Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Opalean Sullivan Murphy, 99, met her Savior face to face on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Born on January 11, 1921, in Smithville, MS, she was a daughter of the late Carlos Edgar and Ovie Holloway Sullivan. Opalean grew up in Monroe County, attended Pearce Chapel School, and later she graduate…

Kathleen Swanson Moore, 89, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at Pontotoc Health and Rehab. She was a member of Pontotoc Church of Christ. She and Lloyd started Moore's Feed in 1962. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, working in her flowers, doing crosswor…

Mamie Lee Murphree Saxon, 98, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ Sunday morning, September 20, 2020 at Pontotoc Extended Care. She was born on June 17, 1922 to Cleo Tab and Martha Jane Murphree in Pontotoc, MS. She married James Ottis Saxon on December 14, 1941 and raised a wonderful fami…

Dovie Pate , 73, passed away on September 22, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

SOUTHAVEN -- Emma Brooks, 78, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at home in Southaven. Services will be on private at Belle Memorial. Visitation will be on Friday, Sept 25, 2020 from 11 am to 1 p.m. at Belle Memorial of Aberdeen.

Felton James Winsett, Jr. , 78, passed away on September 22, 2020, at his home in Thrasher. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home .

TUPELO -- Johnnie W. Miller, 69, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1 PM at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Visitation will be on Saturday from 12 noon to service time at the funer…

Lee Eugene "Andy" Andrews , 89, passed away on September 20, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto in Southaven, MS. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Coleman Funeral Home of Southaven.

Joanne Coker Dugard, 83, of Madison, MS passed away on September 17, 2020 at The Terrace in Priceville, AL after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Joanne retired as a Nursing Instructor for Hinds Community College. Joanne graduated from Southern Baptist Hospital Mather School of Nursing in New…

James Earl Snyder,87, of Bruce passed from this life on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his son Jeff's home in Saltillo. Born on January 29, 1933 in the Ellard Community, James was a son to the late Quinton Sellars Snyder and Dora Morris Snyder. James, an avid basketball fan, was a star forwar…

Ernestine Hendrix , 92, passed away on September 22, 2020, at Traceway Manor in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home .

Sylvia Brown Beasley, 84, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the Monroe Regional Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born December 31, 1935 in Aberdeen to Dr. James A. Brown and Arlene Nelson Brown. She was a Legal Secretary and a Law Clerk in the Federal Court Systems for thirty years. Ms. Beasl…

Stephanie Lynn Phillips Weatherly, age 47, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahasee, FL. She was born March 11, 1973 to Harold and Virginia Walls Phillips. Stephanie was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She graduated from Pontotoc High S…

Ethel Holland Morrison, 94, died Wednesday, September 22, 2020. She was born on Sep 1, 1926 to Carrie and Vernie Holland of Lilbourn, MO, and lived in Pontotoc, MS all her adult life until she became ill recently. Visitation will be Friday, September 25, 10:00AM - 11:00AM with services at 11…

Quintin Earl Polk, Jr , 42, passed away on September 21, 2020, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home .

Mary Ann Smith, 88, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Pontotoc Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born July 20, 1932 in Marianna, Arkansas, to Herman S. and Bonnie Marie Thornley Corkran. Mary Ann was a longtime resident of Saltillo and was married to the late Harold C…

Lilah Joyce Hopper Doleac, age 90, of Gulfport passed away peacefully on September 19, 2020. Mrs. Doleac was born in Hattiesburg on June 9, 1930 to Beulah and Robert S. Hopper. Joyce was a Christian who loved the Lord and the Church. Earlier in life, she was an active member of Trinity Metho…

Thomas R. Cooper, 77, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at New Albany Health and Rehab. A drive-through visitation will be held at New Albany First United Methodist Church on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 11:30a.m. until 2:00p.m. A private family service will be held at 2:00p.m.…

WEST POINT, MS -- Danny W. Banks, 67, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Home Away From Home Care Home in Crawford, MS. Services will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 10:30 AM- 11:00 AM at…

Petoria N. O'Neal , 32, passed away on September 22, 2020, Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

LAMAR, MS -- Willie Earl Bean Sr, 67, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Methodist Healthcare in Olive Branch. Services will be on Saturday September 26, 2020 Private Graveside at Foundation of Life Church Cemetery 905 Jeffries City Road Lamar, MS . Visitation will be on Friday Septe…

Linda Miller, age 62, passed away September 20, 2020. She graduated from Hatley School and worked at Greenwood Springs Garment Factory for 10 years, the 45 Club and Gatman Garment Factory. She was also a member of Harvest Fellowship Church. She loved to clean anything, loved to doodle and lo…

UNION COUNTY -- Erica Laine Chism, 22, passed away Monday, September 07, 2020, at !!!!!!!! in Marshall County. Services will be on A Graveside Service will be at 2 PM Saturday, September 26 at Locust Grove Cemetery. at A procession to Locust Grove Cemetery will leave at 1:30 PM from New Alba…

NEW ALBANY - Ruchie Foster Teague, 81, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at her home in Temple, Texas. A native of Union County, Mississippi, she was the seventh and youngest child of Zach and Zula Foster, born on August 20, 1939. She was a graduate of Center High School in Union …

