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Obituaries for September 1, 2002

Roy Williamson

GOLDEN - Roy Lee Williamson, 91, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at Beverly Health Care. He was born July 16, 1911, in Itawamba County to Wiley D. Williamson and Lucinda Johnson. He was an employee of the Mississippi Highway Department and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Dell Williamson, in 1999.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Hal Holt officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Waddle of Dennis; a son, Edd Williamson of Fulton; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Shane Williamson, Mike Bounds, Chad Pruitt, Tommy Glen Williamson, Bobby Wood, Billy Wilson, Johnny Pruitt and Phillip Crane.
 

Heron Topp

Heron Topp, 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at the V.A. Hospital in Detroit, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary of Tupelo.

Dorothy Earrey

AMORY - Dorothy Jean Payne Earrey, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after an extended illness. She was born June 27, 1927, in Lee County to Jessie Talmage and Hattie Mae Berryhill Payne. She lived in Brewer until moving to Amory 10 years ago. She was employed at Futorian Furniture Mfg. Co. as a supervisor until her retirement. She married Sam Earrey in 1968; he died in 1989. She was a member of Brewer Baptist Church. Her hobbies were arts and crafts and sewing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory with the Rev. Clinton Worthey officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery in Itawamba County.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Hutcheson of Nettleton and John Hutcheson of Starkville; one daughter, Linda Gale Graham and her husband, Tommy, of Baldwyn; one stepdaughter, Debra Williams and her husband, Bruce, of Brewer; one brother, Douglas Payne and his wife, Lucille, of Nettleton; one brother-in-law, Billy Joe Reeves of Plantersville; three sisters, Martha Guyton of Amory, Lou Ann Martin and her husband, L.D., of Nettleton, and Faye Hutcheson and her husband, W.V. Sr., of Columbus; three grandchildren, Andi Pee, Jessica Graham and Christy White; two stepgrandchildren, Perry Williams and Amy Williams; one great-grandchild; two special friends, Pearl Clark and Katherine Owens, both of Amory.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robert Hutcheson; one daughter, Debra Hutcheson; two sisters, Lavenia Reeves and Sue Payne.

Pallbearers will be Mark Hutcheson, W.V. Hutcheson Jr., Ricky Payne, Billy White, Jason Pee and Perry Williams.

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

Johnnie Lee Joshlin

BLUE MOUNTAIN - Johnnie Lee Hopper Joshlin, 87, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baines Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Hattie Ayers Hopper; one son, Robert Lee Joshlin Jr.; and one daughter, Louise Joshlin.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Mike Smith, assisted by Bro. Terry Hudson. Burial will be in the Blue Mountain Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Robert L. Joshlin of Blue Mountain; four daughters, Arbenia Hopper of New Albany, Elizabeth Duncan and her husband, Jerry, of Oxford, Ala., Nettie Sills and her husband, Billy, of Blue Mountain, and Jessie Lee Ryan and her husband, Joseph, of Norfolk, Va.; one son, Paul Thomas Joshlin and his wife, Hope, of Blue Mountain; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Joshlin of Blue Mountain; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pauline Clark of Corinth and Lola Rainey of Ripley.

Pallbearers will be Danny Rogers, Shane Gordon, Steve Childers, Jerry Duncan, Andrew Carter and Billy Joshlin.

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

Randy Bates

CAIRO - Randy Bates, 40, of the Cairo community, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at his home. He was a member of the Forked Oak Baptist Church and a disabled electrician. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frankie Lee Bates.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Forked Oak Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Forked Oak Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy J. Bates; his father, John Bates Sr. of the Cairo community; three sons, Jonathan Kersey, Jacob Kersey and Travis Kersey, all of the Cairo community; one sister, Frankie Diane Bates of the Cairo community; three brothers, John "Rusty" Bates of Knightstown, Ind., Shelby Joseph Bates of Indianapolis, Ind., and Wesley Bates of the Cairo community; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be until noon today at the funeral home, then from 1 p.m. to service time at the church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 

