Dr. Joseph L. Kellum Sr.

TUPELO - Dr. Joseph Leslie Kellum Sr., 83, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born July 1, 1924, in Palo Alto, Calif., to Henry Jackson and Lena Spence Kellum. A graduate of Tupelo High School, he went on to the University of Mississippi, where he graduated in 1948 with a bachelor of arts degree. He taught chemistry at Morehead Junior College in 1949 before earning his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Tennessee in 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 100th Infantry Division, 399th Regiment, in combat in France and Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star with two clusters. He practiced dentistry in Tupelo for 44 years. He was a member of the ADA, the MDA, the First District Dental Society of which he was a past president, and the Tupelo Dental Society. He did volunteer service at the Good Samaritan Free Clinic and was a former member of the Luncheon Civitan Club. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing. He was a member of Gloster Street Church of Christ, where he served as a Wednesday night adult class teacher. He also served as a deacon for West Main, Gloster Street and Saucier Creek churches of Christ. Twice, he and his wife, Marce, served in Guyana with Partners in Progress on dental mission trips. He was a mentor and role model for his five sons.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gloster Street Church of Christ with Bro. James Segars and Bro. Chad Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marce Kellum of Tupelo; five sons, Dr. Joseph Leslie Kellum Jr. (Angela) of Harrahan, La., Dr. Daniel Henry Kellum (Ginger) of Tupelo, Dr. Roy Bradley Kellum (Susan) of Jackson, Dr. Mark Jackson Kellum (Joy) of Tupelo, and Dr. Thomas Neil Kellum (Bobbi) of Tupelo; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer Charbonnet, Joseph Leslie Kellum III, Jackson Kellum, Charlie Kellum, Samuel Kellum, Christopher Kellum, Kate Kellum, Dr. Bradley Kellum, Mary Chris Kellum, Payne Kellum, Tyler Kellum, Darby Kellum, John Thomas Kellum and Neilly Kellum; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Jesse Blake Kellum (Mary) of Cambridge, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Dr. Henry Jackson Kellum Jr., Dr. Agrippa Spence Kellum, Dr. William Carl Kellum Sr. and Raymond Lester Kellum.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be the elders and deacons of Gloster Street Church of Christ; and Eldon Plunkett, James Umphers, Herb Guin and Dale White.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206; or the American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Correction

The obituary for Dessie Lou Jarrell, which was published in Friday's Daily Journal, contained incorrect burial information. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Mary Sansone

OXFORD - Mary Kathryn Sansone, 79, died Wednesday, March 5,2008 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn. Born in Oxford, she was a graduate of University High School and Mrs. Wylie's Business School in Memphis. She was a retired secretary for Tennessee Valley Electric Supply. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Prattville, Ala.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Melanie Vinson of Tupelo; one granddaughter, Kathryn Blair Vinson of Tupelo; one sister, Anita Osborn of Olive Branch; one brother, Buddy Garrett of Holly Springs; nieces and nephews, Cindi Osborn of Hermitage, Tenn., Rich Osborn of Olive Branch, Tina Bales of Atoka, Tenn., Patrick Garrett of Murphreesboro, Tenn., and Christopher Garrett of Memphis; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony J. Sansone; her parents; and one sister.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kayla Mardis

OXFORD - Kayla Nichole Mardis, 15, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis. She was born July 12, 1992, in Union County to James Larry Mardis and Lisa Brock Mardis. She was a student at West Union High School.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany. Bro. Bobby Casteel and Bro. Malcolm Brock will officiate. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Tippah County.

Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Nicholus Lee Lowery of Washington D.C. and Jamie Lee Mardis of Oxford; her grandparents, Stella and Bert Brock of Myrtle, and Cathryn and Bobby Austin of New Albany; her great-grandmother, Macie Burks of New Albany; a special uncle, Shorty Brock.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Joshua Adam Mardis, and her great-grandparents, Mattie and Walter Brock, and Vincent and Lizzie Brock.

Pallbearers will be Nick Lowery, Jonathan Hale, Roy Massey, Chris Kordp, Jonathan Wilson, Jim Craig, Brandon Whitlow, Billy Turner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Frazier and Allen White.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wade Lindsey

SOUTHAVEN - Wade Henderson Lindsey, 74, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto. He was born July 17, 1933, to Cecil Lindsey and Iona Stutts. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He received his bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Mississippi. He taught school for several years at Kossuth and Corinth, where he coached basketball. He later returned to Ole Miss and earned his pharmaceutical degree. An avid Ole Miss fan, he loved sports and being outdoors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Bettye Lindsey of Southaven; one daughter, Roseann Williams (Chris); two granddaughters, Cassie and Carson Williams, all of Zurich, Switzerland; one aunt, Erin Lindsey of Booneville; one niece, Cecelia Chase (Tom) of Atlanta; one nephew, Art Lindsey of Charlotte, N.C.; cousins, Linda and Billy Lindsey of Booneville, Ken Lindsey of Senatobia and Eddie Lindsey of Tupelo; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Gean Horner, Sammy and Mary Rowsey, Marvin and Martha Ross, all of Corinth, Joel Rickman of Walls, and Jerry and Anita Rickman of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Wayne Lindsey; a brother-in-law, Mike Rickman; two uncles,Kyle Lindsey and Chloae Lindsey; and an aunt, Nettie Lee Lindsey.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and until service time Monday.

