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Obituaries for September 21, 2002

Inez Moore

NEW SITE - Inez Moore, 65, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was employed at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville as department head over materials management. She was a member of the East Prentiss Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Mike Johnson, Bro. Kenneth Bishop and Bro. Steve Holliday officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Buford Moore; a daughter, Paula Chase of Booneville; a son, Donald Moore of Sulligent, Ala.; a brother, Jim McCreary of New Site; one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Jessie and Angie Stafford.

Visitation will continue until service time today.
 

Steve Guin

RAMER, Tenn. - Steve Guin, 46, formerly of Booneville, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Iuka Hospital as the result of an accident. He was a construction worker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Shavan Guin; two daughters, Haley Guin and Kelley Guin of Soso; a sister, Linda Johnson of Ramer, Tenn.; a brother, Gary Guin of Hattiesburg; four nieces, Tammy Bullock, Jenisus Guin, Tracy Cornelius and Misty Crotts; a nephew, John Guin.

Visitation will continue until service time today.
 

Dr. Etta Falconer

ATLANTA - Dr. Etta Zuber Falconer, 68, died at the Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.

Sybil Nash

ELLISVILLE - Sybil Nash, 82, formerly of Rienzi, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Ellisville State Home after a long illness. She was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Alcorn County to the late William Eli and Laura Rowsey Nash. She was a Primitive Baptist.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Cecil Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lorena Richardson, Verna Richardson and Velma Harris, and three brothers, Arlin Nash, Howard Nash and Major Nash.

Pallbearers will be Greg Morelock, Steve Leggett, Tim McLemore, Phil McLemore, Joe Parvin, Doyle Parvin and Darren Morelock.

Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at the church.
 

Deandre Eggerson

WEST POINT - Deandre Troy Eggerson, an infant boy, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Clay County Medical Center.

Private family services will be held. The Rev. Larry Thomas will officiate. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his father, Andrew Eggerson, and his mother, Diana Ferguson; a brother, Jaylun Eggerson; a sister, Brianna Russell; his grandparents, Queen Eggerson, and Vernon and Tami Edwards, all of West Point.
 

J.B. Hicks

VARDAMAN - J.B. Hicks, 72, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born June 15, 1930, to Allen May Hicks and Lillie Mae Stringfellow Hicks. He was a retired employee of the Shannon Chair Company in Houston, a member of Judah Church of Christ and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Vardaman with Bro. Danny Washington and Bro. Donald Austin officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Henderson Hicks of Vardaman; three daughters, Candy Hill and her husband, Brian, of Shannon, Robbie Tutor and her husband, Stanley, of Houlka, and Angela Coats of Pontotoc; a son, Matthew Bennett and his wife, Janice, of Pontotoc; a brother, Allen Hicks of Houston; eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James Coats, and a grandson, Timmy Coats.

Pallbearers will be Stacy Hawks, Clifton Cardwell, David Baker, Lynn Hughes, Danny Tutor and Paul Watson.
 

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. today 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 Stevens.

His cousins will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue from noon to service time today.

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

Billy Joe Stockman

VERNON, Ala. - Billy Joe Stockman, 62, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at his home in the Friendship community near Vernon, Ala. He was born May 30, 1940, in Lamar County, Ala., to the late Clayburn Vaughn and Sarah Matildie Smith Stockman. He was a member of the Vernon Horseman's Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wofford Church with Bro. John Kitchens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Stockman of Vernon, Ala.; a son, Jimmy Stockman and his wife, Lisa, of Caledonia; a daughter, Sandra Hudson and her husband, James, of Vernon, Ala.; three brothers, Herbert Stockman of Sulligent, Ala., Ray Stockman of Vernon, Ala., and Robert Stockman of Columbus; a sister, Floy Mae Stockman of Fayette, Ala.; four grandsons, Dylan Stockman, Lee Rogers, Jason Hudson and Aaron Hudson; three granddaughters, Ashley Curry, Khristin Curry and Lori Rogers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Marion, Charlie, Jessie Lee and Clayton Stockman.
 

