White, Angelita White, Jonathan Godwin and Courtland Godwin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Lee and Maudie Faye Wren Eaton.

 

FAYE WHITE

R ENZI - Faye White, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at her home after a long illness. She was a retired employee of Prentiss Manufacturing Company and a member of Kemps Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Lenda Moody of Rienzi; two sons, Ottis R. and William R. White of Rienzi; a sister, Opal Fleming of Booneville; a brother, G.B. Donahue of Rienzi; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. White; a daughter, Sharon Dian White; and two brothers, A.C. and E.J. Donahue.

Pallbearers will be Jim Moody, Kenny Moody, Greg Moody, Justin Moody, William White and Eric Ballard.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

GLADYS WHITE

BOONEVILLE - Gladys White, 81, died Friday, December 29, 1989, at the Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was retired and was a member of the Martin Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p. m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Gibson, the Rev. C.D. Edge and the Rev. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Willa Mae Walden and Emogene Moore, both of Booneville and Lucille Walden of Prague, Okla.; three brothers, Cecil White of Booneville, Kellous V. White of Michigan City, Ind. and Eugene White of San Diego, Calif.

Pallbearers will be T.N. George, Jack George, Charlie Mac Moore, Trent Moore, Orien Hare, R.W. Martin, Kelly White and Robert Martin.

 

INEZ WHITE

BURNSVILLE - Inez White, 85, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was a former employee of the dietary department at the Tishomingo County Hospital. She was later employed as a seamstress at several local factories. She was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. John Stockton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Jane Craig and husband, Gilmer, of Danville, Ala., Donna Lambert of Burnsville, Betty Walters and husband, Jess, of Elk Grove, Calif., and Mildred Hans of Hermitage, Tenn.; two brothers, Charles Hale of McComb and David Hale of Killeen, Texas; a sister, Maydell Sheppard of Fort Worth, Texas; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard White, and two grandsons, Steven Craig and Brian Lambert.

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Memorials may be made to a hospice organization of the donor's choice.

 

JAY J. WHITE

BOONEVILLE – Jay J. White, 91, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Show­down Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 P.M. Thursday at Showdown Church of Christ with Minister Jim Archer and Minister J.A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Showdown Cemetery McMillan Funeral Home Is In charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Edith Woodruff White; two sis­ters, Ruby Gill of Tyronze, Ark., and Audie Neal of Bassett, Ark.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Anna White, four sisters and five brothers.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

 

LANNIE GREER WHITE

Lannie Greer White, 83, of Booneville, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J.A. Thornton officiating. Burial was in Hinkle Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. White was a residential care aid for the sick and elderly. She was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ and the Freed Hardeman Associates. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Greer, and her second husband, R.W. White.

She is survived by two daughters, Louise Pitts of DeRidder, La., and Lucille Serpas of Waggaman, La.; two sisters, Rosie Lee Miller of Allentown, Pa., and Mildred Spencer of Memphis; one brother, Leland Griffin of Kempner, Texas; and four grandchildren.

 

LETHA WHITE

Funeral services for Letha V. White, 99, of Corinth are set for 2 p.m. this afternoon at Coleman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Mrs. White died Wednesday, March 29, 20000, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She had lived hl Burnsville with her niece Kathleen Reynolds the past seven years, and she was the oldest member of West Corinth Baptist Church. She had been a teacher at both Fast Prentiss and Fields schools and a salesperson at Mitchell's Department Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John O. White, and a son, John O. White Jr.

Survivors include four nephews, Wilson Smith and Horace Smith, both of Burnsville, A.C. Roberts, of Booneville and Hurley Roberts of Stockbridge , Ga.; four nieces, Kathleen Reynolds of Burnsville, Reba Robinson of Sheffield, Ala., Edith Estrus of Hickory, N.C. and Sarah Ann Mayo of Clayton, N.C.; five great‑nephews; six great­ nieces; several great‑great­ nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

 

LUDIE CURTIS WHITE

CORINTH - Ludie Curtis White, 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at the Miss. Care Center. She was a member of Lorraine Baptist Church. She was known to many as "Aunt Ludie" and was known far and wide for her fried peach pies. She and her husband owned White's DX Station for several years and many of her customers became her lifelong friends. She loved her family as only a mother could and became a second mother to all of her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed quilting, going to church, but most of all she enjoyed talking and being with her family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Allen Milam and Bro. Taft Nethery officiating. Burial will be in the Lorraine Cemetery in Guys, Tenn.

Survivors include one son, Bobby White and wife, Faye, of Corinth; two daughters, Jane Phelps and husband, Luther Wayne, of Guntown, and Brenda Mills and friend, Charles Roberts, of Tupelo; 11 grandchildren, Dianne Baldwin, Martha Durbin, Jimmy White, Deborah Steen, Randy White, Dewayne White, Bobby L. White, Timothy White, Pam McCaleb, Susan Mills and Misty Stanford; three step-grandchildren, Dale Fulks, Terry Fulks and Marita Hood; 21 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Pat White; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Dolmer L. White; one daughter, Faye White Neal; her father, Charlie Curtis; her mother, Chattie Randolph Curtis; three brothers; six sisters.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Davis, Howard Davis, Charles Davis, Kelly Pyle, Jimmy Pyle and Ron Hatfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and one Thursday from 9 a.m. until service time.

 

MARY WHITE

CORINTH - Mary Ramer White, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at the Magnolia Hospital. She was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. She graduated from Selmer, Tenn. High School and was a member of the Oak Hill Christian Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Frank Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Paul White of Corinth; one son, Tomal David White of Corinth; two daughters, Amanda Allen and her husband, Tommy, of Jackson, Tenn., and Paula Hunt and her husband, Herb, of Olive Branch; four grandchildren, Chip Allen, Greg Allen, Eric Hunt and Laurie White; one great-grandchild, Mary Katherine Allen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John T. and Minnie Ramer; one brother, Jett Ramer; three sisters, Lucillie McCormick, Annie Rea Moore and Jonnie Townsend.

Pallbearers will be Billy McGee, Roy Williams, Ben Williams, Bill Williams, Blan Rickman and Rudy Massengille.

 

MELVIN WHITE

BOONEVILLE - Melvin Lee White, 67, died Wednesday, July 27, 1994, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was a retired farmer and factory worker, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the East Prentiss Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Chapel of Salts Funeral Home with the Rev. Pete McCoy officiating assisted by the Rev. Dexter Wilemon. Burial will be in the Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Louise White of Booneville; one son, Dale White of Iuka; two grand- children; one step-granddaughter and three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Clarene McCoy and Eamestine Cunningham, both of Booneville, Vera Reason and Zeima Butler, both of Memphis, and Stella Faye Thompson of Verona.

 

MILDRED WHITE

IUKA - Mildred White, 68, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at her home. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Edwin Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Frankie White and his wife, Dorinda, Mickey White and David White, all of Iuka; two daughters, Sherri Wilkins of Iuka, and Carolyn Leonetti and her husband, Phillip, of League City, Texas; two brothers, Donald Whitaker of Corinth and Lloyd Whitaker of Iuka; five sisters, Olene Hart of Nashville, Montez Epperson, Billie Harris and Bonnie Austin, all of Corinth, and Linda Smith of Fresno, Texas; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a special uncle, J.M. Tigner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton White; a son, Bobby White; a granddaughter, Lee Ann White Marbry; her father, Claude Whitaker; and a brother, Floyd Whitaker.

 

MOLLY JUANITA WHITE

Molly Juanita White, 82, a native of Burnsville, died Monday, April 20, 1998, at her daughter's residence in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 23 at Liberty Hills Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Hathorn officiating. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. White was of the Methodist faith and was preceded in death by her parents, M. Carl and Rose Jourdan.

She is survived by a daughter, Maxine White Shanks of Chattanooga; sisters, Lois Long of Mississippi and Army Epperson of Alabama; brothers, Ray Jourdan and Herman Jourdan, both of Mississippi; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital in Memphis.

 

OPHA WHITE

BOONEVILLE ‑ Opha Pounds White, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was a teacher in Prentiss County for 49 years before retiring. She was a member of Booneville Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school for many years.

Services will be at 2 p .m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister Jim Archer officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Ortha Long and Marie Gulled, both of Booneville, and Betty Crawford of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother. Billy Pounds of Columbus; two grandchil­dren, Eddie Pounds While Jr. of Dal­las, Texas, and Rhonda Ann White of Gulf Breeze, Fla.,

She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry While; a son, Eddie Pounds White; and four brothers, Theron Pounds, Oswald Pounds, Kenneth Pounds and Theo Pounds.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

OPHA POUNDS WHITE

Opha Pounds White, 86, of Booneville, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.

Services were Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister Jim Archer officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mrs. White was a retired school teacher, after teaching for 49 years in Prentiss County. She taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of Booneville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy White; one son, Eddie Pounds White; four brothers, Theron Pounds, Oswald Pounds, Kenneth Pounds and Thed Pounds.

She is survived by three sisters, Ortha Long and Marie Gullett, both of Booneville and Betty Crawford of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Billy Pounds of Columbus, Miss.; two grandchildren, Eddie Pounds White Jr. of Dallas, Texas and Rhonda Ann White of Gulf Breeze, Fla.

 

PERCY T. WHITE

Percy T. White, 79, of 402 Wickwood, Booneville, died Wednesday, July 24, 1991, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Services were Friday, July 26, at 2 p.m. at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Doug Greenway and J.A. Thornton officiating. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.

Mr. White was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ where he served as an elder for 35 years, a Sunday School teacher and song director. He was a retired building contractor and past president of the board and manager of the Prentiss County Electric Power Association.

He is survived by his wife, Opha Pounds White: two sisters, Addle Harris of Haleyville. Ala., and Audry Jackson of Pensacola. Fla.; a brother, Edward White of Memphis and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son. Eddie White.

 

Roy C. “Clyder” White

Roy C. “Clyder” White, 81, of Florence, Ala., died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1996, at Elise Coffee Hospital in Florence.

Mr. White was a law officer with Florence Police Department from 1959 to 1977. He worked as a security officer for First National Bank from 1978 to 1985 and spent four years as a security officer with Elise Coffee Hospital. He was a member of Petersville Church of Christ.

