Obituaries, Tuesday, June 22, 1999
Mildred V. Cobb
Mildred U. Cobb, 75, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at the Beverly Health Center after a long illness. She was born in Kentucky. She was a salesclerk for Graber's for more than 20 years and retired from Two Sisters Dress Shop. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Verona.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Gary Blair and the Rev. Owen Riddick officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Charles T. Cobb of Tupelo; two sons, Mike Cobb and his wife, Janet, of Bowling Green, Ky., and Steve Cobb of Memphis; one brother, Tom Draper of Wickliffe, Ky.; three grandchildren, Stephanie Cobb, Tory Cobb and Ian Cobb; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters, all from Kentucky.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Ryan, Jimmie R. Johnson, Ken Storey, Billy Fred Wheeler and Bud Talley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
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Mrs. Rosamunde "Oma" Blalock
10 a.m. today
St. James Catholic Church
Mrs. Mildred U. Cobb
11:30 a.m. Wednesday
Jefferson Street Chapel
Lee Memorial Park
Mr. Levis B. Vess
2 p.m. Wednesday
Jefferson Street Chapel
Romie Welford, 80, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.
ETTA Lottie Lucille Bolen, 78, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at the Graceland Care Center in Oxford. She was born Feb. 20, 1921, in Panola County to William W. and Hettie Moore Gandy. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and the widow of Dewit Bolen.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Macedonia Cemetery with the Rev. Rex Wilburn officiating. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Grose of Etta; one son, Randle Bolen of Etta; three sisters, Anne Kilgore of Denver, Colo., Lenna Massey of Midwest City, Okla., and Mildred Gandy of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four brothers, Bob Gandy, J.C. Gandy and Jimmy Gandy, all of Choctaw, Okla., and Stanford Gandy of Paris; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
DECATUR, Ala. B.J. "Bill" Lawrence, 75, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at his home in Decatur, Ala. He was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Meridian to Dr. and Mrs. Jesse Wilbern Lawrence. He had lived in Decatur, Ala., since 1957. He held a B.A. degree in political science and a B.S. degree in general studies, both from Athens State College. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. He owned and operated a general construction business for several years. He was a longtime employee of Decatur Transit; the original operations manager of the Port of Decatur; charter president of the Decatur Homebuilders Association; member of the association's Hall of Fame; and director emeritus of the Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Association of America.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Ken Dunnivant officiating. Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery. Roselawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Nita Moffett Lawrence; two sons, Steve Lawrence of Austin, Texas, and Kent Lawrence of Decatur; two daughters, Stephanie Lawrence Ammerman of Tupelo and Kim Lawrence Lemmond of Hartselle, Ala.; one brother, Dr. Tom Lawrence of Meridian; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Lawrence; and a sister, Eloise Lawrence Ellis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Julian Harris Lend-A-Hand Sunday School Class at the First United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Valley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MANTEE Jason Barton, 30, died Monday, June 21, 1999, as the result of an automobile accident on the Natchez Trace Parkway. He was an employee of the maintenance department at Babcock & Wilcox in West Point.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Houston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Wake Forrest Cemetery near Eupora.
Survivors include his wife, Kellye Pogue Barton of Mantee; his mother, Terrie Jean Barton of Memphis; his father, Billy Barton of Mantee; one brother, Bradley Barton of Starkville; his grandparents, Billy and Dorothy Turman of Houston.
LUMBERTON Willard Hold Thompson, 79, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was a retired employee of International Paper of Moss Point, a veteran of World War II, and a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Lumberton.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Lumberton. Burial will be in Simmons Cemetery. White Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Willis of Baton Rouge, La.; four sons, Don Thompson of the Dixie community, and Paul Thompson, Larry Thompson and Lynn Thompson, all of the Carnes community; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cooper Thompson and Elliott Thompson, both of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Thompson, and his parents, Henry and Lillian Thompson.
Pallbearers will be Clint Thompson, Timmy Thompson, Hank Thompson, Sillman Lawler, Steve Lawler, Roy Lawler, Everett Scarbrough and David Lawler.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Troy Morris Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
HOUSTON Ruth Frances Roman Tallant, 83, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at the Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was a retired seamstress for Delta Trousers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Norma Parker of Houston; one son, Robert E. Tallant of Okolona; one sister, Anna Lou Dillard of Oxford; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Higginbotham, in 1983 and her husband, James E. Tallant, in 1990.
