Mary Effie Massey

WALLS – Mary Effie Massey, 90, formerly of Ripley, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at the Golden Living Center in Southaven. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Bro. Jerry Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Box Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Seckt (Roy) of Walls; one son, Edward Massey (Judith) of Olive Branch; three sisters, Prudence Storey of Booneville, and Katherine Palmer and Maxine Burnett, both of Rienzi; five grandchildren, Wanda Seckt, Theresa Seckt, Janie Craig, Denise James and Monica Massey; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Massey; a daughter, Mary Ellen Massey; and a son, Harrison Massey.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Sammey E. Hall

PLANTERSVILLE – Sammey E. Hall, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. A native of Itawamba County, he was born May 12, 1928, to the late Wilie Alford and Philippa Sargeant Hall. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired truck driver. He enjoyed playing dominoes, shooting pool, yard work and the outdoors.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Beth Thomason officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Bettye Mae Stanford Hall of Plantersville; two daughters, Kathy Hull (Dennis) of Boone, N.C., and Phyllis D. Leonard (Dick) of Madison, Ala.; one son, Barry E. Hall Sr. of Tupelo; two sisters, Bobbie Rachel Farris of Belden and Sandra Gayle Jones of Opelika, Ala.; four grandchildren, Terri E. Hall (Elmer), Barry E. “Buddy” Hall, Angela K. Mitchell (Chris) and Richard Y. “Trey” Leonard III; three great-grandchildren, Corrina, Colby and Cason Hall; and a special friend, Diane McKissack.

He was preceded in death by parents and two brothers, Jackie D. Hall and Tony Hall.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Freddy Ray Stanford, David Stanford, Robbie Hall, Michael Hall, Justin Hall and William Gregory Jones.

Memorials may be made to The Green Houses at Traceway, 2800 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801; or The Alzheimer's Society, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216.

Patrick Cantrelle

COLUMBUS – Patrick Cantrelle, 67, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at his home in Columbus. He was born Oct. 21, 1939, in New Orleans to the late Frances Rita Spalitta and Patrick J. Cantrelle. He was a retired BellSouth electronics technician with 27 years of service. He was a member of Shaeffer’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a veteran of U.S. Navy. He married Patricia Smith Cantrelle on June 6, 1970, in West Point.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Staggs officiating and Dr. Walt Porter assisting. Burial will follow in Vinton Cemetery in West Point.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Smith Cantrelle of Columbus; two daughters, Denise Cantrelle Cassata of Houston, Texas, and Brandi Cantrelle Nichols (Chris) of West Point; three grandchildren, Nicolas Patrick Cassata, Patricia Iris Jumper-Nichols and Lucas Anthony Nichols; one sister, Carol Cantrelle Drell (Ted) of Houston, Texas; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Frank Spalitta, Donald Drell, Carey Upton, Ted Drell, Wesley Turnage and Tommy Simmons.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of Telephone Pioneers of America and the medical staff of Baptist Memorial Hospital.

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

Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701; Heart to Heart Hospice, 100 Russell St., Starkville, MS 39759; or the American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main St., Suite 1, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Charlene A. Yeager

LAMAR – Charlene A. Yeager, 63, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Lamar. Burial will be in Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Lamar. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Earl Yeager Sr. of Lamar; one son, Buck Yeager Jr. (Lannie) of Lamar; one daughter, Angie Weldon (George) of Lamar; two sisters, Susie Byrd and Cassie Skelton (John) of Lamar; one brother, Raymond Allen (Minnie) of Lamar; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jewell Maideen Cooper

RED BAY, Ala. – Jewell Maideen Cooper, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.

Polly Stradley

HOLLY SPRINGS – Polly Rutherford Stradley, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was active for many years in the Marshall County Home Demonstration Club. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and the UMW. She was active in the Tenn.-Ark.-Miss. Girl Scout organization. She was a former member of the Town and Country Garden Club, and a Hospice volunteer. One of her greatest accomplishments was to publish her cookbook to raise money for the American Cancer Society. She enjoyed golf, bridge, sewing, painting, knitting, gardening and entertaining her grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Sam Stradley of Holly Springs; one son, Mitchell Curl of Munford, Tenn.; four daughters, Paula Stephenson of Southaven, Susan Brame and Jill Strauss, both of Olive Branch, and Elana Gresham of Holy Springs; one brother, Randol Rutherford of Holly Springs; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Belinda Curl, and a stepson, Ray Stradley.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Margaret Ivy