The son of the late William "Webb" and Mary Holley White of the Little Brown community in Prentiss County, he was born August 8, 1914. He lived in Prentiss County until 1940.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Kylie Moreland of Booneville and one granddaughter, Lagina Hudson of Florence.

Services were at 11:30 a.m. March 1 in Florence with Elkins Funeral Home in charge. Derrel Davis officiated. Burial was in Greenview Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Ruth Hoard White of Florence; one son, Kenneth W. White of Wilsonville, Ala.; one sister. Delta Smith of Booneville; one granddaughter, Amanda Waldrep of Florence; three great-grandchildren, Thomas E. Nichols III, Fallen M. Nichols and Devin E. Bates, all of Florence.

Pallbearers were Gresham Harris, Steve Potts, Larry Clements, Gerald Home, Tony Borden and Kevin Borden. Honorary pallbearers were Mackie Don Smith and Thomas Ellett.

 

SALLIE WHITE

BALDWYN - Sallie Ford White, 94, died Monday, July 28, 2003, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was a homemaker and a member of Jericho Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Frederick and Bro. Felix Hutcheson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Jericho Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Lorene Duncan and Pauline Claunch, both of Baldwyn; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Albert White; four brothers, Eugene Ford, J.R. "Rob" Ford, Enoch Ford and Jet Ford; and two sisters, Mable Hickey and Essie Bryson.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until service time.

 

T. J. WHITE

GLEN - Travis Eugene "T. J." White II, 16, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in Glen. He was a 10th grade student at Alcorn Central High School, where he was a member of the football team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Bro. James Hardin will officiate, and Seth Kirkland will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Travis Eugene and Rhonda Jo White of Glen; a sister, Jenny White of Glen; his grandparents, Charles Edward and Vera Pearl Roach of Glen; several aunts and uncles, Jane and Neal Starnes, Danny and Janet Roach, Nellie and Ben Massengill, Lanny and Nayoka Roach, Karen and Mike Odom, Linda and Ricky Glidwell, Neal White and Larry White; several cousins, Ashley Dilworth, Josh Dilworth, Scott and Sherry Roach, Dana and Kevin Peters, Brad and Beth Roach, Marty and Robin Dilworth, Jeramie and Mechelle Roach, Kim, Kasey and Kayla Massengill, Joy and Nathan Rhoades, Hannah and Taylor Johnson, Quinton and LeeAnn Rhoades, Misty, Katie and Will Odom, Heather Oaks, William Hancock, Jason White, Riley and Dawson Roach, Colby Roach, Katelyn Peters, Maggie-Kate Rhoades, Alyson and Anna Roach, and Todd and Kelly Roach.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Dimple White, and a friend, Andy Burcham.

Pallbearers will be Seth Kirkland, Josh Odle, Rusty Purvis, Channing Hopkins, Micheal King, Todd Roach, Jordan Wren, Ricky Holder, Josh Wren and Al Bowling.

Honorary pallbearers will be the ACHS football player and coaches; the ACHS Class of 2006; and Jean Foust.

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

 

VIRGIA WHITE

RIPLEY - Virgia Ethel Luna White, 98, formerly of Booneville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at her residence in Ripley. She was a retired registered nurse from Baptist Memorial-Booneville. After her retirement she volunteered as the hospital as long as she could. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey White; an infant son, Douglas Hugh White; her parents, John Allen Luna and Bedie Thornton Luna Linebarger; one sister, Allen McCarley; and three brothers, Ed Luna, Olen Luna and Othan Luna.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville City Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Johnson of Ripley and Virginia Reed of Memphis; a niece, Shelia West and husband, Charles, of Hickory Flat; a nephew, Ronny C. Johnson and wife, Jodi, of Huntsville, Ala.; three great-nieces, Jennifer Patzius and husband, Craig, of Ripley, Melanie Fowler and husband, Bill, of Huntsville, Ala., and Jessica McAlister and husband, Jason, of Olive Branch; one great-nephew, Brad Johnson of Huntsville, Ala.; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will continue from 6:30 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

 

VIVIAN WHITE

BOONEVILLE Vivian Fugitt White, 82, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was a retired supervisor for Prentiss Manufacturing Co. and a member of the First Methodist Church in Booneville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with t the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. : Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. Survivors include one nephew, Jim Fugitt, and his wife, Ann, of Burlison, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Dean Presley and Helen White, both of Booneville, and Geraldine Fugitt of Martin, Tenn.; one brother-in-law, W.B. White of Booneville; several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis White; her parents, Glenford and Emma Huffman Fugitt; one sister, Emmaglen Fugitt; and two brothers, Jeff Fugitt and Arthur Fugitt. Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

WILLIAM WHITE

BOONEVILLE - William R. "Rabbit" White, 55, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, in Alcorn County. He was born Feb. 28, 1949, in Rienzi to William and Edith Donahue White. He achieved the rank of sergeant while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a veteran of Vietnam and a retired painter. He enjoyed working with leather.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral home Chapel with Bro. Dale Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his fiancee, Paula Lee of Rienzi; three stepdaughters, Jacqueline Mills of Rienzi, and Ginger Strange and Ashley Strange of Booneville; a sister, Lenda Moody of Rienzi; a brother, Ottis White of Rienzi; five nephews, four nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sharon Dian White.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service tme today at the funeral home.

 

BOB WHITE

Funeral Services for Bob White

Willie A. "Bob" White, 74, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at his home. He was a member of Clausel Hill United Methodist Church, a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of the Heil Co. He was a professional dog trainer for 35 years and a restaurant owner in Tishomingo for 16 years. He had many friends who loved him dearly.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Kennedy and Bro. Jason Harms officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Emogene White of Tishomingo; two daughters, Brenda Edmondson and her husband, Donnie, of Dennis, and Barbara Borden and her husband, Jackie, of Cherokee, Ala.; two sisters, Geraldine Isbell and her husband, Clovis, and Roberta Hall, all of Cairo; one granddaughter, Jamie Borden of Cherokee, Ala.; two grandsons, Jason Borden of Cherokee, Ala.; and Shannon Edmondson and his wife, Heather, of Dennis; a special friend, Carl Medley of Tishomingo.

Pallbearers were: Carl Medley, Quthel McNatt, Jerry Day, Haskell Hamilton, Clarence Williams, Neat Edmondson, Mike Hale, and Tulon Rushing.

Honorary Pallbearers were: David Sanders, Joe Nunley, Vaden Lovelace, and Tom Wigginton.

 

BETTY ANN WHITEHEAD

TISHOMINGO - Betty Ann Whitehead, 56, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1993, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Paden Baptist Church, the Paden Order of the Eastern Star, and a homemaker. She was also a member of the Belmont Ladies Auxiliary and the Tishomingo Homemakers Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Tishomingo Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband,

Max Ray Whitehead of Tishomingo; two sons, Alan Ray Whitehead and Phillip Maxwell Whitehead, both of Tishomingo; three sisters, Dorothy Sue Young of Lufkin, Texas,  Ellen Johnson of Booneville and Bonnie Carolyn McCord of Tupelo; and two brothers, Malcolm Butler of Anniston, Ala., and Eugene Butler of Paden.

 

CECIL K. WHITEHEAD

BALDWYN - Cecil K. Whitehead, 86, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born April 5, 1917, in Cauthersville, Mo. She was a retired factory worker and a lifelong member of the Palestine Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Palestine Methodist Church with Bro. Dwight Scott and Bro. Michael Evans officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two nieces, Peggy Stephens and her caregiver, Gail Whitaker, both of Baldwyn; two special friends, Carolyn Hood and Pam Nichols; eight great-nieces; one great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stone and Maggie Johnson Whitehead; four sisters; two brothers; and one nephew.

Pallbearers will be Micheal Wood, Jason Michael, Eric Scott and Billy Stephens.

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

 

EARL WHITEHEAD

PICKWICK DAM, Tenn. - Earl N. Whitehead, 71, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at his home in Pickwick Dam, Tenn. He graduated from Iuka High School. He later graduated from the William R. Moore School of Technology in Memphis with a degree in architectural drafting. He served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Savannah, Tenn.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen with Bro. Randy Isbell officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Jean Whitehead of Pickwick Dam, Tenn.; two sons, David of Booneville and Eddie of Venice, Fla.; two daughters, Anita McVay of Tishomingo and Wendy Kelly of North Little Rock, Ark.; a brother, Bill Whitehead of Kentwood, La.; three sisters, Mary Sue Smith of Booneville, Laura Quay Steward of Albany, La., and Virginia McCoy of Fulton; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Alpha Whitehead; five brothers, Sid, George, J.B., Eurchill and Jerry Whitehead; and two sisters, Edith Mae Whitehead and Estaleen Johnson.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hardin County Cancer Society in Savannah, Tenn.

 

ELLIE WHITEHEAD

BOONEVILLE ‑ Ellie Dee White­head, 83, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Prentiss County, she was July 21, 1916, to Thomas and Ole Langston McCoy. She was a retired restaurant owner and a retired homemaker. She was a member of the Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gar­dening, cooking and growing roses. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Elzie White­head.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.L. Wallace officiating Burial will be in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters. Jane Pike of Nashville, Tenn., and Geraldine Beard and her husband, Roy, of Booneville; three sons, Bob Whitehead and his wife, Jimmie, and Harold Whitehead and his wife, Paulette, all of Booneville, and Max Whitehead of Nashville, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great‑grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Rose Wright; her parents; and a brother, Carl McCoy.

 

HEZIE MARK WHITEHEAD

BOONEVILLE - Hezie Mark Whitehead, 88, died Saturday, February 17, 1990, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. He was a retired construction worker, a native of Fayette County. Ala. and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Salts Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include four sisters, Leland Whitehead Stacy and Euna Rhoades, both of Booneville, Lulaela Whitehead Dobbins of Oklahoma and Mary Magdelene Hicks of Longview, Texas.