Norma Collier

DETROIT, Ala. - Norma Jean Collier, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Lamar County, Ala., to the late L.P. and Ethel Cash Holley. She was a member of the Detroit Church of Christ. She enjoyed Backstreet Opry and spending time with her family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Detroit Church of Christ with J.M. Hawkins and W.T. Allison officiating. Burial will be in Kingsville Cemetery. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Collier and his wife, Becky, and Mark Collier, all of Detroit, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Sondra Tate, Joel Collier and his wife, Shanna, Shonna Collier, Raun Collier, Nicole Collier, Caleb Collier and Scott Collier; two great-grandchildren, John David Tate and Savannah Tate; two brothers, Joe Holley of Orlando, Fla., and James Holley of Vernon, Ala.; two sisters, Ann Westbrooks of Akin, S.C., and Sarah Crowley of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Collier; her parents; and two sisters, Nell Barnes and an infant sister.

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

Opal Carnell

NEW ALBANY - Opal Callicutt Carnell, 90, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at The Magnolia Place in New Albany. She was born Jan. 19, 1912, in Myrtle to the late Will Callicutt and Rose Ford Callicutt. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of New Albany, where she was a member of the Sunshine Sunday School Class. She was a Worthy Matron in the Eastern Star, and a member of the Joy Club and the Progressive Mothers Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tom Sumrall and the Rev. Malcolm Pinion officiating. Burial will be in New Albany City Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Ann Kitchens of New Albany; two grandchildren, Dave Kitchens and Leigh Ann Downs of New Albany; five great-grandchildren; a brother, W.T. Callicutt of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Carnell; her parents; two brothers, Jim and Chester Callicutt; and a sister, Lottie Denton.

Pallbearers will be David Carnell, Roy Carnell, Joey Tarrant, Jeff Cagle, C.R. Guyton and Barry Hamilton.

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

Mavis Mize

WREN - Mavis Irene Mize, 61, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. 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.
 

Fannie Prather

Fannie Mae Prather, 64, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.

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 were Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Lee Mayo, the Rev. Bill Merritt and the Rev. Vic Garrison officiating. Burial was 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 the Rev. 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.
 

B.L. Mercer

SOUTHAVEN - B.L. "Pop" Mercer, 100, formerly of Iuka, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a former Sunday school teacher. A well-known educator, he was principal, teacher and coach at several schools in Tishomingo County and Desoto County, and a former superintendent of education in Tishomingo County. He was a cattleman, a member of the Mississippi Cattleman's Association and a past president of the Tishomingo County Farm Bureau. He will be remembered for his vegetable and flower gardens.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Dale Hathorn and the Rev. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, James L. "Jimmie" Mercer and his wife, Marjean, of Hernando; a sister, Mabel Young of Cordova, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jackie Mercer Meadows of Olive Branch and Jamie Mercer of Southaven; three great-grandchildren, Matt Meadows and Aubrie Meadows of Olive Branch, and Becca Mercer of Southaven.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Oaks, Howard Dean Frederick, Matt Meadows, Wadell Harber and Mike Wallace.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spring Hill Cemetery Fund.
 

Lester Brock

RIPLEY - Lester Hubert Brock, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at his home in Ripley. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Falkner Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Talley and the Rev. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in Falkner Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Elvetia Drewery Brock; a daughter, Quida Sweatman and her husband, Fagin, of Ripley; three sons, Gerald Brock and his wife, Linda Kay, Donald Brock and his wife, Shelby, and David Brock and his wife, Barbara, all of Ripley; two brothers, Billy Ray Brock and his wife, Neva Lynn, of Walnut and James Brock and his wife, Joyce, of Kossuth; 11 grandchildren, Teresa Alexander and her husband, Donnie, Belinda Luna and her husband, Joe, Glenn Sweatman, Nicky Brock and his wife, Tonya, Stanley Brock and his wife, Mandy, Brad Brock and his wife, Christina, Angela Stroupe, Brian Brock, Amanda Wright and her husband, Eric, Wesley Brock and Laken Brock; 11 great-grandchildren, Jonathan Alexander, Hannah Alexander, Rachel Luna, Hunter Brock, Kyle Brock, Kelsey Brock, Kayla Brock, Taylor Brock, Michael Stroupe, Breanna Stroupe and Erica Wright.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Ethel Smith Brock; one sister; three brothers; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at the funeral home all day today and until service time Sunday.
 

