Christine Barnett, Iuka
Mary Bee, Amory
James Bolden, Verona
Allie Bridges, Eupora
Katie Burnette, Kodak, Tenn.
Howard Bynum, Corinth
Evon Cappleman, Ripley
Alma Cole, Houston
Billy Joe Dill, Mantachie
Kenneth Easterling, Birmingham Ridge
Hazel England, Becker
Clem Henry, Pontotoc
Bobby Jenkins, Golden
Josiah Johnson, Sulligent, Ala.
Catherine Lawhorn, Verona
Julian McCarver, Ecru
Eunice Mills, Corinth
Ollise Randolph Jr., Nettleton
Earlene Reese, Woodland
David Watkins, Michie, Tenn.
Anna Kate Wright, New Chapel
BECKER - Hazel Crump England, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born April 5, 1925, in Detroit, Ala., to Willie Van Buren and Irma Jane Posey Crump. She lived in Becker most of her life and graduated from Becker School. She married Billy C. England on March 5, 1952; he preceded her in death on May 29, 1988. She was an employee of Arvin Industries and Amory Garment Company and an associate of Sam's in Tupelo. She was a member of River Bend baptist Church. She enjoyed church activities.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Roy McHenry and the Rev. George Henley officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Daniel England and wife, Elaine, of Demopolis, Ala., Thomas David England and wife, Janett, of Woodstock, Ga., and Donald Wayne England of Wren; four brothers, J.D. Crump of Becker, Howard P. Crump of Saltillo, and Bill Crump and Dewey Crump, both of Decatur, Ala.; two sisters, Polly Cavender of Amory and Geneva Moon of Becker; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Diane Crump Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Lee Childers, Joe Wright, Sonny Long, Lynn Howell, Bill Crump, Richard Willis, John Owens, Mark Bowden and Howard Moon.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
Memorials may be made to River Bend Baptist Church, 50363 Old Hwy. 25, Aberdeen MS 39730.
VERONA -Catherine Lawhorn, 71, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary of Tupelo.
IUKA - Christine Barnett, 74, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and the church choir. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was a great caregiver who loved her family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Ted Vafeas officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Steve Barnett and wife, Lee Ann, David Barnett, and Tommy Barnett and wife, Stephanie, all of Iuka; a daughter, Judy Cox and husband, Ray, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; a brother, James Davis of Iuka; eight grandchildren, John Barnett, Zach Barnett, Ely Barnett, Brad Cox, Drew Cox, Ryan Barnett, Brianna Barnett and Allie Barnett; a great-grandchild, Kelsey Cox.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Barnett; her parents, Bert and Ella Davis; and a sister, Billie Lambert.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Barnett, John Barnett, Brad Cox, Drew Cox, Danny Davis and Donny Davis.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
VERONA - James Bolden died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
RIPLEY - Opal Yvonne "Evon" Clark Cappleman, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Jim Irvin and Bro. Titus Tyer officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery in Ripley.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Butler and husband, John, and Brenda Plaxico and husband, Don, all of Ripley; a son, Bill Cappleman and wife, Charlotte, of West Point; a sister, Mary Ruth Garrison of Ripley; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bonnie W. Cappleman, on June 4, 2002; and her parents, Albert L. and Lillie Velma White Clark.
Pallbearers will be Eric Plaxico, Brandon Butler, Kerry Keesee, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Cappleman and Pat Cappleman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Garrison, Wayne Cobb, Chris Cobb, Brad Keesee, and the LPN's and CNA's of Rest Haven Nursing Home.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today.