 

J.B. WHITEHEAD

J.B. Whitehead, 76, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at his residence on Old Marietta Road in Booneville after an extended illness. He was born May 18, 1924, to the late James Monroe and Alpha L. South Whitehead of the Burton community. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge, Shriners and a lifetime member of Disabled Veterans and the V.F.W. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served as an anti‑aircraft gunner and the Military Police. He served as Deputy Sheriff for Prentiss County under Sheriff Jimmy Thomas. He served as a policeman for the Booneville Police Department for 20 years. He retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Union Local 624 until his death. He was a honorary Deputy Sheriff of Prentiss County and an honorary Booneville Policeman. Services were Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial was in Forked Oak Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Christine Mann Whitehead; three sons, Donny Whitehead and his wife, Carolyn of Columbia, Tenn., Tommy Whitehead and his wife, Jill, of Little Rock, Ark., and Jimmy Whitehead and his wife, Rebecca, of Booneville; three brothers, Earl Whitehead and his wife, Jean, of LaJolla, Calif., Bill Whitehead and his wife, Evelyn of Kentwood, La., and Jerry Whitehead and his wife, Marie, of Dandridge, Tenn.; four sisters, Mary Sue Smith and her husband, Elbert of Booneville, Quay Stewart and her husband, Lucius, of Albany, La., Estaleen Johnson and her husband, Doug, of Golden, and Virginia McCoy and her husband, Dennis, of Booneville; four grandchildren, Jessica Whitehead, Tyler Whitehead, Amy Huggins and Sara Huggins. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Diane Whitehead; a sister, Edith Mae Whitehead; and three brothers, George, Sidney and Eurchell Whitehead.

Pallbearers were the following members of the Booneville Police Department: Chief Jerry Barnes, Lt. Larry Duncan, Patrol Commander Keith Lovell and Patrolmen Ray Hall, Mackie Gann and Ken Shackelford, Honorary pallbearers were members of the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department. Memorials may be made to the Life Center of Fairview Baptist Church, 101 Nicholson Drive, Booneville, MS 38829.

 

JAMES SIDNEY WHITEHEAD

James Sidney Whitehead, 71, died Friday at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a Freewill Baptist minister and retired postal employee.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at New Lebanon Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church ceme­tery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Ocene Lambert Whitehead of Ti­shomingo; three daughters, Betty Simms of Cairo, Deloise McAnnaly of Booneville and Lynn Stephens of Fulton; two sons, Jimmy Dean Whitehead of Tishomingo and Bonnie Lee Whitehead of Cairo; his stepmother, Alpha Mauldin; six sis­ters, Katie King and Mary Reddish, both of Alabama, Mary Sue Smith and Virginia McCoy, both of Booneville, Estleen Johnson of Fairview .and Quay Stewart of Louisiana; five brothers, J.B Whitehead of Boone­ville, George Whitehead of Iuka, Bill Whitehead of Louisiana, Earl Whitehead of California, and Jerry Whitehead of Florida:: 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The body will lie in state from 2 - 3 p.m.

 

JERRY W. WHITEHEAD

DANRIDGE, Tenn.‑ Jerry W. Whitehead, 58, died Saturday May 26, 2001, at his home in Dandndge, Tennessee after a long illness. He was born June 18, 1942 m Booneville. He and his wife were former owners of the Hill Stare and current owners/operators of the Three Oaks Family Campground. He also was par owner of Patriot Auto Sales.

Services will be at noon today a McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with his son, Jerry Kurtrs Whitehead, officiating. Buna will be in Forked Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife Mane Adams Whitehead of Dandridge, Tenn.; two daughters Angela Whitehead of Dandridge and Belynda Bridgford of Waxahachie, Texas, two sons. Jerry Kona Whitehead of Summit and Jerry Wayne Whitehead Jr of Baldwyn; two stepsons, Scott Sembach of Michigan and Thomas 7yrell of Florida; two brothers, Earl and Jean Whitehead of Pickwick, Tenn., and Bill and Evelyn Whitehead of Kentwood, La.; four sisters, Mary Sue Smith and Virginia McCoy, both of Booneville, Quay Stewed of Albany, La., and Estelaen Johnson of Golden; several grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7:00 a.m. to service time today.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mary Darby, 1298 Church view Drive, Jefferson City TN

 

JESSIE WALTER “J.W.” WHITEHEAD

LOUISVILLE –Funeral service for Jessie Walter “J.W.” Whitehead, 94, were held Mon­day at Nowell-Tilghman Chapel in Louisville with the Revs. Mike Ingram, James Yarbrough and Bobby Joe Butler officiating. Burial will be at Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Whitehead died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Winston Medical Center. A retired farmer and a retired painter for the Spartus Corporation, he was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Wilson Whitehead.

Survivors include two daugh­ters, Ann Garner of Arlington, Texas, and Betty Wray of Louisville; a son, Jessie White­head of Tupelo; two sisters, Archie Ree Sullivan of Louisville and Josie Brazeale of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Sherrell Brazeale, Brad Garner, Keith Greene, Riley Reed, Don Rogers, Josh Ward and Gary Whitehead.

 

JOSEPH WHITEHEAD

BALDWYN ‑ Joseph C. "Tommy" Whitehead, 76, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 19, 1924, to Hugh and Elmyra Oar­lock Whitehead He was an employee of Worsham Brothers of Corinth for 34 years and a veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Rayburn Richardson and Bro. Billy Glover officiating Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Kate Wallis Whitehead of Bald­wyn; one son, Joe Whitehead and his wife, Alishia, of New Albany; one brother, Bonnie Ray Whitehead of Memphis two grandchildren, Cindy Grant and Jim Taylor, both of New Albany: three great‑grandchildren, Justin Grant. Will Grant and Kyle Taylor of New Albany; one niece, Martha Carol Carpenter of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents: a daughter, Elizabeth White­head; a brother, Clyde Whitehead; and his stepmother. Myrtle D. White­head

Pallbearers will be Dr. H.T. Palmer, Jerry Palmer, C.L. Shelton, Hubert Conwill, Jimmy Duggar, George Johnson, Jim Taylor and Keith Grant.

Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Kelly, Jodie Criswell, Gene Harring­ton, Walker Wood, Bobby Worsham and Lewis Hell.

 

LYNN WHITEHEAD

CAIRO - Martha Lynn Whitehead, 44, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was a home

maker and a member of Burgess Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Lebanon Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in the New Lebanon Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Ocene Whitehead of Cairo; a daughter, Ashley Noel Stephens of Cairo; two sons, Matthew Allen Stephens of Rienzi and Daniel Corey Stephens of Cairo; two sisters, Betty Sims of Cairo and Eloise McAnally of Booneville; two brothers, Jim Whitehead of Nashville and Ronnie Lee Whitehead of Cairo; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Chris Eric Stephens, and her father, Bro. Side Whitehead.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

 

MILDRED WHITEHURST

Mildred Mathis Whitehurst, 73 of Corinth, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Services were Friday, June 21, 1 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ruth Wood and the Rev. Brian Gordon officiating.

Burial was in Box Chapel Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Whitehurst was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and an employee of Wurlitzer Or­gan Company for 27 years.

She loved her family and friend, and enjoyed reading poetry and rating flowers.

She is survived by two sons, United Methodist Minister Dwain Whitehurst and his wife, Carolyn, of Iuka, and Geny Lane Whitehurst and Jaylene of Corinth; a brother, Donald Mathis and his wife, Joyce, of Amory, three grandchildren, Jan Carol Whitehurst, Andrea Renea Whitehurst and Seth Lane Whitehurst, all of Corinth, a sister-in-law, Olevia Mathis of Corinth; and a dear friend, Gene Clark of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by ha husband of 45 years, Martin Luther Whitehurst Jr., her father, James Al­fred Mathis; her mother, Frankie Ilene George Mathis; two brothers, William Gerald Mathis aril Jimmy Dale Mathis: one sister, JoeAnne Mathis; her father-in-law, Martin Luther Whitehurst Sr.; her mother­-in-law, Goldie Mae Brooks Whitehurst

Pallbearers were Mike Dooley, Glenn Driver, John Warren Henson, Randy Jennings, Honnell Lancaster, J.C. McClary, Epoch Sargent and Jimmy Timlock.

Honorary bearers were Charles Clifton, J.P. Atkins, Walter Hannon, Ray King and Bobby Lindsey.

 

OWEN B. WHITEHURST

Owen B. Whitehurst, 78, of Corinth, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Services were Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Stephen Nowell and Minister Dan Green officiating. Burial was in For­rest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Whitehurst was a member of Farmington Baptist Church and a self-employed truck driver for 30 years. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, a 32nd'degree-Ma­son and a full-time golfer.

He is survived by a son, Michael Lee Whitehurst and his wife, Tracy, of Farmington; two grandchildren, Ashley White­hurst and Garrett Whitehurst; three brothers, Kenneth Par­nell and his wife, Betty, of Corinth, Jimmy Parnell and his wife, Nancy, of Townsend, Tenn., and Bob Parnell and his wife, Doris, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four sisters, Vella Morris of Grenada, Ella Stutts of Booneville, Jean Carpenter and her husband, Wallace, and Ann Woods and her husband, Junior, all of Biloxi; a brother-in-law, Clyde Fowler and his wife, Lorene, of Corinth; and a sister-in-law, Martha Fowler of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Fowler Whitehurst; his father, Ellis Oscar Whitehurst; his mother, Minnie Phillips Whitehurst; brothers, Obie Whitehurst, Bart Parnell and John E. Parnell; his father-in-law, Taylor Fowler; his mother-in-law, Minnie Fowler; and a brother-in-law, Floyce Fowler.

Pallbearers were Edward Voyles, Herschell Voyles, James Newcomb, James Beaty, Ed Lawson, Walter Wilkins and Freeman Wilkins.

 

SHELBY WHITEHURST

IUKA - Shelby Whitehurst, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. He attended Spring Hill United Methodist Church and lived in Iuka for over 54 years. He was a retired construction worker, farmer and trader.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Stanley Whitehurst and wife, Janet, of Killen, Ala., and Sidney Whitehurst and wife, Terri, of Knoxville, Tenn.; one brother, Howard Whitehurst of Iuka; one sister, Beatrice Strickland of Florence, Ala.; his grandchildren, Angie Whitehurst of Birmingham, Sidney Whitehurst Jr. of Iuka, Carla Burns of Tuscaloosa, Ala. , Jake Whitehurst of Iuka, Rebecca Whitehurst of Killen, Ala. and Caleb Whitehurst of Killen, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Reese Whitehurst of Iuka and Nathan and Andrew Burns of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Whitehurst; a brother, Hubert Whitehurst; and a sister, Hazel Bishop.