Thi Non Lusk

CORINTH - Thi Non Lusk died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at her home after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson's Funeral Home of Corinth.

Terry Lynn Maxwell

RED BAY, Ala. - Terry Lynn Maxwell, 44, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a native of Waukegan, Ill. She was a registered nurse with the North Mississippi Medical Center and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Red Bay, Ala.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Jerry Reeder officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery in Dennis.

Survivors include two daughters, Heather and Morgan Maxwell of Red Bay, Ala.; her parents, Troy and Madeline Williams of Red Bay; her sisters, Teresa Hollis and her husband, Tony, of Midway, Teena Williams of Pine Bluff, Ark., Tammie Boyd of Red Bay, Ala., April Williams of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Stacey Williams of Red Bay; a brother, Steven Williams and his wife, Amanda, of Burnsville.

Pallbearers will be Randy Land, Steven Williams, Alfredo Cimora, Ricky Maxwell, Danny Maxwell and James Ridge.

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

Berton Nichols

HODGES, Ala. - Berton Nichols, 85, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. He was a native of Alabama. He was a retired construction worker for TVA, where he worked for 10 years. He was a member of Old Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hodges, Ala.

Survivors include his wife, Lula Nichols of Hodges, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Elva Jones and her husband, Tuelon, of Halltown, Ala.; four stepsons, Delmer Nichols and his wife, Sherrie, of Sylvania, Ohio, John Nichols and his wife, Jean, of Russellville, Ala., Joe Hammock and his wife, Jan, of Red Bay, Ala., and Jack Hammock and his wife, Jennie, of Auburn, Ala.; several stepgrandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Jones, Jeff Jones, Brett Jones, Jamie Jones, Jason Bates and Joe Bates.

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

Jean Ellis

Jean Ellis, 59, died Thursday, at the NMMC after a long illness. She was a native of Guntown and a longtime resident of Tupelo. She was a retired employee of Action Industries with 27 years of service. She was an active member of the New Hope Baptist Church, where she was one of the founding members of New Hope Christian Women's Outreach Ministry. She was a member of the Women On Missions Ministry. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She raised her children up in church and enjoyed cooking.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel with the Rev. Lowell Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial park.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, John W. Ellis of Tupelo; a daughter, Michelle Ellis Ramey of Tupelo; a son, Mike Ellis and his wife, Tera, of Tupelo; a sister, Janet Clark and her husband, Jimmy, of Saltillo; a brother, Paul Hughes of Plantersville; a brother-in-law, Jack Hayes of Niceville, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kara Ellis and Tyler Ellis; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nolan and Pauline Hughes; a grandson, Corey Ellis Ramey; and a sister, Nola Hayes;

Pallbearers will be Scottie Clark, Don Hayes, Derick Young, John Sheffield, Jason West and Paul Raines,
 

Sophie Heins

Sophie Jerice Heins, 6-week-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Anton Heins III, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis after a sudden illness.

Services will be at 6 p.m. today at St. James Catholic Church with Father Henry Shelton officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Leslie Harrington Heins, and father, Dr. Anton Heins III, of Tupelo; a sister, Alison Heins of the home; her grandparents, Joan and Anton Heins Jr. of Westwood, N.J., and Michael and Dorothy Harrington of Beverly, Mass.; her aunts and uncles, Barbara and Ed Steiner of Victor, N.Y., Jerice and Jon Bergstrom of Norwich, Vt., Jonathan Heins and his wife, Susan Falco, of Worcester, Mass., Mark and Elaine Harrington of Washington D.C., Keith and Ellen Harrington of Burke, Va., Michael and Cheryl Harrington of Salem, Mass., and Alison Harrington of Chicago; a great-aunt, Mary Moulton of Salem, Mass.; numerous cousins.

