AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Friday, Oct. 23, 1997

Edward Baker

MEMPHIS Edward Eugene Baker, 58, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Wesley Highland Manor in Memphis. He was born May 19, 1939, in Benton County to Bondy Gaston Baker and Vera Elizabeth Lee Baker. He was a retired cashier for a convenience store.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Pontotoc.

Survivors include one brother, Ernest Baker of Byhalia; two sisters, Evelyn Yielding of Mantachie and Lorene Austin of Buckeye, Ariz.

Pallbearers will be Danny Yielding, Ted Weems, Erik Yielding and Bobby Yielding.

Frankie Mae Price

CLEVELAND, Ohio Frankie Mae Price, 49, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at her home in Cleveland, Ohio. She was formerly of Oxford. She was a member of Tobby Tubby M.B. Church and a sewing machine operator.

Services will be at noon Saturday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in the Tobby Tubby Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Rachel D. Price of Oxford; her father, Lee Price of Oxford; three sons, Christopher Huntsman of Oxford, and Tommy Frison and John Frison, both of Conway, S.C.; four sisters, Diane McGlown, Denise Thompson, Barbara Thompson and Phyllis Gipson, all of Oxford; four brothers, John Price, Robert Buford and Andrea Price, all of Oxford, and Stanley Price of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren.

Robert L. Gates

OXFORD Robert L. Gates, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was a retired linesman for Entex and a retired farmer. He was a member of South Hopewell M.B. Church and a foster grandparents at North Mississippi Regional Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Melbia Gates of Oxford; six daughters, Dorothy Smith, Shirley Mitchell, Alma Higginbottom and Mary Barr, all of Oxford, and Rosie Hickey and Flossie Ragland, both of Water Valley; five sons, R.G. Gates, Thomas Gates and Jasper Gates, all of Racine, Wis., and Erwin Gates and Dewain Gates, all of Oxford; one sister, Irene Faulkner of Bastrop, La.; 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren.

Annie Mae Lamb

HAMILTON, Ala. Annie Mae Lamb, 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at the Marion Baptist Medical Center. She was born July 16, 1912, in Mississippi to Jim and Ona Morgan Marcy. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cooper Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. David Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery in Detroit, Ala. Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Lamb of Hamilton, Ala.; one son, Thomas Lamb Jr. of Sumiton, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Leamon and Jimmy Lamb; one sister, Irene Brock; one brother, John Marcy; and her parents, Jim and Ona Marcy.

Florence Richmond

HOLLY SPRINGS Florence Lee Malone Richmond, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Holly Springs Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Spring Hill M.B. Church in Waterford and a homemaker. She was the widow of Monroe Richmond.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilkins Chapel C.M.E. Church in Waterford with the Rev. Nemiah Shields officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three stepdaughters, Clara Mosley of Holly Springs, and Maxine Kirby and Vina B. Davis, both of Memphis; one stepson, William Nelson Richmond of Memphis; one brother, Robert Malone of Benton Harbor, Mich.; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Fannie Moore

RED BANKS Fannie Jean Norman Moore, 42, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was a member of Mt. Newell M.B. Church in Red Banks, where she was a choir leader and a member of the Missionary Society and the Sick Committee. She was a 1974 graduate of Sand Flat High School in Mt. Pleasant. She was an employee of Complex Tool & Molding in Memphis.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Newell M.B. Church with the Rev. Arthur Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, James Moore of Red Banks; one daughter, Letesheal Gabriel Moore of Red Banks; one son, Tavaris Moore of Red Banks; one stepson, Kervin Daugherty of Holly Springs; her father, Clinton Lee Norman of Red Banks; her mother, Fannie Moore Norman of Red Banks; three sisters, Brenda Shnell Moore and Lorine Jeffries, both of Red Banks, and Shirley Ann Norman of Memphis; five brothers, Sgt. George Norman of Fayetteville, N.C., the Rev. C.L. Norman of Chicago, the Rev. Benjamin Norman of Holly Springs, and John Sullivan and Thurman Norman, both of Red Banks; two granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

John Davis

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. John Pershing Davis, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at the Hendersonville Hospital in Hendersonville, Tenn. He was born in Jackson. He was a bomber pilot during World War II.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Buena Vista Cemetery in New Albany.

Survivors include five children, John P. Davis Jr. of Arlington, Texas, Michael A. Davis of Memphis, Charlotte A. Grisham of New Albany, Gary W. Davis of Lebanon, Tenn., and Randle S. Davis of Hendersonville, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren, Traci Hale, Kyle Carone, R.B. Davis, S. Alan Davis, Brandy Davis, Shae Davis, Colby Davis, Ginger Grisham, Katy Anna Grisham, Carly Grisham, Ashley Davis, Heidi Davis, Emily Davis and Patrick Davis; one great-grandchild, Karsyn Alexic Carone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson and Elma Ellison Davis of Jackson; his wife, Doris Coggins Davis; one son, Stephen A. Davis; two grandchildren, Corey M. Davis and Heather Joy Davis; and a brother, Andrew Ellison "Son" Davis.

