AUTHOR: JUDYC

Billye Caldwell

SARDIS Billye Rayburn Caldwell, 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at her home in Sardis. She was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Panola County to Willie Reed and Oma Rickard Rayburn. She was a retired school teacher who taught business at Pope School, Crystal Springs School and Wesson School for a total of 32 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal Springs, a Sunday School teacher and a Brownie Scout leader.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. James West officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, former state senator Jimmy L. Caldwell of Sardis; one daughter, Candy Caldwell Carver of Batesville; one son, James Lawrence "Jamie" Caldwell Jr. of Oakland; one brother, David Reed Rayburn of Southaven; three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lillie Reed

EUPORA Lillie Reed, 85, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at the Eupora Health Care Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1911, in Choctaw County. She was a homemaker and a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Choctaw County.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Rev. J.D. Strickland Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Double Springs Methodist Cemetery in Oktibbeha County. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sisters, Dessie Reed of Greenville, Gladys Cummins of Mathiston and Mavis McMinn of Memphis.

Clarence Spight

RIPLEY Clarence Spight, 79, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at the Tippah County Hospital. He was a retired factory worker, and he attended St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Foster and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Ripley Cemetery.

Survivors include several cousins.

J.F. King

SAVANNAH, Tenn. J.F. King, 87, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at Harbert Hills Academy in Savannah, Tenn. He was a native of Lousiana and a former resident of Waterloo, Ala. He was an oil construction worker.

Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Oak Grove Cemetery in Waterloo, Ala., with the Rev. Eldred Sharp officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his caregivers, Aundria Osborne, and Leon and Billie Sharp, all of Waterloo, Ala.

Ozell Senter

FULTON Ozell Senter, 85, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. She was born Sept. 27, 1911, to Thomas Jefferson Senter and Martha Jane Jamerson Senter. She was a housekeeper and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Nevil Long and her husband, Hollis, of Golden, Estelle Digby of Columbus, and Mamie Williamson and her husband, Roy, of Golden; three brothers, Thomas Senter, Elmo Senter and his wife, Barbara, and Lyle Senter and his wife, Joyce, all of Fulton; two sisters-in-law, Ruvene Senter and Oleta Senter, both of Fulton; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Wilemon, Terry Wilemon, Freeman Wilemon, Eric Senter and Scotty Senter.

Visitation will be from 6:30 a.m. to service time today.

Charles Herring II

GUNTOWN Charles Mitchell Herring II, infant, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center's Women's Hospital.

Private services will be held by the family at a later date. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Beth Herring Maxcy of Guntown; one sister, Jessami Maxcy of Guntown; his grandparents, Larry and Allene Graham of Wheeler.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Charles M. Herring.

Calvin Williams

PONTOTOC Calvin Williams died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, in Detroit, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Steve J. Rakestraw

RIPLEY Steve J. Rakestraw, 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at the Tippah County Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Forestry Service after 32 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ripley. He was the son of the late Syrus and Necie Hardy Rakestraw.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Rambo officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Hermie Rakestraw of Ripley; one son, Hughey Rakestraw of Ripley; two sisters, Ervie Dee Reed of New Albany and Essie Vee Dunnam of Ripley; three grandchildren, Stacy Parks of Ripley, Marty Rakestraw of Dumas and Cindy Rakestraw of St. Cloud, Fla.; three grandchildren, Matt Rakestraw, Chandler Parks and Cade Parks.

Sherline Garth

ABERDEEN Sherline Garth, 36, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997. She was born May 26, 1961, in Aberdeen to Aldra and Durline Buckingham Garth. She was disabled. She was a member of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church and a former employee of Hill Crest Manor of Aberdeen.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church with the Rev. Willie Mosley officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two brothers, Adrian Garth Sr. and his wife, Jennie, of Aberdeen, and Alfonso Garth of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Rochell Tolbert of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one niece, Amber Garth of Aberdeen; two nephews, Andreas Garth and Adrian Garth Jr., both of Aberdeen.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

T.C. Wren

NETTLETON T.C. Wren, 55, died Monday, Aug. 4, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary.