Pallbearers will be Sidney Whitehurst Jr., Matt Burns, Edward Whitehurst, Charley Whitehurst, Scotty Cassabella and Steve Browder. Honorary pallbearers will include Johnny Dickerson, Ralph Glover and Cecil Johnson.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0522.

 

VIRGINIA WHITEHURST

Virginia Whitehurst, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church.

Services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Shelby Whitehurst of Iuka; two sons, Stanley Whitehurst of Killen, Ala., and Sidney Whitehurst of Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Robert O. Dickerson of Memphis and Johnnie Frank Dickerson of

Iuka; a sister, Joann Dickerson of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Angie Whitehurst of Birmingham, Sidney Whitehurst Jr. of Iuka, Carla Burns of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Jake Whitehurst of Fort Hood, Texas, and Rebecca and Caleb Whitehurst of Killen, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Reese Whitehurst of Iuka, and Nathan and Andrew Burns of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Pallbearers were Sidney Whitehurst, Jr., Jake Whitehurst, Matt Burns, Edward Whitehurst, Howard Dean Frederick and Howard Whitehurst.

Honorary pallbearers were Cecil Johnson and Coy Dailey.

 

DEWEY WHITFIELD SR.

BOONEVILLE - Dewey T. Whitfield Sr., 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Longwood Community Living Center in Boonville. He was born July 20, 1923, in Burnsville to George W. and Cora Lee Peterson Whitfield. He worked as a salesman for Western Auto for 45 years. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Booneville and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing dominoes.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Powers officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Osene Whitfield, whom he married Jan. 12, 1946; two sons, D.T. Whitfield of Millington, Tenn., and Kenny Lee Whitfield of Boonville; a daughter, Jan Furtick of Boonville; two grandchildren, Brandon Furtick and Lauren Furtick of Booneville; a sister, Ollene Guthrie of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

His grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

JEWELL WHITFIELD

Funeral services for Jewell Estell Whitfield, 84, of Corinth, were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wallace South officiating. Burial was at Rowland Mills Cemetery.

Ms. Whitfield, a former cook and waitress for the Big Dip Restaurant, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. A member of Rowland Mills Missionary Baptist Church, she was born Sept. 15, 1915 in Prentiss County to the late Arthur and Ada Hendrix Holder.

 

MARY VANDIVER WHITFIELD

Funeral Services For Mary Whitfield

Mary Vandiver Whitfield, 76, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at her home. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Franky Smith and Bro. Tony Brown officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Iuka.

Survivors include six sons, Johnny Whitfield and his wife, Ann, of Iuka, Jerry Whitfield, Keith Whitfield, and Ricky Whitfield and his wife, Teresa, all of Tishomingo, Gayrey Whitfield and his wife, Lila, of Hospers, Iowa, and Michael Whitfield and his wife, Lisa, of Belmont; one daughter, Martha Ortigoza, and her husband, Orlando, of Belmont; one sister, Euda Miller of Corinth; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge O. Whitfield; and a grandson, Brian Keith Whitfield.

Pallbearers were Dale Vandiver, Stan Stelter, Keith Curtis, Royal Twitty, Jerry Taylor and Kevin Smith.

 

TALMADGE O. WHITFIELD

Talmadge O. Whitfield, 75, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at his tome in Belmont. He was formerly of Iuka. He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of the Mississippi Forestry Commission and a Baptist.

Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 27, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Franky Smith and Bro. Tony Brown officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Iuka.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Whitfield of Belmont; one daughter, Martha Ortigoza, and her husband, Orlando, of Belmont; six sons, Johnny Whitfield and his wife, Ann, of Iuka, Gayrey Whitfield and his wife, Lila, of Hospers, Iowa, Michael Whitfield and his wife, Lisa, of Belmont, and Jerry Whitfield, Keith Whitfield and Ricky Whitfield and his wife, Teresa, all of Tishomingo; three sisters, Edith McCoy of Booneville, and Mable Hall and Shirley Hemphill, both of Grenada; four brothers, W.C. Whitfield of Greenwood, C.D. Whitfield Jr. of Carrollton, Paul Whitfield of Hernando and Charles Whitfield of Grenada; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C.D. and Nora McCoy Whitfield; a brother, Roy Whitfield; and a grandson, Brian Keith Whitfield.

 

TERRY WHITFIELD

CORINTH - Terry "Popa Whit" Whitfield, 79, died Wednesday, August 10, 1994, at Harbert Academy in Savannah, Tennessee.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home with the Rev. Mavous Phifer officiating. Burial will be in the Roland Mills Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jewell Estelle Holder Whitfield of Corinth; one son, Morris Whitfield of Corinth; one daughter, Arnita Whitfield Scott of Corinth; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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

 

EUGENE WHITLEY

BOONEVILLE - Eugene Gordon Whitley, 74, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis. He was a retired stone quarry employee in Joliet, III. He was a member of the Baptist church and a veteran of World War II, where he received the Purple Heart.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Janie Hamblin, Martha Mitchell and :  Rebecca Whitley, all of Booneville, Lori Whitley of Tampa, Fla., and Tonya Whitley with the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, III.; three stepdaughters, Marie Chapman of Houston, Texas, Mary Dieter of Joliet, III., Nancy John-1 son of Rockdale, III.; two sons, James t Gordon Whitley of Biloxi and William Raymond Whitley of Seattle, Wash.; four stepsons, James Riggs of Greenwood, La., Vincent Zembrezuski of Bolingbrook, III., Martin Zembrezuski of Minuka, III., and Thomas Zembrezuski of Lock Port, III.; two sisters, Annie Mae Bennett and Louise Sherrill, both of Booneville; three brothers, t James Jim Whitley, Luther Whitley and Fred Whitley, all of Booneville; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

 

FLOSSIE WHITLEY

BOONEVILLE - Flora Louise "Flossie" Whitley, 92, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at her home after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Prentiss County, she was born Jan. 5, 1911, to the late Horace and Abby Vest Fraser. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. James Tidwell officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Gwendolyn Kelton, Sarah Brackeen and husband, Vinson, Virginia Hopper and Billie Bethay, all of Booneville; two sons, Horace Whitley and wife, Vonnie, of Hurley, and Ray Whitley and wife, Madge, of Booneville; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Eddie Walker Whitley; a sister, Bernice Skelton; two brothers, Troy White and Herman Fraser, and a half brother, Graden White.

Pallbearers will be Danny Kelton, Richard Brackeen, Tim Whitley, Phillip Hopper, Jerry Whitley and Randy Whitley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Kelton, Larry Garrett and Ray Riley.

 

JACKIE DALE WHITLEY SR.

BOONEVILLE - Jackie Dale Whitley Sr., 64, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003. He was born March 21, 1939, in Prentiss County to Claudie Earl Whitley and Hazel Modenia Walden Whitley. He was a deacon at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church, a brick mason and a member of the Bunkom Hill Volunteer Fire' Department. He enjoyed, coon hunting, fishing, gardening and, most of all, his grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Bowling and Bro. Ron Dail officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Freda Whitley, whom he married June 1, 1957; a daughter, Cathy Chase and husband, Mike, of Tupelo; a son, Jackie D. Whitley Jr. and wife, Rhonda, of Pontotoc; a brother, Billy G. Whitley of Booneville; three grandchildren, Jay Whitley, Emily Whitley and Jeffrey Chase.

Pallbearers will be William Walden, Charles Walden, Dan Crabb, J.D. McKinney, Ken Nicholson, Jackie Nix and Gerald Dodds.

Honorary pallbearers are Asa Harrington and Mark Walden.

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

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 762, Booneville MS 38829.

 

JIMMIE WHITLEY

BOONEVILLE - Jimmie Wayne Whitley, 68, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at his home in Alcorn County. He was born Jan. 23, 1937, in Prentiss County to Alvie C. and Vera Clark Whitley. He was a member of the North Rienzi Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an offset press operator at the Millington Naval Air Station, then was the Director of Security at Quartet Manufacturing for 10 years. He enjoyed growing flowers and going out to eat.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jerry Childs and Minister Joe Storey officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Jeanette Parvin Whitley, whom he married May 29, 1958; a son, Kenny Whitley and wife, Jo, of Booneville; a grandson, Brandon Whitley of Corinth; a granddaughter, Anna Tilley of Booneville; a great-grandson Bryson Tilley of Booneville; his mother-in-law, Virdie Mae Parvin of Rienzi.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Dean Lambert, Marty Dean Lambert, Kerry Lambert, Mike Beck, Norman Searcy, Timmy Searcy and Samuel Newbold.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.

 

MATTIE LEE WHITLEY

BOONEVILLE - Mattie Lee Whitley, 79, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Siloam Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Siloam Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Whitley, the widow of Relmer Whitley, leaves a daughter, Terressia Miles of Booneville; four sons, Billy B. Whitley, Robert W. Whitley, Francis L. Whitley and Charles S. Whitley, all of Booneville; two sisters, Trudy Stacy of Amory and Bobbie Corbin of Booneville; a brother, W. Joseph Johnson of Booneville, 15 grand- y children and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

PHILIP DALE WHITLEY

RIENZI - Philip Dale Whitley, 22, died Thursday in an auto accident. He was a factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Zion Rest Church of Christ with the Rev. Grady Wigginton and the Rev. Danny Sparks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Langston Whitley of Rienzi; one stepson, Justin Wilburn; his e parents, Billy and Mary Whitley of Booneville; three brothers, Robert

Whitley, Michael Whitley and Jerry Whitley, all of Booneville.

 

WILLIAM THOMAS "TOMMY WHITLEY

William Thomas “Tommy” Whitley, 75, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, Sunday school superintendent and former assistant song director. He and his wife owned and operated with Big V Grocery for 29 years. He also was employed by England Quality Furniture. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, the Masons and the Shriners. He enjoyed fishing, working and gardening.

