Obituaries, Friday, Nov. 27, 1998
AMORY Patricia Ann "Patsy" Ross Spruill, 57, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at the Delta Regional Hospital in Greenville. She was born June 25, 1941, in Monroe County and grew up in Aberdeen, where she lived most of her life. She married James Alton Spruill, who died in 1994. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed reading.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in the Center Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, James Alton Spruill Jr., and his wife, Karen, of Hamilton; one daughter, Mary Ann Spruill Brasel, and her husband, Steve, of Fulton; one sister, Francis Dyal of Conroe, Texas; five grandchildren, David Gray, Michael Edington Jr., Raven Spruill, Shannon Edington and Ashley Brasel; five special friends, James Mabry, Barbara Mabry, Lori Ausbon, Terry Ausbon and John Pennington.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Andy Houston Ross and Jeanie Elizabeth Ross; and one grandson, Steven Gregory Brasel.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
WEST POINT Vearia Deanes Calvert, 65, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Charity Club, the Littlejohn Lodge No. 481, the Lone Star Chapel No. 469 and the Eastern Star.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Palo Alto Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Bluff with the Rev. Police Webber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Patrick of Cedar Bluff; two grandchildren, Amanda Patrick and Arlene Patrick, both of Cedar Bluff; three nephews, Anthony S. Deanes, Eddie R. Deanes and David E. Cooperwood, all of West Point; one niece, Moderia Horne of Houston, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Dexter, and her mother, Fannie Deanes; one sister, Clora Mae Deanes; and one brother, James Sullivan.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. A wake will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
PITTSBORO Lyndsey Ailleen Snellings, infant, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Poplar Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Robert Keith and Gency Renee Burt Snellings of Pittsboro; one brother, Andrew Snellings of Pittsboro; her grandparents, John and Annie Jean Snellings of Bruce, and Wade and Debbie Burt of Houlka; her great-grandparents, Hazel Snellings and Robbie Terry, both of Bruce, and Bobbye Turner of Houlka.
Betty J. Alldread
Betty Jean Alldread, 64, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born April 6, 1934, in Belmont to Elmer Ables and Flonnie Ables Ford. She lived in Tishomingo County many years before moving to Tupelo in 1965. She was a self-employed hairdresser, a homemaker and a member of West Jackson Baptist Church in Tupelo. She enjoyed cooking.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with the Rev. Ronnie Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Joe W. Alldread of Tupelo; five daughters, Deborah Hale of Bedford, Va., Robin Haire and her husband, Doug, of Tupelo, Melissa Hughes and her husband, Eddie, of Kennesaw, Ga., Betsy Gentry and her husband, Randy, of Columbia, S.C., and Cindy Rester and her husband, Reggie, of Poplarville; one sister, Dean Pierce of Belmont; one brother, L.D. Ables of Ypsilanti, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Randi, Joshua, Mylie, Cole, Daphne and Dana; four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Joel Pierce, Craig Pierce, Charles Kincade, Gene Barton, Gary Alldread and Royce White.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lacy Potter and Chuck Hankins.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Joel Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Dean Pierce, Route 1, Box 116A, Belmont, Miss. 38827.
LEE MEMORIAL AD AD AD AD
Leland G. Jones Jr.
U.S. Air Force, Ret'd
2 p.m. today
Lee Memorial Park
Visit: Noon to service time
Mrs. Betty J. Alldread
1934 + 1998
1 p.m. Saturday
Lee Memorial Chapel
Lee Memorial Park
Visit: 4 to 8 p.m. today
BELDEN Margie Scott Stevenson, 59, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 6, 1939, in Wyncote, Pa. She received her education in the public school system in Philadelphia, Pa. In 1981 she and her husband moved to Belden. She was a member of Jolly Chapel M.B. Church in Okolona.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jolly Chapel M.B. Church with Dr. L.C. Cook officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter's Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. William Stevenson of Belden; two sons, Michael Darnell Scott Sr. and his wife, Joycelyn, of Philadelphia, Pa., and William Wayne Stevenson of Greater Ford, Pa.; three daughters, Nora Selena Brooks and her husband, Lamar, and Cassandra Yvonne Stevenson, all of Philadelphia, Pa., and Vera Delphine Albert and her husband, Vincent, of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Doris Perry of Glenside, Pa., and Elizabeth Sparks and her husband, Cliff, of Whitemarsh, Va.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson Scott and Margaret Scott Thornton; and two brothers, Walter Johnson and Wilson Scott.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jennie Mae Dickerson
RIPLEY Jennie Mae Dickerson, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept. 12, 1912, in Benton County to Sam and Ella Simpson Dickerson. She was the retired owner of Dickerson's Variety Store on the Square in Ripley and a former employee of McBride Funeral Home. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Ripley, where she served in many capacities.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Ripley Cemetery.