Wayne Burnett

PICKWICK DAM, Tenn. - Lawrence Wayne Burnett, 55, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Hardin County General Hospital in Savannah, Tenn. He was born April 20, 1947, in Rienzi. He graduated from Thrasher High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was an employee of Pickwick Landing State Park and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor activities.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Charlie Cooper and Bro. Paul Childers officiating. Burial will be in Rienzi City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jacquline Prince Burnett of Pickwick Dam, Tenn.; his mother, Maxine Burnett of Rienzi; a daughter, Karen Burnett of Booneville; a stepson, David Buchanan of Corinth; two brothers, Bill Burnett and Bob Burnett of Rienzi; a stepgrandson, Zane Hewgley of LaVerne, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence E. Burnett, and a stepson, Howard Hewgley.

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

Memorials may be made to the Hardin County Cancer Association, c/o Patti Majors, 23265 Hwy. 128, Savannah TN 38372.
 

Betty Barron

RED BAY, Ala. - Betty Rose Barron, 64, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala.

Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Belmont Memory Gardens with Bro. Larry Bergeron officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby Barron and his wife, Sandra, of Red Bay, Dale Barron and his wife, Sondra, of Saltillo, and Jamey Barron and his wife, Michelle, of Russellville, Ala.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Polly Ginn of Golden, Peggy Chism of Red Bay and Edith Minor of Birmingham; two brothers, Mannie Thorn of Dennis and Grady Thorn Jr. of Golden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Lela Thorn, and a brother, Jim Thorn.

Visitation will be from10 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.
 

Billy Ruth Finlay

LURAY, Va. - Billy Ruth Nixon Finlay, 78, formerly of Iuka, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, in Luray, Va. She was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Iuka. She was a graduate of Iuka High School. She was a member of the Iuka Methodist Church, but later joined the Episcopal Church with her husband. After leaving Iuka she attended Memphis State University and later graduated from Mississippi State College for Women. She completed her master's degree at Louisiana State University. She was a professor at Madison College in Harrisonburg, Va. After retiring she continued to tutor students with learning disabilities. She also volunteered at the Concerned Hot Line in Luray, Va., receiving several awards for her work. She was known as a lover of animals.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Cemetery with her nephew, Stan Dexter, officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Sam Finlay and his wife, Susan, of Luray, Va.; a daughter, Sr. Ellen E. Finlay of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Betty Sue Dexter of Iuka; her grandchildren, Katie Brown and her husband, Ben, Jane Finlay, Clair Finlay and Paul Finlay, all of Luray, Va.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sadie Bonds Odom.

Obituaries for September 22, 2002

Edith L. Smith

MABEN - Edith L. Smith, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 28, 1921. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Haven Baptist Church in Choctaw County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vercie E. and Vodie Singleton; one brother, Vernice Singleton; and one sister, Thelma Grey.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the New Haven Baptist Church with Bro. Harvey Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the New Haven Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Hugh C. Smith Jr. of Maben; her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Tim Dawson of Yazoo City; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Lynda Smith of Allen, Texas; one brother, William B. Singleton of Memphis, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Camie Taylor of Miami, Fla., and Grant Smith of Allen, Texas.

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

Edith Hardin

RED BAY, Ala. - Edith Hardin died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.
 

Bobby H. Shadburn

CORINTH - Bobby H. Shadburn, 62, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Home of Corinth.

Virginia Jordan

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. - Virginia Rike Jordan, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Methodist Hospital in Somerville, Tenn. She was a member of the Williston Methodist Church where she was a former longtime organist and pianist.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Ann Bledsoe officiating. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Nell Camburn of Walnut; two sons, James C. Jordan and Wayne R. Jordan, both of Somerville.

