AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998

Doris Mincy

BURNSVILLE Doris Mincy, 62, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at her son's home. She was a member of Central Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Burnsville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Bobby Mincy of Burnsville; four sons, Gary Mincy, Ricky Mincy, Randy Mincy and his wife, Sue, and Mike Carpenter, all of Burnsville; one grandchild, Natasha Mincy; one brother, Donald Meyers; two sisters, Betty Fuller and her husband, Bill, and Dorothy Reed and her husband, Boyce.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Meyers; her mother, Viola Nixon Meyers; one brother, J.W. Meyers; and two sisters, Kathleen Richardson and Mary Baggett.

Pallbearers will be Danny Crane, Jimmy Voyles, Billy Don Hamm, Robert Voyles Jr., Bill Fuller and Boyce Reed.

Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home.

Robbie L. Nelms

GOLDEN Robbie L. Nelms, 19, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, as the result of an automobile accident on Highway 247 near Red Bay, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.

Frances Browne

OXFORD Frances Eleanor Marshall Browne, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a homemaker and a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Thomas Britton Browne.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Black and the Rev. R. Glenn Miller officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Denton of Columbus, Becky Taylor of Holly Springs, and Margaret Hall and Barbara Young, both of Oxford; two brothers, Alfred Marshall of Jennings, La., and her twin brother, Frank Marshall, of Lafayette, La.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Mae C. Garrett

CORINTH Mae C. Garrett, 72, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born April 9, 1926, in Florence, Ala., to Homer and Eline Haynes Mardis. She was a retired employee of General Electric and a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kara Blackard officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, John Garvis Garrett of Corinth; one son, John Micheal Garrett, and his wife, Stacie, of Walnut; one sister, Irene Green of Ripley; one brother, William Albert Mardis of Ripley; one grandson, Seth Garrett.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lonnie Mardis; and a sister, Alma Hillman.

Pallbearers will be W.C. Inman, Larry Garrett, Charles Garrett, Benny Eaton, Danny Jumper and Danny Kolidziegski.

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

Mattie Lee Rainer

RIENZI Mattie Lee Rainer, 87, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson's Funeral Home of Corinth.

Avon Frazier

MEMPHIS Avon Franklin Frazier, 60, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at his home in Memphis. He was born Nov. 25, 1937, in Potts Camp to Benjamin Franklin Frazier and Era Lemons Frazier. He was a former resident of Potts Camp. He was a welder and millwright, and a member of Leawood Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with the Rev. James Everage officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery in Potts Camp.

Survivors include three sons, Richard Frazier, Gary Frazier and Danny Frazier, all of Bartlett, Tenn.; his mother, Era Croney of Bartlett, Tenn.; eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home.

James Keenum

ECRU James Edward Keenum, 70, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1927, in Ripley to James Oscar and Mary Aldridge Keenum. He was a retired employee of the Daco Company in Aurora, Ill., an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ill.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Bill Irwin officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Keenum; three daughters, Teresa King and her husband, Eddie, and Joy Jackson and her husband, Randy, all of Montgomery, Ill., and Debbie Kimbro and her husband, Rick, of Ecru; three sisters, Aline Angle and Louise Keenum, both of Memphis, and Margie Chipman of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Gene Keenum of Cordova, Tenn.; seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Eddie King, Gary Holcomb, Gene Pannell, James C. Keenum, Bob Lindsey, Wayne Keenum and Larry Sanford.

Vivian Adams

AMORY Vivian Haley Adams, 90, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Lovelady

OXFORD Elizabeth Cowie Lovelady, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at Graceland Convalescent Center in Oxford. She was a homemaker and a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church, where she taught children's Sunday School for 30 years. She was a volunteer with the Cub Scouts. She was a native of Scotland, and during World War II, she served in the NAFA, a branch of the British military.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Black and the Rev. R. Glenn Miller officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, C.C. "June" Lovelady of Oxford; one son, Cornelius Fyvie "Neal" Lovelady of Darien, Conn.; a sister, Isabel Lawrence of Canterbury, Kent, England.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Oxford-University United Methodist Church.