Services were at 11 a.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glenn Jones and Bro. Jack Whitley officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Louise Livingston Whitley; his daughter, Kimberly Bingham and her husband, Marlon, of Booneville; two sons, Danny Whitley and his wife, Alice, and Davey Whitley and his wife, Jan, all of Booneville; two sisters, Charlene Crane of Paden, and Juanette Anglin and her husband, Lawane, of Iuka; three brothers, Gerald Walden and his wife, Shirley, and Billy Walden and his wife, Rita, all of Booneville, and Bobby Walden and his wife, Joann, of Paden; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Whitley, and Charlie and Mona Walden; an infant son, Gary Mike Whitley; and two infant brothers, Harold and Larry Don Walden.

His nephews served as pallbearers.

 

WILLIE D. WHITMORE

CORINTH - Willie D. Whitmore, 66, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He retired from Kimberly Clark and worked many years at North's Shoe Store. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church at Kossuth with the Rev. Lamar Walker officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie M. Whitmore; two sons, Ronnie E. Whitmore of Ramer, Tenn., and Tony Holland of Corinth; four brothers, James E. Alexander and wife, Nora, of South Carolina, and David Alexander, Eddie R. Alexander and Arthur Alexander, all of Louisville, Ky.; five sisters, Martha Cooper of Louisville, Ky., Gwen Garrett, Barbara Rooks and Nita Plummer, all of Detroit, Mich., and Annette Bredlove of Washington; his best friend, Helene Holland; nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie B. Alexander; his father, Hillie Whitmore; and three brothers, Willie L. Alexander, Wilbur Upshaw and Dwight Whitmore.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

CALVIN WHITSON

TISHOMINGO - Calvin Clyde Whitson, 56, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi. He was an employee of Gates Rubber Company for 18 years and a member of Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. S.W. Shinault officiating. Burial will be in Carters Branch Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia E. Johnson Whitson of Tishomingo; a son, Calvin Corey Whitson of Tishomingo; five stepsons, Jerome Johnson and wife, Cynthia, and Horace Allen, all of Tishomingo, Gregory Allen of Myrtle, Renard Southward and wife, Sabrina, of Booneville, and Rodney Johnson of Iuka; two stepdaughters, Sandra Cook and husband, Clyde, of Auburn, Ala., and Felecia Crump and husband, Vincent, of Baldwyn; a sister, Shelia Pride of Cherokee, Ala.; three aunts and one uncle, Illa Powell and husband, Ben Powell Jr., Emma Whitson and Luphelia Alexander; 10 grandchildren; a host of cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Colleen Whitson, and a brother, Anthony Debert Whitson.

Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

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

 

CECIL WHITTEMORE

CORINTH - Cecil Whittemore, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center. He was a member of the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed carpentry and gardening. He was a king and humble man who loved his family and friends and enjoyed helping others.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Macedonia Free Will Baptist church with Bro. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in the Vanderford Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Tommie Whittemore and his wife, Dora, of Corinth; one daughter, Joelene Burress and her husband, Tommy, of Corinth; three grandsons, Tony Whittemore and his wife, MacKenzie, Tanner Burress and Tate Burress, all of Corinth; one great-granddaughter, Kelcy Grace Whittemore; one brother, John Curtis Whittemore and his wife, Lola Mae, of Corinth; his mother-in-law, Grace Maness Little of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Ruby Whittemore of Corinth; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Ethelene Little Whittemore; his parents, John Jonas Whittemore and Cordelia Sellers Whittemore; three brothers, Herman Whittemore, Dalton Whittemore and Terrell Whittemore; one sister, Vera Burcham; and his father-in-law, Kelcy Little.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Whittemore, Johnny Whittemore, Richie Whittemore, Wayne Maness, Phillip Rowsey and Jerry Burcham. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons.

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

 

ETHELENE LITTLE WHITTEMORE

Ethelene Little Whittemore, 68, of Rienzi, died Wednesday, December 1, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church, Married for 53 years to Cecil Whittemore, Homemaker and helped with the activities in the Senior Citizen Center of Jacinto. She loved her family and friends and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Mrs. Whittemore was preceded in death by her father, Kelcy Little, father-in-law, John "Jonas" Whittemore, 2 brothers-in-law, Dalton and Terrell Whittemore and 1 sister-in-law, Vera Whittemore Burcham.

Survivors included herHusband Cecil B. Whittemore Rienzi, Ms  One son Tommy Whittemore and wife Dora Corinth, Ms  One daughter Joelene Burress and husband Tommy Booneville, Ms  Her Mother, Grace Maness Little Corinth, Ms  Three grandchildren,  Tony Whittemore and wife Mackensie Corinth, Ms  Tanner Burress Booneville, Ms  Tate Burress Booneville, Ms  Special Cousin, Beatrice Little Perry Greenfield, Tn.

 Several other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 2, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. until time of service at Magnolia Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be Friday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Vanderford and Rev. James Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Vanderford Cemetery.

Pall bearers, Wayne Maness, Bobby Whittemore, Paul "Junior" Maness, Buster Whittemore, Phillip Rowsey, Harold Little.

 

HERMAN H. WHITTEMORE

CORINTH - Herman H. Whittemore, 86, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at the Magnolia Hospital. He was a retired employee of Gateway Manufacturing Company and a member of Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Malcom Garrett, the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford and the Rev. Leonard Ball officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby M. Whittemore; his sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Nelda Whittemore of Corinth, Jacky and Susan Whittemore of Southaven, and Johnny and Tammie Whittemore of Corinth; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Charles South of Corinth; two brothers, Cecil Whittemore and John Curtis Whittemore.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake Joas and Cordellia Whittemore; two sons, Billy W. Whittemore and Daron Whittemore; a daughter, Betty Ruth Whittemore; two brothers, Dalton and Terrell Whittemore; and a sister, Vera Burcham.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.

 

CURTIS WHITTEMORE

CORINTH - John Curtis Whittemore, 76, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at his residence. He was a member of Farmington Baptist Church for many years and served on the Board of Deacons for 32 years. He was a former employee of Wurlitzer Company and later was owner of the Farmington Antique Shop. He was a Korean War veteran and a charter member of the Farmington Board of Aldermen.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Farmington Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Nall, the Rev. Rodney Whittemore and Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Mae Whittemore of Corinth; two daughters, Dianne Young and husband, David, and Donna Miles and husband, Kenny, all of Corinth; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Whittemore of Rienzi and Patsy Harrison of Corinth; his grandchildren, Haven Caldwell and husband, Landon, Haley Young and her fiancZ, Jeremy Weathers, Heather Young and friend, Chase Williams, Jordan Miles, Katie Miles, Landon Miles and Marlie Miles; several nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Farmington Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

 

BUSTER WHITTEMORE

CORINTH - Perry "Buster" Whittemore, 63, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Jacinto Senior Citizen Singer. He was a retired board member of the Alcorn County Water Association. He enjoyed gospel singing, walking, fishing and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford and the Rev. Ricky Willis officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery with full Masonic graveside rites.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Helen Whittemore of Rienzi; two sons, Steven R. Franks and Marry Franks, both of Rienzi; three sisters, Cleta Harville and her hus­band, Melvin, of Glen, Quay Hickman and her husband, David, of Corinth, and Katheryn "Kat" Smith and her husband, the Rev. Travis smith, of Rienzi.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dalton Whittemore; his mother, Louise Shipman Harris; and a son, Scotty Franks.

Pallbearers will be Billy Hutson, Charles Hutson, Paul Maness Jr., Wayne Maness, Ed Richardson and Hershel Hodum.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Whittemore, Bobby Whittemore, Jerry Burcham, Johnny Whittemore and Jackie Whittemore.

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

 

DANIEL WHITWORTH

BALDWYN - Daniel Whitworth, 44, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at his home after an accident. He was a gospel preacher for 24 years. He was a graduate of Freed Hardman University with a master's degree in the ministry.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hillcrest Church of Christ with Bro. J.A. Thornton, Bro. Billy Smith and Bro. Michael Whitworth officiating. Burial will be in the Shuffeldust Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda Whitworth of Baldwyn; a daughter, Danelle Whitworth of Baldwyn; a son, Michael Whitworth of Baldwyn; his father, Thomas Avon Whitworth of El Dorado, Ark.; his mother, Janet Whitworth of Memphis; two sisters, Erin Whitworth of Memphis and Jessica McCall of Little Rock, Ark.; three brothers, Nelson Monroe of Nevada, Joel Sandefur of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Sean Whitworth of Olive Branch; his in-laws, Emmett and Patrica Carr of Ackerman; his grandparents, Richard and Laverne Whitton of Fort Worth, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Cindy Whitworth.

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

Memorials may be made to the Roy Rowland Scholarship Fund, c/o Hillcrest Church of Christ, Baldwyn, or the Daniel Whitworth Scholarship Fund, c/o Freed-Hardman University, Henderson, Tenn.

 

CHARLES WICKER

BALDWYN - Charles Wicker, 63, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo as the result of an automobile accident on Hwy. 145 in Baldwyn. He was a retired maintenance worker, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Parkview Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Baptist Church in Baldwyn with Bro. John Cagle officiating. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Kevin Wicker and Paul Wicker, both of Pekin, Ill; a sister, Marlene Gladys York of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren.

 

VERNELL WICKER

CORINTH - Vernell Hopper Wicker, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at the Whitfield Nursing Home in Corinth. She was born in Tippah County to Guy and Vera Curl Hopper. She was a member of the Theo Church of Christ. She taught 5th grade for 27 years at Nunnley, Whitten and Anna Strong Elementary Schools in Marianna, Ark. She loved her family and her students. She enjoyed cooking, teaching, walking and shopping.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Jerry Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Nance Cemetery in Tipplersville.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Rickman and husband, Terry, of Corinth, and Barbara Dampler and husband, Wally, of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Hazel Sistare and husband, Joe, of Bartlett, Tenn., June Brown and husband, of Saulsbury, Tenn., and Jane Hopper of Collierville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Roy Gant and wife, Penny, Chris Gant and wife, Sherry, Toby Gant and wife, Sunshine, Cassie Strauss, Kim Robinson and husband, Greg, and Guy Wilson and wife, Kristi; one step-grandchild, Saundra Smith and husband, Chris.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy Hopper and Vera Curl Hopper; her husband, David Lee Wicker; one daughter, Brenda Gant; and one brother, Nathan Hopper.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

JOE HENRY WICKES

CORINTH - Joe Henry Wickes, 43, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, in Selmer, Tenn. He was loved by all people.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Adam Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Will Jr. Luster officiating. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his stepmother, Bettie Alexander of Elgin, Ill.; a son, Keyshawn Joseph Alexander Trice of Selmer, Tenn.; four brothers, Stanley (Artie) Wickes and Bobby Boyd of Corinth, Tony (Donya Graham) Alexander of Rockford, Ill., and Mario Alexander of Elgin, Ill.; five nieces, one great-niece, two nephews, four aunts, one uncle, a host of cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Mae Boyd; his father, Illinois Alexander; his grandparents, Ella Mae and Willie Herman Wickes, and Oscar and Ardine Alexander; several aunts and uncles.

