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Obituaries for September 20, 2002

Jim Putnam

SUMTER, S.C. - James Roy "Jim" Putnam, 58, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was born in Jackson to Allene Srite Putnam and John M. Putnam. He was a registered pharmacist with Eckerd Drug Store in Sumter, S.C. and a member of the South Carolina Pharmaceutical Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Alabama and Mississippi National Guard. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher. He was active with several clubs and organizations.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Robert Stillwell and the Rev. Phil Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Sumter Cemetery. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Dubard Putnam of Sumter, S.C.; his mother, Allene Srite Putnam of Brooksville; a son, David "Mark" Putnam of Columbia; two brothers, John A. Putnam of Birmingham and T. Joseph Putnam of Booneville; a sister, Anne Riddell of Brooksville.

He was preceded in death by his father, John M. Putnam, and a sister, Sara Putnam.

Pallbearers will be Bob Reardon, C.A. Wilson, Tom Davis, Wayne Epperson, Richard Overstreet and Don Barber.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 1155-3 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter S.C. 29150; Duke University Melanoma Consortium, Duke University, Box 3966, Durham N.C. 27710; Sumter United Ministries, 2 Main St., Sumter S.C. 29150; or Trinity United Methodist Church, 226 W. Liberty St., Sumter S.C. 29150.
 

James Thompson

NEW ALBANY - James Thompson, 91, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at his home. He was a member of Reid's Gift M.B. Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beasley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C.L. Cannon officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mollie J. Thompson of New Albany; a daughter, Maxcine Tenksley of South Bend, Ind.; a brother, Bob Thompson of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters, Verlean Mitchell of Milwaukee, Wis., and Thelma Mosley of Holly Springs; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Jeannette Holloway

HOLLY SPRINGS - Jeannette Dean Holloway, 56, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a homemaker and a member of Adolphus Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. She was the widow of Eddie B. Holloway.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Adolphus Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Charles Dooley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Douglas Holloway of Holly Springs; her stepmother, Azzie Lee Dean of Holly Springs; three sisters, Carrie Pryor, Bernice Howell and Dorothy Richardson, all of Holly Springs; a brother, Hubert "Peter" Dean of Holly Springs; three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Hazel Green

CORINTH - Hazel Gilmore Green, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born June 3, 1919, in Nashville to the late Rev. Walter Lee Gilmore and Pearl Belcher Gilmore. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Lester Henry Sunday School Class.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rod Borders officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, John Hillie Green Jr. and Walter Gilmore Green of Corinth; two daughters, Brenda Green Mills and her husband, Joe, of Sherman and Ann Harland Webster and her husband, Joe, of Clarksdale; a sister, Emily Fontaine of Little Rock, Ark.; her grandchildren, Mike Mills of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Bob Mills of Pontotoc, Scott Mills of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Dow Green and Gil Green of Corinth, Genny Green of Tupelo, and Ross Webster and Harland Webster of Clarksdale; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hillie Green, and a grandson, John Hillie "Jay" Green III.

Pallbearers will be Mike Mills, Bob Mills, Scott Mills, Dow Green, Gil Green, Ross Webster, Harland Webster and Jim Wilson.

Memorials may be made to the T.V. Ministry, First United Methodist Church, 901 Fillmore St., Corinth MS 38834.
 

Ruby L. Jones

BURNSVILLE - Ruby L. Jones, 92, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002. She was a school teacher for 33 years. She was a member of Antioch Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was the widow of Oscar E. Jones.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Edwards and Bro. D.W. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Scharolette Monroe and her husband, James, of Burnsville; two sisters, Lois Taylor of Memphis and Marie Robinson of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, James E. Monroe and his wife, Tina, of Burnsville, and Christy Cain and her husband, Bradley, of Booneville; two great-grandchildren, Claudie and Katie Cain; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at the Jones residence at 133 Jefferson Street in Burnsville until service time.
 