Kenneth Ray

OKOLONA Kenneth "Pig" Ray, 57, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, as the result of an automobile accident near Van Vleet. He received his education at the Fannie Carter School in Okolona. He was an employee of Sycamore Hill Manufacturing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Prairie Mount United Methodist Church with the Rev. J.T. Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, James Ray and Josie Lucas Ray of Pontotoc; four daughters, Barbara Ray and Carol Ray, both of Tupelo, Virginia Duff of Ecru and Mattie Isham of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, Kenneth Ray Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio; the mother of his children, Mattie Ray of Tupelo; three sisters, Lena "Pat" Ezell and Ginger Ezell, both of Okolona, and Leanna Miller of East St. Louis, Ill.; four brothers, James Ray Jr. of Okolona, Wilbert Ray of Tupelo, James Edward Ray of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Howard Ray of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Ray and Johnny Ray.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Amanda Jones

VICTORVILLE, Calif. Amanda Jones, 18, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, in California. She was born in January 1980 in Victorville, Calif., to Mary Ann Jones.

A private burial will be in Houston. Williams Memorial is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Jones of Victorville, Calif.; one brother, Darnell Baker of Los Angeles, Calif.; three aunts, Madell Graham and Barbara Jones, both of Victorville, and Betty Pulliam of Houston; two uncles, Terry and Willie Jones of Michigan; her grandfather, T.C. Jones of St. Louis; her great-grandmother, Christine White of Houston; her great-grandfather, Odell White of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Annie Graham.

Freeman Ayers

RIPLEY Venson Freeman Ayers, 70, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at his home. He was a retired factory worker for Kaiser Steel in California. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the VFW in California.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Spurgeon Mullikin officiating. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Ronnie Ayers of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred Hopper of Tiplersville and Polly Rowland of Ripley; one grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alpha and Minnie Zeva Tapp Ayers.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today.

Doc Scott

BALDWYN William R. "Doc" Scott, 91, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired cotton ginner and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Baldwyn, where he was active in the Methodist Men's Club.

Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Dr. Denise Earl, the Rev. W.T. Dexter and the Rev. Kenneth Corley officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include one daughter, Billye Frances Scott of Baldwyn; four sisters, Alice Sandifer of Louisiana, and Hattie Burns, Luna Pace, and Jean McCreary and her husband, Claude, all of Baldwyn; two brothers, Jack Scott and his wife, Louise, of Marietta, and Roy Scott and his wife, Ann, of Guntown; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ozella Scott; two sisters, Velma Kesler and Mary Cook; and four brothers, R.W. Scott, J.C. Scott, Brownie Scott and John Scott.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a church or charity of the donor's choice.

Archie Stanphill

TREMONT Archie Clayton Stanphill, 61, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was the son of the late Dock and Bessie Forrester Stanphill. He was retired from WCBI Television Station in Columbus after 10 years. He was a member of the Providence Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home with Bro. Razz Williams and Bro. Lynton Younger officiating. Burial will be in Bounds Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Johnny Stanphill of Red Bay, Ala., Jeff Stanphill of Baldknob, Ark., Scott Stanphill of Polk City, Fla., and Clay Stanphill of Wauchula, Fla.; one daughter, Debbie Stanphill of Golden; two brothers, Wylie Stanphill of Tremont and Tom Stanphill of Southaven; five sisters, Glonia Harbin and Lillian Turner, both of Tremont, Margaret Parker and Donna Duncan, both of Southaven, and Brenda Hamm of Glenco, Ala.; two special friends, Deloria and Amy Ewing; five grandchildren, Rodney Stanphill, Crystal Stanphill, Jennifer Stanphill, Justin Stanphill and Cole Stanphill.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Virgil Stanphill, Lawson Stanphill, Jimmy Stanphill, Teddy Stanphill and Douglas Stanphill, and a sister, Audine Payne.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffrey Rupp, Dennis Hudson, Bill Gamble, Frank Imes and other WCBI employees.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

Pauline Clayton

FULTON Pauline S. Clayton, 77, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Itawamba County, she was the daughter of the late L.C. and Mable Perry Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of the Tilden Church of Christ. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Mark Newton officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Don Clayton and his wife, Janie, of Fulton, and Stacy Clayton and his wife, Liz, of Wynne, Ark.; one sister, Winona Stegall of Fulton; one sister-in-law, Mildred Wallace of Fultlon; one stepgranddaughter, Kayla Wallace of Fulton; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Clayton, on March 8, 1992.

