Robert Bishop, Baldwyn
Peggy Breaux, Waggaman, La.
Evelyn Brumley, Iuka
Jackie Horn, Belmont
Buddy Howard, Ocean Springs
Mike Huffstatler, Pontotoc
Inez McGaughy, Ashland
Jim McNeece, Fulton
R.C. Minich, Amory
Edith Robinson, Fulton
Earnest Rowland, Booneville
Paul Smith, Iuka
Mary Ann Talley, Holly Springs
Jimmy Wilson, Eupora
IUKA - Evelyn Brumley, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the Carrington House in Iuka. She attended the First Freewill Baptist Church in Iuka. She was a beloved wife and mother.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Steve Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Avon Brumley of Iuka; a daughter, Patricia Huggins of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Jason and Brent Huggins of Atlanta.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Brumley, James Brumley, Jerry Blakley, Danny Parsons, Mathew Brumley and John Parsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Benjamin Coker, c/o First Freewill Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill Road, Iuka MS 38852.
EUPORA - Jimmy Fox Wilson, 60, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at his home in Eupora. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Wood Springs Baptist Church. He was the son of William Henry and Lettie Bell Wilson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Wood Springs Baptist Church. Burial will be in Wood Springs Cemetery. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mauvlene Wilson of Eupora; a daughter, Connie Jenice Avent of Mathiston; two sons, Terry Wayne Wilson of Jackson and Keith Earl Wilson of Eupora; a sister, Willie Catherine Jordan of Winona; five grandchildren, William Timothy Platt, Beverly Ann Avent, Justin Wilson, Chris Wilson and Kristin Gayle Wilson.
ASHLAND - Inez Hudspeth McGaughy, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at her home in Ashland. She was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Benton County to Clyde and Zenora Poff Hudspeth. She was a homemaker, the owner/operator of a greenhouse, and a member of Liberty Methodist Church in Ashland. She was the widow of Fred McGaughy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Liberty Methodist Church in Ashland with Bro. William Kemp officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Blake McGaughy and wife, Donna, of Cleveland; a daughter, Jan Roberson and husband, Larry, of Ashland; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.
Paul B. Smith
IUKA - Paul B. Smith, 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a member of the Iuka Church of Christ and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in North Africa. He was a carpenter for TVA for 40 years and a member of Carpenters Local No. 109 in Sheffield, Ala. He was a hard worker who loved his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Lance Foster officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Gladys Smith of Iuka; a son, Jerry Paul Smith of Dickson, Tenn.; a daughter, Diane Sherron of Tuscumbia, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Morgan Smith, Robyn Smith, Casey Smith and Nathan Smith, all of Dickson, Tenn., and Jon Sherron, Jenny Sherron and Katie Sherron, all of Tuscumbia, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Susie Smith.
Pallbearers will be Jon Sherron, Charles Manley, Richard Luttman, Bob Wimbish, Lucian Puckett and Lyonel "Cotton" Wade.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Wesley O'Neal "Buddy" Howard, 64, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Ocean Springs Hospital after a long illness. He was born May 12, 1939, in Tupelo. He was a 33-year resident of Jackson County. He graduated from Tupelo High School and attended Itawamba Junior College. He was a former resident of Escatawpa, where he was a member of Midway Baptist Church of Moss Point, serving as musical director and Sunday school teacher. After moving to Ocean Springs, he became a member of the First Baptist Church of Ocean Springs. He was a master carpenter and retired after 29 years as a joiner at Ingalls Shipbuilding. He was a member of Carpenters Local No. 303, and a carpentry apprentice instructor at Pascagoula High School and MGCJC for Carpenters Local No. 303. He was a member and past Master of Moss Point Masonic Lodge No. 202, where he served in numerous offices. He also held several offices for the Singing River Swingers Square Dance Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Ocean Springs. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Cemetery in Ocean Springs. Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home Ocean Springs Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Scarbrough Howard of Ocean Springs; three daughters, Denise Howard Sumners of Escatawpa, and Sarita Howard and husband, Michael Timko, and Paula Howard and husband, Brock Wortham, all of Norfolk, Va.; a foster daughter, Meritza Henry of Philadelphia; a sister, Shirley Howard Gabbard and husband, Chuck, of Austin, Ind.; two aunts, Lavelle Rogers of Selma, Ala., and Blanche Nichols of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Samantha and Corey Sumners of Escatawpa, Nikki and Allysa Timko of Norfolk, Va., and Olivia Wortham of Norfolk, Va.; nephews, Michael Edward of Tupelo, Donnie Wesson and Rick Gabbard of Austin, Ind., Larry Cantrell of Fort Worth, Texas, Les Cantrell of New Roads, La., David Cantrell of Covington, La., James Bell Jr. of Ocean Springs; nieces, Jenney, Julie, Jaime, Joni and Jordan Bell, and Amy Hayes, all of Ocean Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Needham Wesley Howard and Lucille Nichols Howard; two sisters, Mary Edwards McCraw and Martha Sue Cantrell; and a nephew, Matthew Wesson.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
PONTOTOC - James Michael "Mike" Huffstatler, 52, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born July 15, 1951, in New Albany to Charlie "Hummie" Huffstatler and the late Evie Griffin Huffstatler. He was a serviceman for the Pontotoc Electric Power Association. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and the Mississippi Saddle Club Association.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Mike Powell officiating. Burial will be in Ingomar Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Malinda Grace Huffstatler of Pontotoc; his father, Charlie "Hummie" Huffstatler of New Albany; two daughters, Amanda Douglas and husband, James, of New Albany, and Mallory Huffstatler of Pontotoc; a son, Jared Michael Huffstatler and friend, Leigh Ann, of Pontotoc; a sister, Betty Jo Hill and husband, Jackie, of New Albany; three brothers, Charlie Neal Huffstatler and wife, Carolyn, Sammy Huffstatler and wife, Rosemary, and Bill Huffstatler and wife, Sandra, all of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Evie Griffin Huffstatler.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Cruse, Troy Harrison, Walter Chittom, Steve Cobb, Terry Huffstatler, Corey Stout, Joe Phil Whitten and David Huffstatler.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Pontotoc Electric Power Association employees.
Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Brain Injury Foundation.
WAGGAMAN, La. - Peggy Rose Murphy Breaux, 51, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at her home in Waggaman, La. She was born Feb. 18, 1952, in Vicksburg. She was a medical assistant and a member of Calvary Baptist Church at Vicksburg.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Reed's Chapel Cemetery in Webster County.
Survivors include her fiance, Stacey Self Jr. of Waggaman, La.; a daughter, Kimberly Dawn Meyers of Adaton; three sons, Merrell Meyers and Scott Allen Meyers Breaux, both of Eupora, and Martin Breaux of Adaton; a sister, Caroline Crulee of Independence, La.; four brothers, David Murphy of Eupora, Robert Murphy of Jefferson City, Mo., Patrick Murphy of LaPlace, La., and George Murphy of Vicksburg; six grandchildren.
AMORY - R.C. Minich, 70, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Mary Ann Talley
HOLLY SPRINGS - Mary Ann Foster Talley died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Alliance Health Care in Holly Springs. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
FULTON - Jimmie Lee McNeece, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the Woodruff County Nursing Home in McCrory, Ark. He was born July 29, 1917, to Jesse E. and Annie Dill McNeece. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of McCrory, a veteran of World War II and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a maintenance foreman for W.R. Grace Chemical in Memphis for 26 years. He lived in Florida form 1977 until returning to Arkansas in 2002.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Lee Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory. American Legion Post 51 will present the flag.
Survivors include a daughter, Robbie Gardner and husband, John Ed, of Tupelo, Ark.; three brothers, Truman McNeece, and John T. McNeece and wife, Barbara, all of Fulton, and R.B. "Bob" McNeece and wife, Frances, of Tupelo; a sister-in-law, Nadine McNeece of Fulton; three grandchildren, John Laymon Gardner, Jenna Kay Gardner and James E. Lee Gardner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dale Virginia Phillips McNeece; his second wife, Rhea G. McNeece; two brothers, Dalton McNeece and Fred McNeece; and three sisters-in-law, Verma McNeece, Mauvine Hankins McNeece and Phyllis D. McNeece.