Dezzie L. Rogers

SHANNON - Dezzie L. Bogan Rogers, 71, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Red Oak Grove Holiness Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Mothers Board. She was a dietitian for the Verona School System for four years. She was a former employee of Rosato Clothing Manufacturing for 20 years.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Red Oak Grove Holiness Church with the Rev. Henry F. Jeans officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include seven daughters, Stephanie Rogers, Fetina Rogers, Caren White, and Janice Gillespie and her husband, Gary, all of Shannon, Jacqueline Ivy of Pontotoc, Margaret Dobbs and her husband, Bruce, of Becker, and Angelique Boyd and her husband, Dennis, of Tupelo; two sons, Clyde Rogers and his wife, Cynthia, of Columbus and Aaron Rogers and his wife, Billie, of Shannon; two sisters, Hazel Dilworth of Milwaukee, Wis., and Annie K. Fields of Okolona; a brother, Eddie Bogan Sr. of Okolona; 38 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cluster Bogan and Carrie McGhee; a son, Danny Rogers; and a brother, Allen "Son" B.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today and a wake will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
 

Joyce Swinney

CORINTH - Joyce Gwyne Swinney, 54, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in Chicago.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Patterson Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Burial will be in the Annie Dilworth Cemetery.

Survivors include three brothers, James Elliott of Chicago, and Fritz Elliott and Joe Elliott of Raleigh, N.C.; four sisters, Catherine Joiner and Nellie Spivey of Chicago, Mary Kelly of Corinth and Flora Bell of Pearl; a sister-in-law, Minnie Gwyne of Corinth; two aunts, Mary Taylor of Corinth and Catherine Williams of Youngstown, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lovephine Gwyne; her father, Dabs Elliott Sr.; her grandparents, Lovie and Charlie Hill; and three brothers, Willie James Gwyne, Dabs Elliott Jr. and Thomas Elliott.

Lucy Smith

AMORY - Lula "Lucy" Haze Smith, 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Verona to the late Thomas Franklin and Virginia Whitten Smith. She attended Verona School. She had lived in Amory for many years. She was a nurse employed by Dr. John A. Murffee until her retirement. She was a member of Bartahatchie Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading her Bible and sewing. She married Alley Griffin Gregory in 1941; he died in 1969.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home with the Rev. Milton Spotts officiating. Burial will be in the Palmetto Cemetery in Verona.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Gregory and his wife, Doris, of Fulton, and Roger Ball and his wife, Linda, of Fort Meyers, Fla.; a daughter, Vickie Gail Duncan and her husband, Mark, of Amory; a brother, Lamar Smith of Amory; three sisters, Laura Berry of Amory, Lila Tomlin of Nettleton and Lillie Reeves of Bartahatchie; 11 grandchildren, including Thomas Evans and his wife, Heather, Anthony Evans, Nathan Ledlow and Maranda Duncan, all of Amory; nine great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Leon Smith; and a sister, Lottie Smith.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Evans, Nathan Ledlow, Anthony Evans, James Hall, Berry Cook and Billy Lollar.

Visitation will continue until service time today.
 

Kay White

BRANDON - Kaye "KK" Anderson White, 76, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Whispering Pines Hospice in Ridgeland after a long illness. A native of Laurel, she had lived in the Jackson area for the past 14 years. She was a member of Word of Life Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Wright and Ferguson Parkway Chapel. Graveside services will follow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Harold H. White Jr. of Brandon; three daughters, Nan Anderson and her husband, Walter, of Grand Bay, Ala., Cindy Murphy and her husband, Micky, of Amory, and Susan Sorce and her husband, Ken, of Lilburn, Ga.; two sons, David R. White and his wife, Lynn, of Jackson and John S. White of Ridgeland; three brothers, Ike Anderson and his wife, Beth, and John Anderson and his wife, Terri, all of Ellisville, and Mike Anderson and his wife, Debbie, of Sharon; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Minnie Carter

