AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Friday, June 4, 1999

David Matthew

David Matthew died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Lake Shore Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

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Charlie Barnes Jr.

SALTILLO Charlie F. Barnes Jr., 18, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, as the result of an automobile accident. He was a member of Jerusalem M.B. Church, where he was a member of the usher ministry and the brotherhood ministry, a junior deacon, assistant superintendent trainee and a former treasurer. He was a student at Tupelo High School, where he was a member of the powerlifting team.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at White Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Michael Chambers officiating. Burial will be in the Red Oak Cemetery of Tupelo. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, the Rev. Charlie F. Barnes Sr; his mother, Dovie Barnes; two sisters, Erika Barnes and Contesta Barnes, all of Saltillo; his grandparents, Charlie C. and Violet Barnes of Saltillo, Pam Gray of Tupelo, and Willie Tolbert of Las Angeles, Calif.; his great-grandmother, Lillie Tolbert of Saltillo; his fiancee, Lupe Davis.

Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Jimmy Honeycutt

HAMILTON James Fayette "Jimmy" Honeycutt, 52, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at his home in Hamilton. He was born Oct. 20, 1946, in Aberdeen to James Grady and Ida Faye Ratliff Honeycutt. He was an electrician for Dyncorp at the Columbus Air Force Base. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School and Itawamba Community College. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an active member of Hamilton United Methodist Church, where he was Sunday school superintendent.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Center Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Earnest and Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Angle Honeycutt of Hamilton; one son, Matt Honeycutt of Hamilton; one grandson, Dallten Honeycutt of Hamilton; his mother, Ida Faye Ratliff Honeycutt of Hamilton; one brother, Dean Honeycutt, and his wife, Susan, of Aberdeen; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Grady Honeycutt.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cecil Tutor

ABERDEEN Cecil Tutor died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at his home in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Jamie Ryder

OKOLONA Jamie Dell Ryder, 72, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home. She was a native of Mississippi, a Baptist and a retired homemaker. She was the widow of Ralph Ryder.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Okolona with the Rev. William R. Lewman officiating. Burial will be in Eddington Cemetery at Troy.

Survivors include three sons, John Ryder and his wife, Martha, of Williamstown, W.Va., Kerry Ryder and his wife, Paula, of Marietta, Ohio, and Jerry Ryder and his wife, Judy, of Okolona; one brother, Joe Warren of Blytheville, Ark.; one sister, Cordra Hill of Okolona; two grandchildren, Kelley Ryder and Nanette McIntosh; two great-grandchildren.

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

Annie Burt

OXFORD Annie Lois Burt, 61, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a native of Lafayette County and a retired line operator.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clear Creek M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Willie Lois Burt and Marshall Burt, both of Oxford, and Cynthia Burt of Milwaukee, Wis.; five sons, Al Burt, Willis E. Burt, Martin Burt, Ronald Burt and Marcus Burt, all of Oxford; one sister, Annie Pearl Goliday of Oxford; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Clifton Bickerstaff

NETTLETON Clifton G. "Snookie" Bickerstaff, 80, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born March 8, 1919, in Monroe County to Carlos and Jessie Bell Sisk Bickerstaff. He was a retired maintenance worker for the Monroe County School System and a member of the Nettleton Independent Methodist Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a former member of the Mississippi National Guard.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Nettleton with the Rev. Jimmy Bryan and the Rev. Brian Issac officiating. Burial will be in the Nettleton Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Eula Mae Ellis Bickerstaff of Nettleton; one daughter, Janice Francis, and her husband, Doug "Skip," of Nettleton; one sister, Lorene Sisk of Nettleton; one granddaughter, Amy Hurley, and her husband, David, of Nettleton; one grandson, Chris Francis, and his wife, Christie, of Amory; one great-grandson, Baxter Francis of Amory; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Corbett B. "Son" Bickerstaff.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Luester Arnold

