Obituaries, Monday, Sept. 4, 2000
COLUMBUS Eva Ming Williams, 89, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Aurora Australis Lodge in Columbus. She was born Nov. 1, 1910, in Ackerman to the late J.A. Cutts and Willie Winston Carroll Cutts. She lived many years in Fayette, Ala., and Brooksville until moving to Columbus in 1998. She was a homemaker and a member of Free Will Baptist Church in Fayette, Ala.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Nowell-Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. Kelly Unger officiating. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby Charles Ming of Brooksville and J.E. "Sonny" Ming and his wife, Frankie, of West Point; one daughter, Jeanette Ming Unger of West Point; one niece, Charolett Howars of Columbus; 15 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, T.A. Ming; her second husband, T.C. Williams; one daughter, Rene Ming Burgess; one brother, Garland Cutts; and one sister, Mitchell Easley.
Pallbearers will be Bobby O'Connor, Kelly O'Connor, John Kennedy, Sykes Howard, J.D. Black and Joe Black.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. D.F. Sumrall, Steve Vaughn, James Black, Charlie Rhea and the staff at Aurora Australis Lodge.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today.
Memorials may be made to Sally Kate Winters Memorial Children's Home, 323 North Division Street, West Point, Miss., 39773.
CALHOUN CITY Billy Clyde Jackson, 68, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired mechanic and a member of Calhoun City Nazarene Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Holloway Jackson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Robbie Winter of Calhoun City and Flora Campbell of Big Creek; four sons, Billy Jackson Jr. of Steveson, Ala., Charlie Jackson, Boyd Russell and Curtis Jackson, all of Calhoun City; two sisters, Nellie Mae Denison of Eades, Tenn., and Mary Elizabeth Witt of Olive Branch; two brothers, Thomas Spencer of Memphis and Eugene Spencer of Ripley; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
ABERDEEN Walter Michael Adams, 43, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Oct. 4, 1956, in Monroe County and was a lifelong resident. He was a former truck driver for Superior Products. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School and a member of the Baptist church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Morris Chandler.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Jason Michael Adams of Hamilton; his father, Walter C. Adams of Aberdeen; one brother, Ricky Adams and his wife, Judy, of Amory; one grandson, Michael Drake Adams; two nieces, April and Ashley Adams.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today.
BEAR CREEK, Ala. Diane Lee Carter, 51, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harmony Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Harmony Grove Cemetery. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Truman L. Carter of Bear Creek, Ala.; her father, Tracie F. Lee of Winfield, Ala.; her mother, Beulah Cochran of Winfield, Ala.; two sons, Truman L. Carter II of Tupelo and Richard H. Carter of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; two daughters, Debra Faith Kuykendal and Rhonda LeJean Sloan of Amory; four grandchildren, two brothers, Sammy T. Lee of Jasper, Ala., and Tracie Lee Jr., of Winfield, Ala.; three sisters, Rejina Aldridge of Winfield, Ala., Opal Edwards of Haleyville, Ala., and Debra Michael of Birmingham; four nieces, two nephews, three great-nephews and one great-niece.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
CORINTH Zola Porterfield, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brush Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Billy Porterfield and his wife, Katheryn, of Corinth; one daughter, Renay Martin and her husband, Wayne, of Walnut; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; one daughter, Faye Holland; one sister, two brothers; and two grandchildren, Serita Modlin and Jason Martin.
Pallbearers will be Keith Porterfield, Eddie Porterfield, William Holland, Jeff Holland, Tracy Martin and Wilbur Prather.
Visitation will be from 5 until 10 p.m. today.
SALTILLO Patsy Lynn Hardin Bonds, 48, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a former phlebotomist at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Carroll Talley and Billy Moody officiating. Burial will be in Jerusalem Church of Christ Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Willie Bonds of Saltillo; one sister, Ruby Hardin of Jackson, Tenn.; one niece, Jennifer Crump of Corinth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Allen Hardin; and her grandparents, Clarance and Ruby Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Scott Callahan, Chris Callahan, Thomas Dunn, Dewey Jackson, Johnny Crump and Woody Wigginton.
OXFORD Maggie Maze Burns "Madie" Loyed, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at her residence. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Congregational Methodist Church in Oxford. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Loyed of Oxford; two daughters, Renae Johnson and Mary "Midge" Tidwell of Oxford; two sons, Randal Loyed of Oxford and Robert E. "Skip" Loyed of Atoka, Tenn.; four sisters, Nellie Townsend of Midwest City, Okla., Methel Shaw of Chelsie, Ala., Jewel Sellers of Irondale, Ala., and Betty Barber of Edmond, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today at her residence.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Home Care and Hospital.
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OXFORD Grace Elizabeth Mullens Glover, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Dec. 13, 1918. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late E.E. Mullens.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Ron Simms and the Rev. Randy Bain officiating. Burial will be in North Oxford Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Lora Glover Ray of Oxford; one son, Thomas Glover of Bruce; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley V. Glover.
Pallbearers will be Timothy Glover, Donald Bennett, Larry Yancy, Danny Miller, Billy Newsom and Charles Dickey.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today.