Herbert L. Bailey

NEW ALBANY Herbert L. Bailey, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Blind Mike Orman

James Michael "Blind Mike" Orman, 44, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a native of La Jolla, Calif., and a resident of the Chesterville community for the last eight years. He was an employee of Signature Works in Tupelo for the last 16 years. He was the current president of the Northeast Mississippi National Association for the Blind. He was a member of the United States Racing Club, the American Motor Cross Association, the North Mississippi Motor Cross Association, the Columbus Riders Association, the California Moto-Sports Club and the San Diego Sports Committee.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Dennis Wagner and the Rev. Mike Ellis officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Franklin Memory Gardens in Russellville, Ala.

Survivors include one daughter, Jessica Celeste Orman of Tupelo; two sons, John Orman of Saltillo and Joshua James Orman of Tupelo; his mother, Barbara Orman Barachkov, and his stepfather, Daniel Barachkov, of Russellville, Ala.; two sisters, Susan Marie Lott of Winfield, Ala., and Sally Barachkov Chenevert of Baton Rouge, La.; his grandmother, Sue Carter Orman of Collinsville, Ala.; one aunt, Sally Sibley; two uncles, J.E. Orman III and Dan Sibley; seven cousins, two nephews, one niece, one great-niece.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Lott Sr., David Mixon, Ronnie Lott Jr., Kenny Eskew, Chuck Chenevert and Parrish Sibley.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, Miss. 39213 or the American Diabetes Association, 16 North Town Drive, Suite 100, Jackson, Miss. 39211.

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James Michael "Blind Mike" Orman

Chesterville

10:30 a.m. Friday

Jefferson Street Chapel

Graveside services

2:30 p.m. Friday

Franklin Memory Gardens

Russellville, Ala.

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Son Roebuck

VERONA Walter Elmer "Son" Roebuck, 78, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at his home in the Palmetto community after a long illness. He was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Monroe County to Walter Sykes Roebuck and Allie Mae Pruitt Roebuck. He lived in the Palmetto community most of his adult life. He was a retired employee of Dean Truck Lines in Tupelo. He was a farmer and raised cattle, horses, catfish, quail and beagles. He was a former dairy farmer. He was an Army veteran of World War II, earning the Purple Heart. He was a member of Doty Chapel Baptist Church in Shannon. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed nature and horse/pony pullings.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. William E. "Bill" Mason officiating. The eulogy will be given by his son-in-law, Eddie Baker. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Josephine Ivy Roebuck of Palmetto; one daughter, Judy Baker, and her husband, Eddie, of Palmetto; two granddaughters, Casey Cook and her husband, David, and Kerry Collins and her husband, Scotty, all of Palmetto; two great-grandchildren, Catharine and Seth Cook of Palmetto; one sister, Ellie Mae Poe and her husband, Buddy, of Pontocola; two brothers, W.M. "Bill" Roebuck and his wife, Annie Lou, of Furrs and Charles Roebuck and his wife, Julia, of Verona.

He was preceded in death by his siblings: Ethel Roebuck, Christine Monts, Kathleen Studdard, Lucille Kirkpatrick, Roy Roebuck, James Roebuck and Claude Roebuck.

Pallbearers will be John Wayne Burt, Randy Baker, Danny Roebuck, Marvin McElwain, Fred "Bubba" Leslie and Roy Montgomery.

His nephews will be honorary pallbearers.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, Tenn. 38103.

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Mr. W.E. "Son" Roebuck

1918 + 1997

Palmetto community

2 p.m. today

Lee Memorial Chapel

Lee Memorial Park

Flora Grisham

PONTOTOC Flora E. Grisham, 90, died Tuesday, August 5, 1997, at Pontotoc Hospital. She was a homemaker, and a member of Pontotoc Senior Citizens group and West Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Grisham.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Dan Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Thaxton Cemetery.

Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Iccy Short of Thaxton; one brother, Wheeler Smith of Munford, Tenn.; several other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Wise, A.J. Vance, Ike Wilson, Johnny Fears, Danny Smith and Dexter Garrett.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service today.

