Dot Akins, Booneville

Wilton Armstrong, Baldwyn

Eric Beaver, Batesville

Bro. Donald Berry, Spanish Fort, Ala.

Rev. George Bolden, Ripley

Gene Boone, New Albany

Leonard Bramlette Sr., New Albany

Bessie Brandon, Pontotoc

Martha Crutchfield, Myrtle

Danny Deaton, Tupelo

Daisylee Elzie, Detroit, Mich.

Walter Evans, Holly Springs

Thomas Frantz, Memphis

Etta Mae Frederick, Amory

Jennie Gregg, Biloxi

Jesse King, Smithville

Louis Lard, Iuka

Jimmy Lee Lewis, West Point

Houston Moore, Belmont

Mary Moorehead, Iuka

Jimmy Norris, Twin, Ala.

C.C. Pannell, Tupelo

Rev. George Bolden

RIPLEY - The Rev. George William Bolden, 78, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born June 4, 1925, to Wheeler Bolden Sr. and Josie M. Rhea. He was a minister, pastoring at many churches in North Mississippi during his years of ministry. He was a member of Falkner Baptist Church and the Southern Baptist Convention. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Falkner Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Tiplersville Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, James William Bolden of Falkner, Roy Wayne Bolden of Independence and Joseph Anthony Bolden of Ripley; a daughter, Wanda Bolden Hobson of Myrtle; two brothers, Wheeler Bolden Jr. of Mt. Olive and Lilburn Bolden of Etta; a sister, Mary Wilson of Magee; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Mae Newsom Bolden, and a brother, Edgar Lee Bolden.

Walter E. Evans

HOLLY SPRINGS - Walter E. Evans, 68, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto County in Southaven. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.

Martha J. Crutchfield

MYRTLE - Martha J. Crutchfield, 69, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.

Gene Boone

NEW ALBANY - J.E. "Gene" Boone, 72, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Mary H. Moorehead

IUKA - Mary H. Moorehead, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka.

Etta Mae Frederick

AMORY - Etta Mae Young Frederick, 81, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a long illness. She was born June 12, 1922, in Itawamba County to the late Elmer and Nancy Jane Stevens Young. She lived in Fairview, Mt. Pleasant community and Amory for the past 49 years. She was an employee of Blue Bell, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Amory. She enjoyed flower gardening. She married Alvis Arney Frederick on April 10, 1954. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1981.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Wade Cook and Bro. Scott Kitchens officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Johnny Andrew Frederick and wife, Ruby, of Okolona; four daughters, Sandra Ann Young of Memphis, Linda Darnell Morris and husband, Reggie, of Amory, Rebecca Jane Frederick of Amory, and Cynthia Sue Buse and husband, Robert, of Plantersville; a sister, Etma Young Tucker of Fulton; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Elver Digby; and four brothers, Armon, Arlin, Comer and Grayson Young.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Frederick Jr., James Frederick, Matt Webb, B.J. Morris, Charlie Young and Rodney Parish.

Honorary pallbearers will be small grandchildren, small great-grandchildren and Dr. William Rogers.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Dot Akins

BOONEVILLE - Murland Ellav "Dot" Akins, 60, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Walnut to Herbert C. Davis and Zettie Wilbanks Davis. She was a Christian and a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking.

Services were Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Scott officiating. Burial was in the Mormon Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Akins, whom she married Aug. 9, 1958; a son, Marvin Akins and wife, Bettye, of Booneville; a grandson, Josh Akins of Water Valley; a daughter-in-law, Janice Akins of Water Valley; six sisters.

She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Akins, in 1996.

Pallbearers were Tobe Akins Jr., Barry McKinney, Brandon McKinney, Ronnie McCreary, Chris Akins and Bradley McKinney.

Louis E. Lard

IUKA - Louis E. Lard, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He retired after 28 years with the Tishomingo County Electric Power Association. He was a member of the IBEW Local No. 852 in Corinth. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was the son of the late Meldrage and Eula Lard.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Bro. Earl Martin officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jean Lard of Iuka; two sons, Anthony Lard and wife, Gayle, of Lacey, Wash., and Robert Lard of Iuka; a sister, Alice Highland of Iuka; three grandchildren, Cody Lard of Iuka, Jessica Lard of Lacey, Wash., and Angela Tharp and her husband, Charlie, of Tupelo.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta GA 30368-2454.