 

A. J. WICKS

BOONEVILLE - A.J. Wicks, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 9, 1923, in Alcorn County. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Synagogue M.B Church. He married Annie Phine Spencer on Aug. 7, 1954. He enjoyed hunting and working in his yard.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Synagogue M.B. Church at Rienzi with the Rev. Kevin Crum Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Rienzi Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Phine Spencer Wicks of Booneville; two sons, Sam J. Wicks of Baldwyn and Alvin J. Wicks of Booneville; five daughters, Clara Guy and her husband, Raymond, of Dayton, Ohio, Janice Ann Gardner and her husband, Jessie, Anna Jean Wicks and her husband, B.A., and Cheryl Lynn Wicks, all of Booneville, and Mary Carolyn Leach and her husband. Ricky of Oxford; his mother, Hosanna Simmons of Booneville; one brother, Howard Patterson and his wife, Brenda, of Memphis; two sisters, Lila Grigsby and her husband, Arvid, and Gloria Walker and her husband, Victor, all of Corinth-, one aunt, Sammie Johnson of Corinth; one brother-in-law, James Spencer of Booneville; four sisters-in-law, Caroline Copeland, Betty Jo Nunn and Hattie Young, all of Booneville, and Glen Billups of Baldwyn; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Ann Wicks.

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

 

RUBY H. WICKS

CORINTH - Ruby H. Wicks, 85, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at Corinth Health and Rehab. She was born Oct. 27, 1919, in Alcorn County to the late Earnest Bridges and Virdia Essary Bridges. She was a former garment factory worker and a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending church and going to carport sales.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kara Blackard and the Rev. Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, James Wicks and wife, Mary, and Larry Wicks and wife, Patsy, all of Corinth; a daughter, Garah Brown and husband, J.R., of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Allen Bridges of Corinth; grandchildren, Sherry Morgan, Melissa Bautusta, Jamie Jones and Christopher Wicks; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Hannah Morgan, and Lauren Leblac.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wicks; her parents; and a brother, R.C. Bridges.

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

 

ERASTUS A. "RAS" WIGGINTON

Erastus A. "Ras" Wigginton, 95, of Golden, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Funeral services were held Friday. March 29. Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Local survivors include a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Caviness of Booneville.

 

GLORIA WIGGINTON

NEW SITE - Gloria Wigginton, 77, died Saturday, March 14, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Little Brown Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. D. W. Jones officiating. Burial will be in the New Site Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Leland Wigginton; five daughters, Melissa Faulkner and Janice Wilson, both of Booneville, Joyce Miller and Sue Homan, both of Tupelo, and Nell Rainey of New Site; four sons, Leon Wigginton, Danny Wigginton and Russell Wigginton, all of New Site, and Sammy Wigginton of Booneville; three sisters, Virginia Jones of Cairo, Garcie Johnson of Baldwyn and Jane Moore of New Site; two brothers, Edison Denson of Booneville and Edward Denson of Gulfport; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Junior Wigginton.

Pallbearers will be Billy Jones, Curtis Wigginton, Dizzy Johnson, Jason Wigginton, Jason Robinson and Keith Sanders.

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

 

MYRTLE WIGGINTON

RED BAY, Ala. - Myrtle Marie Wigginton, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a native of Tishomingo County. She worked in Environmental Services at the Red Bay Hospital for five years. She was a member of Calvary Family Worship Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Gene Cooley and Bro. Glenn Smith officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Delores Swindle and husband, Odell, of Golden; a sister, Lessie Cameron of Fruita, Colo.; a brother, Arnold "Diz" Canup and wife, Margie, of Sheffield, Ala.; two grandchildren, Russell Swindle and wife, Jane, of Conyers, Ga., and Michael Swindle and wife, Tracy, of Greenville; four great-grandchildren, Alan Swindle, Andrew Swindle, Abby Swindle and Jackson Swindle; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Wigginton; her parents, Tom and Bertha Canup; and one brother and four sisters.

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

 

OBIE WIGGINTON

BELMONT - Obie Wigginton, 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at his home. He was a native of Tishomingo County. He was a service representative for Peagus Corp. of America for 14 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Donnie Wooten and Bro. Billy West officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Tommie Wigginton of Belmont; a daughter, Sharon and Charles Mixon of Memphis; a son, Shone and Tiffany Wigginton of Memphis; a grandson, Joshua and Tonya Allen of Belmont; a granddaughter, Ashley Collier of Hamilton; a great-granddaughter, Celestial Allen of Belmont; two sisters, Iris Rogers of South Bend, Ind., and Quay Whitehead of Belmont; two brothers, Wade Wigginton of Michigan and Uzeal Wigginton of Smithville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Velma Wigginton; a daughter, Sandra Collier; and a brother, Milton Wigginton.

Pallbearers will be David Thrasher, Zane Pounds, Steven Robinson, Harold Rogers, Reggie Waddle and Mike Bohannon.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Rogers, Mike Owens, Charles McFadden, J.B. Johnson, Ed Bolden and John Messer.

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

 

RICKY DALE WIGGINTON

DENNIS - Ricky Dale Wigginton, 52, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, in Texarkana, Texas. He was born in Belmont on Oct. 8, 1952, to Buel and Wilma Wigginton. He did service work for Gateway, a division of Champion Homes. He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Wigginton; and his grandparents, N.C. and ollie Wigginton and Oliver and Florence Wood.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Dustin Smith and Bro. Rod Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Sue Wigginton of Dennis; his parents, Buel and Wilma Wigginton; his children, Jason Wigginton and wife, Michelle of Saltillo, Lee Poinds, Christi Pierce and husband, Craig, and Kerry Poinds and wife, Jennifer, all of Dennis; two sisters, Jackie Allen and husband, Wayne, of Belmont, and Kathy Carter and husband, Ricky, of Hohenwald, Tenn.; five brothers, Wade Wigginton of Belmont, Danny Wigginton of Fairview, Tenn., Roney Wigginton and wife, Sandra of Golden, Patrick Wigginton of Fulton, and Chris Wigginton and wife, Bretta of Red Bay, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Hunter and Trenton Wigginton of Saltillo, Dunstin Smith, Tyler Smith, Laken Pounds, Brody Pounds and Dustin Farris, all of Dennis; special nieces, Christy Harrell and Misty Byram and three special great-nieces, Nichole, Hannah and Gracie Harrell.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Sith, Steve Smith, Benny Parrish, Gerald Smith, Griff Griffin and Thomas Thompson.

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

 

RITA JEAN WIGGINTON

BELMONT - Rita Jean Wigginton, 38, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was employed by Golden Manufacturing Company for 10 years as a machine operator.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Dustin Smith, the Rev. Rodney Carter and Dr. Parish Hartley officiating. Burial will be in the Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Brandi Wigginton of Golden; one son, Brandon Mathieu of Belmont; her parents, Buel Brice and Wilma Jean Wigginton of Belmont; two sisters, Jackie Allen and her husband, Wayne, of Belmont, and Kathy Carter and her husband, Ricky, of Hohenwald, Tenn.; six brothers, Wade Wigginton, Pat Wigginton and his wife, Janice, all of Belmont, Ricky Wigginton and his wife, Sue, of Dennis, Danny Wigginton of Fairview, Tenn., Roney Wigginton and his wife, Sandra, of Golden, and Chris Wigginton and his wife, Bretta, of Red Bay, Ala.

Pallbearers will be Jason Wigginton, Casey Wigginton, Bryant Wigginton, Mike Moore, Edward Carter and Erik Wigginton.

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

 

ROY LEE WIGGINTON

Roy Lee Wigginton, 59, died Sun­day, Oct. 4, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany after an extended illness. He was born in May 19, 1939, in Booneville to Doc S. and Frances E. Hutchenson Wigginton He was raised in the New Site area and lived most of his life in the Prentiss County area. He was a resident of Tupelo for the past 25 years. He was a retired self‑employed salesman. He had served in the National Guard He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid Ole Miss football fan

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pagoda with the Rev. Billy Foley officiating. Burial will be in New Site Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Penny Lee Conwill and her husband, Eddie, of Tupelo and Karen Bowen and her husband, David, of Saltillo, one son. Patrick Wigginton of Tupelo, four sisters. Glen Wigginton of Tupe­lo, Inez Maness of Booneville, Char­lene Rorie of Memphis, and Quinnie Ridge of Booneville; five brothers, Leland Wigginton of New Site. Lax Wigginton of Battle Creek. Mich., Quitman Wigginton of Florence, Ala., Edward Wigginton of Memphis, and Harold Wigginton of Amory: five grandchildren, Malcolm Barker. Spencer Harlow, Cameron Conwill Chad Bowen and Lutisha Steele.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Ryan Jerry Miles, Pete Crumpton, Robed Herring, David Foley. Shawn Kelly. Franey Mixon, Tim Harlow and Walter Turman.

 

WILMA WIGGINTON

BELMONT - Wilma Jean Wigginton, 72, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at the Red Bay Hospital. A native of Itawamba County, she was a retired employee of Golden Manufacturing and a member of Salem Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Donnie Wooten, Bro. Dustin Smith and Bro. Rodney Carter officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Buel Wigginton of Belmont; two daughters, Jackie Allen and husband, Wayne, of Belmont and Kathy Carter and husband, Ricky, of Hohenwald, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Sue Wigginton of Dennis; five sons, Wade Wigginton of Belmont, Danny Wigginton of Fairview, Tenn., Roney Wigginton and wife, Sandra, of Golden, Patrick Wigginton of Fulton and Chris Wigginton and wife, Bretta, of Red Bay, Ala.; two sisters, Shirley Mink and husband, Charles, of Zion, Ill., and LaRee Parker and husband, Jerry, of Tremont; three brothers, Claudie Wood and wife, Ann, and Larry Joe Wood and wife, Kathrine, all of Golden, and Bertie Wayne Wood and wife, Dorothy, of Belmont; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Paul Wood, Tim Wood, Tom Wood, Joey Wood, J.L. Parker and Phillip Wigginton.