BYHALIA Jordan Blake Reaves, infant, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Graveside services were Saturday, June 19, 1999, at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Lawrence E. "Gene" Reaves and Heather N. Anderson Reaves; one sister, Britney Reaves of Slayden; three brothers, Jason Reaves, Derek Reaves and Joshua Reaves, all of Slayden; his grandparents, Jackie and Billy Reaves of Lamar, Carolyn Anderson of Collierville, Tenn., and Doug Anderson of Mt. Pleasant; his great-grandparents, Jim and Sandra Sullivan of Byhalia, and Lois Anderson of Mt. Pleasant.
RAYMOND Catherine Pace Flaherty, 88, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at Riggs Manor in Raymond. She was an employee of the federal government and served as a division chief for the Veterans Administration in Biloxi from 1954 to 1972. She was an active member of the Baptist church in several towns, including Meridian, Biloxi, Amory and Clinton. She was a Sunday school teacher.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Haughton Cemetery in Amory. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home of Raymond is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Martha Flaherty of Raymond; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Parker Lamb of Austin, Texas; four grandsons, David Lamb and Stephen Lamb, both of Austin, Texas, Patrick Flaherty of Atlanta, Ga., and Lee Flaherty of Raymond; a sister, Ruth Glenn of Aberdeen; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius H. Flaherty; her parents, William Gilbert and Nancy Adeline Pace of Monroe County; and six siblings.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Hospice Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 1228, Ridgeland, Miss. 39158.
SLAYDEN Walter Gray "W.G." Carpenter, 77, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, near Coffeeville. He was a store operator for 50 years, operating The Cotton Patch. He was a member of Slayden Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member, trustee and deputy of the VFW at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, and a former district commander of the American Legion.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Slayden Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Morton Carpenter; three stepdaughters, Paulette Pittman of Columbus, and Barbara Yarber and Connie Yarber, both of Corinth; one stepson, James H. Kuykendall of Booneville; two sisters, Florine Hogan of Slayden and Brooksie Brewer of Arlington, Texas; one brother, Howard Carpenter of Slayden.
AMORY Earnestine Pearson Roberts died Monday, June 21, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Scott Hall Sr.
Scott Edward Hall Sr., 40, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at his home. He was born Feb. 23, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was a farrier, a welder at KI and a manager at Cooper Tire. He was a charter member of Tupelo Community Church. He was an Army veteran, serving three years in the Special Forces, and a Cub Scout leader in Tupelo.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Noel Bledsoe officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Bost Hall of Tupelo; one son, Scott Edward Hall Jr. of Tupelo; one stepson, Larry Michael Lindsey of Randolph; his mother, Mary McMullin Hall of Plantersville; his stepfather, Clyde Sullivan of Plantersville; his sisters, Charlene Scruggs and her husband, Tommy, of Tupelo, Jean Yeager of Myrtle, Mary Ann Whitehead of Paris, Tenn., and Donna Leslie and her husband, Pat, of Houston, Texas; two brothers, James W. Hall and his wife, Judith, of Amory, and Charles Hall of Plantersville.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hester, Wayne Justice, Bobby Sanders, Chuck Bledsoe, Billy Matkins and John Mask.
Honorary pallbearers will be Perry LaVan Bost and Buron W. Bost.
Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. today.
NETTLETON Myrtle Ruth Wilemon Guin, 89, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born Oct. 22, 1909, in Prentiss County to Lawson and Annie Gilley Wilemon. She had lived in Nettleton for the past 44 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Nettleton Pentecostal Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Nettleton with the Rev. Larry Davis, the Rev. R.P. Kloepper and the Rev. Coy Hill officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park in Verona.
Survivors include two daughters, Julia Angle of Saltillo and Emma Jean Vernon of Macon; four sons, Joseph E. "Pete" Guin, O'Neal Guin and Kenneth Guin, all of Nettleton, and Jack Ruble Guin of Kennewick, Wash.; four sisters, Lois Homan and Virginia Dobbs, both of Saltillo, Ollie Mattox of Booneville and Bobbie Nell O'Callaghan of Blue Springs; three brothers, Toye Wilemon of Mooreville, Robert L. Wilemon and Willie V. Wilemon, both of South Bend, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.R. Guin; one sister, Charlene Bell; and one brother, Curtis Wilemon.
