Derrick Arnold, Memphis
Patrick Bagwell, Tupelo
Mary Bee, Amory
Calvin Belle, DeKalb
Willie Dean Black, Vernon, Ala.
Bobby DeShazier, Savannah, Tenn.
Betty Gladney, Nettleton
Danny Hanna, Memphis
Reynolds Hargett, Iuka
Barney Massey, Corinth
Thomas Morgan Sr., Foley, Ala.
Ruth Robinson, Water Valley
Tanell Sheffield, Richmond
Kevin Smithey, Baldwyn
Vera Stanphill, Golden
Susie Wells, Sulligent, Ala.
Hayden Williams, Gattman
The Rowell obituary in Wednesday's Daily Journal contained a misspelled name. The deceased is Charlie C. Rowell of Hernando.
Willie Dean Black
VERNON, Ala. - Willie Dean Black, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at the Fayette Medical Center. She was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Marion County, Ala., to the late William Luther and Velma Mae Moore Webb. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed quilting and sewing, and truly loved her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Bro. Jerry Oakes officiating. Burial will be in Winfield City Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Randall Black and wife, Melissa, of Sulligent, Ala.; three daughters, Eulene Hardy of Fayette, Ala., Aileen Tidwell of Vernon, Ala., and Virginia Gardner of Tupelo; three stepsons, J.C. Black and wife, Louise, of Sulligent, Ala., Orman Black and wife, Frances, of Birmingham, and Roger Black and wife, Dixie, of Vernon, Ala.; four stepdaughters, Willie Mae Barnes of Sulligent, Ala., and Mila Rhea Fowler, Lovis Woods and husband, Frank, and Barbara Patterson and husband, David, all of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; three brothers, W.L. Webb Jr. of Dardanelle, Ark., L.C. Webb of Newburg, Ore., and James Webb of Austin, Texas; four sisters, Pauline Hollis of Guin, Ala., Charlene Tate of Bear Creek, Ala., Irene Devore of Lubbock, Texas, and Delphine Jennings of Newport, Wash.; five grandchildren; 21 stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Floyd Campbell and Clarence Black; a son, Roger Dale Campbell; two stepsons; a brother, Neil Webb; and two sisters, Florence McClure and Nellie Vernon.
Thomas Morgan Sr.
FOLEY, Ala. - Thomas Henry Morgan Sr., 64, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at his home. He was born April 4, 1939, in Calhoun County. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Calhoun City First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with Dr. Anthony Kay and the Rev. Buford Usry officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda L. Morgan of Foley, Ala.; a daughter, Tonya Barber of Madison; two sons, Thomas H. Morgan Jr. of Pontotoc and Phillip Morgan of Foley, Ala.; seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoke Smith Morgan and Christine Allred Morgan.
WATER VALLEY - Ruth Stacy Robinson, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003. She was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Calhoun County. She was a retired homemaker and a Baptist.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Rapiers Chapel Cemetery in Calhoun County with the Rev. Elsworth McCracken officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Eddie Gray of Pearl and Michael Gray of Shreveport, La.; four daughters, Cathy Lepard and Stacy McClain, both of Grenada, Wanda Philyaw of Shreveport, La., and Carolyn Young of Memphis; a sister, Lois Barnett of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Leroy Robinson, on Feb. 6, 1998.
GATTMAN - Hayden Alexander Williams, infant son of Amber Williams, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, in Jackson.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at Durrett Cemetery in the Quincy community. Bro. Jerry Oakes officiated. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Amber Williams of Gattman; his grandparents, Harold Williams of Gattman and Janet Williams of Memphis; his great-grandparents, Lorene Tipton of Memphis and Miriam McCaine of Greenwood Springs; an uncle, Dylan Williams of Gattman; several cousins, great uncles and great aunts.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Mack McCaine and Roy Tipton.
AMORY - Mary Barbara Bee died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare of Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
CORINTH - Barney Thomas Massey, 57, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a Christian. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Janie Margaret Massey of Corinth; two sons, Jonathan Massey of Savannah, Tenn., and Keith Massey of Corinth; two brothers, Donald Massey of Mid West City, Okla., and Ronnie Massey of Hopewell; two sisters, Mona Lisa Swindle of Corinth and Sandy Rodgers of Pocahontas; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Massey, Logan Massey, Joseph Potter and Kaitlyn Massey; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
NETTLETON - Betty Gladney, 84, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at Beverly Care Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen.
