Obituaries, Saturday, June 12, 1999
HOUSTON Elease Davis Miller, 89, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at the Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born July 30, 1909, in Chickasaw County to Malvern M. and Mary Davis. She was a retired bookkeeper and office manager for the Houston Compress Co. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a former choir member, Sunday school teacher and president of the United Methodist Women. She was a 65-year member and past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served as district Deputy Grand Matron for three years and historian of the Grand Chapter for one year. She was an active member and past president of the 20th Century Club. She enjoyed painting and working with flowers in her yard. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, J. Herbert Miller.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Houston Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Herbert H. "Archie" Miller, and his wife, Betty, of Aberdeen; four granddaughters, Kim Dahlem and her husband, Howard, of Decatur, Ala., Candy Ferguson and her husband, Randy, of Aberdeen, Katie Holliday and her husband, David, of Memphis, and Leigh Bynum and her husband, Gary, of McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Howard Dahlem, Randy Ferguson, David Holliday, Tommy "Doc" Davis, Gary Hancock and Mitch Caples.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Houston or the Concord Cemetery Fund.
Bailey Fears Jr.
AMORY Bailey Bryant Fears Jr., 72, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 27, 1926, in the Parham community of Monroe County to Artie Gloe and Bailey Bryant Fears Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County and a graduate of Hatley High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater and receiving the Purple Heart. He married Doris Elizabeth Holloway in 1960. He was a painter, retiring in 1987. He was a member and deacon of the Christian Chapel Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Christian Chapel Church of Christ with Kirk Brothers officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Fears of Amory; three sons and daughters-in-law, Marion Francis and Cindy Drake of Houston, Texas, Phillip Dwain and Glenda Drake of Hamilton, and James Anthony and Pam Drake of Hernando; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Billy King of Greenwood Springs; two sisters, Earlene Holloway and Norene Culpepper, both of Amory; 10 grandchildren, April and Chris King, Dawn, Daniel, Ryanne, Noelle, Dedra, Devin, Morgan and Cole Drake.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Bryan Drake.
Pallbearers will be Francis, Phillip, Tony and Daniel Drake, Billy and Chris King, and Steve Culpepper.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Chapel Church of Christ Building Fund, 60415 Hatley Road, Amory, Miss. 38821.
SMITHVILLE Shirley Jean Rollins, 52, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at her home after a long illness. She was born April 15, 1947, in Smithville to Condie and Minnie Barrett Thompson. She lived in the Turon community for many years. She married Gerald D. Rollins on July 8, 1963. She was a computer operator for Amory Garment Company for more than 30 years, retiring in January 1999. She enjoyed cross stitching.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Smithville with the Rev. George Allen officiating. Burial will be in Maxey Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Rollins of Smithville; a son, Brian D. Rollins of Smithville; a daughter, Wayla Rollins of Smithville; a brother, Lewis Thompson of Smithville; two sisters, Jeanette Roche of Smithville and Earline Murphy of Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be her work associates from the Amory Garment Company.
WEST POINT Vivian Williese Walker, 87, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1911, in Webster County to William Columbus Gibson and Myrtle Kimbell Gibson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pheba United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Nowell-Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Will Frank Walker of Pheba; one daughter-in-law, Sandra White of Mantee; one grandson, Will Walker of Pheba; one granddaughter, Sharon McBryde of Columbus; one sister, Polly Millsaps of Pheba.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Billy Walker.
Pallbearers will be Kim Millsaps, Bryan Millsaps, Zack Walker, Larry Walker, Gerald McLemore, T.K. Moffett, Mike Walker and Steve Walker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny White, Chad White, Tommy Williams, Henry Key, Laverne Bryant, Sammy Williams, Dr. Steve Parvin and Dr. Jack Hollister.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
ABERDEEN Walter Ray Guin, 73, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at his home in the Westville community. He was born Aug. 1, 1925, in Monroe County to Ollie Ray and Ida Mae Beck Guin. He was retired after 30 years in the U.S. Navy. He was a veteran of World War II and served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk during the Korean War. He was a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Eastern Star and the American Legion. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Aberdeen.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Wade Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Westville.
Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Bunk of Memphis; one son, Bill Guin, and his wife, Wanda, of Memphis; one sister, Ruth Gillespie of Pensacola, Fla.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Jack L. Smith
LONG BEACH, Calif. Jack Leon Smith, 81, died May 18, 1999, in Long Beach, Calif. He was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Ecru to W.B. and Maggie E. Smith. He was a disabled veteran of World War II.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ecru Cemetery with Bro. Tom Sheffield officiating.