Survivors include four nieces, Lynette Pennington of Ripley, Joyce Crook of Atlanta, Ga., Martha Dewberry of Dallas, Texas, and Janet Johnson of Birmingham, Ala.; two nephews, Elbie Dickerson of Derma and Marshall Dickerson of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lillie Duncan; and three brothers, Hugh, Asa and Nelson Dickerson.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the building fund or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at the First Baptist Church of Ripley.
ABERDEEN Betty Sue Emerson George, 65, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Alcorn County to Willie Wesley and Mary Essie Pannell Emerson. She had lived in Aberdeen since 1951. She was a retired seamstress and floor lady for T.I.L. Sportswear, and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Bro. Jack Inmon officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, John Price "J.P." George of Aberdeen; one daughter, Deborah Lynn George of Aberdeen; one son, John Price George Jr., and his wife, Judy, of Hamilton; one brother, Jimmy Emerson, and his wife, Ceclia, of Burnsville; six grandchildren, William Thomas George, Sandy Lynn Garrison, James Christopher George, Brandon Lane Davis, Kimberly Shane Davis and David Duane Davis; one great-grandchild, Brett Garrison.
Her grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SHANNON James Luther Bright, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at his home in the Pleasant Grove community west of Shannon. He was a native of Ashland, but a longtime resident of the Pleasant Grove and Brewer communities. He graduated from Ashland High School, and attended Blue Mountain College and Copiah-Lincoln Junior College. He was a retired dairyman and farmer, and a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the West Main Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Mike Brazeal and Stanley Shook officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Shannon.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruth Parchman Bright of Pleasant Grove; two daughters, Nanie Lou Baker and her husband, Charles, of the Old Union community and Lynda Ann Kelley and her husband, Harold, of Brewer; one son, Jerry Bright, and his wife, Judy, of Saltillo; one sister, Ruth Evelyn Buchanan of Memphis; two brothers, Lawrence Bright of Memphis and Marvin Bright of Ripley; five grandchildren, Herbert Collins, Tracy Bridges, Jenni Brown, James Kelley and Gina Kelley; three great-grandchildren, Scotty Collins, Jason Collins and James Kelley Jr.; one great-great-grandchild, Michael Collins; a special nephew, William Gibson; his caregivers, Buddy Brazeal and the Hospice nursing staff.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard Bright and Earnest Bright; one sister, Vera Bright Ellis; one great-grandson, Michael Collins; and one son-in-law, Felix Collins.
Pallbearers will be Herbert Collins, Scotty Collins, Jason Collins, Phil Bridges, Brian Brown and Charles Baker.
PEGUES AD AD AD AD
Mr. James Luther Bright
Pleasant Grove community
10 a.m. today
West Main Chapel
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Mr. Tincie Rakestraw
2 p.m. today
Jefferson Street Chapel
MEMPHIS Loufelia Jones Ross, 93, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was formerly of Victoria. She was a member of Mt. Newell M.B. Church in Red Banks, where she was an usher for 28 years. She was a homemaker and retired farmer, and the widow of James Ross.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Newell M.B. Church with the Rev. Arthur Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah M.B. Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Bobbie Jean Tunstall of Victoria, Joella Howell of Holly Springs and Willie B. Griffin of Aurora, Ill.; two sons, Eugene Ross and Robert Earl Ross, both of Memphis; three sisters, Mary Jones of Byhalia, Ethel Boyd of Senatobia and Gladys Easton of Memphis; one brother, Fisher Hayes of Chicago; 56 grandchildren; 110 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services. There will be viewing after the eulogy.
RACINE, Wis. Edna Earl Mason Oliver, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a native of Etta. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul M.B. Church in Racine, Wis., where she was a member of "The Voices."
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford with the Rev. Lawrence L. Kirby officiating. Burial will be in the Flint Hill M.B. Church Cemetery in Etta. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Earnest Oliver of Racine, Wis.; two foster daughters, Gail Broughton and Glenda Broughton, both of Racine; three sisters, Leora McGlown and Annie Freeman, both of Racine, and Nettie Coker of Etta; two brothers, Clifton Mason and Thomas G. Mason Jr., both of Racine, Wis.; four foster grandchildren.
Aubrey W. Tackett
ABERDEEN Aubrey W. Tackett, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.
BOONEVILLE Grace Walden Ashby, 91, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at the Harbert Hills Nursing Home in Hardin County, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.