Calvin A. Belle
DEKALB - Calvin A. Belle, 78, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at the Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. The son of the late Alvin and Amanda Reed Belle, he grew up in Aberdeen and attended Aberdeen High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Rust College, did further study at Columbia University in New York, then received his master's degree in administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He taught school for many years in Kemper County, retiring as the principal at West Kemper High School in 1989. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a loyal member of St. Mark United Methodist Church in DeKalb, where he was treasurer for more than 30 years. He was a Mason Mason of Unity Springs Lodge No. 225. He was a Prince Hall T and AM from 1957 until his death and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star from June 1960 until his death.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at St. Mark United Methodist Church in DeKalb. The Rev. Dr. Wayne Bass officiated. Burial was in Simmons Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Arceola Belle of DeKalb; three brothers, William H. Belle of New York, Preston C. Belle and wife, India, of Aberdeen, and Alvin B. Belle of Illinois; two sisters, Alice E. Ford and husband, Herman, and Dorothy A. Scott and husband, Albert, all of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
MEMPHIS - Derrick Wayne Arnold, 29, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at the Oakville Health Care Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Superior Funeral Home Chapel in Memphis with the Rev. W.R. Parks officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Lucy, Tenn. Serenity Funeral Home Inc. of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Frances M. Arnold of Memphis; his father, Duane Jones of Naperville, Ill.; two sisters, Marcy Arnold of Memphis and Darnisha Jones of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two brothers, Daniel Jones and Adrian Jones, both of Naperville, Ill.
Pallbearers will be Corey Brown, Martrellis Whitaker, Torry Thomas, Reginal Williams, James Arnold and Roy Jones Jr.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to service time Friday.
SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Bobby R. DeShazier, 41, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at his home in Savannah, Tenn. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. He was an avid Titans football fan. He loved his family and friends.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Sandhill Holiness Church in Savannah with Bro. Henry Taylor and Bro. Cletus Keele officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery in Savannah. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Drummon DeShazier of Savannah; his father, Arch DeShazier of Savannah; his mother, Melvina Murphy Babiec and husband, Richard, of Savannah; a son, Bobby DeShazier II of Savannah; a stepson, Nathan Kennedy of Savannah; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Kennedy of Savannah; a brother, Floyd DeShazier of Savannah; seven half brothers, James DeShazier and wife, Joann, Billy DeShazier and wife, Helen, Virgil DeShazier, Odie Deshazier and wife, Regina, Carmack DeShazier and wife, Beverly, and David DeShazier and wife, Angie, all of Savannah, and L.V. DeShazier and wife, Joyce, of Earle, Ark.; three sisters, Nita DeShazier, Brenda Keele and husband, Jeff, and Joann Rickman and husband, Buddy, all of Savannah; five half sisters, Cathy Little and husband, Paul, Viola Holt, Betty Lewis and husband, Burnice, and Linda Balentine and husband, Joe, all of Savannah, and Lillie Smith and husband, Carl, of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by three half brothers, Buster DeShazier, Dan DeShazier and Henry DeShazier.
Visitation will be at the church from 5 p.m. today to service time Friday.
