Flossie Barkley, New Albany

Leah Bogue, Etta

Charles Brigance, Byhalia

Mandella Burdine, Tupelo

Doris Childress, Oxford

Mario Crosilla, Belden

Mary Diggs, Aberdeen

Gladys Farr, Pontotoc

Slim Graham, Wheeler

Tommy Grice, Baldwyn

Beatrice Hall, Houlka

Charley Hill, Corinth

Bill Milam, Corinth

Nettie Morris, Pontotoc

Dick O'Keefe, Auburn

Maxine Palmer, Guntown

Frances Price, Nashville

Clara Reeves, Collierville, Tenn.

Janice Sims, Cairo

Bob Smith, Ripley

Larry Smith, Fulton

Carolyn Snyder, Houston

Bill Stoker Jr., New Albany

Rev. Willie Stone, Fort Worth, Texas

Fritz Tabbert, Amory

Nita Tays, Booneville

Marcelle Travis, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Earlene Tyer, New Albany

F. Perry White, Houston

W/E-MUG

Marcelle B. Travis

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - Marcelle B. Travis, 78, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at her home in Florida after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Rabat, Morocco, to the late Levi and Rica Bensoussan. She had lived in Verona for many years. She was a homemaker and beloved mother and Mamaw.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Paul Sims officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include home son, Ronnie Travis, with whom she resided in Florida; two daughters, Linda Scruggs Horn (Mike) of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Joyce T. McKinney (Pete) of Nettleton; four granddaughters and four grandsons; 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis A. Travis; two sons, Jerry D. Travis and Johnny L. Travis Sr.; and two grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Richard and Shayne Scruggs, Pete, Chuck and Jason McKinney, and Mike Horn.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Flossie Barkley

NEW ALBANY - Flossie Bernice Barkley, 94, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at Union County Health and Rehab. She was born Nov. 22, 1912, in Phil Campbell, Ala., to the late Jessie Hampton and Callie Holt Hampton. She was a homemaker and attended Center Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her flowers.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Kenny Adair and Bro. Charles Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Jones Memorial Cemetery at Jugfork.

Survivors include one son, Wayne Barkley (Gwynn) of New Albany; two daughters, Lavenia Langley of Sherman and Inez Roberts of New Albany; one brother, Adrian Hampton of Blue Springs; one sister, Nellov Malone of Sherman; 15 grandchildren, Rhonda Nichols (Joe), Shelia Todd (Kelly), Rena Warren (Bryan), Gary Roberts (Tracie), Jean Guin, Sue Chunn (Mike), Joyce Thomas (Billy Wray), Debbie Roaten, Sandra Dye (Terry), Sherrie Williams (David), Danny Merritt (Lee), Angiela Smithey (Bobby), Jeff Barkley (Tina), Michele McGill (Shannon) and Lori Frain; 35 great-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marion Barkley; a daughter, Jennie Merritt; three infant children; two sisters, three brothers and three sons-in-law.

Pallbearers will be Joe Nichols, Billy Wray Thomas, Mike Chunn, Bryan Warren, Jeff Barkley, David Williams, Bobby Smithey, Terry Dye, Danny Merritt, Gary Roberts, Shannon McGill and Dean Roaten.

Doris Childress

OXFORD - Doris Sanders Childress, 82, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a lifelong resident of Oxford. She was an honor graduate of Mississippi University for Women with a degree in home economics and a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a master of science degree. She taught home economics at Taylor High School, University High School and Lafayette County High School. After retiring in 1989, President George H.W. Bush issued a special letter commending her service to the student of Lafayette County. She was a member of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church for 64 years. She was an avid gardener and quilter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren Black and the Rev. Claire Dobbs officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Noel A. Childress of Oxford; one daughter, Lauren Childress of Dallas, Texas; one son, David A. Childress (Kim) of Nashville; three sisters, Dilma Sanders Simpson of Byhalia, Fay Sanders Boyett of Starkville and Mary Sanders Beard of Oxford; three grandchildren, Taylor Winfrey Childress, Whitney Blake Childress and Collin Arthur Childress, all of Nashville.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Oxford-University United Methodist Church Building for Life Fund, 424 S. 10th St., Oxford, MS 38655.