AMORY - Minnie Lee Stanford Carter, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in Amory after a long illness. She was born March 28, 1917, in the Bethlehem community to the late Lee Roy and Itie Mae Sullivan Stanford. She graduated from Smithville School. She lived in Cornersville and College Grove, Tenn., and Decatur, Ala., before moving to Hatley 50 years ago. She married Thomas Ellis Carter on Sept. 15, 1939, in Becker; he died in 2000. She worked at American Bosch in Columbus for 10 years and at Hatley Red Kap until her retirement. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed sewing, canning and find-a-word puzzles.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home with the Rev. Mac Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Hatley Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Michael Carter and his fiancee, Mildred Dunn, of Amory; two daughters, Linda Louene Farrar of Hatley, and Patsy Lee Camp and her husband, Tony, of Fife, Wash.; two brothers, R.S. Stanford and his wife, Yuvonne, of Athens and Don Stanford and his wife, Gussie, of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters, Evelyn Noe and her husband, Buell, Sue Gray and Lavern Pope, all of Hatley, and Ann Chambers and her husband, Newman, of Walnut Grove, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Andy Farrar, Robbin Culver, Nikki Fowler, Candi Howard, Brandi Schoolar, Stephanie Adams and Jason Carter; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Bill Stanford and Calvin Stanford; and three grandchildren, Mikey and Shelbi Farrar, and Chuck Wiygul.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Berryman, Dayton Farrar, Jeff Kellum, Dwayne Culver, Doyle Esther, Ed Stanford and Don Moreland.

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

Lallie Henderson

PONTOTOC - Lallie Maude Henderson, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker. She attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Fred Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Miriam Ann Crosby and Gayle Dillard of Pontotoc, Paula Stennett and her husband, Benny, of Booneville, and Janet Bryson and her husband, Pat, of Bruce; four sons, Dennis Henderson and his wife, Ruby, Richard Henderson and his wife, Melanie, and Brent Henderson, all of Pontotoc, and Dwight Henderson of Bruce; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carl Henderson, and her parents, John Hamilton Smith and Nancy Ann Stuart Smith.

Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
 

Larrie Willard

NEW ALBANY - Larrie Dawson Willard, 66, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at his home. He was born July 21, 1936, in Pace to the late Bennie Lafayette Willard and Nora Robbins Willard. He was a retired ward clerk for Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo, Calif. He was a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, serving 17 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Services were Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at United Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Robert Daniels officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery near Hurricane.

Survivors include three sisters, Juanita Murphree of Myrtle, Dale Spears of Kerman, Calif., and Berda Gay Prewitt of Cleveland; two brothers, Leaton Willard of Memphis and Cecil Willard of Vallejo, Calif.
 

Steven Bray

OKOLONA - Steven Kent Bray, 44, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 25, 1958, in Okolona to the late Jefferson Clayton Bray and Johnnie Ruth Stevens. He lived in Alvin, Texas, for 30 years before moving to Okolona in 1993. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed the outdoors.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Okolona Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial/Okolona Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Johnnie Ruth Bray of Houston; his grandmother, Addine Stevens of Okolona; a sister, Cathy Lynn King and her husband, Kim Charles King, of Canton, Mich.; several aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jefferson Clayton Bray; a brother, Jeffery Blain Bray; and his grandparents, Jefferson Webster and Mary Velma Tutor, and Raymond Allen Bray.

His cousins will serve as pallbearers.

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

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Okolona, 201 W. Main St., Okolona MS 38860.
 

Audrey Baggett

BOONEVILLE - Audrey Joan Chapman Baggett, 43, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at her home in Booneville. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dewayne Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Criswell Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Baggett; a son, Joel Chapman of Blue Mountain; five sisters, Patricia Mullins of Ripley, Sarah Clark of Booneville, Rejetta Jumper of Dry Creek, Nada Wilbanks of Falkner and Wanda Green of New Site; four brothers, Gerald Chapman of Stockton, Calif., Rayburn Chapman of Corinth, Dennis Chapman of Ripley and C.R. Chapman of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Chapman and Ora Mauney Chapman.
 

Faye Paden

IUKA - Faye Paden, 91, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and helping other people.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Paden and his wife, Audra, and John W. Paden, all of Iuka; a daughter, Sara L. Lunsford of Iuka; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Taft Paden, and three grandchildren, Joseph Lunsford, Robert Lunsford and Johnnie Faye Paden.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Phifer, Michael Wise, Jerry Meadows, Paul Durham, Roy Lomenick and Tommy Lomenick.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund.
 