Eunice J. Mills
CORINTH - Eunice J. Mills, 91, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brush Creek Baptist Church in Alcorn County with Bro. Carrol Talley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Coleman-Family Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Evone Pfeiffer and husband, Charles, of Memphis, and Laura Settlemires and husband, W.C., of Corinth; three sons, Luther Mills and wife, Nancy, Marion Mills and wife, Diane, and Hugh Clayton Mills and wife, Betty, all of Corinth; a sister, Willie Hue Mills of Corinth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luna Richardson and Etta W. Richardson; a son, James Franklin Mills; two grandsons, Tyler Mills and Jared Tate Mills.; and six brothers, R.C. Richardson, James Richardson, Earnest Richardson, Cecil Richardson, J.Z. Richardson and Lester Richardson.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
ECRU - Julian Frank McCarver, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at the Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada. He was a retired farmer and factory worker, a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid fisherman and camper.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Bro. John Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Erna Black McCarver of Ecru; three daughters, Gail Collins and husband, Tom, of Tupelo, Beverly McCarver of Tupelo, and Susan Hardin and husband, Parker, of Ecru; two sons, Jerry McCarver and wife, Shelia, of Brandon, and Glenn McCarver and wife, Janet, of Tupelo; a sister, Helen Duncan of Denham Springs, La.; 10 grandchildren, Christopher McCarver and wife, Sherry, Jennifer Nolan and husband, Dan, Scott McCarver and wife, Catherine, Tequila Sunrise, Matt McCarver and wife, Michelle, Emory Nash and wife, Shelia, Laura Collins, Roy Flake, Tyler Flake and Tommy Collins; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Nolan and Brandy McCarver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen and Effie McCarver; three brothers, Marshall, Hoyt and Maxwell McCarver.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time today.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
EUPORA - Allie Augusta May "Aunt Gussie" Bridges, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora. She was born April 20, 1915, in Webster County. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church in Webster County. She was the widow of the Rev. Robert Lee Bridges.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Milligan Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Lee Yeager, the Rev. W.S. Stewart and the Rev. Gerald Woods officiating. Burial will be in Milligan Springs Cemetery in Montgomery County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Joe Bridges and Tim Bridges, both of Stewart, and Donnie Bridges of Kilmichael; a sister, Ruth Parsons of Eupora; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
David G. Watkins
MICHIE, Tenn. - David G. Watkins, 60, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at his home. He was a member of Grace Bible Baptist Church in Corinth. He was appointed by Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter on Feb. 9, 1990, to serve as a Colonel Aide de Camp.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman-Family Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Donald Sculley officiating. Burial will be in the Michie Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery in Michie, Tenn.
Survivors include a daughter, Misty W. Huff of Corinth; a stepson, Paul Braddock of Corinth; two brothers, Paul Dean Watkins and wife, Clyster, of Corinth and Billy Joe Watkins and wife, Kathryn, of Lemant, Ill.; two grandsons, Austin Huff and Blake Huff, both of Corinth; his former wife and best friend, Doris Watkins Studdard of Corinth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal Watkins and Maggie Davis Watkins; and two brothers, Fred Watkins and Floyd Watkins.
PONTOTOC - C.C. "Clem" Henry, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at his home. He was a retired pilot and businessman, and a Mason. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Nettie Henry of Pontotoc; two sons, Jim Henry and wife, Jeanette, of Fayetteville, Ga., and Ronald Henry and wife, Wanda, of Alabaster, Ala.; a sister, Arlena Purdon of Oxford; four grandchild, Jina McKee and husband, Bill, Jessica Fisher and husband, Jeff, Rebecca Butler and husband, Kris, and Russell Henry; two great-grandchildren, Connor McKee and Sarah McKee.
Pallbearers will be Floyd McCullough, Max Akins, Hank Waycaster, Jimmy Munn, John Edward Sewell, Glenn Inmon, Jeff Fisher, Bill McKee, Kris Butler, Pedro PaLaj and Randy Young.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Toby Winston Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 31 Washington St., Pontotoc MS 38863.