Survivors include a niece, Ann Sheffield of Ingomar; a nephew, Terry A. Smith of Memphis; his sister-in-law, Edith C. Smith of Algoma; two great-nieces, Shawn Dill and Shaye Stephens, both of Mantachie; a great-nephew, Chris A. Sheffield of Ingomar; three great-great-nephews; several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosita E. Smith, in 1998; and his brother, Allon Vaughn Smith, in 1983.
NETTLETON Troy Jones, 79, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
OXFORD Larry Adams, 40, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was a native of Yalobusha County and a laborer.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in Pleasant Green Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Ferlinda Faye Adams of Oxford; two daughters, Kimberly S. Adams of Oxford and Brandy K. Gipson of Etta; one stepdaughter, Ouima Mathis of Oxford; one son, Larry A. Adams of Oxford; his parents, Willie Lee and Louvenia Adams of Oxford; four sisters, Venia Faye Adams of Hammond, La., Linda Adams of Oxford, and Brenda Adams and Alberta Adams, both of Memphis; nine brothers, Leodis Adams and Billy Adams, both of Oxford, Jerry Adams of Holly Springs, Willie Mathis Adams of Sunflower, Willie Lee Adams Jr., Willie Edward Adams and James Lee Adams, all of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Bobby D. Adams and Michael L. Adams, both of Ann Arbor, Mich.
FULTON Nancy Robinson, 56, died at The Med in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.
Linda Lewis, 37, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.
Winnie L. Witcher
Winnie L. Witcher, 86, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Tupelo. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bissell Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting. She was the widow of Quinton C. Witcher.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Lou Zemek and the Rev. Randy Leslie officiating. Burial will be in White Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sarah Goodger, and her husband, Billy, of Booneville; five sons, Quinton C. Witcher Jr. and his wife, Billie, and Jimmy Witcher and his wife, Joyce, all of Tupelo, Reed Witcher and Bobby Witcher and his wife, Sarah, all of Plantersville, and Curtis Witcher of Pontotoc; one sister, Opal Grant and her husband, Billy, of Tupelo; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Harvey Witcher and Learoy Witcher; and one daughter, Rachel Witcher.
Pallbearers will be Butch Knight, Dennis Prisant, Alvin Adams, Michael Allen Witcher, Phillip Smith, Tony White, Elvin Hunt and Dewayne Hunt,
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today.
Mr. Jesse V. Morgan
10 a.m. today
Jefferson Street Chapel
Fawn Grove Cemetery
Miss Eva Mae Hodges
2 p.m. today
Jefferson Street Chapel
Mrs. Winnie L. Witcher
2 p.m. Sunday
Jefferson Street Chapel
White Zion Cemetery
MANTEE Lucille Elmore Snell, 79, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. She was a native of Webster County and a resident of the Pine Bluff community. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Bluff Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Dodson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Bluff Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Snell Wooten of Pheba; one son, George R. Snell Jr. of Maben; three grandchildren, Stephanie Doss of Pheba, Billie Jo White of Pontotoc and James Robert Snell of West Point; one great-grandchild, Tyler Doss of Pheba; one brother, Bernard Elmore of Pascagoula; three sisters, Ellie Ree Elmore of Pearl, and Mavis Cliett and Arlene Evans, both of Florence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Robert Snell Sr., on Aug. 26, 1962; and her parents, Onnie Wayne and Pearl Ferguson Elmore.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Wooten, Randy Wooten, Vaughn Davis, Charles Oscar Tabb, Herbert Wooten and Charles Ferguson.
Memorials can be made to the Pine Bluff Cemetery Fund, c/o Betty McNeel, Route 1, Box 441, Pheba, Miss. 39755.
AMORY Jewel Anthony Horne, 94, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the Beverly Health and Rehab in Amory. She was born Feb. 1, 1905, in Itawamba County to George Anthony and Alice Clayton Anthony. She grew up in Itawamba County, but lived in Monroe County most of her married life. She married Relda V. Horne in 1922; he died in 1965. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Smithville Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Gardner officiating. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery in Itawamba County. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Daniel Horne and his wife, Patsy, of Smithville, and Jerry A. Horne and his wife, Basilene, of Suwanee, Fla.; six daughters, Marion McWhirter of Holly Springs, Marcelle Medley, Jimmie L. Little and her husband, James R., and Martha Holland and her husband, Joe, all of Smithville, Linda Cadden and her husband, Johnny, of Amory, and Carolyn Murphy of Cordova, Tenn.; one brother, Dexter Anthony and his wife, Martha, of Fulton; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers; and five sisters.
