Jackie Arnold, Iuka
Dick Bullard, Booneville
Billy Henry, Vernon, Ala.
William Hill, Eupora
John James, Katy, Texas
Addie Moye, West Point
James Ray, Saltillo
Mary Shumpert, Troy
Eudora Tapp, Ripley
William Thornton, Tupelo
Gregory Townley Sr., Cleburne, Texas
Josh Wheelington, Booneville
Terry Wilson, Pontotoc
KATY, Texas - John Burt James, 61, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in Houston, Texas, after a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 22, 1941, in Bruce. He was a retired senior land man for Unocal Corp. He was a member of he American Association of Petroleum Land Men and the Texas Association of Petroleum Land Men. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Larry Joe Herndon and the Rev. Chris Patrick officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Gracie Goodnight James of Katy, Texas; two daughters, Sondra Carter and husband, Terry, of Amory, and Dianna Lynn Mattera of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Barbara Funderburk of Mobile, Ala.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow N. James and Gertrude Lowery James.
BOONEVILLE - James Edward "Dick" Bullard, 71, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, after a sudden illness. He was a member of Gaston Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. He was a retired masonry contractor and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid golfer and he enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Dowdy and Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ripple Scott Bullard; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dennie and Paul Goldman, and Lisa and Eddie Allen; two sons, Mike Bullard, and Steve Bullard and wife, Tammy; four sisters and their husbands, Jane and Holland Jumper, Betty and Harold Palmer, Glenda and Jimmy Harwood, and Evelyn and Bud Davis; two brothers and their wives, Carl and Mary Lou Bullard, and Cliff and Charleen Bullard; nine grandchildren, Dana Staggs and husband, Michael, DeAnna Bullard, Misty Allen, Amanda Allen, Jennifer Allen, Christi Goldman, Maria Goldman, Cory Bullard and Madison Bullard; two great-grandchildren, Alaina Allen and Elijah Staggs; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Clement and Cora Evelyn Bullard, and five brothers, Winston, John Wayne, Houston, Dorman and Shelby Bullard.
Pallbearers will be Bruce McCutchen, Bobby Maddox, Adrian Edge, Greg Chambers, Lanier Thompson, Don Williams, Phil Worley and Daniel Tucker.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
VERNON, Ala. - Billy Gene Henry, 64, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, in Vernon, Ala. He was born Nov. 28, 1938, in Pickens County, Ala., to the late John W. and Elizabeth Young Henry. He was a Methodist. A diesel mechanic, he worked for Thomas Leasing for several years and retired from F.D. Wilson Trucking in Vernon, Ala.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with the Rev. Donnie Smith officiating. Burial will be in Kennedy Community Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Dean Henry of Fayette, Ala.; six sons, Billy Ray Westbrook and wife, Ann, of Vina, Ala., Tony Henry and wife, Chrissy, of Decatur, Ala., William Jerome Henry and Mark Dewayne Henry, both of Winfield, Ala., Bradley Anderson Henry of Brilliant, Ala., and Christopher Boyd of Germany; two daughters, Carolyn Metcalfe and husband, Houston, of Sulligent, Ala., and Sabrina Blackmon of Fayette, Ala.; three brothers, Willie Mac Henry of Vernon, Ala., West Henry and wife, Beverly, of San Diego, Calif., and Jimmy Henry and wife, Stella, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; three sisters, Minerva Hollis of Columbus, Octavia Dale and husband, William, and Katherine Armstrong and husband, Lester, all of Vernon, Ala.; several grandchildren, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Elizabeth Young Henry; two brothers, Joe L. Henry and Jessie Young; and two sisters, Geneva Rogers and Christine Young.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
IUKA - Jackie Arnold died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at the DeKalb Baptist Medical Center in Fort Payne, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Gregory Townley Sr.