PEGUES AD

Mrs. Frances McKissick

Saltillo

2 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Lee Memorial Park

Mrs. Marcelle B. Travis

New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Formerly of Tupelo

1 p.m. Friday

Jefferson Street Chapel

Lee Memorial Park

Visitation

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today

10 a.m. at service time Friday

Mr. Mario Crosilla

Belden

Arrangements incomplete

Maxine Palmer

GUNTOWN - Maxine Palmer, 83, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Purnell's Pride in Tupelo. She was a Methodist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Dewayne Palmer and Bro. Eddie Boutwell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Holcomb (Danny) of Mantachie; one son, Jerry Palmer (Dorothy) of Unity; two sisters, Ione Williams and Dolly Byrd (Gil), both of Unity; grandchildren, Shirley Wright, Rodney Palmer, Kimberly Lacy and Tammy Banning; great-grandchildren, Nicole Miller, Morgan Palmer, Dustin Whitaker, John Robert Whitaker, Jamie Palmer, Caley Lacey, Laura Lacey, Anthony Rowe, Alexanderia Banning and David Banning II; great-great-grandchildren, Andrew and Austin Miller; half brother, Charles Walter Palmer of Guntown; two half sisters, Pat Dorman and Sherry Wigginton, both of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Palmer; a daughter, Shirley Ann Palmer; and her parents, Walter and Erma Brooks Palmer.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Whitaker, John Whitaker, Jeffery Byrd, Charles Wright, Charles Holcomb and Rodney Palmer.

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

Mandella C. Burdine

TUPELO - Mandella C. Burdine, 72, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 15, 1936, in Lee County to Sheron and Cardella Everson Clark. She was a retired employee of the Ramada Inn in Tupelo and a member of New Salem M.B. Church in Pontotoc;

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Salem M.B. Church in Pontotoc. The Rev. Carl Shack will officiate, and the Rev. Curtis McKinney will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Jennie B. Garmon (Henry) of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Lavoria, Corneilus and Deaon Garmon of Tupelo; four great-grandchildren, Jaylen McGaughy, and Jordan, Jayshawn and Jacolby Garmon, all of Tupelo; five sisters, Rosie Heard of Grand Rapids, Mich., Lucille Townsend (Willie) of Pontotoc, Minnie Williams of Shannon, Mary Ana Edmond of Tupelo and Gladys Holmes of Houston; one brother, Sheron Clark Jr. of Grand Rapids; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sheron and Cardella Everson Clark, and two sisters, Elizabeth Starks and Estella Townsend.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time. Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.Grayson-PortersMortuary.com.

Fritz Tabbert

AMORY - Frederick Dulaney "Fritz" Tabbert, 51, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at his home after several months of illness. He was born Aug. 9, 1955, in Mobile, Ala., to the late Frederick V. and Mary Givhan Tabbert. He was a 1973 graduate of Amory High School and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany. He was employed in construction in Decatur, Ala. He lived in Memphis, and Phil Campbell, Ala., and in Amory for the past six weeks. He was a Methodist. He enjoyed reading and fishing.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Haughton Memorial Park with Bro. Aubrey Boren officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Joshua Dulaney Tabbert (Christie) of Phil Campbell, Ala.; three sisters, Marcia Archer of Amory, and Karen Cox (John) and Nedra Chauvin (Andy), both of Trussville, Ala.; one grandchild, Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, James C. Archer.

Pallbearers will be John Isaac Cox, John Cox, Chris Erikson, Mike Hathcock, Bunky Goza and Kyle Thompson.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1123 Legion Drive, Amory, MS 38821; or American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.

