Obituaries, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000
HERNANDO Glenn Roberts, 62, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Memphis V.A. Hospital. He was a retail manager and a member of First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery in Baldwyn.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Roberts of Hernando; one daughter, Susie Roberts of Hernando; two sons, Mitch Roberts and Randy Roberts of Hernando; one sister, Clara Allen of Wheeler; two brothers, Henry Roberts of Tupelo and Charles Roberts of Ariton, Ala.; four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.
PRAIRIE Earnest "Bo" Lyon, 67, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Trace Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Booker T. Lyon and Ora Lee Pulliam Lyon. He was a factory employee.
Services will be a 3 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church with the Rev. J.P. Orr officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Ressie D. Quinn and her husband, Walter L. Quinn, of West Point; one aunt, Lue Mattie Blanchard of West Point; two special cousins, Juanita Pierce and Delores Woodhouse; three nieces.
Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
Emily O. Rooker died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was a native of Pickford, Mich., and had lived in Tupelo since 1973. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Before moving to Tupelo, she had lived in Germany and Alaska. She was a seamstress for over 20 years.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Hicks officiating. Burial will be in New Pine Grove Cemetery in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Marion McLean of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Marjorie Hausmann of Berkley, Mich.; one brother, Merlin McDonald of Lake Wells, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Roberta Authier.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, attn: Charles McVay, P.O. Box 1134, Tupelo, Miss., 38802; or a favorite charity.
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Mrs. Cora Lee Cayson
2 p.m. today
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St. Luke United Methodist Church
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Mrs. Vickie Alane Howard
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10 a.m. Monday
West Main Chapel
Poplar Springs Cemetery
NEW ALBANY John Wesley Wray, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Tippah County Hospital. He was a member of Union Grove M.B. Church, where he served on the church board and was overseer of the church cemetery. He was a former employee of Tolbert and Bobo Funeral Home. He was a retired employee of Hampton Hard Ware. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Bennett Wray.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Union Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Willie B. Sampson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Herbert Millsap of Tupelo; one stepson, Robert Millsap of New Albany; one sister, Nandy Johnson of New Albany; three nephews, Junior Lee Wray of Osoloa, Ark., Chris Wray of Kenniton, Mo.; 14 great-nephews, nine great-nieces, several great-great-nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers will be Charles Smith, David Gardner, Bobby Cook, J.L. Cook.
Visitation will be from 1 until 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Emery A. Mitchell
CALHOUN CITY Emery A. Mitchell, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Calhoun County Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 17, 1913, in Calhoun County. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church and a retired farmer and furniture worker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewey Smith officiating. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Joyce "Sue" Odom, Emma Jordan and Sandra Tedder, all of Vardaman; three sons, Vernell Mitchell of Jackson, Billy Mitchell of Houston, Texas, and Jerry Mitchell of Bruce; one sister, Veto "Irla" Cleveland of Bruce; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Davis Youngblood Mitchell; one daughter, Betty J. Mitchell; and his parents, William Isaac "Ike" Mitchell and Leona Hardin Mitchell.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
The body will lie in state at the church 30 minutes prior to services.
MOOREVILLE Cora Lee Cayson, 63, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. A Lee County native, she lived in Mooreville most of her life. She was retired from Red Kap Industries and was a member of Boguefala Baptist Church. She was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Wayne Thorn, the Rev. Roger Franks and the Rev. Elbert Boutwell officiating. Burial will be in the Boguefala Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James "Wormy" Marvin Cayson of Mooreville; three daughters, Jennie Edge and her husband, Wayne, of Fulton, Maria Presley and her husband, Ricky, of Tupelo and Sonya Welu and her husband, Dennis, of Orlando; two sons, Jim Cayson and his wife, Connie, of Moooreville and Joe Cayson and his wife, Tabbie, of Mooreville; four sisters, Carolyn Bedford, Betty Tucker, Nita Blanchard and Debbie Franks, all of Mooreville; one brother, James Lansdell of Mooreville; her parents, Annie Lee and Jack Lansdell of Mooreville; 11 grandchildren, Dawn Edge, Kristie Denton, Tim Edge, Nichole Presley, Justin Dickerson, Aaron Cayson, Cody Cayson, Chance Dickerson, Casey Cayson, Tyler Cayson, Seth Cayson; 17 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bobbie Jean Smith and Sue Lansdell.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and Steve Cayson and Steve Clayton.
SHANNON A.Z. Partlow died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Son Funeral Home of Verona.
CORINTH Allison Grace McCord, infant daughter of William and Renee McCord, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Graveside services were Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Lorraine Baptist Church Cemetery with Charlie Browning officiating.
Survivors include her father, William "Bryan" McCord of Corinth; her mother, Renee Smith McCord of Corinth; one brother, Stephen Rickman of Corinth; her maternal grandparents, Doris Pegg of Michie, Tenn., and Billy Joe Smith of Memphis; her paternal grandparents, Johnnie R. McCord and Billy Joe Smith of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Brandon Caleb McCord.
SOUTHAVEN Marsha Kay Hill, 50, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at her residence. She was a registered nurse for Baptist Home Health Care. She was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener and loved taking care of her grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill South Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hill South Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Hill; two daughters, Victoria Woodward of Memphis and Melanie Hopkins of Olive Branch; her mother, Kate Chism of Wren; three sisters, Teresa Chism Justice and Libby Hall of Wren and Phyllis Schmidt of Verona; one brother, Chuck Chism of Wren; three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, LeBonheur Children's Hospital or the Central Grove Baptist Church Building Fund in Wren.
