Sarah Bailey, Ecru
Buster Brown, Bartlett, Tenn.
Nell Clayton, Fulton
Bernie Collums, Toccopola
Mable Crum, Corinth
Hattie Davis, Ripley
Rebecca Dickinson, Helena, Ark.
Shelby Dilworth, Memphis
Thetice Evans, Saltillo
Hazel Haywood, Aberdeen
Monroe Ivey, Red Bay, Ala.
William Jackson, Brandon
Lessie Kiddy, Booneville
Linda Lancaster, Vardaman
Gene Lundquist, Aberdeen
U.S. Meardith, Verona
Merrill Morris, Pontotoc
Johnnie Nash, West Point
Gene Oliver, Aberdeen
Eddie Richey, Endville
Randy Savage, Pontotoc
Evion Stevens, Corinth
Billy Stow, Tupelo
Bernice Waters, Baldwyn
Charlie Young, Verona
SALTILLO - Thetice Evans, 85, died Monday, March 26, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Marion County, she was born Sept. 18, 1921, to the late Robert and Mary Emma Hancock Barefoot. She was employed by Sadler Manufacturing as a government quality inspector for many years. She was an avid fan of the Fox News Channel. She was a member of Monument Drive Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tupelo Memorial Park with the Rev. Ron McCully officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Oliver and Sue McCully (Ron), both of Saltillo; one son, Robert Evans (Mary) of Birmingham Ridge; six grandchildren, Danny Evans (Christine) of Albuquerque, N.M., Sandra Oliver (Eugene) of Saltillo, Wendy Williams (Keith) of Columbus, Michael Oliver of Memphis, Scott Oliver of Saltillo and Matthew McCully (Jade) of Savannah, Ga.; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her twin sister, Mytice Robertson; two other sisters; four brothers; and her son-in-law, David Oliver.
Pallbearers will be Scott Oliver, Michael Oliver, Danny Evans, Eugene Oliver, Keith Williams, Sammy McCraw and Matthew McCully.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
PONTOTOC - Randy Duane Savage, 41, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at his home. He was a Baptist. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and uncle. He enjoyed family and friends; attending First Day service; and life in general. He loved God.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ken Hester and Bro. Lewis Harrell officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Keitha Cochran of Pontotoc; his father, Robert Savage of Redwood, N.Y.; two brothers, Michael Savage of Redwood, N.Y., Jack Savage of Plantersville; one sister, Sue King (Ray) of Pontotoc; four nephews, Chris, Brian, Shaun and D.J. Ruth of Pontotoc; two aunts, Muriel Burnham (Charles) of Murphreesboro, Tenn., and Jean Miller of Florida; one uncle, Ralph McCarthy; a good friend, Rod McGillivray.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Raymond McCarthy, and his grandmother, Mildred Hall.
Pallbearers will be Chris and Brian Ruth, Mike Brandon, Scotty McGill, Rod McGillivray and Bobby Derrick.
Visitation will continue from noon to 2 p.m. today.
ECRU - Sarah Lee Hardy Bailey, 89, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born in Pontotoc County. She worked for the Irwin B. Schwabe Co. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and raising flowers, and she loved her family and doing for them.
Services were Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Joe Herndon and Bro. James Lewis officiating. Burial was in Ecru Cemetery.
Survivors include three children, Robert and Ann Bailey, James Frank and Phyllis Bailey, and Sarah and David Nolen, all of Ecru; nine grandchildren, Kim Lorick, Brad Bailey, Scott Bailey, Jon Bailey, Chris Nolen, Keith Cobb, Kevin Cobb, Amber Bailey and Corey Bailey; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Hardy (Lucy) of White Ford, Md.; four sisters, Virgina Gryzbowski of Fisherville, Va., Peggy (Albert) Rodgers of Victoria, and Martha (James) Little and Edna Harris, both of Pontotoc; special cousins, Dorothy and Mary Ann; special caregivers, Charlotte, Lucy and her daughter-in-law, Ann.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Bailey; four brothers, including two infants; three sisters; and her parents, Tom and Dollie Ball Hardy.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Brad, Scott and Jon Bailey, Chris Nolen, Keith and Kevin Cobb, and Danny and Matt Lorick.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
ABERDEEN - Hazel Pope Haywood, 84, formerly of Stonewall, died Monday, March 26, 2007, at Garden Suites Assisted Living in Aberdeen. She was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Stonewall to James T. and Ruth Hurst Pope. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stonewall. She was a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, serving as acting postmaster for two of her 25 years with the USPS.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. David Harrell and the Rev. R.D. Cline officiating. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Stonewall Cemetery in Stonewall.