Sophie Heins

Sophie Jerice Heins, 6-week-old infant, died suddenly at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Will L. Smith

OXFORD - Will L. Smith, 75, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was a native of Lafayette County and a retired logger.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Union Hill M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Mae Smith of Oxford; eight daughters, Minnie Swinney of Abbeville, Betty Brown, Perlean Gipson and Earnestine Ward, all of Milwaukee, Wis., and Jerlean Bruce, Dorothy Key, Faye Bell and Patricia Hilliard, all of Oxford; two sons, Willie Smith Jr. and Robert Smith of Oxford; three sisters, Luvell Felmons of Oxford, and Qbell Smith and Hattie Mae Smith of Chicago; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Amye A. Southward

TISHOMINGO - Amye A. Southward, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at her home. She was a native of Mississippi. She was a homemaker and a member of Forrest Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Orville Southward, in 1970.

Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Pastor James Southward officiating. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Nita Gilpin and her husband, George, of Petal; a son, James Southward and his wife, Marilyn, of Belleville, Mich.; five grandchildren, Melody Hackett of Ringwood, N.J., Connie Southward of Phoenix, Ariz., Kirsten Lee of Heber, Utah, Amanda Gilpin of Petal, and Teresa Hodges of Belleville, Mich.; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lena Whitehead and Rosie Hunt of Tishomingo.

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

Jermon Mayo

MYRTLE - Jermon Lee Mayo, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Dec. 24, 1912, in Falkner. He was a retired carpenter and farmer, and a member of Beulah Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Lee Mayo, the Rev. Bill Merritt and the Rev. Vic Garrison officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.

Survivors include three daughters, Gladys Rudell Smith of Memphis, Dorothea Elaine Prather of Olive Branch and Linda Lorette Willard of New Albany; four sons, Jermon Mayo Jr., Gene Melvin Mayo and Jimmy Lee Mayo, all of Myrtle, and Ray Kenneth Lee Mayo of New Albany; three sisters, Mae Hill of New Albany, Rudell "Toppy" Harris of Broken Bow, Okla., and Myrtle Fairchild of Jackson; two brothers, Troy Mayo and Roy Mayo of New Albany; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane Mayo; his father, Jimmie Lee Jackson; his mother, Dovie Voyles Mayo; and his stepfather, Will Mayo.
 

Laverne Stone

ABERDEEN - Laverne Cantrell Stone, 93, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, in Niceville, Fla. She was born Aug. 5, 1909, in Clay County to James Erwin and Maggie Tolbert Cantrell. She had lived in Niceville, Fla., for the past five years. She was a graduate of Clay County Agricultural High School, where she played basketball. She owned and operated a grocery store in Prairie and worked at the Prairie Post Office. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of West Point. An avid sports fan, she was a member of the Bulldog Club and enjoyed the outdoors.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Smith Whiteside officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Survivors include a son, Henry B. Stone and his wife, Roselyn, of Niceville, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Barron Comer Stone; a son, James A. Stone; two sisters, Katherine Majure and Nell Brown; and three brothers, Hugh, John A. and Henry Evans Cantrell.

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

Annie Mae Stovall

PRAIRIE - Annie Mae Stovall, 53, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Clay County Medical Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1948, in West Point. She was a homemaker and a member of Lake Grove M.B. Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. J.P. Orr officiating. Burial will be in Chandler Grove M.B. Church Cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Service of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Elaine Stovall Williams; a son, Willie Bernard Stovall; three brothers, Bobby G. Williams, Robert Earl Williams and Eddie A. Williams Jr.; three sisters, Delores W. Johnson, Kitty B. Williams and Lilie Joyner.