TIPLERSVILLE Coach Joseph "Joe" Delbert Horton, 48, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a coach and principal at Falkner High School for 24 years. He was head coach of the Falkner Eagles football team for 14 years, during which his 1983 team won the State Championship. He served as principal for 10 years at Falkner, until retuning to his love of coaching as head coach of the Walnut Wildcats at Walnut High School more than a year ago. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Providence Baptist Church in Tiplersville with Bro. Jeff Hardy officiating and Captain Chris Horton assisting. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Charles Delbert Horton of Tiplersville; one son, Captain Kris Joseph Horton of Fairborn, Ohio; two daughters, Kemi Horton and Kali Horton of Walnut.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Renfrow Horton.
Pallbearers will be David Echols, Robert Echols, Johnny Eaton, Gene Knight, Michael Hopper, Carl Wilbanks, Troy Shaw and Shelby Mathis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Guyton Horton, Charles Horton, Junior Wooten, Barry Rhinehart and Leroy Hobson.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the church.
NETTLETON Edward Stafiej, 84, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born April 9, 1916, in Cook County, Ill., to the late Stanley and Sophie Mach Stafiej. He lived most of his life in Illinois, but had resided in Nettleton for the past two years. He was a retired truck driver and a mechanic for the railroad. He was a U.S. Army veteran in World War II, in which he received two Purple Hearts and the Silver Star. He was a member of Calvary's Hope Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Malec & Sons Funeral Home in Chicago with the Rev. Jim Stafiej officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Chicago. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the local arrangements.
Survivors include six daughters, Claudia Panek of Deerfield, Ill, Carol Czechowski of Atlanta, Linda Raczkowski of Chicago, Bonnie Stafiej of Miami, Shirley Hitzaler of Rockford, Ill., Denise Stafiej of Medinah, Ill.; four sons, Edward Stafiej of New Albany, Rev. Jim Stafiej of Nettleton, Frank Stafiej of Deltona, Fla., and Danny Stafiej of Addison, Ill.; three sisters, Nora Gardner of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Evelyn Ochav and Ella Sidor of Chicago; one brother, Stanley Butch Stafiej of Chicago; 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley King Stafiej; one sister and four brothers.
There will be no visitation at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3 until 9 p.m. Monday at Malec and Sons Funeral Home in Chicago.
THAXTON Pearl Mary Brandt, 66, died Thursday, Sept. 31, 2000, at The Med in Memphis.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Bellview Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Inmon officiating. Baldwin Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Shirley Brandt of Thaxton; two brothers, George Brandt and Martin Brandt of Thaxton; two nephews and one niece, four great-nephews and one great-niece.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Vickie Alane Howard, 42, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at her residence. Her husband of 24 years, Edward Stephen Howard Jr., died also. She was a Tupelo native and a 1976 graduate of Tupelo High School. She worked in quality control and was employed by Walter Loenz Surgical Supplies. She was a member of San Jose Church of Christ in Jacksonville, Fla.
Joint services with her husband will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the West Main Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Minister Johnny Long officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery near Bruce.
Survivors include one daughter, Heather Howard of Rockledge, Fla.; her parents, Lester F. and Laverne Todd of Oneonta, Ala.; two brothers, Dwayne Todd of Sumter, S.C., and Tony Todd of Oneonta; one grandson, Treston Bryson of Rockledge, Fla.; three nieces and three nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the West Main Chapel of W.E. Pegues.
Eddie Howard Jr.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Edward "Eddie" Stephen Howard Jr., 44, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at his residence. His wife of 24 years, Vickie Alane Howard, died also. He was a native of Tupelo and a 1973 graduate of Tupelo High School. He was employed at Orange Park Golf Course as a golf professional. He was a member of San Jose Church of Christ.
Joint services with his wife will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the West Main Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Minister Johnny Long officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Heather Howard of Rockledge, Fla.; his father, Edward Stephen Howard Sr. of Tupelo; his mother, Billie Milstead O'Brian of Amory; one brother, David Howard of Jasper, Ala.; one grandson, Treston Bryson of Rockledge, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dixie and Jane Milstead.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday in the West Main Chapel of W.E. Pegues.
Aaron M. Bullard
BOONEVILLE Aaron M. Bullard, 76, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness. He was a retired state employee and a member of Forked Oak Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunelle Sparks Bullard; and his parents, Lloyd and Dell Bullard.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Forked Oak Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice Cutshall and her husband, Larry, of Iuka; one son, Mackey Bullard of Booneville; one sister, Charlene Wade of Memphis; two grandchildren, Jason Cutshall and Cassie Cutshall.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
FULTON Leona Randolph, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of Itawamba County, she was born Oct. 25, 1916, to Henry Chatman Randolph and Modenia Sherrell Randolph. She was a homemaker and a member of Saucer Creek Church of Christ.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Charles Riley officiating. Burial will be in Castleberry Cemetery.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Molly Randolph and Ora Brumbley; two brothers, Ethel Randolph and Arbin Randolph.
Pallbearers will be Hershel Harris, Bobby West, Eugene Johnson, Hubert Johnson, Billy Harris and Doug Waddle.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time today.
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ST. LOUIS Adella Paine died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, in St. Louis. She was born July 27, 1928, in Monroe County to the late Lucian Paine and Annie Bell Hodges Paine. She was a member of Baptist Grove M.B. Church.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Jackson Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Survivors include one brother, Frank Paine of Ypsilanti, Mich.; and one aunt, Donnie of St. Louis; three sisters-in-law, Katie Mae Thompson, Lizzie Lee Walker and Louise Paine; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Eli Thompson, A.D. Paine and Roosevelt Walker; and one sister, Ida Bell Neely.