NETTLETON Luester Arnold, 73, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 28, 1926, in Lee County. She attended Guntown-Lowe's School in Guntown. She was a member of the Palestine United Methodist Church, where she served in the following areas: president of the Usher Board, usher, chairman of health and welfare, and co-chairman of the entertainment committee. She was employed by the Bank of Mississippi in Nettleton for 27 years.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Palestine United Methodist Church in Nettleton with the Rev. Jimmy L. Barnes officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Presley Arnold Sr. of Nettleton; one son, Presley Arnold Jr. of Nettleton; two granddaughters, Linda Ruth Arnold and Mikitra Arnold, both of Tupelo; one grandson, Shaun Washington of Nettleton; her stepmother, Pearl Bradley of Tupelo; four sisters-in-law, Leona Patton of Verona, Sallie Mae Adams and Willie Lou Burt, both of Plantersville, and Irene Arnold of Nettleton; three brothers-in-law, Chester Burt and Johnnie Mural Arnold, both of Plantersville, and Grant C. "Mickey" Gamble of Peru, Ind.; four aunts, Simmie Caldwell of St. Louis, Mo., Zora Wise and Mozella Ellis, both of Tupelo, and Luzinnia Holland of Jackson, Tenn.; one uncle, James Bradley of St. Louis, Mo.; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; two special friends of 27 years, Rex and Janice Thompson of Nettleton.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie Mural Arnold, Tommy Arnold, Troy Lee Adams, B.T. Patton Jr., Anthony Marion and Johnnie H. Leeper Jr.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Cierra Sykes

AMORY Cierra Lesha Sykes, 8, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at her home in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

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Dennis Pate

Dennis Pate, 38, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was employed by WECHEM Industrial and Maintenance Products. He was a member of the West Jackson Street Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was a graduate of Nettleton High School, Itawamba Community College at Fulton and Mississippi State University.

A memorial praise service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the West Jackson Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Bert Harper and the Rev. Jack Ezell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Atonya Smith Pate of Tupelo, whom he married March 14, 1987; one daughter, Kiersten Pate; his parents, William and Frances Pate of Tupelo; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, the Rev. Roger and Eleanor Smith of Tupelo; one brother, Joe Daniel Pate, and his wife, Debbie, of St. Louis, Mo.; one niece, Kacie Pate of St. Louis; one nephew, Jonathan Pate of St. Louis; his grandmother, Josie Pate of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by a niece, Jessica Pate; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Patterson, and Floyd Pate.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Kent, Paul Kent, Roger Sanders, Glen Sanders, Stan White Jr., Larry Patterson, Eric Hoard, Louie Galey Jr. and Ricky Reynolds.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Harvey, Terry Chase, and members of his Sunday school class at West Jackson Street Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Sue Hankins

Eddie Sue Ellis Hankins, 54, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1945, in Prentiss County to Eddie and Nellie C. Williams Ellis. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church at Guntown and worked at Rosato Clothing in Tupelo for many years.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the First Assembly of God Church in Guntown with the Rev. Bobby White and Phil Wood officiating. Burial will be in the Priceville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Bobby Hankins; three sons, Robby Hankins and his wife, Joy, of Plantersville, Eric Hankins and his wife, Joann, of Skyline, and Brad Hankins of the home; three daughters, Bobbie Sue Wigginton and her husband, Brad, of Texas, Rebecca Che of Tupelo and her former husband, Tao Che of California, and Kellie Putt and her husband, Lanny, of Saltillo; his grandchildren, Cody, Daniel, Eric and August Nicole Hankins, Katie, Sami and Lauren Wigginton, T.C., Brandon, Thi-Anna and Andrew Che, and Marcus, Michelle and Emily Putt; one sister, Roger Jane Floyd, and her husband, Earl, of Guntown; aunts and uncles; special friends, Dottie, Emily, Glenda, Shirley and Beverly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Q. Williams, and Mr. and Mrs. William Ellis.

Pallbearers will be David McDonald, Wendall Hankins, Justin McBrayer, Terry Ray Williams, Victor Armstrong and David Hankins.

The body will lie in state at the church from 2:30 to 3 p.m. today.