Jimmy "Bo" Ramsey Jr.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Jimmy Floyd "Bo" Ramsey Jr., 35, formerly of Iuka, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was a Christian who openly shared his faith in Jesus Christ. He was a member of the Celebration Baptist Church of Tallahassee, Fla. He was a senior at Florida State University where he majored in Golf Course Management. He was an avid golfer.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Iuka Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Swimmer officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Dr. Jimmy Floyd and Jean Ramsey of Perry, Fla.; one daughter, Brooklynn Nichole Ramsey of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Julia Ogden and Jennifer Ramsey, both of Tallahassee, Fla.; one niece, Ana Corrie Ogden of Tallahassee.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, W.D. "Buster" and Marie Floyd Ramsey and Vernon and Julia Underwood.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Muse, Bryan Taylor, John Underwood, Greg Byrom, Chris Johnson and Don Chandler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Genie Foote, Will Chandler, Eric Byrom, Kevin Carson and Craig Carson.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 4301 W. Markham, Slot 721, Little Rock, AR 72205; phone 501-686-8230.
 

Tobe Buchanan

SHANNON - Tobe Buchanan died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Elvis Tidwell

OXFORD - Elvis Eugene Tidwell, 68, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at his residence in Oxford. He was a retired logger and pulp wood hauler. He was a Christian.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. Gerald Shook officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Flat Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Lorene T. Smith and Dovie J. Porter, both of Oxford; two brothers, Clinton L. Tidwell of Water Valley and Jessie A. Tidwell of Oxford; a host of nieces and nephews that he considered his children.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Homecare and Hospice.
 

Roy Cannon

BEAVERTON, Ala. - Roy Cannon, 81, of Beaverton, Ala., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at his residence. He was born March 13, 1921, in Lamar County, Alabama to the late William F. and Carrie Naomi Hill Cannon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from 3M Company in Guin, Ala., and was a member of the Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the Olive Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Clara Jones and her husband, Don, of Tifton, Ga.; four grandchildren, Lisa Elkins of Summiton, Ala., Marty Cannon of Oneonta, Ala., Tim Cannon of Kenosha, Wisc., and Nicole Jones of Tifton, Ga.; six great-grandchildren, Samantha Cannon, Britnie Cannon, Courtney Cannon, Bailey Cannon, Kara and Sara Elkins; two sisters, Annie Henson of Milton, Fla., and Idella Irvin of Griffin, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Marshall Cannon; five brothers, Jessie, Elmer, Ellis, Eugene and Coy Cannon; and one sister, Denver McDonald.

Pallbearers will be Doyle Cannon, Roland, Henson, Clovis Cannon, Ed Cannon, Thurman Cannon, Mike Cannon, Mark Cannon and Frank Cannon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kerry White, Bob Gann, Edsil McDonald, Ralph Sizemore, Stanley Stanford and Jimmy White.
 

Otis Tom Luster

TISHOMINGO - Otis Tom Luster, 46, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at his residence. He was a member of St. Peters M.B. Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peters M.B. Church with the Rev. Lowell Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in the Carters Branch Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Jessica Martin of Red Bay, Ala.; one son, Nathan Martin of Red Bay, Ala.; his father, Oddie Tom Luster of Cherokee, Ala.; four sisters, Connie Luster, Diane Johnson and Sonya Luster, all of Tishomingo, and Gwen Franklin of Iuka; three brothers, Robert Luster, Willie Luster and Michael Luster and his wife, Johnnie Mae, all of Tishomingo.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Rea Luster; and one brother, Jimmy Earl Luster.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m.. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peters M.B. Church.

Newman Renfroe

RED BAY, Ala. - Newman Taft Renfroe, 92, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at the Care Center of Red Bay. He was a U.S.. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Red Bay American Legion. He was retired from farming after 50 years and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Danny Stanford, the Rev. Billy Nichols and the Rev. John Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery in Dennis.