Marie Watts

SHANNON Marie Watts, 70, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of West Ingomar Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Wayne Thorn and Bro. Frank Smith officiating. Burial will be in Jernigan Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Afton Watts of Shannon; one sister, Myrtis Gann of Mesa, Ariz.; four brothers, Charlie Stokes of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Jack Stokes of Sardis, and Melvin Stokes and Stanley Stokes, both of Pontotoc; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until time of service today.

Clara Cantrell

VERNON, Ala. Clara Mae Hamlett Cantrell, 84, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, in Vernon, Ala. She was born May 3, 1913, in Missouri to James and Elsie Mae Hamlett. She was a farmer and a member of the Poole Chapel Church of God.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church with Bro. Robert Faulk officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Middleton Cantrell of Vernon, Ala.; one son, James Earl Sullivan of Louisville; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete, Halley and Robert Hamlett.

Edna Wroten

BOONEVILLE Edna Lois Wroten, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.

Hazel McNutt

MANTACHIE Hazel Simpson McNutt, 84, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at her home after an extended illness. She was a member of the Mantachie United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Hubert Simpson and Lillie Turner Simpson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with the Rev. Lonnie Goodwin and the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Mantachie Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda McNutt Duckworth and her husband, Joe, of Booneville, and Kay McNutt of the home; one sister, Lauris Simpson Earnest of Mantachie; one granddaughter, Deanna Duckworth of Starkville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, A.W. "Dick" McNutt, on April 9, 1997.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Luther, Lindon Lollar, J.T. Farris, Jerry Wilburn, Robert Pearce and Tremon Watson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kermit McFerrin, Lois McMillen, John Marvin Pearce, Wister Carouthers, Malone Newell and Milton Nabors.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mantachie United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Roy Johnson

BALDWYN Roy M. Johnson, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was the owner and operator of H & J Grain in Baldwyn and a member of Booneville Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J.A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lanova Johnson; one daughter, Lana DeVaughn of Booneville; one son, Jerry Johnson of North Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers, Ray Johnson of New Site and J.V. Johnson of Memphis; two grandchildren, Holly Johnson of North Little Rock, Ark., and Drew DeVaughn of Booneville.

Jack Irvin

SMITHVILLE G.O. "Jack" Irvin, 92, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born Sept. 14, 1904, in Gattman to W.Z. "Bill" Irvin and Emily Akins Irvin. He was a longtime resident of Monroe County, having lived in Smithville for more than 60 years. He was employed by the Standard Oil Company. He retired in 1970 as a locomotive engineer for the Frisco Railroad. He attended Splunge Schools. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Smithville United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Smithville with Bro. Sammy Washburn and Bro. W. T. Dexter officiating. Burial will be in the Pearce Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Clifford Price Irvin of Smithville; one daughter, Jacqueline Hathcock and her husband, Edwin, of Smithville; one sister, Burnie Faulkner of Amory; three grandchildren, Stephanie Allison and her husband, Dr. Frank Allison, of Ocean Springs, Stephen Hathcock of Kansas City, Mo., and Stacey Hathcock of Smithville; and one great-grandchild, Anna Claire Allison.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Hathcock, Stacey Hathcock, Frank Allison, Phil Goodwin, J.B. Riggan, Jr., Bunk McKenzie and Jackie Palmer.

Memorials may be made to the Smithville United Methodist Church, Smithville, Miss. 38870.

Alfred Hinson

NETTLETON Alfred Benjamin Hinson, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 20, 1904, in Nettleton to James Clark and Margaret Ella Coggin Hinson. He was a barber in Nettleton for 65 years. He was a retired farmer, a 3rd degree Mason in Nettleton Lodge No. 451 and a member of the Nettleton United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Aubrey Boren and the Rev. Glenn Wiygul officiating. Burial will be in the Nettleton Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Patsy H. Murphree of Oakton, Va.; his son, William Clark Hinson of Nettleton; two sisters, Ella Mae Scribner and Dona Bell Burt, both of Nettleton; four grandchildren, Lincoln Hinson of Cordova, Tenn., Lisa Walton of Austin, Texas, Julie Murphree of Centreville, Va., and Ted Murphree of Oakton, Va.

Masons will be pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nettleton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1114, Nettleton, Miss. 38858.

Kate Clemons

FULTON Kate Clemons died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of Verona.

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