Everett Pittman

CORINTH - William Everett Pittman, 84, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the Miss. State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Alcorn County to Sam and Maude Wallace Pittman. He was a 1937 graduate of Farmington High School where he played on the basketball team. He was a World War II veteran, serving in Washington D.C. and Hawaii. He was a retired carpenter and an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Farmington Baptist Church for over 60 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Farmington Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Nall and the Rev. Andy Pittman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Vadie Smith Pittman of Corinth; two sons, Gerald Pittman and wife, Doris, of Tupelo, and Don Pittman and wife, Katherine, of Petal; two daughters, Janis Fowler and husband, Jerry, and Connie Price and husband, Roger, all of Corinth; one brother, Arnold Pittman and wife, Ruth, of Coirnth; his grandchildren, Tina Armstrong and husband, Michael, Cindy Mills and husband, Barry, Brandon Harvell and wife, Nancy, all of Corinth, Laura Cochran and husband, Noel, of Petal, Sam Pittman of Richton, Andy Pittman and wife, Shauna, of Canton, John Pittman and wife, Laura Jo, of Tupelo, Michael Harvell and wife, Nikki, of Glen; his great-grandchildren, Cody and Cade Armstrong, Katie, Taylor, Maggie and Lily Pittman, Justin and Jordan Mills, Collin and Nathan Pittman, Lily and Josephine Pittman, Nathan Harvell, Cole Harvell and Valerie Cochran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Bonnie McDaniel; and four brothers, Howard, Hershall, Sylvester and Jimmy Pittman.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to the Farmington Baptist Church Building Fund.

Velma Whitt

OKOLONA - Velma Shields Earnest Whitt, 89, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after an extended illness. She was born July 12, 1915, in Monroe County to the late Columbus and Emma Pennington Shields. Before retiring, she owned and operated Earnest Country Grocery Store in Okolona. She was a Methodist. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Okolona Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Lawson officiating. Burial will be in the Boone's Chapel Cemetery. Lee Memorial/Okolona Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her children, J.C. Earnest and wife, Syble, of Pontotoc, Flora Hunsucker and husband, J.D., of Coldwater, and Lucy Cox and husband, Rayburn, of Nettleton; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents; two husband, John Earnest and John Whitt; and one son, Tommy Earnest.

Pallbearers will be Bob Lyle, Joe Hillenbrand, Randy Earnest, Cliff Earnest, Mike Earnest, Dewayne Mills, Robby Foster, Anthony White, Beau Cox and John Earnest.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Earnest Jr.

PONTOTOC - William Glenn Earnest Jr. died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born Nov. 8, 1959, in Chickasaw County to William Sr. and Peggy Prescott Earnest. He was a member of the Van Vleet Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with Bro. Terry Roads officiating. Burial will be in the Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his parents; two sons, Justin Glenn Earnest of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Joseph Reece Wiggington of Pontotoc; his siblings, Sue Cruse, Pete Earnest and wife, Sissi, Kam Earnest, all of Pontotoc, Jeff Worthey and wife, Jennifer, of Okolona, Tim Berry and wife, Valerie, of Pontotoc, and Will Earnest of Okolona; several nieces and nephews, Kasi Foreman, Jason Cruse, Sam Earnest, LeAnn Earnest, Brandee Berry and Heather Berry.

Pallbearers will be Tim Berry, Jeff Worthey, Sam Earnest, Will Earnest, Charlie Herndon and Jerry Paepke.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thelton Jones

MOOREVILLE - Thelton "No Show" Jones, 51, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the Tupelo Rehab on Eason Blvd. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home of Verona. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

L.V. High Sr.

NEW ALBANY - L.V. High Sr., 90, died Friday, July 23, 2004, in Aurora, Illinois. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.

Bessie L. Franks

SALTILLO - Bessie L. Howell Franks, 83, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Mears officiating. Burial will be in the Center Star Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Franks of Saltillo; one brother, Jess Newcomb and wife, Cortie Mae, of the Ozark community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob an Beatie Newcomb; her sisters, Beatrice Christian, Louella Herring and Mary Haynes; her brothers, Melvin Newcomb, Miles Newcomb and Hubert Newcomb.