Survivors include five daughters, Nell Lindsey and her husband, Troy, of Golden, Martha Milton and her husband, Jesse, of Little Rock, Ark., Eloise Mink and her husband, George, of Zion, Ill., Williedean Tesseneer and her husband, Sid, and Evelyn Davis and her husband, Harold, all of Red Bay; four sons, Taft Renfroe and his wife, Wilma, Ralph Renfroe and his wife, Elizabeth, and Billy Renfroe, all of Red Bay, and David Renfroe and his wife, Glinda, of Golden; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Grace Pannell Renfroe; one son, Alfred Lee Renfroe; one granddaughter, Manda Kay Renfroe; five grandsons, Dennis Lindsey, Richard, Rodney, Terry and Timothy Renfroe.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Lindsey, Michael Renfroe, Jeff Tesseneer, Joe Tesseneer, Mark Renfroe and Brad Davis.

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

Ophelia Moore

SUMMIT - Ophelia Price Moore, 82, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at the Hospice Unit at Norton Healthcare Pavilion in Louisville, Ky. She was born May 12, 1920, in Utica to the late Frank Ray Price and Nancy Jackson Price. She was a retired teacher and active in many volunteer organizations. She was a past president of the North McComb PTA, and had held offices in the Junior Auxiliary and the Creciete Club of McComb. She was given the honor of Azaela Ball Queen for the year 1995. For over 25 years she was in the Alter Guild at the Church of the Mediator where she was a faithful, active Episcopalian all her years in McComb.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Mediator in McComb with the Rev. Mary Anne Heine officiating. Burial will be in the Hollywood Cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Melton Hewitt Moore of Dixie Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas Hewitt of Louisville, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney E. Shands of New Albany; five grandchildren, Virginia Hewitt Gilbert and her husband, Eric, of Louisville, Ky., Thomas Melton Hewitt and his wife, Courtney, of Jackson, Katherine Shands Copeland of New Orleans, La., Leslie Elizabeth Shands and Nancy Brett Shands, both of Oxford; one great-grandchild, Christopher Allen Copeland Jr. of New Orleans, La.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Mediator or to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Louisville.
 

Grover C. Goff Jr.

WALNUT - Grover "Junior" C. Goff Jr., 74, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a supervisor for the Nylon Net Company in Memphis with 30 years of service. He was a member of the County Line Baptist Church in Walnut.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the County Line Baptist Church with Bro. David Skinner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Sally Goff of Walnut; two daughters, Sheila Rogers of New Albany and Shirley Davis and her husband, Bob, of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Larry Goff and his wife, Dawn, of Bartlett, Tenn., and John Goff of Como; one stepdaughter, Vanessa Baxley and her husband, Terry, of Milan, Tenn.; one stepson, Kenneth Wayne Matheny and his wife, Angela, of Bartlett, Tenn.; two sisters, Yvonne Spencer of Tunica and Judy King of Houston, Texas; one brother, Maurice Goff of Tunica; eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover C. Sr. and Ethel Chapman Goff; two brothers, James Goff and Billy Newman.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the church.
 

W.R. Franks

CORINTH - William Ray Franks, 89, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at his residence. He was the former owner of a furniture store and woodworking business. He was a member of the Tate Baptist Church for 60 years. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed making furniture and fishing.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Grant Clark and Bro. Charlie Browning officiating. Burial will be in the Valley of the Dogwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mary Jane Williams Franks of Corinth; five sons, Thomas Franks and his wife, Zuma, and Donald Franks and his wife, Gwen, all of Corinth, Wayne Franks, Scotty Franks and his wife, Sandy, and Andy Franks and his wife, Sharon, all of Waco, Texas; four daughters, Jeannie Simms and her husband, George, and Susan Walker and her husband, Jim, all of Corinth, Mary Kathryn Parson and her husband, Leslie and Joyce Parson and her husband, Larry, all of Michie, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Emma Jean Burgess of Washington; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Franks and Georgianna Hatley Franks; two brothers, Millard Franks and Harold Franks; two sisters, Jewel Davis and Effie Wilson; one grandson, Greg Franks; one great-granddaughter, Jessica McLemore.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Larry Wayne Parson, Grant Parson, Todd Simms, Mark Franks, Jimmy Franks and Michael Cooper.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from1 p.m. until service time Monday, all at the funeral home.

