Jennifer Kay Pounds

SHANNON Jennifer Kay Pounds, 41, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. She was born March 1, 1959, in Lee County. She was a member of Johnson Chapel M.B. Church in Shannon.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. John Cox officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Raphael Goree of Shannon; her mother, Irene E. Pounds of Shannon; three sisters, Joyce Chambers and her husband, Therman, of Glenwood, Ill., Jerlena Foster and her husband, Theodis, of Shannon, and Regina Pounds of Shannon; two brothers, A.C. Pounds Jr. of Shannon and George Pounds and his wife, Gloria, of Shannon.

She was preceded in death by her father, A.C. Pounds Sr.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Audrey Pendergest

NEWTON Audrey Bobo Pendergest, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the Newton Regional Hospital in Newton after a brief illness. She was born April 1, 1914, in Lee County to Leander Green Bobo and Melissa Elizabeth Harbin Bobo. She lived in Tupelo most of her life and was a longtime employee of the Holiday Inn. She lived in Anchorage, Alaska, from 1982 until 1997, and in Newton since 1997. She attended the Newton Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of William David "Verdie" Pendergest Sr., who died April 21, 1950. An avid reader, she enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and spending time with her family.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Douglas and the Rev. Charles Bonner officiating. Burial will be in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Jeanne Lovell of Newton; one son, Jim Pendergest, and his wife, Glenda, of Decatur; eight grandchildren, Angie Chandler and her husband, Leroy, of Jackson, B.J. Childress of Decatur, the Rev. William Lovell and his wife, Leslie, of Dallas, Craig Lovell and his wife, Robin, of Dallas, Donna Butler and her husband, Darron, of Moselle, Amy Weeden and her husband, Ken, of Baldwyn, Laura Amy and her husband, Bobby, of Germantown, and Terrell Pickett Jr. and his wife, Wendy, of Union; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, William David Pendergest Jr., on Aug. 14, 1982.

Pallbearers will be Frank Russell, Bill Murphy, Jim Rutherford, Johnny Stanford, Jim Stanford and Dr. J.D. Lewis.

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons Memorial Bibles, P.O. Box 768, Tupelo MS 38802; or the Building Restoration Fund, Newton First Presbyterian Church, 206 Cherry St., Newton MS 39345.

Syble Ransom

OXFORD Syble Urene Ransom, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the Pontotoc Hospital. She was a retired salesperson at Carl Coers Clothing Store at the University of Mississippi. She was the widow of Cleveland B. "Doc" Ransom and a member of North Oxford Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Ard officiating. Burial will be in North Oxford Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Winifred Curtis Hill of Oxford; one brother, Arthur Busby of Oxford; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Billy Goodger

BOONEVILLE Billy Edward Goodger, 61, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruby Smith

BRUCE Ruby Smith, 102, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the Calhoun County Nursing Home in Calhoun City. She was born Dec. 14, 1898, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce with the Rev. James West, the Rev. Max Price and the Rev. Edward Pendergrast officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Bruce.

Survivors include one son, Elmo Smith, and his wife, Louise, of Bruce; three grandsons, Charles Smith, the Rev. Jerry Smith and Tommy Smith; two great-grandchildren, Kelly and Adam Smith; six stepgreat-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-great-grandchildren; one step great-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie A. Smith, on March 28, 1927; and her parents, James Wild Bagwell and Annie Davis Bagwell.

Pallbearers will be Tracy Turner, Sammy Turner, Tommy Roane, Tony Ruth, William Ruth and William Smithson.

Mary Lou Smith

CORINTH Mary Lou Smith, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born in Hardin County, Tenn., the daughter of I.W. and Rhonda Gilliam Hale.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian Assembly of God with Bro. C.V. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery in Corinth. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sisters, Beta Hale Rogers, Dorothy Autrey and Julia Carpenter, all of Corinth; one niece, Betty Lou Laughlin; several nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.O. Smith; her parents; a brother, Stafford Hale; and a sister, Naomi Vance.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Assembly of God or a charity of the donor's choice.

Taylor Jones

BYHALIA Taylor Lynn Jones, 5, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, on Cayce Road in Byhalia. She was a kindergarten student at H.W. Byers School at Mt. Pleasant.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Sims Chapel M.B. Church in Michigan City with the Rev. Adam Gholson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Sherron Ann Jones of Byhalia; her father, Charles Elrod of LaGrange, Tenn.; two sisters, Ronisha LaShay Dowdy and Donisha LaShun Dowdy, both of Byhalia; her grandmothers, Shirley Griggs of Somerville, Tenn., and Cora Elrod of LaGrange, Tenn.; her grandfather, Albert Jones of Memphis; her great-grandmothers, Ella Jones of Memphis and Louise Chairs of Somerville, Tenn.; her godmother, Angela Hardaway of Red Banks.