Pallbearers will be John H. Wilson, John Truelove, H.A. Spencer, William House, Chris Spencer and Franklin Wallace.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pine Vale Children's Home, Route 7, Box 241, Corinth, Miss. 38834; or the Magnolia Bible College in Kosciusko.

Charlie Fields

Charlie Fields, 72, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at his home after a sudden illness. He was a lifelong resident of Tupelo. He was a retired employee of Tupelo Manufacturing Co. and a member of Chesterville Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Eggville Cemetery with Sammy Lansdell officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Becky Lea of Salem, Ore., and Mary Jane Crowley of Goose Bay, Ore.; two sons, Donald Lea of Salem, Ore., and Rocky Lea of Anchorage, Alaska; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Wayne Fields, on July 11, 1998, and a daughter, Sandy Ennis, in 1979.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today.

Mary McDonald

SALTILLO Mary McDonald, 46, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at her home in the Birmingham Ridge community after a brief illness. She was a native of Fayette County, Ala., and a longtime resident of the Birmingham Ridge community. She was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. She was the widow of Roger McDonald,

Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in McNeil Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Misty Armstrong of Smithville; one son, Dean McDonald of Okolona; two sisters, Linda Bishop of Tupelo and Ann Posey of Birmingham Ridge; two brothes, Robert Hallmark of Fayette, Ala., and Thomas Hallmark of Clarksdale.

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Willie Metcalf Jr.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. Willie B. Metcalf Jr., 52, died in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a former resident of the Red Hill community near Blue Springs. He was a retired employee of General Motors after 32 years of service. He was president of the Lucky Few Motorcycle Club for several years.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Red Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Red Hill Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a special friend, Wilma Vickers of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Teressa Metcalfe of Detroit, Mich., and Kerry Ann Farria of Pontiac, Mich.; his mother, Sallie Metcalfe of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Betty Anderson and Sallie Woods, both of Toledo, Ohio, and Beatrice Miller of Verona; six brothers, Thomas Metcalfe of Tupelo, Robert Metcalfe, James Metcalfe, Michael Metcalfe and Richard Metcalfe, all of Toledo, Ohio, and Charles Metcalfe of Nettleton.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Irene B. Butler

FULTON Irene B. Butler, 86, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born June 26, 1912, to Edgar Elbert Beam and Minnie Louise Johnson Beam. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Grover Laird, Bro. Frank Panzrino and Bro. Dan Louman officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include six sons, Henry "Buddy" Butler and his wife, Wilhelmenia, of Booneville, Edgar Butler and his wife, Eva, and Dexter Butler and his wife, Linda, all of Amory, and Elbert Butler and his wife, Carolyn, William Butler and his wife, Vickie, and Alvie Butler and his wife, Lanelle, all of Fulton; two brothers, Wencil Beam and Wilbert Beam, both of Fulton; a son-in-law, John Hathcock of Amory; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garvin Butler; a daughter, Lila Mae Hathcock; two granddaughters, Shelia Hathcock and Leslie Butler; three brothers, Ivy, Mearly and Carl Beam; and two sisters, Mettie Cleveland and Narcie Franks.

Pallbearers will be Ed Beam, Danny Beam, James Beam, Allen Beam, Wayne Beam and Tommy Beam.

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

Elsie Ford

TREMONT Elsie Ford, 82, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at his home. He was born May 6, 1916, in Lee County. He was a farmer, a public worker and a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Marvis Bostick officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Edward A. Ford and his wife, Mary, of Tupelo, and Jimmy Earl Ford and Rex Allen Ford, both of Tremont; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today.

Hettie D. Mason

FULTON Hettie D. Mason, 96, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at the Daniel Health Complex in Fulton. She was born Feb. 17, 1902, in Itawamba County to James William Anderson Davis and Anna Liza Morrow Davis. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Maroon and Bro. Donnie Riley officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Hallmark and her husband, James, of Golden, Wilma Mitchell and her husband, Herman, of Hohenwald, Tenn., and Marjorie Curtis of Leechville, Ark.; three sons, Kelly Mason and his wife, Margie, of Louisville, Tenn., Billy Mason and his wife, Eva, of Hillside, Ill., and Ralph Mason and his wife, Peggy, of Fulton; 32 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvie C. Mason; a son, E.C. Mason; a daughter, Libby Osbirn, and her husband, Eval; and a grandson, Gary Curtis.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

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