Jerry Curtis

Jerry Curtis, 51, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at his home in Tupelo. A native of Itawamba County, he lived in Tupelo and Mantachie. He was a salesman and artist. He was a member of the Assembly of God, a lay minister and a Gideon. He was involved in jail ministries.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Noel Bledsoe and the Rev. David Lann officiating. Burial will be in Keys Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Opal Curtis of Tupelo; two brothers, John Curtis and his wife, Annis, of Tupelo, and Steve Curtis and his wife, Pat, of Plantersville; a special friend, Kelly Wade Spradling; a special great-grandniece, Megan Sudduth; his former wife, Polly Curtis of Mantachie; his stepson, Ricky Davis of Marietta; two stepgranddaughters, Brandy and Lisa Davis of Guntown; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifton and Danny Curtis; a sister, Sandra Moore Helms; and his father, Riley Curtis.

Pallbearers will be Herman Wilson, Steve Clippard, Jeff Curtis, Tim Sudduth, Sammy Green and Wayne Justice.

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Mrs. Constance Shows

Milwaukee, Wis.

Formerly of Tupelo

10 a.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

National Cemetery

Corinth

Mrs. Eddie Sue Hankins

Tupelo

3 p.m. today

First Assembly of God Church

Guntown

Priceville Cemetery

Rev. Donnie Magers

Donald, Ore.

Formerly of Tupelo

10 a.m. Saturday

West Main Chapel

Mr. Jerry Curtis

Tupelo

11 a.m. Saturday

Jefferson Street Chapel

Keys Cemetery

Mr. Dennis Pate

Tupelo

3 p.m. Saturday

West Jackson Street Baptist Church

Lee Memorial Park

Joan Billups

BLUE SPRINGS Joan Antoinette Cobbs Billups, 61, died Friday, May 28, 1999, at the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. She graduated from B.F. Ford High School and studied for a degree at the Booker T. Washington School of Business. She was a nurse's assistant for many years with High Ridge Health Care Center in Racine, Wis. She recently worked part time at Vend Foods Inc. and Wendy's of Tupelo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Red Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Willie Bogan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Vickie Barker of Charlotte, N.C., Kyle Hubbart of Birmingham, Ala., and Tiffany N. Rutherford of Blue Springs; one son, Austin Billups Jr. of North Carolina; her father, the Rev. Chester Cobbs of Blue Springs; two sisters, Phyllis Daniel and Annie Northington, both of Blue Springs; three brothers, Charles Cobbs of Chicago, and Ulysses Cobbs and Norris Cobbs, both of Blue Springs; six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Forest Bruce

MATHISTON Forest Bruce, 78, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, in Shreveport, La. He was born Aug. 22, 1920. He was a lifelong resident of the Webster and Choctaw County area. He was the retired owner/operator of Eupora Tractor Co. and a veteran of World War II. After retirement, he raised livestock and gardened at his farm in Choctaw County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lela Belle Hester Bruce.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willie Weddle officiating. Burial will be in Blythe Creek Cemetery in Choctaw County.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Elmore of Panama City, Fla.; one son, Forest "Bud" Bruce of Shreveport, La.; four sisters, Melba Gammill of Louisville, Willie Bell Rodgers of Trion, Ga., Lorene Hisaw of Louisville and Nella Dean Melton of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Jack Bruce of Mathiston; five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Mathiston.

Katherine Olson

SARDIS Katherine Hubbard Olson, 83, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a retired employee of the North Delta Planning and Development District Inc.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will be in the Pittsboro Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Clifford A. "Topper" Olson of Courtland; one sister, Bernice Hubbard Kilgore of Courtland; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Courtland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 36, Courtland, Miss. 38620.

Mary Miller

FORT WORTH, Texas Mary Alice Greene Miller died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, in Fort Worth, Texas, after a six-week illness. She was formerly of Corinth.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harveson & Cole Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret Greene Rogers of Corinth; three sons, Gordon Miller of Baton Rouge, La., CSM Riley Miller, HQ USAREUR, and Dr. Daniel Miller of Amherst, Mass.; three daughters, Nancy "Betsy" Miller of Belen, N.M., Dr. Mary Miller of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Sallie Fischer of Carey, N.C.; 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C. Porter and Dora Gresham Greene of Corinth; her husband, Ross J. Miller; and a son, Robert L. Miller.

