Maggie Lou Rutledge
ETTA - Maggie Lou Childers Rutledge, 88, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the Samaritan Gardens Personal Care Home in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 28, 1915, in Tippah County to the late Allen Homer Childers and Mary Jane Wicker Childers. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of the West Ingomar Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. She was married to the late Plez Garfield Rutledge.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Bobby Upchurch and the Rev. Johnny Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Killough and her husband, Hayes, of Blue Springs, and Mable Jurjevich and her husband, Terry, of Atlanta, Ga.; three sons, Roy Rutledge and his wife, Terah, of Winona, Texas, Jerry Rutledge and his wife, Ann, of Tupelo, and Robert Rutledge and his wife, Phillis, of Olive Branch; one brother, Edd Childers of Temple, Texas; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, two sisters and two daughters-in-law.
Pallbearers will be her sons-in-law and grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BALDWYN - Milton Devon Griffin, 59, formerly of California, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
JONESBORO, Ark. - Vaston Harvey Garrison, 82, of Brookland, Ark., died Tuesday, July 22, 2003. He was born Nov. 24, 1920, in Alabama. He retired from A.D.T. and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Nettleton Baptist Church. He also served as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church in Zion, Ill., and Bethel Station Baptist Church n Paragould, Ark.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro, Ark., with Dale Pulley officiating. Burial will be in the Sweet Moments Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Bytha M. Presley Garrison of Brookland; two daughters, Peggy Templeton of Savannah, Tenn., and Shirley Timmons of Brookland, Ark.; five grandchildren, Lisa Templeton, Wayne Timmons, Spec. David S. Templeton, Shane Timmons and Cindy Timmons Owen; eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Dora Bell Barrett Garrison; one son, Marion Harvey Garrison; two brothers; and four sisters.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL, 60611 or St. Bernard's Hospice.
Shawn Russell Jr.
HOUSTON - James Shawn Russell Jr., two months, died Monday July 21, 2003, at his home in Houston.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Houston Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston.
Survivors include his mother, Teresa Mamie Genthner of Houston; his father, James Shawn Russell Sr. of Houston; his maternal grandparents, Teresa Moss of Houston and Charles Genthner of Beeville, Texas; his paternal grandparents, Debra Dawn Vandenheuvel of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Steven Russell of Houlka; his maternal great-grandparents, Mike and Johnnie Mabie of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; his paternal great-grandparents, Pauline Russell of Houlka and Robert and Wilma Hall of Richmond, Ind.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
AMORY - Geraldine Jesca Sargent Stanford, 96, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E. E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
FULTON - Marie Glogousky, 82, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the Beverly Health Care Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.
Michael Perry Jr.
WEST POINT - Michael Perry Jr., 70, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at the West Point Community Living Center. He was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Clay County to Michael Perry Sr. and Lular Ivy Perry. He was a teacher, a coach and a member of Post 212. He was a member of Mt. Hermon M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church with the Rev. Jesse Slater officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Carter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Bettye R. Perry; two sons, Romel Perry and Robin Perry; three sisters, Lucille Walker, Meredith Blanks and Alvernia Holliman; two grandchildren, Destiny Perry and Brandon Perry.
WICHITA, Kan. - Bruce Giddens, 46, formerly of Huntingdon, Tenn., died Saturday, July 196, 2003. He was born Feb. 6, 1946, in Jackson, Tenn., to the late Dr. Herbert Gray Giddens and Wilmoth Wynns Giddens. He was an Industrial Engineer Manager for the Raytheon Aircraft Company and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, Ark.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jerry Jeffords, Dr. William Bailey and Dr. Paul Mullikin officiating. Burial will be in the Carroll Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Chase Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Giddens; one daughter, Emily Giddens of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Gay Gooch and her husband, Richard, of Huntingdon, Tenn., and Dana Moffitt and her husband, Randy, of Booneville.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until time for departure to the church on Thursday.
Robert Eugene "Gene" Freeman, 70, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. A native of Tupelo, he had lived here all of his life. He was a retired employee of Bell South with 33 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving four years, and a veteran of the Korean War. He was a 32 degree Mason and loved hunting, fishing and computers. He enjoyed his special time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Parkway Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Paul Brashier officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary Sue Freeman of Tupelo; three daughters, Lisa Guy and her husband, Carey, and Lynn Richardson and her husband, Terry, all of Tupelo, and Gena Yarbrough and her husband, Buck, of Saltillo; one son, Mark Freeman of Pontotoc; three sisters, Nell E. Coggins of Saltillo, Diane Thompson of Dothan, Ala., and Ramona Williams of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren, Will Freeman, Michelle Vance, Lauren Guy, Michael Guy, Brooke Richardson, Blake Richardson, Sadie Grace Richardson, Ella Kate Richardson, Chelsea Yarbrough and Houston Yarbrough.
