AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Tuesday, April 6, 1999

Pauline King

WEST POINT Pauline King, 84, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at Waverly Care Home. A former resident of Tupelo, she had moved to West Point two months ago. Born Feb. 14, 1915, in Chickasaw County, she was educated through the 12th grade. She was a retired seamstress at Knickerbocker, and a member of West Jackson Baptist Church of Tupelo.

Services are at 2 p.m. today at Nowell-Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Terry Partin officiating, and burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Langley of Camden, Ark.; a niece, Robbie Busbin of West Point, and several other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be John McGarrity, Jessie Harmon, Milton Ray, Jimmy Pruitt, O.D. Duncan and Billy Ellis.

James Lewis

STARKVILLE James S. Lewis, 75, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at his home. Born April 26, 1923 in Kosciusko, he was the son of the late Lannie L. and Amy Rosemond Lewis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, and he was a graduate of Mississippi State University. He was a retired chemical engineer with the Petroleum Products Lab, MSU, and a member of Starkville Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Gardens Park, Starkville, with John Smithson officiating.

He is survived by a son, Gentry Lewis of Starkville; a sister, Evelyn Goss of Kosciusko; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Sunnybrook Children's Home, Ridgeland.

Ethel R. Kingsley

ABERDEEN - Ethel Rodabough Kingsley, 109, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the Kents Nursing Center in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on March 10, 1890 in Logansport, Indiana, to Albert E. and Hannah Bloom Rodabough. She moved to Mississippi in 1896 and lived in the Aberdeen area for 97 years. She has spent the last six years in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a member of the Aberdeen Baptist Church, a member of the Berean Sunday School class, played the organ at church and played the piano for Sunday School at the age of 90. She was a telephone operator in Aberdeen and Columbus.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Lee officiating. Burial will be in Tranquill Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Eunice Lee Williams of Columbus and France Bretz and her husband, Wesley, of Fort Worth, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and 28 great great grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by three sons, Eugene D. Lee Sr., Armond D. Lee Sr., and Rev. Robert E. Lee, Sr.

Pallbearers will be Tom Bretz, Michael Bretz, Eugene Lee Jr, Tommy Lee, Burt Williams and John Williams.

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

Annie Bell "Aunt Sis" Green

OKOLONA - Annie Bell "Aunt Sis" Green 75, died Saturday April 3, 1999, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was a member Union Grove UMC Church and also served as Sunday School teacher.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Union Grove UMC Church with the Rev. William F. Givhan Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove UMC Cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, L.C. Green of Okolona; one son, Eddie Herman Parks and his wife, Azzie, of Amory; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Parks; her mother, Orpha Parks; one son, Jesse James Parks; three brothers Eddie Parks, Charlie Parks and Jesse Parks; and two sisters, Ethel Haynes and Janice Griffin.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.

Virginia P. Wiggins

HOLLY SPRINGS - Virginia Petty Wiggins, 75, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at the Marshall County Medical Center in Holly Springs. She was born June 5, 1923, to John and Clemmie Lumpkin Petty. She was a homemaker and a member of Temperance Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Bro. Leonard Howell. Burial will be in Temperance Hill Cemetery in Potts Camp.

Survivors include one son, J.W. Thomas of New Albany; one daughter, Rose Slack of Anderson, Ind.; one brother, Marty Petty of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Roxie Bingaman of Pendleton, Ind., and Fran Pierce of Columbia City, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren,

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilery Wiggins; one son, Clinton Thomas; and one daughter, Virginia Deloros Jenkins.

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

Genova L. Wright

CORINTH - Genova Little Wright, 89, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Hardin officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Glen Wright of Lake St. Helen, Mich., and Ruble Wright of Alexandria, La.; one daughter, Doris Floyd of Memphis; four brothers, Howard Little, C.K. Little and J.A. Little, all of Corinth, and Jessie Little of Glen; one sister, Uthril Johnson of Corinth; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Hazel Lancaster

Hazel Lancaster, 78, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at Beverly Health Care after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and member of Antioch #2 Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlander Lancaster.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Antioch #2 Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Cantrell, Nancy Greene and Teresa Nash all of Rienzi; two sons, Gerald Lancaster of Corinth and Danny "Bo" Lancaster of Booneville; six grandchildren, Tammy and Amanda Cantrell, Keith Greene, Hope Settlemires, Amber Lancaster and Jess Nash; two brothers, M.W. Bagett and Bilbo "Short" Baggett of Jumpertown.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

