AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Bertha Cook

ABERDEEN Bertha Card Cook, 79, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at the Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital. She was born June 17, 1919, in Webster County to the late Joe Ben and Mattie Lee Swindle Card. She lived in Aberdeen for the past 45 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jerry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest in Aberdeen.

Survivors include one son, James Wells and his wife, Thelma, of Aberdeen; three sisters, Rosie Fields of Fayette, Ala., Betty Bethune of Sulligent, Ala., and Alice Miller of Eupora; three brothers, Joe Card of Arkansas, Haven Card of Clarksdale and James Card of Greenville; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

William Martin Jr.

OXFORD William W. "Billy" Martin Jr., 72, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was the owner of Martin Adjustment Company and was an insurance adjuster for 45 years. He was a member of College Hill Presbyterian Church. He was born and grew up in Vicksburg. He was an avid tennis player and enjoyed fishing. He served as chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served as lieutenant in the Air Force Reserves during the Korean War. He graduated from Mississippi State and attended Millsaps College. He and his family lived in Memphis for 20 years before moving back to Mississippi.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at College Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Rachel Currie Martin; three sons, Robert W. Martin and William C. Martin, both of Oxford and J. Barret Martin of Natchez; one sister, Mrs. J.W. Lambert of McComb; one brother, Robert E. Martin of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren.

Visitation will begin in the church one hour prior to services.

Memorials may be made to College Hill Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 339 College Hill Rd., No. 112, Oxford, Miss., 38655.

Ray Gadd

NEW ALBANY James Raymond "Ray" Gadd, 83, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was born May 7, 1916, in Benton County to the Rev. Jim Gadd and Alice Perkins Gadd. A member of Flat Rock Baptist Church, he was retired from Benton County District 5 and had worked for the United States Forestry Service.

The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Flat Rock Baptist Church with Bro. William F. Atchison officiating. Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lucille Sides Gadd of Hickory Flat; eight sons, Raymond Gadd of Cleveland, Tenn., Aaron Gadd, Wayne Gadd, Jerry "Tub" Gadd, David "Red" Gadd and Douglas "Pete" Gadd, all of Hickory Flat, Bob Gadd of Potts Camp and Ronnie Joe Gadd of Wren; four daughters, Johnnie Grace Love of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Brenda Mason of Hickory Flat, Sandra Ash of Potts Camp and Pam Poindexter of Coldwater; two sisters, Estelle Richardson of Ripley and Christine Bolt of Memphis; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, a great-grandson, three brothers, Hubert Gadd, Grady Gadd and Ernest Gadd, and three sisters, Etoyle Brotherton, Mamie Forbes and Willie Mae Carroll.

His sons will serve as pallbearers.

The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until service time.

Memorials may be made to Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Hwy. 2 West, Blue Mountain, Miss. 38610.

Becky Melton

BATESVILLE Becky Lynn Russell Melton, 29, was pronounced dead on arrival at South Panola Hospital on Sunday, June 13, 1999. She was the wife of Jerry Melton of Batesville, and was employed by Bandit Lures.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Pentecostal Church in Batesville with burial in Lambert Cemetery in Lambert. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Cody Van Melton and Cassey Clayton Melton of Batesville; her parents, Brenda Norris Russell Franklin of Enid and Billy D. Russell of Lambert; three sisters, Linda Franklin Mayer of Batesville, Teresa Franklin Partain of Clarksdale and Connie Russell Sossaman of Courtland; and two brothers, Jimmy Franklin and Jamie Franklin, both of Courtland.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. today until service time at the church.

Bill Hughes

AMORY William Arnold "Bill" Hughes, 80, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Amory, to Cletus and Callie Ethel Ford Hughes. He attended the Amory schools and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired in 1979 as a paint technician with Chrysler Corporation. He lived in Kenosha, Wisc., from 1950 to 1979, moved to Tupelo, then lived in Fulton before returning to Amory. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed fishing, hunting and doing repair work. In 1938, he married Minnie L. Gutherie.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park.

In addition to his wife, he leaves two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim C. Hughes and Helen of Amory and Larry B. Hughes and Kathryn of Fort Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Bob J. Hughes of Amory and Jack D. Hughes of Corinth; three sisters, Bonnie Carpenter of Marianna, Fla., Juanita Funderburk of Amory and Iuta Krueger of Corpus Christi, Texas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Len Hughes, Michael Hughes, Randy Leech and Jerry Hughes.

Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association, Jackson, Miss. 39286-0865.

Marie Caulder

BELDEN Clara Marie Caulder, 53, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 16, 1946, in Mississippi. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mamon Morris officiating. Burial will be in New Gauley Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Caulder of Mooreville and Shana Gauge of Kennett, Mo.; three sons, William Caulder of Inman, S.C., Sidney Caulder of Eugene, Ore., and Wayne Caulder of Pontotoc; one sister, Margaret Morris of Randolph; two brothers, Richard Johnson of Belden and Gary Wilson of Eugene, Ore.