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

 

BRO. CLINT W. WIGINTON

Bro. Clint W. Wiginton, 89, of Bumsville, died, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at his home after along  illness.

Services were Thursday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. at Fairview Church of God near Cairo with Bro. Horace McCombs and Bro. Marshall Tennison officiat­ing. Burial was in Fairview Church of God Ceme­tery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of ar­rangements.

Bro. Wiginton was a retired State of Mississippi employee and farmer. He was a minister for 55 years and a member of the Church of God. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #412. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the mother of his children, Lillian Gray Wiginton; and two daughters, Lilla Faye and Sylvia Ann Wiginton.

He is survived by his wife, Estella Tucker Wigin­ton; one daughter, Quay Kares and her husband, Deno, of Savannah, Tenn.; three sons, R.B. Wigin­ton and his wife, Inez, of Corinth, Jim Wiginton of Riverside, Ill., and Randle Wiginton of North River­side, 111.; three sisters, Margle Leathers of Saltillo, Bonnie Skelton of Corinth and Dorthy Mason of Southaven; one brother, Larry Wiginton of Mc­Comb; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchil­dren; and one great-great-grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

HEDY LOU WIGINTON

GLEN - Hedy Lou Wiginton, 63, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at her residence. She was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, going to church and listening to gospel music.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the New Hope church of Christ with Minister Robert Shelton and Minister Jacob Brunjes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Jimmy Wiginton of Glen; two sons, Samuel Wade Wiginton and wife, Keena, of Glen, and Matthew Jason Wiginton and wife, Angel, of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Jeremy Wade Wiginton, Chevy Neal Wiginton, Adam Shawn Lambert, Allison Wiginton, Tobias Samuel Allen Jones, Torrie Huddelston; two brothers, Billy Ray Newcomb and wife, Marie, of Memphis, and Wayne Newcomb of Knoxville; two sisters, Nellie Sue Hill and husband, Ben, of Ramer, Tenn., and Jo Ann Keenum and husband, Charles, of Glen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Newcomb and Mandy Lou Harville Newcomb; and three brothers, Philip Newcomb, J.B. Newcomb and Larry Newcomb.

Pallbearers will be Samuel Wade Wiginton, Matthew Jason Wiginton, Jeremy Wade Wiginton, Chevy Neal Wiginton, Adam Shawn Lambert and Ross Michael Keenum.

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

 

HOWARD WIGINTON

BOONEVILLE - Howard Wiginton, 77, died Monday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. He was a retired employee of Westinghouse Corp. of Vicksburg, a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Digby officiating. Burial will be in the Casey Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Wiginton of Booneville; one daughter, Sybil Vandevenda of Jackson: three sisters, June Denson and Opal Diffey, both of Booneville, and Flo Matthews of Sheridan, Calif.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

 

RAMER WIGINTON

RIENZI - Ramer Lee Wiginton, 86, died Thursday, July 17, 1997, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after an extended illness. She was retired from Rienzi Manufacturing. She was the widow of J.T. "Tom" Wiginton. She was a member of the Jacinto Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Man/in Rainey and the Rev. Raybon Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the Jacinto Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Evelyn Long of Booneville, Agnes Wheeler and Shelby Jones, both of Jacinto and Helen Pettigo of Kirkville; one son, Cleve Wiginton of Jacinto; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.

 

DONNY WIGINTON

Teddie Donovan "Donny" Wiginton, 61, of CR 346, Glen, died Monday, March 5, 2001, as the result of a house fire at his home.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 7, at 10 am. at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Travis Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 31, 1939, in Corinth, the son of George Clifford Wiginton and Nellie Grace Harvel Wiginton. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired press operator in the printing business. He enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by four sons, Roger C. Wiginton and his wife, Terri, of Booneville, Rodney Wiginton and his wife, Debra, of Glen, Billy Wiginton and his wife, Denise, of Corinth, and Nathan Wiginton of Walnut; two daughters, Debbie Baswell and her husband, Donald, of Corinth, and Melinda Harris and her husband, Terry, of Corinth; two brothers, Autry Wiginton and his wife, Onie Mae, of Burnsville, and Jimmy Wade Wiginton and his wife, Heddie Lou, of Glen; three sisters, Nelda Bain and her husband, Ronnie, Maelean Carpenter and her husband, Marlin, and Julie Ann Baswell and her husband, Johnny, all of Glen; 17 grandchildren; nine step grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

WILLIAM WIGINTON

BALDWYN - William Dee Wiginton, 100, died Thursday, January 5, 1989, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Baldwyn. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Leland Owens officiating.

Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Opal Diffey of Booneville, Flora Matthews of Sheridan, Calif., June Denson of Baldwyn; two sons, Howard Wiginton of Booneville, Aaron Wiginton of Crawfordville, Fla., seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren.

 

JUNIOR WIGGS

WALNUT - Funeral services for Martin "Junior" Wiggs, 78, are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Coleman-Family Chapel with Bro. Carrol Talley and Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Brush Creek Baptist Cemetery.

Mr. Wiggs died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Alcorn Health and Rehab Center. He was a retired farmer.

Mr. Wiggs was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Wiggs Sr. and Martha Clark Wiggs; two sisters, Lola Walker and her husband, Martin, and Ruth Sauce and her husband, Harry, ; one brother, Charles Wiggs; and his in-laws, Hosea Wilbanks and his wife, Dovie.

Survivors include his wife, Laverne W. Wiggs of Walnut; one brother, Clyde Wigs of Bay Mitt, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Katie Clements of Clio, Mich. and Betty Wiggs of Collierville, Tenn.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are John Stanley, Josh Latch, Larry Murphy, G.A. Voyles, Rebon Mills and Jimmy Tate Waldon.

Honorary pallbearers are Sidney Latch, Gary Marolt, Leland Mill and Dicky Hudson.

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

 

RAMER WIGINTON

RIENZI - Ramer Lee Wiginton, 86, died Thursday, July 17, 1997, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after an extended illness. She was retired from Rienzi Manufacturing. She was the widow of J. T. "Tom" Wiginton. She was a member of the Jacinto Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Man/in Rainey and the Rev. Raybon Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the Jacinto Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Evelyn Long of Booneville, Agnes Wheeler and Shelby Jones, both of Jacinto and Helen Pettigo of Kirkville; one son, Cleve Wiginton of Jacinto; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.

 

DURWOOD WIGLEY

Durwood Wigley Jr., 52, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hos­pital in Booneville.

Services were Friday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Full Gospel Temple in Jonesboro, La., with Bro. Bill Sta­ples, the Rev. David Walsworth and the Rev. David Wilson officiat­ing. Burial was in the Garden of Memories in Jonesboro. Edmonds Funeral Home was in charge of ar­rangements. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of local ar­rangements.

Mr. Wigley was born July 14, 1949, in Lake Charles, La. He was a pipe fitter.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Wigley; a son, Jason Wigley of Jonesboro, La; two stepsons, Brian E. Doucet and his wife, Beth, and Stephen E. Doucet and his wife, Ginger, all of Alexandria, La.; a stepdaughter, Jennifer N. Doucet of Ruston, La.; four brothers, Dale Wigley of Jonesboro, La., Paul Ramero of Crosby, Texas, Ralph Ramero and his wife, Rila, of Cros­

nieces, nephews and friends, Dicky Stewart, David Treadway Pallbearers were Barry Doner, and Carl Walker. Honorary pall­Shannon Lasyone, D.J. LeJune, bearer was Larry McDonald.

 

WILL WILBANKS

CORINTH - Aulton C. "Will" Wilbanks, 72, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at the Alcorn County Care Inn. He was born Oct. 10, 1931, to Jasper Wilbanks and Mary Bizzell. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church at Walnut.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home with Dr. Wayne Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Tippah County.

Survivors include a son, Danny Wilbanks and wife, Cathy, of Corinth; a stepson, Jim Crow of Memphis; two sisters, Sadie Marshall of Olive Branch and Jean Clements of Tupelo; four nieces, Mary Marshall of Memphis, Hope Martin of Argentina, Jane Barrett of Virginia and Connie Vandiver of Booneville; a nephew, Dr. Wayne Marshall of Olive Branch; two grandchildren, Luke Wilbanks and Drew Wilbanks of Corinth; a great-grandchild, Evelyn Marie Wilbanks of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Crow Wilbanks; his parents; and a sister, Faye Farmer.

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

 

BRENDA WILBANKS

BOONEVILLE ‑ Brandy Fay Ozbirn Wilbanks, 39, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 8, 1960, in Booneville. She was a homemaker and a member of Booneville Church of Christ. She enjoyed traveling.

Services were Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bra. J.A. Thornton Offici­ating. Burial was in Pisgah Ceme­tery.

Survivors include her parents, Aubrey and Borne Ozbirn of Rienzi; two brothers, Danny Ozbirn and his wife, Elizabeth, and Roy Dale Ozbirn and his wife, Lisa, all of Rienzi; one niece, Donna Ozbirn, one nephew, Bryan Ozbirn; one step niece, Jen­nifer Hope Peak: a special relative, Jennifer Hyde; and her husband, Jerry Wilbanks of Kossuth.

 

CHARLIE WILBANKS

CORINTH - Charlie Junior Wilbanks, 77, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a retired farmer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Community Pentecostal Church in Tippah County with Bro. Randle Flake and Bro. Gary Hugh Porterfield officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Coleman-Family Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Ray Wilbanks and wife, Linda, of Corinth and Bobby Joe Wilbanks and wife, Dorothy, of Walnut; a daughter, Billie Sue Flake and husband, J. G., of Walnut; a brother, Hugh Wilbanks of Walnut; his grandchildren, Sherilyn Wilbanks, Phillip Flake, Tawania Bennett, Robin Lee Wilbanks, Tanya Hopper, Jonathan Wilbanks and Joshua Wilbanks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lela Frances Wilbanks; his parents, Charlie Alexander Wilbanks and Irene Lakey Wilbanks; a son, Marlin Lee Wilbanks; and two brothers, Homsie Lee Wilbanks and R. V. Wilbanks.