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 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Lois Woodruff

IUKA Lois Nunley Woodruff, 67, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Iuka Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Manley, Bro. Ron Plymel and Bro. C.I. Puckett officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie Woodruff of Iuka; one son, Ronnie Woodruff, and his wife, Debbie, of Zion, Ill.; two daughters, Teresa South and her husband, Jerry, and Patty Kenaum and her husband, Gary, all of Iuka; three brothers, J. Nunley, H.L. "Trail" Nunley and Paulie Nunley, all of Iuka; five sisters, Opal Crabb, Burndeen Blackard, Lela Mae South, Ellie Davis and Tina Holt, all of Iuka; six grandchildren, Jeremy South, Adam South, Ashley Woodruff, Mikinzie Woodruff, Blake Kenaum and Laura Kenaum.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Nunley; a sister, Christine Brumley; and two brothers, Lester and L.C. Nunley.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Memorials may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church Building Fund, 105 W. Eastport St., Iuka MS 38852.

Ressie Hall

BURNSVILLE Ressie "Noochie" Curtis Hall, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Center Hill Baptist Church in Counce, Tenn., with Bro. Eddie Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Michael Curtis and his wife, Carole, of Lockport, Ill., Stanley Black and his wife, Larkalini, of Chicago, Ricky Black and his wife, Diana, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Wayne Hall Jr. of Burnsville; two daughters, Becky Gray and her husband, Danny, and Anita Wilbanks and her husband, James, all of Corinth; two sisters, Rena Freeman of Burnsville and Rudean Seaton of Savannah, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Keith Black, Steven Kiddy, Tony Dearman and his wife, Malenia, Joey Dearman and his wife, Beth, Angela Hilburn and her husband, Dale, Deanna Dearman, Ashley Gray, Nicole Black, Shelby and Shane Curtis, and Cindy Holmes and her husband, Lonnie; four great-grandchildren, Matthew Holmes, Troy and Dylan Hilburn, and Jacob Dearman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Hall Sr.; her parents, Albert and Josie Smith Curtis; six sisters, Ruth South, Ruby South, Raney McAnally, Rebbie Woods, Rilla Riddell and Racine Curtis; three brothers, R.G. Curtis, Raymond Curtis and Rudell Curtis; and a grandson, Johnathan Smolik.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Hall Jr., Michael Kiddy, Greg McAnally, Jack Mock, Joey Dearman and Tony Dearman.

Frank Elmore

LAS VEGAS Frank Miller Elmore, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at his home in Las Vegas. He was a former resident of Ashland and a former member of Samuel Chapel M.B. Church in Ashland. He was a retired mechanical contractor, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Rose of Sharon M.B. Church and the Masonic Lodge.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Samuel Chapel M.B. Church in Ashland with Superintendent Bernell Hoyle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Quincy Sims Elmore of Las Vegas; two sons, Dwight Elmore of Chicago and Darold Elmore of Las Vegas; six sisters, Pearlie Gholson of Memphis, Thelma Brown of Calumet City, Ill., Shirley Lockett of Chicago, Brooksie Surratt of Maywood, Ill., Ruth Fortenberry of Ashland and Josie Hampton of Columbus, Ga.; four brothers, Cleophias Elmore of Glenwood, Ill., Murry Elmore of Maywood, Ill., Ernest Elmore of Memphis and Robert Elmore of Oxford, Ala.; four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Joe H. Franks

CORINTH Joe H. Franks, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born July 31, 1928, in Hardin County, Tenn., to the late Henry and Nora May Franks. He was an employee of TVA for 25 years and business manager for IBEW for more than 22 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of Harper Road Christian Church and Shriner Lodge No. 116. He enjoyed collecting knives and Beanie Babies.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Sammy Franks officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Thornton Franks; one son, Joe M. Franks of Corinth; three sisters, Robbie Hall, Gladys Harmon and Sue Jones, all of Savannah, Tenn.; two brothers, Grady Franks of Birmingham and W.G. Franks of Knoxville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Erin Grier and Zack Grier.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Byron Beckwith VI

CHATTANOOGA Byron De-La Beckwith VI died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Mississippi. He was of the Presbyterian faith.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home in Chattanooga, Tenn. Burial will follow at the chattanooga memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Neff Lindsey beckwith; one son, Byron De-La Beckwith VII of Aberdeen; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Vernon Angle