Survivors include one son, Larry S. Haywood (Faye) of Aberdeen; two grandchildren, Stephen Haywood (Nancy) of Mobile, Ala., and Katherine Haywood of Avon, Colo.; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Glenda Rowell (Jimmy) of Collinsville; special friends and caregivers, Sheila Blanchard, Willie Mae Daniels, Annie Bell Garth and Rosie Moore.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Haywood; a great-grandchild, Ian Charles Haywood; her parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
HELENA, Ark. - Rebecca Dunahoo Dickinson, 86, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Crestpark Inn in Helena, Ark. She was formerly of Booneville. She was a retired sales supervisor for Sears in Memphis, and a member of Audubon Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Sumners Chapel Cemetery in Marietta with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her nephew and caregiver, James Brasel (Lynda) of Helena, Ark.; a host of other nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Harold Dickinson; three sisters; and two brothers.
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Billy J. Stow
TUPELO - Billy J. Stow, 72, died Monday, March 26, 2007, at his residence after an extended illness. He was an active member of Beech Springs Freewill Baptist Church. He was born June 20, 1934, in Cooter, Mo. He was the son of the late August "Bud" and Vernie Dunn Stow and had eight brothers and one sister, all of whom preceded him in death. At age 17, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served for 20 years, retiring as Tech Sergeant. While serving his country he was stationed in Alaska, Guam, Arizona, Vietnam, The Philippines, North Dakota, and Nebraska, just to name a few. After retirement from the Air Force, he moved to the Tupelo area and was employed by Red Kap Industries for several years.
He married the former Sarah Tyra Jones on March 19, 1987. She was his helpmate, traveling companion and his best friend. After they both retired, he enjoyed working with flowers in his yard, traveling and camping, especially in the Western United States. He also loved an afternoon of fishing with a grandson or watching Fox News and discussing politics. All of his grandchildren were his greatest joy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Earl Langley and Bro. Dennis Kizzire Sr. officiating. Entombment with full military honors will be in Lee Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah T. Stow. He was a wonderful and caring father to seven children: Barry Hall of San Antonio, Texas, Angela McAllister (Randall) of Berryville, Ark., Jody Crone (Steve) of Hot Springs, Ark., Patrick Stow of Tupelo, Tonya Jones Kelly (Sam) of Huntsville, Ala., Tammi Jones Coggins (Nickey) of Tupelo, and Tina Jones West (Doug) of Saltillo; a special daughter-in-law, Maria Hall of Canyon Lake, Texas; his father- and mother-in-law, Clovis and Lodeska Tyra of Tupelo, his sister-in-law, Brenda Wright (Jeff) of Olive Branch; brother-in-law, Don Tyra (Patsy) of Mantachie; 22 grandchildren, Amy Hall Lowry (Ben) of Sicily, Italy, Billy Hall and Melody Hall of San Antonio, Texas, Steven Carmack (Wendy) of San Jose, Calif., Bryan Carmack of Biloxi, Matthew Carmack of Biloxi, Aleaha Smith (Nick) of Choteau, Okla., Alysa McAllister of Berryville, Ark., Heather Henderson of Hot Springs, Ark., Haley Halbrook of Hot Springs, Ark., Justin Jones of Hot Springs, Ark., Logan Westbrooke Stow of Durango, Col., Andrew Kelly and Samantha Kelly of Huntsville, Ala., Zack Coggins of Tupelo, Sarah Kay Millican of Tupelo, Nicholas Coggins of Tupelo, Heather West of Mooreville, Chris West of Saltillo, Thad Lewis (Channing) of Saltillo, Harrison West and Hannah West of Saltillo; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Don Tyra, Andy Tyra, Jeffery Wright II, Thad Lewis, Zack Coggins and Gene Knight.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Beech Springs Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 146 County Road 1702, Saltillo, MS 38866.