GOLDEN - Bobby Jenkins, 66, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at his home. He was a native of Monroe County. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bethel Church of God.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Grady Davidson and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Barbara Jenkins of Golden; three sons, Paul Jenkins and wife, Tania, of Golden, Pastor Tony Jenkins and wife, Kathy, of McLeansboro, Ill., and Bro. Brian Jenkins and wife, Shelley, of Ripley; two sisters, Elois Taylor of Golden and Gevena Scott of Gattman; three brothers, O'Neal Jenkins of Texas, James Jenkins of Moulton, Ala., and Hershell Jenkins of Humboldt, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jessica Middendorf, Heather Jenkins, Anthony Jenkins, Bethany Jenkins and Joe Brian Jenkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ila Jenkins; a sister, Mamer Hankins; and a brother, Marshall Jenkins.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Jenkins, Jerry Wayne Scott, Terry Middendorf, Tommy Taylor, Terry Taylor and Joey Jenkins.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
SULLIGENT, Ala. - Josiah Cornell Johnson, infant son of Cynthia Woods and Eric Johnson of Sulligent, Ala., died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, in Winfield, Ala.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery with the Rev. AndrŽ Evans officiating. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother and father; a sister, Airkia Kateria Johnson of Sulligent; his grandparents, Katherine and Mack Woods of Sulligent, JoAnna Connelly of South Carolina and Eric Marshall of Detroit, Mich.; his great-great-grandparents, the Rev. Charlie and Helen Johnson; an aunt, Teresa Cobb of Vernon, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Rosie and Colie Smith, and Janie Lee and Clarence Woods.
Ollise Randolph Jr.
NETTLETON - Ollise Randolph Jr., 66, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at his home in the Evergreen community. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Billy Joe Dill
MANTACHIE - Billy Joe Dill, 57, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
HOUSTON - Alma Cole, 88, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, in Houston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Houston.
WOODLAND - Oma Earlene Reese, 63, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 12, 1939, in Chickasaw County. She was retired from Chickasaw Paw in Woodland. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and the VFW Auxiliary.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Woodland with Bro. Robert Gillis and Bro. Jeff Gilder officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd D. Reese of Woodland; her mother, Florence Clark Stroup of Houston; two sons, Darrell Reese, and Keith and Ann Reese, all of Woodland; a daughter, Melonie Brown and Doug of Woodland; five grandchildren, Kehli Horn, Jake Reese, Susan Reese, April Brown and Thomas Brown; six sisters, Barbara Graham and Lorene Pate of Woodland, Ruth Loven of Amory, Louise Mooneyham of Houston, Ruth Orr of North Carolina and Bobby Jean Stroup; two brothers, Robert Stroup and Billy McCoy, both of Amory.
She was preceded in death by her father, Smith Stroup; a grandson, Josh Reese; and three brothers, Leon Stroup, Ralph Stroup and Ruble Stroup.
Pallbearers will be Jan Hill, Mike Faulkner, Mark Faulkner, Tommy Fowler, Roy Cox and Mitch McCoy.
Honorary pallbearers will be church members and her nephews.
KODAK, Tenn. - Katie Burnette, formerly of Corinth, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, in Sevierville, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors.
CORINTH - Howard Bynum, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Alcorn Rehab and Health Care.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Forrest Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Lynn Bess officiating. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Campynella Smith; a brother, Willie Lee Bynum; a sister, Betty Dilworth.
He was preceded in death by his father, Will Shack Bynum; his mother, Betty Bynum; two sisters, Vivian Bynum and Lexie Bynum; and four brothers, James, Author, Robert and Eddie Bynum.