Frances Price

NASHVILLE - Frances Price, 86, formerly of Iuka, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.

Mary Diggs

ABERDEEN - Mary Diggs died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Meadow Hills Personal Care Home in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

Rev. Willie E. Stone

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Rev. Willie E. Stone died in Fort Worth, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

Nita Tays

BOONEVILLE - Nita Jo Tays, 59, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mario Crosilla

BELDEN - Mario Crosilla, 87, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Janice B. Sims

CAIRO - Janice B. Sims, 56, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville.

Clara Reeves

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - Clara Regenhardt Reeves, 77, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at her home in Collierville, Tenn. She was born in Alcorn County, the daughter of T.F. "Fred" and Naomi Monroe McDowell. She was a retired construction accountant and a member of Collierville First Baptist Church. She was a member of the senior choir and song leader of the Sunday School Department. She enjoyed music and loved her family. She was always cheerful and made friends everywhere she went.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Collierville with Dr. Chuck Herring officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Henry Cemetery in Corinth with the Rev. Harris Counce officiating. McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Reeves of Collierville, Tenn.; two sons, David Regenhardt (Barbara) of Collierville and Mark Regenhardt (Leslie) of Cordova, Tenn.; one stepson, Tony Reeves (Sherry) of Olive Branch; one stepdaughter, Debbie Reeves of Olive Branch; one brother, Charles McDowell of Memphis; two granddaughters, Ashley Riddle of Collierville and Amanda Harrison (Chris) of Cordova; four stepgrandsons, Matthew Dotson, Conner and Garrett Reeves, and Bryce Dodson (Christina); two great-granddaughters, Peyton Riddle and Aidan Harrison; one niece, Julie Howe (John) of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband and the father of her children, Will Regenhardt; a brother, Hance Ray McDowell; and a sister-in-law, Mary McDowell.

Pallbearers will be Ed Richardson, Eddie Cockrell, Leon Dixon, Chris Harrison, Matthew Dotson and Don Pace.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Collierville.

Memorials may be made to the Wings Foundation at West Clinic or First Baptist Church Building Fund in Collierville.

Tommy Grice

BALDWYN - Tommy Lee Grice died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Bob Smith

RIPLEY - Robert Lawrence "Bob" Smith, 68, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was retired from Coca-Cola in Memphis. He was a former maintenance supervisor for the First Baptist Church in Ripley. He was a bus driver for the South Tippah School District and a sales associate at Wal-Mart. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Ripley with Dr. Rex Yancey officiating. Burial will be in Jacob's Chapel Cemetery in Blue Mountain. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Carrie Brooks Smith of Ripley; one son, Tim Smith (Vicki Nelms Smith) of Ripley; three brothers, James "Jim" Smith (Linda Braddock Smith) of Shreveport, La., Lamar Smith (Lorene Gaillard Smith) of Memphis and William "Bubby" Smith (Barbara Wright Smith) of Hot Springs, Ark.; one grandson, Lawrence Brett Smith of Ripley; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, L.P. and Sallie Lee Childers Smith.

Pallbearers will be Rayburn Jennings, Paul Lowry, Kenny James, David Duncan, Lonnie Goolsby and Tom Shackelford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brett Smith, Richard A. Johnson and Edward Carter; the deacons of the First Baptist Church; the bus drivers of the South Tippah School District; and associates of Wal-Mart.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 a.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Special Needs Fund, 202 E. Pine St., Ripley, MS 38663.

Larry Smith

FULTON - Larry Joel Smith, 60, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. He was born May 27, 1946, to Leonard J. ad Faye Wheeler Smith. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. He was retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation after 25 years. He enjoyed hunting and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Services will be at noon today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Bro. Bill Adams will officiate, and Bro. Charles Holcomb will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Peggy Smith of Fulton; one son, Jason Smith (Emily) of Southaven; his mother, Faye Barber (Ray) of Fulton; one brother, Ricky Smith (Cynthia) of Fulton; two grandchildren, Cade Smith and Noah Thomas Smith, both of Southaven; one niece, Leigh Smith of Fulton; one nephew, Wesley Rogers (Karen) of Montgomery, Ala.; one stepbrother, Mike Barber of Fulton; one stepsister, Nan Jernigan of Worthington Springs, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Smith.

