Ronald Dodd

NEW ALBANY - Ronald Dodd, 60, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at his home. He was born May 2, 1947, in Union County to the late James Dodd and Eloise Gardner Dodd. He was employed for 38 years at Brookwood Furniture in Pontotoc and currently was a supervisor at Albany Industries. He was a Mason and served four years in the Army Reserve. He was a member of Ingomar United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, dad and granddad.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Tom Sheffield and Bro. Kerry Powell officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Dodd; one daughter, Amanda Dodd Sheffield (Chris) of Algoma; one son, Allen Dodd (Missy) of New Albany; one sister, Brenda Pannell of New Albany; his twin brother, Donald Dodd, and brother Jackie Dodd, both of New Albany; two grandchildren, Kyle Dodd and Mollie Grace Sheffield; and his mother-in-law, Mattie Owen of Pontotoc.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Horton, Grady Thompson Jr., Lee Goolsby, Jimmy Bigham, David Owen and Shane Wise.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Earl Gladney

OKOLONA - Earl Gladney died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Lewis Warren Rawson

GOLDEN - Lewis Warren Rawson, 70, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 23, 1937, to Tom and Mary Rawson. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Pineville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pineville Baptist Church with Bro. J.C. Blackburn and Bro. John Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the Old Burleson Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Rawson of Golden; a special friend and brother, Archie Smith of Gulfport; one son, Kenneth Rawson and wife, Deanna, of Oxford; two stepsons, Jeffery M. Thorn and wife, Barbara, of Golden and Tim Thorn and wife, Melissa, of Red Bay, Ala.; one daughter, Sherry Fay Rawson of Winona; six grandchildren, Trent Erin Matthes, Brittany Thorn, Blake Thorn, Briana Thorn, Heather Thorn and Payton Thorn; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Hollis Holland, Larry Burks, Blake Thorn, Oneal Hammock, Bunt Burks and J.E. Gasaway.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Red Bay.

Memorials may be made to Pineville Baptist church or the American Diabetes Association.

Gladys Irene Wood

WEST POINT - Gladys Irene Wood, 87, died, Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at Dugan Memorial Nursing Home in West Point. She was born May 31, 1920, in Pontotoc to the late Florence Buchanan and George Stepp. She was a retired inspector for Coy Glenn Garment Company in Water Valley for a number of years. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She married Robert Allen Wood on April 6, 1938; he predeceased her on May 7, 1989.

Services were Sunday, September 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Yarber officiating. Burial was in the Palestine Cemetery in Montpelier.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Wooten (Herbert) and one son, Allen Wood (Betty), all of West Point; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steven Edington, Dustin Edington, Lance Hood, Eddie Shaw, Brian Ingram and Steven Ray.

Honorary Pallbearers were Brett Miller and the staff of Dugan Nursing Home.

Billy Deward Dillard

WOODLAWN - Billy Deward Dillard, 45, of Woodlawn, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at the Williamson County Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. He was born Nov. 29, 1961, in Ft. Knox, Kentucky to Leon Dillard and Ila Mae Goggins Dillard. He was a budget coordinator for the State of Tennessee and attended Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksville, Tenn., with Bro. Larry Mulberry and Bro. Todd Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Ecru Cemetery in Ecru, Miss. Browning Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Ila Mae Dillard of Clarksville, Tenn.; his wife, Colleen Hinkle Dillard of Spring Hill, Tenn.; one son, Zachary Kyle Dillard of Spring Hill, Tenn.; one brother, Jerry Leon Dillard of El Paso, Texas; one sister, Teretha Dillard Edenfield of North Carolina; his nieces, Erica Edenfield and Carrie Dillard; and his nephews, Steven Edenfield, Sam Dillard and Benjamin Dillard.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

David Lee Walters Sr.

WESTVILLE - David Lee Walters Sr., 74, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.

Edith Cruse

BALDWYN - Edith Virginia Cruse, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

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

Bobby Eugene Nanney

TUPELO - Bobby Eugene Nanney, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Itawamba County to Will Nanney and Ruby Willburn Nanney. He had been employed by the Natchez Trace Parkway for 39 years. He was a veteran of the Miss. National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of Itawamba Junior College and was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church. He loved gardening, a special time with his wife.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Auburn Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob O'Neal, the Rev. Kermitt Brann and the Rev. David Singleton officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Moieze Nanney of Tupelo; one sister, Faye Wiginton and James of Prentiss; and two brothers, J.B. Nanney and Ann of Tupelo and Verel "Buster" Nanney of Fulton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Hoyle, Douglas, Todd and Rex Nanney; and one sister, Sedera Loden

Pallbearers will be Don Stennett, Ron Stennett, Gary Nanney, Gailord Loden, Terry Ramey, Jeff Ramey, Jim Willburn and Tommy Willburn.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Natchez Trace Parkway and his nephews, Steve Nanney, Billy Nanney, Jimmy Nanney, Gary Johnsey and Tracy Johnsey.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Wilma White

VERONA - Wilma White died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Geary Strange

BOONEVILLE - Geary T. Strange, 41, of Booneville, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at his home. He was a heavy equipment operator for Eutaw Construction Company, a Baptist and enjoyed playing his guitar.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Survivors include his mother, Inez Malone of Booneville; two sisters, Shelia McClellan and husband, Steve, of Booneville, and Laquita White of Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Tommy Glen Strange of Booneville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Strange.