Pallbearers will be Michael Guin, Joe Angle, Jason Guin, Jackie Lynn Pate, Jeff Finch, Charlie Agnew, Michael Agnew and Roy Foster Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE Dorothy Runions Hatley, 71, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at the Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, S.C., after a long illness. She was a retired seamstress for Mitchell Manufacturing Co. in Rienzi and a member of Biggersville Pentecostal Church. She had lived in Greensboro, S.C., for the past four months and attended the Calvary Assembly of God Church there. She was the widow of James Franklin Hatley.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairview Church of God with the Rev. Russell Hamm and the Rev. Marshall Tennison officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Lorene Hatley Tennison and her husband, Marshall, of Booneville, and Mary Hatley Harper of Greensboro, N.C.; one son, Robert Franklin Hatley and his wife, Ruby, of Memphis; two sisters, Dovie Runions of Booneville and Estelle Ivey of West Point; one brother, R.B. Runions of North Little Rock, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lottie Mae White
MOOREVILLE Lottie Mae White, 72, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at her home. She was a former employee of Mantachie Manufacturing and a retired employee of Super Sagless. She was a member of the Family Worship Center in Mantachie.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Fred Webb and Bro. Wesley Kingsley officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Methodist Church Cemetery in Beaverton, Ala.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Leon White of Mooreville; her mother, Cora White of Beaverton, Ala.; three sons, Rickey White and his fiancee, Linda Britt, and Randy White and his wife, Teresa, all of Mooreville, and Andy White and his wife, Lynda, of Smithville; one brother, Raymond White and his wife, Martha, of Beaverton, Ala.; three sisters, Beatrice Peoples and her husband, Jim, of Guin, Ala., Martha McReynolds and her husband, A.G., of Vernon, Ala., and Verla Stephenson and her husband, Willie, of Smithville; four grandchildren, Brandon White and his special friend, Wendy, and Shun White and his wife, Marla, all of Mooreville, Dawn White of Shannon and Coby White of Smithville.
She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd White.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Blaylock, James Moore, Roy Christian, James Conley, Steve Whitaker, Leroy Belk, Chad Mosley, David Parks and Tommy Anderson.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today.
FULTON Charles Edgar Chamblee, 91, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at the Daniel Health Care Complex in Fulton. He was born Feb. 10, 1908, in Itawamba County to James Nelson Chamblee and Fernie Wilson Chamblee. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church for more than 65 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. James Earl Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Chamblee of Fulton; one son, Charles Wesley Chamblee, and his wife, Pat, of Fulton; five grandchildren, Wesley and Phillip Chamblee, Vicki Walker, Susan Chamblee and Joseph Chamblee; five great-grandchildren, Charlyne Chamblee, Wesley and Will Walker, Heather Chamblee and Reba Chamblee.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Chamblee, Steve Walker and Wesley Walker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
GUNTOWN Fannie Yvonne Floyd, 63, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Guntown Assembly of God.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Guntown Assembly of God with Bro. Bobby White and Bro. David Lann officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Tommy Floyd of Guntown; her mother, Ruby Rae Jones of Corinth; three sons, Steve Floyd and his wife, Barbara, of Guntown, Mark Floyd and his wife, Andrea, of Verona, and Scott Floyd and his wife, Loretta, of Guntown; three sisters, Earlene Duff of Tennessee, Faye Blackard of New Albany and Norma Miller of Tupelo; one brother, Jimmy Jones of Blue Springs; six grandchildren, Steven Floyd and his wife, Katrina, Samuel Floyd, Melissa Floyd, Courtney Floyd, Eric Floyd and Kevin Floyd; one great-grandchild, Kayla Floyd.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Jones, and a son, Chris Floyd.
Pallbearers will be Keith Mooneyham, Chris Hail, Jimmy Turner, Scotty Turner, J.J. Jones and Don Rowan.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
BALDWYN James S. Bentley, 79, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a timber contractor for U.S. Gypsum Co. for more than 25 years. After retiring 18 years ago, he moved to Baldwyn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Camp Creek Cemetery with Dr. Terry Cutrer officiating. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carmen Adair Bentley of Baldwyn; one daughter, Cynthia Bramlett and her husband, Joe, of Baldwyn; one son, Dr. James Randy Bentley and his wife, Cheri, of Mobile, Ala.; three grandchildren, Michael Bentley, Conner Bentley and Dalton Bentley.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Bentley.