Pallbearers will be Terry Medley, Wade Horne, John Holland, John McFadden, Corey Glenn, Randy Parker, Phil Walsh, Jimmy Lenderman and Matt Rendle.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Smihville Baptist Church, Smithville, Miss. 38870.
Jesse V. Morgan
MOOREVILLE Jesse V. Morgan, 88, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at the Vicksburg Medical Center after a long illness. He was a native of Meridian and a resident of Mooreville most of his life. He served in the U.S. Cavalry before World War II. He was a retired employe of Daybrite Lighting and a member of the Fawn Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Tom Sheffield and the Rev. Grady Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the Fawn Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Vona Morgan of Mooreville; two daughters, Beverly Smith of Greenwood and Charlotte Morgan of Mooreville; a half brother, Vardaman Morgan of Meridian; two grandchildren, Amy Davis of Greenwood and Scott Smith of Vicksburg; four great-grandchildren, Jessica Davis, Casey Davis, Austin Smith and Morgan Smith.
Pallbearers will be Scott Smith, Prentiss Turner, Walter "Dee" Spain, Brad McFerrin, Darrell Cooley, Rodney McFerrin, Bobby Dale Irvin and William Morgan.
Eva Mae Hodges
Eva Mae Hodges, 78, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at the Daniel Nursing Home in Fulton after a long illness. She was born May 13, 1921, in Mantachie, to Walter L. and Helen Lewis Hodges. She lived in Dallas, Texas, and Waxahatchie, Texas, most of her life before moving to Tupelo 10 years ago. She was retired from the garment manufacturing business. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tupelo. She was an avid cap collector.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Clyde Pound officiating. Burial will be in the Stephens Cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Lou B. Carpenter of Memphis, Lois Gilliam of Norfolk, Va., and Peggy Garrett of Tyler, Texas; two brothers, Victor L. Hodges of Tupelo, and W.L. and Pete Hodges of Crowley, Texas; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Tyson Hodges, Oren Hodges and Charles Hodges.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.
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Mrs. Sarah "Sadie" Newman
Formerly of Tupelo
2 p.m. today
Lee Memorial Chapel
Lee Memorial Park
Visit: 11 a.m. to service time today
Mrs. Ruth Travis Thomas
Formerly of Tupelo
10 a.m. Monday
Mark E. Seepe Funeral Chapel
Lakewood Memorial Park
7 p.m. Tuesday
Wesley United Methodist Church
Lavern B. Summers
FULTON Lavern B. Summers, 83, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late William T. and Alice Sullins Brazeal, and the widow of Ellis Summers, who died in 1965. She was a retired employee of Daniel Nursing Home and a former employee of Itawamba Manufacturing Co. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Terry Coleman, Bro. Merle Bradley and Bro. Mark McMillen officiating. Burial will be in the East Fulton Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Summers, and his wife, Linda, of Fulton; three daughters, Bonnie Champbell and her husband, Harold, of Tupelo, Ann Dulaney of Fulton, and Alice Faye Hare and her husband, John, of Fulton; three sisters, Ruby Kennedy of Tupelo, Helen Hemphill of Flora and Sue Underwood of Baldwyn; five grandchildren, Lee Dulaney and his wife, Amanda, Candace Dulaney, Leland Husband, Samantha Summers and Kathryn Summers.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Mack Brazeal; and a grandson, Michael Ellis Summers.
Pallbearers will be William Lee Brazeal, Mike Cayson, David Powell, David Summers, Joe Cayson and Larry Underwood.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Summers, Julian Summers, Bobby Joe Reed, Authur Kermit McFerrin, Dr. Billy Collum and Dr. John W. Bowlin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Sunday.
CORINTH John Dale Jarnagin, 58, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired businessman and the owner of C&D Jarnagin Co. He was born in Detroit, Mich., and had lived in Corinth since 1977. He was preceded in death by his father, John Dale Jarnagin Sr.
A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Wages officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn D. Jarnagin of Corinth; a son and daughter-in-law, David K. and Robin Jarnagin of Corinth; his mother, Dorothy D. Jarnagin of Grand Junction, Colo.; one brother, James Jarnagin of Grand Junction, Tenn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.