Pallbearers were Rick Johns, James V. Jordan, Jimmy Jordan, Jim Mac Rike, Joe Pat Rike and Bill Troutt.

Memorials may be made tot he Williston United Methodist Church in Williston, Tenn.
 

Mavis Mize

WREN - Mavis Irene Newman Mize, 61, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a short illness. She was born May 3, 1941, in Gunnison, Miss., to Odell and Irene Woods Newman. She lived in Cleveland and Rosedale before moving to Wren 17 years ago. She was employed in the garment industry before retiring and was a member of the Nazarene Church. Her hobbies were yard work and flower gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory with Bro. Roy Childers officiating. Burial will be in the Durrett Cemetery in Quincy.

Survivors include her husband, Edward C. Mize of Wren whom she married in 1988; four sons, Cecil Ronnie King Jr. and his wife Rose Ann, Steve King and his wife Linda, and Jeff King and his wife, Stacie, all of Amory, and Dell King and his wife, Jane, of Wren; one daughter, Robin K. Gill and her husband, Kenneth of Mt. Olive, Ala.; one brother, Gerald Newman of Culpepper, Va.; five sisters, Linnie Farmer of Rosedale, Martha Ray Ladner and Lorene Bizzell, both of Amory, Doris Goodell of Clarksdale and Ruthie Victorino of Cleveland; 12 grandchildren, Tiffany, trey, Lola Beth, Amber, Brent, Stephen, Bethany, Julie, Rodney, Tessa, Koriann and C.J.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Robert Newman and Earl Newman.

Pallbearers will be Danny Garner, Bubba Childress, Kenneth Gill, Trey King, Brent Gill, Mike Eddins and Gary Pickle.

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

Lois Spratlin

VARDAMAN - Lois Collums Spratlin, 98, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. She was born Oct. 20, 1903, in Vardaman to Monroe and Elizabeth Murphree Collums. She was a homemaker and a member of the Vardaman First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Vardaman First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Easely, the Rev. Joey Hamilton and the Rev. Gene Foshee officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Springs Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Scottie Ward of Vardaman and Louise Shelton of Grenada; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Spratlin; and a grandson, Billy Hardin.

Pallbearers will be John Teas, Randy Blaylock, Maurice Martin, Johnny Ward, B.J. Bennett, and Joey Hamilton.

Linel Cortet Austin

RANDOLPH - Linel Cortet Austin, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 28, 1920, in Robbs to the late William and Theo Craig Austin. He was a retired farmer, a cattleman and businessman and a grocery and fertilizer distributor. He was a member of the County Line Baptist Church where he was an inactive deacon. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Sprayberry Austin.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the County Line Baptist Church in Randolph with the Rev. Gerald Finley officiating assisted by the Rev. Donald Austin and the Rev. Wayne Cobb. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Audie Mae Pinion Austin of Randolph; one daughter, Eva Lue Austin Presnett of Bruce; two sons, Lance C. Austin of Bruce and David Austin of Randolph; three stepsons, Billy Garrett of Hernando, Harold Garrett and Larry Garrett, both of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Elvis Austin of Randolph; six grandchildren, Cody Austin, Chad Austin, Christie Austin Love, Ricky Austin, gay Tedford and Tony Presnell; four great-grandchildren, Caden Austin, Justin Presnell, Daneca and Kyle Tedford.

Pallbearers will be Larry Austin, Scott Austin, Jim Austin, Raymond Austin, Troy Mosley, Quay Sprayberry, Tommy Austin and Billy Mosley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Killough, W.L. Killough, Buddy Sisco, O.L. Finley, bobby Mosley, Herbert Holley, Dean Holley and Anthony Ward.
 

