WREN - Josie Card, 69, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at her son's home in Wren. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale.
BOONEVILLE - Terry Wayne Shinault, 43, died in Monroe County. He was born in Prentiss County to Channie Shinault and the late Andrew Shinault. He was a member of Ruben's Chapel CME Church at Baldwyn. He was self-employed.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ruben's Chapel CME Church with Bro. Isaac Shinault officiating. Burial will be in the Wolf Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Booneville. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Channie Mae Lowery Shinault of Booneville; four sons, Isaac Shinault and Caleb Dwayne Shinault, both of Booneville, Rasheed Shinault of Rienzi and Demario Shinault of Tupelo; four sisters, JoAnn Bean, and Cassie Mitchell and husband, Greg, all of Baldwyn, and Betty Shinault and Teresa Chandler, both of Booneville; three brothers, Charles Lowery of Baldwyn, and Billy Shinault and wife, Deanna, and David Shinault, all of Booneville; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
HOLLY SPRINGS - Prince Edward Brannon, 60, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at his home in Holly Springs. He was formerly of Rochester, N.Y., and Aurora, Ill. He was employed in custodial services at Rust College in Holly Springs. He was a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church of Red Banks and the Masonic Lodge.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Doxey Auditorium at Rust College with the Rev. Sammie A. Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Brittenum Brannon of Holly Springs; two daughters, Kristina Brannon of Rochester, N.Y., and Tametria Hannah Daugherty of Holly Springs; a son, Clevin Ferbie Hannah of Holly Springs; his mother, Lizzie Ruth Keys of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, Cheryl Jones Neal of Aurora, Ill., and Lisa Alford Lewis of Gary, Ind.; six brothers, Odell Brannon and David Jones, both of Aurora, Ill., James Alford III of Memphis, Thomas Alford of Lake Villa, Ill., and Mark Alford and Michael Alford, both of Gary, Ind.; seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Larry D. "Chippie" Brannon, and his father, James E. Alford Jr.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Visitation will continue from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at Rust College. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove M.B. Church at Red Banks.
SULLIGENT, Ala. - Ruby Gray Merchant, 80, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Ala. She was born Oct. 15, 1922, in Lamar County, Ala., She worked at McCoy Manufacturing. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Sulligent, where she was a Sunday school teacher for several years and a member of the Women's Missionary Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Assembly of God in Sulligent with Bro. Edward Puckett and Bro. Charles Flippo officiating. Burial will be in Wofford Cemetery. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Merchant and wife, Pat, of Vernon, Ala., and Sammy Merchant and wife, Patsy, and David Merchant and wife, Kathy, all of Sulligent, Ala.; five daughters, Lovie Ann Compton and husband, Haskell, of Hamilton, Ala., Tommie Lee Foster and husband, Robert, of Sulligent, Ala., Patsy McGee of Millport, Ala., Sue Stanford and husband, W.G., of Vernon, Ala., and Tootsie Corbett and husband, Bennie, of Vernon, Ala.; two brothers, Grady O'Mary of Rock Island, Ill., and Daniel O'Mary of Carbon Cliff, Ill.; a sister, Virginia Guyton of Genesco, Ill.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Bradford Merchant; her parents, William Moody and Annie Bell Hood O'Mary; and three brothers, Gene, Clarence and Osbon O'Mary.
Pallbearers will be Brad Lyons, Tracy Daw, Sammy Merchant Jr., Eddie Wayne Vice, Tony Compton and Johnny Wayne Vice.
BOONEVILLE - Inez Henson Bush, 84, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a native of Prentiss County and the daughter of the late Clay and Jessie Lee Henson. She was a retired retail store clerk and a former teacher at the Booneville Headstart. She was a member of the East Booneville Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Blanche Henson of Booneville; a brother, Clyde Henson of Booneville; four sisters-in-law, Katie Henson of Booneville, Gladys McGill of Guntown, Martha Denton of Memphis and Mildred Reed of Joliet, Ill.; two nieces, Kay Johnson and husband, Rickey, of Booneville, and Carolyn Nolin and husband, Larry, of Waterville, Maine; a great-niece, Amy Johnson; a great-nephew, Joshua Johnson and wife, April; several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, James W. Harper and Everett Bush; and a brother, J.W. "Junior" Henson.