BARTLETT, Tenn. - Kenneth Reno "Buster" Brown, 84, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at his home in Bartlett, Tenn., after a long illness. He was born July 31, 1922, in Pontotoc County. He married Margaret Louise Wilson on Nov. 24, 1945. He was a machinist for Layne and Bowler, retiring after 31 years. He was a member of Georgian Hills Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Baldwin, Nowell & Clark Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Billy Harmon Reeves and Bro. Calvin Warren officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Louise Wilson Brown; two sons, Larry Brown (Mary) of Arlington, Tenn., and Jeff Brown (Venita) of Leeds, Ala.; grandchildren, Bethany Brown Jolley (Lance), Katie Brown, Christopher Brown, Ashley Brown Darden (Brad), Drew Brown and Allyson Brown; great-grandchildren, Madison and Emma Jolley.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Brown, Louie Dean Ball, Billy Tutor, Bob Todd and Archie McGregor.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.
RIPLEY - Hattie Willard Hogue Davis, 96, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Union County. She reared 12 children.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Barefield officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Union County.
Survivors include four daughters, Eula Potts of Plainfield, Ill., Mary Anne White (Charles) of Falkner, and Maggie Lue Bridges (Darrell) and Dolly May Brock (James Lee), both of Ripley; five sons, Hollis Wayne Davis (Hazel) of Montgomery, Ill., Thomas Gene Davis (Loretta) of Booneville, Billy Davis (Paulette) of Dumas, Ellis Roy Davis (Debbie) of Ripley and John Henry Davis (Belva) of Ripley; one son-in-law, Jim Hall of Blue Mountain; one daughter-in-law, Sue Davis of Blue Mountain; 34 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, 50 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Boyce Hogue of Vicksburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Davis; two daughters, Janie Sue Hall and Helen Louise Davis; one son, William Edward Davis; her parents, Columbus Hogue and Lula Nautry Williams Hogue; a son-in-law, Leonard Potts; five sisters; one brother; two grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Pallbearers will be Terry Brady, Justin Bridges, Bobby Bridges, Danny Davis, Michael Davis, Ronnie Brock and Jerry Brock.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Davis, John Davis, Ronald Potts, Jerry Potts, Charley Potts, Kenneth Hall, Dewayne Hall, Tommy Hall and Darrell Hall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Johnnie Lee Nash
WEST POINT - Johnnie Lee Nash, 83, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the North Miss. Medical Center in West Point. He was born June 29, 1923. He was a good husband and wonderful father. He and Bertha Nash celebrated 50 years of marriage March 16, 2007. He was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Union Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha Nash of West Point; four sons, Jimmy Nash (Danielle) of Pheba, Jessie Nash, Ricky Nash (Shirley) and Bobby Nash, all of West Point; one daughter, Betty Biddle (Lannie) of West Point; one sister, Mae Moore of Starkville; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in West Point.
BALDWYN - Bernice Kent Waters, 69, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at her home in Baldwyn after a long illness. She was born July 26, 1937, in Union County. She was a retired employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing, and a member of Ingram Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and being with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Joel Strahan officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, James Doug Waters of Baldwyn; one daughter, Jane Bone of Baldwyn; one son, Mike Waters (Gail) of Tupelo; one brother, Bondie Kent (Louise) of New Albany; one sister-in-law, Jonnie Kent of New Albany; four grandchildren, Kayla Winters and Trish Winters, both of Baldwyn, Angie Smith of Smithville and Lacy Ramirez of Tupelo; five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, V.M. and Icie Hardy Kent; and three brothers, Billy Kent, Boyce Kent and Buel Kent.
Pallbearers will be Rickey Tapp, Mark Tapp, Rickey McCarley, Hunt Kirk and Bobby Gibs.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lebanon Cemetery Fund.