Merle Blackwell

Merle Durrett Blackwell, 92, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at her home in Tupelo after several years of failing health. She was the widow of N.E. Blackwell Jr. of Tupelo. She was born in Wolfe City, Texas, the daughter of Zack and Rozzie Mitchell Durrett. She moved to Mississippi with her mother and siblings at an early age after the death of her father. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ellion Durrett of El Dorado, Ark., and her sister, Ruth Durrett Burks of Monticello, Fla. She was an elementary teacher in Plantersville and Tupelo for many years. She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. For most of her life, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Plantersville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Plantersville with the Rev. Samuel Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Plantersville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Blackwell of Tupelo; a son, N.E. Blackwell III, and his wife, Joan, of Paris, Ky.; three grandchildren, Dr. Melanie Blackwell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Vance Blackwell and his wife, LiAnne, of Lexington, Ky., and Nora Blackwell Judy and her husband, Morgan, of Paris, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Dustin Pegg of Cincinnati, Ohio, Joshua and Elizabeth Judy of Paris, Ky.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Charles Durrett, Jacque Prather, Ron Blackwell and David Blackwell; her grandson, Vance Blackwell; and her great-grandson, Dustin Pegg.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church 30 minutes before services.

Memorials may be made to the North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Care Program or the First Baptist Church of Plantersville.

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Mr. Walker C. Barber

Tupelo

2 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Tupelo Memorial Park

Mrs. Merle Durrett Blackwell

Tupelo

2 p.m. Wednesday

First Baptist Church, Plantersville

Plantersville Cemetery.

Jean Manning

MYRTLE Erma Jean Yarbrough Manning, 67, died Monday, April 5, 1999. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by by United Funeral Home of New Albany.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today.

Wilma Gortney

IUKA Wilma Maxine Randolph Gortney, 73, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at her home. She was born April 15, 1925, to the late E.V. and Genie Randolph. She was a retired employee of Tishomingo State Park.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Elliott officiating. Burial will in South Crossroads Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Hollis Aron Jourdan Jr., and his wife, Betty, of Corinth; four daughters, Judy Rhodes, Barbara Russell and her husband, Billy, of Iuka, Louise Jourdan of Burnsville and Quay Hartranft and her husband, Lee, of Jackson; one brother, Waylon Randolph and his wife, Hilda, of Columbia, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews; two caregivers, Lisa Bordens and Joyce Simpson.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Bobby Roy Jordan, Larry Aaron Jourdan and Jerry Don Jourdan; one grandchild, Eddie Gene Allen; two sisters, five brothers.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, George Randolph, Odell Randolph, Bob Waddell, Jimmy Randolph, Eddie Randolph and O.T. Randolph.

Mildred Ruth

HOULKA Mildred Estelle Ruth, 92, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 5, 1907, in Reid to the late George Caswell Ruth and Vesta Paralee Collums Ruth. She received her bachelor's of science degree from Blue Mountain College in 1928. In 1955, she received her master's degree from the University of Mississippi. She was a member of Houlka Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, B.T.U. and Vacation Bible School teacher. She was the worthy matron of the Eastern Star several times. She was president of the Mississippi Federated Club and New Century Club several times. She was a member of the Library Auxiliary and Houlka Historical Society. She taught at Jasper County, Big Creek, Tupelo Junior High School and Houlka before retiring.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Houlka Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Blair officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Sadie Winter of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one nephew whom she raised, Joel Turner; several other nieces and nephews.

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

Robbie Haynes

NETTLETON Robbie R. Haynes, 26, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Heroines of Jericho Court.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Prospect M.B. Church with Pastor George Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Haynes of Nettleton; her father, Robert Haynes Sr. of Nettleton; one brother, Robert Haynes Jr. of Nettleton; one sister, Pam Haynes of Nettleton; her maternal grandmother, Pinkie Wilson of Nettleton; two nieces, Kayla Haynes of Maya Haynes, both of Nettleton.