Memorials may be sent to: Edge Park United Methodist Church, 5616 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76134 or a favorite charity.

Addie Mae Elrod

RED BAY, Ala. Addie Mae Elrod, 87, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was a native of Alabama, a homemaker and a member of Halltown United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Halltown United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Scott and the Rev. Kenneth Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Bobbie Rogers of Tremont, Ruth McGough and Bonnie Garrison, both of Vina, Ala., Sue Scott of Golden and Betty Bullock of Hodges, Ala.; two sons, James E. "Pete" Elrod of Golden and Willie Elrod of Mantachie; 32 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren; four stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dossie "Hank" Elrod, in 1978, and a son, Waymon Elrod, in 1995.

Pallbearers will be David Elrod, Mike Scott, Stan Scott, Jimmy McGough, David McGough, Paul Garrison and Donnie Garrison.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at Halltown United Methodist Church.

Dorothy Clements

CLIFFORD, Mich. Dorothy Elizabeth Windham Clements, 73, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. She was formerly of Ripley. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Street officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery in Ripley.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean Putnik of Posen, Mich., Susan McMahan of Knoxville, Tenn., and Wanda Little of Sterling Heights, Mich.; three sisters, Delectrice Little and Sue Smith, both of Ripley, and Jamie Brock of Pontiac, Mich.; one brother, Herschel Windham of Ripley; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas N. Clements; a daughter, Shirley Terry; a sister, Jean Windham; a brother, Horace Windham; and her parents, Thomas Orlando Windham and Maude Benefield Windham.

Velma Braddock

RIPLEY Velma Boyd Braddock, 94, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Second Baptist Church with the Rev. R.C. Green officiating. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Hattie Powell; two sons, Freddie Braddock of Corinth and James Spears of Gridly, Colo.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Braddock; three sisters, Jossie Boyd, Roxie Braddock and Ollie L. Boyd; and four brothers, Fred Boyd, William Boyd, Charlie Mack Boyd and Jimmie Boyd.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Homer Frank Phelps

CORINTH Homer Frank Phelps, 84, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was a Baptist and a retired carpenter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Wooley and the Rev. Elbert Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Rae Phelps of Corinth; one son, Jimmy Phelps of Corinth; two daughters, Martha Morgan and Patsy Phelps Bodkin, both of Corinth; one brother, Troy Phelps of Corinth; one sister, Velma Davis of Corinth; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tony Morgan, Todd Morgan, Ricky Phelps, Bobby Choate, Brian Phelps, Craig Essary and Joey Brock.

Hubert Ingram

BYHALIA Hubert Harris Ingram, 75, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis. He was a former resident of Memphis. He was a retired farmer and owner of Ingram's Grocery. He was a member of Isaac Chapel CME Church, where he was a steward, trustee and treasurer. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 250. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis and a member of the Booker T. Washington National Alumni Association. He served three years with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a board member and past president of the Farm Bureau.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Isaac Chapel CME Church in Byhalia with the Rev. Willie Hoey officiating. Burial will be in the Ingram Family Cemetery in Byhalia. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie Muse Ingram of Byhalia; one daughter, Yvonne Sheryl Ingram-Willis of Memphis; one son, Ruderic W. "Rudy" Ingram of Memphis; four sisters, Alfreda Ingram Moore of Germantown, Tenn., Robbie Ingram Warren and Pauline Ingram Cooke, both of Los Angeles, and Harriet Ingram Smith of Broadlands, Ill.; one brother, Mollison Ingram Sr. of Chicago; three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. The family hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Lorene Murphy

BOONEVILLE Lorene Myrtis Murphy, 77, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Roy Junior Elder

