Katherine Bennett

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Katherine Ward Bennett, 69, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009.

A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Father Al Jowdy officiating. Burial will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. Wages amp& Sons Gwinnett Chapel in Lawrenceville, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Preston Bennett; sons, Kerry Wolfe and wife, Nan, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Michael Wolfe and wife, Kathryn, of Daphne, Ala.; sister, Brenda Betar of Alexandria, La.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Whittle and Julia Stanford.

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

Cubelle Gilbert

HOUSTON - Cubelle Williams Gilbert, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Union County to Thomas Aclaudius Williams and Nona Gafford Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of Parkway Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Dr. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow at Houston Cemetery in Houston.

Survivors include her sons, Bobby (Ilene) Gilbert of Houston and Jerry (Linda) Gilbert of Pasadena, Texas; her sister, Anita Simmons of West Helena, Ark.; her three grandchildren, Rhonda (Keith) Allen of Clinton, Angela Mounts of Pasadena, Texas, and Dana (Glen) Updegrove of San Antonio, Texas; her great-grandchildren, Rob Allen, Stephanie Mounts, Alton Wayne Mounts, Lauren Updegrove and Rachael Updegrove; her great-great-grandchildren, Madison Allen, Brayden Allen and Tanner Allen.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Hodges, Barney Hodges, Rob Allen, Keith Allen, Bobby Albert Chrestman and Richard Chrestman.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 574, Houston, MS 38851.

Friends and family may sign the online register at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Roy White

SALTILLO - Roy Franklin White, 77, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at his home in Saltillo. He was born Dec. 15, 1931, in the Pine Bluff community of Clay County to Oma Forrester White and Robert Franklin White. He was a former resident of Columbus and lived in Saltillo for the past nine years. He graduated from Pheba High School and Mississippi State University with a B.A. degree in business. He worked with Bryan Foods as a salesman and delivery man. Then he worked with Commercial Credit Corporation in Greenville and Columbus, and was later the district office manager in the Starkville office. Following that, he worked through the various transitions of Merchants and Farmers Bank of Columbus, then as UniSouth, and Trustmark Bank, retiring in 1994 as vice president with over 25 years service.

He was a member of West Main Church of Christ and served as a deacon in the Columbus Church of Christ for a number of years. He was a former president of the Columbus Luncheon Civitan Club and a member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He married Frances Irene Johnson on March 25, 1951, in Caledonia.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery at West Point.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Frances J. White of Saltillo; one daughter, Carol Cross (Mike) of Bowling Green, Ky.; two sons, Ronald White (Becky) of Maben and Richard White (Heather) of Statesville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Brady White, Trent White, Rachel Cross, John Cross and Rob Cross; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Lorene Brooks of Columbus; and a brother, Vernon White (Elaine) of Maben.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Robert White; and a infant sister.

Pallbearers will be John Cross, Rob Cross, Brady White, Trent White, James Brooks, Doug Wallace and Roger Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the church family at West Main Church of Christ, former co-workers at Trustmark Bank, and his neighbors in Westwood Circle.

Memorials may be made to West Main Church of Christ Christian Student Fund, 2460 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Etoyle Nabors

HOUSTON - Rena Etoyle Nabors, 75, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born Dec. 14, 1933, in Chickasaw County to William Edgar Nabors and Minnie McQuary Nabors. She was a retired employee of Brooks Laundry Mat and a member of Saxon Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Saxon Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Houston with the Rev. Johnny Cherry and the Rev. David Ching officiating. Burial will follow at Houston Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her sister, Hazel Warnick of Houston; her brother, Robert Nabors of Fort Worth, Texas; and a great number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Curtis Lee Nabors and Hubert Nabors, and her sister, Louise Dobbs, Ellen Hare and Nola Thomas.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Cook, Tracey Whitt, Steven Hare and Billy Farr.

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

Friends and family may sign the online register at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.