Marshall E. Leonard, Jr., age 66, was taken to his eternal heavenly home on Sunday, September 13, 3030. A memorial was held September 17, 2020 commemorating the Savior's blessings for Marshall at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Tupelo Internment will be at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso this Fall. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

James Ray Thornton, 92, a great ole soul whose earthly pilgrimage included a love of family, football, community and his God, entered the Church Triumphant on Sunday morning, Sept. 20, 2020 from his residence in Tupelo after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Ray loved life and ran his co…

After an earthly pilgrimage of 100 years and 2 months to the date, Glema Dell Nichols Erwin, better known to most as "Mama Getter Dell," realized the promises of her faith and met her Creator on Saturday morning, Sept. 19, 2020. She was able to stay on the land she was born on until moving t…

PONTOTOC -- Thurman Leroy McCain, 84, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, at his home in Pontotoc. Services will be on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 2PM at Lighthouse Church, Royal Oak Drive, Pontotoc, MS. Visitation will be on Monday, September 21, 5-8PM and Tuesday, September 22, 12PM…

Marshall Fonda , 57, passed away on September 10, 2020, at his residence in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Community Funeral Directors and Cremations of Coldwater.

Flake Farmer, 76, passed away at his home on September 17, 2020. Flake was born October 2, 1943, in Yalobusha County, MS to Reed Vaughn Farmer, Sr. and Grace Adams Farmer. Flake was instrumental in forming the Snow Lake Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Fire Chief for 42 years. He…

Nellie Minor Adams was born July 29, 1926, in Okolona, Mississippi to the late Henry Minor and Hazel Minor. Nellie received Christ at an early age and became a member of Mt. Pisgah Methodist United Methodist Church (formerly Mt. Pisgah Colored Methodist Church). Mrs. Adams lived her church a…

Mrs. Beth Nell Jernigan Porter, 90, entered her Heavenly Home on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Shearer Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona, Mississippi. She was born in Houlka, Mississippi on February 3, 1930 to Thomas Collins Jernigan and Mary Heard Smith Jernigan. From 16 months old, she wa…

Charles Ricky Smith, 61, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 7, 1959, to Edward and Edna Smith. He was a contractor before his retirement. He enjoyed 4-wheeling, NASCAR, collecting die cast cars and Beatles Memorabilia, fis…

Daniel Thedford "Danny" Walls, 79, passed away September 20, 2020 at Pontotoc North Mississippi Nursing Home. He was a 1958 graduate of Algoma High School, Keegen Radio School in Memphis, and Barber College. He worked at WSEL Radio for 28 years, 4 years at Northwest Junior College announcing…

Mr. Willie Bean , 67, passed away on September 20, 2020, at Methodist Health Care in Olive Branch. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs .

WILLIE BARRENTINE , 70, passed away on September 19, 2020, Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home .

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS -- Beth Breithaupt, 60, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, at her home in Holly Springs. Services will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM at graveside in Hill Crest Cemetery with the Holly Springs Funeral Home in charge.

Bobie Jean Boles was born July 8, 1953 to the late Mr. James and Martha Boles at the Lafayette County Hospital. She departed this life on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Bobie professed a hope in Christ at an early age and became a member of the …

STARKVILLE -- Sara Allen Crow, 87, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be on a later date at Privately with ASSOCIATED FAMILY FUNERAL HOME of Tupelo Ms. in charge of arrangements.

Rachel Lynn Hall, 62, died Monday, September 21, 2020, after a long bout with cancer. She was born April 19, 1958, to Ruble Forrest "R.F." and Esther Lee Tucker Sheffield. She was a member of East Fulton Baptist Church. She worked at Action Lane Furniture for 31 years. She enjoyed gardening,…

CORINTH, MS -- Troy Lee Russell, 88, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Mississippi Care Center in Corinth, MS. Services will be on September 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Gentry's Chapel Cemetery, Middleton, TN. Visitation will be on 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at McBride Funeral Home.

Sherry Marie Powell, 65, passed away September 14, 2020 peacefully at her home. Sherry was a loving wife to her husband, a loving mother to her two children, and a loving grandmother to her three grandchildren. Sherry worked a CNA specializing in hospice care for NMMC-Pontotoc Home Health fo…

Sandford Moore , 47, passed away on September 16, 2020, at as the result of a vehicle accident in Memphis, TN. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Community Funeral Directors and Cremations.

Ronald Wayne Potts, 71, went to his Heavenly home on September 21, 2020. He was born on May 25, 1949, to Kyle and Carrie Starnes Potts. He worked at Master-Bilt as a tool and die, and as a master machinist. Mr. Potts was a member of Martin Baptist Church. He was much loved by his family and …

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Thurman Leroy McCain , 84, passed away on September 20, 2020, at home in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home .

Opalean Murphy , 99, passed away on September 20, 2020, at her residence in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E E Pickle Funeral Home .

BOONEVILLE -- David Rinehart, 68, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020, at his home in Booneville. Services will be on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4 pm at Piney Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 5-8 pm at the church. Burial will follow at Sard…

Mamie Lee Saxon , 98, passed away on September 20, 2020, at Pontotoc Extended Care in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by BaLdwin Memorial Funeral Home .