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Obituaries for September 16

Toby Craig

SENATOBIA - Carl L. "Toby" Craig, 60, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Marshall County. He was the transportation supervisor for Tate County Schools and a member of Houlka First Baptist Church. He was a former sheriff of Chickasaw County, serving from 1978 to 1988.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at C.O. Pate Funeral Home Chapel in Senatobia. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Amity Cemetery in Sparta.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Craig of Senatobia; two daughters, Cindy Peden and Laura Manning of Houlka; a stepdaughter, Cindy Sowell of Coldwater; a son, Lonnie Craig of Collierville, Tenn.; five sisters, Marie Bolen of Charleston, Betty Coggins of Dubak, La., Marian Horton of Senatobia, Gwen Dye of Starkville and Molly Gordon of Myrtle; a brother, Bill Craig of Adrian, Mo.; nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Houlka First Baptist Church.

Dot Phillips

IUKA - Dot Phillips, 82, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of the Iuka United Methodist Church. She was the former co-owner and operator of Phillips Hardware in Iuka. She was a member of the 20th Century Club and was a Cub Scout Den Mother for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge and traveling.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Iuka United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ed Temple officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Leo Phillips of Iuka; two sons, Nick Phillips and his wife, Adrienne, of Iuka, and Gary Phillips and his wife, Cindy, of Brandon; three grandchildren, Laura Phillips and Olivia Phillips of Brandon, and Casey Phillips of Iuka.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Biggs, Curtis Seago, Kirk Rutledge, Stan Dexter, Scott Segars and Crimon King.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Castleberry and Reuben Grisham.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. BOX 102454, Atlanta GA 30368 or to the Iuka United Methodist Church, 101 Eastport Street, Iuka MS 38852.
 

Odell Smith

BALDWYN - Earnest Odell "Otral" Smith, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at his home after a long illness. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Church of Christ faith. He enjoyed showing and taking care of his horses.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in Shady Hill Cemetery near Savannah, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife, Harweda Warren Smith of Baldwyn; a daughter, Kathy Turner of Jackson, Tenn.; three sons, Jerry Smith of Savannah, Tenn, Neal Smith of Bemis, Tenn., and Bud Smith of Jackson, Tenn.; three stepdaughters, Hilda Woodard of Saltillo, Shirley Gann of Booneville and Nancy Marshman of Douglasville, Ga.; three stepsons, Jerry Warren of Marietta, and Danny Warren and Gayle Warren of Baldwyn; a sister, Glenda Robinson of Millington, Tenn.; four brothers, R.D. Smith, Bill Smith and Danny Smith, all of Henderson, Tenn., and Max Smith of Water Valley; six grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 16 stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
 

Betty Gober

GLEN - Betty Fay Gober, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth.

Pappy McBride

PONTOTOC - Richard "Pappy" McBride, 53, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Pontotoc Hospital. He was a native of Sherman. He was a retired factory employee for DeVille Furniture and a member of Sherman Grove M.B. Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sherman Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. S.W. Shinault officiating. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Frances McBride of Corinth; a daughter, Veronica Finley and her husband, Stacy, of Pontotoc; a son, Jason McBride of Pontotoc; two sisters, Betty Bond and her husband, Willie, and Lillie Gilliam, all of Racine, Wis.; two brothers, Jessie McBride of Racine, Wis., and Willie B. Wilson and his wife, Bessie, of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Roy Chewe, Andrew Prude, John Givhan, Cecil Ware, James Ford and Cecil Givhan.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.
 

Myrtle Hamilton

HAMILTON - Myrtle Coleman Hamilton, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Abilene, Texas, and lived most of her life in Hamilton. She was a former employee of Red Kap Industries in Amory and a member of West Chapel Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brinton Hamilton Sr., in 1988.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Coy Walters and Sherrill Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Survivors include a daughter, Ellie Marie Webb and her husband, Earl, of Elkmont, Ala.; two sisters, Olga Coleman Walters of Greenwood Springs and Hazel Coleman West of Aberdeen; a brother, Murray Coleman of Meridian; seven grandchildren, John Webb, Rachel Webb, Eric Bailey, Cindy Hamilton, Brandy Hamilton, Sandra Hamilton and Michael Hamilton; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Brinton Hamilton Jr.; three sisters; and one brother.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Keith Strange

Keith Strange, 40, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hosea Crutchfield

COFFEEVILLE - Hosea Crutchfield, 62, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1940, in Calhoun County. He was a retired construction worker for C&N in Falkner and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Billy Wells officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery in Calhoun City.