Jessie Eugene Floyd

GUNTOWN - Jessie Eugene Floyd, 67, died Friday, March 7, 2008, as the result of an automobile accident. He was a mechanic for JESCO and a member of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. He was an avid gardener and fisherman.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Merle Floyd and Bro. Birdell Harp officiating. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Tim Floyd (Sharon) and Jeff Floyd (Beverly), both of Myrtle; two sisters, Berty Johnson (Jimmy) of Saltillo and Helen Guin of Marietta; three brothers, Charles Floyd (Debbie) of Blue Springs, and Titus Floyd and Ken Floyd (Brenda), both of Guntown; eight grandchildren; his fianc┼Że, Ivie Long of Red Bay, Ala.; a special friend, Candice Funderburk of Red Bay.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie James and Minnie L. Floyd; one brother, Glen Mitchell Floyd; and an infant sister.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Funderburk, Scott Guin, Vince Stanley, Grover Jackson, Steve Funderburk and Corey Fetterman.

Honorary pallbearers will be the machine and motor works department at JESCO.

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

Dexter Addington

SMITHVILLE - Dexter Dean Addington, 86, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the Community Hospice in Verona after several months illness. He was born June 14, 1921, in Splunge to Elzie Houston and Leanner Jane Kennedy Addington. He lived in Splunge and in Kenosha, Wis. He attended Smithville and Bethlehem schools, and Itawamba Community College. He married Ovie Simmons in 1949; she died in 2006. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He was a self-employed carpenter and plumber, and a member of the Smithville Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Smithville with Bro. Tim McMillen officiating. Burial will be in Young Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Gilbert Lynn Addington (Tricia) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Phillip Dean Addington of Nettleton; one daughter, Mona Lee Addington Wren (Jim) of Wren; one foster daughter, Donna Tucker Stafford (Dub) of Amory; two sisters, Velda Hetland (Jim) of Amory and Bernice Roberts (Charles) of Wowawitchitau, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Jason Minich, Shane Addington, Paige Frayer, Israel Wren, Noah Wren, Leigh Ellen Wren, Hannah Wilson, Heather Houston, Adam Addington and Houston Addington; 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; four brothers, John, Arthur, Dow and Olen Addington; and four sisters, Wonnie Plunkett, Zora Mae Hughes, Velma Addington and Dorothy Addington.

Pallbearers will be Shane Addington, Israel Wren, Noah Wren, Adam Addington and Houston Addington.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home in Smithville.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 107 Skeet Drive, Verona, MS 38879.

Essie Dee Trice

SHANNON -Essie Dee Trice, 74, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 4, 1934, in Shannon to Hessie Trice and Laura Lee Allison.She was a retired employee of North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Johnson Chapel M.B. Church, where she was president of Missionary Society and a member of the Senior Choir. She loved collecting pictures and researching family history.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Johnson Chapel M.B. Church in Shannon with the Rev. Marvin J. McWhorter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porters Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Lyvelle Foster and Jacqueling Wood, both of Shannon; two brothers, Clifton (Ludie) Trice and Carl (Wilma) Trice, both of Shannon; one aunt, Annie Bell McMarion of Bastrop, Texas; one sister-in-law, Artrie Mae Trice of Verona; 10 nephews, 11 nieces, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and three brothers.

Vistation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the J.W. Porter Chapel. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Monday.

Online condolences canbe made @ www.grayson-portersmortuary.com.

Mary Ann Cody

AMORY - Mary Ann "Blueeyes" Carter Burroughs Cody, 72, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at her home after a long illness. She was born Jan. 20, 1936, in Como to Archie and Cordie Sullivan Carter. She lived in New Orleans and in Amory for the past 40 years. She was a retired inspector for Indian Creek Apparel in Okolona. She was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed her grandchildren and people.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Mike Welch officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Arthur Billy Burroughs (Sherry) of Amory, Paul Burroughs of Tupelo and Larry Dale Cody of Sulligent, Ala.; one son-in-law, Jimmy Britt of Nettleton; one daughter, Angela Burroughs of Aberdeen; special niece, Susan LeBlanc of Baton Rouge, La.; special nephew, Charles "Dinky" Carter of Tupelo; best friend, Que Miller of Okolona; special friends, Bernice Jones and Gene Kearce of Amory; two sisters, Gloria Carey of Picayune and Wilma Beach of Greenwood; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Arthur Burroughs in 1962 and Charles Dale Cody in 1989; three sons, Jessie James, Bobby Frank and J.C. Burroughs; two daughters, Ruby Ruth Knight and Vickie Britt; and a grandson, Gregory Knight.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Smith, Kenny Choate, Jason Burrough, Gene Kearce, Juan Magallon and Chris Windom.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffrey Britt, B.J. Britt, Carlos Magallon, Jessie Magallon and Dr. Dwight McComb.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 207 N. Main St., Amory, MS 38821.