Obituaries for September 2, 2002

Edna Galyean

CORINTH - Edna "Dump" Galyean, 85, formerly of Memphis, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Health Facility. She was born May 5, 1917, in Alcorn County to the late William Thomas and Edna E. Wallis Galyean. She was a window trimmer with Rubel Dept. Store of Corinth for 15 years, and for Sears of Memphis for 24 years. Since her retirement and until her illness, she enjoyed working in her shop and sharing her creations with others. She also enjoyed caring for the yard and flowers. She was a Charter member of the Pilot Club and a member of the Eastern Star, Corinth Chapter 271. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Leonard Pratt officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Ora Galyean of Corinth; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Willie Emmons, Hedy Galyean, Madge Marshall, Tom Galyean, Mary Elizabeth Davis, John Galyean and Bettie Galyean.

Pallbearers will be Harold Doty, Howard Johnson, Tommy Purvis, Fred Dalton, Charles Chastain, Richard Lows and Larry Garner.

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

Memorials may be made to the Light House Foundation, P.O. Box 2121, Corinth, MS 38835.
 

Madie Lowe

AMORY - Madie Lowe, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

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

Lora Bena Bland

MATHISTON - Lora Bena Bland, 98, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Webster Health Services in Eupora. She was a retired caregiver and a member of the Midway Church of Christ in Maben.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Maben Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

Lorene Walls

VARDAMAN - Lorene Dye Walls, 82, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at her daughter's residence in Vardaman. She was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the New Liberty Baptist Church in Vardaman with the Rev. Pete Gregory officiating. Burial will be in the New Liberty Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Peggy Hood and Gail Gore, both of Vardaman, Nett Vanlandingham of Bruce and Reva Martin of Houston; two sons, Kenneth Walls of Vardaman and David Walls of Calhoun City; one sister, Janie Duncan of Houston; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The body will lie in state at the church beginning at 1:30 p.m. today.

Mary Lee Parrish

VINA, Ala. - Mary Lee Parrish, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the Red Bay Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

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

Dale Hudson

BURNSVILLE - Richard Dale Hudson died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.

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

Rosalia M. Sturdivant

CALHOUN CITY - Rosalia M. Sturdivant, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the Grenada Health Rehab Center. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Columbus, Ga. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Jim Vance officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Delores White of Columbus, Ga., and Kathy Sturdivant of Jackson; two sons, Robert Sturdivant of Ocean Springs and Jerry Sturdivant of Slidell, La.; nine grandchildren.

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

George Edward Hayes

CORINTH - George Edward Hayes, 68, formerly of the Rienzi community, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at his residence. He was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Alcorn County to the late Pellham and Mary Phillips Hayes. He was a member of the Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church. Prior to his illness, he worked in building construction. He enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Wages and Bro. Carroll Talley officiating. Burial will be in the Joilet Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Marie Burcham Hayes; five sons, James Edward Hayes, Terry Wayne Hayes and his wife, Vickie, Gregory Keith Hayes and his wife, Shelia, and Jamie Ray Hayes, all of Corinth, and Danny Ray Hayes and his wife, Lynn, of Clearwater, Fla.; one daughter, Janet Marie Hayes of Tupelo; one brother, William Richard Hayes of Corinth; five sisters, Frances Eaton and Mildred Baggett, both of Booneville, Dimple Smith, Imogene Morelock and her husband, Dorrid Joe, and Nellie Faye Reddell and her husband, Kenneth, all of Corinth; seven grandchildren, Randall, Cody, Scott, Daniel, Kayce, Leesa and Hope Hayes; four stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, George Edward Hayes Jr.; four sisters, Fanny Bell Spencer, Otha Mae Glidewell, Irene Essary and Lilliam Reynolds.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Reddell, Ronnie Reddell, James Reddell, Todd Reddell, Cecil Wayne Phillips and Tay Reddell.