Survivors include his wife, Marion "Doddie" Crutchfield of Coffeeville; a son, Doug Crutchfield and his wife, Nancy, of Calhoun City; four sisters, Virginia Lofton and Martha Giglio of Calhoun City, Betty Clark of Burnham, Ill., and Patricia White of Hattiesburg; five brothers, Willie Ben Crutchfield, Bobby Joe Crutchfield, Glenn Crutchfield and T.C. Crutchfield, all of Calhoun City, and Steve Crutchfield of Vicksburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tim and Eula Mae Jones Crutchfield, and three brothers, Ruble, Bill and Jimmy Crutchfield.

Pallbearers will be William Hardin, Ralph Harrison, Charles Liles, Andy Cannon, Frank Anderson and Paul Martin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Crutchfield, James Ed Crutchfield, Larry Baker Jr., Calvin Crutchfield, John Crutchfield, Kenny Crutchfield, Ed Jackson, Neal Jackson and Barry Cannon.

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

F.E. Steverson Sr.

RIPLEY - Forest Edwin "F.E." Steverson Sr., 88, formerly of Starkville, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a retired service technician for Mississippi Valley Gas Company for over 30 years. He served on the Starkville Volunteer Fire Department for 40 years and served as Assistant Fire Chief for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lafayette and Dollie Eaves Steverson; two brothers, Willie Steverson and Jack Steverson; and one granddaughter, Terri Ethridge Al-hijari.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Welch Funeral Home Chapel in Starkville with Bro. Mack Rutledge officiating. Burial will be in the Oddfellows Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley and Welch Funeral Home of Starkville are in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Maude Gregg Steverson of Starkville; two daughters, Pat Steverson Ethridge and her husband, Billy Wayne, of Collinsville, and Bessie Steverson Langston and her husband, Carlos, of Oak Vale; two sons, F.E. "Buddy" Steverson Jr. and his wife, Barbara, and Wayne G. Steverson and his wife, Deborah, all of Ripley; nine grandchildren, Susan Bobo and Wayne Ethridge of Collinsville, Ken Ethridge of Las Vegas, Nev., Gregg Steverson of Belle Chasse, La., Stacey Krause, Jody Steverson and Rusty Steverson, all of Ripley, Steve Langston of Fort Myers, Fla., and Cindy Langston of Long Beach; 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Ethridge, Ken Ethridge, Gregg Steverson, Steve Langston, Jody Steverson, Rusty Steverson and Ricky Bobo.

Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. until service time today at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.

Antionette Clark

IUKA - Antionette Clark, 35, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at her home. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and a letter carrier for the Iuka Post Office. She enjoyed working with children and was active in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, girls' softball and other youth activities.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Edward Johnson, Bro. James Strange and Bro. Dwight South officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Jeff Clark of Iuka; her father, Jerry Wadkins of Iuka; her mother, Judith Woodruff of Corinth; a son, Justin Clark of Iuka; a stepson, Josh Clark of Iuka; a daughter, Ashlee Clark of Iuka; two brothers, Jerry Wadkins Jr. of Corinth and Jeremy Wadkins of Savannah, Tenn.; a stepbrother, Michael McAnally of Iuka.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Johnson Jr., Joey Johnson, Doug Merrill, Shawn Merrill, Donnie Young and Roland Humphries.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta GA 30368-2454.
 

