AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000

Nellie Holliday

NOTASULGA, Ala. Nellie Sue Holliday, 66, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at EAMC in Opelika, Ala. She was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Mississippi. She was the widow of Edward Holliday.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Chapel in Opelika, Ala., with the Rev. Billy Short officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens in Notasulga, Ala.

Survivors include three daughters, Cora Elizabeth McConnell and Christy Dawn Price, both of Auburn, Ala., and Vickie Lynn Gray of Notasulga, Ala.; three sisters, Earline Smith of Fulton, Fannie Alder of Tupelo and Shirley Ferguson of Coldwater; two brothers, Wendall Brown of Fulton and Jack Brown of Mantachie; six grandchildren, Shannon Bean, Jackson Gray, Michael McConnell, Britney Price, Melissa McConnell and Scout Price; one great-grandson, Hayden Bean.

Ophelia Turner

HOLLY SPRINGS Ophelia Turner, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at the Alliance Health Care System in Holly Springs. She was a member of Concord M.B. Church in Slayden and the church's Missionary Society. She was the widow of Cleave Turner.

Services will be at noon Thursday at Concord M.B. Church with the Rev. Clyde Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Nannie Brown of Bloomington, Calif., Lillie Owens and Janice Jackson, both of Memphis, and Patricia Turner of Holly Springs; nine sons, Clark Turner, Cleave Turner Jr., Stanley Turner, Steve Turner, David Turner, Marvin Turner, Terry Turner, Melvin Turner and Toney Turner, all of Memphis; two sisters, Julie Robinson of Rossville, Tenn., and Bessie Turner of Holly Springs; one brother, Luther Turner of Memphis; 40 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Thursday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

E. Woody Pritchard

RED BANKS E. Woody Pritchard, 89, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the Collierville Health and Rehab Center in Collierville, Tenn. He was a member of Pleasant Hill CME Church of Mt. Pleasant and a retired farmer. He was the husband of the late Laura Todd Pritchard.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion Taska M.B. Church in Cayce with the Rev. Arthur Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill CME Church Cemetery at Mt. Pleasant. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Lorine Fitchpatrick of Memphis, and Arendia Pritchard and Carol Lee Pritchard, both of Red Banks; one son, John Woody Pritchard Sr. of Red Banks; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Thursday. There will be viewing after the eulogy.

Carl A. Stahl

ABERDEEN Carl A. Stahl, 70, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Jesse Graham Jr.

RIPLEY Jesse Eugene Graham Jr., 20, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at his home in Ripley. He was a member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church of Ripley and a sophomore at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. James Church of God in Christ in Ripley with the Rev. Robert Swinney and the Rev. John Edgeston officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Jesse Eugene Graham Sr. and Mary Frances Guyton Graham of Ripley; two sisters, Chauncea Gillard and her husband, Donnie, and Kristy Graham, both of Ripley.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer Graham and Ethel Jackson Graham, and George Lee Guyton and Ella Beatrice Foster Guyton.

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

Leland Ragan

MEMPHIS William Leland Ragan, 87, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, in Memphis. He was formerly of Walnut. He was a farmer, a Methodist and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Camp Ground United Methodist Church at Walnut with Bro. Gary Porterfield officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Sarah Short of Germantown, Tenn., and Mary Jo Raper of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Artie Kenneth Ragan and Onie Tomlinson Ragan.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Joe Pace

BOONEVILLE Joe Pace, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness. He was a farmer and a member of the Indepedent Church of God.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Fairview Church of God with the Rev. Jerry Hooper and the Rev. Rickey Willis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Essie Mae Pace; one daughter, Annie Mae Henderson and her husband, Malcolm, of Booneville; two sons, Leonard Pace and his wife, Carolyn, and Harold Pace and his wife, Judith, all of Booneville; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Ruthie Faye Moore and Nellie Sue Pace; and a son, Lester Pace.

Pallbearers will be Clayton, Jimmy, Tommy, Robert, Bobby, James and Tony Pace, and Gerald and Jimmy Mooney.