Patrick Wilson

POTTS CAMP Patrick Kent Wilson, 23, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in Potts Camp. He was 1994 graduate of Bethlehem Christian School. He attended Northwest Community College and Indiana Bible College in Indianapolis. He was a basketball and volleyball coach and singer and musician at Bethlehem Christian School. He was a youth pastor.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Potts Camp. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Bro. Steve Wilson and Pat Snider Wilson of Potts Camp; two sisters, Stephanie Wilson and Carla Wilson, both of Potts Camp; his grandparents, Lillian Wilson of Potts Camp and Delsie Snider of Sharon, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Rev J. Frank Wilson and Rev. Harry Snider.

Memorials may be made to Patrick Wilson Memorial Fund for Bethlehem Christian School.

Lucille Edgeworth

SULLIGENT, Ala. Lucille Edgeworth, 93, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at her residence. She was born March 6, 1906, to the late Charles Grant and Sara Emma Swan. She worked at the Sulligent High School Cafeteria for 15 years. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulligent and the Dorcas Sunday School Class.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Sulligent with Bro. John Nicholson and Bro. Jeff Chaffin officiating. Burial will be in Sulligent City Cemetery. Otts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Maurine Kasmeier of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Sybill Hollis of Sulligent; one stepdaughter, Erma Jackson of Clanton, Ala.; five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Alonzo Edgeworth.

Maggie Powell

CALHOUN CITY Maggie Lena Wofford Powell, 91, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at her residence. She was born Sept. 25, 1907, in Webster County to the late Hosea Richard Wofford and Josephine Elizabeth Courtney Wofford. She was a retired first grade teacher from the Houston schools. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Clifton Powell.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Anthony Kay officiating. Burial will be in Calhoun City Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Josephine Wofford of Calhoun City; one nephew, Scotty Wofford of Calhoun City; two nieces, Peggy Lackey Dudley of Calhoun City and Patsy Lackey Zeidman of Jackson.

Billie McMullen

OLIVE BRANCH Billie Jean Davis McMullen, 69, formerly of Tupelo and Memphis, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired obstetrics nurse.

Services were Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Brantley Funeral Home. Burial was in Blocker Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Andrews of Olive Branch and Charlene Presley of Tupelo; one son, Charlie O. McMullen Jr. of Memphis; one sister, Ollie Davis of Memphis; two brothers, Tommy Davis of Memphis and J.C. Davis of Virginia; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie O. McMullen Sr.; and one son, Carl McMullen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Billie McMullen Memorial Fund at the Union Avenue Union Planters Bank in Memphis.

Pearl Gibson

MABEN Pearl Jackson Stallings Gibson, 87, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Webster Health Services in Eupora. She was born March 1, 1912, in Rogersville, Ala. She was a retired homemaker and a member of Marvin Hill Congregational Methodist Church in Cumberland. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wes Stallings; and her second husband, Arthur Gibson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Marvin Hill Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Curtis Stallings and the Rev. Raliegh Richter officiating. Burial will be in Marvin Hill Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Bonnie Wyatt of West Point; two sons, Dillard Stallings of Houston and Willard Stallings of Cumberland; two stepsons, Ray Gibson of Dothan, Ala., and Billy Gibson of West Point; five grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ladan Taylor, Dan, Lonnie and Bobby Jackson, Louis Davis and Ruble Alford.

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

James E. Bostick

RED BAY James E. Bostick, 79, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Red Bay Hospital. He was a native of Itawamba County. He was retired from Reynolds Metals Company after 36 years of service. He was a member of Red Bay First Baptist Church for 36 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Coye Marbutt officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Bostick of Red Bay; one daughter, Betty Barker and her husband, Wayne, of Red Bay; one son, James Bostick and his wife, Christie, of Russellville, Ala.; one sister, Retha Mae Hamm of Red Bay; three grandchildren, Will Bostick, Katie Bostick and Anna Bostick, all of Russellville, Ala.

Pallbearers will be David Ivy, Larry Young, Doug Ray, Wally Poss, Dennis Barker and Mike Chism.

Meredith Bostick will serve as honorary pallbearer.

MacArthur Roberts

OKOLONA Arthur "MacArthur" Roberts, 54, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home.

Pete Horton

ECRU Marvin L. "Pete" Horton, 87, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and a member of Horton Memorial Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Laverne Horton of Pontotoc; three sons, Marvin Horton Jr. and his wife, Joan, of Conyers, Ga., David Horton and his wife, Brenda, and Mike Horton and his wife, Diane, all of Pontotoc; two sisters, Burma Carter and her husband, Owen, of Memphis, and Lula White of Olive Branch; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one stepgrandson, Bill Browning.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Mounce, Stacey Horton, Chris Westmoreland, Jonathan Horton, Doug Horton and Jerry Moroney.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Wednesday.