Elder Milburn Cockrell

MANTACHIE - Elder Milburn Cockrell, 61, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at his home after a sudden illness. He was born Jan. 24, 1941, in Itawamba County to Ershel and Onita Moore Cockrell. He was saved at a spring revival in 1956 and was licensed to preach at the age of 16, preaching his first sermon on March 22, 1957. His first pastorate was at Big Oak Baptist Church. He pastored churches in Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Kentucky and Ohio. He was the author of many articles in Baptist papers as well as 18 books and many tracts. He served as editor of The Baptist Examiner from 1975 to 1979. He was the editor of The Berea Baptist Banner, a paper with an international circulation, which he founded in 1980. He was currently serving as pastor of Berea Baptist Church, which he founded in 1989. A devoted servant of God, he was knowledgeable in Baptist histories. He married Bettie Sheron Burcham on June 7, 1960.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Elder Roy Mitchell and Elder Bill Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Walton Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Sheron Burcham Cockrell of Mantachie; his mother, Onita Cockrell of Mantachie; two sons, Christopher R. Cockrell and his wife, Virginia, and Derek M. Cockrell and his wife, Mandy, all of Mantachie; two daughters, Monica Gayle Cockrell, and Marsha Cockrell Kiser and her husband, Steven, all of Mantachie; two sisters, Martha Hoyle and Mary Massey of Mantachie; his mother-in-law, Jettie Burcham of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, Brie Anne Kiser, Laramie Kiser, Bailey Kiser, Carrie Cockrell, Lindsey Cockrell, Kadin Cockrell and Ethan Cockrell.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ershel Cockrell.

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

Edith Wilson

WATER VALLEY - Edith Atkinson Wilson, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. She was born April 3, 1923, in Rogersville, Ala., to James William and Hallie Cheeks Atkinson. She was a homemaker and the widow of James D. Wilson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. R.W. Moffatt officiating. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery in Water Valley.

Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Nicholas of Water Valley, Melinda Crawford of Jacksonville, Fla., Sandra Joslin of Memphis and Martha Cullison of Oxford; three sons, James Kenneth Wilson and Carey Gene Wilson of Oxford, and Donald Barry Wilson of Tulsa, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

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

Marcheta Page

AMORY - Marcheta Abrams Page, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
 

Flora M. Johnston

RED BAY, Ala. - Flora M. Johnston, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at The Village Nursing Home at Cook Springs, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.
 

Faye White

RIENZI - Edith Faye White, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville.

Obituaries for Sept. 17, 2002

John Johnson

OXFORD - John David Johnson, 55, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was a full-time professor of journalism and the holder of the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. chair in journalism at the University of Mississippi. He was a former executive editor of The Clarion-Ledger, a former managing editor of the Jackson Daily News and a former editor of Gannett publications in Washington D.C. He was born in Oxford and grew up in Natchez. He was a 1969 graduate of Ole Miss and a U.S. Air Force veteran. His careers in teaching and in journalism were dedicated to making Mississippi a better place.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Al Johnson and Charles Overby speaking.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Johnson of Oxford; a daughter, Aaron Hale of Cordova, Tenn.; a son, Terry Johnson of Las Vegas; his mother, Gertha Johnson of Natchez; a brother, Forrest Allen Johnson II of Natchez; one grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
 

Faye White

RIENZI - 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.

Mildred King

Johnny Mildred Ware King, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, in Birmingham after a brief illness. She was born June 21, 1915, in Skylake Bend in Humphries County to the late John Henry Ware and Ethel Cook Ware. She graduated from Morehead Junior College and Mississippi State College for Women, and received her master's degree from Mississippi State University. She taught school in Sinton, Texas, Vicksburg, Houston and Lee County. She was employed as an interpreter in Washington D.C. during World War II and later worked as a Girl Scout executive in Vicksburg. She married Howard L. King on April 7, 1947, in Vicksburg. They lived and farmed at Buena Vista in Chickasaw County for many years and were active members of Buena Vista United Methodist Church. In 1970 they moved to Tupelo. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo, the Belle Bennett Sunday School Class and the Mary Richey Circle. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, United Daughters of the Confederacy, United Society of Colonial Dames, Dames of the Court of Honor and the Order of the First Families of Mississippi.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hershel Wiygul and the Rev. Bill McAlilly officiating. Graveside services will be at noon Wednesday at the Houston City Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Lee "Kelly" King Gilliland and her husband, Bruce, of Birmingham; a granddaughter, Laura Lee Gilliland of Birmingham; two sisters, Louise E. Nix of Clarksdale and Margaruite E. Rodgers of Cupertino, Calif.; two brothers, Hansford A. Evans of Nashville and William N. Evans of Rogersville, Ala.; 11 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. King; her parents; a brother, James H. "Pat" Ware; a sister, Agnes W. Lawshe; and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Adrian Thompson, John Crabtree, Neal Colbert, Sam Dendy Pulliam, Robert Morgan Garner and Gary Murphree.

Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Belle Bennett Sunday School Class.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chancel Choir Fund, First United Methodist Church, 412 W. Main St, Tupelo MS 38804; or Senior Services, Traceway Manor, 2800 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801.
 

Evie Cook

HICKORY FLAT - Evie Marie Cook, 71, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was born March 27, 1931, in Holly Springs to Otis Bryant McLeroy and Willa Aileen Mills McLeroy. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer Methodist Church with Bro. Vic Garrison officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery at Hickory Flat. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Claude L. Cook of Hickory Flat; two sons, Ralph Hill of Hickory Flat and Mike Hill of Ecru; seven daughters, Norma Cianciolo of Memphis, Linda Cannon of Holly Springs, Brenda Kidd of Ellistown, Wanda Puder and Margie Taylor of Hickory Flat, Kathy Hester of New Albany and Judy Cocke of Myrtle; two brothers, George McLeroy of Bolivar, Tenn., and James McLeroy of Hickory Flat; four sisters, Callie Johnson of Waterford, Willa Shaw and Mary Pierce of Memphis, and Kathryn Shaw of Ashland; 34 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Gregg Cannon, Erik Puder, Jason Sanders, Charlie Cannon, Terence Hill and Danny Young.

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

John Pegues

PONTOTOC - John Elgin Pegues, 86, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at his home. He was a native of Pontotoc. He was a retired factory worker and a member of Piney Grove M.B. Church. He was the husband of the late Marie Pegues.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Arlanders Colyer officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include seven daughters, Alice Pegues, Rosie Judon and her husband, Huley, and Lois Duff and her husband, Jessie, all of Pontotoc, Faye Keys of Baldwyn, Helen Foster and Ellen Pegues of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Gertrude Pegues of Pontiac, Ill.; five sons, Billy Pegues and his wife, Virginia, and James Pegues, all of Pontotoc, the Rev. Arthur Pegues and his wife, Lashan, of Baldwyn, Jeffery Pegues of Tupelo and Thomas Pegues of Honolulu, Hawaii; a sister, Marie Frison of Pontotoc; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Doris Pegues of Pontotoc; 37 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.
 

Mary Cubley

ABERDEEN - Mary Estelle Peugh Cubley, 93, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, in Okolona. She was born Aug. 17, 1909, in Aberdeen to William Grantham and Maude Estelle Brown Peugh. She was a graduate of Aberdeen High School and Blue Mountain College. She taught school in Nettleton and Aberdeen and retired from the Monroe County Department of Welfare. After retiring, she and her husband worked one summer at Yellowstone National Park. She was a member of the Aberdeen First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher of small children for 23 years. She was an active member of the Women's Missionary Union and Keenagers, and a conference instructor for the Mississippi Baptist Sunday School Department. She was a member of the Aberdeen Woman's Club, and national, state and local camping clubs.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Mark Anderson, the Rev. R.D. Cline and the Rev. Mark Stokes officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Alice Estelle Owens and her husband, Charles, of Okolona; four granddaughters, Candy Baldwyn and her husband, Phillip, Jamie Lee Bledsoe, Sonya Estelle Owens, all of Tupelo, and Mary Melinda Anderson and her husband, Mark, of Hattiesburg; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Thomas Cubley; and three brothers, William G. Jr., Charles Brown and Walter Stephen Peugh.

Pallbearers will be Bill Peugh, Bob Peugh, Mark Bledsoe, Phil Baldwyn, Larry Fears and Finely Watson.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 545, Aberdeen MS 39730; or Baptist Children's Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton MS 39060-0027.
 