He was preceded in death by one son, William Glen "Pelar" and his wife, Gay.
Pallbearers will be Will Freeman, Buck Yarbrough, Carey Guy, Terry Richardson, Houston Yarbrough, Richard Houston, Roger Houston and Tim Prewitt.
Honorary pallbearers will be R.G. "Bob" Houston, Harry W. "Buddy" Moore, and the Men's III Sunday School Class of Parkway Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Parkway Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 1302 Lee Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Jay Richmond Jr.
EUPORA - Roland "Jay" Richmond Jr., 23, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at his home. He was landscaping technician.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Keith Dendy officiating. Burial will be in the Montevista Cemetery in Webster County.
Survivors include his fiancZe, Nicole Moore of Tupelo; his father and stepmother, Roland Sr. and Norma Richmond of Coal Township, Pa.; his stepfather and mother, Dale and Eva LaVerne Orr of Eupora; his grandmother, Maxine Smith of Houston; two sisters, Rose Richmond of Eupora and Barbara Dettinger of York, Pa.; one brother, William Richmond of Eupora.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Wise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 863, Eupora, MS 39744.
Dr. Pat McBride
SNOW LAKE SHORES - Dr. Robert Patrick "Pat" McBride, 75, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at his home in Snow Lake Shores. He was a retired dentist, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon and Georgia Hardy McBride; and one sister, Natalie Harding.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Dr. P.J. Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Ripley Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Mike McBride and his wife, Melody, of Memphis, Tenn., and Mark McBride and his wife, Cathy, of Olive Branch; one sister, Billie Williamson of Memphis; four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
G. E. Morgan
BOONEVILLE - George Esker "G.E." Morgan, 57, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
VERNON, Ala. - Grafton Evans, 73, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at his residence. He was born May 12, 1930, in Lamar County, Ala., to the late Garlis and Lou Dell Roberts Evans. He was a member of the Freewill Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and worked for several years as a logger.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Godsey officiating. Burial will be in the LoveJoy Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, John Thomas Evans Sr. and his wife, Kathy, Arnold Junior
Evans and his wife, Martha Nell, and Charles Ray Evans and his wife, Alicia, all of Sulligent, Ala.; three daughters, Rachel Ann Smith of Sulligent, Ala., Patricia Nell Cunningham and her husband, Jerry, and Polly Sue Howard and her husband, Monroe, all of Vernon, Ala.; one brother, Clinton Evans of Vernon, Ala.; one sister, Beatrice Christian of Vernon, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Christine Howard Evans; and two brothers, Leonard and Benford Evans.
Pallbearers will be Danny Smith, John Thomas Evans Jr., Jessie Evans, Jason Evans, James Evans, Steven Evans and James Hill Jr.
HERNANDO - Jewel Willcutt died Tuesday, July 22, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Coleman Funeral Home of Corinth.
Rev. Ben M. Goodwin
WATER VALLEY - The Rev. Ben. M. Goodwin, 85, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a Methodist minister for 52 years. He was a York Rite Mason, a member of the Valley City Masonic Lodge 402, a member of the Eastern Star, Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, a Shriner, and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the North Main Methodist Church in Water Valley. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Nancy Metts of Ocean Springs; one son, Ben Goodwin Jr. of Del Mar, Calif.; one stepson, Larry Pass of Water Valley; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy P. Goodwin.