GOLDEN - Vera Stanphill, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the Red Bay Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
RICHMOND - Tanell Sheffield, 72, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Lee County native and lifelong resident of the Richmond community, she was born July 5, 1931, to the late Clifton and Ossie Baldwyn Rhudy. She was the widow of Gilbert Sheffield, who died in August 1989. After retiring from Blue Bell, she continued working with Legends Inc. until recent declining health. She was a longtime member of Richmond Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Rickey Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Andrews Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Angie Webb and husband, Danny, and Jason Bishop, all of the Richmond community; four sisters, Joann Fowler, Mary Lloyd and Lorene Presley, all of Richmond, and Lavelle Morris of Amory; a brother, Porter Rhudy of Tennessee; two great-grandchildren, Davis and Logan Webb; a special friend, Doris McCullar of Richmond.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Bishop, and a brother, James Rhudy.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Sullivan, Ronnie Sullivan, Jon David Sullivan, Brian Sullivan, Chris Gillentine and David Gillentine.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Carl Patrick Bagwell, 20, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born March 7, 1983, in Lee County to Sarah Faught and Carlton Bagwell. He was an employee of Hancock Fabrics and a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He enjoyed reading, going out to eat, door-to-door ministry, and the Christian Association.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Monument Drive in Tupelo with Bro. John Capps officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Carlton Bagwell of Tupelo; his mother, Sarah "Becky" Faught and husband, George Alvis Faught, of Tupelo; four sisters, Becky Aliene FredErick and fiance, Rudy Schrock, of Amory, Petunia Ramsey of Shannon, Penny Garcia and husband, Johnny, of Tupelo, and Janet Lee Knotts and husband, Michael, of Decatur, Ala.; three brothers, Ashley FredErick and wife, Leslie, of Carrollton, Ga., John Wayne Bagwell of Ashland and Ronald Dean Bagwell of Oxford; his grandmother, Elsie Duncan of Amory; a niece, Raven Frederick; two nephews, Phillip Ramsey and Andrea Garcia; a special friend, Latreesie Hawkins of Batesville; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Milas Duncan, John Quincy and Eden Earl Bagwell; a sister, Tabitha Bagwell; and a brother, Donald Jean Bagwell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patrick Bagwell Memorial Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 209 Troy St., Tupelo MS 38804.
SULLIGENT, Ala. - Susie Wells, 77, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at the Shades Crest Nursing Home in Jasper, Ala. She was born Oct. 7, 1925, in Lamar County, Ala., to the late Tobb and Hattie Johnson Davis. She was a homemaker in her own home, a Baptist and a member of the Eastern Star.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the New Church Cemetery.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kelsie Wells; five brothers, Grafton, Leroy, Joseph, William and Chorch Davis; and four sisters, Grudie Davis, Annie Lee Kennedy, Estella Ganey and Mistory Darnell.
IUKA - Wilburn Reynolds Hargett, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a retired employee of the Fisher Body Plant at General Motors in Chicago and a member of the West End Baptist Church in Chicago.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Franky Smith officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery in Iuka.
Survivors include his wife, Polly Hargett of Iuka; a son, Eddie Hargett and wife, Pat, of Columbia, Tenn.; a daughter, Shirley Passmore of Iuka; three stepsons, Randy Passmore of Winterhaven, Fla., Brad Passmore of Burnsville and Clif Passmore of Iuka; a stepdaughter, Cathy McQueen of Iuka; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Aline Jackson Hargett; his parents, Wilburn and Ednice Hargett; and an infant brother.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231.
Danny F. Hanna
MEMPHIS - Danny F. Hanna, 58, formerly of Corinth, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at his home in Memphis. He was born July 1, 1945, in Corinth. He was a graduate of Corinth High School and Mississippi State University. He was an engineer with Engles Ship Yards. He was the co-founder and developer of Southside Baptist Church of Gautier, where he served as music director.
Services will be at noon today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery in Saltillo, Tenn.
Survivors include his father, Rayburn Hanna of Memphis; three daughters, Angela Hanna of Memphis, Renee West of Deatsville, Ala., and Leigh Hanna of Pascagoula; a dear family friend, Kay Savant of Memphis; former wife and mother of his daughters, Dorothy Hanna of Crump, Tenn.; a grandchild, Ethan West of Deatsville, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Douglas Strickland, Lewis West, David Yarborough and Steve Jackson.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.
Kevin J. Smithey
BALDWYN - Kevin J. Smithey, 37, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at his mother's home. He was a former employee of the Baldwyn Gas and Water Department and a former construction worker. He was disabled. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler-Coggins Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Neal Davis officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his mother, Janice Smithey; his grandmother, Lula Mae Rowan; aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Emmit Smithey, and his grandparents, Audie and Annie Ruth Smithey, and Harold H. Rowan.
Pallbearers will be Larry Rowan, Jeff Rowan, Cory Roberts, Keith Samples, Derrick Pridmore, Stewart Cockrell. and Tyre Stewart.
Kerry Michael will be an honorary pallbearer.