Pallbearers will be John P. Davis Jr., S. Alan Davis, Michael A. Davis, David Grisham, Gary W. Davis and Randle S. Davis.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First Baptist Church of Corinth, 501 Main St., Corinth, Miss. 38834; or to a favorite charity in memory of John Pershing Davis.

Jack Darr

CORINTH William M. "Jack" Darr, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was the owner of Darr Service Station in Corinth for 53 years and the U-Haul dealer in Corinth for 35 years. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the 155th General Medical Army Corp. He was a member of the VFW. He was a longtime member of Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church, where he was past chairman of the Administrative Council; a member of the Building Committee for the old and new sanctuaries, the fellowship hall and the parsonage; a member of the choir for 44 years; current superintendent of the Sunday School; and current member of the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Royal Knights and Pythinas.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Hathorn and Jack Williams officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou Darr; one daughter, Jackie Lou Darr.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Kelly, David Norman, Ray Hinds, Roy Herman, Dean Pearce and Leonard Pratt.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church choir.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, Highway 72 West, Corinth, Miss. 38834.

Frances Aberthany

CORINTH Frances Griffin Aberthany, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was retired from the Corinth Public School System, where she was employed for many years. Before her employment with the school system, she was a factory seamstress.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, John Rammie Aberthany of Corinth; two brothers, Bill Rex Griffin of J.P. Coleman State Park and Tilman Griffin of Corinth.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Ross, Jerry Moore, Greg Younger and Jody Hamrick.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

L.C. Johnson

L.C. Johnson, 54, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 1, 1943. He was a member of Little Red Oak M.B. Church and an employee of B&B Concrete.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Beasley Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with the Rev. Billy Rainey officiating. Burial will be in the Little Red Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Carrie Lipsey and Jennie Holiday, both of Tupelo, and Sallie Hamilton of Pontotoc; four brothers, Willie C. Johnson of Fort Wayne, Ind., Willie Jr. Johnson of North Carolina, and T.C. Johnson and Elzie Johnson Jr., both of Tupelo.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

Hulbert Spears

BELDEN Hulbert Spears, 52, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of Verona.

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Leria Martindale

COURTLAND Leria Martindale, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Virginia's Nursing Home in Courtland. She was born Aug. 17, 1908, in Panola County to Henry and Pearlie Tippit Hentz. She was the widow of Thomas Lee Martindale. She was a homemaker and farmer, and a member of Pope Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with Dr. Lee Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas H. Martindale and Max D. Martindale, both of Courtland; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Arlis O. Roberts

BALDWYN Arlis O. Roberts, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was a retired Chevrolet mechanic, a farmer and a member of East Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Italian Campaign.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Hoven and the Rev. Gerald Cagle officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lavelle Braden Roberts of Baldwyn; two daughters, Phyllis Scott and her husband, Eddie, of Baldwyn, and Johnnie Hall and her husband, Bobby, of the Alpine community; two sons, Terry Roberts and his wife, Brenda, and Ralph Roberts and his wife, Linda, all of Baldwyn; one sister, Nettie Hendrix of Baldwyn; one brother, Roy Roberts of Baldwyn; seven grandchildren, Bradley Hall, Timothy Hall, Belinda Reynolds, Bridgett Farrar, Michael Roberts, Jamie Roberts and Derrick Roberts; nine great-grandchildren; his extended family, Joe and Linda Roberts, Amy Roberts Bratton, Jody Roberts, and William and Kay Langston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sebbie and Audrey Roberts; a brother, Medford Roberts; and a sister, Odean Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Michael, Larry Edge, Buck Edge, William Langston, Steve Hendrix and Joe Roberts.

Ruth E. Hassell

BALDWYN Ruth E. Hassell, 61, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at her home after a long illless. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Olga Brumley

BOONEVILLE Olga Paden Brumley, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a homemaker, a retired factory worker and a member of the Jumpertown Church of Christ. She was the widow of C.W. "Dock" Brumley.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Haskell Sparks and Minister Beal Coats officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Darrell Brumley and his wife, Betty, of Memphis, and Farrell Brumley and his wife, Marie, of Booneville; one brother, Gene Paden of Memphis; four grandchildren, Steve Brumley, Shelia Tyler, Butch Brumley and John Brumley; nine great-grandchildren.

Inez Henley

EUPORA Inez Henley, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at the Eupora Health Care Center. She was born Sept. 26, 1915, in Webster County. She was a homemaker and a member of Clarkson Baptist Church in Webster County.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Clarkson Baptist Church with the Rev. Elton Chapman and the Rev. John Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Old Cumerland Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat Lewis of West Point and Frances "Butch" McBride of Mathiston; four sisters, Maurine Neal of Walthall, Jewell Hyde of Clarkson, Mary Jane Jenkins of Canton and Sybil Morgan of Calhoun City; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. today.