Tommy Mushy Marsh
CORINTH - James Thomas "Tommy Mushy" Marsh, 52, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and member of the choir of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. His life exemplifiews the passages in Psalm 1:1-3 and Psalm 37:23. He was a farmer, owner of Marsh Logging Company and was currently working for the Mississippi Department of Transportatin. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed being with people and playing games.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Wheeler Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Kara Blackard and the Rev. Ray Benett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife o f 27 years, Deborah Jones Marsh of Corinth; one daughter, Amanda LeAnne Marsh of Corinth who for the past four years has been serving as a missionary in the U.S., Wales, Thailand, Nepal, India and England; two sons John Daniel "Dan" March and his wife, Emily, of Corinth, and James Joseph "Joe" March of Corinth who surrendered to the Ministry in 2000 and has been serving as a missinary in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Phillippines; one grandson, Julian Max Marsh of Corinth; his father, James E. "Buck" Marsh and his wife, Amanda, of Corinth; his mother, Ruth Hinton Marsh of Corinth; two sisters, Janice Marsh Knighton and Linda Marsh Hardin, both of Corinth; two stepbrothers, David Bray and Ben Inman, both of Corinth; his mother-in-law, Frances Jones of Corinth; four brothers-in-law, Michael Jones and his wife, Grace, James Jones and his wife, Teresa, Reggie Jones and his wife, Juana, and Brian Jones; two sisters-in-law, Rhonda Stevens and her husband, Bubba, and Donna Pettigrew and her husband, Charles; 21 nieces and nephews; one great-niece; several uncles, aunts, other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joseph "Pete" Jones; and his brother-in-law, Vernon Jones and his wife, Marsha.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Wegmann, Ricky Jack Bass, Benny Jones, Randal Wilbanks, Billy Cadle, J.R. Essary, Jimy Smith and Ricky Marsh.
Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Wheeler Grove Baptist church, the Heisman Quarter, employees of Marsh Logging Co., employees of the MS Dept. of Transportatin, Alcorn County Maintenance Dept., Leon Burns, Supervisor, MS Dept. of Transportation Law Enforcement Dept.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wheeler Grove Learning Center c/o Wheeler Grove Baptist Church, 21 CR 519, Corinth, MS 38834.
Lou Anna Paine
ABERDEEN - Lou Anna Saunders Paine, 97, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen after an extended illness. She was born April 20, 1906, in Vernon, Ala., to the late George Harvey and Tennie Elizabeth Mattison Saunders. She lived most of her lifetime in Monroe County, Miss. She was a graduate of Amory High School. She married Thomas Fite Paine in 1951, who preceded her in death in 1956. She was a member of the Aurora Club, Pilot Club and DAR. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Amory. She worked as a legal secretary until her retirement. She was a certified Tree Farmer and an inveterate traveler who had visited 110 countries, some of them many times. She leaves many friends all over the world.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Dr. Prentiss Gordon Jr. and Dr. John Staggs officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Survivors include two brothers, Hansel Saunders of Coldwater and Arlon Saunders of Ponder, Texas; two sisters, Elizabeth Taylor of Boston, Mass., and Mary Sue Vandervilde of Naperville, Ill.; her special friends, Ralph and Jane Kuykendall of Amory.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; six brothers, Colbert, Gayron, Herbert, Fred, Carlton and Henry Saunders.
Pallbearers will be Billy Pruett, William Mattison, Larry Brazil, Jerry Lantrip, Scott Ferguson, John Ray Beasley, Jerry Reese and Gary Gayen.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue on Thursday until time for services.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to a charity of our choice.
HOLLY SPRINGS - Sallie Lester Weatherly, 95, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at the Alliance Health Care System in Holly Springs. She was a member of the Hopewell No. 1 M.B. Church in Holly Springs a member of the Mother Board and Missionary. She was retired as a domestic worker in private homes and a homemaker.
Services will be at noon Thursday at the Hopewell No. 1 M.B. Church with the Rev. Leroy James officiating. Burial will be in the Cottrell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Carolyn Shaw of Chicago, Ill.; three nieces who cared for her, Lena Reese of Memphis, Tenn., Sharon Allen of Lamar, and Patricia White of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Weatherly.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
Dwight L. Huey
SOUTHSIDE, Ala. - Dwight L. Huey of Gadsden, Ala., died Monday, July 21, 2003. Originally from Ecru, he had been a resident of Gadsden since 1975. He worked in retail management for a number of years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glencoe, Ala. He had attended Goodyear Heights and Meadowbrook Baptist Church in the past.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Southside Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Ferguson and the Rev. Randy Gunter officiating. Burial will be in the Southside Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Elisa "Lisa" Hill and her husband, Monte, of Southside, Ala., and Cynthia "Cindy" Mullinax and her husband, Don, of Rainbow City, Ala.; his grandchildren, Molly Elizabeth Hill, Marisa Ann Hill, Leah Kathryn Mullinax, Emma Claire Mullinax and Drew Preston Mullinax; a brother, William "Buzz" Huey; several nieces and nephews.
The family will serve as pallbearers
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.