Robbin Hampton

OXFORD - Robbin Jean Hampton, 54, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born March 3, 1953, in Mississippi to Ossie Carter Beard. She was a member of Rivers Hill Church of Christ and a retired employee of Whirlpool in Oxford.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the TOMB Association Building in Oxford. The Rev. Alfred Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Hodges & Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Tony Hampton of Oxford; her mother, Ossie Beard, and stepfather, Otha Lee Buford, of Abbeville; one son, Tony DeMonzell Hampton of Oxford; one stepsister, Teresa Mathis; three stepbrothers, James Buford, Johnnie Buford and Robert Buford, all of Oxford; one grandchild.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James W. Brandon

CLUTE, Texas -James W. Brandon died Thursday, March 6, 2008. He was born March 6, 1932, in Sparta to A.C. and Viola Brandon. He came to Freeport, Texas, in 1950 and became a member of Iron Workers Local 135. After serving in the Army, he returned to iron working until his retirement in 1978. After retiring, he was a rancher for 30 years. His greatest joys were baling hay and riding the tractor. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Stroud Funeral Home in Clute, Texas, with the Rev. Jody Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Gulf Prairie Cemetery in Jones Creek.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty Jo Wright Brandon; three sons, David, Keith and Gary; one brother, Joe; one sister, Lois Maxwell; his grandchildren, Amanda, Megan, Jimmy and Joey (Haeli); his best friend, Chester Majors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Boyd, Russell, J. L. "Buckshot", Frances Kilgore, Sara Davis and Elouise Gordon.

Pallbearers will be Scott Crook, Jeff Stanley, Lee Bryant, Willie Funderburg, Bubba Rape and Jack Taylor.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Stroud Funeral Home.

Memorial condolences may be sent to www.stroudfuneralhome.com.

AnnMae O'Kelley

RIPLEY - Annie Mae "Ann" O'Kelley, 79, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 28, 1928, to Milton and Velma Moore Richardson. She was a member of Turners Chapel Baptist Church. She was a retired certified nurse's assistant at Rest Haven Nursing Home and a former employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gerald Crabb and Bro. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Criswell Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Janet Simpson (Tommy) and Debra Crabb (Gerald), both of Ripley, and Athen Garvin (Rick) of Sherman; two sons, Greg Stokes (Jan) of Tupelo and Jerry Stokes of Ripley; two sisters, Lou Jones of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Kathleen Smith of Ripley; one brother, Bobby Richardson of Ripley; eight grandchildren, Melissa Robertson, Kelli Goodman, Jennifer Kennedy, Kristi Duke, Nicole Taylor, Amy Pannell, Kim Hobson and Bo Stokes; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell O'Kelley; one son, Terry Stokes; her parents, Milton and Velma Moore Richardson; one brother, Herman Richardson; and one grandson, Scott Childers.

Pallbearers will be Chris Pannell, Jerry Robertson, Jody Kennedy, Chris Smith, Brad Taylor and Christopher Duke.

June Sullivan

NETTLETON - Dorothy June Gray Sullivan, 73, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earnestine Clark

WATER VALLEY - Earnestine Clark, 94, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Yalobusha County Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 16, 1913, to Maggie and George Hunter. She was a member of Antioch M.B. Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Baptist Church in Coffeeville with the Rev. Burney Martin officiating. Burial will be in Coffeeville City Cemetery. Hodges & Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Avery and Betty Ward of Water Valley; two stepdaughters, Zella Mae Rounds and Mae Dell Wright; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

John R. Morgan

MICHIE, Tenn. - John R. Morgan, 83, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 4, 1925, in McNairy County, Tenn., to John Roland and Lula Knight Morgan. He was a farmer and a self-employed roofer. He served as county commissioner for McNairy County and as a McNairy County constable. He was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Malcolm George officiating. Burial will be in Whitehouse Cemetery in Michie, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Morgan of Acton, Tenn.; one son, J.R. Morgan of Acton; two daughters, Brenda Morgan (Barry Bowen) of Acton and Betty Geer (Bill) of Corinth; two sisters, Mae Jones of Corinth and Beatrice Sellers of Lebanon, Ohio; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Barbara Morgan Pace; four brothers, Vernon and Roy Clark, Tommy and Eldon Morgan; three sisters, Lela Phillips, Jewel Curtis and Ruby Curtis; a nephew, Eddie Sellers; and a niece, Louise Curtis.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Bessie White

MIAMI, Fla. - Bessie White, formerly of Booneville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in Miami, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Booneville.