Visitation will continue until 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

O.J. Gregory

WATER VALLEY O.J. Gregory, 91, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at the Yalobusha County General Hospital in Water Valley. He was born Aug. 16, 1909, in Lee County to William Hugh Gregory and Mary Edna Whitaker Gregory. He was the retired owner of Gregory Department Store and a member of the Water Valley First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Browning Funeral Home in Water Valley with the Rev. Guy Reedy and the Rev. Randy Bain officiating. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Priceville Cemetery in Lee County.

Survivors include his wife, Jewell Grisham Gregory of Water Valley; a sister, Opal Morgan, and her husband, Clyde, of Tupelo; a sister-in-law, Nudeane Gregory of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vernon Gregory and Anderson Gregory; and three sisters, Lucille Gregory, Victoria Wages and Christine Reese.

Pallbearers will be Mac Gregory, Neil Gregory, Bert Gregory, Jack Cryder, Andy Gregory, Kenny Gregory, Hugh Gregory and Gene Cryder.

Bobby White

LONG BEACH Robert Q. "Bobby" White, 50, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, in Gulfport. He was a native of New Albany and a resident of the Gulf Coast since 1969. He was a graduate of East Union High School, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He worked for the Pass Christian School System for 25 years and form the Pass Christian Police Department for several years. He had been voted "Teacher of the Year" in industrial arts for the State of Mississippi. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in Gulfport. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Ellistown Baptist Church Cemetery at New Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Edith "Edie" Shoemake White of Long Beach; a son, Barry White of Blue Springs; a brother, J.W. White of Starkville; two sisters, Charlotte Grubbs of Picayune and Jeanette Hutcheson of New Albany; seven nieces and nephews; nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rudell White.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the grave site.

Roy Frazier

MYRTLE Roy Lee Frazier, 70, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Union County to Albert and Cora Porter Frazier. He was a carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

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

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Frazier; two daughters, Debbie Kain of Shreveport, La., and Ashley Frazier of Myrtle; two sisters, Irene Gardner of Myrtle and Annis Rooker of New Albany; one brother, Joe Allen Frazier of New Albany; two grandchildren.

Elizabeth Spencer

SOUTHAVEN Elizabeth Trout "Buba" Spencer, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Baptist Progressive Center. She was the first female buyer at Sears, retiring after 40 years. She was a communicant at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for more than 50 years and supervised the children's nursery at the church. She was an avid traveler.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Memphis. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Forest Hill Funeral Home-Midtown is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Mary Lou Turner of Hernando.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3749 Kimball Ave., Memphis TN.

Thomas Quaka

Thomas William Quaka, 4-week-old son of John and Vicky Quaka, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Velma Price

Velma Price, 102, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Sammy John Raper officiating. Burial will be in Pettey's Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Ella Mae Wigginton of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Carl Whitaker, Barbara Whitaker and William Whitaker, all of Tupelo; five great-grandchildren, Jimmy Whitaker, David Whitaker, Krystal Whitaker, Jason Whitaker and Justin Whitaker, all of Tupelo; seven great-great-grandchildren.

Her great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

PEGUES AD AD AD AD AD AD

Mrs. Velma Price

Tupelo

3 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Pettey's Cemetery

Mr. Hillary Dean "Hill" Witt

Tupelo

2 p.m. Friday

Jefferson Street Chapel

Bethel Cemetery

Pontotoc County

Thomas William Quaka

Tupelo

Arrangements incomplete

A.J. Robinson

PONTOTOC A.J. Robinson, 70, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Emma Mask

SOUTHAVEN Emma Mask, 95, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, in Southaven. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Sallie Dixon

RIPLEY Sallie Etta Dixon, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Beverly Health Care. She was a homemaker and a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Bolden officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Sarah B. Brown of Ripley; one son, Bobby E. Dixon, and his wife, Peggy, of Cherokee, Ala.; two stepdaughters, Margaret Crecelius of Mammoth Springs, Ark., and Clara Moore of Tiplersville; one stepson, A.B. Dixon of Germantown, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Z. Dixon; and her parents, John B. and Sarah Jane Dowdy Booker.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today.