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

Cathy Terry

CORINTH - Catherine Leona O'Neal Terry, 55, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of the Rockhill Apostolic Church. She worked as a cosmetologist, LPN and a homemaker. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed reading and traveling.

A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Marcus Shane O'Neal and wife, Julia, of Corinth, and Michael S. O'Neal of Gulfport; one daughter, Penolope E. "Penny" O'Neal Sims and husband, Kenneth, of Corinth; one stepdaughter, Christina R. Hollie and husband, Michael, of Foxworth; nine grandchildren, Aubrey Eugene "Gene" O'Neal, Marcus O'Neal, Mary O'Neal, Catherine Breland, Kaydee Breland, Linda Kay O'Neal and Zionna Foster; two step-grandchildren, Hope Nichole Terry and Kandi Hollie; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leighton E. Parrish, and her mother, Mary E. Hurlbert Parrish.

Jimmy L. Cullins

NEW ALBANY - Jimmy L. "Jim Bob" Cullins, 49, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Betty "Bu" Holladay

PONTOTOC - Betty "Bu" Douglas Holladay, 49, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the Houston Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a hostess at Huey's Restaurant.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Marvin "Tootie" Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Forrest Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Tiffany Pettigrew Brown and Allison Marie Gordon, both of Pontotoc; her mother, Louise Frasure Douglas of Randolph; her grandchildren, Amber Michelle and Adelen Jewel Brown; one brother, Larry Douglas of Randolph; six nieces and nephews, Denny and Sammie Douglas, Deatra and Mark Nelson, Tonya and Scott Gallagher; her grandnieces and grandnephews, Laci and Jessie Douglas, Lane, Jake and Summer Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Jewell Douglas; one son, Stephen Cain Pettigrew; and her best friend, Tracy Allen Duncan.

Pallbearers will be Denny Douglas, James Brown, James Holladay, Jim Austin, Paul Luttrell, Terry Mathis and Dennis Lyon. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Nelson, Scott Gallagher, Lane and Jake Nelson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Garry W. Johnson

CRAWFORD - Garry William Johnson, 20, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at his home after a long illness. He was born Dec. 1, 1983, in Meridian. He and his family were involved in the Head Injury Support Group, the Special Olympics, Very Special Arts of Miss. and Parent Partner.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Dr. Jacob Ski officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, J.C. Johnson and Debra Johnson, of Crawford; his grandparents, Bill and Yvonne Blankenship of West Point and Garry and Mimi Mays Sr. of Beecher City, Ill.; three sisters, Tammy Langley and husband, Allen, and Christy Estes and husband, David, all of West Point, and Jetaime Booth and husband, Philip, of Crawford; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Allen Langley, David Estes, Philip Booth, Danny Ivey, Mike Ford and Ken Lowery. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jason Ski, Ralph Youngblood, Bill Donsbach, Garry Mays, Jesse Mays, all the employees at Twin River Transportation and the Columbus Head Injury Support Group.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Weber Nanney

FULTON - Weber Nanney died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at his residence after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.

Teresa Stewart

CORINTH - Teresa Stewart, 48, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Lebanon Baptist Church with Bro. Lane Finley and Bro. Tony Morrow officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Ricky Stewart of Corinth; her mother, Mildred Riggs of Corinth; two daughters, Brooke Stewart and friend, James Winchester, and Amber Stewart, all of Corinth; one sister, Kathy Meyers and husband, Tony, of Corinth; her mother- and father-in-law, Dade and Monk Stewart; her sister-in-law, Rita Mauney and husband, Glenn, of Ripley; two nephews, Justin and Jody Mauney of Ripley; her great-nieces, Ladanna and Kaylee Jones and Lexi Kate Fiveash; a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fleva Riggs.

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

Donald Giles

CORINTH - Donald Robert Giles, 76, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was retired from the photographically industry.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Coleman Funeral Home Family Chapel with Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth National Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Ruth Giles of Corinth; one son, Nicholas Green of Corinth; his sisters-in-law, Michelle Lewis of Chino, Calif., Jeanine Barnhart of Homer, Alaska, and Nancy Felkstead of Alameda, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Maude Giles.