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VARDAMAN - Linda Carol Morgan Lancaster, 66, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born July 14, 1940, in Vardaman. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church of Bruce. Bro. Robert Earl Alexander will officiate, and Bro. Chris Aldridge, Bro. Neil Gant and Bro. Dale Easley will assist. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery at Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev John Windell Lancaster of Vardaman; one son, John Richard Lancaster of Vardaman; one brother, Tommy Richard Morgan of Vardaman; one nephew, Mark Lancaster of Houston; nieces, Jill Tedder Ethridge of Starkville, Ginger Tedder of Starkville, Erica Tedder Diaz of Houston, Jamie Tedder Graham of Vardaman, Larisa Morgan Waller of Tupelo, Pat Lancaster Easter of Houston, Judy Lancaster of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James "Treetop" Morgan and Virginia Hollingsworth Morgan, and a sister, Sheila Morgan Tedder.
Pallbearers will be Albert Dewitt, Mark Lancaster, Terry Rhodes, Bill Morgan Jr., Carl Hollingsworth, Mark Ethridge, Chris Graham, Mark Hendrix and Mike Morgan.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Southern Baptist preachers of Calhoun County.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund.
VERONA - Charlie Young died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at the Golden Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.
ABERDEEN - Jackie Gene Oliver, 55, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Whitfield. He was born April 10, 1951, in Shannon. He had lived in Amory and Quincy. He worked for Lucky Star in Nettleton and True Temper in Amory. He was a Methodist. He enjoyed fishing.
There will be no formal service. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Dimple Drewery Oliver of Aberdeen, whom he married in 1970; one sister, Mary Oliver of Tupelo.
BRANDON - William Haskell "Jack" Jackson, formerly of Columbus, died Sunday, March 25, 2007. He was born Sept. 29, 1913, in Pontotoc County. He earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Mississippi College in Clinton, where he received 16 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and tennis as well as being named small college All-American. He later received his master's degree and did advanced studies in administration at the University of Mississippi. He served Mississippi schools for 36 years. He was a science teacher and coach at Louisville. He was a high school principal and coach at Indianola. He spent a year at Copiah-Lincoln Junior College. He later went to Hueck's Street Retreat, Tupelo, Houlka and Pass Christian before going to Columbus where he was principal of Fairview Elementary School for 18 years before retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Order of the Red Red Rose.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps for four years during World War II and attained the rank of 2nd lieutenant. He was trained in early radar detection procedures and trained others in chemical warfare.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial will follow in Odd Fellow Cemetery in Starkville.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Graddy Jackson; one son, Charles Jackson (Brenda); two stepsons, Gary Richardson and Danny Richardson (Cindy); one stepdaughter, Carol Ann Grady (Denny).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Holley Jackson and Tressie Elizabeth Sewell Jackson; five brother, Alvis, Odus, Cloyce, Harold and Vernon; two sisters, Wilma and Ruth; and his first wife, Gertrude Carpenter Jackson.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 829, Columbus, MS 39703; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
VERONA - U.L. "Sonny" Meardith died Monday, March 26, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
PONTOTOC - Merrill Ray Morris, 63, died Monday, March 26, 2007, at his home in the Turnpike community. He was born June 16, 1943, in Pontotoc County. He married Sue Lowrey on Jan. 17, 1964. He was a pest control technician for Warren Pest Control, Redd Pest Control and Bug Free. He was a member of Turnpike Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR. He was a devoted husband and a hero to his nephews, always thinking of others before himself.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Baldwin, Nowell & Clark Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Pete Gregory and Bro. Andy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Turnpike Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Lowrey Morris of Turnpike; three sisters, Latona Russell (Danny) and Joy Gafford (Gene), both of Thaxton, and Lynda Bost (Jerry) of Turnpike; one uncle, Marcus Warren; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Nettie Morris; a brother, Roland Morris; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Warren.
Pallbearers will be Fagan Jackson, Bentley Otts, Jeff Gafford, Mike Gafford, Greg Bost and Barry Morris.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.. today and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NMMC Hospice, c/o Health Care Foundation, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Evion B. Stevens
CORINTH - Evion B. Stevens, 74, died Monday, March 26, 2007, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born Feb. 25, 1933, in Mississippi to Exire Jewel Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of the Corinth Church of God.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wallace South and Bro. Mike Tieken officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include five sons, Roger Stevens (April) and Wayne Stevens (Debbie), both of Glen, Billy Stevens and Bobby Stevens, both of Corinth, and Clay Stevens; three daughters, Patricia Henderson (Jeff) and Bernice Hutson (R.B.), both of Corinth, and Mavina Saylors (Larry) of Memphis; one brother, Merlin Jones (Martha) of Walnut; one sister, Helen Soyke of Adale, Ga.; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parent, Exire Jewel Jones; her husband, Marvin Stevens; and a brother, James Thrasher.