John Miller

HOLLY SPRINGS - John Hugh Miller, 85, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1923, in Holly Springs. He was a member of Evangel Baptist Church in Memphis.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his family, Conway Moore of Waterford and Scott Robinson of Holly Springs; his caregivers, Tammy and Bobby Farrow of Senatobia.

Elizabeth Jones-Briggs

MOSCOW, Tenn. - Elizabeth Irene Jones-Briggs, 73, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, on Hwy. 72 at Clear Creek Road at Lamar. She was formerly of Michigan City.

Services will be at noon Sunday at Sims Chapel M.B. Church in Michigan City. Burial will be in the Webb Family Cemetery in Michigan City. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Sunday.

Cindy Barkley

RIPLEY - Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Narron Barkley, 48, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at her home in Ripley.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. today at the funeral home.

To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Annie Mae Lee

ABERDEEN - Annie Mae Lee, 64, died Nov. 28, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be at noon today at Baptist Grove M.B. Church in Prairie. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. to service today.

Karl Hurt

RIPLEY - Karl Hurt died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Odessa Carr

TUPELO - Odessa Carr died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at her home after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary in Tupelo.

Anthony Wilson

OXFORD - Anthony McClure Wilson, 57, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Tribute Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Peggy Dahlem

HAMILTON - Peggy Marshall Dahlem, 58, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at her residence in Hamilton. She was born Jan. 14, 1951. She was a lifelong resident of Hamilton and a graduate of Hamilton High School. She retired as retail store manager of Fred's Dollar Stores.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Billy Stevens and Bro. Danny Burks officiating. Burial will be in McDuffa Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen will be in charge of the services.

Survivors include two daughters, Sonya Flynt and husband, Brian, of Hamilton and Cindy Carpenter and Jesse Reeves of the Bartahatchie community; one son, Philip Robertson and wife, Casey, of Jackson; her parents, Edward Marshall and Avie Nell Whitaker Marshall of Aberdeen; two brothers, Melvin Marshall and wife, Paula, of Jackson, Tenn., and Eddie Marshall and wife, Denise, of Senatobia; one niece, Amy Marshall; one nephew, Chris Marshall; six grandchildren, Zach Flynt, Brison Flynt, Dustyn Carpenter, Thomas Carpenter, Carson Reeves and Kylie Grace Robertson.

Pallbearers will be Brian Flynt, Zach Flynt, Jesse Reeves, Dustyn Carpenter, Gene Allen Whitaker and Lonnie Whitaker. Honorary pallbearers Brison Flynt and Thomas Carpenter.

Visitation will be from 2:30 until service time Sunday at the Hamilton Church of God of Prophecy.

Memorials may be made at Cadence Bank in Hamilton.

To sign the register and send condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Margaret Kelley

PLANTERSVILLE - Margaret Lee "Maben" King Kelley died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 24, 1918, in Lee County to Neal and Lizzie Bradley King. She was a member of Red Oak Grove M.B. She was a domestic worker and worked at Lawhon School and Itawamba Community College.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Red Oak Grove M.B. Church. Pastor Charles Cox will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, James O'Neal Rogers, Richard (Lois) Rogers,William (Sharon) Kelley and Jeffie Kelley Jr.; 10 daughters, Lola W. (Eddie) Shumpert, Denise (Tyrone) Peggen, Hattie L. Payne, Eva J. Metcalf, Maxine (Billy) Rosebud, Nadine (Starling) Hodges, Grace D. Rogers, Venita Kelley, Jessie Mae Traylor and Virga Carter; a special granddaughter she reared, Alfanette Vaughn; an adopted daughter, Wanda K. Gray; 49 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Lucious Rogers and Jeffie Lee Kelley; a daughter, Bobbie Sue Kelley; a brother, Olin King; two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time. To sign the guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Ruby Dunaway

SALTILLO - Ruby Dunaway, 73, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of the Mayfield House of God Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed puzzles and spending time with her family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Merle Floyd officiating. Burial will be in McNeil Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Pete Dunaway of Saltillo; one daughter, Rose Hester (Ryan) of Saltillo; one son, Ray Dunaway (Maria) of Wheeler; two sisters, Betty Floyd and Jewel Parker (Jr.), both of Mooreville; five grandchildren, Justin Dunaway, Johnathon Dunaway, Mason Dunaway, Blake Hester and Leland Hester.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Lee and Annie Lou Stacks; two brothers, L.C. Stacks and Will T. Stacks; and her granddaughter, Alivia Hester.