Gladys Johnson

OXFORD - Gladys Johnson, 94, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges & Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.

Ripple Justice

MANTACHIE -Ripple Taylor Justice, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, in Tulsa, Okla.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie. Burial will be in the Walton Cemetery.

Gertrude Yates

BOONEVILLE - Gertrude Agnes Yates, 68, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Maudie Jeter Butler

RIPLEY - Maudie Jeter Butler, 87, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. She was born March 23, 1920, to Richard and Melinda Derrick Jeter. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She previously worked at Blue Bells and at Fred's.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Harrison and the Rev. Michael Baker officiating. Burial will be in Lowry United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Louise Jeanes (John), Shelby Bass (Gene) and Brenda Jeanes (Hershel), all of Ripley, Geraldine Mills (Jim) of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, and Lula Ann Rawes (Bob) of Chester, Va.; two sons, John Harold Childs (Bobbie) and Jimmy Childs (Patti), both of Ripley; one brother, Alvin Jeter of Union City, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four husbands, Carl Robertson, Lee Blythe, John Childs and Edward Butler; two sons, Terry Lee Blythe and J.M. Childs; her parents; four sisters, Minnie Cissom, Alma Roberson, Annie Cornelius and Elsie Stewart; two brothers, James Jeter and Rev. Doc Jeter; and one grandchild, Christy Kay Childs.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Jeanes, Lee Roy Harrison, Jason Childs, Brad Childs, Jesse Jones, Brian Hill, Michael Rice and Jonathan Baker.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lowry United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.

To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Helen Appleby

BURNSVILLE - Helen Grisham Appleby, 29, died Friday, March 7, 2008 on County Road 200 in Farmington as the result of an automobile accident. She enjoyed fishing, boat riding and spending time with family and friends. She never met a stranger and was loved by many.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen with Bro. Billy Powers and Bro. Briggs King officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, William Appleby of Burnsville; her parents, Charlotte and Clarence Grisham III of Burnsville; her grandmother, Mary H. Grisham of Burnsville; one brother, Clarence Grisham IV of Burnsville; one sister, Wanda Vandiver (Keith) of Burnsville; four nephews, Blain and Cody Vandiver, and James William and Charles Appleby; two nieces, Katie and Samantha Appleby; an aunt, Martha Mae Grisham; two special friends, Sheree Hill and Mitch Brewer; many cousins.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Kristi Marie Grisham and Rebecca Grisham; an uncle, Buddy "Mack" Grisham; and an aunt, Martha Nell Grisham.

Pallbearers will be William Appleby, Larry Grisham, Clarence Grisham, Keith Vandiver, Scott Crum and Danial Armadez.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shon Bobo, Dr. Al Flannery and Tom Hamm.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Prentiss Jones

TROY - Prentiss Jones died Friday, March 7, 2008, at his home at Troy. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Anna A. O'Connell

RIPLEY -Anna A. O'Connell, 95, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at Tippah County Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born Jan. 9, 1913, to William Bedford Phipps and Lucinda Bond Phipps. She was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Ripley. She was a homemaker and previously owned a bakery in Rich Hill, Mo., with her husband. She loved her family and enjoyed traveling to visit family members throughout the United States. She enjoyed taking an active role in the lives of her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her church life was an important aspect of her life as well.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Kate Ragan officiating. Burial in Tippah Memorial Garden.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Garrison (Harold) of Ripley; two brothers, Bill Phipps (Jean) of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Glen Phipps of Cocoa, Fla.; five grandchildren, Wanda Jackson (Benny), Paula Childs (Stan) and Nancy Bailey (Bobby), all of Ripley, David Garrison of Key West, Fla., and Richard Garrison (Jean) of Nashville, Tenn.; 12 great-grandchildren, Beau Childs (Jenna), Cole Childs (Jessica), Natalie Jackson, Hannah Jackson, Anna Bailey, Matt Bailey, Chloe Bailey and Aaron Bailey, all of Ripley, Lukas Garrison of Ohio, Autumn Garrison of Florida, Lance Garrison and Nickole Garrison, both of Nashville, Tenn.; and one great-great-grandchild, Will Childs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William O'Connell; her parents, William Bedford Phipps and Lucinda Bond Phipps; four sisters, Verna Tompkins, Velma Phillips, Hazel Robinson and Lavina Knight; and two brothers, John C. Phipps and Gene P. Phipps.

Pallbearers will be Benny Jackson, Stan Childs, Bobby Bailey, David Garrison and Richard Garrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be Beau Childs, Cole Childs and Lukas Garrison.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

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