PITTSBORO Walter Vernon Angle, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Calhoun Health Services. He was born Nov. 28, 1929, in Anthony, Kan. He was a retired meat cutter, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a Methodist.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Bruce with the Rev. Howard Green and the Rev. Donald Austin officiating. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Cornelia Dora Moore Angle of Pittsboro; one daughter, Sara Clanton of Bruce; two sons, Tracy Angle and Wesley Angle, both of Calhoun City; one sister, Lorene Oaks of Altoona, Pa.; two brothers, Cleo Angle of Bruce and Gordon Angle of Red Oak, Texas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Samuel Angle and Sara Hazel Bishop Angle; and a daughter, Vedia Gean Brown.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

Rev. Lyndon Burleson

KENOSHA, Wis. The Rev. Lyndon Burleson, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Aurora Hospital and Medical Center in Kenosha, Wis. He was born June 10, 1931, in Itawamba County to the late Curtis and Pernecie Burleson. He was a pastor for 42 years in Illinois and Wisconsin, and was presently the pastor at Pleasant Prairie Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, carpentry, woodworking and bird watching.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tombigbee Baptist Church in Mantachie with Bro. Roger Akers officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Alvia Burleson of Kenosha, Wis.; three sons, Scott Burleson and his wife, Charlie, and Jack Burleson and his wife, Claudia, all of Waukegan, Ill., and Dennis Burleson and his wife, Donna, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; one daughter, Lorrie Blakenship and her husband, Davis, of Kenosha, Wis.; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Burleson of Waukegan, Ill.; three brothers, Kenneth Burleson of Florida, Paul Burleson of Mooreville and Tony Burleson of Mantachie; two sisters, Doris Fikes of California and Helen Bates of Sherman; 11 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday at the Tombigbee Baptist Church.

Milford Terry

MANTACHIE Milford Benson "M.B." Terry, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 20, 1908, to the late John Morgan Terry and Ella Boren Terry. He was a member of Boguefala Baptist Church. An accomplished farmer most of his life, he raised cows and chickens, and sold eggs and milk for many years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Elbert Boutwell and Bro. Vern Gunnels officiating. Burial will be in Fawn Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Laura Johnson, and her husband, Prentiss, of Saltillo; two sisters, Mattie Hill and Grace Marlin, both of Mantachie; one sister-in-law, Clara Terry of Mooreville; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Comer Terry, on Jan. 17, 1985; a son, Milford Wayne Terry; two brothers, Sam Terry and John D. Terry; and three sisters, Luna Moon, Christine Nichols and Vera Comer.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Jack Marlin will be an honorary pallbearer.

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

Sarah Woods

HOUSTON Sarah Woods, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Wesley Chapel CME Church, where she was a member of the Stewardess Board.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Houston Chapel CME Church with the Rev. T.H. Austin officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Darlene Johnson, and her husband, Bobby J., of Houston; one granddaughter, Brandie C. Johnson of Houston; one sister-in-law, Minnie R. Woods of Houlka; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Mattie Lee Conlee

KOSCIUSKO Mattie Lee Conlee, 93, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Monfort-Jones Hospital in Kosciusko. She was a native of the Forkville community of Scott County and a longtime resident of Scott County. She served in the U.S. Army for a number of years. She was the widow of C.W. Conlee.

Services were Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton with the Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Burial was in Morton Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include four sisters, Lula Mae Coward and Ethel Masters, both of Forkville, Lois Traeger of Ruidoso, N.M., and Margie "Tiny" Burkes of Forest; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Lee Miles, Wilbur McCurdy, Jackie Burkes, Jimmy Cox Jr., Bill Jeffcoats and Graham Bradshaw.

Dorothy Hatfield

FORT WORTH, Texas Dorothy Kay Hatfield, 48, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. She was born Nov. 7, 1952, in Madison, Wis., to Erwin and Edna Kraak. She attended Madison East High School. She worked at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, the Bank of Hawaii and General Dynamics in Fort Worth. She married Steven Hatfield in 1987. She was then a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. William R. Longsworth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Steven; one son, Jeffrey, of Fort Worth; one sister, Teresa and her husband, Chuck Busby; a brother-in-law, Edward Lavallee of Madison, Wis.; her in-laws, Lt. Col. William H. and Elaine Hatfield, and Mark and Karen Hatfield, all of Booneville, and Billy Hatfield of Gainesville, Fla; nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

William H. Yarber Jr.

BOONEVILLE William H. Yarber Jr., 64, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Ruffer Chandler

BOONEVILLE Ruffer Chandler died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Neoma Stacy

RED BAY, Ala. Neoma Stacy died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

Ruth Gatlin

TISHOMINGO Ruth Gatlin, 98, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the Tishomingo Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

Erma Letchworth

IUKA Visitation for the service for Erma Letchworth will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.

Sula O. Davis

DORSEY Sula O. Davis died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary of Amory.

Eugene Corbin

CORINTH Eugene Corbin, 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.

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