OXFORD – Margaret Ivy, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. She was a native of Lafayette County and a former resident of Taylor. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Hope M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie Goliday Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery at Taylor. Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Jessie L. Brown and Emma Mary Porter, both of Taylor, Ruby Lynch of Oxford and Ruth Ivy of Flint, Mich.; six sons, Robert Ivy of Memphis, Arthur D. Ivy and Joe Ivy of Oxford, Sam Ivy Jr. of Flint, Mich., Richard Ivy of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Earnest Ivy of Tupelo; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Ivy Sr., and three children.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Randy Tommy Gooch

BOONEVILLE – Randy Tommy Gooch, 44, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at his home. He was born May 28, 1962. He enjoyed playing his music, singing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Bill Moore and Bro. James Voyles officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Hwy. 30 in Booneville.

Survivors include his parents, Wilmer and Birtie Gooch of Booneville; two sons, T.J. Gooch of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Elijah Gooch of Booneville; one daughter, Jessica Gooch of Corinth; one stepdaughter, Kala Davis of Corinth; one granddaughter, Lilly Faith Gooch of Tuscumbia, Ala.; two stepgrandchildren, Elijah and Waylon Eaton of Corinth; six sisters, Connie Gooch of Booneville, Pam and Larry Simbeck of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Mary and Paul Pelts of Batesville, Kitty and Jesse Baswell of Booneville, Becky and Ronnie Inskeep of New Site, and Stacie and Tracy Standfield of Tuscumbia, Ala.; three brothers, Nicky and Arlene Gooch of Burton, John and Stephanie Gooch of Baldwyn, and Ashley and Jenny Gooch of Tuscumbia, Ala.; 15 nieces and nephews; a special person, Lee Ann Bryant, the mother of Elijah Gooch.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Inskeep, Tracey Standfield, Chris Gooch, Chris Williams, Zack Eaton and Joe Wilson.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

Opal Guyton

ABERDEEN – Opal Guyton, 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Martha Louise Ellis

CALHOUN CITY – Martha Louise Ellis, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Samuell officiating. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery in Vardaman. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Charles Ellis (Katrina), Richard Ellis and Joe Ellis, all of Vardaman, and Phillip Ellis of Gore Springs; one daughter, Norma Pettit (James) of Houston; five sisters, Betty Vougine of Springfield, Mo., Irene Carter of Tulsa, Okla., Earlene Alford of Ackerman, Ruth Stockman of Columbus and Patsy Luvell of Little Rock, Ark.; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Crutchfield and Ruth Winston Crutchfield; her husband, Melvin Ellis; and one daughter, one sister, four brothers, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday.

Beulah Mae Wilson

TISHOMINGO – Beulah Mae Wilson, 70, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at her home. She enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Palestine Community Church with Bro. Jeff Jones officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, James “Bubble” Wilson (Linda) and Tim Wilson (Brandi) of Tishomingo; one daughter, Freda Myrick of Tishomingo; two brothers, Jackie Butler of Paden and Ray Butler of Holly Springs; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two special nieces, Paula Cox and Karen Simmons of Tishomingo; a special aunt, Sara Jean McGee of Tishomingo; a special friend, Dale Gann; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Red” Wilson; a son, Charles “Dude” Wilson; and her parents, Kenneth and Maebell Butler.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Clingan, Robert Deaton, Jimmy Dale Gann, Tony Helton, Greg Pounders, Donnie Russell and Terry Woods.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church and continue until service time Thursday.

Cluny Hilton

PEARL – Ann “Cluny” Hilton, 76, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was formerly of Tupelo. She was a member of Crossgates United Methodist Church. A gifted nurse, and a loving wife and mother, her greatest joy was her family. A lifelong learner, she enjoyed books. Her beautiful spirit will be missed by all.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Crossgates United Methodist Church in Brandon. Burial will be in the Wesleyanna Cemetery. Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home of Pearl is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Troy S. Hilton Sr. of Pearl; sons, Stephen Keith Hilton (Sylvia) of Pearl, Troy Kevin Hilton (Maria) of Bridgewater, N.J., Patrick Browne Hilton (Delia Smith) of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Gregory Boothe Hilton (Cindy) of Vicksburg; one daughter, Daphne Hilton Weirich (Mike) of Salem, Ore.; one sister, Mary Eugenia Breland of New Orleans; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Jackson Browne and Mildred Talbert Browne.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Pearl Library, 2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, MS 39208; or American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206.

Louise Henderson

TUPELO – Louise Henderson, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.