Pallbearers will be Billy Hawkins, Wesley Rogers, Danny Smith, Tony Green, and current employees and former co-workers of MDOT.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today.

Earlene Tyer

NEW ALBANY - Earlene Montgomery Tyer, 91, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the Magnolia Place in New Albany. She was born Nov. 30, 1915, in Union County to the late Claude Montgomery and Lee Rutledge Montgomery. She was a retired seamstress and a member of the First Baptist Church of New Albany.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tom Sumrall officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park of New Albany.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Tyer (Wanda) of Germantown, Tenn.; one sister, Maybelline Kirk of Horn Lake; one brother, J.C. Montgomery of Southaven; two granddaughters, Jennifer Tyer and Sarah Tyer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Montgomery and Lee Rutledge Montgomery; her husband, Wilson Tyer; a son, Jackie Tyer; and a granddaughter, Kathryn Ann Tyer.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund in New Albany.

Charles Brigance

BYHALIA - Charles Brigance, 66, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. He was born Nov. 20, 1940, in Mississippi to the late Jack Brigance and Ollie Mae Ford Brigance. He was a heavy equipment operator for Marshall County.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the family's home at 2301 Clear Creek Road in Lamar. Bro. Frank Feathers will officiate. Burial will be in the John K. Skelton Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Timothy Brigance (Lynn) of Pheba and Kenneth Brigance of Lamar; one daughter, Julie Brigance of Barton; his former wife, Connie Brigance of Lamar; seven brothers, Bobby Card, Neil Brigance and Columbus Brigance, all of Barton, J.C. Brigance of Southaven, Billy Holmes and Terry Holmes of Red Banks, and Doug Card of Collierville, Tenn.; five sisters, Dorothy Guess and Lisa Campbell of Barton, Debbie Bennett of Sardis, Betty Ann Henderson of Collierville, Tenn., and Regina Ruckle of Olive Branch; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Dick O'Keefe

AUBURN - Richard "Dick" O'Keefe, 70, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.

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Richard "Dick" O'Keefe

Auburn

Arrangements Incomplete

Beatrice Hall

HOULKA - Beatrice Lundy Hall, 80, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a member of Schooner Valley Baptist Church. She had been housebound for several years. She loved to have her family near her, and enjoyed quilting, crocheting and fishing.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Larry Smith and the Rev. Waymon Betts officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel in Union.

Survivors include six children, Joe Hall of Philadelphia, Pa., Mary Dye of Pontotoc, Earlene Greenwood and Virginia Anderson, both of Houlka, and David Hall of Van Vleet; one stepdaughter, Katheleen Buford of Truman, Ark.; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Matthews of Union.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Monroe Hall, and a grandchild, Brian Keith Watson.

Pallbearers will be Joey Hall, Jason Hall, Wayne McCraw, Scott Hall, Sonny Winstead, Dennis Winstead, Johnny Adams, Gerald Thompson and Easton Hall.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Bill Stoker Jr.

NEW ALBANY - Earl William "Bill" Stoker Jr., 64, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at his home. He was born May 24, 1942, in Darlington, Md., to Maxine Taylor Stoker and the late Earl William Stoker Sr. He was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church. He was retired from the military, serving in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Pound officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Nolen Stoker; his mother, Maxine Taylor Stoker of Darlington, Md.; one daughter, Jaclyn Meador of New Albany; two stepdaughters, Tammy Petty (David) and Lisa Chandler (Ricky) of Clarksdale, Tenn.; one sister, Sandra Kaye of Havre DeGrace, Md.; one brother, Robert Stoker of Allentown, Pa.; two grandchildren, Dylan Meador and Ethen Freimiller; three stepgrandchildren, Christpher Petty, Rachel Petty and Joshua Stuard.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Gary Lewis Stoker.