RIPLEY Roy Junior Elder, 51, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. He was a salesman for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company and a member of New Life Mission.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Sis. Kathy Davis and the Rev. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Park with the Rev. Danny Lovelace officiating at the graveside.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice "Peachie" Elder of Ripley; three daughters, Amanda Elder Vaughn and her husband, Tim, of Tupelo, Tonia Elder Childress and her husband, Jeremy, of Ripley, and Sonia Elder Lovelace and her husband, Heath, of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Brian Keith Elder and his wife, Ellen Price Elder, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; his mother, Billie Ruth Elder of Ripley; his father, Roy B. Elder of Fulton; his grandmother, Victoria Stark Elder of Ripley; two brothers, Jerry Lee Elder of Ripley and Lavaughn Elder of Tiplersville; one grandson, Dalton chandler Lovelace.

Pallbearers will be fellow employees of the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Tupelo and Corinth.

Rev. Charles R. Farmer

RIENZI The Rev. Charles R. Farmer, 65, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at his home in Rienzi. He was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Missouri. He was a retired Baptist minister after 30 years. He pastored many churches, including Union Baptist of Kossuth, Oak Hill Baptist of Booneville, Lebanon Baptist of Ripley and Jacinto Baptist. He attended business school and OBU College in Oklahoma, and graduated from Southwestern Seminary in New Orleans.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Stephenson and Bro. Tony Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Madge Farmer of Rienzi; two sons, Glenn Hales and Joel Hales, both of Rienzi; three daughters, Sarah Joyner and Debbie Rinehart, both of Memphis, and Gwen Woodard of Rienzi; one sister, Ruth Swan of Missouri; three brothers, Ralph Farmer of Savannah, Mo., Roy Farmer of Nashville, Tenn., and Rex Farmer of Ashley, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Shelly and Lamar Russell, Brian and Kim Hales, Vera and John Clark, Laurie and Phillip Loveless, Amy and Scott McCoy, Kevin Rinehart, Kenny Rinehart, Lacy Rinehart, David Joe Joyner, Robbie Woodard and Jesse Woodard; seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bobbie Woodard, Jesse Woodard, Blake Joyner, Scott McCoy, John Clark, Phillip Loveless, Brian Hales and Lamar Russell.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Beryl DeGarmo

CORINTH Beryl Canon DeGarmo, 84, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born May 28, 1915, in Alcorn County to Hallie Vernon and Flossie Gibbs. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and an employee of the Magnolia Hosiery Mill for many years.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Hardin officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Judy Canon of Jackson, Tenn.; one sister, Sara Livingston of Corinth; grandchildren, Lee Canon and his wife, Rose, and Deborah Hampton; great-grandchildren, Corbin and Alexis Rose Cannon; nephews and nieces, Kenny Sprouse and his wife, Gingo, Jason, Misty and Michelle Sprouse, and Prentiss Kitchens.

Pallbearers will be Bob Lipford, Jim Livingston, Paul Dummitt, Jason Sprouse, Albert Overton and Jerry Moore.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today.

Georgia Potts

CORINTH Georgia Potts, 91, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. A lifelong resident of Alcorn County, she was born May 27, 1908, to Carlos Warren and Retha Viola Dowd Nash. She was an active member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Potts, in May 1998.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Dearman officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Church Cemetery.

Survivors include brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ida Mae and Noel Strickland, and Dayton and Maxine Potts, all of Corinth; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Potts, Jerry Potts, Don Strickland, Cullen Potts, Andy Strickland and Wesley Potts.

Mildred A. Smith

CORINTH Mildred A. Smith, 71, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in Newton County and moved to Corinth in 1953. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corinth.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Corinth with the Rev. P.A. Michael and the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Dean Smith and Scott Smith, both of Houston, Texas, and Logan Smith of Tacoma, Wash.; one grandson, Graham Logan Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George Smith; a sister, Bertile Sumrall; and two brothers, Pat Aycock and William B. Aycock Jr.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Buddy Biggers, Mike Byrnes, Greg Moore, J.L. Lawson, Lon Taylor Sr. and Dr. Spencer Lee.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today and after services Saturday.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, First Baptist Church of Corinth or a favorite charity.

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