Fannie Mae Prather

Fannie Mae Prather, 64, of Tupelo, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at her residence. She was born Aug. 14, 1938, in Union County to the late Arthur James Prather and Elsie Porterfield Prather. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Prather and Jamie Prather.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Bro. Gary Porterfield, Michael Howell and Paul Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include four sisters, M. Lisa Howell of Tupelo, and Geneva Hale, Betty Moss and Rosie L. Prather, all of New Albany; four brothers, Amos Prather of Myrtle, Ray Prather of Sterling, Okla., Melvin Prather and Bobby Prather, both of New Albany; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Adam Howell, Harvey Prather, Gary Moss, Hubert Hale, Tommy Hale and Roy Moss.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Hale, William Hale, Bobby Joe Hale, Billy Ralph Hale, Paul Howell, Nicky Prather and Tommy Moss.

In lieu of flowers, please contact the funeral home for memorials.
 

Ann Burleson

FULTON - Ann Burleson, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the Daniel Health Complex in Fulton. She was born Dec. 21, 1918, in Alabama to the late William Burl and Lanie Roxanne Crane Howell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, Mo., with Minister Stan Dauck and Minister Louis Hillis officiating. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sisters, Angie Lou Summers of Fulton, Edna Davis of Red Bay, Ala., and Inez Whitehead and her husband, John, of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Maisie Howell and Ruth Howell, both of Fulton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ruel Burleson; and two sons, Jimmy Burleson and Wayne Burleson.

Jesse Frazier

WILDWOOD, Fla. - Jesse Herbert Frazier, 76, formerly of Walnut, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Wecare Nursing Center in Wildwood, Fla. He was born Sept. 27, 1925, in New Albany to the late Gus and Myrtle Cornet Frazier. He was a member of Christ Temple Apostolic Church. He was a laborer in the pulpwood industry.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Christ Temple Apostolic Church in Walnut with the Rev. Clay Hall officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Harris Frazier; three daughters, Linda Dedman of Huntsville, Ala., Barbara Reeres of Batesville, Ark., and Milisha Berredye of Estill Springs, Tenn.; four stepdaughters, Virginia Cox of Wildwood, Fla., Mavis Hale of Jacksonville, Fla., Willie Lea Lemons of Holly Springs and Kathleen Gail Roberts of Pontotoc; two sons, Roy Frazier of Jonesboro, Ark., and Timmy Frazier of Knoxville, Tenn.; five stepsons, Kenneth Churchill of Wildwood, Fla., Wallace Evan Churchill of New Albany, Roger Churchill of Myrtle, Donald Ray Churchill of Thaxton and Michael Churchill of Holly Springs; two half-sisters, Ruth Nolley of Myrtle and Ann Medlin of Blue Mountain; three half-brothers, Joe Frazier of Hickory Flat, Richard Frazier of Myrtle and Clyde Frazier of Enterprise; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parent; his stepmother, Mary Frazier; one sister, Grace Crumpton; three brothers, Fred Frazier, Jack Frazier and L.Q. Frazier; and one half-brother, John Frazier.

Pallbearers will be David Decker, Lamar Frazier, Howell Frazier, David Hutcheson, Henry Frazier and Leon Crumpton.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.
 

Sue Ramey

MANTACHIE - Sue Ramey, 67, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at her residence. She was born Jan. 23, 1935, in Itawamba County. She was a factory worker and a member of the Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Adams and Bro. Dempsey Rowlin officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Ramey of Mantachie; one daughter, Paula McDaniel and her husband, John, of Mantachie; two sons, Jeff Ramey and Chris Ramey and his wife, Regina, all of Mantachie; three grandchildren, Laken McDaniel, J.D. McDaniel and Brook Ramey, all of Mantachie; her mother, Adelle Waddle of Fulton; four sisters, Reba Flurry of Mantachie, Betty Johnson of Fulton, Janie Trigg of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Frankie Crabb of the Houston community; three brothers, Charles Waddle and Freddie Waddle, both of Belmont, and Danny Waddle of Marietta.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dean Waddle; and two brothers, Ricky Waddle and Bob Waddle.

Pallbearers will be Robin Flurry, Ricky Johnson, Jason Johnson, Billy Ramey, Johnny Ramey and Wayne Waddle.