His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to service time Friday.
FULTON - Edith Waddle Robinson, 77, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at the Courtyards Nursing Home. She was born July 16, 1926, in Itawamba County to George and Nettie Jane Johnson Waddle. She was a factory worker and a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Adams and Bro. Mike Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Rudolph Robinson of Fulton; a daughter, Sherry Stancil of Fulton; a sister, Annie Pearl Dulaney of Fulton; a granddaughter, Shey Stancil.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Wilemon, Eddie Ashley, Paul Hood, Will Ashley, Ricky Johnson, Johnny Wilson and Justin Wilson.
Visitation will be from 7:30 a.m. to service time today.
BOONEVILLE - James Earnest Rowland, 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member of the Landmark Facility in Booneville. He was a retired farmer and a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Mark Cagle and Bro. Cliff Cartwright officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lera Maureen Koon Rowland of Booneville; three daughters, Janice Killebrew of Starkville, Jane Bice and husband, Cliff, of Auburn, Ala., and Sandra Purvis and husband, Phil, of Booneville; a son, Mac Rowland and wife, Janet, of Booneville; his grandchildren, Amy Killebrew Williams and husband, Timothy, Lori Bice, Bradley Purvis, Melonie Rowland Riddle and husband, Michael, Melanie Baggett, and Derek Baggett; a great-grandchild, Tyler Riddle.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Frank Killebrew; his parents, Dink Tyme and Mary E. Heavener Rowland; three brothers, Earl Rowland, Elmer Rowland and Eugene Rowland; and two sisters, Allene Price and Nadine Blankenship.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BELMONT - Jackie Wayne Horn, 55, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Itawamba County. He was a truck driver for 36 years and a member of Dennis United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Ronnie Goodwin, Bro. Robert Wood and Bro. Ed Saunders officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Dian Horn of Belmont; three daughters, Debbie Kendall and husband, Richard, of Dennis, Angie Kennedy and husband, Steve, of Belmont, and Brandi Barnes and husband, Greg, of Iuka; four sons, Jeffery Horn and wife, Kari, of Iuka, Todd Crane and wife, Christie, of Huntsville, Ala., Grant Horn and wife, Jennifer, of Tishomingo, and Brian Horn and wife, Lisa, of Dennis; his mother, Necie Horn of Belmont; three brothers, J.T. Horn, Billy Horn and Charles Horn; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Jordyn Fowler and Emily Fowler, both of Gulfport.
He was preceded in death by his father, F.J. "Coot" Horn; a daughter, Kandi Allred; two brothers; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mark Horn, Joel Horn, Pat Horn, Phillip Horn, Tony Graham and Chris Cleveland.
Steve Horn will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday.
Robert L. Bishop
BALDWYN - Robert Leonard Bishop, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He enjoyed farming, working with his tractor, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Evans and Bro. Jason Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Lawson Bishop of Baldwyn; his mother, Effie Bishop of Baldwyn; two sons, Terry Bishop, and Eric Bishop and wife, Amanda, all of Baldwyn; a daughter, Amy Johnson and John of Tupelo; three sisters, Elise Barnes, and Brenda Morgan and husband, Terry, all of Tupelo, and Judy Hooten of Saltillo; three brothers, Bobby Gerald "Pete" Bishop and wife, Sandra, of Interlocken, Fla., Lorenzo "Butch" Bishop and wife, Karen, of Savannah, Ga., and Buddy Jake "Bud Jake" Bishop and wife, Linda, of Statesboro, Ga.; his grandchildren, Bridget Bishop Montgomery and husband, Adam, Terri Lynn Bishop, Levi Bishop, Austin Bishop and Mary Grace Bishop; a special niece, Lacy Hooten.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lennie Merle Bishop, and his father, Robert "Bob" Bishop.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Scott, Joe Roberts, Jimmy Michael, Levi Bishop, Austin Bishop and Anthony Roberts.