Jimmy Norris

TWIN, Ala. - Jimmy Norris, 45, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born in Moline, Ill., but lived in Guin, Ala., most of his life. He was a member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. William Atkins, Bro. Jim Carrington and Bro. Jeff Skiles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Norwood Funeral Home of Guin, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, James and Betty Heatherly Norris of Twin, Ala.; a son, Eric Norris of Pulaski, Tenn.; a sister, Vicky Kimbrell of Guin; a brother, Tim Norris of Twin; his grandmother, Marie Heatherly of East Moline, Ill.; several aunts and uncles; two nieces; one great-niece; one great-nephew.

Eric Beaver

BATESVILLE - Eric Wayne Beaver, 31, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, in Crittenden County, Ark. He was born Dec. 8, 1971, in Batesville to Wayne and Naomi Rogers Beaver. He was a member of the Assembly of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Donald Mullins and the Rev. Dale Beaver officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.

Survivors include a daughter, Chesli Suzanne Beaver of Batesville; his mother, Naomi Rogers Beaver of Batesville; a sister, Tammy Beaver Powell of Batesville.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Jimmy Lee Lewis

WEST POINT - Jimmy Lee Lewis, 83, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. He was born Jan. 1, 1920. He was a farmer, a Baptist and a member of Towncreek M.B. Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Towncreek M.B. Church with Pastor Charles Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include several cousins, including Bennie Creed of Chicago, Lucy Boone of St. Louis, Mo., and James H. Harris of West Point.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Houston Moore

BELMONT - Houston Moore, 74, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Belmont, he was an automobile dealer for more than 50 years. He was a member of Second Street Church of Christ and a Master Mason. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was the son of the late Pozy and Isa Moore.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Second Street Church of Christ with Bro. Ron Deaton and Bro. Fred House officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Garden. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Moore of Belmont; three sons, Roger Moore and wife, Judie, of Golden, Phil Moore and wife, Sara, of Jackson, and Joey Moore and wife, Sherry, of Belmont; a sister, Virginia Stephens of Belmont; four grandchildren, Chris Moore and wife, Stephanie, of Golden, and David Moore and Tess Moore, both of Belmont, and Lauren Moore of Jackson; a great-grandchild, Analise Moore of Golden; four nephews, Jeff Stephens, Rodney Stephens, Randy Stephens and Shane Stephens.

Pallbearers will be Johnny B. Moore, Wallace Williams, Gip Gibson, Jerry Dean Henley, Rhondie "Rod" Burns, Ronald Michael, Colonel Nelson and Bob Yarber.

Visitation will be at the church until service time.

Thomas O. Frantz

MEMPHIS - Thomas O. Frantz, 79, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Kirby Pines in Memphis after a long illness. He was born in Hornellsville, N.Y., and grew up in Hornell, N.Y. He lived in Philadelphia, Pa., where he worked for the Crane Company. He then moved to Spartanburg, S.C., and worked for the Kohler Company, and then to Tupelo where he was plant manager at Elger Plumbing until retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe. He was an active member of St. James Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening and took pride in being the family's problem solver and repairman. He was a great father.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Henry Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Gretchen Frantz of Booneville and Barbara Hayden of Cordova, Tenn.; a son, Christopher Frantz of Madison; five grandchildren, Katie Hayden, Thomas Hayden, Andrew Hayden, Chris Hayden and Michele Frantz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elinor Klos Frantz, in 2000.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Hayden, Andrew Hayden, Chris Hayden, Chris Mills and Max Munn.

Visitation will be at the church beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and a Vigil for the Deceased will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.