Pallbearers will be Mark George, Justin Dunaway, Ray Dunaway, Brandon Floyd and Michael Hester.

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

Carol Joyner

AMORY - Carol Walker Joyner, 56, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born Jan. 24, 1953, in Oxford to William "Sonny" and Carrie Lewis Walker. She lived in Water Valley until 1974 and had lived in Amory for 35 years. In 1972 she married Mike Joyner. She and her husband co-owned and operated Larson's Big Star in Amory for over 30 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Amory. A devoted wife and mother, she will be greatly missed. Her legacy will be the comfort of many friends she has enjoyed over the past several years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Dr. Lloyd Sweatt and Bro. Buzz Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in the Walker Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Joyner of Amory; two sons, Chad Joyner and Blake Joyner, both of Amory; and two brothers, Jimmy Walker of Starkville and Lynn Walker of Water Valley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Billy Walker.

Pallbearers will be Dan Dabbs, Ronnie Herndon, Don Larson, Rodney Pennington, Dan Sanders, Kerry Saylors, Mike Tubb and Benny Wright.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.

Michael Todd Smith

AMORY - Michael Todd Smith, 46, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory after a sudden illness. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was born June 4, 1963. He was a 1981 graduate of Amory High School. He married Jenny White in 1989. He was parts manager for NAPA Automotive in Amory. He was a member of the J.A. Mayfield Lodge 165 in Amory and St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Amory. He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. An excellent cook, he was a friend to all who knew him and he will be remembered as a great family man and wonderful husband.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Amory with Bro. Tim Sisk and Bro. Gus Shelly officiating. Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny Smith of Amory; his parents, Donnell and Annette Smith of Amory; two daughters, Ashley Keyes and Harley Smith, both of Amory; two brothers, Gary Smith and Sammy Smith, both of Amory; and two sisters, Suzanne Cook of Starkville and Donna Cogsdell of Brewer.

Pallbearers will be Al Stephens, Brad Taylor, Chad Ray, Clint Campbell, Marty Huffman, Phil Walden and Rick Keyes. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of NAPA.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Harley Smith Scholarship Fund, c/o Renasant Bank, Amory, MS 38821.

Edward Wall

WOODLAND - Edward Lee Wall, 92, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at his residence in Woodland. He was born Oct. 24, 1917, in Newton County to William Edward Wall and Maggie Faucett Wall. He was a longtime resident of Winona, where he was an employee of Delta Electric Power Association and a small business owner. He and his wife have lived on the family farm in rural Chickasaw County for the past 35 years. A veteran of World War II, he was a Navy Seabee and served in North Africa. He was a member of Moore Memorial Methodist Church in Winona.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Woodland with the Rev. Patrick Collins and Bro. Jeff Gilder officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Streeter Wall; three children, Charles E. Wall Sr. (Mary) of Brandon, June Wall Daves (Charles) of Woodland and Frank Lee Wall (Diane) of Columbus; his sister, JoAnn Parker (Winfred) of Midland, Texas; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Margaret W. Fant and Frances W. Holleman; his brothers, Bill, Bob and Jim Wall, and his great-grandson, Charles E. Wall III.