Martha Farley

AMORY Martha Louise Farley, 76, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in Monroe County and reared in Amory. She attended Amory schools. She married Allen B. Farley on Dec. 15, 1941; he died in 1977. She was a member of the East Amory Baptist Church. She was employed by Amory Garment Company until retiring in 1991. She enjoyed gospel music, attending church and activities with her grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. R.D. Cline officiating and Bro. Darrell Sanderson assisting. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Rose Williams and her husband, James, of Tupelo, and Shirley Ann Harlow and her husband, Bobby Joe, of Hatley; one brother, James M. Smith of Marine City, Mich.; three sisters, Dorothy Butler of Fresno, Calif., Sara L. Faulkner of Greenwood, and Mary E. Atienza of Nashville; seven grandchildren, Ronnie Reeves, Kenny Bryant, Carolyn Griffin, Mandy Harlow, Emily Harlow, Amber Ausbon and Clayton Baxter; six great-grandchildren, Tish Bryant, Nikki Reeves, Memory Harris, Jacob Harris, Tanner Griffin and Carie Ann Bryant.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Carl and Sallie Lou Carter Smith; an infant son; a brother, Paul R. Smith; and two brothers-in-law, Pete M. Butler and Edwin B. Faulkner.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Powell, Frank Finney and Terry Hall.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory MS 38821.

Lee Roy Pearson

HATLEY Lee Roy Pearson, 72, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. He was born in Monroe County. He lived in Hatley for more than 50 years and attended Hatley School. He married Sarah Vaughan on July 13, 1947. He was employed by Kroger for more than 43 years, and was associated with stores in Amory, Aberdeen and Columbus before retiring in 1988. He was a former member of the Hatley School Board and a former alderman for the Town of Hatley. He was a member of the Hatley Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed life.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Hatley Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Thom Stapleton officiating and Bro. Sidney McLeod assisting. Burial will be in the Hatley Cemetery. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Vaughan Pearson of Hatley; one son, Van Vaughan Pearson, and his wife, Shelia, of Hatley; one daughter, Sherry Pearson Lewis, and her husband, Sammy, of Hatley; four brothers, Billy Pearson, Dennis Pearson and Steve Pearson, all of Hatley, and Herman Pearson of Wren; five sisters, Jewel Howell and Judy Dove, both of Hatley, Frances Isbel of Amory, Peggy Head of Athens and Glinda Smith of Springfield, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Kyle and Sara Beth Lewis, and Colby, Chase and Clay Pearson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Claudie Kyle Pearson; a brother, W.C. Pearson; and two sisters, Earnestine Roberts and Mary Ann Cantrell.

Pallbearers will be David Pickle, Lloyd Pearson, Boyd Pearson, Alan Pearson, Lewis Sanders, Lavies Vaughan, Pete Vaughan and George King.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Holden, Murray Scoggins, Bobby Curley, Charles Smith, Alan McCollum and John Hunter.

Memorials may be made to: Hatley Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, Hatley MS or the Hatley Cemetery Fund, 60093 Fowlkes Road, Amory MS 38821.

Perry C. Hubbard

Perry C. Hubbard died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born Dec. 9, 1955.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo with Dr. Cordell Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Porter's Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Mary F. Lipsey of Tupelo; three children, Brenda, Fredrick and Terry Mallard of Tupelo; two brothers, Terry Lee Hubbard of Virginia Beach, Va., and Richard Lee Trice Jr. of Racine, Wis.; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Marcus Shack; his mother, Daisy Hubbard Bettis; and his father, Richard Lee Trice.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Louise W. Jones

PONTOTOC Louise W. Jones died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at the Pontotoc Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Amy Riley

FULTON Amy Riley, 22, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at the U.T. Bowld Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.

Lucy Powell

IUKA Lucy Muriel Powell, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at the Iuka Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a sister, Mary K. Malone; 15 stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. James Kelly and Nettie Coffey Kelley; her husband, Willie Powell; a son, Roy Lee Griffith; and a brother, James Kelly.

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