J.D. Moore

PHEBA - J.D. Moore, 84, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Kosciusko. He was a native of Clay County and the son of the late Samuel Jackson Moore and Viola Wheat Moore. He was a farmer, a member of Hebron Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hebron Cemetery with Bro. Larry Moore officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sisters, Kitty Wilson of Jacksonville, Fla., Jo Reeder of Carlsbad, Calif., Nell Hamlin of Lone Oak, Ark., and Dot Parker of Charleston; three brothers, Homer Moore of Mobile, Ala., R.V. Moore of Kansas City, Mo., and Frank Moore of Mooreville.

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

Barbara Alred

COURTLAND - Barbara Lynn Alred, 26, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at The Med in Memphis as the result of injuries received an in automobile accident. She was born Oct. 7, 1975, in Batesville to Robert Lee and Sue Darby Alred. She was a waitress for Country Catfish in Oakland and a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. E.K. Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.

Survivors include a son, Clayton Niles Harget of Courtland; her parents, Junior and Sue Darby Alred of Courtland; three sisters, Tammy Lynn Alred Blakely and Nancy N. Alred Pitcock of Batesville, and Tina Marie Alred Redwine of Pope; three brothers, Thomas Reed Alred and Bobby Wayne Allred of Batesville, and Cory Lee Alred of Sardis; her grandparents, A.D. Darby and Elvin Alred Sr. of Batesville.

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

Betty Faye Gober

BURNSVILLE - Betty Faye Gober, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the non-denominational faith. She was a retired construction worker for D.B. Johnson Company and a member of the Alcorn County Emergency Management Association. She enjoyed bowling, traveling and going to the mountains.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories in Corinth with Bro. Larry Marshall and Bro. T.E. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Burnsville.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Edward Gober of Burnsville; a son, Troy Farris and his wife, Patsy, of Corinth; two daughters, Shelia Pannell, and Renda Waldrop and her husband, Tony, all of Burnsville; five grandchildren, Donald Craig Farris, Amanda Carol Farris, Kirby Lynn Waldrop, Chris Pannell and Mandy Pannell; a special son, Tony Collum and his wife, Beth, of Belmont; two special grandchildren, Brady Collum and Lexi Collum; a brother, Allen Osborn and his wife, Peggy, of North Crossroads; a sister-in-law, Cheri Davis of Burnsville; her former daughter-in-law, Anita Farris of Iuka; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer A. Osborn; her mother, Flora Mae Lambert Osborn; a daughter, Joyce Diane Farris; a grandson, Donald Bradley Farris; and a brother, Clarence "Junior" Davis.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Derrick, Bud Brooks, James R. Blakley, Ernest Rory, Travis Blakley and Bill Hamrick.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Miller, Audie Lee Osborn, D.B. Johnson, Robert Lokey, Jeff Gober, Orville Brown, David Frady and Joseph Frady.

Visitation will continue until service time.
 

Bobby Joe Allen

CORINTH - Bobby Joe Allen, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories with Bro. Ray Bennett and Bro. Kara Blackard officiating. Burial will be in Wheeler Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Lavada Johnson Allen of Corinth; two sons, Bobby Paul Allen and Michael Joseph Allen of Corinth; three brothers, Dennis Allen and his wife, Violet, Grady Allen and his wife, Melba, and Don Allen and his wife, Agnes, all of Corinth; a sister, Shirley Allen Horton and her husband, Hoyt, of Corinth; two brothers-in-law, Paul Eugene Johnson, and Milton Barker and his wife, Nell, all of Corinth; four sisters-in-law, Elsie Allen and Daisy Allen of Corinth, Cathyleen Johnson Dean of Iuka and Barbara Sue Johnson Wilkins of Hornsby, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Frank Allen; his mother, Florence Latch Allen; a daughter, Paula "Polly" Florence Allen; four brothers, Frank Allen, Raymond Allen, R.C. Allen and Marcus Allen; and five sisters, Mary Lou Allen Wilson, Ailine Allen, Earnestine Allen, Hazel Allen and Helen Ruth Allen Barker.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Paul Allen, Michael Joseph Allen, Tommy Allen, Chris Allen, Sammy Allen and Hoyt Horton.

Visitation will be at the Wheeler Grove Baptist Church stateroom from 10 a.m. to service time today.