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

Mary Shelby

VARDAMAN - Mary Aline Shelby, 66, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born April 19, 1943, in Yalobusha County. She was a CNA at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home and a member of New Providence Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Vardaman. The Rev. Glen Shelby will officiate. Burial will be in New Providence Cemetery in Derma.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Shelby of Derma; one son, Mike Shelby (Faye) of Senatobia; two daughters, Debbie Dees (Mike) of Jackson and Laurie Elkins (Don) of Forrest; one grandchild, Kimberly Card (Dusty) of Vardaman; two great-grandchildren, Keylee Card and Kylee Card.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Moore and Margie Melton Moore; one daughter, Teresa Van Nuys; and a great-granddaughter, Kenzlee Card.

Pallbearers will be Little Ricky Card, Ricky Card, Phillip Lucius, Chad Lucius, Billy James and Troy James.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 today at the funeral home in Vardaman.

Gene Alexander

SALTILLO - Gene Alexander, 72, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 18, 1937, to Thomas Bonner and Viola Turner Alexander. He was a lifelong resident of Saltillo. For 50 years, he worked as a route salesman for Sunshine Groceries and JJ Rogers and Sons Wholesale Groceries. He was co-owner of Gamp&M Rentals Inc. He was an active member of Bethany Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and sang in the choir. He was devoted to his work and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Frank Breaux and Dr. Rex Yancey officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Frances Alexander of Saltillo; two daughters, Susan Mathis (Gary) and Michele Denham (Doug), both of Saltillo; two sons, Michael Alexander and his fiancampée, Sheila, of Guntown and Murray Alexander of Saltillo; two stepchildren, Ray Newcomb and Donna Phillips, both of Saltillo; three grandchildren, John Alexander of Oxford, Karen Mathis and Renee Denham, both of Saltillo; two stepgrandchildren, Dawn and Kent Phillips; one sister, Martha Kingsley of Hawkins, Texas; brother-in-law, Quay Stults (Peggy) of Saltillo; two special friends, Maurice Jones and Michelle Burton, both of Saltillo.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Sue Alexander, on Nov. 7, 2006; his parents; and a nephew, Mark Kingsley.

Pallbearers will be Howard Holmes, James Cooper, Dinky Crowder, Maurice Jones, Ron Helms, Travis Abney, Jeff Johnson and Keith Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class at Bethany Baptist Church and Neil May.

Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Saltillo Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Betty Scott

MANTACHIE - Betty Scott, 70, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at her residence after an extended illness. A native of Illinois, she was born Aug. 10, 1939, to John and Ethel Hall Powell. She moved to the Tupelo area when she married her husband, Wayne Scott. She had lived in Mantachie the past 10 years. She worked for Dudie's Diner a number of years and later at Blue Bell Manufacturing. She also managed a laundry mat at Verona for 10 years. She enjoyed playing bingo and word puzzles. Along with her husband, she was active in the American Legion of Aberdeen.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Danny Horton officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Wayne Scott of Mantachie; her daughter, Misty Veal (Joey) of Mantachie; four sons, Greg Scott (Bonnie) of Mooreville, Larry Scott (Teresa) of Mooreville, Rodney Scott (Kathy) of Saltillo and Tim Scott (Misty) of Mooreville; 14 grandchildren, Brad Scott, Andrea Elder, Ashley Scott, Anthony Morris, Laken Scott, Paige Scott, Jessica Scott, Sean Scott, Gabrielle Scott, Christopher Scott, Joshua Veal, Michael Veal, and Elizabeth and Dayton Eubanks; three great-grandchildren, Colby Elder, Breana Elder and Hannah Glover; one brother, Eugene Bright of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Mark Scott; and one sister and two brothers.

Pallbearers will be Randy Cates, T.C. Hubbard, Michael Harris, Jerry Harris, Scotty Harris and Michael Dodd.

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

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Carolyn Shook

TUSCALOOSA - Carolyn Shook, 66, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Ralph Beasley

PONTOTOC - Ralph C. Beasley, 83, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Pontotoc Extended Care (North Mississippi Medical Center). Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home.

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