Charley B. Hill

CORINTH - Charley B. "Papa Chuck" Hill, 82, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hight Funeral Home Park Chapel. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Laurel.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Carolyn Snyder

HOUSTON - Carolyn A. Snyder, 84, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born May 4, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo., to the late Charles and Louise Jones Stickerod. She was a graduate of the University of Northwest Missouri and the University of Mississippi. She was a dedicated school teacher, retiring from Houston Public Schools after 36 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Houston and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She married Versie A. Snyder in July 10, 1949, in Clarksdale. He preceded her in death.

Services and burial will be in Linden Cemetery in Rockport, Mo. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a sister, Charlotte Garland (Velmer) of Darlington, Mo.; two nephews, Steven Garland (Lynda) of Prince Frederick, Md., and David Garland (Jerri) of Darlington, Mo.; one great-nephew, Justin Garland of Darlington, Mo.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel.

HOLLAND-HARRIS

Mrs. Carolyn Snyder

Houston

Visitation

4-6 p.m. today

Tupelo Chapel

Burial

Linden Cemetery

Rockport, Mo.

Bill Milam

CORINTH - Roger William "Bill" Milam, 50, died Wednesday, March 31, 2007, at his home in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leah Bogue

ETTA - Leah Grace Bogue, infant, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

A private graveside service will be Friday with the Rev. Annette Ford officiating. A public memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Taylor United Methodist Church with the Rev. Annette Ford officiating. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Scottie and Jennifer Bogue of Etta; her grandparents, Richard and Jeannie McCoy of Taylor, Phil and Loretta Bogue of Oxford, and Larry and Kathy Scott of New Albany; her great-grandmothers, Laurene Scott of New Albany and Janette Shipp of Taylor; her great-grandfather, Garland McCoy of Batesville; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Taylor United Methodist Church, 294 Hwy. 328, Oxford, MS 38655 or Bethel Cemetery Fund, 1209 State Road 355, Etta, MS 38627.

Curtis Jones

ABERDEEN - Funeral services for Curtis Dean Jones, 48, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danny Gladney officiating. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born June 29, 1958, in Monroe County to Charlie Mae Jones and the late Willie "Prader" Gillespie. He was a member of Third Mt. Olive Church in West Point. He was a hard worker, a faithful husband, loving father, caring brother and peaceful friend.

Survivors include his wife, Genann Jones, whom he married Jan. 16, 1982; one daughter, Sophia Lauren Jones of Aberdeen; five sisters, Irene Jones Lenoir of Aberdeen, Brenda Lee of Columbus, Patricia McFarland of Ridgeland, Amanda Jones of Fayetteville, N.C., and Jennifer Cannon of Burbank, Calif.; two brothers, Johnny Jones of West Point and Percy Lamont Gillespie of Aberdeen; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.

Gladys Farr

PONTOTOC - Gladys Yvonne Zinn Farr, 69, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a native of Calhoun County. She was a member of Springville Chapel M.B. Church, where she was Sunday school secretary, Missionary Board member and youth director. She loved to cook and babysit. She was the widow of Guy Farr.

Services will be at noon Friday at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Farr of Pontotoc; one daughter, Paula Herrod (Anthony) of Southaven; one stepson, James Farr (Geneva) of Chicago; two stepdaughters, Kathleen Zinn and Peggy Farr, both of Pontotoc; three sisters, Annie Williams (Lamuel) of Pontotoc, Berniece Kent (Joe) of Buffalo, Ky., and Margie Holt of Louisville, Ky.; five grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today and family hour from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Slim Graham

WHEELER - Charles "Slim" Graham, 72, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at his home. He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Osborne Baptist Church.