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

Florence Rutledge

ECRU - Addie Florence Rutledge, 97, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the Baptist Hospital in New Albany. She was a homemaker and a member of the Medlock Methodist Church. She was the widow of John Robert Rutledge Sr.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Bro. Barry Littlefield officiating. Burial will be in the Ecru Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Lillie Brown of Ecru, and Dorothy Crook of Brighton, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Zeb and Addie Arnette Stewart; a daughter, Mavis Irene Davis; and two sons, John Robert Rutledge Jr. and Calvin Nathaniel Rutledge.

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

Billy Ruth Finlay

LURAY, Va. - Billy Ruth Nixon Finlay, 78, formerly of Iuka, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, in Luray, Va. She was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Iuka. She was a graduate of Iuka High School. She was a member of the Iuka Methodist Church, but later joined the Episcopal Church with her husband. After leaving Iuka she attended Memphis State University and later graduated from Mississippi State College for Women. She completed her master's degree at Louisiana State University. She was a professor at Madison College in Harrisonburg, Va. After retiring she continued to tutor students with learning disabilities. She also volunteered at the Concerned Hot Line in Luray, Va., receiving several awards for her work. She was known as a lover of animals.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Cemetery with her nephew, Stan Dexter, officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Sam Finlay and his wife, Susan, of Luray, Va.; a daughter, Sr. Ellen E. Finlay of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Betty Sue Dexter of Iuka; her grandchildren, Katie Brown and her husband, Ben, Jane Finlay, Clair Finlay and Paul Finlay, all of Luray, Va.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sadie Bonds Odom.
 

Luther V. Schoenberger

Luther V. Schoenberger, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born May 18, 1926, in Marion, Ohio to Verner S. Schoenberger and Della Mae Pollic Schoenberger. He was a 1944 graduate of Wharton High School in Wharton, Ohio, where he lived for 52 years before moving to Tupelo five years ago.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving during the occupation of Japan. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, a member of the Warpole Lodge 176 and a member of American Legion Post 0225 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Scottish Rites of Valley of Toledo.

He was engaged in farming and later, with his wife, co-founded CaRon, Inc. He was a retired employee of Valsic Foods of Leipsic and Wharton, Ohio, with 20 years of service. He was very active in the Bethany Lutheran Church in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where he taught Sunday School for 15 years. He was a charter member and past president of the Wharton Lions Club and past president of the Wyandot County Farm Bureau.

For the past five years he had been a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church of Tupelo. He was an avid photography buff.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Pastor Susan Springer officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Clara L. Schoenberger of Tupelo; one daughter, Carol S Schoenberger Wright and her husband, David, of Tupelo; one son, Ronald Luther Schoenberger and his wife, Sharon, of Clarndon Hills, Ill.; one sister, Betty E. Schoenberger Mason of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; four grandchildren, Craig D. Wright of Atlanta, Ga., Christy Wright Essary of Corinth, Peter Schoenberger and Matthew Schoenberger of Madison Hills, Ill.; one great-grandson, Tanner Essary.

Visitation will be after the service in the lobby of the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1002 Lawndale, Tupelo, MS 38801, or to your favorite charity.
 

Donald Russell

WEST POINT - Donald Russell, 70, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the Medical Center East Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.

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

Timothy Quinn

ANTIOCH - Timothy Quinn died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter's Mortuary Chapel.

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

Dora H. Mitchell

ABERDEEN - Dora H. Mitchell, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Athens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Benjamin Wax officiating. Burial will be in the Burns Cemetery. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Fannie Franks and her husband, Charles, of Aberdeen, and Ora Ezell of Detroit, Mich.; two sons, James Mitchell of Aberdeen and Herman Mitchell of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one sister, Momie Ivy of Aberdeen; 22 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter; one son, six brothers and four sisters.
 

Emery Watson

BALDWYN - Emery Hugh Watson, 88, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at his 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 Rev. Keith Gaughf officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

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

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

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

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


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