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

James H. Browning

BATESVILLE - James H. "Scrubby" Browning, 51, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at his home in Batesville. He was born Sept. 16, 1950, in Panola County to Gaither Curtis and Lois Johnson Browning. He was retired after 20 years as a water treatment technician for the City of Batesville and had been with Tri-State Pest Control for two years. He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Tribble and Sammy Lansdell officiating. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa M. Browning of Batesville; two sons, Timothy J. Browning and his wife, Kerri, and Keith A. Browning, all of Batesville; two stepsons, Scott Brewer of Cascilla and Jeffrey Brewer of Batesville; his mother, Lois Johnson Browning of Batesville; six sisters, Betty Jean Manning and her husband, Ray, of Batesville, Bessie Marie Scruggs and her husband, Billy, of West Point, Sarah Graham and her husband, John, of Dorsey, Margie Dale Harris and her husband, Roy, of Oxford, and Alma Lansdell and her husband, Sammy, of Saltillo; two brothers, Charles David Browning and his wife, Johnnie, of Ecru, and Gaither Douglas Browning and his wife, Janice, of Batesville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gaither Curtis Browning; one brother, Billy Wayne Browning; and three stepgrandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Shady Grove Cemetery Fund.

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

Magnolia Barker

MYRTLE - Magnolia Barker, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.

Annie Brown

ABERDEEN - Annie Brown died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen.

Virginia Whitehurst

IUKA - Virginia Whitehurst died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.

Tempie S. Bishop

Tempie Smith Bishop, 93, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at her son's residence. She was a native of Alabama. She worked for Reed's Manufacturing as a seamstress for many years. She was a member of the East Heights Baptist Church. She was the widow of Ned Bishop, who died in 1989.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Bishop and his wife, Charline, of Tupelo, and Charles Meeks and his wife, Barbara, of Amory; one sister, Lonia Mae Farr of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Tommy Bishop and Steve Bishop, both of Tupelo, Linda Robinson, Brenda Meeks and Kay Meeks, all of Clanton, Ala.; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

BATESVILLE - Johnie A. McDonald, 70, retired computer maintenance employee of the IRS, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Sardis Lake Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Sardis Lake Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home in Batesville has charge. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. McDonald, the husband of Evelyn Sanders McDonald, also leaves two daughters, Louise McDonald Phillips of Batesville and Patricia McDonald Knobf of Grand Bay, Ala.; a son, Stephen McDonald of Moundsville, W. Va.; two sisters, Jeannie McDowell McLin of Walker, La., and Gatsy McDonald Dulin of Batesville; four brothers, Frank McDonald of Maryville, Tenn., Freddie McDonald of Denham Springs, La., Willie McDonald of Batesville and Ray McDonald of Walker, La., 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

BOONEVILLE - Rev. Lealon Owens, 69, minister and founder and president of Unity Broadcasting, died of cancer Friday at Specialty Hospital in Tulsa. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Auditorium of Unity Broadcasting with burial in House of Prayer Cemetery. Rev. Owens, the husband of Jewel Dee Case Owens, also leaves two daughters, Brenda Jolly of Nashville and Tabitha Owens of Booneville; two sons, Ricky Lamar Owens and Jared Lealon Owens, and a stepson, Bill Lambert, all of Booneville; four sisters, Ophelia Simmons of Ocean Springs, Earline Smith and Evelyn Smith, both of Booneville and Edith Panell of Tupelo; three brothers, Travis Owens and Jimmy Owens, both of Ocean Springs, and Timmy Owens of Booneville, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Unity Broadcasting. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

CORINTH - Bill M. Taylor, 70, machinist with General Motors Electro Motive Division, died of heart failure Sunday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Corinthian Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Glen. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Taylor, the widower of Nellie V. Taylor, leaves a daughter, Cindy Davis of Iuka; a son, Bill M. Taylor of Butternut, Wis.; two sisters, Hermie Grimes and Marie Purvis, and a brother, Adolph Taylor, all of Corinth, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