Danny Deaton

Danny Wayne Deaton, also known as Danny Brazil, 37, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, in an automobile accident on the Natchez Trace Parkway. He was a native of Lee County and a resident of the Tupelo area most of his life. He was employed by Stebbins Engineering out of New York and worked as a tank builder. He enjoyed camping, canoeing, golf, hunting and recreational sports. He was a loving father and husband.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Sammy Lansdale officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Velisa Hughes Deaton of Tupelo; a son, Fabien Deaton of Tupelo; two sisters, Shelley Brazil Bounchareune and husband, Aire, of Saltillo, and Pamela Payne and husband, J.B., of Tupelo; his mother, Nada Brazil of Saltillo; his father, Danny Brazil of Tupelo; two brothers, his twin, Donny Deaton, and David Brazil, both of Tupelo; his grandparents, Ervin and Helen Stanford of Saltillo; his mother-in-law, Peggy Sain of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Belinda "Gibi" Funderburk, and a cousin, Randy Witcher.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Martin, Bobby Gene, Robin Rogers, Marcus Orelee, Ricky Witcher, Robby Witcher and Rusty Witcher.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Daisylee Elzie

DETROIT - Daisylee Elzie died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the Grace Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Detroit, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Bro. Donald Berry

SPANISH FORT, Ala. - Bro. Donald Stephen Berry, 60, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Ala. He was born Oct. 21, 1942, in Mobile, Ala. He served as pastor at several churches including Union Chapel Baptist Church in Union Chapel, Ala., Cedar Bluff Baptist Church in Cedar Bluff and most recently at the First Baptist Church in Spanish Fort. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Services were Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Spanish Fort with the Rev. Bryant Benton officiating. A second service will be at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in New Hope. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Porter Berry of Spanish Fort; his mother, Margie Thomas Howard of Tibbie, Ala.; three sons, Donald Scott Berry of Fairhope, Ala., and Ronald Shawn Berry and Robert Sherman Berry, both of West Point; a sister, Naomi Berry Howard of Tibbie, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Austin Barlow Berry, Stephen Coe Berry, Laura Catherine Berry, Emma Claire Berry, Robert Gray Berry, Susan Alexis Hamilton and Christin Abigail Hamilton.

The body will lie in state at Mt. Zion Baptist Church one hour before services today.

Memorials may be made to the Rev. Donald Berry Charity Fund, Southtrust Bank, Baldwin County, Ala.

Jesse King

SMITHVILLE - Jesse King, 21 months, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Jennie Gregg

BILOXI - Jennie Gregg died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the Biloxi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.

Leonard Bramlette Sr.

NEW ALBANY - Leonard Bramlette Sr., 58, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, after a sudden illness. He was born Nov. 4, 1944, in Pontotoc County to Owen Neal and Carrie Sue Pannell Bramlette. He was a Baptist and a disabled U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of VFW Post No. 05395 of Pontotoc and the Potter Henry Lowrey American Legion Post of New Albany. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. J.W. Owen officiating. Burial will be in the Ecru City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Bramlette, whom he married Oct. 29, 2001; his mother, Carrie Sue Bramlette; two sons, Brian Michalec and wife, Aileen, of New York and Leonard Bramlette Jr. of Pontotoc; a stepdaughter, Carrie Johnson of Guntown; three stepsons, Kelly Goins and wife, Donna, and Ray Goins, all of New Albany, and Carl Hatcher of New York; five sisters, Ethlene Goggins of Olive Branch, and Joyce Stubblefield, Doris Russell, Sandra Austin and Seretha Gregory, all of Pontotoc; a brother, Richard Bramlette of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Brian, Tiffany and Nikki Michalec; two stepgrandchildren, Steven Crumpton and Payton Goins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Pallbearers will be Leo Mask, Elton Strider, David Simmons, Mark Graham, Larry Poole and Terry Bramlitt.

Honorary pallbearers will be W.A. Griss, his fellow comrades of the Potter Henry Lowrey American Legion of New Albany and the VFW Post No. 05395 of Pontotoc.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday.

C.C. Pannell

C.C. Pannell, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a native of Union County and a longtime resident of Tupelo. He was the owner of Clearview T.V. in Tupelo and a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church. An avid Atlanta Braves fan, he enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Bert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Juanita Pannell of Tupelo; three daughters, Joyce Duncan and husband, Buddy, of Tupelo, Jannette Knight and husband, Buddy, of Saltillo, and Lisa Lofton and husband, Jim, of Saltillo; a son, Terry Pannell and wife, Barbara, of Saltillo; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be William L. Duncan Jr., Charles Harris Knight III, William N. Knight, Trevor Palmer, Linwood Landreth and Mike Robinson.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Bessie Brandon

PONTOTOC - Bessie Lee Brandon, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mortimer Funeral Home of Ecru.

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