Anna Kate Wright
NEW CHAPEL - Anna Kate "Mamma Kate" Dykes Wright, 87, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Beverly Health Care in Amory after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 8, 1915, in Shannon to the late John and Sarah Jane Causey Dykes. She lived in the New Chapel community of Itawamba County most of her life. She was a member of the New Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, gardening, keeping house and especially working find-a-word puzzles. She loved her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, William R. "Bill" Wright, in 1979.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Don Sparks and the Rev. Glen Wiygul officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Wilma Jean McDaniel and husband, Howard, of Fulton, Virginia Ruth McCarley and husband, Frank, Barbara Ann Neal and husband, Lee Albert, and Gwenda Jane Bennett and husband, Hershel, all of Nettleton; two sons, William Robert Wright Jr. and wife, Sandy, and Lee Allen Wright and wife, Angie, all of Nettleton; two sisters, Ruth Cockrell of Shannon and Polly Patterson of Nettleton; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Lloyd Waggoner and wife, Carolyn; a special friend, Jan Riley.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Evelyn Wright and Patsy Louise Waggoner; six brothers; and one sister.
Pallbearers will be Lloyd Waggoner, Paul Chumney, Frank McCarley, Lee Albert Neal, and Hershel Bennett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Howard McDaniel and the grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the New Chapel United Methodist Church or the Carolina Charge United Methodist youth in care of New Chapel Church.
Kenneth E. Easterling
BIRMINGHAM RIDGE - Kenneth E. Easterling, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. A Lee County native, he was born Oct. 3, 1923, to the late Guy and Maxine Hendrix Easterling. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He participated in the Normandy invasion and fought in several countries in the European Theater. He was formerly of Aurora, Colo., where he retired after 25 years as supervisor of the Aurora City Street Department. After retiring in 1983 he returned to the Birmingham Ridge community. He was a member of the Saltillo United Methodist Church. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Denver Broncos and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was known for the love he had for his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in the McNeil Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sarah Thomas Easterling of Birmingham Ridge; two sons, Ron Easterling and wife, Karen, of Saltillo, and Guy L. Easterling and wife, Laurie, of Pontotoc; a sister, Dorothy Coker and husband, Alvis, of Birmingham Ridge; six grandchildren, Michelle Sandlin and husband, Kirk, of Baldwyn, Tammy Easterling of Saltillo, Ronnie Easterling of Saltillo, Wayne Easterling and wife, Candice of Marietta, Rachel Lovelace and husband, Dewayne, of Belmont, and Emily Galloway of Pontotoc; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Sandlin, Tyler Roberts and Corey Lovelace; a brother-in-law, Robert Thomas and wife, Shirley, of Mooreville; two sisters-in-law, Mary Boone of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Blanche Easterling of Birmingham Ridge; a special friend, Cheryl Bramlett.
Pallbearers will be Tracy Mears, Jason Herring, Ken Herring, Andy Loden, Paul Anglin and Ronnie Berryman.
Memorials may be made to the Saltillo United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 146, Saltillo MS 38866.
AMORY - Mary Barbara Dlugokinski Bee, 89, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Amory after a long illness. She was born July 28, 1914, in Mt. Carmel, Pa., to the late Peter and Barbara Jaroszczak Dlugokinski. She grew up in Mt. Carmel, then lived in Albany, N.Y., for 50 years before moving to Amory in 1983. She married Donald Harvey Bee on July 8, 1945, in Albany. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Amory. She had been a member of the Catholic Daughters of America since 1960 and served as Grand Regent for four years. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Rosary Society and tour director of St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Albany.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Funeral mass will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Amory with Father August Langenkamp officiating and Sis. Florita Rodman assisting. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Harvey Bee of Amory; her nephews, John Dlugokinski of Port Royal, Pa., and Joseph Dlugokinski Sr. of Philadelphia, Pa.; grandnephews, John Michael Dlugokinski and Joseph Dlugokinski Jr., both of Philadelphia, Pa.; a grandniece, Lori Ann Dlugokinski of Philadelphia, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Victoria Dlugokinski Rogalski; and two brothers, John Dlugokinski and Victor Dlugokinski.
Pallbearers will be Cal Leverett, Richard Armstrong and Howard Moon.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to St. Helen Catholic Church, 401 8th Ave. S., Amory MS 38821.