GREENVILLE - Christine McIntosh Patton, 81, registered nurse and nursing teacher at Mississippi Delta Community College, died of heart failure Sunday at Arnold Avenue Nursing Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Greenville First United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Boone-Wells Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Patton, the widow of David Gordon Patton, leaves a daughter, June B. Ivery of Benson, Ariz.; a son, Joe O. Bennett, and two sisters, Allene M. Bennett and Lorraine M. Riser, all of Greenville, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

ITTA BENA - Coleman H. Narmour, 77, retired parts manager from D&N Auto Parts and Delmar Parts Co., died of heart failure Sunday at G. V. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Moore's Memorial Cemetery at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood has charge. He was a former deacon at Sidon Baptist Church and was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Narmour, the widower of Kathryn Gore Narmour and Myrtle Steele Narmour, leaves a daughter, Laura N. Oakes of Greenwood; a son, Coleman H. `Chip' Narmour Jr. of Cruger; a stepson, Ed Joseph Jr. of Newport, Ark., and four grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Bethany Christian Adoption Services in Jackson. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

OXFORD - Freddy Lavert Brown, 80, of Memphis, formerly of Oxford, retired superintendent from Dobbs Houses Inc., Airline Catering Division, died of respiratory failure Saturday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home with burial in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. Mr. Brown, the husband of Billie Maxwell Brown for 54 years, also leaves a daughter, Fredda Brown of Tallahassee, Fla.; two sisters, Melna Ladd of Millington, Tenn., and Maxine Caudle of Columbia, S.C., and two grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

OXFORD - Dr. Marcus Eugene Morrison, 90, retired physician at Guyton's Clinic and retired professor from the University of Mississippi, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oxford First Presbyterian Church, where he was a member, with burial in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of the Friends of the Library at the University of Mississippi and an Army veteran. Dr. Morrison, the widower of Sarah Harlan Morrison, leaves a daughter, Polly Morrison Taylor of Oxford; a sister, Laura Mae Morrison of Columbus, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Oxford First Presbyterian Church. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

OXFORD - Esther Alma Oelrich, 95, assistant professor of music at the University of Mississippi for 28 years and organist at Oxford First Presbyterian Church for 46 years, died of heart failure Saturday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oxford First Presbyterian Church, where she was a member, with burial in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of the Oxford Music Club and Sigma Alpha Iota and a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma at the University of Mississippi. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Oxford First Presbyterian Church. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

PONTOTOC - Gary Austin, 54, self-employed truck driver leased to Daily Express, died of a brain tumor Sunday at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Baldwin Funeral Home in Pontotoc with burial in Oak Forrest Cemetery in Randolph. He was a member of Moss Point First Baptist Church and was a Vietnam War Navy veteran. Mr. Austin, the husband of Cecilia Austin, also leaves two sons, David Austin and John Allen Austin, and his mother, Dorothy Austin, all of Pontotoc; a sister, Donna Johnstone of Marietta, Ga., and a grandchild. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

SENATOBIA - William H. `Jack' Goin, 91, farmer, died of heart failure Sunday at Senatobia County Hospital. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Latter Day Saints Cemetery in Sarah. Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando has charge. He was a Baptist. Mr. Goin, the widower of Annie Hensley Goin, leaves four daughters, Flora Rines of Oxford, Louella Hunter of Tunica, Marie Taylor of Horn Lake and Joann Pettit of Nesbit; two sons, Raymond Goin of Coffeeville and Marvin Goin of Tunica; a sister, Mary Goin of Hernando, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

WATER VALLEY - David Ellis Young, 42, mechanic for Shuffield Small Engine for 16 years, died Wednesday in Chickasaw County of injuries in an auto accident. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Browning Funeral Home in Water Valley with burial at 3 p.m. in Chewalla Cemetery in Potts Camp. He leaves his parents, Mary Lou and Ralph W. Young, both of Water Valley. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]


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