Arvid Wroten

BOONEVILLE Arvid Luther Wroten, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a brief illness. He was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, and a retired farmer and land owner.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Elwyn McCutchen and Elder Herman Clark officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Wroten; one son, John Wroten, and his wife, Peggy, of Booneville; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Rainey Wroten of Starkville.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o Wilburn Wade, 57 CR 2240, Booneville, Miss. 38829.

Clara Nell Osburn

WEST POINT Clara Nell Osburn, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. She was born in Troy , the daughter of the late Lon and Betty Weeks Herndon. She came to West Point in 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of West End Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Osburn, on Aug. 8, 1995.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Partin officiating. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Nell Kirkland and Alice Kendrick, both of West Point, and Lynn Gentry of Aberdeen; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mattie Lou Edwards of Gulfport; two brothers, Joe Doyle Herndon of New Albany and J.L. Herndon of Nashville, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Kendrick, Trey Kendrick, Todd Gentry, Scott T. Kendrick, Steve Haynes and Sonny Osburn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. T.N. Braddock, Jimmie Pruett, Julius Ward, Charles Watson and Carl Weathers.

Memorials may be made to the West End Baptist Church, P.O. Box 388, West Point, Miss. 39773 or Calvary Baptist Church, 460 McCord St., West Point, Miss. 39773.

Lurline Collum

RED BAY, Ala. Lurline Heavner Collum, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at St. Vincent Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. She was a native of Mississippi, a homemaker and a member of East Side Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Delmar Collum, in 1964.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Charles Maples officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Jimmie and Barney Roper of Pleasant Grove, Ala., and Renee and Jack Dibbell of South New Berlin, N.Y.; three sons, Douglas and Sarah Collum of Columbus, Charles Collum of Encinitas, Calif., and Frankie and Nancy Collum of Red Bay; two sisters, Marie Holland of Red Bay and Bobbie Roye of Amory; three brothers, Paul C. Heavner of Corinth, Smith Heavner of Tupelo and Troy Heavner of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; six grandchildren.

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

James Carpenter Sr.

VINA, Ala. James Hoyt Carpenter Sr., 57, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Russellville Health Care. He was a native of Alabama. He was an employee of Western Auto for 21 years and a member of Five Points Church of Christ. He served in the Alabama National Guard from 1963-1967.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Jerry Brewer and Charles Maples officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Carpenter of Vina, Ala.; two daughters, Freda Lynn Massey and her husband, Mark Massey, and Brandi Nichole Carpenter, all of Vina; one son, James Hoyt Carpenter Jr. of Vina; his mother, Birdie Carpenter of Vina; one sister, Jane Edwards of Vina; two grandchildren, Candi Massey and Chasity Massey, both of Vina.

Pallbearers will be Donald Underwood, Eucelis Underwood, Howard Massey, Rowe Hughes, Rayburn Massey and Floyd Davis.

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

Royce Kenney

RIPLEY Royce Wesley Kenney died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at the Tippah County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. today.

James Putt

SALTILLO James Earl Putt, 57, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a native of Lee County, a Baptist and a retired home care provider. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Virgie Putt.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Steve Carter and the Rev. Dick Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include six sisters, Lillie Mae Hankins, Dot Shepherd and Nell Mauldin, all of Tupelo, Ann Jordan and her husband, Rob, of Winfield, Ala., Cheryl Collins and her husband, Steve, of Wilkesboro, N.C., and Brenda Dry and her husband, Earl, of Plantersville; one brother, Bobby Joe Putt, and his wife, Kathie, of Tillatoba; one sister-in-law, Eunice Putt of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Jeff Barber, Gerald Wages, Dana Carver and Lindsey Sparks.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Camp Blue Bird.

Weems/Armbrister

BESSEMER, Ala. Flora Weems, 80, and her grandson, Jared Lee Armbrister, 16, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at their home as the result of a house fire. Mrs. Weems is a retired employee of Fan Steel Corp. Jared was a student at Hueytown High School and a member of Earnest Methodist Church of Hueytown.

Joint services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Hulon Pruitt officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Weems survivors include two daughters, Betty Lois Livingston of Marysville, Tenn., and Linda Armbrister of Concord, Ala.; one son, Norman Weems of Bessimer; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rivers Mann of Belmont and Dorothy Davis of Tishomingo; two brothers, Burvil McBee of Iuka and Murphy McBee of Crystal River, Fla.

Jared's survivors include his mother, Linda Armbrister of Concord, Ala.; his aunts, Betty Livingston of Marysville, Tenn., and Suzanne Ogle of Virginia; his uncles, Norman Weems of Bessemer, Ala., and Danny Kegley of Virginia; his grandmother, Nancy Kegley of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Lee Armbrister.

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

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