Birdie Mae Merritt
MYRTLE Birdie Mae Merritt, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Union County to the late D.N. and Annie Brown McNeal. She was a retired factory worker with Irwin B. Schwabe Company and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was the widow of Marvin Merritt Jr.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at United Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jim Hall and Bro. Kevin Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Hall and Carolyn Davis of Myrtle; five grandchildren, Teresa Brown, Glenda Martin, Wanda Gonzales, Frankie Prescott and Jamie Gaines; four great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by six sisters and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be Dave McNeal, Ronnie McNeal, Ed McNeal, Junior Barkley, Jerry Merritt and Robert Merritt.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today.
Charles E. Devall
GOLDEN Charles E. Devall, 63, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Courtyards Nursing Home. He was born July 8, 1937, in Itawamba County to Bob and Emma Reese Devall. He retired from Mueller Brass in Fulton. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with membership at Fairview Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Thompson and Bro. Bobby Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in Bourland Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Charles Hill of Golden; one son and daughter-in-law, Frankie and Misty Devall of Fulton; five grandchildren, Amanda Johnson, Joshua Hill, Joel Hill, Hunter Devall and Shelby Devall; four sisters, Hattie McCreary of Fulton, Dellie Mae Cleveland of Iuka, Martha Rae Fraizier of Delhi, La., and Nancy Walton of Fulton; two brothers, Lee Devall of Mantachie and James Devall of Missouri.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Johnson, Kevin Holcomb, Shelby Ivy, Rusty Johnson, Jeff Palmer, Olen Pritty and Ted Johnson.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time today.
NEW ALBANY Modell Duncan, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
NEW ALBANY Mary Lee Garrison Dye, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Sept. 27, 1914, in Union County to the late David and Florence Hill Garrison. She was a homemaker. She was the widow of William L. Dye.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Adair officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Maggie Lean Baldwin; and one brother, Joel Garrison.
Pallbearers will be Steve Williams, Chris Williams, Billy Joe Vandygriff, Kenneth Gates, Billy Ray Campbell and Bobby Campbell.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. today.
FALKNER Hazel Thornton Griffin, 84, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Tippah County Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Falkner Baptist Church. She was a charter member of Springdale Baptist Church in Ripley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Webb Thornton and Ossie Lee Witt Thornton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating and Bro. Robert Walker and Bro. Bill Foley officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include her husband, Harmon Griffin Jr. of Falkner; two daughters, Margie Lee Sharp of Cleveland and Scottye Sue Stewart and her husband, Bill, of Memphis; two sons, Doyle Gene Griffin of Falkner and John Richard Griffin and his wife, Cathy, of Falkner; three sisters, O.C. Thomas of Ripley, Loverta Weinberger of Atlanta and Mattie Jewel Smith of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Stacy Golden, Ronald Stroupe, Paul Henderson, Mike Curtis, John Griffin, Matt Rakestraw, Matt Keith and William Griffin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ford Bullock, Eddie McMillin, Ronald Jones, Bro. B.W. Bridges, Ray Jackson, Billy Jones, Lester Brock, Willie Harrell, W.E. Wright, Murry Huddleston, Fred Reneau, Dr. Aurelio Muyot, Jamie Gray and Roy LaBarreare.
Ervin McGowan Sr.
SULLIGENT, Ala. Ervin Russell McGowan Sr., 76, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at his residence. He was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Franklin County, Tenn., to the late Espy Ray and Melinda Elizabeth Brown McGowan. He attended the Church of God. He was a member of United Auto Workers AFL-CIO. He worked as a truck driver for American Chain and Cable in Adrian, Mich.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Bro. Billy Ray Adams officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Ervin R. McGowan Jr. of Sulligent; one stepson, Thomas Goodwin of Adrian, Mich.; three daughters, Viola Elaine Pugh of Hamilton, Ala., Patricia Bates of Sulligent, Ala., and Deller Elizabeth Pitts of Shannon; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard McGowan of Battle Creek, Mich.; and one sister, Louise Siler of Tullahoma, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Snider McGowan; one great-grandchild, Andre Thomas Pitts; six brothers, Ray McGowan Jr., Eugene McGowan, John McGowan, Raymond McGowan, Edward McGowan and Grady McGowan.
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Pamela Felicia "Pam" Mosley Daniel, 34, died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000. She was born July 13, 1966, to Francis Mosley and the late Lawrence Armstrong. She was a member of White Hill M.B. Church. She was married to Patrick "Pat" Daniel.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Whitehill M.B. Church with the Rev. Anthony Collier officiating. Burial will be in Porter's Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Francis Rupert and her husband, David, of Tupelo; two sons, LaRoy Daniel and Jon-Von-Ta Daniel; and one daughter, Peausha Daniel, all of Tupelo; four sisters, Lisa Mabry and her husband, Lesley, of Belden, Geanie Ball and her husband, David, and Shawanna Armstrong, all of Pontotoc and Carla Jones and her husband, Anthony, of Plantersville.
She was preceded in death by one son, Pierre Daniel.
Visitation will be from noon until 5 p.m. today.