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

Marie Barnett

ABERDEEN - Marie Chambers Barnett died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was born in Macon to Thomas Merriwether and Queen Victoria Permenter Chambers. She had lived in Aberdeen since 1941. She was a graduate of Cooksville High School, where she was valedictorian. She was a cosmetologist, owning and operating her own shop for more than 50 years. She was an active and faithful member of the Church of Christ of Aberdeen. She was a charter member of the Home and Garden Club of Aberdeen for 52 years, serving as president twice.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jerry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Wilford Herman Barnett of Aberdeen; a grandson, Jeramy Paul Lambert Barnett of Mayflower, Ark.; four nieces.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Joel Barnett and Ronald W. Barnett, and six brothers and sisters.

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

Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ of Aberdeen.
 

Etta Weaver

ABERDEEN - Rosetta "Etta" Gilliland Weaver, 100, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born Sept. 1, 1902, in Itawamba County to George W. and Mary Frances McKenzie Gilliland. She moved to Aberdeen in 1941. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and crocheting.

Graveside services were Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, in the Gum Cemetery in Itawamba County with the Rev. Todd Bowen officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Hazel Gordon, and Deloris Jackson and her husband, Grover, all of Aberdeen, and Mary Loden of Fulton; a son, Noel Weaver and his wife, Lonese, of Hamilton; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orin R. Weaver, in 1952; two grandsons; one great-grandson; a sister, Effie Brown; six brothers, Arch, Jim, Oscar, Claude, Harold and Hobson Gilliland; and two sons-in-law, Leroy Loden and Milton Gordon.
 

Ed Ellzey

JACKSON - Edward Winfield "Ed" Ellzey, 96, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson. He was a former resident of Oxford. He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church of Oxford. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Nicaraguan Campaign from 1928-1932 and was in the Honor Guard at President Taft's funeral service. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Oxford.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Stripling Ellzey of Jackson, formerly of Oxford; a daughter, Joan E. Stanfield of Jackson; a sister, Dorothy Kisner of Oxford; two grandchildren, Steve Malone of Nashville, and Bridget Carmody and her husband, Brian, of Madison.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

Pop Mercer

IUKA - B.L. "Pop" Mercer died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.

Wayne Burnett

PICKWICK DAM, Tenn. - Wayne Burnett, 55, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Hardin County General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth.
 

Syble Nash

ELLISVILLE - Syble Nash, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville.
 

Inez Moore

NEW SITE - Inez Moore, 65, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville.
 

Berton Nichols

HODGES, Ala. - Berton Nichols, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.
 

Betty R. Barron

RED BAY, Ala. - Betty R. Barron, 64, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.
 

Jesse Frazier

WILDWOOD, Fla. - Jesse Herbert Frazier, 76, formerly of Walnut, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the We Care Nursing Center in Wildwood, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
 

Steve A. Guin

RAMER, Tenn. - Steve A. Guin, 46, formerly of Booneville, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Iuka Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville.
 

Jean Ellis

Jean Ellis, 59, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Jimmy R. Morgan

SALTILLO - Jimmy Ray Morgan, 58, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born June 6, 1944, in Tupelo to Olen Ray Morgan and the late Faye Lindsey Morgan. He grew up in Tupelo. He was a musician and played with Gene Simmons and the Sweet Memphis Band. A cab driver and dispatcher, he worked with Lee/Liberty Cab Company ad later with Tupelo Cab Company. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He enjoyed music and life.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Cherry Creek Cemetery in Pontotoc County with the Rev. Jimmy Newby officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Sissy Morgan of Saltillo; two children, Joel Ray Morgan and his wife, Teresa, and Lisa Marie Pedrie and her husband, Russell, all of Dallas, Texas; his father, Olen Ray Morgan of Tupelo; a sister, Tammy Renee Sawyer and her husband, Tom, of Tupelo; four brothers, Larry Kay Morgan, Donald Ross Morgan and his wife, Vickie, Terry Wayne Morgan and his wife, Brenda, and Richard Keith Morgan and his wife, Pam, all of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Casey Morgan, Jeania Pedrie, Alisa Pedrie and Brett Morgan.

Pallbearers will be Joe Hester, Danny Strange, David Strange, Gary Marshall, Ronnie Young, Gene Simmons, Danny Patterson and Bill Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Gumm, Matthew Gumm, Dual Gober, Tommy Briggs and Bill Cody.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home on Jefferson Street.


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