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

Marvin Carlton II

GOLDEN - Marvin Carlton II, 15, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, on Highway 247 in Franklin County, Ala.. He was born May 7, 1989, in Mississippi and attended Belmont High School. He loved to hunt, fish, play the guitar and ride dirt bikes. He attended Liberty Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Liberty Church of Christ with Bro. Fred House and Bro. Barry Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his father, Marvin Carlton of Dennis; his mother, Vickie Carlton of Belmont; three brothers, Johnny Forrester of Detroit, Mich., Mark Carlton and Hunter Carnathan, both of Belmont; his stepfather, Robert Carnathan of Belmont; his grandparents, Pat and Rose Wiska of Deerborn Heights, Mich.; and his grandmother, Faye Need of Belmont; many aunts uncles and friends.

Pallbearers will be Quint Sartain, Drew Horn, Adam McGee, Nathan Bostick, Grant Boyd and John McGee.

Onella L. Bynun

CORINTH - Onella L. Bynum, 78, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.

Tony Ray Warren

RED BAY, Ala. - Tony Ray Warren, 23, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, in Franklin City. He was born June 6, 1981, in Scottsboro, Ala., and was self employed.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Billy Credille officiating. Burial will be in the Walker Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Christy Warren; one daughter, Destany Warren; one son, Tony Nicholas Warren; his father, Clyde Warren; his mother, Kathy Warren; one brother, Charles Warren; and one sister, April Bailey and her husband, all of Red Bay.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Warren, Frankie McDonald, Billy Warren, Ray Jackson, Jessie Jackson and Rocky Warren.

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

Eugene L. Morgan

TUPELO - Eugene L. "Paw Paw" Morgan died Friday, July 23, 2004, at his residence in Tupelo. A Monroe County native, he was born April 13, 1928, to the late Franklin Murphy and Ethel Estes Morgan, He was a longtime Tupelo resident where he had worked 20 years with Penn Tire and 21 years with the City of Tupelo Public Works Department. He was a member of the Word of Life Church and enjoyed vegetable gardening and raising animals.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Jefferson Street chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Tommy Galloway, the Rev. Shannon Kendall, the Rev. Terry Ledbetter and the Rev. Jack Ezell officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Hosford Payne Morgan; two daughters, Barbara Dugger and Beverly White; two sons, Gary "Pete" Morgan and his wife, Vickie, and "Joe" Michael Morgan and his wife, Gayle, all of Tupelo; three sisters, Opal Holley, Juanita Hill and Etoyce Morgan, all of Nettleton; one brother, Wayne Morgan of Nettleton; eight grandchildren, Sadonya Smith, Allison Pounds and her husband, James, Leslie Briggs and her husband, Alan, Brian Allen and his wife, Jessica, Andrea Allen and Kim Mott, all of Tupelo, and Lisa Kendall and her husband, Rev. Shannon Kendall, of Hattiesburg; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kenneth Gene Morgan; one brother, Quenton Dale Morgan; and one granddaughter, Candace Rene Allen.

Pallbearers will be Roger Morgan, Danny Morgan, Gwen Holley, Alan Briggs, Donny Hill, Jimmy Holley and Billy Hutcheson.

Curtis Lilly

CHESTERVILLE - John Curtis Lilly, 83, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at the Collierville Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn., after a short illness. He was born and raised in the Chesterville community, the son of the late Erma Leonard and Nellie Gray Lilly. Earlier in his life, he ran a dairy business but most of his life he worked as an independent truck driver and later drove for AirCap Industries A veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theatre fighting mostly in France and Germany. He loved fishing on the river and raveling to the mountains. His wife, Margaret Glasgow Lilly, preceded him in death in 1979.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tupelo Memorial Park with the Rev. Adrian Horne officiating. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Virginia Dale Lilly of Byhalia; and three grandsons, Anthony Ford of Byhalia, Tim Ford of Chesterville and Jason Ford of Southaven.

Pallbearers will be Tim Ford, Jason Ford, Anthony Ford, Cliff Foote, James Pirkle and Jimmy Cox.

Eleanor M. Taylor

CORINTH - Eleanor Meeks Taylor, formerly of Tupelo, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, in Statesboro, Georgia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Home.

Margaret Boland

TUPELO - Margaret "Peggy" Boland, 87, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

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