Marcheta Page

AMORY - Sara Marcheta Abrams Page, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born Sept. 5, 1924, in Greenwood Springs to the late W.C. and Donnie Howell Abrams. She lived in Amory most of her life and graduated from Amory High School in 1942. She was a homemaker and an employee of Dr. John A. Murffee and the Amory Housing Authority before her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Amory. She married Herbert Page on Aug. 19, 1951, in Amory.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Dr. Prentiss Gordon Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert Page of Amory.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Benford Abrams and Howell Abrams; and a sister, Margery Alexander.

Pallbearers will be Billy Glasgow, Hobdy Bryan, Hal Rogers, Greg Beason, Bobby Cox, Thomas Griffith, Charles Clements and Barry Jones.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to the Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1905.
 

Ruby Burcham

MOOREVILLE - Ruby Burcham, 85, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Daniel Nursing Center in Fulton after a brief illness. She was a native of Lee County and a longtime resident of Mooreville. She was a retired seamstress for Blue Bell in Tupelo, where she worked for 35 years. She attended the Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed growing flowers and flower gardening.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Elder Bobby Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Itawamba County.

Survivors include two sisters, Ann Lollar of Mooreville and Aileene Hauger of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Arthur Burcham of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elisha and Nancy Brown Burcham; four brothers, infant brother Burcham, Archie Burcham, Fletcher Burcham and Douglas Burcham; and three sisters, Maudena Burcham, Ruth Mulhern and Louella Christian.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Christian, Harold Christian, Robbie Lollar, Chris Lollar and Brandon Lollar.

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

Barbara Cofer

MEMPHIS - Barbara Joyce Henke Cofer, 56, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at her home after a long illness. She was born Nov. 29, 1945, in Shelby County, Tenn., to John T. Henke and the late Shelby Mae Crumpler Henke. She was a lifelong resident of the Memphis area and a graduate of Frayser High School. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed nature, outdoor activities and horseback riding. She was a caring mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Peebles Funeral Home Chapel in Somerville, Tenn., with the Rev. Walter German officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Eudora Cemetery in Desoto County.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Cofer Hyde of Memphis; her father, John T. Henke of Lamar; a sister, Rita Hall of Somerville, Tenn.; a grandson, Corey Hyde of Memphis.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 5050 Poplar Ave., Memphis TN 38157; or a charity of the donor's choice.
 

D.W. Luster

NEW ALBANY - D.W. Luster, 91, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the Roselawn Nursing Home. He was a carpenter and a Mason.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ball Hill Church with the Rev. Bogard officiating. Burial will be in Ball Hill Cemetery at Tiplersville. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Ada Luster; a daughter, Katie L. Cox of Ripley; two sons, Larry Braddock and Bill Braddock of Ripley; a sister, Ora Mae Gunn of Tiplersville; three brothers, Ted Luster, Fred Luster and Sam Luster, all of Tiplersville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Keith Strange

Roy Keith Strange, 40, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 17, 1961, in Baldwyn. He was a medical caregiver and a born again Christian. An avid member of the Tupelo Amateur Radio Club with the call sign KD5RLA, he participated in many club activities.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jerry Estes and Bro. Horace Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Beth Strange of Tupelo; a daughter, Larissa Reese of Fairview; a son, Luke Strange of Tupelo; his mother, Nell Henry, and her husband, Mac, of Mooreville; his father, Roy Strange of Fulton; four sisters, Tina Evans, Tanya Turner and Tammy Randolph, all of Fulton, and Toni Strange of Mt. Pleasant.

Pallbearers will be David Beachum, Freddie Randolph, Garry Franks, Al Turner, Larry Fussell, Wade Culver, David Westbrook and Mark Adamac Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Adamac Sr. and members of the Tupelo Amateur Radio Club.

Visitation will be from 7:30 a.m. to service time today.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Tupelo Amateur Radio Club.
 