Mattie Stevens

BOONEVILLE – Mattie Stevens, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Beth Avis Shamlin

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Beth Avis Shamlin, 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at the Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, N.C., after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

James Hoyle

ASHLAND – James Hoyle, 98, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at his home in Ashland. He was born Oct. 16, 1908. He was a member of Samuel Chapel M.B. Church. He was retired. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie P. Hoyle.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Church of God in Christ with Superintendent Frank Howard officiating. Burial will be in St. Rest Cemetery in Ripley. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Kattie Preston (Willie) of Michigan City, Annie Hoyle and Melba Williams (Robert), both of Ashland, and Dorothy Hoyle of Booneville; two sons, Superintendent Bernell Hoyle (Alma) of Ripley and Solon Jr. Hoyle (Ruthie) of Ashland; 42 grandchildren, 100 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at noon Friday, and a wake will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Braxton L. Finch

IUKA – Braxton L. Finch, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. He was retired from National Steel Corp. in Granite City, Ill. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Iuka Baptist Church. The highlight of his day was eating lunch with friends at Norma’s Country Cupboard Restaurant.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Dr. Hyran Barefoot officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Corinth.

Survivors include his wife, Regina S. Finch of Iuka; one son, Blake Finch (Debbie) of East Moline, Ill.; one sister, Ann Hastings of Montreal, Canada; a special friend, Mae Taylor of Iuka; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Jimmie Finch; a son, Wayne Finch; and a brother, Barry Finch.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Woodruff, Lloyd Murrah, Bill Moore, William Earl Floyd, Donald Crane and Hosea Thorne.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today.

Ruby L. Gardner

CORINTH – Ruby L. Gardner, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Sue Alexander

SALTILLO – Betty “Sue” Alexander, 65, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at The Courtyard Nursing Center after an extended illness. A Lee County native, she was born June 26, 1941, to the late Hollis and Berniece Anglin Stults. She retired as a sales associate for Wal-Mart after 16 years of service. She loved cooking for her family, sewing, working in her garden and flowers, and the special time she spent with children and grandchildren. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Saltillo.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Ken Anderson, Sammy Lansdell and the Rev. John Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Gene Alexander of the Fellowship community; two daughters, Susan Mathis (Gary) of Fellowship and Michele Denham (Doug) of Saltillo; two sons, Michael Alexander (Chris) of Guntown and Murray Alexander (Amy) of Saltillo; one brother, Quay Stults (Peggy) of Fellowship; two sisters-in-law, Betty Stults of Mooreville and Martha Kingsley of Hawkins, Texas; three grandchildren, John Alexander, Karen Mathis and Renee Denham.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Roy Lee Stults; and a nephew, Mark Kingsley.

Pallbearers will be Maurice Jones, Doug Ezell, Howard Langston, Ron Helms, Frank Breaux and Dinky Crowder.

Visitation will be 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the Saltillo Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Saltillo Building Fund, 311 Mobile St., Saltillo, MS 38866; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Ronnie R. Kyle

CORINTH – Ronnie R. Kyle, 60, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at the Joliet Area Community Hospices Home. He was born Nov. 27, 1945, in Corinth to the late Grady and Fleedie Kyle. He moved from Corinth to Joliet, Ill., 43 years ago. He worked for General Motors Corp. Electro-Motive Division, retiring after many years. He was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Robin Fadish (Ted) of Marseilles, Ill.; one brother, R.C. Kyle (Anita) of Houston, Texas; one sister, Yvonne Alred (Larry) of Burnsville; grandchildren, Jeff and Rachel Roe; one great-grandson, Nicky Tucker.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his former spouse, Brenda Snode.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Dan Taylor, Danny Maddox, Nick Tucker and Jeff Fabish.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.

Zora Pike

BOONEVILLE – Zora Mae Pike, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born May 25, 1927, in Danville, Ky., to Claude Francis Burger and Alma Southerland Burger. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed watching T.V. and taking care of flowers. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Scott and Bro. Ed Lowery officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Doug Pike (Jan) of Corinth; one daughter, Diann Gambill (Larry) of Booneville; three brothers, Junior Burger (Clancy) and Bob Burger (Mary) of Danville, Ky., and Marvin Burger (Lonnie) of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Zula Wilson, Christine Warren (Marty) and Ruth Cooley, all of Danville, Ky.; five grandchildren, James Gambill Jr., Pat Gambill Davis, Rebecca Gambill Burgess, Steven Pike and Anthony Pike; eight great-grandchildren, Peyton Gambill, Micah Gambill, Nikolas Gambill, Samantha Davis, Kristin Davis, Elizabeth Burgess, Savannah Burgess and Caleb Pike.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Alton Burger; and two sisters, Lucille Burger Tralor and Louise Burger.