The family will receive friends at his mother's home, 901 Nicholson St., Booneville, MS.

Charles Little Sr.

NEW ALBANY - Charles Wayne Little Sr., 77, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Prentiss County to the late Orville Little and Irene Morgan Little. He was a salesman and owner/operator of Little's Used Car Sales. He was a Methodist and a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Dale Whitlock officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Twanda Whitten Little of New Albany; one daughter, Barbara Little of New Albany; one son, Chuck Little and his wife, Lisa, of Collierville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Adam Little of Blue Springs and Lindsey Little of Collierville, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dean Whitten, Bobby Whitten, David White, Earle White, Jimmy Cobb, David Yarbrough, Butch Cobb, Sammy Chism and Wade Chism.

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

Daymond Crowley

MATHISTON - Daymond Crowley, 59, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Burdine Road in Mathiston. He was born Jan. 29, 1948, in Sunflower County. He worked as a conductor for the Kansas City-Southern Railroad for 37 years. He was a member and deacon of the Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a very good man whose happiness was making sure his family was happy and cared for. He was a simple man who was kind and humble. He will be dearly missed.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Fellowship Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Pinnix Crowley of Mathiston; his mother, Ann Crowley of Mathiston; one daughter, Meriah Burdine of Mathiston; two sons, Josh Crowley and Zach Crowley, both of Mathiston; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church, 2335 Old Trace Road, Mathiston, MS 39752.

Clytee Moore Ellzey

TUPELO - Clytee Moore Ellzey, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Cedars Health Center Nursing Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City with the Rev. Dax Summerhill and the Rev. Jim Vance officiating. Burial will be in the Calhoun City Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Sara Inez Moore and husband, Earl Jr., of Duck Hill, and Lerelle Moore Greene of Tupelo; and one stepdaughter, Ruth Ellzey Coleman of San Diego, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M.B. Ellzey; her parents, Lee R. Moore and Willie Mae Betterton Moore; two sisters, Christine Northrup and Jessie Pearl Skelton; and one brother, R. Knox Moore.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services today at the funeral home.

Jeri Roberts

HAMILTON - Jeri Sherena Davis Roberts, 40, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at her residence in Hamilton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Fannie Lou Alder

TUPELO - Fannie Lou Alder, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born June 21, 1931, in Tremont to Elmer Brown and Effie Elizabeth Brown. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Tupelo where she was a very active member of the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of Tremont High School, Itawamba Jr. College, Blue Mountain College and did her post graduate work at Vanderbilt University. She taught high school English until she retired. She was an avid reader and loved working outside.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Tupelo with the Rev. Dave Jenson officiating assisted by Dr. Randy Von Kanel. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens in Fulton. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 48 years, James Alder of Tupelo; three sons, Mark Alder and Cecile of Hinsdale, Ill., Michael Alder and Cathy of Tupelo and Jeffrey Alder and Sally of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; one sister, Shirley Furguson of Coldwater; one brother, George "Jack' Brown of Mantachie; and three grandchildren, Bradley Alder, Rachel Alder and Matthew Alder.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Wendell Brown; and two sisters, Earline Smith and Nellie Holliday.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Thorn, Eric Thorn, David Blackwell, Ricky Cockrell, Joe Gary and Kenneth Burnside. Honorary pallbearers will be the Ruth Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Youth Ministry at First Baptist Church, 300 North Church Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.

Herbert Hamm Sr.

OAKLAND, Tenn. - Herbert Hamm Sr., 89, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at his son's residence in Savannah, Tenn. He was a native of Mississippi and a longtime bulldozer operator before his retirement. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing as long as his health permitted. He was the widower of Opal Kee Hamm, who died Sept. 25, 2003.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home West Chapel in Oakland with the Rev. Eddie Little officiating. Burial will be in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita Weston of Bartlett, Tenn., and Veronica Presley of Cordova, Tenn.; one son, Herbert "Bubba" Hamm Jr. of Savannah, Tenn.; one brother, S. T. Thompson of Ripley.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Home.

Don E. Hall

AMORY - Services for Don E. Hall, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He is also survived by one brother, Gene Davis of Smithville.

Catherine Davidson

ST. LOUIS - Catherine Davidson died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at her sister's residence in Houston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

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