Pauline Betts

Pauline Betts, 68, died Monday, June 14, 1999, in Tupelo. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed needle point, sewing and traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carrol and Mamie Beard Hunt; two sisters, Hazel Fowler and Ruby Jean Hunt; and one brother, Dalton Hunt.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona with Minister Leon Willis officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, James Betts of Tupelo; one daughter, Betty Collins and her husband, Kevin, of Gulfport; two sons, Larry Betts and his wife, Tina, and Tommy Betts, all of Tupelo; three sisters, Ruth Mae Collinsworth of Dorsey, Polly South of Dorsey and Francis Lee and her husband, Melvin, of Dorsey; three brothers, Frank Hunt and his wife, Patsy, of Gleason, Tenn., Billy Hunt of East Prairie, Mo., and Junior Hunt of Mooreville; three grandchildren, Hunt Betts of Tupelo, Brandy Collins and Sherry Collins, both of Gulfport; two foster grandchildren, Craig Robinson and his wife, Teri, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Denise Randleman and her husband, David, of Baldwyn.

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

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Mississippi, 5295 Galaxie Drive, Suite D, Jackson, Miss., 39206.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Lee Ad Lee Ad Lee Ad

Mrs. Pauline Betts

Tupelo

10 a.m. Wednesday

Lee Memorial Chapel

Lee Memorial Park

Visit: 5 - 9 p.m. tonight

Mrs. Ruth Travis Thomas

Tupelo

7 p.m. today

Memorial Service

Wesley United Methodist Church

Mary Brissette

RIPLEY Mary Josephine Brissette, 56, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at her home near Ripley. She was a retired customer service representative for Delta Airlines. She was a member of Dumas Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dumas Baptist Church with the Rev. Marvin Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Richard J. Brissette Jr., and one son, Christopher C. Brissette, both of Ripley; her mother, Evelyn Cox of Memphis; her father, Buford Craig of Ripley; one brother, Fred Cox of Memphis.

Pallbearers will be Chester Grisham, Jackie Grisham, Dennis Grisham, Randy Stewart, Larry McAlister and Russell Medley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Walter, Michael Goudy, John Ray Hill, Harold Garrison and Kenneth Grisham.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

Earnest Hughey

NASHVILLE Earnest Wallace Hughey, formerly of Dumas, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Rexie Reich

FULTON Rexie Bell Reich, 95, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Beverly Health Complex in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 9, 1903, to John and Becky Bourland Patterson. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Russ Crosswhite officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lula Mae and Kenneth Moore of Fulton; two grandchildren, Kenny Moore and his wife, Hope, of Hamilton, Ala., and Linda Osburn and her husband, Carrol, of Abiline, Texas; six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today.

Lynda Lewis

Lynda Lewis, 37, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Grayson-Porter's Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Porter's Memorial Park.

Survivors include four brothers, Robert Lewis of Chicago, Willie Lewis of Shannon, Freddie Lewis of Tupelo and A.D. Lewis of Nashville; two sisters, Jacqulyn Lewis of Tupelo and Doris Jones of Nashville; two aunts, Gertrude Ewell of Wilksville, Tenn., and Mary Ann Thomas of Tupelo; a special friend, Barry Anderson of Tupelo.

Visitation will be from noon until 3:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lalouise Campbell

WEST POINT Lalouise Johnson Campbell, 85, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Dugan Memorial Home. She was a native of West Point. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the West Point Junior Auxiliary, where she served as president. She was an organizer and leader of the Prairie Council of the Girl Scouts. She was president of the United Methodist Women.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Fletcher officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Julia Campbell Shirley and Elizabeth Campbell Bailey, both of West Point; one son, H. Carlisle Campbell of West Point; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Bartosch of Corpus Christi, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Critz Campbell Sr., on Jan. 5, 1965; her parents, Hamilton Douglas and Julia Verina Howard Johnson; and one son, Frank Critz Campbell Jr. on June 9, 1980.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wood, Doug Wood, Ray Bennett, Edward Hinnant, George Hinnant and Lee Howard.

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

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 293, West Point, Miss., 39773; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 966, West Point, Miss., 39773; American Heart Association, c/o Marie Reynolds, P.O. Box 657, West Point, Miss., 39773.

Birdie Carter

Birdie Carter, 81, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Pegues Ad Pegues

Mr. Ralph Adams

Tupelo

2 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Tupelo Memorial Park

Mrs. Birdie Carter

Tupelo

Arrangements Incomplete

Mrs. Louise Bullock

Tupelo

formerly of Greensboro, N.C.

Arrangements incomplete

Louise Bullock

Louise Bullock, 86, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at the Rosewood Nursing Residence after an extended illness. She was born and raised in Salisbury, N.C. She lived most of her life in Greensboro, N.C. She was a resident of Tupelo for the past several years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church. She was the widow of Henry Marvin Bullock.

Memorial services will be held in Greensboro, N.C., at a later date. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Louise Bullock of Tupelo; one son, Mark Bullock and his wife, Lynn, of Tupelo; three sisters, Mildred Leonard of Greenville, S.C., Edna Young and Rosette Huckabee, both of Greensboro, N.C.; six grandchildren, Megan Bullock, Mark Hinshaw, Joe Bullock, Michael Bullock, Janet Chaney and Lori Haden; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Marvin Bullock; and two brothers, Elmer Young and Frank Young.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 931 Highway 80 West, No. 51, Jackson, Miss., 39204.

George Collum

BALDWYN George Collum died Monday, June 14, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Recommended for you

comments powered by Disqus