Pallbearers will be James Gambill Jr., Steven Pike, Anthony Pike, Terry Burgess and James Davis.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 401 Fontaine Place, Suite 102, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

Merlene E. Whiteside

TUPELO – Merlene Estes Whiteside, 84, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Shannon native, she was born Nov. 29, 1921, to the late Joe Howard and Myrtle Elaine Harris Estes. She was a graduate of Wood Junior College and the University of Mississippi and later earned her master’s degree in education. She retired as a teacher and reading supervisor at Lawhon Elementary, where she worked for many years. She was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church and volunteered in the church office. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a former member of the Pilot Club. She will be remembered for her caramel cakes. She enjoyed attending auctions and working in her daylillies.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Ray Rooney officiating. Burial will be in Shannon Cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers, Herman Estes and J.K Estes (Sis), both of Shannon; three nieces, Martha Gordon of Okolona, Karen Burleson of Shannon and Sara Earnest of Nettleton; three nephews, John Estes of Shannon, Ken Estes of Jackson and Joey Estes of Memphis, Tenn.; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eugene Whiteside.

Pallbearers will be John Estes, Jason Estes, Jack Gordon, Ken Estes, Joey Estes and James Burleson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 2010 West Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Nell C. May

MADISON – Nell C. May, 83, formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.

Myrtle B. Kelly

PLANTERSVILLE – Myrtle Belle Foster Kelly, 95, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Tula Burch

FULTON – Tula Mae Burch, 102, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at the Countrywood Plantation Assisted Living Home in Mantachie. She was born Sept. 18, 1904, to the late William P. and Mary Alice Spencer Wallace. She was a 1927 graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School. She took her state teacher’s examination later that year at Blue Mountain College and began her teaching career the next fall. She taught at Fawn Grove during the 1928-1929 year. She then taught at Van Buren for two years. She returned to her home school in the Clay community, where she stayed for seven years. She then taught at Tremont, where she stayed the last 38 years of her 48-year teaching career. She received her bachelor of arts in education degree from Florence State Teacher’s College in 1950 and her master’s degree from Mississippi State University in 1954. She was the oldest member of New Home Baptist Church, where she was very active until her health failed. She enjoyed gardening, canning produce and playing her favorite hymns on the piano.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Paul Graham and Dr. Mike Warren officiating. Burial will be in the New Home Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Sybil Burch and Lucille Wallace; one brother-in-law, Bro. Noel Burch; a host of nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Fred Burch, on Oct. 7, 1982; six brothers, E.L., Trannie, Deward, Ivan, Alvie and M.L. Wallace; and two sisters, Lillian Wallace and Rena Wallace Clayton.

Pallbearers will be Tony Wallace, Freddy Wallace, Tommy Guntharp, Jerry Guntharp, Lt. Col. Van Wallace, Pat Wallace, Judge Gerald Wallace and Bobby Beard.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of New Home Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Carliysia N. Forshee

ABERDEEN – Carliysia N. Forshee, infant, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Beatha Nell Knox

ST. LOUIS – Beatha Nell Hughes Knox died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at her home in St. Louis. She was born in Mississippi to Booker T. Hughes and Mordine Ezell Hughes. She lived most of her adult life in St. Louis.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church in St. Louis with Pastor Earl Miller officiating. Wade Funeral Home of St. Louis is in charge of the arrangements. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Roy McAllister Jr. and Anthony McAllister, both of St. Louis; three daughters, Lillie McAllister and Phyliss McAllister, both of St. Louis, and Allie Mae McIntosh (James) of Okolona; two sisters, Lizzie Hannah Brown of St. Louis and Ruth Ada Williams of Shannon; two brothers, James Henry Hughes of Shannon and Obbie Moore of Okolona; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a godsister, Everlina Randle.

Family hour will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Home in St. Louis.

Mary Kathleen Kemp

INDIANOLA – Mary Kathleen Davis Kemp, 90, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Union County Health and Rehab Center in New Albany. She was born Feb. 4, 1916, and lived throughout North Mississippi. In 1997 she became a resident of Indywood in Indianola. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Indianola. Burial will be in Southside Cemetery in Inverness. Boone-Card Funeral Home of Indianola is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Collum of Rockwall, N.C., and Wadie Lepard of New Albany; one son, Kerry Reese of Jasper, Ala.; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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