Pallbearers will be Presley Jones, Tim Wilbur, Randy Mincy, Chris Modlin, Ray Wallace and Tim Russell.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Modlin, Dennis Modlin and Terry Clark.
RED BAY, Ala. - Johnny Monroe "Ro-Ro" Ivey, 67, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at the Care Center of Red Bay. He was born Dec. 31, 1939, in Tishomingo County to Arlin Lee "Pud" and Ivean Spencer Ivey. He was a former employee of Tiffins and Oakwood Manufacturing. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Donnie Wooten and Bro. Robert Isaacs officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Louise Ivey of Red Bay; one daughter, Jennifer Pounds (Kerry) of Dennis; three grandchildren, Dustin Farris, Brodi Pounds and Laken Pounds, all of Dennis; two brothers, Marcus Ivey (Shirley) of Belmont and Marshall Ivey of Brookhaven; two sisters, Mildred Summerford of Haleyville, Ala., and Rudy Welch (Johnny) of Dyersburg, Tenn.; one brother-in-law, Donnie George (Melody) of Red Bay; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Tina Wooten and Eloise Hays; and four brothers, Dorsey Ivey, William Ivey, Jimmy Dale Ivey and Wayne Ivey.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Farris, Ottis Boyd, Randall Hightower, Jimmy Shewbart, Johnny Hollingsworth and Jay Way.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brodi Pounds, Seth Morgan, Virgil Daily and Adam Henson.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
ABERDEEN - Gene Arthur Lundquist, 69, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at his home in Aberdeen. He was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Highbridge, Wis., to Erick Torene Lundquist and Cecelia Carbon Lundquist. He had lived in Aberdeen since 1995. He retired in 1995 as a stationary engineer for St. Catherine's Hospital in Kenosha, Wis. He was employed at Gilmore Memorial Regional Health Center in Amory. He was a member of Saron Lutheran Church in Ashland, Wis., and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 286 in Kenosha. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 26.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. David Pannel and the Rev. Wade Cook officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Center Hill Cemetery in Hamilton.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy West Lundquist of Aberdeen; three daughters, Tammy Johnson of Aberdeen, Tina Murff of Amory, and Tonya Peloquin (Steve) of Hamilton; one son, Troy Lundquist (Jennifer) of Wren; eight sisters, Hazel Biglow of Ashland, Wis., Dorothy Ewer of Kenosha, Wis., Evelyn Hoffman of St. Cloud, Fla., Helen Singer of Kenosha, Carol Stolarzyk of Sun Prairie, Wis., Karen Morgan of Beleville, Wis., June Lundquist of Ashland, Wis., and Violet Starr of Gilbert, Minn.; four brothers, Alfred Lundquist of Highbridge, Wis., Ernie Lundquist of Ashland, Wis., Gordon Lundquist of Texas and Frank Lundquist of Kalispell, Mont.; 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Tracy Callick, Jeff Stanford, Mike Peters, Rick Peters, Glen West and Lynn West.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Murff, Blake Johnson, Samuel Peloquin, Brady Slupik, Carter Lundquist, Dylan Mackenze, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Sank Owen.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Nell W. Clayton
FULTON - Nell W. Clayton, 81, died Monday, March 26, 2007, at Daniel Health Care. She was born June 25, 1925, in Itawamba County to the late Woody and Tula Hardin Webb. She was a retired aide for Daniel Health Care and a member of the Fulton Church of Christ. She enjoyed working outdoors. She was the widow of Audie Clayton.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Freddie Clayton, Ruble Clayton and Johnny Emerson officiating. Burial will be in the Tilden Community Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie Clayton (Shelia) of Fulton; one granddaughter, Cassondra Clayton of Fulton; one sister, Charlene Webb of Baldwyn; one niece, Betty Qualls of Jackson, Tenn.
Pallbearers will be Don Clayton, Kim Clayton, Glen Eidsen, Richard Davis and Charles Grimes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
MEMPHIS - Shelby Gene Dilworth, 70, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at her home in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.