CLEBURNE, Texas - Gregory Dale Townley Sr., 61, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born July 28, 1941, in Lackawanna, N.Y., to John Dale Townley and Mary Sample Townley. He was a supervisor at the Domino's Pizza Commissary in Grand Prairie, Texas. He married Vivian Young McCartney on May 15, 1971, in Lafayette, La. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne, Texas. Burial will be in Green Acres Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Townley of Cleburne, Texas; four daughters, Shannon Townley Brown and husband, Jack, of Cleburne, Texas, Debbie Broussard and husband, Stoney, of Abbeville, La., Robin Duhon of Coppell, Texas, and Lisa Swanson and husband, Jeff, of Cleveland, Tenn.; three sons, Gregory D. Townley Jr. and wife, Christine, of Abbeville, La., Jeff McCartney and wife, Yvonna, of Lavaca, Ark., and Rusty McCartney and wife, Alice, of Hamilton; his parents, John and Mary Townley of Homer, N.Y.; two brothers, Joel Townley of Syracuse, N.Y., and Jay Townley of Liverpool, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
William Lee Thornton, 81, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a deacon at New Lebanon M.B. Church. He was an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Lebanon M.B. Church in Tupelo with Pastor Billy Rainey officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Verona. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Thornton; six children, Jerry Glass Thornton of Verona, Kathryn Thornton-Dalenciaborga and Rutha Mary Thornton-Wallace, both of St. Louis, Mo., Betty Mabry, Bernice Pannell and Fannie R. Copeland, all of Tupelo; five brothers, George I. Thornton, Joseph Thornton and Samuel Thornton, all of Tupelo, Reuben Thornton and Mitchell Thornton, both of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Cornelia Cummings of Belden and Cloteria Cayson of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Thornton; his parents, Joe and Phelina Thornton; a brother, Atwell Thornton; and a sister, Mary L. Thornton.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Flowers may be delivered to the church from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
RIPLEY - Eudora Goolsby Tapp died Monday, June 30, 2003, at her home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
BOONEVILLE - Joshua Eric "Josh" Wheelington, 21, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, in Pontotoc County. He was born Sept. 24, 1981, in Tupelo to Earl and Janice Wheelington. He worked for his father in the logging business and umpired ball games at the city park. He attended the Church of God. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing ball, watching sports on T.V., and spending time with his children and nieces.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tracy Arnold, Bro. James Wells and Bro. Ricky Peebles officiating. Burial will be in the Wheelington Family Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents; a son, Preston Wheelington; a daughter, Harleigh Wheelington; a brother, J.E. Wheelington and wife, Hope, of Booneville; a sister, Jessie Bowens and husband, James, of Houston; his grandparents, Harold and Catherine Richardson of Booneville; his nieces, Christa and Whitney Bowens, and Katerina Wheelington.
Pallbearers will be Brad C. Gann, Jeff Bridges, Jef Floyd, Paul Johnson, Shane Eaton, Kevin Akers, Kenny Floyd, Doug Floyd and Brad Burns.
Visitation will continue at the funeral home until service time today.
SALTILLO - James Bradley Ray, 67, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born July 1, 1935, in Dallas, Texas, to the late James and Mary Maedelle Ray. He was self-employed in real estate and a pilot. He was a member of the Dallas Gun Club and the Big Oaks Country Club. He enjoyed golf, riding his motorcycle, storytelling and the outdoors, and he loved his family and his dogs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clovis Butts officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Rhoades Ray of Saltillo; three children, David "Dave" Thomas Tillery and wife, Monica, of Carrollton, Texas, and Annesa Rizzo and husband, T.J., and Robin Renae Ray, all of Dallas, Texas; a grandson, Evan Thomas Tillery of Carrollton, Texas; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joella and Max Rhoades of Saltillo; a brother-in-law, Jerry Rhoades.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Cooley, Justin Cooley , Reggie Cooper, "Tootie" Cooley, T.J. Rizzo and David Tillery.
His brother-in-law, Jerry Rhoades, will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1134, Tupelo MS 38801.
Mary F. Shumpert
TROY - Mary Flanagan Shumpert, 82, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in Aiken, S.C. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
EUPORA - William A. Hill, 68, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
WEST POINT - Addie Walker Coleman Moye, 92, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. She was born Jan. 6, 1911, in Crawford. She was a homemaker and a member of Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Kevin Thomas officiating. Burial will be in St. Jean Cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include 17 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Bentey Walker, and her mother, Addie Sharp Walker; three sons, William Coleman, Robert Coleman and Willie "Nut" Coleman; a daughter, Annie Jane Kidd; four brothers, Revelation Walker, Galations Walker, Nelson Walker and Ponpious Pilate Walker; and a sister, Annie Belle Walker.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
PONTOTOC - Terry Juanette Wilson, 42, formerly of Woodland, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and, more than anything else, babysitting his grandchildren and playing with them.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Bennie Randolph officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Wilson of Pontotoc; a son, Terry Allen Wilson of Pontotoc; a daughter, Wendy Lopez of Ecru; his grandchildren, Tony, Thomas and Victor Lopez of Ecru; a special friend, Mitize Stenson; five brothers, Rodger Wilson of Tupelo, Robert Earl Wilson of Mantachie, Bobby Wilson and Tommy Wilson of Houlka, and Wayne Wilson of New Albany; four sisters, Debra Swanner of Houlka, Tami Sullivan and Charlene McCammon of Pontotoc, and Clyde Norwood of Water Valley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Modene Wilson; a sister, Judy Wilson; a brother, Randy Wilson; and a set of twins.
Pallbearers will be David Mooneyham, Tony Williams, Charles Lee Holsey, Ismael Lopez, Jim Phillips and Victor Cooper.