Pallbearers will be C.N. Floyd, Delmer Johnson, Ralph Caver, Kenneth Coker, Chester King and Joe Lambert.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
BLUE SPRINGS - William Virgil "Bill" Henry III, 37, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, in Belden. He was born April 2, 1966, in Pontotoc. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University, an employee of Landmark Furniture and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pontotoc. He was an avid golfer and hunter. He will be missed by his family and his many friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Bryan Scarbrough officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery.
Survivors include his father, Virgil Henry Jr., and stepmother, Debbie Henry, of Belden; his mother, Lynn Corder Henry of Pontotoc; two daughters, Arriann Elizabeth Henry and Katie Ann Henry; three sisters, Connie Fields and husband, Frank, of Pontotoc, Ginger Bethune and husband, Jeff, of Troy, and Julie Norris and husband, Tim, of Pontotoc; a brother, Matt Kinkennon of Belden; his grandmother, Addie Corder of Algoma; his grandfather, Melvin Dowdy of Pontotoc; four nephews; four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Enouch Corder, Mr. and Mrs. Vergil Henry Sr., and Louise Dowdy; and a great-uncle and great-aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Dude McKnight.
Pallbearers will be Gary Griffin, Tim Murphree, Dan Walls, Rick Guntharp, Grant Akers and Gary Corder.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zane Fields and Logan Fields.
ABERDEEN - Frank Marshall Adams, 71, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at his home in Aberdeen. He was born Jan. 14, 2003, in Aberdeen to the late Pete and Willie Tate Adams. He lived in Houston, Texas, for 40 years before returning to Aberdeen six years ago. He was retired. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Baptist church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with the Rev. Todd Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Marie Adams of Florida; two sons, Frank Edward Adams of Alton, Texas, and Jerry Adams and wife, Connie, of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Mae Owen and husband, Johnny, and Frances Weatherly, all of Aberdeen, and Gladys Hanson and husband, Fred, of West Columbia, Texas; two brothers, Walter C. Adams of Aberdeen and Lamar Adams of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Daniel Adams; a brother; and two sisters.
FLORENCE, Ala. - Amy Etta Taylor, 73, died Saturday, June 26, 2003. She was a native of Colbert County, Ala., but had been a resident of Cloverdale, Ala., for the past 23 years. She was a member of Maud Church of Christ, but was attending Salem United Methodist Church of Cloverdale. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt, and was loved by her family and many friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Morrison Funeral Home Chapel in Cherokee, Ala., with Bro. Dwayne McDuff officiating. Burial will be in Allsboro Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Bethany Claunch of Burnsville and Annie Sego of Florence, Ala.; two brothers-in-law, Carroll Harrison and Jamie Sego; seven nieces, Vivian Davis, Linda Lambert, Mary Angel, Mae Jetton, Betty Vickery, Mary Jane Curtis and Martha McDuff; six nephews, John Walker, David Walker, Paul Walker, Robert Harrison, Amos Harrison and James Sego; great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Roxie Mae Massey Taylor; her father, Atlas Claude Taylor; three sisters, Beulah Walker, Matthew Mae "Honey" Taylor and China Harrison; two brothers-in-law, Roy Walker and Weldon Claunch; three nephews, Don Harrison, Roy Walker and Claud Walker.
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Donald Ezelle, 74, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Annie L. Warnick
HOUSTON - Annie L. Warnick, 86, died Saturday, July 26, 2003. She was a native of Calhoun County. She was a retired employee of Rice Stix and a member of Faith Bible Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Southern Funeral Chapel with Bro. Joe Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Ervin Warnick of Houston; a sister, Clarice Howard of West Point; three grandchildren, Corey Warnick, Berkley Warnick and Josey Warnick, all of Aberdeen; one great-grandchild, Alexander Warnick of Aberdeen; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Warnick of Aberdeen; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Warnick; her parents, Ben Howard and Della Stewart Howard; a brother, Lexie Howard; and two sisters, Carmie Brown and Johnnie White.
BOONEVILLE - Mel Tidwell died Saturday, July 26, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
FIFE, Wash. - Tony Dwight Camp, 53, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home.