Visitation will be from 11 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

Ashley L. Spinks

BANNER Ashley L. Spinks, 18, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. She was a student of Marion High School. She was a member of Northbrook Baptist Church at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Banner Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Caples, the Rev. Rex Ard, the Rev. Gus Merritt and the Rev. Enoch Purvis officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Joe Spinks Jr., and Teresa Costner Spinks of Marion, Iowa; one brother, Tony Spinks of Marion, Iowa; her special friend, Maya Kuratomi of Iowa State University; her grandparents, Morley and Jean Costner of Banner and Joe Sr. and Vera Spinks of Birmingham; two aunts, Lisa Costner of Banner and Marla White and her husband, Roger, of Pontotoc; one cousin, Cory White of Pontotoc.

Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Pree Crump

BALDWYN Pree Crump Jr., 66, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church. He was employed by the City of Baldwyn.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. Wayne Myles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Son Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Gennie Elizabeth Crump of Baldwyn; two daughters, Bonita Crump and Linda C. Young, both of Baldwyn; four sons, Rev. Jimmy M. Haley and his wife, Hilda, of Tupelo, Danny Crump and his wife, Phyllis and Richard Crump of all Baldwyn and Chond Crump and his wife, Rhonda, of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Cozy Jackson of Joliette, Ill., Rachel Crump and Mildred Billups and her husband, Ellis C., all of Baldwyn; three brothers, Robert Crump and his wife, Vera, Bobby C. Crump and his wife, Elizabeth Ann, and Earl Tate of Baldwyn; eight grandchildren, his mother-in-law, Irene Bell of Baldwyn.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. today with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m.

Guin Yarber

PONTOTOC Guin "Tip" Yarber, 93, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at Pontotoc Hospital. She was a retired school teacher, circuit clerk and member of Pontotoc First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Charles Stubblefield officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three sisters, Rhee Gregory, Laura D. Owen and Ruth May, all of Pontotoc; one brother, Jim Grisham of Pontotoc.

Pallbearers will be Clem Henry, Floyd McCullough, Buzz Huey, Billy Montgomery, Calvin Young and Jimmy Stegall.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church of your choice.

Arthur Horton Jr.

MYRTLE Arthur Lee Horton Jr., 44, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Oxford. He was born May 24, 1954, in Union County to the late Arthur Lee and Annie Mae Horton. He was a member of Faith in Christ Church. He was a carpenter and a home builder. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gospel music. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Carl Sparks; and his father-in-law, Charles Leach.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mortimer Funeral Home in New Albany with Bro. Larry Willard and Bro. O'Neal Butler officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Darlene Leach Horton; two sons, Lee Horton and Richard Horton, both of Myrtle; one daughter, Amanda Horton Jones of Ingomar; one brother, Elbert Horton of Myrtle; five sisters, Bessie Mae Rowland of Batesville, Jeanette Killough of Myrtle, Dorothy Miller of Blue Mountain, Ruth Knight of Olive Branch and Carol Snipes of Baldwyn; one granddaughter, Lakan Jones; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be James Grose, Russell Copeland, Doug Roberts, Danny Hilhouse, Tommy Burch and Michael Curtis.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today.

Elsie Jane Hall

BOONEVILLE Elsie Jane Hall, 69, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born and raised in the Big V community of Prentiss County. She was a retired factory worker for ITT, and she also worked for Brown Shoe compnay for many years. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, sewing, crocheting and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995, Vernard Hall, whom she married July 19, 1947; her parents, Mancel M. and Lillian Grace Wales Morgan; and her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. C.M. Wales.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Mitchell, Bro. Don Russell and Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Buddy Hall and his wife, Tracy, of New Albany; three daughters, Becky Martin and her husband, Rusty, of Nashville, Tenn., Martha Pratt of Starkville and Debra Moore and her husband, Trent, of Jumpertown; eight grandchildren, Shane Martin, Shannon Martin, Jason Martin, T.J. Moore and his wife, Myra, Casey Pratt, Courtney Pratt, Easton G. Hall and Elleigh Grace Hall; one great-grandchild, Rebecca MaLynn Martin.

Pallbearers will be Shane Martin, Jason Martin, T.J. Moore, Casey Pratt, Manuel Mauney, Derek Stevens, Luke Ledbetter and Jason Stewart.

Honorary pallbearers will be Merrill Cartwright, Joe Morgan, Luey Eaton, Wade Lambert, O'"Neal Parker, Eddie Mauney, Elbert Moore, Reed Holley, Bill Stewart and David Cartwright.

Memorials may be made to Unity Broadcasting, P.O. Box 790, Booneville, Miss., 38829.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

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