James Key

BALDWYN - James R. "Red" Key, 58, formerly of Mobile, Ala., died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He worked for Bender's Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., for more than 20 years and later became disabled. He served two tours in the Vietnam War. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Radney Funeral Home Chapel in Saraland, Ala. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Saraland. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Charlene Key of Baldwyn; a son, Bryce Key of California; four sisters, Joyce Chism of Baldwyn, Jo Ann Patton and her husband, Donald, of Guntown, Irene Wallace of Selmer, Tenn., and Janice McMillan of Gulfport.

He was preceded in death by a son; his parents, Guy and Bettie Cox Key; and three brothers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn and from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Radney Funeral Home in Saraland, Ala.
 

Nettie Harrison

SULLIGENT, Ala. - Nettie Harrison, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Sunset Manor in Guin, Ala. She was born Oct. 12, 1916, in Lamar County, Ala., to the late Hubert and Denver Hill Vinson. She was a member of Mulberry Springs Baptist Church and a former member of the WMU at the church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lynn McCullar and Bro. Bill Lee officiating. Burial will be in Sulligent City Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Steve Harrison of Vernon, Ala.; a daughter, Judy Armstrong of Sulligent, Ala.; six grandchildren, Melinda harrison and Tony Harrison of Columbus, Ga., Lisa Burroughs of Clinton, S.C., Dana Gilbreath of Amory, and Eric Harrison and Heather Harrison Waddell of Meridian; eight great-grandchildren, Hagan Harrison, Kaylin Burroughs, Trey Harrison, Chase Gilbreath, Lindsay Gilbreath, Delana Burroughs, Elijah Harrison and Jade Harrison; a sister, Betty Pitts of Morris, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Harrison; two sons, Bobby and Tommy Harrison; a son-in-law, Joe Armstrong; her parents; two brothers, Billy Ray Vinson and Samuel Vinson; and two infant sisters.

Pallbearers will be Tracy Waddell, Eric Harrison, Tony Harrison, Hagan Harrison, Brandon Gilbreath and Ralph Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Mulberry Springs Baptist Church and the WMU.

Nannie Fowler

VINA, Ala. - Nannie Bell Fowler, 95, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. She was a native of Alabama. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at New Union Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Isaacs officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Magdeline Dees of Red Bay and Louise Brown of Vina, Ala.; three sons, J.C. Fowler of Vina, Ala., Elmer Fowler of Moulton, Ala., and Horace Fowler of Red Bay, Ala.; two sisters, Alta Petree of Red Bay and Myrtle Kemp of Fulton; a brother, Charlie Halcomb of Red Bay; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Arlin Fowler, in 1958; a son, Elbert Oneal Fowler; and five grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Louise Laugherty

BOONEVILLE - Louise Laugherty, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Tishomingo County. She was a homemaker and a member of Booneville Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Ron Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Laugherty of Gadsden, Ala., and Bayne Laugherty of Red Bay, Ala.; two sisters, Edith Hutcheson of Tupelo and Elvia Dean of Belmont; two brothers, O.C. Henry of Belmont and Paul Henry of Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Laugherty; a sister, Elta Mae Coppock; and three brothers, Buford Henry, Rayford Henry and Raymond Henry.

Pallbearers will be Barry Laugherty, Bradley Laugherty, Wayne Laugherty and Larry Henry.
 

Flora Johnston

BIRMINGHAM - Flora Modist Mitchell Johnston, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002. She was born Aug. 11, 1913, in Franklin County, Ala., to Agatha and Thomas Mitchell. A retired medical technologist, she had been active in Birmingham city government and her neighborhood association since 1972. She was credited with the creation of the Shades Creek Nature Park on Shades Mountain, a City of Birmingham dedicated park, which was named Flora Johnston Nature Park in her honor. She attended Alabama College on a Birmingham News scholarship. She taught in Lauderdale and Colbert counties between 1936 and 1942. She earned certification as a medical technologist, then began teaching graduate study and clinical instruction. She served as president of the Eastwood Neighborhood Association from 1986 through 1992. She received the Eastwood Woman of the Year honors in 1991 and the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Montevallo in 1993. She was a Methodist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Jonathan Wood officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Ratliff of Birmingham; a sister, Ola Mae Lang of Russellville, Ala.; two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garvin Johnston, and her parents.

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

William Todd

AMORY - William Byron Todd, 81, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Beverly Healthcare in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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