Services were Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn. Bro. Marty Roberts officiated. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Enga Hoard (Anthony) of Wheeler; one sister, Betty Roberts of Booneville; one brother, Wesley Graham of Wheeler; one grandson, Matthew Thompson of Wheeler; a goddaughter, Gina Holloway of Wheeler; a special friend, Joy Joyner of Hickory Flat.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hallie and Bessie Hendrix Graham; his wife, Nada Robinson Graham; and a brother, Horace Graham.

Pallbearers were Matthew Thompson, Randy Hale, Jeffery Fugitt, Kenny R. Graham, Sam Roberts and Robbie Gumm.

Nettie Morris

PONTOTOC - Nettie Morris, 91, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc after a long illness. She was born Dec. 17, 1915, in Pontotoc County. She married Grover Morris on Nov. 4, 1934. She was a retired seamstress for Meadow Sports Wear. She was a member of Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, where she taught the 5- and 6-year-old Sunday school. She enjoyed going to church and working in her yard. She was a devoted wife, and a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Baldwin, Nowell & Clark Funeral Directors with Bro. Benny McKinney, Bro. Pete Gregory and Bro. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery in Pontotoc County.

Survivors include three daughters, Joy Gafford (Gene) and Tonie Russell (Danny), both of Thaxton, and Lynda Bost (Jerry) of the Turnpike community; one son, Merrill Ray Morris (Sue) of the Turnpike community; one brother, Marcus Warren of Pontotoc; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Morris; a son, Roland Morris; her parents, Johnnie Randolph Warren and Vera Winona Harrison Warren; and two sisters, Gussie Ard and Lettye Russell.

Pallbearers will be Greg Bost, Barry Morris, Mike Gafford, Jimmy Owens, Berry Kentner and Clayton Harrison.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church or to a church of the donor's choice.

W/E-MAIL MUG

F. Perry White

HOUSTON - F. Perry White, 91, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at his home in Houston. He was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Waterloo, Ala., to the late Columbus and Hattie Austin White. After finishing high school at Burnsville, he received his B.S. degree from Florence State Teachers College in Florence, Ala., and his master's degree from Mississippi State University. He later worked toward a doctorate from the University of Mississippi.

His career in education began in 1935 and spanned 39 years, most of which he served as principal. He also taught history, coached basketball and served as guidance counselor. Through the years he served many school systems in North Mississippi, including Burnsville, Belmont, Fulton, Fairview, Sherman, Houston, Potts Camp and Macon. While at Houston in 1962 he chose it as his place of retirement and built a home, returning after retiring from North Panola High School at Sardis in 1974. A year later, he was asked to serve as Headmaster at Chickasaw Academy in Van Vleet, which he did for two years before retiring again in 1977. Throughout his career, he helped student in whatever ways he could to pursue their educational goals, whether by example, encouragement, mentoring, or helping them obtain scholarships.

Early in life he sang in a gospel quartet and played the fiddle. After retiring, he pursued singing and songwriting, and wrote numerous gospel songs. He traveled regularly to singing conventions and served a year as president of the Mississippi State gospel Singing Convention.

He was a member and sang in the choir at the First Baptist Church in Houston.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church with Bro. Mike Childs, Bro. Randy Rinehart and Bro. Don Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lavern Kirk White of Houston; one daughter, Maxine Shanks of Chattanooga; two grandchildren reared in the home, Cathy Wallace of Chattanooga and Carl Wallace of Houston; one sister, Frances Hall (Onice) of Tupelo; two brothers, Berlin White (Nona) of Iuka and Chalmer White (Gloria) of Rye; two stepchildren, Rexie Mann of Florence, Miss., and Scott Kirk of Etta; two grandchildren, Carrie Morrow of Trenton, Ga., and John Shanks of Oxford; three great-grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Vera Jane White and Betty Jean White Wallace; a sister, Inez Seaton; and two brothers, Elton White and Fred White.

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

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