Pallbearers will be Joshua, Jonathan and Robin Wilbanks, Phillip Flake, Greg Hopper, Bill Carter, Ralph Mullins and Tim Hopper.

 

CLEO WILBANKS

BOONEVILLE - Delbert Cleo Wilbanks, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 4, 1930, in Alcorn County. He was retired after 35 years with Intex Plastics in Corinth. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the VFW. His hobbies included raising quail and honeybees.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Danny Short and Bro. Larry Dollar officiating. Burial will be in the Campground Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Kernith Vandevander Wilbanks; one daughter, Connie Waldon and her husband, Randy, of Faulkner; two sons, James Wilbanks and Marty Wilbanks, both of Walnut; one stepson, Doug Vandevander and his wife, Joan, of Booneville; three granddaughters, Jessica Waldon, April Vandevander and Sydney Wilbanks; one grandson, Dustin Waldon.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Birdie Wilbanks; his grandparents, Bud and Parlee Swinford; and the mother of his children, Billie Joyce Moss Wilbanks.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at Campground United Methodist Church from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

EMERT WILBANKS

WALNUT - Emert Horace Wilbanks, 91, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1912, in Tippah County to Miles and Margie Wilbanks. He was a farmer and a member of Lick Branch Holiness Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby Wilbanks and wife, Maxine, of Corinth, and Levoyd Wilbanks, and Paul Wilbanks and wife, Martha, all of Walnut; two daughters, Pat Wilbanks Malone and husband, Billy, and Shirley Wilbanks Hollis, all of Walnut; a brother, Dee Wilbanks and wife, Hazel, of Walnut; grandchildren, Tammy Wilbanks, Scotty Hollis and wife, Louise, Jason Malone and wife, Tonya, and Wesley Wilbanks; great-grandchildren, Alesha Wilbanks, Katie Wilbanks, Justin Hollis, Austin Malone and Brooklyn Malone; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Bessie Marie Barnes Wilbanks, on July 28, 2001; a daughter, Lila Fay Wilbanks; a daughter-in-law, Judy Nelson Wilbanks; a granddaughter, Misty Dawn Hollis; his parents; five sisters, Vada Wilbanks, Zettie Wilbanks Davis, Esey Wilbanks, Etta Wilbanks Richardson and Flora Wilbanks Crum; and three brothers, Harling, Bruce and Warnie Wilbanks.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

 

GASTON WILBANKS

RIENZI - Gaston Wilbanks, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at his residence. He was born Nov. 20, 1923, to the late Richard and Myrtle Janes Wilbanks. He was a native and lifelong resident of Alcorn County and retired as a self-employed carpenter. He and his wife owned and operated Jettie's Restaurant and Wilbanks Eat and Run. He was a member of the South Corinth Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and previously as chairman of the deacons. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Wright and the Rev. Eddie Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Brawner of Corinth; one brother, J.C. Wilbanks of Portage, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren, Chip McCollum of Rienzi, Nick Brawner and Anna McCollum, both of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jane Wilbanks, on Aug. 17, 2005; a daughter, Pat McCollum; and three sisters, Artie West, Ettas Rickman and Bertha Cook.

Pallbearers will be Larry McCollum, Chip McCollum, Bobby Brawner and Nick Brawner.

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

Memorials may be made to the South Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 315 Miller Road, Corinth, MS 38834.

 

JANE WILBANKS

RIENZI - Jane Johnson Wilbanks, 73, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. A native of Alcorn County, she was born Sept. 22, 1931, to the late Melvin and Nellie Rinehart Johnson. She was a member of the South Corinth Baptist Church and a former employee of ITT Telecom. She and her husband formerly owned and operated Jettie's Restaurant and Wilbanks Eat and Run. She enjoyed gardening and cooking.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Dan Wright and the Rev. Eddie Martin officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Gaston Wilbanks of Rienzi; a daughter, Cynthia "Cindi" Brawner of Corinth; two grandsons, Chip McCollum of Rienzi and Nick Brawner of Corinth.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pat McCollum.

Pallbearers will be Larry McCollum, Chip McCollum, Bobby Brawner and Nick Brawner.

Visitation will continue from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

WESLEY WILBANKS

Henry Wesley Wilbanks, 86, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his, home in Tupelo after a three month illness.

Services were held Monday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Forrest Sheffield and Bro. David Langerfeld officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park

Mr. Wilbanks was born in Prentiss County on June 27, 1916 to the late Herman and Emma Heavener Wilbanks. He lived in Booneville for 45 years prior to moving to Tupelo 13 years ago and retiring from the Cutting Department of Brown Shoe Company there. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville for 43 years and currently was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He was a member of the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Club, AARP and volunteered at Global Outreach. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was preceded in death by a sister, Clara W. Palmer and a brother, Novena Wilbanks.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jewel Plunk Wilbanks of Tupelo; a daughter, Shirley Wilbanks of Tupelo; a son, Gerald Wilbanks and wife Dads of Birmingham, Ala.; two grandchildren, Scott Wilbanks and wife Melissa of Center Point, Ala and Lisa Wilbanks Hudson and husband Mike of Leeds, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Tanner Wilbanks and Wesley Hudson; two sisters-in-law, Maggie Daniels of West Point and Opal Freedman of Dadeville, Ala.; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Smith Heavener, Bob Grant, Bill Rieves, Charles Twitty, Charles Enis and Perry Holland. Honorary pallbearers were his Sunday school class, Adult 9 and fellow Civitans.

 

JAMES WILBANKS

BERCLAIRE, Tenn. - James Clayton Wilbanks, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church of Memphis. He enjoyed sports, dove hunting, fishing and music.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jewell Cook Wilbanks of Berclaire, Tenn.; a son, Charles C. "Chuck" Wilbanks of Holly Springs; two brothers, Robert Wilbanks and Hershel Wilbanks, both of Corinth; two sisters, Virgie Wren of Corinth and Ruth Coldwell of Olive Branch; three grandchildren, Emily Hill, Trey Payne and Wesley Crim; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Talmadge Lee Wilbanks, and his mother, Velma Shaw Wilbanks.

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

 

JEWELL ELAINE WILBANKS

RIENZI - Jewell Elaine Wilbanks, 54, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at her home. She was born Aug. 25, 1950, in Memphis to Jimmy Lee and Evon Erma Smith Flatt. She was a member of the nondenominational church. She was a garment factory worker for Corinth Uniforms and a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Minister James Vansandt officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Shiloh, Tenn.

Survivors include five sons, William Wilbanks and wife, Stella, of Corinth, Jamie Wilbanks and wife, Elizabeth, of Michie, Tenn., Billy Wilbanks and wife, Betty, of Glen, and Dallas Wilbanks and wife, Casey, and Anthony Wilbanks, all of Burnsville; a stepson, Ricky Wilbanks of Corinth; two stepdaughters, Darlene Isbell and Deloris Crum of Corinth; a brother, David Flatt and wife, Brenda, of Corinth; two sisters, Joan Lambert and husband, Eddie, of Corinth, and Jeanette Nelson and husband, Wendell, of Walnut; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; seven nephews, two nieces; special friends, Michael Burcham Sr. and Michael Burcham Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Dallas Wilbanks; her parents; and a sister, Judy Rickman.

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

 

TOM WILBANKS

CORINTH - Mack "Tom" Wilbanks, 73, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a plumber and electrician. He attended Shady Grove Baptist Church. He loved his family, especially the grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in Salem Christian Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Jackie Wilbanks and wife, Margaret, of Corinth; a daughter, Kim Mask and husband, Johnny, of Michie, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jade Wilbanks, Ashley Wilbanks, Jonathan Mask, Brooke Mask and Jarrett Mask; four brothers, Ed Wilbanks and wife, Joan, Gene Wilbanks and wife, Mary, Jerry Wilbanks and wife, Dorthy, and Jimmy Wilbanks, all of Corinth; three sisters, Martha Jackson and husband, Willie Joe, Ruth Crow and husband, Frank, and Betty Holmes and husband, Robbie, all of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ivy Wilbanks; his father, Birdie Mack Wilbanks; his mother, Lucy Smith Wilbanks; and two brothers, Kenneth Wilbanks and Bob Wilbanks.

Pallbearers will be Brett Nash, Tyler Henry, Jeff Wilbanks, Jeremy Wilbanks, Byron Petty, Rickey Wilbanks, Farron Wilbanks and David Jackson.

Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to service time today.

 

TERRY WILBANKS

CORINTH - Terry J.L. Wilbanks, 59, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Wooley and the Rev. Lloyd Black officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Gerldine Dixon Wilbanks of Corinth; three daughters, Peggy Wilbanks and husband, Charles, Beth Null and husband, Juston, and Renae Wilbanks, all of Corinth; six brothers, Jimmy Wilbanks, Wesley Wilbanks and wife, Ruby, and A.D. Wilbanks and wife, Dathy, all of Corinth, Junior Wilbanks and wife, Dorothy, of Ramer, Tenn., Paulie Wilbanks and wife, Lila, of Walnut, and James Wilbanks of Pocahontas, Tenn.; two sisters, Grapel Starnes and husband, David, and Barbara Bennett and husband, Bo, all of Corinth; mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Dixon of Corinth; two brothers-in-law, Carol Dixon and wife, Zadie, of Walnut, and Ed Dixon of Corinth; two sisters-in-law, Janie Horton and husband, Stanley, and Linda Dixon, all of Corinth; 24 nieces and nephews, 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Arlon Rickman, P.J. Wilbanks, Jason Ford, Brandon Wilbanks, Daniel Starnes and Shawn Mullins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Drewery, Audrey Lee Mitchell and Gary Wilbanks.

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

 

 

THOMAS HORACE WILBANKS

Thomas Horace Wilbanks, 49, of Walnut Ms died Sunday January 23, 2000 at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo. He was married to Kathy Patterson Wilbanks for 29 years. He was a school teacher for 26 years for the Alcorn School System. He loved his family and friends. He enjoyed bass fishing and holds the state record for largest small mouth bass fish caught at 7 lbs. 15 oz.