Bernie L. Collums
TOCCOPOLA - Bernie L. Collums, 83, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at his home. He was a millwright and a Baptist. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in Tarrawa, Saipan, Guam.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Inmon officiating. Burial will follow in Guinn Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Chesteen of Thaxton, Barbara Joan Phillips of Ellisville and Patricia Kemp of Alabama; two sons, Bobby L. Collums of Thaxton and Marty Collums of Ocala, Fla.; two sisters, Jackie Garrison of Arkansas and Peggy Rodgers of Brandon; one brother, Bobby Gene Collums of Reserve, La.; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph M. Collums and Edgel Bridwell Collums, and his wife, Bobbie Louise Collums.
Pallbearers will be Terry Collums, Terrell Collums, Danny Collums, Steve Collums, Allen Collums and Kevin Collums.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon and Brett Collums.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE - Lessie Kiddy, 77, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Prentiss County to Murray Van Buren Goff and Quilla Mae Sims Goff. She was a retired employee of Prentiss Manufacturing and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. She loved her church, gospel singing and her dog, Ace.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Scott and Bro. Floyd Carpenter officiating. Jan Brister will deliver a tribute. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Gary "Joe" Kiddy (Nancy) of Tupelo and Greg Kiddy (Deborah) of Corinth; one granddaughter, Kelsey, of Corinth; five sisters, Jan Brister of Memphis, Barbara McNeece (John) of Florence, Mont., Neva Myers (Curtis) of Lenoir City, Tenn., Faye McCoy of Memphis, and Margie Alexander of Baldwyn; three brothers, J.V. "Dean" Goff and Billy Goff (Janie), both of Memphis, and Bobby Goff of Booneville; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Roy Kiddy, on Aug. 29, 2000; her parents; her infant twin sister, Essie Goff; her infant sister, Dessie Goff; and two brothers, M.D. Goff and Leroy Goff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
CORINTH - Mable Crum died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born July 9, 1943, in Alcorn County to the late Robert Lee and Dolly Willis. She was a homemaker and a member of Hatchie Chapel. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and taking care of her family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Leonard Pratt and the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Hatchie Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Aaron Crum of Walnut; two daughters, Patty Feazell and Debbie Childers; three brothers, Leroy Willis, Delbert Willis and James Willis; two sisters, Ruby Burkhalter and Loraine Dildy, all of Corinth; grandchildren, Rocky Essary, Denise Essary, Kish Feazell, Brian Feazell, Darrell Mullins and Zackery Marcinek; one great-grandchild, Ronnie Joe Essary; the father of her children, Rebon Crum of Walnut.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Mullins, Zackery Marcinek, Rocky Essary, Brian Feazell, Kevin Alstatt, Billy Spencer and Danny Spencer.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
ENDVILLE - James E. "Eddie" Richey Jr., 40, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, as the result of a motorcycle accident in Pontotoc County. He was born Oct. 14, 1966, in Tupelo. He was the founder and owner of Richey Electric. He was a lifelong resident of the Endville community and a member of Endville Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, pool player and music enthusiast, especially Pink Floyd. He will be remembered as a wonderful son, father, brother and friend who never said an unkind word about anyone.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will follow in Endville Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, James E. Richey Sr. and Doris Brandon Richey of Dothan, Ala.; one son, James E. "Jamie" Richey III of Fulton; one daughter, Lacey Alexandria Richey of Tupelo; one sister, Suanja Atherton (Mick) of Belden; his aunts and uncles, Ann and Jimmy Walker of Tupelo, Nancy and Don Brandon of California, Doris and Bobby Richey of Mooreville, and Kathy and Chris Hammack of Canton; one niece, Brandi Atherton of Belden; one nephew, Joseph Atherton of Belden; his brother-in-law and friend, Emrick Lamons of Belden; numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James M. and Lois Richey, and Olen and Bertha Brandon.
Pallbearers will be Trent Jones, Jerry Wayne Nunnellee, Carey Cryder, Greg Cryder, Corey Holloway and Chattney Clemmons.
Wesley Brandon will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Endville Cemetery Fund, c/o Brooks and Sandra Steele, 88 Endville Road, Belden, MS 38826.
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Mr. James "Eddie" Richey Jr.
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4 to 8 p.m. Today